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APRIL 9, 2011 - APRIL 15, 2011

Obama Launches Lady Bison Split

Re-election Campaign A2
The Invisible Institution A7 Weekend Series B8

Instead of Fighting for Funding, Civil Rights Leaders

Nonprofits Fight Each Other Asks Congress to
By George Barnette
AFRO Staff Writer

A fight for more funding

Reconsider Cuts meeting.
“This is America and we
have the right to meet with
whoever we decide to meet
By George Barnette
for the county’s nonprofits has with. We have the right to
AFRO Staff Writer
turned into a power struggle peacefully assemble. We
of just who is in control of the have the right to petition our
Leaders from the National Pan-Hellenic Council along with National
county’s nonprofits. government,” Grant said.
Urban League President Marc Morial are using the anniversary of Dr. Martin
Sandy Pruitt, leader of “For an individual to express
Luther King Jr.’s death to reinforce his dream. The leaders want truly want to
People for Change of Prince disdain, anger and frustration,
see equality for all Americans.
George’s County organized a and to suggest that she should
“At a time when the needs of the Black community, the needs of poor
meeting for April 1 for all of get permission to come to
people, and the needs of children are increasing,” Marian Wright Edelman,
the county’s nonprofits, under him to call such a meeting is
president of the Children’s Defense Fund, said, “we’re cutting the very
a new umbrella organization a travesty to our democratic
name of Nonprofit Coalition ideals.” Continued on A4
of Prince George’s County, to Adams went on to say that
discuss the budget and other Pruitt’s message was confusing
issues, however there was a to the county’s nonprofit
problem. The Human Services community. Adams said his
Coalition of Prince George’s group will take a “reasoned”
County didn’t approve. approach into meetings with
In an e-mail sent in response county officials as opposed to
to Pruitt’s call for action, HSC the method Pruitt is using.
Courtesy photo
Executive Director Jerry Adams “If HSC represents a
Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant
made it clear that if there was reasoned and tactical approach
supported the meeting of county non-
to be any group to organize as its voice of the nonprofit
profit agencies to develop a strategy
nonprofits in the county, it community, and you confuse
for dealing with declining support from
would be his. the issue with a second message
the county government.
“Where exactly do you get and style, we will have two
the authority to represent your very confusing messages
organization as the Nonprofit ‘representing’ nonprofits,” he
Coalition of Prince George’s County?” Adams asked. said. “That is a huge disservice to nonprofits, and the
“I just googled ‘Nonprofit Coalition of Prince George’s county that watches them.
County’ and HSC of PGC was the four of the first ten Despite Adam’s effort to discourage attendance,
choices that came up. People for Change does not ever it went on as planned with over 40 county nonprofits
enter the picture.” represented according to Pruitt. Adams did not attend, AP Photo/Lansing State Journal, Greg DeRuiter
However, when many leaders of nonprofits read but representatives from HSC were in attendance State workers wave and shout during a protest, as drivers pass by
the e-mail, they became infuriated with its tone and though, according to Adams, they did not participate. honking their horns Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, in downtown Lansing,
message. Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant, who also Pruitt plans on moving forward with action from Mich., at the Capitol Commons building. A state panel on Friday
works with Community Development Corporation, the Nonprofit Coalition of Prince George’s County deadlocked over a rule change that would have let state workers be
says the county’s nonprofits had the right to hold that Continued on A3
laid off up to 20 days if there is a government shutdown.

Pr. George’s Corrections New Alleged Malcolm X

Dept. Touts Barber Program Assassin Fingered in
By George Barnette that, it has 15 percent recidivism

New Book
Hear the AFRO on The Daily AFRO Staff Writer rate, which is much lower than the
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. DOC’s overall inmate return rate of 66
There aren’t many positive things percent.
coming out of the Prince George’s
Department of Corrections (DOC).
The 1,200 hour program is set up
in two areas, classroom study and
Author, Manning Marable, Scholar and Activist,
But its barber school, which is helping
to reduce recidivism, is proving to be
practicum. Students normally only
complete 850 of the needed hours
Dies before Publication
an exception. while incarcerated. The rest is done By AFRO Staff book, Malcolm X: A Life of
“We don’t blow our own horn under the watchful eye of a master Reinvention.
enough,” said Mary Lou McDonough, barber outside of the facility. Myths about Malcolm X—his Marable will not experience
director of DOC. “This is one of those Students in the program say they life, his beliefs and especially his what could be the highpoint of his
programs where you can count on the can see how the class is working death—continue to abound decades career, however. On April 1, just
results.” already. Robert Davis, incarcerated after his assassination at the age days before his book’s launch on
The program is directed by Phil on handgun possession, says you can 39. Longtime Malcolm X scholar April 4, the scholar, writer, lecturer,
Mazza, former president of the see how different the behavior is of Manning Marable attempts to and civil rights activist who founded
National Association of Barber Boards the men in the class versus that of the deconstruct the Black icon’s life and the Institute for Research in African
of America (NABBA). Mazza, in other inmates. offers “explosive” new revelations American Studies at Columbia
charge since the program’s inception “There’s definitely a difference,” into Malcolm’s death in his new Continued on A4
in 1993, has seen it grow into DOC’s he said. “This class gives us
most successful something to work for. When you
vocational have something to do, you tend not to Respected historian
program. want to get in trouble.” and author Manning
Mazza Davis’ words prove prophetic Marable died three
says it’s the in the clinical area. The days before the
most successful atmosphere in which the publication of his
program because barbers train is different from autobiography of
it’s the only one the rest of the facility. Soft Malcolm X.
that has 100 percent music plays while the barbers
job placement. The practice, making the facility
program partners a lot less rowdy than your typical
with 53 shops in barbershop. That was done by design
Prince George’s to keep the students in the program
and Charles counties on good behavior, Mazza said. In 18
to provide homes years Mazza, not a corrections officer
for all of its by background, says he’s never had
graduates. In any security breaches.
Join the AFRO on addition to
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A2 The Afro-American, April 9, 2011 - April 15, 2011

AFRO National Briefs

by the National Urban On April 4, Martelly, 50,
League since 1976, centers beat out opponent, professor
on an Equality Index, which and Haiti’s former first lady
ranks Blacks and Latinos Mirlande Manigat, 70, with
President Meets with Members of Congressional Black Caucus against White Americans a landslide 67 percent of the
Your History • Your Community • Your News on issues such as income, votes, The Associated Press
The Afro-American Newspapers homeownership, health reported.
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters insurance and education. The island nation’s past is
2519 N. Charles Street This year’s Equality Index peppered with corrupt leaders
of Black America stands at and nepotism, perhaps most
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602
71.5 percent a 0.6 percent evident in the 29-year father-
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 decline from last year. son Duvalier regime, which The Equality Index of resulted in the deaths of an
Latino America, included estimated 300,000 Haitians and
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 for the second time this year, a seemingly endless economic
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II stands at 76.8, compared to a slump.
2010 index of 76.6 percent.
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. But Martelly, a carnival
The report was released at
singer known more for his
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222 a town hall event at Howard
lascivious lyrics than political
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
University and moderated by
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 President Barack Obama meets with the Congressional insight, says he will bring
award-winning journalists
Black Caucus Executive Committee in the Oval Office, change to Haiti with a focus
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales Roland Martin and Jeff
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 March 30. Attending the meeting are, from left; Rep. Johnson. on “action, recovery and Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y.; Rep. Donna Christensen, D-V.I.; renewal,” according to his
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 campaign website.
President Obama; Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo.;Rep.
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 His outsider status among
Andre Carson, D-Ind.; and Rep. G. K. Butterfield, D-N.C.
Advertising Account Executive the country’s close knit
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274 political circles may have
Obama Re-election the White House, and chief been the deciding factor in his
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 Launches with E-mail, political strategist David victory, however. Throughout
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265 Website Axelrod. the elections, Manigat’s
Director, Community & Public Relations WASHINGTON (AP) camp painted Martelly as an
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 — President Barack Obama National Urban League
uneducated, immoral candidate
formally launched his re- Declares ‘War on
who would only throw Haiti’s
election campaign today. Unemployment’
already fragile socioeconomic
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu WASHINGTON, D.C. Courtesy Photo
And he’s urging grass-roots state into further disarray.
E-mail: (March 31, 2011) – With urban
supporters central to his first But in an interview with
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277 and minority communities
White House run to mobilize Haiti’s New President
CNN, Martelly said he is a
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 mired in economic uncertainty,
again to protect the change Promises Change Amid
man of the people. “I’ve been
E-mail: the National Urban League
he’s brought over the past two Poverty, Corruption
(NUL) declared “war on Michel Martelly’s on the ground with [the Haitian
Global Markets years.
unemployment” with the recent ascendancy to Haiti’s people] for 22 years. The
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 The official start of his
release of the “2011 State of presidential seat marks an people know me. I represent second White House bid comes
Black America” report. unexpected evolution in the the light at the end of the
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager amid three wars, a budget fight
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116 with Congress, and sluggish “Our nation has declared Caribbean country’s history. tunnel.”
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager economic recovery. It also war on poverty…war on
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 comes 20 months before the drugs…even war on obesity,”
November 2012 election. said NUL President and
Production Department - 410-554-8288
Obama sent an e-mail CEO Marc H. Morial in a
to more than 13 million prepared statement. “The
Washington Office supporters announcing his National Urban League calls
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723 candidacy. In it, he says lasting on Washington to declare war
change never comes quickly or on unemployment, and urban
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297
easily. And he says mobilizing America is the battlefront. As
General Manager
needs to start to protect the urban communities go, so goes
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116
progress that’s already been America, and unless those
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112
made. communities have access to
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: The campaign is based in jobs and are fully prepared to
410-554-8234 Chicago. Many of the same excel and innovate in those
people from his first bid jobs, the nation’s economic (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
remain involved, including recovery is meaningless.” Haitian presidential candidate Michel Martelly, right, also
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226 “The State of Black
former campaign manager known as Sweet Mickey, takes pictures with supporters in
Nights and Weekends: 410-554-8282 America,” issued annually
David Plouffe, who now is in this March 11 photo.


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A2 Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3
The Afro-American, April 9, 2011 - April 9, 2011 April 9, 2011 - April 15, 2011 The Afro-American
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-
AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On

Lawmakers Look for More Reports from DJS

Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding
relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace
multiple times in the back seat blog, she thanked fans and sup-
of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- porters for their prayers and
By Holly Nunn teredAdvocates
to Hudson’s ofmurdered
equal services for girls will likely reconvicted. offered a $100,000 reward to
Capital News Service reintroduce
brother, the bill
was towed next
with theyear using the information from the Tuesday’s hearing is one of theanyone last steps
whofor the recidivism
returned the boy
report. Sam Abed, the
boy’s body inside and is being new secretary of the department, and bill. Having passed the Senate without
alive. opposition, it is
ANNAPOLIS — In an attempt to fix the state’s most Gov. Martin
processed O’Malley,
by evidence have expressed support for equal
techni- expected to pass in the House. Since the investigation,
troubled agency without spending more money, lawmakers services with or without
cians and workers. The body legislation. Lawmakers may also require the department
Hudson to submit
– who gained stardom
are asking the Department of Juvenile Services for reports Another
was later bill, sponsored
removed and taken toby Sen. Bobby Zirkin, a vocal a plan for how to fully fund the historically-underfunded
after appearing on “American
rather than policy changes. critic
the Cook of County
justice in Maryland, requires the department agency. Idol,” and then won an
A bill that would have mandated substantially equivalent Examiner’s office. Budget analysts
Academy say that
2012her role in
services for girls has been amended to ask for a report from Hudson and other family budget underfunds juvenile
the movie services –byhas
the department by December outlining how the range and “Sometimes legislation moves in baby steps.”
members arrived at the Medical $7.2 million because
stayed outit does notpublic
of the account eye.
quality of services for boys can be extended to include girls. Examiner’s office mid-after- for frequent use ofThe overtime
maintain report-
In addition to asking the department to report on services noon to identify the body. Julian King, Jennnifer – Del. Kathleennephew.
Hudson’s Dumais required staff-to-juvenile ed that a paraderatios.of cars moved
for girls, other legislation is pending that would require Given the choice between look- slowly pastbeher family’s inhome
ing directly at the body or A spokesman for the office the murders but is beingThese reports
held in would
morning, past the
juvenile services to explain what is necessary for the agency to report recidivism rates to the General Assembly by
told the newspaper that Hudson addition to theviolation
jail for parole annual state
after comprehensive three-year plan.
viewing it on a wall-mounted news vans, reporters and curi-
to stay within its budget and to report more specific numbers region and by individual detention or treatment facility. The The reporting requirements are indicative of the budget
ous onlookers.
about juveniles who are released and re-arrested.Courtesy Photos department currently releases to the public rates by which climate. New initiatives and reforms require funding, and
Jennifer Jamie Raskin presented
and her mom,the bill requiring
Darnell Donersona report
who “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
juveniles reoffend by type of treatment undergone, but not by funding is hard to come by this session.
Neighbors stood
quietly and
wason killed,
equal services
as wellfor
her to the House
brother, Judiciary Committee
Jason. facility. But Zirkin said that after years of attemptingreflected to fix theon the
Tuesday, where it is expected to be approved and sent to the Without information
video screen, the family chose about individual
“remained programs,
strong for Zirkin
her fami- department
being through
convicted of legislation,
attempted reporting
violence. is all that’s left for
body offloor.
her 7-year-old plate X584859 was found on said, the department
the latter. According to the would continue
ly” to
and “place
was kids
clearly into
its leader. the General
murder and Assembly
vehicular to require
hijack- of the department.
In front of the Hudson’s
nephew Monday, just legislation
hours moves in babyWest
Chicago’s steps,”
Sidesaid Del.
after environments
Tribune, Hudsonwhere we have no“She
said, “Yes, knowledge of success
held hands with herrates.
fami- ing.“Over
Cook the last 10
County yearsshow
records we’ve passed
home, men countless
in heavybills to
Kathleen Dumais, vice-chair
after his body was found in a of the committee and the lead
police received a 7 a.m. call If you’re
that’s him.” going to send a kid to ABC
ly,” detention
the spokesman center,
said.or ABC
“It provide
that he a roadmap
pleaded for
guilty tojuvenile
both services, a litany of juvenile
and hooded sweatshirts came to
sponsor of the original bill, which analysts estimated would group home, I want to know howwas they’re doing.”
obviously a very emotional justice
in 1999. Hethat wasis also
now law,” said
kiss theZirkin. “They
twin white just bar-

ACORN Fights Back

have cost more than $2 million. Overall, three out of four juvenilesmoment.”are arrested within convicted
need in 1998
to follow forwe’ve
what posses-done.”ing the names of Donerson and
three years of being released from aThe boy – the of
Department sonJuvenile
of Julia sion“What
of a stolen motor
else are youvehicle.
going to do? Pass a law that says you
Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in
Services program, and almost half are re-adjudicated or really, really, really mean it?”

Nonprofits FightFraud Charges ‘Bogus’

“Everybody is sick of going
been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years
Leader Calls Voter Registration
through stuff like this,” Artisha
when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, a former resident of the
grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges. area told the Tribune. “We all
By Alan King and Dallas Cowboys players No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle,
Continued from A1
AFRO Staff Writer Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, trying to distance him from the
The boy remained missing have to stick together. All these
Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in young children are dying, and
and has a meeting scheduled for April among15. theShe
names is also planning
submitted to group, saying, “Barack Obama in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers for what?”
to ask for the removal
Presidential candidateof Adams from
John hisofficials.
election position within HSC Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale
as there isattack
McCain’s still aonbadACORNtaste in– the mouth Hurd ofsaid
her those
workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue.
Associated Community were doing
“What should have been his response is ‘I congratulate those things without long and deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desig-
Organization for Reform Now – ACORN’s
you Ms. Pruitt on bringing together nonprofits. As you know knowledge or permis- I for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing
confirms the success of the
organization, the head of the
like to join you in this roundtablefaced
sion, were fired.
represent an organization that works with nonprofits. I would
“The evidence that has sur-
discussion to seetheyif there
him for President.
Succeeding in business
But now ACORN is in trouble.
children – was issued Friday
after Julian was discovered
group says. so far shows faked Reporter: There are at least missing after the murders.
nonprofit sector
we’ve done and success we’ve
testimony to the work forms to get paid for work
to see
didn’t do, not to stuff ballot
is all about who you know.
11 investigations across the
country involving thousands of
Police arrested William
Balfour, the missing boy’s step-
had,” Maude Hurd, president of boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the
Starting with your bank.
potentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband

Barber Program
ACORN, said in an interview victim of fraud, not the perpetra- forms. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
with the AFRO. tor of it. Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several
“When this attack started, we Hurd said the only things fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders.
bogus are the charges them-
Continued from A1
had just announced that we had
selves. And factcheck. org
paid more than $800,000 to an Balfour’s mother, Michele, has
ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had
registered 1.3 million new vot-
she said.Simmons,
“That’s justchief be incarcerated for at least
to say agrees. efforts. nothing to do with the slayings.
someone’s services
the sixItmonths,
concluded, to have enough
“Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
because of said inmatessuccess.”
ACORN’s in the time to complete
ACORN the 1,200
nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
McCain, arewhodifferent
is runningoutside
for hour found
been course. Inmates
guilty of, or have
even Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
of the clinical
president on thearea too. tick- charged
Republican to request placement
with, in the
casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for
He says its
et, lashed outlike “night and
at ACORN in the program, but they may not
votes.” America.
day” once the
final debate inmates
against Barack leave The problem came about pri-
on the
verge of maybe
training, but he still marvels group
“Why do these
marily because of the way
ACORN operates. Rather than
Since McCain’s comments,
ACORN’s 87 offices have been
at the program’s success. His
ing one of the greatest frauds in
only issue is why the young
voter history in this country,
young men have to
rely on volunteers, it pays peo-
ple, many of them poor or unem-
bombarded with threats and
racist mail.
men have to be incarcerated
destroying the fabric of
take advantage of such a
be incarcerated to
ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential
democracy.” The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the
program. receive something, a non-partisan being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle
Web“Why do thesethoseyoung
site, found
be “exaggerated,” with “notoevi-
to be incarcerated
like this?”
the registration.
Maud explained, “We have a
offices and stole computers.
After a Cleveland representative BREAD NOT ON THE LIST
dence ofsomething like this?”
any such democracy- zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was
he asked. “Why
destroying fraud.”not open
– Stephan Simmons
ate falsification of registration.” sent to the local office saying she
it up in high
Hurd schools?
believes We
the McCain haveMostanynews
cases neglect
or priorto “is going to have her life ended.”
chargeseveryone isn’t going
were politically motivat-to charges
point out that are of violent
that ACORN is A worker in Providence, R.I.,
ed. so why not give them nature. Those
required by lawwho to turnmay have
in all reg- received a threatening call say- LEFT RIGHT
She said,they can do
“Because it’stolow- a violentforms.
istration charge And maytheyask
alsoforfail ing, “We know you get off work
and moderate-income
keep them out of here?” people, to note that
special it was the organiza-
consideration, but at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
andTo people of color, I
be enrolled into the believe the tion, in many instances,that
there is no guarantee that it
first A caller to one office left a
McCain campaign thinks those brought the phony registrations message on the answering
program, inmates have to will be successful.
voters are going to vote to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
Democratic, which is not neces- The McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that
sarily true.” isn’t interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get
ACORN is no stranger to points, preferring to air mislead- hung. He’s a (expletive deleted)
controversy. ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of
For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are
organization has fought for social his political support. fraudulent, and you need to go to
and economic justice for low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell. All the niggers on oak trees.
and moderate-income and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung hon-
Americans. With 400,000 mem- Announcer: Who is Barack eys, they’re going to get assassi-
ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.”
than 1,200 neighborhood chap- baptism performed at warp Another message said, “You
ters in 110 cities nationwide, speed.” Vast ambition. After col- liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive
ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. deleted). Welfare bums. You
its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. guys just (expletive deleted)
cating for affordable housing, There, Obama met Madeleine come to our country, consume
living wages, healthcare for the Talbot, part of the Chicago every natural resource there is, Ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction
underserved— and while organ- branch of ACORN. He was so and make a lot of babies. That’s
izing voter registration drives. impressive that he was asked to all you guys do. And then suck with Small Business Banking”
But none has been as withering train the ACORN staff. up the welfare and expect every-
and baseless as this one. What did ACORN in Chicago one else to pay for your hospital
With the presidential election engage in? Bullying banks. bills for your kids. I jus’ say let
less than two weeks away, Intimidation tactics. Disruption your kids die. That’s the best Before age five, every room is a classroom.
ACORN’s detractors allege the of business. ACORN forced move. Just Business Class Banking. At SunTrust, ourFun
let your children die. Business
learningClass Bankingare everywhere. Simple things like
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Civil Rights Leaders Asks Congress to Reconsider Cuts

Continued from A1
people who need help the most.” has decided to balance the budget by going the claims Republicans are making that the nation into this deficit. He says the unending
The group is upset with Congress for after non-security discretionary spending; cuts will create more jobs isn’t truthful. “If [the expenditures on two wars have brought the
cutting major programs which would aid many proposing to drastically cut or completely cuts] went through they would cost the nation nation to the point of near bankruptcy. “Two
minorities in achieving that Dr. King’s dream. eliminate social safety net programs that help between 500,000 and 700,000 jobs,” Morial unpaid-for wars have led to a doubling, in a 10-
They believe a line has been crossed on Capitol Americans most in need,” Butler-McIntyre said. “Make no mistake about it; those that year period, of the budget of the Department of
Hill and it’ll have negative affects on people of said. “When they target programs like Head argue that cutting these programs will create Defense,” he said.
color. The group is calling on Congress to fund
“Under the current leadership in America programs that will protect education, jobs and
it appears that we are bragging about the
“Make no mistake about it; those that argue that cutting these programs job training programs. They say these things
largest cuts in domestic annual spending in this will create jobs have not one scintilla of evidence, not one report, and not are what people of color, particularly African
nation’s history,” said Kappa Alpha Psi Grand Americans, need to live the American dream.
Polemarch Dwayne M. Murray. “We fail to
one economist that has stood behind them on that point.” “We are here this morning to say,
mention that their cuts will cut job training for – Marc Morial unequivocally, that our national priorities are
the unemployed at a time when more than 13 in the wrong place,” said Wade Henderson,
million Americans are out of work.” Start, which provides educational and health jobs have not one scintilla of evidence, not one president and CEO of the Leadership
Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, president of Delta services to low-income children and their report, and not one economist that has stood Conference on Civil and Human Rights. “We
Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., agreed with Murray families, we are going to rock the boat.” behind them on that point.” are here to call on legislators to put their money
saying that these budget cuts are being made on The group is not only asking that the cuts In fact, Morial claims that the very where their mouths are. The future of this
the backs of America’s lower-class, especially not be made, but it is also calling House programs Congressional leaders want to cut nation depends on investments we make now,
single mothers and their children. “[Congress] Republicans out on their plan. Morial says that are not the programs that have thrown the particularly in our young people.”

New Alleged Malcolm X Assassin Fingered in New Book

Continued from A1
University, died at Columbia Presbyterian the Black leader’s death, naming five alleged be formed around 1993 that someone named what happened with Malcolm than you or I.”
Hospital in New York City after a long illness. conspirators, including the alleged triggerman, ‘William Bradley’ fired the shotgun, we just The autobiography is already being hailed
He was 60. 72-year-old Al-Mustafa Shabazz, formerly didn’t know what he looked like or what his as the definitive account of Malcolm X’s life
“As Malcolm X died shortly before the release William Bradley, of Newark, N.J. name was today,” Muhammad said. “We did and will add to Marable’s already towering
of his [first] autobiography, Marable died The claim was first published in a blog legacy.
three days before the publication of his life’s almost a year ago by District of Columbia A native of Dayton, Ohio, Marable earned
work. And as Malcolm lived on through his historian, Abdul-Rahman Muhammad, 48, who his undergraduate degree at Earlham College
best-selling autobiography, so will Marable, writes for the Association of African American in 1971, followed by a master’s degree in
through his unmatched body of writing, his Life and History. Marable credited Muhammad American history from the University of
educational contributions, his illuminations on in his book for the lead, which was backed by Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in American
Malcolm X’s legacy and his devoted students,” others in the Muslim community. history from the University of Maryland.
said Maytha Alhassen, a doctoral student in “This book has finally settled the 46-year- Dr. Marable taught at Cornell University, Fisk
American studies and ethnicity at University of old mystery of who really killed Malcolm University, Colgate University, Ohio State
Southern California who worked as a research X, or at least who fired the weapon that University and the University of Colorado
assistant for Dr. Marable. Alhassen made those took his life,” Muhammad told the AFRO before coming to Columbia. Additionally, Dr.
statements in a commentary about in an e-mail. “The historical significant of Marable for many years has been a columnist
her mentor. this revelation cannot be quantified. It is a widely published in Black newspapers
Ten years in the making, A Life of stunning achievement which has written a new throughout the country.
Reinvention tells the “never-before-told page in American history. Sad he couldn’t be “Dr. Marable’s contributions to the struggle
true story of [Malcolm’s] assassination,” here to receive his reward.” for freedom of
according to publisher Viking Press. Based Regarding his stunning assertion, African Americans
on years of research, including interviews, Muhammad said Shabazz’ identity was “an will never be
culled from his work with The Malcolm X open secret.” forgotten,” said
Project at Columbia University, the book “I relied heavily on the already existing NAACP President
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living in Newark and using to the contemporary
a Muslim name. With that conversation on
information, I was able to use race in America.  As
my contacts in the Muslim an academic he
Spring 2011 Open House community to finally identify was never afraid
Shabazz as Bradley.” to speak his mind,
April 8th A mug shot provided by and as an activist
East Orange Sgt. Andrew Di his words carried
Elmo, confirms Bradley’s the gravitas of a
alias as Al-Mustafa Shabazz. published author.
Speaking to the New Jersey His life was
Image Courtesy East Orange Police Department
Star-Ledger, Shabazz’s wife, dedicated to the
This mug shot provided by the East
Carolyn Kelley Shabazz, said struggle, and he will
Orange, N.Y. police department
she and her husband refute be sorely missed.”
confirms Al-Mustafa Shabazz and
the allegations. “As God, He is survived by
William Bradley are one and the
Allah, is my witness, there’s his wife, Leith
no way my husband could Mullings, two
have had a negative thought stepchildren and
in his head about Malcolm X,” said Carolyn three grandchildren. A memorial service is
Shabazz. “My husband is no more guilty about tentatively set for May 27.

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April 8
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‘Two Trains Running’ George’s Community April 8-9 festivities featuring a list Watkins Nature Center, April 9
Prince George’s College’s Department of Capital Region Ques’ Mardi of events, concluding with 301 Watkins Park Drive, The Entrepreneurs
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Women’s Conference
Doubletree Hotel,
5485 Twin Knolls Road,
Columbia, Md. 2-6 p.m.
All single women come and
enjoy singing, poetry, panel
discussions, great food and
much more. Registration $45.
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Mind, Body, Money
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‘We Are One’ in the Legacy of Dr. King ( human rights and human dignity of working men and women
Barbara Arnwine - As the nation marks the for which Dr. King gave his life on this day 43 years ago.
43rd anniversary of Rev. Dr. We showed politicians and their allies that “We Are One” in
Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, which occurred as a the fight to protect the rights of working families and we will
result of his intervention and support of the Memphis Sanitation not be silenced. Nationwide, civil and human rights activists,
Workers Strike, it is important for the American public to union members and supporters, African Americans, Latinos,
remember the historic and continuing role of protecting and Asians, immigrants, religious supporters, students, women’s
maintaining workers’ rights as part of civil rights progress. We groups, and many others will contact their elected officials and
all can continue learning from Dr. King’s leadership and hold community vigils, teach-ins, public rallies and workplace
teachings. As he stated on March 18, 1968, in the midst of a gatherings to demonstrate that workers’ rights are human rights
strike of 1,200 Black sanitation workers, “all labor has dignity.” that affect everyone, and that we will not let these rights be
In contrast to Dr. King’s ideals, recent efforts by Wisconsin destroyed.
Gov. Scott Walker and governors in other states to eliminate the While we appreciate the need to address the critical
gains obtained by public sector workers will have devastating shortfalls in state budgets, let us give serious consideration to
consequences for racial minorities and civil rights progress. At the civil rights implications of current actions in Wisconsin and
the core of the civil and human rights movement is economic other states. The fight for workers’ rights is part of the larger
progress of racial minorities is educational equity. Hence, the
equality which is based upon civil rights enforcement and struggle to achieve racial and gender equity in the workforce.
proposed cuts in Wisconsin and other states, especially those
strong protections for working Americans. These principles should not be summarily dismissed as
to teachers, who are a part of public sector labor unions, would
Indeed, the impact upon state and local government job simply a consequence of budget shortfalls. In fact, a failure to
cuts would be particularly devastating to minorities, including adequately address these disparities undoubtedly will contribute exacerbate the already formidable fight for equal educational
women, as they account for a substantial segment of unionized to the continued shrinkage of the middle class. For African opportunities for all children. Our least appreciated leaders,
public employment. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows Americans, the numbers are particularly striking. According to teachers and others serving in the public sector should not
that 14.5 percent of all public sector workers in the nation shoulder the sole blame, nor
the majority of the burden of
are Black, and a total of 1.9 million African Americans are
members of labor unions, with African-American men and
“In these times of fiscal difficulties, all Americans should follow the economic crisis much of
women making up 14.8 percent and 12.2 percent of labor Dr. King’s example in prioritizing and supporting the critical this country faces. This is about
ensuring that our children are
unions, respectively.
Black men and women union members have significantly rights of all workers to demand a fair and equitable work- taught by the best teachers, that
our safety is in the hands of the
higher incomes than non-union workers, which is greatly
attributed to union protections provided through collective
place.” best workers and that we are
selecting from a well-qualified
bargaining. Access to union membership is an effective the Economic Policy Institute’s “State of Working in America” pool of candidates to serve in the public sector.
way to address measures to improve economic security for report, 45 percent of those African Americans born into the In these times of fiscal difficulties, all Americans should
minority workers and collective bargaining reduces the chance middle class, were living in the bottom income level as adults. follow Dr. King’s example in prioritizing and supporting the
of persistent poverty facing many in the African-American We should not forget that the existence of a strong middle critical rights of all workers to demand a fair and equitable
community. class has helped spawn economic growth in this country and is workplace.
On April 4, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under important in the continued struggle for civil rights.
Law stood with leaders across the country to protect the same Furthermore, one of the most significant barriers to the Barbara Arnwine is executive director of the Lawyers’
Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law.

Who is Qualified for Public Service in the Nation’s Capital?

On March 28, Ward 3 One news account described me as “a Gray backer” with The mayor reminded us that the District has thousands of men
Talib I. Karim District Councilmember tax, student loan and other debts, which paved the way for and women, of all races, who have returned home after paying
Mary Cheh convened a marital problems, ultimately resulting in a very complicated their debts to society for convictions of criminal offenses.
hearing to examine a former mayoral candidate’s allegations, divorce. (By the way, I also encouraged fellow Muslims to Yet for our statistical survey, let’s simply use the number of
which some describe as an “HR nightmare” for the new seek employment opportunities in the District government.) criminal cases prosecuted in local District courts in 2009—over
administration of Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. Notwithstanding the exaggerations in some media accounts 25,000. That now brings the potential number of “disqualified”
I am familiar with some of these issues as I served as the of my case, I admit and take responsibility for the claims as Washingtonians to more than 100,000, over 20 percent of the
chief of staff in the agency, the Department of Health Care summarized above. District’s adult population.
Finance (DHCF), where the primary subject of the hearing was Nonetheless, the question before Councilmember Cheh is And if one were to further disqualify those with similar
ultimately hired. However, I was just as caught-off-guard as whether the “issues” raised about my personal history, which run-ins with the court system over even a five-year period, that
any by the charges leveled by the former mayoral contender had no bearing on my work in the District’s Medicaid agency, would bring your potentially disqualified number to 500,000,
(whose campaign antics arguably took more votes from Gray are nonetheless sufficient to disqualify me—a lawyer with a which statistically could disqualify all of the working-age
than Fenty). track record of providing counsel on health and other policy adults in the nation’s capital from seeking appointed posts in
Yet, I welcome the opportunity to discuss my involvement matters to members of Congress, the D.C. Council, and the District government.
with the mayor’s election, my qualifications to serve in District mayor—from appointed public service in the District. And if Thus, the question for us as a society is: Where do we draw
government, and the events that led to my recent departure the answer to the above question is yes, then this begs the next the line?
from local public service. I also look forward to addressing a question—exactly who is qualified? Are we saying that if you stumble—regardless of what
related and more central matter—the issue of who is qualified Well, let’s do the math. According to 2009 statistics from you do to turn your life around; even if you (like me) earn
to serve in District government. the D.C. court system, over 62,000 civil cases were filed mechanical engineering and law degrees, manage to secure
As customary in the start of new District administrations, involving parties with student loan and other contractual positions of responsibility in both the private sector and the
the local press conducted a routine examination of the mayor’s defaults, including landlord-tenant matters. In the same year, federal government, and actively contribute to civic life in the
cabinet selections. However, finding no issues of note with over 13,000 cases were opened in D.C. courts for those with District—your “checkered” background will preclude you from
the mayor’s seasoned crop of top bureaucrats, some began a various marital and other intrafamily disputes. And another 400 appointed government service in D.C.?
rather tabloid-like scrutiny of lower-level appointees, down to or so people in 2009 faced local court legal proceedings for tax If this is the answer, then the District is committing gross
the mayor’s special assistants. And out of the dozens of such delinquencies. Based upon these figures, there is the possibility public waste by denying itself the full value of its greatest
lower-level mayoral selections, a small handful netted info that as many as 75,000 people with bad credit or bad personal asset—human capital.
sufficient to equate to “political dirt.” The result was a plethora relationships in the District could be disqualified from any level
of distracting media reports including one entitled “Should of appointment in D.C. government, despite their professional Talib Karim is the former chief of staff of the D.C.
Criminals and Scumbags Get D.C. Jobs.” credentials or work performance. Department of Health Care Finance. He is a health finance
Regrettably, I became the subject of such examination. Who else can we add into the bag…how about “criminals?” lawyer, activist, and father of a 3-year-old in the nation’s

The Invisible Institution

In the season of slavery, The Black church can no longer afford to be invisible unions/marriages, they don’t bar us from loving the individual.
Rev. Jamal Bryant historians defined the Black on these issues when same-sex unions and/or marriage, in With our complexed and painful history, one would think we
church as the “invisible a growing number of states, quite possibly will not just be would operate at a greater level of compassion, but in large
institution.” The name was given because Blacks assembled administered at the courthouse, and when it’s our members measure we have become the new oppressors. When Jesus
to worship under a shroud of secrecy because such gatherings who are seeking the applications. We can’t afford to be healed in the New Testament, it was because he was moved
were outlawed by those who had the mind to know if a slave invisible when R&B artist Nikki Minaj encourages our teenage with compassion. In order for us to heal the divide, we must
had a filled spirit, it would be a matter of time before he/ daughters to explore the benefits of being bisexual, when move with compassion!
she came into a sense of self. To clear their conscience of “don’t ask don’t tell” has just been told to be quiet or when Compassion is not the same as affirming. Fundamentally,
reducing African Americans to three-fifths of a human being, HIV has become the millennium’s bubonic plague. we disagree whether acts within the LGBT lifestyles constitute
our enslavers had to claim we didn’t have a soul. But, the Self-identified gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgendered sin or whether lifestyles are a choice, etc., but we can’t disagree
unquenchable passion of our fore parents to feel close to God people are here. They are not just the stereotypical hairstylists, with the value of somebody’s life. If we preach homophobia
sparked an innovative flame that produced sanctuaries in choir directors and somebody else’s children. They are our we have stopped preaching hope for compassion! Resolutely
swamps, chapels in cotton fields and temples under trees far children! If we claim that Jesus died for everyone, are they not across denominational lines we have to agree that Jesus loves
beyond earshot of their oppressors. included in that number?....YES, they are! sinners but died to do away with sin. So, regardless of the
In the 21st century, in spite of African-American churches Now, as a third-generation preacher of the nation’s oldest fact that we believe acts within these lifestyles involve sin, the
now having seating capacities that rival stadiums, television air Black denomination the African Methodist Episcopal Church church must love as Jesus loved!
time in as much rotation as “Law and Order” reruns, campuses and former national youth director of the NAACP, I have both As a mega pastor that had a major moral failure that led
bigger than historically Black colleges and pastors having more the Black church and civil rights tradition coursing through to divorce, I know what grace looks like, and I’m sure it’s
impact than local politicians, it’s a complete mystery (with all my veins. And, as such, I have a bone of contention with the available. The 8,000 persons that come to my church weekly,
that visibility) why we are an invisible institution…AGAIN. gay community: Their false correlation between the gay rights the 4,000 that view online and the 40,000 who follow me on
The Black church has, by and large, become an invisible struggle and the civil rights movement. Since the church has social networking hate what I did but, through grace, love who
institution with acute laryngitis in the conversation regarding become invisible, no one seems to see this is historically and I am. They love me because of their compassion. Hypocrisy
gay rights, same-sex marriages/unions, and the HIV crisis that philosophically out of order and context. While homosexuals would be for me or any other pastor or church to deny others
has engulfed our communities. While we seem to vote on have been persecuted, they’ve never had to ride on the back of compassion because we believe they sin. After all, I thought
the liberal side of the political aisle, the Black church would the bus, drink from separate water fountains, receive subpar that was what the church was—a place to help people find the
make the tea party blush with our overt conservatism around education, be sold like animals or hung for looking somebody love of God!
sexuality. The elephant in the room is making us look like in the eye. Furthermore, African Americans aren’t granted the Let the Church say, “Amen....”
“Cirque du Soleil” as we juggle around our discomfort, which option of coming out of the closet; when we come out the door
fosters an environment for “down low” behavior from the choir the march towards social justice begins. The Rev. Jamal Bryant is pastor of Baltimore’s
loft, the deacon board and even from the pulpit. Homosexuals Still, we can’t remain invisible on this issue. While our Empowerment Temple and a nationally respected preacher and
have always been a part of our ministries. doctrine, theology and faith preclude us from embracing these youth leader.
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variety of vendors were on

hand to accommodate early
spring shopping. Saxophonist
By Edgar Brookins and New York-style couture fashion show. Brian Lennair provided
AFRO Staff The showcase included fashions from smooth jazz music during the VIP reception
Bloomingdale’s, Cantoire Couture, Couture and singers Jay Hayden and Christina Lysons
The Northern Virginia Alumnae chapter Miss Bridal, Studio D’Maxsi, Kustom Looks, provided musical treats during the fashion
(NoVAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Metamorphosis and J.S. Furs. show.
the Northern Virginia Delta Education and Many door prizes were given out and a Radio personality Anji Corley was the
Community Service Foundation (NVDECS) emcee, with Ronald and Bessie Johnson and
recently hosted the “Catwalk for a Cause: State Farm Insurance
Style and Scholarship” fundraiser at the sponsoring the
Waterford at Springfield. event. The program’s
Under the leadership of chapter President Radio personality
Christina Lyons fundraising co-
Antoinette Mann and foundation President and event emcee
sings “And I Am chairwomen were
Linda Byrd-Johnson, guests enjoyed an Anji Corley
Telling You” Gladys Fitzhugh-
evening of fun, networking, hors d’oeuvres, Pemberton and
desserts, a silent auction, shopping suite Jiitu Abraham, Lynadria Ware and Gladys Fitzhugh-
Pemberton, co-chairwomen, Fundraising Committee Lynadria Ware.
and Carole Stephens, chairwoman, Fashion Show

State Farm agents Rodney Louis (far left) and Yvette Schuler
Cheron Burns, first vice president, NOVA Alumnae (far right) with raffle winners.
Chapter; Antoinette Mann, president; and Linda
Byrd-Johnson, president, NVDECS

Chapter sorority members

on the catwalk.
Linda Byrd-Johnson and
Antionette Mann give
remarks and hand out door
Red and blue couture prizes.
dresses with hats to match.
Event co-chairwomen walk the runway.

Olukemi Are, Cheron Burns, Antionette Mann, Anya Alexander

(volunteer) and Melodi Pemberton

Model strut down the runway.

Mature model Bill Madison hands roses out

to guests from the catwalk.
Photos by Rob Roberts John and Hattie Higgins-Greene and Wilett and Joseph Bunton

Senior Pastor Bill and first lady

Sheila Stewart-Russell recently
celebrated the one-year anniversary
of the International Worship Center
(IWC) with two days of celebratory Ola Willoughby, Jimmi Barnwell and Tia James
services at the church headquarters.
A cross-section of community
residents came out to lend their
Sheila Stewart-Russell and Bill Russell The event also honored those
with Walter Kirkland, president, who’ve supporter IWC since its
Greater Beltway Coalition inception, including attorney
Michael Melton, president, 100
Black Men of D.C.; Peggy Morris, First lady Sheila Stewart-Russell,
president, Sisters 4 Sisters Network, Pastor Bill Russell and 100 Black Men
and Walter Kirkland, president, of D.C. President Michael Melton
Greater Beltway Coalition. Bernice Dawson, Linda Delaine, Beverly Nance and Brenda Lambert

IWC is located at 4451 Parliament

Place in Lanham, Md. To learn more
about the church visit

The IWC anniversary cake

Keith Jarrell, fur consultant and Clara Baines-Love (second from

right), personal shopper, from Bloomingdale’s of Chevy Chase, Md.,
with models showcasing furs.

IWC award winners: Attorney Michael Melton (honoree),

Sheila Stewart-Russell, Pastor Bill Russell, Peggy Morris
(honoree) and Walter Kirkland (honoree)
Picture collage presented to Pastor Bill Russell

Phylicia Foreman, Dr. Deborah Foreman, Bryce Green, Lynadria Ware,

(standing) co-chairwoman, Fundraising Committee; Carole Stephens
(standing), chairwoman, Fashion Show Committee and Donna Hill

Sheila Stewart-Russell, IWC Partner

Award winner Peggy Morris,
president of Sisters 4 Sisters Network
and Pastor Bill Stewart
Sisters 4 Sisters Network celebrates IWC’s one- year anniversary. Audrea Gilliam, Pamela Roberts, JR Harris, Jasmine Correy, Janilah
Williams and Rodney Louis, State Farm Insurance
Courtesy Photos
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Autism Advocates Urge Early Detection for Fast-Growing Disability
By Stephen D. Riley a child’s birth and the collection of the placenta, For Your Autistic Child, a full-time schedule and
AFRO Staff Writer early stages of a child’s breast milk and the baby’s which releases later this treat a child with autism
development. “It’s a very urine and meconium after month. “Statistics show can be especially trying for
The researchers for comprehensive effort looking birth. that African-American parents. Despite the task,
the Early Autism Risk at genetics, environmental Since recording its first children are diagnosed two Martin, also the mother of an
Longitudinal Investigation exposures [and bringing mother in 2009, EARLI has to four years later than their autistic child, believes such
(EARLI) team aren’t trying in] clinical experts who are worked with 20 families, White counterparts. Once difficulties can be overcome.
to pry into people’s personal leaders in early diagnosis who are either currently diagnosed, intervention “This is not a journey you
lives; they’re merely trying and detection,” says pregnant or have had a services start later and are want to take alone and the
to help slow the fastest Michelle Landrum, outreach baby, and are now working more difficult to access. best way to balance your job
growing developmental coordinator for the EARLI with 40 other families who Because our kids get and raise a child with autism
disability in the world. autism pregnancy study. are planning to conceive diagnosed late, the chances is you’ve got to get help,”
EARLI, a four-member “We’re hoping to find clues within the next few years. of positive outcomes are she said. “You may not have
crew that works out of when we follow these Programs such as EARLI decreased.” a spouse, you may not have
the Center for Autism and families that may lead to are considered a sign of Delayed language, a partner but everybody
Courtesy Photo
Areva Martin, an attorney,
Developmental Disabilities a diagnosis down the line. hope for families affected lack of eye contact and has someone. Build a
speaker and author of
Epidemiology (CADDE) Early intervention for these by autism, especially those repetitive activities are a community.”
The Everyday Advocate:
at the Johns Hopkins children leads to the best in the African-American few of the early warning
Standing Up for Your
Bloomberg School of Public outcome.” community. signs for autism. Without a April is National Autism
Autistic Child, helps her
Health in East Baltimore, Research by EARLI is “One of the biggest issues known cure for the disorder, Awareness Month, for more
young son overcome the
is the most comprehensive conducted in stages. After that African Americans face behavioral therapy is the best information on autism and
challenges of autism.
effort to figure out what enrolling mothers, either is the timing of the diagnosis treatment, but such therapy EARLI, visit www.earlistudy.
causes Autism Spectrum pre-expecting or recently various tidbits such of brands and interventions,” says can vary in time ranging org.
Disorder, which affects one impregnated, EARLI then of lotion, nail polish, skin Areva Martin, nationally from 10 to 40 hours a week. For more information on
out of every 110 children. sends its researchers on two cream and cleaning products. recognized autism advocacy Due to the high number Areva Martin and her book,
EARLI works with home visits to collect dust Hair, blood and urine expert and author of of single-parent homes “The Everyday Advocate:
families before conception samples and conduct a home samples are also collected the book, The Everyday in the African-American Standing Up For Your
then follows them through walkthrough, which records from the mother and then Advocate: Standing Up community, trying to work Autistic Child,” visit www.
later followed up with a

Talented Teen Beats the Odds, Heads for Johns Hopkins

By Marc Tyler University to begin his Despite the challenges, path.” Society of High School
Special to the AFRO studies toward becoming a however, Guthrie is Stanley has and still Scholars (NSHSS). In May of
neurosurgeon. confident he will thrive. does many extra-curricular 2010, Stanley was inducted
In Newark, N.J., a city Getting accepted into John “My greatest academic activities for the school, into the Quill and Scroll
riddled with poverty and Hopkins University isn’t an strength is my determination including serving as the Society, an international high
crime, one individual has easy feat. In fall 2010, 18,459 and ability to always learn school newspaper’s staff school journalism society that
fought to keep his dreams people applied, only 3,799 new things, and even find writer, copy editor, opinion recognizes and encourages
alive. Stanley W. Guthrie III, were admitted, and out of new ways of doing things editor, online edition both individual and group
currently a senior at Saint that 1,241 people enrolled. I already know,” he said in editor and senior editor. achievements in journalism.
Benedict’s Prep in Newark, And Guthrie will be among a statement. “I know that I But his busy social life did Stanley will enroll in John
Hopkins University in the fall
has been accepted to the the school’s meager Black will always be able face my not impede his academic
of 2011. He says he plans to
world famous Johns Hopkins population of 5 percent. academic and intellectual success. During his junior
be an example to other youths
year, Stanley graduated
in his community.
with honors from the Pre- “Once I become a
Medical Honors Program neurologist, I want to give
Courtesy Photo for high school students at back to my community so
Stanley W. Guthrie III the University of Medicine other underprivileged kids
challenges head on and I and Dentistry of New Jersey can do something special
am ready to face whatever (UMDNJ). Stanley is also with their lives and overcome
obstacles are tossed in my a member of the National the obstacles thrown in their
paths,” he said.

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Poet Brings Home $2,000 in Poetry Slam Contest

By Erica Butler Attendees young and old, sat everywhere
AFRO Staff Writer they could—including the stage itself —to see
the next generation of grios.
More than 300 people lined the walls “There’s no other poetry event pulling
of U Street’s Liv nightclub recently to see this many people,” Law said, as he watched
participants compete for $2,000 in Graffiti patrons line up at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. event.
DC’s first-ever poetry slam contest. The group’s promotion tactics are original
The group, a brainchild of Benny Blaq and “in-your-face.” “We’ve almost been
and Benny Blaq Entertainment, consists of arrested sometimes,” Law said. “On a whim,
main “slammers” Drew Law, Ya Ya, Rasheed we just go spit poems at Metro stops.”
and Pages, with many more poets across the Law broke down the definition
Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia of slamming with two simple words,
region. “competitive poetry.”

Reader’s Corner
Eating Well To Stay Well of all kinds, ranging from the rich to the
By Blake Bryson and Courtney A. poor, and he gives them all the same advice (Special to the AFRO/Kuroji Ntu)
Bonaparte on how bed bugs can be prevented after he Patrons packed Liv nightclub to see next generation grios perform to compete for
Special to the AFRO There are many treats their homes. In The Bed Bug Survival $2,000 at Graffiti DC’s first-ever poetry competition.
advertising gimmicks, heard daily on Guide, Eisenberg shares tips and advice for
TV and radio, stating how quickly their keeping those troublesome creatures out of
One of the few older patrons, who was competition with poems focused on a
“miracle” products can help one lose weight. your life, including how to: Prevent them
from being in the home, what not to pack persuaded by her son who lives in Virginia confused, sick dad who was deployed to Iraq
But instead of focusing on losing weight, to come, admitted that she thought there was and finally came back. Jinanhie saturated her
Americans should learn which foods are when taking a trip so they don’t travel back,
how to treat an infested an area, and hiring going to be older people in attendance. poem with different voices, swinging arms
healthiest, according to Eating Well To Stay
Well author J. McNair-Gaffney. the right exterminator. “I haven’t been to one in a long time. I and distinct messages about Post Traumatic
The pocket-sized book teaches those Final word: A helpful guide to a pesky think it’s catered to the younger people,” said Stress Disorder.
seeking a healthier lifestyle which foods problem. Marilyn Corpening, a native of Washington “My poems are actually inspired by
to consume and how to exercise properly. State. But as the show progressed, Corpening people,” the University of Maryland student
McNair-Gaffney, a practicing nurse in began making a connection to the performers. said. “I’ve been doing poetry for three years.”
cardiology, has conducted multiple health Dutch III “Now that was good,” she said. “I can relate Benny Blaq said he was pleased with the
fairs and workshops to help people become By Teri Woods to that.” turnout for the event. “The kids worked hard
more health conscious through better diet “It’s the night before During the slam, poets going by stage to get all these people in this building,” he
and exercise. Eating Well To Stay Well helps the ruling in Dutch’s trial names such as 13 of Nazareth, Joseph LMS said.
reader’s translate difficult-to-read food labels for what the media has Green, ItsRealLight, Gray the Poet, Epidemic, Other members of Graffiti DC had big
and provides a weekly menu. deemed ‘the Month of Kane Mayfield, Megan Rickman and Jinahie, plans for the group’s future, and looked to
Final word: Pocket-sized nutritional Murder.’ Roc and Angel
spouted lines that, at times, grew gasps from spread poetry slams outside the District.
guide that packs a powerful punch. are locked up and Craze
the audience: “Daddy knew the art of war all “We want to bring that energy we have
is now the commander in
charge. Dutch is in custody too well,” “Same steps different legs,” “I’d everywhere,” Law said. “We want haiku
. . . but after a courtroom die before I rhyme like Gucci,” “You were my slams, youth slam, we would like to travel.
Beating Heart
shootout, Dutch is nowhere to be found.” – continent and I was your Columbus.” We would like it to be around forever.”
By Anna El-Eini
There have been quite Excerpt from Dutch III “I’m never writing again,” one girl shouted
a few tales of how living After much anticipation, New York Times in praise of one of the poets. The group is on twitter at @GraffitiDC. 
within Washington, D.C., bestselling author Teri Wood’s delivers the The 19-year-old Jinahie won the
final installment of Dutch III: International
can be like living in two Gangster.
different worlds. The lofty Woods’ writing career began with her
government offices and selling books from the trunk of her car and
luxury condominiums has since catapulted into success with urban
are a stark contrast to tales that uncover the gripping underbelly
the nearby communities, of the inner city. Woods has been described
which are stricken with joblessness and as a pioneer of street literature and began
poverty. the Dutch series in 2003. The series follows
In her novel, Beating Heart, Anna El- James Bernard Jr., a.k.a. Dutch, who has
Eini crosses over into parts of the District become the most dangerous criminal in New
Jersey. This trilogy chronicles Dutch’s rise to
often forgotten about. The fictional work ruler of the streets and his colossal fall.
follows a young community organizer Final Word: Realistic, raw and risky.
named Linda Thurston, who lives in
one of D.C.’s poorest
fights to prevent the A wonderfully clever delight. the lAughs don’t stop coming
construction of a new
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Faith Pulse
Woman of Faith Celebrates 100th Birthday
On April 23, Fannie M. Goldston, a member of Tenth Street Baptist Church since 1946,
will celebrate her 100th birthday at the Navy Yard Conference Center, in Washington, D.C.,
surrounded by family, friends and church family.
Born April 20, 1911, in Liberty, N.C., Goldston, in 1945, moved to D.C., where she
enrolled in Madame CJ Walker Beauty College and won several awards for outstanding
hairstyles. She and her sister-in-law co-owned Gales and Goldston Beauty Salon for many
years. She retired in 1981 from the salon, located at 2300 Rhode Island Ave. N.E. She still
has one customer, her daughter Elrtia James.
Goldston joined Tenth Street Baptist under the leadership of Rev. Dr. J L Henry. She is
actively involved in her church, where she serves as church mother and a faithful member of
Adult Sunday School Class No. 1. She has also participated in the Outreach Ministry service
at the Washington Home on Upton Street, N.W. every third Sunday for more than 30 years.
Courtesy Photo Goldston’s favorite scripture is Psalms 91:1 and her favorite song is “I Will Not
Fannie Goldston turns 100 Complain.” Her secret for longevity is attributed to her daily study of the scriptures and
on April 20. prayer. Her motto is, “treat others how they would like to be treated.”.

Zion Baptist Presents ‘A People’s Forum’

Zion Baptist Church presents “A  The presenters will be Dr. Leslie department and his son, the Rev. Alfonso
People’s Forum, Mentoring Through C. Cooper, senior nurse advisor in the Campbell III, a recent  psychology
Discipleship,” April 29- 30 at Bolger Division of Research Infrastructure graduate of Howard University .
Center. The event is sponsored by the (DRI) at National Institute of Health and  
Women’s Ministry and the Mighty Men her daughter, Kami Cooper, a neonatal Registration has already begun.  To
of Zion Men’s Club. The keynote speaker nurse practitioner and lieutenant in make your reservation, call 202-434-
will be the Rev. Patricia H. Fears, the U.S. Public Health Service, and  3118 or 202-330-1389. Bolger Center
assistant to the pastor at Fellowship Dr. Alfonso Campbell Jr., chairman is located at 9600 New Bridge Drive in
Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. of Howard University’s psychology Potomac, Md.

Original ‘Dream Girl’ Jennifer Holliday and Rev.

Raphael G. Warnock to Release Inspirational CD
Jennifer Holliday, the sermonettes and Holliday’s
original “dream girl” and dynamic singing.
two-time Grammy Award- The 10-track project,
winning recording artist, Goodness and Mercy
and her pastor, the Rev. (Euphonic Records), releases
Raphael G. Warnock, pastor via Holliday’s own Euphonic
of Ebenezer Baptist Church Records label on April 19
in Atlanta, have collaborated with national distribution
on a new inspirational by New Day Christian
CD featuring Warnock’s Distribution in Nashville,
“What and honor and
privilege it is to partner with
the legendary Ms. Jennifer
Holliday,” said New Day’s
director of artist relations
Thomas Rollins in a press
release. “All of the staff at
New Day is excited about Courtesy Photo
the endless possibilities and The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock and Jennifer Holliday
opportunities distributing an
artist of this caliber provides The new radio single, download on
us. We look forward to a long “God is Faithful,” is currently and will hit radio airwaves in
relationship.” available as a digital upcoming weeks.
Holliday is best known for
creating and portraying the
dramatic role of Effie White
in the original Broadway
production of “Dream Girls”
and her show-stopping
signature song, “And
I’m Telling You I’m Not
Going.” Holliday has since
recorded five solo CDs and
two Broadway and movie
soundtrack recordings. She

has also made numerous
guest TV appearances as
an actress, most notably
for playing the role of Lisa

Someone’s Hero. Knowles for five seasons

on the hit Fox TV show,
“Ally McBeal.” Today, she
continues to perform around
the world in concerts and
Symphony Pops Orchestra
engagements, as well as guest

Be One. Save Many.

Broadway appearances.
While Holliday’s venture
into the inspirational and
gospel realm is still new, her
Become An Organ, pastor has been ministering
to others for years.
Eye And Tissue Donor Today. Since 2005, Warnock has
served as pastor of Atlanta’s
Ebenezer Baptist Church.
A graduate of Morehouse
College, Warnock later
earned a master of divinity,
master of philosophy, and doctorate of philosophy
Or at the MVA every time you renew your license. degrees from Union
Theological Seminary in
New York City. He interned
at the Sixth Avenue Baptist
Church where he eventually
became a youth pastor prior
to holding pastoral positions
at the Abyssinian Baptist
Church in New York City
and Douglas Memorial
Community Church in
April 9, 2011 - April 9, 2011, The Afro-American B5
Mercelle Davis, whose CIVIL DIVISION
address is 5203 Kansas Civil Action No.
Ave., NW Washington 2008CA005223L(RP)
DC 20011 was ap- Magistrate Judge
pointed personal repre- J.B. Beshouri

B6 The Afro-American, April 9, 2011 - April 15, 2011
sentative of the estate of Next Event:
Ophelia Janie Thomas,
who died on October 1,
2010 without a will, and
Status Hearing
August 1, 2009 - August 7, 2009, The Washington Afro-American
May 4, 2011 at 10:00am
Wiper Corporation
will serve with Court su- 17962 Foxborough Lane

la 410-554-8200
pervision. All unknown Boca Raton, FL 33496-
heirs and heirs whose 1321
whereabouts are un- PLAINTIFF

Buy it • Sell it
known shall enter their The ESTATE OF
appearance in this THEODOSIA MURRISH

Swap it
it •• Lease
Lease itit
proceeding. Objections Serve: The Estate of William
to such appointment E. Murrish

Rent it •• Hire
it Hire itit
shall be filed with the c/o Gary Murrish Executor
Register of Wills, D.C., 4747 Maytime Lane
Culver City, California
515 5th Street, N.W., 90230
3rd Floor Washington,

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D.C. 20001, on or be- 4747 Maytime Lane
fore September 25, Culver City, California
2011. Claims against the 92584
decedent shall be pre- MELINDA MURRISH KAY
30213 Calle Pompeii
sented to the under- Menifee, California
Payment Policy for legal notice AD NETWORK
signed withNOTICES
a copy to the LEGAL NOTICES
Payment Policy for legal

Register of Wills or filed AFRO Classified minimum ESTATE OF DAGMAR ad rate is $26.74 per col. inch
advertisements time sailing, swimming, with the Register of Wills Superior Court of 1 Col. MARIE MCNELLY
(an inch consists Serve: of upDagmar to 20Marie words). Mail in your ad on
notice advertisements fishing, exploring or just with a copy to the under-
signed, on or before
the District of
District of Columbia Inch form below alongMcNelly with Ross, CHECK Personalor MONEY ORDER to:
Effective immediately, The Afro relaxing at the commu- September 25, 2011, or PROBATE DIVISION
American Newspapers will require nity center pool. Proper- be forever barred. Per- Up to WASHINGTON AFRO-AMERICAN2069 Springbrook Road CO., 1917 Benning
Washington, D.C. Medford, Oregon 97504
prepayment forimmediately, The
publication of all legal ties are 1 to 3 acres, sons believed to be 20001-2131 Road, N.E., Washington, And D.C. 20002-4723, Attn: Clsf. Adv.
and offer ocean access,
heirs or legatees of the Administration No. 20 Words Dept. David Thomas McNelly,
Afro American Newspapers
notices. Payment will be accepted
mild climate, spectacu-
decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
2011ADM200 Personal Rep.
2089 Springbrook Road
in the form of checks, credit card or Samuel L. Davis Medford, Oregon 97504
will require prepayment for
money order. Any returned checks will
lar natural views and tice by mail within 25
days of its first publica-
Willie Faye Garrett
unique site amenities. MCNELLY ROSS
publication of allprocessing
be subject to a $25.00 legal notices.
fee Lots available at 1/3
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ-
Attorney 1 2 3 2069 Springbrook 4 Road 5
NOTICE OF Medford, Oregon 97504
Payment will be accepted
and may result in the suspension in
of any the original price. NEW ing name, address and
future advertising at our discretion. STARTING PRICES: NOTICE TO 6 7 8 9 Street 10
the form of check, credit card Waterfront $75,000,
Date of Publication:
March 25, 2011
6976 W. 85th
Los Angeles, California
or money order. Any returned Interior $30,000. Call Name of newspaper: UNKNOWN HEIRS
Afro-American MCNELLY 14 15
checks will be AD NETWORK
subject to a (757) 824-0808, email Washington Law
Carol A. Hooks and
Sandra D. Dunaway, 2089 Springbrook Road
rbowden@grandbay- Reporter whose address(es) are Medford, Oregon 97504
Ad Network Classi- ROOM
$25.00 processing fee and may SET. In origi- MICHAEL BEECH
fieds are published in nal plastic, never used., or web Mercelle Davis 3136 Berry Road, NE 16 17 18 MCNELLY
19 20
Personal Washington DC 20018, 603 Glendon Road
result in the suspension
65 newspapers. of any
Orig price $3000, Sac-
and 1271 Goldmine Ct. Kerby, Oregon 97531
Can deliver. Landover, MD 20785 District of Columbia
future advertising
25 words $175 (For
Call Bill 301-841-7565
were appointed per-
NAME Serve: Mayor of the
District of Columbia
sonal representative(s)
more than 25 words LEGAL NOTICES 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 of the estate of Samuel Adrian M. Fenty
there is an additional L. Davis, who died on
ADDRESS Attn: Tabatha Braxton
Superior Court of Office of the Secretary
Superior Court of November 9, 2010 with- PHONE NO.
charge of $7 per
LEGAL NOTICES the District of the District of
out a will, and will serve
1350 Pennsylvania Ave,
NW, Ste 419
District of Columbia
word.) Columbia
without Court supervi- CLASSIFICATION Washington, DC 20005
Serve: Office of the
Truck Driver15 CDL sion. All unknown heirs
Case No. 0001872-11 Washington, D.C. (Room, Apt, House, etc.) INSERTION DATE:
Attorney General
and heirs whose
Call drivers needed to deliver IN RE: 20001-2131
whereabouts are un-
Attn: Peter J. Nickles
(410) 554-8200 trucks regionally. Avail- EVA IZABELA PEÑA Administration No. One Judiciary Square
known shall enter their 441 4th Street, NW,
RAU 2011ADM217
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appearance in this Ste 11458
proceeding. Objections Washington, DC 20001
prepaid and up. No force
dispatch! Call 1-866-
Joseph J. Gigliotti
to such appointment
shall be filed with the
Any and all persons having
or claiming to have any in-
CHANGE OF NAME 5707 East West terest or fee simple in the
764-1601 or www. Sandra Monique Rau Highway
Register of Wills, D.C., COLUMBIA property and premises
515 5th Street, N.W., Riverdale, MD 20737 CIVIL DIVISION situate, lying and being in
having filed a complaint
for judgment changing Attorney
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D.C. 20001, on or be-
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fore September 25,
2011. Claims against the Effective October 1, 2006
Magistrate Judge
J.B. Beshouri
The property known for
assessment and taxation
purposes as Square 4140,
IZABELA DELA PEÑA decedent shall be pre-
DONATION and having applied to
sented to the under- Status Hearing
Lot 0007, in the subdivision
known as Brookland and
AIRLINE MECHAN- the court for an Order of
Publication of the notice UNKNOWN HEIRS
signed with a copy to the PROBATE DIVISION
May 4, 2011 at 10:00am situated on vacant lot at the
IC – Train for high Register of Wills or filed Wiper Corporation southwest corner of 17th
Letita McCray, whose
required by law in such
address is 5007 Illinois
with the Register of Wills (Estates)
17962 Foxborough Lane and Jackson Streets, NE
Receive $1000 GRO- cases; it is by the Court
Avenue NW, Washing- with a copy to the under- Boca Raton, FL 33496- across the street from hous-

CERY COUPONS, Aviation Maintenance this 11th day of March

2011. ton DC 20001 was ap- signed, on or before
September 25, 2011, or
PLAINTIFF 202-879-9460/61 ing units located at 1700
Jackson Street NW (Square
Your Choice, NOAH’S Career. FAA approved ORDERED, that all per- pointed personal repre- v. 4128, Lot 0008) and 1701
be forever barred. Per- Jackson Street NE, (Square
ARC, NO KILL Animal program. Financial sons concerned show sentative of the estate of
sons believed to be
THEODOSIA MURRISH 4142, Lot 0019), beside
Rosie A. McCray, who
Shelters. Advanced aid if qualified - Job cause, if any there be,
died on December 22, heirs or legatees of the PROBATE NOTICES
Serve: The Estate of William property located at 1611
on or before the 15th decedent who do not re- Jackson Street NE (Square
Veterinary Treatments. placement assistance. day of April 2011, why 2007 without a will, and
E. Murrish
c/o Gary Murrish Executor 4140, Lot 0011), and directly
ceive a copy of this no-
Free Towing, IRS CALL Aviation Institute the prayers of said com- will serve without Court
tice by mail within 25 4747 Maytime Lane behind properties located at
supervision. All un- a. Order Nisi Culver City, California 1604
$ 60 per Ft. insertion
Place NE (Square $180.00 per 3 weeks
TAX DEDUCTION. of Maintenance (866) plaint should not be
known heirs and heirs days of its first publica- 90230 4140, Lot 0004) and 3180
granted; provided that a b. Small Estates (single
Non-runners 1-866-912- 823-6729. whose whereabouts are tion shall so inform the GARYpublication)
17thper Street insertion
NE., (Concord
copy of this order be Register of Wills, includ- Baptist Church) (Square
GIVE published once a week unknown shall enter c. Notice to Creditors4747 Maytime Lane
4140, Lot 0001).
ing name, address and Culver City, California
MISC. / for three consecutive their appearance in this
relationship. 1. Domestic 92584 $ Defendants.
60 per insertion
weeks before said day proceeding. Objections MELINDA MURRISH KAY AMENDED ORDER $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
DONATE YOUR TRAINING in the Afro-American to such appointment Date of Publication:
March 25, 2011
2. Foreign 30213 Calle Pompeii $ 60 OF PUBLICATION
per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
shall be filed with the In accordance with D.C.
VEHICLE RECEIVE Newspaper. Name of newspaper: d. Escheated EstatesMenifee,
$ 60
Code per insertion
ß47-1375, the object $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
JUDGE Register of Wills, D.C.,
FREE VACATION MASSAGE THERA- 515 5th Street, N.W., Afro-American e. Standard ProbatesESTATE OF DAGMAR of this proceeding is to se-
A TRUE COPY TEST: cure the foreclosure of $ the125.00
VOUCHER. UNITED PY – Learn fast, earn 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 3rd Floor Washington, Washington Law MARIE MCNELLY
right of redemption in the
Reporter Serve: Dagmar Marie
BREAST CANCER fast. D.C. 20001, on or be-
Carol A. Hooks McNelly Ross, Personal following real property, lo-
FOUNDATION Free Financial aid if quali- Superior Court of
the District of
fore September 25,
2011. Claims against the Sandra D. Dunaway Rep.
2069 Springbrook Road
cated in the District of
Columbia, and sold by the
Mammograms, Breast fied. A new career is at District of Columbia decedent shall be pre- Personal Medford, Oregon 97504 Mayor of the District of
Representative Columbia to the Plaintiff(s) $ 80.00
Cancer Info www.ubcf. your PROBATE DIVISION sented to the under-
a. Name Changes 202-879-1133
David Thomas McNelly, in this action, described as
Washington, D.C. signed with a copy to the
info FREE Towing, fingertips. Call Centura 20001-2131 240-691-1901 b. Real Property Personal Rep. lot number 0007 in Square $ 200.00
Register of Wills or filed 4140, in the subdivision
Tax Deductible, Non- College 877-206-3353 Administration No. with the Register of Wills TRUE TEST COPY 2089 Springbrook Road
Medford, Oregon 97504 known as Brookland,
2011ADM210 with a copy to the under- REGISTER OF WILLS situated on a vacant lot at
Runners Accepted, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8
1-888-468-5964 MOUNTAIN Michael McCall
signed, on or before
September 25, 2011, or
2069 Springbrook Road
the southwest corner of 17th
and Jackson Streets, NE,
Superior Court of
PROPERTY NOTICE OF be forever barred. Per- the District of
Medford, Oregon 97504
across the street from hous-
ing units located at 1700
APPOINTMENT, sons believed to be Jackson Street NE. (Square
District of Columbia MCNELLY
BUSINESS Mtn Getaway Cabin! NOTICE TO heirs or legatees of the 6976 W. 85th Street 4128, Lot 0008) and 1701

OPPORTUNITY &..92 AC just $99,900

CREDITORS decedent who do not re-
Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles, California Jackson Street NE, (Square
AND NOTICE TO ceive a copy of this no- 90045 4142, Lot 0019), beside
20001-2131 202-879-0157
Spectacular mtn setting UNKNOWN HEIRS tice by mail within 25 Administration No.
DAVID THOMAS property located at 1611
Jackson Street, NE (Square
Wanda McCall, whose ad- MCNELLY
DOES YOUR BUSI- surrounded by incredible days of its first publica- 2011ADM197 4140, Lot 0011) and directly
4 season recreation -
dress is 3104 Needleleaf
Lane, Springdale, MD
tion shall so inform the Edrie B. Davis a. Absent Defendant2089 Springbrook Road
Medford, Oregon 97504 properties located at 1604 $ 150.00
NESS NEED MORE Register of Wills, includ- MICHAEL BEECH Ft. Place, NE. (Square
hike, bike, ride ATVs on
20774 was appointed per- aka b. Absolute Divorce MCNELLY $ 150.00
FOOT TRAFFIC??? sonal representative of the ing name, address and Edrie Belle Davis
4140, Lot 0004) and 3180
Advertise with us in dozens of endless trails! estate of Michael McCall, relationship. Decedent c. Custody Divorce 603 Glendon Road 17th Street, NE (Concord
Baptist Church) (Square
$ 150.00
who died on December 24, Date of Publication: Kerby, Oregon 97531
over 83 newspapers Small stream meanders 2010 without a will, and will March 25, 2011
Thomas L. Campbell, District of Columbia 4140, Lot 0001). The com-
throughout. Must see! serve without Court supervi- Esq Serve: Mayor of the plaint states, among other
across Maryland, Dela- Name of newspaper: 3807 Minnesota Ave things, that the amounts
Owner financing, little
sion. All unknown heirs and
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ware and DC. Reach 4.1 heirs whose whereabouts
Washington Law
NE Adrian M. Fenty necessary for redemption
have not been paid. on size
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million readers weekly their appearance in this Reporter Office of the Secretary Pursuant to the Chief
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information contact us SERVICES/ N.W., 3rd Floor Washington,
D.C. 20001, on or before TRUE TEST COPY
Attorney General
Attn: Peter J. Nickles Columbia, that notice be
given by theNOTICESinsertion of a LEGAL NOTICES
MISC. September 25, 2011. Claims
against the decedent shall 3/25, 4/1, 4/8
4th Street, NW, LEGAL
copy of this NOTICES
order in The LEGAL NOTICES
visit our website: www. be presented to the under- Belinda Stroman, whose Ste 11458 Afro-American Newspaper,
address is 591 Bain- having a general circulation 2.8 Million Eyes signed with a copy to the
Register of Wills or filed with
Superior Court of
the District of bridge Street, Brooklyn,
IN THE SUPERIOR Washington, DC 20001
Any and all persons having in the District of Columbia,
Superior Court of
would read your ad - 5 the Register of Wills with a District of Columbia NY 11233 was ap-
or claiming to have any in- once a week for three (3) the District of
ALL CASH VENDING days per week - Monday copy to the undersigned, on PROBATE DIVISION pointed personal repre- COLUMBIA
terest or fee simple in the successive weeks, notifying
all person(s) interested in Civil Division
or before September 25, Washington, D.C. property and premises
ROUTE! Be Your Own thru Friday in the 2011, or be forever barred. 20001-2131
sentative(s) of the estate CIVIL DIVISION situate, lying and being in the real property described Case No. 0001961-11
of Edrie B. Davis aka
Boss! 25 Machines + DAILY CLASSIFIED Persons believed to be heirs Administration No.
Edrie Belle Davis, who
Civil Action No. the District of Columbia de- above to appear in this
Court by the 1st day of June,
or legatees of the decedent 2010ADM1197 2008CA005223L(RP) scribed as: Eshetu Ayalew
Candy All for $9995. CONNECTION for who do not receive a copy Fannie P. Singletary died on January 26, Magistrate Judge The property known for 2011, and redeem the real
877-915-8222 All Major just $199 per day. Join of this notice by mail within Decedent 2011 with a will, and will J.B. Beshouri assessment and taxation property by payment of
$1,073.60 together with real Applicant
25 days of its first publica- Brenda L. Hopkins, serve without Court su- purposes as Square 4140,
Credit Cards Accepted! the exclusive members tion shall so inform the Reg- Esq pervision. All unknown
Next Event: Lot 0007, in the subdivision estate taxes assessed and ORDER OF
Status Hearing i n t e r e s t a n d p e n a l t i e s PUBLICATION
of this network today! ister of Wills, including 3724 12th Street NE heirs and heirs whose known as Brookland and
May 4, 2011 at 10:00am situated on vacant lot at the thereon from the date the CHANGE OF NAME
name, address and relation- Washington DC 20017
CAMP- Place your ad in 14 MA- ship. Attorney
whereabouts are un- Wiper Corporation southwest corner of 17th real property tax certificate Eshetu Ayalew Bogale
known shall enter their was purchased; court costs,
appearance in this
17962 Foxborough Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33496-
and Jackson Streets, NE
across the street from hous- and reasonable attorney's
having filed a complaint
March 25, 2011 APPOINTMENT, for judgment changing
PAPERS in Maryland, Name of newspaper: NOTICE TO proceeding. Objections 1321 ing units located at 1700 fees, expenses incurred in
Deborah Eshetu Ayalew
the publication and service
Somerset Camp Delaware and DC. Call Afro-American
Washington Law
CREDITORS to such appointment (or PLAINTIFF
Jackson Street NW (Square
4128, Lot 0008) and 1701 of process by publication name to Deborah
AND NOTICE TO to the probate of de-
Ground, Maryland 410-721-4000x19 or Reporter UNKNOWN HEIRS cedent¬s will)
cedent’s will) shall
shall bebe
The ESTATE OF Jackson Street NE, (Square and for reasonable fees for Ayalew Eshetu and hav-
THEODOSIA MURRISH 4142, Lot 0019), beside the title search, all other ing applied to the court
Eastern Shore. Leave visit our website: www. Wanda McCall Ryan L. Singletary, filed with the Register of Serve: The Estate of William property located at 1611 amounts paid by the peti-
Personal whose address is 1391 for an Order of Publica-
your RV on site all year. Representative Pennsylvania Avenue Wills, D.C., 515 5th E. Murrish Jackson Street NE (Square tioner in accordance with the
tion of the notice re-
301-772-8131 Street, N.W., 3rd Floor c/o Gary Murrish Executor 4140, Lot 0011), and directly provisions of D.C. Code
$1500 includes water, SE Apt No 356
4747 Maytime Lane §47-1361 through
ß47-1361 through1377 quired by law in such
electric & sewage. 3
Washington DC 20003,
was appointed personal
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
20001, on or before Culver City, California
behind properties located at
1604 Ft. Place NE (Square seq., (2001 ed.),or answer cases; it is by the Court
the complaint, or thereafter, this 16 day of March
trailers on site for sale. RENTALS 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 representative of the September 25, 2011.
4140, Lot 0004) and 3180
17th Street NE., (Concord a final judgment will be en- 2011 hereby.
estate of Fannie P. Claims against the de-
Call 410-957-1866 or Superior Court of Singletary, who died on
4747 Maytime Lane Baptist Church) (Square tered foreclosing the right of ORDERED, that all per-
the District of cedent shall be pre- Culver City, California 4140, Lot 0001). redemption in the real prop-
sons concerned show
November 1, 2010 with-
email lakesomerset@ OCEAN CITY, District of Columbia out a will, and will serve sented to the under- 92584 Defendants. erty and vesting in the
cause, if any there be, Visit our MARYLAND. Best PROBATE DIVISION without Court supervi- signed with a copy to the MELINDA MURRISH KAY AMENDED ORDER plaintiff title in fee simple.
/s/ Joseph I Beshouri on or before the 27th
Register of Wills or filed 30213 Calle Pompeii OF PUBLICATION
website www.lakesom- selection of affordable Washington, D.C. sion. All unknown heirs Menifee, California In accordance with D.C. Magistrate Judge day of April 2011, why
20001-2131 and heirs whose with the Register of Wills rentals. Full/ partial Administration No. whereabouts are un- with a copy to the under-
Code §47-1375,
Code ß47-1375,thetheobject
object 3/25/, 4/1, 4/8 the prayers of said com-
of this proceeding is to se- plaint should not be
weeks. Call for FREE 2011ADM201 known shall enter their signed, on or before MARIE MCNELLY cure the foreclosure of the Superior Court of
granted; provided that a
appearance in this the District of
brochure. Open daily. Ophelia Janie Thomas proceeding. Objections
September 25, 2011, or Serve: Dagmar Marie right of redemption in the
Columbia copy of this order be
DONATIONS Holiday Real Estate. Decedent to such appointment be forever barred. Per- McNelly Ross, Personal
following real property, lo-
cated in the District of Civil Division published once a week
NOTICE OF shall be filed with the sons believed to be Case No. 2011-122 for three consecutive
1-800-638-2102. Online APPOINTMENT, Register of Wills, D.C., heirs or legatees of the
2069 Springbrook Road
Medford, Oregon 97504
Columbia, and sold by the
Mayor of the District of IN RE: weeks before said day
AAAA** Donation reservations: www. NOTICE TO 515 5th Street, N.W., decedent who do not re- And Columbia to the Plaintiff(s) Lila Mae Young in c/o in the Afro-American
CREDITORS 3rd Floor Washington, ceive a copy of this no- David Thomas McNelly, Sheba Jonah Young
DONATE YOUR D.C. 20001, on or be- tice by mail within 25 Personal Rep.
in this action, described as
AND NOTICE TO fore September 25,
lot number 0007 in Square JUDGE
CAR, UNKNOWN HEIRS 2011. Claims against the
days of its first publica- 2089 Springbrook Road
Medford, Oregon 97504
4140, in the subdivision ORDER OF A TRUE COPY TEST:
Free Pick-up/Tow, WATERFRONT Mercelle Davis, whose decedent shall be pre- tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ- DAGMAR MARIE
known as Brookland,
situated on a vacant lot at
4/1, 4/8, 4/15
address is 5203 Kansas sented to the under-
Any Model or Condi- PROPERTIES Ave., NW Washington signed with a copy to the ing name, address and
2069 Springbrook Road
the southwest corner of 17th
and Jackson Streets, NE,
Lila Mae Young having
filed a complaint for
tion, DC 20011 was ap- Register of Wills or filed relationship. Medford, Oregon 97504 across the street from hous- judgment changing
IRS Tax Deductible. Spectacular Waterfront pointed personal repre- with the Register of Wills Date of Publication: GREGG CONROY ing units located at 1700
Sheba Jonah Young
with a copy to the under- March 25, 2011 MCNELLY Jackson Street NE. (Square PROBATE DIVISION
Help Underprivileged Properties: Once in a sentative of the estate of signed, on or before Name of newspaper: 6976 W. 85th Street 4128, Lot 0008) and 1701 name to Monaé La'Sh-
Washington, D.C.
Ophelia Janie Thomas, aun Young and having
Children. lifetime opportunity who died on October 1,
September 25, 2011, or
be forever barred. Per- Afro-American Los Angeles, California Jackson Street NE, (Square
applied to the court for 20001-2131
90045 4142, Lot 0019), beside
Outreach Center awaits at 2 of the finest 2010 without a will, and sons believed to be Washington Law DAVID THOMAS property located at 1611 an Order of Publication Administration No.
Reporter 2011ADM235
1-800-601-7171 waterfrontcommunities will serve with Court su- heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not re- Belinda Stroman
2089 Springbrook Road
Jackson Street, NE (Square of the notice required by
law in such cases; it is Estate of
pervision. All unknown 4140, Lot 0011) and directly
on Virginia’s Eastern heirs and heirs whose ceive a copy of this no- Personal Medford, Oregon 97504 properties located at 1604 by the Court this 8 day Mary H. Austin
Shore. Now under new whereabouts are un- tice by mail within 25
days of its first publica-
Representative MICHAEL BEECH
Ft. Place, NE. (Square of March 2011 hereby. Deceased
4140, Lot 0004) and 3180 ORDERED, that all per- NOTICE OF
FURNITURE ownership, you can find known shall enter their tion shall so inform the
603 Glendon Road 17th Street, NE (Concord sons concerned show STANDARD
appearance in this
the vacation property of proceeding. Objections
Register of Wills, includ-
ing name, address and REGISTER OF WILLS
Kerby, Oregon 97531
District of Columbia
Baptist Church) (Square
4140, Lot 0001). The com-
cause, if any there be, PROBATE
on or before the 18 day
Cherry Bedroom Set. your dreams at Corbin to such appointment relationship. 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 Serve: Mayor of the plaint states, among other of April 2011, why the
Notice is hereby given
Hall or Olde Mill Pointe. shall be filed with the Date of Publication: District of Columbia things, that the amounts that a petition has been
Solid Wood, never used, Register of Wills, D.C., March 25, 2011 Adrian M. Fenty necessary for redemption
prayers of said com-
filed in this Court by
plaint should not be
brand new in factory Choose from a stunning 515 5th Street, N.W., Name of newspaper: Attn: Tabatha Braxton have not been paid.
granted; provided that a Jose C. Proctor for stan-
Office of the Secretary
boxes. English Dovetail. variety of home sites 3rd Floor Washington,
Washington Law 1350 Pennsylvania Ave,
Pursuant to the Chief
AdministrationOr-Or- copy of this order be dard probate, including
from water frontage D.C. 20001, on or be- published once a week the appointment of one
Original cost $4500. Sell fore September 25,
NW, Ste 419
Washington, DC 20005
der Number 02-11, it is this
10th day of March, 2011.. for three consecutive or more personal repre-
for $895. Can deliver. with magnificent views Ryan L. Singletary
weeks before said day sentative. Unless a com-
Call Tom 240-482-8721 to serene pond settings,
2011. Claims against the
decedent shall be pre-
Representative ADVERTISERS Serve: Office of the
Attorney General
ORDERED by the Superior
Court of the District of in the Afro-American plaint or an objection in
Attn: Peter J. Nickles Columbia, that notice be newspaper. accordance with Super-
from lush forest to roll- sented to the under- 202-669-4945
TRUE TEST COPY One Judiciary Square given by the insertion of a JUDGE
signed with a copy to the ior Court Probate Di-
LEATHER LIVING ing meadow land. Spend Register of Wills or filed
REGISTER OF WILLS 441 4th Street, NW, copy of this order in The A TRUE COPY TEST: vision Rule 407 is filed
3/25, 4/1, 4/8 Ste 11458 Afro-American Newspaper, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15
with the Register of Wills Washington, DC 20001 having a general circulation in this Court within 30
with a copy to the under- Any and all persons having in the District of Columbia, days from the date of
signed, on or before or claiming to have any in- once a week for three (3) first publication of this
terest or fee simple in the successive weeks, notifying notice, the Court may
September 25, 2011, or property and premises all person(s) interested in
be forever barred. Per- take the action here-
situate, lying and being in the real property described
that a petition has been 20001, on or before
filed in this Court by October 8, 2011. Claims
Jose C. Proctor for stan- against the decedent
dard probate, including shall be presented to the
the appointment of one undersigned with a copy

or more personal repre- to the Register of Wills
sentative. Unless a com-
plaint or an objection in
or filed with the Register
of Wills with a copy to
The Afro-American, April 9, 2011 - April 15, 2011, The Afro-American
accordance with Super- the undersigned, on or
ior Court NOTICES
before NOTICES
Strictly Personal
vision Rule 407 is filed or be forever barred.
in this Court within 30 Persons believed to be
days from the date of Superior Court of heirs or legatees of the IN THE SUPERIOR Concrete General, Inc. is seeking MBE
first publication of this
notice, the Court may
the District of
decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
subcontractors & suppliers who perform Pen Pals
take the action here- Civil Division tice by mail within 25 COLUMBIA various types of work relating to highway,
inafter set forth. Case No. days of its first publica- CIVIL DIVISION bridge, & utility construction in the Mary-
Admit to probate the 0002253-11 tion shall so inform the 2011 CA 002249 L(RP) Truthful man seeking spiritual pen

will dated March 4, 2005 IN RE: Register of Wills, includ- Action Involving land area. Call Mark Miller 301-948-4450.
exhibited with the peti-
tion upon proof satisfac-
Larry Newel,
ing name, address and Real Property EEO pals. Womb my emanation. Law is
relationship. Wolcott, LLC
tory to the Court of due Applicant
Date of Publication: 2885 Sanford Ave SW unification. Breath, knowledge and
execution by affidavit of April 8, 2011 #16558
witnesses or otherwise. PUBLICATION Name of newspaper: Grandville, MI 49418 consciousness! William Piggie, P.O.
Register of Wills CHANGE OF NAME Afro-American Plaintiff,
Clerk of the Larry Newell, Junior Washington Law v. Box 565, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312
Probate Division having filed a com- Reporter Paul Hester
Date of First Publication plaint for judgment Daniel Mckinley Mebane 4840 Pisgah Road DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY ---
April 1, 2011 changing Larry New- Personal Cumming, GA REQUEST FOR BIDS
Names of Newspapers: ell, Junior name to Representative 30028-3696 INVITATION NO. 110060
Lonesome Hearts - Pen
Washington Jahi Ethan Laurence 410-269-0999
Law Reporter Bashir and having TRUE TEST COPY GreenPoint Mortgage
applied to the court
for an Order of Pub-
4/8, 4/15, 4/22
Funding, Inc.
100 Wood Hollow Drive
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority is soliciting bids for Invitation
No. 110060: Constitution Avenue Storm Sewer Cleaning. Pals
lication of the notice Novato, CA 94945
Raymond M. Hertz, Esq
7307 A Hanover Park- required by law in Superior Court of and The following listing enumerates the major items of work included in this contract: To have a notice published in the
such cases; it is by the District of Suellen Wohlfarth
way, Greenbelt, MD
20770 the Court this 25 day District of Columbia Green
Cleaning and disposal of sediment/debris from approximately 4,600 linear feet Strictly Personal Section, write the
PROBATE DIVISION Point Mortgage of 53∫toto108”
diameter andand rectangular sections storm sewers.
of March 2011.
message you want printed in the space
301-982-7600 of 53” rectangular sections storm sewers.
Signature of ORDERED, that all Washington, D.C. 5032 Parkway Plaza
Combined CCTV/Sonar inspection of approximately 4,600 linear feet of storm
4/1, 4/8, 4/15
persons concerned
show cause, if any
Administration No. Charlotte, NC 28217 sewer. below. Enclose ten dollars ($10.00),
Superior Court of
there be, on or be-
fore the 29 day of
Julian S. Robinson
Salta Group, Inc. The project requires completion within 180 consecutive calendar days. check or money order for 25 words.
the District of
District of Columbia
April 2011, why the
prayers of said com-
W.Alton Lewis
c/o CT Corporation
System This project is estimated to cost between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. NO CASH PLEASE. Additional
Washington, D.C.
plaint should not be
granted; provided
1450 Mercantile Lane
Suite 155
1015 15TH Street NW,
Suite 1000
The date for receipt of bids is May 4, 2011. words will cost 50 cents each.
20001-2131 that a copy of this Largo, Maryland Washington, DC 20005 Bid for this project will be procured in the open market with preference given for
Administration No. order be published 20774 and the utilization of certified local and local small business enterprises.
2010ADM174 once a week for Attorney Maximum Developers
Lora C. Paige three consecutive NOTICE OF Investments, L.L.C. The Davis-Bacon wage determinations shall apply.
Decedent weeks before said APPOINTMENT, c/o Rose Reeder
DeAnna L. Jackson day in the Afro- NOTICE TO 631 Atlantic Street DC Water Owner Controlled Insurance Program will provide insurance.
Attorney American. CREDITORS SE Washington, D.C.
that pursuant to AND NOTICE TO 20032 Bid documents are available at the Department of Procurement, 5000 Overlook
APPOINTMENT, SCR-205(b) notice UNKNOWN HEIRS and Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20032. Sets of Bidding Documents can be To answer a Lonesome Heart notice,
NOTICE TO be sent to the ap- Shahida S. Robinson, Estate of Jane T. Norris procured for a non-refundable $50 purchase price each, payable to DC Water.
CREDITORS plicant's creditors by whose address is 6572 Serve: Payment must be in the form of a money order, certified check or a company enclose a check or money order for
AND NOTICE TO registered or cer- West 51st Street, Mis- Ray M. Norris, check. Documents can be shipped to Bidders providing a Federal Express
UNKNOWN HEIRS tified mail and that sion, KS 66202 was ap- Personal Representative account number. $2.00 for each letter you wish to have
DeAnna L. Jackson, proof of service of pointed personal repre- 14929 Chelsea Circle
whose address is 4217 mailing be made in sentative of the estate of Mount Airy, MD 21771- The DC Water Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is a secured forwarded. NO CASH PLEASE. Be
Foote Street NE, the manner provided Julian H. Robinson, who 8423 facility. Persons intending to pick-up Bidding Documents are to contact the
Washington DC 20019, in SCR Probate Rule died on January 14, and Department of Procurement at 202-787-2020 for access authorization. sure to include the fox number of the
Patricia Sweeney
was appointed personal
representative of the
2011 with a will, and will
serve without Court su- 21772 Watson Road For procurement information contact Mr. Carlo Enciso; email carlo.enciso@ person you wish to contact.
Leesburg, VA 20175, (voice 202-787-2029).
estate of Lora C. Paige, A TRUE COPY pervision. All unknown
who died on April 16, TEST: heirs and heirs whose and
For technical information contact:
All letters, queries and notices
2006 with a will, and will 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 whereabouts are un- The District of Columbia
serve without Court su- known shall enter their Serve:
View DC Water website at for current and up coming
pervision. All unknown
heirs and heirs whose Superior Court of
appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
Attorney General of the
District of Columbia solicitations. should be sent to:
whereabouts are un-
known shall enter their District of Columbia
to such appointment (or
to the probate of de- 441 4TH Street NW REQUEST FOR BIDS STRICTLY PERSONAL
appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
Washington, D.C.
cedent¬s will) shall
cedent’s will) shall be
filed with the Register of
be Washington, DC
to such appointment (or
to the probate of de-
Administration No.
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
All unknown owners of The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority is soliciting bids for Invitation Baltimore, MD 21218
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
the Property described No. 110030: Cross-Town Tunnel Water Main Rehabilitation.
cedent¬s will) shall
cedent’s will) shall bebe 2011ADM000189
Herbert Brown, Jr.
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . below, their heirs, devi- NO PHONE CALLS
filed with the Register of 20001, on or before sees, personal repre- The following listing enumerates the major items of work included in this contract:
Wills, D.C., 515 5th Decedent
Thomas L. Campbell
October 8, 2011. Claims sentatives, and execu- PLEASE!
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor against the decedent Re-excavate the original tunnel construction shaft which was approximately 120
tors, administrators, (mail-ins only)
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 3807 Minnesota Ave shall be presented to the
NE, Washington DC grantees, assigns or foot deep, was 26 feet in diameter and backfilled with concrete.
20001, on or before undersigned with a copy Install 725 lf of steel lining and grout backfill inside an existing seven foot
October 1, 2011. Claims 20019 successors in right, title, 0

to the Register of Wills interest, and any and all diameter tunnel.
against the decedent Attorney or filed with the Register persons having or
Reinstall a six foot inside diameter access shaft.
shall be presented to the NOTICE OF of Wills with a copy to Replace existing valve with new DC Water-supplied 72-inch gate valve.
claiming to have any

undersigned with a copy APPOINTMENT, the undersigned, on or

NOTICE TO leasehold or any other in-
to the Register of Wills before October 8, 2011, terest in the The project requires completion within 365 consecutive calendar days.
or filed with the Register CREDITORS or be forever barred.
AND NOTICE TO Property and premise
of Wills with a copy to Persons believed to be situate, described as: This project is estimated to cost between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000.
the undersigned, on or UNKNOWN HEIRS heirs or legatees of the
Saundra R. Buchanan, Square/Lot 4560/0216,
before October 1, 2011, decedent who do not re- Address of 304 19TH The date for receipt of bids is May 4, 2011.
or be forever barred. whose address is 16704 ceive a copy of this no-
Holly Way, Accokeek, Street NE, Washington,
Persons believed to be tice by mail within 25 This projectmay
This project may be be funded
funded in part
in part by thebyU.S..
the Environmental
U. S. Environmental
ProtectionProtection Agency
Agency (EPA). A
MD 20607 was ap- DC 20002. (EPA). A Objective
Fair Share Objective
heirs or legatees of the days of its first publica- Defendants. Fair Share for Minority andfor Minority
Women’s and Women¬s
Business Enterprises Business
in this
decedent who do not re- pointed personal repre- tion shall so inform the participation in this work of 32% and 6%, respectively, has been established.
sentative of the estate of ORDER OF work of 32% and 6%, respectively, has been established. The program requirements are
The program requirements are fully defined in USEPA¬s Participation by Dis-
ceive a copy of this no- Register of Wills, includ- PUBLICATION fully defined in USEPA’s Participation by Disadvantaged Enterprises
tice by mail within 25 Herbert Brown Jr., who ing name, address and advantaged Enterprises in Procurement under EPA inFinancial
Procurement under
died on February 23, In accordance with D.C. EPA Financial Assistant
Agreements - May 27, Agreements
2008.∫. - May 27, 2008”.
days of its first publica- relationship. Official
Official Code
Code ß §47-1375
tion shall so inform the 2011 with a will, and will Date of Publication:
serve without Court su- (2001), the object of this The Davis-Bacon wage determinations shall apply.
Register of Wills, includ- April 8, 2011 proceeding is to secure
ing name, address and pervision. All unknown Name of newspaper:
heirs and heirs whose the foreclosure of the DC Water Owner Controlled Insurance Program will provide insurance.
relationship. Afro-American right of redemption in the
Date of Publication: whereabouts are un- Washington Law following real property lo- Bid documents are available at the Department of Procurement, 5000 Overlook
April 1, 2011 known shall enter their Reporter cated in the District of Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20032. Sets of Bidding Documents can be
Name of newspaper: appearance in this Shahida S. Robinson Columbia, and sold by procured for a non-refundable $100 purchase price each, payable to DC Water.
Afro-American proceeding. Objections Personal the Mayor of the District
to such appointment (or Payment must be in the form of a money order, certified check or a company
Washington Law Representative of Columbia to the check. Documents can be shipped to Bidders providing a Federal Express
Reporter to the probate of de- 816-668-7550 Plaintiff(s) in this action: account number.
DeAnna L. Jackson cedent¬s will) shall
cedent’s will) shall bebe TRUE TEST COPY Square 4560, Lot 0216,
Personal filed with the Register of REGISTER OF WILLS Address of 304 19TH The DC Water Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is a secured
Representative Wills, D.C., 515 5th 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 Street NE, Washington, facility. Persons intending to pick-up Bidding Documents are to contact the
517-435-3929 Street, N.W., 3rd Floor DC 20002, in the subdivi- Department of Procurement at 202-787-2020 for access authorization.
TRUE TEST COPY Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Superior Court of sion known as Kingman-
REGISTER OF WILLS 20001, on or before the District of Rosedale in North East For procurement information contact Mr. Carlo Enciso; email carlo.enciso@
4/1, 4/8, 4/15 October 8, 2011. Claims District of Columbia Washington, D.C., and, (voice 202-787-2029).
against the decedent PROBATE DIVISION more particularly de-
Superior Court of shall be presented to the scribed as: For technical information contact:
the District of Washington, D.C.
undersigned with a copy 20001-2131 Lot numbered Two Hun-
District of Columbia to the Register of Wills dred Sixteen (216) in Ja- View DC Water website at for current and up coming
Administration No.
PROBATE DIVISION or filed with the Register 2011ADM249 cob S. Gruvners subdivi- solicitations.
Washington, D.C. of Wills with a copy to Gloria Jeanette sion of lots numbered
20001-2131 the undersigned, on or Rogers One Hundred Ninety-
Administration No. before October 8, 2011, Decedent Eight (198) and Two Hun-
2011ADM226 or be forever barred. NOTICE OF dred Seven (207) in MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
Birdie M. Hayes Persons believed to be APPOINTMENT, Square Numbered Forty-
aka heirs or legatees of the Five Hundred Sixty 2310 Broening Highway
Birdie Mae Hayes decedent who do not re- CREDITORS (4560), as per plat re- Baltimore, MD 21224
Decedent ceive a copy of this no- AND NOTICE TO corded in the Office of the The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is seeking qualified ap-
NOTICE OF tice by mail within 25 UNKNOWN HEIRS Surveyor for the District
APPOINTMENT, days of its first publica- of Columbia in Liber 111 plicants
William Edward John-
NOTICE TO tion shall so inform the son and Dennis Al- at folio 12, for permits to perform vehicle towing, road service and storage of
CREDITORS Register of Wills, includ- phonso Johnson, whose Subject to the sewer disabled, impounded, or unattended vehicles for facilities owned and oper-
AND NOTICE TO ing name, address and easement granted to the
address are 804 Ran-
District of Columbia by ated
UNKNOWN HEIRS dolph Street, NE #3,
Theresa Carter and Lo- Date of Publication: Washington DC 20001 Deeds recorded in Liber by the MDTA.
April 8, 2011 2497 at folio 287 and Only those companies that comply with the dictates as specified in COMAR
retta Singleton, whose and 2471 Rushland Ct.
Name of newspaper: Liber 2497 at folio 289,
address(es) are 1006 Afro-American
Waldorf MD 20603 were
and as condemned by will be permitted to perform towing and related automotive
Park Road NW appointed personal re-
Washington Law presentative(s) of the proceedings in the Dis- services. MDTA Permit Zones are as follows:
Washington DC 20010 Reporter estate of Gloria Jeanette trict Court Cause num- John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95)
and 5228 5th Street NW Saundra R. Buchanan bered 595, in the Su-
Washington DC 20011, Personal
Rogers, who died on
preme Court of the Zone A - Beginning at mile marker 61 and ending at Cowenton Avenue.
January 12, 2011 with-
were appointed per- Representative
out a will, and will serve District of Columbia, Zone B - Beginning at Cowenton Avenue and ending at Abingdon Road.
sonal representative(s)
of the estate of Birdie M.
without Court supervi- Address of 304 19TH Zone C - Beginning at Abingdon Road and ending at Maxa Road.
REGISTER OF WILLS Street NE, Washington,
Hayes aka Birdie Mae 4/8, 4/15, 4/22
sion. All unknown heirs
DC 20002. Zone D - Beginning at Maxa Road and ending at Red Toad Road.
Hayes, who died on and heirs whose Zone E - Beginning at Red Toad Road and ending at the Maryland/
whereabouts are un- The Complaint states,
February 26, 2008 with Superior Court of
the District of known shall enter their among other things, that Delaware state line.
a will, and will serve the amounts necessary
without Court supervi- District of Columbia appearance in this Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95, I-395)
proceeding. Objections for redemption have not
sion. All unknown heirs PROBATE DIVISION been paid. Zone A - South side of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, beginning at the south Fort
Washington, D.C. to such appointment
and heirs whose shall be filed with the Pursuant to the Chief McHenry Tunnel portal at mile marker 54.4 and ending at mile marker 49.8.
whereabouts are un- 20001-2131 Judge¬s
Judge’s Administration
known shall enter their Administration No. Register of Wills, D.C.,
Order Number 02-11, it is Zone B - North side of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, beginning at the north
2011ADM253 515 5th Street, N.W., portal at mile marker 56.0 and ending at mile marker 61.2.
appearance in this this 25th day of March,
John E. Mebane 3rd Floor Washington,
proceeding. Objections 2011, Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895)
aka D.C. 20001, on or be- ORDERED by the Super-
to such appointment (or fore October 8, 2011. Zone A - North side Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, beginning at the north
to the probate of de- John Elmon Mebane ior Court of the District of
cedent¬s will)
cedent’s will) shall
shall bebe Decedent Claims against the de- Columbia, that notice be Baltimore Harbor Tunnel portal at mile marker M94 and ending at mile
NOTICE OF cedent shall be pre-
filed with the Register of sented to the under-
given by the insertion of marker M138.
APPOINTMENT, a copy of this order in the
Wills, D.C., 515 5th NOTICE TO signed with a copy to the Afro American, having a Zone B - South side Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, beginning at the south
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor CREDITORS Register of Wills or filed Baltimore Harbor Tunnel portal and ending at the exit 18 ramp and entrance
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . general circulation in the
AND NOTICE TO with the Register of Wills
20001, on or before with a copy to the under-
District of Columbia, once ramp at I-95 in Howard County, and the I-895 spur from Ritchie Highway
UNKNOWN HEIRS a week for three (3)
October 1, 2011. Claims Daniel Mckinley signed, on or before successive weeks, notify- and ending at the I-895 mainline in Anne Arundel County.
against the decedent Mebane, whose address October 8, 2011, or be ing all persons interested Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695)
shall be presented to the forever barred. Persons
undersigned with a copy
is 1801 Schooner Court
believed to be heirs or
in the real property de- Zone A - Mile marker K437 to K492 Crossover.
Annapolis, MD 21401 scribed above to appear
to the Register of Wills was appointed personal legatees of the decedent in this Court by the 27th Zone B - Mile marker K018 to K470 to the Toll Plaza.
or filed with the Register representative of the who do not receive a day of July, 2011, and William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge (US 50/301)
of Wills with a copy to copy of this notice by
estate of John E.
mail within 25 days of its
redeem the real property Zone A - Mile marker 31.6 to mile marker 37.0 east and westbound.
the undersigned, on or Mebane aka John by payment of
before October 1, 2011, Elmon Mebane, who first publication shall so $51,985.33, together with Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (US 301)
or be forever barred. died on June 1, 2007 inform the Register of interest from the date of Zone A - Maryland/Virginia shoreline to Route 257.
Persons believed to be with a will, and will serve Wills, including name, the Certificate of Delin- Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40)
heirs or legatees of the without Court supervi- address and relation- quency; court costs and
decedent who do not re- sion. All unknown heirs ship. attorneys¬
attorney’s fees; ex-
fees; ex- Zone A - Maryland Route 222 to Ontario Street east and westbound.
ceive a copy of this no- and heirs whose Date of Publication: penses incurred in the Applications for permits may be obtained by mailing a request to:
tice by mail within 25 whereabouts are un- April 8, 2011 publication and service of Captain L. Lyles
days of its first publica- known shall enter their Name of newspaper: process by publication
appearance in this Afro-American and for reasonable fees Maryland Transportation Authority Police
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ- proceeding. Objections Washington Law for the title search; all Commercial Vehicle Safety Unit
to such appointment (or Reporter other amounts paid by 15 Turnpike Drive
ing name, address and
to the probate of de- Willliam Edward the petitioner in accor-
cedent¬s will)
cedent’s will) shall
shall bebe Johnson dance with the provisions Perryville, MD 21903
Date of Publication: Dennis Alphonson
April 1, 2011 filed with the Register of of
of D.C.
D.C. Code
Code ß47-1361
Wills, D.C., 515 5th Johnson and all outstanding Each submitted application must be accompanied by a $500.00 nonrefund-
Name of newspaper: Personal municipal lien amounts
Afro-American Street, N.W., 3rd Floor able
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Representative due and owing on the
Washington Law TRUE TEST COPY aforementioned real application fee made payable to the Maryland Transportation
20001, on or before
Theresa Carter
October 8, 2011. Claims REGISTER OF WILLS property, or answer the Authority. The application and fee must be received on or before May 15,
against the decedent 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 complaint or, thereafter, a
Loretta Singleton final judgment will be en- 2011.
shall be presented to the
Personal undersigned with a copy acted foreclosing the All interested applicants are invited to attend an informational meeting on
Representative to the Register of Wills right of redemption in the the MDTA´s Permit Towing Program on April 25, 2011, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at
or filed with the Register SUBSCRIBE real property and vesting
in the plaintiff a title in fee the Fort McHenry Tunnel Maintenance Building, 2nd Floor, 4000 Leland
of Wills with a copy to
the undersigned, on or TODAY! simple.
By: Duane B. Delaney
Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224.
before October 8, 2011,
4/1, 4/8, 4/15 or be forever barred. 4/8,
Persons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25
B8 The Afro-American, April 9, 2011 - April 15, 2011

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Meet Henry Jones, First Known Black Ring Announcer

By Perry Green The discrimination didn’t stop there for Jones, but he
AFRO Sports Editor persevered. That perseverance led to an opportunity for Jones
to announce on HBO’s “KO Nation” in 2001, a program series
“It takes a lot of guts to go after goals even when most that targeted Black boxing fans. The series initially hired
folks tell you they’re impossible to accomplish.” Washington, famous DJ Ed Lover as the ring announcer, but “Ed wasn’t
D.C. native Henry Jones said he learned that a long time ago that good,” Jones claims. “He would mispronounce names and
when he first set out to be a boxing ring announcer back during screw up terms. They were missing a real professional ring
the late 1980s. At the time, Jones said there were only three announcer.”
gentlemen that dominated the ring announcing business: Ed Jones said it’s amazing how things turned out, however,
Derian, Jimmy Lennon Jr. and Michael Buffer, none who were because he eventually replaced Ed Lover on the show, thanks to
African American. his son, Rasaan.
But after more than 20 years in the game, the DC Boxing “Rasaan is diagnosed with autism, but he’s incredibly
Hall of Fame inductee is undeniably one of the best announcers intelligent and he noticed while watching a ‘KO Nation’ fight
in the history of the sport. Jones, 55, told the AFRO it still that Ed was doing the job I usually do. So he said, ‘Let’s pray
feels surreal whenever he reflects back on his long journey of a that the right man gets the job, daddy.’ I said, ‘OK’ and sure
career. enough, they replaced Ed with me just days later.”
“I still remember when I first started in 1988 after I had tried Jones said that was one of the most inspiring moments
and failed at a lot of things that didn’t work out,” he said. “I of his life and keeps him pushing forward in his career as an
tried work as an actor, play-by-play commentator and even as a announcer.
comedian and had eggs thrown at me one night, man.” “I’ll be doing this until the wheels fall off,” he said. “It’s Courtesy Photo
Jones said he didn’t even consider ring announcing at the not like a job to me. This is a passion for me, something I’ve Henry ‘Discombobulating’ Jones (center) poses with
time because he had never seen a Black man famous for it. studied and mastered so much that I couldn’t imagine life promoters Shea Butler, Greg Barckhoff and FightNews
“But a friend of mines told me, ‘that’s why you need to go without it.” writer Jose Santiago as he receives the Georgia Boxing
for it and become the first African American to break through Championship Lifetime Achievement Award during a pro
that barrier,’” said Jones, who admitted that most of his early boxing bout during Black History Month in Atlanta.
years in the business came without any pay.
“I started out doing it for free, because I knew it was
valuable to get the experience and the exposure, and I knew the Howard University Softball
money would come in the end. A lot of young guys just want
the money right now, but you have to develop a passion for Lady Bison Split Weekend Series with Top Ranked Delaware State
what you do and once you do it how you love it, it eventually
By AFRO Staff season last weekend, splitting leading the way with three. Kirshner helped run up the
pays off.”
a doubleheader against the The Jacksonville, Fla. native scoreboard, Martin held DSU
Jones says he sees pretty good paydays now as he frequently
Howard University’s top-ranked Delaware State had just come off perhaps nearly scoreless throughout
tours around the country. He’ll be traveling to Buffalo,
women’s softball team played University Lady Hornets (18- her best performance of the the second game. Martin, a
N.Y. to announce a fight on April 22, and will be returning
its first home games of the 10 overall record). season when she tossed 10 Hanover, Md. native, recorded
the following night for a local match hosted at the DC Star
The Lady Bison strikeouts in a 13-10 win two strikeouts, while allowing
Nightclub, both events paying thousands of dollars.
lost the first game, against Bowie State on March one walk and seven hits.
“But that’s still a far cry from the $25,000 that Michael
4-1, before bouncing 30. But with senior Carly In the first game of the
Buffer gets each fight he calls,” said Jones, who claims Buffer,
back to win the Martin pitching for the day, double-header, both Howard
perhaps the most legendary ring announcer ever, served as his
second game, 6-1, Johnson contributed from and Delaware State evened
mentor early in his career.
to advance to a 9-16 the batting plate, sparking recorded eight hits, but HU
Jones said learning from Buffer – known for the popular
overall record, 1-1 a hitting run for her squad pitcher Samantha Gatson
phrase “Let’s get ready to rumble!” – helped him develop his
in the Mid-Eastern in the second game. Junior tossed two straight walks in
own unique style. By 1995, Jones had stamped his own official
Athletic Conference. shortstop Rebecca Kirshner the third inning, allowing the
announcing phrase, “Are you ready to do this? Well, let’s step
Nearly 10 also batted well, adding two Lady Hornets to produce two
to this!”
Howard players hits, including a leadoff single runs in the inning, eventually
But unlike Buffer, Jones faced discrimination in the
recorded hits for in the bottom of the second running away with the win.
business because of his skin color. Jones said he didn’t get
the Lady Bison inning that pushed the Lady A third game of the series
the shot he deserved to announce a major fight until ’98 when Courtesy Photo with senior pitcher Bison ahead. was canceled due to rain and
Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson, the first Black World Flyweight Montrose Christian junior Michael Emily Johnson While Johnson and postponed until April 8.
Champion, demanded in his contract that Jones serve as his Carrera
announcer for a fight aired on ESPN.
“I have a ton of respect for Mark, the best flyweight
champion ever. He put his career on the line for me and I will Sports Commentary
forever be grateful for such a gesture,” Jones said.
Butler Laid An Egg, But Seriously, What Did You Expect?
By Stephen D. Riley seen in my life.” He wasn’t wrenching rhythm. for their starters? They were
AFRO Staff Writer joking; he wasn’t playing; he The Bulldogs sputtered even worse when you break
wasn’t just saying it because to 22 first-half points then down their 12-for-58 shooting
About 15 minutes into he picked Butler to win it fell off the map with 19 in performance.
the second half of the NCAA all. He was legitimately the second half. They shot a But as Connecticut hoisted
championship game between upset, angry and frustrated. horrifying 18 percent from their trophy from their 53-
Butler and Connecticut, Clang after clang after clang. the field for the game and 41 win, I couldn’t even find
a friend turned to me and Almost every ball Butler put their bench? Yikes. Two the room to complain. The
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championship game I’ve ever the front of the rim with gut- and 0-for-6 from the field. As but what were people really
THE 2ND expecting?
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