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Mayor Gray Addresses Arrests, Cheh Hearings By Erica Butler to shoulder criticism for in the administration. While focuses on the four priorities
AFRO Staff Writer his initial administration’s the mayor did not seem to be of fiscal stability, quality
questionable hiring practices directly implicated during the education, jobs and economic
It’s been a turbulent three and exorbitant salaries. Heads two days of testimony, the development and safe
months for Washington, D.C. did roll, mainly that of former extent of the political fallout communities.
Mayor Vincent Gray (D). The chief of staff Gerri Mason remains to be seen. In a one-on-one interview
city’s executive was arrested Hall, who, in recent hearings Meanwhile, Gray with the AFRO, Mayor
April 11 along with the other led by D.C. Councilmember continues to juggle the Gray addressed all of these
“DC 41”—local officials Mary Cheh, admitted to demands of his job, including subjects and reiterated his
and activists who protested wrongdoings, from setting gaining passage of his administration’s commitment
riders in an agreed upon 2011 salary caps, to not letting proposed Fiscal Year 2012 to Washington, D.C., despite
federal budget that impinged the mayor know about the budget, which includes recent shakeups.
on the District’s autonomy. hiring of five employees’ tax hikes and cuts to close
Before that, Gray had children to different posts a $322.1 million gap, and Continued on A3

Youth Activism
Rises in D.C.
By Erica Butler
Staff Writer

With black bands

wrapped around their mouths
and sporting T-shirts that
read, “ Taxation Without
Representation,” nearly 80
students stood in front of the
Senate building last Friday to
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin fight for Washington, D.C.’s
Washington Mayor Vincent Gray gestures during an autonomy, even though some
interview with The Associated Press, April 12 in his office participants were not D.C.
in Washington. residents.
“D.C. was silenced in the
Senate and that’s why we

Budget Vote Brings wore the gags,” said Corryn

Freeman, 21, the organizer
of the protest and intern
Photo Courtesy DC Vote
Nearly 80 protestors, most young, lined in front of a Senate building April 15 to protest

Back Polarizing Continued on A8

federal impingement on D.C.’s autonomy and riders in the new budget deal, which
banned federally funded abortions and imposed a schools vouchers program.

School Vouchers N.C. Faces Massive Cleanup as Death Toll Rises to 22

By Erica Butler By Brock Vergakis and Mitch Weiss From remote rural communities to the state’s second-
AFRO Staff Writer Associated Press largest city, thousands of residents hit by the most active
tornado outbreak recorded in North Carolina’s history were
Last week’s congressional clearing away rubble and debris, repairing power lines and
BONNETSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Shards of glass from old
and White House approval facing a recovery that will cost tens of millions of dollars.
bottles and furniture smashed by a tornado that tore through
of a budget that includes The storms that chugged across the South last week killed
town littered the concrete floor of Rhonda Carter’s antique
the $100 million, five-year at least 45 people in six states, but the worst devastation came
Hear the AFRO on The Daily store, shattering her plans to open an auction house in nearby
renewal of a D.C. school- over about four hours Saturday in North Carolina. Officials
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Salemburg. A storage area in the back was flattened.
choice program is stirring were still tallying the toll, with police in Raleigh announcing
“I just had a feeling something bad was going to happen,
controversy between that a 6-month-old child who had been in the hospital ended
and it did,” Carter said of Saturday, when storms raged through
local officials, unions and up dying from her injuries.
Bonnetsville and other parts of North Carolina, killing at least 22
Your History • Your Community • Your News

and damaging or destroying more than 800 homes. “Now I’m “In the blink of an eye, so many people have been plunged
Detractors say the DC into grief and crisis,” said Preston Parrish, executive vice
starting over.”
Opportunity Scholarship president of ministry at the Billy
Program (OSP), which Graham Evangelistic Association,
provides private school which dispatched its disaster-
vouchers for low-income response teams to four areas of the
District students, has not state.
borne the promised fruit One was Bertie County in the
and siphons off funds that state’s northeast corner, where the
can be used to nurture the ministry also deployed volunteers
city’s public and public just seven months ago, after
charter schools. Proponents, floods devastated the county
however, argue the program seat of Windsor and surrounding
boosts student scores and communities.
makes available better At least two tornadoes hit the
learning environments for county in rapid succession, one
disadvantaged children, doing enough damage to kill 11
and say it has been unjustly people. The twisters descended
dragged through partisan suddenly, with only about 15
turmoil. minutes of warning. “I saw it
Incepted in 2004, the coming, we got in there, and as
06 program became the first soon as we hit the door, boom, it
in the nation to provide hit,” said Roy Lee, whose house
low-income students with AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds
was destroyed. “About three
federally funded K-12 June White searches through what is left of Moore’s Family Care Home in Colerain,
minutes max it was over.”
N.C., April 18 after a tornado ripped through the area Saturday.
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AFRO National Briefs Armstrong’s eldest child, La’Shaun, 10, managed to roll
down a window and escape the submerged vehicle. According
to TIME magazine, the boy climbed out of the water and waved
Hip Hop Caucus Releases ‘350 For Earth Day’ List down help from a woman who took him to a nearby fire station
Your History • Your Community • Your News WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Hip Hop Caucus’ “One Planet. to alert rescuers.
The Afro-American Newspapers One Voice.” campaign is celebrating Earth Day, April 22, by It took fire crews an hour to recover the van, which was
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters honoring 350 African-American pacemakers who, through their submerged in 10 feet of water roughly 25 yards offshore,
2519 N. Charles Street professions, passions and service, are making the planet a better according to TIME.
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 place to live. Armstrong and three children, Landon Pierre, 5, Lance Pierre,
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 As part of an effort to reshape the brand of 2, and Lainaina Pierre, 11 months, were all found dead inside. environmentalism, the “350 For Earth Day” list highlights Read more at
leaders in media, entertainment, sports, law, politics, education,
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 and business. Some notable honorees include Kanye West, OC Republican Apologizes for Offensive Obama
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II Soledad O’Brien, Ambassador Susan Rice, AME Bishop Vashti
McKenzie and environmental activist Van Jones. E-mail
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. By Shaya Tayefe
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222
“Communities of color are often overlooked by traditional
environmental campaigns, yet the studies show that we are Mohajer
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 amongst the most adversely affected by pollution and climate LOS ANGELES (AP)
change,” said the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and — A Southern California
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales
CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, in a statement. “This Earth Day Republican Party official
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 we are standing up as good stewards of the earth because this is is apologizing for
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 about the health of our families and future generations.” distributing an e-mail
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 From the “350 For Earth Day” site Hip Hop Caucus that included an altered
Advertising Account Executive supporters and the public will be able to organize and promote photo depicting President Courtesy Photo
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274
education and awareness events nationwide. These activities Obama as an ape. An e-mail allegedly sent by
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 will comprise the largest Earth Day mobilization within the The e-mail sent by Republican Party official Marilyn
African-American community in the 41-year history of this Marilyn Davenport, a Davenport shows an image
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265
international day. tea party activist and of President Barack Obama
Director, Community & Public Relations
The “350 For Earth Day” honoree gallery is available on a GOP central committee alongside chimpanzees.
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 member, shows an image,
mini-site at
Editorial posed like a family portrait, of chimpanzee parents and child,
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu with Obama’s face artificially superimposed on the child.
E-mail: Confrontation, Facebook Message Preceded Text beneath the photo reads, “Now you know why no birth
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277 Hudson River Tragedy certificate.” Davenport, when reached by The Associated Press,
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 Hours before a New York woman drove her vehicle off a
E-mail: said she would provide a written statement with her response,
boat dock into the Hudson River on April 12, drowning herself but several hours later she had not issued one.
Global Markets and three of her four children, she posted a Facebook message The alternative newspaper OC Weekly first reported the
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 apologizing for the murder-suicide. story, and was told by Davenport that the e-mail was “just an “I’m sorry everyone forgive me please for what I’m gonna Internet joke.” She also asked the Weekly, “You’re not going to
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager do…This is it!!!” Lashandra Armstrong, 25, wrote. make a big deal about this are you?”
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116 According to the New York Daily News, the distressed
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Scott Baugh
mother and Jean Pierre, the father of Armstrong’s three told the AP on Saturday that he wants an ethics investigation
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266
youngest children, had an angry confrontation at her Newburgh, into the incident. “It’s just highly inappropriate, it’s a
Production Department - 410-554-8288 N.Y., home before the murder-suicide. despicable message, it drips with racism and I think she should
A neighbor told the Daily News, “[Pierre] was banging on step down from the committee,” said Baugh.
Washington Office the door real loud. He called to her, ‘Open the f------ door!’ He Davenport, a 74-year-old grandmother, issued an apology
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723 was there about a half an hour; he was on the phone as well.” on April 18, asking for forgiveness for her “unwise behavior.”
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297 According to reports, Pierre was served with an order of Her statement read: “To my fellow Americans and to everyone
General Manager protection earlier in the day stemming from an incident in else who has seen this email I forwarded and was offended by
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116 February when his 2-year-old son was left at home alone. The my action, I humbly apologize and ask for your forgiveness of
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 barefoot toddler was found wandering the streets, which were my unwise behavior. I say unwise because at the time I received
covered with snow. and forwarded the email, I didn’t stop to think about the historic
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: Orange County District Attorney Frank Phillips said no charges implications and other examples of how this could be offensive.
410-554-8234 will be filed after police questioned the father of the deceased “I am an imperfect Christian lady who tries her best to
Customer children. The man reportedly had a dispute with Armstrong at her live a Christ-like honoring life. I would never do anything
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226 house in Newburgh, N.Y. just before she piled the children into to intentionally harm or berate others regardless of ethnicity.
Nights and Weekends: 410-554-8282 their black minivan shortly before 8 p.m. that night. Everyone who knows me knows that to be true.”


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Maryland Political Icon William Donald Schaefer Dies at 89

By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a
AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious v
Hudson’s mother and brother. the veh
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. A
Former Governor, State Comptroller, Baltimore Mayor, and Baltimore City Council President relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribun
of the
He led Baltimore through four terms, as the AFRO determination and the pride in hard work well done that is at tered t
endorsement of Schaefer in the Sept. 8, 1979 Baltimore Afro- the heart of our character as a community. brothe
American noted: “He has shown qualities approaching genius “Even on those occasions when we disagreed on policy, boy’s b
at marshaling often diverse and warring elements of this city I never doubted that he had the public’s well-being at the proces
into a collective machinery that is causing the very face and forefront of his mind. With Donald Schaefer’s passing, an era cians a
soul of Baltimore to be radically transformed. ... Baltimoreans has ended in our community. He will be missed.” was la
are beginning to like Baltimore.” Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said in a statement, “Don Schaefer the Co
Since the news of his death, tributes have been pouring in was an indomitable force who dedicated his life to the people Exami
from across the state. of Maryland. …There was no problem that was too small for Hud
“William Donald Schaefer lifted us up as a City and his attention and his forceful ‘do-it-now-style’ focused attention memb
restored our pride from the neighborhoods up. I was president on finding solutions and getting results. Personally, it was a Exami
of the Greater Homewood Community Corporation in 1972, privilege to have known him and he leaves a legacy of strong, noon t
when he launched the Mayor’s Station program in our visionary leadership that transformed a city and a state.” Given
ing dir
community, bringing us and other neighborhoods a direct Schaefer, despite being a good politician and public
link with City Hall without leaving home,” said Baltimore servant, was best known for his brazen nature and outrageous
City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, in a statement. “With comments. Gov. Martin O’Malley, on April 19 ordered statePhotos
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Mayor Schaefer, we were all family, and, for all the occasional
disagreements, family always came first. As he wished, we ACORN Fights Back
people of Maryland can celebrate his legacy properly.”

Funeral 5 – 9 p.m.
will remember best that, ‘He cared.’”
To Baltimore he brought the Inner Harbor project and Leader Calls Voter Registration
arrangements: Schaefer will lie inFraud
at Baltimore City Hall,
officiated the opening of the aquarium and other projects to By Alan25King and Dallas Cowboys players No wo
April Baltimore, Md.
create a better Baltimore. He was also at the table when the AFRO Staff Writer Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, trying
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Colts pulled out for Indianapolis. But, he nevertheless had April
among26 the names submitted to group,
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more than his share of critics for how his advancements for Presidential candidate John 9 a.m. – officials.
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had,” Maude Hurd, president of boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potenti
and Maryland. confidence. ... His relentless approach to a ‘do it now Memorial
victim of fraud,Gardensnot the perpetra- forms.
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philosophy,’ shook up, not only the city bureaucracy, but with the AFRO. tor of it. Ann
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Schaefer served on the Baltimore City Council for 16 exciting the political area for good. comptroller and governor.
because of ACORN’s success.” ACORN nor its employees have loans.
years before being elected to his first of four terms as mayor “This is a sad day for the people of Maryland – and for McCain, who is running for been found guilty of, or even Barack
of Baltimore in 1971. In his first inaugural address, according me, personally. ...It is as if each of us has lost a member of our president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent Blind a
to a story in the Dec. 7, 1971 edition of the AFRO, he told the family,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., in a statement. et, lashed out at ACORN in the votes.” Americ
crowd, “I have worked 16 long, hard years to be able to stand “As a leader, Donald Schaefer’s greatest strength was that he final debate against Barack The problem came about pri-
here today—I can lead this city. And lead it, I shall.” was a Baltimorean to the core of his being. He exemplified the Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way Sin
on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than ACOR
ing one of the greatest frauds in rely on volunteers, it pays peo- bomba
voter history in this country, ple, many of them poor or unem- racist m
Mayor Gray maybe destroying the fabric of ployed, to sign up new voters. The
democracy.” The idea was to help both those debate
Continued from A1, a non-partisan being registered and those doing organiz
Web site, found those claims to the registration. offices
Opportunity Scholarship until they finish, but I’m a Maud explained, “We have a After a
be “exaggerated,” with “no evi-
huge proponent of public
“This was a protest of inappropriate Program (OSP).
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dence of any such democracy-
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AFRO: Why did you AFRO: Why should D.C. Democratic, which is not neces- The McCain camp apparently calling
participate in the April 11 trust your administration sarily true.” isn’t interested in those fine Barack
protest led by D.C. Vote? after admitted missteps? ACORN is no stranger to points, preferring to air mislead- hung. H
The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland controversy. ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger,
GRAY: “This was a GRAY: “I’ve worked
and Presidents’ RoundTable Present: For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (explet
protest of inappropriate in the nonprofit sector. I’ve
organization has fought for social his political support. fraudu
congressional interference. worked on the City Council… THE 2ND and economic justice for low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell. A
We were treated like another We’ve been open, honest,
agency when in fact we are transparent servants…On GREEN ECONOMY BUSINESS and moderate-income
Americans. With 400,000 mem-
and I approve this message.
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usually aligned with Del. step for your administration? cating for affordable housing, There, Obama met Madeleine come t
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there anywhere you all don’t budget will be ongoing for a Participate in Clean Energy underserved— and while organ- branch of ACORN. He was so and ma
see eye-to-eye? month and a half. Secondly, & Sustainable Solutions izing voter registration drives.
But none has been as withering
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train the ACORN staff.
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issue, we are certainly education…creating an opportunities in Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Sustainable With the presidential election engage in? Bullying banks. bills fo
aligned. We are both focused effective system, reform of
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on determination for the city. special education, rebuilding ACORN’s detractors allege the of business. ACORN forced move.
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She should have a vote in the education, trying to build the organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky home loans. Forget
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[D.C.] should be a state.” WHO SHOULD ATTEND MEDIA PARTNERS the reported discovery of bogus caused the financial crisis we’re it. You
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Nia, Ideal Public Charter Schools Challenge Proposed Revocation

By Valencia Mohammed to fight back,” Bell-Iman continued. “The board does not schools that violate the law or terms and standards outlined
Special to the AFRO challenge schools that do poorly that are owned and operated in their charter agreements or that fail to meet the goals
by corporations or businesses with a wide-range of resources.” and student academic expectations set forth in their charter
Two community-based public charter schools are According to the Friends of Choice in Urban Schools’ agreements. Note that the Board, under the SRA, has a duty
challenging their proposed closures by the DC Public Charter (FOCUS) website, almost a dozen other schools including to propose revocation of charter schools that are fiscally mis-
School Board (PCSB) on the basis of process and fairness. Hope PCS, Hospitality PCS, Howard Road PCS, Hyde PCS, managed.”
Nia Community Public Charter School (Nia CPCS) and Friendship PCS – Chamberlain Campus also fell under the Washington Teachers Union President Nathan Saunders
Ideal Academy Public Charter School (Ideal APCS) were cited 50 percent efficiency in reading and math for 2010. However, said targeting Nia and IDEAL was unfair. “The entire group of
by PCSB on March 30 for failure to meet the goals and student these schools were not cited for closure. failed public charter schools should be addressed, not just two
academic achievement expectations set forth in the charters. “Revocation is at the discretion of staff and proposals are of them,” he said
Both schools were also cited for failure to design and implement made by staff to the board members. There is no official policy In 2006, Nia Community Public Charter school founders
the educational program described in their applications. that governs the selection of schools for potential revocation. It proposed a program that would infuse culturally relevant
Additionally, the board claimed that Nia failed to submit an is strictly based on the decision of staff,” said Martina James, a teaching practices in its program. The school’s founders
annual report in compliance with the School Reform Act and former program officer of the chartering board. envisioned a school that had an “Afro-centric” approach.
Ideal allegedly failed to comply with all federal requirements Audrey Williams, public affairs manager for the Public In the face of closure, Nia leaders assert that traditional
related to educating English language learners. Charter School Board, wrote in a statement to the AFRO on perspectives for charter school evaluations are the greatest
Management and supporters at both schools claim the April 4, “Pursuant to the authority granted to it in the School barriers to change and progress. Martina James, the executive
board’s process is not fair when almost a dozen or more Reform Act (SRA), the PCSB regularly monitors each public director of Nia CPCS, said the process has not been fair – nor
schools fall into the same category but are not being slated for charter school to determine if it (1) has committed a violation has the board been supportive of efforts to improve.
closure. “In fact, I was quite surprised when the announcement of applicable law or the terms and standards outlined in the At Nia, the school’s board of trustees hired its own
was made by the board that a school with consistently lower individual charter agreement negotiated with the school, (2) technical assistants, she said. “PCSB staff has not
scores than Ideal was being recertified,” said Paulette Bell- has failed to meet the goals and student academic achievement acknowledged the effort of the trustees to solicit experienced
Iman, founder of Ideal APCS. “The board’s process is not expectations set forth in the school’s individual charter professionals [and] the PCSB denied the opportunity for
equal or fair. agreement, and/or (3) is fiscally mis-managed.” consultants to participate in the SY2009-2010 review to
“Over the years, if you look at the schools being targeted Williams continued, “Based on these determinations, which provide insight on the state of affairs at the school.”
by the charter board for closure you will notice a focus to close are unique to each charter school’s operations, the Board Both schools claimed there was no technical support given
community-based schools because most have little resources uses its discretion as an expert body to propose revocation of to the school by PCSB or any other entity.

Budget Vote being decried by local leaders legislation, 14 representatives improvement…I’m glad
Continued from A1 such as Mayor Vincent from local D.C. organizations that I was able to put her
Gray (D) and Del. Eleanor —including President somewhere that works for
Holmes (D-D.C.) as not Nathan Saunders of the her,” the mother said.
scholarships of up to $7,500
only unneeded, but also a Washington Teacher’s Disabled and on a fixed
to cover private school
setback to the city’s self- Union—wrote a letter to income, Jackson said she
tuition. But the program
determination. congressional lawmakers wanted to put her daughter
came to a halt in spring 2009
“I acknowledge that voicing disapproval. Alluding in a different school than the
when Democrats killed its
people of goodwill can and to church-run private schools, one that was close to where
reauthorization amid reports
do disagree about vouchers. the letter stated, “Using she lived. “The school was a
questioning its outcomes.
What is unconscionable to taxpayer funds to support failing school and no longer
“Rigorous evaluation over
me, however, is what this religious education and to exists,” she said. “She was not
several years demonstrates
program’s continuation empower churches to expand doing well in math.”
that the D.C. program
represents,” Gray said in a their religious outreach is The Education
has not yielded improved
statement right after the vote. contrary to basic American Department’s evaluation
student achievement by
“And what it represents is values.” offered no clear distinction
its scholarship recipients
the use of the District and her But supporters of the in math and reading scores
compared to other students
600,000 residents, once again, measure, such as Virginia between students who received
in D.C,” said the Obama
as bargaining chips in political Walden Ford, executive vouchers and their public and
negotiations and guinea director for the DC Parents public charter school peers.
The 2010 U.S. Department
pigs for the favorite social for School Choice, said this Patrick Wolf, the principal
of Education’s “Evaluation
experiments of important program is about opening the investigator of the report,
of the DC Opportunity
congressional leaders.” doors of opportunity. Students said there were a slight
Scholarship Program Final
Gray also said that with should not be denied the “best increase in achievement—
Report” slightly supports the
52 charter schools operating education” due to financial for certain students. “The
statement. After four years,
on 98 campuses across the struggles, she said. program appears to have
there were “no statistically
District, the city has one of “The OSP is about all increased reading achievement
significant impacts on overall
the more of the nation’s most options being on the table,” modestly, especially for certain
student achievement in reading
robust public school-choice said Ford, who added she subgroups or students, but
and math after at least four
systems. felt compelled to become there is some uncertainty
years,” according to the report.
Other dissenters argue the the voice of school-choice associated with that finding,”
Now revived by
plan defies the constitutional after sending her son through Wolf said.
Republicans, who have long
division between church and the program. “The OSP is Still, the program did
championed the program AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac
state. about ensuring that children report other gains.
as an example of “school Marcus Campbell, 12, holds a sign at a rally on the state
Before passage of the from low-income families Dropout rates were
choice,” the initiative is Capitol grounds in support of a school voucher program,
have the same educational reported to be lower. “The Tuesday, May 15, 2007, in Salt Lake City.
opportunities as their higher- offer of an OSP scholarship
income peers.” raised students’ probability of because graduating from high evaluated by the U.S.
Ford said she believed graduating by 12 percentage school instead of dropping Department of Education.”
parents’ success stories struck points and the use of a out is associated with a Lindsey Burke, the
a chord with legislators, scholarship by 21 percentage large number of positive life education policy analyst at
aiding the passage of the points,” according to the report. outcomes including… a lower the conservative Heritage
bill. Stories like that of And, students who were likelihood of experiencing Foundation, said the vouchers
Shelia Jackson, who said she offered or used the scholarships unemployment and program has a long-range,
has been pleased with her were slightly more likely incarceration,” he said, later corporate effect.
daughter’s progress since to graduate, a finding Wolf calling the program the “most “School choice has a
her enrollment in the fifth deemed “very important.” effective drop-out prevention community effect,” she said.
grade. “I’ve seen a great “The change is important program ever rigorously “We’ve worked very closely
with parents who received the
voucher…Most of them have
many offers to college.”
In the Georgetown
University School Choice
Demonstration Project, the
study shows that overall,
parents who have their child
enrolled in the third year of
the program are satisfied.
“The majority of parents
expressed general satisfaction
with the OSP,” it read.
But, there were also a
few concerns the study said
was important to mention.
The “availability of slots at
the higher grade levels,” was
difficult for those who wanted
to enroll in the program
again. Parents sometimes felt
that there was a “degree of
stigmatization” when students
were identified as “scholarship
student [s]” at meetings.
One parent said they felt
pressured to join the religious
affiliation of the private school.
However, the study notes these
concerns to be “infrequent and
isolated events.”

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McDonald’s Hiring Day Draws Crowds, High Hopes

By Christina Rexrode But McDonald’s also touts how its jobs can grow into
AP Business Writer bigger opportunities. According to the company, 30 percent
of its executives started in restaurants, as well as more than
McDonald’s Corp. went on the offense Tuesday against 70 percent of restaurant managers. Salaried managers for
critics who complain that it’s a lousy place to work. company-owned restaurants can make between about $32,000
The world’s largest hamburger chain held its first National and $50,000 annually, Proud said.
Hiring Day and was awarded with a strong response from job That’s slightly less than elementary school teachers, who
seekers. Thousands showed up at restaurants nationwide to average $53,150, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
apply for jobs mixing shakes and serving Happy Meals. The It’s more than bank tellers, at $24,780. The average annual
company planned to hire 50,000 new workers in one day, salary in the U.S. is $43,460. McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner
boosting its staff by about 7 percent. made $9.7 million last year.
McDonald’s painted the event as a boon for an economy Cortney Gatewood, 16, was looking for part-time work at
where more than 13 million Americans are looking for work. a Cincinnati McDonald’s on Tuesday. She said she wanted to
But the real purpose, industry experts said, is that McDonald’s save for college and didn’t hesitate to consider the fast-food
needs to portray itself as a decent employer. chain. “I think it’s a good place to work,” Gatewood said. “I
That will be a challenge for a company whose name is AP Photo come here almost every day to eat anyway.”
often synonymous with “you-want-fries-with-that” jokes. As part of McDonald’s National Hiring Day job seekers fill Though the 50,000 jobs are new, McDonald’s usually staffs
“McJob” even has a place in The Oxford English Dictionary, out applications before being interviewed at a downtown up for summer anyway, and it’s constantly gaining and losing
defined as “an unstimulating, low-paid job with few Pittsburgh McDonald’s restaurant April 19. Pittsburgh employees. It added 50,000 new workers in April last year, so
prospects.” area McDonald’s are looking to hire 1,500 new crew and Tuesday’s blitz amounts to typical hiring, albeit compressed
But to people who need work, any stigma is beside the restaurant management positions. into a day.
point. With 14,000 U.S. restaurants, Tuesday’s planned additions
Managers at a McDonald’s in Cincinnati said a dozen About 90 percent of McDonald’s restaurants are owned by amount to about three or four new employees per restaurant
or so applicants had lined up by 7 a.m., an hour before the franchisees, and the company doesn’t control what they offer – the amount that each store is probably usually looking
restaurant planned to start interviews. By 10 a.m., the store in wages or benefits. Barnett said most franchisees pay more for anyway, said Sara Senatore, an analyst at Sanford C.
had interviewed 100 people and had 25 more waiting. than minimum wage, which is $7.25-an-hour nationally. $7.25 Bernstein.
Tiwian Irby, 28, was hoping for a full-time job and wasn’t an hour would amount to about $15,000 a year for a full-time For Richmond, Va., area franchisee Sue Durlak, National
particular about what it would entail. He said he’d had worker, according to government formulas. Hiring Day was an opportunity to expand the applicant pool
trouble finding regular work since getting laid off from his McDonald’s said it and its franchisees will spend an for her 10 restaurants, and maybe even find someone who
construction job two years ago. additional $518 million in the coming year because of can follow in her footsteps. She started part-time in 1982
“A job is a job to me,” said Irby, a father of three. “I’ll take Tuesday’s hiring. That amounts to just over $10,000 per new while working as a middle-school health teacher in Illinois to
whatever is available.” employee. supplement her income. She has since worked her way up to
McDonald’s and other fast-food chains, once an entry point Spokeswoman Danya Proud said the company preferred to owning several locations. I do look at anyone who applies, as
into the work force for teenagers, appear to be turning into an focus on the net economic benefit of the new hiring, including well as the rest of my team, as the potential as a lifer,” Durlak
employer of more adults, a legacy of the recession, industry the money that employees will spend in their local economies. said.
watchers said. The average age of a fast-food worker is 29.5, In Senate testimony last year, McDonald’s said that about McDonald’s is expected to release the final hiring count
up from 22 in 2000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 75 percent of employees at company-owned restaurants are next week.
Danitra Barnett, McDonald’s U.S. vice president of human part-time, averaging 18 hours a week. Restaurant employees
resources, said she couldn’t specify what proportion of the tend to stay an average of 17 months, HR chief Rich Floersch AP Business writers Dan Sewell in Cincinnati and Michael
50,000 new jobs will be full-time, or what they will pay. testified in December. Felberbaum in Richmond, Va., contributed.

N.C. When it was over, Lee’s neighbor,

Continued from A1 60-year-old Peggy Leary, was dead.
The National Weather Service said
April 19 that its preliminary analysis
has identified 25 different tornadoes in North Carolina. That’s
three more touchdowns than during a March 1984 event that
included more powerful systems and killed twice as many
people but was largely isolated to the Interstate 95 corridor.
Saturday’s outbreak spread across more than half the state,
from near Winston-Salem to the Outer Banks.
Gov. Beverly Perdue and other officials toured the damage
Monday, pledging prompt support to rebuild. Charities,
religious groups and emergency shelters sprang into action,
offering their services to residents well-versed in disasters like
hurricanes, who suddenly found themselves in the path of a
very different type of storm.
Bertie County so far is the only county with a monetary
damage estimate available. Property damage was at least $2.5
million, but that figure doesn’t include infrastructure damage or
the loss of crops.

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Our View
William Donald Schaefer (1921-2011)
With the passage of William Donald Schaefer on April 18, Schaefer’s ability to transform Baltimore’s harbor and
an epoch of the last half of Maryland’s 20th century political downtown business areas was, however, matched by his
world has come to a close. No other person during that time political acumen. Schaefer was a master political engineer
span dominated the political environments of Baltimore and as and he used that ability to cement much of his Black support
completely as Schaefer. during his terms as Baltimore’s mayor. He reflected the old
With his initial election as Baltimore’s mayor in 1971, school approach of creating political alliances that generated
Schaefer enjoyed a complex relationship with the city’s Black mutual benefits for his supporters.
community during his four terms as mayor. His defeat of the In the Black community, such was most visible through
then-City Solicitor George L. Russell – who was Black – in his partnership with Clarence du Burns, Baltimore’s first
the 1971 Baltimore mayoral race was a bitter pill for the Black City Council president and, later, first Black mayor.
Black community to digest, but it reflected Schaefer’s ability It was Schaefer’s well-crafted support that enabled Burns
to attract enough Black votes to leverage his Black East
to secure the citywide victory.
This ability to “split” the Black
“Schaefer was a master political engineer Baltimore political coalition
to defeat Mary Pat Clark in
Services. Indeed, Schaefer clearly was not hesitant to open
government’s doors of opportunity to allow Blacks to achieve
vote was a feat he repeated and he used that ability to cement much of the tumultuous 1983 citywide never before levels of authority.
throughout his four terms as election for City Council
Baltimore’s mayor. his Black support during his terms as president. In that same
Therein lies Schaefer’s ambiguity. During his terms as the
Maryland state comptroller, Schaefer too often let his mouth
While it is clear that many
Black folks loved Schaefer,
Baltimore’s mayor.” election Schaefer once again
demonstrated his own ability
slip, using terms or offering opinions that offended a variety of
people, such as women, AIDS patients, immigrants, Hispanics
there were many others who to capture the Black vote in and Koreans. Given the duration of his service, the magnitude
found his tenure to be an immense frustration, stemming from securing his fourth and final term as Baltimore’s mayor by out- of his accomplishments, and the enormity of the change he
his perceived failure to focus on issues endemic to Black polling the young, mesmerizing “Billy” Murphy to capture an created for his electorate, many were inclined to overlook
neighborhoods. Such frustration was amplified when the absolute majority (51.8 percent) of the Black vote. these momentary lip slips. Many, however, could not—which
numerous highly visible municipal projects that transformed Burns was not the only Black to benefit from the Schaefer may be one of the reasons why he finally tasted defeat in his
Baltimore were compared to the looming social problems largesse. Benjamin L. Brown, a prominent Black lawyer, 2006 campaign to continue as Maryland’s comptroller.
that began to germinate and eventually consume many of was Schaefer’s chief legal counsel for 13 years as Baltimore’s Regardless of how Schaefer the man is judged, it is his
Baltimore’s inner-city Black neighborhoods in the 1970s city solicitor. Bishop Robinson was selected by Schaefer to contribution to making Baltimore and Maryland far better for
and ‘80s. Thus, many in the Black community perceived be Baltimore’s first Black police commissioner and followed us all that deserves to be honored; as we do at his passing.
Baltimore as consisting of two distinctly different cities during Schaefer to Annapolis in 1987 to become his secretary of
this period. the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional
R.I.P., William Donald Schaefer.

What about the Workers?

( - party people seem committed to ideas and ideals, but there is a whom have not worked for more than half a year. They are
President Barack Obama is race component to the ways that they approach this president. struggling, scrapings, trying their best to survive. And they
adept at walking a tightrope. When people say they want to take our country back, I wonder aren’t paying taxes or anything else. Why not put them to
That’s what he did last what they want to take it back to, especially when there is this work, make an investment in their survival and then, indirectly,
week when he talked about celebration of the Civil War that I, frankly, cannot understand? in the survival of our nation? Because if we don’t put people
the budget, chastising both Why are we celebrating renegade states that chose to leave our to work now, there will be nowhere to work later. We are being
Democrats and Republicans. union because they felt that strongly about slavery? Is there no battered by the rest of the world, and we refuse to make the
He spoke to the need for sensitivity to those who are descendents of slaves? same investment in the future that they have made. We are like
government to stand in the Back to the budget. Back to the funding cuts. Back to the greedy farmers eating our seed corn today instead of investing
gap for the needy even as he exaggerations about the many ways we are on a “spending in tomorrow. And our young people will resent our decisions
understood the ramifications spree.” If we tell the truth and shame the devil, former as we move into the future.
of the Ryan budget. President Bill Clinton racked up a surplus that President Bush We spend more on the elderly than we do on youth. I am
Congressman Paul Ryan spent profligately. And now, in the middle of an economic at the age when I look forward to the possibility of social
(R-Wis.), chair of the House crisis, when spending is necessary to stimulate the economy, security, but I do not look forward to the possibility that the
Budget Committee, is bound the same Republicans who encouraged the Bush spending are young person who tends to me in a nursing home will drop me
Julianne Malveaux and determined to reduce the now crying foul. out of the pique she feels that I was part of a generation that
size of government. He will Those Republicans who are toeing the line on spending did not invest in her future.
do it on the backs of the poor and the needy, and he will, if correctly note that we are borrowing about 43 cents for every Respecting our president, as I do, I understand that he
he has his way, eviscerate the role that government plays in dollar we spend. Yet they don’t note that this amount ebbs offers, in Cornel West’s words, “hope on a tightrope.” Still,
providing a safety net for those at the bottom. and flows with the business cycle. Further, programs like the what about our nation’s workers? What about our students?
President Obama has to negotiate all of this. He is in Senior Community Service Employment Program, which What about the young people who have been kicked to the
charge, but then he isn’t. His bosses, the folks that he has to hires poor seniors to work and earn, will be cut by nearly half, curb by a series of budget choices? What about the elderly
run stuff by, are not in his corner. He can’t appoint a cabinet putting at least 50,000 poor old people out of work. Is this poor? Why has defense (which could be called an offense)
member without getting approval from people who have compassionate? Does it reflect our national values? Should it been taken off the table when we speak of budget cuts?
openly said they are not in his corner. He has veto power, but actually occur?
there are but so many vetoes he can manage. He is in charge; Indeed, if we are really concerned about our budget Julianne Malveaux is President of Bennett College for
he is not in charge. shouldn’t we be creating jobs, not eliminating them? There Women and author of “Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in
Let’s add, or let’s not add, the matter of race. These tea are 14 million officially unemployed Americans, half of Black Economic History” (

Donald Trump’s Baseless Challenge to Obama’s U.S. Citizenship

Donald Trump, who put it in.  It’s a very simple explanation.” on file, issued to Obama June 7, 2007 as he was preparing to
is again flirting with the It may be a simple explanation, but it is a wrong one. run for president.  Furthermore, the serial number (actually a
possibility of running for The Honolulu Advertiser noted, “In November 2008, “certificate” number) shows quite clearly in our photos.  The
president on the Republican the Advertiser reported that the first mention of the future number is 151 1961-010641, for whatever that’s worth.”
ticket, has garnered president appeared in a Sunday Advertiser birth announcement It added, “Trump is also mistaken about what legally
widespread publicity by that ran on Aug. 13, 1961: qualifies as a “birth certificate,” which is actually a broad
repeating thoroughly ‘Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama, 6085 Kalanianaole Hgy., generic term with no specific legal meaning.  The U.S.
discredited claims that son, Aug.4.’ Department of State uses the term “certified birth certificate”
President Barack Obama was “The identical announcement ran the following day in the to refer to exactly what Obama produced, which Hawaii calls
not born in the United States Honolulu Star-Bulletin. a “Certification of Live Birth.” The State Department accepts a
and therefore is ineligible to “Birthers” wave off those birth announcements, saying that state-certified photocopy of a hospital-generated document, as
be president of the United Obama family members 48 years ago could have phoned in was commonly used in the past.  But Hawaii, like many states,
States.  He has hired private false information to both newspapers. now uses computer-printed documents instead, and Hawaii’s
investigators to look into “Such vital statistics, however, were not sent to the form also meets State Department standards for establishing
whether Obama was born in newspaper by the general public but by the Health Department, citizenship.”
George E. Curry Hawaii. which received the information directly from hospitals, Ironically, when pressed for a copy of his birth certificate,
Trump should save his [Health Department spokeswoman Janice] Okubo said.” Trump also produced a “Certificate of Birth.”
money.  There is no doubt that Trump was also wrong about relatives on the father’s side. It shows that Donald John Trump was born at 10:54 a.m. on
Obama was born in the United States.  The only people who He asserted in his letter to the New York Times, “His June 14, 1947 at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, N.Y.
refuse to accept this truth are ignorant, brain dead or decline grandmother from Kenya stated on tape, that he was born in In an interview on “Good Morning America,” Trump
to let facts get in way of their right-wing politics.  In this case, Kenya and she was there to watch the birth.  His family is claimed, “He [Obama] grew up and nobody knew
Donald Trump might fit all three categories. fighting over which hospital in Hawaii he was born in they just him.…Nobody ever comes forward.  Nobody knows who he is
In a letter to the New York Times, Trump wrote, “There don’t know.” until later in life. It’s very strange.  The whole thing is very
is a very large segment of our society who believe [sic] that Not true, according to, a project of strange.”
Barack Obama, indeed, was not born in the United States.” the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of What is strange is that Trump never saw the many
For the record, Barack Hussein Obama was born at 7:24 Pennsylvania whose goal is to “reduce the level of deception television programs and newspaper articles about Obama’s
p.m. on Aug. 4, 1961 in Honolulu. His parents were Stanley and confusion in U.S. politics.”  It noted, “He [Trump] early years in Hawaii.
Ann Dunham and Barack Hussein Obama Sr. claims the president’s grandmother says Obama was born in For example, the Maui News published a story Jan.
What is the source of this information? Obama’s official Kenya.  In fact, the recording to which he refers shows Sarah 21, 2009 in which it quoted Aimee Yatsushiro, who was
birth certificate that was issued by Hawaii’s Department Obama repeatedly saying through a translator: “He was born in a student teacher in Obama’s kindergarten class. She
of Health.  The birth was registered Aug. 8, 1961 and the America.”  The site further confirmed that the future president remembered 5-year-old Obama as a “cute, likable, heavy
“Certification of Live Birth” notes that Obama’s mother was was born in Honolulu’s Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological build child.”  Katherine Nakamoto, who retired as a teacher
Caucasian and his father was African. Hospital. at Noelani Elementary School, said, “We called him
In addition to the official birth document, Obama’s entrance In an April 7 interview on “The Today Show,” Trump Barack.…He was very well mannered, respectful, confident and
into the world was recorded in both local newspapers, the charged, He [Obama] doesn’t have a birth certificate or he independent.”
Aug. 13 Honolulu Advertiser and the Aug. 14 Honolulu Star- hasn’t shown it.  He has what’s called a certificate of live Trump struck out at every turn.
Bulletin. birth.  That’s something easy to get…A certificate of live birth stated, “If Donald worked for us, we’d have
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Trump said on April 7: Well, is not even signed by anybody.  I saw his.  I read it very to say: ‘Donald, you’re fired – for incompetence.’”
guess what?  His grandparents probably put in a thing because carefully.  It doesn’t have a serial number, doesn’t have a
everybody wanted to become a Unites States citizen, more signature.” George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of “Emerge”
so than today to be honest with you, because they were more Again, any apprentice should have known better. magazine and the NNPA News Service, is a keynote speaker,
proud in those days.  But for purposes of hospitalization and stated, “Had Trump looked at our 2008 moderator, and media coach. He can be reached through his
welfare, you want to become an American citizen.  So, the article, he would see the signature stamp of Alvin Onaka, website, You can also follow him at
grandparents living in Honolulu, living in Hawaii, probably certifying the document is a true copy or abstract of the record
A8 The Afro-American , April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011

Youth Activism groups and organizations said, for more student rights, marked increase this year in in and some representatives Threats to the District’s
is one sign of a burgeoning as they refuse to be called the number of young people, threatened D.C.’s self-determination on local
Continued from A1 youth activism in the District. temporary citizens. local college students and advancements toward home marriage equality laws,
for activist group DC Vote. Young adults and students in Leah Ramsay, recent graduates, who have rule, more young people AIDS prevention programs,
“Initially, we were there for the D.C. area have swollen spokeswoman for activist approached our organization wanted to get involved. Medicaid coverage of
Emancipation Day, but then it their membership rolls in group DC Vote, said more asking to intern and “There was a significant reproductive health care and
kind of morphed into a fight the past two years, they said. young people have reached volunteer,” she said. increase in the number other issues have motivated
the riders in the budget deal.” Most fight for D.C. autonomy out to this organization Ramsay said after the of unsolicited internship young people to get involved.
The incident, activist or simply lobby D.C. officials this year. “We have seen a 112th Congress was sworn resumes this year,” she said. The student-led protest on
April 15 followed a similar
protest April 11, in which
41 people were arrested,
including Mayor Vincent Gray
(D) and D.C. Council Chair
Kwame Brown. In a scramble
to prevent a government
shutdown, Republicans and
Democrats agreed on a budget
April 9, which included the
imposition of a schools voucher
program on the District and
a ban on federally-funded
abortions for low-income
women in D.C. Protestors
were also upset that a needle
exchange-program—used to
stop the spread of AIDS—
would be banned, but the final
2011 Continuing Resolution
(CR) budget on April 14 did not
include the rider.
“Congress knew we
didn’t want this and pretty
much threw us under the
bus so we could pass the
budget,” Freeman, a Howard
University student from
Columbia, Md., said. “As
much as I love Barack
Obama, I’m very, very,
very disappointed in our
president.” Freeman added
that residents of D.C. should
be able to govern their own
affairs, even though the city
does not have statehood.
Norton commended
students who participated in
the student-led rally, in which
three people were arrested by
U.S. Capitol Police.
The city is elected one
representative in U.S.
Congress, Del. Eleanor
Holmes Norton (D-DC), who
still cannot vote on legislation,
which angers some residents
as they continue to pay taxes.
The representative, who was a
former member of the Student
Nonviolent Coordinating
Committee (SNCC),
commended students for their
“With their daring spirit
and their freedom from the
past, students can lead in
ushering change,” Norton said
in a statement. “I applaud
students for giving meaning to
Emancipation Day by acting
to emancipate the District
from continuing congressional
violation of our rights.”
D.C. has seen its share of
political protests. In 1988,
students at Galludet University,
a school housing predominantly
deaf students, shut down their
campus and demanded a deaf
president. In 1965, organizer
Marion Barry and members
of SNCC boycotted D.C.
transit when told fares would
be raised. SNCC said that
130,000 to 150,000 fares were
lost that day.
“You don’t necessarily
have to live in the District to
be specifically impacted by
the things that happen here,”
said Ben Marcus, 27, a senior
at the University of District
Columbia and chair of D.C.
Student Alliance.
Marcus said his
organization has existed for
15 years “on and off,” but in
2009, students from George
Washington, American and
Howard universities decided
to restart the organization or
“bring it back from the dead,”
as Marcus said.
“There was no single
voice for students,” he
said. “Our central focus is
the District and how the
District’s policies will affect
how people live in the area.”
Currently, the organization
is fighting a noise ordinance
the organization calls
“unreasonable” and has
delivered a letter to Gray,
Chief of Police Cathy Lanier
and other officials.

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Photos by Rob Roberts

The Crown Prince Award goes to Rodney

A. Beverly, who is accompanied by his wife.
Alfonzo Powell makes the presentation. The Prince George’s County Gamma Pi chapter of Omega Psi Chapter members conduct
Phi Fraternity recently hosted its annual Mardi Gras at Martin’s the 50/50 raffle.
Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. Under the leadership of Gordon
Everett, basileus, and Alfonzo Powell, chairman of the Mardi Gras
Planning Committee, family, friends and supporters were treated
to an evening of fun and merriment coupled with
sumptuous cuisine, some downtown dancing on
the ballroom floor and old school stepping.
A Mardi Gras king and queen were crowned Best couple
Prince George’s County winners are Dr. Andrew Ray, grand
Executive Rushern Baker and along with other best costumes winners. Some of basileus, Omega
Earline and
his wife, Christa Beverly the special honored guests included Dr. Andrew Ray, Psi Phi Fraternity,
Tony Lee.
grand basileus of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Prince receives a token of
George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and appreciation from the
Dr. Mickey Burnim, president of Bowie State Gamma Pi Chapter
University. Basileus Gordon G.
Everett (right).

Chapter Basileus Everett Gordon (left) and fraternity

brother George Edwards (right) with the Mardi Gras
Fraternity brothers Radul Alverez, Mike Best female King Dr. Lester Miles and his daughter
Colclough and Ian Alverez. Second row: costume
Coldrtland Smith, Tony Lee, Chris Jackson winner is Kenneth Rodgers, second district
and Stanley Stancil Angelique representative, Omega Psi Phi
Best. Fraternity, and his wife
Best male
winner is Dr.
Harrison Foy.

Brother Alfonzo Powell, Mardi Gras

president; LaVera Levels Burnim and
Bowie State University President Dr.
Fraternity brothers step. Seated: Marion Floyd, Deborah Shaw Mickey Burnim
and Faye Belt. Standing: Frederick
Belt and Larry Quarles

Volunteers Chelsea Bedward, Brittany

Shaw, Will Jackson, Dives Richards and Dressed for Mardi Gras: James and Stephanie Lock,
Denise Swan Orlando McDowell and Kimberti Motley
Omega men and their guests

By LaShaunda Ford STOMP D.A.T. is open to the public and attended express themselves though “stepping.” message, showmanship and spirit. This event
Special to the AFRO annually by hundreds of children and adults. Teams of students and youth groups compete also encourages participants to use and learn
The art of “stepping” is a form of percussive in this event and are awarded a prize discipline, positive thinking, teamwork and
The Federal City Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma dance in which the participant’s entire body is based on their educational healthy physical activity through the art of
Theta Sorority (FCACDST) recently held its annual used as an instrument to produce complex stepping.
STOMP D.A.T. competition at the Howard University rhythms and sounds through a mixture of
Cramton Auditorium. STOMP D.A.T. started in footsteps, spoken word and hand claps. This
2002 as an educational step show established to competition provides middle and
augment the Washington metropolitan area’s drug high school-
and alcohol prevention efforts as well aged youth an
as provide a fun learning activity opportunity to
for D.C.- area Essence Step Team, Garfield High School, Woodbridge, Va.
Photos by Rob Roberts

Emcees Sheila Stewart

(left), director of
Dymond Evolution of Friendship Collegiate Academy Kappa League, Washington, D.C.
community affairs/
news anchor, Radio
One-DC and Tracee
Wilkins, news reporter,

Sophisticated Show Stoppers Step Team Renee Allen, Sheila Stewart, Tracee Wilkins,
Rosie Allen-Herring, chapter president and
Shayna Calandro
Calvary Christian Academy Step Team, Washington, D.C.

Rosie Allen-Herring, Tracee Wilkins, Austine Fowler (charter member/

first president, FACAC), White House staff member David Mineta
(center), Office of National Drug Control and Policy; Sheila Stewart,
Guy Lambert, Terri Johnson, LaShaunda Ford and Shadonna Logan, Second-place winners,
co-chairwoman Dymond Evolution
Judges Mukhtar Raqib, Angel Aiston, Guy Lambert,
Rodrick Hobbs, Charles W. Curtis, Tameeka Pickett,
Chris Etienne, Tannikka Richardson, Tamara Holmes
and Tasheen Stallings

First -place winners, “Shades of You” step team, from Herndon High Third-place winners,
School, Herndon, Va. The Delta Gems Essence Step Team
B2 The Afro-American, April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011

Ford Motors Targets Urban Market with Latest Campaign

By Stephen D. Riley emotions and nostalgias,” said Ford’s Multicultural Public
AFRO Staff Writer Relations team export member Michelle Matthews-Alexander.
The promo commercial for the 2012 Ford Focus features
With gas prices steadily climbing toward the $5 mark, the a mid-20s African-American woman recalling when she first
Ford Motor Co. is going full speed ahead with its efforts to learned to ride a bicycle as a little girl. Then the commercial
pepper consumers with fuel efficient vehicles. But Ford is fast forwards to present day with the girl, now a woman,
also looking to tap into a broader arena that generally goes raving to her friend about the Focus’ new features in the voice
unnoticed—the urban market. Starting this spring, Ford will of her younger counterpart, while the two women take a drive.
push its new Ford Focus with radio, TV and print ads using Ford Co. representatives explained the reasoning behind the
popular Black forums such as the “Tom Joyner Morning commercial was that driving the new Focus registered a child-
Show,” the “Steve Harvey Morning Show”, BET, TV One and like reaction from its test drivers.
magazines Essence, Upscale, Vibe, Sister 2 Sister Magazine, “What we found in doing in research and focus groups,
Juicy and Rolling Out. was that people who [drove the vehicle] got extremely excited
Ford’s newest campaign titled the “Inner Child,” was put about it. It was more like a child-like reaction that you see
together by the UniWorld Group, Ford’s African-American some times when you think about how you felt when you first
advertising agency. With more motorists electing to purchase learned to ride a bicycle without training wheels,” Matthews-
vehicles that are easier on gas, the marketing style and (Courtesy Photo) Alexander said. “So we thought that it would be pretty cool to
decision to broadcast along the urban market for the “Inner Ford’s new “Inner Child” campaign for its 2012 Focus channel that sort of emotion into the new campaign.”
Child” comes at an opportune time for the leading car is set to broadcast on popular Black media using radio,
company. TV and print ads. The Focus’ new commercial features a For more about the 2012 Ford Focus and its latest
“The principle behind it is really us trying to find a unique Black woman recalling her childhood as she drives the campaign, visit
way that connected the vehicle to the targeted consumer with new vehicle.

April is National Car Care Month

By Rich White keep your car operating at its brittle, cracked, rusted,
Special to the AFRO best: swollen or restricted.

National Car Care • Check the oil; filters • Check the brake system
Month in April is the time and fluids should be checked every year and have the brake
of year to give your car regularly. Oil should be linings, rotors and drums
some extra attention. Basic changed per the owner’s inspected at each oil change.
maintenance can go a long manual recommended
way toward improving the intervals. Your car’s filters • Check that the battery
safety and dependability of need regular inspection and connection is clean, tight and
your vehicle, plus it helps replacement. corrosion-free. If it is three
avoid costly repairs down the years old or more, the battery
line. The Car Care Council • Inspect hoses at each should be tested and replaced
recommends 10 basic oil change and have them if necessary.
maintenance procedures to replaced when leaking,

(Stock Photo)
Basic maintenance can keep your car on the road for years.

• Inspect the exhaust and for safety reasons, such fuel economy and handling.
system for leaks, damage as defrosting.
and broken supports or • Test exterior and interior
hangers if there is an unusual • Inspect the steering and lights and have bulbs that
noise. Exhaust leaks can suspension system annually, are not working checked
be dangerous and must be including shock absorbers immediately. Replace
corrected without delay. and struts, and chassis windshield wiper blades
parts, such as ball joints, tie every six months or when
• Schedule a tune-up that rod ends and other related cracked, cut, torn, streaking
will help the engine deliver components. or chattering for optimum
the best balance of power and wiping performance and
fuel economy and produce • Check the pressure safety.
the lowest level of emissions. of all tires, including the
spare, at least once a month. Rich White is the executive
• Check the car’s Check the tread for uneven or director of the Car Care
heating, ventilating and irregular wear and cuts and Council. To help you drive
air conditioning (HVAC) bruises along the sidewalls. smart and save money, visit
system as proper heating Have your car’s alignment and check
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April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011, The Afro-American B3

‘Kam’s Kapsules’: Weekly Film Previews

‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’ B. Smith’s ‘Discovers’ Powerhouse D.C. Talent

Depicts Black Life During By Kristin Gray
AFRO Managing Editor
But on April 18, the crème
of the crop serenaded several
Rose and Marquita Benton –
stood nervously on the stage
Marcus Johnson, BRE
Magazine publisher Sidney
Revered Harlem Renaissance Nervous energy pulsated
judges and an overflow crowd
of supporters with their most
as photographers
swarmed them with
Recent production marks African throughout the lofty corridors competitive selections. flashing lights.
of B. Smith’s Restaurant In her signature sultry The night’s victor
Continuum Theatre Company’s 15th at Union Station, a popular voice, WKYS 93.9 radio host was powerhouse
Anniversary eatery known for its and event emcee Jeanie “Kitty gospel singer
sumptuous southern-style of the City” Jones read an Kimberly Aldridge,
food and most recently, the impressive list of prizes the a D.C. native who
“B. Discovered” singing night’s winner would receive sang an a capella
competition. – $1,000; opportunities rendition of Mary
Conceptualized by famed to perform at B. Smith’s Mary’s “Yesterday.”
restaurateur B. Smith and restaurants in the District, The singer, who has
restaurant general manager New York City and Sag performed with noted
Andres Hayes, the face-off Harbor, N.Y. and showcases artists such as Kim
provided a weekly platform at area lounges. Burrell and Amel
for 20 singers and one rapper As Jones prepared to read Larrieux, appeared
to showcase their talents. For the winner’s name, anxious stunned as the room
four week, the contestants audience members called erupted with cheers B. Discovered winner
belted out tunes ranging from out, “Come on!” and “Read and applause. Kimberly “Kima”
Prince’s iconic “Purple Rain” it!” Meanwhile, the five “I’m thankful Aldridge sings
to Richard Smallwood’s contestants – Shaun Mykals, for the platform ... “Yesterday” by Mary
stirring gospel hit “Total Kimberly “Kima” Aldridge, I’m grateful and I Mary. Photos by Rob Roberts
Praise.” Amyunique Garner, Gina thank God for this,”
told the Marcus Miller, entertainment
Courtesy Photo
audience. blogger Giovanni, Grammy-
Sky Sasha Lighbourne as Della; Maryam Fatima Foye as The event’s nominated artists Carolyn
Angel and Joshua David Robinson as Guy in the African judges praised Malachi and Christylez Bacon,
Continuum Theatre Company’s production of Blues for Aldridge’s reality TV star Omarosa and
an Alabama Sky. performance, recording artist V. Rich.
calling her a After the overwhelming
By Gregory Dale remarkable success of B. Discovered,
AFRO Staff Writer talent with a the restaurant’s managers
multifaceted are preparing to launch B.
From the illustrious masterpieces of jazz artist Duke voice. The Talented, a competitive venue
Ellington, to the landmark collections of writer Langston judges have for local poets.
Hughes, the Harlem Renaissance undoubtedly spawned a included vocal
B. Discovered
multitude of African-American poets, musicians and artists. coach Ellisha For more information on
contestants perform
Now, a play capturing the momentous period in Black “Tea Pot” B. Discovered, B. Talented
“Sweet Thing,” by Chaka
history has made its way to the District and is being McKinney, and B. Smith’s restaurant,
presented by the African Continuum Theatre Company musician visit
(ACTCo). Blues For an Alabama Sky made its debut at the
Atlas Performing Arts Center on April 14 and arrives as
ACTCo celebrates its 15th anniversary. The production was
directed by Black theater veteran Walter Dallas.
Hollywood Comes to HUH to Film New Movie
By Kiara Walker being beaten over the head film to bring in more viewers. Howard University Hospital.
Set in 1930s Harlem, the play explores the lives of Howard University News Service with the message. “When you have a history, Annette James, who plays
five creative residents and their grappling with African- “It really shows the a body of work, that helps,” Patty’s best friend, is also a
American issues of the time. With some of the characters WASHINGTON -- emotion that people he said. “Fortunately, that graduate of Howard, a former
obeing southern natives, Blues takes a look at their Hollywood came to Howard experience in situations, never really dissipates, and Prince George’s County
encounters as they reside on Harlem’s famous 125th University Hospital as film without being preachy,” that becomes an asset.” police officer and is married
Street. While the play not only focuses on the characters’ and television stars Lawrence Jacobs said. “Sometimes the While few of the cast and to Chief Leroy James, head of
relationships with each other, it also shows how the Hilton Jacobs and Vernee’ faith-based plays are a little crew live in the Washington the Department of Safety at
evolving times impact their daily lives. Watson took over part of the over the top in that regard.” area, they have a dizzying Howard University.
The play’s writer, Pearl Cleage, said that she initially hospital for an afternoon to Watson, who has appeared number of ties to Howard Rae’Ven Larrymore Kelly,
aimed to craft a story dead-set in the Harlem Renaissance film a new faith-based movie, in hundreds of television University Hospital, Howard who played the young Tina
period, but she later realized that she wanted to base Nocturnal Agony, the story commercials, and appeared University, and Washington, Turner in What’s Love Got
it slightly after, so that she could also tie in the Great of a young woman’s triumph in movies and numerous D.C. To Do With It, the young rape
Depression. over adversity. television shows, plays For instance, Shuaib victim in A Time To Kill and
“I wanted to write about right after the renaissance when The movie tells the story Lois Helms, Patty’s mother. Mitchell, the film’s producer, has appeared in numerous
the Great Depression started, because it had a great impact of Patty, who overcomes a Probably best known as Will director and screenwriter, is a television roles, now lives
on those artists who had been making a living with their drug addition to finish college, Smith’s mother in “The Fresh graduate of Howard University, in Los Angeles, but she was
artistic work during the Renaissance, “ Cleage told the marry and have an upper- Prince of Bel Air,” when not as are the first director, the born in Fairfax, Va.
AFRO during a recent interview. middle class life, only to acting, she teaches acting, director of photography and the The crew has been filming
The production also explores many then-provocative and relapse into addiction. There writes and directs shows co-producer. in and around Washington
heavy subjects like Planned Parenthood clinics, political are some surprises in the film, and writes books and makes Los Angeles-based for the past two weeks.
activism, poverty and homophobia. Cleage said even though as well as redemption. DVDs for children. Watson’s nephew and niece Aside from the hospital, they
the play is set nearly a century ago, many of its topics are “It shows how we all have Watson and Jacobs, who are graduates of Howard and have filmed from a home in
still relevant today. Fairfax, Va., and locations in
“I think that people are always confronting the same Prince George’s County.
problems,” she said. “So, I think what they will see in this Nocturnal Agony is the
play are situations and challenges that they are looking at in second commercial release
their lives every day.” for Mitchell, a 1985 graduate
And ultimately, she hopes audiences will empathize with in film and production. His
the characters and hold on to their lessons long after the first film, Too Saved, was also
play is over. faith-based.
“I would like for people to really care what happens It is out on DVD and has
to these people,” Cleage said. “That’s the best thing that a done well for an extremely
playwright can do is to create characters to make you feel low-budget film.
like they really are alive somewhere. So, I hope people will “We’ve paid off our
actually believe that they spent a couple of hours with these investors and everybody
characters and carry them out of the theater.” made money,” said Mitchell,
Blues marks ACTCo’s 15th production and Cleage who spent $15,000 on the
explained that she felt honored that The District-based production and shot it in four
organization chose her work to be performed. Since days. “I say this film is low
its inception, the resident theatre company has been budget; that was no budget.”
committed to producing a full season of work that Too Saved also won the
celebrates the African theatre legacy and nurtures new best film category at the
pieces created by Black artists. Kingdomwood Christian Film
“The Continuum Theatre does very high quality work by Festival in Atlanta.
African-American playwrights and I think that all American Starnes, who has been seen
theater-goers enjoy the productions that they do,” Cleage in numerous plays around
said. “They do one production a year which really keeps Courtesy Photo
D.C., said that through this
the tradition of Black theater alive in Washington in a Nocturnal Agony’s Lawrence Hiton Jacobs and Rae’Ven Larrymoore Kelly new film, she wants people to
really good way. I just appreciate the fact that for their one realize that they don’t have
production a year, they chose a play of mine.” skeletons in our closet, but is probably best known as Joe her grandson was born in to be ashamed of making a
through faith, anything is Jackson in The Jacksons: An Howard University Hospital mistake.
“Blues for an Alabama Sky” debuted at the Atlas possible,” Watson said. American Dream, the movie on Christmas day in 2008. “I want them to see that
Performing Arts Center on April 14 and runs until May 8. Jacobs, who has toured Cooley High and the television Deidre LaWan Starnes the Christian life isn’t always
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www. the country in faith-based series “Welcome Back, plays the lead character, a perfect life, but that it’s plays, said this film is one that Kotter,” are expected to help Patty. Starnes was born in filled with victories and
people can relate to without bring their star power to the Freedmen’s Hospital, now overcoming” says Starnes.
B4 The Afro-American, April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011

Local Tennis and Learning Center to Miss Black D.C. Pageant Welcomes
Host 10th Anniversary Gala Featuring Newest Winner Katori Brown
Venus and Serena Williams By Blake Bryson
Special to the AFRO
and the DC Department
of Parks and Recreation, The Miss Black District of Columbia
the center has worked to Pageant competition has concluded, and the
provide at-risk youths with victorious contestant was Georgia native
many educational programs Katori Brown.
and tennis training. The The Alabama State alum has lived in the
“tennis scholars,” as they are District since 2008 and recently received a
commonly known, are held master’s in mass communication and media
to exemplary standards in studies from Howard University. She works
academics and sport. at the Middle Eastern Broadcast Network and
As a result of the is a dedicated volunteer at her church.
facility’s impact, SETLC The AFRO spoke with Brown about being
youths have gone on to named Miss Black District of Columbia, her
win several United States future plans and a cause that motivates her
Tennis Association (USTA) pageant win.
(AP Photo)
sanctioned tournaments,
Tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams including the 2010 USTA
Junior Team Tennis Mid- AFRO: With you hailing from Georgia
By AFRO Staff Atlantic Championship. Additionally, more
International tennis superstars Venus and getting your undergraduate degree from
than 27 students have earned four-year tennis Alabama State, did it take you some time to
and Serena Williams will help the Southeast and academic scholarships at colleges and
Courtesy Photo
Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC) get acclimated to D.C. and its culture (or Katori Brown
universities nationwide. weather)?
commemorate a decade of shaping young “Serena and I are proud to be a part
future tennis greats at the Tennis Ball II, an Katori Brown: I actually interned at
of this 10th anniversary celebration as we the Voice of America during the summer of persistence, you will yield results.
anniversary gala on April 28. The Williams have watched the growth of the Southeast 2007, and absolutely fell in love with D.C. Afro: What do you intend to do now that
sisters will be the event’s guests of honor Tennis and Learning Center from its and its diversity and culture. It was then, that you have won the award? Do you intend to
and Mayor Vincent Gray will serve as the groundbreaking,” Venus Williams said in a I decided it would be a great place for a new give back to any charities or communities in
honorary guest chair. statement. “The sincere and heartfelt efforts of start after graduating from college. So, I was anyway or form?
“In the past decade, the Center has become Ms. Barry and everyone who have contributed well prepared for the change when I moved KB: Service is something that is so
an invaluable institution in Washington, D.C. to the SETLC through the years mean a lot to to D.C. and excited about it. important to me. It’s my goal to live a
as we have served thousands of youth through us as we see ourselves in these children.” AFRO: In preparation for becoming lifestyle of love. So I’m always searching
our tennis and education programs that have The Tennis Ball II will be held on April Miss Black D.C., what processes did you go for ways to volunteer my time or serve the
successfully changed children’s lives and 28 at the Southeast Tennis & Learning through? community. My platform is Alzheimer’s
the future of our community,” Cora Masters Center, 701 Mississippi Ave., S.E. D.C. For KB: Since there is no state-level awareness and research. The Alzheimer’s
Barry, CEO of the Recreation Wish List more information, please visit: http://www. pageant—Miss Black DC USA is selected Association is something that is really
Committee (RWLC), said in a statement. through interview. I always try to keep myself near to my heart because my grandmother
Since its creation in 2001 by the RWLC
informed on current affairs and current passed away from Alzheimer’s disease in
trends. I also try to make wise decisions when 2000. So personally, I’ve fundraised for the
DCPS Students Celebrate Global Youth it comes to eating and exercise. It’s really just
a lifestyle that I chose for myself as opposed
Alzheimer’s Association in the past and I’m
so excited to fundraise for the Alzheimer’s
Service Day Through Revitalization of to preparation for a pageant. I think pageants
are about becoming the best you [that] you
Association as Miss Black DC USA 2011.
Afro: Now that you have accomplished

Johnson Middle School can be, and that’s what I’ve done as Miss
Black D.C. USA, and will continue to do as I
obtaining your master's degree and have won
Ms. Black D.C., do you intend on staying
prepare for Miss Black USA in August 2011. here in the DMV for a while or is it on to
On April 16, the Mayor's AFRO: What advice would you give conquering another city or state?
Office on Volunteerism to young women in the DMV area about KB: I love the District of Columbia, and
joined City Year pursuing their goals and aspirations? I can honestly say that my season here is
Washington D.C. and over KB: Persistence is the key. If you keep definitely not nearing an end.
100 District of Columbia
Public School Students
to commemorate the 23rd
Annual Global Youth
Applications for White House D.C. Scholars
Service Day, a revitalization
project a Johnson Middle
Program Due April 24
In the picture, City Year WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White
Washington, D..C young House is accepting applications for this
heroes Sadiah Crawford, summer’s D.C. Scholars Program.  The
Naje Crawford, Levi program reaches Washington, D.C.
Johnston and Shonte Crawford and City Year Washington, D.C. members Brian Alexander public and charter high school students
and Aaron Kurz greet volunteers. committed to public service and
Global Youth Service Day is an international initiative created to celebrate and encourage learning more about the White House.
youth who improve their communities through service. Activities included grounds and The D.C. Scholars internship program
classroom cleanup, mural painting, planting gardens and the creation of a school museum to is an unpaid part-time internship inside
honor the Congress Heights community. the Obama White House.
In addition to having a hands-on

Laurel Fair in Town Through May 1

experience with government at the
Federal level, D.C. Scholars will also
have an opportunity to attend a weekly
By Blake Bryson lecture series led by White House staff,
Special to the AFRO interact with college-aged White House
interns, be paired with a mentor, and
Spring has arrived, and work on a summer service project.
with it the Laurel Fair, which
opens April 15 at Laurel Park For more information go to http://
Racetrack in Laurel, Md. The
fair, which provides unusual  
but amazing entertainment,
will be open on weekends and
will run through May 1.
This year, there will be
over 100 attractions for
customers to enjoy, from
rides such as The Orbiter, Courtesy Photo
Wacky Worm Roller Coaster Area residents can expect the usual—and unusual—
and The Giant Wheel, to an carnival attractions at the Laurel Fair in Laurel, Md.
extraordinary educational
session with animal rescuer and trainer Michael Sandloffer. There will be a showcase of the
proclaimed World’s Largest Horse, and also sessions where an Arabian stallion will walk
across a 60 foot arena on his hind legs. No matter how young or old the amusement seeker is,
organizers said, there will be multiple attractions to keep them entertained.
Fair manager Ron Weber states, “The Laurel Fair is a family-friendly event that while it
is especially fun for kids, people of all ages will enjoy the Great American Frontier Show,
the Wolves of the World Show and the Old West Theatre, and no one will want to miss Lance
Gifford’s Magic and Illusion Show with his amazing illusions and sleight of hand tricks.
Everyone loves fair food like funnel cakes, corn dogs and gyros.”
For those that maybe a little skeptical and feel that all fairs and carnivals are created equal,
Weber wants them to know something else.
“The Laurel Fair will be more fun than people expect. It will offer families a variety of
entertainment and performances, thrilling amusement rides, and traditional fair food, and the
fireworks on Saturday night will be spectacular, a real treat for people of all ages.”
The Laurel Fair will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, April 15-17, April 22-24 and
April 29-May 1. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Fridays and 12 p.m. on all other days. The fair closes at
midnight every day. Admission to the Laurel Fair is $8. Buy one get one free admission coupons
are available at For a schedule of events, directions and for vendor
information, please visit or call (631) 920-2738.
April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011, The Afro-American B5

AFRO Sports Faceoff: Who Wins NBA West: The Los Angeles Lakers or Oklahoma City Thunder? on

Pro Sports Commentary

Pending Lockout Set to Keep D.C. Stars Shine in 38th Annual

Capital Classic
NBA a Step Behind By Stephen D. Riley Guard Larry
By Stephen D. Riley of classic NBA teams and cities such as Los AFRO Staff Writer Savage of Bishop
AFRO Staff Writer Angeles, New York, Chicago and Boston, the O’Connell High School
NBA may finally out of the shadow of Michael The 38th annual Capital in Arlington, Va., a
It’s not often that the NBA has a chance to Jordan. But, another case of money mishaps Classic added another recruit to the University
“one-up” the NFL, but that’s exactly what’s could cause it to revert back to the basics. exciting chapter to its storied of Delaware, led the
going on this basketball postseason. With the Basketball’s nearing a fork in the road history, as the longest- District with 21 points
NFL Draft just a week away, the aura around right now. In one direction you have a bright running high school all-star and four rebounds.
this time of the year usually swirls all around future laced with some incredibly humble and event in the nation came to He was followed
the incoming football crop. But incredibly talented stars. In the the Show Place Arena in by Malcolm Clark,
with the NFL currently under a other direction there’s a pending Upper Marlboro, Md., on Washington D.C.’s
lockout and the prima donnas “It’s not often that lockout that threatens to wipe April 17. Cesar Chavez High
and billionaires of the league the NBA has a away all the work that the NBA The event divides its cast School star guard, who
clamoring for more cash, a cast has put in to become arguably of high school stars into four totaled 16 points and
of superstars has tilted all eyes chance to ‘one-up’ the second most popular sport squads: the U.S., Suburban, three rebounds. Clark
on the NBA. behind football. The excitement District and Capital All-Stars. helped spark a run that AFRO Photo/John Moore
Even if you prefer a helmet the NFL, but that’s over this season’s playoffs The Suburban, District and erased a 21-point lead in The Capital All Stars played
over the hardwood, it’s hard exactly what’s go- is unreal and it would only Capital all star teams are the second half, bringing well, but fell to the U.S. All Stars,
to not to be star struck by benefit the league to keep the made up of local players from the Suburban team 136-115, in the 38th annual
basketball’s new branded boys: ing on this basket- momentum going into next the Maryland, Washington, within four points late Capital Classic high school all
Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, season. D.C. and Virginia regions, in the contest. Clinging stars basketball game.
Dwight Howard and Russell ball postseason.” But what if there is no next respectively. The U.S. team is to a 95-91 lead, Okoroh
Westbrook. Add that crop to season? The last time the NBA comprised of top talent from buried a three-pointer to was very competitive. They
the usual cast of premier characters in LeBron endured a lockout was the 1999 season where a around the country. put the game out of reach. played hard and it was a great
James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, shortened 50-game season and a Spurs title just Many in a late-arriving The day’s second game day for friends.”
Amar’e Stoudemire and Dwyane Wade, along didn’t seem or feel quite right. Basketball was crowd missed the day’s pitted the Capital All-Stars Heading to West Virginia
with the usual star teams in Boston and San just one season removed from Jordan retiring first game, the District All- against the U.S. All-Stars in the fall, Hinds closed the
Antonio, and what do you have? You have and the lockout helped lure the casual NBA fan Stars against the Suburban and was featured as a book on a distinguished
perhaps the most intriguing mix of superstars right into the waiting arms of the NFL. All-Stars, a matchup which heavyweight bout, but turned high school career that saw
and teams that the NBA and its fans have seen Now, with both the NFL and the NBA turned out to be the most into an early knockout. Led him win Mt. Vernon’s Mr.
in decades. facing potential time off next season, this is the competitive game of the by point guard Jabarie Hinds Basketball Award, the third
The first weekend of the 2011 playoffs was time for NBA Commissioner David Stern to afternoon. of Mt. Vernon High School player to win the award since
nothing short of phenomenal. Comebacks, push his product out in front. Instead, a league The Suburban team pulled in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., the U.S. NBA stars Elton Brand and
upsets, questionable calls, superstar brimming with marketable talent and renewed out a 104-97 victory, using a ran their way to a 136-115 Ben Gordon. Eager to start
performances—you honestly can’t squeeze interest is about to drop the ball. It’s too bad 21-3 run in the second half win. Hinds tied for a game- at West Virginia, Hinds said
anymore out of a postseason than what we that a conflict over coin won’t allow the NBA to open up a large lead—but high 19 points and added five after the game he has set his
saw in the first two days. Thanks to the revival to capitalize on the opportunity. one that still almost wasn’t rebounds to bring home the goals for the coming year. .
enough to seal the win. game’s MVP award. “Just working hard and fitting

Bowie State’s Greg Goings Named Prince Okoroh, a standout

at Eleanor Roosevelt High
School in Greenbelt, Md.
The U.S. leapt out to a
66-50 halftime lead behind
a jaw-dropping display
in where I can fit in [and]
hopefully I get some playing
time,” he said.

President of National Association

By AFRO Staff Engagement Workshop at NCAA headquarters
who will attend Howard
University next year, was
named MVP of the early
from Hinds, whose array
of shimmies, shakes and
crossovers kept his team
Point guard Tyrone
Johnson of Montrose
Christian in Rockville, Md.,
in Indianapolis on June 1-3, according to the contest, adding 16 points and at least 10 points ahead for was honored after the game
Bowie State University Sports Information BSU announcement. five rebounds. much of the half. Reluctant for leading his school to a
Director Gregory Goings runs everything “I am very excited and grateful for the “It’s a great honor to to label the game a blowout, tournament victory in the
sports media-related on the HBCU campus opportunity to serve as president of the come out with a lot of great Hinds said the aggressive ESPN Rise National High
in Bowie, Md. Now he’ll be responsible for a Division II Sports Information Directors kids who can really play who play of his U.S. team led to School Invitational. Johnson,
national agenda, too, as he was recently named Association and thank my colleagues are all going on to the next the victory. committed to Villanova,
president of the Division II Sports Information throughout the country for their support,” level,” Okoroh said. “Just to “It was a really paced the Capital team with
Directors Association (SIDA). said Goings, who will replace Rich Herman, come out and get MVP that’s good game,” Hinds said 17 points, five rebounds and
Goings, Bowie State’s SID for Clarion University. “I all you can ask for.” “Everybody on the court four assists.
SID for the past eight years, look forward to working with
will take office at the end the NCAA, the D-II Athletic position for several years. Pickerill left the organization and where we need to go in the
of June during the College Directors Association and our position in 2009 and SIDA has used an officer future. I wish him all the best and will support
Sports Information Directors Conference Commissioners.” rotation since. his presidency any way I can.”
Association (CoSIDA) With more than 280 Goings is qualified for the position, serving Bowie State Athletic Director Anton Goff
Workshop in Marco Island, members, the Division II SIDA more than 20 years in the field of collegiate said the university is very excited about
Fla. He will serve a two-year was created to serve as a liaison sports communications. The Washington, D.C. Goings’ new title. “This announcement is
term, with responsibility that assists in strengthening native graduated from McKinley Tech High truly exciting for Mr. Goings, the Athletic
for overseeing the board of communication between sports School in 1977 and earned a bachelor’s of Department, and the university,” Goff said.
directors and maintaining information directors and science degree from Virginia State University, “The appointment to president of a national
bonds with the Conference other administrators of college where he served as SID 12 years before organization, such as SIDA is just a testament
Commissioners Association sports communications. Goings joining BSU. to the level of talent and dedication Mr. Goings
and the Athletic Directors will be the third president to “I believe Greg Goings will be a great has displayed his entire career. It says a lot
Association. lead SIDA; before Herman, president for D-II SIDA,” Herman said. “Greg when your peer members vote you into this
Goings will transition Kentucky Wesleyan College has the experience, knowledge and dedication type of position. This is yet another example of
from his current position as SID Roy Pickerill served as to represent Division II in a first class manner. how Bowie State University faculty and staff
first vice president during Courtesy Photo/BSU
the first president, holding the He has also been part of the board for five are leading the way in a number of different
the NCAA Community Gregory Goings only Division II SIDA officer years and knows how far we’ve come as an fields.”

Washington Wizards Basketball

Young Wizards End Season on High Note
By Stephen D. Riley last game of the season, 100-
AFRO Staff Writer 93, to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Wizards coach Flip Saunders
It took nearly six months, but the Washington Wizards finally gave their fans something to elected to give his reserves a
be proud of this NBA season. final audition for next season.
After sleepwalking through the majority of the year, the Wizards closed their 2010-‘11 Crawford was the only starter
campaign on a high note, winning five of their last eight games, and finishing the season with to play more than 24 minutes.
a 23-59 record. With two games left on the NBA calendar during the second week of April, Forward Andray Blatche led
Washington turned in a pair of strong performances to give fans some hope heading into the Washington with 20 points
summer. and seven rebounds and AP Photo/Mark Duncan
In their last home game of the year, Washington suited up to face the Championship- forward Maurice Evans added Cleveland Cavaliers’ Ramon Sessions, left, defends
contending Boston Celtics on April 11. Boston rested most of their starters in preparation 15 points in the loss. Washington Wizards’ John Wall (2) in the third quarter of
for the playoffs, but the Wizards played all of their own to snatch a 95-94 overtime victory. Washington seems set an NBA basketball game on April 13 in Cleveland.
Washington’s rookie backcourt of John Wall and Jordan Crawford played 46 minutes each and to claim another high draft
combined for 41 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. pick, as they finished with
A tying basket from Crawford late in regulation sent the game into overtime before his the fourth-worst record in the league. The mid-season acquisition of Crawford —with Wall,
three-pointer gave Washington breathing room in the extra period of play. Boston’s collection Blatche, center JaVale McGee and swingman Nick Young — gives the Wizards a nice quintet
of All-Stars—guards Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo, forward Paul Pierce, center Kevin Garnett— of young pieces to build around.
all sat out Washington’s home finale. Adding another prized player in the draft could set the Wizards up for the long haul, if they
Washington recorded its first road win of the season on Feb. 13 at Cleveland, so it was only can find another talented player such as Wall and Crawford. The decision in the offseason by
fitting that the Wizards tried to duplicate that effort to finish the year in their final road game on Wizards ownership to rebuild the team with youth in the wake of the Gilbert Arenas era forced
April 13. Despite building a 12-point lead at the end of the first quarter, Washington dropped its a rocky season, but players said they are already looking forward to next year.
B6 The Afro-American, April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011 August 1, 2009 - August 7, 2009, The Washington Afro-American B7
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whereabouts are un- 20001, on or before known shall enter their of the estate of Roland AND NOTICE TO
ROUTE! Be Your Own Larry Newell, Junior with a copy to the under- O c t o b e r 1 5 , 2 0 11 . appearance in this Dewitt Williams, who UNKNOWN HEIRS
Boss! 25 Machines + MISC. having filed a com-
known shall enter their
signed, on or before Claims against the de- proceeding. Objections died on December 5, Bruce McNeil, whose
appearance in this
plaint for judgment October 8, 2011, or be cedent shall be pre- to such appointment 2010 without a will, and address is 630 Burns
Candy All for $9995. changing Larry New-
proceeding. Objections
forever barred. Persons
to such appointment (or sented to the under- shall be filed with the will serve without Court Street SE Washington
877-915-8222 All Major AIRLINE MECHAN- ell, Junior name to believed to be heirs or signed with a copy to the Register of Wills, D.C., supervision. All un- DC 20011, was ap-
IC – Train for high to the probate of de-
Credit Cards Accepted! Jahi Ethan Laurence cedent¬s will)
cedent’s will) shall
shall bebe legatees of the decedent Register of Wills or filed 515 5th Street, N.W., known heirs and heirs pointed personal repre-
paying Bashir and having filed with the Register of who do not receive a with the Register of Wills 3rd Floor Washington, whose whereabouts are sentative of the estate of
applied to the court copy of this notice by with a copy to the under- D.C. 20001, on or be- unknown shall enter Louise M. Carey, who
With One phone call, Aviation Maintenance for an Order of Pub-
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
mail within 25 days of its
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor signed, on or before fore October 15, 2011. their appearance in this died on February 24,
one bill, one ad place- Career. FAA approved lication of the notice first publication shall so October 15, 2011, or be Claims against the de- proceeding. Objections 2011 with a will, and will
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
ment - Reach 4.1 mil- program. Financial required by law in 20001, on or before inform the Register of forever barred. Persons cedent shall be pre- to such appointment serve without Court su-
such cases; it is by Wills, including name, believed to be heirs or sented to the under- shall be filed with the pervision. All unknown
lion readers in 83 daily aid if qualified - Job the Court this 25 day
October 8, 2011. Claims
address and relation-
against the decedent legatees of the decedent signed with a copy to the Register of Wills, D.C., heirs and heirs whose
and weekly newspapers placement assistance. of March 2011. ship. who do not receive a Register of Wills or filed 515 5th Street, N.W., whereabouts are un-
shall be presented to the
for just $1450.00 per CALL Aviation Institute ORDERED, that all undersigned with a copy Date of Publication: copy of this notice by with the Register of Wills 3rd Floor Washington, known shall enter their
persons concerned April 8, 2011 mail within 25 days of its with a copy to the under- D.C. 20001, on or be- appearance in this
ad. Get regional and lo- of Maintenance (866) show cause, if any
to the Register of Wills
Name of newspaper:
823-6729. or filed with the Register first publication shall so signed, on or before fore October 15, 2011. proceeding. Objections
cal exposure at one time there be, on or be- of Wills with a copy to Afro-American inform the Register of October 15, 2011, or be Claims against the de- to such appointment (or
in Maryland, Delaware fore the 29 day of the undersigned, on or Washington Law Wills, including name, forever barred. Persons cedent shall be pre- to the probate of de-
April 2011, why the Reporter
and DC. Call today! MISC. / prayers of said com-
before October 8, 2011,
Willliam Edward
address and relation- believed to be heirs or sented to the under- cedent’s cedent¬s will)
legatees of the decedent signed with a copy to the filed with the Register of
will) shall
shall be
or be forever barred. ship.
Get results with regional TRAINING plaint should not be Persons believed to be Johnson Date of Publication: who do not receive a Register of Wills or filed Wills, D.C., 515 5th
and local exposure. Call granted; provided heirs or legatees of the Dennis Alphonson April 15, 2011 copy of this notice by with the Register of Wills Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
that a copy of this Johnson mail within 25 days of its with a copy to the under- Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
410-721-4000x19. For MASSAGE THERA-
order be published
decedent who do not re-
Name of newspaper:
first publication shall so signed, on or before 20001, on or before
just $17.47 per newspa- PY – Learn fast, earn once a week for
ceive a copy of this no-
inform the Register of October 15, 2011, or be O c t o b e r 1 5 , 2 0 11 .
tice by mail within 25 Washington Law
per get the advertising fast. Financial aid if three consecutive days of its first publica- TRUE TEST COPY Reporter Wills, including name, forever barred. Persons Claims against the de-
qualified. A new career weeks before said REGISTER OF WILLS address and relation- believed to be heirs or cedent shall be pre-
results you are looking day in the Afro-
tion shall so inform the
4/8, 4/15, 4/22
Leo Anthony Brown
legatees of the decedent sented to the under-
is at your fingertips. Call Register of Wills, includ- Personal ship.
for! Visit our website- American. ing name, address and Representative Date of Publication: who do not receive a signed with a copy to the Centura College 0
that pursuant to relationship.
Superior Court of
202-526-3914 April 15, 2011 copy of this notice by Register of Wills or filed
SCR-205(b) notice the District of
Place your ad today 877-206-3353 Date of Publication: District of Columbia TRUE TEST COPY Name of newspaper: mail within 25 days of its with the Register of Wills
be sent to the ap- April 8, 2011 REGISTER OF WILLS Afro-American first publication shall so with a copy to the under-
plicant's creditors by PROBATE DIVISION inform the Register of signed, on or before
Name of newspaper: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 Washington Law
CAMP- MOUNTAIN registered or cer- Afro-American
Washington, D.C.
Reporter Wills, including name, October 15, 20011, or
tified mail and that Superior Court of Tracie Robertson address and relation- be forever barred. Per-
GROUNDS PROPERTY proof of service of
Washington Law
Administration No. the District of Personal ship. sons believed to be
mailing be made in 2011ADM266 District of Columbia Representative Date of Publication: heirs or legatees of the
Daniel Mckinley Mebane Charles Hill
Lake Somerset Camp RECREATIONAL the manner provided Personal PROBATE DIVISION 202-638-0095 April 15, 2011 decedent who do not re-
in SCR Probate Rule Decedent Washington, D.C. TRUE TEST COPY Name of newspaper:
Ground, Maryland MTN ACREAGE.
Representative NOTICE OF
ceive a copy of this no-
139 AC only $139,900 410-269-0999 20001-2131 REGISTER OF WILLS Afro-American tice by mail within 25
Eastern Shore. Leave JUDGE APPOINTMENT, Administration No. 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 Washington Law days of its first publica-
Own two mtn tops w/ TRUE TEST COPY NOTICE TO
your RV on site all year. A TRUE COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 2011ADM274 Reporter tion shall so inform the
breathtaking 360‹views! TEST: CREDITORS Shantee Parker Superior Court of Maria Green Register of Wills, includ-
$1500 includes water, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22
4/8, 4/15, 4/22 AND NOTICE TO the District of
End of the rd, trails Decedent Personal ing name, address and
electric & sewage. 3 Superior Court of UNKNOWN HEIRS Gregory L. Lattimer District of Columbia Representative relationship.
trailers on site for sale. throughout. Great for the District of Leo Anthony Brown, 1200 G Street NW PROBATE DIVISION 202-257-9730 Date of Publication:
Call 410-957-1866 or ATVing. Enjoy your District of Columbia whose address is 225 Suite 800 Washington, D.C. TRUE TEST COPY April 15, 2011
PROBATE DIVISION Channing Street NE Washington DC 20005 20001-2131 REGISTER OF WILLS
email lakesomerset@ own private getaway!! Washington DC 20002, Attorney Administration No.
Name of newspaper:
Washington, D.C. 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 Afro-American Visit our Excellent financing. 20001-2131 was appointed personal NOTICE OF 2011ADM248 Washington Law
website www.lakesom- Call now 877-526-3764 Administration No. representative of the APPOINTMENT, Roland Dewit Williams Superior Court of Reporter
2011ADM269 estate of Charles Hill, Decedent the District of who died on March 9,
Wesley L. Clarke District of Columbia
Bruce McNeil
Julian S. Robinson CREDITORS Personal
Decedent 2009 without a will, and AND NOTICE TO 1629 K Street PROBATE DIVISION
SERVICES/ SUPPORT OUR W.Alton Lewis will serve without Court UNKNOWN HEIRS Suite 300 Washington, D.C.
DONATIONS MISC. ADVERTISERS 1450 Mercantile Lane supervision. All un- T r a c i e R o b e r t s o n , Washington DC 20006
known heirs and heirs whose address is 4018 Attorney
Administration No.
Largo, Maryland whose whereabouts are E Street, SE Washing- NOTICE OF 2011ADM292 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
AAAA** Donation 2.8 Million Eyes would 20774 unknown shall enter ton DC 20019 was ap- APPOINTMENT, Louise M. Carey
read your ad - 5 days Attorney their appearance in this pointed personal repre- NOTICE TO Decedent
CAR, per week - Monday NOTICE OF
proceeding. Objections sentative of the estate of
to such appointment (or Shantee Parker, who
Wendell C. Robinson
4308 Georgia Ave. NW
Free Pick-up/Tow, thru Friday in the NOTICE TO
to the probate of de- died on May 6, 2008 UNKNOWN HEIRS
cedent¬s will) shall be without a will, and will Maria Green, whose ad- Attorney
Washington DC 20011
AND NOTICE TO filed with the Register of serve without Court su- dress is 3415 Manderes NOTICE OF
UNKNOWN HEIRS Wills, D.C., 515 5th pervision. All unknown Place, Spring Dale MD APPOINTMENT,
Shahida S. Robinson, Street, N.W., 3rd Floor heirs and heirs whose 20774 was appointed NOTICE TO
whose address is 6572 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . whereabouts are un- personal representative CREDITORS
20001, on or before of the estate of Roland AND NOTICE TO
Suite 155
Largo, Maryland
The Afro-American, April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011, The Afro-American B7
Shelore Ann Cary Wil-
IN THE SUPERIOR Superior Court of liams, whose address is
COURT OF THE the District of 3215 13th Street, NW CBE, Women and Minority Owned Business
DISTRICT OF Washington DC 20010 Subcontractor Bids or Material Quotes Requested
District of Columbia for the following trades:
COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION was appointed personal
Masonry, Steel Stairs, Operable Partitions,
CIVIL DIVISION Washington, D.C. representative of the
Flag Poles, Parking Control Equipment,
2011 CA 002249 L(RP) 20001-2131 estate of Alma M. Fireproofing, Kitchen Equipment,
Action Involving Administration No. Strange, who died on Loading Dock Equipment
Real Property 2011ADM268 December 26, 2009 with Marriott Marquis Washington D.C.
Wolcott, LLC OPAL M. WAGSTAFF a will, and will serve Washington, D.C.
2885 Sanford Ave SW AKA without Court supervi- Tuesday, May 17, 2011
#16558 OPAL MARIE sion. All unknown heirs 3:00 pm
Grandville, MI 49418 (WALKER) WAGSTAFF and heirs whose Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Plaintiff, Decedent whereabouts are un- 4437 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Suite 207
v. W. Alton Lewis known shall enter their Chantilly, VA. 20151-1691
Paul Hester 1450 Mercantile Lane appearance in this Phone: 703.828.3200 Fax: 703.802.1580 ENGINEER
4840 Pisgah Road Suite 155 proceeding. Objections Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Cumming, GA Largo, Maryland 20774 to such appointment (or We encourage and actively solicit bids from TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER V- ENERGY MANAGER
30028-3696 Attorney to the probate of de- qualified Minority and Women subcontractors and MARYLAND AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (MAA)
and NOTICE OF cedent’s will)
cedent¬s will) shall
shall be
be suppliers on all our projects. SALARY $63,409 - $78,173
GreenPoint Mortgage APPOINTMENT, filed with the Register of
Funding, Inc. NOTICE TO Wills, D.C., 515 5th Open until filled
100 Wood Hollow Drive CREDITORS Street, N.W., 3rd Floor CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES
Novato, CA 94945 AND NOTICE TO Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . The position is a team leader and expert in the field of

and UNKNOWN HEIRS 20001, on or before
Suellen Wohlfarth William Arthur Wagstaff, O c t o b e r 2 2 , 2 0 11 .
Clark Construction invites you to attend our Local Energy Management, Energy Analysis and Modeling of
Small Business Fair and Workshop for All Trades
Green Jr., whose address is Claims against the de- for the CITYMARKET AT O STREET PROJECT, Energy-related projects for all systems and buildings. The
Point Mortgage 3347 Clay Street, NE cedent shall be pre- WASHINGTON, DC. position will manage the Energy Performance Contract (>
5032 Parkway Plaza Washington DC 20019 sented to the under-
Blvd. was appointed personal signed with a copy to the Roadside Development has awarded Clark
$20,000,000) for the MAA at Baltimore/Washington Inter-
Charlotte, NC 28217 representative of the Register of Wills or filed Construction the contract to perform the 1 million- national Thurgood Marshall and Martin State Airports; will
and estate of Opal M. with the Register of Wills square foot urban infill project that will include over be involved with all new construction projects, rehabilita-
Salta Group, Inc. with a copy to the under- 87,000 square feet of retail, 629 residential units,
c/o CT Corporation
Wagstaff aka Opal Marie
signed, on or before and 500 parking spaces.
tion, and maintenance of all facilities, including but not
(Walker) Wagstaff, who
System died on November 12, October 22, 2011, or be limited to the mechanical systems, HVAC and control
1015 15TH Street NW, 2006 with a will, and will forever barred. Persons We would like to meet Contractors, Suppliers and systems, electrical and airfield-related lighting controls. The
Suite 1000 serve without Court su- believed to be heirs or Vendors, particularly CBE Certified Business position will also be responsible for commissioning of all
Washington, DC 20005 pervision. All unknown legatees of the decedent Enterprises¬ for
Enterprises’ forALL
and heirs and heirs whose who do not receive a limited to) Surveying, Demolition, Excavation, energy-related projects. Additionally, the position will pre-
Maximum Developers whereabouts are un- copy of this notice by Foundations, Site Utilities, Site Concrete, Asphalt, pare and manage the Utilities Division budget. Energy
Investments, L.L.C. Concrete, Structural Steel, Masonry, Misc. Metals,
c/o Rose Reeder
known shall enter their mail within 25 days of its
Rough and Finish Carpentry, Metal Panels, Roof- Manager Certification (CEM) is preferred. Requires a
appearance in this first publication shall so
631 Atlantic Street proceeding. Objections inform the Register of ing, Spray Fireproofing, Joint Sealants, Doors/ bachelor¬s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering
SE Washington, D.C. to such appointment (or Wills, including name, Frames/Hardware, Glass/Glazing/Windows, from an accredited college or university w/ Five (5) years
Drywall & Studs, Flooring, Painting, Appliances,
20032 to the probate of de- address and relation-
Swimming Pool, Mechanical/Plumbing, Electrical experience in the Energy Management Field. To receive a
and ship.
Estate of Jane T. Norris
cedent’s will)will) shall
shall bebe
Date of Publication:
and Final Cleaning for a Pre-Bid Meeting which complete job bulletin and an application, call Maryland
filed with the Register of
Serve: Wills, D.C., 515 5th April 22, 2011
will consist of the bid process, award process and Aviation Administration at 410-859-7618 or visit the
opportunities for small and local businesses.
Ray M. Norris, Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Name of newspaper: MDOT¬s website at Please
Personal Representative
14929 Chelsea Circle
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Afro-American A Construction Opportunity Fair is being held send the application materials to Ken Acker Recruitment/
20001, on or before Washington Law on Thursday, April 28, 2011 beginning at 6:00
Mount Airy, MD 21771- O c t o b e r 1 5 , 2 0 11 . Reporter PM and ending at 8:00 PM, at Shiloh Baptist
Examinations and Employment, P.O. Box 8766, BWI Air-
8423 Claims against the de- Shelore Ann Cary Church-Gregory Family Life Center at 1510 9th port MD 21240.
and cedent shall be pre- Williams Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. MAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Patricia Sweeney sented to the under- Personal
21772 Watson Road signed with a copy to the Representative You¬re invited to join us to find out about opportu-

Leesburg, VA 20175 Register of Wills or filed 202-387-0772 nities available on the project.
and with the Register of Wills TRUE TEST COPY
The District of Columbia with a copy to the under- REGISTER OF WILLS For more information about this event please email
Serve: signed, on or before 4/22, 4/29, 5/6
Attorney General of the October 15, 2011, or be
District of Columbia forever barred. Persons

advertise in the
Attn: Darlene Fields believed to be heirs or MBE/WBE
441 4TH Street NW legatees of the decedent Subcontractors and Suppliers
Washington, DC who do not receive a Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC, Rockville, MD
20001 copy of this notice by is interested in receiving quotes from qualified
and mail within 25 days of its MBE/WBE subcontractors and suppliers for the
All unknown owners of first publication shall so DC Water Miscellaneous Facilities

AFRO call
the Property described inform the Register of Upgrade Phase II, bidding on May 11, 2011.
below, their heirs, devi- Wills, including name, Opportunities are available for
sees, personal repre- address and relation- Specifications Divisions 1 thru 16.
sentatives, and execu- ship. Please Fax quotes to 301-545-0810.
tors, administrators, Date of Publication: Contact telephone 301-545-0750.
grantees, assigns or April 15, 2011 Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC

successors in right, title, Name of newspaper: 7615 Standish place,Rockville, MD 20855
interest, and any and all Afro-American
persons having or Equal Opportunity Employer
Washington Law
claiming to have any Reporter
leasehold or any other in- William Arthur
terest in the
Property and premise
Wagstaff Jr Concrete General, Inc. is seeking MBE
situate, described as: Representative subcontractors & suppliers who perform
Square/Lot 4560/0216,
Address of 304 19TH
202-431-9277 various types of work relating to highway,
Street NE, Washington, REGISTER OF WILLS bridge, & utility construction in the Mary-
DC 20002.
4/15, 4/22, 4/29 land area. Call Mark Miller 301-948-4450.
ORDER OF Superior Court of EEO
PUBLICATION the District of
In accordance with D.C. District of Columbia
Official Code
Code ߧ47-1375
(2001), the object of this Washington, D.C.
proceeding is to secure 20001-2131
the foreclosure of the Administration No.
right of redemption in the


Strictly Personal
following real property lo- Clotilde Durham
cated in the District of Smith
Columbia, and sold by Decedent
the Mayor of the District Nicholas D. Ward
of Columbia to the 1212 New York Ave.
Plaintiff(s) in this action:
Square 4560, Lot 0216,
Address of 304 19TH
Suite 1000
Pen Pals
Washington DC 20005
Street NE, Washington, Attorney
DC 20002, in the subdivi-
sion known as Kingman-
Truthful man seeking spiritual pen
Rosedale in North East
Washington, D.C., and
NOTICE TO pals. Womb my emanation. Law
more particularly de-
scribed as:
AND NOTICE TO is unification. Breath, knowledge
Lot numbered Two Hun-
dred Sixteen (216) in Ja-
Barbara J. Durham, and consciousness! William Pig- news_3column.indd 3 2/23/11 9:17 AM

whose address is 1311

cob S. Gruvners subdivi-
sion of lots numbered Delaware Avenue, SW gie, P.O. Box 565, Pittsboro, N.C.
Apt S-229, Washington
One Hundred Ninety-
Eight (198) and Two Hun- DC 20024 was ap- 27312
pointed personal repre-
dred Seven (207) in
Square Numbered Forty- sentative of the estate of ---
Five Hundred Sixty Clotilde Durham Smith,
(4560), as per plat re- who died on August 17,

Lonesome Hearts -

corded in the Office of the 2010 with a will, and will

Surveyor for the District serve without Court su-
pervision. All unknown

Pen Pals
of Columbia in Liber 111
at folio 12, heirs and heirs whose
Subject to the sewer whereabouts are un-
known shall enter their
easement granted to the
District of Columbia by appearance in this To have a notice published in the
proceeding. Objections
Deeds recorded in Liber
2497 at folio 287 and to such appointment (or Strictly Personal Section, write the
to the probate of de-
Liber 2497 at folio 289,
and as condemned by cedent¬s
cedent’s will)will) shall
shall bebe message you want printed in the
filed with the Register of
proceedings in the Dis-
trict Court Cause num- Wills, D.C., 515 5th space below. Enclose ten dollars
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
bered 595, in the Su-
preme Court of the Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . ($10.00), check or money order for
25 words. NO CASH PLEASE.
District of Columbia, 20001, on or before
Address of 304 19TH O c t o b e r 2 2 , 2 0 11 .
Street NE, Washington,
DC 20002.
Claims against the de-
cedent shall be pre- Additional words will cost 50 cents
The Complaint states,
among other things, that
sented to the under-
signed with a copy to the each.
the amounts necessary Register of Wills or filed
for redemption have not with the Register of Wills
been paid. with a copy to the under-
Pursuant to the Chief signed, on or before
Judge’s Administration
Admnistration October 22, 2011, or be
Order Number 02-11, it is forever barred. Persons
this 25th day of March, believed to be heirs or
2011, legatees of the decedent
ORDERED by the Super- who do not receive a
ior Court of the District of copy of this notice by
Columbia, that notice be mail within 25 days of its
given by the insertion of first publication shall so
a copy of this order in the inform the Register of
Afro American, having a Wills, including name,
general circulation in the address and relation-
District of Columbia, once ship.
a week for three (3) Date of Publication:
April 22, 2011
successive weeks, notify-
ing all persons interested Name of newspaper: To answer a Lonesome Heart
notice, enclose a check or money
in the real property de- Afro-American
scribed above to appear Washington Law
order for $2.00 for each letter
in this Court by the 27th Reporter
day of July, 2011, and Barbara J. Durham
redeem the real property
by payment of
Representative you wish to have forwarded. NO
$51,985.33, together with
interest from the date of TRUE TEST COPY
CASH PLEASE. Be sure to in-
the Certificate of Delin-
quency; court costs and
4/22, 4/29, 5/6 clude the fox number of the person
attorney’s fees; ex-
penses incurred in the
Superior Court of you wish to contact.
publication and service of the District of
process by publication District of Columbia

All letters, queries and

and for reasonable fees PROBATE DIVISION
for the title search; all Washington, D.C.
notices should be sent to:
other amounts paid by
the petitioner in accor- Administration No.
dance with the provisions 2011ADM307
Alma M. Strange
of D.C. Code ß47-1361
and all outstanding
W. Alton Lewis, Esq
2519 N. Charles Street
municipal lien amounts
due and owing on the 1450 Mercantile Lane
aforementioned real Suite 155
property, or answer the
complaint or, thereafter, a
Largo, Maryland
20774 Baltimore, MD 21218
final judgment will be en- Attorney
acted foreclosing the
right of redemption in the
real property and vesting
in the plaintiff a title in fee CREDITORS PLEASE!
4/8, 4/15, 4/22 Shelore Ann Cary Wil-
liams, whose address is
3215 13th Street, NW
Washington DC 20010
was appointed personal
representative of the
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Church Briefs
Passion Services
‘til E st r! Passion Week services at Peoples Congregational Church will include Maundy Thursday
services at 7 p.m. on April 21 and Good Friday services at noon on April 22. Fish and chicken
dinners and Easter lilies will be available.
An Easter Vigil Jazz service will be held at 7 p.m. on April 23, and an Easter sunrise will
service will be held 6:30 a.m. followed by the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. service at the church located
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The Rev. Kanika Magee will preach during the 7 a.m. Easter
d., 4/ 20
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Sunrise service on April 24 in Andrew Rankin Chapel located at 6th
St. and Howard Place N.W. on the Campus of Howard University.
He is associate Dean of The Chapel.
99 ¢ Clu b Pr
Limit 2 The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr. will preach during the 11 a.m. service
in Cramton Auditorium on the same day. He is pastor emeritus at
Olivet Institutional Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Vernon Jordan will
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‘A People’s Forum’
Zion Baptist Church presents “A People’s Forum, Mentoring {Courtesy Photo}
through Discipleship,” April 29-30, at Bolger Center, 9600 New The Rev. Dr. Otis
Bridge Drive, Potomac, Md., sponsored by the women’s Ministry
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and the Mighty Men of Zion Men’s Club. The keynote speaker
will be Rev. Patricia H. Fears, assistant to the pastor at Fellowship
Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.
Howard University on
Easter Sunday.

It’s a family affair. The presenters will be Dr. Leslie C. Cooper, senior nurse advisor in
the Division of Research
Infrastructure (DRI) at
Safeway Spiral Safeway SELECT®

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Department of Psychology
Worshipping at Georgian Forest Elementary School at Howard University and
his son Minister Alfonso
Sunday Worship 11 am, Campbell III, a recent
100% 49 Bible Class 10 am psychology graduate of
2 Bible Study, Wednesdays, 8-9 pm

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Healing Prayer After Every Service
begun.  To make your
reservation, call 202-434-3118
or 202-330-1389.

Fresh Express BUY 1 GET
Salad Blends
4 to 12-oz.
Selected varieties.
on the Vine
SAVE up to $2.50 lb.
1-lb. Sweet
SAVE up to $3.99 on 2

Club Price Club Price

SAVE up to $3.49 on 2 Club Price

Lucerne® Shredded
or Chunk Cheese for
6 to 8-oz. Selected varieties.
Club Price: $2.00 ea.
SAVE up to $1.58 on 2
Club Price
Ice Cream
Selected varieties.
Club Price: $3.00 ea.
SAVE up to $5.58 on 2

Club Price
6 Nabisco Snack Crackers
or Toasted Chips
5.5 to 10-oz. Selected
varieties. SAVE up to $1.91
1 Club Price

Simply OJ, Apple,

Grapefruit or Minute
Lay’s or Lay’ss

Maid Pomegranate
Kettle Chips Blueberry Juice
88.5 to 11-oz. 59-oz. Chilled. Selected varieties..
SSelected varieties. Club Price: $3.00 ea.
SSAVE up to $3.99 on 2 SAVE up to $2.58 on 2

Someone’s Hero.
Aquafina or
6 3$
BUY 1 GET Nestlē Pure
for Life Water
24-pack, 16.9-oz. bottles.
Club Price: $3.67 ea.

Club Price
Club Price Club Price SAVE up to $3.99 on 3

Betty Crocker
Cake or Traditional
Brownie Mix
Cooking Oil
Be One. Save Many.
Become An Organ,
18 to 20.5-oz. 448-oz. Selected varieties.

Selected varieties. SSAVE up to $3.60
Cut Tulips

88¢ 249 Eye And Tissue Donor Today.

Spring Favorite.
SAVE up to $1.00 Club Price

Club Price Club Price

Safeway Brown or
Powdered Sugar
22-lb. Selected varieties.
SSAVE up to 70¢
Safeway SELECT®
Artisan Boston
Cream Cakes
8-inch. Selected varieties. 6 99 1 Club Price
Or at the MVA every time you renew your license.

SAVE up to $2.00 Club Price

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Wednesday, April 20 thru Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
ALL LIMITS ARE PER HOUSEHOLD, PER DAY. Selection varies by store.