PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY EDITION
Volume 122 No. 5
SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 - SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
Cummings Not Sure, Cardin Says Yes By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer
Maryland lawmakers are mulling over the difficult decisions that must be made in the coming days concerning the conflict in Syria and American intervention. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) reflected support for President Obama Sept. 4, voting along with nine other members of the Senate Foreign Relations
Sen. Ben Cardin
Committee in a 10-7 vote on Sept. 4 to support Obama’s call for a strike against the Syrian government in response to allegations of chemical weapon use on Aug. 21. in Damascus. The entire U.S. Senate will vote on whether American resources should be used to intervene in the Syrian civil war next week. “The resolution was narrowly tailored to deal with documented chemical
weapons by Assad in Syria. It’s very limited with no troops on the ground with a 90-day duration,” said Cardin. “It is limited to degrading Syria’s capacity to use chemical weapons and I think it’s the right action. I hope the international community will join us in greater numbers.” Cardin said that aside from stopping the use of chemical weapons, the international community also had an
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Brian Waters and his cousin, Ikeshia Collick, a member of the U.S. Army. Collick is on her way back to Afghanistan.
Local Residents Express Concern Over Syria By Courtney Jacobs AFRO Staff Writer
As President Obama meets with lawmakers to forge support for limited military action in Syria, Prince George’s County Continued on A5
Military Leaders Credit ’63 MOW for Their Success By John R. Hawkins III AFRO Staff Writer It may have been labeled a march for civil rights but the historic demonstration in Washington, D.C. in August 1963 had an impact on the nation’s military, too.
Before the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom there were no African-American four-star generals or admirals in the U.S. military. As America observes the 50th anniversary of the March, there are three generals in the Army, two in the Air Force and one Navy admiral.
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Lt. General William E. “Kip” Ward , US Army, Commander, US Africa Command (ret.)
The first African-American four-star general was Air Force Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James. He first became a brigadier general in 1969. “If the 1963 March had not taken place, there is no way we would have gotten the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Dad never would have become a general [four-star] in the Air Force. It was people like my father and others in the Civil Rights Movement in 1963 who laid the …to allow the African American pursuit of excellence,” said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Daniel James III, son of “Chappie” James. “The 1963 March on Washington strengthened and reinforced policy actions to ensure fair treatment were
executed by senior military leaders during the 60’s era to recognize the significance of civil rights as a military imperative,” said Jimmy Love of the Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity office of the Defense Department. “The overriding philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech eventually led to grounds for the establishment of the Department of Defense Race Relations Institute in 1971, now known as the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute,” said Love. “It is difficult for me to judge the effect of the specific event of the 1963 March on the upward mobility of African Americans in
uniform,” said retired Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender, the first nurse to command a military base. “I do believe that the numbers of people who participated did influence and impress the politicians to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Those laws had a direct effect upon the upward mobility of African Americans in uniform,” she said. According to Andre Sayles, a West Point graduate and director of the Army’s diversity office, said, “It was not until the Academy graduating class of 1968 that you had double digits of cadets graduating to become lieutenants. That means they did not start to attend West Continued on A5
Admiral Cecil D. Haney, US Navy, Commander US Pacific Fleet
General Lloyd J. Austin III, US Army, Commander US Central Command
Dave Chappelle Gets Lots of Love from Pittsburgh Fans
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‘Celebration of Acceleration’ Shakes Up Inner Harbor By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer
A Prince George’s County man reacts to gas prices of $4.79– $4.99 per gallon at a local gas station.
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Different sounds filled the air surrounding the Inner Harbor Labor Day weekend as the Grand Prix of Baltimore brought the roar of professional racecar engines to once again replace the usual noise of everyday traffic. Fans flooded the downtown Baltimore area to catch the third annual weekend-long event celebrating Charm City and the culture of racing that has bloomed in the past two years.
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The Kashif family enjoys a day at the races: Phyllis, Jabril, Kahlif and Rasheeda (in stroller) Photo by Anderson Ward
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Four young men are getting kudos this week for their integrity in the face of what, to some, would be major temptation. On Aug. 25, police alerted the manager of Buddy’s Small Lots in Wayne, N.J., that there had been a break-in at the store. Video surveillance showed four young men entering the store, and then leaving with several items in hand. The store’s vice president rushed over to the scene, expecting a disaster, but was met by a minor miracle: the young men had left the money owed for the items, tax included, at the register. “His jaw dropped when he realized these kids did do some shopping, but that they paid for everything that they took,’’ store manager Marci Lederman told NBC’s “TODAY Show.” “I think it’s terrific that there are still people out there that have moral character not to do the wrong thing when they easily could.” Thomas James, Anthony Biondi, Kell’e Facebook.com Gallimore and The four William Paterson University Jelani Bruce, freshmen on the “Today” show. freshmen football players at William Paterson University, entered Buddy’s Small Lots, thinking it was open. They waited for a clerk to appear, but he or she never appeared since the store was, in fact, closed for the day. The lights were on in the store because of a glitch in the lighting system, and the door lock was broken, store managers told NBC. When no one appeared, the men helped themselves to a $4 pack of batteries and a $1 audio cable for dorm speakers and laid the payment on the counter, before hurrying off to another preseason practice session. “We had to get back to practice, so they just showed the money to the cameras, put it down and we just left,’’ Biondi told “TODAY.” The “honest Abes” were rewarded with $50 of free merchandise by the store’s managers. And the news about their actions have gone national. “My dad keeps calling saying, ‘Oh my God, you really did that?’’’ Bruce said. “Soon as I went on my laptop, it was like right there, front page, and I was just excited,’’ Gallimore said. “I was like smiling because I was like, ‘Oh I’m famous.’’’
Bus Carrying Members of King Family Shaken Up in Near-Crash
Less than an hour after the Aug. 28 ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, some members of the King family were shaken up when their
charter bus swerved to avoid a collision with a van. According to U.S. Park Police, on Aug. 28 the bus carrying Martin Luther King’s sister Christine King and other members of the King family, along with reality television star Omarosa Manigault and other passengers, nearly collided with a van. The bus driver slammed the bus brakes and swerved to avoid a crash. “We were very afraid,” Manigault said in a CNN interview. “There were Wikimedia Commons children on the bus, seniors Christine King and everything.” “Yikes just got banged up a lil bit on bus- I am ok! #HitMyHead ouch,” she said, noting that she bumped her head in the accident. The driver of the car suffered injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment, however the injuries of the passengers aboard the bus were not disclosed.
Gay Rumors Persist But Don’t Distract Cory Booker’s Senatorial Campaign
The U.S. Senate campaign of Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker is being overrun by rumors about his sexuality, but the celebrity politician seems to be taking it in stride. “…People who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia,” Booker, the Democratic nominee for the seat, said in an interview with The Washington Post published on Aug. 26. “I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I’m straight.’” The 44-year-old son of affluent business executives has long been plagued by questions about the fact that he is not married, which some have attributed to his alleged homosexuality. And his deliberate ambiguity on the matter has only fueled the gossip. Steve Lonegan, Booker’s Republican rival for the Wikimedia Commons New Jersey Senate seat, told Cory Booker Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg that he thought it was “weird” that he was unwilling to answer the question, speculating that maybe “it helps get him the gay vote by acting ambiguous.” Lonegan made sure to assert that he is a real man because “as a guy, I personally like being a guy,” compared to Booker, who, he noted, reportedly loves a good manicure and pedicure Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC’s “All in With Chris Hayes,” tried to push Booker to make a more definitive statement Thursday night, saying that when people like Booker come out it can have a “very positive political effect.” But Booker blasted Lonegan for implying “you are not a man if you’re gay,” and told the host that his sexuality was irrelevant.
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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain N
Former D.C. Councilman Frank Smith Rallies for D.C. Statehood By Alan King AFRO Staff Writer
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, 1994 Chevrolet dog. freedom. AccordingToday to the Chicago Jennifer and other Now Hudson what? Now that Colored Troops fought for their own witness Suburban with Illinois license statue Tribune, boy had relatives positively the marching is identified over, the the USCT Civil War Memorial andthe museum inbeen the Ushot multiple times in the back seat fond memories relived and Street NW corridor. of the vehicle. The SUV, regisa king’s dream revived, Now, Smith has set his sights on statehood for the District tered to Hudson’s murdered how to generate and sustain of Columbia. “I believe that some peoplewas in D.C. brother, towedhave with the a renewed movement for become complacent because theyboy’s thinkbody statehood never inside will and is being justice, jobs and freedom? happen,” Smith said. processed by evidence techniThis is the burning question More than 600,000 D.C. residents cians are anddisenfranchised workers. The body facing African Americans because of a constitutional statute that gives Congress was later removed and explicit taken to County“federal Medical today who must turn power over the “federal city” duethe to Cook the nation’s Examiner’s fondness for the past into interest.” D.C. residents do not have a vote office. in Congress and for other family faith and action for the and were not granted limited home Hudson rule to vote local members arrivedcome at theunder Medical future. officials until 1973. All District laws and funds Examiner’s office mid-after“I don’t know how but the oversight and approval of Congress and the White House. noon to identify the body. Adrienne we’ve got to keep this thing City leaders and advocates have been trying to get local Given the choice between lookWashington going,” Frank Smith, former autonomy through statehood, which requiresata the constitutional ing directly body or AFRO Columnist D.C. council member who amendment or congressional act,viewing for decades. it on a wall-mounted chaired the mayor’s 50th There is currently a proposal in Congress, Smith said, Courtesy Photos Anniversary March on to carve out a “federal enclave” of national buildings to Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who Washington Committee, told the AFRO about turning dreams satisfy those concerned about the federal city remaining was killed, as well as her brother, Jason. into reality. “It’s clear we need a year-round campaign.” neutral ground and the rest would become the state of New video screen, the family chose Smith should know. He has built a deserved reputation as Columbia. plate“IX584859 waswhen foundI came on here theinlatter. According the the body of herinto 7-year-old a man who turns his “faith in things unseen” concrete remember  that you to couldn’t Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, nephew Monday, just hours buildings. Not just a dreamer; he’s a doer. vote for anything,” said Smith, who was aHudson workersaid, with“Yes, the police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.” at the time. his bodythought was found in a I remember when people inafter the District Smith Student Nonviolent Coordinating Commission was a little touched because he started wearing baseball caps “We came here to get open public accommodations for blacks to publicly push for Major League Baseball to bring a team and to get jobs; we didn’t even dream of voting rights then.” back to the nation’s capital. Today witness the Washington He went back to Mississippi, as Dr. Martin Luther King Nationals in a brand new city-funded stadium. Folks thought Jr., suggested, to fight for voting rights, and the Voting Rights Smith was totally touched when he started to raise funds Act of 1965 was passed. The irony, Smith said, is that “we – in cardboard boxes, I might add – to build a memorial to have to go outside the District to get aid from people outside Nopeople wonderinside Obama’s and Cowboys playersrights for Bythe Alan King the Black soldiers who fought in Civil War when a lot theDallas District to get voting thecampaign District.”is trying to distance him from the Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, AFRO Staff Writer of people didn’t even know that more than 200,000 U.S. “We’ve madesubmitted some progress, but notsaying, enough,” Smith said. group, “Barack Obama among the names to
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“I’m not discouraged; it will happen.” This optimism comes from a man who knows how to turn dreams into buildings. Smith is confident that getting the issue of D.C. statehood on the national stage will get the project to the end goal. He noted, during his remarks at the 50th anniversary commemoration on Aug. 28, that “having friends in unlikely places” when former President Jimmy Carter lobbied for D.C. statehood helped elevate the cause. In conjunction with the March on Washington events, Smith organized the D.C. Statehood March and Rally at the D.C. War Memorial on the Mall that preceded the main march and he lobbied speakers to bring up the issue during the podium speeches. He was disappointed, he said, that Rev. Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. Al Sharpton didn’t mention statehood even though he was the main on the during the Emancipation A speaker spokesman for topic the office thecity’s murders but is beingDay held in event on newspaper April 16. that Hudson jail for parole violation after told the Smith said people from outside of the District are shocked when they learn that residents do not have a voting representative or senator in Congress and have no voice or vote on major issues. He noted the latest national issue in “remained for her fami-Holmes being convicted attempted violen which D.C.strong Delegate Eleanor Norton will of have no ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijackIn f vote -- the impending U.S. military strike in Syria although “She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, District troops can be deployed. ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both and ho “We’ve got aa lot work to do charges to convince people was obviously veryofemotional in 1999. He that was this also kiss th ismoment.” an issue for the nation,” Smith said. “But we are sowing convicted in 1998 for possesing the seeds that we– hope will The boy the son of come Julia to fruition.” sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Jason. Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in “Ev been missing since Friday, 2006 after writes servingweekly seven for years Veteran journalist Adrienne Washington throug when a relative Julian’s attempted murderand and the AFRO aboutfound relevant issues in for thethe District, Maryland West, grandmother, Darnell car hijacking Northern Virginia. Send correspondence to her charges. at editor@ area to Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing have t afro.com. Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in young in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers for wh Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue. long and deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desigfor ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing him for President. children – was issued Friday But now ACORN is in trouble. after Julian was discovered every 24 hours, creating an Reporter: There are at least missing after the murders. overwhelming investigationssurge acrossofthepeople Police arrested William 11 to the nearby countries of of country involving thousands Balfour, the missing boy’s stepEgypt, Iraq, Jordan, ACORN Lebanon potentially fraudulent father and estranged husband forms. and turkey. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s Announcer: Another 4.5Massive millionvoter are Southside apartment several fraud. And within the Obama campaign hours after the murders. displaced Syrian paid moreasthan $800,000 Balfour’s mother, Michele, has borders a result of theto an ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had violence. efforts. nothing to do with the slayings. In addition Pressuring bankstotoAmericans issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson questioning his move loans. Nationwide voter on fraud. Syria, President Obama is Barack Obama. Bad judgment. also dealing with Blind ambition. Tooleaders risky for abroad who are less than America. convinced that the chemical Since McCain’s comments, weapons were used by the SQUARE HIGH ACORN’s 87 offices Syrian government.have been bombarded with threatsthat and[the “I am convinced racist mail. chemical attack] is nothing The day after the presidential afro.com more than a provocation debate, vandals broke into the by those whoBoston want toand drag organization’s Seattle members of the international statement by Vladimir Putin, other countries into the offices and stole computers. community, especially president of Russia. “I have NOT ON TH BREAD Syriana Cleveland conflict, and who After representative the United States,” said a no doubt about this.” want the on support powerful appeared TV, anofe-mail was sent to the local office saying she “is going to have her life ended.” A worker in Providence, R.I., received a threatening call sayLEFT RIGH ing, “We know you get off work at 9” and uttered racial epithets. A caller to one office left a message on the answering machine, saying: “Hi, I was just calling to let you know that Barack Obama needs to get hung. He’s a (expletive deleted) nigger, and he’s a piece of (expletive deleted). You guys are fraudulent, and you need to go to hell. All the niggers on oak trees. They’re gonna get all hung hon1 BANANA eys, they’re going to get assassinated, they’re gonna get killed.” Another message said, “You liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive deleted). Welfare bums. You guys just (expletive deleted) come to our country, consume every natural resource there is, and make a lot of babies. That’s all you guys do. And then suck up the welfare and expect everyone else to pay for your hospital bills for your kids. I jus’ say let Before age five, every room is a cl your kids die. That’s the best move. Just let your children die. Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple Forget about paying for hospital counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learn bills for them. I’m not gonna do and help them enter school more prepared. That’ it. You guys are lowlifes. And I founded Grow Up Great and its Spanish-language equiva hope you all die.” con Éxito, a 10-year, $100 million program to help pre yourthebank’s are moving further away HurdIfthinks hate callsdecision-makers will children for school and life. Pick up a free bilingual Sesa cease soon. from your home base, it’s time to visit “Happy, Cardinal Bank. Healthy, Ready for School” kit at a PNC branc “In two weeks, I think these with all kinds of simple, attacks will be over. But in I think it backyard, right where you want us. everyday things you can do to h We’re right your learn. 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Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
Continued from A1 obligation to the humanitarian side of the conflict, which has turned millions of Syrian residents into refugees. While United Nations investigators await confirmation of accusations that Syria staged a chemical weapons attack on its civilians Aug. 21, nations are considering what action to take. The British Parliament has already voted against taking action in Syria. U.K. lawmakers, along with many U.S. citizens and U.S. allies abroad question why military action should be used to stop the bloodshed now, more than two and a half years into the Syrian civil war. In Maryland, Del. Aisha Braveboy, chair of the state’s Legislative Black Caucus, said that President Obama’s decision to go before Congress before striking against the Syrian government he blames for the chemical attack is a good one. “It’s a difficult decision to make and I don’t think it’s as cut and dried as some people might think it is,” Braveboy told the AFRO. “The question is: Are we really ready to engage in another war?” “I don’t think that chemical weapon use is something that the world can tolerate. But we don’t have unlimited resourcesespecially if we don’t have other powerful allies.” Braveboy said that every aspect of a strike should be carefully thought out and understood- especially when it comes to retaliation from Syria or its allies, and what would be done in the way of support and nation-building after intervention. She also said she cannot support a military strike without further information from President Obama, such as how America will sustain and grow itself economically if another war becomes a reality. “We could end of spending billions of dollars abroad and not at home,” she said, before referencing the current economic crisis in Detroit. “Should America be doing more to help the people in Syria than [for] the businesses and people suffering right here from the economic downturn?”
Presidential candidate John McCain’s attack on ACORN – Associated Community Organization for Reform Now – confirms the success of the organization, the head of the While group says.Braveboy may have doubts about taking “This is testimony to the work military action Syria, we’ve done and against success we’ve other politicians thrown had,” Maude Hurd,have president of ACORN, saidwholeheartedly in an interview their weight with thePresident AFRO. Obama’s call behind “When this attack started, we for action--with or without had just announced that we had the support of other nations registered 1.3 million new votespecially, they say, because ers,” she said. “That’s just to say chemical weapon use violates that someone’s running scared international law. success.” because of ACORN’s “While collective action McCain, who is running for would beon preferable, I believe president the Republican tickthat the United States cannot et, lashed out at ACORN in the final debate Barack contract outagainst its’ national Obama, contending theothers. group “is security decisions to on the verge of maybe perpetratIt is in our national security ing one ofand the greatest frauds in interests, in accordance voter history in this country, with universal humanitarian maybe destroying the fabric of interests, to deter the future democracy.” useFactcheck.org, of chemical weapons a non-partisan in Syria, inthose any future Web site, and found claims to conflicts,” said Rep. be “exaggerated,” withChris “no eviVan denceHollen of any(D-Md.). such democracydestroying fraud.” use “The continued Hurd believes McCain of poison gas bythe Assad’s charges were politically motivatforces will not only result ed. in the mass killings of more She said, “Because it’s lowinnocent Syrian civilians, but and moderate-income people, will also put at risk our allies and people of color, I believe the in the region, including Israel, McCain campaign thinks those Turkey and Jordan.” voters are going to vote Van Hollen alsois said that Democratic, which not necesignoring the use of chemical sarily true.” ACORN is also no stranger to weapons will “increase controversy. the likelihood that chemical For 38 could years, be the used non-partisan weapons organization has fought for or social against American troops and economic justice for lowcivilians in future attacks or and moderate-income conflicts.” Americans. With 400,000 memother lawmakers, berStill, families organized into more such as Rep. Elijah than 1,200 neighborhood chapCummings (D-Md.), remain ters in 110 cities nationwide, on the fence aboutthewhat ACORN has over years seen its shareshould of criticism whileciting advoaction be takencating for affordable housing, the many uncertainties living wages, the healthcare for and the surrounding situation underserved— and while organpossible outcomes of military izing voter registration drives. action. But none has been as withering and“Many baselessmembers, as this one.like me, have very serious questions With the presidential election about thetwo path ahead that less than weeks away, need to be detractors answeredallege in the ACORN’s order to make informed organization hasanengaged in massive voter registration fraud after decision,” said Cummings, a the reported discovery of House bogus ranking member of the names, such as Mickey Mouse
election officials. Hurd said those workers, who were doing those things without ACORN’s knowledge or permission, were fired. “The evidence that has surCommittee on Oversight and faced so far shows they faked Government Reform. forms to get paid for work they “Asdo,wenothave seenballot over didn’t to stuff the pastACORN, decade, the boxes.” she use said, is the victim of fraud, notisthe perpetraof military force one of tor of it. grave actions our the most Hurdcan saidtake, the only nation and things it often bogus are the charges themhas consequences that are selves. And factcheck. org impossible to foresee.” agrees. that in ItCummings concluded,said “Neither the case of Syria, detailed ACORN nor its employees have information on aof, clear been found guilty or even objective is mandatory, along charged with, casting fraudulent with a timeline of how long votes.” The problem came involvement will last,about whatprimarilynations becausewill of the other beway involved, ACORN Rather than and how operates. much collateral rely on volunteers, it pays peodamage can be expected, ple, many of them poor or unemincluding the loss of innocent ployed, to sign up new voters. life. The idea was to help both those “Ifregistered our objective is not being and those doing regime change, we must the registration. understand how we“We willhave a Maud explained, measure success, particularly zero tolerance policy for deliberatecivilian falsification of registration.” if deaths using Most news weapons account neglect to conventional point out that ACORN is continue or even increase required by law to turn all regafter any U.S. strike,”insaid istration forms. And they also fail Cummings. “Finally, if we do to note that it was the organizanot we must understand tion,act, in many instances, that first the ramifications the Assad brought the phony for registrations regime, the Syrian people, and to the attention of authorities. ourThe ownMcCain nation.” camp apparently located just fine south of isn’tSyria, interested in those points, preferring airJordan, misleadTurkey and northtoof ingbordered ads that seek to east link Obama is to the by Iraq to ACORN, thereby undercutting with the Mediterranean Sea his political support. border sharing its Western McCain: I’m John McCain with Lebanon. and I approve this message. The nation has Announcer: Whoais Barack population of 22.4 Obama? A man withmillion, “a political according to the CIA World baptism performed at warp Factbook, publicly-available speed.” Vasta ambition. After colworld lege, healmanac. moved to Chicago. Became community organizer. Morea than 6 million of that There, Obama met Madeleine number is currently displaced Talbot, part ofwar thethat Chicago by the civil has raged branch of ACORN. He was so over the past two and a half impressive that he was asked to years. train the ACORN staff. In that according What didtime, ACORN in Chicago to the United Nations (UN), engage in? Bullying banks. roughly 100,000 have Intimidation tactics.Syrians Disruption been killed.ACORN forced of business. banks to issue risky home According to the UNloans. The sameAgency, types of loans Refugee 5,000that caused the we’re Syrians arefinancial fleeing crisis the area in today.
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Should the U.S. take military action against Syria in response to Assad’s use of chemical weapons against Syrian citizens? A. No-Because the repercussions and effectivenessof such action is not clearwe don’t need another war
B.Yes-U.S. international prestige and 24% domestic well-being require immediate and decisive response
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Car Windows May Not Protect from Sun By Dee-Ann Durbin The Associated Press
Sunroofs, too, often contain UV-absorbing technology that can block around 90 percent of UV rays. That’s partly to keep the car cool as well as protect occupants from sun exposure. But side and rear windows are a different story, and their
Car windows are designed to protect you in an accident. But they won’t necessarily protect you from the sun. morguefile.com
with extra UV absorbers to SPF can vary a lot depending protect even more. He says on the vehicle. windshields absorb 100 Side windows are usually percent of UVB rays, which made from cheaper tempered cause sunburn, and around 98 glass, which is around 4 percent of UVA rays, which millimeters thick and doesn’t don’t cause sunburn but can include a layer of plastic. do long-term damage to the Tempered glass is designed skin. to shatter into tiny pieces, That gives windshields a to protect the occupants in sun protection factor — or a crash. But unless they’re SPF — of 50 or more, the tinted for privacy, side equivalent of some of the windows usually absorb only strongest sunscreens, Dishart 65 percent of UV rays. That T:7.446” said. gives them an SPF of around
16, Dishart says, the same as some of the lowest grades of sunscreen. That may be all right for people who don’t do a lot of driving. But several studies indicate a link between skin cancer and sun exposure while driving, especially for truck drivers or those with long commutes. In 2007, researchers at the St. Louis University School of Medicine found that in a group of 898 skin cancer patients, 53 percent of the cancers occurred on the left side. Those who spent more hours per week driving had a higher chance of getting a left-side skin cancer. Also, a statistically significant number of the cancers were on areas that are exposed while driving, including the head, neck, arms and hands. Some automakers are opting for more expensive, higher-SPF glass, not only to protect the car’s occupants but also to cool down their cars. Heat from the sun can force the car’s air conditioning to work harder, which lowers the vehicle’s fuel economy. South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia use window glass with an SPF between 44 and 48 in their U.S.made vehicles. And Toyota switched to laminated glass for the front windows of the recently redesigned Avalon
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DETROIT (AP) — Car windows are designed to protect you in an accident. But they won’t necessarily protect you from the sun. Automotive glass must meet a host of government standards in the U.S. and elsewhere. It has to let in the maximum amount of light to help drivers see. It has to shatter into tiny pieces instead of shards that might hurt occupants in a crash. But there are no requirements for sun protection. That can vary by vehicle, and even by window within a vehicle. Windshields offer the most sun protection, according to Pete Dishart, who leads product development at Pittsburgh Glass Works in Pennsylvania. His company supplies glass to nearly every major automaker, including Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors, BMW and Hyundai. By law, windshields must be made of laminated glass, which means they’re formed from three parts: two 2.1-millimeter layers of glass separated by an 0.8-millimeter piece of stretchy plastic. The glass is made to break easily if something — the driver’s head, for example, or a deer
— comes in contact with it. The plastic then stretches to absorb that impact. The layer of plastic helps windshields absorb nearly all of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Plastic is naturally good at absorbing UV rays, Dishart says, and can be made
sedan, both to improve UV protection and to offer added insulation from wind noise. Concerned about the level of sun exposure in your car? Here’s what you can do: — Seek out vehicles with more protection. Glass makers have a trade group — the Enhanced Protective Glass Automotive Association — that lobbies for stricter rules that would require laminated glass in all car windows. The group keeps tabs on which cars have laminated windows and publishes the results. The Ford Mustang,
for example, has a laminated glass sunroof, while several Buick and Mercedes sedans have laminated glass in the front windows. — Explore window tinting and aftermarket films. Companies like Solar Gard offer window films that can block UV rays. Glass-tinting companies and auto dealers can install them on a fourdoor car for around $200. There are also do-it-yourself kits at auto parts shops. But beware: States govern how much windows can be tinted, and those laws vary.
Putting the Brakes on Arthritis: Broccoli Could Be the Key By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer Researchers from the United Kingdom’s University of East Anglia (UEA) say that substances found inside broccoli could go a long way in slowing down cartilage wear and tear. The information was released this month by the medical journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, and could be important information for those who suffer from diseases worsened by inflammation at the joints. Scientists found that mice with increased levels of sulforaphane in their system were able to block enzyme signals that begin the inflammation process. They also look at sulforaphane’s effects on human cartilage cells and cow cartilage tissue. “Until now, research has failed to show that food or diet can play any part in reducing the progression of osteoarthritis, so if these findings can be replicated in humans, it would be quite a breakthrough,” said Alan Silman, medical director for Arthritis Research UK, in a statement. “We know that exercise and keeping to a healthy weight can improve people’s symptoms and reduce the chances of
Substances found inside broccoli could go a long way in slowing down cartilage wear and tear.
the disease progressing, but this adds another layer in our understanding of how diet could play its part.” According to the study, broccoli leads the pack when it comes to benefitting from cruciferous vegetables with sulforaphane, such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower. Scientists already suspected that the sulforaphane found in broccoli had “anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties,” but the new study could indicate relief on the horizons for many Americans suffering from inflammationwhich in turn slowly wreaks havoc on human cartilage. Authors of the study say their next step is to study sulforaphane on humans. Their plan is to study patients who are about to have knee replacement surgery, to see if an increase in broccoli intake has any affect on the joints. Along with scientists and doctors from the UEA, experts from the University of Oxford and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital were used to complete the study, which was funded by Arthritis Research UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, The Dunhill Medical Trust, and the Diet and Health Research Industry Club. Arthritis literally means “joint pain,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is a broad term that actually includes over 100 conditions that affect joints, body tissues, and connective tissues. These diseases are usually identified by stiffened joints or pain, and can sometimes be the result of an autoimmune disease, or a condition where the body is sending signals to mistakenly attack healthy parts. According to information released by the CDC, “Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States, limiting the activities of nearly 21 million adults.”
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residents waded into the fray, many of them opposing the prospect of the U.S. getting into another military conflict. Ralph S. Williams, 30, of District Heights said the U.S. needs to take care of its own problems. “I don’t think our country needs to be worried about other countries when we have too many issues to deal with here,” he said. “I think war of any kind is stupid and it just sends hundreds and thousands of young men and women to their deaths. Then, when the troops come back home to civilization, they are met with hardships and tons of waiting lists for jobs and places to live.” Williams has a brother who is currently serving in the military. “It’s tough having a close family member in the military and you’re not in it with them,” he said. “You’re used to seeing that person everyday or almost everyday and then you see them once a year...maybe.” He said the risk is too great for the benefits. “The money they make is laughable for what they do,” Williams said of military personnel. “Then, when they come home, they can’t get jobs and if they do it’s something minimum wage or something that they can’t live on.” Like Waters, he believes the money could be better spent. “All the money they spend on wars could be spent on homelessness and poverty since so many of our troops end up that way anyways,” Williams said. “They need to fix their own country before they try and go in and tell someone else how to run their country.” Dwayne T. Allen of Clinton, 25, who has several friends and relatives who serve in the armed forces, told the AFRO: “I think the situation in Syria is a rough situation. Any time you have an uprising or civil war, there’s always unfortunate large numbers
of casualties. The conflict in Syria is an in-house situation and unless Syria asks for help, we should allow them to deal with their issues before getting involved. The United States has a habit of sending troops to different countries only on suspicion and many people have died in the process. I do have family and a couple of friends in the military.” Prince George’s Community College student Micah L. Perry of District Heights, 19, also agrees that military action should not be taken. “We have already seen what happens to people that go to war,” he said. “Although most of them do come back, there are countless soldiers who are not fortunate enough to come back. This is their job and they are trained for this, but this situation is not serious enough for them to go to war. We have issues in the United States that need to be handled…before we start worrying about what other countries are doing. I have a brother-in-law who is away from his 11 month-old child and his pregnant wife. He does not have time to spend with his family because he continually goes away for military purposes.” Brian H. Waters, 27, a production assistant at ESPN who lives in Baltimore County, said he has a cousin in the U.S. Army. He does not think the United States should take military action against Syria, despite the fact that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is suspected of using chemical weapons against civilians on Aug. 21 in Damascus. He does not like the idea of an attack on Syria, even if it is limited in scope. “I feel that this is dangerous, but I wish they could talk rather than fight,” Waters told the AFRO. “I do not think the U.S. should get involved because we already had one war and that was bad enough. Too many lives are being lost on personal vendettas. War is not the answer. Having family in the military has me on the edge of my seat all the time.”
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Point in such numbers until 1964 which would have been after the March of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” “Do the math,” Lt. Gen. (ret.) James said. ”It is clear that
we (the armed forces) finally got busy with promoting African Americans after the King March of 1963, but, we have not finished our march. Diversity in the military needs to be improved.”
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“It brings revenue into Baltimore and takes away some of the bad vibes the city usually gets,” said area-resident Antonio Edison, 27, who attended Sunday’s final events with his fouryear-old son, Ari Edison. “We came the last two years and he really likes to see the racing. I just want him to experience something different.” The Grand Prix of Baltimore is a total of three different racing series: the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), the IZOD IndyCar Series, and the Firestone Indie Lights that all take place annually during Labor Day weekend on the urban racetrack. “There are only a handful of cities in the United States that have their own Grand Prix,” Rayne McAndrews, of Visit Baltimore, told the AFRO. “We’re lucky enough to have our own.” The non-profit organization has a mission of keeping the city’s tourism industry booming, and McAndrews said this is the Bringing more than just out-ofperfect event to town spectators, Sherry Rafinello keep out-of-towners drove from Philadelphia for an coming back. opportunity to earn some extra This year the cash with her new water ice cart. Grand Prix boosted it’s focus on fun for the entire family with side-events such as the indoor go-carting offered at the Esskay Family Fun Zone, an obstacle course sponsored by Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s, and a Pinewood Derby hosted by the Boy Scouts of America Baltimore Area Council. “We like race cars and we thought it would be great family
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By AFRO Staff According to Prince George’s County law enforcement officials, the plot went something like this: woman gets angry at boyfriend, woman breaks into boyfriend’s home and tries to kill boyfriend’s sleeping child as revenge. Helen Marie Newsome, Helen Marie Newsome 26, of the 7200 block of E. Inwood Street in Landover, was held in Prince George’s County jail this week on an attempted first-degree murder charge in connection with an incident that occurred on Aug. 31, according to a Prince George’s County police statement. Police patrol officers were called to the 6700 block of Munsey Street in Landover about 8 a.m. When they arrived, they were told that Newsome had broken into the home and walked into a bedroom where a young boy was sleeping. Newsome was accused of then taking a pillow and placing it over the boy’s face, before striking him on the head with a weapon. Though he was injured, the little boy was somehow able to escape and run outside. He sought help from a neighbor, who called police. The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment of head injuries. He was later released. Police said Newsome had previously been involved with the boy’s father. She was arrested at her home later the same morning. Police said Newsome admitted that she had attacked the child. She was held held on a $500,000 bond, police said.
event,” Joseph Cauthen, 43, told the AFRO moments after purchasing tickets for his sons, wife, and mother-in-law. “They’ve never seen a car race before- so we wanted to expose them to this,” said the Bristow, Va. government financial analyst. Fans watched intently to see more than a dozen cars hit high speeds of up to 180 miles per hour while navigating and swerving around the 12 turns included in the two-mile Grand Prix race track lined with over 22 million pounds of concrete and 3,700 feet of fencing for safety. The precautions came in handy on Saturday when several cars crashed into each other before they could even make it to the starting line of the qualifying race “I thought it would shorten the race because it was an 8-car pile-up,” said 59-year-old Cecil Henderson, a maintenance mechanic from Lancaster, Pa. “It was just starting and the cars all jumbled up together.” This year the races gave Henderson, an enthusiast, another way to feed his need for speed. “I love cars- period,” he said, when asked why he and his wife decided to make the 80-mile journey to Baltimore to experience the event. Sunday’s fans got to see more pile-ups before driver Simon Pagenaud took home the champagne and the trophy for the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore. Josef Newgarden came in second as Sebastien Bourdais placed third.
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On lookers during the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington
For Some: The March Dream Turned Into a Frustrating Nightmare By Courtney Jacobs and Ariel Medley AFRO Staff Writers They went to Wednesday’s 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. having a dream. The event, for them, however, turned out to be a nightmare. Despite having arrived at the March on Washington 2013 event site 60 to 90 minutes before the Aug. 28 event was scheduled to begin, hundreds of people were denied entry after standing in lines in heat and humidity as others enjoyed the program. They were turned away after a bottle-neck at the only security entry led to such long delay. Participants complained that the entry point backed up because there were only six metal detectors for many thousands of people to go through. Those who arrived early had fewer problems, but those who arrived closer to the start time often found themselves struggling to get inside the area designated for the festivities. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) has asked the Secret Service to explain the security measures, according to media accounts. Norton and other officials want to know why there were so few metal detectors placed at the site, when everybody who went inside had to be checked. The presence of President Obama, former presidents Clinton and Carter and several of King’s relatives meant that steppedup security measures had to be taken. Some people said they stood in the same spot for as long as an hour without moving a step. The long wait was complicated by the fact that there were barriers between the lines and no mechanism set up to keep people from cutting the lines. The result was a crowd gathered outside the entry point as temperatures rose and tempers flared. Mary Wood, 75, of Northwest Washington, said she stood in line for 90 minutes. She said event organizers at the march 50 years ago, which she attended, did a better job of moving people inside. “There’s a lot more security here and so much is gated off,” Wood said. There were more people at the March 50 years ago and today, everything’s blocked off.” The Aug. 28 commemoration of the 1963
March on Washington took place on the National Mall in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial. The event was the second to celebrate the 1963 March. On Aug. 24, more than 100,000 gathered in the same spot for a pre-march rally and a march from the Lincoln Memorial down Independence Avenue past the Martin Luther King Memorial to the Washington Monument, where the march culminated. The Aug. 24 event was led by Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network while the Aug. 28 event was organized by a coalition led by the King Center in Atlanta. National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterest told Fox 5 News on Aug. 29 that the Park Service was among several partners who assisted the King Center in presenting the event. Others included the District of Columbia and several agencies. Litterest said the application for the permit was filed by the King Center. The application estimated the crowd at “15,000 to 20,000,” he
detectors set up to check many hundreds of participants for weapons. Though two more metal detectors were brought in, the bottleneck was substantial. Another problem occurred because there were no barriers for lines. There were few volunteers stationed to keep order prior to the actual entry point. Many people had children and many of the elders complained about the lack of consideration for the very young and older participants. That was especially galling because many of them in attendance at the Aug. 28 event had been in attendance at the 1963 march or recorded it. Ted E. Holmes, 78, participated in the March on Washington in 1963. Holmes waited in line so long that he had to sit down. “My leg was bothering me. I couldn’t walk no more. I broke my ankle about four or five months ago,” Holmes told the AFRO as he sat at a table outside the gates of entry. Despite the problems, he was grateful for the occasion. “Martin Luther King has done a lot for me,” Holmes said. “He’s made me a man. He made me think better, live better. There are a lot of things I’ve learned from him, a lot.” Mary Wood Twana Holmes, 53, a program coordinator for the said. While law enforcement authorities have D.C. Department of Health, eventually gave up. given no official account, participants believe “I stood in line for two hours without there were at least 100,000 present at the Aug. moving at all,” she said. 28 event. Like Holmes, she said she would recognize “It was a cooperative effort,” Litterest King at home. said of the program. “The Park Service was “When I was in junior high school, I did a not the lead on the security aspect with the report on Martin Luther King, Jr.,” she said. presidential involvement. That falls with the “It impressed me how much he did at such a Secret Service, but we certainly worked with young age. We still have a long way to go to them throughout the day to address some reach his dream, especially when I think of the of those concerns and try to alleviate some [Trayvon] Martin family. of those jams. An event in which three U.S. I would love to see racial equality.” presidents are attending, not to mention the As the people waited to get in line they family of Dr. King, security was going to be became increasingly agitated. Around 11:30 as tight for this event probably of any event a.m., six police officers moved in, positioning that’s been done in the Capitol since the themselves near the metal detectors in an inauguration.” attempt to block people from cutting into the Entry into the event site was the picture front of the line. About noon, not long after of disorganization. At a checkpoint near the the police arrived, someone waiting in the line World War II Memorial, there were six metal
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near the WW II Memorial fainted. An AFRO reporter who was standing farther back in the line was unable to determine whether it was man, woman, or child who lost consciousness The police officers blocked the view of people in line. A few moments earlier, two men got into a bickering match that people in line feared would turn violent. The woman who was guarding the front notified the police who then responded. When officers arrived they faced a barrage of questions from people in line. In a phone interview on Aug. 29, Litterest told FOX 5 News: “For the event of the whole, the Park Service partnered with many federal agencies; District of Colombia, public safety and public service entities to put on the event. It was a cooperative effort. Park Service was not the lead on the security aspect with the presidential involvement. That falls with the Secret Service, but we certainly worked with them throughout the day to address some of those concerns and try to alleviate some of those jams. An event in which three U.S. Presidents are attending, not to mention the family of Dr. King, security was going to be as tight for this event probably as any event that’s been done in the Capitol since the inauguration.” He said the event application estimated attendance at “15,000-20,000 people total.” He added, “I don’t have final numbers, but from where I could see at the Lincoln Memorial, we certainly exceeded that. Probably something for the Secret Service to speak on specifically, but I do not know the numbers they were planning on. But if those were the numbers they were planning on, there were probably more people there than we expected.” For future references, Litterest said: “It’s planning in advance and getting a good count of the people who were coming. Certainly I’m not one to question or second-guess what they do. The protection of one president, never mind three, the security was of the upmost importance. Obviously the more access points you have, the greater the security risks.” For future events. he said, “I would suggest” that participants “leave a little earlier, rather than showing up right when the event starts and being disappointed of large crowds trying to get in.”
September 7, 2013 - September 13, 2013, The Afro-American
The Fierce Urgency for Now
In April of this year, I was asked by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government to share my thoughts on the upcoming 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s seminal “I Have a Dream Speech” at the Lincoln Memorial, Aug. 28, 1963. Just as Americans of all backgrounds will share our nation’s destiny, I observed, we must struggle together to assure that America lives up to her highest ideals. The 1963 March on Rep. Elijah Washington for Jobs and Cummings Freedom at which Dr. King spoke 50 years ago, I continued, was a shared assertion of America’s ideals. His prophetic challenge was advanced on behalf of a broad, multi-racial coalition of working people, union members, faith leaders and intellectuals who were demanding a fundamental change in the status quo of that era. The broad expansion in universal opportunity that Dr. King addressed in his remarks was a challenge and a goal for everyone – not simply for those of us who are African Americans. Now, as then, Americans in the tens of millions are struggling to survive economically, and tens of thousands of our countrymen and women are dying before their time. Now, as then, all sorts of conniving methods are being utilized in well-financed attempts to deny the uplifting power of universal suffrage. Now, as then, only a multi-racial, ecumenical coalition of conscience can halt our regression back into the sins of our past – and move America forward toward that “blessed community” of which Dr. King dreamed. “My friends,” I told the Harvard conference, “the civil rights movement of this 21st Century is still about lifting up Americans of Color, but our perspective has broadened. Now, in 2013, our movement is sharply focused upon lifting ALL Americans (and the generations yet to be born) out of poverty.”
This same thesis was at the heart of President Obama’s remarks when he spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the “Let Freedom Ring” rally on Aug. 28. As the President’s advisor and friend, Valerie Jarrett, has observed, “There is inevitably an overlap in addressing racial equality at the same time you’re trying to create economic empowerment. If you look at poverty or unemployment, they disproportionately affect people of color. People who don’t have health insurance are disproportionately of color.” “The President wants to create opportunity,” she confided,” and to make sure the level playing field is ready for everybody.” I agree - and, I would submit, so would any fairminded person. Having devoted much of my adult life to working for greater racial equity, I have come to understand that we cannot achieve racial equality unless we also succeed in challenging – and overcoming - the widening economic inequality that threatens the very fabric of our society. This is why, as in the past, our teachers are our most important civil rights workers. They are the key in providing the empowering education that can end the most devastating segregation of all – the segregation from hope and opportunity that is the all-toooften result of poverty. During our debates in Washington this year about reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers have been in the forefront of our efforts to protect and expand funding for Title I and the other federal education initiatives. From its inception, ESEA (and especially the legislation’s Title I) have addressed the educational challenges of economically disadvantaged children of all racial backgrounds who live in poor urban and rural areas. In the Senate, we are making progress. The Senate’s approach to reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (S. 1094, sponsored by Iowa Senator Tom Harkin and co-sponsored by Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski and others) largely supports the funding and strategy of ESEA and Title I.
There was a lot of talk around the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington last week that Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream remains unrealized. The march, of course, was for jobs and freedom, and commentators and activists alike rightly noted that much work remains on both counts. The Supreme Court this summer struck the core of the Voting Rights Act, and the recent Trayvon Martin Joe Madison killing and legal battles surrounding New York City’s stop and frisk policies underscore just how prejudiced our criminal justice system continues to be. Economically, the gap between Whites and Blacks remains as large as when Dr. King marched. The Black unemployment rate is twice that of White unemployment, while the average wealth for African-American and Latino families is $103,000, compared to $632,000 for their White counterparts. As a new study by former Census bureau officials reported last week, groups with already low income, particularly African Americans, have seen the steepest declines in their incomes following the recession. For all the mention of the issues still plaguing communities of color, there was markedly less discussion of immediate, concrete and impactful steps that could be taken to advance justice.
But there is something President Obama can do right now to help lift the dreams of more than 2 million people. As Clayola Brown, president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, mentioned in her speech, the president should issue an executive order guaranteeing that companies doing business with the federal government pay their employees a living wage. According to a recent study by Demos, nearly 2 million private sector employees working on behalf of America earn wages too low to support a family, making $12 or less per hour. The vast majority of these workers are AfricanAmerican or Latino – only contributing to the expanding racial and economic gap in this country. People who serve food in government buildings, home health care providers and the workers who clean our nation’s capital often cannot even afford the very basics, like food and rent payments. Americans benefit from the fruit of these workers’ labor every day and yet our tax dollars fuel their poverty and relegate them to the ranks of the working poor. President Obama has said he will do anything within his power as chief executive to get the economy moving again. Raising the wages of federally contracted employees does just that – it is both morally right and fiscally prudent. With more money in these workers pockets, they will spend it, generating demand, investing in communities and creating jobs. And companies doing business with the federal government can certainly afford it. A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) study offers figures revealing how much taxpayers bankroll the paychecks of already-wealthy executives, paying up to $760,000 – more than three times the salary of the vice president – towards the compensation of a
Regrettably, the House version, H.R. 5, passed by a Republican party-line majority on August 14, does not. The House bill would freeze longer-term funding at “sequester” levels and dilute the historic federal focus upon the children of disadvantaged communities. There is something drastically wrong with this picture. House Republicans will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s dream by seeking to starve educational funding for poor children of all races. Progressive Democrats in the House lost this first round in the House of Representatives, but the struggle for our nation’s children is not over. Our children simply cannot wait for the empowering education that can lift them out of poverty. America should listen carefully to our teachers’ vision for public education. For our nation’s young people, we cannot ignore “the fierce urgency of now. Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) represents Maryland’s Seventh Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.
Advancing the Dream with a Stroke of the Pen contracting executive at thousands of companies. The disparity between rising CEO compensation and profits and stagnant wages is one of the main reasons we have seen the emergence of new movements seeking to win the unmet demands of the original March. In recent months, low-wage workers from Wal-Mart, fast-food and federal contractors have staged unprecedented series of strikes to improve conditions for all working Americans. Tired of an economy that only works for the powerful and the wealthy, this new generation of marchers are taking courageous action because pay is too low, part-time hours aren’t cutting it and they can’t afford the basics such as housing and health care without relying on public assistance. Many are calling for a living wage of $15/hour, which when adjusted for inflation, mirrors the $2/hour demand the organizers of the 1963 March made. Today, workers fight because the Dream is still not a reality for them. It’s rare that any commemoration or speech offers hope of engendering instant social change. But the president can use this 50-year anniversary as an opportunity – an opportunity to take decisive action to advance racial and economic justice and an opportunity to sign an executive order that would raise standards for millions of low-wage employees working on behalf of our country. If Dr. King were living today, I believe he would demand as much. And for the sake of our economic security and the preservation of our national ideals, the president should meet that demand. Joe Madison, a former board member of the NAACP, is an activist and host of “The Joe Madison Show on SirusXM Satellite Radio.
Boehner Scores Zero With Debt Ceiling Spat The current tracking of Congress’ popularity shows that only 15 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. Now, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) struck another tone deaf moment at a political fundraiser in Idaho when he warned that when Congress returns in September, he will lead Republicans in holding up the government’s business to pick a fight with President Obama over the nation’s debt ceiling. More than 11.5 million William Spriggs Americans are out actively looking for work, while the economy languishes with 2 million fewer jobs than at the end of 2007, more than five and a half years ago. Median family income remains thousands of dollars below the level it reached in 2007. And thousands of America’s workers are staging strikes this week to raise their low-wage pay to something respectable. Americans want more jobs and a raise in pay now. How does a showdown on the integrity of the United States of America and paying its bills help address jobs and pay now? The United States’ credibility rests firmly on a decision made at its founding that the debt of the young, fledgling country was good. The country has never looked back and remains the most sought after currency because the word of the United States is as good as gold. It will pay its debts. So,
there is no need to debate the obligation of Congress to quickly pass legislation to insure the United States lives up to its word and continues to pay its bills. What Mr. Boehner risks is more discussion of downgrading the credit worthiness of the United States, and adding too much uncertainty to a world economy that is already nervous. And, what he is proposing is to awaste the time of Congress, rather than addressing restoring the almost 330,000 local educators lost to our children’s public schools because of this economic downturn. Congress should be passing legislation to end sequestration now. For the thousands of children being shut out of Head Start programs to build their foundation for learning and America’s prosperity it is more important to restore their Head Start program slots. Mr. Boehner has made it clear. Obviously, he will not rest until his actions lead to crippling the American economy for a chance to blame President Obama for a failing economy. He is instead making it clear that it is time for his leadership to end, and to send him home in 2014. This week we have all been reminded of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom on the mall in Washington. The postWorld War II era saw several recessions: in 1948, 1953, 1957 and 1960. It seemed the government’s promise in the Employment Act of 1946 to keep unemployment down was hollow. Short bursts of full-employment appeared to be the outcome of war time fervor; not a real goal of policies. Mr. Boehner’s actions remind us today, that there are those who oppose full employment, or at least do not see it as a real policy goal. He wants Americans to believe he is pre-occupied with debt and government spending; not believable concerns given his deafening silence when George W. Bush’s tax cuts
for the rich and reckless wars drove up government spending and reversed government surpluses into soaring government debt. No, there will be no one else to blame except Mr. Boehner if the fragile economy continues to stall with inadequate job growth and stagnant wages. He is not leading a charge with an infrastructure program to rebuild America’s falling roads or bridges and get Americans back to work. He is not leading a charge to get the money to our local school systems lost because of local revenue declines caused by continued high unemployment and low family incomes, so we can hire back the teachers needed for our children’s classrooms. He is not leading a charge to get the wages for the jobs the economy is creating up to something decent; raising the minimum wage so Americans can help support their families. Those are the programs the American people expect Congress to be working on. The current string of months with positive job growth has now reached 34 months. The longest string of consecutive months with job gains since 1939 is 48 months. The second longest string is 45. So, there is a real chance we are running into the end of this engine of growth, which has been modest in its performance. It may stop before we regain all the jobs lost since the end of 2007. And, that would be very bad news for the economy. As in 1963, there is a real urgency of now. We must act quickly to get the millions of Americans back to work, and the income of those working up so they can ride the waves of the economy. With no time to waste, Mr. Boehner is scoring a zero. The same score his side needs to get in votes in 2014. William Spriggs serves as chief economist to the AFL-CIO and is an economics professor at Howard University.
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Army Veteran Edgar Brookins and Col. La’Tonya Lynn with some of the famed Tuskegee Airmen
Lt. Col. Wendy Rivers, Col. Anita Dixon, Chap. (Lt. Col.) Myrtle Bowen, Col. La’Tonya Lynn and Lt. Col. Priscilla Smalls
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Dr. Bernard Watson, coexecutive producer of the documentary and Marine Corps Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Clifford Stanley, MD
WUSA9 News Noonday Anchor, JC Hayward interviewing Tuskegee Airmen
Marines in attendance
One Solution Founder Cathy Hughes and Walmart hosted a special reception and film screening of the documentary Veterans of Color on Aug 21, at the AFI Theater in Silver James Winbush and Mel Forbes, National Col. Fern Sumpter, Spring, Md. Over 300 veterans including members of the Chairman, Army Commander, Advisory Board and famed Tuskegee Airmen, active duty service members Joint Base Myerhis daughter with and national and local dignitaries came to witness the Henderson Hall Darnell Lee screening of the documentary chronicling the oftenuntold patriotic stories of Blacks in the military during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. Guests included Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.); Dr. Bernard Watson, the film’s coSharonda Britton of Wal-Mart, Dr. AKAs: Dr. Allena Willis, Col. Tia executive producer; Bernard Watson and Alfred Liggins Johnson and Stacey Mangham Sharonda Britton III, CEO/President, Radio One of Walmart; Tanya Bradshers of the White House; Sylvia Cyrus of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and Dr. Bernard Watson, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Cathy Hughes, Sylvia Cyrus and Tanya Marine Corps retired Maj. Bradshers Gen. Clifford Stanley, MD.
Robert and Jackie Griffin, Joe and Gwen Howze, Renee Allen and Walter Kirkland with Lt. Col. (Ret.) Tyree Webster in the back row
Tanya Henman, Chap(Lt. Col.), Myrtle Bowen, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, Col. La’Tonya Lynn and Lt. Col. Priscilla Smalls
A standing room only retirement ceremony July 26 heard high praise for Col. M. Tia Johnson, the first AfricanAmerican female to attain the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Much of the praise of Johnson came from Robert S. Taylor, Defense Department acting general counsel and former general counsel Jeh C. Johnson. “Tia was the lawyer advising the top lawyer in the Department of Defense,” Johnson said, praising her intellect and moral courage. The retiree thanked “those who came before, on whose shoulders l stand,” and concluded her remarks by presenting to her mother the Congressional Gold Medal awarded posthumously to her father, Russell W. Johnson, recognizing his service as an “original Montford Point Marine.”
Col. Johnson’s family members, who came to celebrate her retirement
Cathy Hughes (center) with friends and guests
Col. Johnson presents her mother, Mrs. Edith W. Johnson, the Certificate of Recognition from the U.S. Congress awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to her father, Russell W. Johnson (posthumously) identifying him as an Original Montford Point Marine.
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Col. Tia Johnson provides remarks
Jeh C. Johnson, former General Counsel, Department of Defense, provided comments summarizing Col. Johnson’s illustrious career
Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman, the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army, and Vice Adm. Nanette DeRenzi, the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, congratulate Mrs. Edith Johnson after the presentation. Lt. Col C. Wayne Brittian (Chaplain) gave the Invocation
Edgar Brookins, Brig. Gen. (Ret) Belinda Pinckney and her husband, Lt. Col. (Ret) Quinn Pinckney
Joanne Adetayo (center) congratulates Col. Johnson and her husband, Alvin K. Phillips
Robert S. Taylor, acting general counsel, Department of Defense, hosted the ceremony Photos by Rob Roberts
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Marriott Promises 600 D.C. Hospitality Jobs By Malcolm Lewis Barnes Special to the AFRO Mark your calendars for May 1, 2014 because both the D.C. Mayor and general manager of the new Marriott Marquis hotel say the hotel will open on time. They are so confident, that beginning Sept. 6, the pipeline for grooming the new hotels’ 600 hospitality workers will fly wide open and a half dozen local non-profit partners will help the Hospitality Jobs Training Program to fill those positions exclusively with District residents. Marriott Marquis Against the backdrop of a giant crane and an active construction site at 9th and L Streets, Mayor Vincent Gray led a chorus of cheerleaders from the political community to tout the success of his administration’s effort to turn the District’s economy around. “Our city is in great shape and we are in better fiscal condition than ever before. This is about securing the future by reshaping and redefining the economy. We are losing federal jobs in droves and if we turn to hospitality, technology and education we will make Washington the greatest city in the world,” said the Mayor as he went on to short-list a number of recent awards the District has received as the #1 strongest economy, the #1 technology ‘Hot Spot’ by Forbes magazine and the #1 retail market on the east coast. “This has been a city that suffers from low self-esteem and I’m sick and tired of dealing with people who dog the District out. This is the greatest city in the world,” said a
Catherine Meloy, Goodwill; Dan Nadeau, Gregory O’Dell Evants, Councilman Vincent Orange, Councilman Marion Barry, Mayor Vincent Gray, Councilman Jake Evans, Lisa Malloy, John Boardman and Michelle Hagans.
defiant Mayor before turning the stage over to a parade of local government officials who were glad to take credit for the booming hospitality and tourism economy including Ward 2 Councilman Jake Evans and Councilman Marion Barry and for building the original convention center that anchors the site for the new Marriott hotel. “As long as the lion tells the story he will be king of the jungle” said former mayor Barry as he reminded the crowd of the 18,000 women on welfare and challenged the workforce partners to make sure that some of them got hired as chamber maids along with ‘returning citizens’ or ex-offenders to take advantage of the $35,000 a year jobs. But the real heavy lifting to fill those 600 jobs falls squarely on the shoulders of Goodwill CEO Catherine Meloy and the network of non-profit job training organizations, including United Way of Greater Washington, who chipped in an additional $350,000 to complement the $2 million raised by the Hospitality Jobs Training program to provide transportation stipends, case management services and digital literacy training to ensure the success of the participants. “The common goal of the program is to create sustainable careers and to create a positive change and brighter future for DC residents,” said Meloy as she described the network of support agencies as the spokes in the wheel of a bicycle which she was clearly riding downhill to the finish line. One of the local partners from the Shaw community who has played a consistent role in negotiating community benefits was Ibrahim Mumin, who better described the opportunity as a ladder. “The applicant has to
Marriott GM Dan Nadeau, Goodwill CEO Catherine Meloy and Ibrahim Mumin, Shaw Community Job Training Partner.
get past the first rung and then they will see it as a climb up a career ladder to the top,” said Mumin. The best example of that hospitality career ladder is Dan Nadeau, the general manager of the Marriott Marquis, who started with Marriott as an hourly associate bussing tables in the Boston area and is now the GM of the hotel chain’s signature facility. “Marriott has a long family history of roots in Washington starting their company as a root beer stand in 1947. There is a deep seated spirit of service that runs throughout this company. When this hotel opens it will be the largest hotel in the city, with the largest open atrium and will feature the largest piece of artwork in the world and it will open on time,” said Nadeau. The hotel will house a 27,000 pound sculpture called the Birth of the American Flag, a Museum-quality 56 foot tall art piece that will be erected as part of the ‘designrich’ atrium lobby reaching to the fifth floor of the 15 floor building. District residents interested in applying for one of the 600 entry level and management positions can enroll beginning Sept. 6 at one of over a half-dozen locations that the Hospitality Jobs Training program will offer by calling 202-719-1281 or they can apply online by visiting www.hospiality.dcgoodwill.org.
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White House Hosts Whitney Young Documentary Screening By Talib Babb Special to the AFRO The screening of civil rights activist Whitney Young’s documentary “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights” took place at the White House Aug. 27. First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the small audience which consisted of a few of Young’s family members along with students from eight middle schools and high schools from Loudon County, Va. and Washington D.C. The eight schools included Potomac Falls High School, Park View High
School, Dominion High School, Friendship Carter Charter High School, Kipp DC College Prep, Two Rivers Charter Middle School and Washington Latin Charter Middle School. The students were invited to watch the documentary about Whitney Young which was directed by his niece, Emmy Award winning director Bonnie Boswell, and participated in a panel discussion. A few panel members were Boswell, president and CEO of the National Urban League Marc Morial, and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) member Khyla Craine.
Boswell came up with the idea for the film more than a decade ago. She raised more than half a million dollars to fund the project. “Many people I approached never heard of Whitney Young, but I knew it was an important story,” said Boswell. “My uncle was a bridge-builder during the civil rights movement.” Young was the executive director of the National Urban League and president of the National Association of Social Workers back in the 1960s. While with the National Urban League, he fought for major corporations to hire more blacks. The organization
Cuba Gooding Jr.
The The Butler Interview With Kam Williams
Cuba Gooding Jr. was born in the Bronx on Jan. 2, 1968, but raised in Los Angeles from the age of 4. Best known for his Oscar-winning portrayal of the charmingly-arrogant Rod “Show Me the Money!” Tidwell in Cameron Crowe’s Jerry Maguire, he first found fame in 1991 when he received critical acclaim for his performance in John Singleton’s coming-of-age classic Boyz n the Hood. Cuba followed-up that success with roles in As Good as It Gets, What Dreams May Come, and the Oscar-nominated A Few Good Men. Here, he talks about his work
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opposite Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. KW: What interested you in The Butler? CG: He sent me this screenplay about five years ago, suggesting that I might be the butler. KW: Were you upset when you didn’t land the title role? CG: No, one thing led to another in casting choices, and now I couldn’t imagine this movie without Forest Whitaker playing the lead and Oprah playing his wife. I think they’re both deserving of Oscar nominations.
recently met a 27 year-old white male who admitted that he didn’t know about the sit-ins until seeing this movie’s scene with the kids being refused service in a segregated diner.
KW: You did a great job, too. CG: Thanks. It just feels so good to be involved again with a movie that’s socially relevant. I
KW: How much research did you have to do to prepare for the role? CG: Well, I’d been researching
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grew from 60 to 98 chapters across the country. Young was also an advisor to presidents Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. He was essential in making socioeconomic opportunities equal for whites and blacks. Young died in 1971 at the age of 49 due to a heart attack he suffered after swimming in Lagos, Nigeria. The screening of this documentary comes as the country commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. “What this documentary shows us is that there are so many unsung heroes in our history whose impact
we still feel today,” said Obama. “We are here because of that struggle, I’m here because of that struggle.” The first lady graduated from Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago, Ill. in 1981. Obama also shared with the students words of wisdom for them to hold on to. “Whatever you do I want you all to keep pushing to be the very best at whatever you choose,” she said. “One of his [Young] quotes that I love he said, ‘It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.’”
and gathering information on the subject for several years for both this script and for a Martin Luther King story about Selma. So, it’s a time period I’d already become pretty well-versed in.
a feeling of sadness, but rather a realization of this higher calling in life, and how we’re all a part of this chain.
KW: How emotionally affected were you seeing the film for the first time? CG: I was a wreck. I sat and hugged Pam [producer Pam Williams] like someone had died in the family. And, to be honest with you, Kam, it wasn’t so much the history lesson, but simply that my eldest son who’s 18 was going off to college, and I couldn’t get back to L.A. to see him off when he left because I was stuck in New York. The father-son relationship just hit me, man, especially the scene where Cecil Gaines says goodbye to his son departing for college. What I experienced wasn’t
KW: How did you enjoy being on Broadway? What play were you doing, A Trip to Bountiful? CG: Yes, sir, since February. I loved it. I actually started in theater, that’s where an agent found me in ’86, I was doing a Shakespeare festival. On the stage, if you don’t understand every word of what you’re saying, it is apparent in your countenance. So, I was always about living the character. KW: If you could have a superpower, which one would you choose? CG: I would fly. I’ve been dreaming about flying since I was five years old.
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50 Maryland Congregations Welcome Workers to Speak During Labor Day Services By Meghan Cohorst Special to the AFRO Fifty local faith congregations celebrated Labor Day by inviting area workers to speak during weekly worship services about their working conditions and organizing efforts. The event, Labor in the Pulpits, was organized by Interfaith Worker Justice of Maryland as part of the annual Labor in the Pulpits/ on the Bimah/in the Minbar program hosted by national worker rights organization, Interfaith Worker Justice, and its network of over 70 affiliates. UNITE HERE Local 7 “My congregation—as Damonte Pitts, DuClaw Brewing Co., and Rev. Herbert Watson Jr. of St. Mark’s UMC are all congregations—is made up of workers,” said the Rev. and believe about the dignity of every human person.” Ty Hullinger of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Many of those who spoke this weekend are employees at Baltimore. “They want and deserve to hear about how their BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and have, since January, been faith connects with worker justice issues and what we teach organizing for a workers’ Bill of Rights that would guarantee
full-time work, fair wages and benefits, job security and the right to form a union in a neutral environment. They are heartened by the growing community awareness and support for their efforts. “It is such an honor to have the opportunity to speak with all of these congregations,” said Matt Mullins, a Baltimore City resident and former employee at Silver Diner in the airport. “We’re working hard to win our Bill of Rights at BWI because even though my coworkers and I work hard every day, most of the time we don’t earn enough to support ourselves and our families. Being here is just another reminder to stay strong, because we have the support of our communities behind us.” Worker organizing at BWI is part of the Maryland Campaign for Fair Development, which works to ensure that companies that enjoy public economic aid provide decent living wage jobs for Maryland residents. Organizations leading the campaign include UNITE HERE Local 7, United Workers and numerous area faith congregations. “Our faith traditions call on us to work for justice for all people, especially those being exploited,” said Deacon Ed Munro of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis, “Workers have a right to be treated justly.” Cohorst is the spokeswoman for UNITE HERE Local 7 in Baltimore.
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B. F. Saul Real Estate Company Employee Laura Atlanta Genus on June 11, Onley Genus was 1939. Although this born, Sept. 8, 1905 union ended in divorce in Barnesville (Big and no offspring Woods), Md. to the were produced, the late Martha Olivia power and love of “Ollie” Butler and Laura’s personality Theodore Onley. “adopted” a daughter She was the eighth and a grandson. She of nine children and worked as a manager was named after of the executive dining her mother’s sister, room for B.F. Saul Laura Atlanta ButlerReal Estate Company Moore. There were in Washington. She five sisters, Martha, grew up with the B.F. Mary, Altia, Effie Jane Saul family and had and Sodocian and fond memories of three brothers, Milton, their many years of George and Theodore association. During her “Skeebie.” time with the company At the age of she performed with seven, the family moved outstanding credentials, LAURA A. O. GENUS from Barnesville to and retired after 39 Kensington, Md. and lived on the Saul Farm. years and 9 months of service. Laura first attended Lee’s Memorial School Laura Genus entered her eternal rest in in Kensington and later attended Garrison the morning hours of Aug. 12, 2013. She and Bruce elementary school in the District leaves to cherish their memories, four nieces: and then graduated from Dunbar High Linda E. Furbey of Washington, D.C., Joanne School. S. Woodson of Clarksburg, Md., Dolores Laura joined St. Luke’s Episcopal Brewer of Philadelphia, Pa., and Joyce S. Church when she was 13 years old (1918). Rivers of Silver Spring, Md.; three nephews, She was involved with the Women of the F. Wilson Wims of Clarksburg, Md., Church, Rector’s Aide, and Altar Guild. As Ernest Johnson of Neptune, N.J. and James a member of the Altar Guild for 25 years, Snowden, Rockville, Md.; a loving and loyal she served as the director for 20 years. She great nephew, Anthony Furbey; one adopted was also a member of the Daughters of daughter, Janice Wormack; one grandson, the King, Tuesday Fellowship Group, and John Harmon; four cousins, Levi Collins; the Washington Chapter, Union of Black Gail Lopes; Peggy Ann Boone and Arthur Episcopalians. Gray and a host of relatives and friends. Laura A. Only married Irving Duvall
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Lorraine Murray Lorraine Murray departed this earthly home for her heavenly home on Aug. 26, 2013. She was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Lucy Murray, and her son Donnie. She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Keisha and Pamela Kelly and Juwhan Brown; her granddaughters, Breyana, Jazzmyn, and Jamanni; Grandson Jerod and great grandson, Rasean. Also left to cherish her memories are one sister, Sheila Crews and a brother, Anthony Adams. Special people in her life were Jennie Bullock, and John Tyson and a host of other relatives and friends.
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AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff
Does Tracy McGrady Belong in the Hall of Fame? By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk
The news of former NBA star guard Tracy McGrady’s retirement from the NBA didn’t move crowds like when Michael Jordan settled on his decision or when Shaquille O’Neal bowed out from the Association. McGrady had been pretty insignificant over the last few years after monstrous careers in Orlando and Houston following his introduction into the NBA as a high school draftee by the Toronto Raptors alongside his more famous cousin Vince Carter. So it was easy to forget about the slender wingman after all the talk the last few years about Miami’s Big Three, Dwight Howard and Oklahoma City’s rise (and fall). But few remember what McGrady actually did as a member of the Magic, when his performances carried him step-for-step in the conversation about whether he or Kobe Bryant was the best player in the NBA at the time. With career averages of 4.4 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 19.6 points per game, McGrady was the Scottie Pippen of his day but does he deserve a Hall of Fame call? Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sports Desk debate the question. Riley: McGrady definitely deserves a shot at the Hall. His career averages are already on par with Scottie Pippen, who’s a surefire lock thanks to six titles, but for a stretch of nearly seven years, McGrady was a coldblooded scorer who lit up several arenas many a nights. Starting with his
Green: No way, Riley. For all the points McGrady scored, he never did anything in the postseason. And that’s where legends are made, right? You’re talking about a guy who could never, ever get out the first round and you want to reward him with a spot in the Hall of Fame? We used to compare Kobe Bryant to McGrady but Bryant was always more determined than him. Some may question who had the better skill set and McGrady was very talented, but that selfish gene that Bryant has led him to obviously a lot more success than “T-Mac.” Keep this in mind, He never was an active member of a team that won a playoff series until this year with San Antonio Spurs.
first year with the Magic in 2000 as a 21-year-old, McGrady averaged 26.8, 25.6 32.1 and 28 points over the next four seasons before he was traded to Houston in 2004. That’s a 28-point average that he left Orlando with while schooling defenders along the way. His numbers dipped off as a Rocket but he still averaged close to 25 points in his first few years with Houston before injuries took its toll. He’s Hall material.
Riley: I understand his failings in the postseason but those years in Orlando were wasted by poor management and the fact that Grant Hill could never get healthy. I hate blaming guys for not winning especially when parts of their surrounding roster wouldn’t even make it on most other teams. But poor roster aside, McGrady was a dominant talent and should be remembered as such. Green: Such a dominant talent that he couldn’t crack the first round? I’m not buying it Riley. McGrady was a fantastic scorer and excellent basketball player but we have to stop rushing everyone into the Hall of Fame just because they were good. Every player in the NBA is good. Was McGrady an elite player? Yes, of course. But did he win rings, MVPs and compete at a high level? No. Let’s keep all of that in mind before we cast a ballot.
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Lisa T. Curtis Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: August 30th, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter TYPESET: Fri Aug 30 The Afro Newspaper 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/13 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM861 Milton S. Baddy AKA Milton Sylvester Baddy Decedent Lynn H. Johnson, Esq. Johnson & Pavuk 1413 K ST. NW, Suite 1500 Washington, DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Robert Baddy, whose address is 3650 Emerald St., Unit D-1 Torrance, CA 90503, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Milton S. Baddy AKA Milton Sylvester Baddy, who died on November 17th, 2004 with a will, and will serve with, Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before March 6, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before March 6, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 6, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Robert Baddy Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/6, 9/13, 9/20/13
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM835 Brenda C. Bost AKA Brenda Bost AKA Brenda Cecillia Bost Decedent Jamison B. Taylor 1218 11th St. NW Washington, DC 20001 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Bruce Booth, whose address is 832 Eastern Ave. NE,Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Brenda C. Bost, AKA Brenda Bost, AKA Brenda Cecillia Bost, who died on December 7, 2009 with 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 February 28th, 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 28th, 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: Auguet 30th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American 14:38:21 EDT 2013 Washington Law Reporter Bruce Booth Personal Representative
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TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Aug 27 13:27:16 EDT 2013 8/30, 9/6m 9/13/13 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM818 Margaret A. Haywood Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Robyn Haywood AKA Robyn Cunningham, whose address is 5356 Gay St. NE, Washington, DC 20019,was appointed personal representative of the estate of Margaret A. Haywood, who died on July 3rd, 2013 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before February 28th, 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 28th, 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 30th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Robyn Haywood AKA Robyn Cunningham Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/30, 9/6, 9/13/13
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM834 Kulah L. Hayes Decedent Jamison B. Taylor 1218 11th St. NW Washington, DC 20001 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Leroy L. Hayes, whose address is 2201 Monroe St. NE, Washington, DC, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Kulah Hayes, who died on April 25th, 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 February 28, 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 28, 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 30th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Leroy L. Hayes Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/30, 9/6, 9/13/13
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM868 Dorothy Lou Suggs Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Christopher Thomas Suggs, Jr., whose address is 5666 Rock Quarry Terrace, District Heights, MD 20747 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Dorothy Lou Suggs, who died on November 11th, 2012 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before March 6, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before March 6, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 6, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Christopher Thomas Suggs, Sr. Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/6, 9/13, 9/20/13
Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 51362013 IN RE: Salihah Y. Rowser Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME Salihah Y. Roswer having filed an application for judgment changing the name from Salihah Y. Rowser to Salihah Y. Muhammad 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 21st day of August 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this order be published once a week for (3) consecutive weeks, to be completed within 30 days of filing of the application in Afro American Newspaper. a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that publication must begin no later that 2 weeks after the filing of the application; and it is futher ORDERED, that the final hearing on this application to change name will be held in Judge-InChambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20001, on the 9th day of October, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. 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) business days in advance of the hearing with JudgeIn-Chambers and mail a copy to the applicant or applicants’s counsel. SO ORDERED JUDGE 8/30, 9/6, 9/13/13
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM867 Mary A. Gibbs Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Wylicia Gibbs, whose address is 27 Bryant Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20002, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Mary A. Gibbs, who died on April 18th, 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 March 6, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before March 6, 2014 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 6, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Wylicia Gibbs Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/6, 9/13, 9/20/13
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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 12-0005363 IN RE: Lloyd Stokes Merritt Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME
Lioyd Stokes Merritt having filed an applicantion for judgement changing the name from Lloyd Stokes Merritt to Nina Julia Lloyd 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 5th day of August 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in Afro-American Newspaper, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than two weeks after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 20th day of September, 2013 at 3:30 pm. If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further SO ORDERED, that the applicant must send the application for change of name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filing the affidavit/declaration SO ORDERED JUDGE 8/23, 8/30, 9/6
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM817 Victoria P. Laney Decedent Donata Edwards 1629 K St. NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Eugene C. Laney, Jr., whose address is 4811 Old Branch Avenue Temple Hills, MD 20748, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Victoria P. Laney, who died on July 3, 2013 with a Will, and will serve without withoutCourt 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 February 23rd, 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 23rd, 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 23rd, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter 12:45:34 EDT 2013 Eugene C. Laney, Jr. Personal Representative
Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0005355 IN RE: Jason Scott Wilson Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME Jason Scott Wilson hav-
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believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 6, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Daily Washington Law Reporter Emmette Brown Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/6, 9/13, 9/20/13
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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM644 Estate of Audrey S. Douglas Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD PROBATE Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Kevin W. Douglas for standard probate, including the appointment of one or more personal representative. Unless a responsive pleading in the form or an complaint or an objection in accordance with Superior Court Probate Division Rule 407 is filed in this Court within 30 days from the date of first publication of this notice, the Court may take the action hereinafter set forth. Admit to probate the will dated September 29th, 1978 exhibited with the petition upon proof satisfactory to the court of due execution by affidavit of the witnesses or otherwise. Date of First Publication August 30, 2013 Names of Newspapers: Washington Law Reporter Washington Afro Newspapers Bradley A. Thomas 4201 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 400 Washington,Tue DC 20008 TYPESET: Aug 20 8/30 & 09/06/13
Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of the District of the District of the District of the District of Columbia District of Columbia Columbia District of Columbia Civil Division PROBATE DIVISION Civil Division PROBATE DIVISION Case No.13-00005548 Washington, D.C. W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Case No. 13-0005430 IN RE: 20001-2131 In re: 20001-2131 Alaina Janine Talbot Administration No. Randolph Shipman Administration No. Applicant 2013ADM858 Applicant 2013ADM843 ORDER OF Grace Brent ORDER OF Emma Montgomery PUBLICATION AKA PUBLICATION DeVore CHANGE OF NAME Grace N. Brent CHANGE OF NAME Decedent Alaina Janine Talbot havRandolph Shipman having Decedent NOTICE OF filed an application for judging filed an application for ing filed a application for Horace L. Bradshaw APPOINTMENT, ment changing the name judgment changing the name judgment changing the 1644-6th St. NW NOTICE TO from Randolph Shipman from Jason Scott Wilson to name from Alaina Janine Washington, DC 20001 CREDITORS name to lya Brandi Shipman Jason Scott McGhee and Talbot name to Clayton Attorney AND NOTICE TO and having applied to the having applied to the court for Alaina Talbot and having NOTICE OF UNKNOWN HEIRS court for an Order of Publicaan Order of Publication of the applied to the court for an Lloyd J. DeVore, Dennis tion of the notice required by APPOINTMENT, notice required by law in such law in such cases; it is by the Order of Publication of D. DeVore., Tanya M. cases; it is by the Court this NOTICE TO 5th day of August 2013, the notice required by D e Vo r e , w h o s e a d - Court this 8th day of August CREDITORS 2013, hereby hereby law in such cases; it is by AND NOTICE TO dresses are 5411 Sec- ORDERED, that a copy of ORDERED, that a copy of the Court this 14th day of ond Street NW, washing- this Order be published once UNKNOWN HEIRS this Order be published once James L. Brent,Jr. whose August 2013, hereby ton, DC 20011, 5117 a week for three (3) consecua week for three (3) consecuaddress is 718 Jefferson, ORDERED, that a copy Armetus Road; Sims, NC tive weeks, in The Afrotive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspaper, a St., NE, Washington, of this order be published 27880 were appointed American Newspapers, a newspaper of general cironce a week for three (3) personal representatives newspaper of general cirD.C. 20011 was apof the District of culation of the District of pointed personal repre- Consecutive weeks, in of the estate of Emma culation Columbia; and it is further Columbia; and it is further sentative of the estate of Afro American, a news- Montgomery DeVore, ORDERED, that the publicaORDERED, that the publicaGrace Brent AKA Grace paper of general circula- who died on April 15th, tion must began no later than tion must began no later than N. Brent, who died on tion of the District of 1999 without a will, and 12 days after the filing of the two weeks after the filing of January 31st, 2012 with- Columbia; and it is fur- will serve with Court su- application; and is further the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL out a will, and will serve ther pervision. All unknown ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application without Court supervi- ORDERED, that the pub- heirs and heirs whose HEARING on this application to change name will be held to change name will be held sion. All unknown heirs lication must begin no whereabouts are un- i n J u d g e - i n - C h a m b e r s , in Judge-in-Chambers, later than 12 days after a n d h e i r s w h o s e known shall enter their Room 4220 in the District of Room 4220 in the District of whereabouts are un- f i l i n g o f t h e a p appearance in this Columbia at 500 Indiana Columbia at 500 Indiana known shall enter their plication;and it is further proceeding. Objections Avenue NW Washington DC Avenue NW Washington DC ORDERED, that the FI20001, on the 23rd day of appearance in this to such appointment 20001, on the 26th day of September, 2013 at 3:30 pm. proceeding. Objections NAL HEARING on this shall be filed with the September, 2013 at 2:30 pm. any person desires to opIf any person desires to opto such appointment (or application to change Register of Wills, D.C., If pose this application, that pose this application, that name of an adult will be to the probate of de515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd person or his or her attorney person or his or her attorney cedent´s will) shall be held in Judge-InFloor Washington, D.C. must be present at the hearmust be present at the hearfiled with the Register of Chambers, Room 4220 20001, on or before ing or file written detailed ing or file written detailed in the District of Colum- March 6, 2014. Claims objections five (5) days in adobjections five (5) days in adWills, D.C., 515 5th vance of the hearing with Street, N.W., 3rd Floor bia at 500 Indiana Ave- against the decedent vance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail Judge-in-Chambers and mail nue N.W., WashingWa s h i n g t o n , D . C . shall be presented to the a copy of the applicant or apa copy of the applicant or apton,DC 20001 On The undersigned with a copy plicant’s counsel; and it is fur20001, on or before plicant’s counsel; and it is furMarch 6, 2014. Claims 2nd day of October, 2013 to the Register of Wills or ther ther against the decedent at 3:30 p.m. If any person filed with the Register of SO ORDERED ORDERED that notice be JUDGE shall be presented to the desires to oppose this Wills with a copy to the TYPESET: s e n t t o t h e a p p l i c a n t ’s Fri Aug 30 14:46:02 EDT 2013 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/13 creditors personally or by undersigned with a copy application, that the per- undersigned, on or beregistered or certified mail to the Register of Wills or son or his or her attorney fore March 6, 2014, or be and that proof of service be filed with the Register of must be present at the forever barred. Persons Superior Court of made by filing the affidavit/ Wills with a copy to the present hearing or file believed to be heirs or the District of declaration of service in written detailed objecundersigned, on or belegatees of the decedent name change cases. District of Columbia fore March 6, 2014 or be tions five(5) business who do not receive a SO ORDERED PROBATE DIVISION JUDGE forever barred. Persons days in advance of the copy of this notice by mail W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . TYPESET: Tue Aug 20 12:51:02 EDT 2013 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/13 believed to be heirs or hearing with Judge-in- within 25 days of its first 20001-2131 legatees of the decedent Chambers and mail a publication shall so inAdministration No. who do not receive a copy to the applicant or form the Register of Superior Court of 2013 adm875 copy of this notice by mail applicant’s counsel; and Wills, including name, Frances B. Owens the District of within 25 days of its first it if further address and relation- Decedent Columbia publication shall so in- ORDERED,that Michael A. Love ship. Civil Division NOTICE OF the applicant must send Date of Publication: form the Register of Personal Case No. 13-0005354 APPOINTMENT, Wills, including name, t h e a p p l i c a t i o n f o r Representative September 6, 2013 IN RE: NOTICE TO address and relation- change name of an adult Name of newspaper: TRUE TEST COPY Laura Allen O’Shea CREDITORS and notice of final hearship. REGISTER OF WILLS Afro-American Applicant AND NOTICE TO ing to the applicant’s Washington Date of Publication: Date of first publication: ORDER OF UNKNOWN HEIRS creditors personally or by September 6, 2013 August 23, 2013 Law Reporter PUBLICATION Melvin Owens, whose 13:30:48 EDT 2013 registered or certified Name of newspaper: Name of newspapers Lloyd J. DeVore address is 631 Ingraham CHANGE OF NAME mail and show proof of Afro-American and/or periodical: Dennis D. DeVore St., NW Washington, DC Laura Allen O’Shea having service by filing the filed an application for judgDaily Washington The Daily Tanya M. DeVore 20011, was appointed ment changing the name addidavit/declaration of Law Reporter Washington Personal personal representative from Laura Allen O’Shea to James L. Brent,Jr. service Law Reporter Representatives of the estate of Frances Laura Allen McGhee and SO ORDERED Personal Afro-American TRUE TEST COPY B. Owens, who died on having applied to the court for TYPESET: 20 Representative JUDGE 8/23, Tue 8/30,Aug 9/6/13 REGISTER OF WILLS an Order of Publication of the December 15th, 2012 TYPESET: Fri Aug 30 14:43:22 TRUE TEST COPY 9/6/, 9/13, 9/20/13 notice required by law in such without EDT a will,2013 and will A TRUE COPY TEST: cases; it is by the Court this TYPESET: REGISTER OF WILLS serve without Court suFri Aug 30 14:39:23 EDT 2013 TYPESET: Fri Aug 30 14:40:25 EDT 2013 5th day of August 2013, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/13 9/6, 9/13, 9/20/13 Superior Court of pervision. All unknown hereby Superior Court of the District of heirs and heirs whose ORDERED, that a copy of TRUE TEST COPY the District of District of Columbia whereabouts are unthis Order be published once Superior Court of Superior Court of REGISTER OF WILLS District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION a week for three (3) consecuknown shall enter their TYPESET: Tue Aug 20 12:48:36 EDT 2013 the District of the District of 8/23, 8/30, 9/7/13 tive weeks, to be completed PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. appearance in this District of Columbia District of Columbia within 30 days of filing of the W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . proceeding. Objections 20001-2131 PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION application in The Afro20001-2131 Administration No. to such appointment Superior Court of American , a newspaper of W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Administration No. 2011ADM127 shall be filed with the 20001-2131 20001-2131 the District of general circulation of the Dis2013ADM176 Dolly B. Johnson Register of Wills, D.C., trict of Columbia; and it is furAdministration No. Administration No. District of Columbia Patricia N. Hederman 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Decedent ther 2013ADM881 2013ADM879 PROBATE DIVISION Decedent ORDERED, that the publicaFloor Washington, D.C. Julius P. Terrell Robert W. Moesker Omar Segundo Matos Washington, D.C. NOTICE OF tion must began no later than 20001, on or before 1455 Pennsylvania Decedent 20001-2131 two weeks after the filing of Decedent APPOINTMENT, March 6, 2014. Claims Ave., NW Suite 400 Philip N. Margolius Kerri M. Castellini, Esq. Administration No. the application; and is further NOTICE TO against the decedent Washington, D.C. 2013ADM807 ORDERED, that the FINAL c/o The Margolius Law Feeney & Kuwamura, CREDITORS shall be presented to the 20004 HEARING on this application Firm, LLP P.A. Ralph Morris Grier AND NOTICE TO undersigned with a copy to change name will be held Attorney 4201 Connecticut Ave. Suite 350 Decedent UNKNOWN HEIRS i n J u d g e - i n - C h a m b e r s , NW, Suite 600 NOTICE OF S i l v e r S p r i n g , M D Edward W. Wilson and to the Register of Wills or Frazer Walton Room 4220 in the District of filed with the Register of APPOINTMENT, 20910 1913 D. Street N.E. Columbia at 500 Indiana Washington, DC 20008 James M. Wilson, Jr., Wills with a copy to the Attorney NOTICE TO Washington DC 20002 Avenue NW Washington DC Attorney whose address is 111 undersigned, on or beNOTICE NOTICE OF Attorney CREDITORS 20001, on the 23rd day of Overdale Rd. Pittsburgh, fore March 6, 2014, or be September, 2013 at 3:45 pm. OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE OF AND NOTICE TO PA 15221 was appointed forever barred. Persons If any person desires to opAPPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO APPOINTMENT, UNKNOWN HEIRS personal representapose this application, that believed to be heirs or NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO Dianne J. Dunlap whose tive(s) of the estate of Pa- legatees of the decedent person or his or her attorney CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS address is 5054 Tenth St. must be present at the heartricia N. Hederman York who do not receive a AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS SE Washington, D.C. AND NOTICE TO UN- ing or file written detailed NY 10280, who died on UNKNOWN HEIRS James P. Caine, whose February 16, 2013 with- copy of this notice by mail KNOWN HEIRS objections five (5) days in ad20017 was appointed within 25 days of its first personal representative Antoinette V. Carroll, vance of the hearing with Arthur D. Purswell, Jr., a d d r e s s i s 1 7 8 1 9 out a will, and will serve publication shall so inand mail whose address is 7 Benchmark Drive Dallas, of the estate of Dolly B. whose address is 1800 Judge-in-Chambers without Court supervi- form the Register of a copy of the applicant or apJohnson, who died on Palmer Road, #222 Fort plicant’s counsel; and it is fur- Postwood Road, Austin, Texas 75252 was ap- sion. All unknown heirs Wills, including name, Texas 78738-1503, was pointed personal repreAugust 30, 2009 without Washington, Maryland ther a n d h e i r s w h o s e address and relationa will and will serve with- 20744 was appointed ORDERED, that notice be appointed personal re- sentative of the estate of whereabouts are un- ship. presentative of the estate Omar Segundo Matos, personal representative s e n t t o t h e a p p l i c a n t ’s out Court supervision. All known shall enter their Date of Publication: of Robert W. Moesker, who died on June 27, personally or by unknown heirs and heirs of the estate of Ralph creditors appearance in this September 6, 2013 registered or certified mail who died on July 10th, 2013 with a will, and will Morris Grier, who died on whose whereabouts are proceeding. Objections Name of newspaper: and that proof of service be 2014 with a will, and will unknown shall enter their December 3, 2007 with- made by filing the affidavit/ serve without Court su- serve without Court su- to such appointment (or Afro-American pervision. All unknown to the probate of deout a will and without sudeclaration of service in appearance in this Washington pervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose pervision. All unknown cedent´s will) shall be Law Reporter proceeding. Objections heirs and heirs whose name change cases. heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unfiled with the Register of to such appointment (or w h e r a b o u t s a r e u n - SO ORDERED Melvin Owens whereabouts are un- known shall enter their JUDGE Wills, D.C., 515 5th to the probate of de- known shall enter their Personal 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/13 known shall enter their a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s TYPESET: Tue Aug 20 12:56:11 EDT 2013 Street, N.W., 3rd Floor cedent´s will) shall be a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Representative a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s proceeding. Objections W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . filed with the Register of proceeding. Objections TRUE TEST COPY proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or 20001, on or before REGISTER OF WILLS Wills, D.C., 515 5th to such appointment (or to the probate of deto such appointment Fri Aug 30 14:47:01 EDT 2013 March 6, 2014. Claims TYPESET: Superior Court of 9/6, 9/13, 9/20/13 Street, N.W., 3rd Floor shall be filed with the to the probate of de- cedent´s will) shall be against the decedent the District of Wa s h i n g t o n ,2013 D.C. cedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Register of Wills, D.C. 12:50:04 EDT shall be presented to the Columbia 20001, on or before Feb- 515 5th Street, N.W., filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Superior Court of undersigned with a copy Civil Division ruary 23rd, 2013 Claims Building A, 3rd Floor, Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor to the Register of Wills or the District of Case No. 113-0005443 against the decedent Washington DC 20001, Street, N.W., 3rd Floor W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . District of Columbia filed with the Register of shall be presented to the on or before February 23, IN RE: Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before Wills with a copy to the PROBATE DIVISION undersigned with a copy 2014. Claims against the Daniel James Spriggs 20001, on or before March 6, 2014. Claims undersigned, on or be- W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Applicant to the Register of Wills or decedent shall be preMarch 6, 2014 Claims against the decedent 20001-2131 fore March 6, 2014, or be ORDER OF against the decedent shall be presented to the filed with the Register of sented to the underAdministration No. forever barred. Persons PUBLICATION 2013ADM433 shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy Wills with a copy to the signed with a copy to the believed to be heirs or Hilda Woodford CHANGE OF NAME undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or undersigned, on or be- register of Wills or to the Daniel James Spriggs having legatees of the decedent Register of Wills with a filed an application for judg- to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of who do not receive a Decedent fore February 23rd, NOTICE OF 2014, or be forever copy to the undersigned ment changing the name filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the copy of this notice by mail APPOINTMENT, Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or befrom Male Spriggs to Daniel barred. Persons believed on or before within 25 days of its first NOTICE TO to be heirs or legatees of February 23, 2014, or be James Sprggs and having undersigned, on or be- fore March 6, 2014, or be publication shall so inCREDITORS to the court for an Orfore March 6, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons the decedent who do not forever barred.Persons applied form the Register of AND NOTICE TO der of Publication of the noreceive a copy of this no- believed to be heirs or tice required by law in such forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or Wills, including name, UNKNOWN HEIRS tice by mail within 25 legatees of the decedent cases; it is by the Court this believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent address and relation- Emmette Brown, whose address is 1110 Fidler days of its first publica- who do not receive a 8th day of August 2013, legatees of the decedent who do not receive a ship. who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail Lane, Suite 900, Silver tion shall so inform the copy of this notice by mail hereby Date of Publication: that a copy of copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first Spring, MD 20901 was Register of Wills, includ- within 25 days of its pub- ORDERED, September 6, 2013 this Order be published once within 25 days of its first publication shall so inlication shall so inform appointed personal reing name, address and Name of newspaper: a week for three (3) consecupublication shall so inform the Register of the register of wills, presentative of the estate relationship. Afro-American tive weeks, in Afro-American of Hilda Woodford, who Wills, including name, Washington including name, address , a newspaper of general cir- form the Register of Date of Publication: died on April 18th, 2010 Wills, including name, address and relationand relatonship. culation of the District of Law Reporter August 23rd, 2013 without a will, and will address and relationship. Date of first publication; Columbia; and it is further Edward W. Wilson serve without Court suName of newspaper: ship. ORDERED, that the publicaDate of Publication: August 23rd. 2013 James M. Wilson Afro-American pervision. All unknown September 6, 2013 Name of newspaper and tion must began no later than Date of Publication: Personal heirs and heirs whose Washington Law Retwo weeks after the filing of September 6, 2013 Name of newspaper: /or periodical: Representative(s) whereabouts are unthe application; and is further porter Name of newspaper: Afro-American Afro-American ORDERED, that the FINAL TRUE TEST COPY known shall enter their Dianne J. Dunlap Washington Law Afro-American Washington HEARING on this application appearance in this REGISTER OF WILLS Personal Reporter Washington Law Reporter TYPESET: Fri Aug 30 14:58:40 EDT Objections 2013 to change name will be held proceeding. 9/6, 9/13, 9/20/13 Representative James P. Caine Antoinette V. Carroll i n J u d g e - i n - C h a m b e r s , Law Reporter to such appointment Arthur D. Purswell, Jr. Personal Personal Room 4220 in the District of shall be filed with the TRUE TEST COPY Personal Representative Representative Columbia at 500 Indiana Register of Wills, D.C., Superior Court of Avenue NW Washington DC REGISTER OF WILLS Representative TRUE TEST COPY TRUE TEST COPY 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd the District of 20001, on the 20th day of 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/13 REGISTER OF WILLS REGISTER OF WILLS Floor Washington, D.C. Columbia September 13th, 2013 at 20001, on or before 9/6, 9/13, 9/20/13 8/23, 8/30, 9/613 2:45 pm.If any person de- TRUE TEST COPY Washington, DC 20001 March 6, 2014. Claims REGISTER OF WILLS sires to oppose this applicaFamily Court against the decedent tion, that person or his or her 9/6, 9/13. 9/20/13 Case No. 13FSP602 shall be presented to the attorney must be present at IN RE: the hearing or file written deundersigned with a copy Jazz White tailed objections five (5) days to the Register of Wills or Applicant in advance of the hearing filed with the Register of with Judge-in-Chambers and ORDER OF Wills with a copy to the mail a copy of the applicant or PUBLICATION undersigned, on or beapplicant’s counsel; and it is CHANGE OF NAME fore March 6, 2014, or be further forever barred. Persons Jazz White having filed a SO ORDERED SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2013FEP86 Date of Death August 7th, 2013 Shirley N. Love Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Michael A. Love whose address is 5820 Rumford Drive, New Carrollton, MD 20784 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Shirley N. Love, deceased, by the Orphans Court for Prince George’s County for State of Maryland, on December 7th, 2012, Service of process may be made upon Harold W. Johnson, Sr., 237 Anacostia Ave., Washington, D.C. 20019 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Columbia real property. 3032 Thayer Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20018. THe decedent owned District of Columbia persnal 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 monmths from the date of first publicaton of this notice.
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM836 Deborah P. Turner Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Lawrence A. Turner, whose address is 4218 18th St. N.W. Washington, DC 20011, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Deborah P. Turner, who died on May 29th, 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 February 28th, 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 28th, 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 30th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Lawrence A. Turner Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF TYPESET: TueWILLS Aug 27 08/30, 9/6, 9/13/13
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