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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain Nephew 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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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

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Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. A spokesman for the office told the newspaper that Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who was killed, as well as her brother, Jason. the body of her 7-year-old nephew Monday, just hours after his body was found in a

plate X584859 was23, found on Adrienne Perry, Chicago’s Westthe Side after appreciates course police received a 7 a.m. call preparation she received from the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP). She will graduate from the Howard University School of Dentistry in May 2014, in and Dallas Cowboys Washington, D.C. players Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, among the names submitted to election officials. Hurd said those workers, who were doing those things without ACORN’s knowledge or permission, were fired. “The evidence that has surfaced so far shows they faked forms to get paid for work they didn’t do, not to stuff ballot boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the victim of fraud, not the perpetrator of it. Hurd said the only things bogus are the charges themselves. And factcheck. org agrees. It concluded, “Neither ACORN nor its employees have been found guilty of, or even charged with, casting fraudulent votes.” The problem came about primarily because of the way ACORN operates. Rather than rely on volunteers, it pays people, many of them poor or unemployed, to sign up new voters. The idea was to help both those being registered and those doing the registration. Maud explained, “We have a zero tolerance policy for deliberate falsification of registration.” Most news account neglect to point out that ACORN is required by law to turn in all registration forms. And they also fail to note that it was the organization, in many instances, that first brought the phony registrations to the attention of authorities. The McCain camp apparently isn’t interested in those fine points, preferring to air misleading ads that seek to link Obama to ACORN, thereby undercutting his political support. McCain: I’m John McCain and I approve this message. Announcer: Who is Barack Obama? A man with “a political baptism performed at warp speed.” Vast ambition. After college, he moved to Chicago. Became a community organizer. There, Obama met Madeleine Talbot, part of the Chicago branch of ACORN. He was so impressive that he was asked to train the ACORN staff. What did ACORN in Chicago engage in? Bullying banks. Intimidation tactics. Disruption of business. ACORN forced banks to issue risky home loans. The same types of loans that caused the financial crisis we’re in today.

“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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Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’ By Alan King AFRO Staff Writer Presidential candidate John McCain’s attack on ACORN – Associated Community Organization for Reform Now – confirms the success of the organization, the head of the group says. “This is testimony to the work we’ve done and success we’ve had,” Maude Hurd, president of ACORN, said in an interview with the AFRO. “When this attack started, we had just announced that we had registered 1.3 million new voters,” she said. “That’s just to say that someone’s running scared because of ACORN’s success.” McCain, who is running for president on the Republican ticket, lashed out at ACORN in the final debate against Barack Obama, contending the group “is on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy.” Factcheck.org, a non-partisan Web site, found those claims to be “exaggerated,” with “no evidence of any such democracydestroying fraud.” Hurd believes the McCain charges were politically motivated. She said, “Because it’s lowand moderate-income people, and people of color, I believe the McCain campaign thinks those voters are going to vote Democratic, which is not necessarily true.” ACORN is no stranger to controversy. For 38 years, the non-partisan organization has fought for social and economic justice for lowand moderate-income Americans. With 400,000 member families organized into more than 1,200 neighborhood chapters in 110 cities nationwide, ACORN has over the years seen its share of criticism while advocating for affordable housing, living wages, healthcare for the underserved— and while organizing voter registration drives. But none has been as withering and baseless as this one. With the presidential election less than two weeks away, ACORN’s detractors allege the organization has engaged in massive voter registration fraud after the reported discovery of bogus names, such as Mickey Mouse

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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 anyone who returned the boy alive. Since the investigation, Hudson – who gained stardom after appearing on “American Idol,” and then won an Academy Award for her role in the movie Dreamgirls – has stayed out of the public eye. The Chicago Tribune reported that a parade of cars moved slowly past her family’s home Monday morning, past the news vans, reporters and curious onlookers. Neighbors stood quietly and reflected on the violence. In front of the Hudson’s home, men in heavy jackets and hooded sweatshirts came to kiss the twin white crosses baring the names of Donerson and Jason. “Everybody is sick of going through stuff like this,” Artisha West, a former resident of the area told the Tribune. “We all have to stick together. All these young children are dying, and for what?”

No wonder Obama’s campaign is trying to distance him from the group, saying, “Barack Obama Never Organized with ACORN.” But Obama’s ties to ACORN run long and deep. He taught classes for ACORN. They even endorsed him for President. But now ACORN is in trouble. Reporter: There are at least 11 investigations across the country involving thousands of potentially fraudulent ACORN forms. Announcer: Massive voter fraud. And the Obama campaign paid more than $800,000 to an ACORN front for get out the vote efforts. Pressuring banks to issue risky loans. Nationwide voter fraud. Barack Obama. Bad judgment. Blind ambition. Too risky for America.

“remained strong for her family” and was clearly its leader. “She held hands with her family,” the spokesman said. “It was obviously a very emotional moment.” The boy – the son of Julia Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had been missing since Friday, when a relative found Julian’s grandmother, Darnell Donerson, 57, and his uncle, Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death in his grandmother’s home in the 7000 block of South Yale Avenue. An Amber Alert – a designation for high-risk missing children – was issued Friday after Julian was discovered missing after the murders. Police arrested William Balfour, the missing boy’s stepfather and estranged husband of Julia, at his girlfriend’s Southside apartment several hours after the murders. Balfour’s mother, Michele, has told reporters that her son had nothing to do with the slayings. Balfour remains a suspect in

being convicted of attempted murder and vehicular hijacking. Cook County records show that he pleaded guilty to both charges in 1999. He was also convicted in 1998 for possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was released from prison in 2006 after serving seven years for the attempted murder and car hijacking charges. The boy remained missing through a long weekend in which police and volunteers

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Since McCain’s comments, SQUARE HIGH ACORN’s 87 offices have been bombarded with threats and racist mail. The day after the presidential debate, vandals broke into the organization’s Boston and Seattle offices and stole computers. NOT ON THE LIST BREAD After a Cleveland representative appeared on TV, an e-mail was sent to the local office saying she “is going to have her life ended.” A worker in Providence, R.I., received a threatening call sayLEFT RIGHT ing, “We know you get off work at 9” and uttered racial epithets. A caller to one office left a message on the answering machine, saying: “Hi, I was just calling to let you know that Barack Obama needs to get hung. He’s a (expletive deleted) nigger, and he’s a piece of (expletive deleted). You guys are fraudulent, and you need to go to hell. All the niggers on oak trees. They’re gonna get all hung hon1 BANANA eys, they’re going to get assassinated, they’re gonna get killed.” Another message said, “You liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive deleted). Welfare bums. You guys just (expletive deleted) come to our country, consume every natural resource there is, and make a lot of babies. That’s all you guys do. And then suck up the welfare and expect everyone else to pay for your hospital bills for your kids. I jus’ say let Before age five, every room is a classroom. your kids die. That’s the best move. Just let your children die. Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple things like Forget about paying for hospital counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learning ability, bills for them. I’m not gonna do and help them enter school more prepared. That’s why PNC it. You guys are lowlifes. And I founded Grow Up Great and its Spanish-language equivalent Crezca hope you all die.” con Éxito, a 10-year, $100 million program to help prepare young Hurd thinks hatemore calls will Moretheand people are making the move to M&T Bank. If you’re ready to join them, then raise the children for school and life. Pick up a free bilingual Sesame Street™ cease soon. “Happy, balance Healthy, requirement Ready for School” a PNC branch. filled . for these free checking. There’s no minimum andkit noatmonthly serviceIt’scharge* “In twogreen weeks,flag I think with all kinds of simple, everyday things you can do to help a child attacks will be over. But I think it learn. Together, we can work with our communities so an entire Andforwe’ll make the move easier – just stop by one of our many convenient branches to get going. will be harder us tohelp get our generation won’t just grow up... but grow up great. name back on good graces So raise the green flag for a great free checking account, and make the move to M&T Bank today. because they really trashed us in the last few weeks.” To find out more, go to pncgrowupgreat.com But ACORN will not be or call 1-877-PNC-GROW. deterred. 1-800-724-3222 “We’vemtb.com/freechecking been fighting for a long time, for over 30 years, for the rights of low- and moderateincome people all across the *There is no Hurd monthly said. service charge, but other transaction and service fees, including insufficient funds fees, may apply to this account. country,” “We’re Unlesstootherwise specified, all advertised going continue to fight for offers and terms and conditions of accounts and services are subject to change at any time without notice. After an account is opened or service begins, its features and terms are subject to change at any time in accordance with applicable laws and agreements. Please see an M&T branch representative for full details. economic justice in our commu©2012 M&T Bank. Member FDIC. nities.” TM /©2008 Sesame Workshop. All rights reserved. ©2008 The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Opinion Keeping Americans in their Homes For several years now, I have been assuring everyone I know that Americans will dig our way out of the Bush Recession. The question remains, however, whether we all will be living in our own homes. The answer for many, I fear, lies as much in ideology as it does in economics. We have seen political differences play out in the struggles over the minimum wage, labor organizing, access to health care and disparities in educational opportunity. It would be naïve, indeed, to Elijah Cummings expect our national housing policies to be exempt from these fundamentally different ideological viewpoints about our national future. However, this much should be clear to everyone. We will not fully renew our nation’s economic growth until all American families see their home values stabilize. This is why I have made addressing the foreclosure crisis and stabilizing the national housing market one of my top priorities as the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, Democrats on the Committee understood that action was needed to stop the mortgage servicing industry from abusing homeowners. When I became ranking member, I launched an investigation into the abuses by the mortgage servicing industry (as well as by their Obama Administration efforts, we are pushing the mortgage servicing industry toward accountability and compliance with the law. I also concluded that we must provide meaningful aid to the 11 million American homeowners whose home mortgages are “under water.” Many were (and remain) current on their mortgages but were

That is why, last fall, I spearheaded meetings between federal regulators and members of Congress to discuss how to implement for borrowers. Program that have enabled more borrowers to obtain lower interest rates – but more needs to be done. For some time now, I have been working with my Democratic colleagues to allow the expanded use of “principal reduction” to help many “under water” borrowers reclaim equity in their homes - and limit taxpayer losses. Consider this: The chairman of the Federal Reserve, the president of the New York Fed, and even the former special inspector general for TARP all have called for principal reduction as the best way to end the housing crisis, help homeowners, and save taxpayers money. Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics has stated that “the housing crisis is ground zero for the economy’s problems, lost jobs and high unemployment.” He has concluded that targeted principal reduction of underwater mortgages provides the “best odds for ending the housing crash These experts understand that the major banks already do some form of principal reduction for the mortgages they own – and under the $25 billion settlement with the 49 states, they have agreed to do more. access to this form of aid because their mortgages are owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Their regulator, Mr. Edward DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, has refused to allow Fannie and Freddie to offer principal reduction – even when it would save money compared to foreclosure or other types of loan I have joined with my colleagues in Congress in asking Mr. DeMarco to explain and justify his blanket opposition to principal reduction. In response, he has asserted that principal reduction is “not going to be the least-cost approach for the taxpayer.”

provided to the Oversight Committee in January) appears to make my case. I believe that principal reduction will save more money than especially for Fannie Mae. That is why Congressman John Tierney and I sent a letter to Mr. DeMarco last week that described a host of

of money by avoiding losses that result from default and foreclosure. Protecting the taxpayers is Mr. DeMarco’s mandate (and mine as well). It is what Congress directed Mr. DeMarco to do – and what he should be doing now. Our housing crisis is not going to solve itself automatically – at least not without an unacceptable level of social and economic pain. What we can and should do now is adopt an “all-of-the-above” strategy, doing everything within our power to get the job done. Neither the American people – nor our economy – can afford to wait. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings represents Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

Hate Groups Need to be Confronted The growth in hate groups and the use of their divisive and negative language in the mainstream political and media arena is cause for national alarm. Already this year several horrendous hate crimes, possible hate crimes, and crimes committed by people with ties to hate groups have received national attention. 15-month-old girl was shot and killed along with her mother, grandmother, and her mother’s boyfriend allegedly by Arizona Marian Wright White supremacist, border Edleman vigilante and longtime neo-Nazi J.T. Ready. The murders were the apparent result of domestic violence but were tragically little surprise from a man the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok American nativist movement.” two White men who went on a Good Friday shooting spree in a Black neighborhood randomly targeting and killing three Black victims and injuring two more. In Jackson, Miss., three White men pled guilty to federal hate crime charges in March after admitting to a pattern of harassing and assaulting Black people that ended with one of the men killing James C. Anderson in June 2011 by driving over him with a pickup truck. And in Sanford, Florida, federal investigators considered whether hate crime charges might apply to the February killing of unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin who was followed and killed by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George

Zimmerman. For 40 years, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s mission has members of society. In its latest Intelligence Report for Spring 2012, the news on hate groups in America was frightening. There were 1,018 hate groups in the United States in 2011 continuing a trend of Poverty Law Center notes “[t]he radical right grew explosively in 2011, the third such dramatic expansion in as many years. The growth was fueled by superheated fears generated by economic dislocation, a proliferation of demonizing conspiracy theories, the changing racial makeup of America, and the prospect of four more years under a Black president who many on the far right view as an enemy to their country.” The report continues: “The truly stunning growth came in the antigovernment “Patriot” movement— conspiracy-minded groups that see the federal government as their primary enemy… Many Americans, infused with populist fury over bank and auto bailouts and a feeling that they had lost their country, joined Patriot groups. The swelling of the Patriot movement since that time has been astounding.” The apparent killer in the Arizona murders is a prime example of how hate can cross over from the fringe into mainstream politics: J.T. Ready, the White supremacist and alleged shooter, was a vigilante border patroller, former Arizona Republican precinct committeeman

the rise? Another of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s signature initiatives is the Teaching Tolerance program that provides resources for educators to help create school environments that are welcoming and nurturing—“classrooms where equality and justice are not just taught, but lived.” Teaching Tolerance’s goal is to help teachers prepare the next generation to live in our already diverse world and nation. This is a goal we all need to share and pursue with urgency. Children of color will be the majority in 2019—just seven years from now. Whether we’re prepared to celebrate our children of color or meet them with fear and hatred will shape their futures and America’s future. As frightening as the rise in hate groups is, the truth is that there are still millions more Americans who don’t condone hatred or bigotry and never will. Their voices need to speak up and be heard— in our families, schools, faith congregations, communities, political and media life. We need to have candid conversations about race, The Children’s Defense Fund will be doing just that and promoting the urgent need for racial healing at our national conference in Cincinnati, beginning July 22. In this political year our candidates need to be careful what they say. Divisive rhetoric to win The Southern Poverty Law Center’s report is a reminder that we can’t be complacent, wink at or keep silent while hate groups and

sponsored as an elder in the Mormon church by former state Senate president Russell Pearce, an architect and lead sponsor of Arizona’s

designed to demean or disrespect any human being unacceptable in our presence and national life.

such recall in Arizona history. Now, he is vice chair of Arizona’s Republican Party. What does it mean for the country our children and grandchildren are inheriting when there is so much poisonous divisiveness in the political and media culture and the number of hate groups is on

Marian Wright Edelman is president of the Children’s Defense Fund whose Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. For more information go to www. childrensdefense.org.

Congress is Drowning African Jobs Imagine standing on the side of a river, watching a Melvin P. Foote man drown. He’s not very far from shore, and he’s pleading with you to help. There’s a rope lying on the ground next to you. What do you do? The answer is simple – you throw the man a line. Unfortunately for the African apparel industry, the answer to this question has been elusive within the halls of the U.S. Congress. More than 200,000 jobs are sinking into oblivion, all because of inactivity on a very simple, non-controversial piece of trade legislation. The so-called “Third Country Fabric Provision” of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) created a thriving apparel sector across Sub-Saharan Africa. In a nutshell, it allows African countries to import raw fabric from other regions in the world, assemble them into garments with African workers, and export them into the U.S. duty-free. It sounds simple, but this single provision has done arguably more for job growth in Sub-Saharan Africa than any foreign aid program in history. And it has done so at miniscule cost to the U.S. taxpayer. The broader AGOA legislation dates back to 2000 and

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has consistently enjoyed strong bipartisan Congressional and public support for the same reasons – because it is costeffective and makes good policy sense. It is trade, not aid, that Africa needs the most, and they’ve proven that they can do it well. Consequently, the U.S. apparel buyer enjoys cheaper goods while building goodwill towards the U.S. throughout across sub-Saharan Africa. Unfortunately, the Third Country Fabric Provision’s window closes on September 30. If it is allowed to expire, hundreds of thousands of African workers (on average, 70-80 percent women) will be left to fend for themselves. Even now, factories across Africa are shedding jobs left and right, because U.S. retailers place their orders months in advance and there is grave concern over Congress’ ability renew the provision. If the situation continues, virtually all apparel trade with Africa will grind to a halt even before the September cutoff and the

U.S. Chamber of Commerce and numerous industry groups have already written countless letters to Congress urging an extension of this legislation. . Nor is it a matter of international competitive pressure – compared to the national exports of Vietnam, Bangladesh, or Cambodia, the sum of all of subSaharan Africa’s exports is a mere drop in the bucket. Even though the Third Country Fabric Provision’s renewal has broad, bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, it is simply getting lost in the cracks amid Election the measure will become a “pile on” for other, completely unrelated measures. Two hundred thousand African jobs, it seems, are being held hostage by procedural dysfunction. The man in the river is drowning, and our lawmakers are checking their Blackberries to see if someone else will throw

eyes of Africa’s leaders. If we cease being a reliable partner, I All of this begs the question: Why isn’t renewing the Third Country Fabric Provision a higher priority for Congress? Not a single constituent group from the U.S. private sector or civil society opposes this provision. To the contrary, the

Melvin P. Foote is the founder, president and CEO of the Constituency for Africa (CFA), a Washington, D.C.-based education and policy advocacy organization in support of Africa’s development. Foote has more than 35 years continuous high-level engagement on Africa and African

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Kathryn A. McGuire, whose address is 5452 Nebraska Avenue, NW. Washington DC 20015 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Helen Ann McGuire, who died on February 18, 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 October 27, 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 October 27, 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: April 27, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Kathryn A. McGuire Personal Representative 202-363-9282 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET:OFTue May 08 REGISTER WILLS 4/27, 5/4, 5/11

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM333 Sara Jones Decedent Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Jennifer L. Jones and Johnnie I. Jones, whose address(es) are 108 58th Street SE, #302, Washington DC 20019 and 5817 Dix Street NE, DC 20019 were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of Sara Jones, who died on December 19, 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 October 27, 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 October 27, 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: April 27, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Jennifer L. Jones Johnnie I. Jones Personal Representative 202-396-5519 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: 4/27, Tue 5/4, May5/1108

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM425 Estate of Viola Hughes Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD PROBATE Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Robert Proctor for standard probate, including the appointment of one or more personal representative. Unless a complaint or an objection in accordance with Superior Court Probate Division Rule 407 is filed in this Court within 30 days from the date of first publication of this notice, the Court may take the action hereinafter set forth. 0 Ordered any interested person to show cause why the provisions of the lost or destroyed will dated November 17, 2006 should not be admitted to probate as expressed in the petition Register of Wills Clerk of the Probate Division Date of First Publication May 11, 2012 Names of Newspapers: Washington Law Reporter Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Robert Proctor Jr. 9711 Oxbridge Way Mitchelville MD 20721 Signature of Petitioners/Attorney 5/11, 5/18

Troy A. Entzminger, whose address is 5225 Kansas Ave. NW, Washington DC 20011 was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Mable Entzminger, who died on October 27, 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 November 4, 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 November 4, 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: May 4, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Troy A. Entzminger Personal Representative 202-241-8709 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: May 08 REGISTER OFTue WILLS 5/4, 5/11, 5/18

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION 13:51:07 EDT 2012 Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM353 Eddie Butler Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Ronald R. Butler, & Renee A. Butler, whose address(es) are 4908 Monroe Street, Bladensburg MD 20710 and 2118 Turleygreen Place, Upper Marlboro MD 20774 were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of Eddie Butler, who died on August 22, 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 November 4, 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 November 4, 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: May 4, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ronald R. Butler Renee A. Butler Personal Representative 301-779-5045 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET:OFTue May 08 REGISTER WILLS 5/4, 5/11, 5/18

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 13:44:27 EDT 2012 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM371 Gloria Dean Jones Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Barbara Jones Edwards, whose address is 2219 Rand Place NE, Washington DC 20002 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Gloria Dean Jones, who died on July 22, 2009 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 November 4, 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 November 4, 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: May 4, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Barbara Jones Edwards Personal Representative 202-288-9895 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/4, 5/11, 5/18

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM336 Bernard S. Hall Decedent James S. Wiliford Jr. 451 Hungerford Dr. 13:49:00 EDT 2012 Suite 750 Rockville MD 20850 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM342 Melvin Bruce Decedent Tina Smith Nelson Eq Legal Counsel for the Elderly 601 E Street NW Washington DC 20049 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM000136 Ernest A. Whiting Jr. Decedent W. Alton Lewis, Esq 1450 Mercantile Lane Suite 155 Largo, MD 20774 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM362 Brenda Ann Cephas Decedent Tina Smith Nelson Eq Legal Counsel for the Elderly, 601 E Street NW Washington DC 20049 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Srean Yim Lor, whose address is 1307 Elsinore Avenue, McLean, VA 22102-2702 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Bernard S. Hall, who died on March 14, 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 October 27, 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 October 27, 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: April 27, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Srean Yim Lor Personal Representative 301-431-2919 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 4/27, 5/4, 5/11

Sarah Bruce, whose address is 5502 Eads Street, NE Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Melvin Bruce, who died on September 14, 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 November 4, 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 November 4, 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: May 4, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Sarah Bruce Personal Representative 202-248-6778 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/4, 5/11, 5/18

Phyllis Walker, whose address is 1432 C Street, SE Washington DC 20003 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Ernest A. Whiting, who died on December 5, 2011 with a Will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 4, 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 November 4, 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: May 4, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Phyllis Walker Personal Representative 301-341-5577 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/4, 5/11, 5/18

Betty Cephas and Frederick Cephas, whose address(es) are 70 Adams Street NW, Washington DC 20001 were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of Brenda Ann Cephas, who died on November 21, 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 November 4, 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 November 4, 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: May 4, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Betty Cephas Frederick Cephas Personal Representative 202-332-7491 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/4, 5/11, 5/28


May 12, 2012 - May 18, 2012, The Afro-American LEGAL NOTICES Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM352 John Turner Baysmore Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Christopher Baysmore, whose address is 721 Mentor Avenue, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 was appointed personal representative of the estate of John Turner Baysmore, who died on February 4, 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 November 4, 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 November 4, 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: May 4, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Christopher Baysmore Personal Representative 301-735-6386 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/4, 5/11, 5/18

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM358 Traynham Elmo Mitchell, Jr. Decedent David W. Buckley, Esq 1828 L Street, NW Suite 270 Washington DC 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Valerie M. Asbell, whose address is 146 Blackbeards Lane, Ahoskie, North Carolina 27910 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Traynham Elmo Mitchell, Jr, who died on March 26, 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 November 4, 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 November 4, 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: May 4, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Valerie M. Asbell Personal Representative 252-209-0625 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/4, 5/11, 5/18

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM400 Effie T. Lawings Decedent Gloria Johnson 1300 Mercantile Lane Suite 139 Largo, MD 20774 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM398 Joann T. Sadler Decedent James B. Miles 807 51st Street NE Washington DC 20019 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM204 Perry Lee Teague Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM372 Robert Jones Decedent Jerry L. Hunter Esq 1822 11th Street NW Washington DC 20001 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Michael J. Lawings, whose address is 4212 Byers Street, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Effie T. Lawings, who died on December 12, 2009 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 November 11, 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 November 11, 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: May 11, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Michael J. Lawings Personal Representative 202-579-6493 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

Robin Daniel, whose address is 2068 Flat Shoals Road, Riverdale, GA 30296 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Robert Jones, who died on September 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 November 11, 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 November 11, 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: May 11, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Robin Daniel Personal Representative 770-996-9247 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM402 Arthur A. McWilliams Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Yvonne Simpson, whose address is 724 58th Street NE, Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Arthur A. McWilliams, who died on November 12, 2010 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 11, 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 November 11, 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: May 11, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Yvonne Simpson Personal Representative 240-603-2505 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

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Donald Kelley whose address is 9313 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago IL 60619 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Ellie Kelley, deceased, on by the Circuit Court for Cook County, State of IIIinois on March 1, 2012. Service of process may be made upon Arnettia S. Wright, Esq, Wright Law Group PC, 1912 Sunderland Place, NW. Washington DC 20036 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: 3613 28th Street NE Washington DC 20018 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, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. (Strike preceding sentence if no real estate.) Donald Kelley Personal Representative 773-255-1192 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: May 11, 2012 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American 5/11, 5/18

Carol Ann Sadler, whose address is 727 Somerset Street, NW Washington DC 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Joann T. Sadler, who died on January 2, 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 November 11, 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 November 11, 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: May 11, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Carol Ann Sadler Personal Representative 202-724-8198 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

Marlene Jones Kinney, whose address is 3002 Great Oak Drive, Forestville MD 20747 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Perry Lee Teague, who died on July 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 November 11, 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 November 11, 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: May 11, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Marlene Jones Kinney Personal Representative 301-568-9266 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

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