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Justice Department to Challenge New N.C. Voting Laws

combat voting laws that discriminate against Blacks, Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to sue North Carolina over restrictive, new voting laws that critics say will suppress the minority vote. In a press statement, Holder said: “The North Carolina law includes troubling new restrictions, such as provisions that will significantly reduce early voting days; eliminate sameday registration during early voting; impose a restrictive photo identification requirement for in-person Continued on A3

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON – Stepping up efforts to

Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to sue North Carolina.

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Marc Willis, furloughed federal worker Courtesy Photos

More than 800,000 federal government workers remained off the job Oct. 9 as the shutdown moved into it’s second week. Furloughed employees include administrators and blue collar workers, each hoping to get back to work soon. The workers include long-time residents and new hires, administrators and blue-collar workers, each hoping to get back to work soon.

Victoria Jones has spent much of her furlough with nephews Cade (right) and Carson Binns.

Marc Willis, Sterling, Va. Public Affairs Specialist

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Henrietta Lacks Honored with Plaque

Emmanuel Baptist Celebrates 32 Years

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By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer Henrietta Lacks was only 30 years old when her primary care doctor, William C. Wade, sent her to Johns Hopkins University Hospital to treat a mysterious ailment wreaking havoc on her body. A mother of three boys and two girls, the Roanoke, Va. native had been complaining of pain and a lump on her cervix for months when doctors informed her that radium treatments were needed to cure her illness: cervical cancer.

The year was February, 1951. By October she was dead. And while her remains are at rest in an unmarked grave in Virginia, Henrietta Lacks’ unwitting gift to mankind is a form of self-perpetuating life. Lacks possessed cells that replicate outside the body, providing a platform on which medical researchers have developed scores of vaccines. Named HeLa cells, they are the human cells on which new substances are tested. “They’ve been used as the foundation for making everything from polio vaccines to prototypes of the HIV vaccine,” said Daniel Ford, vice

Suit Alleges JC Hayward Involved in D.C. Charter School Scam By AFRO Staff

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Three former managers of one of the city’s charter public schools allegedly diverted at least $3 million in taxpayer funds to enrich themselves with the assistance of local news personality JC Hayward, according to a lawsuit filed by city officials Oct. 1, The Washington Post reported. The suit alleges that the three managers engaged in a contracting scam by creating two for-profit companies which provided services to their school, Options Public Charter School in Northeast D.C., at inflated prices. JC Hayward According to the Post, the three were aided by the thenchairwoman of the Options board of trustees, JC Hayward, who allegedly signed contracts to provide funds to the two companies. Hayward, who was the weekday noon anchor at WUSA9, local affiliate of CBS, where she was also the station’s vice president for media outreach, was relieved of her duties with the television station the day the suit was filed, according to a news report by

WUSA. Hayward told WUSA reporters that she had not done anything wrong, only signed the contracts in her capacity as chair of the school’s board, and had not received any money herself. She said she resigned from the school’s board in late September, before the suit was filed. In addition to Hayward, also named in the civil suit filed by D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan were Dr. Donna Montgomery, Dr. David Cranford, and Paul Dalton, the three managers of Options, all of whom left the school in July. Also named was Jeffrey Williams, who until August was the chief financial officer of the D.C. Charter Public Charter School Board and allegedly aided in the scheme. According to the Washington CityPaper, Williams alerted the school’s managers of imminent inspections. According to the Post, criminal charges have not been filed in the case, but a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. said prosecutors were aware of the suit and “will review all pertinent information” in the case.

dean for clinical research at the Johns Hopkins University. “We know so much about what the human cell does by studying the HeLa cells. It would be like asking ‘How is a television used in entertainment?’” “We use it all the time,” he said, shortly after a plaque in Lacks’ honor was unveiled Oct. 5 at the Baltimore house where she lived. Ford said that the cells extracted from the cervix of Henrietta Lacks were cancer cells, but aside from their out-ofcontrol replication due to invasion by the human papillomavirus (HPV), they Continued on A4

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Conservative Black Pastors Meet in D.C. By Zenitha Prince AFRO Contributing Writer Tea party figurehead U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, (R-Ky.), was the keynote speaker at an awards dinner Oct. 8th that kicked off the Coalition of African American Pastors’ 8th Annual Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. “Senator Paul is one of the most prominent leaders in Washington because he understands issues that affect all Americans and is willing to offer solutions that will make their lives better. We are proud to have him featured at our awards dinner,” said the Rev. Bill Owens, president of CAAP, in a statement before the event. “The 8th Annual Leadership Conference will serve as a forum for those willing to stand up and speak out for many in the disenfranchised Black communities of America. With the help of strong leaders like Senator Paul, these are goals that CAAP is certain can be achieved.” Despite that glowing praise, and with a list of other invited guests that included Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), and the conference’s cosponsorship by The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in the District, Owens insisted the group is a nonpartisan one that does not endorse “anybody.” “Senator Paul will be here to discuss Bishop Aubrey Shines inequities in education and the prison system— that’s all he can talk about,” the 74-year-old retired pastor, who participated in the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis, Tenn., during the 1950s and ‘60s, told the AFRO in an interview before the event. “We are not for any political group. We deal with the issues Blacks face every day, [so] if the Democrats are not addressing [those] issues we go at them; if the Republicans are not doing right, we will go at them.” For example, said Owens, many CAAP members voted for President Obama, but they now find themselves at odds with the –Bishop Shines administration’s stance on several issues, Continued on A4

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NATION & WORLD Woman Sentenced to 20 Years for Firing Warning Shot Receives New Trial

A Tampa, Fla. woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her husband during a heated dispute will receive a new trial.

 Marissa Alexander, 32, was sentenced in May 2012 in connection with an August 2010 incident involving her then-husband, Rico Gray Sr. According to ABC News, Alexander was sentenced under Florida statues which require a mandatory 20-year sentence for firing a weapon during the commission of a crime; MSNBC reported that a jury convicted Alexander after just 12 minutes of deliberation.

 In a Sept. 26 decision, Marissa Alexander Judge James Daniel upheld a lower court’s refusal to grant Alexander protection under Florida’s contentious “Stand Your Ground” law, but ordered a new trial on the grounds that instructions given to the jury were not accurate.

 
According to ABC News, Alexander claimed an argument over the paternity of her then-one-week-old child escalated when Gray broke through the door of a bathroom where she had sought shelter and grabbed her by the neck. She fled to the home’s garage but could not escape, and instead retrieved a handgun she owned. When Gray confronted her again, Alexander claimed he threatened to kill her and charged at her, causing her to fire a warning shot into the garage ceiling.

 According to Florida’s “10-20-Life” statutes, anyone who draws a gun during a crime receives a mandatory 10-year sentence. Firing a gun during the commission of a crime nets a mandatory 20year sentence. Anyone convicted of shooting and killing another person during a crime is sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

 Alexander attempted to use Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law as her defense, a statute which took center stage in the trial of George Zimmerman. However, prosecutors—the same who unsuccessfully prosecuted Zimmerman, convinced the court that Alexander did not act in self-defense. 



KKK Letter Protests Re-Naming of School Christened for First ‘Grand Wizard’

An “imperial kaltrop” of the Ku Klux Klan has sent a letter to members of Florida’s Duval County School Board urging

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them not to change the name of a high school named after the group’s first “grand wizard.”
 Board member Jason Fischer, who said he comes from a racially diverse family, called the letter “vile” and an “outrage.”

 Nathan B. Forrest High The school board will School soon consider whether to change the name of the Nathan B. Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Fla. Fischer— who has not taken a public stance on the issue itself—is hosting two town hall meetings, one Oct. 3 and the other on a date to be determined, to discuss the potential name change. The meeting was originally slated to focus only on the fiscal year 2014 budget, he said, but when a push to change the name made local and national headlines, he decided to bring the issue to the community.

 Jacksonville resident Omotoya Richmond is responsible for the Change.org petition to change the school’s name, which has garnered more than 135,000 signatures.

 In an earlier interview, Richmond told the AFRO he did not want his daughter—who is African-American—or any other child to attend a school that is named after someone with a legacy of hate. Forrest was a slave trader, a Confederate general infamous for the slaughter of Black Union soldiers, and the first “grand wizard” of the KKK, a White supremacy group.


Activists Praise New Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards

Civil rights and environmental groups are lauding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent release of proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants.

 The new rules are the first milestone in a climate change package announced by President Obama in June. According to the administration, carbon is the largest driver of climate change, and power plants are the major source, accounting for roughly one-third of all domestic greenhouse gas emissions. The White House’s Climate Action Plan aims to reduce domestic carbon dioxide emissions by 17 percent between 2005 and 2020.
 The proposed carbon pollution standards encourage electricity companies to invest in and use leaner energy technologies, such as efficient natural gas, advanced coal technology, nuclear power, and renewable energy like wind and solar. Under the proposal, new large natural gas-fired turbines would need to meet a limit of 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatthour, while new small natural gas-fired turbines would need to meet a limit of 1,100 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour. New coalfired units would need to meet a limit of 1,100 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatthour.
 Environmental justice and civil rights activists have long argued that pollution and climate change disproportionately impact people of color. Many industries are located near minority neighborhoods and minority children overwhelmingly suffer from asthma and other respiratory illnesses.


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Jennifer Hudson Relatives Identify Body of Obama Open to Name Change forand Washington Redskins By Alan King AFRO Staff Writer

The Associated Press President Barack Obama says he would “think about changing” the Washington Redskins’ name if he owned the football team as he waded into the controversy involving a word many consider offensive to Native Americans. Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names such as the Redskins offend “a sizable group of people.” He said that while fans get attached to the names, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place. “I don’t know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things,” he said in the interview, which was conducted Oct. 4 at the White House. An avid sports fan who roots for his hometown Chicago Bears, Obama said he doesn’t think Washington football fans are purposely trying to offend American Indians. “I don’t want to detract from the wonderful Redskins fans that are here. They love their team and rightly so,” he said. But he appeared to come down on the side of those who have sharply criticized the football team’s name, noting that Indians “feel pretty strongly” about mascots and team names that depict negative stereotypes about their heritage. The team’s owner, Dan Snyder, has vowed to never abandon the name. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said last month that the league should pay attention to those offended by the name — a subtle change in position for Goodell, who had more strongly supported the name in his previous statements this year. Lanny J. Davis, an attorney for the Redskins, said the team’s fans don’t intend to “disparage or disrespect” anyone. “The name ‘Washington Redskins’ is 80 years old. It’s our history and legacy and tradition,” Davis said in an emailed statement in which he also identified himself as an Obama supporter. “We Redskins fans sing ‘Hail to the Redskins’ every Sunday as a word of honor, not disparagement.” Other professional sports teams have Indian names, including football’s Kansas City Chiefs and baseball’s Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians. Davis referred to fans of those

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

from a neighbor about a suspiShown Harjo, a plaintiff cious vehicle. The man noticed in that case, said in an interview Saturday. am so glad the vehicle while“Iwalking his that he said that and I hope that dog. According to the Chicagoresponse from the president and people hear a reasoned Jennifer Hudson and other Tribune, boy had beentoshot relatives positively identified willthe pay attention this issue.” multiple times the the back seat“involves lots of hurt and pain and Harjoinsaid issue of the ongoing vehicle. The SUV, regisname-calling and bullying of our children that tered to Hudson’s murdered goes with this name. We just need to have an end to it.” brother, was towed with the “There’s no such thing as a good stereotype, no matter boy’s body inside and is being how well-intentioned, processed by evidence techni-no matter how good people feel about it,” Harjo cians and workers. Theadded. body “It still has negative ramifications for our people.” was later removed and taken to relics of the past. They should be the Cook “These County are Medical consigned Examiner’s office.to museums and history books and people can Hudson and other feel good aboutfamily them there,” she said. “But they should members at theinMedical not arrived be allowed polite society.” Examiner’s office mid-afterOpponents of the Redskins name plan to hold a Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s ne noon symposium to identify the body. at the Washington Monday hotel hosting the GivenNFL’s the choice between lookOct. 7 meeting. A spokesman for the office the mu ing directly at the body or “We really appreciate the told president underscoring what the newspaper that Hudson jail for viewing it on a wall-mounted we’ve been saying,” said Ray Halbritter, leader of the Courtesy Photos Oneida Indian Nation, a tribe from upstate New York Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who that’s been campaigning against the name. “There’s just no was killed, as well as her brother, Jason. – President Obama place for a professional football team to be using what the “remained for her famibeing a racially offensivestrong term.” videodictionary screen, thedefines family as chose ly” and was clearly its leader. murde plate X584859 was found on the latter.Halbritter According to the the NFL and Snyder could “borrow a said the body of her 7-year-old “She held hands with her famiing. C teams and hockey’s Chicago Blackhawks in his statement, Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, said, “Yes, and use a decision to change the nephew Monday, just hours pageHudson from the president” ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he police a.m.like call that’s him.” saying “love andreceived its namea 7and, after hisRedskins body wasfans found in aour team team’s name as a “teachable moment.” was obviously a very emotional charge those fans, we do not intend to disparage or disrespect a racial Despite the controversy, an AP-GfK poll conducted in April moment.” convic or ethnic group.” showed that, nationally, “Redskins” still wide The enjoys boy – the sonsupport. of Julia sion o Numerous colleges and universities have changed names Nearly 4 in 5 Americans don’t think the team shouldsister change Hudson, Jennifer’s – had He wa that reference Native Americans. St. John’s changed its team its name, the survey found. Only 11 percent think it should been missing since Friday, 2006 a name from the Redmen to the Red Storm, Marquette is now the be changed, while 8 percent weren’t sure and 2 percent didn’t when a relative found Julian’s for the Golden Eagles instead of the Warriors and Stanford switched grandmother, Darnell car hij answer. No Obama wonder Obama’s campaign is a Donerson, By Alan King to the Cardinal. and Dallas Cowboys players from the Indians uncle, The said he doesn’t have direct stake57, in and the his Redskins trying to distance him from the Tonya Romo and Terrell AFRO Writername has attracted Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death throug The Staff Redskins’ fresh round of Owens, debate since he’s not a team owner. But he hinted that might be group, saying, “Barack Obama namesinsubmitted to in his grandmother’s home in which controversy in recent months, withamong local the leaders Washington part of his post-White House plans. Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale election officials. Presidential candidate John calling for a name change and some media outlets refraining leave therun presidency,” he joked. “I think it Obama’safter ties toI ACORN Hurd said those workers, who But“Maybe McCain’s on ACORN – Avenue. from usingattack the name. The name is the subject of a long-running would be a lot of fun.” long and deep. He taught classes were doing those things without Associated Community An Amber Alert – a desiglegal challenge from a group of American seeking to “I’d probably lookendorsed at a basketball team I looked at a for ACORN. They even ACORN’sIndians knowledge or permisOrganization for Reform Now – nation forbefore high-risk missing block thethe team fromofhaving trademark protection. football team,” said Obama, who children plays basketball in his spare him for President. sion, were fired. confirms success the federal – was issued Friday Congressional lawmakers a billthat seeking hasACORN coached histrouble. daughter’s basketball is a fan of But now is in “The evidence has sur-the time, organization, the head of the have introduced after Julianteam was and discovered same at least There are facedtosopass. far shows they faked group goal, says. though it appears unlikely theReporter: NBA’s Chicago Bulls. “I knowmissing more about basketball after the murders.than I “Whatis atestimony prudent to and of thetobully pulpit,” Suzan 11 investigations across the get paid for work they “This thewise workuse forms do about football.” Police arrested William country involving thousands of didn’t do, not to stuff ballot we’ve done and success we’ve Balfour, the missing boy’s stepboxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN had,” Maude Hurd, president of father and estranged husband forms. victim of fraud, not the perpetraACORN, said in an interview of Julia, at his girlfriend’s Announcer: Massive voter tor of it. with the AFRO. Southside apartment several fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders. Hurd said the only things “When this attack started, we bogus are the charges thempaid more than $800,000 to an had just announced that we had Balfour’s mother, Michele, has selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had registered 1.3 million new votagrees. efforts. ers,” shewith said. the “That’s just to say nothing to docontinued: with the slayings. Barbara Arnwine, executive Arnwine desecrates the graves of counsel Brennan It concluded, “Neither Pressuring to issue risky that someone’s running scared Balfour remainsown a suspect director ofbanks The Lawyers’ “North Carolina’s data in Jason Center for Justice at New York freedoms and in the 21st ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud. because of ACORN’s success.” Committee for Civil Rights demonstrates that this law will century lines up with an University said, “more than been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment. McCain, who is running for Underambition. Law, said: have a clear discriminatory racially-driven 21 milliononvotes have beentick- extreme charged with, casting fraudulent Blind Too“What risky forwas president the Republican once a bad photo ID bill that impact on African Americans philosophy of interposition cast in North Carolina over votes.” America. et, lashed out at ACORN in the was making its way through and other minority voters, and and nullification.” the past 12 years. During that The problem came about prifinal debate against Barack theSince NorthMcCain’s Carolinacomments, legislature the Department of Justice was In Shelby time only one case the of voter becausev.ofHolder, the waythe Obama, contending group “is marily SQUARE ACORNStates operates. Rather Court than ACORN’s 87 offices haveof been became a compendium absolutely correct to challenge Supreme impersonation occurred.” on the verge of maybe perpetrat- United rely onthat volunteers, bombarded threats and that ingIn onethat of the frauds in this law. The Department’s even worsewith voting policy ruled Sectionit4pays waspeoonegreatest case, Gaskins ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail. together once the voter North historyCarolina’s in this country, action sends an important was thrown effectively said, election unconstitutional, ployed, to sign up5new voters. Thesaw dayits after the presidential maybe destroying the fabric of message to other states that chance to avoid gutting Section of the Voting State system and law enforcement The ideaAct, waswhich to helprequires both those debate, broke intothe the democracy.” they should expect a fight Sectionvandals 5 review under Rights agencies identified the being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle Factcheck.org, a non-partisan if and when they attempt to districts with a proven history Voting Rights Act after the problem and took appropriate the registration. offices and stole computers. Web site, found those claims to roll back the clock on voting Supreme Court’s decision in of discrimination to get preaction. BREAD Maud explained, “We have a After a Cleveland representative be “exaggerated,” with “no eviopportunities.” Shelby County v. Holder.” approval from the Justice Barber said the far right zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was dence of any such democracyDepartment orof a federal court created thefraud.” myth of rampant ate falsification registration.” sent to the local office saying she destroying before changes in to “is going to have her life ended.” voter fraud and repeated it Mostmaking news account neglect Hurd believes the McCain point voting out thatlaws. ACORN is A worker in Providence, R.I., charges were politically motivat- their required law to turn inpraised all reg- received a threatening call sayed. Civilby rights groups LEFT istration forms. And they also fail ing, “We know you get off work She said, “Because it’s lowthe Justice Department’s to note that it was against the organizaat 9” and uttered racial epithets. and moderate-income people, planned lawsuit new tion, inCarolina many instances, that first A caller to one office left a and people of color, I believe the North voting laws brought the phony registrations message on the answering McCain campaign thinks those that disproportionately to thewould attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just voters are going to vote affect Black, poor The McCainLatino camp and apparently calling to let you know that Democratic, which is not necesvoters in the state. isn’t interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get sarily true.” “It is extremely important points, preferring to air misleadhung. He’s a (expletive deleted) ACORN is no stranger to that thethat United ing ads seek States to link Justice Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of controversy. to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are For 38 years, the non-partisan Department is using the his political support. fraudulent, and you need to go to organization has fought for social power under the rest of the McCain: I’mAct John hell. All the niggers on oak trees. and economic for lowover and overjustice and over again Voting Rights to McCain combat and I approve They’re gonna get all hung honthis message. and moderate-income in order to manipulate public this type of voter suppression 1 BANANA eys, they’re going to get assassiAnnouncer: Who is Barack Americans. With 400,000 memconsciousness and to engage in North Carolina,” said Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.” ber families organized into more in regressive legislation. Penda co-director Another message said, “You baptismHair, performed at warpof than 1,200 neighborhood chapthe Advancement Project, The type of fraud liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive speed.” Vast ambition. After colters in 110 cities nationwide, multi-racial rights that would prevented deleted). Welfare bums. You he moved civil to Chicago. ACORN hasbeover the years seen alege, organization founded by a by restrictive voter ID guys just (expletive deleted) its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. team veteran rights requirements is so rare that come to our country, consume There,ofObama metcivil Madeleine cating for affordable housing, every natural resource there is, Talbot, part of the Chicago living wages, healthcare for the lawyers in 1999. in a 2012 study on voter and make a lot of babies. That’s branch ACORN. He law was so underserved— and while organHairofadded: “The fraud, The Brennan Center all you guys do. And then suck impressive that he was asked to izing voter registration drives. was intentionally designed for Justice reported that “It is up the welfare and expect everytrain the ACORN staff. But none has been as withering to focus with laser-like more likely that an individual What did ACORN in Chicago one else to pay for your hospital and baseless as this one. specification on those aspects will be struck by lightning bills for your kids. I jus’ say let engage in? Bullying banks. With the presidential election of voting that would that than that he will impersonate Bef your kids die. That’s the best Intimidation tactics. Disruption less than two weeks away, would mostACORN hurt people another voter at the allege polls.”the move. Just let your children die. of business. forcedof ACORN’s detractors Fun learning opp Barber lambasted theinbill Forget about paying for hospital banks to issue risky home loans. organization has engaged mas- color.” counting and identi a statement following saying thatregistration “It tramples bills for them. I’m not gonna do TheIn same types of loans that sive voter fraudonafter and help them e the blood ofdiscovery our martyrs, Holder’s it. You guys are lowlifes. And I caused theannouncement, financial crisis we’re the reported of bogus founded Grow Up Gre hope you all die.” in today. names, such as Mickey Mouse con Éxito, a 10-ye Hurd thinks the hate calls will children for school an cease soon. “Happy, Healthy, Re “In two weeks, I think these with all kinds of sim attacks will be over. But I think it learn. 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“I don’t know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things.” “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a

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voting; and prohibit the counting of otherwise legitimate provisional ballots that are mistakenly cast in the right county, but in the wrong precinct.” He said the Justice Department expects to show that the clear and intended effects of these changes would result in unequal access to participation in the political process on account of race. Holder said North Carolina took the actions in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder. “Just months after North Carolina saw the highest overall turnout in sheer numbers in its history – in November 2012 – and within days of the Supreme Court’s Shelby County decision to strike down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act – the state legislature took aggressive steps to curtail the voting rights of African Americans,” Holder stated. “This is an intentional attempt to break a system that was working. It defies common sense.” In August, the Justice Department filed a suit against Texas over similar, restrictive voter ID regulations and redistricting plans that would dilute minority voting power. Holder also warned that it will go after other states that violate the spirit of the Voting Rights Act. “The Justice Department will never hesitate to do all that we must to protect the Constitutionally-guaranteed civil rights of all Americans,” he said. The new voting laws in North Carolina require strict enforcement of photo identification to cast ballots in the state. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law reported that Blacks account for 36 percent of North Carolina voters who lack a state-issued ID card. Even though nearly 60 percent of voters in the state opted to vote early in 2012, the new law also cuts early voting

days in half. More than 70 percent of Black voters in the state took advantage of early voting opportunities. The law also eliminates same-day registration during the early voting period. According to the Lawyer’s Committee, Blacks accounted for 34 percent of same-day registrants. “The southern strategy of the well-funded, nationallycoordinated, ultra right that the only way that they can hold on to their power at the national, state and local level

ACORN Fights Back

Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’

“This is an intentional attempt to break a system that was working. It defies common sense.” –Eric Holder is to drastically suppress voting rights for minorities,” said William Barber, president of the North Carolina branch of the NAACP. “We need every resource of the civil rights community and the U.S. government to help us expose the national conspiracy behind this movement to suppress targeted constituencies, particularly in the new southern electorate.” Barber continued: “As the good people of North Carolina learn more about the origins and true aims of the hodge podge of voter suppression tactics we have seen, we are confident that they and the courts will join us in saying that ‘We must go forward together and not one step back.’” North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said the new voting law was common sense, despite reports that suggested the type of fraud that would be prevented by photo ID requirements is rare. Testifying before the North Carolina Assembly Committee on voter ID, Keesha Gaskins; senior

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The Afro-American, October 12, 2013 - October 18, 2013

Chevy Chase Bank to Pay Minority Borrowers $2.85 Million

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Chevy Chase Bank agreed to pay $2.85 million to Black and Latino borrowers, following allegations of discriminatory home lending practices. The Maryland-based bank joins Wells Fargo and Bank of America as banking institutions that paid out million dollar settlements in class action lawsuits following the housing crisis. According to the complaint filed by the Justice Department, Chevy Chase Bank steered Black and Latino borrowers into home loan products that often cost more than loans that were offered to Whites with similar backgrounds. In 2009, Capitol One, N.A. purchased Chevy Chase Bank. The settlement covers loans initiated by Chevy Chase Bank and does not call into question Capitol One’s mortgage lending practices. In 2011, Bank of America agreed to pay $335 million to settle claims against Countrywide Financial Corporation of mortgage lending discrimination. Bank of America purchased Countrywide in 2008, a move that many industry insiders continue to question. The banks racial problem wasn’t limited to mortgages. Last month, Bank of America was ordered to pay $2.18 million to 1,147 Black job applicants because its discriminatory hiring blocked qualified candidates of color from getting jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor said on Oct. 7. An administrative law judge at the Labor Department, awarded back pay and interest to former candidates for teller and entry-level administrative and clerical positions Charlotte, N.C., the bank’s national headquarters. The judge ruled that Bank of America’s “unfair and inconsistent selection criteria” led to the rejection of qualified Black job candidates. Approximately $1.22 million will go to 113 people who were turned down for jobs between 2002 and 2005, and another $964,000 to 1,034 people who were turned away in 1993. In 2012, Wells Fargo paid $175 million after brokers affiliated with the nation’s largest mortgage lender were accused with discriminating against African American and Latinos who sought home loans from 2004 to 2009. Justice Department officials said that minority borrowers that were shuffled into subprime loans would receive an average of $15,000.

The subprime loan industry once seen as a gateway to homeownership is now often blamed for contributing to the greatest loss of African American wealth in history. Subprime loans were five times more likely to occur Black neighborhoods compared to White neighborhoods, according to data from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “A disproportionate number of subprime loans were made to African American borrowers who were otherwise eligible for prime loans. That was part of the problem,” said

“The Maryland-based bank joins Wells Fargo and Bank of America as banking institutions that paid out million dollar settlements in class action lawsuits following the housing crisis.” Bernard Anderson, economist and former assistant secretary in charge of the Labor Department’s Employment Standards Administration. “These were people based upon their income their previous repayment record their [credit] score, should not have been given subprime loans but they were dragged into the subprime category because of the predatory lending practices of the financial institutions.” According to a study titled “Racial Segregation and the American Foreclosure Crisis” published in the American Sociological Review, foreclosures were often concentrated in those same neighborhoods where Blacks were targeted for subprime loans. “Segregation therefore racialized and intensified the consequences of the American housing bubble. Hispanic and black home owners, not to mention entire Hispanic and black neighborhoods, bore the brunt of the foreclosure crisis,” the report stated. The Pew Research Center found that from 2005 to 2009

Black households lost 53 percent of their wealth compared to White households that lost 16 percent of their wealth. “The single most important aspect in determining Black wealth was equity in their homes,” said Anderson. “Most of the equity that African Americans had was bound up in their homes. The major factor determining equity was home price.” According to the Pew Research Center more than half of that wealth was wiped out during the housing crisis that rocked the American economy and led to the Great Recession. The Pew report stated: “As a result of these declines, the typical black household had just $5,677 in wealth (assets minus debts) in 2009; and the typical white household had $113,149.” Jim Carr, a housing finance and urban policy consultant and distinguished scholar at Opportunity Agenda, a nonprofit, public policy and civil rights group, said that even as the housing industry recovers, many Black families that lost their homes will not reap the benefits. “If a person lost their home, they’re not getting their home back. That’s what compensation means,” he said. “If you lost $50,000 in equity in your home, does the settlement give you your $50,000 back? If you’re getting $2,000 or $3,000 back, that’s not compensation.” William Spriggs, chief economist of the AFL-CIO, said it will take Blacks more than two decades to recover from the wealth lost during the housing crisis. “We’ve lost ground we made in 90s,” said Spriggs. Unemployment plummeted and incomes rose placing homeownership within the reach of many middle-class Black families. The housing crisis changed all of that, Spriggs stated. “It’s a very severe setback,” he explained. “Wealth will be harder to come by, because of some policy changes that are being discussed. The path back looks a lot steeper.” Spriggs said that despite what many people believe, this crisis was not caused by people getting loans that they were not supposed to get. “That wasn’t true. The big problem was discrimination. [Blacks] weren’t getting the favorable terms that they were supposed to get and it’s being documented now,” Spriggs explained. “Had they given [Blacks] favorable terms, we wouldn’t be having this crisis. This crisis exists because of the discrimination.” Spriggs continued: “These loans had bombs in them. If [Blacks and Latinos] had normal loans, none of this would have happened.”

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were normal cells. “Lacks had the misfortune of having the HPV virus inserted right in the growth part of the cells, which seems to be the reason why they just keep reproducing over and over,” he said. “You can grow viruses in her cells over and over and over and use that to make a vaccine.” The Black woman’s cells not only survived outside of the body-- they were able to grow and replicate at a rate never seen before. For the first time in history, scientists had human cells to work with in laboratories to test their theories. For decades the cells of Henrietta Lacks traversed the globe known only as “HeLa” cells, derived from the first two letters of her first and last name. Her five children and most family members were left in the dark –and uncompensated –over the connection between Henrietta Lacks and what medical literature characterizes as a modern medical miracle. Until recently, Lacks’ family didn’t receive a penny from the millions of dollars in pharmaceutical sales made off Henrietta Lacks’ body. “I have many memories of my mother,” said Lawrence Lacks, refusing to go into much detail. He was only 16 years old

when his mother succumbed to uremic poisoning, a condition that arises when the body can no longer properly flush out toxins. “I didn’t quite understand what it was all about until later on when she started getting sick,” Lawrence Lacks told the AFRO. “That’s when I noticed something was wrong and things happened pretty quickly after that.” The family, like thousands of other African Americans, had left a stifling Jim Crow South in search of the opportunities in larger Northern metropolitan areas that harbored a milder version of contempt for their bronze skin. During the height of Baltimore’s life as a manufacturing town with steel mills, Lacks said, his family home along New Pittsburgh Avenue was a revolving door for other Blacks pouring out of the South in search of better jobs. “My father was like a pioneer,” he said, standing on the steps of their Turners Station home. “He was one of the first to move to Baltimore bringing his family up from the South. “Everything has changed so much.” Donald Coad has lived at the family home since 1992. He wasn’t aware of the secrets his home kept when

A plaque in Lacks’ honor was unveiled Oct. 5 at the Baltimore house where she lived. community leaders contacted him seeking to give Henrietta Lacks her due credit in 2002. “It was overwhelming at first- especially because my girlfriend had cervical cancer,” he told the AFRO. “Henrietta Lacks is a part of Turners Station. History has been made. It’s about keeping her legacy alive,” he said, sitting on the steps of his home after all of the attendees and onlookers dispersed after the ceremony to place the plaque outside the house. Grandson David J. Lacks Jr., whose family lived nearby, told the AFRO he grew up walking past the Turners Station home where his grandmother lived out her last days, but was never fully

aware of the entire story. “I knew that she lived in this area but I never knew which house she lived in. I was just a kid growing up saying ‘My grandmother lived over here.’” “It’s mind boggling to know all that her cells have accomplished,” he said. According to the National Institutes of Health, as of August 2013 roughly 74,000 scientific papers resulting from experiments using HeLa cells have been completed. Private companies such as the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) sell HeLa cell cultures and variations of the cell ranging from $200 to $359.17 for a vial with up to 1 million HeLa in it-- and those are the rates for nonprofit organizations. For profit companies can pay as much as $551 for HeLa cell cultures and variations from ATCC, with other companies, such as Life Technologies, charging as much as $9,949 for HeLa Cell lines. More than six decades after her death, HeLa cells are clearly still in high demand for research. So far an estimated 70,000 medical studies have used the HeLa cells as part of their research.--and the same goes for information about the woman once shrouded in mystery. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” a comprehensive biography

written by Rebecca Skloot, “She has stayed with me author and founder of the ever since.” Henrietta Lacks Foundation, Pattillo was so determined spent months as a best-seller. to figure out why and how Through her efforts, two of Henrietta Lacks died that Lacks’ descendants have been he dedicated his life to invited to be part of the HeLa gynecology research with a Genome Data Access working heavy focus on HPV. group that was formed after He would eventually the National Institutes of use Lack’s HPV-18 strain Health performed a genetic and another form of the analysis of HeLa cells earlier disease, HPV-16, to create the this year. Roland Pattillo, now a professor emeritus of gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine, was a 17-year-old first-year medical student at Xavier University in New Orleans when he was first introduced to Henrietta Lacks 62 years ago. “Dr. George Gey announced A historical highway marker that he had recognizing Henrietta Lacks, near her grown cells in childhood home in Clover, Va. the laboratory for the first time and that they would be available for chemotherapy sensitivity Gardasil HPV vaccine now in testing,” he said. “My use today. professor of chemistry at “She has become an icon Xavier University was testing just like Helen of Troy and new drugs for their application Joan of Arc,” said Pattillo. to human medicine. He gave “She is the image of humanity me the privilege of doing the that is under the microscope assay testing.” and her spirit lives on.”

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particularly same-sex marriage, abortion. CAAP describes itself as “a grass-roots movement of Christians who believe in traditional family values such as supporting the role of religion in American public life, protecting the lives of the unborn, and defending the sacred institution of marriage.” The group surged into the national spotlight in May 2012 when Owens and other members took to the airwaves to rail against President Obama’s changed stance on gay marriage and the fact that religious groups were being forced to recognize such unions. The group has become the “Black face” of the anti-gay marriage movement and is backed financially and otherwise by right-leaning conservative groups like the Family Research Council, American Family Association and the American Principles Project, according to an August 2012 USA Today report. Bishop Aubrey Shines, a CAAP member and senior pastor

of Glory to Glory Ministries in Tampa, Fla., said many Black pastors were “broken” and experienced “buyer’s remorse” after Obama announced his support for gay marriage and have become more open to GOP ideas. “The Black clergy is not a monolithic group. We’re not married to any political party, and for the first time conservatives are capturing the ear of Black clergy because of the religious liberties that are being violated by this administration,” he said. “If Hillary Clinton thinks she is going to ride into office on the coattails of the failed policies of this administration she is mistaken. It’s not going to happen. “Black and Hispanic clergy have awakened,” Shines continued. “We will not be bamboozled by this political agenda.” CAAP’s leadership conference was themed “Rebuilding our Families and Reclaiming the Peace and Prosperity of our Cities.” Issues scheduled to be discussed included the

breakdown of the Black family, waning Black wealth and entrepreneurship, school choice and Christian education, and justice and prison reform. “We’re not going to sugarcoat anything [and] we’re going to make some strong statements,” Owens said brfore the conference. “Black people are suffering more than anybody in this country and somebody has to stand up for the little guy.” Another goal was to allow CAAP to better organize itself and to establish its policy advocacy agenda. According to Shines, that includes rallying support to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, more colloquially known as “Obamacare.” “We need to rethink this entitlement, socialist idea as it comes to medicine…. It doesn’t work,” Shines told the AFRO. “This country is being thrust into something that it is not ready for.”


October 12, 2013 - October 18, 2013, The Afro-American

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Laurel’s Emmanuel Baptist Church Celebrates 32 Years themed “Living in Victory by Faith,” from the Bible verse 1 John 5:4, ran from By the time the Oct. 2-4. All events took celebration started at 5 place inside the church’s p.m., Emmanuel Baptist quaint double-wide trailer Church was already packed. nestled in a semi-rural area The choir, resplendent in not far from the Baltimoreblue and gold robes, sang Washington Parkway. a favorite hymn as the The culminating event of audience clapped. the anniversary celebration The pastor, the Rev. took place on Oct. 6, when Pastor and Lady Day, Emmanuel the EBC congregation Byron J. Day, and church Baptist Church First Lady Pamela Day, welcomed the Rev. Timothy were seated at the front of Loftin, pastor of Pleasant the congregation, beaming, as many of the Rock Baptist Church in Baltimore. Delivering church’s 300 members celebrated the 32nd his sermon to an enthusiastic congregation of anniversary of the Laurel-Bowie Road house more than 300 attendees, including members of worship. The service marked the fourth day of his own church, Rev. Loftin recited EBC’s motto: “We are a Bible-preaching, a Bibleof festivities. For three days prior, members teaching, and a Bible-believing church.” had gathered at the church each evening for The anniversary celebration marked a a revival. The church birthday celebration, By Ariel Medley Special to the AFRO

time to reflect on the church’s history, from its humble beginnings as a 50-member congregation in 1981 to its current roster of 300 members who attend today. “It has been an experience to watch the church grow and to watch the number of people grow and come to know the Lord,” said church secretary Evelyn Davis, who has been a member since 1998. Davis recalled how she has watched EBC double in size in her 15 years as a member. What started out as a small, 2,700 square-foot space grew to a 5,000 square-foot facility including a sanctuary, small kitchen and offices. “I look forward to watching EBC expand their ministries so that more people can get to know the Lord,” Davis said. Incorporated in October 1981, Emmanuel Baptist Church was created to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the then fast-growing town of Laurel, according to the church’s website.

The church was created when representatives from three northern Prince George’s County congregations—First Baptist Church of Laurel, Faith Baptist Church and Beltsville Baptist Church—decided that there needed to be another house of worship in the South Laurel area. As part of the revival’s three-day festivities, EBC welcomed the Rev. Everett Pope, pastor of United Baptist Church in New Carrollton, on Oct. 2; the Rev. Clyde Pearson, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Temple Hills, on Oct. 3; and the Rev. Quintin Few, pastor of First Baptist Church of Suitland in Forestville, on Oct. 4. Loftin told the church that to stay strong, the members need to work as a team. He urged them to be committed and offer their services by volunteering to do everything from cooking for events to taking out the trash. And, he said, “Always remember to take care of your pastor.”

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Marc Willis and his wife Kesha, were planning a trip to Puerto Rico on Oct. 3 to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. But the government shutdown forced them to put their much-anticipated trip on hold. Willis, a public affairs specialist with the federal government who works in the District, has been spending the furlough doing odd jobs. Until the last moments of September 30, when the federal government’s fiscal year expired, he felt “very optimistic that there would be an 11th hour decision.” Now he is worried. “I still have a mortgage to pay, a car note. We have things like groceries,” Willis told the AFRO. “We have to keep the lights on.” Fortunately, for the Willises, Kesha is still working. Though they will not go hungry, he is no longer confident that his good government job will always provide for his family. Since he has been furloughed, he has been at the computer, looking for work. “I have been exploring public relations options in the corporate world,” he said. “It used to be that government employment was safe. It was secure. But with the political environment here in D.C., it doesn’t feel that way anymore. And I have a lot of years to go before I retire.” Last week for the first time in his life, Willis filed for unemployment benefits. * Angela Nykanen, Minneapolis, Minn. Administrator The waiting might be tougher for federal workers who don’t live in the shadow of the Capitol. Angela Nykanen is a furloughed federal administrator with the Food and Drug Administration. Her husband also is also a federal worker, but he is exempted from the furlough, which means for the time being, he is working, though not getting paid. Nykanen blames politicians who, she said, are holding the country hostage. Like other furloughed federal workers, Nykanen said she is making sure she stays on top of the news each day. After helping to get her husband off to work, she walks their dog, and then heads out to volunteer at a couple of local agencies. Nykanen has worked for the federal government for 19 years, but she left just before the last government shutdown to join the private sector. She was confident that the mass furlough would be averted. She said she is angry that federal workers, who took a hit during the sequester, are being hit again. “The bills that will get paid are the must pays, not to shut anything off or get the car repossessed,” she said. “Utilities, they may lapse a couple of months.” She is not confident that the shutdown will end anytime soon. “I believe it was just [Republicans’] poker face to get to the debt ceiling issue and that’s gonna be the card they are going to use to hold us hostage.” * Medinat Rasheed, Silver Spring, Md. Cook Medinat Rasheed, 51, a single mother who lives in Silver Spring who has worked in the cafeteria at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda for 14 years. When she reported for work Oct. 1, she was immediately sent home. Although she knew about the government shutdown from watching television news, she did not think she—the cook—would be among the Americans being furloughed. At home, she said she has nothing to do but watch TV, clean the house Mendinat Rasheed cooks, cleans and cook. watches TV and surfs the web on “This is a furlough. very difficult time for me

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Chantra Rideaux, furloughed federal worker financially,” Rasheed said. “I have credit card bills to worry about, my mortgage bill. What’s worse is that I have a daughter in college to think about. I am afraid that soon, I will not be able to afford my groceries.” * Victoria Jones, Bowie, Md. Program Coordinator Not having a job hasn’t been all bad for Victoria Jones, 27, a program coordinator at the Department of Justice. Currently working on graduate degrees, she’s used some of the off time to “get ahead studying,” she said. She heard about the shutdown from emails that were sent out at work. “They told us to keep up with the news and if Congress didn’t reach a compromise [by Sept. 30], not to come to work,” she said. A government employee for five years, Jones said she will be able to make it for several more weeks with her savings. The time off also has given her the opportunity to spend time with her parents and siblings as one family member faces a health challenge. “My circumstance is a little different than people who have families and children,” she said. The first day she slept, picked up her nephews Cade, 9, and Carson, 5, from school, spent time with them and headed over to her parents house. The second day she cleaned out some closets and drawers in her townhouse, threw away some clothes and visited her parents. “I think I went to the gym and ran, also,” she said. She has stayed in touch with friends and colleagues. One friend had a kind of furlough “ladies night” at her home. She’s having lunch or dinner with another friend this week. On Oct. 8, she made barbecued chicken for her parents. Then she spent time

with her nephews. She refuses to stress over a situation that is “out of my control.” “I’m contemplating getting a part-time job to pass the time,” she said. “I’m not going to take years off my life worrying about it. I might apply to New York & Co. At least I’d get a discount out of it.” * Chantra Rideaux, New Orleans Public Affairs Specialist Chantra Rideaux’s days are filled with anxiety. “Every morning when I get up the first thing I do is check the news,” she said. “I’m reading the paper, I’m looking online. I’m watching the television to see if any progress has been made and in what way. A good chunk of my morning is spent on that.” The former television news producer has been with the federal government for three years. The last year and half she has worked for the Department of the Interior in New Orleans. Last weekend, she left the New Orleans area because of the threat of dangerous weather. With the government shutdown, she didn’t know if federal agencies would respond to a weather catastrophe. “We are not really certain about anything,” Rideaux said. Freelancer Maria Adebola contributed to this report.


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The Afro-American, October 12, 2013 - October 18, 2013

COMMUNITY CONNECTION YWCA Launches Domestic Violence Campaign In honor of National Domestic Violence Month, the YWCA National Capital Area recently launched its first domestic violence campaign. The “I Speak Up Because…” campaign allows people in the D.C. area from all ages, backgrounds and genders to voice why they choose to speak up against domestic violence. The responses are posted on the YWCA’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

National Eating Disorder Association Hosts 11th Annual Conference in D.C. National Eating Disorders Association’s (NEDA) 11th annual national conference was held in the District on Oct. 10-12, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The keynote speaker was Dr. Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health. NEDA’s Federal Eating Disorders Lobby Day kicked off the conference. The segment was designed to educate legislators on the importance of funding for treatment and research for eating disorders. The Feeding Hope Fund, launched in February 2013 to raise restricted funds for making grants to qualified clinical researchers and experts, awarded its first grants totaling $400,000. Projects funded will either develop and test new treatments or provide training on established evidence-based treatments to fellow clinicians. This project is in direct response to seriously underfunded clinical research and training in the field of eating disorders. Additionally, the 2013 conference featured programs designed for individuals and families affected by eating disorders. This year, the conference also featured sessions including, “Be a Man,” which was dedicated to examining the special challenges confronting men with eating disorders and the professionals treating them. In the U.S., 10 million men and 20 million women suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified.

Local Nonprofit Dedicates Mural to Mayor Gray So Others Might Eat (SOME) presented a mural, Oct. 3, in honor of Mayor Vincent C. Gray in gratitude for his support of additions to FY13 and FY14 Budgets that will help thousands of District residents improve their lives. Youth residing in SOME’s affordable housing worked with artist, Kyle Holbrook, executive director of Moving Lives of Kids Community Mural Project to create a mural symbolizing the significant role affordable housing plays in strengthening all aspects of family life.  The mural highlights health, employment, education and the reuniting of loved ones.  SOME was already providing over 200 units of affordable housing in 2005 when it determined that D.C.’s lack of affordable housing was the most significant challenge facing the city’s low income and homeless residents. SOME set a goal of creating 1,000 new units of affordable housing and launched its Affordable Housing Development Initiative, chaired by William Conway of the Carlyle Group. Since the beginning of the new initiative, SOME has opened 415 additional units of affordable housing for families and single adults, including the elderly.  Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Kyle Holbrook, executive director of Moving Lives of Kids Community Mural Project and Fr. John Adams, president of SOME were in attendance at the event.

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October 12, 2013 - October 18, 2013, The Afro-American

AFRO Editorial

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OPINION

‘Program Duplication’ At Last–Acknowledged The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on Oct. 7, rendered its long awaited decision in the Historical Black College & University (HBCU) Equality Lawsuit. This is the lawsuit initiated by a coalition of HBCU alumna and students (Coalition) to address perceived violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by the State of Maryland. The Coalition asserts such violations relate to the state’s failure to eliminate various practices that have continuously perpetuated the effects of segregation in the higher education system of Maryland. It was argued that the violations have resulted in depriving students at Maryland’s HBCU institutions educational opportunities comparable to those made available to and received by students at Historically White Institutions (HWI). The court’s decision represents a mixed bag of results. While two of the issues confronting the court were not decided in favor of the Coalition, the court did find that Maryland has blatantly continued policies and practices of unnecessary program duplication that has created a segregative effect in its higher education system. We believe the court ‘s decision on the program duplication issue to be the most important decision in this case. Indeed, we view this decision on program duplication to be one of the most important civil rights judicial decisions since Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. We applaud the attorneys who committed enormous time and countless resources to develop the arguments that have finally uncovered this state’s blasé attitude towards HBCU students and institutions. For many years, and particularly during the past 10, this state has verbally voiced hollow support for eliminating and preventing future occurrences of program duplication of HBCU courses and curriculum. This lawsuit, however, confirms the emptiness of this state’s ovations by highlighting the multiple instances where time after time, program duplication violations have been repeatedly rendered against HBCU students and institutions,

impeding their quests to achieve educational excellence. The decision has deferred rendering a judgment. Instead, mediation has been recommended for purposes of deriving a remedy consistent with the findings outlined in the decision. We believe mediation required by the Equality Lawsuit decision should be conducted with a clear view of achieving all the elements required by our HBCUs to make them more comparable and competitive with the state’s HWIs. We also encourage and look forward to such negotiations introducing new, high demand, unique programmatic areas of excellence for each of the HBCUs consistent with those recommended in the decision. To further eliminate the effects of Maryland’s past illegal program duplication practices, we are excited by the decision’s suggestion that the possible transference of high demand programs from TWI’s to HBCUs and prospects for collaborative programs be considered. All of these new programmatic opportunities should assist in making Maryland’s HBCUs nationally recognized diverse institutions of higher learning as opposed to being, as reflected by a witness in the lawsuit, ‘just another Black college.’

Therefore, in spite of its decision, the Equality Lawsuit has not yet arrived at a conclusion. We are nevertheless encouraged that, with this decision on the issue of Maryland’s violation of the HBCU student and institutional rights under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we are approaching a new era of opportunities not only for the Maryland HBCUs but for all the other HBCUs in the country who have been closely following the Equality Lawsuit case in hopes of securing the additional protections under law this decision will now reflect.

Federal Government Shutdown: America’s Moment of Truth

Congressman Elijah Cummings

If ever the American people needed a strong president willing to stand for what is reasonable and right, that time is now. In 2008 and 2012, our rallying cry was “Barack Obama, we have your back.” Today, at this moment of truth for our country, we can thank God that President Obama has the strong backbone that we need. In the Congress, it is our job to find common ground. For Democrats, however, we will not negotiate with

hostage takers. The lines of battle have been sharply drawn. House Republicans have forced the federal government to shut down. They have aided and abetted a small faction of Tea Party extremists in their effort to take the country hostage by refusing to pass legislation to fund the government. If we Democrats do not bend to their demands, some Republicans declare, they will force our nation to default on her “full faith and credit” for the first time in our history. These forces of reaction would do well to take heed. This is not the first time that we have had this fight, but this time, neither the President nor congressional Democrats will bend. America’s majority has elected a President and congressional allies who will stand up for progressive reform. We will stand firm because it is the right thing to do – and because we understand that far too much is at stake for the Americans we serve. Giving in to the Tea Party’s obsession with defunding the Affordable Care Act would deny access to healthcare for

millions of Americans. The federal law now called Obamacare is not a proposal to be renegotiated. It is the law of the land – passed by the Congress, signed by the president, and upheld by the Supreme Court. The act does provide significant financial assistance to the working poor. However, of the 28 million Americans who now are able to gain access to insurance, 8 million earn well above the poverty level. Two-thirds of these uninsured Americans have full-time jobs – and another 16 percent are working part-time. The Affordable Care Act will give these working, middle class families access to health care that the private sector refused to give them before passage of the law. It would be morally reprehensible to now abandon the 17 million children who no longer are denied coverage because they have pre-existing conditions, or the 3 million young adults who already have gained access to health coverage by remaining on their parents’ insurance. How could we betray the more than 5 million seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare who have saved more than $3.1 billion on prescription drugs because of the Affordable Care Act? We could not, and we won’t. As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has declared, “We are locked in tight on Obamacare.” If House Speaker Boehner would allow an unencumbered vote on federal funding, there are now enough House Republicans who have indicated they would support a bill to reopen the government to assure a bipartisan majority. America, however, is being harmed by gridlock within the House Republican Conference. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are not working and facing severe hardships. Critical medical research is not being performed. Women, infants and children are being threatened.

The Federal Shutdown is Very Personal

In the interest of full disclosure, I work for the largest labor union in the federal sector: the American Federation of Government Employees. But I am not writing on their behalf or because I was told to do so. This is personal. Federal employees are largely invisible. Actually, we take them for granted. With certain exceptions such as TSA and the VA, most of us Bill Fletcher Jr. think almost nothing about NNPA Columnist them until and unless we have a problem that forces us into the federal system, be that Social Security, worker rights, food safety, or any number of other issues. We get so

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used to the services provided by federal workers that many of us actually believe that these matters are being performed automatically. I would go further and suggest that some of us seem to believe that it is being done through magic. With the government shutdown/lockout, we come face-toface with the reality of government. Various functions have stopped working altogether; agencies and offices are closed; and almost a million workers are out on the street. I know some of those workers. Let me tell you a bit about what they are facing: complete uncertainty. For years, politicians, particularly but not exclusively Republicans, have been making federal workers scapegoats for any number of problems. Then last year there was the sequestration which, in effect, cut the pay of hundreds of thousands of workers. With the shutdown/lockout, these same workers have been thrown into a mist. They have rents and mortgages to pay; they have credit card payments; they have children in school, yet those in Congress who have shut down the government care not one bit for this reality. They see the federal worker as an enemy

The nation’s welfare and security are weakened – all because House Republicans will not allow us to proceed (and negotiate) in what is called “regular order.” The president and congressional Democrats have all declared publicly that we are prepared to negotiate on the pressing budgetary issues of our time. However, we will not negotiate with a fiscal gun pointed at our heads. To do so would be wrong – and it also would set the nation up for further socially devastating hostage demands on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. That, I am convinced, is the ultimate objective of this Tea Party shutdown. To be fair, Boehner and a number of mainstream Republicans have been reported as assuring the nation that they will not allow a default that would breach America’s full faith and credit. Yet, default is exactly what the Tea Party faction has been threatening. Wall Street, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and even Fox News understand that any failure by our government to pay our bills as they become due would inflict devastating and, to some extent, irreversible harm upon all Americans. This is why the political debate has now gone beyond the current federal shutdown. We are sharply focused upon raising the debt limit – the statutory limit upon federal borrowing. The financial meltdown and Bush recession triggered a terrible storm for our nation. Any breach in America’s full faith and credit would bring down a hurricane upon us all. At this moment of truth for our nation, protecting our nation from that hurricane is our constitutional duty. For President Obama, House Speaker Boehner and the Congress as a whole, fulfilling that duty will require both wisdom and a strong backbone. Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s Seventh Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

and they want that enemy punished. The shutdown is a “twofor” as far as the Tea Party Republicans are concerned: go after the Obama administration and go after the federal worker. In the name of blocking health care for more than 50 million people, the Tea Party Republicans have shut down the government. In shutting down the government they have rendered another million people unemployed, thereby setting in motion economic dominoes that may wreck entire communities. One would think that they might think twice about this, but the political motivations of this attack are too strong for some and if they have to bring everything down in order to prove a point, they are apparently quite willing to do so. This only stops when we stop them. Bill Fletcher, Jr. works for the American Federation of Government Employees. This commentary does not necessarily represent the views of the AFGE and was not written on their behalf.

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Award-Winning Photo Exhibit Proceeds Despite Shutdown

By Zenitha Prince

AFRO Corresponding Writer The power palaces of Washington are shut down, but for photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson the show must go on. For the first time in a decade, the works of the award-winning photojournalist will be on exhibit at two galleries in the District -- the Anacostia Arts Center from 6 to 9 p.m. and at the B Spot Gallery from 4 to 8 p.m. -daily through Oct. 30. Perhaps best recognized for his trademark visual call-andresponse shooting style, where the focus is on the subject’s eyes and hands, Johnson said this exhibit is a departure from his usual work. “Compared to my more recognized black and white documentary photographs, this exhibition represents a turning point in the evolution of my work,” he said in a statement. The solo photography display, “Mysterioso: Rhythm. Movement. Improvisation,” is a tribute to jazz. Inspired by Thelonious Monk’s 1958 jazz album, “Misterioso,” Johnson said the exhibit will “ignite a sense of mystery and intrigue in viewers and take them on an intellectual and artistic journey through space and time.” Using bold, rhythmic patterns of colors, evocative lighting, sculptural silhouettes and interesting shapes, the photos capture the movement, energy, tension and underlying harmony reminiscent of an improvisational jazz performance or the smoky ambience of a 1940s jazz club. “Soft, muted shades” called “hush tones,” created through a special technique Johnson developed using fabrics, “enchant the quiet zones of the viewer’s soul,” the artist said. His images of flowers, dancers and musicians are conveyed in mind-bending shapes and abstract colors explode out of the frames, capturing the imagination. “You will be able to feel the images as well as see them,” said Johnson. An acclaimed photographer, Johnson has captured the likenesses of newsmakers such as President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali, Princess Diana, Naomi Campbell, Oprah Winfrey, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. His photographs are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Johnson is the author of the bestseller, “Soul Sanctuary: Images of the African American Worship Experience,” a coffee table size book that captures the first authentic documentation of the worship experience of Black churches. Johnson’s mentor, the legendary photographer Gordon Parks, wrote the book’s foreword. He has also contributed work to 24 books, more than 55 magazines, and five films, including the feature film “Guess Who.” The Howard University alumnus and District resident is the recipient of an ArtMakers Award from the national HistoryMakers organization. He formerly worked for USA Today and ABC News.

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Alexandria, Va. Mayor William D. “Bill” Euille

Book Cover: shown here – Stephen Neal; Jonathan A. Mason Sr.; Tony Wylliet and Ronald Busby

RG3 Jersey Winner (center) with other program participants

Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio)

Hiram E. Jackson, CEO, Real Time Media, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity International President Jonathan A. Mason Sr. The Hungry Jacks Band, featuring Nightinggayle

Robert Griffin III’s mother picking autographed jersey winner

The latest edition of Who’s Who in Black Washington, D.C. was unveiled Sept. 18 at a reception saluting “Men of Excellence” by Real Times Media. The local “Men of Excellence” included D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, Alexandria, Va. Mayor William Euille, ABC7/WJLA News Anchor Leon Harris, Historian Lonnie Bunch and Howard University President Sidney Ribeau.

Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau

Who’s Who family honored at the unveiling Don and Ron Baker, celebrity photographers

(Courtesy photos

Dan Williams, Experience Columbus convention sales director

Who’s Who Publishing COO Carter D. Womack with Ms. Veterans America Denyce Gordon

Tribute in Taps: The Manzari Brothers (John and Leo)

The President’s message: Marian Wright Edelman

Robert Griffin III’s parents

The Road to Freedom by Myah Woods

Experiment to Success by Angela Glover Blackwell

Members of the Kent East Hill Revitalization Group from the State of Washington

The CDF Freedom Schools Children and the WPAS Children of the Gospel Choir; Michele Fowlin, Conductor

Cello players: Malik Kofi and Udi Bar-David

A special tribute to the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton

God Bless the Child: Joshua, Jonah and Ezra Edelman

Leading Forward by Michael Tubbs and Amanda Aguirre

The Grand Finale

Some of the CDF youths who attended the celebration

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was hailed for her contributions to child advocacy Sept. 30 as the Children’s Defense Fund celebrated its 40th Anniversary at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The event was a homecoming of sorts for the former first lady who, just out of law school, worked for CDF as a staff attorney, later serving on the board and most recently as board chairman. Photos by Rob Roberts

Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd and Dr. Paulette C. Walker, National President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

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The Manzari Brothers taking pictures with fans

Dr. Barbara Shaw(left), Child Advocate and CDF Board member and Alotta Taylor(right), director, Mission Support and Communications, NASA Headquarters, with a guest

Paul Monteiro, Office of Public Engagement, The White House

Staff member, Marlena Lanham-Tracy (center) with guest exiting the concert hall


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Top 2014 Black Magazine Internships There are hundreds of publications that target African-American readers including newspapers, magazines, blogs and more. Such publications are often career-starters for many students studying journalism, photography, business, public relations, advertising, marketing, sales, management and more. According to BlackNews.com, these are the top 5 Black magazine internship programs to get started:

artists, photo editors, sales and advertising. The company also has a sister magazine called Jones magazine that offers internships for talented fashion and beauty writers, as well as photographers, videographers, stylists, make-up artists, photo editors, sales and advertising. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/10/the-source-magazineinternships.html

1 - Essence Communications Internship Program. This program is open to undergraduate, graduate students, or recent college graduates interested in a career in the media industry. Applicants must have a strong interest in issues pertaining to African- American women. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/10/essencecommunications-internship.html

4 - Upscale Magazine Internship. This program offers a college credit for students with interest in website and print design. Current or recent design students may apply. The position includes maintaining the Upscale magazine website, creating online newsletters, surveys and forms, and print projects. Learn more at www.findinternships. com/2013/10/upscale-magazine-internship.html

2 - Black Enterprise Internships. This program is designed to provide real-life work experiences for college students interested in a career in the media industry. College students who are juniors, seniors or in graduate school may apply. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/10/black-enterprise-internships.html

5 - Giant Life Internships. This program offers work experiences for college students interested in the media and publishing industry. Internships are available in editorial, advertising and marketing, art, production, fashion and multimedia. They offer college credit for completing the internship and also give students real-world experience in a professional environment. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/10/giantlife-internships.html

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Ayanna Gregory Pays Homage to Father, Trailblazing Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory By Ariel Medley AFRO Staff Writer Ayanna Gregory, daughter of comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, embraced her father on stage at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in downtown Silver Spring on Sept. 28 after giving a stunning performance in her highly acclaimed play, “Daughter of the Struggle.” 

 “This play is an ode to my father,” said Gregory. “It’s my way of letting him know, ‘I know who you are now.’” 

 Gregory stressed to the audience how important these stories were to her and how important it is for everyone to share their stories with younger generations. “Turn off the TV. You be the movie. You be the storyteller,” she said.

 Told through a series of recollections and songs, Gregory’s one-woman play reminiscences about her life as one of 10 children growing up with Dick Gregory as her father. “It was like an adventure, you never knew what would happen next,” said Gregory, with a laugh. 

 “We also had so many rules in my house. We were not allowed to eat meat, white bread or sugar. We were not allowed to pierce our ears, perm our hair, watch TV, or eat and drink at the same time, ” recalls Gregory. “There were times when we [kids] were angry. There were seven

girls and three boys and we didn’t always understand at the time.” 
 She chuckled at remembering how she and her siblings would sneak chicken and Now-AndLater’s and crowd in front of a small TV to catch a few programs when her father was away. “Imagine 10 kids all trying to watch three channels on a four-inch, black-and-white TV.” 

 As the youngest daughter of the family, Gregory said she didn’t understand at the time who her father truly was. 

 “[My father] was away a lot,” said Gregory. “I was embarrassed to say I didn’t know who he was. I learned through books and stories.” Through these stories, Gregory would learn how, as a comedian, her father paved the way for men like Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, and Eddie Murphy and, as a civil rights activist, how he helped save and change lives forever. 

 On stage, Gregory transformed from character to character, retelling the stories she had heard growing up. She told of how her older sisters, ages three and five, were thrown into a paddy wagon after marching with their mother. She told stories of how her father marched for freedom in Mississippi, how he helped others pay for medical school, how he stood up to police brutality during the sixties in the Deep South, and how he emphasized the importance of health and a good diet for longevity. 

 She said she learned through film of police-protester clashes at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago about the real dangers that surrounded her family. She shared stories of how her family’s phone lines were tapped and about the frequent death threats her father received. 

 “I never knew how dangerous life was then,” said Gregory.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross By Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Dr. Donald Yacovone Book Review By Kam Williams

Dr. Henry Louis Gates

By and large, history books have marginalized the AfricanAmerican community by either omitting or minimizing its cornucopia of contributions to the country. Similarly, the African-American psyche has been trivialized by a host of harmful stereotypes which suggest that we aren’t as diverse or as capable of experiencing the same full range of emotions as Caucasians. How else can you explain that the mayor of New York City might rationalize employing the “stop and frisk” police tactic against blacks in wholesale fashion, as if criminality is a racial trait instead of judging people by the content of their character as envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King a half-century ago? Fortunately, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross has

just been published in the face of such persisting, institutionalized prejudice. Co-written by Harvard’s Dr. Henry Louis Gates and Dr. Donald Yacovone, the book is basically a companion piece to the six-part television series of the same name that’s set to premiere on PBS on Oct. 22. But this relatively-encyclopedic opus has been afforded the luxury of being able to explore the same subject-matter in much greater depth. Arranged chronologically, it starts with a chapter covering the period from 1500-1540 when Africans first arrived in the so-called New World. Next comes the period during which skin color-coded slavery became institutionalized, followed by 1700-1811, which the authors dub “The Age of Revolutions.” That’s followed by “Half Slave, Half Free,” the awkward ante bellum era when many Africans were emancipated while the majority remained in chains. Subsequently, in succession, came the Civil War, Reconstruction, lynchings and the rise of the Klan, en route to the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements and President Obama in the White House. An engaging journey through African-American history from a fresh perspective reflecting the rich inner lives of black folks irrespective of station.


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Meet the Pastor Rev. Raymond Massenburg, Ph.D., age 46 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 1415 15th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 Years served: 2 Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Education: DePaul University, Chicago, Ill.; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.; University of Illinois, Chicago; and SeaburyWestern Theological Seminary, Evanston, Ill. How did you hear your calling? The story of my call to ministry has been a lot of different steps. I actually heard my call first when I was a little boy, but I wasn’t ready to take it seriously until I was in my 30s. I was pretty much unchurched at that time. I found the Episcopal Church haphazardly; one of my fraternity brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, happened to be a rector of a big thriving church in Chicago. I started attending that church. I was studying and I had become a professor. My plan was to be a professor and have a church on the south side of Chicago. But while I was in seminary I was working with another rector who was a full-time

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doctor and a rector. I thought that he was overwhelmed. At that point I realized that if I was going to be a rector or priest, I needed to focus full time. So God blessed me with the best associate rector position in Chicago. I did that for awhile. It dawned on me that there were not a lot of opportunities in Chicago. Now the funny thing is that if I had known that, I probably would not have thought to get ordained. It’s interesting how the Lord gave me a little bit at a time. So I applied nationally, but before I even applied, I started talking to clergy around the nation and everyone said to me that I would be great at St. Luke’s. I applied to St. Luke’s and I got called to the church as priest-in-charge and from priest-in-charge to rector. Now I am the rector of the best Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. My Installation as the

ninth rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be 4 p.m., Nov. 3. What was the biggest surprise when you

started ministry? My biggest surprise in coming to St. Luke’s is how active and strong the parishioners are. They are my greatest blessings because they are both wise and strong and have strong theological and spiritual backgrounds. What aspect are you most proud of? The Episcopal Church nationally has been seeing a decrease in membership; however, since I have been at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the church has been growing by leaps and bounds. I think it has a lot to do with the spirit of the people and the energy of the place. What’s the most exciting thing about your ministry? St. Luke’s is a historically Black congregation with a very unique challenge. The church was built pretty much right after slavery. However, we are now in an area that is predominately white or multicultural. We have a large LGBTQ community around us. The most exciting thing is how we will embrace diversity and what that will mean for a place like St. Luke’s and our history. How does social media enhance your ministry, or not? One thing for sure is that social media does play a role. Nowadays before someone comes to your church, they want to find who you are on the internet and they want to see what you are about. Our website is www.stlukesdc.org.

I’m active on twitter @ RevRayMass and I have over 1,000 followers. Who in your community most inspires you? I’m inspired by Joseph Wysocki, a Roman Catholic Priest, who is Caucasian. He has come to this church and has really put together a wonderful and thriving music program. It’s like the St. Luke’s of old. What’s your favorite form of recreation and self-care? I like to relax and hang out with my family. I have a wonderful wife, my bride, Yvonne of 11 years and we have two sons, Raymond and Malcolm, who serve as acolytes. I like spending family time with my wife and sons. I like to work out at the gym.

Alfred Street Baptist Church Gives Free Groceries to Families As local residents continue to struggle to put food on the table, the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church reached out, Sept. 28, to lend them a helping hand. Partnering with ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically), the church distributed free groceries to 1,400 families in the community. The 2nd annual Feed the 5,000 service project provided the families with enough food for a week. The Alfred Street Baptist congregation supplied

eggs, produce, cereal, rice, fruit, potatoes, baked beans, and peanut butter and jelly, among other foodstuffs. Families also received frozen whole chickens. Participants picked up bags of groceries at four locations across Alexandria. The project is based on a Christian story of a miracle where Jesus Christ fed 5,000 people with two fish and five loaves of bread. The heart of the account addresses sharing resources and meeting the

immediate needs of those who lack. Feed the 5,000 is the vision of Alfred Street’s pastor, the Rev. Dr. HowardJohn Wesley, who just celebrated his fifth pastoral anniversary. “It is imperative in times like these that we remember those who hunger in our communities,” he said. “We must feed 5,000 and even 5,000 more to fulfill the mission of God given to us.” The event helps spread the love of Christ by

providing food and letting the community know that the church cares about them, said Darryl Howell, director of the project. “This will have a tremendous impact on our community. Nearly one in 10 Virginians live below the poverty level, according to the Virginia Poverty Task Force,” Howell said. “Behind every statistic, there is a story. We are trying to help provide

some relief and assistance to our community and turn some of those stories around.” Project managers worked closely with the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) to identify families that qualified for federal assistance. Applicants were required to register with a local DCHS office or at Alfred Street Baptist Church

prior to the event. The Alfred Street Baptist Church is located in historic Old Town Alexandria, VA and has served the community for over 200 years. For more information, click on www.alfredstreet. org; www.facebook.com/ AlfredStreetBaptistChurch, or follow Alfred Street Baptist Church on Twitter @ AlfredStreetBC.


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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM954 Rudolph Barnes, Sr. Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Cedeaster F. Barnes and R u d o l p h B a r n e s J r. whose address(es) are 110 53rd St N.E. Washington, DC 20019 and 164 Mississippi Ave SE, Apt 102, Washington, DC 20032 were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of Rudolph Barnes Sr., who died on June 12th, 2013 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before March 27th, 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 March 27th, 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: September 27, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Cedeaster F. Barnes and Rudolph Barnes, Jr. Personal Representative(s)

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM457 Lillie Martin Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Jill Martin, whose address is 1365 Iris Street, NW, Washington, DC 20012, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Lillie H. Martin, who died on August 4th, 2012 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before March 27th, 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 March 27th, 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: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Jill Martin Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY

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REGISTER OF TYPESET: TueWILLS Oct 01 16:18:07 EDTChanges 2013 TRUE TEST COPY a. Name 202-879-1133 $ 80.00 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13 REGISTER OF TYPESET: TueWILLS Oct 08 12:53:42 EDT 2013 b. Real Property $ 200.00 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13 Superior Court of the District of Superior Court of District of Columbia FAMILY COURT the District of PROBATE DIVISION District of Columbia 202-879-1212 Washington, D.C. PROBATE DIVISION 20001-2131 DOMESTIC RELATIONS Washington, D.C. Administration No. 20001-2131 20132ADM465 202-879-0157 Administration No. Belinda M. Rollins 2012ADM199 Decedent Ernest Sims NOTICE OF a. Absent Defendant $ 150.00 Decedent APPOINTMENT, NOTICE OF b. Absolute Divorce $ 150.00 NOTICE TO APPOINTMENT, CREDITORS NOTICE TO c. Custody Divorce $150.00 AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS UNKNOWN HEIRS AND NOTICE TO Louise S. Carey, whose UNKNOWN HEIRS To place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262, Public Notices $50.00 & up address is 1013 9th Jean M. Crosby , whose Street NE, Washington, depending on size, Baltimore Legal Notices are $24.84 per inch. address is 911 ApDC 20002, was applewood Street, Capitol pointed personal repre1-800 (AFRO) 892 Heights, Maryland sentative of the estate of 20743, was were ap- Belinda M. Rollins , who For Proof of Publication, please call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244 pointed personal repre- died on March 2, 2012 sentative of the estate of without a Will. All unTYPESET: Tue Oct 01 16:20:51 EDTTue2013 TYPESET: Oct 01 16:20:14 EDTTue 2013 Ernest Sims, who died on known heirs and heirs TYPESET: Tue Oct 01 16:19:39 EDT 2013 LEGAL NOTICES TYPESET: Oct 08 12:55:22 January 13th, 2012 with whose whereabouts are a will and will serve with- unknown shall enter their Superior Court of out Court supervision. All a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of the District of unknown heirs and heirs proceeding. Objections the District of the District of the District of District of Columbia whose whereabouts are to such appointment (or Columbia Columbia Columbia PROBATE DIVISION unknown shall enter their to the probate of deCivil Division Civil Division Civil Division Washington, D.C. appearance in this Case No. 5348-2013 cedent´s will) shall be Case No. 13-0006666 20001-2131 Case No. 13-0006435 proceeding. Objections filed with the Register of IN RE: IN RE: Administration No. IN RE: to such appointment (or Wills, D.C., 515 5th Connie Denise Carson Luiza Athayde 2013ADM960 to the probate of de- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Applicant Taunee Rose Grant De Araujo Alberta Murphy cedent´s will) shall be W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . ORDER OF Applicant Applicant Decedent filed with the Register of 20001, on or before PUBLICATION ORDER OF NOTICE OF ORDER OF Wills, D.C., 515 5th CHANGE OF NAME October 27th, 2013. APPOINTMENT, PUBLICATION PUBLICATION Connie Denise Carson havStreet, N.W., 3rd Floor Claims against the deNOTICE TO CHANGE OF NAME CHANGE OF NAME ing filed a an applicatioin for Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . cedent shall be preCREDITORS Taunee Rose Grant having judgment changing the name Luiza Athayde De Araujo 20001, on or before April sented to the underhaving filed a application for AND NOTICE TO from Connie Denise Carson filed an application for judg11 t h , 2 0 1 4 . C l a i m s judgment changing the name Connie Denise Taylor and UNKNOWN HEIRS signed with a copy to the ment changing the name to against the decedent Register of Wills or filed Donald Murphy, whose from Luiza Athayde De having applied to the court for from Taunee Rose Grant to an Order of Publication of the Araujo to Luc Athayde De shall be presented to the with the Register of Wills address is 257 56th Pl, Emery Jackson Grant and Araujo and having applied to notice required by law in such undersigned with a copy with a copy to the under- N.E. Washington, D.C. having applied to the court for cases; it is by the Court this the court for an Order of Pubto the Register of Wills or signed, on or before 20019, was were apan Order of Publication of the 23rd day of September 2013, lication of the notice required filed with the Register of October 27th, 2013, or pointed personal repreby law in such cases; it is by notice required by law in such hereby Wills with a copy to the be forever barred. Per- sentative of the estate of Court this 2nd day of cases; it is by the Court this ORDERED, that a copy of the undersigned, on or be- sons believed to be heirs Alberta Murphy, who October 2013, hereby this Order be published once 23rd day of September 2013, a week for three (3) consecu- ORDERED, that a copy of fore April 11th, 2014, or or legatees of the de- died on April 24th, 2006 hereby this Order be published once tive weeks, to be completed be forever barred. Per- cedent who do not re- without a will and will ORDERED, that a copy of within 30 days of filing of the a week for three (3) consecusons believed to be heirs ceive a copy of this notice serve without Court suthis Order be published once application in The Afro- tive weeks, in The Afroor legatees of the de- by mail within 25 days of pervision. All unknown a week for three (3) consecu- American Newspaper, a American Newspapers, a cedent who do not re- its first publication shall heirs and heirs whose of general cirtive weeks, in The Afro- newspaper of general cir- newspaper ceive a copy of this notice so inform the Register of whereabouts are unculation of the District of culation of the District of American Newspapers, a Columbia; and it is further by mail within 25 days of Wills, including name, known shall enter their Columbia; and it is further newspaper of general cir- ORDERED, that the publica- ORDERED, that the publicaits first publication shall address and relation- a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s culation of the District of tion must began no later than tion must began no later than proceeding. Objections so inform the Register of ship. two weeks after the filing of two weeks after the filing of Columbia; and it is further to such appointment Wills, including name, Date of Publication: the application; and is further ORDERED, that the publica- the application; and is further shall be filed with the address and relation- September 27th, 2013 ORDERED, that the FINAL ORDERED, that the FINAL tion must began no later than Register of Wills, D.C., ship. HEARING on this application on this application Name of newspaper: 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd 12 days after the filing of the HEARING Date of Publication: to change name will be held to change name will be held Afro-American Floor Washington, D.C. application; and is further in Judge-in-Chambers, October 11th, 2013 in Judge-in-Chambers, Washington 20001, on or before ORDERED, that the FINAL Room 4220 in the District of Room 4220 in the District of Name of newspaper: Law Reporter March 27th, 2014. HEARING on this application Columbia at 500 Indiana Columbia at 500 Indiana Afro-American Louise S.Carey Claims against the deto change name will be held Avenue NW Washington DC Avenue NW Washington DC Washington Personal cedent shall be prei n J u d g e - i n - C h a m b e r s , 20001, on the 12th day of 20001, on the 20th day of Law Reporter November, 2013 at 2:30 pm. 2013 at 3:00 pm. Representative sented to the underRoom 4220 in the District of November, Jean M. Crosby If any person desires to opIf any person desires to opsigned with a copy to the Columbia at 500 Indiana Personal TRUE TEST COPY pose this application, that pose this application, that Register of Wills or filed Avenue NW Washington DC person or his or her attorney person or his or her attorney Representative REGISTER OF WILLS with the Register of Wills 20001, on the 12th day of must be present at the hear- must be present at the hear9/27/, 10/4, 10/11/13 with a copy to the underNovember, 2013 at 2:30 pm. ing or file written detailed ing or file written detailed TRUE TEST COPY signed, on or before If any person desires to op- objections five (5) days in ad- objections five (5) days in adREGISTER OF WILLS vance of the hearing with March 27th, 2014, or be of the hearing with pose this application, that vance Judge-in-Chambers and mail Judge-in-Chambers and mail forever barred. Persons person or his or her attorney a copy of the applicant or ap- a copy of the applicant or ap10/11, 10/18, 11/25/13 believed to be heirs or must be present at the hear- plicant’s counsel; and it is fur- plicant’s counsel; and it is furlegatees of the decedent ther ing or file written detailed ther who do not receive a ORDERED, that objections five (5) days in ad- ORDERED: copy of this notice by mail the applicant must send the that notice be sent to the apvance of the hearing with within 25 days of its first for change of Judge-in-Chambers and mail plicant’s creditors personally application publication shall so inname of an adult and notice or by registered or certified a copy of the applicant or ap- mail and that proof of service of final hearing to the apform the Register of plicant’s counsel; and it is fur- b e m a d e b y f i l i n g t h e plicant’s creditors personally Wills, including name, ther or by registered or certified affidavit/declaration of seraddress and relationmail and show proof of serORDERED; that the ap- vice in name change cases. ship. vice by filing the affidavit/ SO ORDERED plicant must send the Date of Publication: declaratiion of service. aplication for change of JUDGE September 27th, 2013 SO ORDERED 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13 name of an adult and notice Name of newspaper: JUDGE of final hearing to the apAfro-American plicant’s creditors personally 10/11, 11/18, 11/25/13 Washington or by registered or certified Law Reporter Donald Murphy mail and show proof of serPersonal vice by filing the affidavit/ Representative declaration SO ORDERED TRUE TEST COPY JUDGE REGISTER OF WILLS 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

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TYPESET: Oct 01 16:13:25 EDTTue 2013 TYPESET: Oct 01 16:14:47 EDTTue 2013 TYPESET: Tue2013 Oct 08 17:39:24 TYPESET: Oct 08 12:52:01 EDTTue 2013 TYPESET: Oct 08 12:54:46 EDT TYPESET: Tue Oct 01 16:03:32 TYPESET: EDTTue 2013 Oct 01 16:09:34 EDTTue 2013 TYPESET: Oct 01 16:37:28 EDTTue 2013 TYPESET: Oct 08 12:48:19 EDTTue 2013 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM962 Clarence E. Butler Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Shirlena M. Butler whose address is 1324 Talbert Court, Unit A, Washington, DC 20020 was were appointed personal representative of the estate of Clarence E. Butler, who died on May 1, 2013 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before April 4, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before April 4,2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: October 4th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Shirlena M. Butler Personal Representative

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM948 Percy Harrison, Jr. Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Ruby L. Tutt Harrison, whose address is 5909 Foote Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Percy Harrison, Jr. who died on February 17th, 2013 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before March 27th, 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 March 27th, 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: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ruby L. Tutt Harrison Personal Representative

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM955 Edward L. Gray AKA Edward L. Graye Decedent Larry C. Williams 1200 N Street, NW Apt. 403 Washington,DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Roma L. Gray, whose address is 1200 N Street, NW, APT 403, Washington, DC 20005 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Edward L. Gray AKA Edward L. Graye, who died on May 17th, 2003 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before March 27th, 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 March 27th, 204, 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. TRUE TEST COPY Date of Publication: TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Oct 08 12:49:10 EDT 2013 REGISTER September 27th, 2013 10/4, 10/11,10/18 TRUE TEST COPY Name of newspaper: REGISTER OF WILLS Afro-American TYPESET: Tue Oct 01 16:10:21 EDT 2013 9/27,10/4, 10/11/13 Washington Superior Court of Law Reporter the District of The Afro American District of Columbia Superior Court of Newspaper Co. PROBATE DIVISION Roma L. Gray the District of Washington, D.C. Personal District of Columbia 20001-2131 Representative PROBATE DIVISION

Administration No. 2012ADM401 Josephine Witherspoon Teague AKA Josephine W.Teague Decedent William A. Bland, Esq. 1140 Connecticut Ave, NW, #1100 Washington, DC 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Barbara L. Lucas, whose address is 1495 Newton S t r e e t , N W. # 2 0 5 , Washington, DC 20010, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Josephine Witherspoon, who died on January 18th, 2012 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before April 11 t h , 2 0 1 4 . C l a i m s 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 April 11th, 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: Octiober 11th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Barbara L. Lucas Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 10/11, 11/18, 11/25/13

Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM497 Sophie Wechsler Decedent Michele Zavos Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC 1400 Spring St. #460 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Michele Zavos and Jacqueline Rose Lerchbaum whose address(es) are 1604 Newton St. NE, Washington DC 20018/ 39 Rue de la Charelle. Paris France were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of Sophie Wechsler, who died on December 5th, 2012 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before March 30th, 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 March 30th, 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: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Michele Zavos and Jacqueline Rose Lercbhbaum Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/27/, 10/4, 10/11/13

TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF TYPESET: TueWILLS Oct 01 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM920 Glory Hill Washington Decedent Leonard C. Pederson, Jr,. Esq. 5039 Connecticut Ave N.W.,Building Three Washington,D.C. 20008 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Russell Alonzo Washington, whose address is 1106 McCollough Court, N.W. Washington, DC 20001 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Glory Hill Washington, who died on June 24, 2013 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before March 27th, 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 March 27th, 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: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Russell Alonzo Washington Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM94 Leonard L Foster AKA Leonard Lee Foster Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Alan Lee Foster, whose address is 19005Crosstie Terrace, Germantown MD , 20874 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Leonard L. Foster AKA Leonard Lee Foster, who died on March 16th, 2011 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 March 27th, 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 March 27th, 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: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Alan Lee Foster Personal Representative

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Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of the District of the District of the District of District of Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 20001-2131 20001-2131 Administration No. Administration No. Administration No. 2013ADM928 2012ADM478 20132ADM992 John W. Nolan Desiree Knights-Taylor Lillian Winstead Decedent Decedent AKA NOTICE OF Barbara J Hargrove Lillian D. Winstead APPOINTMENT, 1816 Powder Mill Road Decedent NOTICE TO Silver Spring, MD William A. Bland, Esq. CREDITORS 20903 1140 Connecticut Ave. AND NOTICE TO Attorney Suite 1100 UNKNOWN HEIRS NOTICE OF Washington, DC 20036 Suharsih Nolan and APPOINTMENT, Attorney Catina Hancock, whose NOTICE TO NOTICE OF address are 3275 15th CREDITORS APPOINTMENT, Place SE #201 WashingAND NOTICE TO NOTICE TO ton, DC 20020 were apUNKNOWN HEIRS CREDITORS pointed personal repreBarbara J. Hargrove, AND NOTICE TO sentative(s) of the estate Esq. whose address is UNKNOWN HEIRS of John W. Nolan, who Pamela Y. Scott-Holmes, 1816 Powder MIll Road, died on July 16th, 2013 Joseph S. Winstead and Silver Spring, Maryland without a will, and will k a r e n E . W i n s t e a d 20903, was appointed serve without Court suwhose addresses are personal representative pervision. All unknown of the estate of Desiree 2763 31st Place, NE, heirs and heirs whose Washington, DC 20018, knights-Taylor, who died whereabouts are un1134 Barnaby Terrace, on January 21, 2012 known shall enter their SE, Washington, DC without a will and will appearance in this 20032 and 70 Oakridge serve without Court suproceeding. Objections Dr. Ellenwood GA 30294 pervision. All unknown to such appointment heirs and heirs whose were appointed personal shall be filed with the representatives of the whereabouts are unRegister of Wills, D.C., estate of Lillian Winstead known shall enter their 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd AKA Lillian D. Winstead, a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Floor Washington, D.C. who died on December proceeding. Objections 20001, on or before 31st, 2012 without a will to such appointment (or March 27, 2014. Claims and will serve without to the probate of deagainst the decedent Court supervision. All un- cedent´s will) shall be shall be presented to the known heirs and heirs filed with the Register of undersigned with a copy whose whereabouts are Wills, D.C., 515 5th to the Register of Wills or unknown shall enter their Street, N.W., 3rd Floor filed with the Register of W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . appearance in this Wills with a copy to the proceeding. Objections 20001, on or before April undersigned, on or beto such appointment 4 t h , 2 0 1 4 . C l a i m s fore March 27th, 2014, or shall be filed with the against the decedent be forever barred. PerRegister of Wills, D.C., shall be presented to the sons believed to be heirs 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd undersigned with a copy or legatees of the deto the Register of Wills or Floor Washington, D.C. cedent who do not re20001, on or before April filed with the Register of ceive a copy of this notice 11 t h , 2 0 1 4 . C l a i m s Wills with a copy to the by mail within 25 days of against the decedent undersigned, on or beits first publication shall shall be presented to the fore April 4th, 2014, or be so inform the Register of undersigned with a copy forever barred. Persons Wills, including name, to the Register of Wills or believed to be heirs or address and relationfiled with the Register of legatees of the decedent ship. Wills with a copy to the who do not receive a Date of Publication: undersigned, on or be- copy of this notice by mail September 27th, 2013 fore April 11th, 2014 or within 25 days of its first Name of newspaper: publication shall so inbe forever barred. PerAfro-American sons believed to be heirs form the Register of Washington or legatees of the de- Wills, including name, Law Reporter cedent who do not re- address and relationceive a copy of this notice ship. Suharsih Nolan by mail within 25 days of Date of Publication: and Catina Hancock its first publication shall October 11th, 2013 Personal so inform the Register of Name of newspaper: Representative Wills, including name, Afro-American address and relation- Washington TRUE TEST COPY Law Reporter ship. REGISTER OF WILLS Barbara J. Date of Publication: TYPESET: Tue10/11/13 Oct 01 9/27, 10/4, Hargrove, Esq. October 11th, 2013 Personal Name of newspaper: TRUE TEST COPY Representative Afro-American REGISTER OF WILLS TRUE TEST COPY Washington Superior Court of TYPESET: Tue10/11/13 Oct 01 16:14:04 EDT 2013 9/27, 10/4, REGISTER OF WILLS Law Reporter the District of Pamela Y.Scott-Holmes TYPESET: Tue Oct 08 12:53:06 2013 DistrictEDT of Columbia 10/11, 11/18, 11/25/13 Joseph S. Winstead PROBATE DIVISION Superior Court of Karen E. Winstead 16:10:58 2013 Washington, D.C. the EDT District of Personal Superior Court of 20001-2131 District of Columbia Representatives the District of PROBATE DIVISION Administration No. District of Columbia Washington, D.C. 2013ADM971 TRUE TEST COPY PROBATE DIVISION 20001-2131 Charlotte McCoy REGISTER OF WILLS W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . TYPESET: Tue Oct 08 12:51:12 EDT 2013 Administration No. Decedent 10/11/, 10/18, 11/25/13 20001-2131 2012ADM938 NOTICE OF Administration No. Flora Brown Carter APPOINTMENT, 2013ADM985 Decedent Superior Court of NOTICE TO Edward M. Winslow Maria K. Day-Marshall the District of CREDITORS Decedent 6329 Joslyn Place District of Columbia AND NOTICE TO Mack C. Allen Cheverly Maryland PROBATE DIVISION UNKNOWN HEIRS 20785 W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . 3300 Wheeler Road, SE Ida Hiller, whose address Attorney 20001-2131 Washington, DC 20032 is 10416 Beaver Knoll NOTICE OF Administration No. Attorney APPOINTMENT, 2013ADM949 Dr., Upper Marlboro, NOTICE OF NOTICE TO Mariakutty Maryland 20772 was apAPPOINTMENT, CREDITORS Nondimackal pointed personal repreNOTICE TO AND NOTICE TO Sebastian sentative of the estate of CREDITORS UNKNOWN HEIRS Decedent Charlotte McCoy, who AND NOTICE TO P a m e l a J a e C a r t e r, C/O Richard J. LInk died on August 4th, 2013 UNKNOWN HEIRS whose address is 2745200-A Monroe St, T u e s d a y W i n s l o w , with a will and will serve 31st Place, Washington, Suite 220 whose address is 4885 without Court superviD.C. was appointed perRockville, MD 20850 Queens Chapel Terrace, sion. All unknown heirs sonal representative of Attorney NE Washington, DC and heirs whose the estate of Flora Brown NOTICE OF 20017, was appointed whereabouts are unCarter, who died on APPOINTMENT, personal representative known shall enter their December 17th, 2012 NOTICE TO of the estate of Edward a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s without a will, and will CREDITORS M. Winslow, who died on proceeding. Objections serve without Court suAND NOTICE TO November 28, 2012 with- to such appointment (or pervision. All unknown UNKNOWN HEIRS heirs and heirs whose E l i z a b e t h S . out a will and will serve to the probate of dewhereabouts are unSavarimuthu whose ad- without Court supervi- cedent´s will) shall be known shall enter their dress is 5006 Sargent sion. All unknown heirs filed with the Register of appearance in this Road, NE, Washington, a n d h e i r s w h o s e proceeding. Objections DC 20017was appointed whereabouts are un- Wills, D.C., 515 5th to such appointment personal representative known shall enter their Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . shall be filed with the o f t h e e s t a t e o f appearance in this Register of Wills, D.C., Mariakutty N. Sebastian, proceeding. Objections 20001, on or before to such appointment March 27th, 2014. 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd who died on February Floor Washington, D.C. 15th, 2013 withouta will shall be filed with the Claims against the de20001, on or before and will serve without Register of Wills, D.C., cedent shall be preMarch 27th, 2014. Court supervision. All un- 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd sented to the underClaims against the deknown heirs and heirs Floor Washington, D.C. signed with a copy to the cedent shall be prewhose whereabouts are 20001, on or before April Register of Wills or filed sented to the underunknown shall enter their 11 t h , 2 0 1 4 . C l a i m s against the decedent with the Register of Wills signed with a copy to the appearance in this Register of Wills or filed proceeding. Objections shall be presented to the with a copy to the underwith the Register of Wills to such appointment (or undersigned with a copy signed, on or before with a copy to the underto the probate of de- to the Register of Wills or March 27th, 2014, or be signed, on or before cedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of forever barred. Persons Marcn 27th, 2014, or be filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the believed to be heirs or undersigned, on or be- legatees of the decedent forever barred. Persons Wills, D.C., 515 5th believed to be heirs or Street, N.W., 3rd Floor fore April 11th, 2014, or who do not receive a be forever barred. Per- copy of this notice by mail legatees of the decedent Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . who do not receive a 20001, on or before April sons believed to be heirs within 25 days of its first copy of this notice by mail 11, 2014. Claims against or legatees of the de- publication shall so inwithin 25 days of its first the decedent shall be cedent who do not re- form the Register of publication shall so inpresented to the under- ceive a copy of this notice Wills, including name, form the Register of signed with a copy to the by mail within 25 days of Wills, including name, Register of Wills or filed its first publication shall address and relationaddress and relationwith the Register of Wills so inform the Register of ship. ship. with a copy to the under- Wills, including name, Date of Publication: Date of Publication: signed, on or before April address and relation- September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: September 27th, 2013 11, 2014, or be forever ship. Name of newspaper: barred. Persons believed Date of Publication: Afro-American Afro-American to be heirs or legatees of October 11th, 2013 Washington Washington the decedent who do not Name of newspaper: Law Reporter Afro-American Law Reporter receive a copy of this noIda Hiller Washington Pamela Jae Carter tice by mail within 25 Personal Personal days of its first publica- Law Reporter Representative Tuesday Winslow Representative tion shall so inform the Personal Register of Wills, includRepresentative TRUE TEST COPY TRUE TEST COPY ing name, address and REGISTER OF WILLS REGISTER OF WILLS relationship. TRUE TEST COPY 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13 Date of Publication: REGISTER OF WILLS October 11th, 2013 10/11, 11/18, 11/25/13 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Elzabetth S. Savarimuthu Personal Representative

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM439 Priscilla R.Melby Decedent Nathan A. Neal, Esq. 3018 Cherry Rd, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20018 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Nathan A. Neal, whose address is 3108 Cherry Road, N.E Washington, D.C. 20018 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Priscilla R. Melby, who died on March 26, 2009 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before April 4, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before April 4th, 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: October 4th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Nathan A. Neal TRUE TEST COPY Personal TYPESET: Oct 01 16:17:22 EDT 2013 REGISTER Tue OF WILLS Representative 10/11, 10/18. 10/25/13 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM984 Delores M. Piper Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS M o n i c a l o u i s e P i p e r, whose address is 4317 1st Street, SE #2, Washington, DC 20032 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Delores M. Piper, who died on June 8th, 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 April 11 t h , 2 0 1 4 . C l a i m s 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 April 11th, 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: October 11th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Monicalouise Piper Personal Representative

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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 203FEP Date of Death May 15th, 2005 Anna G. Hayes Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Donald R. Brew, Sr. whose address is 3396 Highview Terrace, SE Washington, DC 20020 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Anna G. Hayes, deceased, by the County Commission Court for Raleigh County, State of West Virginia, on August 29, 2013. Service of process may be made upon Donald R. Brew, Sr. 3396 Highview Terrace, 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 Columbia real property: partial interest in 1442 T St,. NW Washington, DC 20009 Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, building A, 515 5th Street, N.W,. 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notIce. Donald R. Brew, Sr. Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: September 27, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM316 Eugene Hollmon Decedent Ara D. Parker 5627 Allenton Road Suite 100 Camp Spring MD 20746 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Martha L. Brown, whose address is 1539 41st Street Washington DC 20020, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Eugene Hollomon, who died on December 23, 2012 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before April 4th, 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 April 4th, 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: October 4th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Martha L. Brown Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 10/4, 10/11, 10/18/13

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM959 Joseph J. Tucker AKA Joseph Jude Tucker Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Thomas Martin Tucker, whose address is 7604 Chapman Rd , North Richland Hills, TX 76182, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Joseph J. Tucker AKA Joseph Jude Tucker, who died on September 1st, 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 April 4th, 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 April 4th, 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: October 4th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Thomas Martin Tucker Personal Representative

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2013FEP105 Date of Death September 21, 2009 Hence Coleman Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Redieth L. Coleman whose address is 710 Mentor Avenue, Capitol Heights, Maryland was appointed personal representative of the estate of Hence Coleman, deceased, by the Orphan’s Court for Prince George’s C o u n t y, S t a t e o f Maryland, on February 23, 2010. Service of process may be made upon Thomas L. Campbell, Esquire 3807 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20019 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Columbia real property: 1/6 interest in 2626 Evarts Street, NE, Washington, DC 20018 Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, Building A, 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington DC, 20018, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. (Strike preceding sentence if no real estate.)

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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM306 Estate of Catherine L.J. Poe AKA Catherine L. Poe Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD PROBATE Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Leonard A. Poe for standard probate, including the appointment of one or more personal representative. Unless a complaint or an objection in accordance with Superior Court Probate Division Rule 407 is filed in this Court within 30 days from the date of first publication of this notice, the Court may take the action hereinafter set forth. Ordered any interested person to show cause why the provisions of the lost or destroyed will dated December 19th, 2011 should not be admitted to probate as expressed in the petition. in the absence of a will or proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution, enter an order determining that the decedent died intestate appoint an unsupervised personal representative

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM714 Barbara M. Legerwood Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Roger B. Legerwood whose address is 265 Missouri Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C.20011 appointed personal representative of the estate of Barbara M. Legerwood, who died on May 2nd, 2013 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before April 4th, 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 April 4, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: 10/04/13 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Roger B. Legerwood Personal Representative

Date of first publication: October 4th, 2013 Names of Newspapers: The Daily Washington Law Reporter Afro-American Newspaper Register of Wills Clerk of the Probate Division

Leonard A. Poe 904 C Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20002-6206 P.O. Box 15518 Washington , DC 20003-0518 TRUE TEST COPY Signature of REGISTER OF TYPESET: TueWILLS Oct 01 16:02:45 EDT 2013 Petitioners/Attorney 10/4, 10/11, 11/18/13 TYPESET:10/4, Tue10/11/13 Oct 01

Superior Court of the District of 16:01:24 2013 DistrictEDT of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM963 Paris F. Farmer Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS James R. O’Neill, whose address is 1825 Eye Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Paris F. Farmer, who died on August 23, 2013 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before April 4th, 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 April 4th, 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: October 4th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter James R. O’neill Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 10/4, 10/11, 10/18/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM932 Laura Bertha Miller Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Doris C. Kitchings, whose address is 7704 Geogian Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Laura Bertha Miller, who died on January 6, 2012 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before April 3rd, 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 April 3rd, 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: October 4th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Doris C. Kitchings Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 10/4, 10/11, 10/18/13

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16:08:53 EDT 10/18/13 2013 10/04, 10/11,Tue TYPESET: Oct 01 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM935 Lillian B. Alexander Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Mia D. (Alexander) Humphries, whose address is 8527 Bells Ridge Terrace, Potomac, MD 20854 was appointed personal representative of the estate of LIllian B. Alexander, who died on August 24th, 2013 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before March 27th, 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 March 27th, 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: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Mia D. (Alexander) Humphries Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 2013CA5548 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 name to Clayton Alaina 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 The AfroAmerican Newspaper, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than two weeks after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 20th day of November, 2013 at 2:45 pm. If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-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 or certified mail and that proof of service made by filing the affidavit/ declaration of service in name change SO ORDERED JUDGE TYPESET: Tue Oct 08 10/11/ 10/18, 10/25/13

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM964 Estate of John W. Beach Deceased NOTICE OF 16:15:48STANDARD EDT 2013 PROBATE Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Linda J. Beach for standard probate, including the appointment of one or more personal representative. Unless a complaint or an objection in accordance with Superior Court Probate Division Rule 407 is filed in this Court within 30 days from the date of first publication of this notice, the Court may take the action hereinafter set forth. Admit to probate the will copy dated August 23rd, 2003 exhibited with the petition upon proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution by affidavit of witnesses or otherwise. Register of Wills Clerk of the Probate Division Date of First Publication October 11th, 2013 Names of Newspapers: Washington Law Reporter Washington Afro-American Signature of Petitioner/Attorney Linda J. Beach P.O. Box 44819 Fort Washington,MD 20744 10/11/, 10/18, 10/25/13

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The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) 5000 Overlook Avenue, S.W.Washington, D.C. 20032 DCFA # 459-WSA REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS AND TECHNICAL PROPOSALS FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 4E The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), requests the submittal of qualifications statements and technical proposals for the performance of professional engineering and related services under the proposed agreement. The selected engineering firm, project team of engineering firms, or joint venture, will provide construction management services for the management of a construction program consisting of multiple construction contracts to rehabilitate and/or replace water and sewer pipelines, pumping stations, storage facilities and other miscellaneous infrastructure tasks. The scope of work will include construction management and related engineering services including reviews during the design phase, assistance during the bidding phase, and management during the construction phase including office engineering, preparation and negotiation of change orders, resident engineering and inspection, quality assurance, material testing, claim management, and EPA grant closeouts, if applicable. The agreement resulting from this procurement may be funded in part from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Accordingly, the agreement will be subject to all pertinent Federal requirements. In accordance with these requirements, a Fair Share Objective for Minority and Women Business Enterprises participation in this work of 28% and 4% respectively has been established. The program requirements are fully defined in the EPA’s Participation by Disadvantaged Enterprises in Procurement under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements. A description of the work to be performed by each sub consultant should be included in the Qualification Statements and Technical Proposals. A copy of a valid MBE/WBE certificate, issued under any state?s minority, women’s or disadvantaged enterprise certification program in accordance with 40 CFR Part 33.240 shall be submitted with your submission for any such firm proposed as part of the team. Interested firms should contact the A/E Coordinator, Mrs. Senail Manley by e-mail Senail.Manley@dcwater.com, to obtain a more detailed Request for Qualifications Statements, including a more detailed scope of work. Qualifications Statements and Technical Proposals must be received by 2:00 PM on October 31, 2013. Request must refer to DCFA #459-WSA. DC Water may consider making two Construction Management selections under this

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INVITATION NO. 120160

4TH HIGH WEST RESIDENTIAL PRESSURE REDUCING VALVE INSTALLATION

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority is soliciting bids for Invitation No. 120160: 4TH HIGH WEST RESIDENTIAL PRESSURE REDUCING VALVE INSTALLATION

Redieth L. Coleman Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: October 11th, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American 10/11, 10/18, 10/25/13

The following listing enumerates the major items of work included in the contract: *Installation of approx. 924 Residential Pressure Reducing Valves with Integral Thermal Expansion Bypass and Appurtenances. *Miscellaneous demolition and removals of Residential Plumbing The project requires completion within 270 consecutive calendar days. This project is estimated to cost between $700,000 and $1,000,000. The date for receipt of bids is October 30, 2013. Bid for this project will be procured in the open market with preference given for the utilization of local and local small business enterprises. The Davis-Bacon wage determinations shall apply.Bid documents are available at the Department of Procurement, 5000 Overlook Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20032. Sets of Bidding Documents can be procured for a non-refundable $50 purchase price each, payable to DC Water. Payment must be in the form of a money order, certified check or a company check. Documents can be shipped to Bidders providing a Federal Express account number. The DC Water Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is a secured facility. Persons intending to pick-up Bidding Documents are to contact the Department of Procurement at 202 787 2020 for access authorization. For procurement information contact Mr. Carlo Enciso; email carlo.enciso@dcwater. com, (voice 202 787 2029). For technical information contact: DETS-Construction.Bid.Inquiry@dcwater.com View DC Water website at www.dcwater.com for current and upcoming solicitations.

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assistant direCtor for Cost aCCoUnting The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) is the state of Maryland’s Flagship University. Located in close proximity to the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan communities, the University enrolls approximately 26,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students. The annual budget is roughly $1.6 billion, including over $400 million of sponsored research expenditures. The business operations of the University are highly complex and relatively decentralized among 12 colleges and schools. The Assistant Director manages the Cost Accounting section of the Office of Sponsored Program Accounting and Compliance, and serves as a key member of the senior staff within the office. The Assistant Director’s role includes a combination of management, administrative, and senior-level cost accounting responsibilities that must be effectively performed to ensure overhead receipts continue at appropriate levels, and that cost accounting practices adhere to both Federal regulations and relevant cost accounting standard. This position will ensure at all times the operation is highly responsive to the needs of faculty, researchers, and University staff. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, with a focus in Accounting or related field is required. Seven years of progressively responsible leadership experience in relevant functional areas (cost or sponsored program accounting) in a complex organization, extensive understanding of regulations, policies, and accounting principles related to cost accounting, including concepts of cost allocation, allowability, and reasonableness are required. An advanced degree and/or a CPA Certificate are strongly preferred. to apply: For additional information, apply online at ejobs.umd.edu by 10/21/13. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and Women Are Encouraged to Apply.

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM979 Arthur L. Marshall Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Pauline M. Ramseur, whose address is 14424 Windy Oak Circle, Upper Marlboro 20772 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Arthur L. Marshall, who died on July 24th, 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 April 4th, 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 April 4th, 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: October 4th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Pauline M. Ramseur Personal Representative

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM977 James E. Perry Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS J o e A . A l l e n - P e r r y, whose address is 809 Chesapeake St.SE Washington, DC 20032, was appointed personal representative of the estate ofJames E. Perry, who died on January 4th, 2011 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before April 4th, 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 April 4th 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: October 4th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Joe A. Allen-Perry Personal Representative

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