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Convene B1 Coach McKinley Armstrong Dies B3

Report: Barry Black Olympic Hopes Rest in Shani

Misused Funds
By AFRO Staff

AP Photo/Markus Schreiber
Before 2008, it would
have been a rare occurrence to
find Black families cuddling
before their televisions to
watch the Winter Olympics.
Now many are tuning into the
2010 Vancouver games and
mostly for one reason—Shani
“I love ice-skating, but I
didn’t get into it until I saw
Shani win the gold two years
ago,” said Chal’e Fentress, a
local college student. “I hope
he wins, again. I’ll probably
AP Photo/Stephen J Boitano, File be at the skating rink the next
Seen here in this July 2009 file photo answering day.”
questions about his arrest on stalking charges, Fans like Fentress have
Councilman Marion Barry is once again in the hot seat been eagerly awaiting Davis’
after a new report accused him of misusing public funds. appearance this year and
may have been disappointed
By Dorothy Rowley when he withdrew after race
AFRO Staff Writer one of the 500 meters on
Feb. 15. Most folks were
An investigation by special counsel Robert Bennett into Shani Davis, seen here in expecting to see the famous
the District of Columbia City Council’s contract and grant action during the men’s 1,000 Black speed skater compete
distribution habits has revealed, among other highlights, meters race at the ISU World in the short race, but several
that Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry misused government Cup Speed Skating in Berlin, problems with ice-resurfacing
funds, steering nearly $1 million into the coffers of nonprofits on Nov. 9, 2008, is one of the caused most of the races to be
that he created and which were fraught with waste and abuse. United States’ brightest stars delayed.
Among the eyebrow-raising findings of the 104-page on ice. But according to those
report – which was overseen by Bennett, a former attorney Continued on A7
for President Bill Clinton – the councilman personally
delivered a contract payment check to his former aide and
former girlfriend Donna Watts-Brighthaupt then directed her
to share a portion of the money with him.
Supermarket’s Closure Prompts Dismay
By Dorothy Rowley 63, felt pretty good about home. Not only could she proximity to the Safeway on
According to a statement from Council Chairman Vincent
AFRO Staff Writer having a grocery store easily walk the few blocks the 500 block of Rhode Island
Gray’s office surrounding findings of the investigation tagged
within walking distance of up the street to purchase her Ave., is upset about its slated
Continued on A5 For years, Shirley Cook, her Northeast Washington groceries, but also retrieve her closing on March 6.
medications. The store, which has
• Home Depot
States Given Leeway to Tally But now that’s about to
change and Cook, like many
seniors who live in close
served the community for
about 25 years, also said Feb.
Continued on A4
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A Safeway official said the store at 514 Rhode Island Ave.,
N.E., would offer a variety of sales up until it closes on
March 6. A lone sign in the window conveyed that wine
prices would drop by 30 percent.

States now have the option to include prisoners in their redistricting counts.
AP Photo
Maryland’s Hungry
By Hope Yen
Associated Press Writer
rural voting districts where
inmates are incarcerated.
The Census Bureau said
after states finished their
high-stakes redistricting.
That resulted in districts
Population Grows
By Diane Nguyen Marylanders.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- this week it would release with prisons getting extra Capital News Service And as enormous as its
States are getting new leeway data on prison populations representation in their food holdings are, it is not
in tallying their prisoners in to states when they redraw legislatures, despite laws in BALTIMORE - Stacked enough to feed the growing
15 the 2010 census – a move that legislative boundaries next some states that say a prison pallets of food, drinks and numbers of the state’s hungry.
could reshape the American year. cell is not a residence. condiments line the aisles More Marylanders need
political map, increasing Previously, the agency Now that the prison data is of an 87,000-square-foot emergency food assistance,
urban population numbers provided the breakdowns on being made available earlier, warehouse —bread loaves according to a recent study by
while reducing the figures for group quarters, like prisons, and dinner rolls, frozen goods, the Maryland Food Bank and
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It may look like a Costco hunger-relief charity.
Local Couple Wins AWOL Military Mom Wholesale store, but there’s a The study released
major difference —everything last week indicated more
Dream Wedding Discharged here at the Maryland Food than 261,000 people in the

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AFRO National Briefs L. Douglas Wilder recently Otherwise, “I think rate than other groups. In fact, was named the new chief
Professor Kills Three in
Shooting Spree spewed venom on the that Gov. Wilder is on to Black women are discharged executive officer of the
An Alabama professor President Barack Obama something,” said Michael under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Corporation for National
accused of shooting six White House, saying that if Fauntroy. ”I’ve always at three times the rate that and Community Service by
coworkers and killing three the president is to fulfill his been concerned about they serve in the military, the the U.S. Senate on Feb. 11,
showed no signs of mental dream of effecting change for some of the people that are report states. “Although Black according to a press release.
instability in the days leading America, he has to up the ante surrounding the president and women make up less than one “Patrick’s years on the
up to the murders, according on his leadership skills — their individual influence, percent of service members, frontline of the service
to a report by Diverse which includes firing some of particularly with regard to the they comprise 3.3 [percent] movement give him a unique
Education. his key players. financial crisis.” percent of those discharged understanding of the obstacles
Amy Bishop, a respected Wilder is a Democrat and Fauntroy went on to say under the policy.” facing communities and
professor at the school, was the first African American that, “Barack Obama has Secretary of Defense the transformative power
allegedly angered because AP Photo
to be elected governor of a never had to lead anything Robert M. Gates, who of service,” said Stephen
she was not considered for state since Reconstruction. He —other than his duties a as a supports Obama’s stance Goldsmith, the chair of
tenure at the University of
Alexis Hutchinson also once aspired to lead the member of the legislature. It on repealing the policy, told the corporation’s board of
Alabama Huntsville and by nation. comes to me as no surprise Fox News on Feb. 7 he’s directors. “The Corporation’s
mother backed out of caring
the possibility of losing her But last week in comments that he’d be having problems launching a review to gauge ability to respond to human
for 13-month-old Kamani,
teaching post. in his online column posted in this regard. But overall I Armed Forces members’ needs, rebuild our cities and
Hutchinson’s son. Assigned
Bishop was responsible for on Politico.com, Wilder don’t think the problems are feelings on the law. inspire more Americans to
as an army cook for the third
the murders of Maria Ragland claimed that Obama is insurmountable.” “The review that I am serve is more critical today
Combat Aviation Brigade of
Davis, 52, an African- “surrounded by people who launching is to help inform than ever before. There is no
the Army’s Third Infantry
American associate professor are in their jobs because of Black Women Affected the legislative process of doubt that Patrick’s varied
Division, Hutchinson denies
of biology; Adriel Johnson, their Chicago connections by ‘Don’t Ask Don’t experience and dynamic
using her son to escape
52, an African-American or because they signed on leadership will be an asset
deployment. Tell’
associate biology professor with Obama early during his to the corporation. He is the
“She’s excited that she’s With much attention being
and Gopi Padila, 52, chairman presidential campaign, but right CEO at the right time.”
no longer facing jail and can given to the military’s “Don’t
of the school’s biology lack sufficient experience at Previously serving as
still be with her son, which is Ask, Don’t Tell” policy
department. governing at the executive a senior associate at the
the most important thing,” Rai regarding homosexuals since
This is not the first time Annie E. Carsey Foundation,
Sue Sussman, Hutchinson’s President Obama’s State of
Bishop has been involved in Corvington brings over 20
civilian attorney, told The the Union speech, researchers,
a murder case, according to years of experience in facing
Associated Press. “We’re very pundits and politicians have
Diverse Education. In 1986, key issues in the nonprofit
happy about it right now.” questioned the policy’s A study found that Black
she shot her 18-year-old sector. His field experience
Hutchinson claims her fairness. same-sex couples are at
brother at their home, but said combined with his extensive
mother agreed to care for According to a report a disadvantage when it
the killing was not intentional. management experience
Kamani for the full year from the U.S. Census Bureau, comes to how the “Don’t
Police called the shooting a will push the corporation to
she would be deployed, but it’s not very fair to African- Ask, Don’t Tell” policy
“tragic accident” and Bishop soaring levels of innovation,
changed her mind a few days American women. affects Black women.
was never charged. effectiveness, and impact.
before she was scheduled The task force studied some facts about the attitudes Corvington was personally
to leave. The day of her Black same-sex households in of our men and women in impacted by the destructive
Military Mom flight, Hutchinson called her the United States to determine
AP Photo
uniform, what they think earthquake in Haiti, as he
Discharged for superiors and said she would what disadvantages, if any,
L. Douglas Wilder about a change in the law, has relatives living there.
not be deploying. these couples faced. The study
Ditching Deployment [and] what their families He quickly responded to
But Fort Stewart found that Black same-sex
The Black, single military branch level.” think,” Gates said. “The truth the devastating disaster and
spokesman Kevin Larson told couples are at a disadvantage
mom who said she would According to a professor is we don’t have any facts.” worked with his community
the AP the Army had evidence in almost every category
not deploy to Afghanistan of public policy at George to mobilize relief efforts for
that Hutchinson would have including when it comes to
on Nov. 5 will not face a Mason University, Wilder is Senate Confirms the earthquake victims.
resisted deploying “by any how the “Don’t Ask, Don’t
court martial. Instead, the on point. At least sort of, he
means.” Tell” policy affects Black National Service
Army chose to discharge said, adding that it has to be
and demote 21-year-old Spc. taken into consideration that women. Agency Nominee Briefs written by Dorothy
Alexis Hutchinson. Former Gov. Among Obama’s only been at the The policy has been used Patrick Corvington, Rowley, George Barnette,
Hutchinson refused to join Latest Obama Critics helm one year. to
T:11 in
kick Black women out of a specialist on nonprofit Melanie Holmes and Gregory
soldiers overseas after her Former Virginia Gov. the military at a much higher management and leadership, Dale.

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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body
February 20, 2010 - February 26, 2010, The Washington Afro-American
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi-
AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed

Rep. Watson Retirement to Have Little Impact on CBC Jennifer Hudson and other
relatives positively identified
Hudson’s mother and brother.
The white, 1994 Chevrolet
Suburban with Illinois license
the vehicle while walking his
dog. According to the Chicago
Tribune, the boy had been shot
multiple times in the back seat
By Zenitha Prince “A Democrat is going to win the seat for sure,” said the San said.
of the“She has The
vehicle. always
SUV, been a very progressive member of
Washington Bureau Chief Francisco State University political science professor. Congress on issues
tered to Hudson’s that affect woman, children and families in
The new representative also will likely be Black, despite the America andtowed
brother, was around thethe
with world.”
Rep. Diane Watson’s demographic shifts that have transformed the ethnically diverse President
boy’s Obama—who
body inside and is being as a senator belonged to the CBC—
retirement will have little to no district. praised
processedhisbyformer peertechni-
evidence for her trailblazing and distinguished
ripple effect on the strength or “That district probably has a Latino plurality [now] so career of public
cians and workers.service.
The body
make up of the Congressional there’s always the speculation that if these congresswomen was“Diane Watsonand
later removed hastaken
spenttoher life fighting for families in
Black Caucus, political retire, a Latino will seek to claim the seat because they have Los Angeles,
the Cook Countyespecially
Medicalthose who too often didn’t have a
observers say. a larger part of the population,” Smith said. “But, I doubt voice,” he said
Examiner’s in a statement. “Diane blazed a historic trail
Watson, a Democrat that that would happen—this time. It might happen after the 2010 from the L.A.
Hudson andpublic schools to the United States Congress
other family
serves California’s 33rd census and reapportionment.” where
members shearrived
at thetoMedical
work to improve health care, education
Congressional District, The chief contender for the soon-to-be vacated seat is Karen and opportunities
Examiner’s for countless Americans...[We] will miss her
office mid-after-
noon to identify the body. Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s ne
announced her plans to abstain Bass, who in 2008 made history when she was elected as the distinguished voice in Congress.”
from re-seeking office in this first African-American woman and the first Democratic woman Given the choice between look-
ing directly at the body or A spokesman for the office the mu
year’s midterm elections last to become speaker of the California General Assembly.

‘Sleazy’ Rumors
viewing it on a wall-mounted told the newspaper that Hudson jail for
week after a political career Rep. Diane Watson White, Watson’s spokeswoman, said the congresswoman
spanning over more than three AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes has not endorsed any candidates at AFRO press time. However,
Courtesy Photos
“She held hands with her family. It was obviously a
Put Gov. Paterson
decades. the lawmaker
Jennifer was slated
Hudson to bemom,
and her at a Wednesday morning press
Darnell Donerson who
“It really has been a joy for me and very satisfying to conference
was killed,inas Los Angeles
well as her that was called
brother, by Speaker Bass.
be a public servant,” Watson said during the Feb. 11 press Some see Watson’s retirement—and the expected infusion “remained strong for her fami- being c

on Defensive
video screen, the family chose
conference. of
body ofblood into that seat—as plate
her 7-year-old the ushering
of afound
new on the latter. According to the ly” and was clearly its leader. murder
Not only had the weekly grueling, hours-long trip to generation of leadership.
nephew Monday, just hours Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, “She held hands with her fami- ing. Co
Washington become trying, said a spokeswoman of the reasons afterWatson firstwas
his body gained
in a when received
police in 1975 she became
a 7 a.m. call the that’s him.” ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he
for the congresswoman’s decision, but also other areas of her first African American to be elected to the Los Angeles School was obviously a very emotional charges

AP Photo
By AFRO Staff

ACORN Fights Back

life needed more attention. Board during the nascent—and thus tension-rife—period of moment.” convic
“Her mother just turned 100 years old so she decided it was mandatory school integration. New York Gov. David The boy – the son of Julia sion of
important to spend more time with her family,” spokeswoman For 20 years, 1978-1998, she served in the state Senate. Paterson is fighting rumors of Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was
Dorinda White told the AFRO. And, in 1999, President Bill Clinton appointed her as sex and drug abuse from the been missing since Friday, 2006 a
Watson joined Congress in 2001 after she won a special Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
ambassador to Micronesia. state house and local media.
when a relative found Julian’s
grandmother, Darnell
for the
car hija
election to fill the vacancy created by the death of Democratic White said Watson’s chief legacy is that of defender. A Jan. 30 New York Post is
By Alan King and Dallas Cowboys players No wonder Obama’s campaign Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The
Rep. Julian Dixon. Now, with her leaving, the seat is unlikely “SheStaff
AFRO has always
Writer been a staunchTony supporter of human
Romo and rights
Terrell Owens, report claims Paterson
trying to distance him from the was Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through
to turn Republican, said political analyst Robert Smith. in all its facets so that would be her strongest legacy,” White
among the names submitted to caughtsaying,
group, by state policeObama
“Barack in a in his grandmother’s home in which
utility closet in the governor’s

Biggest Fear in Haiti: Another Big Quake

Presidential candidate John election officials. Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of
N.Y. Gov. David PatersonSouth Yale
McCain’s attack on ACORN – Hurd said those workers, who mansion
But Obama’s with tiesa woman
to ACORN other
Associated Community were doing those things without than
long andhis wife.
deep. He He’s also classes
taught believes that treatment
An Amber he is
Alert – a desig-
Organization for Reform Now – ACORN’s knowledge or permis- awaiting
for ACORN. a New
TheyYork even Times
endorsed receiving is unfair.
nation for high-risk missing
By Paisley Dodds Roselord Oregene learnsconfirms
that her the success of the sion, were fired. piece,
him forwhichPresident.is said to make “It is certainly serving
Photo by Talia Frenkel/American Red Cross children – was issued Friday
Associated Press similar
But nowaccusations
ACORN is inand added others’ interest
daughter Sefmi, 11, wasorganization,
killed by the the head of the “The evidence that has sur- trouble. after Julian wasand not mine,
quake while at school. Atgroupleastsays.54 faced so far shows they faked fuelReporter:
to the fire, There to surface.
are at least and I think
missing it’sthea callous
after murders.and
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) aftershocks have shuddered “This
throughis testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they “The human across
11 investigations decency, the if sleazy
Police way to treat
arrested a governor
— Hundreds of houses that survived Haiti’s shattered capital we’ve
since donea Jan. and success we’ve didn’t do, not to stuff ballot not journalists’
country involvingethics, thousands I thinkof who is just
Balfour, thetrying
missing to boy’s
do hisstep-
Haiti’s killer quake still stand empty had,”
12 quake killed more than 200,000 Maude Hurd, president of boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent
would compel an organization ACORN job and,
father andinestranged
a democracy, is
even as quake victims desperate for people. ACORN, said in an interview victim of fraud, not the perpetra- forms. they see a person being
when trying to at
of Julia, keep
his his job,” he
shelter crowd the streets. The reason with the AFRO. tor of it. Announcer:
slandered for over Massive two weeksvoter
Southside apartment several
is fear: Nobody is quite sure they can “When this attack started, we Hurd said the only things fraud. And the Obama campaign
now ... to clear the air and This
hours is not
after the the first time
withstand another quake. had just announced that we had bogus are the charges them- paid more than $800,000 to an
at least say that the charges Balfour’s mother,
Paterson’s name has Michele,
At least 54 aftershocks have registered 1.3 million new vot- selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote
that are being made are not told reporters that
in a sex scandal. In 2008,her son had
shuddered through Haiti’s shattered ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. efforts. nothing totolddo thewithNew
the slayings.
that someone’s running scared It concluded, “Neither in the
banks toofissue our risky Paterson York
capital since a Jan. 12 quake killed investigation,” Paterson told Balfour remains a suspect in Jason
Daily News that he and his
more than 200,000 people. They because of ACORN’s success.” ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
McCain, who is running for been found guilty of, or even CNN.
Barack Obama. Bad judgment. wife, Michelle, had extra-
have toppled weakened buildings Paterson called the rumors marital affairs.
president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for
faster than demolition crews can aAmerica.
“callous and sleazy” assault Throughout the scandal,
et, lashed out at ACORN in the votes.”
get to them, sending up new clouds The problem came about pri- on his character in a defense Paterson has maintained
final debate against Barack
of choking dust. On Monday, three Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way to The
McCain’s comments, Press. his plans to remain in the
children were killed when a school on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than “For the
ACORN’s 87lastofficescouple haveofbeen governor’s office and re-
collapsed in the northern city of Cap- ing one of the greatest frauds in rely on volunteers, it pays peo- weeks
bombarded I havewithbeen threatstheand subject iterated his intention to seek
Haitien. It wasn’t clear what caused voter history in this country, ple, many of them poor or unem- of what,
racist mail.even by Albany election in the fall.
the collapse, which occurred after a brittle concrete easily damaged by quakes.
maybe destroying the fabric of
The U.S. Geological Survey estimated
ployed, to sign up new voters. standards,
The day has afterbeen a spate
the presidential “The only way I’m not
late-night tremor and heavy rains. democracy.” The idea at wasthe to end
helpof both those of outrageous rumors
debate, vandals broke about
into the going to be governor next
“I tried sleeping in the house for a night, but an aftershock January that there was a 90-percent
Factcheck.org, a non-partisan being registered and likelihood of at least
thoseone doing organization’s Boston and Seattle
more magnitude-5 me,” said Paterson. year is at the ballot box, and
came and I ran outside,” said Louise Lafonte, 36, who beds Web site, found thosequake claimsintothe coming month, a 15 percent
the registration. offices
Theand stole computers.
governor said he is the only way that I will be
down with her family of five in a tent beside her seemingly likelihood
be “exaggerated,” of one withof magnitude-6
“no evi- or greater, and a 2 percent
Maud explained, “We have a After a Cleveland representative BREAD
possibility of a shock as great, or bigger, unsure of where the rumors leaving the office before is in
intact concrete house. “I’m not going inside until the ground dence of any such democracy- zero tolerancethe
than policyJan.for12deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was
quake. are originating, but he a box,” he said.
calms down.” destroying fraud.” ate falsification of registration.” sent to the local office saying she
That may be awhile. Seismologists say more, damaging At
Hurdleast 15 ofthe
believes theMcCain
aftershocks nearMost the original
news account epicenter
neglect to “is going to have her life ended.”
aftershocks are likely and there’s even a chance of another have
were at least
politically magnitude-5.
motivat- point out that ACORN is A worker in Providence, R.I.,
Preventive Cardiology,

Are you
Scientists say the impact of the quake last month may
HyPertension and

large quake following quickly after the initial catastrophe in the ed. required by law to turn in all reg- received a threatening call say-
CliniCal trial seCtion
an African LEFT
spread far wider.

Lower Your
She said, “Because it’s low- istration forms. And they also fail ing, “We know you get off work

capital of 3 million people. American with

magnitude-5.8 earthquake people, struck
to noteoffthattheit Cayman Islands
was the organiza- at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
In 1751, a large quake hit the island that Haiti shares with High Blood
the Dominican Republic. About a month later, another one two
and days
peopleafter the
of color, Haiti quake.
I believe the Last week,
tion, in manya magnitude-5.4
instances, that first A caller to one office left a Pressure?

Blood Pressure
destroyed Port-au-Prince. quake
McCain jolted eastern
campaign Cuba.
thinks thoseAnd Montserrat’s
brought the phony volcano, more
registrations message on the answering
If so, you may
voters 1,000
are kilometers
going to vote (600 miles) to
the attention
east, shotof authorities.
ash some machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
A magnitude-7.4 quake that killed more than 18,000 people Democratic, which is miles)
not neces- Theduring
McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that
qualify for
15 kilometers (nine into the sky one of its most

a 4-month
in northwestern Turkey in 1999 was followed three months sarily true.” isn’t interested inaway
those half
fine the Barack Obama needs to get
later by another of magnitude-7.2 only 100 kilometers (60 dramatic events since a 1997 eruption that drove research
ACORN is no stranger to points, preferring to air mislead- hung. He’s a (expletive deleted) study of Stress
miles) from the initial epicenter. Caribbean island’s population. Reduction
controversy. ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of
“There are many other examples like that of two significant “These events we’re seeing might be because of the passage To Qualify You Must: and Lifestyle
For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are
earthquakes following each other,” said Eric Calais, a of seismic waves
organization — what
has fought we call his
for social dynamic
support. — that • Be 40+ years
fraudulent, andofyou ageneed to go to Changes
geophysicist at Purdue University who said he warned the shake already damaged
and economic justice for low- fault lines in McCain: I’mCuba,”
places like John McCainCalais • Have blood pressure
hell. All the niggers on oak trees. between 140-159mm Hg systolic
Haitian government two years ago that the country was said.
and moderate-income and I approve this message. (top number)
They’re gonna get or 90-99 mm Hghon-
all hung diastolic (bottom number)
If interested,
vulnerable to a major quake. Strong quakes
Americans. relievemem-
With 400,000 stress alongAnnouncer:
fault lines, Who but that stress
is Barack • Be an African American
eys, they’re going to get assassi- please call:

The prospect of another quake is on the minds of planners is often shifted elsewhere.
ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.” 202-865-5466
trying to rebuild the country and on those trying to prevent than Arthur
1,200 Lerner-Lam
neighborhoodof the Lamont-Doherty
chap- baptism performed Earthat warp Laboratory
tests are free message
Qualified participants will be
said, “You
financially compensated
more deaths. Observatory
ters in 110 in
cities New York
nationwide, said there is
speed.” a heightened
Vast ambition. riskAfter
of col- liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive
U.N. inspectors have advised people to stay away from quakes
ACORN forhassome
over time
the because
years seen strong
lege, temblors
he moved force
to the
Chicago. Earth deleted). Welfare bums. You
dozens of structures. On Jan. 26, four people were trapped toitsrearrange itself. while advo- Became a community organizer.
share of criticism guys just (expletive deleted)
when a building collapsed on them, and on Feb. 9, a Estimating
cating for wherehousing,
affordable a major quake mayObama
There, strike is metanMadeleine
imprecise come to our country, consume
magnitude-4.0 aftershock shook loose debris at a shattered science anywhere
living wages, —
healthcare and
the in
Talbot, Haiti,
part of which lacks
the Chicago every natural resource there is,
supermarket, trapping several more. seismometers
underserved— and has never
and while organ-logged histories
branch of temblors.
of ACORN. He was so and make a lot of babies. That’s
“One of the problems with aftershocks is that lot of
izingThat sort of historical record is critical for scientistsasked
voter registration drives. impressive that he was like to all you guys do. And then suck
But none has been as withering train the ACORN staff. up the welfare and expect every-
buildings are already damaged, so aftershocks can punch above Calais, who is advising Haiti’s government and the U.N. and is
and baseless as thisan one. What didthat
ACORN in used
Chicago one else to pay for your hospital
their weight,” said Brian Baptie, a seismologist with the British trying to develop earthquake hazard map can be to
With the presidential election engage in? Bullying banks. bills for your kids. I jus’ say let
Geological Survey in Edinburgh, Scotland. mitigate risks for the reconstruction effort. Befo
less than two weeks away, Intimidation tactics. Disruption your kids die. That’s the best
Even Haiti’s President Rene Preval is scared to sleep inside. “We’re half-blind when it comes to Haiti,” Calais said.
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Recent Storms Test Locals’ Preparation, Patience

By George Barnette well,” Miller said. “Certainly, walk in the streets.
AFRO Staff Writer there’s been an uptick in “Citizens walking in the
our business because of the streets is a great safety issue
Preparing for a record snow.” as well as a great liability for
blizzard seemed to be Ensuring that necessities the District,” Rink wrote.
uncharted territory for local were available took large But resident Byron Tyler
residents. The Washington, scale planning, however, she saw things differently. He
D.C., metropolitan area said. “On the Thursday and had nothing but praise for the
is used to snowfalls, but Friday before the first storm “quick” timeline in which
preparing for this year’s and Monday and Tuesday many roadways in the District
record deluge proved to be a of last week, we were doing had been cleared. “I give
huge challenge for officials, around the clock deliveries to him particular kudos,” Tyler
residents and businesses alike. our stores,” Miller said. “We to the AFRO on Friday. “I
Kia Williams, 27, of had additional truck drivers think the job or removing the
Northeast Washington said working and were able to get snow from the streets this
she was shocked by the quite a bit of product out to time, compared to Maryland,
magnitude of the snow storm. our stores leading up to the was done in a spectacular,
She had had much difficulty storms.” expeditious manner.” He
believing the predicted totals In particular, Miller said, continued, “Fenty deserves
of meteorologists. items in high demand were credit because despite the
“Initially I thought [the bread, milk, eggs, bottled inconvenience of the heavy
snowfall predictions] were water, batteries, and snow snow, he made sure residents
exaggerated,” said Williams. melt. Those “staples,” as were still able to move around
“Living in the D.C. area, he termed them, were the shortly after and take care of
it’s rare we see that much consistent traffic generators Photos by Dorothy Rowley their business.”
snow and the local weather for his store. As of Friday of last week, many city residents were still clearing pathways around their Tyler may be the only
men aren’t always the Hardware stores such as homes and vehicles from the snowfall that set a record high. one with such sentiments.
most reliable. As the days Lowes and the Home Depot Many, like Williams, were
got closer and the forecast had to prepare as well. stuck inside for days after
became more accurate I began “Generally, the demand impacted.” different stores across the were instances where people the blizzard and had to
to get nervous.” was high already especially King said the weather country to the stores that had to wait for products. find myriad ways to keep
The reality of the situation for shovels, generators and forced the Home Depot to use need them most,” she said. However, she said that no themselves entertained.
set in for Williams and ice melts,” said Jennifer judicious methods to keep “I know that they‘ve been major problems had been “Since I’m a student, I got
she realized that time for King, spokeswoman for the its local stores stocked with working around the clock to reported at any stores. a lot of reading and studying
hunkering down had come. Home Depot. “Throughout items. get products transferred as While preparing for the done,” Williams said. “Of
Williams, like many other storm was one challenge, course, I watched the news,
area residents, made the trek
to the grocery store and was
amazed by what she saw.
“It was insane,” she said. “Area residents are still digging their way
“Every piece of meat was
gone the Friday morning out of last week’s storm, which dumped at
before the first round of snow.
Surprisingly, the store was least six inches on top of a previous snow-
stocked with the necessities
such as milk, eggs, bread, and fall. All totaled, some 27 inches of snow
fruit, but everything else was
pretty much cleared out. accumulated in the District.”
“There were lines outside
the exit doors for the exiting
shoppers carts and parking recovering from it is another. cleaned up the house, watched
was a hassle, but somehow Area residents are still tons of movies, caught up on
people were in good spirits. digging their way out of last e-mails, downloaded music,
People were very respectful week’s storm, which dumped and ate and slept a lot.”
of the elderly shoppers by at least six more inches on Those activities quickly
helping them with groceries top of a previous snowfall. lost their allure, however, and
or letting them move up in All totaled, some 27 inches a winter-weary Williams said
line. I stood in line for about of snow accumulated in the she is ready for the snowy
45 minutes and chatted with District. season to end.
the folks in my line. It really Some residents like “I don’t necessarily enjoy
became a bonding experience Bernice Rink are chastising being trapped in the house for
with the other shoppers.” their leaders for the perceived days,” she said. “My main
District resident Byron Tyler praised Mayor Adrian Fenty for what he described as the
In a winter for the ages, slowness of the progress. Rink concern now is to stay on top
expedient manner in which city streets were cleared for travel.
Jamie Miller, public affairs said District Mayor Adrian of the news to see when it will
manager for Giant Food, said Fenty should have been faster all be over.”
their business has boomed. the storm, we were doing “Our supply chain and quickly as possible.” in calling for federal help,
“Whenever there’s everything we could and we merchandising teams have Although the company noting that because sidewalks
a forecast for snow, the still are trying to get product done a great job to get did its best to keep shelves had remained uncovered, Dorothy Rowley
supermarket business does to the stores that have been product, by transfer, from stocked, King admitted, there many residents were forced to contributed to this report.

Supermarket’s Closure
Continued from A1
16 was the last day customers Muckle made reference to
could pick up prescriptions that store, saying it’s much
from the pharmacy. larger than the Rhode Island
“It’s awful, just terrible facility which is located in a
because this is where I do plaza that makes it less visible
all my shopping and get my from the street.
medications,” said Cook. “And that’s been kind
“Everything’s been so of challenging in terms of
convenient for me because attracting customers,” Muckle
I live right down the street. said. “The plaza has also lost
Where else am I going to a couple of larger tenants over
go now, unless I go all the the years, so it’s just been a
way over to the Giant?” she lot less traffic” leading to the
wondered out loud. store.
Cook, in partial answer But Muckle empathized
to her own question, said with residents.
she’d probably transfer her “Anytime we close a Shirley Cook said she was greatly disappointed that the
Photos by Dorothy Rowley
prescriptions “to someplace store we understand that Safeway on Rhode Island Avenue near her Northeast
Dee Price said Safeway officials promised years ago to
like the CVS and that’s all it’s a hardship, so there are Washington home is slated for closing in a couple of
renovate the store, but in the long run ended up doing
the way over on Bladensburg customers that are upset,” weeks.
very little.
Road.” he said. “We appreciate
In addition to the their loyalty and understand
inconveniences posed by the their frustration but it’s a Thomas joined residents in amenities they deserved. He
retailer’s closing, residents’ decision we had to make for ...”the closing has been a long time a rally earlier this week urging said they’d also expressed
health could also be at risk. the betterment of our overall Safeway to remain in the dismay that the store hadn’t
For years, advocates have tied business.” coming. Afterward, only one Safeway community and improve the done more to help uplift the
the lack of quality grocery Muckle said Safeway
stores in Black neighborhoods informed customers of the
- the one at Hechinger Mall on Maryland site. “It had been neglected community.
for a very long time,” Thomas “We wanted to have all
to the prevalence of disease closing some three weeks Avenue - will remain in Ward 5.” said. “The reason they’re the bells and whistles that
since families lack ready ago. “We made Councilman saying they’re leaving is any new Safeway has,” said
access to healthy food [Harry] Thomas’ office While Muckle said believed officials when they because they haven’t invested Thomas. “The store being
choices. aware first, then the advisory there will be plenty of sales stated several months ago that in the community and put the closed should have been
According to Safeway neighborhood commissioner going on, the only outward they weren’t going to close proper resources there.” renovated, remodeled, the
spokesman Craig Muckle, the and I spoke about it and word indication was a large sign the store. “They said they Thomas said that although same as they’ve done in
closing has been long coming. got out to the community,” splattered across the store’s were going to remodel it, but there are many longtime older Georgetown,” he continued,
Afterward, only one Safeway Muckle said. “Customers front window boasting that that never happened,” Price, residents in the community, adding that at the very least,
– the one at Hechinger Mall were also told of the closing wine would cost 30 percent 68, said. The only thing they newer neighbors had a Starbucks should have been
on Maryland Avenue − will by employees. So it’s out less. did was come over and paint complained that Safeway installed as well as a better
remain in Ward 5. there; it’s not a secret.” Dee Price Jr. said he the front.” never brought in any of the selection of produce.
February 20, 2010 - February 26, 2010, The Washington Afro-American A5

Details of Drag Racing Deaths Revealed FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED!!!

Hearts & Homes For Youth
is looking for caring adults to
By George Barnette sustain the wounds they Bullock, the lawyer said in an to watch illegal street races. It
AFRO Staff Writer did. “A person could be earlier claim. is believed that the two men provide foster homes to youth
walking in any direction or Prosecutors are hoping were engaged in an illegal in need, and teen moms and
A state medical examiner standing perpendicular to the Allan’s testimony disproves race of their own when the
this week offered gruesome approaching vehicle.” that theory, however. accident occurred, killing their babies. Training and
details of the injuries incurred She also explained the In addition to Briscoe, Otis eight. stipend provided.
in the February 2008 street nature of primary, secondary, Ray Williams and William Bullock pleaded guilty
race that ended in tragedy for and tertiary injuries as Gaines, two other victims, to eight counts of vehicular Call 301-589-8444 ext 220
its eight victims and put two related to pedestrian injuries. were also run over by a manslaughter on Jan. 29 and
Waldorf, Md., men on trial. Primary injuries are from second vehicle, Allan said. will serve 15 years in prison.
Tavon Taylor, 20, back in the initial impact; secondary
court Feb. 16 after a 10-day injuries could come from
recess due to the weather, any other impacts with the
returned to face the grisly vehicle, while tertiary injuries
testimony of Dr. Carol H. could come from impact with
Allan, assistant medical the ground or possibly being
examiner in the Office of the run over by another vehicle.
Chief Medical Examiner for In Briscoe’s case, the
Maryland. nature and extent of the
Starting with Blaine injuries led Allan and
Briscoe, one of the two prosecutors to conclude that
victims she examined all the injuries were the result
herself, Allan called out a of primary, secondary, and
litany of injuries. Briscoe tertiary impacts. Briscoe
suffered a broken clavicle, was hit by one vehicle and
broken ribs, separation of ran over by another, she
the spinal column, crushed surmised. That particular
pelvis, and leg amputation. piece of testimony is key to
The amputation, she further the prosecution’s case since
explained, was the type that it supports their contention Photos Courtesy Maryland Department of Corrections
came as a result of the high that there were two vehicles Tavon Taylor, left, and Darren Bullock were allegedly
speed of the vehicle; it wasn’t involved in the accident racing when their vehicles struck and injured a large
a precise, surgical-like cut. instead of one. group of people.
“This kind of amputation Taylor’s co-defendant,
is not nice and neat,” she Darren Bullock, has owned
said. “It crushes the tissue, up to being in one of the On Feb. 16, 2008, at about Taylor also faces
fractures the bone, and tears vehicles. But J. Wyndal 3 a.m., Taylor and Bullock, eight counts of vehicular
the muscle.” Gordon, Taylor’s attorney, 22, also of Waldorf, allegedly manslaughter in addition to
Allan explained that the denies that he was in the crashed into a large crowd two lesser traffic offenses. If
victims did not have to be other. Taylor just happened that had gathered on Indian convicted, Taylor faces up to
facing the car head-on to by an accident involving Head Highway in Accokeek 80 years in prison.

City Funds
Continued from A1
“The Bennett Report” and what an invoice ought to yet reviewed the report, but fiscal years.
which was conducted on a contain. If there’s no written heard some of its contents in Based on that information,
pro bono basis, the chairman procedures as to how to the meeting. Bennett’s investigation enabled
described its contents as evaluate a product, then one “I think it raises some very his team “to narrow the scope
“deeply disconcerting.” who engages in that cannot be troubling questions,” Graham of review in each area to
During a Feb. 17 meeting at held accountable for violating said. “Policy questions and representative transactions
the John A. Wilson Building in something that didn’t exist in then questions relating to that enabled them to identify
downtown Washington where the first place.” Councilman Barry.” and explore the full range of
members of the governing The report, which also Graham said the City issued called for in the Council
body gathered to receive the surrounds Council contracts Council will discuss the resolution,” the report stated.
report, Gray gave an opening In the process, information
statement and answered that included requests for
questions from reporters. “If there’s no written procedures as to how interviews and subpoenas for
Otherwise, “he didn’t say that documents and testimony,
much about it,” said Gray’s to evaluate a product, then one who en- as well as views and
spokeswoman Doxie McCoy. recommendations of Council
The Council unanimously
gages in that cannot be held accountable members regarding procedures
approved a resolution in mid- for violating something that didn’t exist in for awarding personal service
July that authorized Bennett contracts and earmark grants,
to launch an investigation to the first place.” were initiated.
determine if Barry violated
laws or codes of ethics when,
in light of his personal and and earmarks launched this report’s findings and determine
sexual relationship with Watts- past summer by Gray, further their next steps.
Brighthaupt, he awarded her revealed that that when Barry “I’m interested in hearing
a personal service contract in delivered the contract payment from Councilman Barry
October 2008. check to Watts-Brighthaupt because he is entitled to have
The contract, which totaled he insisted they go directly to his response,” Graham said.
$60,000, was reportedly paid the bank and that he waited in “I’m sure he’s going to come
in monthly increments of the car while she cashed the back with a response to all of
$5,000. Watts-Brighthaupt, check. When she returned, this and I certainly want to pay
a highly qualified former he required her to hand over attention to that.”
lobbyist, was supposed to a portion of the money as Ward 5 Councilman Harry
have developed a report repayment for loans that he’d Thomas said he had read most
on emerging leaders of made to her. of the report but wanted to take
Ward 8, but the project was Although Watts- time read it again. Thomas
dismantled in February 2009 Brighthaupt did not recall added that while the report
after the Council’s Office of how much money she turned focused a lot on particular
the Secretary initially found over to Barry, she said it could individuals, there were some
Watts-Brighhaupt’s level of have been several hundred institutional issues he believes
performance lacking. or several thousand dollars, the Council should work to
Barry has insisted there according to the report. improve.
was nothing ethically amiss While Barry denied “The chairman went out
surrounding his hiring of Brighthaupts’ claims that and made sure we had an
Watts-Brighthaupt, who was he required her to turn over independent investigation
paid $15,000 just before he funds, the report says Barry and now we will figure out
terminated her contract. occasionally paid the former what we want to do with the
Barry, in an exchange with lobbyist’s mortgage, utility and findings,” Thomas said. “I
an assistant counsel during the car repair bills after learning think that it’s important that
meeting, defended his actions she was in financial distress. the City Council is showing
by establishing that there Barry also bought her items that as body, that we’re
were no written guidelines or she believed to be gifts, interested in making sure that
regulations for how personal included jewelry and a coat. we have independent reviews
services contracts should be Meanwhile, action on the on what we do to ensure
handled. report won’t occur until after there’s transparency.”
“There were no written Barry and his Council peers According to the
procedures as to how an have had an opportunity to report, steps were first
invoice should be submitted… review the documents and taken to develop a general
There was no written send comments to Bennett. understanding of District
procedures as to work that They could also ask Bennett law and City Council rules,
should be contained in an for a supplemental report. policies and procedures.
invoice. There was [sic] no Gray commented after the Afterward, preliminary
written procedures as to what meeting that he wanted to first information was gathered from
happens once an invoice is read the report and then await the offices of the Council’s
gotten. Therefore, I maintain responses before offering secretary and the budget
if no written procedures further elaboration. director surrounding personal
were in place for contracts, Ward 1 Councilman Jim services contracts and earmark
no written procedures as to Graham also said he had not grants awarded in the past five
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February 20, 2010 - February 26, 2010, The Washington Afro-American A7
Seat at the table

Black Leadership Having Say in Jobs Initiative

By Talibah Chikwendu that the president was
AFRO Executive Editor not getting enough credit
for his administration’s
Marc Morial, National accomplishments in its first
Urban League president; the year, especially as related to
Rev. Al Sharpton, from the the recession. They agreed
National Action Network that without the measures he’d
and Ben Jealous, NAACP pushed, the situation would
president, held a press currently be worse.
conference call Feb. 10 to They added, however, that
discuss their earlier meeting more needs to be done to help
with President Barack Obama. disenfranchised communities

“It is important for us to be involved in the

conversation. We cannot be excluded as we
have the most to lose.”
The men described the and to quell the problem of
meeting as productive and said unemployment, especially AFRO File Photo
AP Photo/Yanina Manolova
it lasted over an hour. “The among African Americans, Marc Morial at 2009 National Urban League Convention.
NAACP President Ben Jealous calls for fair confirmation president spent an hour with and indicated this meeting
hearings on Sonia Sotomayor and an end to racially us,” said Morial, “and was was an important beginning problem is a holdover from progress of recovery. Jealous
charged remarks by Sen. Jeff Sessions, ranking member attentive and intensive with for that process. Sharpton the last recession, which had mentioned that more than
of Senate Judiciary Committee at NAACP 100th Annual his listening.” said, especially as it relates a jobless recovery. So many 200 pieces of legislation
Convention in New York, July 11. They emphasized to the creation of a jobs bill, of the currently hardest hit were held up by the Senate
that Black leadership needs to communities were heavily last year. “We are frustrated
be a part of the conversation. impacted because they’d by Republicans who are just
“It is important for us to be never recovered the jobs lost saying no to everything and
involved in the conversation,” in 2001-2002. He suggested Democrats who are acting too
he said. “We cannot be unemployment be viewed from afraid when constituents and
excluded as we have the most an education, instead of racial, the country need them to have
to lose.” standpoint, pointing out that courage,” said Jealous.
The men seemed the hardest hit are those with Morial concurred. “I think
convinced President Obama the lowest education levels – that the use of the filibuster
is committed to having people often located in urban and the blue slip process
the voice of African- areas. “We’re trying with our [Senate anonymous bill hold
American leadership, along efforts to be more specific with process] on every conceivable
with business and labor what we are talking about,” legislation is an abuse of
representatives, involved in Morial said. “They’re not just process,” he said. “I think
finding solutions for this issue. Black communities. They the public needs to have a
“We’re not asking for a race- include all people, but still better understanding … 60
based bill,” said Sharpton, disproportionately African votes are not needed to pass
“but we cannot be excluded.” American.” legislation, only to end debate.
At the heart of the jobs The men also agreed the It’s obstructionism if you say,
bill, and the need for it, is public should have more ‘I don’t want to have an up or
reducing unemployment and information on how the down vote on anything.’ …
AP Photos/Bebeto Matthews increasing consumer spending. obstructionism of Congress, “On the jobs bill [when it
The Rev. Al Sharpton, far right, speaks during a news conference pledging support to Morial pointed out that especially Republicans in is ready], the public deserves
Yèle Haiti, the humanitarian and relief organization headed by Wyclef Jean, in New York, much of the unemployment the Senate, has impacted the an up or down vote.”
Jan. 27.

Maryland’s Hungry Population

Continued from A1

jurisdiction receive Flateman said, they need more

percent, according to 2007 Nutrition Assistance
emergency food each year, According to a recent study food, funds and volunteers.
Census data. Program.
an 11 percent increase since by the Maryland Food Three of those volunteers
Between 2007 and 2008, Baltimore City had more
2006. Bank and Feeding America are nearby, cleaning a
Anne Arundel County saw than 133,000 residents
This finding does not - a national hunger-relief conveyor belt where cans
the largest percent change, enrolled in the food aid
include the Montgomery and charity- more Marylanders of tomato sauce, juices,
26.3 percent, in participation program in 2008, according
Prince George’s counties, are in need of emergency and other items are sorted,
in the Maryland food stamp Maryland Food Supplement
which is serviced by the food assistance. packaged and stored.
program, or the Supplemental county data.
Capital Area Food Bank. o All stay-at-home-moms,
The food bank is the volunteers said helping
purchasing more food, as
well —about 60 percent of
at the Maryland Food Bank
gives them a sense of personal Black Olympic Hopes
its products now, while the satisfaction. Continued from A1
rest is usually donated, said “In this day and age and
Audra Harrison, Maryland in this economy, if you can,
AP Photo/George Frey

Food Bank communications it’s important to give back,”

manager. In earlier years, said Julie Humphrey, 45, of
more was donated than Crofton.
bought. The volunteers are friends
“It’s a travesty to discard and try to come to the food
any food,” Harrison said. bank every Thursday. They
Courtesy Photo

The food bank tries started there after they saw

to salvage as much food their children volunteer at the Shani Davis skates to a
as possible to feed the bank, they said. first-place finish in the
increasing number of “We’re carrying on the first race in the men’s
hungry Marylanders. numbers but the rising end hunger in Maryland,” tradition of our kids,” Lynn 1,000-meter during the
“We’re seeing a lot of expenses in their day-to-day Harrison said. “We’re only a Alfano, of Crofton said. US Olympic speedskating
first-timers,” said Paula lives...have caused them quarter of the way there.” Volunteers keep down staff trials in this Dec. 27, 2009
Tolson, spokeswoman for to turn to food assistance,” To achieve that goal, costs. Last year, volunteers photo.
the Maryland Department of Flateman said. Flateman said public, private clocked in 19,000 hours of
Human Resources. “Because For example, 32 percent of and independent agencies service. close to Davis, the delays weren’t the reason why the 27-year-
of the economy, because those receiving food aid said need to work together and However, Harrison old gold medalist decided not to skate Monday night. Davis
people have been out of a job they had to choose between spread awareness. emphasizes the need for food placed 18th in the first race with a time of 35.45 seconds,
for a long period of time, their paying for food and paying “We are encouraging and funds. then retired for the rest of the night to preserve energy for the
normal safety nets are being for utilities, according to people to apply... to the food It doesn’t happen quite 1,000-meter race on Feb. 17.
strained, and we’re seeing the study. A quarter of the stamp program,” Tolson said. often,...but sometimes we “He drew on his inner wisdom. He’s focused on the 1,000,”
more people come to our respondents said they had to “A lot of times people are have to send volunteers home said Nathaniel Mills, the former U.S. Olympic speed skater
doors.” choose between going hungry resistant, but come into our because we have no food,” serving as Davis’ press representative during the Olympics in
The state of the economy and paying their rent or doors and seek it. Come in Harrison said. Vancouver. “He got the feeling he wanted and I think this was
has added to the growing mortgage. and see.” More than 70,000 minors something he might do anyway. It was just preparation. The
numbers but it’s more than In fiscal 2009.... the When Flateman first came are in need of food assistance, lengthy delay made that decision a lot easier. If he had been in
the study showed. medal contention, he would have pushed through.”
There are 456,321 Above all, Mills said Davis simply wants to remain fresh
“In fiscal 2009.... the Maryland Food Bank distributed 18.6 million Marylanders living at or for his best event (the 1,000 meters) while also avoiding any
pounds of food, a 27 percent increase over the previous year.” below the federal poverty chance of injury.
level, according to the Census “The 500 is always the race with the greatest risk of injury,”
Bureau, with almost one-third Mills told reporters in Vancouver. “Last year in the 500 at
that, said Maryland Food Maryland Food Bank to the Maryland Food Bank being children. Single Distance Worlds, he tweaked his groin a little bit. All
Bank CEO Deborah Flateman. distributed 18.6 million in 2007, distribution was at Somerset County ranks the coaches around him supported the decision, and there were
More working people are pounds of food, a 27 percent 10 million pounds of food a highest with 23 percent of some who didn’t even want him to do one 500.”
going to food shelves, she increase over the previous year. The bank is on target to its residents living under the Davis’ best chance at winning a gold medal will be in the
said. year. distribute 20 million pounds poverty line. Baltimore City 1,000- and 1,500-meter challenges. He won the gold medal
“These people are not “We need about 84 million this year. follows with 19.9 percent and and set the world record in the event during the 2008 Winter
reflected in the unemployment pounds of food a year to To end hunger in the state, Allegany County with 14.2 Games, and many African Americans are tuning in this year
just to see if he can repeat.
A8 The Washington Afro-American, February 20, 2010 - February 26, 2010

Black Sororities, Fraternities

among Census 2010 Partners
By Kristin Gray communities,” she said.
AFRO Managing Editor Because Black men have historically been
underrepresented in the country’s census
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, a count, Zeta Phi Beta is also targeting men
conglomeration of the through their community-
world’s largest historically based programs.
Black sororities and Similarly, Delta Sigma
fraternities, has teamed with Theta Sorority members
Census 2010 to encourage have planned Delta Sigma
people of all backgrounds to Theta Census Awareness
participate in the population Day on Feb. 27. Chapters
count. around the country will
According to the team with local schools,
council’s Web site, its civic organizations and
membership is over 1 government entities to
million strong, a factor educate their communities
that may have a significant about the census and its
impact on the numbers of importance.
African Americans counted Alpha Kappa Alpha
in this year’s census. Sorority member Doxie
Among the participating sororities McCoy told the AFRO that a Census 2010
is Zeta Phi Beta, which has rolled out a organizer spoke at the District’s Rho Mu
comprehensive initiative charging each of its Omega chapter meeting to educate the women
chapters to target underserved communities about this year’s count.
and “increase the response rate for residents In a statement, the sorority’s President
mailing back their questionnaire.” Barbara A. McKinzie noted that the
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s 2010 National organization’s mission is to “educate men
Census chairperson Cynthia Elliot said her and women of the importance of being
sorority members are gearing up for a bevy of counted. Far too often, our communities
projects related to this year’s population count. receive inadequate funding because tenants
“The US Census 2010 has called upon and homeowners ignore or incorrectly fill out
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated to educate the forms. This is particularly true in cities
and motivate the communities by spreading with large immigrant populations, where fear
the word through various activities and of deportation is rampant. Because of these
communications such as, the Census Rally at realities, Alpha Kappa Alpha members will
various City Halls and state capitals, Census mount an aggressive effort to promote the
Sundays at local churches and finalizing mission to communities of color by fanning
with a Census March in the hard-to-reach out to hard-to-reach areas nationwide.”

Prisoners in Census
Continued from A1
states can decide whether
they want to count inmates
for purposes of redistricting
and, if so, where they should
be considered residents — in
rural towns, where prisons are
often built, or cities, where
many prisoners came from.
Census director Robert
Groves made the decision
after weeks of discussion with
Democratic Rep. William
Lacy Clay and with public
interest and African-American
groups. They called it an
Photo Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau, Public Information Office
important first step toward
Data collected in the 2010 census will help officials to
shifting federal resources and
redraw legislative boundaries throughout the United
representation back to urban
communities, where they
believe the aid is needed the In Anamosa, Iowa, which will have to make some
most. boasts a population of roughly decisions,’’ said Kimball
“For too long, 5,700, some 95 percent of a Brace, president of Election
communities with large voting ward is made up of Data Services, a Virginia-
prisons have received greater non-voting prisoners in the based firm that crunches
representation in government state’s largest penitentiary. political numbers. “We may
on the backs of people who Still, analysts say the see an impact ultimately
have no voting rights in the Census Bureau’s move could where one political party
prison community,’’ said prove politically messy. They decides to go one way and
Brenda Wright, director of note that the agency will not draws districts accordingly,
the Democracy Program release the prison data until the other party goes another
at Demos, a research and May 2011, more than two way, and we end up with a
advocacy organization. “The months after states are given court case to sort it out.’’
Census Bureau’s new data their initial population data by The population count,
will greatly assist states and district, so some legislatures held every 10 years, is used
localities in correcting this may opt not to wait for the to apportion U.S. House of
injustice.’’ additional information or only Representatives and state
The impact could be make cursory use of it. legislative and county seats as
strongly felt in states such Also, while the prison well as distribute more than
as New York, Illinois, Iowa, data will have breakdowns on $400 billion in federal aid.
Wisconsin, California, Texas where inmates are located, it New Yorker Chevelle
and Maryland, where prisons will not include information Johnson, 44, who said he
are found in more sparsely on the prisoners’ original was formerly incarcerated,
populated areas. In New hometowns. Thus, states returned to his New York
York, for instance, most of the will have to gather that City community of Bedford-
60,000 inmates live in prisons information on their own if Stuyvesant, in Brooklyn, upon
in rural upstate communities, they choose to count them in being released from prison in
even though half the inmate different locations. 2007.
population committed crimes “This is going to be a big `”A lot of us come home
in New York City. enough deal where states and we can’t even vote,’’
he said. “We need political
power in our communities so
Breath of Life Seventh-day Adventist Church that when we do come home,
Health & Wellness Outreach Center we come home to something
... to things that will help us
Fundraising Gala & Silent Auction not get reincarcerated.’’
Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 7PM While the 2010 data
MARRIOTT HOTEL, Grand Ballroom will not include hometown
information, advocacy groups
6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
say they are continuing their
Special Guest push for prisoners to be
Lady Tramaine counted as residents of the
communities they came from
Hawkins for the next decennial census
in 2020.
Tickets: $125.00 per person/$200.00 per couple
Tickets must be purchased by Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010
301.249.2603 Cristian Salazar in New York
For more information contact: Mary at mgaskins4@msn.com 301.249.2603
City contributed to this report.
February 20, 2010 - February 26, 2010, The Washington Afro-American A9

Recreating Residential Magic

at the Maryland Home &
Garden Show
By Stephen D. Riley solutions to pesky moles and & Garden Show at the
AFRO Staff Writer other field animals capable of Maryland State Fairgrounds
ruining a scenic backyard. in Timonium will be open
Following the success “I’ve trapped over 16,000 March 6, from 10 a.m. to 9
of televised programs moles myself and I teach you p.m., March 7 from 10 a.m.
featuring residence how to win over a mole,” to 6 p.m., March 12 and
improvement and self-help Holper said. “My goal is to March 13 from 10 a.m. to 9
programming, home and take you from a victim of p.m. and March 14 from 10
garden expos have developed moles to a victor over them.” a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $12
a cult-like following among Moles are bothersome for adults, $10 for seniors and
Courtesy Photo
Americans looking to save for garden growers, but $3 for children ages 6–12.
precious dollars during the for those homeowners Children under 6 are admitted After weeks of heavy snow, homeowners will be delighted to capture a preview of
recession. While a buckling who don’t maintain free. spring decorating ideas from the Maryland Home & Garden Show.
economy continues to limit gardens, full displays of
homeowners’ decorative kitchen appliances, baths
options, the Maryland Home and countertops will be
& Garden Show offers an sure to occupy their time.
array of innovative ideas for Several closet and garage
those looking to beautify their organizers, wall treatments,
households. faux paintings, high-tech
When it comes to drawing entertainment equipment
a crowd, no other expo and lush spas will also be on
has been as popular as the display.
Maryland Home & Garden In past years, consumers’
Show, the region’s largest and interest in home decoration
longest-running venue of its and improvement had waned,
kind. Established in 1981, the particularly because of the
show originally was held at country’s economic pitfall.
the Civic Center in Baltimore But the growing popularity
before finally settling into of the HGTV network and its
its current location at the bevy of home improvement
Maryland State Fairgrounds shows has helped draw large
in 1991. crowds back to live expos
The show will continue its as they look to recreate the
regional dominance this year chic home designs created by
“...with all the snow we’ve had, people
are dying to get out and see spring
March 6 -7 and March 12-14 specialists on TV.
in Timonium, Md. More than “That goes to show you
400 exhibitors are expected that people do care about
to be on hand this year as their house and they spend a

well as 19 fully landscaped lot of time there,” Plummer
gardens that will preview said. “They do a lot of
the latest concepts for
outdoor living, landscaping,
entertaining there and I think
that’s one of the reasons why S H OW S T H E B I L L S
entertaining, interior design, the Home & Garden show
cooking, family recreation has done so well over the
and home improvement.
With the addition of TV
personality Joey Green,
years. Everybody owns or
rents a home and they can
all use something for their
also known as the “mad home.”
scientist” of clean, and With over 150,000
renowned speaker and author square feet of the home
Jeff “Mole Hunter” Holper, improvement ideas and
the show will be a one-stop trends, inexperienced home
shop for homeowners, said decorators will be able to
spokesman Jeff Plummer. receive advice from home
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“ F i g h t i n g t h e F l u Top 10 Tips to Help Avoid

It’s a shared responsIbIlIty” Foreclosure and Scams in 2010
A new public education campaign including companies, individuals and even
is helping homeowners find legitimate some lawyers.
foreclosure assistance and avoid loan • Avoid anyone who guarantees to
modification scams.   get your loan modified or stop a foreclosure,
-President Barack Obama- At a time when many Americans are
considering new resolutions and life changes,
because nobody has the power to make this
staying financially vigilant should remain a • Avoid companies that tell you to stop
priority—especially for homeowners. During paying your mortgage and to pay them
2010, an estimated 4 million households instead. This is a sure sign of a scam.
are expected to face the risk of foreclosure. • Report loan modification or foreclosure
Millions of homeowners will try to reduce scams at any time by visiting www.
their mortgage payments with a loan LoanScamAlert.org or calling 1-888-995-
modification. HOPE (4673).
The national Loan
Modification Scam Alert
campaign has put together
10 tips to help homeowners
seeking foreclosure prevention
assistance this year: 

• Contact your lender first

as soon as you get concerned
about paying your mortgage.
• Determine your options by
speaking to your lender’s loss
mitigation department.
• Be patient but persistent
with your lender, because
getting a loan modification
takes time.
• Call the Homeowner’s HOPE Hotline
at 1-888-995-HOPE. Trained counselors are Loan modification scams are proliferating
available 24 hours a day to provide assistance at a rapid pace—costing unsuspecting
in multiple languages. homeowners thousands of dollars and often
• Connect with a local HUD-approved their homes. To help combat this issue,
counseling agency for free by calling 1-888- Congress asked NeighborWorks America® to
995-HOPE or visiting www.LoanScamAlert. launch a national public education campaign
org.   in 2009. Today, the Loan Modification Scam
• Beware of loan modification scams. Alert campaign empowers homeowners to
Some companies and individuals are out to protect themselves against loan modification
take advantage of homeowners seeking loan scams, find trusted help and report
modifications. illegal activity to authorities. For more
• Avoid anyone who asks for a fee prior information about the campaign, visit www.
to providing any loan modification service, LoanScamAlert.org. 

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Community Calendar
Feb. 18 percent of the proceeds Wonder Feb. 26 information: 301-853-2005. of Negro Women hosts its
Family Movie Night from tickets purchased in Kennedy Center-Concert Black Pilots of America annual event honoring Black
Langley Park Community January were donated to the Hall, 2700 F St., N.W., Rollingcrest-Chillum Feb. 27 History Month. Dr. Marilyn
Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive, Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and D.C. 7:30 p.m. Singer and Community Center, 6120 NCNW Black History Month Gaston, the first Black female
Hyattsville, Md. 5 p.m. View a Development Fund. $85- songwriter Stevie Wonder Sargent Road, Chillum, Md. Celebration head of a U.S. Public Health
biography covering the life of $145. For more information: performs. VIP tickets include 4-6 p.m. Members of the Bauer Drive Community Service bureau, is the guest
President Barack Obama. Free. capitalwinefestival.com. private after party with the Black Pilots of America host Center, 14625 Bauer Drive, speaker. Reception follows.
For more information: 301- artist. For more information: a workshop teaching locals Rockville, Md. 2-4:30 p.m. For more information: 301-
445-4508. Feb. 25 info@ellingtonarts.org. the dynamics of flying. RSVP The Montgomery County 260-8760 or 301-460-
The Artistry of Stevie by Feb. 19. Free. For more section of the National Council 7546.
‘The Lord Will Make a Way’
Warner Theatre, 1299
Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., D.C.
8 p.m. Inspirational stage play
featuring Ann Nesby, Calvin

Richardson and “American
Idol” finalist Scott Savol.
$32.50-$37.50. For more
information: 202-783-4000 or
visit livenation.com.

Feb. 19

Black Doll and Show Sale
The Mall at Prince
George’s, 3500 East-West
Highway, 10 a.m. Runs

through Feb. 20. Black dolls
and doll accessories are on
display and available for
sale. For more information:
301-649-1949 or visit

Feb. 20
HBCU College Festival
Alfred Street Baptist
Church, 301 S. Alfred St.,
Alexandria, Va. 9 a.m.-2
p.m. Annual HBCU College
Festival features on-site
admissions counselors, panel
discussions and more. Guest
speaker is Morehouse College

President Robert M. Franklin.
Free. For more information:
703-683- 2222 or visit

Musicology 101
Temple Hills Community
Center, 5300 Temple Hill
Road, Temple Hills, Md.
11 a.m. Interactive program
explores call and response,
beat-boxing, scatting, blues,
hip-hop, jazz, swing and more.
Light brunch included. For
more information and to RSVP
(suggested): 301-894-6616.

Coyaba Dance Theater

Atlas Performing Arts
Center- Lang Theater, 1333
H St., N.E., D.C. 9 p.m. The
Origins ensemble performs
dances with Latin, hip-
hop and funk origins. $15,
students; $20 adults. For more orig.* prices
information: 202-399-7993 or
visit atlasarts.org.

Feb. 21
Make it in Entertainment
selections for her:
Howard University- sportswear • suits • shoes • sleepwear • more
Blackburn Theater, 2400
Sixth St., N.W., D.C. 4-6 p.m.
Local artists are encouraged
to bring demos and bios.
selections for him:
Learn more about the industry
from recording executives. sportswear • dress shirts • pants • shoes • more
For more information:

Feb. 23
selections for kids:
Dancing, Head Wrapping, sweaters • tops • playwear • more
Harmony Hall Regional
Center, 10701 Livingston
Road, Fort Washington, Md.
1-3 p.m. Learn various African
Plus take an extra 30% off
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Feb. 24
Marian Anderson’s Story
Kennedy Center-
Millennium Stage, 2700 F St.,
N.W., D.C., 6 p.m. Operatic off orig.* prices
show tells the story of famed
singer Marian Anderson. Free.
For more information: 202-

Capital Wine Fest

Fairfax at Embassy Row
Hotel, 2100 Massachusetts
Ave., N.W., D.C. 7-9 p.m. First
annual wine festival features
more than 50 spirits from
around the world. Includes
four-course winemaker
*Intermediate price reductions may have been taken. Clearance items are available while supplies last.
dinners. In addition, 20 Advertised items may not be available at your local Macy’s, and selections may vary. For store locations & hours, log on to macys.com

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“From the editor’s desk”

Our Culture of Violence For a long time I’ve been amazed at the level of cruelty humans
are able to inflict on each other. From unnecessary teasing and
bullying as children, to road rage as adults and wars as a society,
the lack of desire or ability to control ourselves and the intensity of
our lashing out continues to astound me.
Being fully aware of the reality that a lack of self-control or
a belief that violence can be a viable solution is pervasive across
ethnic and class lines, I still found myself slammed by the shooting
of professors in a faculty meeting on Feb. 12 by another professor.

“When we seek to eliminate instead of

understand and convince, we devalue and
Talibah Chikwendu Colleges – which I thought of as institutions of thoughtful
engagement in the pursuit of solutions to the world’s problems
(OK, so maybe the problem is with my rose-colored glasses on this point) – are places where
people are supposedly looking at the bigger picture, sharing ideas, proving or disproving
theories and enhancing the whole by providing a better understanding of the parts. So when a
professor, a person who by title is supposed to be looking for better ways, begins shooting her
peers in a dispute over tenure and the non-renewal of her contract, I’m moved to ask: “What is
wrong with us?”
It’s not as though our hands have only recently gotten dirty. From the earliest days of It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. “
humanity, we have been using violence to address our problems, but it seems, especially on an Dr. King was speaking about racial violence, but his statements are no less true about the
individual to individual basis, to have gotten worse as of late. We seem now to care less about kind of violence that confronts individuals and communities every day; a violence we seem to
others and not enough about ourselves. be complacent about or accepting outright. When we seek to eliminate instead of understand
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in his Nobel Lecture, said: “I am not unmindful of and convince, we devalue and dehumanize. That leaves us all diminished and each subsequent
the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their generation less empowered to improve it. We must work to change it now, before it’s too late.
independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent Complete your 2010 census form when it comes to your home in March. Be counted to
peace. It solves no social problem: it merely creates new and more complicated ones. Violence increase funding for needed community initiatives. A luta continua ...
is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral
because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding: it seeks to Talibah Chikwendu is the executive editor for the AFRO-American Newspapers and a former
annihilate rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. columnist for the newspaper.

The Key to Job Creation is To Help Small Businesses

in 2009, there is no doubt and account for more than president’s State of the Union for companies with up to 25 • Expressing a sense
that additional actions are half of America’s workforce.  address, I introduced the employees. of Congress that large
needed to get our economy In Maryland, 522,000 Boosting Entrepreneurship • Establishing a refundable financial institutions have a
moving.  A priority must small businesses provide and New Jobs Act (S. 2967) small business tax credit for responsibility to support the
be to include significant economic opportunities to to spur job creation and job creation. recovery of the American
help for our small business diverse groups of people, strengthen our economy • Providing direct loans to economy by increasing
community.  employing more than 1.2 by providing tax credits small business, according to lending activity to qualified
As a member of the million citizens and bringing and direct loans to small existing 7(a) loan guidelines, small businesses.
Senate Small Business and innovative products and businesses.  We’ve made using $30 billion in TARP Our economy has
Entrepreneurship Committee, services to the market. But some progress, but there funding. faltered and Americans want
I have long supported without working capital, the is much more we can do.   • Encouraging the Congress and the president
provisions that help provide economic growth of small Congress and the president elevation of the Small to get our economy moving. 
small businesses with the businesses in Maryland and must work together to craft Business Administration Over the next month,
Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin tools they need to survive across the country will be the strongest possible bill (SBA) to Cabinet-level status. Congress will be working to
and thrive during these severely limited. that will help turn around our • Repealing the American enact legislation that will help
As we look at a national historically economically President Obama has economy and get Americans Recovery and Reinvestment stimulate jobs and economic
unemployment rate that difficult times.  Small firms proposed legislation that back to work. Act exclusion of NIH growth.
has at times has topped 10 pump almost a trillion dollars would provide tax credits for Key provisions of my bill funds from SBIR/STTR
percent in the last year, and into the economy each year, small businesses that hire include: requirements, and ensure Democratic Sen. Cardin
hear the latest news reports create two-thirds of our new employees.   • Creating a tax credit for $150 million in grant awards represents Maryland in the
that approximately 44,000 nation’s new jobs annually Last week, prior to the health insurance expenses to small biotech companies. United States Senate.
Marylanders lost their job

Letters to the Editor

Understanding What Love Is The Pittsburgh Courier, Louisville Defender, Chicago Defender, St. Louis Argus, Kansas City Call, Atlanta
In the early years of my teaching career, near Valentine’s Day, I read a book, Love is a Special Way of Daily World, Michigan Chronicle, Oklahoma Eagle, Norfolk Journal and Guide, and many more of lesser
Feeling, to my students. Moving from one school to the next, I either misplaced it or loaned it to someone. renown.
It was a simple book in its context, but profound in its meaning. Keep up the good work and may god bless you and staff at The Afro-American Newspapers.
Daddy died in ‘47, a month before my eighth birthday, Momma in ‘89, a month before I turned 50. In  Otis N. Thompson
all that time, she never remarried, even though she had suitors. From time to time she would talk about Washington, D.C.
Daddy as if he was still alive. I’d look at her, wondering if something was amiss.
Her best friend, Mamie, put it in perspective after she died, “When Fannie started dating Wade, she Easy Victory for Fenty? Some say no.
didn’t want nobody else.” The Washington Post says that Fenty will coast to victory, because of White people? Nothing could be
I once told a lady you could be in love with someone without laying a hand on them. On the other further from the truth.
hand, you could lust for someone, succeed in your quest, and never care about them. She looked at me as I attended American University for six years and lived in Ward 3 on MacArthur Blvd. N.W. for
if I’d lost my mind. Maybe, she was right. 10 years. Whites in this city care about the entire District of Columbia’s well being. As a native
It’s my belief people mix up love and lust – same beginning letter, same number of letters, but a world Washingtonian, the Whites I know are indifferent about the color of people stealing funds or unduly
of difference between the two. enriching themselves. The Washington Post has not been an honest broker of the news for years. I’m
I don’t relate to the new songs about love, most emphasize the physical aspect, but I’m a sucker for the
absolutely convinced that a GAO audit or any independent review would reveal a disproportionate part
old standards. Yes love is a special way of feeling, especially when it happens between two special people.
of the city education and construction contracts are going to the Post and NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s
McNair Taylor
friends and associated companies. The paper’s exclusion of my Mayoral campaign in its news coverage is
Baltimore, Md.
empirical proof that I am the right person for this job.
D.C. Council Chair Vincent Gray is doing an outstanding job and needs an executive open to working
Thanks for the Good Work
Mr. Quarles, this is to thank you and your staff for the recent AFRO report on Asbury UMC and with the council to expand our tax base and assure that all city funds stay in the city.
some of its interesting history and current events. Having been a proud and faithful member since 1960, From 1 – 4 p.m. Feb. 13 we are hosting a forum for D.C. college and high school students. I have
I am quite pleased to note that our history and some of our programs have captured the attention of your invited a distinguish panel of elected officials, academicians, community activist and student leaders to
venerable publication. lead this discussion. I hope you will come out and add your voice to this conversation.
It is gratifying to see the AFRO standing tall in 2010 when so many of our newspapers have  Ernest E. Johnson
disappeared. Candidate for the Democratic nomination for
Back in the ‘30s and ‘40s there were a number of African-American newspapers in service to Mayor of the District of Columbia
our communities – The Baltimore AFRO and its other editions from New Jersey to Richmond, Va.; www.ErnestJohnsonforMayor.com

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‘Business Exchange’
Connecting the Past Toward Our Future
William Reed individuals and groups own and post-racial concepts. the races were officially entrepreneurs rely on revenue, for Black business. In the
the means of production. Before “going mainstream,” segregated there were or draw on entrepreneurial tradition of the “Wizard of
We study history to learn From colonial times to the Blacks built big enterprises in Black inventors—Charles experiences of relatives and Tuskegee,” the National
valuable lessons and to avoid present, enterprising Blacks banking, insurance, cosmetics, Richard Patterson started the friends. Going forward, more Black Chamber of Commerce
tragic mistakes. have experienced significant and retailing. world’s first Black-owned respect should be given to is a 21st century movement
For all the divisions successes in American The hardiest times of automobile manufacturing Black entrepreneurs and more economically empowering
that rend the United States, capitalism. Black business were during company—and Black support is needed that will Blacks. The NBCC is a
there is at least one point Yet, among contemporary the century of Jim Crow companies made products increase their participation leading voice for Black
of agreement between African Americans “Black (1870 – 1970s). The Golden such as embalming fluid, hair in public and private sector business interests before
today’s Blacks and Whites, Capitalism” is not considered Age of Black Business care, and toothpaste. Black- procurement processes. Congress, at the White House,
Democrats and Republicans, a legitimate movement or occurred from l900 to l930. owned funeral and newspaper The advocacy and legacy regulatory agencies and the
young and old: factually, protocol. Since the Civil This era produced Black businesses were staples of Booker T. Washington is courts. Similarly, the National
Blacks are inattentive Rights Movement, Blacks legends such as: Carter of their communities and needed among contemporary Business League is another
to America’s system of in America have improved G. Woodson; Booker T. commerce. African Americans to organization educating,
capitalism. Amid American their social and economic training and connecting
capitalism 98 percent of standing significantly; Blacks around American
Blacks are consumers, not nevertheless, African
“…today’s Black ‘talented tenth’ are more attuned toward plan- capitalism. In a “Time to
producers. Black Americans
are dependent on other groups
Americans as a group remains ning how to dress for job interviews than how to do a business Raise the Issues” campaign,
at a pronounced economic and the NBCC is leading an array
for feeding, clothing, culture social disadvantage relative plan.” of advocacy groups holding
and language and need to European Americans. field hearings in 25 U.S.
organized participation in Rather than promoting Washington’s National Today’s Black Americans “advance human progress cities. The Arthur Fletcher
ways of America’s wealth. and participating in wealth Negro Business League; expect politics to revive through an economic, political / Parren J. Mitchell Free
In the main, modern-day building processes, today’s the Universal Negro their lives and communities. and social system based on Enterprise Tour will enable
African Americans avoid Black “talented tenth” are Improvement Association Many believe that Blacks’ individual freedom, incentive, local business operators to
active participation in the more attuned toward planning and Marcus Garvey’s Black empowerment will come initiative, opportunity, present testimony that the
investing in, and ownership how to dress for job interviews Nationalist Movement; from “registering and voting.” and responsibility.” Going NBCC, et al will convey
of, the national means of than how to do a business Madam C. J. Walker; S.B. But, Booker T. Washington forward, African Americans to Congress. Information
production and distribution. plan. Blacks in high public and Fuller; A. G. Gaston and John postured that voting had need to organize around about the tour and city listing
Under America’s system of private sector professional and H. Johnson. The period started nothing to do with succeeding issues of their economic is available by contacting
capitalism, individuals and managerial jobs tend to balk at a Black Wall Street and in economic development. empowerment. Such kdebow@nationalbcc.org.
groups capitalize businesses anything outside mainstream bastions of Black business Capitalism makes economic organizing creates formats
in hopes of making a profit. interests and stay in accord in townships in Mississippi production occur, yet that foster growth and William Reed – www.
In the nation’s private sector with “politically correct” and Oklahoma. During times rarely can aspiring Black networking opportunities BlackPressInternational.com

The New Orleans Saints and Obama

won through an interesting example of an organization audacity of the Obama unrealistic sense of how to tempest in a teapot, no pun
combination of incredible flipping the script against the campaign. After all, who bring about change. President intended.
team work, leadership odds. expected Obama to get the Obama wants change, at least This brings us back to
and audacity. Although I have, as a result of the nomination, let alone win a certain sort of change, but the Super Bowl. If the Saints
Indianapolis took the lead game, found myself thinking the presidency? How could he and his administration had played the game the way
in the first quarter, it was about President Obama. While Obama have won had it not want change that comes that the Colts and respected
apparent by the end of the it is true that he came into been for audacity, inspiration through quiet diplomacy and sports commentators had both
second quarter that something office with massive support, and organization? the building of a consensus expected, they would have
was changing. And then the expectations of him were An anonymous former on the least common lost. The team’s leadership
it happened. An on-side often based on a combination campaign activist for Obama denominator. Additionally, was prepared to take risks at
kick which took everyone of both magical thinking and was quoted recently as saying and this is critical, the Obama the right time knowing full
– including but not limited wishful thinking in that there something to the effect that administration appears to well that Super Bowl XLIV
to the Colts – by complete (year 2010) is only played
Bill Fletcher Jr.
surprise. It is one thing to “I would not even describe the administration as tentative so once. There is no best out
use such a kick in the fourth of seven and no rematches.
(NNPA) — Time has
passed since the Super Bowl
quarter, but in the third? After much as I would describe them as trapped in an unrealistic sense There are, however, moments
half-time? when one must throw the
and the glorious victory of
the New Orleans Saints, but I
It was clear that the of how to bring about change.” dice…or pull off an audacious
energy the Saints started on-side kick.
find that I keep coming back
showing in the second quarter was insufficient consideration the Obama administration be deeply worried about President Obama: we’re
to that game, and not for the
had morphed into something of both his actual politics and has not wished to govern what will result if the mass waiting for the on-side kick.
reasons you might think.
else, and the entire initiative also what he is up against in using the brilliant grassroots of Obama supporters are
The Indianapolis Colts were
shifted. As they say, it was a Washington. In that sense, his approach that was followed encouraged to mobilize and
supposed to win that game.
game changer. drop-off in support should not in the campaign. To that I take to the streets against Bill Fletcher Jr. is a
They are an outstanding
I am not as much of a be surprising since there were can only say “Amen!” There the irrational political Right. senior scholar with the
team with an outstanding
football fan as I am a baseball no miracles during the first has been little audacity. I Thus, while the political Right Institute for Policy Studies,
quarterback and head coach.
fan, but this Super Bowl was year. would not even describe the takes to the streets, mobilizes the immediate past president
Everyone knew that it would
a game to see. Not only was it That said, the Obama administration as tentative and shifts the debate, the of TransAfrica Forum, and
be uphill for the Saints.
what New Orleans needed as administration has so much as I would describe Obama administration seems the co-author of “Solidarity
But the Saints won.
a city, but it was a fascinating demonstrated little of the them as trapped in an to believe that this is a Divided.”
And in many respects they

Leaving the Littlest Ones Behind

School Officers. It found and were less likely to be in that in addition to children care and education can help rate of return to society of
that gaps in children’s excellent or very good health ages 3 to 5, children ages balance out the effects of about 16 percent each year
development are already than children from more 0 to 3 also need high- demographic risk factors for –higher than returns of most
apparent when babies are just advantaged backgrounds. quality, comprehensive, and young children. It also shows stock market investments
9 months old, and grow even Child Trends notes continuous interventions. most infants and toddlers, or traditional economic
larger by 24 months. These these findings have the Second, because income especially those from low- development projects such
disparities in infants’ and potential to have widespread was the most prevalent risk income households, are cared as sports stadiums and tax
toddlers’ development can be implications. Poverty was factor, we should address for in home-based settings incentives for businesses.
measured across cognitive, the most prevalent risk poverty’s threat head-on and – so focusing on curriculum Our nation simply can’t
social, behavioral, and health factor in the study, and they make children in low-income development and professional afford not to significantly
outcomes. point out that nearly half households the main targets of development in both home- increase investments in early
For example, when they of all American infants and early interventions designed based and center-based childhood development
looked at disparities by family toddlers – approximately to improve children’s health settings could help ensure and care, or to keep leaving
Marian Wright income, they found infants 1.5 million children – live and well-being. infants and toddlers receive a so many poor babies and
Edelman and toddlers from low-income in families with incomes The threats that pile on safe, supportive, stimulating toddlers behind. Ending child
families scored lower on a below 200 percent of poverty to poverty remain another environment. poverty is not only a moral
(NNPA) — When people cognitive assessment than at 9 and 24 months of age. danger. Since low maternal This important study imperative, it is an economic
talk about the “achievement infants and toddlers from Of these children, they note education is another key risk underscores a key truth: if imperative.
gap” at-risk children face, higher-income families, were 89 percent of infants and factor, a third implication a price tag could be put on
they often think of it in less likely to be in excellent 88 percent of toddlers have is that we should engage future workforce productivity
terms that apply to school- or very good health, and were other risk factors in addition and support parents of at- in our country, the growing
age children. But, that gap less likely to receive positive to being poor—and the more risk infants and toddlers number of children in
can start much earlier than behavior ratings. When they risk factors a child has, the through parental education. poverty is very expensive. Marian Wright Edelman
most people might guess. A looked at disparities by race/ wider the disparities across Child Trends notes that Very soon, the line of credit is president of the Children’s
recent report by the nonprofit, ethnicity, home language, outcomes. So what can we educating parents about early we have been using by not Defense Fund whose
nonpartisan research group and maternal education, they do? Child Trends highlights childhood development and investing wisely in children Leave No Child Behind®
Child Trends showed that found that in general infants four key implications of their supporting parents in their from an early age is going to mission is to ensure every
disparities actually begin and toddlers from more at- study. own educational attainment bankrupt us. Studies show the child a Healthy Start, a
appearing before children’s risk backgrounds (defined as The first is that we and/or income self-sufficiency multiple benefits of quality Head Start, a Fair Start,
first birthdays. The report, the children from racial/ethnic should acknowledge that if are both useful for improving early childhood programs a Safe Start and a Moral
“Disparities in Early Learning minority groups, whose home differences in development children’s outcomes. The final extend beyond success in Start in life and successful
and Development: Lessons language was not English, can already be detected as implication in their report is school far into adulthood. passage to adulthood with
from the Early Childhood and/or who had mothers with early as 9 and 24 months, that we should improve the Cost-benefit analyses also the help of caring families
Longitudinal Study – Birth low maternal education) also interventions also need to quality of early care settings. show the positive outcomes and communities. For more
Cohort,” was funded by scored lower on cognitive start as early as infancy. They point out that research of these investments in information, go to www.
the Council of Chief State and positive behavior ratings They note research suggests shows high-quality early early education produce a childrensdefense.org.
ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
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American Academy of Nursing
American Association of People with Disabilities
American Council on Renewable Energy
American Institutes for Learning
American Legislative Exchange Council
Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida
Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce
BigBand Networks, Inc.
Black Alliance for Educational Options
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Cable Telecommunications Association of New York
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Dominican American National Roundtable
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Regional Center for Independent Living
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South Carolina Hospital Association
South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
Suddenlink Communications
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
SureWest Communications
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Broadband means jobs for the future.
Telecommunications Industry Association
Telework Coalition
Texas Cable Association
Over the past two years, America’s broadband companies have invested
The Latino Coalition
The University of West Alabama more than $100 billion in the Internet,1 helping to put more than 3 million men
Time Warner Cable and women to work.2
Tropos Networks
United States Distance Learning Association Continuing that investment to bring broadband to everyone in America can create
United States Telecom Association
another 1.2 million new jobs.3
US Cattlemen’s Association
US Chamber of Commerce
We’re the companies, organizations, and associations working to make a smarter,
US Internet Industry Association
US Mexico Chamber of Commerce
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Government and the private sector should work together to keep expanding the
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Harvard Business School Working Knowledge,” August 17, 2009. 3. “The Effects of Broadband Deployment on Output and Employment:
A Cross-sectional Analysis of U.S. Data,” The Brookings Institution, July 2007.
February 20, 2010 - February 26, 2010, The Washington Afro-American B1

Nancy Barbour poses with

The Northern Virginia Black Democrats hosted Congressman James Clyburn, D-S.C., who was the keynote speaker.
Congressman Clyburn.
a fundraiser entitled “Celebrating the Past, Looking Clyburn reflected on the significant events that have taken place
Toward Change in the Future” at The Westlee in during the Obama administration and answered questions in reference
Arlington, Va., to commemorate President Obama’s to healthcare reform and the recent Senate election in Massachusetts.
first year in office. The event was attended by current and former elected officials
Congressman Jim Moran, D-Va., a major sponsor from Arlington, Fairfax and Stafford counties. Rick Wade, Deputy
of the event, introduced House Majority Whip Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce and former national
director for African American Outreach for Obama’s Presidential
Campaign, informed the group of the White House’s new mentoring
initiative for youth. Rick Wade, Voncille Hines and
Catherine Hudgins, Fairfax County Board of Superiors, received Congressman Clyburn
the organization’s leadership award. Hudgins is serving her third term
representing the Hunter Mill District. Within that realm, she
serves as chair of the Human Services and Housing and
Community Development committees. The event was chaired
Shaun Edwards, event by three young Democrats – Shaun Edwards, Amaka Gosset
co-chair; Congressman and Atima Omara-Alwala. The organization is led by Terron
James Clyburn, Democratic Sims, president; Voncille Hines, first vice president and
Dawn Lawson, second vice president. Dawn Lawson presents a gift Herb Smith,
Majority Whip ; Atima
Northern Virginia Black Democrats, formerly known as to Rick Wade, Deputy Chief former Fairfax
Omara-Alwala, co-chair;
African-Americans for Obama, works to engage African of Staff, U.S. Department of County School
and Amaka Gosset, co-
Americans of all ages in the Commerce. Board candidate
political process, support
candidates and issues
that benefit the Northern
Virginia African-American
community, strengthen the
organization’s networks
and promote political and
professional advancement Colonel Lovett, Congressman Jim Moran, D-Va.,
Charisse Glassman and of American-American Lawrence Webb, Falls Church City Council;
Congressman Clyburn and Earnestine Heastie, former Democrats. Congressman Clyburn and James Landers,
Ingrid Morroy, Arlington County Fairfax County School Board Arlington County School Board
Commissioner of Revenue member Courtesy Photos

Voncille Hines, first vice president; EJ Scott,

treasurer; Fairfax County Supervisor Cathy Supervisor Cathy
Hudgins, Terron Sims, president; Charisse Hudgins accepts an
Glassman, secretary and Dawn Lawson, second award from Terron
vice president Sims Guests participate in interactive dialogue.

Debra Lee, chairman and CEO of BET first of several upcoming events intended to raise Life. The Spousal Office of the
Networks, and actress/author Victoria Rowell money to take 15 girls on the voyage. President of South Africa and
recently hosted a fundraiser to support “Extra- “My goal is to show teenage girls that the first lady Zuma will host the
Ordinary Life” (XOL), a new program that will world is their oyster by providing extraordinary group once they arrive in South
provide teen girls in the District’s foster care experiences,” said Turner. Africa. Victoria Rowell, founder
system with extraordinary, and hopefully life- After her remarks, Debra Lee and Vince of Rowell’s Foster Children
changing experiences. Hudson, with P&G’s COVERGIRL, stepped up to Positive Plan (RFCPP) grew
The first experience is a trip to the World the plate and agreed to sponsor several girls on up in foster care also.
Cup in South Africa this year. The program was their journey. Johnny Moloto, Deputy Chief of Extra-Ordinary Life is
founded by Stacie Turner, a Howard/Harvard Mission at the Embassy of South Africa, reinforced a Washington, D.C.-
graduate who was once a part of the city’s foster their first lady MaNtuli based program that
care system. Considering the increasing need to Zuma’s commitment operates within the
Photos by Matthew Mendleson and Derrell Todd

adopt children and orphans, the work that Turner to Extra-Ordinary Pursuit of Dreams
is doing is a very timely issue, both locally and in Foundation
internationally. (PDF).
The luncheon theme, “Journey to South Africa: Debra Lee
165 Days to The World Cup,” is the

Stacie Turner

Stacie Turner,
University of Texas
track and cross
country coach
Beverly Kearney,
Kiana Dancie
and harmonicist
Frederic Yonnet
Event coordinator Kelli Richardson Lawson, Karen Event co-chair Victoria Rowell, Pursuit of Dreams founder Beverly
Williams, associate publisher at ESSENCE magazine Kearney, event co-chair, Debra Lee, XOL Founder Stacie Turner and
and Emil Wilbekin, managing editor of Essence.com P&G’s Vince Hudson
B2 The Washington Afro-American, February 20, 2010 - February 26, 2010

Faith In Action
Church Briefs
Compiled by Herb Quarles include special guest artists
Barry Fletcher, Dee Dee and
Cathedral Concert Ron Tongue, and David and
The Washington National John Plew of New York. Guest
Cathedral Choral Society, instrumentalists will also be
under the direction of J. Reilly featured.
Lewis, will perform Bach’s St. The theme for the program,
Matthew Passion at 4 p.m. on held in celebration of Black
Feb. 21 in the cathedral located History Month, will be, “All
at Massachusetts and Wisconsin the Places We’ve Been, We’ve
avenues N.W. The performance Never Lost Our Praise.” Call

will include organ, orchestra 202-582-4811 or visit ewhbc.
and soloists. Rufus Miller will org for additional information. Courtesy Photo
be the evangelist. Call 877-537- Edward “Duke” Ellington

COLLEGE 2228 or visit nationalcathedral.

org for tickets and other
Pastor’s Anniversary
The members and friends
will be remembered
through his music on Feb.
28 at Ebenezer United

WHAT IT’S HU Chapel Services

of Meriden Hill and Cathedral
of Christ Baptist Churches will
Methodist Church on
Capitol Hill.

GIVEN YOU. The Rev. Dr. Anthony celebrate the 20th anniversary D streets, S.E. This historical
Campolo will preach during of their pastor, the Rev. Calvin edifice is the oldest independent
the 11 a.m. worship services E. Cage Sr. at 4 p.m. on Feb. 27 African-American church on
on Feb. 21 in Rankin Chapel at 5354 Sheriff Rd. in Chapel Capitol Hill.
located on the main campus Oaks, Md. The program will
at Howard University in The program will feature a showcase Duke Ellington’s
Northwest Washington. He is concert by the Soul Messengers music featuring vocal solos,
professor emeritus of sociology of Washington. Call 301- instrumental selections,
at Eastern University in St. 341-4901 for ticket and other liturgical and tap dancing.
information. All are welcome. Call 202-
The Home Depot wants to give our nation’s 544-1415 for additional
NCCCE Presents information.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities what Special Afternoon
The National Capital Black Elks
they’ve given to so many. A strong foundation. Congress of Christian The history of Black Elks
Education (NCCCE) will will be discussed at 3 p.m.
Renewed purpose. Distinctive character. present an Afternoon of on Feb. 28 in the Columbia
Elegance in Black and White at Elks Lodge No.85 located at
4 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Southern 1844 3rd St. N.W. in historic
Friendship Missionary Baptist LeDroit Park. There will be
Church located at 4444 Branch activities for children as well as
The “Retool Your School” program is a chance Courtesy Photo Ave. in Temple Hills, Md. adults. Call 202-387-6880 for
The Rev. Dr. Anthony The All About the Drama additional information.
for schools to upgrade their campuses with Campolo will preach at Theatre Group, at Mt. Airy
Howard on Feb. 21. Baptist Church in N.W. Youth Activities
grants from The Home Depot. Washington, will present a The Rev. Ronald K. Miner,
dramatic presentation titled, pastor-elect at First Baptist
David’s, Pa. The Rev. Dr. Fall from Grace, Rise to Glory.
Calvin O. Butts III will preach Church of Deanwood invites
The Rev. Dr. Welton Fields, youth in the community to
on Feb. 28. pastor, invites the community
Broadcasts of sermons can come and participate in Youth
You can participate. Buy one of three unique be heard the following Sunday
to come and witness a great Friday Night Fellowship that
event. Call the Rev. Karen is held weekly at 6:30 p.m. at
at 11 a.m. on WHUR-FM 96.3 Taylor at 240-593-4497 for
commemorative “Retool Your School” gift cards radio. Call 202-806-7194 or the church located at 1008 45th
ticket and other information. St. N.E.
visit online at chapel.howard.
from February 15, 2010 – February 15, 2011, and edu/Worship/ChapelSevices/ Activities include dinner,
BHM Program Bible study, choir and praise
we’ll make a donation equal to 5% of the value The Rev. Carmen R. dance rehearsal, movies, video
Collette, pastor at Ebenezer games, a rap session, arts and
you put on the card to this worthwhile program, BHM Program United Methodist Church, crafts, building computers
The gospel choir at East and the members of her and much more. Call the
Washington Heights Baptist congregation will present
up to $150,000. Then vote for your favorite Church will celebrate its 23rd
church office at 202-396-
a Black History Month 0703 or visit online at the
annual gospel choir concert at observance at 2 p.m. on Feb. 28
school to receive a grant. 4 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the church
at the church, located at 4th and org for more information.
located at 2220 Branch Ave.
Along with the church’s
Kwanzaa Principle Celebrated
gospel choir, the program will
Be part of improving these treasured institutions. By Barbara Flowers
Special to the AFRO
Visit homedepot.com/retoolyourschool
Wanted: The Charles B. Walker Culture Club of Zion Baptist Church, in
celebration of Black History month and in partnership with the Duke

Church News Ellington School of the Arts Vocal and Music Department, will present
a bazaar and concert from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 20 in the A.J.
Edwards Fellowship Hall in the church located at 4850 Blagden Ave.
Area churches are invited N.W.
to share their schedule of The event will represent “Ujamaa,” the fourth principle of
events with AFRO readers in Kwanzaa, which means “Cooperative Economics – to build and
the metropolitan area. Send maintain our stores, shops, and businesses in the community to profit
your releases and pictures to from them.”
Church Editor The Rev. Keith W. Byrd Sr., pastor, invites the public to come and
Washington AFRO enjoy the unique bazaar that will feature food, vendors, craftsmen,
1917 Benning Road, N.E. artisans and others from a variety of disciplines, including activities
20002 for the youth.
Following the bazaar, Samuel L. E. Bonds will direct the singers
The releases may also be from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Concert Choir, chorale,
sent to the church editor at and orchestra in a concert of music depicting victory and freedom.
dubiosquarles@yahoo.com The show choir has achieved both national and international
or by fax to 202-723-7461. acclaim for its repertoire. With performances that include popular,
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Finest H
By Joi-Marie McKenzie
ave you recovered from the biggest blizzard to
hit D.C. yet? Over 20 inches of snow fell on the
District last week and we’re still recovering from
the “snowpocalypse.”
Special to the AFRO
Last week, many celebrities were spotted brushing
In what many are calling a comeback for off their cabin fever at local hot spots. Recently traded
actor Wesley Snipes, Brooklyn’s Finest chronicles Washington Wizard Caron Butler was spotted with his wife
the dangerous and deadly world of one of New York’s at Lux Lounge. Comedian Tony Rock was also spotted at
most dangerous precincts, Brooklyn’s 65th, through the the club after two successful shows at the DC Improv.
eyes of the men and women dedicated to protect and serve. Did you get hooked to the MTV reality show “Jersey
Set in the drug-ridden borough, the film follows three New Shore” like millions of others? If so, you missed out on
York City police officers, who find themselves in the middle of a cast mate Pauly D who paid a visit to Shadow Room last
clean-up operation that leaves them questioning their loyalties. week for all his fans in the D.C. area.
Eddie Dugan, a burned-out cop played by Golden Globe winner Another reality show based in D.C. began filming this
Richard Gere, only remains motivated because he is one week away week, “Cupcake Sisters.” The show follows the owners of
from retirement and pension. Narcotics officer Sal Procida, played by Oscar Georgetown Cupcakes Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine
nominee Ethan Hawke, struggles to provide a better life for his family while Kallinis through the highs and lows of entrepreneurship.
Clarence “Tango” Butler, portrayed by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle has been A six-episode series, “Cupcake Sisters” will air on TLC in
undercover for so long that he’s not sure where his loyalties lie. And in a role that is July.
reminiscent of Snipes’ portrayal of Nino Brown in New Jack City, Snipes plays prison Get ready for the denouncement of D.C. Fashion Week
buddy Caz, one of Brooklyn’s most infamous drug dealers. this weekend, which kicked off on Monday with three
Brooklyn’s Finest also features Michael Kenneth Williams, best known for his portrayal of fashion shows at the Textile Museum. Enjoy plenty of
Omar Little on “The Wire,” a television drama set and produced in Baltimore. other fashion shows from international designers showing
“I play a character by the name of Red,” said Williams. “He’s in competition with Don off their fall and winter collections throughout the week.
Cheadle’s character, Tango. They’re battling for lieutenant in Caz’s (Wesley Snipes) gang.” Visit www.dcfashionweek.org for specific details.
Williams, an up-and-coming actor from Brooklyn, reflects on his experience working with Cheadle ART BUZZ, a trunk show featuring 10 talented jewelry
and Snipes. “For me, working with Don and Wesley was like a dream come true...They paved the way and designers will compliment fashion week this Thursday,
made it acceptable for me to come onto the scene.” Feb. 18. The event will also benefit the DC Arts and
Brooklyn’s Finest, which hits theaters on March 5, captures Brooklyn in the 1980s when crime and drugs Humanities Education Collaborative. Lastly, a new party
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gripped the neighborhoods. “Brooklyn was off the chain. Even the baddest dudes from New York didn’t go to for the young urban socialite pops off this Saturday at
Brooklyn,” said Williams. “[This movie] is very true to the time of the era. It’s a great insight to how the city has Teatro Goldoni. Find out more details when you log onto
changed.” www.thefabempire.com.
Stay fab (and warm)!
Directed by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”), “Brooklyn’s Finest” will hit movie theaters nationwide on March 5.

Riveting Historical Drama Revisits Infamous Civil Rights Case

By Kam Williams This harrowing tale of hope and woe was based on the
Special to the AFRO moving memoir of Tim Tyson (Gattlin Griffith), who was
only 10 years old at the time the events in the story unfolded.
After serving his country in Vietnam, Henry Marrow (A.C. Tim’s father (Ricky Schroder) was the pastor of Oxford’s lily-
Sanford) returned to his hometown of Oxford, N.C., only to White Methodist church, and what makes the film compelling
be murdered in broad daylight for allegedly leering at a local is the way in which the narration alternates back and forth
White woman. On May 11, 1970, the 23-year-old vet left between the perspectives of little Timmy and the increasingly
behind a pregnant widow (Milauna Jemai) and two young emboldened Ben Chavis.
daughters, while the perpetrators of the heinous crime would Worthy of note is the fact that one of Tim’s childhood
ultimately be found not guilty by an all-White jury, despite friends was Gerald Teel (Michael May) who basically bragged
credible testimony of several eyewitnesses who identified the about his pappy and big brother’s having just lynched a
perpetrators as Ku Klux Klan sympathizer Robert Teel (Nick [N-word]. And despite his being unable to influence the
Searcy) and his son. outcome of the legal case, the injustice deeply affected young
The outcome of the trial was no surprise, after all, Black- Tyson. Consequently, he went on to earn a doctoral degree,
White relations hadn’t changed that much in the tiny Southern became a professor of Black studies at Duke and wrote
town since it was founded during the slave days by Samuel numerous books and articles on the South’s shameful Jim
Benton, a wealthy, politically-connected, tobacco plantation Crow system of segregation.
owner. But what was unexpected was the rioting which would Courtesy photo A bifurcated biopic examining the equally emotionally-
erupt in the wake of the verdict when outraged young African Blood Done Sign My Name features actors A.C. Sanford charged points of view of both a Black and White observer of
Americans took to the streets in protest. and Nate Parker as they fight for equality in a Ku Klux the fallout from the same ugly incident.
At that juncture, Marrow’s cousin, a schoolteacher named Klan-ravaged North Carolina town.
Ben Chavis (Nate Parker), would emerge to play a pivotal Excellent H H H H
role in ensuring that cooler heads prevailed in the Black integration. And that valiant effort, which kick started Chavis’ Rated PG-13 for profanity, mature themes and intense
community. He organized a peaceful three-day, 50-mile march career as a prominent civil rights leader, is the subject of Blood violence.
to the steps of the state capitol in Raleigh where they, joined Done Sign My Name, a riveting historical drama directed by Running time: 128 Minutes
by thousands, petitioned the governor for both justice and Jeb Stuart. Distributor: Paladin

Nina Simone’s Complexities, Beauty Captured in Striking Tome

By Kristin Gray semblance, but did little to
AFRO Managing Editor diminish the aloof persona
that characterized her life in
“When I was a child, the public eye.
no one was ever proud of Her reign as America’s
me, and my people were leading lady of jazz was
never proud of themselves indeed an unruly, and at
or anything they had ever times, virulent one.
done,” she declared. “Well, In Princess Noire - The
that’s different now. I’m proud Tumultuous Reign of Nina
of myself, and I’m proud of Simone, author Nadine
my music…” Cohodas paints the award-
– Excerpt from Princess winning pianist and reluctant
Noire- The Tumultuous vocalist carefully, paying
Reign of Nina Simone equal attention to the ebb and
tide of her career and the
Nina Simone appeared pensive woman behind the
most stately, if not regal, music – the little girl from
when her mane was coiffed Tryon, N.C., born Eunice
into an elegant labyrinth of Waymon.
cornrows that spiraled to Cohodas introduces
the crown of her head. Her Simone as an extraordinarily
trademark jumbo earrings, talented child growing up in
fistful of rings and intricate the racially charged 1930s.
AFRO File Photo
ballroom gowns only Through extensive interviews
In this 1959 promotion, the AFRO advertised Nina Simone’s upcoming visit to Washington, D.C.
heightened her queen-like Continued on B4
B4 The Washington Afro-American, February 20, 2010 - February 26, 2010

Celebrities Inspire Dreamers in Disney

By Tiffany Ginyard “Those folks were so Disney and a chess gift set and her experience. “You always
Baltimore Bureau Chief excited to come out here and watch from Steve Harvey. have to keep aiming for the
share the things that have Dellan Sellers, a junior highest. Shoot for the moon
ORLANDO – Participants them in this place with these at Parkdale High School and even if you miss it you’ll
from Disney’s Dreamer’s kids,” said Shepherd after the in Riverdale, Md., was be amongst the stars.”
Academy with Steve Harvey show. “We said a prayer back among the students from the Sellers says that her mother
will dominate lunch table stage: ‘Lord work through us Baltimore/Washington metro nominated her because she’s
conversations at schools and bless us so we can to these area selected to attend – and “kind of struggling in school”
around the country for weeks people, [and] bless their hearts also one of the extremely and because she felt Sellers
to come, telling of their star- to be open to receive.’ So, I lucky ones who actually made needed some motivation
studded experience in Walt was just in awe. I what just it. The back-to-back snow outside of her school
Disney World Valentine’s exciting to be here.” storms in the region made environment.
Day weekend. They will talk Youth from across the it impossible for many of “A lot of the teachers at
of the motivational speech country were nominated by the area students chosen to my school aren’t really that
given by the Queen of Hip leaders in their communities, attend. But Sellers’ mother, involved it’s like they don’t
Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, at parents, peers and even who nominated her, drove 14 even care,” said Sellers. “But
their graduation ceremony; themselves to participate in hours to get her to Florida to I’m going to get my focus
their very own live talk show the third annual Dreamer’s catch even the tail end of the back on in school, because
hosted by “The View’s” Sherri Academy. Those selected weekend—but they arrived lately it’s been kind of rough.
Shepherd, with appearances – and a parent or guardian− last Friday morning, just But I have to get it together,
from Rueben Studdard and received a roundtrip airfare, when things were really being because it’s my junior year. I
Kimberly Locke, (“American hotel accommodations, and stirred up. need to get back on my honor
Idol”), gospel group Trin-i- passes to the four theme parks “I’ve learned that despite roll and be all I can be. It’s not Photo by Tiffany Ginyard
tee 5:7, celebrity Chef Jeff, at Disney. They also received it all, through all the rough like I’m not intelligent, I just Dellan Sellers, a junior at Parkdale High School in
among many other life- digital cameras from Eastman times, you can never stop need to apply myself more.” Riverdale, Md., was among the students from the
changing experiences. Kodak, business cards from dreaming,” said Sellers of Numerous youths like Baltimore/Washington metro area selected to attend the
Sellers realized their dreams academy.
were within reach this
weekend at the Academy, motivational weekend with to school, being around
and free park passes, late- her story of trials and triumph positive people reading
night jam sessions and VIP and left encouraging words for books − take that back to your
treatment was the confidence them to take back home with environment,” she said. “And
booster many needed to them. don’t let that environment turn
continue moving forward in “Whatever it is that you you bitter or angry through the
the right direction. can do that is positive − things they may say about you
Blige sealed the listening to music, going not being cool.”

Nina Simone
Continued from B3
with the musician’s siblings, religious family and was Simone’s most passionate
instructors and lovers, the taught never to “get a swelled and sincere relationships
author believes the Waymon head.” As Cohodas describes existed amid the sophisticated
family lived a pleasant, Simone’s eccentric and heady arrangements of Bach or
unassuming lifestyle despite behavior as an adult, readers Mozart, classical music
their poverty. But not even will question whether the arrangers she aspired to
Courtesy Photo a year into her life, the child entertainer remembered her emulate. Even as a married
Dreamer’s Academy participants made red velvet cakes with celebrity Chef Jeff. that would evolve into Nina parents’ stern warning. woman, Simone struggled to
Simone had been stamped The Tumultuous Reign develop a concrete bond with
remarkable. follows Simone from her her White husband, and they
NO ONE CHANGES THE WORLD ALONE. “When she was eight childhood years, where she soon divorced.
months old, my daughter received formal piano training Her career was unaffected
hummed ‘Down by the from a benevolent White by her personal demons,
Riverside’ and ‘Jesus Loves neighbor, into her teenage era, although music industry
Me,’” said the provocative where the first inklings of her insiders and critics called
artist’s mother, Kate stern, no-nonsense character her an “angry woman” and
Waymon. “…Every time she became prevalent. admonished her authoritative
saw a musical note, she tried “She was so focused on air, particularly during an
to sing it.” her music; she didn’t spend appearance at Harlem’s
And while the little girl’s a lot of time joking around,” renowned Apollo Theater.
musical gifts exceeded those one of Simone’s high school “Some of the audience
of her peers, young Simone classmates told Cohodas. giggled – or at least Nina
BASED ON A TRUE STORY. was part of a profoundly With few friends, thought they did. She dropped
all pretense of politeness.

‘For the very first time in

“ ” your lives, act like ladies and

gentlemen at the Apollo,’”
Simone chided during the
Lieutenant Colonel Alan C. Sierichs, Commander and Music Director performance.
A local columnist later
wrote the crowd had been

POWERFUL “overly generous” in their
applause for the unpredictable

entertainer and that it was
Simone, not her audience,

that suffered from a
behavioral problem.
The Tumultuous Reign

AMOVING of Nina Simone includes a

number of photos capturing
the singer on stage, but in
FILM BASED ON AN FREE CONCERTS! each photo she is stone-

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No tickets needed
faced and solemn, perhaps
a testament to her lackluster
attitude toward modern
music. According to Cohodas,
Sunday, February 21 Simone had always dreamed
Concert begins at 3 p.m. of being a concert pianist.
Doors open at 2 p.m. The slew of photographs
also captures Simone at the
height of her militancy when
PALADIN AND REAL FOLK PRODUCTIONS PRESENT featuring she covered Billie Holiday’s
A FILM BY JEB STUART “BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME” macabre “Strange Fruit” and
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MUSIC COSTUME PRODUCTION MELINDA behavior that prevented her
from reaching the echelons of
STEVE MASON, A.S.C., A.C.S. DOOLITTLE superstardom.
The biography concludes
with Simone’s death in 2003,
DAR Constitution Hall months after she’d begun
18th & D Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20006 a battle with breast cancer.
For more information, call 202-767-5658 But in the author’s words,
or visit our website: www.USAFBand.af.mil “…Nina never went away.
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Black Animator Thrives at Disney

By AFRO Staff back to July 2007 when a loaded .40-caliber By Tiffany Ginyard
semiautomatic gun was found on his tour bus.

Courtesy Photo
Baltimore Bureau Chief
After pleading guilty to attempted criminal
‘Takers’ Release Pushed Back possession of a weapon in October 2009, the ORLANDO – Though it
Producer and director Will Packer (Stomp popular performer could spend up to a year took Disney decades to give
the Yard and Obsessed) confirmed Saturday behind bars. the world an African-American
that the release date for his new movie Takers, Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne princess, the company has been
featuring an all-star cast including Chris Carter Jr., was scheduled for sentencing casting African-Americans in
Brown, Idris Elba, Matt Dillon, Michael Ealy on Feb. 9 but a Manhattan judge, Charles leading roles in its business for
and T.I., has been pushed back until August. Solomon, permitted him to delay sentencing quite some time now.
The movie was to originally slated for release so that he could undergo dental work in One of those leaders, Marlon
late this month, but Packer is cool with it. He Miami. According to The Associated Press, West, first went to Hollywood
says it’s just the nature of the business. a lawyer for Lil Wayne said on Tuesday that with a cartoon he created of
“There are so many factors that go into Young Money mogul needed to be treated for an oxygen molecule walking
the release date of a film. Some of it on the a “medical situation” that could not be done through a forest of nose hairs. It
corporate side with Sony and their was among the many scientific
release schedules – they had a lot of illustrations in his portfolio
films bunched up at the beginning of that he’d created at his first Marlon West has been a Disney animator for 17
the year,” said Packer, co-founder of animation gig at Encyclopedia years. He recently worked as supervisor of special
Rainforest Films. “I [also] wanted Britannica. effects on Princess and the Frog.
a date that worked the film and my Now, two decades later, he
audience. T.I. is in it and his album is can add the title of supervisor of his team and their creativity.
going to drop around the same time special effects to his rèsumè after working “I am always delighted when someone
as the movie and there was another on Disney’s latest animated movie, Princess comes up with something I didn’t think of,”
similarly themed movie dropping [in and the Frog. he said. “I know that scene had to be cool,
February]. So you have to factor in so Lil Wayne
West was primarily responsible for and what I had in my mind was cool, but
many things—actors’ availability to translating the “magic” of the New Orleans- what [some of the other animators] did was
do press, and stuff like that.” inspired story onto the big screen. From the really cool, so it’s really nice when people
Takers, a story about a group that sparkling fireflies and the glistening waters come up with something you didn’t think of.
pulls off sophisticated heist jobs all of the bayou to Disney’s signature pixie dust I’m exceedingly proud of the movie and all
over Los Angeles, is Packer’s first and the villain’s smoke-shooting fingertips, our efforts on it.”
action movie and he’s thrilled – even West orchestrated it all, integrating With 17 years with Disney under his
if the public won’t get to enjoy it Courtesy Photo
computer-generated special effects with belt, West hopes to keep creating magic for
until late this summer. good old-fashioned cartooning. children and adults around the world. He’s
“I had to call up my mother like, ‘Momma I sooner since his dentist was away performing “I’m really proud that it has resonated looking forward to the Spring 2011 release
blew up a helicopter today. It was so cool,’” he charity work. Lil Wayne’s new sentencing date with people and people like it,” said West, of a new Winnie the Pooh movie under
said. “So I’m excited about that project.” is scheduled for March 2, who is especially proud that kids in New his supervision currently in the production
Stomp the Yard II is also on its way to He is also set to go on trial at the end of Orleans took to the film. “Just to hear them phase—even if there’s not a lot of glitz and
theaters from Rainforest films, according to March on more drug possession and weapons laughing at it—to jokes that aren’t funny to glamour to his new assignment.
Packer, which will feature BET’s “106 & charges, this time related to a January 2008 me anymore because I’ve seen the movie “Winnie doesn’t have any bling,” said
Park’s” Terrence J. arrest in Arizona. He pleaded not guilty to 20 or 30 times by the time it came out—but West. “This is really a throwback version of
multiple felony charges after three guns, 105 to hear them laughing at it fresh or them Winnie the Pooh—the leaves are blowing
Lil Wayne Set for March grams of marijuana, 29 grams of cocaine, being moved by what you did, it’s the whole [and] he gets into some honey and some
Court Dates 41 grams of ecstasy and various drug reason any of us do any of this stuff.” mud puddles and things like that, but no
Multi-platinum selling artist Lil Wayne will paraphernalia were found on his tour bus When discussing the film, West is modest sparkle. He’ll just be handling the sticky
face sentencing for drug and weapon charges during a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint. The about the magnitude of his role and credits situations.”
at the beginning of March. The charges date trial is set for March 30.

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Community News
District Students Set To Perform in DC-CAPital Competition
By AFRO Staff theatre so the public can and choreographer are set to Tickets are now available
attend and see just how return to the judges’ panel, for purchase at The John
The top talented high talented these students are and following their participation F. Kennedy Center for
school performers from the how determined they are to go last year. Performing Arts box office.
District of Columbia will to college.” Following the event, DC- DC-CAP is a non-profit
be showcased in the second The audience, in addition CAP will host its annual gala organization that strives to
annual DC-CAPital Stars to the panel of celebrity dinner dance. enroll public high school and
Talent Competition on March judges, will choose the All District public and charter students in college and
8. winners of the scholarships charter high school students ensure graduation. Through
The event, backed by that will be arranged for were eligible to audition, continuous work, DC-CAP
the D.C. College Access the students’ first year of in which the finalists were has assisted in doubling the
Program (DC-CAP), features college. Eric Lewis, master chosen by a local panel of number of students enrolling
talented, college-bound pianist and Debbie Allen, dancers, vocalists, musicians in college and tripling the
youths displaying their artistic actress, director, producer and educators from the area. number of graduates.
Voting for the top
performers began on the DC-
CAP website on Jan. 25. From
there, the top 44 auditions 10 finalists will be chosen for and we think it may even
Local Couple Wins Dream Wedding
the performance on March 8 be better than last,” said By AFRO Staff
were posted in which the
public chose their favorites in in the Eisenhower Theatre at Argelia Rodriguez, president
The John F. Kennedy Center and CEO, DC-CAP, in a Gabriel Sheffield and
instrumental, vocal, and dance Jasmine Harris of Manassas
categories. Combining tallies for Performing Arts. statement. “And since the
“We are amazed at the demand for tickets was so Park Va., won ESSENCE
from online and input from magazine’s fourth annual “Will
the panel of judges, the top spectacular talent that came high last year, we’ve moved
out to audition this year, the competition to a bigger You Marry Me?” contest.
The result of the contest,

Obama to Speak at Hampton’s sponsored by WE TV and

Tiffany & Co., was announced

on Feb. 12 on a pre-Valentine’s
Day edition of ABC’s “Good
Morning America.”
By AFRO Staff during a town hall meeting “ESSENCE is thrilled that
According to a eurweb. at the campus student so many people logged on to
com report, President Barack center, and they “jumped up vote, and now Gabriel and Courtesy Photo

Obama has signed on to be and cheered.” Jasmine will be able to have the Four finalist couples with Robin Roberts, host, of ABC’s
the commencement speaker In his statement, Harvey wedding of their dreams,” said “Good Morning America.”
at Hampton University in praised Obama’s work and Angela Burt-Murray, editor-
May. his transcendent rise to the in-chief, ESSENCE in a statement. “This year, close to two hundred thousand Essence.com
“We are honored Oval Office. viewers logged on to show their support and vote for their favorite proposal. We wish all of our
that President Obama “His commitment to “Will You Marry Me?” couples the very best as they begin their new lives together.”
has accepted Hampton’s leadership, education The winning couple received a wedding consultation with wedding producer and designer
invitation to speak to our and service is parallel to Diann Valentine and invitations from her new collection, Wedding Paper Divas; a wedding
2010 graduates during our commencement Hampton’s mission from our beginning dress from the David Tutera by Faviana Collection—a dress designed collaboratively by
exercises,” said the school’s President in 1868. …He is an inspiration for our design house Faviana and celebrity wedding planner and host of WE TV’s “My Fair Wedding”
William R. Harvey in a statement. students to make the world a better place by with David Tutera; a cake courtesy of one of the bakers featured on the WE TV hit show,
Yuri Rodgers Milligan, a university becoming the very best leaders, educators, “Amazing Wedding Cakes;” and $10,000 in cash for wedding day essentials.
spokeswoman, told the Daily Press that doctors, lawyers, financial analysts and All of the final four couples, in an on-air twist, received a fantasy honeymoon package in
students learned of the president’s speech scientists that they can be.” Maui courtesy of the Maui Visitors Bureau.

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Wizards Make Big Trades All-Star Turnout

By Stephen D. Riley
AFRO Staff Writer
for Dull-Star Game
By Stephen D. Riley It’s time to start grouping
The Washington Wizards completed phase one of their AFRO Staff Writer NBA All-Star Weekend with
post-Gilbert Arenas rebuilding project during NBA All-Star spectacles such as Mardi
weekend by trading Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood and More than 108,000 Gras, New Year’s Eve in
DeShawn Stevenson to the Dallas Mavericks for Josh Howard, people showed up for the Times Square and your
Drew Gooden, Quinton Ross and James Singleton. Spiraled NBA’s All-Star Weekend alma mater’s homecoming
in the midst of a losing season and currently at the bottom of at the Dallas Cowboys weekend. Seriously, though.
the Southeast Division, the Wizards effectively closed the door Stadium in Arlington, Texas. No one goes to homecoming
on their 2009 season and possibly the 2010 season, but have The largest crowd ever to for the actual football game
equipped themselves with some financial relief. witness a basketball game or the extravagant list of
Three of the four players Washington received in the trade took on more significance events; they go because they
are set to have their contracts expire after this season and a than the actual game itself. know it’s going to be hordes
team option for next year is in place for Howard’s contract, But in reality, the fans of anybodies there and
which Washington may choose to decline. The Wizards are and the crowd was what it unless you’re at the NBA’s
still rumored to be in the works of moving veteran star Antawn was all about anyway. The biggest homecoming, the
Jamison and the $28 million that remains on his contract after NBA’s annual party fest All-Star game, you’ll never
this year, and some basketball critics would say the team owes isn’t about your favorite truly understand the hoopla
it to the hardworking Jamison to remove him from what has player or your favorite team of it all.
become hell on hardwood in Washington. or anything like that. It’s Anytime the sponsors
The Wizards’ season was already sailing south before actually all about you, the associated with the NBA
Arenas and Javaris Crittenton were suspended for the rest of fan. Why else would fans can dig up stars like Chris
the season in January for brandishing illegal firearms after a be the ones responsible Tucker (who’s gained a
dispute between the two got out of hand. for voting and deciding few, eh?), Jesse Jackson
Now with two more starters and some hefty salaries the starting lineups? Why and a Janet Jackson-less
removed from the team, Washington is hoping some cap room else would the NBA throw Jermaine Dupri, they’re
and the possibilities of a high draft pick or two can turn things music stars like Shakira, doing something right.
around for a team that has underachieved for the past few Usher and Alicia Keys on Considering that the crowd
seasons. stage to entertain us? And at NBA All-Star Weekend
“We haven’t achieved the things that we were hoping to,” why else would they put a trumped those of this year’s
Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement to the game that’s typically played Super Bowl, Rose Bowl and
local media. “We just felt like we needed some change and we Courtesy Photo/Wizards/Ned Dishman/NBAE in front of an average crowd Pro Bowl, the NBA along
needed some freshness. Maybe this group together has gotten The Wizards recently traded a few players, including star of 20,000 and place it in with its other professional
a little bit stale. Maybe we needed to go in another direction at Caron Butler, as they rebuild the team. the nation’s largest football siblings may be forced to
this time.” stadium when they know rethink how they go about
With the trade, Washington will knock off more than $14 to adjust to a core of new players, although their previous core the people sitting up in row scheduling venues for their
million from next year’s payroll and could possibly save more wasn’t contributing much in terms of success. Z, section 8 million, can’t marquee events. If the NBA
if Jamison is traded as expected. The acquisition of Howard While the last few years have been frustrating for those see squat? Why? Because can turn out such a crowd
will provide the Wizards with a player with similar talents to associated with the Wizards, fans of the team recognized the fans don’t care where for All-Star Weekend then
Butler, albeit minus the leadership and maturity. After playing the hard work and gritty play from players such as Butler, they sit or what the score is next year’s Super Bowl
a major role in the Mavericks’ NBA Finals appearance in 2005 Haywood and Jamison. or even who plays; they just (which will be hosted at
and receiving an All-Star selection in 2007, Howard’s public “The toughest thing about it was having expectations and want to be there, that’s why. Cowboys Stadium also) has
image had taken a few hits over the last few seasons after he not being able to achieve them, underachieving in the last You can bash NBA a chance to open, rewrite
publicly admitted to using marijuana and has been cited for his two years,” Butler told the media. “Having injuries last year All-Star Weekend all you and resell all the record
inconsistent play and lackluster attitude. and having expectations to compete for a title this season and want about the lackluster books.
However, a change of scenery could be just what Howard having so much go on with adversity and not being able to dunk contest, the number But this year it was all
needs to resurrect his career. While his future in Washington overcome it; that was very tough.” of missing All-Stars out about the NBA and for the
is cloudy at this point, Howard can go a long way to The Wizards’ newest players may see action on Friday, Feb. with injuries or even the game of basketball—which
reestablishing his All-Star form with some solid play and 19 when the team faces the Denver Nuggets at Verizon Center so-so show that was the is largely considered a few
displaying some maturity. But it may be hard for Wizards fans in Washington. actual All-Star game, but notches below its gridiron
that’s easy to do when counterpart—to outdo
you’re sitting at home. college football and the
Howard Women’s Basketball Bowie State Basketball Unless you’re in the actual NFL in terms of fan turnout,

Lady Bison Snap Two- Bulldogs Bite VSU a vicinity to witness the
“A-list celebrities, A-list
that’s saying a whole lot.
Surely the NBA had a major

Game Losing Streak Week before CIAAs athletes and A-list parties,”
you’ll never grasp the
true meaning of All-Star
crutch in the fact that it was
being hosted at Cowboys
Stadium, but NBA All-Star
By Perry Green Weekend. There’s a reason Weekend generally churns
AFRO Sports Editor By AFRO Staff snapped BSU’s why NBA All-Star Weekend out a sellout crowd anyway.
two-game losing annually arrives slightly And placing this year’s
The Howard Lady Bison were desperate for a win after The Bulldogs improved their standing streak. But the behind the Super Bowl. It’s game in a Godzilla-sized
losing two straight games and falling to a standing of 7-5 in the in the Central Interscholastic Athletic Bulldogs made up designed to get our minds venue proves that people
Mid-Eastern Athletic Association after slipping by the Virginia well for the loss off of the fact that the NFL will come out to support
Conference (12-12 State University Trojans, 74-67, on Feb. by taking out the season is set to go on its such an event if they have
overall). Fortunately 15 in Bowie, Md. struggling Trojans eight-month hiatus and the room to support. Last
for them, they were The win eased the pain felt from a to improve to 14-8 for a brief three days, it year’s crowd of 16,382 at
scheduled on Feb. 15 71-53 butt-whooping handed to them overall, 12-6 in the accomplishes just that. Continued on B10
to face the worst team by Virginia Union on Feb. 12, which CIAA and 4-2 in
in the MEAC, Norfolk the Eastern scheduled to begin on Feb. 23 in
State University, and Division. Charlotte, N.C.
took full advantage Bulldogs senior Armond Hill
with a lopsided 71-
41 victory against
recorded career-highs of 24 points Lady Bulldogs Setback with
and 16 rebounds in the win, while Loss
the Spartans at Burr three other BSU players scored
Gymnasium in BSU’s women’s squad are currently
in double figures with senior third in the CIAA East standing with a
Washington, D.C. Andrew Engel adding 13 points
NSU has struggled 13-7 overall record (13-5 conference
on 5-of-8 shooting from the field wise), but they may have slowed down
this year with a 3-18 (3-of-5 behind the arc). Junior
overall record, and their pace for success when they fell to
Eric Vann added another 12 points Virginia State, 62-58, on Feb. 15.
hasn’t won one of its on 4-of-6 shooting, followed by
12 MEAC matchups Bowie State’s Bianca Lee led the
Travis Hyman with 10 points and game with 15 points and four rebounds,
so far this season. The a game-high five blocks.
Spartans’ struggles but VSU simply had too many players
The Bulldogs finished the contributing valuable points with eight
continued Monday game shooting 55 percent from the
night as Howard’s players scoring. Lady Trojans’ Tierney
field as a team, improving their Rock led her team with 11 points
Saadia Doyle and Courtesy Photo/HU
season record to 7-0 in games
Zykia Brown each Saadia Doyle earned her sixth MEAC and four rebounds. VSU is the best
when the team shoots better than team in the CIAA with a 20-4 overall
scored 17 points Rookie of the Week honor this
50 percent in field goals.
to lead a blowout season on the same evening she record, 15-3 in the conference, so the
BSU will play its final regular Lady Bulldogs can take the loss as a
victory against their helped Howard snap a two-game
season game on Feb. 20 in a
conference foe. losing streak. preparation tool for a potential
repeat matchup against Virginia repeat matchup against the Lady
Both Doyle, a Union. The Bulldogs, currently
5-foot-11-inch tall Trojans in the CIAA Championship
in second place in the CIAA Tournament.
freshman forward and Brown, a 5-foot-8-inch junior guard, East, are looking to win the game
have led Howard in scoring the entire season, averaging nearly Courtesy Photo/BSU and take momentum into the
BSU will receive its official seeding
40 points combined. Brown was honored last week for her BSU senior Andrew Engel helped his in the tourney following its final regular
CIAA Championship tournament season game on Feb. 20.
outstanding performances, and Doyle was just announced the team improve to 12-6 in the CIAA just a
MEAC Rookie of the Week for the sixth time this year before week before they participate in the CIAA
Continued on B9 Championship Tourney.
February 20, 2010 - February 26, 2010, The Washington Afro-American B9
Howard Track and Field
Five Honored at MEAC Championship
By AFRO Staff Douglass, Jami Hardy and Symone Glover earn second place.
Hardy also earned a silver medal in the 800-meter run with a
Howard racked up on honors at the Mid-Eastern Athletic time of two minutes, 13.92 seconds. She also earned second
Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship on Feb. 13 at team honors. The entire Lady Bison squad placed sixth overall.
the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex. Meanwhile, the men’s squad saw Benjamin Rosa place
Five Bison track and field members received All-Conference third in the triple jump with a leap of 14.18 meters (46 feet, 5
honors for their performances in the meet, including Howard inches), which earned him third team All-MEAC honors. With
track star Landria Buckley, who was named to the All-MEAC no other male members placing, the squad fell to 11th overall in
first team after winning the 60-meter hurdles with a time ranking.
of 8.45. Buckley was also named to the All-MEAC second Howard will now prepare for the NCAA Indoor
team for her placing second in the 200-meter dash. She also Championship scheduled for March 5 in College Station,
participated in the 4x400 meter relay race, helping Danielle Texas.

Local Basketball Legend Dies at 81

By AFRO Staff Michael Sessoms, Valley.
Jo-Jo Hicks, Armstrong had a similar
McKinley J.H. “Nehru” Brown, impact on another small,
Armstrong, a tour de force Jeffrey Harrison, similarly segregated school in
in the District’s thriving high James Monroe, Southern Pines, N.C., formerly
school basketball scene, James Gorham, called West Southern Pines
leaves behind a legacy Xavier Yeoman, School (WSP). He coached the
of professionalism and Arthur Williams, boys and girls basketball teams
sportsmanship. The 81-year- “Cricket” Williams and helped drive the school’s
old McKinley Technical and “Zip” Evans. young men to the state Courtesy Photo/HU
High School athletic director, “I remember championships three years in Landria Buckley was named to the All-Conference first
husband, father and father when we were a row. Perhaps most valuable team after winning the 60-meter hurdles at the MEAC
figure to numerous city on our way to to the coach’s former students Indoor Championship.
students, died Feb. 12 at the championship and were the words of wisdom and
Washington Hospital Center. a sports reporter life lessons he imparted along
Born in Winston Salem, visited one of our the way.
N.C., on Aug. 5, 1928, practices,” recalled “We had him as our
Armstrong was reared in an Kevin Tatum, now homeroom teacher from
Courtesy Photo
era where Jim Crow laws a sportswriter for eighth grade through 12th
McKinley J.H. Armstrong, a
made life insufferable for the Philadelphia grade,” recalled David
championship-winning basketball
some African Americans. As Inquirer, in a Charles Reed, WSP class
coach at McKinley Tech High School,
an athletically talented teen, release sent to the of 1961. “Mr. Armstrong
died at age 81.
Armstrong’s mother forbade AFRO. “He asked wanted us to achieve. He
him to play high school Mr. Armstrong prepared us to face life. We
football, but the budding services at St. Anthony of who the ‘stars’ didn’t know anything about
sportsman threatened to quit Padua Catholic Church where were on the team. Mr. balancing a checkbook. He
school. His mother relented he was once a member of the Armstrong said, ‘Sir, stars taught us how to do that. He
and allowed Armstrong to join Knights of Columbus. only come out at night!’ That taught us things outside of
the local football team and It was during the 1960s was Mckinley Armstrong.” the books about morals and
the gifted student went go on that Armstrong began to For many of his athletes, achieving and never quitting.”
to earn a football scholarship make his mark on the city’s Armstrong was a much- Armstrong is survived by
to Central, a historically basketball scene. Under his needed father figure. his wife of 52 years, Annie C.
Black college in Durham, leadership, the Mckinley “He was very good coach, Armstrong; five children: Chip
N.C. During his college Tech Trainers dominated the but even a better man,” said Armstrong of Washington,
years, he played drums in the area throughout the late ‘60s Micheal Tucker, who started D.C., Jenice Armstrong
marching band and pledged and early ‘70s. According to for Mckinley as a senior in Turner of Burlington, N.J.,
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity in the D.C. Basketball Blog, in 1966, in a statement. Cheryl A. Capers of Dublin,
addition to participating in the 1969 he coached what was “He taught me so much in Ohio, Carolyn Armstrong
various sports programs. known as Tech’s legendary that one year. Mr. Armstrong of Washington, D.C. and
After graduating, “Magnificent Seven.” That used to tell us, ‘Any job, big Marilyn Armstrong of
Armstrong served in the championship team amazingly or small, do it well, or not at Washington, D.C.; three
Korean War as a sergeant in featured four starters who all.’ Everything I do now, I siblings: Charles Armstrong
the United States Army before were named to the Washington work hard at it.” of Oxon Hill, Louise Powell
embarking on a teaching Post and Washington Star’s Before Armstrong arrived of Durham, N.C., and Georgia
career. The veteran’s passion first team All-Metropolitan in the District, he worked in Bass of Temple Hills; five
for learning led him George roster. Two players from Front Royal, Va., at a small grandchildren; two sons-in-
Washington University where the team were drafted into racially segregated Black law, Dr. Quinn Capers IV and
he received a master’s degree the National Basketball school called Criser High Cameron Turner, many loving
in education. He completed Association (Ronnie Hogue School, which was built in inlaws as well nieces and
further study at the University and Tim Bassett), while two 1959 to keep Blacks out of nephews.
of California, Los Angeles, other players were drafted into White’s-only Warren County A burial will take place
University of Michigan and the National Football League High School. After moving Feb. 20 at St. Anthony of
University of Virginia. (James Buckmon and Lonnie his young family to the area Padua Catholic Church, at
A long-time resident of the Perrin). in 1961, he transformed a 12th and Monroe streets,
Brookland neighborhood in Other basketball greats fledgling sports program into N.E., D.C. The funeral begins
Northeast Washington, D.C., who played under Armstrong one of the most respected at 10 a.m. following a 9 a.m.
he was a regular at early include Ernest Lewis, teams in the Shenandoah viewing also at the church.
Internment will immediately
Lady Bison follow at Ft. Lincoln
Cemetery in Brentwood, Md.
Continued from B8
Monday’s game began. She tournament. A game like this fixed the little things. We’re Jenice Armstrong
finished the night, recording can do nothing but help their looking forward to the trip to contributed to this report.
her 15th double-double of the confidence.” Florida because every game
season with 17 points and 11 But beyond scoring, gets bigger as the regular
rebounds. Howard was able to dominate season ends and the MEAC
But the Lady Bison were because of the stellar defense tournament starts.”
able to cruise to their biggest
win of the season because of
played and its outstanding
job at rebounding. The Lady
Bison Men Struggle
the contributions made by
other players on the team that
Bison forced 18 turnovers
that resulted in 17 points, and with Norfolk GUYS NIGHT OUT
stepped up. Howard’s Kara scored 15 points off second Howard’s Dadrian Collins
Smith, Cheyenne Curley- chance opportunities. was recently named the
Payne and Portia Deterville “After last Saturday’s loss MEAC Rookie of the Week
combined to score 27 points, (to North Carolina A&T), we for the fourth time this season,
along with 13 rebounds. placed emphasis on defense but that didn’t help the Bison
“Cheyenne stepped up big that would give us some easy from collecting its fifth loss
for us,” said Howard coach baskets,” coach Geckeler in six games as they fell to
Niki Reid Geckeler of her explained after the game. “We Norfolk State, 72-52, on Feb. CONNECT WITH THE GUYS AT THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS
freshman point guard. “She also played with a lot more 15. VS. NEW YORK KNICKS GAME ON FRI., FEB. 26TH AT 7PM!
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Nate Robinson Wins Third

Darrell Green Still Fast spending money on veteran
at 50 free-agents, so the two may
Former Washington be a perfect match for each

Dunk Contest Redskins cornerback Darrell

Green celebrated his 50th
birthday Feb. 15, but
promoting Larry Hess to
the head athletic trainer
Little experienced off-
field trouble when he crashed
By AFRO Staff was ushered onto the court Chauncey Billups, New York the “old man” may still position. The team also his car into and killed Susan
with the Dallas Cowboys Knicks’ Danilio Gallinari, be faster than most of hired Paul Kelly as the Gutweiler over 10 years
New York Knicks star Cheerleaders. His ability to and 2009 three-point champ the cornerbacks assistant to the head ago in St. Louis. His blood
Nate Robinson became the leap with athletes at least 8 Daquan Cook; all three currently coach/football alcohol level at the scene of
first player in NBA history inches taller inspired fans to were eliminated in first on the administration. the accident measured 0.19
to win the slam dunk contest name him the first three-time round. Redskins’ Hess served percent, a level in excess
three times after edging slam dunk Pierce’s performance roster. the last four of the statutory level of
out Toronto Raptors rookie Green, seasons as intoxication (0.08) in the
DeMar DeRozan in the final who was the ‘Skins’ state of Missouri. He received
round on Feb. 13 during All- inducted director of 90 days in jail, four years
Star Weekend festivities in into rehabilitation probation and 1,000 hours of
Dallas. the Pro and spent community service.
The 5-foot-9-inch guard Football four
has shocked several fan Hall of seasons
favorites the past two dunk Fame two Darrell Green turns 50. Courtesy Photo previous
contests, and did the same
this year. But after barely
years ago,
was one
to that as a
assistant athletic trainer. Kelly
beating DeRozan by earning
51 percent of the fan vote,
of the fastest players in the
league during his 20-year
last worked as an assistant to
head coach Bill Callahan in
Continued from B8
Robinson announced he won’t tenure with the Redskins. He Oakland, and Jon Gruden in
be going for a fourth title next proved he’s still one of the both Oakland and Tampa Bay.
fastest around when he ran a the US Airways Center in
season. For the undersized
4.43 in the 40-yard dash in Arizona is peanuts compared
underdog, three is plenty
Orlando, Fla., on Monday,
Leonard Little May to this year’s monster. And,
according to Profootballtalk. Come to Washington after reports surfaced over
“No, no, no, no, no. I
com. Once the coaching staff is the weekend that the NBA
don’t think I can bear that
Green bragged about his squared away, the Redskins is scheduled to lose $400
anymore. I’m just happy with
time via his Twitter account. will focus on recruiting talent million this season alone,
this third one,” Robinson
The tweet read: “…Quick and may be interested in NBA Commissioner David
told the media after receiving
update from the Birthday defensive end Leonard Little. Stern may have to seriously
his slam dunk championship
Boy:)…I think today I Little, a former elite consider hosting the All-Star
trophy. “This is the last one.”
became the fastest 50 year defensive end who recently game at football stadiums
Robinson stood out the
old in the world! @9AM became an unrestricted free for a few seasons until the
most to the fans and judges
today, I celebrated my 50th agent, hasn’t decided yet if economy turns around.
in what was perhaps the Courtesy Photo/NBA
BDay by running the 40 yard he’ll play football in 2010. All-Star Weekend to the
least exciting dunk contest Knicks guard Nate Robinson became the first- ever three-
dash in Orlando, Florida in But according to an ESPN- NBA is like Black Friday to
in recent years. Other time slam dunk champ on Feb. 13.
a time of 4.43! FYI, all born affiliated sports talk radio a retailer so it doesn’t matter
contestants included the Los
between 1946 -1964 are baby station in St. Louis, recently how, why or what the fans
Angeles Lakers’ Shannon
boomers...I’m guessing that hired Redskins defensive are buying, as long as they’re
Brown and Charlotte Bobcats’
makes me the fastest baby coordinator Jim Haslett has buying. Next year’s game is
Gerald Wallace, who both champ. makes up for the
boomer! I would say, that’s spoken out in favor of the scheduled for Los Angeles,
were eliminated after shooting Meanwhile, Boston Celtics unimpressive display he put
really booming. Are you?..” Little, saying the defensive to be followed by a stint
lackluster dunks in the first star Paul Pierce won the up when he participated in the
end could still be a productive in Orlando in 2012. After
round. three-point contest, becoming 2002 three-point contest.
NFL player. that, it’s up for grabs. But,
DeRozan performed the the first Celtic player to “I worked on it; I really Redskins Add New
Little has been a member judging off what’s already
most difficult dunks and win the contest since the took pride in it. In ’02 I stunk Coaches of the St. Louis Rams his been proven, regardless of the
earned the only perfect score legendary Larry Bird. it up. I wanted to come in here The Washington Redskins entire career, including from venue, the fans will show up.
in the contest with a 50 after Pierce earned a score of and put on a show,” Pierce said are still in the process of 2006-2008 when Haslett was For Stern’s sake, he may want
catching a pass off the side of 20 in the final round to beat during a post-contest interview. rebuilding their coaching staff the Rams’ head coach. The to program Cowboys’ owner
the backboard and dunking out Golden State Warriors “I had to work on getting the under the direction of new Redskins are in search for Jerry Jones’ phone number
it with his right hand on the rookie Stephon Curry, who technique down and knowing head coach Mike Shanahan. an effective pass-rusher, and into his cell, because after
other side of the hoop. scored only 17 points in the what side to pull the ball from, They edged closer to team owner Daniel Snyder 2012 the two may be seeing
But “little Nate” captured final round. Other participants stuff like that. I knew if I got completing their process after has never shied away from more of each other.
the fan’s attention when he included Denver Nuggets star hot I could win it.”
February 20, 2010 - February 26, 2010, The Washington Afro-American B11

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heirs and heirs whose of Wills with a copy to Washington Law CLASSIFICATION
Superior Court of SUPERIOR COURT OF
the District of whereabouts are un- the undersigned, on or Reporter (Room, Apt, House, etc.) INSERTION DATE:
Columbia COLUMBIA known shall enter their before August 5, 2010,
Civil Division appearance in this or be forever barred. Personal
Case No. 0000528-10 Washington, D.C. proceeding. Objections Persons believed to be
IN RE: to such appointment heirs or legatees of the TRUE TEST COPY
Conrad Eric Kendrick
Foreign No.
shall be filed with the
Register of Wills, D.C.,
decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
ORDER OF Date of Death 515 5th Street, N.W., tice by mail within 25 Superior Court of
PUBLICATION February 8, 2009 3rd Floor Washington, days of its first publica- the District of
Conrad Eric Kendrick
Anne S Whitlock
D.C. 20001, on or be-
fore August 5, 2010.
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ-
District of Columbia
Legal Advertising Rates
Claims against the de- ing name, address and
having filed a complaint
for judgment changing
APPOINTMENT cedent shall be pre- relationship.
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131 Effective October 1, 2006
Conrad Eric Kendrick OF FOREIGN sented to the under- Date of Publication: Administration No.
name to Conrad Eric PERSONAL signed with a copy to the February 5, 2010 50-10
Williams and having ap- REPRESENTATIVE Register of Wills or filed
with the Register of Wills
Name of newspaper:
plied to the court for an AND Decedent
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signed, on or before Au-
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the notice required by CREDITORS 1140 Connecticut Ave
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Harry A. Copp whose
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address is 3303
day of January 2010. McCartney Road, believed to be heirs or Representative Attorney
ORDERED, that all per- Youngstown, OH 44505 legatees of the decedent TRUE TEST COPY NOTICE OF
who do not receive a REGISTER OF WILLS
sons concerned show
cause, if any there be,
was appointed personal
representative of the copy of this notice by 2/5, 2/12, 2/19
on or before the 4th day estate of Anne S. Whit- mail within 25 days of its Superior Court of CREDITORS
of March 2010, why the lock, deceased, on Pro- first publication shall so the District of AND NOTICE TO
inform the Register of a. Order Nisi $ 60 per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks
prayers of said com- bate, Court for District of Columbia UNKNOWN HEIRS
plaint should not be Mahoning County, State Wills, including name, PROBATE DIVISION J o s e p h L . H o o p e r, b. Small Estates (single publication) $ 50 per insertion
granted; provided that a of Ohio on May 18, address and relation- Washington, D.C. whose address is 1111
ship. c. Notice to Creditors
copy of this order be 2009. 20001-2131 Montello Avenue, NE.
published once a week Service of process may Date of Publication: Administration No. Washington DC 20002 1. Domestic $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
for three consecutive February 5, 2010 2010ADM62 was appointed personal
be made upon Brett D.
Name of newspaper: 2. Foreign $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
weeks before said day Orlove, Esq. 2000 L Wirt Henry representative of the
in the Afro-American. Street, NW Suite 675, Afro-American Decedent estate of Annie Ree d. Escheated Estates $ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
JUDGE Washington Law Kurt Berlin Esq. Hooper, who died on
Washington DC 20036
Reporter e. Standard Probates $ 125.00
A TRUE COPY TEST: whose designation as Obergh and Berlin October 20, 2009 with a
2/5, 2/12, 2/19 District of Columbia Gary V. Moore 1424 K Street NW will, and will serve with-
Personal Suite 300 out Court supervision.
Superior Court of agent has been filed
with the Register of Representative Washington DC 20005 All unknown heirs and CIVIL NOTICES
the District of TRUE TEST COPY
Wills, D.C. Attorney h e i r s w h o s e
Civil Division The decendent owned
2/5, 2/12, 2/19
NOTICE OF whereabouts are un- a. Name Changes 202-879-1133 $ 80.00
District of Columbia per- APPOINTMENT, known shall enter their
Case No. 0000397-10
sonal property.Claims NOTICE TO appearance in this b. Real Property $ 200.00
IN RE: Superior Court of
against the decedent the District of CREDITORS proceeding. Objections
Norman William
may be presented to the District of Columbia AND NOTICE TO to such appointment (or
to the probate of de-
Applicant undersigned and filed
with the Register of Wills
Gladys Harris, whose cedent´s will) shall be FAMILY COURT
ORDER OF Washington, D.C.
for the District of Colum- 20001-2131 address is 1250 Owen filed with the Register of 202-879-1212
bia, 515 5th Street, NW Administration No. Place, NE, Washington Wills, D.C., 515 5th
3rd Floor Washington, 2010ADM58 DC 20002 was ap- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Norman William
Gholson having filed a D.C. 20001 within 6 Mary Gardiner Jones pointed personal repre- Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
20001, on or before Au-
complaint for judgment months from the date of Decedent sentative of the estate of
changing Norman Wil- first publication of this David Booth Beers Wirt Henry, who died on gust 5, 2010. Claims 202-879-0157
notice. (Strike preceding Esq/Goodwin Procter October 9, 2009 with a against the decedent
liam Gholson name to
sentence if no real LLP, 901 New York Ave will, and will serve with- shall be presented to the a. Absent Defendant $ 150.00
Norman William
estate.) Washington, DC 20001 out Court supervision. undersigned with a copy
Gholson b. Absolute Divorce $ 150.00
Harry A. Copp Attorney All unknown heirs and to the Register of Wills
Von Holtzendorff
Personal NOTICE OF h e i r s w h o s e or filed with the Register c. Custody Divorce $ 150.00
and having applied to
Representative APPOINTMENT, whereabouts are un- of Wills with a copy to
the court for an Order of
TRUE TEST COPY NOTICE TO known shall enter their the undersigned, on or
Publication of the notice
REGISTER OF WILLS CREDITORS appearance in this before August 5, 2010,
required by law in such
cases; it is by the Court Date of first publication: AND NOTICE TO proceeding. Objections or be forever barred. To place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262
Febrauary 5, 2010 UNKNOWN HEIRS to such appointment (or Persons believed to be Public Notices $50.00 & up depending on size
this 26 day of January,
Name of newspapers Charles Hewlett Wat- to the probate of de- heirs or legatees of the
2010. Baltimore Legal Notices are $24.15 per inch.
and/or periodical: kins, whose address is cedent´s will) shall be decedent who do not re-
ORDERED, that all per-
The Daily Washington 12 Randall Road, filed with the Register of ceive a copy of this no- There is no flat rate — 1-800 (AFRO) 892
sons concerned show
Law Reporter Princeton, NJ 08540 Wills, D.C., 515 5th tice by mail within 25
cause, if any there be,
The Afro-American Street, N.W., 3rd Floor days of its first publica- For Proof of Publication, please call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244
on or before the 2nd day was appointed personal
2/5, 2/12, 2/19 representative of the Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . tion shall so inform the
of March, 2010, why the
prayers of said com- estate of Mary Gardiner 20001, on or before Au- Register of Wills, includ- LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES
Superior Court of gust 5, 2010. Claims ing name, address and g
plaint should not be the District of Jones, who died on or be forever barred. D.C. 20001, on or be- weeks before said day with a copy to the under-
December 23, 2009 with against the decedent relationship.
granted; provided that a District of Columbia Persons believed to be fore August 5, 2010. in the Afro-American. signed, on or before Au-
a will, and will serve shall be presented to the Date of Publication:
copy of this order be PROBATE DIVISION heirs or legatees of the Claims against the de- JUDGE gust 12, 2010, or be for-
without Court supervi- undersigned with a copy February 5, 2010
published once a week Washington, D.C. decedent who do not re- cedent shall be pre- A TRUE COPY TEST: ever barred. Persons
sion. All unknown heirs to the Register of Wills Name of newspaper:
for three consecutive 20001-2131 ceive a copy of this no- sented to the under- 0
that pursuant to SCR believed to be heirs or
and heirs whose or filed with the Register Afro-American
weeks before said day Administration No. tice by mail within 25 signed with a copy to the 205(b) notice be sent to legatees of the decedent
whereabouts are un- of Wills with a copy to Washington Law
in the Afro-American. 2010ADM27 days of its first publica- Register of Wills or filed applicants creditors by who do not receive a
known shall enter their the undersigned, on or Reporter
JUDGE James M. Matthews tion shall so inform the with the Register of Wills registered or certified copy of this notice by
appearance in this before August 5, 2010, Joseph L. Hooper
A TRUE COPY TEST: Decedent Register of Wills, includ- with a copy to the under- mail and the proof of mail within 25 days of its
proceeding. Objections or be forever barred. Personal
2/5, 2/12, 2/19 NOTICE OF ing name, address and signed, on or before Au- service of mailing be first publication shall so
to such appointment (or Persons believed to be Representative
Superior Court of APPOINTMENT, heirs or legatees of the TRUE TEST COPY relationship. gust 5, 2010, or be for- made in the manner pro- inform the Register of
NOTICE TO to the probate of de- Date of Publication: ever barred. Persons vided in SCR Probate Wills, including name,
the District of decedent who do not re- REGISTER OF WILLS
CREDITORS cedent´s will) shall be February 5, 2010 believed to be heirs or Rule 19(b). address and relation-
Columbia ceive a copy of this no- 2/5, 2/12, 2/19
AND NOTICE TO filed with the Register of Name of newspaper: legatees of the decedent
that pursuant to SCR ship.
Civil Division tice by mail within 25
Case No. 7207-2009 UNKNOWN HEIRS Wills, D.C., 515 5th Superior Court of Afro-American who do not receive a 205(b) notice be sent to Date of Publication:
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor days of its first publica- Bankruptcy Court by reg-
IN RE: Nettie Matthews, whose the District of Washington Law copy of this notice by February 12, 2010
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . tion shall so inform the istered or certified mail
Ricardo Francisco address is 1956 Third District of Columbia Reporter mail within 25 days of its Name of newspaper:
20001, on or before Au- Register of Wills, includ- and that proof of service
Henry Street, NE #3, Washing- PROBATE DIVISION Rosalind Reid first publication shall so Afro-American
gust 5, 2010. Claims ing name, address and of mailing be made in the
Applicant ton DC 20002 was ap- Washington, D.C. Personal inform the Register of Washington Law
against the decedent relationship. manner provided in SCR
ORDER OF pointed personal repre- 20001-2131 Representative Wills, including name, Reporter
shall be presented to the Date of Publication: Probate Rule 199b).
PUBLICATION sentative of the estate of Administration No. TRUE TEST COPY address and relation- Donna S. Davis
undersigned with a copy February 5, 2010 2/12, 2/19, 2/26
CHANGE OF NAME James M. Matthews, 2009ADM000655 REGISTER OF WILLS ship. Leslie L.D. Frazier
to the Register of Wills Name of newspaper:
Ricardo Francisco who died on October 21, Idella McKnight 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 Date of Publication: Superior Court of Personal
or filed with the Register Afro-American
Henry having filed a 2009 without a will, and Decedent February 5, 2010 the District of Representative
of Wills with a copy to Washington Law Superior Court of
complaint for judgment will serve without Court Kenneth Rosenau, Esq Name of newspaper: District of Columbia TRUE TEST COPY
the undersigned, on or Reporter the District of
changing Ricardo supervision. All un- 1304 Rhode Island Ave Afro-American PROBATE DIVISION REGISTER OF WILLS
before August 5, 2010, Gladys Harris District of Columbia
Francisco Henry name known heirs and heirs NW, Washington DC Washington Law Washington, D.C. 2/12, 2/19, 2/26
or be forever barred. Personal PROBATE DIVISION
to Phoenix Jude Mirage whose whereabouts are 20005 Reporter 20001-2131
Persons believed to be Representative Washington, D.C.
and having applied to unknown shall enter 202-387-8680 Damali Flippen Administration No. Superior Court of
heirs or legatees of the TRUE TEST COPY 20001-2131
the court for an Order of their appearance in this Attorney Saida A. Majid 2010ADM73 the District of
decedent who do not re- REGISTER OF WILLS Administration No.
Publication of the notice proceeding. Objections NOTICE OF Personal Leslie Y. Davis District of Columbia
ceive a copy of this no- 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 0001092-09
required by law in such to such appointment APPOINTMENT, Representative Decedent PROBATE DIVISION
cases; it is by the Court shall be filed with the tice by mail within 25 Superior Court of NOTICE TO William Woodrow TRUE TEST COPY Washington, D.C.
Andrew, Jr. Attorney
this 22 day of January Register of Wills, D.C., days of its first publica- the District of CREDITORS REGISTER OF WILLS NOTICE OF 20001-2131
2010. 515 5th Street, N.W., tion shall so inform the District of Columbia AND NOTICE TO Decedent 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 Administration No.
Courtney J. Boozer APPOINTMENT,
ORDERED, that all per- 3rd Floor Washington, Register of Wills, includ- PROBATE DIVISION UNKNOWN HEIRS NOTICE TO 2010ADM81
sons concerned show D.C. 20001, on or be- ing name, address and Washington, D.C. Rosalind Reid, whose Esq Superior Court of Lavonda Nicole King
700 E Street, SE CREDITORS
cause, if any there be, fore August 5, 2010. relationship. 20001-2131 address is 711 Tewk- the District of AND NOTICE TO Decedent
on or before the 25th Claims against the de- Date of Publication: Administration No. sbury Place, NW Washington, DC 20003 Columbia 1211 Connecticut Ave
day of February 2010, cedent shall be pre- February 5, 2010 2010ADM36 Washington DC 20012 Civil Division Donna S. Davis and NW Suite 506
why the prayers of said sented to the under- Name of newspaper: Evelyn U. Johnson was appointed personal NOTICE OF Case No. 600-10 Washington, DC 20036
APPOINTMENT, Leslie L.D. Frazier,
complaint should not be signed with a copy to the Afro-American Decedent representative of the IN RE: whose address are 400 Attorney
granted; provided that a Register of Wills or filed Washington Law Law Offices of estate of Idella V. NOTICE TO Debra Lynn Smith NOTICE OF
copy of this order be with the Register of Wills Reporter Wesley L. Clarke McKnight, who died on Applicant Washington DC 20019 APPOINTMENT,
published once a week with a copy to the under- Charles Hewlett Watkins 1629 K. Street February 4, 2009 with a AND NOTICE TO ORDER OF NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS were appointed per-
for three consecutive signed, on or before Au- Personal Suite 300 will, and will serve with- PUBLICATION sonal representative of CREDITORS
weeks before said day gust 5, 2010, or be for- Representative Wash. DC, 20006 out Court supervision. Saida Abdul Majid and CHANGE OF NAME AND NOTICE TO
Damali Flippen, whose the estate of Leslie Y.
in the Afro-American. ever barred. Persons TRUE TEST COPY Attorney All unknown heirs and Debra Lynn Smith hav- UNKNOWN HEIRS
address(es) are 36 Dun- Davis, who died on
that pursuant to SCR believed to be heirs or REGISTER OF WILLS NOTICE OF h e i r s w h o s e ing filed a complaint for Jose Bimbo II, whose
205(b) notice be sent to can Ave, Apt E2, Jersey October 26, 2005 with-
legatees of the decedent 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 APPOINTMENT, whereabouts are un- judgment changing out a will, and will serve address is 1211 Abel
the D.C. Chief of Police who do not receive a NOTICE TO known shall enter their City, NJ 07304 and 659 Debra Lynn Smith name Avenue, Capital
and to the D.C. Depart- Superior Court of K St., NE Washington, without Court supervi-
copy of this notice by the District of CREDITORS appearance in this to Deborah Lynn Steiner sion. All unknown heirs Heights, MD 20743 was
ment of Corrections by mail within 25 days of its AND NOTICE TO proceeding. Objections DC 20002 were ap- and having applied to appointed personal re-
registered or certified District of Columbia pointed personal repre- and heirs whose
first publication shall so PROBATE DIVISION UNKNOWN HEIRS to such appointment (or the court for an Order of whereabouts are un- presentative of the
mail and that proof of inform the Register of Betty Miller, whose ad- to the probate of de- sentative(s) of the estate Publication of the notice estate of Lavonda
service of mailing be Washington, D.C. of William Woodrow An- known shall enter their
Wills, including name, 20001-2131 dress is 4408 Doncaster cedent´s will) shall be required by law in such appearance in this Nicole King, who died
made in the manner pro- Drive, Ellicot City, MD filed with the Register of drews, Jr. who died on cases; it is by the Court on June 22, 2009 with-
address and relation- Administration No. proceeding. Objections
vided in SCR Probate 21043 was appointed Wills, D.C., 515 5th April 21, 2009 without a out a will, and will serve
ship. 2010ADM35 this 1st day of February to such appointment
Rule 14(b). personal representative Street, N.W., 3rd Floor will, and will serve with- without Court supervi-
Date of Publication: Peggy E. McClow 2010. shall be filed with the
that pursuant to SCR Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . out Court supervision. sion. All unknown heirs
February 5, 2010 Decedent of the estate of Evelyn ORDERED, that all per- Register of Wills, D.C.,
205(b) notice be sent to 20001, on or before Au- All unknown heirs and and heirs whose
Name of newspaper: Karl-Henri Gauvin Esq U. Johnson, who died sons concerned show 515 5th Street, N.W.,
Bankruptcy Court by gust 5, 2010. Claims h e i r s w h o s e whereabouts are un-
registered or verified Afro-American 1200 G Street NW on December 23, 2009 cause, if any there be, 3rd Floor Washington,
Washington Law with a will, and will serve against the decedent whereabouts are un- on or before the 8th day known shall enter their
mail and that proof of Suite 800 known shall enter their D.C. 20001, on or be-
Reporter Washington, DC 20005 without Court supervi- shall be presented to the of March 2010, why the fore August 12, 2010. appearance in this
service of mailing be undersigned with a copy appearance in this
Nettie Matthews Attorney sion. All unknown heirs prayers of said com- Claims against the de- proceeding. Objections
made in the manner pro- to the Register of Wills proceeding. Objections
vided in SCR Probate Personal NOTICE OF and heirs whose plaint should not be cedent shall be pre- to such appointment
Representative whereabouts are un- or filed with the Register to such appointment granted; provided that a shall be filed with the
Rule 19(b). APPOINTMENT, shall be filed with the sented to the under-
TRUE TEST COPY NOTICE TO known shall enter their of Wills with a copy to copy of this order be signed with a copy to the Register of Wills, D.C.,
JUDGE the undersigned, on or Register of Wills, D.C.,
A TRUE COPY TEST: REGISTER OF WILLS CREDITORS appearance in this published once a week Register of Wills or filed 515 5th Street, N.W.,
2/5, 2/12, 2/19 proceeding. Objections before August 5, 2010, 515 5th Street, N.W., for three consecutive 3rd Floor Washington,
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Date of Publication: known shall enter their Personal Advanced Veterinary (SCHOOLS)
February 12, 2010 appearance in this Representative Treatments. Free Towing,
Name of newspaper: TRUE TEST COPY IRS TAX DEDUCTION. Delta Career Academy
proceeding. Objections
Afro-American to such appointment REGISTER OF WILLS Non-runners 1-866-912- Training Drivers Class-A
Washington Law shall be filed with the 2/19, 2/26, 3/5 GIVE CDL. Job placement
Reporter Register of Wills, D.C., assistance. Regional or
Marsha D Bush 515 5th Street, N.W., Superior Court of Long Haul. Call Mon thru
Joyce I. Mills the District of DONATE YOUR VEHI-
3rd Floor Washington, Fri 7-5 (800) 883-0171.
Frances M. Burrell District of Columbia CLE RECEIVE FREE
D.C. 20001, on or be- PROBATE DIVISION Member BBB. Classes
Personal fore August 19, 2010. VACATION VOUCHER
Representative Washington, D.C. Start Monday.
Claims against the de- 20001-2131 UNITED
TRUE TEST COPY cedent shall be pre- Administration No. BREAST CANCER
REGISTER OF WILLS sented to the under-
2/12, 2/19, 2/26 signed with a copy to the
Rachel R. McCannon
Mammograms, Breast
Register of Wills or filed Decedent
Cancer Info www.ubcf.info SALE
SUBCONTRACTORS with the Register of Wills James E. McCollum Jr
Pre-Bid Meeting with a copy to the under- 7309 Baltimore Ave FREE Towing, Tax Closeout Sale- Coastal
02/22/10 at Hamel signed, on or before Au- Suite 117 Deductible, Non-Runners
Builders DC office,
North Carolina gated
gust 19, 2010, or be for- College Park, MD Accepted, 1-888-468- waterfront community with
2520 Pennsylvania Ave,
SE, (202-584-2100) ever barred. Persons 20741 5964
Attorney marina. Lots as low as
-1pm to 4pm - for cer- believed to be heirs or
tified CBEs, SBEs, legatees of the decedent NOTICE OF $39,900; easy access
MBEs, WBEs - to dis-
cuss Hamel project
who do not receive a
Atlantic Ocean. Purchase
copy of this notice by
called Heights at CREDITORS TRAINING
mail within 25 days of its AND NOTICE TO
by 4/1/10, save 10%.
Georgia Ave (3232 first publication shall so Financing available. 1-
Georgia Avenue NW, UNKNOWN HEIRS Free Paramedic training
inform the Register of Bertha R. Dockett, Paul 800-566-5263 ncwater-
Washington, DC) - Wills, including name, for those that qualify.
bidding documents C McCannon, Sr., Ger- frontproperties.com
address and relation- aldine M. Coats and Must be a DC resident and
will be available for ship.
pickup. Evelyn Contee whose meet DOES eligibility. 202
Date of Publication: address(es) are 624
February 19, 2010 Gist Ave, Silver Spring,
552-7385 near Metro LOTS &
SUPERIOR COURT OF Name of newspaper: Md 20910, 6904 Em-
THE DISTRICT OF Afro-American erson Street, Landover
COLUMBIA Washington Law Hills, Md 20784, 3517 com CLOSEOUT SALE!
PROBATE DIVISION Reporter 26th Ave., Temple Hills, JAMES RIVERFRONT 1.6
Washington, D.C. Everett A. Coleman MD. 20748, and 905 Al-
acres, 151’ on James, just
20001-2131 Personal l i s o n S t r e e t , N W. ,
Washington, DC 20011
EMPLOYMENT $249,900. Or 2.4 acres,
Administration No. Representative
2010ADM78 TRUE TEST COPY were appointed per- Sales Professionals water view only $129,900.
sonal representative(s)
Estate of REGISTER OF WILLS Wanted Recession proof High elevation, hardwood
Grace R Gwaltney
2/19, 2/26, 3/5
of the estate of Rachel
R. McCannon, who died
on August 13, 2009 with
industry, prequalified leads setting, 900+ acres of
helping Seniors. Positive green space for privacy,
Strictly Personal
Superior Court of
the District of a will, and will serve
without Court supervi-
attitude and communica- peace, quiet. Paved roads, Pen Pals
District of Columbia
sion. All unknown heirs tion skills required. U/G utilities, sewer, water.
Notice is hereby given
PROBATE DIVISION and heirs whose Excellent Benefits, Growth Come see beautiful new I’m involving God’s help to write the perfect ad! Psst...Psst..., I’m seeking a Ms./Miss or
that a petition has been
Washington, D.C. whereabouts are un- Potential. $75,000plus. homes under construction.
filed in this Court by
20001-2131 known shall enter their Call Mr.Holland toll-free 1- Excellent financing. Call Mrs. who’s middle aged, receptive, bubbly, charming, bright, petite-to-full figured woman to
Administration No. appearance in this now 866-764-5238, x 1918
Glenwood P. Roane, Sr.
2010ADM84 866-229-8447 correspond/be pen pals with...I’m 52, 6ft., 225 lbs., w/green eyes who’s honest, sincere,
for standard probate, proceeding. Objections
including the
Delores J Redrick to such appointment (or MISC./ thoughtful, optimistic, articulate and very devoted gentleman! Please write to: Leonard
aka to the probate of de-
appointment of one or
Delores Juanita cedent´s will) shall be FURNITURE TRAINING Hawkins, #1144730, 12352 Coffeewood Drive, Mitchells, VA 22729-2046.
more personal repre-
sentative. Unless a com-
Redrick filed with the Register of ---
Decedent Wills, D.C., 515 5th Cherry Bedroom Set. MASSAGE THERAPY –
plaint or an objection in
NOTICE OF Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Lonely Texas widower, 6” tall, 200 lbs. MBA graduate. Texas license auto dealer seeks sin-
accordance with Super- Solid Wood, never used, Learn fast, earn fast.
ior Court Probate Di-
APPOINTMENT, Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
brand new in factory Financial aid if qualified. A cere marriage-minded lady. Age, race, unimportant. Please send photos. Gerald J. Mose,
NOTICE TO 20001, on or before Au-
vision Rule 407 is filed
CREDITORS gust 19, 2010. Claims boxes. English Dovetail. new career is at your MBA, 1697 FM 980 Road
in this Court within 30 against the decedent Original cost $4500. Sell fingertips. Call Centura Huntsville, Texas 77343-0001
days from the date of shall be presented to the for $795. Can deliver. 240- College 877-206-3353
first publication of this undersigned with a copy
Rogers Redrick, whose to the Register of Wills
notice, the Court may
take the action here-
address is 1706 D or filed with the Register ATTEND COLLEGE Lonesome Hearts - Pen Pals
Street NE, Washington of Wills with a copy to ONLINE from Home.
inafter set forth. To have a notice published in the Strictly Personal Section, write the message you want printed
DC 20002 was ap- the undersigned, on or *Medical, *Business,
Ordered any interested HELP WANTED in the space below. Enclose ten dollars ($10.00), check or money order for 25 words. NO CASH
pointed personal repre- before August 19, 2010,
person to show cause *Paralegal,
sentative of the estate of or be forever barred. PLEASE. Additional words will cost 50 cents each.
why the provisions of *Computers, *Criminal
Delores J Redrick aka Persons believed to be HAVE STRONG COMMU-
the lost or destroyed Justice. Job placement
Delores Juanita Redrick, heirs or legatees of the NITY TIES? EF
dated November 8,
who died on December decedent who do not re- Foundation seeks coordi- assistance. Computer
2006 should not be ad- ceive a copy of this no-
20, 2009 with a will, and available.
mitted to probate as ex- tice by mail within 25 nators to find families for
will serve without Court Financial Aid if qualified.
pressed in the petition days of its first publica- International exchange
supervision. All un- Call 888-216-1791
appoint a supervised tion shall so inform the students. 20 hrs/mo. Cash
known heirs and heirs
personal representative Register of Wills, includ- & travel rewards. Must be www.CenturaOnline.com
whose whereabouts are
Register of Wills ing name, address and
unknown shall enter 25+. #877-216-1293 To answer a Lonesome Heart notice, enclose a check or money order for $2.00 for
Clerk of the relationship.
their appearance in this
Probate Division
proceeding. Objections
Date of Publication: SERVICES - each letter you wish to have forwarded. NO CASH PLEASE. Be sure to include the
Date of First Publication February 19, 2010
February 19, 2010
to such appointment (or Name of newspaper: MISC. – MISC. box number of the person you wish to contact.
to the probate of de- Afro-American
Names of Newspapers:
cedent´s will) shall be Washington Law
Washington Law
filed with the Register of Reporter ADVERTISING BUDGET INGS IN 2010 by All letters, queries and notices should be sent to:
Wills, D.C., 515 5th Bertha R. Dockett Advertising in 116 news-
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Paul C. McCannon Sr. papers across Maryland,
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Geraldine M. Coats 2519 N. Charles Street,
Glenwood P. Roane Sr Evelyn Contee 2010. Advertise in 116 Delaware and DC, you can
20001, on or before Au-
217 Exchange Ave. Personal reach over 2.5 million Baltimore, MD 21218
gust 19, 2010. Claims newspapers across
Memphis TN 38105 Representative households every week for
against the decedent Maryland, Delaware and
Signature of TRUE TEST COPY
shall be presented to the DC. Reach over 5.2 million only $495. For more infor-
Petitioners/Attorney REGISTER OF WILLS
undersigned with a copy mation contact us at 410-
901-526-1890 2/19, 2/26, 3/5 households for only $495.
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