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Volume 122 No. 9

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Black TV Mogul, Philanthropist Named to Kennedy Center Board

Government Shutdown Harder on Black Workers By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although the shutdown of the federal government that began Tuesday is affecting all Americans, a disproportionate portion of the 800,000 furloughed federal workers are African Americans, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Because government jobs have been more available to Blacks than

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By Zenitha Prince AFRO Contributing Writer

A U.S. Park Police officer stands in front of the Lincoln Memorial, which was closed to visitors.

A recent White House announcement is demonstrating once again that Shonda Rhimes is one of the most powerful women in Hollywood. President Obama recently appointed the Black writer, director and producer to the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Rhimes, a Golden Globe winner and three-time Emmy nominee, is best known as the creator of hit shows “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice.” She is one of two Black board appointees. Obama also appointed Frank F. Islam, a Black philanthropist and technology entrepreneur to the board.

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Teen Pleads Guilty to Woodley Park Metro Murder By AFRO Staff A Maryland teenager who was charged in the stabbing death of another youth at a Metro station last November in northwest D.C., recently pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, according to the U.S.

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Attorney’s Office. Chavez Myers, 18, of District Heights, Md. entered the guilty plea in D.C. Superior Court on Sept. 25. Prosecutors say Myers and a group of other teens attacked 18-year-old Olijawon Griffin at the Woodley Park Metro station on Nov. 17, 2012. If a judge decides to accept the plea bargain, Myers will be sentenced to 30 years in prison on Dec. 13. The teen was among a group of nine people that attacked Griffin. So far, five other teens have pleaded

guilty to adult felony charges in relation to the incident. Police say the group of teens conspired to steal items from people in the bustling Adam’s Morgan neighborhood. After taking the Metro to Woodley Park, they walked to the neighborhood around midnight and later robbed Griffin near a gas station on Adams Mill Road N.W. The victim was robbed of his Helly Hansen coat, hat and iPhone. The assailants then walked back to the Metro station to take the train back

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Black Pilots and Black Aviators Honored Black aviators and instructors were honored for their contributions to the field at an all-day event in Ft. Washington, Md. The day’s event began with a special one-hour flyover ceremony at the site of the Columbia Air Center (Black owned) in Upper Marlboro to honor the historical significance of the Columbia Air Center and to pay homage to early pioneers such as Herbert Jones, William Fauntroy Jr, Albert Young, Capt. Fred Pitcher and Gladys Otey, one of the first female pilots to fly at the historic center.

flight instructors and pilots who have contributed significantly to the field of general aviation and who are working to keep the dream of aviation alive for African Americans.

U.S. Airforce Pilots Alex Cole and Aaron Pierce Highlights of the luncheon at the National Golf Club at Tantallion in Ft. Washington

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to West Hyattsville. Griffin and two of his friends followed the group back to the station in an attempt to regain his stolen items. Evidence revealed that the assailants repeatedly punched, kicked and stomped one of Griffin’s companions while he was on the floor of the station platform. Griffin ran up to the mezzanine level in order to get the assailants away from his friend. Shortly thereafter, Myers came up from behind Griffin and stabbed him in the Continued on A6

Sidney Ribeau Stepping Down as Howard U. President By AFRO Staff Howard University President Sidney Ribeau announced Oct. 1 he will retire from his post in December after five years on the job. His announcement was an abrupt development after a three-day meeting of the board of trustees that included intense discussions, campus insiders said, about management and finances at one of the dominant institutions among historically Black colleges and universities. In a letter sent to students, faculty, administrators and supporters Ribeau, a communications scholar, said Continued on A3

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana pastor was fatally shot as he preached to a crowd of more than 60 during a revival service and a suspect has been arrested, law enforcement officials said Sept. 28. The shooting at about 8:20 p.m. Friday was at Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Saturday. Sixtyfive people were inside at the time, including the victim’s wife, said Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory. Deputies have no information on a motive or on whether the preacher and suspect knew each other, Myers said. Myers said Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. was shot twice by the gunman. The man went into the church while Harris was preaching and “walked up to him and shot him at close range,” Myers said. The suspect shot him again when Harris fell to the floor. The pastor was pronounced dead at the scene. Woodrow Karey, 53, of Ronald Harris Lake Charles is charged with second-degree murder and was held in the parish jail Saturday, Myers said. Karey’s bond has been set at $1 million. The gunman left the church, but Myers said Karey called the sheriff’s office and surrendered. Myers said after picking up Karey, deputies found two guns in a wooded area — one was a shotgun, the other a .22-caliber pistol. Myers said Karey has no known criminal history.

Three African Americans Receive ‘Genius’ MacArthur Fellow Awards

Three African Americans are among the recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowships for 2013 —an award that recognizes those who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement and potential in their creative pursuits. Kyle Abraham, Tarell McCraney and Carrie Mae Weems were among the 24 individuals who will each receive the $625,000 monetary award, which they can use to invest in their artistic visions in any manner they choose. “This year’s class of MacArthur Fellows is an extraordinary group of individuals who collectively reflect the breadth and depth of American creativity,” said Cecilia Conrad, vice president, MacArthur Fellows Program, in a statement.

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Abraham, McCraney and Weems, in particular, were celebrated for their unique expressions of the African-American experience. A 36-yearold dancer and Photos courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. choreographer, MacArthur Foundation Abraham is the Kyle Abraham founder of the New York-based company Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.Motion. His works often reflect his memories from his upbringing in Pittsburgh, Pa., such as his father’s battle with Alzheimer’s, even as they treat broader issues like gang and police violence that seem to resonate with broad audiences. Tarell McCraney As for McCraney, his creativity is wielded through the power of the pen. The 32-yearold playwright is known for re-imagining classic works and creating more contemporary pieces that are imbued with rich expressions of the AfricanCarrie Mae Weems American experience. And lastly, Weems is a veteran photographer and video artist, whose work provides insight into the complex legacy of African American identity, class, and culture in the United States. Through her evocative images, Weems tries to jolt society into an awareness of the harsh realities of the of race, class, and gender discrimination that exist. As a social activist, Weems also uses her talent to help others. She has contributed to public art campaigns meant to stop gun violence and to programs meant to train youth through visual art in Syracuse, N.Y. The 60-year-old said when she got the phone call telling her about the MacArthur fellowship, she put her head down and cried.

Former ESPN Analyst & NFL Star Faces Assault Charges

Former pro football standout and cable television sports analyst Hugh Douglas is scheduled to appear in a Connecticut court Oct. 21 to face third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation charges. He is free on $50,000 bail after being arrested and charged with the assault of a woman in a Hartford, Conn. hotel Sept. 24. Police arrested Douglas, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end, after responding to a report of a fight between Douglas and a woman at a Marriott hotel in Hartford. Douglas denied allegations by the victim, contained in court documents, that he “grabbed her by the neck” and “slammed her into the wall several times.” Douglas claimed the woman was injured during a sexual encounter that he described as “rough sex.” The arrest occurred a month after an incident with former ESPN colleague Michael Smith. Douglas was fired from ESPN in August after a widely witnessed verbal altercation with Michael A. Smith, with whom he co-hosted the ESPN show “Numbers Never Lie.” The altercation occurred during the July 31 – Aug. 4 National Association of Black Journalists convention in Orlando, Fla. Douglas played 10 years in the National Football League with the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars.


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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain N National Aquarium Leaving D.C. After 128 Years By Alan King AFRO Staff Writer

sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspiposted connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunda The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago for the Jennifer Hudson and other WASHINGTON (AP) — An of the U.S. Department of Commerce The 1,500 animals will be moved to Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot her ne relatives positively identified aquarium that opened its doors to building due to renovations. other locations, including thethe National multiple times in back seat blog, s visitors in 1885 is closing its doors in the The aquarium has been housed at the Aquarium in theSUV, months ofBaltimore, the vehicle.inThe regisporter nation’s capital. site near the National Mall since 1932. ahead. tered to Hudson’s murdered offere The National Aquarium is closing its For decades, it has drawn families and The aquarium’s board says with it is the brother, was towed anyon Washington location after the last visitors tourists to see fish, turtles, alligators and exploring ways maintain presence boy’stobody insideaand is being alive. processed by evidence techniSin leave Monday. Officials announced in snakes in the basement of the massive in Washington, but a site hasn’t been National Aquarium Hudso Wikimedia Commons May that the aquarium must move out federal building. determined.cians and workers. The body was later removed and taken to after a the Cook County Medical Idol,” Examiner’s office. Acade Hudson and other family the mo members arrived at the Medical stayed Continued from A1 Examiner’s office mid-afterThe Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. noon to identify the body. ed tha private sector employment continue to serve with skill, Given the choice between lookslowly over the years, especially honor, and courage. Air traffic A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in Mond ing directly at the body or under de jure segregation, controllers, prison guards, told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after viewing it on a wall-mounted news v Blacks, who comprise those who are with border Courtesy Photos 13.6 percent of the U.S. control — our Border Patrol Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who population, make up 17.7 will remain on their posts, was killed, as well as her brother, Jason. percent of the federal but their paychecks will be “remained strong for her famibeing convicted of attempted workforce. delayed until the government video screen, the family chose violen ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijackplate X584859 was found on the latter. According to the In f the body of her 7-year-old Overall, people of color reopens. NASA will shut “She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, nephew Monday, just hours represent 34 percent of the down almost entirely, but ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.” and ho after his body waswill found in a federal workforce. Latinos Mission Control remain was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also kiss th are 8 percent of government open to support the astronauts moment.” convicted in 1998 for possesing the workers, Asians are 5.8 serving on the Space Station.” The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Jason. percent, Native Americans Obama added, “I also Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in “Ev are 2.1 percent and Native want to be very clear about been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years throug when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and Hawaiian and other Pacific what would change. Office West, grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges. Islanders are .40 percent of buildings would close. area to No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, and Dallas Cowboys players By Alan King The boy remained missing federal employees. People Paychecks would be delayed. have t trying to distance him from the Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, AFROservices Staff Writer Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in of color are 37 percent of Vital that seniors young group, saying, “Barack Obama among the names submitted to in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers for wh the U.S. population, a figure and veterans, women and Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale election officials. Presidential candidate John projected to grow to 43.3 children, businesses and our Hurd said those workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run McCain’s attack on ACORN – Avenue. percent as soon as 2025 and economy on would be were doing those things without long and deep. He taught classes Associateddepend Community An Amber Alert – a desig57 percent by 2060. hamstrung. ACORN’s knowledge or permis- for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing OrganizationBusiness for Reformowners Now – Federal workers would him for President. sion, were fired. confirmssee thedelays successinofraising the children – was issued Friday But now ACORN is in trouble. “The evidence that has surconsidered non-essential to capital, seeking infrastructure organization, the head of the after Julian was discovered Reporter: There are at least faced so far shows they faked group says. the functioning of government permits, or rebuilding after missing after the murders. 11 investigations across the “This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they AP Photos Police arrested William were instructed not to report Hurricane Sandy. Veterans country involving thousands of didn’t do, not to stuff ballot we’ve done and success we’ve Balfour, the missing boy’s stepfor work as of Tuesday, the who’ve sacrificed for their ACORN boxes.” shehundred said, is the potentially had,” Maude president of father estranged husband first day of the new fiscal country will Hurd, find their pay — ACORN, and several retroactivefraudulent pay for the time by the and Bureau of Alcohol, and forms. victim of fraud, not the perpetraACORN, said in an interview of Julia, at his girlfriend’s year, because Congress failed support centers unstaffed. thousand more will be they were out. But there is Tobacco, and Firearms; welfare to finance and Announcer: Massive voter tor of it. with the AFRO. Southside apartment several to pass a permanent or interim Tourists will find every immediately and indefinitely no assurance that would work on more than 3,500 travel. fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders. Hurd said the only things “When this attack started, we budget in time to prevent a one of America’s furloughed happen this time. Members bankruptcy cases reportedly Federal Contractors – Of bogus are thewithout charges pay.” thempaid more than $800,000 to an had just announced national that we had Balfour’s mother, Michele, has federal shutdown, the first in parks and monuments, from The shutdown could have of Congress are exempt from was suspended; $18 billion in Washington, selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had registered 1.3 million new votnearly two decades. Yosemite to the Smithsonian dire consequences for our furloughs. cancellation of the D.C.-area contracts, $3.7 agrees. efforts. ers,” she said. “That’s just to say nothing to do with the slayings. It concluded, “Neither issue risky The impasse came as to Statue ofrunning Liberty, thatthe someone’s scared national security, according to Pressuring There isbanks also to concern that recruitment and testing of billion (more than 20 Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson ACORN northe its employees have loans. Nationwide fraud. because of ACORN’s a result of a Republicanimmediately closed. success.” And of a report by Congressional the shutdown willvoter be another federal law enforcement percent) reportedly were been foundService. guilty of, or even Barack judgment. McCain, is runningand for controlled House course, the who communities Research setbackObama. for the Bad already shaky officials reportedly affected adversely by the charged with, casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for president on the Republican tickdetermination to tie any small businesses that rely on According to the report, economy. occurred, including the hiring funding lapse; votes.” America. et, lashed out at treasures ACORN inforthe budget measure to defunding these national “Shutdown of the Federal Moddy’s Analytics of 400 border patrol agents; the National Institute of The problem came about prifinal debate against Barack the Affordable Care Act, the their livelihoods will be out of marily Government: Causes, estimates that a three to four and Standards and Technology because of the way Since McCain’s comments, Obama, contending the group “is SQUARE major provisions of which customers and out of luck. Processes, and Effects,” week shutdown could cost the delinquent child-support (NIST) was unable to issueHIGH ACORN operates. Rather than ACORN’s 87 offices have been on the verge of maybe perpetratwent into effect Tuesday. “And in keeping with published Sept. 23: “A economy about $55 billion, cases were delayed. a new rely on volunteers, it pays peobombarded with threats and ing one of the greatest frauds in On Monday, President the ramifications federal government aboutmail. equal the combined Parks, Museums, and standard for lights and ple, many of them poorshutdown or unem- racist voterbroad history in this country, Obama warned about the of a shutdown, think it’s of could have possible economic caused Monuments. Closure of 368 lamps that was scheduled to ployed, to sign up newnegative voters. The day disruption after the presidential maybe destroyingI the fabric The idea was to help both those debate, vandalsKatrina broke into democracy.” by Hurricane andthe National Park Service sites be effective January 1, 1996, being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle Factcheck.org, a non-partisan Superstorm Sandy. (loss of 7 million visitors) possibly resulting in the registration. offices andthe stolegovernment computers. Web site, found those claims to When reportedly occurred, with loss delayed product delivery and NOT ON TH BREAD Maud explained, “We have a After a Clevelandinrepresentative be “exaggerated,” with “no eviwas shutdown fiscal of tourism revenues to local lost sales; and employees of zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was dence of any such democracyyear 1996, according to the communities; and closure federal ate falsification of registration.” sent to the local office saying she destroying fraud.” Congressional Research of national museums and contractors reportedly Most news account neglect to “is going to have her life ended.” Hurd believes the McCain Service report: monuments (reportedly with were furloughed without pay. A worker in Providence, R.I., charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is Health – New patients an estimated loss of 2 Speaking in the Rose required by law to turn in all reg- received a threatening call sayed. LEFT RIGH were not accepted into clinical million visitors) occurred. Garden Tuesday, President istration forms. And they also fail ing, “We know you get off work She said, “Because it’s lowresearch at the National Visas and Passports – Obama said: “I will not to note that it was the organizaat 9” and uttered racial epithets. and moderate-income people, A caller to one office left a and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first Institutes of Health (NIH) Approximately 20,000-30,000 negotiate over Congress’s brought the phony registrations message on the answering McCain campaign thinks those clinical center; the Centers for applications by foreigners responsibility to pay bills it’s to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, voters are going to vote Disease Control andI was just for visas reportedly already racked up. I’m not The McCain camp apparently calling to let youceased know that Democratic, which is not necesPrevention disease went unprocessed each day; going to allow anybody to isn’t interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get sarily true.” surveillance; and hotline calls 200,000 U.S. applications for drag the good name of the points, preferring to air misleadhung. He’s a (expletive deleted) ACORN is no stranger to to NIH concerning passports reportedly went United States of America ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of controversy. diseases were not unprocessed; and U.S. tourist through the mud just to refight For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are answered. industries and airlines a settled election or extract fraudulent, and you need to go to organization has fought for social his political support. Law Enforcement and reportedly sustained ideological demands. Nobody McCain: I’m John McCain hell. All the niggers on oak trees. and economic justice for lowPublic Safety – Delays millions of dollars in losses. gets to hurt our economy and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung honand moderate-income 1 BANANA eys, they’re going to get assassiAnnouncer: Who is Barack Americans. With 400,000 memoccurred in the processing of American Veterans – and millions of hardworking The Martin Luther King, Jr. nated, they’re gonna get killed.” Obama? A man with “a political ber families organized into more alcohol, tobacco, firearms, Multiple services were families over a law you don’t Memorial was also closed. message said, “You baptism performed at warp than 1,200 neighborhood chapandAnother explosives applications curtailed, ranging from health like.” liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive speed.” Vast ambition. After colters in 110 cities nationwide, deleted). Welfare bums. You lege, he moved to Chicago. ACORN has over the years seen consequences of a federal important that everybody security implications as guys just (expletive deleted) its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. shutdown. understand the federal some entities wishing to Intothe Nation, we play favorites. come our country, consume There, Obama met Madeleine cating for affordable housing, “With regard to operations government is America’s take actions harmful to U.S. every natural resource there is, Talbot, part of the Chicago living wages, healthcare for the ofof one company that will continue: If you’re largest employer. than interests see the nation andInstead make a lot babies. That’s for auto protection, another for home and another for life, branch of may ACORN. He was so underserved— and More while organyou can just go with the one that offers the protection you need. Where you could on Social Security, you will 2izing million civilian workers as physically and politically all you guys do. And then suck impressive that he was asked to voter registration drives. save up to 25%, justeveryfor trusting one company to help protect all the things you love. keep receiving your checks. and 1.4 million vulnerable,” the staff. report stated. up the welfare and expect train the ACORN But none has beenactive-duty as withering else put to pay for your hospital What ACORN Chicago oneWe and baseless as this one. If you’re on Medicare, your military serve in all 50 states If thedid past is anyinguide, members first, because we don’t have shareholders. bills for your kids. I jus’ say let engage in? Bullying the presidential election doctor will still see you. andWith all around the world. In the shutdown mightbanks. be shortBefore age five, every room is a cl yourJoin kids the die. That’s theofbest Intimidation tactics. federal Disruption less event than two away, Nation one-stop shoppers. the of aweeks government Everyone’s mail will still be lived. The longest move. Just let your children die. of business. ACORN forced ACORN’s detractors allege the Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple shutdown, hundreds of delivered. And government shutdown lasted 21 days, Forget about paying for hospital to issue risky home loans. organizationofhas engaged in mas- banks counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learn thousands these dedicated operations related to national from Dec. 16, 1995 to Jan. 6, bills for them. I’m not gonna do The same types of loans that sive voter registration fraud after and help them enter school more prepared. That’ public servants who stay on security or public safety 1996. In past, furloughed it. You guys are lowlifes. And I caused thethe financial crisis we’re the reported discovery of bogus founded Grow Up Great and its Spanish-language equiva the job will do so without will go on. Our troops will federal workers received hope you all die.” in today. names, such as Mickey Mouse con Éxito, a 10-year, $100 million program to help pre Hurd thinks the hate calls will children for school and life. Pick up a free bilingual Sesa cease soon. “Happy, Healthy, Ready for School” kit at a PNC branc “In two weeks, I think these with all kinds of simple, everyday things you can do to h attacks will be over. But Barry I think it Lew Bowling Lumsden Waymon Lynch Matthew Thacker we can Jackie Walkerour communities s learn. 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Jesse Jackson: U.S. Must Make Next Move to Return Vet from Colombia By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief [FIRST OF TWO PARTS] HAVANA, Cuba (NNPA) – Jesse Jackson says now that Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos has rejected an unconditional offer from rebels to turn over a captured former military veteran to the civil rights leader, it is now up to the United States government to pressure Santos to allow the transfer. In an exclusive interview here with the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service, Jackson said: “The U.S. government must now use its leverage to get an American veteran out of Colombia who has been set free on an unconditional basis if I am able to bring him out. The question is whether the government is willing to leave him there rather than letting me bring him out. I hope that’s not the case.” Jackson, after persuading top officials of FARC (the Spanish acronym for Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia) Friday night to release Kevin Scott Sutay [who is sometimes referred to as Kevin Scott] to him, was clearly disappointed when he learned early Sunday morning that Santos, who Jackson had met two weeks ago in Colombia, had vetoed the transfer. In a statement Saturday, FARC said, “The release of U.S. citizen Kevin Scott is a unilateral decision of the FARC that strictly responds to humanitarian considerations. Nothing has been demanded in return for this gesture, which only aims to contribute to a positive environment for peace in Columbia.” The statement said, “The FARC-EP has taken the decision to ask Reverend Jesse Jackson to make available his experience and integrity to expedite Kevin Scott’s release. This mission will be accompanied by Mr. Carlos Lozanao Guillen, member of Colombians for Peace.” Santos tweeted his response Saturday night, saying: “Only the Red Cross will be authorised to arrange for the handover of the North American kidnapped by the FARC. We will not allow a media spectacle.” Santos’ decision was the latest twist in a three-month saga to gain the release of a former soldier who fought in Afghanistan. His release, if and when it comes, might be as bizarre as circumstances surrounding his capture on June 20 in the rural town of Retomo. According to Bloomberg News Service, “A week before

being abducted, Sutay said in an interview he planned to walk through more than 300 miles (483 kilometers) of rain forest to the town of Inrida, on the border with Venezuela. Staff members at Hotel Las Palmas in the provincial capital of San Jose del Guaviare, where Sutay was staying before he was abducted, were so concerned NNPA Photo by George E. Curry for their guest’s safety that they Jesse Jackson meets called police, hotel administrator with Conrad Tribble, Adriana Sanchez said. deputy chief of mission “’I explained to him that it for the U.S. Interest was dangerous, that it was an area Section in Cuba. without much military presence,’ Sanchez said in a telephone interview. ‘He kept insisting. So we called police and advised them that he wanted to make this trip, and they should take action.’ “National Police officers came to the hotel and tried ‘many times’ to dissuade Sutay from making the trip, Sanchez said.” Sutay, 26, was described as lanky and sporting a militarystyle crew cut. According the Los Angeles Times, he was an explosives specialist with the U.S. Navy. He refused to be talked out of his trip. At a dinner Saturday in a private dining room at Hotel Nacional in Havana with Jesse Jackson and his U.S. delegation, a top official of FARC’s Central High Command said when Sutay was captured, rebels suspected him of being a mercenary. The official, referred to as the commander, said “Citizen Kevin” was caught in the middle of the jungle in the heart of a war zone. He said at the time Sutay was captured, he had in his possession a knapsack that contained a military uniform, a watch with a photographic camera on it, and other items that would allow him to survive in the jungle. He said Sutay told them he had been out of the Navy for two years, that he had served in Afghanistan and recounted his life in general. According to FARC, Sutay had been hiking through Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, and Bogota prior to his capture. He was born in New York and entered Colombia on June 8, just 12 days before his capture.

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When It Comes to Health, Place Matters

By Brian Smedley

America’s Wire Writers Group WASHINGTON-The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is an achievement Americans can be proud of. Making sure that all our brothers and sisters, children and grandchildren, have proper health insurance makes us a stronger, more prosperous nation. Amid this important change, however, we cannot ignore the work that remains to be done, especially in communities of color. Insurance cards are not enough. To become a society with better health-not just better health coverage-we must also look at the role “place” plays in the lives of minority communities. Where we live, work and play is surprisingly predictive of lifespan. Within the city of Boston, for instance, people in some census tracts live 33 years less than those in nearby tracts. In Bernalillo County, N.M., the difference is 22 years. Researchers are releasing “Community Health Equity Reports” at the Place Matters 2013 National Health Equity Conference on Oct. 2 in Washington, D.C. Data from Baltimore, Birmingham, Ala., Chicago, New Orleans and other cities demonstrates that where you live is a powerful determinant for how long you’ll live. “Health equity” may sound like a jargon term, but it’s really a simple and just concept: all people should

have equal opportunities for good health. Unfortunately, in conversations, people often reduce health issues to questions of access to health care or to behavior; in other words, if people only ate right, exercised, or saw a doctor regularly, health inequities could be eliminated. Now, to be sure, access to high-quality health care is important, particularly for those who face health risks. And individuals should strive for active lifestyles and healthy diets. But a large and growing body of research demonstrates that the spaces and places where people live, work, study and play powerfully shape the opportunities they have to achieve good health. People of colorwho are still subject to persistent social, if not legal, segregation-are disproportionately located in unhealthy spaces. This is a major factor that helps explain the poorer health of many minority groups. Consider the numbers: One in four African Americans, one in six Hispanics, and one in eight American Indians in metropolitan America lives in a census tract in which 30 percent or more of the population is in poverty. But only an estimated one in 25 non-Hispanic whites live in one of these tracts. Neighborhood conditions can overwhelm even the most persistent and determined efforts of individuals to take steps to improve their health. Neighborhoods with high rates of poverty are subject to significant health risks, from the presence of polluting industries to the absence of a grocery offering fresh fruits and vegetables. These same communities typically have poorer quality

housing and transportation options, and are hit hardest by the home-mortgage lending crisis, which crushed wealth opportunities and disproportionately affected communities of color. Many of these neighborhoods also experience high rates of crime and violence, which affect even those who are not directly victimized, as a result of stress and an inability to exercise or play outside. Even healthcare providers, hospitals, and clinics are harder to find in these neighborhoods. It’s no wonder life-spans vary so greatly among neighborhoods, even those close to each other. Some policymakers are working to address these place-based disparities. Federal programs that stimulate investment in the nation’s hardest-hit communities are working to attract businesses, create jobs, and reduce the concentration of health risks. The Healthy Food Financing Initiative creates financial incentives for grocery stores or farmers’ markets to open in “food deserts.” And the Obama Administration’s “Promise Zones” initiative will streamline a host of federal “place-based” projects and offer technical assistance to jurisdictions that seek to stimulate economic activity and build ladders of opportunity Investments in vulnerable communities may be among the most cost-effective strategies to close the health gap and improve the overall health of the nation. A study commissioned by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies found that the direct medical costs associated with health inequities-in other words, additional costs of health care incurred because of the higher

“We reached the conclusion that perhaps this is not a mercenary, but maybe an adventurer,” the commander told Jackson. FARC has been in formal negotiations with Colombian officials to end the 50-year conflict. The talks, which began in Cuba last November, have produced significant progress, both sides have reported. A month after Sutay’s capture, FARC offered to release him. “Despite the right we have to hold Kevin Scott as a prisoner of war, we have taken the political decision to free him in the spirit of talks that are advancing in Havana with the Colombian government,” FARC said in a statement. It asked that a humanitarian commission be convened by former Sen. Piedad Cordoba that includes the International Committee of the Red Cross be established to facilitate Sutay’s release. Cordoba had previously brokered the release of prisoners held by FARC. However, Santos rejected some of the conditions for the release of the American and said he would not let FARC conduct a “media show.” Jackson said he thought he had overcome that objection when he met with Santos and, later, Sergio Jaramillo Caro, the High Commissioner for Peace. In both meetings, Jackson said he assured the officials that his interest extended beyond the release of one U.S. citizen. “We met with a group [FARC] not to just get him out, but to deal with the issue of their moving toward exchanging bullets for ballots, bringing them into the political process,” Jackson said in his interview with NNPA. “Second, they want to work with the rural poor to turn poppy seed farms into real agricultural food production. That’s the real issue around the drug flow out of Columbia to America.” Jackson repeated his point that the U.S. must do more to help him bring Kevin Sutay back home. “We know that the United States and Columbia have a relationship,” he said. “An American veteran is in captivity. The U.S. should help us bring him out. We obtained permission to bring him out. Now, we need help getting him. If the Colombian government takes a contrary position, that’s anti-American and will encourage other countries to capture Americans.” [NEXT: How Jesse Jackson negotiated Sutay’s release]

HBCUs Must Adapt to Teach the 21st Century Students by 2020. HBCU advocates say that will take greater investment in Black schools that have WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As historically trailed their White counterparts historically Black colleges and universities in resources ranging from infrastructure to adapt to the rapidly changing educational enrollment and endowment. landscape, advocates say that collaborative “We are still dealing with for the most partnerships in business, in the community part small liberal arts colleges and you are and on campus will be needed to ensure that in competition with very large universities HBCUs survive and thrive in and university systems,” the 21st century. said Johnson in reference to “My grandfather used to federal and private research tell me, ‘If someone tells you grant money. something three times, you In order to level the better start believing it,’” said playing field, Johnson Roosevelt Johnson, deputy suggested that HBCUs associate administrator of collaborate with each other education at the National and form coalitions. Aeronautics and Space Johnson encouraged Administration (NASA). “So, HBCU administrators NASA’s Roosevelt I’m going to tell you right now, to engage with NASA’s Johnson says it is time partnerships, partnerships, Minority University Research to believe. partnerships, and you better and Education Program that start believing it.” works with minority-serving Johnson spoke on a panel institutions on research titled, “Next Generation Partnerships: programs and increasing diversity in Science, Increasing Investment in Inward and Technology, Engineering and Mathematic Outward Facing Research and Innovation” fields, commonly known as STEM. during the National Historically Black “HBCUs need to understand their Colleges and Universities Week Conference own strengths but they just can’t stop held in Washington, D.C., a program hosted there because they are competing against by the White House Initiative on Historically universities who have established Black Colleges and Universities during relationships, more resources and staff National HBCU Week. members solely focused on creating these The White House Initiative on partnerships,” said Ivory Toldson, deputy Historically Black Colleges and Universities director of White House Initiative on dates back to 1980 when President Jimmy Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Carter signed executive order 12232 “If you’re at an HBCU, you may be dedicating a federal program to ameliorate teaching classes you may be performing the ongoing effects of racial discrimination research, participating in committees and in higher education. Since then, every United building relationships at the same time,” said States president has expanded the efforts Toldson. and reach of program. In 2002, President During a panel discussion titled, George W. Bush moved the White House “Strengthening the Dream Through Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Intergenerational Leadership,” speakers Universities to the Department of Education. addressed the need for HBCUs to form In a 2012 proclamation, President stronger relationships with the communities Obama touted the role that HBCUs will play where they reside. in achieving “goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent

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burden of disease and illness experienced by minoritieswas nearly $230 billion between 2003 and 2006. Add the indirect costs, such as lost wages and productivity and lost tax revenue, and the total cost of health inequities for the nation was $1.24 trillion. Our nation’s poorest need

health insurance. But we cannot afford to stop there. Only by recognizing and then erasing the deep divides that create communities with fewer health opportunities can we create a nation of individuals with the chance to reach their full potentials.

Dr. Brian D. Smedley is vice president and director of the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, DC. America’s Wire is an independent, nonprofit news service run by the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.


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Three-Time Survivor Woman Exposes Cancer Through The Lens By Taryn Finley Special to the AFRO Andrene Taylor celebrated her 35th birthday a day early Sept. 23 with cake, drinks, friends and an exhibit of photos of women who have survived cancer. Seven women of different shades of Black stood before a crowd in a D.C. Chinatown gallery to share their battle with the ugly beast that is cancer. Each of their stories were unique, from the emotions they felt to their methods of dealing with the disease. To accompany their stories, they also shared their work through Taylor’s event, The Exposures Project. Under the non-profit organization ZuriWorks, this project is an expressive photography class and support group that teaches women affected by cancer to use photography and their experiences to become health advocates in their communities. Given only months to live at the age of 25 by doctors, Andrene stands strong today after defeating blood cancer three times and surviving five chemotherapy treatments among other procedures. Although it began with a focus on her experience in mind, she decided to broaden the scope of the project. “Oftentimes, you don’t see images of Black women who can say, ‘I’m a survivor,’” said Andrene. “I just really wanted women, specifically women of color, to share their stories and their experience and their hope. I also wanted to provide an opportunity for women to support one another while also learning something and so that’s what started this project.” The women, ranging from ages 29 to 69, met bi-weekly for their lessons. There were even a few cases when they would come straight from doctor’s appointments or surgery to meet with

their instructor Kea Taylor. “We really wanted to communicate the different aspects of dealing with cancer,” said Kea. “Every shoot was like a spiritual experience. You would never know that they were dealing with all the things that they’re dealing with because they handle it with such grace and such courage.” The gallery was filled with portraits that evoked the raw and vulnerable experience that is living with cancer told through these women’s lives. One of the women featured was Monica Wells-Kisura, 47. She is a survivor of highly stigmatized lung cancer and she is a non-smoker. “It was particularly moving because I got to shine a lens on part of my life that has been particularly private and that is often hidden from the world,” said Wells-Kisura. “The most important thing that this project offered us was an opportunity to not talk about cancer but to actually spend our time being in the midst of celebrating life as we are experiencing it right now.” This project has had as much of an impact on the spearhead as it has the participants. “The more that I talk with women, the more that I helped, they more that they participate, the more that we can reach women and hear about their stories, it heals me. My life is not just for me, my experience is not just for me, I have to show up because I know that they’re counting on me. That’s what motivates me.” The portraits are available for purchase with all proceeds going to help ZuriWorks fund more events for cancer victims. More information on ZuriWorks can be found at http://www. zuriworks.org.

AmeriHealth D.C. to Address Improving Diabetes Treatment By Blair Adams AFRO Staff Writer

Karen Dale, executive director of AmeriHealth D.C., said Oct. 1 that the new Medicaid manager in D.C. will hold a three-day conference on how D.C. healthcare providers and insurers can improve diabetes treatment. On Oct. 3, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C., Dale will convene Diabetes Innovation 2013, which will bring together some of the leading diabetes experts—to improve access to and coordination of care within the District’s health care system, improve healthcare effectiveness and data information and reduce participants’ health care cost. “There is an opportunity to improve the management of diabetes in the city, particularly among its more vulnerable populations,” Dale said in a statement. “And health insurers and the

city’s hospitals are collaborating to make this happen.” According to the D.C. Department of Health, more than one in every 12 of the District’s residents have diabetes and only nine of the 50 U.S. states have a higher rate of diabetes-related deaths. Dale will discuss implementing the Capital Clinical Integrated Network (CCIN), a project funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aimed at improving health outcomes for the District’s Medicaid population through an integrated system of care. “CCIN is an example of how health care providers and insures serving those at risk or with complex health needs can work together to help even the sickest and hardest-to-reach people access quality health care,” Dale said. The conference is organized by the Joslin Diabetes Center and will occur from Oct. 3- 5.

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Black Women Murdered by Men Three Times Rate of White Females By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black women are murdered by men, often their present or past husbands or lovers, at a rate that is nearly three times the murder rate of White women killed by men, according to a report by the Violence Policy Center. The report titled, “When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data,” found that, “black females were murdered by males at a rate of 2.61 per 100,000, compared to a rate of 0.99 per 100,000 for white females.” In a statement accompanying the study, Kristen Rand, legislative director for the Violence Policy Center, a Washington-based national educational organization working to stop gun death and injury, said: “The sad reality is that women are nearly always murdered by someone they know.” That sad reality is even more evident for Black women. VPC reported that 94 percent of Black females murdered by men knew their killers. The average age of Black female homicide victims was 34 years old. More than half of the Black women murdered were killed by gunfire, and 52 percent died at the hands of their husbands, ex-husbands or boyfriends. More than 90 percent died during the course of an argument. When the murder weapons were identified, 51 percent of Black females were shot and killed with guns, 82 percent of them handguns. Not surprisingly, 93 percent of the homicides were intra-racial.

“Nine women each week are shot to death by their husband or intimate partner,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “That’s nearly 500 domestic gun violence deaths each year – more than twice the number of servicewomen killed in military conflicts since the Korean War.” The vast majority of all homicides involve people who

“…black females were murdered by males at a rate of 2.61 per 100,000, compared to a rate of 0.99 per 100,000 for white females.” – Violence Policy Center report know each other. Some experts believe that the faith of Black women may contribute to their choice to stay in an abusive relationship when they should go. According to a 2012 Kaiser Family Foundation study, 74 percent of Black women said that “living a religious life” was very important, the highest rate among all sub groups. Only 57 percent of White women said that “living a religious life” was very important to them. In an interview with Dallas Morning News Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House in Dallas, said that

faith can be just one of the factors that contribute to domestic violence. Jakes noted that reports domestic violence increased during the Great Recession. Blacks, particularly, Black men continue to suffer through recession-level unemployment rates that are often double the rates of their White counterparts. “Anger and rage are building up in the hearts of men who feel helpless and hopeless,” said Jakes. “And more and more, men have rage that is suppressed. We have got to find a better way to handle our frustrations.” In order, South Carolina, Alaska, Oklahoma, Delaware, Arizona, Tennessee, Idaho, West Virginia, Louisiana and New Mexico have the highest rates of all women killed by men in single victim/single offender cases. Rand said that new policies are needed from local communities to the federal government to protect women from harm. In March, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act that women’s rights advocates hope will curb domestic murder rates. They are also urging lawmakers to step up enforcement of background checks to keep guns out of the hands of people with domestic violence arrests on their records. “The picture that emerges from ‘When Men Murder Women’ is that women face the greatest threat from someone they know, most often a spouse or intimate acquaintance, who is armed with a gun,” the report stated. “For women in America, guns are not used to save lives, but to take them.”

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Islam is the Chairman/CEO of FI Investment Group LLC (FIIG), an investment firm he founded in 2007. The president also appointed financier David Rubenstein, Alexandra Stanton, international trade and business development executive; art gallery owner Amalia Perea Mahoney, and media CEO Walter F. Ulloa to the board. “I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their talents to serving the American people at this important time for our country,” Obama said in a statement. “I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.” The Kennedy Center bills itself as the U.S. “national cultural center.” Located on the banks of the Potomac River near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the center is also a “living memorial” to former president John F. Kennedy, who was a champion of the arts. The board of trustees is the governing body for the institution, with members serving six-year terms. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation. “They as a group, led by the chairman, run the Kennedy

Center…; they control the finances,” explained Center spokesman John Dow. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Rhimes has been working her way through Hollywood’s ranks since the early 1990s. She served as research director for a 1995 documentary called Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. Then in 1998, she directed her first short film, titled, Blossoms and Veils. From then on, the writing opportunities continued to flow—1999’s Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, 2001’s Crossroads, and 2004’s Princess Diaries 2. But it wasn’t until the 2005 breakthrough television series, “Grey’s Anatomy,”

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which was produced by Rhimes’ production company Shondaland, that the Chicago native really struck it big. And, since then, many audiences across the world avidly look forward to their weekly sojourns into “Shondaland.” In addition to her singular impact on audiences, Rhimes has also had a significant impact on the entertainment

industry—raising the profile of many actors and also injecting an element of inclusiveness that has been missing from film and television since their inception, observers said. “Shonda is one of the most creative and charismatic individuals in the entertainment business today,” said Robin Harrison of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau. “Her artistic talents, which embrace diversity and inclusiveness, are assets that will serve the Kennedy Center well.” In addition to her Golden Globe and Emmy nominations, Rhimes has been recognized with the Television Producer of the Year award from the Producers Guild of America, the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television from Women in Film, and won the Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series from the NAACP from 2007 to 2011 and again in 2013.

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several residence halls. “Serving as the president of Howard University was the opportunity of a lifetime. In nearly 150 years, only 16 people have had this privilege. It is one I will always treasure. Again, I would like to thank the entire community for supporting me, for extending a collegial spirit and for helping us to expand and renew the Capstone.” Ribeau came to Howard from Bowling Green State University in 2008 following the resignation of H. Patrick Swygert who had been the Howard president since 1995. Ribeau had served as the Bowling Green State University president for 13 years. Once at Howard he emphasized fields such as science, technology, engineering and math over

majors such as fashion merchandizing. The university’s Board of Trustees has appointed Wayne A.I. Frederick, 42, Howard’s interim president. Frederick had previously been Howard’s provost since June 2012. Ribeau is a Detroit, Mich. native and holds masters and doctoral degrees in interpersonal communication from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign. During his presidency student enrollment declined, but rose this year as reflected by the registration of the second largest freshman class in Howard history. The school also experienced a drop in federal funding as a result of sequestration, and a slide in the U.S. News’ annual ranking of the nation’s colleges.

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heart. The teen died a short time after the attack. After announcing the plea, U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen said he hopes the case sends a message to would-be criminals. “We hope this prosecution sends an unambiguous message to young people tempted to join their friends to carry out robberies and other acts of violence in our city,” he said. Police Chief Cathy Lanier called the incident a “senseless crime.” “The Metropolitan Police Department and our law enforcement partners will not tolerate this in our city, and these criminals will be held accountable for their actions,” she said.

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It’s Time for a Living Wage for All Last week I proposed common-sense legislation to ensure a real living wage for every worker in D.C. Our social justice advocates have led a contagious battle, and just this week California caught the bug and became the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $10 per hour. Now it us up to all of us to keep the fight for a living wage moving forward in D.C. - to make our city a great place for every resident to live, work, and raise a family. The reasons are obvious: D.C. needs a real living wage so working people in every part of the city can earn enough to support their families. The minimum wage has fallen behind the rising cost of living, and families who depend on it are falling further, too. This challenge is especially acute here in D.C., where necessities like decent housing and groceries can be out of reach for a full-time minimum wage worker who earns just $17,000 per year. As a former D.C. social worker, I know the enormous pressure economic insecurity can create in a family. I’ve seen parents working two or three low-wage jobs while they struggle to raise their children, keep them in school, and put them on a path to greater success. It doesn’t have to be this way. Business, the government, and the community must share responsibility. My Living Wage for All D.C. plan ensures that every worker in D.C. can earn enough to raise a family by: increasing the minimum

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wage over each of the next two years to $10.25, and then indexing it to keep up with the cost of urban living; significantly increasing income tax deductions, helping lower income households keep more of their hard-earned pay and moving the city toward a more progressive tax code; and increasing tax credits for small businesses, and lowering their property taxes, so they can prosper while creating good paying jobs in every community. My Living Wage for All D.C. proposal is supported by a majority on the D.C. Council and has brought business and the D.C. Chamber of Commerce to the table. I call on Mayor Gray to support this legislation as well. It’s proof that when government and businesses work together, we can encourage job growth and spread prosperity and opportunity to every part of our city.

The Year of the Black Quarterback “The NFL is entering the golden age of Black quarterbacks.” - Jason McIntyre, writing in “The Big Lead”

Sports is one of the most race-neutral meritocracies in America. From the recordshattering feats of Jesse Owens to the transcendent accomplishments of Serena and Venus Williams, there is no doubt that African Marc H. Morial Americans can excel at the NNPA Columnist highest levels in any sport if given a chance. Historically, that chance has rarely been given to aspiring Black professional quarterbacks. For decades, the prevailing view seemed to be that while African Americans made good runners, blockers and receivers, they did not possess the ability or intellect to be quarterback – the on-the-field CEO – of a National Football League team. At one time, a Black NFL quarterback was as unthinkable as a Black American president. But, what was once a rarity is now becoming the norm.

In 1920, Frederick Douglass “Fritz” Pollard became professional football’s first Black quarterback, leading the Akron Pros to victory in the NFL’s inaugural championship game. It wasn’t until almost 50 years later on the first Sunday of the 1969 regular season that James Harris, playing for the Buffalo Bills, became the first Black professional quarterback to start on an opening day – and subsequently the first Black NFL quarterback to be a full-time starter at that position. From 1969-1977, with the exception of a six-game start in 1974 by Joe Gilliam for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Harris was the only starting Black quarterback in the NFL. In 1988, Doug Williams became the first Black quarterback to start in and win a Super Bowl. A stellar few have joined them in the modern era – Warren Moon, Randall Cunningham, Steve McNair and Donovan McNabb come to mind. But according to a 2012 article in Pro Football Weekly, “Surprisingly, based on the overwhelming majority of black players in the league, only four, or 12.5 percent, of the 32 starting QBs in the league on the final day of the 2011 regular season were black.” The 2013 season has seen that number more than double. The third week of this year’s NFL season saw nine starting Black quarterbacks take the field for their teams — the most in history. They include: Robert Griffin III (RGIII) in Washington; Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks; Terrelle Pryor, Oakland Raiders; Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers; E.J. Manuel,

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Buffalo Bills; Geno Smith, New York Jets; Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles; Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; and Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers. The trend is accelerating, and the new class of Black quarterbacks is making history. Jason McIntyre, co-founder of The Big Lead, a popular sports website, predicts that “it is conceivable that by week one in 2015, half the 32 NFL teams will have a black starting QB.” This is not to imply that we should only root for Black quarterbacks. I began this column by noting how sports is largely a color-blind meritocracy. As a native of New Orleans, I still root for Drew Brees on Sundays, and most of the Black NFL quarterbacks will tell you themselves that race doesn’t matter. Their only goal is to compete and win. But as we celebrate 50 years of African American progress, I cannot help but note that another barrier in sports is falling. More Black quarterbacks are getting a chance to excel on the field and earn the dignity, big salaries and endorsements that come with their success. That is good for football and good for America. Think about that as you sit back and enjoy another weekend of NFL skirmishes. And may the best man – the best team – win. Marc H. Morial, former mayor of New Orleans, is president and CEO of the National Urban League.

‘I am Morris Brown College’ —A Plea to Save an HBCU Almost 131 years ago, Steward Wylie, a member of Jeffrey Miller Atlanta’s Big Bethel AME Church, made a courageous plea to his church members that if they could furnish a room at Clark College, they could build a school of their own. Armed with faith and belief in his mission, Morris Brown College, one of Georgia’s most treasured institutions, opened its doors. It is this type of fortitude and dedication to higher education upon which the college was founded. It stands to reason why its alumni and supporters are fiercely committed to stopping the financial hemorrhaging of its beloved institution. As many were unfortunately led to believe in the media, the developers FD LLC had no intention on building a check cashing store, pawn shops or any establishment of that kind on or near the campus. In fact, the plan called for a stateof-the-art hotel to be built with secured parking for guest. Morris Brown would partner with the hotel to re-establish its Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Program, which for many years, was an internationally-renowned program. This plan did not pose a threat in any way to the health and

well-being of the neighborhood in which the students live and study. Instead, this economic engine could have fueled significant benefits to the Atlanta University Center and the surrounding community by creating a first-class conference center that could compete successfully statewide for educational and other conferences and meetings. In August 2012, Morris Brown filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to prevent the foreclosure and sale of the school at an auction. The college has since formed a strategic planning committee of qualified professionals from highlyrespected accounting and financial firms to help with the reorganization process, streamline the fundraising process, and ensure adequate funding resources to meet monthly financial obligations. Measures are in place to create greater accountability and transparency from its administrators. Finally, alumni across the globe have pledged their financial support to their alma mater. The closure of Morris Brown would serve as a detrimental loss to the city of Atlanta. The college has empowered hundreds and thousands of men and women including Alberta Williams King, the mother of Dr. King, Gloria Atchison, wife

of business executive and Tea Party activist Herman Cain, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Alan McPherson, Mrs. Sylvia Reed, the mother of Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed, and countless of other notables. Many of Morris Brown’s graduates were from lower socioeconomic backgrounds; the first in their families to graduate from college. These individuals are now accomplished and are visionary leaders in their fields. Even with the unfortunate loss of its accreditation, the school has maintained its mission of academic achievement by fostering intellectual vigor to develop each student’s potential. Although Morris Brown’s financial challenges seem insurmountable, one can only be reminded of its rich legacy, the commitment of its founding fathers, and the graduates who have made their indelible mark on society and the nation. On behalf of the alumni and supporters of Morris Brown College, we kindly ask for your prayers and support as we lay the foundation for a viable future. Mr. Miller is a 2012 graduate of Morris Brown College.

Letters to the Editor Civil Rights - Thanks

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the recent newspaper document called Civil Rights – Why We March. I learned so much about the who, what and why of my history. There was so much that I had forgotten, or indeed, never heard before. The documentation of the first period, 1901-1919, stirred me so that I have much research to do on my own as part of my “re-education.” Thank you again, for bringing our story to all who are interested in the truth of why marches were/are needed. Frances Plummer Educational consultant, history lover Baltimore

Parity and college sports

I’m a college sports fan who thinks that major universities are bullying small colleges and HBCUs who are also NCAA members. Each weekend during the football and basketball seasons we have to watch the horrendous scores of major NCAA powerhouses crushing small colleges and universities on the football fields and basketball arenas. This weekend, Sept. 21, for example, Miami U. beat Savannah State 77-7, Florida state beat Bethune-Cookman 54-6 and

Louisville beat Florida International 77-0. How can a coach from these defeated colleges and their counterparts recruit a high school prospect when he’s looking at the same scores we are viewing. Nevertheless, on occasions we may get the chance to see a small college Appalachian State (David) slay a powerhouse Michigan (Goliath) several years ago or Coppin State U. defeat South Carolina U. in the NCAA basketball tournament in the 1990s. Some people will say that the powerhouses are doing the small colleges and universities a favor by paying them lucrative fees that can be used to fund their athletic departments. That may be true; however, the fees from the games do not put most athletic programs in the financially stable status. One solution that could be considered is matching funds provided by the NCAA for each football and basketball game scheduled. Let’s remember the powerhouse universities football teams subsidize a major portion of their athletic departments’ budgets annually. We know that the NCAA makes millions of dollars each year and the matching funds could help get the smaller schools out of a budget deficit. The small colleges and HBCUs’ alumni from these small institutions of higher learning are embarrassed, laughed at and ridiculed by co-workers and peers on a weekly basis during the fall and spring months of the year. The NCAA should appoint a committee to see how this form of bullying can be stopped. Larry Harcum Baltimore


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The souvenir program booklet Heather Foster, White House Office of Public Engagement making remarks

The Chair’s Angel Award Recipients

The National Congress of Black Women (NCBW) presented the 2013 Audacity of Truth awards for Black achievement and service Sept. 22. Cited for their professional achievement and public service were singer Bettye LaVette; The Nielsen Co. Vice President Cheryl PearsonMcNeil; Tamika Mallory, former head of the National Action Network; Ellie Hylton, who graduated in June with the highest grade point average in her class To her at Harvard College; WUSA 9 broadcaster JC Hayward; National surprise, Association for Equal Opportunity Dr. Williams is being in Higher Education President presented Lezli Baskerville; Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) and Darnell Lee, president with the and CEO of W&T Travel Services. Global NCBW issued a posthumous award Inspirational for achievement and service to civil Award rights pioneer Vivian Malone Jones, who helped integrate the University of Alabama. Tony Williams of Comcast, making remarks

Reciting the poem, “The Smile of a Black Woman” by Ty Gray-El

Gregory Lipcomb, Dr. Williams introduces Gabrielle Williams “Greekworks” fraternity and sorority (left), author, speaker and owner of personalized products Jewelz of Jordan

Ernie Ward (right), Goodyear Tire Co., presents the raffle winner, Robin Williams with a new set of tires

Local business owner/operator, Darnell Lee, recipient of the Good Brother Award; with his wife, Alverta Lopez and celebrity chef, Daniel Thomas

Beverly Willie, Ingrid O’Neal, Donna Powell, chair, Prince William County, VA NCBW; JC Hayward, WUSA9 and Gloria Boyd Yarbrough

Mr. Tolbert

Rep. Robin Kelly, Mamie Rodgers and Trish Morris-Yamba

The Dave Bass Band

(Standing) Tamara Jones, Gary Flowers, Robin Williams and Brian Henderson; (Seated) Alfreda Davis and Twanda Turner-Hawkins

Photos by Rob Roberts

A surprise birthday celebration was held for 90-year-old Roberta S. Phillips of Baltimore on Sept. 21. The event, which was held at the Forum Caterers, was planned by her daughter, Dr. Odessa D. Dorkins. Numerous close family members and friends attended the affair, which had a roaring ‘20s theme.

The Davis Dancers 90 candle birthday cake

Mrs. Roberta Philips standing beside a 1924 Chevy

Honoree, Mrs. Phillips, the Rev. H. Walden Wilson II, and Thomas Phillips, the honoree’s son

Kayla McLean Jones, 8 year old, 5th generation of the honoree

Mrs. Estelle Thomas, friend celebrating her 90th birthday

Van Roderick L. McLean Sr. grandson, honoree, Mrs. Phillips and Thomas Phillips, son

Dr. Odessa D. Dorkins, daughter

Eartha Lampkin singing “Give Me My Flowers”

Committee members are, from left, Barbara Howard, Kenya Stallworth, Dorothy Richburg, Rev. Wilson, pastor, Israel Baptist Church, Yvonne Fletcher and Rosa White

Sylvia Sampson and Hilda Phillips with roses for honoree

Anthony Battle, Rosa White, Essie Jackson, Kenya, Liel and Eddie Stallworth and Wendell Fowlkes Photos by JD Howard


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Meet The Pastor

FAITH

Rev. Raymond Massenburg, Ph.D., age 46 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 217 N Carey St  Baltimore, Md. 21223 Years served: 2 Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Education: DePaul University, Chicago, Ill.; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.; University of Illinois, Chicago; and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, Ill. How did you hear your calling? The story of my call to ministry has been a lot of different steps. I actually heard my call first when I was a little boy, but I wasn’t ready to take it seriously until I was in my 30sI found the Episcopal Church haphazardly; one of my fraternity brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., happened to be a Rector of a big thriving church in Chicago. I started attending that church. I was studying and I had become a professor. My plan was to be a professor and have a church on the Southside of Chicago. But while I was in seminary I was working with another rector who was a fulltime doctor and a rector. I thought that he was overwhelmed. At that point I realized that if I was going to be a rector or priest, I needed to focus full time. What was the biggest surprise when you started ministry? My biggest surprise in coming to St. Luke’s is how active and strong the parishioners are. They are my greatest blessings because they are both wise and strong and have strong theological and spiritual backgrounds. What aspect are you most proud of? The Episcopal Church nationally has been seeing a decrease in membership; however, since I have been at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the church has been growing by leaps and bounds. I think it has a lot to do with the spirit of the people and the energy of the place. What’s the most exciting thing about your ministry? St. Luke’s is a historically Black congregation with a very unique challenge. The church was built pretty much right after slavery. However, we are now in an area that is predominately white or multicultural. We have a large LGBTQ community around us. The most exciting thing is how we will embrace diversity and what that will mean for a place like St. Luke’s and our history. How does social media enhance your ministry, or not? One thing for sure is that social media does play a role. Nowadays before someone comes to your church, they want to find who you are on the internet and they want to see what you are about. Our website is www.stlukesdc.org. I’m active on twitter @ RevRayMass and I have over 1,000 followers.

Who in your community most inspires you? I’m inspired by Joseph Wysocki, a Roman Catholic Priest, who is Caucasian. He has come to this church and has really put together a wonderful and thriving music program. It’s like the St. Luke’s of old.

What’s your favorite form of recreation and self-care? I like to relax and hang out with my family. I have a wonderful wife, my bride, Yvonne of 11 years and we have two sons, Raymond and Malcolm, who serve as acolytes. I like spending family time with my wife and sons. I like to work out at the gym.

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A Fair of a Weekend: 2013 DC State Fair and Barracks Row Fall Festival Takes Over Capitol Hill

(Photos by Mia Hawkins and Danita Delaney)

There’s no produce or prize-winning livestock in D.C., to speak of, but that hasn’t stopped the District of Columbia from holding a state fair. The D.C. State Fair again joined the Barracks Row Fall Festival this year, showcasing creative contests with categories such as “The Funkiest –Looking Vegetable Contest” and the “Heaviest Fruit Contest”, highlighting D.C. resident’s talent and love for urban agriculture. That was just part of what fairgoers saw at the Barracks Row on Eighth Street, S.E. saw. There was a petting zoo - where llamas, goats, pigs and rabbits were waiting to meet anxious children; acrobats and local performers, and over 100 booths of goods, activities and information. In conjunction with the D.C. State Fair, the Southeast Branch of the D.C. Public Library hosted a Seed Saving

Talk and Swap. Mia HayesHawkins, a master gardener, shared techniques for saving seeds from garden harvests. Garden enthusiasts came with questions and many seeds to share, making the entire day a fun-filled affair on Capitol Hill. Barrack’s Row is a vibrant business district and community steeped in history. Located along Eighth Street, S.E., it continues to be revitalized while reconnecting Capitol Hill to the Anacostia River using historic preservation and the

arts. To learn more about the Barracks Row Fall Festival and this year’s event, please visit www.barracksrow.org. Also visit www.dcstatefair.org to find more information on this year’s event.


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ARTS & CULTURE

A Play Capturing the Civil Rights Movement’s Sweep Manough exemplifies the celebration of hard work and peaceful married life in Gee’s Bend to Sadie through Macon, yet becomes sick as he cares for Sadie and their children during tough economic times. Audiences will be enthralled by the passionate and soulful In later scenes, a 40-year old Sadie realizes there is more to melodies of old gospel songs, the display of unwavering life beyond the Bend, and gets her independent-minded sister braveness during the Civil Rights Movement and the powerful Nella, played by Moorer, to follow her in support of the Civil tapestry of unique African-American quilting traditions, as Rights movement in 1965. The character Nella showcases they watch the musical “Gee’s Bend”, written by Elyzabeth defiance to traditional roles in the home, yet exposes “real life” Gregory Wilder, currently being performed at the Metro Stage on stage as she nervously follows her sister’s journey behind in Alexandria, Va. the footsteps of Dr. Martin L. King Jr. The play explores the life and times as Sadie Pettway, Told through African-American spirituals and hymns, portrayed by Washington, D.C.’s Roz White, who recounts Moorer and White give truth to the impact of King’s visit to Sadie’s experiences in 1939, 1965 and 2002 on a secluded Gee’s Bend Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on a rainy night, stretch by a bend in the Alabama River, 60 miles southwest of Margaret Moorer, Duyen Washington, Roz White in ‘Gee’s Sadie’s march with him to Selma, and both Sadie and Nella Montgomery, in rural Alabama. registering to vote in nearby Camden and drinking from a Bend’ Other actors featured in Gee’s Bend are Duyen Washington, “Whites Only” water fountain. Despite the beating and Margo Moorer, and Anthony Manough. The play is directed and choreographed by Thomas bruises from the police during the Selma march and also from her ailing husband Macon, White W. Jones II; music direction is by William Hubbard and William Knowles. Musician Greg gives us a glimpse of Sadie as a courageous woman who stands her ground and her principles. Holloway is featured on percussion. Gee’s Bend will be performed at Metro Stage through Despite the rural ferry being discontinued due to the audaciousness of Blacks registering to November 3, 2013. vote, Sadie is forced to support herself without connection to the larger world through Camden In dramatizing the life of a rural Alabama Black girl, White said she saw “a lot of myself in and after the untimely death of her husband Macon. Sadie, absolutely.” Sadie’s mother, played by Washington, who in 1939 attempts to prepare her Performances of Gee’s Bend at Metro Stage, 1201 North Royal Street, Alexandria, Va. Are for cooking, cleaning and making authentic quilts from old worn clothing, ends up preparing scheduled through Nov. 3. General admission tickets cost $50. Visit www.metrostage.org for Sadie for marriage and babies with tenant farmer Macon Pettway, played by Manough. more information. Gee’s Bend Reviewed by Andrea “Aunni” Young Special to the AFRO

12 Years a Slave

A Black Brit Looks at American Slavery By Kam Williams

Steven Rodney McQueen’s criticallyacclaimed directorial debut, Hunger, won the Camera d’Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. He followed that up with the incendiary Steve McQueen offering Shame, a well-received, thought-provoking drama about addiction and secrecy in the modern world. Steve and his wife, cultural critic Bianca Stigter, live and work in Amsterdam which is where they are raising their son, Dexter, and daughter, Alex. Here, he talks about his latest film, 12 Years a Slave, which recently won the People’s Choice Awards for best film and best director at the Toronto Film Festival. Kam Williams: Hi Steve. Thanks for honoring me with the opportunity to interview you. Steve McQueen: Thanks so much for the interest, Kam. KW: I’ve loved all three of your feature films, this new one, and Hunger and Shame as well. They are so different

from each other and yet quite remarkable and memorable, each in their own way. SM: Thank you. Well, I do my best. I’m just happy that people are responding to the films as positively as they are. To be honest with you, it’s one of those things where we’re just happy to get them made. When you get to make something, you always hope people will go and see it. And we’re very, very pleased by the response to 12 Years a Slave. It’s kind of humbling and remarkable. KW: What does it mean to you to be in charge of adapting Solomon Northup’s memoir? How do you explain that his autobiography was buried for around a hundred years contrary to those of some of his contemporaries like Frederick Douglass? SM: Solomon Northrup’s story was buried for so long. When the book first came out in 1853, it was a phenomenal best seller for its time, and sold 27,000 copies in 18 months. But Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published the following year, and that was it for 12 Years a Slave. It fell into obscurity. Academics knew about the memoir but it otherwise became lost. KW: In a film described as a historical drama, how do you establish a healthy balance between history and drama? SM: As a filmmaker I was interested in illustrating the history of what slavery was about, which was slave labor. So, at the same time you’re following Solomon’s adventure of trying to get home, in the background you simultaneously see the horrors and pains of what slavery was about.

Iron Man 3

Don Cheadle Helps Robert Downey Jr. Save the World—Again Pearce), a disabled scientist who ostensibly covets an This film is the experimental drug seventh installment being developed in the Marvel by Stark Industries Cinematic Universe botanist Dr. Maya series kickstarted Hansen (Rebecca by Iron Man 1 in Hall). The storyline 2008 and followed immediately fastin succession by forwards from Y2K Don Cheadle and Robert Downew Jr. in Iron Man 3 The Incredible to the present as a Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers. string of bombings are being ostensibly orchestrated by The This episode remains true to the basic comic book adaptation Mandarin. formula in that it pits a superhero against a diabolical villain Against his better judgment, Tony dares the madman bent on world domination. to a fight, and no sooner is his oceanfront home leveled by However, Iron Man always adds a little more to the a barrage of incoming rockets. Fortunately, a number of trademark mix of derring-do and visually-captivating special Iron Man outfits were left unscathed and, with the help of f/x thanks to Robert Downey Jr.’s bringing so much charm precocious Harley and pal Rhodey (aka Iron Patriot), he to the title character. Downey again delights, delivering a proceeds to get to the bottom of who is really behind the plethora of pithy comments, whether playing bon vivant attacks bombings. billionaire Tony Stark or his intrepid alter ego. Brace yourself for an array of visually-captivating stunt Also reprising their roles are People Magazine’s reigning work interrupted intermittently by comical, tongue-in-cheek Most Beautiful Woman in the World Gwyneth Paltrow as Iron comments courtesy of our smart aleck protagonist. FastMan’s love interest Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as his best forward past the closing credits and you will be rewarded with friend Rhodey, and Jon Favreau (the director of episodes 1 a brief session of Iron Man decompressing on the shrink’s and 2) as chauffeur-turned-obsessive chief of security Happy couch with Dr. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). Hogan. And critical additions include Ty Simpkins as Harley, In sum, a worthy addition to the vaunted Marvel franchise. Iron Man’s prepubescent, new sidekick and Sir Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin, the maniacal spokesman for an international Excellent (4 stars) terrorist organization. Rated PG-13 for intense violence and brief sensuality. The point of departure is Bern, Switzerland on New Running time: 130 minutes Year’s 2000 which is where we find Tony Stark declining an Distributor: Buena Vista Home Entertainment offer to go into business being made by Aldrich Killian (Guy DVD Review by Kam Williams

KW: What interested you as a Brit in an African-American story? SM: The story’s not just an African-American story. It’s a universal story. It’s a world story. My parents are from the West Indies. My father’s from Grenada which is where Malcolm X’s mother was born. My mother was born in Trinidad which is where Stokely Carmichael, the man who coined the phrase “Black Power!” was born. Sidney Poitier was born in the Bahamas. I’m part of that diaspora of people displaced by the slave trades. I’m part of that family. It’s our story. It’s a global story. KW: If you could have one wish instantly granted, what would that be for? SM: World peace. It might sound corny, but that’s the truth. KW: How do you want to be remembered? SM: As a person who tried. KW: Thanks again for the time, Steve, and best of luck with the film. SM: Thank you. Take care, Kam. KENNEDY CENTER

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AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff

SPORTS

Reassessing the Black Quarterback in the NFL over both quarterbacks. Wilson is the more accurate passer and seems to just make better decisions on the field.

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk

Last season, Perry Green and Stephen Riley of the AFRO Riley: Take away the read option and quarterbacks are Sports Desk squared off over which Black quarterback in the forced to play pocket passer and it’s clear that Newton is better National Football League is best. Riley touted Carolina’s Cam outfitted for such a task while Griffin has struggled mightily Newton as his personal favorite while Green cited a sparkling in that role, often seeing his team go down by 30-plus points rookie season by Washington’s Robert Griffin III to form his before he starts slinging for garbage statistics. It’s more a answer. Now, nearly a year later with both teams combining for reflection of poor performance than rust from a long layoff. a 1-5 record for the first three games of the 2013-2014 season, Defenses have figured RGIII out but he hasn’t figured out NFL Green and Riley revisit the topic as a lot of the luster has fallen defenses. I wouldn’t be shocked if the Redskins finish 4-12 off for both signal callers. So who’s the best Black quarterback this season under his guidance. I’ll go a step further and say in the NFL? Riley and Green sound off in their latest debate. it wouldn’t surprise me if he was benched at some point this Riley: I’m still sticking season because that’s how poorly he has played. Wilson and Facebook.com with Newton. If I had to start Griffin may have similar games to Newton but neither has his Cam Newton a team today, it wouldn’t even size or toughness. One season be about color for me because into the NFL and Griffin couldn’t I seriously believe Newton is sustain the contact question Griffin is the man. But for now, the best young quarterback in I’ll have to go with Seattle’s Russell Wilson the league, period. It’s about Green: Newton’s for the title this year. He’s accurate, smart ability for me and no one can overwhelming size doesn’t and mobile and he doesn’t make mistakes. match Newton’s intangibles make him any less injury prone Wilson’s so good that he may still be the when it comes to size, arm than Griffin. One shot similar best Black quarterback in the NFL. strength, athleticism, mobility to what RGIII sustained last and leadership. Carolina has year against Baltimore Ravens’ Riley: If you look around the league been in every game they’ve massive lineman Haloti Ngata none of the read option quarterbacks are played this year and Newton and any NFL player would’ve doing anywhere close to the damage they officially broke out of his so been seriously injured. That’s were last year. The NFL is catching up called “slump” last week by what makes Wilson so special. with the fad so how much of Griffin’s annihilating the New York He’s smaller than both Newton underperformance is based upon defenses Giants. He’s a Heisman winner and RGIII yet he’s probably more adjusting to him rather than recovery from and a collegiate championship durable. He’s a smart football an injury those doctors have already cleared winner so the pedigree is player who knows how to avoid him for? Wikimedia Commons definitely there. If he ever got major contact, minimizing the Robert Griffin III the right coach and weapons risk of being injured. And while Green: Depending on the type of player Russell Wilson around him this wouldn’t even Newton has been solid this year, you are, a defense can adjust to your game be a discussion. Wilson’s team is undefeated at 4-0. and still get destroyed due to the greatness of that Wilson has also beat Newton twice player. So I understand that the read option is working Green: The Black quarterback has been on the rise in recent as prolific as it was last year but I still see Griffin as that rare when both of their teams have faced off against one another. years as more teams experiment with the read option. And The Seahawks are primed for serious contention this season so talent that has the ability to transcend the NFL no matter while RGIII hasn’t had nearly the same explosiveness as he did what’s going on in defensive coordinators’ meetings. And if America will be getting the chance to decide who their pick is last season, it’s unfair to properly grade him since he’s clearly for the best Black quarterback in the NFL before it’s all said the question falls down to Griffin over Newton then the answer not himself. When fully confident and in rhythm, there’s no and done. for me would be a clear yes. Either way, I’ll still take Wilson

Nationals Pull Off Last Request for Coach Davey Johnson By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor With the Washington Nationals (86-75 record) already removed from playoff contention last week, the team had one goal in mind heading into its matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sept. 28– win for Davey Johnson. Johnson, who has managed the Nationals for the past three seasons, had already announced that he would retire from coaching following this season. But the 70-year-old manager had another announcement for his team once they learned they were officially out of the National League wildcard hunt: Johnson had told his players that he wanted to finish his career 300 wins above .500, and his request was successfully answered as the Nationals beat the Diamondbacks, 2-0 on Sept. 28. The victory advanced Johnson’s career coaching record to 1,372 wins to 1,070 losses,

so even with a Nats loss Sept 29 he’ll still have at least 300 wins above a .500 record. Johnson will now retire as only the 15th coach to reach such a milestone. “It’d be nice to have that number, so that’s why I was pushing them,” said Johnson, who has served 50 years in the major leagues, either as a player or coach. He won two World Series titles as a second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, and also won a World Series title as a manager for the New York Mets in 1986. He was named National League Manager of the Year in 2012 after leading Washington to a franchise-record 98 wins. After the Nationals’ win on Sept. 28, his players gave him a bottle of wine to celebrate accomplishing his last request. “Those guys are great,” Johnson said. “I think they were feeling it as much as I was, and that was wonderful. The effort was outstanding, and I can’t even put words on it.”

Ugly Gets the Most Attention The following is another representation of a bone I find myself wanting to pick from time to time. If you are a fan of sports, you spend quite a bit of time in front of the tube watching whatever is offered. In order to keep abreast of current events, you tune in to the talking heads and listen to their take on athletes, their performance and their behavior. In an hour segment of some of these shows we listen to some guy who is 30 pounds overweight, and never participated in as much as a game of jacks, spending 15 minutes expounding on the great plays of the day. The other 45 minutes are relegated to anything negative they deem newsworthy. I have given my two cents worth on the value of LeBron James, while I have to listen to the talking heads dropping the negative comments because he hadn’t won a championship. Then when he left Cleveland to get away from playing with a bench full of no names, and took his talents to South Beach, he was still considered a bad fellow. His move proved to be a smart one because the rings finally came. This showed with the proper supporting cast he was allowed to showcase his talents. Then the accolades came mixed with a little bit of mud. “LeBron James led the Miami Heat to an NBA Championship, but it’s still a shame the way he left Cleveland.” Since then, he has won a few rings, and the Cavaliers haven’t even had anybody to lead them across the street. From my point of view, I totally understand LeBron’s choice to leave Cleveland for Miami. I would much prefer

to sit with my toes in the sand, sipping a mojito, than walking around with my coat collar turned up around my ears, my cap pulled down around my eyes, and goose bumps the size of M&Ms running down my arms. This is just one example of the bones I feel inclined to pick, but the latest blurb from the fat boys in the press box is what has prompted this outburst of anger. The talking heads are now focusing the blame guns on Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. If you follow the sport, you are aware that the quarterback plays offense. In my mind, when he is able to put 20+ points on the board his team should have a chance for the win. In the three losses, the defense is to blame in my mind. The best example I can give of this is a hard lesson I learned from my dad. I had a pretty good game on the hardwood, and excitedly reported to him that I had scored 26 points. He gave me the stone face and reminded me that my opponent scored 28 points, so I was minus two. There were a few snide remarks over the fact that RGIII had thrown two interceptions in the last game. For the uninformed, if your team is behind, the quarterback is forced to pass and the opposition is just lying in wait. In the past, he has been able to depend on his legs to get him out of a lot of situations, but the coaching staff has got his running game on lockdown since he is still recuperating from last season’s injury. I say give him time to hone his game since he had no preseason, and don’t be so quick to give “ugly so much attention.”

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0006435 IN RE: Taunee Rose Grant Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Taunee Rose Grant having filed an application for judgment changing the name from Taunee Rose Grant to Emery Jackson Grant 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 23rd day of September 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspapers, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and 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 12th day of November, 2013 at 2:30 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 of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED; that the applicant must send the aplication for change of name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filing the affidavit/ declaration SO ORDERED JUDGE 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM960 Alberta Murphy Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Donald Murphy, whose address is 257 56th Pl, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20019, was were appointed personal representative of the estate of Alberta Murphy, who died on April 24th, 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 March 27th, 2014. 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 March 27th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Donald Murphy Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM898 Gerald L. Moye, Sr. Decedent APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Terry L. Moye whose address is 800 Kenilworth Avenue, N.E. Washington, DC 20019, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Gerald L. Moye,Sr., who died on September 24, 2008 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 Marchy 20th, 2014. 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 March 20th, 2014, 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: September20th,2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Terry L. Moye Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/13

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0006201 IN RE: Charmayne Sandra-Marie Stewart Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Charmayne Sandra-Marie Stewart having filed a applicantion for judgment changing the name from Charmayne Sandra-Marie Stewart to Marcus Ryan Stewart 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 11th day of September 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican , a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and 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 30th day of October, 2013 at 2:30 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 of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, that the applicant must send the application for change of name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filing the affidavit/ declaration of service SO ORDERED JUDGE 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/2013

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0005984 IN RE: Bernard Dontaue Hickson Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Bernard Dontaue Hickson having filed a applicant for judgment changing the name from Bernard Dontaue Hickson name to Allaysia London Pierce 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 3rd day of September 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspaper, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and 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 22nd day of October, 2013 at 3:15 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 of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, that the applicant must send the application for change of name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filing the affidavit/ declaratiion of service. SO ORDERED JUDGE 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/13

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM962 Clarence E. Butler Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Shirlena M. Butler whose address is 1324 Talbert Court, Unit A, Washington, DC 20020 was were appointed personal representative of the estate of Clarence E. Butler, who died on May 1, 2013 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 April 4, 2014. 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 April 4,2013, 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: October 4th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Shirlena M. Butler Personal Representative

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM948 Percy Harrison, Jr. Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Ruby L. Tutt Harrison, whose address is 5909 Foote Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Percy Harrison, Jr. who died on February 17th, 2013 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 March 27th, 2014. 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 March 27th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ruby L. Tutt Harrison Personal Representative

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM955 Edward L. Gray AKA Edward L. Graye Decedent Larry C. Williams 1200 N Street, NW Apt. 403 Washington,DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Roma L. Gray, whose address is 1200 N Street, NW, APT 403, Washington, DC 20005 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Edward L. Gray AKA Edward L. Graye, who died on May 17th, 2003 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 March 27th, 2014. 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 March 27th, 204, 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. TRUE TEST COPY Date of Publication: TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Oct 01 18:48:18 EDT 2013 REGISTER September 27th, 2013 10/4, 10/11,10/18 TRUE TEST COPY Name of newspaper: REGISTER OF WILLS Afro-American TYPESET: Tue Oct 01 16:10:21 EDT 2013 9/27,10/4, 10/11/13 Washington Superior Court of Law Reporter the District of The Afro American District of Columbia Superior Court of Newspaper Co. Roma L. Gray the District of PROBATE DIVISION Personal District of Columbia Washington, D.C. Representative PROBATE DIVISION 20001-2131

Administration No. 2013ADM562 Robert P. Albrecht Decedent Beth Shapiro Kaufman One Thomas Circle, NW; Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Mary Virginia Swisshelm Albrecht, whose address is 675 E St. NW Apt. 700; Washington, DC 20004, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Robert P. Albrecht, who died on March 10, 2013 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before March 20, 2014. 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 March 20, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 20, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Mary Virginia Swisshelm Albrecht Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/13

Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM497 Sophie Wechsler Decedent Michele Zavos Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC 1400 Spring St. #460 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Michele Zavos and Jacqueline Rose Lerchbaum whose address(es) are 1604 Newton St. NE, Washington DC 20018/ 39 Rue de la Charelle. Paris France were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of Sophie Wechsler, who died on December 5th, 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 March 30th, 2014. 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 March 30th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Michele Zavos and Jacqueline Rose Lercbhbaum Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/27/, 10/4, 10/11/13

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM94 Leonard L Foster AKA Leonard Lee Foster Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Alan Lee Foster, whose address is 19005Crosstie Terrace, Germantown MD , 20874 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Leonard L. Foster AKA Leonard Lee Foster, who died on March 16th, 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before March 27th, 2014. 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 March 27th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Alan Lee Foster Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue10/11/13 Oct 01 9/27, 10/4,

TRUE TEST COPY Superior Court of REGISTER OF TYPESET: TueWILLS Oct 01 16:10:58 2013 the EDT District of 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13 District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Superior Court of Washington, D.C. the District of 20001-2131 District of Columbia Administration No. PROBATE DIVISION 2012ADM938 W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Flora Brown Carter 20001-2131 Decedent Administration No. Maria K. Day-Marshall 2013ADM920 6329 Joslyn Place Glory Hill Washington Cheverly Maryland Decedent 20785 Leonard C. Pederson, Attorney Jr,. Esq. NOTICE OF 5039 Connecticut Ave APPOINTMENT, N.W.,Building Three NOTICE TO Washington,D.C. CREDITORS 20008 AND NOTICE TO Attorney UNKNOWN HEIRS NOTICE OF P a m e l a J a e C a r t e r, APPOINTMENT, whose address is 2745NOTICE TO 31st Place, Washington, CREDITORS D.C. was appointed perAND NOTICE TO sonal representative of UNKNOWN HEIRS the estate of Flora Brown Russell Alonzo Washing- Carter, who died on ton, whose address is December 17th, 2012 1106 McCollough Court, without a will, and will N.W. Washington, DC serve without Court su20001 was appointed pervision. All unknown personal representative heirs and heirs whose of the estate of Glory Hill whereabouts are unWashington, who died on known shall enter their June 24, 2013 without a a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s will, and will serve with- proceeding. Objections out Court supervision. All to such appointment unknown heirs and heirs shall be filed with the whose whereabouts are Register of Wills, D.C., unknown shall enter their 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Floor Washington, D.C. proceeding. Objections 20001, on or before to such appointment M a r c h 2 7 t h , 2 0 1 4 . shall be filed with the Claims against the deRegister of Wills, D.C., cedent shall be pre515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd sented to the underFloor Washington, D.C. signed with a copy to the 20001, on or before Register of Wills or filed M a r c h 2 7 t h , 2 0 1 4 . with the Register of Wills Claims against the de- with a copy to the undercedent shall be pre- signed, on or before sented to the under- Marcn 27th, 2014, or be signed with a copy to the forever barred. Persons Register of Wills or filed believed to be heirs or with the Register of Wills legatees of the decedent with a copy to the under- who do not receive a signed, on or before copy of this notice by mail March 27th, 2014, or be within 25 days of its first forever barred. Persons publication shall so inbelieved to be heirs or form the Register of legatees of the decedent Wills, including name, who do not receive a address and relationcopy of this notice by mail ship. within 25 days of its first Date of Publication: publication shall so in- September 27th, 2013 form the Register of Name of newspaper: Wills, including name, Afro-American address and relation- Washington ship. Law Reporter Date of Publication: Pamela Jae Carter September 27th, 2013 Personal Name of newspaper: Representative Afro-American Washington TRUE TEST COPY Law Reporter REGISTER OF WILLS Russell 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13 Alonzo Washington Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Family Court Case No. 2013FSP335 IN RE: Karen Elizabeth Schindler Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Karen Schindler having filed a complaint for judgment changing Alexander Cruz Schindler name to Alexander Cruz Cosme Schindler 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 10th day of September 2013, hereby ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause,if any there be on or before the 4th day of October 2013, why prayers of said complaint should not be granted; provided that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks before said day in the in The Afro-American Newspaper. SO ORDERED JUDGE TYPESET: Tue Oct 01 9/20, 9/27/, 10/4/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM909 Josephine Adele Conwell Reid AKA Adele Reid Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Andrea Adele Reid, whose address is 4707 Halloran Court, Upper Marlboro MD 20772 was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Josephine Adele Conwell Reid AKA Adele Reid, who died on December 9th, 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 16:14:04 EDT 2013 Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before March 20th, 2014. 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 March 20th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 20th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Andrea Adele Reid Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Oct 01 REGISTER 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM5 Mary Simmons Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Lisa Simmons, whose address is 2524 Southern Avenue, SE, Apt 2, Washington, D.C. 20020 was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Mary Simmons, who died on September 4, 2011 (with, without) a will, and will serve (with, 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before March 20, 2014. 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 March 20, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 20th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Lisa Simmons Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/20, 9/27. 10/4/13

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM926 Katie B. Gibbs Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Kathy Gibbs-Wood, whose address is 10204 Spring Water Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 2277 was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Katie B. Gibbs, who died on June 22, 2014 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 16:22:10 EDT 2013 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before March 20th, 2014. 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 March 3rd, 203, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 20th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Kathy Gibbs-Wood Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Oct 01 9/20, 9/27, 10/41/3

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0006209 IN RE: Paul Joseph Rogers Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME Paul Joseph Rogers hav-

ing filed an application for judgment changing the name from Paul Joseph Rogers to Kay Rogers 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 11th day of December 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican , a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and 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 30th day of October, 2013 at 2:45 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 16:23:25 objections EDT five (5)2013 days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED that the applicant must send the application for change of name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filing the affidavit/ declaration of service. SO ORDERED JUDGE

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 5348-2013 IN RE: Connie Denise Carson Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Connie Denise Carson having filed a an applicatioin for judgment changing the name from Connie Denise Carson to Connie Denise Taylor 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 23rd day of September 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, to be completed within 30 days of filing of the application in The AfroAmerican Newspaper, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than two weeks after the filing of the application; and 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 12th day of November, 2013 at 3:00 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 of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED: that notice be sent to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and that proof of service be made by filing the affidavit/declaration of service in name change cases. SO ORDERED JUDGE 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM928 John W. Nolan Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Suharsih Nolan and Catina Hancock, whose address are 3275 15th Place SE #201 Washington, DC 20020 were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of John W. Nolan, who died on July 16th, 2013 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 March 27, 2014. 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 March 27th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

16:25:32 EDT 2013Nolan Suharsih

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9/27, 10/4, TYPESET: Tue10/11/13 Oct 01 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM971 Charlotte McCoy Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Ida Hiller, whose address is 10416 Beaver Knoll Dr., Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Charlotte McCoy, who died on August 4th, 2013 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before March 27th, 2014. 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 March 27th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or 16:20:14 legateesEDT of the2013 decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ida Hiller Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

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Superior Court of Superior Court of the District of the District of District of Columbia District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 20001-2131 Administration No. Administration No. 2013ADM439 2013ADM299 Priscilla R.Melby Rease S.Pugh Decedent Decedent Nathan A. Neal, Esq. Brett E. Cohen 3018 Cherry Rd, N.E. 7910 Woodmont Washington, D.C. Avenue, #1430 Bethesda, Maryland 20018 Attorney 20814-7047 NOTICE OF Attorney APPOINTMENT, NOTICE OF NOTICE TO APPOINTMENT, CREDITORS NOTICE TO AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS UNKNOWN HEIRS AND NOTICE TO Nathan A. Neal, whose UNKNOWN HEIRS Brett E. Cohen, whose address is 3108 Cherry a d d r e s s i s 7 9 1 0 Road, N.E Washington, W o o d m o n t A v e n u e , D.C. 20018 was apSuite 1430, Bethesda, pointed personal repreMaryland 20814-7047 sentative of the estate of was appointed personal Priscilla R. Melby, who representative of the died on March 26, 2009 estate of Rease S. Pugh, without a will, and will who died on April 30, serve without Court su1012 without a will, and pervision. All unknown will serve without Court heirs and heirs whose supervision. All unknown whereabouts are unheirs and heirs whose known shall enter their whereabouts are un- a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s known shall enter their proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or appearance in this proceeding. Objections to the probate of deto such appointment shall cedent´s will) shall be be filed with the Register filed with the Register of of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . on or before March 20th, 20001, on or before April 2014. Claims against the 4, 2014. Claims against decedent shall be pre- the decedent shall be sented to the under- presented to the undersigned with a copy to the signed with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with the Register of Wills with a copy to the under- with a copy to the undersigned, on or before signed, on or before April March 20th, 2014, or be 4th, 2014, or be forever forever barred. Persons barred. Persons believed believed to be heirs or to be heirs or legatees of legatees of the decedent the decedent who do not who do not receive a receive a copy of this nocopy of this notice by mail tice by mail within 25 within 25 days of its first days of its first publicapublication shall so in- tion shall so inform the form the Register of Wills, Register of Wills, includincluding name, address ing name, address and relationship. and relationship. Date of Publication: Date of Publication: October 4th, 2013 September 20th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Name of newspaper: Afro-American Afro-American Washington Washington Law Reporter Law Reporter Nathan A. Neal Brett E. Cohen Personal Personal Representative Representative 18:07:36 EDTCOPY 2013 TRUE TEST TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS REGISTER OF WILLS 9/20, 9/27, TYPESET: Oct 01 15:59:45 TYPESET: Tue 10/4/13 Oct 01 16:17:22 EDTTue 2013 10/4/, 1011. 10/18/13

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 203FEP Date of Death May 15th, 2005 Anna G. Hayes Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Donald R. Brew, Sr. whose address is 3396 Highview Terrace, SE Washington, DC 20020 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Anna G. Hayes, deceased, by the County Commission Court for Raleigh County, State of West Virginia, on August 29, 2013. Service of process may be made upon Donald R. Brew, Sr. 3396 Highview Terrace, SE, Washington, DC 20020 . whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Columbia real property: partial interest in 1442 T St,. NW Washington, DC 20009 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, N.W,. 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notIce. Donald R. Brew, Sr. Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: September 27, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM316 Eugene Hollmon Decedent Ara D. Parker 5627 Allenton Road Suite 100 Camp Spring MD 20746 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Martha L. Brown, whose address is 1539 41st Street Washington DC 20020, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Eugene Hollomon, who died on December 23, 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before April 4th, 2014. 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 April 4th, 2014, 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: October 4th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Martha L. Brown Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 10/4, 10/11, 10/18/13

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TYPESET: Tue Oct 01 16:00:33 EDTTue 2013 TYPESET: Tue Oct 01 16:38:15 EDT 2013 TYPESET: Oct 01 16:02:05 EDT 2013 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES TYPESET: Tue Oct 01 16:08:15 EDT 2013 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM959 Joseph J. Tucker AKA Joseph Jude Tucker Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Thomas Martin Tucker, whose address is 7604 Chapman Rd , North Richland Hills, TX 76182, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Joseph J. Tucker AKA Joseph Jude Tucker, who died on September 1st, 2013 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before April 4th, 2014. 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 April 4th, 2014, 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: October 4th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Thomas Martin Tucker Personal Representative

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM977 James E. Perry Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS J o e A . A l l e n - P e r r y, whose address is 809 Chesapeake St.SE Washington, DC 20032, was appointed personal representative of the estate ofJames E. Perry, who died on January 4th, 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 April 4th, 2014. 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 April 4th 2014, 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: October 4th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Joe A. Allen-Perry Personal Representative

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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM306 Estate of Catherine L.J. Poe AKA Catherine L. Poe Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD PROBATE Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Leonard A. Poe 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. Ordered any interested person to show cause why the provisions of the lost or destroyed will dated December 19th, 2011 should not be admitted to probate as expressed in the petition. in the absence of a will or proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution, enter an order determining that the decedent died intestate appoint an unsupervised personal representative

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM714 Barbara M. Legerwood Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Roger B. Legerwood whose address is 265 Missouri Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C.20011 appointed personal representative of the estate of Barbara M. Legerwood, who died on May 2nd, 2013 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 April 4th, 2014. 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 April 4, 2014, 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: 10/04/13 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Roger B. Legerwood Personal Representative

Date of first publication: October 4th, 2013 Names of Newspapers: The Daily Washington Law Reporter Afro-American Newspaper Register of Wills Clerk of the Probate Division

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Leonard A. Poe 904 C Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20002-6206 P.O. Box 15518 Washington , DC 20003-0518 TRUE TEST COPY TRUE TEST COPY Signature of REGISTER OF WILLS REGISTER OF WILLS Petitioners/Attorney TYPESET: Tue Oct 01 16:02:45 EDT 2013 10/4, 10/11, 11/18/13 TYPESET:10/4, Tue10/11/13 Oct 01 16:08:53 EDT&2013 10/04, 10/11 10/18/13 TYPESET: Tue Oct 01 16:15:48 EDT 2013

Superior Court of the District of TRUE TEST COPY District of Columbia REGISTER Tue OF WILLS TYPESET: Oct 01 16:01:24 EDT 2013 PROBATE DIVISION 10/4, 10/11, 10/18/13 Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Superior Court of Administration No. the District of 2013ADM963 District of Columbia Paris F. Farmer PROBATE DIVISION Decedent Washington, D.C. NOTICE OF 20001-2131 APPOINTMENT, Administration No. NOTICE TO 2013ADM979 CREDITORS Arthur L. Marshall AND NOTICE TO Decedent UNKNOWN HEIRS NOTICE OF James R. O’Neill, whose APPOINTMENT, address is 1825 Eye NOTICE TO Street, N.W. WashingCREDITORS ton, D.C. 20006, was apAND NOTICE TO pointed personal repreUNKNOWN HEIRS sentative of the estate of Pauline M. Ramseur, Paris F. Farmer, who died whose address is 14424 on August 23, 2013 with Windy Oak Circle, Upper a will, and will serve withMarlboro 20772 was apout Court supervision. All pointed personal repreunknown heirs and heirs sentative of the estate of whose whereabouts are Arthur L. Marshall, who unknown shall enter their died on July 24th, 2013 appearance in this with a will, and will serve proceeding. Objections without Court supervito such appointment (or sion. All unknown heirs to the probate of deand heirs whose cedent´s will) shall be whereabouts are unfiled with the Register of known shall enter their Wills, D.C., 515 5th appearance in this Street, N.W., 3rd Floor proceeding. Objections Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . to such appointment (or 20001, on or before April to the probate of de4th, 2014. Claims cedent´s will) shall be against the decedent filed with the Register of shall be presented to the Wills, D.C., 515 5th undersigned with a copy Street, N.W., 3rd Floor to the Register of Wills or Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . filed with the Register of 20001, on or before April Wills with a copy to the 4th, 2014. Claims undersigned, on or beagainst the decedent fore April 4th, 2014, or be shall be presented to the forever barred. Persons undersigned with a copy believed to be heirs or to the Register of Wills or legatees of the decedent filed with the Register of who do not receive a Wills with a copy to the copy of this notice by mail undersigned, on or bewithin 25 days of its first fore April 4th, 2014, or be publication shall so inforever barred. Persons form the Register of believed to be heirs or Wills, including name, legatees of the decedent address and relationwho do not receive a ship. copy of this notice by mail Date of Publication: within 25 days of its first October 4th, 2013 publication shall so inName of newspaper: form the Register of Afro-American Wills, including name, Washington address and relationLaw Reporter ship. James R. O’neill Date of Publication: Personal October 4th, 2013 Representative Name of newspaper: TRUE TEST COPY Afro-American REGISTER OF WILLS Washington 10/4, 10/11, 10/18/13 Law Reporter Pauline M. Ramseur Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 10/4, 10/11, 10/18/13

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October 5, 2013 - October 11, 2013, The Afro-American

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM932 Laura Bertha Miller Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Doris C. Kitchings, whose address is 7704 Geogian Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Laura Bertha Miller, who died on January 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 April 3rd, 2014. 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 April 3rd, 2014, 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: October 4th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Doris C. Kitchings Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 10/4, 10/11, 10/18/13

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM935 Lillian B. Alexander Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Mia D. (Alexander) Humphries, whose address is 8527 Bells Ridge Terrace, Potomac, MD 20854 was appointed personal representative of the estate of LIllian B. Alexander, who died on August 24th, 2013 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before March 27th, 2014. 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 March 27th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Mia D. (Alexander) Humphries Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

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