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Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement on Aug. 12 of a set of prosecutorial reforms, including ways of avoiding mandatory sentences for lowlevel drug offenses, is being praised by people on both sides of the ideological aisle. “I think this will be pretty well received whether you look at it from a social justice perspective or a fiscal perspective,” said Chris Deutsch, spokesman, National Association of Drug Court Professionals. “It appeals to people over a broad spectrum. Everyone is ready for a change.” In his speech to the American Bar Association in San Francisco, Holder said Justice Department officials have worked for months on proposals to begin fixing a “broken” criminal justice system that is rife with disparities. Continued on A4
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Donnie McClurkin Ousted From MLK Memorial Concert Supporters Attribute Removal to Singer’s Stance on Homosexuality
would spark “controversy,” according to Robert Marus, a spokesman for the mayor Rev. McClurkin, 53, pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, N.Y., told a journalist in 2002 that he struggled with homosexuality. He later made headlines when he said he had been delivered “from the sin of homosexuality.” Marus told the AFRO that Gray asked the event’s sponsor, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, to remove McClurkin from the lineup. The D.C. government sponsored concert, entitled “Reflections on Peace: Ghandi to King,” took place with other artists contracted to Continued on A5
By Krishana Davis AFRO Staff Writer When a crowd of gospel music enthusiasts gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on August 10 to hear selections from Grammy Award winning gospel artist Donnie McClurkin, many were disappointed to discover the singer was a no show. After being contracted to headline the pre-March on Washington 50th Anniversary concert, Rev. McClurkin, an ordained minister, was uninvited by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, who said the singer’s comments about his sexuality
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Black residents of the nation’s capital will soon have an entire network of resources catering specifically to the needs of African Americans with HIV and AIDS. With a focus on education initiatives led by the Community Education Group (CEG), the Black AIDS Institute has partnered with Merck, a leading U.S. drug maker, to create the
Tweets and Instagram photos poured in from around the nation as Washington Redskin Robert Griffin III debuted a fresh head of cornrows for fans Aug. 11. The quarterback is known for wearing his hair in a natural style of single braids that could usually be seen hanging free at the edge of his helmet. The new zig-zag pattern is braided tightly to the scalp in rows that resemble crops in a field and was completed on Aug. 11 around 11 a.m. at The Beauty Bar in Richmond by beautician Candace Hargrove. “I just did something that was quick and easy,” she told the AFRO. “I received a text message from another customer and she just said she had a gentleman who wanted some cornrows.” The hair expert also told the AFRO that Griffin was “a down-to-earth gentleman” who was “very nice.” “He introduced himself and said his name was ‘Robert’ and I said my name is ‘Candace.’” Hargrove, a Richmond
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A member of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s 2010 election team pleaded guilty in federal court Aug. 13 to lying to the FBI about an alleged $635,000 “shadow campaign” that is under federal investigation. Vernon E. Hawkins, a former highranking city official, also admitted he tried to derail the federal investigation by giving $8,000 to a potential witness so he would leave town and not be available for questioning by FBI agents. Hawkins, 74, was a volunteer in Gray’s campaign. He pleaded
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Michael Karfen (far left), the newly appointed director of The HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration for the D.C. Department of Health (DOH), is joined by Chirfi Guindo, vice president and general manager of Merck, Toni Young, founder and executive director of the Community Education Group, and Phill Wilson, president and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute.
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‘Ebony’ Causes Stir with “We Are Trayvon” Covers
Ebony magazine has created controversy with the preview of its special September issue, which features bold cover photos related to the Trayvon Martin murder case. As part of its attempt to keep alive the conversation of race and Stand Your Ground laws, which became national issues following the slaying of African-American teen Travyon Martin last year, the publication is rolling out a special issue with four separate covers bearing the headline “We Are Travyon” and featuring Black celebrities and their sons. Appearing on the covers are the slain teenager’s own parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin with their son Jahvaris Fulton, as well as director Spike Lee and his son
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Two Black Fathers Make a Stand Against Violence By Alan King AFRO Staff Writer
sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspiconnection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago boulevards across thelicense country. Tribune, the boy had been shot Suburban with Illinois Bass, 60, has been singing in multiple what he times calledinthe theseat the“in back tradition of Sam Cooke’s gospel of music” for decades, most the vehicle. The SUV, regisrecently with his band Dave Basstered & The D.B.G.’s.murdered But he to Hudson’s has also been working with teensbrother, and youth since his early was towed with the boy’s bodyanti-gun inside and is being beginnings as a national trainer for a K-12 violence processed evidence techniprogram, called STAR (Straight Talk aboutby Risk) with the cians andtheworkers. The body Center Prevent Handgun Violence, now Brady Center to was the laterfirst removed and taken Prevent Gun Violence. He was also coordinator of to the Cook youth programs for Concerned Black Men.County Medical Examiner’s office. “I believe all children are at risk of violence,” Bass told Hudson and other family the AFRO. members arrived at the Medical After the shooting death of 17-year-old teen Examiner’sFlorida office mid-afternoon to identify the body. Given the choice between looking directly at the body or viewing it on a wall-mounted
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Jennifer Hudson and other From the statehouses of contribute to the current public debate.” relatives positively identified Florida and North Carolina So, he called on organizations he had worked with – the to the highways, streets, National Congress of Black Women, the Greater Washington drives, boulevards, ways, Urban League, the Spiritual Volunteers Quartet and CAYR courts and other roadways (Come As You Are) church program -- and asked them to named after Dr. Martin contribute $430.50 each so he could record and produce 1,000 Luther King, this summer copies of the song. Each contributor received 100 copies to has witnessed a resurgence distribute freely. of African American “When Will it End?” can also be heard on some D.C. protests and civic action. public broadcast programs on WeAct Radio and WPFW’s “To Sometimes it’s a group, like Heal DC.” Bass’s group has been invited to perform the song the student-led sit-in at the at a DC concert leading up to the 50th anniversary March on Florida capitol lobbying Washington. against unjust laws; more Bass King, was tooJennnifer young to march or protest earlier, but “here’s Julian Hudson’s nephew. Adrienne often it’s one motivated a way I might be able to offer something with my music and spokesman the office Washington individual who sets a small feelAthat at least Ifor played my part.”the murders but is being held in told that Hudson jail for parole violation AFRO Columnist movement in motion. Asthe fornewspaper Kenny Barnes, his publicist Lyndia Grant said aafter In Maryland and in kick-off and roll call of the 39 states that have honored Dr. Courtesy Photos the District of Columbia, King with a roadway is scheduled for Aug. 21 in front of Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who two fathers have taken their passion or their pain to make a the MLK Library in downtown D.C. Barnes is asking for a was killed, as well as her brother, Jason. difference with their respective anti-violence messages. “Kommitment” – not misspelled against murder.of attempted “remained strong for her fami- –being convicted video screen, the family chose violen Dave Bass, a Bowie, Md., father with a 15-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, Bass said “I have a 15-year-old son and the Barnes continued, noting how he established ROOT hijackInc., ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular plate X584859 was found on the latter. According to the In f the body of her 7-year-old is working to distribute his flyers and free disc of an original Chicago’s news really struck racially profiled he (Reaching Others andCook has hosted “She held Out handstowith herTogether) fami- ing. Countyother records show home, West Side me.” after He has been Tribune, Hudson said,and “Yes, nephew Monday, just hours protest song in “a gospel tradition,” titled “When Will itin a thought his sona 7and nephews behim.” also. So, he sat down moratoriums including Day in 2004, a to both ly,” the spokesman said.one “It on Father’s that he pleaded guilty police received a.m. call might that’s and ho after his body was found was obviously emotional charges 1999. He was also End?” as part of his nascent public awareness campaign and wrote “a song to increase public awareness of the danger weekend when anovery murders occurred in theinDistrict. “Since the kiss th moment.” 1998 foragainst possesagainst racial profiling after the Trayvon Martin case and and personal tragedy which results from the combination of time of my son’s death, I have beenconvicted a strong in advocate ing the The boy – the son Juliaplagued sion a stolen motor he vehicle. recent adverse Supreme Court decisions on civil rights. racial profiling, ‘toxic’ laws [like Stand Your Ground and senseless murders thatofhave ourofcommunities,” Jason. Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in “Ev Kenny Barnes Sr. -- the well-known D.C. fixture who Stop and Frisk] and available guns, legal and/or illegal.” It said. been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years throug started the non-profit ROOT Inc., to reduce gun violence after calls on everyone “to live in peace as others do” in the refrain. when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, his son was killed by a 17-year-old during a 2001 robbery But Bass, a trustee of the Springfield Baptist Church in Veteran journalist Adrienne Washington writes weekly for grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges. area to of Kenny Barnes Jr. store -- is invoking the Biblical Sixth Northwest Washington, did not want to charge anything for the AFRO about relevant issues in the District, Maryland and No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, and Dallas Cowboys players By Alan King The boy remained missing have t Commandment for a 7-day moratorium on murder from the song he hopes “resonates in this climate” of recharged Northern Virginia. Send correspondence to her at editor@ trying to distance him from the Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, AFRO Staff Writer Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in young August 21-28 along the 39 Martin Luther King roadways and among protests. just submitted wanted totodo something that would addObama to and afro.com. group, saying, “Barack the “I names in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers for wh Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale election officials. Presidential candidate John Hurd said those workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run McCain’s attack on ACORN – Avenue. long and deep. He taught classes were doing those things without Associated Community An Amber Alert – a desigACORN’s knowledge or permis- for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing Organization for Reform Now – him for President. sion, were fired. confirms the success of the Continued from A1 children – was issued Friday But now ACORN is in trouble. “The evidence that has surorganization, the head of the after Julian was discovered at least Reporter: There are faced so far shows they faked group says. missing after the murders. assistant treasurer of the to comment, citing the guilty in U.S. District Court 11 investigations across the “This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they Police arrested William campaign, Thomas W. Gore, ongoing investigation. to one count of making false country involving thousands of didn’t do, not to stuff ballot we’ve done and success we’ve Balfour, the missing boy’s The investigation is statements. Hawkins faces up to six months in prison andstepboxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN had,” Maude Hurd, president of father and estranged husband continuing, according to Ronald to 16 months in prison under six months of home detention forms. victim of fraud, not the perpetraACORN, said in an interview of Julia, at his girlfriend’s C. Machen Jr., the U.S. Attorney the terms of the plea deal, for obstruction of justice Announcer: Massive voter tor of it. with the AFRO. Southside apartment several for the District of Columbia. federal prosecutors said. and other offenses. In 2012, fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders. Hurd said the only things “When this attack started, we By AFRO Staff “Today, Vernon Hawkins a federal judge sentenced Hawkins admitted he bogus are the charges thempaid more than $800,000 to an had just announced that we had Balfour’s mother, Michele, has became the fourth person to Howard L. Brooks, 65, a helped coordinate an offselves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had registered 1.3 million new votplead guilty to a felony for member of the campaign’s the-books “get out the vote” A shared interest in agrees. efforts. ers,” she said. “That’s just to say nothing to do with the slayings. It concluded, “Neither Pressuringthat banks to independent issue risky cover up corruption finance andremains treasuryateams, operation was that someone’s running scared education reform has Balfour suspect in trying JasontoHudson ACORN nor its employees have of loans. Nationwide fraud. because of ACORN’s success.” in the 2010 mayoral election,” to 24 months of probation for Gray’s official voter campaign. blossomed into romance for been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment. McCain, who is running for making a false statement to the Machen said in a statement. Federal prosecutors allege the the widow of Apple founder charged with, casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too riskypaid for president on the Republican tick“Vernon Hawkins was at FBI. The judge also ordered shadow campaign was Steve Jobs and former votes.” America. et, lashed out at ACORN in the ground zero of a scheme to Brooks to perform 200 hours for by Jeffrey E. Thompson, a Washington, D.C. Mayor The problem came about pri- former city contractor. In his final debate against Barack of community service. design, staff and execute Adrian Fenty according to The Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way Since McCain’s comments, SQUARE an off-the-books shadow HIGH written plea deal and in court, Also in 2012, business (U.K.) Daily Mail and The ACORN operates. Rather than ACORN’s 87 offices have been on the verge of maybe perpetratcampaign. After the election, Hawkins said he worked on owner Eugenia C. Harris, 76, Washington Post. rely on volunteers, it pays peobombarded with threats and ing one of the greatest frauds in he and his fellow campaign the shadow campaign with pleaded guilty to one count of Laurene Powell Jobs was ple, many of them poor or unemracist mail. voter history in this country, aides sought to impede our Jeanne a public conspiring to violate federal married to Steve Jobs for 20 ployed, to sign up new voters. The Clarke day afterHarris, the presidential maybe destroying the fabric of investigation by lying to the relations professional who campaign finance law and to The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into theis a democracy.” years, until his death from FBI, shredding documents, Thompson associate. obstruct justice, one count of being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle Factcheck.org, a non-partisan cancer in October 2011. creating fake paperwork and Hawkins is the fourth engaging in fraud and making the registration. offices and stole computers. According to The Mail, Powell Web site, found those claims to BREAD Maud explained, “We have a After a Cleveland representative be “exaggerated,” with “no evisending witnesses out of the NOT ON TH person to plead guilty false statements and one count Jobs, 49, is believed to have zero tolerance policy for deliber- in appeared on TV, an e-mail was dence of any such democracyjurisdiction. This guilty plea connection with the of conspiring to violate District met Fenty, 42, at an education ate falsification of registration.” sent to the local office saying she of Columbia campaign law. destroying fraud.” takes us one step closer to investigation into Gray’s conference that same year, Most news account neglect to campaign. “is going to have her life ended.” Harris is awaiting sentencing. Hurd believes the McCain understanding the extent of the following Fenty’s defeat in the charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is A worker in Providence, R.I., deception that tainted the 2010 On July 26, a federal Gray has denied 2010 Democratic primary of required by law to turn in all reg- received a threatening call sayed. LEFT campaign.” RIGH judge sentenced the former wrongdoing. He has declined the D.C. mayoral election. istration forms. And they also fail ing, “We know you get off work She said, “Because it’s lowto note that it was the organizaat 9” and uttered racial epithets. According to The Post, Powell Jobs and Fenty and moderate-income people, Career Education A caller to one office left a and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first Fenty’s association with Proof D brought the phony registrations message on the answering McCain campaign thinks those Laurene Jobs led to a position Ad #: P to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just voters are going to vote on the board of College Track, a non-profit college prep program targeting underserved students. Deadlin The McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that Democratic, which is not necesThat in turn led to a job in September 2012 as a special adviser with Andreessen Horowitz, a First R isn’t interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get sarily true.” Silicon Valley venture capital firm. The Post reported that the wife of the firm’s co-founder, Marc Publica points, preferring to air misleadhung. He’s a (expletive deleted) ACORN is no stranger to Section Andreessen, is close friends with Powell Jobs. ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of controversy. Specs: Sources told The Post that Fenty and Powell Jobs’ relationship reportedly turned to romance For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are shortly after Fenty announced thatorganization he was separating from wife his of 15 years,support. Michelle, in Ap political fraudulent, and you need to go to has fought for his social January. Fenty and Powell Jobs each have three children from their previous marriages. McCain: I’m John McCain hell. All the niggers on oak trees. Ap and economic justice for lowand I approve They’re gonna get all hung honPowell Jobs, who was photographed wearing her wedding ring as recently as this lastmessage. month, and moderate-income Re 1 BANANA eys, they’re going to get assassiAnnouncer: Whoof is the Barack Americans. With 400,000 meminherited an estate worth an estimated $10 billion, The Mail reported, making her one Initial _ Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.” ber families organized into more richest women in the U.S. Another message said, “You baptism performed at warp than 1,200 neighborhood chapliberal idiots. Dumb (expletive speed.” Vast ambition. After colters in 110 cities nationwide, deleted). Welfare bums. You lege, he moved to Chicago. ACORN has over the years seen guys just (expletive deleted) its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. come to our country, consume There, Obama met Madeleine cating for affordable housing, Continued from A1 every natural resource there is, Talbot, part of the Chicago living wages, healthcare for the and make a lot of babies. That’s branch of ACORN. Heby was so underserved— andRGIII whiledid organnative, has been crafting hair “Thank God has been inundated calls all you guys do. And then suck impressive thatoutlets. he was asked to izing voter registration drives. styles for the better part of nine something with his hair,” he from media up the welfare and expect everytrain the ACORN staff. But none has been as withering years--two of them behind a said. “I mean nobody wears “It’s been kind of crazy,” What did ACORN in Chicago one else to pay for your hospital and baseless as this one. chair at The Beauty Bar. braids but it’selection better Hargrove “I don’t • Ask about our short-term courses bills for your kids. I jus’ say let engage in? said. Bullying banks.like Withanymore the presidential The 29-year-old said she than those flimsy dreads he a lot of attention. I just like Before age five, every room is a cl your kids die. That’s the best Intimidation tactics. Disruption less than two weeks away, • Day and evening courses available didn’t even recognize the had.” doing hair.”ACORN forced move. Just let your children die. of business. ACORN’s detractors allege the everywhere. 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Youth Jobs Much More Than Paid Distractions Before a Diploma By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer If you think job opportunities are dim for Americans with a high school diploma and a degree- try making it without one– or both–in the new American workforce. When the Center for Labor Market Studies (CLMS) at Northeastern University analyzed 2012 unemployment data, they found that Black youths who left high school without a diploma had an employment rate of six percent–leaving the rest to scour for jobs that focus less on a degree and more on an acquired skill-set. “We estimate that only six percent of Black male high school dropouts ages 16 to 17 from low income families were working that year which means that 94-95 percent were jobless,” said director of the CLMS Andrew Sum. And while education has long been linked to economic advancement, economists say job training for teens, and the many benefits received in working a job or an internship, go a long way in predicting employment trends later in life, especially in a job market eager to continue a trend of weeding out it’s youngest contenders. “Youth are at a disadvantage when they come into a weak economy because they may have some of the skills, but they don’t have the experience,” said 36-year-old International Labour Organization (ILO) economist Steven Kapsos, who’s spent ten years with the United Nations (UN) agency. “Getting more experience in high school is very important.” Kapsos, who is based in Geneva, Switzerland and closely studies world economic trends, said work experience gained from jobs in high school is of top value to companies looking to
employ younger workers. He also stated that even if teens can’t get a paid job, they should increase their earning potential by taking advantage of career services and completing multiple internships along with their high school courses. According to information released in July by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24 percent of teenagers were unemployed last month, and information from the ILO shows that wages in the country have remained stagnant since 2009. Kapsos said part of the reason teen and young adult
“…work experience gained from jobs in high school is of top value to companies looking to employ younger workers.” unemployment is so high above the national average of 7.6 percent lies in the fact that older adults are not only doing jobs traditionally left to youth, but they are also staying in their positions longer. Thus, there’s less room in the workplace for Americans with freshly-inked diplomas and degrees. Ernest Dorsey, assistant director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Youth Services, has battled some of those issues here in Charm City. “We have found it difficult in the past couple of years to get young people into entry level positions because you have older, more experienced workers that have been laid off settling for the entry level positions that, in the past, we were able to get our young workers into,” Dorsey told the AFRO, of the
program that found 5,000 jobs for youth this summer. According to Dorsey, who oversees the city’s summer job program YouthWorks, the earlier a teen gets into the workforce, the more likely they are to be employed later in life. “It helps them determine what kind of career path they want to pursue, or not pursue,” he said. “They can determine what they never ever want to do and shift to another direction based on the experience they had- not what somebody told them.” “They learn what’s required in the market place in terms of being on time, following directions, and other soft skills that employers say they are looking for in employees.” Lillian J. Huff, vice president of Washington, D.C.’s Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls (FLOW), said work experience for youth in their formative early teen years gives youngsters an understanding of how money works in the real world- and how to stay gainfully employed. The organization began in 2007, and focuses on creating healthy finances for ladies of all ages. “Our whole society has changed,” Huff said. “All we hear about is tight monetary budgets and furloughs within our federal and local governments.” Huff encouraged parents to enlighten their children on the different financial situations facing the family- instead of just saying no to requests for money or expensive ventures. “A lot of parents don’t share that information,” she said. “It’s a learning process that’s happening around them. They can see it on the television and hear it on the radio. Parents need to direct them to those sources so they can see it directly.” “When teens have that kind of understanding they really know how to budget and learn what sacrifice is all about- they learn how to make better selections and better choices.”
Continued from A1 Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN). The network is already available in 13 cities nationwide, and will use trained advocates in Washington, D.C. communities to spread information about health resources for those already living HIV or AIDS. “Treatment is prevention,” said Phill Wilson, president and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute. “When we are successful in getting people on treatment we can reduce the level of HIV in our community, making it safer for everyone.” “Today, the problem with HIV in Black communities is as much a utilization problem as it is an access problem.” Statistics from the Atlanta-based headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show 1.1 million people coping with HIV in the country. Of those living with the condition, nearly one out of every five, or 18 percent are oblivious to the fact that they are carrying the virus. In the Washington, D.C. area, 4.3 percent of the African American population tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. That information was released in May 2012 and contained data released compiled between 2006 and 2010 by the D.C. Department of Health (DOH). Wilson said Washington, D.C. was chosen as the next city to receive help from BTAN because roughly 75 percent of all HIV cases in Washington, D.C. stem from the Black community- even though only 46 percent of the District is African American. Even more frustrating for Wilson is the fact that even though
they qualify for help through the Affordable Care Act, less than 25 percent of African Americans living with HIV have appropriate HIV care with viral suppression- a key part in keeping the virus undetectable in the blood. “We know that if we can get to viral suppression- meaning, that there is so little in your system that current technology cannot identify it- we know that we can reduce the ability to transmit HIV by 96 percent.” Patients without health insurance also qualify for Merck programs that offset antiretroviral therapy costs. Chirfi Guindo, vice president and general manager of Merck, said that roughly 1,000 patients are already taking advantage of initiatives to
receive medications free of charge. “Part of the challenge is access to information. What we are finding out is that particularly in the Black community there is a lack of information,” Guindo said. “There are many facilities out there that people are not taking advantage of. That’s where our collaboration with the Black AIDS Institute comes in – educating and empowering the
community so they know what’s available to them and become advocates for themselves.” Alvin Jeffrey Hall, 45, is familiar with the struggle to get African Americans to actively engage treatment opportunities. “I currently know people who don’t take advantage of the resources out there- people are avoiding it because they are scared,” said the Cheverly, Md. resident. And he knows first-hand how programs like BTAN can save lives. In 1987 he found himself among the thousands of Black men caught up in an AIDS epidemic ravaging the country. He was taking 49 pills a day to keep him alive. Hall was fortunate in that he had an aunt working for an HIV and AIDS advocacy organization at the time of his diagnosis. She promptly connected him with programs that took care of his medication costs. “A lot of times I got sick from the medicine alone,” he said of the initial treatments for HIV that have become more streamlined. “I’ve tailored down to about five a day.” Hall is now an office manager for Metro TeenAIDS, a community organization working with youths to put a stop to HIV infections and AIDS cases. He encourages those in need to seek out resources and more importantly- use them. “It’s important to stay educated and rooted in education,” he said. “You need regular treatment- that’s important.” Training for the community advocates have already begun, according to Wilson, and another training session will take place in the coming weeks. The advocates will then go back to their respective communities, choose a specific project by the end of the year, and begin to work towards their goal.
than alleviate them.” “By prioritizing prosecutions, we increase the resources that we can devote to battling the violent offenders who threaten our neighborhoods,” said Ronald C. Machen Jr. U.S. attorney for Washington D.C., in an e-mailed statement. “We look forward to implementing the Department’s new guidance in a manner that conserves our resources so that we can best confront our most pressing and persistent public safety challenges.” The plan also calls for averting mandatory minimum sentences for low-level, nonviolent drug offenders with no ties to gangs or large-scale drug organizations; reducing sentences for elderly, nonviolent inmates and promoting diversion programs instead of prison for nonviolent criminals. “The bottom line is that, while the aggressive enforcement of federal criminal statutes remains necessary, we cannot simply prosecute or incarcerate our way to becoming a safer nation. To be effective, federal efforts must also focus on prevention and reentry,” Holder said. Liberal lawmakers and social justice groups are praising the attorney general for addressing the issue of hardline anti-drug penalties—a “misguided” policy birthed from the so-called War on Drugs—which, they say, has perpetuated a “cradle-to-prison pipeline” among Blacks and Hispanics. “Mandatory sentences have been disproportionately invoked against people of color ever since their inception 20-30 years ago,” said A. Dwight Pettit, a well-known Baltimore lawyer who said he’s seen many clients over the years who have been overly penalized by draconian judicial policies. Pettit said change to the patently “unfair” system, which he compared to “modern slavery,” was slow in coming because “loading up of jails became a new industry.” The impact of such policies on communities of color has been devastating, activists say, straining and draining their resources. “Mandatory minimum sentences are not only unfair in stature and consequence, they represent a serious threat to the civil rights gains and progress of the 1960s and 70s,” said Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law President and Executive Director Barbara Arnwine in a statement. “These sentences are counterproductive and create a longterm adverse cycle of negative reinforcement, have disastrous
effects on housing, employment and education, and tear apart families and communities – while doing little or nothing to make us safer.” Hilary Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau chief, said disproportionate incarceration among Blacks—who comprise about 40 percent of the nation’s prison population—has led to decreased political power. “Voting capital is also lost because you’re taking voting population off the street…and in many states they receive a lifetime ban on voting rights,” Shelton said, citing statistics that one-third of the ex-felons who can’t vote are African American. Conservatives concerned with over-criminalization’s rising toll on the federal budget have also given Holder’s plan faint praise—sprinkled with criticism that his efforts lag behind those already implemented by states. “Over the years, political leaders have failed to hold the criminal justice system accountable for its alarming increase in spending and lack of results,” said Marc Levin, on behalf of Right on Crime, a conservative criminal justice reform movement. “It’s good to see the administration following the lead of conservative states such as Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia that have proven it’s possible to reduce crime while also reducing criminal justice spending.” There are currently about 2.4 million persons being held nationally in U.S. prisons and jails across the country, half of them for nonviolent drug offenses. In federal prisons alone, the number of inmates skyrocketed from approximately 25,000 in 1980 to nearly 219,000 in 2012, an almost 800 percent increase, and the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) is operating at almost 40 percent over capacity, the Congressional Research Service found in a recent report. Taxpayers pay about $26,000 to house an inmate for one year, which translated to a nationwide cost to state and federal budgets of about $80 billion in 2010 alone. That is money “that can be put towards the education system, towards creating jobs…towards helping with health care and retirement…. There are an awful number of things that this money can be used on,” Shelton said. Holder said the Justice Department is also supporting bipartisan legislation that seeks to enshrine some of his reforms into law.
“When we are successful in getting people on treatment we can reduce the level of HIV in our community, making it safer for everyone.” – Phill Wilson
Continued from A1 He said he has directed federal prosecutors to “develop specific, locally-tailored guidelines – consistent with our national priorities – for determining when federal charges should be filed, and when they should not.” As part of his “Smart on Crime” initiative, Holder gives federal prosecutors more discretion to use locally-tailored guidelines for determining when federal charges should be filed, with an eye to focusing resources on fighting violent crime. He has also directed “all U.S. Attorneys to create – and to update – comprehensive anti-violence strategies for badlyafflicted areas within their districts. And I’ve encouraged them to convene regular law enforcement forums with state and local partners to refine these plans, foster greater efficiency, and facilitate more open communication and cooperation,” he said. “Today, a vicious cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities,” Holder said. “And many aspects of our criminal justice system may actually exacerbate these problems, rather
August 17, 2013 - August 23, 2013, The Afro-American
Miss Black USA 2013
Young Democrats of America Elect First African-American President
And the winner is…
By James Lewis Special to the AFRO Atima Omara-Alwala, of Arlington, was elected the first African-American of the Young Democrats of America at the biannual Convention of the Young Democrats of America. “I am proud to stand to as the first Black woman and first Virginian to lead the nation’s largest partisan youth organization, the Young Democrats of America,” said Omara-Alwala, who is also the first Virginian elected to the post. “In this organization’s 81-year history, there has never been an African American, but I know my victory today is because of all the activists that have worked for more equality for African Americans and women.” Omara-Alwala, a management and political consultant, ran with a team Atima Omara-Alwala representing California, Georgia, New York, Kansas, Oklahoma and Delaware for the organization’s leadership. The team was elected in a clean sweep under the banner of YDA Progress. In addition to being the first African American and Virginian, Omara-Alwala and the newly elected executive vice president, the Honorable Erin Carlstrom, of California, represent the organization’s first female-led team.
“…I know my victory today is because of all the activists that have worked for more equality for African Americans and women.” – Omara-Alwala “As the president of the largest partisan youth organization in America, I am glad to have the support of my fellow progressive activists and leaders,” said Omara-Alwala. “Looking forward, I plan to use this position to empower young leaders to be better political operatives, candidates and activists in their home communities.” Omara-Alwala previously served as a vice president, MidAtlantic region director, and chairwoman of the women’s caucus for the organization. She hails from Chester, Va. She earned a BA from the University of Virginia and an MPA from George Mason University. She lives in Arlington with her husband, Clay.
Photos by Rob Roberts
Amanda McCoy, of Cary, N.C., was named Miss Black USA 2013 at a ceremony held Aug. 12 at the University of the District of Columbia. She is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, studying communication studies.
Donnie McClurkin Continued from A1
perform. Marus said the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and McClurkin’s management “reached a mutual agreement that it would not be good for McClurkin to perform at the event.” “We did not want McClurkin’s controversial comments to distract from the event,” said Marus. He said the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities informed McClurkin’s management about Gray’s request “long before” the event was to occur. McClurkin, however, contradicted that. In a video posted on WJLA-TV, McClurkin said he became aware that he was uninvited the day before the event while at the airport waiting to board a flight to Washington, D.C. “I was asked not to attend, although I’m considered the headliner,” said McClurkin in the video. “It’s discrimination. It’s intolerance and it is depriving someone of their civil rights.” Some Washington-area Black church leaders denounced the mayor’s decision. Some said they considered it an attack on the Black church. Rev. Patrick J. Walker, president of the Baptist Convention of D.C. and Vicinity and pastor of New Macedonia Baptist Church, said Gray owes McClurkin and the residents of the District a public apology. He said McClurkin was coming to sing, not to give a speech, and he should be judged by his music and not on his personal opinion on issues. “It’s almost as though if you don’t agree with this issue [of homosexuality] you have no right to speak or be in the public
square in D.C.,” said Walker. Walker said artists should not be “snubbed” because of their political views. He said ousting McClurkin is the latest incident by the mayor to alienate Black churchgoers. “The mayor has unfortunately been at odds with members of the African American church for some time now,” said Walker. “This is just another clear and blatant disregard for our gospel, especially for our music.” While the D.C. Baptist Convention has declined to publically comment on the situation, the organization’s president, the Rev. Kendrick E. Curry, pastor of Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church in Southeast Washington, called McClurkin’s removal from the concert lineup a “tragedy.” Curry said McClurkin was singled out not because of his –Donnie McClurkin music, but because of politics. He said Gray’s action and the reaction demonstrate the increasing tension between the church and government. “I was appalled to hear the mayor would remove Donnie McClurkin,” said Curry. “The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington is supposed to be about peace and justice.” According to the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, McClurkin will still be paid $10,000, even though he did not perform, because the District is bound by the contract it signed with him. The contract, inked just days before the performance, included air travel, a performance fee, hotel accommodations and per diem, officials said. Walker said tax payers will foot the bill for Gray’s action. “The city breached a contract and look at who pays for it,” said Walker.
“I was asked not to attend, although I’m considered the headliner. It’s discrimination. It’s intolerance and it is depriving someone of their civil rights.”
JoceLien Whitehead, 14, of Trenton, N.C., was named Miss Talented Teen2013 at a pageant Aug. 11 at the Sheraton Pentagon City.
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The Afro-American, August 17, 2013 - August 23, 2013
Many Events Planned for March on Washington By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In addition to the long-planned March on Washington scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24, the White House has announced that President Obama will speak at a commemorative service at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice. “National Action to Realize the Dream March” on Aug. 24 will be cochaired by Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King, III. According the list of speakers announced thus far, it will be held in the spirit of the original march. On the other hand, the King Center in Atlanta, headed Bernice King, is more commemorative. It is celebrating Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by asking communities to organize “Let Freedom Ring” bell-ringing events on Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to observe the exact time Dr. King delivered his historic address. The Let Freedom Ring” commemoration and call to action” will be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on August 28. The program begins with an interfaith service from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, followed by the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. President Obama is scheduled to speak at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Ironically, Obama accepted his party’s nomination on 45th anniversary of the march on Aug. 28, 2008 in Denver. In his acceptance speech, he made reference to Dr. King but did not call him by name, preferring to refer to him as “a young preacher from Georgia.” Obama’s second inauguration in January of
this year fell on the day of national observance of Dr. King’s birthday, but Obama referred to “a King,” but again did not mention MLK by name. On Aug. 28, he gets a third time to be more specific. Throughout most of his presidency, Obama has been reluctant to address the issue of race. But that apparently changed with the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and the subsequent acquittal of George Zimmerman on second-degree murder charges. The Aug. 28 platform will provide him another opportunity to address race. With one member of the King family – Martin III – helping lead the Saturday march and another – Bernice – the driving force behind the March 28 event at the Lincoln Memorial, some supporters are worried that holding two separate marches might reduce attendance at each event, sending the wrong message about Blacks’ determination to fight regressive actions and court decision. Trying to put the best face on the situation, organizers argue that because the Obama announcement came so late, it will not interfere with the Aug. 24 march because those planning to attend have already solidified their transportation and hotel plans. Both the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Bayard Rustin Institute are holding their annual conventions in Washington that week. Obama’s speech will culminate a week of activities centered around the original march. Among the events planned:
Praise and Worship Service for 50th Anniversary Celebration 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Mt. Airy Baptist Church 1100 North Capitol Street, NW
Call to Action on Voting Rights: BE OUR EYES AND EARS
THIS SUMMER, THE SUPREME COURT STRUCK A HUGE BLOW TO THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT. Now, it’s easier for states to pass voter suppression laws.
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Washington, DC 20002 Hosted by the National African American Clergy Network OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Celebrating the Legacy of Women in the Movement Women in the Movement: Past, Present & Future Intergenerational Roundtable 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Venue TBD Washington, D.C. Hosted by NCBCP Black Women’s Roundtable, National Council of Negro Women, National Action Network in partnership w/The King Center, Planned Parenthood Invitation Only
Washington, D.C. Hosted by National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, NAACP, NEA, Generational Alliance, NAN Youth Move in partnership w/The Praxis Project, NUL Young Professionals, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., BK Nation, 100 Black Men of America, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. To register go to www.ncbcp.org National Town Hall Meeting on Poverty & Economic Empowerment Moving Together, Moving Forward: Jobs and Freedom 57th Annual SCLC International Convention Race & Poverty Panel 2:00 pm -4:00 pm Voting Rights Panel 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC
Al Sharpton was key organizer of upcoming Aug. 24 March on Washington. Celebrating the Legacy of Youth in the Movement Protect Our Voting Rights & Social Justice Youth Organizing Training 10th Annual Black Youth Vote! National Civic Leadership Training Conference Highlights: Unity Breakfast, Tribute to Jamal Rose, Gathering of Black Men “I Am Trayvon” Dialogue, Sister Circles, Issue Organizing Breakouts, Regional/State-Based Organizing Strategy Sessions 9:00 am – 9:00 pm National Education Association 1201 16th Street, NW Washington, D.C. Hosted by National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, NAACP, NEA, Generational Alliance, NAN Youth Move, The Praxis Project, NUL Young Professionals, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., BK Nation, 100 Black Men of America, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. “Covering Civil Rights: On the Front Lines” 7 p.m. Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. The Newseum, in partnership with the National Council of Negro Women, will host a free evening program that will include a special appearance by Elder Bernice King, chief executive officer of The King Center and daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Rev. King will receive the NCNW’s 2013 Leadership Award. Moderated by Sirius XM radio host, Joe Madison, the event will also feature a discussion with journalist and author of Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement, Simeon Booker, who was on the front lines of covering the civil rights story. The program is free and open to the public, but seats are limited and must be reserved at CoveringCivilRights.eventbrite.com.
Redeem the Dream National Summit & Reception 8:00 am – 2:00 pm National Building Museum 401 F Street NW Washington, DC Hosted by National Urban League OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Celebrating the Legacy of Youth in the Movement Protect Our Voting Rights & Social Justice Youth Organizing Training 10th Annual Black Youth Vote! National Civic Leadership Training Conference 8:00 am – 6:00 pm National Education Association 1201 16th Street, NW
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Hosted by Southern Christian Leadership Conference, SCLC Poverty Institute, Rainbow PUSH
50th Anniversary March on Washington National Action to Realize the Dream March and Rally for “Jobs, Justice & Freedom.” 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Lincoln Memorial Washington, D.C. National Conveners: Martin Luther King, III and Al Sharpton, National Action Network Co-Convened by: National Conveners: National Action Network AFSCME, AFT, AFL-CIO, APRI, HRC, LCCR, NAACP, NBJC, SCLC, SEIU, NCBW, NOW, NUL, NCNW, NCBCP, The King Center, National African American Clergy Network and CWBI. Among the speakers are Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King, III, Charles Steele, Jr. the families of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till; and Congressman John Lewis. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SCLC Worship Service 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Howard University Washington D. C. Convention Center Hosted by SCLC OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Legacy & Leadership Gala Time: TBD Capital Hilton 1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC To register go to: www.sclc.org Hosted by Southern Christian Leadership Conference
9-12th Grade Educational Initiative Time and Location: To be Announced Will be Accessible via Online Streaming Hosted by the King Center, Operation Hope and the NCNW in partnership with Discovery Education To register go to: www.thekingcenter.org Global Freedom Festival 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm 10:00 am – 6:00 pm The National Mall 7th & 14th Street, NW Washington, Dc Hosted by: National Park Service, with the King Center OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
August 17, 2013 - August 23, 2013, The Afro-American
We Are the New Civil Rights Generation On Aug. 6 of each year, patriotic Americans of good conscience celebrate that historic day in 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson’s signature made the Voting Rights Act the law of the land. Joined by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ms. Rosa Parks and other civil rights leaders of that time, President Johnson declared that the Act was “a triumph for freedom as huge as any victory that Rep. Elijah has ever been won on any Cummings battlefield.” Most Americans would agree, whatever may be their race, creed or political philosophy. The legislation and its several congressional reauthorizations were bipartisan affirmations that we are one nation and self-governing people, whatever our differences and disputes may be. However, with all due respect to the slim, 5-4 Supreme Court majority in Shelby County v. Holder, their misreading of the Act, its history and the United States Constitution has severely wounded the legitimacy of our democratic process. In so doing, the Court thrust the issue of universal voting rights back into the forefront of our national political and legislative debates. To win back and protect our most basic freedom will require renewed commitment by the Congress, court challenges by the Justice Department, and an expanded national movement to assure that all citizens can comply with voter registration laws. The Congress must act swiftly and effectively to repair what the Supreme Court has injured, legislating the factual determinations needed to re-energize the Voting Rights Act’s preclearance requirement. The U.S. Department of Justice must closely examine the judicial record in recent voting rights cases to determine which states can and should be required by our federal courts to submit to preclearance status. Perhaps most important of all, Americans who believe in equal voting rights should now be doing all that we can to assure that no citizen is denied the right to register and vote. The Congress Considering the prospects for corrective congressional
action, I am cautiously optimistic. “In 2006, Democrats and Republicans came together to reauthorize the law, garnering overwhelming bipartisan support in a Republican-led Congress . . .,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has observed. “This year, we must follow in that same tradition, taking the court’s decision as our cue for further action to strengthen this legislation.” In light of the Republicans’ House majority, many Americans may doubt the willingness of this Congress to correct the Supreme Court’s error. Yet, I remain heartened by the declaration of Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and a key leader in our renewal of the Voting Rights Act in 1982 and 2006. “The Voting Rights Act is vital to America’s commitment to never again permit racial prejudices in the electoral process,” Sensenbrenner declared. “I am disappointed by the Court’s ruling, but my colleagues and I will work in a bipartisan fashion to update Section 4 to ensure Section 5 can be properly implemented to protect voting rights, especially for minorities.” I commend Sensenbrenner’s patriotic commitment and will continue to work with him and like-minded colleagues to fashion a solution, even while we candidly acknowledge that correcting the Court’s error in Shelby County will be a political challenge. Court Challenges We can anticipate that corrective action by the Congress may take some time. In the interim, it is important to note that other important safeguards in the Voting Rights Act remain in full force and effect. To their credit, President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder are fulfilling their pledge to aggressively protect the voting rights of all Americans. Although showing intentional discrimination under Section 3 of the Voting Rights Act is more difficult legally, it has the advantage of applying to discriminatory intent in any state’s election laws. Attorney General Holder already has initiated Section 3 “bail in” litigation against the state of Texas. Federal lawsuits against other states (like North Carolina, Alabama, Virginia and Pennsylvania) may soon follow.
If a federal court finds that such discrimination in voting laws has occurred, the court can require continued preclearance of that state’s election laws for whatever period the court considers appropriate. In the case against Texas, the Attorney General has asked the court to apply Section 3 preclearance requirements to Texas actions since May 2011 and for a subsequent period of at least 10 years. Voter Registration History informs us, however, that no one remains free unless he or she is prepared to work for that freedom. Unlike Maryland, where our governor and Legislature have made it more convenient to register and vote (http://elections.state. md.us), voter ID laws are now the law in many other states, making it more difficult for our elderly and young to register and vote. Until the courts take corrective action in these states, massive voter registration efforts are the civil rights marches of our time. Every American has an important role to play. We are the civil rights generation of this 21st Century. Our children and generations yet unborn depend upon us to protect them – and we must not fail. Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s Seventh Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.
Why We Need to March on Washington...Again Remember the March on Washington? August 28, 1963. Tens of thousands of activists on the National Mall. A preacher’s son from Atlanta talking about his dream for the country. We don’t need a history lesson. Even if we weren’t at the March itself – even for those like me, who were not yet born – Dr. King’s words are etched into our minds as deeply as they are inscribed Benjamin Jealous in stone at the base of his memorial. The preacher’s son has taken his rightful place in the pantheon of national heroes. We don’t need to watch a rerun of that fateful day. We need
a sequel. On Saturday, August 24th, the NAACP is co-hosting a sequel to the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice: the 2013 March on Washington. The march begins at 8:00 am, at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Join us. If this year has shown us anything, it’s that the work of the 1963 march is not yet finished. Texas and South Carolina are sprinting forward with voter ID after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act. African American unemployment has flat lined. Our children are gunned down each and every day in senseless acts of violence. Trayvon Martin lies in the ground after one such senseless act. At the same time, our culture of civic engagement is experiencing a renaissance. In the past month, hundreds of cities held vigils and rallies to protest the Zimmerman verdict. The nation is having a serious conversation about racial profiling for the first time since 9/11. In North Carolina, Moral Mondays has grown larger with each passing week. We have the numbers, and we have the capacity for
Jackie Jackson: A Mother’s Love On Aug. 14, Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. was scheduled to be sentenced to prison in connection with using campaign funds for personal use. Dozens of letters were sent to the judge on his behalf, but none more touching than the one written by his mother, dated May 28. She began by noting, “I am Jacqueline Jackson, the mother of five children, one of whom I am writing about, my son Jesse Jackson, Jr.” George E. Curry Her letter shed light not only on her son’s problems growing up in his famous father’s shadow, but provided a peek into the family’s early struggles. “…My husband was granted a Rockefeller Scholarship to attend Chicago Theological Seminary. With a family of almost three in 1964, we arrived at McGifford House on Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago. By the time my son was born, my husband was attending school and organizing the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (K.O.C.O) and was its first Executive Director (an unsalaried position),” Mrs. Jackson wrote. “Because of the success of this organization, and based on the recommendation of Rev. James Bevel,
my husband was hired to work for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for $75. If my memory serves me correctly, that was his weekly salary. To sustain our family, we were given food baskets by our Pastor, Rev. Clay Evans and the members of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, where my son Jesse Jr. chose later to be baptized. I learned to provide the other necessities by frequenting resale shops, lawn sales, learning to preserve and can foods, and sewing and mending things that did not fit. But most of all, I learned to express my appreciation and gratitude for the kindness of others.” Just as her family struggled in the early stages, so did Jesse, Jr., Mrs. Jackson wrote. “I recall how disappointed Jesse Jr. was when he discovered he could not enter high school without repeating the 9th grade. My husband finally convinced him to accept this as his challenge. Rev. Jackson said, ‘Sometimes you must go down to come up’ and Jesse Jr. prevailed. He completed his undergraduate studies in three years, received a Juris Doctor degree and received his Master’s degree in Theology. His passion for the word of God led me to believe and hope he would find his niche in Theology. However, he chose public service, the United States Congress, and we are proud of his choice and the good he accomplished during his 17 years of perfect attendance and sterling voting record.” She recalled when Jesse Jr.’s illness was made painfully clear to her. “I received a call from my daughter Santita, who requested
motivation. The question is whether we will allow ourselves to be motivated. So join us – NAACP, National Action Network, Realizing the Dream and others – on the National Mall on August 24th. If you live within two hours of Washington, DC, hop in a car or on a bus – or even better, organize a bus. If you live farther away, you are still encouraged to come and be a part of history. The 2013 March on Washington will be a people’s movement. It will not be fueled by cash – it will only be energized by your decision to participate. We need you there to help us gain a critical mass of voices, and prove once again that organized people can beat organized money any time. On this fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, we should celebrate our history, but it’s more important that we never stop making history. Meet us at the Lincoln Memorial. Join us on August 24th. Ben Jealous is the president and chief executive officer of the NAACP.
that I check on Jesse Jr. because she was concerned for him,” Mrs. Jackson recounted. “Sometime during the last weeks of June 2012. I did as she requested, and found my son grossly underweight and in poor health. He asked that I take him to the office because he had an upcoming vote. When I took him to his Capitol Hill office to prepare for the vote, the office was in total disarray, which was most unusual for my son. A security guard approached me and said, ‘Please take care of Jesse. Last week he collapsed on the floor of the House and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.’ My heart sank. No one had shared with me my son’s condition. I called my husband. We told our son to ‘come with us. We are going to get help for you.’ He did not offer any resistance which made us know his condition was dire. Everything that has happened since that day is public record. My son is much better now.” She closed her letter with this paragraph: “My mother says, ‘there is always some good in all things.’ There was a transforming moment during the horrific trial experience. As my son Jesse Jr. faced the judge, he turned around to look for his father’s support just as he did when he had to repeat the 9th grade. His lips shaped the words, ‘I love you and I am so sorry.’ I shall never forget that moment because my heart leapt. I then realized the joy and love that sustains all mothers. I love my son. May God guide your decision.” George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA.)
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Pageant contestants Edgar Brookins surrounded by the pageant contestants
Photos by Rob Roberts Karen Arrington and Yvette Johnson
Former pageant contestant giving encouraging remarks to 2013 contestants
The 2013 Miss Black USA (MBUSA) Scholarship Pageant competition formally kicked off with a Red Dress reception on Aug 7 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va. as scores of contestants vie to become next Miss Black USA.
Representatives from the Heart Truth Campaign of the National Institute of Health (NIH) were in attendance as a partner (with MBUSA) for the reception and to promote Heart Disease Awareness.
Pageant producer Anthony Vann, Yvette Johnson and Miss Black Alabama 2008 Andretta Rhone
Cara Crosby, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH and Monique Ndenecho, The Heart Truth Campaign, NIH
Pageant organizers with the 2013 contestants
Miss Black Oklahoma, Danelle Payne; Nneka Igbokwe and Lisa Matthews, PhD
The Silver Fox Yvette Johnson with Miss Black Georgia USA Jordan Riles
Monica Valdiviez-Wiley, Edgar Brookins and Lisa Mathews, PhD
Yvette Johnson and contestants
Miss Black Louisiana USA, Chante Rice; Nakia Nelson, Louisiana State Director and Talented Teen Sarette Wilson
Photos by Rob Roberts
The Brookins Family: Edgar Brookins; Linda Brookins; Dexter Brookins, the Promotee; Ciera Brookins and Javier Brookins
Yvonne Thomas Jackson, a careerist in the Senior Executive Service of the Federal Government congratulates Dexter
Pamela Alexander, USAF; Karen Chisolm, USAF; Lt. Col. Priscilla Smalls and Faye Hyslop, BET Networks
Flavius Galiber (cousin); Linda Brookins; Dexter Brookins, Linord Moudou , The Voice of America; Gloria Sawyers, Government Contractor and Edgar Brookins
The Reaffirmation of the Oath of Office being administered by Col. Matt Coleman
Dexter’s son, Javier, helps his Dad don his headgear with the new rank insignia
Lt. Gen. (Ret) William Ward and wife Joyce during the singing of the National Anthem; in the foreground, Lt. Col. (Ret) Alvin Phillips and Col. Tia Johnson
Brookins’ family members, some of whom travelled from Wisconsin to attend the ceremony
Dexter’s mother and father, Linda and Edgar, place the Lt. Col. shoulder boards on his uniform
Cutting the cake
Dexter’s first cousin, Flavius Galiber, congratulates him
Col. (Ret) Dorene Hurt, Maj. Gen. (Ret) George Alexander, M.D., Gabriele Tyler, Joyce Ward, Lt. Gen. (Ret) Julius Becton, Brig. Gen. Henry Huntley, Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd and Lt. Gen. (Ret) William Ward
Brig. Gen. Henry L. Huntley, director of human resources policy for the U.S. Army, conducted a ceremony in honor of Dexter M. Brookins’ promotion to lieutenant colonel Aug. 10 at the Women in Military Service to America Memorial in Arlington, Va. Before family, friends and a host of other guests, the Army Promotion Orders were read and shoulder boards for the rank of lieutenant colonel were placed on the epaulettes of Brookins’ shirt and service dress uniform by his parents, Edgar and Linda Brookins. The military Brig. Gen. ceremony Huntley presents included: the the official arrival of the official party, promotion orders to Lt. Col. the singing of the “Star Brookins Spangled Banner,” the reading of the promotion orders, a reaffirmation of the oath of office and the singing of the “Army Goes Rolling Along,” the Army Song. Special guests included retired Lt. Gens. Julius Becton and William Ward, along with retired Maj. Gens. Dorian Anderson, George Alexander and John Hawkins. A receiving line and reception followed the ceremony.
Maj. John Ransom and wife, childhood friends of Dexter
Lt. Col C. Wayne Brittian (chaplain) and Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd gave the invocation and Renee Allen sang the National Anthem
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BUSINESS Success Maryland Native Determined to be a Winner By Blair Adams AFRO Staff Writer Wandering the streets of Baltimore, going from foster home to foster home, always on the run, one native Baltimorean somehow survived street life, all because he was determent to be a winner. With several run-ins with the law, Donald Dowridge, 51 discovered how he would turn his life around, breaking through barriers that would halt others in their tracks. “As a child my life was split between happiness and torture,” Dowridge told the AFRO. “My dad was incarcerated and my mom couldn’t raise three children on her own.” Dowridge said his journey towards success has been less than picture perfect. He told the AFRO he was sexually abused and tortured for most of his childhood, while in foster care. “At a young age, I was using drugs and drinking excessively,” he said. “I was incarcerated at 13-years-old in a Baltimore City jail.” In his new book, The Power of Being a Winner, Dowridge said he turned to writing because “it turned out to be a relief factor as far as releasing information that can and will help those who are seeking to improve their life.” At age 17, Dowridge moved to Tampa, Fla. with only the clothes on his back, trying to put his troubled youth in Baltimore behind him. While there he stayed with his father, and attended Hillsborough High School. But he spent “only a short time” there, he said, because he threatened the life of the school’s dean. Dowridge then turned to the streets, selling drugs to keep money in his pockets. It wasn’t until the age of 21, when he decided to turn his life around, obtained his high school diploma and then enlisted in the U.S. Army, a career he said he “only left due to a frostbite injury” he suffered while stationed in Germany. It was time to return to Florida. “Tampa was my solid ground,” he said. After his discharge from the Army, he said he spent 11 years at the U.S. Post Office in Tampa, where he was the first African American to manage an optical character reader and barcode character sorter section at the mail handling facility in Tampa.
After developing a drug habit at age 14, when he says he “started smoking marijuana due to his father’s persuasion.” He continued to sell--and use--drugs as he grew into adulthood. After hitting rock bottom financially and emotionally at age 31, he said he felt his life was “going nowhere fast” and wanted “to be somebody” before dying. He said he stopped smoking drugs and was determined to win and be somebody. “I realized that I was going nowhere and started making the transformation to turn my life around,” he said. Dowridge joined Bible Base Fellowship Church in Tampa in 1990, where he said he made the “connection to God to help him become something greater than myself.” At Bible Base, he found himself and became a motivational speaker in less than two years. His success in delivering upbeat lectures inspired him to write motivational literature. “The point of the book is that people will use it as a means to assist them, to do away with their fears and to take on their desires to help them accomplish what they want,” said Dowridge. Dowridge said joining the church set boundaries for how he should live his life. He said he was doing what God expected out of him. He said, while overseas in the military, he took a course in sociology because he wanted to learn more about himself. He wanted know what made him tick, I started learning about what makes him act the way he does to try to break the cycles he saw in his family. “I am blessed to have learned along the way an abundance about myself. How to stand strong in the storms that surely have been a part of my life.” “To understand the feelings of another and be able to extend a helping hand, to be a provider and be sincere with my heart,” Dowridge said about turning his life around. “To be thankful to God for all he has allowed me to experience since transforming my life.” Dowridge said, “The Power of Being a Winner’s been an uplifting force in my journey and will be life changing.”
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August 17, 2013 - August 23, 2013, The Afro-American
Otakon’s 20th Anniversary
Event Draws More Than 40,000 to Inner Harbor By Zachary Lester AFRO Staff Writer
the protagonist of “Fullmetal Alchemist,” and the character Broly in the “Dragonball Z” films. Another special panelist was voice actor and script writer Todd Haberkorn, who is best known for his protagonist roles as Death the Kid in “Soul Eater,” Allen Walker in “D.Gray-man,” and Natsu Dragneel in “Fairy Tail.” One of the few female panelists this
Madeline Porter, 23, of Wilmington, Del., a grad student at Delaware State, strikes a sexy pose as a Gothic Lolita.
A group of cosplayers pose for pictures.
“I’m so hot!” said Tanita Waverly, 18, of D.C., who dressed in a long white gown and thigh-high boots. She stood outside the convention center Aug. 10 as one friend fanned her and another held a bottle of cold water behind her neck. “I have sweat just dripping down my back, but I’m not taking it off. It took two hours to put it on. I just have to suffer!” There were so many activities at Otakon that the Baltimore Convention Center, which has hosted the festivities since 1999, couldn’t hold them all. Several events were held in other nearby venues. Otakon officials announced Aug. 11 that beginning in 2017, the convention will move to Washington, D.C. “I really enjoyed my experience,” said Amber Barnes, 19, of Hyattsville. “The events I went to were amazing and I really loved seeing all of the cosplayers, especially those who acted like their characters. I can’t wait to go back next year!”
Madeline Porter is a selfconfessed nerd and while being a nerd has at times left her feeling like an outsider, that was not the case recently when she was among more than 40,000 nerds at the Baltimore Convention Center for Otakon 2013, the 20th annual celebration of Far East Asian popular culture. For three days, Aug. 9 to 11, participants celebrated anime, Japanese cartoons; manga, Japanese comic books; movies, music and more. “I can say it’s a bit overwhelming,” said Porter, 23, a graduate student from Howard Community College students Wilmington, Del. “I had no Nicole Solem, 21, of Elkridge, and Ashley idea this many people were Owens, 21, of Laurel, are hot as The into it. There are thousands of Demon Sisters. us here. It’s nice to come to a place where there are 19, Gabriel Hicks, 20, and so many people who are Amber Matthew, 19, who met into the same things you at Harrisburg University of are into.” Science and Technology in Otakon—a Harrisburg, Pa., showed off portmanteau for the their homemade costumes. words otaku (people Capitello, of York, who are super fans Pa., dressed as Envy, a of Japanese anime homunculus, or artificial and manga) and human being and one of convention—draws the main antagonists of the fans from around the “Fullmetal Alchemist” anime world. At the Baltimore series. She said she paid Convention Center, $12 for black fabric for her there was an anime sleeveless midriff top and music video contest, skirt, which she wore with a screenings of anime and homemade black headdress movies, fan parodies, depicting Envy’s signature Japanese culture and headband and hair. tradition workshops, Hicks, of Harrisburg, Pa., concerts and night time Cosplayer buddies Alexis who dressed as Kaname Tosen dance parties. Dealers Capitello, 19, of York, Pa.; from the “Bleach” series, came from all over Gabriel Hicks, 20, of Harrisburg, wore an outfit that was based the world to sell their Pa.; and Amber Matthew, 19, around a black pinstriped wares, including replica of Baltimore, show off their three-piece suit he paid $15 swords, kimonos, video homemade costumes. for on the Internet. He wore a games, clothing, action long orange braided scarf and figures and costumes. his locks pulled back with a Though there are few year was Cristina Vee, who Black characters in manga portrays Mio Akiyama and anime, African Americans in “K-On!,” Alisa have embraced the culture. Bosconovitch from Organizers said the crowd the “Tekken” video of participants grows more game series and Louise diverse each year. Valliere from “The “I was surprised that there Familiar of Zero.” are so many Black people And while some here,” said Porter, who said of the enthusiasts she didn’t realize she was showed up in jeans watching Japanese television and t-shirts, most when she tuned into “Sailor donned some sort of Jannette Witmeyer Moon” and other anime costumes to participate Jasmine, 23, of Baltimore, programs on the Cartoon in “cosplay,” where a student at City College of Network. “But everybody is otaku dress up as the Baltimore County, catches eyes as getting along. Everybody is anime or comic book Neytiri from the film “Avatar.” really welcoming.” character of their The popular events were choice. the Q&A panels, where the “I paid $500, by piece of white gauze that had fans had the opportunity to the time you add up all the served as a blindfold “until it meet their favorite anime pieces of my costume,” said got too hot.” voice actors and ask questions D. R. Richardson, 20, of “My mom also helped,” about their craft, take pictures Philadelphia, of his black suit Hicks said. “She’s really and purple and yellow vest and get autographs. This and blonde wig. “Some of my creative and she likes doing year’s special guest panelists this stuff.” friends made theirs, but I’m included voice actor Vic Matthew, of Baltimore, Mignogna, who is best known not that creative.” dressed as The Eleventh Friends Alexis Capitello, for his work as Edward Elric,
Doctor from “Doctor Who.” She paid $30 on eBay for parts for her outfit: a tan blazer, black shorts, striped stockings and boots, a red bowtie and a fez cap she made from red felt and a Styrofoam cup. “Nothing beats the homemade cosplay,” said Christopher Daniels, 22, of Hanover, Pa., “Sometimes you can take just one look at someone’s costume and see all the creativity and hard work they put into it and those are always the ones that are the most memorable.” Like Hicks, many of the cosplayers found the 80-plus temperatures challenging under the weight of complex costumes, but most braved the heat to stay in costume.
Sydney Dunn and Shaleah Sanders, both 19 and of Waldorf, Aka Rin Kagami and Aphrodite, respectively, check out souvenirs during a lunch break.
Also see 1963: Civil Rights at 50, highlighting news coverage of key civil rights events from 1963.
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ARTS & CULTURE
Forest is on Fire!
KW: That hard work paid off. I cried about a half-dozen times during the film. FW: It’s very moving because it deals with so many primal issues: loss, degradation, even joy. Lee painted a picture that allows you to get in touch with many different emotions.
“The Butler” Interview with Kam Williams
Forest Whitaker is a distinguished artist and humanist. He is the founder of PeaceEarth Foundation, co-founder and chair of the International Institute for Peace, and is the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation. A versatile talent, Forest is one of Hollywood’s most accomplished performers, receiving such prestigious honors as a Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in The Last King of Scotland, as well as a Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for Bird. He has dedicated himself to seeking ways of using the film medium as a means of raising peoples’ consciousness. He produced the award-winning documentary Kassim the Dream, which tells the touching story of a Ugandan child soldier turned world champion boxer; Rising from Ashes, which profiles Rwandan genocide survivors’ attempt to qualify for the Olympics riding wooden bicycles; Serving Life, which focuses on hospice care for prisoners at Louisiana’s Angola Prison; and the Peabody Award-winning Brick City, which offers an unvarnished peek at inner-city life in Newark, N.J. Here, he talks about his latest outing as the title character in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, a decades-spanning sage chronicling the life and career of an African-American who served eight presidents in the White House. KW: What interested you in The Butler? FW: It’s an amazing story. And the script was beautiful in the way it followed this man who served eight presidents and portrayed his love for his family, as well as the love between him and his son. So, I saw it as offering a great challenge and opportunity. And I thought that Lee [director Lee Daniels] would do a wonderful job with the script as a filmmaker, so that was an attraction as well. And I had wanted to work with Oprah, so all of that came together to afford me this tremendous opportunity. KW: Did the film’s father-son relationship resonate with you when you reflected upon your relationship with your own dad? FW: Yes, it’s hard to always understand and appreciate your
KW: What was it like acting opposite Oprah? FW: Oprah just really committed completely to the movie. She was startling, at times, in how deeply she was into the authenticity of the scenes. For instance, there was a big emotional moment that wasn’t shown completely in the film where she screamed and fell to the ground, letting out a piercing wail that went through my bones. It had me trying to figure out how to comfort her, because it’s hard to find the proper emotion to respond to pain that overwhelms. KW: Thanks again for the time, Forest, and best of luck with The Butler, and I hope to talk to you about your upcoming independent project. FW: Sure, Kam, and thanks again for supporting Rising from Ashes.
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father when you’re coming up, especially since my dad had three jobs when we moved to L.A. So, he was always working. Plus, coming from the South, from Texas, he had a certain way of disciplining that made it hard for me to appreciate, at the time. In some ways it did parallel the journey of ultimate appreciation that we see in the movie of me towards my son and my son towards me. KW: How did you prepare for the role of Cecil Gaines? FW: I trained with a butler coach for quite some time. And I worked on how I could communicate my thoughts more clearly without words. I wanted to fill myself up enough so that you would be able to feel my thoughts, even in scenes where I would say nothing.
A Speech for the Ages: ‘…I have a dream…’ The Speech • The Story behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream By Gary Younge Book Review By Kam Williams Special to the AFRO
“A great speech is both timely and timeless. First and foremost, it must touch and move its immediate audience… But it must also simultaneously reach over the heads of the assembled to posterity. The ‘I Have a Dream’ speech qualified on both counts. It was delivered in a year that started with Alabama Governor George Wallace, standing on the steps of the state capitol, declaring ‘Segregation now! Segregation tomorrow! Segregation forever!’ The speech starts, both literally and metaphorically, in the shadow of Lincoln, ends with a quote from a Negro spiritual, and in between quotes the song ‘America the Beautiful’ while evoking ‘a dream rooted in the American dream’ and drawing references from the bible and Constitution… Fifty years later, the speech endures as a defining moment in the Civil Rights Movement… This gripping book unearths the fascinating chronicle behind ‘The speech’ and the revealing events surrounding The March on Washington.” – Excerpted from Introduction On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, an unapologetically poetic appeal for the elusive equal rights long denied African-Americans. Unfortunately, over the years, the late martyr’s historic address has all but been reduced to his wish that “my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” A half-century later we find that “content of character” phrase being appropriated, quoted out of context and willfully misrepresented by arch-conservatives from Glenn Beck to Herman Cain in service of a right-wing agenda. For this
reason, it is rather refreshing to find an opus like this being published on the 50th anniversary to remind us of the true meaning of Dr. King’s moving remarks. The author of the book is Gary Younge, a Black roadcaster and columnist based in Chicago. Here, the British-born, award-winning journalist does a masterful job of not only dissecting Dr. King’s words, but of filling in much of the back story to the events leading up to his taking the podium. We learn that “I Have a Dream” was not the planned focus of the speech, in fact, that divinely-inspired, emotional crescendo was substantially improvised on the spot as an afterthought. King’s intended theme merely revolved around an earnest explanation that blacks had descended on the District of Columbia “to cash a promissory note for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” For, while preparing his speech on the eve of the march, King had been advised by a colleague to cut out the lines about his having a dream. “It’s trite… It’s cliché,” Reverend Wyatt Tee Walker warned. But, the next day on the National Mall, as Dr. King came close to finishing reading from his prepared text, gospel great Mahalia Jackson started prompting him to go off script. “Tell them about the dream, Martin!” amazon.com she shouted repeatedly, referring to a familiar refrain she’d heard her dear friend eloquently riff about in sermons several times before. Fortunately, Martin did indeed heed Mahalia, and began waxing romantic about his prophetic vision. “Aw, sh*t, he’s using the dream,” Reverend Walker moaned. Yet, as Coretta Scott King would recall, “At that moment, it seemed as if the Kingdom of God appeared.” And the rest, as they say, is history.
Steve Harvey Hosts 2013 Neighborhood Awards T.V. talk show host and syndicated radio personality Steve Harvey hosted the 11th annual Neighborhood Awards Aug. 10. The event, which was held at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, honors community members across the country for doing great deeds and delivering outstanding service. Below is a list of D.C. area people and businesses that were feted. Best Community Leader Stan Richards, Washington D.C. Best Soul Food Carolina Kitchen Bar and Grill, Hyattsville, Md.
Best School Teacher Albert T. Lewis of Walker Mill Middle School, Capitol Heights, Md. Best Church First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Upper Marlboro, Md.
‘Daughter of the Struggle’
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Ayanna Gregory, daughter of comedian Dick Gregory, performed her one woman show, Daughter of the Struggle at MetroStage in Alexandria, Va. on Aug. 1. The production is an autographical performance on Gregory’s life as a child during the Civil Rights Movement.
August 17, 2013 - August 23, 2013, The Afro-American
AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff
Rushing RGIII – If Griffin Isn’t Ready, Could Redskins Skate Through 2013 with Cousins at QB? By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk The Washington Redskins will only go as far as second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III takes them, many believe. But is that belief mistaken, a myth brought on by Griffin’s lofty draft status? Backup Kirk Cousins has a firm hold on the second-string job, giving the Redskins two sophomore signal callers who can get the job done. So, is it worth rushing Griffin back from a knee injury suffered last season? Are ticket sales or jersey sales a consideration? Or does the team truly believe that it’s championship or bust this season for the Burgundy and Gold? Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sports Desk decipher what Washington should do with their fan favorite. Riley: I try not to let the preseason cloud things, but Cousins was impressive in the ‘Skins debut Aug. 8 against the Tennessee Titans, and he was effective in limited time
last season. Cousins is becoming a coveted quarterback, so rather than rushing Griffin back from an ACL injury that he suffered less than 10 months ago, why not let Cousins run the ship until RGIII is truly healthy?
might lose Cousins to another team, but at least RGIII will be fully healthy going forward.
Green: Washington is in a tough position, but the fan base and season ride on Griffin’s coattails, so Washington has no choice in the matter. You don’t want to rush him back, but look at the team before he got there; it’s hard for fans or even critics to picture the team without Griffin at the helm. Even a 75-percent healthy Griffin gives Washington the big play threat they need at quarterback. Riley: How true is that, really? Besides the track meet that RGIII put on last season, how impressive of a pocket passer was he last year?
Green: Cousins is a backup for a reason. His only role is to be ready in case Griffin goes down again. But the good thing is that Griffin is looking very healthy right now. He’s sprinting full speed and has been planting and cutting without knee Courtesy Photo issues. Cousins won’t be needed, barring His legs helped open passing lanes, any major setbacks. As long as he so how will defenses play him this keeps this up, it’s an easy choice year if he’s fresh off the injury and to play RGIII. Sure, Cousins is teams are forcing him to stay in the a decent quarterback and, unlike pocket and read their coverage? Griffin’s true threat is his mobility— others suggest, I don’t think the team should trade him. Good backup without that, who is he? If Griffin quarterbacks are priceless when gets hurt again and allows Cousins your starting quarterback tends to to shine, then Washington will risk be injury-prone. Nonetheless, RGIII losing Cousins to free agency while looks healthy right now so play the they try to restore RGIII’s career. If quarterback that gives you the best they simply let Griffin take the full chance to win. year off and Cousins shines, you
Riley: But why rush him back when you have a healthy quarterback fully capable of winning games at the helm? We’re talking about a quarterback who just turned 23 years old and has already had multiple knee injuries in the last few years. RGIII has his whole career ahead of him, so why risk that possible 10-year stretch of stable quarterback play by pushing him back to the playoffs for a single season? Are the Redskins going to win the Super Bowl this year? We don’t know, but there’s a pretty strong chance they won’t, so why even take the chance? I could see if the team was loaded and returning multiple Pro Bowlers, but they’re not. The Redskins play in a stacked conference, with the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons all locked and loaded and ready for championship contention. Washington is still putting the pieces together for what they hope should be a stretch of playoff appearances, but that stretch won’t start if their trigger man is hobbled.
Serena Williams Wins Rogers Cup in Romp
The Associated Press Serena Williams insists it’s not as easy as it looks. The top-ranked woman breezed to her third Rogers Cup title Sunday with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea. This was her eighth WTA title of the year and the 54th of her career. She didn’t drop a set all week and lost only 22 games, almost half that total against third-seed Agnieszka Radwanska in a semifinal that proved her only real test in this U.S. Open tuneup. With the absence of topfive players Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka, and the early exit of Wimbledon champ Marion Bartoli, all because of injury, Williams faced few obstacles in her path to the title. “No tournament is ever easy, especially being in the position I am in,” she said. “The tournament starts and they expect you to win. And the tournament is like, ‘You’re going to be in the final and after your semifinal I want you to do this, and you have to do this and this press.’ Who knows if I’ll even make it to the semifinals? It’s a lot of pressure. It’s not easy.” Williams plays this week in Cincinnati and will be the defending champion at the U.S Open. Despite having lost only one match since March, a stunning early exit at Wimbledon, she says she can still improve. “For me it’s always about
Serena Williams poses for photographs after defeating Sorana Cirstea, of Romania, at the women’s singles championship at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto. constantly improving and never saying ‘I did great and I can be satisfied,’” she said. “I did great (today), but what can I do better? What can I improve on? That’s what I always strive for. When I get satisfied, and for a lot of players, the (playing) level goes down.” Cirstea was appearing in only her third WTA final and looking to build on her only title — in 2008 at Tashkent. This tournament proved a breakthrough. She ousted
two former No. 1 players (Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki) before defeating defending champion Petra Kvitova in the quarters and fourth-seeded Li Na in the semifinals. “For me it’s been a really positive week and I’m going to take everything that well to the next tournament,” she said. Cirstea was unsteady from the opening game, double-faulting the first point and again at 30-40 to give
Williams an early break. Williams broke again for 3-0 after Cirstea sent a backhand wide. That prompted a visit from her Australian coach, Darren Cahill. The pep talk appeared to work momentarily. Cirstea won four straight points to break back and held serve at 3-2. But Williams quickly removed any chance of an upset, winning two straight games and acing a winner to make it 6-2. “The start was not as bad as the scored showed,” Cirstea said. “The first three games I had really good chances so I could have been up threelove. Suddenly I found myself down three-love. I know the score seems quite tough but there were moments when I felt the match was closer than it seemed.” With shouts of “Sorana” and “Serena” volleying around the stadium, splashes
of Romania’s blue, yellow and red could be seen dotting the Rexall Centre stands on a warm, sunny afternoon. “I was surprised to see how many Romanians there were out there and how many flags I’ve seen,” she said. “It was an incredible atmosphere and it made me feel like home when they were screaming, supporting me and saying positive things. I’m looking forward to coming back here.” But Cirstea’s contingent had even less to cheer for in the second set. Williams used her trademark power strokes to keep Cirstea running and ripped an ace to hold serve at 2-0. Cirstea, her head hanging low, again called for Cahill. But it didn’t do much good. Williams eased through the final four games and wrapped up the match in just more than hour.
Williams earned $426,000 for the victory. Cirstea takes home $213,000, almost half her prize money so far this year. Cirstea became teary during the trophy presentation. “Usually I’m quite emotional,” she said. “Of course, I was disappointed because I wanted to play better, so it’s mixed feelings out there. I think even if I won today I would still be crying.” All three of Williams’ Rogers Cup titles have come in Toronto, the others in 2001 and 2011. She says she loves playing in this city because of the friends who come to see her play. Local hip-hop star Drake, also present for her 2011 win, cheered her from courtside. “We’re really good friends,” Williams said. “I was excited that he made it today.”
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James Larry Frazier Date of Publication: 918 Maryland Ave, NE August 9th, 2013 Washington, DC 20002 Name of newspaper: Attorney Washington NOTICE OF Law Reporter APPOINTMENT, The Afro-American NOTICE TO Newspaper CREDITORS Derrick E. Rutledge AND NOTICE TO Personal UNKNOWN HEIRS Representative C h a r l e s G . Ta n n e r, whose address is 1550 Swan Valley Court Law- TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Aug 06 renceville, GA 30043 was, appointed personal 8/9, 8/16, 8/23/13 representative of the estate of Carl J. Tanner, Superior Court of who died on July 1, 2013 the District of with a will and will serve District of Columbia without Court superviPROBATE DIVISION sion. All unknown heirs W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . and heirs whose 20001-2131 whereabouts are unAdministration No. known shall enter their 2013ADM745 appearance in this Irene V. Blake proceeding. Objections Decedent to such appointment (or W. 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PerCivil Division sons believed to be heirs Case No. 13-0005228 or legatees of the deIN RE: cedent who do not reKevin Gerod Graham ceive a copy of this notice Applicant by mail within 25 days of ORDER OF its first publication shall PUBLICATION so inform the Register of CHANGE OF NAME Kevin Gerod Graham having Wills, including name, filed an application for judgaddress and relationment changing the name ship. from Kevin Gerod Graham to Date of Publication: Kyana Maddison Monae Graham and having applied August 9th, 2013 to the court for an Order of Name of newspaper: Publication of the notice reAfro-American quired by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 31st day Newspaper of July 2013, hereby Washington ORDERED, that a copy of Law Reporter this Order be published once Anne Marie E. 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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM400 Sterling Jackson Decedent James C.Beadles, Esq. PO Box 6368 Silver Spring, MD 20916 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Nelson Johnson whose address is 651-33rd Street, Newport News, VA 23607 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Sterling Jackson, who died on July 24th, 2011 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 2, 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 February 2, 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: August 2, 2013 Name of newspaper: Daily Washington Law Reporter Washington Afro-American Nelson C. Johnson Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/2, 8/9, 8/16/13
20018 was appointed personal representative of the estate of James Lee Banks, who died on September 27th, 1993 without a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs TYPESET: Tue Aug 13 11:21:42 a n d h eEDT i r s 2013 whose LEGAL NOTICES whereabouts LEGAL NOTICES are unknown shall enter their appearance in this Superior Court of proceeding. Objections the District of to such appointment (or District of Columbia to the probate of dePROBATE DIVISION W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . cedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of 20001-2131 Wills, D.C., 515 5th Administration No. Street, N.W., 3rd Floor 2013ADM831 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Vernetta 20001, on or before FebBeatty Mathews ruary 16th, 2014. Claims Decedent against the decedent Arnettia S. Wright shall be presented to the 444 North Capitol undersigned with a copy Street, NW, Suite 605 to the Register of Wills or Washington, DC 20001 filed with the Register of Attorney Wills with a copy to the NOTICE OF undersigned, on or beAPPOINTMENT, fore February 16th, NOTICE TO 2014, or be forever CREDITORS barred. Persons believed AND NOTICE TO to be heirs or legatees of UNKNOWN HEIRS DeAngelo Beatty, whose the decedent who do not address is 1408 Shep- receive a copy of this noh e r d S t r e e t , N W , tice by mail within 25 Washington, DC, 20011 days of its first publicawas appointed personal tion shall so inform the representative of the Register of Wills, includestate of Vernetta Beatty ing name, address and Mathews, who died on relationship. March 12, 2013 with a Date of Publication: will and will serve without August 16th, 2013 Court supervision. All un- Name of newspaper: known heirs and heirs Daily Washington whose whereabouts are Law Reporter unknown shall enter their The Washington Afro American appearance in this Nathan A. Neal proceeding. Objections Attorney at Law to such appointment (or Personal to the probate of deRepresentative cedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of TRUE TEST COPY Wills, D.C., 515 5th OF WILLS Street, N.W., 3rd Floor REGISTER TYPESET: Tue 8/30/13 Aug 13 8/16, 8/23, Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before February 16th, 2014. Claims Superior Court of against the decedent the District of shall be presented to the District of Columbia undersigned with a copy PROBATE DIVISION to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001-2131 Wills with a copy to the Administration No. undersigned, on or be2013ADM802 fore February 16th, 2014 or be forever barred. Per- Eloise R. Smith sons believed to be heirs Decedent or legatees of the de- James Larry Frazier cedent who do not re- 918 Maryland ceive a copy of this notice Avenue NE by mail within 25 days of Washington, DC 20002 its first publication shall Attorney NOTICE OF so inform the Register of APPOINTMENT, Wills, including name, NOTICE TO address and relationCREDITORS ship. AND NOTICE TO Date of Publication: UNKNOWN HEIRS August 16th, 2013 Florine Williams, whose Name of newspaper: address is 10914 Layton Afro-American Street, Upper Marlboro, Daily Washington MD 20774 was apLaw Reporter DeAngelo Beatty pointed personal reprePersonal sentative of the estate of Representative Eloise R. Smith, who died on May 24, 2013 without a will and will TRUE TEST COPY serve without Court suREGISTER TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Aug 13 11:23:59 EDT 2013 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 pervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unSuperior Court of known shall enter their the District of appearance in this District of Columbia proceeding. Objections PROBATE DIVISION to such appointment W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . shall be filed with the 20001-2131 Register of Wills, D.C., Administration No. 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd 2013ADM769 Floor Washington, D.C. Rosario Cirrincione 20001, on or before FebDecedent ruary 16, 2014. Claims Alan B. Frankie, Esq. against the decedent 751 Rockville Pike, shall be presented to the Suite 7 undersigned with a copy Rockville, MD 20852 to the Register of Wills or Attorney filed with the Register of NOTICE OF Wills with a copy to the APPOINTMENT, undersigned, on or beNOTICE TO fore February 16, 2014, CREDITORS or be forever barred. PerAND NOTICE TO sons believed to be heirs UNKNOWN HEIRS or legatees of the deToni Church, whose ad- cedent who do not redress is 13103 Camellia ceive a copy of this notice Drive, Silver Spring, by mail within 25 days of Maryland 20906 was, ap- its first publication shall pointed personal repre- so inform the Register of sentative of the estate of Wills, including name, Rosario Cirrincione, who address and relationdied on December 1st, ship. 2012 with a will and will Date of Publication: serve without Court su- August 16, 2013 pervision. All unknown Name of newspaper: heirs and heirs whose Washington whereabouts are un- Law Reporter known shall enter their Washington appearance in this Afro American proceeding. Objections Florine Williams to such appointment (or Personal to the probate of deRepresentative cedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of TRUE TEST COPY Wills, D.C., 515 5th REGISTER OF TYPESET: TueWILLS Aug 13 Street, N.W., 3rd Floor 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before February 16th, 2014. Claims SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF against the decedent COLUMBIA shall be presented to the PROBATE DIVISION undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001-2131 filed with the Register of Foreign No. Wills with a copy to the 2013FEP83 undersigned, on or beDate of Death fore February 16, 2014, July 27, 2007 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs Ellen Mae Phillips or legatees of the de- Decedent NOTICE OF cedent who do not reAPPOINTMENT ceive a copy of this notice OF FOREIGN by mail within 25 days of PERSONAL its first publication shall so inform the Register of R E P R E S E N TAT I V E AND Wills, including name, NOTICE TO address and relationCREDITORS ship. Jacob M. Phillips whose Date of Publication: address is 7255 Joshua August 16, 2013 Tree Circle, Virginia Name of newspaper: 20187 was appointed Washington personal representative Law Reporter of the estate of Ellen Mae Washington Phillips, deceased, by Afro-American Toni Church the County Commission Personal Court for Mercer County, Representative State of West Virginia on July 27, 2007 Service of process may TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Tue Aug 13 11:29:07 EDT Donald 2013 R. be made upon REGISTER OF WILLS 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 Brew, Sr. 3396 Highview Terrace, S.E., Washington D.C. 20020 whose Superior Court of designation as District of the District of Columbia agent has District of Columbia been filed with the RegisPROBATE DIVISION W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . ter of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the 20001-2131 following District of Administration No. Columbia partial interest 2011ADM32 of real property: 1442 T James Lee Banks Street, N.W., WashingDecedent ton, D.C.20009 NOTICE OF The decedent owned APPOINTMENT, District of Columbia perNOTICE TO sonal property. CREDITORS Claims against the deAND NOTICE TO cedent may be preUNKNOWN HEIRS Nathan A. Neal, Attorney sented to the underat Law, whose address signed and filed with the is, 3108 Cherry Road, Register of Wills for the NE, Washington, DC District of Columbia, 20018 was appointed Building A, 515 5th personal representative Street, N.W., 3rd Floor of the estate of James Washington, D.C. 20001 Lee Banks, who died on within 6 months from the September 27th, 1993 date of first publication of without a will, and will this notice. serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs Jacob M. Phillips and heirs whose Personal whereabouts are unRepresentative known shall enter their TRUE TEST COPY appearance in this REGISTER OF WILLS proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or Date of first publication: to the probate of de- August 16th, 2013
tion of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name of an adult will be held in Judge-InJacob M. Phillips Chambers, Room 4220 TYPESET: Tue Aug 13 11:55:56 EDT of2013 Personal in the District ColumLEGALRepresentative NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL bia at 500 NOTICES Indiana AveTRUE TEST COPY nue N.W., Washington, SUPERIOR COURT OF REGISTER OF WILLS DC 20001, on the 23rd THE DISTRICT OF day of September, 2013 COLUMBIA Date of first publication: at 2:30p.m. If any person PROBATE DIVISION August 16th, 2013 desires to oppose this W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Name of newspapers application, that person 20001-2131 and/or periodical: or his or her attorney Foreign No. Afro-American must be present at the 2013FEP000085 Newspapers hearing or file written deDate of Death Washington tailed objections five (5) December 12th, 2011 Law Reporter business days in adElsie D. Miller vance of the hearing with TYPESET: Tue Aug 13 11:52:33 EDT 2013 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 Decedent Judge-In-Chambers and NOTICE OF mail a copy to the apAPPOINTMENT plicant or applicant’s Superior Court of OF FOREIGN counsel. the District of PERSONAL SO ORDERED Columbia R E P R E S E N TAT I V E JUDGE Civil Division AND A TRUE COPY TEST: Case No. 13-0005308 NOTICE TO IN RE: TYPESET: Tue Aug 13 CREDITORS 8/9, 8/16, 8/23/2013 Robert DeAngelo D. Howard T. Miller whose Lemuel Cheadle address is 13009 RoberApplicant Superior Court of son Place, Upper MarlORDER OF the District of boro Maryland, 20774 PUBLICATION Columbia was appointed personal CHANGE OF NAME Civil Division representative of the Robert DeAngelo D. Case No. 113CA5328 Lemuel Cheadle having estate of Elsie D. MIller, IN RE: filed an application for deceased, by the Or- Kenneth judgment changing the phan’s Court & Register Nwabueze Okwodu of Wills, Court for Prince name from Robert Applicant DeAngelo D. Lemuel George’s County, State ORDER OF of Maryland on January Cheadle to Robert PUBLICATION DeAngelo Lucas and 12, 2012. CHANGE OF NAME having applied to the Service of process may Kenneth Nwabueze having court for an Order of Pub- be made upon Francina filed an applicantion for judglication of the notice re- Raynor 249 Farragut ment changing the name quired by law in such Street NW, Washington, from Kenneth Nwabueze Okwodu to Nwabueze cases; it is by the Court DC 20011 Kenneth Okwodu and having this 2nd day of August whose designation as applied to the court for an OrDistrict of Columbia 2013, hereby der of Publication of the noORDERED, that a copy agent has been filed with tice required by law in such of this order be published the Register of Wills, cases; it is by the Court this 5th day of August 2013, once a week for three D.C. The decedent owned the consecutive weeks, 11:31:04 EDT 2013to be f o l l o w i n g D i s t r i c t o f hereby ORDERED, that a copy of completed within 30 days this Order be published once of filing of the application Columbia real property: a week for three (3) consecuin Afro American, a 605 Girard Street N.E. tive weeks, in The AfroAmerican , a newspaper of newspaper of general Washington, DC 20017. circulatin of the District of Claims against the de- general circulation of the Discedent may be pre- trict of Columbia; and it is furColumbia sented to the under- ther and it is further signed and filed with the ORDERED, that the publicaORDERED, tion must began no later than that the publication must Register of Wills for the two weeks after the filing of begin no later than 2 District of Columbia, the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL weeks after the filing of Building A, 515 5th the application; and it is Street, N.W., 3rd Floor HEARING on this application Washington, DC 20001 to change name will be held further within 6 months from the i n J u d g e - i n - C h a m b e r s , ORDERED, Room 4220 in the District of that the final hearing on date of first publication of Columbia at 500 Indiana this notice. this application to Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 24th day of change name will be held Howard T. Miller September, 2013 at 2:30 pm. in Judge-In-Chambers, Personal If any person desires to opRoom 4220 in the District Representative pose this application, that of Columbia at 500 InTRUE TEST COPY person or his or her attorney diana Avenue N.W., REGISTER OF WILLS must be present at the hearWashington, DC 20001, ing or file written detailed Date of first publication: objections five (5) business On the 20th day of days in advance of the hearSeptember, 2013 at 3:00 August 16th, 2013 Name of newspapers ing with Judge-in-Chambers p.m.. If any person dea n d / o r p e r i o d i c a l : and mail a copy of the apsires to oppose this applicant or applicant’s counplication, that person or Washington sel; and it is further his or her attorney must Law Reporter that notice be sent to the apbe present at the hearing Afro-American plicant’s creditors personally TYPESET: Tue Jul 30 15:29:08 EDT 2013 Building A, 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice.
or file written detailed objections five (5) business days in advance of the hearing with JudgeIn-Chambers and mail a copy to the applicant or applicants’s counsel. SO ORDERED JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST:
8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM691 Walter J.EDT Malone TYPESET: Tue Aug 13 11:54:21 2013 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, Superior Court of NOTICE TO the District of CREDITORS District of Columbia AND NOTICE TO PROBATE DIVISION UNKNOWN HEIRS Washington, D.C. Neal G. Malone, whose 20001-2131 address is 1606 A Street, Administration No. SE, Washington, D.C. 2013ADM781 20003, was appointed Corey A. Lynch personal representative Decedent of the estate of Walter J. NOTICE OF Malone, who died on APPOINTMENT, December 30, 2012 withNOTICE TO out a will, and will serve CREDITORS without Court superviAND NOTICE TO sion. All unknown heirs UNKNOWN HEIRS Terry Freeman-Lynch, a n d h e i r s w h o s e whose address is 15 An- whereabouts are unnas Retreat 404-5, St known shall enter their Thomas, VI 00801 - P.O. a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Box 8986, St. Thomas, proceeding. Objections VI 00801 was appointed to such appointment personal representative shall be filed with the of the estate of Corey A. Register of Wills, D.C., Lynch, who died on April 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd 16th, 2013 without a will Floor Washington, D.C. and will serve without 20001, on or before FebCourt supervision. All un- ruary 2, 2014. Claims known heirs and heirs against the decedent whose whereabouts are shall be presented to the unknown shall enter their undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or appearance in this proceeding. Objections filed with the Register of to such appointment Wills with a copy to the shall be filed with the undersigned, on or beRegister EDT of Wills, 11:51:42 2013D.C., fore February 2, 2014, or 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd be forever barred. PerFloor Washington, D.C. sons believed to be heirs 20001, on or before Feb- or legatees of the deruary 16th, 2014. Claims cedent who do not reagainst the decedent ceive a copy of this notice shall be presented to the by mail within 25 days of undersigned with a copy its first publication shall to the Register of Wills or so inform the Register of filed with the Register of Wills, including name, Wills with a copy to the address and relationundersigned, on or be- ship. fore February 16th, 2014 Date of Publication: or be forever barred. Per- August 2, 2013 sons believed to be heirs Name of newspaper: or legatees of the de- Daily Washington cedent who do not re- Law Reporter ceive a copy of this notice Afro-American Neal G. Malone by mail within 25 days of Personal its first publication shall Representative so inform the Register of Wills, including name, TRUE TESTTue COPY address and relation- TYPESET: Aug 13 REGISTER OF WILLS ship. 08/2/, 8/9, 8/16/13 Date of Publication: August 16th, 2013 Superior Court of Name of newspaper: the District of Afro-American Columbia Washington Civil Division Law Reporter Case No. 13-0005344 Terry-Freemam- Lynch Personal IN RE: Representative Jonathan TRUE TEST COPY Demetrius Bradley TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Aug 13 11:56:44 EDT 2013 REGISTER Applicant 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 ORDER OF PUBLICATION Superior Court of CHANGE OF NAME the District of Jonathan Demetrius Columbia Bradley having filed an FAMILY COURT application for judgment Case No. 13FSP562 changing the name from IN RE: Highqueen Sarpomaah J o n a t h a n D e m e t r i u s Bradley to Zamarianne Applicant Raine Bradley and havORDER OF ing applied to the court PUBLICATION for an Order of PublicaCHANGE OF NAME Highqueen Sarpomaah hav- tion of the notice required ing filed a complaint for judg- by law in such cases; it is ment changing daughter’s by the Court this 5th day name to Makalya Mia Afua of August 2013, hereby Akyaa Ofori-Kru and having ORDERED, that a copy applied to the court for an Orof this order be published der of Publication of the notice required by law in such once a week for three (3) cases; it is by the Court this consecutive weeks, in 2nd day of August 2013, Afro American, a newshereby paper of general circulaORDERED, that all persons tion of the District of concerned show cause, if Columbia; and it is furany there be, on or before the ther 10th day of September, 2013, why the prayers of said ORDERED, that the FIcomplaint should not be NAL HEARING on this granted;provided that a copy application to change of this order be published name of an adult will be once a week for three (3) held in Judge-Inconsecutive weeks, in The Chambers, Room 4220 Afro-American Newspaper. in the District of ColumSO ORDERED bia at 500 Indiana AveJUDGE 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 nue N.W., Washington, DC 20001, on the 23rd day of September, 2013 at 2:30p.m. If any person desires to oppose this
or by registered or certified mail and that proof of service be made by filing the affidavit/declaration of service in name change cases. SO ORDERED TYPESET: Tue Jul 30 JUDGE 8/9, 8/16, 8/23
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Family Court Domestic Relations Branch Docket No. 2012 DRB 4047 Judge Judith A. Smith KIROS KIDANE Plaintiff, v. ABRAHALE AYELE Defendant, ORDER OF PUBLICATION This matter comes before the Court on the plaintiff’s Motion to Serve by Publication, filed April 25, 2013, and the plaintiff’s Supplement to Her Motion to Serve by Publication, filed on June 13, 2013. The plaintiff filed a Complaint for Absolute Divorce on December 11, 2012, but has been unable to serve the defendant. Accordingly, on the 24th day of July, 2013, this court granted Her Motion to Serve by Publication. The Court will grant her request for the defendant to be constructively served by publication once a week for three consecutive weeks pursuant to D.C. Code 13-340. WHEREFORE, it is the 24th day of July, 2013, hereby ORDERED that the plaintiff shall publish this Order at least once a week for three successive weeks. Plaintiff shall complete publication by August 30, 2013. It is FURTHER ORDERED that if the defendant does not file an answer by September 23, 2013, the clerks’ office shall enter default against him. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the scheduled August 15, 2013 hearing is CONTINUED to September 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 102. Failure of a party to file a copy of the marriage certificate in advance or bring one to theEDT hearing may re12:02:58 2013 sult in a delay of the issuance of the judgment of absolute divorce. SO ORDERED. Judith N. Macaluso Associate Judge 08/02, 08/09, 08/16/13
To advertise in the AFRO Call 202-3320080
and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 23rd day of July 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The Afro11:22:48 2013 of American EDT a newspaper LEGAL NOTICES general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than two weeks after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 10th day of September, 2013 at 2:30 pm. If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further SO ORDERED that notice be sent to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and that proof of service be made by filing the affidavit/declaration of service in name changes cases; and it is further SO ORDERED that notice be sent to the Immigration and Customs E n f o r c e m e n t A g e n c y, Washington Field Office, District 7, MS 2480, 2675 Prosperity Avenue, Fairfax, Virginia 20598-2480 personally or by registered or certified mail and that proof of service be made by filing the affidavit/declaration of service in name changes cases. SO ORDERED TYPESET: Tue Aug 06 JUDGE 8/2, 8/9, 8/16/13
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 W a s h i nEDT g t o n2013 , D.C. 15:29:55 LEGAL NOTICES 20001, on or before February 2, 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 February 2, 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: August 2, 2013 Name of newspaper: Daily Washington Law Reporter Afro-American Diane Jackson Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF TYPESET: TueWILLS Aug 13 11:25:48 8/2, 8/9, 8/16/13
August 17, 2013 - August 23, 2013, The Afro-American
TYPESET: Tue Aug 13
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM747 Lora Boone Decedent Allen Wilson,Esq, 1629 K St., N.W. #300 Washington. DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO 15:13:03 EDT 2013 UNKNOWN HEIRS, Charonda Boone and Jaime Boone whose addresses are Charonda Boone, 109 Trenton PL., SE, Washington, DC 20032 and Jaime Boone 12307 Quiet Owl Lane, Bowie, MD 20720 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Lora Boone, who died on November 3rd, 2011 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 16th, 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 February 16th, 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: August 16th, 2013 Name of newspaper: The Washington Afro American Washington Law Reporter Charonda Boone Jaime Boone Personal Representatives
TYPESET: Tue Jul 30 LEGAL NOTICES Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM744 Martha Reed Harris Decedent 3421 25th Street,SE Washington, DC 20020 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Darcel Harris, whose address is 66 Pennsylvania Ave. Westmister, MD 21157 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Martha Reed Harris who died on April 30th, 2013 with a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before Feb15:25:46 EDT 2013 ruary 2, 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 February 2, 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: August 2, 2013 Name of newspaper: The Daily Washington Law Reporter Afro American Darcel Harris Personal Representative
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM777 William G. Anderson Decedent Attorney Ethel Mitchell 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW. Suite 1045 Washington, DC 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Christopher Robinson, Jr. whose address is 17008 Aspen Leaf Drive, Bowie, MD 20716 was appointed personal representative of the estate of William G. Anderson who died on June 2, 2013 with a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and h e i r s w h o s e whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´sEDT will) 2013 shall be 15:31:04 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 February 16, 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 February 16, 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: August 16, 2013 Name of newspaper: Washington Law Reporter Afro- American Newspapers Christopher Robinson Jr. Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Aug 13 11:28:13 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM770 Regina Tolson Rutledge Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Derrick E. Rutledge, whose address is 4323 Anacostia Avenue, NE Washington,DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Regina Tolson Rutledge, who died on October 17th, 2012 without a will, and will serve without Court supervi- TRUE TEST COPY sion. All unknown heirs REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue 8/16/13 Jul 30 and heirs whose 8/2/, 8/9, whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this Superior Court of proceeding. Objections the District of to such appointment TRUE TEST District of Columbia 15:30:25 EDT COPY 2013 shall be filed with the REGISTER OF WILLS PROBATE DIVISION Register EDT of Wills, 8/16, 8/23, TYPESET: Tue 8/30/13 Aug 13 11:24:56 2013D.C., W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd 20001-2131 Floor Washington, D.C. Administration No. 20001, on or before Feb2013ADM761 Superior Court of ruary 9th, 2014. Claims Rhoda Ann Veney the District of against the decedent Decedent District of Columbia shall be presented to the NOTICE OF PROBATE DIVISION undersigned with a copy APPOINTMENT, Washington, D.C. to the Register of Wills or NOTICE TO 20001-2131 filed with the Register of CREDITORS Administration No. Wills with a copy to the AND NOTICE TO 2012ADM430 undersigned, on or beUNKNOWN HEIRS Betty L. Henderson fore George W. Veney whose Decedent February 9th, 2014 or be address is 17051 Sherri L.Wyatt, Esq. forever barred. Persons Antares Circle Ninilchik, 114 Webster St. N.E. believed to be heirs or AR 99639, was apSuite 100 pointed personal repreW a s h i n g t o n , D . C . legatees of the decedent who do not receive a sentative of the estate of 20011 Attorney copy of this notice by mail Rhoda Ann Veney, who NOTICE OF within 25 days of its first died on July 5th, 2013 APPOINTMENT, publication shall so inwithout a will, and will NOTICE TO form the Register of serve without Court suCREDITORS Wills, including name, pervision. All unknown AND NOTICE TO address and relationheirs and heirs whose UNKNOWN HEIRS ship. whereabouts are unKaren Yvonne Jackson, known shall enter their whose address is 1120 Date of Publication: appearance in this 4 4 t h P l a c e , S . E . , August 9th, 2013 proceeding. Objections Washington, D.C. 20019 Name of newspaper: Washington to such appointment was appointed personal Law Reporter shall be filed with the representative of the The Afro-American Register of Wills, D.C., estate of Betty L. Hen515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd derson, who died on May Newspaper Derrick E. Rutledge Floor Washington, D.C. 29th, 2010 with a will, Personal 20001, on or before Feband will serve with Court Superior Court of Representative ruary 2, 2014. Claims supervision. All unknown the District of against the decedent heirs and heirs whose District of Columbia shall be presented to the whereabouts are un- TRUE TEST COPY PROBATE DIVISION undersigned TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Jul 30 15:30:45 EDT with 2013a copy known shall enter their REGISTER 8/9, 8/16, 8/23/13 to the Register of Wills or W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . appearance in this 20001-2131 filed with the Register of proceeding. Objections Administration No. Wills with a copy to the SUPERIOR COURT OF to such appointment (or 2013ADM788 undersigned, on or beTHE DISTRICT OF to the probate of defore February 2, 2014, or Rachel Parham COLUMBIA cedent´s will) shall be PROBATE DIVISION be forever barred. Per- Decedent filed with the Register of Washington,D.C. sons believed to be heirs Ashok K. Batra Wills, D.C., 515 5th 20001-2131 or legatees of the de- 14509 Cantrell Road Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Foreign No. cedent who do not re- Silver Spring,MD 20905 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 2010FEP7 ceive a copy of this notice Attorney 20001, on or before FebDate of Death NOTICE OF by mail within 25 days of ruary 16th, 2014. Claims September 9th, 2008 APPOINTMENT, its first publication shall against the decedent Decedent NOTICE TO so inform the Register of shall be presented to the Alafe Adeyemi CREDITORS Wills, including name, undersigned with a copy NOTICE OF AND NOTICE TO address and relationto the Register of Wills or APPOINTMENT UNKNOWN HEIRS ship. OF FOREIGN filed with the Register of Chevist O. Parham, Date of Publication: PERSONAL Wills with a copy to the whose address is 102 August 2, 2013 undersigned, on or be- R E P R E S E N TAT I V E Va r n u m S t r e e t , N E Name of newspaper: AND fore February 16th, Washington, DC 20011 Daily Washington NOTICE TO 2014, or be forever was, appointed personal Law Reporter CREDITORS barred. Persons believed representative of the Afro-American to be heirs or legatees of A d e b i m p e B a m i d u r o estate of Rachel ParNewspaper the decedent who do not whose address is 10903 George W. Veney ham, who died on Octoreceive a copy of this no- Sunflower Court, Bowie, MD 20721 was apPersonal ber 21st, 2012 without a tice by mail within 25 pointed personal repreRepresentative will and will serve without days of its first publica- sentative of the estate of Court supervision. All untion shall so inform the A l a f e A d e y e m i , known heirs and heirs TRUE TEST COPY Register of Wills, includ- deceased,by the Orphan whose whereabouts are REGISTER OF WILLS ing name, address and Court for Prince Georges TYPESET: Tue Jul 30 15:31:24 EDT shall2013 enter their 8/2, 8/9, 8/16/13 unknown relationship. C o u n t y, S t a t e o f appearance in this Date of Publication: Maryland, on October proceeding. Objections August 16th, 2013 13th, 2009. Superior Court of to such appointment Service of process may Name of newspaper: the District of shall be filed with the be made upon L’Wanda The Washington District of Columbia Register of Wills, D.C., Rosemond 1527 KIngAfro-American PROBATE DIVISION 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd man Place NW WashingWashington W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Floor Washington, D.C. ton, DC 20005 whose Law Reporter 20001-2131 20001, on or before Febdesignation as District of Karen Yvonne Administration No. ruary 16th, 2014. Claims Jackson Columbia agent has 2013ADM755 against the decedent Personal been filed with the RegisNaomi R. Williams shall be presented to the Representative ter of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the Decedent undersigned with a copy following District of NOTICE OF to the Register of Wills or TRUE TEST COPY Columbia Property: 811 APPOINTMENT, filed with the Register of REGISTER OF WILLS 46th Street NOTICE TO Wills with a copy to the TYPESET: Tue 8/30/13 Jul 30 15:31:47 EDTWashington, 2013 8/16, 8/23, D.C. 20010. The decenCREDITORS undersigned, on or bedent owned District of AND NOTICE TO fore February 16th, Columbia personal propUNKNOWN HEIRS 2014, or be forever Superior Court of erty. Diane Jackson whose barred. Persons believed the District of Claims against the deaddress is 4920 Blaine to be heirs or legatees of Columbia cedent may be preCivil Division sented to the under- Street, NE, washington, the decedent who do not receive a copy of this noCase No. 13-0005047 signed and filed with the D.C. 20019 was, apIN RE: Register of Wills for the pointed personal repre- tice by mail within 25 sentative of the estate of days of its first publicaDistrict of ColumIdris Addis bia,Building A, 515 5th Naomi R. Williams, who tion shall so inform the Applicant Street, N.W., 3rd Floor, died on May 30th, 2013 Register of Wills, includORDER OF with a will, and will serve ing name, address and Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . PUBLICATION 20001, within 6 months without Court supervi- relationship. CHANGE OF NAME from the date of first pubsion. All unknown heirs Date of Publication: Idris Addis having filed an aplication of this notice. a n d h e i r s w h o s e August 16th, 2013 plication for judgment changing the name from Idris Adebimpe Bamiduro whereabouts are un- Name of newspaper: Addis to Idris Addis Mesfine Personal known shall enter their Afro-American and having applied to the Representative(s) a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Newspaper court for an Order of PublicaTRUE TEST COPY proceeding. Objections Daily Washington tion of the notice required by REGISTER OF WILLS to such appointment (or Law Reporter law in such cases; it is by the Date of first publication: to the probate of deChevist O. Parham Court this 23rd day of July August 2, 2013 2013, hereby cedent´s will) shall be Personal ORDERED, that a copy of Name of newspapers filed with the Register of Representative this Order be published once and/or periodical: Wills, D.C., 515 5th a week for three (3) consecu- The Daily Washington Street, N.W., 3rd Floor TRUE TEST COPY tive weeks, in The Afro- Law Reporter Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . REGISTER OF WILLS American a newspaper of The Afro20001, on or before Feb8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 general circulation of the Dis- American Newspaper trict of Columbia; and it is fur8/2, 8/9, 8/16/13 ruary 2, 2014. Claims ther against the decedent ORDERED, that the publicashall be presented to the tion must began no later than undersigned with a copy two weeks after the filing of to the Register of Wills or the application; and is further filed with the Register of ORDERED, that the FINAL
representative of the days of its first publicaestate of Carole A. Mob- tion shall so inform the ray, who died on Novem- Register of Wills, includber 5th, 2011 without a ing name, address and will and will serve without relationship. Court supervision. All un- Date of Publication: known heirs and heirs August 23rd, 2013 whose whereabouts are Name of newspaper: unknown shall enter their Afro-American TYPESET: Tue2013 Aug 13 11:32:40 TYPESET: EDT Tue2013 Aug 13 11:43:23 TYPESET: EDT Tue2013 Aug 13 11:44:11 EDT TYPESET: Aug 13 11:55:14 TYPESET: Tue2013 Aug 13 11:20:41 EDT Daily Washington TYPESET: Tue Aug 13 11:30:12 EDT TYPESET: Tue2013 Aug 13 11:53:30 EDTTue 2013 a p p e a r aEDT n c e 2013 in this LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Reporter LEGAL NOTICES proceeding. Objections Law LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Ronnika Jennings to such appointment Personal Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of shall be filed with the Superior Court of Superior Court of Representative the District of the District of the District of the District of the District of Register of Wills, D.C., the District of the District of TRUE TEST COPY District of Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd District of Columbia District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION Floor Washington, D.C. REGISTER OF WILLS PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION 8/16/, 8/23, 8/30/13 W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before FebW a s h i n g t o n , D . C . W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 20001-2131 20001-2131 20001-2131 20001-2131 ruary 23rd 2014. Claims 20001-2131 20001-2131 Administration No. Administration No. Administration No. Administration No. Administration No. against the decedent Administration No. Administration No. 2013ADM814 2013ADM726 2013ADM796 2011ADM32 2013ADM772 shall be presented to the 2013ADM771 2013ADM792 Carole A. Mobray Debra A.Jackson LaVerne Ionia Williams James Lee Banks John Edward Jackson undersigned with a copy Beth A. Paulson Wana G.Lofton Bishop Decedent AKA Decedent Decedent Decedent to the Register of Wills or AKA Decedent Debra Alise Jackson NOTICE OF David B. Lamb NOTICE OF Lloyd J. Jordan filed with the Register of Beth Alden Paulson NOTICE OF Decedent APPOINTMENT, 1740 N Street, NW, APPOINTMENT, 1155 F Street NW Wills with a copy to the Decedent APPOINTMENT, James Larry Frazier NOTICE TO Suite One NOTICE TO Suite 1050 undersigned, on or beNOTICE OF NOTICE TO 918 Maryland CREDITORS Washington, D.C. CREDITORS Washington DC 20004 fore February 23rd, APPOINTMENT, CREDITORS Avenue NE AND NOTICE TO 20036 AND NOTICE TO Attorney 2014, or be forever NOTICE TO AND NOTICE TO Washington, DC 20002 UNKNOWN HEIRS Attorney UNKNOWN HEIRS NOTICE OF barred. Persons believed CREDITORS UNKNOWN HEIRS Attorney R o n n i k a J e n n i n g s , to be heirs or legatees of NOTICE OF Nathan A. Neal, Attorney APPOINTMENT, AND NOTICE TO Rose Ingram, whose adNOTICE OF whose address is 1229 the decedent who do not APPOINTMENT, at Law whose address is NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS dress is 3123 Warder APPOINTMENT, S t e v e n s R o a d , S E , receive a copy of this noNOTICE TO 3108 Cherry Road, NE CREDITORS John Perazich, whose Street, NW , Washington, Project : DSS Facility Addition DC 20020 tice by mail within 25 NOTICE TO Washington, CREDITORS Washington, DC 20018 AND NOTICE TO address is 1835 Irving DC 20010 was appointed CREDITORS was personal days of its first publicaAND NOTICE TO was appointed personal UNKNOWN HEIRS Location : MCB Quantico,appointed VA Street, NW, Washington, personal representative AND NOTICE TO representative of the tion shall so inform the UNKNOWN HEIRS representative of the Mary D. Jackson whose D.C. 20010 was, apof the estate of Wana G. UNKNOWN HEIRS Solicitation : Outreach Event Thursday, 22, 2013 1:30 PM estate of Carole A. MobRegister August of Wills, includpointed personal repre- Donald Williams, whose estate of James Lee address is 135 49th St. Lofton Bishop,Info. who died Milton Joyner, whose ad- on September without a ray, who died on Novem- ing name, address and SE, Washington, DC sentative of the estate of address is 1352 Irving Banks, who died on Bid Date Info. : dress is 11310 Earlston ber 5th, 2011 without a Street, NW Washington, September 27th, 1993 20019, was appointed relationship. Beth A. Paulson AKA will and will serve without and will serve without Date of Publication: Beth Alden Paulson who D.C. 20010, was ap- without a will and will personal representative Drive, Mitchellville, MD Bid Court supervision. Time Info. :All un- will 20716 was appointed Court supervision. All unpointed personal represerve with Court superviof the estate of John EdAugust 23rd, 2013 died on June 25, 2013 known heirs and heirs known heirs and heirs Name Upcoming opportunities for of Divisions newspaper: 06, 07, 09, & 10 with a will and will serve sentative of the estate of sion. All unknown heirs ward Jackson, who died personal representative Event: whose whereabouts are of the estate of Debra A. whose whereabouts are Afro-American without Court supervi- LaVerne Ionia Williams, a n d h e i r s w h o s e on November 13th, 2012 unknown shall enterjob: their Contact for this Brandon Rutterford Jackson AKA Debra unknown shall enter their Daily Washington sion. All unknown heirs who died on July 8th, whereabouts are un- without a will and will appearance in this a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Law Reporter a n d h e i r s w h o s e 2010 without a will, and known shall enter their serve without Court su- Alise Jackson who died proceeding. Objections on June 29th, 2013 with a proceeding. Objections will serve without Court a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s pervision. All unknown Ronnika Jennings whereabouts are unto such appointment will and will serve without Advertisement to place: to such appointment Personal known shall enter their supervision. All unknown proceeding. Objections heirs and heirs whose shall be filed with the shall be filed with the heirs and heirs whose to such appointment (or whereabouts are un- Court supervision. All un- Register of Wills, D.C., Representative appearance in this known heirs and heirs Register of Wills, D.C., TRUE TEST COPY proceeding. Objections whereabouts are un- to the probate of de- known shall enter their whose whereabouts are 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd REGISTER OF WILLS to such appointment (or known shall enter their cedent´s will) shall be a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Floor Washington, D.C. Small Business Outreach Event and Networking unknown shall enter their Floor Washington, D.C. filed with the Register of proceeding. Objections 8/16/, 8/23, 8/30/13 to the probate of de- a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s 20001, on or before Feb20001, on or before Febto such appointment a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s cedent´s will) shall be proceeding. Objections Wills, D.C., 515 5th ruary 16th, 2013. Claims for the DSS Facility Addition project proceeding. Objections ruary 23rd 2014. Claims filed with the Register of to such appointment Street, N.W., 3rd Floor shall be filed with the to such appointment (or against the decedent against the decedentMCB Quantico, Virginia shall be filed with the W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Register of Wills, D.C., Wills, D.C., 515 5th shall be presented to the to the probate of deshall be presented to the Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Register of Wills, D.C., 20001, on or before Feb- 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd cedent´s will) shall be undersigned with a copy undersigned with a copy 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd ruary 16th, 2014. Claims Floor Washington, D.C. Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of to the Register of Wills or 20001, on or before Feb- Floor Washington, D.C. against the decedent 20001, on or before Feb- Wills, D.C., 515 5th filed with the Register of August 22, 2013 filed with the RegisterThursday, of ruary 16th, 2014. Claims 20001, on or before Feb- shall be presented to the ruary 16th, 2014. Claims Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wills with a copy to the Wills with a copy to the 1:30 pm to 3:300 pm against the decedent ruary 16th, 2014. Claims undersigned with a copy against the decedent W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . undersigned, on or beundersigned, on or beshall be presented to the against the decedent to the Register of Wills or shall be presented to the 20001, on or before Feb- fore February 16th, fore February 23rd, RSVP by August 16th undersigned with a copy shall be presented to the filed with the Register of undersigned with a copy ruary 16th, 2014. Claims 2014, or be forever 2014, or be forever to the Register of Wills or undersigned with a copy Wills with a copy to the to the Register of Wills or against the decedent barred. Persons believed barred. Persons believed filed with the Register of to the Register of Wills or undersigned, on or be- filed with the Register of shall be presented to the to be heirs or legatees of to be heirs or legatees of Event Location : Wills with a copy to the filed with the Register of fore February 16th, 2014 Wills with a copy to the undersigned with a copy the decedent who do not the decedent who do not undersigned, on or be- Wills with a copy to the or be forever barred. Per- undersigned, on or be- to the Register of Wills or receive a copy of this noreceive a copy of this noHensel Phleps undersigned, on or be- sons believed to be heirs fore February 16th, fore February 16th, filed with the Register of tice by mail within 25 tice by mail within 25 or legatees of the de- 2014, or be forever Wills with a copy to the days of its first publica2014, or be forever fore February 16th, 4437 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite 207 days of its first publicabarred. Persons believed 2014, or be forever cedent who do not re- barred. Persons believed undersigned, on or be- tion shall so inform the tion shall so inform the to be heirs or legatees of barred. Persons believed ceive a copy of this notice to be heirs or legatees of fore February 16th, Register of Wills, includRegister of Wills, includ- Chantilly, VA 20151 the decedent who do not to be heirs or legatees of by mail within 25 days of the decedent who do not 2014, or be forever ing name, address and ing name, address and Contact: Brandon Rutterford receive a copy of this no- the decedent who do not its first publication shall receive a copy of this no- barred. Persons believed relationship. relationship. tice by mail within 25 receive a copy of this no- so inform the Register of tice by mail within 25 to be heirs or legatees of Date of Publication: Date of Publication: days of its first publica- tice by mail within 25 Wills, including name, days of its first publica- the decedent who do not August 16th, 2013 August 23rd, 2013 tion shall so inform the days of its first publica- address and relation- tion shall so inform the receive a copy of this no- Name of Publication: Upcoming Bid Opportunities for Name of newspaper: Register of Wills, includ- tice by mail within 25 Daily Washington Register of Wills, includ- tion shall so inform the ship. Afro-American Divisions 06, 07, 09 & 10 ing name, address and days of its first publica- Law Reporter ing name, address and Register of Wills, includ- Date of Publication: Daily Washington ing name, address and August 16th, 2013 relationship. relationship. tion shall so inform the Afro-Amaerican Law Reporter relationship. Name of newspaper: Date of Publication: Date of Publication: Register of Wills, includRonnika Jennings Date of Publication: Daily Washington August 16th, 2013 Rose Ingram August 16th, 2013 ing name, address and Hensel Phelps Personal August 16th, 2013 Law Reporter Name of newspaper: Personal Name of newspaper: relationship. Representative 4437 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Suite 207 Name of newspaper: The Washington Afro-American Representative Daily Washington Date of Publication: TRUE TEST COPY Daily Washington Afro American Washington Law Reporter August 16th, 2013 REGISTER OF WILLSChantilly, VA. 20151-1691 Law Reporter Nathan A. 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