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Volume 122 No. 37

APRIL 19, 2014 - APRIL 25, 2014

Voter Suppression:

Ohio’s Incredible Tactics By Zenitha Prince Senior AFRO Correspondent It was a sunny March morning when Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D) and her small band boarded the No. 4 bus, beginning their trek from the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati to a proposed new county Board of Elections in Mount Airy. The trip, she said, was meant to show how a decision to move early voting from downtown to the suburbs would make it extremely difficult for Hamilton County voters that didn’t have a vehicle. “It took two buses – the second bus was late; one and

State. Sen. Nina Turner staged a bus ride to the nearest polling place. Courtesy Facebook

a half hours one way, and that doesn’t even count the time voters will spend waiting to vote; a half-mile walk since the bus didn’t stop outside the site,” then they had to trod up a long driveway with no sidewalks since the building was situated some way off the street, Turner recalled.

“This is patently unfair,” said the lawmaker, who was joined by other Democratic colleagues and community activists. “How many hurdles should you have to jump to vote?” According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey, almost 13 percent of Hamilton County households –mostly in Cincinnati—do not own a vehicle, creating a potential barrier to early voting given the relatively difficult access to the new site. It is but one of several new laws and policies that rolls back access to the ballot box in Ohio, voting advocates say. “Unfortunately, in the state of Ohio, our GOP-led Legislature and governor’s Continued on A3

Voter registration deadline June 3 How They Stand INSIDE A3

By Megan Brockett Capital News Service

This is the first in a series of seven articles that examines Maryland gubernatorial candidates’ positions on major issues.

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ANNAPOLIS - When Gov. Martin O’Malley claimed a minimum wage increase as his top priority of the 2014 legislative session, his final as governor, he sparked a firestorm of debate between lawmakers in Annapolis and the handful of candidates

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Vet Wages War on VA By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO

For more than two decades, Chauncey Robinson has been waging war on behalf of himself and other veterans. The New Yorkbased prisons’ ministry coordinator said that for too many veterans returning home means facing another battle – just on a more familiar front – as they struggle to obtain the rights due them in exchange for their service to their country.

“Veterans are disenfranchised, disowned, neglected and abused; they’re treated like peasants by their own government,” the 53-year-old Desert Storm veteran said. “We love our country but does our country love us?” The answer seems to be a resounding, “No,” he said. “Veterans are basically not taken care of when they return home.” That is why Robinson has pursued a letter-writing campaign to congressional Continued on A5

Gubernatorial Candidates Split on Minimum Wage

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Chauncey Robinson has been waging war on behalf of all veterans.

fighting to succeed him. O’Malley is now expected to sign into law a measure that would gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by July 2018. The base rate of pay for most workers in Maryland currently stands at $7.25 an hour, on par with the federal rate. The seven major gubernatorial hopefuls were split down party lines on the issue, according to their responses to a Capital News Service candidates’ questionnaire submitted while the session was underway.

The diversity of their answers reflected the nature of the battle fought this session by Maryland legislators and the debate still happening around the nation, including at the federal level. Earlier this year, President Obama called on Congress to raise the minimum wage for all workers to $10.10

“I stand behind our administration’s proposal …”

By Roberto Alejandro Special to the AFRO African-American children in the United States fare worse than any other group on key factors affecting economic success later in life. According to a report released in April by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, this fact highlights the necessity of focusing on the way systems operate to exclude Black children from meaningful participation in the nation’s economy. The report, titled Race for Results, collects data from all 50 states on 12 factors affecting the likelihood someone will be middle class by middle age. It then presents an index score from zero to 1,000 that makes it possible to compare how well positioned to reach the middle class children from different groups are. The higher the score, the more likely children in the relevant group will be middle class by middle age. Asian and Pacific Islander children had the

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African Americans Behind on Key Factors Swaying Entry into Middle Class

best overall score in the nation, with 776. NonHispanic White children had a national score of 704, while African-American children had the lowest national score at 345. The score for African-American children in Maryland was slightly higher, at 474. Among the factors considered in the study were percentage of fourth graders who scored at or above proficient in reading, high school students graduating on time, children who live in twoparent families, and children who live in areas where less than 20 percent of residents live in poverty. All these are factors that have been found by the Social Genome Project of the Brookings Institution to impact the likelihood that children will reach the middle class by middle age, according to Laura Speer, associate director of policy reform and advocacy at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. For Speer, the low index scores for many

“African-American children in the United States fare worse than any other group on key factors affecting economic success later in life.”

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an hour by 2015. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, a Democrat and O’Malley’s pick for governor, had backed the administration’s original measure, which would have raised the Maryland minimum wage to $10.10 an hour two years sooner than the measure ultimately passed by the legislature, and increased the base rate of pay for tipped workers. “I have worked with ... O’Malley,

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for DHCD Headquarters By Courtney Jacobs AFRO Staff Writer

New Carrollton received groundbreaking information during a news conference April 9. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, with County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, state and local officials, and community leaders announced the start of construction on the new Maryland Department of Housing and Community (DCHD) headquarters at the New Carrollton metro station. “These are projects that are community supporting, community building efforts, jobs created and economy growing projects,” Lt. Brown said during the news conference. After a competitive bid process in May 2013, handled by the Maryland Department of General Service (DGS,) the lease for the new headquarters was approved by the Board of Public Works. Berman Enterprises LP is the chief developer and property manager; a multi-generational real estate and investment holding company that owns and manages over 6.5 million square feet of commercial office and retail space in Maryland, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, in addition to hundreds of acres of developable land in Washington D.C. Construction has started and is expected to be complete by Continued on A5

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Chris Banks, Former NFL Player, Found Dead at 41

Former National Football League (NFL) player Warren Christopher Banks died April 9 at his home in Abingdon, Md., according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. Police officers responded to a call at Banks’ home on the 1200 block of Chelmsford Court at around 8:23 a.m. and met paramedics already working to resuscitate the 41-year-old, a sheriff’s spokesman said. The former professional athlete was pronounced dead at the scene and officers found no signs of

his sister, Constance Brue; his brother-in-law, Stan Brue; his nephew, Aaron Casey; his parents-in-law. Glenn and Evelyn Worsham; and his sister-in-law, Celeste Worsham. Banks was a loving father who drove his two girls to school every day before work at BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport, according to his wife. He is remembered by his family as a man who loved his parents, his sister, and the town of Lexington, Mo. “That was his home and he was very proud to be from there,” said Marie Banks.

Gay Bishop’s Nomination to Morehouse Board of Preachers Triggers Online Rage

Chris Banks

“Where are leading Black pastors, honorary inductees, and leading Black churches protesting the induction of an openly homosexual man into the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse University?--BCN1” This question is being posed on the website of Black Christian News Network One. The challenge is for “godly” people to protest the induction of Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III, who told Ebony Magazine he’s been married to Rashad Burgess since 2002 (legally since 2009), and together they parent two children. Allen will not be the first gay minister to be inducted into the revered pantheon of preachers—the now-deceased Rev. Peter J. Gomes, who taught at Harvard University, holds that

foul play. He was a Transportation Security Administration agent at BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport, TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein told the AFRO. Banks, who matriculated at the University of Kansas, was the Denver Broncos’ seventh-round pick in the 1996 NFL draft. Raised in Lexington, Mo., a small town of about 4,000, Banks, who went by “Chris,” overcame a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his first NFL training camp, and after a stint playing in the NFL Europe, became a guard on the 1998 Broncos team that won Super Bowl XXXIII. Banks’s wife, Marie Banks, recalled the determination that propelled him to the NFL in an interview with the AFRO. “What I will always remember about him, at that point in our friendship, was never to give up on myself, even when it looks like I should,” she said. “That’s what I admired most about him as a friend.” It was Banks’ giving spirit that turned her relationship with him into something more, she said. Banks is survived by his wife, Marie; his two daughters, Christen and Lauryn; his parents, Warren and Florence Banks;

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World Community Marks Rwanda Genocide 20 Years Later

Hutu vs. Tutsi. Neighbor vs. neighbor. Politician vs. politician. Military vs. rebels. Almost 1 million people slain in 100 days; bodies lining the streets. Hundreds of thousands of women brutally raped or sexually mutilated, innocents maimed, property destroyed…and the world stood by. Such was the reality of the Rwandan Genocide 20 years ago, when members of the majority Hutu tribe mass slaughtered Tutsi and moderate Hutus in a political power struggle that shocked and shamed the world. The international community recently observed the 20th anniversary of the racial conflagration which erupted April 7, 1994, after the assassination of Rwanda’s Hutu President Juvénal Habyarimana. “The genocide in Rwanda that targeted the Tutsi was one of the darkest chapters in human history,” said UN SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-moon at a commemoration ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda, April 7. “…The blood spilled for 100 days. Twenty years later, the tears still flow. I express my solidarity with all Rwandans as you continue your journey of healing.” Ki-moon also acknowledged the complicity of the UN and countries, such as the United States, Great Britain and Belgium, who looked on and didn’t act quickly enough to avert the tragedy. “We could have done much more. We should have done much more,” he said. “…The shame still clings, a generation after the events.”

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identity of the inductees. It merely sends individual notification of the nomination inquiring whether or not the honor will be accepted and the ceremony attended, according to the Morehouse personnel office. Allen made the announcement March 13 on his Facebook page. The issue was originally raised on the site of Obnoxioustv. news, which BCN1 cited as a source. BCN1 said this move will “diminish the honor of being named to the Board of Preachers to nothing,” and that “many are going to ask to have their names taken off the list.” Durham said the college has received no pushback or public outcry, however. A Morgan State University and Morehouse graduate from Los Angeles, the bishop is the pastor of the 3,500-member Vision Church in Atlanta. Burgess is the former branch chief at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

honor. However, Allen may be the first who is married and living openly as a homosexual. Morehouse College spokeswoman Elise Durham told the AFRO that a minister’s sexuality is not part of the consideration for potential inductees. The institution issues no releases or statements as to the

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Hip-Hop Celebrities Hold ‘Great Debate’ on Black Issues at Town Hall Meeting to release their slaves. “[It] was the only time in our nation’s history where the federal government paid the slave owners $1 million to free the 3,100 people,” Orange told the AFRO.

discrepancies that restrict the community and its youth that need to be addressed, such as the need for the Black community to have a strong sense of self. Hip-hop artists are usually expected to share thoughts on “I want other people to acknowledge and recognize their matters of the heart, relationships gone power and their value,” Blackman told the AFRO. “You bad or strife in the neighborhood. None don’t have to be Halle Berry or Beyoncé to be impactful of these were topics of discussion, April and influential. You don’t have to run a multi-million 13, in the Lincoln Theatre at The Great dollar empire or be a hip hop mogul to be influential to Debate, a town hall gathering, one of the young people. Young people care about people who care first events of the annual Emancipation about them.” Day Celebration in D.C. Panelists discussed the generational disconnect that Hundreds of D.C. residents gathered to faces Black youth, emphasizing the shift in Hip Hop hear panelists’ concepts of how Hip Hop music from teaching substantive messages on life to only artists can address emerging social issues entertaining. in education, employment, gun violence, Love said today’s music no longer mentors young people. drugs, prison reform and anything else “We have to take accountability as artists,” she said. that affects young people specifically and “It hurt my heart to see that these kids today do not the Black community in general. have the amalgamated outlet to express their frustrations The panel, moderated by TV reporter, as we did in Brooklyn with Public Enemy,” Love said. producer, Robyn Murphy, included actress Chuck D said rappers no longer rap about things they and recording artist Toni Blackman, hip believe. hop artist MC Hammer, Public Enemy’s “Spit what you believe to the core,” he said, likening Chuck D, president of Russell Simmon’s the artists who create music to appeal to children as GlobalGrind.com; political correspondent Rappers Chuck D and MC Hammer served on the panel of the first Emancipation “virtual pedophiles.” Michael Skolnik and recording artist Emancipation did not solve all the Black issues in Day event. and founder of the Ladies First Women’s America, according to Frederick Douglass; it only led the Empowerment Organization, Monie Love. “We’ve traveled a very long way from April 16, 1862, to way to the work that had to be done. Emancipation Day pays homage to the 152nd anniversary of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with President Barack Obama,” he “Those slaves learned something that the rest of the country the end of slavery for 3,100 enslaved Blacks who were set free said. would soon learn - that emancipation is only the beginning, by the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, However, even though the African-American race has because just being free is just the start, the beginning of the end signed into law April 16, 1862; the only act to pay slave owners traveled so long and overcome so much, there are still of slavery,” Murphy said. By LaTrina Antoine Special to the AFRO

Ohio

Continued from A1 mansion is using their political clout to roll back the hands of time,” said Turner. “My heart hurts that we are fighting the same battles that our ancestors already fought and died for.” The current wave of restrictive voting laws in Ohio began in 2010 when an omnibus elections law bill, HB 194, was introduced in response to the spectacular breakdown of the state’s voting system, such as the extremely long lines in the 2004 presidential election. Among provisions in the bill were some that would cut the early voting period in half (from 35 days to 16 days) and limit the hours for early voting, cutting out Sunday altogether. “Considering how popular early voting had become in Ohio it was a little bit shocking that the Legislature wanted to reduce early voting,” said Sonia Gill, counsel, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Voting Rights Project. Signatures were collected for a referendum to overturn the legislation, but lawmakers repealed the bill before voters could act. Since 2012, however, the tide has changed, bringing a flurry of legislation that could reduce broad participation in the elections. This year, alone, the Ohio General Assembly has passed and Gov. John Kasich (R) has signed bills that shave days off the early voting period and completely eliminates “Golden Week,” a brief window when voters could register and vote early on the same day; prohibits anyone but Secretary of State Jon Husted from mailing unsolicited absentee ballots to voters and makes it more difficult to count provisional ballots. Husted has also set statewide, uniform early voting hours that contain no evening or Sunday hours, making it more difficult for working Ohioans to vote early and negating “Souls to the Polls,” an initiative of the faith community to mobilize their congregations to the polls on Sundays. Secretary Husted’s platform of “uniformity” only “sounds reasonable,” Gill said, but it’s not since different counties have different populations with different needs and local administrators

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children of color do not bode well for the economic future of the country. “As the country gets more diverse,” said Speer, “the future prosperity of the country and our global competitiveness is going to really hinge especially on the success of kids of color.” While the report concludes that there is room for improvement among all children, it emphasizes the need for a focus on the systems that drive racial disparities in the United States, noting that “The public systems designed to help children and families have functioned in ways that denied opportunity to people of color – and even worked to push them down the ladder.” One example of such a system cited in the report is the G.I. Bill, originally instituted to help veterans of World War II pay for college. Implemented at a time when many of the nation’s institutions of higher learning did not admit African Americans, the G.I. Bill, while neutral on its face, primarily benefited White soldiers who were in a better position to take advantage of the opportunity for a college education in a still heavily segregated country. Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris, a sociologist at Morgan State University, spoke to the AFRO about the way the historical exclusion of African Americans from meaningful economic development opportunities, including access to higher education, continues to affect the ability of middle class indicators, like a college education, to function in the same way for all Americans. She noted that

because many students of color are among the first in their families to attend college, they often have to rely on student loans to fund the enterprise. The burden of paying back those loans, even when middle class employment is achieved, prevents these students from fully entering the middle class. “People are arguably kept in their place, for lack of a better expression, because they actually have very bad debt that they possibly would not necessarily have had if it were not for their being first generation college students,” said Dr. Pratt-Harris. For Speer, it is not enough

that a policy or system is neutral on its face, since the country’s history of racial discrimination influences the ability of such systems to function in the same way for all people. “There’s a difference between things being equal and things being equitable,” said Speer, “and where you see that is in the outcomes.” The report recommends that the impact of potential policies on communities of color be studied prior to implementation in order to avoid reproducing systems and institutions that produce disparate outcomes for different populations.

would know what is best for their voters. Furthermore, she added, the policies disproportionately impact African Americans, who utilize early voting at higher rates. For example, she cited, one study showed that African Americans in Cuyahoga County voted early at 26 times the rate of White voters, accounting for ¼ of overall voter turnout but ¾ of early in person voter turnout. “There should have been some accounting for this being a preferential method [of voting] for this community but there was not,” Gill said. But then, that was probably deliberate, activists say. While Republicans tout voter fraud as the justification for increasingly restrictive elections laws there is little evidence of that phenomenon, they say. Conversely, there is more evidence that such laws are designed to reduce participation by minorities, the poor and other groups that tend to vote Democrat. “It’s politics. It’s a margins game,” Gill said. “Elections are decided by slim margins so when you manipulate the rules to create greater burdens to vote, ultimately, it’s going to reduce political participation.” The adverse impact of these voter suppression laws is magnified by recent Supreme Court decisions that gutted Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and made it easier for corporations to influence elections, Sen. Turner said. The effect will be the “polluting” of American democracy with money and the suppression of the voices of poor and working-class Americans, she added. Turner said in addition to the March bus ride, she has highlighted and fought back against the harmful policies with legislation and other advocacy, and she is also running for the position of secretary of state in this year’s mid-term elections. She urged fellow Ohioans to take a similar stand at the polls, like they did in 2012 when lawmakers tried to enforce similarly suppressive laws. “A lot of people in 2012 gave a protest vote,” she said. “I’m hoping people will have that same spirit in 2014.”

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Marian Anderson sings for the masses. AFRO Archives Photo

Of Thee We Sing:

The Marian Anderson 75th Anniversary Celebration By Ariel Medley AFRO Staff Writer Seventy-five years ago legendary contralto Marian Anderson stood before a sea of 75,000 faces at the Lincoln Memorial to give what would become one of the most memorable and historic operatic performances in history. In honor of Anderson’s life and legacy, the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS), in collaboration with BET Network’s ‘Centric,’ hosted ‘Of Thee We Sing,’ a dazzling twohour celebration filled with music, history and storytelling inside Washington, D.C.’s DAR Constitution Hall. Led by WPAS gospel choir artistic director Stanley Thurston, the 300-member choir stood proudly on the Hall’s grand stage behind a twinkling starlit backdrop; their voices resonating throughout the grand hall as they sang a collection of spirituals and classical arias. Celebrity performances and guest speakers at the evening’s soulful jubilee included the hostess, Grammy award winning soprano, Jessye Norman; composer Ysaye Barnwell, American singer and actress Dionne Warwick, opera singer Soloman Howard, 16-year old gospel singer Annisse Murillo, actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and brother’s Marvin, Carvin and BeBe Winans (3WB). Retold through a collection of narratives, audio clips and contemporary videography, audiences listened intently as speakers shared stories of Anderson’s life, her unwavering

humility in the face of prejudice, and the events leading up to her performance at the Lincoln Memorial that cold, Easter Sunday in 1939. “Anderson’s historic Lincoln Memorial concert started at Howard University,” said Howard interim president, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, as he took to the stage. In 1936, Anderson was invited to sing at a concert at Howard’s School of Music. Over the years, the crowd to see Anderson perform grew larger, until the University was unable to accommodate them all. In 1939, Howard solicited the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for use of their spacious Constitution Hall for Anderson’s performance. DAR’s decision to deny Marian Anderson War Memorial Concert-1939 Anderson access to the Hall AFRO Archives Photo because of her race was the premiere of Ysaye Barnwell’s “An Ave for Marian Anderson,” catalyst for the now infamous audiences sat delightfully transfixed in spiritual reverie. outdoor Easter concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Bass Soloman Howard’s performance of Simon Boccanegra’s “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights “Il Lacerato spirito,” left audiences audibly gasping with joy at Act of 1964,” remarked Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton in a video the vocalist’s ability to hit such deep notes with ease and grace. clip. “Ever since [Anderson] sang on the steps of the Lincoln 3WB and the WPAS choir nearly brought down the house with Memorial, it has been a place for freedom fighters.” their powerful rendition of “Let Us Break Bread Together,” The 1939 concert, attended by those of every race and creed, noted as one of Anderson’s favorites, and audiences clapped was broadcast live on radio. “It was impossible to be alive that and sang along as the legendary Dionne Warwick and American spring and not know about that recital,” Wolf Blitzer said at the Idol’s Candice Glover collaborated in singing the classic podium. “[Anderson’s performance] only lasted 30 minutes, but spiritual “Wade in the Water.” Mary McCleod Bethune said As a final surprise, hostess it was a revolution, saying Jessye Norman thrilled audiences “We are on the right track, we with her impromptu a cappella must go forward.” performance of “He’s Got the Billie Allen Henderson Whole World in His Hands” and recalled her experience then later, led the audience, the watching Anderson sing that performers and speakers in singing Easter. “Anderson was so the first song Anderson sang at regal, so royal. Her voice the Lincoln Memorial, “America” was so deep; it sounded like [My Country ‘Tis of Thee]. a pipe organ.” Henderson Possibly one of the most delighted in telling the Candice Glover, Soloman Howard, Jessye Norman, piercing statements of the audience of a later encounter Annisse Murillo and Alyson Cambridge celebration came from an excerpt with Anderson, where, at Courtesy of Washington Performing Arts Society of Anderson’s biography, My the age of 14, she presented Lord, What a Morning, which Anderson with a bouquet of recounted that when [Anderson] walked into Constitution Hall, pink roses during an awards event. “I was so thrilled to stand on “it felt no different than when [she] sang in other halls.” For stage in my first evening gown,” Henderson beamed. Anderson, there was no sense of triumph or self-praise in singing There was nothing less than pure talent in Constitution Hall, at Constitution Hall. Adored by audiences’ world-wide and with vocalists wowing audiences and nearly every performance revered as one of the greatest talents of the twentieth century, concluding with a standing ovation. From the timeless July Anderson would forever remain modest, gracious and humble. 1936 Paris recording of Anderson’s “Ave Maria,” to the world

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2015. The new DHCD headquarters building will create more than 132 permanent jobs, 325 constructionperiod jobs, and will generate new tax revenues for Prince George’s County and the entire state. This will bring a net economic benefit of $8 million over the period of the lease. The influx of new employers in the area is expected to create opportunities for restaurants, retail and other services. The first phase of the project is $166 million, which includes 500 residential units and 65,000 square feet of retail space. Afterwards in phase 2, the project will incorporate up to 2,400 residential dwelling units, 100,000 square feet of retail and a 300-room hotel. The state has committed to a 15year lease on the property in order to get this done. “With our new headquarters as anchor for this transit-oriented development, the department will serve as a model for the principles of smart

growth and sustainable communities,” DHCD Sec. Raymond Skinner said in a news release. “This is an ideal project that will combine housing, transportation, and retail space to revitalize the area.” The construction of the Purple Line will also be beneficial to this development. The Purple Line will be a 16-mile light rail line that runs eastwest inside the Capitol Beltway between Bethesda in Montgomery County and New Carrollton in Prince George’s County with 21 stations that will provide direct connections to Metrorail’s Orange Line, Green Line and two branches to the Red Line, the MARC Brunswick, Camden and Penn Lines. “There is no doubt that this is going to happen, not only here, in Largo, Morgan Boulevard, Suitland and all there other places in Prince George’s County,” Baker said at the podium. “Prince George’s County is on the move.”

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Maryland Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Sexual Assault

By Maria Adebola Special to the AFRO

A Silver Spring man was sentenced on April 11 to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman in 2010. In December 2010, a jury found Glenn A. Smith, 37, guilty of two counts of first-degree sexual assault. According to the government’s sentencing memo, at approximately 2:30 a.m. June 13, 2010, the victim was walking down Wisconsin Avenue NW after leaving a party in Friendship Heights with her college friends. As she was walking to catch a taxi, Smith grabbed her, turned her away from him, and put her in a tight chokehold. He asked her how much money she had. She told him less than $20, but indicated he could have it. Smith responded, “in that case, I will get something else from you.” Smith pushed the victim to the ground and sexually assaulted her. After the assault, Smith took the victim’s underwear, wiped her with it, and fled the scene, taking the underwear. The victim immediately reported the assault to the Metropolitan Police Department. She was treated for injuries and swabbed for DNA at Washington Hospital Center. Almost a year later, May 2011, Smith was identified as a suspect after a single male DNA profile developed from one of the swabs was entered into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). Smith’s DNA was already in the system because of an earlier conviction involving identity fraud. Smith insisted he was not the suspect in the case because he was not out late during the night of the incident. After detectives, told him that his DNA was found on the victim, he responded that if his DNA was found, it meant he “had sex with a girl and gave her money.” Judge Thomas J. Motley sentenced Smith. At the end of his prison term, Smith has five years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

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non-profits, businesses, labor, and our partners in the General Assembly to raise the minimum wage for all Maryland workers,” Brown said in his response. “I stand behind our administration’s proposal … which raises the statewide minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and indexes future wages to the cost of inflation.” The version that emerged from the General Assembly did away with provisions that would have pegged the minimum wage to inflation and raised pay for tipped workers. It also added extra exemptions for certain businesses. Attorney General Doug Gansler, another Democratic candidate for governor who has backed a minimum wage increase, said he also supported the indexing provision. Lawmakers on the House Economic Matters Committee decided to ax the indexing measure in part to avoid tying the hands of legislators down the road. But Gansler said that the current minimum wage is “so far behind inflation that it is difficult for families to make ends meet without public support for food, housing and medical care.” “The real costs of low-wage work are high for taxpayers and employers,” he said. “No Marylander who works 40 hours a week should struggle to put food on the table or pay basic bills.” Grassroots candidate Del. Heather Mizeur, D-Montgomery, said that even before the changes made by the House, O’Malley’s proposal would not do enough to help low-wage workers. She criticized the absence of an indexing measure and the “loopholes” that exist for seasonal workers.

“While I voted in favor of legislation this session to increase most minimum wage workers to $10.10 per hour, it will still leave far too many in poverty,” she said. “This is a step in the right direction but not the relief middle and low-income families deserve.” Mizeur, who unsuccessfully fought to amend the bill on the floor of the House, is pushing a plan in her gubernatorial campaign that would raise the minimum wage for non-tipped workers to $16.70 by 2022. It would also boost wages for tipped employees and peg both rates to increase with inflation. Republicans voiced loud opposition to a minimum wage hike, arguing that an increase would hurt small businesses and force business owners to lay off workers. Charles County businessman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar said that “study after study” has shown a raise in the minimum wage would lead to job cuts. In an underperforming job market, he said, he wants to make sure that those currently with work don’t lose their employment as a result of a hike that businesses can’t afford. Lollar said he would instead work to eliminate the “74 new taxes and fees” that have reduced Maryland’s middle class while expanding its lower class. “We want to make your dollar stronger rather than decrease its value,” he said. Republican candidate Larry Hogan, an Anne Arundel County real estate broker and leader of the conservative advocacy

group Change Maryland, said that the minimum wage debate in Annapolis is “a symptom of a much bigger problem in Maryland – a lack of economic growth” that has resulted in stagnant wages. Hogan said that a minimum wage increase would force employers to lay off thousands of entry-level workers. “The next governor will have to work very hard to attract new businesses to Maryland to make up for these job losses,” Hogan said. GOP candidate and Anne Arundel County Del. Ron George echoed the fear that a hike would translate to job cuts without having much of a positive impact. He said the majority of minimum wage workers are people between the ages of 16 and 24 who have no dependents. “[The minimum wage] is meant to provide young people work experience and allow for seasonal businesses to operate in Maryland making us a tourist destination with greater economic impacts felt across the state,” George said. Republican candidate and Harford County Executive David Craig said he favors an elimination of the state income tax over an increase in the a minimum wage. “By [letting Marylanders keep] more of their own well earned money instead of seeing the state spend it, a change in the minimum wage would be unnecessary,” Craig said. With O’Malley set to sign the bill into law, Maryland is on track to join the more than 20 states with minimum wages above the federal level.

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representatives and others, and engaged in other advocacy. Moreover, it is why he joined a group of veterans who filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government claiming that the Department of Veterans Affairs denied veterans their constitutional and contractual rights. Gary Kendall, of Boise, Idaho, filed the first iteration of the complaint in the District Court in Idaho, in 2006. The latest 61-page version filed June 28, 2012, alleges, among other things, that employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs “delay, deny, and withhold proper medical care so as to ... accelerate the deaths of Veterans ...” “The nation has increasingly been depriving veterans of their rights in the interest of saving money,” Kendall, 61, said. “I got tired of watching my fellow veterans and friends die,” he told the AFRO. “Even though veterans are promised the best available medical care, the VA is often years behind in the quality and currentness of quality care. And there are increasing numbers of veterans who spend their lives in pain and misery or die waiting for medical care, and that has to be stopped.” For example, Robinson said, he has been fighting the VA for proper benefits for 21 years. During that time, he alleges, his original claim files were destroyed. And, in 2012, after a Board of Veterans Appeals judge ordered that he be examined by a cardiologist to determine his eligibility for total disability un-employability impairment benefits, not only were the tests not administered by a cardiologist, but the doctor issued a report with faulty information, including omitting that Robinson was on heart medication. Though Robinson’s lawyer sent a letter informing the VA of the flawed report, it was used in determining his benefits claim, anyway. “It’s a blatant practice of fraud and abuse that the public needs to know about because a lot of young people are coming home [from deployment] and they and their families will

go through the same thing,” Robinson said. “Our goal with this litigation is not just about [obtaining] punitive damages but also to force the government to clamp down on the Department of Veterans Affairs. ... Right now it is rogue.” Kenneth Beskin, Robinson’s attorney, and a former Social Security claims specialist who focuses on veterans’ cases, said the first experience with the VA is often “shocking.” “The delays in the system are unbelievable. Not only it is backlogged, but it is so arbitrary from case to case,” he said. “I think they’re overwhelmed. They have so many cases that they’re afraid [they are] going to break the bank, so they fight everything and delay everything.” But the dysfunction also has “a lot” to do with “incompetence and ineffectiveness,” he added. “Once the system gets bogged down there’s no – Gary Kendall incentive to clean it up.” According to the VA Accountability Watch webpage of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the VA has recently experienced a “rash of preventable veteran deaths, infectious disease outbreaks, and benefit and construction delays” within the system. Multiple VA Inspector General reports uncovered: hundreds of veteran patients who were exposed to HIV, Hepatitis, and other diseases due to unsanitary equipment or misuse of equipment; inappropriate shredding of benefit claims documents; lack of follow-up with patients at high risk of suicide; a deadly outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease; unclean facilities; at least 31 preventable deaths at VA medical centers throughout the country; and many more violations. More egregiously, though many of those problems were due to “widespread mismanagement,” negligent VA employees and executives were rarely fired and some received bonuses, the reports found. “As much as they (officials) talk about the dysfunction within the VA, no one seems to

“The nation has increasingly been depriving veterans of their rights in the interest of saving money.”

want to do anything about it,” Beskin said. Recent legislation and statements by Washington leaders seem to suggest a renewed commitment to revitalizing the beleaguered agency. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller introduced the VA Management Accountability Act of 2014 to make it easier to demote or fire negligent VA executives; another bill implemented a five-year ban on performance bonuses for VA senior executive service employees and expanded tuition assistance for veterans. House and Senate lawmakers passed bills that would restore cuts to cost-of-living adjustments on military pensions. A bill was introduced to ensure that the benefits of veterans who die waiting for claims would be passed on to the individual’s heirs, and on March 5, the White House extended a

successful job-training program for veterans that was due to expire at the end of March. Meanwhile, Robinson and Kendall are continuing their fight on the legal front. On March 10, the U.S. Supreme Court denied their petition for the case to be heard, after it was rejected by lower courts. However, they have regrouped, and plan to refile the case with Robinson as the main petitioner. “They (Supreme Court justices) denied it because there’s a charge of genocide, treason, and violation of the RICO statutes, and we’ve come to the conclusion that no judge was going to preside over a case with that type of inflammatory language,” Robinson said. They have also reached out to the United Nations. “We are prepared to go through world court authorities if necessary,” Robinson said. “We hope we don’t have to go there.”

Public Meeting for the Benning Road Transportation Improvements Environmental Assessment: You are invited to attend a public scoping meeting to learn about the project, its scope, and discuss transportation issues. When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:30 –– 8:00 PM Where:

Department of Employment Services Building (DOES), Community Room 4058 Minnesota Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20019 The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) are preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Benning Road and Bridge Multi-modal Transportation Improvements per the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The study area is along Benning Road NE from Oklahoma Avenue to the Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road Metrorail Stations.

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political afliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, or place of residence of business as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, and other related statutes. If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation) please contact Malia Salaam at (202) 5635003 or info@benningproject.com 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Visit us online: benningproject.com.


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COMMUNITY CONNECTION Madame Tussands Hosts Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt In celebration of Easter and a White House tradition started by the 19th President of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes, The President’s Gallery at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is hosting its third annual Easter Egg Hunt by offering a fun and educational “eggs-ploration” through American history on April 19 from 7:30 am – 9:30 am. For those unable to attend the Easter Roll at The White House, tons of eggs will be hidden throughout the president’s gallery at Madame Tussauds, waiting to be uncovered by guests as they interact with and enjoy wax figures of all 44 US presidents.  Once children have collected all the empty eggs, they can trade them in at the end for an Easter Gift Bag full of fun goodies (one bag per child).  Price of admission includes full access to Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C., an Easter egg hunt through the Presidents Gallery, one gift bag per child, a meet & greet with the Easter Bunny, access to an onsite petting zoo and Easter storytelling and crafts. Guests may bring their own baskets, however bags will be available.  For more information, visit event page http://www. madametussauds.com/Washington/NewsAndEvents/EggHunt3/ default.aspx  or call 202-942-7300.

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‘Tour de Cookie’ to Benefit Tree House Child Assessment Center Join cyclists of all ages at the second annual Tree House Tour de Cookie, a 12- or 40-mile bicycle ride on May 3 to benefit the Tree House Child Assessment Center. The Tree House Tour de Cookie is hosted by the Universities at Shady Grove. A public-private partnership, the Tree House Child Assessment Center is dedicated to reducing trauma and promoting healing for child victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect. The ride begins at 9 a.m. at the Universities of Shady Grove in Rockville.  Participants will ride between cookie stands hosted by local clubs and organizations and collect and enjoy cookies and other sweet treats along the way. Riders will receive a collectible long sleeve t-shirt and a custom medal. Awards will go to the best cookie stand. In addition to the ride, a community expo will be held with exhibits and activities for children and families. There will be food for purchase and a raffle with prizes including

autographed Washington Nationals memorabilia and gift cards from local businesses. For more information or to register, go to www. treehousetourdecookie.com .  Washington Wizards Partner With Make-a-Wish Foundation to Fulfill Young Fan’s Dream The Washington Wizards recently partnered with MakeA-Wish® Mid-Atlantic to help grant the wish of 10-year-old Wizards fan Amaris Jackson.  Amaris, who is battling renal cell carcinoma and will undergo surgery in the near future to remove a tumor in her lungs, was signed by the team for Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.  Amaris is also a point guard for Takoma Elementary School and is from Washington, DC.  Amaris joined Coach Randy Wittman and the entire team for the pregame Courtesy Photo shootaround followed by Amaris Jackson receives a personalized basketball teammate John Wall’s workout with John Wall and jersey following the guard assistant coach Ryan team’s game against the Saunders. Later that evening, she joined Monumental Sports Milwaukee Bucks. & Entertainment majority owner, chairman and CEO Ted Leonsis and Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld for the signing of a one-day contract. Amaris led the team onto the court prior to the game against and was the game’s honorary captain.  She also received John Wall’s jersey immediately after the game as part of the “jerseys off your back” initiative. Symposium Addresses Legacy of Renowned Howard University Political Scientist Ronald Walters Leading African-American scholars spoke about the influence of political scientist Ronald Walters and shared insight about how he viewed Black politics before his death in 2010 at a campus symposium on April 7. The Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy

Center at Howard University sponsored the symposium on Walters’ intellectual legacy. Walters was a renowned political science scholar and television commentator who served as a Howard professor for 25 years. The symposium coincided with the recent release of a book of essays centered on Walters’ impact on political science, What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People? At the symposium, Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D., director of the Walters Center, announced that Patricia Turner Walters, the widow of Dr. Walters who attended the symposium, would serve as chair of an advisory council at the center. “Walters derived his legitimacy from his scholarship and extensive and long-standing participation in social struggles,” said Cedric Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of AfricanAmerican Studies and political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “All three of us [editors] grew up at different times, but we came of age with his guidance.” Johnson served as a symposium panelist along with Robert C. Smith, Ph.D., professor of political science at San Francisco State University; and Robert Newby, Ph.D., professor of sociology emeritus at Central Michigan University. The professors served as editors on the book. What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People? is a compilation of essays about topics in Black politics, including panAfricanism, and African-American voting power. The book also includes work by Walters. In the essay,  “Civil Rights and the First Black President: Barack Obama and the Politics of Racial Equality,” Walters addressed Black politics in the early period of the Obama presidency. Walters encouraged Black leaders to critically evaluate the administration and build an open dialogue to address Black concerns.  During the symposium, Newby discussed witnessing Walters, his childhood friend, lead one of the country’s first sitins to protest segregation in his hometown of Wichita, Kan., in 1958, years before embarking on his career as a scholar and activist.

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COMMENTARY

Women Get Unequal Pay for Equal Work

Julianne Malveaux

When John and Ann started working on January 1, 2013, John had an immediate advantage. Because women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn, it took Ann until April 11, 2014 to earn the same amount of money that John earned in the calendar year of 2013. The issue of unequal pay is so important that President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act 50 years ago. While we have come a long way, baby, the pay gap has remained stubborn. This is why President Obama signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act as soon as he assumed

office. This year, to commemorate National Equal Pay Day (that’s the day Ann finally earns as much as John), the president signed an executive order protecting workers from retaliation when they speak of unequal pay in the workplace (one of the ways employers can maintain unequal pay is to make discussing pay grounds for firing). The president, through the secretary of labor, is also requiring federal contractors to provide data on pay, race, and gender to ensure that employers are fairly paid. Furthermore, the Senate is considering the Paycheck Fairness Act, which may pass the Senate, but not the House of Representatives. We know all about John and Ann, but what about Tamika? If women earn 77 percent of what men earn, what about AfricanAmerican women? Women surely have come a long way, but some are moving far more slowly than others. How many African-American women are there in the Senate? Among Fortune 500 leaders? In other positions of power? What about pay? African-American women earn about three quarters of what other women earn, meaning that if it takes Ann until April 11 to catch up with John, It will take Tamika until about June 1 – about another six weeks – to catch up. Tamika earns in 18 months what John earns in 12 months. Even African-American women with the highest levels of

education experience these differences. White men with a postgraduate degree earn a median salary of $1,666 a week. AfricanAmerican women earn a median salary of $1,000 during the same time period. For all the talk of pay equity and paycheck fairness, the status of African-American women is largely ignored. It wouldn’t take much for the President, or some of those feminist groups who support paycheck fairness, to throw in a line or two about AfricanAmerican women. Nor would it hurt African-American organizations, especially those who serve Black women, to point out this injustice. Are AfricanAmerican women invisible? Don’t we count? African-American women raise the majority of our children, and shoulder many of the challenges in the AfricanAmerican community. Ignoring us in a conversation about unequal pay simply marginalizes our experiences and us. The focus on “overall” data is yet another way of marginalizing not only African-American women, but other people of color well. Reporting aggregate data gives some notion of economic progress. Reporting specific data about AfricanAmerican women and men makes it clear, for example, that African Americans experience depression-level unemployment rates. I was delighted when President Obama signed the Lily Ledbetter Act, and I have been privileged to hear Ledbetter speak on more than one occasion. She is an amazing woman with a talent for “breaking it down.” When she learned that men doing the same job she did earned more money, she cried “foul” but the law said it was “too late” for her to complain. In her inimitable way, she said that grocers did not charge

her less money because she was female, nor did doctors, or anyone else. She said that higher-paid men didn’t have to make uncomfortable choices about which child would get new shoes or clothes. African-American women can tell the same story as Lily Ledbetter. Indeed, the gaps African-American women deal with are likely to be more severe than the ones Lily Ledbetter faced. The pay gap for African Americans is larger and too many live in food deserts where the cost of food is higher even as the quality is lower. Julianne Malveaux is a Washington, D.C.-based economist and writer. She is president emerita of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C.

Ryan Budget Represents the Height of Irresponsibility “Affluent Americans would do quite well. But for tens of millions of others, the Ryan plan is a path to more adversity.” Robert Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities In the same week that we marked the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and learned that 7.1 million Americans had enrolled in the Affordable Care Act, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan introduced Marc H. Morial a draconian 2015 budget plan. The plan increases military spending through 2024 by $483 billion – to pre-sequester levels – yet cuts non-defense spending by $791 billion. This illogical plan proposes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, end Medicare as we know it, and slash critical safety-net programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP – formerly food stamps), Head Start and Pell Grants. It is ironic that a plan called the “Path to Prosperity” is nothing more than a path to political grandstanding and partisanship that has no place among constructive efforts focused on real prosperity for all Americans, not a select few. At a time when Americans are looking to Washington for solutions to the problems of income inequality and the ever-increasing Great Divide, the Ryan budget goes in the opposite direction. Rather than

closing the gaps, it exacerbates the problems by raising taxes an average of $2,000 for middle-class families with children, according to the Office of Management and Budget, while giving the wealthiest taxpayers a break by lowering their taxes from 39.6 percent to 25 percent. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) estimates that the “prosperity proposal” would result in the loss of 3 million jobs over the next couple of years, thereby reversing the gradual upward trend in job creation. In short, the Ryan budget, while not surprising in its familiar ideology or fanciful push towards austerity, represents the height of irresponsibility and is a blueprint for disaster for millions of hard-working Americans. It has immediately, and rightfully, drawn widespread condemnation. Ethan Pollack, senior policy analyst with the non-partisan Economic Policy Institute concluded that much like the budget Ryan proposed last year, this one burdens seniors, the disabled, and children – while cutting taxes for the rich. “Tax cuts for people who don’t need them and economic insecurity for everyone else is grossly irresponsible budget and economic policy,” he added. The non-profit Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports that “Some 69 percent of the cuts in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s new budget would come from programs that serve people of limited means. These disproportionate cuts … contrast sharply with the budget’s rhetoric about helping the poor and promoting opportunity.” The Center for American Progress called Ryan’s plan “the same conservative, top-down policies that have failed the nation’s middle and working-class families, seniors, and the economy.” The New York Times called it “destructive to the country’s future.” Thankfully, spending for the next two years was set by the budget agreement passed in the Senate and the House and signed by President

Obama in December 2013. So it is unlikely that the Ryan budget will become law in the short-term or is for anything more than show. Nonetheless, it is a dangerous “vision” for our nation. The National Urban League strongly rejects this budget because of its likely destructive impact on employment, the economy, and poverty. We urge Paul Ryan and his colleagues to drop this plan and get serious about developing a responsible budget that does not depend on hurting millions of working and middle-class Americans to benefit the richest few. I would expect that Rep. Ryan would be more conscious of the critical need to accomplish this, especially as this year’s State of Black America report and the new Black-White Metropolitan Equality Index™ finds that three of the five least equal cities in America for unemployment and two of the five least equal cities for income are in his home state of Wisconsin (Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Madison; and Milwaukee and Minneapolis, respectively). With an equality index of 23.8 percent (on a 100-point scale), Madison ranked at the bottom for Black-White unemployment (18.5 percent vs. 4.4 percent). With an equality index of 40.3 percent, Minneapolis ranked at the bottom for Black-White median household income ($28,784 vs. $71,376). The night before Dr. King’s April 4, 1968 assassination, he said: “The question is not, if I stop to help this man in need, what will happen to me? The question is, if I do not stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to them?…Let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation.” We can start now by stopping the Ryan budget – and even more importantly, stopping its budget-cutting fever that threatens the economic health and recovery of our nation. Marc H. Morial, former mayor of New Orleans, is president and CEO of the National Urban League.

There Should Be Repercussions if Taxes Aren’t Spent Wisely Americans are now at the tail end of the most dreaded season of all – tax season.  Unfortunately, many people may not be thinking properly about their taxes at all. I have a friend whose knowledge of tax policy is second to none.  He’s also experienced the highs and lows of our current economic insecurity.  Armed with this wisdom, he recently explained Hughey Newsome to me how too many Americans aren’t assessing their tax burden as they should. For many, taxes are withdrawn through deductions on every paycheck.  That’s often not enough, and another lump sum is due on April 15.  It can be a household’s largest annual cash outlay. My friend thinks it’s justified to be critical of what many politicians call a citizen’s “investment” in America. What is the government doing, for instance, to protect our kids other than trying to grab peoples’ guns after every school shooting?  Why are bridge and highway infrastructures crumbling with taxes so high? Frustrations about high taxes don’t abate when the race card and class warfare are played in their defense.  The average, hard-working,

law-abiding taxpayer doesn’t deserve to be called a racist or a “onepercenter” just because he wants to see a return on his investment with higher-quality and accountable schools, smarter regulations and policies that turn the nation’s tax consumers into producers of revenue. My buddy’s point is that taxes make us involuntary investors.  He paid $45,000 in taxes for 2012 even though he made less than $200,000 in Washington, D.C. (an area prone to significant wage inflation). That’s enough to buy the government a luxury car without financing.  It’s not something he could, or would, do for himself. Our tax dollars are invested through the government, we are told, to make society better.  The government is expected to be a good steward of our involuntary contribution. Just like any savvy investor, we should all want to know how our investment is doing and, if it’s performing poorly, divest or change our investment officers – politicians. The media should serve as a means for investors/taxpayers to hold accountable the management of the company that is our government. Instead, frustratingly, the media is hyper-focused on superficialities such as gavel-to-gavel coverage of the latest celebrity murder trial or a missing airplane or breaking news about Kim and Kanye. Every second the media spends on trivialities gives the public less of an opportunity to understand why and how the money being spent to educate impoverished youth isn’t helping them become less dependent.  Every second spent on tabloid news obsessions takes away from discussions on how to really reduce health care costs. Fairness is just as frustrating a facet. My friend explained that he was laid off in 2009, but his

unemployment check was taxed to ensure, in part, that Chrysler assembly line workers had their pensions protected through bankruptcy proceedings.  Meanwhile, his 401K retirement plan had no support at all. He had to short sell his house in Phoenix to relocate to his new job in Washington.  Is it fair that he had to forego buying a house in Washington while he rebuilt equity while his tax dollars funded programs keeping people who over-bought during the housing boom in their homes? My friend is subsidizing the bad decisions of others now treading water after he purposefully lost his investment on his old house to right his own foundering financial ship. Almost half the nation does not pay taxes into the general federal fund, but we all benefit from public roads, national defense and the like.  There are too many with no skin in the game.  Is that fair? Fairness is a dangerous word if you’re not defining what is fair.  The people pushing fairness in terms of money coming in never discuss accountability of the money already received.  The two never seem to go together. Taxes are an investment, but those who call it that need to remember that there’s a demand for responsible investing.  And there should be repercussions if funds aren’t spent wisely. Hughey Newsome, a business consultant in the D.C. area, is a member of the national advisory council of the black leadership network Project 21.  Comments may be sent to Project21@ nationalcenter.org.


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GIVING BACK OFTEN LEAVES US FEELING AS GOOD AS THOSE WE HELP.

WE’RE PROUD TO CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF DOMINION’S VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, AS WELL AS EVERY SINGLE EMPLOYEE WHOSE DEDICATION HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE. To celebrate 30 years of volunteering in the communities where we live and work, Dominion has recognized 30 honorees for the personal time and effort they donated in 2013. One of those volunteers, Susie Lopez, works at our Cove Point LNG terminal right here in Southern Maryland. And like other Cove Point volunteers—who, since 2005, have spent 3,500 hours volunteering alongside a company that’s donated $2.3 million to Maryland charities over the past 12 years—Susie has found important and meaningful ways to make a positive difference through public service. In addition to recruiting and inspiring others, Susie and her family have personally participated in numerous efforts in and around their community. One that’s especially meaningful for her is Farming 4 Hunger, a nonprofit near Cove Point that grows and harvests food—ensuring that families in need don’t go hungry. Because even though Dominion helped buy Farming 4 Hunger’s bean picker, it’s the generosity of people such as Susie that will help end hunger itself.

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Natasha Osbourne, chair; Jennifer Womack, co-chair; Venida Hamilton, chair, foundation board of directors and Michelle Milam, Chapter 3rd vice president

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2013 chefs

Members of the Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter

Chefs serving up their dishes

The chefs Dr. Sandra Owens Larson with Bernadetta and George Lambert, president /CEO, Greater Washington Urban League

Over 500 family members and guests display their culinary crowded into the ballroom of the skills with a main Councilwoman Blackburn Center at Howard University Muriel Bowser dish, a side dish or a to sample the dishes of more than 70 speaking with A. Chevelle dessert. Jason Cross chefs at the 10th Annual Distinguished Glymph Foster, chapter with his mouth watering, Men Cookin’ with the Deltas community president and her Grandma’s Elsie sweet daughter, Nadia fundraiser hosted by the Washington DC potato pie was judged to Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta have the most Sorority. This is a signature program that favored provides people with a passion for food dish. Chair and cooking, an effective vehicle to support Natasha the college aspirations of young people. Osborne, Jennifer Featured amateur chefs from Womack, co-chair throughout the D.C. and DeGloria Metropolitan area

Hallman, chef coordinator Deltas presented an stepping afternoon of culinary delights. Harold Fisher, anchor, the Daily Drum, WHUR was the emcee with celebrity chef Carla Hall in attendance. Special guests included D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Ebony Andrews, Miss Black DC USA 2014. Chef Tony Burley with his son, Carter and daughter Olivia

Miss Black DC USA, Ebony Andrews; Dr. Lisa Matthews, Chef Ridley and Edgar Brookins

Guests enjoying the event

Janice and Maurice Crump with their granddaughter Jordyn

Bene’ Durant, standing, Mack Curry, Angela Green and Selerya Moore; Louise Murrill-Graves, seated and Doris Howard

Committee members for Distinguished Men Cookin’ with the Deltas with Harold Fisher and Carla Hall; Natasha Osborne, chair Photos by Rob Roberts

Sherrice Rucker, standing, Stephanie Lewis and Mariene Simmons; Valerie Burley, seated, with Olivia, Michelle Jinkins, Joy Ragsdale and Valerie Fleming

TV One hosted a live taping of its popular series, “Verses and Flow,” Apr. 3, at the Longview Gallery in Northwest, D.C. Verses and Flow is a soulful and provocative reality series sponsored by LEXUS that highlights compelling performances of poetry and music. There was a red carpet celebrity arrival and special reception prior to the actual

Ledisi performing several of her award winning songs

Sharon Jackson, Lyntina Townsend and Dena Craig taping with over 250 enthusiastic and energized guests who nibbled on snacks and refreshments as notables including Cathy Hughes, Rep. Yvette Clarke(D-NY) and Stacy Henderson, Lexus senior executive arrived. R & B singer Ledisi was the featured performer along with “Vision” a spoken word poet from Philadelphia. Veteran radio personality, Adimu, of My Magic 102.3 FM was the guest host. Music was provided by DJ LIL MIC. Verses and Flow is a unique event created to present talented spoken word artists and the hottest performers in music.

Spoken word poet, “vision”

Alison Threadgill, “Cheeky” and Rita Lewis

Ledisi, Stacy Henderson, Lexus executive and Cathy Hughes

Edgar Brookins and Flavius Galiber

Angela Ball and Andrea Evans

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Ayiko Broyard, vice president, Group Account Direct with Walton Issacson, Cathy Hughes, founder, Radio One; and Christopher Wegmann, president, Radio One

Muriel Cooper, senior manager, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation; Jawn Murray, entertainment journalist and Dionne Lewis, program director, Radio One

Radio One/Magic 102.3 DJ, “Adimu”, the official host

Photos by Rob Roberts


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FAITH

A Model of Excellence: Rev. Dr. Albert Louis Patterson Jr. 1933-2014 By Ariel Medley AFRO Staff Writer

Rev. Dr. Albert L. Patterson Jr.

He was revered as one of the greats within the AfricanAmerican church; the ‘Godfather’ of expository preaching. Loved and admired by many nationwide, the Rev. Dr. Albert Louis Patterson Jr. was more than just a preacher; he was an educator and a beacon for knowledge, wisdom and kindness. On April 9, after 80 blessed years of life, Rev. Patterson was called home to be with the Lord. For those who have never had the pleasure of meeting him or ever had the chance to witness his preaching, know that Rev. Patterson had a gift. “Patterson had the ability to read and interpret the text with meaning,” said the Rev. William H. Lamar IV, originally of Turner Memorial AME Church in Hyattsville, Md., and now the newest pastor of Metropolitan AME Church in northwest, D.C. “Dr. Patterson was truly a master of biblical language. He had the ability to use the language to imagine, educate, apply intellect and inspire.” Rev. Lamar learned of Rev. Patterson during his years at Duke Divinity School from 1996 to 1999. “As part of my education, I was required to listen to master preachers, and it was then that I was first introduced to Rev. Patterson, by listening to his sermons.” The Rev. Drew Kyndall Ross, 27, founding pastor of Baltimore’s Resurrection Church, remembers fondly the first moment he heard Rev. Patterson. “Patterson was one of those voices you had to hear,” he

said. “He was one that the older folks said you absolutely need to hear.” Rev. Ross first heard Rev. Patterson speak at a preacher’s conference in Atlanta. “One of my first thoughts about Patterson was that he was somebody’s preacher. He had such a way with words, with the text, and had this ability to bring the text to life.” As senior pastor of Mt. Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, Dr. Patterson leaves behind a rich legacy of preaching. “Having served at his church for 44 years speaks volumes of his integrity,” said Rev. Ross. According to Houston Style Magazine, Dr. Patterson died while holding the hand of the love of his life, his beloved wife Melba Beverly Lorraine Simmons Patterson. A celebration of life service was held April 17 at Mt. Corinth Missionary Baptist Church. The impact Rev. Patterson had on those who heard him preach will forever live on. Rev. Ross said we can all keep Patterson’s words alive by making sure we are always students of the word. “We need to always seek initial scholarship and allow ourselves to mentor others who are just starting,” Rev. Ross said, adding that the key is to not forget that the general call of ministry is to preach the Bible. “What I learned from Rev. Patterson was that a preacher must always be about learning, exploring and questioning,” Rev. Lamar said. “In no way can you be effective as a preacher without constant learning. Rev. Patterson was a model who set a large example of what excellence looks like. He will be missed.”

My Take D.C. Achievers Scholars Ready for College By Donald L. Hense

Recently I was excited to recognize 82 young scholars from Friendship Collegiate Academy. These students have earned D.C. Achievers Scholarships, which assist D.C. students with strong academic potential from low-income families to secure the funds necessary for college.

These prestigious and competitive scholarships are funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and administered by the nonprofit D.C. College Success Foundation. The scholarships provide as much as $55,000 toward the cost of college, as well as mentoring, counseling and other supports during students’ senior year and throughout college. This year, Friendship Collegiate Academy students were awarded 31 percent of all of the Achievers Scholarships in the District. This year’s star students increase the total number of these scholarships offered to Collegiate students to 696 of nearly 2000 issued by the College Success Foundation in D.C. since 2007. Over and above these success stories, four of our students’ hard work was recognized with scholarships to Hanover College in Indiana this year. As D.C. Achievers Scholars, these students are eligible for a full-tuition scholarship; grant and work-study funding valued at an estimated $100,000 annually for four years; and student and staff mentoring. This thanks to this great scholarship program run by Herb Tillery. Additionally, one of our students increased the number of POSSE scholarships earned by our graduates to 25. This sought-after college assistance award pays full-tuition to urban youth with strong academics who show leadership skills. This student overcame great personal and family adversity, and is now headed to Sewanee University in Tennessee. Friendship Public Charter School graduated three students whose commitment to learning and academic accomplishments have been recognized with Gates Millennium Scholarships, which pay a full-ride through undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Just last month one of our students earned the Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship, which is worth more than $260,000 to attend George Washington University. Scholarships have enabled our Collegiate Academy students – three in four of whom are eligible for federal lunch subsidies – to attend institutions of higher learning across the nation. These have included Columbia, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Morehouse, Georgetown, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Bucknell, and University of Maryland among many others. At Friendship, we understand that being accepted to college is insufficient for students from low-income families to attend the higher education institution of their choice. Accordingly, our students have secured over $50 million in college scholarships since our first graduating class. Collegiate Academy in D.C.’s Ward Seven graduates nearly 250 students each year. Our on-time – within four years – high-school graduation rate at 95 percent is among the highest of any open-enrollment public high school in the city, and comparable with academicallyselective high schools and those located in D.C.’s affluent Ward Three. Fully 100 percent of Collegiate Academy’s graduating class is accepted to college. In fact, two college acceptances is a condition of graduation. Armed with scholarships and academic success our students are poised to earn college degrees, pursue careers, and enrich their communities regardless of their zip code. Donald Hense is founder and CEO of Friendship Public Charter School, which operates six campuses serving K-12 students in Southeast and Northeast D.C. My Take is a social commentary feature that allows AFRO readers to share their insight on topics of their choosing. Please submit your 250-400 word entries, with My Take typed into the subject field, to editor@afro.com <mailto:editor@afro.com> . Include your name, age, occupation and daytime phone number. The AFRO reserves the right to edit or reject any entry.

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Ghost Spooks Newlyweds in Irreverent Horror Spoof suspicious might be afoot on the premises. The mysterious goings-on only escalate after an inconsolable Malcolm tries to join his dearly departed pet in the grave. Turns out jealous Kisha’s ghost is determined to wreck the newlyweds’ relationship. Spells subsequently provide the convenient cover for disgusting skits ranging from Malcolm’s mating with a doll, to flatulent Wyatt’s farting in his sister’s face, to projectile vomiting. Eventually, the priest is summoned again, leading to another finale serving as a set up for a sequel. A kitchen sink comedy more shocking than funny and strictly recommended for rabid fans of the bottom-feeding franchise.

A Haunted House 2 Film Review by Kam Williams A Haunted House, an irreverent spoof of Paranormal Activity, co-starred Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins as Malcolm and Kisha, a couple whose home was invaded by demonic forces. Along the way, she became possessed by the devil and turned on her man, despite the best efforts of an exasperated exorcist (Cedric the Entertainer). All of the above are back for A Haunted House 2, a jawdropping sequel which ups the ante in terms of gratuitous gore, sexuality, nudity, profanity and use of the N-word. Nevertheless, the review-proof teensploitation flick is apt to appeal to the same folks who made the original such a runaway hit. At the point of departure, Kisha perishes in a car accident, which Malcolm and his cousin Ray-Ray (Affion Crockett) survive. Fast-forward a year and Malcolm’s married to Megan (Jaime Pressly) and moving into a new home, along with her

kids, Becky (Ashley Rickards) and Wyatt (Steele Stebbins), and his dog, Shiloh. The shopworn cliché of a safe literally falling from the sky and flattening the pooch is the first sign that something

Fair (H) Rated R for violence, graphic sexuality, frontal nudity, drug use, ethnic slurs and pervasive profanity Running time: 87 minutes Distributor: Open Road Films

Wayans Weighs-In on HH2 KW: What is your guiltiest pleasure? MW: My guiltiest pleasure would probably be coconut sorbet and wine.

Interview with Kam Williams Born in New York City on July 23, 1972, Marlon Wayans graduated from the High School of Performing Arts before matriculating at Howard University’s Film School. He started out in Hollywood on TV as a cast member of the Emmy Awardwinning variety series, In Living Color. Next, Marlon created and starred in the hit sitcom The Wayans Bros. Some of his other noteworthy screen credits include: The Ladykillers, Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, Little Man, White Chicks, Norbit, Behind the Smile and Dance Flick. The versatile thespian also exhibited an impressive acting range while delivering a powerful performance as a drug addict in Requiem for a Dream. More recently, Marlon starred opposite Channing Tatum in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. And last summer he appeared in The Heat, a blockbuster featuring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. Here, he talks about his latest film, A Haunted House 2, a sequel spoofing the Paranormal Activity franchise.

KW: The Michael Ealy question: If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be? MW: Jesus Christ.

Marlan Wayans poses with the movie posted for A Haunted House 2. Cedric the Entertainer, Affion Crockett and Essence Atkins and, like I said, we added Gabe and Jaime, and also Ashley Rickards. I think you have to stick with the integrity of the comedy or lack thereof, and keep in stride with the humor of the movie. I don’t believe you try to sell it out. Instead, you just keep your

“I love my job, man. There’s no greater job for me in the world. I was born to do this.”

KW: Why did you decide to make A Haunted House sequel? MW: Because the audience really, really enjoyed the first one. And I also felt like I could find a nice, natural progression for my character, Malcolm. Plus, comedically, I knew I could match or exceed what we did in the original, and make a bigger, broader movie that could appeal to a wider audience just by making some adjustments and by adding a few pieces to the puzzle. One of those pieces was Gabriel Iglesias, and another one was Jaime Pressly. KW: Harriet PakulaTeweles asks: How do you rev up a sequel so the faithful return for more while simultaneously enticing some newbies? MW: I think you have to make sure you have a little bit of the old, while adding something new. We kept

— Marlon Wayans tone and your sense of humor, because that’s what they bought into the first time. It’s all about being authentic to whatever that movie is, and not reaching too hard. KW: Paranormal facilitator Kate Newell asks: Have you had any paranormal

experience in real life? MW: No, I haven’t, but I wish I had. KW: Children’s book author Irene Smalls asks: Is storytelling in the horror genre different from storytelling in a typical comedy? MW: Yeah, it is. But this is more of a typical comedy, because it’s a horror comedy with parody moments. It’s not a parody-parody, but what is kind of parody-esque is the pacing of how we tell the jokes. I’m throwing out five jokes a page. But what I’m not doing is going, “Here is the location, and here’s what’s funny about it.” It’s kind of grounded in reality, and once it’s grounded, we take the ceiling off and go crazy places with the comedy. KW: Environmental activist Grace Sinden asks: What’s the most difficult thing about your work? And what’s the most fun, aside from making a successful movie? MW: It’s always fun. I love my job, man. There’s no greater job for me in the world. I was born to do this. I think the most difficult aspect of the job is not having much time off, or time to sleep, or time to just chill. Sometimes, fame can be a little hard. KW: Have you ever had a near-death experience? MW: Falling off a roof. I only fell one story, but I still saw my life flashing before my eyes.

favorite charity? MW: The Wayans family. [LOL] KW: The Judyth Piazza question: What key qualities

do you believe all successful people share? MW: Hard work, a belief in themselves, and they never stop trying. A good work ethic is the greatest talent.

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KW: The Gabby Douglas question: If you had to choose another profession, what would that be? MW: Probably a lawyer. KW: The Viola Davis question: What’s the biggest difference between who you are at home as opposed to the person we see on the red carpet? MW: None! What you see is exactly what you get. [Laughs] KW: The Anthony Anderson question: If you could have a superpower, which one would you choose? MW: The ability to bring people back to life. KW: Attorney Bernadette Beekman asks: What is your

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AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff

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Should UConn’s Coach Kevin Ollie Jump to the NBA? By Stephen D. Riley and Perry Green AFRO Sports Desk It didn’t take long for UConn coach Kevin Ollie to make a big splash at his former stomping grounds. The former Huskie coached his team to a title just two years after being named the men’s head basketball coach at the University of Connecticut. It was an underdog hire, which led to an underdog title. At age 41, Ollie’s poise and confident demeanor helped motivate and lead Connecticut to a fourth National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title in just 15 years. Without the chic freshmen stars that collegiate basketball has had to rely on for excitement over the past few seasons, Ollie was the big ticket, along with senior point guard Shabazz Napier. With a title in hand in just two short seasons, Ollie has some leverage. He could command a hefty salary if he stays put or he could say hello to what could and should be offers from the National Basketball Association (NBA). After achieving a championship at his former alma mater, could Ollie make the jump to the big leagues? Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sports Desk debate the question. Riley: It’s hard to say no when the NBA comes calling but Ollie’s already in a good place. He has his banner

hanging at his former school and he’s now established as one of the fresh and famous faces of the NCAA. Leaving now would only hurt the program and put Ollie in a situation where he has to start fresh. He’s already cemented his place in Huskie history, especially after landing a title after long-loved head coach Jim Calhoun departed. The recruits should start knocking on his door after he put UConn back on the map. It only gets easier from here for Ollie after overcoming bans and other sanctions to hoist a title. The NBA will always be there but Ollie has a real chance to start his own legacy at UConn. Green: I’ve always been the believer in striking while the iron is hot and no one’s stock is hotter right now than Ollie’s. It’s the top level competition that helps define a coach’s career and with so many job openings in the NBA this summer, Ollie should find his name on the who’s-who list of big time coaches. As a former NBA player and title-winning head coach, Ollie’s resume will definitely turn heads in the professional spectrum. Commanding a salary higher than his current won’t be an issue at all and with the 2014 draft class already being billed as a blockbuster one, Ollie would have the chance to not only make the jump but make the leap with a potential

high draft pick. Riley: There aren’t too many coaches with long tenure in the NBA right now. The stability that he’s already earned himself at UConn is something that more than half of college coaches dream about. The fact that Ollie’s already won a championship instantly allows him to breathe easily for the next few seasons despite whatever his record may be. Connecticut basketball was already an alluring sale. With a young and accomplished coach in place, the Huskies are back on the map as a powerhouse in the NCAA. Ollie would be wise to stay put, ring in the recruits and rack up the trophies as future success is destined for the former NBA point guard turned collegiate head coach. Green: I would love to see Ollie stay put but the NCAA just doesn’t compare to the NBA. There have been several head coaches to falter once they shifted from the campus to the corporate world of the NBA but as a former player and a former player with assistant coach duties with the Thunder, Ollie has the chops to make it work. Opportunities are rare in the NBA for good gigs and there may be several attractive spots this summer with teams like the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers potentially looking for new

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Kevin Ollie helped motivate and lead Connecticut to a fourth NCAA title. lead men. I remember no one thought Brad Stevens would leave Butler University after

the terrific job he did there. But he eventually left to replace Doc Rivers as head

coach of the Boston Celtics. I can see the same thing happening in Ollie’s future.

Washington Sweeps Marlins, but Continue to Struggle Against Braves By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor

after the first inning and Washington was unable to climb out of the deficit.

April 8-10: Nats Sweep Marlins 3-0 This past week went a lot like opening week for the Washington Nationals as they started off with a series sweep over the Miami Marlins. Washington shutout Miami, 5-0, in Game One of the series on April 8. Rotation pitcher Gio Gonzalez had another outstanding performance, allowing just three hits and zero runs in six innings pitched. Gonzalez’ record as a starter is now 2-0 so far. Anthony Rendon was hot from the plate with three RBI along with two runs scored. Adam LaRoche also scored two runs. Game Two of the series wasn’t a shutout but the Nationals still won, 10-7, April 9. Washington had to comeback from trailing by five runs to win the game, but they pulled it off thanks to a grand slam by Jayson Werth. Bryce Harper also nailed his first home run of the season. Jordan Zimmermann started the game at pitcher but lasted less than two innings before he was pulled from the mound. Zimmermann gave up seven hits and five runs in just 1.2 innings pitched. Washington went through five more pitchers in the bullpen before Rafael Soriano sealed the deal with a save in the ninth inning. Washington completed the series sweep on April 10 with a 7-1 win over the Marlins in Game Three of the series. Rotation pitcher Stephen Strasburg showed why he was once considered the next great pitcher by throwing 12 strikeouts with just three hits and one earned run allowed in 6.2 innings pitched. Werth hit another home run and Ian Desmond also had a home run.

Nationals Player(s) of the Week: Gio Gonzalez and Jayson Werth Gonzalez has easily been the Nationals best pitcher so far into the short season. He now has a 2-0 starting record for the year after pitching six shutout innings on April 8. As for batting, no one has been more consistent than Werth, who recorded seven hits, seven RBI, two home runs and six runs

April 11-12: Atlanta Continues to Haunt Nationals As they did the season’s opening week, Washington’s series sweep was followed by a series loss to the Atlanta Braves. In Game One of the series on April 11, the Nationals lost, 7-6, ending their win streak. Justin Upton hit a gametying home run for Atlanta in the eight inning, then came back to hit a single in the 10th inning that provided the gamewinning score for the Braves. Rotation pitcher Tanner Roak struggled for Washington, allowing five hits and five earned runs in just four innings pitched. The pitching woes continued for the Nationals in Game Two of the series as they lost, 6-3, on April 12. Rotation pitcher Taylor Jordan gave up 10 hits and five earned runs in five innings pitched. The poor start to the game gave Atlanta an early 4-1 lead

scored throughout the past week.

Analysis: The Washington Nationals (7-4 record) have won enough games to rank among the top teams in the National League. But their struggles against the Atlanta Braves continue to haunt them. With four losses to Atlanta already this season, the Braves now hold the tie-breaker for the top spot in the National League East division. There is still a ton of baseball left so the divisional standings don’t mean much right now. But if Washington doesn’t find a way to overcome the Atlanta Achilles heel in the future, these early season losses may come back to curse the Nationals.

Ty Barnett: D.C.’s First Boxer to Promote Own Fights

my business so far.” Barnett’s first fight under his own promotion company was on June 2013 at the D.C. Convention The Washington, D.C. area has produced several Center. It was the first match for Barnett since losing pro boxing stars, including Hall of Fame boxers perhaps the biggest match of his career to Filipino boxer Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson and Sugar Ray Mercito Gesta at Las Vegas in 2012. Leonard. The latest boxing sensation to Barnett went on to dominate his first promoted come out of the district is Lamont Peterson, event, beating Norfolk, Va. native Stephen current International Boxing Federation light Alexander with a technical knockout win in the welterweight champion. sixth round. Since then, Barnett’s promotion But even among all the greats, D.C. has company has produced two more events, never seen a boxer do what Southeast native including one of Barnett’s own fights at the Ty Barnett has accomplished. Convention Center. He won that fight, too, Barnett, 31, is the first boxer from the with a unanimous decision over 33-year-old Washington area to not only box but also Nicaraguan boxer Carlos Winston Velasquez in promote his own fights. In a role that October 2013. takes just as much business savvy as Barnett is now preparing to promote it takes boxing skills, Barnett has had Ty Barnett has a 22-3 career win- his fourth event, scheduled for May 31 at his challenges. But since establishing loss record as a pro. the Convention Center again. The event will feature Barnett as the main card, along his own promotions company, Top with pro lightweight boxer Mark Davis and Flight Productions, Barnett says his light middleweight pro Larry Recio on the boxing career and overall outlook on undercard. life has been revitalized. “Floyd Mayweather Jr. Oscar de la Hoya. Bernard Hopkins. “It’s been the highlight of my career so far and we’re Those legends set the blueprint in terms of ownership and only getting stronger and stronger with every event,” said promoting our own fights,” Barnett said. “I’m on a much Barnett, who owns a 22-3 career win-loss record as a pro. smaller scale but they’ve definitely inspired me to attack the “It’s definitely been a learning experience for me. But I’ve business side of boxing with the same aggression I use in the gained a lot of experience in the boxing industry throughout my seven-year career and it has helped me make the best of ring.” By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor


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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM33 Sallie G. Adell Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Elizabeth Hilton, whose address is 1321 Southview Drive, Apt 104, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Sallie G. Adell, who died on June 8, 2009 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 October 4, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before October 4, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: April 4, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

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PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM208 Thomas P. Melady Decedent Robert L. Pillote, Jr. Esq 6010 Executive Blvd Suite 900 Rockville, MD 20852 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Margaret B. Melady, whose address is 3016 Tilden Street, NW Apt 401, Washington, D.C. 20008 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Thomas P. Melady, who died on January 6, 2014 with a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose where-abouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before October 4, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before October 4, 2014 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: April 4, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

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TYPESET: Tue Apr 01 13:31:04 EDTCourt 2014of Superior LEGAL NOTICES Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM1189 Isabella H. Dixon Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Freddie D. Lindsay, whose address 813 M a d i s o n S t . , N W, Washington DC was appointed personal representative of the estate of Isabella H. Dixon, who died on October 7, 1995 without a Will and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 4, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before October 4, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: April 4, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

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the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM278 Anna E. Byrd Decedent Clarissa T. Edwards 2402 L’enfant Square SE Washington, DC 20020 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Keith A. Byrd, whose address is 400 M Street NW, Washington,DC 20001 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Anna E. Byrd, who died on March 12, 2011 with a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose where-abouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before October 4, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before October 4, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: April 4, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Keith A. Byrd Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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PerApril 4, 2014 TRUE TEST COPY NOTICE OF sons believed to be heirs Name of newspaper: REGISTER OF WILLS APPOINTMENT, or legatees of the deAfro-American NOTICE TO TYPESET: Tue Apr 01 13:30:38 EDT 2014 cedent who do not reWashington 04/04, 04/11, 04/18/14 CREDITORS ceive a copy of this notice Law Reporter AND NOTICE TO by mail within 25 days of UNKNOWN HEIRS Superior Court of Bruce Sanowar its first publication shall Yvonne Forrest and Kim the District of Personal so inform the Register of Edwards, whose adDistrict of Columbia Representative Wills, including name, dresses are 4903 Addaddress and relationPROBATE DIVISION ison Road, Apt 201, ship. Washington, D.C. 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TYPESET: Tue Apr 01 13:29:07 EDT 2014 TYPESET: Tue Apr 01 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM276 Verna S. Williams Decedent Theodora H. Brown, Esquire 3127 Cherry Road, NE Washington, DC 20018 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Donald L. Williams, whose address is 1731 Otis Place, NE, Washington, DC 20018 was were appointed personal representative of the estate of Verna S. Williams, who died on August 30, 2013 without a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose where-abouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 4, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before October 4, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: April 4, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM288 Corine Newman Decedent William A. Bland Esq 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW #1100 Washington, DC 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Jacqueline RobinsonRoss, whose address is 3701 Connecticut Ave. NW. #824, Washington, DC 20008 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Corine Newman, who died on July 28, 2013 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before October 4, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before October 4, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: April 4, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM139 Lillie R. Matthews A.K.A. Lillie Robinson Matthews Decedent Lawrence N. Cooper, Esq 1029 Vermont Avenue, NW, 3rd Floor Washington, DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Dorothy D. Sayles, whose address is 4321 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Lillie R. Matthews a.k.a. Lille Robinson Matthews, who died on October 8, 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 October 4, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before October 4, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: April 4, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM312 Ruth A. Cabbagestalk Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Evelyn Cabbagestalk, whose address is 2326 Virginia Ave #203, Landover, MD 20785, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Ruth A. Cabbagestalk, who died on September 27, 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 13:23:49 EDT 2014 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 October 11, 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 October 11, 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: April 11, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

TYPESET: Tue Apr 15 LEGAL NOTICES Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM326 Josephine Mays Decedent W, Alton Lewis 1450 Mercantile Lane, Suite 155 Largo, MD 20774 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, 15:11:29 EDT 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Billie-Jean V MayesBrown & Stanley J Mayes, whose addresses are 103 Brighton Knoll Court, Accokeek, MD 20607 & 1319 Wallace Pl. NW DC 20009, were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Josephine Mays, who died on July 2, 2013 without a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 18, 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 October 18, 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: April 18,, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM295 Joseph N. Grano, Jr. Decedent Donald R. Dinan, Esq 600 14th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO Bille-Jean V. UNKNOWN HEIRS 13:19:27 EDT whose 2014 adMayes-Brown Vivian Grano, Stanley J. Mayes dress is 5440 Lakefront Personal Boulevard, Apt. D, Del Representatives Ray Beach, FL 33484 was appointed personal TRUE TEST COPY representative of the REGISTER OF WILLS estate of Joseph N Grano, Jr., who died on 04/18, 04/25, 05/02/14 November 24, 2013 without a Will and will serve without Court superviEvelyn Cabbagestalk sion. All unknown heirs Personal and heirs whose Representative whereabouts are unknown shall enter their TRUE TEST COPY appearance in this proceeding. Objections REGISTER OF WILLS to such appointment shall be filed with the 04/11, 04/18, 04/25/14 Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 4, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before October 4, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of TYPESET: Tue Aprshall 15 15:31:14 EDT 2014 its first publication so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationDISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY ship. Date of Publication: INVITATION TO BID April 4, 2014 Name of newspaper: INVITATION NO.: 130200 Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Small Diameter Water Main Replacement 10a

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*Copper water services 2 inch and smaller in public and private space. *Curb stop /curb stop box, meter box and penetration through building wall and connection to first fitting inside the building including installation of a shut-off valve and pressure reducing valve. *Permanent pavement and surface restoration. The project requires completion within 550 consecutive calendar days. This project is estimated to cost between $10,000,000.00 and $15,000,000.00 DC Water will receive Bids until 2:00 p.m., local standard time on May 14, 2014.

This project may be funded in part by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A Fair Share Objective for Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises participation in this work of 32% and 6%, respectively, has been established. The program requirements are fully defined in USEPA’s ”Participation by Disadvantaged Enterprises in Procurement under EPA TRUE TEST COPY Financial Assistant Agreements - May 27, 2008”. REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue Apr 01 13:28:03 EDT 2014 The Davis-Bacon wage determinations shall apply. 04/4, 04/11, 04/18/14 Dorothy D. Sayles Personal Representative

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM280 Etta M. Kennedy Decedent Thomas H. Queen, Esq 530 Eighth Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS L u t h e r i n a R . Wa l k , whose address is 1488 Minter Road, Chester, SC 29706 was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Etta M. Kennedy, who died on February 20, 2014 with a Will and will serve without Court

Bell Henson Beverly Henderson 8100 Garners Ferry Road, Personal Representative #216 of the Estate of Mary B. Columbia, SC 29209 Harris, Deceased And Beverly Henderson 4424 2nd Street, NE Sharif Henson Personal Representative Washington, D.C. 20011 Heir of Delores Henson of the Estate of Mary B. Plaintiff 8100 Harris, Deceased v. Garners Ferry Road, #216 4424 2nd Street, NE Eugene Leroy Harris, III TYPESET: Tue2014 Apr 08 15:06:11 2014 Columbia, SC 29209 D.C. 20011 15:35:26 EDT 2014 TYPESET: Tue Apr 08 Washington, 15:07:06 EDT 4140 7th EDT Street, NW LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES And Plaintiff Washington, D.C.. 20011 Alethea v. And M. Henson Heir of Delores Henson Eugene Leroy Harris, III Superior Court of Andre Mason, Heir of Ann Superior Court of 536 Summer Vista Drive 4140 7th NWof theStreet, District Mason the District of Columbia, SC 29223 Washington, D.C.. 20011 District of Columbia 3332 Birmanwood Drive District of Columbia And And Colorado Springs, CO PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION Andre Sheila Mason, Heir ofDAnn 80920 Bell Personal ReW a s h i n g t o n , . C . Washington, D.C. presentative Mason 20001-2131 And 20001-2131 of theEstate Ruby Jack3332 Birmanwood Drive Jose A. Bell,ofPersonal ReAdministration No. Administration No. son Colorado Springs, CO presentative 2014ADM46 2014ADM322 1319 S. Street, SE 80920 Of the Estate of Charles Alberta Everette Oreda K. Rowe Washington, D.C. 20020 And Bell A.K.A. A.K.A. And Jose A. Bell,Lavinia Personal Re917 Wahler Place, SE Alberta Dyer Oreda Kelly Rowe Gwendolyn C.D.C. Riddick presentative Washington, 20032 Everette Decedent Heir Of the Estate of Charles Andof Ruby Jackson Decedent 6016 Eastern Ave, NE of Thomas A. Gentile Bell Jose A. Bell, Heir William A. Bland, Washington, 911 Silver Spring Ave, 917 Wahler Place,Esq SE Charles Bell D.C. 20011 1140 Conneticut Ave., And Lipford Suite 104 Washington, D.C. 20032 917Sharon Wahler M. Place, SE NW, #1100 Heir of Ruby Jackson S i l v e r S p r i n g , M D And Washington, D.C. 20032 Washington, DC 20036 14631 Dunbarton Drive Jose A. Bell, Heir of 20910 And Attorney UClarence p p e r M aBell, r l b o rPersonal o, MD Charles Bell Attorney NOTICE OF 20772 917 Wahler Place, SE Representative NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, And Washington, D.C. 20032 Of the Estate of John APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO Sheila Bell Christian And HenryD. Bell NOTICE TO Heir Ruby Jackson CREDITORS Clarence Bell, Personal 307 of Webster St. NW CREDITORS 1319 S. Street,D.C. SE 20011 AND NOTICE TO Representative Washington, AND NOTICE TO Washington, D.C. 20020 UNKNOWN HEIRS Of the Estate of John And UNKNOWN HEIRS Defendants Ruth Bell Addie Everette, Unknown Personal ReVernon Rowe, whose ad- Henry Webster St. NW whose address is 1823 N presentative dress is 5829 Quintana 307 Of the Estate of Daisey C a p i t o l SD.C. t . , 20011 NE, S t . , R i v e r d a l e , M D Washington, And Bell ORDER FOR Washington, DC 20002, 20737, was appointed Unknown Personal ReHeir PUBLICATION of Johnnie Bell was appointed personal personal representative presentative Address Unknown representative of the of the estate of Oreda K. Of WHEREAS before this the Estate of Daisey And estate of Alberta Rowe A.K.A. Oreda Kelly Bell for consideration is Clarence Bell, Personal Everette A.K.A. Alberta Court Rowe, who died on Feb- Heir Motion for Serof Johnnie Representative Lavnivia DyerBell Everette, Plantiffs’s ruary 26, 2014 with a Will Address vice by Publication; and Unknown Of the Estate of Michael who died on March 13, and will serve without And WHEREAS the object of Bell 2013 with a Will and will this Court supervision. All un- Clarence is toBell quiet title theof Bell, Personal Heirsuit Daisy andHeir serve without Court su- real known heirs and heirs Representative property Johnnie Bellknown as Lot pervision. All unknown Numbered whose where-abouts are Of Eight Hundred the Estate of Michael 307 Webster St. NW heirs and heirs whose Ninety-seven (897) in unknown shall enter their Bell Washington, D.C. 20011 whereabouts are unSquare Numbered Fiftya p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Heir Daisy Bell andHeir of And known shall enter their one proceeding. Objections Johnnie Bell JoanHundred Fielding Fifty-four app e a r a n St. c e NW i n t h i s (5154) the successor to such appointment (or 307 Webster Heir ofinJohnnie Bell and proceeding.D.C. Objections personal representative of 20011 Daisy Bell to the probate of de- Washington, to such appointment (or the Estate of Mary B. Har5706 Coolidge Street cedent´s will) shall be And to the probate of de- ris, Beverly Henderson, Fielding Capitol Heights, M.D. filed with the Register of Joan cedent´s will) shall be as fee simple owner; and 20743 Wills, D.C., 515 5th Heir of Johnnie Bell and filed with the Register of WHEREAS the real propAnd Daisy Bell Street, N.W., 3rd Floor erty Wills, D.C., Street 515 5th Jimelhas Bellthe address of 5706 Coolidge Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . street, Street, N.W., 3rd M.D. Floor 4140 Heir of7th Johnnie BellNW, and Heights, 20001, on or before Capitol Washington, Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Daisy Bell D.C. 20011 O c t o b e r 11 , 2 0 1 4 . 20743 (hereinafter the (”Prop16010 Excalibur Road, 20001, on or before And Claims against the de#C303and it is more fully O c t Bell o b e r 11 , 2 0 1 4 . erty”), cedent shall be pre- Jimel as20716 follows: Bowie, MD of Johnnie Claims againstBell theand de- described sented to the under- Heir Lot Andnumbered Forty-nine Bell shall be precedent signed with a copy to the Daisy (49) in George G. Brown, Clarence Bell 16010 Excalibur Road, sented to the underRegister of Wills or filed #C303 of lots Heir of Subvision Daisy Bell and signed with a copy to the Trustee’s with the Register of Wills Bowie, Square Bellnumbered MDof 20716 Register Wills or filed inJohnnie with a copy to the under- And thirty-seven (37) ”Pet307 Webster Street, NW with the Register of Wills signed, on or before Clarence AdditionD.C to the City Washington, .20011 Bell to the under- worth with a copy October 11, 2014, or be Heir of Washington”, as per And of Daisy Bell and signed, on or before forever barred. Persons Johnnie plat recorded in the Office Tucker OctoberBell 11, 2014 or be ofVeronica believed to be heirs or 307 theofSurveyor for the Heir Johnnie Bell and Webster Street, NW forever barred. Persons legatees of the decedent Washington, District of Columbia in Daisy Bell D.C .20011 believed to be heirs or who do not receive a And Liber 22 at folio 7405 County Greely Road legateesTucker of the decedent 87.Note: date copy of this notice by mail Veronica Hyattsville,At MDthe 20785, whoofdo not receive the above dewithin 25 days of its first Heir And Johnnie Bell anda hereof, copy Bell of this notice by mail scribed is designated Robert land Graham Bell publication shall so in- Daisy within 25 days of the Heirthe of Records Johnnie Bell and form the Register of 7405 Greely Roadof its first on publicationMDshall so in- assessor for the District of Daisy Bell 20785, Wills, including name, Hyattsville, form the Register of Columbia for assessment Address Unknown address and relation- And Wills, Graham including purposes as Andtaxation Unknown Personal Robert Bell name, and ship. address and relationLot Numbered Forty-Nine Representative Heir of Johnnie Bell and Date of Publication: ship. Bell (49) in Square Of the EstateNumbered of Robert Daisy April 11, 2014 Thirty-one Date of Unknown Publication: TYPESET: Tue Apr 08 15:04:38 2014 Graham EDT Bell Hundred Address Name of newspaper: Thirty-Five (3135) April 11, 2014 Address Unknown And Unknown Personal Afro-American and Name of newspaper: Representative And Washington WHEREAS the Unknown Afro-American Of the EstateCOURT of Robert Unknown Heirs and DeviSUPERIOR OF Law Reporter Personal Representative Graham Washington sees of Robert Graham THE Bell DISTRICT OF Unknown Bell Law Reporter COLUMBIA Vernon Rowe Address Addresses Unknown PROBATE DIVISION Personal And Ruth Addie Everette Washington, D.C. Representative Sharif P. Henson Personal 20001-2131 Personal Representative Administration No. Representative TRUE TEST COPY ofThe Estate of Delores 2013 LIT 58 REGISTER OF WILLS Bell Henson Linked to: TRUE TEST TYPESET: Tue Apr 08 15:05:49 TYPESET: EDTCOPY Tue 2014 Apr 08 15:05:02 EDTFerry 2014 8100 Garners Road, Estate of Mary Harris REGISTER OFB. WILLS 04/11, 04/18, 04/25/14 #216 (2011 ADM 643) Columbia, SC 29209 04/11, 04/18, 04/25/14 Superior Court of Superior Court of And Beverly Henderson the District of the Representative District of Sharif Henson Personal District of Columbia of Columbia Heir of Delores Henson of District the Estate of Mary B. 8100 Garners Ferry Road, PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION Harris, Deceased #216 Washington, D.C. D.C. 4424Washington, 2nd Street, NE Columbia, SC 29209 20001-2131 20001-2131 Washington, D.C. 20011 And Administration No. Administration No. Plaintiff Alethea M. Henson v. 2014ADM316 2014ADM304 Heir of Delores Henson Eugene Harris, III William Thompson AudreyLeroy B. Waters 536 Summer Vista Drive 4140 7th Street, NW Decedent Decedent Washington, D.C.. 20011Jr. Columbia, SC 29223 Wesley L. Clarke James E. McCollum, And 1629 K Street N. W. 7309 Baltimore Ave. And Sheila Bell Personal ReAndre Ste 300 SuiteMason, 117 Heir of Ann W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Mason College Park, MD 20740 presentative of theEstate of Ruby Jack3332 Birmanwood Drive 20006 Attorney son Colorado Springs, NOTICE OF NOTICE OF CO 1319 S. Street, SE 80920 APPOINTMENT, APPOINTMENT, Washington, D.C. 20020 And NOTICE TO NOTICE TO And Jose A. Bell, Personal ReCREDITORS CREDITORS Gwendolyn C. Riddick presentative AND NOTICE TO AND NOTICE TO Heir of Ruby Jackson Of the Estate of Charles UNKNOWN HEIRS UNKNOWN HEIRS 6016 Eastern Ave, NE Bell Jonnitta ThompsonRaymond E. Waters, III, Washington, D.C. 20011 917 Wahler Place, SE Bonilla, whose address Washington, whose address is 1641 And Sharon M. Lipford D.C. 20032 is 270 South Lawn Ave- And Crittenden Street, NE Heir of Ruby Jackson nue, North Great River, Jose W a s hA.i n g t o n , Heir D . Cof . 14631 Dunbarton Drive Bell, New York 11722 was ap- Charles 20017,Bell was appointed U p p e r M a r l b o r o , M D 20772 pointed personal repre- 917 personal representative Wahler Place, SE sentative of the estate of Washington, of the estateD.C. of Audrey 20032 B And William Thompson, who And Waters, who died on Sheila D. Bell Christian died on December 16, Clarence December 25, 2013 with Heir of Ruby Jackson Bell, Personal 2012 without a Will and Representative a Will and will serve with- 1319 S. Street, SE Estate of John will serve without Court Of outthe Court supervision. All Washington, D.C. 20020 Defendants Bell heirs and heirs supervision. All unknown Henry unknown Webster St. NW are heirs and heirs whose 307 whose where-abouts D.C. 20011 whereabouts are un- Washington, unknown shall enter their ORDER FOR known shall enter their And appearance in this PUBLICATION Unknown Personal Reappearance in this proceeding. Objections proceeding. Objections presentative to such appointment (or WHEREAS before this of Daisey to such appointment Of to the theEstate probate of de- Court for consideration is Bell shall be filed with the cedent´s will) shall be Plantiffs’s Motion for SerJohnnie Bell Register of Wills, D.C., Heir filedofwith the Register of vice by Publication; and Address Unknown 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd And Wills, D.C., 515 5th WHEREAS the object of Floor Washington, D.C. Clarence Street, N.W., Floor this suit is to quiet title the Bell, 3rd Personal 20001, on or before Representative Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . real property known as Lot O c t o b e r 11 , 2 0 1 4 . Of 20001, on of or Michael before Numbered Eight Hundred the Estate Claims against the de- Bell O c t o b e r 11 , 2 0 1 4 . Ninety-seven (897) in cedent shall be pre- Heir Claims the deSquare Numbered FiftyDaisyagainst Bell andHeir of sented to the under- Johnnie cedentBell shall be pre- one Hundred Fifty-four signed with a copy to the 307 sented to St. theNWunder- (5154) in the successor Webster Register of Wills or filed Washington, signed with D.C. a copy to the personal representative of 20011 with the Register of Wills And Register of Wills or filed the Estate of Mary B. Harwith a copy to the under- Joan with Fielding the Register of Wills ris, Beverly Henderson, as fee simple owner; and signed, on or before Heir withof a copy to the Johnnie Bellunderand Bell on or before WHEREAS the real propOctober 11, 2014, or be Daisy signed, Coolidge Streetor be erty has the address of forever barred. Persons 5706 October 11, 2014, 4140 7th street, NW, Heights,Persons M.D. believed to be heirs or Capitol forever barred. legatees of the decedent 20743 believed to be heirs or Washington, D.C. 20011 who do not receive a And legatees of the decedent (hereinafter the (”Propcopy of this notice by mail Jimel who Bell do not receive a erty”), and it is more fully Bell within 25 days of its first Heir copyofofJohnnie this notice byand mail described as follows: publication shall so in- Daisy withinBell 25 days of its first Lot numbered Forty-nine (49) in George G. Brown, Excalibur form the Register of 16010 publication shall Road, so in- Trustee’s Subvision of lots Wills, including name, #C303 form the Register of 20716 name, in Square numbered address and relation- Bowie, Wills, MD including thirty-seven (37) ”PetAnd ship. address and relation- worth Addition to the City Clarence Bell Date of Publication: ship.of Daisy Bell and of Washington”, as per Heir April 11, 2014 Date ofBell Publication: plat recorded in the Office Johnnie Name of newspaper: April 11, 2014 of the Surveyor for the 307 Webster Street, NW Afro-American Name of newspaper: District of Columbia in Washington, D.C .20011 Washington Afro-American Liber County 22 at folio And Law Reporter Washington Law 87.Note: At the date Veronica Tucker Reporter hereof, the above deHeir of Johnnie Bell and Jonitta Thompson- Daisy Bell scribed land is designated Bonilla 7405 Greely Raymond Waters III on the Records of the Road Personal Hyattsville, MD 20785, Personal assessor for the District of Representative And Representative Columbia for assessment and taxation purposes as Robert Graham Bell Lot Numbered Forty-Nine Heir of TEST Johnnie Bell and TRUE TEST COPY TRUE COPY (49) in Square Numbered Daisy Bell REGISTER OF WILLS REGISTER OF WILLS Thirty-one TYPESET: Tue Apr 08 15:04:38 EDTHundred 2014 Address Unknown Thirty-Five (3135) And Unknown Personal 04/11, 04/18, 04/25/14 and Representative And TYPESET: Tue Apr 08 15:04:38 EDT COURT 2014 WHEREAS the Unknown OfSUPERIOR the Estate of Robert Unknown Heirs and DeviOF Personal Representative Graham sees of Robert Graham THE Bell DISTRICT OF And ofBell the Estate of Robert AddressCOLUMBIA Unknown Unknown Heirs and DeviGraham Bell, if there SUPERIOR COURT OF Addresses Unknown be PROBATE DIVISION seesWashington, of Robert Graham one, THE DISTRICT OF And Robert Graham Bell, D.C. Bell his heirs divisees, the COLUMBIA Sharif P.and Henson Personal 20001-2131 Addresses Unknown Unknown Personal RePROBATE DIVISION Representative Administration No. And p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f t he Washington, D.C. ofThe Estate of Delores 2013 LIT 58 Sharif P. Linked Hensonto: Personal Estate of Daisy Bell, as 20001-2131 Bell Henson Representative asGarners those other parties Administration No. 8100 Ferry Road, Estate of Mary B. Harris well ofThe(2011 Estate of 643) Delores named 2013 LIT 58 #216 as defendants in ADM Bell Henson the caption above Linked to: Columbia, SC 29209 are 8100 Garners Ferry Road, named Estate of Mary B. Harris And In this action as Beverly Henderson #216 but many of the (2011 ADM 643) Sharif Henson Personal Representative parties, Columbia, SC 29209 number of Henson parties to Heir of Delores of the Estate of Mary B. large And this action and several Beverly Henderson 8100 Garners Ferry Road, Harris, Deceased Sharif Henson other persons who may Personal Representative #216 4424 2nd Street, NE Heir of DeloresD.C. Henson have an interest in the of the Estate of Mary B. Columbia, SC 29209 Washington, 20011 8100 Garners Ferry Road, property do not Harris, Deceased And Plaintiff subject #216 have known addresses 4424 2nd Street, NE Alethea M. Henson v. Columbia, SC 29209 and/or cannot beHenson personWashington, D.C. 20011 Heir of Delores Eugene Leroy Harris, III And ally is by the Plaintiff 536 served; SummeritVista Drive 4140 7th Street, NW Alethea M. Henson Court this 1st of April, v. Columbia, SCday 29223 Washington, D.C.. 20011 Heir of Delores Henson 2014, hereby Eugene Leroy Harris, III And And 536 Summer Vista Plaintiff’s 4140 7th Street, NW Sheila Bell that Personal ReAndre Mason, HeirDrive of Ann ORDERED Columbia, Motion for Service by PubWashington, D.C.. 20011 presentative Mason SC 29223 And l of i ctheEstate a t i o n i of s Ruby here by And Jack3332 Birmanwood Drive Sheila Bell Personal Andre Mason, Heir of Ann son Colorado Springs, ReCO GRANTED; presentative and it is further Mason 1319 S. Street, SE 80920 Linked to: Estate of Mary B. Harris (2011 ADM 643)

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the Andcaption above are this ac named In this action as Sharif Henson other p parties, but many of the Heir of Delores Henson have a large parties to 8100number GarnersofFerry Road, subject this #216action and several have k other persons who may Columbia, SC 29209 and/or have And an interest in the ally se subject do not Alethea property M. Henson Court th have Heir ofknown Deloresaddresses Henson 2014, h and/or cannot be person536 Summer Vista Drive ORDER LEGAL ally served;NOTICES it 29223 is by the Columbia, SC Motion Court And this 1st day of April, licati 2014, Sheilahereby Bell Personal ReGRANT ORDERED that Plaintiff’s presentative and it is Motion for Service by Pubof theEstate of Ruby JackORDER l son ication is hereby known GRANTED; 1319 S. Street, SE sentativ and it is further Washington, D.C. 20020 Daisy B ORDERED that the UnAnd Person known Personal RepreGwendolyn C. Riddick of the sentative of the Estate of Heir of Ruby Jackson Graham Daisy Bell, the Unknown 6016 Eastern Ave, NE one), R Personal Representative Washington, D.C. 20011 his heir ofAnd theSharon EstateM.of Robert Lipford anyone Graham Bell, Jackson (if there be Heir of Ruby these d one), Robert Graham Bell, 14631 Dunbarton Drive other p his U pheirs p e r and M a rdevisees, l b o r o , MorD interest anyone 20772 claiming under scribed these And defendants, and all cause t other persons claiming an Sheila D. Bell Christian be ente interest in theJackson above deHeir of Ruby before scribed property, 1319 S. Street, SE shall exclusi cause their appearance to Washington, D.C. 20020 legal h be entered heirein on or Defendants after th before the fortieth day, publica exclusive of Sunday and otherwi legal holidays, occurring ORDER FOR be proc after the day of the first PUBLICATION case o publication of this order; that a c otherwise, thebefore cause will WHEREAS this publish be proceeded as the in theis Court for consideration three w case of default, Plantiffs’s Motionprovided for SerAfro-A that copy of this order be viceaby Publication; and papers published once WHEREAS thea week objectforof Washi three weeks in both this suit is to quiet titlethe the porter. Afro-American Newsreal property known as Lot papers and theHundred Daily Numbered Eight Washington Re-in Ninety-sevenLaw (897) porter. Square Numbered FiftyS one Hundred Fifty-four I. Fisher (5154) inGerald the successor 04/1 Jugdeof personalAssociate representative SignedofinMary Chambers the Estate B. Harris, Beverly Tue Henderson, TYPESET: Apr 15 15:35:03 04/18, 04/25/14 as 04/11, fee simple owner; and WHEREAS the real propertySuperior has theCourt address of of 4140the 7th street, District of NW, Washington, D.C. 20011 District of Columbia (hereinafter the (”PropPROBATE DIVISION erty”), and it is more fully Washington, D.C. described as follows: 20001-2131 Lot numbered Forty-nine Administration No. (49) in George G. Brown, 2014ADM306 Trustee’s Subvision of lots Lelia Hendricks in Square numbered Stribing thirty-seven (37) ”PetA.K.A. worth Addition to the City Leila Hendricks as Stribof Washington”, per ling plat recorded in the Office Decedent of the Surveyor for the Shelby District G. of Hamilton, Columbia in Liber County 22 at folio Esquire 87.Note: At theCourt date 1907 Barrington hereof, the above deMitcheliville, MD 20721 scribed land is designated Attorney on the Records NOTICE OF of the assessor for the District of APPOINTMENT, Columbia for assessment NOTICE TO and taxation purposes as CREDITORS Lot AND Numbered Forty-Nine NOTICE TO (49) in Square Numbered UNKNOWN HEIRS Thirty-one Hundred Shelby G. Hamilton,, EsThirty-Five (3135) quire, whose address is and 1907 Barrington Court WHEREAS the Unknown Mitchellville, MD 20721, Personal Representative was appointed personal representative of the of the ofEstate of Robert estate Lelia Hendricks GrahamLeila Bell, Hendricks if there be A.K.A. one, Robert Graham Bell, Stribling who died the on his heirs and divisees, March 17, Personal 2014 withRea Unknown Will and will serve withpresentatives of the out Court supervision. All Estate of Daisy Bell, as unknown heirs andparties heirs well as those other whose named where-abouts as defendantsare in unknown shallabove enter their the caption are anamed p p e a rIn a nthis c e action i n t h ias s proceeding. Objections parties, but many of the to such appointment large number of parties(or to to probate of dethisthe action and several cedent´s will) who shall may be other persons havewith an the interest in the filed Register of subject D.C., property not Wills, 515do5th have known Street, N.W., addresses 3rd Floor and/or personW a s h icannot n g t o nbe , D .C. ally served; by the 20001, on itoris before Court this 1st day of O c t o b e r 1 8 , 2 0April, 14. 2014, hereby Claims against the deORDERED that be Plaintiff’s cedent shall preMotion fortoService by Pubsented the underl i c a t i with o n ai scopy h e to r ethe by signed GRANTED; Register of Wills or filed and it is further with the Register of Wills ORDERED that the Unwith a copy to the underknown Personal Represigned, on or before sentative of the Estate of October 18,the 2014 or be Daisy Bell, Unknown forever barred. Persons Personal Representative believed to beofheirs or of the Estate Robert legatees of the(ifdecedent Graham Bell, there be who do notGraham receiveBell, a one), Robert copy of this notice by mail his heirs and devisees, or within 25 claiming days of its first anyone under publication shall so these defendants, and inall form the Register other persons claiming of an interestincluding in the above deWills, name, scribed property, shall address and relationcause their appearance to ship. be entered heirein on or Date of Publication: before fortieth day, April 18,the 2014 exclusive of Sunday and Name of newspaper: legal holidays, Afro-American occurring after the day of the first Washington publication of this order; Law Reporter otherwise, the cause will be proceeded as the in the Shelby G. Hamilton,Esq case of default,Personal provided that a copy of this order be publishedRepresentative once a week for three weeks in both the TRUE TEST COPY Afro-American NewsREGISTER WILLS papers andOFthe Daily Washington Law Re04/18, porter. 04/25, 05/02/14 Gerald I. Fisher Associate Jugde Signed in Chambers

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Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS L u t h e r i n a R . Wa l k , whose address is 1488 13:20:42 EDT 2014 Minter Road, Chester, LEGAL NOTICES SC 29706 was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Etta M. Kennedy, who died on February 20, 2014 with a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before October 4, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before October 4, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: April 4, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

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of the Estate of Robert Graham Bell, if there be one, Robert Graham Bell, his heirs and divisees, the Unknown Personal Representatives of the Estate of Daisy Bell, as well as those other parties named as defendants in the caption above are named In this action as parties, but many of the large number of parties to this action and several other persons who may have an interest in the subject property do not have known addresses and/or cannot be personally served; it is by the Court this 1st day of April, 2014, hereby ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Service by Publication is hereby GRANTED; and it is further ORDERED that the Unknown Personal Representative of the Estate of


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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM172 Floyd W. Simpson, Sr. Decedent James E. McCollum Jr. 7309 Baltimore Ave. Suite 117 College Park, MD 20740 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Floyd W. Simpson, Jr. and Diane L. Simpson, whose addresses are 3267 Prince Rainier Pl, Forestville, MD 20747 & 9910 Raintree Way Clinton, MD 20735 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Floyd W. Simpson, Sr, who died on December 19, 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 October 18, 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 October 18, 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: April 18, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM360 Emily Anne Palmer Decedent Bobby G. Henry Jr. 9701 Apollo Drive, Suite 201 Largo, MD 20774 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Charles Julius Palmer III, whose address is 2226 Good Hope Rd, SE Washington DC 20020 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Emily Anne Palmer, who died on January 28, 2014 without a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose where-abouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (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 October 18, 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 October 18, 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: April 18, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM324 Sean Franklin Sasser Decedent Darryl F. White 302 Mississippi Ave Silver Spring, MD 20910 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Michael Jon Kaplan, whose address is 201 I Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Sean Franklin Sasser, who died on August 7, 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 October 18, 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 October 18, 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: April 18, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM339 Patricia Mayhew Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Rudolph John Mayhew, whose address is 1415 Tuckerman St. #104 NW, Washington, DC 20011, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Patricia Mayhew, who died on February 8, 2014 without a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 18, 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 October 18, 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: April 18, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM329 Gloria P. Jenkins Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Sherwin P. Price, whose address is 812 Sero Pine Lane, Fort Washington, MD 20744, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Gloria P. Jenkins, who died on February 25, 2014 with a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose where-abouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before October 18, 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 October 18, 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: April 18, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

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TYPESET: Apr 15 15:36:41 EDT 2014 04/18, 04/25,Tue 05/2/14 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM362 Gregory R. Zehnacker Decedent Robert J. Coyne, Esquire 400 University Boulevard West Silver Spring, MD 20901 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Charlotte Zehnacker, whose address is 4717 Wissahican Ave, Rockville, MD 20853, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Gregory R. Zehnacker, who died on February 18, 2014 without a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 18, 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 October 18, 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: April 18, 2018 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM337 Georgette Robinson Decedent John A. Waller 2217 Falling Creek Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20904 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Rosie Ford, whose address is 13100 Collingwood Tr. Silver Spring MD 20904 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Georgette Robinson, who died on November 26, 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 October 18, 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 October 18, 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: April 18, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Rosie Ford Personal Representative

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Superior Court of the District of 15:37:46 2014 DistrictEDT of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM328 Leola Mae Jones Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS B a r b a r a J . O u t l a w, whose address is 10103 Goosecreek Court, Clinton, MD 20735, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Leola Mae Jones, who died on December 12, 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 October 18, 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 October 18, 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: April 18, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Barbara J. Outlaw Personal Representative

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