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Black Women Have a Hard Time in Every Arena By Zenitha Prince Senior AFRO Correspondent

Stephanie Poplar launched her nonprofit formation and

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The change is part of a UNCF’s campaign to provide emergency support in the face of a financial aid crisis facing Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their students. UNCF President Michael Lomax selected the

“For the first time in 42 years, the United Negro College Fund has altered its signature phrase.” signature phrase. Now, a mind is not only “a terrible thing to waste,” but “a wonderful thing to invest in.”

National Press Club as the venue to call for renewed financial support for the 37 HBCU member institutions.

Black Press Critic Clint Wilson Needs a ‘Reality Check’ By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief

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public relations visualphotos.com business four years ago, seeking The multi-faceted assessment of the autonomy the overall conditions of Africanentrepreneurship American women shows that while offers. significant progress has been made “I knew I wanted over the past half-century, there are to go into business still areas of dire concern. for myself because I wanted the freedom “There were times when I and flexibility,” she said. was a business owner but had Like other Black female to take a temporary or fullbusiness owners, however, time position” to defray costs, she faced a multitude of the 40-year-old Baltimore challenges—navigating the and Prince George’s County natural learning curve, having resident said. to prove her credibility and Poplar’s experience capabilities to skeptical mirrors that of findings in clients and the perennial obstacle, lack of capital. Continued on A3

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — An autopsy has determined that a body found in an Indiana lake is that of a Michigan doctor missing since December. The coroner in Porter County, Ind., confirmed April 9 that it was Teleka Patrick’s body that was pulled April 7 from Lake Charles in northwestern Indiana. The site is about 15 miles east of Gary and near where a car belonging to the 30-year-old doctor was abandoned Dec. 5 along Interstate 94. The coroner says in a release that an investigation continues to determine the Dr. Teleka Patrick: cause of death. Toxicology No longer missing. results are pending. Michigan authorities say AP Photo/Family Photo via Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group Patrick behaved strangely and erratically with colleagues and others in the hours before her disappearance.

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (NNPA) – Howard University Journalism Professor Clint C. Wilson II’s broad criticism of the Ben Chavis NNPA Photo Black Press proves that he needs a “reality check,” said Ben Chavis, leader of a group of 1970s activists known as the Wilmington Ten. “There’s a distinguished journalism professor in Washington,” Chavis said, referring to Wilson. “He recently said that none of his students read the Black newspapers. Well, I am saying, ‘What kind of teacher are you?’ It isn’t the students’ fault. That Negro needs a reality check.” The former executive director of the NAACP made his comments at a dinner here Saturday night following the premier Continued on A4

“Today our member schools are facing a financial crisis as severe as any in UNCF history,” Lomax said. “The irony of this situation is that the financial crisis comes at a time when interest by

African American high school students in attending HBCUs has been on the rise for over a decade.” Between 2001 and 2013, UNCF member private colleges have seen a 78

percent rise in applications. But this rise in interest, plus lack of funds for scholarships and increased need among families who are just now recovering from the recession, Continued on A5

Chuck Stone, Former AFRO Editor, Civil Rights Journalist By Zenitha Prince Senior AFRO Correspondent The journalism fraternity is mourning the loss of a veteran newsman, multi-Pulitzer Prize nominee, journalism professor and founder of the National Association of Black Journalists Charles Hosting “Another Sumner “Chuck” Stone Jr., who died Voice” on PBS April 6 at an assisted-living facility in North Carolina at the age of 89. Around AFRO newsrooms in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Stone was a man known for his sartorial distinction—bow ties and crew cut; his winning smiles and his ability to espouse—quite passionately—on any topic he believed to be important. Jan. 14, 1961 edition “Most people who knew Chuck had a nickname for him. Mine was ‘Boom Boom,’” recalled Moses Newson, who served as a reporter and editor of the AFRO during Stone’s tenure as editor of the Washington Afro-American. Continued on A4

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A new Army regulation outlining how female soldiers should wear their hair has caused an uproar among Black female soldiers, who claim that it is “racially biased” against Black women and their hair. U.S. Army officials on March 31 released a new

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will sell a $2.2 million mansion just three months after he moved in. Archbishop Wilton Gregory announced the decision following a closeddoor meeting with members of several church councils at his headquarters north of Atlanta. He publicly apologized Mar. 7 for building the Tudor-style residence and offered to move elsewhere. Archbishop Wilton Gregory will “I have sell a $2.2 million mansion just decided to sell the three months after he moved in. Habersham property and invest the proceeds from that sale into the needs of the Catholic community,” Gregory told The Associated Press after the meeting. A group of Catholics in Gregory’s diocese had asked since January that he sell off the more than 6,000-squarefoot home in keeping with the tone of austerity set by Pope Francis. Elected last year, Francis said he wants a church for the poor, drives in an economy car and lives in a guestroom instead of a Vatican palace. He has denounced the “idolatry of money” and warned against “insidious worldliness” within the church. A generous gift from a wealthy donor in Atlanta made the luxurious residence possible. Joseph Mitchell, the nephew of the author of Gone With The Wind, left an estate worth more than $15 million to the local church when he died in 2011. Mitchell asked in his will that the proceeds be used for “general religious and charitable purposes.” He also requested that his parish, Christ The King Cathedral, get primary consideration. The archdiocese gave $7.5 million to the cathedral. Tax records show the cathedral then bought the archbishop’s old residence for $1.9 million. Cathedral officials intend to expand that home so it can move its priests off the cathedral campus, which frees up space for its growing congregation. As a result, Gregory needed a new home. He demolished Mitchell’s old house and replaced it with an expansive mansion. It has an upper-level safe room, an eight-burner kitchen stove, an elevator, public and private offices and two dining rooms. Architects initially planned space for a wine room and wanted an antique chandelier in the foyer, though those plans were later dropped.

Mother of Slain Pa. Girl, 10, Facing Cocaine Charges

(The Associated Press) The mother of a 10-year-old

southwestern Pennsylvania girl who was fatally shot in an apparent home invasion attempt is awaiting trial on charges she sold crack cocaine to an undercover informant. But police in the city of Washington are stopping short of saying that’s why the apartment was targeted by gunfire that killed Taniyah Thomas before dawn on March 31. Police say the girl was going from her bedroom to her mother’s when a shot fired through their apartment door struck Taniyah in the head. Police say Taniyah’s mother was arrested on the

Taniyah Thomas was killed March 31. drug charges in January. The mother’s live-in boyfriend also has drug-related convictions in 2011 and 2013. Police have questioned the couple but have yet to name or arrest any suspects in the shooting.


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Lent is a Season of Preparation for Resurrection By Jonathan Hunter AFRO Staff Writer With Easter approaching, many individuals from different religious backgrounds have different views of the Lenten season that begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with Palm Sunday, excluding Sundays. It is the 40 day preparation period before Easter where people repent and change their “It is a time of selflifestyles to honor God. examination of where I The Rev. William am and where God wants Banks, a bible scholar me to be.” and author who serves as — Rev. Lisa Robinson, Columbia associate minister of the Piney Grove Baptist Church in Philadelphia, believes lent is a time for people to humble themselves before the Lord to remember the tough time Jesus endured leading up to and during the crucifixion. Rev. Banks said “People prepare for Easter in remembrance of the passion, burial, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.” Although the Roman Catholic Church is usually the one that universally recognizes the season, other churches participate in varied ways. One area of debate is how lent should be observed. Many individuals believe it is a time to fast and give up guilty pleasures, while others view it solely as a time to get closer to God. The Rev. Lisa Robinson of First Baptist Church of Guilford in Columbia echoed those sentiments, but took it a step further to mention the value of self-examination. “In my life the season of lent has come to represent the shedding of attitudes, words and actions and thoughts that build barriers between God and me, as well as family,

friends, associates and coworkers,” Rev. Robinson said. “It is a time of self-examination of where I am and where God wants me to be.” She said there has always been a discussion of what really constitutes an appropriate sacrifice. Some eat fish and omit meat from their diet; others lean more towards material things. People fast television or phones; “I always understood Lent gossip or gambling. to be a time when we’re There’s no end to the supposed to get closer to choices. God.” John Kearny, a — John Daniels, Washington, D.C. member of New Unity Church Ministries in Baltimore believes the Lenten season is a self-reflection period of strengthening the relationship with God, and one year took a materialistic approach to honoring lent. “One year I did not get my hair cut and the money I would have used for my haircut I gave extra in my offering.” Beneisha Dawson, a member of Israel Baptist Church, had a similar view as Kearny. “We are taking a walk in Jesus’ shoes by giving up something that has an impact in our lives in a strong way to feel what [Jesus] felt in the dessert,” said Dawson. “I’ve given up sweets and electronics to prove to myself and God that he means more to me these things, which are fleeting.” However some argue that giving up materialistic things takes away from the true vision of the season. Jeff Knapp, a leader in the Campus Crusade for Christ Ministries and a member of Hope Chapel in Greensboro,

N.C. doesn’t believe in abstaining from treats such as sodas or snacks. He reasons that those things are not inherently sinful and doesn’t want his sacrifice to turn into what he terms a “legalistic pursuit.” “The point of lent for me is to prepare myself to celebrate the work of Christ...his death and resurrection. It involves repentance and selfreflection on deeper things “I celebrate lent by in my life/world like sin, worshipping God.” sorrow, suffering, idolatry — Rev. Dr. H Walden Wilson II, in a way that I see and Baltimore yearn for Christ to make all things right, both in me and in the world,” said Knapp. “It basically serves as a time to sharpen my focus on Jesus’ life, death and resurrection in order to make Easter that much richer and meaningful. John Daniels of Sergeant Memorial Church in Washington, D.C. practices lent by daily devotions and prayer and instead of giving up something. “I made a personal vow to consciously make an effort to pray every night before bed and every morning before getting started with the day. I always understood Lent to be a time when we’re supposed to get closer to God,” said Daniels. “Giving up sweets won’t make me feel closer to God. I understand the significance of giving up a pleasure, but the last time I did that for Lent, I didn’t feel any closer to Him. The Rev. Dr. H Walden Wilson II, pastor of the Israel Baptist Church, emphasized giving up bad habits. “I celebrate lent by worshipping God,” Rev. Wilson said, adding, “by making sure every Wednesday I ask for repentance in becoming closer to God.”

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Black Women Continued from A1

Black Women in the United States, 2014, a report produced and recently released by the Black Women’s Roundtable. The multi-faceted assessment of the overall conditions of AfricanAmerican women shows that while significant progress has been made over the past halfcentury, there are still areas of dire concern. “We look at the tragedies and the triumphs surrounding Black Women’s lives across a variety of different indicators and areas of inquiry,” said Avis Jones-DeWeever, founding president and CEO of Incite Unlimited and editor of the report, in a statement. “Black women have made progress since key historical markers such as the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Brown v. Board of Education, and the onset of the War on Poverty, but many areas remain that need urgent action.” In business, Black women like Poplar comprise the fastest growing segment of

despite disadvantages such as disproportionate out-of school suspension rates and schools that are ill-equipped with the courses or trained personnel necessary to prepare them for college. Over the past five decades, the high school graduation rates of Black women have jumped 63 percent, significantly narrowing the gap with White women (7 percent) and virtually eliminating the gap with Asian women (down to 2 percent). And Black women attain college degrees at significantly higher rates than their male counterparts. Poplar, who obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Baltimore, said she pursued her education because she believes learning is “priceless.” “Education is a lifelong process so you should always be a student, looking to learn,” she said. “Education for me has been a key to opportunities.”

“Black women receive only 6 percent of the revenue generated by all women-owned businesses, compared to 29 percent received by White women.” the women-owned business market. Black female business owners trail all other women when it comes to revenue generation, the report showed. Black women receive only 6 percent of the revenue generated by all women-owned businesses, compared to 29 percent received by White women. In education, too, Black women continue to excel

Politics, too, presented a positive and negative picture. Black women turned out en masse and played key roles in the 2008 and 2012 presidential election. And even in the recent pivotal Virginia gubernatorial election, exceeded all other groups in turning out on Election Day. “We are a strong force when it comes to politics,

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but we’re not getting the full benefits of our voting,” either in policy or in political representation, said Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network. Black women hold only 3 percent of state legislative seats, and less than 3 percent of seats in Congress, the report showed. In other areas the findings were grimmer. -Economically, Black women are at a significant disadvantage. Black women lead all women in labor force participation rates, yet they experience a large wage gap and are overrepresented in low-wage fields. Because of years of poverty-level wages, decreased access to employersponsored pension plans SUNDAY

and a general lack of wealth accumulation, Black female retirees have the lowest household income of any other group and experience a poverty rate fully five times that of White men (16 percent vs. 3 percent). -In the technology race, Black women lag behind, comprising a mere 2 percent of practicing scientists and engineers in the workforce. Many Black women in college studying STEM disciplines report feelings of isolation and experience toxic environments. -Health presents a particular dark picture as Black women experience particularly poor health outcomes: Black women are three times more likely than women to die in childbirth; they have the highest rates of high blood pressure than any other demographic group 6PM

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in the nation and cancer continues to be a death knell for Black women—five Black women die daily specifically due to disparities in access to treatment for breast cancer, the report showed. Campbell said the report is meant to serve as a road map for the group’s advocacy on behalf of Black women throughout the U.S.

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Chess Guru and Master Motivator Orrin C. Hudson Makes Move into D.C. Schools Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) -- LaSalle-Backus Education Campus principal Dr. Deborah A. Cox took an unusual step for her northeast D.C. students, inviting a chess champion to her school to use the game to provide some special lessons. Chess guru and founder of “Be Someone, Inc.,” Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, visited the school, April 2, with a particular goal. “Dr. Cox tells me she is focused on developing practical skills and techniques to overcome many of life’s obstacles,” he explained before the visit. “The game of chess has helped me do just that so I will be sharing my special lessons with these students.” Hudson, once an inner-city youth destined for trouble until a teacher taught him the game of chess, had several goals for the LaSalle Backus youngsters. “First, I hope to piqué their interest. Next, together we are going to turn an after school

chess club into national chess contenders,” there is a consequence for every said Hudson. “Using techniques I have used poor decision we make.” around the world, I will promote and motivate “I can’t wait to meet students to make calculated moves through these new students,” Hudson empowerment - by pushing kings around.” excitedly explains. “This is While he was in D.C. for the presentation, what I do. I truly believe a Hudson was honored by the FBI for his service teacher saved my life and I’m Courtesy photo now paying back that debt.” and exceptional insight and success in reaching Orrin C. Hudson, center, is on a mission disadvantaged young people through chess. The former Alabama state to help a million inner city youth. He According to Dr. Cox, “Hudson’s Be trooper with a determination teaches them how to make better Someone movement stresses such ideas forged through years of personal decisions in life via the game of chess. as responsibility, thinking before making challenge, emphatically underlines why he does what he decisions, and to be champions not only in the game of chess but also in life. A key lesson Orrin teaches is just does, “Teaching the children to think strategically about their as there is a consequence for a wrong move on a chess board, future makes my heart sing.”

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of “Wilmington Ten: Pardons of Innocence,” a documentary co-produced by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and North Carolina journalist Cash Michaels. Former Gov. Beverly Perdue and NAACP State President William J. Barber, II were honored at the dinner. Chavis was reacting to a column by media critic Richard Prince that was redistributed by The Root, the Black-oriented website created by the Washington Post. “One devastating piece of circumstantial evidence of the waning influence of the Black press is the response I have received from journalism students in my virtually all Black Howard University classes over the past decade,” Prince quotes from Wilson’s selfpublished book on the Black Press. “When asked whether they have either read – or have knowledge of – a Black newspaper in their home communities only about 20 per cent say they have. Among those who are aware of the papers, almost none say they read them with

any regularity. Let me emphasize, these are journalism students…” Wilson evidently failed to ask a followup question even a first-semester journalism student at Howard University would have been expected to ask: How many of those students in his unscientific study read White-owned

Wilmington 10 receiving pardons of innocence Dec. 31, 2012 from outgoing Gov. Beverly Perdue 40 years after their unfair convictions. Chavis and nine others were arrested and convicted on an array of charges connected to the firebombing of a White-owned grocery store amid violent White resistance to local school desegregation. Most of the defendants received a 29-year sentence, with Chavis receiving 34 years, the longest sentence. Citing prosecutorial misconduct, an appeals court reversed the convictions. Yet, the Wilmington Ten never received pardons until the NNPA launched a national campaign with member newspapers carrying numerous frontpage stories on the injustice, most of them written by Cash Michaels. Addressing an NNPA convention in 2013 shortly after the pardons were issued, Chavis said, “If it were not for the National Newspaper Publishers Association, your leadership, I doubt if we would be here today.”

“…declining readership is an industry-wide problem, not one limited to the Black Press…” newspapers with any regularity? Studies by the Pew Research Center and others show that newspaper readership has been declining for more than a decade, especially among young people. So, declining readership is an industry-wide problem, not one limited to the Black Press, the studies show. Chavis credits the NNPA for leading a successful 2-year campaign that resulted in the

He also said, “I guarantee you that there’s no other organization of journalists that could have pulled off what you just pulled off.” In his speech Saturday night, Chavis said, “We need the Black Press. The Black Press helps us affirm what we need to be about every day, every week.” Chavis continued, “What I like about the Black Press is that it doesn’t put us in a straightjacket. The mainstream press is always trying to put us in a straightjacket…There are some in high places now that are questioning the power of the Black Press. I am going to be very honest: some of the people now questioning the Black Press are some of us.” North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley, an African American, also ridiculed the notion that the Black Press is no longer needed today. “Yes, the Black Press is relevant for the work that you do,” she said. “You are also relevant for the way you teach, for the perspective that you offer and the reality that you help explain.”

Chuck Stone Continued from A1

“He was a gung-ho type of guy,” Newson said, explaining the moniker, “Anything that came to mind, if Chuck thought it was worth something, he would talk about it or write about it.” And, Nov. 25, 1961 edition though a member of the Black press, Stone was unafraid to take Black politicians to task or to take positions that could anger the Black community. For example, in the Nov. 25, 1961 edition of his column, “A Stone’s Throw,” he decried the lack of impartiality in measuring Black accomplishment. “As COLORED people we exaggerate our accomplishments and our White brethren ‘compound the felony,’” Stone wrote. “White folks are so anxious to delude us into thinking that we have more power than we honestly possess. They’ll reach down into the center of our ghetto, lift up a mediocre businessman,

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politician, labor leader, or just a dumb colored man and tell him: ‘You’re a colored leader.’ “And do you know this idiot will believe them?” he added. Stone’s fearless pursuit of the truth and his dogged championing of justice and equality during a time fraught with racial turbulence went beyond the newsroom, a quality that helped him maintain relationships with celebrities such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael and with the everyman. “He had a way of dealing with all people on various levels—he knew people at the higher echelons and he kept in touch with the people in the community and that was one of the things that distinguished him,” Newson said. While at the Washington AFRO, Stone testified before Congress on behalf of disadvantaged seniors and made other similar appearances and outreach. But he made his arguably greatest impact during his 19-year stint, from 1972 to 1991, with the Philadelphia Daily News, where he served as a senior editor and columnist. In thousands of hard-hitting columns, Stone took on the city’s politicians, law enforcement and the pressing concerns of the community. He engendered such a level of trust that “more than 70 [Black] criminal suspects surrendered to him first rather than to police,” fearing brutal treatment by authorities, the Daily News reported in an article on its website. Stone’s office was “the only Underground Railroad for criminal suspects a newspaper ever maintained,” said Richard Aregood, the newspaper’s former editorial page editor, in a Facebook tribute. In 1981, when a group of felons at Graterford Prison held six guards hostage during an attempted prison-break, it was Stone who was called in to negotiate. “I damn near had a nervous breakdown,” Stone later told an interviewer about the Graterford drama, the Daily News cited. “I spent two days negotiating, and they released the hostages after the second day. So then when people got in trouble and there were hostages . . . they said, ‘Call Chuck Stone to get us out of this.’ “ Born in St. Louis, Mo., on July 21, 1924, and raised in Hartford, Conn., Stone served as a flight navigator—he was a Tuskegee Airman—in World War II. Turning down a Harvard University acceptance letter, Stone earned a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in

1948. After obtaining a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, he worked in India and Egypt for CARE, a nonprofit aid organization. On his return to the U.S., Stone joined the Black Press, first as editor of the New York Age, then as the White House correspondent and editor of the Washington Afro-American. He was eventually named editor-in-chief of the Chicago Daily Defender. He also was the inaugural host of the PBS program “Black Perspectives On The News.” “He was a great writer; a very important part of the Black Press history in the civil rights battles of the ‘50s and ‘60s…. He can’t be replaced,” said AFRO Publisher and CEO John J. Oliver. After leaving the Defender, Stone returned to Washington to serve as a special assistant to the unapologetically outspoken and polarizing Harlem Rep. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. When Powell lost his seat to Charles Rangel in 1970, Stone edited a collection of Powell’s sermons given at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem titled Keep the Faith Baby. And he wrote books of his own, including Tell It Like It Is and Black Political Power in America; a novel, King Strut and a children’s book, Squizzy, the Black Squirrel. From the onset of his tenure at the Daily News, a mainstream publication, Stone was dedicated to diversity in the newsroom and he became one of the founding members of NABJ and its first president. “We have 44 founders, but many of them credit Chuck Stone with being the driving force behind NABJ,” association President Bob Butler said in a statement. “…He provided the rudder that steered NABJ at a time when being a member was not always easy. Some employers back then told members to choose between their jobs and NABJ. Our members now excel in all segments of the news media….There is still a lack of diversity in newsroom management, but what does exist is because of Chuck and the other founders of NABJ.” Stone was also a beloved journalism instructor. While in Chicago, he taught at Columbia College. In Philadelphia, he taught at Bryn Mawr College and the University of Delaware. After retiring from the News, he joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. And, upon his retirement from the latter in 2005, the university created the Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media in tribute.


April 12, 2014 - April 18, 2014, The Afro-American

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Prince George’s Schools Win Grant By Courtney Jacobs Special to the AFRO President Obama visited Bladensburg High School, April 7, to discuss a $7 million grant being present to three Maryland schools by the U.S. departments of Labor and Education through the Youth Career Connect program. The Youth Career Connect program was designed for high schools and their partners to develop innovative and creative programs that will help prepare students for success in postsecondary education and in a highly competitive global workforce. The grant will be used to transform the high school experience for American students. It will change instruction to strengthen students through five areas: integrated academic and career-focused learning, work-based learning and exposure to the world of work, robust employer engagement, individualized career and academic counseling, and integration of post-secondary education and training. There were only 24 recipients in the country to receive funding from the $107 million grant program. Bladensburg, along with Fairmount Heights and Potomac high schools are the recipients from Maryland. President Obama made the announcement at Bladensburg High School, one of schools in Prince George’s County where the program will be offered. Joined by the school’s students and faculty in the audience were Gov. Martin O’Malley, County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, Prince George’s County CEO Kevin Maxwell, U.S. Rep. Donna F. Edwards, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer. Bladensburg senior Leah Woody, an honor student, introduced President Obama with a short speech. The president then entered to packed room to a thunderous standing ovation he had to cut short to start his remarks. “Meeting young people like Leah just makes me inspired,” Obama said. “It is a good way to start the week. ... “I’m proud of your principal. I’m proud of your superintendent. I’m proud of everybody who got involved in making sure that you guys were already doing the right thing before you won this new grant, and I know it’s going to be well spent. Most of all, I’m proud of the students. ... “The main focus here is guaranteeing every young person has access to a world-class education. Every single student.

President Obama looks over a student’s work as he visits a classroom at Bladensburg High School. Now, that starts before high school. We’ve got to start at the youngest ages by making sure we’ve got high-quality preschool and other early learning programs for every young child in America. “As a country, we’ve got to do everything we can to make sure that every single young person here can have that ‘aha’ moment, that light bulb goes off and suddenly you’re not just studying because your parents tell you to or your teacher tells you to, you’re studying because you know you’ve got something to offer.” Approximately 2,500 students will receive and obtain skills and knowledge over the next 54 months, to lead them in the right direction towards their futures careers, college educations, and/or receiving their industry recognized

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certifications in IT and healthcare. The three high schools selected for this grant are located within County Executive Baker’s Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI), which has a goal of improving the quality of life of Prince George’s County’s most challenged communities. This grant will be facilitated through a partnership between the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Prince George’s Community College, Bowie State University, ASHLIN Urban Institute, Hillside Work Scholarship Connection, Latin American Youth Center, Lockheed Martin and Dimensions Healthcare System. As he left the podium, Obama shouted “Go Mustangs,” receiving applause and cheers from the audience.

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Continued from A1 have converged to form a perfect storm that threatens students’ ability to attend. In his remarks, Lomax condemned recent changes to the Direct PLUS loan as one of the largest stumbling blocks for current and aspiring HBCU students. The Direct PLUS loan is a low-interest, credit-based, federal loan for parents to fund their children’s college education. The newlyrequired credit check bars only those with significant “adverse” credit issues, such as a tax lien, home foreclosure, or 90-day-late debt payment. The PLUS loan was particularly beneficial to families of color with little to no credit, as well as those with too much income to qualify for need-based aid, but too little to foot the bill. In October 2011, the Department of Education toughened its definition of adverse credit, in response to an internal report warning against granting loans to those who may be incapable of repaying them. Now, parents with any accounts in collection within the last five years; any unpaid collection accounts (ever); any loan defaults, (ever, even if the claim has been paid); and any defaulted contracts or leases, are ineligible for a Direct PLUS loan. Consequently, many Black colleges are complaining that they are losing students who otherwise would be on campus. Parents and colleges were neither consulted during decision-making, nor informed of these changes in advance. Many families who had been initially awarded funds for the 2011-2012 school year were surprised to find themselves suddenly no longer eligible for the 2012-2013 year. “We were blindsided by the changes that, literally, from one day to the next, made many thousands of these parents ineligible for parent PLUS loans,” Lomax said. “The impact on students who depended on PLUS loans was

immediate, and devastating. Many who arrived at their college dorms after summer break, in fall 2012, were literally turned away at door.” According to Lomax, approximately 28,000 HBCU students were affected, accounting for more than

UNCF President Michael Lomax selected the National Press Club as the venue to call for renewed financial support for the 37 HBCU member institutions. NNPA Photo by Jazelle Hunt

half the PLUS loan denials that school year. UNCF member schools reported a $155 million loss in revenue. As a result of public outcry, largely led by HBCUs and the Congressional Black Caucus, the Department of Education pledged a review of its credit requirements, and established a process for parents to appeal their loss of eligibility. In the meantime, there is not enough money to go around among private aid organizations. UNCF, for example, has raised $3.6 billion in it existence to send more than 400,000 students to college. But for every student it awards today, nine more applicants are denied. Those who are awarded are likelier to graduate, compared to African Americans students in general. According to a report, “Building Better Futures: The Value of the UNCF Investment,” 70

percent of UNCF scholarship awardees in 2006 were likely to graduate within six years. Lomax elaborated, “The [national] six-year graduation rate for African Americans is 40 percent. If we could increase that rate by just 7 percentage points, we would graduate close to 16,000 more African Americans with bachelor’s degrees each year.” Additionally, 94 percent of African American freshman who were awarded loans in 2006 re-enrolled the following year. Nationally, the retention rate was 78 percent for all students. In addition to scholarships for Black students, HBCUs themselves are also valuable. African American students, particularly first generation and low-income students, tend to view HBCUs as a more affordable and more welcoming option for quality higher education. On average, tuition at UNCF member HBCUs is 30 percent less than that of comparable institutions. And there are more intrinsic draws, Lomax said. “First, [high school students] say [HBCUs] feel like home – they feel like family. Second, they believe HBCUs will help them explore themselves as an individual, rather than as a statistic. And finally, at an HBCU, they feel they can learn more about where they come from,” he explained. “This is a powerful set of motivations…but desire and high motivation however, are not the same as scholarship funding.” Lomax also discussed the preparation level of today’s incoming freshmen, the value (and lack thereof) of for-profit colleges, and the balance between trade schools and college. Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Danny Davis (D-Ill.) were also in attendance at the National Press Club event. Both Congressmen are HBCU alums, and took the opportunity to speak in support of renewed investment.

“If it hadn’t been for these colleges and universities, I wouldn’t be standing here today,” Lewis stated.

“Without these colleges and universities, we wouldn’t have a modern-day Civil Rights Movement. These colleges

and universities bring about a non-violent revolution, a revolution of values, a revolution of ideas.”

“I’m getting a good education at an affordable price. It’s a great value.” BRIAN HARRIS B . B . A . AC C O U N T I N G , 2 0 1 5

Where Lives are Changed At the University of the District of Columbia, you’re not a number. Classes are small, affordable and easily accessible. Professors care. Students are engaged in the pursuit of knowledge and embracing opportunities to grow and prosper. Reach for your opportunity today. For more information, visit www.udc.edu.


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The Afro-American, April 12, 2014 - April 18, 2014

COMMUNITY CONNECTION Africare Celebrates Black Leadership at 2014 Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 500 global leaders including South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Civil Rights Activist Andrew Young and President Emertia of Bennett College for Women Julianne Malveaux, on April 5 at its annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner and fundraiser at the Hilton Washington Hotel in the District. The event honored Africare’s pioneering CoFounders C. Payne Lucas and Dr. Joseph C. Kennedy with Lifetime Achievement Awards for the contributions they have each made to Africare over more than four decades. Africare also paid tribute to its Honorary Chairman, the late Nelson Mandela, through a special video and musical presentation by trumpeter Thaddeus Wilson of the band DC Fusion. Actress Daphne Maxwell Reid, best known for her role as Aunt Viv on the hit-series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. “C. Payne and Dr. Kennedy focused on educating Americans about the challenges Africans face and the tremendous opportunities we have to help,” said Darius Mans, president, Africare. “Their tireless efforts to educate Americans led community, religious and fraternal organizations, as well as government and business entities, to discover Africare and contribute directly to Africa’s regeneration.” Africare was founded in 1970 in response to the devastation wrought in the Sahel by one of the worst droughts the Niger Delta had ever faced. In 1971, as founding board members, Mr. Lucas and Dr. Kennedy reincorporated Africare in the District of Columbia. Under their visionary leadership, Africare matured from working in one region of Niger with a budget of roughly $39,000, to engaging in hundreds of projects spanning 36 African countries over the past 44 years. Today, Africare’s portfolio is valued at more than $200 million, spanning 17 countries. “As Africare continues to grow and serve larger

numbers of Africans in need, we always remember our inspirational and dedicated founders, their humble beginnings and their vision that takes us to communities that exist where the road ends,” Mans said. The Africare Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner is held each year in memory of Bishop John T. Walker, the first African-American Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC and Africare’s longtime Board Chair. Bishop Walker, who passed away 25 years ago this year, distinguished himself as an exemplar of peace, justice and interracial harmony. The dinner plays an important role in enabling Africare to both broaden awareness about its work in Africa and to raise critically needed funds to deliver lifesaving services. This year’s dinner was made possible through the generosity of ExxonMobil, Chevron, The African Development Bank and The Coca-Cola Company, as well as many others from the business community.

Laurel, Md.

Jazz Artist Sherry Winston to Perform at the Montpelier Arts Center Jazz flutist Sherry Winston will perform at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel on April 11, as part of the center’s Live! At Montpelier Jazz, Folk and Blues concert series. Winston has performed at the White House and the Kennedy Center and has performed alongside Stevie Jazz flutist Sherry Wonder, Ramsey Lewis and Winston Ronnie Laws. For more information: 301-377-7800. Emancipation Day to Kick off April 16 The third annual Emancipation Day DC celebration will kick off April 16. The event, which commemorates the abolition of slavery, will feature a parade, workshops

at the John H. Wilson Building, fireworks and more. The event will also include performances by Doug E. Fresh, Black Alley Band, Arrested Development, Talib Kweli and Raheem DeVaughn at Freedom Plaza. For more information: http://emancipation.dc.gov/

Germantown, Md.

BlackRock to Host ‘Rising Star’ Gala Raheem DeVaughn is As BlackRock one of the many artists slated to perform at Center for the Arts will Emancipation Day 2014 celebrate its growth in the community with its annual gala event “Rising Star” on April. The Gala, taking place in BlackRock’s building in Germantown, will feature live entertainment by BlackRock students and professionals, an awards program, silent auction, Fund-a-Need and a cocktail hour and dinner. The Center will honor three individuals and companies who have been loyal and active stakeholders. Mark Friis of Rodgers Consulting, a former trustee and long-time donor will be honored as Outstanding Community Leader; the Art League of Germantown having provided years of volunteerism, artistic work and hands-on support will be honored with the Rocky Award; and Frank Ferrando, a longstanding and dedicated volunteer will be awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Award. Melane and Tom Hoffmann and Mike and Cassie Knapp are the Gala Co-Chairs, and Montgomery County First Lady, Catherine Leggett is Honorary Chair. The gala is BlackRock’s most important fundraising event of the year, with a goal of $145,000. Proceeds from the evening directly support BlackRock’s arts education programs, outreach and scholarship initiatives, gallery activities, performances, and other programs that engage the community it serves.

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April 12, 2014 - April 18, 2014, The Afro-American

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COMMENTARY

Mr. Cummings, I need a job! In my office, the barbershop, and on our street corners, the request I hear most often from my neighbors is: “Mr. Cummings, I need a job!” Jobs – good jobs that pay a living wage and offer benefits – remain the most important issue on people’s minds. That is why job creation continues to be my number one priority. We have evidence that our economy is improving. Elijah Cummings Despite all of the partisan resistance in Washington, President Obama and progressive policies from the White House and Annapolis are succeeding in turning our economy around. We have not forgotten that, when President Obama took office, the Bush Recession was costing our economy more than 700,000 jobs each month. In response, our new president and congressional Democrats acted quickly to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. At the federal level, we avoided another Great Depression by dramatic, but balanced, policies. We provided emergency funding to support hundreds of thousands of education jobs, manufacturing jobs and law enforcement positions; and we cut taxes for small businesses and 95 percent of working families. Steadily, if slowly, our strategy is working – despite relentless opposition from our Republican colleagues. February 2014 was the 48th straight month of private-sector job growth nationally. American businesses added 8.7 million jobs over

unemployment remains twice the national average, the job picture continues to be daunting. That is why my office will be hosting our 17th Annual Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at the Fifth Regiment Armory. More information is available at our office (410-685-9199) and on the Internet (http://cummings. house.gov). I am once again sponsoring this public service event, because we have learned that we can be most helpful to job seekers by bringing them together with 40 employers ready to hire, and experts in job seeking skills. We also will be providing participants with the ability to place job applications online. Once again this year’s Job Fair includes, “Career Corner,” “Résumé Doctor,” “Computer Café,” and ONE-Stop Mobile Career Centers provided by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation. We all know that good jobs continue to be scarce, especially for African Americans. That is why I invited the employers who confirmed they are hiring at this time or in the very near future. Employers participating will represent a wide range of industries – including banking, hospitality, healthcare, public safety, universities and government agencies. They have confirmed that they have more than 1000 jobs to offer. Participants will learn about the MTA’s Red and Purple Line preferred job training program – as well as receive free workshops on “Steps to Federal Employment,” and utilizing social media when searching for a job. Once again, Maryland’s One-Stop Career Centers, services for veterans, and opportunities for apprenticeship programs will be represented – along with helpful information about unemployment benefit and employment information for ex-offenders. During the last 16 years, many of our neighbors have found good jobs at our annual events. Equally important, many others have gained the “leads” that helped them take the next economic step in their lives.

“Maryland is one of only 17 states to recover more than 100 percent of the jobs lost during the Bush Recession. We must all pull together to strengthen this trend….” that time. In our home state of Maryland, Gov. O’Malley, Lt. Gov. Brown and their Democratic colleagues in the legislature have maintained Maryland as one of the best places to live and work in the nation. Despite Republican budget cuts, sequestration, and anti-labor attacks at the federal level, Maryland is one of only 17 states to recover more than 100 percent of the jobs lost during the Bush Recession. We must all pull together to strengthen this trend – and our initiatives must be both practical and realistic. For African Americans especially, whose rate of

I realize, however, that more than our free, once-a-year opportunity will be required to reverse the still-desperate employment picture in our community. This is why, back during the Clinton years, I worked so hard to support the creation of “One-Stop Career Centers,” initiatives that President Obama has continued to fund. These gateways to better lives can help job-seekers gain the practical assistance they need – but only if they are first convinced by family or friends to take advantage of this help. So, if you know anyone who is looking for a job – or for a better position – send them to our event on Monday, April 14 (photo identification is required to enter the Armory). Then, encourage them to utilize our City’s One-Stop Career Centers, conveniently located at 1100 North Eutaw Street (410-767-2148), 3001 E. Madison Street (410-396-9030), and Mondawmin Mall (410-523-1060). Baltimore and Howard County residents can find the same help at 7930 Eastern Boulevard (410-288-9050 ext. 424), 3637 Offutt Road (410887-8912), 11101 McCormick Road (410- 887-7940), or 7161 Columbia Gateway Drive (410-290-2600). Working together, we can rebuild our economy – and our community. U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

Coppin State University is Not a Basket Case There has been a concerted effort by the State of Maryland and the University System of Maryland (USM) to portray Coppin State University as a dysfunctional institution of higher education. While the Judge (Blake) was still deliberating the current HBCU lawsuit, the University System hastily put together a review (Special) committee to ostensibly investigate the university. As expected the committee returned a shopping list of dysfunctions on the campus that would require the “Special Intervention (rescue)” by the university system. The fact is, the special committee uncovered nothing that had not already been made known to the board and the Chancellor by the CSU Faculty Senate (a year earlier) or the U.S. Civil Rights Commission Report at least 10 years earlier. What has not been reflected in the current portrayals is the real short-falls in the operating budget and the lack of adequate financial support for students. Dr. Marybeth Grasman (University of Pennsylvania), a leading HBCU researcher cites the lack of sufficient financial support as the main impediment to higher success and completion rates at HBCUs across the nation including Coppin. During the 2013 Commencement season only four of the 105 HBCUs across the nation had graduation rates better than 50 percent (Morehouse, Spellman, Hampton, and Howard). These also are the institutions with the largest endowments and a larger number of middle class students. It is very clear that in order for larger numbers of poor students to be successful, institutions of higher education must become more creative and better funded to meet student needs. During the 2012 academic year CSU failed to distribute $800,000 of state provided student support. For this the campus paid dearly relative to enrollment and retention. In fact some of the budget shortfall can be attributed to the drop in enrollment. This was an administration issue. What is not a matter of administration is the fact that more than a majority of Coppin Students (62 percent) are parents (75 percent female) and an overwhelming majority of students including those receiving financial aid hold full time jobs.

John L. Hudgins

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Coppin has the highest proportion of Pell Grant recipients (63.7 percent) of any institution in the USM. Pell grants are awarded by the federal government based upon student (and family) poverty status. When poor students come to college, the poor homes that they come from do not stop being poor. The fact is about 80 percent of CSU students live off campus, many at home. For those at home, their responsibilities to contribute to the survival of the household do not change and may increase as they have now completed high school. Coppin’s graduation rate, now 19 percent, reflects some of the serious challenges of educating poor students across the country. The University of Maryland College Park has the highest graduation rate (81.9 percent) among Maryland’s state supported institutions. It also has the lowest percent (18.7 percent) of low income students in the state system. It is sheer folly on behalf of the USM and the state to continue to behave as if a middle income student at College Park supported by his or her parents faces the same challenges as a low income Coppin student who is working full time to help meet the needs of his or her poor household. About 600 of Coppin’s near 3000 students live on campus. The National Center for Education Statistics (College Navigator) suggests it costs an off campus student nearly $20,000 a year to attend Coppin. The average award, usually a Pell Grant and a loan, is far less than that, often only covering tuition and fees and a few supplies. The other costs of living are borne by the student. In all likelihood this student will face greater challenges and take longer to complete his or her degree. All too often students are simply overwhelmed by this burden and drop out all together. The number of former students who have stopped out after completing near 90 of the needed 120 credits for a degree is a reason for major concern. Little wonder that the Maryland Higher Education Commission

(MHEC) has developed a special program to create a pathway for these students to earn a degree and all the potential benefits it can bring to them, their family and the larger community. Coppin State University is not a basket case. In fact it has been a light at the end of the tunnel for so many students across the state and nation, as well as a significant number of international students. Its location (on a major bus route) in the city, its small size, a dedicated and concerned faculty, supportive staff, and a generally pleasant environment make it attractive to many students and their families in ways that other institutions

“…institutions of higher education must become more creative and better funded to meet student needs.” may not be. It is time for the state and the University System to find ways to better support the institution rather than to condemn it and throw special committee stones at it. Nothing is taking place on campus which was not quite visible as early as ten years ago. With President Obama’s challenge to increase the number of degree holders across the nation, Coppin can be on the cutting edge of getting more low income and otherwise under represented students to a degree. In order for this to happen the state and USM cannot continue treating CSU as a poorly performing “chocolate version” of College Park. Coppin is indeed a diamond in the rough and continues to battle uncommon challenges as the state and USM shower blame, divert responsibility, and cast aspersions in a manner similar to that of Cinderella’s ugly sisters. Dr. John L. Hudgins is co-director of Human Services Administration and associate professor of sociology at Coppin State University.

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The Afro-American, April 12, 2014 - April 18, 2014

GIVING BACK OFTEN LEAVES US FEELING AS GOOD AS THOSE WE HELP.

WE’RE PROUD TO CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF DOMINION’S VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, AS WELL AS EVERY SINGLE EMPLOYEE WHOSE DEDICATION HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE. To celebrate 30 years of volunteering in the communities where we live and work, Dominion has recognized 30 honorees for the personal time and effort they donated in 2013. One of those volunteers, Susie Lopez, works at our Cove Point LNG terminal right here in Southern Maryland. And like other Cove Point volunteers—who, since 2005, have spent 3,500 hours volunteering alongside a company that’s donated $2.3 million to Maryland charities over the past 12 years—Susie has found important and meaningful ways to make a positive difference through public service. In addition to recruiting and inspiring others, Susie and her family have personally participated in numerous efforts in and around their community. One that’s especially meaningful for her is Farming 4 Hunger, a nonprofit near Cove Point that grows and harvests food—ensuring that families in need don’t go hungry. Because even though Dominion helped buy Farming 4 Hunger’s bean picker, it’s the generosity of people such as Susie that will help end hunger itself.

@Dom_CovePoint To learn more visit dom.com/covepoint


April 12, 2014 - April 18, 2014, The Afro-American

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embers of THE ROCKS gathered at the Army Navy Club in Arlington, Va., March 29, to celebrate 40 years of sustained and unwavering service in leading and training the future leaders of this Nation that is reflected in their

motto: CONCERN, DEDICATION and PROFESSIONALISM. Hosted by the national board, chaired by Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Earl Simms and the Washington D.C. chapter, Col. Conrado Morgan, president, the gala provided an opportunity to

recognize and congratulate the ROCKS of the Year; the Honorary Rock of the Year, the Col. Robert B. Burke awardees and the ROTC scholarship winners. The headline theme for the gala was , “Leading and Excellence in a Time of

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Clara L. Adams-Ender, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho and Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Velma Richardson

Transformation” as THE ROCKS organization continues its core mission of mentoring military officers and cadets and fostering professional development as they serve our Nation and communities. Special letters of commendation

were received from the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The legacy of Brig. Gen. Roscoe “Rock” Cartwright is alive and well and lives on…HOOAH, Army Strong!

Gold Star Mother Mrs. Perez with spouse receiving Certificate of Commendation

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Simms present certificate to Maj. Kim McGhee, co-emcee

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Col. Charles Hamilton received the ROCK of the Year Award

Retired Lt. Gen. Julius Becton and Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent Gold Star Mother Michelle Murphy with spouse, Kenmore, receiving Certificate of Commendation Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Earl Simms presents Certificate of Commendation to Cadet Michelle Cardenas

Joyce Ward and Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Velma Richardson Gold Star Mother Janice Chance and spouse, Charlton receiving Certificate of Commendation

ROCKS Chair Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Earl Simms presenting the ROCKS’ Chairman Legacy Award to the Family of ROCKS Founder, Brig. Gen. Roscoe Cartwright: Bridget Cartwright-Jones; Tracey Cartwright-Johnson; Verda Cartwright and Roscoe Cartwright, III

Thanks to The ROCKS Spring Gala planning team Col. Conrado Morgan honoring these Gold Star Mothers with Certificates

ROCK Honoree, Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham and the Rev. Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness Army Cadets: Future military leaders Howard University ROTC cadets Honoring POWs/ MIAs/IN HARMS WAY, Comrades in Arms

Officer with two USMA cadets and three ROTC cadets during the reception

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William Ward, Gen. Dennis Via, Gen. Vincent Brooks, Gen. (Ret.) Johnnie Wilson and Chief Warrant Officer Five, David Williams, Army Staff, Department of the Army

Retired Maj. Gen. George Alexander, MD and Retired Col. Dorene Hurt with Gen. and Mrs. Dennis Via

Major Luke Makinde, second from the right, with USMA cadets Frederick Walker, James Ethington and Charles Grey

Brig. Gen. Earl Simms (Ret.), chair, National Board of ROCKS, Gen. Vincent Brooks, ROCK of the Year Honoree, his mother, Naomi Brooks and Lt. Gen. and Mrs. Robert Ferrell, Army Chief Information Officer Maj. Gen. Bingham (center) with guests at the ROCKS Gala

Morgan State University cadets: Quincy Holder, Traylene Parker, Shanell Seemungal and Master Sgt. Courtland Ballou, Senior Military Instructor

Colonels Linwood Clark, Johnnie Johnson, Mike Roger and Lt. Col. (Promotable) Ken Williams

Twins in Arms: Maj (promotable) Clydellia Prichard-Allen, sang the National Anthem and Lt. Col. Clydea Prichard-Brown served as emcee

Presentation of the Colors by the Joint Armed Forces Color Guard

ROCKS members who are with the Army Medical Command

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Broadway Star Lawrence Hamilton Dead at 59 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Broadway star Lawrence Hamilton, an Arkansas native who performed for a U.S. president and a Pope, has died at age 59 in a New York City hospital. His sister, Evelyn Hall, said that Hamilton died on Thursday after complications from surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital located in New York. Hamilton, a Foreman native, has starred in Broadway hits, including Play On, Jelly’s Last Jam and Ragtime. Some of his other professional credits include serving as a musical director for opera star Jessye Norman; a vocal coach for pop group New Kids on the Block; and performing for former president Ronald Reagan and at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II. “We are all saddened by the loss of Arkansas Broadway star Lawrence Hamilton,” Governor Mike Beebe’s

office said on Twitter. “He was a good friend to the Beebes for many years.” Hamilton told the Associated Press in a 2002 interview that he used to spend his high school summers working at a southwest Arkansas poultry plant while dreaming of making it on Broadway. “Trucks would pull up with these stinky chickens and turkeys,” Hamilton told the AP. “I had to grab them by the legs. My knuckles would swell up. I told my dad, ‘I’m a pianist. Look at my hands. I can’t do this.” Hamilton studied music education at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia and later became a member of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame and Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame. Tom Quaintance, artistic director for the Cape Fear Regional Theatre in

Fayetteville, N.C., said Hamilton had recently starred in The Piano Lesson. At the play’s last curtain call on March 23, Hamilton spoke about how great it was acting with his co-workers. He sang a piano-rendition of “For All We Know” by Donny Hathaway, which begins with “For all we know, we may never meet again.” “There was not a dry eye in the house,” Quaintance said. “That was a couple of weeks ago, his last performance.” Hamilton also worked at the Philander Smith College in Little Rock as its cultural affairs director and assistant professor of humanities. “God has blessed this little boy who used to bale hay and pull chickens out of a crate,” Hamilton told the AP in 2002.

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Book Review: “The Myth of Race, The Reality of Racism” look or a halfhearted handshake. Determined to eradicate the false notion of “race,” El-Kati assails it as a superstition, no less ridiculous than the belief in witches that once led to innocent women being burned at the stake. He argues that it is patently farcical to associate a host of negative stereotypes with black skin ranging from criminality to laziness. The book offers viable solutions for the problem, too, suggesting the creation not only of a new vocabulary, but the condemnation of racist institutions and the active overhauling of society. After all, as stated in Ralph Ginsburg’s encyclopedic study “100 Years of Lynchings,” until relatively recently, “no White person had ever received the death sentence for taking the life of a Black person in the whole history of capital punishment in the United States.” “The Myth of Race, the Reality of Racism” is an insightful tome repositioning America in the age of Obama less as a post-racial utopia than as a work in progress, still striving for dignity for all and the demise of White supremacy.

By Kam Williams Special to the AFRO The Genome Project has scientifically proven that there’s only one race, the human race. But despite definitive proof that race is purely a fabrication of man’s imagination, racism continues to persist. That confounding conundrum is the subject of “The Myth of Race, The Reality of Racism,” a collection of enlightening essays by Mahmoud ElKati. El-Kati, a distinguished lecturer in history at Macalester University in St. Paul, Minn., traces the derivation of the word “race” back to 1570, before chronicling the subsequent evolution of racism into an oppressive political and cultural ideology employed by Europeans to rationalize the exploitation and marginalization of so-called “inferior races.” Defining racism as “prejudice plus power,” the author sees it as “largely an institutional phenomenon” based on “aggression, domination and greed.” However, he warns that it can also be observed on the individual level in a variety of everyday social “habits, nuances and traits,” such as a condescending

AUTOMOTIVE CENTRAL 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid By Frank S. Washington NNPA Columnist   DETROIT – It’s rare to use “fun to drive” and “hybrid” in the same sentence. But Volkswagen has managed to create a hybrid in the form of its Jetta compact sedan that had a lot of spirit during a week-long test drive. Key was the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid’s 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engine that made 150 horsepower. Coupled with a water cooled 27 horsepower electric motor, the pair combined to make 170 horsepower. That provided plenty of oomph for the Jetta Hybrid. The seven-speed dual clutch transmission selected gears smoothly; acceleration was authoritative, whether on the expressway or from a standing start on surface streets, and the car moved with some assertiveness. Press materials said the Jetta Hybrid could get from a standstill to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds. Still, the car had an impressive EPA fuel economy rating of 42 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway. Put it in e-mode and it could get up to 44 mph. We could see pavement and the gaping potholes that had formed during a long and harsh winter. The Jetta Hybrid had damper struts with lower control arms, an anti-roll bar front suspension, and a multi-link independent layout in the rear that featured gas-pressurized dampers and separate coil springs. The set up gave the Jetta Hybrid a solid ride that was quiet when traversing ruddy patches of pavement. While going over bumpy streets, there was little noise, vibration or harshness. The car had that solid feel that comes with a quality build. The only time this Jetta felt less than solid was when closing the rear door. The thud seemed kind of flimsy. Like most hybrids, the Jetta did have regenerative braking to capture energy and charge the electric motor’s battery. The Jetta Hybrid increased the amount of regeneration by decoupling the engine from the drivetrain, which reduced drag by engine braking and increased the amount of heat, thus, energy. That’s from the press material but when the engine decoupled it also depowered the car putting it in a coast and that made it much easier for the brakes to stop the vehicle. In fact, it took a little adjustment to not stop short. The engine also shut off and decoupled from the driveline to eliminate drag caused by the engine’s torque at higher speeds – up to 84 mph – when the driver released the gas pedal. This helped to save fuel when, for instance, the car was going down a gentle slope or was coasting to a halt. As usual the interior of this Volkswagen was clean and crisp. The car was ergonomically friendly. The driver didn’t have to reach for anything and everything was easy to see. The back seats were comfortable, too. They could hold two full-size adults without any problem. There was ample leg room as well as a good bit of head space. However, the rear seats were a little hard. It would be interesting to see how a body would hold up back there for a drive lasting several hours.

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An interesting aspect of the car was its trunk. It was two-tiered. The lower tier in the front had an area that had a miniature fence-like railing around it. It was obviously for groceries and other small items. The second and higher tier was in the back. There were also two pull levers that would release either side of the back seat and create a passthrough from the trunk. We had the SE trim line of the 2014 Jetta Hybrid. In other words, it was the base model. There are two higher trim levels: the SEL and the SEL Premium. Still, the SE’s equipment wasn’t bad. It had push button start and stop as well as keyless access. It also featured Bluetooth, satellite radio, a CD player, SD card slot, an auxiliary jack and what Volkswagen called partial power front seats and LED taillights. Unlike other automakers that load up their hybrids to help cover up the higher cost over their gasoline powered models; Volkswagen seemed to head in the other direction with this car. In other words, the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SE didn’t have a lot of frills. And because it didn’t have a lot of stuff the price was held to $28,080 as tested.   Frank S. Washington is editor of AboutThatCar.com

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Can Washington Win the NFC East with DeSean Jackson? By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk If DeSean Jackson’s release by the Philadelphia Eagles was shocking, then his new home may be even more intriguing. The Washington Redskins acquired the former Eagles wide receiver on April 1, a move which could turn last year’s bottom-dwelling Washington team into a potential contender. Jackson adds speed and explosiveness to an already impressive lineup of threats. Robert Griffin III struggled last season coming off an ACL injury, but looks to return to the form that saw him pilot a young Washington team to the playoffs two seasons ago. Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed, Alfred Morris and Trent Williams round off a solid group of talented and athletic players at key offensive positions. Still, Washington was horrible last year, and expecting a major turnaround behind the signing of Jackson could be a bit much to expect. Or could it? The AFRO’s Stephen D. Riley and Perry Green of the AFRO Sports Desk debate Washington’s chances in 2014. Riley: I love the speed that Jackson adds to this offense. Garcon showed that he has talent beyond what Peyton Manning did for him in Indianapolis and Reed, Morris and even Roy Helu Jr. have all proved themselves as legitimate threats. Garcon, Helu and Reed were already speedsters at their positions, and we know a healthy RGIII can out run an entire secondary. Adding Jackson to the mix makes them highly explosive and pretty scary to game plan against. Washington’s problems last year were many, and mainly boiled down to quarterback play, line protection and pressuring the pocket. But injuries to key players in those areas didn’t help. A healthy roster going into next season should help alleviate some of

those sore spots, along with the aid of a new coaching staff. Jackson’s addition could be a turning point for the team. Green: As you mentioned, Washington AP Photo was horrible Expecting a major turnaround from last year Washington behind the signing of Jackson across could be a bit much to expect. several phases of the game. While Jackson is one of the most exciting players to watch in the game today, his presence will probably turn out like most of the Washington summer free agent signings of the past: good on paper, but short on substance. How many splashy moves has Washington made over the years while ignoring other problem areas, just to get the fan base excited? Jackson could be walking into a nightmare if last season repeats itself. This team is still riding on Griffin’s knee, and his performance got him benched for the final three and a half games. Adding Jackson certainly gives the team another weapon, but it’s not enough to combat their other ailments.

Riley: Sometimes an explosive offense can power a team through other glaring problem areas. We just saw the Denver Broncos use a machine-like scoring unit to rack up two impressive seasons. No one’s predicting a Washington Super Bowl, but does anybody else in the NFC East really wow you? The Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants are maddeningly inconsistent. Last year’s division champs, the Eagles, just lost their best receiver—which isn’t good news for quarterback Nick Foles, who is entering just his second season as a starter. Jackson’s never been arrested or ever involved in off-the-field dramatics that could endanger his team, so I couldn’t care less what the Eagles thought when they released him. Washington just got one of the better receivers in the NFL, and he’s going to help push them to another level, provided RGIII’s knee holds up. Green: I’m just not buying this whole worst-to-first thing all thanks to the addition of a receiver who’s known to be a malcontent. If you were anywhere near the Washington locker room last season, then you know it was a war zone at the facility. I can’t see how a usually disgruntled lightweight wideout will bring leadership or stop the problem from getting worse. Dallas, Philadelphia and New York still have more talent and better leadership. You pretty much know what you’ll get out of their quarterbacks. If we get anything close to the RGIII that we got last year, then Washington is in trouble. Griffin would really have to make a return to his 2012 form if he’s going to get this team right again. Based on how horrible he was at times last year, I can’t say that he will. This is as much about Griffin as it is Jackson. If this was 2012, I would say look out for Washington, but I can’t see how a prima donna wide receiver and a quarterback struggling to get back on the right track can successfully coexist on a team that finished as the NFL’s second worst team last year.


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Objections its first publication shall to the Register of Wills or to such appointment (or Superior Court of so inform the Register of filed with the Register of to the probate of dethe District of Wills, including name, Wills with a copy to the cedent´s will) shall be District of Columbia address and relation- undersigned, on or be- filed with the Register of fore October 4, 2014, or Wills, D.C., 515 5th ship. PROBATE DIVISION be forever barred. Per- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Date of Publication: Washington, D.C. sons believed to be heirs W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . April 4, 2014 20001-2131 or legatees of the de- 20001, on or before Name of newspaper: Administration No. cedent who do not re- October 4, 2014. Claims Afro-American 2014ADM305 ceive a copy of this notice against the decedent Washington Ercelle M. Edwards by mail within 25 days of shall be presented to the Law Reporter Decedent its first publication shall undersigned with a copy James E. McCollum Jr. Yvonne Forrest so inform the Register of to the Register of Wills or Esq Kim Edwards Wills, including name, filed with the Register of 7309 Baltimore Ave., Personal address and relation- Wills with a copy to the Suite 117 undersigned, on or beRepresentative ship. College Park, MD 20740 fore October 4, 2014, or Date of Publication: Attorney be forever barred. PerApril 4, 2014 TRUE TEST COPY NOTICE OF sons believed to be heirs Name of newspaper: REGISTER OF WILLS APPOINTMENT, or legatees of the deAfro-American NOTICE TO TYPESET: Tue Apr 01 13:30:38 EDT 2014 cedent who do not reWashington 04/04, 04/11, 04/18/14 CREDITORS ceive a copy of this notice Law Reporter AND NOTICE TO by mail within 25 days of UNKNOWN HEIRS Superior Court of Bruce Sanowar its first publication shall Yvonne Forrest and Kim the District of Personal so inform the Register of Edwards, whose adDistrict of Columbia Representative Wills, including name, dresses are 4903 Addaddress and relationPROBATE DIVISION ison Road, Apt 201, ship. Washington, D.C. TRUE TEST COPY Capitol Heights, MD Date of Publication: 20001-2131 REGISTER OF WILLS 20743 & 11005 Birch April 4, 2014 Administration No. Way, Clinton MD 20735 TYPESET: Apr 01 13:29:36 2014 Name of EDT newspaper: 2014ADM269 04/04, 04/11,Tue 04/18/14 were appointed personal Afro-American representatives of the Monica Sanowar Washington Decedent estate of Ercelle M. EdLaw Reporter NOTICE OF Superior Court of wards, who died on APPOINTMENT, the District of November 24, 2010 withHarold C. Datcher NOTICE TO i District of Columbia out a Will and will serve Personal CREDITORS PROBATE DIVISION without Court superviRepresentative AND NOTICE TO Washington, D.C. sion. All unknown heirs UNKNOWN HEIRS 20001-2131 and heirs whose TRUE TEST COPY Administration No. whereabouts are un- Bruce Sanowar, whose REGISTER OF WILLS address is 2480 16th St. 2014ADM273 known shall enter their NW Apt 917,Washington Grace E. Baylor appearance in this 04/04, 04/11, 04/18/14 proceeding. Objections DC 20009 was appointed Decedent NOTICE OF to such appointment personal representative of the estate of Monica APPOINTMENT, shall be filed with the NOTICE TO Register of Wills, D.C., Sanowar, who died on October 4, 2013 without CREDITORS 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd AND NOTICE TO Floor Washington, D.C. a Will and will serve withUNKNOWN HEIRS 20001, on or before out Court supervision. All October 4, 2014. Claims unknown heirs and heirs H a r o l d C . D a t c h e r, against the decedent whose whereabouts are whose address is 2028 E shall be presented to the unknown shall enter their Street N.E. Washington, DC 20002 was appointed undersigned with a copy a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s to the Register of Wills or proceeding. Objections personal representative filed with the Register of to such appointment of the estate of Grace E. Wills with a copy to the shall be filed with the Baylor, who died on undersigned, on or be- Register of Wills, D.C., October 22, 2011 with a fore October 4, 2014, or 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Will and will serve withbe forever barred. Per- Floor Washington, D.C. out Court supervision. All sons believed to be heirs 20001, on or before unknown heirs and heirs or legatees of the de- October 4, 2014. Claims whose whereabouts are cedent who do not re- against the decedent unknown shall enter their ceive a copy of this notice shall be presented to the a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s by mail within 25 days of undersigned with a copy proceeding. Objections its first publication shall to the Register of Wills or to such appointment (or so inform the Register of filed with the Register of to the probate of deWills, including name, Wills with a copy to the cedent´s will) shall be address and relation- undersigned, on or be- filed with the Register of fore October 4, 2014, or Wills, D.C., 515 5th ship. be forever barred. Per- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM276 Verna S. Williams Decedent Theodora H. Brown, Esquire 3127 Cherry Road, NE Washington, DC 20018 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Donald L. Williams, whose address is 1731 Otis Place, NE, Washington, DC 20018 was were appointed personal representative of the estate of Verna S. Williams, who died on August 30, 2013 without a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose where-abouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 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 October 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: April 4, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM288 Corine Newman 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 Jacqueline RobinsonRoss, whose address is 3701 Connecticut Ave. NW. #824, Washington, DC 20008 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Corine Newman, who died on July 28, 2013 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (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 October 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 October 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: April 4, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

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TYPESET: Tue Apr 01 13:21:30 EDT 2014 TYPESET: Tue Apr 01 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM262 Gladys Beverly Hider Decedent Keith A. Anderson 211 47th Street NE Washington, DC 20019 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Cornelia A. Hider and Dennis A. Hider whose address is 332 15th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Gladys Beverly Hider, who died on December 26, 2013 without a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before October 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 October 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: April 4, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Cornelia A. Hider Dennis A. Hider Personal Representatives TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM139 Lillie R. Matthews A.K.A. Lillie Robinson Matthews Decedent Lawrence N. Cooper, Esq 1029 Vermont Avenue, NW, 3rd Floor Washington, DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Dorothy D. Sayles, whose address is 4321 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Lillie R. Matthews a.k.a. Lille Robinson Matthews, who died on October 8, 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 October 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 October 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: April 4, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Dorothy D. Sayles Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM280 Etta M. Kennedy Decedent Thomas H. Queen, Esq 530 Eighth Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS L u t h e r i n a R . Wa l k , whose address is 1488 Minter Road, Chester, SC 29706 was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Etta M. Kennedy, who died on February 20, 2014 with a Will and will serve without Court

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM249 Cleo Williamson Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Mark C. Williamson, whose address is 1419 1/2 22nd St, SE, Washington DC 20020 was appointed personal 13:19:27 EDT 2014 representative of the estate of Cleo Williamson who died on April 3, 2012 withouta Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose where-abouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before September 28, 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 September 28, 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: March 28, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Mark C. Williamson Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM309 Howard Ashmon Sr. Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Louise Ashmon Owens, whose address is 1529 Upshur St. NE, Washington, DC 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Howard Ashmon Sr., who died on November 14, 2006 with a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall 13:28:03 EDTenter 2014 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 September 28, 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 September 28, 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.

Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before September 28, 2014 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not reLEGAL NOTICES ceive 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: March 28, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Louise Ashmon Owens Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM223 Etta V. Foster A.K.A. Etta Victoria Foster NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Channie L. Bell, whose address is 3643 13th Street NW, Washington DC 20010 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Etta V. Foster A.K.A. Etta Victoria Foster, who died on January 17, 2014 with a Will and will serve without CourtEDT supervision. 15:04:21 2014 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 September 28, 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 September 28, 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: March 28, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Channie L. Bell Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 03/28, 04/04, 04/11/14

TYPESET: Tue Mar 25 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM229 William A. Ford Decedent Darryl F. White 302 Mississippi Ave Silver Spring, MD 20910 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15:03:45 EDT 2014 AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Elvis Ford, whose address is 46 Mallard Lane, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324 was appointed personal representative of the estate of William A Ford, who died on September 22, 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 September 28, 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 September 28, 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: March 28, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Elvis A. Ford Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 03/28, 04/04, 04/11/14

signed, on or before Bell Henson Linked to: Beverly Henderson October 11, 2014, or be 8100 Garners Ferry Road, Personal Representative forever barred. Persons Estate of Mary B. Harris #216 (2011 ADM 643) of the Estate of Mary B. believed to be heirs or Columbia, SC 29209 Harris, Deceased legatees of the decedent Beverly Henderson And 4424 2nd Street, NE who do not receive a Personal Representative Sharif Henson Washington, D.C. 20011 copy of this notice by mail of the Estate of Mary B. Heir of Delores Henson Plaintiff within 25 days of its first Harris, Deceased 8100 v. Garners Ferry Road, publication shall so in- 4424 2nd Street, NE #216 Eugene Leroy Harris, III TYPESET: Tue Apr 01 13:23:49 2014 of Washington, TYPESET: Tue20011 Apr 08 15:06:11 2014 Columbia, SC 29209 theEDT Register 4140 7th EDT Street, NW LEGAL NOTICES form LEGAL D.C. NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES And Wills, including name, Plaintiff Washington, D.C.. 20011 Alethea address and relation- v. And M. Henson Heir of Delores Henson Eugene Leroy Harris, III ship. Superior Court of Superior Court of Andre Mason, Heir of Ann 536 Summer Vista Drive 4140 7th NWof theStreet, District Date of Publication: the District of Mason Columbia, SC 29223 Washington, D.C.. 20011 District of Columbia 3332 Birmanwood Drive April 11, 2014 District of Columbia And And Colorado Springs, CO PROBATE DIVISION Name of newspaper: PROBATE DIVISION Andre 80920 Bell Personal ReW a sMason, h i n g t Heir o n , ofDAnn . C . Sheila Afro-American Washington, D.C. presentative Mason 20001-2131 And Washington 20001-2131 of theEstate Ruby Jack3332 Birmanwood Drive Jose A. Bell,ofPersonal ReAdministration No. Law Reporter Administration No. son Colorado Springs, CO presentative 2014ADM46 2014ADM295 1319 S. Street, SE 80920 Of the Estate of Charles Alberta Everette Evelyn Cabbagestalk Joseph N. Grano, Jr. Washington, D.C. 20020 And Bell A.K.A. Personal Jose A. Bell, Decedent And Personal Re917 Wahler Place, SE Alberta Lavinia Dyer Representative presentative Donald R. Dinan, Esq Gwendolyn C.D.C. Riddick Washington, 20032 Everette 600 14th St. NW, Heir Of the Estate of Charles Andof Ruby Jackson Decedent TRUE TEST COPY Suite 400, 6016 Eastern Ave, NE of Bell Jose A. Bell, Heir William A. Bland, REGISTER OF WILLS Washington, DC 20005 Washington, 917 Wahler Place,Esq SE Charles Bell D.C. 20011 1140 Conneticut Ave., Attorney And Lipford D.C.2014 20032 TYPESET: Tue Apr 08 Washington, 15:07:06 EDT 917Sharon Wahler M. Place, SE NW, #1100 04/11, 04/18, 04/25/14 Heir of Ruby Jackson NOTICE OF And Washington, D.C. 20032 Washington, DC 20036 14631 Dunbarton Drive APPOINTMENT, Jose A. Bell, Heir of And Attorney UClarence p p e r M aBell, r l b o rPersonal o, MD NOTICE TO Charles Bell Superior Court of NOTICE OF 20772 917 Wahler Place, SE CREDITORS Representative the District of APPOINTMENT, And D.C. 20032 Of the Estate of John AND NOTICE TO 15:03:21 EDT 2014 District of Columbia Washington, NOTICE TO Sheila Bell Christian HenryD. Bell UNKNOWN HEIRS PROBATE DIVISION And CREDITORS Heir Ruby Jackson Clarence Bell, Personal 307 of Webster St. NW Vivian Grano, whose adWashington, D.C. 1319 S. Street,D.C. SE 20011 AND NOTICE TO Representative Washington, dress is 5440 Lakefront 20001-2131 Washington, D.C. 20020 UNKNOWN HEIRS Of the Estate of John And Boulevard, Apt. D, Del Administration No. Defendants Ruth Bell Addie Everette, Henry Unknown Personal ReRay Beach, FL 33484 2014ADM322 307 Webster St. NW whose address is 1823 N presentative was appointed personal Oreda K. Rowe Washington, Of the Estate of Daisey C a p i t o l SD.C. t . , 20011 NE, representative of the A.K.A. And Bell ORDER FOR Washington, DC 20002, estate of Joseph N Oreda Kelly Rowe Unknown Personal ReHeir PUBLICATION of Johnnie Bell was appointed personal Grano, Jr., who died on Decedent presentative Address Unknown representative of the November 24, 2013 with- Thomas A. Gentile WHEREAS before this Of the Estate of Daisey And estate of Alberta out a Will and will serve 911 Silver Spring Ave, Bell for consideration is Clarence Bell, Personal Everette A.K.A. Alberta Court without Court supervi- Suite 104 Motion for SerHeir of Johnnie Representative Lavnivia DyerBell Everette, Plantiffs’s sion. All unknown heirs S i l v e r S p r i n g , M D Address vice by Publication; and Unknown Of the Estate of Michael who died on March 13, a n d h e i r s w h o s e 20910 WHEREAS the object of And Bell 2013 with a Will and will this is toBell quiet title theof whereabouts are un- Attorney Clarence Bell, Personal Heirsuit Daisy andHeir serve without Court su- real property known shall enter their Representative Johnnie Bellknown as Lot NOTICE OF pervision. All unknown Numbered Eight Hundred Of the Estate of Michael appearance in this 307 Webster St. NW APPOINTMENT, heirs and heirs whose Ninety-seven (897) in Bell Washington, D.C. 20011 proceeding. Objections NOTICE TO whereabouts are unSquare Numbered FiftyHeir Daisy Bell andHeir of And to such appointment CREDITORS known shall enter their one Johnnie Bell JoanHundred Fielding Fifty-four shall be filed with the AND NOTICE TO app e a r a n St. c e NW i n t h i s (5154) the successor 307 Webster Heir ofinJohnnie Bell and Register of Wills, D.C., UNKNOWN HEIRS proceeding.D.C. Objections personal representative of Washington, 20011 Daisy Bell 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Vernon Rowe, whose ad- to such appointment (or the Estate of Mary B. HarAnd 5706 Coolidge Street Floor Washington, D.C. dress is 5829 Quintana to the probate of deris, Beverly Henderson, Fielding Capitol Heights, M.D. 20001, on or before S t . , R i v e r d a l e , M D Joan cedent´s will) shall be as fee simple owner; and of Johnnie Bell and 20743 October 4, 2014. Claims 20737, was appointed Heir filed Bell with the Register of WHEREAS the real propAnd Daisy against the decedent personal representative Wills, D.C., 515 5th erty Jimelhas Bellthe address of 5706 Coolidge Street shall be presented to the of the estate of Oreda K. Capitol street, Street, N.W., 3rd M.D. Floor 4140 Heir of7th Johnnie BellNW, and Heights, undersigned with a copy Rowe A.K.A. Oreda Kelly 20743 Washington, Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Daisy Bell D.C. 20011 to the Register of Wills or Rowe, who died on Feb- And the (”Prop16010 Excalibur Road, 20001, on or before (hereinafter filed with the Register of ruary 26, 2014 with a Will Jimel #C303and it is more fully O c t Bell o b e r 11 , 2 0 1 4 . erty”), Wills with a copy to the and will serve without Heir as20716 follows: Bowie, MD of Johnnie Claims againstBell theand de- described undersigned, on or be- Court supervision. All un- Daisy Lot Andnumbered Forty-nine Bell shall be precedent (49) in George G. Brown, fore October 4, 2014, or known heirs and heirs 16010 Clarence Bell Excalibur Road, sented to the underof lots be forever barred. Per- whose where-abouts are #C303 Heir of Subvision Daisy Bell and signed with a copy to the Trustee’s Square Bellnumbered sons believed to be heirs unknown shall enter their Bowie, MDof 20716 Register Wills or filed inJohnnie thirty-seven (37) ”Peta p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s 307 Webster Street, NW And or legatees of the dewith the Register of Wills AdditionD.C to the City Washington, .20011 Bell to the under- worth cedent who do not re- proceeding. Objections Clarence with a copy of Washington”, as per And of Daisy Bell and ceive a copy of this notice to such appointment (or Heir signed, on or before plat recorded in the Office Tucker by mail within 25 days of to the probate of de- Johnnie OctoberBell 11, 2014 or be ofVeronica theofSurveyor for the Heir Johnnie Bell and Webster Street, NW its first publication shall cedent´s will) shall be 307 forever barred. Persons District of Columbia in Daisy Bell Washington, D.C .20011 so inform the Register of filed with the Register of believed to be heirs or Liber County 22 at folio 7405 Greely Road And Wills, D.C., 515 5th Wills, including name, legatees of the decedent 87.Note: date Hyattsville,At MDthe 20785, Tucker address and relation- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Veronica whoofdo not receive the above deAnd Heir Johnnie Bell anda hereof, Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . ship. copy Bell of this notice by mail scribed land is designated Robert Graham Bell Daisy 20001, on or before within 25 days of its first Date of Publication: on of the Heirthe of Records Johnnie Bell and Greely Road O c t o b e r 11 , 2 0 1 4 . 7405 April 4, 2014 publicationMDshall so in- assessor for the District of Daisy Bell 20785, Claims against the de- Hyattsville, Name of newspaper: form the Register of Columbia for assessment Address Unknown cedent shall be pre- And Afro-American Wills, Graham including purposes as Andtaxation Unknown Personal Bell name, and sented to the under- Robert Washington address and Bell relationLot Numbered Forty-Nine Representative Heir of Johnnie and signed with a copy to the Law Reporter ship. Bell (49) in Square Of the EstateNumbered of Robert Register of Wills or filed Daisy Thirty-one Date of Unknown Publication: TYPESET: Tue Apr 08 15:04:38 2014 Graham EDT Bell Hundred Address Thirty-Five (3135) Vivian Grano with the Register of Wills And AprilUnknown 11, 2014 Personal Address Unknown and Personal with a copy to the under- Representative Name of newspaper: And WHEREAS the Unknown Afro-American Representative signed, on or before Of the EstateCOURT of Robert Unknown Heirs and DeviSUPERIOR OF October 11, 2014, or be Graham Personal Representative Washington sees of Robert Graham THE Bell DISTRICT OF forever barred. Persons Address Unknown Bell Law Reporter TRUE TEST COPY COLUMBIA believed to be heirs or Addresses Unknown REGISTER OF WILLS PROBATE DIVISION legatees of the decedent And Ruth Addie Everette Washington, D.C. who do EDT not receive TYPESET: Apr 08 15:13:11 2014 a Sharif P. Henson Personal 20001-2131 Personal 04/04, 04/11,Tue 04/18/14 copy of this notice by mail Representative Administration No. Representative within 25 days of its first ofThe Estate of Delores 2013 LIT 58 publication shall so inBell Henson Linked to: TRUE TEST COPY SUPERIOR COURT OF TYPESET: Tue Apr 08 15:05:02 EDTFerry 2014 form the Register of Estate 8100 Garners Road, of Mary Harris REGISTER OFB. WILLS THE DISTRICT OF Wills, including name, #216 (2011 ADM 643) COLUMBIA Columbia, SC 29209 address and relation04/11, 04/18, 04/25/14 PROBATE DIVISION Superior Court of And ship. Beverly Henderson Washington, D.C. the Representative District of Sharif Henson Date of Publication: Personal 20001-2131 of Columbia Heir of Delores Henson April 11, 2014 of District the Estate of Mary B. Administration No. 8100 Garners Ferry Road, PROBATE DIVISION Harris, Deceased Name of newspaper: 2014ADM331 #216 D.C. 4424Washington, 2nd Street, NE Afro-American Estate of Columbia, SC 29209 20001-2131 Washington, D.C. 20011 Washington Bryant Fletcher And Administration No. Plaintiff Law Reporter Deceased Alethea M. Henson v. 2014ADM304 NOTICE OF Heir of Delores Henson Eugene Leroy Harris, III Audrey B. Waters Vernon Rowe STANDARD 536 Summer Vista Drive 7th Street, NW Decedent Personal 4140 PROBATE D.C.. 20011Jr. Columbia, SC 29223 James E. McCollum, Representative Washington, Notice is hereby given And 7309 Baltimore Ave. And that a petition has been Sheila Bell Personal ReAndre SuiteMason, 117 Heir of Ann TRUE TEST COPY filed in this Court by CynMason College Park, MD 20740 presentative REGISTER OF WILLS of theEstate of Ruby Jackthia Robertson for stan3332 Birmanwood Drive Attorney EDT 2014 son dard probate, in-cluding TYPESET: Tue Apr 08 15:05:49 Colorado Springs, NOTICE OF CO 1319 S. Street, SE the appointment of one 04/11, 04/18, 04/25/14 80920 APPOINTMENT, Washington, D.C. 20020 And or more personal repreNOTICE TO And Jose A. Bell, Personal Resentative. Unless a comSuperior Court of CREDITORS Gwendolyn C. Riddick presentative plaint or an objection in the District of AND NOTICE TO Heir of Ruby Jackson Of the Estate of Charles accordance with SuperDistrict of Columbia UNKNOWN HEIRS 6016 Eastern Ave, NE Bell ior Court Probate DiPROBATE DIVISION Raymond E. Waters, III, Washington, D.C. 20011 917 Wahler Place, SE vision Rule 407 2014 is filed in Washington, D.C. 17:22:51 EDT whose address is 1641 And Sharon M. Lipford Washington, D.C. 20032 this Court within 30 days 20001-2131 Crittenden Street, NE Heir of Ruby Jackson And from the date of first pubAdministration No. W a s hA.i n g t o n , Heir D . Cof . 14631 Dunbarton Drive Jose Bell, lication of this notice, the 2014ADM316 20017,Bell was appointed U p p e r M a r l b o r o , M D Charles Court may take the ac- William Thompson 20772 personal representative 917 Wahler Place, SE tion hereinafter set forth. Decedent of the estateD.C. of Audrey Washington, 20032 B And Wesley L. Clarke Waters, who died on Sheila D. Bell Christian And Register of Wills 1629 K Street N. W. December 25, 2013 with Heir of Ruby Jackson Clarence Bell, Personal Clerk of the Ste 300 Representative a Will and will serve with- 1319 S. Street, SE Probate Division W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Of Estate of John outthe Court supervision. All Washington, D.C. 20020 Date of First Publication 20006 Defendants Henry Bell heirs and heirs unknown April 11, 2014 NOTICE OF 307 Webster St. NW are whose where-abouts Names of Newspapers: APPOINTMENT, Washington, D.C. 20011 unknown shall enter their Washington ORDER FOR NOTICE TO And appearance in this Law Reporter PUBLICATION CREDITORS Unknown Personal Reproceeding. Objections Washington AND NOTICE TO presentative to such appointment (or WHEREAS before this AFRO-AMERICAN Of of Daisey UNKNOWN HEIRS to the theEstate probate of de- Court for consideration is Cythia Robertson Bell Jonnitta Thompsoncedent´s will) shall be Plantiffs’s Motion for SerJohnnie Bell 4405 East West Hwy Bonilla, whose address Heir filedofwith the Register of vice by Publication; and Unknown Bethesda, MD 20814 is 270 South Lawn Ave- Address Wills, D.C., 515 5th WHEREAS the object of TYPESET:of Tue Apr 08 15:11:29 EDT 2014River, And Signature nue, North Great Street, N.W., Floor this suit is to quiet title the Bell, 3rd Personal Petitioners/Attorney New York 11722 was ap- Clarence W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . real property known as Lot pointed personal repre- Representative 20001, on of or Michael before Numbered Eight Hundred the Estate sentative of the estate of Of Superior Court of O c t o b e r 11 , 2 0 1 4 . Ninety-seven (897) in William Thompson, who Bell the District of Claims the deSquare Numbered FiftyDaisyagainst Bell andHeir of died on December 16, Heir District of Columbia cedentBell shall be pre- one Hundred Fifty-four 2012 without a Will and Johnnie PROBATE DIVISION sented to St. theNWunder- (5154) in the successor 307 Webster will serve without Court Washington, Washington, D.C. signed with D.C. a copy to the personal representative of 20011 supervision. All unknown And 20001-2131 Register of Wills or filed the Estate of Mary B. Harheirs and heirs whose Administration No. with Fielding the Register of Wills ris, Beverly Henderson, Joan whereabouts are un- Heir 2014ADM312 as fee simple owner; and withof a copy to the Johnnie Bellunderand known shall enter their Daisy Ruth A. Cabbagestalk Bell on or before WHEREAS the real propsigned, a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s 5706 Decedent Coolidge Streetor be erty has the address of October 11, 2014, proceeding. Objections Capitol NOTICE OF 4140 7th street, NW, Heights,Persons M.D. forever barred. to such appointment 20743 APPOINTMENT, believed to be heirs or Washington, D.C. 20011 shall be filed with the And NOTICE TO legatees of the decedent (hereinafter the (”PropRegister of Wills, D.C., Jimel CREDITORS who Bell do not receive a erty”), and it is more fully 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Heir Bell AND NOTICE TO copyofofJohnnie this notice byand mail described as follows: Floor Washington, D.C. Daisy UNKNOWN HEIRS withinBell 25 days of its first Lot numbered Forty-nine (49) in George G. Brown, Excalibur Evelyn Cabbagestalk, 20001, on or before 16010 publication shall Road, so in- Trustee’s Subvision of lots whose address is 2326 O c t o b e r 11 , 2 0 1 4 . #C303 form the Register of 20716 name, in Square numbered Virginia Ave #203, Land- Claims against the de- Bowie, Wills, MD including thirty-seven (37) ”Petover, MD 20785, was ap- cedent shall be pre- And address and relation- worth Addition to the City Bell pointed personal repre- sented to the under- Clarence ship.of Daisy Bell and of Washington”, as per Heir sentative of the estate of signed with a copy to the Date of Publication: plat recorded in the Office Bell Ruth A. Cabbagestalk, Register of Wills or filed Johnnie April 11, 2014 of the Surveyor for the Webster Street, NW who died on September with the Register of Wills 307 Name of newspaper: District of Columbia in D.C .20011 27, 2013 with a Will and with a copy to the under- Washington, Afro-American Liber County 22 at folio And will serve without Court signed, on or before Washington Law 87.Note: At the date Veronica Tucker supervision. All unknown October 11, 2014, or be Heir Reporter hereof, the above deof Johnnie Bell and heirs and heirs whose forever barred. Persons Daisy Bell scribed land is designated whereabouts are un- believed to be heirs or 7405 Greely Raymond Waters III on the Records of the Road legatees of the decedent known shall enter their Personal assessor for the District of Hyattsville, MD 20785, who do not receive a And appearance in this Representative Columbia for assessment proceeding. Objections copy of this notice by mail Robert Graham Bell and taxation purposes as to such appointment (or within 25 days of its first Heir Lot Numbered Forty-Nine of TEST Johnnie Bell and TRUE COPY to the probate of de- publication shall so in- Daisy (49) in Square Numbered Bell REGISTER OF WILLS Thirty-one cedent´s will) shall be form the Register of Address TYPESET: Tue Apr 08 15:04:38 EDTHundred 2014 Unknown Thirty-Five (3135) filed with the Register of Wills, including name, And Unknown Personal 04/11, 04/18, 04/25/14 and address and relation- Representative Wills, D.C., 515 5th And Tue Apr 08 15:04:38 EDT COURT 2014 WHEREAS the Unknown ship. OfSUPERIOR the Estate of Robert Street, N.W., 3rd Floor TYPESET: Unknown Heirs and DeviOF Personal Representative Date of Publication: Graham Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . sees of Robert Graham THE Bell DISTRICT OF And ofBell the Estate of Robert AddressCOLUMBIA Unknown April 11, 2014 20001, on or Unknown Heirs and DeviGraham Bell, if there Name of newspaper: Addresses Unknown be before October 11, 2014. SUPERIOR COURT OF PROBATE DIVISION seesWashington, of Robert Graham one, THE DISTRICT OF And Robert Graham Bell, Claims against the de- Afro-American D.C. Bell his heirs divisees, the COLUMBIA Sharif P.and Henson Personal cedent shall be pre- Washington 20001-2131 Addresses Unknown Unknown Personal RePROBATE DIVISION Representative Reporter sented to the under- Law Administration No. And p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f t he Washington, D.C. ofThe Estate of Delores 2013 LIT 58 signed with a copy to the Hensonto: Personal Estate of Daisy Bell, as 20001-2131 Bell Henson Jonitta Thompson- Sharif P. Linked Register of Wills or filed asGarners those other parties Administration No. 8100 Ferry Road, Estate of Mary B. Harris well Bonilla Representative with the Register of Wills Estate of 643) Delores named 2013 LIT 58Personal ofThe(2011 #216 as defendants in ADM with a copy to the underBell Henson the caption above Linked to: Columbia, SC 29209 are Representative signed, on or before 8100 Garners Ferry Road, named And In this action as Beverly Henderson October 11, 2014, or be Estate of Mary B. Harris #216 but many of the (2011 ADMCOPY 643) Sharif Henson Personal Representative parties, TEST forever barred. Persons TRUE Columbia, SC 29209 number of Henson parties to Heir of Delores of the Estate of Mary B. large REGISTER OF WILLS believed to be heirs or Beverly And this action and several Henderson 8100 Garners Ferry Road, Harris, Deceased legatees of the decedent Personal Representative Sharif Henson other persons who may #216 4424 2nd Street, NE who do not receive a of the Estate of Mary B. Heir of DeloresD.C. Henson have an interest in the Columbia, SC 29209 Washington, 20011 copy of this notice by mail Harris, Deceased 8100 Garners FerryPlaintiff Road, subject property do not And within 25 days of its first 4424 2nd Street, NE #216 have known addresses Alethea M. Henson v. publication shall so in- Washington, D.C. 20011 Columbia, SC 29209 and/or cannot beHenson personHeir of Delores Eugene Leroy Harris, III form the Register of And ally is by the Plaintiff 536 served; SummeritVista Drive 4140 7th Street, NW Wills, including name, v. Alethea M. Henson Court this 1st of April, Columbia, SCday 29223 Washington, D.C.. 20011 Heir of Delores Henson address and relation- Eugene Leroy Harris, III 2014, hereby And And 536 Summer Vista Plaintiff’s ship. 4140 7th Street, NW Sheila Bell that Personal ReAndre Mason, HeirDrive of Ann ORDERED Columbia, Motion for Service by PubDate of Publication: Washington, D.C.. 20011 presentative Mason SC 29223 And l of i ctheEstate a t i o n i of s Ruby here by April 11, 2014 And Jack3332 Birmanwood Drive Sheila Bell Personal Andre Mason, Heir of Ann Name of newspaper: son Colorado Springs, ReCO GRANTED; presentative and it is further Mason 1319 S. Street, SE Afro-American 80920

the Andcaption above are named In this action as Sharif Henson parties, but many of the Heir of Delores Henson large parties to 8100number GarnersofFerry Road, this #216action and several other persons who may Columbia, SC 29209 have And an interest in the subject do not Alethea property M. Henson have Heir ofknown Deloresaddresses Henson and/or cannot be person536 Summer Vista Drive LEGAL ally served;NOTICES it 29223 is by the Columbia, SC Court And this 1st day of April, 2014, Sheilahereby Bell Personal ReORDERED presentativethat Plaintiff’s Motion for Service by Pubof theEstate of Ruby Jackl son ication is hereby GRANTED; 1319 S. Street, SE and it is furtherD.C. 20020 Washington, ORDERED that the UnAnd known Personal RepreGwendolyn C. Riddick sentative of the Estate of Heir of Ruby Jackson Daisy Bell, the Unknown 6016 Eastern Ave, NE Personal Representative Washington, D.C. 20011 ofAnd theSharon EstateM.of Robert Lipford Graham Bell, Jackson (if there be Heir of Ruby one), Robert Graham Bell, 14631 Dunbarton Drive his U pheirs p e r and M a rdevisees, l b o r o , MorD anyone 20772 claiming under these And defendants, and all other persons Sheila D. Bellclaiming Christianan interest in theJackson above deHeir of Ruby scribed property, 1319 S. Street, SE shall cause their appearance to Washington, D.C. 20020 be entered heirein on or Defendants before the fortieth day, exclusive of Sunday and legal holidays, occurring ORDER FOR after the day of the first PUBLICATION publication of this order; otherwise, thebefore cause will WHEREAS this be proceeded as the in theis Court for consideration case of default, Plantiffs’s Motionprovided for Serthat copy of this order be viceaby Publication; and published once WHEREAS thea week objectforof three weeks in both this suit is to quiet titlethe the Afro-American Newsreal property known as Lot papers and theHundred Daily Numbered Eight Washington Re-in Ninety-sevenLaw (897) porter. Square Numbered Fiftyone Hundred Fifty-four I. Fisher (5154) inGerald the successor Jugdeof personalAssociate representative SignedofinMary Chambers the Estate B. Harris, Beverly Henderson, 04/18, 04/25/14 as 04/11, fee simple owner; and WHEREAS the real property has the address of 4140 7th street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20011 (hereinafter the (”Property”), and it is more fully described as follows: Lot numbered Forty-nine (49) in George G. Brown, Trustee’s Subvision of lots in Square numbered thirty-seven (37) ”Petworth Addition to the City of Washington”, as per plat recorded in the Office of the Surveyor for the District of Columbia in Liber County 22 at folio 87.Note: At the date hereof, the above described land is designated on the Records of the assessor for the District of Columbia for assessment and taxation purposes as Lot Numbered Forty-Nine (49) in Square Numbered Thirty-one Hundred Thirty-Five (3135) and WHEREAS the Unknown Personal Representative

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Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS L u t h e r i n a R . Wa l k , whose address is 1488 13:20:42 EDT 2014 Minter Road, Chester, LEGAL NOTICES SC 29706 was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Etta M. Kennedy, who died on February 20, 2014 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 October 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 October 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: April 4, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter

of the Estate of Robert Graham Bell, if there be one, Robert Graham Bell, his heirs and divisees, the Unknown Personal Representatives of the Estate of Daisy Bell, as well as those other parties named as defendants in the caption above are named In this action as parties, but many of the large number of parties to this action and several other persons who may have an interest in the subject property do not have known addresses and/or cannot be personally served; it is by the Court this 1st day of April, 2014, hereby ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Service by Publication is hereby GRANTED; and it is further ORDERED that the Unknown Personal Representative of the Estate of Daisy Bell, the Unknown Personal Representative of the Estate of Robert Graham Bell, (if there be one), Robert Graham Bell, his heirs and devisees, or anyone claiming under these defendants, and all other persons claiming an interest in the above described property, shall cause their appearance to be entered heirein on or before the fortieth day, exclusive of Sunday and legal holidays, occurring after the day of the first publication of this order; otherwise, the cause will be proceeded as the in the case of default, provided that a copy of this order be published once a week for three weeks in both the Afro-American Newspapers and the Daily Washington Law Reporter. Gerald I. Fisher Associate Jugde Signed in Chambers

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DCEMANCIPATION   EMANCIPATION  

Talib  Kweli  

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Doug  E  Fresh

SUNDAY

6PM

APRIL 13, 2014

"THE GREAT DEBATE" EMANCIPATION DAY DC TOWN HALL DISCUSSION

Lincoln Theatre 1215 U Street NW Doors open at 6pm, program starts at 7pm

Engage with panelists Monie Love, MC Hammer, Doug E Fresh, Toni Blackman, Michael Skolnik and more live from the Lincoln Theatre, for a town hall-style discussion on education, employment, anti-violence and more

Moderator: Robyn Murphy (host, reporter) Panelists: Doug E Fresh (Hip Hop Legend, Lyricist, Performer) MC Hammer (hip hop artist, performer, minister) Monie Love (Performer, Radio Host, DJ) Toni Blackman (US Hip Hop Ambassador with the US Department of State, Author, Performer) Michael Skolnik (Political Director to hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons and President of GlobalGrind.com)

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WEDNESDAY

11AM

APRIL 16, 2014

DC EMANCIPATION DAY PARADE ON PENNSYLVANIA

from 4th street NW to Freedom Plaza at 13th

Join thousands of attendees for the Parade on Pennsylvania, featuring large numerous college and DC marching bands, DC neighborhood groups and organizations, various U.S. Armed Forces bands and units, and more.

WEDNESDAY

4PM

APRIL 16, 2014

"MESSAGE IN THE MUSIC" DC EMANCIPATION DAY FREE CONCERT

Raheem  DeVaughn   MC  Lyte

WEDNESDAY

1:30PM-4PM

APRIL 16, 2014

"DC EMANCIPATION DAY WORKSHOPS"

DC Council Chambers Rooms 412 and 500

Freedom Plaza 4pm followed by a Fireworks Finale at 8pm!

Join eventgoers for a free live concert featuring Talib Kweli, Raheem DeVaughn, MC Lyte, Arrested Development, Doug E Fresh, DJ Kool, J. Ivy, DC's own Black Alley Band, West Virginia State University Jazz Ensemble and more. Numerous vendors will be on hand with food, drinks and more. Catch the impressive "Must-See" fireworks display, officially closing out the DC Emancipation Day concert and all celebrations. A one hour special highlighting all official celebrations will air on BET Networks this summer.

"The Proclamation" Workshop

The Honorable Frank Smith 1:30pm - Room 500 A History of Emancipation Day: DC and Around the Globe

Peter Hanes 1:30pm - Room 412 The Fight for Statehood

Mark Plotkin 2:45pm - Room 500 Emancipation and What it Means Today

Dr. Elizabeth Clark Lewis, Ph.D. 2:45pm - Room 214

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