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D.C. Man Found Guilty of Latisha Frazier Murder By AFRO Staff

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(Raleigh, NC) – Seventeen people, including eight ministers, civil rights leaders, and students, were arrested for a prayerful protest at the state legislature in Raleigh, N.C., on April 29. The activists were

handcuffed and taken to jail while they sang and prayed in front of the locked doors of the North Carolina Senate. The nonviolent civil disobedience was the opening round in a series of protests to focus national attention on

what the Rev. Dr. William Barber, North Carolina NAACP state president, called “the ideologically driven, extremist, meanspirited agenda” that has captured both legislative Continued on A5

By Zachary Lester AFRO Staff Writer

Rodriguez has been undergoing treatment for the sickle cell anemia she was diagnosed with at birth. She’s had 25 blood transfusions, two surgeries and been hospitalized more than 30 times. She’s missed at least half of each school year and has never had the kind of life where she could participate in the regular childhood endeavors for more than a few weeks at a time. In July, she faces the biggest challenge of her challenged young life when she undergoes a bone marrow transplant, an operation that she and her family hope will let her live a normal life. At 15, she is very optimistic that her surgery

will cure her of the symptoms that have made her childhood difficult. Before the surgery, she will undergo extensive chemotherapy treatments to kill her immune system. Then she will receive bone marrow from her brother, Jay, 13, who is a perfect match for her. “I guess what I want to do most is try and improve the quality of my life, and that’s pretty much it,” Jocelyn said. Jocelyn, a freshman at Oxon Hill High School, is one of many African Americans who suffer from sickle cell anemia, a debilitating disease that affects the way the blood circulates in and nourishes the body. The hereditary disease, which can lead to heart attack, Continued on A4

Prince George’s Teenager Hopeful for Sickle Cell Cure From the time she was a few days old, Jocelyn

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Johnnie Sweet, 19, of the District, may spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury found him guilty on April 30 in the first-degree felony murder of Latisha Frazier. The D.C. girl was 18 when she was kidnapped and murdered in August 2010. Sweet was charged with first-degree premeditated murder with aggravating circumstances, kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence. He faces a mandatory minimum of 30 years and a maximum of 60 years in prison, according to a news release from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen. Frazier vanished on Aug. 2, 2010. Over the course of five months, her family diligently sought to find her, passing out fliers and reaching out to local news outlets to publicize her disappearance. In late January 2011, a witness came forward and revealed Frazier’s whereabouts to authorities. Evidence revealed that Sweet was one of the leaders in a group of six young men and women who took part in Frazier’s murder. The group, who Frazier believed to be her friends, ranged in age from 16 to 23. On the day of the teen’s disappearance, the group had suspected that Frazier had stolen about $900 from Sweet. Shortly thereafter, Sweet hatched a plan of revenge by calling her over to an apartment where they claimed to be having a social gathering. When Frazier arrived at the apartment, in the 1700 block of Trenton Place S.E., the group took her to a small room where they brutally punched, kicked and stomped her. After ignoring Continued on A4

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray says officials are considering naming part of a new Sixth District Police Headquarters building after slain police officer Joseph Newell. Gray made the comments at funeral services for Newell on April 27 in Landover. Newell’s stepson, 27-year-old Antwan James is accused of killing the 46-year-old D.C. police detective April 27 following a dispute over yard work at their home in Upper Marlboro. Authorities say the entire incident was captured by surveillance cameras at the home. Police say James had been living with his stepfather since he was fired from the D.C. Fire Department.

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Kevin Krigger always wanted to be a jockey. As a child in the Virgin Islands, he rode the arm of the sofa at his home when he was tiny, later graduating to a horse he was gifted by his grandmother. By the time he was a teenager, he had won his first race at the Randall James Racetrack in his hometown of St. Croix. His heart was set and his ambition clear: he wanted to join the ranks of the great Black jockeys who once dominated the sport of horse racing. Krigger has realized his dream, racing in California and even taking the top spot April 6 at the Santa Anita Derby, the first Black jockey to win there since horse racing began there 78 years ago. On May 4, Krigger, 29, will be in the saddle steering Goldencents, a thoroughbred with a good shot at taking the title at the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Also in the race is Victor Lebron, another Virgin Islands native, who is riding Frac Daddy. If either is successful, he will join the ranks of the great Black jockeys who once dominated horse racing. The last time a Black jockey won the Kentucky Derby was 1902, when Jimmy Winkfield crossed the finish line first atop Alan-a-Dale; he also rode the winner in 1901. A Black jockey rode unsuccessfully in 1921. Marlon St. Julien, who jockeyed Curule, came in seventh in 2000. According to the Associated Press, Krigger keeps a picture of Winkfield in his locker. The scarcity of Black jockeys in horse racing today Continued on A5

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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain Nephew By Alan King AFRO Staff Writer Jennifer Hudson and other relatives positively identified

sport-utility vehicle sought in connection with the murder of Hudson’s mother and brother. The white, 1994 Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license

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from a neighbor about a suspiposted fliers bearing his photocious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace multiple times in the back seat blog, she thanked fans and supof the vehicle. The SUV, regisporters for their prayers and tered to Hudson’s murdered offered a $100,000 reward to brother, was towed with the anyone who returned the boy boy’s body inside and is being alive. processedcare, by evidence techni- involvement and other costs are the representatives investigation, medical law enforcement The diverse group of participants Since included cians andin, workers. The body Hudson – who gained factored she said. from organizations such as Concerned Black Men, Blackstardom was“Violence-free later removed living” and taken to from taking a proactive appearing on “American results Women for Positive Change, Sashaafter Bruce Youthwork, the Cook County Medical Idol,” and then won an Adventist Hospital and the Shaw Family Support Collaborative. Examiner’s office. Academy Award for her role in Among other topics discussed were bullying, child abuse Hudson and other family the movie Dreamgirls – has and neglect, child pornography and gangout violence. Some eye. members arrived at the Medical stayed of the public parents were concerned that spanking for purposes of discipline Examiner’s office mid-afterThe Chicago Tribune reportis now considered a negative and expressed concern that the Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. noon to identify the body. ed that a parade of cars moved rights of parents have been violated by laws Given the choice between lookslowly pastthat her prohibit family’s home A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in physical discipline of errant children. ing directly at the body or Monday morning, past the told the newspaper that Hudson jailJacqueline for parole violation after whonews viewing it on a wall-mounted vans, reporters and curiPearl, a mother participates in parental ousMen, onlookers. training programs sponsored by Concerned Black Neighbors stood suggested establishing what she called family development quietly centers—neutral zones where fathers and mothers couldand reflected learn parenting skills and how to work together in the beston the “remained strong for her famibeing convicted of attempted video screen, the family chose violence. interests of their children. James Matthews, a member of ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijackthe latter. According to the In front of the Hudson’s Concerned Black Men, said such centers should be operated “She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, home, men in heavy jackets collaboratively between institutions of faith and communityly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both that’s him.” and hooded sweatshirts came to was obviously a very emotional based charges in 1999. He was also organizations. kiss the twin white crosses barmoment.” convicted inprovided 1998 for statistics posses- on some Grooms to and Courtesy Photo ing theissues namesofofconcern Donerson The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. police. She said 990 juvenile arrests had been made in the Jason. U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin (center) and Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had District He was since released prisonof in the year “Everybody sick of going thefrom beginning and 3,776isschool-age summit participants. been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving sevenupyears through like started. this,” Artisha youth had been picked for truancy sincestuff school She when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, aneglect former at resident the approach to making sure children are safe from battering, abuse said reasons for habitual truancy include home,oflack grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges. area toldShe the Tribune. “We all and neglect and homicide, she said. “More education in society of food and nutrition and family violence. also told the No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing have to stick together. All to these has a positive impact on life expectancy and resistance to audience that the entire community needs to band together trying to distance him from the Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in young children are dying, and violence,” Benjamin stop thepolice sale of “Scooby Snacks” and other synthetic marijuana group, saying, “Baracksaid. Obama in his grandmother’s home in which and volunteers for what?” Never Organizedsaid withthe ACORN.” Organizers goal of thethe event was to establish blends marketed to children. 7000 block of Southan Yale But Obama’s tiesparents to ACORN action plan for and run families. Carpenter recalled his own experience as the son of a single Avenue. long“We andwanted deep. Hetotaught classes An Amber Alert – a desigconvene a broad cross-section of parents, mother. He said he did not meet his own father until he was 21, for ACORN. They even nation for high-risk missing service providers and endorsed policymakers to change the culture of but credited three male coaches for serving as his role models him for President. children – was issued Fridayof and mentors. Carpenter commutes from Atlanta to Baltimore violence in the District of Columbia, and beyond the borders But now ACORN is in trouble. after Julian discovered the Reporter: District,”There said Linda Perkins, chair of the was Parent Summit. monthly to work with at-risk youth. are at least missing after the murders. 11 investigations across the Police arrested William country involving thousands of Balfour, the missing boy’s steppotentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband forms. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders. paid more than $800,000 to an Balfour’s mother, Michele, has ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had efforts. nothing to do with the slayings. Pressuring banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson loans. Nationwide voter fraud. Barack Obama. Bad judgment. Blind ambition. Too risky for America.

Parent Summit Works to Change Culture of Violence Against Children By Stephanie E. Myers Special to the AFRO U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin had a serious message for her audience of moms, dads, care givers and other stake holders at the 1st annual Parent Summit held at the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Northwest Washington: protecting children from the effects of violence should be everyone’s priority. Benjamin was the keynote speaker at the event, held April 25 and sponsored by the DC Children’s Trust Fund. Themed “Changing the Culture of Violence Against Children,” the Photos Courtesy five-hour 100 participant s who heard Jennifer summit Hudsondrew andmore her than mom, Darnell Donerson who presentations from experts ranging fromJason. Benjamin, who was killed, as well as her brother, discussed the effects of violence on children and families; to Assistant Chief Diane Grooms of plate the D.C. policewas department, X584859 found on the body of her 7-year-old who discussed trends police are seeing in young people; to Chicago’s West Side after nephew Monday, just hours former KeioninCarpenter, who discussed police received a 7 the a.m.need call to after hisNFL bodyplayer was found a re-invent the “village” concept to protect children. Benjamin shared with the audience some of the data that had been produced by her office in recent years. According to the statistics, homicide is the leading cause of death for African American youths aged 10 to 24 and the second leading cause for youth aged 15 to 24 in general. Violence against women costs $5.8King billion annually when expenses and Dallasresulting Cowboysfrom players By Alan Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, AFRO Staff Writer among the names submitted to election officials. Presidential candidate John Hurd said those workers, who McCain’s attack on ACORN – were doing those things without Associated Community ACORN’s knowledge or permisOrganization for Reform Now – sion, were fired. confirms the success of the “The evidence that has surorganization, the head of the faced so far shows they faked group says. “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. Hurd said the only things “When this attack started, we men in the are bogus are the charges themhadBlack just announced that U.S. we had at a greater risknew forvothigh selves. And factcheck. org registered 1.3 million pressure. agrees. ers,”blood she said. “That’s just to say It concluded, “Neither that someone’s running scared NewsUSA ACORN nor its employees have because of ACORN’s success.” been found guilty of, or even McCain, who is running for president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent votes.” et, lashed out at ACORN in the The problem came about prifinal debate against Barack Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way ACORN operates. Rather than on the verge of maybe perpetratrely on volunteers, it pays peoing one of the greatest frauds in ple, many of United them poor or unemvoter (NewsUSA) history in this -country, One to three adults in the States ployed, to sign up new voters. maybe destroying the fabric of will have hypertension, commonly known as high blood idea was to help democracy.” pressure (HBP), in their lifetime.The The condition canboth be athose being registered and those doing Factcheck.org, a non-partisan predecessor for heart disease and stroke, the leading causes the registration. Web site, found those claims to death in the United adults should“We keep Maud explained, have a beof“exaggerated,” with “noStates. evi- Ideally, their blood pressure reading at 140 or under for the topdeliberzero tolerance policy for dence of any such democracynumber (systolic) lower numberof(diastolic). falsification registration.” destroying fraud.” and 90 for theate People who have disease Most newsshould accounthave neglect to Hurd believes the diabetes McCain or kidney numbers 130/80. charges wereunder politically motivat- point out that ACORN is required byAmerican law to turnmales in all reged. “Approximately 41 percent of African forms. And they also fail She said, “Because have nearly doubleit’s thelowincidenceistration of HBP, compared noteAnil that itHingorani, was the organizaand to moderate-income their Caucasian people, counterparts,”tosaid tion, in many instances, that first and people of color, I believe the MD, a vascular surgeon at Maimonides Medical Center brought the phony registrations McCain campaign thinks those in Brooklyn, NY. “Black Americans more of likely to to theare attention authorities. voters are going to vote have diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking issues, The McCain camp apparently Democratic, which is not necesand true.” high salt and fat in their dietisn’t -- all risk factors forfine interested in those sarily developing HBP. In addition, they develop HBP at younger points, preferring to air misleadACORN is no stranger to ages than other ethnic groups ining theads United States andObama are that seek to link controversy. to ACORN, thereby For 38 years,tothe non-partisan more likely have complications associated with undercutting HBP, political support. organization has fought for social including stroke, kidney disease,hisblindness, dementia and McCain: I’m John McCain and economic justice for lowheart disease.” andAmericans I approve this message. and moderate-income Dr. Hingorani noted that Black may be Announcer: Who is Barack Americans. With 400,000 memaffected by stress due to racism, socioeconomic status, Obama? A man with “a political ber families organized into more educational level, lack of accessbaptism to quality care and performed at warp than 1,200 neighborhood chapinsurance, and living in racially isolated neighborhoods, speed.” Vast ambition. After colters in 110 cities nationwide, resulting a higher incidence HBP. “SometoBlack lege, he moved Chicago. ACORN hasinover the years seen of men do not like the current medical system, taking organizer. its share of criticism while advo- Became a community medications, or meeting andObama talkingmet with one There, Madeleine cating for affordable housing,regularly Talbot, of the Chicago living wages, healthcarefor forconsistent the health professional HBPpart measurement,” said of ACORN. He was underserved— and“and whilesome organ-don’tbranch Dr. Hingorani, seek out preventative careso impressive he wasthey asked izing voter they registration drives. because don’t feel any symptoms. Asthat a result, doto train the ACORN staff. But none has been as withering not control the ups and downs of their blood pressure.” What did ACORN in Chicago and baseless as this one. All Americans can get high blood pressure. Dr. engage in? Bullying banks. With the presidential election Hingorani recommends that people meet with theirDisruption health Intimidation tactics. less than two weeks away, professional to get regular blood pressure checkups, and if of business. ACORN forced ACORN’s detractors allege the needed, take the proper medications as prescribed by their loans. organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky home physician to lower their blood pressure. The same types of loans that sive voter registration fraud after caused the financial crisis we’re the reported discovery of bogus in today. names, such as Mickey Mouse

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“She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”

Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’

African-American Men and Risk of High Blood Pressure

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Since McCain’s comments, ACORN’s 87 offices have been bombarded with threats and racist mail. The day after the presidential debate, vandals broke into the organization’s Boston and Seattle offices and stole computers. After a Cleveland representative appeared on TV, an e-mail was sent to the local office saying she “is going to have her life ended.” A worker in Providence, R.I., received a threatening call saying, “We know you get off work at 9” and uttered racial epithets. A caller to one office left a message on the answering machine, saying: “Hi, I was just calling to let you know that Barack Obama needs to get hung. He’s a (expletive deleted) nigger, and he’s a piece of (expletive deleted). You guys are fraudulent, and you need to go to hell. All the niggers on oak trees. They’re gonna get all hung honeys, they’re going to get assassinated, they’re gonna get killed.” Another message said, “You liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive deleted). Welfare bums. You guys just (expletive deleted) come to our country, consume every natural resource there is, and make a lot of babies. That’s all you guys do. And then suck up the welfare and expect everyone else to pay for your hospital bills for your kids. I jus’ say let your kids die. That’s the best move. Just let your children die. Forget about paying for hospital bills for them. I’m not gonna do it. You guys are lowlifes. And I hope you all die.” Hurd thinks the hate calls will cease soon. “In two weeks, I think these attacks will be over. But I think it will be harder for us to get our name back on good graces because they really trashed us in the last few weeks.” But ACORN will not be deterred. “We’ve been fighting for a long time, for over 30 years, for the rights of low- and moderateincome people all across the country,” Hurd said. “We’re going to continue to fight for economic justice in our communities.”

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In a First, Black Voter Turnout Passes Whites By Hope Yen Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s Blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the White turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which Blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many Whites stayed home. Had people voted last November at the same rates they did in 2004, when Black turnout was below its current historic levels, Republican Mitt Romney would have won narrowly, according to an analysis conducted for The

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America’s Blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012. Associated Press. William H. Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, analyzed the

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AmeriHealth to Handle Medicaid in D.C. By AFRO Staff

As of May 1, AmeriHealth of Washington, D.C. will provide Medicaid managed care and services to Medicaid beneficiaries residing in the D.C. area. AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies (ACFC) is majority owned by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. There are 100,000 Medicaid beneficiaries living in the D.C. area that will now have access to AmeriHealth comprehensive suite services, which includes physical health coverage, behavioral health, pharmacy services, and dental and vision services; all designed to provide and improve the quality outcome for Medicaid beneficiaries. The new AmeriHealth office will be located at 1120 Vermont Ave., NW and will have a staff of about 150 experienced employees. Karen Dale, who has over 25 years of experience in health care operations and will serve as the executive director of AmeriHealth. Michael A. Rashid, president and chief executive officer of ACFC said, “AmeriHealth District of Columbia is staffed by a local, deeply experienced team led by Karen Dale, who is a talented, proven executive. Together, they have served the District’s most vulnerable citizens for more than 25 years. We are excited about the opportunity to combine their District-focused experience with our national expertise in Medicaid managed care, as we work with providers, community partners and the District to improve access to effective and compassionate care for underserved populations living in this vibrant community.”

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He estimated total votes for Obama and Romney under a scenario where 2012 turnout rates for all racial groups matched those in 2004. Overall, 2012 voter turnout was roughly 58 percent, down from 62 percent in 2008 and 60 percent in 2004. The analysis also used population projections to estimate the shares of eligible voters by race group through 2030. The numbers are supplemented with material from the Pew Research Center and George Mason University associate professor Michael McDonald, a leader in the field of voter turnout, who separately reviewed aggregate turnout levels across states, as well as AP interviews with the Census Bureau and other experts. The bureau is scheduled to release data on voter turnout in May. Overall, the findings represent a tipping point for Blacks, who for much of America’s history were disenfranchised and then effectively barred from voting until passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Benjamin Todd Jealous, president of the NAACP, predicts closely fought elections in the near term and worries that GOP-controlled state legislatures will step up efforts to pass voter ID and other restrictions to deter Blacks and other minorities from voting. In 2012, courts blocked or delayed several of those voter ID laws and African-Americans were able to turn out in large numbers

only after a very determined get-out-the-vote effort by the Obama campaign and Black groups, he said. Jealous says the 2014 midterm election will be the real bellwether for Black turnout. “Black turnout set records this year despite record attempts to suppress the Black vote,” he said. “The 2012 turnout is a milestone for Blacks and a huge potential turning point,” said Andra Gillespie, a political science professor at Emory University who has written extensively on Black politicians. “What it suggests is that there is an ‘Obama effect’ where people were motivated to support Barack Obama. But it also means that Black turnout may not always be higher, if future races aren’t as salient.” Whit Ayres, a GOP consultant who is advising GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a possible 2016 presidential contender, says the last election reaffirmed that the Republican Party needs “a new message, a new messenger and a new tone.” Change within the party need not be “lock, stock and barrel,” Ayres said, but policy shifts such as GOP support for broad immigration legislation will be important to woo minority voters over the longer term. “It remains to be seen how successful Democrats are if you don’t have Barack Obama at the top of the ticket,” he said. The numbers show how population growth will

translate into changes in who votes over the coming decade. —The gap between nonHispanic White and nonHispanic Black turnout in 2008 was the smallest on record, with voter turnout at 66.1 percent and 65.2 percent, respectively; turnout for Latinos and non-Hispanic Asians trailed at 50 percent and 47 percent. Rough calculations suggest that in 2012, 2 million to 5 million fewer Whites voted compared with 2008, even though the pool of eligible White voters had increased. —Unlike other minority groups, the rise in voting for the slow-growing Black population is due to higher turnout. While Blacks make up 12 percent of the share of eligible voters, they represented 13 percent of total 2012 votes cast, according to exit polling. That was a repeat of 2008, when Blacks “outperformed” their eligible voter share for the first time on record. “The 2008 election was the first year when the minority vote was important to electing a U.S. president. By 2024, their vote will be essential to victory,” Frey said. “Democrats will be looking at a landslide going into 2028 if the new Hispanic voters continue to favor Democrats.” AP Director of Polling Jennifer Agiesta and News Survey Specialist Dennis Junius contributed to this report.

Historic D.C. Church Needs Help in Preservation Effort Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, the oldest Black-owned property in the District of Columbia, needs your help. The historic church, located on M Street NW, between 15th and 16th Streets, is competing with 23 other sites in the Washington, D.C area to win a preservation grant. The grant funds are needed to restore the church’s famed stained-glass windows, members said. The community, neighbors and friends are invited to attend an open house, entitled “American Struggles Stained in Glass,” on May 4 and 5 at the church. Participants will learn about the history of the church and the windows, then be invited to vote via social media outlets Facebook, Twitter, Four Square and Instagram for Metropolitan to win the preservation grant. The contest runs through May 10.

Metropolitan A.M.E. was chosen to compete in the Partners in Preservation program by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express. The initiative will award $1 million in preservation grants to historic facilities in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. As one of 24 historic buildings selected, Metropolitan is now competing to win a grant of up to $100,000, but as of May 1, it was in 13th place in the field of 24. The top three spots were held by Washington National Cathedral, Mt. Vernon and Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, according to the website. For full details on voting and earning points for Metropolitan, go to www.PartnersinPreservation.com or call the church at 202-331-1426.

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Continued from A1 her pleas to stop, the group then bound her in duct tape and taped a pillowcase over her head so she could not scream. They shoved her into a dark closet. When she screamed and moaned,

one of the assailants put her in a sleeper hold until she passed out. The group later discovered that she had died, the statement said.

The members of the group attempted to dismember her body before throwing it into a dumpster. Now, it is believed to be somewhere in one or two landfills in rural Virginia.

all of us.” Mature beyond her years, Jocelyn keeps her illness in perspective. She goes to school when she can. She plays viola, cello and guitar, which she is teaching herself. She’s also developing her compositional skills by writing melodies and chord progressions of her own. She credits the popular Maryland-based pop-punk band All Time Low and the San Diego post-punk outfit Pierce the Veil as her inspirations, saying that they’ve gotten her through in times when she felt poorly. She was treated to a meetand-greet with both bands recently when they performed in Towson. Members of both bands now wear the purple and teal stretchy bracelets indicating they are part of Team Jocelyn, the name designated by her family for the hundreds of relatives, friends and strangers who have raised money and provided support for the Rodriguezes. She has chosen not to let her condition control her life and just wants to live like a normal teenage girl. “I see that everyone else can do all these things, so why can’t I?” Jocelyn said. “I might not be able to do as much, but everyone has something.” After years of seeing their Photo by Rob Roberts daughter struggle with sickle

cell, Jocelyn’s parents were looking for a permanent solution when doctors at Children’s Hospital, where she has been undergoing treatment, suggested the bone marrow transplant. Jocelyn and her parents decided to attempt the dangerous surgery, which can either cure her or not help at all. “She will be isolated for six months after the surgery,” her mother said. Though state health care will pay for the procedure, her family’s finances have been depleted by 15 years of medical treatment. Sharon Rodriguez, an IT professional, was fired in January because she missed so many days caring for her daughter. Jonathan, 45, a graphic artist who designed Jocelyn’s website, www.thejocelynproject.com, which provides extensive information about sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait, also works as head of security at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in the District. The family also includes Shayla, 28, who owns a home massage business in Alexandria, Va. To provide money for living expenses and to offset costs not covered by insurance, the Rodriguez family is holding several fundraising events in the Washington area. An open house at the Empire nightclub in Springfield, Va, on April 30, drew several enthusiastic supporters. The family is hoping for a big showing at a pre-Mother’s Day brunch fundraiser scheduled for May 11 at Proud Mary Restaurant in Fort Washington. Admission to the brunch is $50. Half of the proceeds for each ticket will go to the family. The event will include a meal, entertainment and special treats for Mom. For more information, visit www.thejocelynproject.com or call 301-965-0121. Jocelyn said that after the transplant, she is looking forward to attending school full-time and spending more time with her friends. She has worked with a tutor when she could not attend school. She’s quite confident that things are going to go well. “I like to be optimistic with things like that,” she said.

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stroke, kidney and liver disease, often leads to death in young sufferers. If her surgery in July is successful, Jay’s marrow will take over and help Jocelyn to produce healthy blood cells. She would still have sickle cell disease, but she would be relieved of the symptoms that have made her sick so often, said her mother, Sharon Rodriguez. “We’re hoping for a cure,” Sharon Rodriguez said. “We’re hoping this will change her life. It would be life changing for

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Washington View

Baltimore’s Bastille Needs Expert Teardown

Adrienne Washington AFRO Columnist

“Who does that?” Who knowingly and willingly breaks the law who has been sworn to uphold the law? Who knowingly and willingly has sexual relations and gets impregnated not once, but twice by a murder suspect whose name is visibly tattooed on not one, but two womens’ body parts? Well, if the federal indictment handed up last week charging that a seedy, sweeping criminal enterprise operated inside and outside the Baltimore City Detention Center by the Black Guerilla Family proves true, at least four female corrections

officers shamefully “did that!” These women and others charged not only disrespected their families and those who entrusted them, but they also showed how much they disrespect themselves. They may have even put the future employment of female correction officers in jeopardy. For whom? For what? A car, a cell phone, sex, a misogynist of inconceivable character? But the shame is not theirs alone. Pass the blame around from the statehouse to the jailhouse, because we’re hard pressed to believe that all this criminal activity and self-debasing behavior went on for so long, as charged in the indictment of no less than 25 defendants, without a lot of people turning a blind eye. “Who does that?” How else to explain a grand jury indictment which paints a picture that resembles animals taking over a zoo? Drugs,

cigarettes, cell phones and other contraband were allegedly smuggled into the jail under a corruption scheme that included 13 corrections officers, all under a group headed, in jail, by a man held for murder, Tavon White, 36, who impregnated four guards, according to the indictment. He and Tiffany Linder, 27, who is eight months pregnant, were the first to plead not guilty to the charges earlier this week in court. As it should, the legislature has called for a hearing. Perhaps they should call Walter Ridley as an expert witness. He has 42 years of experience in criminal justice. Ridley heads the Prince George’s County-based Ridley Group Consultants and is the former head of the D.C. Department of Corrections, which included Lorton Reformatory and D.C. Jail. Already, he says, it’s time to “stop throwing stones

“Who knowingly and willingly breaks the law who has been sworn to uphold the law?” and come up with solutions.” Ridley suggests replacing the Bastille-like relic of a jail in Baltimore with a new facility equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance technology to match “the sophistication of the accused” and to watch employees as well as inmates. Institute substantive and continued training specifically geared for those working in urban jails with high turnover rates where it’s hard to keep track of inmates. “The first thing politicians cut is the training budget,” he said. He also suggests raising the pay scale for corrections officers, a number of whom are women earning on average about $30,000, “most of whom are professional and put their lives on the line every day.” How about better screening of job

applicants? That, too. But instances of guards being involved with inmates “is not a new thing,” he said. He cited poor management and wondered if standard practices were in place that could have helped prevent this case. “Running a jail is not like running a prison,” said Ridley. “You have to check and inspect, inspect and check constantly.” Most important, employ a “walk-around management style.” Ridley said, “I bet $1,000 that the [jail] managers were not walking around the [Baltimore] jail; they were at their desks sitting on their butts.” When he ran the D.C. Jail, he said, he and his managers walked around talking to guards and inmates and did their paperwork at night. “If you walk around the jail and something is going on, sooner or later somebody is going to tell it.” That’s why, he added, “there’s no reason they should not have known there were problems.” Ridley said he felt “hurt and pain” for Gary Maynard, secretary of Maryland’s Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, who, he said, enjoyed a good reputation in correction circles. Ridley said, “Even though Maynard took the weight, which is all well and good, some other heads should roll.” He defended Maynard, noting that as an administrator who must deal with policy and administration, “he can’t be down there running the jail every day. His people let him down.” He said, “I know from experience.” The public’s safety was jeopardized by such widespread corruption, he said. Those who fell down on the job, not only let Maynard down, “they let the whole state of Maryland down.” Who does that? Veteran journalist Adrienne Washington writes weekly for the AFRO’about relevant issues in the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Send correspondence to her at editor@afro.com.

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Continued from A1 houses and the governor’s office. “The decision to engage in civil disobedience is not one we take lightly,” said Barber. “But the extremists are acting like the George Wallaces of the 21st century. They are pursuing a cruel, unusual and unconstitutional agenda reminiscent of the Old South. What happens in North Carolina does not stay in North Carolina. It has national implications. North Carolina is ground zero in a national struggle to defend Photos: NAACP democracy for all.” In the first Rev. Curtis Gatewood was arrested at the N.C. General Assembly. 50 days of the He was one of 17 people, ages 18 to 74, who engaged in civil North Carolina disobedience. legislative session, the Republicancontrolled $700 million in federal funds Barber said. “The noblest legislature enacted polices for unemployment benefits, sentiment of our constitution that will adversely impact affecting 170,000 laid off and deepest aspirations hundreds of thousands of workers; cut the payroll tax of our religious traditions North Carolinians. A recent credit for over 900,000 poor summon us in the public poll found that most North and working people, while square to enact policies that Carolinians oppose this giving a tax break to 23 of the maintain a commitment to the extreme and aggressive wealthiest people in the state; protection of civil and human agenda. However, the planned to reduce access to rights, the common good, legislature appears steadfastly pre-school and kindergarten; the good of the whole, equal committed to acting outside and attacked the right to protection and justice for the best interest of the people vote with a series of voter all, and the uplift of the poor of North Carolina. suppression laws, including and marginalized. Anything This session, the a voter ID bill that will opposing these principles legislature has rejected disenfranchise nearly 500,000 must be challenged.” funding to expand Medicaid voters. “This much is clear: the to cover 500,000 North “Love and justice demand Republican-led legislature Carolinians without health a witness in the face of this is standing in the way of insurance; rejected more than regressive public policy,” progress and passing laws that violate fundamental constitutional rights. As leaders of moral conscience, we must draw the line somewhere. That is what this direct action is all about.” The attack on voting rights seen in North Carolina is being mirrored in state legislatures across the country, particularly the South. Legislators Rev. Barber and other activists sing during the “pray-in” outside the are pursuing doors of the North Carolina Senate.

extremist, regressive agendas to block progress by making it hard for people to vote. “Those most impacted by these policies are seniors, students, people of color and the working poor,” said Al McSurely, a civil rights attorney who works with the North Carolina NAACP. “Reverend Barber calls on all people of conscience to

hold similar protests and direct actions in cities and states across the country, in solidarity with us in North Carolina.” The activists were a diverse group ranging in age from 18 to 74. The ministers included: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II; Rev. Jimmie R. Hawkins; Rev. Curtis Gatewood; Rev.

Nelson Johnson; Rev. John Mendez; Rev. Maria Palmer; Rev. Larry Read; and Rev. Theodore Anthony Spearman. The group included three college professors, two students, and veteran civil rights leaders including Adam Sotak, Dr. Timothy Tyson, Margaretta Belin, O’Linda Gillis, Perri Morgan and Bob Zellner.

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Kevin Krigger and Goldencents Photo courtesy BlackNews.com

contrasts sharply with the numbers who used to participate in the sport. In the first Kentucky Derby, run in 1875, 13 out of 15 of the jockeys were African American and 15 of the first 28 jockeys who won the derby were Black, according to Smithsonian Magazine. Many of the Black jockeys who rode in the contest in the early days also cared for the horses. Some were former slaves, according to

historical accounts. For his part, Krigger has told reporters that he is anxious to win at Churchill Downs as a rider, not necessarily as an African American. Back in St. Croix, his success is stirring national pride, according to news accounts. A parade is scheduled to celebrate the participation of Krigger and fellow Virgin Islander jockeys. Krigger, who is engaged and has four children, will be cheered on by dozens of loved ones on May 4.


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Capital City Links Salutes Three Local Sage Seniors Age is not important. “It’s what you do with your time… what a wonderful world,” is the philosophy of Selma P. Dillard, one of three Sage Senior Honorees at the 31st Annual Alice Bowie Coleman Senior Citizens Luncheon. The Luncheon was sponsored by the Links Incorporated, Capital City Chapter. The event, which was held April 13 Courtesy Photos at the St. George Conference Sage Senior Honorees Selma P. Dillard, Bernard Center, was attended by over Gibson,Claudia McKoin, President, Capital City Links and 200 seniors from Greater Ellen Odella Van Edwards. Washington D.C. church The three 2013 Sage Senior honorees organizations, AARP chapters, were Ms. Ellen Odella Van Edwards, Mr. civic organizations, independent living homes Bernard Gibson and Ms. Selma P. Dillard. and private residences. “We are pleased to be They were honored as individuals who able to continue to provide this annual event demonstrate, “passion for active public service for precious members of our community--to our community; spirit of sharing talent; our seniors,” Claudia McKoin, President of wisdom and love; and serving as role models Capital City Links, said in a statement. “We that inspire others to enhance the legacy of are particularly delighted to recognize the aging with purpose, generosity and joy.” Dr. community service provided by our three Floretta Dukes McKenzie, former D.C. School honorees through Capital City Links Sage Superintendent and alumnae member of Senior Award.”

Capital City Links, served as Honorary Chair and luncheon Co-Chairs were Lois Jackson, Altomease Kennedy and Beverly Lamberson. Kim Keenan Blackburne, was a lively Mistress of Ceremonies and Dr. John Thompson, Executive Director, D.C. Office on Aging, brought greetings and informed the audience that the District of Columbia is working to become an “Age Friendly City.” Candidates for Sage Awards were nominated by their peers and final selections

were made by a Committee of alumnae reviewers with vote of the full Luncheon Committee. A video of the Sage Honorees was filmed by DC-TV and produced by Deborah Royster and Stephanie Myers, Co-Chairs of the Sage Awards Committee. Music by, DJ Lincoln Ross and Dunbar High School student Kameron Vollin-Reed, performed a solo performance. The seniors played bingo games, received a complimentary lunch and gift bags. Boys Town volunteers assisted guests and donations for the event came from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pepco, DC Chamber of Commerce, DC Office on Aging, DC Public Service Commission, Cultura Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center, and Bloomingdale’s. The afternoon ended with the seniors dancing an intergenerational “Electric Slide” with members of Kim Keenan Blackburne, Mistress of Ceremonies; Dr. John Capital City Links and Boys Town volunteers. Thompson, Director, DC Office of Aging and Deborah Royster, Co-Chair, Sage Awards Committee

Free Cued Speech for Beginners and Beyond To be Held at Rockville Memorial Library A free three-session “Cued Speech for Beginners and Beyond” series will be held at the Rockville Memorial Library on May 19, June 2 and 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. No program will take place on Memorial Day. The library is located at 21 Maryland Ave. with free garage parking available during the first two hours. The series is designed

for individuals ages 16 and older who wish to learn Cued Speech, a visual communication system that makes spoken language visible. Created for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, it can also be used with a variety of populations to facilitate speech and language development. This class is appropriate for parents, professionals, family

members and caregivers. Those who already have knowledge of Cued Speech are welcome. Co-sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries, the series is funded by the Montgomery County Association of Hearing Impaired Children. Registration is limited to 30 participants, includes all three sessions and is available online.

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OPINION

Remembering the South African Fight for Freedom

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A trip to South Africa provides painful reminders of the protracted struggle to establish democracy, how the United States propped up the White minority-rule government and the courage Black South Africans demonstrated to win their freedom. A key aspect of the struggle is vividly captured in the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum in the heart of Soweto, not far from the homes of Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu. The name of the museum itself is steeped in unforgettable history. The most compelling image of the Soweto student protest of 1976 is a photo taken by Sam Nzima. In the foreground of a crowd of Black student protesters is a tearful Mbuyisa Makhuba, a high school student, running with the small, limp body of 13-year-old Hector Pieterson and George E. Curry his screaming sister, Antoinette, running beside them. The teenager’s story is told inside the museum under the heading, “An individual life can change society.” It begins: “Hector Pieterson lost his life under police fire on June 16, 1976 during a student march protesting Afrikaans as the language of instruction in African schools. He was thirteen years old. News of his death and the violence that subsequently erupted in most African townships in South Africa spread rapidly across the world. In his death Hector Pieterson became a symbol of the plight of the black South African youth under the yoke of Apartheid.” It continued, “His public funeral commemorated, as does this museum, all those who died as a result of the tragic events of June 16, 1976 – a turning point in the struggle towards a true South African democracy.” Hector Pieterson became one of many martyrs of the fight against apartheid, a rigid system of racial segregation designed to keep the White minority in control of the country’s political, economic and social system. In fact, Pieterson’s last protest march was prompted by the ruling National Party’s decision to force Black schools to use Afrikaans – which Bishop Desmond Tutu called “the language of oppression” – and English in equal measure. On April 20, 1976, students at Orlando West Junior High School went on strike, refusing to go to school. The protest quickly spread to other schools in Soweto. On the morning of June 16, an estimated 20,000 students started walking from the junior high school to Orlando Stadium, where they had planned to hold a mass rally before continuing to the regional office of the Department of Bantu Education. Instead of allowing the students to walk peacefully, police barricaded the march route and unleashed dogs on the crowd. According to some news accounts, students stoned the dogs and police soon began opening fire on the students, killing 13-year-old Pieterson and 22 others that day, all but two of whom were Black. At the end of a series of protests, called the Soweto uprising, estimates of those killed ranged from 176 to more than 600. The violent attack on the children thrust the African National Congress (ANC) to the forefront of Black political protest and ignited international protests. But that did not curb the all-White police force’s appetite for violence. A quote from Steve Lebelo, a student at Madibane High School, describes the violence that was inflicted on the community in the immediate aftermath of Pieterson’s death. The quote, which also hangs in the museum, recalls:

“It was on the 17th and 18th, when police went out and systematically were killing people. I do know that suddenly there was the infamous green car. It was a 3800 Chev, it was a green car, and at the time they were used mostly by the police. We suspected that they had a sniper in there who picked up people at random and shot and killed them. I do know a friend of mine who was killed on the 19th of June, under the same circumstances. He had gone to the shop, and as he came back from the shop carrying a litre of milk, he was shot by a sniper and killed.” Above the quote is a photo of a green Chevrolet, loaded with White men, with rifles sticking out of the windows. There are other reminders throughout the museum. There is a picture of a small, naked child being drenched in a bottle of water to soothe her pain in tears. Another photograph contains student protesters, with one holding up a sign reading, “To hell with Afrikaans.” Erected in 2002, the museum honors the memory of the students who died in the uprising. A brick bearing each name is built into the ground just steps from the entrance of the museum, which is only two blocks away from where Pieterson was killed. The inscription about Hector Pieterson in the museum ends by noting, “When National Youth Day is celebrated each year on June 16 at the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum, it becomes a national site of commemoration, also reflecting current changes in the articulation of the South African democracy.” George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA.) Curry can be reached through his Web site, www.georgecurry.com.

It’s Time to Step It Up, We Have Not Arrived! Reflecting upon the past 50 years since the 1963 March on Washington we must pay homage to our civil rights leaders for their hard work, strength and endurance in the fight for equality and justice in America. Their unwavering commitment to The Movement made it possible for a Black man named Barack Hussein Obama to become president of the United States of America. As I look at the state of equality and justice today, we are at a very critical moment. Our elders have taken us this far. Some have transitioned on, others are continuing on the battle field for justice. Also, with all the progress over the past 50 years, some of us are under the misguided impression that we have arrived. I feel compelled to appeal to my generation and today’s young leaders to make sure they understand: It’s time to step it up and get busy. The task before Black leaders today begins with making Melanie L. sure that those coming behind us understand that even though Campbell the Civil Rights Movement forced laws to change, it did not change the hearts and minds of all Americans. In 2013, our young people must understand that racism and inequality may not always manifest itself in a white sheet or barking dog but the dogs are still biting. Inequality comes in many packages. Back in the day people in power relied on Jim Crow laws and poll taxes to hold us back. Today, it’s voter IDs laws and the “War on Drugs.” A person with a non-violent drug conviction on is restricted in their ability to secure housing, financial aid for education, public assistance, jobs, and the right to vote. What does the fight for equality and justice look like in 2013 and beyond? In 2013 and beyond our fight is not just for access to education. We must make sure our schools are teaching critical thinking, promoting innovation, and preparing our youth for

jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2009 American Community Survey reports that STEM workers earn more than other workers. Modern-day equality struggles include closing the digital divide. Access to high-speed broadband Internet will increase job and educational opportunities as well as democratic participation and help to lower health care costs. Diversity strengthens our democracy. We must make sure employers don’t just talk about “diversity” and “women’s equality,” but also back up the talk in hiring practices. From the federal government to Wall Street to the corner store, we want to see Black women represented in top positions. The elimination of racial disparities in our criminal justice system is paramount. The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world and the incarceration rate for Blacks is more than six times as high as the national average and over 60 percent of those incarcerated are racial and ethnic minorities. In 2013 and beyond we will continue to lead the fight to eliminate barriers to civic participation fighting against restrictive voter ID laws, felon disenfranchisement and any other tactics created to block Black people from voting. Finally, I must address our responsibility as a people to work harder to prepare our youth in this ongoing fight for justice and equality. We must encourage them to pursue STEM careers, teach them to be environmentally conscious, and help them understand the dire need to stop the violence in our neighborhoods. We must take the time to instill good moral values so they turn to each other and not on each other and our journey will not be in vain. As we celebrate 50 years of progress, let’s thank our elders for their great fight by stepping it up because we have not arrived. Melanie Campbell is president/CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable. This article - the fourteenth of a 20-part series - is written in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. For more information, please visit www. lawyerscommittee.org.

We Ache for Boston – and All Communities

“No more hurting people. Peace.” - Eight-year-old Martin Richard, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing Acts of terror like the ones committed in Boston are reprehensible and without moral or logical explanation. They rock us to our core. They also unite us in common purpose. Victims and their families seem to become our own. We want to ease their pain. We want to do something to ensure that this doesn’t happen again. Our togetherness as a nation is often most evident when something happens with the intent of breaking us. Nearly 12 years after the events of 9/11/2001, terrorism in our homeland still seems a nearly impossible reality, one that none of us want to accept. Still, communities across America are terrorized each day. But rarely do these victims and their Marc Morial families receive national media attention, or better yet, our collective attention. Every year, 100,000 people are shot or killed with a gun in America. Every day, these acts of terror are carried out in homes, on playgrounds, schoolyards, neighborhood streets, even in houses of worship--turning spaces that should represent peace and sanctuary into places that elicit danger and fear. Two days after the Boston Marathon bombing, the United States Senate had an opportunity to act to curb another kind of terror facing our nation by taking modest steps to keep guns out of the wrong hands. Yet, it voted down a sensible gun background check bill. Never mind that 90 percent of Americans and 74 percent of National Rifle Association (NRA) members

support universal background checks. It didn’t even matter that a majority of senators (54-46) actually voted in favor of the bill. Because of the Senate’s 60-vote majority rule, along with the distortions and political threats from NRA leaders, the bill went down in defeat. President Obama called it “a shameful day in Washington.” Former congresswoman and gun violence survivor, Gabrielle Giffords added, “I will not rest until we have righted the wrong these senators have done, and until we have changed our laws so we can look parents in the face and say: We are trying to keep our children safe.” We share that determination. Whether in Newtown or scores of other communities across the nation, one point is clear: guns in the wrong hands can be weapons of destruction as deadly as a terrorist bomb. Where, we wonder, is the unified purpose in Congress to work towards gun safety to address the reign of terror devastating so many of our neighborhoods? Let’s be clear: This issue is not about gun confiscation, nor is it an attack on anyone’s rights. We know that this step is not a cure-all for the plague of gun violence in America. But, it is at least a first step towards doing all we can to ensure the safety of our citizens. Boston and its citizens deserve all of the support and attention they have received in the wake of this horrific tragedy. I just hope that we can elevate our sense of unity, urgency and purpose to do what is right for the millions of Americans whose lives have been forever changed by gun violence. Let’s not forget, in addition to killing with homemade bombs, the Boston terrorists also used guns in killing M.I.T. police officer Sean Collier, and seriously wounding Massachusetts Bay transit officer, Richard H. Donohue. As we pray for the dead, the wounded survivors and their loved ones, we urge the nation to unite against terror – including gun violence – everywhere. Marc H. Morial, former mayor of New Orleans, is president and CEO of the National Urban League.


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Miss Cotillion second Attendant, Jasmine Henderson; Miss Cotillion 2013, Ara Snyder; Miss Cotillion first Attendant, Brittany Hays and Miss Congeniality, Undreya Hugger

The Ivy Foundation and Zeta Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presented their 56th Annual Cotillion on Apr. 20 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Va. Eleven debutantes competed

and Ara Ruth Synder won the coveted crown of Miss Cotillion 2013 with Brittany Hays being the first attendant and Jasmine Henderson the second attendant. Undreya Huggar was voted Miss

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The Debutantes: Ara Snyder, Shalynn Day, Nyarika Penick, DaMara Kemp, Jordan Camp, Undreya Hugger, Syrena Bracey, Katelynn Woodard, Kayla Graham, Brittany Hayes and Jasmine Henderson

Starr Garrett, Ara Snyder, Miss Cotillion 2013 and Taylor Moon, Miss Cotillion 2008 The fathers of the debutantes

Congeniality. Family and friends, all in formal and semi-formal attire, who came out to lend their support, made the cotillion a real sparkling event. The debutantes and their escorts wrapped the evening up with line dancing in their flowing gowns.

Photos by Rob Roberts

Debutantes in their circle

Breanna Gray, Miss Cotillion 2007; Olivia Green, Miss Cotillion 2012; Eric Green, Monie Green, Asha Follins and Sharon Smith

Father/daughter dance

Lafrances Williams (standing), gave the welcome, Robin Mazyck(seated, left), gave the Official Charge to the Debutantes and Michelle Jones, Chapter President

Debutantes being presented

The Escorts: Mylik Cason, Darrien Dantzler, Kellen Blake, Joseph Mitchell III, Khaamal Whitaker, Nicholas Grant, Alvin McLeod, Daniel king, Jalani Hunter and Darius Manora

Dancing the waltz

The fathers of the debutantes

Presentation of the debutantes by Melanie Henderson

Hazel Cameron, chairman, board of directors, the Ivy Foundation and Michelle Jones, president, Zeta Chi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Cadets from the Howard University Bison Battalion were recognized for their exceptional and sustained performance of duty at the 2013 Army ROTC Military Ball on April 20 at the Crystal City Hilton, Arlington, Va. Under the leadership of Lt. Col. Tyra Sellers, Professor of Military Science/Department Chair, the affair provided a memorable occasion for the cadets to Col.(Ret.) James Minor, Lt. Col. Tyra Sellers, be formally presented with Citations, Certificates Cadet Terrance Williams and Kensy Perdue and Awards for their achievements during the current school year. Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith, Commander, 20th Support Command was the honored guest speaker and cadets Cox and Marshall served as the emcees. After a bountiful dinner, Presentation of the Colors the cadets celebrated Sgt. 1st Class Neil Crittenden, Capt. Tanika Macias, on the dance floor, line Master Sgt. Micheal Gunn; Lt. Col. Sellers, Battalion stepping to the groovy Commander/Professor of Military Science at the podium sounds of the DJ. We would like to salute Lt. Col. Sellers as she prepares to move a new duty station this summer… Master Sgt. Reginald and Roxanne Mill Warrior well done!

Cadets: Assia Richardson, Asya Tucker, Jasmine Smith, Shanice Cumbee, Lesley Green and Whitney Green

Captains Tyreese Brown, Dionne Drayton, LuRonnda lane and 1Lt. Jasmyn Morgan

and Master Sgt. Micheal and Camella Guynn

Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith greets Col. (Ret.) Dorene Hunt and her husband Maj. Gen.(Ret.) George Alexander Recipients of the Dean’s List Certificate

Shirley Bryant and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Robert C. Gaskill, Sr.

Maj. Gen. Leslie and Vanedra Smith enters the banquet hall

Maj. Gen. Smith presents the Superior Cadet Decoration Award to Cadet Courtney Gains

Cadets Cumbee, Mosley, Mingo, Brown; seated: Cadets Longmore, Tsarni and Hale

Recipients of the Color Guard Certificate Cadets James Cox and Kendra Marshall, Master’s of Ceremony

Even Cadets can do the “Wobble”

Photos by Rob Roberts

Seated: Darion Griffin, Thomas Griffin, Tomeka Bumbry and Kimberly; Standing: Annatte Champion, Taylor Scott, Carol Gibson, Taylor Gresham, Debutante Syrena Bracey, Scott Bracey, Regina Bracey and Wayne Bumbry

Cotillion committee members: Jacqueline Roundtree, DeChane Dorsey and Bonnie Jones-Moon


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Bowie State University Professor Named Apple Distinguished Educator A Bowie State University communications professor was named 2013 Apple Distinguished Educator for her use of emerging technology in creating a student mobile journalism lab. Allissa Richardson, a lecturer in the Department of Communications, is one of 200 educators from all academic levels selected among applicants from 37 different countries, including the United States, China, New Zealand and Turkey. She joins a community of more than 2,000 educators, recognized because of their passion for innovative teaching and their integration of Apple technology into the learning environment. “We are doing cutting-edge work at Bowie State,” she said in a statement. “This honor puts what we’re doing on the map.” Richardson infuses technology into her online and mobile journalism courses for undergraduate students by

equipping them with iPads and iPods that they use for recording news assignments. She has created a mobile journalism lab at Bowie State where students learn hands-on techniques and prepare for careers creating digital content for websites, social media, and mobile applications. As an Apple educator, Richardson will be able to access free Apple products, such as film and editing software and equipment to expand the mobile journalism lab and enable students to create video and audio podcasts in their journalism classes. She will also join a network of educators who can provide feedback on her work. In addition, Richardson will be deployed at times by Apple to locations around the world to assist with strategic technology projects as an official trainer and implementer of Apple products. The Apple Distinguished Educators will showcase their

projects and participate in a weeklong professional development workshop at the Apple campus in Austin, Tex. in July. They will also preview new Apple products and collaborate with other members of the cohort to develop new instructional uses for the technology. Richardson’s classroom innovation was recognized in 2012 when the National Association of Black Journalists named her “Educator of the Year.” That year, she created a traveling iPod workshop series for Slavery by Another Name, a PBS documentary film that aired nationally. With this project, she taught educators around the country how to use the iPod to make multimedia slideshows based on the film. Through her summer mobile journalism academy, Richardson has also empowered youth in about a dozen cities in Africa to tell stories using mobile devices.

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Allissa Richardson

PGCC Senior Juanita Artis Tapped to Deliver Commencement Address

Juanita Artis, a Prince George’s Community College senior, experienced a myriad of tribulations before enrolling in college. She graduated from high school with a 1.2 grade point average and faced tremendous personal family struggles. But she overcame her obstacles and excelled following her entrance into PGCC. Now, Artis will deliver the student address the college’s 54th Commencement exercises, May 23, 7 p.m. at The Showplace Arena and Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Md. Artis will receive an associate of applied science degree in criminal justice and associate of arts degree in psychology. She plans to attend University of Maryland, College Park next fall. “Prince George’s Community College has transformed me as a leader, a student and a woman,” Artis said in a statement. “The message that I want students to take away from my speech is that you can dictate your own future through the lessons you have learned here at the college,” she added. Artis was selected as the 2013 Student Commencement Speaker after participating in a rigorous review process. Candidates were asked to submit an application and an essay. Finalists performed a version of their essay and speech before a committee of faculty and staff.  In her second year, she joined the Student Governance Association, developed confidence and enhanced her public speaking skills.  Artis

a statement. “As someone who has overcome educational obstacles and grown to become an exceptional student, Ms. Artis has made us proud to have her as a role model and to share her story of success with the larger college community,” she added. Artis is a member of the Dean’s List, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Psi Beta Honor Society (National Honor Society in Psychology for Community and Junior Colleges) and the first cohort of Women of Wisdom. She was named to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges,” served as student speaker at Student

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Juanita Artis credits her professors for challenging her to understand that “A’s” in the classroom and in life are earned through hard work. Today, she has a 3.48 grade point average. “Ms. Artis’ significant academic achievements, thoughtful essay responses and her commitment to her community were major reasons the committee chose her for the prestigious honor,” Clover Baker-Brown, professor of communications and chair of the Student Commencement Speaker Committee at Prince George’s Community College said in

Advocacy Day and mentor with A.L.A.N.A. (African, Latino, Asian, Native American), elected president of the Student Governance Association and participated in the Pathways to Student Leadership Program.    In addition to her academic success, she volunteered to organize a food drive at Martha’s Table, walked to raise money for Autism and Alzheimer’s charities and volunteered at Career Works and Café 458 in Atlanta during the college’s Alternate Spring Break trip. Currently, she is working part time at PGCC as an activities assistant in the College Life Services Department.

Success

CCNY Announces Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership The City College of New York will rename its Division of Social Sciences the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. The City University of New York Board of Trustees approved the name change at its April 29 meeting after hearing testimony from General Colin L. Powell and students from the Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Service, the leadership and public policy center at CCNY established in 1997. The school’s formal inauguration was scheduled to take place on May 2. Powell was scheduled to speak and receive the CUNY Chancellor’s Medal from Chancellor Matthew Goldstein. The capital campaign for the school has raised more than $30 million. The Chancellor’s Medal, the university’s highest executive honor, recognizes extraordinary contributions to CUNY, commitment to education and outstanding public service. Past recipients include Jonas Salk, Coretta Scott King, John Cardinal O’Connor, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Other speakers will include actress Linda Powell, advertising executive Linda Kaplan Thaler, journalist and author Tom Brokaw and CCNY President Lisa S. Coico, all of whom serve on the Powell Center Advisory Committee. Linda Powell is Powell’s daughter. “I am humbled and honored that the governing bodies of City College and, now, the City University, have viewed this

change as a major step in enhancing all academic programs under the banner of this school,” Powell said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing my involvement with the activities and the faculty involved with the school.” “General Powell epitomizes the CUNY success story,” Goldstein said. “Since he left the military and his role as Secretary of State, he has given unstintingly to City College students through his public policy center. With this new recognition, we hope that the same principles that inspired General Powell – the principles that he has personally sought to instill in the students he has worked with at the center – will inspire generations of students to come.” Coico said, “I have no doubt that the Colin Powell School will become known as one of the best places in the world to study issues of equity, democracy, citizenship and service.” Powell, a member of the City College of New York Class of 1958, was the first African American to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Secretary of State. The Colin Powell School will contain the departments of Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology, and house programs in Black Studies, International Studies, International Relations, Latin American & Latino Studies, Pre-Law, Public Service Management and Women’s Studies.


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SPORTS

Capital Classic Draws Best in Basketball Talent Some of the best high school basketball players in the country converged on T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria April 28 for the 40th annual Capital Classic All-Star Basketball Game. The U.S All-Stars edged out the Capital All-Stars for a 126120 victory. The score was tied at 111 with less than two minutes remaining, but the U.S. All-Stars broke away with the win by nailing three straight three-point shots in the waning seconds of the game. “It was an exciting game to watch for the fans that came out,” said Bob Geoghan, the founder and organizer of the Capital Classic. “We had a really great group of All-Stars that participated this year and about a thousand fans there to watch them play.” Geoghan told then Afro he honestly expected more fans to show up because of the talent possessed by this year’s All-Stars, but he realized the crowd may have been small because many of the fans may have been attending church on a Sunday. “Nonetheless, the fans that showed up were really into the game,” Geoghan said, “especially because it was such a tight contest

down to the last seconds.” Robinson played for Findlay Prep Lanham, Md., in 2012. Every year, the Capital in Henderson, Nev. and will attend Carr had verbally committed Classic invites elite high Indiana University in the fall. to attend Seton Hall, but recently school basketball players The Capital All-Stars were led decided to skip college to play pro from various cities by Baltimore native Aquille Carr basketball in Europe. Carr hopes a around the U.S. (U.S. Allwith a game-high 29 points. One short career overseas will help him Stars) to come to nation’s of the nation’s most exciting high fast track his way to a career in the capital to compete against school players to watch, the 5-footNBA, much like the path taken by the best ball players in 6, 150-pound guard hooped for NBA guard Brandon Jennings, who the D.C., Maryland and chose to play in Italy for one Virginia region (Capital year before being selected by All-Stars). the Milwaukee Bucks in the Geoghan said he uses 2009 draft. a coaching committee “I had to think about my made up of coaches family and taking care of my from Washington, D.C, daughter, that’s why I chose Northern Virginia, overseas over college,” Carr Prince George’s County told reporters following his and Baltimore to select last game played for Princeton the All-Stars who will Day. “I’m ready to make participate in the annual basketball my career and Classic. handle my responsibilities.” Many of the greatest Before the marquee players in basketball All-Star Game, the District history have competed All-Stars competed against in this classic, including the Suburban All-Stars in a Chris Jenkins of Gonzaga won Hall of Famers Michael preliminary contest filled with Basketball Player of the Year Jordan and Magic Johnson, other highly talented players as well as current NBA from the DMV area. The heading to Ohio State stars LeBron James and Carmelo District All-Stars manhandled University, won MVP honors Anthony. the Suburban All-Stars, 118for the Capital Classic after Aquille Carr of Princeton Day scored 25 points 88. Mark Williams, a 6-foot-8, This year’s game roster included dropping a team-high 25 at the Capital Classic star prospects like Kameron 235-pound forward out of points for the U.S. All-Stars. Williams, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound Patterson High School in Baltimore Montrose Christian Academy in Williams was followed by guard out of Mount St. Joseph’s for three years before transferring Rockville scored 21 points to win fellow U.S. All-Star teammate Academy in Baltimore. Williams, to Princeton Day Prep Academy in MVP honors. Stanford Robinson with 19 points;

Why Was Sam Lacy Left Out of 42? I have been enjoying the rewards of retirement and no schedule to meet, but recent events have caused me to haul out the keyboard and dust off “Another Viewpoint,” my sports column that ran for the AFRO for several years. A large portion of America has seen the movie 42, portraying the story of Jackie Robinson. I was among the interested, but in no hurry to rush to my local cinema because I know the story. All was well with the world until my phone started ringing. A few of the media people in the Baltimore area were calling me to ask “Where was [legendary AFRO sports editor] Sam Lacy in this movie?” This question prompted me to grab my spouse and my cap and prepare myself to cough up the twenty bucks it was going to take to gain entry to the theatre. I saw the flick, and I have to admit I was left with a big hole in my soul. In order to explain this, I have to tell the story of Sam Lacy (my dad), and his contribution to Jackie Robinson and MLB. Here is the story, and you be the judge. As a young man, Sam was a hustler. In today’s parlance, he was an entrepreneur. He did everything he could to make a buck as long as it didn’t require a trip to the police station. Among his hustles was the role of gopher for the Washington Senators baseball team. He would go for cigarettes, cleaning, tobacco and anything the players wanted. As time unfolded, Sam found himself at the sport’s desk of the Afro American newspaper. He would spend hours reflecting on the talents he had seen among

Negro League players and the Whites he had seen with the Senators and members of teams they played. This led him to petition Clark Griffith (Senators owner) for an opportunity for a colored player. This turned out to be a waste of time, so Sam began looking for another avenue Some years later, Sam

of the country was of no help, because they kept bumping into the same stonewall. During this time, Branch Rickey of the Dodgers became a player in this game. To digress for a second, I feel it necessary to mention that Ricky wasn’t the first to feel the need to reach out. Bill Veeck president of the Cleveland Indians in 1947, was ready to pull the trigger, but sought Sam’s advice. Veeck had employed a midget, a one-armed player and other oddities to entertain the fans, and for this reason Sam advised against the plan. Sam thought that the employment of a colored

“I saw the flick, and I have to admit I was left with a big hole in my soul.” found himself at the sport’s desk of the Chicago Defender. This was the opportunity he had been looking for. The Defender editor was on board with Sam’s thinking and agreed to use his influence toward the cause. In the meantime, Wendell Smith of the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper was on the same page as Sam, and they became partners in crime. Working from different parts

player would be dismissed as just another act in Bill Veeck’s circus. For the record, Veeck signed Larry Doby 11 weeks after Jackie was signed. In the meantime, the Chicago Defender editor had exerted his influence and arranged a meeting with the commissioner of Major League Baseball, Branch Rickey, and seeking an influential colored man to carry the torch, he sought

out Paul Robeson. Robeson was a singer and star of stage and screen, but on the downside he had gone public with his leanings towards Communism. For this reason, he was the wrong man for the job. After clearing away the obstacles, Rickey signed Jackie to a contract. The signing of Jackie was just the tip of the iceberg. As he ventured forth as a pioneer for the advancement of men of color in MLB, he found himself traversing a rocky road. He was denied entry into a park by state police who guarded the entrance. He gained entry by finding a loose board in the outfield fence, and just for the record, Sam Lacy was by his side as he crawled through that hole. Sam was his roommate when the Dodgers were on the road, and he tells horror stories of some of the adventures they were a part of. One morning emerging from the rooming house where they stayed (no room at the Inn), they found a cross burning in the yard. This was an indicator that the Ku Klux Klan had visited overnight. As events turned for Jackie, Sam was undergoing his share of mental anguish. He was once denied entry to the press box, but, taking a folding chair, he took a seat

on the roof. He was soon joined by White reporters who were there in silent protest to this treatment. I spent the early years at spring training with the Dodgers, and became fast

friends with Jackie’s children, sometimes being recruited for babysitting duty. This is just a condensed version of the contribution of the man who was left out in the cold.

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Bikers Bow for a Blessing AFRO Staff Worshipers late for service at Victorious Ministries International (VMI) Church might have had a parking problem last Sunday, because the 4600 block of York Road was lined with rows of motorcycles. Nearly 100 members of biker clubs from across the nation came, for the second year, to seek God’s protection, mercy and grace for motorcyclists as an unofficial kickoff to the riding season. Coordinated by Maghan Stallings, a biker and member of VMI, this annual bike blessing ceremony brings together clubs such as Triple Digits MC, 0-100, Street Smokas and Ladies N Motion, many of whom rode their bikes from several hundred miles away just to be covered in prayer. The brief but moving ceremony involved a candid and often humorous exchange between Pastor Tony Smith and the bikers as he challenged them to always “…pray and clear their heads” before getting on the road and of course, to always ride safely.

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Bikers in a line at the altar. No space for cars on York Road.

Maghan “M-1” Stallings and his daughter, Jamés also known as “J-rocka’.”

Pastor Tony Smith preaching.

After a moment of silent meditation for friends and loved ones who had been hurt or killed in motorcycle accidents, Pastor Smith led the bikers who’d assembled at the altar in prayer. Certainly not your traditional scene at a Sunday morning church service, but then again, Victorious Ministries International is not a traditional church. “If we’re going to take the message of the gospel to the streets as Christ commanded, we have to go beyond our traditional methods and meet people where they are,” said Pastor Smith. Even if where they are is on top of a Dyna Wide Glide Custom Harley.

OBITUARIES

Thomas A. Hart Sr., 94 Professor, Coach, Executive Thomas A. Hart Sr., 93, former professor and athletic coach at Howard University and executive at Westinghouse Electric Corporation died at the Residences at Thomas Circle in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 5. Mr. Hart moved to the District of Columbia in 1948. He was born in Williamstown, Mass. in 1919. He attended Hampton University (where he met his wife, the late Adalyne Monroe Hart), New York University and the University of Illinois. He earned his doctorate in education from NYU. Dr. Hart served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946. He served as a technical sergeant and was in charge of physical fitness for all “colored” troops at Chanute Field, Ill. From 1946-48 he served as athletic director, head basketball and track coach and professor of health and physical education at Talladega College, Talladega, Ala. He was professor of health, physical education and recreation at Howard University from 1948 to 1964. Also, he served as head coach for basketball, track and field, golf, swimming and wrestling. His team won Howard’s first wrestling championship in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1951 and later he was inducted into the Howard University Hall of Fame. On leave from Howard University, he was sent to Ghana, West Africa by the U.S. Department of State where he and his family lived from 1958-61. In Ghana, Dr. Hart

served as National Track and Field coach and Head Olympic coach for the Ghanaian men and women’s track teams for the 1960 Olympics held in Rome, Italy. Dr. Hart served two terms on the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia. He served on the Board of Directors of the National YMCA, the D.C. Striders, the Junior Citizens Corps, and the International Association of Free Enterprise Trade Zones. Dr. Hart also worked closely with the Congressional Black Caucus. Dr. Hart was one of the founders and officers of the American Association of Blacks in Energy and he received the James E. Stewart award from that association in 1991. In 1947 Dr. Hart founded Camp Hart in Williamstown, Mass. The camp provided youth the opportunity to gain leadership skills and an appreciation of the great outdoors from 1948 to1963. In later years the operation focused on golf instruction as well as an emphasis on fitness and the importance of higher education. From 1964-1989 Dr. Hart worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation and from 1964-71 he served as director of the Job Corps Center at Camp Atterbury in Indiana. Following that he was executive administrator of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation Defense Center. From 1974-89 he served as director of community services and later was executive assistant to the vice president of public affairs in Westinghouse’s Washington, D.C. office.

Barnette R. Holston Sr., Government Worker

Welfare (HEW) and the Barnette Rhetta Department of Labor Holston Sr., also until his retirement. known as Barney, He met his beloved the son of the late wife Helen Higgs in Rosa Carter Holston Hampton, Va., with and Ned Rhetta whom he shared a transcended this life loving partnership on Feb. 17, 2013. lasting nearly 50 years. He was born in Barney accepted Trafford, Ala. His Christ at the age of 9 parents moved to and was baptized in Colliers, W. V. and the Ohio River. He was then to Wellsburg, always faithful to his W. V. At a young Christian life and very age he was adopted active in all churches by his stepfather that he attended. He Joseph Holston and was ordained as a subsequently changed deacon at the First his name to Barnette Baptist Church in Rhetta Holston. Hampton, Va. and again Barney excelled at Coleville Baptist academically graduating BARNETTE R. HOLSTON SR. Church in Silver Spring, at the top of his class from Md. where he also served as a trustee, usher Lincoln High School in Wheeling, W. V. and and member of the choir. He loved music went on to further his education by receiving and even sang with the men’s Choir at the a Bachelor’s Degree with honors at West People’s Community Baptist Church. Virginia University, known at the time as Music was a big part of his life. An avid West Virginia State College. Education was reader of newspapers, history books and important to him so he continued studying at novels, Barney shared his knowledge with his Case Western Reserve University, majoring family. Traveling was a joy in his life. He and in law but he never stopped learning. However he was not all work and no play. He Helen traveled and cruised to many places in and outside of the U.S. was quite social being an active member of Barney was a very special person Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the men’s and a gift from God. He will always be bridge club, The Columbians. remembered as a quiet, caring, loving and Barney’s education was interrupted marvelous person who offered kindness several times when he was drafted in the Air to everyone he met. He leaves to cherish Force and the Navy. Following his military his memory: a beautiful wife, Helen, two service and attendance at several other loving sons, Barnette Jr. and Byron, a universities, Barney began his professional lovely daughter in-law Jessica, two adorable life working at the National Aeronautics grandchildren Cadence and Nathan, a sister, and Space Administration (NASA) Dayton, Betty Savage (Arthur), brother, Joe Holston Ohio and Hampton, Va. He was a dedicated government worker devoting time at the (Van), a special family friend, Troy and a host of devoted relatives and friends. Department of Health, Education and


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‘Pain & Gain’ Star Anthony Mackie Talks about Making It project in New Orleans? AM: No, I’ve been staying away from the revitalization of New Orleans, because it’s not New Orleanians who are behind it. And that’s the problem. Every time a New Orleanian tries to get behind a project, it gets shot down. But you have all these folks from outside the state trying to change the culture. That’s what the backlash is all about right now. We want to keep the city the way it was. New Orleans is not New York, L.A. or Las Vegas, and we want to push all the outsiders out in order to get back to where we were before Hurricane Katrina.

By Kam Williams Born in New Orleans on Sept. 23, 1979, Anthony Mackie attended the Julliard School of Drama. He was discovered after receiving rave reviews for playing Tupac Shakur in the off-Broadway play Up Against the Wind. His film debut was as Eminem’s nemesis, Papa Doc, in 8 Mile. His performance caught the attention of Spike Lee, who subsequently cast him in Sucker Free City and She Hate Me. He also appeared Million Dollar Baby and The Manchurian Candidate. Mackie has performed both on and off Broadway. His Broadway debut was in August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. He was in Regina King’s modern retelling of Chekov’s The Seagull, McReele and in the Pulitzer Prizewinning A Soldier’s Play. His most recent films include Night Catches Us, The Adjustment Bureau, Real Steel, Man on a Ledge, 10 Years and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Here, he talks about his new movie, Pain & Gain, a factbased crime comedy co-starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg. Kam Williams: Hi Anthony, thanks for another interview. Anthony Mackie: What’s going on, my man? KW: How much time did you devote to the exercise regimen to get yourself in such great shape? AM: About four months. I worked out for six weeks before we started shooting, and then every day on location. To get in shape like that involves a whole lifestyle change. It’s not just going to the gym. It’s also eating and sleeping differently, and spending your time differently. KW: It seems to me like the film actually has a message about the growing distance between classes in America. Or am I asking too much from a spring blockbuster? AM: I think the movie deals more with The American

Anthony Mackie Dream, and the skewed perception of it in our generation. The idea used to be that you worked hard to achieve more. Now, it’s “Do as little as you can to achieve as much as you can.” KW: There are people who do not give themselves permission to pursue their dreams. What advice do you have for them?  AM: [Chuckles] I still meet naysayers every day. This business is funny. It’s all about your journey and the road that you’re on. There are so many people who like to comment on my career and on what I am or am not doing. But I know that it’s my path, and I’m going to decide for myself which direction I want to go. When I meet naysayers, I just thank them politely for acknowledging my career and I wish them many blessings on the success of their own careers. KW: Are you attached to any post-Katrina rehabilitation

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Very Good (3 stars) Rated PG-13 for violence, drug use and mature themes Running time: 107 minutes Distributor: Faith Street Film Partners

KW: When you look in the mirror, what do you see? AM: Success.

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Brendan King (Crawford Wilson), a kid raised in the foster care system, was sent away at the age of 15 after being caught dealing drugs and running guns as a member of a notorious gang known as Avenue D. Upon parole a few years later, the juvenile offender was released to the custody of Vanessa (Lynn Whitfield) and Mike Stubbs (James McDaniel), a couple still struggling with the loss of their police officer son to a senseless act of violence. The emotionally-wounded foster parents see taking Brendan in as an opportunity to not only help rehabilitate an at-risk youth but to perhaps restore their faith in humanity, too. Because the boy became born again behind bars, the prospects for his future are very bright indeed, despite a checkered past marked by 18 different foster home placements, nine felony and 11 misdemeanor arrests, and four convictions. After all, he’s now settling into a new school, Northside High, and living in a relativelyupscale suburban enclave located a safe distance from the bad influences rampant around the ‘hood. Furthermore, to keep Brendan on the straight and narrow, the Stubbs give him a curfew, find him a part-time job, and even encourage him to join The Seekers, a Christian community service group for teenagers. Everything goes well until the fateful day he rescues a classmate from a car wreck. Natalie (Kayla Compton), a girl most likely-type, happens to be president of the school’s student council. However, she ends up in trouble when the police find drugs in the car at the scene of the accident. But Brendan’s role as the hero lands him in the limelight, which has the unfortunate side effect of notifying his former partners in crime of his present whereabouts. Soon, they show up looking for the valuable contraband he’d hidden before being sent away and they threaten to put a hurtin’ on him if he doesn’t deliver or rejoin their ranks. Will Brendan revert to his old outlaw ways? Or will the convert put his trust in the Lord and avoid temptation this time around? Thus unfolds King’s Faith, a very relevant morality play written and directed by Nicholas DiBella. Carefully crafted with evangelicals in mind, this modern parable will certainly resonate with the faith-based demographic as well as secular individuals interested in an entertaining, wholesome family flick with a sobering message. The cinematic equivalent of a thoughtprovoking Bible study likely to ignite further discussion about a variety of real-life challenges folks face today.

KW: What was your wisest career move? AM: Not doing a TV show.

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM334 Barbara Lett Simmons Decedent Nathan A. Neal Esq Law Offices of Nathan A. Neal PLLC 3108 Cherry Road NE Washington DC 20018 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

David C. Simmons and Robert A. Simmons whose addresses are 1249 Maryland Ave, NE Washington DC 20002 and 6409 13th Street NW, Washington DC 20012 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Barbara Lett Simmons, who died on December 22, 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 October 26, 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 October 26, 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: April 26, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter David C. Simmons Robert A. Simmons Personal Representatives 202-210-6600 202-704-6794 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 4/26, 5/3, 5/10

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM355 Hratch A. Abrahamian Decedent John E. McCullough Esq,/McCullough Law Firm, PLLC 1413 K Street NW 15th Floor Washington DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Karen Hatchik whose address is 8435 Peace Lily Court #112, Lorton VA 22079 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Hratch A. Abrahamian, who died on March 19, 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 shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., Building A, 515 5th Street NW, 3rd Floor, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 26, 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 October 26, 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: April 26, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Karen Hatchik Personal Representatives 703-646-5282 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER WILLS TYPESET:OFTue Apr 23 4/26, 5/3, 5/10

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Wanda A. Smith whose address is 13219 Poppy Hills Court, Brandywine, MD 20613 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Adele Mills Banks, who died on March 2, 2013 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed 11:03:30 EDT 2013 with the Register of Wills, D.C., Building A, 515 5th Street NW, 3rd Floor, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 26, 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 October 26, 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: April 26, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Wanda A. Smith Personal Representatives 202-508-3662 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 4/26, 5/3, 5/10

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2009ADM306 Vinez T. Canady Decedent Wesley L. Clarke 1629 K Street Suite 300 Washington DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Wesley L. Clarke whose address is 1629 K Street, Suite 300, Washington DC 20006 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Vinez T. Canady, who died on December 15, 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 shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., Building A, 515 5th Street NW, 3rd Floor, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 26, 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 October 26, 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: April 26, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Wesley L. Clarke Personal Representatives 202-257-9730 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER WILLS TYPESET:OFTue Apr 30 4/26, 5/3, 5/10

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Estelle Carolyn Ladrey whose address is 5415 Connecticut Ave., NW # 134 Washington DC 20015 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Eva W. Ladrey, who died on February 16, 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., Building A, 515 5th Street NW, 3rd Floor, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 26, 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 October 26, 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: April 26, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Estelle Carolyn Ladrey Personal Representatives TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 4/26, 5/3, 5/10

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Monica Y. Christian whose address is 708 Emerson Street, NE Washington DC 20017 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Luther T. Christian Jr., who died on February 5, 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., Building A, 515 5th Street NW, 3rd Floor, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 26, 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 October 26, 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: April 26, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Monica Y. Christian Personal Representatives 202-367-2810 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 4/26, 5/3, 5/10

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM287 William D. Alexander aka William D. Alexander, Sr. Decedent Archie L. Palmore, Esq 7829 Belle Point Dr. Greenbelt, MD 20770 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Archie L. Palmore, whose address is 7829 Belle Point Drive, Greenbelt MD 20770 was appointed personal representative of the estate of William D. Alexander aka William D. Alexander, Sr., who died on December 17, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Archie L. Palmore Personal Representative 301-345-3955 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/3, 5/10, 5/17

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2009ADM000529 Barbara Rosamond Stewart Decedent W. Alton Lewis 1450 Mercantile Lane Suite 155 Largo, MD 20774 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Beryl Roberts, whose address is 1524 Varnum Street, NW, Washington DC 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Barbara Rosamond Stewart, who died on December 31, 2008 with a Will, and will service 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Beryl Roberts Personal Representative 202-726-4037 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 5/3, 5/10, 5/17


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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0002566 IN RE: Chevella Marie McAllister Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Chevella Maria McAllister having filed a complaint for judgment changing Chevella Marie McAllister name to Chevella Marie and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 10th day of 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 29th day of May, 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 TYPESET: Tue Apr 16 JUDGE 5/3, 5/10, 5/17

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM237 Mary Lou Watson Decedent David C. Harty 9900 E Greenbelt Rd Unit 125 Lanham MD 20706 443-858-1335 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Alice Faye Brailey Torriente whose address is 10 East Lee Street, Unit 107, Baltimore MD 21202 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Mary Lou Watson, who died on November 20, 2011 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., Building A, 515 5th Street NW, 3rd Floor, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 19, 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 October 19, 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: April 19, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Alice Faye Brailey Torriente Personal Representatives 1-410-727-0755 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 4/19, 4/26, 5/3

Stephanie Louise Crawford, and Beulah Denise Crawford whose addresses are 1011 Higgins Way, West Hyattsville, MD 20782 and 4704 5th Street, NW Washington DC 20011 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Beulah Lee Crawford, who died on February 1, 2013 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., 500 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 19, 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 October 19, 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: April 19, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Stephanie Louise Crawford Beulah Denise Crawford Personal Representatives 10:58:43 EDT 2013 301-559-9855 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Apr 16 REGISTER OFTue WILLS 4/19, 4/26, 5/3

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM290 Larry S. Smith aka Larry Scott Smith 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

Shawn L. Smith and Christopher S. Smith whose addresses are 920 48th Street, NE, Washington DC 20019 and 337 Nicholson Street, Washington DC 20011 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Larry S. Smith aka Larry Scott Smith, who died on November 20, 1999 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., 500 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 19, 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 October 19, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or 11:35:41 2013 who legatees ofEDT the decedent do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: April 19, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Shawn L. Smith Christopher S. Smith Personal Representatives 202-422-1832 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: 4/19, Tue 4/26, Apr 5/3 16

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0002298 IN RE: Kiara Subrema Smith Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Kiara Subrema Smith having filed a complaint for judgment changing Kiara Subrema Smith name to Kiara Subrena Gaines 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 28th day of March 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 16th day of May, 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 4/19, 4/26, 5/3

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM311 Dorothy Mae Lewis Collins aka Dorothy L. Collins Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Derrick B. Collins whose address is 9214 Morley Road, Lanham MD 20706 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Dorothy Mae Lewis Collins aka Dorothy L. Collins, who died on February 11, 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., Building A, 515 5th Street NW, 3rd Floor, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 19, 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 October 19, 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: April 19, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Derrick B. Collins Personal Representatives 301-731-0314 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: 4/19, Tue 4/26, Apr 5/3 16

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 11:32:45 EDT 2013No. Administration 2013ADM291 Carolyn Smith aka Carolyn V. Smith 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

Shawn L. Smith and Christopher S. Smith whose addresses are 920 48th Street, NE, Washington DC 20019 and 337 Nicholson Street, Washington DC 20011 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Carolyn Smith aka Carolyn V. Smith, who died on December 16, 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., 500 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 19, 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 October 19, 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: April 19, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Shawn L. Smith Christopher S. Smith Personal Representatives 202-422-1832 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFTue WILLS TYPESET: Apr 16 4/19, 4/26, 5/3

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 11:36:23 EDT 2013 2013ADM305 Mary Hunter Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Carroll Green whose address is 205 Sheridan Street NW, Washington DC 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Mary Hunter, who died on March 12, 1998 with a Will, and will serve with 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., Building A, 515 5th Street NW, 3rd Floor, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 19, 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 October 19, 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: April 19, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Carroll Green Personal Representatives 202-723-6063 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 4/19, 4/26, 5/3

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM340 Jacqueline Vesta Wright aka Jacqueline V. Wright Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Angela Maria Wright whose address is 4740 C Street, SE #201, Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Jacqueline Vesta Wright aka Jacqueline V. Wright, who died on August 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 (or to the probate of decedent’s Will) appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., Building A, 515 5th Street NW, 3rd Floor, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 26, 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 October 26, 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: April 26, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter 11:33:06Angela EDTMaria 2013Wright Personal Representatives 202-450-5161 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET:OFTue Apr 16 REGISTER WILLS 4/26, 5/3, 5/10

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM286 Sheriel Lorraine Sexcius aka Sheriel Sexcius Decedent Wesley L. Clarke 1629 K. Street Suite 300 Washington DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Lucretia Sexcius whose address is 229 Quackenbos Street NW, Washington DC 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Sheriel Lorraine Sexcius aka Sheriel Sexcius, who died on February 23, 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., Building A, 515 5th Street NW, 3rd Floor, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 19, 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 October 19, 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: April 19, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Lucretia Sexcius Personal 11:35:20 EDT 2013 Representatives 202-257-9730 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Tue Apr 23 REGISTER OF WILLS 4/19, 4/26, 5/3

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0002830 IN RE: Sandra Evette James President Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Sandra Evette James having filed a complaint for judgment changing Sandra Evette James name to Sandy Evan James 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 22nd 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 10th 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 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 4/26, 5/3, 5/10

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2013FEP44 Date of Death January 31, 2011 Rodney H. Medford Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Gail Stewart Medford whose address is XXXX was appointed personal representative of the estate of Rodney H. Medford, deceased, by the Orphans’ Court for Prince George’s County, State of Maryland on March 21, 2011. Service of process may be made upon Thomas A. Medford, Jr., 1629 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington DC 20006 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Colombia real property: 3606 14th Street, NE. Washington DC 20017. Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 500 Ind i a n a A v e n u e , N . W. , Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. (Strike preceding sentence if no real estate.) Gail Stewart Medford 301-805-4125 301-385-6785 Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: April 26, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter EDT 2013 11:33:28 TYPESET: Tue Apr 16 The Afro-American 4/26, 5/3, 5/10

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0002533 IN RE: Elstenia Grant President Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Elstenia Grant President having filed a complaint for judgment changing Elstenia Grant President name to Elstenia Grant 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 9th 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 31st day of May, 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 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 4/19, 4/26, 5/3

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY (DC WATER) REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) FOR DC CLEAN RIVERS PROJECT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (DESIGN-BUILD) SERVICES CONTRACT NO. 130020: Div I - MAIN PUMPING STATION DIVERSIONS

DC Water requests the submittal of a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for Design-Build services in connection with the Div I - Main Pumping Station Diversions, a part of the DC Clean Rivers Project (DCCR) for control of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) to the Anacostia River. Detailed information on the scope of work, procurement process, required content of the SOQ, submittal requirements, and evaluation process are contained in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) document. Firms wishing to submit SOQ´s should contact Ms. Kimberly Isom by e-mail at kimberly.isom@dcwater.com to obtain the RFQ document starting on May 1, 2013. Requests must refer to Contract No. 130020. The construction of the Main Pumping Station Diversions includes, but is not limited to, the following: The control and consolidation of CSOs 009, 011A, 012, 013 and 014 at the Main and O Street Pumping Station located in Washington, DC; (2) hydraulic diversion structures constructed over two existing 14-foot high by 14-foot wide active trunk sewers; maintenance of flow in 54-inch and 42-inch sewers; and extension of a 72-inch sewer. While some portions of the project will be fully designed by the Owner, key design elements required include structural design; deep support of excavation; analysis and protection of existing structures; ground improvement; maintenance of flow; and a 172-foot long sewer extension. Construction includes a storm surge tank, an odor control vault, hydraulic internal structures inside an existing 110-foot deep shaft, and architectural treatments. Other work includes relocation of utilities, geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring, maintenance of traffic, demolition of existing sewers, and site restoration and landscaping. Scheduling of work sequence with other contracts within a limited work area will be a critical component. After review of the SOQ´s received, DC Water will shortlist a maximum of three teams in accordance with the evaluation criteria listed in the RFQ. DC Water will then provide a Request for Proposals (RFP) package to the shortlisted firms, who will be invited to submit a proposal. Selection of the Design-Builder will be based upon both technical and price elements in accordance with the selection criteria specified in the RFP. The contract resulting from the RFP will be subject to Fair Share Objectives for Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MBE and WBE). MBE and WBE objectives for professional services are 28 percent and 4 percent, respectively. MBE and WBE objectives for construction services are 32 percent and 6 percent, respectively. The program requirements are fully defined in the U.S. EPA´s Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurement Under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements - May 25, 2008. An Industry Outreach meeting for this project will be held at Kellogg Conference Hall at Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002 Ballroom A/B on Thursday, May 16, 2013, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. An Industry Outreach Meeting for Contract No. 130080: Div D - JBAB Overflow and Diversion Structures will also be held at this location from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Reservations - Space is limited and firms attending are limited to attendance of two (2) persons. To make reservations, contact Ms. Kimberly Isom by email (kimberly.isom@dcwater.com). Reservations should be made no later than Monday May 13, 2013. Please include your name, firm name, firm address, phone number, and email address. SOQs will be due on July 1, 2013 before 4:00 p.m. local time at DC Water by Ms. Kimberly Isom located on the 2nd floor of the Central Maintenance Facility (CMF) at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, 5000 Overlook Ave SW, Washington, TYPESET: Tue DC Apr20032. 30 10:58:00 EDT 2013

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY (DC WATER) INDUSTRY OUTREACH MEETING FOR DC CLEAN RIVERS PROJECT EDT 2013 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (DESIGN-BUILD) SERVICES CONTRACT NO. 130080: Div D - JBAB OVERFLOW AND DIVERSION STRUCTURES

Project information regarding the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) Overflow and Diversion Structures (JBAB-ODS) project will be presented at this Industry Outreach Meeting. The JBAB-ODS will capture flow from the Potomac Outfall Sewers and convey it to the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. Construction associated with the JBAB-ODS project includes, but is not limited to, the following: Potomac Outfall Sewers Diversion Structure, JBAB Overflow Structure, hydraulic internal structures, approach channel, and JBAB Ventilation Facility. The DesignBuilder will also be responsible for the system start-up and instrumentation work associated with the DC Clean Rivers Project (DCCR) sites south of CSO 019, near RFK Stadium. The Request for Qualifications for this project is expected to be advertised in early July 2013 and the Statement of Qualifications will be due late August 2013. DC Water is currently finalizing the Design-Build Request for Proposal (RFP) documents, which will be released to the shortlisted teams in early November 2013. Notice to Proceed is anticipated in September 2014. This Industry Outreach Meeting is intended for firms interested in opportunities to provide design-build services. At the meeting, DC Water will present an overview of the project and will entertain questions and comments at the meeting. The contract resulting from the RFP will be subject to Fair Share Objectives for Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MBE and WBE). MBE and WBE objectives for professional services are 28 percent and 4 percent, respectively. MBE and WBE objectives for construction services are 32 percent and 6 percent, respectively. The program requirements are fully defined in the U.S. EPA´s Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurement Under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements - May 25, 2008. An Industry Outreach meeting for this project will be held at Kellogg Conference Hall at Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002 Ballroom A/B on Thursday, May 16, 2013, from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. An Industry Outreach meeting for Contract No. 130020: Div I - Main Pumping Station Diversions will also be held at this location from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Reservations - Space is limited and firms attending are limited to attendance of two (2) persons. To make reservations, contact Ms. Kimberly Isom by email (kimberly. isom@dcwater.com). Reservations should be made no later than Monday May 13, 2013. Please include your name, firm name, firm address, phone number, and email address. TYPESET: Tue Apr 30 10:58:22 EDT 2013

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY (DC WATER) INDUSTRY OUTREACH MEETING FOR DC CLEAN RIVERS PROJECT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES CONTRACT NO. DCFA #457-WSA: DIVISION D - JBAB OVERFLOW AND DIVERSION STRUCTURES DIVISION I - MAIN PUMPING STATION DIVERSIONS Construction Management services for both the Div I - Main Pumping Station Diversions and the Div D - JBAB Overflow and Diversion Structures (JBAB-ODS) projects will be combined into one contract. The construction manager will provide monitoring and management services for both projects which are part of the DC Clean Rivers Project. Project information regarding the construction management services will be presented at the Industry Outreach Meeting. An Industry Outreach meeting for this project will be held at Kellogg Conference Hall at Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002 Ballroom A/B on Thursday, May 16, 2013, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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Anna Daragan-Cadena, whose address is 54 Lake George Rd., Brookfield, Connecticut 06804 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Nancy W. Daragan, who died on January 13, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Anna Daragan-Cadena Personal Representative 301-654-5757 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFTue WILLS TYPESET: Apr 30 5/3, 5/10, 5/17

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM289 Beulah Lee Crawford 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

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM351 Nancy W. Daragan Decedent Thomas A. Gentile 5530 Wisconsin Ave Suite 1209 Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

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Reservations - Space is limited and firms attending are limited to attendance of two (2) persons. To make reservations, contact Ms. Kimberly Isom by email (kimberly. isom@dcwater.com). Reservations should be made no later than Monday May 13, 2013. Please include your name, firm name, firm address, phone number, and email address.

CAREER CORNER NOW HIRING! Become a Montgomery County, MD

Firefighter/EMT Starting Salary $42,758* Requirements: • No experience required • Age 17 1/ 2 at time of application • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident • Possess a high school diploma or GED • Valid drivers license (non-provisional)

Apply online between May 1 and May 17, 2013 www.montgomerycountymd.gov (click on Careers) For more information:

www.mcfrs.org/recruiting

Montgomery County, MD Fire & Rescue Service *Pending County Council approval


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The Afro-American, May 4, 2013 - May 10, 2013

ARTS & CULTURE

The Food Network’s Patrick and Gina Neely

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas

President Obama joined journalists, dignitaries and countless celebrities April 27 for the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The event, which spotlights media outlets that cover the White House, was held at the Washington Hilton. During his remarks, Saxophonist President Obama took a Ski Johnson comedic approach and poked fun at some of the attendees. He also jokingly addressed rapper Jay-Z and Beyonce’s controversial trip to Cuba. “It’s unbelievable, he said.”I’ve got 99 problems but now Jay-Z is one,” referencing one of the rapper’s hit songs. At the end of his speech, he turned serious and discussed the important role the media plays in American society during the times of crisis like the explosion in West, Texas and the Boston Marathon bombings.

MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and wife, Sharon

Singer John Legend

ABC Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes and and actress Kerry Washington

Kevin Ware of the Louisville Cardinals

Former NFL player Donald Driver and wife, Betina

Actor Giancarlo Esposito

Comedian Tracy Morgan and fiance, Megan Wallover

Television personality Gayle King and daughter, Kirby Bumpus

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and girlfriend, Elaina Watley

Actor Leslie David Baker

Aisha McShaw, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews

Radio personalities Tom Joyner and Sybil Wilkes

Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker of NBC’s the “Today” show

Photos by Aaron J. Thornton/RedcarpetImages.net


Washington AFRO-American Newspaper - May 4 2013