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The Set Races Begin Heating up for June 24 Elections By Zenitha Prince Senior AFRO Correspondent

is 40th District Sen. Catherine Pugh.

(March 4, 2014) The Feb. 25 filing deadline has passed. With the contenders in the June 24 election now set, it appears this year’s Democratic primaries to fill the Baltimore seats in the Maryland General Assembly will be highly competitive; and due to the recent legislative redistricting, dramatically different from past campaign seasons. One of the Baltimore state senators who is unchallenged

45th District Among the more publicized showdowns will be the matchup in the 45th District where 19-year Annapolis veteran Sen.

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he awaits an appeal. If the Henson appeal is not filed in a timely manner, or is judicially denied, Henson’s run may come to an abrupt end since the judge levied a four-month jail sentence for violating his probation. In an October interview

“The voters in the 45th District are intelligent and sophisticated. They have the ability to look at both our records and determine who is best able to represent them.” – Sen. Nathaniel McFadden Nathaniel McFadden, 67, will face convicted robocall conspirator Julius Henson, 64, who was sentenced to five months in jail, three years’ probation and fined $1 million for his role in attempting to mislead Black voters during the 2010 gubernatorial election. After a judge’s ruling that Henson violated the terms of his probation by launching his own campaign, the candidate vowed to keep running while

with the AFRO, Henson said he is running because the district’s constituents “have not been served.” Currently the president of the Berea Eastside Neighborhood Association – a position he ran for and won – Henson said he believes people will welcome his candidacy, despite his past. Larry Gibson, an elections law and political expert with the University of Continued on A3

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At the 86th Academy Awards, Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 19th-century drama “12 Years a Slave.” The 31-year-old is the the first person from Africa to receive an Academy Award.

Marshall ‘Eddie’ Conway Free At Last!

Officer Donald Sager and injuring another officer during a shooting in 1970, a charge Conway has denied from the beginning. He says he was imprisoned due to a scheme connected to the shooting crafted by the FBI’s COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program), which monitored and infiltrated various left-wing organizations from the late 1950’s to the early 1970’s. Fewer than 24 hours after his release Conway

By Sean Yoes Special to the AFRO

Marshall “Eddie” Conway – a former member of the Baltimore chapter of the Black Panther Party and one of the longest-held political prisoners in America – walked out of the Mitchell Courthouse downtown a free man, March 4, after 43 years and 11 months in prison. Conway, 67 was convicted of killing Baltimore Police

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Moorehead Keeps ‘Moving on Up’ First African American to Open a Rolls Royce Dealership By Zenitha Prince Senior AFRO Correspondent The world of Rolls Royce dealerships is a rarefied one – only 38 exist in North America and 121 in the entire world. Thomas Moorehead joined that exclusive fraternity last December when he opened his franchise in Virginia, becoming the

first African American to do so. “It took a lot of hard work,” said the 69-year-old entrepreneur of the accomplishment and his other thriving businesses. It also required perseverance in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. “I move ahead and do whatever I can to turn a ‘no’ into a ‘yes,’” he said of his approach. Continued on A4

House Rejects O’Malley’s Effort to Tie Minimum Wage to Inflation By Zachary Lester AFRO Staff Writer

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The Maryland House of Delegates March 5 voted down a plan by Gov. Martin O’Malley to tie increases in the minimum wage to inflation. O’Malley had hoped to connect the minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index. Instead, Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery County), a candidate for governor, tried for an increase in the minimum wage of about 2

percent per year. But members of the House stood strongly against Mizeur’s measure, voting 124-8 to defeat it. Del. Aisha Braveboy (D-Prince George’s), chair of the Maryland Black Legislative Caucus and the bill’s sponsor in the House, said the actions March 5 included a series of amendments that were defeated including one that would have created a tiered system for the minimum wage—meaning that the Continued on A4

Benjamin Todd Jealous, the former NAACP president who has weaved a career through politics, the Black press and civil rights, has now announced his next move in pursuit of racial equality and economic justice. Jealous and the Oakland, Calif.-based Kapor Center for Social Impact, located in the Silicon Valley, announced this week that he has joined the center as its first venture partner. The center’s co-founders and co-chairs, Mitchell Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein, are bringing Jealous on to find tech-savvy entrepreneurs and inventors with ideas for using technology for social impact. Jealous will assist the entrepreneurs, help them shape their tech visions and establish the selection criteria for possible seed money. He will also help lead the center’s effort to make investments in non-profit organizations and will join the board of the Kapor Center-funded Level Playing Field Institute, a non-profit dedicated to

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Dr. Sylvester J. Gates, Black Physicist, Named 2014 Scientist of the Year

“He understands what gets kids interested in science and engineering,” said John P. Holdren, Obama’s science and technology adviser, “and he is a tireless advocate for getting minorities and girls, who are underrepresented in most science and engineering fields, to pursue these subjects.” Gates is director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland. The award will be presented at a March 28 ceremony by the Harvard University president, the dean of Harvard College and the director of the Harvard Foundation.

Collins and NFL prospect Michael Sam as evidence of this proliferation. While some Black ministers may agree with Manning’s stance against homosexuality, some do not, and many would not address the issue in such polarizing terms. “It’s sad to hear, particularly, it’s sad for a church, which is supposed to be a place of community and sanctuary and love where people work out their issues with fear and trembling before God, to be attacking people,” said the Rev. Graylan Hagler, pastor of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C., about the ASLAH message board.

White ‘Homo Demons’ Trying to Snare Black Men, Anti-Gay Minister Warns

CDC: Early Childhood Obesity Down, More Improvement Needed

Dr. Sylvester J. Graves University of Maryland’s John S. Toll Professor of Physics, Dr. Sylvester James Gates Jr., the first African American to hold an endowed chair in physics at a major U.S. research university, was named 2014 Scientist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation, according to a Feb. 21 news release. Gates, best known for his work in supersymmetry and supergravity, has been characterized as a physicist who is pursuing an understanding of the fundamental matter of the universe. The award, given by the foundation for his body of work and for promoting initiatives that serve to increase diversity in all areas of science, engineering and mathematics, is the latest of a stream of plaudits for Gates. Last year President Obama awarded him the National Medal of Science and Villanova University awarded him the 2013 Mendel Medal. He is a University System of Maryland Regents Professor and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He also has a reputation for trying to broaden participation in the hard sciences to people of color and has emphasized the need to involve children of color in science training.

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Rev. David James Manning Rev. David James Manning, a controversial minister, has a warning for Black women everywhere: White homosexuals are out to get you—or, more specifically, your men. The anti-gay message was posted on a sign in front of Manning’s Harlem-based ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church. Though bizarre, the message is not unusual for this divisive, outspoken critic of LGBT rights and President Barack Obama, whom he called a “pervert” and “son of Satan.” “Obama has released the homo demons on the Black man. Look out Black woman, a White homo may take your man,” the sign reads. Speaking in a video message that explains the message board, Manning said Obama is forcing Black men to subscribe to “perverted” ideas and it is destroying the Black family. He cited the “coming out” of Black NBA basketball player Jason

The number of young obese children in the United States has gone down according to new data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the CDC data showed that obesity among children between the ages of two and five has dropped in the last decade. Where 13.9 percent of the age group hit the medically obese mark between 2003 and 2004, only 8.4 percent had excess body fat between 2011 and 2012. And while health officials have been praising the downturn all week, one Baton Rouge, La. doctor says there is much more to be done- especially when it comes to the African American community. “Overall we still have a pretty significant epidemic,” said Dr. Rani G. Whitfield, a certified family physician with his own practice. “Obesity itself is related to over 30 different diseases including some forms of cancer. It’s across race and class lines but it definitely seems to be affecting African Americans, Hispanics, and even Native Americans more. There’s a lot of work to do.” According to the study, which included 9,120 patients, “more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of youth in the United States are obese, although the prevalence remained stable between 2003 to 2004 and 2009 to 2010.” Women who are over the age of 60 saw a significant uptick in their obesity rates, with data from 2003 to 2004 and 2011 to 2012 showing a change from 31.5 percent to 38.1 percent. When it comes to minors, Whitfield also said an emphasis should be placed on the importance of making better choices on a day-to-day basis.


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Honoring the Life and Legacy of a Musical Giant Funeral Service for Thomas H. De Laine Sr.

that pencil and say, ‘Jeez, I never knew that.’ He was just that type of person,” Rev. McClain said. Dr. De Laine was talented and shared his musical gifts as a teacher and mentor. Outside of his music life, he was active in professional

By Jonathan Hunter AFRO Staff Writer The Rev. Dr. C. A Hunt came to the podium and asked the crowd to rise as the choir sang in the background. He came with encouraging words to let the congregation know that they were going to celebrate the wonderful life of Dr. Thomas H. De Laine Sr. After four minutes of talking, static and popping sounds came from the microphone. Rev. Hunt jokingly said, “Maybe that’s God getting us tuned up, because I think Dr. De Laine would want us to be tuned properly.” The laughter of over 500 filled the Epworth United Methodist Church sanctuary that morning, as those assembled agreed with the comment. That kicked off the homegoing service of Dr. Delaine at 11:30 am on March 1. The scripture reading, Proverbs 3:1-6, by Leslie De Laine Westray, niece the late Dr. De Laine, was prefaced with her remarks. “Uncle Thomas was awesome,” she said. “There is no other word to describe

Cyrus told how Dr. De Laine drove to D.C. to give his input in meetings on how to find a way to increase membership, particularly youth membership. His passion for youth and mentoring was evident when Melvin Miles, a former student

“He was my teacher, mentor and friend. He changed my life. He never stopped teaching us. He taught us style and swag. He was a man of impeccable taste.” – Melvin Miles Dr. Thomas H. De Laine Sr. him.” Those were the first of many kind words from family members and close friends of Dr. De Laine. The Rev. Theodore McClain informed the audience Dr. De Laine was faithful and loving, but had hidden talents. “He could take a pencil and give you a story, so much so that you would focus on

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Maryland, believes otherwise, saying Henson committed the “unpardonable sin” of attempted voter suppression. “I think with a large number of people it makes him unelectable,” Gibson said. McFadden, currently president pro temp of the state Senate, seemed similarly sure that Henson’s misdeed would color voters’ choices. “He was convicted of trying to suppress Black votes, which is abhorrent. Now, after trying to suppress votes, he’s trying to get votes? Strange…,” McFadden said. The longtime educator also responded to Henson’s claims that he has not served his constituents, pointing to several projects and millions of dollars he has brought back to the largely poor and working class district and to the city. “I clearly have a record to run on….The question remains, has he outlined what he is going to do differently? What is his platform? What does he plan to do other than talk? “The voters in the 45th District are intelligent and sophisticated,” McFadden said.” They have the ability to look at both our records and determine who is best able to represent them.” As in the 45th District, political experts believe other incumbents will ultimately prevail given their name recognition and voters’ fear of the unknown. 41st District In the 41st District, Sen. Lisa Gladden will face Will Hanna, a military veteran, former legal analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice, and businessman, who counts among his positions the presidency of The New Park Heights Community Development Corp., a non-profit organization in Northwest Baltimore. 43rd District Councilman Bill Henry, serving the Fourth District in the Baltimore City Council for two terms, will likely need a stone, sling, and a prayer when he goes up against veteran lawmaker Sen. Joan Carter Conway in District 43. 44th District The race in the newly redrawn 44th District – two-thirds of which now extends into Baltimore County – will be harder to call. Incumbent Sen. Verna Jones-Rodwell will face County Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, whose connection with Baltimore’s Caribbean community and other relationships means she’s not a completely unknown entity in the city. Political analyst Matthew Crenson said he would still predict a Jones-Rodwell victory. “I would think Verna Jones has a good chance of staying in office because she is the incumbent and she still has a piece of her old district in the City. Her opponent is going to have a lot of work ahead of her,” he said. The Baltimore senator agreed, saying in a previous AFRO interview, “Two-thirds of my district is new in geography but not necessarily in relationships. I have been able to touch Baltimore County in a way that some people have not been able to due to my positions in budget and appropriations committees.” 10th District Sen. Delores Kelley lost a large geographical section of her old district – and support base – in the redistricting. Earlier,

organizations that highlighted African-American history. Sylvia Cyrus, executive director of the Association for the Study of African American Life in History (ASALH), shared how Dr. De Laine’s life could be used as an example of how we should live. “He has left us a life that lets us know we have to do more to help our people, young people and the world,” said Cyrus. “He was a man of action, he wasn’t just a talker.”

and now, director of bands at Morgan State University, came to speak on behalf of the students. “He was my teacher, mentor and friend. He changed my life”, said Miles. “He never stopped teaching us. He taught us style and swag. He was a man of impeccable taste.” Miles added that outside of music Dr. De Laine taught them values. As a result of his influence, his students became engineers, producers, teachers, and parents. Miles asked

she expressed concern about the changes to the county’s only majority-minority district and the opponents she could face in the election. She will face an old nemesis, Pat Kelly of Randallstown, who ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2010, and Stephanie Boston, 49, who taught in the Baltimore City Public Schools for 25 years. Boston, a political newbie, said she was running because of the “lack of visible leadership” in her district and the lack of progress. “It bothers me that for the last 15-20 years we’ve had Black representation at all levels, from Congress on down, and the 10th District has not had any progress at all,” said Boston, who is Black. Among the issues she cites are low-performing schools, paucity of jobs, the proliferation of liquor stores “on every other corner” and a lack of services such as facilities and activities for youth and seniors. “District 10 does not look like it is a middle-class community and it does not have the kind of social services a middle-class community should have,” she said. “I feel we deserve more.” 44A District Redistricting will also raise the excitement quotient in the race for the single House of Delegates seat in the newly created District 44A, where colleagues-turned-rivals Delegates Keiffer Mitchell, Melvin Stukes and Keith Haynes will go head to head. It is a difficult competition to gauge – in the last elections, November 2010, Mitchell got 31.99 percent of voters, Stukes got 29.71 percent and Haynes got 31.59 percent. “This is a very awkward race,” said Stukes, who also worked with Mitchell in the City Council for several years, “But it is what it is.” The 21-year politician said while their professional relationships remain affable, all the candidates are “running hard,” and he believes he has as good a chance as either of his colleagues. Crenson, the political analyst, said he believes Mitchell has the edge. “Mitchell has the benefit of a highly respected family name and is also widely known,” he said. “In terms of candidate recognition, he is in the lead. His only disadvantage is that he’s a bit laid back for a politician.” Mitchell told the AFRO that while he may be laid back, “I always warn people don’t mistake it as being complacent.” He said he plans to lobby for the seat and that “at the end of the day, voters will see my overall record of service, not just as a delegate, but a councilperson.” 40th District The 40th District, now a much more diverse jurisdiction with the addition of neighborhoods in Pigtown, Laurel Park, Hampden, Morrell Park, etc., may prove the most highly unpredictable race of all. Ten candidates will be vying for three House seats. Incumbents Frank Conaway Jr., Barbara Robinson and Shawn Tarrant will field takeover attempts from: • Antonio Hayes, a longtime community activist and legislative aide to former 40th District Del. Salima Siler Marriott and former Baltimore City Mayor Sheila Dixon, who narrowly lost his bid for a 40th District seat to Shawn Tarrant in 2006; • Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, the 63-yearold former president of NAACP’s Baltimore branch, activist, former elections official and specialist; • Douglas R. Barry, a real estate broker, Army veteran, and a leader of the Medfield Community Association; • Quianna M. Cooke, a city educator for more than 35 years, elected to the Democratic State Central Committee in 2008, ran for the City Council’s Ninth District seat in

Dr. De Laine’s students to stand and nearly twenty individuals rose to their feet. After the reflections and proclamations, Rev. Hunt returned to give the eulogy. His message, from 1 Peter Chapter 5, was that suffering is universal, but through it all “God Cares.” Rev. Hunt charged the congregation with remembering, “Whatever you will go through tonight or the days ahead, you need to know that God cares.” The pastor mentioned that he was aware Dr. De Laine, even with his accolades and achievements, was suffering before his death. He posed a question that resonated with the audience. “When we go through [suffering] what will be our response?” In closing, Rev. Hunt reminded the gathered family and friends, to be humble for the Lord. He said Dr. De Laine had an extraordinary level of musical talent, and dressed sharp, but he always remained humble. Dr. De Laine was interred at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Park Heights Avenue in Pikesville.

2012, is an active member of the West Baltimore Strategic Alliance (WBSA), and treasurer of Bridgeview Greenlawn Neighborhood Association; • Rob “Bobby” LaPin, a 35-year-old Army veteran, military trainer and consultant, co-founder of the international nonprofit Full of Hope, a former city teacher, and winner of the Reginald F. Lewis Outstanding Teaching Award; and • Bill Marker, Pigtown resident and attorney with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation; and perennial candidate Timothy Mercer. Of the challengers, Hayes and Cheatham may have the best chances. “I view my chances to be better than average,” Cheatham said. “The incumbents, of course, always have the advantage of name recognition. But my name recognition and my years of community service equals ,if not doubles, my chances.” Cheatham said he also had the advantages of time and availability to offer the district’s constituents. “I live in this community all year round,” he said. “And unlike many state delegates who have other jobs, I will be a full-time, not parttime public servant.”

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Judge Says ‘No,’ Henson Continues Candidacy By Zenitha Prince Senior AFRO Correspondent The legality Julius Henson’s candidacy for state Senate is now a matter of heated public debate, particularly since a Baltimore Circuit judge recently ruled that he violated the terms of his probation. The previous operative for former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich (R) is challenging longtime Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden for the District 45 seat. Less than two years ago, political consultant Henson was convicted of trying to suppress African-American votes in Baltimore and Prince George’s County during the 2010 gubernatorial election via robocalls plagued with misinformation. After serving a month in jail during the summer of 2012, Henson was released on three years’ probation. At that time, Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Emanuel Brown ordered that Henson “shall not work in any political campaign paid/volunteer…,” according to court documents. Henson’s eligibility as a candidate is not in question, legal experts said. “I don’t know of any law in Maryland that excludes people who

have been convicted of crime from running for office,” said Larry Gibson, an election law expert and University of Maryland professor. “But that may be academic,” he added. “Black voters are more likely to vote for someone convicted of bank robbery than someone

from running for office, himself. According to Gerard Shields, a spokesperson for the Maryland correctional system, Henson’s probation officer alerted the court of the potential breach when she learned he was running for a seat in the General Assembly and was campaigning towards that end. The court issued a summons for Henson to appear on the violation charge. At a hearing on Feb. 27, Judge Brown declared him to be in violation of his probation since the original order barred Henson from working – Larry Gibson on “any” campaign. Henson has to serve the remaining four convicted of what, to African Americans, is an months of his original sentence; however, he unpardonable sin, that is, voter suppression.” remains out of custody pending an appeal. The state’s real challenge to Henson’s His probation was ended. The candidate has candidacy, however, is whether the terms of declared his intention to keep on running his probation only prohibit him from working until his legal fate is decided. “I will continue for another person’s campaign and not to run and consult,” Henson told reporters

“Black voters are more likely to vote for someone convicted of bank robbery than someone convicted of what, to African Americans, is an unpardonable sin, that is, voter suppression.”

outside the courthouse, according to a video recording by WBAL-TV. Henson’s lawyer Russell Neverdon told reporters he believes the ruling is a mere bump in the road and that they will prevail in appeal. “He (Judge Brown) acknowledges this is probably a case of first impression; there are some gray areas and nuances that have to be addressed,” Neverdon said in the WBALTV recording. “And, at the end of the day, we do believe we’re going to be successful based on the case law that’s available.” Veteran Baltimore attorney A. Dwight Pettit, who defended Henson’s co-defendant, Ehrlich’s then-campaign manager Paul Schurick, said he does not believe Henson has broken any laws. “I don’t think Judge Brown’s order restricts him from being a candidate. As I read it, I don’t believe that ‘working’ for a campaign is equivalent to being a candidate – it is two very different things,” Pettit said. Judge Brown’s ruling, Petit said, ventures into murky legal territory. “When you try to restrict him from running for public office it goes into dangerous Constitutional waters,” Pettit said.

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There were many ‘Nos’ in Moorehead’s life. Born and reared in poverty in Monroe, La., Moorehead was the eldest of five children. Business was always something he wanted to do, but, at the time, education was the accepted career path. “We don’t have any money, son. So the best thing you can do is move up [the education ladder] and become a principal and, if that happens, you would have arrived,” Moorehead recalled his grandfather – who raised him – saying.”But I told him it was what I wanted to do and I would work very hard to make that dream come true.” His grandfather replied, “If you’re going to go into business, then, sell things that people will need. They always have to eat, they always have to sleep and they always have to drive. If you get into business with one of those things you may be successful.” “I’ve always had those words at the back of my mind,” Moorehead said. “And if he were still alive and could see us today, hopefully, he would be proud that I took his advice.” Moorehead attended Grambling State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1966. In 1971, he earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. From 1972-1988, Moorehead worked as an analyst at

Mobile and Chrysler Corps, and as director of Community Services at the University of Michigan, where he was pursuing his doctorate. It was during that time James Bradley, thenprincipal owner of the Bradley Automotive Group and Moorehead’s fraternity brother from Kappa Alpha Psi, urged him to join the car business. He balked at the idea. “The reputation of car salesmen and dealers at the time was [of] individuals standing around in plaid knit jackets, smoking cigarettes and talking fast, and that was just not me,” he said. Bradley persisted, showing Moorehead the financial statements of his company over 10 years and discussing the inner workings of the business. Moorehead was convinced, and with his wife’s blessing, decided to take a chance on the auto industry, beginning at the bottom – in sales. Bradley warned him about the difficulties he would face. “You’re going to have to take a step back to take a step forward. Your biggest problem is that all of your colleagues at the University of Michigan will question, ‘What’s wrong with Tom?’” Moorehead quoted his mentor as saying. “Mr. Bradley was absolutely correct.” Moorehead sold cars for a year, then paid $65,000 – money he earned rehabbing and selling houses – to enter General Motors’ dealership

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amount would have differed in different areas of the state. “The House rejected that notion and believed that we have to set a floor and we want to set that at $10.10 per hour,” she said. “We also had an amendment that would have exempted companies that made $500,000 or less and we also rejected that. There was also an amendment that would have limited the increased to $8.25.” Braveboy said she is “optimistic” that the increase will become law. “I definitely think it will pass,” she said. “But I am concerned about what the Senate is going to do with the bill. I’ve heard some of the members of the Senate Finance Committee don’t’ want to go as high as $10.10 and they may want to add

additional exemptions. Those are some of the concerns we have over here in the House, but we have to wait and see what they do.” The wage bill would still increase the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour over the next three years Earlier in the week, the House Economic Matters Committee voted for the first time in eight years to increase the wage. Though the committee passed the measure, members stripped important parts of the Minimum Wage Act of 2014, including tying increases in the future to the cost of living. Another change limited workers who earn tips to $3.63 per hour. Employers who hire tipped workers would be required

training program, which immersed trainees in every aspect of the business from service to sales and administration. Moorehead was the first graduate of the program, and in 1988, opened his first automobile dealership, Sentry Buick/ Isuzu in Omaha, Neb. In 1995, he sold the Omaha operation and purchased a franchise in Decatur, Ill., which he operated as Moorehead Buick-GMC until 2000 when he was awarded a BMW franchise. Success was hard earned, but Moorehead relied on his mentor’s advice and training. “I had a great mentor ... Every month for 17 years I sent Mr. Bradley my financial statement and he would take a look at it and ask questions about my decisions and offer advice,” Moorehead said. “The first time I had to make a major decision after he passed away was tough for me.” Moorehead built his businesses on good service. He recalled a teacher coming to purchase a car at his first dealership and having to detail her car himself when no other workers were available. When the teacher learned he was the owner, she spread the news, which drew the attention of the local press and established Moorehead’s reputation. “I try to build our reputation on servicing the ‘boss,’ and the ‘boss’ is not Mr. Moorehead… [it] is the

customer,” he said. “If you lose sight of who the boss is you might as well close the door.” That reputation, built over 26 years in business, and his persistence have allowed Moorehead to become the owner of three auto dealerships, Rolls Royce of Sterling, BMW of Sterling and Mini of Sterling; and the owner of nine hotels, including the Marriott Residence Inn at National Harbor Resort and Convention Center in Prince George’s County, Md. Moorehead has paid his blessings forward by mentoring other young entrepreneurs and by advocating for increased diversity in the auto industry. “With the downturn of the financial market we lost a significant portion of African-American dealerships because they ran out of money or because

production ended” as in the case of Pontiac, Oldsmobile, and Saturn, said Moorehead, the current president of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD). “So we’re trying very hard to recover from the loss of these dealerships.” NAMAD has engaged with vehicle manufacturers on the issue. The organization developed partnerships that have “uncovered new markets, new ideas, new talent, and new capital - all to the benefit of automobile manufacturers, entrepreneurs and consumers,” the website states. “By 2025, with the ‘browning’ of America, we would like to see more of our people in the manufacturing and dealership aspects of the industry instead of just being consumers,” Moorehead said.

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social impact,” Jealous said. “When Mitch and Freada came forth and offered me the opportunity to join the Kapor Center…I leapt at it because it had been a long time since I’d tried something new that had the potential to level the playing field for hundreds of thousands and millions of people.” Jealous said one of his first stops will be a learning tour of Silicon Valley, which leads the nation in cutting-edge technology. The Kapor Center has a paid internship program that places underrepresented college students in Silicon Valley companies. Jealous, who was bitten by the technology bug in elementary school, served as president/ CEO of the NAACP for five years until his resignation late last year. There, his leadership in technology grew the NAACP’s mobile messaging base from 5,000 activists to 423,000 and from 175,000 email activists to 1.3 million. Jealous, who is also a former executive director of the 200-member National Newspaper Publishers Association, has a record of using technology to fight for racial justice. “Ben has spent his career working to end racial and economic gaps in society, from the criminal justice system to education to health care,” Freada Kapor Klein said in a statement. “We are tremendously pleased that he will bring his vast experience, strategy and energy to the tech sector as the next frontier in his life’s work for justice and inclusion.” When Jealous left the NAACP last year, he said he planned to spend more time with his family and work to start a political action committee (PAC) for transformative political candidates. He said he will continue that goal. “I will reserve a portion of my time continuing my work in politics. This will be 80 percent of my time and 20 percent will be continuing to build the PAC,” he said. Jealous said he will remain bi-coastal, primarily living in Maryland with his family, even as he travels for the Kapor Center.

Federal Minimum Wage at a Glance • Established in 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to keep workers out of poverty

and to stimulate the economy in the midst of the Great Depression. • Last increased—from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour—in July 2009. • At $7.25 per hour, translates to $15,080 for a full-time worker. • 21 states and the District of Columbia have raised the minimum wage higher than the federal $7.25 per hour. • Five states—Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, S. Carolina and Tennessee—have no state minimum, though employers must pay the federal rate. • The minimum wage stayed at $5.15 per hour for 10 years before it was increased in 2007. Source: Raisetheminimumwage.com to make up the difference between $3.63 per hour and $10.10 per hour if workers do not make at least the new minimum wage. The vote does not affect wage increases already voted for by local legislators in Prince George’s and Montgomery County, who recently increased their minimum wages to $11.50

per hour over the next three years. A third reading on the House wage bill is expected to take place on March 7. Tying the minimum wage to inflation, or indexing, has been controversial since the legislature began pondering an increase in the minimum wage. The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to

take up the measure March 10. Braveboy said a raise in the minimum wage is needed to accommodate workers. “Maryland has one of the highest costs of living in the country yet maintains the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour,” she said. “We can and should do better than the bare minimum.”


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Conservative Black Pastors Want Atty. Gen. Holder Impeached for Same-Sex Marriage Stance By Zachary Lester AFRO Staff Writer A group of Black pastors is admonishing President Obama and asking Congress to impeach U.S. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder for allowing state prosecutors to refrain from enforcing bans on samesex marriage in states that have laws against it. The group, the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), as of 8 a.m. Feb. 27, had collected 12,380 signatures on an online petition entitled “Holder has abandoned his oath.” The introduction to the petition criticizes Obama and his administration for “trampling on the rule of law” and calls out Holder for using his authority as attorney general “to coerce states to fall in line with the same-sex marriage agenda.” The petition went up days after Holder waded even deeper into the same-sex marriage controversy—and drew criticism from some Republican legislators—by telling the New York Times that state attorneys general can choose not to defend laws against same-gender marriage that they believe to be discriminatory. Critics said that as the nation’s top prosecutor, it is Holder’s responsibility to defend laws, even those he opposes, and that he is obligated to insist that his counterparts in the states do the same. Gays have filed suit to fight bans against same-sex marriage in some states. “Engaging in that process and making that determination is something that’s appropriate for an attorney general to do,” the Times quoted Holder as saying. The petition says that 30 states have laws that define marriage as a “union of one man and one woman” and that Holder’s failure to order the enforcement of those laws is grounds for impeachment. “Our nation calls for the building up of a healthier marriage culture; instead, our elected leaders are bent on destroying marriage, remaking it as a genderless institution and reorienting it to be all about the desires of adults rather than the needs of children,” the introduction to the petition reads. The petition drive is the latest evidence that some members of the Black clergy still oppose marriage between same gender couples, even as discriminatory laws are being knocked down around the nation. Many Black pastors in the Baltimore-Washington area, and nationally, protested loudly as elected leaders in Washington, D.C., then Maryland, passed laws that allowed for same-sex marriage. Pastors protested outside of D.C. Council meetings and at the Maryland statehouse in Annapolis, where the gay lobby rallied its forces on a daily basis to urge lawmakers to redefine marriage to allow samegender couples to wed. For conservative pastors, the biblical definition of marriage as between a man and a woman supersedes a belief by many that two people who love and are committed to each other should have the right to marry, regardless of gender. (see more at afro.com)

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his release Conway was interviewed on National Public Radio’s, “Democracy Now.” “I actually haven’t slept at all, but I’m enjoying the new environment,” Conway said during the interview with one of his defense attorneys, Bob Boyle at his side. Boyle explained why Conway was finally released after more than four decades in prison and numerous attempts to have his conviction overturned. “The (Maryland) Court of Appeals ruled that the jury instructions were unconstitutional…up until 1980,” Boyle said. “Specifically, the judge told jurors back then that the jury need not follow the instructions of the court, that the instructions are simply advisory, which means even though the judge told the jury that the prosecution had to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, he also told the jury that you could ignore that instruction,” Boyle explained. “That… recognition that the instruction was unconstitutional applied to Eddie Conway’s case,” Boyle added. Ultimately, about a year after the Court of Appeals ruling the State’s Attorney’s Office agreed to reduce Conway’s sentence to time served. During the interview Conway acknowledged he joined the Black Panthers in the late 1960’s after he watched the riots in Newark unfold. “We needed to make some changes in America needed some kind of reform… so I joined,” Conway said. “I didn’t discover until later on

BB gun found at the scene By Blair Adams AFRO Staff Writer City police, responding to the report of a robbery, increased the number of police involved shootings this year to five, leaving a Baltimore man in critical condition. At 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, officers Edward Mendez and Jacqueline Fillion arrived at the 300 block of Centre Street and Fallsway, finding an unidentified man armed with a weapon he refused to drop. Police said a BB

gun was found at the scene. “Officers fired shots at the suspect,” Baltimore City Police Spokesperson

neither Mendez, a 14-year police veteran, nor Fillion, a 3-year police veteran, have been involved in a

“Two officers fired at the suspect and he was transported to an area hospital.” - Det. Jeremy Silbert Det. Jeremy Silbert told the AFRO. “Two officers fired at the suspect and he was transported to an area hospital.” According to Silbert

shooting. Officials could not tell the AFRO why both officers fired shots at the man, but said the incident is still under investigation.

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Vacant chair where defendant Marshall “Edward” Conway would have been seated. He refused to remain for his trial without an attorney of his choice and remained downstairs in the lockup. that the chapter was organized by a national security agent and police informants,” he added. Conway says COINTELPRO succeeded in dismantling 25 of the 37 Black Panther Party chapters across the nation in a span of 18 months and Conway’s trial for the murder of Sager took place in January of 1971 while COINTELPRO was still active. From the time he entered prison in 1971, Conway never stopped his work as a political organizer. He founded, “Friend of a Friend,” a group that helps young men – many of them gang members – to resolve conflicts inside and outside of the prison system. For decades numerous attorneys, individuals and organizations have worked with Conway to overturn his conviction. Michelle Wright, head of the Department of History and the Department of Afrikaner Studies at the

Smoke to Clear on Baltimore Playgrounds, Athletic Fields

burning tobacco products is hazardous to health.” King said that adults Smokers puffing within exposed to second-hand Baltimore City limits have smoke have an increased roughly six months left to risk of lung cancer and enjoy their nicotine rush while heart disease. Among youth, on playgrounds, schoolyards, second-hand smoke can be and city athletic fields. If linked to multiple different Baltimore City council adverse health effects members have their way, including middle ear disease, with a bill banning the use respiratory disease, and even of tobacco products in these asthma. venues, the air will clear. With “Second-hand smoke is the Councilman William H. really a dangerous mix of Cole IV’s bill co-sponsored by multiple different chemicals the entire 15-member council, and toxins,” said King. “There smoke free public spaces are a are several thousand toxins in fait accompli. second-hand smoke and there “Some people smoke in [are] also at least 70 cancer front of their kids, and that’s causing agents. It’s no wonder their right to do so. But it’s that exposure to it can cause not their right to smoke in significant disease and death. front of someone else’s kid, It’s a lethal cocktail.” and that’s where I think we’ve King told the AFRO that had the problem. Some people even a small amount of just aren’t able to use second-hand smoke common sense,” could begin the said the District mutation of cells 11 Councilman in the body and who started cause them to the initiative. multiply out “The law I’ve of control, written calls becoming for no smoking cancerous. within 50 feet of a Pequannock, playground, an athletic NJ, New York City and field, or a playground attached others have already enacted to a school.” similar legislation regarding Cole began investigating the lighting of tobacco the issue, he said, when products on playgrounds several concerned citizens or places where children approached him at a council might congregate. Cole Advertiser: BGE meeting last year. They were was surprised to discover upset that parents and Publication: Afroteen American Baltimore City currently has Insertion Dates: Saturday,as February 15, 2014 smokers using playgrounds no law regarding smoking Saturday, March 8, 2014 hangout spots were subjecting on playgrounds, especially 29, 2014 everyone who used Saturday, the city’sMarchbecause both Oriole Park and Saturday, April 19, 2014 public spaces to their toxins of M&T Saturday, May 10, 2014Bank Stadium have choice. recently Saturday, May 31, 2014 banned smoking on “There is no risk-free level their premises, showing that Ad Size: 7.28” x 10” of second-hand smoke, there the issue is gaining support. is no safe level of secondThe measure will become Title: SEM/Control hand smoke,” said Brian King, law within six months after If you have received this publication senior scientific advisor with thematerial vote, to provide the in error, or have any questions about it please the CDC’s Office of Smoking Department of Recreation and contact the traffic dept. at Weber Shandwick andatHealth. “Whether it’s an Parks sufficient time to install (410) 558 2100. indoor or an outdoor area, signs informing smokers of exposure to the smoke from the change. By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer

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Community College of Baltimore County first heard of Conway’s case around 1998 when she published a story about his plight in her now defunct publication, “Natural Alternatives.” “Shortly after that I started to go down and visit him… that’s when I really understood what the case was about,” Wright said. “That’s when I started doing the fundraisers… then I did the book on him in 2003,” added Wright who edited the book, “The Case of Marshall “Eddie” Conway.” She says his release is bittersweet for her. “Forty-four years is too long and you can never give him back his life…he can never get that back, but that doesn’t diminish the fact that finally he’s out,” Wright said. “Personally, I’m just happy… that he’s going to be able to spend some time on the outside organizing because he never stopped organizing on the inside,” Wright added. See more on afro.com


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Obama’s One-Sided Responsibility Lecture

Too often during the presidency of Barack Obama, the nation’s first AfricanAmerican president, he has felt the need to chide Black Americans to take responsibility for their destiny. In announcing his new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative targeting young men of color, the president again waded into the personal responsibility waters and told the nation our Black and Walter Fields Latino young men simply have to do better, be better. President Obama shared how he was the product of a singleparent household, did not have a relationship with his father and was sometimes angry about that, got high and made some bad choices. But look at him now, all grown up and occupying the White House. It’s not like we have not heard this pitch before. Most Black children receive this message—whether the product of a two- or single-parent household, or from a family surrogate. If you have spent any time in a Black church, chances are you have heard that sermon on multiple occasions. And contrary to popular belief, Black people actually confront irresponsible behavior with a frequency that would shock White America. What’s different here is that the message is coming from our highest and most powerful elected official and someone whose reflection in the mirror looks like us. When President Obama uses such rhetoric, it reinforces the perception among many Whites that if only Black people would get their act together they could make something of themselves. It reminds me of the movies I despised when I was a child; the films with the depiction of the mumbling and self-deprecating Black house servant who put down Blacks to curry favor with the White boss but was too ignorant to understand he was insulting himself. The crowd the president plays to with this

message is predisposed to discount the value of Black people, including the one in the Oval Office. I can’t recall a White president delivering that message to White men. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the wigged crew from 1776 certainly looked the other way when they and their White brethren were buying and selling Africans like cattle. My father served in World War II, but I don’t remember reading that President Truman publicly rebuked White male military leaders for allowing Black soldiers to bleed for their country but be treated as secondclass citizens. Perhaps I missed the kinescope of President Eisenhower chastising White men for spitting on little Black children who simply wanted to go to school. I do not have a memory of President Kennedy telling White southern men who bombed churches and murdered Black children to be responsible. Who holds White male CEOs responsible when they mismanage billion-dollar corporations, causing thousands of workers to lose their jobs but walk away with million-dollar golden parachutes? It is near impossible to get a predominantly White jury to convict a White police officer who has killed a Black male with excessive force. And I’ve never heard a president tell White college students that riot after a sporting event that they should be more responsible. It seems that responsibility is a one-way street on which only Black people are expected to travel. Yet, Black people have been responsible to the point that America needs to send us a “thank you” card. The fact that there has not been more violence in this country over our treatment has always amazed me and is a testament to our divine connection. After experiencing the brutality of slavery,

Last week in New York, the Ford Foundation hosted a conference with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on “Changing the Conversation on Growth: Going Inclusive.” Both are mainstream organizations, grounded in the elite consensus. Their public engagement challenging the orthodoxy that inequality is the price William Spriggs we pay for economic growth is important. Writing in 1955, economist Simon Kuznets argued that at first, rapid economic growth would make inequality grow, but over time inequality would decline. It appeared to fit what happened in the United States with rapid growth at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. That era created vast wealth for a few, like Henry Ford, but poverty for many. Then came the Great Depression. Then income inequality moderated, and the United States had economic growth while growing more equal. The sense was that inequality wasn’t really a problem; economies would eventually revert to a more equal path. In 1975, economist Arthur Okun suggested that measures by the government to bring about equality also made the economy less efficient; meaning there was a trade-off between

growth and equality. By the mid-1970s, the U.S. economy had become much more equal, so Okun’s argument fueled a sense more equality would hurt growth. That belief has helped shape policy thought since. A growing economy has more resources to invest in advances in science and medicine, it can support a strong defense to provide national security, and new technologies can improve life for everyone. So, whether trade deals enrich corporations, or tax cuts help the wealthy, or corporate subsidies made the rich richer, as long as it could be argued that the policies helped growth, the resulting inequality was simply the cost society should pay. Now we are back at levels of inequality in the United States that have not been seen since the Great Depression. Many economists are re-evaluating the notion of a trade-off between growth and equality. Some argue that high inequality actually contributed to the instability that caused the Great Recession. The Ford Foundation and the OECD have embraced the view that we should reject there is a trade-off between growth and equality. First, on ethical and moral grounds, a society that shares gains and losses more equally is superior. It is also easier to get societies to trust in government and to get social cohesion when the gains of policies are shared and the losses don’t always fall on the same people. But now Ford and the OECD are prepared to argue that there is a positive economic case to be made, that equality and growth are both possible. This week, a group not known for being a friend to equality – the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – issued a staff paper reviewing the new economic research and added new work. The IMF is better known for being cold-hearted bankers who

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the betrayal of Reconstruction, the terror of Jim Crow and the dehumanization of economic oppression, the real message should be one of gratitude and respect. How were so many Blacks murdered and how did so many White juries let the killers go free? How did drug laws come into existence that were racist at face value and used for the mass incarceration of Blacks? Why did we need a Civil Rights Act and a Voting Rights Act if the Constitution is the law of the land and the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments guaranteed us citizenship and equal protection? I do not need to hear the president’s personal story of redemption. Too many of us could one-up him when it comes to the burdens we have carried as Black men. What the nation should hear is the truth and the acknowledgement that the reason the president’s new initiative is needed is because young men of color are the latest in a line of Black casualties. Walter Fields is the Executive Editor of NorthStarNews.com.

command countries to pay back loans regardless of the effect on government programs to help the poor. In the paper, the IMF distinguishes between inequalities that result from market activity – differences in wages and earnings before taxes – and “net inequality” after transfers, from taxes, and social insurance payments. Their conclusion is that “lower net inequality seems to drive faster and more durable growth for a given level of redistribution.” In short, trickle down is not the way to grow the economy, watering from the roots is. It means that in the recent farm bill, those arguing to preserve full funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program were the ones making the stronger pro-growth argument. It means that in the continued fight to extend unemployment insurance benefits, while more than 10 million Americans struggle to find jobs, is a pro-growth argument. These are not programs that are simply morally right; they are programs that, based on the best economic evidence, help provide for faster and more sustainable growth of the economy. At the conference in New York, the OECD released a report showing the extreme income inequality of the United States. Among the OECD countries – the advanced industrial democracies of the world – the United States has the highest inequality, but for Turkey, Mexico and Chile; and since 1985, inequality in America has grown much faster than the OECD average. So the “smart” answers on the economy are changing. Those responsible for shaping the debate of the past 30 years have come around to view things in a new light. William Spriggs is the assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Labor. Follow him on Twitter at @ WSpriggs.

Israel, Occupied Palestine, and the Dred Scott Decision I found myself thinking about the notorious Dred Scott decision (1857) by the US Supreme Court while traveling the streets of Occupied Palestine this past January. I was there leading a small delegation of African Americans who were trying to better understand the nature of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. There are many ways that the conditions of Palestinians have been described over Bill Fletcher Jr. time. Most recently the system of Israeli domination of the Palestinians (both internal to the state of Israel and externally through the occupation of Palestinian territories) has been characterized as an “apartheid system,” based on the criteria and analysis of apartheid that the United Nations established in the early 1970s. While I absolutely agree that

apartheid describes the system in place, it was the Dred Scott decision that reverberated in my brain as I explored the reality of the conditions facing Palestinians. As you will remember, the Dred Scott decision concerned the legitimacy of an African-American slave’s assertion of freedom once he was in a non-slave state. In this famous decision, the Court argued, among other things, that Blacks had no rights that a White person was bound to respect. While walking through Occupied Palestine I found myself confronting the reality that Palestinians have no rights that the Israeli authorities feel bound to respect. In the interest of time and space, let me provide two examples. The first is land. Since 1948, there has been a systematic seizure of land owned by Palestinians, first in what is now known as the state of Israel, and later in the Occupied Territories. Rationales have ranged from alleging security concerns to the discovery of archaeological relics. Regardless of the rationale, once removed from the land, the Palestinians do not get it back. More than likely it is turned over to an Israeli settler in flagrant violation of international law, and sometimes even Israeli law. The second example concerns checkpoints and roads.

There are roads in the Occupied Territories that Palestinians are forbidden to travel unless they receive special permission. There are checkpoints throughout the Occupied Territories that Palestinians must walk through, in an atmosphere of humiliation, to be inspected, questioned, etc. Additionally, Israeli security personnel can feel free to stop any Palestinian, including in territory nominally controlled by the Palestinian Authority, and interrogate them and/or seize them. In each case, protests by Palestinians rarely result in anything approaching justice. If settlers in the Occupied Territories attack Palestinians, the Palestinians have come to expect little or no justice from Israeli authorities. If, on the other hand, a Palestinian attacks an Israeli, they can expect retribution from the Israeli authorities and the settlers. If you question why the tide seems to be turning in favor of a rethinking of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and why growing numbers of people recognize the profound injustice in the treatment of the Palestinians, just remember the name “Dred Scott.” At that point, it will all come together. Bill Fletcher Jr. is a racial justice, labor and global justice writer, and activist. He is a senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies.


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Chief Leonard Hamm is congratulated by Mindy Rae Ellison, president,, Kappa Chapter, Joyce Tunstall-Dixon, Sandra Ray, Angela Powell-Henricks

enforcement and public safety with 15 years of executive leadership experience directing law enforcement and public safety initiatives in municipal government and university environments. Presently he is director of public safety at Coppin State University. The program highlighted AfricanAmerican women pioneers and celebrated the talents and promise of “Youth Sandora Cathcart gave Dr. A. Lois De Laine thanked the in Action.� the overview Kappa Chapter members for selecting her as one of the 2014 inductees

Kappa members D'Nisa Joseph, Darcell Graham, Yvette Belt, Sarita Durant, Sandora Cathcart

Dr. Doris Browning Austin, past national president, Marian Johnson, Shirley Johnson, Gussie Goodman

Rosemary Hamm, wife of Chief Leonard Hamm

Famebridge Payne, alumna and Leslie Smith Turner

Karen Stanback and Yvonne West

For the past six decades, the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority has inducted Black citizens whose outstanding achievements have impact upon the community into their Society of Living Makers of Black History during the observance of Black History Month. Dr. A. Lois De Laine was recognized for her extensive teaching career in Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore City Community College and Morgan State University. She was lauded for her rapid movement through the professional ranks, including administrative positions as department head, fundraising manager and foundation executive director. Dr. De Laine, freelance photojournalist for the AFRO, was also Chief Leonard Hamm honored for 20 years of sharing the visual and written stories of thanked the Iota Phi African Americans in an effort to promote their legacy of service to the Lambda Sorority for community. being namedLiving Chief Leonard Hamm, former Baltimore City Police Department Makers of Black History Commissioner was honored as an Unsung Hero for his 30 years in law

Kappa Members Janet Brown, Evelyn Faulk, Blanche A. Wiliams, Betty Wilson Jones, Agnes T. Ray

Patrica Tunstall, Kappa Chapter member and Joyce Tunstall-Dixon recognized Youth in Action leaders, Stephanie Hendricks, Cierra Farrar, and Naim Smith

The 25th annual Peabody Concert, the signature Black History community event of the Columbia Links, featured talented students from the Peabody Conservatory and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Feb. 16, in the Kossiakoff Center in at the Hopkins Physics Laboratory in Howard County. The Links, founded in 1946, with a membership exceeding 12,000, is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women. The Columbia Chapter, chartered in 1975, is dedicated to the quality of life in the Howard County community and beyond.

Joyce Tunstall Dixon, event chair

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Minister Naim Smith gave words of youthful inspiration

Cierra Farrar, a senior at George Washington Carver for Arts and Technology sang two inspirational selections

Mindy Ray Ellison, Kappa Chapter president

Brownie and Girl Scout Troop of Ark Church Photos by Dr. A. Lois De Laine

Lisa Warwick-Cooper, Cecil Robinson, Donna Stevenson Robinson Members of the Columbia, Md Links

Lisa Cooper-Lucas, co-chair, Robin Steele, President, Columbia Chapter Links, Lynn Coleman, co-chair

Alumnae Links Rosemary Davis, Wylene Sims Burch, Sandra Trice Gray

Constance Rotan, alumna; Wanda Nelson, Diane Martin

Loyce A. Jones Pickett and Julie Dixon

Rachel Winder and John Bettis

Jo Emily Gordon Knox, K. Michelle Sterrett, Yvette Rooks

Peabody Institute Alumna Chelsey Green, doctoral candidate, viola major

Students from the Peabody Conservatory of Music Photos by Dr. A. Lois De Laine

Peabody Institute Alumni Juliette Jones and Jarvis Benson Doris Jennings, alumna and Carolyn Brown-Jackson

Browyn Wheeler, Veronica Moore, Lydia McCargo-Redd, Frankie McCurdy

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“LIVE MUSIC IN LEXINGTON MARKET IS HOT!”

Hello everyone! I sure hope this snowy weather has not turned you into a house hermit. I hope this is the end of the white stuff. I am praying that it is because the department stores, Walmarts and Home Depots are putting out lawn furniture, barbeque grills, short sleeves shirts, and shorts, but no salt! Terrible situation! Well, the show must go on. I have been checking out the Friday and Saturday entertainment at Lexington Market for the past few weeks, and it is amazing. They didn’t just start this, it’s been going on for years, but now the free shows are more versatile. Darlene Hudson, marketing and promotional manager, is doing a great job to make sure this happens. Local groups from all over Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia perform for your entertainment while you shop, eat, socialize, and just hang out at the famous market. You are surrounded with folks from all walks of life, from the cradle to the cross, all races and creed, the wellto-do to the homeless; you will see the doctors, lawyers, judges, and most of all the charters, all this makes Nomads Van Club of Baltimore is Lexington Market hosting their 41st Anniversary Bull & one of the most Oyster Roast from 8 p.m. to midnight interesting places in Saturday, March 8 at Martin’s East Baltimore six days a 9000 Pulaski Hwy. Tickets include live week. The weekend entertainment by “The Sound Storm entertainment looks Band, open bar and buffet. For more like this: Friday, information about the semi-formal March 7 is “Swamp event, call Swat at 410-367-7952. Dog” (blues band), Saturday, March 8 is “Inquiring Minds” (jazz and R&B), Friday, March 14 is “Holly Montgomery” (funk and blues), Saturday, March 15

is “Dave Mells be the hosts of the event. The ticket donation of Blues Band” $20.00 includes a buffet breakfast prepared and (blues, Motown catered by Fullwood Caterers. The Rosa Pryor and soul), Friday, Music Scholarship Fund is a non-profit 501 (c-3) March 21 is organization that raises funds for underprivileged “Norm Seifert & children between the ages of 5-17 who are gifted Company” (R&B and/or talented in singing or playing an instrument. and Motown), and For the past 22 years, the organization has helped Saturday, March over 140 children in their music career thanks to Greg Hatza Organization with vocalist Dred 22, “Spice” (jazz Scott will perform and entertain you for the Jazz you, the community, and supporters. For ticket and R&B). Last information, call 410-833-9474 or email me at Expressways Foundation Jazz Breakfast from 10 week I stopped a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 8, at the Forest Park Senior rosapryor@aol.com. Applications are available for by and saw a Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Ave. Food is included any child in Maryland who fits the criteria on line at group called, “LA and it is BYOB. For ticket information, call 410www.rosapryormusic.com. & the Unusual 323-7295. Suspects.” I was truly impressed. They were out-of-sight! I’ve never heard of them, but honey child the market was packed from door to door. Even the second level was standing room only supporting this group. I understand they are there often, and they pack the house every time. Okay, I know you are looking forward to the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund, Gospel Prayer Breakfast fundraiser on March 15 Live Entertainment from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, March at Tiffany East Catering; 7 at the world famous, Lexington Market, featuring the believe me, I am excited renowned blues musician and vocalist, Anthony “Swamp to see you too. This year Dog” Clark. we feature Geraldine Barksdale, gospel I have to leave you now, but not before giving my vocalist; The United condolences to the family of my dear friend, Yvonne “Bonnie” Boyd Gospel Singers; Butler Matthews, who recently passed away. I knew of her Carlton and Darlene The Golden Voices illness and we shared several phone conversations about her Douglass, renowned of South New Jersey; favorite uncle, and my mentor and Godfather, the late Biddy Funeral Directors, will “Grandma G” Gaskins, Wood. Her family and I will miss her. host the Rosa Pryor gospel comedian; the Rev. Music Scholarship Fund Well, my dear friends, I am out of space, but remember, I Henry J. Turner, pastor of fundraiser Gospel Prayer will see you at the Jazz Expressways Foundation Jazz Breakfast First Corinthians Baptist 10 a.m. March 8 at the Forest Park Senior Center. Remember Breakfast 8 a.m. to noon Church will provide if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at Saturday, March 15 at the the Sermonette; and Carlton rosapryor@aol.com. Tiffany East Catering, 4116 and Darlene Douglass will UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I AM MUSICALLY YOURS. E. Lombard St.

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Enter the Dynasty

Member of Baltimore Family Band Winslow Dynasty Talks New Album, Multigenerational Jazz Music on Amazon and No. 2 on iTunes. I think part of that success comes from [the fact that it’s] a different sound. I love to make music that is multigenerational. It’s something for young people and it’s something for older people. If you like jazz already, you’ll be pleased with what you hear. If you don’t like jazz, you’ll be surprised.

By Gregory Dale AFRO News Editor Whether he’s crafting hard-hitting melodies for your favorite rappers or performing endearing “old school” ballads, it’s safe to say that jazz musician Dontae Winslow creates music that everyone can enjoy. Throughout his 10-year career, Winslow has worked as a producer, songwriter and arranger for a bevy of noteworthy artists including Jay Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and Jill Scott, among many others. He’s also a talented trumpeter and is currently touring with Justin Timberlake on his “20/20 Experience” tour. Winslow, who originally hails from West Baltimore, is one half of WinslowDynasty, a powerhouse jazz/soul/hiphop band that also includes his wife Mashica. The couple has a son, Jedi, who also lends his musical talents to the group. On Feb. 11, WinslowDynasty released their latest album, Enter the Dynasty. The 11-track project includes features by artists including Questlove, Dennis Chambers and Roy Hargrove. The AFRO recently spoke to Dontae Winslow about the album, his life on tour with Timberlake and jazz music. AFRO: It seems like you had a good time putting this album together. How has the experience been? Dontae Winslow: It’s been amazing. In the middle of working with Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s “Legends of the Summer” tour, I took all of the musicians who were performing to the studio and that was amazing. The special part is that at least 95 percent of the songs were recorded in one take. I listened back and said, “Whoa, this sounds like an album right here.” It reminds me of the original way that jazz was recorded. The classics—no overdubs—just a live band in the room. Doing it that way, you get that great, natural organic feeling of what music should sound like. AFRO: On the album, you have a couple songs that are dedicated to your hometown. What’s the story behind them? DW: There a few on there that reminds you of Baltimore. “BaltimoreCrabCakes” is the first song. Crab cakes are one of [Baltimoreans’] favorite delicacies. The song speaks for the soulful part of the city and incorporates the church and the street. I wanted to get something that captures the height of what Black music can sound like on record like it used to in the old days. Today, they use Auto-Tune and they fix things and try to make stuff sound so pretty. I wanted this track to sound gutter, emotional, raunchy and heartfelt. Another song that is dedicated to Baltimore is “2304 West North Ave.” That’s the house that I grew up in. It was a beautiful home when I was very young. But by the time I got to high school, my mother

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AFRO: What other projects are you currently working on? DW: Most recently, I worked with singer Aloe Blacc for his single, “I’m the Man.” I played trumpet on that track and did all the horns and the string arrangements on his whole album. It’s definitely going to be a big one this year. [My wife and I] are also very much into giving back

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much about jazz. How do you bridge the gap and appeal to listeners of all ages? DW: The album is No. 18 on Billboard and No. 1

performing on Justin Timberlake’s “20/20 Experience” tour for quite some time now. How has it been? DW: It’s just mind-blowing. Everyone who comes to this show says it’s one of the best shows they’ve ever seen. It has great choreography and the band is one of the best bands in music. For me, it’s been a great experience. There are so many influences in Justin Timberlake’s music that all generations get something out of it when they come to the show.

to the city of Baltimore. We have a nonprofit called Music Motivating Minds. We try to help kids with goal-setting to inspire them to pursue their dreams. We just ask people to support our nonprofit and support our music. “Enter the Dynasty” is now available on iTunes and Amazon.com. On March 16, Dontae Winslow will perform at MaGooby’s in Timonium, Md. For more information: http://www.winslowdynasty. com.


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Harford County survivor teaches value of mission with ‘Cancerve’ By Melissa Lauber UMConnection Staff When the Ecumenical Institute in Baltimore honors people for their extraordinary ministry with their Making a Difference Award, the award is a loaf of bread and a bottle of wine. When Grace Ellen Gibson Callwood received the award Jan. 4, she got juice and cookies. Callwood is in the third grade. A member of Ames United Methodist Church in Bel Air, she is the youngest person to receive the award. She also recently was declared cancer-free. On Feb. 6 Callwood completed chemotherapy, but her illness contributed to the creation of her non-profit ministry, “We Cancerve,” a movement to mobilize ready resources and creative ideas to help homeless, sick and foster children. On her seventh birthday, Callwood’s mother T’Jae Gibson remembers, Grace went to the doctor with an enlarged lymph node behind her ear. Cancer was detected in her lymph nodes and bone marrow and a harrowing series of surgeries followed. “When I get a spinal tap,” Callwood told an ABC news reporter, “when I go into the room, they always have a bunch of toys on the bed that I go on to.” The more medical procedures she had, the more toys she received. That was when Grace’s heart of gold really shone, Gibson said. The pair talked about the toys and decided to take them to Harford Family House, the largest provider of transitional housing for homeless families with children in Harford County. Caring about and helping other children while she struggled with the cancer, ignited something in Callwood that her family says has always been present: “Grace,” they say, “loves to give.” Since 2011, after being diagnosed with stage IV NonHodgkins Lymphoma, Callwod has been on a steady regime of steroids, which has made her gain weight. Shortly after her diagnosis, she learned that a pair of elementary-aged girls living at the Harford Family House needed school clothes. She no longer fit into the clothes she had gotten for school, so she donated the brand-new back-to-school outfits to the girls for Christmas. Her mother supported all of Callwood’s instincts to give

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In April, 2011 Grace’s hair was down her back. By November, Grace had no hair. Chemo took it out in two weeks. to others. These family conversations led to the creation of “We Cancerve,” and the giving continued. In Sept. 2012, her mother reports, Callwood hosted a lemonade sale in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and National Lymphoma Awareness Month. She rallied support of neighborhood friends and raised $633.32, which was split and donated evenly to the Casey Cares Foundation and Sinai

Hospital-Baltimore. Last Easter, Callwood recruited her church’s youth ministry to help her donate 72 miniature Easter Baskets to children residing at Harford Family House. Last summer, she handcrafted 32 beaded key chains and collected hundreds of small toiletry items to create more than 50 personal care packets for girls residing at Arrow Christian Family Group Home, a transitional housing complex for female foster children who are preparing for emancipation. Callwood recruited adults and children in her “Threads of Hope” initiative, which resulted in more than 50 back-toschool outfits (top, bottom and socks) donated to children residing at Harford Family House. In all this giving, she says she has learned that “lots of families have new, gently used goods and under-imagined treasures that could be put to good use for those less fortunate or those who could benefit from gifts and acts of kindness.” Callwood has named 10 young people, ages 9-17, boys and girls to serve on her board of advisors and is building her website (WeCancerve.org) to showcase ways others can serve homeless, sick, and foster children. Organizing her efforts enables more people to be involved, but at the heart of it all, Gibson said, Grace just cares about reaching out to help others. “Since she was three, this child has called God her best friend. Jesus is next on her list. I come in third,” Gibson said. “That’s good with me. I understand the center of her joy.” At the Jan. 4 award ceremony, the Rev. Wanda Duckett, who presented the award, spoke about what a “world changer” Callwood had become. “Despite her own health challenges, she opens her heart to others in ways that are spiritually mature and youthfully authentic,” Duckett said. “Grace’s witness is an example to every generation of the impact that one person can have on her community – no excuses.” Duckett also reflected on how Grace’s name is the perfect metaphor for what she does. Grace gives. Grace saves. Grace inspires. For more information on this ministry, contact PeopleWhoCare@WeCancerve.org. Reprinted with the permission of the UMConnection.

COMMUNITY CONNECTION L ea Gilmore, Baltimore’s own Empress of Jazz, gospel and blues will be in concert, 8 p.m., March 7 at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. Gilmore has been named by Essence as one of “25 Women Shaping the World,” and regularly performs to sold-out audiences around the world. Her new album, Classically Blue: Lea Gilmore Live at the Eubie Blake Center has just been released on CD. She is accompanied by her band Classically Blue (Derrick Thompson, piano; Mitchell Coates, bass; Jesse “Jay” Moody III, drums). For ticket information and more, visit commongroundonthehill.org/ Baltimore_concert_series.html.

Baltimore City NAACP President Tessa Hill-Aston was among those honored, Feb. 25, by the Maryland Live! Casino and the MD-Washington Minority Companies Association for Black History Month. She was joined by Adrian Muldrow, third vice president of the Baltimore City NAACP, left, and Joseph Aston, executive committee member of the Baltimore City NAACP.

Daisy B. Williams is Turning 101

Daisy B. Williams was born in Phoebus, Va. on March 9, 1913, and grew up with two brothers and one sister. She has such a nurturing and persevering demeanor that she pursued a nursing career and then later became a daycare provider for many years. She attributes her longevity to God’s mercy, love, blessings and favor. For Daisy’s 100th birthday in 2013, a wonderful celebration was held where Baltimore City Council president, Bernard “Jack” Young, honored her.  Another grand gathering was held at Martin’s West in honor of her Centennial birthday.  Joining this year’s celebration, at an undisclosed location, will be her two daughters, generations of grandchildren, and a host of other family members and friends. Her daughter, Dorothy Turner, said, “Throughout her life, she has always been a sophisticated and stylish lady, and she keeps that sense of style and sophistication at age 101.”

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AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff

Bigger Issue: NFL’s Rice or NBA’s Felton? By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk It’s been a combination of the worst for the National Basketball Association (NBA)

Felton was detained on gun charges following his wife’s submission to New York police of a firearm allegedly belonging to Felton. Both stories sent shockwaves through professional sporting

Surveillance video captured Rice in a very uncomfortable situation. and the National Football League (NFL) over the past few weeks. After surveillance video captured Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice in a very uncomfortable situation dragging his fiancée across an elevator floor prior to his arrest at an Atlantic City casino, New York Knicks point guard Raymond

news and both cases spawned a long line of head-scratching and reactions of disgust. Both the Ravens and the Knicks are two of the most respected organizations in professional sports, and now each franchise finds itself with its name directly attached to criminal cases that has ugly written in bold letters across

the front cover. But which story is more troublesome, the Knicks or the Ravens? Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sports Desk discuss the question. Riley: While both stories are extremely disturbing, Rice’s incident may cause severe damage should the police report prove true. Rice is alleged to have struck his fiancée, rendering her unconscious. Jail time would obviously be pursued, but Rice’s image could be tarnished forever after establishing himself as one of the classiest players in the NFL prior to the Ravens’ Super Bowl win in 2013. The ironic thing about Rice’s case is, should he be proven innocent, you would then have a story that has blackballed a high-profile athlete. Either way it’s a huge story. When you consider Rice’s squeaky clean image, a proud Ravens franchise coming off a Super Bowl win all as subplots, then this situation could be a long and draining one for him and the Ravens organization. Green: The gun laws in New York City are strict and unforgiving. Considering that Plaxico Burress was forced to do a stint after shooting himself, you can only wonder how heavy the prosecution will force charges after Felton’s wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton, stated her husband threatened her with a Belgian-made FN Herstal pistol. So not only is Felton facing gun charges but he’ll be facing domestic violence charges as well. It’s a bad time to be either man right

about now. High-profile cases in New York typically don’t end pretty for defendants. Now the classification of the three gun charges that were issued to Felton is still unknown. There’s talk that Felton could avoid jail because of the type of charges they are but obviously, the odds are still stacked. The ramification on Felton could obviously be a nightmare but imagine the results this could have on the chances of Carmelo Anthony re-signing with the team this summer. The Knicks were already a mess, causing questions to surround whether Anthony would want to stick around in New York. What are the chances he comes back now with all this chaos surrounding the team? Riley: Felton’s issues could weigh in on Anthony’s decisions but should the Ravens lose Rice whether by jail or decision to release him, then you’re removing a key component and a Pro Bowl running back from a team that recently won the Super Bowl. What have the Knicks done since Anthony has been there? Factor in their current bottom-10 standings and what exactly would the Knicks be losing if Anthony decided to leave? Baltimore just won a championship with Rice as one of the primary players on the team. His play has been a key reason why Baltimore has contended at a top level over the past few seasons even prior to them winning the title last year. If the Ravens lose him, they’ll be forced to search the market for a replacement to a Pro Bowl running back as well as in the

hunt to repair a team image that they’ve worked hard to repair since Ray Lewis’ indictment on murder charges in 2000. Baltimore has been the model of consistency over the past decade while the Knicks have been mostly horrible or average. Rice’s incident has a chance to

reason I believe the Ravens were already in the hunt for a replacement, or at least, some competition for Rice at the running back spot. Running backs don’t last long in the NFL. They take a lot of damage to the body with all of the contact, run after run, tackle after tackle.

Felton was detained on gun charges. knock Baltimore off of its pedestal. Green: As much as I love Ray Rice for what he did for the Ravens throughout his first five seasons in the NFL, his sixth and most recent season was a disaster. He wasn’t the same running back last season as he was during those first five years. He didn’t run with the same passion and heart, and for that

Rice’s reign as an elite runner may have already been over, which makes planning for life without him easier to deal with for Ravens fans? His absence, however, may hurt the team salary cap-wise as he’s locked into a contract that would cost the Ravens at least $6 million should they cut him. I’m sure the Ravens’ brass is hoping things don’t come to that, for both Rice and the team’s sake.

Big Win Against Bethune-Cookman Improves Morgan State’s MEAC Standing Morgan State men’s basketball team moved up to third place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) standings after edging out the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, 65-61, on March 1 at the Hill Field House in Baltimore, Md.

 But the win March 1 didn’t come easy for Morgan State, despite BethuneCookman’s dismal 4-11 record against MEAC competition. The Wildcats challenged Morgan

The Wildcats cut the lead to just two points with less than a minute left in the game, but Morgan State’s sophomore forward Cedric Blossom nailed clutch free throws in the final seconds to secure the win.

 With only two games left on the regular season schedule, the Bears (13-11 overall, 10-3 MEAC) now trail only North Carolina Central and Hampton for the top seed in the upcoming MEAC Tournament. Morgan State’s chances of surpassing N.C. Central or Hampton are slim to none, but their win over Bethune-Cookman gave them the tiebreaker

State for the lead throughout the game, according to Morgan Sate Sports Information. Even after being up by as many as 17 points in the second half, Bethune-Cookman came charging back to make it a close-score game.

over Norfolk State for third place, which could result in a bye in the opening round of the MEAC Tournament. “Obviously I’m glad we won the game, but it wasn’t’ pretty and we’ve got to do better,”

By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor

said Morgan State coach Todd Bozeman, according to MSU Sports Information Director Leonard Haynes. “So we’ve got to get out of whatever it is we’re in, because we can’t keep doing it like that. That wasn’t good. That wasn’t the way we play basketball -- we took a step backwards today.”



Morgan Sate leaned on senior center Ian Chiles for most of its offensive production. Chiles finished with a game-high 23 points, while Blossom followed with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

 Freshman guard Clemmye Owens led Bethune-Cookman with 18 points in the loss.




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TYPESET:Signaturemgt@financier.com Wed Mar 05 13:17:10 EST 2014 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 Water Contract 1234-East Cold Spring Lane from Hillen Road to Grindon AvenueInstallation of New 12-Inch Water Main will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204, City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. 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, March 7, 2014 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 3000 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. 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 B02551 Water Mains Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $2,000,000.01 to $3,000,000.00A ”Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted on the 3rd Floor Conference Room of the Bureau of Water & Wastewater, Abel Wolman Municipal Building on March 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. Principal Item of work for this project are: *Isolate existing 12-Inch and 16-inch water mains; *Install temporary water main bypass piping and transfer existing water services to bypass piping; *Remove and replace approximately 3,300 linear feet of 12-inch water main, fittings and appurtenances with new 12-inch ductile iron Class 54 water main, fittings, appurtenances, valves, fire hydrants, and meter settings; *Disinfect, test and flush the new 12-inch water main, fittings and appurtenances; *Transfer water services back to the successfully disinfected tested 12-inch water main; *Remove temporary caps, install new sleeves and spacers, open all water valves, and remove all temporary water main bypass piping; *Sediment and erosion control measures; *Maintenance of Traffic; *Restore all disturbed areas The MBE goal is 10% The WBE goal is 2% WATER CONTRACT 1234 APPROVED: Bernice H. Taylor Clerk, Board of Estimates APPROVED: Rudolph S. Chow, P.E. TYPESET: WedofMar 05 Works 13:19:19 EST 2014 Acting Director Public 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 Water Contract 1247-E. Fort Avenue Bridge Over CSX, 20-Inch Water Main Replacement will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204, City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. 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, March 7, 2014 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 3000 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. 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 B02551 Water MainsCost Qualification Range for this work shall be $100,000.01 to $500,000.00A ”Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted on the 3rd Floor Conference Room of the Bureau of Water & Wastewater, Abel Wolman Municipal Building on March 14, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Principal Item of work for this project are: *Sliplining of approximately 650 +/-feet of existing 20-inch steel water main (pipe on the bridge) with a 16-inch fusible polyvinylchloride pipe (C905); installation of 16-inch Expansion Joints. *Removal of existing 20-inch DIP water main and installation of 16-inch and 20-inch ductile iron pipe and fittings to reconnect the new 16-inch pipe to existing 20-inch water main. *Cleaning and videotaping the condition of existing 20-inch steel water main (pipe on the bridge) and preparing photo record of the exterior of each existing 20-inch coupling. *Maintenance of Traffic for duration of work. *Restoration of Concrete Pavement, Curb and Gutter and Sidewalk in front of each abutment. The MBE goal is 17% The WBE goal is 3% WATER CONTRACT 1247 APPROVED: Bernice H. Taylor Clerk, Board of Estimates APPROVED: Rudolph S. Wed Chow, P.E.05 13:19:49 EST 2014 TYPESET: Mar Acting Director of Public Works 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 Water Contract 1263-South SBIC Neighborhood-Water Main Replacement will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204, City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. 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, March 7, 2014 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 3000 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. 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 B02551

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Payment Policy for legal notice advertisements. Effective immediately, The Afro American Newspapers will require prepayment for publication of all legal notices. Payment will be accepted in the form of checks, credit card or money order. Any returned checks will be subject to a $25.00 processing fee and may result in the suspension of any future advertising discretion. TYPESET: Wed Feb at 26our 11:36:54 EST 2014

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businesses proposing to provide the requested services as the prime contractor. No threshold has been established for participation of Womenowned businesses (”WBEs”), however, HABC strongly encourages and affirmatively promotes the use of WBEs in all HABC contracts. Bidders shall also comply with all applicable requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, 12 U.S.C. Section 1701u.

The IFB and all supportingLEGAL documents may be obtained on or after Monday, TYPESET: Wed Feb 26 11:39:31 EST 2014 NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES March 17, 2014 from the following location: Housing Authority of Baltimore City Office of the Comptroller, Procurement Section 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414 Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Attention: John Airey, Chief Contracting Services TYPESET: Wed Mar 05 13:20:41 EST of 2014 Tel: (410) 396-3261 Fax: (410) 962-1586

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HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BALTIMORE CITY INVITATION FOR BIDS GUARD SERVICES IFB NUMBER: B-1751-14 The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (”HABC”) will issue an Invitation

Questions regarding the IFB should be directed in writing to the address and for Bids (”IFB”) for qualified and interested vendors to submit sealed bids to CITY OF BALTIMORE individual indicated above, and must include the reference: HABC Bid No. provide guard services to various HABC developments located throughout TYPESET: Wed Mar 05 13:29:31 EST 2014 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION B-1753-14. Baltimore City. PUBLIC NOTICE ESTABLIHSMENT OF GRADES The Chief of the Engineering and Construction Division, designee of the Director of the Baltimore City Department of Transportation will be in his office. Room 720, Charles Benton, Jr. Building, 417 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 on March 14, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon for the purpose of hearing and considering protest and explain matters in connection with establishing the grade of the following new streets for Developer’s Agreement #1328 1000 Wills Street (Harbor Point-Exelon).

BIDS WILL BE DUE no later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, April 4, 2014.

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at the Charles L. Benton Building, 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 416, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202.

HABC has established a minimum threshold 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 1.Dock Street from station 10+24.70 S. Caroline Street to 17+69 Central businesses proposing to provide the requested services as the prime Avenue- Point Street East. 2.Central Avenue ? Point Street East from station 30+00 Dock Street to contractor. No threshold has been established for participation of Womenowned businesses (”WBEs”), however, HABC strongly encourages and 37+41.22 Will Street. 3.Point Street West from station 40+00 Central Avenue-Point Street East to affirmatively promotes the use of WBEs in all HABC contracts. This includes:

43+91 Wills Street. 4.Wills Street from station 50+00 Dock Street to 54+66.32 Central Avenue- Bidders shall also comply with all applicable requirements of Section 3 of Point Street East. the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, 12 U.S.C. Section 1701u. WILLIAM M. JOHNSON, DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The IFB and all supporting documents may be obtained on or after Monday, March 10, 2014 from the following location:

Published: TYPESET: Wed Mar 05 13:21:34 EST 2014 March 5, 2014 Notice Initiation for Bid Parking Lot Paving Edgewood Boys & Girls Club BID #2014-001 The Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County is soliciting bids from highly qualified contractors to pave or re-grade and pave commercial parking lot. This is a Davis-Bacon contract and the location of the project is at 2002 Cedar Drive, Edgewood, MD 21040. To obtain the scope of work and to bid on these projects, contractors must attend a mandatory pre-bid meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 4 at 11am at 2002 Cedar Drive, Edgewood Maryland, 21040. Bids must be submitted no later than 1pm EST on Monday, March 10, 2014 to the Headquarters Office of Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County in Belcamp, Maryland. Sealed bids will be opened at a public meeting on Monday, March 10 at 1:30pm. Tim Wills Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County TYPESET: Wed Mar 05 13:21:10 EST 2014 Executive Director Notice to MBE/WBE Firms Request for Qualifications Town of Oxford Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Upgrade for Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) is soliciting MDOT-certified Minority/ Women Business Enterprises to provide consultant engineering services for water and wastewater projects associated with the Town of Oxford WWTP Upgrade for ENR. This project is to be funded in part by grants from the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) under the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund (BRF) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Qualified minority business enterprises (MBE’s) and women’s business enterprises (WBE’s) are especially encouraged to participate. Qualifications will be accepted from firms with experience in: surveying; mechanical, electrical, structural, and geotechnical engineering; environmental assessment; stormwater management; erosion/sediment control; CAD drafting; wetlands/forest delineation and materials testing. Qualified firms should submit a brief firm history, description of services offered, resumes of key personnel, and SF254 to GMB at 120 Sparks Valley Rd., Sparks, MD 21152, or via e-mail to ncohen@GMBnet.com no later than TYPESET: Wed 26 11:38:57 2014 April 7, 2014. ForFeb additional projectEST information, call (410) 329-5005. HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BALTIMORE CITY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RENT PAYMENT PROCESSING SERVICES RFP NUMBER: B-1752-14 The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (”HABC”) will issue a Request for Proposals (”RFP”) for interested and qualified firms to submit proposals to provide rent payment processing services to provide Residents more efficient and multiple options of making their monthly rental payments. PROPOSALS WILL BE DUE no later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, April 4, 2014. A non-mandatory pre-proposals conference will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014, 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. Responders shall also comply with all applicable requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, 12 U.S.C. Section 1701u. The RFP may be obtained on or after Monday, March 10, 2014, at the following location: Housing Authority of Baltimore City Division of Fiscal Operations, Purchasing Department 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414 Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Attention: John Airey, Chief of Contracting Services Tel: (410) 396-3261 Fax: (410) 962-1586 Questions regarding the RFP should be directed in writing to the address and individual indicated above, and must include the reference: HABC RFP Number B-1752-14. TYPESET: Wed Feb 19

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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS To all persons interested in the estate of: George E. Deaver, Jr. Estate No.1003005 Notice is given that: George E, Deaver Jr. 4121 W. Coldspring Lane Baltimore, MD 21215 was on February 18, 2014 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of George Deaver Sr who died on January 11, 2014 with a Will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decendent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 18th day of August 2014. Any person having a clain against the

Housing Authority of Baltimore City Division of Fiscal Operations, Procurement Department 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414 Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Attention: John Airey, Chief of Contracting Services Tel: (410) 396-3261 Fax: (410) 962-1586 Questions regarding the IFB should be directed in writing to the address and individualWed indicated TYPESET: Mar 05 13:22:04 EST 2014 TYPESET: Wedmust Feb include 19 14:21:58 EST 2014HABC Bid No. B-1751-14. above, and the reference: NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS To all persons interested in the estate of: George E. Deaver, Jr. Estate No.1003005 Notice is given that: George E, Deaver Jr. 4121 W. Coldspring Lane Baltimore, MD 21215 was on February 18, 2014 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of George Deaver Sr who died on January 11, 2014 with a Will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decendent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 18th day of August 2014. Any person having a clain against the decedant must present the claim to teh indersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decendent’s death, except if the decendent died before October 1, 1992. Nine months from the date of the decendent’s death ; or (2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditors a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Name of newpaper: Afro American Date of Publication: February 19, 2014 14:21:58 EST 2014 Jr. George E. Deaver Personal Representative True Test Copy Name and Address of Register of Wills: Baltimore City David B. Allen 111 N Calvert Street Courthouse East Baltimore, MD 21202

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) HCD Community Program Administrator I Multi-Family Energy Reporting Administrator & Multi-Family Energy Production Manager Recruitment#: 14-001206-002 Filing Deadline: March 18, 2014, 11:59 pm Salary: $43,153-$54,253/year (Grade 16/base - step 9) Quality Assurance Officer, Customer Investment Fund (CIF) Recruitment#: 14-001206-001 Filing Deadline: March 18, 2014, 11:59 pm Salary: $43,153-$68,887/year (Grade 16/base - step 20)

Work that matters. DHCD is a national leader in the financing and development of affordable housing and community development lending. We now have three HCD Community Program Administrator I positions available. The Energy Reporting Administrator will develop reports, proposals, and collect and analyze data necessary for planning weekly, monthly and quarterly reports. The Energy Production Manager will coordinate the design of unique multi-family housing energy related programs. This position is also responsible for developing program standards and directing the daily operations of the unit. The Quality Assurance Officer is responsible for oversight of energy efficiency, rehab and lead abatement work. They will also perform quality assurance inspections of completed CIF work, conducting lead paint and weatherization program inspections. Please visit www.jobaps.com/md to read more about these positions and to submit an online application. Please note that minimum and selective qualifications ARE REQUIRED. EOE

Representative City of Baltimore TrueDepartment Test Copy of Finance Name and Address Bureau of Purchases of Register of Wills: Baltimore Sealed proposals City addressed to the Board of David Estimates B. Allen of Baltimore, will be received until, 111 but not N Calvert later than Street 11:00 a.m. local time on the Courthouse following date(s) East for the stated requirements: Baltimore, MD 21202 MARCH 12, 2014 *TURN OUT BOOTS B50003352 MARCH 19, 2014 *SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF LATEX & NITRILE GLOVES B50003342 *SERVICES TO REPLACE/RETROFIT FIXTURES w/ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING B50003368 THE ENTIRE SOLICITATION DOCUMENT CAN BE VIEWED AND DOWN LOADED BY VISITING THE CITYS WEB SITE:www.baltimorecitibuy.org

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