PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY EDITION
Volume 122 No. 26
FEBRUARY 8, 2014 - FEBRUARY 14, 2014
Erotic Novelist and Publisher Zane Tops List of Maryland Tax Evaders By Zachary Lester AFRO Staff Writer (Feb. 2, 2014) Entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author Kristina L. Roberts, known by the pen name Zane, owes the state of Maryland $340,833.58, earning her the number one spot on the state’s individual delinquent taxpayers list. State Comptroller Peter Franchot released the names of the top 25 individual and business tax scofflaws on Jan. 27. Together, the individuals and businesses owe the state almost $15 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest, according to a statement from Franchot. Franchot publishes the
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names of the top tax evaders as part of his “Caught in the Web” program, which seeks to pressure tax scofflaws into paying what they owe. “The Caught in the Web program highlights the small number of Marylanders who have chosen to take advantage of the benefits of this great state, but who make a conscious effort to avoid paying taxes,” said Franchot in the statement. “These are not people simply down on their luck and unable to pay, but individuals and business
New Coalition Seeks Cleanup of Anacostia Watershed By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO The State Comptroller says Zane owes over $340,000 in taxes. owners who knowingly thumb their noses at the vast majority of Maryland taxpayers who fulfill their legal obligations to the state.” Roberts lives in Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County. According to her Facebook page, she has written 30 books, is publisher of Strebor Books/ATRIA/ Simon and Schuster and is the creator, scriptwriter and Continued on A5
Seven local environmental groups and businesses joined forces Feb. 3 in a new coalition, United for a Healthy Anacostia River, to advocate the cleanup of that polluted waterway and educate the public about its toxic content. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Anacostia estuary, a tributary of the Potomac River that drains an area of approximately 176 square miles of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in
in the Chesapeake Bay system. Scientists have found elevated concentrations of hazardous substances including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), lead, other trace elements, pesticides and even fecal bacteria from sewage, according to the Scientists have District Department of found elevated Environment. concentrations of If those noxious hazardous substances contaminants are not in the Anacostia River. Wikipedia.org removed, they can pose grave risks to aquatic and Maryland and Washington, human life and undermine D.C., “has some of the potential development in the poorest water quality recorded Continued on A3
Carter G. Woodson: Negro History Celebration Needed to Dispel Myths about Blacks By Zachary Lester AFRO Staff Writer
When Carter G. Woodson launched Negro History Week in Feb. 1926, the event was heralded in the AFRO. “Negro History Week is Observed Public Schools,” a story dated Feb. 20, 1926 was headlined and underneath, ran Continued on A5
AFRO Archives clippings: Negro History Week Feb. 20, 1926; “False” History Feb. 20, 1926; Why Negro History Week Feb. 25, 1933; Negro History Week Pamphlet Dec. 16, 1933
Prince George’s County Police Seek Suspect in 2012 Killing
Black Press Attacked for Efforts to Strengthen Ties with Africa By Floyd Alvin Galloway Special to the NNPA from the Arizona Informant
By AFRO Staff
Black media critic Richard Prince has launched a series of attacks on a National Newspaper Publishers Associationled delegation that traveled to Morocco in early January at the expense of the government, writing under one headline: “Black-Press Visitors to Morocco Called Pawns.” Prince, who has spent all of his professional career with White-owned newspapers, made only a passing reference to Israel’s practice of funding trips for U.S. journalists and dignitaries.
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Laquette Dunn wants the person responsible for killing her son brought to justice. She and Prince George’s County police detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying and locating the killer. Dunn’s son, George Waymer Jr., 16, was fatally shot July 8, 2012 while playing basketball with his Legacy.com buddies in the 5700 block of George Waymer Jr. was Aspen Street in Fairmount fatally shot July 8, 2012. Heights. Police believe robbery was the motive in the shooting.
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“I do know that justice needs to be served and whoever did this to my son needs to be put away because they could very well do this to someone else’s child, or another person, and that’s not right,” Dunn said in a statement released by Prince George’s County police. Detectives believe the culprits were traveling in a green Ford Crown Victoria that was observed in the neighborhood around the time of the shooting. According to an obituary on Legacy.com, Continued on A5
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Dr. Michael V. Drake, chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, has been named president of Ohio State University. It is the first time that the state’s largest university system will be headed by an African American. Drake, 63, will be the 15th president of Ohio State. The Columbus Dispatch Michael V. Drake reported that Drake met with university officials Jan. 30 to accept their offer to serve as Ohio State’s president. Drake attended Sacramento City College before switching to Stanford, where he completed his undergraduate degree. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where he began his teaching career. His specialty is ophthalmology. In 2005, he became the chief administrator at UC Irvine. There, he ushered in the building of a new law school and the creation of a school of education and reenergized the medical school, which had been investigated after being the site of scandal, the Dispatch reported.
Study: Guns Account for 20 Kid and Young Adult Hospitalizations a Day
Firearms accounted for 20 hospitalizations a day in 2009 for children and young adults according to a study published this week in Pediatrics, the medical journal for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Of the 7,391 cases documented, the numbers were highest for American males between the ages of 15 and 19, but at least three hospitalizations a day were booked for children under 15. The report paints more detail of the relationship between firearms and Americans aged 20 and under-- and it’s not a good one for African American males. “I was surprised that it’s almost one child every hour that is seriously injured or killed,” said co-author Dr. Robert Sege, T:11”of Medicine’s Department of of the Boston University School
Pediatrics. When asked about what the numbers say for the African American community, Sege said. “It’s clearly a huge problem for African American men.” “When you look at the 15-to-19 age group, their rate is 150 per 100,000,” he told the AFRO. “That’s a very high rate. There are a lot of young men being shot, but [Black men] are 13 times more likely than White men to be hospitalized for firearm injuries.” According to the report, 44 percent of the adolescent and child patients hospitalized were Black males. Assault was the most common cause. Sege said he has been studying adolescent injuries due to violence and working on policy issues surrounding firearm injuries to children for roughly 20 years. The report was compiled by Dr. Julie R. Gaither, of the Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Dr. John M. Leventhal, of Yale’s Department of Pediatrics. The two physicians and Sege studied the latest Kids’ Inpatient Database.
Trayvon Martin Killer, George Zimmerman Entering Celebrity-Boxing Ring
George Zimmerman, who was acquitted last year in the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, has agreed to participate in a celebrity-boxing match, according to published reports. Zimmerman claims that he is an amateur boxer. A Twitter account George attributed to him linked to a story on radaronline.com where he is quoted Zimmerman saying the fight’s organizer is looking for an opponent for him. He said “prior to the incident,” which likely refers to the night in 2012 when he fatally shot Trayvon after following the 17-year-old as the youth returned home from the store, he was boxing to work out and lose weight. He said he was put in touch with Feldman, the founder of Celebrity Boxing, by a friend. He said it was his idea to climb into the ring. He said some of the proceeds will go to charity, but did not say how much he will be paid. Since his acquittal, Zimmerman has made news several times for being arrested.
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US Archives to Display Emancipation Proclamation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Archives is placing the original Emancipation Proclamation on display in Washington to mark Black History Month. The special display will run from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17. The document will be shown in the archives’ new “Records of Rights” permanent exhibit about the evolution of rights and freedoms from the nation’s founding. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War in 1863 to proclaim that freedom of all slaves held in the South. The proclamation also was an invitation for black men to join the Union Army and Navy, and it made slavery a top wartime issue. The original document is displayed for only a limited time each year because of its fragile condition.
The Emancipation Proclamation on display at a media event in Jan. 2013 at the National Archives.
Virginia Car Dealer Becomes First Black Rolls Royce Dealer By AFRO Staff Tom Moorehead, who owns BMW and Mini dealerships in
Sterling, Va., has become the first African American to acquire a Rolls-Royce franchise, according to Autonews.com.
“Moorehead acquired RollsRoyce Motor Cars Sterling on Dec. 30,” the website said. “That makes him the operator of one of 35 U.S.
Rolls-Royce dealerships...The store had been operated by Euro Motorcars Inc. in Bethesda, Md.” Moorehead, chairman of the
National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, believes the dealership will sell as many as 40 new and 10 used cars each month.
New Coalition Continued from A1
area, the coalition said. “The Anacostia River has long been a polluted dividing line between the East and West sides of the District,” said Doug Siglin, chair of the coalition and executive director of the Federal City Council’s Anacostia River Initiative. But, he added, “Cities all over the world are beginning to view their rivers and waterways as economic, social, cultural and recreational assets. [And the Anacostia River] is a place where residents of the District of Columbia—Black, White, rich, poor, gay, straight—can come together, be together, work together and play together.” The Anacostia watershed—84 percent of which lies in Maryland and 16 percent in D.C.—has suffered years of degradation due to urban development and industry. The most significant sources of pollutants are sewer overflows and urban stormwater discharges, the EPA said. Additionally,
several industrial facilities—Pepco Benning Road, CSX Transportation Benning Yard, Poplar Point, Kenilworth Park Landfill, Washington Gas Light Co., and the Washington Navy Yard—are within close proximity to the river and contribute to the contamination. Furthermore, 98 percent of the tidal wetlands and nearly 75 percent of the freshwater wetlands within the watershed have been destroyed, which further endangers the river’s environmental health. For more than two decades, D.C. and Maryland agencies along with nonprofit groups have worked to repair the river, including rehabilitating sewer systems and launching public “no litter” campaigns. On Jan. 30, the District Department of the Environment published a remedial investigation work plan for public comment. The plan outlines DDOE efforts to study the nature
of the toxins in the Anacostia and their sources, and will guide its future efforts to remove toxic sediments from the river. But the coalition believes the District should undertake an aggressive plan to ameliorate the toxic pollution in the river and initiate those efforts by January 2017. To support that goal, the group has launched a “robust” social media campaign to educate and mobilize District residents to agitate on behalf of faster remediation. “The experience of other jurisdictions that have done this is that the process takes a long time,” Siglin said. “The more the public understands and is engaged, the faster the process goes.” The campaign’s current centerpiece is an online petition, posted on Change.org, urging Mayor Vincent Gray and members of the D.C. Council to “make cleaning up the toxins in the Anacostia River a top priority.”
independence from Morocco. Prince wrote, “…Ahmed Boukhari, the Polisario’s representative to the U.N., told Journal-isms that Morocco’s bankrolling of the black-press trip had ulterior motives.
could have looked at his series on China last year to know that he is not gullible. If you went by the tone of Prince’s coverage, you would think that the Black journalists had visited a pariah nation, instead of the first country to formally recognize U.S. independence. You also would not have known that President Obama recently hosted Morocco King
Black Press Attacked Continued from A1
Prince strongly criticized the 14-member delegation for taking the all-expense paid trip because journalistic standards prohibit such trips. However, in a major disservice to Black media, he neglected to point out that the Black Press does not have anywhere near the same resources as the White media and therefore should not be held to the same standard. In one article, Prince quoted the travel policies of such news organizations as the New York Times and the Washington Post, which have significantly more financial resources than the Black Press. “Of course, we understand that it is preferable that we pay our own way on such trips,” said NNPA Chairman Cloves C. Campbell, Jr. “But since we’re not getting our fair share of ad dollars and therefore don’t have the resources to pay for the trips, we have to come up with creative ways of covering Africa because the Motherland is too important for us to ignore.” Africa is so important that seven of the 10 fastestgrowing economies in the world are there—Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Congo, Ghana, Zambia and Nigeria. Prince published pictures
of the delegation in the southern province of Dakhla and a photo of NNPA News Service Editor-inChief George E. Curry near the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, crediting the wrong photographer in both
discuss and we’re under no obligation to write anything.” Campbell also rejected the back-handed charge that journalists who went on the trip “are not well informed about what is going on in Western Sahara” or that
“The journalists who went on the trip are probably better informed about that region than most White journalists.” –Cloves Campbell
cases. Prince quoted a representative of Morocco’s opponent in the ongoing dispute over Western Sahara but did not quote anyone from the Moroccan government. Morocco claims the land as part of its country and proposes that it remain part of the country but retain its own autonomy, a position contested by neighboring Algeria through the Polisario Front. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro (Polisario), an organization that has sought independence for the former Spanish territory since 1973, has called for a referendum that will offer residents the choice between autonomy or
“’In my opinion [it] is a trip politically motivated and with political objectives related to Western Sahara. Morocco’s credibility has been stained these last years as a consequence of human rights violations in Western Sahara,’ he said. ‘Journalists who are not well informed about what is going on in Western Sahara and sensitive to a good reception could be used as a propaganda tool. In any case, any journalist of this group could and in my opinion must be authorized by Morocco to enter into contact with Saharawi human rights defenders.’” However, as NNPA’s Campbell stated, “No limitations have been placed on what we can write or
they “could be used as a propaganda tool.” “The journalists who went on the trip are probably better informed about that region than most White journalists,” Campbell stated. In an interview, Curry took issue with the idea that Black journalists may have been duped. “I am disappointed, but not surprised that Richard [Prince] would even raise that issue prior to seeing anything we have written,” he said. “Naturally, we will tell both sides of this story.” Curry, a former Washington correspondent and New York bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune and former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, said Prince
Mohammed VI. Campbell declared, “We are going to continue taking trips to Africa, regardless of what anyone writes. We openly acknowledge who funds our trips and trust that our readers are intelligent enough to know if we are presenting news that is fair to each side.”
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Losing Bidders Won’t Sue Over Prince George’s Casino
Obama Visits Buck Lodge Middle School
By Brian Witte The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials say the two losing bidders for a casino license near the nation’s capital have agreed not to oppose a commission’s decision to grant
the license to MGM Resorts International. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency said Tuesday that Penn National Gaming and Greenwood Racing have signed an agreement that they will not file a lawsuit seeking to have the decision reversed. MGM won the state’s sixth casino license in December to build the casino next to National Harbor in Prince George’s County. It is the last license currently allowed under the law. Donald Fry, chairman of the state commission that granted the license, says the panel took strong steps to make sure the awarding of the license was consistent with the criteria created by the state’s Legislature.
President Obama spoke about his ConnetED goal of connecting 99% of students to next generation broadband and wireless technology within five years, Feb. 4 at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Md.
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Carter G. Woodson Continued from A1
subhead: “School Heads Report City Wide Study of Achievements of Men and Women of Race.” The story detailed what instructors at Baltimore’s Black schools did to commemorate the week. At School No. 108, for example, students “were taught the National Negro Anthem.” At Douglass Junior High, students sang the anthem and presented “brief biographies of the lives of Negroes at the daily assembly.” At the Colored
Vocational School, “students observed the week by a discussion of outstanding Negro characters. Among those given attention were Crispus Attucks, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Booker T. Washington, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, [AFRO founder John H. Murphy]” and others. In creating the event, Woodson, founder of what is now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), made an eloquent argument for the need for Blacks’ history to be recognized and celebrated. His argument was the subject of a lecture he gave to Baltimore teachers that was reported in an AFRO story also dated Feb. 20, 1926, headlined “School Books Give False History Ideas.” “There exists a propaganda, a systemized plan to educate the world into believing that the African was only intended to become a hewer of wood and a drawer of water—a burden bearer for superior people,” Woodson told teachers. “…It’s our job to get the truth of Negro history over first to Negroes, who for generations have been told they have no history, and then to take the truth to white people.” Later, Woodson, who wrote occasionally for the AFRO, would come to be known as the “Father of Black History.” His parents had been enslaved, but he had a yearning for education that led him to become only the second Black person in history to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard. He founded in 1915 when he was 40 years old. A year later, he founded the Journal of Negro History, which became the Journal of African American History. In 1937, he also created the Negro History Bulletin, which was later changed to the Black History Bulletin. The publications were focused on educating readers about Black life and history. By the time the Negro History Week reached its seventh year, some of the AFRO’s editors were opposing it. In an editorial dated Feb. 25, 1933 entitled “Why Negro History Week,” the writer describes a scene where Johnny, a young boy, questions the commemoration. It is “harder to remember, trying to cram it all down at one time!” the child said of trying to recognize so much information in one week. The AFRO writer agreed. “We are at heart uncompromisingly opposed to the Negro History Week observance because of the idea of separation that it sets up,” the newspaper said.”Further, it is observed only in Negro schools, and white children, who need to be taught as much as our own that the Negro has not always been a dullard and a burden in America, are not given the benefit of this knowledge, and their conception of the race is dwarfed, and the march toward justice is therefore retarded. This is criminal. We are in hearty accord with little Johnny—we’ll take our Negro history along with the rest.” In 1976, the commemoration was lengthened to the entire month of February and named Black History Month.
AFRO Archives clippings: Federation Asked Hi Building Jan. 23, 1926; Negro Was First to Discover America Feb. 13, 1926
Police Seek Suspect Continued from A1
George, called Lil George by his family, was born in Washington D.C. and attended public schools in the District and Prince George’s. When he was just 10
he would be drafted into the NFL, the obit said. As is often the case with street violence, police investigators working on the case believe someone out
“I believe George and his friends weren’t the only people approached that night.” – Detective Jeffery Eckrich
years old, he began a job sweeping floors at the Largo One Barbershop in Largo, where he eventually learned to cut hair. He attended the Virginia National Guard Commonwealth Challenge Youth Academy in Virginia Beach, Va. His favorite pro football team was the Baltimore Ravens and his dream was to attend the University of Miami to play college football in hopes that
there can help them identify and locate the suspect or suspects responsible for the killing. “I believe somebody saw something out there,” said Detective Jeffery Eckrich. “I believe George and his friends weren’t the only people approached that night.” Anyone with information is asked to contact the police homicide unit.
On Feb. 3, U.S. Rep Donna Edwards (D-Md.) continued her “2014 HBCU STEM Tour” with a visit to Prince George’s County Community College in Largo. She met with PGCC President Charlene M. Dukes , toured the Centers for Health Studies and Advance Technologies and visited the 3D Printing Lab.
Erotic Novelist Continued from A1
executive producer of two cable TV series—Zane’s Sex Chronicles and Zane’s The Jump Off— on Cinemax. Strebor is Roberts spelled backwards. Roberts could not be reached for comment. Since the “Caught in the Web” program started 14 years ago, the state comptroller’s office has collected more than $27 million from delinquent taxpayers whose names appeared on one of the agency’s lists. When an individual fails to pay their taxes, the comptroller first notifies them by letter that specifies the amount they owe. If the tax payer fails to pay up, the comptroller has several options: filing a lien; garnishing the taxpayer’s wages; blocking renewal of their state business, professional and occupational licenses; attaching assets; and taking state and federal tax refunds to satisfy the debt, among other options.
Before the list is posted, the taxpayers who have been listed are notified so they have ample time to make arrangements or pay the back taxes, the statement said. This year’s list includes 11 people who live outside of Maryland, including one from D.C.; six Prince George’s County residents; two Montgomery County residents; two Howard County residents; and one resident each from Anne Arundel, Baltimore city, Baltimore County and Queen Anne County. The individual list can be viewed at: http://comptroller.marylandtaxes.com/Media_Services/ wp-content/upLoads/CITW_Indiv-Jan-2014.pdf. The business evaders list can be viewed at: http://comptroller.marylandtaxes.com/Media_ Services/wp-content/upLoads/CITW_Biz-Jan-2014.pdf.
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Black Engineer of the Year Award Winners 2014 Black Engineer of the Year Stephanie Hill Vice President & General Manager, Information Systems & Global Solutions Lockheed Martin Corporation Career Achievement-Government Barry Williams Chief Engineer - Forward Deployed in Afghanistan United States Army Engineer School
Diversity Leadership – Industry Joyce E. Tucker Esq. Vice President The Boeing Company
Special Recognition Jasmine C. Bridges Manufacturing Engineer The Boeing Company
K-12 Promotion of Education Tamara Floyd-Smith Professor, Chemical Engineering Department Tuskegee University
Pamela (Pam) D. Carter Vice President The Boeing Company
Gerard Spivey Principal Investigator-Cyber Software Engineer Northrop Grumman Corporation
Courtney Coulter Computer Engineer Dept. of the Army, CommunicationsElectronics Research, Development and Engineering Center
Nicole Theberg Deputy Assistant Program Manager, Systems Engineering Naval Air Systems Command
Lifetime Achievement Ronald Bradley Vice President, Gas PECO / Exelon Corporation
Career Achievement – Industry Gerald Johnson North America Manufacturing Vice President General Motors Company Art Lofton Vice President, Global Quality Northrop Grumman Corporation
Danielle Smith Supervisor, Design Services Exelon/Baltimore Gas & Electric Company
Most Promising Engineer-Government Justin Smith Engineer Officer U.S. Coast Guard
Donald Coulter Computer Scientist Dept. of the Army, CommunicationsElectronics Research, Development and Engineering Center
College-Level Promotion of Education Stephen Cox Regional Director Drexel University
Most Promising Engineer-Industry Lester McCoy Sr. Systems Engineer Raytheon Company
Kami Downey Chemist Naval Air Systems Command
Community Service Paige Lewter Electronics Engineer Naval Air Systems Command
Jada Parker Civil/Structural Engineer CH2M HILL
Antoinette Gant District Commander U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District
Martin Rodgers Executive Director Accenture
Outstanding Technical Contribution – Industry Marian Croak AT&T Corporation
Kenneth Harris Division Manager Naval Surface Warfare Center
Corporate Promotion of Education Robyn De Wees Director Northrop Grumman Corporation
Osamuyimen Stewart Chief Scientist IBM Research - Africa
Dean’s Award Adrian Webb Senior Engineer-Design Caterpillar, Inc. Diversity Leadership Victoria Dixon Director, HR/EEO/EO/Officer U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
Pioneer Award Russell Ford Vice President and Global Services Leader Drinking Water Infrastructure CH2M HILL Professional Achievement – Government Zeita Merchant Exec. Officer, Marine Safety Unit Texas City U.S. Coast Guard
Tymon D. Wallace Architect U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gregory West Test Program Manager Northrop Grumman Corporation Robert Williams Reactor Inspector U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Technical Sales and Marketing Lai Lau Lead Product Marketing Manager AT&T Corporation Marsha Malone Director, Government Relations Lockheed Martin Corporation
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Visionary Award Kevin Ward Product Development Chrysler Group LLC
Steven Oh Director-Network Sales AT&T Corporation
2014 BEYA STEM Conference Emerald Honors Scientist of the Year 2013 Anthony Ng’oma Research Associate & Manager Corning Incorporated
Calvin Pennamon Manager & Lead Engineer Northrop Grumman Corporation Alonzie ScottIII Director, Enterprise Talent Management Office Naval Sea Systems Command
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Most Promising Scientist – Government Aaron Brundage Principal, R&D Mechanical Engineer Sandia National Laboratories Charles Doxley Aerospace Science and Technology Communications Electronics Engineer NASA Glenn Research Center Most Promising Scientist - Industry Ronald Grover Staff Researcher, Propulsion Systems Research Lab General Motors Company Outstanding Technical Contribution Industry Solomon Assefa Science and Technology Program Manager, Growth Markets and Strategic Initiatives IBM Corporation Professional Achievement – Industry Shellie Weems Senior Director Health IT Dovel Technologies Research Leadership Norman Bucknor Staff Researcher General Motors Global Research & Development Research Leadership Xidong Xu Systems Engineer The Boeing Company
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The Great Divide of Income Inequality
“Income inequality” have become the political buzzwords of 2014. In his State of the Union address, President Obama made it a central theme of his second term. Both progressive Democrats and conservative Republicans in Congress are making the issue a focus of this year’s mid-term elections, and leading voices for human rights have called Marc H. Morial on government and business NNPA Columnist leaders to take immediate action to close the income gap for the sake of long-term economic and social stability. As leaders from government, business and NGO sectors around the world gathered in Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting last week, the issue of inequality was atop the agenda. The organization’s “Global Risks 2014” report recently revealed that the “chronic gap between the incomes of the richest and poorest citizens is seen as the risk that is most likely to cause serious damage globally in the coming decade.” Another voice was added to the chorus last week when the British-based anti-poverty organization Oxfam International released a report in advance of the Davos gathering revealing that the richest 85 people in the world control as much wealth as the bottom half of the global population, or about 3.5 billion people. “It is staggering that in the 21st century, half of the world’s population owns no more than a tiny elite whose numbers could all sit comfortably in a single train carriage,” Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanyima said. “Widening inequality is creating a vicious circle where wealth and power are increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few, leaving the rest of us to fight over crumbs from the top table.” According to the same report, the gap between rich and poor in the U.S. has grown at a faster rate than any other developed country; the richest 1 percent of Americans have received 95 percent of the wealth created following the economic crisis in
2009, while the bottom 90 percent of Americans have become poorer. While both sides of the political ping-pong table in the United States are focused on the domestic crisis and implications of this global problem, there are disturbing signs that the issue may fall prey to the same kind of ideological posturing that has stymied recent efforts to create jobs, reduce unemployment, raise the minimum wage and help the long-term unemployed. In fact, as reported by CNNMoney, almost two-thirds of the delegates surveyed during a debate in Davos on Jan. 31 said that the widening gap, or what I call “The Great Divide,” between rich and poor is having a corrosive effect on U.S. politics. For example, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) saw the problem not as one of income inequality but of “opportunity inequality” and continues to resist efforts to raise the minimum wage. To be clear, opportunity inequality is alive and thriving in America; but any attempts to separate it from income inequality are divertive and lacking recognition of the correlation between the two. During a recent visit to Detroit, where unemployment has been above 15 percent for more than a year, Sen. Rand Paul (RKy.) said that it would be a “disservice” to the jobless to extend their unemployment benefits beyond the current limit. Further, Ryan, another potential presidential candidate, has traveled the country declaring how the government safety net—programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Head Start—has “failed miserably.” In contrast, President Obama has warned that “The combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe.” He
has called for an increase in the minimum wage—a move the National Urban League has been pushing since 2006—and an extension of unemployment benefits as first steps in addressing the problem. On Jan. 9, he announced the creation of five “Promise Zones,” in San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, southeastern Kentucky and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma that will receive targeted government tax incentives to create jobs and reduce unemployment. The need is clear. The Urban League has raised this issue constantly over the last several years, and people are finally listening. We must not let the seriousness and urgency of this problem get caught in the crossfire of ideological warfare. Americans need policy solutions developed in partnership with corporate, government and non-profit leaders—now. Awareness is good, but action is better. Marc H. Morial, former mayor of New Orleans, is president and CEO of the National Urban League.
Facing the Challenges of Business Ownership
There is nothing like doing what you love to do— and it’s even better when others share your vision and goals. Tuesday, Jan. 28 was almost perfect. Along with three key supporters of the U.S. Black Chambers, I started the day off telling the U.S. Black Chambers story on TV One’s “News One Now with Roland Martin.” Joining me on air Ron Busby Sr. were Marie Johns, former NNPA Columnist deputy administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration; Michael Grant, president of the National Bankers Association; and Antwanye Ford, co-founder of Enlightened, Inc., one of America’s premier Black-owned businesses. Martin cut right to the reason we were guests on his show, asking if we expected that President Obama’s State of the Union address would include anything to benefit Black America, particularly Black businesses?
Johns said that, despite the horror stories that make up the reality of far too many Black businesses, there are Small Business Administration programs that deliver as promised. In fact, Ford’s company, Enlightened, Inc., recently graduated from the SBA’s 8(a) program and is now a $16 million, 150-employee company as a result of taking advantage of federal procurement opportunities. Of course, it’s not easy, and every business won’t meet the same level of success, but the opportunity is there. “The 8(a) experience forced us to think in terms of scale,” Ford said. “Too often, Black businesses find themselves unprepared when confronted with ‘next stage’ opportunities. The SBA program, coupled with the relationships gained through our chamber membership, are key advantages for our company—and we wouldn’t be here without those experiences.” His words are a reminder of the heartbeat of chamber membership and why we stress to business owners across the country the importance of U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and its network. Membership in a local chamber is key, but the relationships gained through membership in the USBC make it possible to connect a business in Columbus with a contact in Phoenix, for example. Grant assured viewers that banks, and minority banks in particular, really do want to lend money. However, they have to
make certain that the risk they take is small. Black banks feel loan losses more acutely than larger, national and international financial institutions; they need the earnings from lending activity just as much as the big boys. Together, Johns, Ford and Grant told the story of USBC: advocacy, access to capital, access to contracting, entrepreneur training and Chamber development. Our five pillars of service deliver answers to the challenges faced by Black business owners across America. Did we answer Martin’s question? I don’t know. What I do know is that immediately following the broadcast, the White House called for our input on the president’s proposal to increase the minimum wage. We know from our experience that Black businesses typically pay above minimum rates to keep good employees, so we know what the extra dollars in a paycheck mean in a household. To have our opinion sought out by the White House on the day President Obama was to deliver his address is further proof that the work we do on behalf of Black business is valuable and that our opinions are part of the policy making machinery. Ron Busby, Sr. is president and CEO of U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. For more info, go to www.usblackchamber.org.
Simeon Booker Deserves the Congressional Medal of Honor In December, Ohio Congressmen Tim Ryan, a Democrat, and Dave Joyce, a Republican, introduced legislation calling for the award of the Congressional Gold Medal to the famous civil rights reporter Simeon Booker. Booker is perhaps one of the most wellknown African-American journalists, and is often called the “Dean of the Derrick Humphries Black Press.” As Johnson NNPA Guest Columnist Publishing Company’s Washington Bureau Chief and White House Correspondent for more than 50 years, he wrote the weekly column “Tickertape USA” for Jet magazine, a one-page capsule of news and achievements by personalities
that was a must-read for African-Americans across the nation. His coverage of the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s was courageous and highly influential. In 1955, he covered the Mississippi kidnapping and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till so thoroughly that his reporting is credited with galvanizing the nascent Civil Rights Movement. He went on to cover the murders, marches, sit-ins and freedom rides of the movement, often putting his own life in danger. He also covered 10 U.S. presidents and twice traveled to Vietnam during the war there to report on the heroism of soldiers whose rights were still unsecured at home. His distinguished career as a journalist began as a youth when he wrote for the Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator and the Buckeye Review. After graduating from Virginia Union University in Richmond in 1942, he worked for the Baltimore Afro-American from 1942 to 1944, and the Cleveland Call and Post from 1944 to 1951. He was awarded the coveted Nieman Fellowship in journalism at Harvard University for the 19501951 academic year, and he was the first African-American reporter at The Washington Post from 1951 to 1953. His career
with Johnson Publishing spanned from 1953 until 2007, when he retired. Booker has received countless awards for his achievements, and it is high time that he is awarded Congress’ highest honor, the Congressional Gold Medal. It is hard to think what the civil rights struggle and, indeed, America would be today without the breakthrough reporting and writing that Simeon Booker contributed over his career. We call for our representatives in Congress to support Congressmen Ryan and Joyce’s legislation, and we thank Simeon Booker for his outstanding career. He is quite simply one of the greatest journalists in the history of the news business. Derrick A. Humphries is a founding partner of the law office of Humphries & Partners, PLLC, based in Washington, D.C., with a diverse, global legal services network. He was formerly Legal Counsel and Media Director for the Congressional Black Caucus.
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Congratulatory remarks by Shayna Jamison, Miss Black Virginia USA
Sheriff Glen Hill, Joanne S.M. Bagnerise and Jasmine Bagnerise (her grand daughter)
Norman Jones , Oratorical Contest Winner
Certificate of Excellence presented to writing contest winners
The Prince William County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in conjunction with the Delta Education and Public Service Foundation and the Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation presented: “There Is Still A Dream To Believe In,” a middle and high school youth oratorical competition featuring students from Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park school districts, Jan. 20, at the Hylton Chapel, Woodbridge, Va. Norman Jones of Stonewall High School was the high school winner.
Paulette Jones, Rev. Charles Lundy, Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Diane Price and Tabatha Turman, President, PWC Alumni Chapter, Deltas
Prince William County Chapter, National Coalition of Black Women
Special guests included Sen. Mark Warner Connor (D-Va.), Rep. Gerald Connor Connor (D-Va.) and Shayna Jamison, Miss Black Va. USA, who all gave congratulatory remarks to the students. Inspirational music was provided by the MLK Community Choir under the direction of I. Lawrence Coleman and R. Wigington. Tabatha Turman is chapter president; Toshiro Stovall is foundation chair and the Oratorical co-chairs are Shelia Bryant and Sandra Mitchell.
Members of Prince William County Alumni Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
John and Be Jay Harper
Middle and high school students oratorical contestants
Nelson Mandela tribute in song by gospel singer Lomax Spaulding
Edgar Brookins and Scott Price, legislative assistant to Sen. Mark Warner
Friends Community School of College Park Maryland receives a MLK, Jr. Grant
Veteran Administration representative Renaee Allen with Sharon Johnson
The middle and high school coordinators
Sen. Mark Warner(D-Va.), Earnestine and John Jenkins, County Supervisor Photos by Rob Roberts
Restore Together, a faith-based organization located in Largo, Md. hosted a MLK Jr. Prayer Breakfast at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Northwest, D.C. where they honored five notables for their community service: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.); the Rev. Drs. Ronald Braxton and Marie Phillips Braxton, Metropolitan AME Church; former Washington Post journalist, Dorothy Gilliam and the Rev. Joshua DuBois, former spiritual advisor to the president. The Revs. Louis and Demetra Hutchinson are the co-founders of Restore Together. Special guest attendee included Willie Pearl Mackey, who was secretary to Dr. King at the SCLC. All of the honorees urged the guests to serve thy follow man; be thy Brother’s keeper.
Sislena Ledbetter and Todd Ledbetter, jazz psalmist
Praise Him! Dance by Naya Alexis Hutchinson
Guests singing “We Shall Overcome” at the program’s conclusion
Members of Metropolitan AME Church: Chris Evans, Janice Evans and Terry Johnson
Panelists: Rev. Dr. William McClain; Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell; Rev. Dr. Louis Hutchinson, moderator/co-founder; Rev. Dr. David McAllister-Wilson and Rev. Joshua DuBois, author
Song of Praise, “Lift Every Voice” by Traces of Blue
Rev. Joshua DuBois, Rev. Dr. Ronald Braxton, Rev. Dr. Marie Phillips Braxton and Willie Pearl Mackey, civil rights survivor
Hope Williams, center, accepting the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award on behalf of Rep. Elijah Cummings (DMd.) from the co-founders
Rev. Adriane Wise and Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell
Tara Smith, E. Clia Marnero, Gerald and Sheila Bruce
Rev. Dr. Ronald Braxton and Rev. Dr. Marie Braxton, both honorees with members of Metropolitan AME Church
Photos by Rob Roberts
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D.C.’s Twelfth Street Christian Celebrates Centennial By Le Anne Boohene Special to the AFRO According to its motto, The Twelfth Street Christian Church is “a place of inspiration where you will discover something wonderful.” When it turned 100 recently, members celebrated the fact that their church has been inspiring people and helping in the community for an entire century. The church marked 100 years of service with a Centennial Heritage Breakfast at the Sheraton hotel in Silver Spring, where members and supporters came out to honor the heritage and history of the church on the first day of Black History Month. The Rev. Dr. Paul H. Saddler, pastor of the historic church, said the breakfast gave members a chance to celebrate those who paved the way for its success. He was accompanied by his wife and the church’s first lady, Judge Fern Flanagan Saddler. “One of the reasons we are so excited about this is because we know our history, we know our founders, and we know we’re living the dream of our founders,” he said. “They did great work in establishing a church with a great reputation and now we’re living that. We thank our founders for where we are today.” The centennial event was a joyous celebration. Welldressed men and women shared memories of good times associated with the historic church. The sound of laughter filled the air as participants dined on a hearty breakfast and hot coffee. A live band called Sideshow Project amped up the mood playing music from genres ranging from gospel to jazz and blues to R&B. “We are working to have a fun Christian experience, still respectful, but blending the traditions of our music from an African experience,” said church Moderator Melva Major Meade, who oversees church operations. Twelfth Street Christian Church, located at 1812 12th St. NW, has a distinguished history serving the community and its members. The church is the oldest African American Disciples of Christ congregation in the greater D.C Metropolitan area. On the first Sunday in August 1914, the Rev. Earnest Osborne held a morning worship that was so inspirational that he influenced the start of a Christian mission. Two months later, Elder W.C Smith was selected to lead the new congregation.
The Rev. Dr. Paul H. Saddler, Twelfth Street pastor, with his wife and first lady, Judge Fern Flanagan Saddler.
Twelfth Street Christian Church is committed to being a "port in the storm."
The anniversary celebration was a cause for dancing. The goal was simple: for the community to come together and worship Christ. Congregation Elder Charles Callis said the church has always been committed to being a port in the storm for its members and the community. “So often at the times when you are most alone, when the crowd has walked off and left you, that’s when your church steps in and brings you the spiritual love that is so important,” Callis said. Known for its friendliness and hospitality throughout the century of its existence,the Twelfth Street Christian Church has progressed in its outreach to the community, church officials said. The event included a silent auction and raffles T:11 in for projects to help the which raised approximately $2,000
Proceeds from a silent auction and raffle fund outreach projects for the community.
community. “The church is more inviting now. They really look to try and get new members and go out into the community to do more fellowship,” said member Paul Ransom, whose wife, Mya, was born into the church. Event chair Muriel Stone Nola called the congregation “warm and loving…from the pastor down to the youngest child.” Members said they were committed to being good Christian neighbors. “Twelfth Street Christian Church lives up to its motto and reputation,” Nola said. “It is a friendly environment where all are welcomed. Its history, legacy, and community role will continue to flourish...for years to come.”
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ARTS & CULTURE
Alice Walker – The “PBS American Masters” Interview that. He and Staughton Lynd, a fellow professor who was also from the North, stood with us. They were certainly behind us. In fact, they often stood in front of us. This had a huge impact on me. But one of the reasons I was very careful about speaking about the relationship I had with him and Staughton was because, in a racist society, if you acknowledge a deep love for and a deep debt owed to White teachers, they tend to discredit your own parents and your own community. And I was very unhappy about that because I come from somewhere and from specific black people in the South, including my parents, who built our first school, and rebuilt it after it was burned to the ground.
By Kam Williams Special to the AFRO Alice Walker has been called one of the major international writers of the 20th century. She made history as the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 for her novel “The Color Purple,” one of the few literary works to capture the popular imagination and leave a permanent imprint. The documentary “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” premieres on PBS’ “American Masters” series on Friday at 9 p.m.
KW: I learned so much about you from the film. For instance, I was surprised to hear that Howard Zinn had been a professor of yours in college. AW: He was already teaching at Spelman [College] when I arrived as a freshperson. I took his class the following year, because I had gone to the Soviet Union and wanted to learn more about Russia, and I think he was the only person in all of Atlanta who knew anything about Russian literature, which I loved. He was teaching Russian literature, the language, and some of the politics. We became really good friends when I took his class, but then he was fired. KW: For doing more than just teaching. AW: He helped us desegregate Atlanta. That was moving because he took a lot of abuse for
KW: What was it like dealing with the blowback for the next several years coming from critics who said “The Color Purple” was anti-Black men? AW: It actually lasted for a decade. How could you imagine that people could be mad at you for so long? I felt a great deal of weariness. But because it wasn’t the first time that I had been heavily criticized, I learned that you just keep going and turn to other things. KW: How do you feel about President Obama’s presidency thus far? AW: I’m very disappointed in Obama. I was very much in support of him in the beginning, but I cannot support war. I cannot support droning. I cannot support capitulating to the banks. I cannot support his caving in to Netanyahu [Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu]. There’s a long list of this administration’s initiatives that I find unsupportable. I think many black people support him because they’re so happy to have handsome black man in the White House.
Reggae Singer ‘Bunny Rugs’ “Guiou: The Other Blacks” – Clarke Dies at Age 65 The Afro-Jamaican Presence in Guatemala Review
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By Kam Williams Special to the AFRO Did you know that Guatemala once had both an English and Spanish-speaking Black community? The latter group, known as Garifuna, arrived from Nigeria by way of St. Vincent, where they blended with Carib Indians beginning in 1635 before migrating to Guatemala. By contrast, the former group was brought to the country to work the fields only about a hundred years ago by the United Fruit Company, settling in an area called Colonia. These English-speaking Afro-Jamaicans, or Guiou, gradually disappeared over the intervening decades, but not before making a lasting impression upon their adopted homeland and elsewhere. “Guiou: The Other Blacks” by Gloria J. Arnold is a meticulously researched and generously illustrated text dedicated to documenting the cultural contributions of Guatemala’s English-speaking blacks. The author undertook this challenge as a labor of love, given her Afro-Jamaican Guatemalan roots. Born in Guatemala, Arnold moved to New York City with her family in the 1950s as an adolescent, at the same time many other Guiou left for America as well. Sadly, most of the friends she made in the States knew next to nothing about her native country, especially about its Black population. Despite the fact that much of the Jamaican presence in Guatamala had gradually disappeared due to assimilation and emigration, as an adult Arnold made it her mission to honor what remained of her vanishing roots. Her book preserves an informative mix of photos and personal anecdotes, recorded and oral history, biographical information of leaders and luminaries, and a genealogy of Afro-Jamaican Guatemalan surnames. Also included are recipes for a variety of local delicacies such as Fish Escovitch, Fried Breadfruit, Bulla Cake and Sorrel Wine. As much a history book as a heartfelt tribute, “Guiou: The Other Blacks” reflects Arnold’s deep appreciation of her ancestors and her rich cultural heritage.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke, the huskyvoiced lead singer of internationally popular reggae band Third World, died of leukemia at his home in Florida, longtime friends and colleagues said Monday. He was 65. Former bandmate Colin Leslie said the singer died Sunday in Orlando a week after he was released from a hospital following cancer treatment. Clarke worked with the band Inner Circle and top reggae producer Lee “Scratch” Perry in Jamaica before joining Third World in 1976. The next year, the band released “96 Degrees in the Shade,” one of its most popular albums. The group was signed to Island Records and had hits on British and U.S. charts, including “Now
William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke
That We Found Love,” ‘’Always Around” and “Reggae Ambassador.” He performed on all of Third World’s records except the group’s debut. Stevie Wonder, who performed on stage with the band at Jamaica’s Reggae Sunsplash festival in 1981, co-wrote and produced Third World’s 1982 song “Try Jah Love.” “He was a remarkable
talent. Bunny had a great voice, something even Stevie Wonder admired,” Leslie said. Clarke and Third World were known for seamlessly fusing reggae with soul and pop music, something they were occasionally criticized for by reggae purists. In a 1992 interview with Billboard magazine, he described the band’s identity this way: “Strictly a reggae band, no. Definitely a reggae band, yes.” Drummer Willie Stewart, who kept the beat in Third World until 1997, said Monday that the fun-loving Clarke “loved his art but always had a joke.” In a government statement noting Clarke’s death, Culture Minister Lisa Hanna said: “Bunny Rugs’ voice was distinct. He had a charisma and stage presence that was spellbinding with a smile that was vibrant.” Clarke is survived by his wife and eight children.
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Strahan Leads Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2014 Class By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Feb. 1 plans to induct seven new members into football immortality, including the NFL’s all-time sack leader, Michael Strahan, alum of historically Black college (HBCU) Texas Southern University, who played 15 years with the New York Giants before retiring in 2007. Strahan, was first eligible for nomination into the Hall of Fame last year, yet was surprisingly not chosen despite his remarkable career. But Strahan, the 2001 Defensive Player of the Year, only had to wait one more year before he was voted in as a second-ballot selection. He will now add the title of Pro Football Hall of Fame member to a career resume that already includes seven Pro Bowl appearances, six All-Pro First Team selections, the 2002 Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, and a Super Bowl title. The other members of the 2014 class of the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame include former Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy, the first punter ever selected; former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker, Derrick Brooks; former Buffalo Bills receiver, Andre Reed; former Seattle Seahawks tackle, Walter Jones; former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Aeneas Williams; and former defensive lineman (Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles), Claude Humphrey,. Six of the seven 2014 Hall of Fame inductees, Strahan, Brooks, Reed, Williams, Jones, and Humphrey are African-American. Three of them, Strahan, Williams, and Humphrey, are alumni
of an HBCU. All seven players were together when their selections were announced at the NFL Honors ceremony at Radio City Music Hall Feb. 1 in New York City, according to NFL.com. Like Strahan, Brooks is a former AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year award winner, earning the honor one year after Strahan in 2002. He also helped the Buccaneers win Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003, was named to the NFL Pro Bowl 11 times and selected to the All-Pro team nine times. Brooks played all 14 years of his career in Tampa before retiring in 2008. Reed played with the Bills from 1985-1999 before playing one season with the Washington NFL franchise in 2000. A seven-time Pro Bowler, Reed is most famously known as the go-to receiver for Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. Reed, Kelly and former Bills running back Thurman Thomas guided the Bills to four straight Super Bowls from 1990-93. Williams was with the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals from 1991-2000, and with the St. Louis Rams 2001-2004. The Michael Strahan HBCU Southern University alum was selected to eight Pro Bowls with five All-Pro selections. Jones served all 13 years of his career in Seattle and was named to nine Pro Bowls, seven All-Pro selections and helped lead the Seahawks to Super Bowl XL. Humphrey, who graduated from the HBCU Tennessee State University, played in the NFL from 1968 to 1981, with his first 11 years played in Atlanta before playing his last three years with the Eagles. Humphrey earned six Pro Bowl and five All-Pro selections with the Falcons. Guy was a seven-time Pro Bowler and three-time Super Bowl champion with the Raiders.
Russell Wilson Becomes Second Black QB to Start and Win Super Bowl By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor
Russell Wilson made history becoming just the second African-American quarterback to win a Super Bowl as he led the Seattle Seahawks to a dominating 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 at Met Life
Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Wilson—whose grandfather, Harry B. Wilson, Jr. is a former president of the historically Black university Norfolk State University—now joins Doug Williams formerly of the Washington NFL franchise as the only Black men to win a Super Bowl as starting quarterback. The Richmond, Va. native is, at 25, also the third youngest quarterback to win a Super
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Bowl. Wilson didn’t put up eyepopping stats in the Seahawks’ victory. But the second-year quarterback delivered a mistake-free performance and made just enough big plays to help his team claim its first world championship in franchise history. Wilson Russell Wilson finished 18-of25 for 206 yards, two touchdowns and no turnovers. But while Wilson was solid, Seattle’s defensive unit made its case to be known as the greatest defense ever. Everyone was anticipating a great matchup between the Seahawks’ No. 1 ranked defense against future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning and the Broncos top-ranked offense. Manning set a National Football League (NFL) single-season record for touchdown passes this season with 55, but the Seahawks’ defense completely shut him down. Manning finished with just one touchdown with two interceptions and a fumblesack. Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith was named the Super Bowl MVP; the third-year veteran intercepted a tipped pass by Manning and returned it 69-yards for pick-6 defensive touchdown. Seattle’s victory is the most lopsided Super Bowl win since the Baltimore Ravens crushed the New York Giants, 34-7, in Super Bowl XXXV in 2001, and the largest margin of victory since the Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills, 52-17, in Super Bowl XXVII in 1993.
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7 Facts About the Cove Point LNG Project Dominion’s proposal to add export capability to its Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas facility in Calvert County will be Southern Maryland’s largest private investment in at least a generation. So it’s no surprise the project has received broad and strong support. Still, we believe we have a responsibility to make sure everyone knows the facts about this project.
The project will deliver substantial and far-reaching economic benefits.
The project’s economic benefits include strong job growth.
By using clean-burning natural gas, the project will protect the environment.
Dominion is continuing a 40-year record as a trusted neighbor.
We’ve done our homework, and made it public.
We’re designing to have the smallest local impact possible.
The facility will be built somewhere. Calvert County should be able to enjoy its benefits.
Calvert County will initially receive more than $40 million in new revenue each year from the project. That’s in addition to the $15 million being paid now. To put it in perspective, that’s almost 15% of the county’s current $274 million operating budget. This new revenue could be used for tax relief; sewer, water, recreation or road improvements; support for schools; aid to senior citizens; or any combination of worthy projects.
Thousands of construction jobs will be created over the course of the project. Most of those are expected to go to local residents. Another 75 high-paying permanent positions will also be created. And that’s not to mention the opportunities for local businesses to participate in the project, as well as the spending increases other local businesses will enjoy.
The facility’s new equipment will use natural gas, the cleanest-burning fossil fuel. It meets the most stringent environmental limits to protect air quality. It has been carefully designed to optimize efficiency while minimizing impacts. And it will also be zero-discharge—no water used will disturb the bay.
In all, Dominion has provided more than $2.3 million in charitable grants and donations in Maryland since 2002. One example is the Dominion Reef at the Gooses—one of the largest efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population. Beyond that, Dominion led an initiative to save the largest freshwater marsh on the bay’s western shore when it was damaged by a storm. And for nearly four decades, the facility’s daily operations have gone largely—and pleasantly—unnoticed.
Over the past 20 months, Dominion has filed more than 20,000 pages of documents as part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s review of the project. And that’s just one of about 50 federal, state and local government permits and approvals needed. As a result, the project is being given a thorough review to minimize potential impacts on the bay and other water resources, residential areas, wildlife, vegetation, air, soil, noise, public safety, traffic and visual quality.
The LNG facility will be built entirely within the existing fenced industrial area. The surrounding 800 acres Dominion owns will remain a woodlands and wetlands preserve. The heat generated by the natural gas-fired turbines used in the liquefaction process will be reclaimed to generate clean electricity for the facility. A sound wall to shield neighbors from noise will be concealed by 350 feet of tall trees. And road improvements and other initiatives will minimize traffic disruptions.
If this project does not go forward, our customers may choose to either export gas from other competing projects in the United States, or import gas from the Middle East, Russia or other parts of the world. In the end, global demand will be met. But without this project, Southern Maryland will get none of the benefits.
Despite these facts, we know some people will still have questions. And we’re committed to answering each and every one. So far we’ve held 39 meetings with local residents, and have many more planned. The government approval process is open, and we encourage our neighbors to participate. Our website, dom.com (keyword: Cove Point), offers even more background about this project, a regularly updated list of FAQs and a place to ask questions and sign up for our e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We’ve been neighbors for four decades. And we believe we’ve been good neighbors. Our goal is to continue working together to improve Calvert County and all of Southern Maryland. We firmly believe the plans we have for Cove Point will do just that.
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM1326 Robert Gilliam Decedent Robert M. McCarthy 4405 East West Hwy, Suite 201 Bethesda MD 20814 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Dorothy Harvey , whose address is, 904 Delran Place, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Robert Gilliam, who died on September 26, 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 July 31, 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 July 31, 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: January 31, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Dorothy C. Harvey Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM45 Pauline A. Dufresne Decedent W. Alton Lewis 1450 Mercantile Lane, Suite 155, Largo, MD 20774 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Richard J. Gable, whose address is 4515 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Pauline A. Dufresne, who died on December 1, 2013 with a Will, and will serve without) Court supervision. All unknown heirs and h e i r s w h o s e 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 July 31, 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 July 31, 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: January 31, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Richard J. Gable Personal Representative
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM16 Sylvester Roy Woodfork Jr. Decedent Julius P. Terrell 1455 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Ste 400 Washington, DC 20004 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Marion Woodfrok Simmons, whose address is 4110 Swiss Stone Dr., Burtonsville, MD 20866 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Sylvester Roy Woodfork Jr., who died on November 26, 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before July 31, 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 July 31, 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: January 31, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter
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TYPESET: Tue Feb 04 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM85 Estate of Jerome White Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD PROBATE Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Lorraine W. Saunders for standard probate, including the appointment of one or more personal representative. Unless a complaint or an objection in accordance with Superior Court Probate Division Rule 107 is filed in this Court within 30 days from the date of first publication of this notice, the Court may take the action hereinafter set forth. Upon proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution by affidavit of the witnesses to the will, the Court will enter an order admitting the will probate and appointing one or more personal representetives. In the absence of a will or proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution, the Court will enter an order determining that the decedent died intestate and appointing one or more personal representatives. Register of Wills Clerk of the Probate Division Date of First Publication February 7, 2014 Names of Newspapers: Washington Law Reporter Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Lorraine W. Saunders 8830 Piney Branch Road, 1201 Silver Spring, Maryland 20903 Signature of Petitioners/Attorney 02/08, 02/14/2014
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM59 Estate of Lola Moss Lewis Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD PROBATE Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Floyd Hilton Lewis, Jr. for standard probate, including the appoint-ment of one or more personal representative. Unless a complaint or an objection in accordance with Superior Court Probate Division Rule 407 is filed in this Court within 30 days from the date of first publication of this notice, the Court may take the action hereinafter set forth. 0 In the absence of a will or proof satisfactory to the Court of due excution, enter an order determining that the decendent died intestate: appoint an unsupervised personal representative Register of Wills Clerk of the Probate Division Date of First Publication February 7, 2014 Names of Newspapers: Washington Law Reporter Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Floyd Hilton Lewis, Jr. 252 Maryland Ave, NE, #B Washington, D.C. 20002 Signature of Petitioners/Attorney
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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2014FEP17 Date of Death Lynn White Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT 12:06:01 EST 2014 OF FOREIGN PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Laticia Lasane whose address is 29906 Lime St, Temple Hills, MD 20748 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Lynn White, deceased, on January 26, 2011 by the Prince George’s Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, State of Maryland. Service of process may be made upon Clarence Connelly, Esq., 1404 Roxanna Rd. NW Washington D.C. 20012 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Colombia real property: 5005 11th St, Washington, D.C. 20017 The decendent owned District of Columbia personal property. (Strike preceding sentence if no real estate) Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, Building A, 515 5th St, N . W. , 3 r d F l o o r. Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication. Clarence Connelly Laticia Lasane Personal Representative(s) TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: February 7, 2014 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American 02/07, 02/14 & 02/21/14
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PerTYPESET: Feb 04 12:03:14 EST 2014 Afro-American TYPESET: Mon Jan 27 16:45:41 ESTTue 2014 sons believed to be heirs LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Washington LEGAL NOTICES orLEGAL legateesNOTICES of the deLaw Reporter cedent who do not reSuperior Court of Carmenlita Williams ceive a copy of this notice SUPERIOR COURT OF the District of Personal by mail within 25 days of THE DISTRICT OF District of Columbia Representative its first publication shall COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION so inform the Register of PROBATE DIVISION W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . TRUE TEST COPY Wills, including name, Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 address and relationREGISTER OF WILLS 20001-2131 Administration No. ship. Administration No. 2013ADM785 Date of Publication: TYPESET: Tue Feb 04 12:03:00 EST 2014 02/14, 02/21, 02/28/14 John William McMullen February 7, 2014 2014ADM39 Decedent Name of newspaper: Estate of NOTICE OF Afro-American Mary F. Cooke Superior Court of APPOINTMENT, Washington Deceased the District of NOTICE TO Law Reporter NOTICE OF District of Columbia CREDITORS Willie R. Whitfield STANDARD PROBATE DIVISION AND NOTICE TO Personal Washington, D.C. PROBATE UNKNOWN HEIRS Representative 20001-2131 Notice is hereby given C a r m e n l i t a W i l l i a m s Administration No. that a petition has been whose address is 12869 TRUE TEST COPY 2014ADM42 filed in this Court by Climbing Ivy Drive, GerREGISTER OF WILLS Farrie Lee Whitfield George L. Wheeler, Sr. mantown MD 20874 was TYPESET: Tue Feb 04 12:02:39 Decedent 02/07, 02/14, 02/21/14 for standard probate appointed personal reNOTICE OF presentative of the estate including the appointAPPOINTMENT, ment of one or more per- of John William McMulSuperior Court of NOTICE TO the District of sonal representative. len, who died on SeptemCREDITORS ber 7, 2012 without a District of Columbia Unless a complaint or an Will, and will serve withAND NOTICE TO PROBATE DIVISION UNKNOWN HEIRS objection in accordance out Court supervision. All Washington, D.C. with Superior Court Pro- unknown heirs and heirs Willie R Whitfield, whose 20001-2131 bate Division Rule 407 is whose where-abouts are address is 7009 DowerAdministration No. filed in this Court within unknown shall enter their house Rd, Upper Mar2014ADM63 loboro, MD 20772 30 days from the date of a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s was, appointed personal Patricia Mae Poyner first publication of this no- proceeding. Objections representative of the Decedent tice, the Court may take to such appointment estate of Farrie Lee Barbara B. Carter the action hereinafter set shall be filed with the Whitfield, who died on 1 9 0 4 P a r k s i d e D r. Register of Wills, D.C., forth. November 8, 2013 with a Mitchellville, MD 20721 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd 0 NOTICE OF Admit to probate the will Floor Washington, D.C. Will, and will serve withAPPOINTMENT, dated August 5, 1999 20001, on or before Au- out Court supervision. All NOTICE TO exhibited with the petition gust 14, 2014. Claims unknown heirs and heirs CREDITORS upon proof satisfactory to against the decedent whose whereabouts are AND NOTICE TO unknown shall enter their the Court of due execu- shall be presented to the UNKNOWN HEIRS tion by affidavit of wit- undersigned with a copy a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Barbara B. Carter, whose proceeding. Objections to the Register of Wills or nesses to such appointment (or address is 1904 Parkside Register of Wills filed with the Register of to the probate of de- Dr., Mitche-llville, MD Clerk of the Wills with a copy to the cedent´s will) shall be 20721, was appointed Probate Division undersigned, on or be- filed with the Register of personal representative fore August 14, 2014, or Date of First Publication of the estate of Patricia Wills, D.C., 515 5th be forever barred. PerStreet, N.W., 3rd Floor Mae Poyner, who died on January 31, 2014 sons believed to be heirs Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . January 5, 2014 without Names of Newspapers: or legatees of the de20001, on or before Au- a Will, and will serve with Washington cedent who do not regust 7, 2014. Claims Court supervision. All unLaw Reporter ceive a copy of this notice against the decedent known heirs and heirs by mail within 25 days of Washington shall be presented to the whose where-abouts are its first publication shall AFRO-AMERICAN undersigned with a copy unknown shall enter their so inform the Register of Geroge L. Wheeler Sr. to the Register of Wills or a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Wills, including name, 35 U Street, NW filed with the Register of proceeding. Objections Washington, D.C. 20001 address and relation- Wills with a copy to the to such appointment ship. Signature of undersigned, on or be- shall be filed with the Date of Publication: fore August 7, 2014, or Register of Wills, D.C., Petitioners/Attorney February 14, 2014
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515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before August 7, 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
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM947 Leonard L. Foster AKA Leonard Lee Foster Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Alan Lee Foster, whose address is 19005Crosstie Terrace, Germantown MD, 20874, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Leonard L. Foster AKA Leonard Lee Foster who died on March 16, 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 August 7, 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 August 7, 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: February 7, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Alan Lee Foster Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM71 Ethel Price-Clark Decedent Molly B.F. Walls, Esq 1101 17th St, N.W., Ste 820 Washington, DC 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Crystal R. Price, whose address is 1134 Kennebec St, Apt 2, Oxon Hil, MD 20745 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Ethel Price-Clark, who died on October 12, 2011 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before August 7, 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 August 7, 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: February 7, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Crystal R. Price Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 02/07, 02/14, 02/21/14
LEGAL NOTICES TYPESET: Tue Feb 04 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM58 Theresa C. Waters Decedent Theodora H. Brown, Esquire, Law Office of Theodora H. Brown, PLLC, 3127 Cherry Rd, N E , Wa s h i n g t o n D C 20018 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Hennrietta Smith, whose address is 1020 Crittenden St., NE, Washington, DC 20017, was appointed personal representative of the estate of 11:56:14 2014 who Theresa EST C. Waters, died on October 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 shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before August 7, 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 August 7, 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: February 7, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Hennrietta Smith Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM1162 Ema J. Bailey AKA Emma J. Bailey Decedent Brian W. Thompson, Esq 4530 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20016 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Joyce Ann Brentley, whose address is 1604 11:55:52 EST 2014Silver Timberline Road, Spring, MD 20904 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Ema J. Bailey AKA Emma J. Bailey, who died on May 1, 2004 without a Will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and h e i r s w h o s e 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 August 7, 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 August 7, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 7, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Joyce Ann Brentley Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 02/07, 02/14, 02/21/14
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be made upon Eloise Jones 521 Lomont St., NW, Washington, DC 20010 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the TYPESET: Tue Feb 04 12:06:43 EST 2014 TYPESET: Tue Jan 21 12:38:24 Tue Jan 21 12:39:24 EST 2014 fo l l o w i nEST g NOTICES D 2014 i s t r i c t o f TYPESET: LEGALEST NOTICES LEGAL LEGAL NOTICES 11:55:14 2014 TYPESET: Tue Jan 21 12:41:38 TYPESET: EST Tue 2014 Feb 04 11:54:25 EST 2014 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Colombia real property: 1616 Potomac Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20003 Superior Court of Superior Court of Maryland Stadium Authority Superior Court of Superior Court of Claims against the dethe District of the District of the District of the District of Request for Qualifications cedent may be preDistrict of Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia Baltimore City Public Schools sented to the underPROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. signed and filed with the Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Construction ProgramThe MSA is soliciting Register of Wills for the 20001-2131 20001-2131 20001-2131 20001-2131 RFQ Proposals from qualified A/E teams to District of Columbia, Administration No. Administration No. Administration No. Administration No. provide feasibility studies, design, and Building A, 515 5th 2013ADM1202 2013ADM1132 2013ADM1279 2013ADM1176 construction administration services related to Street, NW, 3rd Floor, James R.Mcbee Cynthia Randolph Sarah W. Carter Lillian F. James Washington, DC 20001 Decedent The Baltimore City Public Schools Decedent Decedent Decedent within 6 months from the Wesley L.Clarke NOTICE OF Construction and Revitalization Program. The Steve-LarsonNOTICE OF date of first publication of 1629 K Street, Ste. 300 APPOINTMENT, RFQ can be viewed and downloaded on Jackson,Esq. APPOINTMENT, this notice. NOTICE TO Washington, DC 20006 P.O.Box 11530 , NOTICE TO MSA´s website: http://mdstad.com/currentCREDITORS Attorney Washington, DC 20011 CREDITORS contract-opportunities. Questions and ProAndre L. Mealy, Jr AND NOTICE TO NOTICE OF Attorney AND NOTICE TO posals are to be sent to the Procurement OfPersonal UNKNOWN HEIRS APPOINTMENT, NOTICE OF UNKNOWN HEIRS f i c e r , E r i c P. J o h n s o n o n l y a t Representative Leonard Randolph , NOTICE TO APPOINTMENT, Robert N. James, whose firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals due: FriTRUE TEST COPY whose address is 9888 CREDITORS NOTICE TO address is 7916 Legation day, March 14, 2014 no later than 12:00 pm REGISTER OF WILLS Leigland Ct., Waldorf, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Rd, New Carrolton, MD Date of first publication: MD 20603, was apUNKNOWN HEIRS AND NOTICE TO 20784 was appointed pointed personal repre- January 24, 2014 Wesley L.Clarke, whose UNKNOWN HEIRS personal representative sentative of the estate of Name of newspapers address is 1629 K Street, Michael L. Willis, whose of the estate of Lillian F. Cynthia Randolph, who and/or periodical: NW, Ste 300, Washing- addressis 14607 Turner James , who died on died on March 12, 2013 The Daily Washington ton, DC 20006 ,was ap- Wootton Parkway, Up- March 31, 2001 without a without a Will, and will Law Reporter pointed personal repre- pper Marlboro, Maryland Will, and will serve withserve without Court su- The Afro-American sentative of the estate of 20774 was appointed out Court supervision. All pervision. All unknown TYPESET: Tue Jan 21 12:39:00 James R. ESTMcbee, 2014 who personal representative unknown heirs and heirs heirs and heirs whose 01/24, 01/31, 02/07/14 died on October 8, 2013 of the estate of Sarah whose whereabouts are whereabouts are unwithout a will, and will W.Carter, who died on unknown shall enter their known shall enter their serve without Court su- November 21, 2013 with a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Superior Court of appearance in this pervision. All unknown a will, and will serve with- proceeding. Objections the District of proceeding. Objections heirs and heirs whose out Court supervision. All to such appointment District of Columbia to such appointment whereabouts are un- unknown heirs and heirs shall be filed with the PROBATE DIVISION shall be filed with the known shall enter their whose whereabouts are Register of Wills, D.C., Washington, D.C. Register of Wills, D.C., appearance in this 20001-2131 unknown shall enter their 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd proceeding. Objections a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Administration No. Floor Washington, D.C. Floor Washington, D.C. to such appointment 2013ADM1336 proceeding. Objections 20001, on or before Au20001, on or before July Gregory Hinton shall be filed with the to such appointment (or gust 7, 2014. Claims 24, 2014. Claims against Decedent Register of Wills, D.C., to the probate of de- against the decedent the decedent shall be 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd cedent´s will) shall be shall be presented to the NOTICE OF presented to the underFloor Washington, D.C. filed with the Register of undersigned with a copy APPOINTMENT, signed with a copy to the 20001, on or before July Wills, D.C., 515 5th NOTICE TO to the Register of Wills or Register of Wills or filed 24,2014. Claims against Street, N.W., 3rd Floor filed with the Register of CREDITORS with the Register of Wills the decedent shall be W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . AND NOTICE TO Wills with a copy to the with a copy to the underpresented to the under- 20001, on or before July undersigned, on or beUNKNOWN HEIRS signed, on or before July Deshanta Nicole Hinton, signed with a copy to the 24, 2014. Claims against fore August 7, 2014, or 24, 2014, or be forever whose address is 157 Register of Wills or filed the decedent shall be be forever barred. Perbarred. Persons believed 5 7 t h P l a c e S . E . with the Register of Wills presented to the under- sons believed to be heirs to be heirs or legatees of Washington DC 20019, with a copy to the under- signed with a copy to the or legatees of the dethe decedent who do not was, appointed personal signed, on or before July Register of Wills or filed cedent who do not rereceive a copy of this no- representative of the 24, 2014, or be forever with the Register of Wills ceive a copy of this notice tice by mail within 25 estate of Gregory Hinton, barred. Persons believed with a copy to the under- by mail within 25 days of days of its first publica- who died on January 1, to be heirs or legatees of signed, on or before July its first publication shall tion shall so inform the 2012 without a will, and the decedent who do not 24, 2014, or be forever so inform the Register of Register of Wills, includ- will serve without Court receive a copy of this no- barred. Persons believed Wills, including name, ing name, address and supervision. All unknown tice by mail within 25 to be heirs or legatees of address and relationrelationship. heirs and heirs whose days of its first publica- the decedent who do not ship. Date of Publication whereabouts are un- tion shall so inform the receive a copy of this no- Date of Publication: January 24, 2014 known shall enter their Register of Wills, includ- tice by mail within 25 February 7, 2014 Name of newspaper: ing name, address an days of its first publica- Name of newspaper: appearance in this Afro-American proceeding. Objections relationship. tion shall so inform the Afro-American Washington to such appointment (or Date of Publication: Register of Wills, includ- Washington Law Reporter to the probate of de- January 24, 2014 ing name, address and Law Reporter Leonard Randolph cedent´s will) shall be Name of newspaper: relationship. Robert N. James Personal filed with the Register of Afro-American Date of Publication: Personal Representative Wills, D.C., 515 5th Washington Law January 24, 2014 Representative Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Reporter Name of newspaper: TRUE TEST COPY Wesley L Clarke Afro-American Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Personal Washington Law Re20001, on or before July REGISTER OF WILLS Representative TYPESET: Tue Feb 04 11:54:58 EST 2014 24, 2014.EST Claims against porter TYPESET: Tue Jan 21 12:38:42 2014 01/24, 01/31, 02/07/14 the decedent shall be 02/07, 02/14, 02/21/14 presented to the under- TRUE TEST COPY Michael L. Willis REGISTER OF WILLS signed with a copy to the Personal Superior Court of Register of Wills or filed TYPESET: Tue Jan 21 12:40:56 EST Representative DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA the District of 2014 with the Register of Wills 01/24, 01/31, 02/07/14 WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY District of Columbia with a copy to the underTRUE TEST COPY (DC Water) PROBATE DIVISION signed, on or before July REGISTER OF WILLS Washington, D.C. Superior Court of REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENTS AND TECHNICAL 24, 2014, or be forever 20001-2131 the District of PROPOSALS FOR TYPESET: Tue Jan 28 11:49:36 EST 2014 barred. Persons believed 01/24, 01/31, 02/07/14 Administration No. District of Columbia AGREEMENT DCFA #463-WSA to be heirs or legatees of 11:55:34 EST 2014 2014ADM19 PROBATE DIVISION CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES the decedent who do not Barbara LorraIne Washington, D.C. receive a copy of this noSuperior Court of Husaw 20001-2131 ANACOSTIA RIVER COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW (CSO) CONTROL tice by mail within 25 the District of Decedent Administration No. PROJECTS DIVISION Z-POPLAR POINT PUMPING STATION REdays of its first publicaDistrict of Columbia NOTICE OF 2014ADM17 PLACEMENT tion shall so inform the PROBATE DIVISION APPOINTMENT, Beatrice Manis Register of Wills, includWashington, D.C. NOTICE TO aka ing name, address and 20001-2131 CREDITORS Beatrice R. Manis The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) requests the relationship. Administration No. AND NOTICE TO submittal of Qualifications Statements and Technical Proposals for the performDecedent Date of Publication: 2014ADM26 UNKNOWN HEIRS ance of construction management services under the proposed agreement. The National Law Offices of Joyce Gaston Karen Mack, whose ad- January 24, 2014 selected firm will provide monitoring and management services for facilities that Julius P. Terell, PLLC Name of newspaper: Decedent dressis 913 Newington are part of the Authority?s DC Clean Rivers Project (Long Term Control Plan 1455 Pennsylvania Afro-American Wesley L.Clarke Court, Capital Heights, (LTCP)) for control of CSOs to the Anacostia River. Ave., NW Suite 400 Washington Law 1629 K Street, Ste. 300 MD 20743 was apWashington, DC 20004 Washington, D.C. The Authority anticipates that the agreement resulting from this request for pointed personal repre- Reporter Attorney 20006 proposals will be subject to a Fair Share Objective for Minority and Women sentative of the estate of NOTICE OF DeShanta Nicole Hinton Attorney Business Enterprises (MBE and WBE) participation. The program requirements Barbara Lorraine Husaw, APPOINTMENT, Personal are fully defined in the EPA?s Participation by Disadvantaged Business EnterNOTICE OF who died on October 26, NOTICE TO Representative prises in Procurement under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements - May 27, APPOINTMENT, 2011 without a Will, and CREDITORS 2008. The MBE and WBE Fair Share Objectives will be, at a minimum, 28 percent NOTICE TO will serve without Court AND NOTICE TO and 4 percent, respectively. CREDITORS supervision. All unknown TRUE TEST COPY UNKNOWN HEIRS AND NOTICE TO heirs and heirs whose REGISTER OF WILLS LucretiaEST Kirkpatrick, Interested firms should contact Ms. Kimberly Isom directly by e-mail at kimberly. TYPESET: Tue Jan 21 12:40:34 2014 UNKNOWN HEIRS whereabouts are unwhose address is 154 U email@example.com to obtain a more detailed Request for Qualifications 01/24, 01/31, 02/07/14 known shall enter their Street NE Washington, Sterling Gaston, whose Statements and Technical Proposals. Requests must refer to DCFA # 463-WSA. appearance in this DC 20002 was appointed address is, 1406 LawSubmittals are due March 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. proceeding. Objections Superior Court of personal representative rence St, N. E., Washington D.C. 20017 was apto such appointment the District of of the estate of Beatrice shall be filed with the District of Columbia Manis aka Beatrice R. p o i n t e d p e r s o n a l Register of Wills, D.C., PROBATE DIVISION Manis, who died on representative of the 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd January 25, 2013 without estate of Joyce Gaston, Washington, D.C. Floor Washington, D.C. a will, and will serve with- who died on November 20001-2131 20001, on or before July out Court supervision. All 8, 2013 without a Will, Administration No. 24, 2014. Claims against unknown heirs and heirs and will serve without 2014ADM25 the decedent shall be whose whereabouts are Court supervision. All unIra R. Mitzner presented to the underunknown shall enter their known heirs and heirs aka whose whereabouts are signed with a copy to the appearance in this unknown shall enter their Register of Wills or filed Robert Mitzner proceeding. Objections appearance in this with the Register of Wills Decedent to such appointment with a copy to the under- Jennifer O. Schiffer shall be filed with the proceeding. Objections 4845 Rugby Ave, signed, on or before July Register of Wills, D.C., to such appointment 24, 2014, or be forever Bethesda MD 20814 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd shall be filed with the Attorney barred. Persons believed Floor Washington, D.C. Register of Wills, D.C., NOTICE OF to be heirs or legatees of 20001, on or before July 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd APPOINTMENT, the decedent who do not 24, 2014. Claims against Floor Washington, D.C. receive a copy of this noNOTICE TO the decedent shall be 20001, on or before July tice by mail within 25 CREDITORS presented to the under- 31,2014. Claims against days of its first publicaAND NOTICE TO signed with a copy to the the decedent shall be tion shall so inform the UNKNOWN HEIRS Registerof Wills or filed presented to the underRegister of Wills, includ- E. Rachael Mitzner, with theRegister of Wills signed with a copy to the ing name, address and whose address is 2600 with a copy to the under- Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills relationship. Pennsylvania Ave NW signed, on or before July with a copy to the underDate of Publication: #2D, Washington DC 24,2014, or be forever signed, on or before July January 24, 2014 20037 was appointed barred. Persons believed 31, 2014, or be forever Name of newspaper: personal representative to be heirs or legatees of barred. Persons believed Afro-American of the estate of Ira R. the decedent who do not to be heirs or legatees of Washington M i t z n e r a k a R o b e r t receive a copy of this no- the decedent who do not Law Reporter tice by mail within 25 The AFRO-AMERICAN Newspapers is looking to hire Karen Mack Mitzner, who died on days of its first publica- receive a copy of this noNovember 6, 2013 with a Personal a part-time Sales Assistant to join our DC office team tion shall so inform the tice by mail within 25 Representative Will, and will serve with- Register of Wills, includ- days of its first publicalocated on Benning Road, NE in Washington, DC. This out Court supervision. All ing name, address and tion shall so inform the Register of Wills, includunknown heirs and heirs relationship. TRUE TEST COPY entry-level position has advancement opportunity and ing name, address and REGISTER OF WILLS whose whereabouts are Date of Publication: relationship. unknownEST shall2014 enter their January 24, 2014 will provide administrative support for our Advertising TYPESET: Tue Jan 21 12:38:09 Date of Publication: 01/24, 01/31, 02/07/14 a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Name of newspaper: Sales Department. Duties will include the following: January 31, 2014 proceeding. Objections Afro-American Name of newspaper: SUPERIOR COURT OF to such appointment (or Wa s h i n g t o n L a w Afro-American Create master lists of media buyers, advertising to the probate of de- Reporter THE DISTRICT OF Lucretia Kirkpatrick Washington Law COLUMBIA cedent´s will) shall be agencies, government agencies, etc... to generate leads Reporter Personal PROBATE DIVISION filed with the Register of Sterling Gaston Representative W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Wills, D.C., 515 5th & interest in The AFRO Personal 20001-2131 Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Representative TRUE TEST COPY Foreign No. Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Create messages for e-blasts; do mail outs of media 2014FEP9 20001, on or before July REGISTER OF WILLS TRUE TEST COPY kits and other advertising information Date of Death 24, 2014. Claims against REGISTER OF WILLS 01/24, 01/31, 02/07/14 May 10, 2013 the decedent shall be Andrew L. Mealy, Jr. Provide standard administrative and office support presented to the under01/31, 02/07, 02/14/14 Decedent signed with a copy to the NOTICE OF Provide exemplary customer service Register of Wills or filed APPOINTMENT O F F O R E I G N P E R - with the Register of Wills with a copy to the underSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E signed, on or before July 24, 2014, or be forever AND barred. Persons believed NOTICE TO Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office to be heirs or legatees of CREDITORS Suite Victor G. Mealy whose the decedent who do not address is 8309 Duck receive a copy of this noHawk Way, Lorton, VA, tice by mail within 25 Knowledge of the Greater DC Metro area 22079 was appointed days of its first publicapersonal representative tion shall so inform the Ability to perform well both independently and as team of the estate of Andrew L. Register of Wills, includMealy, Jr., deceased, on ing name, address and member September 3, 2013 by relationship. the Orphan’s Court for Date of Publication: Ambitious & quick learner with great timePrince George’s County, January 24, 2014 management, organizational skills, detail oriented State of Maryland. Service of process may Name of newspaper: Afro-American be made upon Eloise Previous administrative or sales support experience Jones 521 Lomont St., Washington Law ReNW, Washington, DC porter E. Rachel Mitzner 20010 whose designaPersonal Please send your resume to:firstname.lastname@example.org tion as District of ColumRepresentative bia agent has been filed Or mail to: Diane W. Hocker with the Register of Wills, D.C. TRUE TEST COPY Director of Human Resources The decedent owned the REGISTER OF WILLS following District of 2519 N. Charles St., Colombia real property: 01/24, 01/31, 02/07/14 1616 Potomac Ave, SE, Baltimore, MD 21218 Washington, DC 20003 Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the
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known 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 LEGAL NOTICES Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before August 7, 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 August 7, 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: February 7, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Barbara B. Carter Personal Representative
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