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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY EDITION

Volume 122 No. 46

June 21, 2014 - JUNE 27, 2014

Freedom Summer 1964

Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer – Part I By Marsha Rose Joyner Special to the AFRO “History does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that

we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history

is literally present in all that we do.” –James Baldwin

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Fannie Lou Hamer became the inspiration to millions in the poverty-stricken towns of Mississippi, the Civil Rights struggle and the women’s political movement.

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Since “winners” write the history, and they are usually male, very little is written about the women who played an important part in our struggle. Everyone knows about Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King. In Baltimore, there was Juanita Mitchell and Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson. Every January and February, the media fills us with the stories of Martin Luther King Jr. as if he was the lone star in the movement. But it was Black women who sacrificed the most in the bus boycott. The women who worked in the basements of the churches to move this movement along; the women who walked picket lines in the rain, mud, and snow; women who were secretaries and receptionists who dealt with foul-mouthed Whites on the phone, who did the dirty work that was not recalled; these women were written out of the history books. “Women? Of course, there are thousands of us,” wrote Gloria Xifaras Clark. “That is what makes a movement. Most of us shall remain nameless. ‘By their fruits ye shall know them.’ Women in the movement did everything, like we do in real life to this day. Some cooked, some Continued on A4

High Point High Teacher Awaits Arraignment for Sex Abuse of a Minor By Jonathan Hunter Special to the AFRO

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High Point High School special education teacher and former football coach Andre Brown, 32, was arrested May 22 charged with sexual assault of a minor. He was indicted on a single count of sexual abuse. He awaits his July 3 arraignment, according to State’s Attorney spokesperson John Erzen, out on a $75,000 bond. According to reports, the alleged abuse occurred during homecoming weekend September 2013. Brown allegedly

“According to police, Brown admitted his involvement upon arrest.”

Andre Brown was arrested May 22.

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Select Balto. Leaders Line Up Behind Braveboy By Roberto Alejandro Special to the AFRO There is a palpable buzz in Baltimore City regarding the candidacy of Delegate Aisha Braveboy for the position of Maryland Attorney General. In conversations with the AFRO, a Continued on A3

First Two of Three Black Inmate Executions Carried out within An Hour of Each Other By Jim Salter and Kate Brumback Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Within an hour, Georgia, then Missouri carried out the nation’s first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April raised new concerns about capital punishment. Neither execution had any noticeable complications. At press time, another execution, the third in a 24-hour span, was scheduled for June 18 in Florida. Georgia inmate Marcus Wellons, 59, who was convicted of the 1989 rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl, received a single-drug injection June 17 after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his late appeals. HIs sentence was carried out about an hour before John Winfield, who was convicted of the 1996 killing two women, was executed early June 18 in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Nine executions nationwide have been stayed or postponed since late April, when Oklahoma prison officials halted the execution of Clayton Lockett after noting that the lethal injection drugs weren’t being administered into his vein properly. Lockett’s punishment was halted and he died of a heart attack several minutes later. Georgia, Missouri and Florida all refuse to say where they obtain their drugs, or if they are tested. Florida inmate John Ruthell Henry, 63, who was convicted of killing his estranged wife and her son in 1985, was scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. EDT June 18 at a prison in Starke, Florida.

Traditional Parental Roles are Changing By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A cache of new research from the Pew Center paints a picture of the modern American family—a picture in which the historically rigid roles and responsibilities of moms and dads are meeting in the middle. But that picture has always been a bit different for Black moms and dads, and the ways this cultural shift is unfolding reflects those

differences. “As such roles change, African Americans are included too,” says George Garrow Jr., executive director of Concerned Black Men. The nonprofit seeks to uplift children and families by building Black male role models. “I would point out there’s an uncounted group of fathers who are staying at home with their children, or they have custody,” Garrow continues. “We focus so much on fathers who are not with their children—and admittedly, Black fathers are

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disproportionately not in the home—but that group of fathers with primary care is not an insignificant number.” In fact, those dads are now being counted. According to Pew research, Black fathers account for 16 percent of stay-at-home dads, and 9 percent of fathers who both work and live with all their children. The number of stay-at-home dads has nearly doubled since 1989, with 2 million fathers comprising 16 percent of stay-at-home Continued on A4


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Fox News: Most Americans Support Voter ID Laws, Skeptics: Maybe Not!

When the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson passed away five years ago, he left his three children a significant estate which has continued to grow and now bestows an $8 million annual allowance on the trio. Sources close to the family told media outlets that Prince, 17, Paris, 16, and Blanket, 12, take full advantage of the money Prince, Paris and Blanket take at their disposal. full advantage of the money at Marc Schaffel, a their disposal. former friend of the singer and the man now engaged to Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe, told The New York Post that the Jackson children have followed in their father’s footsteps of lavish spending. Prince has used his share of the money to impress the ladies. According to Perez Hilton, the eldest son has dished out more than $50,000 for custom made jewelry for three of his former girlfriends, and also purchased a Ford truck costing $60,000. However, he eventually wants to save up enough money to purchase Neverland Ranch, his father’s estate. More funds went to pay for a six-figure therapeutic boarding school that treated Paris’ suicide attempt last year, according to the Post. She also is generous with her friends, racking up purchases on footwear and athletic gear. The youngest, Blanket, has used his money for a $200 per hour personal trainer and karate lessons. He also shows love for his cousins by paying to go to expensive restaurants, Perez Hilton reported. Collectively they take three vacations a year to locations such as Hawaii and Las Vegas. In Hawaii they spent $350,000 on chauffeurs, body guards and airfare travel. In Las Vegas, they have stayed in luxurious suites that run from $4,000 to $5,000 per night. Despite the spending, many see the kids as being more frugal than their father. Jackson’s will dictates that his children will split half his estate, currently valued at $2 billion, when they turn 33, and will divide the remainder when they turn 40.

A majority of Americans support voter identification laws, according to a recent Fox News poll. In the wake of the 2010 mid-term elections, during which Republicans swept into many state legislatures and governor’s mansions, voter ID requirements became a prominent and divisive issue. Thirty-one states have active voter ID laws, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Proponents—mostly Republican lawmakers and officials— say the measures are necessary to protect the integrity of the

In the wake of the 2010 mid-term elections voter ID requirements became a prominent and divisive issue.

voting process. Opponents—mostly Democrats and civil rights activists—argue there is little evidence of voter fraud and that the laws instead unfairly disenfranchise minorities, the young and the elderly. The Fox News poll, however, found overwhelming support for the laws in almost every demographic including among Democrats and African-Americans. “Supporters of these laws say they are necessary to stop ineligible people from voting illegally,” the poll asked. “Opponents say these laws are unnecessary and mostly discourage legal voters from voting. What do you think?” According to the survey, seven in 10 Americans support voter ID laws. Unsurprisingly, 91 percent of Republicans say such laws are necessary. More surprisingly, according to the poll, 55 percent of Democrats share that belief. Broken down by race, African-American respondents were the least likely to support such measures, at 46 percent. A slim majority, 51 percent, agreed they were necessary for preventing individuals from voting illegally. The Republican Party has lauded the poll as a sign it is on the right path. That assessment may be a bit hasty, political analyst Jason Johnson told the AFRO. “Do I believe these are the results they got? Sure,” he said. “Do I believe these results are indicative of what the majority of people think? Not at all.”

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Hill Harper Brings Youth Empowerment Foundation to D.C. By LaTrina Antoine Special to the AFRO Actor and author Hill Harper’s initiative to help young African Americans and Latinos succeed is bringing his Los Angeles-based Manifest Your Destiny Foundation to D.C. “No matter how well I may be doing in Hollywood, if the young brothers and sisters in D.C. and Baltimore are not doing well, then I’m not doing very well, because we’re all interconnected,” he said during a June 14 press conference. At the press conference, to announce the foundation’s fundraiser event, Harper mentioned a recent report that linked incarceration rates with dropout rates among young African American men in the District. “The dropout rate of African American males in the D.C. [and] Baltimore school systems is somewhere between 70 and 75 percent, which is atrocious, and it’s an embarrassment, and I literally can’t look in the mirror at myself, in good conscience, knowing that’s happening,” he said. “If you’re an African-American or Latino male or female in this country, there is almost an 8 percent chance you will wind up incarcerated at some point in your life.” Harper said he created the foundation and the associated summer academy because he wanted to do something about those statistics. “The need is so extreme here in D.C.,” he said. “I have a lot of great relationships here. I’ve met so many young people who could really benefit from it in this area, so I really wanted to bring [the program] here.” Manifest Your Destiny provides underserved youth a path to empowerment and educational excellence through mentoring, academic enrichment programs, college access skills, and the facilitation of psychosocial and physical development strategies.

Harper said he wants D.C. to be the second city where the program is located, but then he wants to expand the foundation throughout the country. “Six years in we have a template and a blueprint for success. We now feel really comfortable replicating in other cities,” he said. The Manifest Your Destiny Dancing with the Stars Fundraiser Sept. 4 at the Howard Theatre will kick-off the District foundation initiative. “It feels like the old fundraising model for foundations is old and tired,” Harper told the AFRO. “Not everything has to be ‘I’m going to beat you over the head with Hill Harper is bringing a message his initiative to and make help young African you feel Americans and Latinos guilty.’ succeed to D.C. Let’s enjoy Photo by Rob Roberts it.”

The fundraiser will be similar to the popular Dancing with the Stars television show, featuring a group of well-known trailblazers from the metropolitan area to raise money for the foundation, while competing for their role as the winner of the competition. To-date, contestants include Ayofemi Kirby, April Bell, Jenna Carter, Gizelle Bryant, Gregory Shepherd, Raheem Devaughn, Roland Martin, and M. Mitchell, the chef for the fundraiser. Harper said he wants to have 10 teams competing, so there are two spots left. Much like the popular TV show, the contestants will pair up with professional dancers from the Dance Institute of Washington in Northwest D.C. At the conclusion of the

before the 2011 season and after leading three 4 win/26 loss seasons was fired from the head coach position according to Sandra Jimenez. Jimenez told the Post that he was let go “due to the poor performance of the football team this past season.” On the day after the arrest, May 23, Prince George’s County Schools released a statement saying: “When allegations of misconduct arise, the school system’s procedure is to remove the employee from their current position during the investigation. The employee is placed on administrative leave pending the outcome.” News of the incident has left members of the community

devastated for the family. Karen Coakley, president of the Beltsville Citizens Association, told the Post, “My heart goes out this girl. The parents have got to be horrified. Teachers are in roles of authority and it is such a sacred trust.” Family members of the accused are not 100 percent sure Brown is guilty. Brown’s grandfather told NBC Washington, “That was his dream, he wanted to be a high school principal. He came back to give back to his school as a head coach and this out the blue skies pops up. I can’t believe it happened.” The AFRO reached out to High Point High School staff and no one was available to comment.

is Braveboy’s support for HBCUs at a time when it was not a campaign issue that helped set her apart from the other candidates. “She showed exemplary leadership in standing up for HBCUs,” said Witherspoon, “who have experienced historical racism and discrimination, as so far

saving Grant’s home from demolition in Aberdeen, an issue in which Witherspoon was also involved. “That shows tremendous leadership,” said Witherspoon. “And it shows regional leadership because Harford County is part of the Baltimore metropolitan area. She is a Prince George’s

“No matter how well I may be doing in Hollywood, if the young brothers and sisters in D.C. and Baltimore are not doing well, then I’m not doing very well, because we’re all interconnected.” – Hill Harper competition, the night will continue with dancing for the audience. “We’re going to have a really great event with great food, great drinks, and then great dancing that you actually watch but then also you’ll get to dance, and there is going to be some special surprise performances as well,” Harper said. For more information about the foundation visit www.mydf. org.

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asked the then 17-year-old student to accompany him to the locker room, on school grounds. After the alleged abuse, the student reported it to the police. According to police, Brown admitted his involvement upon arrest. “Even if the sexual act was consensual, he’s sort of a guardian with the victim. Any sexual contact is entirely inappropriate,” Lt. Bill Alexander with Prince George’s County police told NBC Washington. Brown attended High Point High in the late 1990s, and was a member of the football team. He was hired to teach at his alma mater in February 2002, according to the Washington Post. He took over as head coach

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Continued from A1 number of community leaders explained their reasons for supporting the delegate from Prince George’s County. For Kim Trueheart, a community activist who also runs the Liberty Rec and Tech Center in west Baltimore, Braveboy is someone who will continue Attorney General Doug Gansler’s efforts to protect minority homeowners from foreclosure and predatory lending. “Being from Prince George’s county, another jurisdiction that’s predominantly Black, she understands the plight of the African-American community and the Latino community, so I feel good that she’s going to do well.” Trueheart said. Trueheart was also swayed by Braveboy’s vocal support for Baltimore City’s attempt to secure $1.1 billion in funding from the General Assembly for school repair and construction, an effort whose benefits would rest outside of Braveboy’s Prince George’s County. “She has been exceptionally visible and accessible here in Baltimore City,” Trueheart said. J. Wyndall Gordon, a civil and criminal defense trial attorney in Baltimore City, cited Braveboy’s support for those facing home foreclosures, for HBCU’s in their lawsuit against the state

for violations of the Civil Rights Act and the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution, for raising the minimum wage, and for improving access to healthcare in explaining why he has chosen to support Braveboy in the race for Attorney General. “When it comes to consumer protection, protecting home owners, no one has the record that she has,” said Gordon. “She’s not only about the talk, but she also walks the walk, often times giving up her personal time on a pro bono basis to help people advocate on things that are most important to them, which for a lot of people includes their home.” Like Trueheart, Gordon has also been moved by Braveboy’s willingness to tackle issues whose primary impact falls beyond the boundaries of her constituent county. “Given her record and her service, not only to her constituency but to the entire state of Maryland, there’s no candidate that can really compare to what she’s done,” said Gordon. Elder CD Witherspoon spoke to the AFRO in his capacity as a community leader who has been active in civil rights issues since the era of the Freedom Rides. For Witherspoon, it

as funding is concerned, from the state of Maryland. And Delegate Braveboy did this in an off-election year, and, for me, off-election performance is indicative of commitment and integrity.” Witherspoon also cited Braveboy’s pro bono assistance to Janice Grant in

County delegate representing the Washington suburbs, but nevertheless she was concerned enough about the entire state to be concerned about an issue in Harford County.” ralejandro@afro.com.


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Prince George’s County Celebrates Diversity with the International Festival

By LaTrina Antoine Special to the AFRO

In celebration of diversity, Festival Productions will bring the first International Festival to Prince George’s County, Md. in July. The festival will be held at The Boulevard at Capital Centre in Upper Marlboro. The festival is aimed at closing disparity gaps around science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEM) education; health and wellness; and financial and economic empowerment. “Part of our overall goals as a company is to eradicate the disparities and disadvantaged communities, so that’s Latino, that’s Black, that’s Caribbean, that’s African, [and] that’s lower wage White Americans,” LaRian Finney, producer of the festival, told the AFRO. “There are resources that you can get at this event, take back to your community, and start enacting those resources to build a better life for your family.” The festival is scheduled for July 13 and

14. It will include a children’s carnival, DJ Pavilion, international food venders, and live music, featuring local and international performing artists, including Ludacris, Estelle, Willie Colon, Third World, Miri Ben-Ari, Theophilus London, Wayna, Byron Cage, and others. “We want folks to go [to] a place where they can bring their entire family,” Finney said. Up to 75,000 people are expected to attend, according to a press release on the event. Finney said the festival will expand to including Atlanta and Houston in the next two years. “It’s really looking for communities that have those [diverse] populations, but also that are being impacted on a negative scale when it comes to economics, health care and education,” he

said. “So we thought Prince George’s County would be the first place to start and the perfect place to start.” Festival Productions, along with a team of government, nonprofit, and radio executives worked to hash out the plans for holding the festival in Maryland. Team members include, Alan Leinwand, vice president and general manager of Radio One; Barry Hudson, senior policy advisor and manager of the communications division for the Office of the County Executive; David internationalfest.net Harrington, president of Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce; William Parks, vice president of RPAI US Management, LLC; Calista Black, marketing manager for the Boulevard; Jackie Ward Richardson, director

of the Greater Washington Urban League; and Erik Rushing, vice president of Operation Hope. Radio one is an official sponsor of the event. Team members said the festival provides a well-rounded balance of entertainment and education. “We look for empowerment; we look for entertainment,” Leinwand told the AFRO after the press conference. “If we do those two things on a daily basis, it’s good for everybody including Radio One, and that’s really what we look for with the International Festival.” Hudson said the festival will show the county’s diversity and progression in expanding economic development. “The county is extremely diverse, so bringing this event to Prince George’s County puts on display the diversity of this county, but more importantly the Washington Metropolitan area,” he said. “This is pretty landmark to bring together these types of groups and this diverse type of event, so we can show unity together.”

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parents, up from 10 percent in 1989. Now, 50 percent of working fathers—more than ever before—report the same “work-life balance” challenges that working moms have decried for so long. The challenge is stemming from changing attitudes around the meaning of fatherhood. “Our fatherhood program tries to teach that their role as a father does not hinge completely on the financial contributions. Your child needs emotional, psychological support as well,” Garrow says. “Those we are helping to reconnect [with their children], we help them appreciate that…the [lack of] ability to provide is no reason to step away from your family.” Garrow touches upon a gloomy Pew finding: While fathers are beginning to redefine fatherhood beyond bringing home the bacon, there are also fewer fathers (of all races) coming home at all. One paper reports that 27 percent of all fathers live apart from at least one of their children. For Black men, that figure is 44 percent. Further, 55 percent of Black children were living in a single-parent home, according to 2011 Census data. At the same time, Black fathers who live apart from their children are the most likely of all dads outside the home to see their child at least monthly (67 percent do), and most likely to talk to their child several times a week about their day (49 percent).

Garrow says that the reasons behind absentee fathers in the Black community are often overlooked. “Rarely do you see…fathers who just feel like, ‘I don’t want to be a father, I don’t have desire to be in my kids life,’” he explains. “There are a number of reasons they step away, and a big one is they don’t want to be there if they can’t provide economic support. Sometimes [their child’s mother] may feel this way, too.” The shift in attitudes and norms is affecting moms, too. “Since 1965, mothers have almost tripled the amount of paid work they do each week, but they still lag fathers who work, on average, 37 hours a week,” it explains. “Meanwhile, fathers have increased their housework and child care time, but still only do about half of what mothers do.” Black children are least likely to grow up with a stay-athome mom (23 percent, compared to 37 percent for Asians, 36 percent for Latinos, and 26 percent for Whites). This is likely because egalitarian views about breadwinning are not new for African Americans. “According to the survey, blacks are far more likely than whites to see earning a living as a top responsibility of dads and moms. Fully half (51 percent) of blacks say providing income is “extremely important” for fathers compared with 40 percent of whites,” say the researchers. Black respondents felt

the responsibility was just as great for mothers, compared to 21 percent of Whites who agreed. The changes in family roles are also reflected in public attitudes, although the attitudes seem to be changing more slowly. For example, 58 percent of respondents believe that the ideal situation for kids is to have a working mother—though most (42 percent) believe that she should only work parttime. In reality, moms are the breadwinners in 40 percent of households. “[T]here are also some differences in the way the public weighs the roles of mothers and fathers, especially when it comes to being an income provider,” says one report. “Just 25 percent of survey respondents say this is an extremely important role for mothers, compared with 41 percent who feel that way about fathers.” Interestingly, public policy doesn’t seem to be keeping up with the times, according to Garrow. “Our social system is not making it particularly easy for fathers to receive assistance, for example, if they’re the single head of their household. And a lot of our fathers have complained…when there’s custody disputes, their input or response is not considered by judges,” he says. “But when we bring fathers back into their child’s lives they are sharing roles in raising their child. It’s always collaborative.”

Fannie Lou Hamer became the inspiration to millions in the poverty-stricken towns of Mississippi, the Civil Rights Speaking before the struggle and the women’s Credentials Committee of political movement, changing the DNC, 1964 the face of the Democratic Party. The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party’s (MFDP) challenge to the Democratic Party in Atlantic City had wide impact. It ultimately opened the party to Black participation and encouraged a different breed of White politician to seek office. The MFDP, of which Hamer was a co-chair, would not accept two seats in 1964, but instead opened the way for many more seats: seats, for not only African-Americans but for women, Latinos, Native-Americans, Asian-Americans and all marginalized people who wanted to participate in the Democratic Party’s convention. It opened the doors to full political participation. Fannie Lou Hamer was the granddaughter of slaves and her family were sharecroppers – a position not that different from slavery. Hamer had 19 brothers and sisters; she was the youngest of the children. The family worked as sharecroppers on the plantation belonging to E.W. Brandon. By the time Hamer was 13, she was able to pick 200 to 300 pounds of cotton daily despite suffering from polio when she was sixyears-old. Fannie Lou became inspired after the Rev. James Bevel, a local organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), delivered a sermon on Aug. 23, 1962 to persuade listeners to register to vote. Although Hamer knew the consequences of fighting for her rights, she became the first volunteer. According to biographer Sina Dubovoy, when Hamer heard the presentation, she asked herself, “What did she really have? Not even security.” A lynching in a nearby town in 1904 terrorized Blacks at the time, and the ever-present KKK still kept them quiet. As Dubovoy wrote, “The Mississippi Delta was the world’s most oppressive place to live if you were black.” The beauty of the area belied the underlying evil. She was surprised to learn that African-Americans actually had a constitutional right to vote. When the SNCC members asked for volunteers to go to the courthouse to register to vote, Hamer was the first to raise her hand. This was a dangerous decision. She later reflected, “The only thing they could do to me was to kill me, and it seemed like they’d been trying to do that a little bit at a time ever since I could remember.” Hamer decided on the spot to register to vote. On Aug. 31, 1962, she boarded a bus to Indianola with 17 others to try to register to vote. When Hamer and others went to the courthouse, they were jailed. “Reverend Jeff Sunny carried me four miles in the rural area where I had worked as a timekeeper and sharecropper for eighteen years,” Hamer said. “I was met there by my children, who told me that the plantation owner was angry because I had gone down to try to register.” After they told me, my husband came, and said the plantation owner was raising Cain because I had tried to

register. Before he quit talking the plantation owner came and said, “Fannie Lou, do you know – did Pap tell you what I said?” And I said, “Yes, sir.” “Well I mean that,” he said. “If you don’t go down and withdraw your registration, you

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organized the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, some cleaned, some went to jail, some marched, some were beaten, some died, some celebrated, some cried, some laughed, some danced, some sang, some prayed, some drove, some walked, some made love, some didn’t, some voted, some didn’t, some brought up children, some were children, some were strong, some were frail, some talked, some were silent, some were workers, some were not, some led, some followed, some taught, we all learned, we all stood up to injustice.” Throughout our history there have been women, the backbone of our race. It is to the workers in the vineyard who give so much and get so little that we must pay homage. Today I’m going to write about one woman, Fannie Lou Hamer, my hero. “She had a rock-hard integrity and commitment to the people she had come from and she just never left them. She was unbreakable,” said Bob Weil of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Born in Sunflower County along the Mississippi Delta on Oct. 6, 1917, before any woman in America could vote,

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will have to leave.” “Then if you go down and withdraw,” he said, “you still might have to go because we are not ready for that in Mississippi.” And I addressed him and told him, “’I didn’t try to register for you. I tried to register for myself.’ I had to leave that same night.” She received constant death threats and was even shot at. Still, Hamer would not be discouraged. Hamer immediately went to work as a field organizer for the SNCC. Returning home from a training workshop in June 1963, Hamer’s bus was intercepted by policemen. She and two others were taken to jail in Winona, Miss., and mercilessly beaten by Black inmates on orders of the jailer. Hamer suffered permanent damage to her kidneys. After recovering from her injuries, she traveled across the U.S. telling her story. With her genuine, plainspoken style, Hamer raised more money for SNCC than any other member. In spite of all that Fannie Lou Hamer had endured, like most of the women of the movement, she was not invited to the 1963 “March on Washington.” In 1964, with the support of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Hamer ran for Congress. The incumbent was a White man who had been elected to office 12 times. In an interview with The Nation, Hamer said, “I’m showing the people that a Negro can run for office.” The reporter observed: “Her deep, powerful voice shakes the air as she sits on the porch or inside, talking to friends, relatives, and neighbors who drop by on the one day each week when she is not campaigning. Whatever she is talking about soon becomes an impassioned plea for a change in the system that exploits the Delta Negroes. ‘All my life I’ve been sick and tired,’ she shakes her head. ‘Now I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.’” During the summer of 1964, Hamer was elected as the vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Also known as the “Freedom Democrats,” the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party was organized to counter the anti-civil rights and all-White political delegation at the Democratic National Convention. Read Part II Next Week


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HEALTH Fewer African Americans Are Bone Marrow Donors By LaTrina Antoine Special to the AFRO Sheldon Mba, an African-American junior at North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., knows firsthand how short life can be. He was diagnosed with blood cancer two years ago and is still trying to find a donor to save his life. Unfortunately, his match may not even know. “We’re working on changing that, in terms of getting more involved, especially here in D.C., in the schools,” Grace Huber, community engagement representative for the National Bone Marrow Donor Program told the AFRO during a Be The Match bone marrow donor drive. “We’re trying to really advocate to all the schools from grade school, middle school, high school, [and] all the colleges and universities – where they turn a legal age of 18 and are able to join the registry. We’re really trying to capture that audience and emphasize a need for minorities on the registry.” Be The Match manages a bone marrow registry for people diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers and diseases such as leukemia and sickle cell anemia – a disease that effects one out of every 500 African-American births in the United States, according to the CDC. Huber said Be The Match has over 11 million people on the registry. However, only 25 percent make up all the minority groups and only 8 percent, of that number, are African Americans. Mba, 20, and other advocates visited Capitol Hill June 12, the program’s annual legislative day, meeting with members of Congress to share their personal stories and the importance of Be The Match initiative. The organization goes to Capitol Hill every year to advocate for money for the program. The organization’s “funding levels have been cut over

the past year or so [by] 8.2 percent,” said Chad Ramsey, director of legislative relations for Be The Match. The cut in funds resulted in 20 thousand fewer people on the registry and 800 fewer umbilical cord blood units. Ramsey said bone marrow matches are more difficult for patients to find than if they were looking for a blood donor. The transplants are “more complex, because we’re testing you at a genetic level instead of blood typing, where there are only a few types,” he said. People diagnosed with blood cancers are “much more likely to find a match amongst someone of [their] own ancestral background,” he said. According to Ramsey, yearly 12,000 in the United States need to find a match. Be The Match helped about 6,300 people last year, but only 7 percent of the donors were African American. Liz Rea, spokesperson for Be The Match, said 70 percent of people who are in need of a transplant do not have a matching donor in their family. Mba helps recruit donors to the program, while he waits for his match to step forward. He has been waiting for two years. “We’re still working on trying to really get the African-American community involved,” Mba said. “I’ve seen maybe a handful of African Americans step up and sign up … I’ve seen more Caucasians and other minorities, so we’re still trying to really dig into the African-American community.” Cynthia Speckman, 50, a survivor of chronic myelogenous leukemia, recalled an AfricanAmerican friend of her daughter who signed up to be a donor for her, but he wasn’t her match. “The donor matches on ethnics,” she said. “African Americans are incredibly difficult to match. It’s a harder target population for matching.” For more information on becoming a donor visit BeTheMatch.org.

Dr. Sebi, International Marijuana Healer, Coming to D.C. By Valencia Mohammed Special to the Afro Dr. Sebi, a herbalist known for his controversial claims of curing many cancers and diseases using natural herbs, is coming to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the summer solstice and discuss the legalization of marijuana. The June 22 event at the Thurgood Marshall Center is sponsored by the African Wholistic Health Association and Ababus 6, a promotional company. The 89-year-old’s followers and supporters will hear lectures by several natural healers about the importance of cleansing and healing our body, mind and spirits naturally. In an interview from Honduras, Sebi discussed marijuana in the U.S. and why its legalization is forthcoming. “As far as the issue of marijuana is concerned, there should be no issue,” he said. “If it is an issue than all other herbs that are natural should be an issue. Marijuana is a sacred and natural plant. It comes from the family of the carbon chain. It is known genecology as a native plant from the lily of the valley. I recommend it. I thank God for having produced it because it helped me with my asthma as a child.” Dr. Kokayi Patterson is the founder and executive director of AWHA, a health association whose mission is to promote wholistic health philosophies, concepts, ideologies and practices in the community. Patterson said he learned the importance of marijuana as a healing agent from Dr. Sebi in the 1970s. “Once marijuana is legalized, in D.C. and across the U.S., natural healers will be able to address more chronic illnesses and diseases with simple applications,” Patterson said. “As certified professionals, we want to be able to get a sense of security in our community so that we can eliminate the police brutality and intimidation as a

Dr. Sebi result of a natural healing substance being illegal.” In December, Uruguay became the first country to fully legalize the sale, possession, distribution and cultivation of marijuana. “You should see the people there. They are so peaceful. They are not running around crazy as many opponents of marijuana in the U.S. would have you to believe,” Sebi said.  “If you legalize marijuana in D.C., nothing will change. It will continue to be D.C.” On June 10, the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first-ever hearing regarding marijuana legalization and the conflict between state and federal laws. “It is important, especially at a time of budget constraints, to determine whether it is the best use of federal resources to prosecute the personal or medicinal use of marijuana in states that have made such consumption legal,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said in a statement. “I believe that these state laws should be respected.” See more on afro.com


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HBCU NEWS Morgan Summer Program Mentors Young African Leaders

Bowie State University to Host CPU Camp

Twenty-five young leaders from 18 African countries are on the campus of Morgan State University during June and July taking part in a multi-disciplinary learning experience. The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) comes to Morgan’s Public Management Institute to explore some of the key issues facing communities around the world including financial management, public health, the environment and policy analysis. Morgan’s Public Management Summer Program, which began on June 16 with an opening ceremony, runs through July 25 with activities planned daily. Program participants will tour several Baltimore and Maryland educational venues, complete a leadership training program, learn about environmental and cross-cultural issues and their impact on society, and effective communication skills. During the six-week program, the YALI leaders are expected to learn about key issues and best practices in public management that they can take back to their home countries. The public management program is part of Morgan State University’s Public Management Institute, with support from the School of Engineering and the MSU Institute for Urban Research.

Bowie State University’s Department of Computer Science will host an annual computer programming summer camp for young African-American boys ages 12-17 years old. Topics include: • Introduction to computer programming • 3D modeling and animation • Algorithm design • Being a scholar and a gentleman Camp dates: Monday, June 30 - Friday, July 11 (no weekends) For more information: Bowiestate.edu

Donna Covington Announced as DSU’s New College of Business Dean

Delaware State University has named Donna T. Covington as its new dean of the College of Business. Covington arrives at DSU after serving over the previous year as the interim dean of the College of Business and Computer Science at Kentucky State University. Prior to that, from 2010 to 2013 she served as director of Title III and Special Projects at KSU.  Her tenure in academia was preceded by more than 25 years in director and executive posts in the corporate world and two years as an executive director in church administration.  After serving in managerial posts early in her career at Texas Instruments and IBM, Covington served in an ascending succession of director and executive posts with Lexmark International Inc. from 1991 to 2007. During that 16-year period, she held director posts in a diverse variety of areas including global reengineering, supply chain, and business systems. She would later be elevated to vice president of supply chain and vice president of customer Donna Covington service.  She also served as an executive director for Bethel Harvest Church in Nicholasville, Ky., from 2007-2009, and as an administrative and leadership development director for Consolidated Baptist Church of Lexington, Ky.  Covington possesses a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Centre College in Danville, Ky., a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky.  She will begin her tenure at DSU College of Business dean on Aug. 4

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COMMUNITY CONNECTION Prince George’s County Deltas to Host ‘Diamonds and Denim’

The Prince George’s County Delta Alumnae Foundation will host Diamonds and Denim, an old school hand dance/line dance/ card party on June 27 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Prince George’s Ballroom in Landover. Musicologist Dr. Nick Johnson will perform at the event. For advance ticket sales, call: 301-429-5920.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Hosts International Day

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in N.W. D.C. will host its annual International Day service on June 29 at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. D.H. Kortright Davis.  The event will culminate with an outside celebration with lots of international food, fellowship, and music. The event is open to the public.

D.C. Public Library Rewards Summer Readers With Prizes

This summer, parents looking for ways to get their kids to read can look to the DC Public Library. Thanks to partners like the Washington Nationals and Chipotle, children and teens will earn prizes for reading this summer. Starting this month and running through August, the DC Public Library will give readers a free kids meal The Martin or burrito from Chipotle halfway through Luther King Jr. the Summer Reading program. In Memorial Library addition, school-aged in N.W. D.C. children and teens who finish the program will earn two tickets to a Washington Nationals game. “Students in the District deserve a summer enrichment experience that

helps them return to school in the fall ready to tackle the next grade,” said Richard ReyesGavilan, executive director of the DC Public Library. “Thanks to the support of sponsors like the Washington Nationals and Chipotle, DC Public Library’s Summer Reading program will ensure that kids are reading and learning all year long.” The Library is offering over 100 programs tailored to early readers, children, and teens. Activities include science, technology, engineering, art and math themed programs; book clubs; story times and special performances. In July, Washington Nationals players will also visit some neighborhood libraries. The library’s summer reading program helps counter summer learning loss.  Research shows that children and teens can lose close to two months of what they’ve learned in the previous school year when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.  This means that even with student progress during the school year, the District’s improvements in education can slow down unless more children and teens read over the summer. To learn more about the Library’s summer reading program, visit your local library or online at dclibrary.org/summerreading.

NAACP D.C. Branch and Wells Fargo to Host Housing Forum Wells Fargo and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have announced a joint effort to host a housing forums in Washington DC during National Homeownership Month in June. The forum will be held on June 28th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the NAACP Financial Freedom Center located at 1816 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. The forum will provide aspiring homeowners with information and resources to help navigate the path to homeownership successfully. Speakers at the NAACP DC Branch Home ownership forum include Director of the District of Columbia / National Capital Area Office for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Marvin W. Turner and the Director of Single Family Programs (District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency) Carisa Stanley. The NAACP and Wells Fargo provide financial education opportunities through its Financial Freedom Center. The Center, announced by the NAACP and Wells in 2011, delivers financial education training and houses the organization’s Economic Department. 

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Protecting Our Progress In our time, we are witnessing a reenactment of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s – foremost among them, efforts to suppress the African-American vote. Now in 2014, our progressive, multiracial coalition must once again exercise our most basic civil right by voting in record numbers. Even as we fight against voter suppression in the courts and the Congress, we Elijah Cummings must not cooperate with the U.S. Representative forces of reaction by failing to vote. Only by once again marching in record numbers to the voting booths of our nation this year can we protect the progress that we have achieved. Just as it was in the 1960s, we are the foot soldiers in a 21st Century civil rights movement. This year’s elections are not an abstract debate. They are a struggle upon which our livelihoods and lives may well depend. President Obama is on the ballot this year – just as surely as if the president’s name headed the list of candidates. The Republicans have been extraordinarily candid about their determination to turn back history and destroy the gains that we have achieved during Barack Obama’s presidency. Allow me to break down what reactionary success would mean to everyday Americans – especially, to those of us who are Americans of Color. Our Progress: The Economy African-Americans voted in record numbers in 2008. As a result, in 2009-2010, a Democratic Congress was able to enact and President Obama signed into law real and substantial reforms that have directly benefitted tens of millions of Americans. In order to strengthen our economy and our ability to earn a living, we responded to the Wall Street melt down and the worst recession since the 1930s with The Economic Recovery Act. That initiative created and saved millions of jobs and cut taxes for 98 percent of Americans. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Legislation has reined in reckless practices on Wall Street, ended taxpayer-funded bail-outs and “too big to fail” institutions, and protected and empowered American consumers. The HIRE Act was enacted to provide tax incentives for businesses to hire more Americans (4.5 million American jobs to date), unleashing billions of dollars to rebuild highways and cracking down on offshore tax havens for the wealthy. The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act is now boosting the American economy and creating jobs. The U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act is helping American manufacturers compete by temporarily suspending or reducing duties on materials and products which are not made domestically. Extended Unemployment Benefits lifted up millions of

Americans who lost their jobs in the Bush Recession and stimulated economic activity. The Credit Card Holders Bill of Rights banned the worst practices by credit card companies and provided tough new consumer protections. Our Progress: Education We also invested heavily in future generations by expanding federal support for American public education. The Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act created or saved the jobs of 161,000 American teachers (and thousands of police officers and firefighters), while closing tax loopholes that encourage big corporations to ship American jobs overseas. The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act made the largest investment in college aid in American history. Our Progress: Health Care We enacted the most farreaching health insurance reforms since Medicare and Medicaid. The Affordable Care Act now recognizes health care as a federally protected right, not a privilege. “ObamaCare” also put a stop to the worst abuses by insurance companies – including discrimination against people with pre-existing medical conditions.

“ In our elections this year, we must protect the progress that we have made so that America can move forward toward a better day. We are voting for our families and the generations of Americans yet unborn.” Children’s Health Insurance Legislation provided affordable health care coverage to 11 million children who otherwise would have gone without coverage. The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act now provides more help for those who provide care to disabled, sick, or injured veterans and improves health care services to women veterans. Our Progress: Civil Rights We moved forward in the continuing expansion of civil rights. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act restored the rights of women and other workers to challenge unfair pay – helping to close the wage gap where women earn 78 cents for every $1 that a man earns. Hate Crimes Prevention Legislation extended

federal protection to people who are victims of violent crime because of their gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Protecting Our Progress I have reminded you of this progress because it would not have been achieved had not we, the foot soldiers of Barack Obama’s multiracial coalition, voted in the record numbers in 2008. Then, in the 2010 mid-term elections, when President Obama’s name was not on the ballot, far too many in our coalition stayed home on Election Day. The consequences of that failure were disastrous: reactionary state legislatures, gerrymandered congressional districts, voter suppression, a Tea Party Congress, government shutdowns and threats to default on the full faith and credit of the United States. President Obama continues to fight for that “more perfect union” of America’s civic creed. So must we all between now and Election Day 2014. In our elections this year, we must protect the progress that we have made so that America can move forward toward a better day. We are voting for our families and the generations of Americans yet unborn. U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

Anthony Brown for Governor: The Best Choice for Maryland Over the course of my lifetime, America has changed. We have embraced diversity while expanding opportunity and justice for millions of our fellow citizens. We have broken down barriers to public service from City Halls to the White House. And while candidates of color continue to face higher and tougher hurdles in their attempts to Ben Jealous serve their communities, President Obama proved that when people come together, it’s possible to abandon outdated, hurtful ideas of what is possible and make history. Our country’s history can be a heavy, complicated burden to bear. Each of us carries our family’s struggles and challenges with us wherever we go. When I eat lunch in my office in downtown Baltimore, it often strikes me that my father was arrested just blocks away as an activist helping to make it possible for professionals like me to work there. Our efforts to make our voices heard through the ballot box are part of that struggle; there have been just two elected African American governors in our country since Reconstruction, with just one of those serving in the former Confederate states. But young African-American leaders like Kamala Harris and Cory Booker are changing our political story. And it’s a new day in the South, where the next generation of political leaders is poised to usher in a new era of progressive action and equal rights below the Mason-Dixon:

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leaders like Michelle Nunn and Stacey Abrams in Georgia, Steve Benjamin in South Carolina and Alvin Brown in Florida. And of course, Anthony Brown here in Maryland. On June 24th, we will have the opportunity to make history by electing Anthony Brown to be Maryland’s first African American governor. He is the best choice, and the right choice for Maryland. I am endorsing Anthony Brown not because of where we have been, but because of where we are going. By working together, Maryland has become a beacon of progressive action and civil rights. Thanks to the leadership, and partnership,

“Working with the NAACP in communities throughout Maryland, I saw the impact of Anthony’s leadership first-hand. I saw it in safer streets and safer homes. I saw it in new jobs and new hope for so many families.” of Anthony Brown and Martin O’Malley, we have expanded voting rights, decriminalized marijuana, made marriage equality a reality, and ended the death penalty – a fight that the great Marylander Frederick Douglass started more than a century ago. And whether it was leading the effort to pass the bi-partisan Veterans Full Employment Act, protecting victims of domestic violence, or working with local non-profits and faith leaders to dramatically reduce the number of children in foster care, we Maryland has made progress because Anthony is a consensus builder – a proven leader who is capable of

bringing people together and finding solutions. Working with the NAACP in communities throughout Maryland, I saw the impact of Anthony’s leadership first-hand. I saw it in safer streets and safer homes. I saw it in new jobs and new hope for so many families. Looking forward, Anthony is the champion we need to continue that progress. If you believe in universal Pre-K for all of our children, environmental justice throughout our state, expanded career and technology education for our students, and more job opportunities for our neighbors, then Anthony is the leader to support. If you believe in investing in our state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, supporting our women- and minority-owned businesses, and reducing recidivism by taking a “smart on crime” comprehensive approach to criminal justice, then Anthony is a leader you can believe in. If you believe in our young people, who are excited to live in a state where with a strong economy and bright future – a state where our small businesses, universities, and state and local governments are eagerly embracing the technology and jobs of tomorrow, then Anthony should receive your vote for Governor. He has a plan to get more of our young people the training and skills they need to compete for jobs in our most in-demand fields. Maryland can be – and must be – a place where our leaders are chosen not by the color of their skin, but by their qualifications, aptitude, and experience. Anthony Brown is that leader, and I am proud to stand with him today and on June 24th. Ben Jealous is a Partner at Kapor Capital, which has an office in Baltimore, and is former President and CEO of the NAACP. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.

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“ I’m asking not only for your vote, but your help, as we build a better Maryland for more Marylanders. Together. â€? -­ Anthony Brown Join These Marylanders in Supporting Anthony Brown for Governor: • President Bill Clinton • Congresswoman Donna Edwards • Congressman Elijah Cummings • Ben Jealous, Former National President of the NAACP         • More than 100 Pastors and Faith Leaders • The Afro American

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The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) of Northern Virginia (NOVA) honored high school seniors from across Northern Virginia at its 25th Annual Black Scholars Award Jeryl Payne, Program May 18 at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va. The program is a collaborative president of effort of the nine historically Black, international, Greek-lettered fraternities and NOVA NPHC sororities based in NOVA. During the 25 years, over 5,000 African-American students have been highlighted at this program with proud parents, family members, supporters, and school administrators in the audience. Jimmi and Barney Barnwell, architects of the program, urge students to, “always strive to excel not to equal.” The program showcases scholarship recipients as they go on to higher education. Graduating seniors came from eighteen Keynote speaker NOVA high schools. The current NPHC-NOVA president, Jeryl Payne, Norman led this year’s celebration. Jones III

Charge to Honorees by Amir Hobson

Edison High School students Recipients of Academic Achievements Awards: Brandyn Munford and Chloe Morton

Charles Parker, granddaughter Kamara Anais Parker, and her father Charles F. Parker Jr.

Denise Boamah; Dr. Deborah Foreman; Anthony Murphy; Jeryl Payne, president, NOVA NPHC; and Shawn Pressley, emcee

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Reginald Parker; Kendra Gillespie; Shayna Jamison, Miss Black Virginia USA; and Antoinette Mann

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Gar-Field High School students: Isaiah Wright, Jordan Williams, Terez Newman, and Malcolm McCoy

Osbourn High School seniors: Tiaira Perkins, Stephanie Osafo, Ciarra Crowe, and Jordan Banks

Greek leaders: Warren Green (Kappa), Rodney Wyche (Omega), Reggie Parker (Omega), Moultrie Glover (Sigma), Marguerite Taylor (AKA), Kevin Liggett (Alpha), Patricia BeltonBates (Zeta) , Darryl Sharp Jr. (Alpha), Monica Leak (Zeta), Tony Liggett (Alpha), Cedric Howard (Iota), and Ronnie Wyche (Omega)

Jimmi Barnwell, Norman Jones III, Amir Hobson, Chiquita King, Lisa McCormick, and Charles Parker

Ronald McDonald meeting guests attending the Gospel Concert

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Erica Campbell and Kurt Carr

Over the past eight years, the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour (ICGT) has become one of the most recognized gospel musical productions in the country. It rolled into the DC Metro Area with a stop at Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, Md. McDonald’s, the signature sponsor, presented four-time Grammy Award winner

Erica Campbell as the performing Gospel singer host, along with Uncle Reese Kurt Carr & the Kurt Carr Singers, Gospel Hip-Hop singer Uncle Reese, Anthony Brown and Group Therapy, the Mississippi Mass Choir, organist extraordinaire Moses Tyson Jr., and co-host, comedian Jonathan Slocumb. The gospel artists performed for a packed audience as they swayed back and forth, clapped their

Karen Torres (seated), executive director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, D.C.; Kara Griffin, Dr. Pepper executive; Mosie “Mama” Burks, Mississippi Mass Choir; Mary Navies, McDonald’s owner/operator; Jonathan Slocumb (standing), comedian; Jerome Navies, McDonald’s owner/operator; Lonnie Hunter, Praise 104.1; Isaac Green, McDonald’s owner/operator; Hoyett Owens, executive producer, ICGT/ Faith-Based Communications; gospel singer Kurt Carr; and organist Moses Tyson Jr. Mary Navies and emcee Lonnie Hunter

hands and stomped their feet while listening to the glory-filled songs. The musical presentations reflected the diversity in gospel music today; from traditional to urban/contemporary to ole skool to Hip-Hop. The tour raises much-needed funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Lonnie Hunter of Praise 104.1 served as the guest emcee.

Mosie “Mama” Burks and the Mississippi Mass Choir performs

Anthony Brown and Group Therapy

Latrina Antoine, award winning gospel singer; Erica Campbell (of Mary, Mary); and Edgar Brookins

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Jonathan Slocumb, Gospel singer Byron Cage and Hoyett Owens

Kurt Carr Singers with the Mississippi Mass Choir in the background Lonnie Hunter and Karen Torres invite a young lady from the audience to sing (far left)

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Move Afoot to Protect Women Around the World Against Violence legislation…. But there are still a lot of questions in accountability. Who is responsible for enforcing this? One aspect is training military and police to respond, but how, and who’s doing this?” she asks, adding that women themselves should be part of the process. “We also need to address the issue of violence here in our own country.” One aspect of the bill she and others find promising, is that it shows deference to the women, community systems, and organizations that are already engaged in this work, for and with their own people. According to the bill, “building local capacity” is a mandatory part of the strategy. Further, “Not less than 10 percent of the amount of assistance provided… should be provided to community-based nongovernmental organizations, with priority given to [those] led by women.” The bill also mandates “engaging men and boys as partners,” though it doesn’t say how. Currently, I-VAWA is being reviewed in the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. If it passes muster there, it will be put to vote on the Senate floor. From there it must pass a vote in the House, survive any amendments, and then be signed by the president. If the past is any indication, the legislation will likely face

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independent, communitybased women’s organizations abroad. WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Last year, the “The United States Violence Against Women Act of 1994 was is a large player in amended and reauthorized. This past month, a international assistance, group of senators began setting their sights on and that plays a role broadening protection to women around the in sub-Saharan Africa world. in the way funding is With S.2307, also known as the allocated for resources,” International Violence Against Women Act says Kouassiaman, citing (I-VAWA), preventing and responding to Uganda as an example. violence against women abroad would become There, 40 percent of the Women at the ASAZA center in Mazabuka, Zambia, which a top priority of American foreign policy. national budget is funded supports survivors of gender-based violence When he was in the Senate, Secretary of State through aid from the John Kerry first proposed the bill in 2010. U.S. and other nations. preventing early and forced marriage; and It has failed a few times with several other As a result, the American using “U.S. personnel” to train foreign police sponsors since then. policies attached to aid guide how Uganda and military forces to respond to and prevent This time, sponsors are hoping for a allocates those funds to the community violence against women and girls. different outcome. organizations and government agencies that For Lauren Chief Elk, activist and “Violence against women and girls impedes need it. cofounder of the Save Wiyabi Project, an progress in meeting many United States global The bill offers an extensive, but slightly advocacy group that addresses violence against development goals,” the bill reads. “It is the vague outline for implementation. First, indigenous women, that last point is a red flag policy of the United States to take effective it makes the (existing) State Department in an already dubious policy. action to prevent and respond to violence Office of Global Women’s Issues a legally “Do I think gender violence is a problem against women and girls around the world, as required entity, and charges the (also existing) in these countries, yes. But I also think the a matter of basic human rights as well as to ambassador with orchestrating all womenUnited States is a root of those causes,” she promote gender equality, economic growth, related efforts. The ambassador would also explains. “What I find problematic is that and improved public health.” continue to be responsible for creating the While many applaud the measure – United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond –  and it’s not that thinly veiled – this is very much like what we used to fuel the Iraqincluding 300 humanitarian groups such as to Gender-Based Violence Globally (devised Iran invasion…we’re ‘liberating Amnesty International – there are important in 2012 via executive order). As part of this women.’ It’s not ultimately about questions to consider. With the United strategy, five to 20 developing nations with helping with gender violence, it’s States’ track record on the subject within its “significant levels” of gender-based violence more about occupation.” own borders, and its litany of controversial would have individualized response plans. Elk also points out that law international interventions, is it reasonable to “I think the grantees we work with would enforcement and military are often attempt such a global endeavor? welcome the strong statement. It mirrors the perpetrators of violence against “Once [the bill] develops more teeth, language that exists in a lot of other policies women, within their own ranks and we’ll see how it interacts with [communities [around the world], and we’re actually in among those they are supposed to abroad],” says Caroline Kouassiaman, alignment with the rest of the world, which is protect. In 2006, a Philippine court program officer for sub-Saharan Africa for exciting to see,” says Kouassiaman. convicted an American soldier of the Global Fund for Women. The advocacy Other directives in the bill include raping a woman who lived near and grantmaking organization collects private fostering economic, educational, health, and the base. In 2011, soldiers based funding and redistributes it as grants to legal activities to combat gendered violence; in South Korea were all put under GSUSA Summer#2-5.68x10_GSUSA Summer ad#1-Washington Afro 5.68x10 6/16/14 3:37 PM Page 1 curfew after two soldiers were accused of raping South Korean women on separate instances. Last year, the then-chief of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office for the Air Force was arrested in Virginia for sexually assaulting a civilian. “The United States is global violence against women,” Elk says. “We can barely go a day without hearing about sexual assault against women in our own military forces, and these are the people who are going to be solving the problem?” Kouassiaman is a bit more optimistic, but also remains critical until more details are given. “[I-VAWA] is very comprehensive By Jazelle Hunt Special to the AFRO

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an uphill battle. On the other hand, as Elk points out, the wake of the Nigerian girls’ kidnapping, gang rapes in India, and the Isla Vista, California killings may provide ripe conditions. “It gets tricky when you frame invasions with aid and help and humanitarianism. It gets people’s emotions going,” Elk says. She offers an alternative to I-VAWA: “A great first step to addressing gender violence worldwide would be to get military forces out of these countries, including private forces employed by U.S. companies,” Elk recommends, “and then work on getting those companies out.”


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Meagan’s Mmm Mmm Good! By Kam Williams Special to the AFRO

Meagan Good has developed into one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses for both film and television. Most recently, she starred in the sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues opposite Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Kristen Wiig. Additionally, she was seen starring as the lead character Detective Joanna Locasto in the new NBC drama “Deception.” These roles followed a highly successful 2012 for Meagan when she held co-starring roles in the critically-acclaimed TV series, “Californication;” the box-office hit, Think Like a Man, and Charles S. Dutton’s comedy, The Obama Effect. The versatile actress has starred in multiple genres of films ranging from horror, ala The Unborn, to comedy, ala The Love Guru. In one of her first major film roles, the eerie 1997 drama Eve’s Bayou, she delivered a powerful performance opposite Samuel L. Jackson for which she landed her first NAACP Image Award nomination. Meagan actually began starring in commercials at age 4, and has shot over 60 national TV ads to date.

Her first major television role was as the character Nina on the Nickelodeon hit series “Cousin Skeeter.” In 2001, she transitioned to prime-time television with a recurring role on the show, “Raising Dad.” Good’s other television credits include “Moesha,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “The Division,” “The Parenthood,” “My Wife & Kids” and “All of Us.” Additional feature film credits include: the box-office hits Jumping the Broom and Stomp the Yard; the cult film, Brick with Joseph Gordon Levitt; the features You Got Served and D.E.B.S; Waist Deep with Tyrese Gibson; Queen Latifah’s The Cookout; Biker Boyz; Deliver Us From Eva; and the horror film Saw V. In addition to acting, Meagan’s ambitions have led her to produce her own independent films, including the 2006 feature, Miles From Home, which she starred in opposite actor/director Ty Hodges. She produced and starred in Video Girl, too, a “Gia”-esque film that depicts the sordid and misunderstood life of a music video superstar. Meagan resides in Los Angeles with her husband, DeVon Franklin. Here, she talks about reprising the role of Mya in Think Like a Man, Too. Kam Williams: Hi Meagan, thanks so much for the time. Meagan Good: Oh, thank you, Kam. How’re you doing? KW: Great! Great! I’m honored to have another opportunity to speak with you. MG: Of course. I was looking forward to chatting with you.

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KW: What was it like shooting the sequel? Everybody came back! MG: I know. We got the whole shebang! It was a lot of fun. Everyone really gets along, and the chemistry is just right with this group. And it’s not always like that on a project. So, this was kind of a treat for all of us to reunite… play… hang… and do what we do for a living, and to have fun doing it.

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Don’t Miss Chance to Catch Patti LaBelle in ‘After Midnight’ By Kam Williams Special to the AFRO If you were lucky enough to tune in to the Tony Awards from the very beginning last Sunday evening, you caught a pretty phenomenal opening

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you promised yourself you’d do if you became famous, that you still haven’t done yet? MG: Yeah, visit Africa again. KW: Terry Crews recently told me that he was very moved when he went to Africa for the first time to shoot Blended in South Africa. MG: I can believe that. So was I. I’ve been to Nigeria once and while I was there I spent some time at an orphanage in a very poor area with a little, 3 year-old girl who’d lost both of her parents. She had an older sister, and a couple of younger sisters. You could tell she was very sad and traumatized, because she was very quiet and didn’t make many facial expressions. She perked up after awhile, but then she started crying and I started crying when it was time for me to go. It was heartbreaking. The people who worked there actually told me I needed to go outside and stop crying. When I apologized for getting emotional, they said that that it was a problem because the girl sensed that I was about to leave her and return to my regular life far away, whatever that was. KW: That happened in Nigeria which is now also dealing with the kidnappings of young girls, as well. MG: Yes, and that’s another reason why I definitely want to go back. I want to get more involved and make a difference by raising my voice in opposition to all of the abductions and sextrafficking. KW: Thanks again for the time, Meagan, and best of luck with both the movie and your efforts in Nigeria. MG: Thank you so much, Kam.

the Tony for Best Choreography. My appetite whetted by the Tonys, I attended a performance of the full show a few days later and

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Patti LaBelle (inset) joins the cast of Broadways ‘After Midnight’ spotlighting Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia singing a spirited rendition of “On the Sunny Side of the Street.” The three were doing a number from the Broadway musical After Midnight, in which Fantasia originated the lead role presently played by Patti. The three divas were immediately thereafter joined onstage by the rest of the cast for a spectacular dance number, “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).” Thus, it was no surprise later in the program when After Midnight’s Warren Carlyle won

was quite frankly bowled over by the 90-minute tribute to Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club. Of course, there was Patti holding the audience in the palm of her hand while belting out such jazz standards as “Stormy Weather,” “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love, Baby,” and “On the Sunny Side of the Street.” However, the entire production proved pretty enthralling, unfolding in dizzying fashion, like a non-stop threering circus. After all, After Midnight has a cast of 87, provided you count the band, which you should since they’re

onstage, too, not in an orchestra pit. The festivities were elegantly emceed by the versatile Dule’ Hill, who also tapped and crooned a few classics along the way, including “I’ve Got the World on a String.” The jam-packed show featured over two-dozen tunes in all, and a variety of dance styles ranging from the Charleston of the Twenties to break-dancing, with a taste of every era between sprinkled in for good measure. The play is closing on June 29th, so I suggest you move quickly, if you are a fan of Patti LaBelle’s, and would like to catch her in the show.

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Ruby Dee’s Legacy of Activism, Acting Mourned By Mark Kennedy The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — For Ruby Dee, acting and activism weren’t contradictory things. They were inseparable, and they were intertwined. The African-American actress, who earned lead roles in movies and on Broadway, also spent her life fighting against injustice, even emceeing the 1963 March on Washington and protesting apartheid in South Africa. “We are image makers. Why can’t we image makers become peacemakers, too?” she asked after she and her husband, Ossie Davis, accepted the Screen Actors Guild Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2000. That legacy of entertaining and pushing for change — in addition to the epic love affair with Davis — made Dee, who died at age 91 in her New Rochelle home on Wednesday night, a beloved figure in America and beyond. Broadway theaters will dim their lights in her honor Friday night. As a sign of how influential Dee has been to generations of performers, she was thanked twice from the podium at Sunday’s Tony Awards, by six-time winner Audra McDonald and new Tony winner director Kenny Leon. “She will be missed but never forgotten as she lives on in many of us,” Leon said in a statement Thursday, noting Dee’s death came just weeks after that of Maya Angelou. “Maya and Ruby leave us only days apart — those two women with four letter names instructed us on how to live.” Dee’s long career earned her an Emmy, a Grammy, two Screen Actors Guild awards, the NAACP Image Award, Kennedy Center Honors, the National Medal of Art and the National Civil Rights Museum’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She got an Oscar nomination at age 83 for best supporting actress for her role in the 2007 film “American Gangster.” Spike Lee, who directed Dee and her husband in “Do the Right Thing,” took to Instagram to say he was “crushed.” He said it was one of his “great blessings in life to work with two of the finest artists and activists — Ruby and Ossie.” President Barack Obama said he and his wife, Michelle Obama, were saddened to hear of Dee’s death and will never forget seeing her in “Do the Right Thing” on their first date. “Through her remarkable performances, Ruby paved the way for generations of black actors and actresses, and inspired African-American women across our country,” he said in a statement. Dee made her Broadway debut in the original production of “South Pacific” and in 1959 starred in the Broadway premiere of “A Raisin in the Sun,” about black frustration amid racial discrimination, opposite Sidney Poitier. Both

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reprised the roles in the film two years later. Davis and Dee, who met in 1945 when she auditioned for the Broadway play “Jeb” and married on a day off from another play in 1948, shared billing in 11 stage productions and five movies during long parallel careers. But they were more than a performing couple. They were also activists who fought for civil rights, particularly for blacks. “We used the arts as part of our struggle,” she said in 2006. Along with film, stage and television, their richly honored careers extended to a radio show, “The Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Story Hour,” which featured a mix of Black themes. As young performers, they participated in the growing U.S. movement for social and racial justice. They were friends with barrier-breaking baseball star Jackie Robinson and his wife, Rachel Robinson — Dee played her, opposite Robinson himself, in the 1950 movie “The Jackie Robinson Story” — and with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X. They spoke at the funerals for King and Malcom X. Their activism never waned. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by helping to launch the 30thanniversary celebration of the University of Iowa Black Action Theatre and in 1999 were arrested protesting the shooting death of unarmed African immigrant Amadou Diallo by New York police. In 1998, they released a dual autobiography, “With Ossie

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NBA Should Oppose Carmelo-to-Miami Move Would Eastern Conference Competition Be Diminished? By Stephen D. Riley Special to AFRO (June 15, 2014) Rumors recently flared around the Miami Heat possibly trying to make room to acquire New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony this summer. Anthony has made it clear that he intends to opt out of his last year with the Knicks and test free agency in July, and his destination could be South Beach. Anthony was the third overall selection in the 2003 draft that featured LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, and while Miami’s Big Three has certainly made an impression on the NBA, there may be room for Anthony to come aboard if the Heat can pull off some serious financial restructuring. But while the idea of all four players taking a substantial pay cut to make it happen sounds interesting, this isn’t something that should be able to pass the league’s review so easily. Commissioner Adam Silver is new to the job, but he’s already made a mark with his handling of the Donald Sterling incident. He may face another mile-high challenge if Anthony finds his way to Miami. The NBA has infamously interfered in free agency deals before, but the Association would definitely be required to step in and break up a possible parity killer. How much would basketball change if Miami landed Anthony? Ratings may increase, but the criticism from fans would be so intense that the deal might actually hurt the NBA. Outrage flooded the league when James and Bosh decided to

join Wade. Former players had their own say, and fans detested the move. Miami became the new team to hate

has come under fire in recent years for its lack of competitive teams, so adding another superstar to the

Rumors recently flared around the Miami Heat possibly trying to make room to acquire New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony.

“The NBA has infamously interfered in free agency deals before…” seemingly overnight, because the competition level was lowered when three of the best players in the NBA’s Eastern Conference joined forces. Since their alliance in 2010, the Heat made four straight Finals appearances and have barely been tested in conference play. The Eastern conference

already star-studded Heat roster closes the door on any other Eastern team’s chances. We enjoy the gauntlet that is the NBA Western Conference playoffs, but we change the channel whenever Miami is matched up against an undermanned opponent in the postseason’s early rounds. The possible addition of

Anthony could mean more channels changed. Perhaps I’m biased—I enjoy a level playing field and I enjoy an NBA in which teams can mix superb drafting with shrewd business moves through free agency. I grew up despising the absence of a salary cap in baseball, which allowed teams such as the New York Yankees to simply outspend everyone else and stockpile talent on the way to a string of titles. There was no point in even having competition if the Yankees were simply going to nab all the best players. The same sentiment would resurface if the Heat have their way. On Facebook and Twitter, the reaction to Anthony’s possible move has been ruthless, and popular sporting websites have hinted that a possible lockout could be in store for the 2017 season, following a similar lockout in 2011, one year after the Heat’s trio formed. A possible gathering of four of the top five picks of the 2003 draft would simply cripple the NBA. It would anger fans, owners and throw the word “competition” out the window. The idea of all four players taking major pay cuts is beautiful, but how much respect would a Miami team of four perennial All-Stars and Olympians get, even if they won a title together? The notion is scary and attractive, exciting and boring, humbling but still greedy. With so many ways to look at the idea, there will be varying opinions. As unpleasant as fan reaction was in 2010, an even harsher backlash could be in store if Miami exits another offseason with the top free agent on the market.

Black U.S. Athletes Rank Among Highest Paid Athletes on Forbes List By Courtney Jacobs AFRO Staff Writer Four African-American athletes rank among the top 10 highest-paid stars in the world, according to the annual Forbes list of the wealthiest sports players. The magazine’s list compiles athletes’ earnings from salary or winnings and endorsements since last June. The list does not include agent fees, taxes or investment gains or losses. Boxer Floyd Mayweather held the top spot this year, rising from no. 15 last year, with earnings of $105 million. Mayweather was number one in 2012 as well, and reclaimed the top spot with two major fights in the last 12 months. His

The San Antonio Spurs celebrated winning their fifth championship in franchise history after a 104-87 win over the Miami Heat.

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Spurs Stomp Heat in Game Five to Claim NBA Championship By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor Forward Kawhi Leonard had a team-high double-double of 22 points with 10 rebounds and guard Manu Ginobli dropped 19 points off the bench to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 104-87 win over the Miami Heat and claim the team’s fifth championship in franchise history. Desperate to avoid elimination in Game Five, Miami’s LeBron James came out firing in the opening quarter, attacking San Antonio relentlessly. James racked up 17 points and seven rebounds as the Heat led, 29-22, at the end of the quarter. But just as they did in Games Three and Four, the Spurs took over the momentum of the game in the second quarter, outscoring the Heat 25-11 to take a 47-40 lead into halftime. The Spurs would build on that lead in the second half, leading by more than 20 points for majority of the final two quarters. Following his hot start, James struggled for the rest of the game. The star forward scored just three points in the second quarter, nine in the third quarter and two points in the fourth, totaling a game-high 31 points. Miami forward Chris Bosh and guard Dwyane Wade, the remainder of Miami’s “Big Three,” scored 13 points and 11 points, respectively. Meanwhile, San Antonio had four other players join Leonard, who was named the recipient of the Bill Russell Finals MVP award, in double-digit points. Guard Patty Mills had 17 points off the bench, including five three-pointers. Forward Tim Duncan had 14 points with eight rebounds and guard Tony Parker had 16 points. The Spurs celebrated their fifth championship since Duncan brought the first title to San Antonio in 1999. The Spurs beat the New York Knicks in the 1999 Finals and defeated the New Jersey Nets in the 2003 NBA Finals. They also beat the Detroit Pistons for the 2005 NBA title and handed LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers a loss in the 2007 NBA Finals.

fight with Canelo Alvarez generated the most Pay-Per-View revenue ever at $150 million; Mayweather walked away with about $73 million. LeBron James moved up one spot this year into third place, with an earning of $72.3 million. James owned a stake of Dre Beats headphones, which was recently sold for $3 billion to Apple. James’ Nike shoes sold $300 million last year in the U.S. Kobe Bryant slipped several spots from no. 3 to no. 5, with earnings of $61.5 million. Bryant started a company last year, Kobe Inc., which has already made its first investment with a stake in the drink Body Armour. Bryant is still the highestsalaried NBA player making at least $8 million more than any other player. However, Bryant only played six games this past season due to an injury.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather held the top spot this year. Last year’s top earner Tiger Woods slid down to no. 6 this year, with earnings of $61.2 million. Of that, $55 million came from endorsements, appearances and golf course designs. The first golf course designed by Woods will open this fall in Mexico. Woods missed a number of tournaments last year due to injury, and EA Sports dropped him as the cover athlete of their annual PGA video game.


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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 620001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM552 Rubin Mayes Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Elizabeth A. Mayes, whose addressis 1730 Seventh Street NW #204, Washington DC 20001, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Rubin Mayes, who died on March 22, 2014 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 December 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 December 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: June 20, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Rubin Mayes Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 06/20, 06/27, 07/04/14

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM497 Arma Rivers Decedent B. Marian Chou Esq 717 D Street NW #415 Washington, DC 20004 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Carol Rivers, whose address is 6913 Presley Road Lanham MD 20706 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Arma Rivers, who died on March 24, 2014 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before December 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 December 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 15:12:30 EDT 2014 shall its first publication so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: June 20, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Carol Rivers Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM561 Anne Theresa Okeefe Decedent Wesley L. Clarke 1629 K. Street Ste 300 Washington, DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Allison O’Keefe, whose address is 606 North Carolina Avenue SE Washington DC, 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Anne Theresa Okeefe, who died on April 23, 2014 without a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose where-abouts 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 Decmenber 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 December 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: June 20, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Allison O’Keefe Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM559 Waldo E Barnes AKA Waldo Emerson Barnes Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Bruce Mcweay, whose address is 1413 Southern Avenue #301 Oxon Hill MD 20745 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Waldo E. Barnes AKA Waldo Emerson Barnes, who died on May 3, 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before December 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 December 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: June 20, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Bruce Mcweay Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 06/20, 06/27, 07/04/14

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM164 Schuyler T. Eldridge III Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Hallie M. Eldridge, whose address is 1720 Michigan Ave NE Washington DC 20017 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Schuyler T. Eldridge III, who died on December 16, 2013 withouta Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before December 6, 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 December 6, 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: June 6, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Hallie M. Eldridge Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 06/06, 06/13, 06/20/14

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TYPESET: Jun 10 06/06, 06/13,Tue 06/20/14 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2014FEP77 Date of Death December 17, 2008 Theodore Wilson Cade Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Virginia L. Cade whose address is 4645 Lacy Avenue, Suitland, MD 20746 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Theodore Wilson Cade, deceased, on June 23, 2009, by the Orphan’s Court for Prince Georges County, State of Maryland. Service of process may be made upon Amina Brown, 5100 Call Place, SE, Washington, DC 20019 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Colombia real property: 5329 D Street, SE, Washington, DC 20019. Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. Virginia Cade Personal Representative(s) TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: June 13, 2014 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American 06/13, 06/20 & 06/27/14

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM980 Joseph Greene Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Regina Brennon, whose address is 3352 Baker Street NE Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Joseph Greene, who died on August 17, 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 December 6, 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 December 6, 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: June 6, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Regina Brennon Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM547 Marcia Jane Branca Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Vivian Leslie Treen, whose address is 451 Sabre Circle, Fulton, MO 65251 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Marcia Jane Branca, who died on April 24, 2014 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before December 13, 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 December 13, 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: June 13, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Vivian Leslie Treen Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM544 Melvin Boger Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Sharon R. Roberts, whose address is 6810 99th Avenue, Lanham MD 20706 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Melvin Boger, who died on February 7, 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before December 13, 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 December 13, 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: June 13, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Sharon R. Roberts Personal Representative

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06/06, 06/13,Tue 06/20/14 TYPESET: Jun 10 15:52:28 EDTCourt 2014of Superior the District of District of Columbia 15:52:46 EDT 2014 Superior Court of PROBATE DIVISION the District of Washington, D.C. District of Columbia 20001-2131 PROBATE DIVISION Administration No. Washington, D.C. 2014ADM533 20001-2131 Evelean Wooten Administration No. Decedent 2014ADM532 NOTICE OF Lisa P. Phillips-Taylor APPOINTMENT, Decedent NOTICE TO NOTICE OF CREDITORS APPOINTMENT, AND NOTICE TO NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS CREDITORS Barbara Wooten, whose AND NOTICE TO address is 2248 UNKNOWN HEIRS Washington Ave, #102 Quardidra S. Taylor, S i l v e r S p r i n g M D whose address is 1241 20910was appointed Oates St. NE Washington DC 20002 was ap- personal representative pointed personal repre- of the estate of Evelean sentative of the estate of Wooten, who died on Lisa P. Phillips-Taylor, May 15, 2013 without a who died on December Will, and will serve with18, 2006 without a Will, out Court supervision. All and will serve with Court unknown heirs and heirs supervision. All unknown whose where-abouts are heirs and heirs whose unknown 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 a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s to such appointment proceeding. Objections shall be filed with the to such appointment Register of Wills, D.C., shall be filed with the 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Register of Wills, D.C., Floor Washington, D.C. 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd 20001, on or before Floor Washington, D.C. December 13, 2014. 20001, on or before Claims against the deDecember 13, 2014. cedent shall be preClaims against the de- sented to the undercedent shall be pre- signed with a copy to the sented to the under- Register of Wills or filed signed with a copy to the with the Register of Wills Register of Wills or filed with a copy to the underwith the Register of Wills signed, on or before with a copy to the under- December 13, 2014, or signed, on or before be forever barred. PerDecember 13, 2014, or sons believed to be heirs be forever barred. Per- or legatees of the desons believed to be heirs cedent who do not reor legatees of the de- ceive a copy of this notice cedent who do not re- by mail within 25 days of ceive a copy of this notice its first publication shall by mail within 25 days of so inform the Register of its first publication shall Wills, including name, so inform the Register of address and relationWills, including name, ship. address and relationDate of Publication: ship. June 13, 2014 Date of Publication: Name of newspaper: June 13, 2014 Afro-American Name of newspaper: Washington Afro-American Law Reporter Washington Law Reporter Barbara Wooten Personal Quardidra S. Taylor Representative Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 06/13, 06/20, 06/27/14 06/13, 06/20, 06/27/14

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM557 Rudolph Thomas Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Ophelia K. Thomas, whose address is 3408 Alabama Ave SE, Washington DC 20020 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Rudolph Thomas, who died on June 7th 2013 with a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose where-abouts 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 December 13, 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 December 13, 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: June 13, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ophelia K. Thomas Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM539 Rosetta Toatley AKA Rosetta H. Toatley Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Peter Toatley, whose address is 1614 Thomas Road,Ft. Washington, MD 20744 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Rosetta Toatley AKA Rosetta H. Toatley, who died on April 10, 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM538 Frank Randolph Ebb Sr. AKA Frank R. Ebb Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Cynthia Joan Gilbert, whose address is 2015 Wooded Way, Adelphi MD 20783 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Frank Randolph Ebb Sr. AKA Frank R. Ebb, who died on July 2, 2007 with a Will, and will serve with Court supervision. All un15:51:12 EDT and 2014 heirs known heirs whose where-abouts 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 December 13, 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 December 13, 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: June 13, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Cynthia Joan Gilbert Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM560 Ethel Jones Bynum Decedent Wesley L. Clarke 1629 K Street NW Ste 300 Washington DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Thad S. Jones, whose address is 73 Derick Drive, Fishkill NY 12524 was appointed personal representative of the 15:50:55 EDT 2014 estate of Ethel Jones Bynum, who died on April 18, 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before December 13, 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 December 13, 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: June 13, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

sons 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. LEGAL NOTICES Date of Publication: June 13, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Thad S.Jones Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM144 David Seth Alterman Decedent Elaine P. English 4710 41st Street, NW Suite D Washington DC 20016 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Alexander Alterman, whose address is 1712 16th St, NW #505, Washington DC 20009 was appointed personal representative of the 15:50:31 EDT 2014Seth estate of David Alterman, who died on December 5, 2013 with Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose where-abouts 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 December 13, 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 December 13, 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: June 13, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Alexander Alterman Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM541 Pilar Garcia Decedent Tyrrell Mason & Pillote P.C. 6010 Executive Blvd, Suite 900 Rockville, MD 20852 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Gabriel Garcia Montero, whose address is 1002 W. Sterlington Place, 15:50:11 EDT 2014 Apex NC 27502 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Pilar Garcia, who died on April 22, 2014 with a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose where-abouts 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 December 13, 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 December 13, 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: June 13, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Pilar Garcia Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 06/13, 06/20, 06/27/14

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TYPESET: Tue Jun 10 LEGAL NOTICES Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM176 Frederick Jordan Decedent Monica EDT Shepherd 15:49:54 2014 North Oak Proffesional Park 3034 Mitchellville Road Bowie MD, 20716 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Sarah Hamilton, whose address is 348 Tangerine Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23325 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Frederick Jordan, who died on December 14, 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 December 13, 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 December 13, 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: June 13, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Sarah Hamilton Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM514 Antoinette CarterWillis Decedent 15:49:34 EDT 2014 Bradley A. Thomas Esq 1629 K Street NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006-1631 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Edward Andre Carter, whose address is 2851 Chesterfield Place, Washington DC 20008 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Antoinette Carter-Willis, who died on August 13, 2008 with a Will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose where-abouts 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 December 13, 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 December 13, 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: June 13, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Antoinette Carter-Willis Personal Representative

Decedent Sunwoo Nam 108 Eldrdi Drive Silver Spring MD 20904 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15:49:16 2014 ANDEDT NOTICE TO LEGAL NOTICES UNKNOWN HEIRS Arlene N. Johnson, whose address is 15609 Everglade Lane #103, Bowie MD 20716was appointed personal representative of the estate of Americus H. Hardy AKA Americus Hornsby Hardy, who died on March 28, 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before December 13, 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 December 13, 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: June 13, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Arlene N. Johnson Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM570 Wayola Harris Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Arthur T. Nowell , whose address is was appointed personal representative of the estate of 7214 Good Luck Road , Lanham MD 20706, who died on April 26, 2014 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 Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before December 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 December 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. 15:14:03 EDT 2014 Date of Publication: June 20, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. Wayola Harris 20001-2131 Personal Administration No. Representative 2014ADM591 Estate of TRUE TEST COPY Elizabeth Shepherd REGISTER OF WILLS Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD TYPESET: Tue Jun 17 15:12:48 06/20, 06/27, 07/04/14 PROBATE Notice is hereby given that a petition has been Superior Court of filed in this Court by the District of Elizabeth Coleman for District of Columbia standardEDT probate, includ15:48:52 2014 PROBATE DIVISION ing the appoint-ment of Washington, D.C. one or more personal re20001-2131 presentative. Unless a Administration No. complaint or an objection 2014ADM282 in accordance with Anginette E. Hunt Superior Court Probate Decedent Division Rule 407 is filed NOTICE OF in this Court within 30 APPOINTMENT, days from the date of first NOTICE TO publication of this notice, CREDITORS the Court may take the AND NOTICE TO action hereinafter set UNKNOWN HEIRS forth. Cheryl L. King, whose In the absence of a Will or address is 2039 Gales proof satisfactory to the Street NE Washington Court of due excution, DC 20002 was appointed enter an order determin- personal representatives ing that the decendent of the estate of Anginette died intestate E. Hunt, who died on *appoint an unsuOctober 13, 2013 without pervised personal repre- a Will and will serve withsentative out Court supervision. All Register of Wills unknown heirs and heirs Clerk of whose whereabouts are the Probate Division unknown shall enter their Date of First Publication appearance in this June 20, 2014 proceeding. Objections Names of Newspapers: to such appointment (or Washington to the probate of deLaw Reporter cedent´s will) shall be Washington filed with the Register of AFRO-AMERICAN Wills, D.C., 515 5th W e n d e l l C . R o b i n - Street, N.W., 3rd Floor son7600 Georgia Ave W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . NW Suite 203 20001, on or before Washington, DC 20012 December 20, 2014. Signature of Claims against the dePetitioners/Attorney TYPESET: Tue Jun 17 15:13:45 cedent EDT shall 2014 be pre06/20, 06/27 sented to the undersigned with a copy to the SUPERIOR COURT OF Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills THE DISTRICT OF with a copy to the underCOLUMBIA signed, on or before PROBATE DIVISION December 20, 2014, or Washington, D.C. be forever barred. Per20001-2131 sons believed to be heirs Administration No. or legatees of the de2014ADM587 cedent who do not reEstate of ceive a copy of this notice Julius C. Ermis, JR by mail within 25 days of Deceased its first publication shall NOTICE OF so inform the Register of STANDARD Wills, including name, PROBATE Notice is hereby given address and relationthat a petition has been ship. filed in this Court by Date of Publication: Sharon Kozak for stan- June 20, 2014 dard probate, including Name of newspaper: the appointment of one Afro-American or more personal repre- Washington sentative. Unless a com- Law Reporter plaint or an objection in Cheryl L. King accordance with SuperPersonal ior Court Probate DiRepresentative vision Rule 407 is filed in this Court within 30 days from the date of first pub- TRUE TEST COPY lication of this notice, the REGISTER OF WILLS Court may take the action hereinafter set forth. 06/20, 06/27, 07/04/14 0 Admit to probate the will dated May 27, 2014 exhibited with the petition upon proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution by affidavit of witnesses or otherwise

Appoint an unsupervised personal repreTRUE TEST COPY sentative REGISTER OF WILLS Register of Wills TYPESET: Tue Jun 10 15:48:34 EDT Clerk 2014of the 06/13, 06/20, 06/27/14 Probate Division Date of First Publication June 20, 2014 Superior Court of Names of Newspapers: the District of Washington District of Columbia Law Reporter PROBATE DIVISION Washington Washington, D.C. AFRO-AMERICAN 20001-2131 Kenneth H. Rosenau, Administration No. Esq 2014ADM565 1304 Rhode Island Ave Americus H. Hardy NW AKA Washington DC 20005 Americus Hornsby Signature of Hardy Petitioners/Attorney Decedent Sunwoo Nam 06/20, 06/27/14 108 Eldrdi Drive Silver Spring MD 20904 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Arlene N. Johnson, whose address is 15609 Everglade Lane #103, Bowie MD 20716was appointed personal representative of the estate of 0

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died on April 10, 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 toLEGAL such appointment 15:51:30 EDT 2014 (or NOTICES 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 December 13, 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 December 13, 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: June 13, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter


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Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Growth for the African-American Community

TYPESET: Tue Jun 17 15:10:08 EDTTue 2014 TYPESET: Jun 17 15:04:12 EDT 2014 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM542 Emma Reed Wright Decedent Elizabeth Hughes Esq 1100 Connecticut Avenue NW 340 Washington, DC 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Sallie B. Williams, whose address is 7247 South Ryan Seattle, Washington DC 98178 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Emma Reed Wright, who died on April 4, 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before December 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 December 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: June 20, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM564 Mabel Pinkney Decedent Kathy Brissette-Minus, Esquire 9701 Apollo Drive Suite 230 Largo, MD 20774 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Mary E. Anderson, whose address is 5313 Trent Street, clinton MD 20735, was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Mabel Pinkney, who died on February 16, 2013 with 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 December 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 December 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: June 20, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

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“This book is for you, the everyday person, the person who works, has a family (or not) and wants to stay stress-free, happy, fulfilled and healthy. This book will lead you, the yoga aspirant and participant, to that place. It has a lovable and knowledgeable approach, as if the readers were right in my yoga studio at the Doolin Healing Sanctuary… You too can do yoga regardless of where you are or how limited you are. The main idea is that everyone can benefit from yoga and meditation, and can start to use it wherever they are in their life.” -- Excerpted from the Introduction (page vii) Yoga has exploded in popularity around the country in recent years, as proven by the profusion of women you see walking down the street everyday with a rolled-up rubber mat under their arms. The fad appears poised to take the black community by storm, with even hip-hop mogul-turned-yoga practitioner Russell Simmons becoming a vocal proponent of adopting a meditative Eastern path. Another very dedicated advocate is Daya Devi-Doolin, co-founder with her husband, Chris, of the Doolin Healing Sanctuary located in Deltona, Florida. There, she not only teaches private and group yoga classes, but offers free sessions for abused women and military veterans. Now, this spiritual sister shares her philosophy in Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Growth for the African American Community, an easy-to-read how-to tome with easy-to-follow illustrated introduction aimed at beginners and also the young at heart. The book features photographs not of skinny contortionists, but of the author and some of her students who, as you’ll see, come in a variety of shapes and sizes. That lets you know that you don’t have to be lithe and limber like a runway model to assume such poses pictures as the Boat, the Butterfly, the Half Lotus, the Cow, the Chair, the Eagle, the Half Bridge, the Dancer, the Cobra, the Tree, the Spinal Twist, or my favorite, The Mountain (which looks the easiest). Why should the uninitiated even consider trying yoga? “For a new or a renewed body, mind and spirit,” Daya suggests. Hatha yoga has been around for thousands of years, and is ostensibly beneficial in terms of maintaining youthfulness and flexibility. Furthermore, according to the yogini, our organs and endocrine glands as well as the skeletal, reproductive, circulatory and lymphatic systems are all “healed by the inversion asanas, stretching postures, back bend asanas and twisting asanas. “Asana,” by the way, is just a fancy Sanskrit word for position. If Daya Devi-Doolin’s aim in penning this simple, self-help primer was to demystify yoga while making it appealing to the novice, then bulls-eye! To learn more about the Doolin Healing Sanctuary, visit: http://www.padaran.com/index.html To order a copy of Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Growth for the African American Community, visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1937269469/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

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The Afro-American, June 21, 2014 - June 27, 2014

NO MATTER WHO YOU ASK, OUR COVE POINT PROJECT IS A GREAT SOLUTION FOR SOUTHERN MARYLAND. “Going forward, we will promote fuel-switching from coal to gas for

electricity production and encourage the development of a global market for gas.” President Barack Obama

“Several years from now a portion of a gas

“The export of LNG can

or electric bill being paid by a customer in Japan or Europe could find its way into the paycheck of a worker right here in the United States.”

help drive additional U.S. natural gas production and support hundreds of thousands of additional U.S. jobs in engineering, manufacturing, construction, and operation of the export infrastructure.…”

Bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, cosigned by 21 members of Congress

“Restricting international trade in fossil fuels

is not an effective policy to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions or to advance domestic economic interests, and we recommend against any such restrictions.”

David Mallino, Jr., Laborers International Union of North America

Bipartisan Policy Center

“All of this underscores that

President Obama can serve U.S. strategic and economic interests by immediately approving every request to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal.”

“ The Energy Department was right to approve Cove Point, and it would be right to okay other projects like it in the future.”

The Washington Post

The Wall Street Journal

“LNG exports will foster U.S. job

creation, new tax revenues, and stronger international alliances. At issue is the freedom to export.” John Murphy, Vice President for International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Dominion’s proposal to add export capability to its Cove Point LNG Terminal has received strong support nationwide from respected business leaders—and both sides of the political aisle. That’s because it will bring 3,000 construction jobs, 75 high-paying permanent positions, and tens of millions of dollars in new annual revenue for Southern Maryland. As Dominion continues a 40-year commitment to Calvert County and the Chesapeake Bay, we look forward to keeping the conversation going.

To learn more visit dom.com/covepoint

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Prince Georges Afro-American Newspaper June 21 2014