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Black Clergy Stand Their Ground Against Verdict By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent Just as they did during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, the July 20 demonstrations in more than 100 cities around the nation to protest the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on charges that he murdered 17-year-old Trayvon Martin,

Woman, 18, Raped in Howard Univ. Classroom By AFRO Staff

raped her. Ironically, it was a Caucasian girl. He had a knife.” She said after the incident, the dorm limited visitors. Tisdale said she feels that Howard, like any other urban campus, cannot prevent violence. She said she and her friends take precautions, such as walking in groups on campus whenever possible, and watching to make sure they are not being followed. She is also planning to buy a taser shaped like a lipstick.

An 18-year-old woman was raped at Howard University after her assailant snatched her from the street and dragged her into a building and then into a classroom, authorities said. The Rev. Michael Walrond, The attack occurred about 8 a.m. on July 22. The name of senior pastor at First the victim was not released. Authorities said the woman was Corinthian Baptist Church at Howard participating in a in Harlem, at a press non-campus program. Police conference in front of have stepped up patrols on and Justice Department. around campus. Students have been many ministers were in devastated by the turn of the forefront of protests at events. They took to social federal buildings in their media to express their concern communities. and outrage. They started off by “this is sick,” said capris0n standing with the Rev. Al on Instagram. Sharpton who announced “Guess I’ll be needing a plans to contest “Stand Your tazer,” said lucidjadeing. Ground” laws in Florida and “I really feel some kind 28 other states. More than 20 of way talking about this,” Black clergy leaders joined Howard graduate Cresent Sharpton last week in front of Haynes told Fox 5 News. “I’m Continued on A5 glad I have my glasses on because I could actually start crying. This is too much. It’s just too, too much.” The sexual assault was the second violent episode on or near the campus in recent Joseph Taylor, died after weeks. On July 4, Howard bullets intended for someone student Omar Sykes was else pierced his shoulder fatally shot in a robbery just off and struck behind his ear at campus. Five hundred people a Baltimore intersection in attended a memorial service November 2009. for the senior. People still pack annual Authorities said they memorials held on the notified students via a campus anniversaries of Taylor’s birth e-mail alert system. But Kelsey and death, just as they filled Tisdale, 20, a junior, said she the church for his home-going Courtesy photo has not set up the program to service. Because her son was Although junior Kelsey Tisdale is not a crime victim, she said Howard, like any other receive the alerts. such a giving person, Green urban college, cannot prevent violence. “I saw it on Instagram,” said, she donated his organs, said Tisdale, who is attending which have benefited a baby classes on campus this and six adults. summer. “I’m not scared, but the story made me want to get on it,” “He was a good son. He Tisdale said the incident “shocked” her, but it has not made she said. “If I have my portable taser, I would definitely feel a was a good brother. He was her afraid to be on campus. She said a girl was raped last year lot more safe.” a good father. He was a good in an all-girls dorm for underclassmen on the corner of 4th and “I feel as though as long as you take personal precautions to friend,” said Green, who has Bryant streets, NW. make sure things don’t happen to you, like being with friends, two surviving children and “A D.C. local made his way into the dorm, which is called you should be okay. I feel like you can’t stop stuff like this six grandchildren, including the Annex, and into one of the girl’s rooms,” she said. “He Continued on A3 Joseph’s daughter. “If he had been sick, I’d still be upset, but it’s not the same feeling when someone just comes up and takes your child’s life.” Photo by Freddie Allen/ NNPA News Service

Trayvon Martin Case Fuels Anxiety for Black Moms By Yanick Rice Lamb Special to the AFRO Denise Green has been celebrating her son’s birthday on July 26 without him for the last four years. Her son,

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Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, attends a ”Justice for Trayvon” rally in New York, July 20. Like other mothers who have lost a child to violence, Green said she identifies with Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin. In televised interviews after her son’s killer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter on July 13, Fulton expressed concern for other Black youths. “It’s not just about the Trayvon Martin case,” Fulton told “Good Morning, America” during an interview. “Now, it’s about your kids. It’s about other kids. What do we tell our sons?” Green said the case brought back the pain she felt when Joseph died. “I have a lot of empathy for her and his dad,” Green said. “That kind of death Continued on A5

Man Sentenced to 85 Years in Prison for Threatening, Stalking Ex-Wife By Courtney Jacobs AFRO Staff Writer

A Prince George’s County Circuit Court judge sentenced Michael A. Johnson, 33, of Hyattsville, Md. to 115 years in prison on July 18 for death threats and more than 70 counts of domestic abuse, including stalking, reckless endangerment and multiple violations of a protective order, all aimed at Angel Williams, his ex-wife. Under the sentence, he is to be incarcerated for 85 years, with 30 years of the sentence to be served concurrently. He had been previously convicted for assaulting Williams in 2011. Authorities said he grabbed her by the neck. The couple divorced later that year. Johnson was incarcerated for eight months in 2011 on the assault charge and was released in January 2012. In May 2012, Williams started receiving calls from restricted numbers, in which the caller would hang up immediately. She also received notification that someone was trying to change the passwords to her email accounts. According to court documents, Johnson, posing as his wife, created fake online profiles inviting men to come to her house for sex. The posting appeared on Facebook and on at least one pornographic website and included her name, address, birthdate and photos of her and three of her four children. As a result of the postings, officials said, 50 men showed up at Williams’ house looking for sex. Some even tried to break in to get to Williams, prosecutors said in court. One respondent to an ad attempted to sexually assault

of Williams’ daughters, according to local law enforcement officials. Prosecutors said Johnson also sent offensive and threatening emails to Williams. According to WJLA, one email sent to Williams from Johnson said, “I know PG police are going to kill me after I kill you, but I’m ready for death -- are you?” Although Johnson admitted to authorities that he controlled the email accounts from which the messages came, he denied transmitting the offensive emails. Prosecutors said the messages stopped after his arrest. Williams became so afraid at one point that she bought a shotgun for protection, once standing at the door all night in anticipation of home invasion, prosecutors said. Assistant State’s Attorney Christina T. Ropella stated in court that the woman and her children will never feel safe unless Johnson is in prison. “He’s a dangerous man,” Ropella said. “The best way to protect them is for him to be incarcerated for as long as possible.” Johnson had been charged with violating protective orders three times. The latest court action resulted in Johnson’s conviction of more than 70 criminal counts including stalking, reckless endangerment and violations of a protective order. Prince George’s County Circuit Judge Maureen M. Lamasney, during the sentencing hearing, said, “I would have to be a total idiot to think you would follow my orders when you ignored three judges before me,” Lamasney said. Williams told WJLA, “Today represents sort of a new freedom for my family and I.”

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As many countries around the world celebrate the 95th birthday of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, Washington, D.C. lawmakers held a celebration of his life, legacy and values on Capitol Hill. Many gathered in Emancipation Hall to honor the former South African president with song, dance, and quotes. Among the attendees were Congressional representatives including Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif). “I was profoundly moved and inspired by Nelson and Winnie Mandela,” said Waters, who was the Chair of the Los Angeles Free South Africa Movement in the 1980s. Mandela spent 27 years in South African prison before becoming the first Black president in the country’s history in 1994. During his time in prison, the Free South Africa Movement across the U.S. fought and lobbied for an end to apartheid in South Africa. Several other leaders of the Free South Africa Movement were in attendance including co-founder William Lucy, Cecelie Counts, and Mary Franes Berry. They shared stories of Mandela and what his legacy meant to their lives. “Each time I met him, I was inspired,” said Lucy. “Just to see all he went through and for him to keep fighting is an inspiration to everyone.” Excerpts from Mandela’s famed speeches were shared by 10 members of Congress. Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) and U.S. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) were a just a few of the 10 who read brief pieces from Mandela’s speeches. African tribal dances by the KanKouran West African Dance Company opened and closed the ceremony, and a rendition of “Happy Birthday” was sung by the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz Ensemble with the help of the audience. Mandela’s birthday is also known as Mandela Day. To honor Mandela Day, individuals are asked to dedicate 67 minutes to charity work to commemorate the 67 years Mandela fought for human rights in South Africa. “Nelson Mandela’s guidance, his legacy and his life will not pass out of our existence,” said South African Ambassador to the United States Ebrahim Rasool.

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Mandela has been hospitalized on life support in Pretoria, South Africa for more than five weeks, suffering from major medical issues due to lung infections. On his birthday, he remained in critical but stable condition.

Stevie Wonder Initiates Celebrity Boycott of Florida

It started with Grammy Award-winner Stevie Wonder, but celebrities of different genres have begun to boycott performances in Florida in protest of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law. The announcements come just days after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fl. “I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” Wonder said in various video recordings posted to YouTube from a July 14 night show in Quebec City, Canada. “As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world.” Stevland Morris, better known by his stage name of Stevie Wonder, made the declaration without his classic shades, and with his eyes showing. He added that though some may have already lost their battle for justice, there is more that can be done. “What we can do is we can let our voices be heard. And we can vote in our various countries throughout the world for change and equality for everybody,” he said. “That’s what I know we can do.” O’Jays lead singer Eddie Levert was among many entertainers nationwide who said he would protest the jury’s decision. “I, Eddie Levert will not play Florida until they change their gun laws,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer wrote on his personal Twitter account. “I’m going to join Mr. Stevie Wonder in his boycott of Florida.” By July 18, sisters Erica and Tina Campbell of the dynamic gospel duo Mary, Mary, also announced via Twitter, that they too would boycott the state. “We will stand with Stevie Wonder and boycott Florida until the Stand Your Ground law is changed,” said the sisters. “We love our fans but we must do something.” “We understand a ‘no’ from us isn’t as big as a ‘no’ from Stevie Wonder but if all our voices join together we can really change things,” they wrote.

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Did the Stark Signs Read: ‘Am I Next?’ Or ‘I Am Next’ By Alan King AFRO Staff Writer

Jennifer Hudson and other Had to do a dyslexic relatives positively double-take afteridentified seeing the

sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspiconnection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his The white, protection of 1994 youngChevrolet black lives? dog. According to the Chicago Suburban with Tribune, theRep. boy Eleanor had been shot “People areIllinois lookinglicense for something to do,” multiple times in the back Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) told the AFRO this week. They needseat of the vehicle. The SUV, a place to put “the frustration out there and funnel all that registered to Hudson’s murdered energy; we need a real legacy for Trayvon and for what we think brother, was towed with the happened out there,” to him the night he died. boy’s body inside and is being To that end, Norton suggests increasing efforts to repeal or processed by evidence techniprevent the Stand Your Ground self-defense laws that crept on cians and workers. The body the books in state legislatures with little notice, and was read to was later removed and taken to the jury in the Zimmerman trial. the Cook County Medical Also, this week Norton and Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), coExaminer’s office. chairs of the Congressional Caucus onHudson Black Men and Boys, and other family scheduled the caucus’ first hearing,members entitled “The Status ofMedical Black arrived at the Males: Ensuring Our Boys MatureExaminer’s Into Strongoffice Men.”mid-afterTracy Martin, Trayvon’s father, is slated to givethe opening noon to identify body. remarks. The hearing was scheduled before the Trayvon Martin Given the choice between looktrial, Norton said, but now it is “causing a lot of ing directly at excitement.” the body or Norton hopes this inaugural hearing on it theoncongressional viewing a wall-mounted

that they can and not assume that society will do anything for them.” In addition, he said older black men will also have to emphasize to younger ones that they “have got to assume control over their own lives, as well as be aware that this can be a cruel and racist society in which they’re going to be judged before they open their mouths.” Mfume also plans to focus his comments on developing skills and building strong families. Who is next? All our hopes for our budding future John Legend-like songwriter and Romare Bearden-like artist are clouded by genuine worries for their safety and their psyches as they navigate a world that besieges them daily with negative black stereotypes and racist rants. What father, mother, or “auntie” does not wrestle with the words to explain racism to a child as they necessarily warm the young, andJennnifer male to beHudson’s careful around certain people and in Julianblack King, nephew. certain situations? Who among adult guardians does not live in spokesman forchild the office the murders but is day being fearAthat their black might not live to see another in held a in told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after world that devalues their humanity because of the color of their skin? Read even the poignant Internet words of a white father concerned about his biracial son: “Although I can never fully appreciate the experiences and fears of a black man, I now know “remained strong famibeing convicted of attempted the fear in the heartfor of her every black father.” ly”Now and is was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijackthe time to capitalize on the increased national racial “She held hands with her famiing. Cook County records show dialogue to forge sustainable solutions as one way to honor not ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both only Trayvon’s legacy, but also countless and nameless others was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also like him. We need to stop little black boys from worrying “Am I moment.” convicted in 1998 for possesNext?”

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photo of three little black boys holding up sings with that gut-wrenching Tupac lyric, “Am I Next,” during a weekend protest rally, as I was trying to digest all the Internet twitter following George Zimmerman’s acquittal for the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black Florida teenager who has become the iconic symbolic of all the racial ills Adrienne America sustains. Washington Just ask America’s first AFRO Columnist African American president who was so moved by this level about the status of young black males “can frame the issue Courtesy Photos polarizing case that he risked and will set the stage for a national discussion and assist states in Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who his ratings to lecture about this country’s deep-rooted racism and focusing on help for “black boys on their way to manhood and was killed, as well as her brother, Jason. racial profiling practices. As President Obama painstakingly said, how to get there.” screen, the that’s familywhat chose violen “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” “First, we have to approach thevideo subject face-on; plate X584859was wasdoing,” found on In f body of her 7-year-old The list of unjustly murderedthe black boys keeps growing. So the president she said.the latter. According to the Chicago’s Side hearing after speakers Tribune, Hudson “Yes, home, nephew hours much so that I coined a new word for theMonday, Americanjust lexicon: Other West scheduled include formersaid, NAACP police received a 7Mfume, a.m. callGeorgetown that’sUniversity him.” and ho body wasunder foundcurious in a “Trayvoned,” meaning a young, after blackhis male killed President Kweisi professor kiss th circumstances simply for being black in the wrong place at the Michael Eric Dyson, and Executive Director of the White House ing the wrong time. Next up: Jordan Davis, 17, shot and killed at a Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Jason. Jacksonville, Fla., gas station apparently for playing music too David J. Johns. Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in “Ev loud. Mfume, former NAACP president and Maryland Veteran journalist Adrienne Washington writes weekly for years been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven throug Protests, boycotts and rallies against these racial injustices congressman, is the father of six males ranging in age from 23 to the AFRO about relevant issues in the Maryland and and when a relative found Julian’s forDistrict, the attempted murder West, serve a visible purpose, but what’s next to jumpstart initiatives 42. At the hearing he intends “to talk frankly and openly about Northern Virginia. Send correspondence to her at charges. editor@afro. grandmother, Darnell car hijacking area to and laws that will actually make By a difference in the safety and the need for black men to take hold of their destiny to the extent com. No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, and Dallas Cowboys players Alan King The boy remained missing have t trying to distance him from the Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, AFRO Staff Writer Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in young group, saying, “Barack Obama among the names submitted to in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers for wh Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale election officials. Presidential candidate John Hurd said those workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run McCain’s attack on ACORN – Avenue. Continued from A1 long and deep. He taught classes were doing those things without Associated Community An Amber Alert – a desigthe Justice Department in Washington, D.C. for Reform that now that have a Black president, being for ACORN. thatmissing state legislators can introduce and push in “I don’t want us toendorsed get so caught in the They even knowledge or permisOrganization Now – we ACORN’s nation for high-risk him for President. sion, of the to express their concerns about theconfirms “Stand the success Black is no longer an were issue.fired. theirFriday states.” personality that we miss the principle,” said children – was issued But now ACORN is in trouble. “The evidence thatsaid has surorganization, of the very far from Your Ground” self-defense statutes and the the head“That’s the truth,” The watchdog group said that ALEC Bryant. “The principle is unequalafter sentencing Julian was discovered There are atinleast faced so far shows they faked group says. missing after the murders. dangerous message that the Zimmerman Bryant. eventually dismantled the task force that andReporter: other [disparities] the judicial system. investigations across the the banner 11 forms to get paid for work they “This is testimony to the work Police verdict carried. Rev. L.B. West, pastor of the Mount Airy helped Florida state legislators craft its “Stand There are 30 states under of arrested William country involving thousands of didn’t do, not to stuff ballot we’ve we’ve Balfour, the missing boy’s step- law, after coming under fire for Sharpton said if we don’t change the done and success Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., said Your Ground” ‘stand your ground.’ It’s bigger than George boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN had,” Maude Hurd, president of father and estranged husband “Stand Your Ground” laws, we risk having Black clergy members always played Zimmerman. He’s just the representation of the also promoting controversial voter suppression forms. victim have of fraud, not the perpetraACORN, said in an interview of the Julia, at his girlfriend’s more Trayvon Martin cases, because the law critical leadership roles in shaping local, state, laws. principle of stand yourvoter ground. So, focus Announcer: Massive tor of it. with the AFRO. Southside apartment several emboldens people. and national dialogue surrounding social During a national pastors’ conference in has to be much bigger than that.” fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders. Hurd said the only things “When this attack started, we “There is a license through the George justice and civil rights issues. West added that Working with the Florida state legislators, Miami, Fla., bogus are the charges thempaid more than $800,000 to an had just announced that we had Balfour’s mother, Michele, hasthis week, Sharpton addressed Zimmerman verdict that any White registered male that 1.3 million it was for their the National Rifle thereporters thataher number of key issues that came to light selves. And congregations factcheck. org to ACORN front for getAssociation out the vote andtold newalso vot-critical son had efforts. ers,”and shebe said. “That’s say alsoagrees. feels threatened can shoot a Black boy see just thattothey struggled with the not guilty American Legislative Exchange Council during the George Zimmerman trial, including nothing to do with the slayings. It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks issue risky “StandBalfour that someone’s scared justified,” said the Rev. Anthony Evans, president running verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. West helped craft the to controversial Your remains ALEC’s involvement in Hudson shaping “Stand Your a suspect in Jason ACORN norangry its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud. because of ACORN’s of the National Black Church Initiative. “We’re Ground” laws across the nation. Even though, saidsuccess.” that he was personally that a young Ground” law in 2005. The law basically been found guilty of,could or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment. running forthat did going to have to teach our boys how toMcCain, be safe. who isBlack many of the pastors present at the news boy, nothing wrong, lose extended the “Castle doctrine” [a person’s charged with, casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for president on the Republican tickWe’re going to have to teach our young boys his life, and no one is held accountable. home is his or her castle and can be defended conference last week hinted at boycotting votes.” America. et, lashed out at ACORN in the what the law says are their rights and how to companies that financially support ALEC, no “It’s important for people to see that even with lethal force] to the streets, allowing The problem came about prifinal debate against Barack protect themselves and using a buddy system. specific plans had been developed at that time. spiritual people can have anger and it’s a people in what they feel is a life-threatening Since McCain’s comments, Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way We’re going to have to do something significant The Black SQUARE pastors pushed back on the HIGH righteous anger,” said West. The District pastor situation outside of his home to defend ACORN operates. Rather than ACORN’s 87 offices have been on the verge of maybe perpetratto protect our young boys.” notion that Black leaders are simply fanning added thatinthe anger not peoguilty bombarded themselveswith withthreats deadly rely surrounding on volunteers,the it pays andforce, rather than ing one of the greatest frauds Other Black pastors said it’s not justhistory our in thisverdict racial flames instead of addressing the crime in the George Zimmerman trialor needed retreat. ple, many of them poor unem- racist mail. voter country, ployed, to sign up acts new voters. The day aftertothe maybe destroying thebe fabric of young Black men that need an education, but to channeled into constructive instead and gun violence that claims the lives of According Inpresidential the Public Interest, a The idea was to help both those debate, vandals into the democracy.” also anyone that believes that the election of of destructive ones. thousands of young Black males in our resource centerbroke on privatization and public being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle Factcheck.org, a non-partisan President Obama ushered in a new, post-racial Sharpton’s National Action Network nation’s largest cities. contracting, “ALEC plays an important role thefor registration. offices and stole computers. with valuable and Web site, found those claims to chapter in American society. organized “Justice Trayvon” vigils in 100 Bryant’s Empowerment Temple will host a NOT ON TH of providing corporations BREAD Maud explained, “We have a After a Cleveland representative with “no evi- mother, “When people believe that racebeis“exaggerated,” not a cities. Martin’s Sybrina Fulton, joined gun buy-back program on Aug. 6. unfettered access to state legislators. ALEC zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was dence of any such democracyfactor in the Trayvon Martin case, when people Sharpton for the ate See more at afro.com. vigil and rally of in registration.” New York works with its office members to she draft model bills falsification sent to the local saying destroying fraud.” believe that class and culture are not Hurd [factors] City, N.Y. Most news account neglect to “is going to have her life ended.” believes the McCain in this case, there is some serious charges education Even though it’s important to honoris the point out that ACORN A worker in Providence, R.I., were politically motivatthat needs to be done,” said the Rev. Lisa memory of Trayvon Martin, the required by law toBlack turn inpastors all reg- received a threatening call sayed. LEFT RIGH Jenkins, pastor of Saint Matthews Baptist wanted to ensureistration that thisforms. tragicAnd moment they also fail ing, “We know you get off work She said, “Because it’s lowthat it was the organizaat 9” and uttered racial epithets. and moderate-income people, Church in Harlem. would not be losttotonote history. tion, in many instances, A caller to one office left a andpastor peopleof of color, I Bryant believe the The Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, said the laws and the climatethat thatfirst brought registrations McCain thinks thosethis case Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, Md.,campaign said catapulted ontothe thephony international stage message on the answering to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just voters are going toneed vote to be addressed. many people fooled themselves into believing The McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that Democratic, which is not necesisn’t interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get sarily true.” points, preferring to air misleadhung. He’s a (expletive deleted) ACORN is no stranger to ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of controversy. For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are his political support.managed fraudulent, and you need to go to has fought for social Karen Dale, executive directororganization of AmeriHealth District of Columbia, a Medicaid McCain: I’m John McCain hell. All the niggers on oak trees. and economic justice for lowcare organization serving members in the District of Columbia, will emphasize the importance and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung honand moderate-income 1 BANANA of expanding primary care to women’s healthWith in the Medicaid and offer solutions eys, they’re going to get assassiAnnouncer: Who is Barack Americans. 400,000 mem-community for doing so during a presentationber at the 2013organized Nationalinto Urban Conference at the Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.” families moreLeague Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Another message said, “You baptism performed at warp than 1,200 neighborhood chapDale’s presentation, part of a workshop Our Sisters:speed.” Expanding Preventive Care liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive Vast ambition. After colters in 110titled cities “Save nationwide, deleted). Welfare bums. You lege, he moved to Chicago. for Empowered Lives,” will take place 10:30 July 26.seen The workshop will feature Dale and ACORN has a.m., over the years guys just (expletive deleted) Became a community organizer. itswho sharewill of criticism a panel of other health care experts convey while ideas advofor making women’s health care more come to our country, consume There, Obama met Madeleine cating for affordable housing, accessible and building additional community-based resources to help patients obtain needed every natural resource there is, Talbot, part of the Chicago living wages, healthcare for the primary care services. and make a lot of babies. That’s branch of ACORN. He was so underserved— and while organA seasoned executive with 25 years of experience in health care operations, program all you guys do. And then suck impressive that he was asked to izing voter registration drives. development and financial management, Dale became the executive director for AmeriHealth up the welfare and expect everytrain the ACORN staff. But none has been as withering District of Columbia on May 1. She vicedid president ACORNofinstrategic Chicago one else to pay for your hospital andpreviously baseless as served this one.as the executiveWhat health solutions for D.C. Chartered Health Plan, which was acquired by AmeriHealth Caritas. bills for your kids. I jus’ say let engage in? Bullying banks. With the presidential election AmeriHealth District of Columbialess is the Medicaid care plan intactics. the District, Before age five, every room is a cl your kids die. That’s the best Disruption thanlargest two weeks away, managedIntimidation serving almost 100,000 members.ACORN’s detractors allege the move. Just let your children die. of business. ACORN forced Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple Forget about paying for hospital banks to issue home loans. has engaged in mas“Building a healthier America organization requires shifting the health care paradigm fromrisky a focus counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learn bills for them. I’m not gonna do The same types of loans sive voter registrationthose fraudproblems after on treating problems when they occur to preventing in the first place. Thethat and help them enter school more prepared. That’ it. You guys are lowlifes. And I caused the financial crisis we’re the reported discovery of bogus Affordable Care Act’s making many preventive care services free is only the first step to founded Grow Up Great and its Spanish-language equiva hope you all die.” in today. names, such as Mickey Mouse accomplishing this,” says con Éxito, a 10-year, $100 million program to help pre Hurd thinks the hate calls will Dale. children for school and life. Pick up a free bilingual Sesa cease soon. “Health plans need to “Happy, Healthy,personal Ready for School” kit at a PNC branc We’re looking forward to bringing Cardinal’s high-touch “In two weeks, I think these with all kinds of simple, everyday things you can do to h encourage more primary service and attention to Georgetown businesses and families! attacks will be over. But I think it learn. 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BUSINESS Morehouse Grads, Frat Brothers Awarded $20K Grant From Yale for Black Crowdfunding Platform Black businesses and social causes may no longer be looking to sites such as Kickstarter and GoFundMe as crowdfunding platforms to raise start-up capital. Now, equipped with a $20,000 fellowship from Yale

com, allows Black businesses and social cause projects to raise capital through small investments from both within and outside of the Black community. “African Americans consume technology at a higher rate, but it’s rarely made for us,” said one cofounder Nathan Bennett

the company $20,000 in seed money and a 10-week business boot camp at Yale University to be mentored by leading business educators. Three of the six founders are currently in New Haven, Conn. participating in the boot camp. Co-founder Bola Adewumi said their fellowship at

University, six Morehouse alumni and Omega Psi Phi fraternity brothers plan on their site, BlackStartUp.com, to become the go-to site for Black-based crowdfunding. As a crowdfunding platform, BlackStartUp.

Fleming, 28. “We wanted to use it to address the issues in the community.” BlackStartUp.com, became the first black-owned business to be awarded the Yale Entrepreneur Institute Fellowship, which awarded

Yale University has been an inconceivable blessing for their young company. The group has met with CEOs and executives from Google; General Assembly, a New York based start-up incubator; Business Insider and former

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Three co-founders of BlackStartUp.com, a Black-business and social case project crowdfunding project. YEI Fellows with successful startups. “We’ve been getting great mentoring and the opportunity to change, to grow, learn and become better prepared,” said Adewumi, who works on web development for the BlackStartUp.com. Although the frat brothers, who range in career paths from lawyers, business, media arts and lobbyist often talked about doing something to help the African American community while they were in college, it was not until years later when Bennett Fleming was working on Capitol Hill, that the plan became clear. President Obama’s Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act allowed regular people an opportunity to invest in security contracts once only available to accredited investors with a net worth of $1 million or have an income of at least $200,000 for the last two years.

“The JOBS Act was a breakthrough in security legislation,” said Bennett Fleming. “It gave us a great opportunity to allow our community to invest in itself.” Before receiving seed money from Yale, the founders said they had only invested about $6,000 of their own capital into the company to create the basic website. Bennett Fleming said they were lucky to get funding early on to build the platform’s prototype. BlackStartUp.com is currently in its beta testing phase allowing only 17 startup businesses and social cause projects to use the platform while they work through the kinks and user ability. “We’ve found that social impact and social causes resonate with users and have more likelihood of receiving funding,” said Bennett

Fleming. So far, an engineering summer camp for youth in New York; Girls Gone Global, an organization sending at-risk girls to study abroad; Make Music Count, an algebra group teaching math through pianos and others, have successfully received funding through BlackStartUp.com. “When a business is successful, only a small number of people are impacted,” said Bennett Fleming. “But when a social project is successful, there are a large number of people that are impacted.” Bennett Flemming said his vision is for BlackStartUp. com to become the largest community of Black investors in the world. He said the crowdfudnding platform will become a hub for Black businesses to find mentorship and support to learn from other entrepreneurs.


July 27, 2013 - August 2, 2013, The Afro-American

Emile Griffith, Elegant Boxing Champ, Dies at 75

My Take AP Photos

By Minister Ari Sesu Merretazon

By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer

Inside the smaller theater at Madison Square Garden about five years ago, shortly before a world title fight, Emile Griffith was introduced one more time to the crowd. He rose shakily from his seat, waved ever so briefly and then sat down. The applause kept going. Revered in retirement In this Oct. 18, 1969 photo Emile Griffith, right, battles perhaps more than during his welterweight champion Jose Napoles in a title fight at fighting days, Griffith died the Forum in Los Angeles. Tuesday at 75 after a long battle with pugilistic dementia. title, and Paret went into a coma and died from The first fighter to be crowned his injuries 10 days later. world champion from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Sports Illustrated reported in 2005 that Griffith required full-time care late in life and died at an extended care facility in Hempstead, Griffith may have been fueled by an anti-gay slur directed at him by Paret during the weighN.Y. in. Over the years, in books and interviews, “Emile was a gifted athlete and truly a great boxer,” Hall of Fame director Ed Brophy Griffith described himself at various times as straight, gay and bisexual. said. “Outside the ring he was as great a “People spit at me in the street,” Griffith gentleman as he was a fighter.” told The Associated Press in 1993, recalling the An elegant fighter with a quick jab, days after Paret’s death. “We stayed in a hotel. Griffith’s brilliant career was overshadowed by the fatal beating he gave Benny “Kid” Paret Every time there was a knock on the door, I would run into the next room. I was so scared.” in a 1962 title bout. The outcome darkened The Paret fight left a cloud over the the world of boxing, even prompting some sport for many years. NBC halted its live network television stations to stop showing boxing broadcasts, and then-New York Gov. live fights. Nelson Rockefeller created a commission to It also cast him as a pariah to many inside investigate the bout and the sport. The referee and outside the sport. that night, Ruby Goldstein, never worked He went on to have a successful career after that fatal fight, but Griffith acknowledged another fight. The fight became the basis for the 2005 later in life that he was never the same boxer. documentary Ring of Fire: The He would fight merely to Emile Griffith Story. One of win, piling up the kind of the final scenes shows Griffith decisions that are praised by embracing Paret’s son. purists but usually jeered by “I was never the same fans hoping for a knockout. fighter after that. After that Griffith often attended fight, I did enough to win. I fights in his later years, would use my jab all the time. especially at the Garden, I never wanted to hurt the other where he headlined 28 times. guy,” Griffith said. “I would He was also a frequent visitor have quit, but I didn’t know to the boxing clubs around how to do anything else but New York City, and made fight.” the pilgrimage most years to And fight he could. the sport’s Hall of Fame in Known for his Canastota, N.Y. overwhelming speed and “He always had time for slick style — certainly not his boxing fans when visiting punching power — Griffith was the hall on an annual basis,” Emile Griffith a prodigy from the moment he Brophy said, “and was one stepped in Hall of Fame trainer of the most popular boxers to Gil Clancy’s gym in Queens, return year after year.” N.Y. Griffith habeen working That outpouring of love in a hat factory when, as the that he received late in life story goes, he took off his shirt stood in stark contrast to the on a hot day and the factory way he was received after owner noticed his muscles. March 24, 1962, when he Under the watchful eye of fought Paret before a national Clancy, Griffith blossomed TV audience at the Garden. Griffith knocked out his bitter –Hall of Fame director into a New York Golden Gloves champion and rival in the 12th round to Ed Brophy eventually turned professional. regain his own welterweight

“Outside the ring he was as great a gentleman as he was a fighter.”

PHILADELPHIA--The stench of injustice has spilled over with the nauseating smell of institutional murder once again. Left unchanged, this injustice will linger until the next injustice, and the next case…until we finally get it: public policy, in the form of reparations, is the solution to all of our social ills and the injustices that frame our existence. It’s time to rethink our demands and actions. Reparations is a word to describe what can be done to help victims of chattel enslavement overcome the horrific generational damage that they suffered and the means to give them back their dignity and to make sure that these abuses do not happen again. I’m talking about developmentcentered reparations in which individuals and communities take control and ownership of the development of their own communities. For those of you who are waiting for the “great by

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A Time to Rethink Everything and by,” God is not going to step in until we step up. God is not going to protect and defend us until we protect and defend ourselves. There is no one organization that is going to make “Master” change his/ her evil ways. Only a mass social movement…will. That social movement of our time is the extant reparations movement. Our protests for the injustice of the murder of Trayvon Martin, and the release of his killer, must be strategically and logically linked to reparations. As the demand for reparations goes forward, here are some starting proposals to… repair the damage done to descendants of Africans enslaved in America. We need to: Demand the repeal of all “stand your ground laws.” Demand a war on the import of weapons in urban communities with bounties and rewards. Demand divestment from

He easily defeated the likes of Florentino Fernandez and Luis Rodriguez during an era when it was common to fight every couple of weeks. He quickly earned a title shot against Paret in 1961, winning the welterweight belt with a knockout in the 13th round. Griffith would lose it to Paret in a rematch five months later. After winning back the title during their controversial third fight — many believe Paret never should have been allowed in the ring after a brutal loss to Gene Fullmer three months earlier — Griffith would eventually move up to middleweight. He knocked down Dick Tiger for the first time in his career and claimed the title with a narrow but unanimous decision. Griffith would go on to lose twice during a thrilling trilogy with Nino Benvenuti, his lone victory coming at Shea Stadium in 1967, and lost two bouts against the great middleweight Carlos Monzon. Griffith would finally retire in 1977 after losing his last three fights. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame

financial institutions with a history of financing chattel slavery with investments, loans, and accepting deposits of enslavers. Demand that funding for education exceeds funding for prisons. Demand free, quality healthcare and insurance. Unless and until we make these demands and proposals measurable and available for all African descendants enslaved in America…we will continue to engage in and promote generational insanity.

Minister Ari Sesu Merretazon is co-chair of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America. My Take is a social commentary feature that allows AFRO readers to share their insight into a range of topics. Please submit your 250-450 word entries, with My Take typed into the subject field, to editor@afro. com. Include your name, age, occupation and daytime phone number. The AFRO reserves the right to edit or reject any entry.

in 1990 with a record of 85-24-2 and 23 knockouts. Griffith would go on to train several champions over the years, including Wilfred Benitez and Juan Laporte, among the most popular boxers in Puerto Rican history. His humor and generosity buoyed those close to him as his health deteriorated in later years. He would regale fans young and old with tales of his fights, even though details often became hazy, the result of the many blows during his career. Griffith had four sisters — Eleanor, Gloria, Karen and Joyce — and three brothers — Franklin, Guillermo and Tony. He is also survived by his adopted son, Luis Griffith. Funeral arrangements are pending. “Emile was courageous in and out of the ring, a true champion and a legendary figure that fought an amazing 28 times at Madison Square Garden,” said Joel Fisher, executive vice president of MSG Sports. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

Howard Univ.

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from happening. Even with all the campus police and the extra police and security, people

are going to do bad things when they want to.”

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doesn’t compare to any other death. It’s your child. You gave birth to him—someone you brought into the world. It’s unbearable.” As opponents of the verdict agitate to urge the Department of Justice to investigate Trayvon’s death, young people—mostly boys—continue to fall prey to violence on our nation’s streets. In the District of Columbia, a vigil held July 22 in memory of Eric Leeper and Anthony Chase and siblings Jamie and Jamahl Jenkins, killed in two double-shootings in Ward 7, drew more than 100 people, including Mayor Vincent Gray, Councilman Tommy Wells and Councilwoman Yvette Alexander. The victims were all between the ages of 19 and 28. Sherry Sykes of Washington, D.C., has also been despairing since her son, Omar, a business major at Howard University, was shot and killed near campus on the Fourth of July. “We advised him when he asked for advice, and we watched him blossom into the gorgeous young man we all knew,” Sykes said during an

overflowing memorial service on campus. “And Omar we feel your love still, and we will do our best to do you proud.” But even mothers whose sons have not fallen prey to violence relate to Fulton. Joy Turner, a single mother in Baltimore who has a 14-year-old son, said she couldn’t watch the Zimmerman trial. “It’s just too painful,” she said. “Your heart just went out to the family. It was as though you were walking in their shoes.” Dandrea James Harris, the mother of a young son in Bowie, said the case demonstrates how dangerous life can be for young Black men, whom she called “moving targets.” “You know what we have to do with moving targets?” she asks. “We have to keep them under the radar.” Millie Brown, mother of a 21-year-old son, founded A Mother’s Cry, a support group for mothers who lose their children to violence. She said she has seen countless injured young men go through the emergency department at

Johns Hopkins University. “We have so many Trayvon Martins here in Baltimore,” she said. “There are so many that you don’t see on the news, which is sad.” The name of her organization is based on the cries she has heard too often when a mother learns that her child didn’t make it. She started A Mother’s Cry to try to ease the mothers’ pain. “It was something that I needed to do to try to stop one mother from making that yell to let them know that they’re not alone.” A Mother’s Cry has planned a reunion for survivors and area residents who want to support them from noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Swan Pavilion at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore. “Just follow the yellow balloons,” she said. “Yellow represents the sunshine that the children…brought their families during the years they were alive.” Brown encourages people to get more involved in their communities, whether it’s working with young people, holding elected officials

accountable or reaching out to neighbors who have lost children to violence. Just knocking on the door will be mean so much, even if the

survivor initially says “no” to a helping hand. Green said to cope with the pain, she attends counseling sessions and she

helps other grieving families by volunteering with support groups. See more at afro.com.


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COMMUNITY CONNECTION July 30-31 AARP Driver Safety Course

An AARP Driver Safety course will take place on July 30 and July 31 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Hattie Holmes Senior Center, 324 Kennedy St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20011. Cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Space is limited, so register now by calling (202) 291-6170.

August 2

In time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Newseum will open “Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement,” an exhibit that explores the new generation of student leaders in the early 1960s who fought segregation by exercising their First Amendment rights and making their voices heard. A series of panel discussions and special events relating to civil rights and the roles the First Amendment and the news media played in that movement will be held throughout the year. The Newseum, in partnership with the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), will host a free evening program, 7 p.m., Aug. 22, “Covering Civil Rights: On the Front Lines.” The program will include a special appearance by Elder Bernice King, chief executive officer of The King Center Rev. King will receive the NCNW’s 2013 Leadership Award. More about all the Newseum’s civil rights initiatives can be found at newseum.org/civilrights.

August 3 AARP Driver Safety Course

An AARP Driver Safety course will offer instruction in proven safety strategies to help keep you safe on the road. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $12-14; registration required. Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving St. NW, Washington, DC 20010. 202877-6213. Neighborhoods: Celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6 Across Baltimore and throughout the nation, neighbors will gather in groups large and small to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6. National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote policecommunity partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie by holding block parties, cookouts, parades. Visit www.natw.org for ideas on planning your National Night Out. Email your name and phone number, the time and location of your event, and a brief description to NationalNightOut@ baltimorecity.gov.

August 17

Join My Kids Ride and its host of community partners in presenting their 2nd annual My Kids Safe Community Day Fun Fair! 1-4 p.m., Aug. 17 at 17912 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring, Md. 20860, Sandy Spring’s Volunteer Fire Department. There will be Child ID Kits available for purchase, thanks to government certified Apex Investigative Services and FREE Safety Seat Inspections courtesy of Maryland Kids in Safety Seats, as well as many other back to school giveaways. Registration required if seeking a free safety seat which will be awarded on a first come first registered basis. Register today at www.mykidssafe. eventbrite.com.


July 27, 2013 - August 2, 2013, The Afro-American

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OPINION

Finally, the Barack Obama I Voted For For more than four years, I have said that I liked candidate Barack Obama better than I like President Obama. Candidate Obama addressed the question of race head-on when pressured to distance himself from Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the Chicago pastor who led him to Christianity. But President Obama has been a different story. According to research conducted by Daniel Q. George E. Curry Gillion, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, in Obama’s first two years in office, the nation’s first Black president made fewer speeches and offered fewer executive policies on race than any Democratic president since 1961. Frederick C. Harris, director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, noted that Obama’s 2011 State of the Union address was the first by any president since 1948 to not mention poverty or the poor. In the words of scholar Michael Eric Dyson, “This president runs from race like a Black man runs from a cop.” Obama’s first comment on Trayvon Martin was that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon. But he didn’t say what he would do to make sure Black male teenagers are not treated the way Trayvon was treated by George Zimmerman. Obama’s first words in the aftermath of Zimmerman’s acquittal were predictably insipid. In his written statement, Obama said: “The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for

calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son.” To quote another president, I thought, “Well, there he goes again.” But last Friday, candidate Barack Obama and President Barack Obama finally became one. He spoke with passion, without the aid of a TelePrompTer or notes, about what it’s really like to be a Black man in America. “There are very few African American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me,” he told reporters in the White House briefing room. “There are very few African American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me — at least before I was a senator. There are very few African Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often.” He explained, “And I don’t want to exaggerate this, but those sets of experiences inform how the African American community interprets what happened one night in Florida. And it’s inescapable for people to bring those experiences to bear. The African American community is also knowledgeable that there is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws – everything from the death penalty to enforcement of our drug laws. And that ends up having an impact in terms of how people interpret the case.” While being candid about how Whites generally treat Blacks, President Obama was equally frank when he said a Black person faces a greater likelihood of being killed by another AfricanAfrican than by a White person. “I think the African American community is also not naïve in understanding that, statistically, somebody like Trayvon Martin was statistically more likely to be shot by a peer than he was by somebody else. So folks understand the challenges that exist for African American boys. But they get frustrated, I think, if they

The making of the Black man into Public Enemy Number 1 began long before a rainy, dark night in a gated Florida community where a White person with a gun would be seen as a gun enthusiast -- a Second Amendment scholar -- but a Black man with a gun could only be a thug. Where an unarmed innocent did not know that he had no rights Auset Marian to innocence. Where a Black Lewis child’s skin convicted him on sight. Trayvon Martin had to be guilty of something so George Zimmerman’s defense attorney charged him with being armed with a sidewalk. The Zimmerman case is not about the hoodie of Trayvon Martin, it’s about the pointy hood of the American criminal justice system. Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow, brilliantly chronicles the dogged march of Black men into the jaws of the prison industrial complex. Racial profiling and the “stop and frisk” policies of police, 89 percent unsuccessful for African Americans, have a lot to do with this. But the making of the Black male as Public Enemy Number 1 began before police

forces were financially incentivized to make arrests, militarized to wage war against the new crack-crazed, violent, Black people, and long before the prison industry morphed into the prison industrial complex, providing cheap, labor that made it lucrative to lock people up. Will the Trayvon Martin controversy force people to look at America’s criminal justice system? With all those dark faces peering from prison bars, maybe it’s too reminiscent of slavery, which is a past only to be peeped in slick Quentin Tarantino spaghetti westerns where White people can laugh and congratulate themselves that they no longer use the “n” word. Maybe it’s because the American justice system has more Black people in prison than were forced into chattel slavery. Maybe people, Black and White alike, are too busy battling the recession and trying to do the right thing to worry about people who aren’t. Will Attorney General Eric Holder, an African American, take up the fight? Is he having flashbacks of Medgar Evers whose perpetrators “stood their ground” and were acquitted of murder? Does the death of the Sanford teenager remind him of Emmett Till, another teenager whose White mutilators went free and whose mother displayed his savaged body in an open casket to forever press his gruesome death in our memories. Holder told the NAACP convention in Orlando, Fla. that his father had told him that his color convicted him in the eyes of

most police officers before he could ever reach a jury. He shared that he had passed this lesson on to his own son. Imagine that the attorney general of the United States had to tell his son that, essentially, he is not innocent until proven guilty. Clearly, with all the Trayvon demonstrations and media coverage of the controversy, this spotlight on the criminal justice system will likely not fade. The uncomfortable subject of race is coming out of the shadows as well. The predictable tactic of the right wingnuts is to blame the victim. People who talk about race are racists. Kind of catchy. Emery McClendon of the National Center for Public Policy Research says, “For too long, people such as the NAACP’s Ben Jealous and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have spoke out in hate and ignorance and found placement in the media. It’s time to stop the madness. We must turn the tide. If we put as much time into restoring our Constitution as we did into the Zimmerman trial, America would be a better place for all of us.” McClendon, obviously another Second Amendment scholar armed with the Constitution, is clearly not a thug. Nonetheless, this is the first time that I have considered that the Constitution could be ominous.

As we embark upon another debate about whether Baltimore should sell bonds and offer tax incentives to aid in the development of a billiondollar harbor development project, some old points of view are being resurrected. Many will argue the efficacy of the city investing millions of dollars in a development project, but what is missing in Dr. Charles the current, as well as previous Simmons debates, is a real discussion and agreement on how the city’s investments in downtown development projects benefit the residents of the impoverished inner city neighborhoods. We debated over Harborplace. The proponents believed that it would bring new revenue to benefit both the city and its impoverished neighborhoods. Others did not believe that downtown development would benefit Baltimore’s impoverished communities. Approximately 35 years later we know that Harborplace brought new visitors and additional revenue to the City, but we also know that the same Baltimore neighborhoods that begged for transformation are still poor. We had a similar debate over Harbor East, and now we are making the same arguments over Harbor Point. The question that Baltimore’s elected and appointed officials should answer is what have we learned about community human and economic development? Socioeconomic factors such as employment opportunities, income, education, healthy food, healthy housing, safe parks

and recreational space, healthcare, safe neighborhoods, and transportation affect quality of life issues such as crime, neighborhood blight, home maintenance and ownership, decisions regarding the location of businesses, economic development opportunities and health outcomes. What is the city’s human and economic development plan for the residents of the impoverished communities? How many and what type of jobs will go to people like the residents of Perkins Homes and specifically, how will the taxes that Harbor Point generate benefit these impoverished communities and their residents? Have good intentions worked, have sincere promises worked, has legislation worked, has increased police presence worked? The answer to these questions can’t be avoided. If the answer is no, then city officials have an obligation to agree on a specific plan realistically designed to organize, empower and transform the lives of the residents of the impoverished inner city communities in question to be in a position to take advantage of the possible benefits to include education and training, social services, living wage jobs, cultural enrichment, etc. Otherwise we can expect the same outcome that we have experienced to date. We must move beyond mere good intentions to a workable plan to connect Baltimore’s residents – even its poor residents – to the affluence expected from development. It has been the vision of Sojourner-Douglass College that opportunity excludes no one because of race or life’s circumstance. We have been working with the residents of the Oldtown community to establish with residents a vehicle for even the most hopeless to achieve outcomes for themselves that no one could imagine. People of color have achieved remarkable affluence and accomplished extraordinary things under limited conditions. Conditions we no longer have to endure. Whether the

community was Tulsa, Oklahoma during the early part of the 20th century, Harlem of the same period, or Baltimore 60 years ago, our parents and grandparents overcame. As undereducated and underemployed as they were, they nonetheless sparked a demographic movement from poverty to middle class status that produced most of us. The same outcome can still be accomplished by us today. But we need what they could take for granted – the power of social networks to connect people for effective action. It is to take advantage of this history that we are focusing our effort in Oldtown to restore, revitalize, and expand long broken social networks to enable the people of Oldtown to reclaim their own future by working together once again to accomplish extraordinary things. Working with the stakeholders of Oldtown, Sojourner-Douglass has incorporated Change4Real Community Corp. as a vehicle for organizing the local stakeholders into an effective social, political, and economic presence sufficient to transform the community from poverty to prosperity that the residents can enjoy. Change4Real was created not just to represent the community, but to contain and effectively be the community – to be the presence at the table that makes the community a place where people want to live. More to the point, the footprint over which Change4Real is intended to operate includes the Perkins Homes public housing development. Change4Real is a vehicle capable of translating change for and by the residents of this community from the kind of direct investment suggested by Councilman Stokes’ resolution.

feel that there’s no context for it and that context is being denied. And that all contributes I think to a sense that if a White male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, that, from top to bottom, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.” The president demonstrated real courage by addressing race in America without being forced to as was the case with Rev. Wright. Moreover, he challenged us not to let the last chapter of Tayvon’s life be marked a misguided not guilty verdict. “And for us to be able to gather together business leaders and local elected officials and clergy and celebrities and athletes, and figure out how are we doing a better job helping young African American men feel that they’re a full part of this society and that they’ve got pathways and avenues to succeed – I think that would be a pretty good outcome from what was obviously a tragic situation.” George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA.)

Trayvon Martin: No Right to Be Innocent

Auset Marian Lewis is a writer and former columnist for a Gannett newspaper.

Before Harborplace Goes Forward, Learned Lessons Should be Applied

Dr. Simmons is founder and president of Sojourner Douglass College in Baltimore City and surrounding counties as well as the Bahamas.


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Morgan Alum Honored by National Lawyers’ Group

David J. Burton (MSU class of 1967) was honored recently in Washington, DC by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law as one of its 2013 Annual Award recipients. Burton is president of the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education. His organization, representing current and former students of Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), filed suit against the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). The lawsuit charges that Maryland’s four HBCUs have been the victims of historical unfair treatment as a result of the State maintaining policies of a racially segregated system of higher education. Burton was recognized with the Lawyers’ Committee’s “Frank R. Parker Client Award,” given for client long-term commitment, perseverance and dedication to the cause of civil rights. “I am both honored and humbled by this award,” says David Burton, who is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. “Throughout the lengthy process of this lawsuit, the only award I have been hoping to get is to finally see fair and equitable treatment for our schools David Burton (left) and our receives award students.

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The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education owes a good deal of gratitude to the Lawyers’ Committee for its invaluable assistance in helping us to achieve our goal.” The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is representing the interests of Burton and the other plaintiffs in the HBCU lawsuit. The group handed out awards this year as a part of its 50th Anniversary celebration.

1st Mariner Bank Names Autumn T. Wallace Esq. Community Reinvestment Act Officer

1st Mariner Bank announced today the appointment of Autumn T. Wallace Esq. to the position of Community Reinvestment Act officer. Wallace Autumn Wallace will oversee all Courtesy photos functions of the bank’s CRA program, including working with community groups, faith based groups, community development corporations and trade groups to understand the credit needs of communities in the bank’s footprint. Among other duties, Wallace will conduct compliance training and will assist in the development and implementation of the bank’s affordable housing program. CRA is a federal law that encourages banks and savings organizations to lend to all neighborhoods and communities as well as to low-and-moderate income areas in their

region. “1st Mariner has always taken its responsibility to the community seriously and we are confident with Autumn assuming this new role that we will continue to maintain active support,” said Mark A. Keidel, 1st Mariner’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. In addition to serving as CRA officer, Wallace will continue her role as associate corporate counsel to the bank where she is the liaison between 1st Mariner Bank and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., a federal regulator. She also continues as departmental chair for the bank’s consumer complaint management committee and will keep the bank’s senior leadership team up-to-date on changes in laws and regulations governing the banking industry. Wallace graduated from Morgan State University in 2004 and received a law degree from the University of District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. She is currently pursuing her LL.M. at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Senior Honored

Bernice M. Ross was recently honored at the 2013 Senior Celebration, hosted by Seabury Resources for the Aging and The Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Ross was recognized, May 7, for her lifetime of dedicated service to God, family, community and the congregation of St. George’s Episcopal Church. She received a certificate of recognition from the Right Reverend Marianne Edgar Budde, Episcopal Bishop of Bernice Ross Washington, who said

Ross’ dedicated service is an inspiration to the members of the congregation and community.

Jeanne Hitchcock to Become Chief Legislative Lobbyist

Gov. Martin O’Malley has tapped Jeanne D. Hitchcock, a longtime aide, to take over as his chief lobbyist with the General Assembly, the governor’s office confirmed July 7. “I know that her wealth of experience, wisdom and commitment to forward progress for our state will serve the people of Maryland well,” O’Malley said of Hitchcock in a statement. “I have the utmost confidence in her abilities.” Hitchcock, who has worked with O’Malley since his days as Jeanne Hitchcock Baltimore’s mayor, will also continue in her current post as appointments secretary in the governor’s office, according to O’Malley spokeswoman Takirra Winfield. In that position, which Hitchcock has held since 2007, she has been responsible for overseeing more than 8,000 appointments to more than 300 boards, commissions and other posts named by the governor. “We don’t see a reason why she can’t do both roles effectively,” Winfield said. O’Malley, who is term limited, has one 90day legislative session remaining in his tenure. Hitchcock will replace Stacy Mayer, who O’Malley last week named as a district court judge in Baltimore County. Prior to becoming a deputy mayor of Baltimore in 2000, Hitchcock had served as chief operating officer of the NAACP in its national headquarters.

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James Black and Calvin Peete Team Former Ernest Just Student with Thurgood Marshall College for Finishes Top of Her Class HBCU Golf Challenge 2013 The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) along with GIR Gear will host the 2nd Annual HBCU Golf Challenge (www.hbcugolfchallenge.com), Aug. 9 at the prestigious Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro, Md. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to provide scholarships for current and prospective students attending public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The festivities will begin with the African American Legends Golf Clinic, 6 p.m., Aug. 8 at Lake Presidential Golf Club, located at 3151 Presidential Golf Dr., Upper Marlboro, Md. Guests will have a chance to meet and hear the firsthand stories of two African American golf legends James Black and Calvin Peete and their fight to gain equal access to public golf courses and eventually the PGA Tour, the value of education, as well as learn some valuable tips to improve your golf game. An autograph session will follow with special items to be auctioned off with all proceeds going to TMCF. The clinic is free and open to the public, limited slots available. Register at www.hbcugolfchallenge.com to reserve your seat. The challenge will begin with registration and a continental breakfast at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. HBCU alumni, students, celebrities and friends will compete for a pot which is donated directly to the HBCU of choice for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Golfers will also have the opportunity to “Beat the Pro… Save a Child” on the par-three ninth hole with James Black and Calvin Peete. Other invited guests include national and local sports and entertainment celebrities. Following the tournament, an awards and recognition luncheon will be held. “As an HBCU Alum and parent, I’m keenly aware of the challenges facing our youth seeking to further their education. This tournament gives us an opportunity to contribute to prospective or current HBCU students looking to fulfill their dream of achieving a college education. I’m very grateful for the support of TMCF, our sponsors, volunteers, fellow HBCU Alum, family and friends who’ve helped make this event possible. I encourage everyone to come out, join the fun and support this worthy cause.” says Gibran Cotton, president/CEO GIR Gear LLC. For more information on the 2nd Annual HBCU Golf Challenge 2013, visit www.hbcugolfchallenge.com .

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July 27, 2013 - August 2, 2013, The Afro-American

Keya Grant, Randstat USA, book signing co-sponsor, and Johnnie Booker

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uring the Delta Centennial Celebration a book signing for “Be Strong!” was held, July 15, at the St. Gregory Hotel in Northwest, Washington, DC. This edition included additional input by the author’s daughter Rachael Murphy Humphrey who spearheaded this project for the past five years to Rachael Murphy Humphrey, Rev. Dr. Marie Murphy Braxton be available in time for the Centennial celebration. and Rev. Dr. Frances “ Toni” Murphy Draper Thanks to sponsors including  Debra Bunkley, Keya Grant, Randstad USA; MRM Resources; Jake Oliver, AFRO; Felicia Murphy-Phillips and Murphy family members and friends, and artist Ted Ellis who created the 1996 portrait of Vashti  Turley Murphy that hangs in the gallery in the National Headquarters of Laura Byrd, Renee Peck, Andrea Evans, Elaine Blackwell, Sadie Delta Sigma Theta Smalley, Rev. Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper and Charlene Love Sorority. Felicia Murphy-Phillips, book signing co-sponsor and Qiana Jihan Smith Gabriel, great granddaughter of the founder

Carolyn W. Trammell, Deborah H. Hayes and Allene Hays; (back row) Nora Polk and Kim Poma

Donna Fields, Sandra Mason and Carmen Richardson

Giana Marie Murphy Humphrey, Ericka Griffin, Tiffany Labrie and Sherina Maye Rachael Murphy

Alesia Pritchett, Mary Gaines, Rachael Murphy Humphrey and Kamesha Hall

Ruth M.Redd, Jacki Washington, Giana M. Murphy Humphrey, great granddaughter and Patricia Tarver

Rachel Murphy Humphrey signs copies of “Be Strong”

Sonja H. Walker, Deborah H. Hayes and Katina Watts

Dorothy Harper, Clarice Torian and Malvina Kay

Ted Ellis, artist

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ike Sunday Morning Joy on the local radio stations, the Centennial Ecumenical Service was a foot stomping, spirit filled, gospel extravaganza highlighted by the powerful preached word by AME Bishop Vashti, national chaplain of Delta Sigma Theta. Convention Center halls were filled to capacity with the overflow staged at the Verizon Center.

The Delta Centennial Choir

Entering the sanctuary hall

Delta Praise Dancers

Past Delta presidents: Mona Humphries Bailey; Rep. Marcia Fudge; Louise Rice and Frankie M. Freeman

Deltas on line at the service

Charleise Young, Nancy Cooke and Barbara Love

Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, Centennial chair with AME Bishop Vashti McKenzie, preacher for the Ecumenical service and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The Sermon by Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie; Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre and Rev. Suzann Johnson Cook listens attentively

Cynthia M.A. ButlerMcIntyre, the national president enters the hall with a flair

AME Bishop Vashti McKenzie, a soror and preacher for the Ecumenical service

A prayer for the nation by Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Browning, a Delta

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Murphy family members who are Deltas with Stan McKenzie (left), spouse of Bishop Vashti McKenzie All Photos by Rob Roberts


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Orthopedic Doc ‘Doing What I Love to Do’

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By Blair Adams AFRO Staff Writer Dr. James E. Wood, chairman of the department of Orthopedic Surgery at MedStar Harbor Dr. James E. Wood Hospital, answers questions on joint replacement and other orthopedic concerns. With over 30 years of practice in total joint replacement and arthroscopic diagnosis and repair of peripheral joints, Wood is excited about helping patients regain their previous lifestyles. AFRO: How has joint replacement changed in recent years? Dr. Wood: The major focus is on prevention of complications. With the new prosthesis, as many structures aren’t damaged in order to replace the prosthesis. There are less evasive procedures. We focus on preparing the patient to avoid complications afterwards. The focus is really on presurgical strengthening and just getting the patients ready when they come in for their procedure so they are in the best shape possible to have it done. AFRO: What do you wish people knew about joint replacement? Dr. Wood: In general, patients have a lot they can do about this. The obesity epidemic is really putting a lot of pressure and force on joints. This is due to inactivity and a lack of taking care of themselves as they should. People are getting much less mobile, morbid obesity is just a vicious cycle that they can do a lot about. AFRO: If someone loses weight, will that eliminate some of the joint pains? Dr. Wood: Arthritis is the loss of the cushioning effect of the articulate cartilage of the joint. Consequently, once that is gone it does not come back; it’s an irreversible loss. Even though the joint is damaged, the functional loss can be improved by being in better shape, carrying less weight and being more active. AFRO: Is it more or less successful depending on gender? Dr. Wood: Gender, specifically, doesn’t speak to that. Women get joint replacement more, about 60 percent, as opposed to men, which is about 40 percent. Women tend to make their medical decisions over a longer period of time, compared to men who wait to seek medical treatment at the last moment. We haven’t seen a major gender difference between the two. Women will go to the doctors, and are the health leaders of most families. AFRO: Are over the counter medicines and or creams useful? Dr. Wood: Over the counter crèmes do work, Aleve and Tylenol help with the pain. If someone is obese they need to lose more weight. If they are inactive, they need to become more active. Flexibility and balance works. AFRO: Is there a better age to have joint replacement? Dr. Wood: I think there is an age in which the prosthetic will last you longer in life. I think it should be done when a patient has exhausted their conservative measures such as weight reduction, medications, exercise, injections, braces and physical therapy. When a patient has done all those things, and pain is still occurring that limits their quality of life then joint replacement should be done. Putting it off puts patients at the risk of having more problems down the road. AFRO: What excites you about your specialty? Dr. Wood: As an orthopedic physician, I can return patients to their normal lifestyle. I have the ability to get patients back to a functional lifestyle. Patients come in my office and thank us for giving them back their lifestyle. Chronic pain makes you depressed so helping people out of chronic pain is very gratifying. This is a gratifying career for me. As a kid I’ve broken a lot of bones. I am doing what I love to do. AFRO: What are some misconceptions? Dr. Wood: There are a lot of studies out there that compare the African American’s to the Caucasians and ask questions like, do you think you will have more pain after your surgery, or do you know someone who has had joint replacement. On average, African American tend to have higher misconceptions than their Caucasian counterparts. This is still life altering surgery. Again, if you see 50 patients, but the one person you pay attention to is the one who has the problem. Then the trusting nature with the patients with their physicians, because

Seniors Answer the Call to Help All Shades of Pink (ASOP) partnered with the Maryland - National Capital Parks & Planning Commission, November 2012, regarding its Wrapped in Comfort Blanket program. ASOP provided instruction to senior participants at area Senior Activity Centers throughout Prince George’s County. Participants learned how to create signature comfort blankets for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Executive Director Denice Whalen-White, and several volunteer staff each week visited seven centers to explain the comfort blanket program and demonstrate how to make the blankets. The project was well received from the centers’ seniors and ASOP enjoyed working with beginners and advanced crocheters in how the signature blankets were

Ms. Nicks, 96, long-time crocheter at the Evelyn Cole Senior Activity Center diligently works at creating her first comfort blanket for All Shades of Pink. to be created. Nearly half the seniors had never crocheted before but had always wanted

to learn. Some were quite familiar with crocheting as well as creating granny square blankets. Participants learned that for the ASOP pattern, they simply had to create one giant granny square in the method provided, as opposed to the traditional small squares sewn together. As the project was launched at the centers at the beginning of the winter holidays in 2012 the completion of blankets was very slow. However, once Christmas passed the blankets began to roll in on a regular basis and participants were asking to make more than one at a time. With a gang buster response that began in January and ended in June, the seniors produced a total of 402 comfort blankets. In relation to the size of the centers and their senior population the end

production was amazing. The contributions by centers were as follows:

Center Blankets Camp Springs 96 Evelyn Cole 25 Gwendolyn Britt 62 Harmony Hall 106 John E. Howard 18 Langley Park 29 Laurel-Beltsville 66 TOTAL 402

With no two blankets looking exactly alike, each is as unique as the individual who will receive one. These blankets will be distributed to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients in Prince George’s County and surrounding partner hospitals. All Shades of Pink will return to the centers beginning September and anticipate the response will be even greater in the next fiscal year.

Bulletin Board Racial Taboo Uses History, Comedy to Help Viewers Talk About Race

by people of different races. Numerous test screenings have shown it to be very effective at breaking down barriers to conversations about race. It looks at such concepts as: White privilege, the biological basis of fear, and how the media perpetuates race-based fear and distrust. It also looks at how the current generation of youth is affected by not knowing its history and how our history still affects us today. Ultimately, the film encourages us to explore our own prejudices and broaden our minds and our relationships. “This is a very personal film,” said Brian Grimm, the film’s director. “I am certainly no expert on racial issues, but as a White middle-aged conservative male, I wanted to understand why I was so fearful about having racial conversations with Black people.” Grimm continued, “There are very few subjects that are as sensitive as the subject of race. I encourage everyone to have an open mind and take this fifty-three minute journey.” You can view the Racial Taboo trailer at www. RacialTaboo.com. If you find the trailer informative please Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @ RacialTaboo #RacialTaboo

Janet Langhart Cohen Invites Reflections On Racism To Honor Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till

hands or weapons. I hope that the Martin case is a lesson, not a reason for people to be destructive or take up arms.” The Facebook Opportunity to Share Tributes is simple. Create a message reflecting your thoughts and post on Janet’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/langhartcohen or Tweet to Janet at www.twitter.com/langhartcohen or @ LanghartCohen using the hashtag #NeverForgetEmmett. For more information about the tribute and Emmett Till, please visit www.anneandemmett.com

Wilmington, NC (BlackNews.com) -- Wave Communications is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the feature-length documentary Racial Taboo. This film was produced with the express purpose of providing people with a common experience that enables conversations about race. The entire film will be available in several formats including streaming for stationary and mobile devices, Blu-ray Disk(TM) and DVD disks. Racial Taboo will be available to the public on Sept. 5. The film’s trailer can be viewed at www.RacialTaboo.com. Racial Taboo is a film that is intended to be watched at the same time

Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) -- At no time has the memory of Emmett Till been so relevant, on the heels of the Trayvon Martin murder trial. Emmett Till, a 14 year old Black boy, was brutally murdered in Money, Miss. in 1955 for whistling at a White woman. His murder galvanized the modern Civil Rights Movement. Had he lived, Emmett Till would be 72 on July 25. Janet Langhart Cohen, playwright of “Anne and Emmett,” an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, would like people to join her in remembering them both by sharing your message of reflection on their deaths, the state of Civil Rights and how the movement has changed or progressed in the last 50 years. Janet’s message is “Emmett Till is not forgotten; the struggle continues with memories of Trayvon Martin.” “Little has changed in over half a century,” said Cohen, “Sadly, many people cannot see beyond the color of a person’s skin and judgment is passed accordingly. All we can hope for is peaceful and galvanizing change using words instead of people feel like doctors may only see them as someone they want to cut on, that lack of trust and confidence. AFRO: What is the size of the incisions Dr. Wood: If you get a knee replacement it’s about a 4 inch. If a patient is obese, doctors have to go through larger layers of fat in order to get through the joint, patients may find

that incision to be larger. These are all concerns that should be discussed prior to having the joint replacement surgery. Incisions are so much less than what they used to be; we are now able to perform less invasive procedures with minimal incisions. If patients are in great condition, they can go home in a day. On average some patients may go home in two to three days after joint replacements. Some people are being done as outpatients.


July 27, 2013 - August 2, 2013, The Afro-American

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ARTS & CULTURE

AFRO Interview with Author Harold T. Fisher

Two Weeks Until the Rest of My Life By Andrea “Aunni” Young Special to the AFRO Two Weeks Until the Rest of My Life a play about a steamy romance between an older woman and a younger man played to three consecutive sold-out performances at THEARC on July 20 and 21. The play is based on a novel of the same name by Harold T. Fisher, host of “The Daily Drum,” a news/talk program airing on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Adapted by Paulette D. Harris, artistic director for the Paul Robeson Theater in Buffalo, N.Y. and directed by Mary Craig, the play conveys urban sensuality and Black love through two characters who meet by chance in New Orleans.   Fisher agreed recently to be interviewed by the AFRO on the success of the book, which he published independently.

point of view and experience love at first sight? Harold Fisher: Writing from a woman’s point of view is not so difficult for me if you have an opportunity to have been surrounded by good women all of your life. If you’ve been surrounded by good black women all of your life, then you kind of know how they think to a certain degree.  And what you don’t know you ask them, and they will tell you if they trust you. AFRO: Who did you trust the most, in your life, their perspective? Harold Fisher: Probably my Mother and her sorority sisters, because they were always around, talking and back then, playing pinochle. In doing so, they talked about the things that were affecting their lives. But beyond that, I think that even as a young man and as an older man, and as I said, having really good sisters in my life.

AFRO: Were you surprised by the success of the book.

AFRO: Does your character experience heartbreak?

Harold Fisher: The book has done reasonably well, I think, for a self-published book. As with the book, the main character is a woman. And the story is told from a woman’s point of view, which may be unique because I’m a man. But, it is about love at first sight.  

Harold Fisher: Yes, there is a lot of that. But the premise of the book is that this is a MayDecember romance.  This is an older woman with a younger man.  She meets him after being sent at the last minute to a very long business trip and conference in New Orleans. And that is how she stumbles across him.  The book is set pre-Katrina.  The play differs slightly. The book is steamier, it’s more intense.  And it’s a whole lot of stuff you just can’t put on stage!  

AFRO: I actually do, and I wanted to ask you: how challenging was it to write from a woman’s

Panelists Tell Forum How Civil Rights Struggle Fueled Their Art for Black painters. “No one was doing or interested in political art back then”, said Ringgold, “they only wanted abstracts.” Ringgold told the forum audience that she was awakened to the power and importance of self-expression in the late 1950’s when, upon bringing her painted landscapes and portrait pieces to a gallery’s art director who accused her of forgery. “You didn’t paint these,” she said the art director told her. Ringgold would later take the director’s words to mean, “Why would you simply paint this, when your people and country are in the midst of such social, political and racial unrest?” Her featured exhibit in the festival, American People, Black Light, will be shown until Nov. 10 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. “Art is about telling your story,” Ringgold said. “You have to speak from your own experiences.”

By Ariel Medley AFRO Staff Writer The art, artistic inspiration, and creative influences of the Civil Rights Movement were the topic of an often-lively forum July 16 that was part of the March on Washington Film Festival in Washington, D.C. Hosted by CNN political analyst Jamal Simmons, the discussion featured Avis Collins Robinson, painter, quilter and former economist for the Environmental Protection Agency; Keith Beauchamp, civil rights filmmaker and Faith Ringgold, painter, sculptor and writer. “My art comes from anger,” said Robinson, an avid collector of slavery documents and artifacts whose portrait of Abraham Lincoln is mounted in the lobby of Ford’s Theater. “Slavery really pissed me off,“ said the Harvard University graduate who was a high-ranking economist at EPA before she became an artist. Raised in Baton Rouge, La., Keith Beauchamp was stirred by the story of the death of Emmett Louis Till, a teenager who was murdered for flirting with a White woman in Mississippi in 1955. After being assaulted in his youth by a police officer for dancing with a white friend, Beauchamp was determined to take action, initially setting out to pursue a career as a civil rights attorney. While in law school Beauchamp came across filmmaking and said he viewed it as the best arena for him to expose civil rights injustice. “I use filmmaking as a platform for change, ” Beauchamp told the audience. “I deal with things mainstream media is afraid to touch.” Spurred by his research and production of the documentary film The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till in 2004, the Justice Department reopened the investigation of the teen’s murder. The documentary was one of the films featured in the March on Washington Film Festival. Faith Ringgold, 82, told of being a political artist decades before it was a fashionable pursuit

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AUTOMOTIVE CENTRAL AAA Mid-Atlantic Requests Investigation of Bay Bridge Railings AAA Mid-Atlantic is calling on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to investigate the adequacy and the safety of the bridge parapets on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the aftermath of a frightful collision that sent a vehicle and its driver hurtling over the railings into the watery bay 40 feet below. In a letter to NTSB Chairperson Deborah Hersman, a spokesman for AAA MidAtlantic stated, “We believe this crash merits investigation by the NTSB, and call upon your agency to undertake an investigation.” The incident, which reportedly took place a quarter mile into the eastbound span of the bridge this past Friday night, has shaken the confidence of the motoring public in the safety of the railings on the iconic span, observes AAA Mid-Atlantic. In the letter (see attachment) to the chief of the independent federal agency, the auto club representative wrote, “there would appear to be a failure of the restraint system on the Bay Bridge.” “This clearly raises questions about whether there was a failure of the specific restraint system used on the bridge, and whether it met federal specifications, or whether the federal specifications for bridge barriers are inadequate to restrain a vehicle in this type of crash,” wrote Mahlon G. (Lon) Anderson, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s managing director of Public and Government Affairs. “If so, does it warrant an examination of the adequacy of those federal specifications?” Installed in 1986, the “Jersey barrier” railings on the Bay Bridge were designed so that “if a vehicle ran into it at a small angle, it would deflect the vehicle back into the bridge-way with minimal damage,” bridge engineers say. The sheer force and physics of a collision on the bridge this past Friday hurled a vehicle atop the concrete Jersey wall before it toppled with its driver into the Chesapeake Bay. “We think it’s critical that your agency investigate this so that the huge number of motorists [that use the bridge] and their passengers can be assured that when they use this critical link with the Eastern Shore that the Bridge is safe and that the restraint

systems on the two spans of this bridge are working properly and will keep them on the bridge in the event of a crash,” Anderson wrote. According to its mission and legislative mandate, the NTSB determines the probable cause of each accident it investigates and “issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents.”For this reason, Anderson urged: “No motorist using this facility should have to worry about going off the bridge in the event of an incident. We think your agency’s investigation of this crash would provide that assurance or lead to the changes necessary to be able to give motorist this assurance.” The latest crash took place after a tractor-trailer rig reportedly rear-ended a vehicle on the eastbound span as thosuands of motorists were heading to the beach for the weekend. Miraculously, the 22-year-old driver survived her frightful plunge over the bridge. But concerns about the design standards of the Jersey barriers loom large in the minds of the motoring public, the auto club notes. This is not the first time such questions have risen to the fore. That was the case on Aug. 10, 2008, when the driver of a tractor-tractor drowned

after he crashed through the bridge’s railings, and then plummeted to his death in the bay. The driver of the big rig had swerved to avoid hitting a car. At that time, AAA Mid-Atlantic was highly critical of bridge safety and called upon state officials to inspect the bridge and to ensure the engineering and the structural integrity of the parapets along the 4.3 mile-long span. Shortly after that deadly crash, in-depth testing of the eastbound span’s concrete parapet (barrier) found evidence of corrosion of reinforcing steel bolts encased in the concrete barrier, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) announced. Subsequently, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley called for the appointment of a panel of experts to investigate the safety records and inspection standards of Maryland’s bridges and tunnels. The seven-member panel of experts issued its report a year later on June 1, 2009. The panel issued 18 recommendations and 14 findings including: the railing knocked off the bridge in the fatal 2008 tractor-trailer crash “would not meet today’s design standards.” But the panel also stated: “Design standards are routinely changed, however, in many cases annually. It is neither practical nor recommended to retrofit bridges immediately to meet each such change. Rather, changes to meet later design standards are typically made to the extent possible as major bridge rehabilitation occurs.” Following the latest incident, Anderson noted that Maryland transportation authorities have consistently told the auto club that barriers on Maryland’s bridges meet federal specifications that require them to restrain cars that hit them, but not big trucks.” This was a car that hit the barriers and it still ended up in the water, he noted. Congress has charged the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) with the authority to investigate “every civil aviation in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation-railroad, highway, marine and pipeline.” Spanning 4.3 miles from end to end, the original span of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge (US 50/301) was the world’s longest continuous over-water steel structure when the two lane eastbound span opened in 1952. Its parallel structure boasts three lanes for westbound travelers and it opened two decades later in 1973.

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Why So Many Top “Car Guys” Are Actually Women By Dan Akerson Chairman and CEO General Motors Company One of the most satisfying aspects of working in the American auto industry today is to see the way all three Michigan-based companies are turning out hit products, generating strong profits and putting thousands of people back to work. It’s something that we in Detroit always knew was possible, and it’s something the rest of America can be rightly proud of. We have certainly come a long way. It wasn’t too long ago that President Obama wondered out loud, “Why can’t Detroit make a Corolla?” Well, GM, Ford and Chrysler each responded by making something even better. Chevrolet has the Cruze, Ford has the Focus and Dodge has the Dart. They are all fine vehicles, and hometown cheerleading aside, they are among the very best cars you can buy from anyone anywhere. Now we need to be equally forceful in addressing another increasingly outmoded perception about the car business: that it’s a hidebound industry where women struggle to succeed. GM alone employs 33,560 women globally and we are one of the largest employers of women engineers in the world. Indeed, many top “car guys” at GM are actually women, including the very talented leaders of our global product development organization (Mary Barra), our global quality and

customer experience team (Alicia Boler – Davis), our global purchasing organization (Grace Lieblein) and many more functions that are critical to our success. The formula for having women assume leadership roles at GM is simple: first, attract highly-motivated, highly-qualified women. In our case, this generally means those who are welleducated in the STEM disciplines—science, technology, engineering and math. (The United States actually faces a shortage of men and women with such backgrounds, which is why GM has dedicated millions of dollars in scholarships to help boost STEM graduates with an emphasis on female students). Next, give them challenging work, reward success equitably and promote for future potential. If you get this equation right, women will naturally rise to leadership positions. In advancing people, I’ve tried to follow a piece of advice that my friend, retired IBM CEO Lou Gerstner, Jr., gave me early in my tenure at GM. He advised me to identify optimists with experience and a competitive streak and promote them, and it’s worked out pretty well for everybody – men and women alike. When you consider the aggressive growth plans our European and Asian competitors have announced, we’d be crazy not to do everything we can to put the strongest team we can muster on the field. This brings me back to the perception gap we

must attack. If auto companies want to win the global war for talent – and that’s certainly our objective at GM – we have to convince the best and brightest people everywhere in the world that our companies offer the best opportunities for professional advancement. This puts a premium on diversity and inclusiveness in every aspect, and the success of so many women at GM (and at other automotive companies) proves you can rise to the top of any discipline, from design and engineering to finance and

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July 27, 2013 - August 2, 2013, The Afro-American

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FAITH

After Zimmerman: What the World Needs By Lisa Fritsch Commentary Justice is a lot like beauty. What one sees depends on their perspective. Where race is concerned in America, true justice is beside the point. Whites cried foul at the O.J. Simpson verdict.  Now, blacks fume over George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict. As both sides become inflamed to a boiling point, racial division is guaranteed.  Those who feel denied or betrayed rarely leave the courtroom in peace.  With Simpson, the grieving Goldman family fought back in civil court to receive financial justice.  Trayvon Martin’s family and a supportive Black community vow to find justice through civil suits and marches. It’s about how justice is defined in the Black community.  Cases such as the Zimmerman trial become less about the circumstances and more about a desire for “racial justice.” This is a perverted sense of justice where the victim (always Black) is immortalized to perfection and beyond reproach.  The bad guy (in this case, “White Hispanic”) must accept complete responsibility for the outcome despite any actions or fault by the victim. Justice is only served by punishing the “racist,” creating a harmonious path to racial justice. Why so one-sided?  Despite professional, political and artistic progress, the Black community remains insecure about our equality.  Too many still feel there is part of the meal we’re not getting while we are somehow paying

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more of the bill. Our faith fails to alleviate this insecurity, even though God is the one true judge of all things earthly and

eternal, in and outside of race. The affirmation we crave, in terms of complete acceptance and unconditional love, can only come from God. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. understood this well: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” When Dr. King said this during one of America’s most racially-divided times, he was not debating the cruelty and injustice of hate and racism.  Nor was he denying its power.  He was instead speaking of the only way to overcome the stain of discrimination and hate. The black community has the power to heal our country with love and light. An olive branch of love and forgiveness towards both sides in the Zimmerman case is what our country needs most. If we respond in love, we teach young people to reach for something higher than courtroom justice:  moral justice. Not only do we hold within ourselves the power to change and grow stronger in love so that our community benefits and prospers, but we can also disarm and confuse darkness so that it walks alone with no place to settle. To achieve peace, let us first be peace.  The most powerful and noble way to seek justice is to pray for peace, love and understanding on all sides.  If it is true justice we seek, we must trust in God’s equality and his right to judge above all.  We must rest in faith that in being love, we can receive and create love. This is what the world needs right now.  Lisa Fritsch is the author of Obama, Tea Parties and God. 

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LITERATURE

Pretty Girl Blues By Jearlean Alston-Taylor

Many of us think there is a book in us, but what pushed you to put pen to paper? I had a book in me while I was in my mother’s womb. I could not imagine what my “book” would be or turn out to be. My parents never imagined their daughter would be diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at the age of three – Rhabdomysarcoma, a vaginal cancer. Because of this disease and many surgeries that followed, I have two permanent ostomy (colostomy and urostomy) bags to aid my bladder and bowel functions. Imagine growing up with these adversities. Not knowing early in my life how to change and manage them would be the beginning of children teasing me; “I smell something”, “I heard she wears a bag.” Those remarks would push me to hide my secret by any means necessary. What would I do? How would I handle what life had dealt me? Through the years and several more surgeries, I had to find a way to escape, to relieve my burdens. I began to write in a journal; to express on paper and pen all I ever felt about my

sickness, my insecurities, my struggles, my depression, my bags and life. What I wrote in my journal allowed me to realize that “life” happens. The more I wrote the more I learned I was not alone, the more I realized my life has a purpose. I am grateful for the struggles because it allowed me to discover the beauty in me from the inside out.

is what we put on ourselves. I am a cancer survivor with two ostomy bags for the rest of my life; however, I was nominated one of Maryland’s top editorial and runway models. I know God can do all things, but fail. I am a fashion model, author, and writer, with a bright future on the horizon.  I have gone through some struggles and will have some more along the way. I take my internal struggles and give them to God. My faith and belief in God make all the difference. I initially did not understand why things happened in my life the way they did. I came to understand, God was using me as an instrument to bring Him glory and to help someone else. There is no better feeling to know your story is destined to bring encouragement, inspiration, healing and joy.

Was the “journey” of writing as rewarding as the end product? The journey of writing was rewarding and very therapeutic. It was healing for me. It was discovering things about my life I did not understand. My siblings played a major part in explaining things about my sickness that I never knew. It was rewarding to know how I handled my sickness at a young age. I was strong even back then. The end product of my book puts me in a place of gratefulness. I am very thankful that God gave me a story to help those suffering with a sickness, low self-esteem, health issues, and those cancer survivors who beat the odds. No matter what

Crime Writing Duo Tops List of Best-Read Black Authors

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Author Jearlean Alston Taylor

The writing team of Ashley and JaQuavis Coleman continues to dominate the paperback fiction bestseller list with four titles in the top ten, according to the latest Power List, a compilation of three websites that have published African American literature for more than a decade. Ashley & JaQuavis’s Cartel 4, the latest in the duo’s Cartel series, attracted enough readers to push the series into the million-copy sales level. Their other entries in the top ten of paperback fiction are Murderville 2, The Prada Plan 2 and Murderville. Urban fiction author Wahida Clark also had two titles among the paperback fiction bestsellers, Payback Ain’t Enough and Justify My Thug, as well as one, Honor Thy Thug, among the hardcover fiction bestsellers. The Power List, released July 23, is a joint project of AALBC.com, Cushcity. com and Mosaicbooks.com and is published quarterly. The best-known Black authors with one or more titles on the Power List include Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Walter Mosley, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Eric Jerome Dickey, Carl Weber, Sister Souljah, Mary B. Morrison and Mary Monroe.

the disease may be, we all have a “book” in us. How are you changed by the experience? I’ve been changed as a person, as a cancer survivor, a Christian woman, a daughter, a sister and a friend. This experience taught me that all things are possible. My life experiences or sickness did not dictate my future. This experience also taught me to believe in my dreams and aspirations. The only limitation

What is the main message of the book? Miracles still happen. I want readers to know that “life” happens, but we have the power inside us to survive.  This book is relatable on all levels to all people. I want others to be inspired, encouraged, and know they are more than they have become no matter what the circumstance is. We are VICTORIOUS and not a victim. We can conquer and overcome.   What would you like the reader to walk away with? I would like everyone to be aware of early health issues, especially with our children. My disease was detected early. Do not let any illness go without seeing a physician or doctor. Your life is precious and we all have a destiny to reach.   Jearlean Alston Taylor will sign copies of Pretty Girl Blues, 4-6:30 p.m., July 27, at Bethany Baptist Church, 4200 Townsend Ave., Brooklyn, Md. For more information www. prettygirlblues.com.

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 6039ADM859 Gwendolyn J.P. Griffin Decedent Thomas H.Queen, Esq. 530 Eighth Street, SE Washington, DC 60009 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Ronald C. Griffin, whose address is 155 South Court Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Gwendolyn J.P. Griffin, who died on June 15th, 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 Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before January 12th, 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 January 12th, 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: July 12th, 2013 Name of newspaper: The Afro-American Newspapers Washington Law Reporter Ronald C. Griffin Personal Representative

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM649 Barbara D. Whitfield AKA Barbara Whitfield Decedent William A. Bland 1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW, #1100 Washington, DC 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO

UNKNOWN HEIRS J o s h u a A . D o r s e y, whose address is 319 Farragut Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Barbara D. Whitfield AKA Barbara Whitfield , who died on December 26, 2012 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before January 12th, 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 January 12th, 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: July 12th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Daily Washington TRUE TEST COPY Law Reporter REGISTER OF WILLS Afro American TYPESET: Tue Jul 09 13:01:47 EDT 2013 7/12, 7/19, 7/26/13 News Paper Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM638 Virginia Albert Humphrey AKA Virginia Alberta A. Humphrey Decedent Ashley Lavon Leak,Esq. 6856 Eastern Avenue, N.W. SUITE 208 Washington,D.C 20012 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Sandra C. Humphrey, whose address is 1646 Fort Davis Place, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20020 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Virginia A. Humphrey AKA Virginia Alberta Humphrey, who died on December 9, 2012 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before January 12,2014. 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 January 12, 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: July 12, 2013 Name of newspaper: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American Newspaper Sandra C. Humphrey Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 7/12, 7/19, 7/26/2013

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM617 Annie E. Lucy AKA Annie Edna Lucy Decedent Robert E. Cappell 3405 Epic Gate Bowie, MD 20716 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS R o b b y n T. M a y f i e l d whose address is 712 Booker Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Annie E.Lucy AKA Annie Edna Lucy who died on September 29, 2011 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before January 12th, 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 January, 12th, 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: July 12th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Washington Law Reporter Arfo American News Robbyn T. Mayfield Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 7/12, 7/19, 7/26/13

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Mateo Alexander Graham 20001, on the 26th day of AuCeTenia Elizabeth Howard PUBLICATION Claims against the degust, 2013 at 3:00 p.m..If any having filed a complaint for person desires to oppose this cedent shall be pre- Michelle Owens having filed having filed an application for judgment changing the name changing the name application, that person or his sented to the under- a application for judgment judgment from Mateo Alexander Grafrom CeTenia Elizabeth Howor her attorney must be pressigned with a copy to the changing the name from Mi- ard to Achim Jeremiah How- ham to Mateo Alexander ent at the hearing or file writRegister of Wills or filed chelle Owens to Aahna Muj- ard and having applied to the Graham Andrews and having ten detailed objections five with the Register of Wills jan Taylor and having applied court for an Order of Publica- applied to the court for an Or(5) business days in advance with a copy to the under- to the court for an Order of tion of the notice required by der of Publication of the noof the hearing with Judge-In-Chambers and signed, on or before Publication of the notice re- law in such cases; it is by the tice required by law in such mail a copy to the applicant or January 19th, 2014 or be quired by law in such cases; it Court this 18th day of July cases; it is by the Court this applicant’s counsel; and it is 9th day of July 2013, hereby forever barred. Persons is by the Court this 5th day of 2013, hereby further ORDERED, that a copy of ORDERED, that a copy of believed to be heirs or June 2013, hereby ORDERED, that: the apthis Order be published once this Order be published once ORDERED, that a copy of legatees of the decedent plicant must send the apa week for three (3) consecua week for three (3) consecuwho do not receive a this Order be published once tive weeks, in The Afroplication for change of name of an adult and notice of final copy of this notice by mail a week for three (3) consecu- American, a newspaper of tive weeks, in The AfroAmerican , a newspaper of hearing to the applicant’s within 25 days of its first tive weeks, in The Afrogeneral circulation of the Discreditors personally or by publication shall so in- American, a newspaper of trict of Columbia; and it is fur- general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is furcertified mail and show proof general circulation of the Dis- ther form the Register of of service by filing the ther Wills, including name, trict of Columbia; and it is fur- ORDERED, that the publica- ORDERED, that the publicaaffidavit/declaration of sertion must began no later than address and relation- ther vice. ORDERED, that the publica- two weeks after the filing of tion must began no later than So Ordered ship. two weeks after the filing of tion must began no later than the application; and is further Judge Date of Publication: 12 days after the filing of the ORDERED, that the FINAL the application; and is further TYPESET: Tue Jul 16 17:24:25 EDT 2013 July 19th, 2013 ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application 07/19, 07/26 & 08/02/13 application; and is further Name of newspaper: ORDERED, that the FINAL to change name will be held HEARING on this application Daily Washington to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, HEARING on this application Law Reporter in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Superior Court of to change name will be held Columbia at 500 Indiana Room 4220 in the District of Afro American the District of i n J u d g e - i n - C h a m b e r s , Avenue NW Washington DC Columbia at 500 Indiana Andrew White District of Columbia Personal Room 4220 in the District of 20001, on the 5th day of Avenue NW Washington DC PROBATE DIVISION Representative Columbia at 500 Indiana September, 2013 at 2:45 pm. 20001, on the 27th day of AuWashington, D.C. Avenue N.W., Washington, If any person desires to op- gust, 2013 at 2:30 pm.If any 20001-2131 DC 20001, on the 5th day of pose this application, that person desires to oppose this TRUE TEST COPY Administration No. August, 2013 at 2:30 pm.If person or his or her attorney application, that person or his REGISTER OF WILLS 2013ADM708 any person desires to op- must be present at the hear- or her attorney must be pres7/19, 7/26, 8/2/13 Tonya White Roberson pose this application, that ing or file written detailed ent at the hearing or file writAKA person or his or her attorney objections five (5) days in ad- ten detailed objections five vance of the hearing with Tonya White must be present at the hear- Judge-in-Chambers and mail (5) days in advance of the Decedent ing or file written detailed a copy of the applicant or ap- hearing with Judge-inWesley L. Clarke objections five (5) days in ad- plicant’s counsel; and it is fur- Chambers and mail a copy of 1629 K Street, Ste. 300 vance of the hearing with ther the applicant or applicant’s Washington, DC 20006 counsel; and it is further Judge-in-Chambers and mail SO ORDERED Attorney SO ORDERED a copy of the applicant or ap- JUDGE NOTICE OF 7/26, 8/2, 8/9 JUDGE plicant’s counsel; and it is furAPPOINTMENT, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/13 ther NOTICE TO ORDERED, the applicant CREDITORS must send the application for AND NOTICE TO change of name of an adult UNKNOWN HEIRS and notice of final hearing to Andrew White, whose the applicant’s creditors peraddress is 1410 34th sonally or by registered or Street, SE., Washington, cewrtified mail and show DC 20020 was appointed proof of service by filing the personal representative affidavit/declaration of serof the estate of Tonya vice. 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dress is 21 52nd St. Washington, DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Clarence Alston, Sr, who died on August 18, 2012 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs2013 and heirs 13:51:29 EDT LEGAL NOTICES 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 Jnauary 19th, 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 January 19th, 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: July 19th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Washington Law Reporter The Afro American

Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of SUPERIOR COURT OF the District of the District of the District of the District of the District of the District of THE DISTRICT OF Columbia Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia Columbia COLUMBIA Civil Division Civil Division PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION Civil Division PROBATE DIVISION Case No. 13-3883 Case No. 13-0003471 Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Case No. 13-0004276 IN RE: 20001-2131 20001-2131 20001-2131 20001-2131 IN RE: Sheila Katherine Ford Administration No. Administration No. Administration No. IN RE: Foreign No. Edward Washington Applicant 2013AMD619 2013ADM600 2013ADM625 Sylvia Ann Keys 2013FEP70 Applicant ORDER OF Juanita West Lawrence C. Clarence Applicant Date of Death PUBLICATION Decedent Christopher Edward James 04/06/08 ORDER OF CHANGE OF NAME John Noble Decedent Decedent ORDER OF CARL IVEY PUBLICATION Katherine Sheila Ford Attorney-at-Law PUBLICATION NOTICE OF NOTICE OF Decedent CHANGE OF NAME having filed a complaint 451 Hungerford Drive CHANGE OF NAME APPOINTMENT, APPOINTMENT, NOTICE OF E d w a r d Wa s h i n g t o n Sylvia Ann Keys having for judgment changing Suite 750 NOTICE TO NOTICE TO APPOINTMENT having filed a complaint Katherine Sheila Ford´s Rockville, MD 20850 filed a complaint for judgCREDITORS CREDITORS OF FOREIGN for judgment changing ment changing Sylvia name to Sheila Katherine Attorney AND NOTICE TO AND NOTICE TO PERSONAL Edward Washington´s NOTICE OF Ann Hatch´s name to Ford and having applied UNKNOWN HEIRS UNKNOWN HEIRS REPRESENTATIVE name to Lakiesha Kiera APPOINTMENT, Nancy G. Christopher, Meka R. Burch, whose Sylvia Ann Keys and to the court for an Order AND Washington and having of Publication of the noNOTICE TO whose address is 1077 address is 2317 Hartford having applied to the NOTICE TO applied to the court for an tice required by law in CREDITORS 30th St. NW, WashingS t r e e t , S E , # 3 0 1 , court for an Order of PubCREDITORS Order of Publication of AND NOTICE TO ton, DC 20007 was ap- Monica N.C. Ivey whose Washington, DC 20020 lication of the notice re- such cases; it is by the the notice required by UNKNOWN HEIRS pointed personal repre- address is 4804 was appointed personal quired by law in such Court this 17th day of law in such cases; it is by Donald R. Brew, Sr. sentative of the estate Wheeler Rd, Oxon Hill, representative of the cases; it is by the Court May 2013. the Court this 3rd day of ORDERED, that a copy whose address is 3396 Lawrence C. estate of Clarence Ed- this 24th day of June MD 20745 was apJuly 2013. of this Order be pubHighview Terrace, SE Christopher, who died on pointed personal repreward James who died on 2013. ORDERED, that the lished once a week for Washington, DC 20020 December 24, 2012 with sentative of the estate of June 2, 2013 without a ORDERED, that the publication must begin a will, and will serve with- Carl Ivey, deceased,by will, and will serve with- publication must begin three (3) consecutive was appointed personal no later than 12 days representative of the out Court supervision. All the Register of Wills out Court supervision. All no later than 12 days weeks, in the Afroafter the filing of the apunknown heirs and heirs C o u r t f o r P r i n c e unknown heirs and heirs after the filing of the ap- American, a newspaper estate of Juanita West, plication; and it is further of general circulation of who died on April 10th, whose whereabouts are George’s County, State whose whereabouts are plication; and it is further ORDERED, that FINAL the District of Columbia; 2013 without a will, and unknown shall enter their of Maryland, on May 7, unknown shall enter their ORDERED, that FINAL HEARING on this apwill serve without Court HEARING on this ap- and it is further a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s 2008. appearance in this plication to change name proceeding. Objections Service of process may proceeding. Objections plication to change name ORDERED, that publica- supervision. All unknown TRUE TEST COPY Personal of an adult will be held in to such appointment (or be made upon Betty Marto such appointment of an adult will be held in tion must begin no later heirs and heirs whose REGISTER OF WILLS Representative Judge-in-Chambers, EDTin 2013 to the probate of de- lene Taylor, 1410 Girard shall be filed with the J u d g e - i n - C h a m b e r s , than 12 days after the fil- whereabouts are un- TYPESET: Tue Jul 09 13:12:34 Latetia Alston Room 4220 the District cedent´s will) shall be St., NW, #B12, WashingRegister of Wills, D.C., Room 4220 in the District ing of the application; known shall enter their 07/19, 07/26 & 08/02/13 of Columbia at 500 Inappearance in this filed with the Register of ton, DC 20009 whose 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd of Columbia at 500 In- and it is further diana Avenue, N.W., TRUE TEST COPY TueWILLS Jul 16 17:25:34 E REGISTER OF Wills, D.C., 515 5th designation as District of Floor Washington, D.C. diana Avenue, N.W., ORDERED, that the FI- proceeding. Objections Superior Court of Washington, DC 20001, TYPESET: Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Columbia agent has 20001, on or before Washington, DC 20001, NAL HEARING on the to such appointment the District of on the 21st Day of Au- 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/13 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . January 12th, 2014. on the 12th Day of Au- application to change shall be filed with the District of Columbia been filed with the Regisgust 2013 at 2:30 p.m. If Superior Court of 20001, on or before ter of Wills, D.C. Claims against the de- gust 2013 at 3:15 p.m. If name of an adult will be Register of Wills, D.C., PROBATE DIVISION any person desires to opthe District of held in Judge-In515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd J a n u a r y 1 2 . 2 0 1 4 . The decedent owned the cedent shall be pre- any person desires to opW a s h i n g t o n , D . C . pose this application, District of Columbia Claims against the de- f o l l o w i n g D i s t r i c t o f sented to the under- pose this application, Chambers, Room 4220 Floor Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 that person or his atPROBATE DIVISION cedent shall be pre- Colombia real property: signed with a copy to the that person or his at- in the District of Colum- 20001, on or before Administration No. torney must be present at W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . sented to the under- 1 5 2 0 2 3 r d S t . S E , Register of Wills or filed torney must be present at bia at 500 Indiana Ave- January 12th, 2014. 2013ADM653 the hearing or file written 20001-2131 nue, NW, Washington, Claims against the de- Ernest Lewis signed with a copy to the Washington, DC. with the Register of Wills the hearing or file written detailed objections five Administration No. Register of Wills or filed Claims against the dewith a copy to the under- detailed objections five DC 20001, on the 5th day cedent shall be pre- Decedent (5) business days in ad2013ADM711 with the Register of Wills cedent may be presigned, on or before (5) business days in ad- of July, 2013 at 10:00 am. sented to the underNOTICE OF vance of the hearing with Beverly D. Harold with a copy to the under- sented to the underJanuary 12th, 2014, or vance of the hearing with If any person desires to signed with a copy to the APPOINTMENT, Judge-in-Chambers and Decedent signed, on or before signed and filed with the be forever barred. Per- Judge-in-Chambers and oppose this application, Register of Wills or filed NOTICE TO mail a copy to the apNOTICE OF January 12, 2014, or be Register of Wills for the sons believed to be heirs mail a copy to the ap- that person or his or her with the Register of Wills CREDITORS APPOINTMENT, plicant or applicant’s forever barred. Persons District of Columbia, 500 or legatees of the de- plicant or applicant’s attorney must be present with a copy to the underNOTICE TO AND NOTICE TO counsel; and it is further at the hearing of file writ- signed, on or before believed to be heirs or Indiana Avenue, N.W., cedent who do not re- counsel; and it is further CREDITORS UNKNOWN HEIRS ORDERED, the apten detailed objections January 12th, 2014, or AND NOTICE TO legatees of the decedent Washington, D.C. 20001 ceive a copy of this notice ORDERED, the apRonald Taylor, whose ad- plicant must send the apUNKNOWN HEIRS who do not receive a within 6 months from the by mail within 25 days of plicant must send the ap- five (5) business days in be forever barred. Per- dress is 2515 Fairhill plication for change of copy of this notice by mail date of first publication of its first publication shall plication for change of advance of the hearing sons believed to be heirs D r i v e , S u i t l a n d , M D name of an adult and no- Janice Harold, whose within 25 days of its first this notice. so inform the Register of name of an adult and no- with Judge-in-Chambers or legatees of the de- 20746 was appointed tice of final hearing to the address is 251 10th Ave publication shall so inWills, including name, tice of final hearing to the and mail a copy to the cedent who do not re- personal representative applicant’s creditors per- SE Hickory, NC 28602, Monica N.C. Ivey form the Register of address and relation- applicant’s creditors per- applicant or applicant’s ceive a copy of this notice of the estate of Ernest sonally or by registered was appointed personal Personal by mail within 25 days of Lewis who died on March or certified mail and show representative of the sonally or by registered counsel; and it is further Wills, including name, ship. Representative(s) or certified mail and show ORDERED, that the ap- its first publication shall 11th, 2013 without a will, proof of service by filing estate of Beverly D. Haraddress and relationDate of Publication: TRUE TEST COPY who died on May proof of service by filing plicant must send the ap- so inform the Register of and will serve without the affidavit/declaration old, ship. July 12th, 2013 REGISTER OF WILLS 18th, 2013 without a will, the affidavit/declaration plication for change of Wills, including name, Court supervision. All un- of service. Date of Publication: Name of newspaper: and will serve without the name of an adult and address and relation- known heirs and heirs of service. July 12, 2013 WDLR Date of first publication: Court supervision. All unnotice of final hearing to ship. Name of newspaper: Afro-American whose whereabouts are 07/12/13 JUDGE known heirs and heirs JUDGE the applicant’s creditors Date of Publication: Daily Washington Meka R. Burch unknown shall enter their A TRUE COPY TEST: whose whereabouts are A TRUE COPY TEST: personally or by regis- July 12th, 2013 Law Reporter Personal appearance in this Name of newspapers unknown shall enter their tered or certified mail and Name of newspaper: Afro-American Representative proceeding. Objections TYPESET: and/or periodical: a p p e a rEDT a n c e2013 in this 07/12, 07/19, 07/26/13 Tue Jul 09 13:08:35 TYPESET: Tue Jul 16 17:23:27 EDT 2013 show proof of service by Afro-American 07/12, 07/19, 07/26/13 Newspaper TRUE TEST COPY proceeding. Objections to such appointment The Daily Washington filing the affidavit/ decNewspaper Nancy G. Christopher Law Reporter REGISTER Tue OF WILLS to such appointment shall be filed with the TYPESET: Jul 16 17:22:52 EDT 2013 laration of service. Washington shall be filed with the Personal The Afro-American 7/12, 7/19/, 7/26/13 Register of Wills, D.C., Superior Court of Law Reporter Register of Wills, D.C., Superior Court of Representative TYPESET: Tue Jul 16 18:24:30 EDT 2013 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd JUDGE the District of Donald R. Brew, Sr. 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd TRUE TEST COPY the District of Floor Washington, D.C. 07/12, 07/19, 07/26/13 Superior Court of A TRUE COPY TEST: District of Columbia Floor Washington, D.C. TYPESET: Jul 09 13:10:57 EDT 2013 Personal 20001, on or before REGISTER Tue OF WILLS District of Columbia the District of 20001, on or before PROBATE DIVISION Represetative 7/12/, 7/19, 7/26/13 TYPESET: Tue Jul 09 13:03:17 EDT 2013 January 12th, 2014. PROBATE DIVISION Superior Court of District of Columbia January 19th, 2014. 07/12, 07/19, 07/26/13 W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . TRUE TEST COPY Claims against the dethe District of W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . PROBATE DIVISION Claims against the de20001-2131 REGISTER OF WILLS District of Columbia Superior Court of cedent shall be pre20001-2131 TYPESET: Tue Jul 09 13:12:12 EDT 2013 Washington, D.C. cedent shall be preAdministration No. 7/12/, 7/19, 7/26/13 PROBATE DIVISION the District of sented to the underSuperior Court of 20001-2131 sented to the under2013ADM316 Washington, D.C. District of Columbia signed with a copy to the signed with a copy to the Administration No. Administration No. the District of 20001-2131 Eugene Hollimon PROBATE DIVISION Register of Wills or filed Register of Wills or filed 2013ADM676 2013AMD607 Administration No. SUPERIOR COURT OF District of Columbia Decedent Washington, D.C. with the Register of Wills with the Register of Wills Shirley L. Mcclain 2013ADM651 THE DISTRICT OF Benjamin F. Pressley PROBATE DIVISION Ara D.Parker 20001-2131 with a copy to the underwith a copy to the underRobert D. Lucus Decedent COLUMBIA 5627 Allentown Road, Washington, D.C. Administration No. signed, on or before Decedent signed, on or before Decedent Ethel MItchell PROBATE DIVISION Suite 100 NOTICE OF 20001-2131 2013ADM632 January 12th, 2014, or January 19th, 2014, or Ronald Dixon Wills and Trust Washington, D.C. Camp Spring, MD APPOINTMENT, George F. Sullivan, Jr. Administration No. be forever barred. PerBynum & Jenkins be forever barred. PerSuite 1045, 20001-2131 20746 NOTICE TO Decedent 1010 Cameron Street sons believed to be heirs sons believed to be heirs 2013ADM599 1050 Connecticut AveForeign No. Attorney Alexandria, VA 22314 NOTICE OF or legatees of the deCREDITORS or legatees of the deJoseph Brown nue NW 2013FEP66 NOTICE OF Attorney cedent who do not reAPPOINTMENT, cedent who do not reAND NOTICE TO AKA Washington, DC 20036 Date of Death NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, ceive a copy of this notice NOTICE TO ceive a copy of this notice UNKNOWN HEIRS Joseph Sterling Attorney January 5, 2013 APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO by mail within 25 days of CREDITORS AND by mail within 25 days of Annie Pressley, whose Brown, Sr. NOTICE OF NOTICE TO Thomas W. Adams CREDITORS NOTICE TO its first publication shall a d d r e s s i s 1 3 2 3 7 its first publication shall CREDITORS APPOINTMENT, Decedent Decedent AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS so inform the Register of Whitechurch Circle, Ger- so inform the Register of AND NOTICE TO NOTICE TO NOTICE OF NOTICE OF UNKNOWN HEIRS Silky Sullivan, whose Wills, including name, mantown, MD 20874 Wills, including name, UNKNOWN HEIRS CREDITORS APPOINTMENT address and relationAPPOINTMENT, Martina L. Brown, whose address is 5410 Tinkers address and relationRonald Dixon & Myra Joy AND NOTICE TO was appointed personal ship. OF FOREIGN address is 1539 41st NOTICE TO Creek Place, Clinton, MD Branch whose adship. UNKNOWN HEIRS PERSONAL representative of the Date of Publication: Street, SE, Washington, CREDITORS dresses are 1010 Cam20735 was appointed Date of Publication: Levi Holliday, whose ad- DC 20020 REPRESENTATIVE estate of Benjamin F. July 19th, 2013 AND NOTICE TO personal representative eron Street, Alexandria, July 12th, 2013 dress is 1346 Perry was, appointed personal AND VA 22314 and 11917 Pressley, who died on Name of newspaper: of the estate of George F. UNKNOWN HEIRS Name of newspaper: Daily Washington Place NW, Washington, representative of the NOTICE TO Gardenia Drive, April 2, 2013 with a will, Law Reporter Sullivan, Jr. who died on WDLR Cornelia V.Myrick whose DC 20010, was, apFredericksburg, VA CREDITORS estate of Eugene Hol- address is 24 Cleveland and will serve without Afro - American June 6, 2013 without a AFRO 22407 were appointed pointed personal repreWilliam A. Carnahan limon, who died on will, and will serve withRonald L. Taylor Court supervision. All unJanice Harold personal representatives sentative of the estate of December 23, 2012 with Terrance, West Orange, whose address is 2158 out Court supervision. All Personal known heirs and heirs Personal of the estate of Robert D. Shirley L. Mcclain, who NJ 07052 was appointed Florida Avenue, N.W. a will, and will service unknown heirs and heirs Representative Representative Lucus, who died on June died on June 20, 2013 whose wherewithout Court supervi- personal representative Washington, D.C. 20008 TRUE TEST COPY whose whereabouts are 10, 2013 with a will, and abouts are unknown with a will, and will serve sion. All unknown heirs of the estate of Joseph was appointed personal TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Jul 16 17:23:57 EDT 2013 will serve with Court suunknown shall enter their REGISTER shall enter their appear- TRUE TEST COPY a n d h e i r s w h o s e Brown AKA Joseph Ster- representative of the pervision. All unknown without Court superviappearance in this TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Jul 16 17:22:27 E ance in this proceeding. REGISTER sion. All unknown heirs whereabouts are un- ling Brown, Sr. who died estate of Thomas W. Ad- 7/12, 7/19, 7/26/13 heirs and heirs whose 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/13 proceeding. Objections a n d h e i r s w h o s e Objections to such whereabouts are unknown shall enter their on May 6, 2013 with a ams , deceased, on to such appointment Superior Court of known shall enter their whereabouts are unappointment (or to the appearance in this will, and will serve with- March 20th, 2013, by the shall be filed with the the District of Superior Court of appearance in this known shall enter their proceeding. Objections Circuit Court for Arlington probate of decedent´s out Court supervision. All Register of Wills, D.C., District of Columbia the District of proceeding. Objections a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s will) shall be filed with the to such appointment (or unknown heirs and heirs County, State of Virginia 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd PROBATE DIVISION to such appointment (or proceeding. Objections District of Columbia to the probate of de- whose whereabouts are Service of process may Register of Wills, D.C., Floor Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. to the probate of de- to such appointment (or PROBATE DIVISION be made upon David W. cedent´s will) shall be 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd 20001, on or before 20001-2131 cedent´s will) shall be to the probate of deunknown shall enter their Buckley, 1828 L Street, Washington,D.C. filed with the Register of Floor Washington, D.C. filed with the Register of January 12, 2014. Administration No. a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s N . W. , S u i t e 2 7 0 , 20001-2131 cedent´s will) shall be Wills, D.C., 515 5th Wills, D.C., 515 5th Claims against the de2013ADM645 20001, on or before Administration No. Street, N.W., 3rd Floor proceeding. Objections Washington, D.C. whose Street, N.W., 3rd Floor filed with the Register of cedent shall be preGertrude B. Scott J a n u a r y 1 2 , 2 0 1 4 . 2013ADM659 Wills, D.C., 515 5th to such appointment (or designation as District of Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . sented to the under- W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Decedent Claims against the de- Randolph O. Grant Jr. 20001, on or before Street, N.W., 3rd Floor 20001, on or before to the probate of de- Columbia agent has signed with a copy to the Shraga Kawior, Esq. cedent shall be preDecedent J a n u a r y 1 9 , 2 0 1 4 . Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . January 18th, 2014. cedent´s will) shall be been filed with the RegisRegister of Wills or filed 8630 Fenton Street, sented to the under- Clinton L. Evans, Jr Claims against the de- 20001, on or before Claims against the de- filed with the Register of ter of Wills, D.C. with the Register of Wills Suite 822 cedent shall be pre- January 19th, 2014. signed with a copy to the 1629 K Street, N.W. The decedent owned the cedent shall be pre- Wills, D.C., 515 5th with a copy to the underS i l v e r S p r i n g , M D Register of Wills or filed Suite 300 sented to the under- Claims against the def o l l o w i n g D i s t r i c t o f sented to the underStreet, N.W., 3rd Floor signed, on or before 20910 signed with a copy to the cedent shall be prewith the Register of Wills W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Columbia real property: signed with a copy to the Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . January 12, 2014, or be Register of Wills or filed Attorney with a copy to the under- 20006 Register of Wills or filed 20001, on or before Unit 501, 1711 Maswith the Register of Wills sented to the underforever barred. Persons NOTICE OF signed with a copy to the signed, on or before Attorney with the Register of Wills J a n u a r y 1 2 , 2 0 1 4 . s a c h u s e t t s Av e n u e , with a copy to the underbelieved to be heirs or APPOINTMENT, NOTICE OF N.W. Washington, D.C. signed, on or before Register of Wills or filed with a copy to the underJanuary 12, 2014, or be legatees of the decedent NOTICE TO Claims against the de- 20036 APPOINTMENT, January 19, 2014, or be with the Register of Wills signed, on or before forever barred. Persons who do not receive a CREDITORS NOTICE TO forever barred. Persons with a copy to the underJanuary 18th, 2014, or cedent shall be pre- Claims against the debelieved to be heirs or copy of this notice by mail AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS believed to be heirs or signed, on or before be forever barred. Per- sented to the under- cedent may be prewithin 25 days of its first UNKNOWN HEIRS legatees of the decedent legatees of the decedent January 19th, 2014, or AND NOTICE TO sons believed to be heirs signed with a copy to the sented to the under- Nathaniel J. Mayes, who do not receive a publication shall so inwho do not receive a be forever barred. PerUNKNOWN HEIRS or legatees of the de- Register of Wills or filed signed and filed with the form the Register of whose address is 5320 copy of this notice by mail Lautrec W. Radcliff, copy of this notice by mail sons believed to be heirs cedent who do not re- with the Register of Wills Register of Wills for the Wills, including name, within 25 days of its first Thomas Sim Lee Ter- within 25 days of its first whose address is 328 or legatees of the de- ceive a copy of this notice with a copy to the under- District of Columbia, 500 address and relation- publication shall so inrace, Upper Marlboro, publication shall so in- Watercrest Court, Aucedent who do not re- by mail within 25 days of signed, on or before Indiana Avenue, N.W., form the Register of ship. Maryland 20772 was ap- form the Register of burn, Alabama 36830 ceive a copy of this notice its first publication shall Washington, D.C. 20001 Wills, including name, January 12, 2014, or be Date of Publication: pointed personal repreWills, including name, appointed personal readdress and relation- by mail within 25 days of so inform the Register of forever barred. Persons within 6 months from the June 12, 2013 sentative of the estate of presentative of the estate its first publication shall Wills, including name, ship. date of first publication of Name of newspaper: Gertrude B. Scott, who address and relation- of Randolph O. Grant, Date of Publication: so inform the Register of address and relation- believed to be heirs or this notice ship. Afro-American died on June 1st, 2012 legatees of the decedent July 19, 2013 Jr., who died on June Wills, including name, ship. William A. Carnahan Washington Law without a will, and will Date of Publication: Name of newspaper: who do not receive a 12th, 2013 with, a will address and relation- Date of Publication: Personal July 12, 2013 Reporter serve without Court suAfro-American copy of this notice by mail and will serve without ship. Representative July 19th, 2013 Silky Sullivan pervision. All unknown Name of newspaper: Washington Law Court supervision. All unwithin 25 days of its first Date of Publication: TRUE TEST COPY Name of newspaper: Reporter Personal Afro-American heirs and heirs whose known heirs and heirs publication shall so inREGISTER OF WILLS Afro-American Ronald Dixon January 19th, 2013 Representative whereabouts are unWashington Law whose whereabouts are form the Register of Date of first publication: Newspaper Myra Joy Branch Name of newspaper: known shall enter their Reporter unknown shall enter their Personal The Washington Afro Wills, including name, July, 12th, 2013 Washington Law TRUE TEST COPY a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s July, 12,2013 appearance in this Representative American Reporter address and relation- Name of newspapers proceeding. Objections REGISTER OF WILLS Personal proceeding. Objections Washington Daily Law and/or periodical: Martina L. Brown ship. to such appointment (or TRUE TEST COPY Representative to such appointment (or Reporter The Daily Washington Personal Date of Publication: 7/13, 7/20, 7/27/ 2013 to the probate of deREGISTER OF WILLS to the probate of deLevi Holliday Law Reporter Representative July 12, 2013 cedent´s will) shall be cedent´s will) shall be Personal The Afro-American TYPESET: Tue Jul 16 18:31:01 EDT 2013 of TRUE TEST COPY filed with the Register 07/19, 07/26 & 08/02/13 Name of newspaper filed with the Register of Representative TRUE TEST COPY 7/12, 7/19, 7/26/13 REGISTER OF WILLS Wills, D.C., 515 5th WDLR: Wills, D.C., 515 5th REGISTER OF WILLS Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Afro-American Street, EDT N.W., 2013 3rd Floor TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Tue07/26/13 Jul 16 17:25:00 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/13 07/12, 07/19, Superior Court of Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . REGISTER OF WILLS the District of 20001, on or before 20001, on or before 7/19, 7/26. 8/2/13 Cornelia V. Myrick District of Columbia January 19, 2014. January 19th, 2014. Personal PROBATE DIVISION Superior Court of Claims against the deClaims against the deRepresentative Washington, D.C. the District of cedent shall be precedent shall be pre20001-2131 District of Columbia sented to the undersented to the underTRUE TEST COPY Administration No. PROBATE DIVISION signed with a copy to the signed with a copy to the 2013ADM661 Washington, D.C. REGISTER OF WILLS Register of Wills or filed Register of Wills or filed Gertrude Lunsford 20001-2131 with the Register of Wills with the Register of Wills Decedent Administration No. with a copy to the under7/12, 7/19, 7/26/2013 with a copy to the underNOTICE OF 2013ADM693 signed, on or before signed, on or before APPOINTMENT, January 19, 2014, or be Clarence Alston, Sr. January 19th, 2014, or NOTICE TO forever barred. Persons Decedent be forever barred. PerCREDITORS believed to be heirs or Ferguson Evans, Esq. sons believed to be heirs AND NOTICE TO legatees of the decedent 601 Pennsylvania Ave, or legatees of the deUNKNOWN HEIRS who do not receive a NW cedent who do not reJuliette J. Lunsford, copy of this notice by mail Suite 900 South Bldg ceive a copy of this notice whose address is 853 within 25 days of its first Washington, DC 20004 by mail within 25 days of Van Buren Street, NW, publication shall so in- Attorney its first publication shall Washington, DC 20012 form the Register of NOTICE OF so inform the Register of was appointed personal Wills, including name, APPOINTMENT, Wills, including name, representative of the address and relationNOTICE TO address and relatione s t a t e o f G e r t r u d e ship. CREDITORS ship. Lunsford, who died on Date of Publication: AND NOTICE TO Date of Publication: March 27, 2013 with a July 19th, 2013 UNKNOWN HEIRS will, and will serve with- Name of newspaper: Latetia Alston, whose ad- January 19th, 2013 Name of newspaper: out Court supervision. All The Daily Washington dress is 21 52nd St. Daily Washington unknown heirs and heirs Law Reporter Washington, DC 20019 whose where-abouts are Afro-American was appointed personal Law Reporter Washington unknown shall enter their Nathaniel J. Mayes representative of the Afro American appearance in this estate of Clarence AlPersonal Lautrec W. Radcliff proceeding. Objections ston, Sr, who died on AuRepresentative Personal to such appointment (or gust 18, 2012 without a Representative to the probate of de- TRUE TEST COPY will, and will serve withcedent´s will) shall be REGISTER OF WILLS out Court supervision. All filed with the Register of 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/2013 unknown heirs and heirs TRUE TEST COPY Wills, D.C., 515 5th whose whereabouts are REGISTER OF WILLS Street, N.W., 3rd Floor unknown shall enter their 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/2013 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . appearance in this 20001, on or before proceeding. Objections January 19, 2014. to such appointment Claims against the deshall be filed with the cedent shall be preRegister of Wills, D.C.,

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TYPESET: Jul 23 17:20:59 E TYPESET: EDTTue 2013Jul 23 17:20:33 TYPESET: EDTTue 2013 TYPESET: Tue Jul 23 17:16:29 EDT 2013 TYPESET: Tue Jul 23 17:19:41 EDTTue 2013Jul 23 17:20:06 TYPESET: Tue Jul 23 17:17:52 EDTNOTICES 2013Jul 23 17:18:49 TYPESET: Tue EDT 2013 TYPESET: Tue Jul 23 17:16:49 EDT 2013Jul 23 17:17:14 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES TYPESET: Tue EDT 2013 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM692 Valija S. Bilzens AKA Valija Skairdrite Bilzens AKA Valija Vanders Bilzens AKA Val Bilzens Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS. J.Lawrence Kent, whose address 6259 Executive Blvd. Rockville, MD 20852 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Valija S. B i l z e n s A K A Va l i j a Skaidrite Bilzens AKA Valija Vanders AKA Val Bilzens, who died on November 9, 2011 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before January 26, 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 January 26, 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: July 26, 2013 Name of newspaper Daliy Washington Law Reporter Afro American J. Laurence Kent 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. 2013ADM694 Durand Adrian Ford, Sr. Decedent Danielle P. Turnipseed 8710 Cameron Street #1513 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Christine Obsborne, whose address is 1444 Potomac Heights Drive, Fort Washington,MD was appointed personal representative of the estate of Durand Adrian Ford, Sr., who died on January 1st, 2013 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before January 26, 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 January 26, 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: July 26. 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington, DC Daily Washington Law Reporter Christine Osborne Personal Representative

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM714 Barbara N. Legerwood Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Roger B. Legerwood whose address is 265 Missouri Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Barbara M. Legerwood, who died on May 2, 2013 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before January 26, 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 January 26, 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: July 26, 2013 Name of newspaper: Washington Afro Newspaper Washington Law Reporter Roger B. Legerwood Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 1994FEP155 Date of Death July 2, 1994 Decedent Donna Moultrie NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Charles Moultrie whose address is 13005 Cannon Place, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Donna Moultrie, deceased, by the Register of Wills, Orphans’s Court for Prince George’s County, State of Maryland, on July 2, 1994. Service of process may be made upon Earl Thomas Moultrie, 2816 Q Street, SE, Washington, DC 20020 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Columbia real property: 1446 Howard Rd, SE, Lot 131. SQ 5809. The decedent owned District of Columbia personal property. Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 515 5th Street, N.W. 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice.

Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of the District of the District of the District of the District of District of Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Washington, D.C. Washington,D.C. Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 20001-2131 20001-2131 20001-2131 Administration No. Administration No. Administration No. Administration No. 2013ADM728 2013ADM735 2013ADM715 2013ADM712 Royce R. Robinson, Jr. Jasper Wade Shirley E. Byrd Jean Mae Beverly Decedent Decedent Decedent Decedent Kenneth A. Vogel Bert W. Kapinus, Esq. NOTICE OF 1642 R Street, NW NOTICE OF 5503 44th Avenue APPOINTMENT, Washington, DC 20009 APPOINTMENT, Hyattsville, MD 20781 NOTICE TO Attorney NOTICE TO Attorney CREDITORS NOTICE OF CREDITORS NOTICE OF AND NOTICE TO APPOINTMENT, APPOINTMENT, AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS NOTICE TO NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Sharon W. Roach CREDITORS CREDITORS whose address is 5204 Roger O. Bundy, whose AND NOTICE TO AND NOTICE TO Kenstan Dr. Temple Hill address is 1412 Webster UNKNOWN HEIRS UNKNOWN HEIRS Maryland 20748 was ap- Street, NW, Washington, Rose Marie Harrod, B r e n d a B i l l i n g s l e y, pointed personal repre- DC 20011 was appointed whose address is 6100 whose address is 240 sentative of the estate of personal representative Sargent Rd #301 HyattsJeffreson Street Jasper Wade, who died of the estate of Jean Mae ville, MD 20782 N.W.Washington , D.C. 20011-6630 was ap- was appointed personal on June 19th, 2013 with a Beverly, who died on representative of the will, and will serve with- April 6, 2013 without a pointed personal repree s t a t e o f R o y c e R . out Court supervision. All will, and will serve withsentative of the estate of Robinson, Jr., who died Shirley E. Byrd, who died on January 17th, 2012 unknown heirs and heirs out Court supervision. All on July 19th, 2012 with- without a will, and will whose whereabouts are unknown heirs and heirs out a will and will serve serve without Court su- unknown shall enter their whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their without Court supervi- pervision. All unknown a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s sion. All unknown heirs heirs and heirs whose proceeding. Objections a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s a n d h e i r s w h o s e whereabouts are un- to such appointment (or proceeding. Objections whereabouts are un- known shall enter their to the probate of de- to such appointment cedent´s will) shall be shall be filed with the known shall enter their a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s proceeding. Objections filed with the Register of Register of Wills, D.C., proceeding. Objections to such appointment Wills, D.C., 515 5th 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd to such appointment shall be filed with the Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Floor Washington, D.C. shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd 20001, on or before 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. J a n u a r y 2 6 , 2 0 1 4 . J a n u a r y 2 6 , 2 0 1 4 . Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before Claims against the de- Claims against the de20001, on or before J a n u a r y 2 6 , 2 0 1 4 . cedent shall be pre- cedent shall be preJ a n u a r y 2 6 , 2 0 1 4 . Claims against the de- sented to the under- sented to the underClaims against the de- cedent shall be pre- signed with a copy to the signed with a copy to the cedent shall be pre- sented to the under- Register of Wills or filed Register of Wills or filed sented to the under- signed with a copy to the with the Register of Wills with the Register of Wills signed with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with a copy to the under- with a copy to the underRegister of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills signed, on or before signed, on or before with the Register of Wills with a copy to the under- Januery 26, 2014, or be January 26, 2014, or be with a copy to the under- signed, on or before forever barred. Persons forever barred. Persons signed, on or before January 26, 2014, or be believed to be heirs or believed to be heirs or January 26, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons legatees of the decedent legatees of the decedent forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or who do not receive a who do not receive a believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent copy of this notice by mail copy of this notice by mail legatees of the decedent who do not receive a within 25 days of its first who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail publication shall so in- within 25 days of its first publication shall so incopy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first form the Register of within 25 days of its first publication shall so in- Wills, including name, form the Register of Wills, including name, publication shall so in- form the Register of address and relation- address and relationform the Register of Wills, including name, ship. ship. Wills, including name, address and relationDate of Publication: Date of Publication: address and relation- ship. July 26, 2013 Date of Publication: ship. July 26, 2013 Name of newspaper: July 26, 2013 Date of Publication: Name of newspaper: Washington Law Name of newspaper: July 26, 2013 Daily Washington Reporter Washington Name of newspaper: Law Reporter African American Afro-American Washington Afro-American Newspaper Washington Law Reporter Nelson C. Johnson Sharon W. Roach Newspapers Law Reporter Afro-American Personal Roger O. Bundy Personal Rose Marie Harrod Brenda Billingsley Representative Personal Representative Personal Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY Representative Representative TRUE TEST COPY TRUE TEST COPY TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 202-829-2467 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS REGISTER OF WILLS REGISTER OF WILLS REGISTER OF WILLS TRUE TEST COPY 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/2013 REGISTER OF WILLS 7/26, 8/2/, 8/9/2013 TYPESET: 23 7/26, 8/2,EDT 8/9/2013 TYPESET: Tue Jul 23 17:25:13 EDT 2013 TYPESET: Tue Jul 23 17:23:29 EDTTue 2013Jul 23 17:24:20 TYPESET: Tue Jul 23 17:23:04 2013 TYPESET: Tue Jul 23 17:24:45 EDT 2013 TYPESET: EDT 2013 7/26, 8/2. 8/9/13 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/13 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/13 TYPESET: Tue Jul 23 17:27:20 EDTTue 2013Jul 16 18:31:34 7/26,Tue 8/2,Jul 8/9/13 TYPESET: EDT 2013 7/26, 8/02, 8/09/13

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Charles Moultrie Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: July 26, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: Washington Law Reporter Afro-American 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM400 Sterling Jackson Decedent James C.Beadles, Esq. PO Box 6368 Silver Spring, MD 20916 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Nelson C. Johnson, whose address is 651 33rd Street, Newsport News, VA 23607, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Sterling Jackson who died on July 24th, 2011 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before Febrauary 2, 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 February 2, 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: August 2, 2013 Name of newspaper: Daily Washington Law Reporter Washington Afro-American

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM683 Robert James Goglia Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTIICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Jeannette Goglia whose address is 3036 Park Place NW Washington DC 20001 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Robert James Goglia, who died on May 1st, 2013 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before January 26, 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 January 26, 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: July 26, 2013 Name of newspaper: Daily Washington Law Reporter Afro-American Newspaper Jeannette Goglia Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM679 Decedent John Powell Darryl F. White P.O. Box 5201 Tokoma Park, MD 20913 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Carlos Powell, whose address is 1323 Monroe Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20017 was appointed personal representative of the estate of John Powell, who died on April 13th, 2013 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before January 26, 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 January 26, 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: July 26, 2013 Name of newspaper: Daily Washington Law Reporter Afro-American Newspaper Carlos Powell Personal Representative (301)686-3980 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2013FEP77 Date of Death June 17, 2004 Napoleon Turner, Jr. Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Gloria Turner whose address is 11018 Forest Way, Fort Washington, MD 20744 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Napoleon Turner, Jr., deceased, by the Probate Court by the Court for Prince George’s County, State of Maryland, on June 29, 2004. Service of process may be made upon Brenda C. Wagner, Esq., 1425 K Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Columbia real property: 1513-28th Place, S.E., Washington, DC 20020. The decedent owned District of Columbia personal property. Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, Building A, 515 5th Street, N.W. 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice Gloria Turner Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: July 26, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/13

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM725 Sarah F. White Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Cassandra White, whose address is 4221 Gorman Street, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Sarah F. White, who died on May 9th, 2012 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before January 26, 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 January 26, 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: July 26, 2013 Name of newspaper: Washington Law Reporter Afro-American Newspaper Cassandra White Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM547 Marie M. Thompson Decedent W. Alton Lewis 1450 Mercantile Lane Suite 155 Largo, MD 20774 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Floyd H. Thompson Sr., whose address is 3099 Brinkley Road, T-2 Temple Hills MD 20748, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Marie M. Thompson, who died on December 8, 1990 without a Will. 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 21, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before December 21, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: June 21, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Floyd H. Thompson Sr. Personal Representatives 301-503-9375 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 6/21, 6/28, 7/5

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM271 Evelyn D. Lowe Decedent Reginald Harris 1425 K. Street, NW, #350 Washington, DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Reginald Harris, whose address is 1425 K. S t r e e t , N W, # 3 5 0 , Washington, DC 20005 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Evelyn D. Lowe, who died on January 14, 2012 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before January 19, 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 January 14, 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: July 19, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Reginald Harris Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 07/19, 07/26 & 08/02/13

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0004677 IN RE: Debra Christiana Holmes Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Debra Christiana Holmes having filed an application for judgment changing the name from Debra Christiana Holmes to Debra Christina Holmes Taylor and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 10th day of July 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican , a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than two weeks after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 28th day of January, 2013 at 3:15 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further Ordered, that: the applicant must send the aplication for change of name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filing the affidavit/ declaratiof of service. SO ORDERED JUDGE 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM717 Anita M. Johnson-Dennis Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Ronell Johnson, whose address is 516 Shepherd St NW Washington DC 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Anita M. Johnson-Dennis, who died on October 31st, 2004 without a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before January 26, 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 January 26 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: July 26, 2013 Name of newspaper: Washington Law Reporter Afro American Ronell Johnson Personal Representative

TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 7/26, 8/2/, 8/9/13 18:10:37 EDT 2013 TYPESET: Tue Jul 09 13:08:12 E Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM658 Lorraine Kydd Decedent Darryl Kydd Brooks, Pro Se 5818 3rd Place NW Washington, DC Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Darryl Kydd Brooks, whose address is 5818 3rd Place NW, Washington, DC, 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Lorraine Kydd Brooks, who died on February 26, 2006 without a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before January 12th, 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 January 12th, 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: July 12th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Washington Law Reporter Afro American Personal Represenattive Darryl Kydd Brooks TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 7/12, 7/19,7/26/13

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