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JUNE 4, 2011 - JUNE 10, 2011

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Bishop Eddie Long Settles - Jobs Not at Risk in Council-

Instead of Fighting As Promised Approved Budget
King ends membership with New Birth By George Barnette
AFRO Staff Writer
our priorities without furloughing or laying-
off hard-working employees,” said Baker in
a statement. “I am especially encouraged by
By Talibah Chikwendu
The Prince George’s County Council the Council’s approval of $50 million set aside
AFRO Executive Editor
adopted the fiscal year 2012 budget last for the EDI Fund, which will spur economic
week, keeping many provisions that Prince development, create jobs, and grow our
The Atlanta pastor facing
Georgians asked for. commercial tax base.”
four civil lawsuits accusing
“Together with Council-initiated In that vein, the Council says it was
him of sexual coercion
enhancements, we have approved a budget for especially vigilant of the employment situation
settled the cases out-of-
fiscal year 2012 that sends of many residents,
court, his church announced
a clear and unmistakable which is why it set aside
May 26, but the agreement
message to our citizens,”
“We heard you. funding that will help put
leaves plenty of questions
Council Chairwoman We listened. We are residents back to work
Ingrid M. Turner, D.-Dist. with the Department of
The lawsuits were filed
in September 2010 against
4, said at the hearing. “We working for you.” Public Works and Transit
heard you. We listened.
Bishop Eddie Long, the
We are working for you.”
– Council Chairwoman (DPWT). The Council,
spurred on by Councilman
leader of the more than Ingrid M. Turner Mel Franklin, D.-Dist. 9,
The final budget set
25,000-member New Birth
aside $1.6 billion for set aside $10 million for
Missionary Baptist Church.
AP Photo/John Amis, Pool
Seen in this Sept. 26, 2010 file photo, Bishop Eddie Long education, which is about 61 percent of the DPWT roadway improvement with the hopes
Four plaintiffs alleged that
speaks at his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church near budget, along with $408 million for public that 51 percent of those projects would be
Long gave them and others
Atlanta. Long, a famed megachurch pastor, recently safety. manned by county residents.
attention, money and gifts,
settled a case with four men who accused him of sexual It also saved the county from having to lay “I’m glad that throughout our discussions
before and after they reached
coercion. off or furlough employees—an achievement my colleagues supported [the initiative] and I
the legal age of consent.
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern again commend Councilmember Franklin for
Such actions allegedly ... I feel like David against from the lawsuits unanswered,
Baker does not take lightly. what we on the council call the Department
involved engaging them in Goliath. But I’ve got five including the basic question
“I am pleased to announce that my of Public Works Stimulus Economic
manipulation, oral sodomy rocks and I haven’t thrown of his guilt or innocence, and
office and the County Council have worked Development Program,” Turner said.
and other sexual acts one yet.” generated new ones, including
together to produce a budget that advances
Addressing his The settlement, which was the monetary terms of the Continued on A4
congregation and the world reached after several months settlement, and whether Long
regarding the charges of mediation, doesn’t look or the church is paying the
approximately eight months tab.
ago, Long said that he had
“never in my life portrayed
like the fight Long promised.
It leaves all the questions Continued on A3 Keeping It Cool
myself as a perfect man. But
I am not the man that’s being
portrayed on the television. NAACP Calls for By AFRO Staff

Investigation after
That’s not me.
“I’ve been accused. I Area residents are still
am under attack,” he said. reeling from a heat wave that
“This thing, I’m gonna fight.
Judge’s Incendiary
blanketed the Mid-Atlantic this
The National Weather Service

Comments on Monday issued a heat

advisory for the Washington
and Maryland areas, saying
By George Barnette temperatures on Tuesday
AFRO Staff Writer would reach the lower to mid-
Hear the AFRO on The Daily 90s, but the heat index could
State and local chapters of the NAACP are asking that a St. get up to 105. Temperatures
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Mary’s County judge be investigated over comments he made were expected to remain in the
at a hearing for Antonio Warren Gantt. lower-90s and 80s throughout
Gantt, who was convicted of two 2007 robberies, was given the week.
life sentences as a result of those crimes. Those convictions Washington, D.C. fire and
were overturned last year, however, because Gantt—who rescue officials reported
represented himself at trial—wasn’t told about the possible life
Continued on A4
Judge C. Clarke Raley, who sentenced Gantt to prison,
was upset with the appeals court decision and according to St.
Mary’s County’s Enterprise newspaper called it “a very stupid
AP Photo/Press-Register, Mike Kittrell
Public pools, splash fountains and cooling centers will be accessible to Prince
“It’s obvious I hate him,” Raley said, according to the
George’s County residents throughout the summer to combat excessive heat.
Enterprise. “I think he should be hung. Go get me a rope.”
Gerald Stansbury, president of the Maryland State
Conference of the NAACP, is calling for the State Commission
on Judicial Disabilities to investigate Raley’s comments for
what he called “tempered and inflammatory remarks.” Public Gets Involved in HBCU Lawsuit Issues
“Judge Raley remarks crossed the line,” Stansbury said in
By Talibah Chikwendu historically Black institutions.
a statement. “His remarks not only are inappropriate but raise
AFRO Executive Editor Presenting some of the history of HBIs
the question as to whether he has the judicial temperament that
in Maryland and the manifestation of issues
is necessary to continue to serve on the bench.”
The defendant’s arguments in the May leading to the lawsuits were A. Dwight
Raley, a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County, retired after
11 motion hearing in a civil lawsuit brought Pettit, Esq. and Maryland Sen. Joan Carter
nearly 30 years on the bench in April. This incident was not
by the Coalition for Equity and Excellence Conway, chair of the Senate Education
the first time Raley made comments from the bench that raised
in Maryland Higher Education against the Committee.
Maryland Higher Education Commission One thing Carter Conway stressed is
In 2005, an appeals court questioned Raley’s understanding
have finally gotten the public engaged in this that what’s going on with this lawsuit and
of the law after he incorrectly ruled that Joseph Medley should
debate. The response to hearing coverage the continued disparity have nothing to do
pay $1,000 to the jury, after pleading guilty to marijuana
spilled onto the airways through the “Larry with political parties and ideology. Carter
Young Morning Show” on WOLB, a talk Conway, who has been fighting to eliminate
“It is clear, after reviewing the statutory provisions relevant
radio station in Baltimore, Md. duplicate programs and to provide equity
to the present case, that the Circuit Court lacked the authority
Public comment and interest led former treatment for HBIs since she entered the
to levy or set a fine premised, in whole or in part, on paying for
state Sen. Young to plan a special event on General Assembly, mentioned several bills
or reimbursing jury costs that may have been incurred because
May 26, bringing in a variety of speakers to she sponsored and fought for in Annapolis to
Medley did not waive his jury election until the day of trial,”
air the history and facts on the subject and to address the problems that were defeated. “I
Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Glenn T. Harrell wrote in his
provide insight into the issues being covered will continue to fight,” she said.
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A2 The Afro-American, June 4, 2011 - June 10, 2011

AFRO National Briefs

Your History • Your Community • Your News CBCF Announces 41st Annual Legislative Conference raised in Tennessee. His parents divorced when he was young
The Afro-American Newspapers iLead|iServe Theme Looks At Value and Impact of Involvement and he was sent to live with his maternal grandmother, finally
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters WASHINGTON – Around the country, citizens will be able relocating after her death to the Bronx. After attending DeWitt
2519 N. Charles Street to explore issues surrounding leadership and service during the Clinton High School and then the Fieldston School, where
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 41st Annual his writing talent was first recognized, Scott-Heron enrolled
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 Legislative Conference (ALC). The conference will take place at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. While at Lincoln he
from Sept. 21-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention met Jackson and the two formed the band Black and Blues.
Center in Washington, D.C. Registration for ALC is open now. He subsequently left school to write two novels, The Vulture,
ALC provides an outlet to highlight the mission of CBCF — published in 1970, and The Nigger Factory. He eventually
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892
to develop leaders, to inform policy and to educate the public received a master’s degree in creative writing from Johns
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II
— by providing more than 85 high-level, thought-provoking Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. forums to address the critical challenges facing the African- His recording career began in 1970 with Small Talk at 125th
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222 American Diaspora. Also offered during the four-day event are and Lenox, followed by Pieces of A Man (1971) and Small Talk
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 free health screenings, a job fair, interactive financial sessions, (1972), where his distinctive spoken-word style began to fully
networking opportunities and cultural activities. emerge. He created or collaborated on twelve other albums, the
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales
This year, the foundation is expecting thousands to reflect most recent coming in 2010, 16 years after his last effort.
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289
on the theme: iLead|iServe. ALC attendees will have many Gil Scott-Heron was married during the 1970s to the actress
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 opportunities to share their thoughts and experiences on leading Brenda Sykes.
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 and serving — how and why they do it, the value of each, and Lawsuit Threatened over Malcolm X Biography
Advertising Account Executive the impact of each within their lives and their communities. The Columbia University, Viking Press and the estate of
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274 conference will use social media, a town hall meeting, brain Manning Marable face a potential lawsuit over assertions in
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 trusts and personal interaction to further encourage discussions Marable’s posthumously-released biography of Malcolm X,
and follow-up conversations among attendees. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Lawyers representing a key
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265
“ALC is recognized as one of the most important gatherings figure in the biography, in a “cease and desist” letter to the
Director, Community & Public Relations of African-Americans in the nation,” said Elsie L. Scott,
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 publisher May 23, challenged the characterization of Linwood
president and chief executive officer for CBCF. “Every year, Cathcart, a Malcolm X colleague in the Nation of Islam.
Editorial we see regular attendees and new faces at ALC ready to join the The letter from Cathcart’s attorney Mark Fury threatened
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu conversation so that they too can return to their communities
legal efforts “not by any means necessary, but by all available
and affect change.” means at law or equity.” In the book, Marable implicates
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 former Nation of Islam Minister Linward X Cathcart in the
E-mail: Jazz Poet, Author Gil Scott-Heron Dies at 62 murder of Malcolm X. Cathcart and his lawyers strongly refute
Pioneering poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron died May the claim and said that New York police and FBI investigators
Global Markets 27 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. He was 62. Scott- “dismissed him as a potential suspect.” “Your author, Manning
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220
Heron became Marable, knowingly printed false allegations, misleading
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager ill after returning statements and made glaring omissions that clearly defame Mr.
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116 from a European Cathcart, injure him and his family, and even put him and them
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager trip, but the exact at risk of physical harm,” Fury wrote.
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 cause of his death Fury said that Marable got several facts in the book wrong,
Production Department - 410-554-8288 was not released. including the fact that the men shared a girlfriend named
Scott-Heron Sharon Poole.
was best known for Marable said in the biography that Poole and Cathcart lived
Washington Office collaborating with together. Fury claimed that she rented an apartment in his
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723 pianist and flutist house for years with her husband, while Cathcart lived there
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297 Brian Jackson with his wife of 40 years. Fury said his client wants the books
General Manager during the early Courtesy Photo removed from stores and corrections made immediately.
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116 1970s and his Gil Scott-Heron Despite these claims, Marable received many kind words
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 melodiously voiced at his death. NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous said
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: performance Marable was “one of the keenest intellects of our age to the
410-554-8234 readings in the late 1970s and early 1980s. One of his most contemporary conversation on race in America.” Marable’s
Customer famous compositions was 1970’s “The Revolution Will Not Be good friend, Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, told the AFRO that
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226 Televised,” an early anthem of Black militancy. it was time that the world gave Marable “his due” and that “a
Nights and Weekends: 410-554-8282 Scott-Heron was born in Chicago, Ill. on April 1, 1949, but giant has fallen.”
November 1, 2008 - November 7, 2008, The Washington Afro-American A3

Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3

A2 The Afro-American, June 4, 2011 - June 4, 2011 June 4, 2011 - June 10, 2011, The Afro-American
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-

Bishop Long Settles White Founder of Black

AFRO Staff Writer

Jennifer Hudson and other

connection with the murder of
Hudson’s mother and brother.
The white, 1994 Chevrolet
cious vehicle. The man noticed
the vehicle while walking his
dog. According to the Chicago
graph around the city. On
Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
for the public’s help in finding
Continued fromidentified

Megachurch Dies at 91
relatives positively Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace
multiple times in the back seat blog, she thanked fans and sup-
“After a series of discussions, “I think they’ll go right on of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- porters for their prayers and
all parties involved have with him,” Reynolds said. tered to Hudson’s murdered offered a $100,000 reward to
decided to resolve the civil “People have a special brother, was towed with the anyone who returned the boy
cases out of court. The relationship with their By AFRO Staff Now, Evangel Cathedral is one of the
boy’s body inside and is being alive.
decision was made to bring preacher and they are going largest churches in the metropolitan
processed by evidence techni- Since the investigation,
closure to this matter and to to believe Eddie Long and Bishop
cians and JohnThe
workers. L. Meares,
body founder of area, with 4,200
Hudson active
– whomembers
gained –stardom
allow us to move forward things will go on as usual.” Evangel Cathedral –
was later removed and taken toa mostly Black than 85 percent of which is African-
after appearing on “American
with the plans God has for There are some signs thecongregation
Cook Countyin Upper Marlboro – was
Medical American. ItIdol,”
also and
owns Camelot,
then won an the
this ministry,” Art Franklin, to the contrary. According memorialized
Examiner’s office. this week in services that full service banquet facility
Academy Award for located on in
her role
spokesman for Long and to a special NewsOne/ drew thousands. Meares
Hudson and other family died May 23 at the church’s property.
the movie Dreamgirls – has
New Birth Missionary Elev8 reports on My Praise the agearrived
members of 91. at the Medical Despite stayed
the church’s
out of popularity
the public eye.
Baptist Church, said in a Atlanta, church revenue is He began
Examiner’s officethe church as tent revival
mid-after- and reach, it hasn’t always received
The Chicago Tribune report-
statement. “As is usually down significantly, causing noonmeetings, where
to identify members of the
the body. Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. positive press. In 1987,
ed that ex-members
a parade of cars movedof
the case when civil lawsuits a reduction in staff and a community
Given would
the choice come
between for miracles,
look- the church launched
slowly pasta lawsuit against
her family’s home
inghealings and
directly at thetobody
be saved.
or A spokesman for the office the murders but is being theheld in in
church a controversy
Monday morning,thatpastwas
resolve out of court, we reduction of the work week told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after
cannot discuss any details to four days. The article went
viewing Heitthen
on a leased the old Turner’s
wall-mounted covered in JETnewsmagazine, whichand
vans, reporters rancuri-
regarding the resolution or the on to say the church had Photos
Courtesy to go Arena on 14 and W streets in a story about how members ouswent into
was killed, as
process, and
as they heraremom,
as her brother,
into its reserves
Darnell Donersonlast year who to “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
Northwest Washington. From there,
Meares moved the church to an old
severe debt to tithe properly
at the stood
quietly and
confidential. This resolution coverJason.
operating expenses. reflected on the
is the most reasonable road That reports also mentions government warehouse on U Street, “remained strong for her fami- being convicted of attempted According to JET, people donated
video screen, the family chose violence.
money because “white leadership” at
for everyone to travel.” N.W. The church would then move to was clearly its leader.
the body of her 7-year-old plate Bernice
Rev. X584859King’s was found departure
on the latter. According to the ly” and murder and vehicular hijack- In front of the Hudson’s
B.J. Bernstein, the from the church as a negative the York Theater on Georgia Avenue in Courtesy Photo/Evangel
“She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County recordsCathedral the show
church told them “God would put a
nephew Monday, just hours Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, home, men in heavy jackets
Northwest curse
bothon them.”
him.” before it settled intoly,” another John L. Meares
after hisfor
body plaintiffs
was found Maurice
in a sign for
police the church.
received a 7 that’s the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to and hooded sweatshirts came to
Robinson, Anthony Flagg, King, however, refuted home on Rhode Island Avenue.was It was
obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also A viewing kissservice forwhite
the twin Meares was bar-

ACORN Fights Back

Jamal Parris and Spencer that assertion during a May then, in 1989 that Meares stepped down church.
moment.” slated at Evangel
convicted in 1998 for posses- ing the names of Donersonon
Cathedral at 8 p.m. and
LeGrande, released a brief 31 interview on the Praise as senior pastor and consecrated his The boy – theInson 1991, the church
of Julia moved
sion June 2 withJason.
to its motor vehicle.
of a stolen the home going service 11
statement, saying only 102.5’s “Rhondell Lewis son, Don Meares as the new head currentsister
of theJennifer’s
Hudson, location
– hadin Upper
He wasMarlboro. a.m. on
released from prison inJune 3.“Everybody is sick of going
been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
that “the matter has been Show.” through stuff like this,” Artisha
when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, a former resident of the
resolved” and adding that “I’m clarifying that grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges.
neither she or her clients after eightCowboys
years andplayers eight area told the Tribune. “We all
By Alan King and Dallas No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing have to stick together. All these
would make
AFRO Staff Writer any further months ... my last
Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, Sunday trying to distance him from the Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in young children are dying, and
among the names submitted to group, saying, “Barack Obama in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers for what?”
election officials.
“To me it looks like a cover up.”
Presidential candidate John
McCain’s attack on ACORN – Hurd said those workers, who
Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale
But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue.
Associated Community – Rev.
were doingDr.those
Barbara thingsReynolds
without long and deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desig-
Organization for Reform Now – ACORN’s knowledge or permis- for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing
confirms the success of the sion, were fired. him for President. children – was issued Friday
statements or give interviews
group says.
the head of the as a“The
of New
that has
You get to choose how
But now ACORN is in trouble.
Reporter: There are at least
after Julian was discovered
now or in the future about the Missionary Baptist Church missing after the murders.
case.“This is testimony to the work was
we’ve done and success we’ve
forms to get paid for work they
this past Sunday [May
didn’t do, not to stuff ballot
you spend your money.
11 investigations across the
country involving thousands of
Police arrested William
Balfour, the missing boy’s step-
“To me it looks like 29],” she said.
had,” Maude Hurd, president of
cover up,” saidthe in anRev. Dr.
boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the
victim of fraud, not thatthesheperpetra-
didn’t forms. Shouldn’t you get to
potentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband
of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
Barbara Reynolds, a religious resign because she was never
with the AFRO.
political commentator,
this attack started, we
tor of it.
an employee of the
Hurd said the only things church choose how you bank?
Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several
fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders.
said. “Itannounced
had just looks likethat he did
we had and
bogusthat areshe
the didn’t
chargesstep them- down paid more than $800,000 to an Balfour’s mother, Michele, has
what the Catholic Church
registered 1.3 million new vot- because
selves. And factcheck. org title
elder was just a ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had
has been doing for decades.
ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. she held because she was efforts. nothing to do with the slayings.
someone’sthat [Long’s initial
running scared an Itordained
concluded, minister,
“Neither she Pressuring banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
because of ACORN’s meant hesuccess.”
would added,
ACORN“Inor amitsjust no longer
employees havea loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
go McCain,
to court and who fight in court.”
is running for member
been found ofguilty
New of, Birth.”
or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
president onadded that theretick- charged
the Republican Rev.with,
stressed that
fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for
et,no wayout
lashed to atbeACORN
sure if Longin the her decision to leave had
votes.” America.
final guilty
was debate or against Barack“If
innocent. been Thediscussed
problem came with about
Bishop pri-
Obama, contending
that’s his addiction, more the group “is marily because of the
Long earlier in the year and way Since McCain’s comments, SQUARE HIGH
on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than
people will be violated ... But scheduled for the last Sunday
ACORN’s 87 offices have been
ing one of the greatest frauds in rely on volunteers, it pays peo- bombarded with threats and
who will know for sure now, in
manyHer reason:
of them poortoorpursue
unem- racist mail.
voter history in this country,
because it’s been covered
maybe destroying the fabric of up.” the
ployed, to sign up newGod
next assignment voters. The day after the presidential
The New Birth
democracy.” had for her.
The idea was“I to have always
help both those debate, vandals broke into the
congregation rallied around followed what, a non-partisan being registered and those doing I believe to be organization’s Boston and Seattle
Long, supporting his
Web site, found those claims to call to the voice of
the registration. God in my life offices and stole computers.
fight and continuewith
be “exaggerated,” to move
“no evi- andMaud
I’ve explained,
sought to “We be obedient
have a After a Cleveland representative BREAD NOT ON THE LIST
dence of any Andsuch he assured
democracy- them to zerothat voice,”policy
tolerance she said. “I
for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was
that he would
destroying fraud.”remain their know that I have
ate falsification a pastoral
of registration.” sent to the local office saying she
believes“I’ve been
the McCain calling
Moston newsmyaccount
life andneglect
I had to to “is going to have her life ended.”
chargestowere be your shepherd
politically motivat- accept
point outit.that... ACORN
This is the is timing A worker in Providence, R.I.,
ed. as long as you receive me that Godbygave
required law me,to turnat in
reg- received a threatening call say- LEFT RIGHT
as your shepherd,
She said, “Because I’llit’s
your istration
of May, forms. And where
and that’s they also fail ing, “We know you get off work
and moderate-income people,
shepherd.” to note
my mind thathas
it was
alwaysthe organiza-
been at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
andButpeople of color,
without a clear I believe the tion, in
many instances, that first A caller to one office left a
McCain campaign thinks those brought the phony registrations message on the answering
resolution of Long’s guilt or Bishop Long posted a
voters are going to vote to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
innocence, or the cost of the statement
The McCain on the campchurch
apparently calling to let you know that
Democratic, which is not neces-
sarily true.” to the church, website, indicating
isn’t interested in those a fine Barack Obama needs to get
many ACORNare wondering
is no stranger what to celebration
points, preferring is being
to airplanned
mislead- hung. He’s a (expletive deleted)
impact this
controversy. will have on for
ing ads that seek tohonor
Rev. King to her
link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of
Long’s ability to be effective contributions
For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting and celebrate (expletive deleted). You guys are
as a leader. has fought for social her
organization endeavors.
his political support. fraudulent, and you need to go to
and economic justice for low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell. All the niggers on oak trees.
and moderate-income and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung hon-
Americans. With 400,000 mem- Announcer: Who is Barack eys, they’re going to get assassi-
ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.”
than 1,200 neighborhood chap- baptism performed at warp Another message said, “You
ters in 110 cities nationwide, speed.” Vast ambition. After col- liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive
ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. deleted). Welfare bums. You
its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. guys just (expletive deleted)
cating for affordable housing, There, Obama met Madeleine come to our country, consume
living wages, healthcare for the Talbot, part of the Chicago every natural resource there is,
underserved— and while organ- branch of ACORN. He was so and make a lot of babies. That’s
izing voter registration drives. impressive that he was asked to all you guys do. And then suck
But none has been as withering train the ACORN staff. up the welfare and expect every-
and baseless as this one. What did ACORN in Chicago one else to pay for your hospital
With the presidential election engage in? Bullying banks. bills for your kids. I jus’ say let
less than two weeks away, Intimidation tactics. Disruption your kids die. That’s the best Before age five, every room is a classroom.
ACORN’s detractors allege the of business. ACORN forced move. Just let your children die. Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple things like
organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky home loans. Forget about paying for hospital counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learning ability,
sive voter registration fraud after The same types of loans that bills for them. I’m not gonna do and help them enter school more prepared. That’s why PNC
the reported discovery of bogus caused the financial crisis we’re it. You guys are lowlifes. And I founded Grow Up Great and its Spanish-language equivalent Crezca
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President Obama’s Disaster Schedule Competes With Issues

By Hazel Trice Edney

President Barack Obama returned from a whirlwind trip

to Europe May 29 and heading straight to Joplin, Mo., where
neighborhoods were reduced to rubble during a May 22
tornado. Some 122 deaths have been confirmed and some 1,500
are still missing.
At a memorial for lost loved ones on Sunday, the president
lauded the heroism of some who lost their lives while saving
others in Joplin: “And, in the face of winds that showed no
mercy, no regard for human life, that did not discriminate by
race or faith or background, it was ordinary people, swiftly
tested, who said, “I’m willing to die right now so that someone
else might live.”
Almost as much as dealing with domestic and international
issues, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have
found themselves comforting victims of natural disasters over
the past several months. Among them:
• In mid-May, thousands of people, threatened by flooding
from the Mississippi River, were forced from their homes
into shelters. Though thousands of acres of corn and other
farmlands were lost, the river – swollen after severe weather
- reportedly crested at 47.8 feet, 14.1 feet above flood stage.
States of Tennessee and Louisiana were also majorly affected
by the flooding. Still, Obama met with some who were affected.
• In late April, the president and first lady visited
Tuscaloosa, Ala., after deadly tornados killed at least 300 Photo by Pete Souza/The White House
people and more than 100 remain homeless. President Barack Obama listens as Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton speaks during a meeting with elected officials and
• In Japan in March a devastating earthquake and tsunami families affected by the floods in Memphis, Tenn., May 16.
that followed killed more than 250,000 people. President
Obama met with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan during stretchers. Your restaurants have rushed food to people in need.

Approved Budget
an international summit in France last week. Obama promised Businesses have filled trucks with donations. You’ve waited in
reporters that Japan will emege “stronger than ever.” line for hours to donate blood to people you know, but also to
That was also the hope as thousands gathered at the people you’ve never met.”
Missouri Southern University on Sunday to mourn lost loved He concluded, quoting Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri: “As Continued from A1
ones in Joplin. Comforting the crowd, Obama mostly focused the governor said, you have shown the world what it means
on how the best in people comes out during disasters. The Council was able to save funding for busing students
to love thy neighbor. You’ve banded together. You’ve come to
“A university turned itself into a makeshift hospital,” he to magnet programs at schools outside of their residential
each other’s aid. You’ve demonstrated a simple truth: that amid
said to applause. “Some of you used your pickup trucks as districts. This funding was championed by many in the county,
heartbreak and tragedy, no one is a stranger. Everybody is a
ambulances, carrying the injured … on doors that served as especially students, teachers and parents involved in Suitland
brother. Everybody is a sister … We can all love one another.”
High Schools Visual and Performing Arts program. However,
the funding came with a caveat as the council has ordered the

Public Gets Involved in HBCU Issue

Continued from A1
school board to study alternatives to the current system because
Council members say it has simply become to expensive for
Prince George’s.
“The school board is required to come back in no later than
Pettit, who served on play by the University of mission of the HBCUs and with less,” she added. six months to have a plan or study to demonstrate how this
the University of Maryland Maryland System, and that that the organization would be Dr. Patricia Ramsey, transportations system will be resolved,” Turner said. “We
System Board of Regents, when the Black institutions sending a letter to Maryland’s professor of biology at Bowie cannot continue to sustain the system. The school system is
said he cares deeply for were ignored, no one spoke State’s Attorney Douglas State University and former supposed to work with the [Washington Metropolitan Area
the HBCUs in this country up for them. “I was the lone Gansler about the issue. Sen. interim president, reminded Transit Authority] and the Bus, our transportation system, to
but believes they suffer voice,” Pettit said. Pugh, a Morgan graduate, said the listening audience that come up with a plan and send a proposal back to us.”
from benign neglect in Bowie was the oldest HBCU The Council also secured funding for Camp Schmidt, a
appropriations of money in the Maryland and has traditional overnight field trip location for fifth-graders in the
for capital and operating “If we didn’t have HBCUs, we would have graduated the highest number county’s public schools as well as funding for the Reading
Recovery Program although it has been reorganized to save
expenses. He said the mindset
is, “we know they’re there,
to create them.” of students with master’s
degrees in computer science money.
we know they need, but if we - Dr. Patricia Ramsey in the country. “If we didn’t The Council also wishes to provide a $750 one-time bonus
just ignore them, maybe they have HBCUs, we would have to county employees.
will go away.” Maryland Legislative HBCUs have traditionally to create them,” she said This budget will go into effect July 1.
He posited that much of Black Caucus Chair Catherine provided the remedial training She also shared that
the continued pushback on the
issues in this case is power
Pugh said the Caucus
supported the need for and
needed without additional
funding. “What we’ve
traditionally done is more
alumni of HBCUs have gone
on to succeed in the best
universities in the country.
Judge’s Comments
“We need to be proactive and Continued from A1
put out the data ..., “ Ramsey This time, though, Raley’s the Maryland Commission
said. statements went too far, on Judicial Disabilities owe
Dr. Marvin “Doc” Stansbury said. Stansbury the citizens of Maryland
Cheatham, also in the studio, said Raley’s statements are an assurance that this type
and host Young encouraged unacceptable and he wants of conduct will not be
the audience to stay informed a full investigation into his condoned,” Stansbury said.
on the issues involved in this actions. “We are confident that this
case and to make their voices “Judge Raley owes matter will not be brush under
heard. Young said the public the citizens of Maryland the rug and we intend to
has to be unafraid and take an apology for these monitor this situation closely
action. outrageous comments and to insure that a judicious and
expeditious investigation is
Gantt awaits retrial on
the robbery charges and he
has also been charged with
allegedly threatening to have
the judge and prosecutor in
his first trials killed.

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Outlet Mall Welcomed as Sign of County Development

By George Barnette and part-time jobs to Prince some. Officials behind this
AFRO Staff Writer George’s County.” project believe the outlet
It is another bit of good center will boost traffic and
National Harbor has a news for the county as they visibility for the complex.
lot of amenities that county battle for more economic “The opportunity to build
residents have always development. Two years a Tanger Outlet Center in the
desired, but now it’s getting ago, Disney purchased land National Harbor complex
one that they’ve wanted for at the harbor to build a resort was extremely compelling,
years. hotel, but to date construction as it affords us the chance to
Tanger Factory Outlet build a metro-specific,
Centers, a Greensboro, N.C.- next-generation outlet
based company that operates
“This is a great shopping center
upscale outlet shopping announcement for in this beautiful
location,” Steven B.
centers, and the Peterson
Companies, the property the residents of Prince Tanger, president
management company in and CEO of Tanger
charge of National Harbor,
George’s County and the Outlet Centers, in a
have entered into a deal to region. Our residents statement. “National
Harbor not only has
bring an upscale shopping
center to the complex. have yearned for diverse high visibility and
“This is a great easy access to major
announcement for the
shopping opportunities highways, it is also
residents of Prince George’s for years and this will minutes away from
three international area
Courtesy Photo/National Harbor
County and the region. Our National Harbor to get high-end shopping outlet.
residents have yearned boost their options.” airports.”
for diverse shopping County officials are
opportunities for years and
– Prince George’s County Executive hoping that this gives and residents are hoping that location. are seeing increasing leasing
this will boost their options,” Rushern L. Baker the county another to move past the struggles “The Boulevard at the activity from local and
said Prince George’s County shopping option to the Boulevard at the Capital Center benefits national tenants.”
Executive Rushern L. hasn’t begun on that project. go along with Woodmore Capital Center continues to from a great location and The Peterson Companies
Baker in a statement. “I And, it’s a welcome sign Towne Center. That project, experience. That complex has an outstanding lineup of said the final list of tenants
want to thank the Peterson for National Harbor, which which opened last October, seen many retail and dining remaining tenants,” said hasn’t been decided yet.
Companies and Tanger Outlet hasn’t always been full of is expected to create $236 options come and go since it Bill Parks, vice president Groundbreaking is expected
Centers for bringing high- good news. It has, at times, million in revenue for the opened in 2003. Despite that, of property management to occur in late 2011 with the
quality outlet shopping and struggled to get foot traffic county. Inland U.S. Management, at Inland, in an email. “We grand opening to take place a
over 400 construction and due to expensive parking With Konterra being property managers of the continue to aggressively year to 15 months later.
approximately 900 full-time options that have angered developed in Laurel, officials Boulevard, still believe in market the vacant space and

J.P. Cusick (D)

Keeping It Cool County Office of Homeland
Security will continue to
update the public through the
for U.S. Senate
To reform the
Continued from A1 County’s website at http:// Child Support laws.
that 12 people were taken who don’t have access to air caffeine. in the air conditioning or www.princegeorgescountymd. Talk to the candidate
on Monday to hospitals to conditioning to utilize County • Limit heavy exertion shade. gov.  and more online at:
be treated for heat-related cooling centers,” said Prince when high levels of heat and • Eat smaller meals, more
illnesses during the National George’s County Executive humidity are present.  High often. The Associated Press
contributed to this story. By Authority,
Memorial Day Parade in Rushern L. Baker III in a humidity levels make it more • Spend time at local pools V. E. Eldridge, Treasurer.
Washington. In Baltimore at statement. “Additionally, we difficult for your body to or take cool baths.
the NCAA lacrosse national ask all residents to use caution dissipate heat. • Make sure pets have
title game, the game-time and common sense with these • Increase time spent in an access to water and shade. “An insightful and powerful play
temperature was 96 degrees excessive temperatures, drink air-conditioned environment. • Continue to monitor
and it was even hotter at plenty of water, and, most • Wear loose fitting, light weather reports for updates
with great music”
field level on a sun-scorched importantly, look after family colored clothing. and tips. –Minnesota Monthly

afternoon. members and neighbors, • Take frequent rest breaks The Prince George’s
especially the elderly.”
To beat the heat and
“We advise all protect from heat stroke and
residents who don’t other related illnesses, the
County Office of Homeland
have access to air Security recommends the
following tips:
conditioning to • Elderly, infants and those
utilize County with chronic illnesses can
dehydrate more easily and
cooling centers.” are more susceptible to heat-
related illnesses. Please check
– Prince George’s County on relatives, friends, and
Executive Rushern L. Baker neighbors.
• Stay well hydrated. 
Agencies across the Sweat, or water, allows heat
region, including Prince to evaporate from your skin’s
George’s County, opened surface.  If you become
cooling centers to provide dehydrated, it is more difficult
relief to heat-swamped for your body to maintain an
residents, including public acceptable temperature.  The
pools—a welcome respite best thing to drink is water. 
in what may prove to be a Gatorade or other sports
scorching summer. drinks are also good.  Avoid
“We advise all residents drinks containing alcohol or

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Community Two District Boy Scouts Receive

Hundreds Flock to Petworth, Howard Organization’s Highest Honor
University Health Day By Gregory Dale
AFRO Staff Writer
smoke curling skyward from As the end of high school
5701 Georgia Ave. and a nears for teens John Marshall
bright red fire truck parked and Sanford Booth, a special
outside, neighbors might honor that they recently
have assumed a fire rescue received will surely serve as a
was underway at the Emery memorable capstone.
Recreation Center. The teens, both members of
But the smoke was from Boy Scout Troop 524 at Shiloh
healthy food – squash, carrots Baptist Church in the District,
and other veggies – being earned the eminent Eagle
grilled during Safeway’s Scout award earlier this year.
Courtesy Photos
cooking demonstrations, The ranking is the highest
John Marshall and Sanford Booth
and the fire truck and fire attainable honor issued by the
department were on hand Courtesy Photo/Howard University Boy Scout program and tops
to remind area residents Howard University doctors and health care clinicians off countless hours of dedication and service .
how to stay safe in their performed screenings and testing for a variety of “Becoming an Eagle Scout is a very long process. It’s a lot of dedication and it’s a lot of
home. It was just a small medical concerns, including diabetes, blood pressure, hours [but] actually achieving this accomplishment is a wonderful feeling,” Marshall told the
part of the Petworth Health HIV, prostate cancer, hearing and sickle cell at Petworth AFRO in a recent interview. It’s a highlight of my life that I was able to get it done.”
Wellness Day in and outside Health Wellness Day. The 18-year-old Prince George’s County native said his involvement with the Scouts
Emery Recreation Center in reinforced important lessons taught to him by his parents, like following the right path
many others groups helped the center for lessons on how and becoming a leader. “When one of my friends say, ‘I don’t feel like doing this,’ I try to
northwest Washington. organize the day, and ANC to grill every day food --
More than 400 residents motivate them so they can achieve and go off to do better things,” he said.
Commissioner Lisa Colbert chicken, squash, carrots, egg And being a proficient leader was definitely vital when completing his service project that
from Petworth and spearheaded the event. pant and zucchini – healthier
surrounding communities each scout is required to do in order to be considered for the Eagle Scout ranking.
“It was really a great and to taste the samples Earlier this year, Marshall repaired and refurbished a dozen benches around the pond area
poured into the recreation day,” Colbert said. “Before afterward. “We were really
center for expert advice on at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in the District. Upon deciding what he wanted to do
we could even open the happy to participate,” said for his project, he explained that he wanted to build something hands-on, while also paying
diet, exercise and wellness doors at 10, people were Safeway manager Matthew
and to receive free testing tribute to war veterans.
lined up outside. So, there Brown. “We are very thankful “My grandfather was a World War veteran and I also would like to be in the military, so I
and screenings from Howard was obviously a need. We for the opportunity to
University Hospital clinicians figured I’d do something that would help them, because they spent endless hours fighting for
were able to provide health encourage the community to our country,” he said.
on various health concerns. services to scores of people eat healthier. I learned a few
The Ward 4 Advisory Following graduation from Reservoir High School, Marshall will start classes at Old
who otherwise might not have things myself.” Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. and will major in computer science. The subject
Neighborhood Commission been able to afford them.” Howard University doctors
and Howard University fascinated the teen early on in his high school career and last summer, he participated in
“But it was also a joyous and health care clinicians Howard University’s Minority Engineering Science Technology Program, which further roused
sponsored the event. United day, with lots of fun.” performed screenings and
Health Care, DC Department his interest. After leaving Old Dominion, the teen has plenty ambitious goals for the future.
People gathered around the testing for a variety of “I would like to be a software engineer to create programs for different companies. Or,
of Parks and Recreation and Safeway grill located outside medical concerns, including I’d like to be an IT specialist for a Fortune 500 company,” Marshall said. “Also, since I’m
diabetes, blood pressure, HIV, doing ROTC in college, I’ll have to give four years after college to the military, so hopefully
prostate cancer, hearing and I could get a job related to my major while I’m in the military.”
sickle cell and many others. For Booth, 17, becoming an Eagle Scout was already a definite upon his entrance into the
Pharmacists and nutritionists Boy Scout program.
also answered drug and diet “Only about 4 percent of Scouts actually become Eagle Scouts,” he said. “The whole
questions. purpose of me becoming a Boy Scout was to become an Eagle Scout, so the day that I
“We are thrilled that we [achieved this ranking] was a very proud moment for me.”
could provide this service Amid being involved with school activities such as the Student Government Association,
to the community,” said Dr. the varsity golf team and the concert and jazz bands at Bladensburg High School, the
Wayne Frederick, director teen somehow managed enough time to complete his cooperative eagle service project.
of the Howard University After working with the Department of Homeland Security, he made over 200 emergency
We never run low on irony in Baltimore. Or restaurants that serve local
grass-fed beef, merchants that carry housemade pickles and pâté, or Cancer Center and head of the preparedness kits for senior citizens at the Petersburg Senior Apartment Building in
markets that sell goods from local farms. It’s foodie heaven around here. Faculty Practice Plan. “One Northeast D.C.
of our goals is to educate and “I wanted to do a project where I gave back to the community and someone could say,
The next time you wander under I-83 with a cup of Zeke’s
and a bag of kale, do it as a homeowner. City home prices are engage the community on the ‘this project really made a difference,’” Booth said. “I went to the apartment building and
historically low and interest rates are, too. At Live Baltimore, we’ll importance of their health.” passed out the kits and explained to the senior citizens what was in the kits, what you could
match you with homebuying incentives, renovation information,
neighborhoods, and more. Frederick added that he do for emergencies and contact information. So, I think it was very informative and people
urges the attendees follow up really got a lot out of it. “
So if you’ve ever told yourself,
“Someday I’ll own my own place,” get in touch. with a primary care physician. In the Fall, the teen will attend Hampton University where he plans to major in finance.
Other services included He explained that he chose this field after scoring an internship at the Department of on-site massage and Commerce in the International Trade Administration.
reflexology, yoga and cardio “Working there, I got the passion for international trade and how the United States
blast classes as well as does business with other countries,” Booth said. Ultimately, he says that he will use this
healthy food demonstrations knowledge to jumpstart and sustain his own company in the future.
from a local farmer’s market. On June 5, Marshall and Booth will be honored for their accomplishments at a ceremony
Meanwhile, social services at Shiloh Baptist.
agencies provided multi- As graduation nears, both teens surely have a lot to look forward to. Booth says that the
cultural guidance on many lessons he’s learned in the Boy Scout program will definitely help along the way.
geriatric, pediatric and family “I started at a young age and it was an opportunity to learn and grow as a young man,”
health. he said. The scout masters taught me a lot and they were mentors to me, and I just enjoyed
There were lots of fun, every minute of it.”
prizes and games. Fonzie
the clown did a magic show,
captivating not the just the giveaways and winners of the equipment and gift cards. said. “This may have just
children getting their faces hoola hoop contest, fitness “The success of this health opened the door to an annual
painted, but adults as well. obstacle course and raffle awareness day really showed event, and I look forward to
CVS provided some of the walked away with fitness the need for more,” Colbert seeing it grow.”

Anacostia Community Museum Begins Free Summer Shuttle Service

The free summer shuttle to transport visitors between the by promotional signage detailing the museum’s current and
National Mall and the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community upcoming exhibitions: “Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow
Museum returned for a third year this Memorial day weekend. Turner Connecting Communities through Language” through
It will offer weekend service through Sept. 6 (Labor Day July 24; “Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the
Monday). District of Columbia,” indefinitely; “Call & Response: Exercise
Shuttle Anacostia picks up riders on Saturdays and Sundays Your Mynd” on view Aug. 22-Nov. 27 and the first in the
and holiday Mondays (May 30, July 4 and Sept 6) at designated multipart “Community and Creativity” series.
spots at the Ripley Center, the National Air and Space Museum Visitors can also easily exit at Mall Metro stops or at the
and the Anacostia Metro station beginning at 9:30 a.m. After Anacostia station and pick up Shuttle Anacostia to attend
leaving the Anacostia Community Museum, riders can also visit fun, free museum weekend events such as the all-day July 23
the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, which is included “Family Day: All Things Gullah” with arts, crafts and music
as a stop as the shuttle loops back to the Castle. Besides an focused on Gullah culture and featuring the world’s largest ring
earlier start date and time, service has been extended to include shout. For the shuttle schedule and information about museum
a later last pick up from the museum at 4:35 p.m. back to the exhibitions and programs, the public may visit http://anacostia.
Mall. or call (202) 633-4820, (202) 633-1000 or (202) 633-
Interested visitors are directed to shuttle stops marked 5285 (TTY).

District to Host Annual Housing Expo and Foreclosure Clinic June 4

The “Annual D.C. Housing Expo and Foreclosure Clinic” based organizations, government entities, realtors and lenders;
returns for the third year on June 4. The event, which is open to and workshops including “Homeownership 101” and “Do-It-
all homeowners who may be at risk of foreclosure, allows city Yourself Home Repair.”
residents to meet face-to-face with their mortgage company and a Leading financial strategist and author Michelle Singletary
HUD-approved counseling agency to avoid losing their homes. provides the keynote address.
Program highlights include “Help for Homeowners
Foreclosure Prevention Event,” where attendees meet with The Help for Homeowners Foreclosure Prevention Event
lenders from 17 organizations and representatives from area takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center,
banks; credit counseling, where participants receive free credit 801 Mount Vernon Place, N.W., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The expo takes
reports; an exhibit hall featuring 50 vendors from community- place 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Our Voice
The Battle for the Future of
Maryland’s HBCU’s
In 2006, a group (the “Coalition”) consisting of friends including litigation, and that the office has often
and supporters, alumni and students of some of the area’s defended the HBCUs in litigation. This is a given.
historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) organized However, in the present case, the interests and
to initiate action they individually and collectively believed future welfare of the HBCUs are represented by
needed to be taken to address inequities which the State has the Coalition, which consists entirely of private
for too long failed to correct. At issue was a concern that set plaintiffs and private counsel. Therefore the lawsuit
policies and practices in the State of Maryland relating to represents a legal matchup between the Coalition
HBCUs were impeding the growth and development of these versus the power and clout of the Office of the
institutions and otherwise undermining the efforts of HBCUs to Attorney General, the “State’s law firm.”
educate and graduate adequate numbers of students who choose With so much at stake in the Coalition lawsuit,
to pursue their higher education goals at these institutions. we are not persuaded by the Attorney General’s
They were also concerned that recent specific practices by response and criticism of this paper’s reporting
the State of Maryland impeded the HBCUs from enhancing of the State’s arguments at the recent hearing on the State’s * Since more African Americans are now allegedly going
certain unique courses offered at these institutions by allowing motions for summary judgment. In light of our presence at the to non-HBCUs better supported by the State, the HBCU’s
such courses to be introduced and duplicated at competing hearing and our subsequent review of the hearing transcript, are not needed.
traditional White institutions (TWI). The frequency of these we stand by our article and its headline as a fair interpretation We understand the public relations ramifications to the
recent duplications was apparently a high concern of the of the State’s position. The State’s statements of pride for Office of the Attorney General in its defense of this lawsuit.
Coalition in light of similar duplications having been deemed the four HBCUs neither shield nor mask its written and oral That, however, is not our concern. Decades of horrendous
illegal by the Supreme Court in a landmark 1992 case entitled argument that despite continuing inequities, the State has “fully discriminatory and segregative practices are not undone by
United States vs. Fordice, a case which many in the Black performed” and need do no more to right the wrongs of its past apologies followed by arguments that the State has “diligently
community deem to be on the same level of importance as the discriminatory system. Instead, as if time heals everything, it performed its obligations” and “should be commended.”
historic, Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case. asks “How long is long enough before the presumption is that The Attorney General’s rhetorical assertions that the State
Following certain actions taken by the State of Maryland the State is right?” is “committed to [the HBCUs] success” followed by claims
in 2006, a lawsuit was filed by the Coalition to seek a full and The Attorney General takes issue with the representation that “we are pleased that the issues HBCUs face have been
fair hearing as to the legality of these questionable policies that the State’s argument responded to the plaintiffs’ assertions brought to the attention of the court” with “an accurate factual
and practices relating to the Maryland HBCUs and to obtain “in tones of disgust.” We disagree. At every turn during the record, so that it can weigh the issues fairly” do not square
necessary judicial relief. In order to thwart the Coalition’s hearing, the State argues that it has done all that it is required to with the State’s arguments. In fact, we find them astoundingly
efforts to get a fair hearing, the State of Maryland moved to do on behalf of HBCUs and the students who attend them: hypocritical and embarrassing.
have the case dismissed. On May 11, a hearing was held in * The plaintiffs’ claim that increases in needed resources The State cannot credibly apologize for its conduct and
federal court to receive the State of Maryland’s arguments as to to these institutions will enhance them to the point of making then, in disparaging tones, move to dismiss in their entirety all
why the Coalition’s lawsuit should not proceed. them viable alternatives for students choosing a place for claims made by the Coalition to remedy that conduct followed
An AFRO reporter attended the hearing and in the May higher learning. by a press release and public letter claiming that it holds the
21 edition of the Baltimore AFRO, an article was published * The State’s response to this was indeed disparaging: HBCUs in the highest regard and is committed to their success.
entitled “State Argues HBCUs Not Needed.” That article has “The State is supposed to allocate its scarce resources [to The days of expecting this community to “cave-in” with a
generated considerable discussion and concern in the Baltimore HBCUs] on some sort of field of dreams idea . . .? Come benign pat on the head have long since expired. This paper will
Black community as to how and why would the State is taking on. That’s ridiculous.” After all, the State asserted, most call-out the State when it attempts to double talk its way out
such a position against its own HBCUs. In response to the African Americans students go to “non-HBCUs” anyway and of what we view to be an injustice. The AFRO will continue to
AFRO article, a letter from the Office of the Maryland Attorney “Maryland is not Mississippi or Alabama “and “if plaintiffs fairly and accurately report what is happening in federal district
General objecting to the title and various portions of the AFRO believe that, then they are drinking some sort of Kool-Aid.” court in this case.
article appears in the “Letters to Editors” in this edition. At the We see nothing inappropriately “implied” or “speculative” We believe the Coalition’s cause to be a just one. The
AFRO web site,, you will also find a letter to Attorney with respect to such statements. Taken in the context of the vestiges of the legislatively required segregation of the past
General Douglas Gansler from the Legislative Black Caucus State’s argument as a whole, the disturbing tone toward HBCUs have indeed not been completely and finally removed from
of Maryland, outlining its objections to the State’s arguments is quite evident. Our reading of the words and tone of the the higher education practices and policies of the State of
presented at the hearing. hearing transcript is that: Maryland, and the duplication actions taken by the State in our
We appreciate the fact that the Office of the Attorney * The State is appalled at the notion that it must do opinion are blatant illegal violations of the clear holding of the
General represents the State and its entities in legal matters, more, and Supreme Court.

Letters to the Editor

Correcting the Record on HBCUs one point that “Insiders speculate that the federal agency decided accomplishments of the Congressional Black Caucus over the
Ensuring equity in Maryland’s institutions of higher education against aligning with the plaintiffs for political reasons,” offering past 40 years as it has grown from the original 13 to a now 43
is an issue of fundamental importance. For far too much of the no source and no further explanation. members. I am pleased to have been there to work with then CBC
state’s history, its Historically Black Colleges and Universities Finally, the story misrepresents the state’s telling of the history Chairman Charles C. Diggs Jr., who provided the leadership in the
(HBCUs) were unfairly deprived of badly needed state resources of discrimination in higher education. The story only quotes establishment of the Congressional Black Caucus.
and generally treated as inferior institutions. the state as saying that Maryland has “diligently performed its Ofield Dukes
Given the state’s historically poor track record with HBCUs, obligations” and “should be commended” for its work with President, Ofield Dukes & Associates
each new battle over higher education equity in Maryland raises HBCUs, yet fails to quote the state’s opening words: “[W]e begin
deep concern, as it should. But when these disputes occur, first with an apology for the fact that it is indisputable that in the
we must strive to avoid letting our rightful concern cloud our distant past Maryland operated a program that was wrong, that Bishop Eddie Long Settled so He Didn’t Have to Go on
perception of the facts. was morally reprehensible, and that was unconstitutional” with Record, Says Lawyer
Unfortunately, in a recent story in this newspaper about respect to HBCUs. “You can interpret that any way you want, but usually people
one such dispute, the facts were seriously clouded. The story All of these inaccuracies and misrepresentations do a great do not settle cases unless there is some reason to do so,” said
concerned a recent hearing in The Coalition for Equity and disservice to your readers. Taken together, they suggest that the former DeKalb County Prosecutor J. Tom Morgan.
Excellence in Maryland Higher Education, et al. v. Maryland state has little regard for HBCUs and their historic struggle for Let’s get real – out-of-court sexual civil suit settlements! Most
Higher Education Commission, et al. (“Coalition v. MHEC”), equity, when in fact the state holds them in the highest regard of the Black community knew deep down inside he was guilty
a federal lawsuit brought against the state in 2006 that alleges and is committed to their success. The Attorney General’s Office, (just another O.J. type).
that the state is currently running a segregated higher education for its part, has demonstrated this commitment in multiple ways, Many of the Black pastors such as Eddie Long with their
system. for example through our recent comprehensive report advising mega-church status have “sold out” under the Bush “faith-based”
As your readers know, the Attorney General’s Office colleges and universities of the ways in which they legally can and initiatives, which are African-American ministers in action, whose
represents the state and its entities, such as MHEC and the state’s should invigorate their admissions and hiring practices in order to goal is mixing religion with public policy. The religious right is
HBCUs. We have a proud and successful record of defending ensure robust diversity in their student bodies and faculties. More winning the war of “separation of church and state” because they
the state’s HBCUs in litigation, and we work hard to provide broadly, our office has demonstrated its commitment through its practice politics from the pulpit and use their religion to cloak
them sound counsel; we owe that to all of our state clients. efforts to fight against instances of discrimination wherever they their political aims. The pulpits are more about politics, money
When Attorney General Gansler took office in 2007, we were exist in this State. and fame today. The right wing has found a way to dupe the
tasked with continuing to defend the state in Coalition v. MHEC. We understand that higher education equity is a matter of great middle class and mega-churches are a way to dupe many African
Our personal beliefs aside, our job is to defend the state in this concern; we share that concern. In the current federal litigation Americans.
litigation to the best of our ability. This includes defending the over higher education equity, we are pleased that the issues If there is lots of money available to settle sexual suits,
state at hearings such as the one reported on by this newspaper. HBCUs face have been brought to the attention of the court. To perhaps they can drop their tax exemption status and start paying
While we generally do not comment on ongoing litigation, we defend the state, we have done our best to provide the court with some taxes.
felt the need, after reading this story, to correct what we believe an accurate factual record, so that it can weigh the issues fairly. Walt Hill
to be a number of serious inaccuracies, misrepresentations, and We implore those who report on the case to do the same, so that Petersburg, Va.
speculations in its depiction of that hearing. the court of public opinion can weigh them fairly as well.
First and most troubling, the story falsely claims that the Raquel M. Guillory
state told the court that HBCUs have little value. The story was Director of Communications Cornel West Not Rooted in Reality
headlined, “State Argues HBCUs Not Needed,” and reported Maryland Office of the Attorney General So, Cornel West calls President Obama a Black mascot and
– with no support – that the state made “veiled statements that puppet to you-know-who, cautious to the point of ignoring the
seemed to question the need for HBCUs.” This is simply not true. plight of African Americans.
Nowhere in the hearing record does the state make statements Celebrating 40 years of the Congressional Black Caucus When will we acknowledge that he is not OUR president,
that question the need for HBCUs. Indeed, its filings, the state has This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Congressional but, THE president of all these United States, including ALL
written that “Maryland is proud of its four HBCUs.” Black Caucus. In 1971, 13 Black members of the U.S. Congress Americans, not, just US? Whether we want to believe it or not, he
Second, the story takes a comment made by the state made a radical move by organizing as the Congressional Black can’t free the economic, political and social slaves with the stroke
completely out of context. It begins by quoting the state as saying, Caucus and eventually bringing political empowerment to the of his pen. Does Dr. West really believe we elected him all by
“in tones of disgust”: “If you create a ballpark in a cornfield, it African-American community. ourselves? America is not insulated nor isolated; there are issues,
doesn’t mean the baseball players will come,” referring to the In spite of the refusal of President Richard Nixon to meet with both domestic and foreign, that persist, keeping in mind that
impact allocating additional funding to HBCUs would have on them, the CBC members moved forward to organize the founding Rome wasn’t built or destroyed, in a day.
their enrollment rates. The unwarranted editorializing about the dinner on June 18, 1971, attended by an overwhelming crowd of Our racial struggles were and are a combination of laws,
state’s tone aside, the story fails to mention that this comment 2,800, to hear an electrifying speech by author/orator Ossie Davis. historical events and personal and group resolves.
was made in reply to the plaintiffs’ assertion that, on the issue In that speech, Davis said, “It not the man, it’s the plan; it’s for the His afro may rise to the roof tops, but his rhetoric is not rooted
of HBCU enrollment, “It’s as simple as if you build it, they will rap, it’s the map.” in reality.
come.” The state’s comment was a response to a claim made by This week, the Library of Congress sponsored a special McNair Taylor
the plaintiffs. reception to honor the founders of the CBC. Baltimore, Md.
Third, the story offers outright speculations about the case. For We encourage the readers of the Afro-American Newspapers
example, it discusses what the state “implied” and it even states at to give special recognition and praise to the historic legislative
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By Edgar Brookins, AFRO Staff

Photos by Rob Roberts
Fitzhugh-Pemberton and Lynadria Ware,
and the prayer breakfast subcommittee,
guests were treated to a delicious breakfast,
musical performances by saxophonist Brian
Lenair, gospel group James “Kelly Fox”
Davis and Bunch of Friends, a poetic presentation by Delta
he Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter (NoVAC) of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, in collaboration with the
Virginia Delta Education and Community Service
GEMS program participant Astrid Hacker and prayers led by
the Rev. Kim Coleman, the Rev. Dr. Leonard Hamlin Sr.
and the Rev. Yolanda Giles.
Foundation (NVDECS), hosted its first annual prayer The morning culminated with a powerful, insightful message
Chapter members Carole Stephens breakfast under the theme “Sisters Called to Serve” at the Maureen Amos, Lea Wotorson, Deena Myles,
and Dr. Deborah Foreman by the Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, 22nd national president
elegant Waterford at Springfield in Springfield, Va. of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, who serves as the executive Vonda Bell and Nicole Hall
Under the leadership of chapter President Antoinette minister for church operations at Ebenezer AME Church in Fort
Mann, fundraising committee co-chairwomen Gladys Washington, Md.
After closing remarks by Mann, the benediction was given
by Joyce Willoughby. Guests left the prayer breakfast feeling
revived, empowered and inspired to serve their communities.

James “Kelly Fox” Davis and a Bunch

of Friends entertains the crowd with
a musical selection.
Rev. Dr. Boyd and
some of the guests
Welcome/introduction in attendance
of dais by the chapter
First Vice-President
Cheron Burns

Seated: Alencia Johnson, Melanie Carter, Paularie Know

The Rev. Dr. Marie Phillips
and Brittion Brown. Standing: Lavelle Redmond, Celeian
Braxton provides the
Noel and Michelle Smith
invocation and blessing.

Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, 22nd

Seated: Chapter President Antoinette Mann and Rev. national president of Delta Sigma
Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd. Standing: Angela Fairwell, Gladys Theta Sorority, gives the keynote
address Linda Byrd-Johnson, scholarship recipients Bria Woodyard, Ja’el Thomas,
Fitzhugh-Pemberton, Cheron Burns, Lynadria Ware and Jaime “Leah” Jones, Brandi Hawkins and Jasmyn Grismore with chapter
Keitha Johnson, the event emcee president, Antoinette Mann and Angela Fairwell, scholarship committee

Dais guests and clergy

Co-chairwomen of the fundraising committee Gladys

Fitzhugh-Pemberton and Lynadria Ware along with prayer
breakfast subcommittee member Karen Jordan

Vivian Williams, Virginia state

coordinator of Delta Sigma
theta Sorority, greets the
Evelyn Gregary, Beatrice Squire, Mildred Lofton, Haltie Higgins-Greene, audience.
Pam Gipson and Ernestyne Malthews Sandra Richardson, Karen Croom, Melanie Carter and Shron Williams

than 200 people crowned in elegant hats and fashionable colors
tea and tips on diabetes awareness and prevention at the
annual Pink Hat Tea hosted by Washington, D.C.’s Xi Omega Chapter
of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority.
The Pink Hat Tea aims to educate the public about crucial medical
issues in an afternoon filled with not only style, but substance. As
the number of Black women with diabetes continues to rise, AKA
has embarked on a national multi-year campaign to educate communities worldwide about the disease and preventing its spread
through diet and exercise.
Xi Omega assembled a panel of health care professionals and a member with diabetes to discuss the impact of the disease
and prevention techniques. Xi Omega donated proceeds from the event to the sorority’s national partners, the American Diabetes
Association and the American Kidney Fund, in support of AKA’s health initiative and to advance research and outreach. The Pink Hat
Tea also featured a hat fashion parade showcasing stylish headwear from celebrated milliner Vanilla Beane, owner of Bene Millinery
in northwest Washington, D.C. Beane is best known for designing hats for the late civil rights activist Dorothy I. Height.
Xi Omega members Julita Blair and Kendra Briggs co-chaired the tea events. Chartered in 1923, Xi Omega Chapter is the oldest
graduate chapter of AKA in Washington, D.C., and boasts a membership of over 300 professional women.
Hat parade models: Chapter members Diane Johnson, Tammie Sommons, Julita
Blair, Raven Hill, Antonia Cofer, Valeria Wilson and Vivian Smith

Xi Omega member
Alyssa King enjoys
her tea. Best Hat Contest participants and winner (center, seated) Diamond Soror Elizabeth
Hat parade coordinator
Paula Bruner and Pink Somersille, a 75-year member of AKA
Hat Tea co-chairwoman
Courtesy Photos

Kendra Briggs

Xi Omega member The Pink Hat Tea co-chair committee and Xi Omega officers - (Sitting l to r) Pink Hat Tea co-
Pink Hat Tea co-chairwomen and Xi Omega officers; Pink Helen Hooks-Scott chairwoman Julita Blair, First Vice-President Lavdena Orr, President Sharon Anderson, and
Hat Tea co-chairwoman Kendra Briggs, Xi Omega President speaks about her Pink Hat Tea co-chairwoman Kendra Briggs. (Standing l to r) Sharon Holt, Jennifer Allen,
Sharon Anderson, Xi Omega First Vice-President Lavdena experience with LaTonya Clark, Raven Hill, Tanisha Willis, Candice Burke, Frances Bush, Cheryl Parker, Cynthia
Orr and Pink Hat Tea co-chairwoman Julita Blair diabetes. Burke, Ayesha, Jarrai Stephens, Allison Watts, Renee Bush, Paula Bruner, and Parker Mabry
B2 The Afro-American, June 4, 2011 - June 10, 2011

Business Sole Sisters: Lifelong Friends Go an

Extra Inch with Sizzling New Shoe Store
Eddie Brown’s ‘Beating the Odds’ — ‘Not By Stephen D. Riley
AFRO Staff Writer

a Black Story, but a Business Story’ Beautiful, bold and bonded together, Toni Hall and
Natalie Prather never stray from their ambitious goals. The
By Blake Bryson pair of 20-somethings have been playing off each other’s
ideas since their days of strutting the halls together at
Special to the AFRO
Magruder High School in Gaithersburg, Md. Ironically, it
  was there that the design for their latest endeavor was drawn
To say that Eddie Brown has beaten the out. But it took a pair of separate post-graduate journeys
odds is an understatement. He owns and before they were joined back at the hip with Size 12, a shoe
operates the second- oldest, Black-owned and accessory retailer that specializes in women’s shoes
from sizes 10 to 14 in Gaithersburg’s Lakeforest Mall.
investment firm in the nation, Brown Capital
For Hall, a size 12 in shoes since high school, shopping
Management, based in Baltimore. And for designer shoewear was everything but easy for the
although he may not claim to be the richest 5-foot-11 interior design major. The absence of affordable
man in the world, he knows his values and but still flattering footwear forced the purchase of a $230
morals make him appear to be rich in a vast pair of senior prom shoes that still prompts her to shake
her head to this day. Rather than continuing to invest
number of areas.
in just shoes, Hall decided to invest her money into the
In his new book, Beating the Odds: shoe business, leaving the confines of her interior design
Eddie Brown’s Investing and Life Strategies, company to open the first Size 12 in the summer of 2010 in
Brown describes his trials and tribulations on a separate location. Slow traffic and leasing issues propelled
the road to success. Despite growing up in a move to Lakeforest Mall where Hall would then share her
store with another retailer. But after about a month of slow (Courtesy Photo)
the Jim Crow era in the deep south, Brown
business, Hall had reached her limit. “I was about to give Lifelong friends Natalie Prather (left)
never saw his race as a hindrance. From an up,” she admits. and Toni Hall (right) celebrate the
early age, Brown knew he wanted to be an With her nerves frying and patience thinning, a familiar success of their new store, Size 12,
entrepreneur after seeing men wear suits and and friendly voice pumped some new life into her system a shoe and accessory retailer that
working for themselves. and gave her budding business one last push. “She wasn’t specializes in women’s shoes from
always my partner in business but she was always there,”
“I knew at an early age, around 10 or 11, sizes 10 to 14.
Hall says about Prather. “She [Prather used to say, ‘Don’t
that I wanted to be independent and my own worry about it; we’ll figure something out’ and we did.”
boss,” Brown said. “What stuck out to me was What the 14-year friends figured out together was that Hall should relocate from the bottom
(Photo by Bill Tabron)
doing whatever was necessary so that I could floor of the mall to the top, then hire Prather, a stout musician and motivator, as an official business
Eddie Brown, owner of Baltimore-based be successful and be successful in running my partner to lighten some of Hall’s workload. Since the relocation to their own store in January and
Brown Capital Management, speaks at refocusing on the wants of their clientele, Size 12 has been growing into its own. “Now, we’re
own business.”
a lecture series detailing his new book, really starting to branch out and have something for everybody,” Hall says. “You can keep doing it
Brown attributes his success to his your way or adapt to change, like [rapper] Jay-Z says. You got to give the people what they want.”
Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown’s Investing upbringing in Apopka, Fla., a close-knit Despite a frustrating recession, going into business for themselves was both a risk and a want
and Life Strategies. family and experiences at the renowned the two friends and finance partners had to take. “I can’t even imagine being afraid of that,” says
Howard University. After moving to Prather about the fear of entrepreneurship. “Honestly, I’m afraid of sitting at someone’s desk
Allentown, Pa., with his mother, Brown’s 10th grade English teacher encouraged him to apply
The freedom of being an entrepreneur is incredible.” Behind their new business tag team, Size
to the historically Black university. 12 is own the rise. The company was recently awarded $10,000 by rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs
“Howard is the only school I submitted an application to,” Brown said. “It never occurred as part of a contest promoted by 100 Urban Entrepreneurs, a nonprofit organization which supports
to me to apply to other schools as a back up plan, just in case I get rejected. But fortunately for young business owners.
me, Howard accepted me.” Since their award, media coverage and a spike in business has followed. From CNN to a slew
of newspapers and online sites, people just can’t stop talking about Size 12. “People just got to get
In Beating the Odds, which was co-written with Blair S. Walker, Brown says the book is
with it,” Hall says.
not a Black story, but a business story. The young and edgy duo like to liken their tandem to some of America’s other trendy tag teams.
“I did not want this book to be put in the black African-American literature section because The LeBron James and Dwyane Wade of the shoe game or the Lil’ Wayne and Drake of the fashion
this story is for people who are simply interested in a good story and business. This book deals industry, Hall and Prather have several designs on what this partnership can do for them and it
with a young man who went from very little to something. It gives lessons for entrepreneurs, doesn’t just stop at shoes. “Bigger and better, we’re going to the top,” Prather says. “Individually
we’re strong.  I know who I am, I know what I bring to the table and it’s the same with her (Hall).
and inspires younger people to keep their head up and know that anything is possible.”
So when we come together...Wow!”
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June 4, 2011 - June 10, 2011, The Afro-American B3

Singer Sean Kingston, 21, Recovers from Horrific Jet Ski Accident on

R&B Sensation Jagged Edge Talks Love, Black Women White House Band’s
and Good Music on New Album ‘The Remedy’ David E. Beats Heads to D.C.
By AFRO Staff
By Brandi Forte music and singers must have balance.
Special to the AFRO Balance is the key to everything. The White House Band blends the rawest elements
of rap, rock and blues into an innovative genre dubbed
Timeless, soulful, classic and AFRO: Wow. How could you “new vogue.” The band’s lead (and only official) member,
simply “good music” is what not love “Let’s Get Married,” David E. Beats, is part of the I AM PR Agency and WHB
Grammy-nominated Jagged Edge “Promises,” “Walked Outta of Promotions-sponsored Rap Rocks Tour coming to the
(JE) has delivered for more than a Heaven,” and “Keys to the Range?” District, Baltimore and Nashville, Tenn., in June. Other
decade. A breath of fresh air and a How do you think this album will performers
positive replenishment of what has make the connection with this include A Cool
been missing in the world of R&B, generation? Stick, Navi &
Wingo, Kyle and twins Brandon and Brandon: As a group we struck The Delegation,
Brian are back with their golden that chord along time ago. We are Colorfire, Evan
seventh album, The Remedy, to be Courtesy Photo a real group. And I believe this P. Donohue and
released in June. Jagged Edge members Brandon, Kyle, Brian and generation wants the realness and Kane Mayfield.
With a medley of ingredients Wingo real music. We are real and we give A skilled
that are reminiscent of their hits love. songwriter and
“Let’s Get Married,” and “Walked Outta Heaven,” Jagged Brian: When you’re young it’s all about being cool and musician with
Edge unapologetically sings about love, life and the truths down-to-Earth. To be honest we want to spread a message to a penchant for
of relationships. The vintage project offers a sexy and this generation that there is nothing uncool about singing about Jimi Hendrix-
mature sound produced by Brian Michael Cox, Cool and love or being in love. Love is cool. style guitar
Dre, Drummer Boy, Lamb, and Jim Johnsen. The album also riffs, the
features collaborations with rappers Gucci Mane and Trina. AFRO: Speaking of cool and uncool, the controversy of Brooklyn, N.Y.-
Jagged Edge’s new single, “Tip of my Tongue,” is just an how Black women are degraded and negatively portrayed Beats is a self-
appetizer of what the album uncovers. They are gentle, down- in both music lyrics, music videos and media is an issue that taught artist.
home southern brothers that poetically talk to the AFRO about comes up all the time. Most recently, in “Psychology Today,” The band’s
The Remedy. Grab a seat. a blogger by the name of Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa wrote about eclectic sound
this topic: “Why Are African-American Women Less Physically also draws from
AFRO: Hi fellas, you know your fans miss you. Attractive Than Other Women?” How would JE respond to rock greats like
JE: We miss them, too. How are you? (They speak in that? Black Sabbath,
unison.) JE: What? Are you serious? Courtesy Photo
The Beatles and
Wingo: I don’t care what he has to say or what anyone has David E. Beats
Led Zepplin,
AFRO: All is well and we are so glad that you are back. to say about Black women. That’s a damn lie. Black women are while creating a
How long has JE been gone from the music scene? made by God and they are simply beautiful. unique sound with rugged hip-hop elements.
Wingo: About four years. Brian: Stamp that for all of us. Beats and the White House Band have headlined the first
Kyle: He’s an a--hole. Are you writing that down? Yea, DIY Bushwick Music Festival, House of Yes, Drom, Public
AFRO: So talk to us about “The Remedy.” write it down. You know what the real problem is? A strong Assembly and CV Lounge.
Wingo: We are the remedy! We are bringing good music, Black woman is the most feared and scared of. There is nothing
heartfelt songs with a blend of the old and new. more profound than a strong Black woman and the world is still The Rap Rocks Tour comes to the Velvet Lounge, 915 U
Brian: This is the take over. This album is like vintage not ready for that. St., N.W., June 9 at 9 p.m. The tour continues June 10 at Joe
Jagged Edge. It’s trendy, classic and at the same time, it is what Squared, 113 W. North Ave., at 9 p.m.
is happening now. AFRO: Love seems to be the focus again on this album, are
Kyle: It’s all about love at the end of the day. any of you married? them love. We have had the keys to the city before and from the
JE: Wingo is….(the group sings in unison) beginning we have always been a part of the 100 Black Men
AFRO: Does JE write their own songs? Kyle: He’s married because he found some who loves him Coalition.
Wingo: We write all of our songs. for him and they are compatible.
Kyle: We write 100 percent of our songs. We vibe off of Wingo: Yes I’se [sic] married. AFRO: Any message you want to leave to JE fans?
each other. Brian: We all want to be married. Wingo: Get “The Remedy”…It’s like Kanye said, “good
Brandon: We all have children that we love. And I want to music.”
AFRO: Wow. As you may see and hear the music of today, be married one day. Kyle: This album has a lot of energy. It has that spark.
it seems to be missing a lot of love and is somewhat over- Kyle: It’s all about finding that right woman. It’s about singing songs where he’s building you and you are
sexualized. What do you think? building him. At the end of the day it’s all about love.
Kyle: God is love. Without God you have nothing. The AFRO: Do you do any work in the community?
music is missing God and as a result it is missing love. Brian: We have our foundation, For the Love of My “The Remedy” is in stores June 21. For more information
Brandon: You must have respect and love for the craft. All Children. We go to the schools and talk to the kids and show visit

He’s So Brandon!
By Kam Williams KW: Tell me a little about the show? empowering experience for me. It showed me what I can
Special to the AFRO BMS: “So Random” is your SNL mixed truly achieve with drive, persistence and commitment. It felt
with a splash of “30 Rock” all geared good to become physically active and to push my body to
Born in Los Angeles on May 29, 1989, Brandon Mychal towards the cool kids and fly teens its physical limits day in and day out. If I ever have to do a
Smith is a charismatic young actor best known for playing of the new millennium! superhero movie, trust me, I’ll be ready. [Chuckles] I am an
ladies man Nico Harris on the Disney Channel sitcom “Sonny avid roller skater, NOT ice skater. [Laughs some more] Big
with a Chance,” which was renamed “So Random” earlier this KW: How would you describe difference! Ice skating is a much more physically-demanding
year. Brandon discovered his love for acting at a young age your character, Nico? sport, although my lifetime love and passion for roller-skating
when he stood in front of his sixth grade class and recited a BMS: Nico Harris has the definitely helped my confidence and ability to create on the ice
crowd-pleasing rendition of a poem by Shel Silverstein. And charisma and charm of a Will skates, during “Skating with the Stars.” I became pretty good
after graduating from high school, he enrolled at Hampton Smith from “Fresh Prince of at ice-skating by the end of the competition, which surprised
University where he earned his degree in entrepreneurship Bel-Air” days with a dash me in a great way.
while minoring in finance. of Denzel smooth and a
A versatile performer, Brandon recently competed Kanye West swagger when KW: You’ve been in showbiz since you were 8? How have
on the ABC celebrity reality show “Skating with the it comes to getting fly! you avoided the problems that have plagued so many other
Stars,” and in 2010 starred in the Disney Channel [Laughs] stars?
original movie Starstruck. His other TV credits include BMS: Honestly, there truly is no way to avoid the
recurring roles on such shows as “Unfabulous” and “Phil KW: How similar are inevitable. No one’s perfect and, as they say, “Things happen.”
of the Future.” Brandon has also guest-starred on “Bones,” you to Nico? People make mistakes. When you’re in the public eye,
“Without a Trace” and “That’s So Raven”. BMS: Nico Harris is sometimes mis-happenings are amplified and misconstrued. I
Brandon’s motion picture credits include appearances Courtesy Photo Brandon Mychal Smith at keep my family first and try to keep my personal business out
opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Gridiron Gang, Brandon about 16 or 17 with much of the media. My main focus is to continue doing fun work
opposite Nick Cannon in Weapons and opposite Matthew Mychal Smith more energy and a way and meeting cool new people to collaborate with.
Perry in The Ron Clark Story. Away from work, he keeps cooler job than I really had at
himself busy between his many hobbies (especially roller- that age. [Laughs] Nico and I share KW: At the beginning of your career, you were in a Nike
skating) and his charity work with organizations like the a love for the fashion world. And much like Nico, I’ve always commercial with Tiger Woods. What effect did that have on you?
“Magic of Healthy Living Campaign” alongside first lady, loved vintage and unique clothing and cool jewelry. Nico BMS: Yes, the infamous Nike Tiger Woods Commercial.
Michelle Obama. and I also are very much ladies men. [Chuckles] The ability That commercial was definitely my light bulb of, “Hey, I
Here, Brandon talks about his work on “So Random.” to charm the ladies has never been a sore spot for Mr. Nico think I might have some success at this.” [LOL] It was my
Harris [LOL] But most importantly, Nico, as well as I, love to first audition ever and on top of that it was a “cattle call”
keep everyone laughing and having a good time! which means they wanted to see anyone and everyone who in
Kam Williams: Hi Brandon, thanks for the time. anyway resembled Tiger Woods to play one of the kids saying
Brandon Mychal Smith: Thank you for giving me the time. KW: What would you say is the message being delivered by “I am Tiger Woods” in the commercial. I remember there were
“So Random?” probably about 5,000 kids at the audition held at this huge
KW: What interested you in “So Random?” BMS: The show’s message is that with “The Power of golf club in Burbank. When I booked my first audition ever I
BMS: What interested me about “So Random” was the We,” you can do it to with drive, persistence, commitment, knew that was a sign. [Laughs] To put a cherry on top of an
great team of people that I knew were behind this project. breathing and smiling. [Laughs] “The Power of We” is already amazing opportunity, I am the last kid at the end of
My first love has always been drama and Brian Robbins, “So the collaborative effort, everyone coming together to help the commercial with the final “I am Tiger Woods” right before
Random’s” executive producer, had produced a film called contribute and or make a positive difference. cutting to Tiger Woods. It made the experience that much
Hardball that I had wanted to be in. I always wanted to work more impactful and unforgettable.
with Brian Robbins, so when the opportunity rang I was more KW: What was it like doing the reality-TV series “Skating
focused and ready to do whatever it took to land the role of with the Stars?” How much of a skater were you as a child? KW: Thanks again, Brandon, and best of luck with the show.
Nico. [LOL] BMS: Doing “Skating with the Stars” was a very BMS: Thanks, Kam.
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Sports Commentary
Calling Off the Search for the Next
By Stephen D. Riley his unselfishness, his signature defense and
AFRO Staff Writer his ability to simply do any and everything

Seth Mitchell Aims to Bring Heavy- Somewhere, in some lavish living room
decked out with MVP trophies, a few title
on the basketball court, so it’s no surprise
that Pippen can toot James’ horn so loudly.
But, did he forget or something? Was he not
weight Boxing Title to Maryland rings and a pair of $200 sneakers by his side,
Michael Jordan is laughing and shaking his
there for Jordan’s fourth year in the league,
when he averaged 35 points and three steals
head. “What else do they want from me?” per night? Was Pippen playing with his
By Perry Green and Kevin Wilson he’s probably thinking, slow roasting over eyes closed during ’89, when Jordan was
AFRO Sports Writers the latest stone thrown at his throne. If it’s pumping in 33 points, seven rebounds, six
not Harold Miner then it’s Jerry Stackhouse assists and another three steals a game? I can
Prince George’s County has or Vince Carter. If it’s not Grant Hill then it’s only excuse Pippen for ’87…. He was still
produced one famous heavyweight Penny Hardaway or Tracy McGrady. And in college when Jordan was averaging 37 a
champion in Riddick Bowe. most of today’s one-track-minded media is game to go along with three steals and just
Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell of still trying to force-feed Kobe Bryant and over a block per night—in only his third year.
Brandywine, Md., is now on the verge LeBron James into our memory banks, as if But allow me to sidestep the simplified
of becoming the second heavyweight we forgot or something. statistical trap—that’s too easy. It’s child’s
titleholder. For those that didn’t forget those play to just spew a bunch of stats and
Featured in Ring Magazine, incredible shots, those memorable averages, but those alone aren’t what made
ESPN Magazine and on the “Glenn commercials, those undisputable titles and Jordan so great. It was the competitiveness,
Harris Sports Talk Show,” Mitchell is those mockable Marv Albert rants, we all the leadership and the transcending of the
progressively becoming one of the best know better: There will never be another game that helped label Jordan as a G.O.A.T.
boxers in the sport, and he’s only been Michael Jordan. Amazingly, it’s strange how (greatest of all time.) Where would Gatorade
boxing professionally for less than five a guy like me, a simple college graduate be without Jordan? Nike? Kobe? LeBron?
years. and possessor of cable TV, can just write Heck, the NBA? Where would the game
“Seth is the best young heavyweight off Scottie Pippen’s latest endorsement of be today without Jordan’s impact? Nobody
in the U.S. today,” said boxing legend James over Jordan as raging rhetoric. Pippen, knows, yet, it continues: the fascination to
Oscar De La Hoya, who signed a Hall-of-Famer and possessor of six NBA find the “next Jordan.”
championships, struck a nerve when he It’s becoming mythical at this point;
Mitchell to Golden Boy Boxing
appeared on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike almost like finding gold at the end of a
Promotions following Mitchell’s second
in the Morning” show a day after Miami’s rainbow or riding on the back of a unicorn.
pro fight ever. “I have no doubt that he
series-clinching Game Five victory over We should all stop waiting and wishing and
will be a World Champion.”
Chicago last week and said: “Michael Jordan just start watching. After seeing so many
Before boxing, Seth had pro-
is probably the greatest scorer to play the superstars crash and burn in their chase of
basketball aspirations as a youth, game. But I may go as far as to say LeBron
but eventually focused on playing No. 23, the best we can hope for at this point
James may be the greatest player to ever play
football. He became an All-American is just branding a guy “the Jordan of his era.”
the game because he is so potent offensively
linebacker at Gwynn Park High School, And even that wouldn’t be enough to make
(Courtesy of Team Mitchell/Golden Boy Promotions) that not only can he score at will, but he
recording 120 tackles, nine sacks and us forget the best basketball player that ever
Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell keeps everybody involved.”
six interceptions in 2000 as a senior. During his prime, Pippen was lauded for lived.
He went on to study at Michigan State
University, and played two and a half years for the Spartans football team before a knee injury
halted his collegiate career. He graduated in 2005 with a criminal justice degree, and worked as Faceoff: Who Will Win NBA Title,
Miami or Dallas?
a crisis intervention teacher for Prince George’s County public schools. But at 6-foot-2-inches,
240-pounds, Mitchell was still motivated to showcase his athletic skills. But what inspired Seth
to go from the football field to the boxing ring? Mitchell said he first took interest in boxing
By Stephen D. Riley and
when he saw Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski, a former Notre Dame All-American
Perry Green
who played against Mitchell at Michigan State, make his pro boxing debut at Madison Square AFRO Sports Writers
Garden in 2006. Zbikowski suspended his boxing career when he was drafted into the NFL in
2008, but Mitchell had seen enough to know there was a prime opportunity for him to have Sequels usually aren’t as
success in boxing, too. Since then, he has compiled an unblemished pro record of 22 wins, good as the original, but the
0 losses and 1 draw. His latest win came in a first round knockout against Nicaraguan boxer 2011 NBA Finals should be
Evans Quinn on May 13. The fight was aired nationally on Showtime. an exception. The Miami Heat
“I believe I have an exciting style in order to become the next champion,” said Mitchell, and the Dallas Mavericks will
face off in a championship
who trains with the Dream Team Boxing Club located in Clinton, Md. series for the second time
Mitchell will give all of his hometown supporters an opportunity to see him box live in his since 2006, and this time
homecoming debut set for August at Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md. around there’s a lot more star
power on both rosters.
Heat star guard Dwyane
The Goodman League Games, D.C’s Wade, with center Shaquille
O’Neal as his teammate, (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)

‘Underground Pastime’ outperformed Mavs star

forward Dirk Nowitzki to win
Miami Heat basketball players LeBron James (left) and
Dwyane Wade talk to the media after a practice session
hometown star the 2006 championship, but in Miami, May 29. The Heat started their NBA Finals
Continued from B4 now Wade has 2-time MVP
Kevin Durant faceoff with the Dallas Mavericks this week.
“That man knows so many LeBron James and All-Star
scoring 60 points
important people, it’s crazy.” Chris Bosh as running mates.
in a single game
You tend to gain that kind Dallas has also upgraded its 2006 roster by adding future Hall of Fame guard Jason Kidd and
or the And-1 tour veteran center Tyson Chandler, along with several strong role players. So, which team is better
of respect and admiration
team coming to equipped to win Miami vs. Dallas, Part II? AFRO sports writers Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley
once you’ve spent more
town. argue it out:
than 30 years involved with
the best summer basketball
remembers Green: Let me start by saying I’m no Dallas Mavericks fan. There’s just something about owner
league in the city, and nearly
when the And-1 Mark Cuban that rubs me the wrong way, so when the Mavs advanced to face the Miami Heat in
15 years as its commissioner. the NBA Final, I instantly became a Heat fan and will be one for the remainder of the series. But as
tour first visited
Yet, those who know much as I dislike Cuban, I must remain a realist: the man has pieced together one hell of a team that
Barry Farms in
Miles the best would say it’s deserves to be the favorite to win the title. All odds favor Dallas to beat Miami in every facet of the
2002 and how
his down-to-earth personality game, from scoring to rebounding to defending. This team offers so much quality, veteran talent,
special that was
and ability to joke around with two Hall of Famers in the starting lineup and several great shooters coming off the bench. It’s
to the league.
with folks that makes him so almost not fair how much more complete a team Dallas is compared to Miami, and that’s why the
“To see the Mavericks will win in six games.
basketball courts
“He’s real and a lot of
packed the way Riley: What’s not fair is what Miami will end up doing to the Dallas Mavericks for the second time
people just aren’t real,”
they were and in half a decade. The Heat made it this far in the postseason for two reasons: LeBron James and
said Dedrick Love, who has
how people were Dywane Wade. When you have two MVP-caliber players like that, plus a legitimate all-star in Chris
worked closely with Rawls
climbing on the Bosh contributing, what else do you need? This Miami roster has been playing the best lock-down
over the past five years. “It’s (Photos courtesy/Dedrick Love) defense we’ve seen this postseason. Defense wins championships and that’s how Miami will earn
fence just to get
like he uses humor to touch George Goodman League Commissioner their second title in six years.
a view, it was
people…. He’ll get to ‘joning’ Miles Rawls sits near courtside while
amazing,” Rawls
on you and the next thing you hosting the crowd during summer Green: No doubt, Miami has played terrific defense. But I don’t think they’ve been tested for
said. “It almost
know, you love the guy.” afternoon game. what they will face in this series. Nowitski has put on a postseason performance we haven’t seen
brought tears to
Some would think he the likes of since Michael Jordan in his prime. When I say the man hardly ever misses, I’m being
my eyes to be literal. Put a hand in his face, it doesn’t matter; it’s still going in. You can’t even try to beat him up
uses his comedic charm to
honest with you.” The Goodman League defensively because you’ll only send him to the foul line where he’ll make 90 percent of his shots.
draw some of the super talent
Besides memories will start this summer on Nowitzki simply can’t be stopped, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Just ask the defending
that comes down to play on
like that, Miles says he’s June 18. The league has been champion Los Angeles Lakers, who were swept by Dirk and the Mavericks in the second round.
any given day. But Miles
motivated to keep the sanctioned by the NCAA
insists otherwise. “I don’t
league running strong by for the first time in years, Riley: Props to Dallas for sweeping the Lakers, but you don’t get anything extra for sweeping the
call stars up and ask them defending champs. That’s a nice feat, but so what? The Lakers self-destructed and that’s why they
remembering those who so college student athlete
to come down, they come were eliminated. Overall, Miami has been the more impressive team throughout the playoff. You
came before him that made can now participate with
down on their own,” Rawls say Dallas has a complete team, but so did the Bulls. Chicago finished with the NBA’s best record
it possible to have a positive permission from their head
said. “Gilbert Arenas, Caron and was supposed to have the best reserve players with the most well balanced team offensively
community event to attend. coach.
Butler, Shaquille O’Neal and and defensively. But we saw what Miami did to the Bulls. LeBron put the clamps on MVP Derrick
“I’m just picking up the torch
all those guys…I never call Rose and ended Chicago’s hopes of a premature championship appearance. Now he’ll do the same
and keeping the tradition Historical note: The to Dirk.
them, they call me because
going,” Rawls said. Goodman League was
they’ve heard how good the
“Guys before me like originally titled the Barry Green: LeBron did a great job defending Rose, but there is a difference between guarding a 6-foot-
league was and just want to
Ervin Brady, Carlton Reed 3-inch guard and guarding the greatest 7-foot shooter in the history of the NBA. But if Dirk is
be a part of it.” Farms Community Basketball
and Morty Hammonds… off, Dallas still can lean on veterans Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, Peja Stojakovic and Shawn Marion,
Miles says the star League. It was renamed
them guys started the league who’ve all played very well this postseason. It’s just too much to compete against.
athletes come out because during the mid 1980s in
back in the ‘70s when I was
they’re actually interested in honor of George Goodman, Riley: I don’t care how many good players Dallas has on its roster. This is a superstar’s association
a teenager. They created
entertaining the community. a lifetime resident and and right now, Miami has the advantage in that category with LeBron and Wade. The only duo to
something special and I just
Because of them, folks community leader. counter that is Shaq/Kobe or Pippen/Jordan and since none of those four are playing, I’m going
want to keep it alive.”
hold lifetime memories of with the Heat.
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Payment Policy for legal

advertisements known heirs, which property AFRO Classified minimum ad rate is $26.74 per col. inch
Superior Morse Streetoftot he
Court Superior Court of
1 Col. (an inch consists of up to 20 words). Mail in your ad on
noticeimmediately, The Afro
advertisements COURT OF THE south, West Virginia Avenue
to thethe west,District
Montello ofAvenue the District of Inch form below along with CHECK or MONEY ORDER to:
American Newspapers will require DISTRICT OF District
to the east,of and Columbia
Neal Street to District of Columbia
the north in NE, DIVISION
prepayment for publication of all CIVIL DIVISION and Washington,
abutting the east D.C. side of Washington, D.C.
Effective immediately, The Civil Action No. 1167 Neal Street. the Com-
Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4723, Attn: Clsf. Adv.
legal notices. Payment will be ac- 2005CA002912L RP plaint states,
Administration No. among other
Administration No.
20 Words Dept.
Afro American
cepted in the form of Newspapers
checks, credit Calendar #18 things, that the amounts re-
quired 2011ADM477
for redemption have 2011ADM459
Magistrate Jude Beshouri
not beenWilliams Elmer Milton Delilly III
will require prepayment
card or money order. Any returnedfor Vickie Jeffries
11805 Brookville Landing Decedent
Pursuant to the Chief Decedent
checks will beof subject to a $25.00 Darrel
Parker Esq Or- Robert M. McCarthy
publication all legal notices. Court
Mitchellville MD 20721 1822 11th Street
der Number 02-11,NW it is this Esq. 1 2 3 4 5
processing fee and may
Payment will be accepted result in in PLAINTIFF 11th
Washingtonday of May,
ORDERED by the Superior
DC 2011.,.
20001 4405 East West Hwy,
v. Attorney #201
the suspension of any future adver- The Estate of Esther May Court of the District of Colum-
NOTICE OFgiven by Bethesda, MD 20814 6 7 8 9 10
the form of check, credit card
tising at our discretion.
Wire Serve Estha Wire Wal-
per, Execturix
bia, that
notice be
insertion of a copy of this Attorney
or money order. Any returned PO Box 1086
Pinehusrt NC 28370
in The Afro-American
Newspaper, once a week for APPOINTMENT, 11 12 13 14 15
checks will be AD NETWORK
subject to a and three (3) successive
The Estate of Esther May no t i f y i n g a l l HEIRS
UNKNOWN persons
Ad Network Classi- brand new
$25.00 processing fee and may in factory Wire interested in the
Darrel S. Parker, whose ad-
described above
real property
to appear AND NOTICE TO 16 18 19 20
fieds are published in boxes. English Dovetail. Serve: Marvin M. Wire. dress is 1822 11th Street NW,in UNKNOWN HEIRS
Executor this Court on
Washington DCor20001
before was 27th
result in the suspension
65 newspapers. Original cost of any
$4500. Sell Address Unknown day of July 2011,
appointed personal repre-
the Realof Property
and redeem Willie Gross, whose address
is 2308 Ashbrook Place,
The Estate of Charles sentative the estateby pay-
of Dal-
future advertisingfor $895.
at Can
our deliver.
dis- Edwin Wire, ment
bert of $56,650.00,
Williams, who died together
Suitland, MD 20746 was ap-
pointed personal representa-
25 words $175 (For Call Tom 240-482-8721 Serve: Raymond Wire
the date
without the
a will,
tax certificate tive of the estate of Elmer Mil- NAME
more than 25 words 3911 Bradley Lane
will serve without
supervision. All unknown court
costs, ton Delilly III, who died on
January 28, 2011 without a ADDRESS
there is an additional LEATHER LIVING Chevy Chase MD 20815 hreasonable
eirs and h attorney’s
e i r s w h ofees,se will, and will serve without
expenses incurred in the
charge of $7 per ROOM SET. In origi-
Jean Wire Murphy, heir
shall enter their
are unknown
service of Court supervision. All un- PHONE NO.
LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES inprocess reasonable Objec- fees for known heirs and heirs whose
word.) nal plastic, never used. 3069 Universty Terrace, NW
Washington DC 20016
this proceeding.
title search; all other amounts whereabouts are unknown CLASSIFICATION
tions to such appointment
Orig price $3000, Sac- and paid by Plaintiff in accor- shall enter their appearance
Call rifice $975. Can deliver. Joan Myrl Wire Wood, Heir,
shall be filed with the Regis-
ter with the
of Wills, provisions
D.C., 515 5thof
in this proceeding. Objec- (Room, Apt, House, etc.) INSERTION DATE:
Miami FL D.C. Code §§47-1361 and tions to such appointment
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
(410) 554-8200 Call Bill 301-841-7565 and 47-1377 (2001
Washington, D.C.ed.) 20001, andon all shall be filed with the Regis-
ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th
All ads must be Preston W. Wire Jr., oroutstanding
before December municipal3, 2011. lien
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
heir, amounts due and
Claims against the decedent owing on

prepaid the aforementioned Washington, D.C. 20001, on
4925 Loughboro Road, NW shall be presented to Real the
HELP WANTED- Washington DC 20016 Property, or answer
plaint or,
with a copy
the com-
or before November 27,
2011. Claims against the de-
TRUCK Estha Wire
the Register of Wills or filed
with the Register will of beWillsentered
cedent shall be presented to
the undersigned with a copy
Walper, heir, aforeclosing the right of on re-
copy to the undersigned,
ordemption in the Real
before December Prop-
3, 2011,
to the Register of Wills or filed
with the Register of Wills with Legal Advertising Rates
Pinehurst NC 28370 erty and vesting
or be forever barred. Persons in the
plaintiff a title a copy to the undersigned, on
and to in befeeheirs

Driver - Reefer Spe-
cialized Carrier needs
M. Wire, heir,
J.E. Beshouri
of the decedent who
do not receive a copy of this
or or before November 27,
2011, or be forever barred. Effective October 1, 2006
(Signed Persons believed to be heirs
Address Unknown by in chambers)
DONATION Owner Operations w/ and
mail within 25 days
first publication shall so
or legatees of the decedent
CDL-A Hazmat, OTR C. Raymond Wire,
inform the Register 5/27,of 6/3, 6/10
who do not receive a copy of
this notice by mail within 25 PROBATE DIVISION
including name, address and
routes, Per mile pay days of its first publication
rate, Equipment 2005
3911 Bradley Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
relationship. shall so inform the Register (Estates)
Receive $1000 GRO- and
Date of Publication:
June 3, 2011
of Wills, including name, ad-
CERY COUPONS, or newer. Reefer exp. District of Columbia Name of newspaper:
dress and relationship.
Date of Publication:
Your Choice, NOAH’S needed, 866-515-9505 Serve: Attorney General of
Afro-American May 27, 2011
Washington Law
ARC, NO KILL Animal District of Columbia Reporter
Name of newspaper:
Attn: Darlene Fields Afro-American
Shelters. Advanced 441 4th Street NW
Darrel S. Parker
Washington Law
Veterinary Treatments. Drivers: Lots of Re- Washington DC 20001 Representative Willie Gross
Free Towing, IRS frigerated Freight with And 202-234-1722/23
All Unknown owners of the TYPESET:
TRUE TEST COPY Tue May 31 13:42:15 EDT 2011
a. Order Nisi $ 60 per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks
TAX DEDUCTION. Steady Miles! Daily or property described below, REGISTER OF WILLS
Weekly Pay. Late-model their heirs, devisees, per- 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 b. Small Estates (single publication) $ 50 per insertion
Non-runners 1-866-912- sonal representatives, and TYPESET:
TRUE Tue May 31
TEST COPY 13:43:06 EDT 2011
GIVE or 2012 tractors. CDL- executors, administrators REGISTER OF WILLS c. Notice to Creditors
grantees, assigns or succes- SUPERIOR 5/27, 6/3, 6/10
A w/6 months OTR sors in right, title, interest in COURT OF 1. Domestic $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
experience. 800-414- having or claiming any inter- THE DISTRICT OF Superior Court of 2. Foreign
DONATE YOUR est in the leasehold or fee the District of $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
9569, Option 2. www. COLUMBIA
VEHICLE RECEIVE simple in the property and PROBATE District of Columbia d. Escheated Estates $ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
FREE VACATION premises in the District of
Columbia described as: Washington, D.C. $ 125.00
VOUCHER. UNITED Square 4065 LOT 0801: With Washington, D.C.
BREAST CANCER cross streets at Neal Street to
Administration No.
FOUNDATION Free MISC. the north, West Virginia Ave-
nue to the west, Montello
Administration No.
Avenue to the east, and PAUL BLAIR
Mammograms, Breast Morse Street to the south and
Estate of
Cancer Info www.ubcf. AIRLINE ME- adjacent to and abutting the IDAMAYE a. Name Changes 202-879-1133 $ 80.00
info FREE Towing, CHANIC – Train for east side of 1167 Neal Street
in NE, Washington, DC. Deceased NOTICE OF b. Real Property $ 200.00
high paying Aviation APPOINTMENT,
Tax Deductible, Non- Defendants. NOTICE OF
Runners Accepted, Maintenance Career. FOURTH AMENDED STANDARD
1-888-468-5964 FAA approved program.
Notice is hereby given AND NOTICE TO FAMILY COURT
UNKNOWN HEIRS TYPESET: Tue May 31 13:46:23
Financial aid if qualified In accordance with D.C. Of- that a petition has been
filed in this Court by Bar- Paul L. Blair Jr, whose ad- 202-879-1212
ficial Code §47-1375 (2001
BUSINESS - Job placement as- ED.), the object of this bara Talley for standard dress is 1311 Florida Ave NW
Washington DC 20009 was
OPPORTUNITY sistance. CALL Aviation proceeding is to secure the
foreclosure of the right of re-
probate, including the
appointment of one or appointed personal repre- DOMESTIC RELATIONS Superior Court of
the District of
Institute of Maintenance demption in the following real more personal repre- sentative of the estate of Paul Columbia
sentative. Unless a com- Blair, who died on March 18, 202-879-0157
TYPESET: Tue May 31 13:44:29Case
Civil Division
(866) 823-6729. property located in the Dis-
trict of Columbia, and sold by plaint or an objection in 2011 with a will, and will serve
With One phone call, the Mayor of the District of accordance with Super- without Court supervision. All
a. Absent Defendant $ 150.00 0003665-11
unknown heirs and heirs IN RE:
one bill, one ad place- Columbia to the Plaintiff in ior Court Probate Di-
vision Rule 407 is filed in whose whereabouts are un- Trimaine Hason
ment - Reach 4.1 mil- MISC. TRAINING this action, described as
this Court within 30 days known shall enter their
b. Absolute Divorce Superior Court of $ 150.00
Lamale Blackmon
SQUARE 4065, LOT 0801 the District of
from the date of first pub- appearance in this proceed- c. Custody Divorce $ Applicant
lion readers in 83 daily and assessed to the THE District of Columbia
ESTATE OF ESTHER MAY lication of this notice, the ing. Objections to such TYPESET: Tue May 31 13:44:09 PROBATE EDT 2011
and weekly newspapers WIRE, THE ESTATE OF Court may take the ac- appointment (or to the pro- Washington, D.C. PUBLICATION
THERA- 13:44:48
CHARLESEDT 2011WIRE tion hereinafter set forth. bate of decedent´s will) shall CHANGE OF NAME
for just $1450.00 per EDWIN 20001-2131 Trimaine Hason Lamale
PY – Learn fast, earn and/or their known and un-
Admit to probate the will be filed with the Register of To place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892,
Administration ext.
No. 262Blackmon having filed a com-
ad. Get regional and lo- known heirs, which property dated January 12, 2010 Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, Superior Court of 2011ADM451
fast. Financial aid if exhibited with the peti- N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, Public the
of & Janice
up depending plaint for judgment changing
Marie Autry on sizeTrimaine Hason Lamale
cal exposure at one time IN THE SUPERIOR between Morse Street tot he
D.C. 20001, on or before
COURT A new career
OF THE south, West Virginia Avenue tion upon proof satisfac- District of
Baltimore Columbia
Legal NoticesDecedent
are $24.15 per inch. Blackmon name to Alexis
in Maryland, Delaware to the west, Montello Avenue tory to the Court of due November 27, 2011. Claims
PROBATE DIVISION Charles E. Walton Esq
is at your fingertips.
DISTRICT OF Call execution by affidavit of against the decedent shall be There is no flat rate — 1-800 (AFRO) 892
Tramain Blackmon and hav-
and DC. Call today! COLUMBIA
to the east, and Neal Street to
witnesses presented to the under- Washington, D.C. 10905 Fort Washington ing applied to the court for an
Get results with regional Centura
DIVISION877- the north in NE, adjacent to
and abutting the east side of
order any interested signed with a copy to the For Proof of Publication,
20001-2131 pleaseFort
Suite 201
call 1-800-237-6892,
Washington MD
ext. of Publication of the
notice required by law in such
and local exposure. Call 206-3353
Civil Action No. 1167 Neal Street. the Com- person to show cause Register of Wills or filed with Administration No. 20744 cases; it is by the Court this
2005CA002912L RP plaint states, among other why the provisions of the the Register of Wills with a TYPESET: Tue May 31 13:43:49
NOTICES Attorney
2011 hereby.
410-721-4000x19. For things, that the amounts re- lost or destroyed will copy to the undersigned, on
LEGAL that
all persons
Calendar #18 or before November 27,
dated January 12, 2010
just $17.47 per newspa- Magistrate Jude Beshouri
quired for redemption have
not been paid. should not be admitted 2011, or be forever barred. Decedent APPOINTMENT,
concerned show cause, if
any there be, on or before the
Vickie Jeffries Superior Court of Thomas H. Queen
per get the advertising Pursuant to the Chief to probate as expressed Persons believed to be heirs CREDITORS 14th day of June 2011, why
results you are looking Court PROPERTY
11805 Brookville Landing
Judge´s Administration Or- in the petition. or legatees of the decedent
who do not receive a copy of
the District of Esq.
530 Eighth Street SE
AND NOTICE TO the prayers of said complaint
Mitchellville MD 20721 der Number 02-11, it is this
in the absence of a will District of Columbia UNKNOWN HEIRS should not be granted; pro-
for! Visit our website- PLAINTIFF 11th day of May, 2011.,. or proof satisfactory to this notice by mail within 25
days of its first publication
PROBATE DIVISION Washington DC 20003 Chinwe M. Aldridge, whose vided that a copy of this order
ORDERED by the Superior the Court of due execu- Washington, D.C. Attorney address is 13229 L’enfant be published once a week for v.
ELK RIVERFORNT Court of the District of Colum- tion, enter an order shall so inform the Register
NOTICE OF Drive FT., Washington MD three consecutive weeks be-
The Estate of Esther May 20001-2131
Place your ad today 55AC
Wire onlyEstha
Serve $139,900
Wire Wal- bia, that notice be given by determining that the de-
cedent died intestate.
of Wills, including name, ad-
dress and relationship. Administration No. APPOINTMENT, 20744 was appointed per- fore said day in the Afro-
the insertion of a copy of this sonal representative of the American newspaper.
per, Execturix one-of-a-
PO Box 1086 order in The Afro-American (other) appoint Barbara Date of Publication: 2011ADM441 NOTICE TO
estate of Janice Marie Autry, TYPESET: Tue MayJUDGE 31 13:46:41
WE NEED SERIOUS kind acreage,
Pinehusrt NC 28370 over 1700’ Newspaper, once a week for Talley as personal repre-
Name of newspaper: AND NOTICE TO
who died on January 23, A TRUE COPY TEST:
three (3) successive weeks, sentative Decedent 2011 without a will, and will 5/20, 5/27, 6/3
AND motivated Baby and
The Estate Beauti-
of Esther May notifying all persons Register of Wills Afro-American
NOTICE OF UNKNOWN HEIRS serve without Court supervi-
Washington Law Superior Court of
Boomers. Want to work fully wooded, private,
Wire interested in the real property Clerk of the
Probate Division Reporter APPOINTMENT, Beryl Blake, whose address sion. All unknown heirs and
described above to appear in NOTICE TO is 4804 Illinois Avenue NW, heirs whose whereabouts the District of
from home? Expand- Serve: Marvin M. Wire.
magnificent panoramic
Executor this Court on or before 27th Date of First Paul L. Blair Jr. Washington DC 20011 was are unknown shall enter their Columbia
Publication Personal CREDITORS
ing health and wellness views from
Address Unknownbldg site. day of July 2011, and redeem
June 3, 2011 Representative AND NOTICE TO
appointed personal repre- appearance in this proceed- Civil Division
The Estate of Charles the Real Property by pay- sentative of the estate of Roy ing. Objections to such
industry. Computer and TYPESET:
TRUE Tue May 31
2011 Case No. 0003693-11
Fish, Wire,
Edwin kayak, canoe, ment of $56,650.00, together Names of
UNKNOWN A. Blake, who died on appointment shall be filed IN RE:
phone essential. Free Serve: Raymond Wire
more. Only 3 parcels.
with interest from the date the
Washington Law 5/27, 6/3, 6/10
Genevieve O. Ungar, whose
address is PO Box 57381,
November 7, 2005 with a will,
and will serve without Court
with the Register of Wills,
Executor Real Property tax certificate D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W.,
online training. www. Can Bradley
3911 be subdivided.
Lane was purchased; court costs, Reporter Superior Court of Washington DC 20037 was supervision. All unknown 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. HUTTER
Washington Chevy Chase MD 20815
Excellent financing.
reasonable attorney’s fees,
expenses incurred in the AFRO-AMERICAN
the District of appointed personal repre-
sentative of the estate of Otto
heirs and heirs whose
whereabouts are unknown
20001, on or before Novem- Applicant
District of Columbia ber 27, 2011. Claims against ORDER OF
Ungar, who died on January shall enter their appearance
Call Wire
Jean nowMurphy,
heir publication and service of
Barbara Talley
PROBATE DIVISION the decedent shall be pre- PUBLICATION
CAMP- 3069 Universty Terrace, NW
Washington DC 20016
process reasonable fees for
title search; all other amounts 1101 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, D.C.
1, 2011 with a will, and will
serve without Court supervi-
in this proceeding. Objec-
tions to such appointment (or
sented to the undersigned
with a copy to the Register of
Adolph Joseph Hutter having
Joan Myrl Wire Wood, Heir,
paid by Plaintiff in accor-
dance with the provisions of
Suite 600
Administration No.
sion. All unknown heirs and
heirs whose whereabouts
to the probate of decedent´s
will) shall be filed with the
Wills or filed with the Register filed a complaint for judgment
of Wills with a copy to the changing Adolph Joseph
Lake Somerset Camp and
Miami FL D.C. Code §§47-1361 and
47-1377 (2001 ed.) and all
Washington DC
Jessie B. Thomas
are unknown shall enter their
appearance in this proceed-
Register of Wills, D.C., 515
5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
undersigned, on or before Hutter name to Joseph Dolph
November 27, 2011, or be Hutter and having applied to
Ground, Maryland MISC.
Preston W. Wire Jr., outstanding municipal lien
amounts due and owing on
Signature of
ing. Objections to such
appointment (or to the pro-
Washington, D.C. 20001, on
or before November 27,
forever barred. Persons be- the court for an Order of Pub-
heir, lieved to be heirs or legatees
Eastern Shore. Leave the aforementioned Real Petitioners/Attorney
TYPESET: Tue6/3, May APPOINTMENT, bate of decedent´s will) shall 2011. Claims against the de- lication of the notice required
6/1031 13:45:10 EDT 2011
4925 Loughboro Road, NW of the decedent who do not by law in such cases; it is by
2.8 Million DCEyes
20016will Property, or answer the com- be filed with the Register of cedent shall be presented to
your RV on site all year. Washington NOTICE TO receive a copy of this notice the Court this 11th day of May
read your ad - 5 days
and plaint or, thereafter, a final CREDITORS Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, the undersigned with a copy by mail within 25 days of its
$1500 includes water, Estha Wire judgment will be entered AND NOTICE TO N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, to the Register of Wills or filed first publication shall so in-
2011 hereby.
per week heir,- Monday foreclosing the right of re- Superior Court of D.C. 20001, on or before with the Register of Wills with ORDERED, that all persons
electric & sewage. 3 Walper,
the District of
UNKNOWN HEIRS form the Register of Wills, concerned show cause, if
PO Friday
1086 in the demption in the Real Prop- Johnnie B. Cadlett, whose November 27, 2011. Claims a copy to the undersigned, on including name, address and any there be, on or before the
trailers on site for sale. Pinehurst NC 28370 erty and vesting in the Columbia address is 4 Laurel Trail, Ber- against the decedent shall be or before November 27, relationship.
DAILY CLASSIFIED plaintiff a title in fee simple. Civil Division lin, MD 21811 was appointed presented to the under- 2011, or be forever barred. 18th day of June 2011, why
Call 410-957-1866 or and personal representative of signed with a copy to the
Date of Publication: the prayers of said complaint
Marvin J.E. Beshouri Case No. 2010CA6853 the estate of Jessie B.
Persons believed to be heirs May 27, 2011 should not be granted; pro-
email lakesomerset@ M. Wire, heir, Magistrate Judge IN RE: Register of Wills or filed with or legatees of the decedent Name of newspaper:
just $199 per day. Join
Thomas, who died on March vided that a copy of this order
(Signed in chambers) Michael Lamonte the Register of Wills with a who do not receive a copy of Visit our Address Unknown 16, 2011 with a will, and will
copy to the undersigned, on this notice by mail within 25
Afro-American be published once a week for
the exclusive members
and A TRUE TEST COPY: Blyther serve without Court supervi- Washington Law three consecutive weeks be-
website www.lakesom- C. Raymond Wire, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10 Applicant sion. All unknown heirs and or before November 27, days of its first publication
of this network today! heirs whose whereabouts 2011, or be forever barred. shall so inform the Register fore said day in the Afro- Heir, ORDER OF are unknown shall enter their Persons believed to be heirs of Wills, including name, ad-
Chinwe M. Aldridge American newspaper.
3911 your ad Lane in 14 MA- PUBLICATION appearance in this proceed- or legatees of the decedent dress and relationship.
Personal 0
that pursuant to SCR-
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 CHANGE OF NAME ing. Objections to such Representative
and Michael Lamonte Blyther appointment (or to the pro- who do not receive a copy of Date of Publication:
205(b) notice be sent to the
applicants’s creditors by reg-
this notice by mail within 25 May 27, 2011

District in Maryland,
of Columbia
Serve: Attorney General of
having filed a complaint for
judgment changing his name
bate of decedent´s will) shall
be filed with the Register of days of its first publication Name of newspaper: TYPESET:
TRUE TEST COPY Tue May 31 13:46:23 EDT 2011
istered or certified mail and
REGISTER OF WILLS that proof of service of mail-
Delaware and DC. Call
the to Abdulshahed Hafez Al- Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street,
N.W., 3rd Floor Washington,
shall so inform the Register Afro-American
5/27, 6/3, 6/10 ing be made in the manner
Muhaemen and having ap- of Wills, including name, ad- Washington Law
District of Columbia or
plied to the court for an Order D.C. 20001, on or before dress and relationship. Reporter Superior Court of
provided in SCR Probate rule
AAAA** Donation Attn: Darlene Fields November 27, 2011. Claims 14(b).
441 website:
Street NW www. of Publication of the notice
against the decedent shall be
Date of Publication: Beryl Blake the District of JUDGE
DONATE YOUR required by law in such May 27, 2011 Personal Columbia
Washington DC 20001 cases; it is by the Court this
presented to the under- A TRUE COPY TEST:
CAR, And 9th day of May 2011, hereby
signed with a copy to the
Register of Wills or filed with
Name of newspaper:
Civil Division 5/20, 5/27, 6/3
All Unknown owners of the Case No.
Free Pick-up/Tow, VACATION
property described below,
ORDERED, that all persons
concerned show cause, if
the Register of Wills with a Washington Law TYPESET:
TRUE Tue May 31
TEST COPY 13:44:29 EDT 2011
copy to the undersigned, on Reporter
Any Model or Condi- their heirs, devisees, per- any there be, on or before the REGISTER OF WILLS IN RE:
sonal representatives, and 13th day of June 2011, why
or before November 27,
2011, or be forever barred.
Genevieve O. Ungar
5/27, 6/3, 6/10 Trimaine Hason
executors, administrators the prayers of said complaint Persons believed to be heirs Lamale Blackmon
Representative Superior Court of
IRS Tax Deductible. grantees, assigns or succes- should not be granted; pro-
vided that a copy of this order
or legatees of the decedent
who do not receive a copy of 202-251-1488 the District of
sors in right,CITY,
title, interest in ORDER OF
Help Underprivileged having or claiming any inter- be published once a week for this notice by mail within 25 TYPESET:
TRUE TEST COPY Tue May 31 13:44:09
DistrictEDT 2011
MARYLAND. Bestor fee three consecutive weeks be-
Children. est in the leasehold
simple of affordable
in the property and
fore said day in the Afro-
days of its first publication
shall so inform the Register
5/27, 6/3, 6/10
Washington, D.C.
Trimaine Hason Lamale
Outreach Center American newspaper. of Wills, including name, ad-
premises in the District of
rentals. Full/
Columbia describedpartial
that pursuant to SCR 205(b)
notice be sent to the DC
dress and relationship.
Date of Publication: Superior Court of Administration No.
Blackmon having filed a com-
plaint for judgment changing 202-332-0080
Square CallLOT for0801:
FREE With Chief of Police and to the DC May 27, 2011 the District of 2011ADM451 Trimaine Hason Lamale
cross streets at Neal Street to
brochure. Open daily.Ave-
Department of Corrections Name of newspaper:
District of Columbia Janice Marie Autry
Blackmon name to Alexis to advertise in
the north, West Virginia by registered or certified mail PROBATE DIVISION Tramain Blackmon and hav-
nue to the Real Estate.
Avenue to the east, and
Montello and that proof of service of
mailing be made in the man-
Law Reporter Washington, D.C.
Charles E. Walton Esq
10905 Fort Washington
ing applied to the court for an
Order of Publication of the
the AFRO
1-800-638-2102. Online ner provided in SCR Probate Johnnie B. Cadlett 20001-2131 Suite 201
Morse Street to the south and Personal notice required by law in such
Rule 19(b). Administration No. Fort Washington MD
adjacent to and www.abutting the JOHN R. HESS
2011ADM386 20744
cases; it is by the Court this
Cherry Bedroom Set. east side of 1167 Neal Street 410-641-6184 10 day of May 2011 hereby. JUDGE TRUE TEST COPY ROY A. BLAKE Attorney ORDERED, that all persons
Solid Wood, never used, in NE, Washington, DC.
Decedent NOTICE OF concerned show cause, if
5/27, 6/3, 6/10 5/27, 6/3, 6/10 APPOINTMENT,
FOURTH AMENDED Thomas H. Queen any there be, on or before the
NOTICE TO 14th day of June 2011, why
ORDER OF Esq. CREDITORS the prayers of said complaint
PUBLICATION 530 Eighth Street SE AND NOTICE TO should not be granted; pro-
In accordance with D.C. Of- Washington DC 20003 UNKNOWN HEIRS vided that a copy of this order
ficial Code §47-1375 (2001 Attorney Chinwe M. Aldridge, whose be published once a week for
June 4, 2011 - June 10, 2011, The Afro-American B7
TYPESET: Tue May 31 13:47:05
May 31 13:45:34 EDT 2011
Superior Court of
District of Columbia Annapolis, Maryland
20001-2131 2x4
Administration No.
WILLIAM LAWSON ”Notice to Contractors for the Sylvan Shores Sewer
PARKERSON, JR. and Water is available online at the Purchasing Of-
Decedent fice website and www.
Michelle Lanchester, On or after May 23, 2011,
Attorney at Law Plans and Specifications may be examined or pur-
chased at the Department of Public Works, Heritage
601 Pennsylvania Ave Office Complex, 2662 Riva Road, 3rd Floor/Suite
NW Suite 900 350, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-222-7543. Copies
South Building of these documents may be obtained upon payment
Washington DC 20004 of $150.00 payable to Anne Arundel County. And is FIREFIGHTER – EMT/MEDIC
Attorney non refundable. Bids will be received until time/date
NOTICE OF shown below, at the Purchasing Office, Heritage
APPOINTMENT, Office Complex, 2660 Riva Road, 3rd Floor, Annap- Prince William County Dept. of Fire
NOTICE TO olis, MD 21401. Bids received after the date and
CREDITORS time set will be rejected. & Rescue is a growing organization
AND NOTICE TO Due by 1:30 p.m. with more than 450 career Firefighter/

To advertise in the
UNKNOWN HEIRS Local Time, Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Michelle D. Parkerson, Project No.: W803701 & S803801 EMT’s. Begin a promising career with
whose address is 2132 32nd
Place, SE Washington DC
Contact: Vahid Tayebi 410-222-7537 competitive salary and benefits along
William L. Schull, C.P.M., CPPB

20020 was, appointed per-
Purchasing Agent with tremendous promotional and
sonal representative of the
estate of William Lawson learning opportunities.
Parkerson, Jr. who died on

Strictly Personal call

September 4, 2002 without a
will, and will serve without
Court supervision. All un-
We are seeking the right men and
known heirs and heirs whose women to join us. Experience is not
necessary, but we give hiring preference to Advanced Life Support
whereabouts are unknown

shall enter their appearance
in this proceeding. Objec-
tions to such appointment
shall be filed with the Regis-
Pen Pals providers. Starting salary is $44,086. ALS providers receive an
additional $5,291/yr plus hourly supplement pay.
ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001, on
or before November 20, Truthful man seeking spiritual pen We will be hiring for a projected January 2012 recruit school.
2011. Claims against the de-
cedent shall be presented to pals. Womb my emanation. Law Applications should be submitted by June 5, 2011. For more
information and to complete our online application, please visit:
is unification. Breath, knowledge
the undersigned with a copy - click onEDT
2011Opportunities. EOE
to the Register of Wills or filed
with the Register of Wills with TYPESET: Tue May 31 13:39:22
a copy to the undersigned, on
or before November 20,
and consciousness! William Pig-
2011, or be forever barred.
Persons believed to be heirs
gie, P.O. Box 565, Pittsboro, N.C.
or legatees of the decedent
27312 Applicants are sought for a non-tenure eligible faculty posi-
who do not receive a copy of
tion at the rank of Instructor in the Department of Physiology
this notice by mail within 25
days of its first publication and Biophysics. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D.
shall so inform the Register
of Wills, including name, ad- in biotechnology or biochemistry with two years of post-
dress and relationship. doctoral experience in characterization of G protein-coupled
Lonesome Hearts - receptor signaling pathways in isolated smooth muscle cells
Date of Publication:
May 20, 2011
from the gastrointestinal tract. Experience in various phys-
Pen Pals
Name of newspaper:
Washington Law iological, cell biological, biochemical and molecular biologi-
Reporter cal techniques is required including small animal surgery,
Michelle D. Parkerson
Personal To have a notice published in the isolation and sterile culture of gastrointestinal smooth muscle
cells, scanning micrometry for measurements of isolated
Strictly Personal Section, write the
smooth muscle cell contractility, immuno-histochemistry,
2011want printed in the
REGISTER OFTue WILLSMay 31 13:47:25 adenoviral transfection, real time PCR, molecular cloning,
5/20, 5/27, 6/3
space below. Enclose ten dollars site directed mutagenesis, and protein purification by
Superior Court of chromatography and gel electrophoresis. The successful
the District of ($10.00), check or money order for applicant will be expected to develop an independent re-
District of Columbia search project for which extramural funding will be sought
Washington, D.C. and to present research work at national and international
20001-2131 Additional words will cost 50 cents scientific meetings. The candidate will also be expected to
Administration No. engage in collaborative research initiatives. Experience in
2011ADM180 each.
Edythe Ferguson teaching of summer students, undergraduate and graduate
Decedent students and post-doctoral fellows in the research environ-
Thomas L Campbell, ment related to this work is also expected. Demonstrated
3807 Minnesota Ave experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff,
NE and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty
Washington DC 20019 member at VCU.
Angela Walker Suttles,
whose address is 4820 Dix
Street, NE Washington DC
20019 was appointed per-
sonal representative of the
estate of Edythe Ferguson, To answer a Lonesome Heart
notice, enclose a check or money
who died on February 8,
2011 with a will, and will serve
without Court supervision. All
unknown heirs and heirs
whose whereabouts are un-
order for $2.00 for each letter
known shall enter their
appearance in this proceed-
you wish to have forwarded. NO
ing. Objections to such
appointment (or to the pro- CASH PLEASE. Be sure to in-
clude the fox number of the person
bate of decedent´s will) shall
be filed with the Register of

you wish to contact.

Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street,
N.W., 3rd Floor Washington,
D.C. 20001, on or before
November 20, 2011. Claims

against the decedent shall be

All letters, queries and

presented to the under-
signed with a copy to the
Register of Wills or filed with
the Register of Wills with a
copy to the undersigned, on
or before November 20,
notices should be sent to:
2011, or be forever barred.
Persons believed to be heirs
or legatees of the decedent
who do not receive a copy of
this notice by mail within 25 2519 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
days of its first publication
shall so inform the Register
of Wills, including name, ad-
dress and relationship.
Date of Publication:
May 20, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Law Reporter
Angela Walker Suttles
REGISTER OFTue May 31 13:47:44 EDT 2011
5/20, 5/27, 6/3

Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C. YOU KNOW YOU’RE IN
Administration No. THE KNOW...
Mack C Allen AFRO
PO Box 6916
Washington DC 20032
Connie L. Parker, C. Maurice
Parker and Vincent T. Parker
whose address(es) are 3432
N Street SE, Washington DC
20019, 2319 Sawgrass Cir-
cle, Derby KS 67037, and
336 Glen Oaks Blvd. Dallas
TX 75232(was, were) ap-
pointed personal representa-
tive(s) of the estate of Minnie
R Parker, who died on
November 10, 2010 without a
will, and will serve without
Court supervision. All un-

known heirs and heirs whose
whereabouts are unknown
shall enter their appearance
in this proceeding. Objec-
tions to such appointment

shall be filed with the Regis-
ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001, on
or before November 20,
2011. Claims against the de-
cedent shall be presented to
the undersigned with a copy
to the Register of Wills or filed
with the Register of Wills with
a copy to the undersigned, on
or before November 20,
2011, or be forever barred.
Persons believed to be heirs
or legatees of the decedent
who do not receive a copy of
this notice by mail within 25
days of its first publication
shall so inform the Register
of Wills, including name, ad-
dress and relationship.
Date of Publication:
May 20, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Washington Law
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Hampton, Va. – U.S. Secretary of Health University of Kansas and a bachelor’s degree

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97th Annual Ministers’ Conference on June William R. Harvey – and assists the secretary
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The temperatures soared printer for the Bureau of were their children, who
to 67 degrees in the District Engraving and Printing, he were baptized, raised and
on that March afternoon recalls proudly. Doris worked married there, as well. Now,
in 1942. At St. Augustine for the National Labor 97-year-old Thomas and
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is. “You do the math,” that have registered for
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long time; well before there be attending the Mass.
that year, he joined the U.S.
were computers.” In addition to renewing
Army as a first lieutenant
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and served in World II. He
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He eventually retired as a
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first African-American plate
grandchildren and 18 great-
grandchildren. The Irvings
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