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Food Stamp Cuts DMV Poor Bleed

By Courtney Jacobs AFRO Staff Writer A vote in the U.S. House of Representatives Sept. 19 to cut funding for federal food stamps by almost $40 billion a year, or five percent, for the next 10 years has triggered concern among food stamp users and low-income advocates. The House bill would have to clear the Senate, where only light cuts are contemplated, and gain approval from President Obama. But the Senate action on the House scale is

Although annual Black spending is projected to rise from its current $1 trillion to $1.3 trillion by 2017, advertisers allot only 3 percent of their $2.2 billion yearly budget to media aimed at Black audiences, a new Nielsen report has found.

“…advertisers allot only 3 percent of their $2.2 billion yearly budget to media aimed at Black audiences…” The study, “Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The African-American Consumer 2013 Report,” was released at a news conference Sept. 19 at the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Weekend by Nielsen and the National Newspaper Continued on A4

A vote to cut funding for federal food stamps by almost $40 billion a year has triggered concern among food stamp users and low-income advocates.

Street Violence and Navy Yard Slayings Bring Total Killings to 22 By Courtney Jacobs AFRO Staff Writer

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The month of September is stacking up to be the bloodiest month of the year, with 22 homicides reported through Sept. 21. The killings included the deaths of a dozen people at the Navy Yard at the hands of a sniper. Others include the killing of a man who died a month after he allegedly intervened in violence taking place in an Adams Morgan bar where he was playing in a band and the fatal attack on a man who had bricks thrown at him on a street in the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest. Awele Olisameka, 24, a popular Nigerian-born father of a 3-year-old son who had won a scholarship to attend Delaware State University, died Sept. 16, three days after he was chased and attacked by unknown assailants. Loved ones said he was beaten by bricks so badly that he lost consciousness from

Awele Olisameka attended Del. State University and recently gained his U.S. citizenship

multiple skull fractures. “He was an intelligent young adult with a promising future,” said a Facebook memorial page, which features pictures of Olisameka with friends and family. There is a picture of Olisameka flashing peace signs sitting next to his friend Sam Okunubi, a buddy since his Del. State Days. There’s another of him wearing traditional Nigerian garb standing next to a young woman. A third shows him posing with a group of friends at school, each of who has gone on to a successful career. “Awele was a great friend,” Okunubi said. “[After] I met him at Delaware State I took him in as a younger brother. He was the kind of person who would always stand up for his friends. A friend with so much potential is gone forever in such a tragic way.” The month’s violence started with a 23-year-old man being fatally shot on the1300 block of Columbia Road, NW. About Continued on A3

Shutdown Devastation Major Capitol Hill Concern By Zenitha Prince AFRO Contributing Writer

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The extreme partisanship that has plagued Washington, D.C., for the past four years is dragging America to the brink of disaster—again. Republicans and Democrats currently are engaged in high-stakes negotiations over the 2014 budget, and if they don’t agree on how the U.S. will pay its bills over the next week, the federal government will shut down come Dec. 16. With the U.S. economy taking its first tentative steps toward recovery,

a shutdown could be devastating. According to the Congressional Research Service, the last two shutdowns, in late 1995 and early 1996, cost about $1.4 billion. “This is no way to run a government,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). “When you think about the main role the federal government plays in this country—paying for air traffic controllers, water security, overseeing national parks and more—everyone in America will feel it if the government goes into shutdown.”

At issue in this year’s budget talks is the Affordable Care Act, the premier legacy of President Obama’s administration. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, but a shortterm continuing resolution was passed to maintain funding until Dec. 15. However, House Republicans inserted a provision to defund the health care law and Democrats and the President say that’s just not going to happen. “In the 113th Congress, Republicans choose continuously to ignore the Continued on A4

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The Rev. Dr. A. Knighton Stanley, the longest serving pastor of one of Washington’s most historic Black congregations, died of heart failure Sept. 21 in Atlanta. He was 76. Alfred Knighton Stanley arrived in Washington in February 1968, two months before the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spawned riots along the city’s 7th, 14th and H street corridors. He bore a family legacy of involvement in the Congregational church, the denomination that founded

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Jennifer Hudson Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain N Republican Robert J. and Brown Known as Maverick in Politics and Business By Alan King AFRO Staff Writer

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Robert J. Brown is fighting mad. Last month, during a Republican National Committee luncheon commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, Brown lambasted Washington leaders for cuts to programs that help minorities, including some he helped create during his time as a special advisor to President Richard Nixon. “When funding is cut, the thing that seems to get the worst hit is programs for Black people,” the 74-yearold told the {AFRO}. “Most of the offices for Minority Business Enterprise have been closed around the country,” he cited as evidence, and later added, “The Black colleges are getting the shaft right now because thousands of their students can’t get loans because of the restrictions our government put on our people.” Flicking off any attempts to blame either of the main political parties, Brown said partisan disagreements have nothing to do with fighting for the African-American community. “It is not always a fight between Republicans and Democrats; it’s a fight for Black folks and the needs of our communities,” he said. “We ought to be about the business of protecting the interests of Black people.” Such non-partisan views are rare in Washington, but then the longtime Republican strategist and advisor has lived a rare life, experiencing courtside views to several historic moments in history.

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midnight on Sept. 1, officers from the Third District responded to the report of a shooting. When they arrived on the scene, they found an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and a juvenile male suffering from a gunshot wound. Both were transported to a local hospital by D.C. emergency personnel. The victim, identified as Antonio Jerome Williams of Northwest, was pronounced dead. The juvenile victim was in stable condition. The last homicide, on Sept. 21, involved a 58-yearold man who suffered from multiple stab wounds after an incident in the 5300 block of Georgia Ave, NW. Sept. 21 was the latest date for which police provided details. On Sept. 16, 12 people were fatally shot to death at the D.C. Navy Yard. Three people were also injured, including D.C. Police Officer Scott Williams. It was the worst such attack in the U.S. since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012. Twenty children and six adults were slain by gunman Adam Lanza, who later committed suicide. The alleged killer in the Navy Yard killings, Aaron Alexis, 34, a government contractor and former U.S. Navy petty officer, was shot by police at the scene. As of Sept. 24, 82 homicides had been reported in the District, according to D.C. police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump. That number compares to 67 at the same time last year.

sport-utility vehicle sought in connection with the murder of Hudson’s mother and brother. The white, 1994 Chevrolet this time but that I Suburban withI decided Illinois license wanted to go home and start my own business,” Brown said. “My district supervisor told me I was a fool because my people (Blacks) could not even go into a restaurant (in the South) and that if I retired after 20 years, I’d still be young enough to do what I wanted to do.” Still, it was a dream Brown could not defer. He and his wife moved back to High Point, and in 1960, he founded B&C Associates, a management consulting,

from a neighbor about a suspiposted cious vehicle. The man noticed graph the vehicle while walking his Sunda dog. According to the Chicago for the Jennifer Hudson and other Luther Jr. and He was one of the few He’s also witnessed the Tribune,King, the boy had they been shot pickle here!’” her ne relatives positively identified multiple “very times close,” in the back blog, s became he seat After the meet-and-greet people to visit South African estrangement of Blacks of the vehicle. The SUV, regisporter said. Brown was appointed however, Brown said he and freedom fighter Nelson from the GOP, but feels like tered to Hudson’s murdered offere to the board of the Southern Nixon had an hour-long talk Mandela in prison and Republicans may have also brother, was towed with the anyon Christian Leadership about the needs of the urban provided consultation to the gotten a bad rap. boy’s body inside and is being alive. Conference and he helped community. He said the soonnewly formed democratic “In many instances you’ve processed by evidence techniSin raise money and organize to-be U.S. leader promised to government under Mandela’s had some people who did and cians and workers. The body Hudso events forremoved the freedom leadership. said some things that were was later and taken to give him full control and that after a struggle. was a Medical tumultuous Born Feb. 26, 1935, Brown would answer only to labeled as anti-Black. And the Cook It County Idol,” time in the Civil Brown grew up in High Point, him. to some extent, that’s been Examiner’s office.Rights Acade Movement and other he was right in N.C., where he has spent most “He kept his word,” true, but that’s been true of all Hudson and family the mo the thick of it. at the Medical Brown said, citing some of of his life. He was raised by the parties, and it seems like members arrived stayed Examiner’s officewere mid-afterThe “Those days very his grandparents, primarily the issues they tackled, such people conveniently forget Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. noon to identify the body. ed tha difficult, but we had started his grandmother, who was as affirmative action, minority that.” Given the choice between lookslowly unofficial to in making progress and then the daughter of a slave, a business development, A spokesman for the office theThe murders but is advisor being held ingof directly at theMartin body or Mond GOP leaders and even some all a sudden, devoted Christian and a strict improving race relations in told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after viewing it on a wall-mounted news v “friends” in the Democratic was killed. I went down to disciplinarian. the military and increasing Courtesy Photos Party praised RNC Chairman Memphis with Coretta “She was a great funding for HBCUs. Nixon Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who Reince Priebus, who has to pick up his body…. influence on my life,” also never commented on was killed, as well as her brother, Jason. made outreach to AfricanThat was a terrible time the fact that Brown was a Brown said. “She “remained strong for her fami- American, being convicted of attempted Hispanic and in my life.” always told me to Democrat, he said. video screen, the family chose violen ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular other minority voters hijacka chief the losses kept study, work hard and “It was more feasible at plate X584859 was found on the latter. And According to the In f the body of her 7-year-old “Shetime, heldwith hands her fami- concern ing. Cook records show home, ofCounty his leadership, coming. had don’t letMonday, anythingjust gethours the mywith business, Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, HudsonBrown said, “Yes, nephew ly,”bethe spokesmanDemocrat,” said. “It that he pleaded to both police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.” and ho after hisway.” body was found in a especially after guilty the GOP’s started working with in your to a registered was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also kiss th abysmal showing among former U.S. Attorney And that’s what Brown said of his political moment.” convicted in 1998 for possesing the those in motor the 2012 General and then-U.S. he did, obtaining affiliation The boyat–the thetime. son of Julia sion ofgroups a stolen vehicle. Jason. election. top grades at North Sen. Robert Kennedy, WithinJennifer’s 18 months with Hudson, sister – had presidential He was released from prison in “Ev “Priebus has started who had been an Carolina Agricultural the administration, beenNixon missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years throug reaching out and interfacing advocate for the Civil and Technical State however, Brownfound decided to when a relative Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, with all the [Black] groups. Rights Movement. University and join the GOP.Darnell grandmother, car hijacking charges. area to No wonder campaign and Dallas Cowboys players By AlanUnion King 57, and boytoremained YouThe have interfacemissing with AndObama’s then, RFK was is Donerson, Virginia “I had met a lothis of uncle, have t trying to distance himinfrom the Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, AFRO Staffeven Writer Jason Hudson,and 29,felt shot to death people throughand a long weekend in figure out what assassinated 1968. University, Republicans like young Photo bytoRob Roberts group, saying, Obama among the names submitted in hiswere grandmother’s home in whichneed police volunteers they andand want and come Soon“Barack after, some as he worked as a they good people. for wh Never friends Organized with ACORN.” My Robert J.election Brownofficials. and RNC Chairman Presidential candidate John the 7000 block of was South Yale up with common strategies to who were caddy and a waiter grandmother Hurd said those workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run McCain’s attack on ACORN – Priebus Reince Avenue. solve those problems. That’s working for Richard at country clubs and Republican,” he said. long and deep. He taught classes were doing those things without Associated Community An Amber Alert – a desighow you draw Blacks and Nixon’s campaign for Perhaps it was this prosaic, hotels to help pay the ACORN’s knowledge or permis- for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing Organization for Reform Now – other minorities back into the open-minded to bills. Thethe experience him forpresident President.asked Brown sion, were fired. confirms success of the children – wasapproach issued Friday party,” Brown said. to on some politics thatwas allowed Brown was a “revelation” boy marketing research Butconsult now ACORN is inissues. trouble.At “The evidence thatand has surorganization, the headforofathe after Julian discovered As to the influence of first, he worked with a to assessafter the changes in the who public Reporter: There arethem at least faced sorelations far showsfirm. theyIn faked groupgrew says.up poor, Brown missing the murders. investigations across the 11 forms to get paid for work they the Tea Party on the GOP couple of days a week, then political landscape over the said, because it “broadened “This is testimony to the work the first seven months, Police arrested William country involving thousands of didn’t do, not to stuff ballot we’ve done and success we’ve and how their extremely it grew to seven days, until years. my view of the world and Brown traversed the country Balfour, the missing boy’s steppotentially fraudulent ACORN boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the had,” Maude Hurd, president of father and estranged husband conservative views may Nixon said he wanted Brown “Both parties have what I knew about how by car, where he’d often forms. victim of fraud, not the perpetraACORN, said in an interview of Julia, at his girlfriend’s be endangering the party’s to be on hand, on his plane. changed a great deal over people lived.” sleep when hotels refused Announcer: toraccommodate of it. withInthe AFRO. Southside several integration goals, Brown said Brown wentMassive back tovoter his the years,”apartment he said. “The 1956, the then-21-yearto Black fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders. Hurd said the only things “When this attack started, we party leaders need to fight business after the election, Democratic Party changed old took a break from school guests. Then he landed his bogus are the charges thempaid more than $800,000 to an had just announced that we had Balfour’s mother, Michele, has back. first client and the business then was summoned to dramatically…When I to become a police officer and selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had registered 1.3 million new vot“Those in the Tea Party Washington to see the was growing up, it was the help grandparents, agrees.to grow, eventually efforts. ers,” support she said. is “That’s just to say began nothing to do with the slayings. listing several Fortune have the right to believe president-elect. Democrats that was the both of whom running were ill.scared A It concluded, “Neither500 Pressuring banks When to issueherisky that someone’s Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson companies portfolio,have arrived, what they want to believe. Nixon introduced him segregationist party, and couple later,success.” he ACORN norinitsitsemployees loans. Nationwide voter fraud. becauseof ofyears ACORN’s been foundSara guiltyLee of, Corp., or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment. including But don’t come in here and as the man responsible for they made no bones about became a federal with McCain, who isagent running for charged with, casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for president on the Republican tickGeneral Motors Corp., Cocatry to control things,” Brown handling his administration’s it. Now they support a great the U.S. Department of the votes.”Co., Nissan Corp. and America.on urban affairs, et, lashed and out atwas ACORN the Cola said. “If we come up against policies many liberal ideals. And the Treasury postedinin Themore. problem came about prifinal debate many conservative views that run news to Brown. Republican Party has become New York. against Barack because the way Since comments, Obama, contending group “is marily Around thatofsame, Brown [crossways of] our goals, we “I justMcCain’s went ahead and more conservative in the past SQUARE “I made some ofthethe HIGH ACORN operates. Rather than ACORN’s 87 offices have been on the verge of maybe perpetratmet the Rev. Dr. Martin have to stand up and fight!” smiled and thought, ‘I’m in a few decades.” biggest cases they had during rely on volunteers, it pays peobombarded with threats and ing one of the greatest frauds in ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail. voter history in this country, ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential maybe destroying the fabric of The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the democracy.” being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle Factcheck.org, a non-partisan the registration. offices and stole computers. Web site, found those claims to areMaud getting more information “In 2012, the District NOT ON TH BREAD explained, “We have a After a Cleveland representative be “exaggerated,” with “no evifrom the community,” of Columbia had democracy88 zero tolerance policy for she deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was dence of any such “Any timeofthere is an homicides, the lowest number said. ate falsification registration.” sent to the local office saying she destroying fraud.” Most news account neglect increase in violent crime, weto “is going to have her life ended.” on record since 1961,” Hurd believes the McCain point out strategies that ACORN A worker in Providence, R.I., charges said. were politically motivat- develop andismake Crump “Additionally, required by law turn init. all reg- received a threatening call sayed. Metropolitan Police adjustments to to address the LEFT RIGH istration forms. And they down.” also fail ing, “We know you get off work She said, “Because it’s lowViolen[ce] is currently Department’s case-closure to note that it was organizaat 9” and uttered racial epithets. and moderate-income people, However, the the closure rate rate for homicides was 82 A caller to one office left a and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first is also down, she said. percent, which was well brought the phony registrations message on the answering McCain campaign thinks those “Asattention of Tuesday, September machine, saying: “Hi, I was just above the going national average.” to the of authorities. voters are to vote 24, 2013, the homicide Crump said officials The McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that Democratic, which is not necesfocused on gangs and guns closure rate is in 56%,” isn’t interested those she fine Barack Obama needs to get sarily true.” andACORN investedisinnocrime-fighting said. “Of the 82 homicides points, preferring to air misleadhung. He’s a (expletive deleted) stranger to ing ads that seek to link26Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of technology committed this year, are controversy. to impact violent to ACORN, thereby Forand 38 years, the non-partisan crime improve the closure closed. It should beundercutting noted that (expletive deleted). You guys are his political support. fraudulent, and you need to go to organization has fought for social when rate. the FBI investigation McCain: John McCain hell. All the niggers on oak trees. and“We economic justicedeveloped for lowhave also of the Navy I’m Yard is complete, and I approve this message. and moderate-income trusting relationships with the closure rate will increase.” They’re gonna get all hung hon1 BANANA eys, they’re going to get assassiAnnouncer: Who is Barack Americans. With 400,000 memour communities, and we Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.” ber families organized into more 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, 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. He was so underserved— and while organall you guys do. And then suck impressive that he was asked to izing voter registration drives. up the welfare and expect everytrain the ACORN staff. But none has been as withering What did ACORN in Chicago one else to pay for your hospital and baseless as this one. bills for your kids. I jus’ say let engage in? Bullying banks. With the presidential election Before age five, every room is a cl your kids die. That’s the best Intimidation tactics. Disruption less than two weeks away, move. Just let your children die. of business. ACORN forced ACORN’s detractors allege the Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple Forget about paying for hospital organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky home loans. counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learn bills for them. I’m not gonna do The same types of loans that sive voter registration fraud after and help them enter school more prepared. That’ it. You guys are lowlifes. 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HistoryMakers Places Black Dignitaries in D.C. Classrooms By AFRO Staff Instead of learning about civil rights icons and Black dignitaries in a textbook, Washington D.C. students recently received a chance to meet the heroes in person, thanks to this year’s “Back to School With the Historymakers” event. On Sept. 27, W. Gregory Wims, civil rights leader and one of the “Little Rock Nine,” civil rights activist Bernice Johnson Reagon, news producer Frank Smith and a host of other Black icons and dignitaries visited schools across the District. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan chaired the nationwide effort with the goal of having more than 500 Black leaders go “back to school” in 68 cities in 30 states. The program puts

HistoryMakers in direct contact with over 25,000 students across the nation to inspire them with their life stories and to encourage youth to strive for excellence. The theme of the day is “COMMIT.” The HistoryMakers will recount their own school experiences and the struggles thehistorymakers.com they encountered on their paths to success. HistoryMakers Founder and Executive Director Julieanna Richardson encouraged educators everywhere to use The HistoryMakers’ digital archive to enrich their students’ exposure to the contributions of African Americans across the globe. This year, schools participating in the event received a free one-year membership for the digital archive, which includes extensive and easy-to-access interviews with 310 HistoryMakers.

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not likely and the Obama White House has said the president would veto deep food stamp cuts. Even so, several states are moving toward reducing food stamp benefits. The District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia aren’t among them but if any of the three jurisdictions join the five state that have already trimmed benefits, the results could mean more hungry in the D.C. region. David Meadows, communications director for D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds told the AFRO, “In the past 5 years, people have relied on…government assistance. When you have 1 out of 5 residents in poverty, which has an adverse impact on children especially. Taking food from children is un-American.” Under proposed rules changes proposed in the House bill, adults between the ages of 18 and 50, without minor children, would be required to either get a job or to enroll in a work

training program in order to receive benefits. Cynthia Hunt of Capital Heights, Md., who has four children, said “It’s terrible and they shouldn’t’ do it. Some people need and live off of food stamps.” According to USA Today Republicans argued that work requirements target aid to the neediest people, while Democrats said the swelling rolls—more than 47 million people are now using the food stamps, or 1 in 7 Americans—show that the program is working at a time of high unemployment and great need. “I don’t think it’s a very good idea,” Michelle Jay of Washington D.C. told the AFRO. Paula Martin, 50, of Washington D.C. is single and childless and has been on food stamps on and off for six years. “I just don’t like that Maryland doesn’t offer Medicare, but D.C. does. Some people need to stop relying on food stamps to live off of,

and some people take advantage of food stamps. People need to learn to adapt to the real world by getting a job. If this keep going down, crime will increase.” In a nation of 314 million people, more than 47 million are eating with food stamps each month. Children and teenagers make up almost half, according to the Agriculture Department. The average food stamp allotment is $133 a person per month. The monthly amount a family gets depends on the household’s size, earnings and expenses, as well as changing food prices and other factors. Jessie Burnet, 30, of Washington D.C. S.E. believes “food stamps are helpful.” Burnett received food stamps from 2006-2011. “They don’t need to pass the … bill because it treacherous and more violence will occur,” Burnett told the AFRO. “People are going to rob Peter to pay Paul. I feel people are going to get lazy. People have to eat”

The lack of autonomy means that the local government will go into shutdown, as well. “What it means for D.C. residents is that services (such as trash pickup) will stop unless they are essential services,” Norton said. “Police officers and

In terms of services, national parks, museums and monuments would be closed, resulting in the potential loss of millions of tourism dollars. Visa and passport applications would be delayed, as would applications for firearms licenses and many more services. Social Security and

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challenges the House should be addressing, instead voting over 40 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now, their insistence on dogmatic relitigation of the ACA is taking our country to the brink of a government shutdown,” said Rep. Donna Edwards (DMd.) in an e-mailed statement. “This is irresponsible, meanspirited, and certain to cripple our economy, and hurt the women, children, and families who need access to affordable, quality health care.” Cummings said the charge is being led by a group of about 50 Tea Party Republicans whose “biggest beef” is the so-called Obamacare law, which they are “determined to destroy.” “And if they can’t defeat it, they don’t mind shutting down the government and wreaking havoc in our nation,” he said. “They are that determined.” The Maryland Democrat said Republicans are trying

to corral the president into a position where he would be forced to at least delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act. But even a delay—and certainly a repeal of the law—would undermine the ability of millions of Americans to finally attain access to health care, Cummings said. “It could be one of the worst things that could happen to this president and this country,” Cummings said. A federal government shutdown would be especially detrimental to Washington, D.C., whose budget has to be approved by Congress. “It is a great outrage!” said Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) “Our budget has no business in the Congress because it contains not a dime of federal dollars. But because Congress has not done its work, D.C.’s budget is caught in a federal dispute having nothing to do with D.C. at all.”

could default on its financing agreements, thus sending the city’s borrowing costs sky high. “The District government has worked too long and hard, including accumulating $1.5 billion in reserves, one of the highest amounts in the country, since its financial

“It could be one of the worst things that could happen to this president and this country.” —Elijah Cummings firefighters will continue to work, but they will not be paid until [the] shutdown is lifted because we won’t have our own money.” And there would be other “catastrophic” costs. In a letter to House leadership, in which she asked that D.C. be authorized to spend its money should a federal shutdown occur, Norton said if the District’s government is brought to a standstill, it

crisis in the mid-1990s to develop an outstanding reputation on Wall Street to see it erased over a shutdown,” she wrote in the letter dated Sept. 19. The failure of Congress and the White House to arrive at a timely resolution to their money squabbles also could impact the country’s global financial standing and impede its slow-moving economic growth.

veterans checks would be issued, but could be delayed. Military and essential personnel, such as air traffic controllers, would have to work but won’t be paid until a new appropriations deal is made. And millions of federal employees would be furloughed. The constituencies served by Norton, Cummings and Edwards would be directly impacted since many federal

government employees live in Maryland and the District. For example, Edwards said more than 95,000 of her constituents in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties would find themselves on furlough should the government shut down. “It is a shame that Republicans care more about placating the extreme flanks of their party than the 2.1 million federal workers who will not receive paychecks, the veterans who will not receive disability payments, and the seniors who will see delays in receiving Social Security,” Edwards said. She said she hopes Republicans will think twice about the cost of their obstinacy. “As we move forward, it is my hope that common sense prevails and we can work together to create jobs and invest in America’s future,” Edwards said.

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Publishers Association (NNPA). The findings were released by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, senior vice-president, public affairs and government relations for Nielsen, and Cloves Campbell, chairman of the NNPA and publisher of the Arizona Informant. “Advertising expenditures geared specifically toward Black audiences reflected only three percent of advertising dollars spent,” the report stated. “Advertisers spent $75 billion on television, radio, internet, and magazine ads in 2012, with only $2.24 billion of that spent with media focused on Black audiences.” The report said if consumption patterns dictated a company’s advertising budget, then spending with the Black media should be: 44 percent higher on education and career websites; 38 percent higher on streaming websites; 37 percent higher on television (with special emphasis on cable) and 15 percent higher on mobile phone advertising. “The consumer insights this year are some of the most varied yet,” said Pearson-McNeil. “From store brand loyalty, to top watched television networks, which mobile apps are most popular, a deep dive into how Blacks spend their digital time and how companies can reach 10 million Black consumers by developing a southern regional strategy – this year’s report is really a compelling read for both advertisers and marketers.” A 2011 study by Burrell Communications showed that 81 percent of Blacks believe that products advertised in Black media are more relevant to them. Businesses that bypass the Black media, the report said, limit their potential growth. “Companies mistakenly believe there are no language barriers, that a general market ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy is an effective way to reach African-Americans,” the Nielsen study said. “Just the opposite is true.” The Nielsen study names the companies that do the most advertising with Black media: Procter & Gamble ($75.32 million); L’Oreal ($52.34 million); McDonald’s ($38.24 million); Unilever ($31.48 million); the U.S. Government ($28.36); Berkshire/Hathaway ($27.81 million); Comcast ($27.69) million); Hershey ($27.01 million); PepsiCo ($25.07 million); Walmart ($24.40 million); Fiat ($23.60 million); AT&T ($22.49 million); Verizon Communications ($22.08 million); Toyota ($21.43 million);

General Motors ($20.81 million); Sony ($19.88 million); and Johnson & Johnson ($19.59 million) Advertising by the top 20 companies increased by 2.5 percent between 2011 and 2012. The companies with the largest increases in spending with Black media were: Unilever (40.1 percent); PepsiCo (39.1 percent); Walmart (27.2 percent); the U.S. government (26.4 percent); L’Oreal (19.6 percent); Berkshire Hathaway (15.1 percent); and Comcast (13.2 percent). Top 20 advertisers with the largest decreases were: Johnson & Johnson (30.7 percent), National Amusements (26.2 percent) and Verizon (24.6 percent). “Until we do a better job as consumers in the choices we make and invest in companies that invest in us, we are not going to have any changes,” said Pearson-McNeil. Campbell said he hopes the data will help develop “conscious consumers.” Utilizing Black media makes good business sense, the report said. “By aligning additional marketing support and more focused strategies using media sources such as Black newspapers, Black radio, Black online sites and other media outlets trusted and relied on by Blacks for their unfiltered information, companies can develop more culturally relevant messages….” the report stated. It noted that Blacks over index in certain categories, including health and beauty aids, unprepared meat, frozen seafood, feminine hygiene, women’s fragrances, and detergents. “An examination of African-Americans’ overall category uses reveals some notable and perhaps newly discovered behavioral distinctions between Blacks and the Total Market,” the report found. “Blacks spend 44% more time on Education and Career sites and 21 % more time on Family and Lifestyle sites than Total Market consumers, breaking the myth that Blacks are disinterested in education and the family’s wellbeing. Additionally, African-Americans continue to be resilient in their role as early adopters of technology as 14% are more likely to spend time on Telecom/Internet Services sites.” Blacks are also likely to spend far more time watching television.

“Blacks are voracious media users and leaders when it comes to setting pop culture trends. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in Blacks’ television habits where Blacks watch 37% more television than any other group, spending seven hours and 17 minutes per day viewing TV, compared to five hours and 18 minutes of total viewing for Total Market,” the Nielsen study stated. Blacks outpace Whites in buying smart phones. The Nielsen report found that 71 percent of Blacks own smart phones, compared to 62 percent of the total population. Most African Americans prefer Androids (73 percent) over iPhones (27 percent). Although a lot of attention is being placed on the growth of Latinos in the U.S., the Black population, which now stands at 43 million people, grew 64 percent faster than the rest of the country since 2000, the study said. The average age is 35, three years younger than the overall population; 53 percent of Blacks are under the age of 35. Significantly, 73 percent of Whites and 67 percent of Latinos identified Blacks as the driving force for popular culture. Fortune 100 companies {not} ranking in the top 20 advertisers with Black media included: General Electric, Citigroup, IBM, Philip Morris, AIG, Home Depot, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, J.P. Morgan Chase, Kroger, Merck, State Farm Insurance, Hewlett-Packard, Morgan Stanley, Sears Roebuck, Target, Merrill Lynch, Kmart, Freddie Mac, Costco, Safeway, Pfizer, J.C. Penney, MetLife, Dell Computer, Goldman Sachs, UPS, Prudential Financial, Wells Fargo, Sprint, New York Life, Microsoft, Walt Disney, Aetna, Walgreens, Bank One, BellSouth, Honeywell, UnitedHealth Group, Viacom, American Express, Wachovia Corp., CVS, Lowe’s, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Coca-Cola. Said Campbell, “It is our hope that by collaborating with Nielsen, we’ll be able to tell the African-American consumer story in a manner in which businesses will understand and, that this understanding will propel those in the C-Suite to develop stronger, more inclusive strategies that optimize their market growth in Black communities, which would be a win-win for all of us.”


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Black Love That Stands the Test of Time By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer The love story of Irene and Christopher Wright reads like that whirlwind romance novel where The Johns Hopkins Hospital nurse visits the Big Apple and marries her husband six months later. Except, in this casethat’s exactly what actually happened. After getting lost in New York City with a group of lady friends from work, a relative of one of the women in the crew, an ex-cop, was on hand to help the women back to the family home in Harlem. “When we got there he told them I was going to be his wife,” Irene Wright told the AFRO, of a union that budded in October of 1993. Two weeks and she was back for more sightseeing. That tour ended in the diamond district. Six months later, the couple wed on an April day. “I went on faith. I’m the type of person that prays for something and God just blesses you. It was crazy, but I tell people I had a fairytale wedding,” said Irene, who is now 49 and working in the JHU pediatric emergency department. Christopher Wright, 53, said his wife captured him with her personality and spirit. And he couldn’t have been more on the money. He gambled and he chose right. These days everyone isn’t so fortunate. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show that the marriage rate for every 1,000 Americans was 7.1 in 2008 and then 6.8 from 2009 until 2011. The divorce rate in 2008 and 2009 was 3.5, and had a slight uptick to 3.6 in 2010 and 2011.

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Irene and Christopher Wright share a wedding photo from April 29, 1994. At the time, the two had only known each other for six months. Today, the Wrights say their love has stood the test of time in large part because of their faith in God, their support of each other – even through multiple educational degrees--and the fact that they balance each other out.

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Before getting married, Donna J. Dean and her husband, Samuel H. Dean, were friends for 12 years after meeting at work.

Having that stability is something Doris and Ellis Brown know a lot about. Their connection flourished in the heart of Ghana under military rule when the two were brought together by a need to serve through the Peace Corps is Africa. Over talk of Kwame Nkrumah and amid the days of political change following a 1981 coup, the two became lovers. They married on the ninth day of April the very next year. Thirty years, three children, two successful careers and a grandchild later, they, too, are proof that Black marriages can last. “If I could have drawn a picture of the woman I wanted and given it to God saying ‘This is what I want’ – it would have been Doris,” said Brown, now the acting director of Morgan State

University’s community and economic development initiative, the Morgan Community Mile. “Girls weren’t wearing ‘I Heart Nerds’ tee shirts back then, or watching shows like ‘The Big Bang Theory,’” said Brown, who likes the fact that “geeks” are getting more time in the spotlight these days. “We had a lot of the same interests,” said Doris Brown, relaxing in the couple’s West Baltimore home on a lazy Sunday. Now a grants accountant at Morgan State, she said she “just knew” when it came to her dashiki-wearing future husband. “He just felt like the right guy. No alarm bells went off and he was patient, gentle.” Being so far away from family turned out to be a good thing in their opinions, because it forced them to rely on each other and learn how to deal with problems without bringing in family members or friends. The Browns say that the fact that they married and decided to marry for the long term has helped their union last-- a feat one Prince George’s couple in Lake Arbor, Md. says impacts the lives of many others. “When you don’t have a good relationship it is destructive to the generations,” said 79-yearold Donna J. Dean, wife

of former Prince George’s County Council member Samuel H. Dean. “My advice to younger generations is that they need to be equally yolked.” The couple said that they have kept their connection

two for one.” Still today, one can rarely be seen without the other, as they are now partners in a third-party energy supply company. “We share information with each other and even

Photos by Alexis Taylor

After three decades of marriage, Doris and Ellis Brown are still growing strong. strong by being deep-rooted in the same faith, and by becoming partners on nearly everything. “The strongest aspect of our marriage is that we are extremely close friends,” said Samuel Dean. “We do everything together. At least 99 percent of the things we do, we do as partners. There used to be a joke when I was on city council that you got

when we have disagreements we make sure that we resolve those issues. We start off each day with a clean slate.” “Our marriage did not happen overnight. We say we’re upset and once we resolve it, it’s put behind us. We don’t bring it back up or internalize stuff.” The couple will celebrate 29 years of marriage on Nov. 10 of this year.

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Andrews AFB Welcomes Troops from Southeast Asia By Byron Scott Special to the AFRO Little Elias Pena and his sisters, Vicky and Anne,

459th Air refueling wing arrives at Andrews AFB and soldiers greet each other

were told they were going to Andrews Air Force Base on Sept. 23 to pick up a family friend. What the children weren’t told was

that their father, Sr. Airman Domingo Pena, was returning home from a deployment in Southeast Asia. The children weren’t the only ones in for a surprise. Pena wasn’t told that his family would be at Andrews to welcome him home. It wasn’t until the bus in which Pena and other returning airmen were riding drove past a hanger on the base that he realized his surprise. “I said, ‘Oh! They are here!’” Pena said of his children, 9, 7 and 5, respectively. It had been a lonely time for the aircraft mechanic without his children and wife.

The moment Pena stepped Three of the large off that bus, his children refueling planes returned to dashed into his arms. Andrews on Monday. The “It was difficult,” said first touched down at about Pena. “I missed the kids 10:15 in the morning. Jet everyday and the wife. It was engine mechanic P.J. Peters just difficult to be away for so long.” About 40 members of the 459th Air Refueling Wing were welcomed back home at a ceremony at the Prince George’s County military facility. Their mission to Southeast Asia, in support of Operation Enduring Soldiers collect their Freedom, baggage was to fly and maintain a fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers, the large was on that first plane. He aircraft that can refuel other was greeted by his parents, planes and jets in-flight. wife and children, including They were deployed for four oldest daughter, Halley, who months. hugged him tight as she cried Aaron Snow, 27, works happy tears. on the plane’s guidance and “It feels great to be back,” control systems. The broad said Peters. smile on his face Sept. 23 said Like Snow, it was Peters’ it all. first deployment. He sought “It feels great to be home,” advice from his father, a he said. “It’s been a long time military retiree, about how to coming. I’m excited to be survive and even thrive while back with my family.” serving away from home. It was Snow’s first “Main thing I told him deployment and it took a was, ‘Do what the people while to adjust, he said. tell you. Do as you’re “It was over 100 told,’” Willie Peters, Jr. said. [degrees] every day,” he “’Remember your training said. “Normally with the heat and you won’t have any index, it was generally around problems.’” 120. I think the highest Peters’ mother, Karen, said [temperature] we had was 132 she worried every day about degrees with the heat index.” her 6’7’’ tall son. She became

particularly concerned when things began flaring up in Syria and there was talk of a military strike. Karen Peters, who spent 12 years in the Army, said she feared the

military might keep her son away even longer. “When things like that occur…we hold them in place, so I had a strong feeling that he might have been kept there,” she said. “They maintain soldiers where they are to see if they might be needed at some point. That was the scary part when Syria started becoming more active.” Fortunately, for Peters and the other members of the 459th, military action didn’t happen in the Middle East and they were able to come home. For that, Linda Snow, Aaron’s mother, was thankful. “The Lord took care of him,” she said. “I can sleep better knowing that he’s okay.”

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By Renee Starlynn Allen We just proudly marched on Washington for the second time. Last week, we celebrated the 43rd Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. But if we are

We Have Much Work to Do! going to truly overcome the challenges that we face before the end of the 21st century, we have much work to do! Our forefathers and foremothers paved many roads for us. We must focus on building our race. Yes, we were dealt a bad hand: slavery, embedded plantation mentality, Willie Lynch, denial of voting rights, separate “Colored” and “White” accommodations, lack of or substandard education, and so on. Those things kept

us divided, separated and displaced. Now—whether you’re light, bright, mocha, dark or resemble the night, it is time to unite, focus and fight for our rights!

“…it is time to unite, focus and fight for our rights!” We need to purchase from each other to increase our collective economic power and to empower our race just as others have successfully

Shooting of Unarmed Black Man in N.C. Called ‘Murder’

Georgia Ferrell, holds on to a stuffed bear she said she promised to give her son, Jonathan Ferrell’s first born child during a media conference on Sept. 16 in Charlotte, N.C. By Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA from The Carolinian CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP said the tragic death of an unarmed Black man at the hands of a White Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer nearly two weeks ago was not voluntary manslaughter, as charged, but “murder.” Rev. Kojo Nantambu, chapter president, said, “This [police officer], to me, executed this young man, for whatever reason. To me, it had to be rage, or hatred or something that clicked in this [officer]…” When asked if the charge should have been stronger, Nantambu replied, “Yes, this was murder. No doubt about it. This was murder.” Some others in Charlotte’s Black community share Nantambu’s assessment of what happened to Jonathan A. Ferrell, 24, the former Florida A&M University football player fatally shot by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) Officer Randall Kerrick in the early morning hours of Sept. 14. Ferrell’s family described him as a “good” young man who had moved to North Carolina in February to start a new life. He worked two jobs and was engaged to be married. He had no criminal record in North Carolina, and a 2011 misdemeanor charge in Florida had been dismissed. Kerrick reportedly shot Ferrell 10 times as he ran towards him following a serious traffic accident. Kerrick, who has been with the department since March 2010, was charged with voluntary manslaughter, a felony, after a criminal and departmental investigation determined that he used excessive force in the incident. Investigators consulted with the Mecklenburg District Attorney’s office before charging Kerrick. Prosecutors will review the case, however, before taking it to a grand jury. Sources told WSOC-TV that video from a patrol car camera showed that Ferrell was unarmed [and] even hiked his pants to show he had no weapons. The shooting took place out of camera range. “You took a piece of my heart that I can never put back,” Ferrell’s grieving mother, Georgia Ferrell, said during a news conference. She clutched the Winnie the Pooh that was her son’s favorite toy when he was young.

done for many decades and continue to do. We must stop blaming others, pointing our fingers and sitting around waiting for things to happen. Fortyfive years after his death, I

Chris Chestnut, the Florida-based lawyer representing the Ferrell family, acknowledged the speed with which the department charged one of its own, but still raised questions about police training and how Ferrell’s race may have played a role in the tragic outcome. According to published accounts, three CMPD police officers answered the “breaking and entering” 911 call that a woman [made after] Ferrell repeatedly knocked on her door. He went to the home seeking help after his car ran off the road, crashing into some trees. Last week, CMPD made that 17-minute 911 call public and it’s clear that the woman, who told the police dispatcher that she had a “sleeping child” in the home, believed that Ferrell was trying to break in because of his constant pounding. As the officers reportedly approached Ferrell on Reedy Creek Road, he ran toward them, apparently gratified to see that help had arrived. The story becomes murky then. One officer allegedly shot Ferrell with a taser, but reportedly missed. That was followed by Kerrick discharging his weapon 12 times, hitting Ferrell 10 times before he fell. Kerrick was the only officer to fire his gun. “The evidence revealed that Mr. Ferrell did advance on Officer Kerrick and the investigation showed that the subsequent shooting of Mr. Ferrell was excessive,” CMPD said in a statement. “Our investigation has shown that Officer Kerrick did not have a lawful right to discharge his weapon during this encounter.” A police incident report showed that Kerrick alleged that he was “assaulted,” though it doesn’t state by whom, and suffered “minor injuries.” He refused medical treatment, however. Kerrick turned himself in to authorities after he was charged. He is free on $50,000 bond. All three CMPD officers involved have been placed on paid leave. There have been six other killings by CMPD officers just this year. On Sept. 17, Kerrick, 27, was scheduled to make his first court appearance, but did not attend. One of Kerrick’s attorneys, Michael Greene, an African American, told reporters that the officer’s actions “were justified.” Kerrick’s next court date is Oct. 7.

wonder just how our amazing leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., would truly feel about our race. We must impart in our

children the basic necessities of life such as respect, manners, honesty, excelling in school and loving yourself, as well as your brothers and sisters. I’m a single mom and I see so many single moms degrading the fathers of their children. Stop degrading the men you chose and stop sabotaging your children’s relationships with their fathers just because the law looks more favorably upon women in custody situations. To continue to do so hurts our Black men and women.

Remember, that’s the father you chose for your child, no matter what. Our children deserve to see both parents and grow up feeling free to love them both, along with their blended families. Our children need both of their parents’ love and support—not just child support. Let’s please stop this vicious cycle of self-hatred and move swiftly and smartly toward Black love and power. As the late James Brown said, “Say It Loud! I’m Black and I’m Proud!” Allen is an author and youth advocate who lives in Prince George’s County, Md.

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Howard University and later merged into what lifeblood of the times while overseeing is now the United Church of Christ. the construction of a major addition to the His father, the Rev. Dr. Joseph T. Stanley, church, an education center named in Elmes’ had served as the pastor of the oldest African- memory. American Congregational church in North He shared his pulpit with Vice President Carolina. His mother, Kathryn T. Stanley, was Hubert H. Humphrey, authors James Baldwin the first African-American woman licensed and Maya Angelou, educators Benjamin E. to serve Congregational communities in the Mays and Johnnetta B. Cole , D.C. Mayor Southeastern United States. Walter E. Washington, civil rights leaders Early in his ministry, Rev. Stanley was a King and Dorothy I. Height, Massachusetts pastor and an adviser to many of those who Senator Edward M. Kennedy and D.C. launched the sit-in movement in Greensboro, delegates Walter E. Fauntroy and Eleanor N.C. As a chaplain at North Carolina A&T Holmes Norton, among others. State University, he is credited by some as His Sunday morning sermons often were having brought the quarterback on the football rooted in the style and substance of one of team, Jesse L. Jackson, into the Civil Rights his mentors, theologian Howard Thurman, Movement. seeking so often to tie Biblical teachings to His Washington church became the everyday life, often filtered through Rev. Christian home to many prominent doctors, Stanley’s own. The music menu at the church lawyers, judges, educators and community ranged from Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” to leaders. He served on the District’s Protestant standards, classic Negro spirituals Bicentennial Commission, chaired the board and 21st century urban gospel. of the University of the District of Columbia Church membership during his tenure and served on the board of the Black-owned grew threefold, to about 2,000, and the church Industrial Bank of Washington. Yet his church built a new sanctuary designed to resemble also invested heavily an African hut. It housed in the future of the city the largest Girl Scout through its children. and Boy Scout programs “Peoples got the in the District, a drama reputation for the place group, liturgical dancers, where you wanted an investment club, a to bring kids,” said credit union, a weekly Washington lawyer meeting of Alcoholics Bradley A. Thomas, Anonymous, a cherished — Bradley Thomas said of Stanley pipe organ and several who grew up in the church, raised his own choirs, as well as a two children there and whose father, the late regular jazz vespers service. He led the Ashton Thomas, was the first Black person to participation of his men’s fellowship in the Million Man March in 1995 and established work in the mailroom of the White House. “Peoples was his first priority,” Thomas said a regular youth-oriented collaboration with Jewish congregants on the federal holiday of Stanley. “He was involved in a lot of stuff, honoring King. but never at the expense of Peoples Church.” He was a member of the board of the Tony Stanley, as Rev. Stanley was known affectionately, came to Washington as a Greater Washington United Way and an graduate of Talladega College in Alabama and adjunct professor at the Howard University Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Conn. School of Divinity, as well as an instructor He had previously served as an assistant at the Urban Institute in Washington. He pastor at Plymouth Congregational United also was a vice president of the Council of Churches of Metropolitan Washington. Church of Christ in Detroit. His marriages to Beatrice Perry and Peoples Church, in the District’s solidly middle-class Black neighborhood of Petworth, Andrea Young ended in divorce. He is was founded in 1891 by the children and survived by a sister, Ollie Mae Stanley of grandchildren of slaves as a spinoff from Bradenton, Fla.; daughters Kathryn Stanley Asbury United Methodist Church. It was of Atlanta and Taylor Marie Stanley of the pastored for nearly four decades by the Rev. District; and son Nathaniel Stanley, also of Arthur Fletcher Elmes. Washington, D.C. As senior minister, Rev. Stanley injected A memorial service is scheduled for Oct. himself and his congregation into the 10 at Peoples Church on 13th Street NW.

“Peoples was his first priority. He was involved in a lot of stuff, but never at the expense of Peoples Church.”

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OPINION

It’s Time to Get Marching

As the more extreme House Republicans threaten Armageddon unless we agree to defund the Affordable Care Act (or, as we now typically call it, “ObamaCare”), the Affordable Care Act is already making a positive difference in people’s lives. We all know someone who now can obtain insurance, despite a pre-existing condition. As critical as this reform has been for the neighbors who are affected, many, many more of us are also benefitting from the new law. The facts are clear. During the last three years, more than 71 million privatelyinsured Americans have gained access to free preventive services. At least 105 million Americans have had lifetime limits removed from their insurance. More than 13 million of us have received a staggering $1 billion or more in rebates from health insurance companies that Rep. Elijah charged them excessive premiums. Cummings Yet this is not all that we have accomplished thus far in our efforts to reform healthcare financing. During those same three initial years, more than 6.3 million of our neighbors who rely upon Medicare have saved over $6.1 billion on their prescription drugs – and 34 million seniors have received a free preventive service. A total of 6.6 million young adults up to age 26 have obtained insurance through their parents’ plans. These results have been real, practical and well-deserved contributions to people’s lives. Now, our challenge is to successfully implement the next stage of health insurance reform. Here in Maryland, we still have the president’s back where extending affordable healthcare to all Americans is concerned. More to the point, as our Sept. 14 town hall’s participants will attest, we have our own backs – and our neighbors’ as well. Congressman John Conyers Jr., Congressman Robert Scott and Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown were eloquent in their presentations as they advanced our concept that affordable health care is a fundamental human rights obligation for any truly civilized society. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Joanne Corte Grossi and Baltimore City’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, laid out the challenges involved in connecting the hundreds of thousands of uninsured Marylanders to better healthcare at costs that they can afford. Most of all, however, we must give credit to the community leaders who now must take “ObamaCare” into its final, most essential stage. On Oct. 1, we will begin open enrollment in the ACA’s new Health Insurance Marketplaces. Those who qualify will be able to sign up for expanded Medicaid coverage. Those whose income is a little higher will be able to receive sliding-scale premium tax credits to make their coverage more affordable. Small businesses will obtain help in insuring their employees. Here in Maryland, our marketplace will provide direct local access, including HealthCare Access Maryland (www.healthcareaccessmaryland.org) (410-649-0500) and Healthy Howard (www. healthyhowardmd.org) (410-988-3737). These on-line marketplaces, along with the convenience and expanded competition among insurers that they will encourage, are important practical elements in advancing our progressive

vision. Another is the increased federal support to Maryland’s Federally Qualified Community Health Centers. These health centers will be a critical bridge to better health for the nearly 300,000 patients they served last year, one-quarter of whom were uninsured. I am confident that the outreach by these organizations will be substantial. Yet, I believe that our success will require the engagement of our faith communities, unions and social organizations if we truly are to get the job of insuring everyone accomplished. We have been fighting minority health disparities for decades. Now we have a president and a national healthcare policy that can save hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of lives. Tens of thousands of our neighbors here in central Maryland lack health insurance. Far too many of our infants are dying. Women and men alike who could be saved if they were afforded preventive care can now have access to the best healthcare facilities in the world. Here is a basic truth. While some are doing everything within their power to make healthcare reform fail, it will be the active engagement by our religious, social, labor and community leaders who can make these reforms succeed. I firmly believe that only these community leaders can assure that barriers to better health are broken down and relegated to the past. As President Obama recently reminded us from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, when we reach out to lift up our neighbors in life, we, too, are marching for civil rights. Brothers and Sisters, once again, it’s time to get marching. Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s Seventh Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

Selling Out Black College Football to Make a Buck I cringed as the scores came in over the weekend. Ohio State 76, Florida A&M 0. Florida State 54, Bethune-Cookman 6. Miami 77, Savannah State 7. Our HBCUs have traded their proud, rich football heritage for money. And I don’t think it’s worth it. There’s only one reason our HBCUs schedule games against schools whose head coaches make more than their entire athletic budgets: they earn a big payday, even if that means being publicly George E. Curry humiliated. The irony is that the Southeastern Conference wouldn’t continue to have a lock on national football championships were it not for their Black players. And it wasn’t all that long ago that Blacks were as unwelcomed in the SEC as they were at KKK rallies. But when the University of Southern California’s Sam Cunningham ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries in 1970 as USC routed Alabama 42-21 in Birmingham, the conference got the message that they couldn’t win without Black talent. Until then, if Black athletes wanted to play in the South, they had to attend HBCUs. It was never a question of talent. More than 1,200 players from Black colleges have played in the National Footall League, including 150 who have made it to the Super Bowl.

NFL stars from HBCUs include: Jerry Rice (Mississippi Valley), Michael Strahan (Texas Southern), Walter Payton (Jackson State), Art Snell (University of Maryland Eastern Shore), Ed “Too Tall” Jones and Richard Dent (Tennessee State), Bob Hayes and Willie Galimore (Florida A&M), Donald Driver and Steve McNair (Alcorn State), Deacon Jones and Harry Carson (South Carolina State), John Stallworth (Alabama A&M), Mel Blount (Southern), Larry Little (Bethune-Cookman), Rayfield Wright (Fort Valley State), and L.C. Greenwood (University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff). Grambling’s Paul “Tank” Younger went to the L.A. Rams and became the first HBCU player to make it in the NFL. Grambling has four players in the NFL Hall of Fame: Willie Davis, Junious “Buck” Buchanan, Willie Brown and Charlie Joiner. Eddie Robinson coached Jim Harris, the first Black quarterback to start in the NFL and be named MVP of the Pro Bowl, and Doug Williams, the first Black quarterback to start in, win and become MVP of a Super Bowl. Football has always been a part of my life. I played quarterback at Druid High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was quarterback and cocaptain of my football team at Knoxville College in Tenn., landed my first job in journalism at Sports Illustrated and wrote my first book about Jake Gaither, the legendary football coach at Florida A&M who won 85 percent of his games over 25 years and never had a losing season. I still love the game and have deep respect for Gaither, Robinson and John Merritt at Tennessee State, the giants of a bygone era. Gaither said that because of segregation, the only way he was able to prove the quality of his players was when they turned pro. That was true until Nov. 29, 1969 when Florida A&M played Tampa

University in the first game in the Deep South between a Black college and a predominantly White university. FAMU, the underdog, won 34-28. Unfortunately, most of our Black youth don’t know about the glory days of Black college football. I tried to help fill the gap in 1977 when I wrote, Jake Gaither: America’s Most Famous Black Coach. Recently, Vern Smith, a screenwriter and former Atlanta bureau chief for Newsweek, wrote a screenplay based on my book. We’re in the process of shopping the script, hoping to present the real story about Black college football. The best known movie about Black college football is “White Tiger,” a made-for-TV movie starring Bruce Jenner as the first White quarterback at previously all-Black Grambling College, now Grambling State University. In the movie, Harry Belafonte plays the role of Coach Eddie Robinson. The fact that a White actor was the star in a movie about Black college football is proof that Hollywood was never serious about telling our story. According to the Census Bureau, 53 percent of the Black population is under the age of 35. That means that more than half of African Americans were born after 1978. They don’t know anything about Jake Gaither, Eddie Robinson or John Merritt. All they see are the lopsided scores on Saturdays. Vern Smith and I hope to get our movie made if for no other reason than to let them know that it wasn’t always this way.    George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA.) 

Urgency and Persistence Needed to Stop Gun Violence “There’s something evil in our society that we as Americans have to work to try and eradicate…I would like you to put my trauma center out of business. I really would. I would like to not be an expert on gunshots. Let’s get rid of this. This is not America.” – Dr. Janis Orlowski, MedStar Hospital, after treating gunshot victims of the Navy Yard massacre At only 24 years old Timothy Dawkins was already well respected in his hometown of Washington, D.C. as a young leader and youth organizer wise for his years. His colleague Trayon White, a District of Columbia State Board of Education member, described him to a reporter this way: “Tim was just very different. You’re talking about a young man who went to seminary school when he was 21. Someone who got married when he was 21. . . He was an old soul; a soldier.” Every July, clergy, seminarians, religious educators, young adult leaders, and other faith-based advocates for children gather for five

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days of spiritual renewal, networking, organizing and movement building training to address the urgent needs of children and examine what faith and community institutions can and must do to meet them. Timothy was there this year as part of the Children Defense Fund’s Young Advocate Leadership Training program, which connects young leaders committed to protecting children, and to social justice from across the country. Our 2013 theme was based on a biblical passage from the Hebrew prophet Micah: “[God] shall judge between many peoples, and shall arbitrate between strong nations far away; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” For Timothy, the training to end the violence of guns and child poverty was deeply relevant: he was an activist in one of the District of Columbia’s poorest and most violence-stricken neighborhoods and he had already dedicated his life to answering the call to people of faith to combat violence; and make a difference. In his spare, time he could be found studying in the neighborhood library emulating role models like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sadly, just a few weeks after Timothy attended our training, he was shot and killed walking in his Southeast D.C. neighborhood at 6:30 on a summer evening. Police quickly suspected the gunfire was meant for someone else and not the unarmed seminary student known in the neighborhood as a peacemaker. But what difference does that make? His friend Trayon

White said, “Unfortunately he was a victim of ignorance. . . He was truly an example for our young people, and we need more examples, especially Black men, standing in the gap, because we’re lost out here.” Timothy left behind a wife and a two-year-old son. He also left a neighborhood and community that are richer because of his dedication and presence but also much poorer because of his senseless death. And he left a city and nation that have yet to stand up to the scourge of gun violence that kills or injures a child or teen every half hour and has killed more people in America in our unremitting civil war fueled by guns than all the declared wars against external enemies in our history. Just last week a man with mental illness wielding a sawed-off shotgun killed 12 people and injured eight before being killed himself in our nation’s capital. And there was the news of a mass shooting attack at a pick-up basketball game at a Chicago park that injured 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy who was left in critical condition. What is it going to take for us to stand up and say enough to this internal gun war of American against American? What is it going to take to create a mental health system that prevents such tragedies from happening over and over? What is it going to take for us to pass and enforce adequate gun safety laws? What is it going to take to love and protect human life, especially children more than guns? Is the doctor right that this is not America?  Marian Wright Edelman is president of the Children’s Defense Fund. For more information go to www.childrensdefense.org.


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The Congressional Black Caucus

The president and the first lady greet the crowd

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Judge Greg Mathis gives the invocation

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)

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The Congressional Black Caucus Willie Jolley Foundation’s annual Phoenix Awards Dinner paid tribute Rep. Emanuel Cleaver to the legacy and (D-Mo.) and Pamela G. achievement of Alexander present the extraordinary Phoenix Award to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) individuals that have positively impacted the African American experience. Honorees were: Elaine Jones, former president and directorcounsel of the NAACP’s Legal Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) Defense Fund, U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), former U.S. President Bill Clinton and the long list of civil rights martyrs who were killed in 1963. Kinsasha Cornwill, of the National Museum of African American History and Culture accepted Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) the latter award. President Obama served as the event’s keynote speaker.

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), emcees Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) and the New York Contingent

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Musicians Stephanie and Marlon Jordon perform a selection

Debbie Jarvis and Beverly Perry

AFRO staffers Blair Adams, Lenora Howze, Avis Thomas-Lester and Ariel Medley

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) Photos by Rob Roberts

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) with Lala Rochon-Fuqua, wife of Antoine Fuqua

Mereda Davis Johnson of, CBC Spouses with Antoine Fuqua and Event Chair Maya Rockeymoore Cummings

Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) (center) and wife with some friends at the CBC Spouses Celebration of Leadership

Annual Legislative Conference Co-Chair and Rep. Donna Edwards(D-Md.), CBC Spouses Chairn Mereda Davis Johnson, Tananarive Due, Antoine Fuqua, CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), A. Shuanise Washington, president/CEO, CBCF, Carrie Mae Weems and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La)

The spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members raised funds for fine arts scholarships Sept. 18 at the 17th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Northwest, Washington, D.C. Honored at the celebration were director/producer Antoine Fuqua, author/ screenwriter Tananarive Due, and artist Carrie Mae Weems. Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings organized the event. Mereda Davis Johnson chairs the CBC Spouses.

CBC Spouses Chair Mereda Davis Johnson, Honoree Carrie Mae Weems, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, event chair and Deborah Willis

2013-2014 Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Recipients: Levern Hamer, theatre; Tehvon Fowler- Chapman, music education; Kandace Wyatt, music and Kevin Cobb, painting

Mereda Davis Johnson, CBC Spouse and Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Event Chair (right) presents award to Honoree Tananarive Due

Rep. and Mrs. Elijah Cummings congratulate Antoine Fuqua (center)

CBC members, spouses, honorees and scholarship recipients Carrie Mae Weems, Debbie Bragg, Abbey Hairston, Verjeana Jacobs and Angela Clarke

Photos by Rob Roberts

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation(CBCF) 43rd Annual legislative Conference(ALC) hosted it’s Prayer Breakfast with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Marvin Sapp, an award winning gospel singer who pastor’s the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Mich. An overflow crowd filled Hall D oF the DC Convention Center. A special benediction was given by civil right icon, Rep. John Lewis. AME Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie greets Rev. Dr. Marvin Sapp, the keynote speaker; Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) in background

Rev. Dr. Myrtle Bowen (standing, right), pastor, Gilbraith AME Church with members of the congregation Lori George Billingsley, VP, Public Affairs and Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Reps. Donna Edwards(D-Md.) and Cedric Richmond (D-La.),ALC Co-Chairs, and Ingrid Saunders Jones, chair, NCNW, retired Coca-Cola Co. chair

Members of the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Gospel Service

Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy performs Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music leading the Praise and Worship

Rev. Dr. Marvin Sapp, A. Shuanise Washington, Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), chair, CBC, and Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.)

Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D--Ga.) (center) with Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) (left) and his family

Keynote speaker, Dr. Marvin L. Sapp, senior pastor, Lighthouse Full Life Center Church, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Actress/Author Victoria Rowell at an after prayer breakfast book signing with a book purchaser

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Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) presents special award to Sen. Carl Levin Photos by Rob Roberts

he Michigan Black Caucus Delegation hosted a reception on Sept. 20 at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Honorees included Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) and Sen. Carl Levin. The event featured a performance by Morris Day and his band, The Time. Following the reception, the Motown Afterglow concert kicked off and featured a performance by legendary rapper MC Lyte.

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Rep. John Conyers and US Sen. Carl Levin

Radio announcer Joe Madison and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) Retired Major Terrence McRae, receives award from Pamela Alexander, Ford Motor Company

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Gabriele Tyler and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Edgar Brookins with Malika and Vernon Curry

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ational Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial addressed a networking reception hosted by The Prudential Insurance Company and its CEO, John Strangfeld, at 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. on the rooftop where hundreds of young professionals came to meet, greet and network.

Megan O. Moore, Office of Legislative Affairs, Department of Treasury and David Hawkins Jr.

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Keisha Robinson, MBA, MPM, Young Professionals Network, NOVA Urban League, Kyle Williams, legislative director, National Urban League and Teneille Walker, Young Professionals Network, NOVA Urban League

Marc Morial giving remarks Young Professionals networking

Nneka Igbokwe and Courtnee Davis Wyatt Robinson, Lisa Rivers, Department of Defense, Greg Jackson, Jr., and Bryant Marsha Dixon, Securities and Exchange Cameron, Physician Commission attorney, and Nikki Duncan, Global Cold Chain Alliance

The NUL and Prudential working together to make things happen in the community

Exodie Roe III, Brian Greer, Brad Blaisdell and David Hawkins Jr. Photos by Rob Roberts

Marc Morial, president-CEO, NUL, John Strangfeld, CEO, Prudential Insurance Company and Sharon Taylor, Prudential Insurance Company

Ashleigh Peoples Russell, Kiesha Cockett, Presley Nelson, Jr., Samantha Kotey and Stacie Posey

The NUL and Prudential working together to make positive changes in the community

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together, addressing issues plaguing African-American communities and initiating change. “There will not be a formal invite to make change,” said Washington. Remarks at the prayer breakfast were also delivered by Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), Coca Cola Vice President Community Relations Lori G. Billingsley and Ingrid Sanders Jones who is entering her second year at the helm of the National Council of Negro Women. White House Public Engagement Advisor Paul Monteiro restated the Obama administration’s call for public support of the Affordable Health Care Act and public opposition to a funding slash for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Monteiro stated that 45 percent of SNAP beneficiaries are children and that the Obama administration will continue to fight for affordable health care and food stamp assistance.

By Ariel Medley AFRO Staff Writer Positive words and positive thinking are the keys to negotiating this world, Rev. Marvin Sapp told an estimated crowd of more than 3,000 people gathered at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest, D.C. for the 43rd Annual Legislative Conference’s Prayer Breakfast. “Do not spit venomous words from your mouth,” Sapp, American gospel singer and pastor of the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Rev. Marvin Sapp Michigan, said. “Words are powerful. Your words have power.” Sapp closed his sermon with his award-winning song, “Never Would Have Made It, ” accompanied by impromptu cheering and singing-along from the audience. The prayer breakfast, from 7:30 to 10 a.m., opened the fourth and final day of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 2013 annual conference. Inside the elegantly decorated hall, attendees were seated, served a light meal, and serenaded by live jazz and an opening number by Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy, musical ministry of First Baptist Church of

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Glenarden in Glenarden, Md. The CBC Prayer Breakfast is regarded as one of the key events of the annual conference, occurring at a day, time and price that makes it a popular and widelyattended and accessible event. “It Starts With You,” proclaimed CBCF Chair, Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) echoing this year’s Annual Legislative Conference theme in his opening speech. “We have a special responsibility. We can rebuild the loss if we have the mind to work. ” CBCF President and CEO A. Shuanise Washington stressed the importance of communities coming

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A Moment of Style for Men During CBC’s ALC By Ashley D. Diggs AFRO Staff Writer Dressed in his Italian, black, custom-made Prince Louis Paris suit, Richard W. Glover, chairman of DC Fashion Foundation, explained recently that men are fashionable creatures, too. “I wanted to bring men together with fashion using style,” Glover said at this year’s Honoring Men of Style event held at the Cities Restaurant on 19th Street, N.W. It is a gathering that is “designed to honor and build the men’s style society,” he said, characterizing the men in attendance as gentlemen who define “the art of manliness,” he said. Glover of BLIS FM’s “The Cellar” radio show and his friend Dave Rich, CEO of Rich Entertainment, presented the third annual Photo Credit: Spencer Levi Peace Men’s Style Society event DCFF Chairman Richard Glover (front left) pose with his Sept. 18 during the 43rd well suited honorees and guests. Annual Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Present at the Cities Restaurant was a phalanx of male “fashionistos,” trendsetters, and representatives of fashion designers like Liam Michael Shoes for men and d’Oro Prive’, a fashion line specializing in shoes and jewelry. And at this chic, private, evening affair emceed by comedienne Shawn Mason Spence, not a single attendee was underdressed. Fashionable supporters and sponsors walked the red-carpet, drank cocktails, and snapped photos at the partially outdoor venue. The ascot and bow-tied evening continued as Glover presented awards to the distinguished gentlemen. Stylish honorees included Guy Lambert, WPGC 95.5 news director; Lance London, owner of Carolina Kitchen, Southern cuisine restaurant; Cory Brim, CEO of Sugar Rim Bar, a mobile bartending company; Damon Scott, CEO of Intelligent Black Men, an event planning service.

Shoe designer Franklin Samuels, founder of Liam Michael Shoes, said he created the firm to meet what he perceived as a fashion need. “Men wore square-toed shoes back in the day, and I hated it. So I decided to make my own line.” Liam Michael Shoes, named after his son Liam Michael, were showcased at the pin-striped, well-suited affair. The pointy-toed shoe, purchased by acclaimed actor Laurence Fishburne last year at Howard Theatre, comes in ebony, chestnut brown, and mahogany hues, and is priced between $125 and $220 at Sal’s Boutique in the highend Georgetown corridor. It’s rare to find a fashion forward event that’s maledominated. “I just wanted to do something different,” said event co-chair Dave Rich, CEO of Rich Entertainment. Christine Brooks-Cropper, president of DCFF, said, “I saw Richard’s vision with Men’s’ Style Society, and went with it. He was the brainchild of this wonderful Photo Credit: Spencer Levi Peace event. He is the chairman of Distinguished gentlemen show off their attire for the my board therefore I support evening. him.” Glover already has plans, he explained, for an even bigger, more awarding event next year. The DC Fashion Foundation (DCFF) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization created by the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce in June 2009 to support the Washington, D.C. area fashion community. The DC Fashion Foundation conducts Camp Runway, an educational summer program for youth, the Fashion Academy, and the Sew N’ Know After School Program. In addition, DCFF performs workforce training initiatives, and offers networking and mentoring opportunities for aspiring fashion professionals and entrepreneurs.

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resilient, receptive And relevAnt The AfricAn-AmericAn consumer

2013 reporT Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association have strategically collaborated for three years to present an annual in-depth analytical report on the African-American consumer. The reports have become widely respected throughout the industry, and have created more conscious consumers. The following four pages are excerpts from the full 32-page report, which is available for download at www.nielsen.com.

Overview Black buying power continues to increase, rising from its current $1 trillion level to a forecasted $1.3 trillion by 2017.1 African-Americans have unique preferences from the total U.S. population that makes them an important group to watch. Of the $75 billion spent on television, radio, internet, and magazine advertising only $2.24 billion was spent with media focused on Black audiences. Black businesses, agencies, and media continue to wrestle with this disparity as it is not reflective of the overall high consumption patterns and behavioral trends of the Black consumer.

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Philadelphia, PA Baltimore, MD Washington, DC

Southern Cities

Raleigh, NC Columbia, SC Atlanta, GA

Black women continue to grow their importance to the Black community. Black women Head of Households represent 29% of all Black households, compared to 20% for the overall population.2 Women control 43% of the annual spending power for the Black population, and own the majority of Black businesses. 1

of blaCks live in the south

of blaCk population is under the age of 35

The Black population, on average, is three years younger than their peers, with an average age of 35 compared to 38. More than half of the population, 53%, is under the age of 35, compared to 47% of the Total Market population.

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Surprisingly, the southern migration is not limited solely to older retirees. Young, educated, and forward-thinking Black professionals are deciding to call the South home as well.

Jackson, MS

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Advertising If consumption patterns dictated a company’s advertising budget then advertisers should be spending proportionately with African-American media as follows:

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advertisers’ spending with media foCused on blaCk audienCes is Just of $75 billion spent in 2012 on television, magazines, internet, and radio advertisements. Top 5 adverTisers’ annual spend wiTh Media FoCused on BlaCk audienCes 1 Procter & Gamble: $75,323

44% higher spend on Education and Career websites

L’Oréal: $52,341

38% higher spend on streaming websites

McDonald’s: $38,241

37% higher spend on television (with a special emphasis on cable)

Unilever: $31,488

15% higher spend on mobile phone advertising

U.S. Government: $28,369

Companies mistakenly believe beCause there are no language barriers that a general market “one-size-fits-all” strategy is an effeCtive way to reaCh afriCanameriCans. Just the opposite is true.

Q1 Top 5 CaTegories spend wiTh Media FoCused on BlaCk audienCes 2 Restaurant–Quick Svc $24,200 Automotive: $21,728 Motion Pictures: $20,310 Telephone Svcs & Wireless: $15,622

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Insurance: $13,236 Note: All dollars are in millions Source: Nielsen Selections: Cable TV, Synd TV, Network TV, Spot Radio, National Magazine, Internet 1 Period: Jan. 1, 2012–Dec 31, 2012 2 Period: Jan 1, 2013–Mar. 31, 2013

43 m aBouT nielsen Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www. nielsen.com. aBouT nnpa The National Newspaper Publishers Association, also known as the Black Press of America, is a 73-year-old federation of nearly 200 Black community newspapers from across the United States.

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Shaq Buys Minority Share of Sacramento Kings

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Former National Basketball Association star center Shaquille O’Neal has returned to the NBA, this time with a seat in the owner’s box. According to USA TODAY Sports, O’Neal recently purchased a minority percentage of the Sacramento Kings, officially adding the title of NBA team owner to his long portfolio of accomplishments. USA TODAY Sports reported that O’Neal’s minority ownership rights are effective as of Sept. 23 where he will Shaquillle O’Neal travel to Sacramento to meet with the Kings players, coaches and principle owner, Vivek Ranadive, who heads the group that purchased the Kings for $535 million earlier this year. “I wanted to find somebody to add to the ownership group who truly represented 21st century basketball, who represented my vision of NBA 3.0, which is having an understanding of technology, wanting to build a global brand and being global in their thinking, and really being committed to having an impact in the community,” Ranadive told USA TODAY Sports. Ironically, O’Neal was known for abusing the Kings during much of his playing career. He dominated the Kings almost annually during his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, causing the Kings to play second fiddle while the Lakers went on to win three NBA championships from 2000-02. He also verbally bashed the Sacramento franchise, referring to them as the Sacramento “Queens” during an interview in 2002. Now he’s making it his personal responsibility to turn the Kings into one of the premiere

Bowie State Uses Defense to Hold Off Concord

The Bowie State University (BSU) Bulldogs claimed a 2-1 record after winning their home opener, 16-10, over the Concord University Mountain Lions on Sept. 21 in Bowie, Md. Better known for its explosive offense, Bowie State relied on its defense against Concord as the Bulldogs held on to a close victory that wasn’t earned until the very end of the game. Bowie State led 16-10 with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter and Concord had four different chances to score a go-ahead touchdown win the game, but the Bulldogs held

off Concord each time to secure the win. One of BSU’s defensive stops came on the final play of the game, when the Bulldogs forced an incompletion on a potential game-winning touchdown to end regulation. BSU redshirt sophomore linebacker Antoine Young, a Washington, D.C. native from Suitland High, led his team with 14 tackles, including eight solo tackles. Redshirt junior running back Keith Brown scored both of Bowie State’s touchdowns; the Temple Hills, Md. native rushed for a careerhigh 149 yards.

attractions in the NBA. “What interested me in this deal is the new vision, the new Kings, the new everything,” said O’Neal, who jokingly referred to himself as Dr. O’Neal, a play off the title of Dr. Jerry Buss, the late former Lakers owner, O’Neal actually did earn a doctoral degree in human resources development from Barry University in 2012. “I’ve always wanted to be part of something like this. … It’s going to be great,” Shaq told the USA TODAY Sports reporter. Reports say O‘Neal has already scheduled a private dinner meeting with the most highprofiled player on the Kings roster, center DeMarcus Cousin, to establish a mentorship with the young star. “You hear people say all the time that [Cousins] is probably the most talented big man in the league, so now if you’ve got that behind your name, then everything else must follow,” O’Neal told USA TODAY Sports. “I’m going to teach him a few things to add to his game.” He didn’t mention whether or not his new role as Kings minority owner will affect his current job as an analyst for TNT’s “Inside the NBA” show. However, it is possible that he can still do the show. Former Lakers teammate Magic Johnson served as an analyst for ESPN while he was minority owner of the Lakers.

Former Heavyweight Champ Ken Norton Sr. Dies at 70 By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor Former heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton Sr., known famously for beating Muhammad Ali in 1973 and also as the father of former Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl champion linebacker Ken Norton Jr., reportedly died on Sept. 18 from congestive heart failure. He was Ken Morton 70-years-old. According to reports, Norton died at a hospital in Arizona Wednesday where he was rehabbing from a stroke suffered last year. Norton rose to fame in ’73 after breaking Ali’s jaw on his way to stunning victory,

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Claims against the decedent shall be preSuperior Court of sented to the underthe District of signed with a copy to the Columbia Register of Wills or filed Civil Division with the Register of Wills with a copy to the underCase No. 13-0006435 signed, on or before IN RE: March 27th, 2014, or be Taunee Rose Grant forever barred. 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TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER WILLS TYPESET: OF Mon Sep 23 13:47:56 EDT 2013 a. Name Changes 9/27,EDT 10/4, 2013 10/11/13 14:42:40 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 20132ADM465 Belinda M. Rollins Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Louise S. Carey, whose address is 1013 9th Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Belinda M. Rollins , who died on March 2, 2012 without a Will. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before October 27th, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before October 27th, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Louise S.Carey Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/27/, 10/4, 10/11/13

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM960 Alberta Murphy Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Donald Murphy, whose address is 257 56th Pl, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20019, was were appointed personal representative of the estate of Alberta Murphy, who died on April 24th, 2006 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before March 27th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before March 27th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Donald Murphy Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM898 Gerald L. Moye, Sr. Decedent APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Terry L. Moye whose address is 800 Kenilworth Avenue, N.E. Washington, DC 20019, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Gerald L. Moye,Sr., who died on September 24, 2008 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 Marchy 20th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before March 20th, 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: September20th,2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Terry L. Moye Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/20, 9/27, 10/3/13

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0006201 IN RE: Charmayne Sandra-Marie Stewart Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Charmayne Sandra-Marie Stewart having filed a applicantion for judgment changing the name from Charmayne Sandra-Marie Stewart to Marcus Ryan Stewart 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 11th day of September 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican , a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days 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 30th day of October, 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 ORDERED, that the applicant must send the application for change of name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filing the affidavit/ declaration of service SO ORDERED JUDGE 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/2013

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0005984 IN RE: Bernard Dontaue Hickson Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Bernard Dontaue Hickson having filed a applicant for judgment changing the name from Bernard Dontaue Hickson name to Allaysia London Pierce 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 3rd day of September 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspaper, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days 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 22nd day of October, 2013 at 3:15 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, that the applicant must send the application for change of name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filing the affidavit/ declaratiion of service. SO ORDERED JUDGE 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/13

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Timi Rotimi Omokehinde having filed a complaint for judgment changing YumnBaiyyinah Ayomitunlesi Omokehinde name to Yumn Baiyyinah Akins 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 21st day of December 2013, hereby ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 25th day of September 2013, why the prayers of said complaint should not be granted; provided that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks before said day in the Afro-American Newspaper. SO ORDERED JUDGE TYPESET: Tue Sep 10 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/13

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13bp609 IN RE: Timi Rotimi Omokehinde Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Timi Rotimi Omokehinde having filed a complaint for judgment changing HaatimSajjaad Ayomitomiwa Omokehinde name to Haatim Sajjaad Akins 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 21st day of August 2013, hereby ORDERED, that all person concered show cause, if any there be,on or before the 25th day of September 2013, why the prayers of said complaint should not be granted: provided that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks before said day in the Afro-American Newspaper. SO ORDERED JUDGE TYPESET: Tue Sep 10 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/13

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0005646 IN RE: Dominic Antonio Dooley Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Dominic Antonio Dooley having filed a application for judgment changing the name from Dominic Antonio Dooley to Dominique Daenerys Bryant 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 19th day of August 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in Afro-American , a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name of an adult will be held in Judge-inChambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Ind i a n a AvEDT e n u e 2013 N . W. , 16:25:15 Washington DC 20001, on the 7th day of October, 2013 at 3:15 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, that the applicant must send the application for change of name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filing the affidavit/ declaration of service and to credit card companies involved in fruad cases. the applicant must Send the application for change of name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the D.C. Chief of Police, 300 Indiana Avenue, N.W., ROOM 5080, Washington, D.C. 20001, the Department of Corrections and the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filing the affidavit/declaration of service. the applicant must send te application for change of 16:26:11 EDT name of an adult 2013 and notice of finl hearing to Fairfax County Circuit Court and the Chief of Police for Fairfax County. SO ORDERED JUDGE TYPESET: 10 9/13,Tue 9/20, Sep 9/27/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013adm895 Iris T. Johnson Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Kym W. Smallwood, whose address is 800 Kenilworth Ave N.E. #316 Washington, D.C. 20019, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Iris T. Johnson, who died on July 18th, 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 March 13th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before March 13th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 13th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Kym W. Smallwood Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Sep 10 REGISTER 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/13

Superior Court of the District of Superior Court of District of Columbia the District of 16:19:25 EDTDIVISION 2013 PROBATE Columbia Washington, D.C. Civil Division 20001-2131 Case No. 13FSP610 Superior Court of Administration No. IN RE: the District of 2013ADM653 Timi Columbia Ernest Lewis Rotimi Omokehinde Civil Division Decedent Applicant Case No. 2013CA5709 NOTICE OF ORDER OF IN RE: APPOINTMENT, Rahamatalai PUBLICATION NOTICE TO Titilola ArogundadeCHANGE OF NAME CREDITORS Timi Rotimi Omokehinde Omokehinde AND NOTICE TO having filed a complaint for Applicant UNKNOWN HEIRS ORDER OF judgment changing UzmaRonald L.Taylor, whose PUBLICATION Tasneem Ayomitelera CHANGE OF NAME address is 2518 Fairhill Omokehinde name to Uzma Tasneem Akins and having R a h a m a t a l a i T i t i l o l a Drive, Suitland MD Arogundade-Omokehinde applied to the court for an Or20746, was appointed having filed a complaint for der of Publication of the nopersonal representative changing the name tice required by law in such judgment from Rahamatalai Titilola of the estate of Ernest cases; it is by the Court this Arogundade-Omokehinde to Lewis, who died on 21st day of August 2013, Rahamatalai Lola Akins and March 11th, 2013 without hereby having applied to the court for a will and will serve withORDERED, thatall persons an Order of Publication of the out Court supervision. All show cause, if any there be, notice required by law in such on or before the 25th day of cases; it is by the Court this unknown heirs and heirs 21st day of August 2013, September 2013, why the whose whereabouts are hereby prayers of said complaint ORDERED, that a copy of unknown shall enter their should not be granted; pro- this Order be published once appearance in this vided that a copy of this order a week for three (3) consecuproceeding. Objections be published once a week for tive weeks, in Afro-American to such appointment three (3) consecutive weeks Newspaper, a newspaper of shall be filed with the before said day in the Afro- general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is furRegister of Wills, D.C., American Newspaper. ther 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd SO ORDERED ORDERED, that the publicaJUDGE TYPESET: Tue Sep 10 16:26:58 EDTno2013 Floor Washington, D.C. tion must began later than 9/13/, 9/20, 9/27/13 12 days after the filing of the 20001, on or before application; and is further March 13th, 2014. ORDERED, that the FINAL Claims against the deSuperior Court of HEARING on this application cedent shall be prethe District of to change name will be held sented to the underin Judge-in-Chambers, Columbia Room 4220 in the District of signed with a copy to the Family Court Columbia at 500 Indiana Register of Wills or filed Case No. 13FSP611 Avenue NW Washington DC with the Register of Wills 20001, on the 9th day of IN RE: with a copy to the underOctober, 2013 at 2:30 pm.If Timi Rotimi any person desires to opsigned, on or before Omokehinde pose this application, that March 13th, 2014, or be Applicant person or his or her attorney forever barred. Persons must be present at the hearORDER OF ing or file written detailed believed to be heirs or PUBLICATION objections five (5) days in adlegatees of the decedent CHANGE OF NAME vance of the hearing with who do not receive a Timi Rotimi Omokehinde Judge-in-Chambers and mail copy of this notice by mail having filed a complaint for a copy of the applicant or apwithin 25 days of its first judgment changing Thanaa- plicant’s counsel; and it is furS a l s a b i l A y o m i k u n s i ther publication shall so inO m o k e h i n d e n a m e t o SO ORDERED form the Register of Thanaa Salsabil Akins and the applicant must send thw Wills, including name, having applied to the court for application for change of name of an adult and notice address and relationan Order of Publication of the of final hearing to the apship. notice required by law in such plicant’s creditors personally Date of Publication: cases; it is by the Court this or by registered or certified September 13th, 2013 21st day of August 2013, mail and show proof of serhereby vice by filing the affidavit/ Name of newspaper: ORDERED, that all persons declaration of service. Afro-American the application must send the concerned show cause, if Washington any there be, on or before the application for change of Law Reporter 25th day of September 2013, name of an adult and notice Ronald L. Taylor why the prayers of said com- of final hearing to the US Department of Homeland Persona plaint should not be granted; Security - Immigration and l Representative provided that a copy of this C u s t o m s E n f o r c e m e n t Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks before said day in the Afro-American Newspaper. SO ORDERED JUDGE 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/13

Agency, Washington Field Office, 2675 Prosperity Avenue, Fairfax Virginia 22031 personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service be made by filing the affidavit/declaration of service. SO ORDERED JUDGE 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/13

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0005733 IN RE: Antwaun Ball Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Antwaun Ball having filed a application for judgment changing the name from Antwaun Ball to Abdus Salaam Rashaad 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 21st day of August 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, to be completed within 30 days of filing of the application in Afro, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than two weeks after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 9th day of October, 2013 at 3:30 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 the notice be sent to the applicant’s creditos personally or by registered or certified mail and that proof of service be made by filing the affidavit/declaration of service in name change cases. that notice be sent personally or by registered or by or certified mail and that proof of service be made by filing the affidavit/declaration of service in name change cases. is incarcerated in a jurisdiction other that the District of Columbia, that notice shall be sent to the Federal Bureau of Prisons personally or by registered or certified mail and that proof of service of mailing be made by filing the affidavit/declaration of service in name change cases. SO ORDERED JUDGE

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM948 Percy Harrison, Jr. Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Ruby L. Tutt Harrison, whose address is 5909 Foote Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Percy Harrison, Jr. who died on February 17th, 2013 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before March 27th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before March 27th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ruby L. Tutt Harrison Personal Representative

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM562 Robert P. Albrecht Decedent Beth Shapiro Kaufman One Thomas Circle, NW; Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Mary Virginia Swisshelm Albrecht, whose address is 675 E St. NW Apt. 700; Washington, DC 20004, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Robert P. Albrecht, who died on March 10, 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 March 20, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before March 20, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 20, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Mary Virginia Swisshelm Albrecht Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/13

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM497 Sophie Wechsler Decedent Michele Zavos Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC 1400 Spring St. #460 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Michele Zavos and Jacqueline Rose Lerchbaum whose address(es) are 1604 Newton St. NE, Washington DC 20018/ 39 Rue de la Charelle. Paris France were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of Sophie Wechsler, who died on December 5th, 2012 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before March 30th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before March 30th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Michele Zavos and Jacqueline Rose Lercbhbaum Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/27/, 10/4, 10/11/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM955 Edward L. Gray AKA Edward L. Graye Decedent Larry C. Williams 1200 N Street, NW Apt. 403 Washington,DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Roma L. Gray, whose address is 1200 N Street, NW, APT 403, Washington, DC 20005 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Edward L. Gray AKA Edward L. Graye, who died on May 17th, 2003 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before March 27th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before March 27th, 204, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American 13:29:58 EDT 2013 Washington Law Reporter The Afro American Newspaper Co. Roma L. Gray Personal Representative

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM94 Leonard L Foster AKA Leonard Lee Foster Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Alan Lee Foster, whose address is 19005Crosstie Terrace, Germantown MD , 20874 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Leonard L. Foster AKA Leonard Lee Foster, who died on March 16th, 2011 with a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before March 27th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before March 27th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Alan Lee Foster Personal Representative

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Family Court Case No. 2013FSP335 IN RE: Karen Elizabeth Schindler Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Karen Schindler having filed a complaint for judgment changing Alexander Cruz Schindler name to Alexander Cruz Cosme Schindler 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 10th day of September 2013, hereby ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause,if any there be on or before the 4th day of October 2013, why prayers of said complaint should not be granted; provided that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks before said day in the in The Afro-American Newspaper. SO ORDERED JUDGE 9/20, Tue 9/27/,Sep 10/4/13 TYPESET: 17

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM926 Katie B. Gibbs Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Kathy Gibbs-Wood, whose address is 10204 Spring Water Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 2277 was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Katie B. Gibbs, who died on June 22, 2014 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor 13:41:21 W a s h i nEDT g t o n 2013 , D.C. 20001, on or before March 20th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before March 3rd, 203, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 20th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Kathy Gibbs-Wood Personal Representative

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM909 Josephine Adele Conwell Reid AKA Adele Reid Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Andrea Adele Reid, whose address is 4707 Halloran Court, Upper Marlboro MD 20772 was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Josephine Adele Conwell Reid AKA Adele R e i d , w h o d i e d o n TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF TueWILLS Sep 17 13:46:19 December 9th, 2012 with TYPESET: a will and will serve with- 9/20, 9/27, 10/41/3 out Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs SUPERIOR COURT OF whose whereabouts are THE DISTRICT OF unknown shall enter their COLUMBIA appearance in this PROBATE DIVISION proceeding. Objections Washington, D.C. to such appointment (or 20001-2131 to the probate of deAdministration No. TRUE TEST COPY cedent´s will) shall be 2013ADM663 REGISTER OF WILLS filed with the TYPESET: Mon Sep 23 13:44:06 EDTRegister 2013 of Estate of 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13 Wills, D.C., 515 5th Claire Williams Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Deceased TRUE TEST COPY Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . NOTICE OF Superior Court of REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Mon Sep 23 13:31:39 EDT 2013 20001, on or before STANDARD the District of 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13 M a r c h 2 0 t h , 2 0 1 4 . PROBATE District of Columbia Claims against the de- Notice is hereby given PROBATE DIVISION cedent shall be preSuperior Court of that a petition has been Washington, D.C. sented to the under- filed in this Court by the District of 20001-2131 signed with a copy to the Wells Fargo Bank.N.A. District of Columbia Administration No. Register of Wills or filed for standard probate, PROBATE DIVISION 2012ADM938 with the Register of Wills i n c l u d i n g t h e W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Flora Brown Carter with a copy to the under- appointment of one or 20001-2131 Decedent signed, on or before more personal repreAdministration No. Maria K. Day-Marshall March 20th, 2014, or be sentative. Unless a com2013ADM920 6329 Joslyn Place Glory Hill Washington C h e v e r l y M a r y l a n d forever barred. Persons plaint or an objection in believed to be heirs or accordance with SuperDecedent 20785 legatees of the decedent ior Court Probate DiLeonard C. Pederson, Attorney who do not receive a vision Rule 407 is filed in Jr,. Esq. NOTICE OF copy of this notice by mail this Court within 30 days 5039 Connecticut Ave APPOINTMENT, within 25 days of its first from the date of first pubN.W.,Building Three NOTICE TO publication shall so in- lication of this notice, the Washington,D.C. CREDITORS form the Register of 20008 Court may take the acAND NOTICE TO Wills, including name, tion hereinafter set forth. Attorney UNKNOWN HEIRS address and relationNOTICE OF In the absence of a will or P a m e l a J a e C a r t e r, APPOINTMENT, proof satisfactory to the whose address is 2745- ship. NOTICE TO court of due execution, 31st Place, Washington, Date of Publication: September 20th, 2013 CREDITORS enter an order determing D.C. was appointed perName of newspaper: AND NOTICE TO that the decedejt died sonal representative of Afro-American UNKNOWN HEIRS intestste the estate of Flora Brown Russell Alonzo Washing- Carter, who died on Washington appoint an unsupervised ton, whose address is December 17th, 2012 Law Reporter personal representative. Andrea Adele Reid 1106 McCollough Court, without a will, and will Personal N.W. Washington, DC serve without Court suDate of First Publication; Representative Ssptember 19th, 2013 20001 was appointed pervision. All unknown personal representative heirs and heirs whose Names of Newspapers: of the estate of Glory Hill whereabouts are un- TRUE TEST COPY Washington L Washington, who died on known shall enter their REGISTER aw Reporter TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Sep 17 14:27:53 EDT 2013 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/13 June 24, 2013 without a a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Washington will, and will serve with- proceeding. Objections Jewish Week out Court supervision. All to such appointment Superior Court of unknown heirs and heirs shall be filed with the Renee Dyson the District of whose whereabouts are Register of Wills, D.C., Atlantic Law Group District of Columbia unknown shall enter their 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd 1602 Village Market PROBATE DIVISION appearance in this Blvd. Suite 310 Floor Washington, D.C. proceeding. Objections 20001, on or before W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Leesburg, VA 20175 20001-2131 to such appointment M a r c h 2 7 t h , 2 0 1 4 . Signature of Administration No. shall be filed with the Claims against the dePetitioners/Attorney 2012ADM5 Register of Wills, D.C., cedent shall be preTYPESET: 9/20, 9/27/13Tue Sep 17 13:45:27 Mary Simmons 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd sented to the underDecedent Floor Washington, D.C. signed with a copy to the NOTICE OF 20001, on or before Register of Wills or filed Superior Court of APPOINTMENT, M a r c h 2 7 t h , 2 0 1 4 . with the Register of Wills the District of NOTICE TO Claims against the de- with a copy to the underColumbia CREDITORS cedent shall be pre- signed, on or before Civil Division AND NOTICE TO sented to the under- Marcn 27th, 2014, or be Case No. 13-0006209 UNKNOWN HEIRS signed with a copy to the forever barred. Persons IN RE: Register of Wills or filed believed to be heirs or Lisa Simmons, whose Paul with the Register of Wills legatees of the decedent a d d r e s s i s 2 5 2 4 Joseph Rogers with a copy to the under- who do not receive a Southern Avenue, SE, Applicant signed, on or before copy of this notice by mail Apt 2, Washington, D.C. ORDER OF March 27th, 2014, or be within 25 days of its first 20020 was, appointed PUBLICATION forever barred. Persons publication shall so in- personal representative CHANGE OF NAME believed to be heirs or form the Register of of the estate of Mary Paul Joseph Rogers havlegatees of the decedent Wills, including name, Simmons, who died on ing filed an application for who do not receive a address and relation- September 4, 2011 with- judgment changing the name Paul Joseph Rogers to copy of this notice by mail ship. out a will, and will serve from Kay Rogers and having apwithin 25 days of its first Date of Publication: without Court supervi- plied to the court for an Order publication shall so in- September 27th, 2013 sion. All unknown heirs of Publication of the notice form the Register of Name of newspaper: a n d h e i r s w h o s e required by law in such Wills, including name, Afro-American whereabouts are un- cases; it is by the Court this address and relation- Washington day of December 2013, known shall enter their 11th hereby ship. Law Reporter a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s ORDERED, that a copy of Date of Publication: Pamela Jae Carter proceeding. Objections this Order be published once September 27th, 2013 Personal to such appointment a week for three (3) consecuName of newspaper: Representative shall be filed with the tive weeks, in The AfroAfro-American , a newspaper of Register of Wills, D.C., American Washington general circulation of the DisTRUE TEST COPY 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd trict of Columbia; and it is furLaw Reporter REGISTER OF WILLS Floor Washington, D.C. ther Russell 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13 20001, on or before ORDERED, that the publicaAlonzo Washington March 20, 2014. Claims tion must began no later than Personal days after the filing of the against the decedent 12 Representative application; and is further shall be presented to the ORDERED, that the FINAL undersigned with a copy HEARING on this application TRUE TEST COPY to the Register of Wills or to change name will be held REGISTER OF WILLS filed with the Register of i n J u d g e - i n - C h a m b e r s , 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13 4220 in the District of Wills with a copy to the Room Columbia at 500 Indiana undersigned, on or be- Avenue NW Washington DC fore March 20, 2014, or 20001, on the 30th day of be forever barred. Per- October, 2013 at 2:45 pm.If sons believed to be heirs any person desires to opthis application, that or legatees of the de- pose person or his or her attorney cedent who do not re- must be present at the hearceive a copy of this notice ing or file written detailed by mail within 25 days of objections five (5) days in adits first publication shall vance of the hearing with and mail so inform the Register of Judge-in-Chambers a copy of the applicant or apWills, including name, plicant’s counsel; and it is furaddress and relation- ther ORDERED that ship. the applicant must send the Date of Publication: application for change of September 20th, 2013 name of an adult and notice Name of newspaper: of final hearing to the apAfro-American plicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified Washington mail and show proof of serLaw Reporter by filing the affidavit/ Lisa Simmons vice declaration of service. Personal SO ORDERED Representative JUDGE TRUE TEST COPY 9/20, 9/27. 10/4/13 REGISTER OF WILLS 9/20, 9/27. 10/4/13

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TYPESET: Tue Sep 17 19:11:52 EDT 2013 TYPESET: Mon Sep 23 13:47:13 EDT 2013 Mon Sep 23 13:44:50 2013 LEGAL NOTICES TYPESET: LEGAL NOTICES LEGALEDT NOTICES Superior Court of Superior Court of the District of the District of District of Columbia District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 20001-2131 Administration No. Administration No. 2013ADM299 2013ADM928 Rease S.Pugh John W. Nolan Decedent Decedent Brett E. Cohen NOTICE OF 7910 Woodmont APPOINTMENT, Avenue, #1430 NOTICE TO Bethesda, Maryland CREDITORS 20814-7047 AND NOTICE TO Attorney UNKNOWN HEIRS NOTICE OF Suharsih Nolan and APPOINTMENT, Catina Hancock, whose NOTICE TO address are 3275 15th CREDITORS Place SE #201 WashingAND NOTICE TO ton, DC 20020 were apUNKNOWN HEIRS Brett E. Cohen, whose pointed personal reprea d d r e s s i s 7 9 1 0 sentative(s) of the estate W o o d m o n t A v e n u e , of John W. Nolan, who Suite 1430, Bethesda, died on July 16th, 2013 Maryland 20814-7047 without a will, and will was appointed personal serve without Court surepresentative of the pervision. All unknown estate of Rease S. Pugh, heirs and heirs whose who died on April 30, whereabouts are un1012 without a will, and known shall enter their will serve without Court a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s supervision. All unknown proceeding. Objections heirs and heirs whose to such appointment whereabouts are un- shall be filed with the known shall enter their Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd appearance in this proceeding. Objections Floor Washington, D.C. to such appointment shall 20001, on or before be filed with the Register March 27, 2014. Claims of Wills, D.C., 515 5th against the decedent Street, N.W., 3rd Floor shall be presented to the Washington, D.C. 20001, undersigned with a copy on or before March 20th, to the Register of Wills or 2014. Claims against the filed with the Register of decedent shall be pre- Wills with a copy to the sented to the under- undersigned, on or besigned with a copy to the fore March 27th, 2014, or Register of Wills or filed be forever barred. Perwith the Register of Wills sons believed to be heirs with a copy to the under- or legatees of the designed, on or before cedent who do not reMarch 20th, 2014, or be ceive a copy of this notice forever barred. Persons by mail within 25 days of believed to be heirs or its first publication shall legatees of the decedent so inform the Register of who do not receive a Wills, including name, copy of this notice by mail address and relationwithin 25 days of its first ship. publication shall so in- Date of Publication: form the Register of Wills, September 27th, 2013 including name, address Name of newspaper: Afro-American and relationship. Washington Date of Publication: Law Reporter September 20th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Suharsih Nolan Afro-American and Catina Hancock Washington Personal Law Reporter Representative Brett E. Cohen Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TRUE TEST COPY 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13 TYPESET: Sep 23 REGISTER TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Sep 24 11:32:18 EDTMon 2013 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/13

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Connie Denise Carson having filed a an application for judgment changing the name from Connie Denise Carson to Connie Denise Taylor 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 September 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, to be completed within 30 days of filing of the application in The AfroAmerican Newspaper, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than two weeks after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 12th day of November, 2013 at 3:00 pm. If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED: that notice be sent to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and that proof of service be made by filing the affidavit/declaration of service in name change cases. SO ORDERED JUDGE 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM971 Charlotte McCoy Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Ida Hiller, whose address is 10416 Beaver Knoll Dr., Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Charlotte McCoy, who died on August 4th, 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 March 27th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before March 27th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: September 27th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ida Hiller Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

Donald R. Brew, Sr. Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: September 27, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily 13:46:27 EDT 2013 Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 203FEP Date of Death May 15TH, 2005 Anna G. Hayes Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Donald R. Brew, Sr. whose address is 3396 Highview Terrace, SE Washington, DC 20020 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Anna G. Hayes, deceased, by the County Commission Court for Raleigh County, State of West Virginia, on August 29, 2013. Service of process may be made upon Donald R. Brew, Sr. 3396 Highview Terrace, SE, Washington, DC 20020 . whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Columbia real property: partial interest in 1442 T St,. NW Washington, DC 20009 Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, building A, 515 5th Street, N.W,. 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notIce.

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