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Joseph Russ Dies at 98 AFRO Staff For more than six decades Joseph Russ provided dignity and a loving touch for families dealing with the death of a loved one. Sometimes with a

little humor. More often than not, a little irreverent humor. But always with great care. This week Russ died quietly in his sleep in his apartment above his funeral home on North Avenue. He

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was 98 years old. “We all called him Uncle Joe,” said Hari Close, president of the Maryland State Board of Morticians. “He helped so many people, including me. He was a pillar in the community and he is definitely going to be missed,” Close added. Russ operated the Joseph L. Russ Funeral Home at 2222 W. North Avenue from 1950 until his death. “Even now, as I think of him, a sea of faces comes before me as I remember that he helped people facing crisis at the hand of death find life and hope through the heart of a man who cares,” said the Rev. Dr. Cleveland T.A. Mason III, pastor of Perkins Square Baptist Church on Edmondson Avenue. “He who has served many of our congregations now goes to God to reap his reward in Christ Jesus,” Rev. Mason said, also representing the Pastors Conference of Baltimore. “It is hard to believe that he so quickly slipped away from us.” His body will be on view

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Jackie Robinson Day Brings Light to Shortage of African-American Players in MLB

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By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor Major League Baseball continued its three-year-old tradition of Jackie Robinson Day, honoring the legendary African-

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The Affordable Care Act: What It Means for Small Businesses Invisible Men By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer “Right now my employees don’t have healthcare,” said William F. Wingo, president of Power Magazine. “I had healthcare for them, but it just became too expensive,” said Wingo, who for years provided benefits for employees of the Christian

the Affordable Care Act will enable us to do that.” Wingo was one of several minority business owners that gathered for The Affordable Care Act: Impact and Opportunities for Small, Minority and Women-owned Businesses forum, which was held by the President’s Roundtable (PRT) and REACH Foundation.

“If you want to keep your employees you have to give them healthcare. Hopefully, the Affordable Care Act will enable us to do that.” — William F. Wingo monthly that is circulated in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas. “Business was booming in the publishing industry so I could afford it at that time. Everything kind of turned upside down and we just didn’t have the means to afford it.” Like many entrepreneurs nationwide, Wingo found himself unable to offer health benefits to the workers that have helped grow his company over the last 22 years. “If you want to keep your employees you have to give them healthcare. Hopefully,

The forum presented a panel that included healthcare industry leaders such as Chester Burrell, President and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Rebecca Pearce, all sections of the PPACA will be in place. By that time, eligible business owners could have up to half of their health insurance expenses covered, with non-profits receiving 35 percent off. Though benefiting some, opponents of the law say the tax credits are temporary and do nothing longterm for the larger number of small Continued on A5

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Black Republicans for the most part have been conspicuously absent so far during the 2012 Presidential Primary Sweepstakes. But, in fairness Black members of the GOP in general have perhaps been more scarce than usual in 2012 for the same reason the party’s conservative base has dragged its collective feet in embracing Willard Romney the presumptive nominee; they’re just not that into him. But, regardless of their reticence, there is an election this November and Romney and the GOP clearly need all hands on deck if they want to take back the White House. So, where

American athlete who broke down the color barrier of pro baseball when he became the first Black MLB player after signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers 65 years ago. Every player and manager of every team leagueContinued on A4 are the Black Republicans? Well, two who have seized the spotlight most prominently during the GOP primary season from the end of 2011 into 2012 have displayed dubious political acumen and downright buffoonery at times. Former pizza king Herman Cain – “Mr. 9-9-9” – compiled what more resembled a comedy reel than a presidential campaign (never mind the series of sexual harassment charges leveled against him which, of course is no laughing matter). Who could forget Cain’s encounter with the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last November when he badly bungled a question about President Obama’s policy on Libya during the uprising? “Okay, Libya. (Cain paused for several seconds and cast his eyes skyward presumably looking for help). President Obama called for

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Manning Marable Posthumously Wins Pulitzer Prize for Controversial Malcolm X Biography By AFRO Staff

The late Manning Marable never got a chance to see the publication of his controversial biography on civil rights leader Malcolm X, but the historical account lives on. On April 15, Marable was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the history category for his 2011 release, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, according to the Associated Press. The book was released just days after Marable, a renowned Columbia University African-American Studies professor, died from complications of pneumonia. Marable’s piece, which he had worked on for decades, drew criticism upon its Continued on A5

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every competition is “pretty devastated.” “He loved being there. He also doesn’t quite understand that they won’t be going back,” she said. Returning next week to perform are Fegan, Gavin Degraw, Maria Menounos, Jaleel White, William Levy, Donald Driver, Katherine Jenkins, Knight and Melissa Gilbert.

million unregistered voters in churches nationwide. Voter participation advocates want to repeat 2008’s surge in voter registration and turnout that made a difference in the election. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s November 2008 Current Population Survey (CPS) Voting and Registration Supplement, 146 million people were registered to vote in 2008, an increase of approximately 4 million Black Empowerment people since 2004. Census Movement Registers figures show 69.7 percent Thousands of New of Blacks who are eligible Voters are registered to vote while The ranks of the nation’s the registration rate is 73.5 voters grew by 100,000 Black percent for non-Hispanic voters Easter Sunday, part Whites. of a campaign spearheaded On the downside, however, by Black clergy across the 2.9 million eligible African Americans did not register to vote. Among the chief reasons: not interested in politics (33.7 percent), missed registration deadlines (17.7 percent) and ineligibility (14 Voter participation advocates want percent). to repeat 2008’s surge in voter The Easter registration and turnout that made a Sunday voter difference in the election. registration initiative was nation. the latest effort of the The Empowerment Empowerment Movement. Movement, a coalition of Bryant and the group most Black ministers from a range recently led a march of over of Black faith groups, was 8,000 protesters in Sanford, created to advance the power Fla., in the wake of the of the African-American shooting death of Trayvon community in politics, Martin. education and economics using Christian principles as a Texas A&M Corps of foundation. Led by Rev. Jamal Bryant, Cadets to be Led by First Black Student founder and pastor of the Empowerment Temple in Commander Baltimore, Md., the group From Houston’s Tough Streets challenged Empowerment to Commander of 2,100 Movement officials estimate Cadets of 500,000 Black churches in Marquis Alexander, a the U.S., to register at least Marine Corps reservist, is 20 persons with the goal of set to become Texas A&M securing 1 million registrants University’s first Black in total. and first veteran to be the “This is going to be a student commander of its critical election,” Bryant told 2,100-member Corps of NewsOne in a video posted on Cadets the group’s website, “We’re “I’m not going to lie. dealing with foreclosures, There is a sense of pride dealing with bankruptcies, that’s there,” Alexander, 22, dealing with health care.... told the Associated Press. “I And we obviously see that our look at it as encouragement to president has an agenda but other people to get out and do he needs some people that can whatever they want no matter back him up.” what their background is.” That support, according Alexander, a Houston to Bryant and others, can native who grew up in the come from the estimated 5 town’s tough streets, has had

a gung-ho attitude about the military since high school, according to the Texas A&M Times. His original plan was to go to A&M in the fall of 2007, graduate and then enlist as an active duty soldier. His career plan hit a slight speed bump, though. A&M didn’t accept him initially and because that was the only school he’d approached, he decided to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. A year and a half later, after surviving boot camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. the then-active duty Marine reapplied to Texas A&M and was accepted in 2009. He is being allowed to complete his enlistment commitment as a reservist –and an Aggie. The soon-to-be senior majoring in international studies spent his junior year as sergeant major of the Aggies’ 2,100-member Corps of Cadets, the top slot for an Aggie junior. His patience and hard work is paying off for a young man who grew up in some of Houston’s worst neighborhoods. “Coming out of that area, you don’t see a lot of success stories,” Alexander told the AP. ”There’s not a lot of [positive] role models for that particular area. What you see is this guy living on the street or this guy selling drugs or this guy going to go to prison. Things like that. I hope to serve as a beacon of hope that, ‘Hey, you can do this, too.’” Wikimedia Commons Alexander was selected in what Corps Commandant U.S. Army (retired) Brig. Gen. Joe Ramirez, Jr. called a “thorough selection process.” “The competition was extremely tough, and all of those who applied and interviewed were exceptional cadet leaders,” Ramirez told the Times. “But Marquis proved to be the best candidate for this key leadership position, and I feel extremely confident that he will do a superb job of leading our corps next year.” Although he is not the first veteran to attend Texas A&M and participate in the program designed to feed commissioned officers into the U.S. military, Alexander will also be the first veteran to be student commander of the corps. See more on afro.com


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sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspiconnection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago Jennifer Hudson and other Suburban with Illinois the boy relatives positively identified By Zenitha Prince But beyond April license 22, there isTribune, much people canhad dobeen to shot Special to the AFRO observe Earth Day, every day. multiple times in the back seat of the vehicle.translates The SUV,inregis“Environmentalism and conservationism every tered to Hudson’s murdered On April 22, millions of people around the world will community,” Cernansky said. “One of the common things we brother, was towed with the celebrate Earth Day, a yearly celebration of this planet and a do, whether in rural or urban areas, is the beautifying of our boy’s body inside and is being reminder of the need to protect and conserve its resources. neighborhoods. So people are not always saying, ‘I amtechnian processed by evidence The annual event has done much to raise awareness about environmentalist,’ they’re saying, ‘I want to beautify where cians and workers. The body I the environment, organizers say, though it’s a continuous live....” was later removed and taken to process of education. Deon Jackson, of Baltimore, the the Cook coordinator youth Countyfor Medical “In 1970, when we held our first Earth Day, waterways outreach for Earth Day, said being good stewards of Examiner’s office. the were catching on fire, litter covered the streets, asthma rates environment starts with everyday activities in the home. Hudson and other family were through the roof. [But] we were able to educate a whole “One of the first things you can do is recycle...control how members arrived at the Medical generation,” said Christina Cernansky, U.S. domestic director you dispose of your trash,” he said. Examiner’s office mid-afternoon like to identify body. of Earth Day. ”Unfortunately, I think we are being desensitized And, in inner-city neighborhoods those intheBaltimore Givenlots themar choice lookso we do need to be able to use Earth Day as a day to mobilize where dilapidated houses and vacant thebetween landscape, ing directly at the body or the earth to be aware that we do need clean air, clean water....” people can turn those negative spaces into positives. viewing on acommunity wall-mounted The Earth Day Network, which coordinates the worldwide “[Residents] can transform bigger lotsit into observance, will host a Mobilize the Earth™rally on the gardens and get children involved and get the community Courtesy Photos National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. Theand event well,” he said. Jennifer Hudson her mom,together DarnellasDonerson who will feature local and national politicians, civil leaders, if citizens cannot devise their own projects, they can was killed, as rights well as her brother,Even Jason. environmental leaders, performing artists and more. contribute toward or participate in government-sponsored video screen, the family chose plate X584859 was found on the latter. According to the the body of her 7-year-old Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, nephew Monday, just hours police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.” after his body was found in a

Millions to Celebrate Earth Day April 22

initiatives. For example, Cernansky said, in some Southern cities, where budgets are tight, local officials are coming up with creative ways to make and save money. One of those initiatives is the creation of bio-diesels. “People are dropping off their used cooking oil to be used in bio-diesel creation,” she said. “I’m from the South and we love to fry a lot of things so why not use the oil.” Other tips, which can be found at the Environmental Protection Agency website, epa.gov, include: • Drive less by telecommuting, carpooling and taking public transport to work some days of the week; and by doing errands together • Run the dishwasher only once--no pre-rinse necessary Julian King, of Jennnifer nephew. • Dispose your pet’sHudson’s poop properly to reduce polluted storm water runoff. A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in More importantly, Jackson said, people need to remind told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after themselves of what’s at stake if we don’t take the steps to care for the Earth. “We want to make sure we have resources for tomorrow,” he said. “If we destroy and dilapidate (sic) everything now we won’t havestrong anything [left.]” “remained for her famibeing convicted of attempted ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijack“She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also moment.” convicted in 1998 for possesThe boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in Young Professionals of Baltimore Urban League to partner 2006 with Tree theyears been missing since Friday, after Baltimore, serving seven Department of Recreation andwhen Parks, Blue Water Baltimore and the Baltimore Forestry a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and Board in a day of service for grandmother, the 140th Arbor Day Darnell car hijacking charges. In recognition of theirisNational Day 57, of Service Arbor Day,The the boy Greater Baltimore No wonder Obama’s campaign Donerson, and his and uncle, remained missing Leadership young 29, professional auxiliary of the Greater Baltimore trying to distanceAssociation him from the (GBLA), Jasonthe Hudson, shot to death through a long weekend in group, saying, “Barack Obamawill host Urban League (GBUL) ‘The Big Dig’, April Baltimore’s in his grandmother’s home27, in in East which police andClifton volunteers Never Organized ACORN.” Park. Three with inner-city elementary schools, Bundy, Mary-Ann Winterling and the 7000 blockLockerman of South Yale But Obama’s ties to ACORN Gilmor, will join with run BlufordAvenue. Drew Jemison STEM Academy middle school students to longincrease and deep.Baltimore’s He taught classes An Amber – a approximately desigurban tree canopy by Alert planting 82 native tree species. for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing After the tree planting, the students will enjoy a healthy lunch, provided at no cost to him for children – was thePresident. participating schools. There will also be issued an artsFriday and craft activity designed to promote But now ACORN is in trouble. after Julian was discovered recycling. The overall goal is to expose and educate students on the benefits of preserving Reporter: There are at least missing after the murders. nature. 11 investigations across the Police arrestedby William treesthousands to be planted be supplied Tree Baltimore. country The involving of willBalfour, the missing boy’s This will be the Big Dig’s third year run, starting in step2010 at Druid Hill Park and potentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband continuing last year at Joseph Lee Park. The original inception stems from a brainstorming forms. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s session between GBLA with the objective to emphasize the connection between Announcer: Massive voter members Southside apartment several public-health andcampaign going green.hours after the murders. fraud. And the Obama The Greater Baltimore plans has to maintain the Big Dig as its paid more than $800,000 to an Leadership Balfour’sAssociation mother, Michele, staple kick-off Theher sponsors ACORN front for get for out annual the voteGreen toldInitiatives. reporters that son hadinclude GBLA, Tree Baltimore, efforts. the Department of Recreationnothing and Parks, Baltimore and the Baltimore Forestry to doBlue withWater the slayings. Pressuring Board.banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson loans. Nationwide voter fraud. Barack Obama. Badinformation, judgment. call 410-343-9321 or visit www.gblaimpact.org. For more Blind ambition. Too risky for America.

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Thousands Expected for Greater DC Cares’ Annual Servathon and Earth DayBack Events ACORN Fights HandsOn Greater DC Cares will once again sponsor its largest annual service project, Servathon 2012, April 20 and April 21. Nearly 10,000 volunteers are expected to dedicate their personal time to serve the region at more than 96 locations throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. “Servathon 2012 offers a unique opportunity for volunteers of all ages, skill levels and professional affiliations to assist community organizations and nonprofits with improving their facilities and sprucing up their environments with manpower and resources that they would not otherwise have access to, “ said Greg Roberts, CEO of HandsOn Great DC Cares. “We are encouraging everyone to join us in this effort”. During the two days of service, community and

corporate volunteers will community gardens, Leader Calls Voter Registration participate in projects at landscaping publicFraud space Charges ‘Bogus’ local areaKing schools, nonprofits By Alan organizations, libraries, AFRO Staff Writer recreation centers, public spaces, and more. TheyJohn will Presidential candidate unite in service to ACORN participate McCain’s attack on – Associated Community in a broad range of projects, Organization for Reform Now – including painting murals, confirms the after success of the beautifying school organization, the head oflibrary the programs, organizing group says. books, painting school rooms, “This isparks, testimony to the work cleaning spending we’ve done and success we’ve quality time with the elderly, had,” Maude Hurd, president of serving meals to the area’s ACORN, said in an interview homeless, including children, with the AFRO. and“When much this more. attack started, we Aligned with the had just announced that we had observance Earthnew Day,votregistered 1.3ofmillion this year’s special service ers,” she said. “That’s just to say focus is the environment. that someone’s running scared Volunteers will also success.” have the because of ACORN’s McCain, who is running for opportunity to demonstrate president on the Republican ticktheir appreciation for et, lashed ACORN in Earth Dayout byatengaging inthe final debate against Baracksuch environmental projects Obama, contending the group “is as restoring community on the verge of maybe garden, park cleanup perpetratand ing one of the greatestoffrauds recycling, planting trees in voter history in this country, and shrubbery, revitalizing maybe destroying the fabric of democracy.” Factcheck.org, a non-partisan Web site, found those claims to be “exaggerated,” with “no evidence of any such democracydestroyingasfraud.” moving, pledges reported Hurd believes McCain increased energy the levels, charges were politically motivatweight loss, and lower blood ed. pressure. One Vegan Pledge Shelast said, “Because it’s lowfrom year’s program will and moderate-income people, lead a roundtable discussion and people of color, believeand the April 29th on veganI living McCain campaign thinks those spirituality. voters are going vote Vegan LivingtoProgram Democratic, which is not necesspeakers include vegan baker sarily true.” Teresa Pessaro of Goody ACORN is no stranger to Goody Gumdrops, Registered controversy. For 38 years, the non-partisan organization has fought for social and economic justice for lowand moderate-income Americans. With 400,000 member families organized into more than 1,200 neighborhood chapters in 110 cities nationwide, ACORN has over the years seen its share of criticism while advocating for affordable housing, living wages, healthcare for the underserved— and while organizing voter registration drives. But none has been as withering and baseless as this one. Dietician Joseph Gonzales from With the presidential election the Physicians Committee for less than two weeks away, Responsible Medicine, Michael ACORN’s detractors allege the Weber from has Farm Animalin masorganization engaged Rights Movement, “The Boot sive voter registration fraud after Camp Girl” Stephanie Dignan, the reported discovery of bogus and rawsuch foods Jahari names, as chef Mickey Mouse

and Dallas installing beautiful new and Cowboys players flower beds. Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, While the among the serving names submitted to community, Servathon 2012 election officials. volunteers raise muchHurd saidwill those workers, who were doing those without needed funds to things support their ACORN’s knowledge permisother service events,or including sion, were fired.9/11 Observance its upcoming “The evidence thatSeptember has surService project in faced so far shows they fakedof and its Annual MLK Day forms to get paid for work they Service in January which, this didn’t do, not to stuff ballot year, included participation boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the by President Obama, First victim of fraud, not the perpetraLady Michelle Obama and tor of it. theHurd Obama Malia and saidgirls, the only things Sasha. bogus are the charges themServathon 2012 will selves. And factcheck. org culminate the 2 days of agrees. service with a Service It concluded, “Neither ACORN nor its employees have Awards Program and been found guilty of, or even Reception to celebrate service charged with, casting fraudulent accomplishments. votes.” The call for volunteers is The problem came volunteers about priongoing. Interested marily because of the way are encouraged to register ACORN operates. Rather than for Servathon 2012 at www. rely on volunteers, it pays peogreaterdccares.org or call ple, many of them poor or unem202.777.4462 ployed, to sign up new voters.

The idea was to help both those being registered and those doing the registration. Maud explained, “We have a zero tolerance policy for deliberate falsification of registration.” Adjiri of Raw Soul-licious Most news account neglect to Gourmet. Not to confuse point out that ACORN is vegans with health nuts, required by law to turn in all regPessaro will demonstrate vegan istration forms. And they also doughnut making on May 5thfail to that itBooks, was the organizaat note Cyclops complete tion, in many instances, that first with a deep fryer and a dusting brought the phony registrations of powdered sugar. The full to the attention of authorities. schedule of Vegan Living The McCain camp apparently Program workshops is posted at isn’t interested in those fine www.VeganLivingProgram.org. points, preferring to air misleadOpen the Cages Alliance ing ads that seek to link Obama is a nonprofit to ACORN, thereby undercutting animal advocacy his political support. organization based McCain: I’m John McCain in Baltimore, Md. and I approve this message. OTCA organizes Announcer: Who is Barack the Vegan Obama? A man with “aLiving political Program help baptism performed attowarp align their speed.” Vastpeople ambition. After colcompassion for lege, he moved to Chicago. animals with their Became a community organizer. daily actions, There, Obama met Madeleine diet. Talbot, partincluding of the Chicago OTCA conducts branch of ACORN. He was so frequent outreach impressive that he was asked to to promote trainPhoto the ACORN staff. vegan Stock is What didlifestyles, ACORN inand Chicago currently planning a Vegan engage in? Bullying banks. Eighties Prom, and Disruption the second Intimidation tactics. annual Vegtoberfest. of business. ACORN forced Fortomore banks issue information: risky home loans. www.VeganLivingProgram. The same types of loans that org, info@openthecages.org or caused the financial crisis we’re (443) 478-3074 in today.

Program Provides A Taste of Vegan Lifestyles for the “Vegan-Curious” Local animal advocacy organization Open the Cages Alliance (OTCA) presents the 2012 Vegan Living Program, a series of educational events for the “vegan-curious” - those interested in vegan lifestyles. Most of the twelve Vegan Living Program sessions will take place on Sundays in April and May at Cyclops Books, 30 W. North Avenue in Baltimore. From vegan nutrition, to raising vegan kids, to “What in the world is nutritional yeast?” the Vegan Living Program will address the concerns and questions of new and aspiring vegans. Sessions include a “field trip” to Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, and four cooking demonstrations, including a Mothers’ Day cooking demonstration at The Land of Kush. All educational sessions are open to the public, and twentyfive pre-registered participants have “pledged” to live vegan for the course of the program from April 15 to May 20. These individuals have been paired with personal Vegan Coaches to provide one-on-one support and guidance. This is the second year Open the Cages Alliance has run a vegan mentoring program. Like last year, the sessions will culminate in a Vegan Pledge “graduation” and celebratory meal, complete with diplomas and a walk across the stage. Last year’s closing speeches were very

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Program Aims to Expand the Middle-Class Luther Starks was frustrated. Like a lot of individuals in this economy, Luther was having a very difficult time finding full time employment and he spent his days filling out applications and knocking on doors to locate a job. While researching his options, Luther came across a Customer Service Associate training program at Business Interface (BI). BI is a workforce development company that partners with Associated Black Charities (ABC) to train and place unemployed individuals in jobs. Luther had finally gotten the break he was searching for. He studied hard, excelled in the program and upon graduation was employed by a local landscaping company. But thanks to BI and ABC, Luther’s story does not end there. While working for the landscaping company, Luther took advantage of ABC’s “More in the Middle” campaign, an initiative that advocates for higher wage jobs that move lower-income workers and families into middle class. Through “More in the Middle,” Luther was able to find a higher paying job and within six months received a promotion which came with more pay and additional responsibilities. Luther Sparks is among the thousands

been selected to participate in a nationwide fundraising campaign sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The “Cultures of Giving Donor Challenge” is an online giving campaign from April 17-26, 2012 that has the goal of increasing awareness of ABC’s history and mission and promoting philanthropy among minority communities. ABC is one of only 22 non profits nationally

“W.K. Kellogg has agreed to match dollar for dollar the funds raised up to $20,000 by ABC during the 10 day campaign.”

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of individuals assisted through the work of ABC. ABC’s President/CEO Diane BellMcKoy announced this week that ABC has

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wide sported Robinson’s jersey number (42) on April 16, celebrating the historical figure that helped make segregation in the U.S. a thing of the past. But according to reports, the percentage of AfricanAmerican players in MLB in 2012 is at its lowest point since Robinson first kicked in the door for Blacks to play in the big league. USA Today reports that only 8.05 percent of MLB players are AfricanAmericans, a huge decline from the 27 percent during the peak of Black players in 1975; the report added that the Black players’ presence was at 19 percent as recently as 1995. “Baseball likes to say things are getting better,” said Dave Stewart, a former pitcher and front-office executive, according to USA Today. “It’s not getting better. It’s only getting worse. We’ve been in a downward spiral for a long

time, and the numbers just keep declining.” Rob Parker, a sports columnist for ESPN, believes the lack of Black players is attributed to the league’s increased interest in recruiting international talent as opposed to farming and developing talent among the urban communities here in the U.S. “Everybody wants to say that all the Black athletes only want to play football and basketball, and part of that is true. But that’s not the reason why you have far more Hispanics year in and year out coming to baseball,” Parker said during a live TV airing of ESPN First Take on April 16. “It’s because about 15 or so years ago, baseball basically outsourced its jobs to Latin America. It decided that ‘you reap what you sow’ so if you set up baseball clinics and camps in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela and

all over, those are the kids that you’re going to develop.” Parker went on to say that if MLB set up the same baseball clinics in the AfricanAmerican communities, promoting and encouraging Blacks youths to play baseball daily, there would be not only more Blacks players but more Black fans of baseball in general. Ryan Clark, an NFL player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was featured on the same ESPN First Take show with Parker. Clark hinted that Black youths don’t see enough African-American stars in MLB so those youths aren’t as motivated to pursue the sport. “The people that [Black youths] can relate to, you don’t see them in commercials or on TV; you see the [Derek] Jeters or the [Albert] Pujos [promoting] baseball, not the [Black NBA stars like] LeBron or Kobe so basketball stars are who they want to be like because that’s what they see.” But Curtis Covington of

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at his funeral home, noon to 6 p.m., April 21 and 2 to 6 p.m., April 22. On Monday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., viewing will convene at his home church Ames Memorial United Methodist Church at 615 Baker Street. Russ will then be on view at Providence Baptist Church at 1901 Pennsylvania Avenue from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday, April 23, with a special service beginning at 6:30 p.m. The numerous organizations Russ belonged to will preside, including the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, the Masons, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) the Knights of Columbus and

Maryland,” said Bell-McKoy. “This campaign is an opportunity for us to promote something that we’ve always known – communities of color contribute to causes and organizations they support at a higher percentage of their income than other groups. We’re proud of the lives we’ve been able to touch and look forward to exceeding our goals for this challenge.”

Epsilon Nu Delta, a fraternal organization of funeral directors. The funeral service for Russ will be Tuesday, April 24 at Providence Baptist. The wake will begin at 11 a.m. and the funeral service will begin at 12 noon. He will be buried at the Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. “There are very few (funeral directors) that will share how they do what they do in their operation. He would always be willing to assist, that was very rare,” Close said. “He kept his hand open never closed it.”

selected to participate in this challenge. W.K. Kellogg has agreed to match dollar for dollar the funds raised up to $20,000 by ABC during the 10 day campaign and the organization is hosting special events including “Hot Spot” parties, networking opportunities for supporters and potential donors where the laptops, iPads, smart phones and other technology avenues will be available for individuals to make donations to ABC at the parties. “The selection of Associated Black Charities by W.K. Kellogg speaks to the longtime work we’ve been doing to create healthier and wealthier communities in Forest Park Little League Baseball based in Baltimore, Md. said there are some urban communities that still train and develop tons of Black baseball talent. Forest Park Little League travels all over the country, beating some of the best youth baseball programs established. Still, Covington

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believes potential Black baseball players are being “overlooked.” “Our kids are not being showcased at the high school and college level where the pro-scouts go to discover talent,” he said. MLB commissioner Bud Selig told reporters that the league is working to address

the issue that Covington has pointed out. “We’re trying to get better,” Selig told USA Today. “It won’t happen overnight. And we’re very comfortable saying it will be better. We are doing great work with our baseball academies and working in the inner cities. It’s going to get better.”

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the removal of Gaddafi. I just wanted to make sure we’re talking about the same thing before I say, `Yes, I agree’ or No I didn’t agree.’ I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reason – nope, that’s a different one.” After that rambling non- answer Cain paused for several more seconds, shifted uncomfortably in his chair crossing and uncrossing his legs before he just flat gave up. “I got all this stuff twirling around in my head. Specifically, what are you asking me that I agree or not agree with Obama?” Then there was his moment during a Republican debate last August when Big Daddy Cain tossed out a little inspiration for his followers. “A poet once said, ‘Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, but it’s never easy when there’s so much on the line.’” The fact is the “poet” Cain quoted was a songwriter who penned an obscure tune, “The Power of One,” for disco legend Donna Summer who recorded it for Pokemon: The Movie 2000. Then after he got busted on the source of the quote Cain inexplicably trotted it back out during his speech to formally announce his withdrawal from the presidential race. But, at least

that time he name checked Pokemon. That’s just a couple from Herman’s hit parade, but like most great comedians Cain had a million of them; he is nothing if not entertaining. But, when he withdrew from the race last December not only did he take with him a mountain of fodder for the late night comedy show hosts, but he left a big void as the most high profile voice of the Black GOP. Of course there’s Michael Steele; former Maryland Lt. Governor and former chair of the Republican National Committee. But, his reasonable rhetoric and affable demeanor seem incongruent with the wildeyed fringe that has found so much favor within the Grand Old Party therefore relegating him most often to the progressive cable network MSNBC. I’ve heard virtually nothing from veteran Black conservative Armstrong Williams. Former television judge Larry Elder – the socalled “Sage from South Central” – made a brief appearance to ambush “Hardball’s” Chris Matthews during a radio interview a couple of weeks ago. And I haven’t seen former Oklahoma Rep. J.C. Watts since he reared his head for just a minute, a couple

of months ago to throw his support behind the now defunct candidacy of Rick Santorum. But, just when you thought the Barbary Coast was clear, here comes the new king of the Black GOP fringe Florida Rep. Allen West, who perhaps delivered the most bizarre and psychotic political quip of 2012. “About 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party are members of the Communist Party,” said the Tea Party favorite last week during a town hall meeting in Palm City, Fla. The men and women West is talking about are his colleagues – whether he likes it or not – in the United States House of Representatives. West attempted to illuminate his comment a bit. “No, they actually don’t hide it. It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus,” West said. Forget the fact last December, West likened the Democratic spin machine to the work of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. With statements like these it seems West is determined to drop the “Black” from his title, king of the Black GOP fringe; he just wants to be the unquestioned king of the GOP fringe with no regard to race. Now, that’s what I call post-racial America.

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Persistent Parents Impact Teen Drinking PowerTalk 21 Day By Rob Bock Capital News Service WASHINGTON - Carolyn “Carrie” Hoover of Derwood has a message for parents of teenagers: Don’t give up talking to them about underage drinking. Hoover’s son John, 20, died along with three others in a crash in Olney after getting in a car with a drunken driver last May. The driver, who fled the scene immediately after the crash, was caught and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Drunk Driving to promote PowerTalk 21 day, Saturday, the national day for parents to communicate the dangers of alcohol abuse to their children. “It’s not enough to tell your kids to not to drink, it’s not enough to tell your kids not to drive. You have to do it over and over,” Hoover said. “Don’t give up talking to them.” To help, MADD created the “Power of Parents” handbook, a set of guidelines for parents unsure of how to communicate the dangers of alcohol abuse to their children.

“It’s not enough to tell your kids to not to drink, it’s not enough to tell your kids not to drive. You have to do it over and over. Don’t give up talking to them.” “I think about it all the time,” Hoover said. “I used to have three boys. Now I have two. It breaks my heart.” Hoover appeared at a news conference at the National Press Club Tuesday sponsored by Mothers Against

“While these tools are important, it’s the conversations themselves that save lives,” said MADD National President Jan Withers. Robert Turrisi, a professor at Penn State University who

specializes in bio-behavioral health and prevention research, said studies show that conversations between parents and teens about alcohol can significantly

reduce underage drinking behaviors. What parents need to understand, according to Turrisi’s research, is that children often pick up moral behaviors and opinions about alcohol from their parents. “Some parents have the

view that by providing alcohol to their kids themselves, they’re better off,” Turrisi said. “But science shows just the opposite, and that the teens are much worse off later on in life.” Statistics provided at the news conference show 26 percent of teen drinkers get their alcohol from parents or direct family members. MADD created PowerTalk 21 day last year to be observed annually on April 21, during Alcohol Awareness Month and just before prom season. To promote PowerTalk 21 day, MADD partnered with governor’s spouses, law enforcement, educators, medical professionals, and policy officials to host free parent workshops across the country leading up to April 21. “I’m proud to support MADD’s effort,” said Sally Ganem, first lady of Nebraska. “They truly offer parents invaluable resources that could save the lives of their teens.” Withers said the group’s goal of saving lives isn’t a

Both proponents for the law and those against it say if the insurance mandate is struck down, other portions of the law-if not all of it- must die with too. Mozloom says the other portions of the law can’t stand alone because they are paid for with funds generated from the individual insurance mandate. Still, others see no reason to do away with the numerous benefits that both sides agree on and Americans on Main Street desperately need. “The impact of either the court invalidating the Affordable Care Act or some subsequent Congress repealing the Affordable Care Act would be devastating to small businesses,” said Maryland Lt. Governor, Anthony G. Brown. “We would just continue on this same unsustainable path that we’ve been on for the last few decades. That path has put America as a nation at

spending more per patient than any other country, yet there are at least 50 countries that best us when it comes to the quality of care and health quality outcomes.” The last part of the law to take effect will oversee a major shift in the way doctors are to be paid. Beginning January 1, 2015, physicians will earn their pay based on the quality of the service they provide. If patients are receiving low quality care, physicians will get a low quality check. The Act has already made preventative care free of charge for Medicare recipients. Children can now be covered on their parent’s health insurance up to age 26 and citizens 19 and younger can no longer be excluded from coverage because of preexisting conditions. Those arguments closed after three days and a decision is expected by the end of June.

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businesses that do not meet requirements. “The exemptions are written very narrowly so the vast majority of small business owners don’t qualify for it,” said Jack Mozloom, senior representative for the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the organization that argued their qualms with the law in court last month. “Many of the organizations that got waivers from the federal law were big unions. Our members are small little mom and pop businesses that don’t have that kind of political clout so they can’t get the waivers.” The NFIB believes the law to be unconstitutional because small businesses should be able to buy insurance from whatever state they want, at the price they want, from whatever company they see fit. To date, 26 states have joined with Florida to file

a multi-state suit, with Virginia and Oklahoma filing independent motions. Supreme Court justices began hearing arguments on March 26 to decide whether to keep the portion of the bill that mandates all Americans have health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty, which would be collected in the same manner as taxes. “Sometimes, Congress writes laws in such a way that the laws can stand even if one provision is removed, but that isn’t what happened with the president’s health-care law,” said President and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business, Dan Danner in a statement. “It was written in such a way that it’s all or nothing. If the Supreme Court agrees that the provision requiring people to buy health insurance or pay a penalty is unconstitutional, then the entire health-care law collapses.

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Continued from A1 release primarily because it portrayed Malcolm X in a different light that was strikingly dissimilar to past biographies. In the book, Marable asserted that X had exaggerated his early criminal career and may have been involved in a homosexual relationship. He also charged that some of the men responsible for X’s murder are still alive and were never charged. Karl Evanzz, a former Washington Post writer who also penned a book on X, said in a book review that Marable’s account was an “abomination.” “It is a cavalcade of innuendo and logical fallacy, and is

“Marable’s piece…drew criticism upon its release primarily because it portrayed Malcolm X in a different light that was strikingly dissimilar to past biographies.” largely reinvented from previous works on the subject,” he wrote, according to the Post. But Melissa Harris-Perry, an associate professor of politics and African-American studies at Princeton University told NPR in 2011 that Marable’s work sets the precedent for future releases on the late civil rights leader’s life. “Marable’s picture of Malcolm X is a profoundly flawed individual,” she said. “It’s an abrupt departure from the ‘heroic’ and ‘perfected’ visions of the African-American minister that were set in motion by The Autobiography of Malcolm X and perpetuated in American popular culture.” Harris-Perry added that the release was also a clear call to action to re-examine X’s 1965 assassination. “It was absolutely his intention to commit the process of...

promoting the book primarily to the work of bringing pressure for the purpose of reopening the case,” she said. Though Marable never got the chance to defend his work, it was later nominated for the National Book Award and The New York Times ranked it among the 10 Best Books of 2011. This year’s other Pulitzer Prize winners were Quiara Alegria Hudes, John Lewis Gaddis, Tracy K. Smith, Stephen Greenblatt and Kevin Puts. For the first time in 35 years, no fiction prize was awarded.

Celebration of Life Services for Trinity First Lady First Lady Philathia Reese-Calhoun, wife of the Rev. Dr. William C. Calhoun Sr., pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, “has been called from grace to glory.” Having once been president of the Alpha Wives, she is fondly remembered as a “sweet and pleasant person to work with,” according to Catherine P. Stansbury. “We are very, very sorry for her passing, and is indeed a great loss.” Current president, Yvonne Fletcher, said Mrs. Calhoun “in her quiet spirit shared her many outstanding talents and experiences during her tenure. She was loyal, generous, kind and unselfish as she made significant contributions to the organization.” Services begin 11 a.m., April 21 with visitation, followed by a Celebration at noon at Trinity, 1600 Druid Hill Ave. The observance continues 11 a.m., April 23 at Moore Street Baptist Church, 1408 Leigh Street in Richmond. For more information call Trinity at 410-7280797 or Moore Street at 804-358-6403.

possibility, but a certainty. According to Withers, PowerTalk 21 resources have reached a parent every 30 seconds this year. “Today’s youth could be future drunk drivers. We want to prevent any future drunk driving and keep them safe now as children. I love the Power of Parents because it’s doing that,” Withers said. But for Withers -- who lost her 15-year-old daughter to a drunken-driving accident 20 years ago this month

-- Hoover, and others, the pain of losing a child will forever temper MADD’s accomplishments. For the one-year anniversary of her son’s death, Hoover planted a tree in the front yard of her home. Though still in grief, Hoover said she plans to continue working with MADD in the future. “I hope to spread the message,” she said. “Don’t let this happen to you or your family.”

AT&T First to Earn Homeland Security Certification for Disaster Preparedness AT&T is the first company in the nation to earn a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certification for disaster preparedness. AT&T’s certification is the first under the DHS Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Program. The PS-Prep™ program is administered by DHS’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. The program enables private sector organizations to enhance their capabilities for planning, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters and other threats. “AT&T has a long-standing commitment to business continuity and disaster preparedness. We are proud to be the first company in the nation to secure this Homeland Security certification,” J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid Atlantic. “Our business and network operations are state-of-the-art when it comes to performing during and after a disaster or emergency. This doesn’t happen by accident. We are constantly pumping new innovation and technology into our networks, to the tune of $95 billion over the last 5 years. Schweder said the strength of the company’s continuity program coupled with its industry-leading Global Network Operations Center helps the company and its customers effectively continue operations during and after emergencies. “We are prepared, as well, to help customers achieve a high level of preparedness for their own business networks and IT systems,” added Rob Forsyth, vice president and general manager for AT&T’s Baltimore/ Washington market, noting that AT&T offers business continuity consulting to its customers. “We encourage other companies and private entities to seek certification under this program. Being proactive about continuity planning helps keep the country as prepared as possible for emergencies,” Charlie Owens, president of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce, said staying connected in emergencies is critical for businesses in Baltimore. “Now more than ever, staying connected during an emergency situation is vital to the short- and long-term success of any business, regardless of size,” said Owens.  “I applaud AT&T for taking this proactive, voluntary step to get the DHS’s PS-PREP certification.”

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Community Calendar April 21 Wine & Wishes-Y Wine Tasting Catonsville Family Center YMCA, 850 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville, Md. 6:30-10 p.m. The Y of Central Maryland along with Delegate Steven

J. DeBoy Sr., Delegate Adrienne A. Jones and Delegate James E. Malone Jr. will introduced the newly expanded Catonsville Family Center Y. As part of the ceremony, guests will enjoy fun, food and wine immediately following a

ribbon cutting ceremony. $40-$60. For more information: 410-747-9622. Monica-Jackie’s Catering Fashion Show/Dinner The Ivy Center, 3515 Dolfield Ave., 4-8 p.m. This incredible fashion

show will be presented by Travis Winkey and feature delectable cuisine by Jackie’s Catering. $45. For more information: 443-8654536. April 22 Wayland Baptist Church

Scholarship Sunday Wayland Baptist Church, 3200 Garrison Blvd., Baltimore. 9:45 a.m. Come out and bring your family and friends to enjoy a day of great gospel music featuring the Wayland Baptist Male Chorus and

super saturday A WEEKEND EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!

April 25 The Platters Review The Church of St. Katherine of Alexandria, 2001 Division St., Baltimore. On Sept. 27, The Church of St. Katherine of Alexandria will host a bus to trip to Garfield, N.J. to see The Platters at The Royal Manor. Also enjoy a day of shopping at the Bargain Boutiques. $98. A $50 deposit is due April 25. For more information: 410523-2207. Radio One Baltimore Minority Business Exchange Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. 6-9 p.m. Each month, Radio One partners with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum to provide a unique networking opportunity for business professionals in the Baltimore metro area. $20$25. For more information: africanamericanculture.org.

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Opinion A Dream Both Realized and Deferred If one were to look up “tenacity” in a dictionary, one might well simply search for logo of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, or a photograph of the MLK Memorial Foundation’s Executive Director Harry Johnson Sr. In 1984, the men of Alpha Phi Alpha proposed a national memorial to Dr. King, and they continued to push until President Bill Clinton Julianne signed legislation in 1996 proposing the establishment Malveaux of the memorial. The Alphas used their congressional juice to get an area and foundation established, and to take leadership in raising money for the memorial. One of their own, former Alpha President Harry Johnson Sr., has been indefatigable in his efforts to take the King Memorial from concept to reality. I am sure that there were times when Johnson wondered whether the dream of a King monument would be realized. This weekend, however, on the 48th anniversary of the “I Have A Dream” Speech, Johnson’s dream, and the dream of millions, has come to fruition. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument is the only recognition of an African American on the National Mall. It is the only tribute on the Mall to someone who has not been a President of the United States. It is tempting to use metaphor to suggest that the inclusion of an African American icon on the Mall suggests inclusion of African Americans in our society. It is tempting to use the grand sweep to discuss how far Black folk have come. From segregating to inclusion, with the inclusion reflected in the White House, with President Obama presiding over what is, unfortunately, a crumbling nation and a shattered economy.

We can wax eloquent until the real deal of our national reality slaps us in the face. This is, of course, to take nothing away from the majesty of the celebration of the monument. There is an excitement around the way this monument, against all odds, has been constructed and is being celebrated. But even as we relish and enjoy the moment, it is important to ask “What Would Martin Say?” as we celebrate. He said, “The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of civilization, when men ate each other because they had not yet learned to take food from the soil, or to consume the abundant animal life around them.” When he uttered these words, the poverty rate was about 10 percent; now it exceeds 12 percent, with the rate for African Americans and Latinos flirting with 25 percent. Shouldn’t some of our celebration of Dr. King include the continuation of his fight against poverty? Somehow poverty isn’t often referenced, the socially blind cruelty simply accepted. We cringe at those who stand on streets begging for money, and moralize that they ought to get work. Yet, we see unemployment data that suggest that there is little work to be had. We don’t connect the dots. We are, in the words of King “socially. . .cruel and blind.” So even as a statue opens to the public, doors close to too many Americans. Even as people throng to celebrate, there are those who are supportive, but who have had nothing to celebrate in a long time. The debt ceiling has imposed a particular ugliness on the current climate. As cities gird up for fall and winter, they are grappling with the reality that many will be unable to pay for utilities, and have the possibility of freezing this winter. Some were buttressed by federal funds, funds that must be cut. Similarly, there are cities where there is vacant housing and also homelessness. Why not put some of the homeless into vacant homes. Banks are often special villains, chasing profit and repelling the people whose dollars

have inflated their bottom line. Here is what Dr. King said, “We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life’s marketplace. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. ... You see my friends, when you deal with this, you begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the oil?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the iron ore?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that is two-thirds water?’” Dr. King spoke to economic restructuring. So does the Tea Party, though from another perspective. Too many have been silent about the economic disparities that define our nation, even as they celebrate Harry Johnson’s amazing accomplishment. While Johnson’s dream has been realized, Dr. King’s dream for economic justice, which means economic restructuring, remains deferred. This is a dichotomy and also a tragedy. Julianne Malveaux is an economist and president of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Pooling our Financial Resources Why does the concept of putting our dollars together for one collective purpose, say, business development, seem so foreign to us? Yes, we do a great of talking about it but seldom see the results of having done so when it comes to purchasing foreclosed homes, vacant lots, and businesses in our neighborhoods. We complain about others coming into our neighborhoods and setting up businesses or buying the Jim E. Clingman property while we continue to support them through our purchasing power. Doesn’t make sense does it? The concept of pooling our financial resources is certainly quite familiar to Black people. After all, we do it every Sunday through our contributions to the churches we attend. As a matter of fact, that’s virtually the only place Black people pool our dollars to any substantial extent, and the results have been expending billions of dollars on land, interior finishes, song books, choir robes, musical instruments, Internet and phone services, energy costs, and elaborate buildings in many cases. Unfortunately, many of the buildings are what I call “nonperforming assets” because they are only used two days per week. There are many churches that have done outstanding things by pooling their dollars. For instance, apartment complexes have been built, businesses have been started,

community multi-purpose centers and senior citizen facilities have been brought on line. Churches have played a major role in economic development by utilizing their Community Development Corporations (CDCs) to build and sustain economic prosperity for their members as well as citizens living in close proximity to the church. So the lessons are there for us, not to mention the lessons of the old African informal organizations called Susus, better known in America as rotating credit and savings associations. First used by Black people and now used by others, Susus have served as the financial foundation and stimulus for small would-be entrepreneurs. Many African and Caribbean ethnic groups use them extensively in this country to start and grow their businesses, to purchase property, and to pay off debt. So why are African Americans so reluctant to pool our money to any great degree outside of the church environment? First of all, many of us simply don’t see our church contributions as a pooling of our resources, despite what it says about the early church in Acts Chapter 2, and we fail to recognize the business aspects of where most of that money goes on Monday morning. Our tithes are deposited in banks, most of which are neither owned by Black folks nor responsive to Blacks when it comes to approving business loans in return for the billions of church dollars held in their vaults. Second, while we sometimes blindly trust those in charge of the church funds to do the right thing, we do not trust one another enough to pool our resources to develop businesses and other institutions. It seems we are too concerned about who will be “in charge” and who will “handle the money,” and we listen to that negative radio station, WIFM – What’s in it for me? Susus, on the other hand, are built and function on trust

and honor. They are successful because the folks involved do what they say they will do, which is make the regular monthly deposits and wait for their turn to receive the entire amount. No jealously, no envy, no cheating, and no disrespect. Just business, just debt relief, just college educations, just home purchases. So how can we move beyond the collective economic stagnation in which we find ourselves today? We could take a lesson from the churches and then practice pooling our resources on a different level. Stop simply complaining about vacant lots and empty storefronts. Instead, purchase them, clean them up, and open businesses. Stop complaining about “other” folks coming into your neighborhoods and “taking” your money on a daily basis. Stop giving them your money and try giving it to yourself through Black business support. Stop saying “we need” this and that; start saying “let’s get” this or that by pooling our resources and taking care of our business for our children’s future. For decades Black people have talked a good game when it comes to pooling resources, and while we do have some glowing examples of how it’s done, past and present, we still fall short of practicing what we preach. If we want and need so much economically, heed the words of Booker T. Washington: “Let us act … before it’s too late, before others come from foreign lands and rob us of our birthright.” Jim Clingman, founder of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce, is the nation’s most prolific writer on economic empowerment for Black people. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati and can be reached through his Web site, blackonomics.com.

All-Black Revival of “A Streetcar Names Desire” on Broadway “The landscape of any Tennessee Williams play is the human heart, and I have a cast of people with heart.” – Emily Mann, director of the new Broadway revival of “A Streetcar Named Desire” with an all-Black cast Like Hollywood, Broadway has historically been reluctant to cast African Americans in mainstream classics, Marc H. Morial especially those originally created for White thespians. But, unlike “Tinseltown,” the “Great White Way” has moved much more forcefully in recent years to open up new avenues for Black actors. The latest example is a new all-Black revival of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” set to open April 22 at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre. Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski first screamed

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the immortal line, “Hey Stella” in 1947 when “Streetcar” originally premiered on Broadway. The other leading members of that original cast included Kim Hunter, as Stanley’s wife, Stella; Jessica Tandy as Stella’s delusional sister, Blanche DuBois; and Karl Malden as Blanche’s scorned suitor, Mitch. The story centers around the emotional unraveling of Blanche, a Southern belle hiding a tawdry past, who moves into Stanley and Stella’s New Orleans apartment causing all manner of conflict and tragedy. In this first all-Black Broadway revival, Blair Underwood is cast as the brutish Stanley; Daphne Rubin-Vega plays his wife, Stella; Nicole Ari Parker is Blanche; and Wood Harris is cast as Mitch. Five-time Grammy winning jazz trumpeter, Terrence Blanchard has composed original music for the play. The revival is being co-produced by Stephen Byrd, founder of Front Row Productions and his business partner, Alia Jones. Byrd and Jones are the African-American producers who brought the all-Black revival of another Tennessee Williams masterpiece, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” to Broadway in 2008. That play, which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Play, starred Terrence Howard, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad and James Earl Jones. From 1890 to 1910, most of the Blacks on Broadway were featured in African-American minstrel shows, playing to allWhite audiences. In the 1920s composers such as Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle popularized the Black Broadway musical.

But it wasn’t until the 1935 production of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess that African Americans really hit it big on Broadway. The momentum has continued to build. In the 1970s we saw Broadway plays like “Purlie,” “Raisin,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and “The Wiz.” With the 80s came shows like ”Dreamgirls“ and a number of plays by the great August Wilson, including “Fences” and “Jitney.” And since the ‘90s productions such as “Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk,” “The Color Purple,” “Fela” and “Sister Act” have attracted mainstream audiences. While these productions have resulted in more work for Black actors, Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones are still a rarity as full-time African-American Broadway producers. Black superstar entertainers such as Alicia Keys (Stick Fly), Will Smith, Jay-Z and Jada Pinkett (Fela), Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act) and Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple) are making inroads as Broadway producers, but there is obviously room for many more. We want to congratulate Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones and their award-winning director, Emily Mann, for bringing this new all-Black revival of “A Streetcar Named Desire” to Broadway. We can’t wait to see the usually debonair Blair Underwood in a T-shirt screaming, “Hey Stella.” Marc H. Morial, former mayor of New Orleans, is president and CEO of the National Urban League.

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Food Bank & CSX to Celebrate Vintage Las Vegas 6th Annual Blue Jean Ball For one night only, the Maryland Food Bank’s 93,000 square-foot warehouse will be transformed

into the swingin’ Copa Room at the Sands Hotel. After a one year hiatus, the Maryland Food

Bank’s Blue Jean Ball is back. With support from Lead Sponsor CSX, the signature fundraiser will

be held 7-11:30 p.m., May 4 at the Maryland Food

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This year’s event will feature a vintage Las Vegas theme, complete with Rat Pack act, big band, retro cocktails, supper club style small plates, dancing and late night casino tables.

Bank’s headquarters, 2200 Halethorpe Farms Road, in Baltimore. As in years past, guests are invited to pair cocktail attire with their favorite blue jeans. This year’s event will feature a vintage Las Vegas theme, complete with Rat Pack act, big band, retro cocktails, supper club style small plates, dancing and late night casino tables. The spirits of Frankie, Dino and Sammy will definitely be in the air! The Blue Jean Ball provides significant operating support for the Maryland Food Bank, which supplies more than 23.1 million pounds of food annually to 600 soup kitchens, pantries, shelters and other community-based organizations across the state. More than 466,000 Marylanders are currently food insecure, uncertain of where their next meal is coming from. The Maryland Food Bank’s distribution has more than doubled over the past four years and outreach programs that serve children and seniors have expanded significantly. “We’re seeing more and more middle class families struggling to make ends meet,” said Maryland Food Bank CEO Deborah Flateman. “The Blue Jean Ball is our greatest opportunity to raise funds to feed more people, while putting the issue of hunger front and center where it belongs.” “CSX is proud to support the vital work of the Maryland Food Bank and its mission to end hunger in Maryland,” said Sharon Daboin, CSX’s resident vice president for State Relations in Maryland. More than 700 community leaders are expected to attend the Blue Jean Ball. Individual tickets are $250 with corporate sponsorship packages starting at $2,500. The Maryland Food Bank will also host live and silent auctions the night of the event and is raffling off a $1,000 Wegmans’ gift card, $500 Safeway gift card and $200 Whole Foods’ gift card. Raffle tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online prior to the event, as well as the night of the event. Raffle entrants do not need to be present to win. For more information on the Blue Jean Ball visit www.mdfoodbank. org/bluejeanball.


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The Howard Theatre is back…

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Local ministers offer a blessing on the occasion of the grand reopening of the Howard Theatre. Program emcee, Saleem Hylton

Statue of the iconic Duke Ellington placed on the newly named Ellington Street Plaza(T St, NW).

The newly renovated, restored historic Howard Theatre hosted a series of events commemorating the Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon-Cutting of the theatre that has a been a landmark in the Shaw Community in Northwest, Washington, DC. Three signature events marked this occasion: the Ribbon-Cutting and Community Day (Monday/Apr 9); the VIP Reception and Concert Celebration (Tuesday/Apr 10) and the Grand Gala(Thursday/Apr 12). The collage of photos below captures the essence and feel of the events that took place and the pride of the citizens that said, “we are back.”

Cutting the ribbon of the newly restored, renovated Howard Theatre

Photos by Rob Roberts

Our senior citizens who grew up jamming at the Howard Theatre

Dick Gregory arrives; he performed at the Howard back in the day.

This gentleman traveled with James Brown and would always introduce him on stage.

Opening ceremony; the pouring of libation at the entrance to the new Howard Theatre

The iconic Leslie Uggams

Dionne Warwick

Masterful jazz singer, Al Jarreau

George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars

Guy Lambert, WPGC Radio and Ken Richardson

R&B singer, James Ingram

Mr. Motown, Berry Gordy with Guest (left) and the musical genius of the Motown sound, Smokey Robinson Cathy Hughes, Radio One

Dick Gregory and his daughter, Ayanna DC Mayor Vincent Gray and guest

Dr. and Mrs. Ribeau, Howard University

A floor level view of the Howard theatre main host area

Trombone Shorty, one of the featured performers at the concert.

The owners/ operators of the Howard Theatre welcoming the guests

Rev. Dr. Sandra ButlerTruesdale and Edward Ellington, Jr.

Micheline Bowman and Allison Seymour, both of FOX5 News

Glenn Alan, Chip Ellis, Lakita Stewart, Jeffrey Banks, Sheila Harmon Martin and Edgar Brookins

Leonard, Coleman and Blunt; old school performers

Malik O. Ellis, Esq., COO and coprincipal, Ellis Development Group with family members

The Ali Family (Ben’s Chili Bowl)

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker


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Links Marilyn Harris Davis, Dr. Patricia Schmoke

The Harbor Chapter of The Links, Inc. eloquently drew attention to “affairs of the heart” at a special event, Red Wine and Dark Chocolates held at the Forum on Primrose Avenue. This event coincided with the annual “Go Red for Women” (Wear Red Day) national movement by the American Heart Association addressing the mission to vigorously fight the No 1 Killer of Women, heart disease. The overarching essence was, “as emotional love is emphasized, love of and for life should be promoted and supported by making healthy choices regarding heart factors”. The guests were introduced to the technique of

drinking red win and eating dark chocolates which can also be satisfying, appropriate and beneficial in maintaining positive heart health. This inspiring event raised the levels of consciousness and caring as attendees focused on new information and healthful living, spirituality and social cohesiveness, the enjoyment of the wine and chocolates and having a great time. Health and Human Services facet was established by the Links, Inc. in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in our community and result in the decreased life expectancy of African Americans.

Terri Parker and Pamela Beckham

Marsha Jews, WEAA, 88.9 radio host

Sharon Craig

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Joanne Brooks, Audra Nixon, Columbia Chapter Links

Louise Simms and Donna Hayes Link Ruby Coleman

Donna Rice

Links Judy Smith and Bernellyn Carey Barbara Blount Armstrong is enjoying the wine tasting event! Faith Thomas, president, Baltimore Chapter Links, Donnice Brown, Patapsco River Links

Link Delace Burch, past president, Nannette Mitchell

Annette March-Grier Alumna Link Marion Patterson Paul and Lynn Wockenfuss

Standing, Kristina Wills, Dr. Elwood Holland, Evelyn Jones, Harry Jones. Seated are Jasmine Porter, Keslyna Massey Darlene Stewart and Joseph Gibson, Esq.

Dr. Carlos Yence, Chief Cardiologist, St. Agnes Hospital, Gail Mates, National Spokeswoman, American Heart Association, Del. Helen Holton, Dr. Hope Griffin, GBYN, (retired)

The Baltimore Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. hosted it 41st Annual Nite in Kappa Vegas at the Martin’s West in Woodlawn. The very popular successful fundraising event attracts more than 1200 persons each year as the fraternity continues to provide scholarships for high school students, Guide Right/Kappa League, Forest Park Senior’s Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas baskets for Families, just to name a few of the programs which the funds support. Craig Sims and Bill Day served as Chairman and co-chairmen for the event. Dedric L. Rogers is the 47th Polemarch for the Baltimore Alumni Chapter. Photos By A. Lois De Laine, Ed.D.

Leonard and Angela Stephens James and Virginia Watkins. Seated are Paige and Jenifer Davis

Alice Nickens Taylor, Dr. Jesse Weaver, Alice Pinderhughes, Esq.

Charles Thomas Jr, Ken Bradley, Samuel Jackson Jr at registration desk

Leon and Peggy Hargrove

Howard L. Tutman Jr, 29th International Grand Polemarch and wife Carolyn

Camille Hinmon and Andre Lee

276320 UNIV.OF MD./SC.OF SOCIAL WORK GRANDMOTHERS/GRANDCH 3 x 3.0 Wayne Pulliam, Shirley Pulliam, Maryland State Delegate, Senator Nathaniel McFadden

Stephanie Rawlings Blake, mayor of Baltimore, Mildred Long Harper and Tahlea McNeil

Kappa Silhouette E. Dean Evans and Roslyn Smith

Dedric L. Rogers, 47th Polemarch, right, with family members Leland Rogers, Jennifer Rogers, and Tegera Strum

Dr. Mabel and Teddy Murray

Kappa Silhouette Dr. Alison Riddle-Fletcher, Lisa Settles, Esq., Chandra D. Jackson, Karen Brooks


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AFRO Interviews “Think Like a Man” Creator Steve Harvey and Leading Actor Michael Ealy AFRO: Michael, do you think women should ‘think like a man’? ME: I don’t think it’s about ‘thinking like a man.’ I don’t think women need to change. When you hear ‘think like a man,’ it sounds like we’re saying ‘stop being a woman.’ But why would I say that, I love women, I want you to be you, I want you to be a woman. What I think we do in the film is give insight as Steve did in his book into how men think and how certain decisions are made.  I don’t think a woman can think like a man, because she’s not a man. AFRO:  Steve, you said men cut deals, and women should learn how to cut a deal. Is this really necessary? SH: The title of the book is Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.  I can’t tell you how to be a lady, but ‘think like a man’ in terms of knowing how a man is coming at you, and then act accordingly. That’s really the secret here. If you always act like a lady, you always have the edge. What I give you is the tools to think like a man so that you can make some adjustments. AFRO:  I love your work (SH), but I thought the end of your movie was too predictable. I didn’t consider the end of your movie very real, because everybody was happy. Did you? SH: There are 4 happy couples in the world (in the movie). There are happy people out there.  There is a way to get it (happiness). I thought it was very real in that some conclusions were made on both sides: both of the people wanted the same thing. AFRO:  What made you choose Dominic (Michael Ealy) to be the main male character

of the movie? Does he represent the corrected person in you? SH: He (Dominic) represents a lot of men who are dreamers, who sometimes doctored the resume a bit to get the original girl, we’ve all had it. He’s (Ealy) the perfect guy for the role.

(SH) trying to heal a nation of women, what are you trying to do? SH: I just tried to empower women. I wrote the book intended for my daughters. This is a father (saying) what I would say to my daughters. I wouldn’t tell my daughters half-truths, I wanted them to know the whole truth. I don’t want my daughters half-hurt by some dude by not knowing. I gave all that I could to empower my daughters. I had no idea, that 3 million women later, would buy the book. Courtesy Rotten Tomatoes

Before a recent red carpet preview of “Think Like a Man” in Washington, D.C., AFRO intern Andrea Young had the opportunity to talk with leading man, Michael Ealy and author and creator Steve Harvey.

AFRO: How do you expect all women to relate to this movie? What is this movie really about? SH:  As together as you (women) Michael Ealy are, you can relate to one of those women on that screen at one point in time in your life.  Every woman is Meagan Good.  Every woman meets the Romany Malco who just wants to hit it and move on. Every woman tries to determine if her goods are going to be passed AFRO:  Does the movie really out now or if she’s going fulfill the purpose of why you wrote Steve Harvey to make him work for the book? Courtesy Wikipedia it a little bit. And every SH: Yes. The book had a very guy has to have that moment that Romany positive ending in all cases. I try to share with Malco has, when he walked away from the women that they are far more powerful; to stop door and says that Good is crazy. To lose her is giving away your power, that you (women) what this movie is about.  Every single living control the relationship. Here’s the deal: a man man will eventually arrive at all the points of can’t hold your hand unless you let him. We all of them (male characters).  Kevin Hart took can’t get kiss you unless you open your mouth. his ass back home. Michael Ealy gave this We can’t lay you down to bed unless you pull woman a second chance that played him for back the covers.  See, you (women) control all Morris Chestnut.  Romany Malco discovered of that. he really wanted to be loved and Meagan Good was the chick that was worth giving up being a AFRO:  You are really speaking to women player for.  Terrence J. gave up being a Mama’s that have been used and abused. boy because there was a woman with this little SH: No, I’m talking to women that are boy who made him feel more like a man than trying to get it right. I’m talking to women being a man with his Mama.  Now who do who are in relationships. This ain’t about used you know that ain’t one of them? And every and abused, this is just about understanding woman has had a guy that’s non-committal. So the mindset of men. See, men aren’t bad guys. everybody was in the movie, including you.   If you just understood the rules we play by, it would aid you greatly.  But you (women) keep AFRO:  With that being said, are you thinking that we’re doing it (relationships) by

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the same rules you are doing it by, and we’re not.

AFRO: If moviegoers did not read your book, will that affect their understanding of the movie? SH: You need to get the book, so that you can see what the deal is. I’m not saying that you need the book, but you will see the translation from the book to the movie. The book was purely meant to empower. AFRO: Mr. Ealy, I have such respect for your work because of your sincerity, your genuineness, the heart and the release of emotion you are putting forth on screen. Do you see yourself winning an Oscar? ME: I think if that’s what you feel about my work, we’ll see what the future holds. I stopped working for awards years ago. That will send you into a dark depression. AFRO: Even in the movie Takers, you (ME) were so serious. What drove your passion? ME: The stakes were high (for character Jake Attica), I lost everything, I made some bad decisions. AFRO: I see your career track (ME) as an opportunity to enlighten, similar to Denzel Washington’s path.  What is the depth of you? How far does this go? ME: Time will tell. This was probably the 1st leading man role that I have taken on since I started 10 years ago. I feel like this is just a first step. We’ll see how it goes. When Denzel was coming up, the business itself was different, an antiquated model.  We don’t have that business model anymore. They aren’t just throwing money out there like that. I have to be Michael Ealy, and we must see where that takes me. I’m going to be me.  But I appreciate the connection, because I have followed his (Washington’s) work religiously. I’m a huge fan. That’s a hot compliment, I appreciate that. SH: He’s (ME) the real deal. See more on afro.com

Nicholas Sparks is an award-winning author with his finger on the pulse as well as the heartstrings of readers of the romance genre. All of his 16 novels have been New York Times best-sellers, and seven have been made into movies so far, most notably, “The Notebook,” “Message in a Bottle” and “Dear John,” each of which netted over $100 million at the boxoffice. “The Lucky One” is his latest opus to be brought to the big screen, and this faithful adaptation will undoubtedly resonate with his

Film Review legions of loyal fans. Directed by double Oscar-nominee Scott Hicks (for Shine), the film stars hunky heartthrob Zac Efron as Logan Thibault, a Marine serving his third tour of duty in Iraq. At the point of departure, we find Sergeant Thibault pausing while on patrol in the desert to pick up a photograph lying in the rubble of a battlefield. Moments later, a bomb detonates up ahead on the spot where he would otherwise have been standing. Crediting the pretty blonde (Taylor Schilling) in the picture with saving his life,

Taylor Schilling and Zac Efron star in “The Lucky One”

he vows to track down his guardian angel to thank her upon his return to the States. Of course that proves easier said than done since, when Logan returns home eight months later, he has enough trouble just readjusting to civilian life due to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Not only can’t the quick-tempered vet hold down a job, but he even finds himself kicked out of the house by his sister (Courtney J. Clark) after his bizarre behavior starts frightening her kids. The eviction is all the impetus Logan needs to embark on a cross-country trek by foot from Colorado to North Carolina, following clues pointing to the mysterious woman in the photo. Accompanied by his trusty German shepherd, Zeus, he tracks down the beautiful Beth Clayton in a sleepy town called Hamden where she runs a kennel with the help of her mother (Blythe Danner). Logan’s need of a job, a place to stay, a dog house

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War Vet Searches for Woman in Photo Peace & Love After All - Ain’t That Funny? in Latest Nicholas Sparks Tearjerker Black Love Still Exists in 2012

and a life mate conveniently dovetail with the singlemom’s need for a beau, a live-in employee, a protector from an abusive ex (Jay R. Ferguson) and a father figure for her neglected young son (Riley Thomas Stewart). Given the stunning number of coincidences, it’s not hard to guess how this formulaic love story is going to end. The big hangup is that the knight in shining armor inexplicably lies instead of summoning up the gumption to explain exactly why he showed up at the object of his affection’s doorstep unannounced in the first place. Pack a box of Kleenex for that watershed moment when he finally comes clean and the tears start to flow. Another pat, paintby-numbers masterpiece by Nicholas Sparks, the undisputed king of the syrupy soap opera. Very Good HHH Rated PG-13 for violence and sexuality. Running time: 101 minutes Distributor: Warner Brothers

Everybody and their mama will find solutions to their drama in this first etching of Steve Harvey’s Think Like A Man movie. It’s silly, it’s hilarious, it’s funny – and all you have to do is watch and listen to learn a bit more about the truth; according to Harvey’s book that is. Claiming to reveal the mindset of men and to empower women based upon the best-selling book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think about Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment, Harvey and Rainforest Films have brought the drama of four couples, desperately seeking love - whether they know it or not - to the silver screen. Headlining this ensemble comedy drama is Washington, DC’s own Golden Globe nominee and NAACP Image Award nominee, Michael Ealy.  Playing the role of Dominic, Ealy, who also earned the Best Supporting Actor Award from the African-American Film Critics Association, passionately finds his life’s execution as a chef through the inspiration of love for Lauren (Taraji P. Henson), another Washington, DC native, and Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress. Even though time is money, it will not be wasted as you’ll spend most of your time laughing at characters who remind you of yourself and somebody else (you wish you didn’t know); Think Like a Man was directed by Tim Story and screenplay written by Keith Merryman & David A. Newman.  All the while you’ll be viewing a lighthearted and funny educational empowerment moment provided by none other than executive producer Harvey. This movie is one Black comedy you won’t want to miss. Other characters embroiled in this multiplicity of love battles are played by none other than the following outstanding actors: Alex (Jerry Ferrara) who won’t commit to Kristen (Gabrielle Union); Zeke (Romany Malco) who wants to hit it and quit it with

Mya (Meagan Good); and Michael (Terrence J.) who won’t stop being a mama’s boy while dating Candace (Regina Hall). If these dramafilled pairs don’t keep you laughing, Cedric (Kevin Hart) will, who brings comedic relief as he talks constantly about obscene moments or about his divorcee’ Gail (Wendy Williams).  Comically interconnected and diversely opinionated, these desperate couples are haphazardly ignited as the men band together in efforts to trick the women into believing they are the fulfillment of the book’s objectives. Supporting actors Jenifer Lewis, Gary Owen, La La Anthony, Morris Chestnut, and Chris Brown bring more cozy commotion and comical fuss as they agitate this man vs. woman game to a predictable win-win for both teams. Curiously funny, all four couples suffer from indignation to ego to smitten to lovebitten as they struggle to be free from their filthy habits and inhibitions about relationships. Making plain the concepts we swear we already know, Harvey, is shown in television talk show featurettes, as the drama of eight people and many others swells to a mini-revolution and triumph. Delightful surprises continue throughout the flick featuring Sherri Shepherd, J. Anthony Brown, Omar Leyva, Tony Rock, Bruce Bruce, Luenell, Jamie Foster Brown and a generous host of others giving decent cameo performances. And last but not least, the camera keeps rolling as professional athletes such as Ron Artest, Lisa Leslie, Darren Collison, Rashad Butler, Shannon Brown, and Matt Brown show the leading men how to really play ball and win.  It’s love, love, and more love in the air! Everyone loves African-American comedy, and Harvey has said a sequel is sure to come.

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Tenants of the Subject Property The Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland And all Persons having or claiming to have An interest in the property listed below; Their respective heirs, devisees, executors, administrators, grantees, assigns, or successors in right title and interest

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The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the property in the City of Baltimore, sold by the Collector of Taxes for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland to the Plaintiff in this proceeding: Ward 16, Section 25, Block 2361, Lot 029 Known as 2421 Arunah Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland Lot Size 23-10 X 95 The Complaint states, among other things, that the amount necessary for redemption has not been paid. It is thereupon this 15th day of March, 2012 by the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a coy of this order in THE AFRO AMERICAN, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive weeks, warning all persons interested in the property to appear in this Court by the 14th day of May, 2012 and redeem the subject property and answer the Complaint or thereafter a final judgment will be entered foreclosing all rights of redemption in the property, and vesting in the Plaintiff title to the property, free and clear of all encumbrances. TRUE COPY TEST W. Michel Pierson, Judge Clerk of the Circuit Court Frank M. Conaway, Clerk Court for TYPESET: Circuit Wed AprCity 18 Baltimore 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BALTIMORE CITY Case Number 24-C-12-001137/FR SEDONA INVESTMENTS, LLC c/o Allen C. Tochterman, Esq. 11411 Cedar Lane Kingsville, Maryland 21087 Plaintiff

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The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the property in the City of Baltimore, sold by the Collector of Taxes for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland to the Plaintiff in this proceeding: Ward 16, Section 19, Block 2424B, Lot 066 Known as 3017 Grayson Street, Baltimore, Maryland Lot Size 14 x 76-6 The Complaint states, among other things, that the amount necessary for redemption has not been paid. It is thereupon this 6th day of March, 2012 by the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a coy of this order in THE AFRO AMERICAN, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive weeks, warning all persons interested in the property to appear in this Court by the 5th day of May, 2012 and redeem the subject property and answer the Complaint or thereafter a final judgment will be entered foreclosing all rights of redemption in the property, and vesting in the Plaintiff title to the property, free and clear of all encumbrances. TRUE COPY TEST Lynn K. Stewart, Judge Clerk of the Circuit Court Frank M. Conaway, Clerk TYPESET:Circuit Wed Court Apr for18 Baltimore City 4/6, 4/13, 4/20

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The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the property in the City of Baltimore, sold by the Collector of Taxes for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland to the Plaintiff in this proceeding: Ward 15, Section 03, Block 2438, Lot 011 Known as 1720 North Ellamont Street, Baltimore, Maryland Lot Size 13-10 x 128-4 The Complaint states, among other things, that the amount necessary for redemption has not been paid. It is thereupon this 28th day of February, 2012 by the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a coy of this order in THE AFRO AMERICAN, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive weeks, warning all persons interested in the property to appear in this Court by the 28th day of April, 2012 and redeem the subject property and answer the Complaint or thereafter a final judgment will be entered foreclosing all rights of redemption in the property, and vesting in the Plaintiff title to the property, free and clear of all encumbrances. TRUE COPY TEST Lynn K. Stewart, 10:55:17 EDT 2012Judge Clerk of the Circuit Court Frank M. Conaway, Clerk Circuit Court for Baltimore TYPESET: Wed AprCity18 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BALTIMORE CITY Case Number 24-C-12-001138/FR SEDONA INVESTMENTS, LLC c/o Allen C. Tochterman, Esq. 11411 Cedar Lane Kingsville, Maryland 21087 Plaintiff

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The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the property in the City of Baltimore, sold by the Collector of Taxes for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland to the Plaintiff in this proceeding: Ward 26, Section 20, Block 6155, Lot 017 Known as 3135 McElderry Street, Baltimore, Maryland Lot Size 14-6 x 70 The Complaint states, among other things, that the amount necessary for redemption has not been paid. It is thereupon this 28th day of February, 2012 by the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a coy of this order in THE AFRO AMERICAN, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive weeks, warning all persons interested in the property to appear in this Court by the 28th day of April, 2012 and redeem the subject property and answer the Complaint or thereafter a final judgment will be entered foreclosing all rights of redemption in the property, and vesting in the Plaintiff title to the property, free and clear of all encumbrances. TRUE COPY TEST Lynn K. Stewart, Judge Clerk of the Circuit Court Frank M. Conaway, Clerk Circuit Court for 10:47:07 EDT 2012 Baltimore City 4/6, 4/13, 4/20

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The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the property in the City of Baltimore, sold by the Collector of Taxes for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland to the Plaintiff in this proceeding: Ward 09, Section 12, Block 1099A, Lot 038 Known as 1211 East North Avenue, Baltimore Maryland Lot Size 15 x 90 The Complaint states, among other things, that the amount necessary for redemption has not been paid. It is thereupon this 27th day of February, 2012 by the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a coy of this order in THE AFRO AMERICAN, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive weeks, warning all persons interested in the property to appear in this Court by the 27th day of April, 2012 and redeem the subject property and answer the Complaint or thereafter a final judgment will be entered foreclosing all rights of redemption in the property, and vesting in the Plaintiff title to the property, free and clear of all encumbrances. TRUE COPY TEST Gale E. Rasin, Judge Clerk of the Circuit Court Frank M. Conaway, Clerk Circuit Court for Baltimore City 4/6, 4/13, 4/20

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Defendants ORDER OF PUBLICATION

The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the property in the City of Baltimore, sold by the Collector of Taxes for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland to the Plaintiff in this proceeding: Ward 03, Section 02, Block 1367, Lot 016 Known as 1414 East Lombard Street, Baltimore Maryland Lot Size 14-3 x 66-9 The Complaint states, among other things, that the amount necessary for redemption has not been paid. It is thereupon this 6th day of March, 2012 by the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a coy of this order in THE AFRO AMERICAN, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive weeks, warning all persons interested in the property to appear in this Court by the 5th day of May, 2012 and redeem the subject property and answer the Complaint or thereafter a final judgment will be entered foreclosing all rights of redemption in the property, and vesting in the Plaintiff title to the property, free and clear of all encumbrances. TRUE COPY TEST Lynn K. Stewart, Judge Clerk of the Circuit Court Frank M. Conaway, Clerk Circuit Court for Baltimore City 4/6, 4/13, 4/20

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (“HABC”) is requesting proposals from interested and qualified entities to implement an Enhanced Leasing Assistance Program, designed to assist non-elderly persons with disabilities in successfully leasing rental units subsidized by Housing Choice Vouchers or Section 8 project-based vouchers issued by HABC. PROPOSALS WILL BE DUE no later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, June 7, 2012. A non-mandatory pre-proposals conference will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., at 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 416, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. HABC has established a minimum goal of twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar amount of the proposed contract for Minority Business Enterprise (“MBE”) utilization, applicable to all minority and nonminority businesses proposing to provide the requested services as the prime contractor. No goal has been established for participation of Women-owned businesses (“WBEs”), however, HABC strongly encourages and affirmatively promotes the use of WBEs in all HABC contracts. Responders shall also comply with all applicable requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, 12 U.S.C. Section 1701u.The RFP may be obtained on or after Monday, April 30, 2012, 2011, at the following location: Housing Authority of Baltimore City Division of Fiscal Operations, Purchasing Department 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414 Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Attention: John Airey, Chief of Contracting Services Tel: (410)396-3261 Fax: (410)962-1586 Questions regarding the RFP should be directed in writing to the address and individual indicated above, and must include the reference: HABC RFP Number B-1696-12.

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1230-32 Light Street Thomas MinLight Street Elizabeth Min Yong Bok Lee Roland Park Victor´s Market, Inc. Transfer of ownership 51091⁄2-5113 Roland Ave. Nancy Cohen Rena Sue Sherman Michael Schaffer

Oldewurtel, Doris Transfer of ownership from 501 S. Lehigh Stree Doris N. Oldewurte representative

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v. SAMUEL HILL PATRICIA ANN HILL MICHAEL SAMUEL HILL PHILIP REGINALD HILL JUAN HILL GLOBE HOME IMPROVEMENT CO. INCORPORATED WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.

Unknown Tenants of the Subject Property The Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland And all Persons having or claiming to have An interest in the property listed below; Their respective heirs, devisees, executors, administrators, grantees, assigns, or successors in right title and interest

Defendants ORDER OF PUBLICATION

The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the property in the City of Baltimore, sold by the Collector of Taxes for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland to the Plaintiff in this proceeding: Ward 09, Section 14, Block 4010L, Lot 22 Known as 1000 Bonaparte Ave, Baltimore Maryland Lot Size 14 x 93 The Complaint states, among other things, that the amount necessary for redemption has not been paid. It is thereupon this 24th day of February, 2012 by the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a coy of this order in THE AFRO AMERICAN, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive weeks, warning all persons interested in the property to appear in this Court by the 24th day of April, 2012 and redeem the subject property and answer the Complaint or thereafter a final judgment will be entered foreclosing all rights of redemption in the property, and vesting in the Plaintiff title to the property, free and clear of all encumbrances. TRUE COPY TEST Gale E. Rasin, Judge Clerk of the Circuit Court Frank M. Conaway, Clerk Circuit Court for TYPESET: Wed AprCity 18 Baltimore 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BALTIMORE CITY Case Number 24-C-12-001119/FR SEDONA INVESTMENTS, LLC c/o Allen C. Tochterman, Esq. 11411 Cedar Lane Kingsville, Maryland 21087 Plaintiff

v. ANGELO L. MIDDLETON IDEAL FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK GERALD A. SMITH, TRUSTEE

Unknown Tenants of the Subject Property The Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland And all Persons having or claiming to have An interest in the property listed below; Their respective heirs, devisees, executors, administrators, grantees, assigns, or successors in right title and interest

Defendants ORDER OF PUBLICATION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BALTIMORE CITY Case Number 24-C-11-001501/FR PIKESWOOD, LLC c/o Allen C. Tochterman, Esq. 11411 Cedar Lane Kingsville, Maryland 21087 Plaintiff

v. ASHISH PANT ANJALI TRIPATHI PANT CITIBANK FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK B. GEORGE BALLMAN TRUSTEE THOMAS D. GIBBONS, TRUSTEE

Tenants of the Subject Property The Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland And all Persons having or claiming to have An interest in the property listed below; Their respective heirs, devisees, executors, administrators, grantees, assigns, or successors in right title and interest

Defendants ORDER OF PUBLICATION

The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the property in the City of Baltimore, sold by the Collector of Taxes for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland to the Plaintiff in this proceeding: Ward 02, Section 06, Block 1874A, Lot 247 Known as 1000 Fell Street, Unite P74, Baltimore, Maryland, Lot Size 153 Square Feet The Complaint states, among other things, that the amount necessary for redemption has not been paid. It is thereupon this 13th day of March, 2012 by the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a coy of this order in THE AFRO AMERICAN, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive weeks, warning all persons interested in the property to appear in this Court by the 12th day of May, 2012 and redeem the subject property and answer the Complaint or thereafter a final judgment will be entered foreclosing all rights of redemption in the property, and vesting in the Plaintiff title to the property, free and clear of all encumbrances. TRUE COPY TEST W. Michel Pierson, Judge Clerk of the Circuit Court Frank M. Conaway, Clerk Circuit Court for Baltimore TYPESET: 4/6, Wed AprCity 18 4/13, 4/20 IN THE CIRCUIT 10:52:55 EDT 2012

COURT FOR BALTIMORE CITY Case Number 24-C-11-001501/FR PIKESWOOD, LLC c/o Allen C. Tochterman, Esq. 11411 Cedar Lane Kingsville, Maryland 21087 Plaintiff

v. ASHISH PANT ANJALI TRIPATHI PANT CITIBANK FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK B. GEORGE BALLMAN TRUSTEE THOMAS D. GIBBONS, TRUSTEE

Tenants of the Subject Property The Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland And all Persons having or claiming to have An interest in the property listed below; Their respective heirs, devisees, executors, administrators, grantees, assigns, or successors in right title and interest

Defendants ORDER OF PUBLICATION

The object of this proceeding The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the all rights of redemption in the property in the City of Balproperty in the City of Bal- timore, sold by the Collector timore, sold by the Collector of Taxes for the City of Balof Taxes for the City of Bal- timore and the State of Maryland to the Plaintiff in this timore and the State of Maryland to the Plaintiff in this proceeding: Ward 02, Section 06, Block proceeding: 1874A, Lot 248 Ward 16, Section 19, Block Known as 1000 Fell Street, 2452, Lot 42 Known as 3033 Brighton Unite P75, Baltimore, Maryland, Lot Size Street, Baltimore 153 Square Feet Maryland Lot Size The Complaint states, among 14 x 86-9 The Complaint states, among other things, that the amount other things, that the amount necessary for redemption necessary for redemption has not been paid. It is thereupon this 13th day of has not been paid. It is thereupon this 28th day of March, 2012 by the Circuit February, 2012 by the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, ORDERED, that notice be Court of Baltimore City, ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a coy given by the insertion of a coy of this order in THE AFRO of this order in THE AFRO AMERICAN, a newspaper of AMERICAN, a newspaper of general circulation in the City general circulation in the City of Baltimore once a week for of Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive weeks, three (3) successive weeks, w a r n i n g a l l p e r s o n s w a r n i n g a l l p e r s o n s interested in the property to interested in the property to appear in this Court by the appear in this Court by the 12th day of May, 2012 and 28th day of April, 2012 and redeem the subject property redeem the subject property and answer the Complaint or and answer the Complaint or thereafter a final judgment thereafter a final judgment will be entered foreclosing all will be entered foreclosing all rights of redemption in the rights of redemption in the property, and vesting in the property, and vesting in the Plaintiff title to the property, Plaintiff title to the property, free and clear of all encumfree and clear of all encum- brances. TRUE COPY TEST brances. W. Michel Pierson, TRUE COPY TEST Judge Lynn K. Stewart, Clerk of the Circuit Court Judge Frank M. Conaway, Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court Circuit Court for Frank M. Conaway, Clerk Baltimore City CircuitApr Court TYPESET: Wed 18for12:30:31 EDT 2012 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 Baltimore City 4/6, 4/13, 4/20

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BALTIMORE CITY Case Number 24-C-12-001743/FR SEDONA INVESTMENTS, LLC c/o Allen C. Tochterman, Esq. 11411 Cedar Lane Kingsville, Maryland 21087 Plaintiff

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BALTIMORE CITY Case Number 24-C-11-008849/FR SEDONA INVESTMENTS, LLC c/o Allen C. Tochterman, Esq. 11411 Cedar Lane Kingsville, Maryland 21087 Plaintiff

Unknown Tenants of the Subject Property The Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland And all Persons having or claiming to have An interest in the property listed below; Their respective heirs, devisees, executors, administrators, grantees, assigns, or successors in right title and interest

Unknown Tenants of the Subject Property The Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland And all Persons having or claiming to have An interest in the property listed below; Their respective heirs, devisees, executors, administrators, grantees, assigns, or successors in right title and interest

v. Louise Charlton George W. Benning Daniel Andrade Carolyn Andrade

Defendants ORDER OF PUBLICATION

The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the property in the City of Baltimore, sold by the Collector of Taxes for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland to the Plaintiff in this proceeding: Ward 07, Section 01, Block 1609, Lot 037 Known as 828 North Luzerne Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland Lot Size 13-8 x 70 The Complaint states, among other things, that the amount necessary for redemption has not been paid. It is thereupon this 23rd day of March, 2012 by the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a coy of this order in THE AFRO AMERICAN, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive weeks, warning all persons interested in the property to appear in this Court by the 22nd day of May, 2012 and redeem the subject property and answer the Complaint or thereafter a final judgment will be entered foreclosing all rights of redemption in the property, and vesting in the Plaintiff title to the property, free and clear of all encumbrances. TRUE COPY TEST Sylvester B. Cox, Judge Clerk of the Circuit Court Frank M. Conaway, Clerk Circuit Court for TYPESET: Wed AprCity 18 Baltimore 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR 10:50:29 EDT 2012 BALTIMORE CITY Case Number 24-C-12-001581/FR SEDONA INVESTMENTS, LLC c/o Allen C. Tochterman, Esq. 11411 Cedar Lane Kingsville, Maryland 21087 Plaintiff

v. Lamont Montague Alisa Moore David Borinsky, Trustee Bridge Private Lending, LLC Ticor Title Insurance Company, Trustee Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Incorporated American Equity Mortgage Incorporated

Unknown Tenants of the Subject Property The Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland And all Persons having or claiming to have An interest in the property listed below; Their respective heirs, devisees, executors, administrators, grantees, assigns, or successors in right title and interest

Defendants ORDER OF PUBLICATION

The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the property in the City of Baltimore, sold by the Collector of Taxes for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland to the Plaintiff in this proceeding: Ward 15, Section 07, Block 2319, Lot 056 Known as 2416 Baker Street, Baltimore, Maryland Lot Size 19 x 80 The Complaint states, among other things, that the amount necessary for redemption has not been paid. It is thereupon this 15th day of March, 2012 by the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a coy of this order in THE AFRO AMERICAN, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive weeks, warning all persons interested in the property to appear in this Court by the 14th day of May, 2012 and redeem the subject property and answer the Complaint or thereafter a final judgment will be entered foreclosing all rights of redemption in the property, and vesting in the Plaintiff title to the property, free and clear of all encumbrances. TRUE COPY TEST W. Michel Pierson, Judge Clerk of the Circuit Court Frank M. Conaway, Clerk Circuit Court for Baltimore City 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

v. Antoine Mitter Bank of America, NA PRLAP, Incorporated, Trustee

Defendants ORDER OF PUBLICATION

City of Baltimore Department of Finance Bureau of Purchases Sealed proposals addressed to the Board of Estimates of Baltimore, will be received until, but not later than 11:00 a.m. local time on the following date(s) for the stated requirements: MAY 2, 2012 FIVE TON CREW CAB DUMP TRUCKS B50002381 THE ENTIRE SOLICITATION DOCUMENT CAN BE VIEWED AND DOWN LOADED BY VISITING THE CITYS WEB SITE:

TYPESET: Wed Apr 18 10:45:21 EDT 2012 www.baltimorecitibuy.org Baltimore City Public Schools INVITATION FOR BID: BCS-12090 Business Management Services

The Baltimore City Board of School Commis-

The object of this proceeding sioners invites interested companies to submit is to secure the foreclosure of bids to provide business/financial related serall rights of redemption in the vices to interested schools. property in the City of Baltimore, sold by the Collector of Taxes for the City of BalIn order to participate, interested bidders need timore and the State of to register with eMaryland Marketplace by Maryland to the Plaintiff in this visiting their website at proceeding: Ward 08, Section 13, Block https://ebidmarketplace.com and clicking the 1536, Lot 014 Registration button. Known as 2327 Preston Street, Baltimore, Solicitation BCS-12090 will be available for Maryland Lot Size 15 x 70 review commencing Thursday, April 12, The Complaint states, among 2012. other things, that the amount necessary for redemption A Pre-Bid meeting is scheduled for Thursday, has not been paid. It is thereupon this 5th day of April 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. local time, 200 E. April, 2012 by the Circuit North Avenue, Room 301. Court of Baltimore City, ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a coy The Bid Due Date is Thursday, May 10, of this order in THE AFRO 2012, at 11:00 a.m. local time. No bids will be AMERICAN, a newspaper of accepted after that time. Any questions related general circulation in the City to this solicitation should be directed to the of Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive weeks, Buyer, Dorothy Hale at DHale@bcps.k12.md. TYPESET: Wed Apr 18 10:42:05 EDT 2012 warning all persons us interested in the property to appear in this Court by the 4th day of June, 2012 and redeem the subject property Baltimore City Public Schools and answer the Complaint or TYPESET: Wed INVITATION Apr 18 10:42:54 EDT 2012 FOR BIDS: thereafter a final judgment will be entered foreclosing all BCS-12094 rights of redemption in the HVAC System Renovation Services at property, and vesting in the Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School Plaintiff leasehold title to the BOARD OF LIQUOR LICENSE property, free and clear of all #210FOR COMMISSIONERS encumbrances. BALTIMORE CITY TRUE COPY TEST The Baltimore NOTICE City Board of School CommisMarcella A. Holland, sioners is inviting interested companies to Judge Petitions have been filed by the following applicants for Clerk of the Circuit Court to: BCS-12094. licensessubmit to sell bids alcoholic beverages at the premises set Frank M. Conaway, Clerk opposite their respective names. The real property for Circuit Court these for applications will be posted on Monday, April 16, In order to participate, interested bidders need Baltimore 10:49:11 EDT 2012 City 2012. Written protests concerning any application will be to until visitandeMaryland websiteor at 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 accepted including theMarketplace time of the conference hearing.https://emaryland.buyspeed.com/bso/login. Conferences and public hearings will be held after May 3, 2012. jsp Interested parties should contact the office of the Board, 231 E. Baltimore Street, 6th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 or by calling (410) 396-4385 to determine Solicitation BCS-12094 willapplication be available the exact time and date that a particular will befor review Friday, protests April 20,will 2012. considered bycommencing the Board. Written be acknowledged by the Board and such protestants will be notifiedThe as toBid the date, of the hearing and/or Due time Dateand is place Thursday, May 17, 2012 conference.

at 11:00 a.m. local time. No bids will be

1. CLASS “B” BEER, WINE LIQUOR accepted after that&time. AnyLICENSE questions related Elizabethshould M, Inc. be directed to the to this solicitation Transfer of location from 1238 -42 Buyer, Mike Krupnik atStreet MKrupnick@bcps.k12. 1230-32 Light md.us. Thomas MinLight Street Elizabeth Min Yong Bok Lee

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BALTIMORE CITY Case Number 24-C-12-001120/FR SEDONA INVESTMENTS, LLC c/o Allen C. Tochterman, Esq. 11411 Cedar Lane Kingsville, Maryland 21087 Plaintiff

“Certified Minority Business Enterprises are RolandWed Park Apr Victor´s TYPESET: 18 Market, 10:42:27 EDT 2012 encouraged to respond to thisInc. solicitation.” Transfer of ownership 51091⁄2-5113 Roland Ave. Nancy Cohen Rena Sue Sherman MichaelCity Schaffer Baltimore Public Schools

INVITATION FOR BIDS:

Red Fish Wine, LLC BCS-12095 Request to remove restrictions HVAC and 4001 Sprinkler Systems Renovation Falls Road SusanLaurence Rhee Services at Paul Dunbar Middle “No Keno, no mini bottles#133 or anything School Boksun Leeless than a pint, no loose beers other than 22oz. that cost in excess of $4 and The Baltimore City School a sign maintained on Board 40th andofFalls RoadCommis-

sioners is inviting interested companies to

2. CLASS “B” bids BEER & LIQUOR RESTAURANT submit to:WINE BCS-12095. LICENSE Tank, Inc. In order toTransfer participate, interested bidders need of ownership Reisterstown Road to visit 5302 eMaryland Marketplace website at Bernard Dixon https://emaryland.buyspeed.com/bso/login. Glen Arm Family of Foods jsp Transfer of ownership 1401 E. Clement Street M. Hudson Solicitation Patrick BCS-12095 will be available for GPA, LLC reviewNew commencing April 20, 2012. with outdoorFriday, table service 1066 Lancaster Street Smith The Bid DueAlexander Date is Thursday, May 17, 2012 Blue Café, LLC No bids will be at 11:00 a.m.Sage local time. New with outdoor table service accepted after time. Any questions related 1604that Kelly Avenue to this solicitation should Matthew Lallo be directed to the Tower, Buyer, Mike Shot Krupnik at LLC MKrupnick@bcps.k12. New with outdoor table service and md.us. 811 S. Broadway Ryan Perberg catering Enterprises are “Certified off-premises Minority Business TYPESET: Wed Apr Dining, 18 to 10:41:32 EDT 2012 Mission-Driven LLCsolicitation.” encouraged to respond this Request to add live entertainment 1417 Thames Street Richard Alvarina Michael Klein Baltimore City Public Schools Charles Nabit INVITATION FOR New Page Ventures, Inc.BIDS: Request to add outdoor table BCS-12093 3436-38 Frederick Avenue Roof Replacement Services at Patricia Hoyte William H.and Lemmel Middle School #79 service live entertainment Michon Anthony Ward of School CommisThe BaltimoreDamon City Board 2933 O´Donnell St, LLC sioners isTransfer inviting interested companies to of ownership, submit bids to: BCS-12093. request 2933 O´Donnell Street Paul Ernst In order to participate, interested bidders need for outdoor table service to visit eMaryland Marketplace website at Tim Ernst

https://emaryland.buyspeed.com/bso/login.

3. CLASS jspBD7 BEER WINE & LIQUOR LICENSE TAVERN LICENSE Redhill Ventures, LLC Solicitation willsecured be available for Transfer ofBCS-12093 ownership from review commencing 4825 BelairFriday, Road April 20, 2012. Annett Elliott Lynda Ann Willabus The Bidcreditor Due Date Thursday, Maria Ofeliais Depaz Cruz May 17, 2012

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPUTER INFORMATION SERVICES SPECIALIST II MARS HELPDESK MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (MSDE) - Ranked # 1 in Education nationally 4 years in a rowseeks insightful, customer service oriented, energetic problem-solver, for a MARS Helpdesk Specialist. Join our Baltimore team to provide end user support for production operations of the Maryland Accountability & Reporting System (MARS), a proprietary data system for program applications and reimbursement claims for our Child Nutrition Programs Branch & activities! MARS HELPDESK SPECIALIST- CTR # 184-12 (Contractual) QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from accredited high school or possession of a high school equv certificate req´d. Cert in Microsoft, MCSE, Comp Network Engineer or Directory Mang´t pref & one (1) yr of exp evaluating, implementing & maintaining personal comp hardware & software req´d. Exp providing tech assistance in responding to Help Desk calls from users of comp systems & exp w/ comp help desk software, general MS Office software, Internet Explorer, databases & providing user support over telephone pref. NOTES: Exp responding to & resolving help desk calls from users of comp, or operating comp equip for data entry, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, data base or other applications may sub on a year-for-year basis for the req´d edu. Salary Range: $38,594 - $55,859 For more info. visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/aboutmsde/jobs MSDE is a state agency that develops & administers education, library & rehabilitation programs, & is on the forefront of standards-based reform of public education & is committed to promoting & maintaining a diverse workforce. To Apply: Reference Position CTR 184-12 &FAX (410-333-8950) or mail your MSDE APPLICATION & RESUME to Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Balto. MD. 21201. Applications/resumes should be received by May 4, 2012. AA/EEO

at 11:00 a.m. local time. No bids will be 1015that Charles, accepted after time.LLC Any questions related Request toshould add livebe directed to the to this solicitation 1015-19 S. Charles Street Buyer. Antoine Pettaway entertainment

Clark Hudak, “Certified Minority Business Enterprises are TYPESET: Wed Apr 18 Jr. 10:42:54 EDT 2012 Northwood Lounge, encouraged to respond toLLC this solicitation.” .Transfer of ownership from secured 1552-54 Havenwood Road Kevin Tobin creditor, request entertainment BOARDfor OFlive LIQUOR LICENSE Emory White COMMISSIONERS FOR Atlantic Café CITY BALTIMORE NOTICE

Petitions have been filed by the following applicants for licenses to sell alcoholic beverages at the premises set opposite their respective names. The real property for these applications will be posted on Monday, April 16, 2012. Written protests concerning any application will be accepted until and including the time of the conference or hearing. Conferences and public hearings will be held after May 3, 2012. Interested parties should contact the office of the Board, 231 E. Baltimore Street, 6th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 or by calling (410) 396-4385 to determine the exact time and date that a particular application will be considered by the Board. Written protests will be acknowledged by the Board and such protestants will be notified as to the date, time and place of the hearing and/or conference. 1. CLASS “B” BEER, WINE & LIQUOR LICENSE Elizabeth M, Inc. Transfer of location from 1238 -42 1230-32 Light Street Thomas MinLight Street Elizabeth Min Yong Bok Lee Roland Park Victor´s Market, Inc. Transfer of ownership 51091⁄2-5113 Roland Ave. Nancy Cohen Rena Sue Sherman Michael Schaffer Red Fish Wine, LLC Request to remove restrictions 4001 Falls Road Susan Rhee “No Keno, no mini bottles or anything Boksun Leeless than a pint, no loose beers other than 22oz. that cost in excess of $4 and a sign maintained on 40th and Falls Road 2. CLASS “B” BEER WINE & LIQUOR RESTAURANT

Red Fish Wine, LLC Request to remove restrictions LEGAL NOTICES 4001 Falls Road Susan Rhee “No Keno, no mini bottles or anything Boksun Leeless than a pint, no loose beers other than 22oz. that cost in excess of $4 and a sign maintained on 40th and Falls Road 2. CLASS “B” BEER WINE & LIQUOR RESTAURANT LICENSE Tank, Inc. Transfer of ownership 5302 Reisterstown Road Bernard Dixon Glen Arm Family of Foods Transfer of ownership 1401 E. Clement Street Patrick M. Hudson GPA, LLC New with outdoor table service 1066 Lancaster Street Alexander Smith Blue Sage Café, LLC New with outdoor table service 1604 Kelly Avenue Matthew Lallo Shot Tower, LLC New with outdoor table service and 811 S. Broadway Ryan Perberg off-premises catering Mission-Driven Dining, LLC Request to add live entertainment 1417 Thames Street Richard Alvarina Michael Klein Charles Nabit New Page Ventures, Inc. Request to add outdoor table 3436-38 Frederick Avenue Patricia Hoyte service and live entertainment Michon Anthony Damon Ward 2933 O´Donnell St, LLC Transfer of ownership, request 2933 O´Donnell Street Paul Ernst for outdoor table service Tim Ernst 3. CLASS BD7 BEER WINE & LIQUOR LICENSE TAVERN LICENSE Redhill Ventures, LLC Transfer of ownership from secured 4825 Belair Road Annett Elliott creditor Lynda Ann Willabus Maria Ofelia Depaz Cruz 1015 Charles, LLC Request to add live 1015-19 S. Charles Street Antoine Pettaway entertainment Clark Hudak, Jr. Northwood Lounge, LLC .Transfer of ownership from secured 1552-54 Havenwood Road Kevin Tobin creditor, request for live entertainment Emory White Atlantic Café

Transfer of ownership, request to add 2641 Hudson Street Nathaniel Scroggins outdoor table service and live entertainment Dennis Danielezyk ACA Liquors, Inc. Transfer of ownership 500 E. North Avenue ByongWook Am Patrick Min Amador, Leon Transfer of ownershipfrom secured 105 S. Conkling Street Leon Rodriguez Amador creditorPRJS, LLC Transfer of ownership 2903 O´Donnell Street AsapasiaCharlambopoulos Antonia Stavrakis Stefer, LLC Transfer of ownership& location 702 S. Broadway Stephen Davis from secured creditor at 701 Scott Street, VincenteArce request to add live entertainment and outdoor table service Oldewurtel, Doris Transfer of ownership from personal 501 S. Lehigh Street Doris N. Oldewurtel representative 4. CLASS “D” BEER WINE LICENSE Baltimore City Lodge #3 Request to add live 3920 Buena Vista Avenue Fraternal Order of Police entertainment Charles Brawner, Sr. Richard Simmons Daniel Fickus 5. CLASS D BEER & WINE LICENSE Iberico, LLC Transfer of ownership, add off-premises 1444 Light Street Germania Benalcazar catering Kevin Perry Cecilia Benalcazar

5. CLASS D BEER & WINE LICENSE Iberico, LLC Transfer of ownership, add of 1444 Light Street Germania Benalcaz catering Kevin Perry Cecilia Benalcazar

To advertise in the AFRO Call 410-554-8200

Wed2012 Apr 18 10:46:39 EDT 2012 TYPESET: Wed Apr 18 TYPESET: 10:49:41 EDT TYPESET: Wed Apr 18 10:51:23 2012 TYPESET: Wed Apr 18 16:19:18 2012 TYPESET: Wed Apr 18 10:54:02 2012 LEGALEDT NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGALEDT NOTICES LEGALEDT NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES

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4. CLASS “D” BEER WINE LICENSE Baltimore City Lodge Request to add live 3920 Buena Vista Ave Fraternal Order of Po entertainment Charles Brawner, S Richard Simmons Daniel Fickus

ADVERTISING DIRECTOR The AFRO-American Newspaper is a prestigious and well established minority owned media publisher with office located in Maryland and Washington, DC. We are nationally recognized for our superior coverage and timely communication of newsworthy events, particularly those in urban and ethnic communities nationally. We are seeking an Advertising Director to manage the Baltimore and Washington DC, location and oversee and manage sales staff and advertising professionals. The primary tasks will be to manage the day-to-day activities and supervise the overall selling efforts for both display and classified advertisements; prospect new clients and obtain pertinent information related to advertising; sell classified and display advertising space for publication and website; motivate and monitor the progress of sales and advertising team toward meeting established sales goals; provide regular updates and reports to the Director of Finance; assist with payment collections for past due invoices; and participate in developing strategies to increase business. Your valuable expertise should include an Associate or Bachelor degree in Marketing, Sales, Communications, or relation discipline; 4+ years advertising and/or sales experience on the website, media Transfer of ownership, request to add publication or similar environment is essential; a minimum of two 2641 Hudson Street Nathaniel Scroggins years experience in a supervisory or management role; outstandoutdoor table service and live entertainment ing interpersonalDennis skillsDanielezyk including presentations both verbal and ACA Liquors, Inc. Transferservice of ownership written; be customer oriented; a self starter who is outgo500 E. North Avenue ing, confident, leads by example, results oriented, computer savvy, ByongWook Am Patrick Min persuasive, and use good/creative judgment. Amador, Leon Transfer of ownershipfrom secured 105 S. Conkling Street

The AFRO-American Newspapers Leon Rodriguez Amador offers a competitive compensacreditorPRJS, LLC tion and benefits package commensurate with your experience. Transfer of ownership 2903 O´Donnell Street AsapasiaCharlambopoulos

Antonia Stavrakis Please email your resume to: dhocker@afro.com Stefer, LLC or mail to AFRO-American Newspapers Transfer of ownership& location 702 S. Broadway Diane W. Hocker, Director of Human Resources Davis EDT 2012 TYPESET: Wed AprStephen 18 11:10:51 from2519 secured at 701 Scott Street, N.creditor Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

VincenteArce request to add live entertainment and outdoor table service Oldewurtel, Doris Executive Position Radio Account of ownership from personal SALES: Transfer WRBS AM/FM. Full-time sales career in 501 S. Lehigh Street Doris N. Oldewurtel environment. Earn top fessional, family-friendly representative

a prosales commission with full benefits. If you have 3+ years of suc4. CLASS outside “D” BEER WINE LICENSE cessful sales experience, are knowledgeable and City Lodge #3 enthusiastic Baltimore about the mission of WRBS AM/FM, send your Request to add live Buena Vista by Avenue resume and3920 cover letter May 25, 2012 to: Nancy Duncan, Fraternal Order of Police DOS - jobs@wrbs.com, entertainment or fax 410-247-4533. No phone calls. EOE. Charles Brawner, Sr. Richard Simmons Daniel Fickus

5. CLASS D BEER & WINE LICENSE Iberico, LLC Transfer of ownership, add off-premises 1444 Light Street


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The Afro-American, April 21, 2012 - April 27, 2012

By Rosa Pryor

“The Perfect Weather to Party”

Hello my dear friends, I just can’t enough of this weather. It is not only perfect weather to party, but it is also perfect weather to travel. I have a few trips to tell you about, but you have to call and make reservations right away. One of these trips is a bus trip to Crab Claw Restaurant, in St Michaels. Girlfriend, let me tell you this is a nice trip! I went last year and am going again this year. The Fullwood Travel Motown, The Dynamic Superiors head line Unlimited the “Soul and R&B Extravaganza Show” sponsors on April 26 at the VFW Post 8950, Hansen this trip, scheduled for Hall, 9800 Good Luck Road in Lanham, Md. Show time is 8 p.m. until midnight. For June 9. The price is very more information, call 301-350-5019 or email gf20774@msn.com. reasonable and it includes an open buffet meal, fruit, desserts and drinks; all the hot crabs and steamed shrimp you can eat; shopping downtown Main Street; plus transportation to Dover Downs Slots to try your luck. But you must call now to reserve your seat at 410-5422530. Another trip, if that doesn’t suit your fantasy, is “Riding the Party Bus to Atlanta, Georgia”? That’s right! From June 27 thru July 1, the trip includes open bar, tour Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, party at Tanqueray Lounge, shop at the Underground Mall, visit Stone Mountain, and many other tours. For either one of these trips, contact Stella or Everett Fullwood at 410-542-2530 or email stella@fullwoodtravel.

com. Oh, my goodness! This is very unique! The senior citizens and the residents of the Fr. Charles R. Uncles Senior Plaza on Pennsylvania Calvin Lee Talbot and the Seniors Avenue with the Citizens from Charles R. Uncles Senior Druid Heights Plaza on Pennsylvania is having a Communities Senior Prom on May 4; 8 p.m. until are having a midnight at St. Peter Claver Hall, 1210 Senior Prom. I Presstman Street. do believe it was Calvin Talbot’s idea; he just loves keeping the senior citizens in his building active and enjoying their lives to the fullest as long as they can. This “Senior Prom” will take place on May 4th, 8 p.m. until midnight at St. Peter Claver. St. Pius Church Hall located 1210 Presstman St. in Baltimore. All are invited, dress in your best for an enchanting evening of fun, line dance contests, free oldie but goodie CD give-away, an exceptional dinner, door prizes and watch the senior citizens strut their thing as you party with them. For ticket information, call 443872-0683. Or contact Jerilyn Manning at John Lamkin Jazz Quintet will be featured JManning@ in concert at St. James Episcopal Church druidheights. at Lafayette Square Parish Center, 1020 com. W. Lafayette Avenue on April 21, from 1-4 p.m. Featured will be Benny Russell, on Keeping saxophones; Todd Simon on piano; Romier in the party Mendez on bass; Robert Shahid on drums mood, and John R. Lamkin II on trumpet and you must flugelhorn. For more information, email check out jrlamkin2@gmail.com.

the Panama Band, if you have seen them you know that they are fantastic! They will take the roof off the Pikesville Community Center on April 21st, 40 E. Subbrook Lane. Showtime is 8 p.m. This event is cabaret style; bring your own bottle and bring your own food, free table set ups.

Panama Band, one of the hottest self-contained R&B show groups in Maryland will perform live at the “Gents on the Move” 1st Annual Spring Fling Cabaret on April 21 at the Pikesville Community Hall, 40 E. Sudbrook Lane in Pikesville, Maryland from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. For ticket information, call 410488-1674.

Panama is a selfcontained group that all the musicians, not only play an instrument but sing, too. Their repertoire includes all types of music; Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Rock n’ Roll, Disco, Hip-Hop, Ballads, Raw Funk and Caribbean. There is not another group out like this one. This group has been around for over 25 years.

We must not forget that the historical Arch Social Club on Pennsylvania and North Avenues is still jumping up and down and doing the James Brown with dining, dancing, with live entertainment and socializing every Sunday. I just love the atmosphere of this club. Larry Washington, who is a long time member of the club, is hosting a tribute to the “Stroke Survival Group,” (because he is also a stroke survivor). The evening of dinner, dancing and live entertainment featuring the Arch Social Club new House Band, Phill Butt and Sunset Band will take place April 29th; 5-9 p.m. You can support the cause and have fun too. Call 410-669-9856 for more information. Well, my friends, I am out of space and out of time. Let me know what you are up to in having fun this spring. Be good to one another, treat people the way you wish to be treated. If you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. My website is www.rosapryormusic.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

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