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Residents Fight Tea Party Candidate Confuses

for More Youth Jobs Constitution with Declaration
By Shernay Williams
AFRO Staff Writer of Independence
Next month, a city- By AFRO Staff
sponsored youth employment
program will pay wages for Tea party favorite Herman
5,100 teenagers as they land Cain launched his candidacy
jobs around the city, but for president on May 21 by
a coalition of community chiding Americans to re-read
groups says that’s not enough. the Constitution – but only
The Full Employment proved that he himself needs
Baltimore organization wants a refresher course.
the summer Youth Works Photo courtesy of Ralph E. Moore Jr. “We don’t need to rewrite
program to serve 9,000 youth Baltimore residents came out for Taxpayer’s Night to the Constitution of the United
– the same figure the group discuss the city budget with the Council members and to States; we need to re-read
thought was sponsored in make the point that fewer jobs for youth is bad for the the Constitution and enforce
2009. After a fact check, they city. the Constitution,” Cain
learned the city only funded profit groups, carried placards and protection services,” said to a cheering crowd on
Courtesy Photo
7,100 youth that year and calling for youth jobs, living Flanagan said. She wore a Saturday, May 21 in Atlanta’s
Herman Cain announces his run for Republican candidate
5,000 last year. wage employment and an end bright green shirt that read, Centennial Olympic Park.
for president at a rally May 21 with a misfire, calling on
Still, their message to construction on a proposed “It’s About Opportunity – But then the radio talk
people to read the Constitution, but what he wanted
remains the same: fewer jobs youth jail. show host proved his own
Continued on A3 Americans to pay attention to isn’t in the document.
for youth will be detrimental “We believe when
to Baltimore. the citizens of Baltimore ignorance by alluding
Before a taxpayer’s night
budget hearing at the War
are working ... they will
be less dependent on the
Sprite’s Step Off II Showcases Greek Creativity to passages from the
Declaration of Independence
Memorial Building May government and charities,” – a separate document
18, the group protested for Ralph Moore said. He’s one published years before the
an hour, demanding more of the lead organizers for Constitution.
funding for youth jobs and Full Employment Baltimore. “Now, I know that there
for the city to reprioritize “We need to save the city by are some people that are not
spending to promote youth saving our youth,” he said. going to do that (read it),
empowerment rather “It will generate a stronger so for the benefit of those
than preparing youth for workforce in the future if who are not going to read it
incarceration. today’s youth are used to because they don’t want us
At the protest, Full getting paid now.” to go by the Constitution,
Employment Baltimore, Alexis Flanagan, director there’s a little section in there
which is comprised of at least at the Safe and Sound that talks about ‘life, liberty
nine organizations and non- Campaign, said it seems and the pursuit of happiness.’
city government predicts “You know, those ideals
Baltimore City residents will that we live by, we believe
Listen to “First Edition” in, your parents believed
fail. She says the mayor’s
budget allocates 11 times in, they instilled in you.
more funding to crime When you get to the part
control than to the healthy about ‘life, liberty and the
Join Host Sean Yoes development of children and pursuit of happiness,’ don’t
 Sunday @ 8 p.m. on youth: $265 million versus stop there, keep reading,”
$24 million. Photo by John Moore he continued. “‘Cause that’s
88.9 WEAA FM, the
“If we invest in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Sigma chapter from Clark Atlanta University shows when it says ‘when any form
Voice of the Community. of government becomes
success of our residents, it they have what it takes at the Sprite Step Off II competiton on May 21 at Prince
will reduce the need for crime George’s County’s Show Place Arena. See page C3 for more coverage.
Continued on A4

Memorial Day:
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Remembering the Fallen

Washington, D.C., is gearing up the National Memorial Day Parade in
for the annual tribute to the men and the capital.
women that have served the country The parade of marching bands
in the military. and veteran units from across the
Celebrities such as actor Gary United States kicks off at 2 p.m. at
Sinise and “Wheel of Fortune” host the corner of Constitution Avenue and
Pat Sajak will be on hand May 30 for Continued on A4

Courtesy Photo
Victoria Kent (left), Karen Morgan, Tericka Tate and Police
Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld (right) attended a kick-off vigil May
5 for the Remember Me organization, which memorializes missing or
murdered Black women.

‘Remember Me’ Works to Memorialize

Missing, Murdered Black Women
By Shernay Williams It was at a local vigil for the teen
AFRO Staff Writer that Kent decided Barnes and the
countless other Black women who
Like so many around the country, had experienced similar tragedies
Victoria Kent was horrified by deserved better. “The ceremony
the disappearance of 16-year-old was poorly organized and very few
Phylicia Barnes. But while many people showed up on time,” she said. Photo by Rob Roberts
residents merely followed Barnes “I’m a young African-American Family members and friends place a wreath on the tomb of Col. Charles
story, Kent, 23, was inspired into female and I grew up in Baltimore
Join the AFRO on Young, during a special recognition in 2010 in honor of his service to the
action. Continued on A4
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A2 The Afro-American, May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011

AFRO National Briefs they’re no longer infected,

or infectable—no longer
infectable by HIV—and
have strained relations with
Black residents in his home
state. “The folks that had a
15 Appointed to U.S. Black Chamber, to make those white cells become the vested interest weren’t really
Your History • Your Community • Your News
Advisory Council sure that Black businesses whole immune system of consulted,” David Watkins,
The Afro-American Newspapers benefit from an upswing in
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters on Underserved that individual, you’ve got a Richmond County, Ga.
Communities the nation’s economy.” essentially a functional cure,” state court judge, told the AP.
2519 N. Charles Street “The Council on
The U.S. Small Business Levy said. “Look, imagine you invite
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 Underserved Communities
Administration appointed Phill Wilson, the founder someone to your house to
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 15 new members to its will provide valuable insight and executive director of the spend the night and you don’t Council on Underserved and advice into how we can Black AIDS Institute in Los ask your wife, and it may be
Communities, including the ensure small businesses in Angeles, said Brown may someone she didn’t agree
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 president of the U.S. Black these communities throughout not be the first person who with. Would that go well?”
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II Chamber of Commerce. the country have access to the has been “cured,” a word In the past year, the
The council, which will be tools they need to grow, create he called “complex and affiliation of Thomas’ wife
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr.
chaired by Catherine Hughes, jobs and win the future,” interesting.” with the tea party movement
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222
the founder of Radio One and Johns said. “Technically, a cure means has surfaced. Critics have
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 TV One, will provide advice we can eradicate the virus also called for him to sit
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales on ways to help strengthen Man, 45, Cured of AIDS from an HIV-positive person’s out of the anticipated court
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 and sustain small businesses Due to Immunity Gene body. I don’t think we are fight over President Obama’s in underserved communities. A San Francisco man close to finding that,” he said health care reform act, as
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 Strategies will focus on may be the first person to be in an e-mail. “I do think we his wife publicly criticized
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 increasing entrepreneurship, “cured” of AIDS due to an are close to the day when the legislation. These
Advertising Account Executive outreach, and training. HIV immunity gene. people are more likely to die controversies have infuriated
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274 “Thirty years ago, I grew According to San with HIV than from HIV. I residents of Augusta.
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 my business with the help Francisco CBS affiliate think we have the tools to James L. Kendrick, a
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265
of an SBA loan,” Hughes KCBS, Timothy Ray Brown, stop new infection, and slow leader in Augusta’s Black
told City Biz List, a Web site who tested positive in 1995, down disease progression community said, “[Thomas]
Director, Community & Public Relations
dedicated to business owners. may be the first man in history dramatically.” has a tough relationship with
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243
“I’m so pleased to be chairing to have the deadly disease his native state.
Editorial the Council on Underserved completely removed from Justice Clarence “In most cases and by the
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu Communities and to help his body due to a “functional Thomas Goes Home, standard of a lot of Black
E-mail: entrepreneurs in communities cure.” but Not All Cheer Him people, Justice Thomas voted
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277
across the country take Brown received a bone Clarence Thomas, the only to the opposite of what they
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119
advantage of those same marrow stem cell transplant Black justice on the Supreme felt was good,” Kendrick told
opportunities for success.” in Berlin, Germany, back in Court, was welcomed with the AP. “People feel betrayed
Global Markets Ron Busby Sr. leads 2007 after battling HIV and a standing ovation May 18 by him.”
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 the U.S. Black Chamber of leukemia. The donor appears at a ceremony to dedicate an During his speech, Thomas Commerce and was recently to have carried a gene which Augusta courthouse named addressed public criticism
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager honored at the Black Capitol made them immune to HIV, after a civil rights leader. But and said judges should not be
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116 an immunity which may have not everyone in attendance
Awards held in Washington, consumed by public opinion
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager
D.C. in April. Busby is known been passed to Brown. was pleased to see him. and said he expected “this
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266
as one of the country’s top Since the transplant, According to The courthouse will always be a
Production Department - 410-554-8288 CEOs as his company, USA Brown has stopped using his Associated Press, some refuge from the shifting tides
Super Clean, an Oakland, HIV medication. residents were angered that of public interest.” Augusta
Washington Office Calif. janitorial company, “I’m cured of HIV. I had Thomas, 62, was selected to Mayor Deke Copenhaver
started with an annual revenue HIV but I don’t anymore,” speak at the grand opening of invited Thomas to speak
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723
of $150,000 and now grosses Brown told the news station. a courthouse named after civil and defended his decision.
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297
more than $15 million per Dr. Jay Levy at the rights lawyer John “Jack” “Justice Thomas is a Georgia
General Manager
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116 year. University of California, Ruffin Jr. Ruffin was the native and it’s appropriate
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 “This appointment is San Francisco, who helped first Black chief judge of the for him to speak at the event
both a privilege and a great discover the HIV virus, said state Court of Appeals, and as well,” Copenhaver said,
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: responsibility,” Busby told Brown’s case is significant for was recognized for his push according to the AP. “It offers
410-554-8234 DC Small Biz. “Our nation HIV/AIDS research. to integrate local schools. a real perspective on America.
Customer is clearly on the cusp of an “If you’re able to take the Thomas’ known conservative People have differing views,
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226 economic recovery and it is white cells from someone record and firm stance against but that’s not necessarily a
Nights and Weekends: 410-554-8282 my goal, and the goal of the and manipulate them so affirmative action programs bad thing.”

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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3

2 The Afro-American, InLayMonth InLayDay, InLayYear - InLayMonth InLayDay, InLayYear May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011, The Afro-American
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-

Mayoral Candidate Releases Agenda for a New Baltimore

AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On
Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding
relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace
By Shernay Williams multiple times in the back seat up to $5,000 for proposing reforms that equate routinely measure government
blog, she thanked services.
fans and Andsup-
AFRO Staff Writer of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- to city savings or improvements. the inspector general’s
porters office would
for their become
prayers and
tered to Hudson’s murdered As a means to remedy the city’s often long- more independent whilea residents
offered $100,000wouldreward to
A mayoral hopeful unveiled a policy brother, was towed with the winded approval process, he says if agencies be able to submitanyone
complaints anonymously
who returned the boy
agenda last week that he said would rebuild boy’s body inside and is being fail to respond to any application within 90 online. Each major city agency would house an
Baltimore’s government. The seven-page plan processed by evidence techni- days, it would be automatically approved. Internal Audits Office Sincewhose directors would
the investigation,
proposes to overhaul city agencies, ensuring cians and workers. The body “The reality is this: saying no is as much of Hudson –
report to the inspector general. who gained stardom
they diligently collaborate to provide timely was later removed and taken to an answer as saying yes, but not giving any afterway
“I think the only appearing
we areon “American
going to be
services; increases disclosures among city the Cook County Medical answer is disrespectful to your customers and Idol,” and then won
able to have a successful city, a strong an city,
Examiner’s office. Academy Award for her role in
workers, agencies, contractors and lobbyists it sends the wrong message about Baltimore,” is if we start to get smarter in terms of not
Hudson and other family the movie Dreamgirls – has
and provides more opportunities for the public Rolley said. tolerating the waste, fraud and abuse that’s
members arrived at the Medical stayed out of the public eye.
to issue complaints and request information. Examiner’s office mid-after- The plan is also stern on outside occurred for decades TheinChicago
and decades out report-
Tribune in
“The government’s infrastructure right now noon to identify the body. contractors.
Julian King,Parties doingHudson’s
Jennnifer work for the city
nephew. Baltimore,” saided Rolley.
that a parade of cars moved
is broken,” mayoral candidate Otis Rolley said Given the choice between look- would be more vulnerable to random audits Johns Hopkins political
slowly past professor
her family’s Lester
in a recent phone interview. “You talk to the ing directly at the body or – atAleast 10 percent
spokesman would
for the officeexperience them but isK.
the murders Spence
being held said
in many elements of
Monday morning, past theRolley’s
African-American community, you talk to the viewing it on a wall-mounted annually
told – and every
the newspaper thatcontractor
Hudson earning proposal,
jail for parole violation afterincluding
newsrequiring certainand
vans, reporters campaign
White community within the city, and you hear upwards of $25 million would automatically donation disclosures and barring ousbig donors
Courtesy Photos
that ... It’s not something that you are going be audited. Contractors would also have to from no-bid contracts, should Neighbors
at least be stood
Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who
was be killed,
able to as tweakwelloras reform, it has to be
her brother, Jason.
“She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
submit detailed quietly and
completely rebuilt.” invoices and reflected on the
Rolley, who worked as the city’s planning video screen, the family chose It’s not something that you are going to be able to
“remained strong for her fami-
reports of work
being convicted of attempted violence.
ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijack-
the bodyand Sheila Dixon’s chief plate of staff, performed.
of her
should be run
just hours
X584859 was found on
Chicago’s West Side after
the latter. According to the
Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, tweak or reform, it has to be completely rebuilt.
“She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, men in heavy jackets
In front of the Hudson’s

police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.” ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both and hooded sweatshirts
like a business where citizens are the
after his body was found in a bidding
was woulda very emotional charges in 1999. He was also
obviously kiss the twin white
customers. His proposal places an emphasis be required for

ACORN Fights Back

moment.” convicted in 1998 for posses- ing the names of Donerson and
on transparency within city agencies, requiring AFRO File Photo/John Moore professional
The boy – service
the son ofcontracts
Julia exceeding brainers.”
sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Jason.
the bureaus to post annual strategic plans and Otis Rolley, candidate for Baltimore $25,000 Jennifer’s
Hudson, except in sister
– had and He donors
was released from“People
prison indon’t believe government works
“Everybody is sick of going
improve communications with other agencies. mayor, has unveiled a plan to rebuild who missing
been contribute $10,000
since Friday,or more would be servingfor
2006 after them,”
seven yearsSpence said. “(This) represents
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
through stuff like this,” Artisha
The “top heavy” deputy mayor structure would Baltimore’s government. barreda from
when obtaining
relative no-bid contracts.
found Julian’s a good and
for the attempted murder beginning, andaifformer
West, these ideas
also be eliminated, he says, to ensure agency Rolley said
grandmother, the increased competitive
Darnell the very least debated,
car hijacking charges. area told the Tribune. to
it should lead “Wea all
By Alan have Kingmore defined roles andand report
Dallas Cowboys cityplayers
workers would have toObama’s
No wonder live in the city. is
campaign bidding would
Donerson, allow
57, and minority businesses,
his uncle, The boy remainedsubstantive
missing campaign whoever the eventual
have to stick together. All these
AFRO Staff to theWriter
mayor. Tony Romo and Terrell “YouOwens,
wouldn’t worktryingfor to Under
distanceArmour him from the smaller
Jason firms and
Hudson, non-profits
29, shot to deathto take advantage
through winnerinis.”
a long weekend young children are dying, and
Lobbyists would be required toamong register the names submitted to
wearing somebody group,
else’ssaying, “Barack
apparel,” he Obama
said. ofhis
in more contracts. He’s
grandmother’s home also
in proposed
sync and volunteers
In a phone interview,
for what?” Keiana Page, a
Presidential candidate John
with the City Board of Ethics and disclose election officials. Never Organized with ACORN.” city7000
the minority
of Southrequirements
Yale with state member of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s
“So, it’s more than reasonable for people
their clients attack
andon howACORNmuch–they earned Hurd said those workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run regulations.
Avenue. campaign read a short, prepared statement
to have that same respect and love and
Associated Community were doing those things without long and deep. He taught classes An Amber
annually or face civil and criminal penalties. appreciation “When weAlert
spend– aour
dollars, we need to that said the mayor “has led the way on ethics
Organization for Reform Now – ACORN’s knowledge or permis-andfor support
ACORN. forTheythe corporation
even endorsed nation for high-risk
Board and commission members and any
sion, were fired. that they are working
him for President.are working
for. If you be making sure we missing
are doing it in a way that reform.” Page later forwarded an e-mail to the
confirms the success of the children – was issued Friday
entity seeking
organization, thegovernment
head of the action, including “The evidence that in thehascity
sur-of Baltimore
But nowyou ACORN should is inlive creates more opportunity for these small and
in the
trouble. AFRO arguing that as Sheila Dixon’s chief of
after Julian was discovered
group says. would reveal all contributions city
faced so far shows they faked of Baltimore.” Reporter: There are at least mid-sized businesses and I think if we do that staff, Rolley authorized salary increases for top
missing after the murders.
to city
“This politicians.
is testimonyCity to theworkers
work wouldforms also
to get paid for work He saidtheythe residency requirement
11 investigations acrossistheone we create more opportunities
Police arrested William for persons of workers, while Rawlings-Blake has reduced
file financial disclosures
we’ve done and success we’ve one year post- of
didn’t do, not to stuff ballotthe few ways city government
country involving thousands can directly ofcolor and women in our
Balfour, the missing boy’s step- city,” he said. salaries by 18 percent since taking office. The
had,” Maude Hurd, president of boxes.” ACORN, she create
is the potentially fraudulent ACORN Akin to “secret shoppers”
father and estranged husband hired to test retail e-mail also noted that it is against state law to
And under
ACORN, said inRolley, all future orvictim
an interview promotedof fraud, not theWorkersperpetra-would receive financial incentives
forms. outlets, the city would
of Julia, at his girlfriend’s send “secret” testers to require workers to live within the city.
with the AFRO. tor of it. Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several

Residents Fight for More Youth Jobs

“When this attack started, we Hurd said the only things fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders.
had just announced that we had bogus are the charges them- paid more than $800,000 to an Balfour’s mother, Michele, has
registered 1.3 million new vot- selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had
ers,” she said. from A1 just to say
“That’s agrees. efforts. nothing to do with the slayings.
that someone’s running scared It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky
Invest in it.” Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Blake sponsored
Hudson an Orioles a hearing about youth jobs
because of ACORN’s success.” ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
“We have to start to shift and Ravens Raffle to raise funding for June 2, although
McCain, who is running for been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
the way money
president is spent.” tick- charged with, casting fraudulent
on the Republican Blind ambition. Too risky for money for the summer jobs it was not posted to the
The swelling
et, lashed out at ACORNcrowd in took
the votes.” America. program. Baltimore City Council online
debate from
againstthe protest
Barack The problem came about pri- Councilman Pete Welch legislative calendar as of May
Obama,the War Memorial,
contending the group “is marily because of the way Since McCain’s comments, told the group he’s scheduled 24.
relaying demands
on the verge of maybe to city
perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than ACORN’s 87 offices have been
ing one of members
the greatest one-by-one.
frauds in rely on volunteers, it pays peo- bombarded with threats and Charmetria Toni Wright, affectionately known as
“Mechie” shined her light upon the world on August 19,
voter history doesn’t work
in this country, ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail. 1985 in Baltimore, MD to Charmetria Hines and James
because its people
maybe destroying thedon’t,”
fabric of ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential Wright. She went on to paradise on January 1, 2011 after
a lengthy illness.
democracy.” one man. The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the
Charmetria Toni Wright leaves to cherish her memory:
“A budget is aa moral, non-partisan being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle Her mother, Charmetria Hines (Donnie Hill); father,
Web site, found and itthose
shows claimswhere
to the registration. offices and stole computers. James Wright, Sr. (Kim Wright); 2 grandmothers, Toni
be “exaggerated,” with “no evi- Maud explained, “We have a After a Cleveland representative BREAD Wingfield NOT
and Florine
ON THE Johnson
LIST(preceded in death); Dun-
the city puts its priorities ... bar Class of 2003 and a host of very loyal and devoted
dence of any such democracy-
obviously they aren’t with the zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was friends. Also special friends, Ebony, Lindsay and Angela.
destroying fraud.” ate falsification of registration.” sent to the local office saying she August 29, 1985 - January 1, 2011 – Mrs. Betty Moore
youth,” said Maureem Daly.
Hurd believes the McCain Most news account neglect to “is going to have her life ended.”
Council members listened
charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is A worker in Providence, R.I.,
ed. to the comments, required by law to turn in all reg- received a threatening call say-
unable to respond
She said, “Because directly.
it’s low- istration forms. And they also fail ing, “We know you get off work

andLester Davis, a spokesman

moderate-income people, to note that it was the organiza- at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
and people of color,President
City Council I believe the tion, in many instances, that first A caller to one office left a
Bernard C. “Jack”thinks
McCain campaign Young, those brought the phony registrations message on the answering
votersheare fears
going constituents
to vote to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
don’t understand
Democratic, which thatis notthe neces- The McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that
Photo courtesy of Ralph E. Moore Jr.
sarily true.”can only snip away isn’t interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get
Before the budget hearing, Baltimore residents took the streets to spread the word
at theACORNmayor’s is no$2.7 billion
stranger to points, preferring to air mislead- hung. He’s a (expletive deleted)
about the need for more youth jobs this summer.
controversy. not allot more funding ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of We never run low on irony in Baltimore. Or restaurants that serve local
to aFor particular
38 years,area. “If they
the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are grass-fed beef, merchants that carry housemade pickles and pâté, or
want more youthhas fought
jobs,for social his
I don’t saidpolitical
he doesn’t “expect
support. spokesmanand
fraudulent, Ianyou Brennan.
need to go “She
to lowered the tail end of the markets that sell goods from local farms. It’s foodie heaven around here.
and economic
think anyone justice
on thefor low-
council anyMcCain:
changesI’m to John
the mayor’s
McCain made
hell. Allthatthe commitment
niggers on oaktotrees. participant age from 24 to 21 The next time you wander under I-83 with a cup of Zeke’s
and moderate-income and I approve this
budget,” but added that message. They’re
keep it going get
gonna all hung hon-
... YouthWorks and reduced youth work hours
can disagree with that, they 1 BANANA and a bag of kale, do it as a homeowner. City home prices are
Americans. With 400,000 mem- Announcer: Who is Barack eys, they’re going to get assassi- from 30 to 25 hours a week. historically low and interest rates are, too. At Live Baltimore, we’ll
ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.” Gov. Martin O’Malley
match you with homebuying incentives, renovation information,
Another message said, “You neighborhoods, and more.
“We need to save the city by saving our youth.”
than 1,200 neighborhood chap-
ters in 110 cities nationwide,
baptism performed at warp
speed.” Vast ambition. After col- liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive allocated $1.3 million from So if you’ve ever told yourself,
ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. deleted). Welfare bums. You the state’s supplemental “Someday I’ll own my own place,” get in touch.
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Economy Gives Chills to New College Grads

By Vincent Smith workers were let go, while 2.4 million
TriceEdney Wire workers were hired overseas.
According to the National Association of
The poor state of the nation’s economy, Colleges and Employers, after hitting an all-
which has significantly affected the state of time low during the recession, the amount of
the job market over the past several years, is new college students being hired is expected
giving chills to new college graduates as increase this year. This could be the reason
thousands face the real world this spring. why Georgetown senior Chris Kelley is not
Fresh out of school, a new pool of people
plan to enter the work force. But, is the
work force ready and willing to add even “Should ... students be
more people to the already large group of
Americans looking for jobs? Should students especially concerned right
be worried that they will not be able to find
adequate employment or any employment at
now? Yes ... I don’t feel that
all? they understand totally ...
Carol Dudley, director of career
development at Howard University feels how bad the economy is.”
that worry should play a part in the minds of
graduating seniors.
– Carol Dudley
Photo by Rob Roberts
“Students should always be worried about Howard University’s Director of Career Development Carol Dudley believes graduates
getting jobs regardless of what the economy should be concerned about employment, regardless of the economy. worried about his post-graduation plans. He
is like,” she said. “Should ... students be already has them set in stone. “I am going to
especially concerned right now? Yes ... I anxiety and nervousness still play a role blaming the economy is not enough for be working on a training floor at the Royal
don’t feel that they understand totally ... how in some graduating seniors’ lives. Katie people like Illinois Democrat Rep. Jesse Bank of Scotland in Stanford, Conn.,” said
bad the economy is.” Derhim, a senior at Catholic University in Jackson Jr. Speaking on the House floor, Kelley.
This statement, however, differs from Washington, D.C., is one of those seniors. “I he recently offered his reasoning about He then gave this advice: “Be assertive.
findings of a recent survey released by know not a lot of people are hiring right now why the job market is so bad. According to Be yourself. Don’t sell out. Do something
the National Association of Colleges so I’m nervous there will not be anything Jackson, new gadgets like the Apple iPad and you want to do.”
and Employers. According to the survey, available,” Derhim said. Amazon’s Kindle have destroyed the book Advice for college seniors does not
employers have recently grown to be more Derhim’s classmate, Jenna Ferlise, shares industry by putting major chain stores like seem to be hard to come by. Howard’s
adamant about hiring new graduates of the some of the same concerns. “I’m nervous Borders out of business; thus, adding to the Carol Dudley said, “Begin first making the
class of 2011. about getting a job [after] graduation. There number of lost jobs in the nation. intellectual shift. Begin to think: ‘I am a
The survey also indicated an increase in [are] just not really a lot of jobs. I feel like According to the U.S Commerce professional person, I’m no longer a just a
projected hiring numbers from Sept. 2010 you ... [only] get one if you know somebody,” Department, shipping jobs oversees has led student ... I am a student transforming into a
to April 2011. In September, employers said Ferlise. to a huge decrease in jobs here in America. professional.’ So when that individual begins
anticipated hiring 13.5 percent more According to the Department of Labor, Records say American multinational the job search ... the type of cover letter
graduates coming from the class of 2011 than the jobless rate for new graduates averaged companies, that employ one-fifth of total that’s being submitted to HR professionals ...
the graduates of 2010. Now, the number has 9.3 percent in 2010. For older graduates, this Americans employed, have decreased the becomes that of a person who is ... bringing
jumped to 19.3 percent. doubles. number of American workers in recent years. a set of skills to a professional team working
But regardless of what numbers say, Where have all these jobs gone? Simply During the 2000s 2.9 million American on a common goal of the organization.”

Maryland Adopts Green Construction Codes

By George Barnette Council, the IGCC “provides a comprehensive sector is vital to our ability to create jobs and
AFRO Staff Writer set of requirements intended to reduce the compete globally in the new economy.”
negative impact of buildings on the natural Many of O’Malley’s policy goals fall
Gov. Martin O’Malley continues to environment.” Despite the new law, local into the range of sustaining Maryland’s
move Maryland towards a greener future as jurisdictions aren’t required to adhere by the environment. O’Malley wants to restore the
he signed into law the state’s adoption of standards. Local jurisdictions can adopt these Chesapeake, reduce greenhouse gases, move
the International Green Construction Code standards instead of those set forth by the towards more energy efficiency and renewable
(IGCC). “We became the first state in America Maryland Building Performance Standards. energy, and increase mass transit ridership.
to adopt the International Green Construction However, according to the law, if local To achieve these goals, O’Malley
Code,” O’Malley said during a May 11 speech. jurisdictions do adopt the IGCC, it can make has signed partnerships with Delaware
“This session, with your help, we also created amendments adding further provisions as long and Virginia to advance offshore wind
new incentives for constructing green, high- as those provisions don’t weaken or prohibit development, making it a requirement that
performance homes. “ the minimum requirements set forth by the 20 percent of Maryland’s energy come from
This comes as no surprise to the U.S. Green IGCC or weaken energy conservation or renewable sources by 2022 and adopting the
Building Council (USGBC). Officials there efficiency standards. Clean Cars Act in 2007 to reduce amount
say they’ve noticed O’Malley’s vision for a It’s no question though what O’Malley of greenhouse gas emissions on the state’s
green future and are pleased with the passing would prefer, as he’s made several comments highways.
of the legislation. “Maryland has been one this year about moving towards greener Maryland is the first state to wholly adopt
of the most important cradles of the green technology and cleaner energy. “Energy the IGCC standards. The law will take effect
building movement and today’s adoption of touches every aspect of our lives from the March 2012.
the IGCC is another important notch in the cost of heating our homes to
belt for a state that’s been leading the way on sustaining our resources for
these issues,” said Roger Platt, senior vice
president of Global Policy and Law, USGBC,
in a statement. “It is only fitting that the next
future generations. Weare
all here today because we
understand that we are in a
Tea Party Candidate
step toward true market transformation and the AFRO File Photo/Bill Tabron fight for our children’s future,” Continued from A1
advancement of the green building movement Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed O’Malley said in a statement. destructive of those ideals,
happens in Annapolis, under Gov. Martin legislation that adopts the International “Maryland is leading the it is the right of the people
“We don’t need to
O’Malley’s leadership, and with the expert nation’s efforts in clean
counsel of USGBC’s Maryland Chapter.”
Green Construction Code, making
energy and sustainability, and
to alter or abolish it.’ We’ve rewrite the
Maryland the first state in America to do got some altering and some
According to the International Code so. our State’s growing ‘green’ abolishing to do!” Constitution of the
The Constitution does
not include the phrase “life,
United States; we
‘Remember Me’ Works to Memorialize
Continued from A1
liberty and the pursuit of
happiness” nor does it
mention abolishing or altering
need to re-read the
Constitution ...”
a destructive government
Cain, the son of a
– Herman Cain
and it was heartbreaking [to learn about Barnes]. I thought that disappearances. “The commissioner is committed to working
there must be a lot of girls who have been raped and murdered hand in hand with the community,” he said, “and groups chauffeur and a maid, is
and she got some coverage, but there are a lot that didn’t.” like this do lead to many tips being received that help in the a graduate of Morehouse A long-shot candidate,
This month, the Loyola University graduate and two friends investigations of missing person cases.” College and Purdue Cain joins a GOP field that
formed Remember Me, an organization that memorializes Tanise Ervin, a 19-year-old killed by crossfire outside a University; worked as a includes former Minnesota
Maryland’s missing or murdered Black women. Better Waverly carryout last March, will be the first woman mathematician with the Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Rep. Ron
Kent says a victim’s story might initially appear in a Navy and worked his way up Paul (R-Texas), former Gov.
newspaper, but by the following week, everyone has “forgotten the corporate ladder before Gary Johnson (R-N.M.), and
about her,” and she is merely added to the police’s missing or becoming President and CEO former Speaker of the House
murdered statistics. “That’s a tragedy,” Kent said. “If something
“I thought that there must be a lot of girls of Godfather’s Pizza. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga).
were to happen to me or someone I knew, God forbid, I who have been raped and murdered and
wouldn’t want to be just a statistic.”
According to the police department, four Black women have
been killed this year and 18 were murdered in 2010.
(Phylicia Barnes) got some coverage, but
there are a lot that didn’t.”
Memorial Day
Continued from A1
The group plans to highlight one missing or murdered
woman a month, holding vigils for the dead and a gathering – Victoria Kent Seventh Street in northwest Medal of Honors for acts of
called “Honk for Her” for the missing. During “Honk for and proceeds west down bravery.
Her,” the organization, along with supporters and the victim’s Constitution Avenue, past the
family members, wield signs and photos at the location of the officially spotlighted by the group in June. White House. For more information on
disappearance and urge passing drivers to honk their horns to Kent is working on obtaining non-profit status for The parade will honor the parade, visit: http://www.
bring attention to the woman. Remember Me and is teaming up with other groups with members of the military nationalmemorialdayparade.
Remember Me’s first vigil, held earlier this month outside similar missions, including the human rights organization who have died on duty and com. For more information
City Hall, attracted support from Police Commissioner Power Inside, which supports women and girls who have will also include a tribute to about other memorial events,
Frederick Bealefeld and state Del. Mary Washington, who both experienced gender-based violence and oppression. the victims of the Sept. 11 visit:
spoke while supporters waved placards in honor of several Kent’s ultimate goal is for the group to maintain a national terrorist attacks. hoildaysseasonalevents/a/
brutalized women. database of missing and murdered Black women and keep the Two veterans of the MemorialDay.htm.
Police spokesman Kevin Brown said groups like Kent’s memory of the victims alive. “We have a lot of work to do,” she Korean and Vietnam wars The Associated Press
are “very helpful” as police conduct investigations into said. will also be presented with contributed to this report.
May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011, The Afro-American A5

Deamonte Driver’s Legacy
In 2007, Deamonte leaders last week as we launched
Driver’s died from a brain Maryland’s Oral Health Plan for the
infection caused by an next five years.
untreated toothache. His We are determined to expand access
death, at only 12 years of to affordable and effective oral health
age, shined a harsh spotlight care, do a far better job in preventing
on the sorry state of our oral disease and injury, and educate
country’s system of oral the public about how best to access the
health care. care that their families need.
For $80, Deamonte’s We can succeed here in Maryland,
infected tooth could have but we need a strong partner in the
been removed and his life federal government. Reforms like
saved. Yet, his family could the Children’s Health Insurance
not find a dentist willing to Reauthorization Act and the Patient
Elijah Cummings treat this child and take away Protection and Affordable Care
his pain. Acthave brought us closer to ensuring
That any American child that no other child suffers Deamonte’s
could die as a result of a tooth infection because he or she is fate.
unable to see a dentist is both a tragedy and a disgrace. We The Children’s Health Insurance
must do better – and we are. Program Reauthorization Act
Since Deamonte Driver’s tragic death, I have been working (“CHIP”) mandated – for the first
with both federal and state leaders to assure that this young time – that children eligible for the
man’s death would not be in vain. program receive dental coverage. I
Leading our movement to assure Deamonte Driver’s legacy was deeply gratified that this important The CHIP Reauthorization Act and the Affordable Care
for all of Maryland’s children are Gov. Martin O’Malley, reform legislation included several initiatives that I had long Act are major milestones in fulfilling our commitment to
Maryland’s Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene Dr. Josh advocated. our children’s health. Taken together with local initiatives
Sharfstein, and a public-private movement, the Maryland For example, children covered by CHIP now receive a like Maryland’s, they are a significant down payment in our
Dental Action Coalition, led by chairwoman Beth Lowe. guaranteed dental benefit that includes preventive, restorative, mission to honor Deamonte Driver’s life and legacy.
Driven by the evidence that 30 percent of Maryland’s third- and emergency dental care – coverage that also extends to It is both tragic and misguided that the new Republican
House majority is attempting to dismantle and defund these
grade children still have untreated dental cavities – and that children who are eligible for CHIP but have private medical
reforms. We cannot allow this step backward to prevail. The
nearly one-half of oral cancer cases are diagnosed only when insurance that does not include dental insurance. significant gains in oral health we are achieving would be lost,
those cancers have spread – we know that we have no time to Equally important, our Federally Qualified Community and lives would be lost as well.
waste. Health Centers now have the ability to contract with private Young and older alike, we all have a personal interest in
For example, 63 percent of Maryland’s Medicaid recipients dentists for the purpose of providing dental care under both seeing these reforms succeed. Maryland’s new Oral Health
were children in 2008, while only 19 percent of our dentists Medicaid and CHIP. Plan – combined with federal healthcare reform – can move us
were participating. Three years later, we have increased the Last March, President Obama signed into law the forward toward our goal.
number of participating dentists by one-third – and all of Affordable Care Act that authorizes $11 billion in federal Then, and only then, will we have fulfilled Deamonte
Maryland’s 24 local health departments now provide oral funding for these same community health centers. Less well Driver’s legacy.
health services on site. known, our health reform legislation also provides that every
This progress toward our goals is why I was so gratified insurance package offered through the new Health Insurance Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s
7th Congressional District in the United States House of
to join Beth Lowe, Secretary Sharfstein and other Coalition Exchanges will offer pediatric dentistry care starting in 2014.

Venezuela’s African Roots

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

Letters to the Editor Prescription Drug Advertising – Where is the Outrage?

What Does Memorial Day Mean to You? Many legislators in Congress still do not get it. The largest contributing factor in the
  outrageous cost of prescription drugs is advertising and promotion, estimated to be about 37
percent of the price we pay for those drugs. More money is spent on lobbying, advertising and
When I was a few years younger, Memorial Day was a day to honor our fallen heroes –
promotion by the pharmaceutical industry than is spent on research and development.
parades were held in their honor, family get-togethers, picnics – we put the American flag out in The incredible waste of valuable prescription drug resources is appalling. Here’s but one
our yards, not only to honor those men and women, but, show respect for their service and their example of such waste: There are hundreds of thousands of pharmaceutical company ads
ultimate sacrifices. that appear in many thousands of magazines and newspapers each year. Most of the major
I remember the veterans of other wars in their uniforms carrying the American pharmaceutical company ads in magazines usually contain a couple of pages of “stats”
flag, marching in front of my hometown Memorial Day Parade. The stores and other businesses describing the product and its contraindications. These pages are often set in type so small that
were closed. they cannot be easily read. And if one were to take the time to read it, the technical language
Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1836. It is now recognized on the last Monday is incomprehensible to most readers. Since only a physician may prescribe prescription drugs,
in May of each year. such advertising properly belongs only in medical and professional journals.
But this year, no business will be closed on Memorial Day; instead, they will see who can Billions of dollars are spent each year on television and print media ads. These enormous
have the biggest, grandest Memorial Day sales. Even some schools will have a regular school costs are reflected in the price of the product. Direct to consumer (DTC) advertising of
prescription drugs should be banned. The United States and New Zealand are the only countries
schedule, yet, our fallen heroes will still be gone forever. 
that permit DTC advertising of prescription drugs – and prescription drugs in New Zealand
I have not gone shopping for anything (not even a hamburger) on Memorial Day since I saw are heavily subsidized by the government (and, as an indirect result of DTC advertising, so
many of our heroes die in Vietnam. I strongly feel we owe it to those heroes to reserve one day are pharmaceutical companies). Drug prices in most other countries are about half those in the
per year to honor them. What do you think? United States.
Some of the many ways to honor those heroes on Memorial Day are: attend a memorial But the most damnable outrage is the Medicare Modernization and Improvement Act
ceremony, attend a parade, place a flag upon a veteran’s grave, raise a flag in your yard, attend a prescription drug language which prohibits our government from negotiating prescription drug
church service and ask that a prayer be said for those who are still serving to have a safe return prices! You can bet that it was the drug companies that wrote that provision into the bill. Rep.
to their loved ones.  Billy Tauzin, former Republican chairman of the House Commerce Committee, was one of the
At 3 p.m. STOP whatever you are doing on Memorial Day and join us in a moment of major architects of that act.  That provision alone has cost taxpayers untold billions of dollars.
silence. It is our duty as FREE Americans to thank our fallen heroes on Memorial Day for their Shortly after passage of the bill, Rep. Tauzin resigned from the House of Representatives
sacrifices. Also, to thank those men and women of the armed forces who are serving today and took a position as president of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers
Association – at a salary of $2,000,000 a year plus perks. 
to protect the freedom of our grandchildren. Teach your children and grandchildren the true
The pharmaceutical industry does not need any more protection – it needs less! It is the drug
meaning of Memorial Day for those that have served to protect their freedom. consumer who needs protection from drug companies. It’s time to rein in the pharmaceutical
  industry drug cartel and their congressional co-conspirators.
Command Sgt. Maj. James Berndt (Ret.)  
E-mail user Paul G. Jaehnert
Vadnais Heights, Minn.
A6 The Afro-American, May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011

an evening of music, spoken Rockfield Manor, 501 stage play with unexpected
word and the works of young, Churchville Road, Bel Air, May 28 twists and turns. $15-$20.
emerging artists. $6-$8. For Md., 8 p.m. Listen to the ‘The Devil Don’t Live Here For more information:
more information: 443-263- smooth sounds of today’s Anymore’ thedevildontlivehereanymore.
May 27 Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., 1875. hottest jazz artists. $5-$25. Baltimore Museum
Floetic Fridays Baltimore, 7 p.m. Join youth For more information: of Art, 10 Art Museum
The Reginald F. Lewis volunteers The Travelers for Jazz at the Manor: A jazzsummerseries.eventbrite. Drive, Baltimore, 3-9:30 May 29
Summer Jazz Series com. p.m. Witness this spiritual Biennial South Carolina
Day Celebration
Ebenezer AME Church,
20 W. Montgomery St.,
Baltimore, 10 a.m. Celebrate
the blessings from God
and recognize the sons and
daughters of South Carolina
in the Baltimore area. For
more information: 410-655-

Charm City Jazz ‘Moonlight

Jazz Cruise’
Spirit of Baltimore ship,
561 Light St., Baltimore,
9:30 p.m. On this Memorial
Day weekend, hear smooth
jazz and R&B under the
moonlight and on the
water. An open buffet and
top-shelf cash bar will
also be available. $59. For
more information: www.

May 28-29
Linganore Caribbean Wine
Linganore Winecellars,
13601 Glissans Mill Road,
Mt. Airy, Md. 12-6 p.m.
Enjoy live Caribbean and
reggae music and take guided
wine tours. Ticket will
include wine glass, winery
tour, 19 wine tastings, over
30 artisans and two live
bands. $15-$20. For more
information: 410-795-6432.

June 3
Art With Noise Exhibit
Eubie Blake Historical
Jazz & Cultural Institute,
847 N. Howard St.,
Baltimore, 7-9 p.m. Stomp
Management Artist hosts an
opening reception for their
Art With Noise exhibit. For
more information: www.

June 4
Spring Festival
Mt. Ararat Baptist Church,
3008 Gwynns Falls Parkway,
Baltimore, 11 a.m.-4:30
p.m. Come out for a fun-
filled day at Mt. Ararat. For
more information: www.

Circle of Champions: Speak

With Impact
The Renaissance
Baltimore Harbor Hotel, 202
E. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10
a.m.-3 p.m. At this workshop,
learn how to effectively
communicate, achieve
your goals and speak with
confidence. $47. For more
information: 301-218-8200.

Black Renaissance Book

Enoch Pratt Free Library,
Pennsylvania Avenue
branch, 1531 W. North
Ave., Baltimore, 2:30 p.m.
The Pennsylvania Avenue
Branch’s book club will
discuss a variety of insightful
selections. For more
information: 410-396-0399.

Sister Souljah
Enoch Pratt Free Library,
Pennsylvania Avenue
branch, 1531 W. North Ave.,
Baltimore, 3 p.m. Sister
Souljah, author, political
activist and educator, reads
and discusses her new novel,
Midnight and the Meaning of
Love. For more information:

June 4-5
Charles Village Festival
Wyman Park Dell,
29th and Charles streets,
Baltimore, 11 a.m. Kick
off the summer and
enjoy continuous live
entertainment, beer/wine
and food vendors. There will
also be plenty activities for
the kids including games
and face painting. For
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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
be enhanced by quality care, even in the presence of a because of the negative perception. “They associate or call 1-855-571-5700.

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.
ANNUAL 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.
Saluting Caregivers also have other avenues in seeking
financial assistance for taking care of a loved one. In
African A
some states, Medicaid runs a program called “Cash and
in Corporate Leadership Counseling,” which pays seniors directly to cover their
in-home care. The amount of money the senior receives
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Faulkner said her family has a meeting every two
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state or federal assistance, Faulkner said the family is
fortunate not to have that need right now. “We’ve never
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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

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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.
com or call 410-258-4926. Contact photographer
said my complexion calls for “cool” Jerry Scott-Bey at or call
colors ... burgundy, plum. “I look 410-542-5332.

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Master of
Rashad Christmas
and Nada Nicholas
one of his
Prude and

Award recipient, artist

Ernest M. Kromah and
his wife, Gale Rochelle Kane, Chrishna
Williams and Pilar Wintsch
Tim Jones and
Joyce Jackson
Patrick and
Williams Muse 360, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that aims to improve the
community through the arts, recently held their fourth annual awards
benefit program, “Building Muse 360 Brick by Brick.”
The event was held at the Frederick Douglass-Myers Maritime
Museum and included live music, a cocktail reception, Dance Theatre
of Harlem paraphernalia and a silent auction of rare Alvin Ailey framed
After the reception, attendees watched an informative presentation
about Muse 360 and Ernest M. Kromah, Creative Alliance and the Silent
Sharayna Christmas-Rose,
Terry Koger Afro-American Newspapers received awards for their community auction
executive director of Muse
and Mitchell contributions. items
360 and Rosalyn Stewart,
Coates Duo Sharayna Christmas-Rose is the founder of Muse 360.
event chairwoman
Photos by Bill Tabron

The Rayn Fall Hydeaia Hale, Michel

Dance Performance Kane-Jackson and Francine Moore, Monique Leach, Sharayna
Gabrielle Mclemore and
Ensemble Khadijah Butler Christmas-Rose, Sharon Christmas and Harold Kelly
Jonathan A. Greene

The honorees and

event chairman
James “Winky”
Camphor Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Zeta
Sigma Chapter, hosted its second
annual Dare To Dream Awards
Banquet recently at the Forum.
This year’s honorees were, Judge
Phi Beta Sigma Wanda K. Heard, Edwin V. Avent and
Fraternity, Zeta Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity member
Social Action honoree
Sigma Chapter N. Scott Phillips for the Social Actions
and Zeta Phi Beta
Second Annual Dare category; Luvon Dungee for Bigger
Sorority member, the
to Dream honorees and Better Business; Dr. Anne O.
Hon. Judge Wanda Phi Beta Sigma
Emery for education and fraternity
K. Heard and James Fraternity member
Members member William “Tipper” Thomas,
“Winky” Camphor, Reggie Stepney and
Zeta Phi of Zeta who received the Champion of
event chairman Denise Gray
Beta Phi Beta Courage honor. Khalil Butler was the
Sorority Sorority, award recipient of The Dare To Dream
member Alpha Essay Contest.
Paulette Zeta Musical entertainment was
McCoy Chapter provided by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
member Kevin Carr and Royce
The Dare To Dream Award is
Fraternity presented to those community leaders Phi Beta
member Wayne who had determination, desire, Sigma
Allen and Zeta stamina and the will to accomplish a Fraternity
Phi Beta Sorority dream. The Dreams cover the areas of men, R.
member Micki Bigger and Better Business, Education Hawkins,
Jackson and Social Actions. H. Keith
Van Rosebrough is president of Harvey,
the Zeta Sigma Baltimore City Alumni Dwayne
Willie Nichols and Chapter and James “Winky” Camphor Johnson,
Zeta Phi Phil Allen was the event chairman. CD
Beta Sorority
members Natalie
and Dion
West Makel and
Adrienne West
Zeta Sigma
President Van
Bigger and Phi Beta Sigma
Better Business Fraternity
honoree Luvon member Dr.
Dungee and Arthur Hill
fraternity “Dare to Dream” essay winner
Fraternity members Chris Gibson, Shaun
member Calvin Khalil Butler and his parents
Hester, Claude Larkins and George Lewis Photos by Arthur R. Rush
D. Robertson
C2 The Afro-American, May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011

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Sigma Chapter from Clark Atlanta her hit song “Goodies”
the differences in their appearance by saying that he was
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make it as an actor in L.A.
Thousands gathered at Prince George’s County’s Show including leaders of the sororities and fraternities. It was then, after almost dying of a drug overdose, that
Place Arena May 21 to see members from the “Divine At the end of the night, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s he resolved to turn his life around, despite having thus far
Nine” organizations face off at the annual Sprite Step Off Sigma chapter from Clark Atlanta University and frittered away his adulthood in rudderless fashion, between
competition. Alpha Phi Alpha’s Delta Xi chapter from Central State substance-abusing and serial womanizing. With the help of
Many audience supporters donned Greek-lettered University, Chicago, took the $100,000 scholarship Alcoholics Anonymous, Michael soon sobered up and came
paraphernalia in support of the various organizations, prizes for their dynamic step routines.
to understand the role that “the loss and absence of my
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“Sometimes we look for those thunderous What a tribute when they asked Sarita Murray
things to happen in our life for our lives to and me to lead the processional carrying the
change or go in the other direction. We seek Susan G. Komen banner.
the miracle. We seek the parting of the seas, the “All this and heaven, too.” Each survivor
moving of the mountains. But no, it’s a quiet received a gift bag with a Preakness blanket,
thing. At least for me it was.” – Ben Vereen souvenir glasses and more. Guests enjoying
The performance by Tony Award-winning the event were Wayne & Karen Boddie, Linda
Ben Vereen presented by The Edward Myerberg Graham, Winky & Peaches Camphor, Marvin & Roberta Turowski, Toni Barcikowski, Sarita Murray,
Senior Center at Beth El on a rainy evening was a smash hit. Russell, Dana Moore, Gabe Purviance, Dr. Cynthia Neverdon- Robin Prothro, Shiekma Joseph and Carl & Wendy Nelson.
“So be encouraged and dedicate yourself to your dream and Morton, Joseph & Gail Edmonds, Betsy Gardner, Joyce “I played a great horse yesterday! It took seven horses to
if your dream should come my way one day then we will dance Newsome, Kevin Brown, Gaines Lansey, Pat Tunstall, Donald beat him.” – Henny Youngman
upon the boards of life.” – Ben Vereen Thoms, Erich & Michelle March, Bettie Jo Lipnick, Stephanie
Ben’s moves on stage were fluid like a bird ready to take Kinder and Dr. Jack Feldman. His wife Ina was honored “And they’re off.” On Saturday I returned for the 136th
flight, taking us on a personal journey of his life, growing up, posthumously for her many years of service on the board. running of the Preakness Stakes. We gathered in the corporate
the death of his daughter, paralysis, rehabilitation, Broadway tent area for lunch featuring Maryland crab cakes and more.
success and his stellar performance as Chicken George in “I know nothing about racing and any money I put on a The governor and his family were in high spirits enjoying
Roots. Ben’s stories were interspersed with musical selections horse is a sort of insurance policy to prevent it winning.” – the crowd as it swelled to over 100,000 attendees. Lt. Gov.
like, “Oh Israel,” “My Way,” “At Last” and “Somewhere over Frank Richardson Anthony Brown introduced me to his fiancée Carmen. I was
the Rainbow,” to standing ovations from the audience. His “A day at the races.” I knew it was going to be a great blinded when Carmen showed me her gorgeous engagement
rendition of “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” accompanied by Friday when walking across the track to the Turf-side Terrace ring dazzling in the brilliance of the sun.
his son Aaron on percussion, was superb. and the Pimlico staff greeted me, a survivor “pretty in pink,” It was great seeing Del. Nathaniel Oaks, Mayor
At the VIP dessert reception, his warmth continued to with a round of applause. Linda DeFrancis extended greetings Stephanie Rawlings Blake, Tobi Pulley, Frances & Mitch,
envelop the guests posing for pictures and conversation with and asked all survivors to stand as she personally welcomed Bernadette Greene, Delores Chambers, Arnos West, Sarah
the actor, admiring his strength and tenacity as he dealt with us to a day filled with entertainment, gifts and fun. The Black- Smalley, Rosemary Atkinson, Dr. Charlene Cooper Boston,
life’s blows. Eye Susan Pink Party at Pimlico featuring entertainment by Commissioner Carolyn Colvin, Kim Washington, Neil
“Yield not to temptation.” In the reception I gazed at the Lunabelle, honors breast cancer survivors and friends the day Muldrow, Harold Young, Marty Bass, David Modell, Peter
stations arrayed with desserts, fruits and wine. My weakness before Preakness. The all-day event included a continental Auchincloss, Councilwoman Sharon Middleton, Robert
for dessert is normally limited to homemade, so I decided I breakfast, lunch, walking tour of the track, horse betting, and Johnson, Tomi Hiers, Tracee Strum-Gilliam, Kathe Hammond,
would just have a glass of wine. I walked around admiring the an air show with the jumpers landing on the turf in front of us. Erica Scott and actor Woody Harrellson.
petit fours, éclairs, and pastries, proud that I only grabbed a We shouted with approval when the lone female jumper landed
strawberry, when out of the corner of my eye I spotted vanilla carrying the Susan G. Komen flag. Happy birthday to you! Sharlimar Douglass, Reba
ice cream. Before I could blink, I was standing in front of a “As a young girl, I think I wanted to be a horse woman. I Anderson-Graham, Robert Chambliss, Carolyn Wainwright,
station, making banana foster my favorite dessert. loved horses.” – Karen Hughes Ray Harleston and Carol Turner.
“Something gotta hold of me.” I reached for the bowl “Mustang Sally” in talking with the retired female jockeys “A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my
of ice cream and extended it to the chef to dollop it with hot at the luncheon, they all agreed that being a jockey was world.” – Leo Buscaglia
bananas dripping with warm brown sugar and rum. extremely hard. Sending roses and get-well wishes to Flora Johnson, Shirley
Glad I resisted the desserts and opted for milk and fruit. It After the Lady Classic race featuring all female jockeys, 87 Edwards and Dr. Elizabeth Edmonds.
was almost as good as Leander’s at Ruth’s Chris. breast cancer survivors lined up for the parade to the cupola “I’ll be seeing you.”
Guests enjoying the evening were Sammy & Darlene were we received a standing ovation from the track attendees. – Valerie & the Friday Night Bunch

Reader’s Corner
Continued from C2

biological father at such an early age” had played in his self-

destructive patterns.
Stars Say Goodbye to talk queen’s longtime partner, by those close to him as placed flowers and cards in So, he pressured his mother for info about his paternal
Stedman Graham, told her he M-Bone, was a young man front of the store where he roots, and she provided him with a name, John Woods, and a
Oprah loved her. on the threshold of fulfilling was murdered, forming a
By AFRO Staff hometown, Detroit, without divulging anything about her ex’s
“It really does amaze his dreams. Talbert had makeshift memorial. ethnicity. Therefore, it’s easy to imagine Michael’s utter shock
May 25 marked the me that I get to be around a aspirations of becoming a Since Talbert’s death, upon learning that his long-lost father was African American.
ending of an era in American woman who changes people’s music star and, as the dance speculation has swirled He soon shared the big development with his half-sister,
television when the final lives every day and who also member of the hip hop group around why he lost his life, Lora, who took the news in stride, matter-of-factly remarking,
episode of “The Oprah takes her own lunch to work,” Cali Swag District, the and the identity of his killers. “Damn! My brother’s a brother.” And that was only the first
Winfrey Show” aired after a Graham said. “You know what 22-year-old Talbert was well Some of those rumors point to of numerous jaw-dropping disclosures about to come out of
quarter century of entertaining really is amazing? You have on his way. an unidentified young woman the closet. As it turned out, Michael’s dad had remarried after
afternoon viewers with done this, sweetheart, through The group released the and possibly another male. divorcing his mother but had then another mixed child with a
one-on-one interviews with all of the sacrifices you’ve infectious hit “Teach Me How Talbert’s family and Jewish mistress of many years.
celebrities, experts and made, humility you have to Dougie,” last year, and friends have set aside those Worse, Woods was unemployed, on the run from the law,
extraordinary everyday and through God’s amazing appeared to be on the brink of rumors, and said they lost an and doing his best to avoid a stiff prison sentence for bribery.
people. grace.” stardom. But Talbert’s dream energetic, loving soul who So much for Michael’s dream of an idyllic father-son reunion
A two-episode farewell Other participants included came to an abrupt halt when helped give America more and making up for lost time.
event on May 23 and May 24 actresses Halle Berry, Queen he was gunned down in his than a dance craze. With his dad first evading authorities and then behind
preceded the official finale. Latifah, Tyler Perry and hometown of Inglewood, “Montae was the fifth of bars, Michael instead immersed himself in African-American
The event was pre-recorded in newswoman Diane Sawyer. Calif. in the late night hours of my 13 grandchildren. We culture, even becoming engaged briefly to a sister who
Chicago’s United Center May Between the stars’ May 15. want to see justice come for unfortunately turned out to be a gold digger. Alternately
17, and saw music, movie and appearances, clips of fan Talbert’s family, friends, my beloved Montae,” said hilarious and heartbreaking, Incognito is a riveting and revealing
television stars surprise Oprah farewells and recaps of past fellow musicians and the Mary Alice Phillips, Talbert’s autobiography of self-discovery with a message most reminiscent
and share thoughts on her episodes will be shown. larger hip hop community grandmother. “I raised Montae of that age old maxim, “Be careful what you wish for!”
legacy. The Rev. Beryl Whipple, have been in mourning since all the days of his life, all
Oprah’s production studio pastor of Asbury United the fatal shooting. through school, all through the
received more than 154,000 Methodist Church in White “He was a real energetic whole process…and what joy.” and
ticket requests to attend the Marsh and John Wesley UM person,” said hip hop artist Talbert’s family has offered
farewell event, but only Church in Joppa, Md. since Suge Gotti, who worked a reward for information
13,000 tickets were distributed 2008, was among those in alongside Talbert and Cali leading to the identification
to fans free of charge through the audience for the finale. Swag District. “He was all and arrest of those responsible
a lottery, according to The Whipple, a Morehouse positive, no negative. He was for his death.
Associated Press. University graduate, joined a harmless person. That’s Among the community
“Thank you is not enough, other Oprah Scholars. why I don’t understand how members shaken by Talbert’s
but thank you, for your love “I was contacted by Harpo this could happen to him. I killing was Pamela Sanders,
and support,” Winfrey told the Studios in late March,” he don’t have anything negative who operates Washington
crowd. said. “And I was thrilled to to say about him. He’ll truly Hancock for Girls, a group
Performers Aretha be one of the more than 320 be missed. It’s a big loss. To home for abused girls in Los
Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Jamie Morehouse men there. “ watch a young man growing Angeles. Sanders came into
Foxx, Stevie Wonder and Others from the area into something and then be contact with Talbert in 2008
Beyoncé took to the stage to were Michael Miller, 2001; part of the game…that’s hard when Cali Swag District
sing to Oprah and express Christopher E. Carter, 2004 to replace.” stopped by the group home
their admiration for the host. and Christian Scott, 2006. According to police, and brought Christmas gifts
“Oprah Winfrey, because “What many saw on for 186 girls.
of you women everywhere television was only an Sanders said the group has
have graduated to a new level abbreviation of the excitement faithfully stopped by every
of understanding of who we shared that evening. Oprah
are, of what we are and most cried real tears. It was a very
of all who we can be,” said emotional moment.”
singer Beyoncé. Whipple added, “I didn’t
Actress Rosie O’Donnell get a chance to personally
even sang a tune, while speak to Ms. Winfrey, but
Michael Jordon praised being able to stand as part of AFROPhoto/Dennis J.Freeman
the talk show host as an the cloud of witnesses she A fan places a candle
inspiration, and actor Tom helped propel to do so many
at a makeshift
Cruise said she “always had things will stick with me.
memorial for Montae
the power, and that is the It may have been the most
“M-Bone” Talbert.
message you brought into our important ‘thank you’ of my Courtesy Photo
lives.” life.” Montae Talbert, known to fans as
Madonna said she is The Rev. Dorothy Talbert was sitting in a M-Bone
among the millions that adore Boulware contributed to this car outside of Airport
Winfrey. article. Liquor & Groceries
“She fights for things she Store on LaBrea Avenue in year since to bring the girls Log onto and register to win!
believes in, even if it makes Family, Friends, Hip-Hop Inglewood when another car presents. Sanders said she
her unpopular,” Madonna drove up beside the vehicle remembers Talbert fondly, and
Community Devastated he was in and its occupants was shocked to hear of his Wear your pajamas to jump to the front of
Will and Jada Pinkett by Murder of Cali Swag opened fire. Talbert was hit murder. the line at the screening and have a
Smith told Winfrey she District Member M-Bone twice in the head, police said. “It’s unbelievable,” chance to win a special prize pack!
mothered millions of viewers, By Dennis J. Freeman The news of Talbert’s Sanders said. “His personality
which puts her in the “status Special to the AFRO demise sent shock waves was beautiful. Their [Cali NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED. ONE PASS PER WINNER. EACH PASS ADMITS TWO. SEATING IS
of a goddess.” nationwide, and throngs of Swag District’s] personality RELATIVITY MEDIA, AND THE AFRO AMERICAN ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL. THIS FILM IS RATED PG.

In a moving speech, the Montae Talbert, known visitors and well-wishers have was beautiful.” IN THEATRES JUNE 10
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Community Six Baltimore County Public Schools

Newly Certified as ‘Green’
Nonprofit MUSE 360 Connects the TOWSON, MD. – Six Baltimore County public schools are among the 84 Maryland
schools comprising the 2011 class of newly-certified Maryland Green Schools.
The new BCPS Maryland Green Schools are Crossroads Center, Franklin Elementary

Arts and Community

By Gregory Dale traveled to Costa Rica and
School, Kingsville Elementary School, Perry Hall High School, Reisterstown Elementary
School, and Ridgely Middle
School. In addition, Prettyboy
AFRO Staff Writer Jamaica and they plan to visit Elementary School received
Puerto Rico in the future. its first recertification. In total,
Sharayna Christma-Rose “The whole premise 47 of 173 BCPS schools,
believes the arts are a vital behind Dancing Many Drums centers, and programs are
element in any community. is for the students to learn Maryland Green Schools.
That’s why her local nonprofit more about themselves The six new and one
organization, Muse 360, through the African Diaspora recertified BCPS Maryland
aims to bring music, dance using the Arts,” Rose said. Photo by Bill Tabron Green Schools will be
and other forms of artistic “So, that’s a really unique Sharayna Christmas- officially recognized for
expression to the forefront in program we have.” Rose, founder of Muse their achievements during
Baltimore. The arts have always 360. the Maryland Green School
At Rayne Fall Dance played a strong role in only 10 students in 2004 Youth Summit on June 3 at
Studio, children from all Rose’s life. She grew up to over 100 students by Sandy Point State Park.
different backgrounds can taking courses at the Dance 2006, Rose said. “We grew The Maryland Green Schools Award Program, developed and administered by the
have the opportunity to study Theatre of Harlem and also tremendously.” Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE), challenges
dance pre-professionally. honed her moves in classes The organization now schools to integrate the environment into all aspects of the school culture including
MUSE also houses an adult at the prestigious Alvin Ailey hosts many dance programs professional development for teachers, curriculum, modeling of best management practices
wellness program called American Dance Theatre. But throughout the community inside and outside the school, community involvement, and celebration. On average, it takes a
“Sacred Circle” that provides after she earned a degree in and holds their annual concert school two years to effectively fulfill the requirements associated with certification. Maryland
workshops and classes for finance from Morgan State which normally draws over Green School status must be renewed every four years.
older individuals in the University, she embarked on a 700 attendees. “The Maryland Green School Program is education in action” said MAEOE Executive
community. And with the different path. Rose said she is trying to Director Bronwyn Mitchell in a statement. “These students understand that tomorrow starts
“Dancing Many Drums” today. Once empowered, students eagerly engage in building a brighter and healthier future
program, leaders of the for us all.”
organization go to local Visit B1 for photos from MUSE 360’s
schools and integrate the arts More information about the Maryland Green School Program can be found at www.maeoe.
into education curriculums.
annual awards ceremony. org.
Through this subsidiary,
students participate in a bevy
of fields including music,
“I worked in the corporate
arena,” Rose said. “I worked
get MUSE its own building,
as it’s currently housed in the
Marylanders Recognized for Civil Commitment
dance, theater and visual arts.
“The ultimate goal of these
in Citigroup and I did the
whole Wall Street thing. But, I
Eubie Blake Center.
“We love it [the center] but
at Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards
programs is to empower the grew up in the arts. So, it was we need our own space,” she Special to the AFRO this year’s recipients for their hard work,
community through the arts just a matter of time before said. “If we were able to have dedication, and commitment to Maryland’s
to facilitate change and build I went back to my roots. our own building in the future, Marylanders who gave back to their communities. Together, we can continue to
leaders,” Rose told the AFRO From there, it was history. we would be able to have after communities through volunteer service over move our State towards that better future that
in a recent interview. “If you Everything just started to school programming, summer the past year were presented with Governor’s we all prefer.”
start with the youth they can grow and flourish.” programming, adult outreach Volunteer Service Awards on May 18 by To qualify for a Governor’s Volunteer
in turn do something positive She launched Rayne Fall and seminars. Everything the Governor’s Commission on Service and Service Award, completed nomination
in their communities. We just Dance Studio in 2004 and the is not contingent on getting Volunteerism. Sixteen awards were presented forms were sent to the Governor’s Office on
use the arts as an intermediary other subsidiaries ultimately a building but it would during a mid-day luncheon at the Greenbelt Service and Volunteerism, accompanied by
to do that.” fell together. Shortly definitely help us reach that Marriott in Prince George’s County. a written description consisting of no more
In the summer, MUSE thereafter, she housed all of goal.” “For 28 years, the Governor’s Service than 500 words explaining why a person,
takes participants in “Dancing the programs under one name For more information on Awards has recognized outstanding service group or organization should be recognized.
Many Drums” to international and MUSE was born in 2005. MUSE 360, visit: MUSE360. from individuals and groups,” said Gov. Award categories include the adult group,
destinations. So far, they’ve “We went from having org. O’Malley. “I’d like to commend each of Continued on C5

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will graduate June 4 from system.” meaning admission is open and are prepared for the next for local employers to hire,” L.I.F.T., will provide the
the Academy of College and September 2010 marked to all students with no regard step in their education. The said Karen Sitnick, director of commencement address.
Career Exploration (ACCE). the school’s first year as a to grades, attendance or prior school has a graduation rate MOED, in a press release.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie transformation school with school performance. For the of more than 80 percent, and The 2011 ACCE
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EILEEN TAHARI Writing for the Lord Setup for a Comeback,“for
ELIE GIOLINI Ministries is celebrating all who sincerely desire to
10 years of publishing give God the glory while
FREE PE SICA SIMPSON excellence with the global understanding the role of the
JES expansion of the nine-book local church in that regard.”
S PA DE NEW YORK series, Give God the Glory!, When he is not writing,
E T T E 1 48 NEW
LAFAY by Kevin Wayne Johnson. Johnson and his family
MAGGY The series ministers to its are active members of
NIKE readers in the five primary Celebration Church in
NINE WE AUGHTER’S JE areas of life; through Columbia, Md., where
NOT YOU personal relationships, in the he serves as pastor of
ROX Y KIND workplace, in the family, in discipleship and on the
7 FOR A E MADDEN the local church and while at Purpose Management
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AN In celebration of Give God the Glory! author as secretary, National
STUART ND JEANS the milestone 10-year Kevin Wayne Johnson Association of the Church of
LIGION B DER anniversary, this series of faculty at numerous writer’s God (Anderson, Ind.) Men’s
TRUE RE A WANG LAVEN books and devotionals will Ministry and as adjunct
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VIA SPIG ORE! be featured prominently at as a contributor author to professor at the National
NY M the 97th Annual Hampton Bible College and Seminary
AND MA several books, articles and
Minister’s Conference, devotionals. World Outreach Center, Fort
Hampton, Va., June 7-8 and “This is a true act of Washington, Md.
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devotionals, speaking at The series is called a
For more information visit
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Louis W. Kane
Pianist, Educator
Louis Webster Kane weeks in the Baltimore and
(“Fuzzy” Kane) was a Virginia areas. The album
Baltimore native. He was also received play in Buffalo,
educated in the public N.Y., Los Angles, Detroit,
schools of Baltimore and Chicago and New York City.
later attended Morgan State “Fuzzy” served in the
College [now University], United States Army from
earning a degree in history 1953 to 1955. After being
with a minor in geography. released from active duty, he
Around 1950, “Fuzzy” was an ordinance instructor
developed an interest in jazz at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
music as a jazz pianist. His In September 1955, he began
live Baltimore jazz house his teaching career at School
performances included 137 on Clifton and Francis
Lenny Moore’s Club 24 and streets. In 1956, he joined
Latin Casino. In 1969, The Fuzzy Kane Trio the faculty of School No. 72 on Hanover
released an album entitled, OOMPH. Two and Lee streets where he served as faculty
cuts from the album served as material for council chairman and received senior teacher
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Today, so many children
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their career to him or has
benefited from his teachings.
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was most proud of was his
music, and his fraternity,
Kappa Alpha Psi.
The family funeral takes
place June 2, 10 a.m.; the
Kappa services take place
10:30 a.m. and the funeral
service follows at Morning
Star Baptist Church, 154
Winters Lane, Catonsville,
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May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011, The Afro-American D1

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 including star players Austin Freeman of Mitchellville,
Md., and Chris Wright of Bowie, Md.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan months ago expressed his disappointment with the low Wright said that receiving a bachelors’ degree in
graduation rates among most student-athletes attending major universities throughout the government from Georgetown is one of the proudest
nation. But he wouldn’t have much to complain about after a few local colleges and universities moments of his young life. “It’s been a long road, but
in the Washington, D.C./Maryland region graduated their senior classes this past weekend. this is something I’m really proud of,” Wright said.
More than 40 current and former student-athletes joined Bowie State University’s graduates “I said at the banquet that I put my blood, sweat and
during the 2011 spring commencement on May 20 at BSU’s Bulldog Stadium. tears into this and I didn’t just mean on the basketball Courtesy Photo
Six BSU student-athletes graduated with honors, including Male Student-Athlete of the court; I meant in school, too. And, I know my family Georgetown’s Chris Wright is one
Year Sterling Grant-Jones, two-time winning CIAA Softball Champion Danielle McClay, two- is proud of me for graduating and I am, too. It will of six seniors to graduate from the
time winning CIAA Bowling Champion Rebecca Frusciante and Jatyra Heath of the women’s always be great to be a Hoya.” men’s basketball team this spring.
volleyball team. Freeman, who’s preparing to start his professional
“We are very proud of our student-athlete graduates today. These young men and young basketball career, was just as happy as Wright to graduate. “Just to get a degree from
ladies are the true examples of student-athletes,” said BSU Athletic Director Anton Goff. “They Georgetown, it does a lot for you. I’m really happy I had the chance to come here,” Freeman
have embraced the mission of the Athletic Department and understand the importance we have said. “Georgetown is not one of the biggest schools so everyone knows everyone. You build
stressed about academics. It is a proud moment for our coaches and administrators to be a part relationships and this week shows how special it is, you learn a lot from everyone. It’ll be good
of the joyous occasion.” to see all those guys one last time as students. We’ve been in this together. We’ve been through
In D.C., Georgetown University graduated all six of its seniors on the men’s basketball team, a lot, both good and bad, but we can say we made it through.”

Negro Leagues Museum of Maryland Hosts Annual Awards

By Patricia Johnson Day, Willie Fordham, Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Jim the Awards Recognition segment, during which awards
Special to the AFRO Weedon. were given to the following recipients for their dedicated
The Orioles’ Big Bird also made a grand appearance contributions, extraordinary volunteerism, tireless service
The phrase “take me out to the ball game” took on a new and posed for photos with the guests. In addition, the within the community/government, and in the field of baseball.
persona on May 14, as the Hubert V. Simmons Negro Leagues Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was pleased to have three The awardees included: Eddie W. Banks, James Bland,Wilbur
Baseball Museum of Maryland sponsored their Annual “Back outstanding former Orioles players sign autographs for the “Willie” Fordham (posthumously), Baltimore County Del.
To The Old Ball Game Day of Honors.” event: Nate Snell, Ken Dixon and Al Bumbry. Adrienne A. Jones, Allen M. Meacham Sr., LaTasha Janelle
Martin’s West Banquet Hall was transformed into a mini The focus of the extraordinary afternoon was, of course, Peele, Melvin L. Stukes and James “Jim” Weedon.
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 cakes were enjoyed by the crowd and also added
to the authenticity of the occasion.
The wonderful event began with the traditional singing of
the national anthem by Anthony Brown, a color guard, and the

Courtesy Photo
Della Mallon, Audrey L. Simmons, executive director,
NLBMM; T. Russell Hopewell, president, NLBMM and
John Berkley pose together during the Negro Leagues of
Maryland Museum’s annual honors ceremony.

invocation by Pastor Donald Johnson of Lochern Presbyterian

Church. Kai Jackson from WJZ-TV, along with T. Russell
Hopewell, president of the NLBMM were the masters of
ceremonies. Gerald Brown, the deejay, added a bit of nostalgia
as he played tunes from the past during the event.
Guests participated in a 50/50 raffle, a baseball outfit
contest, door prizes, games for children and a silent auction.
But, a special highlight of the afternoon was the playing
of Shadow Ball, where baseball veterans played baseball in
a pantomime. It was enjoyable to watch and even more fun
for the players. Terry Dear, who called the game, was quite
animated and made lots of jokes. The ball players included
Luke Atkinson, Al Burrows, Eddie “GG” Burton, Geraldine
TYPESET: Wed May 25 09:58:29 EDT 2011

D2 The Afro-American, May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT August 1, 2009 - August 7, 2009, The Washington Afro-American B7
la 410-554-8200
Case No.:


Buy it • Sell it
Swap it
it •• Lease
Lease itit
Rent it •• Hire
it Hire itit

rr ee ss uu ll tt ss
The object of this suit is
to officially change the
Payment Policy for legal notice AD NETWORK
of the petitioner
Payment Policy for legal

from AFRO Classified minimum ad rate is $26.74 per col. inch
advertisements 1-800-638-2102. Online Phedra Michele 1 Col.

(an inch consists of up to 20 words). Mail in your ad on
Effective advertisements
The Afro reservations: www. Risher
to Inch form below along with CHECK or MONEY ORDER to:
American Newspapers will require
Phaedra Michele WASHINGTON AFRO-AMERICAN CO., 1917 Benning
prepayment TYPESET: Wed May 25 09:53:58Risher EDT 2011 Up to
Effective for publication of all
immediately, The LEGAL NOTICES It is this 17th day of Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4723, Attn: Clsf. Adv.
legal notices. Payment will be ac- May, 2011 by the Cir-
20 Words Dept.
Afro American Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT cuit Court for Baltimore
cepted in the form of checks, credit
will require prepayment for COURT FOR City,
card or money order. Any returned BALTIMORE CITY ORDERED, that pub-
checks will beof all legal
subject notices.
to a $25.00 Case No.: lication be given one 1 2 3 4 5
24D11001348 time in a newspaper of
Payment will be accepted
processing fee and may result in in IN THE MATTER OF general circulation in
the suspension of any future adver- JANET SHARON Baltimore City on or 6 7 8 9 10
the form of check, credit card PERKINS before the 17th day of
tising atWed
25 09:59:28 EDT 2011 FOR CHANGE OF June, 2011, which shall
or money order. Any returned NAME TO warn all interested per- 11 12 13 14 15
checks willA FOSTER
be subject PARENT to a ETHEL MAUD sons to file an affidavit
REID in opposition to the re-
$25.00 processing
Become a Foster fee and may
Parent! ORDER FOR lief requested on or be- 16 17 18 19 20
Treatment Foster Parents work from home, receive NOTICE BY fore the 27 day of June,
a tax-free in the suspensionhour
stipend and professional 24 ofon-call
support for providing shelter for a young person who
The object of this suit is Frank M. Conaway
has sufferedadvertising at
abuse or neglect. For our
more dis-
tion, call the CHOSEN Treatment Foster Care Pro- to officially change the TYPESET: Wed May 25 09:54:45 EDT 2011
Clerk NAME
name of the petitioner
gram at 410-872-1050.
TYPESET: Wed May 25 09:59:00 EDT 2011 from
ONE AND TWO nal plastic, never used. It is this 12th day of
BEDROOM Orig price $3000, Sac- RFP Issued: May 23, 2011
APARTMENTS May, 2011 by the Cir- Proposals Due on: June 23 2011 (Room, Apt, House, etc.) INSERTION DATE:
AVAILABLE rifice $975. Can deliver. cuit Court for Baltimore
CALL MR. SMITH Call Bill 301-841-7565 City, BDC has received an acceptable unsolicited
443-825-0640 ORDERED, that pub- offer for the purchase of the City-owned Prop-
lication be given one
HELP WANTED time in a newspaper of
erty at 925-937 Washington Boulevard located
in the Washington Village Urban Renewal
AD NETWORK general circulation in Area. The B-2-3 zoned parcel is comprised of
Baltimore City on or five buildings totaling 13,255 square feet and
Ad Network Classi-
fieds are published in
Driver Start a New before the 27th day of
May, 2011, which shall
is situated on 0.163 acres. Any parties Legal Advertising Rates
Career! 100% Paid CDL warn all interested per-
interested in submitting a proposal may do so
65 newspapers.
Training! No Experience sons to file an affidavit
in writing by 4:00 PM on June 23, 2011. Any
plans for modifications to the Property will be
Effective October 1, 2006
Required. Recent Grads in opposition to the re-
25 words $175 (For subject to the review and approval by BDC.
or Exp Drivers: Sign On lief requested on or be-
more than 25 words
Bonus! CRST EXPE- fore the 6th day of
BDC reserves the right to evaluate and refuse
any or all proposals which, in its judgment, do
there is an additional June, 2011.
charge of $7 per
DITED 800-326-2778 Frank M. Conaway
not provide the highest and best use of the (Estates) property, and/or do not serve the best long-
word.) TYPESET: Wed May 5/2725 09:54:24 EDT 2011
term interests of the City. 202-879-9460/61
HELP WANTED- Proposals should be submitted to: Nick Ru-
(410) 554-8200 DRIVERS IN THE CIRCUIT dolph, Business District Specialist, 36 South
All ads must be
COURT FOR Charles Street, Suite 1600, Baltimore, MD PROBATE NOTICES
Receive quality Class BALTIMORE CITY 21201 by 4:00 PM on June 23, 2011. All pro-
prepaid Case No.: posals must include a $300 fee made payable
A CDL training from a. Order Nisi $ 60 per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks
24D11001336 to the City of Baltimore Development Corpora-
an accredited and PTDI IN THE MATTER OF tion. b. Small Estates (single publication) $ 50 per insertion
certified trucking school. KENYAWNA MIA c. Notice to Creditors
21+, job placement, fi- HOLMES For more information, please contact: Nick Ru-
FOR CHANGE OF dolph, Business District Specialist, at 1. Domestic $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
nancial aid and housing TYPESET: Wed May 25 09:55:28 EDT 2011
available. Contact Jamie NAME TO (410)779-3834. 2. Foreign $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
AUTOMOBILE LAUREN d. Escheated Estates
515-574-1964 KENYAWNA $ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
DONATION HOLMES e. Standard Probates $ 125.00
City of Baltimore
LEGAL ORDER FOR Department of Finance
CERY COUPONS, The object of this suit is Sealed proposals addressed to the Board of
BANKRUPTCY to officially change the
Your Choice, NOAH’S Estimates of Baltimore, will be received until, a. Name Changes 202-879-1133 $ 80.00
STOP FORECLO- name of the petitioner
ARC, NO KILL Animal but not later than 11:00 a.m. local time on the b. Real Property $ 200.00
SURES from following date(s) for the stated requirements:
Shelters. Advanced Kenyawna Mia
Veterinary Treatments. Holmes
MENTS JUNE 8, 2011
Free Towing, IRS
TAX DEDUCTION. Lauren Kenyawna B50001954
SIONS Holmes 202-879-1212
Non-runners 1-866-912- JUNE 22, 2011
FREE CONSULTA- 2011 by the Circuit
Court for Baltimore
TION 202-879-0157
The Cardinal Law Firm ORDERED, that pub-
Get a Fresh Start - Re- lication be given one a. Absent Defendant $ 150.00
establish Credit time in a newspaper of
VOUCHER. UNITED general circulation in TYPESET: Wed May 25 09:55:55 EDT 2011 b. Absolute Divorce $ 150.00
(301) 316-4455/(202)
BREAST CANCER Baltimore City on or c. Custody Divorce $ 150.00
FOUNDATION Free before the 2nd day of
Se Habla Espanol June, 2011, which shall
Mammograms, Breast City of Baltimore
info@thecardinallaw- warn all interested per-
Cancer Info www.ubcf. Department of Finance To place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262 sons to file an affidavit Bureau of Purchases
info FREE Towing, in opposition to the re-
Public Notices $50.00 & up depending on size
Tax Deductible, Non- lief requested on or be- Baltimore Legal Notices are $24.15 per inch. Sealed proposals addressed to the Board of
Runners Accepted, fore the 13th day of Estimates of Baltimore, will be received until, There is no flat rate — 1-800 (AFRO) 892
1-888-468-5964 June, 2011. but not later than 11:00 a.m. local time on the For Proof of Publication, please call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244
MISC. Frank M. Conaway following date(s) for the stated requirements: TYPESET: Wed May 25 09:56:54 EDT 2011
TYPESET: Wed May Clerk25 09:58:05 EDT 2011 LEGAL NOTICES
JUNE 8, 2011

OPPORTUNITY IN THE CIRCUIT JUNE 29, 2011 The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assis-
CHANIC – Train for COURT FOR tance Agency (PHEAA), located in Harrisburg,
high paying Aviation BALTIMORE CITY PA, is seeking public accounting firms to re-
With One phone call,
one bill, one ad place-
Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program.
Case No.:
spond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) to pro-
vide independent audit services and project-
focused internal audit outsourcing. For
Financial aid if qualified VISITING THE CITYS WEB SITE:
ment - Reach 4.1 mil- BENISHA MISCHON information, visit
lion readers in 83 daily - Job placement as- FLOYD TYPESET: Wed May 25 09:56:15 EDT 2011
TYPESET: Wed May 25 09:57:20 EDT 2011
and weekly newspapers sistance. CALL Aviation FOR CHANGE OF
for just $1450.00 per Institute of Maintenance NAME TO
ad. Get regional and lo- (866) 823-6729. Baltimore City Public Schools.
cal exposure at one time
• Your History • Your Community • Your News


in Maryland, Delaware PUBLICATION BCS-11099 Furnish and deliver LLDPE Geomembrane Lagoon Liner to the Town of
and DC. Call today! MISC. TRAINING The object of this suit is Provide Asphalt & Concrete Repair and Berlin.
Get results with regional to officially change the Replacement Services at Various Baltimore
and local exposure. Call name of the petitioner City Public Schools (City Schools). OWNER:
MASSAGE THERA- from Town of Berlin
410-721-4000x19. For PY – Learn fast, earn Benisha Mischon The Baltimore City Board of School Commis-
10 William St
just $17.47 per newspa- fast. Financial aid if Floyd sioners is inviting interested companies to
Berlin, MD 21811
per get the advertising to submit bids to: BCS-11099.
qualified. A new career Nisha Floyd
results you are looking ENGINEER:
is at your fingertips. Call It is this 21st day of In order to participate, interested bidders need
for! Visit our website- URS Corporation
Centura College 877- May, 2011 by the Cir- to visit eMaryland Marketplace website at cuit Court for Baltimore 4051 Ogletown Road, Suite 300
206-3353 Newark, DE 19713
Place your ad today City,
ORDERED, that pub- Solicitation BCS-11099 will be available for
CAMP- SERVICES/ lication be given one review commencing Friday, May 20, 2011. Sealed bids for the Project will be received by 3:00 p.m. local time, on June
time in a newspaper of 21, 2011, at the Town Hall Building, located at 10 William St, Berlin, MD
GROUNDS MISC. general circulation in The Bid Due Date is Thursday, June 23, 21811, and will then be opened and read aloud.
2.8 Million Eyes will Baltimore City on or 2011,at 11:00 a.m. local time. No bids will be
Lake Somerset Camp before the 10th day of acceptedafter that time. Any questions related Bidding documents may be examined at the Town Building weekdays
read your ad - 5 days to this solicitation
Ground, Maryland June, 2011, which shall TYPESET: Wed Mayshould be directed
25 09:56:33 to the
EDT 2011 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Copies of the Bidding Documents may
per week - Monday warn all interested per- Buyer. be purchased at the Engineer´s office for $50.00. There will be an additional
Eastern Shore. Leave
thru Friday in the sons to file an affidavit $15.00 fee if you wish to have the Bidding Documents mailed. Checks
your RV on site all year.
DAILY CLASSIFIED in opposition to the re- should be made payable to URS Corporation. Current planholders will
$1500 includes water, lief requested on or be-
CONNECTION for Baltimore City Public Schools. receive revisions by Addendum.
electric & sewage. 3 fore the 20 day of June,
just $199 per day. Join
trailers on site for sale. 2011. INVITATION FOR BIDS: A pre-bid meeting will be held on June 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm at the Town Hall
the exclusive members Frank M. Conaway
Call 410-957-1866 or BCS-11106 in Berlin.
of this network today! Clerk Provide Construction Services for School
email lakesomerset@ TYPESET: Wed May
Place your ad in 14 MA- 5/2725 09:58:29 EDT 2011
Building Replacement at Waverly Pre-K to Visit our Products shall be prequalified as ”equals” for use on this project as de-
JOR DAILY NEWS- 8th School #51 scribed in the Information to Bidders.
website www.lakesom-
Delaware and DC. Call COURT FOR The Baltimore City Board of School Commis- The bid must include all costs incidental to the Work of the Project and must
410-721-4000x19 or BALTIMORE CITY sioners is inviting interested companies to be accompanied by a bid security in the form of a certified check or bid bond
Case No.: submit bids to: BCS-11106. in the amount of five (5%) percent of the bid total and made payable to the
FURNITURE visit our website: www. 24D11001568 Town of Berlin.
IN THE MATTER OF In order to participate, interested bidders need
Cherry Bedroom Set. PHEDRA MICHELE to visit eMaryland Marketplace website at No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the bid opening date.
Solid Wood, never used,
brand new in factory RENTALS NAME TO
All bidders must comply with the Nondiscrimination Clause as described in
boxes. English Dovetail. Solicitation BCS-11106 will be available for the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) and in the Contract
OCEAN CITY, RISHER review commencing Friday, May 20, 2011. Documents.
Original cost $4500. Sell
for $895. Can deliver. The Bid Due Date is Thursday, June 16, 2011 The Town reserves the right, at its option, to waive any informalities,
selection of affordable NOTICE BY
Call Tom 240-482-8721 at 11:00 a.m. local time. No bids will be irregularities, defects, errors or omissions in any or all bids and to reject any
rentals. Full/ partial PUBLICATION
The object of this suit is accepted after that time. Any questions related or all bids.
weeks. Call for FREE to this solicitation should be directed to the
LEATHER LIVING to officially change the
brochure. Open daily. Buyer. Issued by
ROOM SET. In origi- name of the petitioner
Holiday Real Estate. from Town of Berlin
Phedra Michele
Phaedra Michele
May 28, 2011 - June 3, 2011, The Afro-American D3
TYPESET: Wed May 25 09:57:44 EDT 2011

Notice to MBE/WBE Firms

Request for Qualifications 2x5
Town of New Windsor
Water Storage Tank Painting and Refurbishment

The Mayor and Council and George, Miles and Buhr, LLC request a
statement of qualificationsand expressions of interest from MBE/WBE firms
with experience performing comprehensiveevaluation and inspection-
related services for elevated water storage tanks to assist with theTown of
New Windsor - Water Storage Tank Painting and Refurbishment project in
NewWindsor, MD. The project is funded in part by grants from the Maryland
Department ofEnvironment. Qualified Minority Business Enterprises
(MBE’s) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE’s) are encouraged to

The contract is expected to begin on or before August, 2011. Project MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (MSDE)
includes preparation of acomprehensive tank evaluation. The evaluation - Ranked # 1 in Education nationally, awarded the Race-To-The-Top
will check the condition of the tank2s coatingsand foundation; structural, MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (MSDE) (RTTT) grant, develops & administers education, library & rehab pro-
safety, sanitary, and security systems; and inspection services toensure - Ranked # 1 in Education nationally, develops & administers education, grams, is on the forefront of standards-based reform of public education,
that the tank meets the latest industry standards, including current AWWA, & is committed to promoting & maintaining a diverse workforce. We cur-
OSHA, andState regulations. The interior surfaces of the tank also need to library & rehab programs, is on the forefront of standards-based reform of
be inspected utilizing aRemotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Project involves public education, & is committed to promoting & maintaining a diverse rently are accepting applications for the following position:
construction inspection and qualityassurance services for the painting and workforce. We currently are accepting applications for the following
refurbishment of a 250,000 gallon water storagestandpipe. position: • EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I,
The Town of New Windsor will not discriminate against any interested firms (Position # 040255)
or individuals inregard to race, creed, color, sex, age, handicap or national STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT FACILITATOR
origin in the selection process. (Position # 068634)
Annual Salary Range: $55,419-$80,940 & FULL STATE BENEFITS
Additional information about the project and potential subcontract services
may be obtained atGeorge, Miles & Buhr, LLC, 120 Sparks Valley Road, Annual Salary Range: $55,419-$80,940
This is a professional position responsible for providing program support
Suite A, Sparks, MD 21152 by calling (410)329-5005. and technical assistance in conducting research related to the state account-
This is a professional position responsible for coordinating the Maryland
W. Brice Foxwell, P.E. State Improvement Grant (MSIG) and Monitoring Part B Discretionary ability program in the Accountability Branch of the Division of Account-
TYPESET: Wed& Buhr,
George, Miles May 25 10:48:52 EDT 2011
LLC. ability and Assessment.
Grants to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations for special
education to ensure students with disabilities achieve adequate yearly EDUCATION: Master’s Degree or eqv 36 credit hrs of post-baccalaureate
progress (AYP). course work from an accredited college or university. EXPERIENCE: (4)
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS yrs administrative or teaching exp affiliated w/ an edu program; this exp to
DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS QUALIFCATIONS: Master’s Degree or eqv 36 credit hrs of post- include coordinating or administering edu research program or rel area. Exp
baccalaureate course work in Special Ed, Ed, or a rel field & four (4) yrs of in statistical analysis, applications development & research, or data man-
Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates agement pref; SAS (Statistical Analysis Software) exp desired. NOTES: 2
of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for RP10811-Clifton prof admin exp or teaching exp in an ed program or rel field. Exp w/ grant
management at State and Federal level & exp in an ed program working w/ addtl yrs of exp directly rel may be subst for the req’d Master’s Degree.
Park Recreation Center will be received at the Office of the Comptroller,
Room 204, City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. on June 29, 2011. students w/ disabilities desirable. 2. Possession of a Doctorate in rel field may be subst for 1 year of the req’d
Positively no bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly exp.
opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon.
The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Depart- NOTE: 2 additional yrs of exp directly rel to position may be sub for the
req Master’s Degree. For more information on these and other great opportunities with the
ment of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel MSDE, visit our website at Qualified
Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland
21202 as of May 27, 2011 and copies may be purchased for a non- For more information on these and other great opportunities with the MSDE, applicants should fax or mail application and resume to the Office of
refundable cost of $50.00. visit our website at Qualified applicants Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201. Please
Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package.
should fax or mail application and resume to the Office of Human list position name and number. Applications and resumes will be accepted
All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prequalified by the City until June 10,
of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201. Please list TYPESET: Wed2011.
25 (410) 333-8950.
09:51:34 EDT 2011
position name and number. Applications and resumes will be accepted until AA/EOE
should call 410-396-6883 or contact the Committee at 751 Eastern Avenue,
Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (”JV”), June 3, 2011. Fax: (410) 333-8950.
then in that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted
with the bid for verification purposes. TYPESET: Wed May 25 10:28:47 EDT 2011 ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CAREER OPPORTUNITY
The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is E13001 AA/EOE
Three Story and UnderCost Qualification Range for this work shall be Instrumentation Technician I, II, III & Senior
$3,000,000.01 to $4,000,000.00 Salary: Depends on Qualifications
A ”Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted at 2600 Madison Chief Information Officer ($67,382 - $108,193). MD Dept.
Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21217 on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 10:00 of Agriculture is seeking a talented & motivated individual to Visit our website at for additional informa-
A.M. serve as CIO (Program Mgr Sr. II). Please visit www.mda.
Principal Items of work for this project are: tion and to apply on-line. You may use the Internet at any
Earthwork and Site Preparation, Concrete and Masonry Construction to view full job announcement, & obtain State Anne Arundel County library, or visit our office at 2660 Riva
The MBE goal is 19% application (MS-100). Completed applications must be re- Road in Annapolis. Deadline to apply: Monday, June 27,
The WBE goal is 6% ceived by 6/8/2011. EOE/ADA 2011.
Bernice H. Taylor AEO/DF/SFE
Clerk, Board of Estimates
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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.
It or Ticket’ Campaign Benchmark West Texas Intermediate for
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 (Morguefile)
Police Department (MPD) and other local and national law against other currencies. Oil, which is priced Although many American drivers have
enforcement officers and highway safety sponsors to promote in dollars, tends to increase when the dollar cut back on driving due to high gas costs,
their annual Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement campaign in falls and makes crude cheaper for investors the international community is expected
preparation of Memorial Day weekend. As part of the campaign, (Courtesy Photo/MorgueFile. holding foreign money. to consume more gasoline.
highway patrol across the nation will be revving up enforcement com)
Oil also got a boost from reports by
and cracking down on motorists who are caught operating a The District Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan drive less.
vehicle without a seatbelt. Department of Stanley that said prices will almost certainly “You have to look back at what that means
Officers will be firmly enforcing the campaign throughout Transportation be higher later this year. The investment for the consumer,” Schork said. “We can
its duration but patrol is expected to be at its strongest during (DDOT) and banks said the recent 15 percent drop was get back to those levels, yeah. But I think
the evening and night hours. Statistics suggest that more people Metropolitan Police only a brief pause in what will likely be a it occurs at great detriment to the global
neglect wearing their seatbelts at night as opposed to the day, Department (MPD) long-term rise to near-record levels. economic recovery.”
according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. will be teaming up Goldman Sachs expects WTI to hit MasterCard SpendingPulse, which tracks
A nationwide study completed in 2009 revealed that for those to promote their $135 per barrel by the end of 2012. Morgan gasoline purchases at retail stations around
who died in evening and night accidents that year, 62 percent annual Click It or Stanley predicts Brent will average $120 per the U.S., said Tuesday that demand has
were not wearing seat belts at the time of their crash. The study Ticket enforcement barrel in 2011 while J.P. Morgan said Brent dropped for 9 weeks in a row. Its survey
also reported that 11,593 passengers died in motor vehicle crashes campaign which should hit $130 per barrel in the third quarter. showed Americans bought an average of 386
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 million gallons of gasoline per day for the
“Many more nighttime traffic deaths can be prevented if more 4. gasoline purchases this year as pump prices four weeks ended May 20. That's down about
motorists simply start wearing their seatbelts,” Terry Bellamy, rose, the rest of the world is expected to keep 1.6 percent from the same period last year.
DDOT’s acting director, said in a press release. “That’s why DDOT strongly supports consuming more. And OPEC countries will The recent drop in oil has taken some
nighttime enforcement of seatbelt laws during the Click It or Ticket campaign. Please be safe have an increasingly tougher time meeting pressure off the economy. Gasoline pump
and buckle up.” demand for oil, the investment banks said. prices fell this month after nearly reaching a
Since 1997, motorists across the District have been buckling up, helping to make “It is only a matter of time until national average of $4 per gallon. They fell
Washington, D.C. one of the national leaders in seatbelt usage. In just 13 years, the percentage inventories and OPEC spare capacity will Tuesday for a 12th straight day to an average
of seatbelt compliance in the area has risen from 58 percent to 92 percent, according to a become effectively exhausted,” Goldman of $3.828 per gallon, according to AAA,
DDOT press release. “The national average is 85 percent for seatbelt usage rate. The District Sachs analyst David Greely said in a research Wright Express and Oil Price Information
[however], is at 92 percent so compared to the national average and compared to where we note. Service. A gallon of regular is now 3.2 cents
were at not too long ago, the usage has gone way up so we’re happy with that,” said DDOT Analyst and trader Stephen Schork said oil cheaper than it was a month ago but still
spokesman John Lisle. “But that still means that they’re hundreds if not thousands of people prices could possibly rebound to the predicted $1.035 higher than the same time last year.
that still drive without their seatbelt and that’s dangerous. So that’s why we do this campaign, levels later this year, but that would put In other Nymex trading, heating oil added
to get the word out.” extreme pressure on the economy. At those 6.16 cents to settle at $2.9213 per gallon and
Penalties for driving without a seatbelt are expected to range from a $50 fine to possibly levels for oil, gasoline prices would rise well gasoline futures gained 5.21 cents to settle at
two points attached to a driving record. beyond $4 per gallon — squeezing travel $2.958 per gallon. Natural gas lost less than a
budgets and likely forcing many people to penny to settle at $4.391 per 1,000 cubic feet.
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