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Md. Del. Tiffany Alston was convicted June 12 in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on one count of theft under $1,000 and one count of misconduct while in office. Alston denies any criminal misconduct. Her attorneys said this week that they are planning to request a new trial and may appeal the conviction.

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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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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 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

“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.”

ACORN Fights Back

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 necesPhotos: Wikimedia Commons sarily true.” Sanford, Fla. ACORN is security no stranger to watchmen George controversy. Zimmerman shot and For 38 years,(top) the non-partisan killed 17-year-old Trayvon organization has fought for social Martin (bottom) onfor Feb. and economic justice lowand2012. moderate-income 26, Zimmerman was Americans. With 400,000 meminitially released on the ber families into more basis of theorganized “Stand Your than 1,200law, neighborhood chapGround” but was later ters in 110 cities nationwide, charged with secondACORNmurder. has over the years seen degree 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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and Dallas Cowboys 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.

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“Davidowitz…argues regions of the country with the highest Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s number nephew. of racist Google searches are consistent with areas A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in told the newspaper Hudson jail for for parole violation after where Obamathatstruggled votes in 2008.”

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. Since McCain’s comments, 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. 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 saying, “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 honeys, 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 your kids die. That’s the best move. Just let your children die. Forget about paying for hospital bills for them. I’m not gonna do it. You guys are lowlifes. And I hope you all die.” Hurd thinks the hate calls will cease soon. “In two weeks, I think these attacks will be over. But I think it will be harder for us to get our name back on good graces because they really trashed us in the last few weeks.” But ACORN will not be deterred. “We’ve been fighting for a long time, for over 30 years, for the rights of low- and moderateincome people all across the country,” Hurd said. “We’re going to continue to fight for economic justice in our communities.”

“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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Opinion Florida is Again the Laughing Stock of America When it comes to national elections, no state makes a bigger fool of itself than Florida. The Sunshine state was at the center of an presidential election between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel L. Tilden. By throwing out many votes cast by Blacks, Florida was able to give Hayes a one-vote margin in the Electoral College although Tilden had won George E. Curry the state’s popular vote by 260,000 votes. The case reached the Supreme Court where Florida’s chicanery was also upheld by a one-vote margin. A book on the election by Roy Morris Jr. was titled, Florida’s Voting The 2000 presidential contest between Al Gore and George W. Bush was the fraud of another century, featuring a governor, Jeb Bush, who was brother of the Republican nominee for president, and Florida’s Secretary of State Katherine Harris, with the responsibility of supervising state election procedures, serving as George W. Bush’s state cochairman. There was widespread confusion leading up to Election Day. More than 54,000 people were purged from voting rolls supposedly because they were felons; 54 percent of the group was made up of African Americans. However, it was later determined that many of those denied access to the ballot were not convicted felons. A lack of uniformed ballots also caused major problems

showed votes had been cast for two presidential candidates. In Palm Beach, another hotbed of controversy, the presidential

choices were spread over two pages, with voters being Instead of shedding light on the confusion, the news media added to it. All of the major networks made the p.m. EST. That was true in the eastern section of the state. However, polls in the more conservative western counties were open for another hour because they operated on the central time zone. This confusion caused the networks to

a statewide recount was automatic. And that set off another round of confusion, with Democrats trying to make sure their votes were counted in Democratic strongholds and Republicans guarding their favored territory. During the process, lawyers for Bush appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court and on Dec. 4, with George W. Bush leading by 154 votes, the court halted the recount process on a 5-4 vote, effectively awarding the state to George W. Bush. Although Gore won a plurality of the popular votes, Bush was awarded the state’s 25 electoral votes, enough to win the national election. November elections to disenfranchise voters likely to vote for President Obama and other Democrats. Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order that, in effect, permanently disenfranchises ex-offenders. In addition, the state eliminated early voting on the Sunday before elections, organized by churches. In 2008, 32.2 percent of those who voted early on that last Sunday were Black and 23.6 percent were Latino. drives, Scott signed a law requiring groups registering voters to pre-register with the state and turn in voter registration forms within 48 hours of collection. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle ruled on a lawsuit that challenged those provisions by the League of Women Voters of Florida, Rock the Vote and Florida Public Interest Research Group Educational Fund. The groups said such requirements infringed on their constitutional rights of free speech and

association. Judge Hinkle dismissed the state’s assertion that no constitutional rights were being violated. “The assertion that the challenged provisions implicate decision. “The plaintiffs wish to speak, encouraging others to register to votes, and some of the challenged provisions – for example, the requirement to disclose in advance the identity of an employee or volunteer who will do nothing more than speak – regulate pure speech. This is core First Amendment activity. “Further, the plaintiff’s wish to speak and act collectively with others, implicating the First Amendment right to association. More importantly, the plaintiffs wish to assist others with the process of registering and thus, in due course, voting. Voting is a right protected by several constitutional provisions; state election codes thus are subject to

ruling and the Justice Department’s intervention. George E. Curry is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA) and editorial director of Heart & Soul magazine. Curry can be reached through his Web site, www.georgecurry.com.

The Minimum Wage: 100 Years Later Christine Owens

June marks the 100th

minimum wage law passed in the United States. And, while there is nothing new about lowwage work, we should take this occasion to recognize an even more dispiriting fact about the low-wage workforce: It could have been a thing of the past. established on June 4, 1912 in Massachusetts. More than a dozen states would follow over the subsequent 10 years, and by 1933 the new U.S. Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins, wrote an essay to make the case for a federal minimum wage. Reading Perkins’ essay today reminds us of the potential that minimum wage laws hold for shaping a fair and productive economy. At the time of her writing, the nation was in the midst of the Great Depression, and Perkins feared the destructive operators attempting to gain an unfair advantage over their competitors by selling cheaper products made possible by rock-bottom labor costs. These low-wage sweatshop operators were, in other words, cheaters. They offered cheaper products by taking advantage of workers who, in a period of record unemployment, had no choice but to accept whatever job they could get – in some cases, earning only 3.5 cents per hour. The purpose of a minimum wage law was not only to protect workers from abuse by their employers, but to also ensure fair competition by requiring that all businesses play by the same rules.

several decades of congressional stewardship maintaining a strong minimum wage, the real value of the minimum wage was allowed to plummet over the last four decades. As a result, the minimum wage peaked in 1968, and has since trailed behind the rising cost of living. In fact, the minimum wage would be well over $10 today if it had simply kept pace $15,000 a year. The problems associated with low wages are no longer just an emerging threat, as Perkins once feared, but have instead problems still persist. Low-wage industries are now among the economy’s fastest-growing sectors, and some of the lowest paid occupations are expected to create the largest numbers of new jobs over the next several years. For many employers low wages are part and parcel of a robust growth strategy. As of last year, no fewer than 35 of the nation’s 50 largest low-wage levels. Meanwhile, the vast majority of businesses in the U.S. have yet to recover from the recession, particularly small businesses. A Gallup poll from earlier this year revealed that fully 85 percent of small businesses still have no intention of hiring or expanding their business because demand remains so weak. recession, and workers’ wages are actually declining rather than rebounding. From March 2011 to March 2012, real

average hourly earnings fell 0.6 percent for all private sector workers and declined by a full 1 percent for nonsupervisory and production workers. Perhaps the saddest fact is that the low-wage workforce has If Perkins were alive today, she would only need one look at our outdated minimum wage law to know that our economy has become an anticompetitive environment where low-road employers can thrive at the expense of both other employers and workers. passed, low-wage industries once again threaten to impoverish America’s workforce and derail the entrepreneurial ambitions of small business owners. And the American people have noticed. According to a recent poll, more than two-thirds of Americans support raising the minimum wage to over $10 per hour. This support is behind a proposal by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) that would raise the minimum wage to $9.80 an (currently at $2.13 an hour), and provide for annual cost of living adjustments for both. There was nothing inevitable about the low-wage economy tell us, however, is that unless we seriously acknowledge our responsibility to maintain the value of the minimum wage, we have little reason to expect anything different in the century ahead. Christine Owens is executive director of the National Employment Law Project. A version of this op-ed appeared in The Hill.

Letter to the Editor Letter to the editor reply to: “While Federal Court Legalizes Some Same Sex Marriages, Maryland Voters Move Closer to Referendum to Block Law Making Homosexual and Heterosexual Unions Equal” by Talib I. Karim and Brian Jones Submitted to the Afro-American Newspaper on 6/11/12 Same Sex Marriage: Another View By Rebecca Murphy

We stand with Michelle Obama who said: “In a country where we teach our children that everyone is equal under the law, discriminating against same-sex couples just isn’t right. It’s as

Rebecca Murphy rebuts a recent opinion article by Talib I. Karim and Brian Jones in the AFRO. Although some commentators, such as Mr. Karim, would have you believe otherwise, African Americans don’t speak with one voice on whether to grant the freedom to marry to same-sex couples. It’s not about who you sleep with. It’s about protecting families that already exist in our communities. Black same-sex couples share the same values—like love, commitment, and strong families—as every other black family. They should have the opportunity get a marriage license. Most black people know someone who is gay. We cannot pretend that there are no gay, lesbian or bisexual parents in the black community raising children. The truth is that it endangers children in our community to discriminate against their families by denying the legal protections of marriage to their parents. As African Americans, we know that discrimination is wrong and that it damages us all when we exclude any group of Americans from equal protection under the law. That’s why the Maryland Black Family Alliance stands with President Barack Obama, singer and songwriter

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Jay-Z and former Secretary of State Colin Powell, to name a few, in support of all our families. Our President said, “I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together … I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and

And we are not alone: A new poll of Maryland voters shows that growth in African American support for marriage equality is helping to create a huge public opinion swing in favor of legal protections for all families in Maryland. would vote in favor of The Civil Marriage Protection Act if it is on the ballot in November,

faced squarely with the question of whether all Maryland families should be treated as equals, not in the church house, but in the State House – we stand on the side of justice for all families. Ms. Murphy is a board member of the Maryland Black Family Alliance and can be reached at rmurphyjones66@yahoo.com

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The Afro-American, June 16, 2012 - June 22, 2012

Students Rally to Oppose Doubling of Student Loan Interest Rates need private loans as well as Stafford loans and, honestly, the Stafford loan and any of those If the interest rates double, most students will owe $1,000 more each year.

In a study, the Center for American Progress found that, since the recession, the total amount of student loans has risen 8 percent per year on average at the same time that mortgage and credit card debt have declined. Economic experts fear that with the increase in federal loan interest rates many students will turn to risky private lenders who will market very low introductory interest rates to students

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College students from across the country rallied at the Capitol on July 6 to lobby members of Congress, asking them not to double interest rates for student loans on July 1. About 200 students made the point that national student debt totals $1 trillion. By Kathryn Kenny SHF Wire

Capitol attended by hundreds of college students from across the country to mark Student Debt Day. Students lobbied members of Congress to ask them to prevent the interest rate from increasing. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said at the rally as he pointed to the students behind him.

Republicans have proposed eliminating a preventive health-care program. “It’s because they want to defeat President Obama that they are playing this game with

Michele Miliante, 21, estimates that by the time she graduates from college she will have more than $150,000 in student loan debt. Miliante, of Brooklyn, N.Y., a junior at George Washington University, is among the 7.4 million college students across the country who have amassed $1 trillion in debt. If that isn’t enough, students now face the possibility that interest rates on federal loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent for the 2012-2013 academic year. Congress has until July 1 to decide about interest rates on the subsidized Stafford loan, a

Democrats and Republicans, not enough senators voted to begin debate. of their degrees.

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Photos by Rob Roberts The AFRO-American Newspapers, the longest-running African-American family-owned newspaper in the nation, celebrated its 120th birthday with a sizzling, high spirited, high energy Community Partners luncheon last week at the Carolina Kitchen Restaurant in Hyattsville, Md. Over 200 staff, friends and supporters came out to toast the AFRO and to acknowledge seven organizations that have long supported our community and business initiatives. Community Partners who were recognized included: Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; WHUR FM Radio; Jack H. Olender, Esq., Olender & Associates; Joint Base MyerHenderson Hall Gospel Service; Zeta Chi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Capital City Links and Peoples Congregational Church. Hats off to program participants; Renee Allen, singing “Lift Every Voice”; Min. Frenchettia Payne, giving the Invocation Herbert Quarles blessing the meal and a melody of smooth accepting award jazz by high school student, Ian McDaniel. on behalf Peoples Congregational The current management represents the 4th Church generation of leadership for the company and they are very excited as they continue to grow and expand this 120-year-old media company. The Murphy Family and staff of the AFRO-American Newspapers extends a BIG THANK YOU to all! Diane

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Faith Pulse TBN’s Church Channel Network Offers Worship and Ministry Programs 24-7 What if there was a special television channel that carried all the best church and ministry programs featuring the most respected Christian leaders? And what if that channel was available around the clock to comfort, inspire, and challenge viewers any time day or night? The good news is that such a channel exists here and now. Launched in 2002 by the Trinity Broadcasting Network, the Church Channel is opening the door to worship for viewers all over the world, helping them connect to a vital and lifechanging faith in God. Dr. Paul Crouch, TBN’s founder and President, recalled that several years ago he began to see an increasing number

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Florida Avenue Baptist Church to Host Community Day Open House

audiences. “At the same time our research was showing that church and worship services were among the most popular religious programs on television,” he said in a statement. “’Why not have a channel featuring these services all the time?’ I thought.” Dr. Crouch said it was also becoming increasingly apparent that fewer families were going to church on a regular basis, and so were getting less spiritual input in their lives. That cultural on the changing face of religion in America, who noted that even as a majority of Americans retain a strong belief in God and express a desire to connect to church and a lifestyle of worship, at least one-third of Americans do not attend church on a regular basis. The TBN team put two obvious elements together to launch the Church Channel. “On the one hand, we recognized that there was a segment of viewers who wanted to connect to faith in God and experience the blessings of a vibrant church community,” Dr. Crouch said in a statement. “On the other hand we knew that there was a host of dynamic churches and ministries producing top quality programs geared for just this audience. Through the Church Channel we’re able to use these ministry resources as an avenue to help viewers cultivate relevant, meaningful worship in their daily lives.” Christian speakers from a wide variety of denominations and worship styles, including T.D. Jakes, David Jeremiah, Joyce Meyer, Charles Stanley, John Hagee, Billy Graham, and many more -- both past and present. Matt Crouch, TBN’s Vice President for Administration, noted that the Church Channel is the only network dedicated to broadcasting church services and ministry programs 24 hours a day. “And because there is such a diverse range of worship styles and churches that viewers relate to, we include as many of those styles as possible into the Church Channel’s daily He added that the ministry philosophy behind the Church Channel goes to the very heart of TBN’s mission to provide dynamic, life-changing programming for every viewer demographic. “Knowing that there is a network available that will allow anyone to be blessed, inspired, challenged, and changed for eternity -- 24 hours a day -- is a great feeling,” he said. “That’s been our commitment at TBN for 40 years, and our focus for the future.” For more information, or to view the Church Channel live, visit www.churchchannel.tv.

As a part of its ongoing 100th Anniversary celebration, the Florida Avenue Baptist Church is hosting a Community Day Open House on June 16 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Music, games, free food and tours will take place in the 600 block of U Street, N.W., inside and around Florida Avenue Baptist Church (FABC). Inside activities include tours of the church’s rooftop solar panels, and information about FABC’s community involvement in social and environmental green ministries. Outside activities include children’s games, family retro board games, a Moon Bounce, basketball hoops, a DJ, karaoke, and music performances by FABC’s Adoration Choir and the Youth Choir. Community organizations will also be on hand to provide information about their program and services. Florida Avenue Baptist Church is located at 623 Florida Ave., N.W. Washington, DC. 20001. Admission is free! For more information call 202-667-3409 or go to http://

ChristianityToday.com Launches New Site Design Christian Newswire ministry recently debuted the new design of ChristianityToday.com, the website for Christianity Today magazine, with new features and a clean, fresh look. The new website boasts a simpler layout, subscriberonly content, minute-to-minute news updates from around the web, and topically categorized content ranging from hot button subjects like Mitt Romney and same-sex marriage to timeless ones like fatherhood and prayer. “A makeover for our website has been long overdue, and we couldn’t be happier about the changes,” publisher Terumi Echols said in a statement. “ChristianityToday. com will be an easy-to-use and excellent source for Biblical perspective on the news and cultural events shaping the Church and the world, plus an endless resource for researching a number of topics.” Christianity Today hopes the changes will be refreshing and helpful for faithful readers as well as inviting to new users. The website has been organized into four Theology + Spirituality -- Commentary from leading Christian thinkers on religion and ethics.

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The Afro-American, June 16, 2012 - June 22, 2012

Obituaries James I. King Sr., 73

Frances L. Powell, 75

Government Printing Office employee

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James I. King Sr, departed this life peacefully on March 20, 2012, at his home in Washington D.C. under VI¬TAS Innovative Hospice Care following a lingering illness. He did not want to leave us until we gave him the assurance that God would bring us through until we meet one day on that beautiful shore.

employee, James received numerous awards and recognition as a valued employee. Upon his retirement, he joined the Columbia Center Bowers, where he remained faithful until his health began to fail. James joined Union Wesley AME Zion Church under the pastorate of the late Dr. George Lincoln Smith. ten children, born on He became an active July 25, 1938, to the and faithful member of late Charlie and Bettie the Male Chorus and Archibald King. Five Usher Board. siblings have preceded He is survived him in death. by his devoted wife James received his of over 48 years, Elve Cox JAMES I. KING SR. formal education at Rawlins King; son, James Jr. (Pia Lipscomb) of Washing¬ton, D.C.; sister, Elementary School and Swift Creek High Hazel Gulley (Willie) of Rocky Mount, N.C.; School in Nash County, N.C. He attended three brothers, Charlie King of Washington, New Hope Baptist Church in Battleboro, D.C., Lindsey King of Rocky Mount, N.C. N.C until he moved to Washington, D.C. and Milton R. King (Jannis) of Charlotte, in the early 1960’s. He lived with his uncle N.C.; two aunts, Mrs. Annie Belle Hunt of and aunt, Theodore and Mattie Hines, who Mount Pleasant, MD. and Mrs. Ruby Lucas welcomed him as a son. of Greensboro, N.C.; one godson, Joseph He was employed by the Government Shelton Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews other loving relatives and friends.

Josephine S. Wade, 94 Teacher/School Counselor Josephine Simons Wade, a teacher and school counselor in the Washington, D.C. public school for nearly 40 years, died April 19, at Washington Adventist Hospital. She had been in poor health for several years. She was 94. Josephine Simons, who preferred to be called Jo, was born in Columbia, S.C., in 1917. Her father, a native of Columbia, S.C., left that city to

husband, George Wesley Wade, who had come to Washington from Indiana in order to study dentistry at Howard University under the Army Specialized Training Program. They were mar¬ried in 1946. Dr. Wade preceded her in death in 1982. In Washington, Mrs. Wade taught at Shaw Junior High School and at Roosevelt High School. She was one

American teachers and it was not until two at Roosevelt, after years after her birth the desegregation of that she, her mother, Washington public and a young brother joined him schools follow¬ing the JOSEPHINE S. WADE in Washington. Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown Mrs. Wade attended public school in vs. Board of Education decision. She was also Washington, graduating from Dunbar High a summer school principal. Mrs. Wade was School in 1933 and from Miner Teachers a counselor at Spingarn Senior High School College in 1937. She took graduate courses until her retirement in 1986. at Howard University and in 1951, earned a She was a member of the Alpha Kappa master’s degree in counseling from New York Alpha Sorority, Inc. and an active member of the Washington Teachers Union. She was a Wade taught for two years in Clinton, S.C. docent at the Smithsonian Institute’s Field to at the same school in which an aunt and her Factory Exhibit. grandmother had taught. Mrs. Wade is survived by a daughter, She returned to Washington in 1939 and Phyllis Wade Albro, of Rochester, N.Y., two grandchildren, three great grandchildren, before becoming a teacher in the Baltimore a sister, Phyllis Ferguson, of Seattle, Washington, three brothers, William Simons, of Washing¬ton, D.C., Kemble Simons of District of Columbia. Cincinnati, Ohio and Mills Simons of Tacoma During World War II, she met her Park, Maryland.

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Frances LaJune month playing bridge Powell was born with her social bridge October 15, 1936, in club, SABRICLU. Washington, D.C. She As a member of the was the only child of Washington Bridge the late Jack McCall Unit, she attended and Louise Johnson bridge tournaments Criswell. Frances throughout the country attended school in and attained the level Washington, D.C. of Silver Diamond. She graduating from the was also a member of distinguished Dunbar Alpha Kappa Alpha High School in 1954. Sorority, and many In 1958, she received other professional her degree from D.C. organizations. She was Teachers College. She also a member of the would later receive Peoples Community a master’s of Arts Baptist Church in Silver in World History Spring, Md. from Georgetown Frances was an University and a easy going person who Ph.D. from Catholic University FRANCES L. POWELL enjoyed many friendships. Her of America in American and colleagues and friends held her European History. in high esteem. She always had a smile and Frances embarked upon a successful never had an unkind word about anyone. She career, as a teacher and Curriculum Director enjoyed entertaining friends and family in her for Social Studies, with the D.C . Public home and was devoted to her two children. School System. She retired from the school Her love journey took an eternal focus system in 1991 and promptly entered a on the evening of February 14, 2012 at career of higher education as a professor Riderwood Retirement Village in Silver at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park Spring, Md. Those who shared that love are Campus in 1992. She held that position until her daughter, Stacie Powell-Onwuka, son, she retired in 2006. She was a much loved David Johnson, of Silver Spring, Md., her professor and her classes were always full. She was an avid bridge player and for over devoted friend, Donald Raphael and many other relatives and friends. 40 years, spent the third Saturday of every

Lucille N. Polk, 93

Legal Division of the U.S. Office of Price Administration Lucille Norman Polk was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 20, 1919. Her parents were Thomas Joseph Norman and Gladys Frazer Norman. She grew up in the Roxsbury neighborhood of Boston and graduated from Girls High School. Her teachers recognized early her special talent for composing poetry and performing theatrical readings. An excellent student, she was

expansion of program offerings in 55 schools, the modernization of classrooms from

machines, and job placement of students in cooperative education programs. She also initiated a volunteer Saturday program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for training 25 students per semester in computer operations and literacy. Lucille retired in 1976 after 33 years of service. In 1959, she received the Agnes students to attend and Eugene Meyer the University of Fellowship for study Massachusetts at Boston and and travel in Europe. And in LUCILLE N. POLK graduated with a B.A. degree 1963, she was awarded the in Business Management in 1940 and an John Hay-Ford Foundation Fellowship for M.E.d. degree in 1941. She pursued poststudy in the humanities at Williams College graduate studies at Boston University, the in Williamstown, Massachusetts. In 1971, University of California at Los Angeles, she was a guest lecturer at the College of Catholic University and George Washington Arts and Sciences, Kingston, Jamaica and University. throughout her career was a featured speaker In 1941, Lucille moved to Washington, at many national professional conferences. D. C. where she was employed in the She published many articles in professional journals and continued her studies at New Administration. In 1942, she became a York University, the University of Maryland teacher of business education at Dunbar and Utah State University. High School. She also taught at Francis After her retirement from the D. C. Public Junior High (1946-1948), returning to Schools, Lucille began a new career with Dunbar in 1948. At Dunbar, she organized the University of the District of Columbia as a chapter of the Future Business Leaders of Assistant Dean for Business and Community America, which later grew to 6000 chapters Services in the College of Business and nationwide, and sponsored FBLA students in Public Management. At UDC, she served national contests and conferences. She also as coordinator for Business Alumni Affairs, was the Yearbook Advisor for several years. liaison with the Board of Councillors, and Many Dunbar students went on to become director of off-campus Upward Mobility degree programs at seven U.S. government around the country. agencies. Lucille was a member of many civic and In 1958, Lucille was offered the social organizations. She received the Gold opportunity to appear weekly on a groundKey for academic excellence from Delta breaking educational television program, Sigma Theta Sorority. She was a member “Classroom Nine”, on Channel 9 – WTOP(and past President) of Alpha Phi Alpha TV. For two years, she taught Gregg Wives of Washington and Jack and Jill of shorthand every Saturday morning on America. Her social clubs included the 3 the show, with more than 1200 registered students in four states and a viewing audience M’s, the 12 G’s, Today’s Dames, Just Us, and the Friends. She was an active member of the of over 15,000, including the wives of many St. Cecilia and St. Martha’s Guilds of Calvary national and local leaders who wrote fan Episcopal Church. letters to the station. (See Washington AfroIn 1944, Lucille married Odell Daniel American, September 20, 1958) Polk, formerly of Center Point, Arkansas. In 1960, she was appointed Assistant The couple, who were married 60 years, Principal of Shaw Junior High and in enjoyed many trips together throughout the 1961, Assistant Principal of Cardozo world. She is survived by her son, Norman Senior High School. (Washington Post O. Polk, M.D., a radiologist residing in story, July 19, 1961). In 1963, Lucille Honolulu, Hawaii and daughter, Loretta Polk, became Supervising Director of Business an attorney residing in Washington, D. C.; and Distributive Education for the D. C. brother, Thomas A. Norman of Chevy Chase, Public Schools. During her tenure as head of business education, she directed the great grandchildren.


Ads for unhealthy foods to disappear from Disney programming By Kathryn Kenny SHF Wire

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First lady Michelle Obama spoke about the importance of healthy food choices June 5, as she announced a partnership with Disney to eliminate ads for unhealthy foods from commercials on all Disney programming.


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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM472 Moretha C. Lancaster Decedent Tammy L. Wilson Esq. Waldman & Diamond CHTD Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Charlynn B. Lancaster, whose address is 604 Buchanan Street, NE Washington DC 20017 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Moretha C. Lancaster, who died on June 3, 2011 without a Will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (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 December 1, 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 December 1, 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: June 1, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Charlynn B. Lancaster Personal Representative 202-635-1691 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER WILLS TYPESET:OFTue Jun 12 6/1, 6/8, 6/15

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM462 Aurelia C. Jones Decedent Laura Newland AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly 601 E Street NW Washington DC 20049 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS James Brantley, whose address is 3312 19th Street NW Washington DC 20010 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Aurelia C. Jones, who died on March 13,, 2000 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 December 1, 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 December 1, 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: June 1, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter James Brantley Personal Representative 202-258-6355 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 6/1, 6/8, 6/15

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM468 Spright D. Lamar Jr. Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Karen Summers, whose address is 705 4th Street NW Apt 310 Washington DC 20001, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Spright D. Lamar, Jr., who died on July 28, 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 December 1, 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 December 1, 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: June 1, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Karen Summers Personal Representative 202-450-5203 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET:OFTue Jun 12 REGISTER WILLS 6/8, 6/15 09:56:54 EDT6/1, 2012

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM256 Robert Dixon Decedent Peter N. Mann Esq 1350 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 202 Washington DC 20036 202-387-3547 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Ann Dixon, whose address is 1632 Newton Street NW Washington DC 20010 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Robert Dixon, who died on September 24, 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 December 1, 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 December 1, 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: June 1, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ann Dixon Personal Representative 202-882-6565 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 6/1, 6/8, 6/15

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM323 Toney Marie Voss aka Toney Voss Decedent Tina Smith Nelson Legal Counsel for the Elderly 601 E Street NW Washington DC 20049 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Juanita A. Howard, whose address is 3731 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington DC 20012 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Lila Saunders aka Lila L. Saunders, who died on January 5, 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 (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 December 1. 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 December 1, 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: June 1, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Juanita A. Howard Personal 09:59:05 EDT 2012 Representative TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Tue Jun 12 REGISTER OF WILLS 6/1, 6/8, 6/15

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 00004513-12 IN RE: Emanuel Pinkney Jr. Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME Emanuel Pinkney Jr. having filed a complaint for judgment changing Emanuel Pinkney Jr. name to Ubadah Abdullah Ad-Dawudi 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 25th day of May 2012. ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 25th day of June 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: 6/15, 6/22, 6/29

The CLRP shows the road, bridge, high-occupancy vehicle (HOV), transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects funded through the year 2040. The six-year TIP includes all projects, programs, and strategies that state and local transportation agencies plan to implement between 2013 and 2018. The TIP comment process is being used to obtain comments on the region´s program of projects that are funded by the Federal Transit Administration (including projects funded by the Urbanized Area Formula Program) and the Federal Highway Administration. The air quality conformity analysis assesses the plan amendments and program with respect to the air quality requirements under the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. Members of the public are invited to submit comments on the draft documents on-line at www. mwcog.org/tpbpubliccomment/. Written comments can also be mailed to TPB Chairman Todd Turner, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), 777 N. Capitol St. NE, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20002. For additional information or for special assistance, please call (202) 962-3311 or (202) 962-3213 (TDD).

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Caroline Graham, whose address is 3717 22nd Street NE, Washington DC 20018 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Toney Marie Voss aka Toney Voss, who died on September 10, 2003 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 December 1. 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 December 1, 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. 09:57:56 EDT 2012 Date of Publication: June 1, 2012 TYPESET: Tue Jun 12 09:50:54 EDT 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY Reporter Caroline Graham REQUEST FOR BIDS Personal INVITATION NO. 120120 Representative BLUE PLAINS - WAREHOUSE AND VISITOR SECURITY BUILDING 202-526-2306 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue Jun 12 09:59:54 EDTof2012 The District Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is soliciting 6/1, 6/8, 6/15

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Burnell E. Holland, Jr. and Marilyn L. Holland, whose address is 12905 Cloverly Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Angela A. Holland, who died on April 28, 2012 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs a n d h e i r s w h o s e whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before December 8, 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 December 8, 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: June 8, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Burnell E. Holland Marilyn L. Holland Personal Representative 301-249-7367 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Jun 12 REGISTER OFTue WILLS 6/8, 6/15, 6/22

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) will initiate a 30-day public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to the Constrained Long-Range Plan (CLRP) and amendments to the FY2013-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), including an air quality conformity analysis, on June 14, 2012 at the TPB Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting. The CAC meets from 6 pm to 8 pm in the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) first floor conference center, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC 20002. These documents are scheduled to be approved at the July 18, 2012 TPB meeting. This public comment period will extend through 6 pm Saturday July 14, 2012. Members of the public are invited to review these draft documents on the COG website, www.mwcog.org/ transportation/. These materials may also be reviewed at COG.

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2012FEP45 Date of Death April 23, 2011 James John Childs Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Saundra Clevert Childs whose address is 10605 Harran Court, Upper Marlboro MD 20774 was appointed personal representative of the estate of James John Childs, deceased, by the Orphans Court, Court for Prince George’s County, State of Maryland on June 17, 2011. Service of process may be made upon Wesley L. Clarke, 1629 K Street Suite 300, Washington DC 20006 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: 1732 1st Street NW Washington DC Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 500 Ind i a n a A v e n u e , N . W. , Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. (Strike preceding sentence if no real estate.) Saundra Clevert Childs Personal Representative 301-499-4676 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: June 1, 2012 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Washington Afro-American 6/1, 6/8, 6/15

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