March 3, 2012 - March 3, 2012, The Afro-American A1 PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY EDITION
Volume 120 No. 30
MARCH 3, 2012 - MARCH 9, 2012
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By George Barnette AFRO Staff Writer
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(Top) Octavia Spencer poses with her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Minnie in The Help. (Bottom) Rich Middlemas, left, TJ Martin, second from right, and Daniel Lindsay, right, pose with presenter Sean “Diddy” Combs and their awards for best documentary feature for Undefeated during the 84th Academy Awards, Feb. 26. Combs received an Oscar for being the film’s executive producer.
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Arkansas-native Jonathan Neal’s love affair with flying began when he was in the third grade. Now the 32-year-old uses his experience to help local kids achieve their dreams in the aviation industry. Neal and his business partner Wayne Tonkins formed Outreach Aviation, a nonprofit based in Prince George’s County, which provides youth with unique educational opportunities in science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) fields. They met after Neal moved to the area for better job opportunities and Tonkins was a student at A.T.C. Flight Training Center in Fort Washington. Tonkins needed help learning how to fly complex larger aircraft and Neal was happy to help. The two became fast friends and the brainchild for their organization was born. “We wanted to give kids something to look forward to as far as different career paths,” Neal said. “If they choose to go into aviation we can pretty much take them from start to finish whether they choose to fly or want to be a mechanic.” One of the larger challenges facing the group is the fact that there is a void of African Americans in the aviation industry. Only about one percent of all pilots are Black, a statistic that Neal hopes to see changed with his organization. “You don’t hear about Black pilots too often. When you do hear about Black pilots the first people they associate you with is the Tuskegee Airmen,”
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“Now I am not suggesting that you should endorse a candidate simply because they are African-American,” Wooten said. “Baltimore is filled with black politicians that I would never support. But when someone emerges as capable and competent and most of all an advocate for the people it is shameful to have a few black clergy to allow themselves to be divided and conquered.” Wooten said this practice doesn’t happen often within other faiths or cultural groups. “Let’s be clear. You will not see any group of Jewish Rabbis holding a press conference or inviting African-American candidates to the synagogue for their
Jonathan Neal and Wayne Tonkins formed Outreach Aviation to expose local kids to flight Neal said. “They are the ones that opened the doors for myself. However, as far as aviation goes, people
“We wanted to give kids something to look forward to as far as different career paths.”
Muse Campaign Disappointed by IMA Endorsement of Cardin State Sen. C. Anthony Muse’s bid to unseat Ben Cardin for his U.S. Senate seat has been eventful so far and continues to be so after the Baltimorebased Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance’s (IMA) endorsed Cardin. In Facebook posts and tweets that have since been taken down, Muse’s team linked to a blog post – also sent to the AFRO by Muse supporters without solicitation – criticizing Black faithbased leaders for backing Cardin. The post was written by Jamye Wooten who runs the Kinetics Faith & Justice Network. Wooten called this an “historic” opportunity in January, but his words in his post were much sharper.
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endorsement when a Jewish candidate is their opponent,” he continued. “Only black preachers allow themselves to be divided and conquered.” Cardin has shown a willingness throughout his time in office to reach out to the Black clergy locally. Last year, along with the White House office of Faithbased and Neighborhood Partnerships, held a forum at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden to discuss ways in which the church can aid local residents in improving economic empowerment. “Senator Ben Cardin has proven himself to be a leader who is capable of making the right decisions Continued on A3
automatically say ‘oh you got to go to the military to learn how to fly a plane.’ That’s actually not true.” “It’s an expensive field
to get into, but it’s very rewarding if you decide to take it on as a career,” he said. For his work Neal has been recognized by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). In September, the CBC invited him to a private screening of” Red Tails” – making him one of the first people to see the film. Neal said people can learn how to fly at small airfields across the country, but it’s not Continued on A3
Maryland Submits Application for No Child Left Behind Waiver By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer Maryland joined the second round of applicants for a No Child Left Behind Act waiver, Feb. 28, adding to the list of states seeking to opt out of strictly following the law. The decision to apply for a waiver comes after state officials held over 40 meetings to discuss every detail of what Maryland children need to succeed in the classroom. Prior to drafting a final application for the waiver, the Maryland State Board of Education sought feedback from superintendents, principles, teachers, parents, students, special education advocates, and colleges and universities. “We want to make sure the state has the flexibility they need,” said Sen. Ben Cardin. “We don’t want to have teaching to the test; we want to have children really learning
and accountability in the classroom.” No Child Left Behind Act waivers give states an opportunity to modify or create guidelines that more accurately judge performance and progress in American schools. States who decide to use a waiver are free from the stricter demands of the law, but in its place agree to improve teacher quality and productiveness, strengthen accountability and set higher, yet attainable, goals for students. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), or the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) as it later became known, was signed into law in 2002 by President Bush. Eleven states have already been granted approved waivers, which were first announced as an option by President Obama last September. Under the standing NCLB law, all American students are expected to be
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Teen Filmmaker Challenges Domestic Violence Among Youth By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer Payin’ the Price, a new film on teen domestic violence, was directed by 16-year-old New Jersey native Jordan Coleman, and has already gained widespread recognition and awards. The Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival presented Coleman with the HBO Best Feature Film award last year, and MTV gave the teenager $10,000 towards the completion of the project. “As I did more and more research I found out this was a serious topic,”
said Coleman, who at times met resistance from those around him while working on the film. “Some of my own family and friends were against me making the movie, but that gave me the push to continue.” Payin’ the Price is set around Jazz Johnson IV, a popular allstar athlete from a wealthy family, and Sabrina DeGraffe, a girl from a single-
parent home looking to escape her house of sisters and ordinary lifestyle. The film takes an in-depth look at the effects of teen domestic violence, how it starts, and how hard it can be for teens to walk away from someone they love even while being physically tormented. “Relationships like that are unsafe and unhealthy. They ruin your character from Photo by Alexis Taylor
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within because you always have that cloud hanging over you,” Coleman told the audience during a questionand-answer session after the screening
“How are you always sad when you’re with the person you’re supposed to love?” at Set the Captives Free Church in Baltimore. “How are you always sad when you’re with the person you’re supposed to love?”
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The President and First Lady announced that this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on April 9. The event will feature live Courtesy Photo/commons.wikimedia.org music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and of course, Easter egg rolling. Tied in to the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity, all of the activities will encourage children to lead healthy and active lives. The White House will open its South Lawn to children aged 13 years and younger and their families. White House Easter Egg Roll tickets will be distributed through an online lottery system, allowing guests from across the United States to participate in a tradition that dates back to 1878. The lottery will open for entries on March 1st at 10 a.m. and close on March 5 at 10 a.m. Full ticketing details will be available on March 1st at www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll
Aretha Franklin Apologizes for Missing Whitney Houston’s Funeral Following Aretha Franklin’s highly publicized absence from Whitney Houston’s star-studded funeral, the “Queen of Soul” sent flowers of apology to Houston’s mother for missing the event. According to The New York Daily News, the flowers were delivered to Cissy Houston three days after the Feb. 18 ceremony in Newark, N.J. The large floral arrangement included tulips, white roses and other flowers, and was sent with a card that read, “Love, Aretha.” Franklin, a longtime friend of the Houston family, was slated to sing at the service, but canceled at the last minute, citing leg spasms as the reason for her absence. A source close to the Houston family told the Daily News that Franklin was “devastated” that she missed the event. “She’s just stunned and heartbroken,” the source said, also noting that the singer watched the funeral live and texted about it the whole time. “She sent Cissy flowers to her house, telling her how terrible she felt, how she really wanted to be there.” Franklin confused the masses after missing the funeral and then giving a show at Radio City Music Hall the same night. She also held a post-concert reception at the Ritz Carlton. But the source explained that it was apparent that the singer was not well. “Her leg was visibly giving her problems,” the source told the Daily News. Many reports speculated that Houston’s family disinvited Franklin from the funeral for her comments during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, according to the Associated Press. During the sit-down, Al Roker asked Franklin about Houston’s rise to fame.
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Franklin responded, “I think parents have to really talk to their children before they leave home...[that they] leave home prepared, really. She left home with all the right things.” The singer later released a statement saying her comments were taken out of context and a portion of her response was not aired. “Knowing Cissy as well as I do, I know Whitney left home right and properly,” the statement read, according to the AP. “I was generalizing and it was a well-intended statement for any young adult coming into the music industry. I was not speaking of anyone specifically.” She also denied claims that she was disinvited from the funeral. “Cissy Houston and I have been longtime friends for almost 50 years. I have four invitations and parking passes that were sent to me,” Franklin said in the statement. “Cissy does not need ridiculous speculation and neither do I—particularly at this time.”
Former Indiana Congresswoman Katie Hall Dies at 73 – Key MLK Day Creator
Former Indiana Congresswoman Katie Hall Dies at 73-- Key MLK Day Creator Former U.S. Rep. Katie Hall, the first Black representative from Indiana and a key architect in the creation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, died Feb. 20. She was 73. Hall’s husband, John Henry Hall, told the Associated Press that his wife passed away at Methodist Hospitals’ Northlake campus in Gary, Ind. from Courtesy photo an undisclosed illness. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, of which Hall was a member, issued statements of condolences to their former colleague’s family. “On behalf of the 43 members of the Congressional Black Caucus, I want to express my deepest condolences to the friends and family of Congresswoman Katie Hall,” said current CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.). “I am grateful to now chair the organization Congresswoman Katie Hall contributed much to during her public service in the United States Congress.” Hall best known for her role in securing the 1983 legislation that created MLK Day. Though a freshman legislator at the time, Hall used her role as chairman of the Post Office and Civil Service Subcommittee to boost the bill, which had been mired in the House for 14 years. John Henry Hall said this bill was the greatest legacy of his wife, who succeeded despite her modest upbringing on her grandfather’s cotton farm in Mound Bayou, Miss. “She was there with President Reagan as well as Coretta Scott King and others when the president signed it. It was one of the highlights of her career, tremendously so,” he told the AP. Cleaver added, “Even though her long career in public service has now ended, her legacy lives on every third Monday in January and beyond.”
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sport-utility vehicle sought in connection with the murder of Hudson’s mother and brother. The white, 1994 Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license
from a neighbor about a suspiposted fliers bearing his photocious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding Jennifer Hudson and other Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace relatives positively identified multiple times in the back seat blog, she thanked fans and supof the vehicle. The SUV, regisporters for their prayers and tered to Hudson’s murdered offered a $100,000 reward to brother, was towed with the anyone who returned the boy boy’suses body inside before and is being alive. By Catherine Irwin geographically, and income taxes. economy,” Wildish said. Washington study did not determine how processed by evidence techniSincehave the investigation, CNS Special Report The current self-sufficiency standard for Foreclosures have added to families’ many working families incomes below cians and workers. The body Hudson – who gained a family with one adult and one preschooler financial problems, Brandly said. “There has the Self-Sufficiency Standard. Censusstardom Bureau was later removed and taken to after appearing “American COLLEGE PARK — Families with young in Prince George’s County is $50,176. If been a lot of predatory lending recently, and data show that roughly 178,875onpeople in the Cook County Medical andabout then won an children in Prince George’s County need to that family also has a school-aged child, some buyers that were first-time homeowners Prince George’sIdol,” County, 21 percent of office. Academy Awardwith for her role in make more than $50,000 a year to cover just the standard risesExaminer’s to $60,426, and when were not really aware of what it takes to own the population, live in families incomes Hudson other family the movie Dreamgirls – has their basic living expenses, according to a another adult is added, the and figure increases a home,” Brandly said. less than 200 percent of the census poverty members arrived at the Medical stayed out of the public eye. new report. That figure is up more than 40 to $66,830. These figures are similar to those The report was prepared for the Maryland threshold. (For a family of four, twice the Examiner’s office mid-afterThe Chicago Tribune reportpercent over the past 10 years, driven largely in Calvert County, Queen Anne’s County, St. Community Action Partnership by Dr. Diana poverty line would be about $44,000.) The Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. noon to identify the body. ed that a parade of cars moved by the cost of housing, daycare and taxes. Mary’s County, Frederick County, Carrolllook- M. Pearce, director of the Center for Women’s census data counts the past elderly otherhome Given the choice between slowly her and family’s While Prince George’s is the wealthiest County, Harfording County and Baltimore Welfare at the University of Washington categories not included in the self-sufficiency A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in directly at the body or Monday morning, past the told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after for news majority Black county in the country, the County. School of Social Work. The University of calculations working viewing it on a wall-mounted vans,families. reporters and curireport says families with modest incomes “Being a part of the D.C. metro area, the ous onlookers. Courtesy Photos living well above the official poverty line cost of living (in Prince George’s County) Neighbors stood Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who are struggling to make ends meet. People are is just high,” said Chalita Brandly, senior quietly and was killed, as well as her brother, Jason. increasingly turning to the government and planner in the Prince George’s County reflected on the “remained strong for her famibeing convicted of attempted video screen, family chose violence. social service organizations for help. The Planning Department. “I also the think we have ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijackplate X584859 was found on latter. than According to the In front of the Hudson’s the body of her 7-year-old monthly average of food stamp applications a greater housingthe burden any other “She held hands with her famiing. Cook County records show Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, metropolitan Hudson said, “Yes, home, men in heavy jackets nephew Monday, just hours region. ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.” and hooded sweatshirts came to after his body was found in a They have a higher was obviously a very emotional charges inan1999. Hefor was also kiss the twin white crosses barBy Kam Williams to earn Oscar a fullwas that the 94 percent median income, but moment.” convicted in 1998 for possesing the names of Donerson and length documentary. It’s White Academy would cast we still have more The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Jason. The Artist, a black and difficult to discern exactly sentimental votes for her and more people Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in “Everybody sick of going white silent film evocative what T.J. said, since he over a relative isnewcomer, paying more for been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years through stuff like this,” of aabygone won the was a couple especially since the Artisha housing when they when relativeera, found Julian’s for thebleeped attempted murdertimes and West, a former resident of the hearts of Academy forhijacking his indiscretion. perennial-nominee hadn’t can’t afford it.” grandmother, Darnell Award car charges. Also area told the Tribune. “We voters, netting in crossing line was presenter won in 29 years. Plus, theall No cost wonder campaign Dallas has increased 2007, andCowboys players Increases in the of Obama’s basic needs meansis Donerson, By Alan Kingby 53 percent sinceand 57, andOscars his uncle, The boyaremained missing have to stick together. All these the Best Picture, Director, Jennifer Lopez, whoseindaring members could easily avoid distance him from the Romo Owens, AFROwas Staff there anWriter increase of about 23Tony percent in and Terrell that only two of trying the 10tomost common jobs Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend young children are dying, and Actor, Costume Design and dress failed to cover all of being labeled racist by group, saying, “Barack Obama among the names submitted to in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers the average number of applications received in Maryland, registered nurses and general for what?” Never Organized with ACORN.” election officials. Score categories. Hugo won one of her areolas. Could simultaneously supporting Presidential candidate John the 7000 block of South Yale in the county for the Temporary Cash managers, pay a median wage high enough But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Hurd said those workers, who McCain’s attack on ACORN – five times, too, but only for this have been a deliberate Davis’ African-American Avenue. Assistance program, according to Prince for that standard to be met. were doing those things without long and deep. He taught classes Associated Community An Amber Alert – a desigtechnical achievements. wardrobe malfunction by J. cast mate Octavia Spencer George’s County data. 2010 Census data show that 32.6 percent ACORN’s knowledge or permisfor ACORN. They even endorsed Organization for Reform Now – nation for high-risk missing After The Artist’s Jean Lo to have the fashion talk of for Best Supporting Actress. “Caseloads have increased in all assistance of households in Prince George’s County, sion, were fired. him for President. confirms the success of the children – was issued Friday Dujardin beat George Tinseltown revolve around Replacement master of programs,” said Paula Tolson, manager of or 98,150 households, are earning $50,000 “The evidence that has surBut now ACORN is in trouble. organization, the head of the after Julian was discovered Clooney for Best Actor, the her revealing evening gown? ceremonies Billy Crystal (for communications services for the faced Maryland is theThere annual of so far showsper theyyear fakedor less, which Reporter: arecost at least group says. missing after the murders. foul-mouthed Frenchman But I digress. As this Eddie Murphy) did another Department of Human Resources. “Theto get paid for covering basic living needs for families work they 11 investigations across thewith “This is testimony to the work forms Police arrested William not only broke his silence, critic correctly predicted, excellent job, easily making economic segment young according to thethousands report. The didn’t do, notofto stuff ballotchildren, country involving of we’ve donedownturn and successimpacts we’ve every Balfour, the missing boy’s by stepbut tricked the censors Meryl Streep (The Iron everyone forget last year’s the population.” highest the county are childcare, boxes.” ACORN, she said, costs is the forpotentially fraudulent ACORN had,” Maude Hurd, president of father andthe estranged saying F-wordhusband in his Lady) upset favorite Viola awkward attempts at comedy The new by researchersvictim fromofthe and taxes. fraud, nothousing the perpetraforms. ACORN, saidreport, in an interview of Julia, at his girlfriend’s native language during his Davis (The Help) for Best on the part of co-hosts James University of Washington Schooltor ofofSocial Stephan Wildish,Announcer: a lieutenant at thevoter it. Massive with the AFRO. Southside apartment several exuberant acceptance speech. Actress. Anybody else notice Franco and Anne Hathaway. Work, calculates a self-sufficiency standard, Prince George’s fraud. Salvation Army, saidcampaign the Hurd said the only things And the Obama “When this attack started, we hours after the murders. Maybe there’s a reason why that naturally-coiffed Viola This go-round, the ninebogusbasic are the charges themmore than $800,000 which organization seespaid anywhere from 200 toto an had justmeasures announcedthe thatcost we of hadcovering Balfour’s mother, Michele, has silent film is his medium. seemed to stand up as if to time emcee revived such selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote registered 1.3 million new votneeds, including child care, housing and food, 300 people a month receiving services that told reporters that her son had Dujardin wasn’t the accept when Streep’s name trademarks of his tenure as agrees. efforts. ers,” she said. “That’s just to say and calculates the changes in those costs by include emergency assistance, housing, nothing to do with the slayings. It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky that someone’s running scared only winner to resort to was announced, as if she’d an opening song-and-dance county. substance-abuse treatment, and emergency Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud. because of ACORN’s success.” expletives, so did T.J. Wilson assumed she’d win? as well as an inspired spoof The federal definition of poverty – the disaster services. “We see the usual people been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment. McCain, who is running for (Undefeated), the first Why did I forecast a of the Best Picture nominees census says the poverty threshold for one coming in and receiving assistance, but we charged with, casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for president on the Republican tickAfrican-American director Streep victory? My thinking via a movie montage. parent with one child is about $15,000 a year also see newcomers. And we have seen a votes.” America. et, lashed out at ACORN in the — is a statistical measure that does not vary lot more newcomers recently because of the The problem came about prifinal debate against Barack Since McCain’s comments, Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way SQUARE HIGH ACORN’s 87 offices have been on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than rely on volunteers, it pays peobombarded with threats and ing one of the greatest frauds in ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail. voter history in this country, ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential maybe destroying the fabric of Continued from A1 The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the democracy.” beingtoregistered andcareer those doing organization’s Boston andaviation Seattle even though that is the nucleus cheap. He says that it’s a small price pay as his has not just geared toward Factcheck.org, a non-partisan theall registration. offices stole computers. Web site, found those claims to to fly afforded him the opportunity over the country. of the and program.” NOT ON THE LIST BREAD Maud explained, “We though. have a AfterHowever, a Cleveland be “exaggerated,” “no evi- into the It’s not only awith springboard aviation industry therepresentative foundation of the program is to supplement zero tolerance policy for deliberappeared on TV, an e-mail was dence of any such democracyNeal says the group provides opportunities for the kids to what kids are getting in the classroom. They said there is sent to themore local important office saying destroying fraud.” venture into other fields as well. ate falsification of registration.” nothing in she the to them than making sure kids Most news account neglect to “is going to have her life ended.” Hurd believes the McCain “If we have a student that wants to be a heart doctor and he are getting the proper education. that ACORN is use A worker in Providence, R.I., That’s first and foremost,” Neal said. charges politically motivatneeds towere go to Memphis to meet apoint heartoutsurgeon. We can “It’s about the grades. required by law to turn in all reg- received a threatening call sayed. LEFT RIGHT our planes to take them to meet those individual,” he said. “It’s “It’s about helping the students achieve in school.” istration forms. And they also fail ing, “We know you get off work She said, “Because it’s lowto note that it was the organizaat 9” and uttered racial epithets. and moderate-income people, A caller to one office left a and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first brought the phony registrations message on the answering McCain campaign thinks those to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just voters are going to vote The McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that Democratic, which is not necesContinued from A1 isn’t interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get sarily true.” points, air misleadhung. a (expletive deleted) reading andiscomputing placingpreferring the maintofocus in their He’s success from one also give teachers until 2017 ACORN no stranger to ing that seekon to link Obama nigger, he’s a piece of controversy. math on a grade efficient the ads classroom training type ofand standardized test to decrease the number of to ACORN, undercutting (expletive deleted).must You guys Forby 382014. years, The the non-partisan level law students to thereby learn standardized that all students take.are non-proficient students, as support. fraudulent, and you need to go to organization has fought also rates schools on for all-social his testpolitical materials, which leaves With a waiver, Maryland opposed to putting funds at I’maspects John McCain hell. All the on reports oak trees. and economic lowinclusive testjustice scoresforand outMcCain: important of a schools canniggers include risk by failing to meet the and approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung honand moderate-income performance reports that wellI rounded education. on subgroups within their 2014 deadline. Maryland has 1 BANANA Announcer: Who is Barack eys, they’re going to get assassiAmericans. With 400,000 memdon’t differentiate between “The concept itself student population, such as now set a goal of cutting in ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.” race, ability, or any other was good but in reality minorities and students with half the number of students baptism performed at warp Another message said, “You than 1,200 neighborhood chapfactors that might distinguish speed.” it couldn’t work. We special needs. not meeting standards over Vast ambition. After col- liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive ters in 110 cities nationwide, certain children. Schools need to start focusing on Maryland’s waiver will the next six years. deleted). Welfare bums. You ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. that fail to meet standards individual schools and guys just (expletive deleted) its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. for two in a row risk a individual students,” said BEAUTIFUL SMILES TO LAST A LIFETIME! There, Obama met Madeleine come to our country, consume cating foryears affordable housing, “needswages, improvement,” label President Public Talbot, partof of the the Chicago every natural resource there is, living healthcare for the which in turn and putswhile funds to SchoolofAdministrators branch ACORN. He wasand so and make a lot of babies. That’s underserved— organactually improvements Supervisors impressive thatAssociation, he was asked to all you guys from do. And izing votermake registration drives. 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Simple things like reported by the Baltimore Sun. “He fully understands andFun he learning is to issue risky homewill loans. Forget about paying for hospital organization has engaged in mas- banks even more teachers resorted In Maryland, schools compassionate towards the needs of the people whom counting he has and identifying shapes activate a child’s learning ability, The same types of loans that bills for them. I’m not gonna do sive voter registration fraud and help them enter school more prepared. That’s why PNC to “teaching the test,” or after no longer have to gauge been to serve.” caused the financial crisis we’re it. Youcalled guys are lowlifes. 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Book on Black Memorabilia Documents Movement By Valencia Mohammed Special to the AFRO Among the estimated 50,000 collectors of Black memorabilia, the phenomena of gathering and sharing these items has been described as a “movement” by such historians as Malinda F. Saunders and Jeannette Carson. The duo wrote a book about the depictions of Black people in America and how those images became collectors’ items. Unlike other immigrants who fled to America willingly, the images of generations of enslaved Blacks brought here from the African continent were always depicted by our captors and viewed as negative by those in captivity. The book describes how organizers of the movement are aware that Black memorabilia provides a chronological documentation of our saga and represents a significant part of American history. Among the oldest collectibles of Black memorabilia are slave documents and items related to the slave trade dating back to the 18th century. “No other ethnic group
has been or can be depicted in imagery which encompass such a broad range, thus, making Black Memorabilia one of the most diverse types of collecting in existence,” wrote Carson, in The History of the Black Memorabilia Movement. After centuries of enslavement, the first Black Memorabilia Collectible Show and Sale ever held in this country was in 1984 at the Armory Place in Silver Spring, Md. Molefi Kete Asante, president of Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies, has written 70 books and over 400 articles on AfricanAmerican history. He said artifacts from our history are of two types: those we have created and those that have been created about us. “Those we have created tend to be positive, but some of those created by whites in the United States, in fact, most of the memorabilia created about our people might be called negative, anti-black, and racist,” said Asante. For Carson, the book offers the novice, curious and the collector a better view of who, what, when, where, why and how behind the Black Collectible Movement.
Collector A. Peter Bailey said he had no idea he was a collector of Black Memorabilia. “The book captures all of the excitement and energy felt For Carson, the book offers the novice, curious and the collector a better view of who, what, when, where, why and how behind the Black Collectible Movement. Collector A. Peter Bailey said he had no idea he was a collector of Black Memorabilia. “The book captures all of the excitement and energy
felt by those of us committed to that movement. All I knew about was my inability to discard Black magazines. I have become aware of the importance of Carson’s helping to bring some structure to people such as myself,” said Bailey. The book celebrates the individuals who initiated the movement and the events that catapulted it into the mainstream. Another collector, Carolyn Bartlett of Fort Washington, Md., said as a child she often wondered why Hollywood only wanted to show Blacks in a negative light. “After reading this book I grasped a whole new point of view on Black history,” said Bartlett. “The best collection one could have now is the one on our President Barack Obama.” Who would ever think that some of the most degrading images of Black people would be considered collectibles as well as learning tools for future generations? The book gives the reader insights on what hidden treasures to look for in Black memorabilia. Artifacts such as coon, jezebel, sapphire and picaninny caricatures can yield a
pretty hefty bounty and serve as a reminder of where Black people will never be taken again. “Collecting Black memorabilia is a way of learning about AfricanAmerican history and serves as a constant reminder to the collectors of our experiences in this country,” said Lindsey Johnson of Gaithersburg, Md. The chronicles outlined in the book tell about the acceptance and rejection of Black memorabilia by those who have suffered the most from slavery. It encourages others to continue the collection adding items today that will have significant importance in the future as we evolve into a people who have survived a multitude of obstacles. “The History of the Black Memorabilia Movement provided facts about people, places, events, and gave historical accounts of the experience Jeanette Carson and her colleagues had in producing the shows and other Black Memorabilia organizations,” said Velma Banks of New York. “Many people can be remembered for their collections and their desire to preserve the legacy of the African-American community.”
Revived Voter ID Laws Prompt NAN to Re-enact Voting Rights March of 1965 The Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network (NAN), has announced that from March 4-9, NAN and partnering national organizations, congressional leaders and activists will lead a march from Selma to Montgomery to lead the fight to protect civil and voter rights. The 5-day march will commemorate the
historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights march and will begin, March 4, at the Edmund Pettus Bridge and end, March 9, with a rally at the Alabama State Capitol. The march is in support of voting rights and to highlight the continuing efforts against voter suppression. This includes the efforts to defeat voter identification laws and reverse
anti-immigration laws in the state of Alabama. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who helped lead the march in 1965 with Dr. Martin Luther King, will help NAN lead the march in 2012, and over a dozen Black and Hispanic members of Congress have announced their support of the march. Highlights of the march will include daily rallies and teach-ins in cities along Route 80 in Alabama including Selma, Hayneville, Lowndesboro and Montgomery, and on the last day of the march on March 9th there will be a rally on the Capitol steps in Montgomery. Partnering with the National Action Network are AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) the National Organization for Women (NOW), National Urban League (NUL), The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, The American Federation of Labor
and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), NAACP, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and Communications Workers of America (CWA). NAN is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation, with chapters around the country. NAN works extensively to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes a standard of decency for all people regardless of race or sex, social justice for all communities, and improvement of race relations. Through the years NAN has served as a megaphone for the voiceless and an advocate for those in need. This past year we have focused heavily on the issues of education and non-violence, particularly in the youth community. For more detailed information please visit www.nationalactionnetwork.net
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Counselors and ministers were on hand to help the dozens of teens who realized they needed to get out of their own physically or verbally abusive relationships. “Parents you need to mind their business. Your kids are your business,” youth leader Marlon Cooper told audience members. “When they start drawing away from you, you have to read those signs because they are making decisions off emotion. If they can’t confide in you that removes their protection.” With February designated as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, organizations took advantage of the opportunity to bring their youth to a fun and informative event.
“We have to give them the tools to know what to do if they get into this situation. If we are proactive instead of reactive, maybe our children will have an opportunity in the world,” said Knicole Taylor of Empowering Minds of Maryland’s Youth, who brought a group of young ladies to see the film. According to reports by the Center for Disease Control
(CDC), one in every 10 teens has experienced domestic violence with an intimate partner at least once. For more on Jordan Coleman and “Payin’ the Price,” visit www. payintheprice.com. For more information on teen dating violence please visit http://www.cdc.gov/ Features/DatingViolence/
March 3, 2012 - March 9, 2012, The Afro-American
Study Shows Colonoscopies Can Cut Colon Cancer Deaths By Cheylin Parker Howard University College of Medicine Washington — For the first time, a new study shows that getting a colonoscopy cuts the risk of dying from colon cancer in half. Removing polyps found during the test can drastically decrease the risk of death, according to a study by Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center in New York. “The study basically shows that if you get a colonoscopy, your risk of dying from colon cancer is cut by 53 percent,” said Dr. Andrew Sanderson, an assistant professor of medicine and attending physician in the Division of Gastroenterology at Howard University’s College of Medicine and Howard University Hospital.
Doctors have always assumed that getting a colonoscopy had major benefits, but before this study, no research proving the removal of polyps would improve survival existed. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that deaths from colon cancer have decreased by almost 50 percent from 1960 to 2008, from 30.3 percent to 16.4 percent. But many people choose to skip the test because of the fear attached to getting a colonoscopy. During the examination, a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera is guided through the large
intestine. Precancerous growths, known as polyps, can be cut off and checked for cancer. Sanderson said the test is very short and can be done in 20 to 30 minutes. The patient then has a recovery period of about half an hour. “The biggest thing that keeps them from getting the exam done is that people are afraid of the exam itself,” Sanderson said. “They’re afraid they will have pain, but that isn’t the case for most people. Most patients are put to sleep.” A second study done in Europe and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that colonoscopies do a better job finding polyps than the stool test, another common screening exam that looks for blood in the stool. Sanderson says that although colonoscopies cost
more than getting a stool test, they have more benefits. “The stool test helps find cancer that’s already there,” Sanderson said. “We want to promote tests that prevent the cancer. So the colonoscopy can catch the cancer before it’s there.” Almost all insurance payers will cover colon cancer screenings, including Medicaid and Medicare, Sanderson said. The D.C. Cancer Consortium spent more than a $1 million providing colon cancer screening for District of Columbia residents who are uninsured through a program called D.C. Screen for Life. The
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Growing the DURKL Brand By Shane Sumbu Special to the Afro In the fast-growing men’s street wear fashion industry, DCbased clothing brand DURKL is striving to become a staple. “DURKL has become a lot more widespread and versatile with our pieces since its start in 2005. We’ve shifted focus from t-shirts to more cut and sew designs,” said Malcolm Mattison, senior fashion merchandising major and DURKL store manager. The line offers an array of pieces ranging from logo tees to baseball jackets and crewneck sweatshirts to button-up shirts, giving you a wide variety of clean and simplistic styles to choose from. DURKL’s aim is to represent DC’s unique culture by creating pieces that remain consistent and sophisticated in quality while maintaining a gritty and diverse style. With clothing ranging from $30 for hats and t-shirts to $70 for button-ups and hoodies to about $150 and up for outerwear, the
DC based brand’s line isn’t too pricy in comparison to other name brands. “We try to promote simplicity and I feel we have a really clean aesthetic as we strive to create collections to hold it down for our area” Mattison said. The creative operation is a close-knit group, with only a handful of employees in the U.S. working in the label’s California warehouse location and with two European distributors. The brand was launched in 2005 by friends Lucas Pierce and Will Sharp in Sharp’s garage, the clothing line started out mainly as a graphic t-shirt brand when the two unexpectedly sold a lot more merchandise than they anticipated and they decided DURKL could really go places. From there they began to work on building the clothing line in a design studio in the Capitol Hill area, but soon relocated to a flagship store at 443 I ST NW in Chinatown. But the owner of the I St property sold the building and the crew plans on relocating to a new space on H Street. In addition to a flagship location, DURKL merchandise is sold in more than 100 shops worldwide and online, including Pedex in Baltimore, Wish in Atlanta, Abacus in Philly and
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Protecting Our Progress As Americans consider our choices in this presidential election year, President Obama and his progressive vision have been under constant attack by those who want (as they are quick to proclaim) to “take America back.” However, when the anti-Obama factions are asked, “Back to when?” their answers are less than clear. Recently, an analyst Congressman whom I respect, Ezra Klein, Elijah Cummings published an essay in the Washington Post entitled, “With a second term go Obama’s accomplishments.” I found Mr. Klein’s essay valuable for many reasons – including his summary of all that our nation’s first African-American president has accomplished during his first three years in office. Do the president’s enemies really want to “take America back” before this nation’s first foray into almost-universal health care – legislation that will save thousands upon thousands of American lives? Most of the President’s opponents say that they do – just as they would like to repeal the Dodd-Frank legislation that begins to demand truth of Wall Street and provide greater financial protection to the American people. Do President Obama’s opponents want to take us back before the stimulus bill that (most economists agree) saved or created millions of jobs – or before the 2010 tax compromise that preserved the full faith and credit of the United States and is reducing the taxes taken out of our payroll checks today? Should we go back in time before we had a president who speaks softly in international affairs but is willing, when our security is at stake, to wield that big stick that eliminated Osama bin-Laden from the rogue’s gallery of America’s enemies?
Would America be better off without the wisdom of Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan? Do we truly want a rerun of the Iraq War? We have heard the Republicans’ answers to all of these questions – although far less about what they would do to make this nation a better place in the years ahead. For me, and for millions of other Americans who are deeply involved in these fundamental debates, President Obama has the better answers and the more optimistic and practical vision for our future. Consider the federal budget – and its impact on African-American families. In his budget message to the Congress earlier this month, President Obama reaffirmed a theme that he has been highlighting throughout his presidency. “We are at a critical moment for America’s middle class and all those families fighting to get there,” the president quite correctly observed. “Developing an economy that’s built to last means securing our industries that have traditionally provided pathways to upward mobility, and in doing so, providing security for AfricanAmerican families.” “By focusing on American innovation and manufacturing, skills and education for American workers, and clean energy,” he continued, “the 2013 budget is a blueprint for how we can rebuild an economy tattered by poor economic practices and restore the ideal of rewarding responsibility and hard work.” Now, as one might expect, the president and I, along with other members of the Congress, may well have some differences to resolve about the details of how best to support America’s Black communities. However, there is no doubt in my mind, that Barack Obama understands the economic challenges that we face. He is determined to help us in our struggles to survive and grow. Among other important initiatives, the president’s proposed 2013 budget would strengthen this nation’s anti-discrimination enforcement, expand access to higher education for minority students, and provide greater support for minority businesses. It also would spur job creation in our communities through federal investment in our basic infrastructure and improvements
What if you left the United States for a short trip abroad, but when you tried to come home to your job, family and life in America, your government would not let you on the plane? What if, when you asked when you could fly home, you were told “never”? For some American Muslims, this is not a hypothetical scenario but a brutal reality that destroys families, finances and careers. A growing number of American Muslims have been placed on the no-fly list while they were traveling overseas, effectively barring their return to the U.S. Others are placed on the list while at home, and suddenly find themselves unable to travel by plane. The list’s latest targets were two Portland, Oregon-area Muslims of Libyan origin who flew to that nation after the fall of Qaddafi, one to visit family and the other to perform humanitarian work on behalf of an Oregon relief agency. One of these men, Jamal Tarhuni, attempted to fly home in January by way of Tunisia, but was stopped at the airport in Tunis and told U.S. officials were barring him from returning home. FBI agents from the Portland field office flew in to question him. They demanded that Jamal take a lie detector test as a precondition for permission to return to the U.S. He was willing to take the test, but when he refused to sign a waiver of his Miranda rights, the FBI agents told him that the test was irrelevant because they were already convinced of his guilt. His crime? Discussing Sharia, the body of Islam’s religious precepts and customs, with other Muslims. These FBI agents seemed to believe that a Muslim discussing Islam was an indicator of criminal wrongdoing.
Mustafa Elogbi, also from the Portland area, was similarly stopped halfway through his return journey at the behest of U.S. officials. Mustafa was detained in London and jailed for two days. Upon his release, he returned to Libya to try to arrange to go home. Mustafa and Jamal retained a Portland attorney and asked the Council on American-Islamic Relations for help. Both were finally cleared to fly to the U.S., but were told that neither could fly within 24 hours of the other. After a long ordeal and many setbacks, Mustafa and Jamal are now home. Earlier this month the Associated Press reported that the number on the no-fly list has jumped from 10,000 to more than 21,000 people who now cannot fly over United States airspace. Mustafa and Jamal’s cases demonstrate just how the no-fly list ballooned: by eliminating a rational basis in the criteria for placement on the list. The new standards for inclusion on the no-fly list are not even about aviation security anymore. Instead, anyone who is a “broader threat” to national security will be placed on the no-fly list. The government’s interpretation of this “broader threat” standard has not been publicly articulated. But because CAIR regularly gets calls from American Muslims who find themselves on the no-fly list, we’ve gleaned a few indicators that provide some insight into how the standard is being applied: • Doing humanitarian work for Muslims: A traveler working to aid in humanitarian missions serving Muslim populations may be placed on the no-fly list. • Muslim cultural items: A traveler carrying a typically Muslim food or personal item may be pulled aside for additional screening, questioned about the item, and
to our schools. In our neighborhoods that have been hit hardest by the economic fluctuations of recent years, the president is committed to preserving affordable rental opportunities, extending and expanding tax cuts for lower-income families, continuing hunger and nutrition programs and supporting our national effort to assist ex-offenders in their re-entry into mainstream society. It is heart-warming that the president of the United States looks like us. What is more important, however, is that he cares about us and has some very good ideas that he wants to pursue for our country. In contrast, the president’s Republican opponents don’t want simply to defeat Barack Obama in his bid for re-election. They want to blackout his name and erase his accomplishments from American history. We cannot allow that to happen. We have an important stake in President Obama’s fate on Election Day 2012. Today, and in the months to come, we must act to protect the progress that we have made. Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.
No-Fly List Used as Extrajudicial Punishment for Muslims Munia Jabbar and Gadeir Abbas
subsequently placed on the no-fly list. • Personal and professional travel to Muslim countries: Travelers are frequently placed on the no-fly list shortly after going abroad to study Islam, see family members, or at the direction of a legitimate employer. • Social and professional relationships with other Muslims: Simply associating with other Muslims on the no-fly list, whether socially or professionally, can get a traveler placed on the no-fly list. The placement may occur mere days or minutes after association with other Muslims becomes known to the government. In these instances, the timing of one’s placement on the list makes it clear that it is their association with other Muslims that led to their placement. A unifying principle of the above criteria is that they punish travelers simply for associating with other Muslims. Another common theme is that they punish Muslims for being Muslim — having Muslim family or talking about or studying Islam. Unfair targeting of Muslims for placement on the no-fly list is nothing new, but the expansion of the list using the above “criteria” suggests growing government brazenness in its compilation. What happened to Jamal Tarhuni and Mustafa Elogbi are but the latest indicators. The no-fly list has become a means through which the FBI doles out extrajudicial punishment to Muslims for no legitimate security reason. It is well past time for this approach to be revisited and revised. Munia Jabbar (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Gadeir Abbas (email@example.com) are staff attorneys with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization.
Maryland Black Businesses Would Gain Under O’Malley Wind Energy Bill
Just look at the numbers. The U.S. economy was shedding millions of jobs at the peak of the recession in late 2008 and early 2009. Then Congress passed an economic stimulus package – heavy on green energy investments – in February 2009. Within months, the number of lost jobs began to decline and by 2010, we had achieved monthly net job growth again in the U.S. The trend has continued nearly unabated to the present, with a quarter-million jobs created just last month alone. How can anyone, with a straight face, argue the stimulus didn’t work? The question now is how to sustain the progress. Unemployment in Maryland, while falling, is still 6.7 percent, and is over 10 percent for African Americans. Most troubling, an astonishing 25 percent of Baltimore’s residents live in poverty. Meanwhile, new roadblocks in Congress mean there’s little chance of significant new federal investments in jobs soon. As African American leaders in Maryland’s environmental and business communities, we believe the best way for our state to move forward – and to benefit all citizens – is to invest in Maryland’s greatest single source of new jobs and green energy: offshore wind power. The General Assembly should quickly pass Gov. Martin O’Malley’s offshore wind bill (SB 237, HB 441) while supporting provisions that ensure maximum participation by minority businesses and workers in this promising new industry. Why offshore wind? Because energy experts agree that America’s coastline, from Cape Cod, Mass. to Cape Hatteras, N.C., is one of the best places in the world for wind turbines. It’s a region of shallow water, very windy conditions, and best of all: it is right next to 64 million electricity users from Boston to Charlotte. Bottom line: a multi-billion dollar wind industry is coming soon – guaranteed – to this region as a solution to our
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twin challenges of energy independence and intensifying global warming. Europe has been in the water for decades now, with 49 offshore wind farms. Several states are starting to move forward in developing offshore wind off their coasts. The states that develop this resource first, will be the states that get the lion’s share of the regional turbine manufacturing and supply-chain jobs. This is why Gov. O’Malley’s bill is so important. It would incentivize the construction of about 80 modern turbines 10 miles off the coast of Ocean City, and thus stimulate the creation of nearly 1,500 jobs and about $1.2 billion in total economic benefit for the state. With our excellent port in Baltimore and steelmaking capacity at Sparrow’s Point, with this bill, Maryland would rapidly move ahead of neighboring Delaware and Virginia as the future supplier of key ingredients for the east-coast build-out of wind power. That, in turn, will mean tens of thousands of jobs for our state, only a modest initial price impact on ratepayers, followed by inevitably lower power costs in the future. But all too often in America’s history, new economic development has not fully benefited qualified minority businesses and workers. On this front, we again applaud Gov. O’Malley’s bill. As introduced, it gives core weight to a wind-energy company’s explicit commitment to minority hiring before any wind farm proposal can be approved by the state’s Public Service Commission. This is particularly important because right now, there is a wide range of minority-owned Maryland businesses ready to help launch this industry, ranging from Dajani, LLC engineering company in Prince George’s County to D&T Welding Company in Baltimore. Business incubator programs can help prepare even more minority companies to build and/or install some of the thousands of parts that go into offshore wind turbines. A wind energy incubation program could include services such as
minority business development, workforce training, and factory retooling information sharing. This will further level the playing field to ensure that all Marylanders – not just some – benefit from an industry that in 10-20 years will be to Maryland what the space industry has been to Florida and Texas. To truly make the vision of green jobs a reality, we also need to consider broader concepts, such as equity and ownership, in order to ensure that minority individuals and businesses have maximum opportunity to become equity owners in this multi-billion dollar industry. Finally, we support offshore wind power development as a matter of basic “environmental justice.” It is a fact that African Americans are nearly 40 percent more likely than others to have a coal-fired power plant located near their homes, with all the attendant dirty air and water impacts. And global warming, driven significantly by our over-reliance on dirty coal for our electricity, will disproportionately affect African Americans, through intensifying urban heat waves and other heat-related pollution impacts, according to a Congressional Black Caucus study. Simply put, wind farms mean fewer coal plants will be built in anybody’s neighborhood while slowing the impacts of climate change on everybody, including vulnerable populations at home and abroad. Now that’s a stimulus that makes economic and ethical sense across the board. The General Assembly should pass the Maryland offshore wind bill without delay. Christine Hill is the policy director for Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club. Joe Gaskins is the executive director of the Economic Development and Training Institute based in Prince George’s County.
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Community Calendar March 1 1st Thursdays Heart2Heart Royal Generation Ministries International, 16000 Trade Zone Ave., Upper Marlboro, Md. 7-9:30 p.m. Come join in the celebration of women of all
cultures. There will be dance, music, spoken word and a special dedication. For more information: 240-441-0122. ‘Josephine Tonight: A Musical Biography of Josephine Baker’
Metrostage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria, Va. 3-9:30 p.m. This ambitious and exciting new musical delves into the early life of singer and actress Josephine Baker. $25-$50. For more information: metrostage.org.
March 2 Access Granted Atlas Performing Arts Center, Sprenger Theatre, 1333 H St., N.E. D.C. 9:30 p.m. DCypher Dance Company will perform their
signature style remixes of hiphop, Caribbean and tap dance moves. $18-$25. For more information: Atlasarts.org. March 3 ‘Split This Rock’ Poems of Provocation & Witness
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St., N.E. D.C. 5:30 p.m. Poet and editor Kim Roberts will host poets Jose Padua, Venus Thrash and the DC Youth Poetry Slam Team in a reading that speaks about the power of poetry. For more information: Atlasarts.org. March 3-4 Chocolate Lovers Festival 2012 Old Town Fairfax, Main Street and University Drive, Fairfax, Va. Various times. This chocolate festival will feature vendors, craft shows activities and more. For more information: Chocolatefestival.net.
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ach year, the Afro American Newspaper, along with our sponsor, Miller Lite, makes a determined effort to acknowledge the contributions of local citizens who make Baltimore a better place to live. Our Feb. 23 event at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, proved to be a great time of celebration and education for the entire gathering. Honorees for 2012 are Eddie C. Brown, investment manager and philanthropist; Kweisi Mfume, former congressman, civil rights warrior and corporate consultant; Moses Newson, a journalism icon and former editor of the AFRO and the Pi Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, community investors and mentors. Posthumous honors also went to Victorine Q. Adams, first African-American woman to serve in the Baltimore City Council and founder of the Baltimore Fuel Fund.
Eddie Brown and AFRO Publisher Jake Oliver
Kweisi Mfume and Jake Oliver
Zane Cypress, accepting for the Omegas and Ben Phillips, AFRO director of Global Markets Eric Brown, Zane Cypress and Dwayne White Brothers of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Pi Omega Chapter
Dr. Skip Saunders, director of the Reginald Lewis Museum
April Pritchet, Freddie and Cynthia Corbin, Amber Williams and Jason Bass, all representing the sponsor, The Bond Distributing Co.
Mfume chats with Tavon Terry, Desmond Hawkins and Barry Young
Valerie Fraling, AFRO columnist; Kweisi Mfume and Sheilah Davenport
Barry Young, Desmond Hawkins, Tavon Terry with Jake Oliver
Ruth Jean Davis accepted the award on behalf of the late Victorine Q. Adams.
Robert Blount,AFRO Advertising Manager; Larry Noto, director of marketing for Harbor Magic Hotels and Kweisi Mfume
Family members Cathy Newson, Kira Newson Shieles, Patricia Newson Benns, Moses Newson, Lucia Newson and Taylor Newson Benns
Diane Hocker, AFRO director of Public and Community Relations.
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Ladies from FREED and a Civil War re-enactor.
Evelyn Maultsby-Bynum, Richard Bynum, GWA market executive and Terri Copeland, market manager, PNC Bank.
Michael N. Harreld, regional president, PNC Bank, former DC Mayor Anthony Williams and Dr. Frank Smith, founder, African American Civil War Museum. Sylvia Cyrus, executive director, ASALH; Edgar Brookins, Hamil Harris, program emcee and Robyn Wilkes, Greater Washington Urban League.
Civil War discussion panelists were; Dr. Frank Smith, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hamil Harris, emcee and DC Mayor Vincent Gray.
Photos by Rob Roberts
or its Black History Month Celebration, PNC Bank hosted a meet and greet reception followed by a panel discussion on The Civil War, moderated by Hamil Harris of the Washington Post with panelist Frank Smith, founder and director of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum and Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor of the Atlantic and self-proclaimed Civil War buff. The museum was the site of the celebration hosted by Michael N. Harreld, regional president, PNC Bank. Guests were also able to view the historical displays and exhibits pertaining to the “Colored” Troops and take a walk back into Civil War Black history. Other special guests included D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, Richard Bynum, GWA market executive, PNC Bank, Sylvia Cyrus, executive director, ASALH and Pandit F. Wright, president and CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.
PNC Bank staffers; Willie Tate, Terri Copeland, Gail Louis, Tony McBarnette, Autumn D. Wilds, Curvin Leatham, Chito Okoye and Edgar Brookins, Afro American Newspaper.
It’s a family outing with friends...the food was good!
T The Distinguished Men who cooked with the Deltas.
Deidra Barksdale, A. Chevelle Glymph Foster, Venida Y. Hamilton, DC Mayor Vincent Gray, Alexandra Morton and Edgar Brookins
he Washington DC Alumnae Chapter (WDCAC), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, in conjunction with The Washington DC Alumnae Foundation (WDCAF), Delta Sigma Theta hosted its 8th Annual Distinguished Men Cookin’ with the Deltas Community Fundraiser at the Howard University Blackburn Center in Northwest, Washington, DC. Under the dynamic leadership of the chapter president, A. Chevelle Gylmph Foster, the Foundation president, Venida Y. Hamilton along with the co-chairs, Deidra M. Barksdale and R. Denise Everson, over 75 Cooking Gents showcased their favorite main dish, side dish or dessert dish to an enthusiastic group of family, friends, supporters and community partners who spent the afternoon sampling all of the delectable dishes. After all of the tasting was complete, three chefs stood out as the “People’s Choice” awards winners: Robert Smith – Main Dish Winner; Kareem Wilson, Side Dish Winner and Keith Slade – Dessert Winner. Celebrity host, Antonio the Cuban Smoker of WKYS radio was the emcee and DC Mayor, Chef Vincent Gray was one of the special guests. This fundraiser allows the sorority to provide academic scholarships and critically-needed community programming to the Washington, D. C. community.
Chevelle Glymph Foster, chapter president, Robert Smith and son, Main Dish Winner, Deidra Barksdale and R. Denise Everson Event Co-Chair Deidra Barksdale and family
The Deltas stepping... Photos by Rob Roberts
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Baltimore, MD Dr. Audrey McCallum, accompanist was honored by the Alumni Association.
Rene’e Harris, vocal pedagogy, DMA candidate, Catholic University, was the vocalist for the breakfast
Patricia Fields, president, Baltimore Tuskegee Alumni Association
Nakeeasha Small, Kelli Lofton, Benjamin Johnson, Clark Oglesby, Jennifer Womack, Xawer Jean-Laurent and Kim Port
Andrei and Lorone Ruffin, parents of a Tuskegee student
Dr. Gilbert L. Rochon, president and University Professor, Tuskegee University
H. Louise Lassiter Dr. John S. Wilson, Jr., Executive Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
Rita Irby, chaplain and Kimberly Wood, TNAA president
Honoree Dr. Douglas I. Miles, Bishop, Koinonia Baptist Church
Honoree Dr. Donte’ L. Hickman Sr, pastor, Southern Baptist Church
he 30th Annual Carver-Washington Scholarship Awards Breakfast was hosted by the Baltimore Tuskegee Alumni Association and Foundation at The Forum in Baltimore. The members of the Association have been very active in promoting the theme, “Baltimore Tuskegee Alumni Association: Pledging Allegiance, Delivering Action” with the continuation of the scholarship awards breakfast fundraiser. Guest speaker Dr. John S. Wilson Jr., executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities recalled the life of Booker T. Washington who went from obscurity to greatness with virtues of ambition, vision and determination., Honorees the Rev. Dr. Donte’ L. Hickman Sr., pastor, Southern Baptist Church and the Rev. Dr. Douglass I. Miles, Bishop, Koinonia Baptist Church were honored for their ministries and leadership in the Baltimore community.
James and Vanessa Pyatt, parents of a Tuskegee student
Dr. Anne O. Emery, chair, Scholarship Committee was honored for her years of service
Walter McKoy, parent of Tuskegee student
Marc Stephens, chair, Student Recruitment Committee
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Woodard Holds Annual Black Actress Dinner
Year after year, Alfre Woodard brings together top Hollywood African-American actresses for an evening of French cuisine, cocktails and intimate conversation. On Thursday night, this exclusive dinner, held at a private home in Los Angeles, brought out the likes of Gabourey Sidibe, Aisha Tyler, Kerry Washington, Anika Noni Rose, Nia Long, Regina King, Chandra Wilson
and Loretta Devine to toast 2012 Academy Award nominees Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer and honor Nicole Beharie, Adepero Oduye and Kim Wayans. Octavia Spencer was the first to arrive at the party, waiting outside for friend and The Help co-star Viola Davis to arrive moments later. The two ladies walked in together and were greeted by hostess, Alfre Woodard. Not
Kerry in Her Very Own Words By Kam Williams Born in the Bronx on Jan. 31, 1977, Kerry Washington attended the Spence School and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University. After making an impressive film debut in Our
KW: Did you every have trouble keeping a straight face on the set? Kerry: Yeah, he’s very funny. But he’s also incredibly focused, and takes comedy very seriously, if that makes any sense. [Chuckles]
KW: Of course it does. What message do you think people will take away from the movie? Kerry: It’s kind of about valuing your words, understanding that what you say has consequences, and that you can’t just B.S. your way through life.
Kerry Washington: The “A Thousand Words” Interview Song in 2000, she went on to win the NAACP Image Award just five years later for playing Ray Charles’ wife, Della, opposite Jamie Foxx in Ray. She will again be paired with Jamie as his spouse in Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s revenge flick about slavery in the ante bellum South. Over the course of her meteoric rise in Hollywood, Kerry has proved to be a versatile thespian by virtue of an impressive list of credits. On the small screen, Kerry is set to play the lead role of Olivia Pope on “Scandal,” a dramatic TV-series premiering on ABC in April. Here, she talks about her latest film, A Thousand Words, a comedy co-starring Eddie Murphy. KW: What interested you in “A Thousand Words?” Kerry: I really liked the message of the film, as well as the opportunity to work with Eddie Murphy. KW: What was it like working with Eddie? Kerry: It was great! It was particularly fun for me because I had worked with so many people who looked up to Eddie who had been inspired to go into the business by him, from Chris Rock to Jamie Foxx to the Wayans Brothers. So, it was like finally going to the source.
KW: I have a lot of questions for you from fans. Kerry: Oh, fun! KW: Larry Greenberg says: The name of your character in “A Thousand Words” seems to be double top secret. I can’t find it anywhere at the usual online sources. You’re just credited everywhere as “Jack McCall’s wife.” Will you tell us her name? Kerry: Oh, that’s weird. I have no idea why that is. Her name is Caroline. I hope the studio didn’t have a reason for concealing it because I just let the cat out of the bag. KW: Children’s book author Irene Smalls asks: What is the next challenge you’re taking on in life and as an artist? Kerry: Well, right now, I’m shooting a feature with Quentin Tarantino which is very challenging. KW: Speaking of “Django Unchained,” Marcia Evans says: Continue making us proud, Sister Kerry. I can’t wait to see you in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film. What can you tell us about the production at this point? Kerry: Unfortunately, I’m
not really at liberty to talk about it much. But I will say that it’s great to be working with Jamie again.
long after, all of the guests had arrived and the women were treated to a lovely cocktail hour with specialty Grey Goose cocktails. Following cocktail hour, guests sat down to an intimate dinner prepared by Chef Jeanette Holley, each course paired with Grey Goose cocktails selected and created by Grey Goose attaché and Sommelier Christophe Namer. The complete guest list includes: Viola are? Kerry: Oh, that changes all the time.
Davis, Octavia Spencer, Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aisha Tyler, Alfre Woodard, Anika Noni Rose, Beverly Todd, CCH Pounder, Chandra Wilson, Gabourey Sidibe, Jurnee Smollett, Kerry Washington, LaTanya Richardson, Loretta Devine, Lorraine Toussaint, Lynn Whitfield, Margaret Avery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Nia Long, Regina King, and Regina Taylor.
KW: Well, thanks again for the time, Kerry, and best of luck with “A Thousand Words” and with the new TV
show. Kerry: It’s been nice speaking with you again, Kam.
KW: What would be your dream role? Kerry: Right now my dream role would be to have another season on “Scandal,” which will be debuting on ABC on April 5th, because that has just been a tremendously fulfilling experience, artistically, which I’d love to be able to continue. It’s been phenomenal to work with quality of writers I’ve been exposed to on that project. KW: The Sanaa Lathan question: What excites you? Kerry: Sunshine, swimming and home-cooked meals. I’m going to tell Sanaa you asked me her excellent question when I see her later today. KW: The Judyth Piazza question: What key quality do you believe all successful people share? Kerry: I really don’t know whether there is only one, actually. There are many different types of success, so, I don’t think the formula can be reduced to just one key quality. KW: Let me finish with four questions from Pastor Alex Kendrick: When do you feel the most content? Kerry: When I’m taking care of myself physically, emotionally and spiritually. KW: What do you wish other people would note about you? Kerry: Nothing. [LOL] KW: What motivates you? Kerry: Wanting to be of service. Not wanting to waste this life that I’ve been blessed to have. KW: What defines who you
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Milestone Night for Lady Bison in Regular Season Finale HBCU Women’s Basketball – Howard University By Jamilah Corbett Special to the AFRO Tamoria Holmes joined teammates Saadia Doyle and Zykia Brown in the elite 1,000th point club as Howard (22-7 overall, 14-2 MidEastern Athletic Conference record) defeated Delaware State 67-52 in its regular season finale. The victory gives the Lady Bison the most wins in a season since 199798 when they went 23-7. For the game, Holmes finished with 23 points, three rebounds, and two steals in 40 minutes of action. She is tied for fifth place on the alltime steal list with 176 behind future MEAC Hall-of-Famer Alisha Hill. Doyle collected her 13th double-double of the season with 17 points
and 11 boards. The Atlanta, Ga. native is now second on the all-time scoring list with 1,603 points – Hill holds the record with 2,179. Cheyenne Curley-Payne chipped in with nine points, five assists, and pulled down five off the glass. The 5-5 junior is now third on the all-time assist list behind Felicia Oliver with 218. HU, who was held to just a 30 percent shooting clip (18-of-60), went a season-best 26-for-29 (89.7 percent) from the charity stripe – including a 22-for-24 mark in the second half. The Lady Bison scored 23-points off second-chance opportunities, and recorded 28 points off 22 Hornet mishaps. HU also won the battle on the glass, 37-32. India Bradford hit a huge three for Howard, to tie
Howard junior Tamoria Holmes the score at 28-28 surpassed 1,000 career points heading into the during a Feb. 25 Lady Bison win half. DSU opened over Delaware State. up scoring in the second 20 with a quick layup by tried to climb their way back Tasia Bristow within the first into the game, but could not minute of play. From there, break the double-digit deficit. the lead changed hands three DSU cut it to 62-52 by a times over an eight-minute pair at the line from Uchechi span. Ahaiwe with 59 seconds left, Ignited by a Holmes fast but HU ended regulation with break layup, the Lady Bison a 5-0 run en-route to its 67-52 went on an 8-0 run to give victory. Howard a slim 37-44 cushion at For Delaware State, the 9:53 mark. Two at the stripe Keyanna Tate and Briscow by Bristow cut it to 44-39, but both tallied 13 points. Tierra six-straight unanswered points Hawkins finished with 10 by HU pushed the spread to points, while Uchechi chipped 50-39 with 6:11 remaining in in with six. regulation. With tonight’s win, Howard Holmes’ 1,000th point will finish second place in the came from a trey at the 4:55 MEAC behind Hampton, and mark to give the Lady Bison a will await the pairings for the 55-43 advantage. The Hornets upcoming MEAC tournament.
Del State Uses Second Half Surge to Beat Howard HBCU Men’s Basketball By Ed Hill Jr. Special to the AFRO Casey Walker poured in gamehigh 21 points and Marques Oliver and Jay Threatt added 16 and 10,and respectively to help Delaware State pull away to a 63-46 win over Howard University in a MidEastern Athletic Conference men’s game on Feb. 25 at Memorial Hall in
Dover, Del. The game was the regular season finale for the Bison as they have a break before they start tournament play in the MEAC Tournament, March 5-10 in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Hornets (1412 overall, 11-3 in the MEAC) jumped out to an early 27-13 lead on DSU Sports Information Photo Walker’s three-point Delaware State guard Casey Walker scored marksmanship as he, 21 points to beat Howard in regular season Oliver and Threatt combined for 25 of finale on Feb. 25, 2012.
Delaware State’s points. The Hornets led 30-23 at the half. The Bison (9-20 overall, 6-10 in the MEAC) mounted a second half comeback, using a 10-2 run to start the second half and take their only lead of the game at 33-32 on two free throws by freshman guard Simuel Frazier at the 14:59 mark. Delaware State, which has won 10 straight conference games, responded with a 26-8 run during over an eight-minute stretch to put the game away. Walker, Oliver and Threatt again did most of the damage
Coolidge Runs Past Roosevelt, 64-53, to Claim DCIAA Title Washington D.C. High School Basketball Interscholastic Championship By Stephen D. Riley AFRO Staff Writer With about a minute left until their team hoisted the 2012 District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association trophy, the home crowd at Coolidge Senior High School began chanting “COOLIDGE! COOLIDGE!” The chant officially marked the start of the celebration of the Colts’ first city league championship since 1988. When the buzzer sounded on their 64-53 victory over Theodore Roosevelt, the Colts and their fans rushed the court in glee. Coolidge knocked off Roosevelt Feb. 25 to earn a chance at the city title in two weeks, when they’ll face off against the winner of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC), whoever that may be. “It doesn’t matter,” Coolidge coach Vaughn Jones said about his preferred opponent in the title game. “We’ve played all those guys this summer at DeMatha [Hyattsville, Md]. It’s up in the air and I don’t know who’s going to win that, but I look forward to trying to win the first City title since I’ve been here.” In front of a packed gymnasium, Coolidge exploded to a 23-13 first quarter before letting up in the second and leading by only four points at the break. The Colts would rev the engine up again in the third quarter as they leapt out to a 13-point lead and simply cruised for the rest of the game. Behind guards De’Shaun Morman (19 points) and Khalen Cumberlander (12 points), the Colts were in good hands. “It feels great and it’s a great feeling,” Cumberlander, a senior, said. Coolidge (29-6) routed Roosevelt (18-11) in a meeting in early February, 83-58. But with a chance for revenge on the line, the Colts (16-0 in conference play) weren’t about to lose on their home floor. by scoring 22 points among them in the second stanza. Prince Okoroh and Alphonso Leary each tallied 13 points for Howard, which shot 33 percent (15 of 45) and missed 11 of 12 from the
three-point line. Howard won the rebounding battle, 35-22 and the points in the paint (26-18), but that was offset by the Hornets’ 11 blocked shots and 20 points off Howard turnovers.
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AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff: Should the Knicks Pursue Top Point Guard Deron Williams? By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk Before there was Jeremy Lin, there was Deron Williams. The New York Knicks sported a gaping hole at the point guard position, making Williams the next big target on the Knicks’ radar— until emerging star Lin fell from the heavens. But with some of Lin’s magic tapering off over the past few weeks, and Williams’ potential exit from New Jersey becoming more likely with each Nets loss, the AFRO asks the question: should the Knicks pursue Williams this offseason? Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sports Desk search for the truth.
is that although the team probably could afford to bring Williams on the payroll, it would sacrifice much of its depth to do so. As we saw last season, teams
they’re happy with Lin and he’s the toast of the town for now. Yes, I admit, he’s still virtually unproven on the bigger stage of the postseason but New York will get their
answers at the end of the year. If Lin performs well, or at least adequately, in the playoffs then we should kill the Williams rumors. New York was in the market for
a point guard before Lin emerged as the real deal. They already have their floor general of the future. Anything else would just be a waste of money.
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Riley: Lin’s story has been remarkable and his presence has breathed life back into the Knicks franchise. But with Williams, we’re talking about arguably the game’s best floor general. If Williams makes it known this summer that he wants to be a Knick, I don’t see how New York’s management can ignore his request and continue to engulf themselves in Linsanity. Williams just dropped 38 points against New York in a 100-92 victory Feb. 20, restoring himself after an earlier lackluster showing against the Knicks set the Lin bandwagon in motion. Williams’ contract will be up once the summer hits, and New York should pull out all the stops to get him and save Super Lintendo for a reserve role.
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Green: Williams will undoubtedly command a high-salaried contract and I don’t know if the Knicks can even afford him. Besides, Lin has been just fine as New York’s point guard and he offers them a potent player at a beer budget price. Williams is clearly the better player at this point, but Lin’s potential is through the roof considering what he’s done in such a short span. Acquiring Williams would probably cost the Knicks some of its new found depth in J.R. Smith, a healthy Baron Davis and a number of role players, so why not just keep the team intact and go with what you have?
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Riley: You don’t roll with what you have in New York because at this point you still don’t know what you have. Despite a hot February, Lin is still a virtual unknown at this point. We haven’t seen him in a playoff game, we haven’t seen him adjust to teams keying on him and we haven’t seen how he bounces back from an off night or bad stretch. Money doesn’t matter in New York. The Knicks have the biggest market in the league and the fact that they doled out the dollars to land Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire means that they’re all in for a championship. Now’s not the time to act cheap. If the opportunity to acquire a proven all-star lead man presents itself, then the Knicks could go into next fall with one of the best teams— if not the best team—in the East. Green: But what you keep failing to mention
win championships, not Big Threes. As the weeks have gone on, no team has acquired more depth of quality players than the Knickerbockers. Again,
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Thomas L. Campbell, whose address is 3807 Minnesota Ave., NE Washington DC 20019 were appointed personal representative of the estate of Harry Schoaff, who died on May 7, 2011 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before August 24, 2012. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before August 24, 2012, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: February 24, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Thomas L. Campbell Personal Representative 202-388-7794 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 2/24, 3/2, 3/9
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM122 Matthew E. Donahue Decedent William D. Foote, Jr. 200-A Monroe Street #110 Rockville MD 20850 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
William O’Donnell Donahue J r, a n d J o h n M u r p h y Donahue, whose addresses are 509 Piccadilly Road, Towson MD 21204 and 4027 Beecher Street NW, #3, Washington DC 20007 were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of Matthew E. Donahue, who died on January 19, 2012 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 2, 2012. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before September 2, 2012, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: March 2, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter William O’Donnell Donahue John Murphy Donahue Personal Representative(s) 410-296-1386 410-212-0764 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/2, 3/9, 3/16
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM121 Karl W. McDowell Decedent Jeanne K. Aelion, Esq 4201 Northview Dr. Suite 504 Bowie, MD 20716 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Carletta Huntley, whose address is 1825 Tobias Dr., SE, Washington DC 20020 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Karl W. McDowell, who died on December 18, 2011 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 2, 2012. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before September 2, 2012, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: March 2, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Carletta Huntley Personal Representative 202-251-0930 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/2, 3/9, 3/16
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Chelsey Perrí HouwenWilliams having filed a complaint for judgment changing Chelsey Perrí HouwenWilliams name to Chelsey Perrí Houwen and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 27th day of February 2012 hereby. ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 1st day of April 2012, why the prayers of said complaint should not be granted; provided that a copy of this order be published once a week for three consecutive weeks before said day in the AfroAmerican newspaper. 0 that pursuant to SCR205(b) notice be sent to the applicant’s creditors by registered or certified mail and that proof of service of mailing be made in the manner provided in SCR Probate Rule 19(b). JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST: 3/2, 3/9, TYPESET: Tue Feb3/16 28
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2012FEP18 Date of Death August 7, 2011 Anne P. Toone Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Thomas L. Toone, Jr. whose address is 2047 Arnold Road, Birmingham, AL 35216 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Anne. P. Toone, deceased, by the Probate Court for Florence County, State of South Carolina, on August 11, 2011. Service of process may be made upon Quinn O’Connell, Jr., 5100 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 515, Washington DC 20016 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Colombia real property: XXXX Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 500 Ind i a n a A v e n u e , N . W. , Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. (Strike preceding sentence if no real estate.) Thomas L. Toone Jr. Personal Representative(s) 205-422-3430 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: March 2, 2012 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American TYPESET: Tue Feb3/16 28 3/2, 3/9,
Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 0001613-12 IN RE: Kelly Ann Knox Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME
Kelly Ann Knox having filed a complaint for judgment changing Kelly Ann Knox name to Khalisah Atiqah Board and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 21st day of February 2012 hereby. ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 27th day of March 2012, why the prayers of said complaint should not be granted; provided that a copy of this order be published once a week for three consecutive weeks before said day in the AfroAmerican newspaper. 0 that pursuant to SCR205(b) notice be sent to the applicant’s creditors by registered or certified mail and that proof of service of mailing be made in the manner provided in SCR Probate Rule 19(b). JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST: 2/24, 3/2, 3/9
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM129 Oceola King Milhouse Decedent Thomas H.Queen Esq 530 Eighth Street SE Washington DC 20003 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Wyonette Brown, whose address is 4520 15th Street, NW, Washington DC 20011, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Oceola King Milhouse, who died on December 1, 2011 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 2, 2012. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register ofEST Wills 2012 or filed with 10:00:53 the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before September 2, 2012, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: March 2, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Wyonette Brown Personal Representative 202-723-1488 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue Feb3/16 28 3/2, 3/9,
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM125 Cassie B. Gaillard Decedent Reginald M. Sealey 6231 Crain Hwy, SE Upper Marlboro MD 20772 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Kevin Biggins, Sr. whose address is 4825 Kansas Avenue, Washington DC 20011, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Cassie B. Gaillard, who died on February 5, 1993 with a Will. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 2, 2012. Claims against theEST decedent shall be 10:03:56 2012 presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before September 2, 2012, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: March 2, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Kevin Biggins, Sr. Personal Representative 301-9528809 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/2, 3/9, 3/16
Orville Kelson Proctor having filed a complaint for judgment changing Orville Kelson Proctor name to James Micheal Proctor and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 3rd day of February 2012 hereby. ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 9th day of March 2012, why the prayers of said complaint should not be granted; provided that a copy of this order be published once a week for three consecutive weeks before said day in the AfroAmerican newspaper. 0 that pursuant to SCR205(b) notice be sent to the applicant’s creditor’s by registered or certified mail and that proof of service of mailing be made in the manner provided in SCR Probate Rule 19(b). JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST: 2/17, 2/24, 3/2
Barbara Talley, whose address is 11 Martin’s Lane, Rockville, MD 20850, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Idamaye Boardley, who died on November 29, 2010 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 2, 2012. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before September 2, 2012, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: March 2, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Barbara Talley Personal Representative 301-424-7862 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 10:02:33 EST 3/2, 2012 3/9, 3/16
Robert J. Tyrrell, whose address is 6010 Executive Blvd., Suite 900 Rockville, MD 20852 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Jean M. O’Neil, who died on January 15, 2012 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 2, 2012. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before September 2, 2012, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: March 2, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Robert J. Tyrrell Personal Representative 301-984-4790 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/2, 3/9, 3/16
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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION MD 97 (Montgomery Hills) Project Planning Study Purpose & Need Public Workshop The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), in coordination with Montgomery County, invites interested persons to attend a Public Workshop regarding the Purpose and Need for the MD 97/Georgia Avenue (Montgomery Hills) Project Planning Study from Forest Glen Road to 16th Street in Montgomery County. The purpose of the project is to establish a balanced approach to transportation within the MD 97 corridor that addresses existing vehicular, pedestrian, and bicyclist mobility and safety, while accommodating proposed transit enhancements and establishing a sense of place within the corridor. WHAT: The Public Workshop will acquaint attendees with the Purpose and Need for the MD 97 (Montgomery Hills) project and the progress of the study to date. Display areas will be set up explaining the Purpose and Need for the project, the Planning and Highway Development processes, environmental resources, related projects, and project schedule. Project representatives will be available to discuss project issues and answer questions. No formal presentation will be given. Feel free to arrive at any time and walk through at your own pace. WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (*Snow date: March 20, 2012) *Meeting will be held on the snow date if county public schools are closed or if the county’s snow emergency plan is in effect. WHERE: Woodlin Elementary School - Cafeteria 2010 Luzerne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910 CONTACT: Mr. Jeremy Beck, Project Manager, Project Management Division, Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering, Maryland State Highway Administration, 707 North Calvert Street, MS C-301, Baltimore MD 21202; call 410-545-8518 (toll-free: 1-800-548-5026); or e-mail email@example.com. For more information on this project, visit www.roads.maryland.gov and click on Projects and Studies, SHA Projects Page, Montgomery County. REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE: The Maryland Relay Service can assist Teletype users at 711. Persons requiring assistance to participate, such as an interpreter for hearing/speech disabilities or assistance with the English language should contact Mr. Beck by March 6, 2012. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend! Melinda B. Peters State Highway Administrator
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM123 Jean M. O’Neil Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND EST NOTICE TYPESET: Tue Feb 28 10:04:18 2012TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 0000953-12 IN RE: Orville Kelson Proctor Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM471 Idamaye Boardley Decedent Bruce E. Gardner Esq 1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 600 Washington DC 20004 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 0001875-12 IN RE: Chelsey Perrí Houwen Williams Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME
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