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NOVEMBER 23, 2013 - NOVEMBER 29, 2013
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Radio station WHUR 96.3 collected food and money Nov. 19 at its “Food2Feed” event. Motorists were encouraged by on-air personalities to drop off food or money at the Old Post Office Pavilion to be distributed in food baskets by the Capital Area Food Bank and Shabach Ministries of First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Prince George’s County. More than $100,000 was collected. Many entrepreneurs, churches and charities are gearing up to serve Thanksgiving meals to people who are hungry. Churches are holding food drives, social organizations are preparing to deliver boxes of food, and non-profit organizations are collecting money and feeding hungry men, women, and children. Families are shopping for food gifts for people who otherwise might not have a festive holiday meal. Donnell Long, owner and executive chef of the Old Towne Inn in Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County, has fed and provided hundreds of local needy children with a Merry Christmas for years. To get the holiday season started, however, he has
Chef Donnell Long will serve a traditional meal to 400 children and teachers. also, each year, worked to make Thanksgiving happy for Washington-area children. This year is no exception. He is planning to serve a traditional meal of turkey, stuffing, candied yams, macaroni and cheese, green beans and sumptuous desserts to 400 children and their teachers at the National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School Continued on A6
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Several of the Washington, D.C.area’s most celebrated civil rights leaders converged on Busboys and Poets at 14th and V streets NW recently to pay homage to a man who gave his life in the quest for freedom. Clyde Kennard was a Korean War veteran who lived in Hattiesburg, Miss., who started a public campaign after he was denied admittance to the then-all White Mississippi Southern College, now the University of Southern Mississippi. Instead of changing minds about letting him into the university, however, he was framed for a crime he did not commit and sent to prison for seven years to quiet his voice. As his condition grew grave, throngs of supporters were successful in getting him released. He died in July 1963. On Nov. 14, several of the late Kennard’s friends from the Civil Rights Movement came together to celebrate him, including Dorie Ladner and her sister, Dr. Joyce Ladner, former members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committees. Both helped in the effort to free Kennard. Also at the program were Julian Bond, the former congressman
By Ariel Medley AFRO Staff Writer The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson stood before an audience of policy makers, communication industrialists, and supporters this week to address the need for minority ownership in today’s media and telecommunication industry. “We need access to communication. Whoever has access to our eyes and ears has control,” said Jackson. The “2014 Telecommunication Agenda” luncheon was part of the annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund symposium. Partnered with the Public Policy Institute and Media and Telecom project, the theme this year focused on “The Future of Media” as well as the overwhelming need for and lack of minority ownership in Continued on A6
Funeral for Macon Ga. Pastor Who Committed Suicide Discloses His Depression
Late Mississippi Civil Rights Hero Clyde Kennard Honored in D.C.
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Kennard with his sister, Sara
and NAACP president emeritus who also fought for freedom as a SNCC member; and Dick Gregory, who paid for Kennard to travel to Chicago to be treated for his illness shortly after he was released from prison, six months before he died. Speakers described Kennard as a soft-spoken peaceful man who fought a gentle fight for his rights and the rights of others. His sword was his pen, which he wielded mightily, writing eloquent arguments on behalf of his cause and the wrongs of segregation. To quiet him, a jury convicted him of theft in a conspiracy that included some of the highest-ranking law enforcement officials in Hattiesburg. “Now this principle is an easy one for us to follow, for it holds as true in human history, especially American History, as it does in logic,” Kennard wrote to the Hattiesburg American in 1959. Continued on A6
The Macon, Ga. pastor who committed suicide in the driveway of his home Nov. 10 suffered from depression and though he had shared his diagnosis with some of his loved ones, many of the people close to him and most of his congregation did not know, according to statements made at his Nov. 16 funeral. Services for The Rev. Teddy Parker, Jr., pastor of the Bibb Mount Zion Baptist Church, were held at Fellowship Bible Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Ga., where Parker was ordained at age 22. Speaker after speaker told stories of
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Parker’s generosity and selfless service to God and his church. In a service full of poignant moments, the most heart-wrenching may have been a tribute from his oldest daughter, Kamry, who honored her father by singing a song, “My Liberty,” with the church’s Legacy Choir backing her up. Bibb Mount Zion’s Deacon Shawn Stafford discussed Parker’s love for his members. “He was loving. You could feel his love,” Stafford said. “It wasn’t just an ‘I love you.’ He was a loving man. He didn’t have a selfish bone in his body…He would give you anything and everything…He would do without.” A long-time friend, the Rev. DeRienzia Johnson, pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church in Americus, Ga., told the congregation that he knew that Parker was in pain. “All of you can say what you want, but I knew the man. I knew his hurt. I knew his struggles. I knew his pain,” he said. “And there were times I couldn’t say anything to reach him.” God, the speaker said, told him that there were times that “people need to be quiet and allow heaven to speak.” In eulogizing Parker, the Rev. Dr. E. Dewey Smith, senior pastor of the Continued on A6
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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity will kick off its 100-year celebrations on Jan. 11 with a Centennial Founders’ Day Gala, during which renowned humanitarian and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte will be the keynote speaker. The gala, slated to take place at the Renaissance Hotel Downtown in the nation’s capital, comes ahead of the fraternity’s five-day Centennial Celebration, which will also be held in Washington, D.C. from July 16 to July 20. Under the banner “Stony the Road, We Trod,” the Gala will honor seven African Americans who have distinguished themselves in philanthropic and civil rights work. The honorees include the Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, former chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; the Rev. C.T. Vivian, Freedom Harry Belafonte Rider and former president of the SCLC; the Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president of National Action Network and honorary member of Phi Beta Sigma; Edolphus Towns, former U.S. congressman representing Brooklyn, N.Y. and a Phi Beta Sigma member; Clayola Brown, president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute; Hank Thomas, an original Freedom Rider and Mrs. Elizabeth Williams-Omilami, daughter of Phi Beta Sigma member Hosea Williams and president of Hosea Feed the Hungry. “I am blessed to be serving as Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.’s international president at this time in our history,” Jonathan A. Mason Sr., the fraternity’s 34th international president, said in a statement. “I am most honored with the opportunity to present our distinguished and well-deserved honorees their awards on behalf of our organization.” Former President Bill Clinton, an honorary member of Phi Beta Sigma, will provide a “special video greeting,” but Belafonte will undoubtedly be the star of the evening. A live Web stream of Belafonte’s keynote address will begin at 9 p.m. EST, and the entire Gala proceedings will be simulcast to six regional galas in Chicago, Ill.; Memphis, Tenn.; Fort Worth, Texas; Greensboro, N.C.; Orlando, Fla.; and Los Angeles, Calif.
Wilkins Nomination to Federal Appeals Court Blocked by Senate
Senate Republicans Nov. 18 blocked confirmation of Judge Robert Wilkins, an African-American U.S. District Ct. judge President Obama had nominated to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. This is the Republican Party’s latest move to turn aside the president’s judicial and executive branch choices. The progress of the nomination was blocked by a 53-48 vote against invoking cloture. Cloture is the only way the Senate can place a time limit or cease continued consideration of a bill or other matter. Once the cloture vote was lost, the Wilkins nomination under the rules of the Senate could not proceed. The Senate rules require 60
votes for a cloture vote to prevail against continued inaction involving a bill or matter. Because Senate Democrats hold a slender majority, the measure failed due to the absence of crossover Republican votes. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), one of the two Black members of the Senate exercised his opposition to the Wilkins nomination by voting against cloture. Sen. Corey Booker (D-N.J.), the other African American in the Senate chamber, supported the Robert Leon Wilkins Wilkins nomination by voting in favor of cloture. The cloture vote was executed generally along party lines. Race was raised as a motivating factor in the vote against Wilkins, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) said minutes after the Senate vote. “I certainly think it had some impact,” said Fudge at a press conference flanked by fellow CBC members and Democratic Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. “It is clear who they are keeping out of judicial nominations and other positions that we know have to be filled for the government to run effectively. “You have to ask them what their motives are,” Fudge said. “All I know is what I see.” The action against Wilkins follows a similar Senate vote recently against the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.), a CBC member, to take the helm of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Cardin echoed Fudge’s assertion that race was a factor, noting Wilkins’ legal suit against racial profiling after members of his family were victimized by Maryland state troopers in 1993, triggering executive action against the practice and subsequent legislative proposals to prohibit racial profiling. “And I’m hopeful that we’ll pass a national law against racial profiling,” Cardin said. Although all the votes against action on the nomination came from Republicans, two GOP senators, Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) voted in favor of ending Senate resistance to the Wilkins nomination.
Florida School Board Moves to Strip KKK Grand Wizard’s Name from High School
In response to an outcry and a online petition drive that netted more than 160,000 signatures, the DuVal County, Fla., school board in early November voted to take steps to rename a high school which carries the name of a 19th century Ku Klux Klan leader. Changing the name will require the board to seek input from students and the community and to take that information into consideration before holding a final vote to change the name, officials said. That vote has not been scheduled. The most recent effort to change the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Fla., originated with the Black father of an elementary school-aged girl. The parent, Omotoya “Ty” Richmond, urged the change because the school is named for a former slave trader and KKK grand wizard. Earlier this year, he began a campaign on the petition website Change.org to have the school’s name changed. Change.org spokesman Mark Anthony Dingbaum said more than 160,000 people had signed Richmond’s petition by Nov. 11. He said school board member Dr. Connie Hall, in whose district the school is located, “brought the issue to a vote” Nov. 8 and that the board voted unanimously to begin the process that could lead to a name change. The School Advisory Council asked five years ago for a name change, but the school board voted 5-2 against it. A change in membership has spurred the new effort. Some members of the school’s alumni who sought to keep the name have not been as successful in collecting signatures. A current Klan representative has also opposed the name change.
November 23, 2013 - November 29, 2013, The Afro-American
50 Years Later, the AFRO Remembers
Kennedy Assassination Left Many Blacks in Despair
From Dec. 7, 1963 on the AFRO front page: “Tears flowed freely last week as a sorrowful nation mourned the tragic death of its great, young and beloved President, John F. Kennedy. More than a quarter million filed past his bier in the Capitol rotunda, millions watched the impressive last rites on television and thousands daily visit his grave in Arlington National Cemetery to pay their respects...Here, two unidentified mourners in Washington comfort each other.”
fatally shot in Dallas on Nov. 23, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald, a pall fell over the nation’s Black leadership and many Black citizens. A front page story under the headline “JFK’s death is mourned by a nation,” described the feeling among Blacks. “The assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas… stunned, angered and saddened colored citizens as it did most other Americans.” Blacks joined the nation in mourning the loss of the charismatic young leader. “We have lost the youngest President, the finest friend of the poor, the humble, and the disadvantaged this generation has known,” said an editorial that ran in the AFRO on Nov. 30, 1963. “He was a martyr in the cause of human rights—civil, political and social equality of colored people. His fate was the same as the other great President, advocate of freedom and emancipator, Abraham Lincoln…” In the wake of Kennedy’s death, President Lyndon B. Johnson, who had gotten to know something about the plight of minorities while teaching Mexicans in Texas shortly after graduating from college, took on the civil rights issue. A headline in the Dec. 7 AFRO read “LBJ Means Business: Leaders Express ‘Great Faith’ in President.” During his presidency, both the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were passed.
segregationist policies. African Americans believed they had a
See more about the Kennedy assassination and the Civil Rights Movement in the archives section on AFRO.com.
By Zachary Lester AFRO Staff Writer It was early winter 1963, and the Civil Rights Movement was in high gear. 1963 had been seen many tragedies in the movement. Medgar Evers had been assassinated in Jackson, Miss. Four little girls had been murdered when a racist’s bomb went off in a Birmingham, Ala., church. There had also been victories. The March on Washington had drawn more than 250,000 people to the National Mall, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the leader of the movement, had inspired a generation with his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech. Volunteers, both Black and White, had converged on the South by the legions, empowering Blacks to register to vote, and to push back against racist policies. People whose voices had been quieted by intimidation and violence, had banded together to demand their rights. Churches, had brought the word of freedom to their congregations and northern newspapers had begun to regularly to chronicle civil rights abuses. President John F. Kennedy, who hailed from a family where public service was expected, had been more sympathetic to the civil rights cause than his predecessors. He had designated his brother, Robert F. Kennedy, the U.S. Attorney General, as his official change agent on civil rights issues. Working together, the Kennedys had sent representatives from the Department of Justice and the FBI to investigate violence against civil rights activists and to challenge racist and
friend in the White House after his election. So when news came that Kennedy had been
Howard U. Photo Exhibit Celebrates Nelson Mandela By Maria Adebola AFRO Staff Writer From prisoner to president, Nelson Mandela is credited with spearheading the movement that led to the dismantling of the racist apartheid system in South Africa. Not only is he an inspiration to millions of people around the world, he is also one of the most respected leaders of our time. In celebration of the civil rights icon, Howard
University’s MoorlandSpingarn Research Center is hosting a photographic exhibit entitled “Nelson Mandela: Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman.” The exhibit depicts Mandela’s rise from citizen to world-renowned activist in each of the six areas delineated in the title. According to Howard Dodson Jr., director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard was selected to host the U.S. premiere of exhibit because of Mandela’s connection to the university. He received an honorary degree doctorate from Howard in 1994. “Beyond that, Howard University was very centrally involved in the anti-apartheid movement,” said Dodson. “The alliance and connection between faculty and students at Howard and the struggling
people of South Africa was one of some long standing.” The Mandela exhibit that is showing at Howard is part of a larger group of photographs housed at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa, where the exhibit originated. All of the curatorial work in terms of selecting themes, images, texts, was done by the Apartheid Museum. MSRC simply provided the venue and edited the larger exhibit to fit the space, Dodson said.
A variety of special events, such as film screenings and panel discussions will be hosted around the exhibit, he said. Supporters of Mandela and the anti-apartheid movement in the Washington area will be invited to attend some of the events. Dodson said he hopes the exhibit will be wellvisited and inspire the public,
especially students. “The most important thing is to give people an opportunity to appreciate in a comprehensive way, the extraordinary life and legacy of Nelson Mandela,” Dodson said. “There’s a tendency for people to relate to him now as an icon. One of the things that unfortunately happens to people who are defined as icons is that they lose their humanity.” Officials encourage teachers to bring their students to the library to tour the exhibit. Howard instructor Sharon Fletcher brought her study skills class. Fletcher also assigned the students to write a short paper on Mandela. “I appreciate the opportunity to be able to see how much influence he has had on so many lives,” said Peru Peacock, one of Fletcher’s students. Dodson said Mandela’s story is a powerful educational tool. “It’s not only what he did, but how he went about doing it,” he said. “He had left an invaluable impact on the consciousness of people around the world, about the art of the impossible…There isn’t going to be another Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King or Malcolm X, but we can be ourselves, and live our lives to the fullest potential, and this exhibit will tell that story.” The exhibit, “Nelson Mandela: Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman” is free and open to the public through April 27, 2014. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
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Holiday Splendor The Prince George’s County Delta Alumnae Foundation will host its annual signature dinner dance gala, Holiday Splendor – Saluting HBCUs on Dec. 6 at Camelot by Martin’s in Upper Marlboro, Md. The Howard University drumline will be featured along with local radio personality, Triscina Grey. For more information or Tickets call 301-429-5920 or email info@ pgdeltafoundation.org.
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November 23, 2013 - November 29, 2013, The Afro-American
HEALTH Diabetes Awareness Crucial for African American Community By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer E.K. Ray just hadn’t been feeling well. Maybe it was a virus, like his general practitioner suggested. Maybe there was something in the chilly November air, or something more to the heartburn that never went away. Whatever it was, the young entrepreneur was experiencing extreme nausea. If he wasn’t throwing up, he was running to the bathroom every 15 minutes, all of which compounded the lethargy that had overcome him in recent weeks. It turned out to be not just one thing he ate, but everything he ate. At over 400 pounds, the 31-yearold had developed type 2 diabetes mellitus, a form of diabetes that usually hits people in adulthood. The insulin imbalance is mostly the result of poor diet and no exercise. According to his doctors, for half a year his body had been slowly E.K. Ray shutting down as a result of his toxic relationship with food. “I started to go into a diabetic coma,” he said, noting that he was told his blood sugar count was over 700 milligrams per deciliter. Normally, blood sugar concentration is 70 mg/dl to 130 mg/dl before a meal and less than 180 mg/ dl after eating, according to the American Diabetes
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human a total of 25.8 million Americansincluding children and adults have been diagnosed with diabetes. “It is an epidemic in our communities,” said Tracy Newsome, associate director of mission delivery for the American Diabetes Association. “African Americans are the second highest ethnic group affected by diabetes.” “People think it’s not going to happen to them,” said Newsome. “They are in denial and want to eat what they want to eat. You can prevent type 2. Small steps lead to big rewards.” According to Ray, a small part of the epidemic can be helped by changing food patterns with small children. “When you’re a child, you hear your mother say ‘if you’re good in the store, you can get a bag of chips or some fries from McDonalds. This sets up a pattern for children and even as adults because later, when you get a new job or a new promotion- you turn to a slice of cheesecake, a slice of pie, or an extravagant dinner as a reward. You don’t think about the calories or the downside of the reward.”
“People think it’s not going to happen to them. They are in denial and want to eat what they want to eat. You can prevent type 2. Small steps lead to big rewards.” Association. Preventive health care, including screening and treatment for diabetes, is a key part of the health care reforms addressed by the federal Affordable Care Act. Maryland’s health insurance marketplace is run by the Maryland Health Connection. Ray now admits that that the habits that led to his condition centered around long work hours, late-night meals, many of them at fast food restaurants and no exercise. “When you eat like that and you’re stagnant and not exercising the weight just piles on.” By May 2005, Ray was an intensive care patient at Georgetown University Hospital. He only had two options: get used to injecting himself with insulin or change his behavior. “I had put my life into great peril. Going through the traumatic experience I had just gone through, it was more than enough for me to say no more fries, no more cheeseburgers, no more fried chicken, or pizza. I immediately cut all that out.”
“This is all part of our relationship with food.” For more information on E.K. Ray’s journey with diabetes, pick up his book “Diabetes: The Silent Killer – How I Survived!”
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The Life of Radio Personality Sheila Stewart to Be Celebrated Memorial Service Set for Dec. 6 By Avis Thomas-Lester AFRO Executive Editor Ask friends what they miss most about Sheila Stewart and they will likely say her warm friendship and zest for life. There was also the way she presented people, which friends will remember forever. “Sheila was a master connector of people,” said Varick Baiyina, 43, a friend who worked with Stewart at Radio One. “She was very good at making everyone that she encountered feel special. She would kind of blow you up bigger than you really were. She presented you like you were the person to meet. She was awesome at that. People would be so impressed
with that. It was like, ‘Whoa!’ That was her gift, connecting people—putting people in the right place with the right people.” Stewart, the community affairs and news director for Radio One stations in the D.C. area, died Oct. 24 of injuries she suffered in a car accident in Atlanta. She was buried in Charlotte, NC. Friends and loved ones from the Washington, D.C.area will have the opportunity to say their goodbyes to Stewart at a memorial service scheduled for Dec. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden Ministry Center, 3600 Brightseat Road in Landover. Walter Kirkland, who met
Stewart six years ago, said he was among hundreds of Stewart’s local friends who traveled to Charlotte for her funeral. “There were tears and smiles,” said Kirkland. “People just can’t quite get over that she is gone. There were great accolades spoken on her behalf, not only from her radio family in D.C., but also others. The pastor took us to a whole new level in terms of appreciating her life when he talked about her accomplishments. She accomplished much more than most people who live much longer.” Renee Starlynn Allen said she last talked to Stewart a few days before she died. Stewart, who had relocated to
Atlanta from the District a few weeks before, had planned to fly back later the day of the car accident. She planned to emcee an event for Tom Joyner on Oct. 25. The next day, she was expected to participate in the AIDS Walk D.C. event downtown. Friend and coworker Michelle Vessels said Stewart had recruited a team to participate in the walk, as she had for several years. Allen, whose son Chase, 12, used to help her babysit Stewart’s young son, Jonathan, said she had been looking forward to sitting down with her friend for a long visit. Instead, she was notified in a phone call that Stewart had been killed. Allen sang a song she
wrote called “Lord Help Me,” at Stewart’s funeral in Charlotte and will sing it again at the memorial service. Friends held the local memorial service, she said, because there are so many people in the D.C. area who needed an opportunity to say goodbye to Stewart. “They waited until her family had grieved, so they could come and participate,” Allen said. “They know Sheila was really loved here and they wanted to do something to allow people to come together in one place.” Allen said she hopes Jonathan will grow up knowing about his mother. “She loved that little boy so much,” Allen said. “She was
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Continued from A1 telecommunications. Inside the Capital Hilton Hotel in Northwest Washington D.C., Jackson spoke openly about the current lack of minority representation and control in the media. “There has been a massive backlash against civil rights in the news. All that we have fought for is under attack,” said Jackson. “We have no fundamental rights to vote. We only have state rights and states are trying to take that away.” Jackson said it is imperative for minorities to control the media that reflects their image in the news. “The media controls the mind,” he said. “We’ve gone from picking cotton balls to picking up footballs and basketballs. Jobs are leaving and drugs are coming. This is not our share of ownership.” Jackson was joined by a panel of media and communication specialists including James Winston, president and CEO of National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters Inc.; Erin Dozier, Senior Vice President of the National Association of Broadcasters; David Honig, co-founder and president of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council; Chanelle Hardy, executive director of the National Urban League; and acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn of the Federal Communications Commission. Thanking the audience for their gracious applause and standing ovation, Clyburn took her place at the podium to deliver the luncheon’s keynote speech.
Aptly referred to as “the people’s commissioner,” Clyburn has gained rapid recognition for her productive efforts as acting chair. Clyburn began by asking attendees how many phones or iPad’s they owned. “We are all consumers,” she said. “We own one, two, three, sometimes up to five phones or communication devices, but who in here owns a communication business—none.” Clyburn addressed Congress’s needs to reauthorize telecommunication funding and invest in Lifeline, an affordable telephone service for incomeeligible persons. “There are 5 million Americans without phones. They do not want to be disconnected. There is a significant affordability gap and we need to close that gap. We cannot allow the communication gap to close.” Clyburn urged a push for more minority investment in broadband. “We all need affordable access to reliable, high-speed broadband networks,” she said. “We need to learn how to maximize broadband and bring the next generation into the business.” Clyburn agreed with Jackson on the all-but non-existent presence of minorities in telecommunication and media ownership. “There are only five television stations owned by African-Americans,” she said. “Last year there were twelve. Next year it could be zero.”
“Reason tells us that two things, different in location, different in constitution, different in origin, and different in purpose cannot possibly be equal. History has verified this conclusion.” The Ladner sisters spoke affectionately about Kennard. Members of the Split This Rock D.C. Youth Slam read excerpts of Kennard letters. Eddie Holloway, the current president of the USM, talked about the school Kennard so wanted to attend. A portrait of Kennard by Robert Shetterly, a member of Americans Who Tell the Truth, was unveiled. Previously, Shetterly has portrayed Gregory, Rep. John Lewis and civil rights martyr Ella Baker. Years after his death, Kennard’s name was cleared.
on Good Hope Road in Southeast Washington. There is a twist to the meal, which will be served two days before Thanksgiving, however. “The kids are going to prepare 90 percent of the food,” said Long. “We have a culinary arts program through child and family services where we teach foster children to cook. We thought it would be great to mix teaching children to cook with feeding children and their teachers. It’s going to be a lot of fun.” Another Black restaurateur, Lance London, owner of the Carolina Kitchen group, is feeding hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged men, women and children at his Carolina Kitchen Bar & Grille in Hyattsville in Prince George’s
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so protective and loving with him. My biggest sadness is that he won’t have the mother who loved him so much, the void he is going to feel.”
County on Thanksgiving. The event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature “a hot home-cooked meal and a warm environment filled with loving people and entertainment,” a spokeswoman said. Transportation is available. One of the organizations feeding families is Project GiveBack, a group of volunteers and supporters who are dedicated to “building community through service.” They will be hosting their 19th annual Thanksgiving food distribution on Nov. 23. Long, who also owns a coffee shop in Upper Marboro, grew up poor and at one time was homeless himself as a child. He has provided meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas, held food drives, delivered meal baskets, taken meals to shelters serving homeless people, raised
money for charities and provided clothing to the needy. He said he gives because he remembers being hungry himself. He is chairman of the board of a charitable organization called W.H.A.L.E.R.S. Creation, which works to match foster children and children in need of adoption with loving homes. He, his staff and volunteers are taking 25 turkeys, 100 pounds of white potatoes, 100 pounds of sweet potatoes, dozens of pounds of green beans, and other food items to the school, where a team of students will wash, prep, cook and serve the food. For many, it will be their only Thanksgiving meal. “Even in D.C., there are children who don’t know what a turkey is,” Long said. “We forget how underserved some in our community actually are.”
House of Hope Atlanta, said Parker’s death has been a call to other pastors that they need to add themselves to the long list of people for whom they care. He cited statistics from a 2010 New York Times article which held that 25 percent of clergy reported not knowing where to turn for help with a personal conflict; 33 percent feel burned out within the first five years; 45 percent of pastors say that they’ve experienced depression or burnout severe enough to make them need time away from the job; and 57 percent would do another job if they were qualified. “That’s why you better be sure to encourage” your pastors, Smith told the audience. There are two types of church members, he said, “armor bearers who are helping their pastors to fulfill their destinies” and “pall bearers,” whose actions are slowly contributing to their deaths. Smith, a close and longtime friend of Parker’s, said he has received dozens of calls, emails and texts from pastors since Parker committed suicide saying that they had notified their churches that they need to take sabbaticals because of stress. While church people sometimes do not understand how men and women of faith can suffer from stress-related maladies like depression, the Bible contains several stories. For example, he said, Moses was so depressed that he struck a rock instead of speaking to it. David pleaded with God to give him “wings of a dove” so that he could fly away. Elijah hid under a juniper tree and asked the Lord to take his life. Jeremiah said he cursed the day he was born and wanted the man slapped who told his father he had a son, Smith said. “If we are going to move from tragedy to triumph we must be transparent,” Smith said. Among those sending condolences to the Parker family was the Rev. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church of Lake Forest, Calif. Warren’s son, Matthew, committed suicide in April. A letter from Warren to Parker’s family was read during the funeral service, in which he told the mourners he understood the grief they were feeling from losing a loved one to suicide. Warren said “there is no shame in mental sickness,” taking medications for it or seeking professional counseling.
November 23, 2013 - November 29, 2013, The Afro-American
After the Parade is Over... As we watched the parades and listened to the speeches on Veterans’ Day, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel offered perhaps the most consequential insight about America’s continuing bond with those who have gone in harm’s way to serve our country. “The United States is now winding down the longest period of sustained combat in our history,” Secretary Hagel observed, “but America’s obligations to those who answered the call to serve are Congressman just beginning.” Elijah Cummings These national obligations will not be easy to fulfill. More than 23 million Americans have honorably served, and of that number, 443,000 call Maryland home. More than 133,000 of those Maryland veterans are Black – and more will be coming home from Afghanistan in the weeks and months to come. On their return, we will thank them for their service and applaud them for the hardships that they have endured for the sake of our country, knowing full well that our words alone, however heartfelt, can never be enough. As a nation, as communities and as individuals, we have a shared duty to act upon that knowledge. It is only right that we hold parades in our veterans’ honor. Yet, it is after the parade is over that the true test of our national character begins. From the Roman armies of Caesar to the incredible American fighting forces of today, the integration of any nation’s veterans back into civilian society has always been a difficult and complex process. Nevertheless, our experience to date confirms that there are at least four key areas where we must succeed. First and foremost, for those of our nation’s veterans who have been injured, whether physically or psychologically, we must “bind up their wounds.” As of last December, more than 900,000 service men and women had been treated at our Veterans hospitals and clinics since returning from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps 10,000 new patients are being added to that staggering number every month. The continuing cost of these wars has also resulted in more than a million veterans’ disability claims being filed with the VA during each of the last three years. Twice the number of
claims in the pre-9/11 era, that onslaught has contributed to significant delays in providing the support that these veterans and their families need. The VA has made significant progress in reducing this backlog, cutting the number of delayed claims by about one-third since March. Now, the Congress must provide the funding and oversight to bring the VA disability system into compliance and transform it for the 21st Century. Second, we must continue to assist our veterans in furthering their education. Providing them with the ability to attend the college or university of their choice is not only our duty. It is an opportunity to strengthen our economy for decades to come. Here, we are making real progress. Back in 2008, I cosponsored the Post9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the New GI Bill; and, recently, I was deeply gratified when the VA announced the millionth recipient of Post -9/11 GI Bill benefits. Third, the number of veterans who are homeless continues to be a national disgrace. Again, our nation is moving forward, in part by supporting public-private partnerships that build affordable housing that also provide social supports. As a result, national estimates of the number of veterans who are homeless declined from 76,000 homeless veterans in 2009 to 63,000 last year. However, if we are to continue to heal these human tragedies, we must help those veterans who are struggling to hold onto the homes that they are buying. I am hopefully optimistic that the Veterans Economic Opportunity Act of 2013, including provisions I sponsored, will significantly expand home foreclosure protections for service members, their families, and disabled veterans. Finally, we must redouble our efforts to help all of our returning veterans obtain good jobs, paying particular attention to those who are young and less experienced. Veterans bring intelligence, leadership ability, a strong
The U.S. Gross Domestic Product (the value of all goods and services in the economy) figures show GDP per person is $53,211. That’s per person, not per family. Those figures also show we annually spend $2,797 per person on food. That’s $233 per person a month. After netting out imports, we sell nearly $14 billion in food overseas. Clearly America is a wealthy nation that is fully food secure. So the issue is not William Spriggs America’s resources of income and land, it is our choices in the distribution of our resources. Presumably, this value proposition was settled when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1964 Food Stamp Act into law, with support from the labor movement. To be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a family must have a total income (including any other federal assistance) that is less than 130 percent of the poverty line (except in six states with limits up to twice the poverty level); for a family of two adults and one child, that means income below $25,389 a year. The maximum benefit for a family of three fell from $526 to $497 a month on Nov. 1. Low-income families tend to be either
old or young. And young families happen to be where most of America’s children live. So, there are some 21 million children who currently are fed, in part, by SNAP benefits. That is almost one in four U.S. children. In 2009, when Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, it boosted the maximum SNAP benefit to help families during the worse labor market since the Great Depression. But that boost was set to expire at the end of October 2013, in hopes the labor market would have recovered. The labor market has not recovered. There are still 1.5 million fewer payroll positions in America today than in January 2008. This means that unemployment is real; it is not the result of people being lazy in looking for work. And young people, in particular, have been hit hardest. Among the key age groups for young parents, the share of 20- to 24-year-olds who are employed is at 61.8 percent, down from 69.3 percent in January 2008; and for those 25 to 34, the share holding down jobs has fallen to 74.6 percent, down from 79.6 percent in January 2008. House Republicans have voted to cut SNAP, shifting the blame for the weak economy onto young workers and the weight of the costs on our children by ignoring policymakers’ failures to get the economy running. In a nation so rich it can export food, this is morally wrong. Rather than pass plans to hire teachers to restore our children’s classroom sizes, or hire construction workers to fix our broken roads and bridges, Republicans argue it is better to cut federal spending on things like SNAP to get the federal budget in order. Some Republicans think federal deficits are morally wrong because deficits leave bills for our children.
work ethic, skills and a sense of loyalty to the job market. Yet, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that young veterans, ages 18-24, are experiencing an unemployment rate far in excess of their non-veteran peers. Some have suggested that a reason for this disparity is that employers fear that these veterans are “damaged,” a stereotype that is especially harmful to the many young veterans who are Black. Consider the insight of U.S. Army veteran and rap artist “Sergeant Leo Dunson,” who observed on Ms. Michel Martin’s PBS Show, “Tell Me More,” that: “When I have the uniform on, people look at me as a great guy, a good black guy…. But as soon as I take the uniform off, I’m just another black guy, a thug or a gangster.” If our veterans are to succeed in rejoining our society “after the parade is over,” we must see past their uniforms and into the hearts of countrymen and women who have come home. Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
U.S. Leads in Wealth, Contempt for the Poor
Incognito Not Alone in Using N-Word
These same Republicans fought President Barack Obama hard to keep tax cuts in place for the wealthiest people on the planet, ignoring that those tax cuts make the federal deficit larger. And no moral calculus says we should starve our children of food and education today to save them as weaklings for the future. This is more than morally wrong. It is bad economics. The Consumer Expenditure Survey gives a deep view of America’s consumption patterns. An interesting fact in that data is that among families in the income range to qualify for SNAP, they all consume on average $20,000 to $25,000 a year. This makes sense, as it would be hard to imagine how someone could eat, be clothed and have shelter and not spend at least $20,000 a year. This means at that income level, they do not save, they spend every dollar. Cuts in their SNAP benefits mean they will have to cut something else to continue eating. This is not a cut simply to families struggling with an economy that is not producing enough jobs and wages that are barely keeping pace with inflation. It means pulling millions of dollars out of the economy. This means less sales revenue for small businesses selling clothes or shoes or children’s books. And fewer buyers mean less need for sales clerks, meaning fewer jobs. The current economic policies of lowering the deficit by half, boosting corporate profits to record highs and breaking Dow Jones average records for stocks has not meant relief on Main Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or César Chávez Way. We need to strengthen policies that help everyone. William Spriggs is the Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Labor.
Sportscasters Charles Barkley and Michael Wilbon Use It, Too Miami Dolphins players Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin have dominated sports news in recent weeks, but for all the wrong reasons. Supposedly, Martin was “bullied” by Incognito to the point that Martin left the team indefinitely. Each plays on the offensive line, stands more than 6 feet, and weighs more than 300 pounds. Incognito has a checkered past dating back to his college days at the Raynard Jackson University of Nebraska. He has been suspended or disciplined from every team he has played on for various forms of conduct detrimental to the team. After recent voicemails came to light where Incognito allegedly used the N-word, the Dolphins suspended him indefinitely. Many have voiced their opinions on the Dolphin’s situation, but none of them deal with the real facts of this case. If you have never been in a professional locker room or on the sidelines during a game, this may be alien to you. In Proverbs 4:7, the Bible states, “Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore
get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding.” Language and behavior that would never be accepted in other settings is the norm in professional sports. Visits to the locker rooms or sidelines are not for the faint of heart. Still, I put this whole debacle with the Miami Dolphins at the feet of the Black players on the team, as well as the Black community, in general. Several players on the Dolphins have said that Incognito was considered “honorary Black,” to some players, whatever that means. Most people gain “honorary” status into a group by doing something positive to advance that group’s cause or mission. So, because Incognito learned how to use the N-word, they made him a member our community? Really? The N-word is generously used on NFL sidelines, during the game, and in the locker rooms. The same can be said of the NBA. Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes was recently fined $25,000 by the NBA after he was ejected from a game. He tweeted, “I love my teammates like family, but I’m DONE standing up for these n——.” The fine prompted former Phoenix Suns star Charles Barkley to comment on TNT: “I’m a black man. I use the N-word. I’m going to continue to use the N-word with my black friends, with my white friends, they are my friends…[In] a locker room and with my friends, we use racial slurs.” He added, “I understand he should not have made it public.” Barkley has the IQ of room temperature, so his comments
are not nearly as surprising as those of Michael Wilbon, a former columnist for the Washington Post and co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption.” According to Richard Prince’s “Journal-isms” column, Wilbon said he uses the N-word “all day, every day of my life” and that others have no right to tell Black people how to use it. We, as Blacks, can’t continue to say it’s okay for Blacks to use the N-word, but it’s not okay for others to use it. The word should not be used by anyone. Ever. In all my years working with professional athletes, I have never heard a Hispanic player use derogatory terms about his own people in front of mixed company. Nor have I ever seen them empower an outsider to call them a derogatory word, pretending it is a term of endearment. This behavior is unique to Blacks and it’s our fault. We must stop blaming others when they use offensive language and words that we use ourselves. I am embarrassed that we actually debate who can use the N-word and under what circumstances. Incognito was wrong only to the extent that he is an adult and controls what comes out of his mouth. But don’t blame him for being comfortable using this type of language because we gave him permission to use it. So, if Incognito is a racist for using the N-word, what does that make Charles Barkley, Michael Wilbon and other Blacks who use it? Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a Washington, D.C.-based public relations/ government affairs firm.
The Afro-American, November 23, 2013 - November 29, 2013
November 23, 2013 - November 29, 2013, The Afro-American
Juanita Jordan and Terri Stith
Members of the Montgomery County, Md. section of the NCNW
Welcome by Sharon Goss
Eleanor Thompson with the 2013 Bethune Achievers: Joan Stanard; Ethel Shelton; Evalena Washington and Isa Singleton
Rev. Dr. Trenace Richardson, minister and educator, delivered a speech that set an inspirational tone Oct. 16 when the Montgomery County, Md. section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) held a brunch under the theme “Living up to our Promise, as we Embrace the Future.” The chapter recognized Joan Stanard; Ethel Shelton; Evalena Washington and Ida Singleton as the NCNW Montgomery County Section’s 2013 Bethune Achievers. Also on hand was writer Maurice Butler to sign copies of his book, Out from the Shadow: The Story of Charles L. Gittens Who Broke the Color Barrier in the United States Secret Service. Photos by Rob Roberts
Guest speaker Trenace Nicole Richardson, minister and educator
Author Maurice Butler (right) discusses his new book with a patron
Dr. Maxine Jenkins, Montgomery County NCNW Section president (seated, center) with Potomac Valley Section members
So Others Might Eat, the D.C. - based group that has been serving the city’s poor and homeless for more than 40 years, received Chi Eta Phi’s community service award at the sorority’s 47th Annual Fashion Show and
Brenda Shelton leading the singing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Junella Young leads the reading of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s last will and testament
Luncheon Oct. 27 at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. Under the leadership of Alpha Chapter President Brenda Ingram and Ways and Means Committee CoChairs Janet Jones and Ernestine
Guests moving though the buffet line
Dr. Trenace Richardson, center, with brunch guests
Brogsdale, the fashion show was a flawless blend of new couture by Lovely Lady Boutique, with commentary by Misty Turner, and old school music provided by The “G” Clefs.
Photos by Rob Roberts
Seated - Alana Demmings, Mattea Horton, Tiara Waton, Sydney Hawkins and Jere’ Waton; (standing) - Annie Daniels, Sonya Demmings and Jackie Bailey This stylish checkered jacket suits a brother for a casual evening
Strutting down the runway
The fashion show stopper Sorority members/guests from Baltimore with Janet Jones (standing, center) from Alpha Chapter
One of the male models with Misty, the commentator
Ernestine Brogsdale, co-Chair, Ways and Means Committee and Brenda Ingram (right), chapter president presents Community Service Award to Greg Chudy, donations coordinator, So Others Might Eat
(Standing) - Barbara Hackett, Velma Graves, Helen Goudin and Theresa Burrell; (Seated) - Janet Vinsen, Margaret Washington, and Alphonso Williams
It’s time for winter wear
Hattie Beasly, Joyce Halaver, Elorse Luddall, Sam Lee, Mary Minter, Sarri Law and Cynthia Branch
The Ways and Means Committee
Vernita Hamilton (seated) and D.C. Council Member Muriel Bowser
Edgar Brookins, Brig. Gen. (Ret) Clara Adams-Ender and Lt. Col. Priscilla Smalls
Alpha Chapter officers: Audrey Drake, Veronica Neal, Traci Jones, Juanita Hall, Barbara Hatcher, Verna Hill, Delores King, Keisha Simons, Verna Myers, Kenyatta Manns-Hazewood, Evette Lesesne, Brenda Ingram, Jacqueline Carver Pecku and Gwendolyn Webster
The Afro-American, November 23, 2013 - November 29, 2013
By Talibah Chikwendu Special to the AFRO
t’s that time of year, well, my favorite time of the year. You know, when I get to stock up on all the tech I want as I shop for holiday presents for family and friends. It often goes down a little like this: A gift for mom and one for me. A gift for dad and one for me. A gift for sis and one for me. This always works best when I have a list. So here is the list. Oh, in the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve already started shopping.
LG HBS-730 Bluetooth Stereo Dual-Device Headsets
This is the device everyone should have and not just because hands free mobile is a requirement for Maryland drivers. This headset has two important features. It lets you hear music and conversation in stereo and it connects with two devices at the same time.
Do you carry a personal and a work mobile phone? Do you prefer listening to your music on your iPod? If so, this is the headset you need. It allows answering calls on both and can automatically pause your music if a call is answered. There are also audio prompts for battery strength and device connection status. I owned an earlier model, and loved it. It was used, daily, during exercise, driving, even in bed, until I wore it out. I upgraded under duress, but so far, I haven’t been disappointed. Pros: • Easy to use controls • Slick, eye-catching design • Lightweight and comfortable Cons: • The bluetooth range is less than 30 feet • The magnetized earbud holders don’t secure the earbuds • It can get tangled in jackets, scarves and hair easily
Boogie Board Sync 9.7 by iMPROV Electronics
The Boogie Board is an electronic note paper. Need to leave a note or capture information on the fly? Use the stylus (read pen) and write it on the Boogie Board. You can take notes, doodle, illustrate a point … anything you’d ordinarily do on a piece of scratch paper or in a notebook. It’s quick and simple, and doesn’t create waste. Earlier versions of the Boogie Board stopped there. The Boogie Board Sync 9.7 is upgraded with bluetooth connectivity. Now you can save and upload your notes to other devices. This makes the Boogie Board a functional asset for students, teachers, business people – anyone taking handwritten notes.
Photo by Talibah Chikwendu
This bluetooth, stereo, dual-device headset is my favorite, practical gadget. Connecting to two devices maximizes my entertainment pleasure and productivity, all while keeping my hands free.
Pros: • Size of a trade paperback, easily slips into a purse or briefcase • Mobile Apps available for using Boogie Board with other
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The Boogie Board Sync makes the transition to paperless easy in a variety of settings. It looks like the first serious step towards a paperless classroom. devices • Stylus and feel on Boogie Board approximate writing on paper Cons: • You have to transfer your files from the device to review or organize them • Ships with only one stylus and without a case • It does not have wifi connectivity
I am a Roku fan! Years after purchasing my first one – I now own five –I can honestly say, this
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There are four versions of the Roku device available. One of the new features is the remote with an earbud jack, great for late night television watching.
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November 23, 2013 - November 29, 2013, The Afro-American
“ Oh, in the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve already started shopping.”
device keeps getting better. Roku allows streaming of online content to your television. This is a big deal, especially for subscribers to services like Netflix, Redbox Streaming, Amazon Streaming, Vudu and Hulu Plus, and the many others available. This season, Roku has tweaked its device offerings to provide more features.
Additions include a earbud jack on the remote control and a single point search for content Press Room Courtesy Photo across Putting the Roku available services. functionality on an All the Rokus have wireless integrated device is built it, but the top of the line Roku’s latest offering. includes an ethernet jack. The It uses the MHL port on wireless works great and is easy the television. to set up. Connection to the television is easy as well, but for older televisions, review the connection specifications to get the device that will work with the existing equipment. Roku has added the streaming stick, for televisions with an MHL (mobile high-definition link) port. Many televisions don’t have this port, so an adapter is required for this connection.
The Connect is a flash drive on steroids. It has the functionality Pros: and storage capacity of a standard USB flash drive, plus wifi • Wireless hotspot hotspot capability. It allows for the transfer of files from several supports eight devices devices simultaneously. It also connects to the Internet on • Provides Internet access an available wireless network, providing pass through • Speeds fast enough for streaming access for connected devices. It has its own power, video rechargeable, that lasts about four hours at full capacity use. Cons: It has a sleek, crisp look, and despite its • It only comes in one color enhanced functionality, it is only marginally larger • It doesn’t have a loop for attaching a lanyard or than other full-size models. It charges while plugged ring into the computer and while charging, can be used for drop ‘n drag and file saving transfers. With a capacity This device takes the Look for Part 2 during of 16 or 32 GB, you can transfer files off devices, USB flash drive to the the holiday season clearing space for additional use. next level.
Pros: • There aren’t any recurring charges to use the Roku device • The device is small and fits easily into any entertainment environment • Content options enhance home entertainment Cons: • The MHL for the streaming stick limits its out-the-of-box usefulness • Many content options have recurring costs
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Turning Visions Into Reality If You Can See It, You Can Be It 12 Street-Smart Recipes for Success By Chef Jeff Henderson Smiley Books Book Review by Kam Williams “People want to know how a youngster from poverty, who failed his way through public school, got caught up in the 80’s crack epidemic, got indicted and sent to federal prison… wound up working for five-star hotels. They want to know how he became the author of four books, a celebrity chef, a top inspirational speaker, and finally a mentor-coach who travels the world teaching and preaching about the power we have within us to transform our lives… The answer is simple: I made a choice to change… I decided that I wanted more from my life, and I found the way to get it. Though I had wise and unexpected mentors along the way, I still had to find my own way. Here’s where you just got lucky… I’m here to show you how, right now.” — Excerpted from Chapter One (pg. 5-6) Jeff Henderson turned his life around behind bars while serving time for drug dealing. In the penitentiary, he developed a passion for cooking which, upon being paroled, he parlayed into a career as a celebrated chef and host of his own TV series on the Food Network.
Now, he’s published a collection of recipes not of his best dishes but of the secrets of his success. The dozen key ingredients include: self-discipline, delayed gratification, education, intuition, risk, persuasion, adaptation, collaboration, humility, selflessness, visionary leadership and getting the competitive edge. Besides clarifying each of those concepts, the author augments his ideas with pearls of wisdom from fellow luminaries like Oprah Winfrey, who reveals, “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” Rap star Jay-Z weighs in with, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man,” while NBA great Kareem AbdulJabbar suggests that, “The good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.” Also quoted are ancient proverbs by such Eastern philosophers as Confucius (“Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.”) and Lao Tzu (”He who does not trust enough will not be trusted.”) Part pep talk/part workbook, this handy how-to also reserves some space for audience participation via fill-in-the-blanks exercises. There, readers are urged to record everything from their childhood dreams to long and short term goals to action plans and character strengths. A practical toolkit designed to turn any ambitious Chef Jeff protégé into one of those surefire overachievers he calls “hustlepreneurs.”
By Lamman Rucker Christmas is without a doubt one of my favorite seasons of the year. I am always blessed with an abundance of family, friends, and yes, food. There is no reason to cut back on family and friends, but we can’t let the holidays be an excuse to lose our minds and over indulge in food. There are things that we can do, even when faced with Mama’s home cooking, that will keep us from using the holidays as an excuse to deviate from our regular exercise routine. Cocktail parties and dessert parties are great, but mix it up by planning events that require you to exert some energy. In the same way that we make enjoying good food during the holidays a family affair, we can make holiday fitness a family affair. Your family game plan could be as simple as planning to walk for 30 minutes after every major meal. For more adventurous families, it may include
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planning a family hike, a family football game or even taking part in a communitysponsored 5K run. Many of you will be traveling to visit family. If you are traveling, it is important to plan ahead. Find out if you will have access to a gym. If not, can you pack small weights or a resistance band? Even if these things are not possible, avoiding exercise for the entire holiday season is still not an option. Scheduling time for sit-ups, push-ups and lunges does not require a gym, equipment or money. It only requires your determination. If fitness is not part of your regular routine, it may actually be holiday guilt that will lead you to the gym. If that’s the case, my advice is don’t let the guilt turn you into a New Year’s Resolutionist. New Year’s Resolutionists are the people who do so much damage over the holidays that by the time New Year’s Day comes along, they are so laden with extra pounds and guilt that they crowd the gym for two, maybe three weeks. Then, they are not seen in the gym again until the next January. The best way to keep the
momentum and the will to continue exercising is to set realistic fitness goals during the holidays. Saying, “I want to run a marathon next month,” or “I will exercise every single day for an hour” are goals that may set you up for failure. A realistic goal may be starting off two days a week for 30 minutes and gradually increasing. A realistic goal may mean working on portion control and saying, “I will have only one serving. I will not eat until I’m stuffed.” The bottom line is whether it’s the Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s, you’ve got to be CONSISTENT this winter holiday season and adopt a ‘NO EXCUSES’ state of mind. It’s worth every pound! Lamman Rucker is an award-winning actor, activist, educator and entrepreneur. He is CEO & co-creator of forplai by LAMMAN RUCKER, an all-natural bath and body care line, and COO and co-founder of “The BLACK GENTS of Hollywood.” Read more of his blogs on the Speak Easy Speakers at www. SpeakEasySpeakers.com.
November 23, 2013 - November 29, 2013, The Afro-American
Joan Sanders, Valerie Brooks and Carolyn Warner
Men Who Cook at Metropolitan AME Church
A broccoli casserole by Barry Socks
“So, do you like it?” one of the cooks asks a church member.
Bread pudding by Toni Roy
Rev. Braxton with his award winning sweet potato casserole
Metropolitan AME Church’s congregation enjoyed twin feasts Nov. 3. First, in the main sanctuary there was the usual Sunday morning feast of prayer and song of praise. Then, in the Douglas Fellowship Hall, came the special once-a-year event as the church’s men staged their annual Men Who Cook event. Each year, the men of the church showcase their culinary skills by serving up a main dish or a dessert for the members and guests. Even Rev. Ronald Braxton took part, offering his sweet potato casserole. Photos by Danita Delaney
The Tate Men with their pulled chicken and Inspired BBQ
Men Who Cook at Metropolitan AME Church
Church member sampling some of the various dishes
Deltas and Omegas… Men Who Cook receiving Holy Communion before the cooking fellowship begins
One cook sampling the other cook’s dishes
Negro League Legends Hall of Fame (NLLHOF) hosted a Black and White benefit for the Reading About Our Communities (R.A.C.H.) Historical Educational Outreach Program, Nov 8 at the Blue Dolphin Lounge and Restaurant, Olney, Md. Special guests included Leroy “Shotgun” Sandifer, who played for the Negro League Sandlot Washington Black Sox Team, and Ginger Howard, the youngest African American to join the LPGA. The evening was punctuated by the Lovestory and DJ Steve Harvey. The NLLHOF weekend was highlighted by
Rev. Neton serving up his prized lasagna
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Vanessa Williams, Johnnie Smooth-Little and Francis Oxendine
media interviews with Ginger Howard at the Enterprise Golf Course and a “Pursuing the Dream” presentation with young ladies age 12 and up at the Charles H. Flowers High School; special guests included Ginger Howard; Lisha Coleman, Internationally recognized leader in the hair extension industry, and Brig. Gen. Allyson R. Solomon,
Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Maryland National Guard (MNG) and Commander, Maryland Air National Guard. Event Co-Chairs were Maryland Del. Aisha Braveboy along with Prince George’s Council members Karen Toles and Ingrid Turner and Dr. Ebonee Starr. Robert Howard, Ginger’s father, receives a gift from host Dwayne Renal Sims–a video camera to document the journey of his daughter
Dwayne Renal Sims, event co-chair, Del. Aisha Braveboy, Ginger Howard, Dr. Ebonee Starr, Lisha Coleman, Brig. Gen. Allyson Solomon Ginger Howard and host, Renal Sims
Event co-chair Council member Karen R. Toles, Ginger Howard, Event Co-Chair Ingrid M. Turner and Lisha Coleman
DJ Steve Harvey
Tamika C. Sims, daughter of Dwayne, Negro League Sandlot player Leroy “Shotgun” Sandifer and Ginger Howard
Dwayne Sims, founder, with Mike and Phyllis Shirley The guests couldn’t wait for the line dancing music to begin…
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM111 Charles Bellinger, Sr. Decedent William A. Bland, Esq 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite #1100 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Charles Bellinger, Jr. and Pamela R. BellingerDunson, whose addresses are 2021 Brooks Drive, Forestville, MD, 20747 and 3004 Brinkley Road, Apt. T2, Temple Hills, MD 20748, were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Charles Bellinger, Sr., who died on December 16, 2012 without a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and h e i r s w h o s e whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before May 15, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before May 15, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: November 15, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Charles Bellinger, Jr. Pamela R. BellingerDunson Personal Representatives
Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No.13-00005548 IN RE: Alaina Janine Talbot Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME Alaina Janine Talbot having filed an application for judgment changing the name from Alaina Janine Talbot to Clayton Alain Talbot 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 2nd day of October 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this order be published once a week for three (3) Consecutive weeks, in Afro American, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must begin no later than two weeks days after filing of the application;and it is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name of an adult will be held in Judge-InChambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue N.W., Washington,DC 20001 On The 5th day of December, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. If any person desires to oppose this application, that the person or his or her attorney must be present at the present hearing or file written detailed objections five(5) business days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy to the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it if further ORDERED,that the applicant must send the application for change name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filing the affidavit/declaration of service SO ORDERED JUDGE
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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0007513 IN RE: Akrum Ahmad Al-Ali Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME Akrum Ahmad Al-Ali having filed a complaint for judgment changing Akrum Ahmad Al-Ali´s name to Akrum Ahmad Ali and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 5th day of November 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this order be published once a week for three consecutive weeks before said day in the AfroAmerican newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must begin no later than two weeks after the filing of the application; and it is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 20th day of December, 2013 at 2:30 p.m..If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further
ORDERED, that notice be sent to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered mail and that proof of service be made by filing the affidavit/ declaration of service in name change cases. ORDERED, that notice be sent to he D.C. Chief of Police, the Department of Corrections and the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency personally or by registered mail and that proof of service be made by filing the affidavit/ declaration of service in name change case. JUDGE
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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2013FEP118 Date of Death June 20, 2013 Lawrence A. Brooks Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Jean Brooks Anderson whose address is 226 Loraine Drive, Memphis, TN 38109, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Lawrence A. Brooks, deceased, by the Orphans’ Court for Prince George’s County, State of Maryland, on August 01, 2013.. Service of process may be made upon Renunda Shea Lee, 3941 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20020 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: 20 Chesapeake Street, SE #30C, Washington, DC 20032 Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. Jean Brooks Anderson Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: November 15, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American 11/15, 11/22 & 11/29/13
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 13ADM1103 Dorothy W. Harris Decedent Elise A. Joyner 1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Ste 1015 Washington, DC 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Rebecca W. Van Ness, whose address is 2000 Riverside Drive, Apt. 6B, Richmond, VA 23225, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Dorothy W. Harris, who died on September 2, 2013 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before May 15, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before May 15, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: November 15, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Rebecca W. Van Ness Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 11/15, 11/22 & 11/29/30
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM846 Daniel W. A. Talley, Sr. Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Jeanetta Talley-Smith, whose address is 208 Pepper Mill Drive, Capital Heights, MD 20743, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Daniel W. A. Talley, Sr., who died on July 17, 2010 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before May 15, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before May 15, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: November 15, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Jeanetta Talley-Smith Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 11/15, 11/22 & 11/29/13
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Absent Defendant 150.00 Monica Hahn application to change address is 3803 Dunhill $Patricia Court, Bowie, MD 20721, Decedent name of an adult will be b. Absolute Divorce $ 150.00 was appointed personal NOTICE OF held in Judge-Inc. Custody Divorce APPOINTMENT, Chambers, Room 4220 representative of the $150.00 e s t a t e o f M a r y A . NOTICE TO in the District of ColumCREDITORS bia at 500 Indiana Ave- Thomas AKA Mary Adelaide Thomas, who died AND NOTICE TO nue N.W., WashingTo place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892,onext. 262, Public Notices $50.00 & up August 28, 2006, with UNKNOWN HEIRS ton,DC 20001 On The a will,Notices and will serve depending on are with$24.84Christina per inch. Andrea Hahn & 20thsize, day Baltimore of December,Legal Michael Gregory Hahn, 2013 at 2:45 p.m. If any out Court supervision. All 1-800 (AFRO) 892 unknown heirs and heirs whose addresses are person desires to oppose are 5325 Westbard Ave., application, that please the whose For Proof this of Publication, call whereabouts 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244 710, Bethesda, MD person or his or her at- unknown shall enter their 20816 & 152 Goodell Rd, torney must be present at a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Folsom, CA 95630 were the present hearing or file proceeding. Objections appointed personal rewritten detailed objec- to such appointment shall be filed with the presentatives of the tions five(5) business Register of Wills, D.C., estate of Patricia Monica days in advance of the Hahn, who died on Octohearing with Judge-in- 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd ber 2, 2013 without a will, Chambers and mail a Floor Washington, D.C. and will serve without copy to the applicant or 20001, on or before May 22, 2014. Claims against TYPESET: Tue Nov 19 12:43:36 EST 2013 andNOTICES Court supervision. All unapplicant’s counsel; LEGAL the decedent shall be known heirs and heirs it if further presented to the underwhose whereabouts are ORDERED,that notice signed with a copy to the unknown shall enter their be sent to the applicant’s Superior Court of appearance in this creditors personally or by Register of Wills or filed the District of proceeding. Objections registered or certified with the Register of Wills Columbia to such appointment mail and show proof of with a copy to the underCivil Division signed, on or before May shall be filed with the service by filing the Case No.13-0007523 22, 2014, or be forever Register of Wills, D.C., affidavit/declaration of IN RE: barred. Persons believed 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd service India La’Dray Spriggs to be heirs or legatees of Floor Washington, D.C. SO ORDERED Applicant the decedent who do not 20001, on or before May JUDGE ORDER OF receive a copy of this no22, 2014. Claims against PUBLICATION tice by mail within 25 the decedent shall be A TRUE COPY TEST: CHANGE OF NAME days of its first publicapresented to the underIndia La’Dray Spriggs TYPESET: Tue Nov 19 12:43:53 EST 2013 signed with a copy to the 11/22, 11/29 & 12/06/13 tion shall so inform the having filed an applicaRegister of Wills or filed Register of Wills, includtion for judgment with the Register of Wills ing name, address and changing the name from Superior Court of with a copy to the underrelationship. India La’Dray Spriggs to the District of signed, on or before May Date of Publication: India La’Dray SpriggsDistrict of Columbia 22, 2014, or be forever November 22, 2013 Means and having apPROBATE DIVISION barred. Persons believed Name of newspaper: plied to the court for an Washington, D.C. to be heirs or legatees of Afro-American Order of Publication of 20001-2131 the decedent who do not Washington Law the notice required by Administration No. receive a copy of this noReporter law in such cases; it is by 2013ADM812 tice by mail within 25 Marilyn Simpson the Court this 5th day of Mary A. Thomas days of its first publicaPersonal November 2013, hereby AKA tion shall so inform the Representative ORDERED, that a copy Mary Adelaide Thomas Register of Wills, includof this order be published Decedent ing name, address and TRUE TEST COPY once a week for three (3) James J. Fitzgibbons, relationship. REGISTER OF WILLS Consecutive weeks, in Esq. Date of Publication: EST 2013 Afro American, a news- 13321 New Hampshire, TYPESET: Tue Nov 19 12:44:16 November 22, 2013 11/22, 11/29 & 12/06/13 paper of general circula- Ave. #110 Name of newspaper: tion of the District of Silver Spring, MD Afro-American Columbia; and it is fur- 20904 Superior Court of Washington Law ther the District of NOTICE OF Reporter ORDERED, that the pubDistrict of Columbia APPOINTMENT, Christina Andrea Hahn lication must begin no PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE TO Michael Gregory Hahn later than two weeks Washington, D.C. CREDITORS Personal days after filing of the ap20001-2131 AND NOTICE TO Representatives plication;and it is further Administration No. UNKNOWN HEIRS ORDERED, that the FI- Marilyn Simpson, whose 2013ADM1146 TRUE TEST COPY NAL HEARING on this address is 3803 Dunhill Patricia Monica Hahn REGISTER OF WILLS application to change Court, Bowie, MD 20721, Decedent name of an adult will be was appointed personal NOTICE OF 11/22, 11/29 & 12/06/13 held in Judge-InAPPOINTMENT, representative of the Chambers, Room 4220 e s t a t e o f M a r y A . NOTICE TO in the District of Colum- Thomas AKA Mary AdCREDITORS bia at 500 Indiana Ave- elaide Thomas, who died AND NOTICE TO nue N.W., WashingUNKNOWN HEIRS on August 28, 2006, with ton,DC 20001 On The a will, and will serve with- Christina Andrea Hahn & 20th day of December, out Court supervision. All Michael Gregory Hahn, 2013 at 2:45 p.m. If any unknown heirs and heirs whose addresses are person desires to oppose whose whereabouts are 5325 Westbard Ave., this application, that the unknown shall enter their 7 1 0 , B e t h e s d a , M D person or his or her at- a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s 20816 & 152 Goodell Rd, torney must be present at proceeding. Objections Folsom, CA 95630 were the present hearing or file to such appointment appointed personal rewritten detailed objec- shall be filed with the presentatives of the tions five(5) business Register of Wills, D.C., estate of Patricia Monica days in advance of the 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Hahn, who died on Octohearing with Judge-in- Floor Washington, D.C. ber 2, 2013 without a will, Chambers and mail a 20001, on or before May and will serve without copy to the applicant or 22, 2014. Claims against Court supervision. All unapplicant’s counsel; and the decedent shall be known heirs and heirs it if further presented to the under- whose whereabouts are ORDERED,that notice signed with a copy to the unknown shall enter their be sent to the applicant’s Register of Wills or filed a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s creditors personally or by with the Register of Wills proceeding. Objections registered or certified with a copy to the under- to such appointment mail and show proof of signed, on or before May shall be filed with the
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to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before May 22, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the underTYPESET: Tue Nov 19 12:44:47 EST 2013to the signed with a copy LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the underSuperior Court of signed, on or before May the District of 22, 2014, or be forever District of Columbia barred. Persons believed PROBATE DIVISION to be heirs or legatees of Washington, D.C. the decedent who do not 20001-2131 receive a copy of this noAdministration No. tice by mail within 25 2013ADM1136 days of its first publicaWilliam G. Hairston tion shall so inform the Decedent Register of Wills, includNOTICE OF ing name, address and APPOINTMENT, relationship. NOTICE TO Date of Publication: CREDITORS November 22, 2013 AND NOTICE TO Name of newspaper: UNKNOWN HEIRS Juanita C. Hairston, Afro-American whose address is 6532 Washington Law Eastern Avenue, NE, Reporter Anthony B. Williams Washington, DC 20012, Personal was appointed personal Representative representative of the estate of Warren G. HairTRUE TEST COPY ston, who died on September 27, 2013 REGISTER OF WILLS without a will, and will TYPESET: Tue Nov 19 serve without Court su- 11/22, 11/29 & 12/06/13 pervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose Superior Court of whereabouts are unthe District of known shall enter their District of Columbia appearance in this PROBATE DIVISION proceeding. Objections Washington, D.C. to such appointment 20001-2131 shall be filed with the Administration No. Register of Wills, D.C., 2013ADM1139 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Samuel Dixon Floor Washington, D.C. Decedent 20001, on or before May NOTICE OF 22, 2014. Claims against APPOINTMENT, the decedent shall be NOTICE TO presented to the underCREDITORS signed with a copy to the AND NOTICE TO Register of Wills or filed UNKNOWN HEIRS with the Register of Wills Freddie D. Lindsay, with a copy to the under- whose address is 813 signed, on or before May Madison Street, NW, 22, 2014, or be forever Washington, DC, was barred. Persons believed appointed personal rether ORDERED, the applicant to be heirs or legatees of presentative of the estate TRUE TEST COPY must send the application for the decedent who do not of Samuel Dixon, who REGISTER OF WILLS change of name of an adult a copy of this no- died on May 12, 2001, TYPESET: Mon Nov 04 receive 14:08:09 EST within 2013 25 and notice of final hearing to tice by mail without a will, and will 11/08, 11/15 & 11/22/13 the D.C. Chief of Police, 300 days of its first publica- serve without Court suIndiana Avenue, N.W., Room tion shall so inform the pervision. All unknown 5080, Washington, D.C. Superior Court of Register of Wills, includ- heirs and heirs whose 20001, the Department of the District of Corrections and the Court ing name, address and whereabouts are unServices and Offender SuColumbia relationship. known shall enter their pervision Agency personally Civil Division Date of Publication: appearance in this or by registered or certified Case No. 13-0007418 November 22, 2013 proceeding. Objections mail and the proof of service IN RE: Name of newspaper: be made by filing the to such appointment Lula Mae Bethea Afro-American affidavit/declaration of sershall be filed with the Applicant vice. Washington Law Register of Wills, D.C., ORDER OF ORDERED, the applicant Reporter 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd must send the application for PUBLICATION Juanita C. Hairston Floor Washington, D.C. change of name of an adult CHANGE OF NAME Personal 20001, on or before May and notice of final hearing to Lula Mae Bethea having filed Representative 22, 2014. Claims against current probation, parole or a complaint for judgment supervisory release officer the decedent shall be changing Lula Mae Bethea’s personally or by registered or TRUE TEST COPY name to Lula Mae Harris and presented to the undercertified mail and the proof of REGISTER OF WILLS having applied to the court for signed with a copy to the service be made by filing the an Order of Publication of the TYPESET: Tue Nov 19 12:45:38 2013 Register EST of Wills or filed affidavit/declaration of sernotice required by law in such 11/22, 11/29 & 12/06/13 with the Register of Wills vice. cases; it is by the Court this ORDERED, if incarcerated in with a copy to the under31st day of October 2013, a jurisdiction other that the signed, on or before May Superior Court of hereby District of Columbia, the apORDERED, that a copy of 22, 2014, or be forever the District of plicant must send the apthis Order be published once barred. Persons believed District of Columbia plication for change of name a week for three (3) consecuto be heirs or legatees of PROBATE DIVISION and adult and notice of final tive weeks, in The Afrothe decedent who do not Washington, D.C. hearing to the Federal BuAmerican Newspapers, a receive a copy of this noreau of Prisons personally or 20001-2131 newspaper of general cirby registered or certified mail tice by mail within 25 Administration No. culation of the District of and the proof of service be Columbia; and it is further days of its first publica2013ADM1126 made by filing the affidavit/ ORDERED, that the publication shall so inform the Colleen V. Ford. declaration of service. tion must began no later than Register of Wills, includDecedent two weeks after the filing of ing name, address and NOTICE OF SO ORDERED the application; and is further relationship. JUDGE APPOINTMENT, ORDERED, that the FINAL TYPESET: Mon Nov 04 HEARING 14:07:23 onEST 2013 Date of Publication: NOTICE TO this application 11/08, 11/15 & 11/22/13 November 22, 2013 to change name will be held CREDITORS in Judge-in-Chambers, Name of newspaper: AND NOTICE TO Room 4220 in the District of Afro-American UNKNOWN HEIRS Superior Court of Columbia at 500 Indiana Washington Law Sheila A. Evans, whose the District of Avenue NW Washington DC address is 7013 Barton Reporter District of Columbia 20001, on the 19th day of Freddie D. Lindsay Road, Landover Hills, PROBATE DIVISION December, 2013 at 2:30 Personal p.m..If any person desires to MD 20784, was apWashington, D.C. oppose this application, that Representative pointed personal repre20001-2131 person or his or her attorney sentative of the estate of Administration No. must be present at the hearColleen V. Ford, who TRUE TEST COPY 2013ADM1100 ing or file written detailed died on August 31, 2013 REGISTER OF WILLS Salena Pearl Quarles objections five (5) days in adwithout a will, and will TYPESET: Tue Nov 19 Decedent vance of the hearing with James Larry Frazier, Judge-in-Chambers and mail serve without Court su- 11/22, 11/29 & 12/06/13 a copy of the applicant or appervision. All unknown Esq Superior Court of 918 Maryland Avenue, plicant’s counsel; and it is fur- heirs and heirs whose ther the District of whereabouts are unNE ORDERED, that the notice District of Columbia known shall enter their Washington, DC 20002 be sent to the applicant’s PROBATE DIVISION appearance in this Attorney creditors personally or by Washington, D.C. proceeding. Objections registered or certified mail NOTICE OF 20001-2131 and the proof of service be to such appointment APPOINTMENT, made by filing the affidavit/ Administration No. shall be filed with the NOTICE TO declaration of service in 2013SEB465 Register of Wills, D.C., CREDITORS name change cases. 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Belinda M. Rollins AND NOTICE TO SO ORDERED Floor Washington, D.C. Decedent UNKNOWN HEIRS JUDGE NOTICE OF 20001, onEST or before Bruce M. Quarles, whose TYPESET: Tue Nov 19 12:44:31 2013 May APPOINTMENT, 11/08, 11/15 & 11/22/13 22, 2014. Claims against address is 3965 AlaNOTICE TO the decedent shall be bama Avenue, SE, CREDITORS presented to the underWashington, DC 20020, Superior Court of AND NOTICE TO signed with a copy to the was appointed personal the District of UNKNOWN HEIRS Register of Wills or filed representative of the District of Columbia Louise S. Carey whose with the Register of Wills estate of Salena Pearl PROBATE DIVISION with a copy to the under- address is 1013 9th Quarles, who died on Washington, D.C. signed, on or before May Street, NE, Washington, April 4, 2013 without a 20001-2131 22, 2014, or be forever DC 20002, was apwill, and will serve withAdministration No. barred. Persons believed pointed personal repreout Court supervision. All 2013ADM924 to be heirs or legatees of sentative of the estate of unknown heirs and heirs Ometa D. Fields the decedent who do not Belinda M. Rollins, who whose whereabouts are AKA receive a copy of this no- died on March 2, 2013, unknown shall enter their Ometa D. Fieldstice by mail within 25 without a will. All unappearance in this Brown days of its first publica- known heirs and heirs proceeding. Objections Decedent tion shall so inform the whose whereabouts are to such appointment NOTICE OF Register of Wills, includ- unknown shall enter their shall be filed with the APPOINTMENT, ing name, address and a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Register of Wills, D.C., NOTICE TO proceeding. Objections relationship. 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd CREDITORS to such appointment Date of Publication: Floor Washington, D.C. AND NOTICE TO shall be filed with the November 22, 2013 20001, on or before May UNKNOWN HEIRS Register of Wills, D.C., Name of newspaper: 8, 2014. Claims against M a r i o n E . W i n s t o n , Afro-American 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd the decedent shall be whose address is 6915 Washington Law Floor Washington, D.C. presented to the underHastings Drive, Capital Reporter 20001, on or before signed with a copy to the Heights, MD, 20743 was Sheila A. Evans December 22, 2014. Register of Wills or filed appointed personal rePersonal Claims against the dewith the Register of Wills presentative of the estate Representative cedent shall be prewith a copy to the underof Ometa D. Fields AKA sented to the undersigned, on or before May Ometa D. Fields - Brown, TRUE TEST COPY signed with a copy to the 8, 2014, or be forever who died on April 28, REGISTER OF WILLS Register of Wills or filed barred. Persons believed 2013, with a will, and will with the Register of Wills to be heirs or legatees of Tue Nov 19 12:45:02 EST 2013 serve without Court su- TYPESET: with a copy to the under11/22, 11/29 & 12/06/13 the decedent who do not pervision. All unknown signed, on or before receive a copy of this noheirs and heirs whose December 22, 2014, or tice by mail within 25 whereabouts are unSuperior Court of be forever barred. Perdays of its first publicaknown shall enter their the District of sons believed to be heirs tion shall so inform the appearance in this District of Columbia or legatees of the deRegister of Wills, includproceeding. Objections PROBATE DIVISION cedent who do not reing name, address and to such appointment Washington, D.C. ceive a copy of this notice relationship. shall be filed with the 20001-2131 by mail within 25 days of Date of Publication: Register of Wills, D.C., Administration No. its first publication shall November 8, 2013 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd 2013ADM1147 so inform the Register of Name of newspaper: Floor Washington, D.C. Leo R. Williams, Jr. Wills, including name, Afro-American 20001, on or before May Decedent address and relationWashington 22, 2014. Claims against NOTICE OF ship. Law Reporter the decedent shall be APPOINTMENT, Date of Publication: Bruce M. Quarles presented to the underNOTICE TO November 22, 2013 Personal signed with a copy to the CREDITORS Name of newspaper: Representative Register of Wills or filed AND NOTICE TO Afro-American with the Register of Wills UNKNOWN HEIRS Washington Law TRUE TEST COPY with a copy to the under- Anthony B. Williams, Reporter REGISTER OF WILLS signed, on or before May whose address is 516 Louise S. Carey TYPESET: Mon Nov 04 22, 14:07:46 2014, EST or be2013 forever Cathedral Street, #3F, Representative 11/08, 11/15 & 11/22/13 barred. Persons believed Baltimore, MD 21201, to be heirs or legatees of was appointed personal TRUE TEST COPY the decedent who do not representative of the REGISTER OF WILLS Superior Court of receive a copy of this no- estate of Leo R. Williams, the District of tice by mail within 25 Jr., who died on Septem- 11/22/13 District of Columbia days of its first publica- ber 9, 2013 without a will, PROBATE DIVISION tion shall so inform the and will serve without Washington, D.C. Register of Wills, includ- Court supervision. All un20001-2131 ing name, address and known heirs and heirs Administration No. relationship. whose whereabouts are 2013ADM795 Date of Publication: unknown shall enter their Michael A. Johnson November 22, 2013 appearance in this Decedent Name of newspaper: proceeding. Objections Gary Altman, Esq Afro-American to such appointment 11300 Rockville Pike, Washington Law shall be filed with the Suite 708 Reporter Register of Wills, D.C., Rockville, MD 20852 Marion E. Winston 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Attorney Personal Floor Washington, D.C. NOTICE OF Representative 20001, on or before May APPOINTMENT, 22, 2014. Claims against NOTICE TO TRUE TEST COPY the decedent shall be CREDITORS REGISTER OF WILLS presented to the underAND NOTICE TO signed with a copy to the UNKNOWN HEIRS 11/22, 11/29 & 12/06/13 Register of Wills or filed Tuleda Poole Johnson, with the Register of Wills whose address is 1214 with a copy to the underF l o r a l S t r e e t , N W, signed, on or before May Washington, DC 20012 22, 2014, or be forever was appointed personal barred. Persons believed representative of the to be heirs or legatees of estate of Michael A.
land, 939 Westminster Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. Claims against the decedent EST may 2013 be pre12:46:47 LEGAL sented to NOTICES the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. Cephas Lewis Personal Representative(s) TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: November 22, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American
November 23, 2013 - November 29, 2013, The Afro-American TYPESET: Tue Nov 19 LEGAL NOTICES SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2013FEP122 Date of Death March 6, 2012 Edna F. Frye Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Jerilyn s. Frye whose address is 901 Cypress Point Circle, Mitchellville, MD 20721 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Edna F. Frye, deceased, by the Orphans Court for 12:46:13 EST 2013 Prince George’s County, State of Maryland, on September 20, 2013. Service of process may be made upon Robert V. Frye, 2512 28th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20018 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: 430 Ridge Road, SE, #202 Washington, DC Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. Jerilyn S. Frye Personal Representative(s) TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: November 22, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American
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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No.13FSP728 IN RE: Woineshet Gebassa Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME Wo i n e s h e t G e b a s s a having filed an application for judgment changing the name from Naomi Abiyot Abebe to Naomi Leelena Fekadu 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 1st day of November 2013, hereby ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 9th day of December 2013 why the prayer of said complaint should not be granted; provided that a copy of this order be published once a week for three (3) Consecutive weeks, in Afro American SO ORDERED JUDGE
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TYPESET: Tue Nov 19 12:45:58 EST 2013 11/22, 11/29 & 12/06/13 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM1140 Iradelle C. Byars Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Robert C. Byars, whose address is 530 Roxboro Place, NW, Washington, DC, 20011, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Iradelle C. Byars, who died on December 3, 2010, without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. unknown 12:46:29 ESTAll2013 heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before May 22, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before May 22, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: November 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Robert C. Byars Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS
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11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 708 Rockville, MD 20852 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO TYPESET: Mon Nov 04 14:06:59 EST 2013 UNKNOWN HEIRS LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Tuleda Poole Johnson, whose address is 1214 F l o r a l S t r e e t , N W, Superior Court of Washington, DC 20012 the District of was appointed personal Columbia representative of the Civil Division estate of Michael A. Case No. 13-0007298 Johnson, who died on IN RE: Freddie Lee Holliman, May 16, 2013 without a will, and will serve withJr. out Court supervision. All Applicant ORDER OF unknown heirs and heirs PUBLICATION whose whereabouts are CHANGE OF NAME unknown shall enter their Freddie Lee Holliman, Jr. appearance in this having filed a complaint for proceeding. Objections judgment changing Freddie to such appointment Lee Holliman’s name to Tifshall be filed with the fany Diamond Chanel MonRegister of Wills, D.C., tana and having applied to the court for an Order of Pub515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd lication of the notice required Floor Washington, D.C. by law in such cases; it is by 20001, on or before May the Court this 28th day of 08, 2014. Claims against October 2013, hereby the decedent shall be ORDERED, that a copy of presented to the underthis Order be published once a week for three (3) consecusigned with a copy to the tive weeks, in The AfroRegister of Wills or filed American Newspapers, a with the Register of Wills newspaper of general cirwith a copy to the underculation of the District of signed, on or before May Columbia; and it is further 08, 2014, or be forever ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than barred. Persons believed 12 days after the filing of the to be heirs or legatees of application; and is further the decedent who do not ORDERED, that the FINAL receive a copy of this noHEARING on this application tice by mail within 25 to change name will be held days of its first publicain Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of tion shall so inform the Columbia at 500 Indiana Register of Wills, includAvenue NW Washington DC ing name, address and 20001, on the 16th day of relationship. December, 2013 at 2:45 Date of Publication: p.m..If any person desires to 11/08/2013 oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney Name of newspaper: must be present at the hearAfro-American ing or file written detailed Washington objections five (5) days in adLaw Reporter vance of the hearing with Tuleda Poole Johnson Judge-in-Chambers and mail Personal a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is furRepresentative
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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2013FEP131 Date of Death December 20, 2010 Ola Cleonia Lewis AKA Ola Cleonia Motley Lewis Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Cephas Lewis whose address is 708 Stratford Manor Terrace, Silver Spring, MD 20905 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Ola Cleonia Lewis AKA Ola Cleonia Motley Lewis, deceased, by the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, State of Maryland, on April 2, 2012. Service of process may be made upon Paul Holland, 939 Westminster Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the
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AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff
Wiggins or Parker: Picking the Top Pick in the Next NBA Draft By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk The world got a chance to see the top two NBA prospects early last week when freshmen Andrew Wiggins of Kansas and Duke’s Jabari Parker headlined a Duke-Kansas matchup, a game that Kansas ended up winning. With the top two likely choices in next spring’s NBA draft squaring off in a head-to-head tilt, scouts and college basketball fans got a first look at what should be a deep and prosperous draft. Parker dropped 27 points and nine rebounds for Duke while Wiggins countered with 22 points and eight rebounds, giving his Kansas team the edge in a 93-84 showcase. While both were impressive and lived up to the preseason hype, only one will go first in the draft. Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sports Desk debate which of these young stars will Andrew Wiggins hear his name called first. Riley: The things Parker brings to the table are a collection of skills that basketball browsers haven’t seen since the days of Carmelo Anthony. A lethal scorer who can attack from several angles, Parker was outstanding in his duel with Wiggins. We saw a complete A-game, from deep, from intermediate and when attacking the rim. There was literally nothing that Duke’s Parker couldn’t or didn’t do in front of thousands at Chicago’s United Center. Wiggins is athletic, no doubt, but he doesn’t have the floor game that Parker has, and he never will. Parker is much more advanced offensively than Wiggins will ever be. You can’t teach scoring, which Parker has, and you can’t coach the intangibles that he brings. Green: The NBA is all about the floor game—getting out on the break, cutting and hustling—and no
one does it better on the collegiate level than Wiggins. Sure, Parker’s offensive repertoire is impressive, but he doesn’t have Wiggins’ legs. It’s the same debate we had when LeBron James and Anthony were coming out. James was clearly the physical phenom, but Anthony was perhaps the best scorer to come out in quite some time. NBA teams care about speed, athleticism and hustle, and no 2014 draftee brings all those qualities to the table except Kansas’ Wiggins. Riley: Everyone has different styles, and opinions swing left and right in our industry, but athleticism can only take you so far in the NBA. Parker’s game is tailor-made to win now. He might not be as springy as Wiggins but he’s got some hop in his step. His one-handed alley-oop throw down against Kansas was evidence enough, but the acrobatic circus shot he made against three defenders even got Dick Vitale out of his seat. When you add in the rebounding, range and leadership, if I have the top pick in the 2014 draft, I’m running my card up to the podium and Jabari Parker taking Parker as quickly as I can. Green: You probably couldn’t go wrong with either pick, but the upside is definitely there when you see Wiggins play. Parker seems more like a finished product to me, but you can dissect Wiggins’ game and realize he has a lot more to offer as he grows and gets more diverse. He has the NBA game, no question. Can he shoot it like Parker at this stage? No. But I see the makings of a lockdown defender and furious floor-runner. Those two traits will serve him well as he gets his offense together. Once he does that, look out. Again, look at the Carmelo/LeBron debate from 10 years ago. LeBron couldn’t score like Melo initially, but look who turned out to be the greater player. I wouldn’t be surprised to see déjà vu all over again.
H.D. Woodson Defeats Ballou in Divisional Playoffs By Breana Pitts Special to the AFRO
Senior running back Jai Carson rushed for two touchdowns to help lift the H.D. Woodson Warriors over the Ballou Knights, 20-12, in the DCIAA Stars semi-final matchup on Nov. 16 in Washington, D.C. It wasn’t an easy game for the top-ranked Warriors, as both teams struggled with turnovers and sacks throughout the first half. Woodson junior quarterback Rashad Cooper could not connect with his receivers in the red zone, and the game was scoreless at
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halftime. “Our thing is to play power football,” said Woodson coach Steve Scott. “We had to make a few adjustments because those guys didn’t back down. They played hard football just like we did.” Carson scored the first points of the afternoon with a rushing touchdown midway through the third quarter. Woodson’s offense finally found its rhythm, but the real action didn’t begin until the final quarter. The Warriors opened the fourth quarter with a drive that ended with Cooper scoring on the quarterback keeper. Ballou junior quarterback Tirri Jones responded with a sensational pass to senior
receiver Dionte Johnson for a 49-yard touchdown reception. With less than eight minutes left in the game, Woodson senior D’Andre Payne was the main force in a long drive that culminated with another touchdown by Carson to give the Warriors a 14-point lead. It also ran significant time off the clock, and the Knights weren’t able to come back, despite a rushing touchdown from junior tight end Williams Richardson. “This time of year is win or go home. I’ll take an ugly win any day over a good loss,” said Scott. H.D. Woodson will play Wilson in the 44th Annual DCIAA Safeway Turkey Bowl on Nov. 28 in Washington, D.C.
AVOID PARKING TICKETS
Be safe and smart when parking
10” DC STREETCAR PARKING ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN STARTS SOON Streetcar vehicles will be on the H Street/Benning Road Corridor soon to test and train for passenger service. Cars parked outside of the lines, including illegally double-parked vehicles, will impede the streetcar, delay service along the line, and result in a ticket and/or tow for vehicles. To remind drivers of proper parking etiquette, District Department of Transportation will distribute warning tickets to improperly parked cars in the corridor during the month of November. Real ticketing will begin on December 1, 2013. For more information, visit dcstreetcar.com or call 855-413-2954.
District Department of Transportation