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By Zachary Lester and Maria Adebola AFRO Staff Writers
Henry Ramsey Jr. was involved in every facet of the law in his 30-plus year career. He started as a deputy district attorney in California, moved into private practice, was elevated to judge, taught law and later served as dean at the Howard University Law School. When he died after suffering a stroke March 14 in Berkeley, the nation lost a brilliant legal mind. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Howard University Law School Dean Henry Ramsey Jr.,” Howard interim provost and general counsel Kurt Schmoke, former mayor of Baltimore, said in a statement. “Judge Ramsey Continued on A3
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“Deuce” Eaddy is 2 years seizure free.
here and put him in the [ambulance] they were trying to put an IV line in him… His body, from having the seizure, was clenched so tight, that they couldn’t get an IV into his vein,” said Deuce’s mother, Tamikko, 39. “He was almost lifeless. Continued on A6
Finally, Recognition at Last
Mayor Vincent Gray, as my grandmother used to say, has a tough row to hoe in his effort to get reelected. As voters headed to the polls for early voting this week, the question hung in the air: Did he know about an illegal “shadow campaign” to get him elected in 2010? Jeffrey E. Thompson, a very rich and powerful man with plenty of reasons to need friends in high places, paid large sums of money to make sure his friends were elected to office. He pleaded guilty to illegally funding political campaigns—designing elaborate schemes to funnel money to candidates, then designing even more elaborate schemes to cover it up. And money seemed to be no object. He had millions that he made from the government as a contractor. The millions it cost to get the right folks in the right places could have been considered a business expense. That brings me to Gray, who has not been charged, even though federal prosecutors appear to be near ready to pounce. He claims he knew nothing about the shadow campaign. The whole idea behind giving a lot of money to politicians is to curry favor with them, right? What kind of favor can you curry if the candidate doesn’t know? If Thompson didn’t drop an occasional reminder that it was he who was responsible for, say, the luxury SUV that Gray was being driven around in, what good would it do him? “Dude, how do you like the ride?” he might have asked Gray. “Comfortable,” Gray might have answered. “You know that was me, right?” Thompson might have said. “Just keep it on the down low. We refrigerated the console and loaded it with AquaDeco for you. Drink all you want.” Or: “Hey, Vince! How about that get-out-the-vote event the other day. Pretty good turnout, huh?” “Sure,” Gray might have responded.
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It is often said in religious circles that confession is good for the soul. But for the long-time pastor of a Bridgeport, Conn. church, confession proved deadly. Bishop Bobby Davis was the pastor of the Miracle of Faith World Outreach Church. On March 9, Davis allegedly spoke to members of his congregation about cheating on his wife, Christine Davis, the church’s first lady, according to Blackchristiannews.com. According to some reports, his wife asked him to talk to the congregation about the alleged indiscretion that he had confessed to her earlier Bishop Bobby Davis and his that day. wife, Christine Davis “After the service on Sunday, the bishop’s family asked us to remain in the church and the bishop confessed to us something that happened a long time ago,” church elder Judy Stovall told Christianpost.com. “He wanted to come clean with all of us. He wanted to ask our forgiveness.” As Bishop Davis spoke, members of the church are reported to have been very vocal, some even raising their voices. Church members have reported to media outlets that they were shouting affirmations as a sign of support, not Continued on A3 Funders & Supporters
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President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Zach Galifianakis From running presidential campaigns to running the government in the White House, the Obama machine has always found unique ways to achieve its goals. In an attempt to promote the Affordable Care Act and encourage younger Americans to sign up for health insurance before the March 31 deadline, President Obama recently appeared in Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns” show on comic website Funny or Die, bypassing more traditional media outlets. The video was meant to “reach Americans where they live,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney in a press briefing on March 11. “Gone are the days when your broadcasts …can reach everybody that we need to reach,” Carney said to broadcast journalists at the briefing. In the satirical six-minute skit, “The Hangover” star posed awkward questions and traded insults with the commander-inchief. Halfway through the clip, as the president begins urging young people to sign up for health care, the comedian sighs heavily and mutters, “Here we go,” and comments later amid Obama’s plug, “Is this what they mean by drones?” Former Fox News journalist Roger Friedman said in his Showbiz411 website column that Obama’s performance was “less presidential than Richard Nixon saying ‘Sock it to me on ‘Laugh In,’” and that he “should not quit his day job.” Despite the detractors, the president’s use of a comedic platform seemed to achieve its purpose. According to tweets from Healthcare.gov, hourly traffic spiked on the day the video premiered; and there were 32,000 Funny or Die referrals and 575,000 site visits by 6 p.m. March 10. The next day,
visits to Healthcare.gov were up by 40 percent. And, the video had 15 million views and had acquired “immortal” status— meaning it was popular and highly rated—as of March 13. Lupita Nyong’o Linked to Somalian Rapper K’Naan Black actress Lupita Nyong’o went from near-anonymity to tremendous celebrity after she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar earlier this month for her role in 12 Years a Slave. Since her win, she’s been interviewed dozens of times, seen her fashion style analyzed and been praised for her grace and beauty. With the celebrity has come an interest in her love life and now Nyong’o is the subject of media speculation and gossip about who she may be dating.
Lupita Nyong’o and K’Naan Rumors circulated after she and Jared Leto were seen canoodling at recent appearances that they were a couple. The gossip was exacerbated by Leto calling Nyong’o his “future ex-wife” during his acceptance speech at the Independent Spirit Awards on March 1, according to media reports. Now, the rumor mill has tied her to Somalian rapper K’Naan. On March 3, the day after Nyong’o won her Oscar, she was photographed in New York City with K’Naan. The two were seen together in Manhattan outside the studio where she appeared on the talk show “Live! With Kelly and Michael,” according to news reports. Newsday.com said that Nyong’o and K’Naan “appeared to be affectionate in the photos.” The pictures were soon uploaded to the Internet, and showed K’naan and Nyong’o embracing for the paparazzi while he held her Oscar. Us Weekly magazine reported on March 12 that the two have been dating since September.
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Black Press to Honor Parents of Teenagers Slain in Chicago, Jacksonville By NNPA
Cleopatra and Nathaniel A. Pendleton Sr., parents of Hadiya Pendelton, 15, who was fatally shot last year in a park a week after attending the second inauguration of President Obama and Lucy McBath and Ron Davis, parents of Jordan Davis, 17, who was shot to death in 2012 in Jacksonville by Michael Dunn on a convenience store parking lot after an argument over loud music, will be honored during Black Press Week as Newsmakers of the Year. “We know there’s nothing anyone can do to bring back Hadiya Pendleton or Jordan Davis, but we wanted their parents to know that the nation not only mourns their loss, but rededicates itself to reducing senseless gun violence that is all too common in our communities,” said Mary G. Denson, publisher of The Windy City Word in Chicago and chair of the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, the sponsor of Black Press Week. Cloves C. Campbell Jr., publisher of the Arizona Informant and chairman of the NNPA, a federation of approximately 200 newspapers, said: “The deaths of Hadiya and Jordan were stark reminders that all of us must redouble our efforts to rid our communities of violence.” The couples will each be presented with the “Newsmaker of the Year Award.” Former North Carolina Rep. Melvin L. Watt, the first director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, will be presented the Torch Award for Political Achievement. Rev. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., leader of the Wilmington Ten and president and CEO of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, will be presented the Torch Award for Religious Achievement. Earlier in the day, Charles W. Tisdale, the late publisher of the Jackson Advocate, the oldest Black-owned newspaper in Mississippi, and the late M. Paul Redd, publisher of the Westchester County Press in New York, will be honored at the Distinguished Black Publishers Enshrinement Ceremony at Howard University. Tisdale, who purchased the almost-defunct paper in 1978 and built it into a respected publication, died in 2007 at 80. Redd, who purchased his newspaper in 1986, wrote a column called “M. Paul Tells All” for more than 40 years and was a major figure in New York Democratic politics. He died in 2009 at age 80. The NNPA will visit the office of the Republican National Committee on March 19 to hear about their outreach efforts to Blacks and will visit the White House on March 21 for a briefing on President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Black male initiative. On March 21, a breakfast panel on confronting HIV/AIDS entitled “Black Press and the Black Pulpit” is scheduled. Black Press Week activities will conclude with a luncheon March 21, at the National Press Club featuring a panel discussion on Black economic empowerment featuring Maggie Anderson, founder of the Empowerment Experiment and author of “Our Black Year,” which chronicles a year of the family using only products and services produced by Blacks.
D.C. Mayoral Candidates By LaTrina Antoine Special to the AFRO
The AFRO is presenting information on the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor of the District of Columbia. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), 71 The George Washington University, B.S.; master’s degree in Psychology Elected to D.C. Council in 2004 (Ward 7). Elected mayor in 2010. Endorsements: Laborers International Union of North America; D.C. Building Trades Council; Service Employees International Union for Maryland and D.C. State Council; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
(AFSCME) District Council 20; UNITE HERE Local 25; D.C. Latino Caucus; and American Asian and Pacific Islanders Caucus. Gray spoke to the AFRO in an interview Feb. 25. He responded to an interview request the same day. Education: We’re really committed to education reform and I think we have made a lot progress and [are] moving forward with that. The District’s measure of progress is [through] the [national] test scores that indicate we had the greatest progress of any state in December and showed the greatest progress of any of the big cities in America. Continued on A4
Early Voting Begins in D.C. Mayoral Race
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters are casting their ballots in a scandal-marred race for District of Columbia mayor. Early voting began March 17 for the district’s April 1 primary. Mayor Vincent Gray is seeking a second term amid allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about an illegal, $668,000 “shadow campaign” waged on his behalf when he ran for mayor in 2010. Gray has not been charged with a crime. The mayor faces seven challengers, including four D.C. councilmembers: Muriel Bowser, Jack Evans, Vincent Orange and Tommy Wells. Councilmember David Catania, an independent, will run against the primary winner. Voters began casting ballots starting March 17 at the building that houses the Board of Elections. More locations will open starting March 22.
Henry Ramsey Jr. Continued from A1
had an extraordinary legal career and was a staunch supporter of Howard University for many years. He inspired countless faculty, staff and students throughout his tenure. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife, Eleanor, and the entire Ramsey family.” Dr. Joyce Ladner, a former Howard vice president of academics affairs and interim president, said Ramsey rebuilt the school when it was seen as faltering. “He came in and he turned around the law school so that our bar passage rate increased to what it should be,” she said. Besides turning around the law school, Ladner said Ramsey hired new faculty, revitalized the clinical legal education program and raised a significant amount of money for the school. “He was a very, very active person, just full of energy. And most of all, he was a fighter for justice,” Ladner said. “He believed strongly in the rights of African Americans and he devoted a great part of his life to that. He was a man of tremendous integrity.” Ramsey took over as dean at Howard’s law school in 1990. “He reminded you of someone in academia,” said Orlan Johnson, a business consultant who taught at the law school for
15 years. “He had a very professorial intellect. You never saw him not looking the part of being an academician.” Johnson said Ramsey had no connection to Howard, but was hired and respected because of his strong credentials. “He brought a lot of structure and discipline, as well as a high level of focus on academics,” Johnson said. Ramsey came to Howard after an illustrious career. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of California, Riverside in 1960 and his law degree from the University of California’s Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law. His first job was in the Contra Costa County District’s Attorney’s Office, one of the first African Americans to be hired as a prosecutor there. After a few years, he moved into private law, focusing on civil and criminal matters, according to his LinkedIn page. From 1981 until 1990, he served as a judge with the Alameda County Superior Court. During the same time, he worked as a law professor at Berkeley. He spent five years as dean at Howard Law School before retiring in 1995. Besides working in the law, Ramsey served on the Berkeley
City Council from 1973 to 1977, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown told the newspaper that he and Ramsey worked together on several cases representing “those who couldn’t get representation, like the Black Panthers.” Brown remembered Ramsey as being “forceful” and someone who “caused everyone to be conscious of their own conduct.” Lisa Crooms, a professor of law at Howard, said Ramsey lived by the credo that everybody was entitled to justice despite “your race or the amount of money you brought to the table.” He challenged himself and others, she said. “What you got from Henry, above all else, was that he loved his people,” said Crooms. “He was demanding when it came to himself. He wouldn’t ask you to do something he hadn’t done or wouldn’t expect himself to do.” Ladner said she last saw Ramsey at his 80th birthday party in January. “He was a scholar, he was a builder and he was an advocate for those least able to advocate for themselves,” she said.
“She is a woman of prayer and the Word who believes that her first obligation of ministry is not to the local church or to the world, but to her husband and family,” the church website said. The Davises had six children and eight grandchildren as of February 2013. According to Facebook posts, a viewing is scheduled for March 20 and the funeral services will be held the next day at Mount Airy Baptist Church in Bridgeport. On Facebook, one mourner called the bishop “a forerunner” who laid a “spiritual foundation” that still
guides her many years later. “You weren’t perfect, none of us are,” posted Sylvia Jones. “But you were a man of God. We will uphold your legacy. My condolences to everyone who loved him.”
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criticizing the pastor as he spoke. After his confession, Davis collapsed. He had apparently suffered a massive heart attack. He was taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Christianpost.com reported that Bishop Davis, who had been married to his wife for 50 years and who had started the church in 1967, was a certified marriage and family therapist. The Christian website also quoted an anonymous source who knew the bishop who said it was actually the church’s first lady who told the members about the alleged affair. Davis later entered the sanctuary and was surprised that the news had been revealed. The source said it was Bishop Davis’ family, not the congregants, who reacted angrily. Church officials could not be reached by the AFRO. The church’s website contained no reference to the bishop’s death. The site said Bishop Davis was saved at 22, has a doctorate in ministry and a master’s in theological studies and is certified through the American Society of Christian Therapists. He was a regular guest on Trinity Broadcasting and also was featured at Promise Keepers, Christian seminars for men. He was ordained a bishop of the Eastern Connecticut Diocese, Higher Ground Always Abounding Ministries in June 2010 at The Potter’s House in Dallas, the church pastored by the world-renowned Bishop T.J. Jakes. His wife, known as Chris, is an ordained elder who has assisted him for 45 years.
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D.C. Mayoral Candidates Continued from A3
Affordable Housing: [The Administration has] invested $187 million in affordable housing, funding 47 projects that will reduce cost of housing so people can afford it. [Projects are] happening where people most need affordable housing. Peaceful coexistence between longtime and new residents: [That is a] difficult challenge. One of the things is to make sure we make housing affordable [and] continue to improve public education. Having people increase earning capacity, better to move people from a place where their earning power may be low to a place where it can be raised. Create opportunities for people to work and live together. Use the office of the mayor to communicate the importance of people who have lived in the District for years to support those who have paid their dues to make the city what it is today. Black Opportunity: The process of certifying small and medium [sized] disadvantaged businesses, and then they go to a list of businesses that are available. Businesses [are] put into contracts that require businesses to demonstrate how they have included a level of participation by the small and medium disadvantaged businesses. *** Council Member Vincent Orange (D-At Large), 56, Attorney/CPA University of the Pacific, Business Administration and Communications; Howard University, JD; Georgetown University, master’s degree in Laws in Taxation Elected to D.C. Council in 2010 Endorsements: United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, National Nurses United Orange responded to the AFRO through e-mail Feb. 28. Education: I support, will invest in, and fund our public pipeline of education from pre-school through the University of the District of Columbia. We must provide the necessary resources to significantly improve the proficiency of our students in reading, writing and mathematics. Affordable Housing: My plan is to build $100 million [worth] of affordable housing each year, for the next 10 years. I will build affordable housing for seniors on fixed incomes, for the homeless, for the $30,000, $40,000, $50,000, $60,000 and $70,000 households, and for the traditional 80 percent of the area median income population. My plan is to build affordable housing for each category mentioned resulting in $250 million of affordable housing for each group. In addition, I will immediately build the affordable housing for low income families pursuant to the New Communities Initiative. Peaceful coexistence between longtime and new residents: I will travel around our beloved city, and through our beloved city, host community and neighborhood town hall meetings stressing diversity and commonality. I will strongly welcome and encourage our new residents to live peacefully and in harmony with our older residents and to respect the institutions and traditions of our city. Black Opportunity: I will work with Black companies to assist them in qualifying for certification as a District Certified Business Enterprise and qualifying as a local small business. As Mayor, I will ensure that all District agency heads are spending public dollars pursuant to District law with our local small business community and that our public/private construction projects are providing 35 percent of the contracts to District certified business enterprises. The District taxpayer dollars must circulate in our community, throughout our community and around our community pursuant to the law and not outside the boundaries of the District of Columbia. *** Council Member Muriel Bowser (Ward 4), 42, Politician Chatham College, bachelor’s degree in History; American University, master’s degree in Public Policy First elected to the D.C. Council in 2006 Endorsements: The Washington Post Bowser’s campaign manager responded to the AFRO by e-mail the same day answers were requested. Education: As mayor, Muriel Bowser will encourage neighborhood preference for charter schools so charters serve their purpose as a real option to traditional public schools; provide additional resources to under-performing schools, so we can speed up and spread out successful school reforms; expand early childhood programs so all of our children are ready to learn on the first day they enter kindergarten; and deliver real career and technical education so district youth are prepared to enter the workforce. Affordable Housing: Muriel Bowser believes that we must have mixed income development and ensure that low- and moderate-income families and individuals do not get priced out of D.C. As mayor, she will create more affordable units, preserve more of our existing affordable housing, and help our residents to afford more housing through job training and higher wages. Peaceful coexistence between longtime and new residents: Muriel Bowser welcomes the newcomers who have arrived and those who or are planning to move to D.C. over the next few years, and she looks forward to having them join our long-term residents in our many churches, public schools, community groups, and neighborhoods. Community activities, such as block parties, open houses, meetings, etc. are excellent opportunities for neighbors to get to know each other in a nonconfrontational way.
Black Opportunity: Muriel Bowser wants to re-focus the Department of Small and Local Business so they do more than just certify businesses. She will have the agency take a more active role in connecting businesses to D.C. government contracts, and she will make sure that all regulations are enforced. *** Council Member Jack Evans (Ward 2), 59, Attorney University of Pennsylvania, B.S.; University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, JD Elected to the D.C. Council in 1991 Endorsements: Maryland/D.C. State Council of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, The George Washington University College Democrats Evans answered two questions from the AFRO during a media advisory Feb. 26. His office did not respond to requests for answers to the additional questions. Peaceful coexistence between longtime and new residents: We made affordable housing a priority for construction in the Shaw community. Rent control, I was a chairman on the council to get rent control extended now over 10 years. Property tax relief, we now have the lowest property tax rates in the metropolitan region; we have put caps on peoples property taxes, and [the taxes] can only increase up to 10 percent a year, and I have a bill before the council now, that will hopefully get passed in the next month that if a senior citizen is 75 years or older, has lived in the city 15 years and earns less than $60,000 they will never have to pay property tax again. Education: As mayor, I am going to focus on four issues: education, public safety, affordable housing, and job creation. I guarantee that I will make sure that every child in our city has access to a quality education. They’re going to school now at four, we need to get it down to two years old. What makes a great school? Good principle, good teacher, good curriculum, safe environment, and probably the most important and hardest parental involvement. I am going to make sure that every school in our city has those five things. *** Council Member Tommy Wells (Ward 6), 56, director, D.C. Consortium for Child Welfare Columbus School of Law at Catholic University, JD and University of Minnesota, master’s degree in social work. Elected to the council in 2006 Endorsements: Local 36 of the International Association of Firefighters; Fraternal Order of Police representing D.C. police. Wells’ campaign manager e-mailed his responses to the AFRO March 3.
technology, but also take care of the child where they are…We should have a comprehensive plan, a comprehensive strategy, knowing how to bring those partnerships together. Affordable Housing: It will be treating housing as a basic infrastructure in our budget, meaning $100 million each year put in my budget, into the affordable housing trust fund, to be stable and predictable. Go to private investors so that they know we plan to leverage that investment. Come up with a new construct where people are going to have to participate in the conversation in the types of housing that we are coming up with in the future… Peaceful coexistence between longtime and new residents: We have got to not be a city that is fighting the rich vs. poor, or blacks vs. browns and whites. We have to coexist in a community around a mutual respect of living. Only way to do that is with our leadership…We have to set the tone… Black Opportunity: End pay for play culture, throw open our books, and shine the spotlight on what is happening. First Source, start over. How fix it and enforce it? I think it’s all about data. Make sure we know who is getting hired. We got to loosen and lessen paper work on the small businesses that want to maintain and grow here in the District of Columbia. Partner the business opportunities between small and larger businesses around development of products and services. *** Andy Shallal, 58, Entrepreneur Catholic University of America, B.S. Owner and Founder of Bus Boys and Poets and Eatonville Restaurants Endorsements: George Pelecanos, best-selling author and TV producer; Peter Yarrow, folk musician; and Danny Glover, actor/activist. Shallal’s campaign manager answered one question on Feb. 25. The AFRO was directed to several white papers on Shallal’s website to answer the other questions. Education: Replace D.C.’s failed high-stakes testing, intimidation and punishment education strategy with what works: respect, support, and collaboration. [Be] ready to engage the public and the educator workforce to actually improve our schools. Affordable Housing: Increase funding for the local rent supplement programs and permanent supportive housing. Commit $100 million annually to The Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF). Create a “Gentrification Tax Relief” program to prevent long-term residents from being forced out by higher property taxes, establish an Office of Development and Accountability to evaluate whether developers are complying with agreements to build affordable housing on public land...
Education: I will make sure every child has a quality elementary school within walking distance of their home— and they don’t have to win a lottery to attend. And I’ll solve the problem of under-enrolled schools not by closing them down, but by working with parents and educators to make them schools of choice. I will knit together DCPS and charter schools, aligning grade ranges and strategically filling gaps to provide all students with great options at the middle and high school levels. I will raise our graduation rates by creating incentives to stay in school and meeting the needs of at-risk students.
Peaceful coexistence between longtime and new residents: The new residents would have to basically understand that they are joining and not starting a new community.
Affordable Housing: My plan includes:supports to keep people in their homes in the form of emergency bridge funding, rent supplements including money exclusively for seniors; increase funding for Rapid Re-housing to extend its benefits to more at-risk residents; affordable housing options in every ward, including one-third of this housing for our city’s workforce, including police officers, firefighters, teachers and construction workers; the integration of affordable housing into all city-funded development projects…
Carlos Allen (D), 43, Entrepreneur, created HUSH Society Magazine Studied for three years at Troy State University
Peaceful coexistence between longtime and new residents: I recently announced that a Wells administration will include a Religious Affairs Adviser in my cabinet. I want to bring religious institutions to the table because they have a strong, historically based love of our city. I want to bring them to the table because religious leaders are often the first people alerted to social or environmental injustice, even before our government agencies. Black Opportunity: I have called for a new Department of Labor so that D.C. has watchdogs enforcing our laws. Residents and local businesses need a level playing field and we must punish those who violate the laws and regulations that require hiring D.C. first. Second, we have to end the payto-play system of doing business in D.C. government. Huge contractors and corporations that can donate more go to the front of the line in our city – and the only way to end that is to fight the corruption that exists now. *** Reta Jo Lewis, 60, Attorney University of Georgia, B.A.; American University, M.S.; and Emory University School of Law, JD Previous occupation: Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of State Lewis responded to the AFRO in an interview March 3. Education: We have to look at new partnerships. We have to look at what is really working, curriculum, students, extracurricular activities. We got to augment the resources where the needs are the greatest. We have to invest not only in
Black Opportunity: We want to make it easier to start businesses and for government agencies to procure from local business and social enterprises, especially minority-owned and women-owned businesses. ***
Endorsements: Kat Williams, Eddy Kane, Ski Johnson, Red Grant Allen responded to the AFRO in an interview March 1. Education: I propose that we focus on children in the 7th grade. There’s going to be a course curriculum of different things, being a doctor, learn about law, learn about biology. They pick engineering, then we will take that engineering and combine it with the regular curriculum. We got to make sure that we change and make sure that we focus on how we are getting the individuals, these young kids summer jobs, but not only summer jobs, all year round jobs, and also teach them entrepreneurship. Affordable Housing: Start focusing on getting these folks into living wage jobs. We have to figure out what is affordable housing based on our constituencies here in the District of Columbia. We [give] a lot of big businesses a lot of tax incentives to provide affordable housing to folks. The problem is we’re not basically enforcing the laws we have on the books. Peaceful coexistence between longtime and new residents: There’s not enough parking in the area, but what we have to do is make sure developers coming in provide parking for the residents that they basically are building for, so there should either be underground parking or above parking. We got to work with both sides if we really want this to be one city, then we got to come together and compromise, especially on a day of worship. Black Opportunity: We are going to make sure that they get the incentives that are properly necessary for them to hire people from the District of Columbia. We’re going to allow the small business individuals to provide [residents with] experience and training them if necessary and the District of Columbia is going to pay [small businesses] to do this.
March 22, 2014 - March 28, 2014, The Afro-American
COMMUNITY CONNECTION Joyce Starks, the scholarships are awarded annually to college students who reside in WSSC’s service district and are enrolled in an Air National Guard Airman 1st Class accredited program at a college or university Shaundra N. Harley that leads to an engineering recently graduated from degree. Students can be enrolled basic military training at in a school outside of the sanitary Joint Base San Antoniodistrict, but must permanently Lackland, San Antonio, reside in either Prince George’s or Texas. Montgomery County, Maryland. The airman completed Up to two new scholarships in an intensive, eight-week the amount of $1,000 each may program that included be awarded and winners are training in military eligible for additional awards of discipline and studies, $1,000 each year for up to four Air Force core values, consecutive years. physical fitness, and basic “The Counihan/Starks warfare principles and Shaundra N. Harley Engineering Scholarship Program skills. seeks to support area students’ Airmen who complete academic endeavors in the field basic training earn four credits toward an of engineering and at the same time allows associate in applied science degree through the WSSC to build a pipeline of talent,” Counihan Community College of the Air Force. said in a statement. “This is an opportunity to Harley is the daughter of Chandra Sherrod encourage [our] future engineers to consider and Michael Harley, both of Brandywine, md. the water and sewer industry and to remind She is a 2012 graduate of Frederick everyone that WSSC employs a range of Douglass High School, Upper Marlboro. attractive positions from civil and structural engineers to inspectors… We hope these Washington Suburban Sanitation students will want to come back and make Commission Launches Scholarship their careers at WSSC. ” For more information, visit: www. Program for Future Engineers wsscwater.com. The Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission is asking the region’s future engineers for innovative ways to protect the MTA Grows MARC Weekend Service area’s source water. The authors of the top to Meet Demand two solutions will earn the annual Counihan/ Just months after launching Maryland’s Starks Engineering Scholarships and priority first-ever weekend service on MARC’s Penn consideration in WSSC’s paid summer Line, Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. internship program. Governor Anthony Brown today announced Utilities, environmental groups and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) government agencies alike agree that will add more train cars to increase capacity protecting source water and maintaining on the popular rail service between Baltimore superior water quality is a shared responsibility and Washington, D.C. due to a steady growth of critical importance. Students are asked in ridership. to identify the biggest threat to our water and MTA currently runs nine three-car trains on provide perspectives on how best to resolve Saturdays and six three-car trains on Sundays. that threat. Beginning Saturday, March 15, 2014, MTA Named in honor of current Commissioner will add one to two MARC cars per train both Gene W. Counihan and former Commissioner days. The additional cars will increase capacity
featured a total of 4,085 passengers for that weekend and ridership has steadily increased since then.
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The MTA will add more MARC train cars on weekends. from 389 to a maximum of 653 passengers per train. The March 8 and 9 weekend saw the largest number of MARC train weekend riders to date with a total of 6,530 passengers. “The steady growth in MARC passengers riding between these two great cities confirms our choice to invest $46 million to start this much needed weekend service,” said Governor O’Malley. “Since 2007, our Administration has invested more than $500 million to enhance MARC train services to ensure this growing transit system takes people where they want to go, when they want to go, with convenience and affordability.” MARC weekend service was made possible thanks to $46 million added by Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s six-year budget with funds from the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013 (Transportation Act). “We passed the Transportation Act last year because we knew it would help expand economic opportunities for more Marylanders,” said Lt. Governor Brown. “By using funds from the Transportation Act to invest in MARC weekend service, we are connecting people to jobs, businesses to customers, travelers to BWI Marshall Airport and tourists to attractions in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.” MARC weekend, which kicked off with an inaugural celebration at both Union and Penn Stations on December 7, 2013, with Lt. Governor Brown, Mayor Stephanie RawlingsBlake and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings,
Five hundred fans helped Monumental Sports & Entertainment and the Washington Capitals raise more than $300,000 for charity at the fourth Capitals Casino Night presented by Salamander Hotels & Resorts on March 12 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Va. Casino Night features the entire team along with coaches and alumni participating in casino games with fans. There also is a raffle and silent auction featuring game-used equipment and autographed memorabilia as well as a live auction featuring interactive experiences with Capitals players and coaches. The money raised will benefit Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, which supports the charitable efforts of the Washington Capitals, Mystics and Wizards. MSE Foundation is committed to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and focuses on the following five pillars to maximize its impact and engagement with the community: youth basketball and hockey, education and scholarship, pediatric health and fitness, military and veterans’ affairs and hunger and homelessness. After the VIP reception, the players entered the ballroom casino, which featured blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas hold ’em. There were also instructional gaming tables and Wii video game stations. Some of the most popular auction items at the event included: Capital Segway Tour with the Caps: Four fans will participate in an hour-long Segway tour of Washington, D.C., with Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, Mikhail Grabovski, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov and Alex Ovechkin. Together they will explore historical sites around Washington, D.C., in the fall of 2014 ($8,100).
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The Afro-American, March 22, 2014 - March 28, 2014
Finally, Recognition at Last Obama presents Medal of Honor to 24 veterans By Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — They were heroes who didn’t get their due. On Mar. 18, 24 mostly ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in three of the nation’s wars finally received the Medal of Honor that the government concluded should have been awarded a long time ago. The servicemen were identified following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients of the country’s highest recognition for valor were not bypassed due to prejudice. Only three of the 24 were alive for President Barack Obama to drape the medals and ribbons around their necks. “Today we have the chance to set the record straight,” Obama said. “No nation is perfect, but here in America we confront our imperfections and face a sometimes painful past, including the truth that some of these soldiers fought and died for a country that did not always see them as equal.” The three surviving recipients — Vietnam veterans Jose Rodela, Melvin Morris and Santiago Erevia — received a prolonged standing ovation at Obama’s side, their faces set in somber acknowledgement of the honor. Rodela, now of San Antonio, was a 31-year-old company commander of a Special Forces strike group on Sept. 1, 1969, in Phuoc Long Province, Vietnam, when he and his company of Cambodian soldiers whom he had helped recruit came under fire from North Vietnamese Army troops. According to his Medal of Honor citation and supporting documents, the battle lasted 18 hours and 11 men in his company were killed and 33 others wounded. The citation states that late in the battle, Rodela “was the
only member of his company who was moving and he began to run from one position to the next, checking for casualties and moving survivors into different positions in an attempt to form a stable defense line. Throughout the battle, in spite of his wounds, Rodela repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire to attend to the fallen and eliminate an enemy rocket position.” In an interview with the Army News Service last December, he said simply, “We trained for this and I would have done it again.” Morris of Cocoa, Fla., was a staff sergeant during combat operations on Sept. 17, 1969, near Chi Lang, South Vietnam. According to the Pentagon, Morris led soldiers across enemy lines to retrieve his team sergeant, who had been killed. He single-handedly destroyed an enemy force hidden in bunkers that had pinned down his battalion. Morris was shot three times as he ran with American casualties. Morris received the Distinguished Service Cross in April 1970. That same month, he returned to Vietnam for his second tour. “I never really did worry about decorations,” Morris told The Associated Press last month. But he said he fell to his knees when he received the surprise call from Obama with news that he was to be honored. Erevia, also of San Antonio, was cited for courage while serving as a radio-telephone operator on May 21, 1969, during a search-and-clear mission near Tam Ky, South Vietnam. He was a specialist 4 when his battalion tried to take a hill fortified by Viet Cong and North Vietnam Army soldiers. The Pentagon says he single-handedly silenced four Viet Cong bunkers. “I thought I was going to get killed when I started to advance because when you fight battles like that you don’t expect to live,” the 68-year-old retired postal worker told The Associated Press last month.
Among those who received a posthumous medal was Leonard Kravitz, an assistant machine gunner in the Korean War who is credited with saving his platoon by providing cover for retreating troops. He died in the attack. He is the uncle of singer and actor Lenny Kravitz, who attended Tuesday’s ceremony. Obama singled out a childhood friend of the elder Kravitz, Mitchel Libman, for making a mission of upgrading medals for deserving soldiers. “He and his wife Marilyn spent years writing letters and working with Congress and our military to get this done,” Obama said. Tuesday’s mass ceremony, the largest since World War II, was the result of an Army review conducted under a directive from Congress in the 2002 National Defense Authorization Act. The law required that the record of each Jewish-American and Hispanic-American veteran who received a Service Cross during or after World War II be reviewed for possible upgrade to the Medal of Honor. Of the two dozen, 18 are Latinos. The Pentagon said the Army reviewed the cases of the 6,505 recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars and found an eligible pool of 600 soldiers who may have been Jewish or Hispanic. The Army also worked with the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, the Jewish War Veterans of the USA and the American GI Forum, the largest Hispanic-American veterans group, to pinpoint potential medal recipients. During the initial review, investigators found that other soldiers who had received the Distinguished Service Cross appeared to meet the criteria for a Medal of Honor and the directive was expanded to permit them to be considered for the upgraded honor.
annual National Walk for Epilepsy on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The event will serve as a fundraiser to support epilepsy research to help find a cure for sufferers like Deuce, now 3. There will be a pre-walk rally at 8:30 a.m. The walk is scheduled from 9 a.m. to about 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by postwalk activities for children, families and adults. “It’s one of the things we’re doing to get the word
epilepsy in adults. Research shows that one in 10 people in the United States will have a seizure at some point. Seizures are unpredictable and often occur without warning. There are factors, however, that can contribute: head trauma, concussions, tumors and strokes. Lights and sudden noises can set off seizures in people with certain types of epilepsy. People who have witnessed a friend or loved one seizing often feel fear and helplessness. Once, people with someone who was seizing were encouraged to place a spoon or other object in their mouth to prevent them from biting their tongue. Doctors now say to call 911, clear away anything that may injure the seizing person should they bump into it, gently protect their head if necessary but let the seizure run its course. Tamikko Eaddy described the terror she felt watching her son. Deuce reached “status epilepticus,” meaning that he seized for upward of 15 minutes. “I’m sitting there with my husband and the one thing that I know to do when you can’t do anything else is pray,” she said. “So I lay
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They were poking him to get a response out of him. He wouldn’t cry. There was nothing.” After a harrowing ride to Children’s Hospital, his parents were told that doctors found no immediate cause for the seizure Deuce had suffered. Two months later, the day before he was scheduled to head back to the hospital for tests, the same scenario played out. Deuce had awakened, taken a bottle,
and then fallen asleep on his father’s chest. Just like before, he lost consciousness. Emergency medical personnel who responded to a 911 call placed by his father, Eric Eaddy Sr., could not revive him in the ambulance. This time, doctors diagnosed Deuce with complex partial seizures, a form of epilepsy that affects the right temporal area of the brain. On Saturday, March 22, the Epilepsy Foundation of America will sponsor its
out, so that the general public is aware of epilepsy and won’t stigmatize those with the condition,” said Jonese Holloway, a spokeswoman for the Epilepsy Foundation of America, based in Landover. “We’re doing the walk to spread general awareness, as well as raise the funds to find a cure for the condition.” About 65 million people are affected by epilepsy around the world, including 3 million in the United States. About 350,000 African Americans have been diagnosed with the condition, but physicians believe many more may suffer undiagnosed. “There is no particular demographic that has a higher risk of epilepsy,” Holloway said. “It can get anyone anywhere anytime and at any age.” According to experts, epilepsy is a group of many types of long-term neurological disorders that are characterized by seizure activity. Types of epilepsy include benign focal epilepsy, which develops in infants and toddlers; juvenile absence epilepsy, which also most often affects children; and temporal lobe epilepsy, which is the most common form of
my head on [Deuce’s] chest and put my hand on his head. I put in a prayer and at that moment I got a little ‘Wah’ out of him. That let me know life was still there.” According to Holloway, people come from around the country to support the epilepsy walk. Local music acts, as well as school bands, will be playing to pep up the walkers at the start and finish lines. “I would encourage people to join the fight, get involved and support families, caregivers, or those taking care of loved ones who are impacted by this condition” Holloway said. “Knowing that this will impact one in every 26 Americans says that this is something that we all need to get behind—helping to control and stop epilepsy.” Late registration for the National Walk or Epilepsy is available through March 21. For more information, visit walkforepilepsy.org, sign on to #EpilepsyWalk@ EpilepsyFdn on Twitter, check out the Epilepsy Foundation’s Facebook page or call 1-866433-9255. For information about epilepsy and seizures, including doctors and medications to treat the condition, visit epilepsy.com.
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“I got that fixed up for you, Dude. I got your back,” Thompson might have said. “I’m going to need you to have mine, too. Dig?” Even some of Gray’s staunchest supporters wonder if he can get the votes on April 1. His long-time friend and political ally, D.C. Council Member Marion Barry—the former mayor who overcame scandal to make a triumphant, nose-thumbing return to D.C. politics—told the Associated Press that Gray’s work is being overshadowed by the scandal, even as he endorsed him. “The shadow campaign has masked a lot of good things he’s done, because that’s all people talk about,” said Barry, adding, “They don’t talk about his accomplishments.” David Bositis, an expert on Black politics, told the AFRO after Thompson implicated Gray that he believes it will be tough for Gray to win. “The worse thing for him is it is only… weeks before the election so people aren’t going to forget,” he said. Even though Gray may not be charged, the fact that he’s been accused is enough to make some people shun him at the voting machine. “If this derails his campaign and he is never indicted or he is later found innocent, then it will raise the question: Has Vince Gray been added to the long list of Black politicians who have been injured by false prosecution or the threat of prosecution?” asked Michael Fauntroy, an
assistant professor of political science at Howard. But though things look bad, political analysts said, there are some voters who will keep the allegations against Gray in perspective—middleclass Blacks and Whites who have seen their city thrive under his stewardship and Blacks who have seen our leaders attacked so many times that they are automatically suspicious of prosecutors. U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen’s timing, to some, smacks of an intentional effort to see Gray defeated. “Nobody’s saying Vince Gray stole money from the city or took money from programs meant for seniors for his own purposes,” Fauntroy said. And as Barry told the AP, Gray has “never been accused of impropriety of any kind” before the shadow campaign scandal. So, despite what we have read in the documents released by Machen’s office, Gray, like everybody else in America, is innocent until charged, tried and convicted. Or until he cops a plea. We’ll find out what the people think on April 1. Senior Correspondent Zenitha Prince contributed to this report.
March 22, 2014 - March 28, 2014, The Afro-American
More than 100,000 Black Parents are Homeschooling Their Children We hear so much about the plight of Black children and their low test scores. We have not heard that African-American children who are homeschooled are scoring at the 82 percent in reading and 77 percent in math. This is 30-40 percent above their counterparts who are being taught in school. There is a 30 percent racial gap in schools, but there is no racial gap in reading if taught in the home and only a 5 percent gap in math. What explains the success of African-American students being taught by their parents? I believe that it’s love and high expectations. I am reminded of Booker T. Washington High School. They were honored several years ago for producing the greatest turnaround as a Recovery school. The principal had the opportunity to pick and choose her staff and emphatically stated, “If you want to teach in this school you must love the students.” Researchers love promoting that the racial gap is based on income, marital status, and the educational background of the parents. Seldom, if ever, do they research the impact of love and high expectations. Since the landmark decision, Brown vs. Topeka in 1954, there has been a 66 percent decline in African-American teachers. Many African-American students are in classrooms where they are not loved, liked, or respected. Their culture is not honored and bonding is not considered. They are given low expectations – which helps to explain how students can be promoted from one grade to another without mastery of the content. There are so many benefits to homeschooling beyond
academics. Most schools spend more than 33 percent of the day disciplining students. And bullying has become a significant issue. One of every six Black males is suspended and large numbers are given Ritalin and placed in special education. These problems seldom, if ever, exist in the homeschool environment. Another major benefit is the summer months. Research shows that there is a 3-year-gap between White and Black students. Some students do not read nor are involved in any academic endeavor during the summer. Those students lose 36 months or three years if you multiply three months times 12 years (grades first -12). Homeschool parents do not allow academics to be forsaken for three months. Finally, in the homeschool environment, parents are allowed to teach their children values. Large numbers of parents are teaching their children faith-based morals and principals. And many are teaching their children with the Africentric curriculum SETCLAE. These children are being taught truths like, Columbus did not discover America; Abraham Lincoln did not free the slaves; Hippocrates was not the father of medicine and that African history did not begin on
a plantation, but on a pyramid. Until public schools give more love, higher expectations, better classroom management, greater time on task throughout the entire year, values, and the SETCLAE curriculum, we can expect to continue to see an increase in African-American parents homeschooling their children. Jawanza Kunjufu is a Chicago-based educational consultant, mentor, author and lecturer.
My Son’s Keeper I must admit, being a single father of two Black boys isn’t easy, especially since my wife passed away 12 years ago. From breaking up fights, to discussing college and career choices, I’ve learned that being a good father means more than just “being there.” Decisions are made, things happen, but despite the inevitable bumps in the road of parenthood, I am always proud to see how my two sons have grown into Ron Busby bright young men. Recently, you have heard lots about President Obama’s laudable effort to ensure bright futures for America’s young men of color. We agree it makes sense to use his bully pulpit to highlight the challenges faced by Black and Latino males and to galvanize solution providers around a common work plan. What makes a lot less sense to us is how – in the face of dwindling contract awards to Black-owned businesses – we are to remain hopeful that equitable opportunity is within the grasp of Black businesses. For sure, there is lots of happy talk in the president’s proposed budget about commitments to SBA loan guarantees, certified development companies (CDCs), small business investment companies (SBICs), millions to infrastructure rehab and surface transportation projects, millions to the Minority Business Development Agency for technical assistance and money for expansion of Promise
Zones, designed to focus federal resources in targeted areas, both urban and rural. Against the backdrop of these huge outlays across education, healthcare/social services, infrastructure and transportation, let’s suppose that the targeted young Black and Latino males successfully scale all the hurdles facing them – that they graduate from high school, matriculate to a community college, four-year institution or trade school, and set out to pursue their career aspirations. What awaits them? Shrinking federal contract awards to Black and Hispanic-owned businesses seem to preclude any opportunity at supplying their goods/services to government agencies. Kauffman Foundation researcher Alicia Robb, said in her study of SBA lending that minority borrowers are “turning to mainstream lenders less because they have a fear of denial, which is warranted.” So, it appears that even commitments of loan guarantees won’t be enough to open access to capital. Tuition costs are skyrocketing while low-income students face cuts in the availability of tuition assistance. Therefore, repayment without improved employment/entrepreneurial prospects will exacerbate the challenge. To compound matters, within minutes of President Obama’s announcement, his political opponents cranked up their “antianything-Obama” screed and pronounced “My Brother’s Keeper” not only socialist, but racist, as well. While the program is decidedly neither, it may serve to distract from more immediate, short term fixes. Growing businesses need employees. Black (and Brown) businesses, given access to the tools that fuel expansion, are far more likely to extend job opportunities to young minority males. Hence, it makes at least as much sense to expend effort to ensure that federal, state and local contracts are awarded
Ben Carson’s Political Malpractice
By any measure Ben Carson is at the top of his field. The renowned surgeon has established a clear and irrefutable legacy in medicine. His lifealtering surgical procedures are the stuff of legend, and the fact that he is an African-American male in a profession where Blacks comprise just 4 percent of practitioners is all the more impressive. I first became aware of Carson during my Walter L. Fields Jr. years in Baltimore as he made news at the Mecca of medical research, Johns Hopkins Hospital. Now, Carson is making news not for his medical exploits but for his foray into the world of partisan politics. The surgeon has declared himself an unabashed conservative and has become the latest Black darling of the political right. Every so often, we hear a Black voice being elevated by the far right in an attempt to neutralize racial claims in political discourse while actually inflaming the passions of the overwhelming majority of Blacks who see through the charade. We’ve seen the likes of Alan Keyes emerge, as he ran for every office with the exception of dogcatcher and seemed to appear everywhere when race was at the center of the debate. Even the left-leaning cable TV outpost MSNBC got in on the fun and gave Keyes a show to promote his idiocy on the airwaves. Then there was Florida congressman and Tea Party darling Allan West who was so far on the extreme right that
he became a caricature of a Black conservative caricature. And who can forget Herman Cain, the former corporate pizza pusher, a political simpleton whose ignorance convinced the former CEO that he could run for the presidency and made thinking Republicans blush. The dark side of the far right is truly an intellectual wasteland. What makes Carson stand out is his professional pedigree. He was seen as the epitome of Black success, a true rags-toriches story, having overcome challenges in his youth to rise to a place of prominence through hard work, determination, and sheer brilliance. He might not have earned a place on the wall in Black households beside John, Martin, and Jesus (and soon Obama), but his name was certainly held in great esteem by Black parents who wanted to provide their children with a role model to emulate. At least until Carson voices his political beliefs. The famed surgeon has become a stalker, attacking the Affordable Health Care Act every chance he gets to stand behind a podium or make a television appearance. Carson uses his credibility in the medical profession to assault Obamacare and by effect, disparage the nation’s first African-American president. His vitriol has earned him the admiration of the GOP’s right flank and given him ‘most favored Black son’ status with the conservative propagandist tool, the Fox News Network. Carson gives conservatives a convenient race-shield, a Black person who can carry their water and deliver messages that are racially codified but cannot be charged with being a racist due to his race. And unlike the silent assassin on the United States Supreme Court, Ben Carson usually doesn’t look like a buffoon when he engages in buffoonery. It’s not just Carson’s critique of health care reform that is earning him rave reviews from the political right. At the
fairly. And, as always, we will contend that healthy, growing, vibrant Black-owned businesses are the best cure for Black unemployment. Among the more hopeful signs of support for “My Brother’s Keeper” is the announcement from The Opportunity Finance Network (OFN). OFN, which represents more than 225 community development financial institutions, will pledge $1 billion to expand financing for organizations and initiatives working to help young minority men. While Opportunity Finance Network CEO Mark Pinsky has yet to define how his organization will allocate dollars raised from network members, we will engage his organization to encourage more business lending rather than program development. There absolutely is room in the national marketplace for a program such as “My Brother’s Keeper.” The challenges faced by young, ethnic minority males are well documented. The futures of these young men – and the future well-being of the nation – deserve the kind of focused, solution searching described in the blueprint for the effort. In the meantime, Black business owners – males and females – face the daunting task of building and sustaining enterprises without the safety net implicit in “My Brother’s Keeper.” If we, as a nation, continue to fall short of fostering the healthy economic environment that we know is essential to long-term prosperity for all Americans, then the work of “My Brother’s Keeper” shall be in vain. Let’s put our actions – and dollars – where our economic futures are, for James 1:22 (KJV) says, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” Ron Busby Sr. is president and CEO of U.S. Black Chambers Inc. For more information about the U.S. Black Chambers, go to www.usblackchamber.org/
Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), he gave the salivating crowd something to devour. He played upon the pseudo-religiosity of the CPAC audience when he declared, “I hate political correctness. I will continue to defy the p.c. police when they try and shut me up. I still believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.” That’s good stuff for that crowd. By attacking the president and gay marriage, Carson solidified his conservative credentials. The mistake Carson and his fans make, as has others before him, is confusing his fame in his chosen field with competency in public policy. And they fool themselves into believing that most Blacks and thinking other folks don’t know the difference. The reason why the likes of Ben Carson, Allan West, Clarence Thomas, and Alan Keyes never gain traction among Black voters and mainstream White voters, Republican or Democrat, is that they’re too easy to deconstruct. There is no intellectual depth, no substance when they share their thoughts on matters of policy. We know the difference between real and pretend because we have experience with Black Republicans who gained our respect with their thoughtful analysis. Whether it was E. Frederic Morrow in the Eisenhower White House; former Massachusetts Sen. Ed Brooke; Arthur Fletcher; or William Coleman Jr., the first Black Secretary of Transportation, we have witnessed Black Republicans who put the interest of their community before the extreme views of the fringe of their party. History informs us that Blacks like Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Hiram Revels, and Sojourner Truth only allied with the Republican Party because it stood on the side of Black liberation and has nothing to do with the present day iteration of the GOP. What we see today in the Republican Party is nothing short of minstrelsy, Black faces in Black face. Walter L. Fields Jr. is executive editor of NorthStar News.com
The Afro-American, March 22, 2014 - March 28, 2014
Landover, Md. Church Casts Wide Net with Name Change to ‘eChurch’ By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO Victory International Worship Center, of
Landover, Md., reflecting its open-door philosophy and its vision of engaging the entire community, is changing its name to “eChurch”—
Everybody’s Church. “We changed the name of our church to cast a wider net into our community,” said Pastor Damon Parran, in
an interview with the AFRO. “We wanted to have a name that captured people’s attention, a name they could relate to [as belonging to] a
place where everyone could come, because we believe Jesus died for everybody.” Though the church has a mostly African-American
Pastor Damon Parran of eChurch
congregation of about 70 weekly attendees, Parran said they realized more Hispanics and Africans were moving into the community. “So we wanted to show that although we are a primarily African-American church, that it is open to Hispanics, Africans, Caucasians, Asians— everybody is welcome,” including young people, said the 37-year-old minister, who began his pastorate at age 24. “I’m a young pastor so we [also] wanted to give the church a new-generation feel,” he said. The church uses digital technologies, including live streaming of services over the Internet. The unique name is also meant to resonate with people of different backgrounds, no matter where they are in their spiritual journey. It is an extension of the church’s efforts to strengthen community outreach and services to local residents across Prince George’s County. For example, last weekend eChurch conducted its second outreach of the year, passing out soup and socks to the homeless in the Landover area. “Our goal is to infuse life and God’s love into people and families through engaging, powerful worship services that offer biblical truth in relevant and practical ways,” said Parran in a statement. “To do that, we need to let people know that when they come to eChurch, nobody will be looked down upon or turned away. We guarantee they’ll have the best and most encouraging experience they’ve ever had in a church.” The pastor said the name change may already be having an impact—a Nigerian family recently joined their ranks. Church members, too, seem to be excited by the name change and what it reflects. “Everyone needs a place where they can come and learn about Christ just as they are—with no holds barred—a place where everybody can come and develop a thriving relationship with Christ and experience a changed life,” said Yvette Banks in a statement. “Everyone is welcomed, everyone is working, everyone is involved, everyone is developing and sharing. I pray that Everybody’s Church will ignite a movement of falling in love with Christ, affecting not just the immediate community, but everywhere.” eChurch is located on the 1900 block of Columbia Ave., in Landover, Md. Service times are Sunday at 9 a.m. and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for prayer and Bible study. Visitors and members are can come early for coffee & fellowship.
March 22, 2014 - March 28, 2014, The Afro-American
Contestants in swimsuits Three of the contestants in evening wear
The Mrs. DC America Pageant, which recognizes beautiful married women for personal, professional, and community achievements, crowned Meredith Egwuatu on Mar. 8 at the Jack Morton Theatre in Northwest, Renée Starlynn Allen, sponsor for Alita Washington, DC. Taylor-Gregg and Revonda Holloway, supporting diva’s in the audience Egwuatu, 27, is the Director of Business Development at an IT consulting firm, and will go on to compete at the Mrs. America pageant, with a platform of “Empowerment through education of Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering.” The first runner up was Mrs. Georgetown, Laura Clark and second runner up was Mrs. Alita TaylorMrs. Dupont Logan Circle, Dr. Allena Kennerly . The Distinguished Gregg receiving Circle receives the Director’s Director’s Award for “Exemplary Leadership In and Around an award Leadership Award The Community,” went to Mrs. Northwest, Alita TaylorGregg. Alita, 46, is the President, of the Federal Triangle Chapter (FTC), of Federally Employed Women (FEW). The pageant’s Executive Producer/Director, Raquel Riley Thomas. Pageant Host and Announcer, Kristen Berset, Sports Anchor, WUSA 9, and Rick Bernstein, The Voice of DC 20.
Samentha Moore, Mrs. Navy Yard, receiving the Congeniality Award
Kristen Berset, pageant host and WUSA9 News; Jana Sedlakova, international model and entrepreneur; Raquel Riley Thomas, executive producer/director; Deborah Tillman, “America’s Super-Nanny”, Lifetime TV and Lt. Col. Myles Caggins III, US Army TV spokesperson
Dr. Allena Kennerly, Mrs. Logan Circle, being presented with the Fitness Award and 2nd place runner up
Panelists and attendees
Porscha Manson, Ivy DeShield and Nicole Marie Jacks
Najeema Davis Washington (right) discussing the 21st Century Black Woman
Najeema Davis Washington, Lottie Joiner and Dr. Chic Smith
Alita TaylorGregg at the microphone
Meredith Egwuatu, Mrs. West End was crowned Mrs. DC America
Contestants in black Photos by Kipp Burgoyne Photography
Panelists: (standing) Tanya Ballard Brown, acting supervising editor for Digital Media Arts, NPR; April Watts, moderator, Radio One on-air personality; Christine Johnson, chief convener and Lottie Joiner, facilitator, senior editor, The Crisis magazine (seated) Dr. Natalie Hopkinson, writer and fellow, Deborah Bond and Interactivity Foundation Angelique Gaston Cecelia and contributing editor, The Whettstone with Root; Jesse Solomon, director, her father, David Arts in Praxis and Dr. Chic Whettstone Smith, faculty advisor, Howard University.
Angelique Gaston making a point Macco Lovelife, Anissa Donicio and April Watts
Ora Wiseman and Lottie Joiner Photos by Rob Roberts
Who better to shape the Black woman narrative than Black women themselves? Enters Conv3ne, a platform created by social entrepreneur, Christine Johnson dedicated to curating and producing solution–fueled forums. SISTAH21: An Exploration of the Complexity of the 21st Century Black Woman held at the WEWORK in
Northwest, Washington, DC, was an evening that included: one of a kind networking; 3.0-style exploration; an open floor engagement of attendees with guest panelists and some soulful tunes by SISTAH21 resident hypewoman Deborah Bond, aka DJ QueenZeb. Guest moderator was April Watts, Radio One on-air
personality. Lottie Joiner, senior editor, The Crisis magazine was the co-curator and facilitator. This gathering of women from throughout the DC Metro area affirmed that Black women are the most examined, critiqued and criticized figures in American media. And the drumbeat continues….
The Afro-American, March 22, 2014 - March 28, 2014
Charges Dropped Against 1 Defendant in FAMU Case By Kyle Hightower The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for one of the remaining defendants charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major said Saturday that prosecutors will not pursue charges against his client. Zachary White, the attorney for ex-band member Henry Nesbitt, told The Associated Press that the state attorney is dismissing manslaughter and felony hazing charges against Nesbitt in Robert Champion’s November 2011 death following a hazing ritual aboard a bus parked outside an Orlando hotel. A message left with the state attorney’s office was not immediately returned, but a “Nolle Prosequi” was filed Friday in Nesbitt’s case. The Latin phrase means the charges are not being pursued. Champion — originally from Decatur, Ga. — collapsed and died after prosecutors said he walked down the aisle of a bus as other band members beat him with fists and instruments. Nesbitt, 27, was not implicated by witnesses as being heavily involved in Champion’s hazing, according to investigation documents previously released by the state attorney. His only listed involvement was being the person who called 911 after Champion collapsed. “He’s just thankful that it’s over for him,” White said. “But he still maintains his motivation for obviously speaking up and talking was because he thought Robert Champion’s family needed to know what happened to their child.” White said the dismissal is not part of any plea deal,
though Nesbitt remains on the state’s witness list. Nesbitt is declining to comment on the case while it is pending for the remaining defendants in the case. White had filed a motion for a statement of particulars against his client in the case that was scheduled to be held on Monday. He said he filed the motion because he thought what the state had filed previously against Nesbitt was not enough to sustain a conviction. White said he believes in the end the
state “probably felt the same way.” Fifteen former band members were charged with manslaughter and hazing in Champion’s death. Seven have been sentenced to probation and community service. Two other defendants have both pleaded no contest to manslaughter and await sentencing. Judge Renee Roche has scheduled the case for the trial period that begins June 9 for the former FAMU band members facing manslaughter and hazing charges. State attorney Jeff Ashton told Roche during a hearing in January that he would be surprised if Nesbitt and fellow defendant Jarrod Deas didn’t have their cases worked out before June. Like Nesbitt, Deas is not considered to have been a heavy participant in Champion’s hazing. Deas was initially charged only with misdemeanor hazing of another band member. But those charges were upgraded to manslaughter and hazing of Champion after witnesses placed Deas on the bus during that incident as well.
American Express Chairman Kenneth I. Chenault to be Honored by Ron Brown Scholar Program
Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and chief executive officer of the American Express Company, will be honored at the Ron Brown Scholar Program’s American Journey Awards March 28 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C. The event honors outstanding Americans who exemplify the vision and transformative ideals of Ronald H. Brown, whose dedication to public service, community involvement and global leadership inspired generations of young African Americans to pursue higher education to reach their career goals and personal dreams. Brown, who died in 1996, served as the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “It is more than fitting that we celebrate the life and journey of Mr. Chenault,” stated Michael A. Kenneth I. Chenault Mallory, RBSP President who leads the Program’s successful support and mentoring activities. “He has been an inspiration to young people across the nation fostering hope, urging action and demonstrating achievement in the African American community, as well as continuing to encourage others to challenge themselves and take initiative. His life embodies the spirit of the mission of the Ron Brown Scholar Program and serves as a model to which Ron Brown Scholars can aspire.” Chenault joins an exclusive list of distinguished leaders honored since the inaugural American Journey Awards event in 2010. Dr. Wanda M. Austin, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, Julian Bond, Earl G. Graves, Sr., and Anthony M. Pilaro are among those motivating change and inspiring dreams though education, leadership and service. The 18th class of prospective Ron Brown Scholars will be presented at the gala in advance of selection weekend interviews. The American Journey Awards and other key fundraising events continue to support the Program’s theme “Fund A Dream” for a growing number of qualified African American high school seniors, helping them explore and reach their fullest potential. The event opens with a VIP reception for sponsors, partners and friends of Ronald H. Brown,
followed by a reception and dinner event hosted by
Colin Powell Posts 60-Year-Old ‘Selfie’ on Facebook
According to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, he’s been snapping “selfies,” before cellular phones were even invented. In honor of Facebook’s weekly “Throwback Thursday,” an activity where users post old photos of themselves, the retired four-star general posted a picture of his teenage self snapping a photo in front of a mirror. Powell was about 16 in the photo. Under the picture, he also posted a caption that read: “I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks.” A “selfie” is a self-portrait photograph. Originating from social media, the term has now become common among all age groups.
Colin Powell as a teenager.
March 22, 2014 - March 28, 2014, The Afro-American
Dating Again for the First Time By Zenitha Prince AFRO Senior Correspondent For many maturing Americans, 50 is the new 30. People are living longer and healthier. No longer is 50 looked upon as the “beginning of the end,” but as a time of new adventures. And, many 50-plusses are ferociously living life to the fullest—traveling, wining and dining, pursuing new careers, re-imagining their styles and, yes, dating. “There are many 50-plus persons that date and are part of the social scene, but it doesn’t look like a scene from a retirement home,” said Marcy Crump, creator of FlyWire, Baltimore’s premiere social magazine and party network. Several studies show that those 50 and older are dating for a range of reasons—they’re looking for love and marriage, companionship or friendship with “benefits,” that is, sex. And they are searching for those partners online—several websites, such as OurTime.com, are devoted to single seniors looking for relationships; social events; through involvement in philanthropic and hobby-related groups; at church and on cruises. As with younger relationship-seekers, they approach and react to the dating scene with different attitudes and expectations and experience different degrees of success. “I know a 50+ woman who has no problems meeting men and have an active dating life. I know a couple dating for a long period of time, 15+ years, and they live separately, they’re travel companions and publicly are a couple—not sure if either were interested in marriage or if they are monogamous. I have girlfriends older than 50 that are single and haven’t found anyone they really like, but they’re not too stressed about being single,” Crump said. Her transition was easier, though, since her husband made finding love—and marriage—again with a friend of 39 years, One woman told the AFRO she hasn’t dated in two years her promise to move on with her life. who she rediscovered four months ago. and doesn’t care to share her negative feelings with the world. “He said, ‘Donna you must promise me you will love again, Sounding giddy as a school girl, she explained, “We see Some of the challenges—particularly for those who are I know you have a lot of love in you and you deserve to be each other quite frequently and talk or text each other every divorced or widowed after a longtime relationship—are happy. Please share that love with someone after I’m gone!’” day. JC is gentle, considerate, thoughtful (Boy, flowers when singular. the 64-year-old recalled. “What a gift to leave me and I plan on you least expect it! What woman would not like that!)…. 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For Donna Stewart-Moore, a retired police officer from Glenn Dale, Md., the prospect of dating again after losing her husband of 27 years, was daunting. “I wanted to know if or when I dated [that] the person would or could love me with the tender passion, understanding and – Donna Stewart-Moore unconditional manner which I had experienced,” she said. what they want out of a “Since it had been 35 years since I had been in the dating relationship. arena, I found it to be a little scary. Things have changed in the Donald Byrd, a financial world since I’ve dated,” she added. “My first date was an eye planner from Washington, opener for me. The ‘gentleman,’ and I use this term loosely, D.C., said after his divorce wanted to know ‘Will I lose my pension if I remarry?’ I, with a 10 years ago, it took a while quickness, responded without any facial expression or tone in before he started dating again. my voice, ‘I don’t know. 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ARTS & CULTURE
Frazzled Mothers Join Forces in Tyler Perry Tale of Female Empowerment
interacting with folks from the other side of the tracks. They grudgingly agree to organize the soiree. However, can these Black, White and Latino women get past their considerable class and cultural differences? That is the concern established at the outset of The Single Moms Club, a humor-driven tale of female empowerment played more for laughs than for serious enlightenment. Written, produced, directed by, and co-starring Tyler Perry, the picture first pits the protagonists against one another before having them gradually see their similarities as overburdened sole providers. At that point, they create an informal association which basically functions as a babysitting support group as well as an excuse to share a weekly girls’ night to decompress by singing karaoke, watching hunky men strip, and trading relationship advice about the battle-of-the-sexes. Tyler tweaks his familiar, morality play formula here by toning down the sermonizing this go-round in favor of going more for laughs. Of course, before the closing credits outtakes roll, he makes sure his heroines conveniently bond into a tight-knit band of sisters whose lovers and little monsters are all behaving again. An unabashedly sentimental salute to single-moms from all walks of life! Very Good MMM Rated PG-13 for sexuality and mature themes Running time: 111 minutes Distributor: Lionsgate Films
(Photos by K.C. Bailey)
May (Nia Long, left), Jan (Wendi McLendon-Covey, left center), Esperanza (Zulay Henao, right center), and Lytia (Cocoa Brown, right) in Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club. By Kam Williams Fast-food waitress Lytia (Cocoa Brown) survives paycheck to paycheck and has to rely on public transportation to get around. By contrast, Jan (Wendi McLendon-Covey), an ambitious executive at a prominent publishing company, has many modern amenities and a luxury automobile at her disposal. May (Nia Long) is unemployed but dreams of a career in journalism. Then there’s Hillary (Amy Smart), a recent divorcee who’s a bit overwhelmed by the prospect of raising her kids alone in suburbia. Finally, frightened Esperanza (Zulay Henao), has been reduced to cowering and hiding from an abusive ex-husband (Eddie Cibrian) who has continued to threaten her long after their separation. At first blush, it sounds like these five women would have little in common, let alone a reason to cross paths. But that’s exactly what transpires when they’re all summoned to the principal’s office at West Merryville Prep where they each have a child who has just been put on probation for disciplinary reasons. At the meeting, Principal Walters (Carrie L. Walrond) leaves the parents no choice but to co-chair the school’s annual fundraising dance. However, this is easier said than done, given that the five, frazzled single-moms are not only bordering on burnout, but are unaccustomed to
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With passion and energy, intelligence and sweat, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and his fellow cast members lead the audience through four seasons in four cities—summer in Chicago, fall in Houston, winter in Harlem, and spring in Oakland—in a visceral and moving hybrid performance work that brings the stories and voices of Black America into the center of a timely conversation about race, class, culture, and the environment. APRiL 4 & 5 Terrace Theater, 7:30 p.m.
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Esperanza (Zulay Henao, left), Lytia (Cocoa Brown, center) and May (Nia Long, right) in Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club.
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Once an addict always an addict? Or is substance abuse an affliction one can kick completely? That’s the subject tackled by The Anonymous People, a groundbreaking documentary which seeks to radically revise the way we view the over 23 million folks in recovery. For decades, Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-Step programs have mandated that their members hide their identities, as if to suggest that there’s a reason to be ashamed about their disease. But according to first-time director Greg Williams, himself in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug abuse, former addicts would help remove the stigma by going public about their woes rather than remain in the shadows. The film makes a persuasive case that addiction is a disease deserving of as much empathy as AIDS or cancer. The problem is that the 12-Step approach of secretly declaring oneself powerless against booze, crack and the like, makes imbibing look more like a character flaw than an illness. People capable of holding their liquor might ask: What’s the fuss? Isn’t the difference just semantics? After all, AA has a proven track record. And if another approach works for you, you’re perfectly free to follow that path without needing to diss the conventional method. Regardless, director Williams has enlisted the assistance of a number of celebrities, including ex-congressman Patrick Kennedy, actress Kristen Johnston and former TV news anchor Laurie Dhue, all of whom talk about battling their personal demons. Unapologetically designed to shift popular consciousness, this passionate polemic might very well go down in history for transforming public opinion about recovery movement. Very Good MMM Unrated Running time: 88 minutes Distributor: Kino Lorber
March 22, 2014 - March 28, 2014, The Afro-American
AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff
Could Phil Jackson Keep Carmelo in New York? By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor The New York Knicks have been struggling all season, in desperate need of a life preserver. They got one over the weekend when former Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson signed on to become the president of the ball club. Clearly the circumstances would’ve flowed differently had the future Hall of Fame coach signed on to repeat the duties as coach, that saw him collect 11 NBA titles, but the addition of an acclaimed face like Jackson should help stabilize an organization that’s in free-fall. The talent on the Knicks roster might not compare to the assortment that Jackson has coached through the years, including Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, but Carmelo Anthony does happen to reside on the current lineup. But he’s also a pending free agent trapped in the middle of a disastrous season. Could Jackson’s hire be enough to entice Anthony to stay? Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sports Desk debate the question. Green: It’s a start. Jackson certainly brings some credentials to the table, which should entice Anthony to certainly entertain Jackson’s plans for a rebuild. Jackson’s effect on the Knicks could be like what Pat Riley has done for the Miami Heat or even what Larry Bird (Indiana) and Danny Ainge (Boston) have been able to do. The idea of leaving the executive booth too would probably float around for a while but just having Jackson as a part of the organization should be enough for a successful resurgence. There aren’t too many places where Anthony could go that would have a front office figure similar to Jackson, which would probably help drive other free agents to New York as well. The talent really isn’t bad in New York anyway. A new
UMES Drops Frankie Allen as Men’s Head Basketball Coach By AFRO Staff Frankie Allen, men’s head basketball coach at Maryland Eastern-Shore (UMES) for six seasons, will not return next year, the school announced March 12. Allen was hired in 2008 at UMES and has compiled an overall record of 42-139. He had previously served as a head coach at Virginia Tech, Tennessee State, and Howard. “We thank Coach Allen for the time he dedicated to UMES,” director of athletics Keith Davidson said, as the school announced it would not renew his contract. “We appreciate his service and wish him well in his future endeavors.” Allen will turn 65 on April 7 and in addition to his head coaching experience had also served as first assistant coach at the University of Maryland Baltimore County for two seasons and at Radford University for one season. UMES will immediately begin a national search to name Allen’s successor.
head coach and a piece or two should be enough to get them back into the top half of the NBA Eastern Conference, should Anthony stay put. Riley: New York needs somebody who’s either going to coach or play. Not somebody sitting behind a desk in a leather chair, talking on the phone. As accomplished as Jackson is, the Knicks are a disaster right now and can Anthony afford to wait for Jackson to develop a rebuild/reload plan with his prime years hanging in the balance? If I’m Anthony, you have to look around at the other teams in the league with structure and talent already in place. Not wait for it to come to fruition under a firsttime team president. Green: Whether Anthony leaves or not, he would still have to wait on a team’s development either way. There would still be a transition period for cohesion to develop if he left for another team the same way it took the Heat a year before they won the title. Teams nowadays can pretty much make over their whole roster in a year or two so it wouldn’t take New York long to get some reinforcements in place. Unless Anthony’s joining the Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers, Pacers or the Heat as the teams are currently constructed, is there really any scenario that Anthony could walk into and win a title immediately? He might be better off giving Jackson some time while still playing in Madison Square Garden and sleeping in his own bed in his hometown city. Excluding what it would take to resign Anthony, New York will have around $50 million to play with in the summer of 2015 and if Anthony can just wait out next season, the Knicks could be in business once again. Riley: Jackson’s “resign pitch” to Anthony is going to be based on nothing but pure hope, patience and speculation. That same sales pitch from another team is going to be predicated off current talent, current success and Anthony being the final piece to a potential Finals team. Should any other franchise with the talent and the coach already in place such as Chicago show interest, then Anthony would definitely have to listen.
Tennessee State to Replace Head Basketball Coach Travis Williams By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor
Travis Williams is being replaced as Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach, school officials said in a statement March 16. According to Tennessee State Athletics, Williams was relieved of his coaching duties after two seasons as head coach. A “nationwide search” to replace Williams will begin immediately, according to Tennessee Athletics. Tennessee State finished with this season with a 5-25 record, after losing the first 10 games of the 2013-14 schedule. “We thank Coach Williams for his hard work both as an assistant and as a head coach, and we wish him the best in all future endeavors,” said Tennessee State Director of Athletics Teresa Phillips, in a statement released by the university. “We want to move in a different direction and believe that this decision is in the best interest of Tennessee State and our men’s basketball program.” Williams will leave Tennessee State with a 23-40 overall record at the school as head coach. He served as an assistant coach under former Tennessee State head coach John Cooper from 2009 to 2012. Tennessee State went 20-13 under Cooper in 2012, their first winning record since 1996.
Williams took over when Cooper left to take the head coaching job at Miami-Ohio in 2013.
Phil Jackson signed on to become the president of the New York Knicks.
Chicago’s already steps ahead of where the Knicks want to be so why wouldn’t a 30-year old All Star at the peak of his career weigh that scenario versus a rebuild? Anthony’s going to have his options this summer. Jackson’s hiring was a great add but unless he’s coaching I can’t see what he would offer outside of drawing up plays that would have the Knicks do a 180 and be able to contend immediately. Especially when there could be several other options awaiting Carmelo that could produce quicker results for a player short on time.
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM95 Louise Hunter Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Mary T. Blakeney and Carl S. Blakeney whose addresses are 4311 3rd St. SE, Washington, D.C. & 1538 A St. NE, Washington D.C. 2002 were appointed personal representatives of the e s t a t e o f L o u i s e V. Hunter, who died on February 10, 2011 without a Willand will servewithout 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 September 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Mary T. Blakeney Carl S.Blakeney Personal Representatives TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 03/21, 03/28, 04/04/14
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM164 Schuyler T, Eldridge, III Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Hallie M. Eldridge, whose address is 1720 Michigan Ave NE, Washington SC 20017was appointed personal representative of the estate of Schuyler T. Eldridge III, who died on December 16, 2013 withouta 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Hallie M Eldridge 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. 2013ADM1202 Cynthia Randolph Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Leonard Davis, whose address is 9888 Leighland Court Waldorf MD 20603 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Cynthia Randolph who died on March 12, 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 (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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Cynthia Randolph Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 03/14, 03/21, 03/28/14
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM193 Conrad N Shelton Decedent Nettie M Shelton 1311 5th St. N.W. Washington, DC 20001 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, 12:56:47 EDT 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Nettie M Shelton, whose address is 1311 5th St. NW Washington DC 20001 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Conrad N Shelton, who died on March 1, 2012 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 September 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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. 2014ADM228 Theodore D. Anderson Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Carol A. Adams, whose address is 8015 Mandan Road #302 Greenbelt, MD 20770 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Theodore D. Anderson, who died on January 28, 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 September 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM180 Rita D. Brown Decedent Thomas H. Queen, Esq 530 Eighth Street SE Washington, DC 20003 12:56:19 AttorneyEDT 2014 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Robert F. Brown,Sr., whose address is 1708 40th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20020 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Rita D. Brown, who died on August 10, 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 September 14, 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 14, 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 14, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Robert F. Brown Sr. Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 03/14, 03/21, 03/28/14
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM241 Beverly A. Murphy Decedent William A. Bland 1140 Connecticut Ave, NW #1100 Washington, DC 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Joseph A. Murphy and Alexus T. Murphy, whose addresses are 2748 Lorring Drive, #203, District Heights, MD 20747 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Beveryly A. Murphy, who died on January 5, 2013 without a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Joseph A. Murphy Alexus T. Murphy Personal Representatives TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 03/21, 03/28, 04/04/14
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TYPESET: Mar 04 12:56:59 ESTTue 2014 TYPESET: Tue Mar 04 12:56:09 ESTTue 2014 TYPESET: Mar 04 13:00:10 EST 2014 TYPESET: Tue Mar 18 14:11:03 EDTTue 2014 TYPESET: Tue Mar 18 14:12:39 EDT TYPESET: Mar 18 14:08:00 EDT 2014 TYPESET: Tue2014 Mar 18 14:14:19 TYPESET: EDT Tue2014 Mar 04 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM251 Catherine Males Decedent W. Alton Lewis 1450 Mercantile Ln. Ste 155 Largo, MD 20774 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Patricia M. Green, whose address is 11709 Carol Ann Court, Upper Marlboro, MD 20744 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Catherine Males, who died on January 31, 2014 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 September 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Patricia M. Green 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. 2014ADM252 Phyllis Goldman Margolius Decedent Jennifer Margolious Fisher 4201 Connecticut Ave, NW Suite 600 TYPESET: Tue Mar 18 Washington, DC 20008 Attorney I N T HNOTICE E S U POF ERIOR APPOINTMENT, COURT NOTICE TO OF THE DISTRICT OF CREDITORS COLUMBIA AND TO CIVILNOTICE DIVISION UNKNOWN Civil ActionHEIRS No. Philip N. Margolius, 2008 CA 004364 L(RP) whose address Melaku Tefera is 2101 Connecticut PLAINTIFF Ave, NW, Apt. 55, Washington, DC v. 20008was appointed Havilah Property personal LLC, representative Services, of the estate of Phyllis and Goldman Margolius, who Fabco Investment died on February 20, Corporation, 2014 with a Will and will and serve without Court suDistrict of Columbia, pervision. All unknown and heirs and heirs whose All Unknown owners of whereabouts are unthe property described known shall enter their below, their heirs, devia p p e apersonal r a n c e i nreprethis sees, proceeding.and Objections sentatives executo such appointment (or tors, administrators, to the probate of degrantees, assigns or cedent´s will) shalltitle, be successors in right, filed with the Register of interest, and all persons Wills, D.C., 515 5th having or claiming to Street,any N.W., 3rd Floor have interest in W a s h i n gort o n ,simple D . C .in leasehold fee 20001, on or before the property and premSeptember 21,and 2014. ises situate, lying beClaims against the deing in the District of cedent shall be as: preColumbia described sented 5125, to theLot:883, underSquare: signed the w h i c h with m a ya copy a l s oto b e Register filed known asofaWills 1032or 44th with the Register of Wills Street, N.E., WashingwithDC a copy to the underton, 20019. signed, on or before DEFENDANTS September, 21, 2014, or be forever AMENDED barred. PerSECOND sons believed be heirs ORDER to OF or legatees of the dePUBLICATION cedent who do notD.C. reIn accordance with ceive a copy this notice Official Codeof§47-1375, by mail within 25 days t h e o b j e c t o f t h i sof its first publication shall proceeding is to secure so inform the Register of the foreclosure of the Wills, including name, right of redemption in the address and described relationreal property ship. as Square: 5125, Lot: Date of Publication: 883, which may also be March 21, known as2014 1032 44th NameN.E., of newspaper: Street Washington, Afro-American DC 20019, which propWashington erty was sold by the Law Reporter Mayor of the District of Columbia to the Plaintiff Philip N. Margolious in this action. Personal The Amended Complaint Representative states, among other things, that the amounts TRUE TEST necessary forCOPY redempREGISTER WILLS tion have notOF been paid. Pursuant to the Chief 03/21, 03/28, 04/04/14 Judge´s Administration Order Number 02-11, it is this 4th day of March, 2014. ORDERED by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, that notice be given by the insertion of a copy of this order in The Afro-American Newspaper, a newspaper having a general circulation in the District of Columbia, once a week for three (3) successive weeks, notifying all persons interested in the real property described above to appear in this Court by the 14th day of May, 2014, and redeem the real property by payment of $505.89, together with interest from the date of the real property tax certificate was purchased: court costs, reasonable attorney’s fees: expenses incurred
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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIVIL DIVISION Civil Action No. 2008 CA 004364 L(RP) Melaku Tefera PLAINTIFF v. Havilah Property Services, LLC, and Fabco Investment Corporation, and District of Columbia, and All Unknown owners of the property described below, their heirs, devisees, personal representatives and executors, administrators, grantees, assigns or successors in right, title, interest, and all persons having or claiming to have any interest in leasehold or fee simple in the property and premises situate, lying and being in the District of Columbia described as: Square: 5125, Lot:883, which may also be known as a 1032 44th Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20019. DEFENDANTS
in Superior the publication Court and service of of the process: and all other amounts District of Columbia in accordance with the PROBATE DIVISION provisions D.C. Official Trust No. of 2014NRT5 Code H. §47-1361 through Donald McLaughlin 1377 (2001 ed.), or anDeceased swer the Notice of Amended Existence of Complaint, or, Trust thereafter, Revocable Donald McLaughlin a final H. judgment will be whose address was 520 entered foreclosing the N.right Street, SW, #S123, of redemption in the Washington, DC 20024 real property and vesting created a revocable in the plaintiff a title trust in fee on February 11, 1997 simple. which remained in existence on the date of his Magistrate death Judge on November 1, J.E. Beshouri 2013 and Anthony P. Interdonato address is 03/21,whose 03/28 & 04/04/14 12604 Glen Road, Potomac, MD 20854 is the currently acting trustee, herei n a f t e r t h e Tr u s t e e . Communications to the Trust should be mailed or directed to Anthony P. Interdonato at 12604 Glen Road, Potomac, MD 20854. The Trust is subject to claims of the deceased settlor’s creditors, costs of administration of the settlor’s estate, the expenses of the deceased settlor’s funeral and disposal of remains, and statutory allowances to a surviving spouse and children to the extent the deceased settlor’s residuary probate estate is inadequate to satisfy those claims, costs, expenses, and allowances. Claims of the deceased settlors creditors are barred as against the Trustee and the trust property unless presented to the Trustee at the address provided herein on or before September 7, 2014 (6 months after the date of first publication of this notice). An action to contest the validity of this trust must be commenced by the earliest of (1) November 1, 2014, (one year from the death of the deceased Settlor). (2) September 7, 2014, (6 months from the date of first publication of this notice) or (3) ninety days after the Trustee sends the person a copy of the trust instrument and a notice informing the person of the trust’s existence, of the Trustee’s name and address, and of the time allowed for commencing a proceeding. The Trustee may proceed to distribute the trust property in accordance with the terms of trust before the expiration of the time within which an action must be commenced unless the Trustee knows of a pending judicial proceeding contesting the validity of the trust or the Trustee has received notice from a potential contestant who thereafter commences a judicial proceeding within sixty days after notification. This notice must be mailed postmarked within 15 days of its first publication to each heir and qualified beneficiary of the trust and any other person who would be an
SECOND AMENDED ORDER OF PUBLICATION In accordance with D.C. Official Code §47-1375, the object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of the right of redemption in the real property described as Square: 5125, Lot: 883, which may also be known as 1032 44th Street N.E., Washington, DC 20019, which property was sold by the Mayor of the District of Columbia to the Plaintiff in this action. The Amended Complaint states, among other things, that the amounts necessary for redemption have not been paid. Pursuant to the Chief Judge´s Administration Order Number 02-11, it is this 4th day of March, 2014. ORDERED by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, that notice be given by the insertion of a copy of this order in The Afro-American Newspaper, a news14:08:39 EDT a2014 paper having general circulation in the District of Columbia, once a week for three (3) successive weeks, notifying all persons interested in the real property described above to appear in this Court by the 14th day of May, 2014, and redeem the real property by payment of $505.89, together with interest from the date of the real property tax certificate was purchased: court costs, reasonable 14:08:00 EDT attorney’s 2014 TYPESET: Tue Mar 04 12:56:09 EST 2014 fees: expenses incurred in the publication and service of process: and interested person within Court all Superior other amounts in the meaning of D.C. Code of the with the § 20-101(d). accordance District ofofColumbia provisions D.C. Official PROBATE DIVISION Code §47-1361 through Date of First Publication: Trust(2001 No. 2014NRT5 1377 ed.), or an- March 7, 2014 Donald H. McLaughlin swer the Amended Anthony P. Interdonato Deceased Complaint, or, thereafter, Notice Existence a final of judgment willofbe TRUE TEST COPY Revocable Trust entered H.foreclosing the ANNE MEISTER, Donald McLaughlin right ofaddress redemption the Register of Wills. whose was in520 real property and#S123, vesting N. Street, SW, in the plaintiffDC a title in fee Name of Newspapers: Washington, 20024 simple.a revocable trust DWLR created AFRO-AMERICAN. on February 11, 1997 Magistrate which remained in exisTYPESET: Tue Mar 18 Judge J.E. Beshouri Pub Dates: tence on the date of his 03/07, 03/14 & 03/21/14 death on November TYPESET: Tue Mar 1,18 14:09:45 EDT 2014 03/21, & 04/04/14 2013 and03/28 Anthony P. InterSuperior Court of donato whose address is the District of 12604 Glen Road, Superior Court Potoof District of Columbia mac, MD is the the20854 District of curPROBATE DIVISION rently actingoftrustee, hereDistrict Columbia Washington, D.C. i n aPROBATE f t e r t h e DIVISION Tr u s t e e . 20001-2131 Washington, D.C. Communications to the Administration No. 20001-2131 Trust should be mailed or 2014ADM231 Administration No. P. directed to Anthony Gwendolyn Colston 2014ADM245 Interdonato at 12604 Glen A.K.A. RGloria o a d , R. P oSabatini tomac, MD Gwendolyn Roberta A.K.A. 20854. Colston Gloria Rita Sabatini Decedent The Trust is subject to Decedent NOTICE OF claims of P.the deceased Anthony Interdonato APPOINTMENT, settlor’s creditors, costs of 12604 Glen Road NOTICE TO administration of the setPotomac, MD 20854 CREDITORS tlor’s estate, the expenses Attorney AND NOTICE TO of the deceased settlor’s NOTICE OF UNKNOWN HEIRS APPOINTMENT, funeral and disposal of reDolores C. Craig, whose TO mains,NOTICE and statutory address is 1651 Varnum CREDITORS allowances to a surviving Place, NE, Washington, AND NOTICE TO spouse and children to the DC 20017 was appointed UNKNOWN HEIRS extent the deceased setAnthony P. Interdonato, personal representative tlor’s residuary probate whose address is 12604 of the estate of Gwenestate is inadequate to Glen Road was, apdolyn Colston A.K.A. satisfy claims, pointed those personal repre- G w e n d o l y n R o b e r t a costs, expenses, andof Colston who died on sentative of the estate allowances. Gloria R. Sabatini A.K.A. September 26, 2013 with Claims of the deceased Gloria Rita Sabatini, who a Will and will serve withsettlors creditors are died on January 28, 2014 out Court supervision. All barred as and against the with a Will will serve unknown heirs and heirs withoutand Court superviTrustee the trust propwhose where-abouts are sion. All unknown erty unless presentedheirs to unknown shall enter their a nTrustee d h e at i r the s w h o s e appearance in this the address whereabouts are un- proceeding. Objections provided herein on or beknown shall enter their fore September 7, 2014 (6 to such appointment (or a p p e aafter r a n cthe e i date n t hof is months proceeding. Objections to the probate of defirst publication of this noto such appointment (or cedent´s will) shall be tice). An action to contest to the probate of de- filed with the Register of the validity will) of this trust cedent´s shall be Wills, D.C., 515 5th must be commenced filed with the Registerbyof Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . the earliest of (1)515 NovemWills, D.C., 5th ber 1, 2014, Street, N.W., (one 3rd year Floor 20001, on or before September 21, 2014. from death deW a sthe hin g t o nof , the D.C . Claims against the deon c20001, eased S e t tor l o r )before . (2) cedent shall be preSeptember7, 21, 2014. September 2014, (6 sented to the underClaims against the demonths from the date of signed with a copy to the cedent shallofbe first publication this prenosented to ninety the underRegister of Wills or filed tice) or (3) days signed with a copy to the with the Register of Wills after the Trustee sends Register of Wills or filed with a copy to the underthe person a copy of the with the Register of Wills signed, on or before trust andundera nowithinstrument a copy to the September 21, 2014, or tice informing signed, on the or person before be forever barred. PerofSeptember the trust’s existence, 21, 2014, of or sons believed to be heirs the name and be Trustee’s forever barred. Per- or legatees of the deaddress, and oftothe sons believed be time heirs cedent who do not reallowed for commencing a or legatees of the deceive a copy of this notice cedent who do not re- by mail within 25 days of proceeding. ceive a copy of this notice The Trustee may proceed its first publication shall mail within 25 days toby distribute the trust prop-of so inform the Register of its first publication with shall erty in accordance Wills, including name, so inform thetrust Register the terms of beforeof address and relationWills, including the expiration of thename, time ship. address andanrelationwithin which action Date of Publication: ship. must be commenced unMarch 21, 2014 Date of Publication: less the 21, Trustee Name of newspaper: March 2014knows of aName p e n of d i newspaper: ng judicial Afro-American proceeding contesting the Washington Afro-American Law Reporter validity of the trust or the Washington Trustee has received noLaw Reporter Delores C. Craig tice from a potential Personal Anthonywho P. Interdonato contestant thereafter Representative commences a Personal judicial Representative proceeding within sixty TRUE TEST COPY days after notification. REGISTER OF WILLS TTRUE h i s nTEST o t i c e COPY must be REGISTER OF WILLS mailed postmarked within 03/21, 03/28, 04/04/14 15 days 03/28/, of its first publica03/21, 04/04/14 tion to each heir and qualified beneficiary of the trust and any other person who would be an
interested person within theSuperior meaning Court of D.C.of Code § 20-101(d). the District of District of Columbia Date of FirstDIVISION Publication: PROBATE March 7, 2014 D.C. Washington, 20001-2131 Anthony P. Interdonato Administration No. 2014ADM172 TRUE TEST COPY Floyd W. Simpson Sr. ANNE MEISTER, Decedent RegisterE.ofMccollum, Wills. James Jr Esq Name of Newspapers: 7309 DWLRBaltimore Ave Ste.117 AFRO-AMERICAN. College Park, MD 20741 Pub Dates: Attorney 03/07, 03/14 & 03/21/14 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Floyd W. Simpson Jr. and Diane L. Simpson whose addresses are 3267 Prince Rainer Place,Forestville, MD 20747 & 9910 Raintree Way, Clinton, MD 20735 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Floyd W. Simpson Sr. who died on December 19, 2013 without a Will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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. 2014ADM973 Gerline Rountree Decedent James E Mccollum Jr. 7309 Baltimore Ave, Ste 117 College Park, MD 20741 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Patrice Newman whose address is 8712 Delphi Drive Clinton, MD 20735 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Gerline Rountree, who died on November 22, 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 September 7, 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 7, 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 7, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Patrice Newman Personal Representative
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM221 Alphonzo A. Dozier Decedent Bradley A. Thomas 1629 K. Street, NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Carolyn D. Thomas, whose addressis 4611 Brookfield Dr., Suitland, MD 20746 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Alphonzo A. Dozier, who died on January 7, 2014 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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. 2014ADM243 Clarence Carlos Cade Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Cecilia Blue, whose address is 12308 Hillantrae Dr, Clinton, MD 20735 was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Clarence Carlos Cade, who died on January 23, 2014 with a Will and will serve withoutCourt 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 September 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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. 2014ADM148 Stanley M. Gainor Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Bernard G. French whose address is 5204 Tolson Road Temple Hills MD 20748, appointed personal representative of the estate of Stanley M. Gainor, who died on January 7, 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 September 7, 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 7, 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 7, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter
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TYPESET: Mar 18 03/21, 03/28,Tue 04/04/14 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF2014 WILLS Floyd W. Simpson Jr. TYPESET: Tue Mar 04 13:01:09 EST Superior Diane L. Simpson 03/07, 03/14, 03/21/14 TYPESET: Tue Mar 18 14:13:11 EDTCourt 2014of 03/21, 03/28, 04/04/14 Personal the District of Representatives District of Columbia Superior Court of PROBATE DIVISION the District of Superior Court of TRUE TEST COPY Washington, D.C. District of Columbia the District of REGISTER OF WILLS 20001-2131 PROBATE DIVISION District of Columbia TYPESET: Tue Mar 04 12:57:45 EST 2014 Washington, D.C. Administration No. PROBATE DIVISION 03/7, 03/14, 03/21/14 20001-2131 2014ADM199 Washington, D.C. Administration No. 20001-2131 Lester D. Claytor Superior Court of 2014ADM140 Administration No. Decedent the District of Cierra Rachelle Wilson 2013ADM655 NOTICE OF District of Columbia Decedent Ann M. Roberts APPOINTMENT, PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE OF Decedent NOTICE TO Washington, D.C. APPOINTMENT, NOTICE OF 20001-2131 CREDITORS NOTICE TO APPOINTMENT, Administration No. AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO 2014ADM183 UNKNOWN HEIRS AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Franklin Leon Vincent Wayne Claytor UNKNOWN HEIRS AND NOTICE TO Scarborough whose address is 2423 Jacqueline Wilson and UNKNOWN HEIRS Decedent John R. Greene Jr., NOTICE OF P a t r i c i a K . R o b e r t s Artesian Lane, Bowie, whose addresses are whose address is 12802 MD 20716, was apAPPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO 1634 Independence Ave, Foxhound Court, Upper pointed personal repreCREDITORS SE, Washington DC Marlboro, MD 20772, sentative of the estate of AND NOTICE TO 20003 and 1298 Tavern was appointed personal Lester D. Claytor, who UNKNOWN HEIRS R u n R d . , H a g u e , VA representative of the died on December 29, Kathy Y. Scarborough 22469 were appointed and Lisa Bigesby, whose personal representatives estate of Ann M. Roberts 2013 with a Will and will 5 3 0 0 2 n d S t . N W , serve without Court suaddresses are 4312 of the estate of Cierra Washington Dc 20011, pervision. All unknown Fruitwood Court, Bowie, Rachelle Wilson, who who died on March 22, heirs and heirs whose MD 20720 and 6106 Walnut Street, Temple Hills, died on August 4, 2012 2013 with a Will and will whereabouts are unwithout a Will and will serve without Court suMD 20748 were apknown shall enter their pointed personal repre- serve without Court su- pervision. All unknown sentatives of the estate pervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s o f F r a n k l i n L e o n heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are un- proceeding. Objections Scarborough who died whereabouts are un- known shall enter their to such appointment (or on January 14:10:25 EDT 17, 20142014 known shall enter their a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s to the probate of dewithouta Will and will a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s proceeding. Objections cedent´s will) shall be serve without Court su- proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or filed with the Register of pervision. All unknown to such appointment (or heirs and heirs whose to the probate of de- to the probate of de- Wills, D.C., 515 5th cedent´s will) shall be Street, N.W., 3rd Floor whereabouts are uncedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . known shall enter their filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th 20001, on or before appearance in this Street, N.W., 3rd Floor September 21, 2014. proceeding. Objections Wills, D.C., 515 5th to such appointment Street, N.W., 3rd Floor W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Claims against the deshall be filed with the W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before cedent shall be preRegister of Wills, D.C., 20001, on or before September 21, 2014. sented to the under515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd September 7, 2014. Claims against the deFloor Washington, D.C. Claims against the de- cedent shall be pre- signed with a copy to the 20001, on or before cedent shall be pre- sented to the under- Register of Wills or filed S e p t e m b e r 7 , 2 0 1 4 . sented to the under- signed with a copy to the with the Register of Wills Claims against the de- signed with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with a copy to the undercedent shall be pre- Register of Wills or filed signed, on or before sented to the under- with the Register of Wills with the Register of Wills with a copy to the under- September 21, 2014, or signed with a copy to the be forever barred. PerRegister of Wills or filed with a copy to the under- signed, on or before September 21, 2014, or sons believed to be heirs with the Register of Wills signed, on or before with a copy to the under- September 4, 2014, or be be forever barred. Per- or legatees of the deforever barred. Persons sons believed to be heirs cedent who do not resigned, on or before September 7, 2014, or be believed to be heirs or or legatees of the de- ceive a copy of this notice forever barred. Persons legatees of the decedent cedent who do not re- by mail within 25 days of believed to be heirs or who do not receive a ceive a copy of this notice legatees of the decedent copy of this notice by mail by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall who do not receive a within 25 days of its first its first publication shall so inform the Register of copy of this notice by mail publication shall so in- so inform the Register of Wills, including name, within 25 days of its first form the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationpublication shall so in- Wills, including name, address and relation- ship. form the Register of Date of Publication: address and relation- ship. Wills, including name, March 21, 2014 Date of Publication: address and relation- ship. Date of Publication: Name of newspaper: March 21, 2014 ship. March 7, 2014 Afro-American Name of newspaper: Date of Publication: Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington March 7, 2014 Afro-American Name of newspaper: Washington Law Reporter Washington Afro-American Law Reporter Washington Law Reporter Vincent Wayne Claytor Law Reporter Patricia K. Roberts Personal Jacqueline Wilson Personal Representative Kathy Y. Scarborough John R. Greene Jr. Representative Lisa Bigesby Personal Personal TRUE TEST COPY Representative TRUE TEST COPY Representative REGISTER OF WILLS REGISTER OF WILLS TRUE TEST COPY TRUE TEST COPY 03/21,03/28, 04/04/14 REGISTER OF WILLS 03/21, 03/28, 04/04/14 REGISTER Tue OF WILLS TYPESET: Mar 18 14:16:41 EDT 2014 03/07, 03/14, 03/21/14
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TYPESET: Tue2014 Mar 18 14:13:46 EDT 03/7, 03/14, 03/21/14 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM1184 James E. Watkins Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Chkeada Cole, whose address is 12618 Pavilion Court, Upper MArlboro, MD 20020 was appointed personal representative of the estate of James E. Watkins, 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 September 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2014 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Chkeada Cole Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS
TYPESET: Mar 11 03/21, 03/28,Tue 04/04/14 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM166 Brenda Elaine Stanfield Decedent Leonard C. Pederson , Jr., Esq 5039 Connecticut Ave, NW Building Three Washington, DC 20008 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Sabrina Murray Camp whose address is 4706 Sir Woodburn Way, Clinton, MD. 20735 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Brenda Elaine Stanfield, who died on January 21, 2014 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
Sabrina Murray Camp Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS
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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2014FEP29 Date of Death February 13, 2014 Bernetha McLamore Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Edith McLamore-Shelton whose address is 7003 Whitney Ave, District Heights, MD 20747 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Bernetha McLamore, deceased, on February 27, 2014, by the Register of Wills Court Prince 14:15:13 EDT for 2014 George’s County, State of Maryland. Service of process may be made upon Persandra McLamore Ward 1814 Minnesota Ave, SE #2, Washington, D. C. 20020 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Colombia real property: 1814 Minnesota Ave SE Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. Edith McLamore- Shelton Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: March 21, 2014 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American
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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2014ADM236 Estate of Sarah Elizabeth Boardley Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD PROBATE Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Barbara Talley for standard probate, including the appointment of one or more personal representative. Unless a complaint or an objection in accordance with Superior Court Probate Division Rule 407 is filed in this Court within 30 days from the date of first publication of this notice, the Court may take the action hereinafter set forth. 12:54:01 EDT 2014 *In the absence of a Will or proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution, enter an order determining that the decendent died intestate *appoint a supervised personal representative. Register of Wills Clerk of the Probate Division Date of First Publication March 21, 2014 Names of Newspapers: Washington Law Reporter Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Barbara Talley 11 Martin’s Lane Rockvile, MD 20850 Signature of Petitioners/Attorney 03/21, 03/28
The Afro-American, March 22, 2014 - March 28, 2014
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