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Volume 120 No. 34

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Opinion

MARCH 31, 2012 - APRIL 6, 2012

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Justice for Trayvon By Benjamin Todd Jealous

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Supreme Court – Health Care By Yanick Rice Lamb Special to the AFRO

Initial Arguments — Day 1

U.S. Supreme Court justices dissected a tax law for 90 minutes, March 26, the first day of deliberation to determine whether or not it should interfere with their ability to rule on the constitutionality of health reform in one of the most significant cases in the court’s history. The law hinges on whether Congress has the power to penalize citizens required to obtain health insurance in 2014 under President Obama’s health reform plan. Nearly everyone would have medical coverage under the plan, known as the

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Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the 50 million uninsured—19 percent of whom are African Americans. Medicaid would be expanded to cover uninsured adults, and those who can pay would maintain coverage under existing employer plans or obtain subsidized insurance through state exchanges. Those who can

pay, but don’t would be subject to a penalty when they filed their federal income tax returns in 2015. Today’s hearing focused on the Anti-Injunction Act, which bans people from challenging a federal tax before it’s collected. Much of the argument was mired in discussions on technicalities and language. (Is it a tax, a

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penalty or a tax penalty?) Both opponents and supporters of health reform have said the act should not apply and that the case should go forward. “The minimum coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act is an exercise of Congress’ taxing power as well as its commerce power,” said U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. on behalf of the Obama Administration. Gregory G. Katsas represented the 26 states and private parties that are challenging what they derisively call “Obama care.” “The purpose of this lawsuit is to challenge a requirement — a federal requirement to buy health insurance,” Katsas argued. “That requirement itself is not Continued on A3

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Remember to vote in the April 3 Primary Election! AFRO ENDORSEMENTS President

Barack Obama U.S. Senate

Benjamin Cardin U.S. House of Representatives District 3

John Sarbanes District 4

Donna F. Edwards District 7

Elijah Cummings

County Introduces CountyStat to Improve Performance and Transparency By George Barnette AFRO Staff Writer Duplicating what Baltimore and the state has done, Prince George’s County launched CountyStat on March 26 in an effort to create more transparency and accountability in government. “CountyStat signals a new era of openness and accountability in Prince George’s.” stated Baker. “By monitoring performance, promoting innovation, and sharing our findings with the public, CountyStat will ensure my administration is making measurable progress toward improving the efficiency of the Prince George’s County government.” Baltimore City and the State of Maryland introduced CitiStat and StateStat. CitiStat was implemented in 1999 under the leadership of former mayor and current Gov. Martin O’Malley. It was modeled after the New York Police Department’s weekly ComStat meetings. The process began with just the Baltimore Police Department and it instantly improved crime-fighting efficiency. The city then expanded the program to other services. O’Malley implemented the same concept once he

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became governor. That resulted in allowing officials to see where there was waste in government. Now county officials hope to do the same thing. The initial release of CountyStat already tells the tale of how far the county has to go to be able to compete with its neighbors. Foreclosures in the county are still higher than those in Baltimore City or Montgomery County. More specifically, in March of last year, areas in Capitol Heights, Brentwood, Glenarden, Mount Rainier, Riverdale and Hyattsville had the highest percentage of foreclosures in the county. Pedestrian safety is worse in the county than it is in any surrounding jurisdiction. Over a four-year period from 2005-2009, the percentage of pedestrians killed on state highways in the county was higher than the District as well as Montgomery, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties. One underrated service that CountyStat measures is the county’s permitting process. The process has

often been described as too long and cumbersome, but it also has been abused. The investigation that resulted in the arrest and subsequent plea deal by former County Executive Jack Johnson revealed the previous administration used this process to extract money from developers for campaign contributions and their own personal gain. CountyStat was able to

the county deliver its services in this manner. It is that kind of review that will put the county’s business out for the world to see. “CountyStat’s job is to make sure our government is operating as effectively as possible,” explained Baker. “It is a tool that will enable us to identify problems and implement strategies to improve our processes and operations.”

It will not just be a tool for Baker and his administration to use, but it will also be one that county residents can use to measure the performance their elected officials as well. “CountyStat is not just a tool for me as county executive, but a tool for the people of Prince George’s County to monitor their government and see how effective we are,” Baker continued.

Police on Alert after Two Sexual Assaults in the County By George Barnette AFRO Staff Writer Prince George’s County Police are on the lookout for a pair of suspects after two women in different parts of the county were sexually assaulted last week. One incident took place in Chillum Heights. Police say the suspect entered an apartment in the 400 block of Greenlawn Drive at about 6 a.m. The suspect was armed and wore dark clothing and a black ski mask. The other incident was in Suitland on March 21. A realtor was previewing a home in the 2300 block of Dupont Avenue where the suspect entered, grabbed the victim and began to sexually assault her. The woman fought the man off and he fled the scene. The suspect in this case is described as a 6-foot-1, 25-35-year-old Black male who was wearing a black or blue T-shirt and dark sneakers.

The Racist History of Sanford, Florida When I first heard the murder of Trayvon Martin took place in Sanford, Florida the first person I thought about was the late, legendary

measure certain projects called “walk-thru’s” which should have gone through the review process in less than a week. However, a report discovered that 33 percent of those projects took three weeks a longer leading the county to report that there needed to be stronger criteria for the identification of those projects. The plan is for CountyStat to constantly review the way

sports editor of the AFRO, Sam Lacy, a member of the journalists’ wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame. When I became a reporter

for the AFRO in 1989 I was blessed to share the same office with Mr. Lacy; I couldn’t put a price on the education in journalism and history he gave me that first year. But, the series of stories he told me about his involvement in Jackie Robinson’s breaking

There have been no arrests in either case. Last fall, two women were attacked as they walked to the Suitland Metro Station. The first victim was approached by the suspect at 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 27 as he brandished a weapon and grabbed her by the arm. The assailant walked the woman across the street and behind an abandoned building where he sexually assaulted her. The second incident happened a week later on Oct. 4. At 6:45 a.m. According to police the man approached the woman in the same manner as the previous incident. However, the woman fought her attacker off before he was able to take her across the street and ran away. Philip James Fleming was arrested and charged with first degree rape, robbery, assault and several handgun charges. His court date is schedule for May 3. Earlier this year, Kevin Darnell Ray was arrested as a suspect in a Jan. 13 home invasion and sexual assault in Continued on A5 of the color barrier in Major League Baseball were the most mesmerizing and compelling of them all; the story he relayed that was most harrowing, however, originated in Sanford, Fla. Lacy, along with his contemporary Wendell Smith of the Pittsburg Courier – another pioneering sports writer – traveled around the country for two years lobbying Major League Baseball and Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey for Robinson’s admission to the Majors. But, on March 4, 1946, it was Lacy who accompanied

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Robinson to the small ballpark in Sanford, Florida. Robinson had been signed by the Dodgers a month earlier – breaking baseball’s color barrier – and he was traveling for spring training with the Dodgers minor league team the Montreal Royals during a tour of the Deep South. Of course, Robinson’s presence on the team as they traveled through the South was wrought with great peril for him. When Robinson and Lacy approached the stadium by car that evening a large crowd of Sanford’s White citizens Continued on A3


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Parishioners Comfort Relatives of Fire Victims By John Raby Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As Talma Isabell coped with the crushing heartache of losing her daughter and five grandchildren in a house fire that killed nine people in all, several dozen people surrounded the woman and her family at church Sunday with their arms raised and their heads bowed in prayer. Seven children and two adults died in the early Saturday blaze in Charleston, about 11 miles east of the church. Isabell’s daughter, 26-year-old Alisha Carter-Camp, had celebrated her birthday at the home the night before her death.

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Isabell and But Carter-Camp had plans to start a new chapter several relatives in her life. Carter-Camp told neighbors she planned gathered at to get married in June and move to Pittsburgh. Maranatha Eggleton said police had talked to Latasha Isabell Fellowship Church once and plan to do so again about what happened. in St. Albans on Bausley said she has yet to talk about it with the Sunday, getting family. hugs and prayers “Tasha is devastated, I can’t even describe it,” from fellow Bausley said. “I haven’t heard her say a word since worshippers. Just a this happened. She’s just been staring off into space. few hours before, “I haven’t heard her voice.” the fire claimed Bausley said Carter-Camp was recently divorced. its ninth victim, Her ex-husband is a city transportation driver who a 7-year-old boy spent the weekend watching over his son. “He’s who died after devastated like everybody else,” Bausley said. being removed On Friday, Carter-Camp came to the barber shop from life support where Bausley worked, and he was supposed to meet at a hospital. Seal’s daughters for the first time on Saturday. Pastor Darren That introduction never happened. Powell described The blaze tore through the home while the family how he went to slept. the hospital a few On Sunday, police tape still cordoned off two hours after the fire streets outside the home, while two patrol cars kept to be with Isabell. watch at the scene. Students from an elementary He said there was AP Photo/Charleston Daily Mail, Bob Wojcieszak school attended by some of the victims put up a blue little he could do sign on the fence outside the home that read: “Gone or say, but told But Not Forgotten.” Across the street, four stuffed her he wanted to let her know the family was in the church’s toys were lined up along the sidewalk outside the adjacent prayers. home of a baby sitter. “She said, ‘Pastor, I’m standing on my foundation, Jesus Investigators continued looking through the house on Christ,’” Powell said. “I’m telling you, I went there trying to be Sunday. a help and encouragement, and instead, she encouraged me.” “We’re not looking for anything in particular,” Eggleton Powell then thanked Isabell for her strength, courage and said. “Maybe something will stand out.” faith. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. “In the midst of tragedy and turmoil, you are being a great witness for your king and your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,” Unique Debt Consolidation Program Helps Powell said. Women Become Financially Healthy Later, Powell quoted Bible verses dealing with challenges For more than ten years, The Debt Help for Women and adversity. Program has assisted ladies with wrangling their wildest Powell also asked parishioners for donations to help with financial fears into submission. The program has helped lead funeral costs. And at the Charleston hotel where Carter-Camp thousands of women to financial freedom and gives potential worked at the front desk for six months, hotel administrative customers free consultation with no official agreement. assistant Kathy Mullins said donations are being collected that “We help women who are tired of fighting will be given to the family. the losing battle of never seeing their The blaze tore through the two-story home debt balances go down, finding it hours after the last guest had left Carterhard just to make the minimum Camp’s 26th birthday party. payment, and their desire Jason Bausley said Carter-Camp to take control of their was his niece and that she rented the finances,” the program’s home. Her sister, Latasha Jones Isabell, lived website states. “The there along with the sisters’ children. Debt Help For Women Neighbors say Latasha Jones Isabell was Program is a unique smoking a cigarette outside, noticed the fire and debt consolidation raced to a nearby home to summon help. program that The cause remains under investigation. Stock Photo specializes in helping Police released the names of the victims Saturday The Debt Help for Women Program helps women eliminate their but didn’t know how they were related. On Sunday, women on the path to financial freedom. debt in months instead Bausley identified the victims as Carter-Camp and of years, thereby saving two of her children, Keahna Camp, 8; and Jeremiah thousands without Camp, 3; Carter-Camp’s boyfriend, Alex Seal, age unknown; filing for bankruptcy.” and Seal’s 3-year-old daughters, Kiki and Gigi. Participants in the program are first given a free consultation Also killed were Latasha Isabell’s children, Elijah Scott, 3, session with a staff member experienced in underwriting debt. and Emanuel Jones, 18 months, Bausley said. After discussing and assessing the current financial situation of On Sunday, there was more reason to grieve: Carter-Camp’s prospective client, eligible participants can then decide whether 7-year-old son, Bryan Timothy Camp, was removed from life or not to complete the registration process. support between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Sunday, said Charleston The program offers its services to any woman who finds Police Sgt. Bobby Eggleton. herself in debt by $5,000 or more. Eligible women must live in With two years separating the sisters, Bausley said the pair a state where the program is offered, and while the organization had been virtually inseparable since they were children. Lisa, as is not operating in all 50 states, there is a Maryland branch. Carter-Camp was known, always was teased about having her The program is open to men and women, although the younger sister with her. organization is dedicated and tailored to specifically cater to the “Lisa’s just always felt needs of women balancing families, bills and the work place. obligated to look out for According to CNN, families with a credit card carry an Tasha,” Bausley told the average $10,700 in debt to a credit card company. Though there Associated Press. are good forms of debt, such as a mortgage or student loans, aimless credit card use and bad spending habits can lead to a less than perfect financial picture. Financial advisors encourage paying more than the minimum owed on bills, informing yourself before you borrow, and paying down debts with high interest rates first when trying to get finances in shape.


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Supreme Court – Health Care Continued from A1

a tax. And for that reason alone, we think the Anti-Injunction Act doesn’t apply. The Supreme Court also appointed an independent Washington attorney and former U.S. solicitor general, Robert A. Long, to argue the merits of the tax law. “Mr. Long, you were invited by this Court to defend the proposition that the Anti-Injunction Act barred this litigation,” Chief Justice Roberts said. “You have ably carried out that responsibility, for which the court is grateful.”

Supreme Court Mixed on Minimum Coverage Mandate—Day 2

The U.S. Supreme Court took healthy bites into the meat of the health reform case today, picking apart arguments on the requirement that everyone obtain insurance — the most controversial aspect of the plan. “Under the Commerce Clause, what Congress has done is to enact reforms of the insurance market,” U.S. Solicitor

General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. told the court. As part of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the reforms would prevent insurance companies from excluding people who have reached certain limits or have preexisting conditions. An estimated 95 percent of Americans would be covered, with exceptions for Native Americans under tribal plans, those who have religious grounds and the incarcerated. Regulating the market and covering as many people as possible would reduce the rising cost of uncompensated care for the uninsured and underinsured, said Verrilli, who found himself rebutting various analogies by some of the justices. “So, can the government require you to buy a cell phone because that would facilitate responding when you need emergency services?” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. asked. Justice Samuel Anthony Alito made an analogy to how people without burial insurance pass on funeral and cremation costs to others. “I don’t see the difference,” Alito said. “You can get burial insurance. You can get health insurance. Most people are going to need health care, almost everybody.

Everybody is going to be buried.” Justice Antonin Scalia even brought up mandated broccoli purchases as part of a food market. Health care is different, Verrilli insisted. “People cannot generally control when they enter that market or what they need when they enter that market,” he said. “Health-care providers charge higher rates in order to cover the cost of uncompensated care, and insurance companies reflect those higher rates in higher premiums, which Congress found translates to a thousand dollars per family in additional health insurance costs.” Washington attorney Paul D. Clement argued on behalf of the 26 states and private parties that filed lawsuits against the health plan. “The whole problem is that everybody is not in that market,” Clement said, “and they want to make everybody get into that market.” See continuing coverage on Afro.com.

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had gathered – some of them members of the Ku Klux Klan, which was very active in that region of the state – and they were determined to keep Robinson out of “their” ballpark. Further, they were determined to run Robinson out of Sanford one way or another. Some of those White members of the community met with the mayor of Sanford and demanded Robinson be forced out of town. As a result, Sanford city officials informed the Royals, Black and White ballplayers would not be allowed on the same playing field together. But, according to Mr. Lacy, Robinson, the future Hall-of-Famer was undeterred by the hostile throng gathered at the stadium. The two drove to the back of the ballpark and entered the field through a plank in the outfield fence.

It’s unclear whether or not Robinson actually played in that game, but what was abundantly clear is that racial oppression was as heavy in the air of Sanford as the infamous humidity; Robinson exited Sanford that night by order of Dodgers owner Branch Rickey. In 2012, more than 70 years later Sanford still proves to be a racial powder keg. As the world focuses on Sanford, in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s murder it has been revealed the Klan allegedly is still active there. The police department has been accused of corruption and blatant discrimination against Sanford’s citizens of color including dubious investigations by the department in the murder of at least three other Black men in recent years. But, the murder of another Black man and his wife in

Sanford – five years after Jackie Robinson was run out of town – and decades before the Trayvon Martin tragedy – shook the Black community of Central Florida to its core. Harry Tyson Moore was the founder of the first branch of the NAACP in Brevard County, Fla., the county Sanford is located in. Moore, who was a teacher worked tirelessly for equal pay for Black teachers in public schools, filed lawsuits against voter registration barriers for Blacks, investigated lynchings and eventually became the state secretary for the Florida chapter of the NAACP. From 1944 to 1950 Moore’s work led to an increase in Black voter registration in Florida to 31 percent of those eligible to vote, higher than any other Southern state. Moore was a bold “race man,” and because of his

relentless methods he was dangerous in the eyes of many in the White community. So much so that on Christmas night of 1951, the home of Moore and his wife Harriette Vyda Simms Moore was fire bombed. It was the couple’s 25th wedding anniversary. Moore died on his way to a Sanford hospital and his wife died 9 days later of her injuries. After their deaths, firebombing became a popular method of White racist intimidation in the South. No one was ever indicted in their murders. However, in 2006 the state of Florida concluded the Moore’s were murdered as a result of a conspiracy by the Central Florida Ku Klux Klan. Decades after Robinson and Lacy’s precarious racial encounter and the assassination of Harry Moore and his wife, Sanford’s legacy

of intolerance and racial animus are alive and well. Let’s hope real justice is served in the murder of

Trayvon Martin so that town’s omnipresent and volatile racial powder keg isn’t ignited once and for all.

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D.C.’s own Sweet Honey In The Rock and the National Symphany Orchestra join forces for the world premiere of Bill Banfield’s Affirmations for a New World. An important NSO co-commission, Affirmations will call upon every sweet drop of talent from this world-renowned group of African American female vocalists, producing an unrivaled performance that will be as historical as it is musical. The program also includes selections from other great African American composers, including Adolphus Hailstork, Duke Ellington, William Grant Still, and more.


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By Alan King AFRO Staff Writer

Jennifer Hudson and other relatives positively identified

sport-utility vehicle sought in connection with the murder of Hudson’s mother and brother. The white, 1994 Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license

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s sure as there are elections, the AFRO will seek to advise its readers on the issues and concerns, the conditions and the candidates voters will have to weigh when they go the ballot box. And, for this April’s Democratic Primary, the AFRO continues that long tradition. President Barack Obama faces a relentless Republican machine that has, since the night of his election, worked to bring down his administration by any means necessary. With his agenda stymied by a truculent and single-minded opposition, Obama has a ways to go in fulfilling the campaign promises he made and advancing his solutions for the myriad problems facing this nation. And so, even more than before, the President needs his base to come out and vote and send Courtesy Photos Jennifer Hudsonnote and her mom, Darnell Donerson who a resounding of support. was killed, well as heralsobrother, But,as Maryland voters have moreJason. local concerns—choosing judges in Baltimore, choosing U.S.

the body of her 7-year-old nephew Monday, just hours after his body was found in a

plate X584859 was found on Chicago’s West Side after police received a 7 a.m. call

from a neighbor about a suspicious vehicle. The man noticed the vehicle while walking his dog. According to the Chicago Tribune, the boy had been shot multiple times in the back seat of the vehicle. The SUV, registered to Hudson’s murdered brother, was towed with the boy’s body inside and is being processed by evidence technicians and workers. The body was later removed and taken to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Hudson and other family members arrived at the Medical Examiner’s office mid-afternoon to identify the body. Given the choice between looking directly at the body or viewing it on a wall-mounted

posted fliers bearing his photograph around the city. On Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked for the public’s help in finding her nephew. In her MySpace blog, she thanked fans and supporters for their prayers and offered a $100,000 reward to representatives in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 7th congressional the AFRO urges Marylanders to come and vote.the boy anyone whooutreturned districts and choosing a U.S. senator. While, so far, Especially in light of the alive. unprecedented attempts by incumbents seem likely to retain their seats—especially states to suppress minority votes, community SincethetheBlack investigation, since some run unopposed—the race for U.S. Senate needs to exercise the right to the ballot boxgained as oftenstardom Hudson – who promises to be an exciting one. and as vociferously as possible. So vote—vote 3 after appearing onApril “American Idol,” then won an But, no matter the tenor of this primary election, and in November. Let your voicesand be heard. Academy Award for her role in the movie Dreamgirls – has stayed out of the public eye. The Chicago Tribune reportJulian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. ed that a parade of cars moved erhaps of all the primary races in Maryland, the race for U.S. Senate promises be theher most exciting.home slowlytopast family’s A spokesman forSen. the office murders(D) butis is being held inby a Monday First-term Benjaminthe Cardin being challenged field of eight contenders. morning, past the told the newspaper Hudson for parole violation after In addition tothat Cardin’s, the AFROjail received questionnaires from three othernews candidates. Dr. Lih and curivans,One, reporters Young sent back a 22-page, incoherent ramble about the supposed crimes of “MURDER-fraud- crimeinjustice ous onlookers. networks.” The other, Blaine Taylor—a former AFRO reporter and former campaign and congressional Neighbors stood quietly press secretary, who has been running for public office, unsuccessfully, since 1982—paid short shrift to and reflected on the the questions. The third, State Sen. C. Anthony Muse poses the biggest “remained strong for her famibeing convicted of attempted violence. challenge to the incumbent. ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijackIn front of the Hudson’s A minister by vocation, Muse represented Maryland’s 26th Legislative “She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, men in heavy jackets District in the state House of Delegates, for two terms (1995-1999); ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both and hooded sweatshirts came to and in the State Senate for two terms (2007 toinpresent). So far, has was obviously a very emotional charges 1999. He washealso kiss the twin white crosses bargarnered a healthy dose of supportconvicted from Black clergy in Baltimore— moment.” in 1998 for possesing the names of Donerson and is originally County. But Cardin, Thewhere boy he – the son of from—and Julia Prince sionGeorge’s of a stolen motor vehicle. Jason. too, Jennifer’s has friends within Black ministerial to in Hudson, sisterthe – had He wasfraternity, releasedmostly from due prison “Everybody is sick of going his congressional staffer Jerome Stephens, a Baltimore minister. been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving sevenAnd years through stuff like this,” Artisha be seenJulian’s if Muse’s clergy counter Cardin’s firmand when ita remains relativetofound forbase thecan attempted murder West, a former resident of the grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges. support within the Jewish community. area told the Tribune. “We all Donerson,But, 57,based andon histheuncle, boymay remained 2006 Senate race,The Cardin struggle missing to capture have to stick together. All these Jason Black Hudson, shot to death centers through a long weekend voters29, in the electorate-rich of Baltimore and Prince in young children are dying, and in his George’s grandmother’s home in lost many which police volunteers County. The senator votes to his and opponent, former for what?” the 7000 block of South Lt. Gov. Michael Steele Yale in those populous Democratic strongholds though Avenue. he beat Steele by 10 percentage points overall. And now, Cardin has AntoAmber Alert – arepresents: desig- an opportunity to install an African battle what Muse nationAmerican for high-risk missing in the U.S. Senate—which has been notoriously lacking in children – was issued Friday diversity. Black voters—especially the estimated 300,000 who joined the rolls to support Barack Obama in after Julian was discovered 2008—may very well vote for that symbol. missing after the murders. But beyond being a symbol, Muse demonstrated a firm grasp of national and international issues. To Police arrested William create jobs, he suggested reinvesting in the manufacturing industry, encouraging innovation and growth Balfour, the missing boy’s stepamong small businesses and father and estranged husband retraining and retooling unemployed workers for emerging jobs. While he supports Obama’s health care plan, he also wants to focus on local health concerns such as cancer of Julia, at hisPresident girlfriend’s clusters and the possible tie to environmental factors—legislation he introduced in the state Senate. The AFRO Southside apartment several appreciated Muse’s measured response on the issue of women’s reproductive rights—though as a minister hours after the murders. he does not support abortion. Balfour’s mother, Michele, hasAnd, he has demonstrated his commitment to protecting the right to vote, as told reporters son had evidenced that in hisher successful legislation, which gave ex-felons the right to vote after serving their time. nothing toButdoCardin, with too, the has slayings. demonstrated a keen understanding of issues—including those specific to the AfricanBalfour remains a suspect more in soJason American community—and, given theHudson length of his legislative experience. (He served five terms in the Maryland House of Delegates, 1967-1986; 10 terms in the US House of Representatives from 1987–2006 and one term in the Senate, 2007–present. In his first five years in the Senate, he worked across the aisle, securing a guaranteed dental benefit included in the reauthorization of CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) and the Affordable Care Act. He was also responsible for elevating the new National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health, he has lobbied for and won SQUARE increased funding for small, womenand minority-owned businesses HIGH and secured the funding for Prince George’s Africa Trade Office. On March 27, Cardin also received Congressional Champion Award from the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)—a consortium of HBCUs—for his push to end deceptive voting practices in elections. Cardin has also been praised for introducing legislation, the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA), S. 1670, which would protect minority communities by prohibiting the use of racial profiling by law enforcement officials. The AFRO’s decision about this endorsement came down to the importance of having a Black senator NOT ON THE LIST BREAD vs. the importance of having an experienced lawmaker on the Hill. And, we concluded that the cosmetics of having a Black face in the Senate do not outweigh the substantive benefits of having a politically deft lawmaker, who is able to work across the aisle. To advance his agenda—and especially those that benefit the Black community—President Obama, who early on registered his support for Cardin in this race, needs all the help he can get, and especially the kind of unstinting support Cardin provides. For these and other reasons, LEFT RIGHT we endorse Benjamin Cardin for U.S. Senate.

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“She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.” video screen, the family chose the latter. According to the Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, that’s him.”

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he newly redrawn 3rd Congressional District meanders from northwest Baltimore County, through parts of Baltimore City, into Howard and Anne Arundel counties, and down into Montgomery County. With nearly 110,000 new constituents, the district represents a challenge to the person that would represent them in Congress. The AFRO believes incumbent Rep. John Sarbanes is the best choice. Since 2007, Sarbanes has been a quiet but effective force on Capitol Hill. NoResources, wonder Obama’s campaign and Cowboys players on Natural By Alan King He is aDallas member of the Committee where he serves on theis trying to distance him from the Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, AFRO Staff Writer Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and the Subcommittee group, saying, “Barack Obama among the names submitted to on Energy and Mineral Resources. At the start of the 112th Congress, he was also Never Organized with ACORN.” election officials. Presidential candidate John appointed the those Committee on Science, Technology, where he serves But and Obama’s ties to ACORN run Hurd tosaid workers, who Space, McCain’s attack on ACORN – on the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation and the Subcommittee on were doing those things without long and deep. He taught classes Associated Community and knowledge Science Education. ACORN’s or permis- for ACORN. They even endorsed Organization for Reform Now – Research In his questionnaire, Sarbanes demonstrated a keen understanding of sion, were fired. him for President. confirms the success of the the issues how different policies For example, in the “Theand evidence that has sur- were interconnected. But now ACORN is in trouble. organization, the head of the Affordable Careshows Act, Sarbanes injected a measure that would assessare workforce faced so far they faked Reporter: There at least group says. a well-trained as essential to aacross high-delivery forms torecognizing get paid for work theylabor force 11 investigations the “This is testimony to the work capacity, didn’tcare do,system. not to stuff country thousands of we’ve done and success we’ve health He alsoballot pushed for incentives forinvolving medical students entering boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the and potentially fraudulent ACORN had,” Maude Hurd, president of fields of shortage, including scholarships loan forgiveness programs. victim of fraud, not thelegislation perpetra-to create forms. ACORN, said in an interview Similarly, he authored the Public Service Loan Forgiveness tor of it. Announcer: Massive with the AFRO. Option, which provides graduates with forgiveness of remaining student voter loan debt said the only things fraud. And the Obama campaign “When this attack started, we afterHurd 10 years of work in public service or non-profit jobs such as teachers, nurses bogus the charges thempaid more than $800,000 to an had just announced that we had and first are responders. selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote registered 1.3 million new votAlso, Sarbanes has sponsored or is otherwise championing measures to revive efforts. ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. the manufacturing industry, to beat back state efforts to marginalize minority It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky that someone’s running scared voters and tonor protect the Chesapeake key Maryland resource. ACORN its employees haveBay, aloans. Nationwide voter fraud. because of ACORN’s success.” Sarbanes’ opponent, David H. Lockwood is an IRS consultant from Silver Spring, whose seems to been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama.campaign Bad judgment. McCain, who is running for center on a deficit-reduction plan that involves progressively higher taxes. But while Mr. Lockwood’s answers Blind ambition. Too risky for to president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent they were lacking in detail. votes.” America. et, lashedour outquestionnaire at ACORN were in thesatisfactory, Lockwood, a consultant under contract with thecame Internal Revenue The problem about pri- Service, has developed a Progressive Selffinal debate against Barack Adjusting Flatthe Taxgroup Plan, “is which ismarily a unique proposalofwhich he says will reduce Since the $3.7McCain’s trillion dollar federal because the way comments, Obama, contending operates. Rather than face. ACORN’s 87 offices have been budget, and spread more fairly ACORN the tax burden Americans currently on the verge of maybe perpetratrely on volunteers, it pays peobombarded with threats and ing one of the greatest frauds in ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail. voter history in this country, ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential maybe destroying the fabric of The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the democracy.” organization’s Boston and Seattle Factcheck.org, a non-partisan being registered and those doing the or registration. offices stole Web site, found those claims to U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D) and her bid for computers. reelection in the 4th Maud explained, “We haveconsiderably a Aftereasier a Cleveland representative be “exaggerated,” with “no eviCongressional District became when former Prince George’s zero tolerance policy for deliberappeared on TV, an e-mail dence of any such democracyCounty state’s attorney Glenn Ivey withdrew from the race in January. It’swas probably ate falsification of registration.” sent to the local office saying she destroying fraud.” a relief for the fledgling lawmaker, whose Capitol Hill career began in 2008 after Most news account neglect to “is going to have her life ended.” Hurd believes the McCain a bruising primary contest with eight-term legislator Rep. Al Wynn. Edwards may A worker in Providence, R.I., charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is yet face some during Generalreceived Election, ahowever: In thecall redrawing required by difficulties law to turn in alltheregthreatening say- of ed. congressional districts this year, Edwards exchanged some of Montgomery County’s istration forms. And they also fail ing, “We know you get off work She said, “Because it’s lowDemocrats for a less-reliably Democratic part of Anne Arundel County. to note that it was the organizaat 9” and uttered racial epithets. and moderate-income people, Still, Edwardsthat should for thetoDemocratic nomination. in come manyApril, instances, firstbe a shoo-in A caller one office left a and people of color, I believe the tion, The incumbent is being challenged by Navy veteran Ian Garner and repeat brought the phony registrations message on the answering candidate George McDermott. Garner did not complete an AFRO questionnaire. McDermott did, and after a thorough McCain campaign thinks those examination, we found that we could not, inmachine, good conscience, this perennial office-seeker. Not only did Mr. McDermott lack the appropriate training and/or experience that would to the attention of authorities. saying:endorse “Hi, I was just voters are going to vote himMcCain a good legislator, but also his answers at times incoherent camp apparently callingwere to let you know that and mostly fixated on what seemed to be his pet issue – corruption in the judicial system. Democratic, which is not neces- makeThe isn’t in those fine Edwards’ Barack needsand to get sarily true.” Oninterested the other hand, we found answers Obama to be thorough demonstrative of her grasp of the issues. The lawmaker continues to be one of the unabashedly progressive voices in points, preferring air misleadhung. He’sstances a (expletive deleted) ACORN is no stranger to Congress. And, she hastoremained as outspoken in her concerning campaign finance reform and ethics, domestic violence and other women’s issues, universal health care and other ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger, piece joining of Congress. controversy. issues and as shehe’s wasabefore deleted). You guysbackground are For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive Perhaps informed by her as a systems engineer working on NASA’s Spacelab project and as an advocate for Public Citizen and the fraudulent, need to which go toacts as a watchdog on matters of campaign finance reform, ethics and consumer issues, Edwards is a member organization has fought for social his political support. Center for aand Newyou Democracy, McCain: I’m John McCain hell. AllTransportation the niggers on trees. Committee, the Science and Technology Committee and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct and economic justice for lowof the andoak Infrastructure and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung honand moderate-income (Ethics Committee). 1 BANANA Announcer: Who is Barack eys, they’re going to get assassiAmericans. With 400,000 memEdwards has sponsored or co-sponsored the 21st Century Investment Act of 2011, which is meant to spur domestic manufacturing and Continued A1 into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.” ber families from organized innovation; a bill that would overturn the Supreme Court decision that applied the First Amendment to corporations, allowing them to spend baptism performed at warp Another message said, “You than 1,200 neighborhood chapTemple Hills. In that case, Police say in cases like unlimited money to influence elections; and a provision in the Affordable Care Act to prevent price gouging by private insurers among other speed.” ambition. After col- liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive ters inis110 cities nationwide, Ray accused of following a these it Vast is best for citizens measures. She has also been an outspoken advocate for bills that would spur job growth, make health care accessible for all, block attempts to lege, moved of to Chicago. deleted). Welfare bums. You ACORNinto has over the years seen to woman her house in the be he mindful their stymie voters, improve the nation’s education system and so on. Became a community guys just (expletive deleted) its share of criticism whileStreet, advo- surroundings, 2500 block of Berkley alwaysorganizer. walk these, and many other reasons, the AFRO endorses Rep. Donna Edwards in the Democratic primary for the 4th Congressional seat.   There, Obama met Madeleine comeFor to our country, consume cating for affordable housing, after she went out to warm up in well-lit areas, and travel Talbot, part of the Chicago every natural resource there is, living wages, healthcare for the her car. Once inside the other in groups whenever branch of ACORN. Hepossible. was so and make a lot of babies. That’s underserved— and while organoccupants in the home were They also that ask he thatwas people impressive asked to all you guys do. And then suck izing voter registration drives. tied up and the victim was report any suspicious train the ACORN staff. activity up the welfare and expect everyBut none has been as withering taken into a as separate they maydid see. What ACORN in Chicago one else tot ispay and baseless this one.room rareforforyour U.S.hospital Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) to go unchallenged come election time. And this year andWith sexually assaulted.election For in? more tips onbanks. safety engage Bullying bills for your kids. I jus’ say let the presidential was no different as the eight-term lawmaker faces two contenders in the Democratic As inevery years past, BeforePrimary. age five, room is a classroom. sayweeks Ray also and prevention of sexual Intimidation tactics. Disruption your kids die. That’s the best lessPolice than two away, however, the AFRO has no qualms in endorsing Cummings’ bid for his long-held seat—especially since his opponents was identified as a suspect assaults, visit http://www. of business. ACORN forced move. Just let your children die. ACORN’s detractors allege the Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple things like not complete AFRO questionnaires. banks to issue risky home loans. Forgetdid about paying for hospital in similar incidents which organization has engaged in mas- princegeorgescountymd.gov/ counting andconstituents identifying a child’s learning ability, Rep. Cummings has always of the he shapes serves, anactivate understanding The same types of loans that bills for them. I’m not gonna do demonstrated sensitivity to the issues sive voter in registration fraud after Government/PublicSafety/ occurred Montgomery and help them enter school more prepared. That’s why PNC no doubt, gained from despite his success as an attorney and as a national caused the financial crisis we’re it. Youhe, guys are lowlifes. Andhis I humble background. Additionally, the reported discovery of bogus County. Police/assault.asp. founded Grow Up Great and its Spanish-language equivalent Crezca legislator, he remains accessible to the everyman. in today. hope you all die.” names, such as Mickey Mouse $ 100 million program to help prepare young con Éxito, a 10-year, More than commend Hurd thinks the that, hate we calls will Congressman Cummings for his pursuit of policies that would improve the lives children for school and life. Pick up a free bilingual Sesame Street™ of his constituents, African Americans and other vulnerable communities nationwide. Cummings was one of the first cease soon. “Happy, Healthy, Ready for School” kit at a PNC branch. It’s filled “Inwatchmen two weeks, I think these on the wall to warn of the ills of predatory lending and the foreclosure tsunami that followed in its wake. with all kinds of simple, everyday things you can do to help a child attacksSince willthe be crisis, over. the Butlawmaker I think ithas worked hard to mitigate its effects. And, in the 112th Congress he continued that learn. Together, we can work with our communities so an entire will befight, harder for us to getforeclosure our hosting regular prevention seminars and introducing legislation to encourage lenders to pursue generation won’t just grow up... but grow up great. name back on good graces loan modification instead of foreclosure for eligible homeowners, to provide grants to create mediation programs Identification Statements because really trashed us in Baltimore Afro-American — (USPS 040-800) is published weekly by The Afro-American forthey homeowners facing foreclosure and other measures. Understanding the importance of the U.S. Postal Service to the lastpoorer few weeks.” Newspapers, 2519 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-4602. Subscription Rate: communities, the lawmaker introduced a bill to make the foundering USPSmore, more viable. And the lawmaker To find out go to pncgrowupgreat.com Baltimore - 1 Year - $30.00 (Price includes tax.) Checks for subscriptions should be made Buthas ACORN will not be or call 1-877-PNC-GROW. recognized the ongoing needs for jobs in inner-city communities, hosting regular job fairs in Baltimore City. payable to: The Afro-American Newspaper Company, 2519 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD deterred. 21218-4602. Periodicals postage paid at Baltimore, MD. In addition to legislation, Cummings also brings years of experience—and attendant clout—to the table. A former chairman of the Congressional “We’ve been fighting for a POSTMASTER: Send addresses changes to: The Afro-American Newspaper Company, 2519 Blackfor Caucus, currently long time, overhe30isyears, fora senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, serving on both the Subcommittee on N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-4602. Coast Guard and Maritime Transport and the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. And, he is the ranking member of the Committee on Oversight the rights of low- and moderateThe Washington Afro-American & Washington Tribune — (0276-6523) is published and Government Reform. In income people all across the his latter role, Cummings has led investigations into prescription drug price gouging and how Fannie Mae and Freddie weekly by the Afro-American Newspapers at 1917 Benning Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. Mac Hurd fees may have precipitated foreclosures. 20002-4723. Subscription Rate: Washington - 1 Year - $30.00. 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Community Calendar March 29 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Internship Program The Delta Research and Educational Foundation are accepting applications for the 2012 Stephanie Tubbs Jones summer internship program in DC. This new program

represents an innovative collaboration between the Delta Foundation and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation that’s designed to increase the number of minority women in public service. Instructions for submitting applications

are available at: www. deltafoundation.net. 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 present day women who have provided service to the Pleasant Plains and Park View communities. $35. For more information: eacollective.org. National Black MBA Corporate Spotlight Networking Affair

Google, 1101 New York Ave., N.W. D.C. 6-8 p.m. Join the Washington D.C. Chapter of the National Black MBA Association for their Corporate Spotlight Networking Affair. Come out and network with business professionals and learn more about career opportunities at Google. Free for members, $10.00

for non-members. Must RSVP to attend. For more information: dcmbaa032912 corporatespotlight.eventbrite. com. March 30 Movers and Shakers Happy Hour Tap and Parlor, 2001 11th St., N.W. D.C. Mashindo Events will host a movers and shakers happy hour to kick off the weekend. For more information: tap2eventbrite. com. Eighth Annual HBCU Day Tour for Middle School Students Kettering Plaza, Upper Marlboro, Md. 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The Prince George’s County Delta Alumnae Foundation and the P.G. County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a college tour for middle school students. This one-day tour of Virginia State University and Virginia Union will provide early exposure to higher learning for middle school students in P.G. County. For more information: 301-736-3250. March 31 Economic Empowerment: Workshop to Increase Your Financial Wealth Johns Hopkins University (Academic and Research Building Room 106), 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Md. 8:30 a.m.11:30 a.m. Come out for this workshop about managing debt, increasing savings and starting a business. For more information: dstpvac.org.

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Fighting Back Against Voter Suppression Led by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, we are fighting back against Republican-sponsored voter identification laws and other voter suppression schemes that - left unchallenged - could deny millions of Americans their fundamental right to vote this year. All who love America and our democratic system have an important stake in the outcome of this struggle. Provisional ballots and other electoral reforms enacted after Congressman the 2000 debacle in Florida Elijah Cummings were very important in allowing the true will of the American people to be expressed in President Obama’s 2008 victory. Then, after the Republican victories in 2008, their governors and state legislatures began to make voting more difficult for minorities, the elderly, students and the disabled. In Florida, an onerous new voter registration law with criminal penalties is being challenged in court by the League of Women Voters. A judicial decision in that case is pending. Elsewhere, a judge in Wisconsin has blocked that state’s new voter identification law, declaring it unconstitutional. In Minnesota, however, Republicans are seeking to bypass Democratic Governor Mark Dayton’s veto of the Minnesota Legislature’s voter identification law by means of a state constitutional amendment. Republicans claim that they are just seeking to protect the electoral process against voter fraud with these new laws. Yet, little or no evidence of actual voter fraud has been produced in any of these states. The Republicans will not admit, of course, that their goal is to deny President Obama a second term. It must be purely coincidental that these jurisdictions are key “battleground states” that Barack Obama won in 2008 - and wants to win again this year. Whatever the Republicans’ motivations may be, the Brennan Center for Justice has warned us that these new laws could make it more difficult for up to five million Americans to vote this year.

If that were to occur, it would be a travesty on our democracy even more damaging to the legitimacy of our government than George Bush’s 2000 selection by the United States Supreme Court. This is why it is so important that President Obama nominated Eric Holder to be U.S. Attorney General and Thomas Perez of Maryland to head the Civil Rights Division. Needless to say, there was little voting rights enforcement by the Justice Department during the Presidency of George Bush. Under the leadership of President Obama, Attorney General Holder and Assistant Attorney General Perez, however, the Department of Justice has rediscovered its duty. Last December, the Justice Department rejected South Carolina’s new voter ID law under provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that require some states to gain “pre-clearance” of measures that affect their citizens’ right to vote. More recently, a

“…we are fighting back against Republican-sponsored voter identification laws and other voter suppression schemes that… could deny millions of Americans their fundamental right to vote this year.” proposed Texas law was blocked by the Department of Justice on the same grounds. These actions by our Attorney General have infuriated some of my Republican colleagues in the Congress, accusing the Department of “overreaching.” We should respond that he and his Department are just doing their duty to our country. Consider this. In Texas, there are roughly 800,000 Americans who do not have the state-issued proof of identity that the proposed state law would require. Many, if not most, of these Americans (many of them voters in the past) are of Hispanic or African American heritage, students, the elderly and the most impoverished. In response to the Texas proposal, Attorney General Holder

Justice for Trayvon

All of last week, I was in Sanford, Florida, pursuing justice for Trayvon Martin. I listened to community concerns about the Sanford Police Department, and rallied with Trayvon’s parents and 30,000 others in Sanford, a town with only 50,000 residents. As a son, father, brother and uncle, the loss of another young black man in an avoidable, violent confrontation hit close to home. I recalled my teen and Benjamin Todd early adult years, where making Jealous it to adulthood was considered an accomplishment among my peers. I understand the fear that lies in the hearts of millions of parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles – the fear that this could happen to their loved one. Despite the awful truth of February 26, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton have been pillars of courage. Like Mamie Till after the brutal murder of her son Emmett, Tracy and Sybrina

recently observed in a BET interview that “We asked them to show us the statistics that prove that there is voter fraud, and we got nothing. Their voter ID laws deal with a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.” “What we’re talking about here is a constitutional right,” he continued. “This is not a privilege.” From the depths of my heart, I agree. At times, I remind my children of our ancestor, Mr. Scipio Rhame, who, in the South Carolina of 1868, overcame hardships and danger to register to vote. I tell them that “No one gave Scipio Rhame his citizenship. He reached out and grabbed it.” I am more proud than I can express that this strong Black man’s blood runs in my veins. Yet, the harsh reality is that later generations of my family were denied the power of the ballot in the years after Reconstruction. This is our watch, my friends. We cannot allow that kind of devastating reversal in our rights as citizens to ever be repeated. Today, we are the Americans who must stand up and fight back.

have stood and shown the world what hate and violence have done to their child, and the nation and the world have responded. Their leadership has resulted in a global movement for justice for Trayvon and, most recently, in the appointment of a special prosecutor to review their son’s case. The Seminole County branch of the NAACP has played a critical role in igniting this movement for justice in Sanford. On

Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

for our young men and boys is of little consequence to law officials. It is vitally important that the state’s attorney assigned to this case handles it with passion and an eye for justice. Trayvon’s family, the Sanford community and the world lost a precious gift in Trayvon. Unfortunately, he is not the only young person we’ve lost to senseless violence. Trayvon’s killing and the city’s failure to bring his killer to justice exemplifies patterns of racial profiling and the devaluation of black men by law enforcement. Across the country, our precious sons and daughters are being sacrificed all too frequently, with justice arriving far too infrequently, if ever. We won’t let it continue to happen. We will keep raising our voices for Trayvon and for all of our precious children. In Sanford, I saw a strong community willing to band together in the face of tragedy and raise its collective voice for justice. We need a continued national commitment to ensure that we fix the Sanford Police Department, and we need to keep the movement rolling to demand justice for Trayvon.

“As a son, father, brother and uncle, the loss of another young black man in an avoidable, violent confrontation hit close to home.” Thursday – in light of pressure from Seminole County NAACP President Turner Clayton and the branch to step aside – Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee temporarily resigned from his post. Along with the ongoing Department of Justice investigation, it is heartening to see that the wheels of justice are in motion. It is clear that the Sanford police badly mishandled the investigation into Trayvon’s death. The routine mishandling of similar cases by police, prosecutors and judges has eroded the Sanford community’s trust and fueled the perception that justice

Benjamin Todd Jealous is president and CEO of the NAACP.

Tribute to My Warrior-Brother John Payton I’m incredibly saddened by the passing of John A. Payton, Laura W. Murphy head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Our nation has lost a brilliant warrior for justice, and I’ve lost a dear friend and colleague in the movement. I first had the pleasure to meet John during the Clinton era. What I most remember about him is his great respect for humanity, his intensity in using the law to achieve justice and his unparalleled love for his wife. What the public will remember of him is that he was a superb litigator who successfully devised a strategy in two of the most difficult affirmative action cases of our time, Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger, the latter in which the Supreme Court upheld race-conscious admissions in higher education in 2003. Now that the Supreme Court is considering another affirmative action challenge so ominously soon after the Bollinger cases in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, John’s legal guidance will be sorely missed. John volunteered his time to argue many civil rights cases while he was a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm WilmerHale. He left a comfortable perch as a partner there to take on the biggest, most difficult and rewarding challenge of his career — becoming the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the historic litigation leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He brightened when he talked about

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the chance to give back and use his prodigious legal skills full-time for the sake of equal justice under the law. John was also an important advisor to the White House and a close and effective advisor and friend to Attorney General Eric Holder. He was a great collaborator of the ACLU and helped educate the wider civil rights and civil liberties community about the lurking threats to hard-fought civil right gains. But the measure of a man is not just his resumé. John was

nonprofit leaders. Gay was instrumental to John’s success at the NAACP, lifting up his leadership in ways large and small. In 2009, when I was in Geneva for a world forum on minority political rights that Gay organized for the United Nations, I saw another dimension to John — that of a supportive spouse. He used his computer to translate into English articles about Gay’s achievements so that we could appreciate her impact. Two years ago, John, Gay, several civil rights leaders and I attended a small, but influential conference in Bellagio, Italy. Interspersed with a robust conversation about the confluence of civil rights and human rights, John pulled out a deck of cards and he proceeded to trash-talk and whip our butts in ruthless games of bid whist, well into the wee hours of the night. John’s rapier-sharp intellect is a tragic loss for us all. But his courtly decency, his love of life, his example as a faithful husband who relished being married to a successful woman, his piercing light eyes that analyzed your every word and gesture, and his robust laughter will forever be markers of a multidimensional man who will be greatly missed.

“Our nation has lost a brilliant warrior for justice, and I’ve lost a dear friend and colleague in the movement. ” a bracing critic when he didn’t agree with the characterization of a civil rights challenge. But beneath his very serious public demeanor and sometimes stern tone, he was a man who could roar with laughter at a funny joke and who could mischievously tease his friends. On the many times I saw him with his brilliant, worldrenowned human rights activist wife, Gay McDougall, I saw the twinkle in his light eyes of pride and admiration for his dynamic spouse. Over the years they hosted numerous parties on behalf of varying social causes, inviting foreign and domestic dignitaries to their elegant D.C. home so that they could meet with American

Laura W. Murphy is director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.

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With over 700 members adorned in seasonal white attire, the Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority held a joint Metropolitan Founders’ Day (MFD) observance at the Hilton McLean Hotel, McLean, Va. on Feb. 26.  Alpha Kappa Alpha’s international president, attorney Carolyn House Stewart, captivated the audience

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Susan Simms Marsh, international secretary, introducing the keynote speaker, Soror Stewart.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority International President Carolyn House Stewart

with her stimulating address, entitled, “How Timeless Is Your Service?”  She encouraged members to honor their service by being resilient and successful, and maintaining a habit of continuous service.  The event’s theme was “Honoring Our Legacy Though Timeless Service.” Michelle M. Jones,

Zeta Chi Omega Chapter served as the 2012 Metropolitan Founders’ Day Committee chairman.  The co-chairmen were Tracey D. Watkins, Xi Upsilon Omega Chapter, and Karen N. Washington, Lambda Kappa Omega Chapter.

Undergraduate sorors from the Mid-Atlantic and North Atlantic Regions paying “Tribute to AKA Founders.” 

Zeta Chi Omega Chapter hostesses, from left, Sorors Vanessa Jackson, Robin Mazyck, C. Starr Garrett and Lana Hampton

The 2012 Metropolitan Area Founders’ Day Leadership, from left, sorors Tracey D. Watkins (Xi Upsilon Omega), co-chairman; Michelle M. Jones (Zeta Chi Omega) chairman; Renee Evans (Chi Beta Omega), treasurer; and, Karen N. Washington (Lambda Kappa Omega) co-chairman

2012 Metropolitan Founder’s Day Choir

Undergraduate sorors from American University, Lambda Zeta Chapter, (left) Chelsea Ritchie and Sally Okine.

Army ROTC Cadets with Color Guard members kneeling.

Maj. Sansom (left) and Lt. Col. Sellers present the Cadet Superior Commendation Award to Cadet Graham (center).

The 2012 Metropolitan Area  Founders’ Day Steering Committee  under the leadership of Michelle M. Jones, Zeta Chi Omega Chapter and 2012 MFD Chairman (seated 3rd from left). Photos by Michelle Vessels

The 2012 Joint Army – Air Force Military Ball was hosted by the Howard University Army – Air Force ROTC units at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. With all the pomp and circumstance coupled with the decorum and protocol of a formal military ball, the cadets and their special guests lifted up the proud traditions of these two military services with the entrance of the head table and posting of the Colors followed by the invocation and blessing of the meal. After several toasts and a special POW/MIA presentation, the guests dined on a sumptuous dinner. The highlight of the evening came when cadets were recognized for their achievements with the Cadet Superior Performance Award which was topped off by the keynote address given by Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters, D.C. National Guard. The evening concluded with a Ball and the cadets danced the evening away. Lt. Col. Tyra Sellers and Lt. Col Jennifer Krischer command the Army and Air Force ROTC units respectively at Howard University…HOOAH!

Cadets at attention while the US Colors are being presented.

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Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, Commanding General, DC National Guard, Lt. Col. Tyra Sellers, Army ROTC Commander/Department Chair and Col. Nathaniel Todd

Staff Sgt. Kevan Hargane, Jackie Bates, Tanisha Coleman, Master Sgt. Reginald Miller and wife, Roxanne and Sgt. 1st Class Charles Atkins Photos by Rob Roberts  

Baltimore, MD The Third Annual Women’s History Luncheon hosted by the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce was held at the Hyatt Regency, March 14, recognizing seven women who serve the City of Baltimore through their business, education and non-profit communities. Uplifting Women of Baltimore – Elevating the Lives of Others, their theme facilitated the choices for this year’s honorees – women who not only do great work in their field, but also understand the importance of motivating and uplifting the lives of others, according to Sabrina Jones, chair of the Baltimore City Chamber. Honorees included Maria Beckett, chair of the President’s Round Table; Lela Campbell, president of A Step Forward; Dr. Marcella A. Copes, dean, Helen Fuld School of Nursing, Coppin State University; Jeanette Partlow, president of Maryland Chemical; Odette Ramos, president of the Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Karen West, program manager Our Daily Bread Employment Center and Shirley Williams, former chief of the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunities Office - City of Baltimore Law Dept.

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The Rev. Kenneth and Mrs. Ellen Barney. He is pastor of New Antioch Baptist Church

The Rev. Lee Michaels with Rev. Barney

The Jones Brothers The congregation and community of New Antioch Baptist Church were recently treated to an evening of gospel worship featuring awardwinning singer, the Rev. Marvin Sapp. The “Evening with Marvin Sapp and Friends” also included Eric Wardell, the Abundant Life Singers along with Kenny Davis and the Melodyaires. Rev. Sapp kept everyone singing with some of his

Doug Dalzell and Luwanda Jenkins

Event chairperson​, Carla Nelson and Charles Owens, president Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce

Teacher Roshae Jones and students from The Cardinal Shehan School

Marvin Sapp

Frank Kelly, John Walters, Cherise Seals, Brandon Batiste and Roderick Toney

Kenny Davis and the Melodyaires biggest hits, Never Would Have Made it, The Best in Me and Praise Him in Advance. His latest single, My Testimony, is scheduled for release on April 3. The Rev. Kenneth Barney Sr. is pastor of New Antioch in Randallstown.

Eric Wardell and The Abundant Life Singers Photos by Bill Tabron

Award recipients and Chamber of Commerce Board Members

Sabrina Jones, chairperson​​ and Charles Owens, president Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce with Michele Brown from the office of Sen. Barbara Mikulski

Small Business Innovator Award recipient, Jeanette Partlow, president Maryland Chemical Co.; Corporate Leader Award recipient, Maria Beckett, Maricom Systems; Community Development​​t Advocate Award recipient Odette Ramos, Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Educational​​Leader Award recipient, Dr. Marcella Copes, Coppin State University​; Small Non-Profit Advocate Award recipient, Lela Campbell, A Step Forward and Large Non-Profit Leader Award recipient, Karen Heyward-We​​st, Catholic Charities

Photos by Bill Tabron


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Faith Bytes Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter • Foreword by Jonathan Reckford Zondervan • Hardcover, $39.99 • 1536 pages • ISBN: 978-0-310-95081-3 Book Review by Kam Williams “Throughout the years of his public life, former President and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Jimmy Carter has lived out a conspicuous faith… [He] has been leading Sunday school classes ever since he was an 18 year-old ensign at the U.S. Naval Academy… For over 6 decades, he has been examining the Scriptures and teaching classes to adults… [This] Study Bible is designed to… amplify the deeply held convictions of one of the most important and influential voices of our time.” -- Excerpted from the inside book jacket Jimmy Carter has been teaching Sunday school all of his adulthood, even as Governor of Georgia and President of the Uniteds States. The difficult decisions he had to make while in office, whether about caring for the poor, finding peace in the Middle East, fighting an enemy, advancing human rights or reversing nuclear proliferation, were all influenced “by his deeplyheld belief in the Bible.” After returning to private life, Carter not only resumed hosting Sunday school classes at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, but he remained “an outspoken advocate of the poor and disadvantaged.” And as a committed Christian, he has endeavored to follow Jesus’ example of attending to the least of his brethren by devoting his blood, sweat and tears to a variety of worthy causes. Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity, credits Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, for donning hard hats every year for over a quarter-century to help his organization build and repair homes for folks in desperate need of affordable housing. Reckford states that their participation has never been a mere photo-op, given that “No one works harder on … site than President and Mrs. Carter.” If you’re interested in understanding the source of Jimmy Carter’s inspiration and abiding faith, you might want to invest in this special edition of the New International Bible that highlights selected scriptures, and is supplemented throughout by a life’s worth of his favorite lessons, reflections and prayers. For instance, he offers a literal interpretation of Jesus’ suggestion that “We must do the works,” (John 9:3-5) as an urgent imperative to minister to the needy “today, right now.” The “good book” annotated by a former president who probably would prefer to be remembered as a selfless servant of God.

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Jasmine in Bloom By Kam Williams Born in Boston on March 10, 1962, Jasmine Guy is a Renaissance woman with dancer, actress, singer, director, and writer on her resume. She performed in the Broadway productions of The Wiz, Leader of the Pack, Grease, and Chicago, and she has also served as a stage director and choreographer on numerous occasions. Still, the versatile entertainer remains best known for her work in television, especially for creating the iconic character Whitley Gilbert on A Different World. Her other TV credits include recurring roles on The Vampire Diaries, Fame, Touched by an Angel, Melrose Place and Dead Like Me. On the big screen, Jasmine appeared in such movies as School Daze, Harlem Nights and Stomp the Yard 2. She is the author of Evolution of a Revolutionary, a book about the life and journey of Afeni Shakur, and she released an eponymous record album on Warner Brothers Records in 1990. She is currently producing director of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, where she resides with her daughter. Here, she talks about her new movie, rottentomatoes.com October Baby, a faithbased morality play inspired by the true story of a troubled teenager who discovered she survived an attempted abortion as a 24 week-old fetus.

Jasmine Guy: The “October Baby” Interview

KW: Did you do anything different to prepare for this role? JG: I knew Nurse Mary. There was little to prepare, just my own experience lent myself to the character. KW: Children’s book author Irene Smalls says: This very dramatic role is very different from the comedies you are known for? What attracted you to “October Baby?” JG: I was attracted to Nurse Mary because she was older and alone, full of stories to share and secrets she had harbored for many years. KW: What’s your secret to embodying memorable characters? JG: I always try to honor a character by being honest and truthful to who they are, in spite of my own personality and beliefs. I also like to embody them physically and remove my own thoughts, walk and mannerisms from their portrayal. KW: What message do you think people will take away from “October Baby?” JG: I think people will be reminded to be safe and thoughtful in their intimate relationships and not just use sex for recreational purposes. KW: Larry Greenberg asks: How did co-directors Jon and Andrew Erwin protect the subtle emotional drama from the politics that surround the movie’s incendiary topic? JG: In my one scene in the movie I felt Jon and Andrew left me to interpret Nurse Mary as I saw her. They created a freedom on the set that was uplifting and created a confidence that was contagious. KW: Editor/legist Patricia Turnier says: I loooove your work. I am an Afro-Canadian who used to dream of attending an African-American college when I watched A Different World. Studies mention that when the show was on TV in the late 80s and 90s, it created a positive impact on the African-American community in terms of college enrollment. In addition, it was the first time in American TV history that young African-Americans were showcased in a college environment. What is your assessment of today’s images representing the AfricanAmericans in the media? Do you think that there is a need to have more TV shows and movies which present black people in intellectual settings? JG: I’ve always known the greatness of black people. We come from intellectuals, philosophers, educators and activists. We are not a monolithic group of people bound by color. It is up to us as individuals, parents, teachers and communicators to teach that to our people and our broader community. I think it’s dangerous to depend on the media or the entertainment industry to facilitate that knowledge. KW: Patricia also says: You directed the musical “I Dream” and the play “The Colored Museum.” Would you consider directing a movie in the future? JG: I would love to direct a movie, something I really like with a great cast. What a dream!

Teens Forced to Compete in Fight to the Death in Futuristic Sci-Fi By Kam Williams Picture a post-apocalyptic North America left devastated by a combination of fire, famine, drought and wars. The U.S. has collapsed only to be replaced by a centralized, totalitarian regime run with an iron fist by the President (Donald Sutherland) with

The “The Hunger Games” Film Review the approval of effete elites barricaded inside the wealthy Capitol. That pampered class remains blissfully insulated from the ongoing suffering of the citizens trapped in any of the country’s dozen outlying districts. For, since an attempted coup 74 years earlier, the government has been punishing the proletariat by staging an annual fight to the death in the wilderness in which each district is represented by a boy and a girl. The 24 participants are chosen by lottery and, as the story unfolds, we find 16

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Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, left), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson, center) and Cinna (Lenny Kravitz, right) in The Hunger Games. year-old Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) consoling her younger sister, Primrose (Willow Shields), who has had the misfortune of having her name picked to represent District 12. However, Katniss altruistically volunteers to take her terrified sibling’s place, and soon finds herself shipped off by train to the site of the nationally-televised Hunger Games. En route, she and fellow District 12 entrant, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), are supposed to be mentored by formerwinner Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson). But the fatalistic alcoholic only has discouraging words to share, warning them to, “Embrace the possibility of your imminent death, and know there’s nothing I can do to

save you.” Nonetheless, Katniss is determined to survive the ordeal, knowing just how much her sis and widowed mother (Paula Malcolmsen) might mourn her demise. Fortunately, the spunky tomboy already has a host of survival skills at her disposal, being adept at archery and camouflage. Based on the first installment of Suzanne Collins’ popular trilogy of the same name, The Hunger Games is a riveting, if gruesome adventure that definitely will not disappoint its legions of loyal fans, a demographic every bit as rabid as readers of the Harry Potter and Twilight series. While this eagerly-anticipated cautionary tale of Orwellian dimensions does address

a litany of timely themes ranging from greed to loyalty to exploitation to corruption, it nevertheless remains, at heart, a high attrition-rate, splatter flick designed to satiate the bloodlust of kids weaned on gory computer games. How else would you describe a futuristic sci-fi revolving around a reality show where humans hunt humans they don’t even know purely for sport, spectacle and survival? The Most Dangerous Game meets Lord of the Flies. Excellent (HHHH) Rated PG-13 for intense violence and disturbing images. Running time: 142 minutes Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Before Oprah, Before Arsenio, There Was Mr. SOUL! By Faye Hyslop “We get freedom when we demand freedom! One voice isn’t enough…change is in the collective.” This was a statement made by someone in the audience who Photo courtesy of the Haizlip family watched the sneak preview of Ellis Haizlip (left) the forthcoming Mr. SOUL! interviews Amiri Baraka documentary. The Emmy (right) Award-winning, PBS series “SOUL!” is considered America’s first “black Tonight Show.” Ellis Haizlip, executive producer and host of “SOUL!,” was hip, innovative and committed to social equality. Mr. SOUL! offers a behind the scenes look at this revolutionary program, from its conception to its final broadcast. On March 6, a standing-room-only screening of the film took place at Howard University’s School of Communications. “What a great night! You could feel the electricity in the air. It was like the torch was being passed from Ellis Haizlip -- a HU alumnus -- to the students, challenging them to not only speak up, but speak the truth, and know their history,” said Melissa Haizlip, Ellis Haizlip’s niece. The film had many powerful moments. One such moment includes never-before-seen footage of world renowned poet Nikki Giovanni interviewing novelist and playwright James Baldwin. An edited transcription of the interview was actually published into a book, A Dialogue. “SOUL!” aired many classic shows like Earth, Wind & Fire performing an hour long set as well as Minister Louis Farrakhan being interviewed while an audience full of Nation of Islam members looked on. The artists were free to express themselves on an uncensored platform. In one episode, Harry Belafonte shared, “Many people assume that with material success comes a certain kind of absolute power. And I dare say, there’s no such thing. If you are black in America, you are black in America.” Others who were featured include Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Ashford & Simpson, Tito Puente, the Last Poets, and many others in music, politics, and the arts. Melissa Haizlip (niece of Ellis Haizlip) is producing and directing Mr. SOUL!, along with director J. Kevin Swain (director and producer of SOUL TRAIN: THE HIPPEST TRAIN IN AMERICA). Upon seeing a screening of the work-inprogress of the film in Los Angeles, Congresswoman Maxine Waters said, “We don’t express ourselves openly anymore. It’s not politically correct to do, it’s not acceptable. I just had visions that a movie like this will inspire young people. They have to see this so they can begin to understand that there is power in telling the truth.”

Melissa Haizlip addressed some of the difficulties Ellis Haizlip and his show faced while it was on the air. “The show was criticized for being ‘too black’ or too controversial, which may have led to its demise. There were also theories that the Nixon administration was trying to eliminate all black programming, in addition to the administration’s welldocumented conflict with Public Television.” This film not only sheds light on the birth of black power television but also profiles Ellis Haizlip, the man who gave a voice to the struggles and successes of Black America and ensured that the Revolution would be televised. A screening took place at Morgan State University on March 8th as part of the Mr. SOUL! HBCU Tour to promote the SOUL! Digital Initiative (SDI), an interactive digital community project linking students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities who are interested in communications, media and the arts. The next stop on the Mr. SOUL! HBCU Tour will be April 19th at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.


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AFRO Sports Faceoff - Grading Goodell: Was NFL Commissioner Too Harsh with Saints Bounty Punishment?

Shaw Women Claim D-II National Title with OT Win over No. 2 seed Ashland

By Perry Green and Stephen D Riley AFRO Sports Desk NFL commissioner Roger Goodell heard the story, assessed the damage, and then dropped the hammer. As punishment for a scandal in which the New Orleans Saints paid cash bounties to defensive players for knocking out or injuring their opponents, Goodell suspended current Saints coach Sean Payton for a year, fined the franchise $500,000, docked the team second round draft picks in 2012 and 2013 and suspended former bounty mastermind, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, indefinitely. Goodell’s ruling has the potential to bury a franchise that just won the Super Bowl three seasons ago, but was his response appropriate? Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sport Desk debate. Riley: I agree with the ruling. It sounds harsh, but so is a bounty program. Paying players bonuses to hurt other players is ridiculous. Payton’s lucky he didn’t suffer a harsher punishment, because such a program destroys the integrity of the game. Most players go into a contest intending to hit their opponent with all of their might anyway. An added injury incentive does nothing but put both the injurer and the injured at risk. A linebacker who goes all out to make a bone-jarring hit has the potential to hurt himself just as much as his target. Green: That punishment was a complete joke. If top management is going to point fingers now just to save face after they’ve already made billions off the so-called “scandal,” it’s ridiculous. Defenders should be able to pride themselves in knocking out players, whether physically or psychologically. That’s what makes the NFL. Riley: Correct, players should be able to pride themselves on big hits but that’s the basis of football anyway. Why does there need to be added money on the line? Once you start introducing money behind-the-scenes, then that’s when integrity just goes out the window. Just think about the whole topic here: a coach paid his players to intentionally injure other players. That’s sick in it’s own right. Green: But who exactly was injured over the course of this bounty system anyway? Nobody. As long as the hits are legal, based on NFL rules and standards, then what’s the big deal? If I’m a coach, I want my defense motivated to hit quarterbacks so hard that they psychologically feel that they can’t take it anymore. A physical defense alters a quarterback’s mindset and thus their ability to deliver passes downfield, and makes them skittish in the pocket. If the quarterback happens to get the wind knocked out of them in the process, that’s just a bonus on top of doing their job as defenders. Riley: Although no one was seriously injured as a result of the bounty system, the intent still stands. Williams and Payton didn’t even factor in how injuring a player could potentially affect his career, life and family. Football is more than just the players involved on the field. Thankfully for those coaches, no one was seriously hurt, or we could be talking lawsuits and jail time. You may not agree with Goodell, but his motive to protect and preserve the NFL was clear in his ruling. Green: I think Goodell is just trying to make a big splash with this so he can cover up all the safety lawsuits that the league is going to face from disgruntled vets who never got paid. Player safety and football don’t go together. It’s an oxymoron. So instead of trying to pull the wool over the people’s eyes and act like he’s doing a great service to protect players, just admit that the league has botched a lot of players’ lives even before this Saints scandal came up. The league should pay the appropriate amount to pension plans to help former veterans get their bodies back up to par.

By Sherri Fillingham Special to the AFRO We are going to give them a game worthy of television.” Shaw head coach Jacques Curtis had said those words in a press conference prior to the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship. His players made him a prophet on March 23 as Shaw came from an 11-point halftime deficit to claim an 88-82 overtime victory over No. 2 ranked Ashland to claim Shaw’s first national championship in any sport. “This is what Coach recruited us for,” said Shaw senior center Aslea Williams “I wasn’t going to finish my senior year with a loss. Even when I didn’t play well, my teammates had my back.” With 25 seconds left in regulation, Williams hit a layup that gave Shaw a 72-69 lead, but with six seconds left, Ashland hit yet another three to tie the game and send it into overtime. “We were disappointed the shot went in,” said Curtis. “But on the positive side, we didn’t mind playing five more minutes. We felt we were fresher. It just gave us a chance to score some more points.” Shaw’s Sequoya Griffin opened the extra period with a jumper and Williams had an oldfashioned three to give the Lady Bears a 77-72 lead. With 2:11 left in overtime, Spencer hit a layup to give Shaw a seven-point lead. That would be their last field goal as Ashland started fouling Shaw in order to stop the clock. In those closing minutes, Shaw hit seven of eight free throws, and the Eagles could do nothing to make any real inroads on the lead. With 17 seconds left, Kari Daugherty hit a trio of free throws for Ashland that set the final score at 88-82. For all the high flying shooting, the game may have been won on the ground and on ball control. Shaw committed only eight turnovers, while forcing the Eagles into 21 miscues. Lane had six steals for the Lady Bears and Williams added another five. Shaw finishes the season with a 29-6 mark, including a 15-game winning streak and winning 26 of their last 27. Ashland had their 33-game winning streak snapped and finish the season 33-2. Griffin led Shaw with 24 points on 10 for 15 shooting. Spencer added 16 points and led Shaw with seven assists. Both Ransom and Williams had 14 points, but Williams coupled hers with 11 rebounds for a double-double. And Kyria Buford added 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Only Spencer (38) played more than 35 minutes for Shaw. Four of Ashland’s five starters played more than 40 minutes, while the fifth played 39. Jena Stutzman was the leading scorer with 32 points. Daugherty added 24 and Alyssa Miller tossed in an additional 12. Daugherty led both teams with 15 rebounds, and had four assists to pace the Eagles.

UDC Track and Field Opens Spring Season with Strong Performances at Tribe Invitational By Eric Zedalis Special to the AFRO

The University of the District of Columbia women’s outdoor track and field squad braved the elements and opened its 2012 outdoor track campaign with strong performances during a rain-filled afternoon at the Tribe Invitational hosted by Williams & Mary University on March 24. Due to the inclement weather, the 200 meter and 4x400 meter relay events were cancelled, but the Firebirds made the most of the events they did compete in. Junior Callister Jones, a Fort Washington, Md. native out of Oxon Hill High School, was particularly impressive in her 400 meter race, besting her previous personal record by nearly two seconds to finish in 56.33. She is just outside of the NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark of 56.30, and her time is currently the 10th fastest mark in Division II this spring. “To run a personal best by close to two seconds in our first outdoor meet of the season - and in driving rain, no less, says she’s not only in great shape, but proves she’s ready to make a mark individually on a national level,” head coach Alton McKenzie said. Sophomore Areial Clark was also very impressive in the field events of javelin and shot put. Her personal best javelin throw of 32.82M was good for second-place overall in a field of eight. Also, her shot put toss of 11.51M placed her 4th in a field of eight. Also of note, sophomore Shauna-Kay Creary made it out to 5.18M in her first-ever outdoor long jump event to place 6th in a field of 10 competitors. After the meet, Coach McKenzie had this to say about his team’s performance: “As is the case with running outdoors, sometimes conditions are not ideal, but we braved the elements and opened up our outdoor season with competitive performances,” McKenzie said. “We’ve been training hard the past few weeks, so despite the conditions, our expectations were to start the outdoor season on a positive note rain or shine. I believe that mindset will carry over into the rest of the season. I look forward to progressing throughout the outdoor Callister Jones shaved nearly two seconds off her season and using this meet as a stepping stone for better personal best in the 400M. She is very close to the NCAA things to come.” Provisional Qualifying mark.


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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM202 Jean Edny Louis Decedent Troy W. Poole, Esq. VACATION 1629 K Street NW RENTALS Suite 300 Washington DC 20006 OCEAN CITY, Attorney NOTICE OF MARYLAND. Best APPOINTMENT, selection of affordable NOTICE TO rentals. Full/ partial CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO weeks. Call for FREE UNKNOWN HEIRS brochure. Open daily. Jean Alix Louis, whose Holiday Real Estate. address is 13207 Arctic Avenue, Rockville MD 1-800-638-2102. Online reservations: www. 20853 was appointed personal representative holidayoc.com of the estate of Jean Edny Louis, who died on June 14, 2011 without a WATERFRONT Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All PROPERTIES unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are Fantastic Prices unknown shall enter their appearance in this $49,500.00 10 Lot Subproceeding. Objections divison. Eastern Shore to such appointment Virginia shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., Navigable to Chesa515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd peake Bay Floor Washington, D.C. Paved Roads Land20001, on or before September 23, 2012. Claims against the deTYPESET: Tue Mar 27 08:42:37 EDT 2012 be preLEGAL NOTICES cedent shall sented to the undersigned with a copy to the IN THE SUPERIOR Register of Wills or filed COURT OF THE with the Register of Wills DISTRICT OF with a copy to the underCOLUMBIA signed, on or before CIVIL DIVISION September 23, 2012, or Civil Action No. be forever barred. Per2012CA001646 R(RP) sons believed to be heirs Isaah Cunningham or legatees of the de417 U Street, NW cedent who do not reWashington DC 20001 ceive a copy of this notice PLAINTIFF by mail within 25 days of v. its first publication shall Julia Theresa Roy so inform the Register of 417 U Street,NW Wills, including name, Washington DC 20001 address and relationand ship. THE DISTRICT OF Date of Publication: COLUMBIA March 23, 2012 Serve: Mayor of The Name of newspaper: District of Columbia Afro-American 1350 Pennsylvania Av Washington NW, #419 Law Reporter Washington DC 20001 Jean Alix Louis Serve: Attorney Personal General Of The District Representative Of Columbia 301-933-7857 Attn: Darlene Fields TRUE TEST COPY 441 44th Street, NW TYPESET: TueWILLS Mar 27 REGISTER OF Washington DC 20001 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 and All Unknown Owners of the Superior Court of Property and Their Heirs Asthe District of signs or Successors if Living; District of Columbia if Deceased, Their Heirs and PROBATE DIVISION Unknown Heirs, and All Unknown Persons Claiming Washington, D.C. Any Legal or Equitable Right, 20001-2131 Title, Estate, Lien, or Interest Administration No. in the Property Described as 2012ADM114 Square/Lot 3081/0006, adIdell J. Robinson dress 417 U Street, NW Decedent Washington, D.C. 20001 Charles E. Walton Esq DEFENDANTS In accordance with D.C. Of10905 Ft Washington ficial Code §47-1375 (2001), Road. Suite 201 the object of this proceeding Fort Washington, is to quiet title through adMD 20744 verse possession the followAttorney ing real property located in NOTICE OF the District of Columbia, with a street address of 417 U APPOINTMENT, Street, N.W. and described NOTICE TO as: CREDITORS Lot number six (6) in block AND NOTICE TO numbered fourteen (14) in A. UNKNOWN HEIRS L. Barger´s subdivision known as “Le Droit Park”, as per plat recorded in the Office of the Surveyor for the District of Columbia in Liber Governor Shephard at folio 18. Pursuant to the Chief Judge´s Administration Order Number 02-11, it is this 22nd day of February, 2012, ORDERED by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, that notice be given by the insertion of a copy of this order in The Afro-American Newspaper (Washington), having a general circulation in the District of Columbia, once a week for three (3) successive weeks, notifying notifying all unknown owners of the Property, their heirs, devisees, personal representatives, and executors, administrators, grantees, assigns or successors in right, title, interest, and any and all other persons having or claiming to have any interest in the leasehold of fee simple in the Property and premises described above to appear in this Court by the 30th day of April, 2012 and to show cause, if any, they may have as to why a judgment should not be passed or prayed. By: /s/ Hon. Curtis Tue E. vonMar Kann27 TYPESET: District of Columbia 3/30, 4/6, 4/13

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

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, EDT 2012 2012 08:52:34 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Brenda J. Butler Personal Representative 301-292-8357 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFTue WILLS TYPESET: Mar 27 3/16, 3/23, 3/30

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 0002105-12 IN RE: Roderiquez Lavoon Thomas Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

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

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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 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 TYPESET:OFTue Mar 27 REGISTER WILLS 3/16, 3/23, 3/30

Superior Court of the District of 08:53:51 EDT 2012 District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM169 Kenneth Rapley Decedent Alan B. Frankle, Esq 751 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Julia Rapley and Karen Rapley, whose addresses are 5026 Sherrier Pl. NW Washington DC 20016, and 4806 Bradley Bl. Chevy Chase, MD 20814 were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of Kenneth Rapley, who died on February 6, 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 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 Julia Rapley Karen Rapley Personal Representative 301-217-0505 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Tue Mar 27 REGISTER OF WILLS 3/16, 3/23, 3/30

Superior Court of the District of 08:52:08Columbia EDT 2012 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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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 08:46:56 EDT 2012 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 OF WILLS 3/16, 3/23, 3/30

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

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 202-337-4377 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/16, 3/23, 3/30

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM205 Calvin Coolidge Powell Decedent Olekanma Ekekwe Eq 2426 Lenfant SQ SE Suite 100 Washington DC 20020 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Kellie Newby Gibson and Dorethia Newby, whose address(es) are 1309 North Carolina Avenue NE Washington DC 20002 and 200 Rhode Island Ave NE Apt 514, Washington DC 20002, were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of Calvin Coolidge Powell, who died on February 6, 2012 with 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 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 Kellie Newby Gibson Dorethia Newby Personal Representative 202-696-4634 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/23, 3/30, 4/6

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM242 Mary Dunbar Sobolewski Decedent John M. Bixler 2001 L Street NW Suite 400 Washington DC 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Margaret Esterle Sobolewski, whose address is 155 Shuqhart Road, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17015 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Mary Dunbar Sobolewski, who died on March 7 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 30, 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 30, 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: September 30, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Margaret Esterle Sobolewski Personal Representative 717-385-1910 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/30, 4/6, 4/13


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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 TYPESET:OFTue Mar 27 REGISTER WILLS 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 TYPESET: Mar 27 REGISTER OFTue 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

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 3/16, 3/23, 3/30

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 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 Law Reporter Shelly T. Mitchell 08:50:59 EDT 2012 Personal Representative 703-968-0737 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Mar 27 REGISTER OFTue WILLS 3/23, 3/30, 4/6

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 March 23, 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: Tue2012 Mar 27 08:50:17 EDT Petitioners/Attorney 3/24, 3/31

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM203 KEVIN FORD SR. Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 0002405-12 IN RE: ANNA DAVIS HILL Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM237 Estate of Mary Lou Watson Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD PROBATE

Tomika Ford, whose address is 3539 Jay Street NE Apt 203, Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Kevin Ford Sr., who died on October 4, 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 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 Tomika Ford Personal Representative 202-412-7343 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Tue Mar 27 REGISTER OF WILLS 3/23, 3/30, 4/6

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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 TYPESET: Tue Mar 27 REGISTER OF WILLS 3/23, 3/30, 4/6

Superior Court of 08:47:43 EDT 2012 the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Superior Court of Washington, D.C. the District of 20001-2131 District of Columbia Administration No. PROBATE DIVISION 2012ADM208 Washington, D.C. ANN KING 20001-2131 Decedent Administration No. Kent Rackett, Esq 2012ADM195 1350 Connecticut Ave Joyce Ann Douglas NW Suite 850 Decedent Washington DC 20036 NOTICE OF Attorney APPOINTMENT, NOTICE OF NOTICE TO APPOINTMENT, CREDITORS NOTICE TO AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS UNKNOWN HEIRS AND NOTICE TO Angele Robinson-Gaylord, UNKNOWN HEIRS whose address is 140 Mid- Joseph King, whose address

land Ct. Conshohocken, PA 19428, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Joyce Ann Douglas, who died on February 18, 2012 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 Angele Robinson Douglas Personal Representative 847-287-8142 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/23, 3/30, 4/6

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 OF WILLS 3/23, 3/30, 4/6

Anna Davis Hill having filed a complaint for judgment changing Anna Davis Hill name to Anna Marie Felder Davis 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 14th day of March 2011, hereby. ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 18th 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 TYPESET: Mar 27 A TRUETue COPY TEST: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM235 Laura E. McMillan Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN 08:45:36 EDT HEIRS 2012

Catherine Jones, whose address is 5418 8th Street, NW Washington DC 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Laura E. McMillan, who died on December 12, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Catherine Jones Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET:OFTue Mar 27 REGISTER WILLS 3/30, 4/6, 4/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM230 John F. Middleton Decedent Thomas H. Queen 530 Eighth Street SE Washington DC 20003 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS 08:45:15 EDT 2012 AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Thomas H. Queen, whose address is 530 Eighth Street SE Washington DC 20003, was appointed personal representative of the estate of John F. Middleton, who died on February 13, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Thomas H. Queen Personal Representative 202-544-4200 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/30, 4/6, 4/13

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM191 Gaurav Gopalan Decedent David B. Lamb 1740 N Street NW Suite One Washington DC 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Sanjay Khatri, whose address is 5481 Tesoro Court, San Jose, CA 95124 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Gaurav Gopalan, who died on September 10, 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 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. 08:41:29 EDT 2012 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 Sanjay Khatri Personal Representative 408-410-3331 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/23, 3/30, 4/6

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