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Volume 122 No. 21

Happy New Year! DECEMBER 28, 2013 - JANUARY 3, 2014

Jets’ David Nelson The nation’s Capitol lights up the holidays! Delivers Game-Day Thrills to Teen Guest catching two touchdown passes in the Jets’ 24-13 win over the Cleveland Browns. EAST RUTHERFORD, “I hope it brought joy to N.J. — David Nelson pointed his life.” to the sky after his first Nelson formed the touchdown catch, sending a nonprofit i’mME with his two message to his new buddy. brothers last January to aid And giving him a thrill orphaned children. He invited he’ll never forget. Only to New York for “a The New York Jets wide crash course in Christmastime in the city” after hearing about how the boy stood in front of a church congregation and begged for a family to love him. Nelson, Only, plus one of the New York Jets wide receiver David boy’s friends and Nelson and Davion Only a guardian spent Saturday touring receiver hosted Davion Only, Rockefeller Center and FAO the 15-year-old Florida foster Schwartz, among some of boy who made headlines with New York’s top holiday his heartfelt adoption plea destinations. During the visit, in October, for a memorable Nelson asked Only if there weekend that included was anything special he could stops all over Manhattan do for him during the game on Saturday and MetLife Sunday. Stadium on Sunday. “He told me that after my “I think the way I played first catch to point to the sky,” today, I hope it made him said Nelson, who had four proud,” Nelson said after receptions for 33 yards. “My By Dennis Waszak Jr. The Associated Press

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“My first catch just happened to be a touchdown and I made sure to honor him at that moment.” –Nelson

first catch just happened to be a touchdown and I made sure to honor him at that moment.” Only, wearing a green Jets jersey with Nelson’s No. 86, spent the afternoon in the stands after watching the players warm up from the sideline before the game. Nelson also posed for pictures with Only before getting ready to play. Turned out, Only might have been a bit of a good-luck charm for Nelson, who scored his first two touchdowns of the season — against the team that cut him after training camp. “I haven’t scored all year,” Nelson said, smiling, “so who would’ve thought I’d score two?” Nelson made the highlight clips a couple of years ago when he had a TD catch for Buffalo against Dallas, then trotted the length of the field to present the ball to his girlfriend, a Cowboys cheerleader. After these two touchdown grabs, the former college roommate of Tim Tebow at Florida was eager to get out of the locker room to rejoin Continued on A3

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Md. Picks MGM for New Casino Near Nation’s Capital By Brian Witte Associated Press

MGM Resorts International on Friday won a license for a large casino and resort in Maryland near the nation’s capital. A state commission voted 5-2 in favor of Las Vegasbased MGM’s proposal to build a $925 million resort near the Potomac River at National Harbor with a 300-suite hotel, casino and seven restaurants. The casino plan includes 3,600 slot machines and 140 table games such as blackjack and roulette. “I want to build the most beautiful, iconic and successful resort,” said Jim Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International. “I think outside of Las Vegas, this will be the most profitable commercial resort in the United States, and I want to bring that here.” Murren said the resort will create 2,000 construction jobs and 4,000 permanent jobs. Maryland voters approved a casino in the county last year after lawmakers agreed to expand gambling in a special session. Before the vote, MGM spent about $40 million to help get the ballot question passed, while Penn National spent more than $42 million to defeat the expansion — a move largely viewed as an effort to protect a large casino in West Virginia owned by the company near Maryland’s border. The license is the sixth granted in five years in Maryland,

and four casinos have already opened. This casino could not open until July 2016, or 30 months after a casino being built in Baltimore opens. A Harrah’s casino there is expected to open next year, not far from where the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens play. Penn National, based in Wyomissing, Pa., had proposed a $700 million casino at the company’s Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George’s County, about 13 miles from Washington. The Hollywood Casino Resort at Rosecroft Raceway would have included slot machines, live table games and a poker room. The plan also included a hotel with a pool and spa and a multipurpose event center. Rosecroft also would have featured horse racing. Maryland Casino LLC, a subsidiary of Greenwood Racing, proposed the $800 million Parx Casino Hotel & Spa on a 22-acre parcel in Fort Washington with a hotel and entertainment venue. Greenwood Racing owns and operates Pennsylvania’s highest revenuegenerating casino, Parx Casino. Don Fry, the chairman of the state’s Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, said he believed the amenities at the MGM proposal were stronger. Commissioners who supported the MGM proposal also said it would raise more money for the state. “I think that it is truly a destination resort, which is one of the criteria that we take into consideration, and the Continued on A4

4 Arrested on Murder Charges in N.J. Mall Carjacking By Samantha Henry The Associated Press

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Four men have been arrested on charges of murder, conspiracy and other counts in the carjacking death of a man shot in front of his wife outside an upscale mall in northern New Jersey last weekend, authorities said Saturday. The suspects were identified at a news conference as 29-yearold Hanif Thompson, of Irvington, and 31-year-old Karif Ford, 32-year-old Basim Henry and 33-year-old Kevin Roberts, all of Newark. They are accused in the Dec. 15 carjacking and killing of Dustin Friedland outside The Mall at Short Hills. The 30-yearold lawyer from Hoboken was shot in the head in the mall parking garage after being confronted by two carjackers, authorities said. The assailants drove off in his silver Range Rover, which was found the next morning in Newark, about 10 miles from Short Hills. The four face charges of murder, felony murder, carjacking, conspiracy, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. They were arrested between late Friday and early Saturday. Three of them were taken into custody at their residences in New Jersey, and Henry was arrested by an FBI task force at a hotel in Easton, Pa. The suspects are being held on $2 million bail each but Continued on A3

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If Texas State District Judge Jean thought her decision to let 16-year-old Ethan Couch off with no jail time for his role in the deaths of four individuals would fade from public consciousness she was sorely mistaken. There has been uproar over the ruling, which came earlier this month, just six months after the chain wreck Couch admitted he caused when he ran his Ford pickup truck off the side of a road in Fort Worth, Texas. At the source of the outrage is the reasoning behind the judge’s sentence of 10 years’ probation and rehabilitation at a swanky California treatment center that costs an estimated $450,000 annually. His parents will simply pick up the tab. Dr. G. Dick Miller, a clinical psychologist based in Bedford, Texas testified at the behest of defense attorneys Reagan Wynn and Scott Brown, and alleged Couch should not face jail time because he suffered from “affluenza,” a term he created to describe a lack of understanding for consequences due to an affluent childhood and the influence parents who gave the teen everything but punishments for bad behavior. In response to Boyd’s ruling, more than 20,000 U.S. residents have signed their names to a Change.org petition pleading with Gov. Rick Perry to remove Boyd from the bench- even though she’s not seeking reelection and will retire in 2014. Aside from the lives of 24-year old Breanna Mitchell, Brian Jennings, 41, Shelby Boyles, 21, and her mother, Hollie Boyles, 41, the collision Couch triggered left Sergio Molina, now 16, brain damaged and paralyzed after being thrown from the bed of Couch’s truck with another teen. According to information released by the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, Couch was throwing a party at his parent’s second home when he decided to go to a Burleson Wal-Mart to steal alcohol with friends. Moments before midnight on Jun. 15, Couch’s truck struck four pedestrians on the side of the road: the group included Mitchell, whose car was disabled, and the three individuals who pulled over to offer help. According to statements released by the district attorney’s office, Couch’s blood alcohol concentration that night was .24three times more than the legal limit for adults who are permitted to drink. Couch gambled- and won. Boyd wasn’t as lenient in other decisions. In the case of an unidentified 14-year-old boy who punched, at random, Mark Gregory, who weighed just 106 pounds and just one inch over five feet. Gregory fell to the ground, hit his head on the pavement, and

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Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd Selected Alabama State U. President

Alabama State University’s (ASU) Board of Trustees Dec. 20 selected Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, ASU alum and a former Delta Sigma Theta national president, to be the next ASU president. The board vote to offer the position to Dr. Boyd was unanimous, according to school officials. She will be the first woman to hold the position in the school’s 146-year history. Alabama-born, she earned her bachelor’s degree from ASU in 1977 in mathematics. She received a fellowship to attend Yale University’s School of Engineering in New Haven, Conn., becoming the school’s first African American woman to receive an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering in 1979. The board voted Dec. 20 after interviewing three finalists at the Montgomery university. The other finalists were retired Brigadier Gen. Dr. Gwendolyn Samuel Nichols and Democratic state Sen. Boyd Quinton Ross.

Fats Domino Named Mardi Gras ‘Honorary Grand Marshal’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The music of rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame performer Fats Domino will “float” through the streets of New Orleans this Carnival season. Domino, 85, has been named honorary grand marshal of the Krewe of Orpheus, the star-studded Carnival club that traditionally parades the night before Mardi Gras. Although he won’t be riding in the March 3 parade, his eldest son, Antoine Domino III, is expected to ride on a float equipped with a piano and speakers to perform his father’s greatest hits, such as “Blue Monday,” ‘’The Fat Man,” ‘’Blueberry Hill” and “Walking to New Orleans.” Other family members are expected to ride and throw coastersize, gold-record doubloons and other Fats Domino-themed trinkets from the float.

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Obama Commutes Harsh Sentences for 8 Drug Convictions Crack Convictions Treated Harsher Than Powder Convictions By Nedra Pickler Associated Press President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight people he said were serving unduly harsh drug sentences in the most expansive use yet of his power to free inmates. All eight were sentenced under old federal guidelines that treated convictions for crack cocaine offenses harsher than those involving the powder form of the drug. Obama also pardoned 13 others for various crimes. The president signed the Fair Sentencing Act in 2010 to cut penalties for crack cocaine offenses in order to reduce the disparity. But the act addressed only new cases, not old ones. Obama said those whose sentences he commuted Thursday have served at least 15 years in prison, many under mandatory minimums that required judges to impose long sentences even if they didn’t think the time fit the crime. “If they had been sentenced under the current law, many of them would have already served their time and paid their debt to society,” Obama said in a written statement. “Instead, because of a disparity in the law that is now recognized as unjust, they remain in

prison, separated from their families and their communities, at a cost of millions of taxpayer dollars each year.” Obama ordered that most of the prisoners end their sentences on April 17. That includes 39-year-old Reynolds A. Wintersmith Jr. of Rockford, Ill., who was a teenager when he was sentenced in 1994 to life in prison for selling crack. His attorney, MiAngel Cody, said in a telephone interview that the judge told Wintersmith that giving such a sentence for a first-time offender gave him pause, but he had no choice under the law. Cody notified Wintersmith of the commutation in a phone call Thursday and said his elated client responded, “I intend to make President Obama proud.” In the previous five years of his presidency, Obama had only commuted one drug sentence

“Commuting the sentences of these eight Americans is an important step toward restoring fundamental ideals of justice and fairness.”

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Only and complete their terrific weekend. “I wanted to wait until we saw how the game went,” Nelson said. “A loss was going to be a little bit of a different situation. Now that the game went so well, we’ll find something to do.” Only, who was born in prison and raised in foster care, stood up in front of a church congregation in St. Petersburg, Fla., in October and boldly declared that he would “take anyone” to adopt him.

“Old or young, Dad or Mom, black, white, purple, I don’t care,” he said. “And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be.” When Nelson heard about Only’s story, he immediately called his publicist to try to set up a meeting. Only, who has been featured on various news programs, will receive a chance at his dream as he’ll spend the holidays with prospective adoptive parents. Nelson and Only had a long discussion Saturday about the boy’s life, and how

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have not yet been formally arraigned. It wasn’t immediately clear if they had attorneys, and their home phone numbers weren’t listed. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray attributes the swift arrest to “good old-fashioned police work” and leads from the public. “The sheer senselessness of this case outraged people from

four suspects arrived at the mall in a Chevrolet Suburban. Two left together in the Suburban, and two left in the Friedlands’ SUV, Murray said. Authorities did not disclose the relationship between the suspects. No weapon was recovered, Murray said. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, who attended Saturday’s news conference

“Murray said the crime appeared to have been motivated by the particular type of vehicle the suspects had been looking for.” Millburn to Newark,” Murray said, referring to towns in Essex County, whose borders encompass crime-plagued Newark to the east as well as Millburn, Short Hills and other affluent suburbs to the west. Murray said the crime appeared to have been motivated by the particular type of vehicle the suspects had been looking for. The carjacking occurred just as Friedland and his wife, Jamie Schare Friedland, were ending a shopping trip. Mourners at Friedland’s funeral Wednesday said he had just opened the door of the SUV for his wife when he was shot. His wife was unharmed. Friedland had a law degree from Syracuse University and was project manager at his family’s heating and air conditioning and heating company. “We are very grateful to the Essex County Police and all of the local authorities for pursuing this so vigorously,” Jamie Schare Friedland said in a statement issued Saturday afternoon. Investigators believe the

with local, state and federal authorities, said a multiagency task force set up three years ago to combat “an epidemic of carjacking” in Essex County had helped lead to arrests in the case. There were 416 carjackings last year in Essex County, a 44 percent increase from 2010. Nearly 300 carjackings were reported through July 31 of this year, according to the county prosecutor’s office. More than $40,000 was offered for information leading to the arrest of the killers in this case.

and pardoned 39 people. A pardon forgives a crime without erasing the conviction, typically after the sentence has been served. A commutation leaves the conviction and ends the punishment. Groups that advocate for prisoners have criticized Obama for being stingy with his power — George W. Bush granted 189 petitions for pardon and 11 for commutations, while Bill Clinton granted 396 for pardon and 61 for commutations. White House officials say Obama had only approved a single commutation petition among more than –Pres. Obama 8,000 received because it’s the only one that had been given a positive recommendation by the Justice Department. According to one senior Obama aide, the president expressed frustration that he wasn’t receiving more positive recommendations. So early this year White House counselor Kathryn Ruemmler approached Deputy Attorney General James Cole, who overseas the Office of the Pardon Attorney, and asked them to take a hard look at the clemency petitions filed by convicts for any that might have merit, given the change in the drug sentencing law. The Justice Department responded this fall by presenting the White House with the 21 recommendations for clemency. Ruemmler oversaw an independent analysis and turned over detailed memos on the cases to the president, who signed off on them all, according to White House officials. The old sentencing guidelines subjected tens of thousands of blacks to long prison terms for crack cocaine convictions while giving far more lenient sentences to those caught with powder who were more likely to be white. It was enacted in 1986 when crack cocaine use was rampant and considered a

his birth mother died last June. The moving experience helped the wide receiver get focused for the game against the Browns. “It just changed perspective for me,” Nelson said. “Today, I was able to play loose and play free and let the game come to me and not try to stress or press about my performance and how many catches I was going to have. “It all seemed meaningless after the conversation we had yesterday.”

particularly violent drug. Under that law, a person convicted of possessing five grams of crack cocaine got the same mandatory prison term as someone with 500 grams — 100 times — of powder cocaine. The Fair Sentencing Act reduced the ratio to about 18-1 and eliminated a five-year mandatory minimum for first-time possession of crack. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, called on Obama to do more. “Kudos to President Obama for commuting these eight people, but shame on the president for not commuting many more. With over 100,000 people still in federal prison on nonviolent drug charges, clearly thousands more are deserving of the same freedom,” he said. White House officials say he doesn’t believe that clemency can be a solution on a large scale, because it’s such a time intensive process and there are thousands of federal inmates affected. The Obama administration wants to make the Fair Sentencing Act retroactive, and the president called on Congress to act in the new year. “Commuting the sentences of these eight Americans is an important step toward restoring fundamental ideals of justice and fairness,” Obama said. “But it must not be the last. In the new year, lawmakers should act on the kinds of bipartisan sentencing reform measures already working their way through Congress. Together, we must ensure that our taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, and that our justice system keeps its basic promise of equal treatment for all.” In August, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a major shift in federal sentencing policies, targeting long mandatory terms that he said have flooded the nation’s prisons with low-level drug offenders and diverted crimefighting dollars that could be far better spent. As a first step, Holder has instructed federal prosecutors to stop charging many nonviolent drug defendants with offenses that carry mandatory minimum sentences. His next step will be working with a bipartisan group in Congress to give judges greater discretion in sentencing.


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Alleged Prince George’s County Woman Fire Starter Charged By AFRO Staff A Jan. 6 preliminary hearing date has been set for a woman accused of torching a building in Prince George’s County. According to authorities, Louise Blount is a fire starter. That is unusual because the overwhelming majority of people who start fires are men, experts said. Blount, 59, was arrested Dec.13. She is charged with first degree arson, second degree arson and first degree malicious burning in connection with a fire that damaged an apartment building in the 2100 block of Alice Avenue in Oxon Hill on Dec. 7. She faces a maximum of 55 years in prison if convicted. Blount is currently held on $100,000 at the Prince George’s County jail in Upper Marlboro. According to court records, Blount, has no fixed address.

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22 Year-Old Black Student Elected to Mississippi House of Representatives By Blair Adams AFRO Staff Writer

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Jeramey Anderson, a 22-year-old African American college student, was sworn in Dec. 6 as a member of the Mississippi House, becoming the youngest person in history to be elected to a House seat in the state. Anderson, a Democrat and senior at Tulane University, defeated Aneice Liddell, the former mayor of Moss Point, Mississippi. Voters in that southern Mississippi town of about 14,000 were selecting a replacement to fill the unexpired term of incumbent House member Billy Broomfield, who left the House to defeat Liddell in an earlier race for Moss Point mayor. Anderson won a runoff election Nov. 26 with over 61 percent of the vote while Liddell polled less than 40 at percent. The runoff was triggered when none of the five candidates in the Nov. 5 general election won a majority. Anderson told a WLOX reporter that he believes his social media push provided the edge that got him elected. “I felt that with that position opening up I felt like my service would be better off in that capacity than in a local position. It goes back to looking at the opportunities that are presented to me and going with that,” he said in an interview with The Washington Post. The 22-year-old said in an interview with The Sun Herald that he would complete his undergraduate coursework through online

Francis Tiafoe trains at the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) in College Park, Md. But after winning an international tennis competition recently, his name is being heralded around the world. Tiafoe, 15, became the youngest winner ever when he took top honors Dec. 15 at the Metropolia Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships in Plantation, Fla. The win places him among the elite of young players in the history of tennis. Previous winners include former international adult tennis phenoms John McEnroe, Andy Roddick and Roger Federer. Tiafoe, who stands 6’1” and weighs 165 pounds,

defeated Pembroke, Fla. resident Stefan Kozlov 7-6 , 0-6, 6-3. According to ABC News, it marked the first “allAmerica Orange Bowl boys’ final since 2004” and the first time two 15-year-old boys had faced each other in the finals of the singles competition in the 67 years the tournament has been held. A win in the boys’ 18-andunder Orange Bowl competition has kick-started untold success for the best respected players in men’s professional tennis. Bjorn Borg won it. Jim Courier was a champion there. So was Ivan Lendl. Tiafoe told the Washington Post: “It’s unbelievable. To be one of the winners of this

Prince George’s Junior Sensation Francis Tiafoe Makes Tennis History

Francis Tiafoe became the youngest winner ever at the Metropolia Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships.

classes January through August while the Legislature is in session. “I’m going to do what needs to be done,” he said. “The people of this district come first, and I will manage the two,” he said of juggling academics and lawmaking. Anderson said high on his legislative agenda is making sure residents in his district are not “priced out of flood insurance. ” The town was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He said he also will home in on increasing funding for education and increasing teacher’s pay. Anderson said, “We focus too highly on standardized testing,” he said. “We teach students to memorize the answers to specific questions and ideas, but what we don’t teach them is how it is they got those answers. We need to get back to the foundation of understanding why things are what they are. I think it would improve out education system.” Anderson is a native of Moss Point, Miss. He said his interest in politics was “sparked” after attending a political camp while he was a junior in high school. “I’ve had contact with several different Republicans locally. And everybody in general is just excited to have a different perspective in the House. I don’t see party lines. I want to do what’s best for my district and do what’s best for this state, before I see an R or a D behind somebody’s name,” said Anderson.

tournament is something I’ll never forget for the rest of my life.” Tiafoe’s success spotlights the JTCC program at College Park, which started in 1998. “The JTCC will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2014 with one player having achieved a top-100 ranking on the ATP Tour, one player ranked No. 1 in intercollegiate tennis, and now the youngest winner of the Orange Bowl,” said Ray Benton, JTCC’s chief executive officer, in a statement. “In addition, and most importantly, JTCC graduates have earned millions in college scholarships.” Benton credited JTCC founder Ken Brody’s

“generosity” in bringing the facility to fruition and the staff for creating champions out of talented young people. The JTCC was tapped as the 2013 Facility & Organization of the Year by the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA). The facility is a 501(c)(3) organization. It is equipped with 32 courts and operates after school and summer programs. Tiafoe’s win comes as U.S. tennis officials are attempting to bring up a new batch of championship-caliber players. The last American man to win a grand slam in tennis-victory in all four major tennis tournaments--is Roddick in 2013.

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Light at the End of the Tunnel in the AIDS Battle By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO The Promised Land is in sight—though the view is somewhat hazy—for HIV/ AIDS activists, victims, government and others who hope for an end to the epidemic. “We are at a very important juncture in the trajectory of the AIDS epidemic. We now have the tools to end this disease,” said Phill Wilson, founder, president and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute. Major strides in prevention technologies and approaches,

including scientific breakthroughs in treatment, has brought the United States closer to defeating the scourge of HIV/AIDS, experts said. “Prevention has really helped us rethink what we can do to end this disease,” said Michael Kaplan, CEO, AIDS United, a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to ending the epidemic. Among the proven HIV prevention methods, experts said, were increased HIV testing and linkage to care, access to condoms, prevention programs for people with high risk of HIV infection and those who are already

HIV-positive, substance abuse treatment and access to sterile syringes. Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea, which increase the chances of acquiring and transmitting HIV, have also proven effective. Most promising is the impact of HIV medications such as antiretrovirals, which have proven effective in reducing mother-to-child transmissions and reducing the HIV viral loads in infected persons, which reduces the chances of transmission to someone else by 96 percent, according to data from the

Condoms: A Pedestrian but Effective HIV Barrier By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO They are innocuous looking, but those square, multicolored foil-wrapped condoms can be a gift of life to those who may be at risk of contracting HIV. They are old-school and not as sexy as the new technologies and approaches to defeating the spread of HIV, such as antiretroviral medications, but condoms work, experts say. “Condoms continue to be an extremely effective mechanism for protecting against

HIV infection,” said Phill Wilson, founder, CEO and president of the Black AIDS Institute. Research has shown that increasing the availability of condoms is associated with significant reductions in HIV risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If used correctly during every sexual encounter, male condoms are 98 percent effective. HIV, like other sexually transmitted diseases, is transmitted when infected

urethral or vaginal secretions contact mucosal (or moist) surfaces that line the inside of the body, such as in the male urethra, the vagina, or cervix. Latex condoms provide an essentially impermeable barrier to genital secretions that transmit STD-causing pathogens, laboratory tests show. Latex is formulated from rubber, tapped from trees in Brazil, Southeast Asia or West Africa, according to an article on Howstuffworks.com. During the factory process other ingredients such as antifungal and antibacterial compounds; zinc oxide and sulfur, which help make the rubber more durable; ammonia, an anticoagulant; potassium laurate, a stabilizer and other preservatives and pigments. Water is also added to determine the condoms’ thickness -- the more water, the thinner the condom. More recently condoms have been produced from polyurethane or polyisoprene, extremely strong materials that allow for thinner condoms. They are ideal for people who are allergic to latex. Water-based lubricants are safe to use with all types of condoms. Oil-based lubricants, such as moisturizer, lotion and petroleum jelly, can make latex condoms less effective, but they are safe to use with condoms made from polyurethane or polyisoprene.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When taken immediately after exposure to the virus, antiretrovirals also reduce the risk of infection (postexposure prophylaxis). And, when taken by HIV-negative individuals who are at high risk of infection, such medications have proven effective in reducing that risk (pre-exposure prophylaxis). Campaigns to educate the public about HIV—how it can be prevented and treated— has also proven effective in mitigating the disease’s impact, experts said. “You have to salute the Department of Health and Human Services and state health departments who did a great job of marketing this information,” said Dr. Sohail Rana, who treats pediatric HIV/AIDS patients and is a professor of pediatrics at Howard University College of Medicine. Due to those efforts, since the height of the epidemic in the mid-1980s, the annual number of new infections in the U.S. has dropped by more than two-thirds from about 130,000 to 50,000, according to the CDC’s “National HIV Prevention Progress Report,” which was released this month. More recently, from 2008

to 2010, new HIV infections decreased 15 percent among heterosexuals, 21 percent among African-American women, and 22 percent among injection drug users. Also promising was a decline in the HIV transmission rate, which decreased about 9 percent from 2006-2010. And testing efforts succeeded in increasing the percentage of people living with HIV who know their status from 80.9 percent to 84.2 percent, which means that 5 out of 6 people living with HIV in 2010 knew their status. While the nation has taken strides toward reaching the 2015 benchmarks established in the Obama administration’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy, however, many challenges remain. The number of new infections has “flatlined” at about 50,000 per year over the past decade or so, Kaplan

said. Additionally, while more people are aware of their HIV status, there are an estimated 180,000 people in the U.S. living with an undiagnosed HIV infection. Racial/ethnic disparities persist—African Americans, particularly Black women, continue to bear the brunt of the epidemic, accounting for almost half of new infections (44 percent) and almost half (44 percent) of those living with HIV, and they lack access to treatment. Also, new infections remain dauntingly high among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), who account for 63 percent of all new infections. From 2008 to 2010, there was a 12 percent increase in new infections among MSM and a 22 percent increase among young MSM aged 13-24 years.

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The Afro-American, December 28, 2013 - January 3, 2014

COMMUNITY CONNECTION McKinley Tech High Alum Graduates from Basic Military Training

Fairfax, Va. “He exemplifies what passionate and outstanding teaching and professional leadership looks like both in and out of the classroom. I’m heartened that the District has teachers like Mr. Day, who are driven by their vocation to make a positive and lifelong difference in the lives of our children.” Air Force Reserve Airman First Day has been commended by parents and Class Jevon D. Knight graduated Richmond-based textile artist Sonya Clark will bring her colleagues for his innovative teaching style and from basic military training at Joint exhibition “Black and White and Thread All Over” to the student-led assessments and analyses to stimulate Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Fine Art Gallery at George Mason University from Jan. 21 – classroom learning. Since joining Two Rivers Public Antonio, Texas. Feb. 21, 2014. Clark will present a public lecture about the Charter School in 2011 as a mathematics teacher, he The airman completed an exhibition on Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in the gallery, which is located also served in various roles including being a mentor, intensive, eight-week program in the Art and Design Building on Mason’s Fairfax Campus. master teacher, and learning lab facilitator. Moreover, that included training in military This exhibition and lecture is in conjunction with and supported as a Math for America fellow, William conducts discipline and studies, Air Force core by the African and African American Studies program at professional development workshops for early career values, physical fitness, and basic George Mason University in celebration of Black History math teachers in the District and seminars on warfare principles and skills. Month. designing problem-based tasks. Airmen who complete basic Clark explores issues of “The annual District of Columbia Teacher training earn four credits toward an identity, race and culture through of the Year Award is a wonderful opportunity associate in applied science degree her use of textiles, blurring the to recognize the extraordinary efforts our through the Community College of boundary between art and craft. teachers make to ensure student success, the Air Force. By using seemingly simple and Mr. Day is an exemplary model of what Airman Jevon Knight Knight is the son of Kim Corbett materials such as hair and combs, dedicated, talented educators look like in the of Washington, D.C. she weaves through the complex District,” added Acting State Superintendent He is a 2008 graduate of levels of meaning each object Aguirre. “We appreciate his creatively methodical McKinley Technology High School, Washington, D.C. evokes. Pieces in “Black and instruction in the classroom, and mentoring outside White and Thread All Over” of the classroom, which generates a lasting imprint include work from her comb, on students, parents, and peers, and promotes positive hands, and hair series, as well as change for the community.” “White Noise,” a series made of Nominated citywide and representing both DC public Artist Sonya Clark white paper that has been folded in and public charter schools, the District of Columbia a systematic manner so that when In a surprise award presentation on Dec. 20, William Day, Teacher of the Year is selected annually by a panel of unfolded, intricate patterns are a mathematics teacher at Two Rivers Middle Charter School education leaders through an extensive application process created by light and shadow. was honored as the 2014 District of Columbia Teacher of the that includes a written application and essay, interviews and Born in Washington, D.C. and currently residing in Year. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Acting State Superintendent classroom observation. Richmond, Va., Sonya Clark is the chair of the Department of of Education Jesús Aguirre, Public Charter School Board As 2014 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year, Day will Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Executive Director Scott Pearson, and Two Rivers Public represent the District in a variety of educational capacities with She received her B.A. from Amherst College, B.F.A. from Charter School Executive Director Jessica Wodatch presented other state teachers of the year, beginning January 22 – 25 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and M.F.A. from Day with the annual award, which is given to a public school the 2014 State Teacher of the Year Conference in Scottsdale, Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Her work has been teacher in recognition of their outstanding teaching in the Arizona. Along with Day, other finalists were Laurel Horn of exhibited in more than 250 museums and galleries in Europe, District of Columbia and professional leadership within and Thurgood Marshall Academy and William Taylor of Wheatley Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and throughout the beyond the classroom. Educational Campus. The DC Teacher of the Year and finalists United States. Clark is the recipient of many prestigious awards “Today, I am proud to recognize Mr. Day’s commitment will also attend a February State Board of Education public and residencies, including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation to his students, to his school and to the District of Columbia meeting to be formally recognized with other DC statewide Award, a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, and, most with the D.C. Teacher of the Year award,” said Mayor Gray. educator award winners. recently, a United States Artist Fellowship.

Textile Artist Sonya Clark to Premier New Exhibition at George Mason University

Two Rivers Charter School Instructor William Day Named D.C. Teacher of the Year

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Keeping Christ in Christmas I popped into my local post office to get my Christmas stamps and was offered one celebrating Kwanzaa, one featuring holiday baubles, and another picturing gingerbread houses. Where’s the Madonna with the Christ Child, I asked myself. Feeling miffed, I left without purchasing any stamps. What Jesus Christ stands for has been removed from Margaret D. Pagan the institution of marriage, from the conception of children, from prayer in schools, and I don’t know what all else. Had even the U. S. Postal Service now removed Christ from Christmas? How disappointing! But, before I began an angry crusade against the post office, I decided to do some checking. So I inquired of the agency and learned that revered scenes from the Christmas story, including vignettes of the Madonna and Child, had been issued by the U.S. Postal Service at least since 1966 when first class postage cost five cents! Checking 2008 and the following years, I saw that the agency created a stamp from the painting called Virgin and Child with the Young John the Baptist by the Italian master Sandro Botticelli when the cost of first-class postage had climbed to 42 cents. Botticelli painted it for an orphanage in Florence in the late 1400s. It is now in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio. The Madonna and Sleeping Child by Italian Baroque painter, Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato, was chosen for 2009. Sassoferrato spent much of his career painting Madonna

and Child portraits for his patrons. This one is displayed at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif., which, along with its surrounding acreage, was donated to the state by William Randolph Hearst decades ago. The Postal Service reprinted this stamp in 2010 raising the price from 42 to 44 cents. The Christmas stamp for 2011 and 2012 presents a detail from the Madonna of the Candelabra by Raphael, the gifted painter and master of the Italian High Renaissance, completed in 1513. You can see the full painting at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Md. This forever stamp is good for mailing one-ounce first class mail anytime in the future regardless of price changes. And so, in keeping with its tradition, the U.S. Postal Service did indeed issue a stamp featuring the Madonna and Child in 2013. It simply must not have been available at the time I visited my branch. This Virgin and Child stamp by Jan Gossaert features a detail of Gossaert’s 1531 oil-on-wood painting entitled Virgin and Child. He is credited with being one of the first artists to bring the innovations of the Italian Renaissance to Europe. The person responsible for bringing the work of several of

Where Bipartisanship is Out of Order

Former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole was recently presented with an award that is named after him. The World Food Program USA’s first George McGovern and Bob Dole Leadership Award, is named after him and his friend and colleague The two teamed up in the 1970s to make food stamps easier to get and use. Today, Republicans Julianne Malveaux in Congress have been adamant that food stamps should be cut. Dole, a conservative, and McGovern, a liberal, were not always on the same page about poverty, government programs, and food stamps. Were they both in the Senate now, they would likely share the commitment to reduce or eliminate hunger and yet they might not agree on how much should be spent on the challenge. But surely, neither would be of the mind to cut the food stamps program as significantly as the Republicans of the 113th Congress would like to cut them. The GOP plan wants reductions of at least $40 billion over 10 years, eliminating about 4 million families from the program. 

Bipartisan relationships like those that Senators Dole and McGovern shared are rare these days because party lines have been so tightly drawn. Thus, while some will celebrate the budget proposal of Sen. Patti Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that will prevent future government shutdowns (that is, as long as there is agreement on debt ceiling), I am among those that decry the hollow victory in the passage of this budget. It is better than nothing, but still quite disgraceful. While the food stamp program was once paired with the Farm Bill in a way to create a “something for everyone” bipartisan approach, the uncoupled two bills allow farmers to gain while hungry people don’t.  Still, failure to adjust aspects of the farm bill may cause milk prices to rise before Congress returns to work in January.  No matter.  Republicans in Congress seem to subscribe to the Marie Antoinette theory of food distribution: “Let them eat cake.”  No worries for the hungry or the poor.  They just, says Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) “have to get a job.” While budget-lite passed, the unemployment insurance extension did not. On Dec. 28, 1.3 million long-term unemployed people will collect their last check unless new legislation is passed in January. Congress says it “might” look at retroactive benefits.   Paul apparently does not read the monthly employment situation, released last week by the Labor Department. While it indicated that the unemployment rate dropped

Waiting for ‘Someday’ We shall overcome, we shall overcome, We shall overcome someday; Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, We shall overcome someday.

Jineea Butler

With 2014 right around the corner, I wonder what is the target date for someday? When I sing the song I feel vibrations from the ancestors who owned it when they sang and brought down walls like Joshua and the Battle of Jericho. It’s inspirational, it’s therapeutic and it’s powerful for a group of people to sing, pray and believe in one accord.  For instance, in August 1963, 22-year-old folksinger Joan Baez, led a crowd of 300,000 in singing “We Shall Overcome” at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. recited the words from “We Shall Overcome” in his final speech  delivered in Memphis in 1968, before his assassination, “We Shall Overcome” was sung days later by more than 50,,000 attendees at Dr. King’s funeral.  Farm workers in the United States later sang the song in Spanish during strikes and grape boycotts of the late 1960s, and

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it was notably sung by the Sen. Robert F. Kennedy when he led anti-apartheid crowds in choruses from the rooftop of his car while touring South Africa in 1966. In many ways, we have overcome. You should never forget that those who dreamed the first dreams of freedom dreamed us all the way into the presidency of the United States. But the reality is that we are further behind than we were in those times.  And we know it.  We are being outperformed in every area except sports and Hip Hop.  And Hip Hop is now on the edge. Why does it seem like we are the only race without a plan, the only race that looks at one another and despises the beauty they see? Why are we the only race that tries to undermine one another for capital gain?  Is this by design or did we evolve into this state of consciousness?          We have to stop making excuses for everything that is wrong and just make it right.  We are not living up to our fullest potential and, again, we know it.  Dig deep within yourself and take off the mask, allow the layers and layers of defense mechanisms to fall to the wayside and have the courage to look the real you in the face.  Have the courage to be greater than your best self. 

these great artists to the postage stamp is Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, Ariz. We salute him. Well, now I can better enjoy my Christmas knowing that Christ is still a part of it in the eyes of our venerable U.S. Postal Service. Please enjoy yours as well! Stamps may be viewed at www.beyondtheperf.com or www. uspsstamps.com. Margaret D. Pagan is a writing instructor, historian and author.

to 7 percent in November, it also reported that more than 4 million people have been unemployed for more than half a year. Additionally, the alternative measures of unemployment, which include part time and discouraged workers, suggest that real unemployment is 13.2 percent (and 25 percent for African Americans).  Where are these unemployed people supposed to find jobs when the federal government has removed itself from the job creation business even as our infrastructure continues to fray? The unemployment insurance extension would cost $26 billion for two years.  Budget balancers say that’s too much and pushes the federal budget into further deficit.  The unwillingness to assist those considered “collateral damage” in our broken economy has less to do with fiscal responsibility than with the “get a job, let them eat cake” mentality embraced by so many tea party Republicans. To fully applaud the Murray/Paul budget is like applauding people for saying hello.  It is a tenuous bipartisanship, a compromise achieved on the backs of the hungry and the unemployed.   The Murray/Paul budget is an example of the devolution of bipartisanship from the days when two men reached across the aisle to figure out how to reduce the amount of food insecurity in our nation. Julianne Malveaux, President Emerita of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C., is a Washington, D.C.-based economist and writer.

Do you wonder why more and more people are expressing their contempt for African-Americans in this country? Is it purely hate or is it how we carry ourselves?  Is it how we talk to one another? How we talk to our children? What if we bring up the content of our character, if we were judged on that alone, how would we do?  As we mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela, think about the path that this great man chose to follow for himself and the liberation of his people.  He has overcome. Think about the path that you currently follow and why.  Are you anywhere near the man or woman you should be in faith and in truth?  Are you making up your own rules based on how you feel and how you have been hurt?  Are you an asset or dead weight to the race?  Be honest.   When will someday arrive? I have raised a lot of questions, but there is a simple answer? It will arrive when we decide it’s going to get here. Jineea Butler is a Hip Hop Analyst who investigates the trends and behaviors of the She can be reached at jineea@ gmail.com or Tweet her at @flygirlladyjay  

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December 28, 2013 - January 3, 2014, The Afro-American

Dr. Andrew Ray, Grand Basileus, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, was the guest as the Gamma Pi chapter hosted its 40th annual Achievement Week Dinner and Awards program at the Prince Georges Ballroom, Glenarden Md. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), state Sen. Ulysses Currie, state Del. Aisha Braveboy and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker were also on hand to help the Ques recognize several residents for their service to Prince George’s County.

Members of Gamma Pi Chapter with the Grand Basileus of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Dr. Andrew Ray

Brothers Milton Harrison, William Smith, Chair, Planning Committee and Tony Lee, MC

Standing: Sondra Kendrick and Antoinette Corbin-Taylor;

Some of the charter members of Gamma Pi Chapter with Dr. Andrew Ray (center) Damien Goins, Devon Williams, Laneka Allison and Richard Allison

Seated: Deborah Mahdi, Mona Calhoun and Mary Lockcamy-High Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Ambassador Teddy Taylor, Prince George’s County Del. Aisha Braveboy (D-25) and AFRO Newspaper General Manager Edgar Brookins Standing: Rodney and Jesehe Beverly (Seated), Robert Woller, Laverne Day, Deborah and Gregory Goins, and Rochelle and Curtis Bagby

Asa Marie Cook, Student Athlete of the Year and Carolyn Mills-Matthews, Citizen of the Year

Honorees: Bro. Damien Goins; Carolyn Mills-Mathews; Bro. Gordon Everett, Sr.; Asa Marie Cook; Bro. James Alexander and Ambassador (Bro) Teddy Taylor

Brother Brian K. Long, Chapter Basileus, Dr. Andrew Ray, Grand Basileus and Brother Ben Jeffers, Assistant to Dr. Ray

The Browning family: Andre Davis, Candace Davis, Imani Davis (baby), Honoree, Rev. Dr. Jo Anne Browning and Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker enters the ballroom

Some other queens at the pageant: Colby Muhammed, Miss Teen DC United States; Candiace Dillard, Miss United States 2013; Denyse Gordon, Ms Veteran America 2012 and La Shawn White, Miss Capital City United States 2014

Dr. Harrison Foy, Dr. Sauyrette Williams-Foy and Mari-Ashli Foy Brother Tony Lee, Brother William Smith, Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Browning, Religious Leader of the Year and Brian Long, Chapter Basileus

Brother Gordan Sampson, Brother Ulysses Currie, MD State Senator, Rep. Donna Edwards(D-MD), Dr.(Brother) Mickey Burnim, President, Bowie State University and Rev. Dr.(Brother) Grainger Browning

Past Basileis of Gamma Pi Chapter

D.C.’s Renaissance Hotel was teeming with beauty as contestants vied recently for the titles Miss D.C. USA and Miss D.C. Teen USA posing a tough task for the five judges. Ciera Nicole Butts was crowned Miss DC USA and Dominick Fink was named Miss DC Teen USA And the winner is: before a Ciera Nicole Butt, packed ballMiss DC USA 2014 room.

Contestants during the evening gown competition

The newly crowned queens and the pageant director, Carla Crawford

Miss DC USA Teen contestants in their evening gown competition

Monica Haynes and Jay Kingsley Ibeh The Queen, Ciera Nicole Butt and the Runner Ups

Miss DC USA, Ciera Nicole Butts 2014 with her friends and supporters

Mistress of Ceremonies Sunni and Kamie Crawford The finalists for Miss DC USA 2014

And the winner is Dominick Fink, Miss DC Teen USA 2014 Miss DC Teen USA finalists

Kamie Crawford(with microphone in hand), Carla Crawford, pageant director giving “gifts” to Jessica Frith and Despina Ades, Miss DC USA 2013 and Miss DC Teen USA 2013 respectively

Contestants during the swimsuit competition

Photos by Rob Roberts

Finalist Jessica Bermudez (center) during the Q & A phase of the competition


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The Afro-American, December 28, 2013 - January 3, 2014

My Take Economic Development and the African-American Culture By Lyn Hughes For the past 18 years I have devoted my life to working in what I later discovered is the area of Cultural Economic Development. My understanding of that enterprise, however, didn’t emerge until 2006 when I was forced to pick a topic for my doctoral dissertation. Through my research, I realized that what I had been doing all that time was carving out a niche through which I could inform people in the Black community what the rest of the world already knew and had been capitalizing on for a very long time. This crystallized into a realization: Black Culture Sells. And it is a very profitable commodity. I had battled to include Black people in the development of the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum and the Pullman community, to awaken community pride and civic consciousness. It took 20 years of promoting the legacy left by the Pullman porters for me to see the manifestation of that self-interest. Unfortunately, during this time, we sat and watched everyone else benefit from the packaging and selling of our cultural product not only regarding the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum but across the board. The play, Pullman Porter Blues, is an excellent example. The Goodman Theatre in Chicago did a fantastic job of selling Black culture in what was a wonderful production of the play. I am certain the box office is very happy. The question is how did the Black community benefit? African Americans should be the primary beneficiary of the sale of our cultural product. We only need to be who we are and to perfect ways to sell our culture to the broader public.

This then allows us to control the packaging and dissemination of our own cultural product. It seems to me that we need to educate our community on this concept so that we can begin to create and develop the required vehicles to distribute that product. Another example of cultural economic development is happening right now. In Chicago, the buzz about the National Park Service and the historic Pullman museum is being co-opted by entities where the Pullman porter name was never even uttered. Let me be very clear before someone attacks me as being prejudiced. In every American city there is a Chinatown. The customers who patronize those businesses are not all Asian. Get the point? Some in the younger generation seem to have grasped this. Consider Sean Combs who just launched his own music network, Revolt TV, using the distribution vehicles of Comcast and Time Warner cable. It is not about separating ourselves from any other group, because inclusion is the key to success. It is about you benefiting from your own natural platform. Dr. Lyn Hughes is the founder of the A. Phillip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum in Chicago. She can be reached at drhughes@aprpullmanportermuseum.org My Take is a social commentary feature that allows AFRO readers to share their insight into a range of topics. Please submit your 250-450 word entries, with My Take typed into the subject field, to editor@afro.com. Include your name, age, occupation and daytime phone number. The AFRO reserves the right to edit or reject any entry.


December 28, 2013 - January 3, 2014, The Afro-American

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28th Annual Olender Awards Honor Unsung Hero, Generous Heart, Peacemaker The Jack and Lovell Olender Foundation honored several people of varying degrees of fame but all consistent doers of good, Dec. 1, in the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center. The Unsung Hero Award was received by the “The RealLife Butler” Eugene Charles Allen represented by his son Charles Allen. It was presented by Wil Haygood who first wrote about the butler and maitre’d who served eight presidents of the United States and by Sheila Johnson who headed the financial group that produced and financed the movie The Butler which is showing across the U.S. and Internationally. Johnson was cofounder of BET (Black Entertainment Television). The Olender Foundation grant in honor of the Allens was made at Charles Allen’s request to two programs at Cardozo

High School which he attended in the early 1960’s. When the award was presented, he was accompanied on stage by the principal of Cardozo, Dr. Tanya Roane, Shirley McCall, director of Transtem Academy, and Shelly Karriem, director of Academy of Construction and Design at Cardozo Education Campus. The Peacemaker Award was presented to Sargent Shriver, the founder of the Peace Corps, represented by his son Mark Shriver who wrote the bestselling book A Good Man about his father and follows in his footsteps. The award was presented by Colman McCarthy, Sargent Shriver’s speechwriter and close friend, who received the same award in 1995. The Generous Heart Award went to Beverly Perry, retired

vice president of Pepco and the chairman of the board of the African American Civil War Memorial. The grant in her honor went to the African American Civil War Memorial and she was accompanied on stage by Dr. Frank Smith, founder of the memorial and former D.C. councilmember. The presentation was made to Attorney Perry by Rep. James Clyburn and Kim Keenan, general counsel of the NAACP. Re-enactor Civil War soldiers escorted the singing group “Colorz” who led the entire theater of 300 attendees in “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Six law students from Howard University and six from UDC Dave Clarke Law School received the Earl H. Davis Award and scholarships for their success in the study of law and their dedication to public interest law.

The 10 Best Black Books of 2013 (Non-Fiction) 1. (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race Edited by Yaba Blay, Ph.D. with photography by Noelle Theard

Gorgeous Natural Hair by Nikki Walton with Ernessa T. Carter Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson by Barbara Ransby

Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire by Andrea Stuart Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

2. Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities by Craig Steven Wilder 3. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell 4. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Dr. Donald Yacovone

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch Harlem Nocturne by Farah

Jasmine Griffin

Life upon These Shores by Henry Louis Gates Jim Crow Wisdom by Jonathan Scott Holloway

Boomerangs to Arrows by Sharon Norris Elliott

The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires by Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D.

Self-Inflicted Wounds by Aisha Tyler

Raising the Bar by Gabrielle Douglas

The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership by Reverend Al Sharpton

Harlem Street Portraits by Harvey Stein

A Matter of Life or Death: Why Black Men Must Save Black Boys in America’s Public Schools Edited by Dr. Michael W. Nellums and Dr. Walter Milton, Jr.

The Lace Wig Bible: How to Style, Care & Maintain Lace Wigs by Morgan R. Gantt

Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush by Eric Draper Guiou: The Other Blacks by Gloria J. Arnold

Where Did Our Love Go? Love and Relationships in the African-American Community Edited by Gil L. Robertson, IV Shattered Mirrors: Broken in Plain Sight by Karl Allen Griggs

PHD to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life by Dr. Elaine Richardson 240 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap by M. Donnell Tenner, M.Ed. Journey to the Woman I’ve Come to Love: Affirmations from Women Who Have Fallen in Love with Themselves by Miki Turner God’s Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens by Reverend Romal Tune Soul Recovery: 12 Keys to Healing Addiction by Ester Nicholson My Guide to Love & Romance by Mama Jones

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What’s Next for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers? By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk Fresh off his return from an Achilles injury, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is on the mend again, this time with a fractured bone in his left knee. At age 35, Bryant was averaging just less than 14 points per game to go along with 6.3 assists as the Lakers had inserted him in their point guard role with several other guards dinged up. With now another major injury to deal with as he enters the twilight of his career, where does Bryant go from here? The longtime Laker recently signed a $48.5 milliondollar deal for two additional seasons but how will his latest setback impact him as well as the Lakers? Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sports Desk debate the question.

Riley: Bryant’s recent injury doesn’t really change the landscape in Laker Land. With a roster short on talent and tall on salary, Los Angeles is still positioned where they want to be and that’s with tons of cap room as we head into what should be another blockbuster summer. The Lakers weren’t going to compete this season anyway. So the best Bryant can do is take his time rehabbing, come back before the season’s off and work off the rust as he and the Lakers prepare for what should be a pivotal 20142015 season. Green: But at 35-years-old and off two major injuries to his legs, how much will Bryant be able to give the Lakers going forward and will that notion greatly impact a free agent’s decision to join L.A.? It probably will. This was another worse case scenario and the Lakers got it with this latest injury.

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The plan obviously was to bring Kobe back, show that he’s good and head into the summer with cap space and retool for a major run next season featuring Bryant as the star attraction. Well, I hate to break it to Lakers fans, but the Kobe Bryant that we’ve all come to love is done. Finito. Black Mamba down. And I don’t think he will ever be as athletic as he was pre-injury. Bryant will still be a very skilled player. But his super star abilities may be gone forever, healthy or not. Riley: Obviously Bryant’s health will be a key thing to whatever the Lakers decide to do next season but you simply can’t count him out. The prolonged period will not only give that broken bone a chance to heal but his Achilles as well. I wouldn’t put it past Bryant to return to the 20-plus point scorer next season that he’s always been. Acquiring

Carmelo Anthony is even more of a possibility now than it was prior to the season starting, all L.A. has to do is sit back, rest and rehab Bryant, sign a few key pieces for next year and make a run at Anthony. This injury shouldn’t deter Bryant from coming back strong and it shouldn’t deter players from keeping the Lakers in their free agent plans. Green: The pressure to win rings is becoming even more prevalent after LeBron James ran off back-to-back titles. So the sense of the ideal setting is going to weigh heavy in the back of any free agent’s mind. The Lakers have a lot going against them right now and they’ll face another uphill battle with a rapidly aging Bryant trying to return from another knee surgery. I have no doubt that Bryant will return to some kind of acceptable form but will the Lakers? The odds don’t look good.

Sam Lacy: He Made a Difference – Part VI My trips to Florida for spring training and trips to other events requiring air or train travel gave me a sense of independence because Pop was usually on site and I was joining him there. To say I was gaining a sense of independence is a sort of understatement. The correct way of putting my new gained status is to say my actions were writing a check my butt couldn’t cash. A case in point was the trip to Tucson for the Cleveland Indians camp. The Indians had won the pennant with Larry Doby and Pop was instructed to cover this story. I was elated because when the Indians came to Washington to play the Senators, Doby stayed at our house. He was nice enough not to treat me like the pain in the butt I probably was, and I interpreted this as the gaining of a new friend. In those days, you took an overnight train to Chicago (which was quite an adventure for a ten-year-old), and switched to another train for Tucson. On the overnight train I was allowed my freedom, because after all, where could I go? Mickey Vernon was the first baseman for the Indians, and he adopted me on the train. When it came time for me to go to bed, I was missing and Pop was worried. The conductor told Pop I was in the club car with some of the players. When he arrived, I was sitting with my feet propped up on a table, sipping a Shirley Temple. Busted! I spent the rest of that trip on lockdown. It was just as well, because my condition

from all of that travel prompted Pop to introduce me to Pepto-Bismol to settle my stomach. When we disembarked in Tucson, I was dragging my suitcase and clutching my bottle of Pepto. I immediately arrived at the conclusion that Tucson must be the hottest place on the planet. I soon learned that Tucson’s weather was a mixed bag. It was around forty degrees in the morning, prompting chill bumps, but around 10 a.m. the temperature jumped up so fast I thought the thermometer might jump off of the wall. Segregation was still around at the time, and we stayed in an approved home. It was Larry Doby, Minnie Minoso, Pop and me. Mealtime proved to be quite a treat. Watching Minnie pile his plate high and mix everything together was something I had never seen before. It was probably the expression on my face that prompted Minnie to say, “It’s all going to the same place.” When the team would take the field for a little fungo practice, I was always among them. The coach would hit grounders to players who would make the throw to first base. The first baseman would then throw the ball to me who was fielding for the coach. Trust me, you ain’t never had a fire in your hand to equal the heat received from a major league player throwing at you from 120 feet. This was the chore I undertook every day, and through the pain I enjoyed every minute of it. After all, I was hanging with the big dogs.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HOUSING AUTHORITY SOLICITATION NO: 0015-2014 “Preventive Maintenance and Repair Services for HVAC and Water Treatment” The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) is seeking qualified Respondents to provide labor, materials, supplies, equipment, and supervision to maintain uninterrupted Heating Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC) Systems and Water Treatment at various DCHA properties. Solicitation documents will be available at the Issuing Office located at 1133 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 300, Administrative Services/Contracts, Washington, DC 20002-7599, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning on Monday, December 23, 2013. SEALED PROPOSAL RESPONSES are due to the issuing office by COB (8:15am-4:45pm) on Thursday, January 30, 2014. Contact the Issuing Office, LaShawn Mizzell-McLeod on (202)535-1212 or by email at lmcleod@dchousing.org for additional information.


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Claims against Washington Law days of its first publica- the decedent shall be Reporter tion shall so inform the presented to the underTYPESET: Tue Dec 10 16:02:07 EST 2013 Ruth A. ReelsNOTICES LEGAL Representative Register of Wills, includ- signed with a copy to the ing name, address and Register of Wills or filed relationship. with the Register of Wills Superior Court of TRUE TEST COPY Date of Publication: with a copy to the underthe District of REGISTER OF WILLS December 13, 2013 signed, on or before June District of Columbia TYPESET: Tue Dec 10 14:02:46 EST 2013 6, 2014, or be forever PROBATE DIVISION 12/13, 12/20 & 12/27/13 Name of newspaper: barred. Persons believed Afro-American Washington, D.C. to be heirs or legatees of Washington Law 20001-2131 the decedent who do not Superior Court of Reporter Administration No the District of Clifton Lamont Posey receive a copy of this no2013ADM1173 District of Columbia Personal tice by mail within 25 Lawrence W. 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Personal Reels, who died on FebCREDITORS 20001-2131 Representative ruary 21, 1987, without a Clifton Lamont Posey, Administration No. will, and will serve with whose address is 944 2013ADM1172 TRUE TEST COPY Court supervision. All un- Westminster Street, NW, REGISTER OF WILLS known heirs and heirs Washington, DC 20001, Mary E. Jones Decedent whose whereabouts are was appointed personal Kim Y. Jones 12/06, 12/13 & 12/20/13 unknown shall enter their representative of the 1012 Pennsylvania appearance in this estate of John H. Brown proceeding. Objections A K A J o h n H e r b e r t Avenue, SE to such appointment Brown, who died on Washington, DC shall be filed with the November 2, 2013, with Attorney NOTICE OF Register of Wills, D.C., a will, and will serve withAPPOINTMENT, 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd out Court supervision. All NOTICE TO Floor Washington, D.C. unknown heirs and heirs CREDITORS 20001, on or before June whose whereabouts are AND NOTICE TO 13, 2014. Claims against unknown shall enter their UNKNOWN HEIRS the decedent shall be a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Ernest C. Jones, whose presented to the under- proceeding. Objections signed with a copy to the to such appointment address is 98 Ervin OverRegister of Wills or filed shall be filed with the look, Sterling, VA 22556, with the Register of Wills Register of Wills, D.C., was appointed personal with a copy to the under- 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd representative of the signed, on or before June Floor Washington, D.C. estate of Mary E. Jones, who died on August 31, 13, 2014, or be forever 20001, on or before June 2011, without a will, and barred. Persons believed 13, 2014. Claims against will serve without Court to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not the decedent shall be supervision. All unknown receive a copy of this no- presented to the under- heirs and heirs whose tice by mail within 25 signed with a copy to the whereabouts are undays of its first publica- Register of Wills or filed known shall enter their tion shall so inform the with the Register of Wills a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Register of Wills, includ- with a copy to the under- proceeding. Objections ing name, address and signed, on or before June to such appointment 13, 2014, or be forever shall be filed with the relationship. barred. Persons believed Register of Wills, D.C., Date of Publication: to be heirs or legatees of 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd December 13, 2013 the decedent who do not Floor Washington, D.C. Name of newspaper: receive a copy of this no- 20001, on or before June Afro-American tice by mail within 25 6, 2014. Claims against Washington Law days of its first publica- the decedent shall be Reporter Ruth A. Reels tion shall so inform the presented to the underRepresentative Register of Wills, includ- signed with a copy to the ing name, address and Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills relationship. TRUE TEST COPY with a copy to the underDate of Publication: REGISTER OF WILLS signed, on or before June December 13, 2013 6, 2014, or be forever Name of newspaper: 12/13, 12/20 & 12/27/13 barred. Persons believed Afro-American

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM1083 Ella Louise Cooper Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Te r r i L y n n C o o p e r, whose address is 5819 Lawton Court, Lanham, MD 20706, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Ella Louise Cooper, who died on October 11, 2013, without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 6, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 6, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 6, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Terri Lynn Cooper Personal Representative

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM1166 Robert W. McNair Decedent Bernard C. Coleman 6444 Bock Road Oxon Hill, MD 20745 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Aungela McNair Feazell, whose address is 331 Ellerton South, Laurel, Maryland 20724 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Robert W. McNair, who died on June 7, 2013, with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 6, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 6, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 6, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Aungela McNair Feazell Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM1182 Michael J. Jackson AKA Michael Jerome Jackson Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Paula L. Adams, whose address is 748 Wineberry Way, Aberdeen, MD 21001, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Michael J. Jackson AKA Michael Jerome Jackson, who died on July 4, 2013 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 6, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 6, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 6, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Paula L. Adams Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM1176 Lillian F. James Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Robert N. James, whose address is 7916 Legation Rd., New Carrollton, MD 20784, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Lillian F. James, who died on March 31, 2001 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 6, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 6, 2014, or be forever

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM1106 Ramona Osborne Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Joanne Osborne, whose address is 4018 Meade Street, NW, Washington, DC 20019, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Ramona Osborne, who died on September 4, 2013, without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 6, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be 15:16:04 EST 2013 presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 6, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 6, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ramona Osborne Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM1175 Helena M. Reels Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Evelyn D. Grimes, whose address is 721 Nova Avenue, Capitol Heights, MD, 20743, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Helena M. Reels, who died on November 4, 1997, without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 6, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills 15:20:12 EST 2013 with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 6, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 6, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Evelyn D. Grimes Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 12/06, 12/13 & 12/20/13

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Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, N O T I C E T O CREDITORS Bernadette P. Ford, whose address is 1327 Ridge Place, SE, Washington, DC 20020 , LEGAL NOTICES was appointed personal representative of the estate of Joseph Louis Williams, Sr, who died on April 14, 2000, without a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 13, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the underTRUE TEST COPY signed, on or before June REGISTER OF WILLS 13, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed TYPESET: Tue Dec 10 15:23:57 EST 2013 12/13, 12/20 & 12/27/13 to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this noSuperior Court of tice by mail within 25 the District of days of its first publicaDistrict of Columbia tion shall so inform the PROBATE DIVISION Register of Wills, includWashington, D.C. ing name, address and 20001-2131 relationship. Administration No Date of Publication: 2013ADM1199 December 13, 2013 Roberta C. Corbett Name of newspaper: Decedent Afro-American NOTICE OF Washington Law APPOINTMENT, N O T I C E T O Reporter Bernadette P. Ford CREDITORS Representative Tawanda James, whose address is 7242 MahogTRUE TEST COPY any Drive, Hyattsville, REGISTER OF WILLS MD 20785, was apTYPESET: Tue Dec 10 pointed personal representative of the estate of 12/13, 12/20 & 12/27/13 Roberta C. Corbett, who Superior Court of died on October 16, the District of 2013, with a will, and will District of Columbia serve without Court suPROBATE DIVISION pervision. All unknown Washington, D.C. heirs and heirs whose 20001-2131 whereabouts are unAdministration No known shall enter their 2013ADM1198 appearance in this proceeding. Objections Charlie Mae Williams to such appointment Decedent shall be filed with the James C. Beadles, Esq Register of Wills, D.C., P.O. Box 6368 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Silver Spring, MD Floor Washington, D.C. 20916 NOTICE OF 20001, on or before June APPOINTMENT, 13, 2014. Claims against N O T I C E T O the decedent shall be CREDITORS presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Earl P. Williams, Jr., Register of Wills or filed whose address is 2323 with the Register of Wills 40th Place, NW, #201, with a copy to the under- Washington, DC 20007, signed, on or before June was appointed personal 13, 2014, or be forever representative of the 14:25:55 EST 2013 barred. Persons believed estate of Charlie Mae to be heirs or legatees of Wiliams, who died on the decedent who do not March 9, 2013, with a receive a copy of this no- will, and will serve without Court supervision. All tice by mail within 25 days of its first publica- unknown heirs and heirs tion shall so inform the whose whereabouts are Register of Wills, includ- unknown shall enter their ing name, address and a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s proceeding. Objections relationship. to such appointment Date of Publication: shall be filed with the December 13, 2013 Register of Wills, D.C., Name of newspaper: 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Afro-American Floor Washington, D.C. Washington Law 20001, on or before June Reporter Tawanda James 13, 2014. Claims against Personal the decedent shall be Representative presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed TRUE TEST COPY with the Register of Wills REGISTER OF WILLS with a copy to the underTYPESET: Tue Dec 10 15:04:44 EST 2013June signed, on or before 12/13, 12/20 & 12/27/13 13, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of Superior Court of the decedent who do not the District of receive a copy of this noDistrict of Columbia tice by mail within 25 PROBATE DIVISION days of its first publicaWashington, D.C. tion shall so inform the 20001-2131 Register of Wills, includAdministration No ing name, address and 2013ADM1185 relationship. Thelma Mae Fields Date of Publication: Decedent December 13, 2013 NOTICE OF Name of newspaper: APPOINTMENT, N O T I C E T O Afro-American Washington Law CREDITORS Adrienne Fields, whose Reporter Earl P. Williams, Jr address is 39008 WatRepresentative son Place, NW, #1D, Calverton, VA 22016, was appointed personal re- TRUE TEST COPY presentative of the estate REGISTER OF WILLS of Thelma Mae Fields, TYPESET: Tue Dec 10 who died on October 4, 12/13, 12/20 & 12/27/13 2013, with a will, and will serve without Court suSuperior Court of pervision. All unknown the District of heirs and heirs whose District of Columbia whereabouts are unPROBATE DIVISION known shall enter their Washington, D.C. appearance in this 20001-2131 proceeding. Objections Administration No to such appointment 2013ADM1005 shall be filed with the William F. Twombley Register of Wills, D.C., Decedent 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd NOTICE OF Floor Washington, D.C. APPOINTMENT, 20001, on or before June N O T I C E T O 13, 2014. Claims against CREDITORS the decedent shall be Rodger N. Goodcare, presented to the under- whose address is 105 E. signed with a copy to the Broadway, Gettysburg, Register of Wills or filed PA 17325, was apwith the Register of Wills pointed personal reprewith a copy to the under- sentative of the estate of signed, on or before June William F. Twombley, 13, 2014, or be forever who died on July 28, barred. Persons believed 2012, with a will, and will to be heirs or legatees of serve without Court su15:14:01 EST who 2013do not the decedent pervision. All unknown receive a copy of this no- heirs and heirs whose tice by mail within 25 whereabouts are undays of its first publica- known shall enter their tion shall so inform the a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Register of Wills, includ- proceeding. Objections ing name, address and to such appointment relationship. shall be filed with the Date of Publication: Register of Wills, D.C., December 13, 2013 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Name of newspaper: Floor Washington, D.C. Afro-American 20001, on or before June Washington Law 13, 2014. Claims against Reporter the decedent shall be Adrienne Fields presented to the underPersonal signed with a copy to the Representative Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills TRUE TEST COPY with a copy to the underREGISTER OF WILLS signed, on or before June 13, 2014, or be forever TYPESET: Dec 10 15:31:33 EST 2013 12/13, 12/20Tue & 12/27/13 barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not Superior Court of receive a copy of this nothe District of tice by mail within 25 District of Columbia days of its first publicaPROBATE DIVISION tion shall so inform the Washington, D.C. Register of Wills, includ20001-2131 ing name, address and Administration No relationship. 2013ADM816 Date of Publication: Joseph Louis December 13, 2013 Williams, Sr Name of newspaper: Decedent Afro-American NOTICE OF Washington Law APPOINTMENT, N O T I C E T O Reporter Rodger N. Goodcare CREDITORS Representative Bernadette P. Ford, whose address is 1327 R i d g e P l a c e , S E , TRUE TEST COPY Washington, DC 20020 , REGISTER OF WILLS was appointed personal representative of the 12/13, 12/20 & 12/27/13 estate of Joseph Louis Williams, Sr, who died on April 14, 2000, without a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All un-

signed, on or before June 20, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shallEST inform TYPESET: Tue Dec 17 16:32:37 2013 the LEGAL NOTICES LEGALofso NOTICES Register Wills, including name, address and relationship. Superior Court of Date of Publication: the District of December 20, 2013 District of Columbia Name of newspaper: PROBATE DIVISION Afro-American Washington, D.C. Washington Law 20001-2131 Reporter Administration No Paula B. Fisher 2013ADM1235 Personal Jean Barbat Representative Decedent Ross, Marsh and RosTRUE TEST COPY ter REGISTER OF WILLS 2001 L. Street, NW, TYPESET: Tue Dec 17 12:35:51 Suite 400 12/20, 12/27 & 01/03/14 Washington, DC 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF Superior Court of APPOINTMENT, the District of NOTICE TO District of Columbia CREDITORS PROBATE DIVISION Catherine Barbat Washington, D.C. Toregas, whose address 20001-2131 is 4325 Leland Street, Administration No. Chevy Chase, MD 2013ADM1239 20815, was appointed Ida M. Young personal representative Decedent of the estate of Jean BarNOTICE OF bat, who died on NovemAPPOINTMENT, ber 15, 2013, with a will, NOTICE TO and will serve without CREDITORS Court supervision. All unAND NOTICE TO known heirs and heirs UNKNOWN HEIRS whose whereabouts are Marilyn R. Young, whose unknown shall enter their address is 1676 40th appearance in this Street, SE, Washington, proceeding. Objections DC 20020, was apto such appointment pointed personal represhall be filed with the sentative of the estate of Register of Wills, D.C., Ida M. Young, who died 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd on June 24, 2013, withFloor Washington, D.C. out a will, and will serve 20001, on or before June without Court supervi13, 2014. Claims against sion. All unknown heirs the decedent shall be a n d h e i r s w h o s e presented to the under- whereabouts are unsigned with a copy to the known shall enter their 15:51:50 EST 2013 Register of Wills or filed a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s with the Register of Wills proceeding. Objections with a copy to the under- to such appointment signed, on or before June shall be filed with the 13, 2014, or be forever Register of Wills, D.C., barred. Persons believed 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd to be heirs or legatees of Floor Washington, D.C. the decedent who do not 20001, on or before June receive a copy of this no- 20, 2014. Claims against tice by mail within 25 the decedent shall be days of its first publica- presented to the undertion shall so inform the signed with a copy to the Register of Wills, includ- Register of Wills or filed ing name, address and with the Register of Wills relationship. with a copy to the underDate of Publication: signed, on or before June December 13, 2013 20, 2014, or be forever Name of newspaper: barred. Persons believed Afro-American to be heirs or legatees of Washington Law the decedent who do not Reporter receive a copy of this noC a t h e r i n e B a r b a t tice by mail within 25 Toregas days of its first publicaPersonal tion shall so inform the Representative Register of Wills, including name, address and TRUE TEST COPY relationship. REGISTER OF WILLS Date of Publication: December 20, 2013 2013 TYPESET: Tue Dec 17 12:34:21 EST 12/13, 12/20 & 12/27/13 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law SUPERIOR COURT OF Reporter THE DISTRICT OF Marilyn R. Young COLUMBIA Personal PROBATE DIVISION Representative Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 TRUE TEST COPY Administration No. REGISTER OF WILLS 2013ADM1283 Estate of TYPESET: Tue Dec 17 12:40:53 12/20, 12/27 & 01/03/14 Eureka C. Grey Deceased NOTICE OF Superior Court of STANDARD PROBATE the District of Notice is hereby given District of Columbia that a petition has been PROBATE DIVISION filed in this Court by SinWashington, D.C. clair N. Grey, Jr. for stan20001-2131 dard probate, includ Administration No. -ing the appointment of 2013ADM1086 one or more personal re- Moses Nelson presentative. Unless a Decedent complaint or an objection NOTICE OF in accordance with APPOINTMENT, Superior Court Probate NOTICE TO Division Rule 407 is filed CREDITORS in this Court within 30 AND NOTICE TO days from the date of first UNKNOWN HEIRS publication of this notice, Annie Louise Bennett, the Court may take the whose address is 1336 action hereinafter set Conway Rd, Decatur, forth. GA, 30030, was ap0 Ordered any interested pointed personal repreperson to show cause sentative of the estate why the provisions of the Moses Nelson , who died lost or destroyed will on November 21, 2012, dated October 22, 1998 with a will, and will serve should not be admitted to without Court superviprobate as expressed in sion. All unknown heirs the petition and heirs whose Register of Wills whereabouts are unClerk of the known shall enter their Probate Division a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s 15:40:12 EST 2013 proceeding. Objections Date of First Publication to such appointment December 20, 2013 shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., Names of Newspapers: 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Washington Law ReFloor Washington, D.C. porter 20001, on or before June Wa s h i n g t o n A F R O 20, 2014. Claims against AMERICAN the decedent shall be Sinclair N. Grey, Jr. presented to the underSignature of signed with a copy to the Petitioners/Attorney Register EST of Wills or filed TYPESET: Tue Dec 17 12:34:56 2013 12/20 & 12/27/13 with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June Superior Court of 20, 2014, or be forever the District of barred. Persons believed District of Columbia to be heirs or legatees of PROBATE DIVISION the decedent who do not Washington, D.C. receive a copy of this no20001-2131 tice by mail within 25 Administration No. days of its first publica2013ADM1255 tion shall so inform the George F. Butler Register of Wills, includDecedent ing name, address and NOTICE OF relationship. APPOINTMENT, Date of Publication: NOTICE TO December 20, 2013 CREDITORS Name of newspaper: AND NOTICE TO Afro-American UNKNOWN HEIRS Paula B. Fisher, whose Washington Law address is 2489 Sandy Reporter Annie Louise Bennett Ridge Run, Rock hill, SC, Personal 29732, was appointed Representative personal representative of the estate George F. Butler, who died on TRUE TEST COPY November 21, 2013, REGISTER OF WILLS without a will, and will serve without Court su- 12/20, 12/27 & 01/03/14 pervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 20, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 20, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 20, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American

TYPESET: Tue Dec 10 TYPESET: Tue Dec 10 13:52:14 EST 2013 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No 2013ADM1250 Carrie Ring Decedent Barbara J. Hargrove, Esq 1816 Powder Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20903 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, N O T I C E T O CREDITORS Lynn Ring, whose address is 10208 Farrar Avenue, Cheltenham, MD, 20623, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Carrie Ring, who died on May 19, 2013, without a 15:20:29 EST 2013 will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 13, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 13, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 13, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Lynn Ring Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No 2013ADM1213 Romes Thomas Calhoun, Jr Decedent Bradley A. Thomas, Esq 1639 K. Street, NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, N O T I C E T O CREDITORS Deborah L. Guy, whose address is 1165 St. Matthew Drive, Florissant, MO, 63031 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Romes Thomas Calhoun, Jr., who died on August 7, 2013, without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 13, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 13, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 13, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Deborah L. Guy Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY

REGISTER OF2013 WILLS TYPESET: Tue Dec 10 14:11:13 EST 12/13, 12/20 & 12/27/13 TYPESET: Tue Dec 10 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No 2013ADM1227 Mary B. Hunt Decedent Julius P. Terrell, Esq 1455 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20004 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, N O T I C E T O CREDITORS Denise Lockley, whose address is 2632 Martin Luther King, Jr., SE, #402, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Mary B. 15:19:22 2013 H u n t , wEST ho d ied on January 12, 2013, without a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and h e i r s w h o s e whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 13, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 13, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 13, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Denise Lockley Personal Representative

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No 2013ADM1223 Rita E. Yates AKA Rita Eunice Yates Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, N O T I C E T O CREDITORS Rita L. Yates, whose address is 1528 A Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Rita E. Yates AKA Rita Eunice Yates, who died on August 24, 2013, with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 13, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 13, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 13, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Rita L. Yates Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No 2013ADM1201 James Worthy, Sr. Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, N O T I C E T O CREDITORS Frankie J. Worthy, whose address is 77 V Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, was appointed personal representative of the estate of James Worthy, Sr., who died on October 25, 2013, without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 13, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 13, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM1177 Olethia O. Reels Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS DeVoanna R, Reels, whose address is 2502 Ramblewood Drive, District Heights, MD, 20747, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Olethia O. Reels, who died on May 16, 2008, without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 6, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 6, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 6, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Devoanna R. Reels Personal Representative

to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 13, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the under14:54:48 EST 2013to the signed with a copy LEGAL Register ofNOTICES Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 13, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 13, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Frankie J. Worthy Personal Representative

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appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 6, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be 15:19:54 2013 LEGALEST NOTICES presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 6, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 6, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Robert N. James Personal Representative


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estate of Nathaniel Oliver, who died on April 22, 2008, with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections 10:53:05 EST 2013 NOTICES toLEGAL such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 27, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 27, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 27, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Nathaniel Devon Oliver Personal Representative

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SUPERIOR COURT Superior Court of OF THE DISTRICT the District of OF COLUMBIA District of Columbia Civil Division PROBATE DIVISION 2013 CA 006555 R(RP) Washington, D.C. Judge Michael O´Keefe 20001-2131 TRINITY BAPTIST Administration No. CHURCH, 2013ADM1226 Plaintiff, Terence O’Neil v. DISTRICT OF Billingsley COLUMBIA, Decedent and All unknown owners Larry H. Kirsch, Esq of the property described 402 Long Trail Terrace below, their heirs, deviRockville, MD 20850 sees, personal representatives, executors, Attorney administrators, grantees, NOTICE OF assigns, or successors in APPOINTMENT, right, title, interest and any NOTICE TO and all persons having or CREDITORS claiming to have any AND NOTICE TO leasehold or fee simple inUNKNOWN HEIRS Brenda J. Billingsley, terest in the in the property whose address is 240 and premises situate, lyJ e f f e r s o n S t , N W , ing, and being in the DisWashington, DC 20011, trict of Columbia dewas appointed personal scribed as: Lot 800 in Square 4044, fronting on representative of the C e n t r a l P l a c e , N . E . , estate of Terence O’Neil Washington, DC, Billingsley, who died on et al. September 03, 2013, Defendants. without a will, and will ORDER OF serve without Court suPUBLICATION pervision. All unknown The object of this civil acheirs and heirs whose tion is to quiet title to the whereabouts are un- real property located in known shall enter their the District of Columbia appearance in this described for purposes of proceeding. Objections assessment and taxation to such appointment as Square 4044, Lot 0800 shall be filed with the and currently assessed to Register of Wills, D.C., Trinity Baptist Church, 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd fronting on Central Place, Floor Washington, D.C. N.E., Washington, DC. 20001, on or before June While assessed in the 20, 2014. Claims against name of Helen B. Perry, the decedent shall be the property was sold for presented to the under- delinquent taxes, special signed with a copy to the assessments, penalties Register of Wills or filed and costs on January 13, 1961 by the Commiswith the Register of Wills sioners of the District of with a copy to the under- C o l u m b i a t o W i l l i a m signed, on or before June Sturner. Subsequently, 20, 2014, or be forever the said Commissioners barred. Persons believed executed a deed conveyto be heirs or legatees of ing the property to William the decedent who do not Sturner, dated April 13, receive a copy of this no- 1965, which was recorded tice by mail within 25 May 4, 1965, as Instrudays of its first publica- ment No. 14795, in the Oftion shall so inform the fice of the District of Register of Wills, includ- Columbia Recorder of ing name, address and Deeds. William Sturner and his wife, Esther L. relationship. Sturner, executed a deed Date of Publication: conveying the property to December 20, 2013 Trinity Baptist Church, Name of newspaper: dated November 3, 1980, Afro-American which was recorded Washington Law November 4, 1980 as InReporter Brenda J. Billingsley strument No. 35441 in the Personal Office of the Recorder of Representative Deeds for the District of Columbia. The Complaint to Quiet TiTRUE TEST COPY tle and For Declaratory REGISTER OF WILLS Relief in this case states that Plaintiff Trinity Baptist TYPESET: Dec 17 12:43:53 EST 2013 12/20, 12/27 Tue & 01/03/14 Church seeks to quiet title to the property against all claims, legal or equitable, Superior Court of of Helen B. Perry and/or the District of William Sturner, and their District of Columbia respective heirs, PROBATE DIVISION legatees, devisees, Washington, D.C. executors, administrators, 20001-2131 successors or assigns. Administration No. It is, therefore, this 11th 2013ADM1224 day of December, 2013, Yvonne Epps ORDERED, by the SuperDecedent ior Court of the District of NOTICE OF Columbia, that notice be given by the insertion of a APPOINTMENT, copy of this Order in the NOTICE TO Daily Washington Law CREDITORS Reporter and the AfroAND NOTICE TO TYPESET: TueHEIRS Dec 17 15:07:56 ESTNewspaper, 2013 American UNKNOWN Christopher L. Epps, once per week for three s u c c e s s i v e weeks, whose address is 3556 commencing on as soon 11SUPERIOR t h S t r e e tCOURT , N W, OF THE DISTRICT Washington, DC 20010, as practicable, notifying COLUMBIA wasOF appointed personal all unknown persons ownCivil Divisionof the ing or claiming an interest representative 2013 CAYvonne 006555 R(RP) estate Epps, in the Property described above to appear in this Judge Michael who died on O´Keefe May 31, Court (510 4th Street, NW, TRINITY BAPTIST 2013, without a will, and court room B-52 at) at CHURCH, will serve without Court 9:30 a.m. on January 10, Plaintiff, supervision. All unknown 2014, or answer the Comv. DISTRICT OF heirs and heirs whose plaint by the 6th day of COLUMBIA, whereabouts un- January 2014, and show and All unknown are owners shall enter their cause why title should not ofknown the property described a p p e atheir r a n cheirs, e i n devithis be quieted, as prayed by below, proceeding. Objections Plaintiff, or thereafter, a fisees, personal repreto such appointment nal judgment may be ensentatives, executors, shall be filed with the tered quieting title, as administrators, grantees, Registerorof Wills, D.C., prayed by Plaintiff. assigns, successors in 515 title, 5th Street, 3rd right, interestN.W., and any Judge Michael O´Keefe Floor Washington, and all persons havingD.C. or Judge of the Superior 20001, onto or before claiming have June any Courtfor the District of leasehold fee simple in20, 2014.orClaims against terest in the in the property the decedent shall be Columbia and premises lypresented to situate, the undering, and with being thetoDissigned a in copy the 12/20, 12/27 & 01/03/14 trict of Columbia deRegister of Wills or filed scribed Lot 800 in with theas: Register of Wills Square 4044,tofronting on with a copy the underCsigned, e n t r a l on Por l a cbefore e , N .June E., Washington, DC, 20, 2014, or be forever etbarred. al. Persons believed Defendants. to be heirs or legatees of ORDER who OF do not the decedent PUBLICATION receive a copy thisacnoThe object of thisofcivil ticeis by mail title within 25 tion to quiet to the daysproperty of its first publicareal located in tionDistrict shall so the the of inform Columbia Register for of Wills, includdescribed purposes of ing name, address and assessment and taxation relationship. as Square 4044, Lot 0800 Date of Publication: and currently assessed to December 20, 2013 Trinity Baptist Church, Name of fronting onnewspaper: Central Place, Afro-American N.E., Washington, DC. Washington Law in the While assessed name of Helen B. Perry, Reporter the property was sold for Christpher L. Epps delinquent taxes,Personal special assessments, penalties Representative and costs on January 13, 1961 the COPY CommisTRUEby TEST sioners of theOF District REGISTER WILLSof Columbia to William Sturner. Subsequently, 12/20, 12/27 & 01/03/14 the said Commissioners executed a deed conveying the property to William Sturner, dated April 13, 1965, which was recorded May 4, 1965, as Instrument No. 14795, in the Office of the District of Columbia Recorder of Deeds. William Sturner and his wife, Esther L. Sturner, executed a deed conveying the property to Trinity Baptist Church, dated November 3, 1980, which was recorded November 4, 1980 as Instrument No. 35441 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia. The Complaint to Quiet Title and For Declaratory Relief in this case states that Plaintiff Trinity Baptist Church seeks to quiet title to the property against all claims, legal or equitable, of Helen B. Perry and/or William Sturner, and their respective heirs, legatees, devisees, executors, administrators, successors or assigns. It is, therefore, this 11th day of December, 2013, ORDERED, by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, that notice be given by the insertion of a copy of this Order in the Daily Washington Law Reporter and the AfroAmerican Newspaper, once per week for three

successive weeks, commencing on as soon Court of asSuperior practicable, notifying the District of ownall unknown persons District of Columbia ing or claiming an interest DIVISION inPROBATE the Property described Washington, above to appearD.C. in this 20001-2131 Court (510 4th Street, NW, Administration court room B-52 No. at) at 9:302013ADM1270 a.m. on January 10, James 2014, orFrederick answer the ComBerdine plaint by the 6th day of January 2014, and show Decedent cause title should not Alan B.why Frankle be quieted, asPike prayed by 751 Rockville Plaintiff, Suite 7 or thereafter, a final judgment may be enRockville, MD 20852 tered quieting title, as Attorney prayed by Plaintiff. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, Judge Michael NOTICE TOO´Keefe Judge of the Superior CREDITORS Courtfor the District AND NOTICE TO of Columbia UNKNOWN HEIRS N12/20, athan D a& n i01/03/14 e l s , J r. 12/27 whose address is 1520 Commerce Street, Wellsville, MD 43968, was appointed personal representative of the estate of James Frederick Berdine, who died on August 16, 2013, without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 27, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 27, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 27, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Nathan Daniels, Jr Personal Representative

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM843 Emma Montgomery DeVore Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Lloyd J. DeVore, Jr., Dennis D. DeVore., Tanya M. DeVore, whose addresses are 5411 Second Street NW, Washington, DC 20011, 5117 Armetus Road; Sims, NC 27880 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Emma Montgomery DeVore, who died on April 15th, 1999 without a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unTRUE TEST COPY known shall enter their REGISTER OF WILLS appearance in this proceeding. TYPESET: Dec 23 11:09:09 ESTObjections 2013 12/27, 01/03Mon & 01/10/14 to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., Superior Court of 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd the District of Floor Washington, D.C. District of Columbia 20001, on or before June PROBATE DIVISION 27, 2014. Claims against Washington, D.C. the decedent shall be 20001-2131 presented to the underAdministration No. signed with a copy to the 2013ADM1256 Register of Wills or filed Wuanita Starks with the Register of Wills Decedent with a copy to the underElliott Milstein signed, on or before June 4801 Massachusetts 27, 2014, or be forever Ave, NW barred. Persons believed Washington, DC 20016 to be heirs or legatees of Attorney the decedent who do not NOTICE OF receive a copy of this noAPPOINTMENT, tice by mail within 25 NOTICE TO days of its first publicaCREDITORS tion shall so inform the AND NOTICE TO Register of Wills, includUNKNOWN HEIRS ing name, address and Elizabeth Blake whose relationship. address is 4018 Grant Date of Publication: Street, NE, Washington, December 27, 2013 DC 20019, was apName of newspaper: pointed personal repre- Afro-American sentative of the estate of Washington Wuanita Starks, who Law Reporter died on June 7, 1997, Lloyd J. DeVore without a will, and will Dennis D. DeVore serve with Court superviTanya M. DeVore sion. All unknown heirs Personal and heirs whose Representatives whereabouts are un- TRUE TEST COPY TRUE TEST COPY known shall enter their REGISTER OF WILLS REGISTER OF WILLS appearance in this 12/27, 01/03 & 01/10/14 proceeding. TYPESET: Mon Dec 23 10:58:37 ESTObjections 2013 12/27, 01/03 & 01/10/14 to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., Superior Court of 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd the District of Floor Washington, D.C. District of Columbia 20001, on or before June PROBATE DIVISION 27, 2014. Claims against Washington, D.C. the decedent shall be 20001-2131 presented to the underAdministration No. signed with a copy to the 2013ADM1276 Register of Wills or filed Arnor S. Davis with the Register of Wills Decedent with a copy to the underWilliam R. Voltz signed, on or before June 2120 L Street, NW 27, 2014, or be forever Suite 700 barred. Persons believed Washington, DC 20037 to be heirs or legatees of Attorney the decedent who do not NOTICE OF receive a copy of this noAPPOINTMENT, tice by mail within 25 NOTICE TO days of its first publicaCREDITORS tion shall so inform the AND NOTICE TO Register of Wills, includUNKNOWN HEIRS Arnetta C. Davis whose ing name, address and address is 2705 6th relationship. Street, NW, Washington, Date of Publication: December 27, 2013 DC 20017, was appointed personal repre- Name of newspaper: sentative of the estate of Afro-American Arnor S. Davis, who died Washington Law on August 10, 2013, with Reporter Elizabeth Blake a will, and will serve withPersonal out Court supervision. All Representative unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS appearance in this proceeding. Objections TYPESET: Mon Dec 23 11:13:31 EST 2013 to such appointment 12/27, 01/03 & 01/10/14 shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., Superior Court of 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd the District of Floor Washington, D.C. District of Columbia 20001, on or before June PROBATE DIVISION 27, 2014. Claims against Washington, D.C. the decedent shall be 20001-2131 presented to the underAdministration No. signed with a copy to the 2013ADM1274 Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills Lucille Frances with a copy to the under- Hoskins signed, on or before June Decedent NOTICE OF 27, 2014, or be forever APPOINTMENT, barred. Persons believed NOTICE TO to be heirs or legatees of CREDITORS the decedent who do not AND NOTICE TO receive a copy of this noUNKNOWN HEIRS tice by mail within 25 Mable E. Friend whose days of its first publication shall so inform the address is 4447 HarRegister of Wills, includ- mony Road, Preston, MD ing name, address and 21655, was appointed personal representative relationship. of the estate of Lucille Date of Publication: Frances Hoskins, who December 27, 2013 died on September 14, Name of newspaper: 2013, without a will, and Afro-American will serve without Court Washington Law supervision. All unknown Reporter Arnetta C. Davis heirs and heirs whose Personal whereabouts are unRepresentative known shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections TRUE TEST COPY to such appointment REGISTER OF WILLS shall be filed with the Register Wills, D.C., TYPESET: Mon Dec 23 11:04:06 ofEST 2013 12/27, 01/03 & 01/10/14 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June Superior Court of 27, 2014. Claims against the District of the decedent shall be District of Columbia presented to the underPROBATE DIVISION signed with a copy to the Washington, D.C. Register of Wills or filed 20001-2131 with the Register of Wills Administration No. with a copy to the under2013ADM1229 signed, on or before June Nathaniel Oliver 27, 2014, or be forever Decedent barred. Persons believed Attorney to be heirs or legatees of NOTICE OF the decedent who do not APPOINTMENT, receive a copy of this noNOTICE TO tice by mail within 25 CREDITORS days of its first publicaAND NOTICE TO tion shall so inform the UNKNOWN HEIRS Nathaniel Devon Oliver Register of Wills, includwhose address is 303 ing name, address and Hyannis Court, Upper relationship. Marlboro, MD 20774, Date of Publication: was appointed personal December 27, 2013 representative of the Name of newspaper: estate of Nathaniel Oli- Afro-American ver, who died on April 22, Washington Law 2008, with a will, and will Reporter Mable E. Friend serve without Court suPersonal pervision. All unknown Representative heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are un- TRUE TEST COPY known shall enter their REGISTER OF WILLS appearance in this proceeding. Objections 12/27, 01/03 & 01/10/14 to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM1291 Willam J. Noel, Jr. Decedent Kellee G. Baker 6926 Hanover Pkwy, Suite 603 Greenbelt, MD 20770 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Joyce H. Henderson whose address is 6120 Rosedale Dr, Hyattsville, MD 20782, was appointed personal representative of the estate of William J. Noel, Jr, who died on March 23, 2010, without a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before June 27, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 27, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: December 27, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Joycee E. Henderson Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 12/27, 01/03 & 01/10/14

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