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Trayvon Martin Case Rocks the Nation U.S. Department of Justice and FBI Launch Full Investigation By AFRO Staff Nearly a month after the tragic shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the U.S. Department of Justice, along with the FBI, has launched a full investigation into the matter. In the midst of uproar and strong racial tension, the teen’s parents and supporters across the country are demanding justice.
In a statement released on March 19, the Justice Department explained that it would review all evidence in the case and take appropriate action. The probe will be performed in its civil rights division. “With all federal civil rights crimes, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person acted intentionally and with the specific intent to
Proposed Law Closes Loopholes in Missing Child Cases Remembers Slain Phylicia Barnes By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer Phylicia Barnes could have never known that she would play an instrumental part in changing Maryland legislature when she disappeared from her sister’s northwest Baltimore home in 2010. Now, more than a year later, the teen’s death has helped clear the way for an important vote facing the Maryland General Assembly, one that could change how quickly missing person cases are initiated and investigated. The proposed bill, House Bill 1120 (HB1120), which has been coined “Phylicia’s Law,” will automatically make a child “critically missing” if they are 17 years of age or younger. Currently, the law will only consider a minor missing within the first 24 hours of disappearance if they are 14 or younger. “The intent of the bill is to call for an immediate action plan. Raising the age is critical because there is a gap in the law right now,” said Del. Jill Carter, who introduced the bill and worked tirelessly with law enforcement to come up with a sound plan that worked for everyone involved. “If a person is a minor and we in society don’t deem them capable of taking care of themselves, making adult decisions, and having adult responsibility- if they are
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do something which the law forbids—the highest level of intent in criminal law,” the statement read.
The controversial case has sparked outrage across the country. On Feb. 26 around dusk,
“In the midst of uproar and strong racial tension, the teen’s parents and supporters across the country are demanding justice.” The Department also said it would help Florida State officials with their probe.
Martin was returning to his father’s girlfriend’s home in Sanford, Fla. from an errand
to a convenience store. Meanwhile, George Zimmerman, a Hispanic 28-year-old member of a citizens patrol group spotted the teen and dialed 911 to report Martin, who he described as “suspicious.” Though dispatchers urged Zimmerman to wait until authorities arrived in the neighborhood, he took action and followed the teen. Moments later, Zimmerman
shot and killed the teen and claimed it was in self-defense. When police and emergency medical officials arrived at the scene, Martin was pronounced dead with a gunshot wound in his chest. Police later found that the Continued on A3
members – is not being forced out. And she is not quitting the Senate because she doesn’t have the fire to serve. She is quitting because she is tired. Olympia Snowe – who entered the Senate in 1994 after she demolished Rep. Tom Andrews 60-36 percent to capture the seat vacated by Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell – is tired of gasping for air within a Congress filling more and more with poisonous rancor, dissension and incivility. “For change to occur, our leaders must understand that there is not only strength in compromise, courage in conciliation, and honor in consensus building – but also a political reward for following these tenets,” Snowe said in a statement announcing her plans to not seek re-election. “That reward will be real only if the people demonstrate their desire for politicians to come together after the planks in
‘The Hill’s’ Mass Exodus On February 28, perhaps one of the most stunning political stories of the year erupted when Maine Senator Olympia Snowe – a Senate veteran of 17 years – announced she would not run to retain her seat in the United States Senate. She’s not running, not because she thought she was going to lose, on the contrary she was almost guaranteed a victory in November. Snowe – one of the Senate’s most respected
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Obama Makes Stop at PGCC to Discuss Energy Photo courtesy Baltimore Police Department
Phylicia Barnes’ tragic death will hopefully mandate quicker and more efficient searches for missing children in the future. missing, whether they are abducted or ran away, we need to step up our efforts to find them.” The Maryland House Judiciary Committee heard testimony last week from the Barnes’ family, law enforcement, and missing person advocates as to what changes need to take place. The new law will mandate that action be taken within the first 12 hours of a report of a missing child, eliminating the alleged 24-hour wait period that police officials deny but families of missing children frequently substantiate. The law also requires that police immediately call to action local and state volunteer search organizations to help with efforts to locate missing children. “At some point we’ve got to send a signal to politicians, predators, police and everyone else that it’s not going to be business as usual anymore. All children are valuable and that includes African American children,” said Don L. Rondeau, who helped search for the child and push law makers to action on behalf of Phylicia Barnes and her family. In December 2010,
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By George Barnette AFRO Staff Writer Prince George’s Community College was recognized by the White House once again last week as President Barack Obama visited the school to give a speech on energy. “It’s great to be back in Maryland,” he said. “It’s great to be here at Prince George’s Community College.”
Obama is no stranger to giving speeches in Prince George’s County. During his run for election he visited the school and two years ago, he was a keynote speaker at a political rally for Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Barbara Mikulski at Bowie State years ago. This is also the second time recently that the school was recognized by the White House. PGCC President Charlene Dukes was named a
Baker Releases FY2013 Budget Proposal By George Barnette AFRO Staff Writer Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker released his budget for fiscal year 2013 despite the uncertainty of a potentially devastating shift of teacher’s pensions from the state to the counties. “When we looked at this budget, we asked ourselves ‘why not?’” Baker said. “We knew that during the FY 2013 budget process that we would have to look at our government through a different prism. Three words dominated our discussion: vision, focus and results. These words guided our thinking and enabled us to create a framework for our budget.” The more than $2.65 billion budget, as it stands right now, would be a $6 million increase over last year’s budget. The majority of funding would go to the county’s education system; $1.6 billion from the operating budget would go to the county’s public schools, $102 million would go to Prince George’s Community College and another $26 million would be allocated for the library system. Public safety would be the next largest beneficiary; $259 million would go towards the police department, $131 million would go to the fire department and $23 million would go to the county’s Office of Homeland Security. In that funding, the county would be able to hire 150 new police officers and Continued on A4
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“champion for change” by the White House for meeting the Obama’s challenge to increase the number of college graduates in America. Dukes, was among the state’s community college leaders to commit to increasing the number of associate degrees awarded to 18,600 by 2025. On March 15 though,
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Obama had a different message. The president highlighted PGCC’s commitment to providing energy efficient homes in Prince George’s County. “Now, I just finished learning about some of the work that you’re doing here at this community college to make sure that homes
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Cancer affects many families around the world. But when it hits close to home, the effects are devastating. Jennifer Martin, a former Coppin State basketball player who graduated in 2009, passed away on her birthday, March 11, due to complications of Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer at the age of 26. Rhabdomyosarcoma, according to the MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia, is a cancerous (malignant) tumor of the muscles that are attached to the bones. The cause of this disease is unknown and it’s a rare tumor with only several hundred new cases reported per year throughout the country. Martin, an interdisciplinary studies major while at Coppin Courtesy Photo State, is known as one of the toughest basketball 26 year-old Jennifer Martin lost players CSU has ever her cancer battle but left her had. Her spirit on the former teammates and others inside and outside enriched by her presence. was felt by many of her teammates, fellow athletes, coaches and students. “I just remember Jennifer and her beautiful smile and how that was such a contrast to how tough she was on the court,” said Coppin State PA announcer Gary Williams. “She was such a beautiful looking lady that it was such a contrast.” Former teammate Whitney Cunningham remembered, “Me and Jen have been thru so much together, and I am so grateful for the impact she has had on my life. I’ve learned so much. We had so much fun together. Becoming Iota sweethearts together just strengthened our bond.”
She had been fighting cancer, according to Coppin associate head coach Billie Wilson, for about two years. Coppin State head coach Derek Brown said, “To have somebody leave us at that time in her life is just hard to take. To be that young and she’s basically just finding her way through and just starting to live life. To have her life end suddenly like that is just tragic.” Coppin State women’s basketball has always adopted the mottos: TEAM TOGETHER… and HOOP PHI HOOP. They aren’t just mottos to this tightly knit group of young ladies. These ladies love the game and each other, just like a family.
Teen Killed in ‘Rave’ Inspired by “Project-X” Movie
A party inspired by the movie Project X has resulted in a fatally shot partygoer in Texas, according to police. An estimated crowd of between 500 and 1,000 persons attended the house party set in an unoccupied assisted-living facility in Houston. The event was based on the recentlyreleased movie in which three high school students throw a party that spirals out of control. The gathering was one of many that have occurred nationally, inspired by the low-budget movie which has been critically panned but financially successful. The Houston party, touted on social media web sites as a rave, attracted both high school students and college-age young adults, witnesses said. Daniel Menjivar, a 22-year-old college student told ABC News that the popularity of the movie and the fact that it was happening when many young people are on spring break was the reason the party was so crowded. “The house got pretty full. You could barely move around,” he said. Reports say police arrived at the house after neighbors complained about the noise. Officers arrived to assist security guards in dispersing the crowd. The building, site of previous parties, was designed as an assisted-living center but had become the subject of foreclosure proceedings and was unoccupied. “Then, about 30 minutes later, all hell broke loose -gunfire,” said neighbor Amos Miles to ABC affiliate KTRK. Party attendee Willie Armstrong told KTRK that he witnessed the shooting. “[The gunman] was just walking, and he pulled out a gun and started shooting, like for no reason,” Armstrong said. “He shot the boy in the back of the head and he fell on the ground by the car. He started shooting at the crowds, but then he ran through the field.” According to the Houston Chronicle, police say there could have been more than one shooter involved in the incident and no suspects have been identified yet.
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sport-utility vehicle sought in connection with the murder of Hudson’s mother and brother. The white, 1994 Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license
from a neighbor about a suspiarrest Zimmerman andnoticed cious vehicle. The man hand him over to federal the vehicle while walking his authorities. dog. According to the Chicago Jennifer Hudson and other Tribune, the boytohad been shot relatives positively According ABC News, Continued from A1identified multiplewas times thephone back seat Martin oninthe with the vehicle. regisaoffemale friendThe justSUV, moments teen was carrying cash, candy Post. tered tohis Hudson’s before death. murdered and a container of iced tea. Seven 911 tapes were brother, was towed withwas the “He said this man After Martin’s parents posted on the Huffington boy’s bodyhim, inside is being watching so and he put and various civil rights Post web site March 16 of processed evidence his hoodieby on,” the girltechnigroups across the country Zimmerman’s initial call cians and workers. The body recounted. “He said he lost demanded the release of the together with subsequent was later removed and taken to the man. “I asked Trayvon to 911 recordings on the day of calls from neighbors who the Cook County Medical run, and he office. said he was going the incident, they were finally reported gunshots and a fight Examiner’s to walk fast. to run released on March 16. between Martin, who was Hudson andI told otherhim family but he said he was not going On the Sanford 911 found to be unarmed, and members arrived at the Medical to run.” tape Zimmerman, who Zimmerman, who is 100 Examiner’s office mid-afterThe explained that told the dispatcher there pounds heavier. noon to girl identify the body. moments later, Martin didlookhad been break-ins in this The tapes came from the Given the choice between run, but said “the strange gated community, said, Sanford Police Department ing directly at the body or man” was back and cornered “This guy looks like he’s and had been posted on viewing it on a wall-mounted up to no good, or he’s on the city’s web site,Courtesy whichPhotos him. She said that she heard pushing over the phone and drugs or something, These shut down after a surgewho of Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson realized that Martin’s headset assholes always get away,” access attempts and citizen was killed, as well as her brother, Jason. Zimmerman told the 911 comments about the handling had fallen. She tried to call videoback screen, the family chose him shortly thereafter operator. of the shooting. plate X584859 found on the latter. According the Martin body ofhad her no 7-year-old but he didn’t answertothethe record of The Rev. Alwas Sharpton of Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, nephew Monday, just hours phone. disciplinary problems as a the National Action Network police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.” after his body was found in a The Huffington Post student and no police record. was among those calling for reported that local residents In contrast, Zimmerman the release of the tapes. In have complained about had been arrested in Orange addition, there are growing County, Fla., in 2005 for calls for Zimmerman’s arrest. Zimmerman’s tactics as a neighborhood watchman resisting an arrest with The New Black Liberation in the past. Police said violence and assault on a Militia, a Black, self-styled they have little evidence to law enforcement officer, survival group, announced No wonder Obama’s campaign and Dallas Cowboys players By Alan King counter Zimmerman’s claimsis according to the Huffington March 16 that it plans to trying to distance him from the Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, AFRO Staff Writer group, saying, “Barack Obama among the names submitted to Never Organized with ACORN.” election officials. Presidential candidate John Hurd said those workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run McCain’s attack on ACORN – were doing those things without long and deep. He taught classes Associated Community ACORN’s knowledge or permis- for ACORN. They even endorsed Organization for Reform Now – Continued from A1 sion, were fired. him for President. confirms the success of the their respective members of the Senate six at Southern Methodist “The evidence that has –surBut now ACORN is in trouble. organization, the party head of the faced so far shows they faked Reporter: There are at least platforms Democrats, one Independent University. group says.do not prevail,” she to getRepublicans paid for work– they 11 investigations across the “This is testimony to the work forms added. and three “I hate that people think didn’t do, not to stuff ballot country involving of we’ve done andnot success Although nearlywe’ve as have announced retirement, compromise is athousands dirty word,” boxes.” ACORN, said,the is the potentially fraudulent ACORN had,” Maudethe Hurd, president of impactful, departure according to Rollshe Call, Bush added. “It’s not a dirty victim of fraud, not the perpetraforms. ACORN, said in an interview of New York Rep. Gary newspaper of Capitol Hill. word.” tor of it. Announcer: voter with the AFRO. Ackerman (D-NY.) was Among the other more Yet, the vastMassive majority of Hurd said the only things fraud. And the Obama campaign “When this attack started, we still a major surprise to prominent moderate names the Republican Tea Party bogus are the charges thempaid more than $800,000 to an had justAckerman, announced athat we had most. colorful on the list are Sen. Joe Freshmen that entered selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote registered 1.3 million new votDemocrat from Queens and Lieberman (I-Conn.), Sen. Congress following the efforts. ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. Long Island, who served 15 Kay Bailey Hutchinson 2010 mid-term It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks elections to issue risky that someone’s running scared terms in the House, is the (R-Texas) and Sen. Kent have essentially not ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide vowed voter fraud. because of ACORN’s success.” latest member to announce he Conrad (D-N.D.). On the to compromise under any been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment. McCain, who is running for will not seek House side, Heath conditions – ever. with, Rep. casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for president on there-election. Republican tick- charged Ackerman the New Shuler (D-Tenn.), co-chair of Perhaps, gone forever votes.” America. et, lashed out at told ACORN in the York Times against he felt Barack it was time theThe Blue Dog Democrats the are the days of President problem came about–prifinal debate because of the way Since Reagan McCain’sand comments, to embrace anotherthe challenge moderate Democratic caucus Ronald Speaker Obama, contending group “is marily than ACORN’s 87 offices have been on the of maybe perpetrat- ACORN just asverge fulfilling as Congress. – is also operates. retiring. Rather That caucus of the House Thomas “Tip” rely on volunteers, pays peobombarded with threats and ing one of the greatest frauds “It’s time to contribute in ain is down to just 26itmembers O’Neill – diametrically ple, of them poor or unem- racist mail.politically in every voter history in this different way,” he country, said. aftermany the 2010 election opposed ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after theable presidential maybe destroying the fabric of But, Snowe and Ackerman massacre less than half of its way – who were to The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke intoCapitol the democracy.” are just two of literally peak of 54. battle prodigiously on being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle Factcheck.org, a non-partisan dozens of U.S. senators The current – and some Hill, but for the good of the the registration. offices and stole computers. Web site, found those claims to and representatives who argue unprecedented political country find middle ground Maud explained, “We have a After a Cleveland representative be “exaggerated,” with “no evihave decided to call it quits vitriol – is perhaps embodied and evenonhave zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared TV, aandrink e-mail was dence of any such democracyinstead of flailing against in the GOP Presidential together at the office end ofsaying the day. ate falsification of registration.” sent to the local she destroying fraud.” theHurd partisan tsunami that Primary process, which Those days may indeed be Most news account neglect to “is going to have her life ended.” believes the McCain threatens to subdue what’s prompted former First Lady gone forever at the nation’s A worker in Providence, R.I., charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is left Barbaraby Bush in. reg- received peril. a threatening call saylaw to to weigh turn in all ed. of the moderate members required of Congress. “I think it’sAnd been thealso worst certainly don’t all istration forms. they fail ing, “I “We know you get have off work She said, “Because it’s lowtotal, 23 members of the to campaign seen in the9”answers, and reversing note that I’ve it wasever the organizaat and uttered racial epithets. andIn moderate-income people, in many thatthis first caller to one office left a and people color, I believe House – 17ofDemocrats andthe tion, my life,” sheinstances, said earlier theAcorrosive trend of winnerbrought the phony registrations message the answering McCain campaign thinks nine Republicans – andthose 10 month during a conference take-all on politics will take to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just voters are going to vote The McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that Democratic, which is not necesisn’t interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get sarily true.” points, preferring to air misleadhung. He’s a (expletive deleted) ACORN is no stranger to ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of controversy. Continued from the A1 non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are For 38 years, fraudulent, and you need to go to organization has fought for social his political support. Barnes was visiting for theI’m John“People to understand thaton if oak theytrees. do McCain: McCain need hell. All the niggers and economic justice family for low-in Baltimore Christmas holiday. After having been missing their jobs as an elected official, as an officer, and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung honand moderate-income for nearly four Monroe, North as aiscitizenpeople will steptoin. Announcer: Who Barack othereys, they’re going getWe assassiAmericans. Withmonths, 400,000the memCarolina teen’s naked body was pulled from the may step on toes, do and say things thekilled.” wrong ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get Susquehanna River by the Conowingo Dam. No waybut our focus will be squarely on getting baptism performed at warp Another message said, “You than 1,200 neighborhood chapspeed.” Vast ambition. After liberal idiots. Dumb who, (expletive one been officially charged with the murder. justice forcolthat kid,” said Rondeau with ters has in 110 cities nationwide, lege, he moved to Chicago. You ACORN overlittle the years After has seeing beingseen done by authorities the help of other deleted). missingWelfare personsbums. advocates, Became a community organizer. guysto justthe(expletive itsthe share of criticism while advo-effective in way of creating a more plan to helped call attention need fordeleted) a change Obama metinMadeleine come to our country, consume cating forand affordable housing, prevent solve cases of missingThere, children, the law. Talbot, natural resource is, living wages, healthcare for theinvolved Rondeau became personally in part the of the Chicago According to every statistics released by there National branch of ACORN. He was so and make a lot of babies. That’s underserved— and while organcase and began using knowledge from his 25Center for Missing and Exploited Children, impressive that he nearly was asked to children all you guys do. Andnationwide then suck izingcareer voter registration year of trackingdrives. down terrorists to help. 800,000 go missing train the ACORN staff. up the welfare and expect everyBut none has been as withering Rondeau continued to build alliances and push annually, equating to roughly 2,000 reports What did ACORN in Chicago one else to pay for your hospital and baseless as this one. for the bill even after news of Barnes death of banks. missing children single day. The engage in? Bullying billsevery for your kids. I jus’ say let With the presidential election because he grew tired of police departments Department of Maryland State Police reports Intimidation tactics. Disruption your kids die. That’s the best less than two weeks away, lacking enough manpower to search for thatforced every year Maryland sees13,500 of business. ACORN move. Justalone let your children die. ACORN’s detractors allege the missing children, when hundreds citizens go missing. Ofabout thosepaying cases, for 12,000 are banks to issue riskychildren home loans. Forget hospital organization has engaged in mas- of waited for the call to help through volunteer found, however, “On any given day there are bills for them. I’m not gonna do sive voter registration fraud after The same types of loans that agencies. approximately cases across caused the financial crisis we’re 1,500-2,000 it. You guysopen are lowlifes. 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and, on March 13, Wolfinger for justice, Zimmerman may said he will decide whether to walk free due to a Florida prosecute. Law enforcement statute called “Stand Your officials estimate their Ground.” decision will take several According to the Sentinel, weeks. the law prevents registered “What occurred here is gun users from being tragic and horrific,” James prosecuted if they claim selfDavis, a 64-year-old Sanford defense in situations where resident told the Orlando they feel endangered. Sentinel. “Every American The law was introduced in citizen should be outraged.” 2005 after being spearheaded Davis and many others in the by the National Rifle Sanford community believe Martin was shot because he was Black. The King, killingJennnifer has sparked Julian Hudson’s nephew. uproar in Sanford’s African A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in American community, told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after according to residents
who say there has been an historically strained relationship between Blacks and police. “remained strong for her famiMartin family ly” The and was clearly its leader. and attorneys have “She held hands withheld her faminumerous press conferences ly,” the spokesman said. “It outside of the aSanford Police was obviously very emotional headquarters and posted moment.” a petition The boydemanding – the son ofa Julia thorough investigation Hudson, Jennifer’s sisteron – had been missingthat sincehad Friday, Change.org garnered when relative found Julian’sas nearlya 547,484 signatures, grandmother, of March 20.Darnell Donerson, and his uncle, Despite57, a tremendous call Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death in his grandmother’s home in the 7000 block of South Yale Avenue. An Amber Alert – a designation for high-risk missing children – was issued Friday time,” Snowe after Julian wassaid. discovered “But,after as I the enter a new missing murders. chapterarrested in my life, I see critical Police William need to engender public Balfour, the missing boy’s stepsupport forestranged the political center, father and husband of at his girlfriend’s forJulia, our democracy to flourish Southside and to findapartment solutions several that unite hours murders. ratherafter than the divide us.” Balfour’s mother, Michele, has told reporters that her son had nothing to do with the slayings. Balfour remains a suspect in
posted fliers bearing his photoAssociation. graph around the city. On Still,Jennifer many believe Sunday, Hudsonthat asked the February incident would for the public’s help in finding her nephew. In herdifferently MySpace if have transpired blog, shehad thanked and supMartin been fans the shooter. porters for theirCrump, prayersthe and Benjamin offered a $100,000 reward Martins’ Lawyer said in ato anyone who“If returned the would boy statement, Trayvon alive. have been the trigger man, the investigation, it’sSince nothing Trayvon Martin Hudson – who gained stardom could have said to keep the after appearing on “American police from arresting him day Idol,” and then won an 1, hour 1.” Academy Award for her role in
the movie Dreamgirls – has stayed out of the public eye. The Chicago Tribune reported that a parade of cars moved slowly past her family’s home Monday morning, past the news vans, reporters and curious onlookers. Neighbors stood quietly and reflected on the violence. In front of the Hudson’s home, men in heavy jackets and hooded sweatshirts came to kiss the twin white crosses baring the names of Donerson and Jason. “Everybody is sick of going through stuff like this,” Artisha West, a former resident of the area told the Tribune. “We all have to stick together. All these young children are dying, and for what?”
“She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
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March 24, 2012 - March 24, 2012, The Afro-American
Baker Testifies in Favor of National Harbor Casino By George Barnette AFRO Staff Writer Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker testified before a House of Delegates committee last week in an effort to drum up support for table gaming in the state. Baker has contended that the only way to have a gaming facility in Prince George’s is to have a high-end resort casino similar to ones found in Las Vegas. He’s maintained that the only location throughout the county for this casino to go is National Harbor. Baker told the House Ways and Means Committee that allowing table gaming is crucial to his plan to create the kind of facility he thinks the county deserves. “We have concluded that a new high end destination gaming facility in Prince George’s County will provide substantial
benefits to both the County and the State,” Baker said. “I believe that a strategically located, billion dollar, high end destination entertainment facility with lodging, dining, live shows and gaming in Prince George’s County can capitalize on receiving dollars from out of state patrons and will maximize revenues.” Baker has received pushback from other officials around the state on his proposed plan. Some have said his plan eliminates competition and would give the Prince George’s casino an unfair advantage over other gaming facilities in the state. Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold told the Capital that he expects his county to get $12 to $15 million annually from tax revenue from the county’s Arundel Mills casino and that could be severely hampered by the construction of a facility in Prince George’s.
“I don’t want to see anything jeopardize the revenue that’s to come to Anne Arundel County,” Leopold said. Meanwhile, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, D.-Dist. 27, supports casino
concerned about competitive bidding and doesn’t want the county to settle for a bad deal. Then there are still some who are opposed to any sort of casino altogether. A group of concerned county residents have ratcheted up their calls for no gaming facilities to be built in Prince Georges. A group led by former Del. Gerron Levi, Stop Slots in Prince George’s, presented a petition signed by over 1500 county residents in opposition to casino gaming at the same committee meeting in which Baker testified. They’ve also had over 500 people sign an on-line petition in opposition as well. Both sides of the aisle in Annapolis must approve their versions of the gaming bill. Then state and county voters must approve the plan in a ballot referendum.
“We have concluded that a new high end destination gaming facility in Prince George’s County will provide substantial benefits to both the County and the State.” gambling in the county but rejects the notion of taking Rosecroft Raceway, the initial cause for the push for a gaming facility in the county, off the table. Miller said in several interviews that he’s
Sulaimon Brown’s Shadow Looms in Thompson Probe Sulaimon Brown’s Revenge: Former aide’s accusations have far-reaching impact By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO He promised to bring down Mayor Vincent Gray’s administration after his firing early last year. But Sulaimon Brown’s revenge may extend way beyond what he anticipated. The former minor mayoral candidate dominated the news in 2011 when he accused Gray’s campaign of illegally paying him to heckle rival, then-Mayor Adrian Fenty during the 2010 election. He also said Gray promised him a job for his support during the mayoral race. “The mayor is a crook,” Brown charged during a D.C. Council hearing in June 2011. Brown’s pay-for-play allegations prompted a widespread witch hunt, including separate investigations by Congress,
the state’s attorney, the city’s Office of Campaign Finance, the D.C. Council and the FBI. And now the tentacles of Brown’s retribution continue to spread with the latest federal campaign finance probe, which is centered on Washington, D.C. businessman and major the city’s major Medicaid contractor, has given over $200,000 to federal and local election campaigns, according to a Washington Post review of public records. The latest investigation further spreads the smear on Gray’s administration that appeared early on in his tenure, when a Feb. 19, 2011 Post article accused the mayor’s office of improper hiring and executive compensation practices. Among those employees mentioned in the report was Sulaimon
Brown, who was hired for a $110,000-salary job despite evidence of a checkered past, including several charges of misdemeanor simple assaults, second-degree theft, unlawful entry, assault with a deadly weapon and ammunition violations, for which he was not convicted, and alleged stalking of a 13-year-old girl. When Brown was fired Feb. 24, 2011 in the wake of the discoveries, he seemed determined neither to leave quietly nor alone. He quickly struck back with his allegations—first at a Gray press conference held at the Wilson Building the next day and later in the media. He alleged that someone in Gray’s camp had “set him up” by planting the court records. Then he also accused Gray of promising him his cushy job and giving him cash infusions for his ailing campaign if he attacked Fenty on the campaign trail. When Brown later appeared before a D.C. Council hearing on the matter—his omnipresent dark glasses a testament to his disdain for the proceedings— he produced copies of money
Sulaimon Brown, right, the focal point of quid pro quo allegations against the mayor, testified before the D.C. Council at the hiring practices hearing in June 2011. AFRO File Photo
orders and receipts that he said supported his claims that there had been exchanges of cash, texts and phone calls between him and Gray’s campaign staff. Brown also shared his allegations with the FBI and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. In August, the D.C. Council committee that held
the hearings on the matter concluded that there was indeed strong evidence that Howard Brooks, a member of Gray’s campaign, gave Brown $1,160 and promised him a job. Gray, himself, was cleared of wrongdoing. That finding, along with several others in the corruption probe, resulted in legislation to enhance the executive branch’s employee screening process; to curb
severance pay, relocation and travel expenses; to offer full public disclosure of job candidates and clear job requirements and to limit the number of excepted service positions—jobs that are exempted from competitive hiring requirements. The House committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), in its report concluded that, “While there is some circumstantial evidence that may support Brown’s allegations, including cell phone records, internal city e-mails, and copies of text messages between Brown [and the mayor and campaign staff], overall the evidence is insufficient to support Brown’s allegations,” especially since Brown had demonstrated a “poor grasp of the facts.” Still, while Brown may not have achieved his immediate goal—Mayor Gray’s immediate political demise— his accusations have certainly diminished Gray’s legacy. And, who knows, given the current federal investigations, Brown may see his dream fulfilled after all.
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are using less energy, and helping folks save money on their heating and their air-conditioning bills,” Obama said. “And I was very impressed. I’m even more impressed because I know this program is giving a lot of people a chance to make a decent living – everyone from veterans to folks with disabilities to folks who’ve just been down on their luck but want to work.” The program he’s speaking of is the school’s energy conservation program. Courses offered in this program helps people begin careers as home energy auditors and weatherization workers. The energy conservation program is under the schools green jobs initiative where it is educating, training and providing job opportunities to county residents in fields such as urban agriculture, bayscaping and tree care. It also provides business owners training in making their facilities greener. Obama said that PGCC’s commitment to going green and conserving energy is important given that this country’s energy crisis. However, he said it’s also crucial to the future success of
Maryland as people will need 21st century skills for 21st century jobs. “The skills that you gain here at this community college will be the surest path to success in this economy,” Obama said. “And community colleges all across the country and all across Maryland are doing an outstanding job providing young people that first opportunity after high school but also helping older workers retrain for the jobs of the future because the economy is constantly adapting,” he continued. Seeing how it is an election year, Obama couldn’t pass as chance to take a shot at his Republican rivals. “And every time prices start to go up, especially in an election year, politicians dust off their three-point plans for $2.00 gas. I guess this year they decided, we’re going to make it $2.50,” he said referring to Newt Gingrich. “I don’t know where – why not $2.40? Why not $2.10? But they tell the same story. They head down to the gas station… and then they start acting like we’ve got a magic wand and we will give you cheap gas forever if you just elect us.”
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50 new recruits for the fire department. There would also be $129 million allocated to the State’s Attorney’s office, the department of corrections and the sheriff’s office. There would also be a combined $25 million given to Dimensions Healthcare to continue to operate the county’s hospital system and to begin the process of transitioning to a new hospital under the partnership with the state, and University of Maryland Medical System. The budget also calls for making an investment into economic development. It would provide an additional $11 million to the Economic Development Incentive Fund, $32
million in transportation infrastructure improvements, $5 million to the PGC Economic Development Corporation and another $2 million to begin the redevelopment at Glenarden Apartments. Another thing this budget does that previous budgets failed to do is give county employees some help. County employees would receive one-time bonuses and would spend the year without any furloughs or layoffs. Despite Baker’s work, the Maryland General Assembly is still in session and could possibly be hammering out a deal to shift the burden of teacher’s pensions down to the counties. The Senate has already passed the measure and now the
House is debating it. The Senate’s plan would phase in the burden over four years and by 2017; the county could be paying $51 million for teacher’s pensions. “We’re realists here, we know the pension shift is coming,” Baker said. Our best avenue and what we’ll be working on over the next two to three weeks is the push back to the county is as least impactful as we can make it and if there are ways to get revenues, let’s get those. “We don’t have any ways to raise revenues,” he continued. “We’ve got a property tax cap so we’re limited. So am I concerned? Yes.”
March 24, 2012 - March 30, 2012, The Afro-American
Bowie State University 3rd Annual Media Day Individuals interested in communications professions can learn how to launch their careers and interact with professionals from the worlds of television, radio, public relations and the music industry during the Bowie State Department of Communication’s Third Annual Media Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 27. The event takes places at the university’s Fine and Performing Arts Center and is open to students, alumni and the general public. “Our annual Media Day provides our students and alumni with an opportunity to gain valuable information from exceptional media professionals,” says Dr.
Otis Thomas, chair of the Bowie State University Department of Communications. “It also promotes Bowie State in the media and technological worlds.” The theme of this year’s Media Day, “Getting Your Foot in the Door: How to Prepare for a Career in Communications,” focuses on strategies aspiring communicators can use to secure an internship, land a first job and launch a successful career path in various communications fields. Attendees will gain insight into various communications opportunitieis and will learn strategies for succeeding in the ever-changing global media
marketplace from an esteemed group of panelists including:
Del Walters, WTOP Radio/ Investigative Reporter/Independent Filmmaker, Washington Derek McGinty, Nightly Anchor, WUSA-TV 9, Washington
Stan Stovall, Anchor, WBAL-TV, Baltimore Khalim Piankhi, Vice President, Community Relations, WUSATV9, Washington
Ian Spring, Manager of Sports Programming, SiriusXM Satellite
Winston Chaney, Morning Show Personality, WYCB AM 1340,
James R. Artis, Client Development, MIH Enterprises, LLC, Wilmington, Delaware
Natalie Dean, Senior Account Executive, Edelman, Washington
Charles Garris, Singer, Songwriter and Music Producer, Washington Joy Lammie, Account Supervisor, Fleishman-Hillard, Washington Cheryl W. Thompson, Investigative Reporter, The Washington Post The format of the event is a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Thomas followed by a question
and answer session between the audience and the panelists. This is the first Media Day held in the university’s new $71 million Fine and Performing Arts Center. The center opened in January 2012 and features 123,000 squarefeet of space for students and faculty. The new building houses Bowie State’s art, music, music technology, theatre arts, and visual communication and digital media arts programs. For more information about the Department of Communications, please visit http://www.bowiestate. edu/academics/departments/ communications/.
Military DC National Guardsmen Captain Yolanda Lee Dines with the President and the First Lady By Kyra O. Davenport Special to the AFRO Capt. Yolanda Lee is not your average army officer. Lee was commissioned second lieutenant by the Reserve Officers Training Corps at Howard University in 2002, and served as the commander of the 275th Military Police Company. Born on Nov. 12, 1975 in the District of Columbia, Lee began her military career on March 2, 1993 when she enlisted in the District of Columbia National Guard. “I started in the DC National Guard as an E-1, so they have helped cultivate me into a leader from Day One,” said Lee. “I am a laid back, but effective leader. I allow my staff to do their job without micromanaging and I give them guidance which allows them to bring their vision to fruition.” Soldiers are Lee’s priority; She has
spent over 15 years dedicating her life to soldiers’ progression. Lee has managed soldiers’ careers as a Human Resources Development specialist, Personnel System’s manager, transportation officer, platoon leader in Iraq. Currently, she is the DC National Guard State partnership program coordinator for Jamaica. Lee entered the service seeking simply to be a servant leader, but she has earned several awards and decorations such as the Bronze Star Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas ribbon, and several others. Because of her distinguished leadership and her desire to set an example for her peers and subordinates, Lee was chosen to dine at the White House for “A Nations Gratitude Dinner” Feb. 29, accompanied by her mother, Joyce Williams, along with 77 other service members from all over
the nation and different branches of the military. “I feel all around overjoyed to have been selected. They could have selected any one of the 12,000 soldiers, but they saw fit to choose me,” Lee said. “When I entered the White House I felt an overwhelming sense of pride and honor, and all the other troops seemed to share my sentiments. The food was delicious, the decor was beautiful, just simply befitting of a refined presidential dinner “The defining moment that continues to resonate with me is when President Obama spoke,” Lee said. “Just his choice of words and gratitude toward the soldiers was touching, but one thing he said that really caught my attention was, ‘We are here to honor our troops but let us not forget to honor the troops who have come back wounded internally and externally, we honor them as well.’”
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Community Calendar March 22 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Internship Program The Delta Research and Educational Foundation is accepting
applications for the 2012 Stephanie Tubbs Jones summer internship program in Washington, D.C. This new program represents an innovative collaboration between
the Delta Foundation and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation designed to increase the number of minority women in public service. Instructions for submitting applications are available at: www. deltafoundation.net.
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In Her Honor: Second Annual Celebration of the Service Howard University Blackburn Center, 2400 Sixth St., N.W. D.C. 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Emergence Community Arts Collective will celebrate historical and contemporary women who have
provided service to the Pleasant Plains and Park View communities. $35. For more information: eacollective.org. March 23 Hip Hop Gods Tour DAR Constitution Hall, 18th & C Streets, N.W. D.C. 8 p.m. Old school legends Public Enemy, EPMD, Doug E. Fresh, Kool Moe D and Black Sheep will perform in the District. $49$74. For more information: 202-397-7328. March 25 D.C.’s Singles Mingle Sunday Sunset Party Cities Lounge, 919 Ninth St., N.W. D.C. 5 p.m. Come out for this singles mingle to find your true soul mate. $20$25. For more information: dcmingle.eventbrite.com. Howard University Alumni Jazz Brunch & Fashion Show Howard University, Blackburn Center Ballroom, 2400 Sixth St., N.W. D.C. 1:30-4:30 p.m. This elegant jazz brunch and fashion show will feature couture designs from African women and African designers. Guests are asked to wear African-themed attire or the Pan-African colors of red, green, gold or black. $65 in advance. $75 at the door. For more information: 202-246-4070.
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Trayvon Martin’s Death Takes Toll on Family Sybrina Fulton knows what she will be doing tomorrow. It is the same thing she did yesterday. And the same thing she will do today. “I cry every day,” she said Sunday on TV One’s Washington Watch with Roland Martin. “I just don’t understand. My son’s gone and this guy has never been arrested.” Her son, Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year old high school junior with no George E. Curry record of trouble, was killed in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26 by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain. Zimmerman was questioned by police and released after authorities took his word that he was acting in self-defense, a version of events contradicted by witnesses and calls to 911. Martin, an honor student who lived in Miami with his parents, was visiting with his father in the gated community of Twin Lakes in Sanford, 20 miles northeast of Orlando, when the incident took place. He had gone to a nearby 7-Eleven store to pick up a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea during halftime of a televised NBA game. Walking back, he was spotted by Zimmerman, who was driving a SUV. Zimmerman, a wannabe cop, dialed 911 to report seeing a “very suspicious” Black male in the neighborhood. Under pressure, Sanford police released 911 tapes that clearly show that Zimmerman disobeyed police instructions that he avoid making contact with Martin. Zimmerman told the 911 dispatcher, “This guy looks like he is up to no good. He is on drugs or something.” He also claimed Martin had his hand in his waistband and was looking at homes as he walked. “These —holes. They always get away,” Zimmerman told the dispatcher. When the 911 dispatcher asked Zimmerman if he were following Martin, he replied yes. “OK, we don’t need you to do that,” the dispatcher told
Zimmerman. Not only did he disobey, Zimmerman got out of this SUV, confronted Martin, and fired the deadly bullet into his chest. Benjamin Crump, the family’s lawyer, also appeared on Roland Martin’s show with the parents. “He [Zimmerman] gets out of that car with a 9 millimeter gun, weighing 200 pounds and confronts this kid, weighing soaking wet 140-150 pounds, who has only a bag of Skittles. George Zimmerman has a red sweat shirt and jeans on. We believe Trayvon Martin went to his grave not knowing who was this strange White man confronting him.” Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee has defended his department’s decision not to charge Zimmerman. “We are taking a beating over this,” he said. “This is all very unsettling. I’m sure if George Zimmerman had the opportunity to relive Sunday, Feb. 26, he’d probably do things differently. I’m sure Trayvon would, too.” Several witnesses have disputed the idea that Zimmerman was acting in self-defense.
defenseless homeless Black man. The department refused to prosecute the officer, Justin Collison, until after the footage was posted on YouTube. Tracy Martin told Roland Martin that his son saved his life in 2004. “At the time, he was 9 years old,” the father recounted. “We had just came from the Little League football park. We fell asleep while the stove was on. A grease fire started. I went into the kitchen to try to put the grease fire out. The grease splattered all over my leg. My body went into shock and by me and him being in the house, I started calling out his name. “He finally woke up and, at 9 years old, he pulled me from out of the kitchen, where the kitchen cabinets were on fire. He pulled me out of the kitchen onto the balcony. He actually went back into the house and got the cell phone and called 911.” An emotional Tracy Martin said, “He was my hero – he was actually my best friend. He saved my life. And for me not to be there to be able to save his life is very upsetting.”
“Sanford police released 911 tapes that clearly show that Zimmerman disobeyed police instructions that he avoid making contact with Martin.” “I heard someone crying – not boo-hoo crying, but scared or terrified or hurt maybe,” Mary Cutcher told the Miami Herald. “To me, it was a child.” She explained, “This was not self-defense. We heard no fighting, no wrestling, no punching. We heard a boy crying. As soon as the shot went off, it stopped, which tells me it was the child crying. If it had been Zimmerman crying, it wouldn’t have stopped. If you’re hurting, you’re hurting.” Sanford, Fla. has a checkered race relations record. In 2005, two parking lot security guards, one the son of a Sanford police officer, fatally shot a Black teenager, Travares McGill, in the back. They, too, claimed self-defense and had their case dismissed in court. Last year, Police Chief Brian Tooley was forced from office after the son of a lieutenant was caught on camera beating a
George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of “Emerge” magazine and the NNPA News Service, is editorial director of “Heart & Soul” magazine. He is a keynote speaker, moderator, and media coach. Curry can be reached through his Web site, www.georgecurry.com You can also follow him at www.twitter. com/currygeorge.
WWB—Gunned Down for Walking While Black The expression Driving While Black (DWB) was coined to reflect the criminalization of Black drivers through racial profiling that has led in the last few decades to numerous Department of Justice (DOJ) consent decrees in major cities across the U.S to monitor and stymie such prejudicial and arbitrary police practices. Perhaps the federal investigation being launched to probe the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Central Florida allegedly by George Zimmerman, 28, a self-appointed vigilante and neighborhood watchman will lead to muchneeded and long overdue DOJ consent decrees prohibiting the law enforcement tactic targeting Walking While Black (WWB)—the criminalization of the too young, too urban, too old, too suspicious, too rowdy, too hood, but most definitely the too brown and too black to be freely walking the streets unmolested by unwarranted law enforcement intrusion. In the crime-stopping mind of Zimmerman, nearly a decade older and 100 pounds heavier than the young teen, Trayvon’s act of WWB, conducted so cavalierly and slowly during a jaunt with skittles and iced tea, was criminal because Trayvon was a young Black male wearing a hoodie in a Sanford, Florida gated community. It appears to this blogger and lawyer that Zimmerman’s stalking and shooting of Trayvon was fueled by unjust and
misguided stereotypes—too often guised as legitimate police practices and crime fighting tools—used in determining who belongs and who doesn’t, who’s a villain and who’s law abiding, and ultimately who deserves due process and the benefit of the doubt versus who warrants swift and immediate justice. A federal and state prohibition against the controversial “stop and frisk” police practice, also known as “Terry” stops, which disproportionately affect low income minorities would send a strong message against the type of racial profiling that contributed to Trayvon’s death. In this instance Zimmerman was a police want-a-be whose obsession with cops and robbers had fatal consequences. However, the type of discriminatory stereotyping that led Zimmerman, the self-appointed neighborhood watchman, to deem Trayvon as ‘suspicious’ and worthy of a stop, plays out in major cities across the nation in the form of stop-and-frisk police activity. According to the New York Civil Liberties Union’s (NYCLU) website: “The NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices raise serious concerns over racial profiling, illegal stops and privacy rights. The Department’s own reports on its stop-and-frisk activity confirm what many people in communities of color across the city have long known: The police are stopping hundreds of thousands of law abiding New Yorkers every year, and the vast majority are
Bayard Rustin at 100 – Still Overlooked Michael G. Long
This year marks the centennial of the birth of Bayard Rustin, one of the most significant yet ignored
figures in American history. Rustin, a native son of West Chester, was the master strategist of the pinnacle event in American protest politics— the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. He was also an openly gay African American often cast into history’s shadows by his colleagues in the civil rights movement, including Martin Luther King, Jr. The story of King and Rustin is particularly shocking. In 1960, Rustin had arranged for King and the great labor leader A. Phillip Randolph to announce that they would lead nonviolent demonstrations on the national conventions of both parties. But for reasons still not clear, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., of Harlem, wanted to squash the march on the Democrats. So he enlisted an intermediary to phone King with a threat: Unless King called off the march, Powell would tell the media that King and Rustin were having a gay affair. They were not; the threat was hollow. But King was not a profile in courage when confronting
potential media coverage of Rustin’s gay sexuality, and because of his deep fears of being tainted, he cut Bayard out of his inner circle of advisors. It was an especially brutal act of prejudice because up to 1960 Rustin had engineered much of the construction of Martin Luther King, Jr. He had schooled King in Gandhian nonviolence and tactics, ghostwritten his speeches, built him his first national platform at a 1957 march in Washington, steered him to practice coalition politics with labor and liberals, and even conceived and organized the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). For two long years, King did not open the dustbin that he had swept Rustin into, but by 1963 he was floundering and desperate for Rustin’s tactical advice. (Bayard once said that King could not organize a couple of bees to go to a honey festival.) When King came calling again, Rustin “lit up,” according to Rachelle Horowitz, Bayard’s longtime friend and assistant. Why would Rustin ever go back to King? Part of the answer, no doubt, lies in Rustin’s strong ego. A deeper reason stems from the virtue of steadfast hope and the practice of forgiveness that his Quaker-influenced grandmother, Julia Rustin, had instilled in him as a young boy. Reared by the spiritually fierce Julia, Rustin grew to embrace Psalm 56 as one
black and Latino.” NYCLU and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, along with dozens of other grass roots and advocacy organizations, have protested against the discretionary and often discriminatory practice of police stopping ‘suspicious persons’ and frisking them without necessarily having probably cause. Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons and former Princeton professor and civil rights activist Cornel West have also opposed the “stopand-frisk’ police practice. Quantitatively, racialized police practices do not impede crime. NYCLU has found that nine out of 10 New Yorkers stopped and frisked have been innocent. However, law enforcement officers, whether policemen or neighborhood watchmen, who conduct detentions and searches in a discriminatory manner have robbed not only the wrongfully stopped, stereotyped “suspects’ of their dignity, but have also undermined our collective sense of humanity and justice. What happened to Trayvon Martin because of prejudicial and unsound community policing tactics, which up until now has gone unprosecuted, indicates that “stops and frisks” and discriminatory law enforcement put us all in jeopardy. Who knows when any one of us could be wrongfully judged, mistaken and fatally stereotyped? Joy Freeman-Coulbary, a Washingtonian, is a pacifist, lawyer and blogger. You can reach her at freemancoulbary@ gmail.com and follow her on Twitter @enJOYJFC.
of his favorites: “This I know, that God is for me … What can a mere mortal do to me?” Whatever his reasons for going back, we are deeply indebted to Rustin for his courage to return to the fire. Because of his vision and tactical brilliance, millions of us have been able to turn to Aug. 28, 1963—that scorching hot day when King shared his dream—for inspiration and instruction for advancing our own civil and human rights. It was Bayard Rustin who taught us how to march that day—how to use Gandhian nonviolence and direct action techniques in pursuit of equal justice under law. Perhaps even more important, he taught us to believe in ourselves and in our ability to use “people power” to transform society and culture. Whether or not we know it, those of us who have marched on Washington and in our various communities since then—for women’s rights, gay rights, peace, immigrants, even Glenn Beck’s conservative agenda—have closely followed Rustin as our North Star. Thanks for lighting our path, Bayard, and Happy Birthday. Rustin died in 1987. Michael G. Long teaches peace studies at Elizabethtown College and is the editor of “I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters.”
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Instead of providing the traditional types of goods and services accustomed in Black neighborhoods, since integration, these new businesses offer more highend products in settings characteristic of White neighborhoods. Entrepreneurs Barry Lester, a curator/ art historian and John Woods, a wellknown caterer, merged their talents to provide the perfect “spot” to promote their successful business savvy ideas and address the needs of a growing community. The duo opened a cozy alcohol-free restaurant called the B-Spot, a multi-purpose art gallery, juice bar and tea room located in the cultural corridor of Eastern Market on Pennsylvania Avenue in southeast Washington. “We knew that the Capitol Hill area was expanding and had great opportunities for people in the surrounding
“A non-alcoholic environment was a conscious decision on our part because many people, especially those with young children, want to be able to socialize without alcohol.” —John Woods the Smithsonian Institution, Freddie Mac, Washington Sports and Entertainment, Howard University and other high-profiled individuals and organizations. “I realized that I didn’t need that much space for my business and wanted to venture into something else,” said Lester. Woods, well-known for his catering of the Olympics, movie sets, and other highpowered events, provided the foods on special occasions for Attitude Extract. Woods wanted others to experience wholesome and organic meals at reasonable prices in
alcohol,” said Woods. The facility capitalizes on the community’s deeprooted artistic milieu to provide exposure to varied expressions of the arts in a luxurious setting and intimate atmosphere. The B-Spot utilizes a three-prong service approach that integrates a gallery of select work for sale by emerging and established artists; juice bar and tea room; and an open stage offering live entertainment. “The paintings are absolutely breathtaking. I’ve never been in a place, especially a restaurant, that showcased an extensive collection of Black art in this manner,” said Andre Thomas, a resident of southeast Washington. Gerald Bolling, 45, came from Philadelphia to meet a potential business partner at B-Spot. “This environment is so refreshing. Here we are being entertained with a live band and poets while we dine on wholesome treats,” said the drug counselor. “This place should be registered with Alcohol and Narcotics Anonymous to provide a social venue for recovering alcoholics and drug users.” The crab cakes were succulent, garnished with an array of seasonal fruits. The smoothies were filled with organic fruit and delightful juices. The musical sounds of local artists Copper Rose and Bone and a poetess entertained the audience with positive vibes. Zakkiyah Haddad, a native Washingtonian agreed with Bolling that the atmosphere was lively, intimate and wholesome. “I never go to places that sell alcohol. Now I have somewhere to bring family and friends to enjoy ourselves.” B-Spot owners said the facility rents out for weddings, movie screenings, parties and other events at reasonable costs.
March 24, 2012 - March 30, 2012, The Afro-American
The newly renovated John Wesley AME Zion Church Constance McCrimmon, Carrie Johnson-Clark and Christine Harrell
Edgar Brookins (center) offers his congratulations to new chapter members Beatrice Adderly-Kelly and Mariamah Williams.
And the choir enters… Left to Right: Chapter Organizer Carrie Johnson-Clark; Drema Woldman, chapter president; Joy Holland, founder; Ozell Dean; DC Mayor Vincent Gray; national president, Audrie Lawton; Area II director Francine Jarvis, Sandra Jennings, Jackie Wilcher
Newly chartered Washington DC Chapter of TLOD: 1st row - Christine Harrell; Mariamah Williams; Barbara Jeffers Patterson; Joy Holland; Marie Bowe-Quick, Asherah El and Constance McCrimmon; 2nd row - Christana Ross; Rakeisha Thomas; Tonya Sapp; Beatrice Adderly-Kelly, Muneera Hill and Phronie Jackson
And the processional begins…
Yvonne A. Tracey, general president, Connectional Lay Council, AME Zion Church, Loveleen “Dee” Perkins, Women’s Home and Oversees Missionary Society, AME Zion Church and Dr. Barbara Shaw, president, NCNW
The Rev. Lula G. Williams, former missionary supervisor with the Rev. Vernon A. Shannon, pastor, John Wesley AME Zion Church
Not only were the adult members present for the Rededication Service, but the very young also.
Kyra O. Davenport Special to the AFRO D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray gave inspirational words to the Top Ladies of Distinction(TLOD) at the formal chartering ceremony of the Washington, DC Chapter at the Howard University Blackburn Center in Northwest, Washington, DC. At this ceremony, 14 accomplished, beautiful African-American women led by chapter organizer, Carrie Johnson-Clark, committed themselves to improving the quality of life for young people of the DC Metropolitan area. These ladies are true trailblazers! “We are charged with making a difference in the lives of the people of our community by helping them to become contributing citizens in the communities in which they live,” said chapter president, Joy Holland. “These ladies now stand ready and are excited to put into practice the uplifting and mentoring of our youth.” It was truly a celebration of the future and a salute of the past. For more information about TOLD, go to their website: www.dctlod.org Photos by Rob Roberts
The Rededication Celebration of the Newly Renovated and Expanded John Wesley AME Zion Church, “The National Church of Zion Methodism,” located at 14th and Corcoran Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. was recently held under the guiding leadership of The Rt. Rev. Warren M. Brown, presiding bishop, Mid-Atlantic 11 Episcopal District; the Rev. Dr. Rita J. Colbert, presiding elder; the Rev. Vernon A. Shannon, pastor and Clennie Rev. and Mrs. H. Murphy Jr., chairman of the Renovation and Expansion Committee. The theme was Vernon A. Thanksgiving – Jubilation – Remembrance – Rededication. Church members and Shannon, community residents came out to support this Rededication Service and pastor were able to view this edifice and Parish Center that will meet the spiritual needs of the church membership….a very special and joyous occasion for all. As stated by the pastor, Rev. Shannon, “Red carpet on the church floors implies that the neighbors, friends and even strangers are welcomed in this Bishop Warren Matthew Brown (2nd from right), house of God…Be refreshed, feel Mid-Atlantic II Episcopal District, AME Zion Church, good, celebrate!” who gave the Rededication Message here with other Photos by Rob Roberts
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The National Society of Pershing Rifles Alumni Association recently presented honors to Morgan State University graduates who retired as general officers. Honorees included Generals William “Kip” Ward, Larry R. Ellis, Major Generals Art Dean and Thomas Prather. Maryland State Senator Joan Carter Conway was also cited for her continuing community involvement and service. This event was the Commander’s 1st Annual “Black Jack” Legacy Awards. The Society was founded in honor of General of the Armies, John Pershing, in 1984 at the University of Nebraska. Highlighting this event was the formal Change of Command Ceremonies as P/R LTG Lawrence K. Montgomery passes command of NSPRAA to incoming commander Brian R. Cox. Worthy of note is that members of the formal honor guard from MSU that was requested by the late President Kennedy were in attendance. Colonel Lawrence K. Montgomery, Jr
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Monica Douglass, Mistress of Ceremonies Tia Douglass and Dr. Sandy Morgan
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run over a six-plus span to take a 39-38 lead with just under seven minutes remaining. From there, both team exchanged baskets. A free throw by the Cavs Lexie Gerson tied it at 50-50 with 20 seconds on the clock. The Lady Bison had three opportunities within the last six seconds of regulation to win the contest, but was unable to convert on those attempts. In the extra period, Zykia Brown hit a three-pointer at the four minute mark to open up scoring for a slim 53-50 edge. UVA took the lead with two consecutive baskets for a 54-53 score at 2:35. The Cavaliers pushed the lead to four, 57-53, but a Holmes three cut it down to one with just over a minute left. Two at the stripe by Gerson put UVA back up by three. Holmes shot a three as time expired, but it missed as Virginia gave the Lady Bison their ninth loss of the season. Both teams struggled from the field as the Lady Bison were held to 29 percent shooting (20-for-29), and the Cavs a 33.3 clip (19-for-57). HU scored 13 points off 12 Cavalier miscues. Howard
Howard’s Nicole Deterville makes a play in her final match before the season ended for the Lady Bison. By Jamilah Corbitt Special to the AFRO The Howard women’s basketball team dropped a 59-56 decision to the Univ. of Virginia in first round action of the WNIT. The Lady Bison will end the 2011-‘12 campaign with a 24-9 overall mark – tying the program’s record for most wins in a single season. The game also marks the first post-season bid for HU since 2001. Saadia Doyle tallied her 15th double-double of the season with 16 points and a season-best 14 rebounds in 45 minutes of action.
Tamoria Holmes tallied her 31st consecutive double-digit performance with 17 points. Kara Smith chipped in with eight points, while Cheyenne Curley-Payne recorded seven. The first half was a tightly contested affair as both teams struggled offensively. HU gained a slim 13-12 advantage at the 7:03 mark off a Smith shot from behind the arc. UVA went on an 8-3 run the close the period for a 21-16 margin at the half – the largest deficit for either team. In the second period, the Cavs were leading 34-26 at the 13:05 mark, before a Holmes triple ignited a 13-4
also won the battle of the boards 52-44.
For UVA, Gerson recorded 18 points. Ariana Moorer and
Ataira Franklin tallied 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Lady Bulldogs Finish Third in CIAA Bowling Event HBCU Women’s Bowling
Freshman Ambrianna Bankston led the Lady Bulldogs, averaging 184.00. The Bowie State Lady Bankston rolled a BSU highBulldogs bowling team hosted game of 232 and tallied 1,840 a Central Interscholastic total pins. Elizabeth City Athletic Association Northern State’s Shanice Watkins was Division event at the AMF the weekends top bowler with Laurel Lanes on March 17-18 a 195.89 average. in Laurel, Md. BSU finished BSU freshman Shayla third overall with a total pin Lightfoot ranked second in count of 11,274. Elizabeth team average (175.00) and City State claimed the top spot junior Quinn Armstrong (12,299) followed by Virginia ranked third with a 172.50 State (11,417) in second and average. Sophomore Ashanti BSU Photo Bowie State. Chowan placed Moore knocked down 1,663 Freshman Ambrianna 4th (10,454), Virginia Union total pins (166.30 average) was 5th (10,604) and Lincoln Bankston led the Bowie and fellow sophomore State with average score finished 6th (9,542). Demetria Venable rounded out of 184 in a CIAA North The first two days of Bowie State’s bowlers with a bowling event on March competition were team 110.50 average. matches, followed by baker’s 17-18, 2012. The CIAA bowling season competition of the third and final day. Bowie comes to a close on March 24-26 at the CIAA State had an overall event record of 8-7. Women’s Bowling Championships held in The Lady Bulldogs recorded a 4-6 record over Durham, N.C. at the AMF Durham Lanes. The the first two days and went 4-1 on March 18 in top four teams from each division qualify for Baker System scoring. competition. By Greg Going Special to the AFRO
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The Undershepherd:The Black Church Movie Everyone Needs to See! in “The Undershepherd”? RP: Absolutely, the bad guy does not prevail. That is God. Dark comes to light.
By Andrea L. Young Special to the AFRO Hold onto your hats and seats as Russ Parr, nationally syndicated radio show host and movie producer, takes you on a ride through the prevailing ills of the Black Church. Parr, a trusted filmmaker in Black Hollywood, spills the jarring secrets of good vs. evil in the Black Church through this mouthdropping drama revealing how ministers and church members battle power, money and infidelity. The lead role, an ambitious, charismatic minister overcome by greed and ego, is played by Isaiah Washington, on fire as minister Lawrence “LC” Case, who uses the pulpit to further his own agenda and ultimately leads people astray. In competition with LC is Roland, LC’s best friend, played by Lamman Rucker. Roland struggles to get his own grassroots ministry off the ground and is not as successful as LC. In this real-world drama, characters LC and Roland struggle to pursue their dreams of becoming the successor of their 80-year-old pastor, Dr. Ezekial Canon, a character role played by actor Bill Cobbs. See this dynamic, tell-all church thriller at Parr’s VIP reception at Copper Canyon and Red Carpet Screening at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in downtown Silver Spring, Md. Tuesday, March 27. Cast members expected to attend the events include: Isaiah Washington, Lamman Rucker, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Robinne Lee, and Malinda Williams. Net proceeds from “The Undershepherd” VIP and Red Carpet events will go to the Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts. AY: Was there any personal curiosity in your choice to write and produce “The Undershepherd?” RP: There’s a story here, a lot of things that are being ignored (in the Black Church) and no one is being held accountable. AY: How real are the issues between the good preacher and the bad preacher? RP: I wanted reality. There are a lot of very successful “bad” people. What I’m trying to do is show the reality of what goes on in the church. We have a lot of secrets in our community, and there are a lot of secrets in those church walls. AY: What makes this movie so different that it will drive people to the theaters? RP: The story is enveloped within the church, making it
AY: What was it like to work with Isaiah Washington? RP: No disrespect to any actor, however, Isaiah is the most talented actor I’ve ever worked with. He (Isaiah) was phenomenal and took my script to the next level. No one could have played this role better than Isaiah did. AY: What is your goal for this film? RP: I would like to go theatrical and be successful. I wrote the film in 15 days and shot (the film) in LA in 15 days. I am taking more risk with a Black drama than a Black comedy. I’m a radio show host, comedian, and movie producer. I’m not a 1-trick pony.
more controversial than it seems. “The Undershepherd” deals with money, power and infidelity. This movie is not an indictment of the Black Church. It’s an indictment of man, of who we place on that pedestal sometimes, just an ordinary human being with flaws. You can’t let them get to the point where they are so powerful that they think for you.
AY: Who do you expect to support “The Undershepherd?” RP: This isn’t your regular Black Church movie. People that are not that engaged in their church aren’t going to like this movie because they won’t understand it. However, 85 percent of our audience goes to church. In the original script, Roland didn’t exist. I’m not holding the church responsible — this is not the church’s fault, this (LC) is a God-created man who uses the pulpit to further his own agenda.
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Polar Opposite Partners Infiltrate H.S. in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy By Kam Williams Popular jock Greg Jenko (Channing Tatum) and social outcast Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) had nothing in common back when they were in high school, besides their both missing the senior prom. And even that was for very different reasons, since the former didn’t attend because
Film Review of poor grades while the latter simply couldn’t find a date. But seven years later, the pair’s paths have crossed again while attending the police academy. This time around, academicallychallenged Greg and out-ofshape Mort bond helping each other pass the written and physical portions of the final exam. Upon graduating, these polar opposites launch their law enforcement careers as partners, patrolling a downtown park on bicycles uneventfully until the day they fail to read a perpetrator his Miranda rights. They are called on the carpet and ordered to report to “21 Jump Street,” a clandestine detective unit run out of an abandoned church with a dusty, Korean Jesus crucifix dangling over the altar. There, short-fused Captain Dickson (Ice Cube) reassigns
baby-faced Schmidt and Jenko to work undercover at Sagan High School in order to crack a drug ring disseminating deadly narcotics. The disgraced officers leap at the opportunity to make amends for the bust gone bad, unaware of how hard it will be to pass themselves off as students. For not only do they look older, but the culture has substantially changed since they left school. So, they soon discover that, nowadays, macho misbehaving and bullying are out, while studying, drama club, and caring about the environment are in. Even being gay is considered very cool thanks to the television show “Glee.” This upside-down reality sets the stage for the awkward scenarios which abound in “21 Jump Street.” What
makes the film so endearing is the camaraderie the leads cultivate once the script is flipped, in the wake of the role reversal which has the handsome hunk suddenly relying on the goofy geek to figure out how to fit in at school. While the movie might technically be a screen adaptation of the ‘80s cop drama of the same name, this raunchy teensploit actually amounts to more of a reboot of the franchise than a remake. To its credit, the picture does pay homage to the classic TV series, as it features cameo appearances by three of the original cast members: Johnny Depp, Peter DeLuise and Holly RobinsonPeete. Nevertheless, provided you approach this laff-aminute, slapstick adventure
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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star as police officers who join the secret Jump Street unit and use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring.
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Rémy Martin VSOP hosted an after party for the cast of Grey’s Anatomy following a live benefit concert, March 18, for the Actors Fund at Royce Hall in Los Angeles. The event, Grey’s Anatomy: The Songs Beneath the Show, featured 11 songs performed by members of the cast including Sara Ramirez, Chandra Wilson, Kevin McKidd, Justin Chambers, James Pickens Jr., Kim Raver, Sarah Drew and emceed by Sandra Oh with Eric Dane. Following the performance, cast members joined friends and family for a Rémy Martin VSOP cocktail reception and nibbled on tray pass appetizers. as a franchise overhaul rather than as an homage, you won’t be shocked by its relentlesslyirreverent brand of humor. Think Superbad meets Revenge of the Nerds!
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Spring Fashions For 2012 By Leonard Hughes Special to the AFRO The Spring 2012 verdict is in. Sporty and sportswear are here to stay, but in a much more understated way thanks to sorbet colors and louche, low-key silhouettes. Don’t discard your floral fantasies just yet, this season the trend continues with a highoctane dose of flower power, plus an equally amped-up version of color blocking. Proenza Schouler is one of the designers
that decided to pump up the volume with heavy floral patterns and bold colors. Altuzarra’s take on spring fashions included a white leather panel dress with Hawaiian accent utilizing colorful flowers. Designer Alexander Wang took a different approach in his interpretation of spring fashion. Instead of bold colorful pallets Alexander decided to go with a “biker chic” theme using a floral inspiration but keeping the colors toned down using beautiful navy, royal & turquoise blues with
white accents. When Thakoon does floral prints, expect the unexpected, like a vivid red and blue Bollywood reference. This season is all about being creative and confident. Don’t shy away from wearing bold colors. Instead embrace the opportunity to wear that green pant with a yellow blouse and an orange handbag. Fashion is all about experimenting, taking risks and mixing and matching things together and finding your own voice. Find
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Butt Identification? Self-valet? What Will Cars Do Next? By Talibah Chikwendu Special to the AFRO While there’s been no shortage of development related to automobiles, the items getting the most advertising lately are in the area of performance, alternative fuels and increasing gas mileage. But that’s not all. Auto makers are investigating ways to implement technology to transform the driving experience. From auto pilot to butt identification, the new ways to change the driving experience are about to really shake things up. Lately Ford Motor Company has been out in front with a comprehensive touch-screen system, scheduled to get an extensive upgrade this month. The system, according to reports, replaced the knobs and buttons with a touch screen interface, voice commands and steering wheelmounted controls. These include climate controls,
navigation, reverse camera, entertainment, hands-free communications and a customizable display where the speedometer is usually located. Critics say Ford rolled out this super system too soon and its glitches have seriously dented the automaker’s customer satisfaction ratings. The upgrade, which should fix the problems, includes a redesign of hundreds of screens, using larger buttons and fonts. Also out in front for the near future are autopilottype strategies for parking. The automatic parking now available gives the driver the option of an assist, with the car parallel parking itself if the driver chooses, a possible advantage in tight spots or for people just not good at the mechanics of parking. But General Motor’s recently announced its idea is to have the car drop the driver off curbside, find an open parking space and park itself, returning to pick up the driver when activated
later by a smartphone app. An interesting twist, but how many people are really ready for the car to self-valet? An interesting, though less science fiction type, vehicle addition is the economy mode. This has been added to many cars and is designed to switch off or turn down non-essential systems. Cars with this feature, which include some Ford, Lexus, Infiniti and Mercedes models, have an economy button that, when pushed, increases fuel efficiency, decreases the load of the air conditioning on the engine, adjusts the electrical system of the car and improves the operating efficiency of the engine. These changes in conjunction with driver changes – maintaining a constant speed in the city, using cruise control on the highway, and speeding and slowing smoothly – can reportedly increase fuel efficiency by as much as 24 percent, resulting in a significant monetary and natural resource savings.
Safety improvements keep coming too, with curtain airbags and run-flat tires topping the list. In many new models, airbags have been added over the windows in the car to provide safety from head injury for people in the front and rear seats.
In many new models, airbags have been added over the windows in the car to provide safety from head injury for people in the front and rear seats. Run-flat tires, that maintain shape without air pressure, can keep a vehicle moving for an additional 50 miles or so,
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the car, soon to be equipped with touch-screen fabric. According to Canadian researchers at the Polytechnic School, the fabric is designed to allow drivers to control automobile features by touching specific spots. So instead of a handle to change car seat position or a knob to change the radio volume, a passenger would just have to touch or swipe the fabric on their seat.
But by far the most interesting interior automobile innovation is coming from the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo, Japan, where they are taking biometric recognition technology to, if not a new level, a new spot. Researchers there are working on a sensor system that identifies a person by their butt print. The technology measures the pressures and contours of a person’s posterior. It uses over 350 sensors to get the measurements, making accurate identifications about 98 percent of the time. Researchers see this as an added security feature for cars in the next few years. While 98 percent seems significantly short of optimal, there are still some interesting applications for this technology. It could be used now as a way for drivers to save seat, mirror, steering wheel, air temperature, interior lighting and radio preference. Just imagine, the driver sits down and the car moves everything around to the last recorded setting for that behind. Wonder if that feature is backward compatible with older models? Older model cars, that is, not butts. Happy motoring.
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Enjoy Fresh, Flavorful Fruit Year-Round (NAPSI)—It may not be summer here in North America, but no need to miss out on the freshness of the season. Nutritious and delicious fresh nectarines, blueberries and other delights from Chile are available all winter long in your grocery store. It’s summer in Chile, where the climate, soil and water yield consistently high-quality fruit that meets the highest assurance standards in the world. That’s good news, because natural fruits are not only good to eat, they’re good for you. A half cup of blueberries packs a bounty of fiber, vitamin C, potassium and
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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 1066-2012 IN RE: Monroe Wilson Johnson Jr. Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME
Monroe Wilson Johnson Jr. having filed a complaint for judgment changing Monroe Wilson Johnson Jr. name to Meshalia Kim Johnson and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 7th day of March 2012 hereby. ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 11th day of April 2012, why the prayers of said complaint should not be granted; provided that a copy of this order be published once a week for three consecutive weeks before said day in the AfroAmerican newspaper. 0 that pursuant to SCR205(b) notice be sent to the applicant’s creditors by registered or certified mail and that proof of service of mailing be made in the manner provided in SCR Probate Rule 19(b). JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
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Roderiquez Lavoon Thomas having filed a complaint for judgment changing Roderiquez Lavoon Thomas name to Alejandro Tomàs Bermudez and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 5th day of March 2012 hereby. ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 9th day of April 2012, why the prayers of said complaint should not be granted; provided that a copy of this order be published once a week for three consecutive weeks before said day in the AfroAmerican newspaper. JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM207 Christine Elizabeth McNair Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Christine S. Farmer, whose address is 3111 Lyndale Place SE, Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Christine Elizabeth M c N a i r, w h o d i e d o n September 7, 1999 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 September 23, 2012. 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 September 23, 2012, 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: March 23, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Christine S. Farmer Personal Representative 202-581-1915 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER WILLS TYPESET:OFTue Mar 20 3/23, 3/30, 4/6
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM208 ANN KING Decedent Kent Rackett, Esq 1350 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 850 Washington DC 20036 08:49:18 AttorneyEDT 2012 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Joseph King, whose address is 13107 Crutchfield Ave., Bowie Maryland 20720, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Ann King, who died on March 16, 2007 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 September 23, 2012. 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 September 23, 2012, 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: March 23, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Joseph King Personal Representative 240-305-9022 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER WILLS TYPESET:OF3/23, Tue Mar 20 3/30, 4/6
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM201 Katie K. White aka Katie Katherine White Decedent NOTICE OF 08:54:51 EDT 2012 APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Shelly T. Mitchell, whose address is 5719 Walcott Ave., Fairfax VA. 22030 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Katie K. White aka Katie Katherine White, who died on January 29, 2011 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 (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 23, 2012. 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 September 23, 2012, 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: March 23, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington
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Shelly T. Mitchell, whose ad$ 80.00 a. Name Changes dress is 5719 Walcott Ave., 202-879-1133 Fairfax VA. 22030 was ap$ 200.00 b. Real Property pointed personal representative of the estate of Katie K. White aka Katie Katherine White, who died on January 29, 2011 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 (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of a. Absent $ 150.00 Wills, D.C., 515 Defendant 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, b. Absolute Divorce $ 150.00 D.C. 20001, on or before September 23, 2012. Claims c. Custody Divorce $ 150.00 against the decedent shall be TYPESET: Tue Mar 20 08:50:18 EDT 2012 presented to the underTYPESET: Tue Mar 20 signed with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with aTo place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262 Superior Court of Superior Court of copy to the undersigned, onPublic Notices $50.00 & up depending on size the District of the District of or before September 23, of Columbia are $24.15 per inch. District of Columbia 2012, or be forever barred. Baltimore Legal Notices District PROBATE DIVISION Persons believed to be heirs PROBATE DIVISION There is no flat rate — 1-800 (AFRO) 892 or legatees of the decedent Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. who do not receive a copy of For Proof of Publication, please call 20001-2131 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244 20001-2131 this notice by mail within 25 Administration No. Administration No. days of its first publication TYPESET: Tue Mar 20 08:50:44 EDT 2012 2012ADM205 2012ADM169 LEGAL NOTICES shall so inform the Register LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Calvin Coolidge LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Kenneth LEGALRapley NOTICES NOTICES ofLEGAL Wills, including name, adPowell dress and relationship. Decedent Date of Publication: Decedent Superior Court of Alan B. Frankle, Esq March 23, 2012 Olekanma Ekekwe Eq the District of 751 Rockville Pike, Name of newspaper: 2426 Lenfant SQ SE District of Columbia Rockville, MD 20852 Afro-American Suite 100 PROBATE DIVISION Attorney Washington Washington DC 20020 Washington, D.C. NOTICE OF Law Reporter Attorney 20001-2131 Shelly T. Mitchell APPOINTMENT, Personal NOTICE OF Administration No. NOTICE TO Representative APPOINTMENT, 2012ADM195 CREDITORS 703-968-0737 Joyce Ann Douglas NOTICE TO AND NOTICE TO TRUE TEST COPY CREDITORS Decedent UNKNOWN HEIRS REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue Mar 20 08:51:05 EDT 2012 AND NOTICE TO NOTICE OF Julia Rapley and Karen Rap3/23, 3/30, 4/6 ley, whose addresses are UNKNOWN HEIRS APPOINTMENT, 5026 Sherrier Pl. NW Kellie Newby Gibson and NOTICE TO Washington DC 20016, and Dorethia Newby, whose adSuperior Court of CREDITORS 4806 Bradley Bl. Chevy dress(es) are 1309 North the District of AND NOTICE TO Chase, MD 20814 were apCarolina Avenue NE District of Columbia UNKNOWN HEIRS pointed personal representaWashington DC 20002 and Angele Robinson-Gaylord, PROBATE DIVISION tive(s) of the estate of 200 Rhode Island Ave NE 08:51:25 EDT 2012 whose address is 140 MidKenneth Rapley, who died on Washington, D.C. Apt 514, Washington DC land Ct. Conshohocken, PA February 6, 2012 with a Will, 20002, were appointed per20001-2131 19428, was appointed perand will serve without Court sonal representative(s) of the Administration No. sonal representative of the supervision. All unknown estate of Calvin Coolidge 2012ADM203 estate of Joyce Ann Douglas, heirs and heirs whose Powell, who died on FebKEVIN FORD SR. who died on February 18, whereabouts are unknown ruary 6, 2012 with a Will, and 2012 without a Will, and will Decedent shall enter their appearance will serve without Court suserve without Court superviin this proceeding. ObjecNOTICE OF pervision. All unknown heirs sion. All unknown heirs and tions to such appointment (or a n d h e i r s w h o s e APPOINTMENT, heirs whose whereabouts to the probate of decedent´s whereabouts are unknown NOTICE TO are unknown shall enter their will) shall be filed with the shall enter their appearance CREDITORS appearance in this proceedRegister of Wills, D.C., 515 in this proceeding. ObjecAND NOTICE TO ing. Objections to such 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor tions to such appointment (or appointment shall be filed UNKNOWN HEIRS Washington, D.C. 20001, on to the probate of decedent´s with the Register of Wills, Tomika Ford, whose address or before September 16, will) shall be filed with the D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., is 3539 Jay Street NE Apt 2012. Claims against the deRegister of Wills, D.C., 515 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 203, Washington DC 20019 cedent shall be presented to 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor 20001, on or before Septemwas appointed personal rethe undersigned with a copy Washington, D.C. 20001, on ber 23, 2012. Claims against presentative of the estate of to the Register of Wills or filed or before September 23, the decedent shall be preKevin Ford Sr., who died on with the Register of Wills with 2012. Claims against the desented to the undersigned October 4, 2011 without a a copy to the undersigned, on cedent shall be presented to with a copy to the Register of Will, and will serve without or before September 16, the undersigned with a copy Wills or filed with the Register Court supervision. All un2012, or be forever barred. to the Register of Wills or filed of Wills with a copy to the known heirs and heirs whose Persons believed to be heirs with the Register of Wills with undersigned, on or before whereabouts are unknown or legatees of the decedent a copy to the undersigned, on September 23, 2012, or be shall enter their appearance who do not receive a copy of or before September 23, forever barred. Persons bein this proceeding. Objecthis notice by mail within 25 2012, or be forever barred. lieved to be heirs or legatees tions to such appointment days of its first publication Persons believed to be heirs of the decedent who do not shall be filed with the Regisshall so inform the Register or legatees of the decedent receive a copy of this notice ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th of Wills, including name, adwho do not receive a copy of by mail within 25 days of its Street, N.W., 3rd Floor dress and relationship. this notice by mail within 25 first publication shall so inWashington, D.C. 20001, on Date of Publication: days of its first publication form the Register of Wills, or before September 23, March 16, 2012 shall so inform the Register including name, address and 2012. Claims against the deName of newspaper: of Wills, including name, adrelationship. cedent shall be presented to Afro-American dress and relationship. Date of Publication: the undersigned with a copy Washington Law Date of Publication: March 23, 2012 to the Register of Wills or filed Reporter March 23, 2012 Name of newspaper: with the Register of Wills with Julia Rapley Name of newspaper: Afro-American a copy to the undersigned, on Karen Rapley Afro-American Washington or before September 23, Personal Washington Law Reporter 2012, or be forever barred. Representative Law Reporter Angele Robinson Persons believed to be heirs 301-217-0505 Kellie Newby Gibson Douglas or legatees of the decedent TRUE TEST COPY Dorethia Newby Personal who do not receive a copy of REGISTER OF WILLS Personal Representative this notice by mail within 25 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 Representative 847-287-8142 days of its first publication 202-696-4634 TRUE TEST COPY shall so inform the Register TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET:OFTue Mar 20 08:50:18 EDT 2012 REGISTER WILLS of Wills, including name, adTYPESET: Mar 20 08:54:25 EDT 2012 REGISTER OFTue WILLS 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 dress and relationship. 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 Date of Publication: March 23, 2012 Superior Court of Superior Court of Name of newspaper: the District of the District of Afro-American District of Columbia Washington District of Columbia Law Reporter PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION Tomika Ford Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Personal 20001-2131 20001-2131 Representative Administration No. Administration No. 202-412-7343 2012ADM205 2012ADM169 TRUE TEST COPY Calvin Coolidge Kenneth Rapley REGISTER OF WILLS 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 Powell Decedent
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Decedent Olekanma Ekekwe Eq 2426 Lenfant SQ SE Suite 100 Washington DC 20020
Alan B. Frankle, Esq 751 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 Attorney NOTICE OF
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TYPESET: Tue2012 Mar 20 08:52:17 EDT 2012 TYPESET: Tue2012 Mar 20 08:58:05 EDT TYPESET: Tue Mar 20 08:54:05 EDT TYPESET: Tue2012 Mar 20 08:57:01 EDT 2012 TYPESET: Tue2012 Mar 20 08:53:02 EDT TYPESET: Tue Mar 20 08:59:29 EDT Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM40 Valerie French Decedent Sherri M. Stahl 5530 Wisconsin Ave Suite 801 Chevey Chase MD 20815 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Robert l. Beisner, whose address is 3851 Newark Street, NW #458-B, Washington DC 20015 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Valerie French, who died on December 8, 2011 with 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 (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 16, 2012. 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 September 16, 2012, 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: March 16, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Robert L. Beisner Personal Representative 301-951-0240 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFTue WILLS TYPESET: Mar 20 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM149 Hyacinth McMorris Decedent Robert M. McCarthy 4405 East West Highway, Suite 201 Bethesda, MD 20814 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Laurel Howell, whose address is 13971 Dominion Place, Davie, FL 33325 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Hyacinth McMorris, who died on December 17, 2011 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 September 16, 2012. 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 September 16, 2012, 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: March 16, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Laurel Howell Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET:3/16, Tue3/23, Mar3/30 20
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM773 BEOTRIS CLARK Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Linda M. Holley, whose address is 4651 N.H. Burroughs Ave NE #201, Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Beotris Clark, who died on February 25, 2010 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 (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 16, 2012. 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 September 16, 2012, 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: March 16, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Linda M. Holley Personal Representative 202-397-5714 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2012FEP26 Date of Death April 16, 2011 Samuel G. Luciano Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM179 CHAPIN CARPENTER Decedent David Booth Beers, Eq Goodwin Procter LLP, 901 New York Ave NW 900E Washington DC 20001 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2012FEP24 Date of Death February 14, 1997 Naomi R. Love Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Peter J. Luciano whose address is 1744 Riggs Place, NW. Washington DC 20009 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Samuel G. Luciano, deceased, by the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, State of Maryland, on September 19, 2011. Service of process may be made upon Peter J. Luciano, 1744 Riggs Place, NW Wa s h i n g t o n D C 2 0 0 0 9 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Colombia real property: 4336-20th Street, NE. Washington DC, and 2416 Otis Street, NE. Washington DC Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 515 5th Street NW 3rd Floor, Washington DC 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. (Strike preceding sentence if no real estate.) Peter J. Luciano Personal Representative 202-986-5220 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: March 16, 2012 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American TYPESET:3/16, Tue3/23, Mar 20 08:53:44 EDT 2012 3/30
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2010ADM000041 Estate of HARMON BETHEA Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD PROBATE
Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Anita Isicson, Successor Personal Representative for standard probate, including the appointment of one or more personal representative. Unless a complaint or an objection in accordance with Superior Court Probate Division Rule 407 is filed in this Court within 30 days from the date of first publication of this notice, the Court may take the action hereinafter set forth. 0 Admit to probate the will dated December 13, 2004 exhibited with the petition upon proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution by affidavit of witnesses or otherwise Register of Wills Clerk of the Probate Division Date of First Publication March 16, 2012 Names of Newspapers: Washington Law Reporter Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Anita lsicson, Esq. 4616 Fessenden St. NW Washington, DC. 20016 202-237-7400 Signature of Petitioners/Attorney TYPESET:3/16, Tue3/23, Mar3/30 20
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM118 Greg Jackson aka Gregory Keith Jackson 08:53:24 EDT 2012 Decedent Bruce E. Gardner, Esq The Gardner Law Firm PC 1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 600 Washington DC 20004 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Sonia Suzanne Schwandt, whose address is 18842 Silverwood Terrace, Leesburg, VA 20176, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Greg Jackson aka Gregory Keith Jackson, who died on December 27, 2011 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 (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 16, 2012. 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 September 16, 2012, 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: March 16, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Sonia Suzanne Schwandt Personal Representative 703-629-2007 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
Eleanor Fulton Carpenter, whose address is 4100 Cathedral Avenue NW, #704, Washington DC 20016 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Chapin Carpenter, who died on October 14, 2011 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 (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 16, 2012. 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 September 16, 2012, 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: March 16, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Eleanor Fulton Carpenter Personal Representative 08:52:42 EDT 2012 202-337-4377 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER WILLS TYPESET:OFTue Mar 20 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM215 Estate of Matthew MarkNesmith, Sr. Deceased NOTICE OF PETITION STANDARD PROBATE
Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Ross Edward Ford, III for standard probate, including the appointment of one or more personal representative. Unless a complaint or an objection in accordance with Superior Court Probate Division Rule 107 is filed in this Court within 30 days from the date of first publication of this notice, the Court may take the action hereinafter set forth. Upon proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution by affidavit of the witnesses to the will, the Court will enter an order admitting the will to probate and appointing one or more personal representatives. In the absence of a will or proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution, the Court will enter an order determining that the decedent died intestate and appointing one or more personal representatives. Register of Wills Clerk of the Probate Division Date of First Publication 08:55:57 March 23, EDT 2012 2012 Names of Newspapers: Washington Law Reporter Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Law Office of Kathy Brissette-Minus, LLC 9701 Apollo Drive, Drive Suite 230 Largo, MD 20774 301-883-8710 Signature of TYPESET: Tue Mar 20 Petitioners/Attorney 3/24, 3/31
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM114 Idell J. Robinson Decedent Charles E. Walton Esq 10905 Ft Washington Road. Suite 201 Fort Washington, MD 20744 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Brenda J. Butler, whose address is 1308 Swan Creek Road, Fort Washington MD 20744 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Idell J. Robinson, who died on October 9, 2011 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 (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 16, 2012. 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 September 16, 2012, 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: March 16, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Brenda J. Butler Personal Representative 301-292-8357 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
Cynthia K. Robinson whose address is 4030 Stonehaven Road, South Euclid Ohio, 44121 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Naomi R. Love, deceased, by the Probate Court for Cuyahoga County, State of Ohio, on April 14, 2009. Service of process may be made upon Brenda C. Wanzor, 2258 Hunter Place SE Wa s h i n g t o n D C 2 0 0 2 0 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Colombia real property: 12.5% interest in 2258 Hunter Place SE Washington DC 20020 Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 515 5th Street NW 3rd Floor, Washington DC 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. (Strike preceding sentence if no real estate.) Cynthia K. Robinson Personal Representative 216-780-1140 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: March 9, 2012 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American TYPESET: 3/9, Tue3/16, Mar3/23 20
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 08:51:57 EDT 2012 Administration No. 2012ADM168 Diane Marie SimsMoore Decedent W. Alton Lewis 1450 Mercantile Lane Suite 155 Largo, MD 20774 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Anthony T. Moore, whose address is 426 U Street NW, Washington DC 20001 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Diane Marie Sims-Moore, who died on December 16, 2011 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 September 9, 2012. 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 September 9, 2012, 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: March 9, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Anthony T. Moore Personal Representative 202-725-0373 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue3/16, Mar3/23 20 3/9,
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM163 Bernice M. Brown Decedent Jerry L. Hunter Esq. 1822 11th Street NW Washington DC 20001 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Georgetta Durrett, whose address is 7110 Antock Place, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Bernice M. Brown, who died on January 5, 2012 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 (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 9, 2012. 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 September 9, 2012, 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: March 9, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Georgetta Durrett Personal Representative 202-234-1722/23 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM154 Agnes M. Washington Decedent Edward G. Varrone Eq 910 17th Street NW Suite 800 Washington DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Paul M. Washington, whose address is 1940 U Place SE, Washington DC 20020 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Agnes M. Washington, who died on July 11, 2010 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 September 9, 2012. 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 September 9, 2012, 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: March 9, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law 2012 08:58:50 EDT Reporter Paul M. Washington Personal Representative 202-678-2630 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: 3/9, Tue3/16, Mar3/23 20
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM162 Louise Clarke aka Louise Teresa Clarke Decedent Jerry L. Hunter Esq 1822 11th Street NW Washington DC 20001 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Harold J. Clarke, whose address is 4321 Delmar Avenue, Temple Hills MD 20748 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Louise Clarke aka Louise Teresa Clarke, who died on June 10, 1985 without a Will. 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 September 9, 2012. 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 September 9, 2012, 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: March 9, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law 08:58:28 Reporter EDT 2012 Harold J. Clarke Personal Representative 202-234-1722/23 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue Mar 20 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM146 MYRNA J. DORAN Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Monte A. Ruffin, whose address is 103 G Street, SW Washington DC 20024 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Myrna J. Doran, who died on September 12, 2009 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 (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 9, 2012. 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 September 9, 2012, 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: March 9, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Monte A Ruffin Personal Representative 202-450-3366 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM954 Wyman L. Colona Jr. Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Andre Colona, whose address is 4444 Connecticut Avenue NW, #406 Washington DC 2008 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Wyman L. Colona, Jr., who died on April 3, 2012 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs a n d h e i r s w h o s e whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 9, 2012. 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 September 9, 2012, 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: March 9, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Andre Colona Personal Representative 202-237-7061 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: 3/9, Tue3/16, Mar3/23 20
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Superior 08:57:41 EDTCourt 2012of
the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 0002145-12 IN RE: THOMAS STEPHEN TROY Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME
Thomas Stephen Troy having filed a complaint for judgment changing birth nameThomas Stephen Troy name to Marcus Stringer Troy and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 6th day of March 2012 hereby. ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 15th day of April 2012, why the prayers of said complaint should not be granted; provided that a copy of this order be published once a week for three consecutive weeks before said day in the AfroAmerican. 0 that pursuant to SCR205(b) notice be sent to the applicant’s creditors by registered or certified mail and that proof of service of mailing be made in the manner provided in SCR Probate Rule 19(b). JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST: 3/23, 3/30, 4/6
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Published on Mar 22, 2012