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Black Farmers Finally Get Senate Action


By AFRO Staff North Carolina. Pigford’s suit already died at the plow
claimed that Black farmers waiting for justice,” Boyd
Civil rights groups and received little or no U.S. told the Richmond Times-
Black officials are hailing the Department of Agriculture Dispatch. “I hope the ones
clearing of a $1.15 billion support in the form of loans who are living will see
appropriations measure Nov. and grants compared to their justice. The amount of money
19 to settle a decades-old White counterparts. The case, will not put farmers back into
discrimination suit by Black which began in 1997, saw a business.”
farmers that has languished settlement reached in 1999 The appropriations bill-
for months in the Senate. The that stated qualified farmers for a $4.6 billion settlement
approval paves the way for could receive $50,000 to to Black farmers and Native
one of the largest civil rights settle claims of racial bias. Americans-was stalled in
settlements in history, if the However, many farmers the Senate for months while
bill clears the House. missed the filing deadline to Democrats and Republicans
“Black farmers now receive payment. A settlement fought over how to pay
have access to the justice reached in February allowed for the settlement. The
from which they have been those farmers to resume stalemate was broken during
so unfairly denied,” The pursuit of their claims. the first week of the lame
Lawyers’ Committee for “The passage of this bill duck session of the 111th
Civil Rights Under Law- is long overdue,” said John Congress when Sen. Tom
AFRO File Photo/by Rob Roberts
which has played an active Boyd, head of the National Coburn, R-Okla., dropped an
role in seeking redress for Black Farmers Association, in objection to the package after John Boyd, head of the National Black Farmers Association, shown in this September
wronged Black farmers-said a statement. Senate leaders agreed not to 2010 AFRO file photo with U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, said the passage of bill to release the
in a statement. The group “Black farmers have
Continued on A3 settlement “is long overdue.”
added, “The Senate agreeing
to distribute funding under
the Obama Administration’s
additional settlement of
$1.25 billion goes a long way
It’s Official–Councilwoman Agnes Welch Retiring
By Shernay Williams which houses some of Baltimore’s has been an advocate for not only
in supporting the renewed
AFRO Staff Writer neediest neighborhoods including seniors but all of Baltimore.”
commitment of turning the
Rosemont, Poppleton, Harlem Prior to her career in city politics,
page on civil rights issues of
After seven consecutive terms in Park and Sandtown. Welch also Welch was an educator and 20-
the past.”
the Baltimore City Council, Agnes endured redistricting, several year social work veteran. She said
The action stems from
Welch, D-9th district, has confirmed mayoral administrations and the loss running for political office was a
the settlement of Pigford
her retirement, saying she will leave or retirement of many of her first “natural” progression.
v. Glickman, a class-action
her post within two weeks. Welch, political colleagues. “As a social worker, you knew
lawsuit named after Timothy
85, made the formal announcement “I think there comes a time when all the problems people were having
Pigford, a Black farmer from
Nov. 22 at a weekly City Council you have to evaluate where you are,” so you thought if you got into
meeting. Her last day will be Dec. 6, she said during an interview with government you could improve
INSERT she said. the AFRO, “and it is time for me to the quality of life for them through
• Dollar General The tiny but robust councilwoman retire.” legislation,” she said.
has been a staunch advocate for the City Council President Bernard The Morgan State graduate
Listen to “First Edition” elderly, a warrior in the fight against “Jack” Young, who has worked with ran for what was then the fourth
childhood obesity and animal cruelty, Welch for over 14 years, says he will councilmanic district with the
a champion for children safety and miss a woman who was “tireless” support of former Mayor William
a member of various boards and Baltimore advocate. Schaffer.
committees including the Urban “Since I’ve known her…she has “The great thing about Agnes is
Join Host Sean Yoes AFRO File Photo
Affairs and Aging committee and been a dynamic representative for that when she comes to me with a
 Sunday @ 8 p.m. on Agnes Welch stands with campaign Task Force on Childhood Obesity. the people in her district,” he said. problem, she always has a solution,”
88.9 WEAA FM, the workers in October 1983, ready to For over a quarter of a century, “I can’t tell you how important she Schaffer told the AFRO in 1983.
Voice of the Community. board a bus to Atlantic City for a she was consistently reelected to has been to Baltimore government. “Anyone can tell us what’s wrong,
victory celebration. represent Southwest Baltimore, We are going to lose someone who Continued on A6

Community Groups Join Forces College Partnership Targets


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Underserved Adults
to Uplift Teens in Foster Care By Shernay Williams
AFRO Staff Writer
By Shernay Williams cannot be released due to
AFRO Staff Writer confidentiality regulations, By 2018, more than 68 percent of all American jobs will
ran in the Y of Central require a post-secondary education, according to a recent
When Sean, 16, was sent Maryland’s 5k Turkey Trot Georgetown University study. That is a 40 percent increase
to Arrow Child and Family competition on Thanksgiving from current job market requirements.
Ministries, officials reported Day. Lucas says she did In response to these mounting standards, a premier online
that she was depressed and not compete against other college for adults—University of Maryland University
withdrawn. The teenager runners—only herself—in a College—has initiated a project to close the achievement
came from a broken test of endurance and self- gap for underserved adult students and cultivate success
Baltimore City home and motivation. interventions that will encourage associate degree seekers to
was sent to the ministry for transition to bachelor’s degree programs.
“stabilization” before release The college, which boasts rank as the country’s largest
at a foster home. public university with 150 locations worldwide—21 of which
But when she was are in Maryland—will collaborate with Prince George’s
introduced to a component Community College and Montgomery College for the project.
of the ministry that included UMUC President Susan C. Aldridge says the program,
training for a 5k run with a funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Kresge Foundation,
group called Athletes Serving Courtesy Photo The three-pronged positions the university to address attrition firsthand.
Athletes, she blossomed, said Ameous Lucas partnership between Arrow “This generous grant from the Kresge Foundation will
Ameous Lucas, a director at Ministries, Athletes Serving allow us to explore the gap in student success, retention and
Arrow. and they have no support,” Athletes and the Maryland graduation rates,” she said. “It will help us and our community
The athletes taught her said Lucas. “They think the Y is instilling pride in college partners to identify the factors that hinder some students
and about 19 other young community looks at them like foster children like Sean from reaching their education goals and allow us to develop
adults the art of running and they are a blight on society. and backing them with better strategies for intervening proactively on their behalf.”
maintaining a healthy diet, but Here, they are competing, community support, Lucas The effort calls for a three-staged process that will cultivate
most importantly, they gave coming across that finish said. student success: extraction and analysis of student data from
her confidence. line with hundreds of people Arrow, which specializes in each school, comparison of “successful” and “unsuccessful”
“A lot of [teens at cheering them on. It’s a foster care, diagnostic services, student strategies to create evidence-based alternatives
Join the AFRO on Arrow] come from homeless wonderful experience.” transitional living and non- to maximize student success and the development and
Twitter and Facebook backgrounds, broken homes Sean, whose last name
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A2 The Afro-American, November 27, 2010 - December 3, 2010

AFRO National Briefs


Poll: Jean-Henry Céant Favored by Majority in Port- pioneer. “She provided an invaluable example of leadership,
Your History • Your Community • Your News au-Prince’s Tent Cities strength and persistence. She inspired others to use their
The Afro-American Newspapers  The results of a recent polling expedition to identify talents to serve the African-American community, and her
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters the next president of Haiti shows notary Jean-Henry Céant legacy will continue to inspire and enlighten us for years to
2519 N. Charles Street favored by nearly three of four (72 percent) of respondents, come,” said Braun.
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 according to a press release issued by Washington, D.C.- Burroughs was born in St. Rose, La., in 1917 but moved
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 based National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians. with her family to Chicago’s south side in 1922. She worked
www.afro.com Michel Martelly (Sweet Mickey) was also mentioned as a as a high school art teacher, studied at the Art Institute of
preferred choice of those interviewed. Chicago and established the DuSable Museum of African
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 The four-day polling research tour, conducted from Nov. American History in 1961 with her husband, Charles.
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II 11-14, included both focus groups and in-depth interviews.
Most of the interviews were conducted in four of the largest Maxine Waters Ethics Trial Postponed
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. campsites in and around the capital city where nearly 600,000 Only one day after the House Ethics Committee
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222
residents remain since the earthquake on Jan. 12. recommended Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., be censured,  
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 According to pollster Shawnta Walcott, the race is far from the committee announced it will postpone Rep. Maxine
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales over although Céant is the early frontrunner. “In terms of Waters’, D-Calif., trial, which was slated to take place Nov.
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 outcomes, there will be no first round knockouts here. You can 29.
susangould@afro.com bet on a highly contested second-round showing. While the Committee chairs Zoe-Lofgren, D-Calif., and Jo Bonner,
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 race is still too close to call, Céant appears to be the candidate R-Ala., said they will send Waters’ case back to the panel’s
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 gaining the most momentum,” said Walcott, former director of subcommittee for additional investigation, giving no
Advertising Account Executive communications for Zogby International. “He’s backed by key explanation for their decision.
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274 members of former President Aristide’s Fanmi Lavalas Party; In a statement, Waters voiced her displeasure with the
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 highly favored by Catholics, Protestants and Voudonists; committee’s plans. “I am disappointed that the Committee is
gained the support of peasant movement leader Chavannes once again postponing my hearing and showing a complete
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265
Jean-Baptiste (which proved to be a significant asset for disregard for due process and fairness.  For over a year, I
Community & Public Relations Manager
René Préval in 1996) [and] attracted crowds of over 50,000 have cooperated with the investigation and I have consistently
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243
spectators to rallies in the North.” asked for a public hearing on this matter,” said Waters. “ I
Editorial Walcott, who led Haiti’s first published presidential poll in remain eager to present my case and demonstrate to my
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu constituents and all Americans that I have not violated any
2005, added, “As for other polls showing drastically different
E-mail: editor@afro.com
results in Port-au-Prince, I can only assume that they aren’t House rules. 
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 speaking to the folks on the ground.”  “There is no provision or authority for the Committee to
E-mail: dceditor@afro.com take this action, but the same body which is charged with
Nation’s Leaders React to Death of ‘History Keeper’ interpreting the rules now seems to be guilty of making
Global Markets
Margaret Burroughs them up as it goes along. Neither the letter sent to me nor the
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 statement on the Committee website cites any rule or clear
bphillips@afro.com Margaret Burroughs, founder of the DuSable Museum
of African American History in Chicago and a celebrated rationale for this decision. “ 
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager
artist, died Nov. 22 at 93. Her death spawned a number of  
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager remembrances from the nation’s policymakers, including ‘Anti-Facebook’ Pastor Admits Past Affair, Offers to
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 President Barack Obama, Congressman Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Step Down
Production Department - 410-554-8288 and Chicago mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun. After garnering nationwide media attention for his
“Words cannot express what I feel on the passing of Dr. campaign against Facebook because of its perceived adverse
Margaret Borroughs,” said Rush. “She was…a historian affects on his congregants’ marriages, Neptune Township,
Washington Office for a lost and often disregarded people and a champion N.J., pastor Cedric Miller is speaking out about a three-way
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723 for those whose voices often go unheard… “I think I’m in sexual affair with his wife and a male church assistant.
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297 shock because it seems we are losing so many of our ancient The Asbury Park Press first reported Miller’s unusual
General Manager landmarks.” The congressman went on to recall the recent charge to church leaders: Quit Facebook or leave the
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116 deaths of gospel music icon Albertina Walker and Bishop church. According to the minister, Facebook promotes
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 Arthur M. Brazier, both famous Chicagoans. sexual indiscretions and leads to marriage problems. But the
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: President Obama also noted Burroughs’ contributions to news service reported Miller, 48, testified in 2003 that he’d
410-554-8234 American culture, calling her an esteemed “artist, historian, participated in a threesome with a male church assistant and
Customer Service@afro.com educator and mentor…also admired for her generosity and his wife 10 years ago.
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226 commitment to underserved community through her children’s During a sermon on Nov. 21, Miller said he would step
Nights and Weekends: 410-554-8282 books, art workshops and community centers.” down as senior minister if church leaders believed he was
Braun called the longtime city resident a visionary and unable to serve.

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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3
A2 The Afro-American, November 27, 2010 - November 27, 2010 November 27, 2010 - December 3, 2010, The Afro-American
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

Should Leslie Johnson take Her Oath?


Jennifer Hudson and other
relatives positively identified
Hudson’s mother and brother.
The white, 1994 Chevrolet
Suburban with Illinois license
the vehicle while walking his
dog. According to the Chicago
Tribune, the boy had been shot
multiple times in the back seat
Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
for the public’s help in finding
her nephew. In her MySpace
blog, she thanked fans and sup-
By AFRO Staff comply. instead focusing his comments onporters what heforneeds to do toand

Courtesy/Screen print from website


of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- their prayers
“We are a proud
tered to Hudson’s murdered people, a proud District 6 and a proud PG position Prince George’s forward. He says since
offered a $100,000 there are no
reward to
A federal investigation County,” King wrote.
brother, was towed with the “Our District 6 Councilwoman-elect, laws preventing Johnson from taking
anyone who returned the boydo
office then she should
into Jack Johnson and his Mrs. Leslie
boy’s Johnson,
body inside and has been arrested and charged with
is being so. alive.
wife, Leslie, has caused corruptionby
processed and destruction
evidence of evidence. Although she has not
techni- “Clearly, legally she should take Since
the office since she’s
the investigation,
many to question whether been tried
cians or convicted
and workers. (all are innocent until proven guilty in
The body been elected as a councilmember,” Baker–said
Hudson whoingained
a television
stardom
she should take her oath court)
was theremoved
later shame brought
and takenontoour District 6 and PG county is appearance on News Channel 8. after “That’s a decision
appearing that she’s
on “American
on Dec. 6. Some District mighty
the Cookand devastating.
County MedicalMrs. Leslie Johnson cannot represent going to have to make. These areIdol,” allegations.
and thenShe wonhasan not been
6 residents want her gone, us proudly and
Examiner’s honestly on the PG County Council.”
office. convicted of anything. If she shows up on Award
Academy Dec. 6,forwe’re going
her role in
while others are willing to The people
Hudson behind
and other Prince George’s Monitor, a blog run
family to swear in council members and the a new county
movie executive.”
Dreamgirls – has
give her the benefit of the by and forarrived
members PrinceatGeorge’s
the Medicalresidents, agree. They ask that Baker understands that Johnson’s presence
stayed canpublic
out of the upstage eye.a
doubt. Johnson notoffice
Examiner’s take the oath as well. “Our great county does not
mid-after- day that many of the people being sworn in have Tribune
The Chicago waited halfreport-
One resident who identify the body. Julian King, Jennnifer
need the continued distractions that will be caused by a selfish
noon to Hudson’s nephew.
their lives for. However, he says that’s not something he can
ed that a parade of cars moved
wants her gone is Allen decision
Given theby you, between
choice Leslie, not to step aside,”
look- a Nov. 14 post
A spokesman for the office reads. focus
the on. but is being held in slowly past her family’s home
murders
King. He started an online ing directly at the body or
“Concerned Prince Georgians implore you to make one Monday morning, past the
viewing it on a wall-mounted told the newspaper that final
Hudson jail “Clearly,
for parolethere are going
violation after to benews
news cameras
vans,
around
reporters
her.
and curi-
petition asking her to decision that is not self-serving! Please step aside now Leslie. There’s going to be something happening with her,” Baker
resign, which he Courtesy Photos Leave our great county at peace.” continued. “There’s nothing I can do about thatous andonlookers.
that’s what
plans on presenting
Jennifer Hudson andLeslieher mom,
Johnson, wife of currentwho
Darnell Donerson “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
On Nov. 12, Leslie Johnson was arrested after federal the people of Prince George’s County expect.
Neighbors stood
quietly and
to
wasthekilled,
Marylandas well asPrince
her brother,
George's Jason.
County executive agents overheard her allegedly tearing up an $100,000 check a “What they expect and what I will do is focus on the issues
reflected on the
General Assembly. Jack Johnson and councilmember- developer gave to her husband and stuffing nearly
“remained $80,000
strong for in
her fami- beforeconvicted
being us,” he said. “The council members, who were elected,
of attempted
video screen, the family chose violence.
King saysofthat
the body her he elect for District
7-year-old 6, waswas
plate X584859 arrested
found on her latter.
the bra at According
her husband’s request on
to the ly”a and
wiretap.
was clearly its leader. I’m going
murder andtovehicular
hold them to the standard
hijack- of ‘Let’s
In front of themake
Hudson’s
and other residents
nephew Monday, just hours Nov. 12. Many residents
Chicago’s areafter
West Side now Others aren’t quite
Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, so harsh. County
“She Executive-elect
held hands with her fami- Prince
ing. George’s
Cook County County
records great.’
show Let’s deal with
home, men in heavy the issues
jackets
of District
after 6 will
his body was foundquestioning,
in a policebased on athe
received charges
7 a.m. call Rushern
that’s him.”Baker has remained relatively ly,” theneutral on thesaid.
spokesman issue,
“It before
that us.”
he pleaded guilty to both and hooded sweatshirts came to
protest outside against her and the information that was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also kiss the twin white crosses bar-

ACORN Fights Back


of the county has been released about the case, moment.” convicted in 1998 for posses- ing the names of Donerson and
administration whether she should take office. The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Jason.
building every day Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in “Everybody is sick of going
if she refuses to been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
through stuff like this,” Artisha
when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, a former resident of the
Community
By Alan King Groups
AFRO Staff Writer
and Dallas Cowboys players
Tony Romo and Terrell Owens,
grandmother, Darnell
No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle,
trying to distance him from the
car hijacking charges.
The boy remained missing
area told the Tribune. “We all
have to stick together. All these
Continued from A1
Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in young children are dying, and
among the names submitted to group, saying, “Barack Obama in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers for what?”
public schooling, partnered with the
Presidential candidate John non-profit
election ASA in what was
officials. Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale

SOLID
intended to be a six-week training stint lastsaid
McCain’s attack on ACORN – Hurd fall.those workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue.
response from were
PAYS ATTENTION
An enthusiastic
Associated Community doing those
the children hasthings
brought without
ASA long and deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desig-
Executive Director David Slomkowski and his staff backpermis-
Organization for Reform Now – ACORN’s knowledge or every for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing
confirms
week for the
thesuccess
last year thecontinue sion,
of to were fired.
the project.
him for President. children – was issued Friday
organization, the head of the “The evidence that has sur- But now ACORN is in trouble. after Julian was discovered
ASA helps the Arrow teens understand how physical fitness
group says. faced so far shows they faked Reporter: There are at least missing after the murders.
influences their lives spiritually and emotionally. They also host

TO PERSONAL ATTENTION
“This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they 11 investigations across the Police arrested William
races for the trainees
we’ve done and success we’ve every other month
didn’t do, andnot encourage
to stuff ballot them to country involving thousands of Balfour, the missing boy’s step-
participate in the Turkey
had,” Maude Hurd, president of Trot every year.
boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband
Slomkowski
ACORN, said in an says it’s not only victim
interview about of ensuring
fraud, not thetheyoung
perpetra- forms. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
runners
with the learn
AFRO.perfect form or develop tor ofthe it. fastest running time. Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several
“I want
“When themthisto feel started,
attack loved, we appreciated Hurd andsaidaccepted,”
the only things he said. fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders.
had just announced that we had bogus are the charges them- paid more than $800,000 to an Balfour’s mother, Michele, has
registered 1.3 million new vot- selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had
“It takes collaborations like this to make
ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. efforts. nothing to do with the slayings.
It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky
our community stronger.”
that someone’s running scared
because of ACORN’s success.” ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
McCain, who is running for been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
His “heart bleeds” for the foster
president on the Republican tick- children
charged with,and the tough
casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for
et, lashed out at ACORN in the votes.”
situations they go through, he added, but he hopes “that America.
finalthing
one debatetheyagainstwillBarack
walk away with in The problemtocame
addition knowing about pri-
Obama, contending the group “is marily
the importance of exercise and nutrition, is that they had because of the way Since McCain’s comments, SQUARE HIGH
on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than
encouragement and positive feedback.”
ACORN’s 87 offices have been
ing one of the greatest frauds in rely on volunteers, it pays peo- bombarded with threats and
“What we have (in the partnership) is beautiful,” he said. “It
voter history in this country, ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail.
takes
maybecollaborations
destroying the fabric like this
of to make
ployed,ourtocommunity
sign up newstronger.”voters. The day after the presidential
After
democracy.” training for about eight weeks,
The idea bonding
was withboth those
to help debate, vandals broke into the
colleagues and growing
Factcheck.org, as a person,
a non-partisan beingSean was allowed
registered and those to doing
move organization’s Boston and Seattle
to
Weba foster home,
site, found saidclaims
those Lucas. to the registration. offices and stole computers.
“The programwith
be “exaggerated,” has“nohadevi-
a tremendous Maudimpact explained,on her,”
“We he have a After a Cleveland representative BREAD NOT ON THE LIST
said.
dence“Sheof any hassuchtaken all the positive
democracy- zerothings she learned
tolerance policy forfrom deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was
Athletes
destroyingServing
fraud.” Athletes and sheate is one of our success
falsification stories.”
of registration.” sent to the local office saying she
Hurd believes the McCain Most news account neglect to “is going to have her life ended.”

Black Farmers
charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is
ed. required by law to turn in all reg-
A worker in Providence, R.I.,
received a threatening call say- LEFT RIGHT
She said, “Because it’s low- istration forms. And they also fail ing, “We know you get off work
Continued from A1 to note that it was the organiza- at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
and moderate-income people,
and people of color,
finance it through additional I believe the tion,
of in many instances,
Representatives that first
to act A caller to one office left a
McCain campaign thinks those brought the phony registrations message on the answering
deficit spending. swiftly to bring closure for
voters are going to vote to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
The matter now goes to the many Black farmers
Democratic, which is not neces- The McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that
the House where even more who lost theirinfarms
isn’t interested thosedue fine Barack Obama needs to get
sarily true.”
recalcitrance is expected
ACORN is no stranger to to
points, preferring toNative
racial bias and air mislead- hung. He’s a (expletive deleted)
from lawmakers who contend Americans
controversy. ing ads that seek disadvantaged
to link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of
thatForthe38settlement adds to by the
years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby federal government’s
undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are
what they consider
organization has fought excessive
for social mismanagement
his political support. of funds,” fraudulent, and you need to go to
spending
and economic at a justice
time offorfederal
low- sheMcCain:
said in aI’m statement.
John McCain hell. All the niggers on oak trees.
budget deficits.
and moderate-income andPresident
I approve Obama echoed
this message. They’re gonna get all hung hon-
1 BANANA
According
Americans. Withto400,000
USA Today, mem- those sentiments.
Announcer: Who “I is
applaud
Barack eys, they’re going to get assassi-
the
ber settlement
families organizedwill beinto paidmore the Obama?Senate for passing
A man with “a the political nated, they’re gonna get killed.”
for
thanfrom
1,200a neighborhood
surplus in nutrition chap- Claims
baptism Settlement
performed atAct warp of Another message said, “You
programs
ters in 110 forcitieswomen and
nationwide, 2010,
speed.”which will at long
Vast ambition. After col- liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive
children
ACORN and by extending
has over the years seen last lege,provide
he moved funding
to Chicago.for the deleted). Welfare bums. You
customs user fees.
its share of criticism while advo- agreements reached in
Became a community the
organizer. guys just (expletive deleted)
Congressional
cating for affordableBlack housing, There, Obama
Pigford II lawsuit,met Madeleine
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A4 The Afro-American, November 27, 2010 - December 3, 2010

Community Gov. O’Malley Appoints


New State Prosecutor
Maryland Gov.
Three Civil Rights Icons to Speak at Maryland School O’Malley announced
this week the
Judy Richardson, Betty organization, will appear at appointment of Emmet
Garman Robinson and Loyola University Maryland C. Davitt as state
Dorothy M. Zellner, one- on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in prosecutor.
time members of the Student McGuire Hall West. This “I am pleased to
Nonviolent Coordinating event is free and open to the appoint Emmet Davitt
Committee (SNCC), a public. to be the next State
leading 1960s civil rights Richardson, Robinson, Prosecutor,” said
and Zellner served as editors O’Malley in a written
of Hands on the Freedom statement. “Mr. Davitt
Plow, a collection of personal is known for his
reflections by 52 women sound judgment, his
Emmet C.
involved in the SNCC. The integrity, and his broad
Davitt
organization emerged from a experience in working Courtesy Photo
series of student meetings at with law enforcement
Shaw University in Raleigh, and grand juries in prosecuting cases across the state.”
N.C. in April 1960 and grew Davitt is currently the Deputy General Counsel for the
into a large organization with Public Service Commission of Maryland. He spent much
many supporters in the North Courtesy Photo of his career an Assistant Attorney General in the Maryland
who helped raise funds to Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson and Dorothy Attorney General’s Office. For seven years, Davitt led the
support SNCC’s work in the M. Zellner, once members of the Student Nonviolent Office’s Insurance Fraud Unit, and during that period, he
South. Coordinating Committee, come to Loyola University investigated and prosecuted criminal fraud cases in fourteen
Maryland Dec.1. Maryland counties. As an Assistant Attorney General in the
The SNCC played a major Criminal Appeals Division, Davitt argued cases on behalf of
role in sit-ins and freedom the State in the state’s two highest courts. In addition, Davitt
rides, as well as a leading spent several years prosecuting felony narcotics cases in the
role in the 1963 March on Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office.
Washington, Mississippi Davitt received his bachelor’s degree from the
Freedom Summer, and University of Virginia and J.D. from the University Of
the Mississippi Freedom Maryland School Of Law. He served as a law clerk to
Democratic Party. The Chief Judge Robert C. Murphy of the Court of Appeals of
SNCC’s most significant Maryland and Judge Paul E. Alpert of the Court of Special
contribution was in its field Appeals of Maryland.
work, organizing voter Davitt will be replacing current State Prosecutor Robert
registration drives all over the Rohrbaugh, who did not seek reappointment.
South, especially in Georgia, The governor selected Davitt from a list to sent to him by
Alabama, and Mississippi. the State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission,
In more recent years, a seven-person commission created by law, comprised
filmmaker Richardson has of the Attorney General and appointees of the president
worked on projects including of the Senate, Speaker of the House, Maryland State Bar
the PBS documentary series Association and Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association.
“Eyes on the Prize.” Robinson,
a community organizer, lives
in Baltimore and is active in for Constitutional Rights and department, and African and
the reemerging grassroots City University of New York African-American Studies
social justice movement. New Law School. program.
York City consultant Zellner This event is sponsored
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has provided writing and by the University’s Women’s For more information visit
editing services for the Center Center, communication Loyola.edu.

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November 27, 2010 - December 3, 2010, The Afro-American A5

Our View
Opinion
The Robocall Scandal, and What Bob
Ehrlich Owes Our Community
Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr. made a prudent reporter.
decision in pledging not to run for public office again now that But that tactic, which is a violation of
he has lost his bid for reelection. His thinly-veiled association the Telephone Consumer Protection Act,
with what has become traditional last-minute voter suppression was neither “clean, honest..,” or “without
tactics, particularly in minority districts in Maryland, should question.”
come to an end even faster than his Back-to-the-Future forays No wonder Maryland Attorney General
on the campaign trail. Douglas F. Gansler is investigating the
Whether the former Republican governor was directly robcalls and Sen. Ben Cardin, another
involved in this year’s election eve Chicago-style robocall Democrat, has also asked U.S. Attorney
antics perpetrated by one of his campaign contractors does General Eric Holder to look into the
not matter. That “counterintuitive” contractor, Julius Henson, matter—as well they should.
of Universal Elections, has now publicly admitted that he and For his part, Henson muttered an
an associate committed this disdainful act, so they all owe unintelligible excuse after his admission,
Maryland voters an apology, for starters. saying his “counterintuitive” decision to
Any hint of tampering with the sacred franchise in a conduct robocalls was actually intended to
democratic society is a violation of civil rights and a regrettable get Republicans and Ehrlich supporters to
act. As such, that regret requires a public apology and public the polls. Shameful—and still no apology. election of the then-Gov. Ehrlich and the election of the then-
sanction. The political operative even brushed off the act as innocent, Lt. Gov. Michael Steele for the U.S. Senate.
But mum is the word from the Ehrlich camp, and it speaks claiming what amounts to voter tampering is no big deal. But this latest antic crosses a legal line, and someone will
volumes. There is nothing innocent here. have to pay – literally. The penalty for each violation of the
More than 100,000 disingenuous robocalls reportedly Today, more than two weeks after the election, Ehrlich still TCPA carries a fine of $500, or $168 million total. If found
were made anonymously to primarily Black Democrats in refuses to discuss the robocalls. He said “no comment” when guilty, that sum could take a tidy bite out of the $100,000 the
Baltimore and Prince George’s County. The woman’s voice asked about them on his wife, Kendal’s, WBAL radio show last Ehrlich campaign paid Henson’s company to mobilize Black
enthusiastically informed them that incumbent Democratic Saturday. His silence is unacceptable. voters.
Gov. Martin O’Malley had been “successful” in his reelection No one should be surprised by these voter suppression or If Ehrlich can come hat-in-hand to seek Black votes and this
bid. Worse, these targeted voters were told to “relax.” No need intimidation tactics Republicans have been accused of applying paper’s endorsement as he did before the election, he can very
to vote if they hadn’t already done so during the two hours the both in the state and across the nation to counter what they well extend the other hand by offering an explanation for his
polls would be open. view as the Democrats’ GOTV (Get Out The Vote) tactics, also contractor’s actions.
This dirty trick was the handiwork of desperados. targeted at minority voters. Ehrlich’s continued silence is an insult, which looms over
However, on election night, Andy Barth, Ehrlich campaign Ehrlich is allegedly no stranger to charges of questionable the Maryland communities his past campaign actions have
spokesman, challenged reporters following the robocall story campaign tactics either. He has been accused directly or abused. Our community is entitled to an explanation! With
to show any association to their campaign. Barth emphatically indirectly with such actions as busing in homeless Philadelphia every passing day his silence is a loud reminder of the duplicity
maintained that their camp rejected and condemned such calls. men and women in 2006 to work the Maryland polls in in his campaign promise of sensitive honesty in return for our
“We want a clean, honest and uncontestable election without minority neighborhoods and passing out election day flyers in community’s support.
questions about the vote,” he told a Baltimore television 2006 that erroneously stated Black leaders supported the re- Why, Bob?

Fair and Balanced Budgetary Reform


As a senior member of the and revenue patterns of our nation. for.”
Joint Economic Committee, Our historic and unshakable commitment to our aging and However, it is far from clear that extending the Bush-era tax
I have been giving close disabled workers is not causing our Federal budget deficit. cuts for the most affluent of our citizens (as the Republicans are
attention to the work of the For that reason, among others, cutting Social Security benefits insisting) would produce a similar benefit in fiscal terms. To
National Commission on should not even be considered as a general deficit solution. the contrary, tax cuts for the wealthiest among us that are not
Fiscal Responsibility and Social Security functions with its own revenue stream and “paid for” are budget busters unfair to future generations.
Reform – and, especially, to payment policies. Long-term solvency can be assured by As to paying for the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
recent suggestions made by focused and relatively modest future adjustments that do not that our seniors so desperately need, President Obama and
the Commission’s co-chairs, require reductions in Social Security benefits. One option congressional Democrats have already taken the lead. During
former Republican Sen. would be to increase the earned income that is subject to Social the past two years, we began the long-term process toward
Alan Simpson and Erskine Security taxes beyond the current $106,800 wage cap. general fiscal balance by addressing the increasing strain that
Bowles, former chief of staff Nor are our general budgetary problems principally the rapidly rising health care costs place on our economy.
to President Clinton. result of veterans’ healthcare costs, federal aid to public Without Republican cooperation, we enacted landmark
Needless to say, the education or our commitment to reducing crime – as would healthcare reforms that, alone, are expected to reduce our
Congressman work of this important be suggested by proposals to impose co-pays on veterans, cut federal budgetary deficits by more than one trillion dollars over
Elijah Cummings Commission has not been education spending, and cut the budget for the Department of the next 10 years.
easy. President Obama and Justice. We also enacted financial regulatory reforms that will help
the Commission deserve credit for moving forward with a While we seriously examine our budget and work to get our to prevent predatory mortgage practices and end the Wall Street
difficult national discussion about how best to achieve a more fiscal house in order, it is neither fair nor economically prudent recklessness that triggered the Great Recession.
fiscally responsible plan for our nation. to balance our budget on the backs of America’s children, Now, we Democrats must be unafraid to declare to the new
Having given credit where credit is legitimately due, I also veterans or working families. House Republican majority, “You must end your tendency to
must acknowledge my deep concerns about some of the policy Where, then, should our examination begin? borrow, spend and, then, complain about borrowing.”
choices that the Commission’s co-chairs have suggested. A significant portion of our current deficits can be traced Americans are prepared to share the pain for everyone
We must not allow ourselves to become distracted from the to our failure to pay currently for two wars, tax cuts for our that balancing our national budget will entail. However, we
more serious and immediate goal of re-creating the balanced wealthiest citizens and the Medicare drug plan. also must insist that this national challenge be overcome in an
budget that President Clinton left our nation. In this vein, the Unless we can find a way for the rest of the world to pay honest and socially equitable way.
Commission co-chairs’ basic error is their failure to connect the more of the cost, we must transform the era of America’s This, in my view, is the fair and balanced approach to
major causes of our deficits with the areas in which budgetary overseas nation-building into a more modest (and peaceful) lasting budgetary reform.
reform is most warranted. pattern of engagement.
We should not confuse the specific and more limited With respect to federal tax policy, most experts agree that Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s
challenge of extending the long-term solvency of Social tax cuts for the middle class stimulate our economy. In this Seventh Congressional District in the United States House of
Security with the broader need to change the overall spending way, it can be argued, middle class tax cuts are more than “paid Representatives.

The Failing Promise of Public Education


We, the American public, to “invest in education.” The social cost of this failure is not to be underestimated.
hold it as an article of faith And yet, increases in spending have not resulted in a Half of these students will drop out of high school; lacking
that those responsible for corresponding increase in student achievement. Studies have a high school diploma and being functionally illiterate will
devising and implementing shown that over the last 50 years, student proficiency in math qualify them for manual labor, which is steadily in the decline.
public policy have our best and English has shown little improvement even as spending They will join the ranks of the chronically unemployed;
interests at heart. Our best and federal government oversight has increased and class many of these men will make a life hustling on the streets and
minds are hard at work, size has decreased. Given the brilliance and dedication of our eventually become involved in the criminal justice system.
striving to make the world public servants, the failure of significant academic gains to Criminal records will make these men more unemployable,
a better place. Our elected materialize, in spite of billions spent on education, can only be which will make it even more unlikely that they will have
officials are dedicated to the devil’s work. the financial means to support the children they father. It is a
protecting our freedoms, And if you are a Black man, the devil must, indeed, be hellish cycle that will repeat generation after generation.
increasing our prosperity, and working overtime. Ronald Ferguson, director of the Achievement Gap Initiative
securing justice for all. Information recently culled from the National Assessment at Harvard, says, “There’s accumulating evidence that there are
What, then, is the public for Educational Progress, based on national math and reading racial differences in what kids experience before the first day of
to assume when, in spite tests given to students in the fourth and eighth grades, revealed kindergarten.” Ferguson gives voice to something that many of
Joseph C. Phillips of the best efforts of our some rather disheartening results. According to the New York us have long suspected: how well children perform in school
most brilliant thinkers and Times, the report paints a picture for Black males that is, “even depends, to a great extent, on the kind of training they receive
politicians, freedoms erode, bleaker than generally known.” in the home.
prosperity decreases, and for a great many, justice seems In 2009, math scores for Black boys lagged behind those of Battling the dark forces aligned against our children may
elusive? Surely, sinister forces must be at work. both Hispanic boys and girls, and Black males fell behind White necessitate the asking of some uncomfortable questions. For
Let us take for an example the nation’s system of public boys by an average of 30 points, which is interpreted as three instance, is the continued academic under-performance of
education. For years, American taxpayers have been sold on academic grades. Black males drop out of high school at a rate Black boys the result of a failure of the educational system?
a triad of public policy fixes for public education. In order to twice as high as White males and their SAT scores are on average Or, is the issue rooted in Black culture?
improve student performance, state and federal governments 104 points lower. In short, the report shows that Black males fall Of course, we can always avoid the discomfort of those
must dedicate a greater portion of their budgetary dollars to behind academically early on and never regain ground. questions and continue to rely on the original thinking of our
education; class sizes must be reduced, and there must be These are not students failing because they do not have best and brightest. In response to the chilling figures presented
greater oversight by the federal government. So fervent is the access to the Internet or don’t have Olympic-sized swimming in the report, the authors have come up with the original idea of
belief in this holy trinity of education, that to even ponder pools. The sad fact is that the report demonstrates that middle- urging Congress to “appropriate more money for schools.”
the efficacy of the federal Department of Education is seen as class Black boys are scoring about as well as poor White boys.
heresy. Any politician who attempts to curb the unrestricted These are students who are not proficient in the basics of math Joseph C. Phillips is the author of “He Talk Like a White
flow of tax dollars to public schools is accused of not wanting and English. Boy” available in stores now.
A6 The Afro-American, November 27, 2010 - December 3, 2010

AAA Urges Shoppers to Keep Their Cool

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TOWSON, MD (November 22, 2010) — As many retailers secondary entrances on the sides and those entrances usually
offer pre-Thanksgiving promotions and the National Retail have less traffic and additional convenient spaces.
Federation predicts holiday sales growth of 2.3 percent, AAA • Play the outfield. Outlying areas normally have more There are some
Mid-Atlantic is urging shoppers to use caution and keep their open spaces, lighter traffic and a lower risk of collision. Plus, specific things you can
calm while searching for that perfect parking spot when they it doesn’t hurt to walk off the holiday treats. In some cases, do to avoid parking
begin their holiday shopping this Black Friday, the day after however, those spaces may not be as secure so be aware of and driving mishaps
Thanksgiving. the risks. during the holiday
“Whether starting your holiday shopping before • See and be seen. Use your headlights when scouring season.
Thanksgiving or first thing on Black Friday morning, the urge parking garages for spaces, even in the daytime. The
to snag that great deal can often lead to high tempers and light will let other cars see you coming around turns and out. When behind the wheel, always be on the lookout for
low patience both in stores and often even on parking lots,” can make fitting into that tight parking space a little easier. pedestrians especially small children.
said Ragina C. Averella, manager of Public and Government Research shows that keeping your headlights on reduces your • Thieves like to window shop. Place all shopping bags
Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. crash risk even during daylight hours. and valuables in the trunk, including the GPS and its mount,
Do not let trivial parking lot wars dim your holiday glow, • Beware of tall vehicles. Avoid parking between a pair so they won’t be visible to would-be thieves. Remove any
warns AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Avoiding petty confrontations that of tall SUVs or minivans where it might be hard for you to evidence, such as GPS suction cup marks from the vehicle’s
can result in unplanned holiday expenses, including fender- back out of the space. If you can’t see well enough to back out windshield. It takes a thief just seconds to smash a window
benders, personal injuries and a general Grinch-like attitude safely, get help from one of your passengers. and steal your shopping loot.
will help keep your holiday spirits festive,” added Averella. • Refrain from reverse. If possible, avoid backing out of • Stay on guard in parking lots. Choose a well-lighted
“Quite often a normal, rational-thinking person can become a space by either backing into it or pulling through two spaces area to park at night. When returning to your vehicle, have
someone altogether different when the search for convenient that are open nose-to-nose. In some municipalities, however, keys ready in hand and check the car’s interior before entering,
parking and bargains begin. This approach can certainly backing into spaces amid moving traffic is illegal. Also, be using a penlight at night. Report suspicious people or cars.
dampen the holiday spirit.” careful about impeding traffic flow. • Slow down, buckle up. Even a low-speed collision can
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, • Look out for little ones. It can be difficult to see small result in injuries. Make sure that everyone is strapped in a seat
20 percent of all vehicle collisions that result in damage children in busy parking lots. Be aware of your surroundings belt or child safety seat while the vehicle is in motion, even if
claims occur in parking lots. Because Black Friday kicks off and look for children, who may make quick, unpredictable it is just a short trip to another part of the parking lot.
the busiest of shopping seasons, AAA Mid-Atlantic offers the movements. When walking to and from stores, hold the hands • Wait until Cyber Monday. Many retailers will have
following advice for navigating parking lots and protecting of your children to keep them safe from traffic. special online promotions on Cyber Monday, the Monday
vehicles and pedestrians as they seek those special gifts and • Stay on track and alert. Pedestrians should use after Thanksgiving. In fact, according to an Ecommerce
door busters: walkways and crosswalks, if available. If walking in the holiday sales forecast, on line sales are expected to grow by 15
• Head for the side door. Many shoppers want to park near traffic lanes is unavoidable, be alert for subtle cues – including percent this holiday, with more than 100 million U.S. shoppers
their favorite stores or near the mall entrance. Most malls have exhaust or reverse lights – that signal a vehicle is about to pull expected to be on line this Cyber Monday.

College dissemination of results. populations has increased, the completion rates for these diverse for partner institutions to analyze predictive models designed
Continued from A1 “Every student will benefit students have not been commensurate with this increase.” to increase rates of continuous enrollment and eventual
from (this research project) He says UMUC will use the three-year project as a catalyst graduation.
but at-risk students will benefit the most,” said UMUC project to eliminate such disparities. UMUC officials say the project will ultimately yield a
official Husein Abdul-Hamid in a written statement. “It is known The “Developing Data-driven Predictive Models of Student replicable process that other schools can model to increase
nationally while enrollment for under-represented and low-income Success” project will also lead to an integrated database system student persistence and graduation rates.

Agnes Welch
Continued from A1 “Because I work with the how much we worked quickly added, “But I can’t see steep competition in the make life better for each
people; I was hands on. They together,” she said. decide. It has to be a process.” 2011 city elections. Michael other…I have enjoyed every
but Agnes tells us what we know where I live, they call Political strategists say That process includes a Eugene Johnson, who lost minute of my time.”
can do about it.” me at home, they see me, I Welch’s retirement sets the public hearing—which city to Welch in 2007, says he Welch says even in
In those early years, set up meetings, I love them stage for her son and longtime officials say will be held the will run again next year and retirement, she will remain
Welch was praised as a feisty and don’t mind going to their aide William “Pete” Welch to first week in January—and a political newcomers such as and advocate for the elderly
political newcomer who was houses or having them at step in and complete her term. final vote by the City Council. Towson University professor and follow Baltimore politics
vocal and independent. mine.” When asked whom she “I’ve had a son that’s been John T. Bullock are vying for including the heated mayor’s
When asked why her “I’ve had a great career as would like to see as her my aide for 20-something the leadership role. race. “I’ll be watching,” she
constituents reelected her far as I see it and I hope my successor, Welch named her years, who knows…the Whoever the next ninth said. The council member
year after year, she said, constituents will remember public accountant son but process and who’s been there, district leader will be, called the city’s political
she said. “So, I would want Councilwoman Welch seems landscape “very good despite
him to take my place.” happy to pass the torch. what some people might
Pete Welch said he is open “I’ve had a very happy think” and said municipal
to taking his mom’s spot career,” she said. “I had officials are doing “the best
on the Council, noting that people who worked with we can with what we have.
 change and new leadership me in the district in the “We’ve got to get a hold of
  are needed in the city. communities in the churches; violence in our neighborhoods
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“You always consider it was like an extended family. and our vacant housing
those things because you want It wasn’t like a job. It was like and create some economic
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it presents a great opportunity
to help even more people,” he
said.
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education and employment.
His critics blew up
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became public, noting his
trouble in 2001 for firearm
charges and in 2004 for what
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Camaraderie Cures Seniors’ Holiday Blues


By Bobby Marvin have their own lives or mourning the loss of a memories of good times, it Former truck driver skull. Shortly after his
Special to the AFRO live too far away may all family member or loved can bring back memories Robert Anderson has wife died, he fell into a
conspire to make life after one. Licensed clinical of bad times. It can be a definitely been through a state of depression. In
At the Sandtown- retirement—including the therapist Tekeah C. Scott lost of a significant other whirlwind. In 1996 he was 2005, Anderson’s son
Winchester Senior Center end-of-year Thanksgiving/ brought him to Sandtown-
there is a lot of commotion Christmas, Kwanzaa/ Winchester for a change
going on during lunch Hanukkah season—a in pace. Since then he
time. Staff prepares solitary undertaking. has found companionship
dollar meals for seniors That’s why centers such and a sense of peace—
as laughter and chatter as Sandtown-Winchester even during the holidays.
permeates throughout the are increasingly becoming Anderson said he is
dining hall. year-round safe harbors for looking forward to the
Joanne Spears, 61, is senior folks caught in the Center’s annual Christmas
hard at work in a game storms of monotony and party. “Dressing up and
of Pity Pat Deuce Wild. loneliness. exchanging presents
As she shuffles and deals Folks like 92-year-old with each other,” he said,
cards, she jokingly teases Nancy Moore, who was “seems to keep me from
her friends with a little married for 36 years until crashing out [and] giving
trash talk. From her hearty her husband passed away up.”
laugh and competitive in the 1980s. Her children And it also helps that
spirit it’s obvious she live out of town and she he can look forward to
enjoys winning, but really, refuses to move, so for two spending time with his
she’s here for the good years now she has attended grandchildren. “It just
company. the center and built brings back old memories
“I’ve been coming here sustainable relationships. like [when] I used to spend
AP Photo
for the last five years…I “I’m lonely at home [and] with them when they were
Spending time with family and friends during the holidays is very important to
enjoy being around people ain’t nobody there but me. babies and buying presents
seniors’ emotional and mental wellbeing.
and it’s better than being And I don’t want to be for them and stuff like
home alone all the time,” there all day and all night that,” said Anderson.
said Spears, who lives by by myself. My children are Sandtown-Winchester
herself but frequents the all grown and spread all specializes in depression or a child,” said Scott, who in a bad traffic accident Director Mary Collins
center. over the world…So I’m and works with clients that has worked at a therapeutic which left him partially knows personally the
Loneliness is a just there all by myself… experienced a lot of mixed foster care agency for over blind with a fractured Continued on B3
fear common to many It’s lonely,” said Moore. emotions around special six years and now works
seniors—especially during In some cases, occasions. independently. “If you
the holidays. Deceased
spouses, otherwise engaged
loneliness can lead to
depression, especially
“Holidays for anybody,
seniors and just people in
lived a long time you may
have lost someone so it can
Preventing Pain during
friends, children who if that individual is general…can bring back trigger some emotions.” Holiday Shopping
Shopping on any given day can be a tiring
Gifts for the experience, but braving the malls and shopping
centers during the busy holiday season is a real test

Grandkids Made Easy


of endurance that can drain both your physical and
mental health.
So what can people do during the holidays to shop
Not sure what to get your grandchildren this smarter?
holiday? Popular shopping depot, Wal-Mart has taken • Lighten up. Don’t carry a lot of heavy packages
the guess work out of your gift shopping with its Top around. Make frequent trips to your car and use your
Toys selection. The company worked with parents and trunk as a locker.
suppliers throughout the year to identify its final • Lift and carry correctly. Remember when
list. It delivers on current toy trends highlighting lifting packages, especially heavy ones, to lift with
educational and aspirational toys, toys based your legs. Carry the load close to your body, and
on popular licenses, and board games for fun- be sure it’s balanced. If you can’t comfortably lift a
packed family nights. package, ask for help.
Wal-Mart’s Top Toys include: • Avoid neck and shoulder strain. When carrying
a shoulder bag or purse, alternate shoulders. Consider
• Zhu Zhu Pet or Kung Zhu Hamsters carrying a backpack and use shoulder straps to evenly
($8; Was $9) distribute the weight.
• U-Build Monopoly ($15; Was $18) • Set limits. Recognize your energy limits and
• Baby Alive Baby All Gone ($19;
Was $24.88)
• Paper Jamz Guitar ($19.87;
Was $23.87)
• Play-Doh Mega Fun Factory
($25; Was $29.96)
• Loopz Game ($25; Was
$29.98)
• LEGO Games
Creationary ($29; Was
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$34.97) • Leapster Explorer Learning Experience ($59; Was


• Toy Story 3 Talking Woody, Jessie or Blast Off Buzz $69.97)
Lightyear Dolls ($29 each; Was $34.97) • BigFoot The Monster ($88; Was $97)
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• Holiday Barbie Doll ($35; Was $39.98)


• Hide-and-Seek JoJo Interactive plan accordingly. Don’t overdo it, and schedule time
Bunny ($39.96; Was $44.88) For Top Toys demo, customer ratings and reviews and to take breaks. Plan short shopping trips—don’t cram
• Nerf N-Strike Stampede ($44; to purchase, visit www.walmart.com/toptoys. everything into one day.
$49.97) • Drink plenty of water and eat balanced meals.
• FurReal Friends GoGo My Stay hydrated and carry a water bottle as you shop.
Walkin’ Pup ($49; Was $54) Eat small, frequent meals and lots of fruit, vegetables
• Matchbox Stinky the and proteins. Avoid high-carbohydrate and high-sugar
Garbage Truck ($49; Was foods: They may give you a quick burst of energy, but
$54.97) they will leave you with plummeting blood sugar and
• Air Hogs Hawk Eye more tired than ever.
Baby Alive Radio Control Camera • Consider shopping from home. Stay out of the
Baby All Gone Helicopter ($49; Was stores altogether and shop at your favorite store Web
Courtesy Photo $59.97) sites. Most retail stores offer online ordering, or order
• Spy Net Video Watch ($49.97) from catalogs by telephone.
• Barbie Video Girl Doll ($49.98) Nerf N-Strike
• VTech V.Reader Animated E-Book System ($54; Stampede Article courtesy The America Occupational
$59.96)
Courtesy Photo Therapy Association. www.aota.org.
B2 SENIORGUIDE The Afro-American, Winter 2010

Easy Holiday Dishes


Everybody loves to eat all those home cooked holiday or until the vegetables are tender. Remove the saucepan 1 (13- to 16-oz) Brie or other soft cheese round
dishes and treats, but most of us don’t have time to spend from the heat. Add the stuffing and mix lightly. 1 package (13 oz) crackers
days toiling over a hot stove. 2. Spoon the stuffing mixture into a greased 3-quart
Rest assured, you don’t need to make everything from shallow baking dish. Cover the baking dish and bake at 1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Beat the egg and
scratch to create a great holiday meal. Guests won’t 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the stuffing mixture is water in a small bowl with a fork.
notice if you use some off-the-shelf ingredients (and if hot. Makes 10 servings (about ¾ cup each). 2. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface.
they did, they won’t hold it against you). For example, Roll the pastry sheet into a 14-inch square. Spread the
instead of dinner rolls from scratch, buy ones that you preserves on the pastry to within two inches of the edge.
just heat in the oven. Sprinkle with the cranberries and almonds. Place the
You can also use packaged items like soups, stocks cheese in the center of the pastry. Fold the pastry up over
and even pre-made stuffing, and simply add your own the cheese to cover. Trim the excess pastry and press to
personal touches to make your dishes distinctive. Add seal. Brush the seam with the egg mixture. Place seam-
some dried cranberries here or some chestnuts there and side down onto a baking sheet. Decorate with the pastry
it becomes your homemade specialty. scraps, if desired. Brush with the egg mixture.
And easy doesn’t have to equal unhealthy. Glory 3. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden
Foods, a category leader in Southern-style, heat-and- brown. Let stand for 45 minutes. Serves 12.
serve products, passes down the traditions and heritage
of Southern soul food but makes them healthier with its
line of Sensibly Seasoned™ products. All the products in Hoppin’ John
this line such as collard greens, blackeye peas and pinto
beans, have lower sodium, no meat and low fat.
Glory Foods offers its down-home goodness and
perennial favorite Pepperidge Farm offers a bit of
Hoppin’ John
1 14.5 oz can Glory Foods® Southern-Style Blackeye
decadence in these easy holiday recipes that incorporate
Peas
store-bought ingredients to help lighten your holiday
2 cups water
load:
1 cup white rice
1 tbsp butter or margarine
Salt and pepper to taste
Glory’s Sweet
1. Combine all ingredients in a pan. Cover and bring Potato Pie
to a boil.
2. Reduce heat, cover and simmer; stirring every 5
minutes until the liquid has been absorbed and rice is Glory’s Sweet Potato Pie
tender, approximately 20 minutes. 1 15 oz. can Glory Foods® Sweet Potato Casserole
3. Remove from heat; stir gently; season with salt 3 tbsp. butter, melted
and pepper. Serve immediately. (Makes 4 servings, 2 eggs, large
approximately 1 cup each.) 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Holiday Brie en Croute 1 tsp. cornstarch
1 egg 1 9-inch pie shell, uncooked and frozen
1 tbsp water
½ of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm Puff 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Set rack to center of
Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed the oven and place a cookie sheet on center rack.
Moist & Savory ½ cup apricot preserves or seedless raspberry jam 2. Combine all liquids in a large mixing bowl.
Stuffing 1 3 cup dried cranberries 3. Blend in the cornstarch and mix.
¼ cup toasted sliced almonds Continued on B3

Moist & Savory Stuffing


1 package (14 ounces) Pepperidge Farm Herb
Seasoned Stuffing
Holiday Glamour
2 ½ cups Swanson Chicken Broth Maintaining Ageless Beauty at 50, 60 and Beyond
Generous dash ground black pepper
2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) By Kristin Gray her best beauty and
1 large onion, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) AFRO Managing Editor makeup tips for aging
and mature skin:
1. Heat the broth, black pepper, celery and onion in Most African-American
a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. women have been blessed • Creamy products
Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes with resilient, luminous are the safest bet for
skin that’s resistant to mature skin. It’s a
wrinkles and crevices. The
great idea to invest
late Eartha Kitt, actressin a good moisturizer
Phylicia Rashad and and eye cream. Those
singer Patti LaBelle are a
are beauty makeup
few examples of mature necessities.
divas whose flawless skin • Be sure you
belie their true age. drink lots of water
Non-celebrity women to hydrate your
can achieve similar effects
skin. Your skin may
with good skin care and be drier in certain
age-appropriate makeup, areas. This is where
said celebrity makeup you will apply deep
artist and Playing in moisture products
Paint Makeup Artistry to ensure smooth
LLC owner Tasha “Taz” application of
Robinson. foundation/base. (Tip:
Even women who’ve The more alcohol in a Stock Photos
never been avid makeup- cleansing product, the
wearers can benefit from more it will dry your lines and wrinkles.) to be sure you get the
a touch of concealer under
skin out.) • Want an easy way perfect shade.
the eyes and touches • Eyelid primers to add drama for evening • Creamy foundations
of eyeshadow, lipstick are essential for the makeup? Use a waterproof and blushes add instant
or blush, she added. staying power of your eyeliner to darken the lash radiance. Use your fingers
However, flawless skin eyeshadows. line, then top it off with for a perfect blend. That
and makeup starts with • When applying two coats of mascara. No is the best way to work
proper diet, hydration and
eyeshadow, use a shadow shadow needed with this it into your skin for a
an excellent moisturizer.that is one shade lighter look. smooth and natural finish.
Here, Robinson shares than your skin tone, all • When wearing (Tip: Using your ring
over, from neutral eyeshadow shades, finger, tap your finger
lid to brow add a pop of color to your into your cream blush
bone. To add face with dramatic lip and apply it to the apples
dimension, color. To prevent fading, of your cheeks and rub
with a fluffy line your entire lip with in before foundation.
eyeshadow the lip pencil. Remember Place foundation on top.
brush, sweep a to fill in the corners of The results are flawless
medium brown your mouth. Apply lipstick and natural with staying
tone across and/or gloss on top. power.)
the crease. • If you’re loving For these tips and more
(Tip: Stay the skin you’re in, tinted or to book private lesson for
away from moisturizer is your best yourself or a group of friends
Makeup can help with celebrity artist Taz
shimmery friend! Ask for samples Robinson, visit us online at
enhance the “ageless
shadow as they from the department store www.playinginpaint.com or
beauty” of older women.
accentuate fine before making a purchase call 703-944-1531.
Winter 2010, The Afro-American SENIORGUIDE B3

Job Hunting ... at Your Age?


...And the other pitfalls of joblessness among seniors
By Rev. Dorothy that unexpected place. in the past, in addition to said. “And the cards that
Boulware Unemployment rates for being surprised at being had to be mailed in or
Special to the AFRO older workers reached without a job, is probably taken in every week or
record levels, partly equally surprised at the two.”
An unexpected place to because fewer workers system they’re required to There are two ways of
find yourself, especially were eligible for retirement navigate. filing now; by phone and
if you’re 50+ years benefits, and had to find Some of the same by Internet. Stock Photo
old, is in the proverbial work at a time when people who updated “No people involved,”
unemployment line. Most they should have been résumés and filled out Thompkins said. “Just your
people have by this time contemplating retirement, employment cards on computer. You used to have “The 2007-2009 recession, unlike other
of life secured a tenured according to a report typewriters now need to to show documentation
position, engendered released by the Urban “cyber file” for benefits and of everything to whoever
economic downturns in recent memory,
palpable and comfortable Institute of Washington, receive payment directly on processed your claim.” And has had an unprecedented effect on older
working relationships D.C. a check card, the balance the system works quickly
with peers and pretty About 2 million adults of which is monitored the with a snail mail response
workers and has sent many spiraling into
much settled in to wait ages 55 and older were same way. within days of filing, that unexpected place.”
for retirement age – unemployed in August There is no line. There Thompkins said.
whatever Social Security 2009, according to “Rising is no wait. There is no “The Division of that provide help – In Maryland, apply for
Administration suggests for Senior Unemployment and personal interview. Unemployment Insurance libraries, career centers unemployment insurance
that season. the Need to Work at Older Something of a doesn’t track the rates of and in Baltimore City and benefits at www.dllr.state.
The 2007-2009 Ages,” the work of Richard computer wonk herself, 50+ workers filing claims surrounding counties, One md.us or by calling 410-
recession, unlike other W. Johnson. Marsha Thompkins, versus younger workers,” Stop Career Centers. Or 368-5300 for Baltimore
economic downturns in In Maryland and 60-something years old said Shannon Davis, online at the Maryland City, Anne Arundel,
recent memory, has had surrounding jurisdictions and recently downsized, is public affairs specialist, Workforce Exchange, Baltimore and Howard
an unprecedented effect those numbers translate to empathetic for those who Department of Labor, www.mwe.dllr.state.md.us. Counties. Call 301-
on older workers and has about 18 percent. are not so tech savvy. Licensing and Regulation’s “All of us have, from 313-8000 for Calvert,
sent many spiraling into The report suggests as “They’re in for a huge Office of the Secretary. time to time, been asked Charles, Southern Howard,
possible reasons for the surprise,” she said, alluding “I was told that about 45 to help [someone],” said Montgomery, Prince
Easy Holiday impact on older workers, to the solitary, paperless percent of claims are made a staff member at Prince Georges and St. Mary’s
the declining influence system that now exists. online as opposed to by the George’s County Library in Counties. Call 410-334-
Dishes of seniority rules and the “I remember the long phone system.” New Carrollton, Md., who 6800 for the Eastern
Continued from B2 declining power of labor lines stretching around Now much of the asked not to be identified Shore and 301-723-2000
unions. the building with people give and take that does because of agency policy, for Allegany, Frederick,
4. Add Glory Foods®
Any who have standing for hours to apply happen is between filers “especially in the 40-to-55 Garrett and Washington
Sweet Potato Casserole
collected unemployment for unemployment,” she and community places or so age group.” Counties.
and mix thoroughly until
smooth.
5. Pour mixture into the
prepared pie shell.
6. Place filled pie shell
in oven on the cookie
sheet.
7. Bake for 10 minutes.
8. Reduce heat in oven
to 300 degrees and bake
for approximately 40
minutes.
9. Test the filling. The
When you play the Maryland Lottery
filling is cooked when the
tip of a knife inserted in
the center is clean when
everyone wins.
removed.
10. Bake until filling is
set.
11. Carefully remove
the pie from the oven.
Allow to cool. (Serves
4-6).

For more ideas for


easy holiday dishes, visit
PepperidgeFarm.com and
GloryFoods.com.

Statepoint and AFRO


Staff contributed to this
story.

Senior Holidays
Continued from B1

importance of caring for


the elderly and uplifting
their spirits. She was close
with her grandmother until
she passed away after she
turned 103. And she has
worked for the Baltimore
City Health Department
Care Services for 27 years.
The annual Christmas
party, she says, is one of
the most anticipated, most
important events. The
seniors are excited by the
festivities, she said, and For every dollar spent on a lottery game, 28 cents goes to the
they all come out wearing
their best, ready to give out State’s General Fund to support programs like public safety,
gifts and dance. education, public health and the environment, all of which benefit
“What makes me feel
good as a director [is] to Maryland citizens. The Maryland Lottery, Let Yourself Play.
know I can give something
to them to enhance their
lives during the holiday,”
said Collins, who has
worked at the center for
six years. “When we have
the Christmas party and
they have the dancing and
the food and beverages…it
sort of frees their minds to
enjoy life as it is.”
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Omega Man
Pi Omega Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, celebrated 89 years of of the Year
service to the Baltimore community Nov. 13 at The Forum Caterers in and chapter
Baltimore. The nationally mandated Achievement Week Program and Found- Basileus
ers’ Day Observance included nine presentations to award recipients as well as Edward G.
recognition of the current college scholarship recipients who have been awarded a Dixon Jr. (left)
presents the
full scholarship to attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). In order
Dr. Walter Amprey, Grand Basileus Founders’
Andrew A. Ray and George K. McKinney
to continue receiving their awards, the students must maintain a “B” average that is
Award to
closely monitored by the chapter’s scholarship committee. Victor Taylor
The guest speaker was the fraternity’s the recently elected 39th Grand Basileus (Presi-
dent) Dr. Andrew A. Ray, who expanded on the event’s theme: “Effective Political Action —
Using Style and Substance,” sharing the integral relationship between the two and how they
are critical for the future success of our youth and the community.
Nov. 17 kicked off a year-long celebration for 260,000 plus Omega men around the world that
will include the centennial conclave to be held in Washington, D.C., next July.
Grand Basileus Andrew Ray, Pi Omega Man
of the Year award winner John Berkley and
Zanes E. Cypress, Pi Omega basileus

John Berkley presents the Howard Kamilla Collier-Mullin, Miss Black America DC
Lee Cornish Humanitarian Award to Allen Taylor, Clarence Jeffers, Eric Brown, Joe Brooks Metropolitan and her publicist, Natasha Brown
Sister Trinita Baeza on behalf of the and Jeff Downing
Person of the Year Oblate Sisters of Providence
award recipient Tobi Atkinson
Pulley and Rosemary Atkinson

National Superior Service Award John Berkley, right, and Howard L.


winner Dwayne E. White and Cornish Humanitarian Award winner
Cameron Miles, executive director of Roger L. Hicks, Scroll of Honor award
Roderick E. Richardson
Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood recipient, and his wife Terina
Photos by Robert Roberts

Founders Ward recipient Dr. Walter


Gill and presenter Robert Hudley III

Thel Moore III Co-Superior Service Award honorees Laverne Short,


and Capt. Thel Andrew Gibson and Melvin W. Skinner II
Moore Jr.

Todd E. Mosley, Tavon Lewis, Ernol Hannigan, Terrance Smith


and Christopher Scott

Photos by Webster Phillips III

The Psi Nu chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Citizen of the Year award and Eugene W. Skinner
celebrated their 38th Anniversary International Sr. was honored with the Chapter Charter Founders Victor Taylor, left, and Eugene Skinner Jr.(right) present an official
Achievement Week Observance at the Fort Myer, Va., Award. Omega sweater to charter founder honoree Eugene Skinner Sr.
Officers Club on Nov 20. Rushern Baker, newly elected Aaron N. Dantley and Nicole Thomas-Holder
Prince George’s County executive-elect and proud received the E. L. Patterson Memorial Scholarship.
fraternity member, was the keynote speaker who hailed Thomas Bowser, James Evans and Eugene
Omega Psi Phi as a great service organization and Skinner Sr. received special recognition for
spoke of the importance persevering and “leaning on their 50 years of service; Oscar Harrison
the shield” of Omega. for over 60 years of service and Nelson
Brothers Roger L. Hicks, Tellas Minor and Reginald Greene Sr. for over 70 years of service.
B. Johnson received the Scroll of Honor Award for The Achievement Week and Founders
their continued active service as members of the Day Observance is a prelude to the
chapter. Brothers Laverne Short, Melvin W. Skinner II upcoming 100th birthday celebration for Brothers of
and Andrew Gibson received the Co-Superior Service Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in July 2011, Omega Psi Phi
Award for their leadership in community which will be held in Washington, D.C. Fraternity sing
service. Newly elected Basileus Victor Special event guests included the fraternity
T. Taylor received the Founders Award Kamilla Collier-Mullin, Miss Black hymn, “Omega
and Edward G. Dixon Jr. received America DC Metropolitan; Ben Phillips, Dear”
the Omega Man of director of global markets for the
the Year Award for Afro-American Newspapers
his leadership. and Bianca Chardei,
Edgar Brookins, “America’s Next Top
also known as “Mr. Model” Cycle 13
Community,” participant.
received the

Kamilla Collier-Mullin speaks


with chapter Vice President-elect Shawn and Keith Harrison, Bonnie Brown, Patricia
Reginald Parker House, Nelfoc Poole and Gabriel Ode
Citizen of the Year honoree Edgar Brookins, Kamilla
Collier-Mullin and Victor Taylor, chapter basileus-elect

Owen Wilson, master


Chapter Charter Founder's Award honoree Eugene of ceremonies and
Skinner Sr. and wife Rosamond, Prince George's Rushern Baker
Fraternity members step
County Executive-elect Rushern Baker, his wife
Christa Beverly-Baker and guests

Andrea Young, Edgar


Brookins, Felicia
Hasal, Benjamin
Edward G. Dixon Jr. Phillips, Lillian and
Change of Pace Band presents the Citizen Sherwin Maynor.
of the Year award to Seated: Anthony
Edgar Brookins Cannady, Renee Allen
and Bianca Chardei
C2 The Afro-American, November 27, 2010 - December 3, 2010

Dunbar Survives Sloppy Start, Beats Forest Park, 32-12


By Perry Green regional finals on Nov. 20. unanswered touchdowns in the second half, including an 11-
AFRO Sports Editor Dunbar made several mistakes early, including a few yard touchdown grab by star receiver DeonTay McManus.
untimely fumbles that placed Forest Park in perfect position Dunbar finished with only 171 total yards on offense, but
Nothing, including potentially fatal mistakes, could stop the for two touchdown scores within the first few minutes of the that’s all they needed as their defensive unit shut down Forest
No. 14-ranked Baltimore’s Dunbar Poets from advancing in game. But as they’ve done all season long, Dunbar found ways Park for three quarters. Forest Park gave up six sacks, primarily
the Maryland state playoffs. Dunbar overcame a sloppy, slow to make big plays when it mattered most, closing out the game due to dressing only six offensive linemen for the entire game
start to beat the Forest Park Foresters, 32-12, in the Class 1A with 24 unanswered points. due to injury. Forest Park’s offensive struggles grew worse
“We were a little sloppy today,” Dunbar coach Lawrence when star receiver Chidi Flowers went down with a knee injury.
Smith said. “[But] this time of the year, you want to survive “They knew we couldn’t pass block well, and they took
and move on.” advantage of it,” Forest Park coach Damon Bomar said. “We
Dunbar survived by countering every mistake they made couldn’t move it.”
with a big play. When they gave up a touchdown following a Unfortunately for Forest Park (11-1 overall), their first loss
blown punt snap, they bounced back on the very next play with of the season came in an elimination contest that will end their
a 79-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Estep to Travon Garrett. football action until next fall. Meanwhile, Dunbar (11-1 overall)
When they fell behind, 12-8, Dunbar’s Lavar Highsmith advanced to the 1A State semifinals against Fort Hill on Nov. 27
returned the ensuing kickoff for an 80-yard touchdown. at Poly Technical High School. Dunbar has faced and beaten Fort
Dunbar never looked back, finishing the game with two more Hill twice in previous state championship games.

Frazier Named NFL’s 13th Black Coach


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Hurston/Wright Foundation Honors Acclaimed Black Authors


By Queshonda Moore and their literature. Named author of By Any Means to keep the Black writer to find a vehicle to support, with workshops and financial
Special to the AFRO after Hurston and Black Boy and Forbidden Fruit: Love and their literature alive and promote and honor Black awards. The group hosts
author Richard Wright, the Stories from the Underground present. “Marita [Golden] said college writers.” creative writing classes for
On Nov. 15, the Hurston/ foundation is currently led Railroad, said As a result, in teens and seniors; a week-
Wright Foundation held its by a board of directors and America’s slavery 2001 Golden and long summer residency
ninth annual Legacy Award advisory board that includes era inspired much McElvene began workshop for publishers,
Ceremony at Northwest notable scholar Henry of her writing. dialogues with agents and professional
Washington, D.C. restaurant Louis Gates Jr., author Toni “This was Borders Books and writers and honors full-time
Eatonville, a popular eatery Morrison and Nigerian writer a time our Music about an undergraduate students from
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Neale Hurston’s work. The In all, the foundation lost and forgotten Black published Golden and McElvene
District-based organization honored 16 authors for their because it was writers and judged both say the Hurston/Wright
recognized, celebrated and literary contributions, but a not thought to be according to their Foundation’s work is part
awarded several African- panel of published authors worth preserving,” peers’ standards. of a broader mission in the
American authors for their selected Robin D.G. Kelley she said. “What That was the Black literary tradition. “It
exceptional contributions in (nonfiction), Haki Madhabuti makes it exciting Clyde McElvene and beginning of the is very important that we
nonfiction, fiction and poetry. and Rita Dove (poetry) and today is that I Marita Golden Legacy Award. have institutional support for
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foundation – founded the 2010 winners. voices are being Photo by Queshonda Moore foundation has been the story of our lives from a
by Don’t Play in the Sun This is the first time in lost. I think we are being she wanted to do something on a mission to discover, very authentic position,” said
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and future of Black writers nominee Betty De Ramus, Golden always had a vision Book Review
Jay-Z’s ‘Decoded’ Tells Rapper’s Story
By
Rosa
Pryor
of Pain, Triumph
By Kam Williams to Trenton, N.J., where he
Special to the AFRO dropped out of school to
HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND Memorial Church, located 611 Baltimore sell crack while pursuing
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAGITTARIANS Annapolis Blvd., in Severna Park, Md., with “My life after childhood a hip-hop career.
HELLO, everyone. This indeed is a busy spiritual guests: The Aktiv Gospel Chorale of has two main stories: the Jay-Z went on to
month of the year as well as a very important Baltimore, The New Ebony Gospel Singers story of the hustler and the maximize his potential
one. One of the reasons in my option is of Baltimore, Remnants of Annapolis and story of the rapper, and the by keeping it real via
because it is my birthday on Nov. 27 and the two overlap as much as they raw rhymes which
other reason is because it is Thanksgiving diverge. I was on the streets reflected his rough roots
week. for more than half of my life in the ‘hood. Now,
from the time I was thirteen the gifted wordsmith
I want to start out by saying happy birthday years-old... The feelings I has decided it’s time
to jazz singer Ethel Ennis, promoter Billy had during that part of my to expound upon
Taylor, radio personality Big Jim, promoter life were burned into me like the deeper meaning
Milton Dugger, hairstylist and salon owner Dr. a brand… of those evocative Courtesy Image
Elaine Simon, Eleanor Massie and Calvin Lee I lost people I loved, was lyrics which have so
Tolbert. betrayed by people I trusted, resonated over the years with “A lot of our heroes,
felt the breeze of bullets his legions of fans from the almost by default, were
UPCOMING EVENTS flying by my head… I went Hip-Hop Generation. people who tried to
“Tiger Lil’” is giving Calvin Lee Tolbert dead broke and got hood rich The upshot of that dismantle or overthrow the
a birthday party to celebrate his 86th birthday on those streets. I hated it. I yeoman’s effort is Decoded, government—Malcolm X
with champagne, music and food on Nov. 28, was addicted to it. It nearly a mixed-media memoir or the Black Panthers—or
5-9 p.m. at Melba’s Club & Lounge, 3226 killed me. delineating the derivation of people who tried to make it
Greenmount Ave., in Baltimore. For more It was the site of my moral 36 of Jay-Z’s greatest hits. completely irrelevant, like
information, call 410-366-6536. education, as strange as that An entertaining collage of Marcus Garvey, who wanted
may sound. It’s my core story, personal reflections, political black people to sail back
Joe White’s Company Gospel Group will and… that core story is the philosophy, photographs, to Africa. The government
be performing on Nov. 27, at 5 p.m. at Woods one that I have to tell.” drawings, slam poetry-style was everywhere we looked,
— Excerpt from the stream of consciousness, and we hated it,” the rapper
Introduction (pg. 18) the illuminating opus reads writes.
like a serious lecture on pop Relatively sophisticated
Milton A. Dugger, entertainment manager Shawn Corey Carter, culture being delivered by musings making sense of
and promoter and Gumption Records aka Jay-Z, wasn’t always a sagacious historian of the rants about a “Hard Knock
celebrates its 20th year on Nov. 27, 6:30-11 a cultural icon married to present who has done time in Life” coming from an
p.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church Beyoncé who’d parlayed his the trenches. insightful 40-year-old no
Hall, 5500 York Road. The entertainment success as a rap artist into a For example, there’s longer full of the angst which
includes the Bleu Lights, Lady A, Rhapsody, multi-million empire. No, he an incendiary line, “F*ck had helped skyrocket him to
Dennis Fisher, Lee Jeffers, Sheila Ross, spent his formative years in government, n*ggers politic the heights of superstardom.
Tommy Vann and Justine. It is cabaret style the Marcy Housing Projects themselves” from the song,
with free set-ups. For more information, in Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Bed-Stuy “Where I’m From,” which “Decoded” is in stores
call 410-938-8411 or 410-218-3572. neighborhood before moving Jay-Z analyzes. now.

every Sunday at game time you can wear to victory. Arch Social invites you to bring
Christian Cabaliers of Annapolis. Contact your “Purple Pride” as you cheer our Ravens your own food from home or you can order
Lonnie Parker at 410-396-3944 for more pizza, chicken wings and Chinese food to be
information. delivered to the club from nearby restaurants.
Cocktails will be on sale. The special event
The Gladiators Association invites you day will be prime time game 8:30 p.m. on
to their Annual Fall Cabaret at the Post 22 Dec. 5 as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers at
American Legion Hall, 125 York Road in M&T Bank Stadium here in Baltimore. They
Towson on Nov. 27, 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Music will have a bus load of fun loving people
is by D.J. William “Bill” Jackson. You should from Pittsburgh, showing off their black and
Bob Haynes, as he was affectingly called
BYOB & BYOF; free beer & setups. For more gold colors. Wear your Ravens gear. For
by friends and family, lost his battle
information, call 410-787-0961. more information call 410-669-9856 or www.
for life on Nov. 12 at the age of 81. Bob
archsocial.com.
was one of those nightclub owners who
truly cared for the community, the local This week is the week you need to contact
Fullwood Travel Unlimited to reserve your Join the Afro-American Historical &
entertainers and musicians. As the former
seat for the Super Bowl Ski Party for Feb. 5-7, Genealogical Society (Agnes Kane Callum
co-owner of The Sportsmen’s Lounge on
2011. Package includes live concerts, pajama Chapter) at their Annual Pre-Christmas Party
Gwynn Oak Avenue and as the owner of
jam, super bowl party, after parties, pool party, on Dec. 4 at the Arch Social Club, 2-6 p.m.
Lampost Inn in East Baltimore and before
open bar, casino, skiing, hotel, breakfast, For more information call 410-669-9856.
then, C’est Bon on Reisterstown Road, he
has been a night club owner since 1958. dinner, bus transportation and more. Call 410-
542-2530. Well, my dear friends, I have so much more
Mr. Haynes took over Lenny Moore’s (now
to tell you, but I am out of time and space. If
called the Sportsmen’s Lounge) in 1968.
The Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of you need me, you can call me at 410-833-9474
Fifteen years ago after his second stroke,
Commerce Holiday Party is Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m. Shirley Duncan’s Charm City Dancers or e-mail me at rosapryor@aol.com or you can
he had to give up the club. The historical
at the Hiram Grand Lodge, 1207 Eutaw Place 15th Annual Christmas Ball & Dance Class send your information to 214 Conewood Road,
“Monday Night Jazz” sit-ins were no
in Baltimore. For more information, call 443- Reunion on Dec. 12, 7-11 p.m. at Turf Reisterstown, Md., 21136.
longer. Viewing for Bob Haynes was Nov.
16, 1-7 p.m. at Brown’s Funeral Home on 296-2422. Valley, 2700 Turf Valley Road in Ellicott
Fulton Avenue and Reisterstown Road. City. This is a black tie event with a cash
Tailgate Sundays at the Arch Social Club bar. For more information, call 410-523- UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M
The memorial services will be in January
located 2426 Pennsylvania Ave. Each and 0575. MUSICALLY YOURS.
at Morgan University.
C4 The Afro-American, November 27, 2010 - December 3, 2010

Denise L. McPherson, 53
Obituaries Md. Correctional Institute for Women Captain
Denise L. McPherson,
daughter of the late Lonnie
Zachary R.T. Smith, 19 was employed by Good News Electrical Company, where
he enjoyed the work and was considering becoming an
and Hattie Mayfield, was
born on July 10, 1957, in
Good News Electrical Company employee electrician. Baltimore. She peacefully
Zachary was a gifted young man who could master passed from this life on Oct.
Zachary R.T. Smith
practically any instrument he picked up. In addition, he was a 14.
entered this world in
wonderful visual artist. Denise (fondly known
New Orleans, La., barely
“Zach,” accepted Jesus Christ at a tender age and was
weighing 6 lbs., on May 17, as Niecy) received Christ
baptized at Colonial Baptist Church. He enjoyed doing special
1991. at an early age and was
creative projects for the youth ministry, as well as talking with
His name was almost baptized at True Vine Baptist
the youth pastor’s and leaders. If needed, he would jump on
longer than him; but, he Church in Asbury Park, N.J.
the drums to help out during a worship service or help with
grew into it as a tall, strong, In later years she and her
sound or lighting. DENISE L. MCPHERSON
smiling, handsome yung family returned to Baltimore
On the day of his passing, Zachary was at a good place in
man people liked to be and were member of New to Bruce Lee McPherson.
his life - he was happy and was looking forward to a weekend
around. Pilgrim Baptist Church. Niecy was a loving wife
of working and hanging out with his dad at Morgan State
He attended Baltimore She was educated in and a mother of three
University’s homecoming game. But, the Lord had different
County schools and earned the Baltimore City school children (Angela, Bruce
plans calling him to heaven on the morning of Oct. 23 while
his high school diploma Jr., and Lonnette). She also
he slept. As a family we trust in the sovereignty of the Lord system. She graduated from
in 2009 at the age of 17. helped to raise her younger
ZACHARY R.T. SMITH and we know Zachary is present with Lord. Paul Laurence Dunbar
At the time of his passing, he siblings (Andre, Rochelle
High School in Baltimore,
in 1975. Denise furthered and LaShawn). Denise
her education by attending worked at the Maryland
Baltimore City Community Correctional Institute for
College where she Women in Jessup for 21
completed her associate’s years. During that time, she
degree in accounting. She grew spiritually in the Lord
A light that never dims continued her education and was a member of Church
Angel Ornaments and Candles on studying criminal justice at of Disciples, then Saint
sale to benefit Roberta’s House Johns Hopkins University Paul Baptist Church before
Family Grief Support Center. University in 2005. coming to her final church
In 1978 Denise was home, Flat Rock Baptist.
joined in holy matrimony
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Donald S. Hawkins, 78 including serving for a number of years as the superintendent


of the Sunday School and chairman of the Deacon Ministry.
Relations Commissions. He was initiated into Landmark 40 on
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VALID 11/26 OR 11/27/10 ‘TIL 1PM. LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER.
Charles T. Thornton, delivery fees.
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elder son the late Franklin
and Georgia Thornton,
was born Oct. 12, 1931,
in Baltimore. Then he OR, TAKE AN EXTRA 15% OR 1O% OFF† WITH YOUR MACY’S CARD OR PASS
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departed this life into the
presence of the Lord on
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affectionately known

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electronics, cosmetics/fragrances, gift cards,
as Buster to family and jewelry trunk shows, previous purchases,
special orders, selected licensed depts.,
friends. special purchases, services, macys.com.
Cannot be combined with any savings pass/
He was educated in coupon, extra discount or credit offer except
Baltimore City public opening a new Macy’s account. EXTRA
schools. He attended
SELECT SALE & CLEARANCE APPAREL FOR HIM, HER & KIDS SAVINGS % APPLIED TO REDUCED PRICES.

Carver Vocational Tech EXTRA 1O% OFF ALL SALE & CLEARANCE FINE & FASHION JEWELRY,
and learned trade skills in WATCHES, SHOES, COATS, SUITS, DRESSES, INTIMATES; MEN'S
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painting and wall papering.
VALID 11/26-11/30/2010
He enlisted in the United
States Air Force and was
honorably discharged on
Nov. 29, 1959. Following
his military career he
married the late Maggie
Mae Little Thornton. They
were married 49 years
preceding her death. From
that union five children
were born.
Buster was employed
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C6 The Afro-American, November 27, 2010 - November 27, 2010
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR
BALTIMORE CITY

Afro-American D1
Case No.:

CLASSIFIED
24D10002823
IN THE MATTER OF
November
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Sullivan-Windt
AFRO Classified minimum ad rate is $26.74 per col. inch
paper in our 2x2 Display IN THE CIRCUIT It is this 10th day of
1 Col. (an inch consists of up to 20 words). Mail in your ad on
notice
It’s Fall
Prices are
advertisements
&
Ad Network. For more COURT FOR November, 2010 by Inch form below along with CHECK or MONEY ORDER to:
information contact us BALTIMORE CITY the Circuit Court for
Falling! Case No.: Baltimore City, Up to WASHINGTON AFRO-AMERICAN CO., 1917 Benning
at 410-721-4000 x19 or
Effective immediately,
1 BR $674 visit our website:The
www.
24D10002823 ORDERED, that pub- Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4723, Attn: Clsf. Adv.
2 BR $765 IN THE MATTER OF lication be given one 20 Words Dept.

SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS


Afro Americanmddcpress.com
Newspapers NICHOLAS WINDT time in a newspaper of
Wellington SELDES general circulation in
will require Gate prepayment
DOES YOUR BUSI- for FOR CHANGE OF Baltimore City on or
NESS NEED MORE NAME TO before the 10th day of
publication
Apartmentsof all legal notices.
NICHOLAS SELDES D e c e m b e r, 2 0 1 0 , 1 2 3 4 5
2400 Block of FOOT TRAFFIC??? WINDT which shall warn all
Payment will beAdvertise
Northern Pkwy.
acceptedwith us inin ORDER FOR interested persons to
410-444-4411 over 97 newspapers 6 7 8 9 10
the form of check, credit card NOTICE BY file an affidavit in op-
PUBLICATION
www.aptrent.com
across Maryland, Dela- position to the relief
or money order.ware Any and returned
Open Daily 7 Days!
DC. Reach 5.2 The object of this suit requested on or be-
is to officially change fore the 20th day of 11 12 13 14 15
checks
AIGBURTHwill VALE be million
subjectreaders weekly
to a the name of the peti- December, 2010.
SENIOR for as little as $14.95 per tioner from Frank M. Conaway
$25.00
APARTMENTS
TOWSON MD
processing feein our
paper and 2x2may
Display Nicholas Windt Seldes Clerk 16 17 18 19 20
result
Applicantsin the
must be Ad Network.
suspension For any
of more to 11/26
62 years of age information contact us Nicholas Seldes Windt
future advertising
or older at our x19 dis-or It is this 10th day of IN THE CIRCUIT
1 Br $720-864 at 410-721-4000 November, 2010 by COURT FOR NAME
cretion.
Apply Now! visit our website: www. the Circuit Court for BALTIMORE CITY
410-296-6695 EHO mddcpress.com Baltimore City, Case No.: ADDRESS
One month 24D10002608
Free Rent ORDERED, that pub- PHONE NO.
LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES lication be given one IN THE MATTER OF
Furniture time in a newspaper of MATTHEW CLASSIFICATION
AD NETWORK general circulation in YAHSHUA
Baltimore City on or WASHINGTON (Room, Apt, House, etc.) INSERTION DATE:
Ad Network LEATHER LIVING before the 10th day of FOR CHANGE OF
NAME TO
Classifieds are ROOM SET. In original D e c e m b e r, 2 0 1 0 ,
which shall warn all MATATYAH
plastic, never used. Orig
published in 65 price $3000, Sacrifice
interested persons to YAHSHUA
EMANUEL WASHINGTON AFRO-AMERICAN-NEWSPAPER
file an affidavit in op-
newspapers. $975. Can deliver. Call position to the relief ORDER FOR
Bill 301-841-7565 requested on or be- NOTICE BY
fore the 20th day of PUBLICATION Legal Advertising Rates
25 words $175 Cherry Bedroom Set. December, 2010. The object of this suit

(For more than Solid Wood, never used,


Frank M. Conaway
Clerk
is to officially change
the name of the peti-
Effective October 1, 2006
brand new in factory tioner from
25 words there boxes. English Dovetail.
11/26
Matthew Yahshua
PROBATE DIVISION
is an additional Original cost $4500. Sell IN THE CIRCUIT Washington
to
charge of $7 per for $895. Can deliver.
COURT FOR
BALTIMORE CITY Matatyah Yahshua
(Estates)
Call Tom 240-482-8721 Emanuel
word.) Case No.:
24D10003140 It is this 27th day of
202-879-9460/61
MISC. IN THE MATTER OF October, 2010 by the
AIRLINE ME- MEGAN OLIVIA Circuit Court for Bal-
Call CHANIC - Train for
MCHOLD timore City, PROBATE NOTICES
ORDERED, that pub-
(410) 554-8200 high paying Aviation
FOR CHANGE OF
NAME TO lication be given one
Maintenance Career. MEGAN DENARAH time in a newspaper of a. Order Nisi $ 60 per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks
FAA approved program. MCHOLD general circulation in b. Small Estates (single publication)
All ads must be Financial aid if qualified ORDER FOR Baltimore City on or
c. Notice to Creditors
$ 50 per insertion
prepaid - Job placement as-
NOTICE BY
PUBLICATION
before the 27th day of
N o v e m b e r, 2 0 1 0 , 1. Domestic $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
sistance. CALL Aviation The object of this suit which shall warn all 2. Foreign
Institute of Maintenance is to officially change interested persons to $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
the name of the peti- file an affidavit in op- d. Escheated Estates $ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
(866) 823-6729.
tioner from position to the relief e. Standard Probates $ 125.00
Megan Olivia McHold requested on or be-
MISC./ to fore the 7th day of
TRAINING
Megan Denarah December, 2010. CIVIL NOTICES
McHold Frank M. Conaway
AUCTION It is this 27th day of Clerk
a. Name Changes 202-879-1133 $ 80.00
October, 2010 by the 11/26
MASSAGE THERA- $ 200.00
1,390+/-sf Modern Res- Circuit Court for Bal- b. Real Property
PY - Learn fast, earn timore City,
taurant (Former Boog’s ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
fast. Financial aid if ORDERED, that pub-
Bar-B-Q) Ocean City, ALLEGANY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
qualified. A new career lication be given one CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND FAMILY COURT
MD. 12842 Ocean Gtwy time in a newspaper of
is at your fingertips. Call CRESAPTOWN WATER METER
(US-50). High exposure general circulation in 202-879-1212
Centura College 877- REPLACEMENT
area. AUCTION: Mon- Baltimore City on or CONTRACT NO. W-28
206-3353 before the 27th day of
day, December 6, 12pm. DOMESTIC RELATIONS
www.countsauction. N o v e m b e r, 2 0 1 0 , Sealed bids will be received by the Allegany
which shall warn all County Commissioners until 3:00 p.m., local 202-879-0157
com (434) 525-2991 interested persons to
(VAAF93) time, Tuesday, December 21, 2010, by its
REAL ESTATE file an affidavit in op- Clerk, the undersigned, in the County Office a. Absent Defendant $ 150.00
position to the relief Complex, 701 Kelly Road, Suite 407, Cum-
requested on or be- b. Absolute Divorce $ 150.00
berland, Maryland 21502 for the Cresaptown
AUTOMOBILE LARGE ARIZONA fore the 7th day of Water Meter Replacement, Contract No. c. Custody Divorce $ 150.00
DONATION BUILDING LOTS December, 2010. W-28, consisting of approximately 800 me-
Frank M. Conaway
FULL ACRES & Clerk
tered house connections, valves, service
MORE! lines, and other miscellaneous work. Bids will To place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262
DONATE AUTOS, 11/26 then be opened at 3:00 p.m. by the Clerk in
TRUCKS, RV’S. Starting $89/mo, $0 the Commissioners Meeting Room #100.
Public Notices $50.00 & up depending on size
down-0 Interest IN THE CIRCUIT Baltimore Legal Notices are $24.15 per inch.
LUTHERAN MISSION COURT FOR
SOCIETY. Your dona- Guaranteed Owner BALTIMORE CITY Copies of the Contract Specifications and There is no flat rate — 1-800 (AFRO) 892
tion helps local families Financing! Case No.: Drawings may be obtained between the For Proof of Publication, please call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244
NO CREDIT CHECK 24D09003864 hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. only,
with food, clothing, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays,
Close to Tucson’s Intl. IN THE MATTER OF LEGAL LEGALESTNOTICES LEGAL NOTICES
shelter. Tax deduct-
MORRIS FLEMING at the “Allegany
Allegany County Department of Public TYPESET:NOTICES
Tue Nov 23 13:57:04 2010
LEGAL NOTICES
LEGAL NOTICES
ible. MVA licensed. Airport Works upon payment of $100.00 per set
SAMPLES
LutheranMissionSoci- Recorded Message FOR CHANGE OF payable to the ∫Allegany County Commis-
ety.org 410-636-0123 800-631-8164 Code NAME TO sioners.”
sioners.∫ An additional $20.00 per set will be CITY OF BALTIMORE
4043 MORRIS SAMPLES- charged for U.S. mail postage. Payment for DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
or toll-free 1-877-737- Contract Documents is non-refundable. BUREAU OF WATER AND WASTEWATER
8567. www.sunsiteslandrush. BEY
ORDER FOR NOTICE OF LETTING
com The Contract Documents may be examined
NOTICE BY
DONATE VEHICLE: PUBLICATION at the Allegany County Department of Public Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates
Works, 701 Kelly Road, Suite 300, Cum- of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for Sanitary
Receive $1000 GRO- SERVICES - The object of this suit
berland, Maryland and the Plans Room of Contract 871R-Improvements to Herring Run Interceptors Phase I
CERY COUPONS, is to officially change
MISC. the name of the peti- Dodge Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland and from Argonne Drive to 675 feet Southeast of Harford Road will be
410-554-8200

Your Choice, NOAH’S Altoona Builders Exchange, Altoona, Penn- received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204, City Hall, Baltimore,
tioner from
ARC, NO KILL Animal Morris Fleming sylvania. Complete Advertisement for Bids is Maryland until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Positively no
Shelters. Advanced ADVERTISING BUD- Samples available on the Allegany County website bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the
GET TOO TIGHT!!! www.gov.allconet.org. Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon.
Veterinary Treatments. to
GROW YOUR BUSI- Morris Samples-Bey The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Depart-
Free Towing, IRS The Bidder¬s List will also be available on ment of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel
NESS WITH US IN It is this 17th day of
TAX DEDUCTION. November, 2010 by the Allegany County website www.gov. Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland
Non-runners 1-866-912- 2010. Advertise in 116 allconet.org. 21202 as of Friday, November 26, 2010 and copies may be purchased for
the Circuit Court for
GIVE newspapers across Baltimore City, a non-refundable cost of $50.00.
Maryland, Delaware ORDERED, that pub- Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package.
and DC. Reach 5.2 lication be given one City of Baltimore All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prequalified by the City
DONATE YOUR of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties
million readers weekly time in a newspaper of Department of Finance
VEHICLE RECEIVE general circulation in should call 410-396-6883 or contact the Committee at Room 634, Charles
for only $495.00 in our Bureau of Purchases
FREE VACATION Baltimore City on or L. Benton Building, 417 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a
VOUCHER. UNITED Classified Ad Network. before the 17th day of Sealed proposals addressed to the Board of bid is submitted by a joint venture (”JV”), then in that event, the
BREAST CANCER For more information D e c e m b e r, 2 0 1 0 , Estimates of Baltimore, will be received until, document that established the JV shall be submitted with the bid for
contact us at 410-721- which shall warn all but not later than 11:00 a.m. local time on verification purposes. The Prequalification Category required for bidding
FOUNDATION Free on this project is G90102-Micro Tunneling for Pipeline Installation and
4000 x19 or visit our interested persons to the following date(s) for the stated
Mammograms, Breast file an affidavit in op- B02552-Sewer Construction.
website:www.mddc- requirements:
Cancer Info www.ubcf. position to the relief Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $10,000,001.00 to
info FREE Towing, press.com requested on or be- DECEMBER 8, 2010 $15,000,000.00
Tax Deductible, Non- fore the 27th day of PROVIDE CARPET, DRAPERY AND A ”Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted at 300 Abel Wolman
December, 2010. FURNITURE CLEANING SERVICES Municipal Building, Large Conference Room, 200 N. Holliday Street,
Runners Accepted, Baltimore, MD 21202 on December 7, 2010 at 10:00 A.M.
1-888-468-5964
WATERFRONT Frank M. Conaway B50001681
Clerk Principal Items of work for this project are:
PROPERTIES 11/26 THE ENTIRE SOLICITATION DOCUMENT Microtunnel of Sewer 2500 FT
DONATE YOUR CAR CAN BE VIEWED AND DOWN LOADED BY Sewer Construction 1620 FT
Fast Free Pickup. Run- Beautiful Landscaped IN THE CIRCUIT VISITING THE CITYS WEB SITE: The MBE goal is 7%
Lots!!! COURT FOR The WBE goal is 3%
ning or Not. Live Op- BALTIMORE CITY
Priced to Sell! $75,000 www.baltimorecitibuy.org
erators - 7 Days! Help Case No.: SANITARY CONTRACT NO. 871R
yourself and the Cancer Waterfront Lots; Paved 24D10002823
Fund of America. Call Roads IN THE MATTER OF APPROVED:
Selling Fast - Last 13 CATHERINE MARY Invitation to Bid for DBE Firms Bernice H. Taylor
Now 800-390-8178.
Lots SULLIVAN Clerk, Board of Estimates
Hunting Creek Subdivi-
SELDES Cherry Hill Construction Inc, an EEO Em- APPROVED:
BUSINESS FOR CHANGE OF ployer, is currently soliciting cost proposals Alfred H. Foxx
sion! NAME TO Director of Public Works
OPPORTUNITY Call Now to Close CATHERINE MARY
from Qualified and MDOT Certified MBE/
Fast!!! SULLIVAN-WINDT WBE subcontractors / vendors, both Union
(757) 710-3827 ORDER FOR and Non-Union affiliated, for the MD SHA
NOTICE BY Project; I-695 @ Frederick Road(MD-144)
DOES YOUR BUSI-
NESS NEED MORE
FOOT TRAFFIC???
PUBLICATION
The object of this suit
is to officially change
Interchange Reconstruction (Contract#
BA7275380) Bid Date: December 2nd, 2010. YOU KNOW YOU’RE IN THE
Bid Documents are available upon request.
Advertise with us in
over 97 newspapers SUBSCRIBE
the name of the peti-
tioner from
Catherine Mary
For further information concerning subcon-
tracting and/or purchasing opportunities,
KNOW...WHEN YOU READ THE
across Maryland, Dela- TODAY please contact Tim Gilmore at Tgilmore@
AFRO
Sullivan
ware and DC. Reach 5.2 to chconstr.com or (410)799-2362. Come join
million readers weekly Catherine Mary
Sullivan-Windt our Team!
for as little as $14.95 per It is this 10th day of
November, 2010 by
the Circuit Court for
Baltimore City,
ORDERED, that pub-
D2 The Afro-American, November 27, 2010 - December 3, 2010
LEGAL NOTICES LEGALEST
TYPESET: Tue Nov 23 14:09:28 NOTICES
2010

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF BALTIMORE


DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
BUREAU OF WATER AND WASTEWATER

To Advertise call 410-554-8200


NOTICE OF LETTING

Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates


of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for Sanitary
Contract 894-Cleaning of Outfall Sewershed 99-Inch and Outfall Inter-
ceptor (From N. Bond Street to 6300 Block of E. Lombard Street) will
MARYLAND TRANSIT formal presentation; however public testimony for the project’s be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204, City Hall, Baltimore,
ADMINISTRATION record will begin at 6:00 PM. The opportunity to provide testimony Maryland until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Positively no
privately will also be provided, starting at 4:00 PM. bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the
Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon.
WILL CONDUCT AN OPEN HOUSE AND The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Depart-
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE CORRIDOR Individuals and representatives of organizations who desire to be ment of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel
heard or want to be placed on the project planning mailing list may Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland
CITIES TRANSITWAY (CCT) submit a request to Mr. Rick Kiegel, Project Manager, Corridor 21202 as of Friday, December 3, 2010 and copies may be purchased for
SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL Cities Transitway, Maryland Transit Administration, 6 St Paul a non-refundable cost of $50.00.
ASSESSMENT Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package.
Street, 9th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202 or by calling 410-767-1380 All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prequalified by the City
or toll free 1-888-218-2267,or by email at of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties
for the rkiegel@mta.maryland.gov. should call 410-396-6883 or contact the Committee at Room 634, Charles
L. Benton Building, 417 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a
PROPOSED CCT ALTERNATIVE bid is submitted by a joint venture (”JV”), then in that event, the
MODIFICATIONS NEAR CROWN FARM, If you received a copy of this notice in the mail, you are currently document that established the JV shall be submitted with the bid for
on the project mailing list. Those persons who signed up to be verification purposes. The Prequalification Category required for bidding
LIFE SCIENCES CENTER, AND placed on the mailing list will be kept informed of project on this project is G90058-Sewerage System Maintenance (Collection
KENTLANDS IN GAITHERSBURG, AS developments as the study progresses. System)
PART OF THE I-270/US 15 MULTI-MODAL Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $5,000,001.00 to
$10,000,000.00
CORRIDOR STUDY Individuals seeking to provide testimony will be placed on the A ”Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted at 300 Abel Wolman
speakers’ list for this Public Hearing during on-site registration the Municipal Building, Large Conference Room, 200 N. Holliday Street,
night of the hearing. Elected officials will be given the opportunity Baltimore, MD 21202 on December 9, 2010 at 10:00 A.M.
WHEN: December 15, 2010 Principal Items of work for this project are:
to speak before those on the speakers’ list. After the elected Heavy Cleaning and Inspection of large Diameter Sewer, Including
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Open House and Hearings, officials, the speakers will be called in the order in which their Manholes, and Structures:Circular Sewers-3,940 LF-99” Diameter &
Maps/Displays Available requests were received. Attendees at the Public Hearing who 660 LF-102” Diameter
4:00 PM Private Testimony Begins desire to speak may do so after those on the previously established Arch Sewer-3,950 LF-144” Wide x 129” High & 11,775 LF-147”Wide x
list. Due to the large number of speakers anticipated, comments 132” High
6:00 PM Public Testimony Begins will be limited to three (3) minutes per speaker. The MBE goal is 2%
WHERE: The Activity Center at Bohrer Park The WBE goal is 1%
506 S. Frederick Avenue SANITARY CONTRACT NO. 894
Beginning on November 30, 2010, the SEA document will be
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 available for inspection and copying at the following locations APPROVED:
during normal business hours: Bernice H. Taylor
The CCT is a 13 to 15 mile bus rapid transit (BRT) or light rail Clerk, Board of Estimates
APPROVED:
transit (LRT) transitway that would extend north from the County Libraries Alfred H. Foxx
Shady Grove Metrorail Station in Rockville to COMSAT, just Rockville Branch C. Burr Artz Central Library TYPESET:
Director Tue Nov
of Public 23 14:33:31 EST 2010
Works
south of Clarksburg, MD in Montgomery County. The CCT is 21 Maryland Ave. 110 East Patrick Street
the transit component of the I-270/US 15 Multi-Modal Corridor Rockville, MD 20850 Frederick, MD 21701
Study, a joint multi-modal study initiated by the Maryland State (240) 777-0140 (301) 600-1630 CITY OF BALTIMORE
Highway Administration (SHA) and the Maryland Transit DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Germantown Branch Walkersville Branch DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS
Administration (MTA). The I-270/US 15 Multi-Modal Corridor NOTICE OF LETTING
Study consists of the several combinations of highway 19840 Century Boulevard 57 West Frederick Street
strategies, the CCT and other transit options to address Germantown, MD 20874 Walkersville, MD 21793 Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates
congestion, improve safety, and increase mobility along the (240) 777-0110 (301) 845- 8880 of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for RP10821-
I-270/US 15 Corridor from the Shady Grove Metro Station Cloverdale Basketball Court Improvements and Field House Renova-
(Montgomery County) to north of Biggs Ford Road (Frederick tions will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204, City Hall,
Quince Orchard Branch Urbana Regional Branch Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. on December 22, 2010. Positively no
County). 15831 Quince Orchard Road 9020 Amelung Street bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 Frederick, MD 21704 Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon.
The Supplemental Environmental Assessment Open House and (240) 777-0200 The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Depart-
(301) 600- 7000 ment of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel
Public Hearing is being offered to provide all interested Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland
persons the opportunity to learn about and express their Municipal Offices 21202 as of November 29, 2010 and copies may be purchased for a
opinions about recent project developments. The Open House City of Gaithersburg City of Frederick non-refundable cost of $50.00.
portion of the meeting will provide information about the City Hall City Hall Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package.
proposed improvements and the results of the environmental 31 South Summit Ave. 101 North Court Street All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prequalified by the City
analysis through written information, displays and multi-media Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Frederick, MD 21701 of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties
presentations. Project staff will be available to discuss the should call 410-396-6883 or contact the Committee at Room 634, Charles
(301) 258-6300 (301) 600 1385 L. Benton Building, 417 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a
project and answer questions. In addition, this meeting will bid is submitted by a joint venture (”JV”), then in that event, the
act as a public hearing for the completion of the Supplemental Upcounty Regional City of Rockville document that established the JV shall be submitted with the bid for
Environmental Assessment. Interested persons will be Services Center City Hall verification purposes. The Prequalification Category required for bidding
afforded the opportunity to present their views regarding the on this project is E13001 Three Story and Under
12900 Middlebrook Road, 111 Maryland Avenue Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $100,000.01 to $500,000.00
proposed project and the Supplemental Environmental
Assessment document by providing private or public oral Suite 1000 Rockville, MD 20850 A ”Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted at 2600 Madison
Germantown, MD 20874 (240) 314-5000 Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21217 on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at
testimony documented by a court reporter and/or written 10:00 A.M.
testimony as preferred. All comments provided at the hearing (240) 777-8047 Principal Items of work for this project are:
and during the document public comment period will be Three Story and Under
carefully considered by project staff and will become part of State Highway Administration The MBE goal is 20%
the project public record. Comment Forms will be available at State Highway Administration SHA Headquarters Building The WBE goal is 6%
the open house. District 3 Library CONTRACT NO. RP 10821
9300 Kenilworth Ave. Mailstop C-605
Greenbelt, MD 20770 707 North Calvert Street APPROVED:
The purpose of the Supplemental Environmental Assessment Bernice H. Taylor
(301) 513-7300 Baltimore, MD 21202 Clerk, Board of Estimates
(SEA) document is to evaluate the three new alignment (410) 545-5573
modifications developed by MTA at the request of the APPROVED:
Montgomery County Council and the City of Gaithersburg to State Highway Administration TYPESET: Tue Nov 23 15:16:38 EST 2010
Alfred H. Foxx
Director of Public Works
meet the Counties’ new development plans in the Gaithersburg District 7
area. The document evaluates the effects of the proposed 5111 Buckeystown Road
alignment modifications on the natural and human environ- Frederick, MD 21704 HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BALTIMORE CITY
ments and assesses the impacts on transit performance. The (301) 624-8100 INVITATION FOR BIDS
alternative modifications include: REPAIRS FOR EXISTING GAS LINES AND SITE
Maryland Transit Administration INVESTIGATION
• A modified alignment traversing Crown Farm through the Maryland Transit Administration AT CHERRY HILL HOMES
heart of a new transit-oriented mixed-use development 6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 902 IFB NUMBER: B-1642-10 / HAE-2508
with a station near the center of the new development; Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 767-1380 The Housing Authority of Baltimore City
• A new route proposed to serve the expanded Life (”HABC”) will issue an Invitation for Bids
Sciences Center (LSC) located near the intersection of (”IFB”) for qualified and interested vendors to
Great Seneca Highway and Key West Avenue; and The documents will be available for viewing at these locations for a minimum of 60
days. Additionally, documents will be posted on the project website: submit sealed bids for gas line related work at
• An alignment shift that puts the transitway on the west mta.maryland.gov/cct. Cherry Hill Homes. Work items include; the
side of Great Seneca Highway to directly serve a replacement of existing deteriorated gas
Kentlands shopping center proposed for redevelopment Open House and Public Hearing location is accessible for people with disabilities. mains; installation of in-line lock-off valves on
into a mixed-use transit-supportive destination. Anyone who requires special assistance; additional accommodations; printed material replaced mains; replacement of gas service
in an alternate format; and hearing impaired persons who wish to attend this meeting
should notify Mr. Kiegel at the above address. The Maryland Relay Service can assist
branch lines (run-outs) from the main trunk
Beginning at 4:00 PM, mapping depicting the project teletype users at 7-1-1. Non-English-speaking persons who wish to attend should lines located in crawlspaces up-to existing gas
also notify Mr. Kiegel to request an interpreter. All requests, including those for an stoves located in the various dwelling units;
alternatives and other information regarding the project will be oral, Sign, or non-English-language interpreter, must be received by December 8, replacement of faulty in-ground building isola-
available for public viewing. Representatives of MTA will be 2010. tion valves; site investigation to determine
available to record your comments and discuss points of path of buried active gas lines; mapping and
interest with you. SHA representatives will also be available to Ralign T. Wells GPS location and the preparation of CADD
record comments on the I-270/US 15 Study. There will not be a Maryland Transit Administrator drawings of existing gas service lines and; the
installation of new key valves on existing

Strictly Personal
buried gas service lines.

BIDS WILL BE DUE no later than 2:00 p.m.

Pen Pals
Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 28,
2010.

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held


Imprisoned African-American man wants to become acquainted with open minded, on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 10:00
a.m., at the Charles L. Benton Building, 417 E.
beautiful full figured women. Wants good woman in corner. Reply with photo. J. Fayette Street, Room 416, Baltimore,
Wilson, #95B0367, P.O. Box 500, Elmira, NY 14902. Maryland, 21202.
--- HABC has established a minimum goal of
Truthful man seeking spiritual pen pals. Womb my emanation. Law is unification. twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar amount
Breath, knowledge and consciousness! William Piggie, P.O. Box 565, Pittsboro, of the proposed contract for Minority Business
Enterprise (MBE) utilization, applicable to all
N.C. 27312 minority and non-minority businesses propos-
--- ing to provide the requested services as the
prime contractor. No goal has been estab-
lished for participation of Women-owned
Lonesome Hearts - Pen Pals businesses (”WBEs”), however, HABC
strongly encourages and affirmatively pro-
To have a notice published in the Strictly Personal Section, write the message you motes the use of WBEs in all HABC contracts.
want printed in the space below. Enclose ten dollars ($10.00), check or money or-
Responders shall also comply with all ap-
der for 25 words. NO CASH PLEASE. Additional words will cost 50 cents each. plicable requirements of Section 3 of the Hous-
ing and Urban Development Act of 1968, 12
U.S.C. Section 1701u.
The IFB may be obtained on or after Monday,
December 6, 2010, at the following location:
Housing Authority of Baltimore City
Division of Fiscal Operations, Purchasing
To answer a Lonesome Heart notice, enclose a check or money order for $2.00 for Department
417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414
each letter you wish to have forwarded. NO CASH PLEASE. Be sure to include the Baltimore, Maryland 21202
fox number of the person you wish to contact. Attention: John Airey,
Chief of Contracting Services
Tel: (410) 396-3261 Fax: (410) 962-1586
All letters, queries and notices should be sent to:
STRICTLY PERSONAL Questions regarding the IFB should be di-
rected in writing to the address and individual
2519 N. Charles Street indicated above, and must include the refer-
ence: HABC IFB Number B-1642-10 / HAE-
Baltimore, MD 21218 2508.
November 27, 2010 - December 3, 2010, The Afro-American D3

Marvin A. Robinson-Gaither, 58
Obituaries
Camilla D. Jenkins, 88
Pastor Opportunities Industrialization Center of America Employee
The Rev. Marvin Andrew Camilla Davis Jenkins was Center of American after 10 years of service as director of the
Robinson-Gaither was born born in Sumter, S.C., on June Office of Field Support in the National Office. She also served
Dec. 29, 1951, one of 14 23, 1912, daughter of the late as interim executive director of training programs in various
children to the late Eugene Dr. Thomas B. Davis and states.
Howard Gaither Sr. and Mrs. Edna Lowery Davis. She Her affiliations included memberships in the Goodwill
Merle LaCatia Gaither. He entered into eternal rest Oct. Presbyterian Church, USA, Scott-Lowery Family Reunion,
was educated in Baltimore 21 at the National Healthcare Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority where she served as past
City public schools and upon Center-Sumter. president of the Sumter Alumnae Chapter and chairperson of
graduation from high school, Mrs. Jenkins was an alumna the Delta Alumnae Center Board of Directors.
attended Morgan State Uni- of Tuskegee Institute, Fisk Mrs. Jenkins was the recipient of many honors and awards
versity and Peabody Conser- University and the University
vatory of Music, majoring in including the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Membership;
of Chicago. She also attended Golden Alumnus memberships from Tuskegee Institute and
music. He later transferred MARVIN A. the University of Pennsylvania, CAMILLA D. JENKINS
to Morehouse College in Fisk University and was cited by The Delta Sigma Theta
ROBINSON-GAITHER Rutgers University and the
Atlanta and graduated with Sorority for more than 78 years of membership within the
University of Pittsburgh.
a bachelor’s in urban studies He amassed a comprehen- organization.
She retired in 1974 from the Opportunities Industrialization
before enlisting in the U.S. sive collection of some of

Clover B. Street Jr., 78


Air Force. the most significant gospel
Andrew relocated to artists and contributors in the
California and affiliated with history of gospel music. The Military Colonel, Educator
the Wesley United Method- Robinson-Gaither Collection Clover B. Street Jr., son of assignment to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and simulta-
ist Church in 1978. From is believed to be one of the Clover and Agnes Street, was neous service as both a Brigade Commander and Installation
1978-1986, he served as most unique and comprehen- born Sept. 9, 1932, in Baltimore. Commander while assigned to the 8th Infantry Division in
financial aid administrator at sive of its kind. His wish was He departed this life suddenly Germany. He is the recipient of 21 different military awards
the University of California to have the collection be-
on June 20. and skill badges including the Legion of Merit, the Soldiers
Los Angeles, counselor, cam- come a resource to scholars
Clover attended public Medal, the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and
pus minister and director of of the unique socio-cultural
schools in the Baltimore area the Military Parachutist Bade. While service on active duty,
Ecumenical Black Campus history and legacy of gospel
before attending Morgan State he also completed 13 different military educaiton and training
Ministry. While employed music.
by UCLA from 1979-‘81, Andrew loved people and Unviersity, where he graduated courses and a master’s degree in counseling from Shippens-
he served as youth director lived to serve others. He was in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree burg University in Aguust.
at Wesley United Method- honored throughout the years in mathematics. While attneding During his retirement, Clover continued to remain active,
ist Church, 1981-‘83, youth for his work with the 1992 college, he participated in vari- working as a elementary school teacher at Saint Ignatius Ele-
pastor at Wilshire United Bishop Jack Tuell Evange- ous track and field events and CLOVER B. STREET JR. mentary School in Oxon Hill, Md., and as an athletic coach at
Methodist Church and from lism Award, Charles Yue the Reserve Officers Training Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria. He later became the
1984-‘85 he was chaplain in- Urban Scholar Award, In the Corps program. He received a commission as a United States athletic director at Bishop Ireton before retiring completely.
tern at UCLA Medical Cen- Meantime-Founders Award, Army Infantry Officer on Jan. 25, 1955. A few days later on
ter. The following year he Lyle Loder HIV-AIDS Min- Jan. 31, 1955, he married his college sweetheart who became
was appointed pastor of Faith istry Award, Watts Health Mary T. Street.
United Methodist Church in System, Going Beyond the Clover went on to serve on active duety for more than
Los Angeles and continued Four Walls, AIDS Project 23 years (eight of which were served outside of the United
until various health challeng- LA, Bread for the World States) and became one of the earliest African Americans to
es made it necessary for him Mickey Leland Humanitarian hold th erank of colonel on Dec. 3, 1975. His career highlights
to take a leave from pastoral Award and many others. include service in Vietnam and on the Korean Peninsula,
ministry in 2005.

Georgia I. Johnson, 82
Georgia Inell Johnson was born and attention of her family
Free
Sept. 28, 1918, in Amelia County, Va. and would often proudly Service
She was called home Nov. 3. She was proclaim, “All of this came
the proud daughter of the late Adelaide from me!” She would Obituaries are
and Godfrey Perkinson. gladly offer assistance printed for free by
the AFRO-American
Georgia, who was affectionately wherever she saw a need
Newspapers. Send
known as Inell, Nannie and Shorty, and wouldn’t hesitate to
funeral program and
united in holy matrimony with Ben- give advice.
picture to: Obituaries,
jamin Giles. Out of this union one Inell accepted Christ as
Baltimore AFRO-
child, Joan Audrey Giles, was born. her savior at an early age
American Newspaper,
After the death of Benjamin, Inell met and is now at peace and
2519 N. Charles St. ,
and married the late Walter Johnson happily enjoying those
Baltimore, Md. 21218,
and from this union she gained a son, who have gone before her
Or fax to: 1-877-570-
Calvin Johnson. Inell enjoyed the love including two brothers and
GEORGIA I. JOHNSON 9297
one sister.

CAREER CORNER
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center
Director of Foreclosure Prevention Division Foreclosure Prevention Counselor
JOB PURPOSE: St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center is Job Purpose: St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center is seeking
seeking a dynamic individual to manage the Foreclosure an energetic individual to join the Foreclosure Prevention
Prevention Department. In response to the escalating Department. In response to the escalating number of
number of foreclosures in and around Baltimore, St. foreclosures in and around Baltimore, St. Ambrose devel-
Ambrose developed the Foreclosure Prevention Program oped the Foreclosure Prevention Program through an
through an innovative pilot project that combines default innovative pilot project that combines default mortgage
mortgage counseling with direct legal representation. The counseling with direct legal representation. The Foreclo-
Foreclosure Prevention Director is responsible for leading sure Prevention Counselor will work with a team of
a team of attorneys, counselors, paralegals and admin- Housing Counselors and Attorneys to provide coun-
istrative staff in helping homeowners who are facing seling and guidance to homeowners at risk or in the
foreclosure. The Director oversees all elements of the process of losing their homes. Negotiate with lenders.
Foreclosure Department, including program development,
execution, analysis, evaluation, innovation / refinement and Speak to community groups. Demonstrated Counseling
internal and external partnership management. The Direc- skills a must. Bachelors, computer skills, and public
tor of Foreclosure Prevention reports to the Executive speaking ability required. Exp. in housing, underwriting,
Director. 7-10 years of related experience in housing, lending, or real estate desired. Bilingual a plus- English/
lending, or real estate desired. Bachelor Degree or related Spanish. Apply: Send resume and letter of interest to:
experience required. Strong communication, management, Director of Human Resources-St. Ambrose Housing Aid
and computer skills. Excellent analytical, writing, and inter- Center, Inc.321 East 25th Street-Baltimore MD 21218 or
personal skills. Apply: Send resume and letter of interest via email to: jillj@stambros.org-Salary Range: Salary
to: Director of Human Resources-St. Ambrose Housing Aid commensurate with experience. This is a time-limited full
Center, Inc.-321 East 25th Street-Baltimore MD 21218 Or time position plus benefits. Submission Deadline:
via email to: jillj@stambros.org Salary Range: Salary December 6, 2010-St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc.
commensurate with experience. This is a time-limited full is an Equal Opportunity Employer
time position plus benefits. Submission Deadline:
December 6, 2010. St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc.
isTYPESET: Tue Nov 23 13:37:50 EST 2010
an Equal Opportunity Employer ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Management Assistant I
Motor Vehicle Police Communications Operator IV
Administration Police Officer Entry Level

410-554-
Fixed Assets Manager Police Officer Lateral Entry
Salary Range: Sports Supervisor
$33,723 - $52,915
8200
Closing Date: Visit our website at www.aacounty.org for additional in-
November 30, 2010 formation and to apply on-line. You may use the Internet
www.marylandmva.com at any Anne Arundel County library, or visit our office at
EOE 2660 Riva Road in Annapolis. Deadlines to apply on
website.

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