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District Baby Doctor Charged with Child Porn By AFRO Staff A Southeast Washington pediatrician has been charged with possession of pornography depicting children, officials said. Robert Paul Dickey, 73, who runs his medical office out of his home on 38th St. SE, was charged after FBI agents who arrived at his office on May 8 found him on a computer looking at a website that features child porn. He was held without bond and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 23. News of Dickey’s arrest sent shock waves through the area as parents of patients feared that he may have taken pictures of their children. Authorities said there is no evidence that Dickey had taken or possessed images of children he had worked with in his decades-old practice. @DezilagelZsaZsa, who indicated she was a former patient, tweeted of the popular pediatrician: “Young OMG I Know Everybody Went to Dr. Dickey Smh…He Used To Give Me All The Stickers..I Wonder…” According to information posted online, Dickey has practiced for about 40 years. The website vital.com said Dickey was affiliated with two practices in California where recorded messages on telephone lines indicated they were no longer in business. It also stated that he was affiliated with Children’s National Medical Center, but a spokeswoman for the hospital

said he is not on staff there. “He refers patients to Children’s,” said hospital spokeswoman Paula Darte. “I don’t think he’s been on site. He has the ability to refer people here…Most of the pediatricians in the D.C. area refer patients to us when they have complex needs or acute care needs.” The charging document in the case details the events that led to the arrest of Dickey after safeguards set up to protect children caught him in a snare intended for child predators. The document said that around April 10, police received a “cyber tip” from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children based on information that agency had been provided by Microsoft Corp. The tip provided to authorities indicated that “an individual with the Microsoft Outlook email address rdmdpedsdc@outlook.com and the user name Robert Dickey (“defendant”)”…uploaded approximately 14 images of child pornography.” The images included images of children’s nude bodies and of children engaging in sexual acts with adults. Authorities issued a subpoena for Dickey’s IP address. At the same time, investigators were staking out his home/office. NNPA photo by George E. Curry They traced a car parked at the property to him through motor Jesse Jackson (left) makes a point with Zimbabwe vehicle records. President Robert Mugabe (center) and Chicago Continued on A4 businessman Elzie L. Higginbottom.

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Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, County Council Chair Andrea Harrison and others have announced a plan to deal with blighted properties. The Property Standards Reform Action Plan is a 25-point agenda outlining code enforcement services designed to enforce the county code and improve the quality of life. The five-part action plan addresses key areas that include policy, operations, management, staff and technology and equipment. Baker and Harrison were accompanied by Adam Ortiz, the acting director of the Department of Environmental Resources (DER), and other county officials. “Few functions of the Prince George’s County Government are as critical

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The following are excerpts from First Lady Michelle Obama’s commencement speech at Bowie State University on May 18. On congratulating the graduates: “You don’t know how proud we all are of you. Just look at you. We’re so proud of how hard you worked, all those long hours in the classroom, in the library. Oh, yeah. Amen. (Laughter.) All those jobs you worked to help pay your tuition. Many of you are the first in your families to get a college degree. (Applause.) Some of you are balancing school with raising families of your own. (Applause.) So I know this journey hasn’t been easy. I know you’ve had plenty of moments of doubt and frustration and just plain exhaustion. But listen, you dug deep and you kept pushing forward to make it to this magnificent day.” On the history of Bowie State: “As you all know, this school first opened its Continued on A4

to our quality of life as our code enforcement programs,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Community blight in the L. Baker III. “This Kentland, Palmer Park plan was developed neighborhood is torn down. collaboratively with the County Council, county Resources’ 25- point plan employees, municipal provides solutions to help officials, engaged residents, rid our neighborhoods of and civic and homeowners blighted houses, and prepares associations as well as the communities to share in the business community. It renaissance taking place will result in more effective across Prince George’s and efficient service of our County.” government for all who live, work, and invest in Prince Ortiz added that the plan George’s County.” reflects the high standards Said County Council Chair that Prince George’s residents Andrea C. Harrison (D–Dist demand. 5), “Vacant and blighted “This initiative is about property has a debilitating the standards we see every effect on communities and the day,” he said. “By ramping up demolitions of blighted welfare of our residents. The Department of Environmental Continued on A3

Zimbabwe on Path to Regain International Acceptance By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief HARARE, Zimbabwe (NNPA) – The United States has signaled that it is moving toward normalizing relations with Zimbabwe, the former White minority-rule nation once known as Rhodesia. In March, former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young was dispatched by the Obama administration to meet with President Robert Mugabe. After the meeting, Young told reporters that the State Department had sent him to Zimbabwe to let Mugabe know the U.S. is interested in repairing its strained relations with the mineral-rich country of 13.1 million people.

Schools Takeover Opponents Struggle to Keep Momentum By Teria Rogers AFRO Staff Writer

First Lady Michelle Obama urged graduates to remember the importance that education played in the advancement of African Americans as she delivered the commencement address at Bowie State University on May 18.

Last month, Jesse L. Jackson Sr., also held a meeting with Mugabe, 89, the oldest sitting president in Africa, calling for open and free elections. Jackson pledged to work for the removal of U.S. sanctions. “When there’s growth and investment, everybody wins,” Jackson told Mugabe. After controversial land reform and what the U.S. called flawed elections, the United States applied limited sanctions in 2003 against about 120 key individuals and 70 industries. Earlier this month, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that it was lifting sanctions against the Agricultural Development Bank of Continued on A3

Citizens for an Elected Board (CEB), a major Prince George’s schools watchdog group, staged a rally outside the Prince George’s Board of Education (BOE) building in Upper Marlboro on May 21 to protest County Executive Rushern L. Baker III’s schools’ takeover plan. A petition drive seeking 8,000 signatures by May 31 is circulating to stop the law from taking effect June 1. CEB co-chairs Janis Hagey and Dave Kahn, along with Kenneth Haines, president of the Prince George’s County Educator’s

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charged 75-yearold James Parham and 66-year-old Cheryl Chaney with possessing drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug nuisance at the Vincente Tibbs Senior Citizen Building located in the northern part of Courtesy Photo the state, according James Parham to the Associated Press. Chaney faces an additional charge of possession of crack cocaine. Parham also admitted to providing prostitutes to some of his younger neighbors in the building, Detective Capt. Timothy Torell told The Bergen Record. A believed accomplice, 54-year-old Selma McDuffie, was charged with having a crack pipe. The school crossing guard has been suspended from her job and threatened with arrest if she returns to the building. Officials at the Englewood Housing Authority, which manages the 152-unit property on the 100 block of West St., said Parham and Chaney passed criminal background checks before they were given residence in the complex, which serves disabled persons who are 55 years and older, and low-income residents who are 62 years and older. “They came up absolutely clean,” Maria Iwano, the housing authority’s executive director, told The Record. “They had nothing to prevent us from putting them in the building.” But the suspects, including McDuffie, were believed to be behind a rash of crimes in the complex. And, residents often complained about vagrants, drunks and addicts invading their building, authorities said, prompting a sting operation. Parham was scheduled to appear in Municipal Court in Englewood on May 15, while Chaney and McDuffie are due in court June 11.

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sport-utility vehicle sought in connection with the murder of Hudson’s and brother. Del. Charniele Herring candidate Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli played in forcing to let you know, “when I was in high school, mother I was homeless.” The white, 1994 Chevrolet Jennifer Hudson and other has traveled around this restrictive measures on abortion clinics in the state. The 43-year-old Herring was born in the Dominican Suburban with Illinois license relatives positively identified country, but the first African “I thought, oh, no; reproductive health rights; you don’t Republic into an Army family, but by the time her parents American woman to chair want to go there with me,” Herring said in a later interview divorced and her mother moved them into a shelter, they were the Democratic Party of with the AFRO. She chairs the Legislative Reproduction living in Virginia. It was an educational program at George Virginia says, “I just love Health Caucus. Mason University which Herring credits for literally changing Virginia; it’s been very As minority whip, she surprised some of Virginia’s old her life for the better. That extended lifeline is the reason why good to me.” Ironic words guard. “I don’t let the fact she feels so indebted to the state and so committed to giving coming from this greatthat there are a lot of men back to other vulnerable Virginians, she says. great-granddaughter of a around affect me; I thrive in Herring says, “I believe in a basic sense of equity and fair Lynchburg slave who today competitive environments,” access for everyone to succeed.” leads the state’s political said Herring, who is one of Today, she and her mother share a home in the west end of party that once upheld 18 African Americans in the Alexandria. Besides her mother, who she credits with setting segregation in the former state legislature. an example of tenacity and perseverance against all odds; and Adrienne capital of the Confederacy. However, she added, an older brother, now a doctor, who she credits with instilling Washington While past transgressions “there’s nothing wrong her with competitiveness; she credits her professional mentor, AFRO Columnist may be in the back of with compromise.” Herring prominent D.C.-based attorney Natalie O. Ludaway with her mind, Herring is has also been able to claim pushing her toward perfection and simply “speaking up for passionately pushing for a some bipartisan legislative what I believe in.” Courtesy Photos different, more diverse future in Virginia’s rapidly changing victories such as working Ludaway said, “Iand can’ther callmom, Charniele a young lawyer who Jennifer Hudson Darnell Donerson who political landscape. Not only must this savvy young woman with Republican Gov. Bob iswas up and coming, a rising star;brother, I think she has achieved … killed, as well as her Jason. retain her own seat representing a district in Virginia’s House McDonnell in passing and wants to make a change for the better.” Further, Ludaway Charniele Herring of Delegates covering parts of Alexandria in the fall elections, legislation to help the said Herring is confident, energetic and hardworking, and plate X584859 was found on thesome bodyshe of her 7-year-old she must also be the party spokesperson and spearhead homeless as well as the to seems soft-spoken. “Some might underestimate Chicago’s West Side after nephew Monday, just hours upcoming campaigns with tough statewide elections for Charniele and take her desire to help people as a weakness,” police received a 7 a.m. call after his body was found in a governor and all the seats up for grabs. but that would be a mistake. Tall order, but Herring says she’s up to the task. She is Herring notes that she’s been involved in politics since she even “optimistic,” predicting that Democrats will pick up a was 13 and her mother took her on Capitol Hill to testify in few seats if “we can turn out the diversity” that’s changing favor of health care benefits for military children. A graduate the demographics of the swing state with candidates who “are of George Mason University and Catholic University’s law more reflective of Virginia.” These victories, she adds, will be school, Herring was elected to represent her district in a despite Republicans attempts to redistrict the election districts special election to Dallas replaceCowboys Brian Moran players By Alan King in December 2009,and in their favor. who was running for governor that year. Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, AFRO Staff Writer Judging from the impressive way she handled complex Although she says, “It’s really sad in 2013” to be touted as among the names submitted to issues against Republican surrogates during recent broadcast landmark transportation package to ease congestion. the first Africancandidate American woman election to chairofficials. the Virginia state Presidential John Hurdan saidhonor.” those workers, who McCain’s attack ACORN – debates on D.C.-based news outlets like the Kojo Nnamdi The ole’ boys club in Richmond aside, Herring has faced democratic party,onalso ”it’s certainly been were doing those things without Associated Community Show on WAMU-FM and News Channel 8, it’s clear why she bigger challenges before. A casual observer could easily ACORN’swrites knowledge or permisOrganization for Reform Now – Washington has become party chair so quickly. In the latter where she was assume that the attractive, friendly Herring hails from a Veteran journalist Adrienne weekly for were fired. confirms success of theissues in sion, speaking in support of the 2014 gubernatorial candidacy of privileged suburban family where her only concern might have the AFROthe about relevant the District, Maryland and “The evidence that has surorganization, the head of the Democrat Terry McAuliffe, Herring pounced to correctly refute been getting good grades. Not so. Though she doesn’t exploit Northern Virginia. Send correspondence to her at editor@ faced so far shows they faked group says. claims being made about the role Republican gubernatorial her personal challenges like some politicians, Herring is quick afro.com. “This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they didn’t do, not to stuff ballot we’ve done and success we’ve boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the had,” Maude Hurd, president of victim of fraud, not the perpetraACORN, said in an interview tor of it. with the AFRO. Continued from A1 Hurd said the only things “When this attack started, we bogus are the charges themhad just announced that we had inflicted. Investors will walk away, tourists will stay the suffering Blacks experienced under White Zimbabwe (Agribank) and the Infrastructure selves. org say registered 1.3 million new vot“One of the things I And hearfactcheck. Zimbabweans away and that’s sort of the reality.” minority rule. Development Bank of Zimbabwe, provided agrees. ers,” she said. “That’s just to say is ‘Zimbabwe never did anything wrong,’” he Made, who is now Minister of Agriculture, “There’s all the talk about democracy, no transactions are conducted with any person It concluded, “Neither that someone’s running scared recounted. I thinknor there were somehave Mechanization and Irrigation Development, but we are the people who were denied the who remains on the sanctions list. ACORN its employees because of ACORN’s success.”“In fact, said critics are ignoring Zimbabwe’s reality. right to vote. We are the people who McCain, were who ismistakes.” The western media trumpeted stories about been found guilty of, or even running for He listed in 1997, tofraudulent make “We were a conquered people and our land told, ‘You don’t come through thepresident front door, how unfair the White farmers were being charged with, casting on the Republican tick-the decision, large payments veterans of the liberation was taken,” he stated. “Naturally, we had to you go through that rear door.’ That theout at ACORN treated under the new Black government. et, was lashed in the tovotes.” struggle, to problem walk away from their fight and we won an armed struggle to the system that operated here,” he said. “…It wasagainst However, Joseph M. Made, the former came about prifinal debate Barack and in 1999The marily because of theFund. way Obama, contending the group debts to the“is International Monetary right to reoccupy our land.” in this city where you could not walk on the minister of lands, said the Black farmers were operates. Rather than verge of maybe“That perpetratcut themACORN off from new credit and Initially, Britain and the U.S. had agreed to pavement, you had to walk where on thethe cars the ones aggrieved. He said 6,000 White rely on volunteers, it pays peoing one of the greatest frauds in debt relief,” he said. compensate displaced White farmers as part were driving, as a Black person. We fought commercial farmers locked Blacks out of the ple, many of them poor or voter history in this country, and on the day of independence, the Black Some businessmen, such as Elzie L. unemof the 1979 Lancaster House Agreement that prime agricultural areas until they gained the ployed, to sign up new voters. maybe destroying the fabric of people walked on the pavement en masse. Higginbottom, president and CEO of Eastlake brought independence to what would later right to control their land. The idea was to help both those democracy.” That’s how the law was repealed.” Factcheck.org, Management in Chicago, see doing become Zimbabwe. Once the farmers were David Bruce Wharton, U.S. Ambassador beingInc. registered and those a non-partisan Group, Skyscrapers that dot downtown Harare are enormous investment opportunities in the not paid, the blame was shifted to the Mugabe to Zimbabwe, called the land reform effort a the registration. Web site, found those claims to rusty reminders of a gleaming city of bygone country. to benefits such“We as have a government, not the countries that reneged on failure. explained, bea“exaggerated,” with “no He evi-pointed Maud era. An automobile trip from the airport English speaking, a their pledges. “They have a sovereign right to do that, tolerance policyhaving for deliberdencetoofcenter any suchZimbabwe democracy-being zero ate falsification of registration.” city is a bumpy one because of deepdestroying potholes. fraud.”literacy rate upwards of 93 percent, using the “We will not compensate for land that was but there are consequences,” he said. “If you Most news currency, account neglect Hurd believes McCain Even the sidewalks, now that Blacks can walk on the U.S. dollar as its predominant beingto never paid for,” Made said. “That land was do it in a way that looks to the outside world point out that ACORN is charges were politically motivatthem, are in desperate need of repair. mineral rich and peaceful. taken by virtue of conquest. Our forefathers like it’s chaotic, like the rule of law has been required law to as turnRhodesia, in all reged. President Mugabe said international “When Zimbabwe wasbyknown were not given money. That [compensation] is suspended, like there’s no real plan about istration forms. And they alsohefail She said, “Because it’s lowsanctions have taken a toll. But Ambassador it was the breadbasket of southern Africa,” making sure poor people get land as well as the responsibility of the British.” to note that it was the organizaand moderate-income people, Made said most of the world minimizes Wharton said some of the wounds were selfsaid. the wealthy people, there are consequences. and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first brought the phony registrations McCain campaign thinks those to the attention of authorities. voters are going to vote The McCain camp apparently Democratic, which is not necesisn’t interested in those fine sarily true.” Continued from A1 points, preferring to air misleadACORN is no stranger to ing ads that seek to link Obama controversy. school children. citizens to “give up control” of their schools. In an earlier organizing meeting for the petition drive state to over ACORN, therebybut undercutting For 38 years, the non-partisan “The CEO has complete control the policy the “We think there’s going to be less attention to education,” Sen. C. Anthony Muse (D-Dist. 26), pastor of The Ark of his political support. organization has fought for social school board has the budget, that’s gridlock,” said Wanda White said Hagey. “Remember this is the county executive who Safety Church and the sole member of the Prince George’s McCain: I’m John McCain andClinton economic justice for lowof who attended the rally. “They are putting people in is responsible for health, transportation, public safety. Are delegation to the state legislature to vote against HB 1107, and I approve this message. and moderate-income these key positions but are they really for our students. Who’s you certain that he’s going to focus the needed attention on committed to help organize church community support. Announcer: Who is Barack Americans. With 400,000 memgoing to lose”? education? We say no.” Organizers said Muse is still very active and supportive of Obama? A man with “a political ber families organized into more has less than a chapweek to get 8,000performed signaturesatbut Kahn The new law, passed as HB1107 allows the county the petition drive but specifics of his involvement were not baptism warp thanCEB 1,200 neighborhood specified if nationwide, the petition falls short of the signers shared. speed.” Vastneeded ambition. After colters in 110that cities they, “will themoved legislation.” The petition drive lost a lege, he to Chicago. ACORN hascontinue over the working years seento change huge supporter when the Prince its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. There, Obama met Madeleine cating for affordable housing, George’s County chapter of the Talbot, part of the Chicago living wages, healthcare for the NAACP flipped their support branch of ACORN. He was so underserved— and while organand decided to stand behind the impressive that he was asked to izing voter registration drives. new schools law. The NAACP train the ACORN staff. But none has been as withering – Janis Hagey has been one of the most vocal What did ACORN in Chicago and baseless as this one. supporters of voting rights for engage in? Bullying banks. With the presidential election the board of education and Intimidation tactics. Disruption less than two weeks away, CEB. executive, effective June 1, to select the school system CEO of business. ACORN forced ACORN’s detractors allege the Bob Ross, president of the county’s NAACP chapter, felt the organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky home loans. and appoint three board of education members in addition to The same types of loans that sive voter registration fraud after time had come to end the division over HB1107 and support naming the board’s chair and vice chair. One additional board caused the financial crisis we’re the reported discovery of bogus students. member will be appointed by the county council. in today. names, such as Mickey Mouse In response Hagey said she is, “disappointed, outraged and While June 1 nears, petition drive organizers are pushing conflicted,” and asks, “why would they do that as an early ahead to gain support and signatures. and consistent member of our coalition?” As a result she has Nearly 14,000 people are canvassing for the petition decided to end her membership. including the PGCEA and the ACE-AFSCME Union Local County residents still supporting the petition drive are 2250. Hagey also shared that they are working with black worried about the future of the education policy process and the mega-churches in the county to gain more signatures.

“Herring is passionately pushing for a different, more diverse future in Virginia’s rapidly changing political landscape.”

“Remember this is the county executive who is responsible for health, transportation, public safety. Are you certain that he’s going to focus the needed attention on education? We say no.”

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properties, holding property owners accountable and bringing illegal businesses into line, we will restore home values and attract the people and investment we need in our County.” The announcement took place against the backdrop of a blighted home set for demolition in the 7000 block of Hawthorne Street in Landover. The neighborhood is located

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The Afro-American, May 25, 2013 - May 31, 2013

Adding Shakur to Most Wanted List Baffles Activists By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When officials from the FBI and the New Jersey State Police called a press conference to name Assata Shakur, a 65-year-old-Black women and political refugee living in Cuba, to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List, the move left many political activists puzzled. Shakur is the first woman named to the list that also includes leaders of jihadist groups that have been linked to global terror plots. And she was added to the list 40 years after the crime. Also known as Joanne Chesimard, Shakur was a member of the Black Panther Party and later the Black Liberation Army, an organization that called for the revolutionary change in race relations in the United States and believed that armed conflict was the appropriate tool for that change. Shakur was charged and convicted in the 1973 “executionstyle” murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster on the New Jersey State Turnpike during a traffic stop. Medical and forensic evidence disproved the prosecution’s assertions that Shakur fired the fatal shots that killed Foerster or any shots at all. Another trooper at the scene later admitted fabricating the story he told of seeing Shakur, fire shots from the passenger side of the vehicle, but she was still found guilty of murder. In New Jersey, being an accomplice to a murder is equivalent to

actually pulling the trigger and carries the same life sentence. During that period of turmoil, Shakur was cleared or judges dismissed the case against her in a half dozen trials and indictments against her ranging from armed robbery and kidnapping to murder. An all-White jury found her Assata Shakur in 1973 guilty of murder and assault during the trial for the murder of the New Jersey State trooper. In a bold action, three-armed men helped Shakur escape Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey in November 1979. Although the group took prison guards as hostages, none were injured. Five years later, Shakur reappeared in Cuba where she has lived since her escape. On the anniversary of Trooper Foerster’s death this year, Aaron Ford, special agent in charge of the Newark Division, called Shakur a “domestic terrorist.” That same day, the reward for her capture and return to the U.S. was doubled, from $1 to $2 million. “Justice has no expiration date, and our resolve to capture Joanne Chesimard does not diminish with the passage of time.

Instead, it grows ever stronger with the knowledge that this killer continues to live free,” said New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa. According to news accounts, FBI officials said that neither President Obama nor Attorney General Holder had anything to do with adding Shakur to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List, although they likely knew of the decision. Recently, demonstrations were held in more than a halfdozen cities in support of Shakur. In addition, Change.org has launched a petition drive objecting to Shakur being added to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist’s List. The petition to President Obama states, “This new decree, announced some 40 years after initial her arrest, gives open license and motivation for Cuban residents or anyone else to abduct Ms. Shakur and deliver her to federal authorities to answer for crimes she did not commit. In effect, Ms. Shakur committed no crimes. The crimes in fact were committed against her.” During an interview with “Democracy Now,” shortly after the FBI’s announcement, Angela Davis, a political activist and professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz, said it was a major shock to hear that Assata Shakur was named to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists. “Really, it seems to me that this act incorporates or reflects the very logic of terrorism. I can’t help but think that it’s designed to frighten people who are involved in struggles today,” Davis said.

Morgan State University 2013 Commencement D.C. Man Gets Four Years for Stealing Dog member from an HBCU to win the National Outstanding Teacher Medal from the America Society for Engineering. His words stirred both soon-to-be graduates and guests Morgan State University’s graduating class was feted by alike, who frequently interrupted Duncan to applaud his points. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who heralded the The honorees sat patiently, waiting for the moment when they school’s successes in 2013, then congratulated several stellar would officially become graduates. graduates for their own accomplishments. “Represent your families and your extended MSU family The event took place on May 18. It was the 137th with great pride,” Duncan told the audience as he concluded. time the university had gathered together to celebrate the “You inspire us and give us great hope for the future. commencement of students who had successfully completed Congratulations! And good luck!” one of its programs. Graduating senior Brian Waters told the AFRO: “Mr. “It’s been a year of many triumphs for Morgan’s students,” Duncan was very inspirational. I feel good about graduating. I Duncan told the audience. “For the second year in a row, had great professors at Morgan that really prepared me for the Morgan State’s team won the HBCU Honda Academic Quiz real world.” Challenge, besting teams According to the university’s website, Kameni from 48 HBCUs. The graduated from Parkdale High School in Prince brilliant captain of the George’s County four years ago. He credited the Honda All Stars, Craig university for motivating him to strive to achieve. He Cornish, is heading to served as vice-president of the MSU Golden Key Honor Princeton on a full-ride Society this academic year and is a member of Alpha to get a Ph.D. in History. Kappa Mu and Pi Delta Phi, the French National Honor The acrobatic, gravitySociety, according to the website. defying Cheer Bears won “I was impressed with the campus, it felt like a the MEAC cheer title for family and I felt at home,” he said of his experience at the third year in a row— Morgan. “I was a bit shy, and I wasn’t involved when Morgan president David Wilson and even managed to I first arrived, so I felt like it was a boring school. (right) greets Arne Duncan come in third nationally.” Eventually, I started meeting people who were the total Then he singled out opposite of me. They helped me to break out of my senior Christian Kameni, who became the 131st MSU student shell, to network and I got involved little by little. I joined the or faculty member to become a Fulbright Scholar. That cements [Student Government Association], started going to more social MSU’s leadership as the university that has produced more activities. I went from being all the way reserved, to a bit less Fulbright Scholars than any HBCU in the nation, he said. He than that.” also acknowledged Professor Yacob Astatke, an MSU alum, Kameni said a French professor recommended the Fulbright who became the first African-American and the first faculty program to him. By Courtney Jacobs Special to the AFRO

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doors in January of 1865, in an African Baptist church in Baltimore. And by 1866, just a year later, it began offering education courses to train a new generation of African American teachers. Now, just think about this for a moment: For generations, in many parts of this country, it was illegal for black people to get an education. Slaves caught reading or writing could be beaten to within an inch of their lives. Anyone -- black or white -- who dared to teach them could be fined or thrown into jail. And yet, just two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, this school was founded not just to educate African Americans, but to teach them how to educate others. It was in many ways an act of defiance, an eloquent rebuttal to the idea that black people couldn’t or shouldn’t be educated.”

On the hard road to educational freedom: “Many of these schools were little more than drafty log cabins with mud floors, leaky roofs and smoke-wood stoves in the corner. Blackboards, maps, and even books were considered luxuries. And both students and teachers faced constant threats from those who refuse to accept freedom for African Americans. In one Eastern Shore town, a teacher reported to work one morning to find that someone had smashed the windows of her schoolhouse. Other black schools across Maryland were burned to the ground. Teachers received death threats. One was even beaten by an angry mob. But despite the risks, understand, students flocked to these schools in droves, often walking as many as eight to ten miles a day to get their education. In fact,

the educational association that founded Bowie State wrote in their 1864 report that—and this is a quote— ‘These people are coming in beyond our ability to receive them.’” On educational apathy: “… More than 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, more than 50 years after the end of “separate but equal,” when it comes to getting an education, too many of our young people just can’t be bothered. Today, instead of walking miles every day to school, they’re sitting on couches for hours playing video games, watching TV. Instead of dreaming of being a teacher or a lawyer or a business leader, they’re fantasizing about being a baller or a rapper. (Applause.) Right now, one in three African American students are dropping out of high school.

Only one in five African Americans between the ages of 25 and 29 has gotten a college degree -- one in five. On the need to focus on education: “People who earn a bachelor’s degree or higher make nearly three times more money than high school dropouts, and they’re far less likely to be unemployed. A recent study even found that African American women with a college degree live an average of six and a half years longer than those without. And for men, it’s nearly 10 years longer. So yes, people who are more educated actually live longer…We need to dig deep and find the same kind of grit and determination that drove those first students at this school and generations of students who came after them…It’s even in the words of your school song: “Oh Bowie State, dear Bowie

By AFRO Staff Christopher Young, 18, of Washington, D.C., must have really wanted a dog. So much so that he snatched one in an armed robbery, authorities said. But instead of a furry companion, he’s going to have burly friends in the pen as his buddies. He was sentenced to four years in prison for the canine caper. According to evidence in the case, just after 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 5, Young approached a woman who was walking her Yorkshire Terrier, dog to the rich and famous and wannabes, in the area of Fifth and Kennedy NE. Young approached, flashed a handgun and said, “Give me your dog. Yorkies cost a lot of money.” He then grabbed the dog and dashed off toward Chillum Place NE. The victim yelled for help. She also noticed that Young dropped his phone on Kennedy Street directly next to where the dog’s leash had fallen. While Young ran, the pooch managed to escape and made its way home. D.C. police officers assigned to investigate the case determined that the dropped phone belonged to Young. They also found out that said suspect had been ordered to wear a GPS device on his ankle in connection with another bit of trouble. Officers obtained Young’s GPS records, which placed him directly in the area of 5th and Kennedy at the time of the dog robbery, as well as in the flight path described by witnesses. He was busted and charged. Young pleaded guilty in March in the D.C. Superior Court. He was sentenced to four years earlier this week by Judge Robert I. Richter. Upon completion of his prison term, Young will be placed on five years of supervised release. In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen commended those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Debra McPherson and Assistant U.S. Attorney Natalia Medina, who prosecuted the case. It could not be determined if any of them are pet owners. The name of the dog was not released. State, may you forever be the flame of faith, the torch of truth to guide the steps of youth.” And that’s not just a lyric -- it is a call to action. Many of you will answer that call by carrying on the proud Bowie State tradition of serving as teachers, devoting your careers to guiding the steps of the next generation. But for those of you who aren’t going into education, you’re not off the hook. Oh, no. Oh, no. No matter what career you pursue, every single one of you has a role to play as educators for our young people. So if you have friends or cousins or siblings who are not taking their education seriously, shake

them up. Go talk some sense into them. Get them back on track.” Her goodbye: “And now it is up to all of you to carry that legacy forward, to be that flame of fate, that torch of truth to guide our young people toward a better future for themselves and for this country. And if you do that, and I know that you will, if you uphold that obligation, then I am confident we will build an even better future for the next generation of graduates from this fine school and for all of the children in this country because our lives depend on it. I wish you Godspeed, good luck. I love you all. Do good things. God bless.

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The next day, officers returned to serve a search warrant. Inside the home, they found two exam rooms. The facility “appeared dirty, cluttered, and unkempt.” Dickey had 20 patients to the books to be seen that day. “Officers observed the defendant had been viewing a website with child pornography and child erotica on the desktop computer when they entered the office,” the document said. Child welfare advocates praised Microsoft and the Alexandria-based National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, where experts comb the Internet searching for people uploading inappropriate images of children or trying to lure

children into sexual activity. “The system worked,” said a D.C. social worker, who did not want to be identified. “The safeguards are in place to catch predators. There is a concerted effort to take down these criminals and it looks like this is a prime example of private industry and law enforcement working together to protect children.” According to authorities, Dickey lives at the home with two of his grandsons, an infant and a 9-year-old. It could not be determined if he is raising them alone or if other adults reside there. Police seized a Dell desktop computer and an additional

hard drive. Dickey admitted searching for graphic images of children. “The defendant, in a recorded statement, stated…that he visits child pornography sites, downloads child pornography and stores it on an external hard drive,” the charging document said. Dickey is charged with possession of child pornography and receipt of child pornography, which carry a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 and a maximum of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000, respectively.


May 25, 2013 - May 31, 2013, The Afro-American

Struggling, But Not Forgotten

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While America’s economy continues to recover, we should not forget those of our neighbors who are struggling. Wall Street is reaching record levels and housing values are increasing. Yet, far too many Americans – many in our own community – continue to face the loss of their homes. Nationally, U.S. foreclosure activity fell to a nearly six-year low in April, Congressman down nearly one-quarter Elijah Cummings from a year ago. However, in Maryland, where court supervision of foreclosure is required, the devastation of lost homes continues unabated. Recently, the real estate tracking firm, RealtyTrac, reported that the number of scheduled foreclosure auctions in judicial foreclosure states reached a 30-month high. Maryland foreclosure sales in April were three times the number that occurred in April, 2012. Analysts like RealtyTrac Vice-President Daren Blomquist believe that the more extensive supervision of foreclosures in states like Maryland is the primary reason that Maryland’s foreclosures are increasing while those in other states decline. “These are homeowners who fell into trouble a year or two ago and are finally getting processed as foreclosures,” he recently observed. Whatever may be the reason, the distress of these threatened homeowners is the same. Washington should be doing all that it can to minimize their pain. Homeowners who are struggling should be treated fairly and in accordance with the rule of law. We now know, however, that some of our nation’s most powerful financial institutions have failed on both counts. A number of mortgage servicers have now admitted that they broke the law by illegally foreclosing on American families and committing numerous other abuses. Earlier this year, the Federal Reserve Board and Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) entered into an agreement that required eleven of the largest mortgage servicers to pay more than $3 billion to borrowers who were in foreclosure in 2009 and 2010. This settlement ended the mandated independent review of borrowers who had been harmed that these institutions had been ordered to conduct. I have joined Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and House colleagues to hold these institutions and their federal regulators accountable. The senator and I have demanded information from regulators about that review and settlement – but without much success. This is why, in a recent Senate Banking Committee hearing,

Senator Warren chastised Fed and OCC representatives for failing to provide even the most basic information about the extent of the abuses that were uncovered. For my part, since these regulators now plan to rely upon these same banks to determine payouts and deliver settlement funds to borrowers, I have concluded that we need an independent monitor to bring transparency and accountability to this process. A number of my House colleagues have joined me in proposing The Mortgage Settlement Monitoring Act of 2013 (H.R. 1706) that would do just that. Here in Maryland, the growing economic pain demands immediate action. During the last five years, my office has conducted seven foreclosure prevention seminars, bringing together thousands of homeowners on the brink of foreclosure with their lenders and mortgage servicers. These seminars have been among the most heartbreaking, yet rewarding initiatives that I have undertaken in public life. Often, they have been moments of opportunity in which many

Mae, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development also will be on hand to answer questions. Before June 12, homeowners who are concerned about making their mortgage payments should prepare themselves to receive help by compiling the information and documentation noted in our advance registration form, available on-line at http:// cummings.house.gov. That preparation should include copies of a detailed hardship letter, two recent paystubs for income verification, their last two months’ bank statements, their 2011 and 2012 tax returns, the default letters or late notices from their lender, the foreclosure notices that they have received, a utility bill, and a list of monthly household expenses. I urge all homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments to attend. You may be struggling, but you are not forgotten.

“A number of mortgage servicers have now admitted that they broke the law by illegally foreclosing on American families and committing numerous other abuses.” struggling homeowners have received modifications to their mortgages or other tangible help. The current spike in Maryland foreclosures demands that we maintain this process. Our eighth all-day foreclosure prevention workshop is scheduled for June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodlawn Senior High School in Baltimore County. We have many representatives from banks and mortgage servicing companies – including, Bank of America, Citi Mortgage, JP Morgan Chase and M&T Bank – to conduct oneon-one meetings with homeowners about their mortgages. Homeowners will have the opportunity to speak with housing counselors and pro-bono attorneys. Representatives from Fannie

Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

The State of Equality and Justice in America

A Presumption of Guilt After serving 42 years in an Arizona prison for a crime he didn’t commit, a 58-year-old man was finally released this April. When Louis Taylor was just 16, he ventured out of his comfort zone to try a happy hour advertised by an upscale Tucson hotel, a typical foray for an adventurous teenage boy. Unfortunately, that night a fire broke out that ultimately claimed 29 lives. In that moment, Taylor stopped being typical and became extraordinary. He did not run from the danger as most people would. Instead he took responsibility. He was spotted during the crisis busily helping people escape the flames, escorting guests to safety and assisting people on stretchers. Ordinarily, he would have been hailed a teenage hero for demonstrating a civic duty only expected of grown men. Yet eyewitness accounts of his beyond-the-call-of-duty service were not credited as outstanding demonstrations of good character. To police and even some bystanders his very presence made him automatically suspect. More than the possibility that he could have saved someone’s life, people were consumed by their sense that he “did not belong in a fancy Tucson hotel.” The forensic evidence suggested faulty electrical wiring or some building defect as the likely cause, not arson, but scientific facts could not derail a hard-wired determination that because Taylor was Black, he had to be at fault. His youth, his innocence, and even his dramatic work to save and comfort the victims were imperceptible and irrelevant. Outraged citizens wanted the death penalty. A profiler was brought in who swore under oath that the likely perpetrator was “a black teenager.” Taylor was convicted by an all-white jury

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and sentenced to multiple life sentences, ensuring he would die in prison. Fortunately, the Arizona Justice Project recently took up the case. New research from the National Academy of Science proved there was no evidence of arson in the fire. Wrongly convicted, Taylor was finally released-42 years later. For nearly 50 years, starting in the 1920s, the population of U.S. prisons was around 200,000. Today we have the highest incarceration rate in the world with 2.3 million people in jails or prison. One out of three black boys born in 2001 is likely to serve time in jail or prison during his lifetime. Half of our

teacher, breaking a pencil, and having rap lyrics in a locker. Black children constitute 18 percent of the nation’s public school population but 40 percent of the children who are suspended or expelled. In Arizona, Alabama, Georgia and a growing number of states, legally sanctioned racial profiling has been resurrected leading Latinos particularly, and other U.S citizens of color, to fear harassment, suspicion and detention. In New York City between 2002 to 2011, 90 percent of those who are stopped and frisked are Black or Latino. In 88 percent of those stops, people of color were found to be innocent of any wrongdoing. Despite progress, in the last 50 years we have retreated from an honest conversation about racial and economic justice, and have opted instead for mass criminalization and incarceration leaving many poor and minority people marginalized and condemned. As Taylor’s story reminds us, out of sight is hardly out of mind. It is an abysmal violation of human dignity. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), an icon of the civil rights movement, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010. Bryan Stevenson is executive director and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and a professor of law at New York University. This article is the fifteenth of a 20-part series written in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. For more information, please visit www.lawyerscommittee. org.

“Today we have the highest incarceration rate in the world with 2.3 million people in jails or prison.” incarcerated are imprisoned for non-violent drug crimes. While African American and Latino teens are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol than whites, they are three to four times more likely to be arrested, convicted or sent to jail or prison for nonviolent drug offenses. The presumption of guilt follows too many poor and minority children to school, a place where children should be nurtured and supported, not criminalized and incarcerated. Yet the pipeline from school to jail is so insidious, many parents now fear schools as much as they fear the criminal justice system. Children as young as five years old are being led out of classrooms in handcuffs for acting out or throwing temper tantrums. They have been arrested for throwing an eraser at a

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Film Fest Fuels Beauty Talk By Rev. Dorothy Boulware AFRO Editor

Beauty. You know it when you see it and everyone wants some. Beauty in our homes. Beauty on the landscape. Beauty on ourselves. Americans spend billions every year to get their share. Beauty is easy to spot, but it’s a difficult to put it into words. What’s your definition of real beauty? That question –and the responses to it—became a documentary, Beauty in America, produced by Notre Dame of Maryland University students Tya Kelly and

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Wrap Up Your Diet: Add Fresh, Healthy Eating to Your Menu Lauren Mlynski and recently screened in their April 30 StuDocs Film Fest. Spurred by the Dove commercials that feature real women, filmmakers posed the question of women of various ages and hues. Their responses were in some ways predictable. Some women expressed disdain at being portrayed in pop culture as “materialistic and shallow,”

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(NewsUSA) - Every day it seems there are a host of new and outlandish methods to win the battle of the bulge. The Cabbage Soup diet, the Fat Flush diet and the Blood Type diet are some of the more unusual, yet even the most ridiculous monikers do little to preserve your overall nutrition. The reason fad diets Continued on B3

Third Career and Counting By Rev. Dorothy Boulware AFRO Editor One of the signs of the times is that seniors who thought they would be retiring at a certain age are continuing in established careers or even starting second careers because of changes in the economy. Maybe they aren’t ready for a rocking chair, but many are interested in slowing down, just not so much. Jobs are not nearly as available in past decades; employer-employee loyalty is a dying concept, and some pension funds have been decimated. So some are job hunting Photos by Dorothy Boulware James Hamlin says he loves the hard work. instead of enjoying retirement parties. Some are struggling to hold onto jobs that require more than they’d like to invest. Some are seeking training and looking to start second careers. James Hamlin, on the other hand, is working on his third career, having already spent 35 years at United Parcel Service (UPS) as a corporate executive and worked with the team determined to revitalize Pennsylvania. And he’s not tired yet, in fact he said he likes the hard work he’s embraced in establishing The Avenue Bakery; hard work, he says, is all he’s ever known. When asked why a bakery, Hamlin said the community master plan in Baltimore called for one. “I looked around the community and what seemed to be missing was a bakery,” said Hamlin, who attended Edmondson High School and Coppin State University. So, to balance the array of services the community offered, comes The Avenue Bakery, a place that’s usually filled with people doing a lot of praying about the distribution of the calories they’re about to consume. “I have been baking for years and owned the Bakers Hardware property and needed to do something with it,” he said, adding that the bakery wasn’t his original plan. And while it is already successful, it is moving toward Brenda Hamlin is just one of the family Continued on B2

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“Living with my grandparents taught me a strong work ethic and I was raised with a lot of old school values that a lot of kids nowadays lack.” – Morgan Hazelton By Odessa Mohabeer Special to the AFRO To escape an overcrowded household when she was a little girl, Morgan Hazelton quickly accepted her grandparent’s offer to live in their home a few miles away from her crowded household in Prince George’s County. Morgan Hazelton, 22, is a product of a grand families home. She grew up in Prince George’s County. When she was 9 years old, she moved in with both her grandmother and grandfather. “When they asked me to come live with them; for me, it was a no-brainer,” said Hazelton said of the decision to move in with Helena and Bill Heyward. “The living conditions in my grandparent’s home were better than the living conditions I was in.” Hazelton’s parents were not victims of drug abuse, or mental illness. It was just a matter of too many people living in a small space, she said. Hazelton’s experience was not one of hardship or struggle. Luckily her grandparents did not struggle financially when they took her in. Her grandmother was a pharmacist and until this day she still works in a hospital and her grandfather was a government employee. “Living with my grandparents taught me a strong work ethic and I was raised with a lot of old school values that a lot of kids nowadays lack,” said Hazelton. Her story reflects the changing demographics of a nation of aging baby-boomers and children affected by the struggles of their parents. Whether there is turmoil from drug abuse, incarceration or simply strained parenting skills, grandparents provide a refuge, according to 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data and figures compiled by non-governmental groups. In the United States, 7.8 million children are living in homes where the grandparents or close relatives are the householders, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). In Maryland, 151,970 children under 18 years old reside in homes where the grandparents or relatives are the householders, according to census data. Of that number, 112,017 are children whose grandparents are their primary caregivers. This accounts for 8.3 percent of the children in the state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Of the grandparents that are the primary providers for their grandchildren in Maryland, 42 percent are white, 48 percent are African American, 3 percent are Asian, and 5 percent are Hispanic. “The primary reason for grand-families is the increase of drug and alcohol abuse making parents incapable of providing for their child,” said Pat Owens, founder and CEO of Maryland-based GrandFamilies of America. The organization was started 15 years ago and the national office is located in Thurmont, Md. Owens felt the need for such an organization when she found it necessary to raise her grandson at one period of time. GrandFamilies of America has a mission to help Continued on B3


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Councilmember Anita Bonds Proposes No Property Taxes for Senior Citizens At the next legislative meeting of the Council of the District of Columbia, Councilmember Anita Bonds (D-At-large) will introduce legislation titled, “Senior Citizen Real Property Tax Homeowner Relief,” which will allow residents who have maintained residency for 25 years or more to be exempt from real property taxes, if the homeowner is aged 80 years or older and earns less than $100,000.00 annually. Concurrently, Councilmember Bonds will introduce legislation titled, “Senior Citizen Rental Housing Relief,” which will allow residents who have maintained residency for 25 years to receive an annual rebate equal to 25 percent of their annual rental cost, if the renter is aged 80 years or

so much to our city during both prosperous and dire economic times,” stated Councilmember Bonds, who touted the proposal during her campaign for election. If enacted thousands of older residents, who live mostly on fixed incomes, would be able to age in place and maintain their properties without having to worry — Councilmember Bonds about rising property taxes due to the district’s robust real estate market. Councilmember Bonds worked with Councilmember older and earns less than $100,000 annually. “The District has a history of offering millions upon Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), Chair of the Committee on Finance and Revenue to include the measures millions of tax exemptions for businesses, non-profits, in the Committees Fiscal 2014 Budget Support Act and development projects yearly and we should bring recommendations. equal tax relief to our elder seniors who have given

“…we should bring equal tax relief to our elder seniors who have given so much to our city during both prosperous and dire economic times.”

Fatten Up Retirement Savings in 3 Steps (NewsUSA) - For some aging adults, the retirement piggy bank is looking too slim, especially for those unable to max out 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts (IRA) every year. Remember when hardworking seniors were able to look forward to retirement as the chance to travel and savor relaxed family visits? The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) discovered that expectations for the so-called “good life” deflated back in 2011. NIRS research found only 11 percent of consumers assume retirement

will include activities like travel, dining out at restaurants, hobbies and overall leisure-time. Most just hope they’ll be able to sustain their lifestyle without having to work or rely on others. It’s not surprising that research indicates pensioners are better financially prepared for retired life. But the traditional pension has declined over the past 30 years, making it even tougher for middle-income adults to save enough for a stable nest egg. Consider the following advice when saving for retirement to make the most of your golden years.

1. When it comes to investing, keep it simple. Unless you’ve got a step up on the market flux, be smart and cautious. For soon-to-be retirees, CNN Money suggests avoiding individual stocks, niche funds and most ETFs (exchange-traded funds). Try to boost returns without assuming added risk by aiming for lower costs and lowexpense funds. Straightforward, diversified portfolios will get you farther in the long run. 2. Utilize investment help. If you’re managing your own portfolio and retirement accounts, investment guide

tools can be incredibly useful. Services such as USelfDirect. com offer retirement education and investment help for any self-directed investor trying to maximize IRA or 401(k) growth. “My motto is ‘athletes do not rest, they build.’ But when it comes to preparing for retirement, sometimes you need help to know what to build,” explains Marshall Faulk, USelfDirect.com board member and former NFL star, who also created the Marshall Faulk Foundation to help San Diego youth. “Do you know which tax advantaged accounts provide the easiest way to score the most

benefits?” Find answers at www. uselfdirect.com or call 800-2421380. 3. Save more as income grows. This seems obvious, but when adults receive a salary bump they should factor that into their allotted retirement savings. Resist the temptation to buy that new TV or king-sized bed -- even though you deserve it -- and put more toward the retirement plan or IRA. If you indulge in more luxurious living with every bit of income growth, it’ll be harder to maintain that lifestyle during retirement.

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Photos by Dorothy Boulware

The rolls and cookies painted on the sidewalk out front are an eye-catching lure. the achievement of a much larger goal than just being a sweet stop on The Avenue.”The goal is to bring people back to Historic Pennsylvania Avenue and become a starter for the Royal Theater project,” Hamlin said. Well it’s a real benefit to the community because if you come into the 2200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, you will first of all be drawn toward the bright orange awning and the paintings of cookies and rolls vividly displayed on the parking lot in front of The Avenue Bakery, home of Poppay’s rolls. It’s a distinctive place in a neighborhood fighting its way from decay to renewal. When you go into the bakery, you are met with all kinds of aromas that sound a danger alarm. A wiser person would walk away very quickly. The daily fresh-baked, yeast roll smell is just overpowering, not to mention the various other desserts, pies and cakes

made to order in all types of flavors and sizes. Those “Poppay rolls” are largely attributable to Hamlin’s grandfather who enjoyed

baking and was always searching for new recipes to delight his family. And family is what keeps Hamlin going many

family members pitch in including Brenda, his wife of almost 45 years, who can usually be found serving with a smile at the

Historic Pennsylvania Avenue scenes behind The Avenue Bakery

front counter. A hot roll and a history tour. Once you’re past the bakery window, the walls are a tour of Black history

in Baltimore. Photos of entertainers who graced the Royal Theater; photos of people dancing and partying at the Arch Social Club which is now in its ninth decade; photos of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The bakery also houses a community room to be used for meetings and gatherings of all kinds. And then behind the building, and on the side, are historical murals including the AFRO and the marquee from the Royal Theater, a stop on the Chitlin’ Circuit, and other sites from storied Pennsylvania Avenue. Sandtown’s Simply Black and gospel group Serenity are featured in A Taste of Sandtown@The Avenue Bakery, 2 to 6 p.m., June 1 at 2229 Pennsylvania Avenue, for the benefit of the Royal Theater revitalization project. For more information, visit theavenuebakery.com, email theavenuebakery@gmail. com or call 410-225-3881.


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Stroke Month Event Emphasizes Awareness The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association hosted its 6th Annual Power to End Stroke Health Fair on May 18 at Johns Hopkins. The event took place at university’s Turner Auditorium on Rutland Avenue and offered free blood pressure screenings, CPR demonstrations, nutrition counseling, fitness activities and healthy cooking demonstrations, organizers said. A free concert was performed by renowned gospel artist, Lisa Page Brooks, a Stellar Award and Gospel Music Excellence Award winner. May is American Stroke Month, and the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association has launched the Together to End Stroke initiative to raise awareness that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. Power to End Stroke is an education and awareness campaign to teach Americans about the high incidence of stroke within their communities and steps they can take to stay healthy. When it comes to knowing the warning signs of a stroke, only about two out of three Americans can correctly identify at least one sign. Authorities encourage people to think “F.A.S.T.” when it comes to recognizing the signs of stroke: F - Face drooping A - Arm weakness

S - Speech difficulty T - Time to call 9-1-1. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. “We recognize the importance of early detection, treatment and empowerment and the impact all can have on improving outcomes for stroke patients,” said Yvette Mingo, executive director of the American Heart Association. When an individual recognizes a stroke and acts quickly by calling 9-1-1, the victim has a greater chance of getting to an appropriate hospital promptly and receiving treatment that is likely to improve the outcome, authorities said. Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases, claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. To learn more, call 1-800-AHAUSA1 or visit americanheart.org. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is working to reduce the incidence of stroke among African Americans with its Power To End Stroke

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typically don’t work, according to sports and lifestyle dietitian Molly Kimball, is that they aren’t designed to succeed in the long term. “In reality, a successful diet is one that doesn’t sacrifice flavor, taste or nutrition and incorporates your favorite foods every day.” So scratch the word diet out of your vocabulary and follow these four tips for fresh, healthy eating: Keep calories in check. “Even if you exercise an hour every day, there are still 23 hours where you can negate it,” says Kimball. “You still have to keep an eye on what you’re eating.” She advises that you spend your calories on foods high in fiber, protein and healthy fat. Since the body takes longer to digest these nutrients, you’ll be left feeling fuller, longer. For a snack, try a quarter cup of reduced fat cheese

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Take Your Multivitamin to Control Diabetes (NewsUSA) - For people with diabetes, taking a multivitamin every day can mean much more than a little protection against the common cold. Research is finding that multivitamins can be the first line of defense against many different types of infections, including respiratory infections and influenza. “Once a person with diabetes gets an infection, it’s much harder for them to get rid of it, and it can lead to dire consequences, even death,” says registered and certified dietitian-nutritionist Debra Spector. “And since some diabetic patients don’t normally respond well to treatment, prevention is key.” Taking a special diabetes multivitamin -- usually found in the diabetes section of a pharmacy, not the vitamin section -- allows a diabetic person to be proactive with their health, and avoid nutrient deficiencies that can lead to problems. The year-long study among 130 patients, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that the incidence of infection was much lower among diabetics who took a multivitamin versus those who did not. Infection occurred in only 17 percent of diabetic patients who took a multivitamin versus the 93 percent who took a placebo. The study also found that regular multivitamin usage reduced the rate of minor urinary tract and gastrointestinal infections in people with diabetes. Because of the nature of the disease, it’s not uncommon for diabetics to experience nutrient deficiencies. Diabetes medications and frequent urination can lead to the loss of vital nutrients that protect the body. “Since there are many health risks that can result from vitamin and mineral deficiencies, I encourage my diabetic patients to find a multivitamin supplement with more potent levels of important nutrients to meet their needs,” says Spector. “It should contain Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), an important nutrient that most ‘regular’ multivitamins do not have.” Learn more about diabetic products at www.diabeticproducts.com.

initiative, an aggressive education and awareness campaign. To learn more, call

410-637-4569 or visit strokeassociation. org.

Baby Boomers Take Charge

melted on a whole wheat tortilla. Low in calories but high in fiber and protein, this snack keeps you powering until the next meal. Fill up on veggies. Instead of ham, turkey and

get a lot of attention for a reason: they’re both filled with healthy fats. The monounsaturated fat in oil and the omega-3’s in fish not only help to keep hunger at bay, they also boost your heart health

“In reality, a successful diet is one that doesn’t sacrifice flavor, taste or nutrition and incorporates your favorite foods every day.” roast beef thrown between two slabs of bread with cheese and extra mayo, keep the lean protein and incorporate loads of vegetables (raw, grilled or roasted) into a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla. “You’ll be slashing calories but still get the satisfaction of eating a full sandwich, along with loads of fiber-rich, nutrient-dense vegetables,” says Kimball. Choose healthy fats. Olive oil and fatty fish

by raising HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Lighten the foods you love. The bottom line is calories, but is giving up your favorite foods worth it? Of course not. Instead of a massive burrito stuffed with cheese, refried beans and sour cream, use a whole wheat tortilla and pile on lean protein, grilled veggies and fresh salsa for an authentic Mexican meal that tastes great with a fraction of the fat and calories.

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grandparents raising their grandchildren to develop and execute the most suitable plan for the child as an alternative to foster care. “Keeping children in the family is the better way to go,” said Owens. Duane St. Clair, of the Baltimore branch of GrandFamilies of America, is among the groups providing support and advice to grandparents who are raising young children. “We try to provide help and support to grandparents because a lot of times they are not aware of the resources available in the community,” said St. Clair. In the Baltimore area, the primary reason for the increase of grand-families

is the same nationwide. “Usually parents suffer from substance abuse or have mental health issues,” said St. Clair. For John Lippman, 70, and his wife, Geraldine, 69, both wheelchair-bound, family helping family is their tradition. While they don’t provide complete care for their 7-year-old grandson, Alexander, the boy and his mother, Dia Lippman, both live with her parents. They comprise one of Baltimore’s 8,026 households in which, census data say, grandparents are the primary householders. They care for Alexander before and after school and provide whatever other

assistance is needed. “We come from a large family and we are very big on family. When someone needs to be taken care of, we take care of our own,” said Geraldine Lippman. “Alexander is a bright young child and he brings joy to my husband who is ill,” she continued, boasting about his artistic prowess and his participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs. GrandFamilies of America can be reached at http://www. grandfamiliesofamerica. com/. The phone number is 301-358-3911 in Thurmond, Md.


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Lessons From a Nigerian Entrepreneurial Queen

(NewsUSA) - President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, so serendipitously held on the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., wasn’t just a transcendent moment for Americans. The day resonated for thousands, but for Nigerian noblewoman, economist, and banker, The Otunba Ayora, Bola Kuforiji-Olubi, it was magic, instructive -- a beautiful experience. “Coming for the second inauguration ceremony of President Obama opened my eyes to see some things that [Nigeria] can invite from your electoral system. There was no acrimony, no fight, no rancor,” Dr. Olubi explained. It sparked a surreal visit to the U.S. Dr. Olubi, who was born in 1936 and held office as Nigeria’s minister for commerce and tourism in 1993, has achieved more “firsts” than most people can imagine. She is an entrepreneurial spirit and a resilient woman of fervent ambition. Dr. Olubi’s trip held a series of heart-warming highlights. Her and her eldest son, Tokunbo Kuforiji, felt blessed to speak at length with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and delighted in a private tour of Johns Hopkins Hospital by their own director of pediatric

neurosurgery, Dr. Benjamin S. Carson. But the 77-year-old -- a queen in her own right -- had her own chance to inspire. She moved an audience to tears as the featured speaker at a reception for the freshlyminted senator from South Carolina, Tim Scott. “She is a woman of firsts; meeting her is a wonderful thrill and honor for me, and for everyone else she has encountered on this visit to our country,” said Scott, praising Dr. Olubi’s exemplary career.

The Otunba Ayora was the first female chairperson of United Bank for Africa. She also sat on sustainable development advisory boards for the UN, became the first Nigerian female CEO of a multinational company, and the first female president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. “I wanted to have an edge over the person sitting next to me,” says Dr. Bola. “I’m proud of the fact that in most of the things I’ve done, I’ve been well-educated to equip myself. Having a combination of economics and finance has equipped me to be able to work and function properly in the private sector in business and also in the public sector.” In an effort to strengthen the presence of Nigerian women in business, Dr. Olubi helped found the Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria. “I pride myself on being a person that is able to juggle several balls in the air at the same time. It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of diligence,” says Olubi. “And you have to make sure your home front doesn’t suffer much, and your work is such that your peers, your superiors, your colleagues, are all seeing you in a positive light.”

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at being stereotyped as business women or housewives or even “hot chicks.” One affectionately recalled a time when women had “hips and legs and rear ends.” So the prevailing definition was of persons feeling comfortable in their own skin, with their own lives and choices and having no need to conform to fleeting styles and trends. My first definition of beauty was, “Beauty is as beauty does,” an axiom of a foster parent, the repetition of which made

me think I must have been really homely. This theory was heavily supported by my uncle, who upon first sight, decided I should be called “George.” No explanation. A 7-yearold girl should be called George and “George” me he did until I was about 13 when he announced that I had become too pretty to be called George any longer. Anyway, beauty is more than a passing concern that encompasses the outside as well as the inside. The AFRO asked the question, “What’s your definition

of beauty?” and received interesting responses. Well known artist Joyce J. Scott, daughter of the late Elizabeth Talford Scott, famed quilt maker, said beauty is, “a place so vast a space ship could traverse only a dew drop of continence, a song so sweet , you taste it. Mom’s embrace at day’s end knowing you have spun the biggest spider web, trapping all the joys required for your dream’s consumption.” Beauty. “I believe beauty is a

Artist Joyce J. Scott, with her mother, the late Elizabeth Talford Scott public relations manager for Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. “ I work every day to be beautiful, not just with my clothes or makeup, but with my energy.”

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Mona M. Rock feeling and state of mind. A person or image can be beautiful if it uplifts people and makes them feel better than they did before their encounter with that person, “said Mona M. Rock,

Beauty. “It’s something internal that’s compelling. It has a magnetic appeal that draws in audiences unknowingly. It’s more than physical. It exudes in the artistry of poetry. The miraculous birth of a child and in all the creations of Earth,” Latondria Spence said. “Therefore I define beauty as God, God is pure beauty.” Beauty. Poets have strained for centuries to craft their own definition. John Keats said, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” Emily Dickinson said, “The Definition of Beauty is…That Definition is none.” Liv Tyler said, “There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see

someone’s spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that’s beautiful to me. Beauty. “It is,” said a character in the movie As Good as

Latondria Spence It Gets, “why cavemen chiseled on walls.” Beauty. Dru Hill sang of their hope to possess beauty. The defining conversation is ongoing.


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Beaus: Kyle Kitchings, Michael Ray Chambers, Michael Butts, Jr., Quentin Price and Richard Clark III

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Earl Stafford gave the keynote address as the Alexandria-Mt. Vernon Chapter of Jack and Jill of America introduced five young men to society May 4 at the service

organization’s 16th Beautillion at the Sheraton Pentagon City in Arlington, Va. The biennial event culminates several months of social events, workshops and community projects to prepare

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Just jamming to the music

the beaus, Kyle Kitchings, Michael Ray Chambers, Michael Butts, Jr., Quentin Price and Richard Clark III, for their formal presentation at the black tie event. Jacqueline McKinney and Sonia Price

The Parent’s Dance: Retired Col. Michael and Regina Chambers

Seated: Kyle Kitchings, Michael Ray Chambers, Michael Butts Jr., Quentin Price and Richard Clark III. Standing: Donna Stevenson, Beautillion co-chair; Fathers: Phillip Kitchings, Retired Col. Michael R. Chambers, Retired Master Sgt. Michael Butts Sr., Retired Staff Sgt. Rickey Pinder, Dr. Richard Clark Jr. and the Rev. Joy D. Hill, Beautillion co-chair

Escorts to the Beaus: Olivia Zenovia Jones, Gabrielle Elyse Dreux, Selena Taylor Townes, Ayanna Renee Bundy and Marshae Danielle Dobson

The Walker Family; Malachi (son), Suzanne, president, Alexandria-Mt. Vernon chapter, Jack and Jill of America and Tommy (husband)

Mother-sons: (Standing) Kyle Kitchings, Michael Ray Chambers, Michael Butts Jr., Quentin Price and Richard Clark III; (Seated) Dietta Kitchings, Regina Chambers, Tammi Lindsey-Butts, Leslie Pender and Sandra Jenkins Clark

Vonda Rhodes Kemp, chair, Economic Development; Anna Riley, President, PVAC; Ike Leggett, Mont. Co. Exec.; Nancy Floreen, Mont. Co. Council and Debbi Tijani, Chair, PVAC Fund, Inc.

2013 Minerva Entrepreneurship Awardees

Cathy Troutman, Debbie Tijani, awardee Gregory Plummer of Plum’s Hair Gallery, Anna Riley, and Vonda Rhodes Kemp

PVAC members and visiting Deltas

The beaus with their escorts

Quentin Price dancing the waltz with escort Ayanna Bundy DeGloria Hallman, Rev. Joy Hill, Donna Stevenson, Suzanne Walker and Edgar Brookins

Escort Marshae Danielle Dobson

Awardee Sheila Shears (center) of Shears to You and guests

Beaus doing a creative drill routine

Co. Exec. Ike Leggett, Nancy Floreen and Sol Graham of Quality Biological

Corporate Named Scholarship Donors: Gwen Kimbrough, Sheila Ogilvie, Jean Davis and Diane Murry

Photos by Danita Delaney

Mayor Jeffery Slavin, Helen Moody and Elaine Heath

2013 Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship Grant Recipients: Brennan Gerald, Dffrnt Wrld; Chyna Jones, Chyna’s Doll House and Chelsey Green, The Green Project

Eight Montgomery County, Md. business owners were saluted April 26 for their enterprise and resourcefulness by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Potomac Valley Alumnae Chapter. In a ceremony at the VisArts Center in Rockville, they were presented Minerva Entrepeneurship Awards. Marcus Johnson won the Business Growth Award, Sol Graham was presented with the Technology Innovator Award, Tina Mitchell received the Women-Owned Business Award, Gregory Plummer was presented the Small Business Award; Sheila Shears, Sisterhood Business Award; Barbara Talley won the Micro Business Award and David Hillman and Suzanne Hillman, won the Empowerment Award. The Delta chapter’s young entrepreneurs scholarship grant recipients Allyson Browne, Debbie Tijani, awardee Tina Mitchell of Holy Ground Christian Center, were also unveiled. Anna Riley and Diane Henderson Neal

Awardee Marcus Johnson of Flo Brands and guests

Photos by Rob Roberts

Awardees David and Suzanne Hillman, Hillman Family Foundation


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Maryland’s Kevin Durant Helps Tornado-Stricken Second Home Town with $1 Million for Okla. Relief By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant

My Take

By Courtney Jacobs Where are all the good men at in today’s world? They have always been around, but seem to be hard to find for some women. The fact is, women are looking in the wrong places. They complain about men more than anything else. Whether it’s about not spending enough time together or sitting around the house too much, women always seem to find a way to

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Oklahoma City Thunder star player Kevin Durant recently donated $1 million to Red Cross relief efforts for the victims of an EF5 tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla. May 20. Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Seat Pleasant, Md., Durant, who played AAU youth basketball for the Prince George’s County Jaguars and high school ball for Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.), has always been proud of his hometown roots, never hesitating to show off the word MARYLAND tattooed in bold, capital letters across the top of his back. He considers himself a man of the “DMV” community, returning to Maryland and D.C. to play pickup basketball during the summer off-season’s. He also takes care of the community in which he grew up, making several donations to the area including $25,000 rebuild the Seat Pleasant recreation center he once spent countless hours hooping in as a youth.

But he also makes it his responsibility to help take care of Oklahoma City, his adopted hometown, where he has played pro basketball for five years. Durant has always been one of the Thunder players who reach out to the community, visiting the schools and churches of Oklahoma City. So when the tornado devastated the suburban area of Moore, killing 20 people and destroying homes, businesses and institutions in a two-mile swath, Durant said he did what he could to help “take care of home.” “I call Oklahoma City my home. I go through Moore all the time,” Durant said, according to the Associated Press. “It’s unfortunate. We’re going to come together as a city like we always do and we’re going to bounce back.” Durant, who wasn’t in OKC when the tornado touched down, told AP that he will return to the area this week to offer more assistance in person. “Just to get to the hospital, see some kids,” Durant said. “Something. Just something to give some hope. Playing for the Thunder, we mean so much to the state. So many people support us and I just want to go back and support those people.”

Where Are the Good Men? criticize men. Tavon White, an inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center, had 13 female corrections officers in the palm of his hand. He allegedly gave five children to four of the officers. These women would give him outside food, tobacco, drugs and money. This shows that sometimes a gangster is what women really want. In today’s generation, there are a lot of women with low standards. It’s the sad truth. Women want a gangster, a man with money and materialistic things, or just someone who looks good. Women throw themselves at rappers or professional athletes just because of how much money

they make, before they even get to know them. Women look at the outside things men possess, instead of getting to know the inside aspect of them.

the same friends about how he doesn’t take her out, or look at her the same, or tell her that he loves her. Now, she has more bad things to say about him than good. In

“In today’s generation, there are a lot of women with low standards. It’s the sad truth.” A woman meets a man one day and falls in love. She tells all her friends about how great a man he is. She talks about him buying her this and that, but never really talks about the actual dating aspect of the relationship. A month later, she is whining to

the end, they break up and she is hurt. Now, every man that comes after him will be compared to this man that she does not even want anymore. She thinks no men are good and men are all the same. Reality check is that every

single person on this earth, man or woman, is different in their own way. One experience should not ruin women’s future with men. Yes, there are some men in the world who have no home training and do not carry themselves in the right manner, but there are millions of other men out there. Like the old adage says, “There are more fish in the sea.” It may be cliché, but it is also true. Overall, there are plenty of good men in this world. The only thing that is stopping women from finding them is themselves. At the end of the day, everybody should make their own decisions. If a man is not doing his

job, which is to treat his woman like a queen, then she should leave the situation. Women should learn from their mistakes to make them stronger, independent and more cautious. Finding a good man isn’t the problem for women. Where they are looking is. My Take is a social commentary feature that allows AFRO readers to share their insight into a range of topics. Please submit your 250-450 word entries, with My Take typed into the subject field, to editor@afro.com. Include your name, age, occupation and daytime phone number. The AFRO reserves the right to edit or reject any entry.

May 19-25 is Emergency Medical Services Week in D.C. By AFRO Staff National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, designed to

recognize emergency personnel—including call takers, dispatchers, EMTs, paramedics, emergency room physicians and others who work to save lives—is being recognized in the District. The event is sponsored each year by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The District’s Fire and EMS Department has planned several events in observance of National EMS Week. This year’s theme is “One Mission, One Team.” The week will highlight the commitment EMS personnel make in the community. Each day during the week, the department will host education and awareness activities. The opening ceremony took

place at 10 a.m. May 20 at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) at 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE. Fire and EMS Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe and his senior management team recognized more than 50 fire and EMS professionals for their outstanding efforts throughout the year. The keynote speaker was Dr. Joseph L. Wright, senior vice president of the Child Health Advocacy Institute at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.. The week’s activities included free blood pressure screenings at the Navy Yard Metro Station, the and Fire and EMS Headquarters on Vermont Avenue, NW, and at the Tenleytown Metro Station.; an Emergency Medical Services for Children Day observance at the Children’s National Medical Center on Michigan Avenue, NW, and a bike helmet giveaway at Engine 30 on 49th Street, NE. On May 24, free health screenings and CPR classes will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at P.R. Harris School, 4600 Livingston Rd, SE. On May 25, parents can have their child safety seats installed at Engine 8, 1520 C St., SE.


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AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff

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Are the Warriors the ‘Next Big Thing’ in the NBA’s Western Conference? big thing in the Western Conference? Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sports Desk debate the question. Riley: You have to like what you see when you look at Golden State’s roster. Thompson and Curry are already one of the best backcourts in the NBA, and rookie Harrison Barnes and rugged power forward David Lee have the potential to become a tough front line. They’re young, fast and flashy, and if Lee (hip) and Curry (ankle) had been 100 percent healthy—or even moderately healthy—then the series against San Antonio could have easily gone the other way.

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The Warriors’ Stephen Curry by Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk Less than a week after being ousted from the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs, NBA fans were already eager to see what’s coming for the Golden State Warriors next season. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson captured the attention and the hearts of many around the basketball world in the last month with deadeye shooting and a fast-paced western style of basketball that has the future looking bright in Oakland. With a host of promising youngsters and a still-evolving coach in the colorful Mark Jackson, are the Golden State Warriors the next

Green: Yes, they’re a good team but the question at hand is will they be the next great thing coming out of the West— and I just can’t see it. Are they good enough to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs or even the Memphis Grizzlies as presently constructed? I don’t think so. Curry’s becoming a superstar but his size (hovering around six feet) limits his impact. We saw him go for 40-plus points a few times in these playoffs, but once a bigger defender was assigned to him, as the Spurs did, you saw him quiet down. He scored 31 points and shot 3-of-15 from the arc over the last two games once San Antonio put Kahwi Leonard on him. That’s an issue. I can easily see a healthy Russell Westbrook locking him down in next year’s postseason and without Curry’s shooting, Golden State is just an average team. Riley: You always fail to tell the whole story, Green. Sure, Leonard played good defense, but let’s not forget the serious ankle issue that Curry re-aggravated early in the series, virtually zapping him of any explosion off of it. Look, this Warriors team is really good and they might be one of the deepest groups out West. They have all the components you could want in a team: size, shooting and defense. And their marketability should make them a key player in NBA free

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agency going forward. They’re already extremely capable of beating any team in the West with Lee on the mend, but once he returns next season and Barnes has a full offseason to improve his game, we’re looking at a new Western power. Think how much promise Barnes showed over a two-game stretch against the Spurs, scoring 51 points and hauling in 17 rebounds. His development along with that surging backcourt is going to be exciting to watch. Green: There’s just something about this team that doesn’t impress me in the end. I’m not sure how committed they are to defense, nor do I see the kind of defensive players needed to handle the Kevin Durants, Westbrooks and Kobes of the West. Everything about them is all offense, and we both know it takes more than shooting and scoring to advance in the playoffs. Memphis plays great defense as well as the Spurs and Thunder. If we’re ranking teams in the West for next year I would put Golden State behind the Los Angeles Clippers with the three aforementioned western teams ahead of them both. Riley: I see a top three Western team coming up next year. All of these guys are young, and they’ll grow together. We haven’t even talked about center Andrew Bogut’s struggles with an ankle surgery this year that caused him to miss 40 games. No one saw the real Golden State Warriors this season. We saw a hobbling Bogut, Curry and Lee try to gut it out against San Antonio, and they still took the series to six games. Mark my words: Golden State will challenge seriously for the Western crown next year. Green: Oklahoma still has the two most dynamic players in the West in Westbrook and Durant. And with no one on the Warriors’ roster at the moment who can successfully, or even barely, guard those two guys, I’ll hold off on any premature praise.

Buffalo Bills Name Doug Whaley as Seventh Black GM in NFL History by Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor The Buffalo Bills recently promoted assistant general manager Doug Whaley to general manager, making him the first African-American GM in that team’s history and the seventh ever in the NFL. Whaley, 40, served in the Bills’ front office for three years after working as a scout for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 12 years. The Pittsburgh, Pa. native also played linebacker for the University of Pittsburgh before becoming a pro scout for the Steelers in 1995. As the 12th GM in team history and fifth in 12 years, Whaley will attempt to bring the Bills back to winning form; the team hasn’t finished with a winning record since 2004. “It’s an organizational focus, and our main goal is to Twitter.com. give the fans of the Buffalo Bills a team that consistently Buffalo Bills general manager competes for championships,” Whaley said at a news conference. “We feel good about the people that we have Doug Whaley. on the roster now. We’re excited about [2013 first round draft pick] EJ [Manuel]. We’re excited about the [new head coach Doug Marrone]. And we’re just looking to show it on the field.” Whaley is the only Black man to be hired as a GM or head coach in this offseason, during which eight head coach and seven GM positions were vacant. He now joins a very short list of Black GMs in the NFL, which includes Baltimore Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome, New York Giants GM Jerry Reese, Houston Texans GM Rick Smith, Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew, Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie and former Arizona Cardinals GM Rod Graves.

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Paying Tribute to C. Delores Tucker By Ariel Medley Special to the AFRO She was a pioneer for African American women in the political arena and legendary for her work in the Civil Rights Movement. In her later years, she championed abortion rights and challenged the misogynistic and violent lyrics in some gangsta rap. From the time she walked onto the battlefield for rights and freedom until she was laid to rest at age 78 in 2005, C. Delores Tucker was a staunch advocate for her people. Her commitment and hard work were scheduled to be championed May 22 during a tribute at the at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Silver Spring. The event was hosted by the Bethune-DuBois Institute, a nonprofit she established in 1991 to promote the cultural development of Black children. In an interview before the dinner, William “Bill”

Tucker, widower of the late Tucker, summed her up in one sentence. “My wife was the most fearless woman I knew,” he said. Born on Oct. 4, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pa., Tucker was raised in a world rife with racial injustice. She learned early in life that protesting for civil and equal rights was necessary in order to break free from oppression. She was 38 when news broke of attacks made on peaceful protesters at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., during a march on March 7, 1965. Later called Bloody Sunday, the event made international news when protesters were viciously assaulted by police as they took a stand against voter restrictions placed on African Americans.    Tucker felt compelled to make the trip to Alabama to join demonstrators in a second protest, but her husband wasn’t having it. “It was the only time I told her no,” Bill Tucker said. “I never denied her anything, but

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C. Delores Tucker if I’d let her go and she were to be harmed, it would be my fault and my life would have been over.” A group of ministers traveling down for the second protest assured Bill Tucker that if he allowed his wife to go, they would protect her.  He agreed and Tucker went on to march side by side with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. two days later, on March 9, again across the Edmund

Pettus Bridge. Tucker spent her life in the service of people. In 1971, she became the first African American woman to serve as secretary of state, representing Pennsylvania.  In 1984, she founded the BethuneDuBois Institute (BDI), a nonprofit which advocates for the advancement of African Americans in education and leadership development.  Tucker also

launched and served as publisher for BDI’s quarterly journal, Vital Issues: A Journal of African American Speeches.  In 1990, Tucker, along with fifteen other founders, formed African-American Women for Reproductive Freedom. In 1992, she served as the convening founder and national chair of the National Congress of Black Women. One of her biggest fights

came after she spoke out against the negative messages in some gangsta rap. At a 1994 demonstration outside of a Sam Goody in Northwest Washington, D.C., Tucker spelled out her opposition. “The music is great. The beat is terrific,” she said. “But let’s stop the pornographic language.” She even took on the NAACP when the civil rights group nominated rapper Tupac Shakur for its prestigious Image Award for his performance in the film “Poetic Justice.” Shakur and several other rappers criticized her, but she continued her protests. During her lifetime, Tucker amassed many accolades. She was named to People magazine’s “25 of the World’s Most Intriguing People,” was spotlighted in the first issue of John F. Kennedy, Jr.’s George magazine for her work against negative gangsta rap lyrics and images and was named to Ebony magazine’s “100 Most Influential Black Americans” several times. She was honored after her death when a building in the Pennsylvania State Capitol complex was named the Secretary C. Delores Tucker Building.

A New Crusade, 50 Years After Children Helped Defuse ‘Bombingham’

would have the courage to respond to our call.”  Protests continued in Birmingham with children leading the “Daddy,” the boy said, “I don’t want to disobey you, but I way. Jails overflowed so much that some children prisoners have made my pledge. If you try to keep me home, I will sneak were held at the city’s fairground and others in an open-air off ... For, you see, I’m not doing this only because I want to stockade.  On May 8, a temporary truce was called and on May be free. I’m doing it also because I want freedom for you and 10, an agreement was reached that released the jailed children Mama, and I want it to come before you die.” and others on bond and paved the way for desegregation of Birmingham’s public facilities.  This teenage boy overheard talking to his father by Hateful White segregationists did not give in quietly.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the hundreds of Within hours, the Gaston Motel, where Dr. King and other Birmingham youths who, 52 years SCLC leaders stayed, and the home ago this month, decided  to stand up of Rev. A.D. King, Dr. King’s for freedom.  They stood up to fire brother, were firebombed.  Four hoses and police dogs, went to jail months later, a bomb was placed by the hundreds and finally broke the under the steps of the 16th Street back of Jim Crow in that city known Baptist Church that exploded as as “Bombingham.” children in the basement prepared On this 50th anniversary of the to lead Youth Sunday services. Four Birmingham Children’s Crusade, girls were killed and more than 20 it is a time to remember, honor and other people were injured. follow the example of the children When one interviewer asked who were transforming catalysts in Dr. King how he felt after that America’s greatest moral movement bombing, he first described his of the 20th century—the movement despair at thinking that if men for civil rights and equal justice. could be that bestial, maybe there The Children’s Crusade happened really was no hope.  But, he told the at a critical time in the civil rights interviewer:  “I never will forget struggle.  In April 1963, the Southern a moment in Birmingham when a Christian Leadership Conference, White policeman accosted a little together with the Alabama Christian Negro girl, 7 or 8 years old, who was Movement for Human Rights walking in a demonstration with her and its fearless leader, Rev. Fred mother.  ‘What do you want?’ the Shuttlesworth, started a direct-action policeman asked her gruffly, and the desegregation campaign in the city.  little girl looked him straight in the There were mass meetings, lunch eye and answered, ‘Fee-dom.’ She counter sit-ins, nonviolent marches couldn’t even pronounce it, but she and boycotts of Birmingham’s knew.  It was beautiful!  Many times segregated stores during the busy when I have been in sorely trying Courtesy Photo Easter shopping season.  Dr. King, situations, the memory of that little Dr. Martin Luther KIng Jr. and several hundred other people, one has come into my mind, and has were arrested for violating an antibuoyed me.” protest injunction on April 12, Good Friday. Four days later, he The same example that buoyed Dr. King should inspire wrote his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”  As the days went us today.  As the Children’s Defense Fund makes final on with little response from city leaders, a decision was made preparations for our 2013 Freedom Schools summer enrichment to include more young people.  program that will serve nearly 12,000 children in 96 cities, Children wouldn’t lose their jobs and college students—I our theme for this year is “Children and Youth as Movement had the privilege to be among them—had proven to be effective Builders and Change Agents.” activists in cities across the South in desegregating lunch We seek to honor, on this 50th anniversary of the counters.  Some were concerned about encouraging children to Birmingham Children’s Crusade, the role of children and youth protest.  in desegregating public schools and public accommodations.    Dr. King later described the decision this way:  “Even I hope they will inspire us to remind youth today that they though we realized that involving teenagers and high-school are not citizens in waiting. They, too, can be transforming students would bring down upon us a heavy fire of criticism, agents for change.     we felt that we needed this dramatic new dimension…Our   fight, if won, would benefit people of all ages.  But most of all, Marian Wright Edelman is president of the Children’s we were inspired with a desire to give to our young a true sense Defense Fund. For more information go to www. of their own stake in freedom and justice.  We believed they childrensdefense.org. By Marian Wright Edelman

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District Faith Leaders Seek Increased Aid for ‘Least of These’ Over 80 Faith Leaders have asked the DC City Council to do more for the most vulnerable of the city’s poor in this year’s budget deliberations. Faith leaders have written and visited with City Council members urging efforts to alleviate poverty in the city.  “It is our moral responsibility to speak out for human dignity and the importance of meeting the needs of the most vulnerable citizens in our community – real needs of real people. We urge the Council to adopt all measures necessary to build a just society, and support individuals and families as they work to live their lives with dignity,” Rabbi Batya Steinlauf, director of Social Justice and Interfaith Affairs of the Jewish Community Relations Council, said in a release. Leaders have identified these programs as critical for the most needy: *Increasing Emergency Rental Assistance by $1 million to prevent homelessness and in fact save the city funds by keeping people out of shelters. Some 1,000 families could be assisted by these funds to avoid homelessness. *Providing $7 million in increased funding for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. This would assist about 4,000 families with children in their transition from welfare to work. With this, later this year such aid will fall to only $257 per month which is far less than what is need to live on in the city. *Add $3.9 million for Interim Disability Assistance (IDA) for those waiting for federal

disability determinations. Moreover, the federal government reimburses a large portion of the city’s IDA expenses while persons are in the application process. *Add $11 million for Rapid Re-Housing Funding, along with $4.5 million for the Local Rent Supplement Program and $4.3 million for Permanent Supportive Housing. These are critical tools for helping to address the need for housing for the 600 families using DC General. These programs can be used to shorten families’ stays at DC general and get them back into housing.  Although D.C. City Council members have reallocated funding toward these objectives, more needs to be done to fully meet these preventive and restorative programs. Various clergy have been urging the council members to act constructively to fulfill these goals. “We enjoyed constructive conversations with many of the council members. They were not only receptive to our concerns, but also interested in addressing them. I have hope that council members will work together to find additional resources for those still hurting from the recession,” said Monsignor John Enzler of Catholic Charities. The Rev. Kendrick Curry, pastor of Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church and vice president of the Downtown Cluster of Congregations applauded the effort of local clergy. “This is our calling - to minister and serve ......we need the city’s leaders to join us in that effort.”

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COMMUNITY CONNECTION May 24-26

D.C. Black Pride Weekend 2013 Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., N.W. D.C. Various times. The D.C. Black Pride Festival will feature activities for the entire family including performances from national recording artists, 200 exhibition booths, book signings from noted writers, participation from national and local health organizations and arts & crafts. For more information: dcblackpride. org.

May 25

Black Girls Run! Hilton Garden, 815 14th St., N.W. D.C. 9:30 a.m. United Healthcare and Black Girls Run will team together to provide a series of running clinics designed to provide information on nutrition, hydration, running techniques and injury prevention. For more information: Bgrfitdc. eventbrite.com.

May 28-June 2

Dance Africa, DC 2013 Dance Place, 3225 Eight St., N.E. D.C. Various times. Witness the 26h annual Dance Africa festival featuring the best African dance companies in the area. For more information: 202-269-1600.

May 31

D.C. Jazz Festival: Jazz in the ‘Hoods’ Various locations throughout the District. Various times. Jazz in the ‘Hoods, presented by Events DC will partner with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in the nation’s capital. The event will take place in more than 40 venues and will include over 80 performances. For more information: DCjazzfest.org.

June 1

Bowiefest 2013 Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Drive, Bowie, Md. 11 a.m. Celebrate Bowie at Bowiefest. This event will feature two entertainment stages, rides, a variety of food vendors, information booths and more. For more information: 301-809-3029.


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Gala Benefitting Down Syndrome Research Spreads Awareness, Confidence By Taryn Finley Special to the AFRO “Be Beautiful Be Yourself” was the message for the night at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation held on May 8. The lobby of the RitzCarlton in Northwest Washington, D.C. was filled with supporters eager to see the 25 models with Down syndrome walk the runway escorted by congressmen and celebrities. Attendees included DeOndra Dixon,

the sister of Jamie Foxx and a Down syndrome victim, and supermodel Beverly Johnson, who has become internationally known as spokesperson for Down syndrome research. “You get to see the kids up close and personal and it raises the stigma that goes along with kids that have Down syndrome and I really feel it’s making a difference,” said Johnson, whose niece has Down syndrome. The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is

Jeremiah Perry, 7, and Rosa Perry of Greenbelt

a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Down syndrome by raising research efforts and community awareness. “It lifts my spirits up,” said Eddy Adbebi of Upper Marlboro, Md. “When I see other people whose children have the same condition my daughter has, that makes me to be a stronger person and makes me to believe she can be better than what she is.” Adbebi is the mother of 11-year-old Funmi Adbebi, who participated in the fashion show. The young model was escorted down the runway by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah). Shortly after Funmi was born and diagnosed with Down syndrome, her mother i gave up her career as a training coordinator to focus all of her attention and energy on ensuring Funmi has a good life. Down syndrome is a condition in which a child is born with an extra chromosome. Even though people with Down syndrome might have some physical and mental features in common, symptoms of Down syndrome can range from mild to severe. According to the foundation, people with Down syndrome are “significantly predisposed to certain medical conditions

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Funmi Adbebi of Upper Marlboro escorted by Congressman Chris Stewart. including congenital heart defects, sleep apnea, and Alzheimer’s disease. There is also evidence of an increased risk of celiac disease, autism, childhood leukemia and seizures.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, the life expectancy for African Americans with Down syndrome is half that of the life expectancy of whites with Down syndrome in the United States. Although many believe that more needs to be done as far research and awareness is concerned, many supporters at this event were excited to

see the children on stage. Before the show, 16-yearold Darian Holman of Washington, D.C. expressed to his mother, Yolanda Holman, how nervous he felt. “This was a beautiful gala,” said Ms. Holman, especially pleased with her son. “I feel like it was such an accomplishment for him to come out on the runway in front of all of these people.” Although the donations and awareness was the primary focus of the event, no one in the ballroom could ignore the energy of the models who didn’t let having Down syndrome victimize them that night. They were

just having genuine fun. “Just to see their faces, just to see this little face smiling at me is worth everything,” said Johnson, as the models danced on stage while singer Sheryl Crow performed. “It just fills my heart.” The Be Beautiful Be Yourself Gala, in addition to benefitting research, gave parents and children a chance to celebrate themselves. “You shouldn’t lose hope of any child,” encouraged Agbebi. “You don’t have to settle for less. Advocate for your child. You don’t have to focus on the diagnosis but what you can do to make the life of that child a better life.”

The Ravens’ Jacoby Jones Comes in Third Place on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Finale By AFRO Staff

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It was close but no cigar for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who came in third place during the season 16 finale of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” On the two-hour season closer, which was broadcast on May 21, Jones and his professional partner Karina Smirnoff were edged out by country music singer Kellie Pickler, who came in first place. Disney Channel star Zendaya finished second, while Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman came in fourth place. Despite his loss, Jones remained in high spirits following the competition and praised his partner’s persistence. “Out of all my trainings that I’ve had, I’ve never had a woman push me like she did,” he

said during the show. The three finalists were given an instant salsa dance and were scored by the show’s judges. Those scores were then added to the contestants’ scores from their performances from the previous episode. Viewer votes were also factored into the contestants’ final score. Heading into the finals, Jones had the lowest score, but fans of the athlete’s highflying, energy-infused style ushered him into the top three during the finale. The judges highlighted Jones’ improvement over the course of the show and praised his determination. “It’s not where you start, as you know. It’s where you finish,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba said. “And tonight, once again, you have proven why you are still here. You are a champion.”

Zoe Saldana Sparkles in New ‘Star Trek’ Installment

Star Trek into Darkness Film Review By Kam Williams

Star date: 2259. Capt. James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) has just been called on the carpet following an expedition to a primitive planet where, in the course of saving Spock’s (Zachary Quinto) life, he violated the Starfleet’s strict sanction against interfering with alien civilizations. Consequently, he is demoted in rank and summarily stripped of the command of the USS Enterprise. He is replaced by his predecessor, Rear Adm. Pike (Bruce Greenwood) who reminds his headstrong protégé about the importance of following the rules. Soon thereafter, however, Pike is slain by friendly fire in a gunship attack launched

Captain Kirk and his crew. by John Harrison (Benedict Thus unfolds Star Trek Cumberbatch), a fellow officer into Darkness, the twelfth big ostensibly gone rogue. screen adaptation inspired by The tragedy affords the classic, 1960’s TV show Kirk a second chance in the originally starring William captain’s chair, as well as an Shatner. It’s also the second opportunity to track down the installment directed by J.J. intergalactic menace and to Abrams, who oversaw the exact a measure of retribution reboot of the sci-fi series in for his late mentor. As it turns 2009. Truth be told, Abrams’ out, Harrison isn’t really a semi-autobiographical thriller disgruntled colleague but, lo Super 8, which he shot between and behold, the reincarnation of Star Treks 11 and 12, proved Khan, a recurring villain who to be a far more scintillating has appeared before in both Rottentomatoes.com television and movie Star Trek summer blockbuster than either Zoe Saldana reprises her role as Uhura in episodes. of those. Star Trek into Darkness. Here, the slightly tweaked At least he did reunite the character is the recentlyprincipal cast, including the pseudo-scientific explanation of defrosted leader of a race of aforementioned Chris Pine as Kirk his dormancy and revival is of genetically-enhanced super-beings and Zachary Quinto as Spock, along less import than the fact that he’s who’ve been cryogenically frozen with Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Simon just fled to Kronos, home of the for a few hundred years. The Klingons, another regular nemesis of Pegg as Scotty, John Cho as Sulu

and Karl Urban as Bones. Are the special f/x dazzling? Yes. However, the film’s fairly formulaic plot is apt to capture the imagination only of young’uns totally unfamiliar with Khan and the Klingons. Still, diehard Trekkies will probably appreciate all the inside jokes sporadically sprinkled into the dialogue for the benefit of loyal longtime fans. Overall, this safe sequel is certainly engaging and entertaining enough to recommend, though it fails to live up to the franchise’s daring, appointed mission “to explore strange new worlds” and “to boldly go where no man has gone before.” Very Good HHH Rated PG-13 for intense violence Running time: 132 minutes Distributor: Paramount Pictures


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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM431 Anna Katherine Teague Decedent Larry C. Williams Esq 7600 Georgia Ave. NW Suite 405 Washington DC 20012 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Garnell Simmons, whose address is 9708 Dalmatia Court, Clinton MD 20735 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Anna Katherine Teague, who died on April 7, 2013 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 17, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 17, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 17, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Garnell Simmons Personal Representative 202-842-2222 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER WILLS TYPESET:OF Tue May 14 5/17, 5/24, 5/31

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM412 Paris Thompson aka Paris C. Thompson Sr. Decedent Dennis A. Baird Esq 1323 Fenwick Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Shadonna Harrod, whose address is 712 56th Place, NE., Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Paris Thompson aka Paris C. Thompson Sr., who died on May 21, 2008 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 17, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 17, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 17, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Shadonna Harrod Personal Representative 202-230-9910 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/17, 5/24, 5/31

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No.13-0003150 IN RE: Erick Jarell Howell Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Erick Jarell Howell having filed a complaint for judgment changing Erick Jarell Howell name to Shanelle Ericka Howell and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 7th day of May 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspapers, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia EDT at 5002013 Indiana 10:23:04 Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 24th day of June, 2013 at 2:30 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further SO ORDERED JUDGE TYPESET: Tue May 14 5/17, 5/24, 5/31

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM405 Margaret Warren aka Margaret Lee Warren Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Natasha L. Warren, whose address is 6297 Maxwell Drive #4, Camp Springs MD 20746 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Margaret Warren aka Margaret Lee Warren, who died on April 1, 2013 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 17, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 17, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. 10:23:27 EDT 2013 Date of Publication: May 17, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Natasha L. Warren Personal Representative 301-204-1070 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFTue WILLS TYPESET: May 14 5/17, 5/24, 5/31

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM406 Flora L. Alexander Decedent Alan D. Titus Esq, PLLC 2846 Meadow Lane Falls Church VA 22042 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Audrey A. Stephenson, whose address is 1710 Rollins Place, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Flora L. Alexander, who died on January 10, 2012 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 17, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 17, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 17, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Audrey A. Stephenson Personal Representative 301-736-9078 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/17, 5/24, 5/31

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TYPESET: Tue May 14 10:23:49 EDT 2013 TYPESET: Mon May 20 15:39:35 EDT LEGAL NOTICES TYPESET: Mon2013 May 20 TYPESET: 15:40:00 EDT Mon2013 May 20 15:40:22 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 10:24:14 EDT 2013 Administration No. 2013ADM407 Thomas Baird Decedent Dennis A. Baird, Esq 1323 Fenwick Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Gordon M. Baird, whose address is 2218 North Capitol Street, NW. Washington DC 20002 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Thomas Baird, who died on November 29, 2012 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 17, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 17, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 17, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Gordon M. Baird Personal Representative 202-316-1981 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/17, 5/24, 5/31

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM462 Gerald Clarence Landon Decedent Lynn H. Johnson, Esq Johnson & Pavuk 1413 K Street, NW Suite 1500 Washington DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Annice Landon, whose address is 1321 5th Street, NW. Apt 102, Washington DC 20001 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Gerald Clarence Landon, who died on February 20, 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 November 24, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 24, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 24, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Annice Landon Personal Representative 202-462-0681 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/24, 5/31, 6/7

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM454 Harold D. Nesmith, Sr. Landon Decedent Law Office of Kathy Brissette-Minus, LLC 9701 Apollo Drive Suite 230 Largo MD 20774 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Ross Edward Ford III and Deborah Jefferson, whose addresses are 3216 Alabama Ave., SE Washington DC 20020 and 8504 Trumps Hill Road, Upper Marlboro MD 20772 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Harold D. Nesmith Sr., who died on January 12, 2000 without a Will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 24, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 24, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 24, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Rosss Edward Ford III Deborah Jefferson Personal Representatives TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/24, 5/31, 6/7

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM440 John Calvin Dupree Jr. Decedent Gilda Sherrod-Ali, Esq 1425 K Street NW Suite 350 Washington DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Mary Helen Dupree, whose address is 4323 Ferry Landing Road, Alexandria, VA 22309 was appointed personal representative of the estate of John Calvin Dupree, Jr., who died on April 4, 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 November 24, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 24, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 24, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Mary Helen Dupree Personal Representative 703-780-4569 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/24, 5/31, 6/7


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Denise F. Jackson and Stanley H. Jackson, whose addresses are 735 Congress Street SE, Washington DC 20032 and 4643 Dallas Pl. Temple Hills MD 20748 were appointed personal repre- David Bava, whose address sentatives of the estate of is 206 New York Ave. NW, Fuji F. Jackson, who died on Washington DC 20001 was November 5, 2011 without a appointed personal repreWill, and will serve without sentative of the estate of MilCourt supervision. All un- dred C. Alexander, who died known heirs and heirs whose on January 12, 2013 with a whereabouts are unknown Will, and will serve without shall enter their appearance Court supervision. All unin this proceeding. Objec- known heirs and heirs whose tions to such appointment whereabouts are unknown shall be filed with the Regis- shall enter their appearance ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th in this proceeding. ObjecStreet, N.W., 3rd Floor tions to such appointment (or Washington, D.C. 20001, on to the probate of decedent´s or before November 24, will) shall be filed with the 2013. Claims against the de- Register of Wills, D.C., 515 cedent shall be presented to 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor the undersigned with a copy Washington, D.C. 20001, on to the Register of Wills or filed or before November 17, with the Register of Wills with 2013. Claims against the dea copy to the undersigned, on cedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy or before November 24, 2013, or be forever barred. to the Register of Wills or filed Persons believed to be heirs with the Register of Wills with or legatees of the decedent a copy to the undersigned, on who do not receive a copy of or before November 17, this notice by mail within 25 2013, or be forever barred. days of its first publication Persons believed to be heirs shall so inform the Register or legatees of the decedent of Wills, including name, ad- who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 dress and relationship. days of its first publication Date of Publication: shall so inform the Register May 24, 2013 of Wills, including name, adName of newspaper: dress and relationship. Afro-American Date of Publication: Washington Law May 17, 2013 Reporter Denise F. Jackson Name of newspaper: Stanley H. Jackson Afro-American Personal Washington Law Representative Reporter David Bava 202-271-1525 Personal 301-648-0086 Representative TRUE TEST COPY 202-347-7510 REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: 5/24, Mon5/31, May 15:41:24 EDT 2013 TEST COPY 6/7 20TRUE REGISTER WILLS TYPESET:OFTue May 14 5/17, 5/24, 5/31

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0003377 IN RE: Howard Keith Williams Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Howard Keith Williams having filed a complaint for judgment changing Howard Keith Williams name to Kaprice Williams and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 7th day of May 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspapers, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 2nd day of July, 2013 at 2:30 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further 0 the applicant must send the application for change of name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the DC Chief of Police, 300 Indiana Ave, NW Room 5080, Washington DC 20001, the Department of Corrections and the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filling the affidavit/ declaration of service. SO ORDERED JUDGE 5/24, May 5/31, 6/7 TYPESET: Tue 14

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM393 Charles Adrian Wheeler Decedent Ferguson Evans, Esq 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 900 S Bldg Washington DC 20004 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Margarette D. Fisher, Nanette E. Fisher and Natalie D. Fisher, whose addresses is 13464 Lake Shore Dr., Herndon, VA 20171 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Charles Adrian Wheeler, who died on January 19, 2013 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 17, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 17, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 17, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Margarette D. Fisher Nanette E. Fisher Natalie D. Fisher Personal Representative 703-713-6886 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/17, 5/24, 5/31

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM390 James L. Rippy aka James Lee Rippy Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Derrick V. Rippy, whose address is 7238 Hyannis Drive, Oakwood Village, Ohio 44146 was appointed personal representative of the estate of James L. Rippy aka James Lee Rippy, who died on March 14, 2013 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 17, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 17, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 17, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Derrick V. Rippy 10:24:45 EDT 2013 Personal Representative 440-343-2000 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFWed WILLS TYPESET: May 22 5/17, 5/24, 5/31

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0003156 IN RE: Paul Marvin Stroman, Jr. Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Paul Marvin Stroman, Jr. having filed a complaint for judgment changing Paul Marvin Stroman, Jr. name to Paula Judawn StromanHicks and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 8th day of May 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspapers, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 25th day of June, 2013 at 3:15 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further 0 the applicant must send the application for change of name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filling the affidavit/ declaration of service. SO ORDERED JUDGE 5/24, 5/31, 6/7

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM20 Barbara Gaston Decedent Anita Isicson 4616 Fessenden St. NW, Washington DC 20016 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Anita Isicson, whose address is 4616 Fessenden Street, NW., Washington DC 20016 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Barbara Gaston, who died on February 11, 2012 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 10, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 10, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 10, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Anita Isicson Personal Representative 202-237-7400 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFTue WILLS TYPESET: May 07 10:25:41 EDT 5/10, 2013 5/17, 5/24

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM395 King W. Peterson Decedent

Charles E. Walton Esq 10905 Fort Washington Rd #201 Fort Washington, MD 20744

Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Lorraine P. Rue, whose address is 4103 Massachusetts Ave. SE., Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of King W. Peterson, who died on September 23, 2012 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 10, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 10, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 10, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Lorraine P. Rue Personal 08:07:35 EDT 2013 Representative 301-292-8357 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET:5/10, Tue5/17, May 07 5/24

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM409 Adria E. Reed Decedent Wendell C. Robinson 4308 Georgia Ave NW Washington DC 20011 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Rosalynd P. Reed-Walker, whose address is 690 Pike Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Adria E. Reed, who died on January 25, 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 November 10, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 10, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 10, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Rosalynd P. Reed-Walker Personal Representative 803-347-8026 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM249 Lulu Goodwin Decedent William A. Bland Esq 1140 Connecticut Ave NW, #1100 Washington DC 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Joseph W. Cummings Jr, whose address is 8 New Boston Road, South Royalston, MA 01368 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Lulu Goodwin, who died on January 21, 2013 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 500 Indiana Ave NW Washington DC 20001, on or before November 10, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 10, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 10, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Joseph W. Cummings Jr. Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET:OFTue May 07 REGISTER WILLS 09:34:04 EDT 5/10, 2013 5/17, 5/24

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM129 Emanuel G. Carr, Jr. Decedent Ronald Dixon, Esq. 1010 N Camerson St Alexandria VA 22314 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Ronald Dixon, whose address is 1010 N Cameron Street, Alexandria VA. 22314 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Emanuel G. Carr, Jr., who died on August 6, 2004 without a Will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 10, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 10, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 10, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ronald Dixon Personal Representative 703-549-7211 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFTue WILLS TYPESET: May 07 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

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District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM50 Joseph L. Bishop Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Ferial S. Bishop and Kelli C. Bishop, whose address are 3210 Chestnut Street NW Washington DC 20015 and 3216 S. Stafford Street, Arlington VA 22206 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Joseph L. Bishop, who died on October 7, 2012 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs a n d 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 Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 10, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 10, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 10, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ferial S. Bishop Kelli C. Bishop Personal Representatives 202-606-1175 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM388 Denise Joan Greenfield Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Lynn Diane Young and John R. Tyler Jr., whose address are 4400 18th Street NW, Washington DC 20011 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Denise Joan Greenfield, who died on January 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 November 10, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 10, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 10, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Lynn Diane Young John R. Tyler Jr. Personal Representatives 202-882-1760 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET:OFTue May 14 REGISTER WILLS 5/10, 2013 5/17, 5/24 09:35:19 EDT

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 2013FSP195 IN RE: Marcenia Renee’ Butler Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Marcenia Renee’ Butler having filed a complaint for judgment changing Aaliyah Renee’ Jenkins name to Aaliyah Renee’ Butler and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 7th day of May 2013 hereby ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 12th day of June 2013, why the prayers of said complaint should not be granted; provided that a copy of this order be published once a week for three consecutive weeks before said day in the AfroAmerican. JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST: TYPESET: Mon5/24, May 5/17, 5/3120

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM174 Frances H. Peters aka Frances Pauline Harrington Peters Decedent James E. McCollum, Jr 7309 Baltimore Ave. Suite 117 College Park MD 20740 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Cynthia Johnson and Michael Harrington, whose addresses are 704 James Ridge Rd. Bowie 20721, 09:35:45 EDT MD 2013 and 13240 Whiteholm Dr. Upper Marlboro MD 20774 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Frances H. Peters aka Frances Pauline Harrington Peters, who died on December 20, 2012 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent’s Will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before November 24, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before November 24, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: May 24, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Cynthia Johnson Michael Harrington Personal Representatives 301-249-0225 301-249-3619 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/24, 5/31, 6/7

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM352 John Turner Baysmore Decedent Kenneth H. Rosenau 1304 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF AFTER DISCOVERED WILL AND NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT

Kenneth H. Rosenau, whose address is 1304 Rhode Island Ave., NW., Washington DC 20005 was appointed personal representative of the estate of John Turner Baysmore, who died on February 4, 2012 with a Will. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s Will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, District of Columbia, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW 3rd Floor, Washington DC 20001, on or before November 10, 2013. Date of Publication: May 10, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Kenneth H. Rosenau Personal Representative 202-386-8680 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER WILLS TYPESET:OFTue May 07 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0003014 IN RE: Claudius James Cole Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Claudius James Cole having filed a complaint for judgment

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Cole name to Casidy Renee Henderson and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 30th day of April 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspapers, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 18th day of June, 2013 at 2:45 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further 0 the applicant must2013 send the 15:41:04 EDT application for change of name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the US Department of Homeland Security-Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, Washington Field Office, 2675 Prosperity Avenue, Fairfax, Virginia 22031 personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filling the affidavit/declaration of service. SO ORDERED JUDGE 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No.13-0002860 IN RE: Keajuan Eugene Butler Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Keajuan Eugene Butler having filed a complaint for judgment changing Keajuan Eugene Butler name to Kymoria Morgan Stanfield and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 23rd day of April 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspapers, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 11th day of June, 2013 at 3:15 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailedEDT objections 09:37:59 2013 five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further SO ORDERED TYPESET: Tue May 07 JUDGE 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No.13-0002857 IN RE: Deangelo Dominique Armstead Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Deangelo Dominique Armstead having filed a complaint for judgment changing Deangelo Dominique Armstead name to McKayla Nysia Armstead and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 23rd day of April 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspapers, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 11th day of June, 2013 at 2:30 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further SO ORDERED JUDGE 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No.13-0002875 IN RE: Ronnie Lloyd Middleton Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Ronnie Lloyd Middleton having filed a complaint for judgment changing Ronnie Lloyd Middleton name to Kevette Marsha Middleton and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 23rd day of April 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspapers, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 11th day of June, 2013 at 3:30 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further SO ORDERED JUDGE 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM401 Mildred C. Alexander Decedent Ronald F. Mitchell Esq 8305 Bella Vista Ct Ft. Washington MD 20744 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

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Vernon Simpkins having filed a complaint for judgment changing Vernon Simpkins name to Vernon Charles Perry and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 3rd day of May 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspapers, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 21st day of June, 2013 at 3:30 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further SO ORDERED JUDGE 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

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