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JANUARY 9, 2010 - JANUARY 15, 2010

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The end of a fashion epoch A3 U.S. Army Soldier Show Musical Barriers B3
Africans Denounce Arenas Explains ‘Gun Play’ to Authorities
Terrorist Attack By AFRO Staff

Washington Wizards star

for two hours with federal
prosecutors at the United
States Attorney’s Office for
By George Barnette Gilbert Arenas voluntarily met the District of Columbia and
Afro Staff Writer with federal law officials on detectives of the Metropolitan
Jan. 4 to explain his reasons Police Department.
The Christmas Day attempt by Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab for bringing guns onto NBA “As the person who caused
to set off a bomb on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from property last month. this trouble in the first place,
Amsterdam to the United States has drawn the ire of Nigerians In a statement released to I thought it was my duty to
across the world and in the United States. In the United States, the media, Arenas said he met
in particular, scrutiny of Africans and Muslims was already high Continued on A4
since Sept. 11, 2001, and this is seen as a huge setback.
“My first reaction was shock, then embarrassment,” said
Anthony Ejiofor, executive director of the World Igbo Congress.
Eddy Williams Reaches
“As far as I’m concerned, that’s a terrible thing for anybody to
do.” 110th Milestone
Ejiofor is not alone in his displeasure. Many Nigerian
organizations in the U.S. have denounced the attempted attack.
In a press release, the U.S. chapter of the Nigerians in
the Diaspora Organization (NIDO-A) stated, “NIDO-A in
the harshest of terms condemn and denounce the action by a
Nigerian passenger suspected to be a terrorist.”
In another release, All Nigeria American Congress (ANAC)
spokesperson, Paul Oranika said, “Mr. Mutallab’s actions are
in no way reflective of our feelings towards our host countries,
in fact we have assimilated well into our new communities and
most of us have been model citizens in said communities.”
Ejiofor agrees with ANAC’s view.
“You can be sure that there are tons and tons of Nigerians
who live out here who are good citizens and are doing the Photo by Rob Roberts

best they can to contribute to the communities they live in Friends, relatives and well-wishers, including Ward 5 AP Photo/Evan Vucci
throughout the United States,” Ejiofor said. Councilman Harry Thomas Jr., joined to celebrate Eddy NBA “Wiz” Gilbert Arenas, seen here at a Dec. 12,
As of Jan. 4, the Transportation Security Administration L. Williams’ 110th birthday. Williams, seen on bed, is 2009, game in Washington, was questioned by federal
(TSA) has tightened up airport security and is enhancing the District’s oldest resident. officials about his reasoning for bringing guns onto NBA
Continued on A5 property last month.

Restaurant’s Closing Leaves Billboards Dismantled in

Staff on ‘Sideline’ Northwest Washington
Listen to “First Edition” By George Barnette By Dorothy Rowley billboards belonging to Clear Chanel that
AFRO Staff Writer AFRO Staff Writer blighted residential areas near Fourth and P
streets in Northwest Washington.
On Dec. 22, Natosha Washington worked her shift at The Billboards have long been used to sell “The billboards frustrated Mount Vernon
Sideline, the popular restaurant and sports bar owned by products and services, even to lure tourists to residents for decades,” Fenty said in a Dec. 28
former Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington, and went home big cities like Washington, D.C., in hopes of press statement. “We are excited to announce
expecting to work her normal shift the next day. But she never helping to boost their economies. that [they] have finally been removed.”
Join host Sean Yoes clocked in. But what happens when the huge, outdated In response to resident complaints, the
Sunday @ 8 p.m. on signages rot and peel, resulting in eyesores city launched efforts to rid the signs in mid-
among communities where people live? In the December and called for the support beams
88.9 WEAA FM, the District, they get the mayor’s attention. which held them in place to be removed by
Voice of the Community. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s office recently Dec. 31.
announced the removal of four unattractive Continued on A6

The AFRO Honors the Nobel Men

Your History • Your Community • Your News

By AFRO Staff Nobel Men, this

history can
President Barack come alive for
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The Sideline, a popular restaurant in Prince George’s award in December and Washington
County, shut its doors Dec. 23, leaving employees and 2009. areas, chronicles
patrons with many questions. But before him, the life of
Ralph Bunche the Ralph
and the Rev. Dr. Bunche and his
When Washington woke the next morning, she had an
Martin Luther accomplishments
e-mail from her general manager, Carl Levin, waiting for her.
King Jr. both for peace, as well
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made significant as those of Dr.
in business. I do not have any more information to give to you
contributions King.
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Danny Glover Howard’s Doyle American Newspapers
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efforts of peace in the world
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AFRO National Briefs

New Yorkers Outraged Bloomberg decried the EMTs’
her job at a company plant in
Tennessee, blackamericaweb.
com reported.
Whirlpool was ordered to
pay former employee Carlotta
After EMTs Watch actions, calling their refusal to Freeman for “emotional and
help Rennix “unconscionable” psychological injuries caused
Pregnant Woman Die in a press conference, by Whirlpool’s ineffective
Two emergency medical according to the New York response to her repeated
technicians (EMTs) who Post. complains of racial and sexual
watched a pregnant New In an interview with harassment,” federal Judge
York woman suffer a seizure the Post, Rennix’s mother, John Nixon found.
and then die have been put Cynthia, said the New York According to the Web
on restricted duty and cannot Department of Fire has not site, medical experts said
provide patient care, according offered an explanation or during the trial that Freeman
to apology for their employee’s AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Robin Conn, File was once a “cheerful, upbeat
Eutisha Reeve Rennix, 25, actions. U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala. woman” who “became
was working at an Au Bon “We’ve heard nothing from increasingly withdrawn” as
AFRO File Photo with American Urban Radio influence, Guillory suggested.
Pain restaurant in Brooklyn the city. No one has called a result of the physical abuse
Danny Glover Networks. Davis, 42, first saw
when she began to experience to apologize or explain. Her her White co-worker inflicted.
opposition from Reed and
shortness of breath, stomach [3-year-old] son, Jahleel, American community. Freeman’s abuse dates
Some Civil Rights Arrington in 2002 when
pains, and later seizures. Two senses what is going on,” His comments also echoed back to 2004, when a co-
he earned support from
EMTs, Jason Green, 32, and Cynthia Rennix said in the the sentiments of some Leaders Critical of worker began sexually
Whites to claim victory in a
Melissa Jackson, 32, were also interview. “He keeps asking, members of the Congressional Black Ala. Governor harassing her with
congressional race over an
in the crowded restaurant at ‘Where’s Mommy?’” Black Caucus. According to verbal comments. As the
Candidate incumbent Black politician
the time, but told patrons they Glover, Obama has followed harassment continued
Three-term Congressman who was active in the civil
were on break and to call 911. the same policies—almost
Danny Glover Artur Davis, the man rights struggle. He was again
According to the verbatim—that were doled out
Criticizes Obama’s attempting to become a target in 2008 when Davis report, by the Bush administration. “I Alabama’s first Black served as Obama’s Alabama
people called out, “She’s Performance don’t see anything different,” governor, faces a new battle campaign chairman while
turning blue. She’s pregnant.” Actor Danny Glover Glover said of the president’s against Black leaders who many Black leaders were still
Another witness allegedly pulled no punches recently in policies surrounding Iraq, fought in the Civil Rights supporting Hillary Clinton.
said, “I remember them saying his assessment of President Afghanistan and the Middle Movement. “There is a group of
they couldn’t do anything Obama’s first year in office. East. “What’s so clear is that Among his critics is the insiders in this state who
because they were on their The celebrated actor, this country, from the outset, former and first Black mayor benefit from protecting the
break.” known for his activism, told is projecting the interests of of Birmingham, Ala., Richard status quo,” Davis told the AP.
However, Rennix had died on Dec. 22 wealth and property.”
Courtesy Photo
Arrington, as well as Joe Reed also finds Davis
by the time the ambulance that the president has not The blog noted that Carlotta Freeman was
Reed, founder and chairman unsuitable for the governor’s
arrived. done enough during the slow Glover is among a growing harassed on the job at
of the Black wing of the state seat because Reed claimed
New York Mayor Michael economy to help the African- contingency of African- a Whirlpool plant in
Democratic Party. he failed to help constituents
American leaders who have Southern politics expert in his majority Black, low- Tennessee.
begun expressing, both Ferrel Guillory told The income district.
publicly and privately, varying Associated Press there is a and eventually escalated,
degrees of disappointment “generational cleavage” in the Freeman complained to
over a president for whom
Whirlpool to
emergence of younger Black her supervisor, who was
they held high hopes. leaders such as President
Pay $1 Million in White, and did nothing
Obama responded that Barack Obama and Davis, Discrimination Suit to stop the mistreatment,
his efforts at health care who were not old enough to Appliance maker
reform have been just one participate in the civil rights Whirlpool will pay more than reported.
example of his compassion era. $1 million to an African- Freeman left Whirlpool in
toward Black America. As the younger generation American woman who was 2004 but is now cared for by
“So this notion, somehow, rises, leaders of that harassed and eventually her niece and rarely leaves
that because there wasn’t a movement wish to retain their attacked by a co-worker at home, according to Andy
transformation overnight,
that we’ve been neglectful
AP Photo is just simply, factually not
The family of Eutisha Revee Rennix, shown far right in a accurate,” Obama said during
family photo an Oval Office interview

Courtesy Image

Allman, one of Freeman’s

$500 $500
$500 lawyers. The plant where she

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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3 January 9, 2010 - January 15, 2010, The Washington Afro-American
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-
AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On

Health Care
Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet Eunice W. Johnson (1916-2010)
dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding

The End of a Fashion Epoch

relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace
multiple times in the back seat blog, she thanked fans and sup-

of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- porters for their prayers and
tered to Hudson’s murdered offered a $100,000 reward to
brother, was
By Tiffany Ginyard towed with the statement released by Johnson Company anyone Jan. who4.returned
“It wastheherboy

boy’s body inside
Baltimore Bureau Chief and is being sheer determination and astute business sense that helped pave
processed by evidence techni- the way for supermodels Tyra Banks,Since Naomi theCampbell,
ciansEunice W. Johnson will be remembered for being more than and Beverly Johnson.”
and workers. The body Hudson – who gained stardom
was thelaterwidow
removed of John H. Johnson,
and taken to publisher of the nation’s Johnson’s commitment to the fashion industryon
after appearing and her
the Cook County Medical
pioneering African-American magazines, Ebony and Jet. Her Idol,”
philanthropic efforts have garnered her many awards and and then won an
By Zenitha Prince there is not a democratic Examiner’s
name will gooffice.
down in history as the one who introduced Black recognitions, including honors from Academy
the United AwardNegrofor her role in
Washington Bureau Chief process in the Senate because Hudson and other family
supermodels to runways from New York to Paris. the
Fund, The Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, Alabama A&M movie Dreamgirls – has
senators from states with members
Accordingarrived at the Medical
to Wendy Parks, spokeswoman for Johnson University, Loyola University andstayed a host out of the public
of others. She waseye.
Passage of landmark relatively small populations Examiner’s office mid-after- The Chicago Tribune report-
Publishing Company, home of Ebony andKing,
Julian Jet, Johnson
Jennnifer diedHudson’s
of scheduled
nephew. to be lauded at the New Metropolitan Museum
health care reform is in sight are exercising veto power noon to identify the body. ed that a parade of cars moved
renal failure at her Chicago home on Jan. 3. She was 93. of Art for her work in making couture fashion accessible to
after months of contentious over what the majority
Given the choice between look- slowly past her family’s home
directly atwho the body or A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in Monday morning, past the
debate that put the American supports.” served
on a wall-mounted told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after news vans, reporters and curi-
public through the wringer. And, that means, Smith treasurer of Johnson ous onlookers.
And, from this point, things added, “The publicCourtesy optionPhotos Publishing until
was killed,
be much
Hudson easier,
as well
anda her mom, willDarnell
have to Donerson
go.” who “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
her death, was the
Neighbors stood
quietly and
political analyst said. as her brother, Jason.
That’s not something producer and director reflected on the
“The Republicans will civil rights activists seem of the screen,
video world’sthe family chose “remained strong for her fami- being convicted of attempted violence.
essentially have
the body of her 7-year-old no part [of willing to accept
plate X584859 was given
found theon largest traveling
the latter. According to the ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijack- In front of the Hudson’s
the decision-making]
nephew Monday, just hours at ramifications
Chicago’s West Side afterfor lower- runway
Tribune,show,Hudson Ebonysaid, “Yes, “She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, men in heavy jackets
his body said wasRobert
foundC. in a income communities
police received a 7 a.m. of callcolor, Fashion
that’s him.” Fair. The ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both and hooded sweatshirts came to
Smith, professor of political who tend to be excluded show started in 1961 was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also kiss the twin white crosses bar-

ACORN Fights Back

science at San Francisco State from health care or offered as a charity event moment.” convicted in 1998 for posses- ing the names of Donerson and
University, of his reasoning, lower-quality health insurance The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle.
at a New Orleans Jason.
adding, “It’s a function of coverage. Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in
hospital. But, over “Everybody is sick of going
the partisanship. There is no Saying they were “not
been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’ the decades, it through stuff like this,” Artisha
when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and
reason to include them in the pleased” at the Senate’s grew into a fashion West, a former resident of the
grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges.
By Alan King because they will exclusion and Dallasof the measure,
Cowboys players extravaganza
No wonder Obama’s that campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, area told the Tribune. “We all
The boy remained missing
just say, ‘no.’”
AFRO Staff Writer Shelton told
Tony Romo and Terrell the AFRO,Owens, “We was
to distance him from the Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in
have to stick together. All these
At this stage of the believe young children are dying, and
among the names submittedisto
the public option at oversaying,
group, 150 cities“Barack Obama in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers for what?”
process, lawmakers
Presidential candidate John will still worth
election fighting for.”
officials. throughout
Never Organized the United
with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale
come together—either
McCain’s attack on ACORN – in He
Hurd saidsaid hethose
hopes members
workers, who States, Canada,
But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue.
formal conference
Community with of
those thingsBlack without and
deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desig-
Organization forfrom Reform theNow – Caucus ACORN’s such as Rep. or
knowledge Charlie
permis- according
for ACORN.toThey Johnsoneven endorsed nation for high-risk missing
confirms and theSenate
successorofinthe Rangel
sion, were willfired.advocate for the Company. The show
him for President. children – was issued Friday
organization, meetings—and
the head of the try public“Theoption.
evidence that has sur- raised
But nowover ACORN $55 is in trouble. after Julian was discovered
merge the two variations of
says. facedCBC so farmembershows Majority
they faked Reporter:
billion for charitable
There are at least missing after the murders.
the “This
legislation into one.
is testimony to the work Whip forms James
to get paid Clyburn,for work D-S.C.,
they 11 investigations
organizations and across the Police arrested William
we’ve done contends
and success Democrats
we’ve told
didn’t thedo,AFROnot to however,
stuff ballotthat country involving
gave exposure to the thousands of Balfour, the missing boy’s step-
Maudework Hurd,out a
president of aboxes.”
robustACORN,public option, she said, as is the potentially fraudulent ACORN
world’s top Black father and estranged husband
ACORN, said
compromise within their in an interview victim of fraud,
defined by the House bill, isnot the perpetra- forms.
designer and models, Ebony of Julia,
Fashion at his
Fair girlfriend’s
Producer/Director Mrs. Eunice W. Johnson, flanked by some of the show’s
with the
ranks, AFRO.
which can lend
tor of it.
unlikely to pass muster.
Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several
Hurd said the only things bringing
fraud. Andinternational
gorgeous models,
the Obama campaign hours after the murders.
seen here at the show’s 33rd anniversary. Johnson died Jan. 3, 2010.
“When this attack started, we
toward a smoother, quicker “Months ago I was couture tothan
the Black
had just announced that we had bogus are the charges them- paid more $800,000 to an Balfour’s mother, Michele, has
resolution. cautioning
selves. And against factcheck. theorg so- community.
ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had
registered 1.3 million new vot-
“They may have a three-
ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. called robust public option “It brought to
hour conference on C-SPAN, because I never “Neitherthought it nothing to do with the slayings.
that someone’s running scared It concluded, the lower-middle-class
Pressuring banks to issueblack risky people Balfour
a sense of what fashion African Americans nationwide, the Tribune reported.
where Republicans can would produce what a lot have
remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
because of ACORN’s success.” ACORN nor its employees really was. She gave
loans. Nationwide voterthe local community a chance to see these
fraud. “America, and indeed, the world have lost a true pioneer in
make their points, but
McCain, who is running for that of people seemed
been found guilty of, or even to think clothes,”
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judgment. the publishing, fashion and philanthropic industries,” said U.S.
will be just
president onfor
the show,”
Republican the tick- itcharged
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casting beenfraudulent The
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political analyst said.
et, lashed out at ACORN in the “They cautioning
votes.” against getting Johnson toured fashion capitals from New York to Milan to Jan. 4. “It is undisputable that Johnson Publishing gave
final debate against wouldBarackhave hung Theupproblem
on the label,” came about he pri- purchase garments for the show, spending at least $1 million countless African Americans their first exposure to possibilities
Obama, thecontending
decision in theprivate.”
group “is said.marily“Whatbecause is important
of the way is annually. Until 2009
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rely will contain costs,
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bombarded with threats has and
always been a woman ahead of her Johnson was born April 4, 1916, and is survived by Linda
leaders met in
voter history in conclave
this country, coverage
ple, many and of them a bill thatorwould
poor unem- racist mail.
time…. [She] made a tremendous impact on the fashion Johnson Rice, chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing, and
Tuesday, a week before
maybe destroying the fabric of develop
ployed, tocompetition.
sign up new voters. If you The day
industry, after the presidential
showcasing the best in style on African-American granddaughter, Alexa Rice.
democracy.” reconvenes, to work do Thethat,
was to help bothyou
label those debate, vandals broke into the
models of various shapes, sizes and skin tones,” said a Private funeral services will be held.,
out what Majority Leader a non-partisan put on it does not matter doing
being registered and those that organization’s Boston and Seattle
Web site, found
Steny Hoyer said during a those claims to the registration.
much.” offices and stole computers.
be “exaggerated,” with “no Maud explained, “We have a After a Cleveland representative BREAD NOT ON THE LIST
Jan. 5 press conference areevi- Clyburn said they will bill will be on the President hesitation. “The hardest part will have to get 60 votes in House probably will have
dence of any such democracy- zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was
“significant differences” in likely try to incorporate Obama’s desk before the of this process was Harry the Senate. (It takes 51 votes to yield quite a bit to the
destroying fraud.” ate falsification of registration.” sent to the local office saying she
the bills. The leadership was measures
Most news that account
honor the neglect to “State of the Union” address
“is going to have her life ended.” Reid trying to get 60 votes in out of 100 to pass the bill, but Senate.”
Hurd believes the McCain
also slated to meet at the spirit
charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN of the public option.
is in mid-January, though
A worker in Providence, R.I., he the Senate [and] it’ll probably 60 votes to break a filibuster He added, “Many
ed. House on Wednesday For example,
required by lawhetocited turn in a all reg- shied away from giving
received a threatening call say- a firm be the hardest part of the and end possibly debilitating [lawmakers] realize it’s
She said, “Because it’s low- measure
istration forms. And they alsothat
in the House bill fail timeline.
ing, “We know you get off work process now…. I believe weLEFT
debate.)” RIGHT
better to compromise and put
But even with
and moderate-income people, just increases
to note thatMedicareit was theeligibility
organiza- “Whatever we do has
at 9” and uttered racial epithets. to go will probably have an easier Given the challenge of something out there now then
and people of at color,
the negotiating
I believe the from tion, in136many percent of poverty
instances, that first to the House
A caller andoffice
to one the Senate,”
left a time getting the 218 [votes] gaining consensus in the come back [later] to make
McCain there will bethinks
campaign some those to 150 percent
brought the phony of poverty,
registrations Clyburn
message on said,
answering his in the House than Harry Reid Senate, Smith said, “The something better.”
voters are going observers
to votesaid, which makes 9ofmillion
to the attention authorities. more machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
Democratic,onwhich hot button
is not neces- lower-income The McCainresidents camp apparently calling to let you know that
issues such as health care
sarily true.” eligible for health
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link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of
especially, the so-called
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to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are
public option.
organization has fought for social his political
more physicians into support. fraudulent, and you need to go to
economic willjustice for low-
be contention McCain: I’m John McCain
system. hell. All the niggers on oak trees.
and moderate-income and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung hon-
when you have people like Speaker of the House 1 BANANA
Americans. With 400,000 mem- Announcer: Who is Barack eys, they’re going to get assassi-
[Connecticut Democrat] Sen. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,
ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.”
[Joe] Lieberman drawing buttressed
baptism performed those sentiments
at warp Another message said, “You
than 1,200 neighborhood chap-
sand, saying
nationwide, if in
speed.” Vast conference
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lege, he moved the Dec. 5
to Chicago. deleted). Welfare bums. You
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its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. leadership guys just (expletive deleted)
cating forAnd any member
affordable housing, meeting,
There, Obama saying, met“We will
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of the Senate has that
living wages, healthcare for the have what we need
Talbot, part of the Chicago to hold every natural resource there is,
underserved—said Hilaryand whileShelton,
organ- the insurance
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Washington bureau chief
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end, the billdetractors
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like the Senate bill than
organization has engaged in mas- banks to issuewho
Clyburn, riskylikely
home will loans. Forget about paying for hospital counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learning ability,
sive voter registration
the House,” Smith told the fraud after The same types
be part of the bargaining of loans that bills for them. I’m not gonna do and help them enter school more prepared. That’s why PNC
the reported
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team, the financial
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names, such as Mickey Mouse in today. hope you all die.”
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Hurd thinks the hate calls will
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Restaurant’s Closing
Continued from A1
receive a paycheck. money troubles were brewing the purpose of generating Jessica Ashton, a former receive partial payment on management kept those
“Of course I wasn’t able to as three months later, it filed the numbers related to its patron, said there were Dec. 29, money owed from records.”
continue to do the shopping for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. bankruptcy filing. Five days no obvious signs that the previous pay periods. They Neither Arrington, nor
that I was supposed to do,” The June 9, 2009, filing set later, the doors of Sideline restaurant would be closing were told to expect to receive Brooks, his representation,
said Washington. “I have off a legal struggle which is were abruptly closed, “anytime soon,” as there all of the money they’re due have responded to phone
other bills that I have to pay still raging today. According shocking everyone involved, were events held regularly. “I by this week. However, the calls or e-mails from
and I look forward to paying to court documents, The including creditors. Inland just celebrated my birthday employees are skeptical of the AFRO regarding the
with the money I work hard Sideline’s total debt is close Management, the property there on a Friday night in whether or not they’ll receive matter. Arrington, a former
for and expected to get.” to $1.5 million, with creditors management company for November and things seemed anything. Washington Redskin, is still
Another former employee, ranging from the companies the Capital Centre, where the to be going good based on “Our issue now is that popular in the District and
Kandis Arzu-Thompson, said contracted to renovate eatery was located, didn’t the large number of people we’ve been told that we hosts “The LaVar Arrington
the situation was painfully the restaurant to utility expect the sudden close, but that were there that night,” should no longer try to Show” on 106.7 The Fan, a
familiar. companies such as Pepco and were very realistic about the said the 27-year-old Landover correspond with the former local sports talk radio station.
“Last year I had another Washington Gas. environment in which the resident. general manager but to But Arrington’s former
job and I was laid off in The restaurant’s legal fight restaurant was operating. Former employee Shaneka address all concerns to the employees say while he may
December and for this to seemed to have culminated “We worked diligently Green said that the day before bankruptcy attorney, Bernie be moving on with his life,
happen again it was just kind in a Nov. 24 notice that a with The Sideline to try to the closing, Levin e-mailed (Bernard) Brooks,” Arzu- they still need a measure of
of surreal for me,” she said. hearing would be held Jan. continue operations there,” a work schedule to the staff, Thompson said. “He’s closure.
“Especially since I worked 5, 2010, to surrender the said Bill Parks, vice president further promoting the false requesting that we send him “He didn’t say anything
that night until 12-12:30 and property. That hearing has of Inland U.S. Management. image that things were our information based on to us about us closing; he
got an e-mail at 1:27 a.m.” since been canceled as the “Unfortunately, the economic under control. “They were how much we’re supposed didn’t have a meeting,” said
The Sideline had its share property has been turned over climate really affected him making money and there was to be getting paid on this Washington. “He basically
of problems this year. In to the property managers. [Arrington] and some of a lot going on and even the check, which means we said ‘the heck with us.’ We’re
March, a Bowie man was On Dec. 18, the restaurant the other big box tenants as radio station (WPGC 95.5) have to give him our hours the ones who work hard up
shot and killed as he left the entered an application to well— Linens ‘N Things and was there. I was under the and our total tips from sales. until the wee hours of the
restaurant. And, under the employ Yorke, Burke & Lee, Circuit City—and he was assumption that everything That can only be done by a morning. We worked hard at
appearance of the restaurant’s an accounting firm based unable to continue operations was going well,” said Green. handful of people because not his restaurant to keep it
smooth day-to-day operations, in Gaithersburg, Md., for and filed bankruptcy.” Employees were able to everyone kept those records; open.”

Arenas Explains
Continued from A1

be the first witness to come Verizon Center to keep them exact details of how the multiple news reports. agent, Mark Bartelstein, told conduct.
forward and meet with the away from my young kids,” incident played out, but he did Unnamed sources told the media his client’s name Federal authorities said
prosecutors and detectives,” Arenas stated. “I brought state that he never threatened that a heated would eventually be cleared. they aren’t releasing any
Arenas stated. “I told my them without any ammunition or assaulted anyone with the argument between the two Arenas used the rest of his information now because
attorney I wanted to get in for into the District of Columbia, guns and never pointed them players escalated during a statement to apologize for his the case is still pending
an interview as soon as we mistakenly believing that at anyone. card game on the Wizards’ foolish actions. but according to the Post,
could arrange it, and that was the recent change in the DC “Joke or not, I now flight back home from a “I am very sorry for the law enforcement sources,
[Monday].” gun laws allowed a person recognize that what I did was game played at Phoenix effect that my serious lapse in who spoke on condition of
Arenas, 27, said he told to store unloaded guns in the a mistake and was wrong. on Dec. 19. According to judgment has had on my team, anonymity, said prosecutors
authorities the full story District.” I should not have brought unnamed sources quoted by my teammates, the National presented evidence of the case
behind his decision to store But that wasn’t the only the guns to DC in the first the Washington Post, the Basketball Association and to a Superior Court grand jury
four pistols in his locker room mistake Arenas would make place,” Arenas continued. “I argument led to Crittenton its fans,” he stated. “I want to on Jan. 5 and an indictment
and his intentions on Dec. 21. as he went on to admit that he now realize that there’s no allegedly saying he would apologize to everybody for could come within a week.
“As I have said before, I took the unloaded guns out in such thing as joking around shoot Arenas in his surgically letting them down with my Arenas can possibly face
had kept the four unloaded a misguided effort to play a when it comes to guns even if repaired knee, which fast- conduct, and I promise to do a felony charge of carrying
handguns in my house in joke on his teammate, Javaris unloaded.” forwarded to Gil playing better in the future.” a handgun without a license,
Virginia, but then moved Crittenton. Crittenton, 22, didn’t take a bad joke the next day by But Arenas’ future could which carries a five-year
them over to my locker at the Arenas didn’t share the the prank lightly, according to sitting three pistols on a face punishment administered maximum prison sentence.
locker room chair, inviting by both the NBA and the He admitted to investigators
Crittenton to pick one. federal authorities. that he had four firearms,
Crittenton then allegedly reported that so he could face five years
tossed one of the guns on the league commissioner David for each. He could also face
floor out of anger, claiming he Stern will more than likely a misdemeanor charge for
had his own. wait to see if police charges possessing an unregistered
The Wizards said Arenas are filed before he administers firearm, which carries a
will not be available to speak his own penalties, although maximum 12-month sentence.
on the allegations beyond the he could act now since Arenas
statement he already released has already admitted to See for updates
to the media, and Crittenton’s breaching the league’s code of on this story.

Nobel Men
Continued from A1

other Nobel laureates, lending perspective to Black History Month.

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Recession Keeps District’s Black Residents Rooted Close By

City No. 5 in Attracting Residents from Other States
By Dorothy Rowley Brookings Institute demographer William Frey authored a While federal government jobs continue to abound—one of
AFRO Staff Writer study released in early December on migration patterns within the lures that draw people to this area—the District still has an
several large metropolitan areas, including the District. Frey, unemployment rate that exceeds the national rate of 10 percent.
Despite the slow economy, when it comes to relocation, who used U.S. Census and IRS data to analyze migration And, as the Urban Institute in Washington reported this year, as
the nation’s capital remains among top cities for which people patterns from 2007 to 2008, blamed decreased migration on unemployment rose, housing foreclosures have also risen, with
clamor for residency. slowed job growth and escalated housing costs. 33,600 home losses in the city as of this summer.
“From 2008 through 2009, the District had a fairly high “Overall, we have a very low rate of migration in the The Institute also reports that even though the area’s home
migration rate of about 11 per 1,000 [persons],” said Carl Haub, United States,” Frey said. “It’s because of the recession and sales market has shown early signs of bottoming out, the
a demographer for the Washington, D.C.-based Population the mortgage meltdown, which have given the U.S. the lowest foreclosure crisis will continue to have widespread effects on
Reference Bureau, “and most of that – about 80 percent [of rate of migration since the end of World War II – especially for households and neighborhoods throughout the District.
newcomers] – was domestic from the 50 states.” long-distance migration where people are moving from one Hicks agreed, saying that increased home prices have made
Overall, the District’s population currently hovers at a little metropolitan area to another or from one state to another.” it more difficult for the District’s established African-American
over 591,800 residents, compared to 572,059 residents 10 years Frey also pointed out that areas which were growing rapidly residents to sell their homes and move where the economy isn’t
ago and 606,900 a decade before that, according to the Census during the middle part of the decade are now showing “very as harsh.
Bureau. tepid” rates of growth. “That would have been no problem in D.C. about five years
On the other hand, while the District ranks No. 5 for cities Said Frey, “In a way, the District has benefitted from this ago when houses were turning over in minutes,” Hicks said.
with increased populations since the recession began in 2007, it slow migration as more people are staying put.” And those who “It’s a problem today because it’s very difficult to give up
has seen a dip in African-American residents. move go only as far as nearby Maryland and Virginia. that amount of value in your home and relocate, unless you’re
In fact, in a city where tradition has dictated an The lack of general mobility means, however, that would- headed to some place close like Maryland or Virginia.”
overwhelming African-American presence, just 54.4 percent be movers—including Blacks in the District, who would have
of the District’s residents were African American last year otherwise migrated in search of a better life—have been unable
compared to 60 percent a decade ago, according to the Census to find financing to buy new homes, buyers for their existing
Bureau. homes or new jobs in more desirable areas.
“Really, I was surprised to learn recently that the Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and
District’s African-American population is 54 percent,” Ward 1 Economic Research at Ball State University in Indiana, said he
Councilman Jim Graham told the AFRO. “I found that startling didn’t have data on migration to the District from other states,
because I never imagined it to be so low [as] I’d been saying but that in light of the recession, the city’s African-American
throughout this decade that the African-American population residents in particular, aren’t as freely able to pick up and move
had been around 68 percent. So if the new [percentage] is far away in search of new beginnings.
accurate, then that shows a very precipitous decline.” “I think that’s part of the problem [maintaining and
There has been some decline, Haub agreed, but not as obtaining affordable housing among African-American
dramatic as some would think. residents]” he said, “because this recession has hit
“It’s a fact that Washington’s African-American population disproportionately the working class which includes middle-
has been slowly declining, with people moving on to the aged and older men.”
suburbs,” Haub said. “But it has not been a very dramatic According to Hicks, they’re the ones that were employed in
process. In the year 2000, the Black population in Washington sectors like transportation and construction that have been hit
was about 349,000 and fell to 322,000 in July 2008.” hardest by the recession.

Africans Denounce
Continued from A1

screening for
passengers traveling
from or through 14
nations on a list that
the U.S. government
deems “state sponsors
of terrorism” or others
that are “countries of
interest.” Enhanced
security techniques
include full-body
pat-downs, carry-on
bag searches, full-
body scanning and
explosive detection
Ejiofor said he
is fully aware that a
crackdown on security
means an even more
watchful eye will be
placed on Nigerian
“I was speaking
with some folks in
Nigeria who are about AP Photo/Paul Beaty
to return and I just let Atta Wiafeababio, 66, of Chicago, arrives at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago Jan. 4 after
them be aware that flying from Ghana and passing through Germany. U.S. authorities said as of Monday anyone
they should be more traveling from or through nations regarded as state sponsors of terrorism as well as “other
prepared,” said Ejiofor. countries of interest’’ will be required to go through enhanced screening.
“You don’t blame
the United States for
the searching and patting down. The
circumstances have warranted that.”
He continued, “People just have to
come prepared with a clear mind and be

“You don’t blame the United

States for the searching and
patting down. The circumstances
have warranted that.”
ready for anything. When something like
this happens, you don’t blame whoever
heightens their security measures. I
don’t see anything that’s different or
unusual given a circumstance like that.”
While Nigerians here in America
maybe understanding of the increased
security measures, those abroad are not
as accepting.
The Nigerian government has
requested that the U.S. remove it from
the list of 14 nations and would like
to alleviate any concerns the U.S.
government may have.
“Listing Nigeria on the second tier
of countries for security measures in
the U.S. is an unacceptable New Year’s
gift,” said Nigerian Foreign Affairs
Minister Ojo Maduekwe to reporters
after meeting with Robin Sanders, U.S.
ambassador. “Listing Nigeria is not
helpful, it is counterproductive. Any
concern they have could have been
quietly addressed.”


A6 The Washington Afro-American, January 9, 2010 - January 15, 2010

Torian Election to Va. Legislature Bucks GOP Advances

Special to AFRO
“My plan was to have the opportunity to
Last November while the GOP was basking in their sweep
of Virginia’s top elected offices, the Democrats were able to serve in public office as an elected official.”
find a silver lining with the election of Luke E. Torian, 51, to
the Virginia House of Delegates in Northern Virginia’s 52nd
district. The Rev. Torian garnered 52 percent of the votes Carolina. “My plan was to have the opportunity to serve in
against his GOP opponent Rafael Lopez in this contest to fill public office as an elected official,” said Torian.
the seat left open when Jeff Frederick became the state’s GOP Answering the call to church service and earning a master’s
Party chairman. from Virginia Union University and a doctoral degree from
When the Legislature convenes Jan. 13, the pastor of First Howard University’s divinity school, Torian continued to
Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries, Va., said he is anxious immerse himself in the community surrounding the church,
to get to work on priorities that include a $1.35 billion deficit Courtesy Photo
which is located in the eastern part of Prince William County.
that has to be addressed, funding transportation, new job Luke E. Torian, 51, pastor of First Mount Zion With the support of his congregation, wife Clarice and leaders
creation projects, education and health care. These are issues Baptist Church in Dumfries, Va., will fulfill a throughout Virginia, he decided to make the bid for his current
raised by voters during nine months of primary and general dream this spring when he begins his stint on seat that has a term of two years.
campaign travels. the Virginia House of Delegates. Asked about how he won during a time when Democrats
Asked why he sought public office, Torian said he has were losing ground in the state, he responded, “We were able
been involved deeply in the Woodbridge/Dumfries community process, Torian built a leadership team that allowed him to to build a good staff, volunteers and get out in the community.
for more than 14 years, building a new facility to support pursue a dream he has had since graduating with a bachelor’s in Voters in this district look at the candidate more than the
his growing congregation of close to 4,000 members. In the political science from Winston-Salem State University in North political party.”

Billboards Dismantled
Continued from A1

“While just a small percentage of billboards provide useful

traveler information, the Supreme Court ruled in 1981 that
cities have the ability to regulate and/or prohibit them.”
Another sign at Third provide useful traveler online fact sheet that “because
and K streets in northeast information, the Supreme billboards [in residential
was also slated this week for Court ruled in 1981 that cities areas] impact property values
dismantling. have the ability to regulate and traffic safety, it’s no
According to city attorney, and/or prohibit them. In some coincidence that communities
Peter Nickles, the signs instances the signages have have tough controls
were cited as an example of been blamed for taking up surrounding them.”
collaboration between the space, obstructing views, Scenic America also
District, its private sector and distracting motorists, dispels the myth that
partners and the community. according to the District- billboard advertisers don’t
“Together, these groups based Scenic America, a necessarily target low-income
identified a solution that nonprofit organization solely and minority areas for their
successfully meets every dedicated to preserving and advertisements. The agency’s
party’s needs,” Nickles added enhancing the visual character fact sheet states that in fact,
in the mayor’s press statement. of communities across the many billboards in those areas Photo by Dorothy Rowley
While just a small country. tend to advertise alcohol or The District recently embarked on a campaign to rid residential areas of unsightly
percentage of billboards The agency states in its tobacco. billboards. This partially torn-down sign that advertised HIV/AIDS assistance is
attached to the side of a Northeast liquor store.


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Summer Leadership Jan. 14 novel Plants Don’t Drink Jan. 15 young adults 12-19. For more Road, Fort Washington, Md.
Program Seeks Applicants ‘Plants Don’t Drink Coffee’ Coffee on Jan. 20. RSVP by ‘I Have a Dream’ information: 2-4 p.m. Bring coats and
The Institute for Inter-American Jan 14. Reception and book Benning Library, 410 shoes for a charity donation.
Responsible Citizenship Development Bank, 1330 signing follow. Free. For more Benning Road, N.E., D.C. 10: Jan. 16 $20. For more information:
seeks applications for its New York Ave. N.W., D.C. information: 202-623-3558 or 30 a.m. Watch and discuss Remember the Times
summer leadership program. 6:30 p.m. Author Unai e-mail the film Martin Luther King: Harmony Hall Regional For more events visit afro.
The program is open to Elorriaga reads from his I Have a Dream Speech. For Center, 10701 Livingston com.
African-American male
college sophomores and will
expose them to networking
opportunities, leadership
development and lifelong
mentorship. The application
can be found online at
htm. Applications must be
received, not postmarked,
by Jan. 29. For additional
information e-mail info@ or call 202-659-
2831. Send applications to
1227 25th St., sixth floor,
N.W., D.C. 20037.

Jan. 7
Codes, Captions,
National Museum of
Women in the Arts, 1250
New York Ave., N.W., D.C.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Display
features 39 paintings,
drawings, photographs and
drawings from the museum’s
collection that are open to
various interpretations. $10,
students; seniors, $8; ages
18 and under free. For more

Jan. 8
Celebrate with the Sigmas
Andrews Air Force Base-
NCO Club, Camp Springs,
Md. 9 p.m. Fundraising gala TAKE AN
welcomes the new Omicron
Delta Sigma chapter of Phi
Beta Sigma. Includes door
prizes, silent auction, raffles,
food, drinks and more.
$30. For more information:
301-523-2073 or visit
southernmarylandsigmas. SATURDAY, JANUARY 9
Cedric Watson Performs
The Kennedy Center,
Millennium Stage, 2700
F St. N.W., D.C. 6 p.m.
Watson fiddler, vocalist
and accordionist performs
traditional Creole tunes. For
more information: kennedy- MORNING SPECIALS
Jan. 9
Gaylord National Resort
and Convention Center,
201 Waterfront St., Oxon
Hill, Md. 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.
A colorful walk-through
ice display featuring 2
million pounds of ice and
intricate ice sculptures.
For more information:

Jan. 10
MLK Tribute
Kennedy Center Concert
Hall, 2700 F St., N.W., D.C.
7 p.m. Artists come together
for a night of musical
expression in honor of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. For
more information: 202-
244-3669 or visit kennedy-

Jan. 11
Intro to Microsoft Excel
Martin Luther King Jr.
Library, 901 G St. N.W.,
D.C. 2:30 p.m. Instructor
J. Cavanaugh teaches the
basics of Microsoft Excel.
For more information:

Jan. 12
Where We Live
National Building
Museum, 401 F St. N.W.,
D.C. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn
more about various District
neighborhoods from the
perspective of a young adult.
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A8 The Washington Afro-American, January 9, 2010 - January 15, 2010

Happy New Decade
(NNPA) - As we say goodbye to 2009, one thing is clear:
The first 10 years of the 21st century have been as tumultuous
and noteworthy as any in American history. During the past
decade, we’ve experienced an almost equal mix of tragedy
and triumph. But as the National Urban League prepares to
celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2010, I share the belief of
millions that America’s best days are yet to come. 
The decade began with a presidential election in which the
man with the most votes lost, and the horror of 9-11, when
nearly 3,000 people died in the worst terrorist attack ever on
American soil. 
The decade ends with the first African American in the
Marc H. Morial Oval Office, the first Latina on the Supreme Court and the
nation in the grips of a great recession even as Congress nears
a final vote on historic health care reform.  And while the goal of “Peace on Earth” remains as
elusive as ever, we are ending a major war in Iraq, setting the stage for the return of our troops
from Afghanistan and celebrating Barack Obama’s 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. 
If Sept. 11, 2001 will be remembered as the day of terror in America, Aug. 29, 2005, will
forever be known as the day of Katrina. More than 1,800 people in the Gulf Coast and my
hometown of New Orleans lost their lives in the storm, hundreds of thousands were displaced
and property damage exceeded more than $100 billion. But while the levees failed, the spirit
of New Orleans remains unbroken. The city is rebuilding and with any luck, in a few weeks,
you will see our New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl.
The past decade also included a number of breakthrough achievements by African
Americans and women.  The election of Barack Obama in 2008 tops the list, but there have
been other notable “firsts.”  In the business world, Dick Parsons, Ken Chenault and Stan
O’Neal became the first African-American chairmen and CEOs of Time Warner, American
Express and Merrill Lynch, respectively.  And in May of this year, Ursula Burns became the
first African-American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company when she took over the reins
at Xerox.
Letters to the Editor
In politics, Colin Powell was appointed the first African-American secretary of state in Tiger’s Kids Lose on he might notice that his children are out
2001. Deval Patrick became only the second elected African-American governor when he of his life. When and if he ever reaches this
took office as Massachusetts’ chief executive in 2006. David Paterson was sworn in as New Fame is proof that people are gullible. cathartic breakthrough, therein lays a huge
York’s first African- American governor in 2008. Nancy Pelosi made history as the first Emerson’s warning fits perfectly in describing potential obstacle—Elin. He will need Elin
Tiger’s drama. Fans bought into his squeaky to facilitate his entry back into their lives.
woman speaker of the House in 2007.  And in 2009, Eric Holder became the nation’s first
clean image and he proved to us that he As time passes, his little ones will grow up
African-American attorney general. too makes poor choices just like any other and the memory of him will fade, unless he
During the past decade words like Facebook, YouTube and iPod became a part of our human. Now, Tiger is rapidly becoming a maintains contact with them. Good luck if
everyday lexicon.  But, one simple word, “hope,” has defined the American spirit since our “Cablinasian” without a country. To date, he has to go to court to enforce his visitation
beginning 234 years ago.  As we begin the New Year, it is my fervent hope that we will find nary a word has been spoken from the Asian rights. Like thousands of fathers worldwide,
the courage to build on our successes, meet our many challenges and create an even better or Indian community on Woods’ drama. he will be forced to either pay for peace,
tomorrow.  Happy New Decade! None have rushed to claim Woods as one of or fight for his right to be a father. For his
their own since his iconic image was put in children’s sake, he better not get amnesia
Marc Morial is president and CEO of the National Urban League and chairman of the jeopardy when his mistresses lined up to sell about what caused his disconnect in the first
Black Leadership Forum. their stories to the tabloids. A few African- place. Let’s hope he gets help for whatever
American spokespersons have taken shots at is at the core of his behavior. Oprah’s couch

Cheney’s Sorrow over Failed him for his lack of diversity in his choice of
mistresses. But then again, this could just be
fallout for telling the world he’s not Black.
might be a good start.

Alice T. Crowe
Xmas Bombing Even his corporate benefactors like Accenture
and AT&T, who had previously embraced
New York, N.Y.
(NNPA) — When reading, hearing or watching the reactions him, are gracefully dancing the moonwalk Gay “Marriage”
of former Vice President Dick Cheney and his ideological in the opposite direction. The cost of the
comrades to the failed attempt to bomb the Northwest-Delta public’s naiveté? A free ticket to reality. But The mighty D.C. council has spoken on
airplane on Christmas Day 2009, one could almost believe that for the corporations who invested huge sums gay “marriage,” but few accept it.
they are truly sorry that the attempt was unsuccessful.  in his image, the costs of his indiscretions Why is it that the only way gay
Apparently their distaste of President Obama is so intense and may turn out to be immeasurable. One thing “marriage” is legalized is either by legislators
so pervasive that they will do, say or support anything that they is certain, the cost of splitting up his family or judges but never the popular vote?
believe will destroy him politically. What Cheney, his comrades may soon prove to be a price he will regret In the liberal states of California and
and most other Americans refuse to believe is that there are having to pay for the rest of his life. Maine, traditional marriage was upheld. We
people in the world as smart, as devious, as determined and as If Tiger and Elin don’t sort out this mess, owe great thanks to the National Organization
technologically skilled as they are. That’s why every time one Tiger’s children may spend holidays and of Marriage (NOM) for alerting voters of the
of their enemies outsmarts or outmaneuvers them, they insist special occasions without him. He will join dangers of allowing gay “marriage.”
that American operatives must have failed to do his or her job the ranks of other absentee fathers who are Ironically, we are called “bigots” and
A. Peter Bailey merely a paycheck in their children’s lives. “haters” by those who say they are targets of
What most American politicians, including President Obama, journalists, scholars, etc. Elin has already limited Tiger’s contact with hatred. We supporters of traditional marriage
need to do is to tell the American public a very real fact of 21st century life: This country is no his children. They’ve missed Christmas and love gay people. We don’t approve of the sin
longer invincible to direct attack. New Years with him. His own mother has of homosexual relations, but we do still love
From its founding in 1776 to Sept. 11, 2001, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans provided a condemned his behavior. Clearly, she can’t them.
near impenetrable barrier to invasion or direct attacks on the United States. That allowed be too pleased that her son’s behavior has We have something called religious liberty
Americans to bask in and boast about their undying commitment to the “inalienable” rights affected her access to her grandchildren. and we will use it to speak out on how God
of freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion and individual privacy etc. This above all else should be Tiger’s wakeup intended humans to interact. You don’t even
without acknowledging that if they had an enemy or potential enemy right on their borders as call. If Tiger fails to get help and address have to be a religious person to know what’s
do countries on every other continent, these same rights might have to be modified or curtailed his behavior, he could become just another written on the human heart. It’s the law of
“for reasons of national security.” African-American absentee father that U.S. nature which dictates that male and female
Those involved in the human and civil rights movements in the 1960s are well aware of  Attorney General Holder recently scolded belong together, not male and male or female
the fragility of the American public’s commitment to privacy, freedom of speech and freedom for not playing a vital role in the raising and and female.
of assembly. During that time there were all kinds of violation of those so-called rights by nurturing of their children. Tiger has a lot to Get ready D.C. for another battle over
government authorities “for reasons of national security.” And most of the American public ponder if he’s still hiding out on his yacht, marriage and NOM will be there to help win
didn’t give a hoot about the targets of those violations. Privacy. the battle.
When someone can hide a powerful explosive in his or her underwear that basically means Hopefully Tiger will realize that
that people are going to be searched right down to their underwear and whatever else those in something truly precious is missing. Once Mike Rachiele
power deem necessary. That the general American public is not cognizant of this new reality all the media have packed up and moved Pittsfield, Mass.
is demonstrated by the complaint of an air traveler after the Christmas day bombing attempt:
“Just as we thought we were getting over the shoe bomb guy, this jerk comes along and makes
flying awful again.”
Instead of Cheney and his comrades eagerly waiting for a successful terror bombing so they
can blame it on President Obama, they should be preparing Americans for the new reality of Send letters to
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Wish List for 2010 and Beyond
him to be a Black president, conference without that key to GOP assertions, Blacks HEADS OF BLACK the Civil Rights Movement,
just a president who realizes provision. If President Obama are not in love with the PROFESSIONAL but…Joshua died at the age
the needs of Blacks should be can placate a couple of Democratic Party. Rather, ORGANIZATIONS finally of 110. Therefore, Joshua
targeted just as he targeted the conservatives in order to save Republicans who routinely assume the leadership role is not synonymous with
needs of Wall Street, banks the bill, he should feel heat oppose programs that benefit in their area of expertise. youth. Young people and
and the automotive industry. from progressives unwilling people of color offer no viable We expect too much from not-so-young people such
DEMOCRATS to roll over in order to pass alternative. our civil rights organizations as Al Sharpton should stop
exercise the power they a watered down version of CIVIL RIGHTS and too little from our complaining that the Jesse
have accumulated. With a the bill. Sadly, more is done LEADERS return to being professional organizations. Jacksons and Julian Bonds of
60-40 edge in the United to capitulate to one or two outsiders instead of insiders. The National Bar Association the world should step aside so
States Senate, counting two conservatives than to dozens Many of our leaders have should lead the way on that they can more effectively
independents who regularly of African Americans serving become shills for the Obama criminal justice matters. The provide national leadership.
caucus with Democrats; in Congress. administration. Instead of National Medical Association Neither Jesse Jackson nor
a 257-178 margin in the REPUBLICANS revert presenting the usual “Black should present our collective Julian Bond rose to leadership
George E. Curry
House of Representatives to the big tent philosophy Agenda,” their top agenda position on health care by waiting their turn. In fact,
and a Democrat in the that characterized the party item these days seem to be and racial disparities. The if you had studied history, you
Now that we have ushered
White House, it’s time for before it became captive getting an invitation to some National Association of would have known that they
in not only a new year, but a
Democrats to stop acting like of right-wing zealots. At White House event. And Black Journalists should lead fought for their place at the
new decade, I want to share
wimps. After pleading for its best, the GOP embraced when they don’t get invited, the charge against racism civil rights table. And if you
my new decade’s wish list. I
power, including elevating liberal New York City Mayor they profess to be personally in the media. The Urban are the leader you proclaim
a record number of African John Lindsay, progressive offended. Jesse Jackson, for Financial Services Coalition to be, you will not wait for
Americans to committee chairs Sens. Lowell Weicker of example, recently whined should provide the last their permission to assert your
and subcommittee chairs, Connecticut and Edward about not getting invited to word in our community on talents.
stops gutting his domestic
Democrats finally have power. Brooke of Massachusetts a White House conference financial literary. Of course, If we do half of the things
programs in an effort
They need to act like it. along with conservative GOP on jobs. In the eyes of many this would necessarily lead I’ve proposed, I am sure we
to appease Republicans
THE lawmakers. It also embraced Blacks, Jackson rendered to the emergence of some will indeed have a happy New
who have no intention of
CONGRESSIONAL former Assistant Secretary himself irrelevant when fresh, new voices. And that Year and prosperous decade.
supporting him on anything.
BLACK CAUCUS follows of Labor Art Fletcher and he threatened to cut off would be a good thing for our
GOP leaders are lower than a
through on its threat to Transportation Secretary certain body parts of the community. George E. Curry, former
snake’s belly and it is useless
oppose major bills that do Bill Coleman, two ardent president-to-be. For Blacks THE JOSHUA editor-in-chief of “Emerge”
to try to satisfy them or their
not improve the plight of the supporters of affirmative already suffering from “Jesse GENERATION – the young magazine and the NNPA News
No.1 ally, Joe-the-Traitor
masses. After threatening to action. It now appears that Fatigue,” that was the last leaders-in-waiting – should Service, is a keynote speaker,
Lieberman. President Obama
vote against the health care in order for any African straw. And no one should find another name. I can moderator, and media coach.
correctly states that he is the
bill if it did not include the American to be accepted by blame Obama for not wanting understand their wanting to He can be reached through his
president of all of the people.
public option, members of the the GOP leadership, he or Jesse Jackson around to rain put some distance between Web site,
And that includes African
CBC are poised to support she must be a vocal critic of on his parade or, even worse, them and the various icons You can also follow him at www.
Americans. We’re not asking
a bill likely to emerge from affirmative action. Contrary neuter him. who poses as the Moses of

Hoping for Change: U.S. Policy Toward Colombia

in violence and threats against Department granted Colombia increase the security of its for Afro-descendant and by armed groups, including
Afro-Colombians throughout human rights certification, people and promote respect Indigenous persons who are the Colombian military, and
the country, particularly in affirming that improvements for human rights by its Armed often held for long periods the impacts of multi-national
coastal communities where have been made by Forces.” without any trial or charges fumigation efforts to eradicate
high concentrations of Afro- Colombia’s armed services. Reports from Afro- brought. Institutional factors coca plantations, the flood has
Colombians reside. The certification meant the Colombian civil society including socio-economic only added to the challenges
Multiple conditions have Colombian government organizations paint a very conditions, coupled with faced by many historically
created an environment for and armed services were different picture. Advocacy massive displacement from marginalized communities.
such heightened pressures “meeting statutory criteria and organizing by Afro- constitutionally protected I was happy to hear
against Afro-descendants related to human rights and descendant communities lands, make Afro-descendants recently that Gay McDougall,
in Colombia. The pending paramilitary groups.” Such a have always been met particularly at risk for unfair a long term advocate for
U.S.-Colombia Free certification demonstrates the with resistance across the jailing. social and racial justice work
Trade Agreement (FTA) important position the country Colombian political spectrum, Such threats have not and the UN independent
has led to the preemptive plays in U.S. foreign policy but in recent months violent been the only recent attacks expert of minority issues,
Nicole C. Lee displacement of thousands priorities in Latin America. opposition has only increased. against Afro-Colombian will be visiting Colombia
of Afro-Colombians. It The State Department views A recent United Nations communities. Conversations early next year to assess
(NNPA) - I have is estimated that between Colombia as key to securing report noted that while the spurred by the COP-15 the situation facing Afro-
dedicated many NNPA pieces 1995 and 2005, 65 percent U.S. interests in the region. Colombian government has Copenhagen global climate Colombian communities. It
to the topic of violence of Afro-Colombians living This certification, part of made some progress, “a summit shed light on the is my hope that such a visit
against Afro-descendants in in supposedly protected the foreign aid bill, allows climate of fear pervades the increasing deterioration of will bring further international
Colombia. Unfortunately, ancestral homelands were the U.S. to provide military country’s judicial system due Colombia’s coastline and attention to the pressing
violence, intimidation and forced to flee their lands. aid to the Columbian army. to attacks and threats against the links between worsening issues. You can help by
injustice continue to dominate This exodus has been the Despite continued violence, the judiciary, victims and environmental degradation keeping your elected officials
conversations about our result of armed conflict and and spikes in intimidation witnesses.” Colombia continues and the security situation. informed about the situation
brothers and sisters of African corporate development. and attacks against Afro- to have some of the highest Acute weather events, facing Afro-Colombians and
descent in Colombia, who Such displacement has only descendant and Indigenous impunity rates among countries including a massive flood the ways that U.S. policy
conservatively make up exacerbated the marginal communities, the State where human rights violations in Tumaco, Colombia, in needs to change.
26 percent of the national existence many people Department claimed that the are seldom prosecuted. February 2009 left about
population. Recent months already were facing. “Colombian government has Access to a fair and speedy 30,000 people homeless. In Nicole C. Lee is the executive
have seen a marked increase In September, the State made significant efforts to trial is also problematic addition to existing threats director of TransAfrica Forum.

Black President Is Nice, Not Necessary

Gregory Kane Hrabowski’s achievement far underrepresented – that he sister, now a physician, I dropped my bomb on him: for decades.
exceeds that. Time magazine fears the university will be who received a patent for “I think your being named Of course, we never listen
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski recognized as much and in forever typed as a hard- an alternate use of Viagra one of the top 10 university to him when he says it. If he’s
couldn’t disagree with me November, its editors touted discipline powerhouse at (other than the more famous presidents in the country, dissing Jews, we’re all ears.
more. He shook his head Hrabowski as one of the the expense of everything one). There’s the brother, a and the reason for it, is far If he’s talking about Uncle
vigorously, indicating a top 10 university or college else ... UMBC is one of the former UMBC star basketball more significant for Black Toms or evil White folks,
negative response. presidents in the country. nation’s leading sources of player and math major, who Americans than Obama’s we can’t get enough of it. If
“Oh, no,” he said. “No, no, Of course, Time magazine African-American Ph.D.s in now works for Constellation being inaugurated as president he’s running down that Willie
no, no, no.” editors didn’t tell anybody in science and engineering, and Energy, with his quote that of the United States.” Lynch nonsense, we sit in rapt
Gee, was it something I these parts anything we didn’t almost half of its seniors go Hrabowski simply adores: Hrabowski disagreed, as I attention, clinging to every
said? already know. I’ve been saying immediately to grad school.” “I’ve always loved math and suspect will most of Obama’s false, misleading word.
Indeed, it was. Christmas for at least the past several I visited Hrabowski in making money.” adoring devotees among Black But let him say that more
came a little early this year years that UMBC, not UMCP, his UMBC office recently to That’s not a quote Americans. But I’ll stick Black folks need to focus on
for the Black man with a is Maryland’s flagship public talk about the Time magazine typically heard from a Black to my position: Black folks math and science, and we
Polish last name. (Long story tune him out faster than Tiger
short: White Alabama slave “Black folks need more doctors, engineers, mathematicians and scientists. We don’t Woods rushing to date the
owner of Polish ancestry nearest white woman. Math?
with last name of Hrabowski; need a Black president. He’s nice to have; we just don’t need the guy.” Science? Engineering? Aren’t
slaves take master’s name.) those things for White folks
Hrabowski is the president of university. The editors of Time honor. student. But UMBC’s Black need more doctors, engineers, and Asians?
the University of Maryland magazine seem to agree, and “My accomplishment students break the mold. mathematicians and scientists. Hrabowski and a superb
Baltimore County, not to be Hrabowski’s achievements at has as much to do with my There are as many Black male We don’t need a Black group of Black students at
confused with its distinctly UMBC prove it. students and faculty as with students on its campus as president. He’s nice to have; UMBC are proving those
inferior cousin, the University Here’s what Time myself,” he said with typical Black females; Black students we just don’t need the guy. things most certainly are not.
of Maryland College Park, magazine wrote: humility. “We have a team have the highest graduation Now, before some readers Here’s a tip of my hat to a
which is located some “Freeman Hrabowski has of people here who lead the rate of any group on campus, – you know who you are – go brother who’s determined
40 miles south in Prince a problem. (He) has been institution.” and Hrabowski said it’s not off on one of your “there goes to make math, science and
George’s County. so successful at cultivating During our interview, unusual to visit a hard-science Kane being an Uncle Tom engineering Black things.
For 17 years, Hrabowski his school’s reputation for Hrabowski would pace his class and discover that a again” rants, let me point out
has led UMBC. He is one of steering African-American office, pointing to photos Black student has the highest that I have some interesting Gregory Kane is a columnist
the few African-American students toward science and of Black UMBC alumni of score on an exam. company. Nation of Islam for,
presidents of a predominantly engineering – fields in which whom he was especially As Hrabowski was leader Louis Farrakhan has where this article was originally
White university, but they have been traditionally proud. There was the young recounting all this, that’s when been saying the same thing published.
A10 The Washington Afro-American, January 9, 2010 - January 15, 2010

The ‘Spirit’ is Moving to Keep

D.C. Healthy
By George Barnette to talk with me about it to lifestyle becomes even harder
AFRO Staff Writer determine if that’s something to attain.
that I would be interested in Local residents seem
In Southeast Washington, doing.” excited about the facility’s
D.C., the landscape is The center will also potential to increase their
changing. Apartments are host seminars dedicated health.
SATURDAY & turning into condominiums. A to everything from dietary “Keeping people healthy
SUNDAY ONLY! younger, more cosmopolitan supplements to living with makes them feel better,
population is moving in. and preventing various think better and act better,”
There’s a sit-down restaurant, diseases. “We will be offering said Aaron Fitz, 28, a local
a new IHOP, in Ward 8. And seminars and workshops resident and health club
now, a new first-of-its-kind twice a month that have to member. “It’s great to have
fitness center has opened its do with dietary supplements, something to keep youth out
Rancher’s Reserve® doors, welcoming the entire diabetes and other illnesses of trouble and off the streets.”
Beef New York Strip Steak community with open arms. that [patients] can work with Despite the positive
Or Boneless New York Strip Steak at $5.99 lb. Spirit Anacostia Health to manage,” Zawadi said. feedback Spirit Anacostia
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the greater community to use
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than done. “Just because
Temple Baptist Church, who been proactive in promoting we’re here doesn’t mean that
saw an opportunity to meet healthful living. The reports people will come,” Zawadi
the fitness needs said. “We want
of the Southeast to make it so that
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a Foster, Calif., non-profit organization that make a monumental difference in the way we
seeks to improve the health and well-being of deliver our work. Our hearts are truly touched
underserved communities, awarded the clinic by this gift, but most of all, our patients’ health
$25,000 so it could continue providing free will be improved.”
PROMO health care to uninsured and underinsured Abdulai, who began efforts more than two
Washington-area residents. years ago to establish the clinic and caught the
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student Raolat Abdulai, director of the facility. an impact in the community far beyond any

Abdulai said she was grateful and expectations.”


astounded by the clinic’s good fortune.

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Photos by Edgar Brookins

The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Command presented the 2009
U.S. Army Soldier Show produced by the Army Entertainment Division, “For the Soldier,
By the Soldier.” Starring the talented soldiers of the United States Army, the event was
held at the Warner Theater in Northwest, Washington, D.C. This year’s show paid tribute
to the Noncommissioned Officers (NCO), the backbone of the Army since the Army Senior
Leadership made 2009 “The Year of the NCO.”
The Army Soldier Show is a highly integrated, high-energy, cabaret-style ensemble
production offering a wide range of popular music with colorful set designs, costumes
and props coupled with cast members that represent the military’s
diversity. The 15 cast members, six crew members and
17-member production team traveled to more than
60 locations in America and the Republic of Korea
before culminating with their final performance in
Washington, D.C., before senior Army members
and civilian personnel .
After the show, audience members
greeted the talented soldiers and
congratulated them for a job well done.
The event’s organizers thank the I.AM. Cast members perform their final selection.
STRONG program and AT&T for their
financial support. The Family and
MWR Command is the under the Family and MWR Command Leadership:
leadership of Maj. Gen. Reuben Jones Command Sgt. Major Abe Vega, Col. Brick Miller
and Command Sgt. Major Abe Vega. and Maj. Gen. Reuben Jones

Attendees congratulate Specialist Julio

Petersen (left) and Sgt. Jennifer Noel (right)

Cast members take a photo with an audience member (center).

Andrew Gilliam, chief, Army Entertainment

These guests said they enjoyed the production. Cast members sign autographs for young attendees. Division, and Maj. Gen Reuben Jones,
commanding general, Family and MWR

By Edgar Brookins received her bachelor’s in in her capacity as a reservist at an NBA Washington Bullette (now called
Special to the AFRO business administration- the S1 Adjutant for the DLA Joint Wizards Dancers) and formerly danced
finance. She also earned Reserve Force, Army Reserve with the Coyaba Dance Company and
As soldiers across the country her commission as a second Element where she managed the the WO’SE African Dance Company.
prepare to deploy to Iraq, Afghanistan lieutenant in the U.S. Army. personnel administration functions In the early ‘80s, she performed as a
and other parts of the world, the AFRO Outside of the Army, Brown and responsibilities. lead vocalist with the Full Circle Band
says farewell to Army Reservist Major is the assistant director of While Brown was fully devoted and as a member of the 2000 Army
Wendi Brown, who will deploy on Jan. administration and support to her military and civilian Soldier Show where she traveled across
9. at the Office of Contracting professions, she was able to America, Germany, Bosnia, Belgium
A Detroit native, Brown came to the and Procurement and balance that with her skills in and Italy to entertain the troops and
District to attend Howard University on spent five years dance and singing. She their families. When asked how she
a four-year Army ROTC at the Defense has been both an maintains such a hectic schedule, Brown
scholarship and Logistics Agency NFL Washington thanked her military experience “Army
prior to that. She Redskins ROTC truly taught me to be all that I
concurrently cheerleader (‘98- can be and to apply my leadership and
served ‘99 season) and management skills in everything I do.”

Brown at
her final day
of work for
the District

Major Wendi O. Brown in

her official Army photo

When not soldiering,

Wendi was an NBA
Washington Bullets
dancer in the early Brown in her Redskins
‘90s. cheerleader outfit

Courtesy photos
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Feeling SAD?
Winter Depression: More Than a Myth
By Stephen D. Riley unite to contribute what’s fish, its dark all the time in the
AFRO Staff Writer commonly known as “winter winter [and] we don’t have
depression.” The winter blues healthy lighting in our house,”
If you think sweeping While SAD may only affects thousands Tomc said. “If you don’t
winds and freezing affect a small percent of the of Americans have sunlight on a regular
temperatures were the most population, various people each year and is basis that’s going to throw
of your winter worries this could be dealing with the often confused off your biological clock
season, be thankful you’re not mood disorder but may not be with feelings and completely disrupt your
sad — literally. Commonly aware of it. Several of SAD’s of depression natural biological process.”
known as the winter symptoms tend to be written preventing people Although SAD has been
depression or winter blues, off. Since the winter version primarily known to take
from seeking
Seasonal Affective Disorder of SAD only lasts for a few place in the winter, there are
(SAD) affects close to 10 months, those affected by the proper treatment. rare cases of the disorder
percent of the population each disorder may not feel deeply occurring in the summer and
year. obligated to visit a specialist warmer months. Weight loss,
Accompanied by an or explore the roots of their insomnia, anxiety and lack
increased appetite and need sadness. of appetite make Reverse
for sleep, SAD typically Baltimore resident Seasonal Affective Disorder
affects people during late Amanda Gilkes, like many or Summer Depression a
fall and the following winter others, has never been treated direct contrast to its colder
months. Shorter days, a for SAD but believes she version.
lack of sunlight and colder suffers from the condition. Only 1 percent of adult
temperatures generally “When I’m cold, I literally Americans have reported
force many people into the feel miserable,” Gilkes said. Photo Courtesy suffering from summer SAD.
house earlier than their ideal “Without the sun and pleasant While the winter version of
leisure times. Once confined feeling that nature brings with person.” She added, “In the uses a special light to emulate former consultant to the SAD tends to affect more
inside, moodiness, a lack of its green and lush beauty, I winter the sky tends to be the sun, is a popular method World Health organization people in chilly northern
energy and social withdrawal don’t even feel like the same gray, and for those who draw used to combat SAD but most Stuart Tomc said. climates, the summer variant
their main energy source from specialists say that proper diet Tomc believes that is more prevalent in warmer
the sun such as myself, it’s and nutrient supplements are supplements for Magnesium, climates in the South.
easy to become drained and the best methods. 5-HTP, Tryptophan, Vitamin The treatment methods for
depressed.” “By correctly B6 and SAMe are essential the winter version of SAD are
With the number of supplementing the diet, one to battling the affects of SAD plentiful and highly effective.
SAD patients growing, can help the body synthesize along with a healthy dose of Because the summer version
of SAD is extremely rare,
Blind Boys doctors have already begun serotonin, the Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
antidepressants are the main
instrumenting several neurotransmitter in the brain Omega-3 Fatty Acids
of AlABAmA procedures in treating the responsible for mood, thereby − an important factor in combatants.
with the seasonal depression. Light relieving the symptoms of the synthesis of serotonin − Whether it’s blistering
winds or sunny skies, SAD
PreservAtion therapy (phototherapy) that SAD,” health educator and commonly found in coldwater
can affect people during any
fish, are largely absent
HAll JAzz BAnd from people’s diets in the season. Like other disorders,
winter time. The abundance understanding the nature
of the problem is the best

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See more at ‘Why I Love Men: The Joys of Dating’

DVD Examines Effort to Reach

Troubled NYC Teens via Rap
By Kam Williams
Special to the AFRO

Chris ‘Kazi’ Rolle was born in the Bahamas where he was abandoned soon after birth by his
mother, who decided to start over on her own and set out for America. Understandably, Kazi grew
up with a hole in his soul and headed for New York City at age 14 to track her down.
But their reunion was to be short-lived and at 15, the unwanted orphan was kicked out of the
house and ended up having to survive by his wits on the hard streets of Brooklyn. He temporarily
joined a gang and turned to a life of crime until he hooked up with a program called Art Start.
This self-help group enables troubled teens to channel their frustrations positively by giving them
a chance to express their emotions through the rhymes associated rap. The organization even has
a recording studio to attract aspiring hip-hop artists, though with the goal of getting them to write
about the real issues affecting their souls, not ghetto fabulous gangsta’ fantasies about guns, bling
and Black-on-Black crime.
The upshot is that, with the help of Art Start, Kazi was not only able to heal himself and
become a productive member of society, but he then started serving as a mentor to at-risk kids

Photo courtesy of

in need of help. This spiritual transformation is the subject of The Hip Hop Project, a warts-and-
all documentary which pulls no punches about the prospects of those stuck in poverty while
simultaneously making a powerful statement about human potential.
Despite their considerable disadvantages, the triumphant participants in the program prove that,
as Kazi claims, “The criminal mind is a creative mind.” For they manage to channel their negative
experiences constructively by collaborating on a meaningful CD containing insightful personal
narratives which touch on a variety of universal themes. As the closing credits roll, postscripts
updating the current status of all the folks we’ve gotten to know leave you with a sense of
With 100 percent of the profits going to non-profit charities devoted to youth, check with your
accountant but The Hip Hop Project might be the first totally tax-deductible DVD.

‘Pulling It From the Roots’

Novel Explores Addiction, Recovery and Acceptance
By Kristin Gray The AFRO spoke with Wimberly about want them to know that granny has been
AFRO Managing Editor the inspiration behind the novel and why through a lot and is here and willing to share,
today’s Black women should learn from to give hope. The title was inspired by me
“Just then, while looking in her the Hopkins family’s plight. wanting to pull the past up and start over. For
own eyes in the mirror, Mrs. Hopkins many generations my family, like so many
saw her mother’s face. Her left eye AFRO: What inspired you to write other families, has major challenges that seem
was blackened and her bottom lip had “Pulling it from the Roots” and what to get passed down through the generations.
been split open. Mrs. Hopkins and prompted the book’s title? My family has been plagued with poverty,
her only sister Thelma were so glad Keri Wimberly: I want to say that sexual abuse, addiction and single-parenthood
when their mother decided to leave I, myself being a recovering person, and I believe that healing only begins when
him, although life became much harder. a person who suffered from sexual we are willing to talk about those secrets that
Louise never saw her daddy again and abuse, poverty and a single-parent keep us ill. Pulling it from the Roots is about
she never asked about him either. As [household] were the factors for the healing.
far as she was concerned, he took away book, and this is true. However, I am  
from who she was and gave nothing to the grandmother of two beautiful AFRO: What was the most difficult scene
replenish her broken spirit.” granddaughters, and mostly I look at or passage to write in the book? Was it
- Excerpt from Pulling it from the them and I hope for a better future. I emotionally draining for you, and, if so, why?
Roots KW: Writing Pulling it from the
Roots was very therapeutic. Many
Courtesy Photo

First-time author Keri

Sexual abuse, addiction and battered times we want to hide our light
Image Wimberly tackles
self-esteem beget a triumvirate of misery because of what people may think
some of the most
for the Hopkins women in Pulling it from or say. Many days, while writing
pressing issues in the
the Roots. The novel, a first for Indianapolis- their pasts on a spirit-filled journey toward the book, I cried because some of
Black community,
based author Keri Wimberly, tackles some self-acceptance and forgiveness. the scenes were difficult, especially
including single
of the most pressing issues in the Black Wimberly, a survivor of sexual abuse and Lena coming to terms with her drug
parenthood and
community, including single parenthood and drug addiction, said writing the novel not addiction and how her drug use had
poverty in her debut
poverty. As the book’s protagonists struggle only gave a voice to women grappling with severely impacted her relationships,
novel, Pulling it from
to overcome the sorrows far too many African these issues, but helped pave her road to self- especially with her children. Also,
the Roots.
Americans face, they are forced to confront acceptance. Mama B’s realization that maybe
her best was not good enough, [that]
maybe she could have been a better parent to
‘From Banjo to Beatbox’ Lena and Tiffany. Identifying with the guilt
left me feeling overwhelmed. Personally, there

Christylez Bacon Breaks Music Barriers were times that I wished a genie could have
granted me one wish, and that one wish would
have been an opportunity to go back in time
By Kristin Gray to mother my boys all over again. Like Mama
AFRO Managing Editor B and Lena, I can relate to missing out on
important moments in my sons’ lives.
District-born Grammy nominee Christylez Bacon traverses the
Photo courtesy of YTanou Photography

musical spectrum with effortless fluidity and eclectic flair. The AFRO: What message do you hope your
23-year-old multi-instrumentalist blends elements of West Africa’s readers will take away after reading the book?
djembe drum, oral storytelling traditions, the ukelele and pop into a KW: What I want readers to take away
mash up of infectious ear candy music lovers of all ages can enjoy. from Pulling it from the Roots is hope and that
For Bacon, creating cross-cultural music is not only a passion, we do not have to be held back by our past.
it’s a continuous learning experience. That we have been given everything we need
“I refer to myself as a progressive hip-hop artist. I utilize to overcome any and all situations and we
traditional elements such as the human Beat-box and the messages need to learn how to love all of ourselves not
conveyed through rapping/rhyming. The progressive aspects of just the parts that we want others to see.  Also,
my work comes from the use of slightly untraditional methods,” life situations are meant to make us stronger
Bacon told the AFRO. “Instead of sampling records from the genre and challenges are meant to be shared. Being
of music, bhangra, for example, I will study the genre, apply music District native Christylez Bacon is a Grammy-nominated of service to others is why we were put here in
theory and analysis, and implement it in a personal and creative artist who blends African, hip-hop and folk music to create the first place. Hope is the ultimate goal.
interpretation. Or, I will just collaborate with an expert musician in a unique genre.
that style. I prefer this method.” AFRO: Are you working on any other
Bacon’s own expertise has made him a sought-after talent in the “It’s really crazy for me and a true honor,” Bacon said of the projects right now?
District and abroad. He’s been featured at the National Cathedral, nomination. “When relatives, past teachers and friends ask me about KW: Yes, I am currently working on a
sold out concerts at the Mansion at Strathmore and was the first hip- it, I always feels like I’m lying, because I didn’t have to compromise book about my father called Daddy. I hope
hop artist featured at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. my morals and sign-away my creative rights. I remember sitting that it will give me closure and help other
But it was his collaboration with Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, with my pianist, Myke P, a fellow graduate of Duke Ellington women heal. That what it’s all about for me—
popular folk music artists, that landed the Southeast, D.C., native his School of the Arts, watching the Grammys and saying, ‘We’re giving courage so that we all can move into
first Grammy nod for Banjo to Beatbox. Continued on B4 our destinies.
B4 The Washington Afro-American, January 9, 2010 - January 15, 2010

Local Artist Sues Famed Rapper for Christylez Bacon

Continued from B3

Alleged Copyright Infringement gonna get one of the those one day,’ [while] pausing
to ingest a bowl of Ramen Noodles in a Southeast,
By AFRO Staff especially considering the blatant theft of D.C. apartment. But, I am doing nothing but standing
Sim’s artistic and intellectual property. But on the shoulders of my elders and many mentors that
Up-and-coming District-based rapper SMCity after more than a year, it became clear that this was made this a smoother journey. I am also blessed to
(Simeon Booker IV) is suing groundbreaking rapper necessary and that’s disappointing.” have done this project with Cathy Fink and Marcy
LL Cool J for alleged copyright infringement after Booker’s star is quickly rising and in Marxer, who are true pros in their fields and made the
creation of this album fun, creative and with-love.”

Courtesy Photo
his record label, Island Def Jam, allegedly “lifted” 2009 he was featured as one of URB
Booker’s track “Watch Me.” Magazine’s “Next 100” and has And while Bacon’s multi-genre musical approach
According to Booker and his lawyer, LL Cool J’s performed alongside established has garnered a growing legion of supporters, his
song “You Better Watch Me,” which appeared on his artists like Young Jeezy and commitment to the Black music tradition and African-
CD Exit 13, is identical to the rising artist’s release. Pharoahe Monch. He is the American culture prevails.
“A review of the two tracks makes plain that grandson of celebrated civil rights “ As a hip-hop artist and African American
substantial similarities exist in several area, journalist Simeon Booker, who stepping into an new realm, I will always feel as if I
including, but not limited to, identical choruses…” wrote for the Washington Post, hold the full-weight of the African Diaspora on my
SMCity’s attorney Lisa Alexis Jones said in a Ebony and JET magazines. shoulders. Because I am blessed with the opportunity,
statement. According to Jones, while I have to act as the griot and teach from my
The copyright battle has dragged on for over LL Cool J’s representatives Washington, D.C. native SMCity, perspective as well as preserve the culture and stories.
a year and according to a statement released by have admitted no wrongdoing, an up-and-coming rapper, claims It is a responsibility that I humbly accepted long ago.”
Booker’s spokesperson, creating a rift with LL the two parties are in the Island Def Jam “lifted” his original
Cool J – a respected entertainment veteran – was early stages of a settlement song “Watch Me” on LL Cool J’s last For more information about Christylez Bacon, visit
unavoidable. agreement. album Exit 13.
“We didn’t want to go this route and fully
expected them to do the right thing early on,  

Entertainment Briefs
Inthe Maxwell Won Big in ‘09
Maxwell’s 2009 release, BLACKsummers’night emerged
as a top-seller around the world. The New York-born singer is
currently nominated for six Grammy awards and will perform
35, of Detroit during an argument at Stewart’s Hampton, Ga.,
home. The 28-year-old music producer is being charged with
murder and cannot request bond. He is scheduled to appear in
court Jan. 12.

Raushanah Simmons by Carol Pratt

at the popular TV show Jan. 31. Stewart is popular among music industry artists for his work
The CD was recently named No. 1 album of the year by with rappers Young Jeezy and Snoop Dogg, among others.
USA Today and NY Daily News and adds to a list of accolades
from other publications like the Washington Post and LA Times. Fashion Model Beverly Johnson Fights Palimony
He was also the first artist in the history of the Urban AC chart

to unanimously hold the No. 1 and No. 2 spots with “Bad Despite her celebrated beauty and success in the fashion
“A new, authentically original Habits” and “Pretty Wings.” world, former model Beverly Johnson is not immune to
vision.”—The New York Times In addition, Maxwell was seemingly ubiquitous on TV, celebrity scandal.
BY TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY where he performed on the “The Jay Leno Show,” “The Today According to gossip Web site, a man named Mark
Directed by Serge Seiden Show” and “Good Morning America.” Burk is suing Johnson for millions, claiming he had an oral

agreement with Johnson in which they would publicly appear
This coming-of-age tale Rap Producer Faces Murder Charge as husband and wife. As part of their agreement, Burk claims
follows a young female According to, music producer Demetrius he was supposed to receive half of Johnson’s earnings while
runner of great promise and Lee Stewart, known more popularly as Shawty Redd, is in they were together.
the devastating choices she an Atlanta jail facing a murder charge. Henry County Police Burk also said Johnson - the first Black fashion star to cover
is forced to make. Captain Jason Bolton told Stewart was American Vogue - agreed to provide him financial support
arrested last week. “for the rest of his life in the same style and manner that was
Stewart is being accused of shooting Damon A. Martin, established” during their courtship, which ended in 2008.


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Church Briefs
Compiled by Herb Luther Jing Jr. Drum Major Following the breakfast,
Quarles breakfast celebration at 9 a.m. the drum major award will
on Jan. 18 at Union Wesley be presented to an individual
Prayer Breakfast AME Zion Church located whose life exemplifies the
The United at 1860 Michigan Ave. N.E. traits, values, beliefs and
Black Christians Henry Neal Williams will ideals of the great civil rights
of Region III will be the guest speaker. He is leader. Call 202-667-3824
hold its 23rd prayer director of the Environmental for ticket and other
breakfast at 9 a.m. Sciences Institute at Florida information.
on Jan. 9 at Peoples

Wanted: Church News

UCC located at 4704
13th St. N.W. The
Rev. Dr. Michael
C. Murphy, senior
minister at the
church, will address
the theme “We Still
Area churches are invited to share their
Have Work to Do.” schedule of events with AFRO readers
The program in the metropolitan area. Send your
will include the
presentation of the releases and pictures to
Rev. Dr. Joseph Church Editor
Evans Scholarship
and Franklinton
Washington AFRO
Center of Bricks. Stanley J. Thurston leads the audience, the Choral Arts Society of Washington and members of the
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1917 Benning Road, N.E. 20002
All are welcome. Heritage Signature Chorale in a rousing tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Call Onra Dillard,
vice president The releases may also be sent to the
University during the 11 a.m. Methodist Church located musical expression to Dr.
for programs, at 202-543- worship services on Jan. at 11th and K streets N.W. King’s timeless message of church editor at dubiosquarles@yahoo.
3918 for ticket and other
information. The e-mail
10 in the Andrew Rankin The service will be held in peace, justice and unity in com or by fax to 202-723-7461.
Chapel located on the campus celebration of the Rev. Dr. this multi-cultural celebration
address is barbarakamara@ of Howard University in Martin Luther King Jr.’s featuring 300 choristers and Northwest Washington. He is birthday. celebrated guest performers,” All releases should be sent at least two
the senior pastor at St. James It will feature an interfaith a spokesperson said. weeks prior to the date of the event to
HU Chapel Services AME Church in Newark, N.J. mass choir under the direction In addition to the Choral
The Rev. Dr. William The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. of Everett Williams, Asbury’s Arts Society, other groups assure publication.
D. Watley will be the Wright Jr. will be the guest minister of music, the appearing will include The
guest preacher at Howard preacher on Jan. 17. Interfaith Children’s Choir Heritage Signature Chorale
Broadcasts of and guest speakers including under the direction of Stanley
Call 202-723-4407 for additional
sermons can be heard the Rev. Dennis Wiley and J. Thurston; the Suitland High information.
the following Sunday at Rabbi Harold White. A School for the Visual and
11 a.m. on WHUR-FM reception will follow the Performing Arts Chamber
96.3 radio. Call 202- service. Call 202-628-0009 Choir, under the direction of
806-7194 or visit online for additional information. Kenneth Boucher; and Ralph
at Henderson and Friends.
Worship/ChapelSevices/ Choral Arts Society “Forward the Dream” is the
SpeakersSchedule. The Choral Arts Society theme for the tribute. Call
of Washington, under the 202-244-3669 or visit online
Asbury UMC direction of Norman Scribner, at for ticket and
The Interfaith will present the 22nd Annual other information.
Conference of choral tribute to Dr. Martin
Courtesy Photo Metropolitan Washington Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. MLK Breakfast
The Rev. Dr. William D. Watley is sponsoring an Interfaith on Jan. 10 in the Kennedy The Sons of Varick at John
will preach at Howard University Service at 3 p.m. on Jan. Center. “Artists will join Wesley AME Zion Church
on Jan. 10. 10 at Asbury United together in giving eloquent will host the 11th Martin
A&M University.

Martin Luther King Celebrations

Compiled by AFRO Staff
and Herb Quarles

Jan. 15
2009 Annual Civil
Rights Film Festival
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Frederick Douglass National
Historic Site, 1411 W
St., S.E., D.C. View films
highlighting Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr.’s life and
contributions. For more
information: 202-426-5961.

Holiday Weekend
Family Festival
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.,
National Museum of
American History. During AFRO File Photo
this three-day celebration N.W., D.C. Volunteer hours day of the event in front of Watkins Elementary School
of the life and legacy of Dr. available for participants. the concert hall beginning at recite the “I Have a Dream”
Martin Luther King Jr., the 10 a.m. speech.
museum will present special
programs, performances and Jan. 17
Interfaith Prayer, MLK March and
activities focused on stories Annual Gospel Music
of freedom and justice.
Peace and Praise Wreath Laying
Concert Service
Visitors can sing along with 3:30 - 7 p.m. Mount Ceremony
familiar songs like “We 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 10th
Pleasant Baptist Church, 215 12:30 – 2p.m. African-
Shall Not Be Moved” and Street Baptist Church, 1000
Rhode Island Ave., N.W., American Civil War
“This Little Light of Mine,” R St., N.W., D.C. The Rev.
D.C. The Rev. Terry D. Memorial, Vermont Avenue
and learn lesser-known A.C. Durant hosts this free
Streeter is the host pastor for and U Street, N.W., D.C.
songs created by students event.
this free event. Free. Reception follows
who changed the words to wreath laying.
popular songs of the day. Lincoln Memorial
Jan. 18 1 p.m. Lincoln Memorial,
6 p.m. John F. Kennedy 23rd and Independence Awards
Jan. 16 Center for the Performing avenues, N.W. D.C. The Presentation
Youth Symposium Arts. The Kennedy Center National Park Service will 6- 9 p.m. Celebration
9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Thurgood and Georgetown University place a wreath at the Lincoln performance features Dr.
Marshall Academy Public host a musical celebration Memorial, on the steps King Student Scholarship
Charter High School, 2427 in honor of Dr. Kin’s legacy. where Dr. King gave his and 2010 Dream Keepers
Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Free. Tickets distributed the 1963 speech. Students from Award Presentations.
B6 The Washington Afro-American, January 9, 2010 - January 15, 2010


See more at Skins Look to Spoil Giants’ Playoffs Chances

NFL Playoffs Preview

Quest for the Super Bowl Starts Saturday

By Stephen D. Riley they wouldn’t have it any Philip Rivers earned his each other as the first game on games to earn consecutive
AFRO Staff Writer other way. Winners of three third trip to the Pro Bowl Saturday. The Bengals will be trips to the playoffs and
straight, the Cowboys will be and he leads a remarkable seeking revenge after getting will try to make amends
After a long season, the gunning for their first playoff cast of athletes on a talented blanked by the Jets, 37-0. after falling one game
NFL playoffs are set to begin win since 1996. A road-win Chargers team. The sixth seed Baltimore short last season of
on Jan. 9. While the top two against the once undefeated San Diego will be one of Ravens round out the AFC’s making the franchise’s
seeds in both the AFC and Saints and back-to-back the favorites to advance out playoff pool. The Ravens won second Super Bowl
NFC will be home resting this shutouts have the Cowboys of the AFC especially since three of their remaining four appearance.
Courtesy of NFL
week, teams ready to begin flying high while they attempt they’ve had the top ranked
Wild Card play enter the to reverse their recent trend of Indianapolis Colts’ number
postseason hotter than some late season woes. for quite some time. The Colts
Washington Redskins Football
of the league’s higher seeds.
The Minnesota Vikings
The Packers have won
seven of their last eight games
blazed to a 14-0 start this
year but losers of consecutive Skins Set to Endure Rescue
and Recovery Mission
and New Orleans Saints and will open their playoff games could be cause for
earned first-round byes after run against a Cardinal team some concern. Their bigger
both teams combined to go they just annihilated, 33-7, concern could be a Charger
25-9 on the season but both in Arizona’s home finale. team they’re 1-3 against in In some circles,
squads ended the regular Green Bay ranks second in the last two seasons including 4:45 a.m. couldn’t have
season on sour notes. The overall defense and Packers’ two postseason exits courtesy been too early for the
Vikings lost three out of do-it-all cover corner Charles of Rivers and company. Washington Redskins to
their last five games and the Woodson is a defensive MVP While the Chargers fire much maligned head
Saints lost three straight to finalist. Second-year signal have had the Colts’ number, coach Jim Zorn. After a
close their campaign. While caller Aaron Rodgers is at the the New England Patriots 12-20 win-loss record
the Vikings showed signs of top of the quarterback list in have the Chargers’ number, in two seasons, the Zorn
life with a 44-7 demolition most sporting circles. going 3-1 against San Diego era officially ended on
of the reeling New York The Cardinals and Eagles since the 2006 season and Jan. 4 courtesy of new
Giants in their season finale, could not have ended their knocking the Chargers out of general manager Bruce
a power struggle between seasons on poorer notes. With postseason play twice over Allen.
head coach Brad Childress the NFC East crown on the that span. The Patriots will be Former Denver
and quarterback Brett Favre line, the Eagles’ 24-0 loss to down a man, however, after Broncos head coach
cast a dark cloud over the the Cowboys was definitely league leading receiver Wes Mike Shanahan was
last quarter of the season a setback but their prior Welker tore both his MCL hired as the front man
for Minnesota. With Favre, six-game winning streak is and ACL in the season finale on Jan. 5 to complete
40, tiptoeing the line of evidence they can turn things against Houston. AFRO Photo/Khalid Naji-Allah
the rescue and recovery There’s no place to go but up for the Redskins after finishing
retirement, it’s officially around. Welker isn’t the only mission that has now the season with a 4-12 losing record.
Super Bowl or bust for the Turning things around isn’t leading receiver to suffer an become the Washington
Vikings this year. something the AFC’s second injury in the season finale as Redskins franchise. career in Washington. dollar contract.
The Dallas Cowboys, seed needs to worry about. the Cincinnati Bengals Chad While Shanahan is armed Campbell has been forced While breaking in a new
Green Bay Packers, Winners of 11 straight games, Ochocinco bruised his knee in with a decorated record, the to learn numerous offensive coach and uncertainty at the
Philadelphia Eagles and the San Diego Chargers warm-ups prior to the Bengals potential task of cleaning up systems along with being quarterback position could
Arizona Cardinals will hit have become most sporting finale against the New York Washington is one that many constantly harassed behind be problematic, maybe the
the ground running. For pundits’ “sexy” pick to reach Jets. Ironically, both teams before him have failed at. a leaky protection scheme. biggest problem facing the
the Cowboys and Packers, the Super Bowl. Quarterback will open the playoffs against Washington will select Campbell is likely to test free Redskins is a cultural change.
fourth overall in this year’s agency this offseason but the Seven different coaches since
NFL draft but the list of fact remains that the Redskins 2000, big dollars spent on
candidates to fulfill that may be compelled to keep mediocre free agents and
selection is an extensive one. Campbell due to a shortage an 80-96 win-loss record
The Redskins have serious of marquee quarterbacks since owner Daniel Snyder
issues to address along their available this summer. took over the team in 1999
offensive line and at the Keeping Campbell have helped create an dismal
safety position. Questions would likely set the 27-year- atmosphere surrounding

Second Chances
still revolve around the old up for another change one of the league’s proudest
quarterback, running back in offensive systems as franchises.
and receiver positions and the Shanahan will undoubtedly Snyder has received
Since Tiger Woods’ infidelity has been Napoleon had his squeeze on the side, possibility remains favorable implement his own system his share of criticism for
exposed, there’s been a lot of discussion and for those who were around at the time for a new set of offensive and next season. Keeping having too large a hand in
about second chances and who is deserving you may remember that FDR was rumored to defensive coordinators for Campbell could prove the decision making but the
and who is not. There are a lot of women up have his action right in the White House. Bill next season. difficult as well as the fifth- hiring of Allen is expected
in arms over this issue, and it is a bone of Clinton had Monica, and this turned out to be Critics still remain year veteran could demand a to help soothe things around
contention with some men. I say let’s stop almost as bad as Napoleon’s Waterloo. skeptical of how to classify long-term commitment from a spontaneous front office.
being hypocrites. Athletes, company execs, media quarterback Jason Campbell, Washington in attempt to cash Allen’s previous stops in
Tiger is a young man (man, being of flesh personalities and stars of stage and screen who has had a tumultuous in on what could likely be Oakland and Tampa Bay
and blood and human frailties), and he has have been exposed over the years, and there stint during his five-year his last opportunity for a big Continued on B7
been exposed as just that. Because of his are a few confessing to a few indiscreet

Bobby Hall Makes PBA Tour History

dominance in the sports world and the tag of assignations right now.
greatest athlete on the planet, he was viewed In my discussions over this issue with
as being beyond the temptations other men friends and colleagues, I find women to be
face. the most judgmental. It is like, “How dare By Perry Green Hall, 39, now becomes
Tiger is the first athlete to reach billionaire him. He had the world in the palm of his AFRO Sports Editor the second African-
status, and he had a beautiful family. They hand.” I agree that Tiger had it made, but if American bowler to earn
graced the covers of magazines, all smiling you scratched his flesh, does he not bleed? With most folks, a PBA Tour exemption,
and exuding the countenance of the American Remember ladies, the women that Tiger a new year brings following Billy Oatman,
dream. Who could have imagined that all was was involved with all knew that he was a new set of goals who was named PBA
not well in River City? married. There are a few who say that they to accomplish. The Rookie of the Year in 2006-
When it was discovered that Tiger isn’t thought Tiger was going to leave his wife. same applies for 07.
bulletproof and can’t walk on water, sponsors Anybody who believes that, raise your hand. professional bowler Hall explained to
ran for shelter and fans retreated in droves. If I remember correctly, when Jesus Bobby Hall II, who the AFRO that earning
What Tiger became is the hottest media story said, “Let he who is without sin cast the added a few more an exemption means he
since the death of Princess Diana. There are first stone,” he was pulling a mob off of aspirations to his doesn’t have to compete
some out there who haven’t taken a deep Mary Magdalene, who was guilty of a few life plan as the new Courtesy Photo during most of the stops on
breath since this story broke. indiscretions. decade dawned. Bobby Hall II recently became the the PBA tour this season,
Aside from the fact that supposed And in the interest of bringing some But Hall also second African-American bowler to but will still be paid as if he
girlfriends are popping out of the wood equity to this guilt question, I recommend made sure he cleaned earn a PBA Tour exemption, following did participate—a privilege
works everywhere, I have a problem with you tune into a show on cable TV titled his slate of old goals Billy Oatman, who was named PBA given to only the best
the hypocritical way America in general is “Cheaters.” You will find more than a few of before 2010 arrived, Rookie of the Year in 2006-07. bowlers.
judging this young man. the culprits are female. accomplishing one “This means a lot to
If you remember your Bible lessons, you As far as forgiveness and second chances particular feat that’s me because a lot of people
will remember, “Let he who is without sin are concerned, if Tiger does a little pitching not only important to him, but historical to thought I couldn’t do it,” Hall said. “But now
cast the first stone.” And, I say to you now, if and putting in his back yard and makes an every Black competitor in America. it’s no question that I am among the elite; I
you are completely innocent of these kind of occasional trip to the driving range to get in Hall, a Washington, D.C. native turned am officially one of the best bowlers in the
indiscretions, you are close to qualifying for shape, he will show up at the Masters in April Landover, Md., resident, finished second nation.”
sainthood. and the cheers will rock Augusta. overall in the Sands Regency Professional Hall, a longtime competitor on the regional
Since recorded history, there have been He is suffering the punishment of his Bowling Association Regional Players level, said he’s been shooting for a PBA Tour
other women. Remember, women don’t have wife taking his children away, and he is Invitational on Dec. 17, 2009. Not only did exemption ever since they first introduced such
to be the indiscretion of choice, but they are attending a sex rehabilitation center. He is Hall’s placing earn him thousands of dollars, a privilege in the early 2000s, but he’s wanted
the issue we are dealing with at the moment. contrite over this whole matter, and I say but it also qualified him to compete in the 2010 to be a great bowler all his life.
After all, Superman had kryptonite, and leave the man alone, he deserves “a second PBA Tournament of Champions and granted Hall learned to bowl when he was 3 from
Batman wasn’t bulletproof. chance.” him a full-time exemption status from the 2010 watching his father, Bobby Hall Sr., who was
PBA Tour. Continued on B7
The Washington Afro-American, January 9, 2010 - January 15, 2010 B7
Howard University Men’s Basketball
Bison Shocks Navy with Non-Conference Win
By Perry Green surprisingly defeated the kind of balance that we have scored double-digit points, “I think that
AFRO Sports Editor United States Naval Academy, been looking for. Our seniors with Curtis White leading our schedule
72-65, in a non-conference Curtis (White) and Paul the way with 21 points. really helped us
The Howard Bison matchup at Burr Gymnasium (Kilpatrick) made plays when Collins followed with 15 in this game,”
basketball team has won only on Jan. 4. The win halted we needed them. And then points, while Phillips scored Jackson said.
10 of the past 50-plus games a five-game losing slump the young freshmen Dadrian 13 and Kilpatrick added “We have
they have played during the by Howard just in time for (Collins) and Mike (Phillips) 10. Thompson added eight played a lot of
past two years, but at least their Mid-Eastern Athletic made important contributions. points with a career-high 11 games on the
their most recent victory Conference campaign of the And down the stretch, Calvin rebounds. road and have
came against a formidable schedule. (Thompson) made some The Navy Midshipmen played against
opponent. “This was a big win tough plays that we had to (6-9 overall record) are just some tough
The Bison (2-13 overall for us,” Howard coach Gil have.” one of a few tough non- competition.
record on the season) Jackson said. “We got the Four Howard players conference opponents the It is important
Bison have faced this season, that we got this
and a victory perhaps proves win because
HU Women’s Basketball they are becoming a better we have a big

Saadia Doyle Earns Third MEAC KIDS DAY

team. The win will also conference
provide momentum as they game coming
Courtesy Photo/HU
approach MEAC conference up on Saturday

Howard’s Dadrian Collins scored 15 points
play for the remainder of the (Jan. 9) with
to help the Bison upset the Navy on Jan. 4.
season. Morgan State.”

By AFRO Staff

Howard University Lady Bison freshman Saadia

Doyle continues to make her presence felt in the Mid-
Eastern Athletic Conference.
The freshman forward out of Atlanta, Ga., was named
the MEAC Rookie of the Week on Jan. 4, the third time
she received such honor this season.
Doyle scored an average of 27 points, along with 11
rebounds in two games played last week. She recorded
a double-double of 31 points and 14 rebounds to help
Howard beat Holy Cross, 87-80, on Dec. 30, and shot an Kids tickets are only $5 at all Wizards Sunday home
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Continued from B6
desperate franchise but fans
shouldn’t expect immediate
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Whatever change
Kidsmay Day tickets on November 8th.
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results. The Redskins still come to Washington will
concluded with one Super compete in a division that be much needed. While the Visit Verizon Center box office on January 10th
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the Year Award in 2002. two teams from the NFC East Obama, a campaign for
An Allen and Shanahan division in this year’s playoffs change has definitely been
combination could possibly and a New York Giants team adopted by the Washington
be prestigious enough to relatively fresh off a Super Redskins fans and even the PUBLIC NOTICE
restore some of the tradition Bowl victory from a few president would probably sign On December 17, 2009, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), the State
and order back into a seasons ago, Washington has off on that. agency that owns and operates Maryland’s toll facilities, approved tolling parameters
for the Intercounty Connector (ICC)/MD 200. This approval follows a 60-day public-

Bobby Hall I’m looking to get into public

speaking soon,” Hall said.
“I have the ability to inspire
so I want to do that. Even if
it’s not bowling, I want to
inspire others to follow their
comment period held September 23 through November 23, 2009.

The approved tolling parameters set the mileage-rate range, pricing periods, rounding
Continued from B6 rule, and minimum toll for the ICC/MD 200. The actual toll rates will be set by the
others with my achievement, goals to the finish.” MDTA’s Executive Secretary within the approved parameters and will be changed peri-
also a professional bowler. odically within the approved parameters to manage congestion and meet revenue needs.
Hall and his father still bowl A timeframe has not been identified for setting the toll rates.
together every week.
“I may be one of the best MDTA will provide at least 10 days notice of any change to the toll schedule that is
in the business, but I could within the approved tolling parameters. Any change to the tolling parameters requires a
never surpass my dad,” Hall 60-day public comment period.
Jr. said with a laugh. “He’d
never let me surpass his The first segment of the ICC between I-370 and MD 97 is expected to open in fall 2010.
talent.” The roadway from MD 97 to I-95 is expected to open in late 2011/early 2012. To com-
pute the toll for a specific trip, the per-mile toll rate for the vehicle class for the pricing
Hall’s practice regimen
period is multiplied by the trip distance or two miles, whichever is greater, and then
includes nearly 100 games rounded up to the nearest nickel.
a week, not including the
practice he puts in during his Approved Tolling Parameters
work as a bowling coach.
“Champions are made * Approved ICC Mileage Rate Ranges:
during practice, when no one Vehicle 2-Axle 3-Axle s
4-Axle 5-Axle 6+-Axle Motorcycle
is paying them any attention,” Class Per Mile Per Mile Per Mile Per Mile Per Mile Per Mile

Hall said.
Peak $0.25 to $0.35 $0.75 to $1.05 $1.13 to $1.58 $1.50 to $2.10 $1.88 to $2.63 $0.25 to $0.35
Off-Peak $0.20 to $0.30 $0.60 to $0.90 $0.90 to $1.35 $1.20 to $1.80 $1.50 to $2.25 $0.20 to $0.30
Spending that much time Overnight $0.10 to $0.30 $0.30 to $0.90 $0.45 to $1.35 $0.60 to $1.80 $0.75 to $2.25 $0.10 to $0.30

practicing can translate into

* Pricing Periods: The approved peak periods are Monday through Friday, except
lots of time spent alone, but
federal holidays, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Overnight periods are
Hall believes being No. 1 is each night from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Peak and overnight periods may be varied by up to 60
a lonely title and has already minutes earlier and later and adjusted once the roadway opens and travel patterns can be
grown accustomed to being assessed. Off-peak periods are all other times.
one of a kind, literally.
“There are plenty * Rounding Rule: A trip’s toll is rounded up to the nearest nickel.
of Blacks that bowl for
recreation, but only a handful * Minimum Toll: The minimum toll is 2.0 miles times the applicable vehicle class toll
of us are professionals, rate, or $0.40, whichever is greater.
so sometimes you wish it
could be more just for the Additional Information:
ICC tolls will be collected electronically using E-ZPass®; there will be no cash toll
camaraderie,” Hall said.
“But at the same time,
being the only one of your Traveling the ICC without a valid E-ZPass account will result in a Notice of Toll Due
kind represents just how good being sent to the registered owner of the vehicle. The notice will include the charge
you are. This is the level of for the toll, plus a $3 service fee for each transaction, the same policy in effect at the
the elite and sometimes only MDTA’s other toll facilities.
a few can reach this level. I’m
just happy to be able to join A separate motorcycle vehicle class will be established for the ICC. All motorcycles
the club.” will be subject to two-axle rates, regardless of the number of axles, including side-cars
But now that Hall has and trailers.
reached the top, he wants to
The vehicle-class factors for the ICC are the same as those in effect at the MDTA’s other
toss down a rope so others
toll facilities.
can follow, and a way for
him to do that is by making Maryland Transportation Authority
more Blacks aware of the 2310 Broening Highway, Suite 150
professional bowling field. Baltimore, MD 21224
410-537-1017 • 1-866-713-1596
“Bowling is one of my
talents but I have more and

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Judge Thomas J. Motley
Calendar 10
filed a complaint for
judgment changing Mer-
Wills, including name,
address and relation-
Clyde M Turner
leen C. Miller name to STANDARD ship. Decedent
Merleen Canty and hav- PROBATE Date of Publication: Thomas H. Queen Esq
ing applied to the court
for an Order of Publica-
Notice is hereby given
that a petition has been
January 8, 2010
Name of newspaper:
530 Eighth Street SE
Washington DC 20003
Legal Advertising Rates
tion of the notice re- filed in this Court by Afro-American
R E P R E S E N TAT I V E O F quired by law in such Kenneth Rosenau, Esq
for standard probate,
Washington Law
NOTICE OF Effective October 1, 2006
THE ESTATE OF PATSY cases; it is by the Court Reporter APPOINTMENT,
FLOOD CRAWLEY et al. this 18th day of including the Andrei Brown NOTICE TO
Order for service
December 2009.
ORDERED, that all per-
appointment of one or
more personal repre-
by Publication
The object of this action
sons concerned show
cause, if any there be,
sentative. Unless a com-
plaint or an objection in
Shirley A. Holmes,
is to remove a cloud on accordance with Super- 1/8, 1/15, 1/22
the title of the real prop-
on or before the 22nd
day of January 2010, ior Court Probate Di-
whose address is 2012
10th Street, NW
erty located at 421 61st, vision Rule 407 is filed Superior Court of
why the prayers of said Washington DC 20001
N.E., known for tax and in this Court within 30 the District of
complaint should not be was appointed personal
assessment purposes as days from the date of District of Columbia
granted; provided that a
Square 5260, Lots 8, 9 copy of this order be first publication of this PROBATE DIVISION representative of the
estate of Clyde M.
and 10, situated in the notice, the Court may Washington, D.C.
published once a week Turner, who died on
District of Columbia. The take the action here- 20001-2131
for three consecutive June 4, 2006 with a will,
property was acquired by
weeks before said day inafter set forth. Administration No. a. Order Nisi $ 60 per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks
the District of Columbia 0001308-09 and will serve without
in the Afro-American.
in the absence of a will b. Small Estates (single publication)
(”District”) after the for- or proof satisfactory to DeSadra Banks Court supervision. All $ 50 per insertion
JUDGE unknown heirs and heirs
mer property owner,
A TRUE COPY TEST: the Court of due execu- Decedent c. Notice to Creditors
Patsy Flood Crawley, to Jay B Dorsey whose whereabouts are
12/25, 1/1, 1/8 tion, enter an order 1. Domestic
whom the District had
determining that the de- 146 Tennessee Ave NE unknown shall enter $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
transferred the property Washington, DC 20002 their appearance in this 2. Foreign
under the District of
Superior Court of cedent died intestate. proceeding. Objections $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
the District of 0
appoint a supervised Attorney
Columbia Homestead NOTICE OF to such appointment (or d. Escheated Estates $ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
Housing Preservation Columbia personal representative
APPOINTMENT, to the probate of de- e. Standard Probates
Program, failed to comply Civil Division Register of Wills cedent´s will) shall be $ 125.00
Case No. 0009480-09 Clerk of the Probate Div. NOTICE TO
with the terms and con- CREDITORS filed with the Register of
ditions of the program. IN RE: Date of First Publication Wills, D.C., 515 5th
The named Defendants Nicole Portis Fife January 8, 2010 AND NOTICE TO
may have had an interest Applicant Names of Newspapers:
ORDER OF Mikeya L. Welcher, Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
in the subject property Washington Law
prior to the District´s PUBLICATION Reporter whose address is 320 20001, on or before July a. Name Changes 202-879-1133 $ 80.00
CHANGE OF NAME Emerson Street NW, 8, 2010. Claims against
acquisition. Of these Washington
Washington DC 20011 the decedent shall be b. Real Property $ 200.00
Defendants, Unknown Nicole Portis Fife having AFRO-AMERICAN
Personal Representative filed a complaint for was appointed personal presented to the under-
Kenneth Rosenau, Esq signed with a copy to the
of the Estate of John judgment changing 1304 Rhode Island Ave. representative of the
Register of Wills or filed
Flood, Jr. and Unknown
Heirs and Devisees of
Nicole Portis Fife name NW WDC 20005 estate of DeSadra M.
Banks, who died on with the Register of Wills FAMILY COURT
to Nicole Portis Muham- Signature of
John Flood, Jr. could not mad and having applied November 2, 2009 with- with a copy to the under- 202-879-1212
Petitioners/Attorney signed, on or before July
be located despite an to the court for an Order 1/8, 1/15 out a will, and will serve
extensive search. of Publication of the no- without Court supervi- 8, 2010, or be forever
On motion of the Plaintiff, tice required by law in SUPERIOR COURT OF sion. All unknown heirs barred. Persons be-
lieved to be heirs or
on this 14th day of such cases; it is by the THE DISTRICT OF and heirs whose
December, 2009, it is Court this 23rd day of COLUMBIA whereabouts are un- legatees of the decedent 202-879-0157
hereby ORDERED that December 2009. PROBATE DIVISION known shall enter their who do not receive a
Plaintiff´s Motion to Allow ORDERED, that all per- Washington, D.C. appearance in this copy of this notice by a. Absent Defendant $ 150.00
Service by Publication on sons concerned show 20001-2131 proceeding. Objections mail within 25 days of its
defendants Unknown
cause, if any there be, Administration No. to such appointment first publication shall so b. Absolute Divorce $ 150.00
Personal Representative inform the Register of
of the Estate of John on or before the 29th 2008ADM951 shall be filed with the
Wills, including name,
c. Custody Divorce $ 150.00
day of January 2010, Estate of Register of Wills, D.C.,
Flood, Jr. and Unknown Douglas F Johnson 515 5th Street, N.W., address and relation-
Heirs and Devisees of why the prayers of said
complaint should not be aka 3rd Floor Washington, ship.
John Flood, Jr. is hereby Date of Publication: To place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262
GRANTED and it is fur- granted; provided that a Douglas Fairbanks D.C. 20001, on or be-
Johnson fore July 8, 2010. January 8, 2010
ther copy of this order be
Name of newspaper:
Public Notices $50.00 & up depending on size
ORDERED that Unknown published once a week Deceased Claims against the de-
for three consecutive NOTICE OF cedent shall be pre- Afro-American Baltimore Legal Notices are $24.15 per inch.
Personal Representative Washington Law
of the Estate of John weeks before said day STANDARD sented to the under- There is no flat rate — 1-800 (AFRO) 892
in the Afro-American. PROBATE signed with a copy to the Reporter
Flood, Jr. and Unknown For Proof of Publication, please call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244
Heirs and Devisees of JUDGE Notice is hereby given Register of Wills or filed Shirley A. Holmes
John Flood, Jr., and all A TRUE COPY TEST: that a petition has been with the Register of Wills Personal
those claiming under 1/1, 1/8, 1/15 filed in this Court by with a copy to the under- Representative LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES
them, cause their appear- Theresa Rosser and An- signed, on or before July TRUE TEST COPY y , ,
Superior Court of nette Johnson for stan- 8, 2010, or be forever REGISTER OF WILLS Name of newspaper: mail within 25 days of its with a copy to the under- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
ances to be entered
herein on or before the the District of dard probate, including barred. Persons be- 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 Afro-American first publication shall so signed, on or before July Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
16th day of April 2010; Columbia the appointment of one lieved to be heirs or Washington Law inform the Register of 8, 2010, or be forever 20001, on or before July
Civil Division Superior Court of Reporter Wills, including name, barred. Persons be- 8, 2010. Claims against
otherwise the case will or more personal repre- legatees of the decedent the District of
proceed as a case of de- Case No. 0009480-09 sentative. Unless a com- who do not receive a Ella C. Lloyd address and relation- lieved to be heirs or the decedent shall be
fault, provided a copy of IN RE: District of Columbia Personal ship. legatees of the decedent presented to the under-
plaint or an objection in copy of this notice by PROBATE DIVISION
this order of publication Nicole Portis Fife accordance with Super- mail within 25 days of its Representative Date of Publication: who do not receive a signed with a copy to the
be published at least Applicant Washington, D.C. TRUE TEST COPY January 8, 2010 copy of this notice by Register of Wills or filed
ior Court Probate Di- first publication shall so 20001-2131
twice a month for three ORDER OF vision Rule 407 is filed inform the Register of REGISTER OF WILLS Name of newspaper: mail within 25 days of its with the Register of Wills
consecutive months prior PUBLICATION Administration No. 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 Afro-American first publication shall so with a copy to the under-
in this Court within 30 Wills, including name, 0001275-09
to said date in the CHANGE OF NAME days from the date of address and relation- Washington Law inform the Register of signed, on or before July
WASHINGTON AFRO James Lloyd Superior Court of Reporter Wills, including name, 8, 2010 or be forever
Major Leroy Fife having first publication of this ship.
AMERICAN NEWS- Decedent the District of Vernon W. Henderson address and relation- barred. Persons be-
filed a complaint for notice, the Court may Date of Publication:
PAPERS and in a news- Milton E Mciver Esq District of Columbia Personal ship. lieved to be heirs or
judgment changing Ma- take the action here- January 8, 2010
paper of general circula- 7339 Hanover Parkway PROBATE DIVISION Representative Date of Publication: legatees of the decedent
jor Leroy Fife name to inafter set forth. Name of newspaper:
tion. Suite C Washington, D.C. TRUE TEST COPY January 8, 2010 who do not receive a
Major Akbar Muhammad 0
Admit to probate the Afro-American
/s/ TJ Motley Greenbelt, MD 20770 20001-2131 REGISTER OF WILLS Name of newspaper: copy of this notice by
and having applied to will dated October 20, Washington Law
Thomas J. Motley Attorney Administration No. 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 Afro-American mail within 25 days of its
the court for an Order of 1984 exhibited with the Reporter
ASSOCIATE JUDGE NOTICE OF 0001276-09 Washington Law first publication shall so
Publication of the notice petition upon proof sat- Mikeya L. Welcher Superior Court of
12/18, 12/25, 1/1, 1/8, APPOINTMENT, Vernetta R. Perry Reporter inform the Register of
2/5, 2/12 required by law in such isfactory to the Court of Personal the District of
NOTICE TO Decedent Tonya Denise Durham Wills, including name,
cases; it is by the Court due execution by affida- Representative District of Columbia
CREDITORS Thomas H. Queen Esq Personal address and relation-
Superior Court of this 23rd day of vit of witnesses TRUE TEST COPY PROBATE DIVISION
AND NOTICE TO 530 Eighth Street, SE Representative ship.
the District of December 2009. 0
Appoint an unsu- REGISTER OF WILLS Washington, D.C.
UNKNOWN HEIRS Washington DC 20008 TRUE TEST COPY Date of Publication:
Columbia ORDERED, that all per- pervised personal repre- 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 20001-2131
Ella C. Lloyd, whose ad- Attorney REGISTER OF WILLS January 8, 2010
Civil Division sons concerned show sentative. Administration No.
Superior Court of dress is 4702 Kane NOTICE OF 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 Name of newspaper:
Case No. 00009294-09 cause, if any there be, 0
Other-Determine the 2009ADM1261
the District of Place, NE, Washington APPOINTMENT, Afro-American
IN RE: on or before the 29th applicability of D.C. Mary Lee Jefferson
District of Columbia DC 20019 was ap- NOTICE TO Superior Court of Washington Law
ELIGHA SAMUELS day of January 2010, Code Section 18-308, Decedent
PROBATE DIVISION pointed personal repre- CREDITORS the District of Reporter
Applicant why the prayers of said Anti-lapse statute. W. Alton Lewis
Washington, D.C. sentative of the estate of AND NOTICE TO District of Columbia Jacqueline Hopkins
ORDER OF complaint should not be Register of Wills 1450 Mercantile Lane
20001-2131 James Lloyd, who died UNKNOWN HEIRS PROBATE DIVISION Personal
PUBLICATION granted; provided that a Clerk of the Probate Div. Suite 155
Administration No. on May 25, 2009 with a Vernon W. Henderson, Washington, D.C. Representative
CHANGE OF NAME copy of this order be Date of First Publication Largo, MD 20774
0001304-09 will, and will serve with- whose address is 881 20001-2131 TRUE TEST COPY
Eligha Samuels having published once a week January 8, 2010 Attorney
Vernell M. Lott out Court supervision. Bellevue Street SE #1, Administration No. REGISTER OF WILLS
filed a complaint for for three consecutive Names of Newspapers: NOTICE OF
Decedent All unknown heirs and Washington DC 20032 09ADM1248 1/8, 1/15, 1/22
judgment changing weeks before said day Washington Law APPOINTMENT,
Larry H. Kirsch, Esq h e i r s w h o s e was, appointed personal Pennie Lee Hopkins
Eligha Samuels name to in the Afro-American. Reporter NOTICE TO
5101 Wisconsin Ave whereabouts are un- representative of the Decedent Superior Court of
Elijah Samuels and hav- JUDGE Washington CREDITORS
NW, Suite 302 known shall enter their estate of Vernetta R Claude O. Barrington the District of
Washington DC 20016 appearance in this Perry, who died on 1212 Emerson Street, District of Columbia
for an Order of Publica- 1/1, 1/8, 1/15 Cherly C. Henderson UNKNOWN HEIRS
Attorney proceeding. Objections November 11, 2009 with NW PROBATE DIVISION
tion of the notice re- 4920 Niagara Road to such appointment (or a will, and will serve Tonya Denise Durham, Washington, D.C.
Superior Court of NOTICE OF Washington DC 20011
quired by law in such Suite 200 to the probate of de- without Court supervi- whose address is 1514 20001-2131
the District of APPOINTMENT, Attorney
cases; it is by the Court College Park, cedent´s will) shall be sion. All unknown heirs Madison Street, Hyatts- Administration No.
this 15th day of MD. 20740 filed with the Register of and heirs whose ville, MD 20782 was ap- 0001263-09
December 2009. Signature of Wills, D.C., 515 5th whereabouts are un- pointed personal repre- Calvin Cade
Case No. 0009480-09 AND NOTICE TO NOTICE TO
ORDERED, that all per- Petitioners/Attorney Street, N.W., 3rd Floor known shall enter their sentative of the estate of Decedent
sons concerned show 1/8, 1/15 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . appearance in this Mary Lee Jefferson, who Brian W. Thompson
Ibn Major Fife Ronald Lee Lott, whose AND NOTICE TO
cause, if any there be, 20001, on or before July proceeding. Objections died on November 16, Esq
Applicant Superior Court of address is 2920 Nelson UNKNOWN HEIRS
on or before the 19th 8, 2010. Claims against to such appointment (or 2009 with a will, and will 4530 Wisconsin Ave
ORDER OF the District of Place, SE, #3 Washing- Jacqueline Hopkins,
day of January 2010, the decedent shall be to the probate of de- serve without Court su- NW Suite 200
PUBLICATION District of Columbia ton DC 20019 was ap- whose address is 1672
why the prayers of said presented to the under- cedent´s will) shall be pervision. All unknown Washington DC 20016
CHANGE OF NAME PROBATE DIVISION pointed personal repre- Kramer Street NE,
complaint should not be signed with a copy to the filed with the Register of heirs and heirs whose Attorney
Nicole Portis Fife having Washington, D.C. sentative of the estate of Washington DC 20002
granted; provided that a Register of Wills or filed Wills, D.C., 515 5th whereabouts are un- NOTICE OF
filed a complaint for 20001-2131 Vernell M.. Lott, who was appointed personal
copy of this order be with the Register of Wills Street, N.W., 3rd Floor known shall enter their APPOINTMENT,
judgment changing Ibn Administration No. died on December 1, representative of the
published once a week with a copy to the under- Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . appearance in this NOTICE TO
Major Fife name to Ibn 0000926-09 2009 without a will, and estate of Pennie Lee
for three consecutive signed, on or before July 20001, on or before July proceeding. Objections CREDITORS
Major Muhammad and Arsula C. Brown will serve without Court Hopkins, who died on
weeks before said day 8, 2010, or be forever 8, 2010. Claims against to such appointment (or AND NOTICE TO
having applied to the Decedent supervision. All un- July 5, 2000 without a
in the Afro-American. barred. Persons be- the decedent shall be to the probate of de- UNKNOWN HEIRS
court for an Order of Frazer Walton, Jr known heirs and heirs will, and will serve with-
JUDGE lieved to be heirs or presented to the under- cedent´s will) shall be Clarence Cade, whose
Publication of the notice 920 Burns Street, SE whose whereabouts are out Court supervision.
A TRUE COPY TEST: legatees of the decedent signed with a copy to the filed with the Register of address is 5329 D
required by law in such Washington DC 20019 unknown shall enter All unknown heirs and
12/25, 1/1, 1/8 who do not receive a Register of Wills or filed Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street SE, Washington
cases; it is by the Court Attorney their appearance in this h e i r s w h o s e
Superior Court of this 23rd day of NOTICE OF copy of this notice by with the Register of Wills Street, N.W., 3rd Floor whereabouts are un- DC 20019 was ap-
proceeding. Objections Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
the District of December 2009. APPOINTMENT, to such appointment mail within 25 days of its with a copy to the under- known shall enter their pointed personal repre-
Columbia ORDERED, that all per- NOTICE TO first publication shall so signed, on or before July 20001, on or before July appearance in this sentative of the estate of
shall be filed with the 8, 2010. Claims against
Civil Division sons concerned show CREDITORS Register of Wills, D.C., inform the Register of 8, 2010, or be forever proceeding. Objections Calvin Cade, who died
Case No. 0009398-09 cause, if any there be, AND NOTICE TO Wills, including name, barred. Persons be- the decedent shall be to such appointment (or on January 20, 2008
515 5th Street, N.W., presented to the under-
IN RE: on or before the 29th UNKNOWN HEIRS 3rd Floor Washington, address and relation- lieved to be heirs or to the probate of de- without a will, and will
Merlene Canty day of January 2010, Andrei Brown, whose ship. legatees of the decedent signed with a copy to the cedent´s will) shall be serve without Court su-
D.C. 20001, on or be- Register of Wills or filed
aka why the prayers of said address is 1906 D fore July 8, 2010. Date of Publication: who do not receive a filed with the Register of pervision. All unknown
Merleen C. Miller complaint should not be Street, NE Washington January 8, 2010 copy of this notice by with the Register of Wills Wills, D.C., 515 5th heirs and heirs whose
Claims against the de- w
A g D c N m S w
January 9, 2010 - January 15, 2010, The Washington Afro-American B9
y ,
whereabouts are un- Name of newspaper: 20815 Ethiopia and Kartoum,
known shall enter their Afro-American Attorney Sudan (where defen- St. Mary´s County Metropolitan
appearance in this Washington Law NOTICE OF dant’s family suggested Commission
proceeding. Objections Reporter APPOINTMENT, the defendant may have Request for Proposals
to such appointment (or Daisy Marie Arrington NOTICE TO moved) and none had a
to the probate of de- Personal CREDITORS listing for the Defendant.
cedent´s will) shall be AND NOTICE TO Water Meter Purchase, Contract #10-04-F
Representative F u r t h e r, d e f e n d a n t
filed with the Register of TRUE TEST COPY UNKNOWN HEIRS searched telephone in- The Commission is seeking Proposals for a
Wills, D.C., 515 5th REGISTER OF WILLS Joan Bellsey and Leslie formation, motor vehicle ten (10) year Contract for the purchase of
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 Bellsey, whose ad- departments and jails in radio read water meters, accessories,
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . dresses are 3028 Porter the DC area without any supporting software and equipment to serve
20001, on or before July Superior Court of St NW #204, Washing- both residential and commercial customers.
success. Plaintiff has
the District of ton DC 20008 & 333 E
8, 2010. Claims against
District of Columbia
also traveled to Ethiopia, Water meters currently in place will be con-
the decedent shall be 79th Street, #9T, New but could still not as- verted to the radio read technology and must
presented to the under- PROBATE DIVISION York NY 10021 were ap- certain the defendant’s interface with current Customer Billing Soft-
signed with a copy to the Washington, D.C. pointed personal repre- whereabouts. ware. Potential bidders shall submit a Pro-
Register of Wills or filed 20001-2131 sentative(s) of the estate In accordance with DC posal based on the performance and
with the Register of Wills Administration No. of Shirley Bellsey aka Code §13-338, the
with a copy to the under- 0001298-09 Shirley R. Bellsey, who plaintiff has provided the
specifications of the water meter, software
signed, on or before July Oscar Harrison died on September 25, and equipment. Literature, cut sheets and
court with proof of a
8, 2010, or be forever Parham Jr. 2009 with a will, and will general information about the product, ser-
summons being issued
barred. Persons be- Decedent serve with Court su- vices and manufacturer and current
or a certified letter being
lieved to be heirs or Kathy Brissette-Minus, pervision. All unknown references shall be included in the Proposal.
sent and returned.
legatees of the decedent LLC heirs and heirs whose An evaluation committee will review the in-
Based on the foregoing,
who do not receive a 9900 Greenbelt Road whereabouts are un-
Ste E-215
the court finds that the formation provided and potential bidders will
copy of this notice by known shall enter their plaintiff has made dili- be invited to demonstrate their product in a
mail within 25 days of its Lanham MD 20706 appearance in this gent efforts to locate the controlled environment.
first publication shall so Attorney proceeding. Objections defendants.
inform the Register of NOTICE OF to such appointment (or Accordingly, it is this Proposal documents must be submitted to
Wills, including name, APPOINTMENT, to the probate of de- 18th day of November,
address and relation- NOTICE TO cedent´s will) shall be 2009, hereby; the Commission Main Office located at
ship. CREDITORS filed with the Register of 43990 Commerce Avenue, Hollywood,
ORDERED that the
Date of Publication: AND NOTICE TO Wills, D.C., 515 5th Maryland no later than 3:00 pm. EST January
Plaintiff´s Motion to
January 8, 2010 UNKNOWN HEIRS Street, N.W., 3rd Floor 28, 2010. Any Proposals received after the
Serve By Publication is
Name of newspaper: Gary C. Anderson, Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . stated time and date will be considered
hereby GRANTED. It is
whose address is 1208 20001, on or before July
Parham Road, Apt 3,
further non-responsive and will be returned to the
Washington Law 8, 2010. Claims against ORDERED that a status Offeror. At least four (4) copies of Proposal
Reporter Fort Washington MD the decedent shall be hearing in this matter is documents must be submitted for evaluation
Clarence Cade 20744 was appointed presented to the under- shall be held on January by the committee.
Personal personal representative signed with a copy to the 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm in
Representative of the estate of Oscar Register of Wills or filed Courtroom 103.
TRUE TEST COPY Harrison Parham, Jr, with the Register of Wills SO ORDERED.
Bid packages are available for review at the
REGISTER OF WILLS who died on November with a copy to the under- main office of the Commission between the
Carol Ann Dalton
1/8, 1/15, 1/22 28, 2009 without a will, signed, on or before July hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and on the
Associate Judge
and will serve without 8, 2010, or be forever Commission website at
Signed in Chambers
Superior Court of Court supervision. All barred. Persons be- Inquiries concerning Proposal documents
1/8, 1/16, 1/22
the District of unknown heirs and heirs
whose whereabouts are
lieved to be heirs or should be directed to Joy Hamlet, Purchasing
District of Columbia legatees of the decedent Agent at 301-373-4733, Extension 222 or at
PROBATE DIVISION unknown shall enter who do not receive a
Washington, D.C. their appearance in this copy of this notice by
20001-2131 proceeding. Objections mail within 25 days of its
Administration No. to such appointment (or first publication shall so
The St. Mary´s Metropolitan Commission
1262-09 to the probate of de- inform the Register of reservess the right to reject any or all Pro-
Jeanette A. Michael cedent´s will) shall be Wills, including name, posals and to waive any informality in the
Decedent filed with the Register of address and relation- Proposals submitted when such waiver is in
W. Alton Lewis Wills, D.C., 515 5th ship. the best interest of the Commission.
1450 Mercantile Lane Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Date of Publication:
Suite 155 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . January 8, 2010 The St. Mary´s County Metropolitan Commission
Largo, MD 20774 20001, on or before July Name of newspaper: does not discriminate on the basis of race, marital
Attorney 8, 2010. Claims against Afro-American status, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,
NOTICE OF the decedent shall be physical or mental handicap, political affiliation,
Washington Law or other non-merit factors.
APPOINTMENT, presented to the under-
NOTICE TO signed with a copy to the
Joan Bellsey
CREDITORS Register of Wills or filed
AND NOTICE TO with the Register of Wills
Leslie Bellsey Ad Network All ads must TAX SERVICES
UNKNOWN HEIRS with a copy to the under- Representative Johnston Construction requests MWDBE Classifieds be prepaid
Carolyn Michael-Banks, signed, on or before July TRUE TEST COPY pricing for civil, site, mechanical & electrical IRS TAX DEBT KEEP-
whose address is 4811 8, 2010, or be forever REGISTER OF WILLS work as well as the supply of related materi- are published ING YOU AWAKE?
Harvest Knoll Lane, barred. Persons be-
Memphis, Tenn 38125 lieved to be heirs or
1/8, 1/15, 1/22 als for a WWTP Upgrade in Thurmont, MD in 65 Local CPA firm resolves
by 1/25/10. also a Pump Station in Timonium, all Federal and State
was appointed personal legatees of the decedent SUPERIOR COURT OF MD by 1/20/10. Contact 410-833-7310 or newspapers. tax problems for individ-
representative of the who do not receive a THE DISTRICT OF
estate of Jeanette A. Mi- copy of this notice by COLUMBIA uals and businesses.
chael, who died on mail within 25 days of its
November 29, 2009 with first publication shall so
FAMILY COURT 25 words $175 US Tax Resolutions,
DOMESTIC P.A. 877-477-1108
a will, and will serve inform the Register of RELATIONS BRANCH ALLAN A. MYERS and AIMD submitting bid (For more than AUTOMOBILE
without Court supervi- Wills, including name, Docket No. 02/03/2010 as prime contractors for Towson
sion. All unknown heirs address and relation- 2009DRB2476 Finished Water Reservoir Cover and Mis- 25 words there DONATION
and heirs whose ship. Judge Dalton cellaneous Repairs - Water Contract No. is an additional VACATION
whereabouts are un- Date of Publication: Tigist Tessema DONATE VEHICLE:
known shall enter their January 8, 2010 Plaintiff,
1164 in Baltimore, Maryland. AAM and AIMD
charge of RENTALS
encourages participation of Minority and Receive $1000 GRO-
appearance in this Name of newspaper: v. CERY COUPONS, Your Book Now for MLK, Jr.
proceeding. Objections Afro-American Meseret Bezabih
Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) $7 per word.)
subcontractors/suppliers. For further details Choice. NOAH'S ARC, Weekend
to such appointment (or Washington Law Defendant.
to the probate of de- Reporter of available opportunities contact Mark Jayne NO KILL Animal Deep Creek Lake, MD. -
cedent´s will) shall be Gary C. Anderson This case is before the at 610-584-6020 or Brad Buchler at Call Shelters. Advanced Long & Foster Resort
filed with the Register of Personal Court upon consider- 410-776-2009. Fax quotations should be Veterinary Treatments. Rentals Ski-in/ski-out
Wills, D.C., 515 5th Representative ation of the Plaintiff´s sent to 610-584-8205 or 610-222-2335 by (410) 554-8200 Free Towing, IRS TAX and ski access homes.
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor TRUE TEST COPY Motion to Serve By Pub- 02/02/2010. DEDUCTION. Non-run- Bring the gang - some
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . REGISTER OF WILLS lication. The plaintiff filed ners 1-866-912- sleep up to 24! Stay
20001, on or before July 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 a complaint for Absolute GIVE Free/Ski Free packages
8, 2010. Claims against Superior Court of Divorce on August 19, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning
the decedent shall be available (non-holiday;
the District of 2009, by which she is WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY Commission (M-NCPPC) hereby invites sealed bids
presented to the under- seeking an absolute an REQUEST FOR COMBINED QUALIFICATIONS from interested parties for Bid No B30-150 Light DONATE YOUR VEHI- restrictions apply)!
District of Columbia CLE RECEIVE FREE 800.336.7303 www.
signed with a copy to the PROBATE DIVISION absolute divorce from STATEMENTS ANDTECHNICAL PROPOSALS Fixture Removal and Replacement at Cabin John
Register of Wills or filed Washington, D.C. the defendant, Meseret Ice Rink and Wheaton Ice Arena in accordance with VACATION VOUCHER
with the Register of Wills 20001-2131 Bezabih. The plaintiff ARCHICTECTURAL /ENGINEERING AND specifications to be furnished by the Purchasing UNITED
with a copy to the under- Administration No. states that she and the RELATED SERVICES Division, 6611 Kenilworth Ave., Suite 300 Riverdale, BREAST CANCER
signed, on or before July defendant were married BASIC ORDERING AGREEMENT MD 20737. There will be no charge for the bid. A
0001291-09 DCFA #431-WSA MANDATORY pre-bid conference will be held FOUNDATION Free
8, 2010, or be forever Elaine D. Harris on June 20, 1994 in
barred. Persons be- Gondar Ethiopia and onsite, Friday, January 15, 2010 at 10:00 am, at Mammograms, Breast
Decedent The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Cabin John Ice Rink, 10610 Westlake Drive, Be- Cancer Info
lieved to be heirs or they have continuously
W. Alton Lewis (DC WASA), requests the submittal of combined thesda, MD 20717 and will continue over to the
legatees of the decedent lived separate and apart FREE
1450 Mercantile Lane Qualifications Statements and Technical Proposals Wheaton Ice Arena, 11717 Orebaugh Avenue,
who do not receive a Suite 155 since January 1996. Towing, Tax Deductible,
copy of this notice by She Claims to not know for the performance of architectural/ engineering Wheaton, MD 20902.. The meeting is mandatory
Largo, MD 20774 and related services under the proposed and all parties who intend to submit an offer must Non-Runners Accepted,
mail within 25 days of its Attorney the defendant’s current 1-888-468-5964
first publication shall so whereabouts. In her cur- agreement. The selected architectural firm, project carefully review this Invitation for Bid and attend the
NOTICE OF team of engineering firms, or joint venture, will pro- pre-bid meeting at both sites. Each bid must be
inform the Register of APPOINTMENT, rent Motion to Serve By
Wills, including name, vide architectural/engineering services for various submitted to the Purchasing Office at the above
Publication, the plaintiff
address and relation-
has filed an affidavit,
projects as assigned throughout DC WASA facili- address. Bids must be received before 11:00 am, FURNITURE
CREDITORS ties, including, but not limited to: implementing pro- Tuesday, January 26, 2010. Questions regarding
ship. AND NOTICE TO which specifically sets gram recommendations identified to be completed this bid may be directed to Mechelle T. Myers, CPPB
Date of Publication: forth the efforts that Cherry Bedroom Set.
UNKNOWN HEIRS in the Master Facilities Plan; facility condition at (301)454-1604, TTY (301)454-1493. All bids and
January 8, 2010 have been made to as- assessments; design services for the preparation of associated documents will become the property of Solid Wood, never used,
George L. Harris Jr, and
Name of newspaper: Patricia E. Croxton certain the defendant’s documents for construction bidding; and services the M-NCPPC and will be considered public in- brand new in factory
Afro-American whose addresses are present address. during bid and construction phases. Services will formation. boxes. English Dovetail.
Washington Law 9685 Bergamont Ct. Before an Order allow- require performance to a strict schedule for project Original cost $4500. Sell
Reporter Waldorf MD 20603 and ing Service by Publica- implementation. The Commission is an E.O.E. with special procure-
Carolyn Michael for $795. Can deliver.
3015 Great Oak Drive, tion may be issued, the ment rules for Minorities, Females, and the
Personal plaintiff must dem- The agreement resulting from this Request for Com- Disabled. 240-482-8721
Forestville MD 20747,
Representative were appointed per- onstrate that he made a bined Qualifications Statements and Technical Pro-
TRUE TEST COPY sonal representative(s) diligent but futile effort to posals may be subject to a Fair Share Objective Nancy J. Keogh
REGISTER OF WILLS locate the defendant, under the new EPA Disadvantaged Business Enter- Purchasing Manager
1/8, 1/15, 1/22
of the estate of Elaine D.
and must furnish the prise (DBE) Program which revises EPA´s Minority HELP WANTED
Harris, who died on Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business
November 28, 2009 with court with the following: RV delivery drivers
Superior Court of (1) the time and place at Enterprise (WBE) program. In accordance with the
the District of a will, and will serve which the parties last re- DBE requirements, a Fair Share Objective for Minor- needed. Deliver RVs,
District of Columbia without Court supervi- sided together; (2) the last ity and Women Business Enterprises participation in boats and trucks for
PROBATE DIVISION sion. All unknown heirs time the were in contact this work of 28% and 4% respectively has been PAY! Deliver to all 48
Washington, D.C. and heirs whose with each other; (3) the established. Program requirements are fully defined
and address of the last states and Canada. For
20001-2131 whereabouts are un- on the EPA Office of Small Business Program web-
Administration No.
known shall enter their
appearance in this
employer of the
during the time the parties

or at a later time
site at Strictly Personal details log on to
Frank Arrington Jr
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment (or
if known to the Plaintiff;
(4) the names and ad-
Interested firms should contact Ms. Melva Massey
by e-mail at to obtain Pen Pals m
William A. Bland Esq to the probate of de- dresses of those known a more detailed Request for Combined
1140 Connecticut Ave cedent´s will) shall be to be close to the Defen- Qualifications Statements and Technical Proposals, I’m involving God’s help to write the per-
NW #1100 filed with the Register of dant; and (5) any other including a brief scope of work. Request must refer HOMES FOR
To advertise in the AFRO call

information which could to DCFA #431-WSA. Qualifications Statements and fect ad! Psst...Psst..., I’m seeking a Ms./Miss
Washington DC 20036 Wills, D.C., 515 5th a fruitful basis for further Technical Proposals are due Thursday, February 11,
Attorney Street, N.W., 3rd Floor inquiry by one bent on or Mrs. who’s middle aged, receptive, bub-
NOTICE OF Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . learning the present 2010 at 4:00 p.m. EST. FORECLOSED ONLINE
APPOINTMENT, 20001, on or before July whereabout the Defen-
bly, charming, bright, petite-to-full figured
NOTICE TO 8, 2010. Claims against dant. From such basic woman to correspond/be pen pals with...I’m Homes | BIDS OPEN
the decedent shall be information, the Plaintiff
CREDITORS should then detail for the 52, 6ft., 225 lbs., w/green eyes who’s hon- 1/11 Open House: 1/3, 9
AND NOTICE TO presented to the under- Court the particular efforts RFP NO. P30-149
signed with a copy to the est, sincere, thoughtful, optimistic, articulate & 10 View Full Listings
UNKNOWN HEIRS which have been made
Daisy Marie Arrington, Register of Wills or filed in the effort to ascertain RILEY HOUSE/JOSIAH HENSON SITE & Details
with the Register of Wills
and very devoted gentleman! Please write
whose address is 4411 the Defendant´s present ad-
Alabama Avenue, SE with a copy to the under- dress. The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning to: Leonard Hawkins, #1144730, 12352 REDC | Brkr 632690
Washington DC 20019 signed, on or before July Bearstop v.Bearstop, 377 Commission (M-NCPPC) (Montgomery County)
A.2d 405, 408 (D.C. hereby invites sealed proposals from interested par- Coffeewood Drive, Mitchells, VA 22729- FORECLOSED HOME
was appointed personal 8, 2010, or be forever AUCTION
1977). ties to provide a facility plan for Historic Architecture 2046.
representative of the barred. Persons be-
The plaintiff also must and Engineering and Interpretive Program Planning
estate of Frank lieved to be heirs or and Design for the Riley House/Josiah Henson Site.
comply with DC Code FORECLOSED HOME
Arrington Jr, who died legatees of the decedent
§13-338’s requirement A U C T I O N 1 0 0 +
on August 27, 2009 who do not receive a
that a summons be is- Copies of the proposal documents are furnished by Lonesome Hearts - Pen Pals
without a will, and will copy of this notice by the Park Development Division of the Montgomery DC/DE/MD/VA HOMES
sued and returned ”not To have a notice published in the Strictly
serve without Court su- mail within 25 days of its County Department of Parks from its offices at 9500 Auction starts Dec.
to be found” See DC Personal Section, write the message you want
pervision. All unknown first publication shall so Brunett Avenue, Room 107, Silver Spring, Maryland 5REDC/View Full
Code, 2001 Ed.
heirs and heirs whose inform the Register of 20901, beginning at noon Monday, January 11, printed in the space below. Enclose ten dollars Listings
whereabouts are un- Wills, including name, 2010. The cost per proposal document is $35.00
address and relation-
In the case at hand, the (payable to M-NCPPC) and non-refundable. Pay- ($10.00), check or money order for 25 words.
known shall enter their court finds that the
appearance in this ship. ments must be made with check or money order NO CASH PLEASE. Additional words will cost
plaintiff has performed a only. Cash, credit and debit cards are not accepted.
proceeding. Objections Date of Publication: 50 cents each.
to such appointment (or January 8, 2010
diligent search. The Proposal Documents may be sent by express deliv- LOTS &
plaintiff has provided the ery service. Call 301-495-2535 for instructions.
to the probate of de- Name of newspaper:
court with the time, ACREAGES
cedent´s will) shall be Afro-American
place, and cir- A pre-proposal information meeting is being held FREE LAND List of 20+
filed with the Register of Washington Law
cumstances of her last on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at acre parcels close to
Wills, D.C., 515 5th Reporter M-NCPPC, Parkside Headquarters, 9500 Brunett
contact with the defen-
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor George L Harris Jr Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901. DC Beltway. Pristine
dant, which occurred in
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Patricia E. Croxton mtn & river views. Perc,
January 1996 when she
20001, on or before July Personal Sealed proposals must be received by the utilities on site, county
last resided with the
8, 2010. Claims against Representative
defendant. The plaintiff Commission´s Purchasing Office, c/o Valerie To answer a Lonesome Heart notice, approved & bonded.
the decedent shall be TRUE TEST COPY Saunders, M-NCPPC, 9500 Brunett Avenue, Room
presented to the under- REGISTER OF WILLS
attempted to contact the
107, Silver Spring, Maryland 20901, not later than enclose a check or money order for Excellent bank financ-
defendant’s family in ing, low down pymt. Call
signed with a copy to the 1/8, 1/15, 1/22
Ethiopia and spoke with
3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2010. The $2.00 for each letter you wish to have for-
Register of Wills or filed Commission reserves the right to reject any and all Now! 800-888-1262
with the Register of Wills
Superior Court of defendant’s brother, sis- proposals received, and to waive irregularities. warded. NO CASH PLEASE. Be sure to
the District of ter, father and sister-in-
with a copy to the under- District of Columbia law. Defendant’s family THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS STRONGLY
include the box number of the person you
signed, on or before July PROBATE DIVISION members told the wish to contact.
8, 2010, or be forever Washington, D.C. plaintiff that they had not MINORITY, FEMALE, AND DISABLED OWNED MISC./
barred. Persons be-
lieved to be heirs or
20001-2131 heard form the defen- BUSINESSES IN THE SOLICITATION PROCESS,
Administration No. dant since 2001. Plaintiff All letters, queries and notices should
legatees of the decedent 0001278-09 has also tried to call var- CONTRACTING AND SUBCONTRACTING OP- MASSAGE THERAPY-
who do not receive a Shirley Bellsey ious businesses in Gon- PORTUNITIES. be sent to:
copy of this notice by Train in months, not
mail within 25 days of its
aka dar, Ethiopia in the
Questions and concerns regarding this solicitation
STRICTLY PERSONAL years. Financial aid if
Shirley M. Bellsey defendant’s past line of
first publication shall so Decedent work, however, none of should be directed to Valerie Saunders, Contract 2519 N. Charles Street, qualified. A new career
inform the Register of Specialist, at 301-495-2531 or via e-mail at valerie. is at your fingertips. Call
Wills, including name,
Sherri M. Stahl the businesses she con- Baltimore, MD 21218
Krauthamer & Stahl, tacted has hired the Centura College 877-
address and relation- Chartered defendant. Additionally, 206-3353
ship. CALL OUR HOTLINE: 301-495-2542
5530 Wisconsin Ave the plaintiff called the in- Visit our website:
Date of Publication: Suite 801 formation operator in
January 8, 2010
Chevy Chase Md Gondar and Addis Abba,
N 2 E
May 16, 2009 - May 22, 2009, The Washington Afro-American A7

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