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Baltimore City 2014 Fiscal Budget Approved By Blair Adams Special to the AFRO On June 17, the Baltimore City Council passed the $2.4 billion 2014 budget for the fiscal year which, is set to go into effect July 1. The new budget is supposed to essentially change the way the city does business and marks the first major step in implementing the ten-year financial plan. The plan will assist in eliminating a $750 million structural budget deficit that protects public safety from budget cuts, aid with school renovations, allow new investments in neighborhood infrastructure and reduce the property tax burden on city homeowners. Under the budget the property tax cuts for homeowners will amount to 10-cent cut over a two-year span. According to a report released by Public Financial Management, a Philadelphia-


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Mayor Stephanie RawlingsBlake based consulting firm, Baltimore was listed as one of five U.S. cities headed toward fiinancial ruin and state takeover. The $2.4 billion budget will close a $30 million shortfall. It will allow the city to meet demand for public schools, hire new police officers, and pay for street repairs and afterschool programs. The 2014 budget will also provide 5,000 youth works children summer jobs, fund a small business resource center and help expand the emerging technology center incubator program. The budget addresses a long list of issues embraced

by the mayor, including an overhaul of the current pension plan for city employees, a state-mandated stormwater and solid waste fund, cuts to the city’s workforce driven by technological advances and a continued push towards the her “Vacants to Value” initiative to eliminate blight in the city. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake applauded city lawmakers for approving the 2014 budget. She said, “I want to take a moment to thank you, Mr. President, the board of Estimates and members of the city council for approving the fiscal 2014 budget.” Councilman Brandon Scott told the AFRO, “ This new budget is huge” and is a legislative achievement that he said, he is most “proud of since serving as a councilman.” “The budget is to help us make smart investments that … help to get Baltimore growing again,” RawlingsBlake said in a statement. Freelance writer Krishana Davis contributed to this report.

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Md. Appeals Court to Rule on Public Defender Access Part 1 of a Two-Part Series By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO

Maryland officials, Sixth Amendment activists and other stakeholders are eagerly awaiting the Court of Appeals ruling on a case that could have far-reaching effects on indigent arrestees’ right to counsel. In January, the state’s highest court heard oral arguments in Paul DeWolfe Jr. et al v. Quinton Richmond Jr. et al on whether lower-income arrestees had the constitutional right to a public defender at the initial stage of the judicial process. This time the plaintiffs in DeWolfe v. Richmond are mounting a constitutional challenge to the

new state law. In the new challenge the Court of Appeals is to consider at what  stage in the criminal justice process does the  right to  counsel for indigent clients kick in. This time the challenge is based on the state law’s effect on an accused person’s Sixth and 14th amendment rights. “It’s going to be a significant decision one way or another,” said David Carroll, executive director of the Sixth Amendment Center, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every citizen has the constitutional right to counsel. In 2011, the state’s highest court ruled in DeWolfe v. Richmond that Maryland’s statute required that indigent arrestees had the right to a public defender at their initial appearance before a District Court commissioner, who determines whether there was probable cause for the arrest

Hayward Farrar, Scholar and AFRO History Author, Dies at 63 By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO (June 17, 2013 ) The loss of Dr. Hayward Farrar Jr., one of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s leading African studies scholars and author of a history of the Baltimore AFRO American Newspaper, was mourned by family, friends and Black scholars June 11. Better known as Woody, the 63-year-old Baltimore native passed away at his home May 31 after a long illness. His career in academics and student activism spanned more than two decades at higher education institutions throughout the eastern third of the U.S., including several HBCUs. Farrar’s life and achievements were remembered and celebrated at a June 11 memorial service at the Dr. Hayward Farrar Jr.

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and, if so, whether the defendant should be released on his or her own recognizance, on bail, or not at all. In 2012, the General Assembly amended the statute to counter that ruling, making public defenders available only after an indigent client has been held as per a commissioner’s decision, and has to appear before a District Court judge for a bail review hearing. But plaintiffs alleged that the state’s scheme tramples on their constitutional rights under the Sixth and 14th Amendments. The Supreme Court ruled in Rothgery vs. Gillespie that commencement of “adversary judicial proceedings” triggers an accused person’s Sixth Amendment right to appointed counsel.

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COGIC Convention to Bring Great Crowds of Witnesses

By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO

Thousands of visitors will converge on Baltimore, July 1-5, for the 2013 Church of God in Christ International AIM Convention, which returns to Charm City 10 years after its last visit. “We’re anticipating a very wellattended convention,” said the Rev. Carl Pierce Sr., pastor of Carter Memorial Church of God in Christ in Baltimore and chairman of the local host committee. More than 25,000 people are expected to attend the church’s annual conference at the Baltimore Convention Center on Pratt Street, but don’t expect them to be corralled downtown, Pierce said. “We will be all over the city,” he said. In addition to visiting local tourist attractions such as the B&O Railroad and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, conference attendees will be involved in many outreach efforts.

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In a January 2011 interview on “The Shalom Show,” West said that his then-colleague Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison, a practicing Muslim, represents the “antithesis of the principles upon which this country was established.” West served one term in Congress before being unseated by newcomer Democrat Patrick Murphy in November.

Former U.S. Rep Allen West Blasts Bill Cosby Over Comments Praising Black Muslims Comedian-activist Bill Cosby is often the outspoken “uncle” whose sometimes-provocative comments, usually on Black parenting, are hotly debated, but eventually forgiven. But the recently defeated freshman Florida Republican Congressman Allen West seems unwilling to overlook the legendary entertainer’s recent comments on Muslims. The Tea Party favorite decried a recent opinion piece, titled “A Plague of Apathy,” that the comedian wrote for The New York Post.

President, First Lady to Kick Off Three-Country Tour of Africa

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Rep. Allen West In his op/ed, Cosby challenged Blacks to eschew apathy in order to better raise their children, and suggested that they look to the example set by Muslims. “I’m a Christian. But Muslims are misunderstood. Intentionally misunderstood. We should all be more like them,” Cosby wrote. “They make sense, especially with their children. There is no other group like the Black Muslims, who put so much effort into teaching children the right things, they don’t smoke, they don’t drink or overindulge in alcohol, they protect their women, they command respect.” “We’d be a better world if we emulated them,” he added. “We don’t have to become Black Muslims, but we can embrace the things that work.” West disagreed. “2day in NY Post, Bill Cosby said we should b more like Muslims. U mean honor killings, beheadings, suicide bombings? Hope ur kidding sir,” the Fox News contributor tweeted June 10. He added the next day, “Wonder if Cosby appreciates discipline & family values of Syrians who killed 15 yr old?... just what behavior should we emulate?” West’s rebuttal ignored the values Cosby highlighted in his piece; however, West’s public comments on Muslims have always been condemned for being skewed, Islamophobic and culturally insensitive. He once asserted that the Quran, Islam’s holy book, commands Muslims “to carry out attacks against Americans and innocent people.”

Saharan Africa. The trip will focus on strengthening economic growth, democratic institutions and African leadership, according to a White House statement. Obama met with leaders from four African nations in March to discuss trade issues and ways to strengthen the African democracy.

U.S. Minorities to Become Majority Faster than Predicted

The United States is on pace to become a minoritymajority nation even faster than previously predicted, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama according to Census Bureau statistics on race and ethnicity released June 13. The percentage of non-Hispanic Whites in the U.S. population reached an all-time low of 63 percent during the year ending July 1. Numerically, that means there are 197.7 million White people out of 313.9 million total Americans. Though the number of Whites increased by 188,000, mostly due from immigration from abroad, the number of deaths exceeded births—another first—by more than 12,000. “This is the first time there has ever been an overall non-Hispanic White natural decrease in the U.S.,” demographer Kenneth Johnson told Bloomberg News. There are other trends that suggest that minorities will outnumber Whites by 2043, as has been predicted. Children of color under age 5 are almost a majority, representing 49.9 percent of that age group. And, according to previous Census analyses, minorities younger than 18 are expected to overtake the number of White children by 2019. Overall, people of color grew in number by 1.9 percent, now composing about 37 percent of the total population. Specific trends show that Asian Americans were the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in America, surging by 2.9 percent to almost 19 million people. The growth was mostly fueled by international migration. Hispanics were the second fastest growing group, increasing by 2.2 percent, or more than 1.1 million, to just over 53 million in 2012. Their growth was primarily propelled by “natural increase” (births minus deaths), the Census said. Latinos also remain the nation’s second largest ethnic group, behind Whites, representing 17 percent of the population. By comparison, African Americans increased by a mere 1.3 percent to 44.5 million last year.

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SCOTUS to Arizona: Voters Need Not Show Proof of Citizenship By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO States cannot preempt federal voting standards such as those set by the National Voter Registration Act, the Supreme Court decided June 17 in one of several high-profile cases the nation’s highest court is expected to rule on this term. The justices voted 7-2 in the case of Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, deciding that Arizona and other sport-utility vehicle sought in By Alan King states could not require proof of citizenship or impose other connection with the murder of AFRO Staff Writer restrictions on persons registeringHudson’s to vote inmother federaland elections brother. using the standard created under thewhite, NVRA, unless given The 1994 Chevrolet Jennifer Hudson form and other Suburban with Illinois license relativesfederal positively identified special authority. Federal law “precludes Arizona from requiring a federal form applicant to submit information beyond that required by the form itself,” Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the court’s majority opinion. Voting rights groups praised the court’s decision as a victory for voters and a reaffirmation of the NVRA or “motor voter” law, which was passed in 1993 to streamline the voter registration process to encourage more Americans to vote. “State restrictions lost. Voters won, today,” said Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States, in a call with reporters. The LWV filed an amicus brief in the case. “The court’s ITCA decision safeguards the voter registration process from political manipulation and will help block Courtesy Photos attempts in the states to restrict the right to vote,” MacNamara Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who added. was killed, as well as her brother, Jason. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law was one of several organizations that represented individuals plate X584859 was found on the body of her 7-year-old and organizations negatively by Arizona’s Chicago’s West Sidelaw, after nephew Monday, just hours impacted Proposition 200. police received a 7 a.m. call after his body was found in a “It took seven years and a series of appeals but now Arizona has to follow the law,” said Jon Greenbaum, chief counsel on this case. “The Supreme Court correctly interpreted Congress’s clear intent. Congress saw the federal form is a stand-alone, uniform document that simplifies voter registration for citizens, not document add burdensome andlicense Dallas to Cowboys players By aAlan King that gives the states requirements.” Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, AFRO Staff Writer

“Election integrity starts with voter registration. We strongly believe citizenship is the foundation from which eligibility is derived and we will continue to look for ways to ensure only eligible citizens are casting ballots in our Bennett said The in a statement. November 1, 2008elections,” - November 7, 2008, Washington Afro-American A3 But voting advocates said the “misguided” law suppressed the vote of the most vulnerable—minorities, the elderly and immigrants. In two years, the law blocked more than 30,000 potentially eligible voters from casting a ballot, they said. At from a neighbor about a suspifliers bearing his photoleast 20 percent of those thwartedposted were Latino. cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On “Voting is the language of democracy. If you don’t vote,asked the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson you don’t count. And the Arizona for lawthe was a blatant dog. According to the Chicago public’s helpeffort in finding Tribune, the boy had been shot hertheir nephew. In heard her MySpace to keep some citizens from making voices in multiple times in the back seat blog, she thanked fans our elections,” Wade Henderson, president and CEO of and the supofSupreme the vehicle. The SUV, porters for their prayers and Court of theregisU.S. building, First St., SE Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, reward said in to the tered to Hudson’s murdered offered a $100,000 teleconference on June 17. brother, was towed with the anyone who returned the boy boy’s body inside and is being Arizona v. Inter Tribal Councilalive. of Arizona is the first of two processed by evidence 200, techniSince thethe investigation, major cases involving voting rights law that high court is Under Proposition which was enacted in 2004, state cians and workers. The body Hudson – who gained stardom expected to rule on this term. The other, Shelby County v. Eric officials required prospective voters to produce an Arizona was later removed and taken to after appearing on “American Holder, will determine the constitutionality of the preclearance driver’s license issued after 1996, a U.S. birth certificate, a the Cook County Medical Idol,” and then won an Examiner’s office.similar document before the state would Academy Award her role in requirements of section 5 of the Voting Rights Act for of 1965, passport or other Hudson otherregistration family the movie Dreamgirls – has in the Deep South—with approve theand federal application. They can no longer which requires states—usually those members arrived at the Medical stayed out of the public eye. a history of discrimination against minority voters, to obtain do so. However, who register through the state, not using Examiner’s officethose mid-afterThe Chicago Tribune reportfederal permission before making any changes to of thecars voting Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. the federal form, will still be asked to produce the citizenship noon to identify the body. ed that a parade moved process. Given the choice between lookslowly past her family’s home documents. A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in Monday morning, past the ing Justices directly Clarence at the body or Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of Thomas and told Samuel Alito werethat the Hudson only the newspaper jail for parole violation after viewing it on a wall-mounted news vans, reporters and curiCourt two dissenters. Alito said the court’s decision produces “strange the Lawyers’ Committee, said she hopes the Supreme ous onlookers. as this stood results.” Not only does it create two disparate voter registration decision in that case continues in the same “vein” “She held hands It was obviously a ruling veryinemotional moment.” Neighbors week’s the Arizona lawsuit. systems in Arizona, but itwith meansher that family. an applicant’s success quietly and reflected on the “It would be a false promise for today’s decision to promise could depend on which system he“remained chooses. strong for her famibeing convicted of attempted video screen, the family chose violence. equal access to the ballot and for an adverse ruling in Shelby to “I find it very hard to believe that this is what Congress had ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijackthe latter. According to the In front of the Hudson’s snatch this away,” she said. “She held hands with her famiing. Cook County records show in mind,” he said. Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, home, men in heavy jackets ly,”Bennett the spokesman thatOn he June pleaded to both 17, guilty the court also agreed hear Mount Hollycame v. to Arizona’s said he said. was “It that’s him.” Secretary of State Ken and to hooded sweatshirts was obviously a very emotional Mount chargesHolly in 1999. He was also in kiss the Inc., twin white barGardens Citizens Action, a casecrosses in which “disheartened” by the Supreme Court’s decision. However, moment.” convicted in 1998 for possesing the names of Donerson and plaintiffs allege possible racial segregation and discrimination he said the state plans to appeal to the Election Assistance The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Jason. in Commission—as allowed by the ruling—to include citizenship Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had Hehousing. was released from prison in “Everybody is sick of going been missing Friday, after serving This month, theseven courtyears is also expected to rule onthis,” Fisher v. proof on the federal form and to pursue furthersince litigation if they 2006 through stuff like Artisha when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted and an West, a former resident the the University of murder Texas-Austin affirmative action case;ofand are denied. grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges. area told the Tribune. “We all two cases related to same-sex marriage, including a challenge It is all part of the state’s effort to safeguard against voter No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing have to stick together. All these the federal Act. children are dying, and trying to fraud, hedistance added. him from the Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death to through a longDefense weekendofinMarriageyoung

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ACORN Fights Back

Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’ among the names submitted to election officials. Hurd said those workers, who were doing those things without ACORN’s knowledge or permission, were fired. “The evidence that has surfaced so far shows they faked forms to get paid for work they notprogram to stuff ballot adidn’t 14th do, year, officials boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the said they have helped more victim of fraud, not the perpetrathan 7,000 Baltimore young tor of it. Hurd the only things adults getsaid ready for the world bogus are the charges themworkforce preparations and selves. And factcheck. org personal development skills. agrees. City Councilman Brandon It concluded, “Neither ACORN nor its employees Scott knows how tough it have can been guilty of, or even at be. Asfound a high school senior charged with, casting fraudulent Mergenthaler High School, votes.” he participated the about YO priThe problem in came marily because the wayhim program, whichofhelped ACORNfor, operates. Rather than prepare and find, a job rely on volunteers, it pays peobefore he went off to college. ple, many of them poor or unemScotttosaid ployed, signthe up program new voters. The idea was to help both those could help young people being registered and those doing overcome hardships the registration. thatMaud plague most urban explained, “We have a communities. “I wasfor once zero tolerance policy deliberate falsification registration.” told, like these of young people, news account neglect to thatMost I wouldn’t do anything point out that ACORN is required by law to turn in all registration forms. And they also fail to note that it was the organization, in many instances, that first brought the phony registrations to the attention of authorities. The McCain camp apparently isn’t interested in those fine points, preferring to air misleading ads that seek to link Obama to ACORN, thereby undercutting his political support. McCain: I’m John McCain and I approve this message. Announcer: Who is Barack Obama? A man with “a political baptism performed at warp speed.” Vast ambition. After college, he moved to Chicago. Became a community organizer. There, Obama met Madeleine Talbot, part of the Chicago branch of ACORN. He was so impressive that he was asked to train the ACORN staff. What did ACORN in Chicago engage in? Bullying banks. Intimidation tactics. Disruption of business. ACORN forced banks to issue risky home loans. The same types of loans that caused the financial crisis we’re in today.

group, saying, “Barack Obama Never Organized with ACORN.” But Obama’s ties to ACORN run long and deep. He taught classes for ACORN. They even endorsed him for President. But now ACORN is in trouble. Reporter: There are at least 11 investigations across the country with myinvolving life.” thousands of potentially fraudulent ACORN Scott, who delivered forms. the Announcer: keynote address to the Massive voter fraud. And the campaign graduates, is aObama YO success paid more than $800,000 to an story, according to Mayor ACORN front for get out the vote Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “I efforts. met him when I was running Pressuring banks to issue risky loans. voter fraud. for cityNationwide council president, Barack Obama. Badduring judgment. he worked for me Blind ambition. Too risky for that time and I am extremely America.

YO Baltimore Graduates Class of 2013 Presidential candidate John McCain’s attack on ACORN – Associated Community Organization for Reform Now – confirms the success of the organization, the head of the group says. “This is testimony to the work we’ve done and success we’ve By Blair Adams had,” Maude Hurd, president of Special to the ACORN, saidAFRO in an interview with the AFRO. “WhenOpportunity this attack started, Youth (YO)we had just announced we had Baltimore programthat awarded registered 1.3 million new votdiplomas and certificates to 91 ers,” she said. “That’s just to say graduates, the 13th time the that someone’s running scared because of ACORN’s success.” program had celebrated young McCain, is running people who who completed its for president on the Republican tickrequirements. et, lashed out at ACORN in the YO Baltimore a homefinal debate againstisBarack Obama, contending the group “is based program geared to on the verge of adults maybe ages perpetrathelping young ing one of the greatest frauds in 16 to 22 years old improve voter history in this country, their lives. Some of maybe destroying thethem fabric of have dropped out of school, democracy.”, a non-partisan or are struggling with unstable Web site, found those claims to households, or are young be “exaggerated,” with “no eviparents the dence ofscuffling any suchwith democracychallenges of parenthood. destroying fraud.” Hurd the McCain As YObelieves Baltimore closes in charges were politically motivated. She said, “Because it’s lowand moderate-income people, and people of color, I believe the McCain campaign thinks those voters are going to vote Democratic, which is not necessarily true.” ACORN is no stranger to controversy. For 38 years, the non-partisan organization has fought for social and economic justice for lowand moderate-income Americans. With 400,000 member families organized into more than 1,200 neighborhood chapters in 110 cities nationwide, ACORN has over the years seen its share of criticism while advocating for affordable housing, living wages, healthcare for the underserved— and while organizing voter registration drives. But none has been as withering and baseless as this one. With the presidential election less than two weeks away, ACORN’s detractors allege the organization has engaged in massive voter registration fraud after the reported discovery of bogus names, such as Mickey Mouse

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in his grandmother’s home in the 7000 block of South Yale Avenue. An Amber Alert – a designation for high-risk missing children – was issued Friday after Julian was discovered missing after the murders. Police arrested William Balfour, the missing boy’s stepfather and estranged husband of Julia, at his girlfriend’s Southside apartment several hours after the murders. Balfour’s mother, Michele, has told reporters that her son had nothing to do with the slayings. Balfour remains a suspect in

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Douglass Statue Unveiled

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Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton gives remarks at the Frederick Douglass statue unveiling. A 7-foot bronze statue of 19th-century orator and writer Frederick Douglass was officially unveiled at the U.S. Capitol on June 19. The unveiling ceremony was led by House speaker John Boehner.

The Douglass statue, which was created by sculptor Steven Weitzman and commissioned seven years ago, will be only the fourth statue or bust in the Capitol that honors an African American.


career and job training and mentoring programs to help out-of-work and out-of-school city youth. “It’s important we

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serves a very specific purpose, serving disconnected youth to make sure they can achieve their full potential,” RawlingsBlake told the AFRO.

and make a lot of babies. That’s all you guys do. And then suck up the welfare and expect everyone else to pay for your hospital bills for your kids. I jus’ say let Before age five, every room is a classroom. your kids die. That’s the best Continued from A1children die. move. Just let your Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple things like Forget about paying for hospital counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learning ability, argued cause and Maryland provides that,” The rules of procedure are difficult to billsPlaintiffs for them. and I’m others not gonna do that and help them enter school more prepared. That’s why PNC it. You guys are lowlifes. I the appearance before aAnd commissioner according to a video posted on understandequivalent for attorneys, much less for founded Growrecording Up Great and its Spanish-language Crezca hope you die.” stage because the is such a all “critical” the court’s website. someone whoprepare has mental health issues, con Éxito, a 10-year, $100 million program to help young Hurd thinks the hate calls will children for school and life. Pick up a free Sesame Street™ arrestee is subject to the loss of liberty. The plaintiffs further contended or isbilingual drug-dependent or otherwise.” cease soon. Ready for a PNC branch. It’s filled Under Maryland thethese arrestee has that judges“Happy, usuallyHealthy, rubber stamp the School” kit at The average arrestee may have “In two weeks, law, I think with all kinds of simple, everyday things you can do to help a child attacks will be over. But I think it the right to appear before a judge for commissioner’s decision—making it other considerations, beyond the legal learn. Together, we can work with our communities so an entire harder for us to get our awill bailbereview immediately after the difficult for public defenders to “cure” ramifications, on his or her mind—that generation won’t just grow up... but grow up great. name back on good graces commissioner’s However, whatever harm may have been incurred if he remains in jail his spouse might because they reallydecision. trashed us in that person could remain incarcerated during the client’s appearance before the leave or he may lose his job; she may the last few weeks.” To find out more, go to ACORN be for But days if he orwill shenot is arrested on the commissioner. even be thinking about getting his next or call 1-877-PNC-GROW. deterred. or before a holiday since judges weekend “We’re talking about putting people in drug fix. “We’ve been fighting for a only workfor onover weekdays. jail without representation,” a lawyer for “People want to get released as soon long time, 30 years, for in the 4 proceedings, the plaintiffs argued in the Jan. 4 hearing. as possible but may not know all the the However, rights of lowand Jan. moderateincome people all across thethat “there the state’s lawyer argued “[Arrestees] need to be counseled collateral damage of their decision,” country,” Hurd said. “We’re is no constitutional right to a bail from the get-go,” Carroll, the Sixth Carroll continued. “So, someone going to continue to fight for determination within 48 hours of arrest; Amendment activist, added. needs to be there who understands the economic justice in our commuthe right is to a determination of probable “The law has become very complex. complexities of the law.” nities.” TM /©2008 Sesame Workshop. All rights reserved. ©2008 The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Nutritional Science Program UMES School of Agricultural and Earns Accreditation Reaffirmation Natural Sciences Gears up for Summer The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) recently announced the 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation for the Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy’s Nutritional Science Program. The Council voted during its April 2013 meeting to continue full accreditation, as the program has met the standards and requirements set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. “Full accreditation speaks to our commitment to quality education, continued improvement of our program and accountability to the public,” Dr. Ivis Forrestor, Director of the Nutritional Science Program said in a statement. The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) initially accredited the Nutritional Sciences Program in 2002. Each accreditation is good for 10 years. ACEND is an autonomous accrediting agency for education programs preparing students to begin careers as registered dietitians.

The UMES School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences (SANS) is gearing up to host as many youth as possible this summer with the expressed goal of exposing the next generation to the benefits of scientific discovery and the educational and career opportunities available in the fields of agriculture and natural sciences. Summer programs include: the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, the Student Enrichment & Experiential Learning (SEEL) Program, the Geospatial Bridge Program, the Coastal Marine Sciences (CMARS) Programthe AgDiscovery Summer Enrichment Program, the Junior Academy of Science & Technology (JAST) Program, the Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education (BBEP) Program, and the Project SEED (Socially Engaged Entrepreneur Development) Program. For more information about summer programs in the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences at UMES, visit:


The Diamond Experience: Wine Sip & Art Show Galerie Myrtis, 2224 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 7:30 p.m. Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Metro Baltimore’s Wine Sip and Art Show. State Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant will host the evening along with City Councilman Nick Mosby. $30. For more information: 410-382-0877.

June 22

Natural Hollywood Magazine Night of Grandeur Eubie Blake Center, 847 N. Howard St., Baltimore. 7-10 p.m. View art, sip on wine and listen to live jazz. $25. For more information: 410-225-3130. ‘70s Throwback Party Confetti’s Event Center, 802 Gleneagles Court, Towson, Md. 9 p.m. Come out

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to relive the groovy ‘70s. The best dressed ‘70s costume wins the door prize. $20. For more information: 443-825-7097.

June 29

R-Block Annual Youth Gospel Fest Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1936 Woodlawn Drive, Baltimore, Md. 12 p.m. Gospel artists from around the country will perform. For more information: Paisley’s Pearl Midnight Masquerade Cruise Spirit of Baltimore Ship, Inner Harbor, 561 Light St., Baltimore. 11:30 p.m. This cruise at the Inner Harbor includes a moonlight buffet, cigar lounge and more. $60. For more information: 443-286-6136.

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Female Clergy Support Group Hosts Inaugural Legend’s Ball By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO Pomp and circumstance were certainly in order Friday night as the Female Clergy Support Group of Maryland (FCSG) held their inaugural Legend’s Ball, honoring women who have made significant impact through their leadership. Put together with the help of Sisters in Ministry (SIM), an interdenominational faith-based group for ladies, honorees were each recognized for their work in and outside of church walls both locally and internationally. Attendees got in-depth looks at each woman via three to four minute videos that played before each legend gave remarks and accepted an award for work in specific areas. “I was humbled, and I was honored to even be considered a ‘legend,’” Bishop Bertha Greene, 75, told the AFRO, after receiving her award at the organization’s premier gala.

“When I got the call, I was surprised. I wasn’t expecting it,” she said. The pastor of Baltimore’s Sacred Zion Full Gospel Baptist Church was selected for her direction within the state’s Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship (FGBCF). She has been state bishop since June 2011. Past contributions, aside from founding Sacred Zion in 1996, include 11 years as Chairwoman of Project ARISE (Abstinence, Remembering, Instilling Pride, SelfWorth, and Education), a church organization funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote HIV/AIDS awareness. The Vaughan, N.C. native also helped organize the Maryland National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, and became an author in 2008 with the release of her autobiography “From the Cradle to the Pulpit.” Greene was raised on a farm owned by her Clanton family and

said that she hopes that holding up positive examples of women in ministry will encourage others in their own faith walk. “God wants to use women in ministry,” she said. “And it’s important to understand the importance of knowing that God has a calling for women ministers.” The Female Clergy Support Group of Maryland was introduced at the beginning of the year as an answer to women in need of proper training and upright mentors within the faith community to guide, lead, and promote them to their best selves both spiritually, mentally, and physically in their every day lives. Along with Greene, two other bishops were acknowledged, including Bishop Joan B. Sanders, leader of El-Bethel Prayer Tabernacle for more than three decades. Dr. Minnie Washington, Rev. Leah White and Rev. Ann LightnerFuller, the first woman to serve as president of the Baltimore AME

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the goals of the convention. “The AIM convention is geared toward spiritual enrichment, fellowship and training for more effective world outreach,” he said. AIM stands for Auxiliaries in Ministry and the overall conference will be broken down into mini-conventions organized by auxiliaries. There will be the Music and Youth Convention, the Mission and Evangelism Convention and the Sunday School Convention. Each day will offer a “plethora” of classes and other pursuits geared toward every age group, Rev. Pierce said. “This is a family convention, offering a ‘mall’ of activities for the entire family,” he said. “The youth church will draw thousands of young people every day and they’ll be praising God, loving on God, singing, preaching….” Parents can also drop their children off at the children’s church where “all of the personnel have been vetted to ensure the safety of children,” the Baltimore pastor said.

At 7 p.m. each night, all three miniconventions will re-congregate for a session of praise, worship and the word. The preachers for each night will be, in order: Pastor Pierce, who is also vice chairman of the International AIM Convention; Pastor Roderick Hennings,

of the International Music Department, promises “three incredible nights of musical celebration.” The celebration begins on Wednesday with “A Night Of Worship,” with Psalmist Sharon Jackson and Send Judah First and other Worshippers United; followed on Thursday by the “Youth Explosion,” with Evangelist Vandalyn Kennedy and Minister Michael Hunt and the International Youth Choir; and ends Friday with “IMD Praise Party,” with national recording artists Dr. McAllister and the International Mass Choir of the Church Of God In Christ, along with some of Sr. the industry’s most notable artists. Special musical guests include Stephen Hurd, Jonathan Butler, Anthony Brown and Group Therapy, Y’Anna Crawley and many others. The concerts occur after each evening’s worship. Admission is open to the public and

“We don’t go into a city just to hold a convention; we go to orchestrate change...” – Rev. Carl Pierce of Zion Global Dominion Ministries in Amherst, N.Y.; Evangelist Rita Womack, who heads COGIC’s International Department of Evangelism; Superintendent Linwood Dillard Jr., chairman of the International AIM Convention; and Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr., presiding prelate of the COGIC denomination. Music will be a highlight of the conference, and Judith C. McAllister, International Minister of Music and president

Ministerial Alliance in 1992, were also recognized along with Rev. Cecelia W. Bryant, supervisor of the Fourth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Dr. Patricia Pender, an associate elder at the Beth-El Temple Church of Christ and manager of the Home Schooling Department for Baltimore City Public Schools, took to the stage along with Dr. Leslie Barnett-Davis, who enlivened the crowd with her testimony of surviving a heart attack and multiple sclerosis. Members of Love Alive Ministries also saw their leader, Dr. Goldia Demory Wright, recognized for her vision and strength as a woman in ministry. Two of the even dozen, Lady Weptonomah Carter of New Shiloh Baptist Church and Dr. Marie Antoinette Phillips, were posthumously honored. Highlights of Carter’s work included the founding of schools in Port au Prince, Haiti and Kenya, Africa to educate children, and the Progressive

Shiloh Workers, who raised funds for students headed to college. The event was held inside the Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom on the campus of Morgan State University, in front of a crowd that ranged from lay members of local churches to national faith leaders. “It really was a tremendous honor and encouragement- especially hearing the stories of the other sisters,” said Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the 117th bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church to be elected. McKenzie currently serves as prelate over the 10th Episcopal District, but has found time to complete four books, and serve on the Advisory Council of the White House Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009. “We’re all intertwined, and all of our lives kind of mesh togetherone after the other,” she said, of the others “who have done extraordinary work in the Lord.”

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free except for the Friday night performance, which carries a fee of $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Like the musicals, the other convention events are open to the general public, Rev. Pierce said. “This is not just a convention specifically for Church of God in Christ [or] for ‘church folk;’ anyone can walk in off the street and participate,” he said. That openness also points back to the ultimate goal of the five-day gathering, Rev. Pierce said. “We don’t go into a city just to hold a convention; we go to orchestrate change and to leave it impacted in a very positive way by our presence,” he said. “Even prior to the conference, people will be here praying and believing in God for a great impact,” he added. “We just expect great things to happen.” For more information, visit: http://www.

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River of Life Christian Center just before he was buried at the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery. “For most of his career he was doing service. He was very optimistic, upbeat, positive, and always generous with his time,” said Dr. Mark Barrow, chair of the history department at Virginia Tech. “His expertise was something that we really valued, especially his knowledge of African American history, particularly urban African American history in Baltimore.” In 2012, Farrar was named the Gloria D. Smith Professor of Africana Studies at Virginia Tech. On his web site, he listed as his areas of expertise American History, World War II, modern military history, the Vietnam War, terrorism and sports history. “He got more and more involved with giving back and made a conscious choice to be of service to others and give of himself,” Barrow told the AFRO. Farrar received his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland and earned his master’s degree and doctorate in history at the University of Chicago. While attending the University of Maryland in the 1960s, Farrar was a key force in the establishment of a Black student union and the creation of a Black studies program, according to close friend and fellow Virginia Tech professor, Peter Wallenstein. Farrar later documented his work as an undergraduate in an essay, which was edited by Wallenstein and added as an additional chapter to his book on higher education and the Civil Rights Movement. “He was a fine man, a fine colleague, and a fine friend,” said Wallenstein. “A loyal friend indeed--there was one point in particular where he came through for me, not only declaring his support- but demonstrating it.” According to Wallenstein, Farrar was wellversed in several different topics when it came to his love of history. “He knew an astonishing amount about an extraordinary range of things-- 1960s music, sports, whether baseball or football, the British monarchy, the French navy, you name it,” Wallenstein told the AFRO. Farrar wrote Leaders and Movements:

African American Life, published by Rourke Press in 1995, and The Baltimore AfroAmerican 1892-1950, published in 1998 by Greenwood Press. “He had great dreams, personal and professional, some of them never realized, and he was keenly aware of that, but others very much realized, and he was very aware of those too, and grateful,” said Wallenstein. At the time of his death, Farrar was completing another historical text focused on Baltimore’s Black community between 1950 and the year 2012. Colleagues said Farrar set high standards for minority students. Prior to joining the Virginia Tech staff in 1992, he taught at Fisk University, Spelman College, Morgan State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In addition to being a writer and scholar, Farrar was an officer in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1995 at the rank of lieutenant commander. Among his active duty assignments was race relations officer on board the carrier USS John F. Kennedy, 1972 to 1976. “He was a favorite in the core of cadets and enjoyed teaching the military courses,” said Glenn Bugh, who has taught at Virginia Tech since 1979. “He held down a key area of the department for many years and he did it with dignity and style. He was always approachable and the student’s knew it.” Bugh said that Farrar took an active hand in positively changing the Virginia Tech history curriculum, had a way of connecting personally with students and faculty. “He never tried to curry favor. He really meant it,” said Bugh. “He was the only faculty members in the department who regularly stopped by my office to ask about my son, who was serving in the Army in Iraq as a combat medic, and then in Afghanistan as a flight medic.” Bugh remembers those visits as “a sincere gesture of concern on his part, coming from an old Navy veteran.” “He was a sweet and decent fellow, always upbeat, dedicated to his students in teaching and mentoring, and a strong advocate for minorities at Virginia Tech.”

On view at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum June 22 – September 29, 2013

OPENING DAY Saturday, June 22, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Gospel Music Presentations: Oh Happy Day! Bring your tambourine and spend the afternoon grooving to gospel music performed by community church choirs and praise teams. Radio personality Ernestine Jones will be the emcee for the day. A craft activity will be available for children. Check the museum’s website for performance times. SPECIAL ADMISSION: $5

CHOIRS FEATURED: Eric Waddell and The Abundant Life Singers Kevin O. Davis and The FBC Unified Choir (Dallas, TX) The Reunion Choir of Baltimore The Vessels of God, Inc. The Armstrong Singers Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery is organized by Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) in New York City. This traveling exhibition is featured at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in collaboration with the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

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Louis vs. Schmeling II: More Than a Fight Pride of the Black Race Hung on Every Punch 75 Years Ago

the announcer said, outlining the blows that Louis showered on his opponent. “The gentleman (referee) is watching carefully.” He continued. “Louis measures him. Right to the body. Left up to the jaw and Schmeling is down. The count is 5, 5, 6, 7, 8…The fight

By Avis Thomas-Lester AFRO Executive Editor James “Winky” Camphor , of Baltimore is 86, but he remembers the fight like it happened yesterday. It was June 22, 1938 and more than 70,000 fight fans crowded into Yankee Stadium to witness a contest that was much more than a boxing bout. It was a grudge match—Black against White, Negro versus Aryan, the so-called “Land of the Free” battling Nazi Germany. For weeks, Joe Louis, the “Brown Bomber,” and his opponent, Max Schmeling, a beefy German who was supported by Adolf Hitler, had been feted by their respective countries. Americans were hopeful that this time Louis would reign victorious over the German boxer, who had beaten him in 12 rounds two years earlier. “The first time, Max Schmeling beat Joe Louis because he found a flaw. He worked on that flaw and he knocked him out,” Camphor said. “Joe Louis later promised his manager that it wouldn’t happen again. He said, ‘I want to fight him again. If I fight him again, you won’t have to go up the steps [into the ring] but one time.’ That meant he would win.” For Whites, a Louis win would strike a blow against fascism and prove that our nation and its ideals were superior to Hitler’s Deutschland dictatorship. But for African Americans, a victory would offer the world proof that they were equal, that they could perform as well as, or better than, anybody—given the opportunity and a level playing field. To the nation, Louis was a hero. To Blacks, he was a savior. The Black Press ran stories for weeks in advance of the story. The AFRO was in the forefront of the coverage, doing stories on everything from the amount of time Louis spent with his wife, Marva, leading up to the fight to a piece about his last workout. “Louis Sees Many Things as Next Wednesday Nears,” said an AFRO headline on the sports page of the June 18, 1938 edition. “Joe Louis (center) looks into the crystal ball at his training camp…probably to see what the outcome of his fight with Schmeling will be next week,” read the caption under a picture of Louis flanked by a turbaned magician and his manager, Joe Roxborough. In another photo, Louis stands between thenformer heavyweight contender Harry Wills and Panama Joe Gans. “Louis, still thinking of the beating Max gave him two years ago, is not passing up anybody’s advice these days—Jack Johnson’s included,” the caption said. As the fight drew close, the nation grew frenzied. In an AFRO story on the June 18 sports page, Staff Correspondent Levi Jolley reported on a Louis sparring session. “Joe

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AFRO Sports Page, May 30, 1936 far reaching effects to the Hitler regime that a special commission comprising physical educational experts, psychologists, and scientific experts has been sent over to assist the challenger, the AFROAMERICAN learned this week,” the James “Winky” Camphor, story said. who recalls the night Louis “The AFRO defeated Schmeling informant, who has just arrived from Germany to attend the fight and spend several weeks in America, says that so grave do certain Nazi officials regard the situation that the Goebbels propaganda department has already carefully prepared a flood of material to be used to counteract the effect a Louis victory may have on the politics in central Europe.” Broadwater said in his hometown of Bryn Mawr, Pa., neighbors started making plans weeks ahead of time to catch the radio broadcast of the contest. “On my street, Miller Street, we had two radios. My family had one,” he said. “My father used to mess with ours. He had batteries to run it. They looked like car batteries. I can recall the neighbors coming over days before the fight to ask if they could come down to hear the fight.” The fight at Yankee stadium was heard by an estimated 100 million people around the world listened, according to historical accounts. In Baltimore, Camphor listened with his mother, Emma, a fight fan, and his father, James Camphor Sr., an amateur boxer who taught him everything he knows about pro boxing. And he knows a lot. He once dabbled in the ring himself. He owns a pair of Muhammed Ali’s boxing gloves. He has traveled to dozens of fights, often with his wife, Peaches, including Ali-Frazier in New York and Tyson-Holyfield in Las Vegas, the same day Tupac was gunned down in front of the MGM Grand. “He was lying on the sidewalk right in front of us,” Camphor said as Peaches nodded. That night in 1938, though, Camphor was a pint-sized fight fan among many millions. The battle drew a larger audience than any event in history, according to historical reports. As the two men climbed into the ring, an announcer noted that Schmeling wore purple trunks and called him “an outstanding contender.” Then, the bell rang. “One left to the head, one left to the jaw, a right to the head,”

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Louis…demonstrated a lightning left, but was the receiver of 51 right hand socks during six rounds of boxing before 3,794 paid admissions, who contributed $4,173 at $1.10 a head…At least 1500 persons had to be turned away.” William Broadwater, 87, of Upper Marlboro, Md., was 12 at the time. He said the entire country was focused on the fight, but Blacks were obsessed with Joe Louis. “Joe Louis was to Black people what President Obama is to us today,” he said. “We didn’t have any heroes. There were no Black football players or Major League baseball players. We had had Jesse Owens to win big in the 1936 Olympics, but track and field wasn’t as popular as boxing. We hadn’t had a major Black hero since [boxer] Jack Johnson. Joe Louis was that person.” Broadwater, like Camphor, said Americans of all hues supported Louis. “It was the first time White people really got behind a Black person in a big way,” he said. “There was the whole thing of Americans against the Nazis. The Germans were supposed to be the superior race, so (White) people didn’t like that.” On June 25, the AFRO ran a front page story about the international implications of the fight. Though the fight was fought June 22, the newspaper with the results didn’t reach newsstands until July 2. “NAZIS AID MAX: Say Hitler Fears Loss; Fight May Play Great Part in International Affairs,” the headline read. “The German government fears the repercussions which may come from a Schmeling defeat by Joe Louis may react with such

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in the first round!” The fight had lasted a mere two minutes and four seconds. “Schmeling’s head rocked like a cradle as Louis’s blows found their mark,” said an article published in the AFRO on July 2. Broadwater remembers that there was complete silence during the fight. “You could hear a pin drop, but when he won, the whole street yelled,” Broadwater said. “When he had lost two years earlier, it was all boos.” Camphor recalled the reaction on Born Court in West Baltimore. “We all burst out into the street and ran around like it was a parade!” he said. Two years after Jesse Owens embarrassed Hitler at the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Louis had defeated another member of his so-called master race. Broadwater, who went on to join the U.S. Army Air Corps as one of the Black pilots who later would be called the Tuskegee Airmen, said he met Louis several times, typically at posh night spots. “He took a girlfriend of mine away,” Broadwater said. “She used to write to me in the service. When I came back and went looking for her, my friends said, ‘You can forget that. He bought her a fur coat.’” Louis did a turn in the military, as well. “Win, lose or draw, Joe Louis will fight his last battle in the prize ring September 29, against Lou Nova. After that Joe will do his stint in the army,” said an AFRO story on Sept. 27, 1941 bearing the title “Joe Louis’s Last Fight.” It noted that he made “$2,000,000 with his fists” in six years. Louis donated the purses from two fights to military causes. After a stint in the military, he returned to his career in the ring and fought successfully for several years. But in an AFRO story from Oct. 23, 1951 headlined “Don’t Cry For Me—Joe,” Art Carter, assistant managing editor, detailed the demise of Louis’s career. “Don’t cry for me…I have no alibi; I was awfully tired… Guess I’m too old,” said Louis, then 37, after he was defeated by Rocky Marciano. “Other fighters, newspapermen and members of Joe’s retinue were visibly showing their sorrow, through tears and saddened faces…This was the end of a great champion.” Louis worked at the end of his life as a greeter in Las Vegas. He died penniless at age 66 on April 12, 1981. Schmeling, who became his close friend after the second fight, reportedly helped pay for his funeral. Camphor said he plans to travel to New York on June 22 to see a fight to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the famous fight and to pay homage to Louis. “When Schmeling beat him the first time, Hitler declared supremacy,” the former educator said. “When Louis beat Schmeling in the second fight, he defeated Nazism. He beat Hitler’s best man. He was a hero. He will always be a hero for doing that.” Read more about the AFRO’s coverage of the Louis vs. Schmeling fight in the AFRO Archives! Visit

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Assuring competence, confidence and hope

Rep. Elijah Cummings

Graduation month has always been a bitter-sweet experience for me. It is the moment of truth when some of our young people will advance in their education, while others drop out of school. There are few dramas in life more poignant than this parting of the ways. When we look into the eyes of those who succeed and those who fail in our schools, we can see our own future there, just as clearly as if that vision were written in stone. I wish that more of my colleagues, especially those who are seeking to cut federal aid to education, would take the time to experience a graduation ceremony. They would see a brighter future in the eyes of these graduates holding their diplomas high – and they would better understand the critical importance of the federal funds that we are investing in our national destiny. It also would be revealing to those who would slash federal education aid if they were to take a few moments to meet and listen to those other young people who have dropped out of

school. Their dejected words would portend a far more dismal legacy. Like many in our community, a good public education transformed my life. That is why helping our young people to do well in school and graduate has always been such a personal mission for me. In a very real sense, the crossroads of success and failure on Graduation Day defines two fundamentally different directions that our nation could take in the years ahead. The more promising road is highlighted by national statistics that confirm progressively higher graduation rates from our nation’s public schools. Three-quarters of America’s young people are now graduating from high school in four years, up from only about two-thirds just a decade ago. Also promising is the evidence that minority students, their families and their teachers are driving this progress. Black and Latino students still lag behind their Caucasian and Asian classmates in the drive toward success, but a national commitment and hard work are slowly closing that gap. Earlier this year, the Maryland State Department of Education released information about the success rate for the Class of 2012. Statewide, Maryland saw steady growth in the percentage of students who earned their high school diploma in four years – while the number of students who dropped out of school fell. Equally heartening, more of our students who must fight harder for their diplomas are staying in school to achieve their goals, even if their journeys require an extra year. All of these young people – and the teachers, families and friends who are supporting their dreams – deserve our commendation and applause. “I hope that you will treasure your diploma,” I say to each class that honors me by their request that I speak at their graduation ceremony. “You have sacrificed for it, prayed for it, and

stayed up late for it.” “Some of you have even fallen down while pursuing it,” I continue, “but I thank God, Graduates, that you dusted yourselves off and got up . . . .” This, in the broader sense, has been the vision of our national movement to support and strengthen public education. We have been dusting off the failed educational stereotypes and methods of the past – and staying up late in our continuing struggle to assure that all of America’s young people have the opportunity to graduate. In Washington, the focal points of our struggle this year are two-fold: maintaining affordable interest rates on the federal Stafford Loans that are key components of “need-based” higher education aid and strengthening, while reforming, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. My service as a member of the Morgan State University Board of Regents has convinced me that more expensive Stafford loans would force far too many students to defer their college education. The stakes for our nation in strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act are equally compelling. As my colleague, Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski, an original co-sponsor of the Strengthening America’s Schools Act [S. 1094], has observed, “ If we educate and prepare our children well, they can be anything. If we do not . . ., they will fail, and we will have failed them.” Like my Democratic Senate colleagues, I am convinced that we can continue to move forward toward a better educated society. We must assure that young children come to school ready to learn, provide adequate federal resources to lower-income, Title I schools, and support professional development and reasonable standards for high quality teachers and principals. We also must expand our emphasis on the sciences and math, even as we ensure that the most effective teachers and leaders serve our most vulnerable school children. These are our educational challenges, and we dare not fail. In the lives of our young people, we have the opportunity to make our nation’s future one of competence, confidence and hope. Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The State of Equality and Justice in America

New Activists Need to Resume What Medgar Evers Started Fighting for social and racial justice is the enduring component of the civil right movements. In the tumultuous 1960s many great leaders emerged, dedicating their lives to moving America toward justice. Iconic civil rights activist, Medgar Evers made tremendous efforts in fighting for positive change and social justice. June 12, 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Evers. Though only 37 at the time of his death, he had become a key civil rights leader who worked diligently to secure equal rights in the state of Mississippi. It is vital to ensure that his work and legacy does not become blurred with other historical events. We must continue to teach younger generations of activists how we have been afforded certain rights, including voting rights, because of the bitter sacrifices of sheroes and heroes like Evers. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law extends its deepest appreciation for Mr. Evers’ courageous life and civil rights legacy.  Among my sheroes is Evers’ widow Myrlie Evers-Williams, who has valiantly upheld their shared ideals since his murder. The Lawyers’ Committee fully supports Myrlie’s efforts to build a memorial for her late husband at Alcon State University in Mississippi. More information about the memorial is available at  After becoming the first field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi, Medgar Evers organized and participated in voter registration efforts, demonstrations, and economic boycotts of companies that practiced discrimination. He also worked to investigate crimes perpetrated against African Americans. Evers’ many contributions to the civil rights movement, along with his untimely death, were both factors in the creation of the national Lawyers’ Committee, which I have been honored to lead for the last 24 years.  In the summer of 1963 demands for racial justice were increasingly being met with lawless intimidation and violence, and immediate action was needed. On June 11 President John F. Kennedy gave a nationally televised speech on civil rights stating that “it is better to settle these

Barbara R. Arnwine

matters in the courts than on the streets.” Hours later, Evers was assassinated by a member of the White Citizens’ Council. Shortly after President Kennedy heard the news of Evers’s assassination, he called for the best and the brightest attorneys in the nation to attend a historic meeting at the White House and urged them to defend the rule of law and the rights of civil rights demonstrators. Within a week, the Lawyers’ Committee was formed to obtain equal opportunity for minorities by leveraging the pro bono resources of the private bar to address legal factors that contribute to racial justice.  Today the Lawyers’ Committee and our partners remain vigilant on civil rights issues. We are currently fighting for stronger tenant laws in New Orleans, providing a voice for those who may not know how to speak up for their own fair housing rights. In addition, we are fighting to protect voters from voter suppression laws. We also strive to break the School to Prison Pipeline (STPP) through helping students who have fallen subject to the juvenile justice systems reenter into school to complete their education and educating teachers and parents on STPP issues.  In our efforts to uphold the legacies of civil rights activists, and encourage new activists to emerge, we have also implemented the Young Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights initiative. The goal of this initiative is to encourage lawyers in the first 10 years of their career who are interested or actively engaged in the work of the Lawyers’ Committee to join us in the fight. With our Young Lawyers Initiative, we are assisting the next generation to answer the call to action and become more knowledgeable about pressing racial and social justice issues by getting involved and connected with the civil rights issues nationally.  Leaders like Medgar Evers blazed a trail for generations to come; it is now up to us to continue fighting for justice. Let not the work of Mr. Evers be done in vain, but let it be a reminder of how far the civil rights movement has come and how much work remains. Barbara R. Arnwine is president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. 

Vanishing Snow: There Oughta Be a Law? Last month, more than 100 ski resorts joined the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) Climate Declaration. The BICEP declaration urges that Americans “use less electricity,” “drive a more efficient car,” and choose “clean energy” to combat climate change. Ski resorts are concerned that global warming will reduce snowfall and hurt the skiing industry.  Skiing executive Auden Schendler said, “Aspen Skiing Company joined the climate declaration because if there is an industry that ought to care about climate change, it’s the ski industry. The 2007 Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of a difficult future for the industry: “…snow cover area is projected to contract…mountainous areas will face glacier retreat, reduced snow cover and winter tourism… shifting of ski slopes to higher altitudes.”  There’s just one problem. Continental snowfall has been increasing. According to the Rutgers University Global Snow Laboratory, North American snowfall extent has been gradually rising over the last 40 years. The year 2010 showed the largest continental land area covered by winter snow since the data set began in 1967.

Steve Goreham


What makes otherwise sensible people fear that snow is disappearing when snowfall is actually increasing? It’s the ideology of Climatism, the belief that man-made greenhouse gases are destroying Earth’s climate. Belief in this same ideology causes people to purchase light bulbs that are slow to light up and to buy electric cars that can’t go very far. Climatism causes state governments to mandate erection of wind turbine towers that often stand idle. But if snowfall is changing, why do people believe that government action can change such a climatic trend? In the fall of 2009, the mayor of Moscow declared that the Russian Air Force was now able to “keep it from snowing.” Five months later, in February of 2010, Moscow received 21 inches of snow in a single storm. Last winter, Moscow received the most snow in a century.  Nevertheless, we probably have bipartisan support in Congress for regulation of snowfall. Save the polar bears and the snow.   Steve Goreham is Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition of America and author of the new book The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism:  Mankind and Climate Change Mania.

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Pepco Senior VP of Government Affairs Beverly L. Perry Announces July Retirement By Krishana Davis Special to the AFRO After a long and fulfilling career in public policy, grassroots organizing and law, Pepco Holdings executive Beverly L. Perry is ready for retirement. Perry lobbied for the Energy Policy Act on Capitol Hill in the 1990s and helped to raise funding for the African American Civil War Memorial in Washington, D.C. On July 1, she will retire from

her position as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs of mid-Atlantic energy company Pepco Holdings, but she hasn’t quite figured out what is next on her agenda. “I want to take some time and explore my options,” Perry told the AFRO in a recent interview. “I want to play golf and travel. Maybe I will write a book.” Perry said she also hopes to utilize the skills she has acquired over her career to continue to work in

government and community engagement. Perry, 66, grew up in rural Franklinton, N.C. Her family owned a tobacco farm and worked as independent sharecroppers. As a child, Perry worked alongside her parents and three other siblings on the family farm. She was the third oldest. “It was hard work. We had to work very, very hard and I knew I didn’t want that kind of career,” said Perry. “But one thing I learned from farm

work—because you get to see the physical product of your labor—if you work hard and treat what you do with care, you get a better product.” She said this idea was instilled in her at a young age, and she took it with her when she moved to Washington, D.C. in 1968. She worked fulltime as a law clerk for the department of justice while she attended George Washington University pursuing an undergraduate degree in sociology. Midway into her studies, she had a son, Kevin, and took a year off from college. Michele Rollins, a noted attorney in the district and nominee for the U.S. Mayor Vincent House of Representatives, Gray presented encouraged Perry to finish her Friendship undergraduate degree and go Collegiate to law school. Perry graduated Academy George Washington in 1976 Student Phillip and received her law degree Pride with an from Georgetown University award for Most in 1981. Outstanding While pursuing her High School degrees, Perry had moved Graduate and up the ranks at the Justice check for $4,000 Department, working as a at the D.C. researcher, paralegal and then Association lawyer. In 1986 she began of Chartered working as a lawyer for School’s third Frank, Bernstein, Conaway Annual STARS and Goldman practicing Tribute Gala in T:11”commercial litigation. May. S:10.5” “It was my first exposure

D.C. Student Wins Most Outstanding High School Graduate

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Beverly L. Perry to big businesses,” said Perry. “Most of our largest clients were banks.” During her four years working for the law firm, Perry said she consistently felt a pull towards a more publicservice-related job. “I kept being reminded of the commitment I made to Georgetown in my interview and personal statement to be a public servant,” said Perry. At the time she was also working as the president for the Hillcrest Heights Community Association in Maryland, where she lived at the time. “I thought, government relations work was really

the same as the community work I was doing for the neighborhood association,” said Perry. In 1990, Perry came to Pepco Holdings, then Potomac Electric Power Company, as Manager of Government Relations for the District of Columbia and Federal Affairs. She worked as a lobbyist for Pepco with the D.C. Council and on Capitol Hill. “I worked on the Energy Policy Act, which was being debated on Capitol Hill. It was a critical time in the industry and I helped to get an amendment on the bill,” said Perry. She rose through the ranks at Pepco moving onto general manager, vice president and then senior vice president of governmental affairs for Pepco. Perry said she has had a slew of mentors over the years that pushed her towards success including Michele Rollins; Judge Marian Blank Horn of the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals; Joe Rigby, chairman, president chief executive officer of Pepco and Bill Ferguson to name a few. “I learned by working in the community that as an advocate, you have to show a commitment to the greater community,” said Perry.























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Female Clergy Support Group members

Sherry Hunt of the New Shiloh Baptist Church sang “Hero” Founder of the Female Clergy Support Group Dr. Karen S. Bethea Charmeika Lewis, left, of East Baltimore’s Be Whole Ministries, led by Rev. Joyce L. England, with JaQuel Moore

Honoree Apostle Joan Sanders

Legends Rev. Leslie B Davis, Bishop Bertha Greene and Dr. Minnie Washington

Honoree Bishop Vashti McKenzie and FCSG member Lady Marlaa Reid Rev. Sandy Johnson, leader of Fresh Water Ministries, with Bernice Coles, of Restoring Life International Church

Shekinah Liturgical Dance Troupe from Set the Captives Free danced to”Finish What I Started” by Smokie Norful

The Female Clergy Support Group, founded by the Rev. Dr. Karen S. Bethea, pastor of Set the Captives Free, recently recognized those who blazed paths and cleared the way for contemporary women in ministry. The names provoke instant respect and reverence with the understanding of the struggle they endured both inside and beyond the church. The roll call is incredible and the choosing even more so. Photos by Alexis Taylor, Pink-framed pictures are Courtesy Photos

Monica Gordon and Ebony Custis of Calvary Baptist Church

Baltimore native Dr. Leah E. White, pastor, Greater Faith Baptist Church

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Honorees Dr. Minnie Washington, Bishop Vashti McKenzie, Rev. Leslie B. Davis, Dr. Leah White, Dr. Patricia Pender, Bishop Bertha Greene and Dr. Goldia Wright

The men of Be Whole Ministries

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake

Elder Carolyn Jones of Sacred Zion Church, with Dr. Mary McLaughlin, director of education at Sacred Zion, Minister Brenda Patterson and Linda Davenport, a member for over 17 years


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“There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found while journeying east and west-- the only folks we really wound are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know. We please the fleeting guest and deal full many a thoughtless blow to those who love us best.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox “What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man. I wanna take a minute or two, and give much respect due to the man that’s made a difference in my world…” Salt-N-Pepa It was like déjà vu seeing Dr. Homer Favor at the DuBois Circle’s event; he told me it was difficult to attend. Without saying we both knew he was referring to the death of his friend Dr. Bascom, who died shortly after the event in 2012 and in 2013 Homer has joined his buddy Marion and Goon Squad members, Sam Daniels, Harold Dobson, Vernon Dobson, Wendell Phillips, Frank Williams, Augustus Adair, Joseph Howard, Parren Mitchell and Madeline Murphy in paradise. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith…” II Timothy 4:7 Whenever I saw Dr. Favor, we embraced and inquired about our mutual friend, his barber Lenny Clay. We would gather at Lenny’s barbershop to debate, reminisce and occasionally someone got a haircut. Oftentimes it would be a debate with Dr. Favor, Delegate Melvin Stukes and Lenny holding court and every now and then, someone else’s opinion would break the monologue of these learned men. Most importantly, it was a time to learn from the masters. A humble man, Homer never tired fighting for equal justice and the need to pay it forward. We will miss his courteous manners, words of support, his GQ dress, his storytelling and his way of “telling it like it tis.” All rise the meeting of the Goon Squad can begin Brother Favor has arrived. RIP mighty warrior you fought a good fight. “Everybody on a championship team doesn’t get publicity, but everyone can say he’s a champion.” Magic Johnson The Ravens Ring party hosted at the Havana Club by my cousin David Couser, premiere event planner, was a star-studded night with Ravens Terrell Suggs, Ed Reed and team members displaying their championship rings. “…We are the champions, No time for losers, ‘Cause we are the champions of the world…” Queen

Former Raven Jamal Lewis, proudly wearing his 2001 championship ring, informed me he was working on some business ventures in Atlanta. Ed Reed was looking mighty fine “up close and personal” sporting his natural hairstyle. Partying with the Ravens were Zach McDaniels, Michael Mitchell, Paul Gardner, Debbie Allen, Miguel Stokes, Kristy Conway and Sherrie Tyler Pridgen. “It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won’t be taken who cannot seem to give. And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live…” Bette Midler Joseph and Gail Edmonds, Jimmy and Marcine Britton, James and Vhonda Lewis, Goldie and Judson Wood, Maia and Elliott Estes, Jean Hitchcock, Reggie and Mary Haysbert, Brian and Karen Haysbert, Steve and Comalita Barnes, Tanya Jimale of Seattle, Wash., Rev. Jerome and Paula Stephens, Del. Adrienne Jones, Marsha Jews, Frank and Diane Hocker, James Bentley, Takiea Hinton and Denise DeLeaver were among the guests enjoying the magical evening at Associated Black Charities’ New Orleans-style gala featuring jazz and beignets honoring African Americans in corporate leadership. My cousin Harry Johnson, a litigation partner with Whiteford, Taylor and Preston, was among the honorees. Kendrick “DJ5Starr” Tilghman is hosting Monday nights at Melbas on Greenmount Avenue for the 25-and- over crowd. He said, “Aunt Val you and your friends can come early from 5 to 9.” “You make me feel like dancing” so July 1 “I’ll be there” to jump-start my vacation. Kendrick knows entertainment. The son of Randy and Emily Tilghman, his grandfather was the legendary Charlie Tilghman. It’s in his bloodline. “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” Sydney J. Harris “The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.” Lucius Seneca Condolences to Ellen Vaughn-Chittams on the death of her father Rev. Alfred Vaughn, to Cheryl Ruffin on the death of her son Brandon Stroud , to Patti Ross, Sheila Burnett and family on the death of their sister Royalette singer Anita Ross and to the family of Dwayne Smith. “…People get ready…” Start spreading the news: Colin’s Seafood and Grill is coming soon to Randallstown so be prepared for a fine dining experience. “I’ll be seeing you…” Valerie & the Friday Night Bunch

“Bling bling, pinky ring worth about fifty…” B.G F

Anita E. Harris, 79 Teacher


Anita Elaine Harris, daughter of the late Ethel Travers Harris and Dr. Bernard Harris Sr., was welcomed into the world on January 22, 1934. She slipped peacefully into the arms of God on June 14, 2013. Born in Baltimore, Anita, affectionately known as “Neatsie,” was a product of the Baltimore City Public School System, graduating from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in 1952. While there, she participated in numerous clubs and organizations. During her senior year, she was introduced to society as a debutante by the MeDeSo’s, a medical society to which her father belonged. At an early age, Neatsie was baptized at Centennial-Caroline Street United Methodist Church where she was actively involved in Sunday School, ANITA E. HARRIS finance and trustee boards and anniversary celebrations. While in high school, Anita met Alvin Watson, a young man from West Baltimore. This chance encounter was destined to become a lasting relationship. After many years of courtship, they were joined in holy matrimony on March 19, 1960, a marriage that lasted 53 years. From this union a son, Barry Keith, was born. As an only child, he was the apple of his parents’ eyes. Alvin and Anita seemed joined at the hip. It was odd or infrequent to see one without the other. They shared many common interests, loved to travel and could be relied on to babysit family children or allow family to recuperate at their home, no matter how long it took. Anita’s post-secondary educational pursuits included matriculation at Coppin State Teachers College where she earned a B.S. degree in elementary education. Upon graduation from Coppin, she began a 42 year career with the Baltimore City Public School System. Her first assignment was as a teacher at Thomas G. Hayes Elementary School. Her next assignment was at nearby newly opened City Springs Elementary School. While employed, she continued her educational growth at Johns Hopkins University and Coppin State College. Anita’s vivacious personality never allowed her to meet strangers. To her, everyone was not only acceptable in God’s sight but in hers as well. Her infectious laughter could be distinguished from all others in a crowd. Her greatest pleasures were derived from her love for and interaction with family. She was, as her son noted, familycentered and giving. Over the years Anita was active in numerous social organizations. Among them were the Gimpers, Chipperettes, Trekkers Limited, Thursday Bridge Club, TriState Elks (Zorah Elliot Temple #717) and Epicureans. The epicurean creed was her mantra: to eat, drink and be merry and enjoy each God-given day of your life. When family members and close friends were asked to describe Anita, responses included “beautiful”, “the consummate hostess”, “exhilarating”, “non-judgmental”, “protector”, “happy-go-lucky”, “spiritually uplifting”, “joyous” and numerous terms of endearment. She leaves to mourn her passing: husband, Alvin B. Watson; son, Barry Keith Watson; sister, Elise Harris Clarke; brother, James R. “Dickie” Harris (Mildred); nieces, Brenda Clarke Blount, Marilyn Harris-Davis (Michael), Monica Blount Hart (Wayne) and Jennifer Blount; nephews, Dr. Miles G. Harrison Jr., (Wanda) and Robert E. Blount Jr.; sister-in-law, Betty Milton Harris; several grand-nieces and -nephews, the Carr and Watson families; and lifelong loyal friends, Michele Nesbit, Jacqueline Hunt Howard, Valerie Smith, Charlotte Hampton and Darline Williams. She was preceded in death by siblings Bernard Harris Jr., Bernardine Harris Harrison, Robert Hiram Harris Sr. and Berkley White.

Margaret T. Barton Physical Education Teacher

Margaret T. Barton passed away on June 8, 2013 in Columbia, Maryland surrounded by family and friends. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Margaret grew up in the Philadelphia area and attended Morgan State College, now University, from 1953 to 1957, graduating with an undergraduate degree in physical education. She later became a member of the faculty in the Department of Health Physical Education and Recreation at Morgan. She was a devout catholic all of her life. No matter where she was in the world she always found the nearest Roman Catholic Church and attended mass. In 1980 she joined the fellowship of St. Jude Shrine in Baltimore. She has been an active part of that community of worship and served as a lector and volunteer for over thirty years. While a student at Morgan, Margaret became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She was an athlete and a dancer. Her friends nicknamed her Margo. She also met her future husband, Boyce W. Barton Jr. from Baltimore; they were married in 1959 and from this union, a daughter, Deborah Louise Barton was born. Margo will be remembered as a regular fixture and a member of the staff of the Supreme Court Club. She played competitive racquetball for many years. She and her many racquetball friends became known as “THE HARD CORE” because of their racquetball prowess. She also loved to bowl and belonged to multiple bowling leagues. Included in her many awards would be the Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals for Country Line Dance at the Maryland Senior Olympics. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah L. Barton, mother-in-law Missouri O Barton and brother-in-law Jim Davenport. Margaret was frequently heard to say, “I HAD A GOOD TIME AT THAT PARTY”

Hazel L. Smith, 92 Cosmetologist

Hazel Louise Smith departed this life and stepped over into eternity on Feb. 3, 2013. She was born on May 2, 1921 in Prince George’s County, Md. She was the daughter of the late Bishop Harry and Alice Hughes. Mother Hazel, as she was called, was baptized at an early age. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and didn’t mind letting you know. She joined Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church in the mid-forties and was a devoted and loyal member. Because of her love for her church and pastor, she would not let anyone talk about her pastor. She sang on several choirs including the Senior Choir, the Women’s Chorus, the Mass Choir, the Gospel Music Workshop of America, and The Pauline Wells Lewis Legacy Mass Choir, where she was known as the Mother of the Choir. Hazel was a cosmetologist for over 50 years. She also loved to cook; many know her specialties were cheese cake, German chocolate cake, apple and peach cobblers, pound HAZEL L. SMITH cake, friend chicken, crab cakes and many other delicious dishes. She was preceded in death by Doris and James Thurston, her sister and brother-in-law. Mother Hazel leaves to cherish her memory a devoted son, Roland C. Smith Sr., grandchildren, Roland C. Smith Jr., Luvern C. Smith, Kelly Simmons (Barry) and Mark Wright; a host of great-grandchildren, great nieces and nephews, two great goddaughters, Janae Sturgis and Katie Crawford and a host of relatives and friends.

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ARTS & CULTURE Mister and Lady Day

in the wings just offstage, allowing a very grateful master to share a joyous reunion with Man’s, or should I say, Lady Day’s best friend.

Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her

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By Amy Novesky Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton

Oprah Winfrey Donates $12 Million to The Smithsonian

Book Review By Kam Williams

Wesley Jonathan (far left) with his co-stars on ‘The Soul Man’ on TV Land.

Wesley Jonathan: Veteran Actor Stars in ‘The Soul Man’ By Kam Williams Los Angeles, Calif. native Wesley Jonathan entered showbiz at an early age. He currently plays Burrell “Stamps” Ballentine on TV Land’s “The Soul Man.” The hit sitcom’s second season premiered June 19 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The show revolves around Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine (Cedric the Entertainer), an R&B superstar-turned-minister who relocated to St. Louis with his family to preach in his father’s church. Moving seamlessly between comedic and dramatic roles since he was a young child, Wesley has exhibited an impressive range of acting talent. In addition, he’s a gifted and accomplished dancer and athlete, and has starred in countless movies, television shows and commercials. He made his television debut at 8, appearing on the smash FOX series “21 Jump Street.” He was a series regular on The WB’s top-rated sitcom, What I Like about You, starring Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth, and on the syndicated Teen NBC series “City Guys.” Since then, he has guest-starred and enjoyed recurring roles on some of the most popular shows on television, including “NCIS,” “Cold Case,” “90210” and “CSI: Miami.” Kam Williams: Hi Wesley, thanks for the interview.

Wesley Jonathan: Absolutely, Kam! Thank you. KW: How would you describe your TV sitcom, “The Soul Man,” in 25 words or less? WJ: In 25 words or less? That’s crazy! Let’s see… The show is about a former R&B singer of very risqué songs who gets the calling to become a minister. And in doing so, he uproots his family from Sin City, Las Vegas, and moves to St. Louis to take over his father’s church. In the process, his family has to make the adjustment from a celebrity’s lifestyle to an uncompromisingly holy lifestyle. It’s a funny show about family, about change, and about making adjustments in your life. KW: Isn’t Cedric originally from St. Louis in real life? WJ: Yeah, he is from St. Louis. KW: Tell me a little about your character, Stamps? WJ: Stamps is Cedric’s younger brother. He’s a wacky, wisecracking character, and you never know what’s going to come out of his mouth. He doesn’t take life seriously, doesn’t have a job, and is always saying whatever random thoughts come to mind. KW: How did you manage

“The great jazz singer Billie Holiday, known as Lady Day, had fame, style, a distinctive singing voice—and lots of dogs. But a boxer named Mister was the dog she loved most. She took great care of Mister, and Mister took good care of her. When the spotlight lit her up like a star, Mister was there. When the stage—and her life—went dark, Mister was there. No matter what, Mister gave Lady Day courage. But would she have enough courage to sing at the grandest venue of her career? — Excerpted from the inside flyleaf. I was somewhat skeptical of the children’s book about Jimi Hendrix published last year, until I read it and was pleasantly surprised by its apropos storyline. Because the self-destructive rock guitarist died of a drug overdose on drugs at 27, it was hard to see how anybody could figure out how to put a positive spin on his checkered career in a way that would work for impressionable young readers. I was just as wary approaching this exquisitely illustrated tale about Billie Holiday (1919-1959), given that it’s aimed at tykes between the ages of 4 and 8. After all, the late jazz legend known as Lady Day died way before her time after a relentlessly-rough life marked by absentee parents from infancy, rape during adolescence, teenage prostitution, a string of abusive relationships, substance abuse, a prison stint for drug possession and passing away of cirrhosis of the liver while in police custody. Apparently, the doomed diva’s saving grace was being a dog lover, including owning a beagle, a mutt, a poodle, a terrier, a Great Dane and a couple of Chihuahuas. This touching tome is devoted to chronicling Billie’s enduring bond with her beloved boxer, Mister. She and the anthropomorphic canine were ostensibly inseparable, with her cooking and knitting sweaters for him while he would keep fans at bay by guarding her dressing room before and after shows. The delightful picture book’s plot thickens when we learn that the loyal pet was inconsolable after she was sent up the river. What supplies the primary suspense is the question of whether or not the recently-paroled ex-con would be up to the daunting challenge of a comeback concert at Carnegie Hall soon after her parole. Of equal import is Billie’s concern for her long-lost hound’s whereabouts. Of course, he miraculously materializes, waiting to avoid the pitfalls of fame that have ensnared so many other child actors? WJ: Well, there’s a big difference between being a child actor and being a child star. I was a child actor. I worked a lot as a kid, but the weight that a child star has to bear is far more than that of a child actor. It’s extremely heavy. Secondly, my mother is from a rough area of East St. Louis, and she just wasn’t having any craziness. Third, I was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, which was a strict upbringing that helped me

“Something Special” performed for the 6th annual empowerment conference and expo for She Matters, June 1 at Morgan State University.

stay in line. Drugs and other stuff were never a temptation. I guess I had an old soul. KW: What was the last song you listened to? WJ: “Don’t Be Cruel” by Bobby Brown. KW: When you look in the mirror, what do you see? WJ: I see a young man who is trying to be seen and appreciated by the masses for his work. KW: What keeps you grounded? WJ: What keeps me sane in this insane business is that even on the carpet I’m mostly me. I might smile a lot less in real life, but I know how to adjust to the situation. KW: If you only had 24 hours to live, what would you do? WJ: To acquire as much knowledge about Jehovah, God, as possible. KW: If you could meet any historical figure, whom would you choose? WJ: Wow! I would say Malcolm X. KW: How do you want to be remembered? WJ: As talented, real and loving. KW: Best of luck with “The Soul Man.” WJ: Thank you, Kam.

Photo by J.D. Howard

By Blair Adams Special to the AFRO The Smithsonian’s upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. recently received an astonishing gift from a prominent philanthropist. Oprah Winfrey bestowed a gift of $12 million on June 11 to support the development and construction of the new museum. Winfrey, who has been active on the museum’s advisory board since 2004, donated $1 million in 2007. “I am deeply appreciative of those who paved the path for me and all who follow in their footsteps.” Winfrey said in a statement. “By investing in this museum, I want to help ensure that we both honor and preserve our culture and history, so that the stories of who we are will live on for generations to come.” “We are overjoyed by what Oprah has done,” Senior Program Director John W. Franklin said in a statement, “This shows her commitment and this by far, has been the most significant gift to date.” In honor of Winfrey’s

generous donation, the museum will name their new theater “Oprah Winfrey Theater.” It will seat 350 and is said to be one of the largest spaces in the museum. Construction has already begun on the $500 million project. Half of the money for the new museum comes from Congressional allocations and the remaining amount comes from corporate foundations and notable donations. In addition to the Oprah Winfrey donation, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture received gifts from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The Lilly Endowment. The new museum is scheduled to open in late 2015. It will sit on five acres of land and will be visible from the White House.


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First Woman Takes Helm of Grace Presbyterian Church By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO

Baltimore’s Grace Presbyterian held a joyous celebration on June 9 to honor the installation of the Rev. Tanya S. Wade as pastor. The congregation voted Wade into office on Apr. 28 and on May 9, she officially became the first woman to lead the church in its 133year existence. Roughly 150 gathered from several different Presbyterian ministries at 4 p.m. for the ceremony to celebrate the transition in leadership and the new beginning. “It’s a relief because it’s (Photos by Alexis Taylor) been a long journey for me,” Rev. Tanya S. Wade prepares for her installation as the Wade told the AFRO shortly first African American pastor of Grace Presbyterian after the installation service Church. as the festivities moved to the dining hall for an open dinner. “I’ve been seeking a permanent home for many years and I am so excited!” She was raised in Baltimore and is the product of Baltimore’s public schools. She earned a Master of Divinity degree, with a concentration in pastoral care, from Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Ga., She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, after graduating from Western Senior High School. Wade is only the eighth pastor to direct the church, located near Greenspring Avenue, and she follows behind Rev. Arthur Reynolds, who led the congregation for 25 years. But this isn’t her first time making history. She became the first African American woman to be ordained as a clergy member in the Presbytery of Baltimore on July 21, 1991. Wade said that she has longed to have her own church since that time, but the accomplishments and triumphs didn’t stop. By 1999 she became the first Presbyterian clergy member to cross over the denomination lines and serve in a Lutheran Church teaching Lutheran doctrine. Wade said that her time as a mission developer and associate pastor for the Maryland Delaware Synod of the ECLA brought her even closer to her Presbyterian roots with a Baptist Church influence. “We serve the same God. Wherever he sends me I have to go,” she said, adding that she believes the “written Lutheran doctrine is the most beautiful doctrine ever seen--a love letter to

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God.” She is currently the Moderator of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic region. “I’ve seen her grow,” said Rev. Lonnie J. Oliver, of Associate African American Congregational Support Office in Louisville, Ky. “Within ten years, I see Grace making a paradigm shift because they will be more biblically based, spiritually awake, and trying some new things because Rev. Tanya S. Wade answers Constitutional questions of it.” from Elder Arthur Craytor, vice moderator, far right, along “They have the person with questions from the congregation by Elder Lois Kyler, that is going to lead them center, the Grace clerk of session. in the right direction and she has the patience not to initiate change too rapidly but to be steady and consistent,” said Oliver, who delivered the Sunday afternoon sermon for the service that included liturgical dance and vocal selections. Brothers Willie Alston, 69, and Lawrence Alston, 61, were both on hand help minister through song and attest to how Wade impacted communities surrounding their church with her way of Many gathered inside Grace Presbyterian Church Jun. 9 getting outside of the church to mark the installation of their first woman pastor since walls. its founding in October of 1880.  “She’s a community person and believes in going around the community and doing whatever she can,” said the elder Alston. “We went out to other churches, such as Christ our King in Bel Air, Md. and got more involved in giving Thanksgiving baskets- we were already giving them but with the help of the church in Bel Air we were able to reach one thousand.” The Rev. Lonnie J. Oliver delivers the sermon for the Wade served Knox installation service, giving encouraging words to Rev. Presbyterian Church for three years as interim pastor, Wade, a woman he says has the vision and the means to according to the Alstons. turn Grace Presbyterian into a church of action.  “We learned to love her and of course we liked her,” said Willie Alston. “She was always there and always had a caring ear. She knew the right things to say and do.” Wade said she plans to continue growing the Grace Presbyterian Church through community outreach and strong leadership that includes not only her, but members of the congregation. One of the first things she wants to do is reinvigorate the church pantry, which she believes, with the help of area churches, could become a weekly initiative.

June 22, 2013 - June 28, 2013, The Afro-American



O’s Move into Second Place in American League East Orioles Weekly – 11 By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor The Baltimore Orioles passed the New York Yankees and claimed second place in the American League East with victories in two series during week 11 of the season. (June 10-12) Orioles Take Two of Three Against Angels Baltimore (39-30) began their run in Camden Yards with a home series against the Los Angeles Angels. The Orioles won the opening game, 4-3, after waiting out a rain delay of more than two hours. Baltimore scored two key runs in the sixth inning and the bullpen held off the Angels through the ninth inning for the win. Closer Jim Johnson earned his 22nd save of the year. The second game of the series came down to a pitcher’s duel between O’s starter Miguel Gonzalez and Angels’ starter Jason Vargas. Gonzalez won the battle, pitching a career-high eight innings while allowing just four hits and one run and striking out five batters in the 3-2 win. Johnson relived Gonzalez in the ninth inning to earn another save. The Angels rallied in the third game with a six-run seventh inning highlighted by a homerun from designated hitter Albert Pujols and a bases-loaded triple by shortstop Erick Aybar. Los Angeles defeated Baltimore, 9-5.

(June 13-15) Orioles Take First Two, Drop Third, in Four-Game Series Against Red Sox The Orioles bounced right back to beat the A.L. East-leading Boston Red Sox on June 13 in the opener of their four-game series. The score was tied 4-4 for 13 innings until Chris Davis hit a walk-off single to give the O’s a 5-4 win. Davis had two hits in the game, while Adam Jones had just one hit, which also came in the 13th inning. The second game against the Red Sox was much shorter, as the O’s put on a pitching clinic to seal a 2-0 victory. Starting pitcher Chris Tillman didn’t surrender a run over six innings, and the bullpen kept the Red Sox off the scoreboard to close out the game. Third baseman Manny Machado led Baltimore with three hits in the game, and Chris Davis had a hit and a run scored. Jim Johnson finished the game to earn his 24th save of the season. Unfortunately, the Orioles couldn’t make it three straight

wins, falling 5-4 in game three. Baltimore fell behind midway through the game, down 5-2 by the seventh inning, but made an attempt at a comeback in the ninth inning. Catcher Matt Wieters hit a two-run homerun to bring the O’s within one, but the Red Sox turned a double play on a subsequent fly ball by second baseman Ryan Flaherty to end the rally. Analysis: The Orioles are having trouble closing out their series, but as long as they continue to win two games of each set, they can end the season in control of the American League East. The Red Sox are still in first place with a 42-28 record, but Baltimore has beaten them 12 out of the last 19 times the two teams have faced each other. Orioles Player of the Week: Johnson is back on track for the O’s after several rough outings, earning three saves this week. He still sits atop the American League with 24 saves. Next-up: The O’s will travel to Toronto to take on the Blue Jays on June 21-23.

Will LeBron’s Struggles in the Current NBA Finals Hurt his Legacy? AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk (June 17, 2013) No one can argue that Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is not the best basketball player in the world. The 6-foot-8inch, 250-pound forward was recently named National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player for the fourth time, perhaps cementing his legacy as the best player of his era. But what about the mantle of best player of all eras? The greatest-of-alltime crown has been resting on the head of NBA legend Michael Jordan for the past 20-plus years and James has long been regarded as Jordan’s heir-apparent. But dark clouds are gathering over the reputation of the player once known as “King James” as the game’s best living player and maybe the best of all time. Unfortunately for James’ legacy, he has already been on the losing end of two out of three NBA Finals series and is one loss away from exiting the current NBA championship series as second best. The Miami Heat currently trails the San Antonio Spurs three games to two in the best-of-seven series. Will King James’ failures in the Finals prevent him from ever wearing the real king crown? The AFRO sports desk debates. Riley: This question is nonsense. Let me make this very clear: LeBron is easily the greatest athlete that the game of basketball has ever seen. No one in the world has ever seen anyone do what he can do on the basketball court, and for that reason alone, he is already on the verge of best-of-all-time status. Let’s also not forget that he’s only 28-years-old and is already a four-time MVP. He has one ring now with plenty of years left to get more. And even if he never does match MJ’s ring count, that doesn’t disqualify him from claiming to be the greatest. MJ doesn’t have more rings than Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell, but you don’t hear anyone proclaiming Russell as the best-ever. Teams, not individual players, win

championships so LeBron’s individual legacy shouldn’t be affected by his teammates’ shortcomings. Green: I actually agree with your last statement. Teams win rings, not players. However, LeBron is undoubtedly the leader of this Miami Heat team and he hasn’t been producing during this current Finals series against the Spurs the way a superstar leader should. Everybody on the Heat squad is playing their typical role, besides LeBron, who has struggled mightily against the Spurs’ defensive strategy. LeBron is capable of averaging 30 points per game, just like he did during this year’s Eastern Conference Finals against the tough Indiana Pacers. Instead, he’s averaging a quiet 21 points per game; he didn’t even score more than 18 points in the first three games of the series. Michael Jordan never struggled like this in six finals appearances. He never scored less than 24 points in any championship game. MJ was a perfect 6-for-6 in championship tries, and that’s because he dominated every game as the leader of his

team. Riley: First of all, MJ didn’t reach the Finals and win his first ring until he was 27-years-old. That’s the same age LeBron was when he won his first ring. Sure, LeBron was 0-for-2 in his first two Finals appearances, but he was only 22-years-old and far from his prime when he lost to the Spurs in the ’07 Finals. He was just 26-years-old, and still not exactly in his prime, when he lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 Finals. Young and undeveloped, LeBron was still able to lead his team to a championship series. And even though he lost, that’s an accomplishment that MJ doesn’t have. LeBron didn’t really enter his prime until 2012, when he won his first ring as the Finals MVP; now that he’s at his best, let’s see how many rings he’ll collect.

against the Spurs. And I’m not taking credit away from the Spurs team, and especially their head coach Gregg Popovich. Popp is a pure mastermind and has put together a defensive strategy that has kept LeBron from doing what he does best, which is driving the rim for layups and dunks. Yet the fact

that Popp can even devise this kind of strategy against LeBron tells you why he will never be better than MJ. Mike Jordan might have been “Air Jordan” because of his elite athleticism, but he’s the greatest of all time because of his all-around game. If a team had tried to keep MJ from attacking the rim,

he would have burned them with his outside jumper. That’s exactly what LeBron (or as I like to call him, LeUp, because driving for a layup is his only go-to move) should be doing. Instead, he’s been held in check. No team could ever hold MJ in check in his prime. And that’s why nobody will ever take his crown from him.

Green: Honestly, it wouldn’t matter if LeBron finished his career with more titles won than MJ. His career resume will never match Jordan’s; not the way that he has individually underperformed much of this year’s Finals series

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CITY OF BALTIMORE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS BUREAU OF WATER AND WASTEWATER NOTICE OF LETTING Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for Sanitary Contract 868-Liquid Oxygen Plant Improvements-Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204, City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Positively no bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon.The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 as of Friday, June 14, 2013 and copies may be purchased for a non-refundable cost of $100.00.Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package.All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties should call 410-396-6883 or contact the Committee at 751 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (JV), then in that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is E13003 Water and/or Sewer Treatment Plants and Pumping Stations Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $5,000,000.00 to $10,000,000.00A Pre-Bidding Information session will be conducted at Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant (3501 Asiatic Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21226) in the Administration Building on June 27, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Principal Item of work for this project are: A. The work in Sanitary Contract No. 868 shall generally include replacement of existing underground and above ground steel piping for gaseous oxygen with new above ground schedule 40 stainless steel piping. Replacement of existing underground hot bath evaporators using expensive electrical power with new above ground evaporators which will use ambient air for evaporation. Other upgrades include upgrades to instrumentation including new mass flow meters and emergency shut off valve, including new roof for the LOX control building and emergency exit stairway, with new lighting protection and bird proofing systems The MBE goal is 7% The WBE goal is 2% SANITARY CONTRACT 868 APPROVED: Bernice H. Taylor Clerk, Board of Estimates APPROVED: Alfred H. Foxx TYPESET: Wed Jun 19 15:50:39 EDT 2013 Director of Public Works HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BALTIMORE CITY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS DEVELOPER PARTNER FOR PROJECTS UNDER RENTAL ASSISTANCE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) requests qualifications from experienced low-income housing developers (Developer) to partner with HABC in responding to HUD Notice PIH-2012-32(HA) otherwise known as the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program or to convert public housing to Housing Choice Voucher subsidy through other means. HABC intends to enter into an agreement with the selected developer to jointly redevelop one or more public housing developments under the RAD program or by other means available to HABC under its Moving to Work (MTW) authority or otherwise. HABC expects that the projects to be redeveloped will need particular affordable and public housing resources, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Project Based Vouchers (PBV) or Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), and various soft loan programs, for example. HABC is seeking a partner or partners to pursue RAD projects. The partner or partners should be experienced with mixed-finance, low-income housing programs including: FHA lending; LIHTC; HOME and Section 8 rental assistance. The successful respondent(s) will assist HABC in completing the RAD application process, securing financing commitments from lenders and equity investors as necessary, and carrying the project(s) from commencement to construction and delivery in accordance with applicable regulations. The successful respondent(s) will also be responsible for developing a management and ownership structure in consultation with HABC, and for implementing that structure and ongoing management post project completion. The selected development partner or partners will also be in a position to negotiate with HABC for ownership, development fee and other compensation, all of which will be contingent on successfully bringing a project or projects to completion under the RAD program, including HUD approvals and successful financing and construction. PROPOSALS WILL BE DUE no later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, July 19, 2013. A non-mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., at 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 416, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. HABC has established a minimum goal of twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar amount of the proposed contract for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) utilization, applicable to all minority and non-minority businesses proposing to provide the requested services as the prime contractor. No goal has been established for participation of Women-owned businesses (WBEs), however, HABC strongly encourages and affirmatively promotes the use of WBEs in all HABC contracts. The Responders must also submit a plan for complying with Section 3 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1968, 12 U.S.C. Section 1701u. The RFQ may be obtained on or after Friday, June 21, 2013, at the following location: Housing Authority of Baltimore City Division of Fiscal Operations, Purchasing Department 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414 Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Attention: John Airey, Chief of Contracting Services Tel: (410) 396-3261 Fax: (410) 962-1586 TYPESET: Wed Jun 19 15:37:29 EDT 2013 CITY OF BALTIMORE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES NOTICE OF LETTING Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for GS 11804 Renovations to Engine House 53 will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204, City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Positively no bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon.The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 as of Friday, June 21, 2013 and copies may be purchased for a non-refundable cost of $50.00. Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package. All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties should call 410-396-6883 or contact the Committee at 751 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (JV), then in that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is E13001-3 Story and Under Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $100,000.01 to $500,000.00 A Pre-Bidding Information session will be conducted at The Site, 608 Swann Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229 on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Principal Items of work for this project are: 1. Demolition of Interior Space 2. Renovation of First Level Kitchen & Common Space The MBE goal is 27% The WBE goal is 9% CONTRACT NO. GS 11804 APPROVED: Bernice H. Taylor Clerk, Board of Estimates APPROVED: Steve Sharkey Acting Director, Department of General Services


CITY OF BALTIMORE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTICE OF LETTING Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for BALTIMORE CITY NO. TR-13009 ADA RAMP REPLACEMENTS AND INSTALLS will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204 City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M JULY 17, 2013. Positively no bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 as of JUNE 14, 2013 and copies may be purchased for a non-refundable cost of $75.00. Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package. All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prerequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties should call (410) 396-6883 or contact the Committee at 751 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (JV), then in that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is D02620 (Curbs, Gutters & Sidewalk. Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $200,000.00 to $500,000.00 A Pre-Bidding Information session will be conducted C.L. BENTON BUILDING, 417 EAST FAYETTE STREET, ROOM 724 at 10:00 A.M. on June 28, 2013. Principal Items of work for this project are: 5 Inch Concrete Sidewalk - 16,000 SF & Detectable Warning Surface - 1,400 SF The MBE goal is 18% and WBE goal 8%. APPROVED: . Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk TYPESET: Wed Jun 19 14:57:15 EDT 2013 Board of Estimates CITY OF BALTIMORE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTICE OF LETTING Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for FTA PROJECT NO. MD-03-0119-00; BALTIMORE CITY NO. TR11313; KENT STREET TRANSIT PLAZA & PEDESTRIAN CORRIDOR will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204 City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M July 17, 2013. Positively no bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 as of June 21, 2013 and copies may be purchased for a non-refundable cost of $100.00. Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package. All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prerequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties should call (410) 396-6883 or contact the Committee at 751 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (JV), then in that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is (A02602 Bituminous Paving). Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $500,000.00 to $1,000,000.00 A Pre-Bidding Information session will be conducted at 10:00 AM. on July 3, 2013, at 417 E. Fayette Street, Charles L. Benton, Jr. Building, Richard Chen Conference Room, Baltimore, MD 21202. Principal Items of work for this project are: 5 Concrete Sidewalk - 7,100 SF; 7 Plaza Concrete Paving, Modified Mix no. 6 - 425 SY & 150 Watt Boardwalk LED Fixture with Photocell on 22´-6 Pole - 14 Each. The DBE goal is 14%. . APPROVED: Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk TYPESET: Wed Jun 19 14:56:31 EDT 2013 Board of Estimates CITY OF BALTIMORE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTICE OF LETTING Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for FAP No. CM-000A(972)E; SHA No. BC319-024-815; BALTIMORE CITY NO. TR12319; CITYWIDE ADA AND SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204 City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M July 17, 2013. Positively no bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 as of June 14, 2013 and copies may be purchased for a non-refundable cost of $75.00. Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package. All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prerequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties should call (410) 396-6883 or contact the Committee at 751 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (JV), then in that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is (A02602 Bituminous Paving & D02620 Curbs, Gutters & Sidewalks. Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $500,000.00 to $1,000,000.00 A Pre-Bidding Information session will be conducted at 10.00 AM. on JUNE 28, 2013, at 417 E. Fayette Street, Charles L. Benton, Jr. Building, Richard L. Baker Conference Room, Baltimore, MD 21202. Principal Items of work for this project are: Concrete Sidewalk 5 inch incl. ADA Ramps 60,000 SF & Detectable Warning Surface 6,400 SF. The DBE goal is 4% APPROVED: Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk TYPESET: Wed Jun 19 14:55:37 EDT 2013 Board of Estimates CITY OF BALTIMORE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTICE OF LETTING Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for TR-13012 BALTIMORE BLUE NEIGHBORHOODS AND ALLEYS PROJECT will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204 City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M JULY 17, 2013. Positively no bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 as of JUNE 14, 2013 and copies may be purchased for a non-refundable cost of $75.00. Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package. All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prerequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties should call (410) 396-6883 or contact the Committee at 751 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (JV), then in that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project A02601 (Portland Cement Concrete Paving), A02602 (Bituminous Concrete Paving), B02554 (Drainage Structures (Manholes, Inlets, Etc.)), D02800 (Landscaping), D02620 (Curbs, Gutters & Sidewalk), and G90017 (Brick Pavers, Architectural Paving). Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $500,000.00 to $1,000,000.00 A Pre-Bidding Information session will be conducted C.L. BENTON BUILDING, 417 EAST FAYETTE STREET, ROOM 724 at 10:00 A.M. on June 28, 2013. Principal Items of work for this project are: Class 2 Excavation 1,200 CY; EPDM Waterproofing Membrane 15,500 SF & Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers 775 SY The MBE goal is 14% and WBE goal 5%. APPROVED: Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk Board of Estimates

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Zada, right at our side (sometimes literally). Family is priority at our church. I’m also proud of our church congregation. We have a congregation of warm, loving people, who love God, who are given to hospitality, who have my spirit and who work hard to bring the vision of the ministry to pass. I’m proud of how God used me to turn “nothing” into “something.” 4. What’s the most exciting thing about your ministry? STMH Ministries is given to hospitality (Romans 12:13). Lives are being changed simply by experiencing the love of God. We keep it simple; we love God and His people, and we serve God and His people. My wife is cancer free after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. We are experiencing explosive growth and the men are leading the charge.

Bishop-Elect Duane, First lady Cynthia, Zada and Nolan Johnson Name: Bishop-Elect Duane Johnson Church: Speak to My Heart Ministries had its first service April 1, 2007 and recently celebrated its sixth anniversary. Hometown: Baltimore Education: B.S. Mass Communications - Morgan State Univ. 1994, Master’s Equivalency in Special Education and Certified Special Education Teacher in Baltimore City Public School System.

5. How does social media enhance your ministry, or not? Using social media, we have literally been able to connect with and minister to people from all walks of life from all over the world. Social media has enlarged our territory to spread the Gospel and minister to those in need. We have a website and a podcast www. You can follow me on Twitter @pastordjstmh and on Facebook under Speak to My Heart Ministries. 6. Who in your community most inspires you? Real people who have dealt with real problems, setbacks, failures, and obstacles but who keep trying, who keep fighting, who refuse to quit or falter! I’m inspired by people whose names may never become popular but who keep moving

1. How did you hear your call to ministry? I served for many years under the leadership of my parents, Bishop Carroll and Pastor Muriel Johnson, at Maximum Life Christian Church, Woodlawn, Md., and under Bishop James Nelson Sr. and Pastor Jason Nelson at Greater Bethlehem Temple, Randallstown. I heard the call to ministry for many years but ran from it. God called me to pastor people who society has given up on and who want to see and experience the genuine love of God. I finally got out of the way and yielded to the LORD recognizing that what He wanted me to do was so much bigger than myself, my thoughts and my feelings. 2. What was the biggest surprise when you started ministry? How difficult it is starting a ministry from scratch. 3. What aspect are you most proud of? My wife, Evangelist Cynthia Johnson, and I work together! We do the work of the ministry with our children, Nolan and

Left to right: Bishop-Elect Duane Johnson, Lady Bessie Nelson, Bishop James D. Nelson forward with integrity, determination, and the will to conquer. 7. What’s your favorite form of recreation? Self care? I love to work out at the gym. It clears my mind and makes me feel good. I recently lost 50 pounds. I also enjoy taking walks with my family and just spending time with my wife and kids. At church, I enjoy things like our Family Fun Nights where we all come together, run around, play games, and just have a good old-fashioned fun. Bishop Carroll Johnson, Maximum Life Christian Church, Orlando, Fla.; Bishop-Elect Johnson, First lady Cynthia Johnson, Lady Bessie Nelson, Bishop James D. Nelson Sr., presiding prelate, World Assemblies of Restoration.

Speak to My Heart Ministries, 3903 W. Belvedere Avenue in Baltimore, recently celebrated six years in ministry and worships on Sundays at 10 a.m. For more information visit or call the church at 443-983-4462

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