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AFRO Mourns Loss of Former Leader, John H. Murphy III By Zenitha Prince 1957 to 1978. “He was a great guy to work for. You know how
Washington Bureau Chief it is with this business ... deadlines, people trying to sue the
paper ... but he was never one to jump up and down and get too
John H. Murphy III is being remembered this week as excited. He was always on an even keel.”
the steady hand that guided the Afro-American Newspapers It was that steadiness and dedication to the advancement
through the turbulent waters of civil rights history and a of African Americans that made the AFRO a leading source of
perilous industry. The newspaper’s former president and CEO information, advocacy and even succor throughout the riotous
died Oct. 16 at the Stella Maris Nursing Home in Timonium, years that was the apex of the civil rights movement.
Md. He was 94 years old. “Mr. Murphy served the paper during a tumultuous time in
“He carried on the tradition of the AFRO, which was and is civil rights history,” said the AFRO’s current CEO /Publisher
a crusading newspaper, and did whatever he could to further the John “Jake” Oliver. “From the assassination of Dr. King to the
cause of justice and equality,” said Moses Newson, who worked Baltimore riots, [to the Vietnam War], the paper reflected the
as an AFRO reporter, city editor and then executive editor from Continued on A4

Black Firefighters File Lawsuit

By Dorothy Rowley 50 to 60 workers are actively
AFRO Staff Writer involved in the suit that was “...Some 50 to 60 workers are actively
Alleging a decades-long
filed Oct. 15 in U. S. District
Court, their attorney, Donna
involved in the suit...Their attorney,
system of discrimination Rucker contends the total Donna Rucker, contends the total number
surrounding the discipline number could exceed 1,000.
and promotion of African- “There appears to be could exceed 1,000.”
American firefighters and disparity in treatment have routinely been denied In some instances, firefighters
EMS workers, a group in terms of how the fire promotions since October have been arrested for
of current and former department deals with 2007, lists the city, Mayor inappropriate behavior that
employees have taken their individuals,” Rucker said Adrian Fenty, Fire Chief included stalking, assault and
concerns public by filing prior to the filing. “There Dennis Rubin and two possession of illegal firearms.
a 31-page class action seems to be a divided line. other White fire department In a statement, Rucker,
lawsuit against the city’s fire You can have one offense and supervisors as defendants, a veteran discrimination
department. have treatment for an African also names several White attorney with District-based
The D.C. Department of American handled one way, firefighters – as well as firm Gebhardt & Associates,
Fire and Emergency Medical and treatment for someone a handful of their Black said she’s witnessed disparate
Services, which has become who’s not African American counterparts — that have disciplinary actions taken
known as a breeding ground handled another way.” either been accused of or against Black firefighters.
AFRO File Photo for racial tension, employs The lawsuit, which states proven to have practiced The case comes on the
John Murphy III worked at the AFRO for 49 years.
2,200 workers. While some that African Americans various forms of misconduct. Continued on A4
He died Oct. 11 at the age of 94.

Council Measure Would Hasten Special Elections More Affordable Housing

By Dorothy Rowley
AFRO Staff Writer
approved a measure that
would require the Board
of Elections and Ethics to
Dubbed the Special
Election Reform Charter
Amendment Emergency Act of
and approved by Congress, it
would impact the presumed
impending vacancy of At-
Underway for Ward 8
The City Council of the hold a special election to fill 2010, the would-be mandate large Councilmember Kwame By Dorothy Rowley
District of Columbia has a vacancy occurring in the shortens the requirement for Brown’s seat. AFRO Staff Writer
office of mayor, City Council holding a special election Brown, the Democratic
chairman or Council member from 114 days to 70 days. nominee for Council chair, A new affordable housing option has been unveiled in
on the first Tuesday, following If the measure is signed is expected to prevail Southeast Washington, which has the distinction of having
60 days after a respective into law on an emergency overwhelmingly in the Nov. the highest concentration of low-income accommodations
vacancy has been declared. basis by Mayor Adrian Fenty Continued on A5 in the city. Occupancy for the mixed-housing initiative,
which is being constructed adjacent to Matthews Memorial

Hear the AFRO on The Daily

National Expo to Celebrate Science, Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Avenue, will comprise
disadvantaged families and individuals, including senior
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Technology citizens and single-parent households.
According to church spokeswoman Susie Horton, Matthews
Memorial Terrace’s 99-unit community with 52 underground
INSERT By Zenitha Prince
parking spaces would offset displacement of people currently
• Home Depot Washington Bureau Chief
living in the nearby Barry Farms complex, which is set for
demolition and reconstruction.
A society is what is
Ground breaking for Memorial Terrace took place Oct. 9,
celebrates—that’s why it’s
no wonder the United States
Your History • Your Community • Your News

has regressed in terms of its “With this effort about one-third of the
global education standing,
said entrepreneur Lawrence families at Barry Farm will be able to be
“If we celebrate
moved to the new development. Another
[celebrities such as] Lindsay one-third of the units will be earmarked
Lohan, we generate a lot of
Lindsay Lohan wannabes,” AFRO File Photo for senior citizens...”
he told the AFRO. “We The CSTEM robotics competition has been one way of
Horton said, and residents could begin moving in soon after the
don’t celebrate science and reinvigorating the students’ interest in fields of science
18-month construction is completed.
engineering and that’s one of and technology.
“With this effort about one-third of the families at Barry
the root causes why we don’t
“Unless we reinvigorate science celebrities, actors, Farm will be able to be moved to the new development,”
generate a lot of scientists and
the interest of our young magicians, comedians, rap Horton said, referring to the Memorial Terrace. “Another one-
people in the science and artists, cheerleaders, and other third of the units will be earmarked for senior citizens and
Bock has taken one step
engineering we would have performing artists. the remaining spaces will be reserved for a mixed group” of
to changing that culture with
outsourced innovation and President Barack Obama residents.
the first national USA Science
once you’ve done that the lauded the event – which The church itself will not supply any of the funding for the
and Engineering Festival,
game is over,” he said of his mirrors the intent of his $22.5 million, two- and three-bedroom project, but will provide
a two-week celebration
reasoning. “Educate to Innovate” land on which it will be built. Financing will be partly gleaned
that began on Oct. 10 with
The two-day extravaganza initiative to increase student from debt and equity investments purchased by Capital One
03 several events throughout the
will feature an estimated pursuit of STEM (science, Bank through tax-exempt bonds and low-income housing tax
Washington, D.C. metro area
1,500 hands-on science and technology, engineering credits provided by the city and its housing authority.
and culminates Oct. 23-24
engineering activities and and math) careers – during Adrianne Todman, interim executive director of the District
with an expo on the National
Mall. over 75 stage shows featuring Continued on A7 Continued on A5
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A2 The Afro-American, October 23, 2010 - October 29, 2010

AFRO National Briefs

“In a little over two years, Jealous has led the Association in
tackling some of the hardest issues facing the American public,
including healthcare reform, the financial crisis and predatory
lending. His hard work and commitment to justice allows the
Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program Continues
Your History • Your Community • Your News association to continue in the struggle for better jobs, education
50-City Tour
The Afro-American Newspapers and equality for all Americans.”
The Diabetic
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters Time magazine, the largest news magazine in the world,
2519 N. Charles Street published its “40 Under 40” list this year for the first time. The
Prevention (DAP)
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 inaugural list profiles 40 of the nation’s rising political leaders,
Foundation recently
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 including political candidates, congressional representatives
announced it will
and organizational leaders. continue its 50-
city tour, the Black Spelman College Students Win AT&T Mobile App Prize
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 Barbershop Health Two Spelman College women created a winning AT&T
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II Outreach Program, mobile application and received a $10,000 prize with a tool
in New York. The called HBCU Buddy, reported.
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr.
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222 program will offer Jonecia Keels and Jazmine Miller are co-captains of the
Courtesy Photo
free diabetes and college’s Spelbots robotics team, and will share the scholarship
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 high-blood pressure screenings and provide information on with their winning development for the 2010 AT&T Big
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales prostate cancer to African-American men at 30 Black-owned Mobile Campus Challenge. The students said they created
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 barbershops throughout Harlem, Manhattan and the Bronx. the application to educate the large number of Americans still The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program (BBHOP) is a unfamiliar with the term “HBCU” and the legacy of Black
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 unique grassroots approach to health education and testing. schools. “There are many people…who hold stereotypes
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 “Our goal is to screen over 2,000 African American men pertaining to these colleges and universities, such as the
Advertising Account Executive
in the New York metropolitan area and provide preventive false belief of HBCUs not being academically challenging
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274
education about the disease and its complications,” said Dr. institutions - which is far from the truth,” said Keels, a Spelman
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 Bill Releford, founder of DAP Foundation’s Black Barbershop senior majoring in computer science and computer engineering,
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265 Outreach Program, in a press statement. in an interview with “We created this
Community & Public Relations Manager The foundation’s overall mission is to increase public app to educate the masses [and] inspire the next generation to
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 awareness of diabetes and its complications through early attend HBCUs…”
detection, information dissemination and word-of-mouth. The app includes virtual tours, academic information,
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu Diabetes and high blood pressure screenings will be free to the admissions details, alumni help and more.
E-mail: public in all of the 30 designated barbershops. Participants with
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277 abnormal findings will be referred to physicians or health care Calif. Legalization of Marijuana Not Universally Accepted
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 facilities listed in our “Real Black Book” Medical Resource California’s Proposition 19,
E-mail: Guide developed by BBHOP. which would enact legalization
Global Markets
For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit of marijuana for recreational
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 use in that state, faces opposition from those who say
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager ‘Time’ Magazine Honors NAACP President Ben Jealous passage of the ballot initiative
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116 Benjamin Todd in November could create a
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager Jealous, NAACP myriad of problems.
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 president and Among them is the effect
Production Department - 410-554-8288 CEO, was recently the legalization may have on Courtesy Photo
named one of Time kids. The Grossmont Union
magazine’s “40 Under High School District governing board voted 5-0 in opposition
Washington Office 40 Rising Stars of of the ballot initiative, which they believe would set an awful
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723 U.S. Politics.” He example for students. “This is all about money and revenue and
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297 was also included by very little concern about our students and rehabilitation of our
General Manager
the prestigious Non- students for any of the consequences and other things,” board
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112
Profit Times on their trustee Priscilla Schreiber told the Santee Patch newspaper.
annual “Power and AFRO File Photo The law would allow adults 21 and over to possess up to
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: Influence Top 50” list. one ounce of marijuana to be consumed at home or legal
410-554-8234 “The NAACP congratulates President Benjamin Todd establishments and give state and local governments the ability
Customer Jealous on making the Time magazine ‘40 Under 40’ and to tax the sale of marijuana and cut off funding to Mexican drug
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226 the Non-Profit Times ‘Power and Influence Top 50’ lists,” cartels. Proponents of the bill claim the cartels generate 60 percent
Nights and Weekends: 410-554-8282 said NAACP Board of Directors Chairman Roslyn Brock. of their revenue from the illegal marijuana trade in America.


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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3 October 23, 2010 - October 29, 2010, The Afro-American

International Briefs
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-
AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On
Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding
Rains Cause Floods in Haiti; Officials Say 12 Dead
relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot
multiple times in the back seat
her nephew. In her MySpace
blog, she thanked fans and sup-
By Jonathan M. Katz of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- Television journalist who reachedporters for Monday
the camp their prayers
Associated Press Writer tered to Hudson’s murdered dozens of families were repairing their tarps. The rocky dirtto
offered a $100,000 reward
brother, was towed with the anyone who returned the boy
under other post-quake settlements, home to an estimated 1.3
boy’s body inside and is being alive.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Steady rains flooded million people, turned into spongy mud and then lakes.
processed by evidence techni- Since the investigation,
portions of the Haitian capital over the weekend, turning streets cians and workers. The body Aid groups and officials overseeing
Hudson Haiti’s
– whopost-earthquake
gained stardom
into rivers and leaving at least 12 people dead, civil protection was later removed and taken to reconstruction have been on guard for heavy rains
after appearing onsince the
officials said this week. the Cook County Medical Jan. 12 disaster. Canals were cleared
Idol,” and then won an dug
and drainage ditches
Storms falling on the mountains that ring the capital sent Examiner’s office. around some of the better-managed camps. Award for her role in
cascades into the pitch-black downtown, where trucks left boat- Hudson and other family But even without a direct hit from a hurricane
the movie this year,
Dreamgirls – has23
like wakes as they forded boulevards. members arrived at the Medical rain-related deaths have been confirmed overofthe
stayed out thelast month
At least 10 people were killed in Port-au-Prince on Saturday Examiner’s office mid-after- southern Haiti, including the quake zone. The Chicago Tribune report-
and Sunday, most when surging rivers burst through houses noon to identify the body. Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’sThe national meteorology center
nephew. issued
ed that flash-flood
a parade of carswarnings
built in ravines, civil protection chief Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste Given the choice between look- across Haiti’s southern peninsula slowly
Tuesday, whichhome
her family’s
told The Associated Press. One victim fell into an open sewer. ing directly at the body or A spokesman for the office the murders
extends westbut is being
from held in Monday morning, past the
told the Photo by
newspaper J.D.Hudson
that Howard jail for parole violation after
Others were killed trying to cross rivers. viewing it on a wall-mounted
Government and aid groups have been concerned about
news vans, reporters and curi-
Two children were killed when mud slid into earthquake-
Courtesy Photos the impact of the rainy season on displaced Haitians Associated Press writer Evens Sanon contributed to this
ous onlookers.
Jennifercamp in Carrefour,
Hudson and herwest
mom,of the capital.Donerson
was killed, as well as her brother, Jason.
An AP who “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
living in temporary shelters such as these. report. Neighbors stood
quietly and
reflected on the

‘Years of Heartache’ No Going Home yet for Darfuris in Refugee Camp

video screen, the family chose “remained strong for her fami- being convicted of attempted violence.
the body of her 7-year-old plate X584859 was found on the latter. According to the ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijack- In front of the Hudson’s
nephew Monday, just hours Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, “She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, men in heavy jackets

Recounted in New Southern Autonomy Referendum Set for Jan. 9, 2011

after his body was found in a police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.” ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both and hooded sweatshirts came to
was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also kiss the twin white crosses bar-

ACORN Fights
By John Heilprin moment.” But Susan
convicted Rice,
in 1998 forthe U.S. ambassador
posses- ing the namesto the U.N., said theand
of Donerson

Mandela Associated Press Writer


The boy – the son of Julia

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through stuff like this,” Artisha
the NNPA Darfur refugee camp have lived here when fora all
relative found
or most Julian’s
of their for thechildren
“The attempted needmurder
us to and
fight for West,
them.”a former resident of the
the Global Information lives, and won’t be going home soon. grandmother, Darnell car Council
charges. toured healtharea facilities
told thethat were shabby,
Tribune. “We all
By Alan King and Dallas Cowboys players No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing
Network Children in dust-coated jeans or robes speak of one day insect-ridden and offered only basic
have services.
to stick together. All these
AFRO Staff Writer Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, trying to distance him from the Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in
among the names submitted to becoming
group, saying,doctors,
“Barack translators
Obama or journalists, but on the day a A headmaster in Abu Shouk camp young pleaded
children forare
help, saying
dying, and
in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers
A new collection
Presidential candidatefrom John election officials. U.N. Security Council visited, they seemed
Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale more immediately his 650 pupils were unhappy and his
for school
what?” was falling apart.
the private
McCain’s attackpapers
on ACORNof former – Hurd said those workers, who preoccupied
But Obama’s ties withtogetting
ACORNarun changeAvenue.
from their diet of lentils or A young girl, too shy or afraid to give her name, described
South African
Associated Community President were doing those things without casserole.
long and deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desig- life in the camp as “ugly.”
Nelson Mandela
Organization for Reform reveals Now – ACORN’s knowledge or permis- “We don’t have enough food,” said Halima
for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing Ibrahim, 33 After the Sudanese government expelled some of the
years oftheheartache
confirms success ofdue the to sion, were fired. and
him aformother of six, worry etchedchildren
President. on her face. Her husband
– was issued Friday is biggest aid groups from Darfur last year, fears were raised of
missing histhe
organization, family
head of whilethe in “The evidence that has sur- disabled and unemployed.
But now ACORN is in trouble.The seven-year war in this
after Julian was discovered region a humanitarian crisis. Sudan is Africa’s largest country, and its
group and his discomfort at faced so far shows they faked
says. of Sudan
are atsomewhat,
least but violence
missing is picking
after the murders. wars have made it the target of the U.N. World Food Program’s
becoming a national
“This is testimony to forms to get paid for work they up again. “Where’s
11 investigations acrossthethe security for us toarrested
Police go home?” asked
William biggest operation, aiming to feed 11 million people this year
done and success with we’ve didn’t do, not to stuff ballot Ibrahim.
country involving thousands of Balfour, the missing boy’s step- –more than a quarter of the
had,” Maude draws Hurd,onpresident
Mandela’s of boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the She says
potentially she occasionally
fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband population.
ACORN, archive to offer
in an interview victim of fraud, not the perpetra-
Courtesy Photo
forms. a few pastries and sells
bakes of Julia, at his girlfriend’s The delegation also visited
with the AFRO.
unique access to the tor of it. Announcer: Massive voter
them. She and many others Southside apartment several Southern Sudan, a zone of strife
“When this attack started,The we Hurd said the only things fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders.
inspiring world leader. complain of hunger, no jobs, separate from Darfur, where
had just announced that we had bogus are the charges them- paid more than $800,000 to an
records include journals poor schools and fear of the Balfour’s mother, Michele, has a referendum next January is
registered 1.3 million new vot- selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had
ers,” the “That’s
run during just to thesayanti-apartheid
agrees. struggle of the janjaweed,
efforts. Arab militias said to supposed to decide whether the
early 1960s; diaries and draft letters written while on be allied with the government,
nothing to do with the slayings. predominantly Christian and
that someone’s running scared It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
Robben Island and
because of ACORN’s success.” other South African prisons during
ACORN nor its employees have who have been accused
loans. Nationwide voter fraud. of animist region will secede from
his 27 years
McCain, whoofisincarceration;
running for notebooks been foundfrom theof,post-
guilty or even committing atrocities.
Barack Obama. Bad judgment. the mainly Muslim north.
apartheid transition;
president on the Republican tick- privately recorded
charged conversations;
with, casting fraudulent Sexual
Blind assaults
ambition. against
Too risky for The referendum grew from a
lashed outand correspondence
at ACORN in the written votes.”during his women
America.– in a conflict where 2005 peace deal to end a north-
final debate against Barack The problem came about pri- rape is said to be used as a south civil war of more than 21
Obama, Thecontending
book illuminatesthe groupa“is heroic life forged
marily becauseon of the front
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remain acomments,
major SQUARE HIGH years that left 2 million dead.
onlines of theofstruggle
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maybe perpetrat- and justice and reveals
operates. Rather than his worry.
ACORN’s 87 offices have been But tensions are being stoked
one of the ongreatest
everything fraudsfrom in therely danger of corruption
on volunteers, it paysinpeo- U.N. officials
bombarded aren’tand
with threats sure UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran that the vote won’t be held as
voter to his
history griefcountry,
in this at his son’s death. ple, many of them poor or unem- racistmany
how mail. refugees they are The child pictured here is among a group of newly planned, and the result will be
maybeNow destroying the fabric
92, the man who won the Nobelof ployed, to sign
new voters. dealingday
The after
with. the presidential
They say they are displaced Sudanese who have fled their homes in Fanga renewed civil war.
democracy.” The
for his struggle against the White-minority apartheid idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the
recounting the population of all and Taraba and are now resettling in the town of Tawila, Southern Sudan’s, a non-partisan being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle North Darfur.
government says he doesn’t want to be remembered as a the camps in Darfur to figure referendum is scheduled for
Web site, found those claims to the registration. offices and stole computers.
larger-than-life saint. Maud explained, “We have a out
Afterhow much food
a Cleveland is needed.
representative BREAD Jan.ON9,THE
NOT andLISTseparate balloting is
be “exaggerated,” with “no evi-
dence“Oneof anyissue
such that deeply worried
democracy- zerome in prison
tolerance wasforthe
policy deliber- Overall, the war has
appeared on TV, an e-mail wasleft an estimated 2.7 million homeless. slated for the same day over Abyei, Sudan’s main oil-producing
false image
destroying fraud.” I unwittingly projected to the outside world;
ate falsification of registration.” Georg Charpentier, the
sent to the local office saying she U.N.’s humanitarian coordinator for region, which straddles the line between north and south.
being regarded
believes as a saint,” he was
the McCain Most reported to say neglect
news account in to Sudan, told journalists the
“is going to have her life ended.” World Food Program last estimated At U.N. headquarters in New York, the Security Council
charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN ison
South Africa’s Sunday Times. “I never was one, even the Abu Shouk camp’s
A worker in Providence, R.I., population at more than 50,000, but a discussed the trip Thursday. British Ambassador Mark Lyall
ed.the basis of the earthly definitionrequired of a saint as atosinner
by law turn inwhoall reg- local sheik
received put the number
a threatening call say-around 30,000. LEFT
Grant said leaders in Sudan’s north and
south showed “a strong
keeps trying.”
She said, “Because it’s low- istration forms. And they also fail ing,Several
“We know U.N.youofficials
get off work accompanying last week’s Security commitment” to implementing the peace deal. But he said “key
The man knownpeople,
and moderate-income as “Madiba”towas notedetained
that it wasfor the27 years
organiza- Council
at 9” andvisit gave
uttered figures
racial epithets.of 85,000 to 95,000. outstanding issues” remain unresolved – such as who should be
resisting apartheid
of color, I believe rule.the He tion,
was in released in 1990 and
many instances, that first Charpentier
A caller to onesaid camp-dwellers
office left a are not hungry, and are eligible to vote.
led negotiations
McCain campaign thinks with the thosegovernment
broughtthat the culminated in
phony registrations able to sell
message surplus
on the food for cash. Reporters saw fresh sugar
answering At a recent meeting with parliament, Sudanese President
his election
voters are goingastothe votecountry’s firsttoBlack president
the attention in 1994.
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editions on Charpentier said. “Food is not lacking. ... We are at the peak of widely-heard view that southerners will break away, and called
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organization has fought for social his political support. the harvest, and it’s a very
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organization has engaged
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John H. Murphy III

Continued from A1
issues, and Mr. Murphy did a took over as president in 1961 “Even after in the South and the Vietnam
great job of conceptualizing and became chief executive he left, when he War.
those issues for the officer in 1967. He was at would visit, he “He had an outstanding
community’s understanding.” the helm as president and/or would always work ethic,” remembers the
In doing so, Murphy chairman of the board for 25 greet me with a Rev. Toni Draper, who served
followed in the footsteps of years. big smile and a as AFRO president from 1986
his uncle, Carl Murphy, and Despite his stature, hug,” said the to 1999.
grandfather, John H. Murphy AFRO employees and family current production Murphy also played a
– the former slave that members remember him as manager. More significant role in expanding
founded the paper in 1892 a down-to-earth boss and impressive than the paper into several
– both of whom nurtured “people person,” who took an his personality, editions along the East
the AFRO from a one-page interest in them and sought Dorsey added, Coast during the ‘60s and
weekly church publication their best interests. “He was was his hands-off ‘70s and in launching the
into one of the preeminent like a regular employee management style. paper’s Dawn magazine.
“He was not And he spearheaded an era of
“AFRO employees and family members the type to be there technological advancement
watching over that saw the migration of
remember him as a down-to-earth boss your shoulder,” the paper’s printing process
she said. “He was from in-house to outside
and ‘people person’ who took an interest kind of quiet and contractors.
in them and sought their best interests.” stayed back in Murphy explained the
the scenes and move in a September 1974
Black publications in the there at the paper – although let people do Black Enterprise Magazine
nation. everyone knew he was in their jobs, but he article that examined some
Murphy, son of Sarah charge,” Newson said. was there when of the challenges with which
and Daniel H. Murphy, Benjamin Phillips, a he needed to be Black newspapers were
was born March 2, 1916. member of the AFRO’s there.” grappling. “We had a press
After attending public founding family that rejoined Newson said crew that was only working
schools in Baltimore, Md., the newspaper staff as director as a reporter and 22 hours a week but getting
and Philadelphia, Pa., he of global markets in 2007, then as an editor paid for 40,” he was quoted
graduated from Temple said his “Uncle John” was AFRO File Photo of the newspaper, as saying. And even with the
University in 1937. always “likable” and was a he could depend satellite editions, “we don’t
John Murphy III was known for his outstanding work ethic.
He began his service to the dedicated newspaperman. “I on Murphy to have enough work to really
AFRO that year, and served can remember when I came AFRO and that’s that stock it and that’s the way we still look after his warrant having our own
in a variety of positions until back and rejoined the paper, that [the Murphy family] had. do it.” journalists and to think big press.”
he retired in November 1986, one of the first calls I got No matter what, whether they Denise Dorsey, a member – facilitating the AFRO’s on- Phillips said the move
after 49 years of service. He was from him saying he was disagreed on anything outside of the AFRO family for 34 site coverage of national and was also recognition that the
started as the office manager happy I came back,” Phillips of these walls, they were all years, remembers Mr. Murphy international issues such as new technology would allow
of the Washington AFRO, said. “He was dedicated to the AFRO. That’s the way we did as a “really sweet man.” ongoing civil rights battles the incorporation of color,
among other advantages. “He
recognized the shift in overall
technology,” Phillips said.
And to take advantage of
that shift, Murphy changed
the printing process and also
“started tapping young talent
to take the newspaper into the
new era.”
Murphy, who married
Alice Quivers in 1939 and
Camay Calloway Brooks in
1980, is survived by his two
children, Sharon V. Moore
and Daniel H. Murphy, who
resulted from his first union.
His funeral service was
held noon Oct. 20 at St.
James Episcopal Church, 829
Arlington Ave., Baltimore,

Talibah Chikwendu and

Gregory Dale contributed to
this story.

Your Home. Black Firefighters

Continued from A1

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October 23, 2010 - October 29, 2010, The Afro-American A5

Waterfront Development Poised

As World-Class Attraction
Minority group claims its efforts overlooked
By Dorothy
AFRO Staff Writer

A portion
of the smallest
quadrant in
D.C., is about
to undergo a
that could serve
as a model for
similar waterfront
across the
But according
to a minority
Courtesy Image
This is a rendering of what the Southwest Waterfront would like like
that has worked
after the development project is completed.
tirelessly to ensure
that a Benjamin
Banneker memorial is included in the $1.5 billion project along the waterfront in Southwest
Washington, the city’s Black residents won’t be the ones telling the story of its success because
the developer – except for construction purposes – has no other real interest in the community.
“The fact that we are establishing a memorial to Benjamin Banneker, in and of itself should
be a story,” said Peggy Seats, founder and CEO of the Washington Interdependence Council,
“because Blacks are the only ethnicity in the city without a monumental presence within the core
of the nation’s capital.
“But the developer isn’t interested in that,” she continued. “They have given nothing back to
the community, nothing back to our effort as a nonprofit collaborative effort of the waterfront.”
Seats said WIC is serving as a consultant to the District-based PN Hoffman real estate
conglomerate, which has assumed the lead for the master development plan that encompasses 26
acres along the Washington Channel.
Elinor Bacon, president of ER Bacon Development, a PN Hoffman partner, refuted those
claims. “We have 30 percent affordable housing requirements. We have a requirement to provide
35 percent of all goods and services to [minority] businesses and we are [mandated] to give 51
percent of all new hires to D.C. residents,” Bacon said. In addition, “We’re working very closely
with the wards 5, 6, 7 and 8 business councils as well as the Workforce Development Council
to ensure that people in the District know about the opportunities [surrounding the development]
and are in a position to take advantage of them.”
Meanwhile, a community forum attended by several hundred people, was recently held at
Arena Stage where the development was described as a mixed-use project.
PN Hoffman will team up with Madison Marquette Waterfront overseeing work that will
also include construction of 800 residential units, up to 300,000 feet of retail space, offices and
open green space. The development plan will be submitted this month and the first phase of
construction is slated to begin in 2012.
Hoffman, who plans to make the waterfront a world-class attraction, said his firm has worked
closely with the city to bring together the project, which will also include several affordable
housing units.
“Our collective concern for the success of this project is very real and we are pleased that
all sides have come together. We can now focus on the matter at hand – moving this vision
forward,” he said.
At-large Councilman Kwame Brown, who early on took the lead moving the vision forward,
was not immediately available for comment. But he said earlier that the project equates to a
major win for the District. “My priorities [have been to] work cooperatively to move the project
forward but to also preserve the community’s vision for the waterfront,” Brown said. “That
included protecting affordable housing and providing responsible oversight of the project.”
Although the project has stalled in the past, the District government has committed to
contributing nearly $200 million through a tax increment financing program.
According to the city’s planning and economic development department, 2,800 permanent
jobs will be created in addition to the 3,000 construction jobs for the city.
In terms of the Banneker memorial, U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., recently introduced
legislation that would reauthorize the monument but also amends the original legislation by
stipulating that both the statue and the Benjamin Banneker Institute of Math & Science are to be
erected inside of Banneker Overlook Park.

Special Elections
Continued from A1
2 General Election and be sworn in as the next into line with election reforms.
Council chairman on Jan. 2, 2011. Provided “When Muriel Bowser and Yvette
the BOEE declares the at-large seat vacant on Alexander won, it was 128 days that a vacancy
Monday, Jan. 3, District voters could expect a would have had to [stand],” Thomas said. “So
citywide special election to take place that March. that it would be a quicker time to get a special
According to Ward 5 Councilman Harry election, we reduced the time …so citizens
Thomas, Brown’s ascension to the Council’s could vote somebody in office —which I think
helm sets the tone for a special election. is conforming to the rest of the law.”
Thomas explained that during the last ward Thomas added that a special election
races, the time frame for filling vacancies on merely ensures that residents have consistent
the Council was changed to bring things back rules in place to cast their votes.

More Affordable Housing

Continued from A1
of Columbia Housing Authority, said the Avenue. At the same time, the district – where
new construction will provide much needed one out of three housing choice voucher
affordable housing in Ward 8. holders in the District lives – is in need of
“The housing authority is investing more some 9,000 additional such units.
than $6.8 million in capital funding and the Recent mayoral contender, Leo Alexander, FRI SAT
long-term operating subsidy to sustain the said he was not surprised to hear another low- 19 20 21 22 23
35 public housing units that will be part of income unit is underway for Southeast. He
the development,” said Todman. “DCHA said the addition of the Matthews Memorial WED THU 10AM - 8PM
received more than $30 million in competitive Terrace is intended to keep poverty, crimes and
stimulus grants from HUD to build or improve underperforming schools pocketed to one-side 26 27 28 29 30
the affordable housing supply in the nation’s of the District.
capital, and we are delighted to join other “There’s no question about it,” Alexander
public and private entities in this powerful said. “There needs to be a concerted effort on
partnership.” the part of government to make sure that when
Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry was they lay out the 10- and 20-year plans that they
not immediately available for comment. do it across the board and not just concentrate
But according to one of the District’s latest poverty in one section of our city.”
analyses on affordable housing in the However, DCHA spokeswoman Dena
Anacostia district, the area already benefits Michaelson said it was part of the church’s
from several strengths, including a diverse mission to provide additional affordable housing
housing mix coupled with a vibrant historic for Ward 8. “And we helped out by providing
business district along Martin Luther King some of the financing,” Michaelson said.
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Community ‘The Tassel is Worth the Hassle’

Local nonprofit helps at-risk teens prepare for college
King Family Visits MLK Memorial in D.C. The laundry list of needs for new

Courtesy Photo
college students is dizzying. Money, clothes
On Oct. 8, Bernice King and Martin Luther King III, children of the late Rev. Martin Luther and door room needs are plenty, but when a
King Jr., viewed the inscription wall while touring the construction site of the Washington, D.C., teen’s caregivers are incarcerated, the list of
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, which is expected to be completed in 2011. necessities grows.
Construction of a 4-acre Martin Luther King memorial continues to move along quickly. The ScholarCHIPS, a District-based
$120 million project is roughly nonprofit, hopes to make college life easier
40 percent complete and on for children whose parents are in jail. The
course for its 2011 third quarter group will host their kick-off event Oct. 23
unveiling along the National and plans to raise enough money to award
Mall. three $10,000 scholarships in the fall of
The project’s sponsor, the 2011. The organization’s founders, students
Yasmine Arrington and Niacka Carty, Yasmine Arrington and Niacka Carty
Martin Luther King Jr. National
Memorial Project Foundation, Aaron Jenkins of Operation Understanding,
has currently raised $107 million and the Rev. Dr. Yvonne M. Cooper of Missing Link Ministry, will speak that afternoon to
of the total cost from a variety further explain the challenges children of incarcerated parents face. “Teens with incarcerated
of willing contributors. General parents, they fall into the same trap,” said Arrington in a press release. “They’ll end up in
Motors has donated $10 million juvenile detention or they won’t have a desire to go to college.”
while the federal appropriation Attendees can also expect spoken word performances from additional students as well as
and Tommy Hilfiger have refreshments. The criteria for the awards will be announced so even current students are invited
combined for over $14 million to attend. Donations to ScholarCHIPS will be accepted that day but can also be made through
in assistance to top an extensive the organization’s Facebook page or by contacting The program
list. Photo by Gediyon Kifle takes place 1-4 p.m., at St. George’s Episcopal Church at the corner of Second and U streets, N.W.

Real Estate Symposium

Talks Foreclosures, Mortgage
Modification and More
The Washington, D.C. area and specifically Prince George’s
County, Md., has some of the highest rates of foreclosure in
the country. Many homeowners are unaware of modification
programs that can keep them in their homes, while potential
buyers are in a unique position to find below-market deals
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Lincoln Theater, 1215
U St., N.W. D.C. ,7:30
Howard University,
Blackburn Center, 2400 Sixth
St., N.W. D.C. 7 p.m. Join
John Carlyle St., Alexandria,
Va. 8-11 p.m. Join Brencore
Entertainment as they
celebrate the incredible music
Oct. 21 more information: 301-686- Alumnae Foundation will p.m. New gospel musical students, faculty and staff for of Jill Scott, Frankie Beverly
Successful Steps to 9010. hold its 14th annual public production explores the the 2010 coronation of Mr. and Maze. $28. For more
Managing Diabetes meeting. The public is invited African-American church and and Miss Howard University. information: www.brencore.
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Center, 11711 Livingston Public Meeting intends to enhance the quality For more information: 202-
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5 p.m. Learn critical steps that Lottsford Road, Mitchellville, Prince George’s County. For A Tribute to Jill Scott, Local Zetas Combat
are key to managing diabetes Md., 7 p.m. The Prince more information: 301-420- Howard University Frankie Beverly and Maze Homelessness
by expert Rose Essex. For George’s County Delta 9888. Homecoming Coronation The Carlyle Club, 411 D.C. Metro Church, 1100
Fayette St., Alexandria, Va.,
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Join members
of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s
Xi Zeta, as they participate
in the “Help the Homeless
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the Carpenter’s Shelter and
Fannie Mae. Funds raised

aid the Carpenter’s Shelter’s
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prevent homelessness. $15
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Washington Convention
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Enjoy informative speakers,
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‘Hope Springs’
Alfred Street Baptist
Church, 301 South Alfred
St., Alexandria, Va. 6 p.m.
SATURDAY, The Alfred Street Baptist
Church Drama Ministry
OCTOBER 23 presents an original play
featuring the Music and
OPEN 9AM-11PM Liturgical Dance Ministries.
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Oct. 28
Looking Back: Black
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Smithsonian, Anacostia
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Demanding Jobs Doesn’t Prepare
People to Make Them
A few weeks ago, tens industry and economic activity are much needed.
of thousands gathered at the But, if people are not prepared to both assume
Lincoln Memorial for the One existing, and more importantly, create future
Nation March on Washington. positions, how does that leave us better off?
The purpose of this Increasing entrepreneurship education at the high
rally:  jobs and equal access school, university and adult continuing education
to fundamental human rights level seems a small notion in the face of such
for all Americans.  Those who economic and educational hardships. But, organized
attended were eager to know and implemented effectively, it could have an
whether attendance trumped enormous impact on the economic vitality of the
that of Glenn Beck’s (I asked District of Columbia.     
too), and more importantly, Here’s why.  
anticipated action that would While the U.S. government has infused capital
come as a result of their own.   into the economy, real economic transformation
The march, and similar cannot occur until these funds reach millions of
Natalie M. Cofield movements, come at a time small businesses and entrepreneurs who in turn have entrepreneurship education encourages the fundamental
when the nation continues to the ability to employ millions of workers.  For the District this activity of learning. It can improve critical thinking and
dig its way out of the economic recession, when nearly one could translate into thousands of new jobs to support just a reasoning and gives purpose to subjects such a reading and
in every 10 Americans is unemployed and when productivity few of the more than 45,000 small businesses that reside here. math - requirements for developing a sound business plan and
and payroll employment - indicators of private sector health However, just as funds need to be available, entrepreneurs concept – areas where we are lagging.
- remain down. Furthermore, in a time of a pivoting political need to be ready.  For this reason, it is critical that we inspire Without placing a focus on entrepreneurship, it is difficult
landscape in the District of Columbia, the situation, though early, teach often and reach historically disenfranchised to see how the changing dynamics of the regional economy
improving, continues to remain bleak.  Unemployment and communities. District competitiveness rests on the collective will be able to provide the level of economic activity needed
most notably, poverty rates, trump national averages by, in not the individual.   to sustain healthy employment rates.  If elected officials
some instances, nearly 4 percent. Furthermore, entrepreneurship is a vital economic policymakers, educators, and community leaders join to
These figures are but symptoms of a larger national and development activity.  Increasing the rate of successful small increase the number of local entrepreneurs, we would all be
local issue: quality education for growing youth, college-age, business creation can transform communities, adds to the local doing each other, District residents and our country a favor.  
unemployed and under-skilled populations.  The United States tax base, and has the ability to reduce poverty that has eroded
education system ranks, not first, but 18th when compared to some of the District’s most historical communities.   Natalie M. Cofield is president of the NMC Consulting
35 other nations in a report by The Organization for Economic Lastly, when surveying the entrepreneurial aspirations Group, a Washington, D.C.- based consulting firm with
Cooperation and Development. And, though the District of youth ages 8 to 21, the Aspen Institute found that 40 specialty in entrepreneurship and economic development. In
spends more than $17,000 per student, the public school percent had entrepreneurial aspirations.  Statistics such as
2006, Ms. Cofield was named one of “Ebony” magazine’s Top
system ranks 51st.    these demonstrate that entrepreneurship and the possibility
30 under 30. She has been featured in “Ebony,” “Essence”
Given such, demanding jobs may not be the best of business ownership has motivational effects that can
and “Honey Online.”
approach.  Don’t get me wrong, policies to further stimulate improve the depressive effects of poverty.  Furthermore,

Banning Menthol Cigarettes Will Create a Huge Illegal, Contraband Market

A civilized society has to One of every two cigarettes sold in some areas are illegal. There are other consequences. A black market will not pay
Jessie Lee have a strong commitment But there’s more. Tax hikes in states like New York have led taxes. It is a matter of concern to everyone in law enforcement
to equal treatment in the administration of justice even when to a surge of black market sales there from low-tax states. if the federal government on one hand requires additional
the topic might be unpopular. One of the roles of the National Federal studies, such as one by the inspector general of the enforcement resources by creating a black market, but then
Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives is to U.S. Department of Justice, note that organized criminal groups takes away revenues with the other hand. And this will be
sensitize government officials and others to the problems of the are running larger scale and more sophisticated diversion especially true if a contraband market, as history has shown,
black community and to have the courage of our convictions in schemes. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and creates flourishing criminal enterprises.
addressing those issues. Explosives describes the diversion of tobacco as “a global As a national police organization, the National Organization
Anyone working in law enforcement today knows that problem and believes illegal cigarettes are the number one of Black Law Enforcement Executives is concerned that
cigarette smuggling is a significant problem. Contraband black market commodity in the world.” illegal activity associated with banning menthol cigarettes
tobacco markets run deep and wide – operating not only in We all know that cigarette smoking is dangerous and leads could burden our law enforcement systems and divert needed
the United States, but also around the world. What few people to disease. The question is whether a ban on menthol will resources from more pressing problems. Enforcement activities
know, however, is that the U.S. government is considering a undermine public health goals while also exerting a damaging also could lead to severe inequities in law enforcement in
regulatory action that could cause this market to explode. real-world impact on law enforcement. African-American communities.
Today, the U.S. government is considering whether to ban If menthol cigarettes are banned, contraband versions In Washington, a scientific advisory committee of the U.S.
menthol cigarettes, which constitute nearly one-third of the would effortlessly enter a sophisticated black market system Food and Drug Administration is considering the menthol
U.S. market. Any action to ban nearly one-third of the U.S. that already exists. Like in Canada now, contraband cigarettes issue. Its role is to issue a recommendation early next year
market of a product that is currently legal is something of would be easily available on street corners or from car trunks. about whether to regulate or ban menthol cigarettes.
concern to everyone in law enforcement. The ramifications of a “black market” economy are obvious. It is a great concern that there is no apparent effort
A contraband market of illicit and unregulated cigarettes First, a black market does not ask young smokers for being made by the Food and Drug Administration to assess
will be inevitable – and large – if the government bans menthol their ID. Nobody wants underage youths to smoke. But the practical impact of creating a contraband market by
cigarettes. Illegal menthol cigarettes will find their way to that attitude does not extend to those who sell smuggled banning menthol cigarettes and what that means to the black
consumers. cigarettes. Counterfeit and smuggled cigarettes would be community. The unintended consequences of a ban on menthol
What are the real-world ramifications of such a market? A sold on the streets and in neighborhoods, not at retail outlets deserve serious consideration.
look at the recent history of illicit trade in cigarettes reveals where minimum purchase age laws are enforceable. And
a troubling picture. In Canada, studies have shown that the if unregulated sales to minors spike through street sales in Jessie Lee is Executive Director of the National
size of the contraband market there – caused by substantial African-American communities, it would create a problem for Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).
tax increases – is so substantial that it represents half of all law enforcement – potentially even leading to prosecutions, and NOBLE represents more than 3,500 top federal, state, county
cigarette smoking in some provinces. It’s an amazing statistic. to what end? and municipal law enforcement officials.

Letters to the Editor younger King, a former Republican, voted for Kennedy and for
Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson four years later. In that election,
coin? Has either party delivered anything to Blacks lately,
besides President Obama? Is it time to consider the merits of
Martin Luther King publicly denounced the Republicans. the individual candidates rather than their party affiliation?
Political Parties…It’s Not Who They Are; It’s Who We Wish
Later when John F. Kennedy signed the Civil Rights Act in Might we at times split our ticket and vote not for the party but
They Were
1964, Blacks in gratitude became Democrats. Thus began four for the best candidate? Could we vote based not on their past
I recently had a very emotional conversation with a friend
decades of Black people voting Democratic. Remember the performances but for our and our children’s future?
who had a job with no benefits, health,  pension, etc. and was
photo of MLK and JFK which seemed to be in every Black It’s time to ask each party, each candidate “what have you done
looking for a new job. She and her family are Democrats and
home? for me lately?”
she was horrified at the thought of dealing with Republicans.
While there has been a historic, integral link between
Are jobs Democratic or Republican?  How did we get to
the Republican Party and Blacks—Republicans started the Morning Sunday
this point, where our allegiance to a political party is more
NAACP and launched Black colleges—they can take their Baltimore, Md.
important than a decent job?
slam on the treatment of Blacks. They launched the Southern
Want to start a firestorm in a roomful of Blacks? Tell them
Strategy which focused on the White male vote in the South; Vote for Terrorist?
that Martin King Sr. was a lifelong registered Republican as
went from Nixon’s Southern Strategy to Reagan’s “states Suppose a political candidate said that although he
was his son the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (according to
right” support ( code for anti-Black law…remember the racist personally opposed terrorism, he thought the terrorists had a
his niece Dr. Alveda C. King). As a matter of fact, that great
Willie Horton 1988 ads?) And the tea parties and anti Obama right to do what they did. What kind of support do you think
statesman Frederick Douglass was a Republican too. Were
e-mails, jokes, signs, billboards and worse comments generally this candidate would have? Would voters say, ‘I disagree with
they traitors? No. In those times almost all Black Americans
go unchallenged by the Republicans. Yes, the Republicans you about the terrorists, but what is your economic policy?’
were Republicans. They became Republicans in appreciation
have less than clean hands. Recently Gov. Haley Barbour, Certain positions of candidates are so clearly contrary to the
for what the party had done in freeing the slaves, etc. Blacks
head of the Republican Governors Association, arguing on good of the nation that the candidate’s other positions, although
mostly voted Republican from after the Civil War and through
Virginia Gov. McDonnell’s omission of slavery from the 2010 good, do not matter.
the early part of the 20th century. In fact 32 percent of Blacks
proclamation for Confederate History Month, said the whole “Support for abortion disqualifies a candidate,” said Father
voted for Nixon in 1960.
thing “doesn’t matter for diddly,” a statement offensive to a lot Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life.
Democrats stood in the school house doors, started the
of people. Even the Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele So before you consider voting for one who supports
KKK, and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim
accuses his party of racism. abortion, please do realize that you are conveying that you
Crow laws. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower
Our urban neighborhoods are scarred with boarded up would also vote for a terrorist if he or she were right on other
who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops
buildings, crumbling homes, missing supermarkets, patched issues.
to Arkansas to desegregate schools. Surprised? Well, so was I.
schools and a paucity of jobs. The life span of Blacks “No one is more impoverished than the child in the womb;
How do we go from being Republicans to voting Democrats
trails Whites by 5.3 years. That the Black unemployment the poor may possess little, but the unborn child possesses
in such large numbers? In 1960, Dr. King was arrested for
rate is 700 percent higher than Whites staggers the mind and nothing. These are the poorest of the poor,” said Steven
trespassing during a sit-in and held in Georgia’s Reidsville
the school dropout rate at 43 percent is reflected in the high Mosher of the Population Research Institute.
prison. Fearing for his son’s life, Martin Luther King Sr.
urban crime rate. Yet $7 billion has been spent on the “War on Please visit to see what abortion looks like and
appealed to Richard Nixon and presidential candidate John F.
Poverty”…where did that money go? Into the pockets of people take those images with you on Nov. 2.
Kennedy to secure his release. Nixon did not respond. Kennedy
who got on the expressway to the suburban exits, that’s where,
immediately ordered the release. When King was freed, his
but that’s a story for another day. Mike Rachiele
father vowed to deliver 10 million votes to the Democrats. The
Democrats, Republicans are they both sides of the same Pittsville, Mass.
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Photos by Rob Roberts

Three- time Tony

Adventure Theatre, the longest-running Tim Shriver’s national leadership on Award nominee
children’s theatre in Washington, D.C., inclusion and acceptance for all members Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
Judy Kuhn performs
presented Timothy P. Shriver with its annual of society; it was an incredible evening at
Spirit of Adventure Award at “Kids at Play: Adventure Theatre,” said Peter Carnathan,
Adventure Theatre’s 2010 Gala Auction & president of Adventure Theatre’s Board of
Keith Parsky, gala chair Fundraiser” on Oct.1. Hosted by master of Directors. “Through their work in the arts
ceremonies, Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., D-Ill., and in politics, Shriver and Jackson have
the award honors creative spirits in the demonstrated a profound understanding of
Washington, D.C.- area community and paid the power of the arts to inspire change and
tribute to Shriver for his efforts to promote shape public opinion.” Cliff Chiet, honorary gala
inclusion for all youth in sports and the arts. Adventure Theatre also announced the chair, and wife
Shriver is chairman of the board of creation of the Bert T. Edwards Scholarship
directors and CEO of the Special Olympics, Fund as a tribute to Edwards’ career and his
which serves 3.1 million athletes in 175 years of support for Glen Echo Park, children
countries. “We were thrilled to honor and the arts. The gala featured a special
musical performance by American actress
and singer Judy Kuhn.
Bob Levey, gala

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Timothy P.

Shriver, Spirit of Adventure honoree
and Catherine Leggett, first lady of
Montgomery County, Md.

Dr. Rickey Payton; Jacqueline C. Manger, West Creek Capital; Michael J.

Wilmara Nanuel, board member, Glen Echo Bobbitt , Producing Artistic Director, President of the League of Washington
Partnership, places a bid on a Cap’s Jersey Theatres, Adventure Theatre; Ms Suzan Jenkins- CEO/ Arts & Humanities
Council of Montgomery Co. and Rep. Jesse L. Jackson

Spurgeon Joan Stanard, Essie Page, chapter president; W. Chris Stewart, national
National Council president; Anne Chapman, Vincent Gray, D.C. Council chairman
of Negro Women, The Washington, D.C. chapter of Continental prizes and an array of vendors selling jewelry, couture and presumptive city mayor; Margo Briggs, Gen. Chair, Venida
Montgomery County, Societies recently presented “FASHION EXPLOSION,” furs and minks coats. Hamilton and Co-Chair, Paula Marshall
Md., branch their annual fashion show and jazz luncheon at the The public service organization has worked to
Washington Hilton Hotel in Northwest, Washington, D.C. improve the lives of children in the metropolitan area
The event featured fashions by Ida’s Idea and musical for more than 57 years. Their community programs
performances by the Fred Foss Jazz Quintet with include dance, golf, scholarship, asthma awareness,
vocalist Sharon Clark. obesity and Colgate van dental screening initiatives.
Under the leadership of Essie Page, chapter The program’s corporate sponsors included
president; general chair Venida Hamilton and co-chair DTM Corporation/Margo Briggs, Washington Sports
Karen Gaskin, Pamela Bell-Payton, Sheila Hughes Paula Marshall, guests were treated to an afternoon Entertainment, Colgate Palmolive, Safeway, Novo
and Sabreenah Key of fine cuisine, glitzy fashions, up-tempo music, door Nordisk and PEPCO. Seated: Phillipa Brown, Phillana Hailemarim,
Tanya McMillan, Vo Pamphile and Brenda
Photos by Edgar Brookins Manuel. Standing: Brandy Young, Claudia
McKoin and Diane Herndon Davis

Attendees enjoy the festivities Fashion Explosion Essie Page, Venida Hamilton and Paula Marshall
producers Ida's
Idea Boutique and
commentator Paula
Mason (center)

Event organizers invited

guests of all ages to walk
the runway

Continental Ethel Lawhon (second from left) Seated: Richard McDonald, Willie Beekham, Henri Gardner and
and guests Rodney Chambers. Standing: Ronald Covington and Gerald Austin Former Platters lead singer Joe
Coleman and guest

Vincent Gray (center) with chapter officers and members. Front row: Dr. Janette H. Harris,
Ann Chapman, Pamela Peyton, Ethel L. Walker, Essie Page, Venida Hamilton, Margo Briggs,
Barbara Murray and Ann Sheppard. Second row: Gloria Q. Alexander, Beatrice Davis, Viola
Mclver, Lillette Green- Campbell, Vanessa Mosley, Beverly B. Anderson, Aurelia Martin, Joyce
Kilgore, Josephine Nelson, Eunice Cherry and Ethel Lawhon. Third row: Espanola Hughes, Aundrea “Aunni” Young interviews Doris Norma Stewart, Gloria Johnson, Essie Page, Margo Briggs
JoAnne B. May, Renundre Lee, Gloria Johnson, Edna Moffitt, Yvette Riddick, Norma Stewart Peters, Patsy Jenkins and Brenda Walker and Lillette Green-Campbell
and Annette Wilson

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s The group’s Alexandria-Fairfax Alumni building and represents the fraternity’s call
Alexandria-Fairfax Alumni Chapter Chapter Scholarship Endowment Fund to serve the community.
began a new era in its history with the (KSEF) purchased the facility, which makes The facility welcomed its first public
ribbon cutting ceremony of their new the Kappas the first Black Greek-lettered event with a reception honoring the
multipurpose facility in the Northern organization to accomplish this feat in contributions of NOVA’s Urban League,
Curtis Wilson, Thomas Moorehead, Lavern Chatman, Virginia (NOVA) community. NOVA. headed by CEO Lavern Chatman. Rep.
Rep. James Moran, D-Va., and Richard Mattox,
Dignitaries in attendance included James Moran, D-Va., and Alexandria
chapter polemarch
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Grand Mayor Bill Euille were both in attendance.
Polemarch Dwayne M. Murray and Richard Mattox is the local chapter
Executive Director, Richard L. Snow. The polemarch.
Courtesy Photos
facility is a 5,000-square-feet, two-story

Eugene Johnson,
Zavin Smith, Thurman
Charleston and
Robert Nelson, Ronoldo Nicholson, Charles Parker, Clarence Nelson
Dwight Thomas, Richard Mattox, Lavern Chatman, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority attendees
Kenneth Bynum, County Supervisor
Joseph Smith and Curtis Wilson Cathy Hudgins and Alexandria
Mayor Bill Euille

C. Exum, Guy Dorsainville and Michael Rious Dwight Thomas, James Moran, Lavern Zeta Phi Beta Sorority representatives
Chatman and Thomas Moorehead Congratulatory cake
B2 The Afro-American, October 23, 2010 - October 29, 2010

AAA to Host Winter Car Checkup Later this Month

By Stephen D. Riley “Now is the best time to get your vehicle in top operating
AFRO Staff Writer condition before the bitter weather that’s sure to come to our
area,” said Jeffrey Boone, an ASE master technician with
Temperatures are about to break, but your car doesn’t AAA Mid-Atlantic Automotive Services, in a press release.
have to. AAA is making sure motorists stay up to speed “Delaying or failing to perform preventative maintenance early
and in gear this winter as it hosts its annual 40-Point Car on can lead some vehicles to the point of no return.”
Care Check-up later this month in Upper Marlboro, Md. AAA classifies the five areas critical to winter car
Representatives from the auto club will be testing fluid levels, operation as brakes, fluids, traction, vision and alignment and
tires, batteries, radiators and more at the Wawa gas station at suspension. Each area poses as possible hazards to motorists
163 Crain Highway from 8 to 10 a.m. on Oct. 28. Motorists and opposing drivers. October and November are considered
are encouraged to have their car checked out for free in the best months for drivers to have their vehicles prepped and
preparation of the winter months. following their Oct. 28 check-up, AAA’s automotive experts
Cold temperatures have been historically known to cause will be offering drivers advice and diagnostic reports detailing
damaging effects on engines, batteries and tires if not properly any issues identified during the analysis. Helpful hints and
maintained and can even lead to fatalities in more serious other small facts will also be provided such as maybe the
cases. According to, nearly 70 percent of simplest one of them all: battery perseverance.
deaths in winter months are due to motor vehicle accidents “What people don’t realize is that cold weather can really
in the ice and snow. The Federal Emergency Management kill a battery,” AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman Lon Anderson
Agency (FEMA) also states that the leading cause of death says. “It can also be damaging to other parts on your car and
during winter storms is transportation accidents, making can cause thousands of dollars worth of damages. The biggest
winter preparation for an automobile both a life and money- thing that we see at AAA is that cold kills weak batteries. It’s
saving investment. important for motorists to not only have their batteries checked
MorgueFile but have their cooling fluids checked and have their car gone
AAA will be advising motorists how to care for their cars over before we hit the dead winter because winter can really
before winter strikes when it hosts its 40-Point Car Care cause cars to fail.”
Check-up on Oct. 28.

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October 23, 2010 - October 29, 2010, The Afro-American B3

‘Kam’s Kapsules’: Weekly Film Previews

Howard Homecoming—Unveiled
By Chaia Raibon participate in all the events. 7 p.m. artist Serani, dancehall star
Special to the AFRO Capturing the essence of Like previous years, the Mr. Vegas, and headliner Rick
the school’s student body is fashion show, “Reflections” Ross.
The Howard University the Mr. and Miss Howard has two showings. However, Erykah Badu and opening
Homecoming Committee University Coronation, this year, the two shows will act, Dondria, are performing
unveiled the secrets of their which takes place Oct. 22 in have different components. at the “Addicted to the
“Dynasty” in Cramton Blackburn for $5 per person. Charmaine McPhee, the Melody” R&B show.
Auditorium to an anxious Other events include a gospel event coordinator, encourages Game day kicks off with
and energetic crowd. From show, “In the Presence of guests to attend both
the beginning to end, the Royalty,” featuring artists The the 7 and 10:30 p.m.,
ceremony spilled with Truth and Earnest Pugh in shows on Oct. 27 in
Howard spirit. The Showtime Cramton on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Cramton.
Marching Band started the Event coordinator, Marsha The celebrity Courtesy Photos
show off with an upbeat, Leo, is keeping the headlining basketball game, “Face From rapper Rick Ross (right) to famed poet Amiri
high-energy set of songs like performer’s name a secret. Off: Battle for the Baraka, Howard University’s 2010 homecoming
“No Hands’” and “Hard in the Bringing a comedic Rock,” will continue features a plethora of performers, fundraisers,
Paint.” element to the week of into its third year with showcases and sporting fun.
The Homecoming festivities is entertainer actors Hosea Sanchez,
chairman and vice- Sheryl Underwood, who will Brian White, Omari University at 1 p.m. in “Howardwoods” a new
chairwoman Brian Cox and host “Joker’s Wild” on Oct. Hardwick, and Keith Greene Stadium. event that includes a panel
Dionne Vaughn, respectively, 25, 7 p.m., in Cramton. The Robinson. This event A few new events discussion about the ins and
continued with a brief show also includes acts from will be held in Burr were added this year outs of the entertainment
introduction to homecoming comediennes Loni Love and Gym at 6 p.m. on Oct. that hope to bring industry. Panelists will
and its history that led to Miss Dominique. 28. out more students. be Howard alumni that
a video with cameos from This year’s poetry cipher, International There will be a 3-on-3 have advice to offer to
artists like Bobby Valentino, “Deeply Rooted,” stars Yardfest, formerly basketball tournament students aspiring to be in
Marques Houston, and J. renowned poet Amiri Baraka, Yardfest, will be held on the “Hollywood Dynasty” called Hoops for Hope entertainment. It will be held
Cole. The singers wished “Def Poetry Jam’s” Saul the yard at 12 p.m. on Oct. parade at 10 a.m. on Oct. held this Thursday, which in Blackburn at 2 p.m. on Oct.
Howard a happy homecoming Williams and Twin Poets Oct. 29. Guests include hip-hop 30. It continues with the will raise funds for sickle cell 29.
and encouraged students to 26 in Blackburn Ballroom at legend Slick Rick, reggae game against Norfolk State anemia research. Continued on B4

Music Stars Geri Allen, Patrice Rushen Team Local Pastor Helps R&B Superstars
Face Addiction Demons
for One-Night Concert By Bobby Marvin
Playing on two facing Steinway Grand pianos, Kennedy nominated singer, songwriter, composer and pianist Patrice Special to the AFRO
Center favorite Geri Allen shares the stage with R&B hitmaker Rushen (returning to the center for the first time since 1996) has
Patrice Rushen (“Forget Me Nots”), and they are joined by in- been praised for playing that is “stunning” and “consistently The Rev. Jamal Bryant is
demand drummer Terri Lyne Carrington for a unique evening powerful.” World-renowned drummer/composer/producer known for giving guidance to
of music. Terri Lyne Carrington’s people in need. He is the pastor
A jazz pianist, ongoing appearances at and founder of the popular
composer and arranger, the Mary Lou Williams Baltimore house of worship,
Allen was a recipient Women in Jazz Festival Empowerment Temple AME
of a Guggenheim and music direction Church, and author of self-help/
Fellowship Award for for the all-star concert spiritual books. He has taken
Music Composition in Billie & Me have also his vision of “empowering the
Pastor Jamal Bryant
2008 and the Kennedy secured her place as world through the word” to mass
Center’s Mary Lou a Kennedy Center audiences as the former host and Courtesy Photo
Williams Women in favorite. producer of ABC’s “Grace and Glory,” Trinity Broadcasting
Jazz Award in 2010. Network’s “Praise the Lord” along with an appearance on
The Howard University The concert takes BET‘s “Meet the Faith.” Now, Bryant offers support to brothers
alum has been hailed place Oct. 23 at 7:30 and R&B stars K-Ci and Jo-Jo Hailey as they battle alcoholism
as “a jazz pianist who p.m. and 9: 30 p.m. in the new TV One reality series, “K-Ci and Jo-Jo Come
dares to follow an Tickets are $30. For Clean.”
unmarked road.” more information visit
Geri Allen Patrice Rushen
Multi-Grammy- AFRO: Can you please talk about the new series “K-Ci and
Courtesy Photos
Jo-Jo Come Clean” and your role in partnering with the two

Reader’s Corner Jamal Bryant: It really gives an underdog-cheering

opportunity for the [at-large] African-American community.
All of us have somebody in our family and within our realm of
The Truth Inside Africa In stores now. For more information Final word: A eye-opening look into influence who have really been beaten up by addiction. These
Thoughts of Africa draw images as visit the underground drug world through are two young men who have [had a] meteoric rise in R&B and
diverse as the people residing on the the author’s redemption tome. soul music and then had a tremendous tumble because they
massive continent. But according to Queen Pin In stores now. For more information couldn’t get a hold of their addiction. So my sister and I come
Noah G. Kumi, author of The Truth Jemeker Thompson-Hairston hasn’t visit together in the show for a full season, putting them on the road
Inside Africa, much of lived an ordinary life. She was a to recovery because they’re gifted, they’re just misguided. And
those powerful woman in a dangerous Music at the Crossroads: Lives and what the viewer is going to see is that you can come back no
thoughts arena generally led by ruthless Legacies of Baltimore Jazz matter how far you have fallen.
are men – the drug trade. In Queen Pin, Described as the first book to
inaccurate Thompson-Hairston shares analyze and celebrate Baltimore’s AFRO: Why did you decide to get involved with this
and marred “underappreciated jazz tradition,” project?
by the Music at the Crossroads delves into the JB: I decided to get involved with “K-Ci and Jo-Jo Come
aftermath lives and loves of famed entertainers Clean” because I see it [addiction] everyday in the church that
of colonial like Eubie Blake and Calloway, who I pastor and the community that I live. So many young brilliant
invasion. hail from the city. Also discussed are African-American people who are really devoured by their
The lesser known talents like Ellis Larkins, addiction whether it is drugs…alcohol or whatever desire they
book is an Hank Levy and Ethel Ennis, who were haven’t been able to control. I felt this would be a wonderful
educational popular acts on Pennsylvania Avenue. way to really present that package to the world. Just because
guide that Edited by Mark Osteen and Frank you’re not living under a bridge or a homeless shelter doesn’t
explores J. Graziano, mean you’re not dealing with an addiction.
Africa’s the book
rich history, also analyzes AFRO: What are some of the challenges do you expect?
people, Baltimore’s JB: The first one would be denial. People who really don’t
traditions and current economic state. current jazz think it’s that much of a problem. The second is going through
The Cape Coast-Ghana-born author music scene the process. A lot of times the church is culpable because
said he was inspired to write the book and reflects on people will go through something. We bring them to the altar
after people around the world asked the Left Bank and lay hands on them. We think that’s the end of it when
questions like, “What is the language her life of mayhem and Jazz Society. there’s really a process to deliverance.
of Africa?” and “Who is the president crime during the ‘80s and ‘90s Final word:
of Africa?” as she ran one of the nation’s An important AFRO: What can audiences expect from this show?
Determined to educate people most successful drug cartels. glimpse into JB: For every viewer that has any fraction of a heart or a
about his homeland, Kumi, who is Her love of money created a Baltimore’s conscience, it’s going to make them laugh…cry…rejoice. And
now a missionary based in Trinidad maelstrom of devastation, and music history at the end of the day it’s going to make them think. It’s going
and Tobago, penned The Truth Thompson-Hairston’s drug reign and some of to be a full rollercoaster ride of emotions. But when you get off
Inside Africa as a resource for the eventually landed her in jail for jazz music’s the ride…you will be sober about what it is you need to do with
international community. 12 years. During this time, she legends. your life.
Final word: The who’s, what’s, found God and vowed to change her Available now. For more
where’s and when’s of a misunderstood life. Queen Pin is a testament to her information visit apprenticehouse. “K-Ci and JoJo Come Clean,” a nine-series documentary,
continent. evolution. org. debuted Oct. 19, 9 p.m. on TV One. For more information visit
B4 The Afro-American, October 23, 2010 - October 29, 2010

Filmmaker Shares Father’s Inspiring Story with World

By AFRO Staff The money for the construction of this building was raised from
the proceeds of concerts – old slave songs or “spirituals” as
Even as a child, music was a critical part of Matthew they came to be known - given by a small choir of students that
Kennedy’s life. At 4 he played his first became internationally known as the Fisk Jubilee Singers and
piano piece and starred in his own went on to perform for Queen Victoria of England.
radio program by 12 in Macon, Ga. His “When he first came to Fisk University and started
exceptional musical gifts brought Kennedy performing the spirituals with the Jubilee Singers, I doubt that
from the deeply segregated South to New he was aware at the time of the impact the spirituals would
York City, where he studied at the Julliard have on his life. I know some people have difficulty with
School and performed at the Apollo the spirituals because the messages are … well, a bit heavy,”
Theater and Carnegie Hall. But his ultimate said Kennedy. “But one must remember that the people who
music home was at Tennessee’s Fisk originally sang these songs were people who had no human
Nina Kennedy
University, where he became director of rights whatsoever, who were bought and sold like chattel, who
the internationally acclaimed Fisk Jubilee Courtesy Photos were exploited to the point of collapse. These people had no
Singers. choice but to believe in a God who would deliver them one day,
Matthew Kennedy: One Man’s that they can only hope to become ball-players, and who would reward them in Heaven for their lives of toil
Journey, is a documentary produced by comedians, or gangsta’ rappers. I wanted to show and servitude.”
the musician’s daughter, Nina Kennedy, them the life of a black American concert pianist As fate would have it, the Fisk Jubilee Singers needed a
that follows the life and death of a largely – an image most of them haven’t seen – because pianist when Kennedy arrived in Nashville. Armed with his
unheard of musical prodigy. After suffering I know the effect that a role model can have. Just Juilliard training, Matthew added his classical repertoire to the
racial discrimination, his father’s death and poverty, fate landed look at the effect that Rachmaninoff had on my father’s life.” programs of the singers. The group traveled and performed all
Matthew Kennedy at a Rachmaninoff concert that ultimately The Augusta, Ga.-born musician mastered Rachmaninoff’s over the world, before adoring fans, diplomats, and royalty. They
changed his life. signature piano style, which helped him land a coveted spot at were welcomed and embraced in the hallowed concert halls of
“I wanted to do this film for two reasons: First, because my Julliard School of Music. But as Kennedy prepares to launch Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean and South America.
father has been practicing the piano for [80] years preparing an international career, a Juilliard professor urges him to return In the middle of the realization of his dream of international
for his day in the sun, but it seemed he has been waiting for to the South and inspire people of his own race. That return success, the nation is suddenly at war, and Matthew is called to
someone else to ‘come down from On High’ and hand him the brought Kennedy to Fisk University, a historically Black school serve his country in a segregated U.S. Army.
recognition he felt he deserved. So after I had some success founded at the end of the Civil War to educate freed slaves. The documentary continues with coverage of Kennedy’s
in the film world, I decided this was something I could do When the Klan repeatedly burned down the wooden houses draft, return to music and life legacy, all which culminate
for him,” said Kennedy, also the director, in a statement. – originally Union Army barracks – where classes took place, a to create what the musician’s daughter calls “an amazing
“Secondly, American culture seems to tell young black boys stone structure was erected that was intended to be Klan-proof. American story.”

Photos by Webster Phillips

Grammy Award-winning singer Mary J. Blige recently

traveled to Towson Town Center where she met and took
pictures with a flock of excited fans. Blige is introducing a
new line of eyewear called Melodies by MJB, and thanked
Fans snap photos and reach out for fans who purchased sunglasses from the collection. Excited fans wait in
the singer as she enters Nordstrom at line to take a photo
Towson Town Center with Mary J. Blige.
Mary J. Blige

Denzel’s Soul
By Kam Williams Washington and Forest to acting when a
Special to the AFRO Whitaker, he aspires film is being shot
to be an accomplished in 3-D?
Denzel Dominique actor/director. Here, DW: No, the
Whitaker was born in the talented young film that we shot
Torrance, Calif., on June 15, thespian talks about his was post-converted
1990, to Dale and Younalanda new movie, My Soul to 3-D. So, we
Whitaker. He made his acting to Take, a 3-D horror didn’t actually
debut at 11 in Training Day flick directed by Wes shoot it in 3-D.
opposite his namesake, Craven.
Denzel Washington, and he KW: What
was subsequently directed by KW: What message do you
and co-starred with Denzel in interested you in think people will
The Great Debaters. Whitaker making a horror film? take away from the
has also been on the big DW: It’s funny film?
screen in The Bad Lieutenant you should ask that, DW: I guess
and as the voice of Albert in because I didn’t really the one message
The Ant Bully. watch horror films that you could
SATURDA As for TV, Denzel has prior to doing My take away from
Y 8pm! appeared on UPN’s “One on Soul to Take. What Denzel Whitaker Courtesy Photo this film would
One” and played recurring interested me was Wes be camaraderie,
Saturday, October 23 at 8pm roles in Nickelodeon’s “All Craven’s coming back learning how to act without sticking together,
Warner Theatre That” and FOX’s “The War At to the platform of writing using one of the five senses…. whether in this life or in the
Home.” His other television and directing films, which he As a practice exercise, I’d afterlife. That’s one of the
Steeped in the sacred music of the black church, the clarion credits include hit shows such hadn’t done in awhile, and my usually just wear blindfolds messages that hit home. But
calls of the civil rights movement, and songs of the struggle as “ER,” “The Suite Life of being cast as a blind character. around the house to allow this movie is really just meant
for justice, the Grammy-winning ensemble blends soulful Zack and Cody” and “CSI: Both of those aspects sort of my other senses to take me to be enjoyed for what it is
harmonies and intricate rhythms in an unmatched Crime Scene Investigation.” fascinated me as an actor. I wherever I would like to go. by giving you the thrills that
a cappella experience. In his spare time, Denzel ended up having a great time you’re looking for.
enjoys writing screenplays, filming, and I saw the film the KW: One of the shopworn
“Sweet Honey is the gold standard.” playing basketball and golf, other day and I really enjoyed conventions of the horror KW: Were you ever
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Howard Homecoming
Continued from B3

Students seemed pleased at the everything and still be on top of my work. Not
A Musical Comedy announcement of this year’s performers, just for the people, but for the school spirit.”
particularly for Yardfest and the R&B show. Although she is excited about the scheduled
Lotanna Ikeotuonye, a freshman chemistry guest, she hopes her favorite R&B artist “just
May we all leave major, was generally pleased with the results stops by.”
the theatre a little of the event. “Howard can do better. I think “I really, really want to see Trey Songz.”
more Sanctified! they saved all the good people for later. I think Tickets can be purchased with cash in Burr
they wanted it to be surprise. I am going to Gym and credit or debit in Cramton. Tickets
have fun regardless” can also be purchased at Ticketmaster or
For tickets go to Ikeotuonye said she heard many rumors Ticketmaster online.
or call 202.397.SEAT (7328). Starring about students having to decide between class
For group tickets call 202.635.0785 John McClure and homecoming events. Since this is her first This article was originally published in
For more about the show visit
of BET’s homecoming, she hopes that she will be able Howard University’s student-run newspaper,
Sundays Best
to juggle them both. “I just hope I get to attend “The Hilltop.”
October 23, 2010 - October 29, 2010, The Afro-American B5

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B6 The Afro-American, October 23, 2010 - October 29, 2010

Faith Pulse
Church Briefs
Compiled by Herb Quarles Memorial Chapel in Virginia. required to enter any military St. Paul Baptist Church, is with God.” The Voices of
Events include a continental installation. Call Freda honored for his 42 years of Peoples Choir will provide
Conference breakfast and lunch, praise Womack at 703-618-4344 for dedicated service at the 8 music during the services.
The Joint Base Myer and worship, guest speakers, additional information. a.m. service Oct. 24. The A reception follows the 11
and Henderson Hall Gospel Heaven’s Best Church service takes place at 9700 a.m. service. Call the church
Service presents a men and Praise Dancers and the HU Chapel Services Old Allentown Road in Fort office at 202-829-5511 for
women’s conference from 7-9 Men for Christ Male Choir. The Rev. Frederick D. Washington, Md. The 10:30 additional information.
p.m., Oct. 22 and 8 a.m.-3 The conference is free and Haynes III preaches at the a.m. service takes place at
p.m., Oct. 23 in the Fort Myer open to the public but ID is 11 a.m. worship service Oct. 6615 Walker Mill Road, Recital
Capitol Heights, Md. Call The Friends of Music
24 at Howard University’s
301-449-1450 for more
Cramton Auditorium, 2455 at Galbraith AME Zion
Sixth St., N.W. He is senior Church, located at 1114
pastor at Friendship-West Courtesy Photo Sixth St. N.W., will sponsor
Friendship and Deacon
Baptist Church in Dallas. The Rev. Dr. Frederick D. a recital at 4 p.m. on Oct.
The Rev. Charles E. Booth Haynes III will preach on 24. The program features
Friendship Day and
preaches Oct. 31. Oct. 24. Angeli Ferrette, soprano;
Deacon Day will be
Chapel services are visit for Marquita Raley-Cooper and
celebrated during the 8:30
broadcast the following week additional information. The Monique Holmes, mezzo
a.m. and 11 a.m. services
e-mail address is chapel@ sopranos. The Rev. Dr.
each Sunday at 11 a.m. on on Oct. 24 at Peoples Myrtle Bowen, pastor, invites
Howard University radio Congregational UCC, 4704
the community to enjoy an
station, WHUR-FM 96.3 and 13th St. N.W. The Rev. Leslie
afternoon of beautiful music.
can be ordered by mail with Pastor Honored Dowdell Cannon preaches
Courtesy Photo The Rev. Dr. Robert J. Call the church office at
the Media Ministry Order at both services. The theme
Men for Christ Male Choir Williams, senior pastor at 202-289-1580 for additional
Form. Call 202-806-7280 or will be “Going Forward

Apostle Betty Peebles of Jericho City of Praise Remembered

By George Barnette of my beloved mother and had its own building in March
your beloved Apostle, Betty 1969, completed an addition
AFRO Staff Writer
P. Peebles,” Peebles wrote. to the building in 1977 and Rupertha C. Hunt, 85
Apostle Betty Peebles, “Her smile will forever be then another addition 10
senior pastor of Jericho etched in our hearts. Please years later. In 1978, Jericho
City of Praise in Landover continue to keep my family launched the Jericho Christian
Rupertha C. Hunt of
and a longtime gospel and the church family in your Training Center/College and
Washington, D.C., went to
artist, educator and radio prayers.” to this date, it has graduated
be with the Lord in the early
personality, passed away in a For nearly 50 years, over 7,000 students. The
morning of Sept. 22.
Baltimore hospital Oct. 12 of Peebles had been working church moved into its current
Born Dec. 7, 1924, in
cancer at the age of 76. in the ministry. It began in home in 1997 and is one of
the District to Rupert and
Her son and assistant 1963 when, along with her the most powerful Black
Martha Clark, Rupertha
pastor at the church, Elder husband, the Rt. Rev. James churches in Prince George’s
graduated from Miner’s
Joel R. Peebles Sr., posted a R. Peebles Sr., organized the Courtesy Photo
Apostle Betty Peebles Teachers College in
statement on Jericho’s website Peebles Gospel Chorus. The Viewings of Apostle
1946 with a bachelor’s in
expressing his thoughts on the next year, under the direction Peebles are scheduled for Oct.
Peebles founded what was elementary education. She
passing of his mother. “It is of the Apostle A.H.S. Johnson 21 from 4-7 p.m., followed
to become Jericho Baptist continued her education at
with a sorrowful spirit that I of Rehoboth Baptist Church by a wake from 7-9 p.m.,
announce the passing to glory in Washington, D.C., the Church. The church finally and Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 Teachers College, Columbia
a.m., both at the Jericho City University, from which she
of Praise main sanctuary. The received a master’s degree
homecoming service is to in elementary education in
follow at 11 a.m. 1950. In that same year, she
In 1996, the Rt. Rev. married Everette C. Hunt Sr. RUPERTHA C. HUNT
Peebles passed away with and from this joyful union of Peoples Congregational
the eldest son, James R. one daughter Marcia and a United Church of Christ
Peebles Jr., following him in son Everette Jr. were born. and she lived her life with
death one year later. John R. She spent her entire career her footsteps ordered by the
The Maryland Black Caucus Foundation Peebles Sr., the middle son, as a teacher in the D.C. Lord. Mrs. Hunt was also a
Invites you to join died in 2004. public school system. She member of the Beta Lambda
was a dedicated member
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Continued from B6 Mrs. Hunt had a joy and Mrs. Hunt was actively important and cherished role and Karen Hunt; brother Dr. of nieces, cousins and friends.
a passion for life which can involved in education, the was being a mother. Rupert B. Clark Jr.; lifelong Rupertha was preceded in
chapter of Alpha Kappa only be unmatched by the community and various She is survived by her son friends Aurelia Clifford and death by her husband and
Alpha Sorority and Les love she had for her family. associations, but her most and daughter-in-law Everette Marjorie Buchanan and a host daughter.
Joyeuses Amies (Happy

Glyndola C.
Ross, 82

Glyndola was born
Dec. 29, 1927, in Red
Springs, N.C., to proud
parents Charles and Sadie
Malette Currie Cheek.
She attended grade school
and graduated from E.E.
Smith High School. She
continued her educational
experience at Fayetteville
Teachers College and New
York University where
she received her master’s
Glyndola met and
married Samuel Ross
and a daughter, Michelle
Renee, was born from
this union. After moving
to Washington, D.C.,
they joined Plymouth
Congregational United
Church of Christ under the
leadership of the late Rev.
T.S. Ledbetter.
Glyndola taught 28
years at the Charles R.
Drew Elementary School.
She was completely
dedicated and committed to
her students and after her
retirement in 1987, many
students kept in touch with
Glyndola worked with
the Queens Chapel Civic
Association, Plymouthites
and the Women’s
Association and Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Xi
Omega chapter.
She leaves to mourn
a devoted husband of 50
years, Samuel H. Ross;
daughter Michelle Renee
Ross Humphries; son-
in-law Paul Humphries;
brothers-in-law Johnnie
Pandley (Ernestine Sacia)
and Clarence Sellers
(Bessie); a host of nieces,
nephews and cousins and
devoted friends Maxine J.
Wooten, Ethel R. Black,
Regina T. Rutledge, Viola
P. Ellis, Regina P. Lanham,
Juanita B. Cooper, Nina
Mae Stephens and Hilda

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Georgetown Basketball Gears Up for New Season

By George Barnette be its best on ball defender. Enrique Iglesias’ “Hero.”
AFRO Staff Writer Clark relishes the opportunity The event, held at the
to step into an expanded role school’s McDonough Arena
With the early departure offensively. in conjunction with the
of All-American center Greg “I’ve still got to do the women’s basketball team,
Monroe to the NBA, many same things I was doing featured a performance by
questions surround this year’s before,” Clark said. “That’s hip-hop star Wale and a
edition of the Georgetown playing defense, making tribute to late go-go pioneer
Hoyas men’s basketball plays, letting things happen Little Benny.
team. But with two of the and definitely knocking down In previewing the tribute,
best guards in the Big East my open shots.” Thompson echoed the
in seniors Chris Wright and Georgetown will look marketing slogan for the team
Austin Freeman, the Hoyas to a stable of big men to try this season by saying, “D.C.
still figure to be in the mix for to replace Monroe. Much is is our playground.”
the conference championship. expected from senior Julian “We want to take you
“Coach [John Thompson Vaughn, who will step into back to the Panorama Room,”
III] already said it himself: the center position that he said, referring to a D.C.
The guards are going to have Monroe vacated. He’ll have hoops landmark. “We want
to set the tone this year,” said some help from junior Henry Courtesy Photo/Georgetown Sports Information to take you back to the Black
Freeman. “We’re just going Sims, a Baltimore native, Georgetown Basketball fans enjoyed one of the most exciting nights of Midnight Hole.”
to have to let everybody feed and freshman forwards Nate Madness as the Hoyas men’s and women’s basketball teams were introduced and the The two teams went on
off of us because we have the Lubick and Moses Ayegba. crowd was treated to a live performance by D.C.-based rapper Wale. to form a soul train line as
most experience out of the “We’re not really trying they danced to a medley
group.” to replace Greg. We’re just great.” that we have here now and, fun at a midnight madness of old school go-go songs.
Also in that stable going to do what we have to Thompson said the Hoyas as a staff and as a team, you event Oct. 15. However, with an early-
of guards is the often do to win,” said Sims. have some questions to have to try to figure out how Each player was season schedule that includes
overlooked junior Jason “Nobody is expected to go answer, but this season is no this group is going to win.” introduced to a song of his games against four NCAA
Clark. The slender, long- out and get 15 [points] and 10 different than any other year. Before the Hoyas got on choosing with most coming tournament teams from last
armed Clark is one of the best [rebounds]. We’re expected “I don’t go back and compare with the grind with early out to a contemporary rap season, that night may have
three-point shooters on the to go and play. If somebody and contrast,” Thompson season practices, they took song. Lubick bucked the been the last bit of fun the
team and is depended upon to goes out and gets 15 and 10, said. “You look at this group some time out to have a little trend and was introduced to Hoyas will have for a while.

Howard University Volleyball

Lady Bison Fall Back into
Losing Slump
NCAA’s Governing of By Perry Green
AFRO Sports Editor

Football is a Nightmare It didn’t take long for

Howard’s volleyball team
to fall back into its dreadful
I’ve decided to task the NCAA and the BCS rankings, and from where I sit, there losing slump this season.
selective punishment they seem to enforce are a lot more cons than pros. A recent After ending a two-game
on selected schools of choice. If you argument concerned the plight of Alabama. losing skid just last week,
notice, there are schools that have escaped Alabama was undefeated and ranked the Lady Bison found
investigation and punishment forever. For No. 1 in power ranking. Steve Spurrier themselves in yet another
instance, I don’t remember Notre Dame ever led South Carolina onto the gridiron and losing streak after a 3-2 loss
making the headlines because of NCAA conducted an old fashioned butt whipping to the Hampton Lady Pirates
Courtesy Photo/Howard Sports Information
violations. on Alabama. This past weekend, Ohio State on Oct. 17.
Howard fell short against Hampton, 3-2, in their latest
It was Howard’s second
Notre Dame has the golden dome, the had the No. 1 spot wrestled from their grasp. MEAC action.
straight loss after falling to
golden helmets and they are the golden Now there is speculation that maybe it
Morgan State earlier in the five made by Johnson and four blocked by
boys. Notre Dame is the Dallas Cowboys of won’t be so bad if a team with one loss can week. The Lady Bison now carry a dismal
the college ranks. If you have a few minutes, compete for the National Championship. Partridge.
4-16 overall record, 1-2 against Mid-Eastern “We are unbelievable with our blocking,”
think about this and I bet you can come up However, there will be undefeated teams in Athletic Conference opponents. Howard head coach Dawn Barnes said. “It’s
with a laundry list of schools that have never other conferences who won’t get a shot at Despite losing, Howard has played the best we’ve ever done at blocking.”
been punished for infractions. the title. decently throughout their most recent Coach Barnes says she’s not discouraged
You would have to be a dunce to believe The excuse seems to be strength of performances. They battled back from being by the most recent losses. She believes the
that there are only about half of the schools schedule. I ain’t buying the strength of behind two sets and forced an extra fifth team is playing hard and will continue to
under NCAA guidance that have done a set Saturday against Hampton. Although work hard to improve.
little under the table something to help the they fell short in pulling off the come-from- “Today was a great game,” Barnes said
program be successful.
“There are schools that have behind win, it was still an impressive night,
Saturday. “We should’ve played the first two
I am sure we all know a stud athlete from escaped investigation and offensively, for Howard.
sets like the second two. This just leads us
the neighborhood who suddenly seems to Tosin Elebute led Howard with a game-
punishment forever...I don’t high 13 kills, along with 14 digs. Her for what we need to work on for the next
dress better and suddenly has no need for weekend.”
bus tokens once he reaches college. Since remember Notre Dame ever teammates Keri Partridge, Gazelle d’Artois
Howard will return to action on Oct. 22
and Taylor Johnson each recorded nine
scholarship athletes are not able to hold jobs making headlines because of digs, while Jasmine King finished with 35 when the team travels to Maryland-Eastern
under NCAA rules, and there is no paycheck Shore to face the Lady Hawks in more
for a jock that is majoring in advanced
NCAA violations.” assists in the game. They performed just as
well defensively, recording 16 total blocks, MEAC competition.
basket weaving, I am thinking he might find
a little cash under his pillow from time to schedule argument, because I believe if you
I don’t begrudge the guys making a
whip everybody who shows up you are a
champion in your own right and deserve a
Weekly HBCU Football Power Rankings
little cash on the side. My problem is with
the NCAA governing body. If there are
While the BCS tries to figure out that Grambling Dethrones South
infractions at SMU, you don’t hear about it.
The NCAA ain’t going down to the Bible
Belt messing around. However if there is
one, the NCAA has a problem that needs
solving. There is a lot of investigating of
athlete’s behavior, but some of the sins of
Carolina State
By Donal Ware first-place votes in the coaches’ poll and 16 of
something a little fishy going on at Miami selective schools seem to go unnoticed. Special to the AFRO the 23 first-place nods in the media top 10.
University, a sanctions committee shows up Recently San Diego State was the victim The Tigers are idle this week, but they’ll
and spends a couple of years investigating of crime. The only thing missing here was NEW YORK/Fuquay-Varina, N.C.-- After return to action on Oct. 23 when they travel
and visiting South Beach and having a a gun. A BYU running back was stuffed, a crazy weekend that saw several teams to Greenville, Miss., to face the Delta Devils
cracked crab dinner on the expense account. and the ball popped out. The ruling on the within the HBCU of Mississippi Valley State. The undefeated
Take the case of Reggie Bush, field was no fumble. When the replay came coaches and media top 10 football polls Wildcats of Bethune Cookman (6-0), who
for example. A committee has been down, the ruling was upheld. lose − including No. 1 South Carolina State defeated previous No. 1 South Carolina State
investigating his tenure at USC for five Later it was revealed that the replay − a change at the top was inevitable. The last weekend, are No. 2 in both polls.
years. Reggie has been a professional for officials in the booth were a BYU employee Grambling State Tigers (5-1) now sit atop Not only did Bethune post its first Mid-
this, his sixth season, and the committee and alumnus. Boy, you talk about a home both editions of the Eastern Athletic Conference road shutout
has spent enough time in sunny California field advantage. HBCU coaches and media polls. since 2000 (a 33-0 victory at Howard), it also
so they have reached a verdict. The verdict These are the things that deserve the GSU used a five-touchdown performance snapped SCSU’s 21-game MEAC winning
from running back Frank Warren (29 carries, streak.
stinks, but the NCAA is god in the college attention of the NCAA, but when the NCAA
202 yards) to defeat Alcorn State, 38-28, The Wildcats travel to North Carolina
ranks. exercises its brinkmanship, it’s just another
last weekend and attain the No. 1 spot. Rod Central (2-4) on Saturday in Durham. They’ll
I have heard the pros and cons of the nightmare.
Broadway’s squad received eight of the 15 Continued on B9
October 23, 2010 - October 29, 2010, The Afro-American B9

Bison Basketball Coach Ready to Spark Turnaround

By Stephen D. Riley questions. faced? for everyone in general over AFRO: Coach, we all
AFRO Staff Writer AFRO: Coach, the Nickelberry: Probably these last few years and what know that Howard is a
Washington, D.C., area is mindset and having everyone can they look forward to? national name. People come
Kevin Nickelberry is overflowing with talent and believe. I have somewhat When you think about it, from miles around just to
staring at an uphill battle. The Howard is arguably at the of a track history of taking Howard has 17,000 alumni attend the homecomings
new Howard Bison basketball heart of it all. But it’s been programs that haven’t been in Prince George’s County and be around the facility.
coach knows what’s at stake: difficult for the school to winning and having some alone. We have more alumni When you finally do get this
his integrity, his program and recruit despite a prominent success. But changing the in one county than most of program turned around, how
its fans. Trying to match a name and prestige. Why? mindset of some of the the local schools have in huge would the impact be on
perennial loser to a perennial Nickelberry: I wish I Howard fans and the local all of the D.C. area. [But] the area?
powerhouse is no joke and it’s knew the answer. It didn’t people from believing that the fans have a right to be Nickelberry: I think it
a situation that Nickelberry seem that hard when I was it’s business as usual and that frustrated; we haven’t won. would be unbelievable. I’m
isn’t laughing at. The Bison here as an assistant 18 years we’re not going to get it done That’s the bottom line. I call old enough to remember
haven’t had a double-digit ago. But since I’ve been here at Howard. We will get it a spade a spade; we have not Larry Spriggs and (James)
winning season in eight years in May we’ve gotten two done and hopefully those guys gotten it done in basketball Ratliff and when [Burr
and the new coach knows BCS-talent big guys to come Courtesy Photo/Howard Sports will jump on the bandwagon and we need to change it. My Gymnasium] was sold out
that. He also knows about the here. We’ve been able to get and we can change the job is to change it and my and every Saturday and every
D.C. native Kevin
expectations, the academic kids to commit or sign so I mindset of the players. I know job is not to make excuses. weekend was an unbelievable
Nickelberry will soon begin
problems and the losing. But really don’t know why it’s we can be a factor in the D.C. We will get all of these huge weekend. I remember those
his first season as head
many believe he may also been a problem. D.C. has area. Winning’s going to be alumni to support us and Burr days. I remember when it was
coach of Hoard’s basketball
know how to fix everything. really been a big part of my the answer [but] it’s going to Gymnasium will be packed packed in Burr and it was an
Nickelberry took over the success. Howard is a national take some time to transplant every night and we can make unbelievable atmosphere and
Bison program earlier this name. My guys are going to talent locally and nationally to that winning mentality into an impact. I’m excited. The we were front page on the
year on May 4. On Oct. 14, really hit the ground running come [here]. the Howard Bison nation. future is very bright and it’s Washington Post and people
the coach took some time to and we’re going to go out AFRO: You’ve been here AFRO: You talk about going to be very bright for talked about how good it was.
answer a few of the AFRO’s and recruit some of the better since May. What’s been your changing the mindset and those players and coaches Media and the Internet are
biggest challenge so far in the fans but that’s going to who are able to turn around a more prevalent today, so it’s
trying to conduct your job be hard for a lot of people. sleeping giant such as Howard going to be even [bigger than
Weekly HBCU Football Power Rankings and some of the issues you’ve How frustrating has it been University. what it used to be].

Grambling Dethrones South

Carolina State
Continued from B8
look to move to 7-0, a mark that hasn’t been reached since
2002, their last MEAC Championship season. That game is
set for a 2 p.m. kickoff.
Jackson State (5-1), Hampton (5-1), and the
aforementioned Bulldogs (4-2) make up the rest of the
coaches’ top five at three, four and five respectively.
The remainder of the poll has Texas Southern (3-3) sixth,
Florida A&M (3-3) seventh, Alcorn State (3-3) drops from
sixth to eighth, Prairie View A&M (4-3) rejoins the poll at
nine, and Tennessee State (3-4) is 10th.
As for the media poll, Albany State (7-0), South
Carolina State and Jackson State are third, fourth, and fifth
respectively. The rest of poll includes Winston-Salem State
(7-1) in sixth place, Hampton in seventh, Morehouse (6-1) in
eighth, Tuskegee (5-2) and Saint Augustine’s College (6-1)
debuts this week tied at No. 10.
The football weekend gets started on Thursday night
again this week as Alcorn State hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff at
Jack Spinks Stadium on ESPNU.
Below are both the coaches and media’s top-10 HBCU
football power ranking polls:
HBCU Media Top 10 Poll
(Records through Oct.18)

School/ Wins-Losses/ Points

1. Grambling State 5-1/ 231

2. Bethune-Cookman 6-0/ 201
3. Albany State 7-0/ 184
4. South Carolina State 4-2/ 142
5. Jackson State 5-1/ 119
6. Winston-Salem State 7-1/ 107
7. Hampton 5-1/ 92
8. Morehouse 6-1/ 66
9. Tuskegee 5-2/ 40 Mrs. Santa
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Others receiving votes: Fort Valley State (6-1) 20, Florida

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or more. Call our branch Order of Publication of to such appointment (or
VOUCHER. UNITED the notice required by to the probate of de- or filed with the Register Superior Court of
BREAST CANCER office at 301-680-8880. of Wills with a copy to 1. District
the Domesticof $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
law in such cases; it is cedent¬s will) shall be
Ask for Susan Stepke or the undersigned, on or District of Columbia
2. Foreign
FOUNDATION Free by the Court this 27 day filed with the Register of
before April 8, 2011, or PROBATE DIVISION
$ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
e-mail susan.stepke@ of September 2010. Wills, D.C., 515 5th d. EscheatedD.C. Estates
Mammograms, Breast ORDERED, that all per- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor be forever barred. Per- Washington, $ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
Cancer Info www.ubcf. Visit sons concerned show Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . sons believed to be 20001-2131Probates
e. Standard $ 125.00
www.insphereis-swash- heirs or legatees of the Administration No.
info FREE Towing, cause, if any there be, 20001, on or before
decedent who do not re- 2010ADM967
Tax Deductible, Non- on or before the 8 day April 8, 2011. Claims
Janet M Lieno
Runners Accepted,
of November 2010, why against the decedent ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25 Decedent
Superior Court of
the prayers of said com- shall be presented to the the District of
1-888-468-5964 plaint should not be undersigned with a copy days of its first publica- Thomas H Queen Esq
tion shall so inform the 530a. Eighth
NameStreet District of Columbia
SE 202-879-1133
Changes $ 80.00
LOTS & granted; provided that a
copy of this order be
to the Register of Wills
or filed with the Register Register of Wills, includ- Washington DC 20003 PROBATE DIVISION
$ 200.00
b. Real Property Washington, D.C.
BUSINESS ACREAGE published once a week of Wills with a copy to ing name, address and
NOTICE OF 20001-2131
for three consecutive the undersigned, on or
Date of Publication: APPOINTMENT, Administration No.
OPPORTUNITY weeks before said day before April 8, 2011, or
LAND BARGAIN 20+ in the Afro-American. be forever barred. Per- October 8, 2010
Name of newspaper:
Clement Goddard
JUDGE sons believed to be
AC $97,812 AND NOTICE TO Decedent 202-879-1212
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Dennis A Baird Esq
Washington Law UNKNOWN HEIRS Superior Court of
Can Save Your Life PRIVATE RIVER AC- 10/8, 10/15, 10/22 decedent who do not re-
Reporter Joaquim K Diagne- 1323 Fenwick Lane
ceive a copy of this no- the District of
Can Save The Lives of CESS PRISTINE MTN. Superior Court of tice by mail within 25 Wendell D Jordan DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Lieno, whose address is Silver Spring MD District of Columbia
Others VIEWS Perfect chance the District of days of its first publica- Carole L. Jordan PSC 103 Box 3318, 20910 PROBATE DIVISION
to own park like Mtn.
Columbia Personal APO, AE 09603, was Attorney 202-879-0157 Washington, D.C.
Can Earn You Money Civil Division
tion shall so inform the
Representative(s) appointed personal re- NOTICE OF
Register of Wills, includ- 20001-2131 Parcel for fraction of Case No. 0007358-10 ing name, address and TRUE TEST COPY presentative of the
a. Absent Defendant APPOINTMENT, Administration No. $ 150.00
888-875-3578 original cost. IN RE: relationship. REGISTER OF WILLS estate of Janet M Lieno, NOTICE TO 00697ADM10
Imani Marden Kirk 10/8, 10/15, 10/22 who b.died
Absolute Divorce
on September CREDITORS Mildred H Warner $ 150.00
Bank approved and Applicant
Date of Publication:
October 8, 2010 14,c.2010 withoutDivorce
Custody a will, Decedent $ 150.00
DOES YOUR BUSI- ready to use. ORDER OF Superior Court of and will serve without UNKNOWN HEIRS Thomas L Campbell
Name of newspaper: the District of Superior Court of
NESS NEED MORE CALL OWNER 1-800- PUBLICATION Afro-American Court supervision. All Vernon Goddard, whose Esq the District of
CHANGE OF NAME Columbia unknown heirs and heirs address is 707 South 3807 Minnesota Ave
FOOT TRAFFIC??? 888-1262. Imani Marden Kirk hav-
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over 97 newspapers judgment changing IN RE: their appearance in this pointed personal repre- Attorney
MISC. Imani Marden Kirk name
Personal BABY BOY POTTER Baltimore Legal
proceeding. Objections sentative of the estate of Notices are NOTICE per
$24.15 20001-2131
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across Maryland, Dela- to Imani Marden Moye'
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TRUE TEST COPY to such appointment There is no flat rate — 1-800 APPOINTMENT,
(AFRO) 892 2010ADM497
ware and DC. Reach 5.2 AIRLINE ME- and having applied to ORDER OF shall be filed For the died
with Proof on May 5, 2010 NOTICE TO
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for as little as $14.95 per high paying Aviation Baby Boy Potter having
515 5th Street, N.W., serve without Court su- AND NOTICE TO Sidney Marshall
required by law in such Superior Court of LEGAL
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paper in our 2x2 Display Maintenance Career. cases; it is by the Court filed a complaint for
the District of LEGAL
20001, on or be- heirsLEGAL and NOTICES
heirs whose ALEGAL n d r i n a NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES
R Wa r n e r, Decedent
Ad Network. For more FAA approved program. this 1st day of October District of Columbia judgment changing
fore April 15, 2011. whereabouts are un- whose address is 18503 NOTICE OF
2010. Baby Boy Potter name
information contact us Financial aid if qualified PROBATE DIVISION
to Duane Mckie Kasey Claims against the de- known shall enter their Eagles Roost Drive, APPOINTMENT,
ORDERED, that all per- Washington, D.C. cedent shall be pre- appearance in this Germantown, MD 20814 NOTICE TO
at 410-721-4000 x19 or - Job placement as- sons concerned show and having applied to
20001-2131 sented to the under- proceeding. Objections was appointed personal CREDITORS
visit our website: www. sistance. CALL Aviation cause, if any there be, Administration No. the court for an Order of
signed with a copy to the to such appointment representative of the AND NOTICE TO
on or before the 5th day Publication of the notice Institute of Maintenance 2010ADM954
required by law in such Register of Wills or filed shall be filed with the estate of Mildred H UNKNOWN HEIRS
of November 2010, why Gregory T Jackson with the Register of Wills Register of Wills, D.C., Warner, who died on Marshall Lynn Ramseur
(866) 823-6729. the prayers of said com- cases; it is by the Court
Decedent with a copy to the under- 515 5th Street, N.W., July 3, 2010 with a will, & Desiree Lynn Ram-
FRANCHISE BUSI- plaint should not be Richard Carnell Baker, this 4th day of October
signed, on or before 3rd Floor Washington, and will serve without seur, whose address(es)
NESS FOR SALE granted; provided that a 2010.
MISC./ copy of this order be
ORDERED, that all per- April 15, 2011, or be for- D.C. 20001, on or be- Court supervision. All are 6545 Ronald Road,
Established for 3 years. 2120 L Street NW ever barred. Persons fore April 15, 2011. unknown heirs and heirs Capitol Heights MD
Will Train. Nets 100K TRAINING published once a week Suite 200 sons concerned show
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for three consecutive Washington DC 20037 legatees of the decedent cedent shall be pre- unknown shall enter personal representa-
Can operate from any- weeks before said day Attorney on or before the 12th
who do not receive a sented to the under- their appearance in this tive(s) of the estate of
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Call Jeffrey 1-800-418- PY – Learn fast, earn Washington DC 20002.
complaint should not be mail within 25 days of its Register of Wills or filed to such appointment (or Sidney Marshall Ram-
8250 NOTICE TO first publication shall so with the Register of Wills to the probate of de- seur, who died on April
fast. Financial aid if JUDGE CREDITORS granted; provided that a A TRUE COPY TEST: copy of this order be inform the Register of with a copy to the under- cedent¬s will) shall be 20, 2010 with a will, and
qualified. A new career AND NOTICE TO Wills, including name, signed, on or before filed with the Register of will serve without Court
10/8, 10/15, 10/22 UNKNOWN HEIRS published once a week
is at your fingertips. Call for three consecutive address and relation- April 15, 2011, or be for- Wills, D.C., 515 5th supervision. All un-
EMPLOYMENT - Superior Court of Gregory Jackson,
weeks before said day ship. ever barred. Persons Street, N.W., 3rd Floor known heirs and heirs
Centura College 877- whose address is 24840 Date of Publication: believed to be heirs or Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . whose whereabouts are
SALES 206-3353
the District of
District of Columbia Ferdinand Street, in the Afro-American.
October 15, 2010 legatees of the decedent 20001, on or before unknown shall enter
Plaquemine LA 70764, JUDGE April 15, 2011. Claims
PROBATE DIVISION Name of newspaper: who do not receive a their appearance in this
Energy Consultants was appointed personal A TRUE COPY TEST:
Afro-American copy of this notice by against the decedent proceeding. Objections
Washington, D.C. 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
Needed! Help BGE SERVICES - 20001-2131 representative of the Washington Law mail within 25 days of its shall be presented to the to such appointment (or
customers lower their Administration No. estate of Gregory T Superior Court of Reporter first publication shall so undersigned with a copy to the probate of de-
energy costs. Permanent
MISC. 2010ADM961 Jackson, who died on the District of Joaquim K Diagnet- inform the Register of to the Register of Wills cedent¬s will) shall be
Harold Edward January 4, 2010 without District of Columbia Lieno Wills, including name, or filed with the Register filed with the Register of
positions available a will, and will serve PROBATE DIVISION Personal address and relation- of Wills with a copy to Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Brooks III
Make up to $500-$800/ ADVERTISING BUD- Decedent without Court supervi- Washington, D.C. Representative ship. the undersigned, on or Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
week GET TOO TIGHT!!! NOTICE OF sion. All unknown heirs 20001-2131 TRUE TEST COPY Date of Publication: before April 15, 2011, or Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
and heirs whose October 15, 2010 be forever barred. Per- 20001, on or before
whereabouts are un-
Administration No. REGISTER OF WILLS
sons believed to be April 15, 2011. Claims
NECESSARY NOTICE TO 2010ADM967 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 Name of newspaper:
NESS WITH US IN CREDITORS known shall enter their Janet M Lieno Afro-American heirs or legatees of the against the decedent
Please call 443-552- 2010. Advertise in 116 AND NOTICE TO appearance in this Decedent Superior Court of Washington Law decedent who do not re- shall be presented to the
4825 newspapers across UNKNOWN HEIRS proceeding. Objections Thomas H Queen Esq the District of Reporter ceive a copy of this no- undersigned with a copy
Jermaine Harold to such appointment 530 Eighth Street SE District of Columbia Vernon Goddard tice by mail within 25 to the Register of Wills
Maryland, Delaware Brooks, whose address shall be filed with the Washington DC 20003 PROBATE DIVISION Personal days of its first publica- or filed with the Register
Register of Wills, D.C., Representative tion shall so inform the of Wills with a copy to
Furniture and DC. Reach 5.2 is 8628 Glenarden Park-
515 5th Street, N.W.,
Attorney Washington, D.C.
million readers weekly way, Glenarden MD NOTICE OF 20001-2131 512-846-2328 Register of Wills, includ- the undersigned, on or
20706 was appointed 3rd Floor Washington, APPOINTMENT, Administration No. TRUE TEST COPY ing name, address and before April 15, 2011, or
LEATHER LIVING for only $495.00 in our personal representative D.C. 20001, on or be- NOTICE TO 2010ADM964 REGISTER OF WILLS relationship. be forever barred. Per-
Classified Ad Network. fore April 8, 2011. Clement Goddard 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 Date of Publication: sons believed to be
ROOM SET. In original of the estate of Harold
Claims against the de-
Decedent October 15, 2010 heirs or legatees of the
plastic, never used. Orig For more information Edward Brooks III, who
cedent shall be pre-
Dennis A Baird Esq Superior Court of Name of newspaper: decedent who do not re-
died on February 20, UNKNOWN HEIRS
price $3000, Sacrifice contact us at 410-721- 2010 without a will, and sented to the under-
Joaquim K Diagne- 1323 Fenwick Lane the District of Afro-American ceive a copy of this no-
$975. Can deliver. Call 4000 x19 or visit our will serve without Court signed with a copy to the Silver Spring MD District of Columbia Washington Law tice by mail within 25
Lieno, whose address is
Register of Wills or filed 20910 PROBATE DIVISION Reporter days of its first publica-
Bill 301-841-7565 website:www.mddc- supervision. All un-
with the Register of Wills
PSC 103 Box 3318,
Washington, D.C. Andrina R Warner tion shall so inform the
known heirs and heirs APO, AE 09603, was Attorney whose whereabouts are with a copy to the under-
appointed personal re- NOTICE OF 20001-2131 Personal Register of Wills, includ-
Cherry Bedroom Set. unknown shall enter signed, on or before
presentative of the APPOINTMENT, Administration No. Representative ing name, address and
April 8, 2011, or be for- 00697ADM10 TRUE TEST COPY relationship.
Solid Wood, never used, WATERFRONT their appearance in this
ever barred. Persons estate of Janet M Lieno, NOTICE TO
CREDITORS Mildred H Warner REGISTER OF WILLS Date of Publication:
brand new in factory proceeding. Objections who died on September
PROPERTIES to such appointment believed to be heirs or
14, 2010 without a will, AND NOTICE TO Decedent 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 October 15, 2010
boxes. English Dovetail. shall be filed with the legatees of the decedent
and will serve without UNKNOWN HEIRS Thomas L Campbell
Superior Court of
Name of newspaper:
who do not receive a Vernon Goddard, whose Esq Afro-American
Original cost $4500. Sell Discounted Water- Register of Wills, D.C.,
copy of this notice by Court supervision. All the District of
515 5th Street, N.W., address is 707 South 3807 Minnesota Ave Washington Law
for $895. Can deliver. front Properties: The mail within 25 days of its unknown heirs and heirs
Pauley Drive Hutto, NE
District of Columbia Reporter
3rd Floor Washington, whose whereabouts are PROBATE DIVISION
Call Tom 240-482-8721 vacation property of D.C. 20001, on or be- first publication shall so
unknown shall enter Texas 78634, was ap- Washington DC 20019 Marshall Ramseur
inform the Register of Washington, D.C.
your dreams awaits at fore April 8, 2011. their appearance in this pointed personal repre- Attorney 20001-2131
Desiree Lynn Ramseur
Claims against the de- Wills, including name, sentative of the estate of NOTICE OF Personal
Corbin Hall or Olde address and relation- proceeding. Objections
Clement Goddard, who APPOINTMENT, Administration No. Representative
cedent shall be pre-
HELP WANTED Mill Pointe, two of the sented to the under- ship. to such appointment
shall be filed with the died on May 5, 2010 NOTICE TO 2010ADM497
Sidney M Ramseur
Date of Publication: CREDITORS 301-980-9632
finest waterfront com- signed with a copy to the
October 8, 2010 Register of Wills, D.C., without a will, and will aka
serve without Court su- AND NOTICE TO TRUE TEST COPY
Sales Professionals munities on Virginia’s Register of Wills or filed
Name of newspaper: 515 5th Street, N.W.,
pervision. All unknown UNKNOWN HEIRS Sidney Marshall REGISTER OF WILLS
with the Register of Wills 3rd Floor Washington, Ramseur
Wanted Recession Eastern Shore. Choose with a copy to the under-
Afro-American heirs and heirs whose A n d r i n a R Wa r n e r, Decedent 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
Washington Law D.C. 20001, on or be-
Proof Medicare Indus- a waterfront lot with signed, on or before fore April 15, 2011. whereabouts are un- whose address is 18503
Reporter known shall enter their Eagles Roost Drive,
April 8, 2011, or be for- Claims against the de- APPOINTMENT,
October 8, 2010 appearance in this Germantown, MD 20814
ever barred. Persons cedent shall be pre- NOTICE TO
Personal proceeding. Objections was appointed personal
believed to be heirs or sented to the under- CREDITORS
Representative to such appointment representative of the
legatees of the decedent signed with a copy to the AND NOTICE TO
TRUE TEST COPY shall be filed with the estate of Mildred H
who do not receive a
October 23, 2010 - October 29, 2010, The Afro-American B11
Nike Iweze Okigbo, 4412
Medallion Drive, Silver
Spring, MD has applied in Manager Full Time for Section 8-Senior Citizens
Case AP-2010-150 to Building in Columbia, MDBenefits included email
transport passengers for resume to
hire in the DC area. Pro-
tests are due November
10, 2010. For more in-
formation go to www. Concrete General, Inc. is seeking MBE or call subcontractors & suppliers who perform
10/22 various types of work relating to highway,
Superior Court of bridge, & utility construction in the Mary-
the District of land area. Call Mark Miller 301-948-4450.
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.
Administration No.
James Banks
William A Bland, Esq
1140 Connecticut Ave
NW #1100
Strictly Personal
Washington DC 20036
Pen Pals
NOTICE TO Caucasian, single man, 6’31/2”, love danc-
AND NOTICE TO ing, going to the movies and telling jokes.
UNKNOWN HEIRS Interested in a female 5.5’ and up, open-
Lela H Banks, whose
address is 3618 Park minded, who loves cats and don’t mind me
Place, NW Washington smoking, compassion is more important
DC 20010 was ap-
pointed personal repre- than figure (looking for a relationship). If
sentative of the estate of interested please call Harry at 410-833-
James Banks, who died
on June 8, 2010 without 4561 or cell (410-935-9001).
a will, and will serve ---
without Court supervi-
sion. All unknown heirs
and heirs whose Truthful man seeking spiritual pen pals.
whereabouts are un-
known shall enter their Womb my emanation. Law is unification.
appearance in this Breath, knowledge and consciousness! Wil-
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment liam Piggie, P.O. Box 565, Pittsboro, N.C.
shall be filed with the 27312
Register of Wills, D.C.,
515 5th Street, N.W., ---
3rd Floor Washington,
D.C. 20001, on or be-
fore April 22, 2011. Lonesome Hearts - Pen Pals
Claims against the de-
cedent shall be pre- To have a notice published in the Strictly
sented to the under- Personal Section, write the message you
signed with a copy to the
Register of Wills or filed want printed in the space below. Enclose
with the Register of Wills ten dollars ($10.00), check or money order
with a copy to the under-
signed, on or before for 25 words. NO CASH PLEASE. Ad-
April 22, 2011, or be for- ditional words will cost 50 cents each.
ever barred. Persons
believed to be heirs or
legatees of the decedent
who do not receive a
copy of this notice by
mail within 25 days of its To answer a Lonesome Heart notice, en-
first publication shall so
inform the Register of close a check or money order for $2.00 for
Wills, including name, each letter you wish to have forwarded. NO
address and relation-
CASH PLEASE. Be sure to include the fox
Date of Publication: number of the person you wish to contact.
October 22, 2010
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American All letters, queries and notices should be

Washington Law
sent to:
Representative 2519 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
10/22, 10/29, 11/5
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.
Administration No.
Charles Joseph
Leroy T Jenkins Jr
PO Box 162

To Advertise
Great Falls, VA 22066

Claude Worrell, whose
address is 105 Robin-

son Woods, Char-
lottesville, Virginia
22903 was appointed
personal representative
of the estate of Charles
Joseph Wellington, who
died on July 11, 2009 When: Saturday, October 30, 2010 • From: 4pm - 7pm
with a will, and will serve
without Court supervi-
sion. All unknown heirs
and heirs whose
whereabouts are un-
known shall enter their
appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment (or
to the probate of de-
cedent¬s will) shall be
filed with the Register of
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
20001, on or before
April 22, 2011. Claims
against the decedent
shall be presented to the
undersigned with a copy
to the Register of Wills
or filed with the Register
of Wills with a copy to
the undersigned, on or
before April 22, 2011, or
be forever barred. Per-
sons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25
days of its first publica-
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ-
ing name, address and
Date of Publication:
October 22, 2010
Name of newspaper:
Washington Law
Claude Worrell
10/22, 10/29, 11/5
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