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APRIL 30, 2011 - MAY 6, 2011

Local Boxers Shine

Why Do Blacks Care About ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ B3
B2 the Royal Wedding? A7 Another Winner for Tyler Perry
HBCU Legal Case Pushes Forward Obama Takes Dramatic Move to
By Shernay Williams
AFRO Staff Writer Squelch ‘Birthers’ Accusations Maryland.
The Coalition for Equity and Excellence
in Higher Education and a cluster of current
Donique Warden, a junior at Coppin State students and alumni from Maryland’s By AFRO Staff
University, remembers a time when the school four HBCU’s say Warden’s experiences
library stayed open until 2 a.m. “Now it closes demonstrate inequity in state funding. The In efforts to quell rumors
at 11 and I don’t even get off work until 11 group is suing the state and the Maryland about the location of President
p.m.,” she said. “When I asked librarians about Higher Education Commission for upwards of Barack Obama’s birth, the
it, they said it’s because they don’t have the $2 billion, a sum their funding expert estimates White House on April 27
money to keep it open that late anymore.” was collectively withheld from Coppin, released the commander
She says “it makes no sense” that she has Morgan, Bowie State University and the in chief’s long form birth
to purchase almost half of her books from University of Maryland Eastern Shore between certificate. Obama said he
other schools because they aren’t stocked in 1984 and 2009. was troubled by the excessive
Coppin’s library. The sports management “If these institutions had not been media attention given to the
major said her friend at Morgan State discriminated against for all these years or “birthers” movement during
University also criticizes her school because if Maryland had taken the steps to enhance a Wednesday morning press
resources for facilities like the library are “slim them, there’s no reason why they couldn’t conference.
to nothing.” be comparable to (traditionally White “The President believed
In spite of all the new buildings, in 2011, institutions),” said Michael D. Jones, civil the distraction over his birth
many students are still reflecting on the rights attorney representing the coalition. certificate wasn’t good for
disparities that exist for Historically Black Jones contends the funding disparity has led the country. It may have
Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in been good politics and good
Continued on A3 T.V., but it was bad for
the American people and
distracting from the many
challenges we face as a
country,” said White House
Communications Director
Dan Pfeiffer in a statement.
Although Obama released
his birth certificate of live White House Photo
birth in 2008, many birthers President Obama announces April 27 that he is releasing
– Americans who believe his long form birth certificate, indicating his birth in
Obama was not born in the Hawaii.
U.S. – have called for more
evidence. Most recently, real said Americans should be instead of being distracted by
estate mogul Donald Trump “debating how we win the a “fake issue.”
revived birther questions with future, reduce our deficit, In his address, Obama
a series of public statements. deal with high gas prices, and echoed the communications
Although Trump’s name bring stability to the Middle director’s sentiments, but said
was never mentioned, Pfeiffer East [and] Washington, DC” Continued on A3
AFRO Photo
HBCU’s such as Baltimore’s Coppin State University historically have been underfunded.

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AFRO Captures 10 Gov. William Donald Schaefer’s Final Rest

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Maryland, D.C., Delaware, John Wall In, Should Gilbert

(MDDC) Press Association Arenas Stay or Go?”
awards April 22. Washington Bureau Chief
Sports journalist Stephen Zenitha Prince won in the
Riley led the AFRO award feature story category for her
recipients with 3 awards. story “Life, Death Converge
Riley won two individual Through Photographer’s
awards, one in the sports story Lens.”
category for his “Gonzaga Photographer Danita
Clips DeMatha for ACIT Delaney took home honors
AP Photo/Steve Ruark, Pool
Title” and the other in the in the general news photo
Members of the public visit the coffin of William Donald Schaefer, former
online commentary or blog category for her cover photo
Baltimore mayor and former Maryland governor and comptroller, as the
category for his “Is it Over for “Gray Trounces Fenty“
Baltimore City College High School “Singing, Swingin’ Knights” choir, top,
Yet? Redskins Find New story.
performs at Baltimore City Hall, April 26, 2011. Schaefer died April 18, at age 89.
Ways to Disappoint.” Staff writer George
See more on A8
But it was Riley’s team Continued on A8

Barnes Found Dead, Communities Mourn

By Shernay Williams a dead body in the river, Conowingo Dam, a water recovered, there were no to complete an autopsy and
AFRO Staff Writer which crews pulled out canal that divides Harford immediately visible wounds, determine the cause of death,
about 10 a.m. Baltimore’s and Cecil counties some 40 scars or signs of sexual police said.
The mystifying, four- chief medical examiner miles north from where the assault, said Maryland In a strange coincidence,
month search for missing later identified the female 16-year-old was last seen. State Police Superintendent several hours after crews
North Carolina teen Phylicia as Barnes. A tattoo found Barnes disappeared from Terrance Sheridan. found Barnes, they found the
Barnes came to a heart- on her “lower extremity” her half-sister’s Northwest He said it was possible body of a man 3 to 4 miles
rending end when her naked had prompted investigators Baltimore apartment on Dec. Barnes had been in the river away. On April 26, Maryland
body was found floating in to match up Barnes’ dental 28, leading to one of the since her disappearance and State Police identified him
the Susquehanna River April records to the body. state’s largest missing-person the cool temperatures helped as 53-year-old Darryl Harper
20. The remains were searches in recent years. preserve her body.
Join the AFRO on Boaters had reported recovered south of the Though unclothed when It will take several weeks Continued on A4
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A2 The Afro-American, April 30, 2011 - May 6, 2011

AFRO National Briefs daughter’s death.

Snow’s voice may have reached one of its largest audiences
Your History • Your Community • Your News NABJ Awards ‘Newsday’s’ Kimberley Martin, in the late ‘80s with the popular sitcom jingle “A Different
The Afro-American Newspapers World.” The brief song, and soul star Aretha Franklin’s later
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters Emerging Journalist of the Year
Kimberley A. Martin, a reporter at Newsday, was recently rendition, became synonymous with the show’s six-season run.
2519 N. Charles Street Snow also lent her voice to the “Celebrate the Moments of Your
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 conferred 2011’s Emerging Journalist Award at the National
Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) spring board of Life” jingle for General Foods International Coffees.
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 While Snow’s dark brown, tightly coiled hair led many fans
directors meeting. to believe she was African American, the AP reports the singer,
On Aug. 6, Martin and other honorees will attend the
organization’s Salute to Excellence Gala in Philadelphia during born Phoebe Ann Laub, was born to White Jewish parents. She
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892
NABJ’s 36th Annual Convention and Career Fair. never asserted or denied her ethnic background.
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II
Martin has been with the publication since November
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. 2007. The sports writer covers everything from Major League Civil Rights Groups Set Out to Fix Broadband
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222 Baseball to professional football and even NASCAR. - “I am Disparities
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 honored to win such a prestigious award. To know that my Members of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales colleagues value my work is as rewarding an honor as I could Rights, an amalgam of national civil rights and labor groups,
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 imagine,” said Martin in a statement. are sounding off on what they call “vast disparities” in minority Hank Winnicki, assistant managing editor of Newsday’s and underserved communities’ access to broadband Internet.
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 sports section, wrote, “Kimberley has become an indispensable In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 part of the Newsday team. This is a prestigious national award, (FCC) request for commentary about improving broadband
Advertising Account Executive
and everyone at Newsday is thrilled for Kimberley, she’s a access to these populations, the coalition asked the organization
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274
terrific writer and reporter and has handled every challenge to make greater use of programs like Lifeline and Link-Up,
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 thrown her way. This honor is well-deserved.” which offer low-income Americans discounts on phone bills
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265 Before coming to Newsday, Martin wrote for The Record and installation fees.
Director, Community & Public Relations in New Jersey. She began her career in sports journalism “This access is critically important for success in the job
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 after earning a master’s degree in magazine, newspaper and market, especially in a competitive job market where March
Editorial online journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public 2011 unemployment was 8.8 percent, Black unemployment
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu Communications at Syracuse University. She also holds a was 15.5 percent and Latino unemployment was 11.3 percent.
E-mail: bachelor’s degree in psychology and African-American studies Broadband plays a critically important role in all parts of the jobs
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277 from Wesleyan University. pipeline – covering job readiness that includes obtaining skills
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 NABJ’s 36th Annual Convention and Career Fair will take
E-mail: necessary for a job, job placement that includes successfully
place August 3-7. For additional information, ticket sales, and applying for a job, and job progression that includes retraining
Global Markets registration, please visit us at for advancing through a job,” the coalition’s letter read.
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220
The letter also recommends the following steps to enhance
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager ‘Poetry Man’ Singer Phoebe Snow Dies at 60 the breadth of Lifeline and Link-Up programs:
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116 Blues singer Phoebe Snow, who made her mark in the - Move quickly to expand Lifeline and Link-Up to support
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager music industry with the 1974 hit “Poetry Man,” died from broadband services that can support voice as well as other
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 complications of a brain hemorrhage in Edison, N.J. on April applications;
Production Department - 410-554-8288 26, her public relations representative told the Associated Press. - Expand Lifeline and Link-Up to support broadband
She was 60. services this year;
The singer suffered a stroke last year and faced blood clots, - Create a financial set-aside for competitive grants within
Washington Office congestive heart failure and pneumonia, her manager, Sue the Lifeline program;
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723
Cameron, told the AP. - Expand and simplify eligibility rules, create incentives
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297
The Grammy-nominated Snow released 16 albums and was within the program to reach target populations and reduce
General Manager
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116 nominated for the best new artist Grammy Award in 1975. waste and fraud, and mandate combined outreach (and possibly
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 That same year, the Teaneck, N.J., native fell from the administration) of this program with other similar programs.
public consciousness after the birth of her daughter, who was The American Civil Liberties Union, Asian American
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: severely brain-damaged. According to the AP, her husband left Justice Center, Communications Workers of America, National
410-554-8234 the family soon after the baby’s birth and Snow abandoned the Urban League, NAACP and National Coalition on Black Civic
Customer industry to care for her daughter Valerie Rose. She released Participation were among the organizations who signed the letter.
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226
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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3

A2 The Afro-American, April 30, 2011 - April 30, 2011 April 30, 2011 - May 6, 2011 The Afro-American
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-

City Youth Program Faces Shutdown

AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On
Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding
relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace
By Shernay Williams multiple times in the back seat students for the workforce and places them in Since the 1980s, blog,FUTURES
she thanked Works has sup-
fans and

Photo by Courtney Bonaparte

AFRO Staff Writer of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- minimum wage paying jobs throughout the porters for their prayers
existed in various city schools. Its previous and
tered to Hudson’s murdered city. mission was to target students most easily to
offered a $100,000 reward
Rhonda Young held up an imitation ring brother, was towed with the Each school has three program advocates, prone to truancyanyoneor withwho returned
reading the boy
and writing
boy’s body inside and is being alive.
with an apple-sized diamond. “Think big. You who work with 60 students each. But the deficiencies, but it now serves all ninth and 12
processed by evidence techni- Since the investigation,
see this ring,” she asked the 12 ninth grade program – which relies heavily on a grant from graders at its schools.
cians and workers. The body Hudson – who gained stardom
girls packed in a classroom on the third floor of was later removed and taken to the city’s general fund –is in jeopardy. Students in the program
after appearing marvel at the
on “American
Reginald F. Lewis High School. “This is just the Cook County Medical In the city budget proposal Mayor nurturing nature Idol,”
of theand
then won an they
the beginning. You have the opportunity to be Examiner’s office. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released last provide holistic counseling
Academy Award and help blotrole
for her out in
anything you want to be.” Hudson and other family month, she eliminated funding support for anything hindering student success,
the movie Dreamgirls – has whether
She handed the ring to the nearest girl who members arrived at the Medical the program. She told the AFRO after a press it’s a poorly organized
stayed class
out ofschedule
the public oreye.
stated her name and a positive adjective to Examiner’s office mid-after- briefing that FUTURES Works has recently issues. The Chicago Tribune report-
describe herself and passed it along. The group noon to identify the body. lost outside
Julian King, grants, which Hudson’s
Jennnifer has “impacted its
nephew. “Students in public
ed that schools
a paradetend to have
of cars moved a
then used magazine cutouts, construction paper Given the choice between look- effectiveness.” lot of issues at home,
pastpeer pressure,home
her family’s to
and markers to create poster boards displaying ing directly at the body or A“Their
spokesman for thefunding
other grant office hadthe murders but issome
been beinglegal
held issues
in Monday
– somemorning,
are afraidpast to leave
their aspirations. viewing it on a wall-mounted told the newspaper that Hudson
reduced and that impacted their ability to jail for parole violation after
their neighborhood,” news said
Abiola Martins, a program advocate, said Courtesy Photos be successful,” she said. Mayoral officials Principal Barney Wilson. “These ousstudents
onlookers. are
was dreams
killed, as
the exercise
to bewell
and because
her mom,
as her“Ibrother,
she Darnell
wants Donerson who
don’t want them
“She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
estimate the number of students participating
in the program will decrease from 420 to 180
extremely fortunate to have a group
that entirely focus on them to help
Neighborsof people
andhave a
to give up, even if something doesn’t go their next year ifstrongthe budget reflected on the
video screen, the family chose “remained for herisfami-
approved by the
being City ofbetter
convicted life.”
attempted violence.
way. I want them to see their dreams,” she said. Council.
ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicularMiles hijack-said program officials are applying
the “The
body kidsof herlove 7-year-old plate X584859 was found on the latter. According to the In front of the Hudson’s
the bling,” Young said with Damia Cloude , a ninth-grade student “SheMichelle
held hands Miles,
her fami- of FUTURES
ing. Cook Countyfor various
records showoutside grants to keep the program
nephew Monday, just hours Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, home, men in heavy jackets
a laugh. “I just want them to know they can get at Reginald F. Lewis High School in Works,
ly,” says the city
the spokesman funding
said. “It keeps thehe pleaded guilty
that at Douglass
to both and andNorthwestern. FUTURES
after his body was found in a police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.” hooded sweatshirts came to
the bling and achieve all these things on their East Baltimore, prepares a poster programs
was at Frederick
obviously Douglass and
a very emotional charges in 1999. He officials
was alsohave frequently had to
kiss the twin brace
white for a bar-

ACORN Fights Back

poster board,” she said. “Once you plant that board that details her career aspirations Northwestern High Schools afloat,convicted
moment.” and if the in 1998shutdown
for posses-at a school because grants usually
ing the names of Donerson and
seed, water it, give it some sun. It begins to during a workshop led by the city’s cityThegrant
– theup,sonthe
Julia Works
sion of aand last one
stolen motor or two years
vehicle. a time, she added.
blossom.” FUTURE Works Program. The program, After School
Hudson, Works
Jennifer’s programs
sister – had thereHemight
was released from“I understand
prison in the city is in a budget
“Everybody crunch,
is sick of going
Young and Martins are program advocates which offers services in three Baltimore cease.missing
been The program at Reginald F.2006
since Friday, Lewisafteris servingand
sevenI know
yearsthe mayor and thelike
care Artisha
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
through stuff
for FUTURES Works, an effort through the City high schools, is facing steep funding supported
when through
a relative founda separate
Julian’s grantforwith
the the the welfare
attempted murder and of theWest,
a former sheresident
said. “We’re
of the
Mayor’s Office of Employment Development cuts under the mayor’s recent budget. U.S. Dept. ofDarnell
grandmother, Labor and is securecar forhijacking
at least charges.
hopeful these programs
area toldcanthecontinue
Tribune. through
“We all
By Alan
that helpsKing “at-risk” youth chart paths and toDallas
collegeCowboys players No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson,
one more year. 57, and his uncle, The boy remainedothermissing
sources.” have to stick together. All these
AFRO Staff Writer Tony Romo and Terrell Owens,
and careers, improve their grades, have family- we are the first role models they see,” Young
trying to distance him from the 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
like support at school, and most importantly, election officials. said. “Many are first Nevergeneration
Organizedhigh school
with ACORN.”
for what?”
Presidential candidate John the 7000 block of South Yale
McCain’s attack on ACORN – students.”
Hurd said those workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue.
They work on-site at Reginald were F. Lewis Reginald
without F. Lewis is one ofHe three Baltimore
every day,
holding goal-setting
doing those things
workshops, City Public
long and
Schools that
offers the
classes Continued
An Amber Alert from–A1 a desig-
Organization for Reform Now – ACORN’s knowledge or permis- for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing
confirms tutorial
the success services
of the and conducting
sion, wereone- fired. old-program andhim its companion
for President.effort called he believes
children – wastheissued
Friday will
on-one sessions
organization, with of
the head students.
the “Often“The
times evidence that After hasSchool
sur- Matters,
But now a program
ACORN is that prepares
in trouble. continue for some
after Julian was discoveredAmericans.
group says. faced so far shows they faked Reporter: There are at least “I know
missing afterthat
the there’s
murders.going to

HBCU Legal Case

“This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they 11 investigations across the be a segment
Police arrestedofWilliam
people for which,
we’ve done and success we’ve didn’t do, not to stuff ballot country involving thousands of no matter
Balfour, thewhat we put
missing out,step-
boy’s this
had,” Maude Hurd, president of boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN issue will
father not be puthusband
and estranged to rest. But
ACORN, said in an interview victim of fraud, not the perpetra- forms.
Continued I’mJulia,
of speaking
at his to the vast majority
with the AFRO.from A1 tor of it. Announcer: Massive voter
of the American
Southside apartment people, as well as
to fewer
this attackagingstarted, we case is fighting
Hurd said the for onlyHBCUs
things deniedAnd
fraud. over thetheObamayears, which
campaign hours
to theafter
do not have time
facilities and ultimately,
had just announced that welower had to be given
bogus are thethe opportunity
charges them- has allowed
paid more thantheir campuses
$800,000 to an Balfour’s
for this kind mother, Michele,We’ve
of silliness. has
registered rates at HBCUs.
1.3 million new vot- selves.
to offerAnd factcheck.
unique, high org
demand ACORN
to undergo fronta for get out the vote
physical told reporters that her son had
ers,” shecase’s
said. “That’s just trial agrees.
to sayis programs; efforts. got better stuff to do. I’ve got
The six-week have state-of-the- renaissance, but Jones says nothing to do with the slayings.
better stuff to do. We’ve got big
that someone’s running scared It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky
set to begin June 27. art facilities and be allocated “the key phrase is that these Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
problems to solve,” said Obama.
because of ACORN’s success.” ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
The matter has been in funding to make their HBCUs are starting to get
White House image
McCain, who is running for been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment. “I’m confident we can solve This handout image provided by the White House
litigation since October universities
president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent more appealing, funding.”
Blind ambition. Too risky for them, but we’re going to have to shows a copy of the long form of President Barack
et, lashedafteroutthe coalitionin the
at ACORN particularly
votes.” to prospective “When we say that they
America. focus on them – not on this.” Obama’s birth certificate from Hawaii.
was angered that
final debate against Barack the state students from different
The problem came about pri- racial are entitled to additional
boasted of full compliance backgrounds.
Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way funding, we are factoring
Since McCain’s comments, in
with a partnership agreement The
on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than AFRO’s calls to that they have
ACORN’s 87 offices have beenbeen getting
ing one of theingreatest
2000 with frauds in the
relyHigher Education
on volunteers, it pays peo- additional with
bombarded funding threats in recent
and Linden Medical Group – Women’s Healthcare Associates
voterU.S. Department
history of
in this country, Commission
ple, many of them for comment years.mail.
poor or unem- racist But the point is that
maybe destroying Office theforfabric of were
ployed, directed
to sign up to Assistant
new voters. it isThestarting
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Civil Rights that dictated
democracy.” Attorney
The idea was General
to helpCatherine
both those Maryland
debate, vandalsofficials
brokecontendinto the
Maryland’s,HBCU’s achieve
a non-partisan Shultz. In an e-mail,
being registered and thoseShultz
doing that it is enough.”
organization’s Boston and Seattle
Web site, in funding,
found those facilities
claims to forwarded a memorandum
the registration. He and
offices saidstoleformer secretary
be “exaggerated,”
and academic program with “no evi- thatMaud explained,
detailed “We have a
the state’s After
of thea Maryland
Cleveland representative
dence of any such
development. Thedemocracy-
lawsuit zero tolerance
position in thepolicy
case.for deliber- appeared
Education onCommission,
TV, an e-mail was Dr.
destroying fraud.” ate falsification of registration.” sent to the local office saying she
alleges that the state is in The state alleges they have James E. Lyons, admitted
Hurd believes the McCain Most news account neglect to “is going to have her life ended.”
violation of the agreement satisfied all requirements HBCUs
worker were underfunded,
charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is A in Providence, R.I.,
ed. the requirements of the under the partnership and members
required by law to turn in all reg- received a threatening of the callstate’s
She said,have not been
“Because it’s low- agreement
istration forms. andAnd severed any fail ing,
they also appointed
“We know HBCU you get assessment
off work
and moderate-income people, discriminatory
to note that it waspoliciesthe organiza- boards
at 9” andfound utteredthat theepithets.
racial recent
The eight plaintiffs that are traceable
and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first back to enhanced funding
A caller to one office left a was
in addition thinksto the
those segregation.
brought the phony In memos dated
registrations “essentially
message on the notanswering
enough to get
coalition are predominately
voters are going to vote April
to the 22, the
attention state
of contends
authorities. HBCUs
machine, out
saying:of the
“Hi, holeI wasthey
Democratic,ofwhich Morgan is not neces- theThe
camp apparently callingwere in.” to let you know that
sarily true.”and students, one up”
isn’t racial
in those in fine Barack“I don’tObama seeneeds
howtothe getstate
CoppinACORN graduate and a student
is no stranger to Maryland’s
points, preferring university funding hung.
to air mislead- can diagnose a problem
He’s a (expletive but
from Bowie State University.
controversy. system,
ing ads thatadding
seek that
to linkeven
Obamaif withhold
nigger, andahe’s cure,” Jones
a piece of said.
TheFor HBCU’s
38 years, themselves
the non-partisan are to ACORN,exist,
inequities thereby theyundercutting
were (expletive
“If you know deleted).
thatYou it’s guys
organization has
not parties in the case. fought for social his political support.
the result of the long-term fraudulent,
to funding than they should to
and you need to go
justice for low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell. All the niggers on oak trees.
effects of the state’s previous fund it.”
and moderate-income and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung hon-
is also at the center of the practices, not their current Dr. Earl Richardson, 1 BANANA
Americans. With 400,000 mem- Announcer: Who is Barack eys, they’re going to get assassi-
ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated,isthey’re
policies. who not a gonna
plaintiff getinkilled.”
Jones said during the pre- The defense also argues case but fought for similar
than 1,200 neighborhood chap-
ters inera
vital for
Black and
baptism performed at warp
that HBCU’s
have received
Vast ambition.
Another message said, “You
After col- liberal idiots. asDumb
the former
deleted). Welfare bums.State
president of Morgan
(expletive Discover a new level of women’s
healthcare in Baltimore.
ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. You
institutions to offer while
its share of criticism the same advo- over Became thealast several organizer.
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Obesity, Poor Prenatal Care Contribute to Maryland

Maternal Mortality Rate
By Jessica Harper according to a 2010 Heart problems, too, Review Committee and helped “All women get that book,”
Capital News Service report compiled are a concern, Arrabal said, compile the 2010 report. he said. The university has also
by the Maryland a condition, he said, often MedChi is doing what it can to instituted a house call program
BALTIMORE — When Health Department’s exacerbated by obesity. help end maternal deaths in the for pregnant patients.
an overweight, pregnant Maternal Mortality “You’ve got to remember state, said Executive Director “We’re trying very hard
stroke survivor saw Dr. Pedro Review Program. that pregnancy is a significant Gene Ransom III. “We spend to go out at least once during
Arrabal for a check-up earlier The national stress to a woman’s heart,” he a lot of time and energy on it. each pregnancy to assess the
this year, the doctor had a bad maternal death said. We track numbers and have environment that the patient
feeling about her fate. “She rate for 2003-2007 A pregnant woman’s heart been writing the reviews,” he lives in and to help the mom
was counseled about all her averaged 15.8 pumps 50 percent harder than said. bond with the physician who
risks and decided to take the maternal deaths per Getty Images
when she’s not with-child, he The problem “calls out for is going to be delivering the
risks,” said Arrabal, a high-risk 100,000 live births. high maternal death rate is said, and her blood volume solutions,” Ransom said, and baby,” he said.
pregnancy specialist at Sinai For that same period, the linked to Baltimore being the increases by 50 percent. he thinks it’s time for policy Sinai Hospital is seeing
Hospital in Baltimore. “We got report notes, Maryland’s rate heroin capital of the U.S. and With heart disease, Arrabal makers to look at it. Like an increasing number of
her through the pregnancy, and was 20.5. the absence of programs to said, a woman can feel fairly Arrabal, he sees the high rate undocumented women
delivered her somewhat early.” The World Health help pregnant addicts. “There well early in the pregnancy, as inexcusable. “Maryland is ineligible for insurance
Though the patient did well Organization defines maternal are very few services available but that quickly changes once one of the wealthiest states,” through the state. Arrabal, a
postpartum, Arrabal said, her mortality as, “the death of to women who are abusing cardiac demands increase and he said. “We shouldn’t be an native of Cuba, speaks fluent
good fortune would be short- a woman while pregnant or substances to go for care in her body begins to deteriorate. outlier in maternal mortality.” Spanish, as does another
lived. within 42 days of conclusion Baltimore,” said Ferentz, “By then, it may be too late Both Arrabal and Ferentz high-risk obstetrician. Sinai
“She ended up, four of pregnancy.” who heads the Department of for us to make a significant are taking steps to end Hospital pays for a translating
months after delivery, being Maternal mortality cases Family Medicine. impact,” said Arrabal. “So, maternal mortality on their assistance service that includes
found dead,” he said. Though generally fall into one of “At the university, we for instance, pregnancy turf. languages more obscure than
she survived a stroke, the two categories, according don’t have anything special termination may not help the At the university, Ferentz Spanish.
combination of the strain of to the Centers for Disease for women who are abusing situation at that point if they and other physicians give And both doctors are
pregnancy and an underlying Control and Prevention substances while pregnant.” are far enough along.” expectant mothers a book seeing more pregnant patients
heart condition likely led to and the American College Ferentz said this dilemma Members of The Maryland called “What To Expect When over age 40. Arrabal recently
her death. of Obstetricians and runs statewide. “If we don’t State Medical Society served You’re Expecting,” by Heidi saw a 51-year-old expectant
This case is typical of Gynecologists: pregnancy- have that service in Baltimore, on the Maternal Mortality Murkoff and Sharon Mazel. Continued on A8
what Maryland high-risk associated death, meaning there’s a very good chance

Barnes Found Dead

obstetricians are seeing in death of an expectant or those services don’t exist in
the state: expectant and new new mother from a cause more rural areas of the state,”
mothers losing their lives to unrelated to her pregnancy, he said.
preventable complications or pregnancy-related death, Arrabal, director of the Continued from A1
like obesity, substance abuse meaning the death of an Division of Maternal Fetal of Richmond, Va. His cause Barnes’ had been visiting to WCNC TV News in
or lack of prenatal care. In expectant or new mother from Medicine at Sinai, also sees of death was not readily her half-sister, Deena, for the Charlotte.
some cases, two or all three a cause related to or worsened expectant and new mothers known, but state officials Christmas holiday when she Students were expected to
of these factors intertwine to by her pregnancy. with drug problems. Substance said there is no indication vanished. hold a memorial service for
complicate a pregnancy. Dr. Kevin Ferentz, director abuse, he said, sometimes that his demise is connected Deena, 28, said Phylicia Barnes April 28—four months
These trends are pushing of clinical operations at the determines whether pregnant to Barnes’. Harper’s wife was asleep in her apartment to the day she disappeared.
Maryland’s maternal death University of Maryland School women seek prenatal care. told investigators he had when she left for work the day Union Academy officials
rate past the national average, of Medicine, said the state’s “Part of the issue, especially warned a relative back in of the disappearance. They said flags outside the school
with the women who do have a March—around the last time had exchanged text messages were flying half staff in her
drug history is that they might she saw him—that he was that morning, but Phylicia memory.
be afraid of the repercussions contemplating suicide. didn’t respond when Deena Michael Johnson, a
of getting prenatal care,” he The disappearance of tried to reach her between Baltimore activist and director
said. Barnes, a track star and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. The older of the Paul Robeson Institute,
The chief repercussion, he honors student, had baffled sister’s ex-boyfriend, who led a candlelight vigil for
said, is getting social services authorities, family members
involved, and particularly the and friends. Baltimore
fear their child will be taken City Police led expansive
“All of us prayed for a different outcome,
away from them.
Prenatal care, the doctors
searches for the teen, the but finding her body is really going to be
most recent involving 200
said, is critically important. volunteers in Patapsco State instrumental in giving us an opportunity
Yet women who have been Park in early April, and
pregnant before, are usually often sought national media
to bring closure to her family.”
less likely to seek it, Ferentz attention for her case. City
said. “That’s because they got
– Frederick Bealefeld
police spokesman Anthony
through their first pregnancy Guglielmi had openly lived in the apartment, said Barnes on April 27 near
and they know what to expect questioned whether major Phylicia was asleep when he Reisterstown Plaza, where she
and (think) everything will be networks were slow to report left, but when Deena returned was last seen.
OK,” he said. on Barnes’ missing person’s home around 6 p.m., Phylicia Johnson, who did not
Also contributing to a case because she was Black. was gone. know Barnes, said he was
mother’s poor outcome from Baltimore City Police Police said they don’t moved to hold the ceremony
pregnancy are heart problems, Commissioner Frederick suspect the teen was a as a parent and bystander
exacerbated by obesity. “If Bealefeld said it was tragic runaway or was trying to captivated by her story.
you see in the report, one of to find Barnes dead, but the escape any psychological or “It’s important that we let
the things that was associated recovery of her body should legal woes. her know that even though
with poor outcomes was the bring authorities closer to As news of Barnes’ her body was found, her
lack of prenatal care which, determining what happened death spread, friends and spirit is still alive,” he said.
to a certain extent, is almost to her. community members that “The tragedy of this is also a
inexcusable in a state like “All of us prayed for a were touched by the case blessing because we can bring
Maryland,” Arrabal said. different outcome, but finding began to plan memorials in attention to the other missing
her body is really going to be her honor. and exploited children in our
instrumental in giving us an Barnes’ classmates at city.”
opportunity to bring closure Union Academy in Monroe, The AFRO’s attempts
to her family,” he said at state N.C., learned that authorities to reach Barnes’ family by
police headquarters shortly had found her body after deadline were unsuccessful,
after the discovery. “Without returning home from spring but Bryan Barnes, the teen’s
it, it would have been break April 25. The school half-brother, has told outlets
incredibly difficult to move held assemblies and brought that the family was planning
forward.” in grief counselors, according funeral arrangements.
April 30, 2011 - May 6, 2011, The Afro-American A5

Veteran Performer Ben Vereen Continues to Shine
By Gregory Dale that left him countless injuries and forced him to go through months of rehabilitation. He
AFRO Staff Writer explained that through these experiences, he ultimately relied on God to get him through.
“I just realized that by myself, I could do nothing, but there’s a power greater than myself
With his bubbling personality and his undeniable talent, Ben Vereen has undoubtedly that could restore me if I trust it,” Vereen said. “[I] laid in the seed of prayer and surrender.”
captured the hearts of many throughout his 35-year career. Adding to his string of hardships, he was later diagnosed with diabetes. But after putting
He wowed audiences with his Broadway performances in Jesus Christ Superstar, Jelly’s his misfortunes behind him, he pushed forward and used the lessons he learned to help inspire
Last Jam and Hair, and won a prestigious Tony Award for his role in Pippin. and encourage others. He has become one of the most requested speakers on the lecture circuit
Additionally, he’s appeared in a string of television shows, including the classic among audiences of all ages.
Roots, in which he played the memorable role of Chicken George. On May 16, Vereen will come to Baltimore to perform at the Edward A. Myerberg Senior
Vereen got his start in theater at a young age and explained that Center’s annual fundraising gala at the Beth El Congregation Center. The event will raise funds
throughout his life, the arts are what have kept him grounded. for the center and allows it to continue its service to over 5,000 seniors in the community. At
“The arts was the one thing that helped me make decisions in my life the gala, Vereen will perform many of his Broadway hits and also speak to audiences about his
and what direction to go to,” Vereen told the AFRO in a recent life and career.
interview. “It’s been very lucrative and I’ve been very blessed to “[Attendees] can expect to be inspired, uplifted and set free,” Vereen said, speaking about
go this way.” the event.
But while he’s experienced a great deal of success Though he’s already appeared in a myriad of productions, television shows and movies,
throughout his tenure in show business, he’s also endured Vereen’s résumé continues to expand. In February, he released his first CD, Ben Vereen
a considerable amount of tough times. Stepping out Live, which comprises many of his most famous Broadway selections. Also, this
In the late ‘80s, Vereen’s life was shaken up summer will mark his return to Broadway, as he has quite a few productions currently in the
after his daughter was killed in a car accident. The works.
incident cast him adrift in a sea of despair and “I’ve been blessed in everything that I’ve done,” Vereen said. Life is good…It’s been a good
caused him to pick up a drug habit. run.”
“I fell into addictions,” Vereen said. “I went
through a whole gamut of life…When you lose a The Edward A. Meyerberg Center will present ‘An Evening with Ben Vereen’ on May
child, you never get over that, you just learn to live with 16 at the Beth El Congregation. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.
it. It’s a scar that’s permanent.”
Then, a few years later, he was involved in an accident

Organizations Rally for the Freedom of Baltimore Political Prisoner

By Hassan Giordano late ‘60s. as well as the testimony of a lying and coerced jail-house
Special to the AFRO Conway, then a United States postal worker, was a target informant; never allowing his boss to testify as to his presence
of the Baltimore City Police Department, as well as the FBI’s at work during the time of the incident, while being declined
Calls for the pardoning, or paroling, of political prisoner COINTELPRO operations, when he was arrested for the to allow Conway his choice of attorney, instead having a state
Marshall “Eddie” Conway were heard loud and clear in murder and attempted murder of two Baltimore City police appointed lawyer represent his interests that did not perform a
downtown Baltimore April 23, as groups collaborated to bring officers – coincidentally happening the day of his 24th birthday. pre-trial investigation and never even met Mr. Conway. He was
justice to his case. After a bogus trial that was based on a corrupt court which later convicted and sentenced to life in prison, along with co-
The former Baltimore Black Panther’s minister of defense allowed a questionable line-up identification to be introduced, defendants Jackie Powell and Jack Johnson.
received a welcoming 65th birthday present as various
community organizations
and leaders showed
their unified support in
calling on Gov. Martin
O’Malley to either pardon
or parole Conway, who
has sat behind bars for
the past 40 years based
solely on his participation
and leadership in the
Black empowerment
organization. A victim
of the J. Edgar Hoover
operation that sought to
either incarcerate, or kill,
Photo by Hassan Giordano
members of Black pride
Area residents convene in groups that differed from
Baltimore to show support for the message being sent
former Baltimore Black Panther’s out by the government;
minister of defense Marshall “Eddie” became a force
“Eddie” Conway, who has been beyond government
jailed for 40 years. control throughout the

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Class Warfare On April 15, by a the middle class tax cuts (but repeal the existing tax breaks
straight party-line vote, the for millionaires, billionaires, Big Oil, and corporations that
Republican House majority ship jobs overseas), the Republican budget would give the
approved the Ryan Budget wealthiest in our society an additional $1 trillion in tax relief.
Plan for Fiscal Year 2012 -Medicare: We would preserve Medicare for everyone –
and beyond [H.Con.R.34]. while the Republican budget would end Medicare’s guaranteed
With this reckless and benefits and replace Medicare as we know it with a voucher
callous action, they declared system that would leave seniors at the mercy of private
economic warfare on insurance companies.
America’s working families, -Medicaid: We would stand up for the millions of seniors
our aged, infirm and poor. who are living in nursing homes, are disabled or poor –
If any wish to call this neighbors who depend upon Medicaid to protect their health
assertion “class warfare,” so and their lives. In sharp contrast, the Republicans would slash
be it. The families I represent the federal contribution to Medicaid by $771 billion over the
Elijah Cummings did not start this economic next 10 years.
war—but neither they nor I We Democrats also would preserve the recent gains in
will back away from the threat. health care, K-12 education funding, Pell Grants, energy and one where we forfeit investments in our people and our
We cannot surrender to this Republican attack. The burdens security and transportation spending. Republicans, however, country,” the president declared at Georgetown University on
placed upon our communities by two wars on the national would cut the federal government’s K-12 funding by 25 April 13. “We will all need to make sacrifices, but we do not
credit card, the previous administration’s failure to regulate our percent, cut college aid for nearly 10 million students, and have to sacrifice the America we believe in - and, as long as I
financial system, and its tax cuts for the very wealthy have left devastate our support for clean energy security. am president, we won’t.”
us with nothing left to give. The Republican House majority has adopted a federal The vision of shared opportunity and shared sacrifice
Candidly, even the Democratic budget proposal defeated by spending and taxation plan that has no respect for social equity. evoked by the president is one that all Americans should
the Republicans would have been difficult for many of us to It is a blueprint for economic disaster that most Americans support. Yet, that is not what the Republican Tea Party budget
bear. However, like most Americans, we understand that we simply cannot afford. would achieve.
must act with deliberation to bring the federal budget back into As President Obama recently reminded us, during the last We must hope and pray that President Obama can help us
find not just common ground but higher ground – that he can
balance – even as we also work to create more jobs. decade, the average income of the bottom 90 percent of all
again pull this nation back from class warfare.
We Democrats are determined to protect essential programs working Americans actually declined. But, the most affluent 1 I, for one, will do all that I can to support our president’s
like Medicare, Medicaid, college aid and Community percent of Americans saw their incomes rise during the same efforts toward compromise. Yet, for Americans of every
Development Block Grants. But we also have acknowledged, period by more than $250,000 each. background to join in meeting this challenge, the sacrifices
however reluctantly, that we must freeze total discretionary Our challenge is clear. Whatever the consequences, we must truly be shared.
funding levels for the time being. have no choice other than to fight this Republican attack with Americans must rise or fall together. In good conscience,
Even that painful, but necessary, concession on our part was everything within our power. we cannot expect America’s working families to sacrifice alone.
not sufficient for the Republicans. The ideological extremism Still, I am hopeful that President Obama can help the Senate
inherent in their budget positions is revealing: and House agree upon a better alternative. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings represents Maryland’s
-Taxes: While we Democrats would make permanent “We don’t have to choose between a future of spiraling debt Seventh Congressional District in the United States House of

Child Watch
Children’s Health on the Chopping Block
(NNPA) — Like many old Alexei, has severe asthma. Like Anne-Marie, Alicia is a twice over: once because of state budget cuts and a second
parents, California mother California resident who relies on Healthy Families coverage time because of federal budget cuts. They all risk losing the
Anne-Marie Skinner knows for her three children. With the Healthy Families coverage, affordable, comprehensive health coverage their children
“accidents happen.”  Her Alexei is able to access preventive care including a machine need to grow up healthy and strong. The U.S. House of
active, athletic teenagers - to administer medication to help him breathe and multiple Representatives approved an unfair and shortsighted budget
Constance and Lucas - are prescription drugs to prevent and treat his asthma. Several that will assault vulnerable children and low-income families.
both involved in a number times a year, Alexei still ends up in the emergency room.  Last It would make deep cuts in Medicaid, shift more costs to
of extracurricular activities, year, Alexei suffered an asthma attack and fell to the ground states, and eliminate core protections for the 30 million
and both have unfortunately while running in gym class, and was rushed to the hospital in children served by the program. In 2013, it would de-fund
suffered sports-related an ambulance. the successful and cost effective Children’s Health Insurance
Program (CHIP) these and many thousands of California
“The U.S. House of Representatives approved an unfair and families need. All this at a time when 50 million Americans,
including more than 8 million children, are uninsured. The
Marian Wright Edelman
shortsighted budget that will assault vulnerable children and House budget would repeal health reform that would reach

injuries that required serious

low-income families.” an additional 32 million people and 95 percent of all children
during the next few years.  Children of color, who make up
medical care. One of the worst more than half of the children served by Medicaid, would
accidents happened when a basketball hit Constance in the Healthy Families has made it possible for Alicia to manage fare worst and be placed at risk of preventable suffering,
face, requiring an emergency room visit, an MRI, and follow- Alexei’s prescription drugs, doctor visits, and emergency chronically poor health, and even death.  And, for what
up care from multiple doctors, including a pediatric eye care room visits and helped Anne-Marie through Constance’s purpose? To pay for more tax cuts to the wealthiest individuals
specialist. Thankfully, both Constance and Lucas have been eye injury.  But, in recent years, changes in the state budget and corporations in America?
able to get the care they need because they are enrolled in for Healthy Families and California’s Medicaid program, President Obama said this last week about the House
Healthy Families, California’s version of the State Children’s Medi-Cal—including significant premium and co-payment budget for 2012: “There’s nothing serious about a plan that
Health Insurance Program (CHIP)—low-cost health insurance increases—have been making it harder for families to get claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax
for children, teenagers, and pregnant women.  Healthy critical health care services for their children. Another round cuts for millionaires and billionaires. And I don’t think there’s
Families makes Constance and Lucas’s care affordable for of cost-sharing increases in the state’s 2011-2012 budget will anything courageous about asking for sacrifice from those
their family. Anne-Marie has already cut her family’s budget cause real and lasting hardship for families like the Skinners who can least afford it and don’t have any clout on Capitol
back to bare bones in this economy, including spending less and the Alferezes, including the difficult decisions they will Hill.  That’s not a vision of the America I know.” If this is not
on buying food. “If it wasn’t for Healthy Families I would be face if the co-payment for an emergency room visit increases the America you want, stand up, and speak up and say no!
buried in a blanket of medical debt,” she says. to $50 per visit.
Alicia Alferez faces a different challenge—keeping up with These two families are among the millions across the Marian Wright Edelman is the president and founder of the
her child’s chronic health condition. Her oldest son, 14-year- country whose health coverage is “on the chopping block” Children’s Defense Fund. 

Why Do Blacks Care about the Royal Wedding?

 African Americans seek of married Black Americans ages 20-54 dropped from 70.3 in joblessness, and global instability. Marriage affects other
committed relationships 1970 to 39.6 in 2008, according to the 2009 Marriage Index, more glaring social concerns in more substantive and direct
and marriage just as much a joint study by the Institute for American Values and the ways than those often-discussed headline issues. And yet,
as any other ethnic group. National Center on African American Marriages and Parenting the decline of marriage has been woefully absent from our
They, too, long for the pomp (NCAAMP). national debate.  This must change if we hope to stave off the
and circumstance that the And while the evidence may suggest a decline in the value wholesale cultural decline of America. 
world will witness April of marriage, for many African Americans, it is a testimony to The discussion of family values must move beyond its
29, when England’s Prince the difficulties in finding a suitable partner who is prepared traditional place as an exclusively conservative political action
William weds his bride and ready to make the commitment. Not surprisingly there item and be embraced in rural and metro America, discussed
Catherine Middleton. are convincing indicators that marriage’s status has declined among Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Asians and native people,
It’s become standard throughout America. The percentage of all Americans ages and maintained across all faiths.
practice in recent generations 20-54 that are married also plummeted from 78.6 in 1970 to Our children need stable families and communities. It’s
for Black couples to 57.2 in 2008. Analysis of government statistics also reveals time to elevate the marriage discussion to the national level
Michelle Drayton ceremonially jump the that rural Whites – long the bastion of marriage and barometer and draw attention to it from a broad range of communities.
In the short term, we can defuse any youthful reluctance
broom at their weddings. The “[The] steady deterioration of humanity’s central relationship to discuss the importance of marriage with the timely
act exemplifies a delicate paparazzi surrounding the royal union. But once the nation
link between contemporary
is as much a crisis in America as the slumping economy, and its youth are aware of what must be done, we can only
African Americans to the joblessness, and global instability.” hope that marriage – restored to its irreplaceable position – is
slave culture of their ancestors celebrated, cultivated, and continued with the same reverence
who resiliently sustained precious native marriage practices. of American middle class values – now divorce at the same as the old broom jumping ceremony that’s been carefully
Though weddings between slaves were not officially rate as Whites living in metropolitan areas. At the same time, passed down from the slave era.
recognized, the dogged continuation of matrimonial ties the percentage of births to married Americans tumbled from   
reflected marriage and family’s central position in Black 89.3 percent in 1970 to 60.3 percent in 2008, according to the Michelle Drayton is the president of Today’s Child
culture and community.  Marriage Index. Among African Americans, that same measure Communications – based in New York City – and a maternal-
And yet, recent surveys suggest that young African fell from 62.4 percent in 1970 to 28.4 in 2008. child health registered nurse and holder of a master’s degree
Americans, devoid of stable relationship role models, see This steady deterioration of humanity’s central relationship in public health. She is also the publisher of “Today’s Child”
marriage as something Whites do, not Blacks. The percentage is as much a crisis in America as the slumping economy, magazine now entering its 13th year.
A8 The
The Afro-American,
Afro-American, April
April 30,
30, 2011
2011 -- May
April 6,

Gov. William Donald Schaefer’s Final Rest

Members of the public form a line outside

AP Photo/Gail Burton, Pool

Baltimore City Hall to see the coffin of the city’s
former mayor and former Maryland governor
and comptroller William Donald Schaefer, April
26. Schaefer died April 18, at age 89.

The casket of former Maryland Governor, Baltimore Mayor

and State Comptroller, William Donald Schaefer rests in the
State House April 25 in Annapolis, Md.

AP Photo/Steve Ruark, Pool

Bishop Denis Madden blesses

the coffin of former Gov. William
Donald Schaefer with Basilica of
the Assumption reflected in the
hearse window on April 25, 2011
in Baltimore, Md.

Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post

A hearse bearing Shaefer’s body drove through Baltimore’s neighborhoods,

Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post
allowing residents to pay their tributes.

Maternal Mortality Rate

Continued from A4
mother. the woman must be sure good outcomes.” patient to maternal mortality,
“For multiple reasons, it she is healthy enough to get Ferentz agreed. “Luckily and he said he would never
is easier now for the older pregnant. the numbers, while think of trading his chosen
woman to get pregnant,” While troubling, maternal frightening, are actually still profession for another.
Arrabal said. Older women, mortality is still a pretty rare very low,” he said. “Fifty- “Delivering a baby is the best
statistically, are less likely occurrence, the physicians some-odd people die in a year, thing I do,” he said.
to become pregnant due to said. “If you look at the given the tens of thousands “I have no intention of
menopause or other factors. statistics, you’re talking about of babies that are born every stopping doing deliveries until
Fertility aids like donor eggs a denominator of 100,000,” year.” I’m too old to be able to do
can help, Arrabal said, but said Arrabal. “There are lots of Ferentz has yet to lose a them or retire,” Ferentz said.

AFRO Captures 10 Awards

AP Photo/Gail Burton Continued from A1
Barnette won an award in In addition to the awards Department Manager, The MDDC Press
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake leads the casket of the Growth & Land Use for outstanding journalism, won for her design of the Association is the primary
former Maryland Governor, Baltimore Mayor and State Reporting category for his AFRO graphic designers Washington AFRO’s “Omegas press association for the mid-
Comptroller William Donald Schaefer into City Hall in story “Controversy Over picked up two awards in Celebrated Founders’ Day and Atlantic region and provides
Baltimore, April 25. Proposed Government the Feature Page Design Achievement Week.” training and development,
Building May End Soon.” category as Vickie Johnson The AFRO awards ended as well as legislative
Former AFRO staff received an award for with the AFRO web site, representation for most daily
writer Dorothy Rowley won her design of the AFRO, winning an and non-daily newspapers in
for “Norton Wants District Senior Guide and Denise award for general web site Maryland, Washington, D.C.,
Inmates Closer to Home.” Dorsey, AFRO Production excellence. and Delaware.
April 23, 2011 - May 6, 2011, The Afro-American B1

President Lisa
M. Hudley and
Camelia Clark

Brothers of Phi Beta Yvonne Harris, June Baker

Sigma Fraternity Mothyna Kane, Sherri Thornton
James- Brown, Arletta Love and
Brightful, Lynda Holley
Timeka recipient

A young
participant at
the podium
Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Tau Eta Zeta chapter, recently hosted their A. Calvin
annual Finer Womanhood brunch themed, “Nurturing the Hearts of Women.” The Claiborne
event, held at Martin’s Valley Mansion in Hunt Valley on March 12, 2011, featured
keynote speaker and sorority member Nisa Islam Muhammad. Muhammad is the Harris
founder of the Wedded Bliss Foundation and Black Marriage Day. In her speech, she
highlighted the benefits of marriage, women’s empowerment and shared personal
stories of tragedy and triumph.
In addition, the chapter named Kimberly Whitaker “Zeta of the Year” for her
unwavering dedication to the sorority. They also presented two scholarships to Nisa Muhammad, Daphne
Demetrio Parran II and Christine Poole. The chapter awarded the Unsung Hero honor keynote speaker Wells
to community activist Mothyna James-Brightful, had a solo performance by Kristin and founder of
Gray and spoken word by Cherri Cunningham Cragway. The Good Music Trio provided the Wedded Bliss
musical entertainment throughout the brunch.
Attendees participated in a silent auction, which included spa services, gift
baskets, restaurant gift cards, a vintage Zeta Phi Beta Sorority pin, handmade
knits and more. A portion of the proceeds from the auction went to the House
of Ruth Maryland to support victims of domestic violence; a cause that is near Kim Beverly-
and dear to the hearts of chapter members. Muhammad
Tau Eta Zeta chapter was founded in 2003 and has grown from 14 initial and Kimberly
members to over 70 and counting. The members are dedicated to the
growth of the sorority as well as the empowerment, education and
Whitaker, Zeta
Cherri of the Year
uplift of the Baltimore community.
Lisa M. Hudley is the current chapter president.

Kristin Gray and

Good Music Trio

Sorority members
enjoy the program.
Kim Beverly- Muhammad, Whittney Brown, La’Shelle Tatum,
Stephanie Hill, event chairwoman, Brandi Smith and Victoria Vogt

Photos by
Monique West

2008 Erica Fry
Morgan Cryor, co-
Mother and daughter chairwoman
Doris Nash and
Mildred Brigitte Nash-Hodges

Photos by A. Lois De
Laine, Ed.D.

Trena Brown

The Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom on Morgan State approval were heard throughout the ballroom as the most
University’s campus was the place to be for an enjoyable popular hats were modeled.
afternoon of meeting old friends and greeting new ones. The Kathy Alexander and her committee have continued to
Afternoon Tea program, sponsored by the Baltimore Alumnae introduce to the crowd a variety of artists, including basso Joyce
Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta, has grown enormously to the profondo Soloman Howard, a 2008 graduate of Morgan, who Dixon
point of a sold out affair. gave the audience several musical selections.
Hats of every shape, color, and style were worn by the The mistress of ceremonies was Brittney Gordon, a news
society ladies, some of whom were given the honor of anchor on WMARTV. The president of Baltimore Alumnae is
parading in front of the entire audience. Applauses of Eleanor P. Matthews.
B2 The Afro-American, April 30, 2011 - May 6, 2011

More Sports on

Faceoff: Who Should the Redskins’ Albert Haynesworth Indicted

Redskins Draft in 2011?
By Stephen D. Riley and Perry Green
on Sexual Abuse Charge
AFRO Sports Writer By AFRO Staff attorney, A. Scott Bolden, and caressed her breast. If in the third year of a seven-
told the AP the charge convicted, the two-time year, $100 million contract
No one knows for sure who the Washington Redskins will Washington Redskins’ is disappointing and Pro Bowl defensive tackle with the Redskins, also
select with their 10th overall pick in the NFL draft on April 28, Albert Haynesworth was regretful. could receive a six-month had issues on the football
but one thing is clear: the list of possibilities is a long one. federally charged April 26 “We maintain his prison sentence and a $1,000 field; he skipped offseason
With holes seemingly everywhere on the team other on a misdemeanor count of innocence, and now the fine. workouts in 2010 and argued
than safety and tight end, Washington can go in a number of sexual abuse, according to fight begins,” said Bolden, But that’s not the only with Redskins head coach
directions in their attempt to rebuild the downtrodden franchise. reports. who claims there are several legal troubles Haynesworth Mike Shanahan throughout
Years of opting to build through free agency and trades, rather The Associated Press witnesses that will vouch is currently facing. He was the entire season about
than the draft, have left Washington’s roster depleted and the reports that a grand jury that the alleged abuse arrested on an assault charge his position play, which
AFRO Sports Desk searching for answers. Perry Green and indicted Haynesworth, 29, charge never occurred. But in Virginia back in February eventually led to him being
Stephen D. Riley have gone into their own war room to weigh for allegedly fondling the according to the AP, the U.S. for allegedly punching a man suspended without pay for
the possible picks. breast of his server in a attorney’s office says the during a road-rage incident, the last four games of the
hotel restaurant located in government has evidence and is expected to go to season. He is expected to
Green: Picking 10th in the first round gives Washington downtown Washington, D.C., that proves Haynesworth trial for the charge in May, be released by Washington
some options. They can trade down—which I feel is the best during early morning hours slid a credit card down the according to the AP. once the current NFL lockout
option—or they can stay put and still get a very talented player. on Feb. 13. Haynesworth front of the server’s dress Haynesworth, currently officially settles.
If they elect to remain at No. 10, then a pass rusher has to top

Local Boxers Shine at District’s

their draft board. The 3-4 defense was a disaster last season,
partly because they didn’t have the pieces to run it, but mainly
because they couldn’t rush the passer. Regardless of your
defensive alignment, rushing the quarterback is always first on
the agenda. Brian Orakpo was a terror in his first season but
‘Bustin’ Loose’ Fight Night
somewhat disappointing in his second. His talent is obviously By Stephen D. Riley New Jersey
there, but he needs some help—maybe North Carolina AFRO Staff Writer native Willie
University defensive end Robert Quinn or Purdue defensive Palms to the
end Ryan Kerrigan. The fact that the Washington, D.C. area is home to some canvas with a
Riley: No arguing with you there. Honestly, any decision of boxing’s top fighters has never been called into question. punishing body
the Redskins make wouldn’t be a bad one. The trade down From William Joppy to Winky Wright to Sharmba Mitchell, the blow, forcing a Maurice
to collect more picks makes sense, as does going defensive. District is home to some talented fighters. stop to the fight Byarm and
Personally, however, I’ve always been a fan of sticking to one Local residents got an opportunity to find that out for when Palms Paul Williams Courtesy Photo/ Hard
project at a time. Last year the club drafted offensive tackle themselves and catch a glimpse of the area’s up-and-coming threw in the
Times Promotions
Trent Williams to add to the offensive line and I think they talent April 23 at the “Bustin’ Loose” boxing event presented towel.
should finish, or at least continue what they started with him. by Hard Times Promotions at the D.C. Star nightclub. Seven “He was tough,” an elated Byarm said of his opponent after
Washington will probably have first dibs on offensive line local fighters were on hand for the eight-bout event, which saw the fight. “They line them up, I knock them down.”
prospects, as no one at that position has been projected to be the area’s representatives finish 6-0-1. The confident Byarm didn’t need another knockout to
drafted in the first nine picks. It would be a reach for the club With chants of “D.C.” roaring throughout the building, enhance his rising stock, but the win certainly boosted his
to draft a lineman that early, so perhaps a trade down could District heavyweight Maurice Byarm closed the night’s main résumé. The son of Lionel Byarm, a Philadelphia boxer who
Continued on B8 event with a fifth-round TKO. Byarm (11-0, eight KOs) sent Continued on B8


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Tyler Perry: ‘Spike Lee Can Go Straight to Hell’ on

Film Review
Bill Bellamy Promises Laughs
Tyler Perry Back in Drag for with ‘Ladies Night Out’ Tour
More Tomfoolery as Madea Comedian comes to Baltimore April 28-30
By Courtney A. Bonaparte
Special to the AFRO

After performing hundreds of sold-out shows and starring in a plethora of movies and
television shows, renowned funny guy Bill Bellamy has over a decade’s worth of laughs under
his belt. The 46-year-old New Jersey native began his comedy career on a whim that launched
him into great heights in the world of entertainment. He has recently made guest appearances
on Tyler Perry’ s “Meet the Browns” and is the host and executive producer of TV One’s series
“Who’s Got Jokes?” Bellamy promises to bring the funny with the “Ladies Night Out” comedy
tour scheduled to stop in Baltimore April 28-30. The AFRO shared a few laughs with the popular
comedian as he spoke about his views on comedy, his tour and upcoming projects.

AFRO: Who came up with the idea for the “Ladies Night Out” tour?
Bill Bellamy: I created the whole idea. I wanted to do a show that was relationship driven,
where women can get a night to laugh and enjoy how silly we are and how silly they are
and have a good night out. It doesn’t exclude the guys, it’s just [that] a lot of the jokes are
relationship driven. That’s the purpose of the show though. It’s all fun; we give you guys [ladies]
a lot of love.

AFRO: Do you think having a good sense of humor is a key component having a successful
Courtesy Photo/Lionsgate BB: Laughter is essential in any
Shirley (Loretta Devine, left), Byron (Shad “Bow Wow” Moss, center) and Tammy (Natalie relationship. I don’t think you can
Desselle Reid, right) in Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family. survive without it. Laughing is also very
affectionate as well. It’s a very important
By Kam Williams their son. malapropism who somehow part of any relationship to be able to laugh
Special to the AFRO Care to hazard a guess convincingly confuses the together…
whose help Shirley enlists to words “prostitute” with
Hold onto your wigs slap some sense, both literally “prostate,” “carbon peroxide” AFRO: You’ve been married about 10
and fat suits, folks, because and figuratively, into this with “carbon monoxide,” years? How did you two initially meet?
Tyler Perry is back in drag dysfunctional menagerie? and even “colonoscopy” with Who courted whom?
as America’s sassiest granny. Madea, of course, proceeds “Coca Cola.” Such distracting BB: You know it wasn’t like that. We
But don’t make the mistake to browbeat her misbehaving buffoonery notwithstanding, met very casually; it was kind of nice.
of attributing the Madea extended family into shape in Madea as usual miraculously She was actually one of my classmates in
franchise’s enduring appeal her own inimitable style which manages to straighten an acting class. It wasn’t a typical, ‘Let
to the loudmouthed hussy’s simply will not be ignored. everybody out, and right Bill Bellamy
me go holla at this female.’ We started
bodaciousness alone, since Along for the ride, in the nick of time for the Courtesy Photo Continued on B4
she’s as much beloved for her purely for comic relief, are uplifting, closing credits,
timely sermonizing as for all a couple of embarrassing Kodak moment.
that trademark tomfoolery. relatives: Aunt Bam (Cassi Melodramatic tough love
While undeniably Davis) and Mr. Brown as meaningful group therapy!
upping the ante in terms of (David Mann). The former
sheer frivolity, this sixth is a feisty septuagenarian Very Good (HHH)
installment is also grounded who smokes marijuana and Rated PG-13 for profanity,
by a bittersweet storyline. flirts shamelessly (“Are mature themes and drug use.
At the point of departure, we you married?” “Are you Running time: 106
find Madea’s niece, Shirley straight?”) with younger Minutes
(Loretta Devine), being men. The latter is a garishly- Distributor: Lionsgate
informed by her physician dressed master of the Films
(Philip Anthony-Rodriguez)
about a resurgence of the
cancer that she’s been fighting
for the past seven years.
Despite the urgent
diagnosis, she declines
further treatment, explaining
that she’s simply too tired
to do another round of
chemotherapy. And with just
weeks to live, the devoutly
religious Christian resigns
herself to the will of the Lord.
What does still matter to
her, however, is seeing her
three children one last time
to break the unfortunate
news to them in person. The
trouble is that they’re all
currently consumed by bad
relationships, each more in
crisis than the next.
Daughter Tammy (Natalie
Desselle) is married to
a wimp (Rodney Perry),
who lets their smart aleck
sons (Stevie Wash Jr. and
Benjamin Aiken) walk all
over her. Materialistic middle-
child Kimberly (Shannon
Kane) cares so much about
her high-paying corporate job

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“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle Woman Power Inc., established in 1958

wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the by the late Victorine Adams and Ethel Rich,
fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning is still a vibrant voice in the community.
a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the Their annual membership tea on April 30
slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It will feature W. Mae Kent, author of Titanic:
doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a The Untold Story of the African-American
gazelle...when the sun comes up, you’d better did not call or text her to wish her a happy birthday. We had First-class Passenger on the Titanic. Contact
be running.” - Successories a secret and wanted to make sure we didn’t give it away. Erla McKinnon at 410-383-9281 or Joyce Smith at 410-542-
The stellar performance by Mario, sponsored by Living Finally, at 6 p.m., we arrived at her home with our youngest 8491for tickets.
Classrooms and Mario’s Do Right Foundation to benefit sister Clarissa who had just flown in from Chicago to surprise “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his
Baltimore’s children, had the youthful audience screaming her. The glow around her was evident when her children and saints.” - Psalms 116:15
and dancing in their seats. The prelude to Mario’s hour-plus grandchildren joined her at The Hippodrome that evening Our condolences to Woman Power Inc. on the death of
performance included Patapsco High school senior Brandon for the opening performance of West Side Story. Who said their co- founder Ethel Rich at the age of 103; to Hattie
Williams, Raheem DeVaughn, Paula Campbell, Darin Atwater, women can’t keep a secret? Stevens on the death of her brother; to Betty Wright and
and video greetings from Mo’Nique and Chris Brown that “We gonna party like its 1999.” Sherita Harris’ 1979 family on the death of granddaughter Keenya Jordan; to Cora
had the audience at a peak waiting for Mario to take the stage theme for her 50th birthday party at Diamondz had “happy Humphrey on the death of her husband Sylvester; to Evelyn
at the Hippodrome Theater. Between the performances, DJ 5 people” “bustin loose” in dashikis, bush hairstyles, puffballs, Jones on the death of her father Percy Thoms, to the family
Starr kept the mood festive, playing the top hits to the delight jump suits, white go-go boots, tube tanks, caftans, hot pants of Paul Scott Sr. on his death and to Carolyn Blakeney on the
of the crowds. DJ 5 Starr is the son of Emily and Randy, and and bell-bottoms, partying “all night long.” death of her mom Emma Opher.
grandson of late Sphinx Club Charlie Tilghman. It’s celebration time! Happy birthday to Roots owner “Cry no more child, the brokenness will mend. Pain
After the performance, a still energized Mario joined Ronnie Jackson, Shirley Richmond, Elvard “The Bard” walked out the door, and love was ushered in. Pick yourself
his fans and family at the VIP reception catered by Simply Cooper, Bishop Walter Scott Thomas, Frances “Cookie” up now, life starts anew. Hold your head up high, your sky has
Elegant with miniature cupcakes by O’ Wonderful Cupcakes. Morgan, Olivia “Libby” Harris, BBC Barbara Foreman and changed to blue.” - Pickle Dell
“Spring is in the air” at Roy’s Aloha Hour, Sunday Brenda Sykes. I could not put down my autographed copy of Through a
through Friday featuring $5 menu items. My favorite is the Biddy Wood will be celebrating his 86th birthday at Mother’s Pain, the Child Cries given to me by local author
lobster pot stickers. Other items include beef sliders, beef Maceo’s Sunday, April 24 at 5 p.m., with Carlos Johnson and Pickle Dell.
tenderloins, lobster California roll and calamari. You must Tiny Tim performing. Stop past and wish Baltimore’s living “Bag lady you gone hurt your back, dragging all them bags
order the Hawaiian martini. The servers Greg, Bobby and Jess legend a happy birthday. He just might sing his trademark like that.”
are attentive, constantly replenishing your complimentary song, “Meet Me with Your Black Drawers.” It chronicles the life of a family living in an abusive
bowl of edamame. “The achievements of an organization are the results of the relationship and the pain and abuse suffered by the children
“Diamonds and Pearl” to Miss Mary Allen who combined effort of each individual.” - Vince Lombardi when the mother is silent and the steps the child takes to
celebrated her 105th birthday April 9 and to Carrie Glascoe Congratulations to members of the “No Name Club” on remove the emotional baggage. This book is enlightening,
Summers celebrating her 98th birthday at Leah’s Book Club’s their Founders’ Day celebration at Gillis Memorial Church. inspirational and a testimony of a child’s faith and
tea honoring our deceased friend Irene Reid. “Good black Gasson “Honey” Bradford is the president of this organization, determination. For more information contact www.pickledell.
don’t crack.” “Imagine” two awesome “women of substances” founded in the late 1940s as a fun-loving philanthropic group. com.
celebrating landmark birthdays at the same event. “To God be “The best judge of whether or not a country is going to
the glory.” develop is how it treats its women. If it’s educating its girls, I’ll be seeing you.
“I got a secret.” Our mother, the Rev. Pauline Wilkins, if women have equal rights, that country is going to move - Valerie & the Friday Night Bunch
wondered why her daughters Cheryl, Karen and Clarissa forward.”- President Barack Obama Happy Resurrection Day

D.C. Mayor Names May 2011 Cultural Awareness Month

Passport DC highlights countries around the world
By AFRO Staff expression of the international Both Cultural Tourism DC arts and crafts workshop for
community. The events allow and Mayor Gray appreciate children ages 5-12 and is free A Passport DC participant
District Mayor Vincent District-area residents to that Washington’s many to the public. makes traditional Ethiopian
Gray has declared May 2011 explore the food and spirit embassies and international The initiative’s highlight coffee at last year’s program
Cultural Awareness Month of countries like Spain, organizations influence the is the Around the World in the District’s Ethiopian
in honor of Cultural Tourism Nigeria, Brazil and dozens culture of DC. Passport Embassy Tour on May 14. embassy.
DC’s Passport DC initiative, of other nations without DC serves as a gateway for At this free, day-long event,
a month-long celebration of leaving the city’s confines. exploring the world that is 35 embassies representing
international culture. In May “Cultural Tourism DC is located in our own backyard.” six continents will welcome
2010, former District Mayor honored that Mayor Gray This year’s Passport visitors as they enjoy the
Adrian Fenty instituted the recognizes the significance of DC includes a new event, art, fashion, music, food and
first Cultural Awareness Passport DC,” said Cultural Kids World Cinema, with dance of various countries.
Month in D.C. Tourism DC Executive celebrates international
Passport DC is a series of Director Linda Donavan children’s films on May 13- All Passport DC events
street festivals, open houses, Harper in a press statement. 14 and May 20-22. Presented are open to the public and
embassy program, special “Only in Washington, DC, a by Alliance Francaise de most are either free or a low
performances and more truly global city, could you Washington, the cinema cost. For more information
that celebrate the cultural have a celebration like this. showcase also features an visit

thE EdwArd A MyErbErg CEntEr

PrEsEnts Photo by Kristin Gray

An EvEning with
AwArd-winning EntErtAinEr Bill Bellamy
Continued from B3

doing scenes together and got to know each other. After a while
The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
I was like, “Wow, she’s a nice girl and she’s a cutie; this might
BEN and Presidents’ RoundTable Present:
be interesting.” Then I put my “boom boom pow” on her and
THE 2ND it was on and popping. That’s how it worked. Now I got two
Broadway Lecture & PerforMance
OPPORTUNITY CONFERENCE AFRO: While you were in college at Rutgers University
you entered into a male beauty pageant and comedy was your

Honoring Howard H. Moffet

talent. How did you discover that comedy was your thing?
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 BB: It was a gamble. I didn’t know if I could pull it off.
Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport | 7032 Elm Road, Baltimore, MD 21240
I knew I was goofy… but I didn’t know I could really make
people laugh. I just went up there and I took a chance on
Monday, May 16 Participate in Clean Energy myself. Not only was I funny, but I ended up winning a contest.
That one contest led to me hosting step shows and comedy
at 7pm & Sustainable Solutions shows.
Join us for workshops and plenary sessions on business
opportunities in Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Sustainable AFRO: What are the qualities that make for a good
“The youngest man Design Solutions and Development, Certification, Education, comedian?
BB: It’s a natural talent. All of the ones that I think are great
performing today– & Training, Federal, State, & Local Policies & New Legislation,
have been so honest on stage. They are people that make you
–energy–enthusiasm– Gaining Access to Capital and Funding in Green Economy.
feel like you’re living with them through an experience.
optimism–vocal prowess–
mastered both his medium WHO SHOULD ATTEND
AFRO: Growing up, who made you laugh?
Small, minority, women-owned and disabled veteran business
& his message” Bellamy: Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, Arsenio, Sinbad,
owners, energy policy makers, educators, energy contractors,
New York Examiner—2/2011
financial institutions and procurement officers. Richard Pryor. One day I want to be funny like Richard Pryor;
that’s ridiculous. I don’t care if I’ve heard him a hundred times,
I’ll still laugh. He’ll tell a story and it’s just insane.
I S S ION D SECTION National and regional energy economy thought leaders and
DM SERVE NING AFRO: What are you currently working on?
RAL A(INCLUDCEESPRTIOE N/CD SIG policy makers, public utility companies, top energy efficiency
N) contractors, educational institutions, federal and state agencies. Bellamy: The next thing is a comedy special that we are
12 5 /BE going to shoot in the next six weeks. That’s why we’ve been

eg ation Don’t miss this incredible conference of networking and learning working hard and it will be on Showtime. We’ve been gearing
E l C ongr hts Ave. about current and future energy trends that will generate billions up for that. So you’re going to see the whole tour on television,
Beth ark Heig in new business opportunities in the next five years. probably by the end of the summer. And then getting my TV
8101 project off the ground. It’s time to make ya’ll laugh every day.
Mark your calendar & REGISTER TODAY Bill Bellamy invites everyone to follow him on twitter at
For more Information: Call 410-358-6856 @BILLBELLAMY. To find out more about his tour and his
or visit upcoming projects please visit or like the
Bill Bellamy page on Facebook.
April 30, 2011 - May 6, 2011, The Afro-American B5

Faith Pulse
Faith Bytes
April 30 May 8
Don’t miss Spring2Praise featuring Israel Houghton and New Breed and The Mother’s Day Gospel Concert features James Fortune and FIYA, the
Martha Munizzi, 7 p.m. at the Coppin State University Physical Education Rance Allen Group, VaShawn Mitchell, Isaac Carree and Lowell Pye, 4 p.m.,
Complex, 2523 Gwynns Falls Parkway. For more information visit in the Gilliam Concert Hall of Morgan State University, 2201 Argonne Dr. For or tickets, 410-547-SEAT or

May 7 May 9
Life Restoration Ministry is hosting the Restoring Mothers' Day luncheon, Dr. Jesse Young and Dr. John A. Lunn are among the facilitators for “As
1 p.m., at Payne Memorial AME Church 1714 Madison Ave. The luncheon is Iron Sharpens Iron,” a retreat for pastors, May 9-11, at the Hilton Garden Inn
for those whose mothers have died, as well as family members and friends. It is at Kent Narrows in Grasonville, Md. For more information on the retreat or
especially for those who are experiencing their first Mothers’ Day without their on the Pastors Conference, call 410-945-0445. The Rev. Dr. Cleveland Mason
mothers. Her Excellency Sheila Siwela, Zambian ambassador to the U.S., is the II is president of the
guest speaker. For more information, email or call 410- Pastors Conference of
233-4649. The Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo is the Servant of Life Baltimore. Thinking About toward your
Get $4,000*

Restoration Ministry.
May 11
Buying a Home? home purchase
in Baltimore City
May 7 Experience “New Attend the BUYING INTO BALTIMORE Homebuying Fair &

Enjoy food, fun and fellowship at “A Mad Hatter’s Tea” presented by the Wine” with Southern
Neighborhoods Tour event for the Western City neighborhoods

Women’s Ministry of St. John’s Transformation Baptist Church, 2 p.m., in Baptist Church, 1701
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 8:30am - 2pm at Polytechnic High School

the dining hall of Hope Community Ministry, 719 Poplar Grove St. For more N. Chester St., with Attend homebuying workshops
information, call 443-449-0381. The Rev. Carita Mills is the minister to women. Dr. Freddie Haynes III, Tour Western City neighborhoods
View homes for sale
The Rev. Dr. Bertha Borum and the Rev. Dorothy Boulware pastor the church. pastor of Friendship Meet homebuying experts
West Baptist Church;
Dr. Jeffery Johnson
Register Online Now

Sr., pastor Eastern Star For only $10 per person*

Church, Indianapolis, In.

Elizabeth Scott, 95 and Bishop Noel Jones, $5,000*

Artist pastor, City of Refuge To turn a vacant home

Church, Gardena, Calif.,

into your dream home

Elizabeth Caldwell Talford Scott winkers, Tumbleturds and Candlebugs” at 7 p.m., May 11-13,
shimmered into a cool breeze at the age of the Maryland Institute College of Art. “Eye
95 years. Hailing from Chester, S.C., where winkers” traveled for two years and exhibited respectively. For more
information, call 410-
* To be considered for the $4,000/$5,000 homebuying awards, you must attend this event and have a valid
she, with her large family, sharecropped at the Smithsonian Institution and the New homeownership counseling certificate. Home sales contracts signed prior to event date are not eligible for award
funds. Only 50 awards are available to qualifying participants who buy in the designated geographic area. West/
vegetables and cotton on the plantation where England Quilt Museum.  732-8566. The Rev. Dr.
East boundary is defined by the following streets: From the north city/county line proceed south on Charles
her grandparents labored as slaves, Scott She enjoyed lecturing and teaching
Street to west on 29th Street to south on Howard Street to west on Camden Street to south on Russell Street.
Donte L. Hickman Sr. is
See website for full eligibility requirements and event details, or call 410.637.3750.
made a new life in Baltimore in 1940. After workshops with Joyce, which included the Online pre-registration by May 10, 2011 is required to guarantee event participation. A per person fee of $10
meeting Charlie Scott Jr. and then bearing Maryland State Art’s Council’s Artist in pastor of the church.
applies; children under 10 are free. No refunds will be given. Live Baltimore reserves the right to limit on-site
registration and/or increase on-site registration participation fees.
Lil’ Joyce, her future was set as a mother and Education
eventually full time textile artist of national Program, the
acclaim. Smithsonian LiveBaltimore-3.55x5 bw_AfroAmerican.indd 1 4/19/11 3:02 PM

Mother Scott held numerous positions, Institution’s

from housekeeper to chef to nanny of Folk Life
many beloved children, but her greatest Festival in
achievement was her love and nurturing of Washington,
Joyce, her only child. They forged a true love D.C., the
and friendship throughout life, supporting Penland
each other’s endeavors from pie eating and School of At the Open House you can…
soul singing to creating and exhibiting their Craft in
artwork. Penland, n Talk to your community’s representatives on Station Area Advisory Committees

Elizabeth was a representative of the early N.C., and the n Provide feedback on key design options and visions for the future station areas

20th century. This hard-working African- University n Ask questions about project status, schedule, and funding
American mother, who was born shortly of Colorado,
after the invention of the airplane, eventually Boulder. In
became a passenger. 1987, she
Yet, she always used a single needle and received the Saturday Wednesday Saturday Tuesday
thread as her magic wand, creating stellar prestigious May 7th May 11th May 14th May 17th
artworks that delighted many. Women’s
Her quilts and wall hangings were Caucus 9:00 am–Noon 5:30 pm–8:30 pm 9:00 am–Noon 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
exhibited at many venues locally as well for Honor Hampstead Hill U of MD, Baltimore
Edmondson High Woodlawn High
as at Florida A&M University, New Award for Academy Cafeteria SMC Campus Center
School Cafeteria School Cafeteria
York’s Studio Museum of Harlem, The Outstanding 500 S. Linwood Ave. Ballrooms A&B
501 Athol Ave. 1801 Woodlawn Dr.
Museum of American Folk Art and The Achievements Baltimore, MD 621 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21229 Baltimore, MD
Metropolitan Museum of Art, culminating in the Visual 21224 Baltimore, MD 21201
with her retrospective in 1998 entitled “Eye Arts. Accessible by Bus Routes:
#20, 23, 40 Accessible by Bus Routes: Accessible by Bus Routes:
Accessible by Bus Routes:
#7, 10,13 #1, 7, 10, 20, 27, 30, 35, 36, 48
#15, 44, 57, 77
By Light Rail: University Ctr./
Baltimore St. Station
MENTORING PROGRAM By Metro: Lexington Market
FOR BOYS AGES 13-17 Station
By Charm City Circulator:
Orange Route
Do you know a young man who would benefit
Accessible Parking at Pratt St.
from a monthly mentoring program? Garage (646 W. Pratt, corner
of W. Pratt & S. Greene)
Enroll him in the Empowering Males to Build Go to the 3rd Floor, East Side of
Opportunities for Independence (EMBODI) the garage and take
Program of the Baltimore Metropolitan Alumnae walkway to 2nd Floor
Ballroom Entrance.
Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The program will include monthly meetings

where the participants will be mentored and
educated on various topics including academic
success, embracing manhood, accepting
responsibility and serving the community through
a holistic approach to their transition to manhood.
Participants will have a wide variety of
opportunities for personal development, service
learning and mentorship from the men in our
partner organizations (Theta Mu Mu Chapter of WEd., May 11 SaT., May 7 TUES., May 17 SaT., May 14
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, Alpha
Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity,
Incorporated, and Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Each meeting will feature a specific group of station areas (see above).
Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated)
Contact Tamika Gauvin, 410-767-0995 • 410-539-3497 TTY
Need an application? Contact us at • Meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. To request special services
such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, please call 410-767-3754 at
Visit us on the web at least one week prior to the meeting.
B6 The Afro-American, April 30, 2011 - May 6, 2011 August 1, 2009 - August 7, 2009, The Washington Afro-American B7

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advertisements AFRO Classified minimum ad rate is $26.74 per col. inch
Cherry Bedroom Set. SERVICES/ IN THE CIRCUIT 1 Col. (an inch consists of up to 20 words). Mail in your ad on
notice advertisements Solid Wood, never used,
Inch form below along with CHECK or MONEY ORDER to:
Effective immediately, The Afro brand new in factory BALTIMORE CITY
American Newspapers will require Case Number
boxes. English Dovetail. 2.8 Million Eyes would 24C11001497/FR
Effective forimmediately,
prepayment The
publication of all legal Original cost $4500. Sell read your ad - 5 days PIKESWOOD, LLC Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4723, Attn: Clsf. Adv.
for $895. Can deliver. c/o Allen C 20 Words Dept.
Afro American Newspapers
notices. Payment will be accepted per week - Monday Tochterman, Esquire
in the form of checks, credit card or Call Tom 240-482-8721 thru Friday in the 11411 Cedar Lane
will require prepayment for
money order. Any returned checks will DAILY CLASSIFIED Kingsville, Maryland
be of allprocessing
subject to a $25.00 legal notices.
LEATHER LIVING CONNECTION for Plaintiff 1 2 3 4 5
ROOM SET. In origi- just $199 per day. Join v.
Payment will be accepted
and may result in the suspension in
of any nal plastic, never used. the exclusive members JOHNNIE MOORE, III
future advertising at our discretion. Orig price $3000, Sac- of this network today!
SHERRY N. MOORE 6 7 8 9 10
the form of check, credit card FIRST FINANCIAL OF
rifice $975. Can deliver. Place your ad in 14 MA- MARYLAND
or money order. FOR
returned Call Bill 301-841-7565 JOR DAILY NEWS-
UNION 11 12 13 14 15
Tenants of the Subject
checks will be subject to a PAPERS in Maryland, Property
Delaware and DC. Call The Mayor and City Coun-
$25.00 processing fee and may HEALTH CARE 410-721-4000x19 or cil of Baltimore, Maryland, 16 17 18 19 20
and all Persons having or
result in the suspension of any visit our website: www. claiming to have
An interest in the property
future advertising at our dis- REPLACEMENT
listed below;
Their respective heirs, de- NAME
cretion. SURGERY: If you had VACATION visees, executors, admin-

hip or knee replacement RENTALS

istrators, grantees, as-
signs, or successors in
surgery between 2005 OCEAN CITY,
right title and interest
-present and suffered MARYLAND. Best PUBLICATION
problems requiring a The object of this
selection of affordable proceeding is to secure (Room, Apt, House, etc.) INSERTION DATE:
second revision surgery
rentals. Full/ partial the foreclosure of all
you may be entitled to rights of redemption in
weeks. Call for FREE
compensation. the property in the City
brochure. Open daily. of Baltimore, sold by the IN THE CIRCUIT

Holiday Real Estate.
1-800-638-2102. Online
Collector of Taxes for the
City of Baltimore and the WASHINGTON AFRO-AMERICAN
State of Maryland to the Case Number
reservations: Plaintiff in this proceed- 24C11000684/FR
Drivers- No Experi- ing:
2402 McElderry Street,
Legal Advertising Rates
c/o Allen C
ence ~ No Problem. Wterfront Estate, Baltimore, Maryland,
100% Ward 07, Section 15, Effective October 1, 2006
Tochterman, Esquire
11411 Cedar Lane
Paid CDL Training. Im- WATERFRONT Block 1640 Lot 058, Kingsville, Maryland
Lot Size 14-4 x 67 21087
mediate Benefits. 20/10 HOMES The Complaint states, PlaintiffPROBATE DIVISION
progam. Trainers Earn among other things, that v.
up to 49¢ per mile! Pocomoke Sound, 1 the amount necessary
for redemption has not
800-326-2778 acres, 10 yr. old 5 BR
been paid.
It is thereupon this 15th TION 202-879-9460/61
DONNA M. HUGHES, day of March, 2011 by
house, Dock, Riprap. the Circuit Court of Bal-
Tenants of the Subject
Originally $1.1M, timore City,
Drivers - CDL-A sacrifice for $595,000. ORDERED, that notice
The Mayor and City Coun-
be given by the insertion cil of Baltimore, Maryland, COURT FOR
DRIVERS NEEDED! Cooper Realty 302-644- And all Persons having or BALTIMORE CITY
of a coy of this order in
OTR, Regional & Dedi- 2266 www.cooperealty. THE AFRO AMERICAN, a. Order Nisi claiming to have $ 60 per insertion
Case Number $180.00 per 3 weeks
An interest in the property
cated Runs com a newspaper of general b. Small Estates (single
listed publication)
below; $ 50 24C11000539/FR
per insertion
circulation in the City of PIKESWOOD, LLC
Up to 50¢ per mile Class c. Their respective heirs, de-
Notice to Creditors c/o Allen C
Baltimore once a week visees, executors, admin-
A CDL & Hazmat Req’d
WATERFRONT for three (3) successive 1. Domestic istrators, grantees, as-
signs, or successors in$
Tochterman, Esquire
60 per insertion
11411 Cedar Lane $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
800-942-2104 Ext. 238 weeks, warning all per-
or 243 PROPERTIES sons interested in the 2. Foreign right title and interest
$ 60 per insertion
Kingsville, Maryland $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
property to appear in this d. Escheated Estates PUBLICATION 21087 $ 60 per
insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
Spectacular Water- Court by the 14th day of
May, 2011 and redeem e. Standard Probates
The object of this v. $ 125.00
front Properties: Once the subject property and proceeding is to secure JACQUELINE T. ELLIOTT
HELP WANTED- in a lifetime opportunity answer the Complaint or the foreclosure of all NATIONAL CITY MORT-

DRIVERS awaits at 2 of the finest thereafter a final judg- CIVIL NOTICES

rights of redemption in
the property in the City
ment will be entered MID - ATLANTIC MORT-
waterfrontcommunities foreclosing all rights of of Baltimore, sold by the GAGE
a. Name Changes 202-879-1133
Collector of Taxes for the $ 80.00
TRUCK DRIVERS on Virginia’s Eastern redemption in the prop-
City of Baltimore and the
erty, and vesting in the b. Real Property $ 200.00
WANTED! Plaintiff title to the prop- State of Maryland to the INCORPORATED,
Plaintiff in this proceed- TRUSTEE
Apartments in Cockeysville
GATE 2011 PAY RAISE! UP ownership, you can find erty, free and clear of all Tenants of the Subject
Bridelake Cir. & Padonia Rd.
encumbrances. ing:
TO $.52 PER MILE! the vacation property of Property
1 Bedroom $724
Apartments in Loch Raven
2400 Block Northern Pkwy.
your dreams at Corbin
Frank M.Conaway, Clerk FAMILY COURT
2624 East Biddle Street,
Baltimore, Maryland, The Mayor and City Coun-
2 Bedroom $834 HOME WEEKENDS! TRUE COPY TEST Ward 08, Section 15, Block cil of Baltimore, Maryland,
1 Bedroom $675 EXCELLENT BEN- Hall or Olde Mill Pointe. W. Michel Pierson 1539, Lot 021 202-879-1212 And all Persons having or
2 Bedroom $800 JUDGE, CIRCUIT Lot Size 14 x 70 claiming to have
410-628-1777 EFITS! Choose from a stunning COURT FOR The Complaint states, An interest in the property
Open Daily
among other things, that
listed below;
Their respective heirs, de-
Open Daily
HEARTLAND EX- from water frontage 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 the amount necessary 202-879-0157
visees, executors, admin-
for redemption has not istrators, grantees,
HENDERSEN-WEBB INC. PRESS 1-800-441-4953 with magnificent views been paid. assigns, or successors in
www.heartlandexpress. IN THE CIRCUIT

to serene pond settings, COURT FOR

a. Absent Defendant It is thereupon this 8th right title and interest $ 150.00
from lush forest to roll- BALTIMORE CITY b. Absolute Divorceday of April, 2011 by the PUBLICATION $ 150.00
TYPESET: MonFOR Apr 25 10:48:40 EDT 2011 ing meadow land. Spend Case Number
Circuit Court of Bal-
c. Custody Divorce timore City, The object of this $ 150.00
PICTURES $3,000 BONUS, new time sailing, swimming,
ORDERED, that notice proceeding is to secure
truck and $.70/mile be given by the insertion the foreclosure of all
fishing, exploring or just c/o Allen C
a coy of this order in rights of redemption in
LYDIA BROOKS starting pay for first 5 relaxing at the commu- Tochterman, Esquire Toofplace
THE AFROyour ad, call 1-800-237-6892,
AMERICAN, the property in the ext.
AND JOHN WESLEY teams with explosives 11411 Cedar Lane
QUEENS HINES. WILL PAY nity center pool. Proper- Kingsville, Maryland
Public Notices
a newspaper general &ofup
of $50.00 Baltimore,
depending sold by
experience. O/OP teams circulation inLegal
Baltimore the City of Collector
of Taxes for the
are $24.15 per inch.
PURCHASE FOR COPYING. ties are 1 to 3 acres, 21087
Baltimore once a week City of Baltimore and the
LYDIA SMILES welcome starting at Plaintiff
Apartments in Essex 410-653-1543 and offer ocean access, v.
for three is
(3)no flat rate —
successive 1-800
State (AFRO)to892
of Maryland the
$1.60/mile. 1-800-835- For Proofweeks, per- Plaintiff
warning all please in this proceed- ext. 244
1207 Middleborough Rd.
mild climate, spectacu- TERRI MARTIN of Publication, call 1-800-237-6892,
9471 HOUSEHOLD sons interested in the ing:
1 Bedroom $675 lar natural views and 1120 Bonaparte Avenue,
property to appear in this Baltimore,
AD NETWORK unique site amenities.
7th day of WardLEGALMaryland
410-391-6633 Driver: CDL-A Tenants of the Subject 09, Section 14,
1-888-468-5964 Lots available at 1/3 Property June, 2011 and redeem Block 4010I, Lot 011
Regional Van and the subject property and Lot Size 16x78-3

The Mayor and City IN THE CIRCUIT

Open Daily
Flatbed Drivers. Home the original price. NEW Council of Baltimore, COURT FOR answer the Complaint or The Complaint states,
BUSINESS Weekends, Great Pay STARTING PRICES: Maryland, BALTIMORE CITY thereafter a final judg- among other things, that
And all Persons having Case Number ment will be entered the amount necessary
Waterfront $75,000,

OPPORTUNITY and Benefits. Part-time or claiming to have 24C11000684/FR foreclosing all rights of for redemption has not
Drivers Needed Too! Interior $30,000. Call redemption in the prop- been paid.
AD NETWORK An interest in the prop- PIKESWOOD, LLC
erty, and vesting in the It is thereupon this 7th
Call 800-609-0033 or (757) 824-0808, email erty listed below; c/o Allen C
Ad Network Classi- ALL CASH VENDING Their respective heirs, Tochterman, Esquire Plaintiff fee simple title to day of April, 2011 by the
Apply online at: joind- rbowden@grandbay- devisees, executors, 11411 Cedar Lane the property, free and Circuit Court of Bal-
fieds are published in ROUTE! Be Your Own, or web administrators, gran- Kingsville, Maryland clear of all encum- timore City,
65 newspapers. Boss! 25 Machines + tees, assigns, or 21087 brances. ORDERED, that notice,
Candy All for $9995. successors in right ti- Plaintiff Frank M.Conaway, Clerk be given by the insertion tle and interest TRUE COPY TEST of a coy of this order in
25 words $175 (For 877-915-8222 All Major MISC. v.
more than 25 words Credit Cards Accepted! PUBLICATION CHASE MANHATTAN JUDGE, CIRCUIT a newspaper of general
The object of this MORTGAGE CORPORA- COURT FOR circulation in the City of
there is an additional TION
AIRLINE MECHAN- proceeding is to secure BALTIMORE CITY Baltimore once a week
charge of $7 per With One phone call, DONNA M. HUGHES,
IC – Train for high the foreclosure of all 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 for three (3) successive
word.) one bill, one ad place- rights of redemption in
weeks, warning all per-
paying Tenants of the Subject
ment - Reach 4.1 mil- the property in the City Property IN THE CIRCUIT sons interested in the
Aviation Maintenance of Baltimore, sold by the property to appear in this
Call lion readers in 83 daily The Mayor and City Coun-
Career. FAA approved Collector of Taxes for the cil of Baltimore, Maryland, Court by the 6th day of
(410) 554-8200 and weekly newspapers City of Baltimore and the And all Persons having or BALTIMORE CITY
June, 2011 and redeem
program. Financial claiming to have Case Number
All ads must be for just $1450.00 per State of Maryland to the the subject property and
aid if qualified - Job Plaintiff in this proceed- An interest in the property 24C11000539/FR
prepaid ad. Get regional and lo- listed below; PIKESWOOD, LLC answer the Complaint or
placement assistance. ing: Their respective heirs, de- thereafter a final judg-
cal exposure at one time 2828 Harlem Avenue, c/o Allen C
ment will be entered
CALL Aviation Institute visees, executors, admin-
Tochterman, Esquire
in Maryland, Delaware Baltimore, Maryland, istrators, grantees, as- foreclosing all rights of
of Maintenance (866) Ward 16, Section 07, signs, or successors in 11411 Cedar Lane
and DC. Call today! Kingsville, Maryland redemption in the prop-
823-6729. Block 2377A, Lot 044 right title and interest erty, and vesting in the
Get results with regional 21087

Lot Size 14x70 ORDER OF Plaintiff leasehold title to

and local exposure. Call The Complaint states, PUBLICATION the property, free and
410-721-4000x19. For
MISC. / among other things, that The object of this v.
clear of all encum-
the amount necessary proceeding is to secure JACQUELINE T. ELLIOTT
AUTOMOBILE just $17.47 per newspa- TRAINING for redemption has not
the foreclosure of all GAGE COMPANY
Frank M.Conaway, Clerk
DONATION per get the advertising
been paid.
It is thereupon this 18th
rights of redemption in D/B/A COMMONWEALTH TRUE COPY TEST
the property in the City MID - ATLANTIC MORT-
results you are looking Sylvester B. Cox
PY – Learn fast, earn day of March, 2011 by of Baltimore, sold by the GAGE JUDGE, CIRCUIT
for! Visit our website- the Circuit Court of Bal- Collector of Taxes for the LAWYERS TITLE REALTY
fast. Financial aid if City of Baltimore and the SERVICE,
DONATE VEHICLE: timore City,
BALTIMOREWed Apr CITY27 15:53:01 EDT 2011
Receive $1000 GRO- qualified. A new career ORDERED, that notice INCORPORATED,
State of Maryland to the TRUSTEE
Place your ad today be given by the insertion
4/29, 5/6, 5/13
CERY COUPONS, is at your fingertips. Call Plaintiff in this proceed- Tenants of the Subject
of a coy of this order in ing:
Your Choice, NOAH’S CAMP- Centura College THE AFRO AMERICAN, 2624 East Biddle Street,
The Mayor and City Coun-
877-206-3353 a newspaper of general Invitation to Bid for DBE Firms
ARC, NO KILL Animal GROUNDS Baltimore, Maryland,
Ward 08, Section 15, Block
cil of Baltimore, Maryland,
Cherry Hill Construction Inc, an EEO Em-
circulation in the City of And all Persons having or
Shelters. Advanced 1539, Lot 021 claiming to have ployer, is currently soliciting cost proposals
Veterinary Treatments.
MOUNTAIN Baltimore once a week
for three (3) successive Lot Size 14 x 70 An interest in the property
from Qualified and MDOT Certified MBE/WBE
Lake Somerset Camp The Complaint states,
Free Towing, IRS Ground, Maryland PROPERTY weeks, warning all per-
among other things, that
listed below;
Their respective heirs, de- subcontractors / vendors, both Union and
sons interested in the visees, executors, admin- Non-Union affiliated, for the MdTA Project; I-
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GIVE $1500 includes water, $89,900 Was $144,900. the subject property and It is thereupon this 8th ORDER OF Bid Documents are available upon request.
electric & sewage. 3 Beautiful blend of roll- answer the Complaint or day of April, 2011 by the PUBLICATION For further information concerning subcon-
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RFP NUMBER: B-1659-11 The Law Offices of Maxwell C. Cohen, LLC RFP-11085
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of 17 Warren Road, Suite 14-B DOCUMENT TRACKING SYSTEM
(∫HABC∫) is requesting proposals from Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for Baltimore, Maryland 21208
interested and qualified certified energy audi- RP10854-Luckman Park Site Improvements will be received at the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR The Baltimore City Board of School Commis-
tors to provide energy auditing services, Office of the Comptroller, Room 204, City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until BALTIMORE CITY, MARYLAND sioners invites interested companies to sub-
analysis and reporting in accordance with 11:00 A.M. on May 25, 2011. Positively no bids will be received after Civil Action No. C-11-002567 TAX SALE mit proposals to supply a document tracking
Department of Housing and Urban Develop- 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in ORDER OF PUBLICATION system.
(HUD) requirements for public hous-
ment (∫HUD∫) Room 215, City Hall at Noon. REV PS, LLC, Assignee
(PHA) to complete this
ing authorities (∫PHA∫) Plaintiff In order to participate, interested bidders
The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the vs.
assessment for PHA owned properties. Department of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of need to register with eMaryland Marketplace
the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, KNOWN TENANTS AND/OR UNKNOWN OWN- by visiting their website at https://
PROPOSALS WILL BE DUE no later than Maryland 21202 as of April 25, 2011 and copies may be purchased for ERS, ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL SERVICES and clicking the Reg-
2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, June a non-refundable cost of $50.00. COMPANY OF MARYLAND, Inc. istration button.
6, 2011. Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid CITIMORTGAGE, Inc., and MAYOR AND CITY
package. COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE CITY and All Un- Solicitation RFP-11085 will be available for
A non-mandatory pre-proposals conference All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prequalified by the known Owners of the Property described be- review commencing Wednesday April 20,
will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, City of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties low; all Persons, all heirs, devisees, personal 2011. A pre-proposal meeting will be held on
at 10:00 a.m., at 417 E. Fayette Street, Room should call 410-396-6883 or contact the Committee at 751 Eastern representatives, and executors, administra- Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10:00am in room
416, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. tors, grantees, assigns or successors in right, 301 at 200 East North Avenue.
Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint title, interest, and any and all persons having
venture (“JV”),
(∫JV∫), then in that event, the document that established or claiming to have any interest in the prop-
HABC has established a minimum goal of the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The Proposal Due Date is Thursday, May
erty and premises situate in the City of Bal-
twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is timore, known as Tax Account No. 5, 2011 at 11:00am. No proposals will be
amount of the proposed contract for Minority D02620 Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks 20-03-2295-036; situate in the City of Bal- accepted after that time. Any questions re-
Business Enterprise (“MBE”)
(∫MBE∫) utilization, ap- Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $500,000.01 to timore, known as 2336 Barclay Street de- lated to this solicitation should be directed to
plicable to all minority and non-minority $1,000,000.00 scribed as Lot Size 13x90 and known as Ward the Buyer, Suzanne Addington at
businesses proposing to provide the re- A Pre-Bidding Information session will be conducted at 2600 Madison 12 Section 14 Block 3823 Lot 032 on the Tax
quested services as the prime contractor. No Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21217 on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 10:00 Roll of the Director of Finance.
goal has been established for participation of A.M. Defendants
Women-owned businesses (“WBEs”)
(∫WBEs), how- The object of this proceeding is to secure the
Principal Items of work for this project are: foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the
ever, HABC strongly encourages and affir- Sidewalks, Earthwork and Site Preparation City of Baltimore
matively promotes the use of WBEs in all herein above described property sold, either di- Department of Finance
The MBE goal is 17% rectly or via assignment, by the Collector of Taxes
HABC contracts. The WBE goal is 3% Bureau of Purchases
for the State of Maryland and Baltimore City to
CONTRACT NO. RP10854 the Plaintiff in the proceeding. The Complaint
Responders shall also comply with all ap- APPROVED: states, among other things, that the amounts Sealed proposals addressed to the Board of
plicable requirements of Section 3 of the Bernice H. Taylor necessary for redemption of the subject property Estimates of Baltimore, will be received until,
Housing and Urban Development Act of Clerk, Board of Estimates has not been paid, although more than six (6) but not later than 11:00 a.m. local time on
1968, 12 U.S.C. Section 1701u. APPROVED: months from the date of the sale have expired, the following date(s) for the stated
Alfred H. Foxx and more than two (2) months from the date that requirements:
The RFP may be obtained on or after Mon- Director of Public Works
the first of two (2) separate pre-suit Notices of
day, May 2, 2011, at the following location: the tax sale was sent to each required interested MAY 4, 2011
party have expired. BLEACH TANK B50001940
CITY OF BALTIMORE It is thereupon this 19th day of April, 2011, by
Housing Authority of Baltimore City DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland,
Division of Fiscal Operations, NOTICE OF LETTING ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion
Purchasing Department Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of of a copy of this Order in some newspaper having CAN BE VIEWED AND DOWN LOADED BY
417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414 Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for a general circulation in Baltimore City, Maryland VISITING THE CITYS WEB SITE:
Baltimore, Maryland 21202 TR11011 CITYWIDE TRAFFIC CALMING - (JOC) will be received at once a week for three (3) successive weeks, on
Attention: John Airey, the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204 City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland or before the 19th day of May, 2011 warning all
Chief of Contracting Services until 11:00 A.M. JUNE 8, 2011. persons interested in the Property referenced
Tel: (410)396-3261 Fax: (410)962-1586 Board of Estimates employees will be stationed at the Security Unit
above to appear in this Court by the 19th day of
June, 2011 and redeem the Property referenced
Counter just inside the Holliday Street entrance to City Hall from 10:45 herein or to answer the Complaint or thereafter
A.M. to 11:00 A.M. every Wednesday to receive Bids. Positively no bids a Final Decree will be entered foreclosing all
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BALTIMORE CITY will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the rights of redemption in the property, and vesting
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract in the Plaintiff a title, free and clear of all

Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of encumbrances.
Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman The Defendants are hereby informed of the latest
RFP NUMBER: B-1660-11 date to file a written Answer or Petition to
Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
as of APRIL 22, 2011, and copies may be purchased for a non-refundable Redeem the property mentioned in the Complain
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City

described above, and that failure to file a re-
cost of $50.00. NOTE: A copy may be purchased on April 25, 2011. A
(∫HABC∫) is requesting proposals from qual-
certified check of the bidder or a bank cashier’s
cashier¬s check or a bank
sponse on or before the date specified may result
ified and interested individuals or firms to treasurer¬s check drawn on a solvent clearing house bank, made payable
in a Default Judgment foreclosing all rights of
provide network management, network redemption in and as to the Property being
to the Director of Finance or a bid bond executed on the form as provided rendered by this Court against them.
monitoring, server monitoring, and IP Teleph- in the Bid or Proposal for an amount which is not less than that
ony management services. Martin P. Welch
determined by multiplying the total bid submitted by two percent (2%) JUDGE- Baltimore City Circuit Court
will be required with each bid over $100,000.00. If the bid less than or 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
PROPOSALS WILL BE DUE no later than equal to $100,000.00 no Bid Bond is required.
2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday,
May 25, 2011. Bidders interested in utilizing the City’s
City¬s Self-Insurance Program for
payment and performance security for contracts not exceeding
A non-mandatory pre-proposals conference $100,000.00 may contact the Department of Finance, the Program
will be held on Monday, May 9, 2011, at Administrator, for eligibility requirements and premium costs. The Board
10:00 a.m., at 417 E. Fayette Street, Room of Estimates reserves the right to reject any and all Bids and/or to waive
416, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. technical defects, if in its judgment, the interest of the Mayor and City 1st MARINER BANK
Council of Baltimore may so require. All contractors bidding on this

HABC has established a minimum goal of Contract must first be prerequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors COMPLIANCE MANAGER I
twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar Qualification Committee. Interested parties should call (410) 396-6883
amount of the proposed contract for Minority or contact the Committee at Room 634, Charles L. Benton Bldg. 417 E.
Business Enterprise (“MBE”)
(∫MBE∫) utilization, ap- Consider bringing your expertise to your local Bank! The
Fayette St., Baltimore, Maryland 21202 . If a bid is submitted by a
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businesses proposing to provide the re-
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Women-owned businesses (“WBEs”)
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1968, 12 U.S.C. Section 1701u. A “Pre-Bidding
∫Pre-Bidding Information”
Information∫ session will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on Careers at the bottom of the page, submit information, or,
MAY 20, 2011 at 7 East Redwood Street, 10th Floor, Room 1006,
Baltimore, Maryland 21202. go directly to:
The RFP may be obtained on or after Mon-
day, May 2, 2011, at the following location: NOTE: THIS CONTRACT IS SUBJECT TO A PERFORMANCE
Housing Authority of Baltimore City The MBE goal is 18% The WBE goal 9%
APPROVED: Client Services Associate
Division of Fiscal Operations, Downtown primary health care organization has an imme-
Purchasing Department Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk
417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414 Board of Estimates diate opening for a Client Services Associate.
Baltimore, Maryland 21202 APPROVED: Requirements include: H.S. diploma or GED; computer
Attention: John Airey, Khalil Zaied, Director experience; good verbal and written communication skills;
Department of Transportation
Chief of Contracting Services and be able to work in a team setting and manage multiple
Tel: (410)396-3261 Fax: (410)962-1586 tasks. Knowledge of Medical Assistance and/or other state
Questions regarding the RFP should be di- DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES run medical insurance programs preferred. Send resume
rected in writing to the address and individual NOTICE OF LETTING by May 10, 2011 to Ms. Chiton Berry, HCH, 421 Fallsway,
indicated above, and must include the refer- Baltimore, MD 21202. Email: Fax
Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of
ence: HABC RFP Number B-1660-11.
Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for (410)837-8020. No phone calls. EOE
PB11811 Former Answorth Paint Factory-Demolition 3200 East
Biddle Street will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room
ALLAN A. MYERS submitting bid 06/02/11 as 204, City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May
prime contractors for the construction of the 25, 2011. Positively no bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will
Brandywine Filter Plant Improvements Project for
The City of Wilmington. AAM encourages partici- be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall
pation of Minority and Women Business Enter- at Noon.
The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the
prise (M/WBE) subcontractors/suppliers. For
technical questions, please call Tom Jacoby at Department of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of College Park, Maryland
(610) 584-3476 ( or the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore,
general questions and for available opportunities Maryland 21202 as of Monday, April 25, 2011 and copies may be
contact Mark Jayne at 610-584-6020 (mark. or Fax quo-
tations should be sent to 610-584-8205 by
purchased for a non-refundable cost of $50.00.
Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid ASSOCIATE COMPTROLLER
06/01/11. All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prequalified by the ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
City of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) is the State of Maryland’s Flagship University. Located in close
should call 410-396-6883 or contact the Committee at 751 Eastern
PUBLIC NOTICE Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint proximity to the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan communities, the University enrolls approximately
(“JV”), then in that event, the document that established 26,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students. The annual budget is roughly $1.6 billion, including about
ARCHITECTURAL & ENGINEERING AWARDS the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. $400 million of sponsored research expenditures. The business operations of the University are highly complex
COMMISSION MEETING The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is
May 4, 2011 - 2:45 P.M. F02110-Building and Structure Demolition and relatively decentralized among 12 colleges and schools.
Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $100,000.01 to ABOUT THE POSITION:
A meeting of the Architectural & Engineering $500,000.00
Awards Commission will be held on Wednes- A “Pre-Bidding
∫Pre-Bidding Information”
Information∫ session will be conducted at The Site 3200 The Associate Comptroller for Sponsored Programs provides strategic and operational leadership for the
day, May 4, 2011 at 2:45 P.M. in Room 215 East Biddle Street on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. post-award administration of contracts and grants received by the University, ensuring compliance with all
City Hall (Board of Estimates Chambers). Principal Items of work for this project are: applicable regulations and policies. Core responsibilities include post-award accounting, billing, collections, and
1. Building Demolition
If you require special accommodations to 2. Hazmat Removal reconciliation activities. Further, the Associate Comptroller has the leadership role for effort reporting, the indirect
attend or participate in the meeting, please 3. Site Clearing and Earthwork cost proposal submission to the Federal Government, and related negotiations. The Associate Comptroller is also
provide information about your requirements The MBE goal is 27% expected to administer the annual OMB Circular A-133 audit, among others. Finally, the Associate Comptroller will
to Mari B. Ross at (410) 396-6883, five (5) The WBE goal is 6%
business days in advance of the meeting. CONTRACT NO. PB11811
ensure at all times the operation is highly responsive to the needs of faculty, researchers, and University staff.
The following projects will be considered for
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of ten years’ progressively responsible
Bernice H. Taylor
1. PROJECT #1144 - Cathodic Protection Clerk, Board of Estimates leadership in relevant functional areas in a complex organization.
Services. Bureau of Water and Wastewater, APPROVED: • Extensive understanding of regulations, policies, and accounting principles related to contract and grant
Engineering Division, Department of Public Theodore Atwood
Works Director, Department of General Services
accounting, including concepts of cost allocation, allowability, and reasonableness.
• Experience interacting with representatives from external examining agencies.
2. PROJECT #1152 - Enhanced Nutrient • Ability to resolve complex issues and make decisions in a dynamic environment.
Removal Activated Plant - 4. Bureau of Water
and Wastewater, Engineering Division, • Ability to motivate and lead others in the accomplishment of tasks, objectives, and missions, and to take the

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Department of Public Works initiative in influencing events and policy decisions.
• Ability and demonstrated willingness to delegate assignments, authority, and responsibility to determine where/
3. PROJECT #1157 - Solid Waste Facilities
Management Services. Bureau of Solid how a task can most appropriately be accomplished, and to establish management controls for follow up.

the AFRO
Waste, Department of Public Works • Ability to interact with all levels of campus administrators and agency personnel.
• Ability to present ideas effectively orally and in writing with a level of style, grammar, organization, and technical
Mari B. Ross
construction expected at a senior management level in a major research university.

Advanced degree and/or a CPA Certificate

FOR BEST CONSIDERATION, apply online at by June 1, 2011. 410-554-8200
AA/EEO Employer
B8 The Afro-American, April 30, 2011 - May 6, 2011

Miami Dolphins Receiver Brandon Marshall Stabbed by Wife

By AFRO Staff April 23 after being treated for emergency surgery during the Sherriff’s Office arrested told police he’d fallen on she was released that same
a stab wound suffered during a early morning on April 23 after her April 22 on a domestic- a broken glass vase, but afternoon on a $7,500 bond,
Miami Dolphins receiver domestic-violence dispute with his 26-year-old wife, Michi violence charge of aggravated police found no evidence to according to ESPN.
Brandon Marshall was released his wife, according to reports. Nogami-Marshall, stabbed battery with a deadly weapon, substantiate that claim. Michi “This is a very difficult
from Broward General Hospital ESPN reports that the him with a kitchen knife on The Associated Press reports. later told police she stabbed time for Brandon and family,
in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on 27-year-old star underwent April 22. The Broward County Brandon Marshall initially her husband in self-defense; thankfully he will make a full
recovery,” Marshall’s agents,
Kennard McGuire and Harvey
Steinberg, said in a statement
reported on “We
simply ask that his privacy is
ESPN reports that no vital
organs were pierced during
the stabbing, and Marshall is
expected to be fully recovered
in two or three weeks. Dolphins
officials told ESPN their team
doctors are allowed to consult
with Marshall and his private
doctors, despite the current
league lockout.
“We are aware of the
report, and our thoughts are
with Brandon at this time,”
a Dolphins official said in a
statement released to the public.
“We will look into the matter,
but because we are not allowed
to have any contact with any of
our players we will refrain from
making any further comment.”
Marshall was acquired in a
trade with the Denver Broncos
last April, signing a four-
year deal with Miami worth
$47.5 million, $24 million
guaranteed, the AP reports. He
led the Dolphins with 1,014
receiving yards during the
2010 season and also put up
Pro Bowl numbers during his
two years in Denver. His play,
however, was overshadowed
by his behavior off the field.
He was suspended by the
Broncos organization in 2009
after protesting his contract
during a practice session,
walking during running drills
and swatting away balls during
passing drills.
Marshall was also arrested
on assault and domestic
violence charges three different
times between 2004 and 2007
and was tagged as an instigator
in the fight that led to the 2006
shooting death of Broncos
cornerback Darrent Williams,
according to the ESPN.

Local Boxers
Continued from B2

fought former heavyweight

champion Evander Holyfield
on the 1984 U.S. Olympic
card, smiled and even danced
with fans after the fight,
celebrating his latest victory.
Byarm’s fan base continues
to grow, as the local crowd
supported the clear fan
favorite loudly and proudly.
“I think a lot of people
just like to see a heavyweight
come in and show that he has
put in work outside the ring,”
Byarm said. “It was only a
one-day fight, but that one day
shows [how much work] we
did over the last five weeks.”

Continued from B2

be in order. If not, Southern

California tackle Tyron Smith
may be the answer. He could
team with Williams to give
Washington an athletic set of
bookend tackles for years to

Green: Going with the

hogs up front is always a
great idea. But, as you said,
that early, it could be a bit
of a reach, which makes
going with a pass rusher an
even better idea. This draft
is stocked with defensive
talent, and if you watched the
Redskins last year, defense
was a huge issue. Basically, it
was a nightmare on that side
of the line of scrimmage, and
considering the offenses and
quarterbacks that play in the
NFC East, you’re going to
need defense if you want to be
competitive in that division.