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‘I’m Very Sorry for

What Happened’
Jack Johnson Pleads Guilty
By George Barnette
AFRO Staff Writer

Former Prince George’s

County Executive Jack B.
Johnson pled guilty on May
17 to extortion and witness
and evidence tampering
charges at U.S. District Court
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais in Greenbelt.
President Barack Obama talks with Texas-based evangelist Bishop T.D. Jakes during Under the terms of the
a Easter Prayer breakfast with Christian leaders in the East Room of the White House, plea agreement, Jack Johnson
April 19. admitted to several things
reported in the original

T.D. Jakes Chastises Franklin affidavit including taking

the $100,000 check from
developer Mizra Baig and

Graham for Obama Statements telling his wife, Prince

George’s Councilwoman
Leslie Johnson to rip that
By AFRO Staff Christ, and I’m disappointed is a Christian. But the debate check up and hide $79,600 in
in Rev. Franklin Graham in comes, what is a Christian?” cash in her underwear when
Megachurch pastor Bishop that regard.” “For him (Obama), federal agents knocked on
T.D. Jakes this weekend Graham, son of the world- going to church means he’s the door of their Mitchellville
denounced the Rev. Franklin renowned evangelist Billy a Christian. For me, the home.
Graham for questioning Graham, made his statements definition of a Christian Johnson was flanked
President Obama’s faith in a in an interview with journalist is whether we have given by several clergymen as he
recent television interview. Christiane Amanpour on our life to Christ and are exited the hearing including
“I find it insulting,” Jakes ABC’s “This Week,” which following him in faith, and Rev. Jonathan L. Weaver of
said May 15 on TV One’s was broadcast on Easter we have trusted him as our Greater Mt. Nebo Church in
“Washington Watch with Sunday. Lord and Savior,” Graham Bowie and Anthony Evans,
Roland Martin,” also accusing Asked to address the continued. “That’s the pastor at Mount Zion Baptist
Graham of hypocrisy. persistent rumors that definition of a Christian; it’s Church and president of
“We didn’t question the President Obama was not a not as to what church you’re the National Black Church
Christianity of President Bush U.S. citizen and is a secret a member of. A membership Initiative.
when he said he accepted Muslim, Graham said, “As it doesn’t make you a Johnson said the trial
relates to Muslim, there are Christian.” had been taxing on his Jack B. Johnson, former Prince George’s county executive,
many people that do wonder Obama has faced doubts family both emotionally and shown in this July 2010 AFRO file photo, pled guilty May
where he really stands on that. about his Christian faith financially so he thought 17 to extortion and witness and evidence tampering
Now, he has told me that he Continued on A3 Continued on A3 charges. He is facing a sentence of 11 – 13 years.

Maryland Passes Dream Act Maryland Unveils Program

Hear the AFRO on The Daily
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. By George Barnette
AFRO Staff Writer
to Monitor Prescription Drugs
However, not everybody is
in support of this bill. Del. Pat
McDonough, R.-Dist. 7, named By George Barnette to the state as well. Tom Cargiulo,
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley the law the “Charlie Sheen Act” AFRO Staff Writer director of DHMH Alcohol and Drug
signed the state’s version of the because according to him, it makes Abuse Administration is happy about
DREAM Act into law, which would no sense. He says that the law Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley the initiative as he says it will not only
provide in-state tuition status to violates federal statutes against signed a bill into law last week punish people for committing crimes,
Maryland high school graduates illegal immigration and that the creating a program to monitor but it will identify other’s who need
even if their parents are illegal state shouldn’t be helping people prescription drug use in the state of substance abuse treatment.
immigrants despite loud opposition who violate that law. Maryland. “Public safety is among “The really exciting piece of this
from Maryland conservatives. “We were asked to vote on a our most solemn obligations as public is we can really start to have better
“The state of Maryland is servants, and preventing the abuse integration with primary care to be
of prescription able to get
obligated to provide a primary
education to any Maryland student,
“The state of Maryland drugs – the individuals
fastest growing identified
regardless of the immigration is obligated to provide drug problem in early in the
status of their parents,” said Shaun
Adamec, press secretary for a primary education to Maryland – is progression of
a big part of their addiction
O’Malley. “The Governor believes
that as long as the parents can prove
any Maryland student, our strategy to and early in the
protect Maryland progression of
they’ve paid Maryland taxes, are on regardless of the families,” said their disease
a path to citizenship, and the student
is a graduate of Maryland schools, immigration status of Gov. O’Malley to get them
in a statement. Image Courtesy Dreamstime preferable
that college affordability ought to
be a priority of ours as well.”
their parents.” The program, administered by treatment,”
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown agreed the Maryland Department of Health Cargiulo said at a roundtable
– Shaun Adamec and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), will discussion.
with Adamec saying the state
should provide equal opportunities piece of legislation that asks the target addictive prescription drugs The need for this new law is
to those who contribute to the well lawmaker to accept the premise that and electronically link them through evident in facts provided by DHMH.
being of Maryland. “Maryland’s to qualify for the benefit, you must the medical and pharmaceutical Between 2007 and 2010, treatment
economy and future leadership admit you’re breaking the law,” communities according to the DHMH. admission related to the abuse of
have much to gain by removing McDonough said. DHMH says that through this system, prescription opiates, which accounted
financial barriers to help children Part of what he says is the officials will be able to pinpoint for 55 percent of all intoxication
who have attended and graduated nonsensical nature of this law patients who doctor shop and those deaths in 2010, increased 106 percent
from Maryland high schools access is the fact that it may prohibit doctors and pharmacies that have and poison control calls related to
an affordable college education so American families the opportunity become “pill mills.” Officials say they oxycodone increased 250 percent.
they can better contribute to their to obtain higher education at one of will use this information to prosecute “A substantial number of
communities,” Brown said. those abusing the system. individuals in the state of Maryland
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AFRO National Briefs

CNN Anchor Don Lemon: ‘I for caregivers and 240
Was Born Gay’ storyboards. Materials will
Your History • Your Community • Your News
Emmy Award-winning be distributed to orphans
The Afro-American Newspapers CNN news anchor Don and other vulnerable
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters Lemon announced he’s gay in children through an outreach
2519 N. Charles Street a press release promoting his program. Training will be
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 autobiography, Transparent. made available for 5,000
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 Saddened by the suicide of caregivers. Rutgers University student The makers of Sesame
Tyler Clementi – a gay Street have also begun
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 teenager—Lemon said he a new effort to provide
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II wrote the book in the New natural disaster preparedness
(AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)
Jersey student’s memory and First lady Michelle Obama receives an honorary law education for children
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. for the “millions of young, and families. Sesame
degree from Spelman College President Beverly D.
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222 gay people who believe they Street Workshop recently
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 are alone when dealing with collaborated with the Chinese
the mission of community and affirmation.” 
their own sexual identities.” foundations to “distribut[e]
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales service enacted by the  
“I finally mustered the emergency response
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 school’s founders. Nigerian ‘Sesame Street’
courage to tell [my mother] content,” in the wake of “Find those folks who Adaptation to Feature HIV-
that I had been molested as recent earthquakes there.
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 have so much potential but Positive Character
a child and that I was born The organization has also
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 so little opportunity and do A Nigerian version of
gay, my life began to change worked with Haiti, India and
Advertising Account Executive for them what Spelman has the popular children’s show
in positive ways that I never Bangladesh in their outreach
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274 done for you,” Obama said. “Sesame Street” is set to
imagined possible. Yet I still efforts.
“No matter where you go in debut on May 21, and will
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 chose to keep those secrets
the world, you will find folks tackle weighty issues such as
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265 hidden from the world. I, like Del. Mother Charged
who have been discounted HIV/AIDS discrimination,
most gay people, lived a life for Beating Son with
Director, Community & Public Relations or dismissed, but who have hygienic practices and ways
of fear,” Lemon wrote. “Fear Extension Cord for Taking
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 every bit as much promise as to cope with death.
that if some employers, co- Check
Editorial you have. They just haven’t The show, which will be
workers, friends, neighbors
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu had the chance to fulfill it. re-titled “Sesame Square,”
and family members learned
E-mail: It is your obligation to bring is a collaboration between
of my sexuality, I would
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277 Spelman to those folks. Be Sesame Street International
be shunned, mocked and
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 as ambitious for them as and USAID/Nigeria. More
ostracized. It is a burden that
E-mail: Spelman has been for you.” than three years in the
millions of people carry with
Obama went on to making and funded by a
Global Markets them every single day. And
share her transformation nearly $4 million budget, the
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 sadly, while the mockery and
from a Chicago girl show will air on Nigeria’s ostracizing are realized by
with humble roots, to a National Television Authority
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager millions of people every day,
corporate executive and every Saturday and Sunday,
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116 I truly believe it doesn’t have
later, executive director of a according to The Associated
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager to happen and that’s why I
nonprofit organization. She Press.
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 feel compelled to share what
also encouraged the young Among its characters,
Production Department - 410-554-8288 I’ve written in Transparent.”
women to recognize and the show will feature two (Courtesy Photo)
In a Twitter post on
combat naysayers. unique muppets: Kami, an Serena Wardlaw
May 15, Lemon thanked
Washington Office “There will always HIV-positive girl and Zobi, a
his supporters. “I’m A Delaware mother faces
be folks who try to raise blue muppet with an affinity
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723 overwhelmed by all your felony charges after police
themselves up by cutting for yams. The educational
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297 tweets and support! Hoping said she beat her 9-year-old
other people down.  That program targets children,
General Manager this prevents more tragedies son with an extension cord
happens to everyone, parents and caregivers.
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116 like tyler clementi’s suicide,” for taking a check from her
including me, throughout “The television series is
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 he tweeted. checkbook to purchase a
their lives.  But when that committed to the principle
book at his school’s book fair.
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: happens to you all, here’s that all children deserve a
According to Philadelphia
410-554-8234 what I want you to do. I chance to learn and grow;
NBC affiliate WCAU, Serena
Customer want you to just stop a to be prepared for school; to
Wardlaw, 42, of New Castle,
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226 minute.  Take a deep breath, better understand the world
Del. was arrested and charged
because it’s going to need and each other; to think,
Nights and Weekends: 410-554-8282 with four counts of second-
to be deep — and I want dream and discover and to
degree assault and five counts
you to think about all those reach their highest potential,”
of endangering a child.
women who came before USAID said in a statement.
The abuse was discovered
you, women like those first The partnership between
by her son’s elementary
11 students. Think about the two groups will produce
school nurse, who notified
how they didn’t sit around 78 half-hour episodes, and
authorities after she found
bemoaning their lack of provide 81,000 activity
(Courtesy Photo) wounds on both of the boy’s
resources and opportunities books, 5,400 guides
Don Lemon arms. An investigation later
revealed that she struck the
First Lady Shares Wisdom boy after he took the check to
at Spelman College pay for the book.
Graduation Police also found that
In an inspiring message Wardlaw had previously
drawn from lessons gleaned struck her 7-year-old twin
from female leaders like daughters. “Prior injury
Marian Wright Edelman marks about their body that
and Janet Bragg, first lady was consistent with being
Michelle Obama spoke struck with the same object,”
before 550 graduating seniors police told The Philadelphia
and nearly 10,000 of their Inquirer.
supporters at the historically Wardlaw was released
(Courtesy Photo )
Black women’s school on $21,000 bail and was
“Sesame Square,” a Nigerian version of the popular
Spelman College. prohibited from having
“Sesame Street” children’s series, will examine issues like
Obama encouraged unsupervised contact with her
HIV/AIDS and hygiene.
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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3

A2 The Afro-American, May 21, 2011 - May 21, 2011 May 21, 2011 - May 27, 2011, The Afro-American
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-

Jakes Chastises Graham

AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On

Jennifer Hudson and other

relatives positively
Md. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
Hudson’s mother and brother.
The white, 1994 Chevrolet
Suburban with Illinois license
the vehicle while walking his
dog. According to the Chicago
Tribune, the boy had been shot
Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
for the public’s help in finding
her nephew. In her MySpace

Announces Engagement
even before he became president. During
his campaign for the White House then-
candidate Obama was hounded by rumors
enough for the Bible,
enough for the rest
Jakes and others
multiple times in the back seat
of theitvehicle.
ought toThe
tered to Hudson’s murdered
also was
brother, condemned
be SUV,

towed with
good regis-

blog, she thanked fans and sup-
porters for their prayers and
offered a $100,000 reward to
anyone who returned the boy
of his supposed Islamic leanings – fed by
his estranged father’s birth into a Muslim
for wading into politics
boy’s body inside andhimself
with right-wing political
aligning is being
such astechni-
by evidence Sarah Wedding to be in summer of 2012 alive.
Since the investigation,
household and Obama’s upbringing in Palin and now-discredited “birther”The
cians and workers. Donaldbody Hudson – who gained stardom
countries like Indonesia – forcing him to make Trump, of whomwas Graham said, “The
later removed andmoretakenyou to By AFRO Staff family.” after appearing on “American
explicit statements about his Christian beliefs listen to him, thethe moreCook youCounty
say to Medical
yourself, you Walker is director
Idol,”of government
and then won an
during a Jan. 15, 2008 presidential debate and know, maybe theExaminer’s
guy’s right.” office. A summer 2012 wedding is in the works affairs for Comcast. AcademyShe received
Award forher her role in
in other forums. White House Press Hudson and other
Secretary family
Jay Carney for the state of Maryland, according to undergraduate degree the movie Dreamgirls – has
in broadcast
And despite those declarations, 2011 polls said during an April members
25 press arrived at the“IMedical
briefing, think the joint statement issued May 16 by Lt. journalism from stayed out of theofpublic
the University Floridaeye.
Examiner’s office mid-after- Gov.King,
Anthony Brown and Karmennephew.
The Chicago
and her masters in telecommunications
Tribune report-
indicate that at least one in five Americans it’s unfortunate that a religious leader would Julian Jennnifer Hudson’s
noon to identify the body. ed that a parade of cars moved
believed him to be Muslim. During Easter, choose Easter Sunday to make preposterous Walker announcing their engagement. form Syracuse University.
Given the choice between look- slowly past her family’s home
some wondered why Obama didn’t release charges.” ing directly at the body or “It brings us great
A spokesman for the office joy to announce to She’s
the murders but is being also
held in served
Monday on the board of
morning, past the
a proclamation – though he hosted an Easter And CNN belief blogger,
viewing it onStephen Prothero,
a wall-mounted our friends, family, and neighbors that we directors
told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after for the Prince George’s
news vans, reporters Childand curi-
Prayer Breakfast at the White House. “I a Boston University religion scholar, said in a are engaged to be married. Our love and Resource Center since 2009. ous onlookers.
wanted to host this breakfast for a simple May 17 column
Courtesy Photos that Graham was a “political respect for each other have grown stronger This is a second marriage for Brown stood
was killed,
– because
as well
as and
as we are, as
many Donerson hack,” who “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
who was embarrassing his father – who each day of our relationship and we are and Walker. Brown divorced quietly
from his and
tasks as pile up, during we Jason.
are famously said no when asked to join Jerry so very excited to be taking this next step wife, Patricia Arzuaga in 2009reflected after 15 on the
reminded that there’s something about the Falwell’s Moral Majority.
video screen, the family chose together....
“remained wefor
strong look
fami- tobeing
convicted ofyears of marriage.
attempted violence.
resurrection – something
the body of her 7-year-old about the resurrection
plate X584859 was found “Evangelists
on cannot
the According
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and occasion
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of our savior,
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hours that puts everything
Chicago’s West Side withafter
any particular party or
Tribune, person.
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said, have “She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, husband,
men inCpl.heavy Anthony
afterin hisperspective,”
body was found he saidin a at thatpolice
event. received a to standcall
7 a.m. in the middle
that’s in order to preach to all
him.” ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both and Walker, former Prince
hooded sweatshirts came to
was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also kissGeorge’s
Bishop Jakes, who is the chief pastor of the people, right and left,” Prothero quoted Billy County
the twin white crosses bar-

ACORN Fights Back

moment.” convicted in 1998 for posses- ing Fraternal
the namesOrder
30,000-member Potter’s House in Dallas, said Graham as saying. of
of Donerson and
The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle.
Graham should apologize for disparaging the Jakes agreed, saying Franklin Graham Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in Police
Jason. president, was
president’s profession of faith. “… Because ought to follow the example of his father. “ “Everybody
killed in a car is sick of going
been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
if the President’s faith is suspect, then all of I wish he had the diplomacy of his father, “ through
in stuff like this,” Artisha
when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, aAccording
former resident of the
our faiths are suspect, because the Bible is Jakes said, “who brought the Gospel to people grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges. to a
area told the Tribune. “We all
quite clear
By Alan King about what it takes to be saved, and
and Dallas Cowboys without
playersbeing nuanced
No wonder by politics,
Obama’sbecausecampaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing 2008 report in the
have to stick together. All these
the president
AFRO Staff Writer has been quite open about
Tony his
Romo and when
Terrell you
Owens, do those things,
trying to you
distance offend
him from people
the Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in youngWashington
children are Post, the and
accepting Christ and him openly confessing among the names submitted that you’re to actually called
group, to save
saying, and Obama
“Barack to in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers county
for what?” council signed
it before men,”candidate
Presidential said Jakes. John“And ifelection
it’s good officials. serve.” Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale a bill into law which
McCain’s attack on ACORN – Hurd said those workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue. would provide Walker
Associated Community were doing those things without long and deep. He taught classes the full retirement

Johnson Pleads Guilty

An Amber Alert – a desig-
Organization for Reform Now – ACORN’s knowledge or permis- for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing benefits of her husband
confirms the success of the sion, were fired. him for President. children – was issued Friday despite the fact that
organization, the head of the “The evidence that has sur- But now ACORN is in trouble. after Julian was discovered he died seven months
group says. from A1 faced so far shows they faked Reporter: There are at least missing after the murders. short of the 20 years of
“This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they 11 investigations across the Police arrested William
we’ve doneresponsibility
and successfor his
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Balfour, the missing boy’s step-
had,” Maude Hurd, president of chimed in sayingshe
boxes.” ACORN, that theis the potentially
said, on sentencing guidelines.
fraudulent ACORN The lieutenant
father and estranged husband
The plea
ACORN, saiddealin anwas termed
interview play
of fraud,all notofficials of
the perpetra- U.S. attorneys say that the
forms. governor and his
of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
the AFRO. not a goldmine” their
tor ofresponsibility
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voter Southside apartment several children – Rebecca, 16
by U.S.
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had just of Maryland
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an Balfour’s mother, Michele,
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hasand Karmen Bailey Walker in Mitchellville and
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Walker and her son,
registered 1.3He said new
million Johnsonvot- are restoring
selves. our reputation
And factcheck. org other plea
ACORN frontagreements
for get out werethe vote told reporters that her son had
ers,” she asaid. “That’s just to say as agrees. efforts. celebrate after the inauguration at the 5th Regiment Anthony, 11, live in
fostered pay-to-play culture, a preeminent jurisdiction,” unsealed in connection with nothing to do with the slayings.
that someone’s running scared It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky Armory. Hughesville.
of which he said combating Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
because of ACORN’s success.” ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
was like “pulling weeds.”
McCain, who is running for
“Electing and appointing “But the key to honest government is
been found guilty of, or even
president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent
Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
Blind ambition. Too risky for After Baig attempted to Temple Hills. candidates for U.S. Senate.
men and women of goodin the
et, lashed
final debate
out at ACORN
is against
to create a culture of integrity by
The problem came about pri-
America. sell the property, a deal was Ricker circumvented He also pled guilty to tax
Rosenstein. “But the brokered by Johnson to allow federal and state election evasion.
Obama, contending thekey establishing checks and balances that
group “is marily because of the way Since McCain’s comments,
Baig to keep the property in SQUARE
regulations to provide money U.S. attorneys said
to honest government
on the verge of maybe perpetrat- is to ACORN operates. Rather than ACORN’s 87 offices have been
a partnership with Roots of to political candidates through that Jack Johnson’s plea
ing onea of culture of integrity
the greatest frauds in promote accountability. “
rely on volunteers, it pays peo- bombarded with threats and
Mankind, a non-profit housing friends and family. Some agreement has no bearing on
by establishing
voter history in this checks
country, ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail.
maybe balances
destroying thatthepromote
fabric of ployed, to sign up new voters. The day–Rod after the J. presidential
Rosenstein counseling service based in of the contributions went to the trial of his wife.
democracy.” People who The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the,
government abenefits non-partisan Baker said in a and
being registered statement.
those doing the case. Former
organization’s Boston Prince
and Seattle

site, found deserve to be to
those claims “We are moving forward
the registration. George’s
offices andCounty Director
stole computers.

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haveaa After a Cleveland representative BREAD NOT ON THE LIST
evaluated on the merits,
be “exaggerated,” with “no evi- with integrity and we of Housing and Community
dence of any such
without being extorted or democracy- zero tolerance policy
great opportunity to redefine for deliber- appeared on
Development James TV, an e-mail was
destroying fraud.” ate falsification of registration.” sent to the local office saying she
losing out to competitors who our way of doing business in known as Public Official A
Hurd believes the McCain Most news account neglect to “is going to have her life ended.”
pay bribes.” order to grow the county and in Johnson’s indictment; Dr.
charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is A worker in Providence, R.I.,
ed. Rosenstein wasn’t the fuel the jurisdiction with the
required by law to turn in all reg- received Mirza Baig, a formercall
a threatening business
onlyShe person who took
said, “Because it’s low- greatest
istration forms. And they also fail ing, “We know you get offknown
potential in the entire associate of Johnson’s, work
offense to Johnson’s people, action. metropolitan
to note that it was region.”
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and moderate-income
and peopleGeorge’s
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instances, that first Ricker,
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to one office left a
McCain campaign thinks those brought the phony registrations agent in the county.
message on the answering
voters are going to vote to the attention of authorities. Jamessaying:
machine, Johnson “Hi,andI wasBaigjust
Democratic, which is not neces- The McCain camp apparently calling both pleadto letguilty
you know to onethat
sarily true.” isn’t interested in those fine count of
Barack conspiracy
Obama needs toeach.get
ACORN is no stranger to points, preferring to air mislead- JamesHe’s
hung. andaJack Johnson
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controversy. ing ads that seek to link Obama received
nigger, andbetween
he’s a piece $400,000
For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive to $1 million in bribes
deleted). You guys are
organization has fought for social his political support. fraudulent,
in connection and you withneed
the to go to
and economic justice for low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell. All
conspiracy. the niggers on oak trees.
and moderate-income and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung hon-
Baig was the beneficiary 1 BANANA
Americans. With 400,000 mem- Announcer: Who is Barack eys, they’re going to get assassi-
of HOME Investment
ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.”
than 1,200 neighborhood chap- baptism performed at warp Partnership
Another message fundingsaid, for “You
an 11-
ters in 110 cities nationwide, home development
speed.” Vast ambition. After col- liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive in 2005,
ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. but defaulted
deleted). Welfare onbums.
his obligation
its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. guys just (expletive deleted)in
to “maintain the project
cating for affordable housing, There, Obama met Madeleine a decent,
come to oursafe, and sanitary
country, consume
living wages, healthcare for the Talbot, part of the Chicago condition
every natural according to a letter
resource there is,
underserved— and while organ- branch of ACORN. He was so frommake
and HUD. a lot of babies. That’s This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Dis-
izing voter registration drives. impressive that he was asked to all you guys do. And then suck eases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHSN266200600023T.

But none has been as withering train the ACORN staff. up the welfare and expect every-
and baseless as this one. What did ACORN in Chicago one else to pay for your hospital
With the presidential election engage in? Bullying banks. bills for your kids. I jus’ say let
less than two weeks away, Intimidation tactics. Disruption your kids die. That’s the best Before age five, every room is a classroom.
ACORN’s detractors allege the of business. ACORN forced move. Just let your children die. Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple things like
organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky home loans. Forget about paying for hospital counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learning ability,
sive voter registration fraud after The same types of loans that bills for them. I’m not gonna do Bid Opportunities
and help them enter school more prepared. That’s why PNC
founded Grow Up Great andOverflow & Diversion Structures
the reported discovery of bogus caused the financial crisis we’re it. You guys are lowlifes. And I its Spanish-language equivalent Crezca
names, such as Mickey Mouse in today. hope you all die.” DCWASA CO-019 – Contract 110050
con Éxito, a 10-year, 100 million program to help prepare young
Hurd thinks the hate calls will
cease soon.
children for school and life.Bid
PickDue: June
up a free 8, 2011
bilingual Sesame@Street™
2:00 pm
“Happy, Healthy, Corman
Ready forConstruction,
School” is soliciting
a PNC quotes
branch. It’sforfilled
the above refer-
“In two weeks, I think these
enced project
with all kinds of simple, everydayfromthings
all subcontractors,
you can do to suppliers, and service DBE/
help a child
attacks will be over. But I think it
will be harder for us to get our learn. Together, MBE/WBE
we can work certified providers.
with our In particular,
communities so anCorman
entire is seeking
quotes from
generation certified
won’t just MBE
grow andup...WBE subcontractors
but grow up great.and suppliers
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To find out more, Debris,
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payable to: The Afro-American Newspaper Company, 2519 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD cal Instrumentation, Cast In Place Concrete, Furnishing & Placing
or call 1-877-PNC-GROW.
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POSTMASTER: Send addresses changes to: The Afro-American Newspaper Company, 2519 “We’ve been fighting for a Restoration, Paving, Fencing, Landscaping and Sewer Installation.
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The Washington Afro-American & Washington Tribune — (0276-6523) is published
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20002-4723. Subscription Rate: Washington - 1 Year - $30.00. Periodical Postage paid country,” Hurd said. “We’re 301-953-2611.
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POSTMASTER: Send addresses changes to: The Washington Afro-American economic justice in our commu- M/F MBE WBE DBE SBE.
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A4 The Afro-American, May 21, 2011 - May 27, 2011 May 21, 2011 - May 21, 2011, The Afro-American A3

Christmas Comes Early for 83 Prince George’s Homeowners

By AFRO Staff

AFRO Staff Photos

Md. — A beautiful but cool
sunny spring morning was
the scene April 30 at the
home of Alice Callaham
in Upper Marlboro where
repairs and renovations
were well underway as
part of the 23rd Annual
Christmas in April – a Prince
George’s County program.
This was one of 83 homes
receiving services this year
from approximately 3,500
Elected officials,
businesses, military,
community organizations, Alexia Boone and Jean Claude Minkong. “Hopefully,
churches, and concerned there’s no poison ivy in those bushes...”
caring citizens and youth
Coalition of Concerned Black For more information about
are donating their time,
Men, From the Heart Church the program and how to help
resources, and hard work
Ministry and the Office of continuing efforts, visit http://
extending a helping hand
the County Executive staff.
to elderly, low-income,
and disabled homeowners
throughout the county.
County Executive County Executive Rushern Baker and wife Christa work
Rushern L. Baker III, along with other volunteers painting a new ramp.
with his wife Christa, came
early and immediately began someone’s life.” in-kind contributions, the
helping to treat the newly Officials throughout need outpaces resources as
completed ramp on the front the region, including U.S. evidenced by the more than
of the home that will provide Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski 200 applications received
mobility to the home for and U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, this year alone. In the case
a 19-year-old paraplegic stopped by to lend a hand of the Callaham home,
injured in a tragic Jan. 24 in support of this effort. significant contributions
auto accident that claimed the Freddi Vaughn, volunteer were made by Timberlake
life of his older brother. via Xerox’s social leave Homes, Mona Electric and
Commenting on the program stated: “We would Air Force 11th Wing Civil
program, Baker stated, “The like to help every elderly and/ Engineer Squadron at Joint
Christmas in April program is or disabled homeowner in Base Andrews who deployed
one of the County’s leading Prince George’s County who a team of skilled builders to
volunteer organizations, needs our assistance, but we make extensive renovations
and it genuinely illustrates don’t have enough financial inside the home.
the meaning of community resources to purchase all the Among the 70 plus
service and how all of us supplies required”. volunteers working hard to
Teams of volunteers gather for group photo as finishing touches to a ramp are
can make a difference in Even with very generous complete tasks included the

Study at Howard University and Other Institutions Leads

to Breakthrough in Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia
WASHINGTON - reduces pain, inflammation study found that using the Hydroxycarbamide has been of Medicine in Baltimore, of South Carolina, University
Clinical trials conducted at and hospitalization time and drug hydroxycarbamide (also used in adults for several St. Jude Children’s Research of Miami, Emory University
Howard University College eases other symptoms in called hydroxyurea) in very decades for a variety of cancer Hospital in Memphis, SUNY School of Medicine,
of Medicine and 12 other young children suffering from young children with sickle Children’s Hospital of
medical institutions across sickle cell anemia . cell anemia was safe and Michigan, University of
the nation have discovered a Doctors and medical markedly reduced episodes “This is a significant breakthrough in the Alabama at Birmingham,
treatment that dramatically clinicians in a four-year of pain and other problems. Medical College of Georgia,
treatment of this disease, particularly for the National Heart, Lung
our very young patients.” and Blood Institute and the
Clinical Trials & Surveys
–Dr. Sohail Rana Corp.
In sickle cell anemia
treatments and is approved for Downstate Medical Center, patients, the red blood cells
use in adults with sickle cell University of Mississippi develop abnormal shapes and
anemia. Medical Center, St. Duke are unable to pass through
The findings, which will University Medical Center, small blood vessels and cause
be published in this week’s University of Texas blockage. These cells also
edition of The Lancet, the Southwestern Medical Center
world’s leading medical at Dallas, Medical University Continued on A8
journal, suggest that use of
hydroxycarbamide should
now be the standard of care
for all children with sickle
cell disease.
Dr. Sohail Rana,
professor of pediatrics in the
Department of Pediatrics at
Howard University College
of Medicine and director
of pediatric hematology at
Howard University Hospital,
was one of the investigators
on the study.
“This is a significant
breakthrough in the treatment
of this disease, particularly
for our very young patients,”
Rana said. “To be able
to dramatically diminish
the pain that these young
children suffer because of this
disease is truly an important
step forward. We hope all
clinicians will now adopt this
treatment for their patients.”
Howard was one of
the leading partners in the
study, which was named
BABY HUG trial. The study Photo by Janice Haney Carr/CDC
continues to observe children This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph
for long term benefits. (SEM) shows the normal red blood cells and a sickle cell
Also participating in (left) found in a blood specimen of an 18-year-old female
the study were Children’s patient with sickle cell anemia, the most severe form
National Medical Center of the disease. People who have this form of sickle cell
in Washington, Johns disease inherit two sickle cell genes (“S”), one from each
Hopkins University School parent.
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Grant from Home Depot

By AFRO Staff

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information: 202-467-4600. play about a Black family’s The Mansion at entertainment, an open wine
love for each other despite Strathmore, 10701 Rockville and beer bar, hors d’oeuvres
May 20 their rough times. $25. For Pike, North Bethesda, Md. and delicious desserts. $100.
‘Home is where the Heart more information: 202-399- 7-10:30 p.m. Our House, a For more information: 202-
May 19-21 times. Female jazz musicians
Is’ 7993. local nonprofit that serves 731-8566.
Mary Lou Williams Women from across the globe will
Atlas Performing Arts abandoned, homeless and
In Jazz Festival showcase their talents at this
Center, 1333 H St., N.W. D.C. Building Green to Build orphaned youth, will host ‘Can a Sista Find a Godly
Kennedy Center, 2700 annual event held in honor of
7 p.m. Enjoy this original Futures: A Fundraiser For a silent auction. This event Man?’
F St., N.W. D.C. Various the great musician Mary Lou
Takoma Academy, 8120
Carroll Ave., Takoma Park,
Md. 7:30 p.m. Enjoy this

hilarious one-man show
dealing with God, love and
relationships. $7-$10. For
more information: tickets.


May 21-22

Northern Virginia Fine Arts
The Greater Reston Arts
Center, 12001 Market St.,

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two-day event that allows
patrons to view, purchase
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We Cannot Allow Medicare and Medicaid to be
We can – and we must including defense, discretionary and mandatory – on the table,
– develop a credible deficit along with genuine tax reform that raises additional revenues
reduction plan that is by closing loopholes and simplifying the tax code.  
comprehensive and considers As we evaluate the Ryan budget plan, we must remember
all options. A credible budget that Medicare, along with Social Security, helped create the
plan, however, does not hurt middle class of the 20th century. Congress created Medicare
the weakest, most vulnerable in 1965 because most seniors were unable to purchase health
Americans.   insurance at any price. Today, 185,700 Maryland seniors and
Unfortunately, the people with disabilities rely on Medicare and Medicaid for
House of Representatives their health care needs, including nursing home care. To attack
has passed a budget plan such successful programs is to try and undo the progress we
developed by Congressman have made in creating the largest, most secure middle class in
Paul Ryan of Wisconsin the world. It also risks putting seniors at the mercy of private
Sen. Ben Cardin that I believe does just that insurance companies. American families depend upon and that invests in our nation’s
by turning Medicare into a I will fight to make sure Medicare remains a guaranteed future. President Obama is right when he says we must “out
voucher program and Medicaid into a block grant program to benefit for seniors and the disabled so that they can continue to educate, out build and out compete” if our nation is to remain a
the states. Congressman Ryan also has called for reducing the have access to health care.  I also will fight any plan to block world leader in the 21st century.
marginal tax rate for millionaires while taxing middle-income grant Medicaid, a program for our nation’s most vulnerable
Americans at the same rate as the richest Americans. Americans, including those who depend on it for nursing home Sen. Cardin, D-Md., is a member of five Senate
I believe Congressman Ryan’s plan will do little to care.  I believe that if we turn Medicaid into a block grant, it committees:  Environment & Public Works, Finance,
reduce our deficit and will result in a dwindling tax base.  I will ultimately cease to exist.   Foreign Relations, Budget, and Small Business and
also believe his proposal – in the end – will ultimately kill We have a real opportunity with the FY 2012 budget to Entrepreneurship.  His website is: .
Medicare and Medicaid, two of the most important programs chart a more responsible fiscal path for our nation.  But we You can follow him regularly on Twitter @SenatorCardin or
in our nation’s history. A credible plan must put all spending – must do it in a way that preserves important programs that look for the latest videos at

Dirty Tactics of a Growing Dial-a-Porn Empire

Dial 1-800-Worship and to use a telephone could reach thousands of Dial-a-Porn lines be redeemed for having serious literary, artistic, political or
Cathy Ruse you could lose your soul. without proof of age or pre-payment; calls were automatically scientific value. “Obscenity” is the legal term; a commonplace
The Associated Press billed to phone numbers. reference might be “hardcore porn.” Deep Throat, not
recently uncovered a greedy Dial-a-Porn network that MIM has chronicled scores of news reports on the problem, Michelangelo’s David.
gobbles up 1-800 numbers the moment they are relinquished including the case of the $10 million lawsuit filed against The federal criminal code specifically outlaws the use
and redirects them to phone-sex services without changing Pacific Bell and a phone-sex company by the parents of a of the telephone to make obscene communications for
their names. (David B. Caruso, “Porn company is amassing 12-year-old boy and the 4-year-old girl he was accused of commercial purposes in 47 U.S.C. 223(b), added by Congress
1-800 numbers,” 4/19/11.) Phone numbers previously held sexually molesting after listening to phone sex for hours. in 1988 and upheld by the Supreme Court a year later in Sable
by Cadillac and Whirlpool are examples of other toll-free Psychologist Victor Kline, an expert on how pornography Communications of California, Inc. v. FCC. Dial-a-Porn
lines that PrimeTel Communications of Philadelphia has affects the brain, asserted in sworn testimony that the boy’s providers that peddle hardcore pornography, therefore, can and
transformed into phone-sex lines through its business partner, exposure to dial-a-porn was a direct and causal contribution to should be prosecuted under 47 U.S.C. 223(b). Prosecutions
National A-1 Advertising. Apparently snaring the unsuspecting the assault of the toddler. have been brought in the past and juries have found content to
makes for good business. Fortunately the law now requires commercial phone sex be obscene.
The “dirty trick” aspect of PrimeTel’s approach is providers to take modest steps to increase the likelihood that If most of PrimeTel’s 1.7 million numbers are phone sex
noteworthy, but so is the sheer number of toll-free lines it has children are not among their customers (such as requiring lines, is the content provided on every one of them staying this
amassed. PrimeTel controls 1.7 million 800 numbers – more purchase by credit card). Unfortunately, what was a somewhat side of the line of legality?
than any company, including Verizon and AT&T. And most of contained problem in the 1980s (due to the static nature of Ultimately it’s up to the American people, as jurors, to
these toll-free numbers redirect callers to phone sex, according phones) has potentially exploded today in the age of the cell decide what pornography is obscene, and in this way to have
to an industry source. phone. a voice in shaping the culture. But if obscenity prosecutions
How many women (and men) must be waiting to provide The AP story got one part spectacularly wrong. “There is are never brought, then trials never commence, juries never
this degrading “service” to customers on 1.7 million lines? nothing illegal about using toll-free phone services to promote sit, and pornography, however extreme, is never curtailed.
And how many millions of lonely souls are willing to pay so adult entertainment,” says the AP. Nothing illegal if the Enforcing our nation’s obscenity laws is the job of Attorney
much per minute to have phone sex with strangers? content of your material is legal, that is. General Eric Holder. Failing to enforce them robs Americans
The Dial-a-Porn industry was born in the 1980s. As early No one has a First Amendment right to express content that of their voice on the matter.
as 1983 the FCC reported that phone-sex lines received up to is “obscene.” The Supreme Court has upheld this distinction Someone will shape the culture. Leaving it to the
half a million calls a day. Employers even went to Congress between legal and illegal speech and in the 1973 case of Miller pornographers is madness.
over the astronomical bills they had to pay for calls employees v. California set guidelines for defining what is “obscene,”
made on company time. including “patently offensive representations or descriptions Cathy Ruse is senior fellow for legal studies with the
Family Research Council, a leading conservative nonprofit
But what made the problem especially horrific, says of ultimate sexual acts, normal or perverted.” Juries have
that advocates for family, faith and freedom in Washington,
Morality in Media Inc. (MIM), was that any child old enough the last word on offensiveness and on whether material can

Letters to the Editor

their perpetrators on an ongoing basis after the trauma. In some cases, service members may
Is America Still a Serious Nation? need to rely on their perpetrators (or associates of their perpetrators) to authorize medical and
By Maj. Gen. Roger R. Blunt
psychological care or provide for other basic needs. This may leave them at risk for additional
victimization and often increases their sense of helplessness and powerlessness. There may
When our evolving democratic system became so skewed that financial capital multiplied
also be career-related consequences for service members who experience MST, in that their
under control of miniscule elements in America that were sufficiently powerful to corrupt our
perpetrators are frequently peers or supervisors with the power to influence work evaluations
political system, wars could and have been waged in support of those interests. Recall the
and decisions about promotions. Even if this is not the case, service members who experience
departing words of the Republican President Eisenhower who knew so well the horrors of war:
MST may face the difficult choice of either continuing military careers in which they are forced
“…beware of the military industrial complex.” Our national electorate is still asleep.  
to have frequent contact with their perpetrators, or sacrificing career goals in order to protect
As one who enlisted many years ago, I have known a small measure of the quality of
themselves from future victimization.
America’s defense forces used and fueled by our nation’s industrial machine and have observed
About one in five women and one in 100 men seen at VA medical facilities report MST.
the corporate dividends that issue from large untaxed profits. The time is fast approaching,
Because of the disproportionate ratio of men to women in the military, within the VA system
however, when our electorate will be awakened to the fact that our “all volunteer force”
there are actually comparable numbers of male and female veterans seeking help for MST.
instituted nearly four decades ago is not working. Too many of our service men and women
MST affects veterans in a number of ways, and it is important to remember that everyone
did not bargain for the role of mercenary that our country placed upon them. In fact, our
responds differently. Responses to MST differ based on individual factors, such as a veteran’s
nation has abrogated its duty to allow its soldiers to protect themselves in the traditional role
previous trauma history, his or her interpretation of the event and the quality of his/her support
of warrior for their government. I argue this because rules of engagement at tactical points of
system following the trauma. Emotional struggles following MST may include excessive fear
decision producing legions of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) cases from duty in Iraq
and anxiety, depression and irritability or angry outbursts. MST survivors may also report
and Afghanistan have been so modified by legal judgment in real time that the soldier is in fear
disturbing nightmares, difficulties concentrating or staying focused and trouble either falling
of prosecution, if not in civilian courts, by their countrymen. While they will not be damned
asleep or staying asleep. They may feel disconnected from others, experience feelings of
as they were in the Vietnam debacle, the growing number of sympathizers and advocates
numbness and have trouble feeling pleasant emotions, like love or happiness. Some survivors
demanding help for the damaged veterans – and their burdened families – among us who are
abuse alcohol and/or drugs to cope with memories and emotional reactions, or to help them
unemployed, homeless and in need of long term solutions will rise up to correct this awesome
fall asleep. The emotional pain of having experienced MST can also show up through physical
defect in the great experiment called America, the home of the free and the brave.
health problems, including chronic pain, weight or eating problems, stomach problems and
sexual difficulties.
Maj. Gen. Roger R. Blunt retired in 1986. His last assignment was as commander of the 97th
Maryland veterans, please know that you do not have to suffer in silence. The VA Maryland
Army Reserve Command headquartered at Ft. George G. Meade in Maryland.  
Health Care System offers services that can help women and men recover from MST. Veterans
do not need to be service-connected to receive free MST-related care. Those who may not be
eligible for other VA care may be able to receive treatment for MST. Veterans do not need to
Military Sexual Assault Awareness have reported the MST when it happened, nor do they need to provide documentation that it
The recent observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month provides an excellent
opportunity to raise awareness of military sexual trauma (MST). MST includes unwanted
At the VA Maryland Health Care System, an MST treatment coordinator is standing by,
sexual attention, uninvited sexual advances or forced sex during active duty military service
ready to assist Veterans in finding and accessing VA services and programs. If you or someone
or during military training. MST also includes any sexual activity where someone is involved
you know is struggling with issues related to MST, please know that you do not have to struggle
against his or her will. He or she may have been pressured into sexual activities (for example,
alone. If you would like to speak with a mental health provider about MST, please let your
with threats of negative consequences for refusing to be sexually cooperative or with implied
primary health care provider know, or contact the VA Maryland Health Care System facility
faster promotions or better treatment in exchange for sex), may have been unable to consent
nearest you and ask for the MST coordinator.
to sexual activities (for example, when intoxicated), or may have been physically forced into
sexual activities.
What sets MST apart from sexual assault outside the military? Because sexual trauma
Sara Nett, PsyD.
associated with military service most often occurs in a setting where the service member
Clinical psychologist
lives and works, many who experience MST must continue to interact and work closely with
Trauma Recovery Program
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The Afro-American,
Afro-American, May
May 21,
21, 2011
2011 -- May
May 27,
21, 2011

Sickle Cell Anemia

The study was conducted organ damage, particularly the experience pain, five times reported some benefit
between October 2003 spleen and kidney. The others less likely to have painful for spleen, kidney and
and early September 2010 were assigned a placebo, and inflammation of the hands or neurological function, but the
Continued from A4 with 193 patients. Half of the patients’ progress was feet and three times less likely results were not conclusive.
the patients, ages 9 to 18 monitored for two years. to experience acute chest They also reported the
break down faster than normal pain, stroke, damage to months, were given liquid Children who received syndrome than the children hydroxycarbamide therapy
blood cells, leading to anemia. different organs of body and hydroxycarbamide to see if the hydroxycarbamide who did not. was well tolerated, with
Complications include severe premature death. it would safely prevent early therapy were half as likely to The doctors and clinicians mild-to-moderate decrease
in white cells being the only
adverse effect associated with
“The laboratory
and clinical benefits of
hydroxycarbamide for
children and adolescents
with sickle-cell anaemia,
coupled with an excellent
short-term and long-term
safety profile, suggest that
hydroxycarbamide should
become the standard treatment
in young patients,” the
authors said in their report.
“The results of the BABY
HUG study should have a
major effect on guidelines for
the management of children
with sickle-cell anaemia...
Hydroxycarbamide therapy
can now be considered for
all very young children with
sickle-cell anaemia whether
or not they have clinical

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Maryland’s institutions.
“There are only so many
slots available for higher
education,” he said. “The
University of Maryland had
27,000 applications and only
3,800 people were admitted.
So when you limit the number
of slots then American
students are going to be
denied access to the colleges.”
McDonough is now
leading an effort to get 58,000
people to sign a petition to get
the matter placed on the ballot
in 2012 for Maryland voters
to decide on.
Despite McDonough’s
objections, O’Malley’s office
says there’s no reason why
Maryland students shouldn’t
be afforded an opportunity
just because government
officials can’t agree on
immigration reform. Despite
the result of the petition, he
said he’s planning on filing a
lawsuit with the help of the
National Legal Foundation.
“The governor doesn’t
believe that a broken federal
immigration system should
serve as an excuse for us to
cast aside Maryland students,
and that is the same position
11 other states have taken,”
Adamec said.

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die from drug abuse every
year,” said Dr. David Fowler,
Maryland’s chief medical
examiner, at the roundtable
discussion. “In fact we see
more people dying from drug
abuse each year than we do
from homicides and motor
vehicle collisions. Therefore
it’s one of those things that
we really need to be paying
attention to.”
An Advisory Board on
Prescription Drug Monitoring
will be formed to create,
design and implement the
program according the
DHMH. There will be
17 members of the board
including physicians, a nurse,
a law enforcement official and
two Maryland residents. The
first report of the advisory
board is due to the governor
by Dec. 1, 2012.
Prescription monitoring
data will be confidential and
privileged and protected from
use in civil litigation. This
program will go into effect on
Oct. 1.

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By Edgar Brookins

Courtesy Photo
AFRO Staff

Jackson State University’s Greater Washington,

D.C. Area Alumni Chapter hosted its annual Ada L.
Mason Memorial Scholarship Dinner and Dance at
the Washington Navy Yard Conference Center in
Executive board: N. Bobbie Mason, Al Hall Jr., Gladys Southeast Washington, D.C. Under the dynamic
Hamilton, Sharon Davis, president, Greater Washington leadership of its chapter president, Sharon Davis,
DC Area Alumni Chapter, JSU; Parnell Long, Lillian and the scholarship committee, the chapter members Chapter scholarship committee: Willie Coleman, The Annual
Wilkinson Maynor, Sherwin Maynor and Toyce Small and guests enjoyed an evening of fun, networking, Dr. Yolanda J. Butler, Bobby Mason, Lillian Memorial Scholarship
gaiety and a sumptuous meal that was capped Wilkinson Maynor and Sherwin Maynor Dinner/Dance is held in
honor of the late Ada L.
off with the presentation of scholarships to Isis Mason, who died tragically
Dennis and Ashley Pierce (not in on Sept. 11.
attendance). After the awarding
of door prizes, the guest
grooved to the musical
sounds of the Soul Patrol
This scholarship
Sherri McFarland, Tiffany Lindsay, the Washington dinner is held in honor
Afro-American Newspaper’s Edgar Brookins, a JSU grad; Scholarship presentation: Sherwin Maynor,
of Ada L. Mason, a JSU chairman of the scholarship committee, and
Crystal Wilson and Leticia Drakeford
graduate, who died Sharon Davis, chapter president, present a
tragically during the scholarship to Woodrow Wilson High School
Sept. 11 terrorist attack Standing: Tom Williams, Lester Clemons and senior Isis Dennis as her father, Michael Dennis,
Henry Turner. Seated: Carrie Williams, Audrey looks on.
on the Pentagon.
Stancil and Winnie Turner

The Soul Patrol Band provided musical entertainment. Members of Vermont Avenue Baptist Church located
Ted Fyles, Judith Fyles, Daisy Cherry Maggett, Thomasine J. in Northwest, D.C.
Barnes, Charlene Cherry and David Finney
Photos by Danita Delaney

The District of Columbia Military Reserve hosted its Second

Capt .Miller, Maj. Brannum
Quarter Promotion Ceremony in Southeast Washington, D.C., where
and Lt. Col. Foulks
several of its members were promoted in the presence of family
members, friends and unit personnel. Those members promoted Newly promoted Maj. Gen. Allen
included Brig. Gen. Allen D. Smith to the rank of major general; Col. D. Smith; newly promoted Brig.
Jenkins Odoms to the rank of brigadier general and Maj. John S. Gen. Jenkins Odoms Jr., Col.
Foulks to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Carroll Wallace, Staff Sgt. Allen,
Maj. Cynthia Odoms-Cheatham
and Maj Harold Cheatham

Friends and Maj. Gen. James Hammond pins

relatives of Maj. Gen. Allen D. Smith with his
promoted stars as his wife looks on.
servicemen and
servicewomen Photos by
Rob Roberts
Newly promoted Maj. Gen. Allen D. Smith, Bishop
John Little, PhD, senior pastor and evangelist;
Vicurtis E. Little, pastor, Greater Deliverance The Odoms family members with newly
Christian Church of God and newly promoted Brig. Gen. Jenkins Odoms Jr. (center)
promoted Brig Gen
Jenkins Odoms Jr.

Extending an official welcome: Link Annie

Dinky Da Clown jokes
Whatley, vice president, CCCLinks; Claudia
with guests Robert
The Capital City Links (CCCLinks) hosted over 140 local senior citizens at the 29th Annual Alice McKoin, president, CCCLinks; Edna Lee
Gaines, Valerie McGuire
Bowie Coleman Senior Citizens Luncheon recently at the St. Georges Conference Center in Northwest Moffitt, co-chairwoman, Seniors Luncheon
and Otis Phillips
Washington, D.C. and Lois Jackson, co-chairwoman, Seniors
Guests enjoyed music, dancing, bingo, prizes, free gift bags and lunch. The fun “day out’ was a time
of relaxation and entertainment for senior citizens from nursing homes, senior citizens clubs, churches
and private residences. This year’s participants came from: Fort Lincoln Senior Citizens Club, AARP Penn Guests from Fort Lincoln Sr. Citizens Club
Avenue Branch, AARP Shaw Branch, AARP Chapter 3473, 12th Street Christian Church Citizens Club, East are greeted by CCCLinks President Claudia
River Weekend, Shiloh Baptist Church Senior Citizens Association and Metropolitan AME Church. McKoin and Annie Whatley,
The successful event was led by Claudia McKoin, president, CCCLinks; Annie Whatley, vice president; vice president
officers and members with coordination by luncheon co-chairwomen Edna Lee Moffitt and Lois Jackson. CCCLinks President Claudia McKoin salutes 99-year-
CCCLinks members donated gifts, prizes, and serves as volunteers at the event. Luncheon sponsors old Kelso R. Stewart as luncheon co-chairwoman,
included St. Georges Conference Center, NIH Link Edna Lee Moffitt, presents a gift.
Office of Research and Women’s Health,
NFL Players, Pepco and CareFirst
Blue Shield. Intergenerational
dancing was enjoyed by all
including volunteers from
Dunbar High School, whose Dunbar High School students in the CCCLinks mentorship project
students are enrolled in “Evolutionary Women” who assisted seniors, Link Zinethia
“Evolutionary Women,” a Clemmons, left, Link Lois Jackson, co-chairwoman, seniors
Links Lynn McKinley, Nicole Venable and Edna luncheon; Link Claudia McKoin, president of CCCLinks; Dunbar Link Annie Whatley, (second row, left) vice
Lee Moffitt dance with the seniors. CCCLinks mentorship program. president, CCCLinks and Link Dr. Floretta
High School students Constance Walke and Karen Guzman;
Dunbar High School counselor Willa Burroughs, a Dunbar High Dukes McKenzie, CCCLinks alumni. Link
School student, Sarah James, Link Annie Whatley, vice president Maudine Cooper (first row, left) and Link
of CCCLinks , Link Yvonne Williams and Link Carolyn Williams Dr. Stephanie E. Myers, chairwoman,
Development Committee

Seniors enjoyed a buffet lunch at the

St. Georges Conference Center. Links Essie Page and Jeanie Carr Members of the Capital City Links
of the Black Student Fund
Photos by Rob Roberts
B2 The Afro-American, May 21, 2011 - May 27, 2011

Community Safeway, Giant, WHUR Radio Join

Petworth Community Health Day
Fraternities, Sororities ‘Step Off’ at Special to the AFRO new program called Simply
Nutrition that the store will
hearing, HIV, and pregnancy
are just a few of the tests
Sprite’s Annual Competition Safeway and Giant,
the region’s two leading
be highlighting during the
day, he said.
and screenings that will be
provided. In addition, there
By AFRO Staff
grocery store chains, and “The program provides will be weight management
Yes! Organic Market, a D.C. an extra label for each item and stress relief tips, a cancer
Greek fraternities and
staple for over 30 years, have that helps the consumer make center along with on site
sororities from across the
agreed to provide healthy better nutrition choices,” he massages.
country will vie to see
cooking demonstrations said. “We are proud to be a Ward 4 Councilwoman
who has the best moves at
and fare for the Petworth participant.”  Muriel Bowser praised
the annual Sprite Step Off
Community Awareness Attendees will have the Howard University and the
National Championship, set
Day May 21 at Emery opportunity to view and ANC for holding the day.
to commence in the D.C.
Recreational Center. partake in numerous cooking “This event presents
area on May 21. 
The day, presented and grilling demonstrations. a much needed service to
Regional competitions
by the Ward4 Advisory Garland McQueen of the community,” Bowser
kicked off on March 19 and
Neighborhood Commission Yes! Organic Market said he said. “Health care is vital.
the six-city tour stopped in
and Howard University, is looks forward to disproving I commend the ANC and
Charlotte, N.C., Chicago,
dedicated to providing free some notions about healthy Howard University for
New York, Atlanta, Los
health care screenings and eating. providing this opportunity
Angeles and Houston. In
(Courtesy Photo) testing to area residents “We want people to to the city, particularly to
the end, six fraternities and
Members of various sororities and fraternities will travel as well as counseling and know that eating health isn’t those residents who can least
six sororities will compete
to Prince George’s County May 21 for the annual Sprite demonstrations on how to a challenge,” McQueen afford health care.”
to win the Sprite Step Off II
Step Off competition. live healthier. said. “It’s as easy as buying ANC Commissioner Lisa
Crown. The winning team
WHUR FM-96.3 radio groceries.” Colbert, the lead organizer
will receive two $100,000 grand prize scholarships.
will provide a live broadcast Over 800 people are for the event, said she has
“Sprite Step Off gives college students an outlet to showcase creative self-expression been surprised by how
from the site. expected to attend the
through the art of step while promoting the importance of higher education and being active,” quickly participation and
Safeway manager event, which will include
Sprite Brand director Augusto Elias said in a statement. “Sprite sees stepping as a vehicle to interest in the day has grown.
Matthew Brown said he is individual and team games,
empower this innovative generation to spark their creativity and fresh thinking while giving “It’s shaping up to be
excited about demonstrating prizes and an obstacle
back to the community.” a really good event for
all of the healthy options his course. Dozens of Howard
DJ Rock-T from “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” will host this year’s regional and everybody,” Colbert said,
store has to offer. University physicians and
national championship events, while DJ Mr. Quick will perform on the turntables. The final “the people who come as
“Safeway is always health care professionals well as the merchants who
event will also include performances from Grammy award-winning singer Ciara and D.C.
looking for ways to bring will provide free screenings are participating.”
rapper Wale.
attention to the nutrition side and consultations. They will
Throughout the preliminary events, each step team participated in service activities at their
of shopping at our stores,” be joined by local fitness For additional
city’s local Boys & Girls Clubs and each participating branch will receive a $4,500 check and
Brown said. “This health fair experts, who will offer free information please
book donations following the final competition. contact Lisa Colbert at
is a great idea to promote a classes in line dancing, body
Stepping, which was originally introduced by historically Black Greek letter organizations,
healthy community.”  sculpting and yoga.
has grown to be shared by many multicultural fraternities and sororities including Hispanic or 202-200-0144.
Safeway has launched a Diabetes, blood pressure,
and Asian groups. Jennifer M. Jones, president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, a
coordinating body for the nine historically Black fraternities and sororities, explained that she
is glad that the importance of stepping is being brought to the forefront because of its uniquely Local Schools Receive ‘Reading Corners’ from
positive impact on youth and their college experiences.
“Sprite is showcasing the art of step and the creativity of our students to a national Capital One Bank, The Heart of America
audience,” Jones said in a statement. The program’s emphasis on service to our local
communities is particularly important, with much needed outreach that promotes the benefits Foundation
of physical fitness and education to the next generation of students.”
Special to the AFRO
The final Sprite Step Off Competition will take place on May 21 at the Show Place Arena in
Upper Marlboro, Md. For more information, visit: During the week of May 15-21, Capital
One Bank associates will band together as
part of the company’s national associate
volunteer initiative, “One Week,” to help

meet the needs of local communities where
“ associates live and work. In the Washington,
D.C. area, more than 400 Capital One
Bank associates will spend 2,000 hours
(Stock Photo )
partnering with area non-profits to serve their

Capital One employees will help transform
” ®
communities through a variety of projects.
As part of ‘One Week,’ Capital One Bank
a classroom at Ferebee-Hope Community
School in to a vibrant reading area.
volunteers will complete READesign®
Reading Corners at Ferebee-Hope Elementary Capital One Bank volunteers will work at
EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES and Ballou High School with The Heart of both Ballou SHS and Ferebee-Hope over a
America Foundation to provide students with two-day period to create the READesign®
an inviting place to encourage a lifelong love Reading Corners — from decorating and
of reading. assembling furniture, to sorting and stocking
“HILARIOUS AND HEARTFELT. Ferebee-Hope Community School will
celebrate the grand opening of its new
books. In addition to the more than 200 books
provided for each of the Reading Corners,
Kristen Wiig is an indisputable goddess of comedy.”
Peter Travers Reading Corner on May 19. Through a including 100 financial literacy themed
generous grant from Capital One Bank, The books, Capital One Bank will also donate
Heart of America Foundation® design team books for students to take home to build their
worked with the Ferebee-Hope Community own home library.
“GUT-BUSTINGLY FUNNY. School staff to transform a classroom
adjacent to the school’s library into a vibrant
In addition, Capital One Bank associates
in the Washington, D.C. area will participate
‘BRIDESMAIDS’ GETS AN A!!!!” Owen Gleiberman
reading area with age-appropriate reading
material for students. Approximately 75
in 50 projects to address the needs of the
community. Some of the other projects in the
area include:
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• Helping middle school
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seeing this film!” key money management
skills in partnership with
“you’ll laugh Operation Hope;
• Helping to construct an
– a lot!” apartment building for low-
to-moderate income families

in Arlington with Habitat for

“it’s a • Presenting a one-
day financial education
course developed by Junior
“fun, faith-filled Achievement to students
and full of laughs! at A. Mario Loiederman
best romantic comedy Middle School in
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• Assisting Community
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May 21, 2011 - May 27, 2011, The Afro-American B3

Ezemdi, Nigerian-Born
of 4. By the time he turned 8, he was already brushing elbows with professional
musicians as he played piano at his church in Harlem. Shortly thereafter, he began
picking up more musical instruments and mastered each of them.

Entertainer, Seeks to Inspire

In high school he discovered another talent. After experimenting with
his voice, he and two other friends formed a group that performed at school
basketball games and local talent shows. Ezemdi later attended Berklee College of

Others With Differences Music and formed his own licensing company and then landed his big break when
label owner Mark Geohagan signed him to Crazee House Records.
Now, Ezemdi’s anticipating the upcoming release of his first single “Take Off,”
By Gregory Dale which will appear on his debut album. He says By Your Side will be released in
AFRO Staff Writer June and will be a musical blend of romantic ballads and urban mid-tempo songs
catering to the fairer sex.
Growing up, Ezemdi always knew he was different from other kids his “[The album] will have good music with a positive message behind it,”
age. While most children were playing outside, he was forced to stay Ezemdi said. “A lot of the songs on the album are geared towards women,
indoors because his skin was sensitive to the sun. He, unlike his peers, had reminding them that at the end of the day there are still some good men out
albinism, i.e., he was an albino. in the world—you just have to look for them.”
“I...was looked at differently by not even just kids, but adults [also],” In addition to crafting his own hits, he’s also in the midst of producing
Ezemedi told the AFRO in a recent interview. “So, I kind of always records for a string of national and international artists.
knew that I was different and I was uncomfortable in my own skin. But while the talented musician is surely on the heels of success, he
When it came to [hanging out] with my [peers], I always wanted to says his primary reason for pursuing a major career in the music industry
blend in with them and just be a normal kid.” is so he could serve as an inspiration to people across the globe who are
But the experience didn’t get him down. In fact, it actually worked also different from the norm.
in his favor. Now, the 26-year-old is a talented vocalist, producer and “I’m what you would call the Whitest Black man in the world, but
songwriter. I’m doing what I love to do and [I want to tell people] you can do that,
“I remember a time when I was in elementary school and because I too,” Ezemdi said. “Anybody that feels uncomfortable in their own skin
couldn’t go outside, I started playing on an old raggedy piano that was there is who I’m trying to reach.”
and just started messing around with it,” Ezemdi said. “That’s how it all
started.” Ezemdi’s “By Your Side” will be released on June 14. For more
The Nigeria native, born Ezemdi Chikwendu, came to the U.S. at the age information, visit:

Intriguing Documentary Revisits ‘To Kill a

Plus-Size Model Mia Amber Davis Dies Suddenly at 36
By Gregory Dale
AFRO Staff Writer By Kam Williams relationship would endure into adulthood, and it was even the
Special to the AFRO subject of a recent bio-pic about Capote.
Mia Amber Davis, a Black plus-size model widely All of the above and more fascinating factoids are
recognized for her appearance in the movie Road Trip, died on In 1961, Harper Lee, an unknown White woman from unearthed in Hey, Boo, as intriguing a documentary as
May 10. She was 36. a small town in Alabama, won a Pulitzer Prize for her you could ever hope to encounter. Since Ms. Lee did not
While initial reports said her cause of death unknown, E! groundbreaking novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Released at the cooperate with the project, director Mary Murphy depended
Online later reported that the model and actress died from height of the African-American struggle against Jim Crow on the reflections of luminaries like Oprah, Tom Brokaw,
a blood clot following knee surgery. Davis’ cousin, UCLA segregation, the book played a pivotal role in raising the Andrew Young Jon Meacham and Scott Turow for insight
assistant professor of sociology Dr. Mignon R. Moore, told E! country’s awareness of racism while simultaneously serving into the reasons for the very private author’s uncompromising
that the late star’s husband was notified by the coroner of the to shame the South about its disgraceful legacy of lynching, withdrawal from the public eye.
preliminary finding oppression and discrimination. What turns out to be perhaps most compelling is how
the following day. A couple of years later, the screen adaptation of the closely To Kill a Mockingbird mirrors events which transpired
“The family is bestseller earned several Academy Awards, including Best in Lee’s own life. For instance, she was a tomboy and the
devastated,” Moore Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor. Gregory Peck delivered same age as Scout, 6, at the time that her father, a lawyer like
told E!. “This was his career performance as Atticus Finch, an attorney Atticus, was representing a Black man accused of a crime he
such an unexpected defending a Black man unfairly accused of rape. didn’t commit.
loss, and she went Unfortunately, Harper Lee basically became a recluse after A fitting tribute to a true American icon, a half century
to a very reputable 1964, which is when she granted her last interview with the after she subtly helped shape the course of history and left an
physician. I took press. She also never published another novel, which has led indelible mark on the country’s conscience.
her myself on the to considerable speculation about the reasons for her silence
day of her surgery and for her failure to write again. Excellent (HHHH)
and within 24 After all, she and Truman Capote had been best friends as Unrated
hours she was children, and it is apparent that the characters Scout and Jem Running time: 82 Minutes
dead.” in To Kill a Mockingbird are based on the two of them. Their Distributor: First Run Features
Davis entered
a Los Angeles
hospital to receive Diet Documentary Advocates Virtues of Vegetarianism
knee surgery to By Kam Williams salt, fat, sugar and refined foods of little nutritional value.
treat an old college Special to the AFRO Judging by the glowing testimonials of Dr. Campell’s and
basketball injury Dr. Esselstyn’s patients here, apparently all it takes is merely
the day before Why is that most Americans are overweight nowadays? adopting a whole foods, plant-based regimen not only to see
her death. Moore And why are we sicker and spending more on healthcare
explained that the than ever before? It’s all in the diet, according to Dr. T. Colin
Courtesy Photo
model was excited Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, medical pioneers who
Mia Amber Davis
to get the surgery have staked their careers studying the skyrocketing increase in
done, as she had the so-called “Diseases of Affluence.”
been suffering from These iconoclastic physicians find themselves at odds
the ailment for quite some time. with the bulk of their colleagues because they believe that
According to TMZ, Davis’ husband had spoken to her most of the degenerative diseases afflicting humanity are
following surgery and said she sounded fine. But a few hours a consequence of our eating animals and processed foods.
later, he received a call saying that she was experiencing bouts This is the proposition which they set about proving in Forks
of dizziness. Then, he received another call shortly thereafter Over Knives, a documentary indicting agribusiness for the
informing him that his wife had died. aforementioned sorry state of affairs.
In addition to playing the character Rhonda in the 2000 Directed by Lee Fulkerson, this incendiary exposé shows
comedy Road Trip, Davis is also known for her work with plus- how corporations have successfully exploited our biological Courtesy Photo
size fashion store Ashley Stewart. She also appeared as the face urges for generations, often with the help of government- Forks Over Knives attempts to explain why eating animals
of singer Jill Scott’s Butterfly Bra and served as the creative sponsored propaganda. For example, the film features clips and processed foods leads to obesity and a plethora of
editor-at-large for Plus Model magazine, according to The from an old newsreel where it is suggested that cow’s milk is weight-related illnesses.
Huffington Post. better for a baby than mother’s milk.
The magazine’s editor, Madeline Jones, expressed her Similar approaches have been employed to dupe the the pounds come off but to end one’s dependency on pills
bereavement at the model’s passing in a recent blog post. populace into believing in everything from having eggs and for blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes and many other
“Mia Amber was an angel—a compassionate person who bacon for breakfast daily to the notion that meat is the only medical maladies.
always thought about others before herself,” Jones wrote. “She way to get enough protein. Fundamental to such mind control Back to nature and rejuvenation just by refusing to be
was a super model and a industry leader because it was her love is the ensnaring of consumers in “The Pleasure Trap” whereby brainwashed by Madison Avenue any longer!
for the women she represented that kept pushing her when the advertisers cleverly leverage the natural instinct for food and
industry itself did not embrace her. Anyone else would have sex. Excellent (HHHH)
given up, but Mia remained steadfast in her career, knowing Fortunately, reversing the trend simply involves Rated PG for smoking and mature themes.
that she was not just doing it for her own benefit, but for reeducation and opting to step off the self-destructive Running time: 96 Minutes
women of all ages.” treadmill which has most of us on a diet dominated by meats, Distributor: Monica Beach Media
Davis’ family is planning to hold funeral services in New
York, but no official date has been set.
“conflict with (Houston’s) privacy,” but noted that Houston is marijuana laced with cocaine was her substance of choice. In
receiving treatment voluntarily. a 2002 interview with Diane Sawyer, Houston alluded to using
Whitney Houston in Rehab – Again News website The Daily Beast reported that this is cocaine, pills and marijuana, but vigorously denied use of crack
Music icon Whitney Houston has re-entered rehab for drug Houston’s third stint in rehab, following trips in 2004 and 2005. cocaine.
and alcohol abuse, her spokeswoman said May 9. Rumors surrounding Houston’s drug addiction began more “First of all, let’s get one thing straight,” she said. “Crack is
Kristen Foster said the 47-year-old singer, who dominated than a decade ago, when airport security guards in Hawaii cheap. I make too much money to ever smoke crack. Let’s get
pop music charts in the ‘80s and ‘90s and released a comeback recovered drugs in her luggage in 2000, but the singer didn’t that straight. Okay? We don’t do crack. We don’t do that. Crack
album in 2009, is currently in an outpatient program “to openly admit to her drug use until a 2009 interview with Oprah is whack.”
support her long-standing recovery process.” Winfrey. It is unclear how long Houston will remain in treatment, or
Foster didn’t release further details, as doing so would During the video interview, she told the talk show host that where she is being treated.
B4 The Afro-American, May 21, 2011 - May 27, 2011

Faith Pulse Church Briefs

Shiloh Baptist’s Spring
Revival Takes Place May 22-
7:45 a.m. and 10:55 a.m.;
jazz brunch, May 22, 2 p.m.,
at Heritage Hall, FLC $25.
Voices of Faith to Speak Out for LGBT The Spring Revival
at Shiloh Baptist Church,
Contact Jamil Smart at 240-601-
1920; evening services, May 23
Equality in Washington scheduled for May 22-24, will
“revive the mind, body and soul
and 24, 7 p.m.

Religious leaders from all 50 states May 22-24 through dynamic preaching, First Baptist Church of
Special to the AFRO delicious food, jazz and Glendarden Hosts Domestic
fellowship,” according to church Violence Conference
officials. The Domestic Violence
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
Hear the word of God Ministry of First Baptist Church
(LGBT) civil rights organization, will host its Clergy Call for Justice and Equality 2011 in from guest preacher, the Rev. of Glenarden is hosting a
the District May 23-24. Clergy Call is a biennial event of the HRC Foundation’s Religion and Jacqueline A. Thompson, conference called “The Red
Faith Program, mobilizing clergy from across the country to speak up on matters of LGBT assistant pastor of Allen Flag: If Only I Had Known”
equality. Temple Baptist Church in on May 28 from 10:30 a.m.–
This year, over 300 religious leaders from all 50 states and representing more than 25 Oakland, Calif.  Her practical 3:30 p.m., at FBCG Ministry
and humorous preaching Center, 3600 Brightseat Road in
denominations and faith traditions will come together in the nation’s capital. They will (Courtesy Photo)
style combined with biblical Gospel jazz saxophonist Landover, Md.
organize and strengthen their faith voices and lobby members of Congress about why, as a
scholarship and “girlfriend” Todd Ledbetter performs The keynote speakers are
matter of faith, they support full equality for LGBT people and families. Clergy will focus their wit provides new spiritual U.S. Congresswoman Donna
at Shiloh Baptist Church’s
advocacy on legislation to prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or enlightenment and helps all Edwards of Maryland’s 4th
spring revival.
gender identity and to protect students from bullying, harassment and discrimination based on who hear her discover their District and Kemba Smith
sexual orientation or gender purpose and destiny in Christ. at 2 p.m. in Heritage Hall at Pradia, a domestic violence
The Rev. Thompson preaches Shiloh’s Henry C. Gregory III survivor. Conference highlights
at the morning worship services Family Life Center.  Ledbetter include several workshops
“America’s clergy are has performed for more than 20
on May 22 and on Monday and including “From Shame to
leading the charge in changing years with artists such as Walter
Tuesday nights, May 23 and 24 Self-Worth,” “Break the Family
hearts and minds, both of the at 7 p.m. The WCS Ensemble Hawkins, Grover Washington Cycle” and “Teen Dating
American people and our performs worship music Jr., Marcus Johnson, Byron Violence.”
elected leaders,” said HRC Courtesy Image
featuring special guest soloist Cage and Richard Smallwood.
President Joe Solmonese in a Willie Blount.  Registration is required.
Saxophonist Todd Ledbetter Shiloh Baptist Church For more information, phone
press statement. “Clergy Call 2011 will have a lasting impact on Capitol Hill.  Diverse clergy
will minister with his unique is located at 1500 Ninth St., 301-773-3600 or e-mail: dv@
voices speaking out for justice show our legislators that religion is NOT antagonistic to the
brand of gospel jazz and guest N.W. For more information, FBCG is
LGBT community. ” visit Sunday
chef Curtis Byrd provides food located at 3600 Brightstead
The theme for Clergy Call 2011, “Leadership for Justice in Complex Times,” reflects the at the jazz brunch on May 22 services take place May 22, Road in Landover, Md.
vision and need for a faith-based movement in support of LGBT equality at this moment of
great change in our country.  On May 22 and 23, clergy will engage in programming designed
to strengthen their diverse voices and their reach as moral agents for justice.  In addition to Vatican Suggests Bishops Report Abuse to Police
this skill-based work, they will take part in a faith service the evening of May 23 (open to the By Nicole Winfield
public), and a morning press conference on May 24 before lobbying their elected leaders. Associated Press
“Religious leaders from across the spectrum of faith backgrounds and from states as diverse
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican told bishops around the
as Maine and Alabama are turning to the core tenets of their religious beliefs as they proclaim world Monday that it was important to cooperate with police in
that justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people is a matter of deep faith,” said reporting priests who rape and molest children and said they should
Dr. Sharon Groves, director of HRC’s Religion and Faith program, in a press release.  “They develop guidelines for preventing sex abuse by next May.
will not stand on the sidelines, but are claiming their faith as they join the struggle for LGBT But the suggestions in the letter from the Congregation for
the Doctrine of the Faith are vague and nonbinding and contain
no enforcement mechanisms to ensure bishops actually draft the
“What HRC has figured out is that the best antidote to the Religious Right is mobilized guidelines or follow them.
moderate and progressive faith voices,” said Rev. Susan Russell Sr., associate pastor at That is a significant omission given the latest scandal in the United
All Saints Church in Pasadena, Calif., in an issued statement  “As faith leaders, we must States involves allegations Philadelphia’s archbishop left accused Stock Photo
demonstrate the love, compassion and yearning for equality we possess in our hearts in order priests in ministry despite purportedly tough U.S. guidelines, and
evidence that Irish bishops weren’t cooperating with an independent board overseeing compliance with the
to end oppression.”
guidelines of the church in Ireland.
The document marks the latest effort by the Vatican to show it’s serious about rooting out priestly
pedophiles and preventing abuse following the eruption on a global scale of the abuse scandal last year with
thousands of victims coming forward.
But it failed to impress advocates for victims who have long blamed the power of bishops bent on
protecting the church and its priests for fueling the scandal. Without fear of punishment themselves, bishops
frequently moved pedophile priests from parish to parish rather than reporting them to police or punishing
them under church law.
“There’s nothing that will make a child safer today or tomorrow or next month or next year,” said
Barbara Dorris, outreach director for the main U.S. victims group Survivors Network for Those Abused by

Critically, the letter reinforces bishops’ exclusive authority in dealing with abuse cases. It says
independent lay review boards that have been created in some countries to oversee the church’s child
protection policies and ensure compliance “cannot substitute” for bishops’ judgment and power.
and dog-friendly event Recently, such lay review
committees in the U.S. and
Ireland have reported that some
featuring music, bishops “failed miserably” in
following their own guidelines

refreshments and more. and had thwarted the boards’

work by withholding information
and by enacting legal hurdles
that made ensuring compliance
410-494-8545 “Our central concern is that bishops and religious leaders
retain enormous discretionary
powers to decide if an allegation
is credible,” said Maeve Lewis,


ANNAPOLIS WALK executive director of the Irish
victims group One in Four.
“Clergymen do not have the

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May 1st
skills or expertise to make sound
decisions in this regard: that is
a matter for law enforcement
Registration: 9:00
Registration: 8:00 AM AM and child protection specialists,”
Lewis said, calling the Vatican
TheQuiet Waters
Maryland Park
Zoo in Baltimore letter “dangerously flawed.”
In the letter, the Vatican
told the bishops “it is important
PRESENTING SPONSOR: to cooperate” with civil law
enforcement authorities
and follow civil reporting
requirements, though it
doesn’t make such reporting
mandatory. The Vatican has said
C O R P O R AT E S P O N S O R S : such a binding rule would be
problematic for priests working
in countries with repressive
The letter told the bishops’
conferences to draft guidelines
for preventing abuse and caring
for victims and report them back
to the Congregation by May
2012. It said bishops should be
prepared to listen to victims,
M E D I A PA R T N E R S : to create “safe environment”
programs for minors and to better
screen seminarians and ensure
they receive proper training
about celibacy and the damage
done to victims of sex abuse.
It did not mention possible
financial compensation for
May 21, 2011 - May 27, 2011, The Afro-American B5

D.C. High School Players Selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl on

Bethune-Cookman Defeats Delaware State for the MEAC Softball Title

By AFRO Staff elimination tournament. But the Wildcats bounced back by finals and another shot at Delaware State.
ripping Howard, 17-0, to make its way back into the MEAC BCC got stellar play from key contributors Ashton Hinds, a
Bethune-Cookman (BCC) overcame Delaware State, 5-4, in senior outfielder, and Allison Garcia, a freshman pitcher. Hinds
eight innings to win the 2011 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference batted in three runs, while Garcia threw a six-inning shutout
(MEAC) Softball Championship, May 15 at the Ormond Beach against Howard to reach the championship.
Sports Complex in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The victory, Bethune-Cookman’s second consecutive More MEAC Softball Championship Tournament News:
softball title, gives the school an automatic bid to the 2011 Both Morgan State (MSU) and Coppin State University of
NCAA Division I Softball Championship tournament. The Baltimore, Md., were eliminated during the first two days of the
pairings were announced on a selection show May 15 at 10 tournament. MSU was knocked out of contention after falling
p.m. on ESPNU. The conference softball championship was to Norfolk State, 5-3, and then losing to Coppin State, 6-0, both
delayed May 14 due to severe lightning. on the tournament’s opening day.
Bethune-Cookman led the series, 1-0, after a 7-1 blowout Coppin State stayed alive after defeating Morgan State on
win over Delaware State in game one of the double-elimination the first day, and then crushed Norfolk State on day two. But
bracket. Game two was tied, 2-2, at the bottom of the second Coppin fell to Howard in a subsequent game, ending their
inning when the lightning began. Courtesy Photo/ season.
Bethune-Cookman’s win wasn’t easy. The squad fell once The Bethune-Cookman Lady Wildcats beat out teams like Coppin State junior pitcher Paige Arnold and Morgan
to Delaware State during the tournament’s early rounds on Morgan State, Howard University and Coppin State to State junior outfielder Sakina Smith were named to the all-
May 13, sending BCC to the loser’s bracket in the double- reach the MEAC Softball Championship Crown. tournament team.

World Class Sprinter Michael Walton To Host Youth Festivities in District

By AFRO Staff on different physically and mentally challenging activities students will be invited out to engage in the Teen Leadership
including a tug-of-war competition, the 50-yard dash race, a Conference at the Jelleff Recreation Center at 3265 S St. N.W.
World Class sprinter Michael Walton is just as dedicated balloon toss, a three-legged race, challenge relay, and more. According to Walton, the conference is to encourage and
to supporting and mentoring youths as he is to running and Each team will be adopted and coached by a professional empower teens to “take charge of their future while setting the
breaking records on the track. athlete or popular media personality, such tone as trendsetters for their generation.”
That’s why he’s bringing his annual Michael Walton as New England Patriots cornerback Leigh The Teen Leadership Conference will
Foundation to the District of Columbia the weekend of May Bodden and many more of Walton’s friends showcase political officials, celebrity guests and
20-21. and associates. One of the teams will be other public figures, along with volunteers from
Walton said the event is a “celebration of young people, and crowned with the title of 2011 Field Day D.C. the community.
the individuals who support them,” which he refers to as “the Champions at the conclusion of Field Day.
team behind the teen.” Later Friday night, Walton’s foundation For additional information and to
“I designed this event as a way to teach, empower and will team up with Great Schools D.C. at 7 register for events, please visit www.
reward area high school students for all of their hard work,” p.m. to host a Parents’ Night Out at Richard
said Walton. “Additionally, it’s important to honor and show England Club House No. 14, which is located
respect to all of the adults who support these students day in at 4103 Benning Road N.E. Walton says
and day out. It takes a village to guide our young people, and Parents’ Night Out is designed to bring out
this weekend is a way for me to give back and support my the “inner child” in parents by participating
community.” in musical performances, giveaways and Courtesy Photo
The event starts at the Washington Monument on the other interactive activities. World Class sprinter Michael Walton to host
National Mall on May 20 at 12:30 p.m. There, youths will Walton’s event will pick back up on May annual youth festivities for his Michael
be separated into teams for Field Day, where they’ll take 21 at 10 a.m. when middle and high school Walton Foundation on May 20-21.

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B6 The Afro-American, May 21, 2011 - May 27, 2011
August 1, 2009 - August 7, 2009, The Washington Afro-American B7
Michelle Lanchester,

la 410-554-8200
Attorney at Law
601 Pennsylvania Ave
NW Suite 900

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advertisements AD NETWORK
LEGAL NOTICES sonal representative of the
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Parkerson, Jr. who died on AFRO Classified minimum ad rate is $26.74 per col. inch
Effective immediately, The Afro rentals. Full/ partial September 4, 2002 without a Superior Court of 1 Col. (an inch consists of up to 20 words). Mail in your ad on
American advertisements
will require weeks. Call for FREE
will, and will serve without
Court supervision. All un-
the District of
District of Columbia Inch form below along with CHECK or MONEY ORDER to:
brochure. Open daily. known heirs and heirs whose
prepayment for publication of all Holiday Real Estate.
whereabouts are unknown
Washington, D.C. Up to WASHINGTON AFRO-AMERICAN CO., 1917 Benning
shall enter their appearance
legal notices.immediately,
Payment will be ac-The 1-800-638-2102. Online in this proceeding. Objec- 20001-2131 Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4723, Attn: Clsf. Adv.
cepted in the form of checks, credit reservations: www.
tions to such appointment Administration No. 20 Words Dept.
Afro American Newspapers
shall be filed with the Regis-
ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th
card or money order. Any returned Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Umar Hassan Yusuf
will require prepayment for Washington, D.C. 20001, on Decedent
checks will be subject to a $25.00 or before November 20, NOTICE OF
processing feeofandallmay
legal notices.
result in WATERFRONT 2011. Claims against the de- APPOINTMENT, 1 2 3 4 5
cedent shall be presented to NOTICE TO
Payment willofbe
the suspension anyaccepted in
future adver- PROPERTIES the undersigned with a copy CREDITORS
to the Register of Wills or filed AND NOTICE TO
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check, credit card front Properties: Once
with the Register of Wills with
a copy to the undersigned, on UNKNOWN HEIRS
or before November 20, Mame Diarra Cisse, whose
or money order. Any returned in a lifetime opportunity 2011, or be forever barred. address is 6733 New Hamp-
shire Avenue, #312, Takoma 11 12 13 14 15
checks will be AD NETWORK
subject to a awaits at 2 of the finest Persons believed to be heirs
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Ad Network Classi- waterfrontcommunities who do not receive a copy of pointed personal representa-
tive of the estate of Umar
$25.00 processing fee
fieds are published in
and may
FURNITURE on Virginia’s Eastern this notice by mail within 25
days of its first publication Hassan Yusuf, who died on 16 17 18 19 20
Shore. Now under new shall so inform the Register December 14, 2009 without a
result in the suspension
65 newspapers. of any
Cherry Bedroom Set. ownership, you can find of Wills, including name, ad- will, and will serve without
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dress and relationship.
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Name of newspaper:
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there is an additional Washington Law tions to such appointment
charge of $7 per Original cost $4500. Sell Choose from a stunning Reporter shall be filed with the Regis- PHONE NO.
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LEGAL NOTICES for $895. Can
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Call Tom 240-482-8721 from water frontage
Personal Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001, on
or before November 6, 2011.
Call with magnificent views
Claims against the decedent (Room, Apt, House, etc.) INSERTION DATE:
LEATHER LIVING to serene pond settings, TYPESET:
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14:46:09 EDT
with 2011
(410) 554-8200 WILLS
undersigned a copy to
All ads must be ROOM SET. In origi- from lush forest to roll- 5/20, 5/27, 6/3
the Register of Wills or filed
nal plastic, never used. ing meadow land. Spend with the Register of Wills with
Orig price $3000, Sac- time sailing, swimming,
Superior Court of
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a copy to the undersigned, on
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PROBATE DIVISION believed to be heirs or
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AUCTIONS SERVICES and offer ocean access,

of its first publication shall so
inform the Register of Wills,
including name, address and
Effective October 1, 2006
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days of its first publication
sentative of the estate of
Gerda S. Buttinelli, who died
who died on March 26, 2011
with a will, and will serve with-
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5/6, 5/13, 5/20 Superior Court of UNKNOWN HEIRS AND NOTICE TO OF FOREIGN
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Superior Court of District of Columbia is 1039 Higgins Way Hyatts- Lutheran Smith, Reginald L.
Smith, Sr., Yvonne Makell, &
BUSINESS concerned show cause, if
any there be, on or before the Angela Walker Suttles,
the District of
District of Columbia
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tive of the estate of Bessie S.
Page, who died on January
dress(es) are Lutheran Smith
11916 Crestwood Ave South CREDITORS
should not be granted; pro- 20019 was appointed per- Washington, D.C. 2011ADM379 5, 2011 without a will, and will Brandywine, MD 20613,
future move? Discover vided that a copy of this order sonal representative of the 20001-2131 Willie Winthrop Stark, serve without Court supervi- Reginald L. Smith Sr. 12707
Mary K. Robitaille whose ad-
With One phone call, dress is 10860 Bucknell
Delaware and our gated be published once a week for estate of Edythe Ferguson, Administration No. Jr sion. All unknown heirs and Woodbridge Ct Bowie, MD
20721-4243, Yvonne Makell Drive, #201, Silver Spring,
one bill, one ad place- community. Manufac-
three consecutive weeks be- who died on February 8,
2011 with a will, and will serve
2011ADM367 Decedent heirs whose whereabouts
6607 Oak Orchard Ct Clin- MD 20902 was appointed
fore said day in the Afro- Vivien M. Rowan NOTICE OF are unknown shall enter their
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lion readers in 83 daily mid $20’s. Brochures
that pursuant to SCR- unknown heirs and heirs NOTICE TO ing. Objections to such

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istered or certified mail and appearance in this proceed-
ing. Objections to such
UNKNOWN HEIRS be filed with the Register of
Lillian C. Smith, who died on County, State of Maryland,
that proof of service of mail- 5530 Wisconsin Ave. Gail J. Stark, whose address Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, on March 14, 2011.
ad. Get regional and lo- ing be made in the manner appointment (or to the pro- Suite 801 is 10105 Baltimore Avenue, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, February 1, 2011 with a will,
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bate of decedent´s will) shall
be filed with the Register of Chevy Chase, MD #3207, College Park, MD
20740 was appointed per-
D.C. 20001, on or before
November 6, 2011. Claims
supervision. All unknown made upon Robert Chuey II,
in Maryland, Delaware JUDGE Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, 20815 sonal representative of the against the decedent shall be
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tions to such appointment (or
of Columbia agent has been
and local exposure. Call against the decedent shall be NOTICE TO pervision. All unknown heirs the Register of Wills with a to the probate of decedent´s filed with the Register of
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whereabouts are unknown or before November 6, 2011, Register of Wills, D.C., 515 The decedent owned District
District of Columbia Register of Wills or filed with shall enter their appearance or be forever barred. Persons
just $17.47 per newspa- per week - Monday the Register of Wills with a UNKNOWN HEIRS in this proceeding. Objec- believed to be heirs or
5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor of Columbia personal prop-
PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001, on erty. (Strike preceding sen-
per get the advertising thru Friday in the Washington, D.C.
copy to the undersigned, on Jeffrey L. Rowan, whose ad- tions to such appointment (or
to the probate of decedent´s
legatees of the decedent who or before November 6, 2011. tence if no personal prop-
or before November 20, dress is 3251-C Sutton do not receive a copy of this
results you are looking DAILY CLASSIFIED 20001-2131 2011, or be forever barred. Place, NW, Washington DC will) shall be filed with the
Register of Wills, D.C., 515 notice by mail within 25 days
Claims against the decedent
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inform the Register of Wills,
undersigned with a copy to
may be presented to the
Washington, D.C. 20001, on the Register of Wills or filed
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Place your ad today the exclusive members PARKERSON, JR. this notice by mail within 25 who died on March 26, 2011
with a will, and will serve with-
Claims against the decedent
shall be presented to the
relationship. a copy to the undersigned, on the Register of Wills for the
days of its first publication Date of Publication: or before November 6, 2011, District of Columbia, 500 In-
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PAPERS in Maryland, South Building Name of newspaper: tions to such appointment (or believed to be heirs or Kelvin W. Page of its first publication shall so tice. (Strike preceding sen-
Lake Somerset Camp Delaware and DC. Call Washington DC 20004 Afro-American to the probate of decedent´s legatees of the decedent who Personal inform the Register of Wills, tence if no real estate.)
will) shall be filed with the do not receive a copy of this
Ground, Maryland 410-721-4000x19 or Attorney
Law Reporter Register of Wills, D.C., 515 notice by mail within 25 days
Representative including name, address and
Mary K. Robitaille
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whose address is 2132 32nd a copy to the undersigned, on Reporter
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Gail J. Stark
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or before November 6, 2011, Personal Barbara Ballen Reporter Visit our MARYLAND. Best sonal representative of the
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REGISTER OF WILLS 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
do not receive a copy of this September 4, 2002 without a notice by mail within 25 days 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
will, and will serve without of its first publication shall so
Court supervision. All un- inform the Register of Wills,
known heirs and heirs whose including name, address and
whereabouts are unknown relationship.
shall enter their appearance Date of Publication:
The Trustee may proceed to
distribute the trust property in
accordance with the terms of
the trust before the expiration
of the time within which an

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action must be commenced
unless the Trustee knows of
a pending judicial proceeding
TYPESET: Tue May 17 14:55:16 EDT 2011 TYPESET:EDT
May 10 11:29:31 EDTWed
2011May 18 10:11:40 EDT contesting the validity of the
TYPESET: Wed May 18 10:09:54 TYPESET: Wed2011
May 18 TYPESET: Wed2011
May 18 10:13:31
May 18 10:12:12 EDT 2011
LEGAL NOTICES Wed May 18 trust 10:14:11
or the EDT
has re-
from a potential
contestant who thereafter
Superior Court of cREGISTER
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the District of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of 5/13,sixty
the District of SUPERIOR COURT OF proceeding within
District of Columbia the District of the District of the District of the District of the District of after notification.
District of Columbia District of Columbia THE DISTRICT OF
PROBATE DIVISION District of Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia This Notice must be mailed
20001-2131 Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. its first publication to each
Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. heir and qualified beneficiary
Administration No. 20001-2131 20001-2131 20001-2131 20001-2131 20001-2131
20001-2131 of the trust and any other per-
2011ADM356 Administration No. Administration No. Administration No. 20001-2131 Administration No. Administration No.
Administration No. 2011ADM362
son who would be an
Rufus Williams 2011ADM385 2011ADM414 2011ADM411 Administration No. 2011ADM345 2011NRT12 interested person within the
Decedent James Marc Taylor Amanda G. Sellers 2011ADM395 Joe Louis Randolph Lena Celeste Loman meaningof D.C. Code, sec.
James B. Lancaster Sr. Sharon Y. Leonard aka
Sandy V. Lee Decedent Decedent Estate of Decedent Decedent 20-101(d)
4701 Melbourne Place Decedent Amanda Sellers Evelyn E. Crawford NOTICE OF Date of Publication:
NOTICE OF NOTICE OF NOTICE OF Decedent Cornelia R. Spurgeon May 13, 2011
College Park MD APPOINTMENT, Deceased Queen EXISTENCE OF
20740 1629 K Street NW REVOCABLE
AND NOTICE TO AND NOTICE TO Washington DC 20006 Reporter
of deceased settlor) whose Lillian L. Barnes
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS UNKNOWN HEIRS UNKNOWN HEIRS AND NOTICE TO Notice is hereby given that a address was 517 Fern Place, Personal
CREDITORS Valerie Lancaster Beal, Rachel Randolph, whose ad- Kiona M. Leonard, whose ad- UNKNOWN HEIRS petition has been filed in this
NW, Washington DC 20012
created a revocable trust on
May 18 10:14:11 EDT 2011
whose address is 220 River- dress is 5221 Winchester Jackie Sellers and Cherly Court by Karen Spurgeon for TRUE TEST COPY
AND NOTICE TO dress is 2908 30th Street, NOTICE TO July 28, 1989, which re-
side Blvd., Apt 38A New Crossing Court, Canal Win- #10, Washington DC 20020
Sellers, whose address is standard probate, including mained in existence on the REGISTER TYPESET: OFWedWILLSMay 18 10:42:42
York, NY 10069 was ap- chester, Ohio 43110 was ap- was appointed personal re-
5814 Ruatan Street, College the appointment of one or CREDITORS 5/13, 5/20, 5/27
Ruth Williams-Lee, whose pointed personal representa- pointed personal representa- Park, 20740 were appointed AND NOTICE TO Superior
date of her death Court of
on October
address is 912 Othman presentative of the estate of personal representative(s) of more personal representa- 9, 2010, and
the District of Lillian L.
tive of the estate of James B. tive of the estate of James UNKNOWN HEIRS
Drive, Ft. Washington MD Sharon Y. Leonard, who died the estate of Amanda G. Sell- tive. Unless a complaint or an Barnes, whose address is
District of Columbia Superior Court of
20744 was appointed per- Lancaster, Sr. who died on Marc Taylor, who died on Erik Randolph and Tony Ran-
January 7, 2011 with a will, on November 10, 2010 with- ers aka Amanda Sellers, who objection in accordance with 9417 Utica Place,
PROBATEMaryland DIVISION the District of
sonal representative of the March 30, 2011 without a will, out a will, and will serve with- died on February 22, 2011 Superior Court Probate Di- dolph, whose address(es) is Springdale, 20774 District of Columbia
estate of Rufus Williams, and will serve without Court and will serve without Court out Court supervision. All un- with a will, and will serve with- vision Rule 407 is filed in this 1012 Jackson Street NE, is Washington,
the currently acting D.C. trustee, PROBATE DIVISION
who died on September 5, supervision. All unknown supervision. All unknown Washington DC 20017 were 20001-2131
hereinafter the Trustee.
heirs and heirs whose known heirs and heirs whose out Court supervision. All un- Court within 30 days from the Washington, D.C.
2010 with a will, and will heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown known heirs and heirs whose date of first publication of this
appointed personal repre- Administration
Communications to No. the trust
serve without Court supervi- whereabouts are unknown whereabouts are unknown whereabouts are unknown sentative(s) of the estate of should2011NRT12
be mailed or directed
sion. All unknown heirs and shall enter their appearance shall enter their appearance notice, the Court may take Joe Louis Randolph, who Lena to Cheryl Chapman Hender- Administration No.
heirs whose whereabouts in this proceeding. Objec-
shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objec- shall enter their appearance
the action hereinafter set Celeste
son, Esq. at 4920 Niagara
Loman 2011ADM403
in this proceeding. Objec- in this proceeding. Objec- died on February 25, 2011
are unknown shall enter their tions to such appointment (or tions to such appointment forth. without a will, and will serve
Road, Suite 200 College Betty J. Heath
tions to such appointment tions to such appointment (or
appearance in this proceed- to the probate of decedent´s shall be filed with the Regis- to the probate of decedent´s
Admit to probate the copy of without Court supervision. All Park, NOTICE
Maryland 20740. OF Decedent
ing. Objections to such will) shall be filed with the shall be filed with the Regis- ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th The EXISTENCE
Trust is subject OF to claims NOTICE OF
ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th will) shall be filed with the the will dated May 22, 1992 unknown heirs and heirs
appointment (or to the pro- Register of Wills, D.C., 515 Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Register of Wills, D.C., 515 exhibited with the petition whose whereabouts are un- of the REVOCABLE
deceased settlor’s APPOINTMENT,
bate of decedent´s will) shall 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on known shall enter their creditors, TRUST costs of admin- NOTICE TO
5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor upon proof satisfactory to the
be filed with the Register of Washington, D.C. 20001, on Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 13, Washington, D.C. 20001, on appearance in this proceed- Lena istration
Celeste ofLoman
the settlor (name’s CREDITORS
Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, or before November 13, Court of due execution by af-
or before November 13, 2011. Claims against the de- or before November 13, fidavit of witnesses or other- ing. Objections to such ofestate, deceased the expenses
settlor) whose of the AND NOTICE TO
N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, 2011. Claims against the de- 2011. Claims against the de- cedent shall be presented to 2011. Claims against the de- appointment shall be filed address deceased was 517 settlor’s
Fern Place, funeral
D.C. 20001, on or before wise andWashington
disposal of remains, and UNKNOWN HEIRS
cedent shall be presented to cedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy cedent shall be presented to with the Register of Wills, NW, DC 20012 Linda Laws, whose address
November 6, 2011. Claims the undersigned with a copy the undersigned with a copy
in the absence of a will or D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., created a revocable trust to
statutory allowances on a is 9314 Fairhaven Avenue,
against the decedent shall be the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed
to the Register of Wills or filed to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with to the Register of Wills or filed proof satisfactory to the 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. July surviving
28, 1989, spouse which and re- chil- Upper Marlboro, Maryland
presented to the under- Court of due execution, enter dren toin the extent on thethe de- 20772 was appointed per-
signed with a copy to the with the Register of Wills with with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on with the Register of Wills with 20001, on or before Novem- mained existence
ceased settlor’s residuary
Register of Wills or filed with a copy to the undersigned, on a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 13, a copy to the undersigned, on an order determining that the ber 13, 2011. Claims against date of her death on October
probate estate is inadequate
sonal representative of the
or before November 13, or before November 13, decedent died intestate the decedent shall be pre- 9, 2010, and Lillian L. estate of Betty J. Heath, who
the Register of Wills with a or before November 13, 2011, or be forever barred. to satisfywhosethose claims, costs, died on April 9, 2011 with a
copy to the undersigned, on 2011, or be forever barred. 2011, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs
2011, or be forever barred. 0
appoint an unsupervised sented to the undersigned Barnes, expenses, and
Persons believed to be heirs 9 4 1 7 U t i c a P l a c e , will, and will serve without
or before November 6, 2011, Persons believed to be heirs Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent personal representative with a copy to the Register of Claims of the deceased set- Court supervision. All un-
or be forever barred. Persons or legatees of the decedent or legatees of the decedent or legatees of the decedent
Register of Wills Wills or filed with the Register Springdale,
tlor’s creditors
are barred
as known heirs and heirs whose
who do not receive a copy of who do not receive a copy of is the currently acting trustee,
believed to be heirs or who do not receive a copy of who do not receive a copy of Clerk of the of Wills with a copy to the against the Trustee and the whereabouts are unknown
this notice by mail within 25 this notice by mail within 25 undersigned, on or before hereinafter the Trustee.
legatees of the decedent who this notice by mail within 25 this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication days of its first publication Probate Division trust property to
Communications unless the trust pre- shall enter their appearance
do not receive a copy of this days of its first publication days of its first publication November 13, 2011, or be sentedbetomailed the Trustee at the in this proceeding. Objec-
shall so inform the Register shall so inform the Register Date of First Publication should
forever barred. Persons be- toaddress
or directed
notice by mail within 25 days shall so inform the Register shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, ad- of Wills, including name, ad- May 13, 2011 Cheryl Chapman Hender-on tions to such appointment (or
provided herein
of its first publication shall so of Wills, including name, ad- of Wills, including name, ad- lieved to be heirs or legatees son, or before
Esq. November
at 4920 Niagara 13, 2011 to the probate of decedent´s
dress and relationship. dress and relationship. Names of Newspapers:
inform the Register of Wills, dress and relationship. dress and relationship. Date of Publication:
of the decedent who do not Road, 6 months Suite after200 the date College of the will) shall be filed with the
including name, address and Date of Publication: Washington Law receive a copy of this notice Park, first Maryland
publication of this no- Register of Wills, D.C., 515
Date of Publication: Date of Publication: May 13, 2011 20740.
relationship. May 13, 2011 Reporter by mail within 25 days of its The tice).
TrustAn isaction
subject to contest
to claims the 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
May 13, 2011 May 13, 2011 Name of newspaper:
Date of Publication: Name of newspaper:
Afro-American Washington first publication shall so in- ofvalidity of this trustsettlor’s
the deceased must be Washington, D.C. 20001, on
Name of newspaper: Name of newspaper: Afro-American or before November 13,
May 6, 2011 Washington Law AFRO-AMERICAN form the Register of Wills, creditors,
commenced costs by the of earliest
admin-of 2011. Claims against the de-
Name of newspaper: Afro-American Afro-American Washington Law including name, address and istration(1) Octomber 9, settlor
2011 (one
Washington Law Reporter Michael R. McCarthy, of the ’s cedent shall be presented to
Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Esq. of Rosenau & relationship. year from
estate, the dateexpensesof death of of thethe the undersigned with a copy
Reporter Jackie Sellers
Washington Law Reporter Kiona M. Leonard Cheryl Sellers Rosenau Date of Publication: deceased settler)
deceased settlor’s funeral or (2) to the Register of Wills or filed
Reporter Valerie Lancaster Beal Rachel Randolph May 13, 2011 N odisposal
v e m b eof r remains,
1 3 , 2 0 and 11 ( 6 with the Register of Wills with
Personal Personal 1304 Rhode Island Ave and
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Representative Representative NW, DC 20005 statutory allowances a
Personal Representative Representative Afro-American surviving spouse and chil-or or before November 13,
publication of this notice)
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Representative 614-920-0279 TRUE TEST COPY Washington Law (3) to
dren ninety
the extentdays after the de- the 2011, or be forever barred.
301-203-0358 TRUE TEST COPY TRUE TEST COPY Signature of Trusteesettlor’s
sends the person a Persons believed to be heirs
TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS REGISTER OF WILLS 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 Petitioners/Attorney copy ofestate
Erik Randolph probate the trust instrument or legatees of the decedent
is inadequate
REGISTER OF WILLS 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 5/13, 5/20 and a notice informing the who do not receive a copy of
5/13, 5/20, 5/27 Tony Randolph to satisfy those claims, costs,
5/6, 5/13, 5/20 person ofand
Personal expenses, the trust’s exis- this notice by mail within 25
tence,ofthe days of its first publication
Representative Claims the Trustee’s
deceased name set-
202-316-1221 tlor’s and creditors
address, are the timeasal- shall so inform the Register
and barred

lowed the for Trustee
commencing of Wills, including name, ad-
240-672-4956 against and the a dress and relationship.
TRUE TEST COPY proceeding.
trust property unless pre-
The Trustee may proceed Date of Publication:
REGISTER OF WILLS sented to the Trustee at theto May 13, 2011
distribute the trustherein property onin Name of newspaper:
5/13, 5/20, 5/27 address provided
before November with the 13, terms
2011of Afro-American
6 the trustafter
months before thethe date expiration
of the Washington Law
first publication of this no-an Reporter
of the time within which
actionAn must
actionbe commenced
SUPPORT tice).
validity this
to contest
trust must knows
Linda Laws

Tree Planting Program Seeks D.C. Volunteers

a pending judicial by the proceeding Representative
commenced earliest of
Octomber the9,validity
2011 (one of the 301-801-4839
year fromor date
the Trustee
of death has of the re- TRUE TEST COPY
ADVERTISERS ceived notice
from a potential
or (2)
5/13, 5/20, 5/27
By Blake Bryson N o v e m b e r 1 3 , 2 0 11 ( 6
c o m mfrom
months ence s date
the a j uof d ifirst
proceeding within sixty days
Special to the AFRO publication of this notice) or
(3)after notification.
ninety days after the
This Notice
Trustee sendsmust the personbe mailed a
copy of the trust within 15 days of
The Casey Trees Community Tree Planting program is searching for applicants who are willing and wanting to plant trees andits afirst
heir and
notice informing to eachthe
person ofqualified
the trust’s beneficiary
in various locations around Washington, D.C. This program was implemented in 2005 and was meant to assist in adding the of the trust
tence, and any other
the Trustee’s name per-
and address, and thed time
s o n w h o w o u l b e al- an
amount of trees in the urban area of the District of Columbia. The deadline for applications is June 15. interested
lowed person within the
for commencing a
The Community Tree Planting (CTP) program provides the tools, trees, technical assistance and other utilities necessary
2x3 meaningof D.C. Code, sec.
The Trustee may proceed to
Date of Publication:
to participants, individuals and groups who have the intentions of planting 10 or more distribute
May 13, 2011
the trust property in
with the terms of
trees. The trees may be planted in parks, schools, churches or apartment complexes theName
trust of newspaper:
before the expiration
the time within which an
free of charge. Trees may even be planted in private property areas with the owner’s
action must be Law commenced
unless the Trustee knows of
consent. Participants who do choose to be involved in the planting of trees through Lillian
a pending judicial proceeding
contesting the validityPersonal
L. Barnes
of the
Community Tree planting must commit to water the tree and care for it up until two ceived TESTfrom
trust or the Trustee has re-
TRUEnotice COPY a potential
years after its planting. Over 4,000 trees have been planted across the city through the We would like to widely publicize
contestant our who
c o m m e information
job opportunities
n c e s a j u dto
i c job
to any organization that
i a l seekers or refers candi-
CTP. frequently distributes employment
proceeding within sixty days
dates to employers. after notification.
Applicants who wish to participate in the program must propose a location for a This Notice must be mailed
postmarked within 15 days of
minimum for 10 trees, receive permission from all property owners where the trees will To receive information regardingits first job vacancies
publication to at eachCitadel Broadcasting
be planted, attend an orientation meeting and provide food and drink to the volunteers Corporation, simply ask to heir and qualified beneficiary
of put on and
trust ourany mailingother per- list and send your request to:
once the planting has concluded.
son who would be an
interested person within the
Citadel Broadcasting Corporation
So far this spring, Casey Trees has planted more than 770 trees at more than 44 meaningof
D.C. Code,
Human Resources Dept.

events throughout D.C. This season has been the programs most successful ever, Date of Publication:
May 4400 Jenifer St., NW,
13, 2011
according to program organizers. Name of newspaper:
DC 20015-2113
Washington Law
Be sure to include your company Reporter name, contact person, address, phone numbers
To find out more information on how to be a part of the program, go online and visit and email addresses.
Lillian L. Barnes
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Citadel Broadcasting Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

TV One President, CEO Announces Retirement

After a Liggins. “That was great advice, and Johnathan’s involvement
distinguished 45- in TV One has been invaluable in its success on so many
year career in the different levels. He is leaving the network on very solid
media business, TV footing for the future.”
One President and Educated as a journalist at the University of California
CEO Johnathan at Berkeley, Rodgers began his career as a writer-reporter
Rodgers will retire for Sports Illustrated in 1967 and in the succeeding years
effective July 31. worked for NBC and CBS as a television writer, reporter and
Under his producer. After moving into media management, Rodgers
leadership the eventually became an executive producer at CBS News and
last seven years, later the president of the CBS Television Stations group. In
TV One, an 1996, he joined the cable industry when he went to Discovery
award-winning Communications as the president of the U.S. Networks
cable network group. While at Discovery, he oversaw the conversion of The
available in 53 Learning Channel into TLC and the successful launches of
million homes, has Animal Planet, Discovery Kids and Discovery Health.
become recognized “Running TV One has been an honor, a privilege and a
(Courtesy Photo) as the quality labor of love for me,” said Rodgers in a statement. “I was
Johnathan Rodgers programming able to bring all my experiences from my previous jobs to help
alternative for create this wonderful network. I want to thank Brian Roberts
African American adults. The network, profitable after only and Comcast for their support, and especially Alfred Liggins
five years, also set successive viewership records over the for his vision in creating and funding TV One and for allowing
past three television seasons. TV One has won multiple me to run it for the past seven years. There could have been
NAACP Image Awards and was recognized with the National no better way to cap off a long and satisfying career in the
Association of Black Journalists’ Best Practices Award in 2009 television business for me than to help build a sustainable
for its coverage of the Democratic convention and election channel that African American adults, indeed all Americans
night in 2008. can be very proud of.”
“When I realized that there was a business opportunity for Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvoneonline.
launching a Black cable channel nearly a decade ago, Quincy com) serves nearly 53 million households, offering a
Jones told me there was only one person I should pursue to broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original
develop the channel, and that was Johnathan Rodgers,” said programming, classic series, movies, and music designed
TV One Chairman and Radio One President and CEO Alfred to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult
African-American viewers.

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