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Poll: Romney Has Zero Black Support By Yolanda Woodlee Special to the AFRO

In an effort to showcase African Americans in the Republican Party and attempt to appeal to Black voters, the GOP trotted out a lineup of Black speakers at the Republican National Convention, including

former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Mia Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and a candidate for the House of Representatives; and Artur Davis, the newly converted Republican who has drawn the ire of many Blacks on Capitol Hill. The Black speakers took to the podium as news

circulated that a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has miniscule support among Blacks. The poll put Obama’s lead over Romney among Black voters at 94 percent to zero percent. Despite having a smattering of Blacks in his corner, the poll results Continued on A4

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One rainy Tuesday night on Capitol Hill, inside the Rayburn House Office Building that was largely vacant due to Congress’ August recess, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), was busy. The issue is jobs, she said on the eve of her Aug. 22 employment fair. Earlier her office had

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that, in some parts of the city, is close to 25 percent at a time when the city is teeming with construction fueled by federal funds earmarked to stimulate economic development. “It is unacceptable for D.C. residents and small businesses to be sitting on the sidelines as federal dollars Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton meant to provide Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) jobs flow to views federal construction projects construction like the new African American projects in their Museum as key to ending the city’s home town,” her high unemployment rate. statement said.

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About 35,000 “fired up” Americans are expected to converge on Charlotte, N.C. the Democratic National Convention, Sept. 3-6 as the party seeks to hold on to the White House and regain control of Congress. The massive undertaking, which happens every four years during a presidential election year, is not merely to officially nominate President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as the Democratic nominees for president and vice president, but to energize party faithful to make a final push toward winning the presidency in November. “There is a tremendous excitement being generated, not only by the people at the convention but [also] by the people who tune in [online and by television] that we are renominating Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings, a delegate from Maryland. He added, “Not only will it be exciting to African Americans [to re-nominate the country’s first Black president], but to other people, because it shows what we’ve become as a nation.” But in addition to demonstrating the racial progress that Obama represents, the convention will seek to show how his administration has helped and will help the nation moving forward. “It gives us an opportunity to show the clear distinction between the path the Republicans want to take the country in and the direction we (Democrats) want to take,” Cummings said. To that end, speakers in day two and three of the convention

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released a statement that underscored her impatience with an unemployment rate

The gathering, which went on until nearly 10 p.m., was an effort by Norton to bring small business owners and would-be workers together with government officials and contractors ’s response to efforts led by anti-joblessness advocate Rev. George Gilbert Jr. and his group, D.C. Jobs or Else, to reduce an unemployment rate that is one of the highest in the nation. With construction underway for projects that include the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Norton and Gilbert’s goals are clear: Make sure D.C. residents and small business owners share in the restructuring of the city’s skyline. “We are interested in finding ways to get our

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Former AFRO editor and reporter Janice Brown passed away from lung cancer on Aug. 20 at Washington Hospital Center. Brown, described by AFRO publisher Jake Oliver as a “ball of energy” touched the lives of whoever she met according to her friends. Longtime colleague, Carl “Doc” DeShazior met Brown in 1987 when they worked at WUST 1120 AM in Washington. He said you’ll never meet anyone who loved life more than Brown. “[She was] the most joyful person you ever want to meet in your entire life,” DeShazior said. “It seemed like she never had a worry in the world.” Brown began her

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Janice Brown broadcast career with WUST on the station’s morning drive show with Lou Hankins. She was his sidekick, adding bringing traffic reports and levity to the broadcast. She would once again hook up with Hankins at WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington, D.C.

where she created her most recognizable work. However, despite her accomplishments as a journalist, Brown’s friends describe her passion as being a jazz singer. Brown was a regular at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival where she was once again scheduled to perform in 2012. Brown’s resume also includes performances at the East Coast Jazz Festival, Takoma Park Jazz Festival, Columbia Station, and Washington City Club. Brown also frequently performed at Vicino’s in Silver Spring, Md., where she last performed this past June. DeShazior said songs from Brown’s album, Two Shades of Brown, would get airplay at WPFW and the station would get calls from around the world from people raving Continued on A3

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Hampton Univ. Students Question Continued Ban on Dreadlocks, Cornrows in MBA Program

As the semester gets underway for students at Hampton University, students are once again questioning the controversial ban on cornrows and dreadlocks by administrators in the university’s five-year Master of Business Administration program. Men enrolled in the university’s program are barred from wearing cornrows or dreadlocks in the program’s seminar classes. The program’s dean, Sid Credle, said he stands behind the ban. In a statement Credle said, “If you’re going to play baseball, you wear baseball uniforms. If you’re going to play tennis, you wear tennis uniforms.” He noted several African-American legends such as Charles Drew, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King did not wear dreadlocks or cornrows. The ban has been in place at the university for more than 10 years.

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“These students choose to be in this program and aspire to be leaders in the business world. We model these students after the top African-Americans in the business world,” Hampton spokeswoman Naima Ford told Hampton Roads, Va. ABC affiliate WVEC. In an e-mail statement to the AFRO, university spokeswoman Yuri Rodgers Milligan said the policy on hairstyles applied only to students in a particular one-hour seminar class which is part of one of eight programs in Hampton’s school of business. The policy for conservative business attire and hairstyles is for a select group of male students enrolled in a seminar class in the five-year MBA program,” the statement read. “Students in the five-year MBA program have a choice between the seminar and another course that does not share the conservative business attire and hairstyle policy.” In more recent years, natural hair including twist, dreadlocks and afros have become increasingly common in mainstream and corporate society in America. There has been a grassroots movement by African American women to return to the natural state of their hair, largely for health concerns such as alopecia-baldness caused from weaves and extensions--and chemical burns from relaxers.

Memphis Woman Arrested for Beating Coach with Bat Following Son’s Claim of Abuse

A Memphis, Tenn., mother of two has been charged with aggravated assault after beating a coach she accused of molesting her sons and other players. Lakeshia Richmond said her 8-year-old son told her that Tom Massey, her sons’ little league football coach, had inappropriately touched him and other players. “I asked them ‘Did he touch you bad, did he touch you down there?’ and my little boy said ‘yes’,” Richmond told Memphis CBS affiliate WREG, “and I said ‘was it just you?’ and he said ‘no, it was some more kids.’” Though she reported the matter to the police, Richmond got to Massey first when she saw him walking alone on the street. “When I see him, I see my kids being hurt and that’s all I see,” she said. Richmond claimed that she went to her car trunk, retrieved a baseball bat and proceeded to beat Massey. “During the beating he was saying he didn’t do it and that he was sorry,” said Richmond. “If you didn’t do it then why are

you saying you’re sorry? What are you sorry for?” According to reports, search warrants of Massey’s apartment failed to yield any evidence of Richmond’s claim, but police said an investigation is ongoing. According to reports, Massey remains in critical condition. Richmond will next appear in court on Aug. 27.

Tito’s Son Given Guardianship of Michael Jackson’s Children

Michael Jackson’s nephew was granted co-guardianship over the late pop icon’s children by a Los Angeles Judge on Aug. 22. According to the Associated Press, L.A. Superior Court Judge AP Mitchell Beckloff named Tito Tito Jackson Jr. Jackson’s son, T.J. Jackson, as guardian of Jackson’s three children, Prince Jackson, Prince Michael II “Blanket” Jackson and Paris Jackson. The 34-year-old T.J. Jackson was granted temporary custody on July 25 after concerns arose about the health and wellbeing of the Jackson family matriarch, 82-year-old Katherine Jackson, following a trip to Arizona. “I’ve never heard my grandmother talk like that,” T.J. Jackson reported said at a court appearance after speaking with Katherine Jackson over the phone. “She wasn’t sharp. The pauses, choice of vocabulary… she has not used certain phrases like that before.” According to TMZ, sources said that the Jackson family believed Katherine Jackson had been drugged and she wanted the security team placed in charge of the three children replaced with Janet Jackson’s security team. On that day, Beckloff approved T.J. Jackson’s petition as he reportedly said that Katherine Jackson may be “prevented from acting as a guardian because of the acts of third parties.” Earlier this month, Katherine Jackson was reinstated as the guardian of the kids, but T.J. Jackson submitted an application to become co-guardian, leading to the Aug. 22 hearing. According to reports, Katherine Jackson was not expected to contest co-guardianship with her grandson. T.J. Jackson, along with his brothers Taj and Taryll, have performed as the R&B group 3T since 1995. They are the sons of Tito Jackson, the oldest of the Jackson brothers, and his late ex-wife, Delores “Dee Dee” Martes.


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NAACP Presence to be Felt at Both Major Party Conventions By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO NAACP officials said Aug. 27 they will be a presence at both the Republican and Democratic presidential nominating conventions to encourage candidates to address issues important to the Black and civil rights communities. “The real debate and critique of each of these conventions is not [over]

short shrift by the thousands of candidates running for offices across the country. “Many Americans complain that presidential campaign coverage has become sound bytes over substance. For Black America it has become silence over substance, as we face some of the largest challenges in modern times, but with very little public discourse,” said NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous.

rights leaders said. Since the 2010 elections ushered in a rash of conservative governors and lawmakers in state legislatures and in Congress, 33 states have passed voter ID laws—and an amendment to the Republican Party’s platform supports those laws. Some state measures have cut back on sameday registration and early and weekend voting. Other measures have made it

said. “We are in the face of the most aggressive onslaught against voting rights,” Barber said, adding “We’ve seen backlash like this before—we saw it after the Civil War, we saw it after the passage of the Voting Rights Act and we saw it after the election of this nation’s first Black president. Whenever the Black electorate has expanded… we have seen this backlash follow.”

“We are concerned that we are rapidly approaching a time when the Republican Party has no space for civil rights.” – Benjamin Jealous

the balloons and lights and canned speeches, but [about] which platform presents a vision of our country… that allows us to live out the promises of our democracy,” said Rev. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP State Conference and a national board member. So far, the 2012 presidential campaign has seen a “crisis of silence,” officials said during the press briefing on Monday, as concerns such as voter suppression, criminal justice reform, immigration reform and ending predatory lending practices have been given

That silence has been most deafening within the Republican Party, Jealous and others said. The number of NAACP allies within the GOP has shrunk dramatically in the last couple of years. And Jealous said they expect that far fewer persons will be willing to meet with them at the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., this week than ever before. “We are concerned that we are rapidly approaching a time when the Republican Party has no space for civil rights,” Jealous said. And, the GOP-led assault against voting rights seems to support that fear, the civil

Retired AFRO Librarian Laura Mackay Phillips, whose rich knowledge of Baltimore and its residents proved invaluable to the development of the newspaper’s library, passed away Aug. 25 at Seasons Hospice in Sinai Hospital. She died after a brief illness, her daughter Sheila at her side. She was 92. In 1966, she was asked to come temporarily and straighten out files that were used extensively by editorial staff in researching and writing articles. Her uncanny ability to take a few facts and then produce historical records from the files was legendary. Over the course of 18 years, Mrs. Phillips had chronicled, cross-referenced, and organized thousands of Laura Mackay Phillips documents, microfiche, and newspaper bound volumes that today are known as the AFRO Archives. AFRO Archivist John B. Gartrell commenting on her passing noted, “A great deal of care was given preserving these records and if it had not been for people like Mrs. Phillips, we would not have a true sense of how extensive the AFRO history really is.”

MLK Memorial Turns One

sport-utility vehicle sought in By Alan King connection with the murder of AFRO Staff Writer Hudson’s mother brother. It is emerges from the “Stone of Hope” andand stands The of white, 1994 Chevrolet Jennifer Hudson and other strong and tall against the backdrop the National Suburban with relatives identified Mall,positively a memorial to a man who gave his lifeIllinois in the license quest for equality. A year after the granite memorial honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was unveiled, an estimated 2 million people have viewed it. Travelers visit regularly from all areas of the world. There have been reunions, proposals, prayer vigils and gospel concerts at the site. Most visitors marvel at the majesty of the $120 million memorial, but there have been complaints about the severity of King’s expression and the inaccuracy of the wording carved into the statue. The wording is derived from King’s “Drum Major Instinct” sermon, which was delivered in February 1968, less than two months before he was assassinated. “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness,” the statue says. King’s actual words were: “If you want to say that Courtesy Photos I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I waswho was killed, as well as her brother, Jason. a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.” plate the bodyAuthorities of her 7-year-old said they expect theX584859 wordingwas to befound on Chicago’s West Side after nephew Monday, changed laterjust thishours year to accurately represent King’s police received a 7 a.m. call afterstatement. his body was found in a

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Site of the RNC in Tampa. difficult to conduct voter registration drives and, in the case of Florida, stripped from convicted felons the recently restored right to vote. All of those policies disproportionately impact the poor, Blacks and other minority voters in ways that undermine their right to vote, the NAACP representatives

Jealous said there were two “bright spots” on the Republican landscape with regards to voting rights. Governors Bob McConnell of Virginia and Rick Snyder of Michigan, after meeting with the NAACP to hear the civil rights group’s concerns, each called on state lawmakers to produce non-restrictive voter

One of ten children born to Mabel Henson Mackay and Otho Mackay in Baltimore, she graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1938 and began her lifelong love of reading and poetry.Married to AFRO photographer I. Henry Phillips for 53 years when he passed in 1993, her greatest joy was caring for and watching her grandchildren and children of family members and friends. She was often heard saying, “I would rather watch ten children than be in the company of one boring adult.” Mrs. Phillips was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church. She was proud of the fact that she joined the Blessed Mother Sodality at the age of 18 under the sponsorship of her sister-in-law Mrs. Mary Butler Mackay. The Phillips’ started attending St. Edward’s in 1952 and were faithful members. Laura was a member of the Blessed Mother’s Sodality, Auxiliary of the Knights of Peter Claver, Court 62 and the SEALS (Saint Edward’s Adoring Loving Seniors). She was a duckpin bowler and a member of the 450 Family League and the Tuesday Lafayette Avenue Bowling League. Laura and her husband Henry formed a band of friendship with their neighbors, especially with Moses and Lucille Newson. The two had a special bond of raising their children, attending social affairs, working their vegetable gardens and shopping. The circle included Mrs. Delores Brown in later

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The president the Hurd criminal system.who were doing those things Associated Community said he hopes that augers well “We are convinced without at ACORN’s knowledge or permisOrganization for Reform Now – for the future. the NAACP that we have an sion, were fired. confirms the success of the “Four years agenda transcends “Thethat evidence that haspetty surorganization, thefrom head now, of the we hope when the Republican party politics,” said Hilary faced so far shows they faked group says. platform unveiled to there senior president forms to get paidvice for work they “This is is testimony the work Shelton, iswe’ve a greater for civil of Policy andtoAdvocacy/ didn’t do, not stuff ballot done space and success we’ve boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the rights and thatHurd, the [GOP] Washington Bureau director had,” Maude president of victim of fraud, not the perpetraACORN, in the an interview looks moresaid like party of of the NAACP. “[And] we tor ofask it. candidates, ‘Can with the AFRO. [Abraham] Lincoln and not will Hurd said solutions?’ the only things “When this attack started, we like a modern day creation of we see your so bogus are the charges themhad just announced that we had the ‘tea party,’” he said. that our members and others selves. And factcheck. org registered 1.3 million new votIn the meantime, the around agrees. the country can make ers,” she said. “That’s just to say NAACP will do their best an informed decision on It concluded, “Neither that someone’s running scared tobecause bring visibility to their Election Day.” ACORN nor its employees have of ACORN’s success.” been found guilty of, or even McCain, who is running for president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent votes.” et, lashed out at ACORN in the The problem came about prifinal debate against Barack Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way ACORNyour operates. Rather than on the verge of maybe perpetratyears. Favorite sayings included…”Let conscience be rely on volunteers, paysit,peoing one of theand greatest frauds your guide” “If you areinwhat you own and you itlose then ple, many of them poor or unemvoterare history in this country, what you”. ployed, to sign up new voters. maybe destroying the fabric of She is survived by two daughters, Laura Phillips Byrd The idea was to help both those democracy.” (Eugene, Jr.) and aSheila Phillips Major; two sons,and Irving being registered thoseH. doing Factcheck.org, non-partisan Phillips, Jr. (Clarice) and Martin Mackay Phillips (Pamela). the registration. Web site, found those claims to Seven grandchildren, L. Maud Byrd,explained, Cimmon “We Byrdhave a be “exaggerated,” with Christopher “no eviBurris (Tylanvis), I. H. 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Continued from A1 indicate that Romney has failed to make any significant connection with Black voters. That might prove troubling to him if Black voters come out en masse on Election Day as they did in 2008. “That does not surprise me not one bit when you have a man who is representing a party, the Republican Party, that is trying to destroy the single most important right a citizen has and that is the right to vote,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). He added that Romney’s plan to overturn the Affordable Healthcare Act and his Medicare plan also turn off African American voters. “He has not shown the African American community that he will be about lifting them up,” he said. “It appears that his policies will be regressive.” Love, who has aspirations to become the first Black Republican woman in Congress, rallied the crowd early on opening night. “Mr.

President, I’m here to tell you the American people are awake and we’re not buying what you are selling in 2012,” she said as the audience applauded. A Brooklyn-born first generation Haitian American who, like Romney, is a Mormon, she referred to her cultural heritage, saying her parents came to America with only $10 because they believed in the American Dream. “The American Dream isn’t just my story. It isn’t just your story. It’s our story,” Love said. Davis, the former Alabama Democratic congressmanturned- Republican and a key African -American speaker during prime time of the Republican National Convention Aug. 28, was condemned by some members of the Congressional Black Caucus for “his complete flip flop on certain core principles.” His new support of voter ID laws that tend to hurt minority voters at the polls was called “unconscionable.” It was Davis, the president’s former Alabama

campaign chairman and the person who seconded Obama’s nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, who drew the most criticism for his unexpected role on the GOP’s national stage. Davis lost a bid for governor in Alabama in 2010 and switched to the Republican Party earlier this year. On the day of Davis’ speech, some members of the Congressional Black Caucus released a strongly worded letter accusing the former four-term congressman of switching parties only to further his personal political ambitions. Davis reportedly is considering a bid for a congressional seat in Virginia, where he now resides. “Given the magnitude of your recent transformation, we can only conclude that, rather than a true conversion, your actions are the result of a nakedly personal and political calculation or simmering anguish after failing to secure the Democratic nomination for governor of the State of Alabama in 2010,” the letter signed by 14 members of the

CBC said. The CBC members took particular issue with Davis’ stance that voter ID laws do not violate civil rights or suppress minority voter turnout. As an example, the letter cited that in 2007, Davis had joined then-Senator Obama in calling for the resignation of the Justice Department’s voting rights chief after he claimed that voter ID laws did not hurt minorities. At the time Davis said, “You can’t argue voter ID laws don’t disfranchise African-Americans.” The CBC members also said that Davis had supported the president’s agenda 95 percent of the time, including the Wall Street reform bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. While he did not vote in favor of the total health care reform package, Davis did support expanding Medicaid and giving tax breaks to small businesses that provide health care. The letter said Davis had “hailed President Barack Obama as a ‘beacon of leadership.’”

Davis did not respond publicly to the CBC’s letter, but Politico reported that he said in an email that he and other Black Republicans should not be demonized. “I appreciate that there is sensitivity in the African American community to criticisms of the president and understand why: he is a good man who shattered a signal racial barrier, and the entire community should share that pride,” Davis wrote. “But pride in President Obama should never turn into intolerance for opposing viewpoints or into the demonization of Black Americans like Condi Rice and myself who will be supporting Mitt Romney. Intolerance is ugly in any form, and the 26 CBC members who didn’t sign perhaps recognized that.” Hurricane Isaac raged along the Gulf Coast as debate over Davis’ new position grew increasingly heated. Reports on the weather, which delayed the convention for a day and left Tampa drenched, often preempted speakers

who took to the podium. As controversy stirred around him, Davis used his time on the national and international stage to address “Democrats whose minds are not made up.” The NBC/ Wall Street Journal poll showed that Obama and Romney were even when it came to swing groups of voters, including independents. “America is the land of second chances,” Davis told the audience. “And I gather in this close race you have room for the estimated 6 million of us who got it wrong in 2008 and who want to fix it. Maybe we should have known that night in Denver that things that began with styrofoam, Greek columns and artificial smoke typically don’t end well. Maybe the Hollywood stars and the glamour blinded us a little. Maybe you were blinded by what some of us thought was a halo.” Davis’ speech was tough rhetoric for a politician who had previously described President Obama as a friend.

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will include First Lady Michelle Obama, who can speak to the administration’s work on behalf of women, including their protection of reproductive rights and wage parity; former President Bill Clinton, whose endorsement was critical in 2008 and will be critical this year given his continuing popularity among a swathe of Americans; former Republican governor of Florida Charlie Crist; and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who will be the DNC’s first Latino keynote speaker. Not unexpectedly, speakers will also bash Republican presidential and vice presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), and the GOP at large. Cummings said he expects speakers will highlight, particularly, Republicanled efforts to “block voting” via voter ID laws, restrictions in voting times and other election changes that opponents say

have been especially deleterious to poor, African-American and other minority voters. “It’s going to make people want to vote even more,” Cummings said, and further predicted, “I think the turnout (at the polls) will be bigger than 2008, and a lot of that (impetus) will come out of the convention.” To ensure those messages are conveyed, organizers said the convention will be “the most open and accessible in history,” and will make changes in format and venue to allow thousands more Americans to participate. The four-day event begins with CarolinaFest, a family-friendly festival in Uptown Charlotte that celebrates the Carolinas and Virginia and will be open to the public. On Sept. 6 the convention will move from the Time Warner Cable Arena to the Bank of America Stadium, where thousands—armed with their The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company is currently seeking bids “community credentials”— from qualified Subcontractors and Suppliers for the Reston Hospital can witness Obama’s nomination acceptance speech. construction project. Reston, Virginia and surrounding area businesses are Throughout the convention, invited to attend a Meet & Greet to learn more about procurement the public can also keep up the opportunities associated with the upcoming project. proceedings via a robust social media component. The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and HCA are strongly The fluidity of the format committed to the development and implementation of Diversity initiatives was supported by a change in which promote the inclusion of minority and women-owned businesses. funding, organizers stated. “For the first time ever,

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the Democratic National Convention is not accepting cash from corporations, lobbyists or PACS. That means that U.S residents– rather than special interests – have a stronger voice in the convention process,” organizers stated. The $36.65 million needed was raised through a variety of “grassroot strategies” including solicitations via social media and the online sale of convention merchandise. In addition to increasing accessibility to the public, the convention has also increased the number of delegates from about 4,000 to 6,000, who were chosen with an eye toward diversity, including racial and ethnic background, gender and sexual orientation. “Whenever you see an audience at a DNC convention it looks like the United Nations because you have people from various ethnic groups, age groups and genders,” Cummings said. He later added, “We’ve bent over backwards to make sure minorities are appropriately and proportionally represented.” Among those minority delegates are married couple Donald L. Williams, the first African-American judge in his hometown El Paso, Texas, and Ruth Ybarra Williams, a retired MexicanAmerican schoolteacher. The pair, who served as convention delegates and campaign volunteers since 2008, said they are proud to represent their community and to support President Obama. “[We’re] representing our people here. Our community. The middle class,” Mrs. Williams said in their profile on the convention website. “We want to push forward; even with everything President Obama has done, there’s more to do still.”

Congresswoman Norton Continued from A1 residents and small businesses hired, rather than criticism that is not remedy-oriented,” she said in her statement earlier that day. The numbers bear out the concern. While the overall unemployment rate in D.C. was estimated at 8.9 percent at the end of July, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the numbers are more stark in neighborhoods at the city’s southern and eastern edges. In Ward 5 just north and east of Capitol Hill and stretching toward Hyattsville, Md., the rate is 12 per cent; in Ward 7, the triangle wedge that leads to Upper Marlboro, unemployment is 15 percent and in Ward 8, the far southeast corner of the city, more than 22 percent of the population is jobless. With billions of federal dollars being doled out for projects inside D.C, many contractors, such as Henry Osborne, a registered Districtbased certified business enterprise, see these funds as a game changer for local residents looking for jobs, skills, and contracts. “Without this [federal construction] money we would not be working out here.” Osborne’s firm is among the small pool of D.C. based firms who have landed work on federal construction sites such as the multibillion dollar Department of Homeland Security project in the heart of Ward 8. For well over a year, residents near the DHS site have complained that they see large numbers of out-of-town workers streaming in and out of the worksite, described by the General Services Administration as the largest federal project in the nation. Non-District residents have been observed by bused away after a day’s work. This sight is also perplexing to Osborne who says “I don’t know why they can’t find local residents.”

When asked whether there is a difference between D.C. and other workers, Osborne states “I don’t see any difference from workers from D.C., Virginia, or West Virginia…I see a lot of people who want jobs, need jobs, and are eager to work if given the opportunity.” Yet, according to Gilbert at the hearing, when his group organization rounds up 100 unemployed D.C. residents each week and drives them to apply for jobs at projects managed by Clarke Construction-- the O Street Market (on 7th and O Streets, NW) and the City Center Project (the site of the former D.C. Convention Center on 9th and New York Avenue, NW)-- the results are discouraging. “Not one of the people we brought [to these projects] got called back, let alone hired,” said Gilbert. After about a month of bringing would-be D.C. workers to a trailer on one site set up to accept job applications, Gilbert’s group was blocked from entering and told that some Caucasian job superintendents were “afraid” of the African American men coming to apply for jobs. Clarke Construction’s Greg Colevas said that his firm is tracking the hiring of D.C. residents and has set goals for even his subcontractors. “During the procurement process [we made] it clear to subcontractors the expectations the hiring D.C. residents. That’s where it starts…then it’s a matter of holding their feet to the fire to make sure they keep their commitments,” commented Colevas. Norton concluded her hearing by focusing an entire panel, running until nearly 10pm, on the $290 million five-acre African-American museum construction site along Construction Avenue between 14th and 15th streets N.W.


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Second Annual Nation’s Football Classic Kicks Off at RFK

Police Pay Tribute to Fallen Officer

Howard-Morehouse Gridiron Rivalry Digs in for Second Year

main reasons Events DC created the Nation’s Football Classic was because he Black college football wanted to see football officially gets underway being played at the old Labor Day weekend inn D.C. RFK Stadium again. RFK, as the second annual AT&T currently the home of Major Nation’s Football Classic League Soccer’s (MLS) D.C. kicks off on Sept. 1 at 3:30 United, had served as the p.m. at RFK Stadium in home of the National Football Northeast Washington, League’s (NFL) D.C. Washington Redskins The meeting will mark from 1961 through the 2012 college football 1996. But with the pro season opener for both team’s move to FedEx Howard University and Field in Landover, Morehouse College, and Md. in 1996, it’s only the second straight year been used an American the schools have faced football venue a off to open their seasons, handful of times, most restoring one of the recently as the site of longest-running football the EagleBank Bowl Morehouse’s Justin Oliver rivalries among Black in 2008, colleges. 2009 and its Howard head football successor, coach Gary Harrell told the be all smooth the Military AFRO of the pride of being sailing so Bowl in a part of a rivalry that dates we had our 2010. from 1923. challenges, Now, “It’s definitely a wonderful but it turned Moses feeling to be a part of a out to be an hopes RFK rivalry that goes back nearly incredible Stadium can 90 years ago,” said Harrell, event,” Moses be the home who enters his second year said. of the annual as head coach of Howard’s “We were Nation’s football team. Howard held very pleased Football off Morehouse, 30-27, in last with the crowd Classic for year’s game. turnout. About several years “Both Howard and 18,000 people to come. Morehouse are great showed up, “RFK Howard’s Keith Pough academic institutes, which many of Stadium makes the rivalry all that which were is clearly much more special. I can’t supporters of a football wait to play [them] again this Morehouse and Spellman, so stadium,” Moses said. “It’s year. It’s going to be a lot of it was great seeing how many meant for football action, fun.” people who were excited to so we’re really enthusiastic For one reason or another, travel all the way to D.C. to about bringing back such an the Howard-Morehouse be a part of the first Nation’s exciting sport to watch here football rivalry had ended Football Classic.” in the old stadium.” about 16 years ago. But it was Moses said one of the Moses also brought up By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor

By George Barnette AFRO Staff Writer Police officers from throughout the mid-Atlantic region traveled to Woodstream Church in Mitchellville, Md. on Aug. 28 to pay their respects to Prince George’s Police Officer Adrian A. Morris, who tragically died in high-speed chase on Aug. 20. The ceremony celebrated the passion Morris, a former police explorer, had for his job and saluted him for dying in the line of duty. Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw spoke to how Morris’ service to the department will be sorely missed. “In the time that Adrian was a Prince George’s County Police Officer, he made a lasting impression on our agency, his coworkers and his community as well,” Magaw said. “His loss has left us with a tremendous void.” The hearse carrying Morris’ casket to the church was preceded by a column of more than 50 motorcycle officers from various police jurisdictions with local motorcycle officers at the lead. As the funeral procession reached the parking lot of the church, honor guards from agencies as far away as Harrisburg, Pa. presented their colors as the hearse, vehicles carrying members of Morris’ family and some of his colleagues entered the lot. Bagpipes groaned as pallbearers carried the casket, draped in the stars and stripes, into the church. That was followed by Morris’ family and Prince George’s County police officers, marching in military formation. Inside the church, officers representing not just local police departments but a wide spectrum of outposts of peace officers including--Calvert County, Ocean City, George Mason University, the Washington Hospital Center, the Washington Naval District, U.S. Treasury, Maryland Natural Resources, U.S. Postal Service, Cecil County—all stood shoulder to shoulder in silent attention at the funeral of a fallen officer. The nearly hour and half-long service included remarks from two of his friends on the force, officers Michael Owens and Kenneth Hibbert. Hibbert was able to fight through his emotions as he told an anecdote of the physical toll beating the then-16-year-old Morris, who carried the nickname “Ant,” in a footrace the day they met, took on him. “Adrian Morris got the best of me that day,” Hibbert said. “I was laying on that table in the station for about 20 minutes giving up my life. I went back outside and all the other explorers wanted to challenge me. I said ‘I’m done for the day. I can barely walk.’”

revived in 2011 by Events DC Senior VP and Managing Director Erik Moses. Moses told the AFRO that last year’s Classic was a great success, and he expects it to be even better in its second year. “Anytime you have a first time event, it’s not going to

several other fun events planned leading up to the Nation’s Football Classic. He said there will be a presidential symposium to discuss topics including social relationships and a focus on science, technology and math issues on Aug. 30 from mid-morning to late afternoon at Howard’s Cramton Auditorium. An invitation-only dinner named after famed actor, scholar and athlete Paul Robeson is to be held that night at the JW Marriott Hotel. On Aug. 31, there will be “the Game before the Game,” a debate between students from Howard and Morehouse from 1-4 p.m. back at the Cramton Auditorium. The AT&T Kickoff rally is also scheduled on Aug. 31 5:30-8 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, followed by the HBCU [Historically Black College and University] Alumni Mixer from 8-10 p.m., where a DJ from Howard will battle a DJ from Morehouse at the JW Marriott. The Pepsi Fan Festival featuring games, music and food starts on Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. at RFK Stadium’s parking lot and will last until kickoff time. “Last year, we had a huge turnout for all of the events leading up to the game, especially the student debate,” Moses said. “I’m sure it’s going to be even more people showing up this year.” For more information on the weekend, visit nationsfootballclassic.com.

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The Afro-American, September 1, 2012 - September 7, 2012

Langston Residents Want to Derail Streetcar Barn By George Barnette AFRO Staff Writer

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s insistence on siting a streetcar maintenance and training facility in the middle of the Spingarn High School campus is meeting stiff

resistance from residents in the Langston community who say this aspect of the return of streetcars to D.C. needs to be derailed. Bill Simpkins, 51, an attorney who runs a hostel in the 2400 block of Benning Road, N.E. says

that the facility would do nothing to help revitalize the neighborhood. “The concern is that the car barn is going to be moving the neighborhood backward rather than forward,” Simpkins said. “It’s just another example of Washington politicians

thinking they can pull a fast one over residents who are thought to be easily victimized.” Newly-minted Ward 5 Councilman Kenyan McDuffie is upset with the process. He says the D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) chose

the location after insufficient exploration of possible sites” and that he can’t reconcile a brand new building project in the midst of a long-neglected school. “I have some real concerns with having a brand new facility juxtaposed with an

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Opinion

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The Power of Marching Feet

As Republicans gather in a noisy, made-for-television convention designed to promote their presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, principled citizens in Pennsylvania and other “Voter ID” states are quietly working to overcome the latest assault upon our fundamental right to vote. I offer this contrast for your consideration some 47 years after Aug. 6, 1965, that Rep. Elijah historic day when Dr. Martin Cummings Luther King, Rosa Parks and others joined President Lyndon Johnson at the White House as he signed the national Voting Rights Act into law. I preface these thoughts with the observation that there is scant factual evidence for the Republicans’ claim that official picture identification cards are needed or effective to prevent “voter fraud.” To the contrary, what the evidence does show is that fraudulent voting is rare. Reports indicate that only four cases of voting fraud have been documented in Pennsylvania since 2004. This near-nonexistence of voting fraud is why our own state of Maryland stands up for the principles of the Voting Rights Act by allowing residents to register to vote with any reasonable supporting evidence – such as a recent utility bill or bank statement showing your name and address. Maryland even reaches out to prospective voters, allowing us to register to vote “on line” at http://www.elections.state. md.us/. In contrast, Pennsylvania Republicans have succeeded in requiring that their citizens present “official” photo identification in order to vote. Although the “official” photo id cards may be free, the documentation demanded for issuance,

like birth certificates or marriage licenses, can often be difficult and costly to obtain. This is why, whatever the proponents of “Voter ID” may claim, I believe that these laws are the “poll taxes” of our time, calculated to suppress the votes of the aged, young and poor all key supporters of President Obama in 2008. Consider, for example, the plight of Ms. Marsha Ellis, age 56, who was born in South Carolina but has lived in Philadelphia for most of her life. Ms. Ellis has been told by the county health department in South Carolina that it has no record of her birth. Consider, also, the challenge faced by 83-year-old Ms. Marian Berkley, who has managed to find her Delaware birth certificate but, at last report, was still searching for her marriage certificate so that she can prove that her last name was legally changed at that time. Their situations make it clear that requiring elderly voters, the poor, minorities and students to present photo identification cards that they do not now possess could prevent many Americans from voting in November. For some Pennsylvania Republicans, at least, this appears to have been their primary goal in pushing the Pennsylvania Voter ID Law’s enactment. Pennsylvania’s Republican House Leader Mike Turzai candidly acknowledged as much during a convention of that state’s Republicans earlier this year. “Voter ID,” he declared, “which is going to allow Gov. Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania – done.” Understandably, Pennsylvanians of every political viewpoint, faith tradition and ethnic background have been appalled by the Republican leader’s comment. In the true American spirit of the Voting Rights Act, they believe that Pennsylvania’s electoral votes should be determined by all the citizens of their state. The Pennsylvania Voter ID Coalition, spearheaded by Philadelphia area faith leaders and non-profit, non-partisan civic groups like The Committee of Seventy, now includes more than 150 organizations. The Coalition’s churches and other volunteers are helping Pennsylvania citizens in their struggle to comply with this onerous new law.

Those wishing more information - or who wish to volunteer or otherwise contribute to this critical civil rights initiative can contact the non-partisan Pennsylvania Voter ID Coalition at (215) 848-1283 or visit the Committee of Seventy website: http://www.seventy.org. Here in Baltimore, a second front in our struggle to assure that all Pennsylvania citizens can vote and have their votes counted is being organized by President Obama’s supporters. Anyone interested can send an email to Balt4Obama@gmail. com or call (443) 814-9512. We all have a personal interest in assuring that these voting rights efforts succeed. Voter suppression cannot be tolerated in our America whether asserted in 1965 by tear gas and clubs on Selma, Ala.’s Edmund Pettus Bridge or attempted in Pennsylvania currently with the stroke of the legislative pen. The anti-democratic objective is the same. It is time, once again, for people of conscience to march-although the means by which we advance our democracy today may be volunteer hours at a phone bank or contributions to a voter registration and support drive like that underway in our sister state to the north. Voter identification laws are nothing more than a grab for power. Yet, as Dr. King once reminded us, “there is nothing more powerful than the rhythm of marching feet.” Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s 7th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

$11 Million FDIC Settlement to Benefit 60,000 College Students

As millions of college students return to campus, a recent settlement by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) may become a financial blessing to students and their parents. An estimated 60,000 students are expected to share $11 million in restitution from two financial firms – Higher One Holdings, Inc. and Bancorp Bank. According to FDIC, beginning in July 2008, the firms charged multiple nonsufficient fund (NSF) fees from a single merchant transaction. By allowing student accounts to remain overdrawn for long periods of time, the firms were able to collect more NSF fees while also charging more fees for subsequent deposits to student accounts. Most importantly, these practices exposed an often hidden role that financial institutions have on college campuses. As student monies were eaten up by these fees, the remaining available funds diminished the availability of monies intended for tuition and other student expenses. FDIC held that Bancorp Bank, based in Wilmington, Del. was responsible to ensure that Higher One operated the OneAccount program in compliance with all applicable laws. Unfair or deceptive acts or practices are violations of the Federal Trade Commission Act. According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), Higher One has card agreements with 520 campuses that enroll 4.3 million students. Commenting on the settlement announcement, Rich Williams, higher education advocate for U.S. PIRG said, “We commend the FDIC for holding Higher

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One accountable. Student aid should not be a piggy bank for banks to dip into especially when their practices are unfair or deceptive.” In May, U.S. PIRG released The Campus Debit Card Trap, a report that found banks and financial firms now control or influence federal financial aid disbursement to more than 9 million students by linking checking accounts and prepaid debit cards to student IDs and providing financial aid disbursement services. According to the report, students can pay significant fees that are charged against their student aid, including per-swipe fees of 50 cents, inactivity fees of $10 or more after six months and overdraft fees of up to $38. Financial institutions use aggressive marketing to maximize these fees, the report found. The FDIC settlement will also require the two firms to pay a combined $282,000 in civil penalties. In addition, should Higher One fail to fully repay the $11 million in restitution, Bancorp Bank will be financially responsible for restitution payment. Higher One expects to pay credits on current and charged-off accounts. Closed accounts are expected to be paid by check. Additionally, the settlement orders multiple changes to practices by the two financial firms.

Higher One has agreed to: • Not charge NSF fees to accounts that have been in a continuous negative balance for more than 60 days; • Not charge more than three NSF fees on any single day to a single account;

• Not charge more than one NSF fee with respect to a single automated clearing house transaction that is returned unpaid within any 21-day period; • Refrain from misleading or deceptive representations or omissions in its marketing materials and/or disclosures; and • Institute a sound compliance management system. Similarly, Bancorp Bank is now required to: • Correct all violations; • Significantly increase its management of third-party risk; • Increase board oversight of all compliance matters; and • Improve its compliance management system. In the aftermath of the Great Depression, Congress created the FDIC in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation’s banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at 7,309 banks and savings associations across the country. Today, a series of recent enforcement actions in financial services are giving hope to consumers:  the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent $140 million action against Capital One, the Department of Justice’s $175 million action against Wells Fargo and the newest FDIC $11 million settlement signal that regulators are heeding the concerns of consumers. Charlene Crowell is a communications manager with the Center for Responsible Lending. She can be reached at: Charlene.crowell@responsiblelending.org.

Marching for the Sake of Marching Every time I see a march or rally, I think of the rally of all rallies: the 1963 March on Washington. Forty-nine years later, there is nothing that equals that march in results. These days folks march to make a point, but back in the day, we marched to get legislative action. Shortly after the March on Washington, both the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act were passed.  I challenge anyone to tell me what other marches or rallies Julianne have yielded.  They’ve made a Malveaux point, and galvanized people, yet they had no direct or immediate results. I am thinking, in some ways, of the Occupy Movement, a self-admittedly leaderless group that has brought attention to corporate greed and the growing wealth gap in our nation.  In many ways Occupy has been extremely effective in making a point, but the point has been lost with their many skirmishes with law enforcement officers, with the condition of the camps they set up, and with the vagueness of their demands.  It is specious and ineffective to call for the collapse of capitalism, as desirable as they feel such a goal might be.  Instead, the Occupy folks might agitate for tax reform that is redistributive, favoring the poor and middle class instead of the wealthy. 

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Such legislation will not end capitalism, but it will give people something to rally around. Many people believe that the March on Washington was a spontaneous movement, but the march took months of planning. The highly disciplined organizers vetted every speech and were mindful and deliberate about their goals.  To counter negative impressions of African Americans, many of the marchers dressed in their Sunday best.  All of the signs spoke to the civil rights movement, not to other issues. Today, marches seem to be a grab bag, with everyone with a cause carrying signs offering up their issues.  Again, people are marching almost for the sake of marching. The Montgomery bus boycott and the March on Washington were exceptional because of their focus and also because of their utter audacity.  Nearly 100 years after Emancipation, people of African descent were standing up for their rights, and given the long period of relative acquiescence, it was wholly unexpected that oppressed people would offer resistance to the status quo.  It was wholly unexpected that Black people would have the audacity to stand up. And, it was totally unexpected that a movement of African American people would inspire so many others to also stand up, In the wake of the March on Washington, the National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded.  In the wake of the march, the National Council of La Raza was founded, and in their own words, “traces its origins to the civil rights movement of the sixties.” The Stonewall riots happened in 1969, and gay rights marches began in the 1970s. Unfortunately, the right wing has appropriated some

civil rights tactics with their own marches and movement. Also, unfortunately, civil rights activism has become professionalized, with many activists now on the payrolls of either the government or of organization that rely on foundation funding.  In either case, activists are relatively muzzled, so that the radicalism of the 1960s is muted by funding realities or government restrictions.  That former President Bill Clinton jettisoned Lani Guinier and President Barack Obama did the same thing to Van Jones is instructive.  Can activists coexist with government moderation?  Probably not. Still, the nomination of Paul Ryan to be second on the Republican ticket is a cause for concern to anyone who has the slightest progressive tendency.  Ryan would trim the size of government, eliminating key agencies.  He opposes contraceptive rights and a woman’s right to choose.  He has not taken a position on any civil rights issues, but there is no evidence that suggests he is an ardent supporter of equality. Whether people take it to the streets or to the voting booth, it is clear that those who care about freedom have much to oppose on this Republican ticket. We can take a page from the March on Washington to organize a highly disciplined opposition to the odious positions that the official representatives of the Republican Party have taken.  Or, we can be silent, absent ourselves from the polls, and suffer the consequences. Julianne Malveaux is a Washington, D.C.-based economist and writer.  She is President Emerita of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C.

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Quvenzhané “Nazi” Wallis was born on Aug. 28, 2003, in Houma, Louisiana where she attends Honduras Elementary School. She is the daughter of Venjie and Qulyndreia Wallis, and sister to Qunyquekya, Vejon and Venjie Jr. Nazie loves reading, singing, dancing, acting and playing her iPod and Nintendo DS. She’s a big fan of China McClain, Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus, and her favorite sports are basketball, volleyball, dance and cheerleading. Here, she talks about her Oscar-worthy performance as Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild, a visually-enchanting, modern parable issuing a dire warning about the threat to the planet posed by civilization and corporations, if left unchecked. Kam Williams: Hi Quvenzhané, thanks for giving me an interview. You were so beautiful and so amazing in this movie! I was really stunned by your stage presence. Quvenzhané Wallis: Thank you. KW: I thought you were funny and charming when I saw you interviewed by Jay Leno on the Tonight Show recently. And I know that you also went to the Sundance Film Festival and travelled to France for the Cannes Film Festival. What was that like? QW: I had a lot of fun in France. I liked how they said my name over there. They wouldn’t say Quvenzhané. They would say a whole other thing. KW: What type of name is Quvenzhané? I thought it was French, especially since you’re from Louisiana, where there are a lot of people with French ancestry. QW: It’s Swahili. KW: My name is Swahili, too. Kam is short for Kamau. QW: [To her mother, excitedly] His name is Swahili, too! [To me] What does Kamau

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Griffin III Claims Edge over Luck as ‘Skins Clobber Colts Leading up to the showdown between the top two picks in April’s draft, rookie quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were pumped up for another tune-up before the season starts in two weeks. And while preseason contests rarely matter much, the battle between two potential franchise saviors took center stage before more than 60,000 fans at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. on Aug. 25. In the Washington Redskins’ preseason home opener, the Indianapolis Colts’ Luck topped Griffin III in the statistics department, doubling his counterpart’s passing yards total while throwing a scoring strike early in the second quarter. But it was Griffin’s skills and presence that guided the Redskins over the Colts, 30-17. The two quarterbacks finished with passer ratings within a point of each other, and both flashed the traits that made them such high draft picks. Whether it was Luck’s poise and zip or Griffin’s athleticism and deep ball, cameras flashed around FedEx for most of the game as the two signal callers took center stage.

“I thought it was great,” Griffin III said afterwards.“I thought everybody played up for that. They blew this up as a head-to-head. We’ll see what happens next.” Both Griffin III (93.8 passer rating, 74 yards passing, one touchdown) and Luck (94.7 passer rating, 151 passing yards, one touchdowns) were the star attractions, but it was unknown running back Alfred Morris (107 rushing yards, one touchdown) who gave the finest performance of any Redskin this preseason. Morris received the start at a busy position for the Redskins, but starred as the opening act for the Luck vs. Griffin III show. “I’m glad it doesn’t count in the wincolumn,” a somewhat subdued Luck said afterwards. While both rookies still have a ways to go in terms of polish and precision, neither disappointed a rowdy arena before they were each benched early in the third quarter Many fans weren’t even aware of Morris when the preseason began. The sixth-round pick in this year’s draft has made the most of his chance with Washington, and racked up his 107 yards on just 14 carries Since his days with the Denver Broncos, Redskins’ head coach Mike Shanahan has been

known for turning no-name running backs into productive stars. He won two Super Bowls in 1997 and ’98 with former Pro Bowl running back Terrell Davis who, like Morris, was drafted as a sixth round pick.

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The Redskins dominated once the starters left the game, as Washington’s backups outscored Indianapolis’ backups, 16-10. Second-string quarterback Rex Grossman completed all eight passes he attempted for 127 yards and two touchdowns. Grossman is a former starter and played in a Super Bowl before, so playing against the backups in the preseason game didn’t appear to cause him problems. His touchdown passes were thrown to veteran receiver Josh Morgan and secondyear receiver Dezmon Briscoe. The Redskins’ current third-string quarterback, rookie Kirk Cousins, played only briefly against the Colts, failing to complete his lone passing attempt. Cousins’ short performance was unexpected after the rookie passer completed 18-of-24 passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns against the Chicago Bears on Aug. 18.

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Super Bowl Predictions: Who Will Win It All In 2012? By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk With the National Football League (NFL) preseason winding down and the regular season around the corner, the annual “Super Bowl question” is already being asked. While some pundits look down on the preseason for its injuries, expenses and fluff, rabid football fans praise it as a chance to see which teams look good and which ones look horrid. With one week left in the preseason, the AFRO sports desk sparked its own Super Bowl debate. Naturally, Perry Green, an all-for-one Baltimore Ravens

writer, picked none other than the Ravens as champs, while Stephen D. Riley went in a different direction: Green: The hurry-up offense the Ravens have experimented with this preseason has me excited. Quarterback Joe Flacco looks like the epitome of cool and the offense looks like it’s ready to explode onto the scene this year. The Ravens defense is never cause for concern, no matter how many players they lose, and we all know Baltimore was a dropped pass and a missed field goal away from reaching the Super Bowl last year. It’s obvious who the favorite to win it all should be this year,

in my opinion. Riley: Last season, once the New York Giants shocked the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in the second round, I knew the Giants would win it all no matter who they faced. Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the reigning league MVP, is the top quarterback in the league. With him, an explosive offense, an opportunistic defense and the best home-field advantage in the league, I look for the Packers to bring home another trophy next February.

the Giants shocked them at home, right? Rodgers didn’t look all that good this preseason and it looks like the league’s defenses have caught on to him and the Packers’ offense. Plus I’m not sold on their defense being good enough to carry them should Rodgers falter. Those same reasons are why the Giants took them out. From top to bottom, Baltimore has no glaring weaknesses and their own home-field advantage (9-0 at M&T Bank Stadium last season, including the playoffs) isn’t too shabby either.

Green: Some home-field advantage that turned out to be for Green Bay if

Riley: Every year it seems we’re told how great the Baltimore Ravens are

Morgan State and Hampton to Faceoff in 2012 NYUL Classic at Yankee Stadium By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor Morgan State University will kick off its 2012 football season with a matchup against Sacred Heart University on Sept. 1. But perhaps the most prominent game Morgan State will play this season doesn’t come until Nov. 17, when they face Hampton University in the 41st annual New York Urban League Classic, to be played at the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Morgan State and Hampton have faced each other in the NYUL Classic before, the last time being a Hampton victory in 2006 in the 37th annual event. But this will be the first time the two schools square off in the Yankees’ new ballpark, which opened in 2009. The NYUL Classic-also known as the Whitney Young Football Classic, named after the former president of the NYUL-was played in the original Yankee Stadium from the 1970s until 1987. The game then moved to the old Giants

Stadium at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., the home of the National Football League’s (NFL) New York Giants and New York Jets. Giants Stadium was demolished in 2010, and replaced by the new MetLife Stadium, which hosted the 2011 N.Y. Urban League Classic before a contract was inked and returned the game to the Bronx in 2012 and 2013.   Morgan State has been selected to play in the Classic eight times in the last 10 years, with four of those meetings against Hampton at the old Giants stadium; Hampton won three of those four meetings. MSU also played in a majority of the annual classic’s games held at the original Yankee Stadium, facing Grambling University 11 times in the event’s first 20 years. But Morgan State won only one of those 11 games again Grambling. Morgan State, however, is currently on a winning streak at the event after facing Howard in the annual classic in 2010 and 2011 and winning

both meetings. According to reports, over the last 41 years, the NYUL Classic has helped generate more than $20 million in donations to the Whitney Young Educational Scholarship fund, which assisted nearly 4,000 students go to college. Current NYUL President and CEO Arva Rice stated on the league’s website that the Urban League maintains its 90-plus-year mission of enabling African Americans to secure a firstclass education, economic self-reliance and equal respect of their civil rights through “programs, services and advocacy in our highly diversified city.” “The football classic is made possible through the steadfast support of key supporters and the tireless work of our football committee,” Rice wrote. “We hope that you enjoy the festivities, and stay connected to the education and employment work of the New York Urban League in the years to come.”

going to be, but it never materializes into any postseason success. I trust quarterbacks who have been there and performed like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees. You can trust Flacco if you like, but as we’ve seen since he came into the league, it won’t get you anywhere. Green: There’s a process to everything. All that’s happened since Flacco arrived in Baltimore has prepared the team for a chance at overcoming the odds now. Everything is lined up for them to storm through

the season and playoffs on their way to a championship. It would be a great way for Ray Lewis and Ed Reed to go out, and it seems as if those two are finally ready to pass the torch to Flacco and running back Ray Rice as Baltimore’s new stars. Flacco and Rice already helped lead the Ravens to four straight playoff appearances and two trips to the AFC Championship Game during their first four years in the league. Imagine what they’ll do now that they’re entering their prime. Things are going to get real scary for the Ravens’ opponents this year.

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As Caregivers Wrestle with Alzheimer’s Victims

By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO

Imagine having to comfort a husband or wife after they fail to recognize an adult child or loved one. Imagine getting a phone call that a partner has been wandering around their hometown for hours, unable to decipher which road leads home. Imagine having to pick up a second job to provide aroundthe-clock care for a parent who can no longer be left alone day or night. Though never purposely chosen, all of the above could be points on a journey called Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a form of dementia. And according to reports from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), for 5.4 million people every year, this is reality. “Whether it’s a partner, a father, or a sister- education is key,” said Carol Wynne, support group and early-stage program coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association. “Initially, people think their whole life is gone because it’s not what they expected whether they’re 55, 65, or 85.” Unlike diseases such as cancer or kidney failure, there is no “set path” or procedure

to rid the body of AD, said Wynne, adding that many caretakers choose to keep others in the dark about the issue because of the stigma attached to dementia and AD. Though keeping silent may seem preferable in the early stages of any disease, it can quickly zap energy and cause untold amounts of stress for a spouse or child new to the role of caregiver. “In the beginning things may be easier. The person with memory loss is still bathing, and dressing and toileting independently,” said Wynne. “As the disease progresses, things like driving, showering, and changing clothes become an issue so you need a whole village to help out.” Wynne says that often caregivers become isolated by their role as friends and even other family members can become distant. “You can’t do this alone because this is 24/7,” said Wynne. “Getting a break for yourself as a caretaker is huge. It’s not being selfish -it’s preserving self.” Though some may find it hard to ask for help, stress relief for caregivers is a necessity and can be a one-day trip out of town, or a three-hour getaway to see a movie, get hair done, or

have lunch with a friend. Caregiver Janet Blount, 55, a certified public accountant, knows first hand the stressors that come with providing love and support for someone with AD. “It was devastating, it was frightening, and you felt that you were out of control” said Blount, whose mother—once a school teacher, librarian, and greeter at church—was forced by Alzheimer’s to move into an assisted living facility at age 77. Blount said her mother first noticed a change when she could no longer engage in witty banter at the church door when greeting members, something she took pride in.

“We would always say ‘Mom everyone has memory problems,’ but one morning she called and she was in tears,” said Blount, recalling a day two years ago. “She said ‘Jansomething is wrong- I don’t know what it is- but something is wrong.’” “I got my first speeding ticket that day,” Blount said of the frantic 12-hour drive from Baltimore to her mother’s side in Atlanta, Ga. When she arrived at the usually spotless family home, Blount found it in disarray. So she and her siblings embarked on a journey through home health care. First there was someone with their mother for four hours a day. Then came overnight care at home. Finally, the family decided that it was time to move her into an assisted living facility. Blount now returns to Atlanta once every two to four weeks to check on her mother, while family members who live in Georgia do the same.

Looking back, Blount said she should have paid more attention when her mother said she didn’t feel well. “If you have an inkling that something is wrong- first, get information,” said Blount, adding that if a diagnoses of dementia is found, a support group should always be apart of the equation. “Knowing apart that there are others that are going through what you’re going through just helps so very much.” “In those support group meetings you find out how other people are handling the challenges of being a caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s,” said Blount, a member of the Wayland Baptist Church support group at 3200 Garrison Ave. The group meets the third Saturday of every month and is led by veterans of caregiving for dementia patients. Caregivers are encouraged to keep a regular exercise routine as it is known to relieve stress. Burdens can also be eased in obtaining a power of attorney (POA) to make binding decisions and handle any legal issues that may arise on behalf of their loved one. Having a will and specifics about when to issue “do not resuscitate,” or DNR, orders to doctors, nurses and emergency responders need to be drafted. AD is among the top ten health causes of death for an estimated five percent of U.S. residents between the ages of 65 and 74, according to Center for Disease and Prevention

Control statistics. The disease was discovered in 1906 by Dr. Alois Alzheimer, who pinpointed it as an incurable brain disorder. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), AD slowly progresses as an excess of plaque and tangles interfere with brain function. Researchers believe Alzheimer’s is a leading cause of dementia, which is defined by the NIA as a loss of behavior abilities, including thinking, remembering, and reasoning, to the point that one cannot carry out routine tasks of everyday life. The brain eventually begins to shrink as nerve cells die and the hippocampus, the portion of the brain that regulates memory, undergoes irreversible damage. Doctors cannot pinpoint exact triggers of AD, but victims die because the brain slowly shuts the body down. Talk of natural remedies has become popular in medical journals, blogs, and talk shows. On his CNN segment, “The Aging Brain,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta has suggested adding turmeric, a spice which fights plaque buildup in the brain, to healthy diets. Physical exercise for also shown to relieve stress and decrease AD risk. Last year an estimated $183 billion was spent on treatment, a figure expected to top was spent on treatment, a figure expected to top $1.1 trillion by 2050, in 2011 dollars, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Black Women’s Health Study By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO For the last 17 years doctors at the Boston Medical Center of Boston University School of Medicine have been conducting a one-of-a-kind study to better understand the bodies of African-American women and their health trends. Principle investigators for the study, Dr. Lynn Rosenberg and Dr. Julie Palmer say the study began in 1995 out of the need to pay special attention to a group often misrepresented or left out all together in studies on American health. “When we started this study we thought the only way to have meaningful information was to design the study and have it restricted to African American women,” said Palmer. “You can’t just study one group of people and say everything relates to everyone else. There are cultural differences, genetic and biological differences, and sometimes people just believe results more if they come from their own group.” The study followed 59,000 women between the ages of 21 and 69 and looked to see what different conditions manifested in the Black community among women. Surveys were sent to the women every two years and participants then reported what changes, if any, had developed in their bodies. No women were added to the study after the initial group was selected and they continue to be monitored today. All the information sent in on the survey was confirmed through hospital pathology records and registries, such as the cancer registry, in each state. Findings from the study show many important links between social, mental and physical health that have never before been focused on. “We took information that women had provided about experiences of racism in their everyday lives on the job, in housing, and by police. We looked at that association and found that among women under age 50 there appeared to be a link,” said Rosenberg. “The incidence of breast cancer was higher among women who had more experiences of racism. This suggests that psychological stress might be a risk for breast cancer, at least among younger women.” The information gathered showed that of the 59,000, cancer developed in 3,500 women. Of that number 1,700 had breast cancer. Of the 59,000 women, 45,000 are still a part of the study today. Palmer, senior epidemiologist at Boston University’s Sloan Epidemiological Center, says that many of the conclusions of the study are the first of their kind, and are currently being tested by other medical organizations. Included among their findings: • Slone researchers found that Black women with high intake of dairy products have a reduced incidence of uterine fibroids after studying an estimated 6,500 women in the study with fibroids and • Type two diabetes occurs at a higher instance among minorities, following analysis of 5,900 in the study. “It has increased my level of awareness in terms of watching out for signs and also educating folks that I interact with within my family, my professional and personal network,” said participant Dr. Ellen Grant, 63, of Buffalo, NY, who began her career as a nurse and now works in mental health. “I decided to take part in the study because it was groundbreaking thought and I believe it is groundbreaking research in Black women’s health for this country,” said Grant, who learned about the study from an article in Essence Magazine. “What I’ve learned is how important it is to take care of my heart health in terms of the fact that so many women are now having heart attacks. It’s important to know all of the signs. Indigestion in and of itself is not just indigestion but it could be the early signs of a heart attack.” Scientists and doctors alike hope that the information collected will lead to a better understanding of how African American women develop certain conditions, and the best ways to avoid them. “Our motto in the study is ‘Knowledge is power,” said Rosenburg, who has been in medicine for 34 years. “The more Black women know about their health and what negatively affects their health- the better they’ll be able to take steps to improve their health.”


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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM781 Eleanor C. Cobbs Decedent Bradley A. Thomas Esq 4201 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 400 Washington DC 20008 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Cassandra Hardison aka Cassandra E. Garnes Hardison, whose address is 2751 31st Place NE, Washington DC 20018 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Eleanor C. Cobbs. who died on July 10, 2012 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs a n d h e i r s w h o s e whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent’s Will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 28, 2013. 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 February 28, 2013, 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: August 31, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Cassandra Hardison Personal Representative 202-832-5307 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET:OFTue Aug 28 REGISTER WILLS 8/31, 9/7, 9/14

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM800 Jesse Earl Green Decedent Hughie D. Hunt, II 4920 Niagara Road, Ste 206 College Park, MD 20740 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Lorna Hunt, whose address is 1304 Farragut St, NW, Washington, DC 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Jesse E. Green AKA Jesse Earl Green, who died on June 22, 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 shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 28, 2013. Claims against the decedent (or to the probate of decedent’s will) 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 February 28, 2013, 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: August 31, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Hughie D. Hunt, II, Esq. Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 08/31, 09/07, 09/14

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM423 Grimm Eley Stephenson Decedent Sabina M. Lofty, Esq 1629 K Street, Suite 300 Washington DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Mamie D. Stephenson, whose address is 2407 21st Place NE, Apt 2 Washington DC 20018 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Grimm Eley Stephenson, who died on September 18, 2002 without a Will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance 15:03:52 EDT 2012 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 February 28, 2013. 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 February 28, 2013, 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: August 31, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Mamie D. Stephenson Personal Representative 202-529-7570 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFTue WILLS TYPESET: Aug 28 8/31, 9/7, 9/14

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM782 Margo Cecelia Robinson Decedent Darlene C. Jackson 1220 L Street NW Suite 100 Washington DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Jenell D. Joyner, whose address is 5932 9th Street NW Apt 34, Washington DC 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Margo Cecelia Robinson. who died on November 1, 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. Objec15:04:36 EDT 2012 tions 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 February 28, 2013. 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 February 28, 2013, 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: August 31, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Jenell D. Joyner Personal Representative 202-905-3978 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFTue WILLS TYPESET: Aug 28 8/31, 9/7, 9/14

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM814 Estate of Wilhemena Alexander Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD PROBATE

Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Wesley L. Clarke 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 in the absence of a will or proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution, enter an order determining that the decedent died intestate. 0 appoint an unsupervised personal representative. Register of Wills Clerk of the Probate Division Date of First Publication August 31, 2012 Names of Newspapers: Washington Law Reporter Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Wesley L. Clarke 1629 K street Suite 300 Washington DC 20006 Signature of Petitioners/Attorney 8/31, 9/7, 9/14

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM794 Earl Donald Ware, Sr. Decedent Carl V. Angelis 1217 S. Street, NW Washington, DC 20009-4327 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Linda Ware, whose address is 2412 Ainger Place, SE, Apt 121 B, Washington, DC 20020-3452 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Earl Donald Ware, who died on March 28, 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 February 28, 2013. 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 February 28, 2013, 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: August 31, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Linda Ware Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue Aug 28 15:03:29 08/31, EDT 09/07, 201209/14

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 15:01:52 EDT 2012 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM577 Inetta B. James Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Cecilia Vinson-Payne, whose address is 903 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Inetta B. James, who died on March 31, 1999 without a Will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 28, 2013. 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 February 28, 2013, 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: August 31, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Cecilia Vinson-Payne Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 08/31, 09/07, 09/14

APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Louis O. Hankins and Charles M. Hankins, whose address are 2927 S Dakota Ave, NE Washington DC 20018 and 5073 8th Street NE, Washington DC 20017 were appointed personal representative of the estate of Osceola H. Hankins, who died on April 14, 2011 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent’s Will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 24, 2013. 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 February 24, 2013, 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: August 24, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Louis O. Hankins Charles M. Hankins Personal Representative 202-674-0069 703-980-8275 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/24, 8/31, 9/7

301-654-3730 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Donnell Thomas, whose

address is 1524 F Street, NE Apt 212, Washington DC 20002 was appointed personal representative of the estate of George Bell Thomas, Jr. who died on March 6, 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 February 24, 2013. 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 February 24, 2013, 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: August 24, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Donnell Thomas Personal Representative 202-398-2783 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/24, 8/31, 9/7

Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Alice Allen, and Michael Rowe, whose address is 4637 Hillside Road SE #2, Washington DC 20019, and 80 Joy Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Kenneth Rowe, who died on March 8, 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 February 17, 2013. 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 February 17, 2013, 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: August 17, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Michael Rowe Alice Allen Personal Representative 202-862-4335 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/17, 8/24. 8/31

APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Elizabeth H. Weston and Cheryl D. Jones, whose address are 1307 Gallatin St NW. Washington DC 20011 and 75 Pamela Ln, New Rochelle NY 10804 were appointed personal representative of the estate of William N. We s t o n , w h o d i e d o n September 27, 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 February 17, 2013. 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 February 17, 2013, 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: August 17, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Elizabeth H. Weston Cheryl D. Jones Personal Representative 202-726-2723 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/17, 8/24. 8/31

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This matter is before the Court upon consideration of Petitioners´ Motion For Alternative Service on A.J. and the Unknown Biological Father. Petitioners contend that the Barker Foundation has been unable to locate A.J., or the unknown biological father. The Affidavit of the assigned pregnancy counselor, which is incorporated herein by reference, lists the steps that were taken to locate A.J. and the unknown biological father. The law requires that service of the notice of adoption and order to show cause shall be made on each party and on any other person whose consent to the adoption is necessary and who has not executed a written consent to the adoption or a relinquishment of parental rights or had his or her parental rights terminated. Super. Ct. Adoption R. 4(d). Although personal service is generally preferred, the Superior Court Adoption Rules provide circumstances in which service by posting or publication is permitted. “Upon a determination that [personal] service will not be effective, the Court may order posting or publication of the notice.” Super. Ct. Adoption R. 4(e)(3). When determining whether personal service will be effective, the Court must assess whether the childplacing agency made diligent efforts. The Court of Appeals has held that a showing of diligent but futile efforts to ascertain the whereabouts of the defendant is a prerequisite to an order substituting publication for personal service. Bearstop v. Bearstop, 377 A.2d 405, 408 (D.C. App. 1977). “It is only when the serving party is unable to effect personal service that provisions for other types of notice to a parent concerning proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship may be given.” In the Matter of E.S.N., 446 A.2d 16,17(D.C. App. 1982). WHEREFORE, it is this 7th day of August, 2012, hereby ORDERED that Petitioners´ Motion for Alternative Service by Posting and Publication is GRANTED. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the Domestic Relations clerk shall post the attached Notice of Adoption Proceedings in the above-referenced adoption case in the Domestic Relations Clerk´s Office for a period of fourteen (14) days. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the Petitioners shall publish notice of the pending adoption petition in the Washington Afro-American newspaper once a week for three 15:01:25 2012 successiveEDT weeks. The notice is to read: Superior Court of the District of Columbia Domestic Relations Branch Family Court Case No. 12-ADA-123 Notice of Pending Adoption A.J. or Unknown Birth Father, you are hereby notified that an adoption petition is pending before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia concerning the minor child, A.S.P., born on December 20, 2011 to Yanice Y. Perguero. You are hereby ordered to appear for a Show Cause Hearing scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2 0 1 2 a t 11 : 0 0 a . m . i n Courtroom JM-12 before Judge Carol A. Dalton. You have the right to see custody of the minor child or to challenge the adoption. However, in order to do so, you must appear at the Show Cause Hearing or file a written objection with the Adoption Clerk, Family Court, Room JM-300, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 500 I n d i a n a Av e n u e , N . W. , Washington, D.C. 20001 prior to the hearing. IT IS SO ORDERED. August 24, 2012 Publication Date Carol A. Dalton Judge TYPESET: Tue Aug 28 (Singed in Chambers) 8/24, 8/31, 9/7

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM760 Jesse James Porter Sr. Decedent W. Alton Lewis 1450 Mercantile Lane Suite 155 Largo, MD 20774 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Jesse J. Porter, Jr., whose address is 600 Ava Circle, NE. Washington DC 20017 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Jesse James Porter, Sr., who died on August 17, 2011 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 24, 2013. 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 February 24, 2013, 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: August 24, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Jesse J. Porter, Jr. Personal Representative 202-345-7685 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/24, 8/31, 9/7

Superior Court of theSuperior District of Columbia Court of Domestic Relationsof Branch the District Family Court Columbia Case No. 12-ADA-123 Division NoticeCivil of Pending Case No. 0006430-12 Adoption A.J. or Unknown Birth Father, IN RE: you areAnderson hereby notified that Walter an adoption petition is pendCrump ing before the Superior Court Applicant of the District of Columbia ORDER OF child, concerning the minor PUBLICATION A.S.P., born on December CHANGE OF NAME 20, 2011 to Yanice Y. PerWalter guero.Anderson You are Crump herebyhavoring filedtoa appear complaint dered forfor a judgShow ment Walter AnCausechanging Hearing scheduled for derson Crump name 12, to Wednesday, September Walter 2 0 1 2 C.a Anderson t 11 : 0 0 and a . mhav. in ing applied to the courtbefore for an Courtroom JM-12 Order Publication of the Judge ofCarol A. Dalton. You notice required bysee law custody in such have the right to cases; it is bychild the Court this of the minor or to chal8th day August, 2012 lenge the of adoption. However, hereby. in order to do so, you must ORDERED, thatShow a copy of appear at the Cause this Order be once Hearing or published file a written aobjection week for three (3) consecuwith the Adoption tive weeks, The Room Afro Clerk, Family inCourt, American Newspapers, JM-300, Superior Court a of newspaper ofColumbia, general cirthe District of 500 culation of , I n d i a n aofAvthe e n uDistrict e , N . W. Columbia; and itD.C. is further Washington, 20001 ORDERED, that publication prior to the hearing. must begin no later than 12 IT IS SO ORDERED. days after the filling of the apAugust 24, 2012 plication; andDate it is further Publication ORDERED, that the FINAL Carol A. Dalton HEARING on this application Judge to changeinname will be held (Singed Chambers) i n J u d g e - i n -8/24, Cham b e r9/7 s, 8/31, Room 4220 In the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 27th day of September, 2012 at 3:30 pm. If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy to the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, that: (Check all that apply) o the applicant must send the application for change of name and notice of final hearing to the DC Chief of Police, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW Room 5080, Washington DC 20001, the Department of Corrections and the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filling the affidavit/ declaration of service. 0 the applicant must send the application for change of name and notice of final hearing to the current probation, parole or supervisory release officer personally by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filling the affidavit/declaration of service. 0 if incarcerated in a jurisdiction other that the District of Columbia, the applicant must send the application for change of name and notice of final hearing to the Federal Bureau of Prisons personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service of mailing by filling the affidavit/declaration of service. SO ORDERED JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST: CLERK, SUPERIOR COURT THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA TYPESET: Tue Aug 9/7 28 8/24, 8/31,

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 0006445-12 IN RE: Reisha Rae-Albury Newman Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Reisha Rae-Albury Newman having filed a complaint for judgment changing Reisha Rae-Albury name to Celine Renee Newman 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 8th day of August, 2012 hereby. ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The Afro American Newspapers, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that publication must begin no later than 12 days after the filling of the application; and it is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 In the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 28th day of September, 2012 at 3:00 pm. If14:59:00 any person desires to opEDT 2012 pose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy to the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, that: (Check all that apply) o the applicant must send the application for change of name and notice of final hearing to the DC Chief of Police, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW Room 5080, Washington DC 20001, the Department of Corrections and the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filling the affidavit/ declaration of service. 0 the applicant must send the application for change of name and notice of final hearing to the current probation, parole or supervisory release officer personally by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filling the affidavit/declaration of service. 0 if incarcerated in a jurisdiction other that the District of Columbia, the applicant must send the application for change of name and notice of final hearing to the Federal Bureau of Prisons personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service of mailing by filling the affidavit/declaration of service. SO ORDERED JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST: CLERK, SUPERIOR COURT THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 8/24, 8/31, 9/7

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM766 Willa Carter Decedent Joseph A. Baldinger, Esq 7910 Woodmont Ave. Suite 1103 Bethesda, MD 20814 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Margaret Battle, Joan Marshman, and Patricia Clark whose address are 3419 Carpenter St. SE DC Washington DC 20020, 3703 Dunlap St., Temple Hills, MD 20748, and 2601 Branch Ave. SE Washington DC 20020 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Willa Carter, who died on April 29, 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 February 24, 2013. 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 February 24, 2013, 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: August 24, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Margaret Battle Joan Marshman Patricia Clark Personal Representatives TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue Aug 28 8/24, 8/31, 9/7

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM772 Judith Boykin Fields Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

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Kai Fields whose address are 9307 Macswain Pl, Springfield, VA 22153, 6626 Waning Moon Way, Columbia MD. were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Judith Boykin Fields, who died on February 8, 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 February 24, 2013. 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 February 24, 2013, 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: August 24, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Rhodell Gene Fields Omari Jawhar Fields Ayana Kai Fields Personal Representatives 703-913-7774 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Aug 28 REGISTER OFTue WILLS 8/24, 8/31, 9/7

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2012FEP72 Date of Death June 13, 2012 Paul Gus Pappas Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Nancy Pappas whose address is 113 Pennsylvania Ave, Westminster, MD 21157 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Paul Gus Pappas, deceased, by the Register of Wills Court for Carroll County, State of Maryland on July 23, 2012. Service of process may be made upon India C. James, 3135 Apple Road, NE Wa s h i n g t o n D C 2 0 0 1 8 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: 7137 Georgia Ave., NW Washington DC 20012-2333 Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, Building A, 515 5th Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington DC 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. (Strike preceding sentence if no real estate.) Nancy Pappas Personal Representative(s) 443-244-3014 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: August 24, 2012 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American 8/24, 8/31, 9/7

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM404 Alphonso Washington Decedent Age: 76 Pamela A. Crockett Esq PO Box 1351 Lanham, MD 20706 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Ronald Washington, whose address is 4609 E. Capitol Street, SE Washington DC 20019, and Stephen Washington whose address is 9511 Acorn Park Street, Capitol Heights, MD 20743, were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Alphonso Washington, who died on September 6, 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 (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 February 17, 2013. 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 February 17, 2013, 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: August 17, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ronald Washington Stephen Washington Personal Representative 240-601-9506 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Aug 28 REGISTER OFTue WILLS 14:58:32 EDT 2012 8/17, 8/24. 8/31

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM718 Lloyd Melvin Lomax Decedent Michelle Lanchester, Attorney At Law 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 900 South Building Washington DC 20004 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Barbara J. Jackson, whose address is 1901 Wintergreen Ct. District Heights, MD 20747 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Lloyd Melvin Lomax, who died on April 16, 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 February 17, 2013. 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 February 17, 2013, 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: August 17, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter 14:58:05 EDT J. 2012 Barbara Jackson Personal Representative 202-220-3000 Attorney for PR TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Tue Aug 28 REGISTER OF WILLS 8/17, 8/24. 8/31

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 0006408-12 IN RE: Carolyn Agnes Tyler Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Carolyn Agnes Tyler having filed a complaint for judgment changing Carolyn Agnes Tyler name to Carolyn Tyler Lovett and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 7th day of August, 2012 hereby. ORDERED, that publication must begin no later than 12 days after the filling of the application; and it is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 In the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 26th day of September, 2012 at 3:30 pm. If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy to the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, that: (Check all that apply) o the applicant must send the application for change of name and notice of final hearing to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filling the affidavit/declaration of services. SO ORDERED JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST: CLERK, SUPERIOR COURT THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 8/17, 8/24, 8/31

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 0006435-12 IN RE: Ahmed Arabi Hossen Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Ahmed Arabi Hossen having filed a complaint for judgment changing Ahmed Arabi Hossen name to David Ahmed Adams 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 8th day of August, 2012 hereby. ORDERED, that a copy of this order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in Afro American Newspapers, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that publication must begin no later than 12 days after the filling of the application; and it is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 In the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 27th day of September, 2012 at 4:00 pm. If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy to the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, that: (Check all that apply) o the applicant must send the application for change of name and notice of final hearing to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, Washington Field Office, 2675 Prosperity Avenue, Fairfax, Virginia 22031 personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof or service be made by filing the affidavit/declaration of service. SO ORDERED JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST: CLERK, SUPERIOR COURT THE TYPESET: Aug 28 DISTRICT OFTue COLUMBIA 8/17, 8/24, 8/31

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM423 Grimm Eley Stephenson Decedent Sabina M. Lofty, Esq 1629 K Street, Suite 300 Washington DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Mamie D. Stephenson, whose address is 2407 21st Place NE, Apt 2 Washington DC 20018 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Grimm Eley Stephenson, who died on September 18, 2002 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 February 17, 2013. 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 February 17, 2013, 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: August 17, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Mamie D. Stephenson Personal Representative 202-529-7570 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Aug 28 REGISTER OFTue WILLS 8/17, 8/24. 8/31

Superior 14:32:30 EDTCourt 2012of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM667 Donald Carr Decedent Donald L. Wilson, Esq 805 15th Street, NW Suite 100 Washington DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Gregory A. Carr, whose address is 6818 9th Street, NW Washington DC 20012 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Donald Carr, who died on March 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 shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 17, 2013. 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 February 17, 2013, 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: August 17, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Gregory Carr Personal Representative 202-291-9346 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/17, 8/24. 8/31

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM405 Julia Washington Decedent Age: 79 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Ronald Washington, whose address is 4609 E. Capitol Street, SE Washington DC 20019, and Stephen Washington whose address is 9511 Acorn Park Street, Capitol Heights, MD 20743, were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Julia Washington, who died on November 16, 2011 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (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 February 17, 2013. 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 February 17, 2013, 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: August 17, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ronald Washington Stephen Washington Personal Representative 240-601-9506 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET:OFTue Aug 28 REGISTER WILLS 8/17, 8/24. 8/31

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM746 Bernice Witherspoon Decedent Wesley L. Clarke 1629 K Street Suite 300 Washington DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Willie Witherspoon, whose address is 1370 Franklin Street NE, Washington DC 20017-2446 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Bernice Witherspoon, who died on June 19, 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 February 17, 2013. 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 February 17, 2013, 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: August 17, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Willie Witherspoon Personal Representative 202-257-9730 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET:8/17, Tue8/24. Aug 8/3128

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM575 Dedario Knight Decedent Dr. Elena M. Tilly Esq 6931 Arlington Road #302 Bethesda MD 20814 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Toshika Knight, whose address is 3314 11th Street SE, Washington DC 20032 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Dedario Knight, who died on May 29, 2012 with a Will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 17, 2013. 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 February 17, 2013, 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: August 17, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Toshika Knight Personal Representative 202-431-9935 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTEREDT OF WILLS 14:35:46 2012 TYPESET: Tue Aug 28 8/17, 8/24. 8/31

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM361 Lorrayne Phillips 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

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2012FEP68 Date of Death September 6, 2006 James T. Bennett Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Viola Bennett whose address is 3211 Lassie Avenue, Suitland, MD 20746 was appointed personal representative of the estate of James T. Bennett, deceased, by Register of Wills Court for PG County, State of County MD, on July 23, 2012. Service of process may be made upon Steven A. Bennett, 1424 Independence Ave., SE Washington DC 20003 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: 4220 7th Street, NW Washington DC 20011. Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW 3rd Floor, Washington DC 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. (Strike preceding sentence if no real estate.) Viola Bennett Personal Representative 301-702-9423 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: August 17, 2012 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter TYPESET: Tue Aug 28 The Afro-American 8/17, 8/24, 8/31

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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FAMILY COURT DOMESTIC RELATIONS BRANCH ADOPTION Adoption Case No. 12-ADA-123 EX PARTE IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF J.H.G. and S.C.T. FOR ADOPTION OF MINOR CHILD CAROL ANN DALTON Judge ORDER FOR PUBLICATION AND POSTING

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia 14:35:21 EDT 2012 PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM732 Alvin Russell Evans Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Andia A. Evans, whose address is 1164 Neal Street NE, Washington DC 20002 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Alvin Russell Evans, who died on June 27, 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 February 17, 2013. 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 February 17, 2013, 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: August 17, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Andia A. Evans Personal Representative 202-870-0094 Attorney for PR TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/17, 8/24. 8/31

Melvin S. Phillips, whose address is 1165 46th Place SE, Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Lorrayne Phillips, who died on August 12, 2006 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 February 17, 2013. 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 February 17, 2013, 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: August 17, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Melvin S. Phillips Personal Representative 202-716-2766 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/17, 2012 8/24. 8/31 14:33:49 EDT

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the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM271 MC REED Decedent Darrel S. Parker, Esq 1822-11th Street, NW Washington DC 20740 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Aldray Reed, whose address is 1525 Channing Street, NE, Washington DC 20018 was appointed personal representative of the estate of MC Reed, who died on December 22, 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 February 17, 2013. 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 February 17, 2013, 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: August 17, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Aldray Reed Personal Representative 240-461-9728 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/17, 8/24. 8/31

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