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MAY 7, 2011 - MAY 13, 2011

Now, Mission Accomplished

Locals react to news of Osama bin Laden’s death
By AFRO Staff “Justice has been done,” said President Obama in a press
conference announcing the operation and its outcome.
The news came just a little before midnight on May 1: The announcement has sent shockwaves across the world,
Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the devastating terrorist eliciting myriad reactions, questions about the circumstances
attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was dead. After a decade of eluding of bin Laden’s death and burial at sea, and even conspiracy
capture by America’s and its allies’ forces, the al-Qaeda leader theories. Here, area residents and organizations share their
was killed in a U.S. special forces attack on his compound in thoughts on the matter:
Abbottabad, Pakistan. Continued on A4

News Analysis
Obama Got Osama –
But Gets Little Credit
for Doing It
By George E. Curry whereabouts of bin Laden A TIME magazine cover—like many news outlets
Special to the AFRO and his deputies and we have around the world—declares the death of longtime
exhausted all other options, Public enemy No. 1 Osama bin Laden.
(NNPA) — In an Aug. 12, we must take them out.”
2007 op-ed in the Mason City, On Sunday night, Speaking to reporters at Americans were harmed.
Iowa Globe Gazette then- President Barack Obama the White House, a subdued They took care to avoid
Sen. Barack Obama declared, made good on that promise, President Obama said, civilian casualties. After a
“If Pakistan cannot or will announcing that a team of “Today, at my direction, the firefight, they killed Osama
not take out these high-level elite Navy SEALs had taken United States launched a bin Laden and took custody of
terrorists targets and we have out Osama bin Laden for Official White House Photo by Pete Souza targeted operation against that his body.”
actionable intelligence about good with two bullets, one President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the East compound in Abbottabad, Jubilant, flag-waving
where they are, then I would to the chest and one to the Room of the White House on the mission against Osama Pakistan. A small team of Americans gathered in front
take action to protect the head. The surprise attack on bin Laden, May 1. Americans carried out the of the White House and at
American people. I firmly Public Enemy No. 1 took Pakistan, ending one of the worldwide manhunts in operation with extraordinary Ground Zero in New York to
believe that if we know the place shortly before 2 a.m. in longest and most frustrating history. courage and capability. No Continued on A4

GOP Makes Inroads in D.C. Politics Motorists, Pedestrians Targeted

By Erica Butler
AFRO Staff Writer in New Anti-Litter Program
By Erica Butler leaders to educate residents where disposing of trash from
The results of the April 26 special election may reflect a changing city that is increasingly
AFRO Staff Writer about program. Starting a vehicle on public or private
open to a more diverse D.C. Council. Patrick Mara, the lone Republican in the at-large race,
June 1, violators in the fourth property is subject to a $100
came in a close second, with 26 percent of votes, after
Visitors and residents district, which covers part traffic ticket.
INSERT presumptive at-large council member, Vincent Orange (D),
of Ward 4 beware: that of Ward 5, will be subject to “The pilot enforcement
• Home Depot who garnered 28 percent.
hamburger wrapper you arrests and tickets. According only applies to violations that
The race was thought to be a showdown between Orange,
unconsciously throw on to a press release about the are not for vehicle drivers,
who was endorsed by the local AFL-CIO and incumbent At-
the ground may warrant program, a $75 ticket will sometimes called pedestrian
large Councilmember Sekou Biddle (D), who was endorsed by
a ticket from D.C. police. be issued to anyone who littering,” Crump said.
political bigwigs Mayor Vincent Gray (D) and Council Chair
Mayor Vincent Gray (D) “intentionally or carelessly” The Department of Public
Kwame Brown (D). But, catapulted by voters, Mara, a member
and the Metropolitan Police drops waste on public Works (DPW) sponsors the
of the D.C. State Board of Education who was endorsed by the
Department (MPD) kicked off space, waterways or private Helping Hand/Neighborhood
Washington Post and the DC Police Union, shot past Biddle in
a litter enforcement program property, not controlled by Clean-up Projects on the
the polls.
Hear the AFRO on The Daily May 1 for Ward 4 and part of the individual. Those who do weekend, where communities
“It’s an odd situation that we beat the incumbent and still
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ward 5, targeting pedestrians not provide an accurate name use tool kits, which include
and motorists. or address can be arrested five rakes and brooms, two
“...the recent second place showing of the Ward 4 is home
to nearly 80,000
Republican at-large council candidate
Your History • Your Community • Your News

residents, including the

is likely a harbinger of political times to communities of Fort
Totten and Petworth.
come in the very near future.” Gwendolyn Crump, a
police spokeswoman,
– Lorenzo Morris, political analyst said the wards were
singled out due to the
volume of complaints.
lost,” said Paul Craney, the executive director of the D.C.
“Because this
Republican Committee.
enforcement required
Still, Mara’s strong showing may reflect the electorate’s
an entirely new form
growing disillusionment with the city’s Democratic leadership.
and adjudication
Detractors point to the fact that, for more than a year, the
process between
D.C. Board of Elections has not had a Republican member,
MPD and the Office
violating a legal requirement for minority representation on Stock Image
of Administrative
the three-person board. The issue arose in March, when Biddle
Hearings, we decided District Mayor Vincent Gray and the Metropolitan Police
contested the validity of the signatures on Mara’s petition.
to run a test pilot before Department have launched a litter enforcement program
After review, the Board determined that Mara had enough
launching citywide,” targeting motorists and pedestrians in Ward 4 and part of Ward 5.
valid signatures above the threshold.
Crump said. “Littering
“This process has also been a reminder that while Mayor
was an often mentioned by an issuing officer. Non- shovels and 20 trash bags.
Vincent Gray and Council Chairman Kwame Brown found
08 concern in the community of cooperative violators will be A $20 refundable deposit is
the time to endorse my opponent, Sekou Biddle, they have
the fourth police district.” fined an additional $100 to required for all kits loaned
not found the time to appoint and confirm a third, independent
Throughout May, the $250 by the D.C. Superior under the program.
member to the Board of Elections and Ethics,” Mara said at the
police department will issue Court upon conviction. During FY 2010, the
warnings to those who litter, Currently, a citywide litter Helping Hand program
Continued on A8 and work with community policy is already in place, Continued on A3
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AFRO National Briefs

frequent trips to the pump rate at the University of New statement.
due to gas wasted in rush Orleans (UNO) is 21 percent.
hour traffic. Multiple errands “It makes no sense to have Comcast Pledges
should also be combined into colleges blocks apart, neither Funds to Benefit
Gas-Saving Tips for Commission have released agencies, consumers should a single trip. one of them with graduation
several tips for consumers to drive more efficiently. Drivers rates we can accept,” Jindal Minorites
Cash-Strapped Drivers As Comcast moves
The Department of Energy save money at the pump. should avoid aggressive said at a weekly legislative
Proposed Merger of forward with its merger with
(DOE) and Federal Trade According to the two driving and excessive idling, news conference in Baton
observe the speed limit, Southern University NBC Universal, the media
Rouge, La., according to the
remove excess weight from with White Institution AP. giant has pledged $20 million
their vehicle, and use cruise Faces Stiff Opposition Meanwhile, more than towards building minority
control and overdrive gears. Debate is heating up in 200 Southern University owned digital businesses.
“Weaving in and out of New Orleans, as Louisiana’s supporters gathered to protest In a letter last July to
Your History • Your Community • Your News traffic, not using the highest governor seeks to merge the proposal, which they Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.),
The Afro-American Newspapers gear, jumping on and off the city’s sole historically believe would cause the Comcast said it would, at
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters the throttle, and generally Black state-funded university school to lose its legacy as the helm of the merged
2519 N. Charles Street not keeping a steady-state with a mostly White, nearby an HBCU. “It will be the company, provide training,
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 institution in an effort he said death of SUNO,” student internships and mentoring
will improve both schools’ government vice president to minority students as well
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297
educational conditions. Ellis Brent Jr. told the AP. as distribution and funding
According to The to business owners. The
Associated Press, Gov. company is now in the verge
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 Nation on Watch After of making good on that
Bobby Jindal, a Republican,
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II bin Laden’s Death promise, company officials
is pushing a bill that would
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. merge predominately-Black Nearly 10 years after said recently.
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222 Southern University at New former President George Bush Comcast will also provide
Orleans (SUNO) with the vowed to capture Sept. 11 free video and high-speed
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200
University of New Orleans. mastermind Osama bin Laden, internet service to schools
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales
Campuses of both higher the terrorist was ambushed and and libraries in underserved
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289
education facilities, which killed under President Barack and low-income areas, as well Obama’s watch.
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 are in close proximity to each as low-cost internet service
other, were severely damaged In an unexpected, late to 2.5 million low-income
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235
Advertising Account Executive by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. night speech on April 30, households.
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274 In the storm’s aftermath, Obama shared news of bin “Comcast is committed to
enrollment and graduation Laden’s death with the world. providing opportunities for
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242
rates at both schools “Today, at my direction, diverse businesses to expand
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265
plummeted, particularly the United States launched and grow,” David Jensen,
Director, Community & Public Relations at Southern University, a targeted operation against vice president of Content
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 AP Photo whose graduation rate has that compound in Abbottabad, Acquisition for Comcast,
Editorial significantly dropped. Pakistan. A small team of said in a statement. “We look
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu speed are also shortcuts to According to 2011 U.S. Americans carried out the forward to considering a
the nearest gas station,” Department of Education operation with extraordinary number of fresh and viable
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277
MotorWeek’s John Davis said. figures, SUNO’s rate of courage and capability. No programming proposals
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119
Drivers should also keep graduation for students Americans were harmed. from Hispanic and African
their vehicles in shape. attending over a six-year They took care to avoid American programmers to
Global Markets Engines should be properly period, rose to eight percent civilian casualties,” Obama create new channels that will
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 tuned, tires should be properly from the post-Katrina low of said. After a firefight, they complement the robust lineup
inflated and the recommended five percent, the lowest in the killed Osama bin Laden and of programming choices we
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager
grade of motor oil should be state and among the lowest took custody of his body.” already offer our customers.”
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116
applied. for a public historically Black In the days following Leaders of several civil
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager bin Laden’s capture, the
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 According to the DOE, college or university (HBCU) rights organizations praised
fixing a serious maintenance in the country. FBI and Department of Comcast’s initiatives, saying
Production Department - 410-554-8288
problem can improve gas The six-year graduation Homeland Security issued they will provide more
mileage by up to 40 percent, a joint statement warning diversity on and off the air.
Washington Office properly inflating a vehicle’s law enforcement groups “This agreement represents
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723 tires can improve mileage by that his death may spark a positive step in the right
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297 up to 3.3 percent and using extremist attacks in the U.S. direction for the principle
General Manager the proper motor oil can and worldwide. Meanwhile, of diversity, inclusion and
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116 improve mileage by up to 2 transportation hubs like economic opportunity,” Marc
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 percent. Boston’s Logan Airport H. Morial, president and CEO
Drivers should also tightened security for fear of the National Urban League,
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: of a retaliatory attack from
plan their trips carefully. said in a statement. “We
410-554-8234 al Qaeda and bin Laden
Carpooling or altering work applaud Comcast and NBC
Customer supporters.
hours to avoid peak rush Universal for its willingness
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226 “The death of Osama bin
hours can prevent more to enter into written
Nights and Weekends: 410-554-8282 Laden is an important success commitments toward the
not only for the United States, goal of building a first-class
A 7 TER T but the entire world. Our communications concern. We
3RD ANNUAL DAY O W efforts to combat terrorism,
CRU IN thank them for their insight
! however, do not fixate on one and commitment.”

Celebration of Music
individual, and we remain Comcast plans on starting
completely focused on eight new networks that will
protecting our nation against be independently owned by
violent extremism of all Hispanic or African Americans.
Courtesy Photo
kinds,” said Janet Napolitano, Two African-American owned
Louisiana Gov. Bobby secretary of the Department networks are expected to
Saturday, May 7, 2011 Jindal (R) of Homeland Security, in a launch by Jan. 28, 2013.
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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3 May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011, The Afro-American

Brown, Whiting M.I.A. from Cheh Hearing

By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-
AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On
Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding
By Erica positively
Butler identified Suburban
of withFinance,
Healthcare Illinois license served,” the boy
Tribune, Cheh had
said in been shot
an e-mail March 28 hearing, helped the April 7 that Ellerbie did not her nephew.
bashing formerIn her MySpace
Mayor Adrian
AFRO Staff Writer Brown stirred up even more multiple
to the AFRO,timesthough
in the they
back seat Gray administration facilitate know the younger Webb blog, she
Fenty thanked
during fans andrace.
the mayoral sup-
controversy when he lobbed of thesaid
have vehicle. Theavailable
they are SUV, regis-
to its hires and bore the brunt of until his placement in the porters for their prayers
However, Brooks and his son, and
tered to Hudson’s murdered offered a $100,000 reward to
In the third wave of pay-to-play claims against receive the summons. questions regarding the hiring administration. Peyton Brooks, have exercised
brother, was towed with the anyone who returned the boy
D.C. Council hearings Gray, mentioning campaign Cheh added that it would of five children of employees, Councilmember David the Fifth Amendment right to
boy’s body inside and is being alive.
investigating hiring missteps personnel Howard Brooks be in theirby
processed best interests
evidence to
techni- among other missteps. Catania challenged Banks’ silence.
Since the investigation,
made in Mayor Vincent and Lorraine Green, who said comply to prevent
cians and workers. The bodyfurther But Banks maintained claim and asked Cheh to issue “It’s unclear
Hudson what’sstardom
– who gained going
Gray’s initial administration she will appear for the May action.
was later “I removed
invite them andagain—
taken to some hires were requested by a subpoena for all Banks’ to happen with that,”
after appearing on “American said
on April 29, Sulaimon Brown 13 hearing. come down and
the Cook County Medicalwe’ll see that other officials. e-mails during her short Jay Carmona,
Idol,” and thenspokesman
won an for
and Cherita Whiting were no- Brown, along with you receive office.
Examiner’s your subpoena,” “Chief Ellerbie came to tenure. “I’m giving you the Councilmember Mary
Academy Award for her role in Cheh.
shows, again. Whiting, a former employee sheHudson
said. “Let andme be family
other very me to hire Brandon Webb,” opportunity to clarify what is the The
movienext hearing is– has
Brown was among several that had a criminal record, clear: We will use every
members arrived at the Medical she said at Friday’s hearing. otherwise perjury,” he said. scheduled for
stayed out of the May 13 ateye.
public the
employees caught in a was scheduled to testify at the effort to serve
Examiner’s the mid-after-
office subpoenas “My testimony remains the “We have the e-mail traffic Wilson Building.Tribune report-
The Chicago
dragnet initiated by the local hearing, but Councilmember and
noonenforce themtheinbody.
to identify court if Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s
same.” that nephew.
suggests otherwise.” ed that a parade of cars moved
press, which questioned the Mary Cheh said serving them necessary.”
Given the choice between look- In earlier testimony Banks But, Councilmember slowly past her family’s home
A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in
hiring practices—including subpoenas has been a difficult ingMeanwhile,
directly at the former
body or had claimed Chief Kenneth Marion Barry defended her, MondayWOW! morning, Youpast
told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after
allegations of nepotism, task. personnel
viewing it director Judy Banks
on a wall-mounted Ellerbe, of the D.C. Fire saying, “Chief Ellerbe could news vans,earnreporters and curi-
up to $150
cronyism, excessive salaries “Capitol ProcessCourtesy
Servers,Photos returned to testify last Friday, and Emergency Medical be the one that’s wrong.” donating ous sperm
Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donersonof
with as
was killed,
the company
the Secretary
well as her brother,
the Office
Jason.has contracted
who “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
defending earlier testimony
that seemed to contradict
Services, requested the hire
of Brandon Webb, the son
Banks was supposed to
be accompanied by Howard
Neighbors stood
quietly and
reflected on the
histories—of the Gray to serve the subpoenas, has other witnesses’. With more of Rochellestrong
“remained Webb,fora her
fami- Brooks, Gray’s campaign
being convicted of attempted
You’ve gotten
video screen, the family chose violence. enough
administration. After he was reported that Sulaimon Brown than 30 years of human cabinet head. However,
ly” and was clearly its leader. consultant
murder andwho Sulaimon
vehicular hijack-
the body of her 7-year-old plate X584859 was found on the latter. According to the In front of the Hudson’s
fired from his $110,000-salary and CheritaWest
Chicago’s Whiting
Side appear
after to resources experience,
Tribune, Hudson Banks,
said, “Yes, Ellerbie,
“She heldBrandon
hands withWebbher and
fami- Brown saidCounty
ing. Cook gave him cashshow
records and home, men not in heavy jackets
nephew Monday, just hours go pro?
job at the Department
after his body was found in a be intentionally avoiding being
police received a 7 a.m. call who initially
that’s him.” testified at the Rochelle Webb testified
ly,” the spokesman said. “It on promised
that he pleaded guilty to bothfor
a job in exchange and hooded sweatshirts came to
was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also kiss the twin white crosses bar-

ACORN Fights Back

D.C. Leaders Want to Extend
moment.” convicted in 1998 for posses-
Amtrak Celebrating 40th at D.C.’s Union Station
The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle.
ing the names of Donerson and
Unemployment Benefits
Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in “Everybody is sick of going
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak is celebrating
been missing its 40th birthday
since Friday, with
2006 a year-long
after serving seven years
Leader Calls (AP)
Voter Registration Fraud wantCharges ‘Bogus’
celebration that begins this week. through stuff like this,” Artisha
when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, a former resident of the
WASHINGTON — District of Columbia leaders Gladys Knight kicks off the festivities
grandmother, May 5 with a
Darnell car hijacking charges. area told the Tribune. “We all
King to collect unemployment and Dallas benefits Cowboysbeyond players the Noconcert
New York City’sisBeacon
campaign Theatre.
Donerson, 57,She’ll also
and his uncle, The boy remained missing have to stick seeking
Is currently together.healthy
All these
AFRO26-week Staff Writer maximum. Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, perform
trying Saturday
to distance himat Union
from the Station in Washington.
Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in young
educated are dying,
males and
D.C. Council member Michaelamong Browntheisnames introducing submitted a billto group,Amtrak
saying, is callingObama
“Barack Saturday “National Train Day,”home
in his grandmother’s and in which police and volunteers for what?”
18-39 to participate in a
to extend the benefits at the request of Mayor Vincent Gray.
Presidential candidate John election officials. the rail carrier with
Never Organized is holding
ACORN.” other events
the 7000in cities
block nationwide,
of South Yale 6-month Sperm Donation
McCain’s says many on ACORN residents – remain Hurd unemployed,
said those workers, and a $300 who including
But Obama’sChicago, Los Angeles
ties to ACORN run and Philadelphia.
Avenue. Program.
weekly check can prevent people from losing their homes.
Associated Community were doing those things without The Washington event will be the
long and deep. He taught classes Anstarting point –for
Amber Alert a
a desig- Stock Image Apply at:
The bill would
Organization for Reform allowNow residents
to collect knowledge extended benefits or permis- fornationwide
ACORN. They tour of a 40th anniversary “exhibit train.” It
even endorsed nation for high-risk missing
confirms the success of the
through the end of the year. Brown estimates it will benefit up sion, were fired. him for President.
includes two locomotives and three renovated
children baggage
– was issued cars displaying historic advertising.
organization, the head of the “The evidence that has sur- But now ACORN is in trouble.
to 10,000 people. An Amtrak Bistro car will be used for exhibits and retail sales.
after Julian was discovered
group says. faced so far shows they faked Reporter: There are at least missing after the murders.
The federal government reimburses the district for the Online:
“This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they 11 investigations across the Police arrested William Or Call (703) 289-1857
benefits, which are paid out of an didn’t unemploymentdo, not to stuff insurance
ballot country involving thousands of
we’ve done and success we’ve Balfour, the missing boy’s step-
had,” Maude Hurd, president of boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband
ACORN, said in an interview victim of fraud, not the perpetra- forms. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
with the AFRO. tor of it. Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several
“When this attack started, we
had just announced that we had
Hurd said the only things
bogus are the charges them-
fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders.
paid more than $800,000 to an Balfour’s mother, Michele, has
registered 1.3 from millionA1 new vot- collected
selves. And 220 tons of org
factcheck. trash, ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had
ers,” she said. “That’s just to say according
agrees. to DPW. The efforts. nothing to do with the slayings.
that someone’s collected
running168 scared tons of litter It from
concluded,highways “Neither and 7, Pressuring banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
becausetonsofofACORN’slitter fromsuccess.” more than 4,000 ACORN litter
norcans citywide.have
its employees loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
McCain, notwho disposed
is running in litter
for binsbeen must be maintained
found guilty of, or by even Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
president owners or residents
on the Republican tick-if it ischarged
on private with, property,
casting fraudulent said Blind ambition. Too risky for
et, lashed Grant, out at theACORNDPW spokeswoman.
in the votes.” America.
final“Residents are responsible for maintaining
debate against Barack The problem thecamepublic about space pri-
from their property line to the curb,” she said. “Businesses are
Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way
Since McCain’s comments, SQUARE HIGH
on the verge for
responsible of maybe
maintaining perpetrat- the public ACORN space operates.
from their Rather than
ACORN’s 87 offices have been
ing one of the greatest frauds
line to 18 inches from the curb into the street.” in rely on volunteers, it pays peo-
bombarded with threats and
voter history in this country, ple, many of them poor or unem-
racist mail.
Crump said there is no revenue projection for the project.
maybe destroying the fabric of ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential
Instead, the police department’s primary The ideagoal wasistoto deter
help bothpeoplethose
debate, vandals broke into the
littering. a non-partisan being registered and those doing
organization’s Boston and Seattle
Web “Payments
site, foundare those made claims to the
to city’s thegeneral
registration. fund and are not
offices and stole computers.
handled by MPD.
be “exaggerated,” with “no evi- More importantly, there is
Maud explained, no target “We forhave the a
After a Cleveland representative BREAD NOT ON THE LIST
dence ofof any tickets to be issued as the
such democracy- zeroprimarytolerancegoal policy is simply
for deliber- to
appeared on TV, an e-mail was
destroyingpeople fraud.”to help keep the District clean,”of
ate falsification she said.
sent to the local office saying she
Hurd believes Handthe tool kits can be obtained
McCain Most news by calling
accountthe neglect to
“is going to have her life ended.”
charges were Citywidepolitically Callmotivat-
Center at 311. point out that ACORN is A worker in Providence, R.I.,
ed. required by law to turn in all reg-
received a threatening call say- LEFT RIGHT
She said, “Because it’s low- istration forms. And they also fail
ing, “We know you get off work
and moderate-income people, to note that Getit$4,000 was the*organiza-
at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
Thinking About
and people of color, I believe the tion, in many toward your that first
A caller to one office left a
Buying a Home?
McCain campaign thinks those
voters are going to vote
broughthome the phony
in Baltimore
to the attention
message on the answering
of authorities. City
machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
Democratic, which is not neces-
Attend the BUYING INTO BALTIMORE Homebuying Fair &
The McCain camp apparently
calling to let you know that
sarily true.”
Neighborhoods Tour event for the Western isn’tCityinterested
neighborhoods in those fine
Barack Obama needs to get

Want a free
ACORN is no stranger to points, preferring to air mislead-
hung. He’s a (expletive deleted)
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Obama Got Osama celebrate. The New York Daily compound and conduct a room-by-room search for the terrorist that we can harness some of that unity and some of that pride to
News carried a photo of bin mastermind. Before leaving to inspect tornado damage in confront the many challenges that we still face.”
Continued from A1
Laden the next day with the Tuscaloosa, Ala., the president gave the green light to launch If Obama had entertained any illusions about duplicating the
headline, “Rot in Hell.” the attack. On Sunday, the operation was carried out in secrecy short-lived post 9/11 unity, they would have quickly dissolved.
For some families, the death of Osama bin Laden, nearly 10 as Obama and his close circle of security advisers watched on a Tuesday’s Los Angeles Times carried the headline, “Bin
years after the murder of their loved ones, may put them on the secure hookup. Amazingly, there were no leaks to the media in Laden’s sea burial fuels conspiracy theories.”
road to closure. For others, however, it merely re-opened old the nation’s gossip-crazed capital. The story observed, “Conspiracy theorists on both the
wounds, wounds that may never fully heal. Instead of being boastful, Obama struck a somber tone, left and the right were quick to insist that [bin] Laden was
It was George W. Bush who boldly declared shortly after praising those who had carried out the mission, both Democrats either still alive or had been dead for years, pouncing on the
a plane crashed in Pennsylvania and the Twin Towers at the and Republicans and declaring, “Justice has been done.” In government’s decision to slide the body of the world’s most
World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon went up in order to minimize the inevitable pushback from some Muslims wanted man off a board into the Arabian Sea.”
flames, “I want justice. And there’s an old poster out West. I in Arab countries, the administration noted that they had The new conspiracy theories about bin Laden emerged before
recall, that said, ‘Wanted Dead or Alive.’” observed the Muslim practice of washing bin Laden’s body and the old ones about where Obama was born were put to rest.
In 2003, Bush stood on the flight deck of the USS wrapping it in a white garb before dumping it in the Arabian Although former President Bush applauded the capture and
Lincoln and declared, “ ... Major combat operations in Iraq killing of Osama bin Laden, other conservatives are belittling
have ended.” Mounted on the ship was a huge banner that
proclaimed, “Mission Accomplished.”
“...bin Laden was never found dead or Obama’s accomplishment. Brett Decker, editorial page editor
of the conservative Washington Times, wrote in a column that
Of course, the mission in Iraq was not accomplished – and alive on Bush’s watch.” Obama made too many references to himself when he made
still isn’t – and bin Laden was never found dead or alive on the announcement about bin Laden’s death. “Not only is this
Bush’s watch. Sea within 24 hours of his death. consistent with his view that everything is about him, it also
It was a patient, skilled and underrated Barack Obama who On Monday, at a previously scheduled White House dinner reflected the reality that this president is weak and perceived
proved to be the real “decider” in the White House. By all of political leaders and their mates, President Obama tried to by the world to be a lackluster leader who has undermined
accounts, he was directly engaged in all aspects of the carefully rekindle the national unity that was on display immediately American power,” Decker wrote. “He needs to grab any
planned operation that ended bin Laden’s life without suffering following the Sept. 11 attack. opportunity he can to make himself believable as a commander
any U.S. casualties. “I know that the unity that we felt on 9/11 has frayed a little in chief. Crowds flocked to the White House gates to celebrate
Obama was apprised that bin Laden’s hideaway inside of bit over the years, and I have no illusions about the difficulties of bin Laden’s demise, giving this unpopular president a rare
Pakistan had been pinpointed by CIA operatives last September. the debates that we’ll have to be engaged in, in the weeks ahead glimpse of public support that won’t last long.”
Over the next few months, additional intelligence information and months to come,” he said. “But I also know there have been Judging by his critics, Obama won’t have support even when
was developed and on March 13, President Obama held the first several moments like this during the course of this year that he accomplished something George W. Bush couldn’t. They
of five National Security Council meetings. have brought us together as an American family, whether it was have already resumed their attacks on Obama’s handling of the
When presented with the option of bombing the compound, the tragedy in Tucson or, most recently, our unified response to economy. Laura Ingraham, spoofing Obama’s comment that
Obama rejected it and instead favored a riskier plan to the terrible storms that have taken place in the South. Last night Americans can do whatever we set our mind to, tweeted, “Like
airlift Navy SEALS by helicopter, having them storm the was one of those moments. And so tonight, it is my fervent hope spending according to my budget and raise the debt ceiling!”

Now, Mission Accomplished

Continued from A1 “While I understand that
Osama’s teachings of hate
“The death of bin Laden does were responsible for many
“Kudos for the Obama not mean much because Americans losing their lives
administration for a terrorism is an ideology and on 9/11, how do we ever
successful mission. you cannot kill an ideology.” have peace in the world
I’d hate to detract if we don’t show love and
from the positivity of forgiveness? There has got
the situation, but the to be a better way. Killing
timing was almost too off one will not bring back
perfect, which presents the lives of thousands.”
a plethora of other Dr. Donna Walton, 54,
questions [and raises] CEO of,
suspicion.” Washington, D.C.

“We join our

Ronald Jones, 23, systems architect, U.S.
fellow citizens in
Treasury Department, Washington D.C.
welcoming the
that Osama bin
Laden has been
eliminated as
Council on American-Islamic
a threat to our
Relations, press statement
nation and the
world, through
the actions of
Morgan Thomas, 22, law school student, Maryland American military
“Osama bin Laden’s personnel.”
death has made al-
Qaeda furious. Though
I am very happy about
this accomplishment,
I think that al-Qaeda
is going to retaliate
in a greater way than
America can possibly
imagine. We have some
ideas of who their new
potential leader will be,
and it is important that
we don’t let our guard
down for even a second
because they are going
to attempt to get their
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Community Calendar Dance Workshop

The Smithsonian
Anacostia Community
be led by Carol Foster, the
executive artistic director
and founder of the DC
Witness this step dance
competition showcasing the
best talent in D.C. $5-$12.
St., N.E. D.C. 9 p.m. Join in the
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issues and challenge the
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S.E. D.C. 2 p.m. Dorothy
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growing in various Gullah
households in South
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A6 The Afro-American, May 7, 2011 - May 7, 2011
May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011, The Afro-American A7

Show Me Your Passbook
(NNPA) – I am glad that have achieved positions of power and
President Barack Obama has influence. In their minds, African
a sense of humor about the Americans are not “real” Americans,
birthers. I don’t, and I am those who have immigrated here
disgusted that Donald Trump, are not “real” Americans, and
lacking in both sense and (gasp!) those of different religions
scruples, was able to push are not “real” Americans. Thanks,
the president to releasing his President Obama, for skewering
“long form” birth certificate. them with humor and with a bit
Now that the birth certificate of an edge during your speech at
has been released, perhaps, the White House Correspondents’
we can get back to some of Dinner. Masterful, to suggest that
the business of government, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann
except for the fact that those is Canadian. But, Canadians are
Julianne Malveaux who want to embrace their White, and they’d never be asked, as
racism and believe that Latinos often are in Arizona, to show
President Obama was not born here, did not star at Harvard their passbooks. They can pass.
(despite his position on the competitive Law Review) and did If the birthers want to see the
not “deserve” his election (which did not depend on hanging passports of those who have come
chads”) will continue to promulgate their nonsense. to this country from the African
Meanwhile, President Obama was maneuvered into continent, they might try looking at
analogously showing his passbook, the very same passbook that the footprints of our nation’s capital,
Black South Africans had to show before the end of apartheid the same capital that enslaved people
to prove their citizenship. They could be forced to show the built, the capital from which they spew their distortions. If That Mr. Trump could not manage to crack a smile speaks
passbook at any time by any White person who questioned their birthers want to see passports, they might want to go to volumes for his nature, and that he would take credit for
right to be somewhere. While I never quite saw Mr. Trump as the Underground Railroad Museum to look at the chains pushing the president into releasing his birth certificate shouts
one of the arrogant Afrikaners who perpetrated the apartheid slaveholders used to contain others. In showing the chains, we out his shallowness.
system, his use of birther logic was similar to the logic that show the passports. Now, that passbooks have been shown, it is time to get
White South Africans used to maintain their supremacy. These birthers have a lot of nerve. They attack immigration, back to the salt mines. Debt ceiling, anyone? Budget cuts?
The birther demands remind me of the grandfather clauses but they, too, are the descendants of immigrants. Just because Back in the day Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Today,
of the post-Civil War era, when people of African descent were they rode on the top of the boat (not in the hold, as cargo), does candidate Trump talks trash and incites invective while the real
only allowed to vote if their grandfathers could. Since most of not mean they can claim superiority to those who have become issues around the future of our nation are neglected. Now that
our grandfathers were enslaved and lacked birth certificates, immigrants just because they changed borders (remember, the long form birth certificate has trumped Trump, are there
the grandfather clauses were an effective way to limit, if not Texas and Arizona used to be Mexico). In demanding that legislators who will deal with education, employment, health
completely exclude, the Black vote. The Trump cry to “show President Obama show his birth certificate/his passbook, care, and human services?
me your birth certificate” is reminiscent of the grandfather they are challenging the roots of our nation’s already flawed
clauses that impeded equal rights. immigrant history. Julianne Malveaux is president of Bennett College
The birthers who wanted to see President Obama’s passbook President Obama is a better American than I am. He put for Women in Greensboro, N.C. Her most recent book is
are not only challenging his legitimacy, but the legitimacy of Trump and his birthers in their place with an incisive and biting “Surviving and Thriving: 365 Days in Black Economic
many of African descent who live in these United States and humor while I have been hammering them with a silent rage. History.”

When Donald Trump citizenship challenged, their religious faith challenged, or their To no one’s surprise, the media is more interested in Trump
began to make public educational achievement challenged? the entertainer, not Trump the candidate. The media has yet to
overtures about his possible I will leave to your own imagination the one thing that challenge Trump on some of the idiotic things he has said about
interest in running for separates Obama from any other president we have had. Obama. Why has the media not asked to see Trumps college
president of the U.S., I thought Success is not how far you have come, but rather, the transcripts, financial statements, etc.?
he could be a substantive wild distance travelled from where you started. By this standard, Trump doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming
card in the race. I thought Obama is much more successful than Trump will ever be. president. I hope he is not intoxicated enough to believe the
Trump could be a viable Remember, Trump inherited his wealth from his father’s very polls that show him No. 1 or 2 in the Republican primary.
candidate because he does successful real estate company – Trump increased revenues, but These polls mean absolutely nothing – it is way too early to
have a successful track record he began his journey with extreme wealth. look at polls.
as a businessman. During next Obama, on the other hand, started in dire poverty and Trump is in the process of destroying the one thing that is
year’s presidential campaign, ended up being president of the U.S. Now, tell me who is more almost impossible to regain once lost – his brand. Donald may
the economy will be the No. 1 successful? have trumped Obama by forcing his hand in regards to his
issue – this would have played So, on April 27 I was totally astonished when Obama birth certificate. But, the more Trump talks about crazy issues
Raynard Jackson right into Trump’s strength. publically disclosed the long version of his birth certificate. like birth certificates, college records, or whether Obama is a
But, Trump has allowed He had refused to do so for the past three years and out of Muslim, the more he looks like a joker.
himself to be hijacked by his own ego. He has allowed some Our country is facing too
Republican political operative to convince him that talking “...the more Trump talks about crazy issues like birth certifi- many serious issues to allow this
about whether Obama is a U.S. “citizen” or not is a way to help type of foolishness to continue.
him with Republican primary voters. cates, college records, or whether Obama is a Muslim, the more If we, as voters, allow Donald
Now Trump is questioning how Obama got into Columbia to trump the seriousness of the
and Harvard universities. He has accused Obama of being an
he looks like a joker.” issues we are facing with the
“affirmative action” case – in other words, Obama didn’t earn tomfoolery Trump has exhibited,
his admission to these schools, but rather, was admitted only nowhere, he releases it. Obama was trumped by Donald into then we have no one to blame if our country falls like a house
because he was Black. releasing this personal data. Obama has once again given his of cards. It will be too late to then say to Trump, “You’re fired!”
What a sad commentary when the media allows someone enemies the impression he is weak and is afraid to deal with
to make baseless charges, without being challenged. What confrontation. Raynard Jackson is president and CEO of Raynard Jackson
proof does Trump have of this, since Obama’s records are The more Trump talks, the less credible he becomes as a & Associates LLC., a D.C.-public relations/government affairs
private? Am I the only one who finds it quite amazing that none possible presidential candidate. He has yet to give an interview firm. He is also a contributing editor for ExcellStyle Magazine
of the previous 43 presidents of the U.S. have ever had their were he offered a serious discussion on the issues of the day. & U.S. Africa Magazine.

To Be Equal#18
Housing Counseling Budget Cut – An Assault on the Middle Class
“Every American lives in For the past several years, the National Urban League modified. According to J. Michael Collins, one of the study
safe, decent, affordable, and and others on the front lines of this crisis have offered free researchers, “To the extent education or counseling supports
energy efficient housing on counseling assistance that has helped countless first time buyers stable homeownership, the public has an interest in expanding
fair terms.” negotiate fair terms, and thousands of others, modify their these programs to prevent the negative impacts of unsuccessful
—National Urban League loans, avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes. Housing homeownership.”
I AM EMPOWERED pledge counselors have also helped hundreds of thousands of seniors, Foreclosures are not just a financial crisis for families who
many of whom are required to receive counseling before taking experience them – they can lead to blighted communities, an
If there was any doubt that out a reverse-mortgage. Without funding support from HUD, increase in crime, family instability; and a weaker housing
middle- and working-class many of these housing counseling programs will be forced to market means fewer jobs in construction and many other
Americans are paying more close up shop, cut back services or charge for previously free housing-related areas.
than their fair share in the services. And, without the support of HUD-certified housing In a recent Chicago Tribune article, Geoff Smith, senior vice
deficit reduction battles, the counselors, many more Americans will find themselves at president of Woodstock Institute, a Chicago-based research and
budget cuts recently enacted the mercy of complex mortgage schemes, unscrupulous advocacy firm is quoted as saying, “One of the things that’s
to prevent a government come out of this (housing) crisis
Marc H. Morial shutdown make it absolutely is the importance of counselors,
clear. Everything from Pell “…without the support of HUD-certified housing counselors, the importance of working with
grants for college tuition to heating assistance for low income someone to help you understand
citizens suffered serious cuts. One of the most egregious and many more Americans will find themselves at the mercy of com- the true cost of homeownership.”
unconscionable cuts was the elimination of total 2011 funding It is clear: The loss of housing
– $88 million – for the Department of Housing and Urban
plex mortgage schemes, unscrupulous mortgage negotiators or counseling will lead to more
Development (HUD) housing counseling initiative. This cut fraudulent mortgage loan scam artists.” foreclosures and fewer jobs. It
comes in the midst of a housing foreclosure crisis that has hit is unconscionable that funds for
communities of color especially hard. housing counseling would be
The current foreclosure crisis will likely result in mortgage negotiators or fraudulent mortgage loan scam artists. eliminated in the midst of the current housing crisis. We urge
the greatest loss of wealth for African Americans since A new study by the Mortgage Bankers Association shows the Congress to reverse this assault on the middle class and
Reconstruction. According to the nonpartisan Center for that potential homeowners who participate in pre-purchase restore HUD’s housing counseling funds in the 2012 budget.
Responsible Lending, close to 20 percent of African Americans education and counseling programs may be more likely
and Latinos may lose their homes by the time this crisis to pay their mortgages on time; and those who participate Marc Morial is the president and CEO of the National
bottoms out. in default counseling are more likely to have their loans Urban League.
A8 The Afro-American , May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011

“As gorgeous as sculpture gets anytime, anywhere.” Continued from A1

That infraction
— New York Times compounds the other public
scandals rocking D.C.’s most
prized Democrats, including
the investigation of Kwame
Brown’s 2008 re-election
campaign finances, and the
quagmire of questionable
hiring, bloated salaries and
pay-for-play allegations that
has enveloped Mayor Gray’s
Given those scandals,
Mara said voters wanted
someone who is “ethical.”
“My focus on bringing
ethical and fiscal sanity to the
D.C. Council is what set me
apart,” Mara said. “Ethics
and independence was a big
factor in this election…that’s
what I heard the most from
Craney agreed, saying
Mara stood out because the
at-large field lacked diversity.
“[Mara] works very hard. He
was the only Republican in

“Ethics and
independence was
a big factor in this
– Patrick Mara
the race. You had a bunch of
Democrats who were part of
the status quo…they were all
kind of the same thing.”
Observers also see Mara’s
popularity with D.C. voters
as another sign of the GOP’s
resurgence across the nation.
Locally, Craney said, the
2008 Council race between
Mara and Carol Schwartz
motivated Republican voters
to be active. “What we
saw in 2008 kind of woke
up Republicans,” Craney
said. “Those two people
got endorsements over their
Lorenzo Morris, a political
science professor at Howard
University, said demographic
gentrification— also has had a
major impact on the political
ideals of D.C. residents.
“With [the influx of]
newer White residents
comes the inescapable
redistribution of city politics
toward the national norm,
including greater Republican
political power,” Morris said.
“Although the evidence of
increased Republican power
has been perceptible for some
time, the recent second place
showing of the Republican
at-large council candidate is
likely a harbinger of political
times to come in the very near
The 2010 census revealed
that D.C. has lost its Black
majority, while Hispanic and
White populations continue to
grow. Since 2000, the Black
population decreased by 11.5
percent, and the Hispanic
population increased to a
total of 9,796, while there are
50,286 more Whites.
Orange still managed to
gain the majority of votes in
Wards 5, 7, and 8—populated
mostly by Blacks—with
Mara picking up 563 votes
combined in all three wards.
Whether potential political
corruption or the growing
Through May 22 F I N A L DAY S population of minorities
affected the outcome of the
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and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.
I still will receive more
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votes than Republican votes,”
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he predicted.
Absentee ballots are still
being tallied for an accurate
count. Initial results after
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A mother holds a special place in her

Ruth Pullen and her children’s hearts. With today’s blended
daughter Cynthia Jones families, a mother’s role is not defined by
natural birth, but a woman who has taken
on the role of mentor, provider and nur-
turer. This often includes grandmothers,
aunts, cousins and foster moms.
The AFRO set out to ask children what Irvin Solomon,
they love about their moms in honor of
Denise Dixon,
Mother’s Day.
Sharon Eaton,
Wanda Reed and
Amelia Tabron
Katila, Delores
and Malik Gales
“ My mother is compassionate, with a heart of gold.
She’s always there as a constant force in my life. She’s “To know and love a woman of her stature is awesome.
the matriarch of our family and we treat her like the What a blessing to have her as a mother. She’ll give you
queen she is.” something she can’t live without – her heart.”

Aliyah Schools,
Tiffany Davis-
Schools and Sean
Malik loves his mom because she feeds him
Fruity Pebbles cereal and milk. Katila loves
her mom because “mommy loves” her.

Jordan Eversley, Kyesha Huff

and Justin Eversley
Erin and Pat Grier
Justin Eversley stated that his mother means everything to him. He
loves his mother because she is a great mother. She cooks for him and
helps him with his homework. Jordan agrees with his little brother,
Justin, that he likes mommy’s cooking. But, Jordan finds his love for his Aliyah, 8, shared that her mom means a lot to her. She
mommy because she lets him and his brother sleep with her. loves her mom because she is supportive and protective.
Sean, 5, loves relaxing in bed with his mom.

“She’s nice.
She gives me
lots of things
and she’s
Wordchard and Marie Faustin
Wilbert Reid and
Denise Williams
“ She’s the best mom I could have.
What do I need to describe?”
“She’s always
been on top of
me and kept me
Connie Tolbert
and Florence Bennett

Photos by
“I love and admire my mom for her Danita Delaney
strength, her ability to rise to the and Bill Tabron
occasion of any challenge and her warm
loving nature. She is my rock and always
Shirley Johnson encourages me to be my best. People tell
and Rosalyn Stewart me that I am a fun-loving, happy person. “She spoils me. When I ask her
I can only attribute these traits to the
for something, she says, ‘No.’
woman who taught me tolerance and the
“My mom’s generosity and her soul Then she turns around and gets
importance to live my truth no matter Veronica McDonald
food Sundays... helps keep our family what obstacles you encounter in life. Mom it for me anyway.”
connected.” is a mother of seven children, all raised in
and Hydeaia Hale
love and we all love her unconditionally.”

Johnnee, age, 8, stated

that her mommy is loving Taya, age, 6,
and caring. She loves “She’s a professor likes her mom’s
her mommy because she and she’s fun.” beautiful
is beautiful and nice. clothes and
Johnnee wishes everyone loves when she
a Happy Mother’s Day. assists her with
brushing her

Porche R. Elliott and

Johnnee Thersa Peters Imani and Laura Dorsey-Elson Tashe and Taya Spencer
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Business By contrast, paper checks account each year for

approximately one quarter of overdrafts. And, some
banks pump up the number of fees they can charge
by manipulating the order in which they subtract

New CRL Consumer Survey: charges during the daily balance.

While banks push a questionable product on
their customers, they fail to clearly convey the free
High Pressure Tactics, Confusion Lead and low-cost options to overdraft such as linking
checking and savings accounts or low-cost lines of

to Customers Choosing Overdraft

By Charlene Crowell declined it (67 percent),
credit. Neither do banks consistently make clear to
customers that overdraft fees are assessed for each
transaction under these programs.
NNPA Columnist strongly suggests there is Sadly for many customers, it is only when they
little customer interest in the review a bank statement that they realize how many
In August 2010, the Federal Reserve Board directed product itself. Rather it is the overdraft fees have been charged within a billing
banks to seek customer approval before enrolling them in marketing manipulations and cycle. Multiple fees totaling several hundred dollars
high-cost overdraft coverage. Now nearly a year later, a aggressive sales tactics that in a given month particularly affect consumers with
new survey by the Center for Responsible Lending finds together that are pressuring low bank balances and those who live paycheck-to-
there are still lingering consumer misperceptions as to what bank customers to accept Stock Image paycheck.
consumers believe they were actually signing up for. Among overdraft. If public monies could be used to rescue banks
consumers who opted in to overdraft, 64 percent thought they CRL’s new survey findings may suggest that given the in financial crisis, it seems reasonable for banks to change
were getting coverage to avoid bounced checks even though banks’ ability to manipulate current disclosure requirements, their own operations in ways that won’t cause consumers
overdraft only affects debit card and ATM transactions. For perhaps disclosure alone is not enough. A new or enhanced unnecessary financial crises.
other survey respondents, overdraft enrollment was chosen as role for regulators might be the appropriate remedy.
a means to stop a barrage of solicitations in varying forms. Unfair overdraft fees, at an average of $34 per usage, are Charlene Crowell is the Center for Responsible Lending’s
Comparing the difference between the numbers of bank a boon for the banks totaling $24 billion each year. Debit communications manager for state policy and outreach. She
customers choosing overdraft (33 percent) with those who card transactions are the most common trigger for overdrafts. can be reached at:

Community So, on May 21, hundreds

of residents from Ward 4 and
the surrounding communities
are expected to gather at
Colbert said she is
expecting as many as 800
people at the event.
healthy eating and living habits
and teach our people how to
make more healthy choices
instead of spending money on
Howard University, Petworth Community Emery Recreation Center,
5701 Georgia Ave., for a day
There will be cooking
demonstrations as chefs and
more frivolous items.”
Dr. Wayne Frederick,
Sponsor Day of Health, Food and Fun of fun, food, and most of
all health during Petworth
local merchants show ways
to prepare tasty and healthy
who oversees the Howard
University Faculty Practice
Community Health Awareness foods. In addition, there will Plan, said Howard’s
Day in Association with be lots of fun, prizes and participation is part of the
a little idea that has grown
Howard University. games, including a hoola university’s ongoing effort to
into the big event.
Dozens of Howard hoop contest and a fitness give back.
Lisa Colbert was on her
University physicians and obstacle course. “We have never lost sight
way to work one December
health care professionals “We’ve designed it so of our mission, which is to
morning when her neighbor,
will provide free screenings people can get their health eliminate the health disparity
Gwendolyn Matthews,
and testing for a variety of checked and really get good between African-Americans
stopped her with an idea
health concerns – diabetes, health care information,” she and the large community,”
“We need to have a
blood pressure, obesity, HIV, said, “but it also has a lot of Frederick said. “This is who
community health day,”
dentistry, hearing and others fun components. There’s we are.”
she told Colbert, who was
issues. something for everybody,
then vying for a spot on the
Meanwhile, fitness and kids, adults – everybody. So, For additional information
Advisory Neighborhood Cooking demonstration
physical rehabilitation experts it should be a really fun as or to become a sponsor,
will demonstrate ways to well as educational. contact Commissioner Lisa
Matthews was so with Colbert, who in assuming office, she presented
reduce stress and improve “In the end, we hope it Colbert at lisacolbertanc@
passionate about the idea January became an ANC the idea to the commission,
health through massage and will increase the awareness of or 202.200.0144.
that the concept stuck commissioner. After which adopted it.

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Just Wanna Testify Book Review on

New Blog Tackles Age-Old Relationship

Questions with Hint of Humor
By Courtney A. Bonaparte different things about relationships. We Mindstream Radio, has garnered positive
Special to the AFRO would always have opposing views,” said reactions from its readers and received over
Prince, founder of the blog. “We truly 20,000 hits since its launch in February.
To some the spring season signifies represent the average, everyday working “From our peers it’s been nothing but
the start of new things. Flowers are in male and female within our age range.” praise,” said Ashiru. He attributed the
bloom and love is definitely in the air. But The blog stemmed from conversations blog’s success to its humorous, no-holds-
whether it be striking up a new romance Ashiru, an IT specialist and Towson barred approach to relationships and their
or simply rekindling an old flame, those University alum, and Prince, an editor myriad complexities. “This is not a site
looking for love often need help navigating and Morgan State graduate, would have where you are going to get statistics and
the dating scene. about relationships while in college. They these Dr. Phil facts,” said Ashiru. “We hit
District-area bloggers Lillian Prince and joined forces to publicly explore dating and you with a comedic twist.”
Lanre Ashiru, both 27, have created the relationships with a lighthearted forum. While the site’s target audience is D.C.-
perfect forum to air out all the confusion Although they don’t claim to be experts, area professionals in their late 20s and early
surrounding dating, sex, and relationships Prince and Ashiru offer raw and honest 30s, the duo have snagged the attention of
with The site, which responses to their readers’ questions. Web surfers well into their 40s and others
aims to determine whether men and women Describing themselves as charismatic living outside of the metropolitan region.
share more commonalities than differences, writers, the blog offers humorous and The blog proves their approach could
takes a “Venus versus Mars” stance with insightful posts about relationships like be universal and continues to create waves
dashes of humor. The blog also allows “Top 10 Pet Peeves,” while readers among daters in the DMV area.
readers to raise questions that are answered can submit their own horrific dating
For more information visit allhesayshesay. founder Lillian by the bloggers and other readers as well. experiences in the “Disaster Date” section. com and follow Prince and Ashiru on Twitter @
Prince and site blogger Lanre Ashiru Courtesy Photo “Just as friends do, we would discuss The site, which was featured on

Veteran Performer Ben Vereen Continues to Shine

By Gregory Dale interview. “It’s been very addictions,” Vereen said. “I come to Baltimore to perform be inspired, uplifted and set few productions currently in
AFRO Staff Writer lucrative and I’ve been very went through a whole gamut at the Edward A. Myerberg free,” Vereen said, speaking the works.
blessed to go this way.” of life…When you lose a Senior Center’s annual about the event. “I’ve been blessed in
With his bubbling But while he’s experienced child, you never get over that, fundraising gala at the Beth Though he’s already everything that I’ve done,”
personality and his undeniable a great deal of success you just learn to live with it. El Congregation Center. appeared in a myriad of Vereen said. Life is good…
talent, Ben Vereen has throughout his tenure in show It’s a scar that’s permanent.” The event will raise funds productions, television shows It’s been a good run.”
undoubtedly captured the business, he’s also endured a Then, a few years later, he for the center and allows and movies, Vereen’s résumé
hearts of many throughout his considerable amount of tough was involved in an accident it to continue its service to continues to expand. In The Edward A. Meyerberg
35-year career. times. that left him countless injuries over 5,000 seniors in the February, he released his first Center will present ‘An
He wowed audiences with In the late ‘80s, Vereen’s and forced him to go through community. At the gala, CD, Ben Vereen Stepping out Evening with Ben Vereen’
his Broadway performances in life was shaken up after his months of rehabilitation. He Vereen will perform many of Live, which comprises many on May 16 at the Beth
Jesus Christ Superstar, Jelly’s daughter was killed in a car explained that through these his Broadway hits and also of his most famous Broadway El Congregation. For
Last Jam and Hair, and won accident. The incident experiences, he ultimately speak to audiences about his selections. Also, this summer more information and to
a prestigious Tony Award cast him adrift in a relied on God to get him life and career. will mark his return to purchase tickets, visit: www.
for his role in Pippin. sea of despair through. “[Attendees] can expect to Broadway, as he has quite a
Additionally, he’s appeared and caused him “I just realized that by
in a string of television to pick up a drug myself, I could do nothing,
shows, including the habit. but there’s a power greater
classic Roots, in which he “I fell into than myself that could restore
played the memorable role me if I trust it,” Vereen said.
of Chicken George. “[I] laid in the seed of prayer
Vereen got his start and surrender.”
in theater at a young Adding to his string
age and explained of hardships, he was later
that throughout his diagnosed with diabetes. But
life, the arts are after putting his misfortunes
what have kept him behind him, he pushed
grounded. forward and used the lessons
“The arts was he learned to help inspire
the one thing that and encourage others. He
helped me make has become one of the
decisions in my life most requested speakers on
and what direction the lecture circuit among
to go to,” Vereen told Ben Vereen audiences of all ages.
the AFRO in a recent Courtesy Photo On May 16, Vereen will

Reader’s Corner
‘Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building how much more we can potentially learn
Success from Failure’ from our mistakes than from our successes.
By Kam Williams In this warts-and-all memoir, Tavis owns
Special to the AFRO up to a number of embarrassing doozies,
ranging from getting arrested for writing
“If they’re being honest, most people bad checks, to padding his timesheets at a
who have ever succeeded in any human job, to graduating 15 years late from college
endeavor will tell you they learned more because he flunked a course the second
from their failures than they ever learned semester of his senior year. He also admits
from their successes… Failure is an to mooching off former NFL great Jim
inevitable part of the human condition… Brown when he first arrived in Los Angeles
Through my scars, I have been blessed to and to almost moving back home to Indiana
arrive at a place I never imagined. dead broke when, as Gladys Knight sings it,
When you take the time to learn your “L.A. proved too much for the man.”
lessons, when you use those lessons as What I found most fascinating,
stepping-stones to climb even higher than nevertheless, is hearing Tavis expound on
you were before, you transcend failure – you some of his more public falls from grace,
‘fail up.’ In this book, I detail 20 of the most such as being fired by BET Chairman Bob
impactful lessons of my life…I’m a witness. Johnson, being called a “House [N-word]”
You CAN fail up!” by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and,
– Excerpted from the Introduction (pgs. perhaps most painfully, being rejected by
ix-xvii) much of the Black community for his failure
to embrace Barack Obama during the 2008
Given Tavis Smiley’s lofty status as the presidential race.
talk show, one might not suspect that he’d AND DWAYNE JOHNSON MUSICBY BRIAN TYLER BASED ON CHARACTERS
heartfelt fashion in a chapter entitled, “When
suffered any setbacks over the course of his Everybody Turns against You.” There he
meteoric rise. But contrary to appearances, reflects upon the tears spilt after being

the accomplished broadcaster /entrepreneur thrown under the campaign bus by fans and
/publisher /philanthropist /author has colleagues alike, including radio DJ Tom
definitely taken his share of missteps on his Joyner, a longtime friend and colleague, who
way to the top. all but predicted his professional demise. Watch a Sneak Peek* of When you oWn
And now he’s decided to mark his 20th But to his credit, Tavis has not only *via BD-Live ™ on internet-connecteD BLu-ray ™ pLayers Beginning 4/12/11

anniversary in the business by writing a survived but flourished mightily. In fact, the
how-to, or should I say a how-not-to book
recounting 20 of the biggest blunders he’s
brother proves himself here to be humble
enough to air his most humiliating faux
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pas so they might serve as cautionary tales
exercise is ostensibly to give hope to the for anyone contemplating following in his
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Redskins Celebrate at Annual Draft Party

12 NFL Draft picks generate excitement for Washington’s future prospects
By Stephen D. Riley they come in here and stink stars including Brian Orakpo, Sixth Round, No. 178 (from
By AFRO Staff Writer so we’re back to the drawing Trent Williams and LaRon Houston): Aldrick Robinson,
board. Change is great.” Landry returning, Washington WR, SMU; Seventh Round,
The Washington Redskins Through a series of is set to enter the 2011 season No. 213: Brandyn Thompson,
wrapped up the 2011 NFL maneuvers, the Redskins as a team well on its way to DB, Boise State; Seventh
Draft with their annual draft selected a total of 12 players rebuilding. The Redskins Round, No. 217 (from
day party at FedEx Field on in this year’s draft, the highest still haven’t found their Miami): Maurice Hurt, OL,
April 30. To the delight of number of any team and their quarterback of the future, Florida; Seventh Round, No.
many in attendance, fans biggest collection since 1982. but all signs point to a team 224 (from Indianapolis):
were treated to performances “We did extremely well,” finally headed in the right Markus White, LB, Florida
from the Redskins marching said Gary Jones Sr., draft day direction. State; Seventh Round, No. Courtesy Photo/Clemson University

band and cheerleaders as well party attendee and 62-year- “I felt we got 12 quality 253 (compensatory): Chris Clemson University tackle Jarvis Jenkins was drafted by
as a tour of the locker room old Redskin devotee. “When players and improved the Neild, DT, West Virginia. the Redskins in the second round of the 2011 draft.
and a meet-and-greet with a you draft that many players, overall depth of our team,”
selection of Redskins players,
past and present. Barbecue,
something has got to stick.
Hopefully these young guys
Washington coach Mike
Shanahan told reporters. Morgan State Knocks Off Howard,
15-9; Remains In Second-Place
children’s games and a live can come in and contribute.” “You’re not going to be able
audio feed of the remaining Washington’s 2011 draft to address all of your needs,
rounds of the draft also helped will go down as the year the but we have a board and we
to entertain the many families team returned to basics and stayed true to that and drafted By Kevin Paige
who came to FedEx Field refocused on the draft. This some good players.” Special to the AFRO
on a beautiful spring day in year’s haul, led by first-round
Landover, Md. pick Ryan Kerrigan, is an Washington’s 2011 draft class: A day after being swept by Howard in a doubleheader to drop
Both die-hard fans and assortment of talented and First Round, No. 16 its first season series against a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
more casual supporters are hardworking players who (from Jacksonville): Ryan (MEAC) opponent this year, the Lady Bears responded with a
among those who attend will have a legitimate shot Kerrigan, DE/LB, Purdue; 15-9 victory on May 1 over the Lady Bison at Banneker Field in
Washington’s annual draft at playing time as the team’s Second Round, No. 41: Jarvis Washington, D.C.
celebration. However, with roster undergoes some major Jenkins, DE/DT, Clemson; With the win, Morgan State managed to salvage a game out
all eyes focused on the 2011 transition. After releasing Third Round, No. 79 (from of three against Howard and retained its second-place slot in the
season, both groups were all running back Clinton Portis Miami): Leonard Hankerson, league standings. The win also ended a 12-game losing skid to the
smiles over Washington’s in late February, and with the WR, Miami; Fourth Round, Lady Bison and was Morgan State’s second win over Howard in
latest coups. expected releases this summer No. 105 (from Houston): the past 16 meetings dating back to the 2007 season.
“I like the approach,” of last year’s prize addition, Roy Helu, RB, Nebraska; Morgan State’s victory also ended 11 straight road losses at Courtesy Photos/MSU
said longtime Redskins fan quarterback Donovan Fifth Round, No. 146 (from Howard, dating back to the 2004 season and closed out the “Battle The Lady Bears
Dennard Marbury about what McNabb, and 2009’s big Miami): DeJon Gomes, DB, of the Beltway” rivalry against the Lady Bison at Banneker Field, softball team sits in
appears to be a new draft splash, Albert Haynesworth, Nebraska; Fifth Round, No. as next season Howard will begin playing their home games at a second place of the
design by Washington. “We the Redskins are in the market 155 (from New Orleans): new facility. MEAC with only one
normally trade away our for a new team identity. Niles Paul, WR, Nebraska; The Lady Bears (15-23, 8-4 MEAC) series of games left
picks to get some guy who With 12 new prospects and a Sixth Round, No. 177: Evan were led by Gabrielle Gomez, who in the regular season
used to be a superstar. Then, collection of young, talented Royster, RB, Penn State; drove in a game-high 4RBI and went scheduled against No 1
3-for-5 at the plate with two runs seed Delaware State on
scored. Lydia Walther-Rodriguez May 7.

(2RBI, three runs) and Devina Brown
“ (two runs, RBI) also went 3-for-5 on the day for Morgan State
which increased its hold on second-place in the league standings by
two games over Howard and Hampton, who are tied for third.

Mike Sampson, JOBLO
Jordan Eades earned the win and improved to 11-17 on the
season. Eades, who pitched her 17th complete game of the season,
surrendered nine runs on 14 hits and had three walks and no
strikeouts. Eades was backed by Morgan’s offense, which scored
15 runs on 15 hits and had 14 RBI.
“ONE OF THE MOST SATISFYING The Lady Bison, who knocked out 14 hits to score nine runs, also committed six errors.
Robinson led Howard with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate, driving in 4RBI and scored
ROMANTIC COMEDIES TO COME three runs. Rebecca Kirshner went 2-for-3 with a run scored and 2RBI.
Morgan State will now get ready for its season finale, as they host first-place Delaware
State in a three-game MEAC series next weekend at Lois T. Murray Field. The series, which
gets underway with a doubleheader on Saturday, May 7, followed by a single game on Sunday,
May 8 will be for the MEAC North Division title. The Saturday series will be Morgan State
“BRIDESMAIDS REACHES LEVELS OF Epilepsy Awareness Games, and Sunday’s contest will mark Senior Day and the final home
game for Megan Johnson and Tamra Griffin at Lois T. Murray Field.
LIKE THESE HAVEN’T REACHED IN Mosley vs. Pacquiao Fight Only Days Away
OVER A DECADE.” By AFRO Staff Mosley enjoys a clear size advantage over
Peter Sciretta, SLASHFILM Pacquiao, but the Filipino boxing icon is no
The biggest professional boxing match of stranger to fighting bigger boxers. Pacquiao has
the year so far is scheduled for May 7, a fight made a living fighting boxers that are larger
between former lightweight, welterweight than him, but none of his opponents have been
and middleweight champion Shane Mosley able to match his speed in the ring. Mosley,
and current No. 1 boxer Manny Pacquiao. however, not only has size but also possesses
The boxers will square off at the MGM Grand speed that Pacquiao isn’t used to facing.
Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. It will air on Pay-Per- “Manny is going to come forward and I will
View, followed by a re-airing on Showtime on hit him on the chin at some point,” Mosley told
May 14. ESPN, recalling how he used his speed to hurt
According to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
reports, Pacquiao, with a hook during
32, is favored to their fight last year.
win the fight against “His defense is not
39-year-old Mosley. like Floyd’s. Manny
Yet, Mosley feels will come at me, and I
he will surprise will knock him out.”
naysayers and end Pacquiao
Pacquiao’s five-year acknowledged the
run of domination speed and skill shown
in the boxing by Mosley in hurting
world. Mosley’s Mayweather, but also
former promoter, said Mosley didn’t
Cedric Kushner, finish the job against
feels the same way. a hurt Mayweather
“Absolutely, Shane AP Photo/Chris Carlson when he fought him,
has a chance to Manny Pacquiao, center, of the Philippines, and lost, in 2010.
ANNIE MUMOLO “I 20. Pacquiao is scheduled to defend his title would have knocked
don’t wish to speak in against Shane Mosley on May 7 in Las Vegas. Mayweather out. “I
riddles so I’ll make it saw [how Mosley hit
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compensation. selection of affordable February 1, 2011 with a will, District of Columbia
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whereabouts are unknown
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HELP WANTED shall enter their appearance 2011ADM380
prepaid Holiday Real Estate.
1-800-638-2102. Online
in this proceeding. Objec-
tions to such appointment (or
to the probate of decedent´s
Gerda S. Buttinelli
Drivers- No Experi- reservations: will) shall be filed with the 2801 New Mexico Ave
ence ~ No Problem. Register of Wills, D.C., 515 NW #620
100% 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001, on
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AUTOMOBILE WATERFRONT shall be presented to the
undersigned with a copy to NOTICE TO
progam. Trainers Earn
DONATION up to 49¢ per mile!
HOMES the Register of Wills or filed CREDITORS
with the Register of Wills with AND NOTICE TO
a copy to the undersigned, on
Pocomoke Sound, 1 or before November 6, 2011,
or be forever barred. Persons
Agostino S. Buttinelli Sr, (Estates)
DONATE VEHICLE: whose address is 2801 New
mile to Chesapeake. 20 believed to be heirs or
Receive $1000 GRO-
acres, 10 yr. old 5 BR legatees of the decedent who
Mexico Avenue NW, #602,
Washington DC 20007 was 202-879-9460/61
do not receive a copy of this
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appointed personal repre-
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inform the Register of Wills,
including name, address and
on January 19, 2011 with a PROBATE NOTICES
Shelters. Advanced OTR, Regional & Dedi- relationship.
will, and will serve without
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will) shall be filed with the 1. Domestic $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
COLUMBIA title in fee
Register of Wills, D.C., 515 PROPERTIES Yvonne Makell 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor 2. Foreign $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 Civil
3 weeks
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a copy to the undersigned, on Superior Court of vices, LLC;VLK, LLC;
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the District of $ Fabco Investment Corp.
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including name, address and
FAMILY COURT 2010ADM1156 sonal representatives,
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Hall or Olde Mill Pointe. Decedent the District of Decedent grantees, assigns or
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successor sin right, title,
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persons having or
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Washington, D.C. claiming to have any inter-
www.heartlandexpress. from water frontage 5530 Wisconsin Ave.
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Administration No. AND NOTICE TO simple in the Property de-
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Agostino S. Buttinelli
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to serene pond settings, 20815 Representative
a. Absent Court of
Defendant Bessie S. Page
Mame Diarra Cisse, whose $ 150.000035,more commonly
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$3,000 BONUS, new from lush forest to roll- Attorney 202-271-5908 b. Absolute Divorce Decedent $ 150.00
200 block of Valley Avenue,
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Candy All for $9995. NOTICE TO 20001-2131 APPOINTMENT, tive of the estate of Umar
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one bill, one ad place- 9471 and offer ocean access, 20016 was appointed per- 20001-2131 NOTICE OF There
ville MD is no flat
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shall be presented to the whereabouts are unknown notice by mail within 25 days
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MISC., undersigned with a copy to
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shall enter their appearance presented to the under- of its first publication shall so boundary of 229 Valley Ave-
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Career. FAA approved of its first publication shall so
made upon Robert Chuey II,
shall be presented to the Mame Diarra Cisse
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erty. (Strike preceding sen- legatees of the decedent who Afro-American SUPERIOR COURT OF insertion copy of property
this Or-
your RV on site all year. 823-6729. Reporter
tence if no personal prop- do not receive a copy of this Washington Law THE DISTRICT OF andinvesting
der in the Plaintiff
the Washington Afro-a
Jeffrey L. Rowan notice by mail within 25 days Reporter COLUMBIA title in fee simple.
American, having a general
$1500 includes water, Personal
of its first publication shall so CIVIL DIVISION circulation in the J.E. Beshouri
District of
electric & sewage. 3 MISC. / Representative
Claims against the decedent
inform the Register of Wills,
Kelvin W. Page
Personal Civil Action No. Columbia, once Magistrate
a week Judge

may be presented to the


202-966-7576 including name, address and (Signed in chambers)

trailers on site for sale. TRAINING TYPESET:
TRUE TEST COPYWed May 04 the
undersigned and filed with
Register EDT 2011
of Wills for the relationship.
08-6085 L(RP)
(Action Involving
three successive weeks, no-
tifying all persons 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
Call 410-957-1866 or REGISTER OF WILLS
District of Columbia, 500 In- Date of Publication: TRUE TEST COPY Real Property in the real property described
5/6, 5/13, 5/20
d i a n a A v e n u e , N . W. , May 6, 2011 TYPESET:
10:52:14 Inc.EDT 2011 above to appear in this court
email lakesomerset@ MASSAGE THERA-
Washington, D.C. 20001 Name of newspaper: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 Plaintiff by the 29th day of June,
PY – Learn fast, earn Superior Court of Visit our the District of within 6 months from the date Afro-American
Washington Law
v. 2011, and redeem the real
website www.lakesom- fast. Financial aid if District of Columbia
of first publication of this no-
Reporter Superior Court of
Havilah Real Property Ser-
vices, LLC;VLK, LLC;
property by payment of
$1,056.40, together with in-
tice. (Strike preceding sen- qualified. A new career PROBATE DIVISION tence if no real estate.) Gail J. Stark the District of Fabco Investment Corp. terest from the date the real
is at your fingertips. Call Washington, D.C. Mary K. Robitaille Personal District of Columbia ;Mayor and Attorney Gen- property tax certificate was
20001-2131 Personal Representative(s) Representative PROBATE DIVISION eral of the District of purchased; court costs; rea-
Centura College Administration No. 301-649-1860 301-345-4153 Washington, D.C. Columbia; sonable attorney´s fees; ex-
TRUE TEST COPY All unknown owners of the penses incurred in the pub-
FURNITURE 877-206-3353 2011ADM356 TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER WILLSMay 04 10:50:53 20001-2131
EDT 2011 property described below, lication and service of
Rufus Williams Date of first publication: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 Administration No. their heirs, devisees,per- process; reasonable fees for
Decedent May 6, 2011 2010ADM1156 sonal representatives, title search; all other amounts
Cherry Bedroom Set. MOUNTAIN Sandy V. Lee Name of newspapers and/or
Superior Court of
Umar Hassan Yusuf executors, administrators,
g r a n t e e s , a s s i g n s o r
paid by Plaintiff in accor-
Solid Wood, never used, 4701 Melbourne Place periodical: Decedent dance with the provisions of

brand new in factory

PROPERTY College Park MD The Daily Washington Law the District of NOTICE OF successor sin right, title, D.C. Code §§ 47-1361 and
20740 Reporter District of Columbia APPOINTMENT, interest and any and all 47-1377 (2001 ed.), and all
p e r s o n s h a v i n g o r outstanding municipal lien
boxes. English Dovetail. Attorney
TYPESET: Wed May 04
Newspaper 10:48:50 EDT 2011
Washington, D.C. claiming to have any inter- amounts due and owing on
Original cost $4500. Sell MTN..BARGAIN! NOTICE OF 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 20001-2131
CREDITORS est inthe leasehold or fee the aforementioned real
APPOINTMENT, AND NOTICE TO simple in the Property de- property - or answer the com-
for $895. Can deliver. 92 AC/STREAM..- Administration No. UNKNOWN HEIRS TYPESET:
scribed as Wed
Square May
6153 Lot 04 11:02:38 EDT 2011
plaint, or, thereafter, a final
$89,900 Was $144,900. NOTICE TO
Call Tom 240-482-8721 CREDITORS Superior Court of 2011ADM383 Mame Diarra Cisse, whose 0035,more commonly judgment will be entered
Beautiful blend of roll- AND NOTICE TO the District of Bessie S. Page address is 6733 New Hamp- known as a vacant lotin the foreclosing the right of re-
District of Columbia Decedent shire Avenue, #312, Takoma 200 block of Valley Avenue, demption in the real property
LEATHER LIVING ing fields & gorgeous UNKNOWN HEIRS
PROBATE DIVISION Attorney Park MD 20912 was ap-
southwest OF
and vesting in the Plaintiff a
Ruth Williams-Lee, whose
ROOM SET. In origi- hardwoods with lots of address is 912 Othman Washington, D.C. NOTICE OF pointed personal representa- boundary
the northeast
COLUMBIA 25 feet
boundary of
from title in fee simple.
tive of the estate of Umar J.E. Beshouri
nal plastic, never used. wildlife! Hiking & ATV Drive, Ft. Washington MD 20001-2131 APPOINTMENT, Hassan Yusuf, who died on 229
Civil Action No. SE, and Magistrate Judge
trails throughout. Long 20744 was appointed per- Administration No. NOTICE TO December 14, 2009 without a whose08-6085 northeast boundary (Signed in chambers)
Orig price $3000, Sac- sonal representative of the 2011ADM379 CREDITORS will, and will serve without l i e s(Action
2 5 f eInvolving
et from the 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
rifice $975. Can deliver. frontage on mtn stream estate of Rufus Williams, Willie Winthrop Stark, AND NOTICE TO Court supervision. All un- southwest boundary
Real Property of 237
who died on September 5,
Call Bill 301-841-7565 for a relaxing sound that 2010 with a will, and will Jr UNKNOWN HEIRS known heirs and heirs whose Bukfol, Valley Inc.
ington, DC
Avenue, SE,Wash-
Decedent Kelvin Page, whose address whereabouts are unknown Plaintiff
onlynature can provide! serve without Court supervi-
is 1039 Higgins Way Hyatts- shall enter their appearance v.Defendants
sion. All unknown heirs and NOTICE OF in this proceeding. Objec- Havilah ORDER OF Ser-
Easy access. Excellent ville MD 20782, was ap- Real Property
owner financing. Call
heirs whose whereabouts
are unknown shall enter their
pointed personal representa- tions to such appointment v i c e sPUBLICATION , LLC;VLK, LLC; SUBSCRIBE
HEALTH CARE appearance in this proceed- CREDITORS
tive of the estate of Bessie S. shall be filed with the Regis- Fabco In accordanceInvestment withCorp. D.C.
now 877-526-3764 ing. Objections to such Page, who died on January ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th ;Mayor Code §47-1375,
and Attorney the object Gen- of
AND NOTICE TO 5, 2011 without a will, and will Street, N.W., 3rd Floor eral this proceeding
of the District is to secure of appointment (or to the pro-
UNKNOWN HEIRS serve without Court supervi- Washington, D.C. 20001, on Columbia; the foreclosure of the right of
bate of decedent´s will) shall
be filed with the Register of Gail J. Stark, whose address sion. All unknown heirs and or before November 6, 2011. All redemption
unknowninowners the following
of the
Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, is 10105 Baltimore Avenue, heirs whose whereabouts Claims against the decedent property real property, locatedbelow,
described in the
#3207, College Park, MD are unknown shall enter their shall be presented to the District of Columbia
their heirs, devisees,per- and sold
N.W., 3rd Floor Washington,
D.C. 20001, on or before 20740 was appointed per- appearance in this proceed- undersigned with a copy to sonal by the Mayor to the Plaintiff in
sonal representative of the ing. Objections to such the Register of Wills or filed executors,
this action,administrators,
described as
November 6, 2011. Claims
against the decedent shall be estate of Willie Winthrop appointment (or to the pro- with the Register of Wills with gSquare r a n t e e6153
s , aLot s s i0035
g n s and or
the action hereinafter set
Ordered any interested per-
son to show cause why the
provisions of the lost or de-
stroyed will dated November
5, 1998 should not be ad-
mitted to probate as ex-
pressed in the petition.
The Afro-American, May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011, The Afro-American B7
Register of Wills
May 04
Clerk of the Probate Division
Date of FirstEDT 2011
April 29, 2011
Names of Newspapers:
Superior Court of Superior Court of Washington Law Reporter
the District of Washington
the District of AFRO-AMERICAN
District of Columbia District of Columbia Joan M. Wilbon &
Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. 1120 Connecticut Ave.
20001-2131 20001-2131 NW. Suite 1020
Administration No. Administration No. Washington DC 20036
2011352 2011ADM344 202-737-7458
Signature of
Gladys A. Bettis James Edward Wood TYPESET: Wed May 04
Petitioners/Attorney 11:08:26 EDT 2011
Decedent Decedent 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
Dena C. Feeney Esq W. Alton Lewis Esq
1010 Wayne Avenue 1450 Mercantile Lane
Suite 220 Superior Court of
Suite 155 the District of
Silver Spring MD Largo, MD 20774
20910 District of Columbia
Attorney NOTICE OF
NOTICE OF Washington, D.C.
APPOINTMENT, 20001-2131
NOTICE TO Administration No.
AND NOTICE TO Alma M. Strange
UNKNOWN HEIRS F l o r e n c e G i n w r i g h t , W. Alton Lewis, Esq
Doris Hanford and whose address is 1710 D 1450 Mercantile Lane
Wanda Brownlee, whose Street, SE Washington Suite 155
address are 754 Ken- DC 20003, was ap-
nedy Street NE, Largo, Maryland
pointed personal repre- 20774
Washington DC 20011, sentative of the estate of Attorney
and 10919 Jarboe Ave- James Edward Wood,
nue, Silver Spring MD NOTICE OF
who died on March 21, APPOINTMENT,
20902, respectively were 1995 without a Will. All
appointed personal re- NOTICE TO
unknown heirs and heirs CREDITORS
presentative(s) of the whose whereabouts are
estate of Gladys A. Bet- AND NOTICE TO
unknown shall enter their UNKNOWN HEIRS
tis, who died on October appearance in this
25, 2010 with a will, and Shelore Ann Cary Wil-
proceeding. Objections liams, whose address is
will serve (with, without) to such appointment (or 3215 13th Street, NW
Court supervision. All un- to the probate of de- Washington DC 20010
known heirs and heirs cedent´s will) shall be was appointed personal
whose whereabouts are filed with the Register of representative of the
unknown shall enter their Wills, D.C., 515 5th
appearance in this estate of Alma M.
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Strange, who died on
proceeding. Objections Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
to such appointment (or December 26, 2009 with
20001, on or before a will, and will serve with-
to the probate of de- O c t o b e r 2 9 , 2 0 11 . out Court supervision. All
cedent´s will) shall be Claims against the de- unknown heirs and heirs
filed with the Register of cedent shall be pre- whose whereabouts are
Wills, D.C., 515 5th sented to the under- unknown shall enter their
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor signed with a copy to the a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Register of Wills or filed proceeding. Objections
20001, on or before with the Register of Wills to such appointment (or
O c t o b e r 2 9 , 2 0 11 . with a copy to the under- to the probate of de-
Claims against the de- signed, on or before cedent´s will) shall be
cedent shall be pre- October 29, 2011, or be filed with the Register of
sented to the under- forever barred. Persons Wills, D.C., 515 5th
signed with a copy to the believed to be heirs or Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Register of Wills or filed legatees of the decedent W a s h i n g t o n , D . C .
with the Register of Wills who do not receive a 20001, on or before
with a copy to the under- copy of this notice by mail O c t o b e r 2 2 , 2 0 11 .
signed, on or before within 25 days of its first Claims against the de-
October 29, 2011, or be publication shall so in- cedent shall be pre-
forever barred. Persons form the Register of
believed to be heirs or sented to the under-
Wills, including name, signed with a copy to the
legatees of the decedent address and relation- Register of Wills or filed
who do not receive a ship.
copy of this notice by mail with the Register of Wills
Date of Publication: with a copy to the under-
within 25 days of its first April 29, 2011
publication shall so in- signed, on or before
Name of newspaper: October 22, 2011, or be
form the Register of Afro-American
Wills, including name, forever barred. Persons
Washington Law believed to be heirs or
address and relation- Reporter
ship. legatees of the decedent
Florence Ginwright who do not receive a
Date of Publication: Personal copy of this notice by mail
April 29, 2011 Representative within 25 days of its first
Name of newspaper: 301-341-5577 publication shall so in-
Afro-American TRUE TEST COPY
Washington Law form the Register of
REGISTER Wed May 04 Wills,
WILLS 11:06:41 EDT 2011
including name,
Reporter 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 address and relation-
Doris Hanford
Wanda Brownlee ship.
Personal Superior Court of Date of Publication:
Representative the District of April 22, 2011
202-635-1762 District of Columbia Name of newspaper:
301-592-9091 PROBATE DIVISION Afro-American
TRUE TEST COPY Washington, D.C. Washington Law
20001-2131 Reporter
WILLS 11:04:44 EDT
Administration No.2011 Shelore Ann Cary
4/29, 5/6, 5/13
2011ADM327 Williams
Alonzo Ware Personal
OF WASHINGTON Attorney 202-387-0772
REGISTER Wed May 04 11:10:02 EDT 2011
Baby Boy Yarborough CREDITORS
Journey Christian Superior Court of
Yarborough, UNKNOWN HEIRS the District of
person under the Ruby L Willis, whose ad- District of Columbia
age of eighteen. dress is 1921 Lawrence PROBATE DIVISION
No.11-5-00019-6 Street NE, Washington Washington, D.C.
SUMMONS AND DC 20018 was appointed 20001-2131
NOTICE BY personal representative
PUBLICATION Administration No.
OF PETITION AND of the estate of Alonzo 2011ADM316
HEARING RE Ware, who died on Feb- Clotilde Durham
TERMINATION OF ruary 5, 2011 without a Smith
PARENT/CHILD will, and will serve with- Decedent
RELATIONSHIP out Court supervision. All Nicholas D. Ward
To: Christopher Jenkins: unknown heirs and heirs 1212 New York Ave.
There has been filed with the
Clerk of the Skagit County
whose whereabouts are NW
Superior Court, a Petition for unknown shall enter their Suite 1000
Termination of the Parent- appearance in this Washington DC 20005
Child Relationship, praying proceeding. Objections Attorney
that the parent/child relation- to such appointment NOTICE OF
ship between the father and shall be filed with the
the above-named children be
Register of Wills, D.C., NOTICE TO
You are hereby summoned to 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd CREDITORS
appear on the 3rd of June, Floor Washington, D.C. AND NOTICE TO
2011, at 9:00 a.m. at the 20001, on or before UNKNOWN HEIRS
Skagit County Superior O c t o b e r 2 9 , 2 0 11 . Barbara J. Durham,
Court, 205 W. Kincaid Street, Claims against the de- whose address is 1311
Mount Vernon, Washington, cedent shall be pre- Delaware Avenue, SW
room number to be an-
nounced, and defend against sented to the under- Apt S-229, Washington
the above-entitled action, an- signed with a copy to the DC 20024 was appointed
swer the Petitioner, and Register of Wills or filed personal representative
serve a copy of your answer with the Register of Wills of the estate of Clotilde
upon the undersigned at- with a copy to the under- Durham Smith, who died
torney for Petitioners at the signed, on or before on August 17, 2010 with
office listed below.
If you fail to do so, judgment
October 29, 2011, or be a will, and will serve with-
may be rendered against you forever barred. Persons out Court supervision. All
according to the request of believed to be heirs or unknown heirs and heirs
the Petition. legatees of the decedent whose whereabouts are
The child was born February who do not receive a unknown shall enter their
26, 2011. copy of this notice by mail a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s
The child´s mother is Cap- within 25 days of its first proceeding. Objections
ricia E. Yarborough.
YOUR FAILURE TO publication shall so in- to such appointment (or
APPEAR AT THE form the Register of to the probate of de-
HEARING MAY RESULT Wills, including name, cedent´s will) shall be
IN A DEFAUL ORDER address and relation- filed with the Register of
PERMANENTLY ship. Wills, D.C., 515 5th
TERMINATING ALL YOUR Date of Publication:
RIGHTS TO THE ABOVE- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
NAMED CHILD. April 29, 2011 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
Any non-consenting parent Name of newspaper: 20001, on or before
has a right to be represented Afro-American O c t o b e r 2 2 , 2 0 11 .
by an attorney, and an at- Washington Law Claims against the de-
torney will be appointed for Reporter cedent shall be pre-
an indigent parent who so re- Ruby L. Willis sented to the under-
You are further notified that
Personal signed with a copy to the
your failure to file a claim of Representative Register of Wills or filed
paternity within 30 days of TRUE TEST COPY with the Register of Wills
the first publication of this no- TYPESET:
May 04 with 11:07:29
a copy EDT
to the2011
tice or to respond to the Peti- 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 signed, on or before
tioner within 30 days of the
first publication of this notice
October 22, 2011, or be
is grounds to terminate your SUPERIOR COURT OF forever barred. Persons
parent/child relationship with THE DISTRICT OF believed to be heirs or
respect to the children, and COLUMBIA legatees of the decedent
such relief will be requested PROBATE DIVISION who do not receive a
at the court hearing stated copy of this notice by mail
above. Washington, D.C.
One method of filing your re- 20001-2131 within 25 days of its first
sponse and servicing a copy Administration No. publication shall so in-
of the Petitioner is to send it 2011ADM340 form the Register of
by Certified Mail with Return Estate of Wills, including name,
Receipt Requested. Dr. Burke Syphax address and relation-
DATED this 18th day of April, ship.
2011. Deceased
NOTICE OF Date of Publication:
/s/ Richard M. Sybrandy
RICHARD M. STANDARD April 22, 2011
SYBRANDY - PROBATE Name of newspaper:
WSBA #25114 Notice is hereby given that a Afro-American
Attorney for Petitioners petition has been filed in this Washington Law
4/29, 5/6, 5/13 Court by Gregory C. Syphax, Reporter
Stephen W. Syphax and Mi- Barbara J. Durham
chael B. Syphax for standard

probate, including the

appointment of one or more Representative
personal representative. Un- 202-554-0184
less a complaint or an objec- TRUE TEST COPY
tion in accordance with REGISTER OF WILLS
Superior Court Probate Di- 4/22, 4/29, 5/6
vision Rule 407 is filed in this
Court within 30 days from the
date of first publication of this
notice, the Court may take
the action hereinafter set
Ordered any interested per-
son to show cause why the
provisions of the lost or de-
stroyed will dated November
5, 1998 should not be ad- to advertise in
mitted to probate as ex-
pressed in the petition. the
Register of Wills
Clerk of the Probate Division
Date of First Publication AFRO
April 29, 2011
Names of Newspapers:
Washington Law Reporter
Joan M. Wilbon &
1120 Connecticut Ave.
B8 The Afro-American, May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011

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