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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), the newly-elected chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said politically-inspired charges that United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice is “not very bright” and is “unqualified” to be named Secretary of State by President Wikimedia Commons Obama are racist and sexist in Susan Rice addition to being untrue. “[Of all] the things they [Republicans] have disliked about things that have gone on in the administration, they have never called a male unqualified, not bright…” Fudge said at a news conference called by a dozen women members of the House of Representatives. “There is a clear sexism and racism that goes with these comments being made by…Senator [John] McCain and others.” McCain attacked Rice, who is under consideration to Continued on A3

HBCU Equity, Health Care Top Black Legislative Agenda By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO Maryland’s African American lawmakers converged on the Sheraton Annapolis hotel Nov. 15-17 for the 2012 Maryland Black Legislative Caucus Weekend, which included the annual prayer breakfast and a host of

panels and programs focused on the issues key to the state’s Black residents. Lawmakers said the weekend provided them an opportunity to pinpoint their priorities for the next legislative session, which begins in January. This year’s event was entitled, “Opening the Pipeline to Economic,

had a policy of underfunding HBCUs and as a result, the infrastructure at these universities is not comparable to infrastructure at predominately white institutions.” The weekend featured forums on business, education and health care. Dr. Earl B. Ettienne, an assistant professor at Howard University’s Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy Sciences department, detailed

“In the upcoming session our number one focus is going to be the equality and fairness of funding for historically black colleges and universities in the state of Maryland. – Del. Aisha N. Braveboy (D) Social and Political Justice.” “In the upcoming session

Civil Rights Legend Speaks at Coppin State University Roughly 100 people gathered inside Coppin State’s Talon Center for a three-hour appearance by the lawmaker and civil rights John Lewis was 25 years old when he led veteran who talked about his life, his work, 600 marchers to Montgomery, Ala. across and a book rooted in his days in the civil the now-infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge on rights movement. Mar. 7, 1965. Born into a family of sharecroppers, A student from Fisk University, the Lewis said he has come a long way from young activist had peace in mind when he his Troy, Ala. beginnings. The man who, set out on what would be recorded in history as a boy, raised chickens, cows, hogs, and as “Bloody Sunday.” helped sell peanuts to feed six brothers and Lewis, a Freedom Rider and leader of three sisters has seen a lot change in his 72 the Student Nonviolent years, and dares anyone Coordinating Committee to say different. (SNCC), was aware, It was the voice of long before he was Dr. Martin Luther King knocked unconscious that on a radio, making a day by state troopers, that call for peaceful action, police officers could turn that steered a then-17into violent, hate-fueled year-old Lewis into using mobs in the South. civil disobedience as a Now, after more than means to presss for equal 40 years, 40 arrests, education, pay, housing, and 14 terms as a and respect. Democrat representing Two years later the Georgia in the House teenager was helping of Representatives, desegregate lunch he remains devoted to counters. improving the human The congressman condition, a calling for spoke of being spat upon, which he believes he was beaten, and arrested as preordained. part of the civil rights “I had no idea that movement pressing for one day I would be Photo by Alexis Taylor the right to vote, to eat involved in American in any restaurant and to Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) politics,” Lewis told attend any school. the AFRO, after a Nov. “I felt free. I felt 13 speech at Coppin State University. “I liberated. I felt like I had crossed over,” thought I would be a minister, a pastor in the he said, speaking about his first booking way you must go.’ for attempting to desegregate a downtown “You cannot get tired or weary even Nashville, Tenn. Woolworth’s store on Feb. when you don’t feel like going. We all have 27, 1960. roles to play in life and we should play those Lewis recalled a night in Rock Hill, parts.” Continued on A4 By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO

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Once again Kennedy Krieger’s annual Festival of Trees, the largest holidaythemed festival on the East Coast, offers a cheerful alternative to the postThanksgiving shopping mall mob scene. The Maryland State Fairgrounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland with more than 600 decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses to transport guests directly to Santa’s North Pole. A family tradition since 1990, the fairyland forest on display is the KennedyKrieger Institute’s major fundraiser and is a one-stopshop for the holiday season. Continued on A4

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our number one focus is going to be the equality and fairness of funding for historically black colleges and universities in the state of Maryland,” said Del. Aisha N. Braveboy (D), chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. “The issue really is one of fairness. The state, during the era of segregation

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New Book on Thurgood Marshall Details Early Life By Avis Thomas-Lester AFRO Executive Editor An unusual testament to the quality of the new biography of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall by Baltimore attorney and University of Maryland law school professor Larry S. Gibson is cited on the back cover. “The most accurate book ever published about my husband,” Marshall’s widow, Cecelia S. Marshall, wrote about Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice,which is scheduled to be released Dec. 4. The foreword to the book contains more praise from Marshall’s family. “Professor Larry S. Gibson has crafted a unique and engrossing portrait,” said Marshall’s oldest son, Thurgood Marshall Jr. “Through the rich collection of childhood anecdotes, the insights into the colorful assemblage of relatives, mentors, and legal clients who shaped my father’s development; and the recounting of the challenges and opportunities my father encountered… this book weaves together the events that formed the foundation for my father’s career.”

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Ohio Rep. Fudge Selected as New Chair of Congressional Black Caucus

The Congressional Black Caucus on Nov. 14 elected a new chair, accomplishing at least one important piece of business during Congress’ lame duck session. Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, a Democrat who has represented Ohio’s 11th Congressional District since 2008, was unanimously chosen by her Rep. Marcia Fudge colleagues to lead the group of Black Wikimedia Commons lawmakers. “I am humbled by the vote of confidence of my colleagues who have selected me to serve as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus during the 113th Congress,” she said in a statement. “I look forward to leading this venerable Caucus, and to speak and act on behalf of its members who share a vision and commitment to move our nation forward.” The Ohio Democrat succeeds Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), who called his successor “an exceptional leader.” The new chairman alluded to some of the issues that will be championed by the CBC during her tenure. “As members of the Congressional Black Caucus, we call ourselves the ‘Conscience of the Congress’ for a reason. We are a collective voice for millions of people around the country who need us to champion their issues and protect their future,” she stated. “We remain concerned about high rates of employment, particularly among African Americans for whom the jobless rate remains in double digits. We are all concerned about making equal access to quality healthcare a reality, reducing poverty and related issues, preserving and strengthening Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. We seek to balance the federal budget responsibly so all Americans can prosper.” Other elected officers include: Reps. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), to serve as first vice chair, Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), as second vice chair, André Carson (D-Ind.), as secretary and

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Missing after Departing Mayo Clinic

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left the Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn., this week under mysterious circumstances, and has not been seen since. “He is no longer a patient here,” clinic spokesman Nick Hanson told The Chicago Tribune on Nov. 13. “I don’t know where he is.” When the paper contacted the congressman’s father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, he seemed unaware that his son had left Mayo. The Illinois Democrat was in his second stint at the famed medical facility for depression and bipolar disorder. He had been receiving treatment since taking a leave of absence in June. The Chicago Sun-Times cited “people close to Jackson,” who said he is still getting treated on an outpatient basis. But no one has disclosed his whereabouts. Members of Congress were expected back on Capitol Hill on Nov. 13, but Jackson has reportedly missed the first days of the lame-duck session. Some question whether Jackson will ever return to Congress, though he was re-elected to represent Illinois 2nd District by a landslide victory earlier this month. The congressman has been under a cloud of federal scrutiny and the pressure seems to be mounting. The FBI has been investigating whether Jackson misused Jesse Jackson Jr. campaign funds to AFRO File Photo decorate his Washington, D.C. home and to purchase an expensive Rolex for a female friend among other potential abuses. And the probe seems to have spread to include alleged “suspicious activity” in his finances, according to a Sun-Times source who is close to the investigation. Federal investigators are “going down every rat hole,” the unnamed source told the paper. Broad subpoenas have been issued, including on financial institutions that manage Jackson’s accounts. The investigation continues even as media outlets have reported that Jackson is currently negotiating a plea deal with federal authorities.

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Daunting Tasks Load Obama Second-Term Agenda By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO

With a number of big-ticket items still on his legislative todo list, President Obama has little time to rest on the laurels of his victory in the election. According to research, the president fulfilled 37 percent of his campaign promises. Some dispute that, saying the president did a lot of heavy lifting in his first term—health care, Wall Street reform, the stimulus—and he would have accomplished more if Republicans had not blocked him at every turn. But with a mandate from the American people spurring Republican cooperation, Obama’s chances of success may be sport-utility vehicle sought in By Alan King improved now, political analysts said. connection withbethe murder AFRO Staffthere Writer “I think are one or two things he might able to of Hudson’s mother and brother. accomplish just because the situationThe demands said San white, it,” 1994 Chevrolet Jennifer Hudson and other Francisco State University political science professor Robert Suburban with Illinois license relatives positively identified Smith.

them,” said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Nov. 7. Some political analysts question the depth of that commitment, however. “I think there will be a brief honeymoon when Republicans will work with the president. But I expect them to resume that pattern of obstruction because they don’t like him…They don’t like what he stands for,” Smith said. “And there will be a measure of bitterness because they did not accomplish what they set out to do: make him a one-term November 1, 2008president.” - November 7, 2008, The Washington Afro-American A3 During that “honeymoon,” the Obama administration will likely champion and achieve some measure of immigration reform in 2013. But Smith said he doubts President Obama will be as responsive to Black concerns such as chronic from a neighbor about a suspiposted fliers bearing his photounemployment. cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. “I think he is still afraid of that race question and of On marring President Obama/ the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked his legacy by appearing to favor Blacks,” Smith said. dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding Some Black leaders disagree, saying they expect the The first priority theshot president’s agenda is meeting the Tribune, the boy had on been her nephew. In her MySpace multiple in athe back seat of tax hikes and mandatory blog,to she thanked fansitems and suppresident to continue to be committed Black agenda deadlinetimes to stop combination of the vehicle. SUV, regisporters for their prayers and such as jobs and criminal justice reform, issues they will be spending cuts,The the budget and the deficit. In an October tered to Hudson’s murdered offered a $100,000 reward to discussing with Obama on Nov. 16. interview with the Des Moines Register, the president expressed brother, was towed with the anyone who returned the boy “Looking back at the first term,alive. we have every indication to confidence that the so-called boy’s body inside and is beingfiscal cliff would act as a “forcing processed by evidence techniinvestigation, believe our issues are included in theSince arraythe of initiatives on this mechanism” to guarantee GOP cooperation on the issue. cians and workers. Hudson – whothe gained stardom administration’s agenda,” said Hilary Shelton, NAACP’s “We’re going toThe be body in a position where I believe in the first was later removed and taken to after appearing on “American senior vice president for policy and advocacy. six months we are going to solve that big piece of business,” the Cook County Medical Idol,” and then won an Other unfinished business includes revisiting Obama said in the interview. Examiner’s office. Academy Awardforeclosure for her roleand in mortgage reform and corporate tax In the wake of their disappointing election showing, Hudson and other family thereform. movie Dreamgirls – has members arrived at the Medical stayed of the eye. Smith predicts President Obama will out likely takepublic a different Republican leaders have signaled their willingness to Examiner’s office mid-afterThe Chicago Tribune reportapproach in trying to achieve these goals. compromise on the debt-cutting deal and to engage in more Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. noon to identify the body. ed that a parade of cars moved “He’s going to try to go beyond Beltway bipartisan problem-solving with the White House. Given the choice between lookslowly pastnegotiations,” her family’s home A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in Smith said. “He’s learned his lesson that can’t negotiate “Mr. President, the Republican majority here in the House ing directly at the body or Mondayyou morning, past the told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after viewing it on to a wall-mounted news vans, reporters with people who don’t want to negotiate. He’s going toand usecurihis stands ready work with you to do what’s best for our re-election to take issues directly to the people.”ous onlookers. country…That’s the will of the people, and we will answer to

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“She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”

GOP’s Attacks on Susan Rice “Racist”

“remained strong for her famivideo screen, the family chose ly” and was clearly its leader. the latter. According to the “She held hands with her famiContinued from A1 Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, ly,” the spokesman said. “It that’s him.” succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary state, forasaying wasofobviously very emotional in September that the deaths of four Americans at the moment.” The boy – the son of U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were the outgrowth ofJulia Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had spontaneous demonstrations protesting the release of an antibeen missing since Friday, Muslim film made in the U.S., rather than a planned attack by when a relative found Julian’s al-Qaeda, which turned out to be the case. grandmother, Darnell No wonder campaign is Donerson, 57,ifand uncle, “Susan Obama’s Rice should have known better and shehis didn’t trying to distance him from the Jason Hudson, 29, shot to Fox death know better, she is not qualified,” McCain said Nov. 14 on group, saying, “Barack Obama in his grandmother’s home in and Friends. He with continued, “I willthe do7000 everything in South my power Never Organized ACORN.” block of Yale to block her from the United secretary of state.” But Obama’s tiesbeing to ACORN run States Avenue. longInand deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desiga round of Sunday morning television interviews for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk four days after the attack in Libya, Rice presented themissing him for President. children – was issued Friday administration’s position on theJulian tragedy. each But now ACORN isofficial in trouble. after wasIndiscovered interview, she emphasized that themissing views she are at least Reporter: There afterwas theexpressing murders. 11 investigations across the that the Police arrested William were based on information administration had at the country involving thousands of Balfour, the missingdetermine boy’s steptime and that an FBI investigation would ultimately potentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband the facts. forms. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s Appearing on ABC voter News’ ThisSouthside Week, she told guest host Announcer: Massive apartment several fraud. And thethat Obama campaignbest hours Jake Tapper the “current assessment” that the after thewas murders. paid more $800,000totothe an video.Balfour’s Michele, has attack wasthan a response In closedmother, door congressional ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had hearings last week, former CIA Director David Petraeus efforts. nothing to do with the slayings. confirmed banks that Rice’s talking beenremains approved by the in Pressuring to issue risky points had Balfour a suspect loans. CIA. Nationwide voter fraud. Barack Obama. Bad judgment. McCain described Rice as “not very bright.” Rice graduated Blind ambition. Too risky for from Stanford University with honors, was awarded a Rhodes America.

Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’

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being convicted of attempted violence. murder and vehicular hijackIn front of the Hudson’s ing. Cook County records show home, men in heavy jackets that he pleaded guilty to both hoodedof sweatshirts came to at Cornell University andalso a formerand governor the Federal charges in 1999. He was kiss the twin white crosses barReserve System, whose mother, Dickson Fitt, is a and convicted in 1998 and for possesing Lois the names of Donerson sion of scholar a stolen at motor vehicle. Institute, policy the Brookings Jason. worked at Brookings He released from sick ofatgoing as awas senior fellow, wasprison seniorindirector“Everybody for Africanisaffairs the 2006 after serving seven years through stuff like this,” Artisha National Securitymurder Council and served as assistant secretary of for the attempted and West, a former resident of the statehijacking for African affairs during President Clinton’s second car charges. area told the Tribune. “Weterm. all boy remained TheThe Senate confirmedmissing Rice as U.N. ambassador by unanimous have to stick together. All these through in young children are dying, and consent aonlong Jan.weekend 22, 2009. which police and volunteers forObama what?”last week made At a news conference, President

clear that if he decides to select Rice, he will not back down from a fight with Senate Republicans over the nomination. At the news conference called by congresswomen last week, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) called the attacks on Rice “not only disingenuous but at odds with the actions and stances they have taken in the past, with other potential nominees.” In commentary posted on, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) recalled: “In September 2002, then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice appeared on a talk show and claimed that Iraq was importing high quality aluminum tubes that ‘are only really suited for nuclear weapons programs, centrifuge programs.’ “ButHudson in 2004, shortly before she was nominated by President Jason George W. Bush to be secretary of state, [Condoleezza] Rice admitted ‘there was some debate’ at the time about the intelligence behind the aluminum tubes – information she had Scholarship and earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. at Oxford chosen to ignore during her 2002 appearance. In fact, both the Since McCain’s comments, University. State Department and the Department of Energy believed that SQUARE HIGH ACORN’s 87 who offices have been McCain, selected Sarah Palin as his running mate in the tubes were intended for conventional weapons – not nuclear bombarded with threats and 2008,mail. finished 894th of 899th in his graduating class at the U.S. weapons.” racist Naval According to the book, The Nightingale’s Song Boxer added, “Tragically, the false assertions made The Academy. day after the presidential debate, vandals broke into the a “below par” Navy pilot who lost by Robert Timberg, he was by [Condoleezza] Rice and other top officials in the Bush organization’s Boston and Seattle five military aircrafts before being captured as a prisoner of war. administration helped propel our country into a devastating and offices and stole computers. Sen. Lindsey representative Graham (R-S.C.) said he does not trust costly war in Iraq that claimedNOT more ONthan THE 4,400 LIST American lives. BREAD After a Cleveland Rice. Heon added that “either But somehow, [Condoleezza] Rice’s role in these profound appeared TV, an e-mail wasshe didn’t know the truth about sent to the local she office saying she it.” Graham said. “I don’t think Benghazi…or was spinning intelligence failures did not prevent Senators McCain and “is going to have her life ended.” that’s a good resume to be secretary of state.” Graham from championing her nomination to be secretary of A worker in Providence, R.I., Rice,awhose late father, received threatening call say-Emmett, was an economics professor state.” LEFT


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ing, “We know you get off work at 9” and uttered racial epithets. A caller to one office left a message on the answering Continued from“Hi, A1 I was just machine, saying: calling to let you know thatfrom certain how Blacks descended Barack Obama needs to get regions ofaAfrica experience hung. He’s (expletive deleted) health issues and related their of genetic code that nigger, he’s to a piece (expletive You guys are date backdeleted). to the Diaspora. fraudulent, and that you need to go to “The way we metabolize drugs hell. All the niggers on oak trees. and the way that they work inside our They’re gonna get all hung hon1 BANANA bodies is different,” Ettienne. He eys, they’re going to getsaid assassinated, they’re “If gonna killed.” later added, youget know how the drug Another message “You treatment. will work you can said, personalize liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive This is the way of the future.” deleted). Welfare bums. You P. Jones, guysDr. justCamara (expletive deleted)an come to our country, epidemiologist withconsume the Centers for every natural resource is, Disease Control andthere Prevention, spoke and make a lot of babies. That’s about how racism—intentional or not— all you guys do. And then suck canthe affect theand quality ofeveryhealth care up welfare expect patients one else toreceive. pay for your hospital bills“It forcould your kids. say as let a physician be asI jus’ subtle Before age five, every room is a classroom. your kids die. That’s the best Dr. Camara P. Jones, epidemiologist and CDC expert, speaks to attendees not giving a patient the range of move. Just let your children die. learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple things like about the Fun effects of racism in American healthcare. treatment they think Forget aboutoptions paying because for hospital counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learning ability, the patient can’t afford thedo care, won’t bills for them. I’m not gonna and help them enter school more prepared. That’s why PNC it. You guys lowlifes. And I The Rev. Al Sharpton drewand raves students, the focus isCrezca on identifying comply, or are won’t understand,” she said. founded Grow Up Great its Spanish-language equivalent hope you all die.” for his speech the always-popular issues to they need to address. “Often it shows up as inaction in the conat Éxito, a 10-year, $100 million program help prepare young Among Hurd thinks the hate calls will children for school and life. Pick up a free bilingual Sesame prayer breakfast, said the Rev. Douglas those for next years’sStreet™ session—blocking face of need.” cease soon. “Happy, Healthy, Ready for School” kit at a PNC branch. filled detention Sands, pastor of White Rock Church in a plan to construct It’s a juvenile Freda of the African “In twoWest, weeks,founder I think these with all kinds of simple, everyday things you can do to help a child attacks will be over. But I think it Sykesville,learn. Md. Together, we can work with our center in Baltimore. American Health Alliance, discussed communities so an entire will harder for us to get ourand “He issued a challenge to all Black “Currently thereupare 43 young people howbethe Patient Protection generation won’t just grow up... but grow great. name back on good graces people in positions of responsibility or who have been charged with a crime that Affordable theusfederal health because they Care reallyAct, trashed in authority to be relevant, accountable and qualifies them for maximum security in carelast reform law, will equalize care. the few weeks.” To find out more, go to But ACORN will not be Act provides effective or sit down and shut up,” Sands an adult prison. The city is proposing “The Affordable Care or call 1-877-PNC-GROW. deterred. said. “He said if you are scared to do to build a 120-bed facility for these tools and access never made available “We’ve been fighting for a that, say ‘I’m scared,’ then sit down and youth,” said Braveboy. “In a time where before,” West, “It’s long time,said for over 30 64. years, forthe bridge shut up and let somebody else do it.” we are trying to find money to do K-12 andrights the key to reducing and ultimately the of lowand moderateincome peopleracial all across Braveboy said while the threeeducation, eliminating and the ethnic health country,” Hurd“We’re day event was enjoyable, and a great does it make fiscal sense to build a disparities. Race one of the most going to continue to fight for jail for three times the number of people critical factors tends to be left out of networking opportunity for everyone economic justice that in our commufrom Workshop. businessAllowners to educators to that currently need to fit that facility?” the health care equality equation.” TM /©2008 Sesame nities.” rights reserved. ©2008 The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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November 24, 2012 - November 24, 2012, The Afro-American


Tuskegee Airmen: Honors Pile Up as Numbers Dwindle By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO Cyril O. Byron, Sr. was only a sophomore at then-Morgan State College when paperwork drafting him into the U. S. Army arrived at his Bronx, N.Y. home in 1942. A year later, he would be arming fighter planes in missions across North Africa. First, though, he had to get through basic training at Camp Upton in upstate New York, and instruction in taking care of airplanes as part of a program for Black pilots and support personnel at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. On Veterans Day, Byron celebrated the 70th anniversary of his entry into the military. To commemorate the day, Byron, of Baltimore, donned the red jacket designating him as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen. “That was really hard for some of the guys, the fact that they were willing to lay their lives down for a country that refused to treat them equally overseas and when they came home from World War II,” said William Broadwater, 86, of Clinton, a graduate of the Tuskegee program who was among the members who started the Tuskegee Airmen in the early 1970s. “The country did not welcome them back the way they

Festival of Trees

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Tuskegee Airman Cyril O. Byron, Sr. did White soldiers.” The ranks of the original Tuskegee Airmen are shrinking fast. Earlier this month, Ret. Lt. Col. Herbert Carter died in

Alabama. He was an aircraft maintenance supervisor. He was a member of the noted 99th Fighter Squadron. Byron said his strength to fight in both WWII and against the prejudices in his own country came from the need to thrive in the face of opposition. “They didn’t think that Blacks had enough intelligence to fly an airplane and if we could fly, we didn’t have enough fortitude to fight,” he said The Black military personnel from Tuskegee proved that they were up to the task, not only as pilots, but as mechanics, nurses, doctors, flight instructors and other support personnel. They had been disallowed to serve in WWII until pressure from civil rights groups and Black media spurred Congress to allow them to join the fray. “They proved they were just as worthy as any other pilot,” Broadwater said.The ground personnel proved themselves just as praise worthy, historians said. Though he would rise from crew member to an administrative sergeant major, Byron still feels the sting of the prejudice he felt in those days. “We couldn’t go to the movies unless we sat in the balcony and we couldn’t go much shopping in town because they would look at us like we were criminals,” Byron said. “When we walked down the street, if a White person wanted to take up the whole sidewalk, we had to step into the gutter.” The experiences were the same for Captain Lemuel Arthur Lewie, 93, a Tuskegee Airmen who served in what came to be known as the U.S. Air Force from 1941 to 1946. As a young boy, Lewie was fascinated by pilots, but never dreamed he’d be among those to break down racial barriers in the sky. Broadwater, who served as a member of the 477th Bomber Group after volunteering in 1944 for the Army Air Corps, which would later become the U.S. Air Force, said the racism he endured did nothing to shake his resolve. “I had a philosophy of don’t start something you’re not going to finish, so we saw it through,” he said. President Harry Truman desegregated the armed forces in 1948.

Civil Rights Legend

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S.C. when, in the wake of a 1961 Supreme Court ruling to integrate interstate travel facilities, he and a group of students pressing for equal access to a Greyhound bus station, were attacked by a white mob. By 23, Lewis was the youngest of ten speakers to address the more than 250,000 gathered for the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. Lewis detailed how civil rights marches on Washington and Selma were organized, and vividly recalled his time with King and conversations with President John F. Kennedy. “I had read about [Lewis’] struggle but hearing everything first hand… there’s nothing like hearing it from the person who actually lived it,” said Angela Gaither-Scott, who works on recruitment and retention in the School of Education. She said the event had special meaning because she recalled attending a segregated elementary school as a child. “I think it is so important to know your historyespecially with the current election,” said GaitherScott, 60. “I am one hundred percent sure that Barack Obama wouldn’t be

president today if it wasn’t for John Lewis.” The appearance came as the second part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lecture series currently being hosted by the CSU Department of Applied Social and Political Sciences at Coppin State University. “This is a historic moment in our lives, our ancestors have worked so hard for us not to continue the legacy,” said Dr. Harriett Kargbo, an assistant professor in the Department of Adult and General Education. “When we have a living icon coming out to tell us about our history we need to make sure that we are present to get the first hand information.” According to the Library of Congress’ records for Bloody Sunday, the ABC Television network interrupted a broadcast of a documentary on the Nazi war crimes tribunals to show footage of Alabama police using brute force to block civil rights marchers. As a direct result of the televised footage of the violence that day, public pressure forced the enactment

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Lewis recalled life in segregated Alabama of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. “All things work together for the good because those

images created a movement,” said Dr. Claudia Nelson, assistant professor of political science at Coppin. “When I think of the honor- I think of him in the context of forefathers and foremothers who have gone before us- Ida B. Wells, Mary Church Terrell, ” said Nelson. “I think of him the context of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King. After his speech, Lewis answered questions about his support of same-sex marriage and his reaction to seeing a Black man elected president twice. Dean Ron L. Collins of the school’s honors college applauded Lewis for his “unmatched record of standing tall and being resolute on human rights issues of every variety.” “We honor you for placing your life on the land time and time again,” he said. “Where would this nation be today without a Civil Rights Act? Ponder that thought over dinner, or while enjoying a latte inside a Starbucks.”

November 24, 2012 - November 30, 2012, The Afro-American

America’s Inaugurations – The AFRO Coverage

February 4, 1905 BIRDS OF A FEATHER “Birds of a feather flock together” is an old adage but it still holds as good in these strenuous days as it ever did. Governor Terrell of Georgia has refused permission to the colored troops of his State to participate in the inauguration of President Roosevelt. He has given no good reason why they should not go, but they will not go just the same, with his permission. Governor Vardaman, he of Mississippi, has telegraphed to Terrell that he approved of his action, and praises him for so doing. Well, we rather guess that the inauguration will go on just the same and Mr. Roosevelt will be properly inducted into the office of chief magistrate of this nation for another four years, Vardaman and Terrell to the contrary notwithstanding.

In celebration of the upcoming second inauguration of President Obama, the AFRO, over the next several weeks, will present excerpts of its coverage of U.S. inaugurations which have occurred during the first part of the 20th Century. AFRO readers will, for the first time, be given an on-the-ground historical Black perspective of the majesty of this American celebration along with a realistic picture of how African Americans have celebrated installation of the nation’s presidents while being barred from full participation in one of America’s biggest celebrations. The AFRO’s historic coverage begins this week with the 1905 inauguration of President Teddy Roosevelt.


February 11, 1905 PREPARING FOR THE INAUGURATION Great preparations are being made by the colored citizens in Washington in anticipation of the great throng of visitors to the inaugural ceremonies which are being planned on a scale of magnificence never before attempted. The Inaugural Committee has secured all of the colossal plaster casts of statuary which were such a feature of the St. Louis Exposition, and with them will find the route of their inaugural procession. The whole city will be illuminated at night during inaugural week, and one night will be set aside for a display of fireworks which will excel in splendor anything ever seen before in this country. The colored people in Washington have organized for the occasion and have secured Convention Hall, the largest in the city, where they will receive and entertain the great throng of visitors expected. The several auxiliary chairmen of the local committee on public comfort are authorized to arrange the correspondence for invitations to their reception for all Baltimore people who expect to be in Washington on March 6, to the end that they may attend. The guests are admitted on their invitation, but must be provided with a supper ticket, which can be obtained of Mr. Daniel Murray in Washington, or it will be sent thru the local chairman in advance along with the invitation. Mr. J.L.H. Smith has been selected as the auxiliary chairman in Baltimore with authority to select the additional members, whose duty it shall be to arrange for the accommodation of such colored visitors from this city who may attend the inaugural ceremony. The names of the committee will appear in the next issue of this paper. Those who desire to have their names submitted for invitations or supper tickets can apply to the Chairman or the members of the committee.

BALTIMORE, MARCH 11, 1905 - Inauguration day was a big think. - A little more life in the Suffrage League, gentlemen. - Why was not the First Separate Company allowed to take part in the parade. - The Suffrage League ought to have a representative in the Municipal League. - “Teddy,” having served a very promising probation, Uncle Sam decided to hire him for a full term of four years. - President Roosevelt has begun well. One of his first appointments was an Afro-American and he gets a very good berth too. - Baltimore was well represented at the inauguration by her colored citizens as well as by her white ones.

- If some of our correspondents would write more news and less comment, their letters would often see the light. Brevity is the soul wit.

March 11, 1905 ROOSEVELT INAUGURATED Imposing Ceremonies Attend Installation of New Administration. IMMENSE CROWDS, GREAT ENTHUSIASM The Day was as nearly perfect as could be desired, it being warm ought to render an overcoat unnecessary, and the bright sunshine brought out all the color and beauty of the scene. Features of the President’s Address “No weak national that acts manfully and justly should have cause to fear us; and no strong power should ever be able to single us out as a subject for insolent aggression.” “The conditions which have told for our marvelous material well-being, which have developed to a very high degree our energy,

New York, February 13—President Roosevelt received an enthusiastic welcome at Jersey City on the arrival of his special train from Washington this afternoon. A Crowd that had waited in the ferry-house for an hour joined in cheering with another that had gathered in the Pennsylvania train shed while the President and his party were escorted through the station to the ferry boat, which carried him to West Twenty-third street. With the President were Police Commissioner McAdoo, William D. Murphy, chairman of the reception committee of the Republican Club, and Secretary Loeb. The rest of the presidential party consisted of Mrs. Roosevelt, Secretary and Mrs. Tuft, Mrs. Cowels, Mr. and Mrs. Emien Roosevelt and Dr. Charles Stokes. Both at Jersey City and on the New York side the police precautious were on a somewhat more extensive scale than at any previous visit of the President to this city. The dinner was held in the main banquet hall of the Waldorf-Astoria, and in the number of guests and elaborateness of decorations is believe to have exceeded any function of its character ever held in New York. The President received an ovation when he arose to make his address, which was received with great applause. His speech in part was as follows; In his inaugural, in a speech which will be read as long as the memory of this nation endures, Abraham Lincoln closed by saying: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God give us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; * * * to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” We of today, in dealing with all our fellowcitizens, white and colored, both North and South, should strive to show just the qualities that Lincoln showed—his steadfastness in striving after the right and his infinite patience and forbearance with those who saw that right less clearly than he did his earnest endeavor to do what was best and his readiness to accept the best that was practicable when the ideal best was unattainable; his unceasing effort to cure what was evil, coupled with this refusal to make a bad situation worse by any ill-judged or illtimed effort to make it better. THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH

- It is rumored that Baltimore will likely fall into something good. It is said that Mr. Cummings will not be forgotten. - Why not have a Business Men’s organization? It would be a good thing. We have enough colored men in business to form a good organization.

North and South should unite in striving to show the spirit that Lincoln showed—All good Americans in the North should feel the most earnest friendship for their brethren in the South—Colored men should be education— Attitude of the North toward the Negro not what it should be.

The great Civil War, in which Lincoln towered as the loftiest figure, left us not only a reunited country, but a country which has the proud right to claim as its own the glory won alike by those who wore the blue and those who wore the gray, by those who followed Grant and by those who followed Lee; for both fought with equal bravery and with equal sincerity of conviction; each striving for the light as it was given him to see the light; though it is now

self-reliance and individual initiative have also brought the care and anxiety inseparable from the accumulation of great wealth in industrial centers. Upon the success of our experiment must depends, not only as regards our own welfare, but as regards the welfare of mankind. If we fail, the cause of free self-government throughout the world will rock to its foundations, and therefore our responsibility is heavy, to ourselves, to the world as it is today and to the generations yet unborn.” Washington, D.C. (Special) —Theodore Roosevelt Saturday entered the residency in his own right. The inauguration ceremonies from the ride to the Capitol, where the oath of office was ministered, to the concluding brilliant of the inaugural ball, were characteristic of the man being inducted into office. High color and unexpected contrasts gave brilliant spectacular effect and marked the ceremonies as Mr. Roosevelt’s own. He coined the expression “President in his own right,”


President Theodore Roosevelt riding in the Inauguration Parade.

clear to all that the triumph of the cause of freedom and of the Union was essential tot he welfare of mankind. We are not one people, a people with failings which we must not blink, but a people with great qualities in which we have the right to feel just proud. All good Americans who DN-002195, Chicago Daily News negative collection, Chicago History Museum dwell in the North must, because they are good Americans, feel the most earnest friendship for their Americans can net is that of “all men up” not fellow-countrymen who dwell to the South, a that of “some men down.” If in any community friendship all the greater because it is in the the level of intelligence, morality and thrift South that we find in its most acute phase one among the colored mean can be raised, it is of the gravest problems before our people—the humanly speaking, sure that the level among the problem of so dealing with the man of one color whites will be raised to an even higher degree, as to secure the rights that no one would grudge and it is no less sure that the debasement of the him if he were of another color. blacks will in the end carry with it an attendant debasement of the whites. COLOR PROBLEMS The problem is so to adjust the relations IN THE SOUTH between two races of different ethnic type To solve this problem it is, of course, necessary to educate him to perform the duties, a failure to perform which will render him a curse to himself and to all around him. Most certainly all clear-sighted and generous men in the North appreciate the perplexity and difficulty of this problem, sympathize with the South in the embarrassment of conditions for which she is not alone responsible, feel an honest wish to help her where help is practicable, and have the heartiest respect for those brave and earnest men of the South who, in the face of fearful difficulties, are doing all that man can do for the betterment of white and of black. The attitude of the North toward the Negro is far from what it should be, and there is need that the North also should act in good faith upon the principle of giving to each man what is justly due him, of treating him of his worth as a man, granting him special favors, but denying him no proper opportunity for labor and the reward of labor. But the peculiar circumstances of the South render the problem there far greater and far more acute. EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW Neither I or any other man can say that any given way of approaching that problem will present in our time even an approximately perfect solution, but we can safely say that there can never be such solution at all unless we approach it with the effect to do fair and equal justice among all men; and to demand from them in return just and fair treatment for others. Our efforts should be to secure to each man, whatever his color, equality of opportunity, equality of treatment before the law. As a people striving to shape our actions in accordance with the great law of righteousness we cannot afford to take part in or be indifferent to the oppression or mistreatment of any man who, against crushing disadvantages, has by his own industry, energy, self-respect and perseverance struggled upward to a position which would entitle him to the respect of his fellows, if his skin were of a different hue. Every generous impulse in us revolts at the thought of thrusting down instead of helping up such a man. To deny any man the fair treatment granted to others no better than his is to commit a wrong upon him—a wrong sure to react in the long run upon those guilty of such denial. THE ONLY SAFE PRINCIPLE The only safe principle upon which

as distinguished from the Presidency held by succession, and the impress of individuality was upon the entire day’s proceedings. All anxiety about the weather conditions was relived with the rising of the sun in a clear sky. The day was as nearly perfect as could be desired, it being warm enough to render an overcoat unnecessary, and the bright sunshine bought out all the color and beauty of the scene. The President rode to the Capitol escorted by the men who were associated with his advancement through war to political eminence. At the Capitol he was met by the most distinguished officials of this Government and by the representative of all nations. From the east front of the great legislative building, surrounded by the Senators and Representative in Congress, justices of the Supreme Court, Ambassadors and other representatives of foreign nations, Governors of States and the highest officers of the army and navy, he took the oath of office administered by the Chief Justice and addressed a multitude of

that the rights of neither be abridged nor jeopardized; that the backward race be trained so that it may enter into the possession of true freedom, while the forward race is enabled to preserve unharmed the high civilization wrongth out by its forefathers. The working out of this problem must necessarily be slow; it is not possible in offhand fashion to obtain or to confer the priceless boons of freedom industrial efficiency, political capacity and domestic morality. Nor is it only necessary to train the colored man; it is quite as necessary to train the white man, for on his shoulders rests a well-nigh unparalleled sociological responsibility. THE CHURCH FACTOR It is a problem demanding the best thought the utmost patience, the most earnest effort, the broadest charity, of the statesman, the student, the philanthropist; of the leaders of thought in every department of our national life. The church can be a most important factor in solving it aright. But above all else we need for its successful solution the sober, kindly, steadfast, unselfish performance of the duty by the average place citizen in his everyday dealing with his fellows. FOES TO ONE’S OWN RACE

Every vicious venal or ignorant colored man is an even greater foe to his own race than to the community as a whole. The colored man’s self-respect entitles him to do that share in the political work of the country which is warranted by his individual ability and integrity and the position he has won for himself. But the prime requisite of the race is moral and industrial uplifting. Laziness and shiftlessness, these, and above all, vice and criminality of ever kind, are evils more potent for harm to the black race than all acts of oppression of what men put together. The colored man who fails to condemn crime in another colored man, who fails to cooperate in all lawful ways in bringing colored criminals to justice, is the worst enemy of his own people, as well as an enemy to all the people. Law abiding black men should, for the sale of their race, be foremost in relentless and unceasing warfare against lawbreaking black men. If the standard of private morality and industrial efficiency can be raised high enough among the black race, then its future on this continent is secure. The stability and purity of the home is vital to the welfare of the black race, as it is to the welfare of every race.

cheering citizens, who pressed from as far as the eye could reach and almost trampling upon each other to get within sound of his voice. The President reviewed the grand parade from a beautifully constructed stand in front of the White House, facing the Court of History, the chief d’oeuvre of the feast of beauty, which was the acme of the decorative scheme, occupying the street for about four blocks. The military and the civil and the races over whom the American flag flies were represented in this parade. The climax of splendor was reached at the inaugural ball, which the President opened at 9 o’clock. The magnificent ballroom glowed with light, and the senses were almost overcome with the odor of flowers. The scene was that of a tropical garden, to which the American tropics and the Southland contributed the richest of their flora. When the splendid scene faded away at midnight the most magnificent inaugural of this nation had come to close.


The Afro-American, November 24, 2012 - November 30, 2012


Falling off the Fiscal Cliff Will we jump from the cliff? Congress and the president will determine whether we fall, jump, or back away from the cliff. While I trust they will get together and make the right decision, I think we should be prepared for the worst case scenario. How do we prepare? First of all, learn what the fiscal cliff and its implications are for your personal economy. Too often we put ourselves in a position of having to react By James to things that have taken place Clingman while we were sleep, literally and figuratively. We had better stay awake on this one, folks. In general, the fiscal cliff refers to $7 trillion in tax increases and spending cuts that will take place on Jan.1, 2013. For most of us, it means that we can say, Adios, Sayonara, Cheerio, Ciao, and Goodbye to that increase in take home pay, called the Obama payroll-tax holiday, we have been enjoying for the past year or so. Most workers would see a two percent tax increase instead because the “holiday” was at the expense of the social security tax. The broader impact on the economy would be dire as well. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates it would cut gross domestic product (GDP) by four percentage points in 2013, sending the economy into a recession. It also predicts unemployment would rise to 9 percent with a loss of 2 million jobs. Neither individual workers nor the economy as a whole can absorb that kind of hit. With a little less than two months to prepare, you probably should be doing what the big corporations have been doing for a while now: holding on to your cash. They have also been converting their financial instruments to cash. Have you checked out the stock market for the past few days? If the big boys and girls are scared of falling off the fiscal cliff, what

should our position be? We have heard for the past three years or so that big companies have trillions in cash sitting on the sidelines waiting to see what will happen with the economy. They are refusing to spend, invest or lend that money until they feel comfortable. We are complaining about it but that will not get them to release their money back into the marketplace. We complain; they retain. Our position should mimic theirs. We should not stand in line after Thanksgiving to spend money we don’t have, to buy something we really don’t need. We should put off buying all the stuff we usually buy during this time of the year until we are in better position to do so. Offers of credit cards, layaway plans and other schemes to get money out of your pocket will intensify over the next few days. Watch out! On Jan. 31, 2013, you will find yourself with more month than money if you are not careful. While I sincerely do not believe the boys and girls in Washington will allow us to fall, jump, or be pushed off the fiscal cliff, I do believe that whatever they decide will hurt those at the bottom tier of the economy. Whether it’s a regressive gasoline tax, the elimination of tax deductions such as home mortgage, medical, and contributions, or whether they choose to put an end to cost of living increases for social security recipients, folks at the bottom will be negatively impacted the most. No, it’s not fair. No, it’s not the right thing to do. No, it’s not moral. But, after all, it is always about the money, and you

know who wins that fight. So until Black people learn how to refrain from being the best consumers in the entire world and produce goods and services to a much greater degree than we do now, we had better learn how to respond appropriately to national and international fiscal issues. Keep your money in your pocket, the same way big corps are keeping their cash on the sideline, and hold it until you see what direction this nation will be taken by those in charge of it. You can get that big screen TV, that new car, and that entertainment system later. Believe me, the manufacturers will be waiting for your dollars next year, and as Jay Leno used to say in his Doritos commercial, “[They’ll] make more.” Jim Clingman, founder of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce, writes about economic empowerment for Black people.

We All Must Report Child Abuse Elie Wiesel once wrote “We must always take Adam Rosenberg sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Sadly, as we learned at Penn State University, silence among leaders empowered an alleged child abuser. The Baltimore Child Abuse Center sees more than 900 abused children annually. In 90 percent of these cases the children know their abuser, who is frequently a trusted adult such as family members, neighbors, coaches, and people who we believe will have children’s best interests at heart but sadly do not. Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky shows us that the abuser can be anyone among us. There is a Sandusky in every neighborhood.  The sad lesson worth noting is the failure to help the children who were abused due to the silence of all those who discovered Sandusky’s sexual abuse. There simply is no

excuse that no one did anything to stop Sandusky. Were they all so afraid of being wrong to accuse, or even worse, afraid of the fallout if Sandusky’s crimes were discovered?  Their inaction wasn’t really any different than [German anti-Nazi theologian Martin] Niemoller’s famous quote that “When they [the Nazis] came for the Jews, I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.” Abuse only stops when someone steps in and reports it. When all too many responsible authority figures turned a blind eye to Sandusky’s abuse of a minor in a locker room, the “leadership” of Penn State all failed in their basic ethical responsibilities as human beings. Kids cannot protect themselves alone; adults need to stand up for children and to insist that abuse stops and something gets done about it.  Maryland Family Law states in several sections of its code that a “person … who has reason to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect shall …notify the local department or the appropriate law enforcement agency.” It

doesn’t get clearer than that. And those laws are in addition to the mandatory requirements placed upon health practitioners, police officers, educators and human service workers to report suspected abuse. These laws state that you need to report abuse when it’s suspected. You call 9-1-1 and you call Child Protective Services (410-361-2235). But what good are laws if citizens don’t use them? It’s time we stopped our collective communal inaction. Our leaders urge us to report suspected terrorists; it’s time we report suspected child abusers. Perhaps another quote from Elie Wiesel should explain what we must do as a society: “One person of integrity can make a difference.” It’s time to be that person of integrity and stop the continued abuse of children.   Adam Rosenberg is executive director of the Baltimore Child Abuse Center, which will host free town hall meetings on reporting child abuse at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Y on 33rd St. in Baltimore and Nov. 29 at the JCC in Owings Mills.

Only 25 Percent of Americans with HIV Receive Effective Treatment Twenty one years ago, on Nov. 7, 1991, America Dr. Sam Ho was jolted with the news that basketball legend Magic Johnson had contracted HIV and would immediately retire from the sport. Almost immediately, Johnson began taking the antiretroviral drug AZT, and his health quickly improved.  Just three months later, Johnson returned to basketball to play in the 1992 All Star Game, where his performance earned him the MVP award.  Johnson’s fans and supporters were delighted by his triumphant return. And through Johnson’s experience, mainstream America began to understand that HIV infection was no longer an automatic death sentence, but a largely treatable, chronic condition.  We are fortunate that during the past two decades there has been great progress in the treatment and care of people living with HIV and AIDS.  With early detection and increasingly effective treatments, Johnson’s story is now just one of many


high-profile examples of how people can manage their HIV and live long, productive lives. But while proper treatment for people with HIV has become much more available and effective, only 25 percent of Americans with HIV are receiving it.  At the same time, people born after AIDS first emerged in 1981 are now most at risk of becoming infected with HIV. This sad fact highlights how important awareness and education is as we mark World AIDS Day Dec. 1.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HIV infection rates are increasing for Americans between 13 and 30, and most of the new HIV infections reported in this country involve people under 30.  It is so important to ensure that all people – especially young people – are aware and educated about HIV/AIDS prevention and the availability of effective treatments. Let World AIDS Day remind us that about 56,000 Americans become infected with HIV each year, according to the CDC, and that more than 14,000 Americans with AIDS die each year. The CDC estimates that nearly 1.2 million

Americans are living with HIV, and that about one in five don’t know they have the virus. Regularly testing people of most at risk for HIV – and then providing antiretroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS patients – dramatically reduces the number of new infections.  Preventing HIV is not complicated. If you’re sexually active, get tested. Don’t use IV drugs or share needles. Abstain or practice safer sex. With preventive care, patients and their health care providers can fight and manage this disease and slow its spread.  As was the case with Magic Johnson and other courageous Americans twenty years ago, we can’t allow today’s more effective treatments to make us complacent or ambivalent, or to lessen our resolve to find a cure and an AIDS-free generation.  To learn more or to find a place near you to get tested,   Dr. Sam Ho, M.D., is the chief medical officer for UnitedHealthcare.

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New Book on Thurgood Marshall Details Early Life


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Having endorsements from the widow and namesake of a said. Howard law school administrator who served as special subject you are profiling is the desire of many a biographer. His father, William Marshall, was well-read, bright with counsel to the NAACP, a titan who took an early interest in In Gibson’s case, the kudos came after Marshall’s relatives strong opinions, but had a difficult time maintaining wellMarshall and brought him up to succeed him. The two worked witnessed, firsthand, the care he took in researching the civil paying work. His mother, Norma, was a doting mother who together on the case of Murray v. Pearson, “the first major rights icon’s life. He had spent thousands of  hours poring over was steadfast in her determination for Thurgood, and his older school desegregation victory in the nation,” according to material on Marshall before he even approached the family. brother William Aubrey, called Aubrey, to be well educated. Gibson’s book. Donald G. Murray was a 21-year-old graduate Gibson, a practicing lawyer at the law firm of Shapiro, Sher, The book contains letters written by Marshall’s mother each of Amherst who was denied admittance to the University of Guinot, and Sandler, first met year pleading for her sons to be Maryland law school. Marshall in 1975 as a young lawyer admitted to college despite having “It was a case that historians now regard as the first step on who went to the Supreme Court unpaid bills. She was rewarded when the road to Brown v. Board of Education,” Gibson said. justice’s Falls Church, Va., home Aubrey chose medicine as a career Gibson said he does not plan a sequel. in the  middle of the night seeking and Thurgood reached the highest “This was the book I wanted to do and it is done,” he said. a signature on an emergency order. position in the legal profession years “I will let others tell the rest of the story.” That meeting stoked an interest in after her death. Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Marshall that was the foundation Because his research took place Justice, 413 pages, was published by Prometheus Books. It is for the research that would be over such an extended period of available on and for $16. It will sell published 37 years later as Young time, Gibson was able to speak with at signings and bookstores for $28. Thurgood. sources who are no longer living, like Gibson will speak and sign his book in Baltimore at 7 p.m. After sporadically researching childhood friends and colleagues who on Thurs., Dec. 13 at the Enoch Pratt Library and at 5:30 p.m. Marshall for so many years, provided first-hand information on on Fri., Dec. 14 at Union Baptist Church. He will sign and Gibson grew frustrated with the the events of his life as Marshall rose speak in Washington D.C. at 6 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Thurgood misinformation he saw in other from well-regarded Baltimore lawyer Marshall Center on 12th Street NW. Thurgood Marshall Jr., books. Some described him as to a nationally-known civil rights Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Rep. Elijah Cummings (Dmoody and curmudgeonly, when advocate—all before he turned 30 Md.) and Gibson’s law partner, Ronald Shapiro are expected to Marshall was known for his sense years old. attend the Pratt library event. An ecumenical group of pastors of humor. Some described him as Gibson said his aim was to are scheduled to attend at Union Street. Cecelia Marshall and lacking in intellect when his work present a book that would appeal to Kurt Schmoke, former Baltimore mayor, are scheduled to and the opinions of many of the students and historians alike. An avid attend the D.C. event. great legal minds of the 20th century photographer, he included some 188 call him a talented legal strategist images that contribute significantly to Thoroughgood as a high school student, he and masterful litigator. Some got the story. would later change the spelling on his name to details of his childhood wrong, “If you look at the photos and read others falsely claimed he had grown Thurgood. the cutlines, you can get much of the to loathe his hometown. Most of the book,” he said. books Gibson had seen repeated the same misinformation about Gibson, who grew up and still lives in Baltimore, described Marshall’s early years, when it was included at all. the book as “easily readable,” adding that for “scholars and After hearing him grumble for years, the dean at the historians, there is an extensive collection of footnotes” that University of Maryland law school, Karen Rothenberg, detail Marshall’s research, legal findings on many of his cases suggested that he “write a book that sets the record straight.” and personal correspondence. Young Thurgood is a detail-rich story that unfolds like a novel, with intriguing characters and settings that come to life through the extensive collection of photos. From the image of Thurgood as an infant, to an advertisement for his grandfather’s store for which he posed as a youngster to the images of the lanky, disheveled youth who honed his skills as a litigator by Marshall and Gibson excelling in debate in college, the photos provide an intriguing look inside young Marshall’s life. The story of the man who would make history as the first African American to sit on the Supreme Court begins before he was born with a history lesson worthy of inclusion in a K-12 curriculum. Told against the rich backdrop of Baltimore, Md. and African-American history, Young Thurgood traces not only the life of the famous civil rights lawyer, but the plight and progress of Blacks in Maryland from Reconstruction to a few years before the United States entered World War II. That history, Gibson said, influenced Marshall’s perception Marshall, right, with his mentor and boss at the NAACP, of the world and was the impetus for him to seek a career in Charles Hamilton Houston and Donald Murray, who was the law. He grew up seeing discrimination against Blacks in seeking entry to the University of Maryland law school. everything from employment to the placement of housing restrictions that still influence the level of poverty among Gibson decided, in 2002 at age 60, to respond to that challenge. Blacks in Baltimore today. His parents were interested in Gibson stands next to an announcement for a special “My goal in writing the book was to tell the truth, to point politics and he grew up seeing how local churches, with the mass at St. James in honor of Marshall, who was named out what is correct and to say what was wrong and to correct help of powerful lawyers, like W. Ashbie Hawkins, the first to the Episcopal Church's book of saints in 2009. His feast it,” he said in an interview. Black attorney for the Baltimore NAACP, organized protests is May 17, the day the Brown v. School Board of Topeka, He did not, however, call out other biographers.  Instead, to turn those discriminatory policies around or at least stand up Kan., was handed down. he presented what he knew to be the facts, gleaned from against them. untold hours of interviews with people who knew Marshall The book weaves through Marshall’s early years as a civil or from credible information from Marshall’s writings, litigator and civil rights attorney. It includes his victories and official records, court documents, magazines and newspapers. losses. It delves into his relationships with legal Point of full disclosure: Gibson credits the AFRO-American legends like Charles Hamilton Newspapers with providing some of the best and most thorough Houston, the information on Marshall, from his days on the debating team at Colored High School, later Frederick Douglass, to his time at Lincoln University in southeastern Pennsylvania, where he roomed with James H. Murphy, a descendant of AFRO founder John H. Murphy Sr. His ascension in the legal world was chronicled by AFRO publisher Carl J. Murphy, who, as Gibson noted in his book, took an early interest in Marshall’s career. The tradition of the AFRO reporting on Marshall continued throughout his life. Gibson with Cecila Marshall. The book demonstrates the depth of Gibson’s research. He didn’t just read what others had written and talk to people in the present. He reached back to Marshall’s early years in Old West Baltimore working at his grandfather’s store, to his college days as a member of the debate team and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, where he was once suspended for hazing. Gibson details the struggle Thurgood The AFRO American announces the decision in 1935 had as a young lawyer looking for office space by a Baltimore City judge against the University of in a city that openly discriminated against Maryland for barring a Black student, Donald Gaines Blacks, even those who could personally file suit Murray, from the law school. against them, before settling into offices with the formidable Baltimore attorney Warner T. McGuinn in the old Phoenix Building at 4 East Redwood Street in downtown Baltimore. “Part of my objective was to show, not mainly what Thurgood did, but what he was like,” said Gibson, 70. “Clearly he was the product of his environment both physically and historically and the people around him all described certain traits, like his work habits. I needed to place him in that environment, to describe the events, people and circumstances.” Gibson said acquaintances described Marshall as an industrious and confident boy who loved his family and worked “with almost no break” from elementary school to the end of his life. “He had a part time job from age 7,” Gibson Marshall, Murray and Houston meet in the newsroom Photos courtesy of Larry Gibson Letter from young Marshall to his boss at the NAACP at the AFRO in 1935.


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New Tool For Exploring Your Family’s Histor y (NAPSI)—If you’re like most Americans, you like to feel connected: to the past, to a place and to others. Discovering your family history can be a rewarding way to establish those connections and help uncover who you are and

cousins—going back hundreds of years. Next, you can get to know them, learn where they were born, whom they married, how they made a living, where they lived and how they died. The ability to make

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“Discovering your family history can be a rewarding way to establish connections and help uncover who you are and where you came from.” where you came from. It can start simply by identifying who is in your extended family. You may be able to find the names of your ancestors— grandmothers, uncles,

such connections is getting an unprecedented boost this year with the release of the 1940 U.S. Census. Research shows that 87 percent of Americans alive Continued on B2

How to Prepare for a Cough, Cold or Flu if You Have Diabetes (NewsUSA) - Each year, an average of 200,000 Americans are hospitalized because of flu complications, but people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are three times more likely to face complications that may be fatal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The best step is prevention, and anyone with diabetes should seriously consider getting a flu shot in the fall. But for those who do get sick, it’s important that people with diabetes be prepared. The following sick-day plan is designed to help diabetic patients suffering from a cough, a cold or the flu. • Get plenty of sleep, and even when awake, do resting activities (reading, watching TV, online shopping) as long as you don’t find it stressful. • “Feed a cold, starve a fever” is not advice you should follow. Eat plenty of healthy items that are also easy to digest, like soups, sugar-free Jell-O and fruit juice mixed with water and yogurt. Dehydration will cause your blood sugar to drop, so drink one cup of sugar-free, caffeine-free liquid per hour. • Medicine cabinets must go beyond a glucose meter and thermometer. You should also have ketone-testing supplies and appropriate medications for cold and flu symptoms. “When suffering from a cough, cold or flu, it’s important for people with diabetes to treat their symptoms with medicine that doesn’t have a negative effect on their diabetes,” says Debra Spector, registered dietitian and certified nutritionist. “Most people don’t realize that cough syrups can contain up to 50 percent sugar, and cold and flu medicines Continued on B3

Columbus, Ohio ( — Those who enjoy the spoken word and appreciate fine art, can now look forward to a new, exciting literary artistic journey and adventure as author and artist Lisa M. Cliff presents An Umbrella In Case of Rain: Art and Poetry for the Soul Vol. 1, an amalgam of meaningful poems and creative images. This book is a collection of uplifting art images and poetry meant to inspire the mind and stir the soul. Each warm and colorful image is coupled with a companion poem adding richness to the visual experience. Heartfelt poetry and art infused with positive energy that encourages readers to dare to dream big and live life out loud. “No longer taking life by chance, no longer a victim of circumstance,” says the poet. She asks the reader to assume control of their own destiny by listening to and trusting in their own intuition, as well as encouraging the reader to follow one’s dreams by walking by faith, not by sight. Cliff, a former 20-year executive of one of the top southern food brands, Glory Foods, offers An Umbrella

in Case of Rain as an inspirational example of truly taking a leap of faith, offering pearls of wisdom on navigating life’s rough terrain. She encourages other women, while pursuing the corporate fast track, to remember the importance of also nourishing one’s creative side, through writing, painting, performing or doing whatever makes the heart sing. Cliff says “that achieving real success” means to find the balance between work, life, family and creative self expression.” Filled with inspiration and wonderful insight, this book will take readers on a memorable lyrical ride - an amazing poetic adventure they will cherish. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to An Umbrella In Case of Rain: Art and Poetry for the Soul Vol. 1 by Lisa M. Cliff Full color picture book; soft cover $29.99 - 58 pages; 978-1-4653-7006-8 Picture book hardcover; $39.99 - 58 pages; 978-14653-7007-5

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eReading 101: Five Reasons Why Anyone Can Do It (NewsUSA) - Just a few short years ago, eReading was for tech-savvy people. Now, it’s made its way into mainstream culture with big box retailers and independent bookshops offering a selection of digital books and eReaders. Are you still teetering on the edge? We

break down the benefits below.

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If you love reading, you know how cumbersome it can be to carry books on your commute or on a vacation. One of the biggest benefits of creating a digital library

is that you can carry your entire collection with you. eReaders like the Kobo Glo house up to a thousand books, are comfortable to hold and offer a front light to read anytime -- day or night.

read on an eReader, tablet, smartphone or computer, free eReading software lets you access your books whenever you want.

Avid readers everywhere love discussing their favorite characters, and if you’re one of those people, a virtual book club might be the thing for you. eReading apps like those from Kobo give you ways to connect with other readers through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. There are even ways to share your thoughts and favorite quotes directly within the eBook you’re reading.

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Howard Scientist Seeks Patients for Alzheimer’s Research By AFRO Staff The chief of Howard University Hospital’s geriatrics department is looking for participants for investigational studies of drugs and treatment to control Alzheimer’s disease. The disease, which irreversibly eradicates memory, is the target of Dr. Thomas Obisesan, chief of the Division of Geriatrics at Howard University Hospital. He is overseeing research of ways of controlling Dr. Obisesan or reversing the and a patient insidious disease that claims a new victim every 70 seconds in America and is said by health researchers to cause 75 percent of all memory loss in adults. Treating it triples health care costs for Americans 65 and older and costs the nation more than $148 billion each year. Obisesan, in a $2 million, two-year National Institutes of Health program, is looking into whether memory loss could be reversed, or at the least slowed by something as simple as jogging, swimming, riding a bicycle or a daily walk in the local shopping mall.

He is seeking patients who may be experiencing early signs of Alzheimer’s to participate in his study, according to university officials. Obisesan developed his hypothesis after evaluating data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. After studying statistics for thousands of elderly adults, Obisesan found “very significant” evidence that those who involved aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, swimming, dancing or bicycling had better memories than those who didn’t. The evidence was so significant that Obisesan was invited in 2011 to present his findings at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease in before more than 10,000 medical professionals gathered in Vienna, Austria. And the rest of the medical community? “Everybody is on the edge of their seats to find out what will be the results,” he said. Obisesan can be reached at 202- 8657895.

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eReaders such as the Amazon Kindle have exploded in popularity in recent years.

A bookstore in your hands If your

local bookstore is closed, or if you’d just rather stay indoors on a rainy day, online bookstores give you instant access to millions of books that you can download directly to your eReader or other favorite device. Many titles are even free.

Borrow eBooks from the library Most people think that you can only buy books to read on your eReader, but that’s not the case. You can also borrow eBooks from your local library -- right from the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re a bookworm or a casual reader, the benefits of eReading are vast, and with all of the new options available, there is entertaining content and an eReader for everyone. Check out websites like to find out what works best for you.

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today should be able to find a relative in the 1940 Census. That’s almost 275 million people who have a connection to these records. This is the census of The Greatest Generation. It showed 16 million American men and women safe at home on the brink of joining the deadliest war in human history. For the more than 400,000 who never returned from World War II, it’s the last census to record their names. The census tells the story of a country grappling with the greatest economic hardship it had ever known, something many find particularly relevant today, as the country starts to emerge from its current economic troubles. Because modern technology lets you access the census at home as

never before, Tim Sullivan, the president and CEO of, the world’s largest online family history resource, says his company has made the 1940 Census free to search at Millions of people can literally sit down with neighbors, friends or relatives who were actually there in 1940, find the census page with their name on it, and get them talking. You’ll find an address for their home, names of family and neighbors. You’ll see the highest grade they had completed in school and the family’s yearly income in 1939. While they talk, you may get to know them better and get a better understanding of that place in time. You may even get to know a little more about yourself and how you fit

into the larger arc of your family’s history and the world’s. For example, Sharon Harris had only been looking at the 1940 Census for a brief time on before she came across a record of her uncle. She couldn’t believe her luck: Not only had she found him quickly, but he was married to someone she didn’t recognize. This short search into the new census has already given her a clue to an aunt that Harris never knew about. Next on her list for discovery is her family’s biggest mystery: her great grandfather’s disappearance in the 1930s. It could help you understand—and share with your family—the essential human question of who you are and where you came from.

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Understanding Neuroendocrine Tumors: Key Things You Should Know About NETs (NAPSI)—Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day (WNCAD), Nov. 10, was established in 2010 by patient advocacy groups from around the world to increase understanding of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), an uncommon and frequently misdiagnosed type of cancer, to honor those affected by the disease and to recognize advancements made in the management of NETs. To help raise awareness and increase understanding of this cancer, Grace Goldstein, patient advocate and chief operating officer of the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, and Al Benson, a professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology/ Oncology at the Feinberg School of Medicine and associate director for Clinical Investigations at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, discuss key things to know about NETs. Q: What are Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs)? Dr. Benson: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are an uncommon type of cancer that can develop throughout the body, most commonly in

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the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and lungs. Signs and symptoms of NETs can vary depending on the type, size and location of the tumor. Unfortunately, many types of NETs will not cause any symptoms or may cause nonspecific symptoms which are often confused with other conditions. For example, some symptoms of NETs include abdominal pain, flushing, and diarrhea, which can be misdiagnosed as ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome or other gastrointestinal conditions. Because of the absence of symptoms or vague symptoms associated with NETs, the cancer is difficult to detect and the estimated time to diagnosis is five to seven years, during which a patient may have seen several doctors

before arriving at the appropriate specialist. For this reason, NET patients are often diagnosed at an advanced stage when the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body. Q: Who is affected by NET? Grace: According to the latest statistics, there are somewhat more than five cases of NETs reported each year per 100,000 people. However, the incidence of NETs is increasing dramatically, having more than quadrupled in the past 30 years. People with a family history of cancer, women and those with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing a NET. Q: How can people with NETs manage their condition?

Dr. Benson: The first step in managing NETs is receiving an accurate diagnosis from a physician as early as possible. Thanks to advances in research, doctors now have a deeper understanding of NETs and more resources are available to help people with NETs better manage the disease after they’ve been diagnosed. Currently, there are numerous therapeutic options available for patients with NETs including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and medical therapies. It is also important that people with NETs see a multidisciplinary team, including oncology specialists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists, interventional radiologists, surgeons and

nurses, to help manage all aspects of their condition. Q: Are there resources available for people living with NETs? How can I provide support to the NET community? Grace: Having access to support services is vital to families affected by NETs, as living with an uncommon type of cancer can take an emotional toll on both patients and their caregivers. Also important is ensuring patients have access to educational information so they are well-informed and can advocate for their care. Organizations, such as the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, www.carcinoid. org, and programs like the NET Alliance, provide patients and caregivers with resources, including access to full-time advocates

available by telephone and email and comprehensive websites which provide free publications and videos designed to educate and provide patients with support. Posting online resources, such as www. and, on Twitter and Facebook, can help to raise critical awareness of the disease. For more information on NET, visit www. Initiated by Novartis Oncology, the NET Alliance is a program that strives to increase disease awareness and understanding, improve NET diagnosis and monitoring, support the development of new NET management techniques and foster patient-focused activities.

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Deacon Gardner Dr. A.C.D. Vaughn

Rev. Dr. Susan Spears

L-R: Aaron Dorsey, London Diggs, Laura Fox, Caleel Fox, Dr. ACD Vaughn, Crystal Fox, Destiny Holmes, Malcolm Lanier, and Marrissa Lanier. Top row standing: Kitchen Staff and organizers of 55th Celebration Mr. and Mrs. Victor March

Rev. Cleveland Mason

Rev. Willie Chambers

Rev. Mark Wainwright

When the Rev. Dr. A.C.D. Vaughn showed up for his regularly scheduled Saturday afternoon Bible Study class, Nov. 10, at Sharon Baptist Church in Baltimore, he was pleasantly surprised. In addition to the usual gathering, family members, friends and clergy from around the area showed up to honor his 55 years in ministry. The crowd included folks from his former ministries, from Promised Land Baptist Church, Moneta, Va. and Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Baltimore. The former president of the Hampton Ministers’ Conference, the largest interdenominational gathering of preachers in the country, he’s the current chair of the board and cofounder of the Determined Biblical and Theological Institute at New Shiloh Baptist Church. Photos by J.D. Howard

Gloria Thompson

Pastor John Hancock

Prayer by Dr. Carter

Rev. Errol Gilliard

Vocalist Gretchen Starks

Rev. Mark Wainwright, Pastor Johnson, Dr. ACD Vaughn and Rev. Lynette Vaughn

Dr. Samuel L. Ross, Mrs. Ross and Barry Williams Eddie and Sylvia Brown

Honoree, Dr. Samuel L. Ross (CEO, Bon Secours Hosp.) Samuel Torrence (Ch. R. F. Lewis Dist.), Davon Arrington,Jerias Eason, Demetrius Nelson, Emmanuel Malik, and Christopher Griggs (Troop #4412)

Troop # 89 Color Guard

On Nov. 13, the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America hosted the Whitney Young Jr. Service Award banquet at the Radisson at Cross Keys. Robin Grogan and The event honored Dr. son, Emmanuel Samuel Ross, CEO of Bon Secours Baltimore Health System and Marty Azola, president of Azola & Associates. The honorees were feted in recognition of their contributions towards providing scouting opportunities for youth from various backgrounds.

Emmanuel Grogan, Troop # 89

Neil Muldrow Honoree, Martin P. Azola

Photos by Anderson Ward

Christopher Griggs leads the Scout Oath

Joe Spellman (Field Dir., Balto. Area Council) and Rev., Dr. Paris J. Evans (Ch. Pres. NAN)

Honorees, Executives and Boy Scout Troop # 89


The Afro-American, November 24, 2012 - November 30, 2012


COGIC Re-Elects Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. as Leader During the 105th Holy Convocation, in St. Louis, the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) has once again chosen Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. as its Presiding Bishop. The General Assembly, the Legislative Body of the Church of God in Christ, has overwhelmingly reelected Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. to the office of presiding bishop and leader of the church’s executive branch. Bishop Blake is responsible Bishop Charles E. for the day-to-day operation of the Blake Sr. nearly 6.5 million-member church. “I am humbled and delighted to be chosen to continue to lead one of the greatest churches in the world,” Blake said in a statement. “The Church of God in Christ is a beacon of hope and love. I want to thank the church for the opportunity to serve as presiding bishop for another quadrennial.” The general board is the board of directors of the denomination and governs the church between meetings of the General Assembly. The general board consists of twelve members including the Presiding Bishop. The 2012 General Assembly delegates also elected four new members to the General Board, with seven returning incumbents.

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November 24, 2012 - November 30, 2012, The Afro-American



Civil War Drama Reveals Lincoln’s Team of Rivals and reuniting the country by ending the Civil War. The movie was directed by Steven Spielberg, and bears many of the legendary At the beginning of his presidency, director’s trademark visual effects like Abraham Lincoln invited three of his blowing curtains and light flares. political opponents to join his Cabinet The production is first rate in terms of to form a so-called “Team of Rivals” cast, from Daniel Day-Lewis in the title with the hope of preserving the Union. role to a stellar supporting ensemble which But the challenges proved to be includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy insurmountable as the Southern states Lee Jones, Sally Field, James Spader, seceded anyway, leading to the outbreak David Strathairn, Gloria Reuben, S. Epatha of the Civil War. Merkerson, Hal Holbrook, Tim Blake By late 1864, much blood had been Nelson, John Hawkes, Jackie Earl Haley spilled and the sides seemed as bitterly and Bruce McGill. Nor did Spielberg scrimp divided as they had been at the start of when it came to costuming or set design, the conflict. Even holding the contending which means the film feels authentic and factions inside the surviving coalition never hits a false note plotwise. together came courtesy of compromise, The picture basically revolves around Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham which explains why the Emancipation Lincoln’s twisting elbows to get the twoLincoln in a scene from Lincoln Proclamation freed the Confederacy’s thirds vote in Congress necessary to pass the slaves but none in any of the Union’s 13th amendment to the Constitution ending four, remaining slave states. slavery. This means most of the movie Based on Harvard historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s 944focuses on his exercising his powers of persuasion, promising page opus Team of Rivals, Lincoln telescopes tightly on the last (sometimes with his fingers crossed) whatever it takes to induce five months of the Great Emancipator’s life, a period during reluctant fellow Republicans and adversaries from across the which he was desperately devoted to both abolishing slavery aisle to support his historic measure. Lincoln Film Review by Kam Williams

“When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics….” –Dr. Martin Luther King On election night, the forty-seven per-centers crowded into M&T Bank Stadium after weeks of campaigning, waiting in breathless anticipation for the results of their efforts in moving forward with President Barack Obama. I felt like “busting loose” it was 2008 all-over again, a day of thanksgivings and I was in a state of gratitude. “Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, said the clock against the wall and with every beat of that minute hand that goes around, just like a clock bringing to wake the sleepy soul….” –Justine Baby Washington It seemed like “forever” before California’s numbers started to roll across the TV screens and “just like magic” “it’s all over now”, we were “twisting & shouting.” We had been lost in time “waiting to exhale” when a loud whoosh escaped from us and everyone started breathing again as TV cameras rolled and people snapped pictures capturing the raw emotions at M&T. “There’s a party going on right here a celebration to last throughout the years. So bring your good times and your laughter, too, we’re gonna celebrate your party with you.” –Kool and the Gang

This was a “function at the junction” as hundreds like Anthony Jones, Glennard Middleton, Delegate Nathaniel Oaks, Rev. Hathaway, Charles Faison, Robert Forrester, Jerome Stephens, Ben Brooks, Debbie Allen, Jim Coleman, Nykidra Robinson, Senator JonesRodwell, Eric Bryant, Zach McDaniels, Congressman Elijah Cummings and Marty Glaze started celebrating into “the wee small hours of the morning” waiting for the final results. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” The people at Soundstage were exultant over the victory of history making Question 6. “The sound of music” drifting onto Lombard Street as people arrived for the celebration was magical. Calm fell over the crowd when the President gave his acceptance speech, “I don’t know about tomorrow, I just live from day to day. I don’t borrow from its sunshine for its skies may turn to gray. I don’t worry o’er the future, for I know what Jesus said, and today I’ll walk beside Him, for He knows what is ahead.” –Ira Forest Stanphill Kudos to committed volunteers Larry Gibson, Anthony Jones, Veris Lee, Alice Torrente, Wanda Watts, Debbie Allen and Sandra Wilson at Senator Cardin’s headquarters and others who travelled to Pennsylvania and Virginia. Congratulations on a job well. “I get lifted” when I received phone calls from friends like Barbara Bentley,

Edi Green, Dee Wright and so many more who are in a season of gratitude. “Touch me in the morning” “I must be dreaming” but after months of campaigning, making phone calls and praying, the 47% had spoken. “I’m running low, Lord I’m running trying to make a hundred trying to make a hundred, Lord I’m running trying to make a hundred, ninety-nine and a half just won’t do.” The death of Levenia Lee Fitzpatrick’s mother Rosie Smalls at 98 years brought back memories of the time I saw Rosie on Mother’s Day. I had been thinking about Rosie, so I made a surprise visit to her Woodstock home. She said ‘it’s about time you came to see me.’ I said Rosie I’ve been asking about you she said, “asking and doing ain’t the same it’s like being thirsty with a teaspoon of water; don’t mean nothing if you don’t use it. That was my Rosie, a spry woman with a quick mind she kept me laughing as we watched 60 Minutes together. Rosie had lost her eyesight but she still enjoyed her favorite shows. We talked about President Obama, “the good old days” when we played cards and Rosie would cheat, she would laugh and say “just want to see if you paying attention” and we talked about her birthday junkets to the casinos. “Drink deeply. Live in serenity and joy.” –Buddha As twilight drifted into her bedroom, the last thing we talked about was Rosie

turning 100. She said Val I’ll be 100 in next year and Lee is chartering a plane for all of us to go to Vegas. “Make yourself familiar with the angels and behold them frequently in spirit for without being seen they are present with you” –St. Francis de Sales Rosie would ask her grandson Rod how long before she’d be 100 and he would patiently say a few months Rosie. Rosie died 13 months short of 100 but in living, thriving to reach 100 Rosie lived a purposedriven life in her final days. The sign in Rosie’s front yard read, “so long Rosie we’ll see you on the other side.” I say to Rosie: See you in Vegas. “It’s lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.” –Ellen Glasgow The newest painting in ArtworkbyAmbre’s gallery is a tribute by artist granddaughter Ambre Anderson to her grandfather Solomon Henson in honor of his 90th birthday. It’s your birthday! Happy birthday to Ora Leach, Rosa Pryor, Albert Queen, John Wood, Dee Tarter, Gwen “Dee” –Wright and Guy Bosworth George Morris and family hosted a 90th birthday party for mom Etta Burnett of New York in Baltimore, the centerpoint for relatives living out of state. “Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy

The President is helped in this regard by his secretary of state, William Seward (Strathairn) who, in turn, enlists the assistance of Congressmen Bilbo (Spader), Latham (Hawkes) and Schell (Nelson). And already counted on for their votes are longtime liberals like Thaddeus Stevens (Jones) and James Ashley (David Costabile). This flick doesn’t feature any epic battle scenes or even Lincoln’s assassination, but simply lots and lots of talk scenes. The conversation-driven docudrama winds what passes for tension around the fait accompli of whether or not the president’s bill will pass. While watching talking heads exchanging dialogue borrowed from Team of Rivals might delight history buffs, it’s unfortunately likely to test the patience of kids without a 2½ hour attention span unless it involves action and special f/x. Is it still worth the investment? Yes, but not if you’re expecting anything more than a poignant portrait of Lincoln’s last days, time spent as a marked man making his appointed rounds en route to his rendezvous with destiny. Very Good (HHH) Rated PG-13 for gruesome images, brief profanity, ethnic slurs and an intense scene of war violence. Running time: 149 minutes Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures

faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed Thy hand hath provided; great is Thy

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Commander Motivates with High Expectations and Can-Do Attitude By Edgar Brookins Special to the AFRO

Col. Fern O. Sumpter

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The office of Col. Fern O. Sumpter, the new commander of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH), includes her Wall of Fame and on that wall, she has positioned a large, framed poster entitled “So You Want a Command?” The poster lists 21 questions pertinent to anyone interested in doing a job similar to hers. Sumpter has used the answers to those questions to help define who she is as a commander. The questions were first posed by General Bruce C. Clark, the veteran Army commander whose career spanned World War II to the Berlin crisis of the 1960s, and define her style of leadership. In an interview, Sumpter was enthusiastic about commanding JBM—HH and excited about the diversity of the military installation. “JBM-HH is clearly the best joint base worldwide, the rest of the world just doesn’t

see it yet!” Sumpter said, demonstrating the can-do attitude that defines her command philosophy. In a recent workforce town hall meeting, Sumpter emphasized her expectations for the command, according to an article written by Courtney Dock in the Pentagram newspaper. She stated as goals “making force protection

the younger soldiers who are in her command. She feels these two elements are essential to fostering a positive, glass half-full attitude among those on the JBM-HH team. Teamwork is a key, she said. An important aspect of JBM-HH is the combination of Army and Marine Corps in one place. “There is a certain sensitivity and

“JBM-HH is clearly the best joint base worldwide, the rest of the world just doesn’t see it yet!” —Sumpter a priority, establishing mentorships, solving problems as a team and staying trained and ready for any mission.” Sumpter said another priority is “strengthening community ties and partnerships.” One of the commander’s main areas of focus is serving as a mentor and role model for

appreciation of each service’s military culture that is on the plate at all times down to and including the budget breakout,” she said. Sumpter said she also believes in balancing home and work. “The home team has to be equally engaged in the decision making process” she said.

November 24, 2012 - November 30, 2012, The Afro-American



Morgan State Drops Season Finale to Hampton by Leonard Haynes IV Special to the AFRO The Morgan State University (MSU) Bears came close to winning a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title this year, but head coach Donald Hill-Eley will enter the offseason knowing his team failed to attain a winning record after the Bears fell, 42-18, to Hampton University on Nov. 17. The loss knocked Morgan State down to 5-6 overall record, and 4-4 in the MEAC, marking the second consecutive year Morgan State has finished below .500 and the sixth time in the past 10 years. The Bears trailed 7-3 at halftime, but were decimated in the

third quarter for the third game in a row. Hampton outscored the Bears 14-0 in the third quarter behind the play of backup quarterback Travis Champion, who threw a pair of touchdowns, including a 33-yard strike to senior Taurean Durham to give the Pirates a 21-3 lead. Hampton’s freshmen quarterback duo of Travis Champion and Bradford Hudson were solid. Champion completed 13-of-17 passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns, while Hudson was 6-of-13 for 59 yards and one touchdown.

Baltimore’s Dunbar Claims Fifth Straight Shutout; Rolls Past Forest Park By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor Can anyone score against the Dunbar Poets? For the fifth consecutive game, Baltimore City’s reigning champions shut out their opponents, as Forest Park fell 49-0 in the second round of the Maryland regional playoffs tournament on Nov. 16 in Baltimore, Md. The Poets’ string of shutouts started on Oct. 19 with a victory over Poly, 28-0. Dunbar then went on to shut out Carver Vo-Tech, 64-0,

and defeat Patterson, 12-0. Dunbar extended their shutout streak into the Maryland state high school playoffs with a 51-0 beat down of Forestville Academy in their first round matchup on Nov. 9. “We’re really focused in on playing to our best ability,” said Dunbar quarterback William Crest. As they did against Forestville, Dunbar leapt out to an early lead against Forest Park, scoring both on the ground and through the air. The Poets rapidly poured on the points, but as usual

their suffocating defense overwhelmed their opponents. Dunbar’s secondary, led by junior cornerback Dominic Miller, has ruined opposing quarterbacks, intercepting passes left and right. “Defense wins championships,” said Dunbar head coach Lawrence Smith. “As long as we keep the pressure up, we’ll reach our championship goals real soon.” Dunbar (11-1 overall) advanced to the third round of the playoffs, and will take on Brunswick High School (8-4) of Brunswick, Md. on Nov. 23.


Who’s the Best Team in the NBA So Far? by Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk A quick look around the NBA reveals a number of strong records and contending teams. Basketball is bubbling with a slew of highpowered squads and several 7-1 and 6-2 records. But who’s the best team in the NBA? Is it the surprise New York Knicks, or the steady San Antonio Spurs? Maybe it’s the defending champion Miami Heat, or last year’s runner up, the Oklahoma City Thunder. The NBA season is just getting started, but the debates have been going since the summer. Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sports Desk try to identify the hottest team on the hardwood. Riley: My money is on the Los Angeles Clippers. It’s easy to pick the best record and go from there—or simply pick the Miami Heat—but I’m going for the team playing the best ball, and that’s the Clip Show. From top to bottom, this team is loaded. They have stars in Chris Paul and Blake Griffin and a big man in DeAndre Jordan who might be the most athletic center in the league. Their wing depth is strong with Caron Butler, Chauncey Billups and Eric Bledsoe, and combo guard Jamal Crawford is playing like the top acquisition of the offseason. When you add in combo front man Lamar Odom, this team is deep, strong, athletic and simply the best in the business. Green: The Clippers are strong but the Knicks have all the intangibles. A strong home court and a slew of guards sew up New York’s claim to fame. Carmelo Anthony is one of the best scorers in the league, if not the best, and this team still has some top players on the injured/reserve list. Once Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert return, you’re talking about impact scoring and air-tight defense on the wing from Shumpert. New York has two steady guards with Raymond Felton and the running legend Jason Kidd, who I would say was the top acquisition, not Crawford. They have three-point shooters in abundance between J.R. Smith and Steve Novak. New York is already one of the league’s top teams now, so imagine them at full strength—scary. Riley: Now granted, Los Angeles doesn’t

play the type of defense that New York does, but that’ll come in time. They’re still a young team who are still coming together after the major additions of Odom and Crawford. Keep in mind that Billups missed much of last year with an injury, so the team chemistry isn’t all the way there yet—but it’s getting close. Their backups are good enough to beat you by themselves, as they just did to Miami. But never underestimate the power of a premier point guard. Paul alone gives the Clippers the edge over the Knicks, in my opinion. He’s the best lead man in the business right now and Los Angeles is reaping the benefits. Green: A top-flight point guard will take you places, but recent history shows you don’t need one to be in the Finals. What you do need, however, is someone at the forward position who is impossible cover, like Anthony. Last year it was Durant and James that piloted their teams to the Finals. And in recent years, the likes of Paul Pierce, Dirk Nowitzski and Kobe Bryant have made appearances. Point guards are important in this league, but if you have a guy like Anthony, that’s when you have a real edge. Riley: Butler is serviceable, but the way Crawford is playing right now is literally lights out. He’s connecting from deep and has a killer one-on-one move. Los Angeles has it all, and the more teams they run out of the building like they did Miami, the more I believe they’re the best team. Green: We still have yet to see New York at full strength, so until we do I think it’s silly to even try to dismiss them, especially since they were the last undefeated team in the NBA. Stoudemire is an All-Star talent and Shumpert was a premier defender in his rookie year before getting hurt. If these two return to form, then it could be lights out for the rest of the league. We’ve seen the Clippers peak already, but we have yet to even see New York with their full roster on the floor. What we have seen so far is a Knicks squad that has only lost once—and then only to an impressive Memphis Grizzles squad, who I could argue is a better Western Conference title contender than your Clippers. The Knicks are back, baby—consider the NBA on full notice!

“Offensively we moved the ball but we made too many crazy mistakes,” Hill-Eley said. “During the first half we really didn’t have any offense. We had a couple of scores that we left out on the field. We got down in the red-zone and threw an interception and we got in the red zone and jumped offside. We settled down in the second half and got some plays going, but you have to win as a team. Once we picked up on offense in the second half, then the defense dropped off. We just didn’t get a collective effort today.” MSU posted 311 total yards on offense, while the Pirates finished with 405. “With all the injuries that we’ve had this season, from both tailbacks going down, to our center going down to playing a freshman center, freshman quarterback and freshman tailback—I’m just glad those kids stepped up to the challenge, because it could’ve been a lot worse,” Hill-Eley said.


The Afro-American, November 24, 2012 - November 30, 2012

Clock Winding Down for Wilmington Ten Pardons

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The Wilmington 10 in 1976 at a press conference at First Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C. By Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA from the Wilmington Journal WILMINGTON, N.C. [NNPA] – Now that the 2012 presidential election is history, supporters of pardons of innocence for the Wilmington Ten are increasing their efforts to build more overwhelming public support for the cause before North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue leaves office on Dec. 31. Sources say there is opposition to the proposed pardons, primarily from former law enforcement and state officials who still believe – despite no evidence proving that the Wilmington Ten had anything to do with the 1971 firebombing of a Whiteowned grocery store, or sniper shots at responding firemen – that they are guilty. The legal petition to pardon all ten – nine African American males of false conspiracy charges they were convicted of in 1972, has been pending in Gov. Perdue’s Executive Clemency office since last May. Perdue, a Democrat, is expected to make her decision in December before she steps down. Churches, fraternities, sororities, community and civic organizations in North Carolina and beyond are being asked to support the cause by sending letters to Gov. Perdue, or signing the online petition. Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP president/CEO, has agreed to send out a mass email nationwide to all NAACP members asking them to sign a special online petition that will be delivered to the North Carolina governor the first week in December. The national NAACP board of directors unanimously passed a resolution last May supporting the Wilmington Ten pardon effort, and the state NAACP will be calling a special press conference Nov. 27 in Raleigh to urge Gov. Perdue to grant the pardons. Thousands of signatures in hard copy and online petitions have been collected, but organizers with the Wilmington Ten

Pardons of Innocence Project, an outreach effort the National Newspaper Publishers Association adopted in 2011, say that still many more are needed by December 1. The next two weeks are critical, they say, toward garnering more petition signatures and letters of support in order to document widespread sentiment across the state and nation that the false prosecutions 40 years ago was wrong, and the state needs to correct it. Add to that the most recent and explosive revelation that James “Jay” Stroud, the state prosecutor who had the Wilmington Ten falsely convicted and sentenced to 282 years in prison collectively, not only sought to control jury selection in the first June 1972 trial to include “KKK” and “Uncle Tom” types, but also, documented evidence from his own handwritten notes now show, succeeded in having that first trial aborted because it had a jury of 10 Blacks and two Whites. The second trial, in September 1972, had a Pender County jury of 10 Whites and two Blacks, in addition to a judge that history shows was more favorable to the prosecution. “The prosecutor’s notes are clear and convincing evidence that race was not just a factor in his selection of the 10 Whites and two Blacks on the Pender jury that convicted the Wilmington Ten,” veteran civil rights attorney Al McSurely says. “Race was the only factor. Forty years later, we know his real motives. I believe when the governor studies this evidence, she will do the right thing and sign the pardons.” He added, “I can barely contain my outrage at the blatant racism of an officer of the court.” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill law Professor Gene Nichol agreed. “It is crucial that North Carolina act to admit and concede such a potent and defining abuse of power,” Nichol said. “To allow public servants to behave in such a fashion, without remedy, is literally intolerable.” Attorneys for the Wilmington Ten pardons effort met with

Gov. Perdue’s clemency staff several weeks ago, presenting their case, based on the December 1980 U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which overturned all 10 of the convictions, based on prosecutorial misconduct, and the fact that not only was exculpatory evidence hidden by the prosecutor, but three witnesses for the state admitted they were enticed to perjure themselves in testimony. However, the state of North Carolina, in the 32 years since, has refused to grant pardons of innocence to the Wilmington Ten, thus maintaining their false felony convictions. In the six months since the pardons effort campaign publicly kicked off, support has come from North Carolina congressmen G. K. Butterfield, David Price and Brad Miller; the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus and state Rep. Deborah Ross of Raleigh. The 2012 North Carolina Democratic Party platform also adopted a plank supporting the Wilmington Ten pardon effort last summer. In terms of grassroots support, the North Carolina NAACP has led the way, and most recently, the North Carolina chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) has issued a resolution. In each case, supporters have said that Gov. Perdue, given her progressive record of advocacy to stop racially biased death penalty sentences, her push for reparations to the victims of North Carolina’s old forced sterilization program and her veto of the Republican legislature’s voter ID bill is well positioned before she leaves office to add to her progressive legacy pardons of innocence for the Wilmington Ten. To sign the Change.Org online petition asking Gov. Beverly Perdue to grant pardons of innocence for the Wilmington Ten, please go to

My Take

A Lesson Before Sunday School

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery Special to the AFRO              The lady in the fancy pink suit and fancy blue top hat trimmed in pink caught my attention as she entered the fellowship hall where I was enjoying a pre-Sunday School breakfast with my grandparents at Tenth Street Baptist Church. The lady’s smile was bright, her presence as luminous as sunshine. I kept my eye on her as I nibbled on a biscuit stuffed with scrambled eggs and sipped from a cup of

brew. Age had clearly bent her spine, but it seemed to me that it had also strengthened her spirit. She seemed extraordinarily graceful. I enjoyed her presence without saying a word, until I overheard her conversation with a much younger woman delivering her meal.  “I’m sorry I didn’t call you back Wednesday. I was working, and figured if I didn’t call you, you’d understand that I must have gotten busy,” I overheard the senior sister explain. The younger woman smiled, offered an easy pardon, and was on her way.  “Excuse me,” I said to the senior sister, unable to quietly admire her any longer. “Where do you work? I couldn’t help overhearing you.”   “I work three days a week at Sid’s Tax Service,” she said, smiling proudly. “I call people and let them know when their money’s in. I enjoy meeting people there,” she added. “Everybody looks at me like ‘what are you doing still working?’ I look at them like, ‘I’m not a person to sit home and look at

TV. I’ve got to keep moving’.” “May I ask your age?” I said, balancing respect and awe.  She’s 89. Her name is Doris Davis, she told me. She retired from the Small Business Administration in 1969 (not long after I was born!). She retired as a statistical assistant, she said. Ms. Davenport seemed to me a living lesson in endurance. By

church family for a Sunday School celebration after the sermon, and then went on her way. I called her later for more details of her work history, as I am in prayer and meditation regarding my own career, which is in some sort of transition I don’t understand.  I saw in her evidence of God’s promise that things do work out.  She retired from her first career, and went on

“By the time I was invited to sit in on Sunday School at the church, I felt like God had already given me a personal lesson for the day: Keep on keeping on.” the time I was invited to sit in on Sunday School at the church, I felt like God had already given me a personal lesson for the day: Keep on keeping on. I watched Ms. Davenport throughout the day, admiring her easy and constant smile and her comfort with the small children in the church. She joined her

to enjoy another one. She is still happily working well into her golden years. I love it! After retiring from federal government, she went to work for H&R Block.  She retired from that job when the commute became too much. Soon after her second retirement, she was recommended for a job opening at the tax office,

where she had been taking her taxes for years. They hired her full-time, but she later requested part-time hours, feeling herself aging. “I was getting up in the years. So, I went part-time,” she explained when I called her a week later for more details. She actually works three days a week only during the tax season now. She works one day a week off-season. But on her off days she’s likely to join an activity at Tenth Street Baptist Church, where she has been a member since 1975.   She asked why I seemed so fixated on her, and I tried my best to explain that I found her presence extraordinary, and further admired her style. The lady is quite fashionable. She said people compliment her on her outfits often. “I love clothes,” she said. “I like to look nice. Just because I’m old doesn’t mean I can’t look good!”

Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery is a freelance writer and the author of “Little X: Growing Up in the Nation of Islam, and “Do Me Twice: My Life After Islam.”

November 24, 2012 - November 30, 2012, The Afro-American


Report: Fatalities Possibly Linked to Energy Drinks


By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO Food and Drug Administration officials are investigating more than 13 deaths that have allegedly occurred after the consumption of the popular 5-Hour Energy drink. Authorities said the deaths and other extreme side effects, which range from spontaneous abortion and cardiac arrest to convulsions and shock, may not have been related directly to taking an energy drink, but were experienced after consumption. The FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition oversees the Adverse Event Reporting System and reported that each symptom occurred with “products under the labels 5-Hour Energy, Monster, and Rockstar between January 1, 2004 and October 23, 2012.” A total of 18 deaths were reported between the three products, including 13 linked to 5-Hour Energy and another five to the Monster energy drinks. Living Essentials LLC, the Farmington Hills, Mich. based company which distributes 5-Hour Energy, said in a statement that it was “unaware of any deaths proven to be caused by the consumption of 5-Hour Energy.” The company encourages “no more than two bottles of 5-Hour Energy shots per day, spaced several hours apart,” and also said that “consumers who have caffeine sensitivities should consult with a physician before taking and can consider the ‘decaf’ version.” According to the company, the drink is only intended for adults “who need an extra boost of energy,” but is not considered a beverage or an energy drink. FDA officials view the product as a dietary supplement which is regulated by the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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HU Conference Addresses AIDS Stigma Dealing with the stigma of AIDS will be the topic of an all-day conference at Howard University Nov. 30. The Third Annual International Conference on Stigma will be held at Howard’s Blackburn Center. The free, all-day conference will feature speakers from university hospitals in the Washington, D.C. area, representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and speakers from Uganda and Peru. The keynote speaker will be Jeanne White Ginder, mother of Ryan White, the HIV-positive teenager who, after being diagnosed, found

that he had to contend with both the disease and social ostracism because he was HIVpositive. His expulsion from middle school was linked to being an AIDS patient. A hemophiliac who contracted AIDS from a contaminated needle, White was an early victim of the disease in the 1980s. His return to school after his HIV diagnosis drew protests from students and teachers at Kokomo, Ind. school he attended. He died in 1990 after an eight-year struggle with the disease. Shortly after his death Congress enacted



Morehouse College Set to Install New President But his return to his alma mater drew applause among some insiders who said he brings to the institution broad experience in higher education administration and access and knowledge of the political landscape. A 1979 Morehouse alumnus, he holds degrees from Harvard University, where he got a master’s of theology and masters and doctoral degrees in administration, planning and social policy. His career includes 16 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was director of foundation relations and assistant provost. He succeeds Dr. Robert Michael Franklin who is stepping down at the end of the year and comes at a time of financial distress in the Atlanta University Center. According to the Atlanta Daily World which cited data supplied by the schools, said Morehouse saw a decrease of 125 students and will cut faculty and reduce other spending soon. Spelman College said enrollment was down by a dozen students and Clark Atlanta University found 433 fewer students enrolled this year.

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John S. Wilson, former executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black College and Universities, was named the next president of Morehouse College, a small Black, all-male college in Atlanta, Nov. 12. Wilson, a 1979 Morehouse graduate, is to return to the campus as president in 2013 after running the White House HBCU, a task that President Obama applauded in a statement on the White House web site. “John has been a trusted voice, helping my administration follow through on our commitment to strengthen historically black colleges and universities,” Obama said in a statement. “I wish John the best.”


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Palestine R.W. Anderson, 93 Nurse

Palestine Rebecca which delighted her Wesley Anderson was tremendously. born Nov. 21, 1918 She was a nurturer, in Baltimore, Md. to as evident by her Calvin Wesley and chosen vocations as Jennie Mae Mitchell a nurse and caterer. Wesley. She was Many patients would the second of four express how lovingly children. and tirelessly she Affectionately cared for them. Those called “Paly” since who were fortunate childhood, she was enough to enjoy her formally educated hospitality, have fond in the public schools memories of numerous of Baltimore, and festive gatherings filled was graduated with laughter, joy and from Douglas High great food. In mid-life School in 1936. she mastered the art She later completed of professional cake professional training decorating, and created as a Licensed for all of her children, Practical Nurse. friends and clients. PALESTINE R.W. Paly was married in early As Palestine ANDERSON life to Harold Burkett, to embarks on her whom no children were born. In 1943, she heavenly journey, her memory is cherished became the beloved wife of C. Earl Anderson, by a devoted daughter, Lynn Anderson and of this union, one daughter was born. Jacobs Harrison; Godson, the Rev. Gerald Palestine had a deep spiritual connection S. Collins; grandchildren, Tracy Jacobs, to her biblical name. Above all, she was Steven and Cheyna Harrison; grandchildren an expression of love, a servant of God. “in the spirit”, Danielle Whitaker, Lamont A devoted Christian, her love for the Lord Gibson and Andrea Arroyo-Flores; great directed her entire life. She loved caring for grandchildren, Anaya and Nico Gibson, her family, and always demonstrated faith Laila and Jaden Tatum; sister-in-law, Mattie through unceasing prayer for the wellbeing Wesley; nieces, Marva Jackson and Marsha of her family, friends and loved ones. Her Coleman; nephews, Leroy Veney Jr., Marc friendships were multi-generational; and Wesley and Michael Smith; numerous many who were unrelated by blood, saw her grandnieces and grandnephews, including as “Sister,” “Aunt”, “Mom” or “Grandma”. her beloved Kevin Veney, cousin and sister, A member of St. James Episcopal Church Bernice McDaniels, and a host of beloved for most of her adult life, Paly demonstrated cousins and extended family. stewardship, through membership in Palestine joined the ancestors on the Episcopal Church Women, Christian Women, morning of Oct. 6, 2012, nearly reaching her the guilds of St. Veronica and Martha, service 94th birthday. May those who loved her never to the United Thank Offering and Parish lose sight of the lessons she taught and the Council, and alter in life, the Lay Eucharistic love she unselfishly gave. She was our “Wise Ministry, where she served until physical One”, our matriarch, and our queen, who challenges prevented doing so. In 2011, St. walked this earthly journey with dignity and James honored her as Woman of the Year, grace.

Stephanie L.D. Hunt, 49 Journalism, Public Relations Veteran On November She held board 2, 2012 Stephanie member and chair Lorraine Dunn-Hunt membership positions departed this earth. with the following Born Stephanie organizations: The Lorraine Brown to NationalAssociation Charles Alfred and of Female Executives, Ethel Marie Brown The Association of on May 21, 1963, Black Media Workers, Stephanie began Saint Agnes Hospital her vibrant life that Foundation, The touched so many. United Way Baltimore She attended County, Community and graduated from Partnership Board, All Saints Junior Junior Achievement High School and of Central MD., Druid Seton High School Hill YMCA, American in Baltimore. She Red Cross of Central attended Towson MD PR Advisory State University, Council, The Walters Art and the Broadcast Museum and the Joshua Institute of Maryland Johnson Council for the STEPHANIE L.D. HUNT where her career in Radio, Baltimore Museum of TV, Marketing and Public Art. Relations began. Stephanie was a 2011 Enterprising Woman In 1993 she met Karl Hunt and they were Honoree by Baltimore Business Journal married October 5, 1996. Together they and a 2011 Baltimore Business Journal Top traveled frequently and were blessed with Woman-Owned/Minority Owned Business. experiences and friendships that fulfilled both Stephanie was featured in Baltimore of their lives. Smart CEO Magazine and served on the Stephanie’s professional associations 2008 BRAVO Awards Committee for Smart included: WBAL-AM, WBAL-TV, WJZ-TV CEO Magazine. She was a guest speaker Maryland Public Television, WWIN-AM/FM, for the Women in Leadership Symposium WXYV-FM,WIYY-FM, and The Baltimore for the Towson State University’s Center for Sun. She wrote for Metropolitan Business Applied Business and Research. In 2002 she News, JUBILEE Magazine, The Baltimore was a Special Honoree at the Cathy Hughes Sun and other local and national publications. Entrepreneurship Dinner. She authored a collection of poetry entitled Stephanie always maintained a belief that “Potpourri of Me”. In 1997 Stephanie began everything is about relationships. She felt working full time as president of Dunn and her most important relationships in her life Associates PR. She created The Baltimore were with God, her husband Karl, her sister African American Home and Craft Show and Marsha, goddaughters Sierra and Stacey the Baltimore African American Home and Shaw as well as a number of aunts, uncles, Garden Show. cousins, in-laws, close friends and colleagues.

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Rev. Dr. James E. Murchison, 87 Pastor James Edward Pastor Murchison did Murchison was born this while working out the October 15, 1925 plan that God had for his and departed this life. life November 6 at He enjoyed life, Baltimore Washington laughter, a good ball game, Medical Center. checkers, and bowlingHe was born the often boasting how he beat eldest son of Carsey the young people at that James and Mary game. Kate (McKeithen) He leaves to cherish Murchison in his memory: a sister, Mrs. Jonesboro, N.C. Allene Williams; a brother, He came to LaVernie Murchison Baltimore at the age both of Sanford, N.C.; of 15 to continue his three daughters, Flocelia education. World Gaskins, Evelyn War II Found him a Barksdale, and Annette ready candidate and Garrison; a devoted stephe enlisted in the daughter, Daphne (Debbie) United States Marine J. Neal Mensah; two sonsCorp,. He served 2 in-law, James Gaskins years in Guam and and Herbert Mensah; a other pacific islands. mentored son and computer REV. DR. JAMES E. There in the midst of that tech, Jonathan Key; many, MURCHISON chaos and confusion, he many grand’s; great-great dedicated his life to the Lord. grandchildren; caring neighbors; loving Returning home safely to six daughters, he nieces and nephews. His personal motto was: continued his education and found solace in “I will live as long as I can; and die when I studying God’s word. can’t help it.”

Arrie M. Long, 86

The Worchester Wire Company Employee Arrie Mae Long Sis. Long was president of the was called home to Deaconess Board of our Lord and Savior Central Baptist Church Jesus Christ in the for 24 years. She early morning hours became a member of the of Aug. 9. Born on Women’s Auxiliary of March 3, 1926 to the the Deacon’s Conference late Porter and Mary of Baltimore and Elizabeth (Barnes) Vicinity in 1972. She Foreman in Barnwell, later became president S.C., she was the and held that position second daughter of for twelve years. One of six siblings. her proudest moments At the age of was being honored by twelve, Arrie Mae the organization at one accepted Christ at of its annual banquets. Saint Luke Baptist Most importantly, Church in Aiken, S.C. Deaconess Long It was here that she became President of began to understand the Women’s Auxiliary the power of prayer of the National Baptist and her love for Jesus Deacon’s Convention Christ grew. of America Inc., and its On December Auxiliaries. 30, 1943, she married the ARRIE M. LONG Sis. Long’s spiritual late Rev. Northern Long Sr. life also included regular While in South Carolina and at only 17 years attendance to Sunday school and revival of age, she automatically became a deaconess services. Her participation as chair of various when her husband was ordained a deacon. committees such as Women’s Day, Unity Only the Lord knew that this appointment, at Day, and Deacons, Deaconess and Trustee’s such a young age, would lay the foundation Day will never be forgotten. She served of her lifelong missionary work. Her loving wherever needed in other areas of church life. relationship with her husband ended with his She was known for her powerful prayers and death on July 11, 1990. To this union seven two of her favorite expressions were “To God children were born and two more were raised be the Glory!” and “The Lord has done great in the home. What joy she had when Rev. things for us whereof we are glad.” Lorenzo Long became pastor of the great Her children saw her as a dignified Central Baptist Church. woman full of grace and charm. She was a In 1950, Sis. Long, as she was called, compassionate woman especially to those followed her husband to Baltimore. in need. Deaconess Long was a woman who Immediately upon coming to Baltimore, the truly desired to be of service to the Lord family joined Concord Baptist Church. As her husband was immediately accepted on the and didn’t mind cleaning and cooking for others. She instilled in her children a sense Deacon Board, she too, was accepted on the Deaconess Board. Sis Long’s love for singing of decency and modeled her faith by being persistent through all things. She expected to the Lord also led her to join the choir. Subsequently, the family became members that her children were neat, clean, and respectful individuals who carried themselves of Central Baptist Church in 1962, under the with humbled pride. leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Montague J. Sis. Long received many awards and Brackett. She truly loved and respected her honors during her life time. She was pastor. It was here at Central she was readily employed for forty-five years for The accepted as a deaconess, and a member of Worchester Wire Company later know as the formerly called Sanctuary Choir. She Fellowes. Her co-workers were surprised to was extremely faithful and dedicated to both see the abundance of family support at her organizations. Arrie was naturally gifted as a seamstress. retirement celebration, an event that was beyond measure. Her tenure and strong work Often there would be patterns sprawled ethic was so apparent that in her last twelve across the dining room table as she sewed to express her creativity and affinity for fashion. years of tenure, she was never a day late nor She saved her, the family, and friends money. absent. Sis. Long loved to exercise and later Arrie had a very close relationship with her joined the Easter Seals Adult Day Services. mother, who also lived with her and her She enjoyed attending and participating in husband and helped to maintain a Christian various activities. home. Preceding her in death her husband, the While Arrie began her education in late Rev. Northern Long Sr., and Rev. Dr. Barnwell, later in life, she continued her education in the Baltimore City Public Lorenzo Long. Deaconess Long leaves to Schools evening programs. She enjoyed cherish her memory: her children, Margaree helping her children with homework and L. Lee, Wynoina Simms, Frank E. Long Sr., exemplified that great teaching as a form of (Selby), Marion Davis (Adelaide), Jannett love. It was a requirement that here children L. Ward, Northern Long Jr., (Cynthia), put forth their best effort in all of their studies Joenathan Long and Terry Elizabeth as she knew the value of a great education. Long; fifteen grandchildren, eleven greatDespite having only a formal ninth grade grandchildren; a devoted brother, Ervin education, it was her natural leadership Foreman; brother-in-law, Fred Bell; and a and oratory skills which propelled host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and her to leadership positions which she special friends. enthusiastically embraced.


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