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Legislator Travel Expenses News Analysis

Cost Maryland Taxpayers Obama got Osama – But Gets
By George Barnette
AFRO Staff Writer
Little Credit for Doing It
By George E. Curry
A Fox 5 News report on the expenses of state
legislators has triggered a strong reaction from many
major players in Prince George’s County. If Pakistan cannot or will
According to the report, many legislators cost the not take out these high-level
state thousands of taxpayer dollars in work-related terrorists targets and we
travel expenses, though many of them live less than have actionable intelligence
50 miles away from Annapolis. about where they are, then I
Over the past two years, several Prince George’s would take action to protect
County lawmakers have cost taxpayers over $20,000 the American people. I firmly
each in expenses. Those include Del. Dereck Davis, believe that if we know the
D-Dist. 25, who ran up bills totaling over $25,000 whereabouts of bin Laden
and five other delegates, Michael Vaughn, D-Dist. Courtesy Photo/Maryland State Archives
and his deputies and we have
24; Joseline Pena-Melnyk, D-Dist. 21; Tawanna Joanne C. Benson prefers not to exhausted all other options,
Gaines, D-Dist. 22; Melanie Griffith, D-Dist. 24 travel home each night during we must take them out.
and Ben Barnes, D-Dist. 21 with bills totaling over session.
$24,000 each. Sen. Barack Obama
In order to combat those numbers, Sen. Allan Op-Ed in the Globe Gazette
Courtesy Photo/Maryland State Archives

Kittleman, R-Dist. 9, introduced a bill that would Mason City, Iowa

restrict the use of the housing allowance funds. Aug. 12, 2007
Under Senate Bill 310, no General Assembly
member living within 50 miles of the state house On Sunday night, President
would be able to use the state’s housing allowance Barack Obama made good
for reimbursement. on that promise, announcing
“I think at a time right now when we’re dealing that a team of elite Navy
with a budget crisis, we need to set an example SEALs had taken out Osama
that we’re willing to take a hit,” said Kittleman at a bin Laden for good with two
hearing for the bill. bullets, one to the chest and
James Dula, chairman of the Maryland branch one to the head. The surprise
of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference attack on Public Enemy No. targeted operation against that Jubilant, flag-waving
and former chairman of the Prince George‘s County 1 took place shortly before compound in Abbottabad, Americans gathered in front
Chamber of Commerce, agrees with Kittleman. He 2 a.m. in Pakistan, ending Pakistan. A small team of of the White House and at
says it’s not outright abuse of taxpayer money, but one of the longest and Americans carried out the Ground Zero in New York
it’s time that legislators are more sensitive to the most frustrating worldwide operation with extraordinary to celebrate. The New York
economic crisis many county residents are dealing manhunts in history. courage and capability. No Daily News carried a photo of
with. Speaking to reporters at Americans were harmed. They bin Laden the next day with
“Common sense has to play a role somewhere,” the White House, a subdued took care to avoid civilian the headline, “Rot in Hell.”
Dereck E. Davis has cost state
Dula said. “I don’t think they’re abusing it, but President Obama said, casualties. After a firefight, For some families, the
taxpayers over $25,000 in travel
“Today, at my direction, the they killed Osama bin Laden death of Osama bin Laden,
Continued on A3 expenses over the past two years.
United States launched a and took custody of his body.” Continued on A4

Despite Murders, Confidence in Prince George’s,

Chief Magaw Remains High Maryland Celebrate
Hear the AFRO on The Daily Metropolitan Area Transit

Training Program
By George Barnette
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. AFRO Staff Writer Authority Police. The two
agencies participated in
Prince George’s Police “Operation Blue Tide,” a
Department (PGPD) has campaign in which they By George Barnette
had a very inauspicious saturated county Metro AFRO Staff Writer
beginning to 2011. Despite stations to speak with
that, confidence remains high citizens to raise awareness The Prince George’s County Economic Development
in Interim Police Chief Mark and promote safety in mass Corp. (PGCEDC) announced a partnership between the
Magaw’s ability to effectively transit. Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC),
run his department. However, despite those Local Union 26 International Brotherhood of Electrical
The department had a efforts, some say a strain Workers (IBEW), Department of Labor, Licensing and
public relations nightmare between the county and Regulation and the Governor’s Workforce Investment
in the first two months local community groups has Board to train Prince George’s residents.
of the year as homicides formed since the firing of “In order to compete for tomorrow’s jobs, workers
spiked. So far in 2011, former Police Chief Roberto need to invest in
there have been 35 murders Hylton. themselves today.
in Prince George’s County Courtesy Photo/Prince George’s
“[With] ex-chief Hylton The New Economy “In order to compete
compared to 20 last year. I could call and say, ‘This is will demand a
The statistics had police
County Police Department
Interim Police Chief Mark about to happen, or that is more highly-skilled for tomorrow’s jobs,
and government officials
clamoring for answers, which
Magaw about to happen,’” said Jamal
Spratley, CEO and co-founder
workforce,” said
Maryland Labor
workers need to invest
is why County Executive Rushern Baker took of Circle of HOPE, community group that Secretary Alexander in themselves today.
extreme measures. The county pooled together promotes peace in Prince George’s County. “It M. Sanchez in
additional resources from state and federal law was because of a relationship. That’s what law a statement. – Alexander M. Sanchez
enforcement agencies to handle the problem, enforcement needs now.” “I applaud the
but officials say that’s not a knock on Magaw’s Lost in all of this is the fact that overall partnerships with Local 26 and the Prince George’s
leadership. “It made us speed up some of crime is down in the county, according to County Economic Development Corporation that made
the things that we were going to do,” Baker officials. A government source, speaking on this program possible and congratulate Prince George’s
said. Once the homicides started to escalate, background, told the AFRO that some of the County’s first 30 graduates who are in a more competitive
clearly we had to implement a plan to address negative publicity could be subverted if more position today than they were yesterday.”
that. That meant shifting resources we hadn’t aggressive efforts were taken to publicize in The PGCEDC said the partnership was created to
planned to shift this early.” the media the good things PGPD is doing. “provide a vehicle for Prince George’s County residents
Magaw has made inroads in trying to reach “[Magaw] has never been in a position to be trained in the electrical construction/solar generation
out to the community. In April, Magaw, in where he had to deal with the press as much industries.”
an attempt to be proactive about the rising as he does now,” the source said. “That was To complete the program, students will have to
tide of violence at Metro stations throughout fine for a while, especially when [former Press
Join the AFRO on Continued on A8
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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

A2 The Afro-American, May 7, 2011 - May 7, 2011 May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011, The Afro-American
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-

Md. Set to Comply with Fed Juvenile Detention Rules

AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On
Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding
relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace
By Maggie Clark facility, a court hearing or juvenilestimes
multiple for more
in thethan
backsixseat Office of Crime Control and rules. “I can say with a pretty the law.”
blog, she thanked fans and sup-
Capital News Service processing. of the vehicle. The
hours at a rate of 6.07 perSUV, regis- Prevention shows that nine good sense of certainty that porters
Princefor their
George’sprayers and
In 2008, Maryland had tered
100,000 to Hudson’s murdered
youth population, facilities made up 61 percent these are all clerical errors,” offered a $100,000
Department of Corrections reward to
ANNAPOLIS — After a rate of 43.48 juveniles brother, was towed
with 83 overall incidents. with theThis of the states’ six-hour rule said O’Neill, who pointed anyone who
director Mary Loureturned the boy
boy’s body inside and is being alive.
at least two years of per 100,000 juvenile puts Maryland well within violations. out that the detention center McDonough said she was
processed by evidence techni- Since the investigation,
noncompliance and threats population of the state held federal guidelines and eligible The Baltimore Police has 16,000 people go through confident that their violations
cians and workers. The body Hudson – who gained stardom
of funding cuts from the with adults for more than for its
was fullremoved
later federal and
taken to East District precinct (13 intake and another 16,000 are, “simply
after appearinga on record keeping
U.S. Department of Justice, six hours, nearly five times Advocates say
the Cook County Medical separation violations), the Baltimore released each year, so the 10 error in the preliminary
Idol,” and then won an
Maryland appears to be on the allowed rate of “9 per from adultsoffice.
Examiner’s is essential for County Detention Center instances in question are a FY2010 report
Academy Award and (they)
for her role in
track for compliance with 100,000 juvenile population youth
Hudson and otherYouth
in detention. family (10 violations), the Prince “miniscule” number. will be corrected
the movie Dreamgirls – has prior to the
federal rules meant to protect of the state.” In 2009, 19.13 held in adult
members facilities
arrived at the face
Medical George’s County Department Similarly, in Baltimore report out
stayed being finalized.”
of the public eye.The
juveniles from interacting juveniles per 100,000 juvenile higher ratesoffice
Examiner’s of abuse and even
mid-after- of Corrections (nine County, nine violations Department
The Chicago of Corrections
Tribune report-
with adult offenders when population of the state were suicide.
noon to identify the body. violations),
Julian King, four Baltimore
Jennnifer among
Hudson’s the Pikesville,
nephew. only
ed thatholds juveniles
a parade of carswho have
they’re detained in adult held in adult facilities for Potential
Given compliance
the choice between is look- County police precincts (nine Towson, Cockeysville and been charged
slowly past heras adults.home
facilities. more than six hours, totaling a relief
ing to the
directly Governor’s
at the body or A spokesman
total violations),for thethe office
Prince the murdersprecincts
Parkville but is being held in
represent Record
Monday keeping
morning, was
past thenoted
The Juvenile Justice and 287 violations. Office ofit Crime
viewing Control
on a wall-mounted told the newspaper
George’s County Police
that Hudson jail for parole violation after
a very small percentage of the as a problem
news in previous
vans, reporters and curi-
Delinquency Prevention The most recent Courtesy Photos and Prevention, the agency Department District 3 Palmer overall juvenile population years. A 2009ous compliance
was killed,
be well
thather mom,
in brother,
as her
Jason. Preliminary
who “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
responsible for monitoring
and educating facilities on
Park precinct (five violations), that comes through the
and the Elkton Police county’s police departments.
monitoring report notedstood
of the 278 cases

facilities that hold adults for 2010 compliance monitoring the JJDPA core protections, Department (five violations),
“remained strong for her fami- Each convicted
being instance was of attempted six-hour rule reflected
was violated,on the
more than six hours, or 24 data analyzed by Capital video
thethe family chose
six-hour made up 51 of the state’s 83 documented by the police, violence.
91 of those violations were
the body of her 7-year-old plate X584859 was found on the latter. According to the ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijack- In front of the Hudson’s
hours in rural areas, while News Service shows that the removal requirement. instances
“She wherewith
held hands juveniles and Cook
her fami- ing. foundCounty
to haverecords
specialshow record-keeping errors.
nephew Monday, just hours Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, home, men in heavy jackets
awaiting transfer to a juvenile state’s adult facilities held “We’ve been working it. weretheheld
ly,” in adult said.
spokesman facilities
“It circumstances
that surrounding
he pleaded guilty to both Advocates are pleased
after his body was found in a police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.” and hooded sweatshirts came to
We have been working for more
was than asix
obviously hours.
very the event.
emotional charges in 1999. He was also that thetwin
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Travel Expenses
kiss the crosses

ACORN Fights Back

very intensely with the These violations were
moment.” “We encounter
convicted in 1998 for thousands
posses- down, but are still
ing the names of Donerson andadamant
local agencies to make sure largely chalked
The boy – the upsontoof Julia of juveniles
sion of a stolenannually,” said
motor vehicle. that juveniles should never
they are in compliance,” reportingJennifer’s
Hudson, errors bysisterthe – had Lt. was
He Robert McCullough,
released from prison in be“Everybody
held in adultis facilities,
sick of going
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Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
through this,”
of communications for the preliminary and still under
when a relative found Julian’s the Baltimore County Police
for the attempted murder and “Obviously,
West, a formerthe advocates
resident of the
I think they’re taking sympathy for Benson as he Governor’s Office of Crime review by theDarnell
grandmother, Governor’s Department.
car This is a very
hijacking charges. would
area toldlike
theto see that“We
Tribune. no all
By Alan King of it during a time says
and Dallas meaning Cowboys working playersclass No wonder Obama’s campaign is
Control and Prevention. “The Donerson, 57, and his
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experienced a problem in
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children if he’s charged
dying, and
affecting so many people. day.
among the names submitted to group, saying, “Barack Obama
some Organized
issues thatwithneed to be
in his grandmother’s home in
At the Baltimore County
which police and volunteers
the six-hour rule. When you as an
for adult, but if the numbers
“We have to
Presidential figure out
candidate John “You’re
election not that far away
officials. Never
resolved and we’re
the 7000 block of South Yale
Detention Center, which look into this small number are going down, that’s a good
a way to spend less money
McCain’s attack on ACORN – for us tosaid
Hurd havethose workers,
to spend $9,100who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run
on resolving
Associated Community
more wisely, than to continue were doing
instead of driving 20-30those things without long and deep.them.”
He taught classes only holds juveniles
An Amber Alert – a desig- who of cases, there are always thing,” said Shelly Tinney,
Organization for Reform Now – ACORN’s knowledge or permis- for ACORN.the
While overall
They news
even endorsed have been charged as adults, special circumstances. For executive director of the
to operate business as usual,” miles,” he said. “We have for 2010 is good, there are
nation for high-risk missing
administrator Jim O’Neill us, it’s about quality control Maryland Association of
confirms the success of the sion, were fired. him for President. children – was issued Friday
he continued. people who get up every day stillnow
organization, the head of the “The evidence that has sur- But ACORN is areas of
in trouble. said he is confident
after Julian was discovered that no and accurately reporting the Resources for Family and
groupSome says.legislators say the to
facedgo so into farseven
showsand theyeightfaked noncompliance.
Reporter: TherePreliminary
are at least juveniles arethe
held in the information. We’re making Youth.
missing after murders.
funds“This is testimony to the work forms to get paid forthat
are necessary, though. o’clock meetings work livethey20 data
11 from the Governor’s
investigations across the facilityarrested
in violation of federal every effort to comply with
Police William
Sen. Joanne C.
we’ve done and success we’ve Benson, or 30 miles away.”
didn’t do, not to stuff ballot country involving thousands of Balfour, the missing boy’s step-
D-Dist. 25, said legislators

had,” Maude Hurd, president of boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband
ACORN, work said late in nights
an interview and it victim of fraud, not the perpetra- forms. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
is unfair
with to ask them to drive
the AFRO. tor of it. Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several
home “When late thisonlyattack to returnstarted, earlywe Hurd said the only things fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders.
had next morning. that we had
just announced Continued
bogus are the charges from A1 them- paid more than $800,000 to an Balfour’s mother, Michele, has
“For 90
registered 1.3days million we’re newasked vot- Secretary] Andy Ellisorg
selves. And factcheck. was ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had
to come
ers,” here “That’s
she said. and conduct just to the say there. agrees.Andy Ellis was a pro efforts. nothing to do with the slayings.
that someone’s of therunning state,”scared she withIt dealing
concluded, with “Neither
the press, Pressuring banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
said. “We get here sometimes but now Andy Ellis is gone
because of ACORN’s success.” ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
McCain, who is running for
before eight o’clock and there and chief is not generally a been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent
are days that some of us in
Blind ambition. Too risky for
press sort of guy.”
et, lashed out at ACORN in the votes.” America.
this room, who are legislators, While
The problem the road came seems
about pri-
final debate against Barack
don’t leave our offices until
Obama, contending the group “is marily because of theinway bumpy, confidence Magaw
Since McCain’s comments,
11 and 12 o’clock at night.
on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than and morale remain high
ACORN’s 87 offices have been

ing “Ionedoofworry the greatestjust afrauds tad bitin among the rank and
rely on volunteers, file.peo-
it pays
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historywill in this becountry,
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ple, manysay he has
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racist mail. really
or unem-
maybe wedestroying
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ployed,how to sign dedicated
up new voters. he is
The day after the presidential
and stay in a hotel just to be
democracy.” toThe theidea department
was to helpduring both thosehis
debate, vandals broke into the
staying. For me, ait’s, important stint.
non-partisan being “The registered general and consensus
those doing
organization’s Boston and Seattle
WebIsite, do get found thethose rest claims
that I to seems to be that he is fair
the registration. offices and stole computers.
need in order to tackle
be “exaggerated,” with “no theevi- andMaud that he genuinely
explained, “Wecareshave a
After a Cleveland representative BREAD NOT ON THE LIST

issues that come before us

dence of any such democracy- about the Department and the
zero tolerance policy for deliber-
appeared on TV, an e-mail was
destroying the fraud.”
course of the day.” community ate falsification weofserve,”
sent to the local office saying she
Hurd believes
Dula doesn’t have much the McCain Most news
Capt. Mistinette Mints. account neglect to
“is going to have her life ended.”
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Obama got Osama Now, Mission

Continued from A1
nearly 10 years after the murder of their
loved ones, may put them on the road to
gossip-crazed capital.
Instead of being boastful, Obama
9/11 unity, they would have quickly
dissolved. Tuesday’s Los Angeles Times
closure. For others, however, it merely struck a somber tone, praising those carried the headline, “Bin Laden’s sea Locals react to news of Osama bin Laden’s death
re-opened old wounds, wounds that may who had carried out the mission, burial fuels conspiracy theories.”
never fully heal. both Democrats and Republicans and The story observed, “Conspiracy By AFRO Staff
It was George W. Bush who boldly declaring, “Justice has been done.” In theorists on both the left and the right
declared shortly after a plane crashed in order to minimize the inevitable pushback were quick to insist that [bin] Laden The news came just a little before midnight on March 1:
Pennsylvania and the Twin Towers at the from some Muslims in Arab countries, was either still alive or had been dead Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the devastating terrorist
World Trade Center in New York and the administration noted that they had for years, pouncing on the government’s attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was dead. After a decade of eluding
the Pentagon went up in flames, “I want observed the Muslim practice of washing decision to slide the body of the world’s capture by America’s and its allies’ forces, the al-Qaeda leader
justice. And there’s an old poster out bin Laden’s body and wrapping it in most wanted man off a board into the was killed in a U.S. special forces attack on his compound in
West. I recall, that said, ‘Wanted Dead or a white garb before dumping it in the Arabian Sea.” Abbottabad, Pakistan
Alive.’” Arabian Sea within 24 hours of his death. The new conspiracy theories about bin “Justice has been done,” said President Obama in a press
In 2003, Bush stood on the flight On Monday, at a previously scheduled Laden emerged before the old ones about conference announcing the operation and its outcome.
deck of the USS Lincoln and declared, White House dinner of political leaders where Obama was born were put to rest. The announcement has sent shockwaves across the world,
“ ... Major combat operations in Iraq and their mates, President Obama tried Although former President Bush eliciting myriad reactions, questions about the circumstances
have ended.” Mounted on the ship was a to rekindle the national unity that was on applauded the capture and killing of of bin Laden’s death and burial at sea, and even conspiracy
huge banner that proclaimed, “Mission Osama bin Laden, other theories. Here, area residents and organizations share their
Accomplished.” conservatives are belittling thoughts on the matter:
Of course, the mission in Iraq was not
“I know that the unity that we felt on Obama’s accomplishment.
accomplished – and still isn’t – and bin 9/11 has frayed a little bit over the Brett Decker, editorial Rushern Baker, Prince George’s County
Laden was never found dead or alive on page editor of the Executive, Maryland
Bush’s watch. years, and I have no illusions about conservative Washington Prince Georgians, like
It was a patient, skilled and underrated Times, wrote in a column
Barack Obama who proved to be the real
the difficulties of the debates that that Obama made too
all Americans, are united as
they were 3,520 days ago on
“decider” in the White House. By all we’ll have to be engaged in, in the many references to September, 11, 2001. As we
accounts, he was directly engaged in all himself when he made the recognize the significance of
aspects of the carefully planned operation weeks ahead and months to come.” announcement about bin the news today, we remember
that ended bin Laden’s life without
suffering any U.S. casualties.
– President Obama Laden’s death. “Not only
is this consistent with his
the victims and heroes of 9/11
and those who have served
Obama was apprised that bin Laden’s display immediately following the Sept. view that everything is about him, it also and continue to serve this
hideaway inside of Pakistan had been 11 attack. reflected the reality that this president is county. Although Osama bin
pinpointed by CIA operatives last “I know that the unity that we felt weak and perceived by the world to be Laden is dead, we must remain
September. Over the next few months, on 9/11 has frayed a little bit over the a lackluster leader who has undermined vigilant in our protection
additional intelligence information was years, and I have no illusions about the American power,” Decker wrote. “He of the homeland. In Prince
developed and on March 13, President difficulties of the debates that we’ll have needs to grab any opportunity he can to George’s County, our residents
Obama held the first of five National to be engaged in, in the weeks ahead and make himself believable as a commander remain steadfast in support
Security Council meetings. months to come,” he said. “But I also in chief. Crowds flocked to the White of our Commander in Chief,
When presented with the option of know there have been several moments House gates to celebrate bin Laden’s our service members, police
bombing the compound, Obama rejected like this during the course of this year that demise, giving this unpopular president a and firefighters today as they
it and instead favored a riskier plan to have brought us together as an American rare glimpse of public support that won’t did nearly a decade ago.  Today is a significant moment in the
airlift Navy SEALS by helicopter, having family, whether it was the tragedy in last long.” history of our country and another reason to realize that we are
them storm the compound and conduct Tucson or, most recently, our unified Judging by his critics, Obama won’t all blessed to be Americans. God Bless America.”
a room-by-room search for the terrorist response to the terrible storms that have have support even when he accomplished
mastermind. Before leaving to inspect taken place in the South. Last night was something George W. Bush couldn’t.
Sean Holcomb-Jones, 28.
tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the one of those moments. And so tonight, it They have already resumed their attacks
president gave the green light to launch is my fervent hope that we can harness on Obama’s handling of the economy. Program Coordinator, Columbia, Md.
the attack. On Sunday, the operation was some of that unity and some of that pride Laura Ingraham, spoofing Obama’s The Death of Osama Bin
carried out in secrecy as Obama and his to confront the many challenges that we comment that Americans can do whatever Laden is a strong blow to Al-
close circle of security advisers watched still face.” we set our mind to, tweeted, “Like Queda and terrorism networks
on a secure hookup. Amazingly, there If Obama had entertained any illusions spending according to my budget and across the globe.Historically
were no leaks to the media in the nation’s about duplicating the short-lived post raise the debt ceiling!” the death of a great leader has
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I’m pleased that
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Bin Laden. However, I
believe that it doesn’t end
our fight, or the world’s fight,
against terrorism.

Ronald Jones, 23,

systems architect, U.S.
Treasury Department,
Washington D.C.
“Kudos for the Obama
administration for a
successful mission. I’d hate
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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.
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May 7,
7, 2011
2011 -- May
May 13,
7, 2011

“As gorgeous as sculpture gets anytime, anywhere.” Continued from A4
to detract from the positivity
of the situation, but the timing
— New York Times was almost too perfect, which
presents a plethora of other
questions out of suspicion.”

Dr. Donna Walton, 54,

CEO of,
Washington, D.C.
“While I understand that
Osama’s teachings of hate
were responsible for many
Americans losing their lives
on 9/11, how do we ever have
peace in the world if we don’t
show love and forgiveness?
There has got to be a better
way. Killing off one will
not bring back the lives of

Continued from A1
complete 90 hours of training.
They then become residential
trainees with the IBEW Local
This is a unique program,
according to Patricia
White, executive director
of PGCEDC’s Workforce
Services Division. She
says it’s not only a training
program, but it’s training in an
industry that that’s increasing
in importance nationwide.
“Training programs must
be responsive to the demands
of business and industry,
while preparing individuals
for jobs with a clear career
path,” White stated. “The
MESP Solar Generation and
Electric Construction Training
Program accomplished that
and much more.”
The project will be funded
through the Maryland Energy
Sector Partnership (MESP)
Grant. The $5.8 million
MESP Grant, federally
funded by the Department
of Labor, is charged with
promoting training and
development for more than
2,000 jobs in building trades
and construction, renewable
technology, manufacturing
sustainability and
environmental technology.
This partnership is part
of Gov. O’Malley’s plan
to move the state towards
more efficient and renewable
The Maryland Department
of Transportation recently
announced the arrival of eight
electric vehicle charging
stations of a 65 planned
stations. Of those 65, 55 are
to be developed by Maryland
companies with the other 10
to be developed by the city of
“While other states are
sitting idly by, Maryland
continues to harness the
innovation that will move
us into the new economy,”
said O’Malley in a statement.
Through May 22 F I N A L DAY S “Thanks to our federal
partners, we are making vital
Tickets: 804.340.1405 or www.VM FA .museum investments in electric vehicle
infrastructure, positioning
Maryland as a national leader
Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria has been co-organized by the Museum for African Art, New York, and Fundación Botín, in this emerging industry
Santander, Spain, in collaboration with the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria.
and are moving closer to our
goal of reducing greenhouse
The exhibition has been supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts,
and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.
At VMFA, the exhibition is presented by Dominion Resources and supported by the Julia Louise Reynolds Fund and the Lettie Pate IMAGE: Figure of a King, early to mid-16th century, copper alloy. Photo courtesy Museum for African Art and gas emissions 25 percent by
Whitehead Evans Exhibition Endowment. Media Partners: CBS 6, Style Weekly, and Virginia Living
Fundación Botín/Karin L. Willis. © National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria.

So far, over 200 Maryland

residents have graduated from
similar training programs
across the state. O’Malley’s
2 0 0 N. B o u l e v a r d | R i c h m o n d | w w w.V M FA . m u s e u m goal is to have 100,000 green
jobs in Maryland by 2015.
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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
B2 The Afro-American, May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011

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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made in life. The point of the revealing
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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More Sports on

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
RELATIVITY MUSIC GROUP plain. I am picking Shane to win this fight over Mayweather], I did,” Manny said, according to
Pacman. He’s been one of the great fighters of “If I can hit Mayweather like

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think that this might be the time, might be the
fight where as great as Manny is and has been,
he’s going to be impacted negatively from
attack in a way that Mosley did not. I [would]
attack until Mayweather is gone.”
Perhaps Pacquiao will show Mosley what he’s
fighting a bigger man.” talking about when fight night arrives May 7.
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HELP WANTED shall enter their appearance 2011ADM380
prepaid Holiday Real Estate.
1-800-638-2102. Online
in this proceeding. Objec-
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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
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progam. Trainers Earn
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HOMES the Register of Wills or filed CREDITORS
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a copy to the undersigned, on
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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,
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on January 19, 2011 with a PROBATE NOTICES
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COLUMBIA title in fee
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a copy to the undersigned, on Superior Court of vices, LLC;VLK, LLC;
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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-
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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
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200 block of Valley Avenue,
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MISC., undersigned with a copy to
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legatees of the decedent who
amounts necessary for re-
do not receive a copy of this demption have not been
Career. FAA approved of its first publication shall so
made upon Robert Chuey II,
shall be presented to the Mame Diarra Cisse
CAMP- program. Financial inform the Register of Wills,
426 N Street, NW, Unit B,
Wa s h i n g t o n D C 2 0 0 0 1 undersigned with a copy to
notice by mail within 25 days
of its first publication shall so Personal
Pursuant to the Chief
GROUNDS aid if qualified - Job
including name, address and
whose designation as District
of Columbia agent has been
the Register of Wills or filed
with the Register of Wills with
inform the Register of Wills,
including name, address and
Judge´s Administrative Or-
der Number 02-11, it is this
Lake Somerset Camp placement assistance. Date of Publication:
May 6, 2011
filed with the Register of a copy to the undersigned, on
or before November 6, 2011,
relationship. TYPESET:OFWed
REGISTER WILLS May 04 19th 11:02:38 EDT2011,
day of April, 2011
Date of Publication: ORDERED by the Superior
Ground, Maryland CALL Aviation Institute Name of newspaper:
Wills, D.C.
The decedent owned District or be forever barred. Persons May 6, 2011
5/6, 5/13, 5/20
Court of the District of Colum-
Afro-American foreclosing thebe right of byre-
Eastern Shore. Leave of Maintenance (866) of Columbia personal prop- believed to be heirs or Name of newspaper: bia that notice
demptionofinathe real
Washington Law
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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