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MAY 28, 2011 - JUNE 3, 2011

Memorial Day:
Pension Reform Faces Tough Remembering the Fallen
Council Opposition By Erica Butler
Washington, D.C., is gearing up for the annual tribute to the
men and women that have served the country in the military.
Celebrities such as actor Gary Sinise and “Wheel of
Fortune” host Pat Sajak will be on hand May 30 for the
AFRO Staff Writer
National Memorial Day Parade in the capital.
The parade of marching bands and veteran units from
D.C. Councilman Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) and other city
across the United States kicks off at 2 p.m. at the corner of
legislators are opposing a contentious pension reform bill, which
Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street in northwest and
would affect teachers, police officers and firefighters, if passed.
proceeds west down Constitution Avenue, past the White
Members declared that the bill will face an impasse as a
majority of the D.C. Council opposes the legislation. Continued on A6
Introduced by Councilman David Catania (I-At-
Large), the pension reform bill, would amend benefits
and place tighter restrictions on retirement benefits
eligibility for current employees and retirees.
Catania called proposed provisions “modest
changes,” which are necessary to ensure
the “viability” of D.C.’s pension system.
A bill that would impose “Around the country, states are
new restrictions on grappling with unfunded pension
pension plans for liabilities due to the lavish promises made
to employees during better years,” Catania Americans nationwide
civil workers such as
stated on his website, “This will pay tribute to
firefighters is facing stiff
their loved ones who
opposition. AP Photo Continued on A6
have died in military
service on May 30,

D.C. Police Say Father Killed Girl Found in Trash

just as Judge Willie
Blackmon is seen here
laying flowers on the
WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a 17-year-old evidence had been gathered in the death of Ebony Franklin of grave of his father, A.L.
Maryland girl whose body was found in a trash barrel last year Capitol Heights, Md. Franklin lived with her mother in Prince Blackmon, who was a
in Washington’s Columbia Heights neighborhood has been George’s County and was reported missing last Nov. 27. Korean War veteran at
arrested and charged with first-degree murder. When Franklin was found in a trash barrel in an alley, she the Veterans Memorial
D.C. police announced this weekend they had arrested had been fatally stabbed. Cemetery in Houston
45-year-old Rodney J. McIntyre of southeast Washington in the Lanier says there was “evidence of a sexual relationship” on May 31, 2010
killing. between McIntyre and his daughter. Lanier declined to describe during Memorial Day
Police Chief Cathy Lanier says forensic and electronic a motive in the girl’s death. ceremonies. AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Karen Warren

Cheating Investigation Casts Shadow on Testing

By Valencia Mohammed is testing in D.C. public action. a laptop to send an e-mail were found to have followed of teacher performance and
Special to the AFRO schools from tampering? The Moreover, there’s roiling during testing and cell phone lax standards. school closures being directly
continuing controversy over disagreement on all sides texting during testing. It Apart from the political related to tests, unfortunately
Exactly how secure this all-important process of the testing story. The also indicated a number of and professional reputations some educators have
– determining not just the problematic occurrences instances in which teachers on the line, especially that of used alternative schemes,
future academic paths of reviewed by OSSE revealed and proctors interacted Michelle Rhee, this issue is a including cheating to meet the
INSERT students but also of federal a pattern of disregard for inappropriately with students stand-in for the debate about mandates.”
• Home Depot education funding – is an discipline and procedure on during test periods. school testing in general. Some critics disdain the
ongoing, muddled affair. the part of students and staff. In one testing classroom, “This is a very pro- tests themselves and the
On May 18, the Office of For instance, the report OSSE reported there was test period in American commercial motives of the
the State Superintendent of used a grid showing a specific enough to bring about education,” said Washington companies supplying them.
Education (OSSE) released list of incidents, which invalidation. In other cases, Teacher Union President The Washington Post Co.’s
the results of an investigation included a proctor using students as well as test-givers Nathan Saunders. “As a result Continued on A3
involving 10 schools for

Economy Gives Chills to New College Grads

which problematic situations
Hear the AFRO on The Daily had been identified. The
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. investigation included
reviewing data abnormalities By Vincent Smith
in 18 classrooms across Special to the AFRO
both District of Columbia
Your History • Your Community • Your News

Public Schools (DCPS) and

Public Charter Schools. In — The poor state of the
three DCPS classrooms, nation’s economy, which
OSSE invalidated test scores has significantly affected
because the investigation the state of the job market
found evidence or a strong over the past several years, is
suspicion of a test security giving chills to new college
violation. graduates as thousands face
“The findings confirm the real world this spring.
our belief in and support for Fresh out of school, a
the overwhelming number new pool of people plan to
of students, teachers, and enter the work force. But,
staff that work hard and is the work force ready
play by the rules,” State and willing to add even
Superintendent Hosanna more people to the already
Mahaley said. large group of Americans
OSSE released a summary looking for jobs? Should
of 31 reported irregularities – students be worried that
14 of which required further they will not be able to find
action by the state education adequate employment or any
11 office. The 14 range in employment at all?
significance from a teacher AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Carol Dudley, director
standing too close to a student Ryan Brown of Deptford, N.J., and other seniors wait in anticipation for President of career development at
during the test to more serious Barack Obama to address the graduates of Hampton University, a historically Black
concerns that may require university, at the school’s Armstrong Stadium, in Hampton, Va., May 9, 2010. Continued on A4
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AFRO National Briefs
Americans Snicker at Herman Man, 45, Cured of AIDS Due to a functional cure,” Levy said. the state Court of Appeals, and
Cain’s ‘Constitution’ Snafu Immunity Gene Phill Wilson, the founder and was recognized for his push to
The Afro-American Newspapers A San Francisco man may be executive director of the Black integrate local schools. Thomas’
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters the first person to be “cured” of AIDS Institute in Los Angeles, known conservative record and
2519 N. Charles Street AIDS due to an HIV immunity said Brown may not be the first firm stance against affirmative
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 gene. person who has been “cured,” action programs have strained
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 According to San Francisco a word he called “complex and relations with Black residents CBS affiliate KCBS, Timothy interesting.” in his home state. “The folks
Ray Brown, who tested “Technically, a cure means that had a vested interest
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 positive in 1995, may be the we can eradicate the virus weren’t really consulted,” David
(AP Photo) first man in history to have from an HIV-positive person’s Watkins, a Richmond County,
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II
GOP Presidential Candidate the deadly disease completely body. I don’t think we are close Ga. state court judge, told the
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. Herman Cain removed from his body due to a to finding that,” he said in an AP. “Look, imagine you invite
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222 “functional cure.” e-mail. “I do think we are close someone to your house to spend
Businessman and GOP Brown received a bone to the day when people are more the night and you don’t ask your
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 presidential candidate Herman marrow stem cell transplant in likely to die with HIV than wife, and it may be someone she
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales Cain raised eyebrows during his Berlin, Germany, back in 2007 from HIV. I think we have the didn’t agree with. Would that go
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 campaign announcement on May after battling HIV and leukemia. tools to stop new infection, and well?” 21 when he incorrectly recited The donor appears to have slow down disease progression In the past year, the affiliation
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 passages from the Declaration carried a gene which made them dramatically.” of Thomas’ wife with the tea
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 of Independence while urging immune to HIV, an immunity party movement has surfaced.
Advertising Account Executive Americans to “reread the which may have been passed to Justice Clarence Thomas Goes Critics have also called for him
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274 Constitution.” Brown. Home, but Not All Cheer Him to sit out of the anticipated court
“We don’t need to rewrite the fight over President Obama’s
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 Since the transplant, Brown
Constitution of the United States health care reform act, as his
has stopped using his HIV
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265 of America, we need to reread wife publicly criticized the
Director, Community & Public Relations the Constitution and enforce the legislation. These controversies
“I’m cured of HIV. I had HIV
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 Constitution. … And I know have infuriated residents of
but I don’t anymore,” Brown
that there are some people that Augusta.
Editorial told the news station.
are not going to do that, so for James L. Kendrick, a leader
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu Dr. Jay Levy at the
the benefit of those who are in Augusta’s Black community
E-mail: University of California, San
not going to read it because said, “[Thomas] has a tough
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277 Francisco, who helped discover (AP Photo/TheAugustaChronicle,Jack
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 they don’t want us to go by relationship with his native state.
the HIV virus, said Brown’s ieRicciardi)
E-mail: the Constitution, there’s a little Supreme Court Justice “In most cases and by the
section in there that talks about case is significant for HIV/AIDS
Clarence Thomas speaks to a standard of a lot of Black people,
‘life, liberty and the pursuit of research.
Global Markets crowd of people during the Justice Thomas voted to the
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 happiness,’” Cain said. “If you’re able to take the
dedication ceremony of the opposite of what they felt was “You know, those ideals that white cells from someone and
John H. Ruffin Courthouse good,” Kendrick told the AP.
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager we live by, we believe in, your manipulate them so they’re no
May 18 in Augusta, Ga. “People feel betrayed by him.”
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116 parents believed in, they instilled longer infected, or infectable—
During his speech, Thomas
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager in you. When you get to the part no longer infectable by HIV— Clarence Thomas, the only addressed public criticism
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 about ‘life, liberty and the pursuit and those white cells become the Black justice on the Supreme and said judges should not be
of happiness,’ don’t stop there, whole immune system of that Court, was welcomed with a consumed by public opinion and
Production Department - 410-554-8288
keep reading. [Because] that’s individual, you’ve got essentially standing ovation May 18 at a said he expected “this courthouse
when it says, “When any form of ceremony to dedicate an Augusta will always be a refuge from
Washington Office government becomes destructive courthouse named after a civil the shifting tides of public
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723 of those ideals, it is the right of rights leader. But not everyone interest.” Augusta Mayor Deke
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297 the people to alter or abolish it.” in attendance was pleased to see Copenhaver invited Thomas to
General Manager We’ve got some altering and him. speak and defended his decision.
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116 some abolishing to do.” According to The Associated “Justice Thomas is a Georgia
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 The Constitution does not Press, some residents were native and it’s appropriate
include the phrase “life, liberty angered that Thomas, 62, was for him to speak at the event
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: and the pursuit of happiness” (CourtesyPhoto/ selected to speak at the grand as well,” Copenhaver said,
410-554-8234 nor does it mention abolishing Timothy Ray Brown claimed opening of a courthouse named according to the AP. “It offers
Customer or altering a destructive to have been “cured” of AIDS after civil rights lawyer John a real perspective on America.
government. during an appearance on San “Jack” Ruffin Jr. Ruffin was People have differing views,
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Francisco CBS affiliate KCBS’ the first Black chief judge of but that’s not necessarily a bad
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Jennifer Hudson andA3Rel May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011, The Afro-American

Expert Slams
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a

Parking Payments Now Just a Call Away AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of
Hudson’s mother and brother.
the ve

Brown Ethics
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. A
By Tia Lewis expenses,” noted Albert information officer identified
relatives positively of dialing seven
Suburban withnumbers on
Illinois license Tribun
Special to the AFRO Bogaard, CEO of Parkmobile, Montgomery County. “It your cellphone, you can pay multip
in a statement. “It’s much gives [driver’s] another way for on-street parking metered of the

Legislation faster and more convenient.” to pay for parking.” First parking spaces in the District. tered t
Washington, D.C. Customer can also time Montgomery County This is a high-tech solution to brothe
motorists are now able to feed download the mobile users can register at www. parking woes in the District.” boy’s
the meter simply by making application on to their iPhone, . But even with the proces
By Erica Butler cians
a call. Blackberry or Android. Bowring says that additional payment option, the
AFRO Staff Writer was la
The new pay-by-phone-
the Co
parking program allows
D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown has sponsored a bill that Exam
drivers to use their mobile
would sanction District employees for ethic violations, require Hu
phones to pay for a parking
disclosure of clients and establish an ethics advisory board – a memb
space. Through the service, Exam
collective of government high-ranking government officials. parkers are able to pay only noon t
But one expert said the bill muddles current ethics laws. for the time used and receive Given
The Comprehensive Ethics Reform Act of 2011, which was a text alert before the meter ing di
introduced May 17 by Brown and Councilmember Mary Cheh expires. viewin
(D-Ward 3), has been criticized by Robert Wechsler, director “The system is very
of research for the non-profit organization City Ethics, a group Courtesy Photos
easy to use and makes it
that advises local governments on their ethics program. very easy for motorists to
Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who
was killed, as well as her brother, Jason.
Under the legislation, an Office of Government pay for parking, “said John
Accountability would be created within the Board of Lisle, spokesman for District video
Elections and Ethics (BOEE), and an Ethics Advisory plate X584859 was found on the lat
Department of Transportation. the body of her 7-year-old
Council Committee would be convened to investigate nephew Monday, just hours Chicago’s West Side after Tribun
“It also reduces the need to
conflicts of interests. The OGA director would be selected after his body was found in a police received a 7 a.m. call that’s
carry cash to pay for parking.
by the mayor, with the consent of the council, from a list of For the city, we believe it will
people recommended by the Board of Elections.
But Wechsler said the BOEE has nothing to do with
government ethics and the process of endless appeals
help reduce the wear and tear
on the physical meters and
reduce our calls for service
ACORN Fights Back
would not give OGA the power the bill states it will have.
“It doesn’t seem as though someone has authority. It can’t
for broken meters.”
In a press release, DDOT
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charge
actually enforce what it’s supposed to,” he said. Interim Director Terry By Alan King
and Dallas Cowboys players No wo
Under the bill, findings from the OGA director could be Tony Romo and AFRO Staff Writer
Terrell Owens, trying
Bellamy said, “We piloted pay AP Photo/Matt Rourke
appealed to the Board, and its decision could be appealed among the names submitted
by phone parking in select
A new program in the Washington, D.C. metro area will allow motorists to feed their to group,
in court. “These appeals would be of a report that contains Presidential candidate John election officials. Never
business districts, with great
parking meters by making a phone call.
nothing but findings and recommendations (like appealing McCain’s attack on ACORN – Hurd said those workers, who But Ob
results, and now we’re ready
a grand jury report),” the former bankruptcy lawyer stated Associated Community were doing those things without long a
to offer this service citywide.”
Lisle said the new system motorists are for
very enthusiastic
Now – service doesn’t come or without
in his column on “It could be years before Organization Reform ACORN’s knowledge permis- for AC
So how does the program
is an alternative to the other about the service. a few glitches.
the ‘appropriate authority’ gets to consider the report and confirms the success of the sion, were fired. him fo
payment options. “Pay by John B. Townsend,
organization, the head of the “The system isthat
“The evidence nothas sur- But no
actually make a decision. “Parkers must register
phone is not intended to manager
group says. of public and perfect,”
faced so far said Townsend,
shows they faked Rep
“This doesn’t sound like accountability to me.” with the vendor, Parkmobile,
replace the physical meters, government affairs for
“This is testimony to AAA
the work who formsaddedto getthat
paidthe for system
work they 11 inve
The proposed five-person advisory council would be either online or by phone,
but rather is an overlay Mid-Atlantic
we’ve done and characterizes
success we’ve isdidn’t
already active
do, not in other
to stuff ballotbig countr
chaired by the mayor and his two designees – who cannot be and provide them with your
system. It’s not for everyone the program
had,” Maudeas “E.Tpresident
Hurd, phone of cities boxes.” including
ACORN,Atlanta she said,and is the potent
employed by D.C. and at least one has to be a D.C. attorney. credit card number, and
– many people still prefer to home.”
ACORN, said in an interview Seattle,
victim ofand in places
fraud, not thelike perpetra- forms.
And it would also include the council chair and his/her license plate number,” said
put coins in a meter – but for “Inthe
with theAFRO.
past, you had as Richmond
tor of it. and Charlotte, An
designee, who will serve as a lawyer. Those appointed must Lisle. “Then, when you park
others who want to pay by much a chance of finding
“When this attack started, we and Hurd
100 other
said thecities. “In
only things fraud.
have a background in ethics, according to the bill. you call in or use the mobile
credit card this is a simple an empty parking space,
had just announced that we had some cities, some consumers
bogus are the charges them- paid m
The proposed ethics committee lacks independence, selves. And factcheck.
app, key in the zone number
way to do it.” orregistered 1.3 million
having enough new vot-
change have complained theyorgwere ACOR
Wechsler said. He added that usually governments have a ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. efforts
for the block where you are
Metro areas such as in your pocket to pay for ticketed minutes before they
commission or ethics board nominated by residents. “New that someone’s running scared It concluded, “Neither Pressu
parked, indicate which car
Foggy Bottom, Georgetown parking, as you did of seeing arrived on the scene to re-
York City probably has the best conflicts of interest board – because of ACORN’s success.” ACORN nor its employees have loans.
you are using and how long
Hospital and Ballpark are an extra-terrestrial. Now by activate their meters.”
they don’t do their own investigations; their investigation is McCain, who is running for been found guilty of, or even Barac
you want to pay for. That’s it.
already using the service. And
done by a separate agency.” president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent Blind a
The system will also send you
nearby Montgomery County votes.”
Karen Sibert, the deputy chief of staff for Kwame Brown, et, lashed out at ACORN in the Ameri
a text message 15 minutes
is implementing the pay-by- final debate against Barack The problem came about pri-
said that if members of the committee are involved in unethical before your time expires to
cell to 11,000 parking meters. Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way Sin
situations, then they may be “subject to the law” and lawyers remind you to add more time
The service was introduced in on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than ACOR
will be subject to the “standards of the legal bar association.” or move your car. There is
Bethesda earlier this year and ing one of the greatest frauds in rely on volunteers, it pays peo- bomba
But Wechsler still called the committee “wasteful.” also a small transaction fee
Silver Spring locations were voter history in this country, ple, many of them poor or unem- racist m
“Since the mayor and the council can recommend between 30 to 35 cents.”
recently completed. maybe destroying the fabric of ployed, to sign up new voters. The
changes any time they want, their presence and effective “Parkmobile users have
“Pay-by-cell is an democracy.” The idea was to help both those debate
control of this particular committee make it seem 24/7 access to their online
added convenience for, a non-partisan being registered and those doing organi
superfluous,” he stated. the registration. offices
account; they can print reports
our customers,” said Web site, found those claims to
Acting attorneys on the council must disclose their be We never run low on
“exaggerated,” withirony
“no inevi-
Baltimore. OrMaudrestaurants that serve
explained, “Welocal
have a After a
and easily track their parking
Esther Bowring, public
clients, unless there is a legal privilege in place that would grass-fed
dence of anybeef,
democracy- that carry housemade
zero tolerance pickles and for
policy pâté, or
deliber- appear
prevent them from doing so, Sibert explained. Disclosure of clients by acting attorneys that hold public markets that
destroying sell goods from local farms.
fraud.” ateIt’s foodie heaven
falsification around here.
of registration.” sent to
Council member David Catania (I-At-Large) and Jack offices is not uncommon, Wechsler said. “Lawyers say I can’t Hurd Thebelieves
next timetheyouMcCain
wander under I-83 Mostwithnews
a cupaccount
of Zeke’s neglect to “is goi
Evans (D-Ward 2) are the council’s practicing lawyers. disclose, and you go to a lawyer’s website and see their list of charges andwere
a bagpolitically
of kale, domotivat- point out
it as a homeowner. that
home prices isare A wor
Catania came under scrutiny for working with a firm, which clients,” he said. “Lawyers exaggerate.” ed. historically low and interest rates are, too. At Live
required by law
match you with homebuying incentives, renovation information,
to turn in we’ll
all reg- receive
has ties with a city contractor, M.C. Dean, Inc. Overall, Wechsler said that the council should start ethics She said, “Becauseneighborhoods,
it’s low- istration
and more. forms. And they also fail ing, “W
But Brendan Williams-Kief, the spokesman for Catania, reform from scratch instead of patching extra legislation to and moderate-income people, to note that it was the organiza- at 9” a
So if you’ve ever told yourself,
said the politician has nothing to hide and supports ethicsexisting laws. “The District’s government needs to take a deep and people “Someday I’ll own my owntion,
of color, I believe the place,”in many instances, that first
get in touch. Ac
McCain campaign thinks those brought the phony registrations messa
reform. “Councilmember Catania has always been open breath and let go. The only way it will have a comprehensive,
about his secondary employment as in-house counsel for effective ethics program is not by adding pieces to the puzzle of
voters are
to vote to the attention of authorities. machi
Democratic, which is not neces- The McCain camp apparently calling
OpenBand, a Northern Virginia technology company,” District ethics, but by completely remaking the program and the sarily true.” isn’t interested in those fine Barack
ethics laws so that they aren’t a puzzle at all,” he stated in his
Williams-Kief stated in an e-mail. “[He] takes very seriously ACORN is no stranger to points, preferring to air mislead- hung.
column. “And the only way the ethics program will be effective
the obligation of elected officials to disclose the companies controversy. ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger
with which they do business and believes strongly that is if it appears to the public, and actually is, independent of the For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (exple
District residents have a right to know such information.” city’s officials, and has teeth.” organization has fought for social his political support. fraudu
and economic justice for low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell. A
Cheating Investigation and moderate-income
Americans. With 400,000 mem-
and I approve this message.
Announcer: Who is Barack
eys, th
educating our children.” the country, teachers feel The whole concept behind ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated,
Continued from A1
Saunders agreed. “Not pressured to teach to the the tests, as mandated by the than 1,200 neighborhood chap- baptism performed at warp An
Kaplan division has attracted ters in 110 cities nationwide, speed.” Vast ambition. After col- liberal
only in D.C., but across tests.” Continued on A4 ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. deleted
scrutiny. Kaplan Inc.’s testing
its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. guys ju
and “university” is the Post’s

cating for affordable housing, There, Obama met Madeleine come
primary revenue generator,

living wages, healthcare for the Talbot, part of the Chicago every
yet in reporting about the underserved— and while organ- branch of ACORN. He was so and m
testing dust-up, Post reporters izing voter registration drives. impressive that he was asked to all you
have apparently not bothered But none has been as withering train the ACORN staff. up the
to note this, which some and baseless as this one. What did ACORN in Chicago one els
observers consider a possible With the presidential election engage in? Bullying banks. bills fo
conflict of interest. less than two weeks away, Intimidation tactics. Disruption your k
“In all fairness, the
TO FIND A VACCINE TO PREVENT HIV ACORN’s detractors allege the of business. ACORN forced move.
Washington Post should organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky home loans. Forget
disclose every time that it sive voter registration fraud after The same types of loans that bills fo
writes an article about testing the reported discovery of bogus caused the financial crisis we’re it. You
that it owns the largest testing names, such as Mickey Mouse in today. hope y
firms in this country and Hu
cease s
receives significant benefits
from it,” Saunders said. attacks
Former D.C. Board of will be
Education member Iris name
Toyer said national parent Identification Statements
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A4 The Afro-American, May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011

Reading Program Prompts Drastic Improvement at High Road

Erica Butler the teacher records the number of words read correctly in Students use a computer program to read their passage
AFRO Staff Writer one minute. The instructor will read the same story aloud so before they read it aloud to their teachers again. Remington
students can hear voice inflections and proper pronunciations. said the repeated reading structure of the program allows
School officials at High Road Academy in Washington, The independent approach the program offers, where students to improve their decoding and comprehension skills.
D.C., have seen a vast improvement in reading among “By listening to it several times, they are incorporating
students since they introduced a reading intervention program, new words into their vocabulary,” she said.
which uses techniques such as repeated reading and requires But Mary Rinder, the director of the academy, admitted
students to track their progress. “Students who refused to read aloud are students had a rough start with the program. “There was some
Karen Remington, an English teacher at the academy, resistance in the beginning, but over the course of the year, it’s
recommended “Reading Naturally” to the director, who now able to read.” done just well,” she said.
later agreed to implement the program. Remington started – Mary Pinder Rinder said the most significant improvement among
the program in the fall for her ninnth-to-12th-graders with students in the program has been their interest.
learning disabilities. So far, she said students have been more Parents have said their “kids are coming home and are
engaged and their reading fluency has improved. excited to see how they are doing,” Rinder said. “Students,
“I have students that have increased two levels,” she said. students must monitor their own progress, helps engage who refused to read aloud are now able to read.”
“It’s better than anything I’ve seen before.” students, Remington said. “They are really competing with Rinder said the school has been administering a post test
Remington said students receive 10 passages in their themselves in terms of rate,” said Remington, whose students for a more calculated, statistical rate of success for students
folder from which they can choose to read. Students read range from 15 to 21 years old. “They actually chart everything in the academy. A pre-test was given in the beginning of the
their choice aloud to a teacher who acts as timekeeper. Then, themselves and they can literally see their performance.” school year.

College Grads 13.5 percent more graduates doubles. million workers were hired into a professional.’ So when that of a person who is ...
Continued from A1 coming from the class of 2011 Where have all these overseas. that individual begins the job bringing a set of skills to a
than the graduates of 2010. jobs gone? Simply blaming According to the National search ... the type of cover professional team working
Howard University feels letter that’s being submitted to on a common goal of the
Now, the number has jumped the economy is not enough Association of Colleges
that worry should play a part HR professionals ... becomes organization.”
to 19.3 percent. for people like Illinois and Employers, after hitting
in the minds of graduating
But regardless of what Democrat Rep. Jesse Jackson an all-time low during the
numbers say, anxiety and Jr. Speaking on the House recession, the amount of new Cheating Investigation
“Students should always
nervousness still play a role floor, he recently offered his college students being hired Continued from A3 a disadvantage…African
be worried about getting
in some graduating seniors’ reasoning about why the job is expected increase this year. Americans and Hispanics,
jobs regardless of what No Child Left Behind initiative
lives. Katie Derhim, a senior market is so bad. According This could be the reason why females, poor students and
the economy is like,” she that was a cornerstone of
at Catholic University in to Jackson, new gadgets like Georgetown senior Chris those with disabilities are
said. “Should ... students be educational policy in former
Washington, D.C., is one of the Apple iPad and Amazon’s Kelley is not worried about disproportionately failing
especially concerned right President George W. Bush’s
those seniors. “I know not a Kindle have destroyed the his post-graduation plans. He ‘high-stakes’ standardized
now? Yes ... I don’t feel that administration, has attracted
lot of people are hiring right book industry by putting already has them set in stone. tests.”
they understand totally ... criticism.
now so I’m nervous there will major chain stores like “I am going to be working on It appears that pressure to
how bad the economy is.” Ironically, even one of the
not be anything available,” Borders out of business; thus, a training floor at the Royal deliver academic results that
This statement, however, testing firms, McGraw-Hill,
Derhim said. adding to the number of lost Bank of Scotland in Stanford, may actually, at the time of
differs from findings of a has publicly cited limitations
Derhim’s classmate, Jenna jobs in the nation. Conn.,” said Kelley. testing, be out of institutional
recent survey released by of the one-test-fits-all
Ferlise, shares some of the According to the U.S He then gave this advice: reach could potentially
the National Association of approach when it comes to
same concerns. “I’m nervous Commerce Department, “Be assertive. Be yourself. lead to misconduct. “It is
Colleges and Employers. inner-city populations, such
about getting a job [after] shipping jobs oversees has Don’t sell out. Do something important for school systems
According to the survey, as the District.
graduation. There [are] just led to a huge decrease in jobs you want to do.” to shy away from methods
employers have recently McGraw-Hill’s David
not really a lot of jobs. I feel here in America. Records Advice for college that encourage this type of
grown to be more adamant Miller Sadker, Ph.D., and
like you ... [only] get one if say American multinational seniors does not seem to be behavior and let’s get back
about hiring new graduates of Karen R. Zittleman, Ph.D.
you know somebody,” said companies, that employ hard to come by. Howard’s to the business of educating
the class of 2011. noted on
Ferlise. one-fifth of total Americans Carol Dudley said, “Begin students,” said WTU’s
The survey also indicated website, “Since students
According to the employed, have decreased the first making the intellectual Saunders.
an increase in projected hiring do not receive equal
Department of Labor, the number of American workers shift. Begin to think: ‘I am
numbers from Sept. 2010 to educations, holding identical DeRutter Jones,
jobless rate for new graduates in recent years. During the a professional person, I’m
April 2011. In September, expectations for all students researcher, contributed to this
averaged 9.3 percent in 2010. 2000s 2.9 million American no longer a just a student ...
employers anticipated hiring places the poorer ones at article.
For older graduates, this workers were let go, while 2.4 I am a student transforming

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May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011, The Afro-American A5

Honest Criticism is Not
Betrayal; It’s Democratic
( - Black man in office?” followed by
A very troubling pattern is the statement, “If you don’t support
developing within certain him it will be much worse.” It must
segments of the African- be clearly understood that having
American community. an African American in the Oval
There’s a concerted effort by Office is not in and of itself a victory.
some within the community Without substantive and measurable
to silence those who are policy outputs that benefit the African-
offering honest, valid, and American community, the ethnic
well thought through analysis makeup of the president is irrelevant.
and criticism of the Obama Also, is the “…it will be much worse”
administration. statement supposed to be a comparison
Radio host Tom Joyner to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.),
recently told his audience Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rep.
Dr. Wilmer J. Leon that those who criticize the Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) or some
III president are “haters” and other neo-conservative reactionary
need to be quiet because politician? If so, why should African
he (President Obama) doesn’t need the Black vote to be split. Americans assess success by
On his radio program Rev. Al Sharpton recently attacked comparisons to the worst for us instead
the motivations and integrity of those, myself included (full of policy outputs that are the best for us?
disclosure), who questioned President Obama’s willingness to The critics of President Obama are not comparing him to military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy. To demonstrate his
meet with the CBC to discuss targeted jobs legislation. Former some baseless abstract standard. In most instances they are support for women and feminists in America he signed the Lilly
Princeton professor Melissa Harris-Perry recently referred to comparing Obama to Obama. He pledged to close the prison Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Even as the tide shifts in the Middle-
professor Cornell West’s critique of the Obama administration at Guantanamo Bay, pledged to fight for the public option, East, the Obama administration continues to provide unyielding
as “a self-aggrandizing, victimology sermon deceptively pledged to end the Bush-era tax cuts and pledged to give support for Zionist interests in America. As the African-
wrapped in the discourse of prophetic witness…” As these and “change we can believe in.” Many are claiming the more things American community evaluates its issues and options leading
others attack the messengers, their analysis of the relevance of change the more they look like Bush. into 2012 and looks at a 16.2 percent unemployment rate, why
the message is woefully lacking. To demonstrate his support to the Hispanic community not expect President Obama to use his bully pulpit to support
These ad hominem attacks by Sharpton, Joyner, Harris- targeted unemployment legislation
Perry and others, as well-intended as they may be are very to address this issue?
dangerous to the African-American community and the “Without substantive and measurable policy outputs that In 1857 Fredrick Douglass said,
democratic process. In Germany in 1933, one of the elements benefit the African-American community, the ethnic makeup “Power concedes nothing without
that brought an end to the Weimar Republic was an intolerance a demand. It never did and it never
of dissenting opinions and vicious personal attacks on of the president is irrelevant.” will. Find out just what any people
individuals who questioned the direction of the government. will quietly submit to and you
In 1950 McCarthyism was the order of the day; unsupported have found out the exact measure
accusations of disloyalty ruined a number of careers and lives of injustice and wrong which will
in this country. Is the African-American community in the be imposed upon them, and these
midst of a Weimar or McCarthy moment? will continue till they are resisted
Anecdotally, as others in the community attempt to engage with either words or blows, or
in informed debate about the dismissals of Van Jones and with both.” President Obama is
Shirley Sherrod, allowing the Bush era tax cuts to continue, the one in power, therefore, the
the escalation from two military endeavors to three (Libya), African-American community
lack of support for union workers in Wisconsin, and other must demand from him support
issues, they are summarily dismissed as traitors, haters, crazy, for its just due. For the Joyner’s,
and misinformed. Or, as professor Harris-Perry describes, “the Sharpton’s, and Harris-Perry’s
Tom Joyner Courtesy Photos
self-appointed Black leadership class that has been largely of the world to call for quiet
supplanted in recent years.” submission is dangerous and
What is being overlooked is the fact that honest constructive Rev. Al Sharpton a clear demonstration of the
criticism is not betrayal, it’s key to the democratic process. In exact measure of injustice they
a representative democracy it is very important for citizens are willing to tolerate. Honest
to vote but voting in and of itself is not enough. Staying President Obama nominated the first Hispanic female Supreme criticism is not betrayal; it’s
engaged in the process and holding your elected representatives Court Justice and supports the Hispanic communities call for Dr. Cornel West democratic.
accountable is of the utmost importance and truly demonstrates comprehensive immigration reform by saying, “I want to work
democracy in action. If an interest group is not getting what it with Republicans and Democrats to protect our borders, to Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III is a
voted for it is obligated to protest, question, and demand that it enforce our laws and also to address the status of millions of columnist with Trice Edney Wire Services. Learn more about
does. undocumented workers.” To demonstrate his support to the him at or contact him via e-mail at
Tom Joyner asked, “What would it be like without a gay/lesbian community, President Obama supported ending the or on Twitter @drwleon.

Venezuela’s African Roots

In Black in Latin because it’s African,” he told Amy Goodman of “Democracy Afro-Venezuelans put the number at more than 7 million, or
Modesto Ruiz America, a four-part series Now” in 2005 – but he has worked with Afro-Venezuelan roughly a quarter of Venezuela’s population.
that recently aired on PBS, organizations to implement policies that address and confront Additionally, Venezuela has also dramatically expanded
Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovered a side of the country’s legacy of racism. ties to Caribbean and started to consolidate the relationship
the region that has long been known but for just as long hidden Over the last 12 years, Afro-Venezuelans have gained with African nations. In the Caribbean, Venezuela is helping
– the African heritage of many of its people. Gates traveled to a number of significant achievements, ranging from the ease the energy burden faced by many countries through a
the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Brazil recognition of intercultural education in the 1999 Constitution plan called PetroCaribe, which provides countries with oil at
for the important series, exploring how Africa has helped shape to a law against racial discrimination that the Venezuelan preferential financing rates. Venezuela also remains actively
Latin America from its time of independence to the current day. National Assembly will approve this month. involved in the reconstruction of Haiti by providing aid and
Though he didn’t focus on it, Venezuela is another country In 2005, Chavez, the first president to appoint an Afro- forgiving hundreds of million of dollars in debts.
with deep African roots and a significant Afro-descendent Venezuelan to his executive cabinet, approved a decree In Africa, Venezuela has opened 18 new embassies in
population that has long struggled with a legacy of racism that establishing a commission to abolish all forms of racial countries including Mali, Morocco, Congo, Angola, and many
left many Afro-Venezuelans behind their Whiter countrymen. more.
Between the 16th and 19th centuries, an estimated 100,000 President Chavez is often
enslaved Africans were brought to Venezuela, where they
worked as slaves on coffee and cacao plantations. Slavery was
“...Afro-Venezuelans have long suffered the brunt of the country’s criticized for supposedly
limiting Venezuela’s democracy,
abolished in 1854, but freedom did not bring equality. poverty, while their cultural and historic contributions have been but his actions with regards to
Racism continued to flourish in Venezuela throughout most the country’s Afro-Venezuelan
of the 20th century, and African heritage was denied through an ignored or set aside.” population shows just the
emphasis on racial mixing. In this scheme, African heritage was opposite. Unlike Venezuelan
devalued to such an extent that state policies sought to “whiten” politicians before him, Chavez
the population through European immigration. discrimination from Venezuela’s educational system. That same is expanding the definition of what democracy means and what
Venezuela, like many other Latin American countries, used year, the National Assembly officially designated May 10 as it is to be Venezuelan, and the rights associated with it.
the idea of the mestizo to uphold a myth of racial democracy Afro-Venezuelan Day and the entire month as a celebration of Of course, a historic legacy of racism as long as Venezuela’s
that denied the fact that rampant discrimination on the basis of African heritage. won’t be corrected in only a few years, much less will it come
skin color and African identity took place. Furthermore, massive social programs focused on education without a fight. But Venezuela has taken the first steps towards
As a consequence of Venezuela’s historic legacy of racism, and health have given Afro-Venezuelans more opportunities recognizing and celebrating its African heritage – and treating
Afro-Venezuelans have long suffered the brunt of the country’s than ever before, and a 2009 law on education requires that Afro-Venezuelans as they central part of the country’s identity
poverty, while their cultural and historic contributions have schools teach the history of the country’s Afro-Venezuelans. that they are.
been ignored or set aside. Since President Hugo Chavez’s first This year, Venezuela’s census will for the first time
election to the presidency in 1998, this has gradually started to include questions where respondents can specifically identify Modesto Ruiz is an Afro-Venezuelan and a member
change. themselves as Afro-descendent, allowing for the country’s of Venezuela’s National Assembly, where he chairs the
Not only has Chavez acknowledged and celebrated his own Afro-Venezuelan population to be formally quantified and subcommittee that deals with issues related to Afro-
African roots – “I’m so proud to have this mouth and this hair, recognized and its problems addressed. Current estimates of Venezuelans.

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Pension Reform
New York model, in which earnings, bonus pay and benefits – anyone who was at a hearing on April 4 that by public servants. Promises
Continued from A1 cost-of-living adjustments vacation time would be hired before that year receives 2012, the city could generate were made to those who
legislation will bring the are tied to 50 percent of the excluded when benefits are their pensions from the $52.6 million if the full receive pensions, Chief Cathy
District’s pension system in consumer price index, with calculated to avoid “spiking” federal government. retirement age changed to 67 Lanier and Acting Fire Chief
line with the best practices of a floor of 1 percent and a and “pension padding,” Yesim Yilmaz, the director years old. Kenneth Ellerbe said at the
many other jurisdictions.” ceiling of 3 percent; and according to Catania. of fiscal and legislative But some leaders said hearing. They also said that
Among other changes, increase the retirement age Since 1997, D.C. has analysis for the D.C. Office those savings could not the bill would discourage
the bill would adopt the to 67. Additionally, overtime been responsible for pension of Revenue Analysis, testified mitigate the ill-treatment of future applicants.
Edward Smith, president
of the Fire Fighters
Association (Local 36), who
attended the press conference
and testified at the hearing,
said his organization opposes
any alteration of the pension
system. He challenged
statements made in the
pension reform bill at the
hearing, including Catania’s
claim that the legislation
would provide for an actuarial
audit by an outside consultant.
“This is already required.
Any change in benefits
automatically requires an
actuarial study be conducted
to see the impact of the fund,”
Smith said – and the revenue
analysis office agreed.
“[The District of Columbia
Retirement Board] already
conducts a quadrennial
actuarial audit. The last audit
was done by Gabriel, Roeder,
Smith and Co. in June 2008,
and the next one is planned
for the summer of 2012,”
Yilmaz said. “The costs of
these studies are paid out of
the Retirement Trust Fund.”
Smith said contrary to
what supporters of the bill
think, the pension system has
not significantly impacted
the city. “It’s not a huge drain
on the taxpayer,” Smith said.
“It’s a small portion of the
local revenue.”
Councilmember Mary
Cheh (D-Ward 3) chairs the
Government Operations
Committee, which determines
the passage of the bill.
She said the measure will
“certainly” not be in the
Budget Support Act but that it
may have some merit.
“My instinct is that maybe
there is a need for reform,
but it has to be respect[ful] so
it’s not to affect people who
are working or counting on a
set of expectations for their

Memorial Day
Continued from A1
The parade will honor
members of the military
who have died on duty and
will also include a tribute to
the victims of the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks.
Two veterans of the Korean
and Vietnam wars will also
be presented with Medal of
Honors for acts of bravery.

For more information on

the parade, visit: http://www.
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about other memorial events,
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a guide to senior living for the active african american
Staycations Can Be Fun Too
By Joi-Marie McKenzie Cinema’s and the Amish Farmer’s Market. Also, National throughout the state, is awesome, and we’re also the
Harbor in Prince George’s County offers dining, hotel birthplace of Harriett Tubman,” says Camila Clark of
Spring has finally sprung and that could only mean accommodations and shopping. It also offers a wide range the Maryland Office of Tourism. “So if you are looking
one thing, summer is around the corner. And while many of sightseeing and boat tours in the marina. for opportunities to actually walk in the footsteps of
think summer means out-of-town vacations, there is prominent African Americans who were actually here in
plenty to do in Maryland that could keep anyone busy. Maryland there are certainly great ways to do it.”
Staycations are perfect for mature adults and seniors
Getting Cultured The Maryland Office of Official Tourism also offers
Maryland is rich in history, especially African-
who may be low on expendable income or want to stay tours of the Alex Haley Memorial where Kunta Kinte’s
American history. Whether
close to home for medical plaque lays and the home of Frederick Douglass, who
or mobility reasons. Still, you’re dying to see the lived in Talbot County. You can also take a tour of the
vacationing in your back birthplace of “The Star- largest African-American museum on the East Coast,
yard can be the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African
entertaining, The Alex Haley American History and Culture in
Memorial in
while saving downtown Baltimore.
Annapolis is one
you a few of many African-
American Health and Wellness
cultural sites in Nothing says vacation like
you’re into the state.
relaxation. Maryland is home to
plenty of spas, bed and breakfasts
trips, live
and retreats to help you block out
busy city
nature walks The Assateague
life. In
or historical ponies are always an
tours, awe-inspiring sight.
City, there
are several
offers it all.
spas that
offer facials,
Water, Sand massages,
hot stone
and Sun treatments
as well as
you think of
and pedicures.
you don’t The Inn at Perry Cabin is a luxurious Photos Courtesy Round up your
necessarily manor house resort and spa in St. Maryland Office of
girlfriends or
think of the Michaels, Md. The colonial mansion Tourism
the guys to relax
beach ... exudes calm and elegance, the perfect
at Red Door Spa
because it hideaway.
at Cross Keys,
doesn’t have The Maryland State About Faces
many. Still, there are plenty of breathtaking Fair, an 11-day event Year-
Salon and Spa
harbors that allow for beach-like relaxation held every year in round
Sante, which all
and a fresh breeze. Baltimore’s Inner Timonium, Md., is fly fishing can
be enjoyed on offer the best in tranquility and treatments right
Harbor not only boasts top notch restaurants one of several annual
the Chesapeake in your own backyard.
including Phillips Seafood, McCormick and festivals that van be
waters. And if you’re willing to travel an hour
Schmick’s and The Oceanaire, it also has the enjoyed throughout
one of the best attractions in Charm City, the the summer. Spangled Banner” or the home of down the road, Chesapeake Beach Resort and
National Aquarium. Spa offers the best in relaxation right on the
Frederick Douglass, it’s all just around the
Baltimore isn’t the only city to have a Chesapeake Bay. With balcony hotel accommodations to
scenic harbor. Annapolis Harbour Center not only has see the best of the bay, you can also enjoy a full service
“The Underground Railroad Network to Freedom,
breathtaking vistas, it also has light shopping, Bow Tie spa, two restaurants and an outdoor café. There are also
which takes you through African-American sites Continued on B2

Caregivers in Need of Care Too

By Kyle Taylor and adult daycare services have forced families to care
very costly; those in need of care can exhaust their
for loved ones on their own. financial resources very quickly.”
One day a week, Janice Faulkner has another job to “I would say that it has become a growing necessity Many families choose to keep their elderly loved
go to once she leaves her full-time job for the day. This over the last 10 years or so,” said Joanne Williams, ones at home instead of sending them to an assisted
second job doesn’t pay anything, but is an essential part director of the Baltimore County Department of Aging,living facility for a number of reasons, including
of her weekly routine. financial strains and distrust of third-party
Faulkner is one of an estimated 70 caretakers, Williams said.
million Americans who take care of Bill Fralin, a certified elder law
an elderly relative or friend without attorney with the Estate Planning &
compensation, either in that person’s Elder Law Firm, said it is usually a
home or in their own, according to an combination of both of those factors.
AARP estimate. “With an aging population and with the
In Faulkner’s case, she and her cost of care sky rocketing, with a lot of
eight siblings take turns caring for their families it makes sense keeping them at
mother. Though her mother suffers from home,” Fralin said. “No one’s going to
dementia, Faulkner said she is extremely give better care than a family member.
self-reliant. Faulkner and her siblings, If you can get that situation, it can work
however, still make it their business to well. People want to stay home – no
assist her regularly. “All nine of us take one gets up and says, ‘I want to go to a
turns taking care of her,” said Faulkner. nursing home.’”
“My mother is 95 years old and we make But being a caregiver is no easy task,
sure that she’s never left alone.” and there is increasing support for the
Because she has help, Faulkner is idea of compensating care providers.
spared many of the burdens that can There are several options for doing
come with caring for an elderly relative. this, with the most obvious being that
According to AARP, two-thirds of the parent or client being cared for pay
caregivers in the United States work Stock Image
the person taking care of them. In this
There is a growing campaign to compensate the men and women who provide unpaid
outside of the home, forcing them to scenario, it is prudent to have a personal
care to the elderly.
juggle caregiving and work-related care agreement in place, experts say.
responsibilities. Many are forced to turn “It’s a good idea to write down what the
down job opportunities, take an early retirement, or quit of having family member caregivers. “In-home aide, job descriptions are,” said Fralin. “That way they know
their jobs altogether. The rising costs of nursing homes adult daycare services and assisted living care can be Continued on B2
B2 SENIORGUIDE The Afro-American, May 2011

African Americans Shun Hospice Care

By Tia Lewis terminal illness.” hospice with death, and we as a race don’t like to be
Hodges added, “The notion of failing God, abandoning reminded of imminent death,” said Jones.
African Americans are 34 percent less likely than one’s faith and redemptive suffering are all real issues Other myths are that hospice care is expensive and that
Caucasians to receive hospice services in the District in the African-American community. Couched in all of the facilities lack proper resources and provide limited
of Columbia, according to research by Capital Caring this is ‘God’s will’ and his ability to heal. Many African access to its patients. Dr. Hodges believes these major
(formerly known as Capital Americans believe that misconceptions stem from unfamiliarity and miseducation
Hospice), a hospice provider since God will heal them so about the industry.

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1977. there is obviously no need “The term ‘hospice’ engenders negative connotations
In a 2011 case study, “Closing to become involved in for most African Americans and as such, the notion
the Gap in Hospice Care for ‘terminal care,’ which is the of hospice needs to be redefined in our community
African Americans in Washington, way hospice is viewed.” in order that African Americans can benefit from this
D.C,” researchers found that These misconceptions useful service,” she said. “Unfortunately, most African
while more African Americans prevent many African Americans die tragic deaths of little or no quality care
are receiving hospice care, the Americans from receiving because of their misconceptions regarding hospice care.
disproportion between Caucasians proper help during a Additionally, our ‘end of life’ supports systems are almost
and African Americans continues. difficult time, experts said. nonexistent because of unfounded and unrealistic myths.”
The leading reason for this “African Americans won’t A study by the National Hospice and Palliative Care
disparity “is the fact that our experience the same quality Organization found that between 2002 and 2009, the
society still is not always as of life at this phase that total number of U.S. patients who used hospice increased
culturally sensitive as we should others do because hospice from 885,000 to an estimated 1.56 million, a 76 percent
be in speaking about these issues isn’t something they elected. increase, but less than half of the patients who are
with a population that has a natural This means that there will medically eligible for hospice care use it.
reason to be distrustful based on an be less support at a time Davis said that her company is actively working to
unfortunate legacy of racism in our when families often need it alleviate many of the negative connotations associated
nation,” stated Malene Davis, CEO the most,” added Davis. with the industry and hopes that more African Americans
and president of Capital Caring. Recent statistics show use the service.
“While we have made progress that in the District, 42 ‘We at Capital Caring are taking some bold steps
as a society in this regard, there is percent of African-American to ensure that more African-American families easily
still much to be done in the way deaths occur before age 65, access our care. First, we held the APPEAL Training
of communicating effectively with compared with 23 percent of in collaboration with Duke University, a two-day long
African-American families.” Caucasian deaths. The most professional development program for local health care
Dr. Glenda Hodges, associate common causes of death for professionals, which seeks to improve care for African
director of hospital support District African Americans Americans. Second, we have changed our name from
services at Howard University younger than 65 are cancer, ‘Capital Hospice’ to ‘Capital Caring’ to remove any
Hospital, believes a spiritual
“They would rather rely on God’s divine heart disease, and AIDS. barriers to care, including fear of the word ‘hospice’ by
disconnect contributes to the intervention and accept whatever hap- “These are diseases that some. Third, we have enhanced our services to include
gap. “Most African Americans commonly benefit from Care Navigation, Palliative Care (pain and symptom
integrate their religious beliefs
pens than live a life that can truly be hospice services,” Davis management), and Point of Hope Loss Counseling. We
into their personal health issues,” enhanced by quality care, even in the said. believe patients and families need support throughout the
she said. “For some reason, they Julia Jones, a two-year entire disease process.”
feel that if they accede to hospice
presence of a terminal illness.” resident of Capital Caring, Jones encouraged hospices to seek out patients who
care, they are ‘giving up’ on their was advised by her doctor need their help by passing out brochures or giving it
faith and spiritual connection. to live in a hospice because directly to them.
They would rather rely on God’s divine intervention and of her disability. Jones says the facility is excellent but
accept whatever happens than live a life that can truly believes most African Americans shun hospice care For more information about Capital Caring go to
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Staycations Whether it’s a day at the and resorts. Instead of The most important on a vacation like forgetting splurging on those extra
Continued from B1 harbor or a day at the spa, a running across the country thing to make sure your about chores, finally calories at dinner. It is your
staycation may just be what to find something to do, staycation is done right is to finishing that book you’ve vacation, so don’t forget to
plenty of golf resorts just you need to take some why not head downtown make your plans feel like an
thirty minutes outside of been reading all winter and enjoy it!
time off. Also, if you look and experience what actual vacation. That means
the city including Turf close enough in your own you’ve been missing. In the leaving your laptop at home
Valley Resort in Ellicott backyard, you’ll find that meantime, you’ll also save or staying off your cell Caregivers
City that also offers a spa Maryland offers the best a few bucks for your next phone. Do all of the things Continued from B1 what they will be doing
and dining. in live concerts, shopping big trip. that you would normally do for the person and what
the compensation will be. The contract should clearly
delineate what the duties are and who’s going to be
involved. ”
If a relative pays a caregiver without a pre-existing
agreement in place, Fralin warned that the money may
be legally viewed as a gift, and can possibly make the
relative being cared for ineligible for Medicaid.
In cases with multiple relatives caring for a family
member, Fralin recommended having someone with
power of attorney who can make the decisions on that
relative’s behalf.
Caregivers also have other avenues in seeking
financial assistance for taking care of a loved one. In
some states, Medicaid runs a program called “Cash and
Counseling,” which pays seniors directly to cover their
in-home care. The amount of money the senior receives
is dependent on a Medicaid assessment of need and the
prevailing pay rate for in-home care aides in that specific
state. Seniors can then use the money to pay the family
member to provide care. Local Medicaid, social services,
or human services offices have more information on the
program and similar ones.
If the senior being cared for has long-term care
insurance, it is possible for a caregiver to receive
payments. If the senior receives monthly in-home care
benefits, that money can be used to pay his/her caregiver.
The federal government has also attempted to assist
caregivers as well. In late 2010, the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services awarded grants totaling
approximately $2.25 million to a number of states to
implement the Lifespan Respite Care Program. Though
caregivers will not receive any monetary benefits from
the program, its goal is to provide temporary relief to
caregivers and reduce the strain that comes with caring
for a relative in need.
Faulkner said her family has a meeting every two
months at which they discuss her mother’s finances
relating to medical bills and her house. As far as receiving
state or federal assistance, Faulkner said the family is
fortunate not to have that need right now. “We’ve never
checked into getting money because we’ve never had the
need to,” Faulkner said. “My mother is blessed – she’s
never been in the hospital except for when she had us as
babies. So why should we take money when someone
else who needs it can use it?”
May 2011, The Afro-American SENIORGUIDE B3
Something New
‘Faceover’: Mission Accomplished Au Naturale!
By Joi-Marie McKenzie
Baltimore senior gives first-person account of her

Stock Photo
trip to the ‘wild’ side Whether your hair is
short, long, dark brown or
By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware for your natural colors, and then grey, it’s probably not what
incorporate the colors of your outfit,” it used to be. As we mature
Yes, that’s makeup on my face. I Almateen said, as she adjusted lighting our hair gets drier and
know it looks strange to people who and narrowed down her pallet. thinner. Still, that doesn’t
know me and are used to being greeted She was not at all offended at my mean you have to let go
without the bat of an eyelash. Sure, regular Oil of Olay soap and Aveeno of your crown of glory.
most women begin to wear makeup, lotion regimen, and even said my skin Have you considered going
at least clandestinely, as soon as their was beautiful – couldn’t leave that natural?
mothers forbid it. But I didn’t. And little tidbit out. So she offered me a Many older African-
when I did delve into it, I discovered bar stool that looked like a chair for a American women are now
my skin would be sensitive to most princess and set to work. letting go of the “creamy
things. Makeup was one thing I could First, the cleansing. Then, an herbal crack,” or chemical
easily avoid. astringent to complete the cleaning. relaxers for a number of
But I figured with new technology “It sets your face up to receive the reasons. “It’s convenient
in all areas, it might be worth a second makeup,” she instructed as she went and it takes some nerve to
chance. And who’s to say a woman along. do it,” says Evelyn Archie,
of a certain age can’t try new things. Foundation. Mascara. Look up. 76, a retired pre-school no more coloring. Still, the end. You won’t need
I know the Twitter waves won’t be Look all the way up. Lip liner. Lip teacher. “But I’ve found to make sure your hair any rubber bands; the hair
crowded with tweets of my colorful coloring. At this point, as she surveyed that it’s a lot easier.” is that perfect shade of will curl up if it’s natural.
face, but, why not? the land to be sure everything was just Imagine not having to white, try using a shampoo Then use a hair dryer to
So a friend recommended a friend, right, she looked at my eyes and hers go to a hair salon every with a blue or violet color. dry twists. Flat twists are
professional makeup artist Roshe got larger. “Let’s put on eyelashes,” six weeks for a touch up. This helps neutralize any also a fun alternative.
Almateen, who shared with me she said. And as I searched for my Also, think of the amount yellowing tones that may Although they may look
the kind hospitality of her friends, usual “No,” I realized she wasn’t of money you’ll save by be on the hair follicle. like cornrows, they’re
wedding coordinator, Mozell and her waiting for my response anyway. She not getting a chemical Clairol’s Shimmer Lights easier on the hair because
husband, photographer Jerry Scott- was selecting the right set. straightener. Going or SoSilver Shampoo by the hair is simply twisted.
Bey. It was a beautiful home that “Why not go all the way?” she said. natural isn’t for every Matrix will help keep your Ladies, avoid wearing
whispered “welcome” and screamed I could find no reason to argue. mature woman, but for hair shining bright! dreadlocks or Sisterlocks
“artists live here” and was the perfect Honestly, it felt like the “little girl” those considering it, here as those styles can lead
surrounding to make me at ease for my days of playing dress-up. And, I have are some tips to help you to bald spots for mature
debut “faceover.” to say I was really pleased with the transition.
Twist It Up! women.
Not only do models and brides outcome. I did a double-take to make Natural hair doesn’t
benefit from Almateen’s artistry, she sure it was my own face smiling back just mean rocking an afro
trains others in in the mirror. Snip, Snip! anymore. There are plenty Overall, if you’re
the profession When the Going natural at any age of jazzy styles to keep healthy on the inside then
using her own deed was done, can be a tedious process. you looking beautiful for your hair will be healthy
line of Roshe we retired Still, the transition can be that special occasion. Two too. Make sure your diet
Cosmetics. Her to the Scott- quite easy if you’re not strand twists are great for is full of protein including
renowned skills Beys’ perfectly afraid to go short. Don’t women with natural hair fish, eggs, beans and
have opened doors landscaped worry; you don’t have to because the curl holds yogurt, to ensure your hair
for her to work backyard, cut off your entire perm to better, and it’s easy. Simply is full and shiny. With these
as lead artist on nature’s own go natural. The easiest way apply a light gel or cream few steps, you’ll definitely
television and film photo studio to transition from chemical to the base of the hair and be on your way to a simple
settings. Having complete with to natural hair is to keep firmly begin to twist until more carefree hairstyle.
gained knowledge a gazebo and hair at a short length – a
of people’s sculpted garden bob is short enough –
beauty needs, for background. while pressing the new
Almateen has done With just a growth with either a flat For the Men
corporate training few shots and iron or straightening comb. Fellas, we couldn’t leave you out! Maintaining healthy
Eventually, your perm will hair and scalp is ever important as you mature. Not only are
for cosmetic adjustments to
be cut out as your hair you fighting going grey but bald spots are more prevalent in
executives around poses, my debut men. Here are some hair styles to keep you looking suave
the country. So was captured for grows. This could take up
to three to six months. Still, ... and have people second guessing themselves saying, “Is
I knew I was in posterity. Will that Billy Dee Williams?”
capable hands. I do this again? if you’re bold enough, cut
I watched as Maybe. Will I it all off! It can be freeing
Keep it Close: Ask your barber for a close shave.
she set up her purchase products and a great way to show Keeping your hair close to the scalp makes it a lot easier
Photo by Jerry Scott-Bey
tools – numerous The Rev. Dorothy to do it myself? your commitment to your to mask growing bald spots. Also, it’s a no-fuss solution
brushes, tubes, Boulware, who usually Maybe. Will I new look. Also, cutting and is the perfect hairstyle for any occasion, whether you’re
pallets, mirrors eschews makeup, got paint my face your hair is great if it’s attending a wedding or playing cards with friends.
– and wondered a beauty makeover with dramatic results. every day? No thinning.
Baby ‘Fro: A well-maintained afro is always in style, so
what on Earth she way.
why not put a contemporary twist on a vintage look? Grow
was going to do to my face. Actually, But the session was fun, thanks to Embrace the Greys your hair out no more than one to 2 inches. Also, be sure to
it was great fun. While she worked Almateen. As we mature, grey or keep your hair moisturized, especially as you mature. Use a
her magic, I watched digital shows of white hair is inevitable, but conditioner at least once a week.
Check out Almateen’s website at roshecosmetics.
Jerry’s photos of Mozell’s weddings com, e-mail her at or call going natural also means
and Almateen’s makeup. 443-226-2870. Contact planning specialist, Mozell
I asked what she meant when she Scott-Bey at, xquisiteaffair.
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On May 1, in the elegance of Camelot in Upper Marlboro, After a magical evening of ballroom dancing, exquisite
Md., the Prince George’s County Delta Alumnae Foundation in cuisine, formal introductions, meticulously choreographed
partnership with the Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of curtsies and endlessly flashing cameras, an unforgettable
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, formally introduced 18 young ladies moment joyfully erupted with Shannon Constance Anderson
to society during the 2011 Jabberwock Cotillion. This fabulously being officially crowned Miss Jabberwock 2011. The daughter of

Photos by Danita Delaney and Wedonna Morris

elegant and formal affair marked the culmination of months of Drs. Felton and Carol Anderson, Shannon is a senior at Bishop
instruction and preparation filled with cultural, educational, and McNamara High School. She plans to attend Spelman College in
social experiences led by committee chairwomen Tonda Price, Ebony the fall where she will major in chemical engineering.
All of the 2011 Miss and Little Miss Jabberwock participants
Cross, Michelle Howard and Darlene Richards. With 500 guests Rounding out the Miss Jabberwock Court were Alani Nelson,
in attendance, local NBC News 4 television general assignment first runner-up; Chelsie Stevens, second runner-up and Caryne
reporter and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Tracee Wilkins Moses, third runner-up. Taneya Marie Minor, daughter of Mr.
served as the mistress of ceremonies. and Mrs. Charles Minor Jr. was crowned Little Miss Jabberwock
2011. Runner-ups were Kendal Ballentine, Celena Major and
Kaylin Nichols.

Miss Jabberwock Shannon Anderson

(second from left); first runner-up,
Miss Jabberwock Shannon Anderson Alani Nelson; second runner-up,
and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Felton Chelsie Stevens and third runner up

The 2011 Miss Jabberwock escorts

Chapter President
Diane Venable

Little Miss Jabberwock

Tracee Wilkins, emcee, reporter Taneya Minor and her
for NBC 4 news and her guest, Little Miss Jabberwock, Taneya Minor and her court, Kendal parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Rex Lightning Ballentine, Celena Major and Kaylin Nichols Charles F. Minor Jr.

Drs. Kevin and Debra Ford, parents of

Miss Jabberwock 2009, Courtney Ford

Jabberwock chairwomen Ebony Love Tracee Wilkins, NBC 4 News; Edgar Brookins, Washington
Cross, Tonda Price, Darlene Richards Afro-American Newspaper; Renee Allen, USDA and Norma
Former Miss Jabberwock and Little Miss Jabberwock winners
and Michelle Howard Hatot, chapter member

By Cadet Tyra Davenport the cadet staff, planned and executed an

Special to the AFRO evening consisting of a social hour, official
receiving line; presentation of colors and
With all the pomp and circumstance singing of the national anthem and the
steeped in military tradition, the Army traditional military toasts.
ROTC cadets of the Howard University Bison After a sumptuous dinner, the
Battalion hosted their 2011 Spring Military highlight of the evening came when
Ball at the luxurious Hilton Crystal City Brig. Gen. Gwendolyn Bingham, 51st Entry of the Official Party
Hotel in Arlington, Va. Quartermaster General Commandant, U.S.
The evening was filled with an air of Army Quartermaster school, Fort Lee, Va.,
Cadets and their guests in the receiving line hope for the future and satisfaction as brought inspirational words that could be
cadets, cadre and guests came together summed up in these words, “reach for the
to toast the achievements of the school moon and beyond” and “stay focused on
year and recognize the dedication and your dreams.”
commitment of the students as reflected After a rousing applause for the guest
by this year’s cadet battalion. Under the speaker, several cadets were recognized for The official receiving line
leadership of Maj. Tyra Sellers, department their outstanding achievements. The dance
chairwoman and battalion commander and floor was then opened and the cadets
cadet/Lt. Col. Albert Jenkins along with begin to groove to the deejay’s music.

Photos by Rob Roberts

Capt. (promotable) Brian Sansom, Cadet/Capt. Jawaan

Thomas, Maj. Duane Dickerson and Maj. Tyra S. Sellers, Wendall B. McClellan, Army Reserves
department chairwoman and battalion commander ambassador; Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham,
Dr. Patrick Bingham and Col. Novell
Coots, commander, Walter Reed Army
Medical Health Center
Presentation of colors by the
U.S. Army Military District of
Washington Honor Guard
Maj. Tyra Sellers,
Cadets say, “It’s time to party.” Let the music begin. chairwoman
and battalion
Cadets Jones and McDonald commander,
win PlayStation 3 gives opening

Master Sgt. Ivory Hallmon

Current leaders and future leaders: Maj. Tyra Sellers, Col. Sharon and his wife, Amber
Singleton, Cadet Kyra Davenport, Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Cadet
Latasha Turner and Cadet Alonza Pamplin
MSgt. Hallmon (left) and Maj. Sellers
present gifts to Dr. Bingham and Brig.
Gen. Bingham, the guest speaker

These cadets were recognized for their outstanding achievements during the 2010/2011 Cadets and their guests: Ahmeen Muhammed,
Rendering toasts to President school year. Justin Keyes, Camelle March, Katie French and
Barack Obama, the U.S. Army, fallen James Tskesdones
comrades and the beautiful ladies
C2 The Afro-American, May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011

District Native Awarded Fulbright for Overseas Teaching
Special to the AFRO English and sharpen her own skills in Mandarin Chinese. involved with the Elon University Orchestra, and sings alto in
The international studies and political science double major the Elon University Gospel Choir. Carroll is the daughter of
Elon University plans to pursue a career in international affairs. Her research Jerry and Bonnie Linen-Carroll of Washington, D.C.
senior Brittany Carroll interests at Elon have been on oil relations between Asian and Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and
has been awarded a African nations, and on international education for special administered by the Institute of International Education, the
Fulbright grant that will needs children in Asia and Africa. Fulbright was established in 1946 by Congress to “enable
fund a year of teaching “The Fulbright Teaching assistantship for Taiwan will the government of the United States to increase mutual
in Taiwan in 2011-12. not only afford me the opportunity to uniquely represent my understanding between the people of the United States and the
Carroll was one of three country, but also fulfill my passion for intercultural exchange, people of other countries.”
Elon seniors awarded by improving my foreign language proficiency and really Since its establishment under legislation introduced by the
a Fulbright this spring, understanding the heart of Taiwanese culture,” said Carroll, late U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright
the largest number of an Asian studies minor, in a prepared statement. “It would be Program has given approximately 300,000 students, scholars,
students in university an absolute honor to devote my time and energy in embracing teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach
history to receive the another culture, but also shedding a light to others on the rich and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding
honor in the same diversity within America.” solutions to shared international concerns.
academic year. Outside of the classroom, Carroll remains active with the
The 2011 Fulbright Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,

(Courtesy Photo)
English Teaching
Assistantship will
serving as its treasurer,
historian and corresponding
Walgreens Donates $10,000 To UMES School of
Brittany Carroll allow the Washington,
D.C., native to teach
secretary. She is a member
of the Periclean Scholars, is
(Courtesy Photo)
Pictured (front row) from left, Paul Butler,
Area Teen Youngest U. of Baltimore Grad major gifts officer; Gains Hawkins, vice
president of institutional advancement;
By AFRO Staff undergraduate degree in toddlers were barely learning Veronique Diriker, director of development;
public policy, psychology the English alphabet, the and Dr. Nicholas Blanchard, dean of the
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions;
Well over 600 graduates and history. He transferred prodigy was already learning
all of UMES, were presented with a check
walked across the stage at last fall. Chinese. Shortly thereafter,
for $10,000 by Walgreens Delaware South
the University of Baltimore’s “I wanted to go ahead and Hobson-Powell started first
Pharmacy Supervisor Don Holst and Delaware
annual commencement on pursue an education that best grade at 4 years old and
South District Manager Craig Clarke. Students
May 15 and among them all, exemplified me,” he told the capped off high school in two in UMES’ inaugural Pharm. D. Program class
one special student made Sun. “I have more than just years. By AFRO Staff pictured (back row) from left are Sarian
history. one interest.” In the fall, the teen will Bangura, Ashley Lawrance, DeAngelo Price
According to the Despite his noteworthy enroll in law school, and Walgreens, the largest drugstore chain and Michael Geesaman. The gift is part of the
Baltimore Sun, 15-year- accomplishments, his parents is considering medical in the nation, recently donated $10,000 to
company’s annual Diversity Initiative Program
old prodigy Ty Hobson- insist that he’s a typical teen school after that. Though the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s
he’s acquired many School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. which awards $1 million to pharmacy schools
Powell recently became whose interests mirror other As part of their annual commitment, the across the country.
the university’s youngest individuals his same age. accomplishments in just company donates funds totaling to $1 million awareness in diversity and community outreach.
graduate ever. The Still, Hobson-Powell has a short time, he says the to numerous pharmacy schools across the Additional funds will support programs at the
Washingtonian completed always proved to be ahead journey hasn’t been difficult. country. institution that increase the enrollment and
his undergraduate studies of his peers even during his “Surprisingly, it doesn’t “We recognize the significant contribution retention of students with diverse talents and
take that much effort,” the university makes in fostering the backgrounds.
in just three years after formative years. “Before he educational development of future pharmacy
Hobson-Powell told the Sun. “We take pride in the diversity within our
spending two at Howard even had teeth in his mouth, leaders,” Walgreens Delaware South Pharmacy company and our community,” Walgreens
“This gift that I’ve been
University. Hobson-Powell he was actually talking,” Supervisor Don Holst said in a statement. Delaware South District Manager Craig Clark
given, it’s sort of natural so According to Holst, a portion of the funds will
was drawn to UB after his father told NBC News said in a statement. “The program presents an
I don’t have to do too much jumpstart the creation of a Walgreens Diversity opportunity to promote this within schools of
he discovered the school Washington back in 2009.
work. Being a 15-year-old
Scholarship to a student whose efforts raised pharmacy.”
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Clark Atlanta Deltas, Chicago Alphas Stomp into First Place at Sprite Step Off Reader’s Corner
Winners take home $100K scholarship Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and
By Kam Williams
Special to the AFRO

“I grabbed the
phone and punched in
the number… my heart
pounding… My dad…
Thirty years later. ‘My name
is Michael Sidney Fosberg,
Hip-hop artist and and I’m your son!’ I blurted
District native Wale Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s Delta Xi chapter out.
performs his hit songs at from Central State University, Chicago ‘Son? Well, first of all,
the final competition for performed their winning stepping routine at I want you to know that
Sprite Step Off. the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md. no matter what you were
told, or what you thought
happened, I have always Courtesy Image
loved you… There’s one
other thing I’m sure your mother never told you.’
‘What’s that?’
‘I’m African-American,’ he said.
My body went numb. I felt light-headed and my legs
began to give way. I braced myself against the bureau…
I sat down slowly on the bed in stunned silence, trying to
breathe without trembling. My throat was dry I struggled to
respond, but all I could say was, ‘Wow!’”
— The author learning his father was Black. (pgs. 71-74)

R&B Grammy Award Michael Sidney Fosberg was raised in a lily-White,

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s winner Ciara performs Chicago suburb at the height of the Civil Rights Movement
Sigma Chapter from Clark Atlanta her hit song “Goodies” by his Caucasian mother and stepdad. Consequently, he
University poses with Sprite Step at Sprite Step Off grew up blissfully unaware of the fact that the real father
Off’s grand prize of $100,000. 2011. Photos by Jessica Patterson he’d been separated practically at birth from was Black.
A Jew-fro and a slightly swarthy complexion were all
Thousands gathered at Prince George’s County’s Show leaders of the sororities and fraternities.
that made Michael stand out in family photos taken with his
Place Arena May 21 to see members from the “Divine Nine” At the end of the night, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Sigma
parents and two younger siblings. His mom explained away
organizations face off at the annual Sprite Step Off competition. chapter from Clark Atlanta University and Alpha Phi Alpha’s
the differences in their appearance by saying that he was
Many audience supporters donned Greek-lettered Delta Xi chapter from Central State University, Chicago, took
part Cherokee, an excuse which her emotionally conflicted
paraphernalia in support of the various organizations, including the $100,000 scholarship prizes for their dynamic step routines.
son bought until he bottomed out in his 30s while trying to
make it as an actor in L.A.
It was then, after almost dying of a drug overdose, that
he resolved to turn his life around, despite having thus far
frittered away his adulthood in rudderless fashion, between
substance-abusing and serial womanizing. With the help
of Alcoholics Anonymous, Michael soon sobered up and
Stars Say Goodbye to Madonna said she is Methodist Church in White to Dougie,” last year, and came to understand the role that “the loss and absence of
among the millions that adore Marsh and John Wesley UM appeared to be on the brink of my biological father at such an early age” had played in his
Oprah Winfrey. Church in Joppa, Md. since stardom. But Talbert’s dream
By AFRO Staff self-destructive patterns.
“She fights for things she 2008, was among those in came to an abrupt halt when So, he pressured his mother for info about his paternal
May 25 marked the believes in, even if it makes the audience for the finale. he was gunned down in his roots, and she provided him with a name, John Woods, and
ending of an era in American her unpopular,” Madonna Whipple, a Morehouse hometown of Inglewood, a hometown, Detroit, without divulging anything about her
television when the final said. University graduate, joined Calif. in the late night hours of ex’s ethnicity. Therefore, it’s easy to imagine Michael’s utter
episode of “The Oprah Will and Jada Pinkett other Oprah Scholars. May 15. shock upon learning that his long-lost father was African
Winfrey Show” aired after a Smith told Winfrey she “I was contacted by Harpo Talbert’s family, friends, American.
quarter century of entertaining mothered millions of viewers, Studios in late March,” he fellow musicians and the He soon shared the big development with his half-
afternoon viewers with which puts her in the “status said. “And I was thrilled to larger hip hop community sister, Lora, who took the news in stride, matter-of-factly
one-on-one interviews with of a goddess.” be one of the more than 320 have been in mourning since remarking, “Damn! My brother’s a brother.” And that was
celebrities, experts and In a moving speech, the Morehouse men there. “ the fatal shooting. only the first of numerous jaw-dropping disclosures about to
extraordinary everyday talk queen’s longtime partner, Others from the area “He was a real energetic come out of the closet. As it turned out, Michael’s dad had
people. were Michael Miller, 2001; person,” said hip hop artist remarried after divorcing his mother but had then another
A two-episode farewell Christopher E. Carter, 2004 Suge Gotti, who worked mixed child with a Jewish mistress of many years.
event on May 23 and May 24 and Christian Scott, 2006. alongside Talbert and Cali Worse, Woods was unemployed, on the run from the
preceded the official finale. “What many saw on Swag District. “He was all law, and doing his best to avoid a stiff prison sentence for
The event was pre-recorded in television was only an positive, no negative. He was bribery. So much for Michael’s dream of an idyllic father-
Chicago’s United Center May abbreviation of the excitement a harmless person. That’s son reunion and making up for lost time.
17, and saw music, movie and shared that evening. Oprah why I don’t understand how With his dad first evading authorities and then behind
television stars surprise Oprah cried real tears. It was a very this could happen to him. I bars, Michael instead immersed himself in African-
and share thoughts on her emotional moment.” don’t have anything negative American culture, even becoming engaged briefly to a
legacy. Whipple added, “I didn’t to say about him. He’ll truly sister who unfortunately turned out to be a gold digger.
Oprah’s production studio get a chance to personally be missed. It’s a big loss. To Alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, Incognito is a
received more than 154,000 AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast speak to Ms. Winfrey, but watch a young man growing riveting and revealing autobiography of self-discovery with
ticket requests to attend the Oprah Winfrey is being able to stand as part of into something and then be a message most reminiscent of that age old maxim, “Be
farewell event, but only surrounded by stars during the cloud of witnesses she part of the game…that’s hard careful what you wish for!”
13,000 tickets were distributed a star-studded double- helped propel to do so many to replace.”
to fans free of charge through taping of “Surprise Oprah! things will stick with me. According to police,
a lottery, according to The A Farewell Spectacular,” in It may have been the most Talbert was sitting in a car placed flowers and cards in a reward for information
Associated Press. Chicago. important ‘thank you’ of my outside of Airport Liquor & front of the store where he leading to the identification
“Thank you is not enough, life.” Groceries Store on LaBrea was murdered, forming a and arrest of those responsible
but thank you, for your love The Rev. Dorothy Avenue in Inglewood when makeshift memorial. for his death.
and support,” Winfrey told the Stedman Graham, told her he Boulware contributed to this another car drove up beside Since Talbert’s death, Among the community
crowd. loved her. article. speculation has swirled members shaken by Talbert’s
Performers Aretha “It really does amaze around why he lost his life, killing was Pamela Sanders,
Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Jamie me that I get to be around a Family, Friends, Hip-Hop and the identity of his killers. who operates Washington
Foxx, Stevie Wonder and woman who changes people’s Some of those rumors point to Hancock for Girls, a group
lives every day and who also
Community Devastated an unidentified young woman home for abused girls in Los
Beyoncé took to the stage to
sing to Oprah and express takes her own lunch to work,” by Murder of Cali Swag and possibly another male. Angeles. Sanders came into
their admiration for the host. Graham said. “You know what District Member M-Bone Talbert’s family and contact with Talbert in 2008
“Oprah Winfrey, because really is amazing? You have By Dennis J. Freeman friends have set aside those when Cali Swag District
of you women everywhere done this, sweetheart, through Special to the AFRO rumors, and said they lost an stopped by the group home
have graduated to a new level all of the sacrifices you’ve energetic, loving soul who and brought Christmas gifts
of understanding of who we made, humility you have Montae Talbert, known helped give America more for 186 girls.
are, of what we are and most and through God’s amazing by those close to him as Courtesy Photo than a dance craze. Sanders said the group has
of all who we can be,” said grace.” M-Bone, was a young man Montae Talbert, known to “Montae was the fifth of faithfully stopped by every
singer Beyoncé. Other participants included on the threshold of fulfilling fans as M-Bone my 13 grandchildren. We year since to bring the girls
Actress Rosie O’Donnell actresses Halle Berry, Queen his dreams. Talbert had want to see justice come for presents. Sanders said she
even sang a tune, while Latifah, Tyler Perry and aspirations of becoming a the vehicle he was in and its my beloved Montae,” said remembers Talbert fondly, and
Michael Jordon praised newswoman Diane Sawyer. music star and, as the dance occupants opened fire. Talbert Mary Alice Phillips, Talbert’s was shocked to hear of his
the talk show host as an Between the stars’ member of the hip hop group was hit twice in the head, grandmother. “I raised Montae murder.
inspiration, and actor Tom appearances, clips of fan Cali Swag District, the police said. all the days of his life, all “It’s unbelievable,”
Cruise said she “always had farewells and recaps of past 22-year-old Talbert was well The news of Talbert’s through school, all through Sanders said. “His personality
the power, and that is the episodes will be shown. on his way. demise sent shock waves the whole process…and what was beautiful. Their [Cali
message you brought into our The Rev. Beryl Whipple, The group released the nationwide, and throngs of joy.” Swag District’s] personality
lives.” pastor of Asbury United infectious hit “Teach Me How visitors and well-wishers have Talbert’s family has offered was beautiful.”
C4 The Afro-American, May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011

Community Continued from C2 Ward 4 Welcomes First Full-Service

Hard Work Pays Off for Bowie State Community Health Center
Mayor, Redskin Donovan McNabb among attendees
Graduating Senior Special to the AFRO

Biology major to attend pharmacy school On May 18, Mary’s Center

hosted a grand opening
(Bowie, Md.) – When Working with
Bowie State University Anderson provided him ceremony for its newest
appeared in front of him at the opportunity to conduct location in Ward 4. The
a college recruiting fair in scientific research including facility is the first full-service
high school, Barry Jones synthesis of molecular community health facility in
had no idea that four years compounds, and learning that ward.
later he would be graduating to use a rotovap, GD As part of the festivities,
from that institution with mass spectrometer and IR District Mayor Vincent Gray
a bachelor’s degree in spectrometer. This type of declared May 18 Mary’s
biology and acceptance into practical work has been Center Day at the grand
a competitive pharmacy instrumental for Jones in opening. “The Mayor of the
school. Jones, a native of developing the skills needed
District of Columbia, do
Baltimore, Md., graduated to be successful in pharmacy
with honors at the spring school. hereby proclaim May 18,
2011 commencement Jones credits his success 2011, as Mary’s Center Day
ceremony later this month. and growth to several in Washington, D.C., and
“I have always been (Courtesy Photo) professors including Dr. call upon all the residents
fascinated with learning,” Barry Jones Monika Gross, professor of this great city to join me
said Jones. “I was blessed and director of the Honors in recognizing the members
with a great memory, so education became Program, who guided and disciplined him of this organization for their
a natural outlet for me, more specifically, when necessary; Dr. Sammye Miller of dedication and commitment to
math and science. My commitment to further the History and Government Department strengthening the foundation (Courtesy Photo)
develop my understanding of the world I live who instilled motivation in him; and Dr. of our beloved community -the D.C. Councilman David Catania, I-At-Large, and
in has been my motivation to succeed and Anderson, along with other professors within
District residents,” Gray said. Councilwoman Muriel Bowser, D-Dist.4, participate in the
excel.” the Department of Natural Sciences, who
Not familiar with Bowie State at the contributed to preparing Jones for his choice Also in attendance ribbon cutting at Mary’s Center on May 18.
time, the college fair is what prompted of career. were Redskins quarterback approximately 20,000 patients per year, nearly
Barry to apply and later be accepted into “Barry is one of the brightest, most Donovan McNabb, Council member David doubling annual service capacity. 
the university’s honors programs. During dedicated students we have seen in the Catania and Ward 4 Councilwoman Muriel Mary’s Center received $11.625 million,
his four years at Bowie State, Jones has biology program at Bowie State University,” Bowser. nearly 70 percent of the total cost of the
been successful and active in the Bowie said Dr. George Acquaah, dean of the College “Today’s opening shows that despite facility, from the District’s Medical Homes
State community. He served as a peer of Arts and Sciences, in a statement. “One challenging economic times and budget Project.  The Medical Homes Project is
mentor for the Academic Advisement of our primary goals is to prepare students tightening, the District is still able to make administered by the DC Primary Care
Center; an executive board member for for graduate and professional school or possible the delivery of vital health and Association with funding from the District’s
the Minority Association for Pre-Medical for the workforce. Barry is an exceptional social services to those in need,” said Tobacco Settlement fund. The Mary’s Center
Students; a member of the Honda Campus student whose commitment paid off with his
Catania. “Mary’s Center is a shining example Clinic is the second major medical clinic
All-Star Challenge team; and a member of acceptance into Howard University’s School
the research group for Dr. Alan Anderson, of Pharmacy.” Jones will begin attendance at of the good that can be accomplished by expansion primarily funded through the
assistant professor in the Department of Howard University’s School of Pharmacy this dedicated community members and effective Medical Homes Project. 
Natural Sciences. fall. public programs.” Mary’s Center, founded in 1988, is a
The Georgia Avenue site will be Mary’s nonprofit, non-religious organization based in
Walgreens Donates $10,000 To UMES School of Pharmacy Center’s largest community health center,
with 26,000 square feet of space, 22 exam
the District.  It provides comprehensive and
integrated health care, education, and social
Continued from C2 rooms and five dental chairs. The facility also services to individuals and families whose
The past year has marked the first for the school’s unique, three-year Doctor of Pharmacy Program. has new space for mental health and social needs often go unmet. 
The program had an enrollment of 63 students at its inception and in its third year, it’s estimated to services, the Special Supplemental Nutrition
draw nearly 180 participants. UMES pharmacy students were also given the opportunity to intern at
Program for Women, Infants, and Children Mary’s Center is located at 3912 Georgia
15 Walgreens sites this school year.
“These gifts will allow our students the opportunity to continue their dream of one day becoming a (WIC) and family literacy programs. The new Ave., N.W. For more information, visit
pharmacist,” Paul Butler, major gifts officer at UMES, said in a statement. facility also allows Mary’s Center to serve

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Community Calendar
Great Hall, 901 G St. N.W. June 4 information: 301-627-2828. June 4-5
D.C. 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Beltway BBQ Showdown Vintage Virginia Wine
B&N in Union Station, 50 Watkins Regional Park, 301 BowieFest 2011 Festival
Massachusetts Ave. N.E. D.C. Watkins Park Drive, Upper Allen Pond Park, 3330 Bull Run Regional
May 26-29 this evening of laughs. $20- 12 noon. Author and hip-hop Marlboro, Md. 12-5 p.m. Northview Drive, Bowie, Park, 7700 Bull Run Drive,
DC Black Pride Weekend $40. For more information: activist Sister Souljah will Cooks from all over the East Md. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. At this Centreville, Va. Various times.
2011 703-255-1868. come to the District to discuss Coast will compete for a spot annual festival, enjoy live This event features tastings from
M Street Hotel, 2022 M her new book, Midnight and in the national competition entertainment, rides, food over 50 wineries, educational
St., N.W. D.C. Celebrate June 2-3 the Meaning of Love. For in Kansas City. Pork, beef vendors, information booths seminars, art exhibits, children’s
Black culture in Chocolate Sister Souljah Book Tour more information: www. and chicken barbeque will and more in celebration of activities and more. For more
City at this festival Thursday, Martin Luther be available for purchase Bowie. For more information: information: Vintagevirginia.
featuring live performances, King Jr., Memorial Library from food vendors. For more 301-809-3029. com.
exhibitions, book signings and
more. Free and paid events.
For more information: 202-

May 27
Friday’s Praise Festival
Mt. Sinai Tabernacle
Church, 8910 Simpson Lane,
Clinton, Md. 8-11 p.m.
Various gospel artists will
perform at this event. An
open mic session will be held
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information: gilliamvocalsinc. WOW! PASS
May 28
AFI Life Achievement
Award Retrospective:
Morgan Freeman
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shows, previous purchases, special orders, selected licensed depts., special
American Film Institute will purchases, services, Cannot be combined with any savings
honor Morgan Freeman, this pass/coupon, extra discount or credit offer except opening a new Macy’s
year’s recipient of the AFI
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May 29
DC Reggae Awards Tribute
to Bob Marley, Dennis
Brown, Gregory Isaacs
Everlasting Cafe, 2829
Georgia Ave., N.W. D.C.
6 p.m. Enjoy an evening
honoring legends in reggae
music. $13. For more
information: 202-332-1700.

May 30
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year, this event partners with
over 35 clubs, restaurants,
hotels and galleries to promote
more than performances
over 12 nights. For more
information: www.dcjazzfest.

Storytellers: W. Ellington
Martin’s Lounge, 1919
9th St., N.W. D.C. 7-11
p.m. Come out and witness
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Tim Lacy’s Another Viewpoint on

Local Sports Entrepreneur Offers Life Lessons That Are Greater Than Basketball
By Stephen D. Riley used to encounter. Fed up with late March that featured several icon for young adults. But similar
AFRO Staff Writer the words and ready for a move local high school teams. The to the title name of his company, it
closer to home, the Washington, tournament concluded as a success doesn’t just rest on the hardwood
Budding basketball D.C., native spread his wings in with the winning team, D.C.’s for Ifejika. He moonlights as a
businessman Arize Ifejika didn’t 2009 and launched his own hoops Theodore Roosevelt High School, motivational speaker, operates his
just take over the local hardwood haven, More Than Basketball. The being offered a chance at winning own clothing line (Swagger and
scene overnight—he did it name became fitting for Ifejika, an all-expense-paid trip to this Substance) and even manages a
gradually. The former Florida who strongly believes that young year’s NBA Finals. rap artist when he’s not organizing
A&M graduate caught his first hoops hopefuls shouldn’t “put Giving back and showing local events. Staying true to his
break in 2007 as the fresh-faced all their marbles into becoming a youths another way to success company’s name is a breeze;
assistant tournament director of professional basketball player, they were the cornerstone concepts on it’s trying to follow in Russell
Hoop Group, New Jersey’s leading should put all their marbles into which More Than Basketball was Simmons’ footsteps that presents
youth basketball organization. becoming a professional.” constructed. “For every kid that the greatest challenge for Ifejika.
From there, Ifejika transferred For the past few years, More was going to Duke or Kentucky, The young entrepreneur has a
titles down to Chantilly, Va., Than Basketball has been gaining there were thousands that weren’t keen affection for the rap mogul
home of Hoop Magic, another steam. The program sponsors going to school at all and had who rose to national acclaim in
prep basketball biggie. For the high school showcases, AAU nothing to fall back on. They put the music industry without even
26-year-old Ifejika, holding such tournaments and both summer all their [energy and focus] into touching a microphone.
a dominant designation at an early and fall leagues for local high basketball and it started to really “The thing I like about him is
age was both a rite of passage and school and area basketball teams. get to me. That’s the reason why that he never rapped,” says Ifejika.
a pathway to criticism, but it was Although the concentration is I left Hoop Magic and started my “The same way people look at me
an experience that would go on to focused on basketball, the message own company because I wanted to and say he never played college
serve him well. is always the same: Life is more set an example for kids so they can or pro basketball and wonder how
“People began to say, ‘Well, than basketball. For his latest say, ‘If he does it, I definitely can I’m able to run these great events, I
if he can do it and he’s so young endeavor, Ifejika recently partnered do it.’” look at Simmons the same way.”
Courtesy Photo
then so can I, you don’t need with local tennis shoe and clothing His motives, recent success
Arize Ifejika
him,’” Ifejika recalls about the giant, Downtown Locker Room, and own age have turned the For more on Ifejika, visit www.
behind-the-back bashing that he for a three-on-three tournament in college graduate into a walking

Several Local Student-Athletes Graduate in 2011

By AFRO Staff ladies are the true examples of student-athletes,”
said BSU Athletic Director Anton Goff. “They have
Education Secretary Arne Duncan months ago expressed his disappointment with the low embraced the mission of the Athletic Department and
graduation rates among most student-athletes attending major universities throughout the nation. understand the importance we have stressed about
But he wouldn’t have much to complain about after a few local colleges and universities in the academics. It is a proud moment for our coaches and
Washington, D.C./Maryland region graduated their senior classes this past weekend. administrators to be a part of the joyous occasion.”
More than 40 current and former student-athletes joined Bowie State University’s graduates In D.C., Georgetown University graduated all six
Courtesy Photo
during the 2011 spring commencement on May 20 at BSU’s Bulldog Stadium. of its seniors on the men’s basketball team, including
Georgetown’s Chris Wright is one
Six BSU student-athletes graduated with honors, including Male Student-Athlete of the star players Austin Freeman of Mitchellville, Md.,
of six seniors to graduate from the
Year Sterling Grant-Jones, two-time winning CIAA Softball Champion Danielle McClay, two- and Chris Wright of Bowie, Md.
men’s basketball team this spring.
time winning CIAA Bowling Champion Rebecca Frusciante and Jatyra Heath of the women’s Wright said that receiving a bachelors’ degree in
volleyball team. government from Georgetown is one of the proudest
“We are very proud of our student-athlete graduates today. These young men and young moments of his young life. “It’s been a long road, but this is something I’m really proud of,”
Wright said. “I said at the banquet that I put my blood, sweat and tears into this and I didn’t just
mean on the basketball court; I meant in school, too. And, I know my family is proud of me for

Negro Leagues Museum of graduating and I am, too. It will always be great to be a Hoya.”
Freeman, who’s preparing to start his professional basketball career, was just as happy as
Wright to graduate. “Just to get a degree from Georgetown, it does a lot for you. I’m really

Maryland Hosts Annual Awards happy I had the chance to come here,” Freeman said. “Georgetown is not one of the biggest
schools so everyone knows everyone. You build relationships and this week shows how special
it is, you learn a lot from everyone. It’ll be good to see all those guys one last time as students.
By Patricia Johnson Atkinson, Al Burrows, Eddie “GG” Burton, We’ve been in this together. We’ve been through a lot, both good and bad, but we can say we
Special to the AFRO Geraldine Day, Willie Fordham, Mamie made it through.”
“Peanut” Johnson and Jim Weedon.
The phrase “take me out to the ball game” The Orioles’ Big Bird also made a grand
took on a new persona on
May 14, as the Hubert V.
Simmons Negro Leagues
Baseball Museum of Maryland
sponsored their Annual “Back
To The Old Ball Game Day of
Martin’s West Banquet
Hall was transformed into a
mini baseball stadium and
many ticketholders arrived
dressed from head to toe in
baseball paraphernalia. Hot
dogs, hamburgers with all the
trimmings, sodas, popcorn and
peanuts and Maryland crab Courtesy Photo
cakes were enjoyed by the Della Mallon, Audrey L. Simmons, executive director,
crowd and also added to the NLBMM; T. Russell Hopewell, president, NLBMM and
authenticity of the occasion. John Berkley pose together during the Negro Leagues of
The wonderful event began Maryland Museum’s annual honors ceremony.
with the traditional singing
of the national anthem by Anthony Brown, appearance and posed for photos with the
a color guard, and the invocation by Pastor guests. In addition, the Negro Leagues
Donald Johnson of Lochern Presbyterian Baseball Museum was pleased to have three
Church. Kai Jackson from WJZ-TV, along outstanding former Orioles players sign
with T. Russell Hopewell, president of the autographs for the event: Nate Snell, Ken
NLBMM were the masters of ceremonies. Dixon and Al Bumbry.
Gerald Brown, the deejay, added a bit of The focus of the extraordinary afternoon
nostalgia as he played tunes from the past was, of course, the Awards Recognition
during the event. segment, during which awards were given to
Guests participated in a 50/50 raffle, a the following recipients for their dedicated
baseball outfit contest, door prizes, games for contributions, extraordinary volunteerism,
children and a silent auction. tireless service within the community/
But, a special highlight of the afternoon government, and in the field of baseball.
was the playing of Shadow Ball, where The awardees included: Eddie W. Banks,
baseball veterans played baseball in a James Bland,Wilbur “Willie” Fordham
pantomime. It was enjoyable to watch and (posthumously), Baltimore County Del.
even more fun for the players. Terry Dear, who Adrienne A. Jones, Allen M. Meacham Sr.,
called the game, was quite animated and made LaTasha Janelle Peele, Melvin L. Stukes and
lots of jokes. The ball players included Luke James “Jim” Weedon.

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appearance in this proceed-

ing. Objections to such AND NOTICE TO
appointment (or to the pro-
bate of decedent´s will) shall
Chinwe M. Aldridge, whose August 1, 2009 - August 7, 2009, The Washington Afro-American
be filed with the Register of address is 13229 L’enfant
Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, Drive FT., Washington MD
la 410-554-8200
N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, 20744 was appointed per-
D.C. 20001, on or before sonal representative of the
November 27, 2011. Claims estate of Janice Marie Autry,

who died on January 23,
Buy it • Sell it
against the decedent shall be
presented to the under- 2011 without a will, and will
signed with a copy to the serve without Court supervi-
Register of Wills or filed with
the Register of Wills with a
sion. All unknown heirs and
heirs whose whereabouts Swap
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Lease itit
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copy to the undersigned, on are unknown shall enter their
or before November 27, appearance in this proceed-
2011, or be forever barred. ing. Objections to such
Persons believed to be heirs appointment shall be filed

rr ee ss uu ll tt ss
or legatees of the decedent with the Register of Wills,
who do not receive a copy of D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W.,
this notice by mail within 25 3rd Floor Washington, D.C.
days of its first publication 20001, on or before Novem-
shall so inform the Register ber 27, 2011. Claims against
Payment Policy for legal notice TYPESET: Mon May 23
of Wills, including name, ad-
15:45:28 EDT 2011
the decedent shall be pre-

advertisements LEGAL
LEGAL and relationship.
sented to the undersigned
Payment Policy for legal Date of Publication: with the Register of

May 27, 2011 Wills or filed with the Register AFRO Classified minimum ad rate is $26.74 per col. inch
Effective immediately, The Afro Name of newspaper: of Wills with a copy to the 1 Col. (an inch consists of up to 20 words). Mail in your ad on
American advertisements
will require
Superior Court of
the District of
undersigned, on or before
November 27, 2011, or be Inch form below along with CHECK or MONEY ORDER to:
District of Columbia Law Reporter forever barred. Persons be-
prepayment for publication of all PROBATE DIVISION Johnnie B. Cadlett lieved to be heirs or legatees
Personal of the decedent who do not
legal notices.immediately,
Payment will be ac-The Washington, D.C.
Representative receive a copy of this notice Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4723, Attn: Clsf. Adv.
cepted in the form of checks, credit
20001-2131 410-641-6184 by mail within 25 days of its 20 Words Dept.
Afro American Newspapers Administration No.
first publication shall so in-
15:46:38 EDT 2011
form the Register of Wills,
card or money order. Any returned
will require prepayment for Elmer Milton Delilly III
5/27, 6/3, 6/10 including name, address and
checks will be subject to a $25.00 Date of Publication:
processing feeofandallmay
legal notices.
result in
Robert M. McCarthy
Superior Court of May 27, 2011 1 2 3 4 5
the District of Name of newspaper:
Payment willofbe
the suspension anyaccepted in
future adver- 4405 East West Hwy,
District of Columbia Afro-American
Washington Law
the form
tising at ourofdiscretion.
check, credit card Bethesda, MD 20814
Washington, D.C. Reporter
Chinwe M. Aldridge
20001-2131 Personal
or money order. Any returned NOTICE OF
Administration No. Representative 11 12 13 14 15
checks will be AD NETWORK
subject to a NOTICE TO

Ad Network Classi- CREDITORS Decedent TYPESET:

REGISTER OF MonWILLS May 23 15:48:27 EDT 2011
$25.00 processingHELP
fieds are published in
fee and may
NOTICE OF 5/27, 6/3, 6/10 16 17 18 19 20
APPOINTMENT, known heirs, which property
result in the suspension of any
65 newspapers. Willie Gross, whose address
is 2308 Ashbrook Place,
NOTICE TO IN THE SUPERIOR between Morse Street tot he
south, West Virginia Avenue
future advertising oura New
Driver dis- Suitland, MD 20746 was ap-
pointed personal representa- AND NOTICE TO DISTRICT OF
to the west, Montello Avenue
to the east, and Neal Street to
25 words $175 (For Career! 100% Paid CDL tive of the estate of Elmer Mil- UNKNOWN HEIRS COLUMBIA the north in NE, adjacent to
more than 25 words Training! No Experience ton Delilly III, who died on Genevieve O. Ungar, whose CIVIL DIVISION
and abutting the east side of
January 28, 2011 without a address is PO Box 57381, Civil Action No. 1167 Neal Street. the Com-
there is an additional Required. Recent Grads will, and will serve without Washington DC 20037 was 2005CA002912L RP plaint states, among other
charge of $7 per orLEGAL
Exp Drivers: Sign On Court supervision. All un- appointed personal repre- Calendar #18
things, that the amounts re-
LEGAL NOTICES NOTICES known heirs and heirs whose sentative of the estate of Otto quired for redemption have
word.) Bonus! CRST EXPE- whereabouts are unknown Ungar, who died on January
Magistrate Jude Beshouri
Vickie Jeffries
not been paid.
DITED 800-326-2778 shall enter their appearance 1, 2011 with a will, and will
serve without Court supervi-
11805 Brookville Landing Pursuant to the Chief
(Room, Apt, House, etc.) INSERTION DATE:
in this proceeding. Objec- Court Judge´s Administration Or-
Call tions to such appointment sion. All unknown heirs and Mitchellville MD 20721 der Number 02-11, it is this
(410) 554-8200 shall be filed with the Regis- heirs whose whereabouts PLAINTIFF 11th day of May, 2011.,.
ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th are unknown shall enter their v. ORDERED by the Superior
All ads must be
HELP WANTED- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor appearance in this proceed- The Estate of Esther May Court of the District of Colum-
Washington, D.C. 20001, on
or before November 27,
2011. Claims against the de-
ing. Objections to such
appointment (or to the pro-
bate of decedent´s will) shall
Wire Serve Estha Wire Wal-
per, Execturix
PO Box 1086
bia, that notice be given by
the insertion of a copy of this
order in The Afro-American
cedent shall be presented to be filed with the Register of Pinehusrt NC 28370 Newspaper, once a week for
Receive quality Class the undersigned with a copy Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, three (3) successive weeks,
A CDL training from
an accredited and PTDI
to the Register of Wills or filed
with the Register of Wills with
N.W., 3rd Floor Washington,
D.C. 20001, on or before
The Estate of Esther May
notifying all persons
interested in the real property Legal Advertising Rates
a copy to the undersigned, on November 27, 2011. Claims described above to appear in

certified trucking school. or before November 27, against the decedent shall be
presented to the under-
Serve: Marvin M. Wire.
Executor this Court on or before 27th Effective October 1, 2006
21+, job placement, fi- 2011, or be forever barred.
Persons believed to be heirs signed with a copy to the
Address Unknown day of July 2011, and redeem
the Real Property by pay-
The Estate of Charles
DONATION nancial aid and housing or legatees of the decedent Register of Wills or filed with Edwin Wire, ment of $56,650.00, together
available. Contact Jamie who do not receive a copy of
this notice by mail within 25
the Register of Wills with a
copy to the undersigned, on
Serve: Raymond Wire
with interest from the date the
Real Property tax certificate
DONATE VEHICLE: 515-574-1964 days of its first publication or before November 27, 3911 Bradley Lane was purchased; court costs,
shall so inform the Register 2011, or be forever barred. Chevy Chase MD 20815 reasonable attorney’s fees,
Receive $1000 GRO- of Wills, including name, ad- Persons believed to be heirs and expenses incurred in the
CERY COUPONS, LEGAL dress and relationship.
Date of Publication:
or legatees of the decedent
who do not receive a copy of
Jean Wire Murphy, heir publication and service of
process reasonable fees for
3069 Universty Terrace, NW
Your Choice, NOAH’S SERVICES May 27, 2011 this notice by mail within 25 Washington DC 20016 title search; all other amounts
ARC, NO KILL Animal Name of newspaper: days of its first publication
shall so inform the Register
and paid by Plaintiff in accor-
Afro-American dance with the provisions of
Shelters. Advanced BANKRUPTCY Washington Law of Wills, including name, ad-
Joan Myrl Wire Wood, Heir,
Miami FL D.C. Code §§47-1361 and PROBATE NOTICES
Veterinary Treatments. STOP FORECLO- Reporter
Willie Gross
dress and relationship.
Date of Publication:
and 47-1377 (2001 ed.) and all
outstanding municipal lien
Preston W. Wire Jr.,
Free Towing, IRS SURES Personal May 27, 2011 heir, amounts
a. Order due andNisiowing on
STOP GARNISH- Name of newspaper: $ 60 per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks
TAX DEDUCTION. Representative
301-395-7439 Afro-American
4925 Loughboro Road, NW the aforementioned Real
b. Small Estates
Property, or answer the com-(single publication)
Non-runners 1-866-912- MENTS TRUE TEST COPY Washington Law
Washington DC 20016
plaint or, thereafter, a final
$ 50 per insertion
WILLS May 23 15:45:57
Reporter EDT 2011 Estha Wire judgment will be Creditors
c. Notice to entered
5/27, 6/3, 6/10 Genevieve O. Ungar Walper, heir, foreclosing the right of re-
SIONS Personal PO Box 1086 demption 1. inDomestic
the Real Prop- $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
Pinehurst NC 28370 erty and 2. Foreign
vesting in the
plaintiff a title in fee simple. $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
Escheated Estates $ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
District of Columbia TYPESET:
REGISTER OFMon WILLSMay 23 15:47:45 EDT 2011
FREE VACATION TION M. Wire, heir, Magistrate Judge
e. Standard
in chambers)Probates
PROBATE DIVISION 5/27, 6/3, 6/10 Address Unknown (Signed $ 125.00
VOUCHER. UNITED The Cardinal Law Firm Washington, D.C. and A TRUE TEST COPY:
BREAST CANCER Get a Fresh Start - Re- 20001-2131 Superior Court of C. Raymond Wire, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10
TYPESET: Mon May 23 15:51:51
FOUNDATION Free establish Credit Administration No. the District of Heir,
3911 Bradley Lane
(301) 316-4455/(202)
2011ADM464 District of Columbia TYPESET: Mon May 23 15:51:17 EDT 2011
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
and Superior Court of
Cancer Info www.ubcf. 547-0442 Decedent Washington, D.C. a. Name Changes 202-879-1133 $ 80.00
District of Columbia the District of
info FREE Towing, Se Habla Espanol Attorney 20001-2131 Serve: Attorney General of b. Real Property Superior Court of$ 200.00
District of Columbia
Tax Deductible, Non- info@thecardinallaw- APPOINTMENT, 2011ADM386 District of Columbia the District of
District of Columbia Washington, D.C.
Runners Accepted, NOTICE TO ROY A. BLAKE Attn: Darlene Fields
1-888-468-5964 www.thecardinallaw- CREDITORS Decedent
441 4th Street NW
Washington DC 20001 FAMILY COURT
Washington, D.C. Administration No.
All Unknown owners of the 202-879-1212 20001-2131 2011ADM180
Administration No. Edythe Ferguson
BUSINESS Paul L. Blair Jr, whose ad-
dress is 1311 Florida Ave NW
530 Eighth Street SE
Washington DC 20003
property described below,
their heirs, devisees, per- 2011ADM407 Decedent
OPPORTUNITY MISC. Washington DC 20009 was
Attorney sonal representatives, and DOMESTIC RELATIONS
WILLIAM LAWSON Thomas L Campbell,
appointed personal repre- executors, administrators PARKERSON, JR.
NOTICE OF 202-879-0157 3807 Minnesota Ave
sentative of the estate of Paul grantees, assigns or succes- Decedent
Blair, who died on March 18, APPOINTMENT, sors in right, title, interest in NE
Michelle Lanchester,
With One phone call, AIRLINE ME- 2011 with a will, and will serve NOTICE TO having or claiming any inter- Washington DC 20019
a. Absent Defendant Attorney at Law $ 150.00
without Court supervision. All CREDITORS est in the leasehold or fee
one bill, one ad place- CHANIC – Train for unknown heirs and heirs AND NOTICE TO simple in the property and 601 Pennsylvania Ave Attorney
ment - Reach 4.1 mil- whose whereabouts are un- b. Absolute Divorce NW Suite 900 $ 150.00 NOTICE OF
high paying Aviation UNKNOWN HEIRS premises in the District of
lion readers in 83 daily
known shall enter their Beryl Blake, whose address Columbia described as: c. Custody Divorce South Building $ 150.00APPOINTMENT,
Maintenance Career. appearance in this proceed- is 4804 Illinois Avenue NW, Square 4065 LOT 0801: With Washington DC 20004 NOTICE TO
and weekly newspapers FAA approved program.
ing. Objections to such Washington DC 20011 was cross streets at Neal Street to Attorney CREDITORS
appointment (or to the pro- the north, West Virginia Ave- AND NOTICE TO
for just $1450.00 per appointed personal repre- NOTICE OF
Financial aid if qualified bate of decedent´s will) shall sentative of the estate of Roy nue to the west, Montello
To place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892,
ad. Get regional and lo- - Job placement as-
be filed with the Register of A. Blake, who died on Avenue to the east, and
NOTICE TOon size Angela Walker Suttles,
Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, Morse Street to the south and Public Notices $50.00 & up depending
cal exposure at one time sistance. CALL Aviation N.W., 3rd Floor Washington,
November 7, 2005 with a will,
and will serve without Court adjacent to and abutting the CREDITORS
whose address is 4820 Dix
Street, NE Washington DC
in Maryland, Delaware D.C. 20001, on or before supervision. All unknown east side of 1167 Neal Street Baltimore Legal Notices are AND$24.15
NOTICEperTOinch. 20019 was appointed per-
Institute of Maintenance November 27, 2011. Claims heirs and heirs whose in NE, Washington, DC. UNKNOWN
There is no flat rate — 1-800 (AFRO)HEIRS 892 sonal representative of the
and DC. Call today! against the decedent shall be Defendants.
(866) 823-6729. whereabouts are unknown
For Proof of Publication, pleasewhose
call address
Michelle D. Parkerson,
1-800-237-6892, estate of Edythe Ferguson,
Get results with regional presented to the under- shall enter their appearance FOURTH AMENDED is 2132 32nd ext.
who 244
died on February 8,
signed with a copy to the
and local exposure. Call Register of Wills or filed with
in this proceeding. Objec-
tions to such appointment (or
TYPESET: Mon May 23 15:48:49 Mon
EDT May 23 Place,
2011 15:50:51
SE EDT 2011 DC
20020 was, appointed per-
2011 with a will, and will serve
the Register of Wills with a PUBLICATION LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES without Court supervision. All
410-721-4000x19. For MISC. TRAINING copy to the undersigned, on
to the probate of decedent´s In accordance with D.C. Of- LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL
representative of the LEGALheirs
unknown NOTICES
and heirs
will) shall be filed with the estate of William Lawson whose whereabouts are un-
just $17.47 per newspa- or before November 27, Register of Wills, D.C., 515
ficial Code §47-1375 (2001
ED.), the object of this Superior Court of Parkerson, Jr. who died on known shall enter their
2011, or be forever barred. Superior Court of
per get the advertising Persons believed to be heirs
5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor proceeding is to secure the the District of the District of September 4, 2002 without a appearance in this proceed-
MASSAGE THERA- Washington, D.C. 20001, on will, and will serve without ing. Objections to such
results you are looking or legatees of the decedent or before November 27,
foreclosure of the right of re-
Columbia Columbia
Court supervision. All un- appointment (or to the pro-
for! Visit our website- PY – Learn fast, earn who do not receive a copy of 2011. Claims against the de-
demption in the following real
property located in the Dis- Civil Division Civil Division known heirs and heirs whose bate of decedent´s will) shall
this notice by mail within 25 Case No. 0003693-11 fast. Financial aid if days of its first publication
cedent shall be presented to
the undersigned with a copy
trict of Columbia, and sold by Case No. 2010CA6853
whereabouts are unknown
shall enter their appearance
be filed with the Register of
the Mayor of the District of IN RE: Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street,
Place your ad today qualified. A new career shall so inform the Register
of Wills, including name, ad-
to the Register of Wills or filed Columbia to the Plaintiff in Michael Lamonte ADOLPH JOSEPH in this proceeding. Objec- N.W., 3rd Floor Washington,
with the Register of Wills with HUTTER
is at your fingertips. Call dress and relationship. a copy to the undersigned, on
this action, described as Blyther
tions to such appointment
shall be filed with the Regis-
D.C. 20001, on or before
November 20, 2011. Claims
Date of Publication: SQUARE 4065, LOT 0801
Applicant Applicant
Your Wish is Your Centura College 877- May 27, 2011
or before November 27, and assessed to the THE ORDER OF ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th against the decedent shall be
2011, or be forever barred. ORDER OF Street, N.W., 3rd Floor presented to the under-
Command! Revolu- 206-3353 Name of newspaper: Persons believed to be heirs
WIRE, THE ESTATE OF PUBLICATION PUBLICATION Washington, D.C. 20001, on signed with a copy to the
tionary discovery goes
Washington Law
or legatees of Mon May 23 15:48:27
the decedent CHARLESEDT EDWIN 2011 WIRE CHANGE OF NAME CHANGE OF NAME or before November 20, Register of Wills or filed with
who do not receive a copy of and/or their known and un- Michael Lamonte Blyther Adolph Joseph Hutter having 2011. Claims against the de- the Register of Wills with a
beyond the “Law of SERVICES/ Reporter this notice by mail within 25 known heirs, which property having filed a complaint for filed a complaint for judgment cedent shall be presented to copy to the undersigned, on
Paul L. Blair Jr. changing Adolph Joseph
Attraction,” Create days of its first publication judgment changing his name the undersigned with a copy or before November 20,
MISC. Personal shallINsoTHE SUPERIOR
inform the Register
between Morse Street tot he
to Abdulshahed Hafez Al- Hutter name to Joseph Dolph to the Register of Wills or filed 2011, or be forever barred.
wealth, love, happiness! Representative COURT
of Wills, including THE ad- south, West Virginia Avenue
OF name,
to the west, Montello Avenue Muhaemen and having ap- Hutter and having applied to with the Register of Wills with Persons believed to be heirs
Limited time offer, $300 dress andDISTRICT OF
relationship. the court for an Order of Pub-
2.8 Million Eyes will TYPESET:OFMon
REGISTER WILLS May 23 15:46:16
Date EDT 2011
to the east, and Neal Street to plied to the court for an Order
of Publication of the notice lication of the notice required
a copy to the undersigned, on
or before November 20,
or legatees of the decedent
who do not receive a copy of
value, yours FREE! Call read your ad - 5 days 5/27, 6/3, 6/10 May 27,CIVIL2011 DIVISION
the north in NE, adjacent to
and abutting the east side of required by law in such by law in such cases; it is by 2011, or be forever barred. this notice by mail within 25
the Court this 11th day of May
1-8002-429-6172 NOW. per week - Monday
Name of newspaper:
Action No. 1167 Neal Street. the Com- cases; it is by the Court this
2011 hereby.
Persons believed to be heirs days of its first publication
Superior Court of 2005CA002912L RP plaint states, among other 9th day of May 2011, hereby or legatees of the decedent shall so inform the Register
thru Friday in the the District of Washington Law
Calendar #18 things, that the amounts re- ORDERED, that all persons ORDERED, that all persons who do not receive a copy of of Wills, including name, ad-
concerned show cause, if
CAMP- DAILY CLASSIFIED District of Columbia
Magistrate Jude Beshouri
Beryl Blake
quired for redemption have
not been paid.
concerned show cause, if
any there be, on or before the any there be, on or before the
this notice by mail within 25
days of its first publication
dress and relationship.
Date of Publication:
GROUNDS Washington, D.C. 11805 Brookville
Pursuant to the Chief 13th day of June 2011, why 18th day of June 2011, why
the prayers of said complaint
shall so inform the Register
of Wills, including name, ad-
May 20, 2011
Name of newspaper:
just $199 per day. Join 20001-2131 Court 202-882-9518
Judge´s Administration Or- the prayers of said complaint
should not be granted; pro- should not be granted; pro- dress and relationship. Afro-American
Mitchellville MD 20721 der Number 02-11, it is this
Lake Somerset Camp the exclusive members Administration No. TRUE TEST COPY
PLAINTIFF Mon May 23 15:48:07
11th EDT2011.,.
day of May, 2011 vided that a copy of this order vided that a copy of this order
be published once a week for
Date of Publication: Washington
Ground, Maryland of this network today! 2011ADM416 v. 5/27, 6/3, 6/10
ORDERED by the Superior be published once a week for
three consecutive weeks be- three consecutive weeks be-
May 20, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Law Reporter
Angela Walker Suttles
Jessie B. Thomas Court of the District of Colum-
Eastern Shore. Leave Place your ad in 14 MA- Decedent
The Estate of Esther May
Wire Serve Estha Wire Wal- bia, that notice be given by fore said day in the Afro- fore said day in the Afro- Afro-American Personal
American newspaper.
your RV on site all year. JOR DAILY NEWS- Attorney Superior Court of
per, Execturix the insertion of a copy of this American newspaper.
that pursuant to SCR 205(b)
that pursuant to SCR-
Washington Law
Reporter TYPESET:
TEST COPY Mon May 23 15:52:12
the District of
order in The Afro-American
$1500 includes water, PAPERS in Maryland, NOTICE OF PO Box 1086
District of
Pinehusrt NC 28370 Columbia Newspaper, once a week for notice be sent to the DC 205(b) notice be sent to the Michelle D. Parkerson REGISTER OF WILLS
APPOINTMENT, applicants’s creditors by reg-
electric & sewage. 3 Delaware and DC. Call andPROBATE DIVISION three (3) successive weeks, Chief of Police and to the DC
istered or certified mail and
Personal 5/20, 5/27, 6/3
NOTICE TO Washington,
The Estate of Esther May D.C. notifying all persons Department of Corrections Representative Superior Court of
trailers on site for sale. 410-721-4000x19 or CREDITORS Wire 20001-2131 interested in the real property by registered or certified mail that proof of service of mail-
ing be made in the manner
the District of
Call 410-957-1866 or visit our website: www. AND NOTICE TO Administration
Serve: Marvin M. Wire. No. described above to appear in and that proof of service of
provided in SCR Probate rule TYPESET:
TRUE Mon May 23
TEST COPY 15:51:51 EDT
District of 2011
2011ADM451 this Court on or before 27th mailing be made in the man- REGISTER OF WILLS
email lakesomerset@ UNKNOWN HEIRS Executor 14(b). PROBATE DIVISION Johnnie B. Cadlett, whose Janice Marie
Address Unknown Autry day of July 2011, and redeem ner provided in SCR Probate
TYPESET: Mon JUDGE May 23 5/20, 5/27, 6/3
15:51:17 EDT 2011
Rule 19(b). Washington, D.C. Visit our address is 4 Laurel Trail, Ber- Decedent
The Estate of Charles
Charles E. Walton Esq
the Real Property by pay-
JOHN R. HESS A TRUE COPY TEST: Superior Court of 20001-2131
website www.lakesom- VACATION lin, MD 21811 was appointed
personal representative of
Edwin Wire,
10905 Fort Washington
Serve: Raymond Wire
ment of $56,650.00, together
with interest from the date the TYPESET: Mon JUDGE May 23
5/20, 5/27, 6/3
15:50:31 EDT 2011 the District of Administration No.
A TRUE COPY TEST: Superior Court of District of Columbia RENTALS the estate of Jessie B. Suite
3911 Bradley Lane MD
Real Property tax certificate
was purchased; court costs, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10 the District of PROBATE DIVISION
Thomas, who died on March
20744 reasonable attorney’s fees,
16, 2011 with a will, and will Chevy Chase MD 20815 Superior Court of District of Columbia Washington, D.C. Decedent
and expenses incurred in the the District of
OCEAN CITY, serve without Court supervi- PROBATE DIVISION 20001-2131
FURNITURE sion. All unknown heirs and NOTICE
Jean Wire Murphy, heir OF publication and service of Columbia
Washington, D.C. Administration No.
Mack C Allen
MARYLAND. Best heirs whose whereabouts APPOINTMENT,
3069 Universty Terrace, NW process reasonable fees for Civil Division
Case No. 2011ADM180
PO Box 6916
NOTICE TO title search; all other amounts 20001-2131 Washington DC 20032
selection of affordable are unknown shall enter their Washington DC 20016
and CREDITORS paid by Plaintiff in accor- IN RE:
Administration No. Edythe Ferguson Attorney
appearance in this proceed-
Cherry Bedroom Set. rentals. Full/ partial ing. Objections to such AND NOTICE
Joan Myrl Wire Wood, Heir, TO dance with the provisions of Trimaine Hason 2011ADM407 Decedent NOTICE OF
UNKNOWN HEIRS D.C. Code §§47-1361 and Lamale Blackmon
Solid Wood, never used, weeks. Call for FREE appointment (or to the pro- Miami
M. Aldridge, whose 47-1377 (2001 ed.) and all Applicant WILLIAM LAWSON Thomas L Campbell, APPOINTMENT,
bate of decedent´s will) shall and PARKERSON, JR. Esq
brand new in factory brochure. Open daily. be filed with the Register of address is 13229
Preston W. Wire Jr., L’enfant outstanding municipal lien
PUBLICATION Decedent 3807 Minnesota Ave
heir, FT., Washington MD amounts due and owing on CREDITORS
boxes. English Dovetail. Holiday Real Estate. Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street,
20744 was appointed
4925 Loughboro Road, NW per- the aforementioned Real
Trimaine Hason Lamale Michelle Lanchester, NE AND NOTICE TO
N.W., 3rd Floor Washington,
Original cost $4500. Sell 1-800-638-2102. Online D.C. 20001, on or before sonal representative
Washington DC 20016 of the Property, or answer the com- Blackmon having filed a com- Attorney at Law Washington DC 20019 UNKNOWN HEIRS
estate of Janice Marie Autry, plaint or, thereafter, a final plaint for judgment changing
601 Pennsylvania Ave Attorney
for $895. Can deliver. reservations: www. November 27, 2011. Claims and
Wire on January 23, judgment will be entered Trimaine Hason Lamale
NW Suite 900 NOTICE OF
Connie L. Parker, C. Maurice
against the decedent shall be Blackmon name to Alexis Parker and Vincent T. Parker
Call Tom 240-482-8721 presented to the under- 2011
Walper, without
heir, a will, and will foreclosing the right of re- Tramain Blackmon and hav- South Building APPOINTMENT, whose address(es) are 3432
serve without
PO Box 1086 Court supervi- demption in the Real Prop- ing applied to the court for an
signed with a copy to the
sion. All unknown Washington DC 20004 NOTICE TO N Street SE, Washington DC
Register of Wills or filed with Pinehurst NC 28370heirs and erty and vesting in the Order of Publication of the
CREDITORS 20019, 2319 Sawgrass Cir-
and whose whereabouts plaintiff a title in fee simple. notice required by law in such Attorney
the Register of Wills with a AND NOTICE TO cle, Derby KS 67037, and
are unknown shall enter their J.E. Beshouri cases; it is by the Court this NOTICE OF
ROOM SET. In origi- copy to the undersigned, on Marvin
M. Wire, heir, in this proceed- Magistrate Judge
10 day of May 2011 hereby.
336 Glen Oaks Blvd. Dallas
TX 75232(was, were) ap-
or before November 27, ORDERED, that all persons
nal plastic, never used. 2011, or be forever barred. ing.
Unknown to such (Signed in chambers) concerned show cause, if NOTICE TO Angela Walker Suttles, pointed personal representa-
and shall be filed A TRUE TEST COPY: any there be, on or before the
CREDITORS whose address is 4820 Dix
Orig price $3000, Sac- Persons believed to be heirs
with the Register
C. Raymond Wire, of Wills, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10 14th day of June 2011, why Street, NE Washington DC
tive(s) of the estate of Minnie
or legatees of the decedent the prayers of said complaint AND NOTICE TO R Parker, who died on
rifice $975. Can deliver. who do not receive a copy of D.C.,
Heir, 515 5th Street, N.W., UNKNOWN HEIRS
20019 was appointed per-
November 10, 2010 without a
Call Bill 301-841-7565 this notice by mail within 25 3rd Floor
3911 Bradley Lane
on or before
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
should not be granted; pro-
vided that a copy of this order
be published once a week for
Michelle D. Parkerson,
sonal representative of the
estate of Edythe Ferguson,
will, and will serve without
days of its first publication whose address is 2132 32nd Court supervision. All un-
shall so inform the Register
of Wills, including name, ad-
and27, 2011. Claims against
the decedent
District shall be pre-
of Columbia
SUBSCRIBE three consecutive weeks be-
fore said day in the Afro- Place, SE Washington DC
who died on February 8,
2011 with a will, and will serve
known heirs and heirs whose
20020 was, appointed per- whereabouts are unknown
sented to the undersigned American newspaper. without Court supervision. All
dress and relationship. Serve: Attorney General of JUDGE sonal representative of the shall enter their appearance
the a copy to the Register of unknown heirs and heirs
Date of Publication: A TRUE COPY TEST: estate of William Lawson in this proceeding. Objec-
Wills or of
District filed with the Register
Columbia 5/20, 5/27, 6/3 whose whereabouts are un-
May 27, 2011 Parkerson, Jr. who died on tions to such appointment
of Wills
Attn: Darlenewith Fields
a copy to the known shall enter their
Name of newspaper: September 4, 2002 without a shall be filed with the Regis-
441 4th Street NW on or before appearance in this proceed-
Afro-American will, and will serve without ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th
November 27,
Washington DC 20001 2011, or be ing. Objections to such
Washington Court supervision. All un- appointment (or to the pro- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Law Reporter forever
And barred. Persons be-
lieved to be heirs or legatees known heirs and heirs whose bate of decedent´s will) shall Washington, D.C. 20001, on
Johnnie B. Cadlett All Unknown owners of the whereabouts are unknown or before November 20,
of the decedent who do not be filed with the Register of
336 Glen Oaks Blvd. Dallas tions to such appointment (or will) shall be filed with the
TX 75232(was, were) ap- to the probate of decedent´s Register of Wills, D.C., 515
pointed personal representa- will) shall be filed with the 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
tive(s) of the estate of Minnie Register of Wills, D.C., 515 Washington, D.C. 20001, on
R Parker, who died on 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor or before November 13,
November 10, 2010 without a Washington, D.C. 20001, on 2011. Claims against the de-

will, and will serve without or before November 13, cedent shall be presented to
Court supervision. All un-
known heirs and heirs whose
2011. Claims against the de-
cedent shall be presented to
the undersigned with a copy
to the Register of Wills or filed May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011, The Afro-American
whereabouts are unknown the undersigned with a copy with the Register of Wills with
shall enter their appearance to the Register of Wills or filed a copy to the undersigned, on
this proceeding. Objec- LEGAL
the Register of Wills with orLEGAL NOTICES
before November 13, LEGAL NOTICES
tions to such appointment a copy to the undersigned, on 2011, or be forever barred.
shall be filed with the Regis- or before November 13, Persons believed to be heirs
ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th 2011, or be forever barred.
Persons believed to be heirs
or legatees of the decedent Concrete General, Inc. is seeking MBE
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor who do not receive a copy of
Washington, D.C. 20001, on or legatees of the decedent this notice by mail within 25 subcontractors & suppliers who perform
various types of work relating to highway,
or before November 20, who do not receive a copy of days of its first publication
2011. Claims against the de- this notice by mail within 25 shall so inform the Register
cedent shall be presented to
the undersigned with a copy
days of its first publication
shall so inform the Register
of Wills, including name, ad-
dress and relationship.
bridge, & utility construction in the Mary-
to the Register of Wills or filed of Wills, including name, ad- Date of Publication: land area. Call Mark Miller 301-948-4450.
dress and relationship. May 13, 2011
with the Register of Wills with
a copy to the undersigned, on Date of Publication: Name of newspaper:
or before November 20, May 13, 2011 Afro-American
2011, or be forever barred. Name of newspaper: Washington Law
Persons believed to be heirs Afro-American Reporter FIREFIGHTER – EMT/MEDIC
or legatees of the decedent Washington Law Jackie Sellers
who do not receive a copy of Reporter Cheryl Sellers TYPESET: Mon May 23 15:42:02 EDT 2011
this notice by mail within 25
days of its first publication
Linda Laws
Prince William County Dept. of Fire
shall so inform the Register Representative 202-669-6297 & Rescue is a growing organization
301-801-4839 TRUE TEST COPY
with more than 450 career Firefighter/
of Wills, including name, ad-
dress and relationship. TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET:
WILLSMay 23 15:56:02 EDT 2011MBE/WBE
Date of Publication: TYPESET:
REGISTER OFMon WILLS May 23 15:53:55 EDT 20115/27
5/13, 5/20, Subcontractors and Suppliers
EMT’s. Begin a promising career with
May 20, 2011 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 Ulliman Schutte
REGISTER OF WILLSConstruction, LLC, Miamisburg,
Name of newspaper:
Superior Court of
OH is interested in receiving
5/13, 5/20, 5/27 quotes from qualified competitive salary and benefits along
Afro-American MBE/WBE subcontractors and suppliers for the Di-
Washington Law
Superior Court of the District of vision C CSO-019 Overflow and Diversion with tremendous promotional and
the District of

To advertise in the AFRO call 202-332-0080

District of Columbia
Connie L. Parker District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION
Structures project located in, Washington, D.C., bid- learning opportunities.
ding on June 8, 2011. Opportunities are available for
C. Maurice Parker PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. Specifications Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, and 16.
Vincent T. Parker Washington, D.C. 20001-2131
Personal 20001-2131 Administration No.
Plans available online: We are seeking the right men and
Administration No. 2011NRT12 Please Fax quotes to 937-910-9910 attention Nick women to join us. Experience is not
2011ADM411 Lena Celeste Loman
214-372-4897 Sharon Y. Leonard Decedent
Scott on June 7th by 5:00 pm. Contact telephone
necessary, but we give hiring preference to Advanced Life Support
Decedent NOTICE OF Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC providers. Starting salary is $44,086. ALS providers receive an
REGISTER OFMon May 23 15:52:45 EDTOF 2011
NOTICE EXISTENCE OF 9900 Springboro Pike
additional $5,291/yr plus hourly supplement pay.
5/20, 5/27, 6/3 APPOINTMENT, REVOCABLE Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
NOTICE TO TRUST TYPESET: Mon May 23 15:49:09 EDT 2011
Superior Court of CREDITORS Equal Opportunity Employer
the District of AND NOTICE TO
Lena Celeste Loman (name
of deceased settlor) whose We will be hiring for a projected January 2012 recruit school.
District of Columbia UNKNOWN HEIRS address was 517 Fern Place, Applications should be submitted by June 5, 2011. For more
PROBATE DIVISION Kiona M. Leonard, whose ad- NW, Washington DC 20012
Washington, D.C. dress is 2908 30th Street, created a revocable trust on
Annapolis, Maryland
information and to complete our online application, please visit:
#10, Washington DC 20020 July 28, 1989, which re-
was appointed personal re- mained in existence on the - click on Career Opportunities. EOE
Administration No. date of her death on October ANNOUNCEMENT
presentative of the estate of
2011ADM385 Sharon Y. Leonard, who died 9, 2010, and Lillian L.
James B. Lancaster Sr. on November 10, 2010 with- Barnes, whose address is REQUEST FOR BIDS
Decedent out a will, and will serve with- 9 4 1 7 U t i c a P l a c e ,
NOTICE OF out Court supervision. All un- Springdale, Maryland 20774 ”Notice to Contractors for the Sylvan Shores Sewer
Director, Planning & On-Call Special Police Officers
APPOINTMENT, known heirs and heirs whose is the currently acting trustee, and Water is available online at the Purchasing Of- Growth Mgmt.
NOTICE TO whereabouts are unknown hereinafter the Trustee. Sidwell Friends School is seeking On-Call
fice website and www. Excellent opportunity with
shall enter their appearance Communications to the trust Special Police Officers. Applicants must
CREDITORS in this proceeding. Objec- should be mailed or directed On or after May 23, 2011,
AND NOTICE TO to Cheryl Chapman Hender- Plans and Specifications may be examined or pur- Charles County Government. have a current SPO license, have the
tions to such appointment
UNKNOWN HEIRS shall be filed with the Regis- son, Esq. at 4920 Niagara chased at the Department of Public Works, Heritage Department Head responsible for
Office Complex, 2662 Riva Road, 3rd Floor/Suite ability to pass criminal background checks
Valerie Lancaster Beal, ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Road, Suite 200 College Planning, Capital Projects, Permits,
whose address is 220 River- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Park, Maryland 20740. 350, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-222-7543. Copies & drug/alcohol testing, have basic computer
side Blvd., Apt 38A New Washington, D.C. 20001, on The Trust is subject to claims of these documents may be obtained upon payment Inspections, Resource & Infrastructure skills, write clear concise reports, prepare
York, NY 10069 was ap- or before November 13, of the deceased settlor’s of $150.00 payable to Anne Arundel County. And is Mgmt. Salary up to $148,037 DOQ.
pointed personal representa- 2011. Claims against the de- creditors, costs of admin- non refundable. Bids will be received until time/date preliminary investigative reports, interview
tive of the estate of James B. cedent shall be presented to istration of the settlor ’s Best consideration date: 6/13/11.
Lancaster, Sr. who died on the undersigned with a copy estate, the expenses of the
shown below, at the Purchasing Office, Heritage
Apply online: witnesses, suspects & victims. Mail, fax, or
January 7, 2011 with a will, to the Register of Wills or filed deceased settlor’s funeral Office Complex, 2660 Riva Road, 3rd Floor, Annap- email resume, 3 references & a copy of
and will serve without Court with the Register of Wills with and disposal of remains, and olis, MD 21401. Bids received after the date and Equal Opportunity Employer
supervision. All unknown a copy to the undersigned, on statutory allowances to a time set will be rejected. your current drivers & Special Police Officer
heirs and heirs whose or before November 13, surviving spouse and chil- Due by 1:30 p.m. licenses to Human Resources:
whereabouts are unknown 2011, or be forever barred. dren to the extent the de- Local Time, Tuesday, July 26, 2011
shall enter their appearance Persons believed to be heirs ceased settlor’s residuary Project No.: W803701 & S803801 Sidwell Friends Schlool
in this proceeding. Objec- or legatees of the decedent probate estate is inadequate Contact: Vahid Tayebi 410-222-7537 3825 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
tions to such appointment (or who do not receive a copy of to satisfy those claims, costs, William L. Schull, C.P.M., CPPB
to the probate of decedent´s this notice by mail within 25 expenses, and allowances. TYPESET: Mon May 23 15:49:41 EDT 2011
Purchasing Agent
Washington, DC 20016
will) shall be filed with the days of its first publication Claims of the deceased set- Fax: (202)537-2418
Register of Wills, D.C., 515 shall so inform the Register tlor’s creditors are barred as
5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor of Wills, including name, ad- against the Trustee and the
Washington, D.C. 20001, on dress and relationship. trust property unless pre-
Archer Western Contractors, Ltd. is seeking partici-
No phone calls please.
or before November 13, Date of Publication: sented to the Trustee at the
2011. Claims against the de- May 13, 2011 address provided herein on pation from bona fide subcontractors for, Contract
cedent shall be presented to Name of newspaper: or before November 13, 2011 No. CD4257A05 WSSC Western Branch WWTP
the undersigned with a copy Afro-American 6 months after the date of the ENR and Upgrade. All Subcontractor/ Supplier
to the Register of Wills or filed Washington Law first publication of this no- quotes are due before Friday, June 24th, 10:00 a.m.
with the Register of Wills with Reporter tice). An action to contest the Fax quotes to: (404) 495-8701 referencing project
a copy to the undersigned, on Kiona M. Leonard validity of this trust must be name and scope of work. Construction of the En-
Your History • Your Community • Your News

or before November 13, Personal commenced by the earliest of hanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) facilities at West-
2011, or be forever barred. Representative (1) Octomber 9, 2011 (one ern Branch WWTP and other upgrades. - All other
Persons believed to be heirs 202-696-9634 year from date of death of the
or legatees of the decedent TRUE TEST COPY deceased settler) or (2) work specified herein and/or indicated on the plans.
who do not receive a copy of TYPESET:
REGISTER OFMon WILLS May 23 15:54:58 EDT 2011
N o v e m b e r 1 3 , 2 0 11 ( 6 Drawings Plans are available to potential sub-

this notice by mail within 25 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 months from the date of first contractors and suppliers, and other interested par-
days of its first publication publication of this notice) or ties must obtain WSSC security clearance in order
shall so inform the Register (3) ninety days after the to obtain the Construction Plans. WSSC´s Security
Superior Court of
of Wills, including name, ad- Trustee sends the person a Clearance Form may be found in CBR under the tab
dress and relationship. the District of copy of the trust instrument ”Bidder Registration”. Parties interested in obtaining
Date of Publication: District of Columbia and a notice informing the
person of the trust’s exis- the Construction Plans are required to complete this
Name of newspaper: tence, the Trustee’s name Form and submit it along with a copy of the ap-
Washington, D.C. and address, and the time al- plicant´s Driver´s License to Ms. Ana Debevoise of
Washington Law 20001-2131 lowed for commencing a WSSC´s Acquisition Office by mail at the address
Reporter Administration No. proceeding. listed above, by fax at (301)206-8290 or by e-mail at
Valerie Lancaster Beal 2011ADM345 The Trustee may proceed to Quotes will be
Personal Joe Louis Randolph distribute the trust property in evaluated on scope, price, experience, financial
Representative Decedent accordance with the terms of condition, and other pertinent factors. EOEM/F
917-576-8302 the trust before the expiration
Evelyn E. Crawford

May 23 15:53:06
Queen EDT 2011 of the time within which an
action must be commenced
5/13, 5/20, 5/27 1629 K Street NW unless the Trustee knows of
Suite 300 a pending judicial proceeding
Superior Court of Washington DC 20006 contesting the validity of the
the District of Attorney trust or the Trustee has re-
NOTICE OF ceived notice from a potential
District of Columbia contestant who thereafter
Washington, D.C. NOTICE TO proceeding within sixty days
20001-2131 CREDITORS after notification.
Administration No.
This Notice must be mailed
postmarked within 15 days of
Erik Randolph and Tony Ran- its first publication to each
James Marc Taylor
Decedent dolph, whose address(es) is heir and qualified beneficiary
1012 Jackson Street NE, of the trust and any other per-
Washington DC 20017 were s o n w h o w o u l d b e a n
appointed personal repre- interested person within the KNOW...
NOTICE TO sentative(s) of the estate of meaningof D.C. Code, sec.
Joe Louis Randolph, who 20-101(d)
died on February 25, 2011 Date of Publication:
Rachel Randolph, whose ad-
without a will, and will serve May 13, 2011
without Court supervision. All Name of newspaper: THE AFRO
dress is 5221 Winchester unknown heirs and heirs Afro-American
Crossing Court, Canal Win- whose whereabouts are un- Washington Law
known shall enter their Reporter
chester, Ohio 43110 was ap- Lillian L. Barnes
pointed personal representa- appearance in this proceed-
ing. Objections to such Personal
tive of the estate of James TYPESET: Mon May 23 15:56:02 EDT 2011
Marc Taylor, who died on appointment shall be filed
with the Register of Wills, TRUE TEST COPY
March 30, 2011 without a will,
and will serve without Court D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W.,
Floor Washington,
WILLSMay 23 15:45:06 EDT 2011
supervision. All unknown Court ofD.C. 5/13, 5/20, 5/27
20001, on or before Novem-
heirs and heirs whose the District of
ber 13, 2011. Claims against
whereabouts are unknown District of Columbia
shall enter their appearance the decedent shall be pre- DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY
in this proceeding. Objec-
tions to such appointment withWashington,
shall be filed with the Regis- Wills or 20001-2131
filed with the Register DCFA # 446-WSA FOR
ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th ofAdministration
Wills with a copyNo. to the
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor undersigned,
2011NRT12 on or before
Washington, D.C. 20001, on Lena Celeste
or before November 13, Decedent forever barred. Loman Persons be- DIVISION I - MAIN PUMPING STATION AND TINGEY STREET DIVERSIONS
2011. Claims against the de- lieved to be heirs or legatees
cedent shall be presented to of the NOTICE
decedent OF who do not The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) requests the
the undersigned with a copy EXISTENCE
receive a copy of this OFnotice submittal of Qualifications/Proposals for the performance of professional engineer-
to the Register of Wills or filed by mail within 25 days of its
REVOCABLE ing and related services under the proposed agreement. The selected firm will
with the Register of Wills with first publication
TRUSTshall so in- provide design and related services for facilities that are part of DC Water´s Long
form the
a copy to the undersigned, on Lena Celeste Loman (name Register of Wills, Term Control Plan (DC Clean Rivers Project) for controlling CSOs to the Anacostia
or before November 13, ofincluding deceased name, address
settlor) whose and
2011, or be forever barred. address relationship. was 517 Fern Place,
Persons believed to be heirs NW, DateWashington
of Publication: DC 20012
May 13,a2011 DC Water will provide a design report to the successful firm which will comprise the
or legatees of the decedent created revocable trust on
who do not receive a copy of July Name 28, of newspaper:
1989, which re-
bases for that firm to complete a final design and related contract documents for
this notice by mail within 25 mained in existence on the obtaining bids to construct the facilities.
days of its first publication date of her death on October Law
shall so inform the Register 9,Reporter 2010, and Lillian L. DC Water anticipates that the agreement resulting from this request for proposals
of Wills, including name, ad- Barnes, whoseErik Randolph
address is will be subject to a Fair Share Objective for Minority and Women Business Enter-
dress and relationship. 9417 Utica Tony P lRandolph
ace, prises (MBE and WBE) participation. The program requirements are fully defined in
Date of Publication: Springdale, MarylandPersonal 20774 the U.S. EPA´s Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procure-
May 13, 2011 is the currently Representative
acting trustee, ment Under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements - May 27, 2008. The MBE and
Name of newspaper: hereinafter the 202-316-1221
240-672-4956 WBE Fair Share Objective will, as a minimum, be 28 percent and 4 percent,
Afro-American Communications to the trust
TRUE be TEST COPY respectively.
Washington Law TYPESET:
OF Mon May 23 15:55:39 EDT 2011
or directed
Reporter to Cheryl Chapman Hender-
Rachel Randolph son, Esq. at 5/13, 4920 5/20, 5/27
Niagara Interested firms should contact Ms. Kimberly Isom directly by e-mail at Kimberly.
Personal Road, Suite 200 College to obtain a more detailed Request for Qualifications/Proposal.
Representative Park,Superior Maryland 20740. Court of Requests must refer to DCFA #446-WSA. Submittals are due June 24, 2011 at 4:00
614-920-0279 The Trust theisDistrict
subject toof claims p.m.
TRUE Mon May 23of15:53:31
TEST COPY the deceased
District EDT
of 2011
REGISTER OF WILLS creditors, costsDIVISIONof admin-
5/13, 5/20, 5/27 istration of the settlor ’s
estate, Washington,
the expensesD.C. of the
Superior Court of deceased 20001-2131
settlor’s funeral
the District of Administration
and disposal of remains, No.and
District of Columbia statutory 2011ADM362
allowances to a
Amandaspouse G. Sellers and chil-
Washington, D.C. dren
aka to the extent the de-
ceased settlor’s residuary
20001-2131 Amanda
probate estate Sellers
is inadequate
Administration No. toDecedent
satisfy those claims, costs,
expenses, and allowances. OF
Betty J. Heath Claims APPOINTMENT,
of the deceased set-
Decedent NOTICE
tlor’s creditors are TO barred as
the Trustee and the
trust property unless pre-
TrusteeTO at the
NOTICE TO addressUNKNOWN provided HEIRS herein on
CREDITORS or before November 13,Cherly
Jackie Sellers and 2011
months after whose address
the date of theis
5814 Ruatan Street, College
UNKNOWN HEIRS first publication
Park,An 20740
of this no-
Linda Laws, whose address tice). actionwere appointed
to contest the
personal of representative(s)
this trust must beof
is 9314 Fairhaven Avenue, validity the estate ofby Amanda G. Sell-
Upper Marlboro, Maryland commenced the earliest of
aka Amanda 9, Sellers, who
20772 was appointed per- (1) died on February
2011 (one
22, 2011
sonal representative of the year from date of death of the
with a will, and will serve
estate of Betty J. Heath, who deceased settler) or with-
o v Court
e m b esupervision. All (un-
died on April 9, 2011 with a Nknown heirs
r 1 3 , 2 0 11
anddate heirsof whose
will, and will serve without months from the first
whereabouts arenotice)
Court supervision. All un- publication
shall enter days
of this
their appearance
known heirs and heirs whose (3) ninety
in this sends proceeding.
after the
whereabouts are unknown Trustee tions to such
the person
shall enter their appearance copy to the
of the trust instrument
probate of decedent´s
in this proceeding. Objec- and a notice informing the
will) shall be filed with the
tions to such appointment (or person Register
of the trust’s exis-
to the probate of decedent´s tence, theofTrustee’s
Wills, D.C., name515
5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
will) shall be filed with the and address, and the time al-
Washington, D.C. 20001, on
Register of Wills, D.C., 515 lowed for commencing
or before November 13,
5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor proceeding.
2011. Claims against the de-
Washington, D.C. 20001, on The Trustee may
cedent shall
be presented
or before November 13, distribute the trust property into
the undersigned with a copy
2011. Claims against the de- accordance
to the Register
with the terms
of Wills
or filed
cedent shall be presented to the trust before the expiration
the time within which with
the Register of Wills
the undersigned with a copy ofa copy to thebe undersigned,
to the Register of Wills or filed action must commenced
or before November knows13,
with the Register of Wills with unless
the Trustee
or be forever
a copy to the undersigned, on aPersonspending judicial proceeding
believed to be
or before November 13, contesting the validity ofheirs
or legatees of the decedent
2011, or be forever barred. trust who do
or the Trustee
not receive
has re-
a copy of
Persons believed to be heirs ceived notice from a potential news_3column.indd 3 2/23/11 9:17 AM
this notice by mail within 25
or legatees of the decedent contestant
who thereafter
who do not receive a copy of cshall o m m of enc itse sfirst
a publication
so inform the Register
this notice by mail within 25 proceeding within sixty days
D4 The Afro-American, May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011

Oil Rises Near $100, While Pump Prices Fall

By Chris Kahn
AP Energy Writer

NEW YORK – Oil rose close to $100 per

barrel on May 24 after the dollar weakened

Highway Safety Sponsors Team for ‘Click and a trio of major investment banks predicted
that prices will rise later this year.
Benchmark West Texas Intermediate for
It or Ticket’ Campaign July delivery added $1.89 to settle at $99.59
per barrel on the New York Mercantile
By AFRO Staff Exchange. In London, Brent crude rose
$2.43 to settle at $112.53 on the ICE Futures
From May 23 to June 4, the District Department of exchange.
Transportation (DDOT) will be teaming up with the Metropolitan Prices climbed early as the dollar fell
Police Department (MPD) and other local and national law against other currencies. Oil, which is priced in
enforcement officers and highway safety sponsors to promote dollars, tends to increase when the dollar falls
their annual Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement campaign in and makes crude cheaper for investors holding
Although many American drivers have cut
preparation of Memorial Day weekend. As part of the campaign, (Courtesy Photo/MorgueFile. foreign money.
back on driving due to high gas costs, the
highway patrol across the nation will be revving up enforcement com) Oil also got a boost from reports by
international community is expected to
and cracking down on motorists who are caught operating a The District Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan
consume more gasoline.
vehicle without a seatbelt. Department of Stanley that said prices will almost certainly
Officers will be firmly enforcing the campaign throughout Transportation be higher later this year. The investment banks
its duration but patrol is expected to be at its strongest during (DDOT) and said the recent 15 percent drop was only a for the consumer," Schork said. "We can get
the evening and night hours. Statistics suggest that more people Metropolitan Police brief pause in what will likely be a long-term back to those levels, yeah. But I think it occurs
neglect wearing their seatbelts at night as opposed to the day, Department (MPD) rise to near-record levels. at great detriment to the global economic
according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. will be teaming up Goldman Sachs expects WTI to hit $135 recovery."
A nationwide study completed in 2009 revealed that for those to promote their per barrel by the end of 2012. Morgan Stanley MasterCard SpendingPulse, which tracks
who died in evening and night accidents that year, 62 percent annual Click It or predicts Brent will average $120 per barrel in gasoline purchases at retail stations around the
were not wearing seat belts at the time of their crash. The study Ticket enforcement 2011 while J.P. Morgan said Brent should hit U.S., said Tuesday that demand has dropped
also reported that 11,593 passengers died in motor vehicle crashes campaign which $130 per barrel in the third quarter. for 9 weeks in a row. Its survey showed
between the hours of 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. runs May 23 to June Even though U.S. drivers cut back on Americans bought an average of 386 million
“Many more nighttime traffic deaths can be prevented if more 4. gasoline purchases this year as pump prices gallons of gasoline per day for the four weeks
motorists simply start wearing their seatbelts,” Terry Bellamy, rose, the rest of the world is expected to keep ended May 20. That's down about 1.6 percent
DDOT’s acting director, said in a press release. “That’s why DDOT strongly supports consuming more. And OPEC countries will from the same period last year.
nighttime enforcement of seatbelt laws during the Click It or Ticket campaign. Please be safe have an increasingly tougher time meeting The recent drop in oil has taken some
and buckle up.” demand for oil, the investment banks said. pressure off the economy. Gasoline pump
Since 1997, motorists across the District have been buckling up, helping to make "It is only a matter of time until inventories prices fell this month after nearly reaching a
Washington, D.C. one of the national leaders in seatbelt usage. In just 13 years, the percentage and OPEC spare capacity will become national average of $4 per gallon. They fell
of seatbelt compliance in the area has risen from 58 percent to 92 percent, according to a effectively exhausted," Goldman Sachs analyst Tuesday for a 12th straight day to an average
DDOT press release. “The national average is 85 percent for seatbelt usage rate. The District David Greely said in a research note. of $3.828 per gallon, according to AAA,
[however], is at 92 percent so compared to the national average and compared to where we Analyst and trader Stephen Schork said oil Wright Express and Oil Price Information
were at not too long ago, the usage has gone way up so we’re happy with that,” said DDOT prices could possibly rebound to the predicted Service. A gallon of regular is now 3.2 cents
spokesman John Lisle. “But that still means that they’re hundreds if not thousands of people levels later this year, but that would put cheaper than it was a month ago but still
that still drive without their seatbelt and that’s dangerous. So that’s why we do this campaign, extreme pressure on the economy. At those $1.035 higher than the same time last year.
to get the word out.” levels for oil, gasoline prices would rise well In other Nymex trading, heating oil added
Penalties for driving without a seatbelt are expected to range from a $50 fine to possibly beyond $4 per gallon — squeezing travel 6.16 cents to settle at $2.9213 per gallon and
two points attached to a driving record. budgets and likely forcing many people to gasoline futures gained 5.21 cents to settle at
drive less. $2.958 per gallon. Natural gas lost less than a
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