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The Nation Reaffirms President Obama By Avis Thomas-Lester AFRO Executive Editor President Obama, the nation’s first AfricanAmerican commander-inchief, won re-election on Nov. 6 from an electorate that had been battered by one of the most contentious presidential campaigns in recent history. As he stood before a crowd of 10,000 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Lakeside Center, Obama spoke confidently and proudly about the nation and its people. “Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward,” the president said,. “It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country
“Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward.” —President Obama from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people.” The Obama who thanked the nation for giving him a second term contrasted starkly with the man who stood before a microphone 48 hours earlier in Iowa and delivered an emotional thank
you for the part the state played in his ascendance to the presidency four years ago. The Nov. 6 speech was more reminiscent of his appearance at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, when many first became aware of the junior senator from Illinois who was expected to do great things. On Nov. 4, the rock star in him was more difficult to see. Four years into a Continued on A6
Black Expectations for Second Term By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO
Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. That’s the item at the top of the Black political agenda for the next four years. Throughout the recent recession African Americans have outpaced other groups in joblessness. The most recent data show that, while the general unemployment rate continued to decrease, reaching 7.9 percent in October, Black unemployment jumped to 14.3 percent. Reducing foreclosures in the Black community and addressing persistent disparities in the justice system are also some key issues that require attention. But political analysts and African-American leaders are divided on the possible fate of the Black agenda under another four years of the Obama administration. The president, facing criticism for failing to reverse black
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unemployment during his first term, stressed that he serves the entire nation, not just Black residents. “I can’t pass laws that say I’m just helping Black folks. I’m the president of the United States,” the president said in a Dec. 21, 2010 interview with American Urban Radio Networks. “What I can do is make sure that I am passing laws that help all people, particularly those who are most vulnerable and most in need. That in turn is going to help lift up the AfricanContinued on A3
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Baltimore Voters Add Their Voices on Ballot Questions By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO Baltimoreans were loud and clear from the polling booths Nov. 6, endorsing same sex marriage, casino gambling, higher education benefits at in-state tuition rates for immigrant children, and the redrawing of congressional districts in the state. By Alan King Baltimore voters approved AFRO Staff Writer the same-sex marriage Jennifer andtoother question in Hudson a 126,244 relatives positively identified 94,666-vote, cleared casino gambling in a 119,059 to 106,970-vote, endorsed the DREAM Act ballot initiative in 154,088 to 64,927vote and agreed 148,620 to 55,288 to redraw the state’s congressional district boundaries.
“I’m without words and it’s long overdue,” said Rev. Kinji Scott, pastor of My Father’s House Ministries in Baltimore, of the outcome on the same-sex ballot question. “It’s not about religion- it’s about equality and I was glad that the people were able to see beyond the church walls because it was the moral thing to do.” Scott, 42,vehicle is an openly sport-utility sought in gay memberwith of the connection the Baltimore murder of Hudson’s mother and faith community, andbrother. said thatThe he white, expects1994 the Chevrolet passage Suburban with Illinois license of same-sex marriage to go a long way in cutting down homophobia among African Americans. “There are so many of us who are hiding, being compressed, and pushed into the closet- what happened yesterday released us and
brought us out of a prison of fear,” said Scott. “It shows that people are going to love you, embrace you, and accept you for you.” The role of gambling in the state of Maryland was another popular topic of conversation among many voters hashing out their views while waiting to cast a ballot. The referendum passed as the tally votes soared the from of a neighbor aboutpast a suspione mark. ciousmillion vehicle. The man noticed the “For vehicle his thewhile state,walking this means dog. According to the Chicago there will be more jobs, Tribune, the boy had been shot more revenue theback stateseat multiple times for in the to help fund things like of the vehicle. The SUV, registered to Hudson’s murdered education and help with the brother, was towed with the infrastructure of roads,” said boy’s body inside and is being Barry Hudson, manager of processed by evidence technicommunication forThe Prince cians and workers. body was later removed and taken to George’s County Executive the Cook Baker. County Medical Rushern Examiner’s office. “It’s an important step for Hudson and other family
the state from an economic way - everybody gambles, Maryland schools, will have prospective. It’ll make the and there’s not enough equal opportunity to pay instate more competitive as money to go around.” state tuition rates and pursue well.” “We rejoice and give their dreams.” Hudson said the addition praise that Marylanders put To be eligible for DREAM of table gaming to three into flesh the most repeated Act benefits, immigrants casinos already up and commandment in the Bible, must have entered the running, and the other three ‘To love the stranger as country before they turn 16 1, 2008thyself,’” - November 7, 2008, The Washington A3 set to come on November line will create said Bishop years old Afro-American and have no felony 1,500 new jobs and increase Douglas Miles, chair of convictions. Completion revenue by the millions. Maryland Industrial Areas of two years of college or Frank M. Booker, 76, Foundation (MD-IAF) in a military service is required was skeptical about the good statement about the DREAM in order to qualify for the posted fliers bearing his photogambling will do for his Act approval. provisions of the the city. DREAM graph around On hometown. “The house man “Most importantly, we Act. Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked for Baltimore the public’svoters help in finding always makes the money,” rejoice and give praise that also her nephew. In her MySpace he said, adding that state all our youth, whether they agreed to loans to improve blog, she thanked fans and supofficials “lie” when they say a were born in Liberia, El local schools, theand porters for theirparks, prayers significant amount of people Salvador, Jamaica or France, Baltimore Zoo, Thereward Walters offered a $100,000 to anyone who returned will get jobs from the deal. youth who live here now, Art Museum, and thethe boy alive. “It’s not going to work that and have graduated from our Baltimore Museum of Art.
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members arrived at the Medical Examiner’s office mid-afternoon to identify the body. Given the choice between looking directly at the body or viewing it on a wall-mounted
Since the investigation, Hudson – who gained stardom after appearing on “American Idol,” and then won an Academy Award for her role in the movie Dreamgirls – has stayed out of the public eye. (as of 8 p.m. Nov. 7, 2012) The Chicago Tribune reportJulian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. ed that a parade NH of cars moved ME slowlyVT past her family’s home WA A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in Monday morning, past the MA told the newspaper that Hudson jail for MT NDparole violation after news vans, reporters and curiMN RI NY ous onlookers. OR Neighbors CTstood WI ID SD MI quietly and WY PA reflected NJ on the DE “remained strong for her famibeing convicted of IA attempted violence. OH NE ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijackMD IL In front of the Hudson’s IN NV with her fami“She held hands ing. Cook County records show home, WVA men VA in heavy jackets UT CO ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both DC came to and hooded sweatshirts MO CA KS was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also KY kiss the twin white crosses barmoment.” convicted in 1998 for possesNCnames of Donerson and ing the The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. TN Jason. OK AR prison in SC Hudson, Jennifer’s AZ sister – had He was released from “Everybody is sick of going NM GA been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years MS AL through stuff like this,” Artisha when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, a former resident of the TX LA grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges. area told the Tribune. “We all Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing FL*stick together. All these have to Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in young children are dying, and AK in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers for what?” the 7000 block of South Yale Avenue. HI An Amber Alert – a designation for high-risk missing *state undecided as of 8 p.m., Nov. 7, 2012 children – was issued Friday after Julian was discovered missing after the murders. Police arrested William • President Balfour, the missing Obama boy’s step- 303 • Mitt Romney 206 father and estranged husband of Julia, at his girlfriend’s Southside apartment several hours after the murders. Balfour’s mother, Michele, has told reporters that her son had nothing to do with the slayings. Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
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11 3 3 4 Courtesy Photos American Hudson community.” “If I wasDonerson going to bewho are things that would not with have her family. It was obviously a very10 7 Jennifer and her mom, Darnell “She held hands emotional moment.” 29 7 was killed, as well as her brother, Jason. But the rising-tide-liftscritical of the administration,” happened under a comparable 10 14 4 3 16 all-boats approach to public Shelton added, “…it would Republican 3 video screen,president.” the family chose 20 3 policy stuck in 7-year-old the craw of be about their failure to on a second term, Obama plate X584859 was found theIn latter. According to the the body of her 6 18 4 Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, nephew Monday, just hours 10 some who questioned the talk about what they’ve would be free to set more 20 11 5 6 police received They a 7 a.m. call that’s him.”policy goals in after his body was found in 13 president’s commitment to a accomplished. have not aggressive 9 6 8 3 10 6 the Black community then done a good job of letting the health care, job creation and 55 15 11 and continue to question African-American community higher taxes on high-income 9 it now. The pressure for know what has been done for groups. But he’s not the only 7 6 11 progressive leadership will them.” one who has to be more 5 6 9 16 Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’ only increase when Obama Among those victories, assertive, he added. 38 No “I wonder campaign and Dallas Cowboys players Byconfronted Alan Kingwith filling at 8 is Shelton said, was the Lilly wouldObama’s like to see more is trying to distance him from the Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, AFRO Staff Writer least one expected vacancy Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a pressure on Obama from 29 group, saying, “Barack Obama among the names submitted to on the Supreme Court with measure aimed at closing the the Left,” Morris,with a Howard Never Organized ACORN.” election officials. Presidential candidate John 3 Continued from A1
ACORN Fights Back the anticipated McCain’s attack retirement on ACORNof – Associated Community Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Organization for Reform Now – “I don’t think he has a confirms the success of the big desire to the fight forofBlack organization, head the people,” said Michael group says. “This isan testimony to the work Fauntroy, associate we’ve done and success we’ve professor of public policy at had,” Maude Hurd, president of George ACORN,Mason said inUniversity an interviewand awith frequent critic of President the AFRO. “When thistalks attackabout started, we Obama. “He had just announced that we had women’s issues, for example, registered 1.3 million new vothe boasts about passing ers,” she said. “That’s just the to say Lilly Ledbetterrunning Act and how that someone’s scared of ACORN’s itbecause benefits women; hesuccess.” talks McCain, who is running for about gay marriage and other president on the Republican tickgay rightsout issues, but where et, lashed at ACORN in theis something thatBarack for Black final debate like against Obama, contending the group “is people?” on the of maybe But,verge Fauntroy said,perpetrathe ing one of the greatest frauds in doesn’t expect fireworks voter history in this country, under second Obama maybeadestroying the fabric of democracy.” administration. Factcheck.org, a non-partisan “He will not be more Web site, found those claims to outspoken on Black be “exaggerated,” withissues “no evibecause it’s not in his dence of one, any such democracydestroying nature; andfraud.” two, Black people Hurd believes the McCain are not going to push him charges were politically motivatto. Black leaders have been ed. hesitant to be“Because critical it’s of the She said, lowand moderate-income people, president…[and] most people and people of color, I believe (African Americans) are the McCain campaign thinks those just happy to have a Black voters are going to vote president. Unless kicks Democratic, whichhe is not necessarily true.” Michelle out of the house and ACORN no stranger to starts datingisKim Kardashian, controversy. Black aren’t going to Forpeople 38 years, the non-partisan make much has of afought fuss.”for social organization andSome economic justice for lowBlack leaders are and moderate-income upbeat about the prospects Americans. With 400,000 memof a second Obama ber families organized into more administration. than 1,200 neighborhood chapters “His in 110administration cities nationwide, has ACORN has over the years done an extraordinary job seen its share of criticism while advoof doing the heavy lifting as cating for affordable housing, itliving regards ourhealthcare agenda,” for saidthe wages, underserved— while organHilary Shelton,and Washington izing voter registration drives. bureau director and senior But none has been as withering vice president for policy and and baseless as this one. advocacy the NAACP. “He With theofpresidential election did yeoman’s job away, of raising less athan two weeks ACORN’s allege the our issues detractors and moving them organization has engaged in masforward even if he did not sive voter registration fraud after label them as ‘Black’of issues. the reported discovery bogus names, such as Mickey Mouse
thosemen workers, payHurd gap said between and who were doing those things without women. ACORN’s knowledge or permisAnother early victory sion, were fired. was“The enactment a bill evidenceofthat hastosurfaced socoverage far showsof they extend thefaked States’ forms to getHealth paid forInsurance work they Children’s didn’t do, not to stuff ballot Program at a time when 30 boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the percent Black victim ofoffraud, notchildren the perpetrawere health insurance. tor of without it. Hurd said the onlyover things And, a tough battle the bogus are the charges themAffordable Care Act signaled selves. And factcheck. org the president’s commitment to agrees. helpIt vulnerable populations, concluded, “Neither ACORN nor employees have including theitsBlack been found guilty of, or even community. charged with, casting fraudulent The legislation, labeled votes.” Obamacare by his critics, The problem came about primarily because of the to way included provisions ACORN Rather than close the operates. racial disparity rely on volunteers, it pays peoin made ple,health manycare, of them poorhealth or uneminsurance moreupaffordable ployed, to sign new voters.for The idea was to help both those millions of uninsured African being registered and those Americans, and providesdoing free the registration. preventive care among Maud explained, “We other have a gains. zero tolerance policy for deliberate In falsification of the registration.” education, president Most news account neglect to also fought for and won point out that ACORN is increases PelltoGrants— required byinlaw turn in all regnecessary resources for also many istration forms. And they fail to note that it was thestudents— organizaAfrican-American tion, in many doubling the instances, number ofthat first brought the phony registrations college students to the attention of receiving authorities.the award; providedcamp millions in The McCain apparently isn’t interested in those fine funding to historically Black points, preferring to air misleadcolleges and universities and ing ads that seek to link Obama introduced Race to the Top to ACORN, thereby undercutting grants, an initiative his political support. to foster McCain: I’m John positive outcomes in McCain K-12 and I approve this message. education. Announcer: Who is Barack “He’sAfocused on“a political Obama? man with those areas that have a baptism performed at warp speed.” Vast ambition. After disproportionate impact oncollege, he moved to Chicago. African Americans in terms Became a community organizer. of positive policy,” agreed There, Obama met Madeleine Lorenzo Morris, political Talbot, part of the aChicago branch of was so analyst at ACORN. Howard He University. impressive that he was asked Listing policies such as the to train the ACORN staff. bailout of the auto industry— What did ACORN in Chicago manufacturing is a key engage in? Bullying banks. Intimidation tactics.ofDisruption economic engine the Black of business. ACORN middle-class— and forced funding banks to issue risky home loans. to maintain public service The same types of loans that jobs, Morris added,crisis “These caused the financial we’re in today.
But Obama’sprofessor, ties to ACORN University said. run long and deep. He silent taughtwhile classes “They have been for ACORN. They even endorsed the Tea Party has romped him for President. through media. But now the ACORN is in trouble. least Reporter: There “There has beenare noatclear 11 investigations articulation of a across Black the or even involving thousands of acountry progressive agenda and potentially fraudulent ACORN Black forms. leaders must bring those agenda items forward Announcer: Massiveand voter fraud.for And the Obama campaign fight them.” paid more than $800,000 to an ACORN front for get out the vote efforts. Pressuring banks to issue risky loans. Nationwide voter fraud. Barack Obama. Bad judgment. Blind ambition. Too risky for America.
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Since McCain’s comments, SQUARE HIGH ACORN’s 87 offices have been bombarded with threats and racist mail. The day after the presidential debate, vandals broke into the organization’s Boston and Seattle offices and stole computers. NOT ON THE LIST BREAD After a Cleveland representative appeared on TV, an e-mail was sent to the local office saying she “is going to have her life ended.” A worker in Providence, R.I., received a threatening call sayLEFT RIGHT ing, “We know you get off work at 9” and uttered racial epithets. A caller to one office left a message on the answering machine, saying: “Hi, I was just calling to let you know that Barack Obama needs to get hung. He’s a (expletive deleted) nigger, and he’s a piece of (expletive deleted). guys are Day on Nov. 12, the In honor ofYou Veterans fraudulent, and you need to go to AFRO salutes itsoak staffers who are proud hell. All the niggers on trees. They’re gonna get all hung honveterans. (L-R) Clarence Massey, William 1 BANANA eys, they’re going to get assassiHargrave, Samget Graham. nated, they’re gonna killed.” Not pictured are Another message said, “You veterans Cooper and Edgar Brookins. liberal idiots.Cheryl Dumb (expletive deleted). Welfare bums. You guys just (expletive deleted) come to our country, consume every natural resource there is, and make a lot of babies. That’s DELIVERY all you guys do. And then suck up the welfare and expect everyRELIABILITY one else to pay for your hospital > SAFETY SMARTENERGY bills for your kids. I jus’ say let Before age five, every room is a classroom. your kids die. That’s the best move. Just let your children die. Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple things like Leaking natural gas inside buildings or outside Forget about paying for hospital counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learning ability, bills for them. I’m not gonna do can create safety hazard. If you and help them enter school moreaprepared. That’s why suspect PNC it. You guys are lowlifes. And I natural gas leak, or detect a smell like founded Grow Up Great andaits Spanish-language equivalent Crezca hope you all die.” eggs, leavetothe building oryoung the area con Éxito, a 10-year, $100rotten million program help prepare Hurd thinks the hate calls will and, from aSesame safe place, call BGE. children for school and life.immediately Pick up a free bilingual Street™ cease soon. “Happy, Healthy, Ready for School” kitcan at aeven PNCenter branch. It’s filled Natural gas buildings that “In two weeks, I think these with all kinds of simple, everyday things yougas, can do to helpthrough a child walls don’t use natural passing attacks will be over. But I think it learn. Together, we can work with our communities so anYour entire and openings from the outside. call for will be harder for us to get our generation emergency won’t just grow up...will butbe grow up great. name back on good graces service answered 24 hours because they really trashed us in a day. To learn more go to BGE.COM the last few weeks.” To find out more, go to pncgrowupgreat.com But ACORN will not be Report a Gas Leak: TTY/TDD users: orTo call 1-877-PNC-GROW. deterred. 800.685.0123 800.735.2258 “We’ve been fighting for a (Maryland Relay Service) long time, for over 30 years, for the rights of low- and moderateincome people all across the country,” Hurd said. “We’re going to continue to fight for economic justice in our communities.” TM /©2008 Sesame Workshop. All rights reserved. ©2008 The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Lines outside the Poll at Bannecker Recreation Center on Georgia Ave in NW D.C. Latrese Ford, 34, unemployed mother of five, calls some friends to vote. She wants a job in childcare. “I feel confident that President Obama will be reelected. The lies that we heard from Mitt Romney were unbelievable!”
Obama supporters celebrate the president’s victory on U Street.
Dedicated voters brave long lines and waiting times to cast their votes at the polls on Election Day in Hyattsville.
Charles Brooks, 62, stood in line for two hours to vote using paper ballot at Precinct 119 in southeast DC. “I thought if I came early there wouldn’t be a crowd. I chose to use the paper ballot because there was only one electronic voting machine. But I wasn’t going to miss this for nothing.” The Greenmount West community used garden tools at the corner of Greenmount and North Avenue to encourage voting.
Students at Howard University celebrate the Obama re-election with cheers, screams and dancing at the Howard University Blackburn Student Center.
Three generations of voters exit the poll at Union Temple Baptist Church in Ward 8. Christina Berrios, 47, left, Andrew Campbell, 25, Mary Berrios, 73 and Julia Campbell, 50 say they were proud to cast their votes for President Obama. “We felt it was our duty,” the group said.
Lines inside the Herring Run Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library were moderate, as voters decided on local issues.
Voters were glued to the screens inside the watch party held at M&T Bank Stadium in Downtown Baltimore...
Supporters waited for results at Morgan State University’s Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center.
... and celebrated well into the night after newscasts announced President Barack H. Obama as winner of the 2012 general election.
Aside from voting for president of the United States, Baltimoreans also voted for appellate court judges, Congressman, and U.S. Senators.
Residents of a nearby senior living complex received special treatment at the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Downtown Baltimore, where roughly 100 people waited in line to vote on Nov. 6.
Baltimore supporters of Question Six hand out flyers on the corner of Greenmount and 32nd Street outside of the Engine 31 firehouse.
Radio talk show host and author, Michael Baisden, signed autographs while hosting the watch party inside James H. and Louise Hayley Gilliam Concert Hall, the 2,000-seat auditorium of Morgan State University’s Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center.
“It feels good to vote. If my man wins, it’ll feel even better,” said Marion Elizabeth Gibson, 81, of Baltimore. “It’s been something I thought I’d never see.”
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The Afro-American, November 10, 2012 - November 16, 2012
November 10, 2012 - November 10, 2012, The Afro-American
Baltimore Residents Rejoice in Election Results By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO BALTIMORE--Screams and laughter split the tension in the air as a single image of a Black man flashed onto television screens in downtown Baltimore on Election Night. Words next to the photo showed that President Obama had been re-elected. The news sent the 200-plus people gathered inside M&T Bank Stadium’s South East Club Lounge into frenzied exchanges of high-fives, hugs
and tears of joy. Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” blared from speakers as revelers watched electoral college and popular vote tallies for Obama increase. “I’m taking it all in,” said James Thomas, 44, who works at Morgan State University. “I’ve witnessed history for a second time and this type of history is very special. We still have a long way to go but we’re headed in the right direction.” The victor was declared shortly before midnight.
Election Results in Maryland President Barack Obama
Number of Votes
% of Vote 61.5%
Senate Benjamin Cardin
Third District John Sarbanes
Fourth District Donna Edwards
House of Representatives
Seventh District Elijah Cummings
President Obama appeared just after 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 7 to thank voters for re-electing him to a second term. According to numbers released Nov. 7 by the Maryland Board of Elections, Obama prevailed with the help of 310, 922 early votes from Maryland. Another 1,212,866 Maryland ballots were cast on Election Day with his name checked, surpassing the 904,478 votes for Romney. Obama captured nearly 90 percent of the Baltimore vote, according to BOE officials. “I can breathe now,” said Janice Jackson, 52, an educator. “The feeling I had four years ago just came back, that feeling of excitement. Now we can move forward and let Obama continue to do what he started.” “It’s exhilarating and I am so proud,” said Marion Wyley, 69, who let out a “Hallelujah” when Obama was declared the winner.
Photo by Alexis Taylor
Voters were glued to the screens inside the watch party held at M&T Bank Stadium in Downtown Baltimore. Wyley said her five-hour wait in a Randallstown early voting line was time well spent. “Obama didn’t get a fair chance,” she said. “So many people were against him and they didn’t respect him
as president. This means so much more than the 2008 election because this is validation [for] him.” Many Baltimore residents were upset with the negative tone of the campaign, especially many Republicans’
attitudes toward Obama. “Of all the years, since I was little kid, I have never seen a president--or a man-so disrespected,” Lorraine Burden, 75. “We need to be prayerful for him and his family.”
The Nation Reaffirms Obama Continued from A1
SOURCE: Maryland State Board of Elections
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Tables at the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
FREE ADMISSION Sunday, November 18, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Two Museums, two cultures, one special day of tasting, telling stories and sharing traditions. Foodways specialist, Dr. Mary Zajac, and acclaimed storyteller, Diane Macklin, will facilitate discussions about the preparation and presentation of Sabbath tables in the Jewish and African American traditions through interactive dialogue and discussion with the audience. This event will begin at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, where it will feature traditional foods of Shabbat, and conclude at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, where it will feature traditional foods associated with Sunday dinner. A brief neighborhood tour will transition the program from the JMM (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.), to the RFLM (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.), located a 10 minute walk away. Sabbath Tables is a Maryland Traditions program of the Maryland State Arts Council and is affiliated with the JMM exhibit, Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and American Jewish Identity as well as the National Black Storytellers Conference. All are welcome! For details and to RSVP, contact Terry Taylor at 443-263-1829 or the Jewish Museum at 410-732-6400, ext. 215. Sign language interpretation services provided. Free program, made possible by a grant from the Folklife Program of the Maryland State Arts Council.
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couldn’t, you said ‘Yes, we can,’…and we did. Against all odds, we did.” Tears filled his eyes. Some he wiped away, a few rolled down his cheeks. He told a story about Edith Childs, the South Carolina volunteer whose words inspired the phrase that became the 2008 campaign rallying cry, “Fired Up! Ready to Go!” Childs couldn’t be with him in Iowa, he told the Des Moines crowd. She was pretty sure he had won there. She was busy working where voters still needed to be convinced. As he spoke, the Obama campaign seemed stripped bare of the glamour, the hype, the imminent success of the 2008 effort. There was a feeling of uncertainty. There had been setbacks, even in Iowa, like the Des Moines Register endorsing Republican contender, Mitt Romney, the first time the newspaper had backed a Republican since Richard Nixon in 1972. “I’ve come back to Iowa Opening Spring/Summer 2013 one more time to ask for your vote,” Obama said. “Help us finish what we started because this is where our movement of change began.” The next day, Nov. 5, the day before the election, Obama took to the airwaves, conducting interviews with air personalities from urban radio sensation Steve Harvey to sportscaster Chris Berman. Polls showed the race was a dead heat. Romney, once unpopular among many Republicans because of his Offering Supportive Services, Service Coordination moderate stand on many and Free Wireless Internet! issues, was drawing crowds as large as 30,000 people. In an interview with deejay Ryan Seacrest, Obama said he was anxious about the race. But there comes a time when a candidate just has to let go, knowing they had done everything they could, Applications will be mailed to those on the Interest List he said. It was unclear if he several months prior to opening. was discussing his presidency or the campaign for a second. To qualify, applicants must be age 62 & over and meet the following income Then the people spoke requirements: and the nation’s 44th president seemed to regain • HUD subsidized units: income must not exceed the maximum limit (currently the magic that got him $30,000/individual and $34,250/couple.*)No need for a Section 8 voucher. elected the first time. In an eloquent and elegant • Tax-Credit units: income must not exceed the maximum limit (currently speech, he worked to salve $36,000/individual and $41,100/couple.*) Section 8 vouchers are welcome. the wounds that the tough *Income limits subject to annual adjustment election had wrought and directed the nation forward. “Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our Inspired by the Gospel mandates to love, serve, and teach, Catholic Charities road has been hard, while our provides care and services to improve the lives of Marylanders in need. journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we Catholic Charities welcomes all people regardless of faith and is an have fought our way back, Equal Opportunity Housing provider. and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come,” Obama said.
presidency that was marked by successes—passing health care reform, revitalizing the auto industry, reforming Wall Street, spurring an economic recovery, withdrawing the troops from Iraq, beginning a drawdown of troops from Afghanistan and eliminating the threat of Osama Bin Laden, he still faced constant criticism, much of it from Republicans who had pledged to prevent him from being re-elected. Once a media darling, many reporters seemed focused on what he had not been able to accomplish, instead of his victories. As Obama appeared at what is likely to be the last campaign event of his
career, he seemed resolute, near the point of exhaustion with the process of trying to convince the nation to give him another chance to complete the work he pledged to do when he appeared before a Des Moines audience as a presidential candidate in 2008. “I came back to ask you to help us finish what we started because this is where our movement for change began,” Obama said. “To all of you who’ve lived and breathed the hard work of change, I want to thank you. You took this campaign and made it your own ... starting a movement that spread across the country. When the cynics said we
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Looking Beyond the Election Over the past year or so, I have been wondering how Black folks would react to the election outcome. Two questions kept coming to mind: What will we do if Obama wins? What will we do if Romney wins? Let’s make it personal: What will you do? Four years ago I wrote a similar article titled, “The Morning After,” that dealt with what Black folks would do after the inauguration of Barack Obama. Let’s face it; we blew it, y’all. Now let’s JAMES CLINGMAN see if we learned anything. Black people are “all in” for Barack Obama, so we know there will be sackcloth and ashes if he loses in the Electoral College, where all presidential elections are decided. The same scenario will take place among Romney supporters if he loses; less weeping and gnashing of teeth, yes, but still there will be remorse. For the most part, other than Herman Cain, Mia Love, Artur Davis, and Allen West, Black folks love Obama. But many White people just tolerate Romney; they aren’t in love with him. Besides, many of them couldn’t care less who wins because they know who and what really controls this country, and they are holding a can’t-lose hand. So what will we do if Barack wins a second term? Well, for sure there will be dancing in the streets again, tears and euphoria, and a whole lot of Praise the Lords, Hallelujahs, and
Amens. I hope there are no more Peggy Joseph comments. You remember her words: “I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage. If I help him (Obama) he is going to help me.” Will we settle for a big celebration and then go home and fall asleep again, the way we did four years ago? Or, we understand that when he is elected our work will have just begun? Will we make the same missteps during the second term as we did during the first? Will we organize and mobilize our efforts around a common goal? Will we seek reciprocity for our votes? Here is the other question, and I know this may be difficult for most of you, but what will we do if Mitt Romney wins? Will we declare 30 days of mourning? Will we resign ourselves to no progress for the next four years and settle for whatever happens during that period? Will we rant, rave, and complain for four years about how bad things are under Romney? Will we acknowledge that we did not support him and, therefore, have nothing coming from our new president? I am certain there will also be euphoria and maybe even a little dancing in the streets if Romney succeeds. Surely Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck, and the others will gloat and rub salt into the wounds of the Obama supporters. And, no doubt there will be sighs of relief among the super-rich as they review their portfolios to determine how much they will make in the next four years. But what will you do regardless of who wins? There are answers and plans that have been developed long before this election. Ron Daniels has been planning the State of the Black World Conference (SOBWC III) for some time now, part of which is dedicated to our “appropriate” action after the presidential election – no matter which candidate wins. Daniels is bringing the SOBWC III to Howard University
in Washington, D.C. November 14-18, 2012. You still have time to get in on this solution-oriented meeting comprising some of the nation’s top thinkers, businesspeople, activists, educators, religious leaders, politicians, college students, and economists in this country. Folks from every sector will converge to set us on a path toward prosperity, strength, and self-determination. It is appropriate that the event will be held after Election Day because, irrespective of the ultimate winner, Black people must work together to define our own political, economic, educational, and social agendas. We must be strong and cohesive in our approach if we want to be counted at the decision-making tables of criminal and social justice, economic empowerment, educational excellence, and political inclusion; and it matters not who is the President. We cannot win if we are not in the game, and Ron Daniels and his team have set forth an agenda for this conference that, if we attend, pay attention, and commit to doing the work when we leave, will bring the victory to Black people that many of us have longed for and have fought for through the years. There is much work to do, and it doesn’t matter who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The work must be done, and we must do it. For more information on the SOBWC III, call 1-888-7742921 or go to www.ibw21.org Jim Clingman, founder of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce, is the nation’s most prolific writer on economic empowerment for Black people. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati and can be reached through his Web site, blackonomics.com.
Ghanaian Odyssey Makes Stateside Needs Stand Out I have vivid childhood memories of learning about DAVID MILLER life in Africa by reading National Geographic. As I’d leaf through the magazine seeing pictures of beautiful people, an amazing landscape and wild animals roaming the plains, I got a chance to learn about my ancestral homeland while escaping the harsh realities of urban life in the 70s and 80s. Some 30 years later, in what can best be described as the trip-of-my-lifetime, I was blessed with a chance to visit the Africa I’d known only from National Geographic pages or TV and newspaper accounts. In September, I joined a small cohort of writers and professionals on a mission to sow seeds of learning in among children and families in the eastern region of Ghana. A West African nation best known for its first President, Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana borders Cote d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east and the Gulf of Guinea o the south. Its population exceeds 24 million. I was in the motherland to participate in LEAP (Literacy and Empowerment Project) for Ghana, an education sustainability project founded by Virginia-based poet and writer Kwame Alexander. My group worked primarily with Juanita Britton of Washington, D.C., who has been installed as Queen Mother Nana Botwe Adobe II of the Konko Village. Our work included literacy training for teachers, literacy activities for children in kindergarten through eighth grades, donating school supplies and organizing and running a girl’s leadership conference. To say working in Ghana was simultaneously difficult and rewarding is an understatement. Most importantly to me, it shed light on just how much Africans need the skills, innovation and resources of African-Americans. Our comrades in Ghana are resilient, smart and possess a tremendous work ethic; however, the country as a whole struggles with intense poverty, inadequate infrastructure and a dearth of resources. In Ghana, we worked daily with about 200 children ages 3 to 14. We engaged them in story time, mostly with the younger children, and worked on writing poetry and short stories with the older children. The challenges I witnessed firsthand in
Ghana mirror, in some respects, the challenges plaguing many urban centers in the United States. The difference however, as I see it, is in Ghana there is an unyielding sense of personal responsibility to rise above dismal circumstances, including poverty and scarce educational resources. In Ghana, the children are eager to learn and want to be in school. Here in the U.S., particularly in urban areas, many U.S. children are chomping at the bit to reach 16 so they can drop out of high school, though they have absolutely no clue what they’ll do and sadly fail to realize there’s just no way they’ll make it in today’s global society without education. The illiteracy rate in Ghana is 60 percent, and most children, especially females, don’t get past the ninth grade. Needless to say, Ghana, like many African countries, is experiencing enormous academic challenges. In the village of Konko, where most of our work was focused, not one student had reached high school in the past 10 years – attributable, in part, to students’ inability to pass a comprehensive examination and to cover annual tuition costs. I was amazed by the high level of resiliency among Ghana’s school children, despite the numerous challenges they faced. I witnessed a thirst for education and knowledge that I reluctantly admit I have not seen, consistently, in school children in the Western World. It was refreshing to see children, particularly young children, so eager to learn. Likewise, I was impressed by their awareness that knowledge is power. Each morning we had the opportunity to teach children and to learn from them, their parents and their Ghanaian instructors. Spending time with children who exhibited an unparalleled work ethic and drive to master academic principles was a rich and profound experience for me. I was also struck by how their teachers created engaging learning opportunities without the resources enjoyed by teachers in Western classrooms. Trust me when I tell you there were no computers or microscopes. And while U.S. teachers complain about overcrowded classrooms – justifiably so in most instances – try three children to a desk! Even so, the level of excitement and curiosity over teaching and learning was
Letters to the Editor Honoring Our Veterans
An armistice ending the hostilities between Germany and the Allied Nations became effective on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Armistice Day, which was commemorated for the first time on November 11, 1919, became a legal holiday in 1938. Veteran service organizations urged Congress in 1954 to change the word “Armistice” to “Veterans.” A grateful nation annually honors veterans on November 11, paying respects to all who have answered the call to military service. Although our thoughts this year are with those in distant war zones, we also honor the veterans living among us, including those who recently returned from service and are reintegrating into civilian life. Recognizing Veterans Day can be as simple as placing the American flag on your porch or reminding youngsters of a relative who served in the military. If you know a veteran who’s not taking advantage of their Veterans Administration health care benefits or who is struggling to find a job, reassure them that help is available. An astonishing number of veterans do not know about the VA health care services available to them. The VA Maryland Health Care System’s Enrollment Center can be reached at 1-800-4636295, ext. 7324 or at www.maryland.va.gov. On this Veterans Day, we are honored to join with millions of Americans in saying to our veterans, “Welcome home! Thank you for your service! What can we do to help you?” Dennis H. Smith Director, VA Maryland Health Care System
We have already won!
It is not quite 3 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the central United States. The national polls, depending on where you live in the country, will not close for hours. Yet, I am making a bold prediction that President Barack Obama will win and those of us who worked for his re-election bid will
touching to watch. Now that I’m back in my native Baltimore, I realize just how deeply I long to return to the motherland to continue trying to help improve academic resources for Ghana’s children. Since returning from Africa, I’ve walked school hallways and seen African-American males with sagging pants and no books in their hands. I’ve also driven throughout the city and noticed far too many brothers selling or using drugs on street corners. Before going to Africa those scenes were hard to take. Now they nauseate me. My pilgrimage to Ghana heightened my global awareness of the plight of children. While I recognize the historical challenges in black and brown communities in the United States, my passion has compelled me to focus more globally. Early next year I plan to return to Ghana to continue the work we started. It is not just something about which I’m thinking. It is something I will do. Spending more than 20 years fighting to support poor families and to improve failing schools in the United States has taken an emotional toll on me. I haven’t given up on our children or U.S. schools, but I know it will be good for me to concentrate my energies in another region of the world for a change. African-American children in the U.S. need a lot of help. No doubt. And the neighborhoods in some of our inner cities, where many of our children are reared in single-parent homes, often resemble war zones. But even a U.S. child living in the most dire circumstances is a gazillion times better off than the average African child. For that reason, I pledge to continue trying to support my African brothers and sisters. And I sincerely hope this commentary will inspire at least one person reading it to also make a pledge to invest in The Motherland. David Miller is an author and social entrepreneur who focuses on youth development. Miller is also a member of LEAP for Ghana, an effort to build sustainable educational efforts for school-age children in that West African nation. For more information please visit http://www.facebook.com/ leapforghana
be emboldened knowing that an agenda that we believed in and supported will be pursued for another four years. Mr. Obama has been a wonderful president. He has served the nation without the presence of a personal or national scandal. His policies prevented the nation from falling into a second economic depression. His first piece of legislation guaranteed women equal pay for equal work. He appointed two women to the United States Supreme Court. He saved America’s automobile industry He supervised the destruction of the madmen called Al Qaeda. He eliminated the fear among some young men and women, of being swept from their beds at night and returned to countries that were foreign to them. He established an agency that protects consumers from voracious lenders and creditors. He gave hope to so many of us whose spirits had been dimmed and nearly darkened and he insisted that capital growth be fair and equitable. There is much more that he did but so little space to write all of his accomplishments. Of course, his policies are not accepted by all. This is a Democracy and people have the right to oppose those with whom they disagree. Yet, some of those who are against our president oppose him not because of what he has promulgated, but simply because of who he is and what they think of his origins. For the past four years, I have watched them and pitied them. No matter what one thinks of Mr. Obama and no matter how they voted or will vote, one thing is certain: America will never be the same again because Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. And today, you have young boys and girls from all types of backgrounds who believe that they can accomplish what Mr. Obama accomplished and more. “Forward” has become their call to battle and they will never be deterred. And unlike some of us who believed that we would never see a person with dark skin occupy the White House as its chief resident, they believe that an Hispanic will one day be president, an Asian will one day be president, an agnostic will one day be president, a homosexual will one day be President and a homeless person will one day be President. This nation owes Barack Obama, Michelle and their children much more than a pension. It owes them a debt of gratitude for four splendid years of service. And hopefully, once all the ballots are counted, four more years. Joseph Green-Bishop
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Kianna Kelly, scholarship recipient, age 10, vocalist
Darlene Douglass gave the opening prayer.
Autumn Burton, scholarship recipient, age 13, violinist Brittany Ross, scholarship recipient, age 13, vocalist
Destini Bennett, scholarship recipient, age 7, vocalist
Ian McDaniel, scholarship recipient, age 16, the sax
Ms. Maybelle,opening speaker
Carlos Hutchinson, emcee
Honored musicians, from left: Lamont “Terry” Battle, Dr. Estella Ingram, Harold Addams, Clayton T. McLendon, Rosa Pryor-Trusty, Jeff Wilson, Jackie Blake, Greg Hatza, Darlene Douglass, Carlos Hutchinson Daniela GaldinoJolly, scholarship recipient, age 17, violinist
Bottom row, from left: Bett Eggleston, Jared Byrd, Destini Bennett, Kianna Kelly-Futch, Autumn Burton, Rosa PryorTrusty, and Dr. Donna T. Hollie. Top row, from left: Ian McDaniel, Daniela Goldino-Jolly and Brittany Ross
Jared Byrd, scholarship recipient, age 11, pianist
The Greg Hatza Organ Quartet including G. Hatza, electric guitar; E. Wilson, guitar; R. Shahid, drums and M. Byrd on sax
Dr. Donna T. Hollie introduced the scholarship recipients.
Every year, Rosa “Rambling Rose” Pryor-Trusty and her music committee make sure deserving, talented young people have the funds they need to continue their training to become musicians. Through her prayer breakfast in the spring, the bull roast in the summer and the elegant Black and White Gala every fall, Rambling Rose raises the dollars that help make young singers and instrumentalists realize their dreams. For many years the AFRO columnist functioned as an agent and manager for professional entertainers and she continues her work with the future artists who will perform in all areas of academia and media. Photos by Anderson Ward
Latonya and Pat Henderson
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Joe Aston, Tessa Hill-Aston, Sen. Ben Cardin, Anthony McCarthy, WEAA Radio
The AFRO Table Albert Johnson and Desi Smith Ray Waynoamonra; Rev. Dr. Paris Evans, chapter president NAN and Katrina Williams
Joe Aston and Marvin Doc Cheatham of the NAACP
Jeremiah Shuron and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Community members gathered, Nov. 3, to be entertained by comedians, Hip Hop artists, Gospel groups and on-air personalities at Radio One’s Voterfest, in the new Physical Education Complex at Coppin State University in Baltimore. But more than entertainment, this event was planned to challenge all eligible voters to Get Out and Vote. And Ms. Maybelle vote, they did.
Milford Mill Concert Chorale
Senate candidate Dan Bongino with volunteers
Rev. Jerome Stephens, Sue Walitsky, Marty Welch
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Standing: Joe Aston; Tessa Hill-Aston, NAACP president; Tabb Bishop Seated: John Cheatham and Janet Jones
Tracey Holloway and Senate candidate Rob Sobhani
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November 10, 2012 - November 16, 2012, The Afro-American
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One on One with…Leon By Aunni Young Special to the AFRO
Actor Leon, a songwriter and leader of his of the reggae-soul band, Leon & the Peoples, recently added his voice to the chorus of entertainment industry supporters of President Obama. The star of The Five Heartbeats, The Temptations and Cool Runnings, appears in two new films, Ex-Free and Soul Ties. He was voted one of the “30 Sexiest Actors of All Time” by AOL Black Voices. AFRO: When I met you last summer, we talked about your band, Leon & the Peoples. You were very excited talking about your music. Leon: Of course, I love music! I listen to a lot of music. My dad was very big into Nat King Cole and Motown. I would listen to and learn those songs when I was young. AFRO: What is your nationality? Are you West Indian? Leon: I am African American. When I was 12 years old, my good friend Trevor, his brother became a Rasta. They took me in and taught me all about Rasta culture and vegetarian life. I kind of took to it and loved the music…My grandfather on my mother’s side was halfJamaican but I never knew it. He died when I was 3. AFRO: The impact of reggae is strong with your music? Leon: Oh yeah. But if you listen, our music is as much soul as it is reggae. AFRO: So you are a vegetarian too? Leon: No, I eat vegetarian a lot, but I’m not a vegetarian. AFRO: You’re a father. You have a daughter? Leon: Yes, a beautiful daughter, Noelle. She’s 12…I took her last year to the BET Awards with me. We performed [as] the Five Heartbeats and she loved that. She walked the red carpet with me. She was my date. AFRO: Is there a lady in your life now? Leon: Not now. I lived with a woman for about five years. For the last [few] years or so, I’ve just been concentrating on my career… Now, my girlfriend is my career. AFRO: Are you happy with the progress you’ve made in your career? You’ve taken a break from acting to work with your band. Leon: Yes! I have a lot of respect for people who are professionals at what they do. A lot of my friends are very prominent singers, musicians. They spend their entire lives doing music. I would never want to cheapen what they do and think I could just jump into it, be good and be respected, without putting in the work.
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” —John Lennon “Oh yes its ladies night and the feeling’s right oh yes its ladies night. Oh what a night! ” M&T stadium was bathed in purple, as ladies gathered from throughout Maryland for an up- close and personal encounter at the Baltimore Ravens’ home. Brenda Sykes, Tanika Sykes, Kendra Sykes and I joined 5,000 women dressed in The Color Purple for a Purple Evening. “Purple rain, I only wanted to see you bathing in the purple rain” —Prince We were dazzling in purple as we toured behind the scene areas like the Raven’s locker room and lounge decked- out in our Raven gear. It was an evening of pampering as women received purple manicures, face painting and posed for pictures with current and former Raven players, Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, Quadry Ismail, Doss Tandron, Art Jones, Kelechi Osemele, Tyrod Taylor and Jameel McClain. We ran obstacle courses, threw footballs from the fifty-yard line, posed at the yellow goal post, took pictures with mascots Poe, Rise and Conquer and hung out on the club level for autographs. What a thrill when we left the locker rooms walking the steps the players take on “any given Sunday” onto the field to the roar of the crowd. Oops, I must be dreaming there was no roar, but we did walk the steps where a plaque is dedicated to the players from the men and women who built the stadium. We met Captain Dee- Fense, a retired military officer and a humble man who delights in visiting schools and doing speaking engagements I was impressed when he quoted Oprah when explaining how he became Captain Dee-Fense. He said; first, you find something you enjoy doing, and then you find someone who is willing to help you do what you do. Contact Captain D at www.CaptainDefense.com or email@example.com Radiant parents, Albert and Myra Queen joined friends, Gloria
Owens-Gross, Arnold and Dorethea Allen, Dr. Dermell Brunson, Joe Hendricks, Dannette Bland, Carolyn Clopton, Francena Bean-Waters, Napoleon and Brenda Sykes, Lauretta Warfield, Michael and Kim Briscoe, Cynthia Jackson, Sandra Meekins, Sherry Jackson, Michelle Carter, Tracey Days, Kelcey Oliver and Cari Carter at Pennsylvania Avenue’s Jubilee Arts in the Marcus Harris Center. Their daughter Stacey Queen hosted an exhibition of her paintings and photographs from her recent study tour throughout Italy. The event included a gallery talk from the artist and music by harpist Liz Ellis. “Give me a pig foot and a bottle of beer.” The two sides of business executive Marty Glaze are so diverse that when he announces he is the guest chef at local restaurants we flock there to taste the exquisite cuisine he enjoys preparing. Our last soiree with Marty was with Red Parrot’s chef Wendy Cheng. The menu featured several east/ west combinations including catfish, egg rolls, oysters, Chilean sea bass and lamb chops. Check out the Red Parrott and other eateries in McHenry Row. “Where care shall be quiet, and love shall run riot, and I shall find wealth in my friends; then truce to the story, of riches and glory; there’s the place where the rainbow ends.” —Paul Laurence Dunbar Sending huge get- well wishes and thinking of you to Marguerite Peterson, Betty Chase, Lynn Brown, Lousonia Jefferson, Judge Jacque Leeds and Gerald Smith. “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” —Clay Bedford Proud grandparents Elvard and Rita Cooper told us grandson Kenneth Cooper is excited about the renovations taking place at St. Ignatius Loyola Academy’s new location in Federal Hill. When Kenneth was asked how he felt about the rendition of the school’s new science lab the sixth-grader stated, “I was quite upbeat and ecstatic about learning in an environment like this.” “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” —Jean Shinoda Bolen Read more on afro.com.
AFRO: People respect you for the roles you’ve played. Leon: I think that if you really look at my work, that I have played all types of roles. I was in Cliffhanger, an action film, $300 million at the box office. My biggest movie as a lead was Cool Runnings, $210 million at the box office, a family comedy. Of course, I’ve had roles where I am a bad boy. AFRO: I saw your work in Waiting to Exhale the other day. It was really interesting to watch you in that role! Leon: I like to play a wide variety of roles…You have to take the opportunity to try and do different things. I also do that on stage. That’s one of the beauties of acting. In the theater, I am allowed to play different types of roles. AFRO: What are your thoughts on the 2012 presidential campaign? Leon: I am happy with President Obama. You have to realize the country was in an atrocious state before he took office. Anyone who wants to blame the economy on him is not being realistic. That’s the reason he got in office, because things were so bad. The history of the presidency is that no president can accomplish anything in one term. The first term is basically implementing your policies and… revers[ing] the situation we were in. I don’t think you should ever vote for a president unless you plan on voting for him for two terms because he can’t do anything in one term. I think if you voted for Obama and you believed in him the first time around, you have to let him have a second term to even make a difference. What I like most about our president, is that he has been a human being… President Obama has shown that he can change his policies and can change his thinking based upon what’s he seen and experienced as president, so I respect that. AFRO: Very nice to talk to you. Leon: You too. Thanks!
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Miami’s Dwayne Wade Generates $1.75 Million for Superstorm Relief When famed professional athletes publicly voice their concerns on social issues, does it matter? Ask the recipients of a $1.75 million donation from National Basketball Association players and an NBA corporate owner that was triggered by a single sympathetic player. By donating his $200,000 game check Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade launched a cascade of giving last week in the wake of the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy in the New York-New Jersey region. It’s not an uncommon phenomenon, according to Minnesota Vikings kicker Chris Kluwe who says that when the professional sports world takes an active stance on civil issues, the rest of society often follows its lead. “When sports gets on board with a civil issue, then that issue is rapidly resolved in the next, you know, 10, 15 years,” Kluwe was quoted as saying in a CNN news report. “Sports speaks to a large segment of the population, and when kids look at athletes as role models, they say, ‘OK, hey, these guys are saying it’s OK if you’re gay, it’s OK to have same-sex marriage.’” That was perhaps the theory Kluwe had in mind when he came to the defense of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbedejo, who was severely criticized by Maryland state Delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. for publicly voicing his support of same sex marriage, a non-sports, hot-button topic during the campaign season leading up to the 2012 elections. Burns actually wrote a letter of complaint to Ayanbadejo’s employer, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, stating that he’s “appalled” and finds it “inconceivable” that one of his players would publicly endorse same sex marriage, stepping into what he described a “controversial divide.” Burns went on to request that Biscotti take action against Ayanbadejo, and force him to “cease and desist” making any further endorsements of gay marriage, which eventually prompted Kluwe to come to the defense of his fellow NFL colleague. “It honestly baffles me that in this day and age, someone can think stifling another’s right to free speech is somehow OK,” Kluwe stated from his twitter account. “There’s not a lot of that gets me seriously angry, but that’s one of the few things on the list. Demand better from your government. Demand better from yourself.” But Kluwe isn’t the only vocal pro athletic figure encouraging the public to demand more from the government. Former Washington Redskins linebacker and current media personality LaVar Arrington has been a pro-gaming spokesman in a TV ad endorsing Question 7 that, if endorsed by Maryland voters, would create a new resort casino in Prince George’s County, Md. and add table games like blackjack and roulette to all Maryland casinos.
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Dwayne Wade “I hate losing; I hate it. But right now, we’re losing jobs and money for our schools to casinos in other states like West Virginia,” Arrington said during the commercial. “Question 7 creates 12,000 jobs with a new resort casino and expanded table games here in Maryland…so instead of spending $550 million in other states, it gets invested here.” Maryland native Walter Hansborough, 27, told the AFRO that Arrington’s endorsement helped spread important facts to those who may not have known before seeing his commercial. “In this area, half the people, especially younger voters, don’t really pay close attention to politics,” said Hansborough, who’s leaning toward voting yes. “LaVar was able to reach men, young men in particular, who had no idea what Question 7 was even about.” But another Maryland resident and former political/ community news writer, George Barnette, 32, disagreed with the notion that Arrington’s public message had any impact on potential voters. “I don’t think LaVar’s ad made much of an impact and I’m not sure why [the producers of the commercial ad] went after LaVar rather than using a more popular ex-Redskins player to speak out to voters,” Barnette told the AFRO. “Popular athletes speaking out on civil issues can have a great effect on the general public, depending on what the issue actually is, though I’m not really sure that any athlete, popular or not, could’ve moved the needle on Question 7 in either direction.” Barnette may have history on his side about what happens
when social issues addressed by high-profile athletes result in a call to action for the general public. Muhammad Ali’s legendary dominance of heavyweight boxing was put on hold when he refused to be drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War in 1966. Instead of enlisting, Ali spoke out against the war, saying, “Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights?” Ali’s stanc, which resulted in the loss of his titles and a ban from boxing, prompted widespread support through the U.S., part of the chorus of anti-war protests that hastened U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. Had another American boxer less popular than Ali took the same stance, the rest of the world may not have taken notice. Distress triggered by Superstorm Sandy found relief from a National Basketball Association superstar recently. Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade said a recent game scheduled to be played at Madison Square Garden while the New York region struggled to recover from the lethal storm should have been canceled. “I just felt there were bigger things to be concerned about than us being here to play a basketball game,” Wade said during a TV interview before the game. “Obviously, sports are things that take people’s minds away from things, but, you know, I think there’s bigger things that need to be done here in the city.” Wade had tweeted before the game that it took the Heat team three hours just to drive six miles from the hotel to the arena, then reflected on how much more difficult it must be for the average citizen of average resources who had to deal with the aftershock of Hurricane Sandy. “If we’re in the car and we’re in traffic for three hours,... what are the other people that are really affected by this, what are they doing? How are they getting around? How are they moving?” Wade said. “It was just like, ‘C’mon man. We shouldn’t be here to play a basketball game. If anything, we should be here to do something to help the city.’” Wade’s vocal protest wasn’t able to get the NBA to cancel the game, but he was still able to make an impact financially by donating the paycheck that he earned from the game, a reported sum of more than $200,000, to towards relief funds for the storm’s victims. And according to ESPN reports, not long after Wade announced his donation, the Madison Square Garden Co. announced that it would donate $500,000 and host a telethon on its TV network to raise hurricane relief funds. The NBA and its players union also pledged a million dollars towards relief for the storm victims. Perhaps Wade’s comments helped motivate others to follow his lead and open their checkbooks as well. As Kluwe would suggested, once you’re favorite athlete gets involved, it doesn’t take too long before the rest of the world gets on board.
DeMatha Mangles McNamara, 47-12, Sets up Rematch with Gonzaga By Stephen D. Riley Special to the AFRO With their spot in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference playoffs already penciled in, the DeMatha Stags were simply looking for a little preparation to get them tuned up for a rematch against Gonzaga Eagles a week later. That tune-up came against Bishop McNamara, and sophomore running back Taiwan Deal ran for four touchdowns to help the Stags cruise in 47-12 demolition of the McNamara Mustangs on Nov. 2 at Landover Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md. Deal scored three touchdowns in the first half as DeMatha ran over and through the Mustangs all night. “I think I did good. The offensive line helped me out. I just kept my feet running and I was just breaking a lot of runs and scoring,” Deal said. When DeMatha’s defense wasn’t punishing McNamara, it was Deal doing the work, as the 6-foot, 2-inch, 226-lb tailback simply wore down the defenders on a chilly night. “We needed that from him,” DeMatha coach Elijah Brooks said. “He’s our go-to guy right now on the ground.” The Mustangs simply couldn’t get anything going against a fast-moving Stags defense.
DeMatha took a 26-6 lead at the top of the third after junior defensive back Greyson Torain returned an interception 40 yards. It was all about bouncing back for DeMatha, as they rebound from a loss to the Eagles the on Oct. 27. The runaway victory sets up a rematch date with the Gonzaga Eagles. At their recent faceoff, the Eagles surprised the Stags, 27-10, behind a fired up home crowd, but DeMatha has been buzzing ever since. “I’m looking forward to having the same game I had this week,” Deal said. “We lost to Gonzaga [but] An AFRO Angel wants to help we know what our mistakes were. We’ve been working make your Christmas merry hard in practice so we’re going to go back and show by providing food, toys, and them.”
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The object of this suit is to of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for GS 12817The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Departofficially change the Guilford Avenue Garage Repairs will be received at the Office of the name of the petitioner Comptroller, Room 204, City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. on ment of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Positively no bids will be received after Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland from Bretana Shana 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 21202 as of Friday, November 2, 2012 and copies may be purchased for a non-refundable cost of $100.00. Woods 215, City Hall at Noon. to The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Depart- Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package. Breonia Shanaye ment of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prequalified by the City Woods Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties It is this 25th day of Octoshould call 410-396-6883 or contact the Committee at 751 Eastern Avenue, ber, 2012 by the Circuit 21202 as of Monday, November 5, 2012 and copies may be purchased for Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint venture a non-refundable cost of $50.00. Court for Baltimore City, (“JV”), then in that event, the document that established the JV shall ORDERED, that publica- Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package. tion be given one time in a All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prequalified by the City be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The newspaper of general cir- of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is B02552 culation in Baltimore City should call 410-396-6883 or contact the Committee at 751 Eastern Avenue, Sewer Construction on or before the 25th day Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (JV), Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $5,000,000.00 to o f N o v e m b e r, 2 0 1 2 , then in that event, the document that established the JV shall be $10,000,000.00 which shall warn all submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The Prequalification A “Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted at 900 Abel Wolman interested persons to file Category required for bidding on this project is E13004-Rehabilitation Municipal Building, Large Conference Room, 200 Holliday Street, an affidavit in opposition Baltimore, MD 21202 on November 13, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. Principal Item to the relief requested on Building of work for this project are: or before the 10th day of Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $500,000.01 to o 3,550 LF of 36-inch DIP force main with 36-inch plug valves and vaults $1,000,000.00 December, 2012. Frank M. Conaway A “Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted at The Site, 210 and removal and replacement of 36 and 42-inch pipe inside the pumping station Clerk Guilford Avenue on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. o 30-inch magnetic flow meter and vault 11/9 Principal Items of work for this project are: o By-pass pumping for 15 MGD pumping station 1. Selective Demolition o 750 LF of 48-inch RCP gravity sewer, manholes and junction chamber 2. Concrete Reinforcing and Repair o 938 LF of 8-inch DIP water main and appurtenances The MBE goal is 10% The MBE goal is 27% The WBE goal is 3% The WBE goal is 8% SANITARY CONTRACT 889 CONTRACT NO. GS 12817
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