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Voting Rights Gutted Development of Barry Farm By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO A Supreme Court decision on June 25 has unraveled important civil rights gains of the past 50 years, activists and some legal experts are saying. In the 5-4 ruling, the justices struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the formula that decides which jurisdictions must submit election changes for federal review to prevent discrimination against voters, a mandate dictated by Section 5. Added to the high court’s ruling the day before, which imposed tougher standards on universities that use racebased admissions policies to boost diversity, the ruling on Tuesday reflects a disheartening trend, observers said. “This marks the beginning

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of a pattern of retrenchment that will erode many hardfought civil rights gains,” said Jose Anderson, professor of law at the University of Baltimore’s School of Law. “The conservative wing of the court seems anxious to allow local governments to abandon racial progress sooner rather than later.” The case, Shelby County v. Eric Holder, raised the controversial issues of race and federalism. In 2010, Shelby County, a largely White suburb of Birmingham, Ala., filed suit asking for Sections 4 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act to be declared unconstitutional. The law usurped the authority of the states, undermined the equal sovereignty that states are supposed to share and is based

on an outdated formula, the plaintiff argued. Shelby’s “arguments have a good deal of force,” said Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion. Joined by Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, Roberts voted to uphold Section 5, acknowledging that discrimination at the ballot box still exists, but invalidated Section 4.  “Coverage today is based on decades-old data and eradicated practices. The formula captures States by reference to literacy tests and low voter registration and turnout in the 1960s and early 1970s. But such tests have been banned nationwide for over 40 years. And voter registration and turnout numbers in the covered States have risen dramatically in the years since,” Roberts wrote. He later added, “Our country has changed, and while any racial discrimination in voting is too much, Congress must ensure that the legislation it passes to remedy that problem speaks to the current conditions.” But the Court’s decision’s renders Section 5—the very mechanism that made all the

Concerns Residents By Teria Rogers Special to the AFRO

On a hot and muggy Tuesday evening, hundreds of people gathered at the Barry Farm basketball courts in Southeast D.C. for the annual summer ritual of The Goodman League. Hundreds of young men and women come out to see local hoop stars, and sometimes a few wellknown basketball players, show off their ball handling skills. Meanwhile across the parkway at Bethlehem Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA) held a private meeting June 25 to discuss the future of the Barry Farm public housing complex. The DCHA scheduled a meeting for Barry Farm residents interested in hearing plans from developers bidding for Photos by Teria Rogers the chance to manage the multi-million dollar transformation of the 432-unit public housing complex. A new recreation center is already under construction and is slated to open December 2014. The meeting was restricted to Barry Farm residents and developers presenting construction plans; other city residents including ANC commissioners, relatives of Barry Farm residents and the press were not permitted to enter.

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Fans from all over the world flocked to Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif., on June 25 to lay flowers, say prayers and cry tears of sadness at the loss of music legend Michael Jackson on the fourth anniversary of his untimely death. In cities across the nation, fans held parties, deejays played his music and television stations played his videos as the nation, again, mourned the loss of the greatest entertainer who ever lived. Jackson, 50, died on June 25, 2009, of cardiac arrest after ingesting a lethal combination of prescription drugs, including propofol. Locally, fans celebrated the life and legacy of the singer, musician and entertainer at the popular Howard Theatre. Teens called through social media participated in a flash mob in front of the

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theater after receiving a short dance tutorial from the choreographer of Michael Jackson’s “This Is It,” Travis Payne. Baby boomers stayed cool inside watching clips of Michael performing with his brothers on American Bandstand, The Carol Burnett Show and The Ed Sullivan Show. Some fans’ outfits mimicked those worn by Jackson, with sunglasses, graphic Tees, ripped jeans, leather jackets and leather boots, despite temperatures that hovered around 90 degrees. Others dressed for the occasion in sundresses, shorts and flip flops, turning the street in front of the theater into a makeshift outdoor concert venue. The invitation-only “Remember the Time Happy Hour,” hosted by Radio One station WMMJ’s Majic 102.3, and emceed by on-air personality April Watts, was a family affair that drew listeners from preschool age to senior

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Dance Competition winner Manny Love continued to dance and “boogie down” after he took the stage.

Book Closes on Spingarn High School

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President Barack Obama hailed the Supreme Court’s decision to strikedown a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, declaring the court “has righted a wrong, and our country is better off for it.” Obama decided in 2011 to stop defending the 1996 law, concluding that it was legally indefensible. In a statement issued while he was flying on Air force One to Africa Wednesday, Obama said he had directed Attorney General Eric Holder to work with others in his administration to make sure federal law reflects the court’s decision. “This was discrimination enshrined in law,” he said. “We are a people

After 61 years of homeroom bells, yearbook pictures and legions of graduates, student life at Joel Elias Spingarn High School came to an end June 21, with a few tears and lots of memories. When Spingarn opened its doors in 1952, it was the first high school to be constructed in the District in almost 40 years, costing $3.5 million.  Now, it is one more shuttered D.C. public school, the latest casualty of education budget cuts and the District’s changing demographics. In addition to a sports legacy that is unmatched by any other D.C. public school, the closing of the school marks a time to reflect on people and events that influenced adulthood, said 1965

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graduate Joseph McCormick II, who just retired as dean of academic affairs at Penn State University in York, Pa. “Thank you, Ms. Miles,” McCormick, who holds a doctorate in political science, wrote in his justlaunched web log. He was referring to Isadore W. Miles, one of his English teachers, who challenged him and his classmates with a question on the blackboard: “Do you possess intellectual curiosity?” “Yes, I do indeed possess intellectual curiosity,” he wrote. “However it took me a long time to fully appreciate the thoughtful question.” Spingarn’s closing triggers other thoughts, he said.  “This is a city in transition and Spingarn’s closing is Continued on A4


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Obama African Trip Generates Congressional Cost-Benefit Debate

The Obama administration plans to cut a big swath across the African continent over nine days in the name of economic development and global trade although the costs and agenda of the second trip of his presidency to Africa are drawing criticism from both Republicans and Democrats. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama left for Senegal in West Africa June 23, then traveled to Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa. They will conclude the string of state visits Courtesy Photo in Tanzania in East Africa before returning to President Barack Obama and Washington on the eve of first lady Michelle Obama the Fourth of July holiday. Estimates of the cost of the trip range from $60 million to $100 million, most of it to cover security and the ferrying of roughly 60 vehicles, communications equipment, scores of Secret Service agents and military planes to accommodate infrastructure needs in a region ill-equipped for state visits by superpowers. “The security requirements which make up the bulk of the costs are determined by Secret Service and they don’t publicly release breakdowns of the costs of the trips but again, this is something that is determined not by White House planning,” Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said in a conference call with reporters previewing the trip. “Very soon thousands of folks in my district in Georgia, and even more across the state, will be furloughed as a result of the budget sequester,” Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.) said. “Studies have shown that the sequester will cost the Georgia economy approximately $107 million.” He echoed GOP opposition. “For the cost of this trip to Africa, you could have 1,350 weeks of White House tours,” Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) said. “It is no secret that we need to rein in government spending, and the Obama administration has regularly and repeatedly

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Alice Walker Writings Draw Fresh Attack from Anti-Defamation League

The Anti-Defamation League on June 18 derided Pulitzer Prize-winning author and essayist Alice Walker over the “fervently anti-Jewish ideas” that they say permeates her latest book. Walker’s The Cushion in the Road, a series of essays on varying topics, contains an 80-page “screed” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that uses “extremely vitriolic and hateful rhetoric” directed toward Israel, the ADL said. “Alice Walker has sunk to new lows with essays that remove the gloss of her anti-Israel activism to reveal someone who is unabashedly Courtesy Photo infected with anti-Semitism,” said Abraham H. Foxman, Alice Walker ADL national director, in a statement. “She has taken her extreme and hostile views to a shocking new level, revealing the depth of her hatred of Jews and Israel to a degree that we have not witnessed before. Her descriptions of the conflict are so grossly inaccurate and biased that it seems Walker wants the uninformed reader to come away sharing her hate-filled conclusions that Israel is committing the greatest atrocity in the history of the world.” Walker, who participated in the Civil Rights Movement, has long criticized Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people, which she has compared to Black oppression in the United States, and has traveled to West Bank and Gaza to protest.

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Jennifer and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain Nephew Washington Hudson View Paula Deen’s Stew

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sport-utility vehicle sought in connection with the murder of Hudson’s mother and brother. The white, 1994 Chevrolet Jennifer Hudson and other Here’s the dry rub about Suburban with Illinois license relatives positively identified the whole celebrity cook Paula Deen BBQ: it’s really no great shock that a Low Country Southern woman of a certain age once used the “N-word,” or maybe still does privately on occasion. To keep it real, too many African Americans disparage their own with that painful racial moniker all too often these days. Just turn on the radio. Adrienne What’s more revealing Washington about the Paula Deen roast AFRO Columnist is not only the intractable racial divide it reveals and Courtesy Photos revitalizes in 21st century Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who America, also how this brother, deep-friedJason. controversy has blown was killed, but as well as her the lid off the dearth of African-American restaurateurs, cooks and chefs employed by television executives and producers, plate X584859 was found on theespecially body of her at 7-year-old the Food Network, which sacked her in the wake Chicago’s West Side after nephew Monday, just hours of the controversy. police received a 7 a.m. call after his body was found in a No excuses: You can’t visit any city or small town in America without your nose leading you on a trail to the best soul food dishes and home cooked cuisine that jurisdiction has to offer. Think Sylvia’s in New York City, Darker Than Night in Baltimore, Horace and Dickie’s in D.C., the Croaker Spot in Richmond, Dooky Chase’s in New Orleans and Sisters in serve soul food and Dallasthat Cowboys players BySavannah. Alan KingSome of the most restaurants are not even Black-owned, like Miss Shirley’s in Baltimore Tony Romo and Terrell Owens,and AFRO Staff Writer among the names submitted to election officials. Presidential candidate John Hurd said those workers, who McCain’s attack on ACORN – were doing those things without Associated Community Continued from A1 Now – ACORN’s knowledge or permisOrganization for Reform sion, weretofired. confirms changes the success of the positive possible— attempts suppress voters’ “The has surorganization,experts the headsaid. of the inoperable, rights byevidence purgingthat of voter faced so far shows they faked group says. “They’ve taken a lot of rolls, redistricting, imposing “This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they the teeth out of the Voting onerous and other didn’t do,restrictions not to stuff ballot we’ve done and success we’ve Rights Act, because to some means. boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the had,” Maude Hurd, president of extent, thesaid decision guts the Attorney General victim of fraud, not the Eric perpetraACORN, in an interview preclearance part of Section Holder echoed the president’s tor of it. with the AFRO. Hurd said the only 5,” “When said A.this Dwight disappointment in thethings attackPettit, started,a we bogus are the charges had just announced that we had well-known Baltimore lawyer court’s ruling, and hethemrefuted selves. And factcheck. org registered 1.3 million votwho has waged civilnew rights the decision’s underlying agrees. ers,” sheinsaid. “That’sinjust to say suggestion of a post-racial battles litigation federal It concluded, “Neither that someone’s running scared America. Holder also warned courts. ACORN nor its employees have because of ACORN’s success.” the Justice Department would Thus, the decision been found guilty of, or even McCain, who is running for on the lookout forfraudulent states undermines theRepublican Obama tick- be charged with, casting president on the that would seek to abrogate administration’s efforts votes.” et, lashed out at ACORN in the citizens’ voting came rights. to combat veryBarack real The problem about prifinal debatethe against Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way ACORN operates. Rather than on the verge of maybe perpetrat‘Honoring Deltas Serve the Nation’ on volunteers, it pays peoing one of the greatest frauds inthatrely ple, many of them poor or unemvoter history in this country, The Ernest E. Foundation, a non-profit 501 will ployed, to sign up new voters. maybe destroying theJust fabric of sponsor an evening of eleganceThe andidea tribute wasentitled to help both those democracy.” registered and those doing Factcheck.org, a non-partisan “Honoring Deltas that Serve in being the National Defense” theof registration. Web site, found those claims to in honor of the 100th Anniversary Delta Sigma Theta Maud explained, “We have beSorority, “exaggerated,” with “no evi- is Major Inc.  Guest Speaker General Marcelite J. a zero tolerance policy for deliberdence of any such democracyHarris, (Retired) the first African American Female to be ate falsification of registration.” destroying promotedfraud.” to the rank of General Officer in the United States Most news account neglect to Hurd believes the McCain Air Force. charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is and will be to held required by law turnatinthe all reged. This event is open to the public Capital Ballroom, Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Bolling istration forms. And they also fail She said, “Because it’s lowClub, (formerly thepeople, Officer’s Club), 50that Thiesman Street, to note it was the organizaand moderate-income Washington, DC,IWednesday July 10, 2013, 7:00 tion, in many instances, that first and people of color, believe the evening, brought theall phony registrations McCain campaign those is $60.00 PM – 11:00 PM. thinks Donation and proceeds to the attention voters are toward going toscholarship vote will go supporting careers of in authorities. Science, The McCain camp apparently Democratic, which is not necesTechnology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  You isn’t interested in those fine sarily true.” online at www.honoringdeltas@eventbrite.com can register points, preferring to air misleadno of stranger to orACORN contact isany the following for tickets, Colonel (Retired) ing ads that seek to link Obama controversy. Dorene Hurt at (703) 609-0992, to Colonel LaTonya ACORN, thereby Lynn, undercutting For 38 years, the non-partisan (315) 222-6571 and Major (Retired) Betty Carey, organization has fought for social his political support.(301) 3797455. McCain: I’m John McCain and economic justice for lowand I approve this message. and moderate-income Announcer: Who is Barack Americans. With 400,000 memObama? A man with “a political ber families organized into more baptism performed at warp than 1,200 neighborhood chapContinued fromnationwide, A1 speed.” Vast ambition. After colters in 110 cities lege,consecrate he moved tomarriage. Chicago. ACORN has over the years seen who declared that we are all and Became a community organizer. its share of criticism while advocreated equal - and the love His statement came There, Obama met Madeleine cating for affordable housing, we commit to one another moments heChicago telephoned Talbot, partafter of the living wages, healthcare for the must be equal as well.” The his congratulations towas gayso branch of ACORN. He underserved— and while organcourt invalidated a part of the rights advocate Chad Griffin impressive that he was asked to izing voter registration drives. law defining marriage as the and in astaff. California trainplaintiffs the ACORN But none has been as withering union of a man andone. a woman. gayWhat marriage case. in Chicago did ACORN and baseless as this engage in? Bullying banks. With the presidential Acknowledging thatelection many “Through your courage, Intimidation tactics. less than twoobject weekstoaway, Americans gay you're helping out aDisruption whole lot of business. ACORN’son detractors allege the marriage religious grounds, of people.” ACORN Obama forced told them. to issue risky home loans. organization has engaged he stressed that nothing in in mas- banks Press secretary Jay Carney, The same types of loans that sive voter registration fraud after the decision changes how speaking with reporters caused the financial crisis we’re the reported discovery of bogus religious institutions define traveling in today. on the presidential names, such as Mickey Mouse

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from a neighbor about a suspiposted fliers bearing his photocious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding Annapolis. Deen’s multimillion dollar Southern cooking empire Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace However, includes her restaurants, tours, books, dishes, cookware, multiple times while in the you backwill seatview Blacks’ “adopted” recipes, blog, she thanked fansvideos and supyou have to hunt high and low to actually see even a few and cooking shows. Each of her sons now hosts his own show. of the vehicle. The SUV, regisporters for their prayers and African-American chefs on television. By the way, do “The Why didn’t Deen just settle this discrimination case outreward of tered to Hudson’s murdered offered a $100,000 to Neelys”was or “Big still air? court? It would have saved her reputation, as well as a Delta brother, towedDaddy” with the anyone who returned the boy glaring African-American chefs and cuisine shrimp boatload of money. boy’sThat body insidevoid and of is being alive. processed by evidence techniinvestigation, is what executives at the Food Network and the other cooking The queen of fried meats and gravySince set offthea firestorm cians and workers. Theneed bodyto fill. They should focus on fixing – who gained channels or segments recently when she admitted to usingHudson racial slurs nearly 20 stardom years was removed and taken to after on “American thislater sad state of affairs immediately. While the exposure of ago, reportedly as part of a deposition in appearing a lawsuit brought by a the Cook County Medical Idol,” andand then an for African-American chefs is an important goal for the sake former employee who is suing her company herwon brother Examiner’s Academy Award forstated her role in of diversityoffice. and historical context, their presence could also discrimination and sexual harassment. Deen curiously Hudson and other family the movie Dreamgirls – has generate businesses and jobs for African Americans from the that although she used a racially-charged word, neither she members arrived at the Medical stayed out of the public eye. nor her family condone racist behavior.The GoChicago figure. InTribune an ironic lucrative spinoff that might follow the newly-minted chefs’ Examiner’s office mid-afterreporttwist, the former employee is a White woman who said shemoved was notoriety. Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. noon to identify the body. ed that a parade of cars offended by the racial slurs becauseslowly she haspast biracial nieces. home “I the stopped watching Food Network because they put Given choice betweenthe lookher family’s A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in True confession, folks: I love, love, loved to watch Paula all the Black shows on at times when you can’t find them and ing directly at the body or Monday morning, past the told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after Deen. (Emphasis on “-ed”). replaced them with food I wouldn’t eat, like ‘The Pioneer viewing it on a wall-mounted news vans, reporters and curious onlookers. My first trip to the Savannah Jazz Festival, courtesy Woman,’” said my sister, Angela T. Shivers, a great cook Neighbors of my Johns Hopkins University classmates’ Anniken and stood whose specialty is a wonderful macaroni and cheese.  quietly Albert Davenport, included a much anticipated outing to and Is Deen losing her TV spot and sponsors for fear of a Black reflected on the Uncle Bubba’s Seafood Restaurant and to the Lady and Sons backlash or a green hemorrhage? “remained Food—or the business of strong for her famibeing convicted of attempted video screen,promoting the familyand chose violence. Restaurant. Bubba’s is operated by Earl W. “Bubba” Hiers, producing, selling ly” it, from the roadside farmer’s and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijackthe latter. According to the In front of the Hudson’s Deen’s brother. Sherecords operates the other restaurant. market to the televised hi-tech marketplace—cooks up billions “She held hands with her famiing. Cook County show Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, home, men in heavy jackets of dollars We in for the line out door. The diehardcame to ly,” the spokesman said. “It that hecouldn’t pleaded get guilty to both that’s him.”each year. andthehooded sweatshirts Yet African Americans are notwas enjoying much from the supporters included many Blacks. obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also kiss the twin white crosses barmoment.” convicted in 1998 for controversy possesfruits of these enterprises. Even with gentrification gobbling up Let’s hope that the she up will lead to and ing kicked the names of Donerson The for boyAfrican – the son of Julia sion of a stolen vehicle. so many urban neighborhoods, it is hard Americans opportunities formotor the same people she disparaged. Jason. Hudson,carry-outs Jennifer’sand sister – had He was released from prison in to sustain—let alone open—restaurants, food “Everybody is sick of going been missing 2006 after journalist serving seven years Washington through stuff like this,”for Artisha trucks. Government and private investors couldsince assistFriday, African Veteran Adrienne writes weekly when by a relative found Julian’s forAFRO the attempted murderissues and in the West, a former residentand of the about relevant District, Maryland Americans in becoming “job creators” providing more small the grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges. area told theat editor@afro. Tribune. “We all Northern Virginia. Send correspondence to her business loans and culinary training programs so Blacks, too, No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing have to stick together. 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Supreme Court Sets Tough Scrutiny for Affirmative Action

College Admission Policy to be Refined Under Exacting Standard By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO

The Supreme Court June 24 allowed the University of Texas at Austin’s affirmative action admissions policy to stand, although it also imposed a tougher legal standard for such policies. Advocates of such diversityboosting policies say they are cautiously happy about the outcome. “The good news is affirmative action in higher education remains alive and well,” said Jon Greenbaum, chief counsel for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which filed an amicus brief on behalf of 18 civil rights organizations in support of the University of Texas.  “The Supreme Court has allowed the prevailing standard on

affirmative action to stand, that is, that in order to meet the compelling interest of diversity, universities can consider race as a factor among many factors,” said Pace McConkie, a former assistant attorney general of Maryland and the director of the Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education at Morgan State University. The Supreme Court side-stepped a sweeping ruling on affirmative action. Instead, in the 7-1 decision, the justices remanded the case back to a federal appeals court for review, during which the university’s plan must be subjected to an exacting legal standard, including establishing “that no workable race-neutral alternatives would produce the educational benefits of diversity,” and that the plan is “narrowly tailored” to achieve the

approved aim. “The ruling puts universities on notice that if race is going to be used it will be subjected to the highest level of strict scrutiny,” McConkie said. The case, Fisher v. University of Texas-Austin, was brought by a White woman, Abigail Fisher, who claimed she was denied admission to the university in 2008 based on her race. Race is just one of many factors the school considers for applicants who are not automatically admitted under the Top Ten Percent Plan passed by the state legislature, which requires the university to automatically admit Texas students in the top 10 percent of their high school class.   The plan’s advocates say they didn’t foresee a positive ruling by

the Supreme Court given the nature of the justices’ comments during the oral testimony on the case. “There seemed to be at least three justices that were hostile toward the plan,” Greenbaum said. “Justice [Clarence] Thomas didn’t say anything, but based on his past comments, we weren’t hopeful about what he would decide.” Thomas had much to say in his separate opinion on the case, including his belief that affirmative action violates the Equal Protection Clause and should be done away with altogether. He also compared the university’s plan to slavery and segregation. “Slaveholders argued that slavery was a ‘positive good’ that civilized blacks and elevated them in every dimension of life,” Thomas

wrote in the 20-page opinion. “A century later, segregationists similarly asserted that segregation was not only benign, but good for black students. “Following in these inauspicious footsteps, the University would have us believe that its discrimination is likewise benign. I think the lesson of history is clear enough: Racial discrimination is never benign,” he added. “The University’s professed good intentions cannot excuse its outright racial discrimination any more than such intentions justified the now-denounced arguments of slaveholders and segregationists.” Given such strong opinions, activists say they are content with today’s ruling. “Realistically,” Greenbaum said, “this was as good an outcome as we could expect.”

South African Archbishop Prays for Mandela On June 25, members of Mandela’s family and tribal elders gathered in Qunu, his rural hometown in eastern South Africa. No details on what was discussed in the meeting were announced. Those at the gathering included Mandela’s grandsons Mandla and Ndaba Mandela, according to South Africa media. Mandela spent 27 years in prison during white racist rule and became South Africa’s first black president in all-race

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A South African archbishop who visited Nelson Mandela in a hospital has offered a prayer in which he wishes for a “peaceful, perfect, end” for the former president and anti-apartheid leader. There was no word early June 26 on 94-year-old Mandela’s condition, which was critical a day earlier, according to the government. Outside the Pretoria hospital where he was being treated, well-wishers have left flowers, drawings and messages of support for a man regarded as a symbol of sacrifice and reconciliation in a country that emerged from white minority rule to become a democracy two decades ago. “Let’s accept instead of crying,” said Lucas Aedwaba, a security officer who described Mandela as a hero. “Let’s celebrate that the old man lived and left his legacy.” Thabo Makgoba, the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, posted a prayer on Facebook on Tuesday night after visiting the hospital where Mandela is being treated. In the prayer, Makgoba asked for courage to be granted to Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, and others who love him “at this hard time of watching and waiting,” and he appealed for

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A print of Nelson Mandela and a get well card hang on the wall outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa where he is being treated. divine help for the medical team treating Mandela, who was taken to the hospital on June 8 with what the government said was a lung infection. President Jacob Zuma said Mandela’s condition, previously described as serious but stable, had deteriorated to critical over the weekend. “May your blessing rest upon Madiba now and always,” Makgoba said in the

prayer, using Mandela’s clan name. “Grant him, we pray, a quiet night and a peaceful, perfect, end.” He wished that Mandela would be granted relief from pain and suffering, and also said: “Uphold all of us with your steadfast love so that we may be filled with gratitude for all the good that he has done for us and for our nation, and may honor his legacy through our lives.”

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elections in 1994, playing an indispensable role in steering the country through a tense transition that many feared would deteriorate into widespread bloodshed. After his presidency, he focused his work on charitable causes, but withdrew from public life years ago and became increasingly frail in recent years. He last made a public appearance in 2010 at the World Cup soccer tournament, which was hosted

Housing officials claimed that the meeting was closed because D.C. activists disrupted a prior meeting this month but said there will be several chances for residents to learn about the development and relocation process. “There will be a number of meetings moving forward so having an opportunity to understand what the relocation process looks like is not something residents will lack an opportunity for,” said Rick White, Housing Authority spokesperson. For residents attending the meeting, many were unclear and displeased with the redevelopment and relocation process. “It’s not working for us,” said Jewel Simms, 51, of Barry Farms. “It’s a shame what they’re doing. How they’re trying to displace us as residents of a historical site.” The planned destruction of Barry Farm has residents even more concerned about a significant loss of affordable housing units. “It’s 71,000 people on the [public housing] waiting list. If they do away with Barry Farm that’s going to be 432 units added to that list for public housing,” said Detrice Belt, 28, of Barry Farm. “They’re trying to take away public housing. We’re here to say public housing is needed.” Jeffrey Washington, 35, was standing outside of Bethlehem church on the curb in a black T-shirt and jeans. Wiping sweat from his face he shared that his 52-year old mother

a piece of the changing demographics,” he said, noting that as the city gains more White residents, Black institutions are being shut down.  “I can’t believe it.  It’s a good school. I love this school,” Reginald Crews whispered as he ran his hand across the door of his old classroom on June 19, the day the school closed. Several alumni attended a dinner in their honor on the last day. Crews taught print shop for 22 years at Spingarn and ran into former student Joseph Champ, now a D.C.

by South Africa. At that time, he did not speak to the crowd and was bundled against the cold in a stadium full of fans. Dan Lehman, an American academic, chose a jogging route on Wednesday morning that passed by the hospital where Mandela is being treated. “I was just going out for my morning run down here and come to pay my respects to the greatest man in the world,” Lehman said. Then he began to cry.

police officer, with whom he shook hands and laughed about old times. Champ, a 1998 graduate, said his family attended Spingarn and he viewed the school sitting atop a hill overlooking Benning Road and the historic Langston Golf Course as a starting point in his life.  “I do stand-up comedy now,” he said. “It all started right here in these hallways.” Some are still in disbelief about the end of a D.C. icon.  Roy Barber, who was visiting Spingarn for only the second time since he graduated in 1958, was still a little stunned.  Barber told the AFRO. “I heard rumors about the school closing, but I didn’t think it would come about.  That’s progress, I guess.”

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has lived in Barry Farm eight years and is eager to relocate. But, he said, he worries that she does not fully comprehend the relocation process. “She doesn’t understand that if they move her out, where they move her might not be public housing,” Washington said. “She can end up paying market rate rent. It’s a lot of people out here they’re tricking, making them think they’re moving out to something better. But the fact is they’re moving them out to displace them.” Housing officials also said they feel that redeveloping Barry Farm not only benefits current and future public housing residents but is necessary due to the poor condition of the nearly 60-year old housing complex. “The truth is if you did nothing to Barry [Farm] it wouldn’t be here in 20 years, it’s falling apart,” said White. Some residents feel the apartments could easily be repaired or upgraded. “My place didn’t need a lot of repairs, I needed minor stuff,” said Simms. “They have me at $700 a month but I can’t even get you to come in and plaster something done by your people.” Simms says the common response she received for repair requests was that money was not available but she knows the city just got a surplus so she’s wondering: “What are you doing with it?”

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drew listeners from preschool age to senior citizens. Events included the flash mob, a Michael Jackson trivia contest, M.J. karaoke, tributes and a dance competition. When Michael Jackson’s mega hit song, “Thriller,” was played, every person in the room—men, women and children, young and old, all races—converged on the dance floor to mimic the dance from the popular horror music video.  A memorable moment occurred on the dance floor when characters dressed as Jeromey Rome, Otis and the elderly woman depicted by comedian Martin Lawrence on his “Martin” comedy show danced, jumped high in the air and came down in the splits. Manny Love, winner of WMMJ’s dance competition, also took the spotlight with his sparkling silver glove, high-water trousers showing the unforgettable white socks,

black glittery jacket and Jheri curl wig as he showed off his prowess imitating Jackson’s dance moves to “Smooth Criminal,” “Rock With U,” “Billie Jean,” and “Beat It.” The revelers included Carter Cleab, 7, who was escorted by his grandmother. “I really, really liked Michael Jackson so I kept asking my grandmother to take me with her,” the rising second grader said. “I’m glad she did.”  Longtime M.J. fan and WOL-AM 1450 sales exec Andre Perry recalled how disturbed he felt when he heard the news of Jackson’s passing. “I felt funny.  I felt like I lost my friend,” he said. “I felt like I knew him.” As fans mourned, the soap opera that has erupted in his family since his death continued to play out. A judge on June 25 decided that his daughter, Paris, who allegedly attempted suicide earlier this

month, will remain in the custody of her grandmother, Katherine Jackson, 83, and another relative, and not with her biological mother, Debbie Rowe. A wrongful death suit filed by his mother against the promoter of a concert Jackson was rehearsing for before is death continues.   Jackson’s brothers— Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon— told TMZ: “Four years ago today we lost one of the greatest musicians, entertainers, and icons the world has ever known. But to us, Michael was first and foremost our brother. We carry his spirit with us always and we love and miss him every day.”  Michael’s younger brother Randy Jackson tweeted June 25. “Thinking about my brother on this day,” he posted. “Thank U everyone 4 your love and support and 4 the beautiful display of flowers at Forest Lawn.”


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Affirmative Action Polls Show Deep Racial Gulf In the months leading up to this week’s Supreme Court decision on affirmative action, a public opinion poll by ABC News and the Washington Post showed that 76 percent of Americans oppose affirmative action in college admissions. However, a poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute showed that 68 percent of Americans favor the principles behind affirmative action. How do Americans really feel about affirmative action? The short answer is that it depends on how the question is asked. George E. Curry The ABC/Washington Post question, asked June 5-9, was NNPA Columnist posed this way: “Overall, do you support or oppose allowing universities to consider applicants’ race as a factor in deciding which students to admit?” Of those responding, 76 percent opposed, 22 percent voiced support and 2 percent were undecided. Public Religion Research Institute, which conducted a poll May 15-19, phrased its question differently: “In order to make up for past discrimination, do you favor or oppose programs which make special efforts to help blacks and other minorities get ahead?” More than two-thirds of the respondents – 68 percent – favored such efforts, 24 percent opposed, 6 percent were unsure and 2 percent provided other replies. Note the wording of the questions. The ABC/Washington Post question provided no context for evaluating affirmative action admissions, only whether respondents support or oppose using race as a factor. On the other hand, the Public Religion Research Institute approach placed the issue within the context of “past discrimination” and using “special efforts” to help people of color get ahead. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, conducted May 30-June 2, showed Americans evenly divided on the issue. Respondents were asked to choose between two statements: A) Affirmative action programs are still needed to counteract the effects of discrimination against minorities, and are a good idea as long as there are no rigid quotas and B) Affirmative action programs

have gone too far in favoring minorities, and should be ended because they unfairly discriminate against whites. In that poll, 45 percent of the respondents said affirmative action programs are still needed to counteract the effects of discrimination against people of color. But the same margin – 45 percent – said they feel the programs have gone too far and should be ended because they unfairly discriminate against Whites. A closer examination of the numbers shows a deep racial divide. For example, 71 percent of African Americans strongly believe affirmative action programs are still needed, compared to only 20 percent of Whites and 39 percent of Hispanics. Another 11 percent of Blacks feel affirmative action should continue, but did not feel as strongly about it. Among Hispanics, 29 percent were in that category and 14 percent of Whites. When supporters – strong and not as strong – are added together, 82 percent of African Americans want to retain affirmative action, compared to 68 percent of Hispanics and 34 percent of Whites. When you add the two categories of those wanting to abolish affirmative action, a majority of Whites – 56 percent – support such a move, compared to 7 percent of African Americans and 24 percent of Hispanics. A CNN/ORC poll, conducted June 11-13, asked the question: Do you approve or disapprove of affirmative action programs at college and law schools that give racial preferences to minority applicants? The reference to “racial preferences” is a loaded term unlikely to elicit a favorable response. In this case, 68 percent of respondents said they disapprove of affirmative action as it was defined, 29 percent approved and 3 percent expressed no opinion. Affirmative action should be viewed in light of overall racial attitudes in America. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, people of color and Whites have closely aligned views on whether Dr. King’s dream of equality has been fulfilled. In the CNN/ORC poll conducted Jan. 14-15, respondents were asked: “Martin Luther King gave his famous ‘I Have a Dream Speech’ at a civil rights march in Washington in 1963. In your view, do you think the U.S. has fulfilled the vision King outlined in that

speech, or don’t you think so?” According to the poll, 51 percent of Whites in the U.S. believe Dr. King’s vision has been fulfilled; 49 percent of non-Whites subscribe to that view. Unfortunately, the poll does not separate the Black responses. In an Aug. 4-7, 2011 USA/Gallup Poll, 55 percent of Black respondents said they believe relations between Blacks and Whites will always be a problem, compared to 44 percent for Whites, with 2 percent unsure. That same poll showed how differently Blacks and Whites view the proper role of government. When asked about the role government should play in trying to improve the social and economic position of Blacks and other people of color, 59 percent of Blacks said the government should play a major role, 32 percent said a minor role, 8 percent said no role and 1 percent was unsure. Among Whites, only 19 percent said the government should play a major role, 50 percent said a minor role, 30 percent said no role and 1 percent was unsure.   George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA.) 

State of Equality and Justice in America:

Higher Education Action Agenda Needed At 5:00 a.m., careful not to wake her daughter and two sleeping grandsons, Helen gets dressed for the morning shift at a D.C. hotel kitchen.   “My supervisor is a kid. I hate it, but this job is all that’s keeping us from moving back to the shelter,” Helen told me, adding that, if they get lucky, her daughter Erika might earn a little extra, braiding hair in between caring for the boys and applying for work. Helen once had high hopes that Erika, her youngest child, would become the first college graduate in the family.   But with the burden of more than $20,000 in defaulted student loan debt and fees, the prospects that her daughter will ever return to finish her degree are bleak.     It’s the story of Helen’s family, and millions more like her. The constricting economic burdens created by excessive student loan debt, not only prevents young people from building wealth, it spirals outward in concentric circles ensnaring parents, children, grandchildren, strangling the economic growth of entire communities.     Lezli Baskerville Student loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion, and not surprisingly, African-Americans and other underserved minority students are disproportionately affected. According to the Center for American Progress, 81 percent of African-Americans borrow money at higher interest rates than their peers, which creates greater financial vulnerability. More than 13 percent of students whose loans came due in 2009 defaulted within three years for non-payment, a situation exacerbated by high unemployment, a struggling economy, and the effects of the Great Recession. We need to fundamentally uproot the assumptions underlying low-income students and public higher education funding. If we are to meet President Obama’s national goal of graduating 60 percent of Americans with a two or four-year degree by 2020, an estimated two million additional African-American students must be educated. Historically Black Colleges and Universities will need to increase the number of graduates per year from 35,000 to more than 57,000.

This will not happen without a major overhaul of the student financial aid system. We must reform the Pell Grant program to require notification of likely Pell Grant eligibility to middle school student families participating in needs-based federal programs e.g., free/reduced lunch. This will incentivize low-income students to believe that college is possible. We must devise an automatic income-based repayment (IBR) plan for student loans by which borrowers can make payments through employer withholding. If a student were unemployed, there would be no obligation to pay. If a student loan borrower must file for bankruptcy the code should be changed back to permitting privately issued student loans to be dischargeable in bankruptcy like nearly all other forms of private debt. We must cap student and parent loan interest rates on subsidized Stafford Student Loans, Parent Plus Loans, and other government education loans at no more than 2 or 3 percent to remove the twin obstacles of high interest rates and prohibitive student debt. This will assist 7.4 million student and parent borrowers. We must encourage governors, state legislatures, and municipalities to establish Promise Communities in which endowments would be established and funded by a percentage of the regular expenditures of residents e.g., utility and grocery bills. The endowment would fund the cost of a four-year public education for qualifying low-income students. This concept has achieved successful outcomes in several states. A bold agenda? Absolutely. If the lessons of the 1960s teach us anything, it is that real progress is not built on cautious compromises. We must begin a movement on behalf of black and brown, low-income, first generation students. The components of the movement are there. It begins with an action agenda to educate our children from pre-school upward. That’s the kind of movement that the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) is ready to lead. That’s the bold agenda that Helen’s family and other families in America desperately need now.

“Stop that!  I’m not going to tell you again.”  I am sure many of you have heard your parents say those words more than once. Why?  Because you always repeated what they told you not to do, right?  Now that we are adults ourselves, some of us who are consciously aware of the state of the Black economy in this nation are saying the same thing to our people.  “Stop that!”  Stop spending so much and start producing more.  Stop creating wealth for every other group and virtually none for ourselves.  Stop capitulating to the whimsical and dangerous malaise of “instant gratification.”  Stop! The information that made me scream at our people when I read it was a well-written article, by Jeneba Ghatt, and featured in the online magazine Politics 365. The title itself, “Black Spending Power to Hit $1Trillion by 2015, But Black Wealth is Dropping,” conjures up an immediate sense of, “Say what?” and “What the…?”  The inference I drew from the title comprised a conundrum, an enigma, a paradox, an oxymoron, an irony, an inconsistency, a contradiction, and just plain out of order. James Clingman It may be power, but only for those with whom we spend our trillion NNPA Columnist dollars; it’s definitely a weakness for us. Can you see the untenable and downright ridiculous economic position Black people are in vis-à-vis having a $1 trillion annual income versus not having built a commensurate level of wealth with such a great deal of money?  What sense does it make to even discuss Black spending power if we are not willing to leverage that $1trillion into wealth for ourselves and our children?  It’s similar to how we brag about how “powerful” our votes are, but we get very little in return for them.

Jeneba Ghatt wrote: “Although Blacks make up 13% of the US population, they own merely 5% of all US firms and only 1.8% of companies that employ more than one person… More than half of Blackowned businesses had less than $10,000 in business receipts in 2002, compared with one-third of Whiteowned firms and 28.8 percent of Asian-owned firms.” Two questions:  Where have you heard or read that before? And, what does that say about our willingness to support Black businesses with Black dollars?   It’s the same message with a different messenger, but all in the line of Booker T., Garvey, Bethune, DuBois, Elijah Muhammad, Luke Edwards, Robert Wallace, and Brooke Stephens. In his own inimitable style (if you know him you will understand),  Claud Anderson, author of Powernomics and president of the Harvest Institute in Washington, D.C., responded to the article by saying, “Bragging about how much Blacks consume is like a crack addict bragging about how much money he spends to consume crack.  It’s the producers and sellers of crack that have the power, not the consuming addict.  All the crack addict has is a bad habit that consumes brain tissue and wealth.  Like the crack addict, we as a race, simply consume what others produce. We enrich those from whom we purchase…we have enriched every racial, religious, and ethnic group on this earth except ourselves.” I continue to say, “Stop the madness, folks.”  It’s way past time that we grow up, despite what was done to us in the early years of this country; it’s time we take charge of our own economic empowerment by holding on to more of that $1 trillion a lot longer than we do at present. This reminds me of a song I heard growing up: “The eagle flies on Friday, and Saturday I go out to play; Sunday I go to church and kneel down on my knees and pray.”  Yes, they call it “Stormy Monday.”  I wonder why.   Jim Clingman, founder of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce, is the nation’s most prolific writer on economic empowerment for Black people. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati and can be reached through his Web site, blackonomics.com.

Lezli Baskerville is president/CEO of the NAFEO. This article is the 19th of a 20-part series written in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. For more information, please visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.

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HBCU NEWS

Lincoln U. Prez Recognized by Talk Magazine The Lincoln University President Dr. Robert R. Jennings was recognized among 14 higher education leaders in Talk Magazine’s 2013 Pennsylvania Distinguished College/University Presidents’ edition. “Our choices of Distinguished Presidents are a group of innovative leaders that have solidified their stellar positions among the Pennsylvania colleges and universities by their commitment to expansion and innovation in academic programs and state-of-the art housing and educational facilities,” Talk Magazine Publisher Luther Sewell said in the edition. “Each year, families send their young people off to college into the hands of college/university presidents, their staff and professors to educate and help prepare them for their life’s work. In addition, these educators have the tremendous responsibility of keeping them safe, as well as emphasizing character building, values, discipline and conscientious work ethics.” Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital, president of fellow

Historically Black College and University, Cheyney University, and neighboring West Chester University President Dr. Greg R. Weisenstein, were also recognized among Talk’s choices. “It is an honor to be recognized by Talk Magazine among such a distinguished group of higher education leaders,” Dr. Jennings said in a statement. “While we proudly embrace The Lincoln University’s distinction as the nation’s first degree-granting HBCU, I am committed to positioning Lincoln as one of the nation’s premier institutions for producing diverse global leaders as well.” Jennings, the 13th president of the university, was also recently recognized by the Pennsylvania State Senate for receiving the Women’s League for Minority Education’s 2013 Educational Service Award for his visionary leadership in spearheading the establishment of an urban satellite campus of The Lincoln University in Coatesville, PA. Evening and weekend classes will begin there this Fall.

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HBCU Grads Fuel Surge in Science, Engineering Doctorates By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO More and more Blacks are obtaining doctoral degrees in science and engineering and historically Black colleges and universities are largely responsible, according to the National Science Foundation. The proportion of doctorates awarded to Blacks by tertiary education institutions in the United States rose from 4.2 percent in 1991 to 6.1 percent in 2011. In the fields of science and engineering, that represents 9,202 doctorate recipients from 2002 to 2011. Howard University in Washington,

D.C., was the leading undergraduate feeder institution for Blacks who earned doctorate in these fields, according to an analysis of the data by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. Howard graduated 220 students who went on to earn scientific doctorates in the 2002-11 period. Coming in second was Atlanta’s Spelman College, where 175 graduates went on to earn doctorates in science or engineering fields in the 2002-11 period. Rounding out the top

five feeder institutions are Florida A&M University, Hampton University in Virginia, and Xavier University of Louisiana. The top 10 also included Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Southern University and Tuskegee University. Howard University was also the top feeder institution in the field of physical sciences, such as physics. Xavier University led all other undergraduate institutions in producing the most graduates who went on to earn doctorates

in the life sciences, such as biology. And North Carolina A&T State University had the most graduates who earned doctorates in engineering during the period. Among non-HBCUs, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, led by the renowned Freeman Hrabowski, was the leader in the institutions from which Black graduates earned Ph.D.s in science and engineering in the 2002-11 period. Other traditionally White institutions that produced the most Black graduates that earned science and engineering doctoral degrees included the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and Harvard University.

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A Tribute to Black Music

Growing Up Under a Lover’s Spell

By Avis Thomas-Lester

June 25 marks the four-year anniversary of music icon Michael Jackson’s tragic and untimely death. The following piece is AFRO Executive Editor Avis Thomas-Lester’s reflection on growing up as an avid fan. If Michael Jackson had married me, none of this would have happened. That was the plan, from way back in elementary school. I was going to graduate, become a world-famous model and actress, and marry Michael Jackson. There were several scenarios as to how this would happen, most of them dreamed up as I lay on my pink bedspread with yellow, green and blue butterflies in Indianapolis, about 150 miles from his home town of Gary. Like thousands of other girls, I fell in love with Michael listening to Jackson 5 45s and LPs, long before videos, CDs and DVDs. For women of my generation, loving Michael Jackson was a rite of passage. We first saw him on “The Ed Sullivan Show” or “American Bandstand” or on the pages of teen magazines like Right On! and 16. We fell in love with Michael before he became the world’s “Thriller,” when he

was still chocolate brown and had a wide nose and a big Afro and belted out love songs in a voice that hadn’t yet changed. We didn’t have videos, but we saw him every night in our dreams, where he sang to us the way a man sings to a woman he loves deep down in his soul. I had a special relationship with Michael, one that I argued about with girlfriends as we debated who was better suited to be Michael’s wife. I had slumber parties where the activity focused on listening to J-5 records. My friends and I danced in the street on summer nights as his songs played on portable record players, singing at the top of our lungs:

Stop! [right arms outstretched, a la the Supremes] the love you save may be your own, Darlin’ look both ways before you cross me, You’re heading for a danger ZONE! “People today just don’t understand how much he meant to us,” said Carolyn Winbush, 52, a nurse who lives in Bowie and has been mourning by playing her MJ and J-5 records with her daughters Jamie, 16, and Jade, 20. “We just loved him. There is no other way to describe it. There is no relationship today like we had with Michael.” While today’s tweens, teens, GenXers and millennials feel the pain of Michael’s passing, they haven’t loved him long enough to feel it as deeply as the baby boomers of his generation. They love the superstar he became after moonwalking on “Motown 25”; we were there when the Jackson 5 were competing with the Osmonds for most-talented musical family. Since his death, they’ve devoured his CDs on Amazon, while we’ve headed to the attic to pull our old albums out of the cardboard boxes that have kept them safe for decades. “We had him first. We grew up with him,” Winbush said. “He was our age. That was the debate I was having with my daughters. Everybody would know when the Jackson 5 was

Blues Balladeer Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland Dies By Zachary Lester AFRO Staff Writer Blues legend Bobby “Blue” Bland, a Memphis musician who was credited for melding the influences of gospel, soul and blues in his music, died at home on June 23 from a longterm illness. He was 83. Fans remembered him this week around the country. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, calling Bland the “legendary, smooth balladeer,” told the Associated Press on June 24 that he and his wife, Jacqueline, attended a Bland concert on their wedding day in 1962. Singer/guitarist B.B. King, who had performed with Bland, was said to be so devastated he was not able to speak about his longtime friend. In Memphis, friends and loved ones prepared for a six-hour wake on June 26 and a funeral on June 27 that was scheduled to include a procession down Beale Street, the center of the city’s legendary blues and jazz scene. “He was a great blues singer with his own style,” said Bob Montgomery of Fort Washington, Md., leader of the Bob Montgomery Jazz Ensemble and a fan of Bland’s for more than 50 years. “People loved his music from the time he started and they still love that music.” Born in a small town outside Memphis, the blues capital of the South, in 1930, Bland got his first musical training Wikimedia Commons Bobby singing in church. He moved to the city with his mother Bobby “Blue” Bland when he was 17 and began singing with a group called the Miniatures. He later joined with up-and-comers B.B King and Junior Parker in a group called the Beale Streeters. “He was a Delta musician, those guys who were from the South who were not necessarily classically trained,” Montgomery said. “They just came up playing with people in the area who were playing that music and learned it that way.” After spending two years in the military, Bland returned home to resume his career. He enjoyed a series of top hits in the late 50s and early 60s, including “It’s My Life, Baby,” “Farther Up The Road,” “I Pity the Fool” and “That’s the Way Love Is,” according to his website. Montgomery, 74, said he learned to play music listening to the songs of Bland, Ray Charles and others. “I started playing R & B and blues when I was 14 or 15,” he said. “I used to hear his music on the radio and we started playing it when we formed a band in high school. We did Bobby “Blue” Bland, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Fats Domino. I grew up playing that long before I started playing jazz. All those guys were blues guys. Even the vocalists were blues singers.” Bland continued to perform throughout his life. According to his website, he played with bands including Junior Parker’s Blue Flames and musicians including guitarist Wayne Bennett and Joe Scott, who for years was his bandleader and arranger. Bland neither played an instrument nor read music. He learned songs by hearing them sung by others. After breaking with Scott and Bennett in the late 1960s, Bland later enjoyed success working with producer Steve Garrie and bandleader Ernie Fields, Jr. Two of his most successful albums, California Album in 1973 and Dreamer, a year later, came out of that era. He recorded into the 1990s, most often for the Malaco blues label based in Jackson, Miss, according to historic accounts. Honors bestowed on him include induction into the Blues Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. In 1997, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Montgomery said he saw Bland perform in 2005 in San Diego. “He had a band backing him up,” he said. “He sounded great.” Fans mourned him online this week. “Terribly saddened by the loss of my friend and fellow bluesman, Bobby Blue-Bland. Rest in peace, my friend,” wrote Blind Mississippi Morris. Herman Green posted: “I just can’t believe another one of my old school Beale Street musical brothers is gone... Bobby BlueBland was a TRUE Original, and one of my longest, truest and best friends EVER... You WILL be missed for a VERY LONG time!!...LONG LIVE THE MEMORY & THE MUSIC OF The Legendary Bobby Blue Bland!!!”

going to be on and everybody would watch it back then. There was pure excitement and pride, and love that was so deep.” We did cheerleading routines to his songs. We had our first slow dances to “Maybe Tomorrow” and our first kisses to “I’ll Be There.” We broke up with boys in middle school because they never measured up to Michael. “There is a Michael Jackson song to go along with every phase of our childhood,” said Cheries McElroy Dupee of Des Moines, my high school best friend. “His music defined us.” She, other girlfriends and I used to spend long afternoons fantasizing about meeting Michael. I used to try to set up scenarios for us to meet. I went to every J-5 concert, including one when I was in the eighth grade. I saved my babysitting money for weeks to buy a ticket, along with a group of my friends; we scored them sixth row center, close enough, I thought, for Michael to see me from the stage. I blew more babysitting money on a white jumpsuit, something that would catch the stage lights. In my plan, the house lights went down as Michael began to sing. Suddenly, connecting with him on a psychic level as none of the other 49,999 screaming fans could, I stood up. The lights stopped on me, Michael noticed and beckoned for his stage manager. By the time Michael segued from “Never Can Say Goodbye” to “Got to Be There,” I was onstage. He looked deep into my eyes, told me I was the most beautiful girl he’d ever seen and asked me to marry him, right there in front of Cheri, my cousin Terry and everybody. I have spent most of my waking hours since his death remembering Michael. I had a slumber party with some of my girlfriends where we pulled out my LPs, sang and giggled over the lyrics, danced to his videos and ate pizza. It was like a slumber party again, until we started talking about recent years, after the nose jobs and the skin and the chin and the balcony scene. He had changed, but we loved him anyway. We never turned on him, as the newbies had, only to come flocking back after his passing. We always knew that his idiosyncrasies had resulted from failing to find personal happiness because he focused on giving it to us. In one televised interview that I have seen repeatedly in my electronic vigil, a tiny Michael in black and white described how he put so much feeling into his songs. “I don’t sing it if I don’t mean it,” he said. That interview melded to a grown Michael, skin white and lips red, describing how he spent three hours a day with a tutor before heading to the recording studio to work until late. Across the street from the studio was a park and every day he would notice children playing there, he said. And he would cry because he never got a chance to play. That’s when I cried, for the boy I had loved, the sadness he had obviously lived and the tragedy that he died before he got another chance to be happy. This article from July 2009 has been reprinted with permission from The Washington Post.

Ashford and Simpson Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Bowie State By Andrea “Aunni” Young Special to the AFRO Bowie State University awarded Ashford and Simpson, the legendary soul singing group, an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree May 17. The degree was conferred at the school’s commencement ceremony in College Park and comes after Bowie State recently established a scholarship named for the late Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, the Ashford and Simpson Endowed Music Scholarship Fund as a platform for aspiring artists. Following commencement, Simpson was honored at celebrity concert at Bowie’s Fine and Performing Arts Center. Performers included singers Freddie Jackson, Baltimore’s Mayas Leak, Jeff Majors and Jean Carn and the Clarence Knight Orchestra. University President Mickey L. Burnim presented Simpson with the honorary degree. The singer, who now performs as a solo act, talked with the AFRO about life after the death of her husband: AFRO: How is life after the passing of your husband? Valerie Simpson: It’s like a newborn baby finding its way. I’ve already experienced one lifetime and I’m walking into a new one. Nothing is the same. I’m so used to singing a duet and you know waiting for somebody to come in, but there is nobody to come in! I’ve got to keep on singing! AFRO: Do you enjoy performing solo? Simpson: It tickles me and it’s a learning experience. I have new goose bumps on my arms, whereas before I was never nervous. But I’m not afraid. You know, I think that if God has a purpose for you then you come equipped, and ready and able to do it. AFRO: Why Bowie State? Simpson: Because that means that it is a new opportunity. And what I did [performing], you know, was hard to do. But we want to make it a little bit easier. We want to give a little bit more of a cushion. And now that they have that foundation from Bowie. We want to send them into the world stronger and better and more able to fly than we were!

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Valerie Simpson smiling gracefully after closing the tribute with a song.


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PEOPLE

Baltimore Student Honored With School Safety Award Baltimore student, Kiara Gordon of Abbottston Elementary School was one of 14 Student Patrollers out of nearly 30,000 Patrollers in Maryland to be honored with the 2013 AAA MidAtlantic Outstanding School Safety Patrol Award. Selected for their extraordinary leadership, dedication, responsibility and service to their schools and communities, each of these students received a plaque and a $100 Visa® gift card from the MidAtlantic Foundation for Safety and Education.

Marke Dickinson, executive vice president of AAA Mid-Atlantic, Kiara Gordon and Myra Wieman, safety services manager of the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education

Tretheway Gets Second Term as Nation’s Poet Laureate African-American poet Natasha Trethewey has been reappointed to another term as Poet Laureate of the United States, “the nation’s official lightning rod for the poetic impulse of Americans,” according to the Library of Congress. Trethewey, the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta, is also serving a fouryear term as the poet laureate of the state of Mississippi. The poet laureate is appointed annually by the Librarian of Congress and serves from October to May. In making the appointment, the Librarian consults with former appointees, the current Laureate and distinguished poetry critics. When Billington announced Trethewey as the 19th poet laureate in June 2012, he praised her as “an outstanding poet/historian” whose poems Natasha Trethewey “dig beneath the surface of history—personal or communal, from childhood or from a century ago—to explore the human struggles that we all face.” Born in Gulfport, Miss. in 1966, Trethewey graduated from the University of Georgia followed by earning master’s degrees in poetry from Hollins University and from the University of Massachusetts, according to Poets.org. For her second term, she plans to travel to U.S. cities to examine how Americans are exploring and expressing societal issues through poetry, and report on her discoveries in a regular feature on the PBS “NewsHour Poetry Series.”

Former Rockville Baller Inducted Into New England Basketball Hall of Fame Former Quinnipiac University basketball player Rob Monroe will soon be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. The athlete, who played for Quinnipiac in Connecticut from 20012005, led the team in many statistical categories including field goal attempts, field goals made, 3-point attempts, 3 pointers made and more. During Monroe’s early basketball career, he received MVP awards while attending Montrose Christian Academy in Rockville, Md. He later went on to receive MVP of the Tri-State Conference while at Berkshire Academy in Massachusetts. He was later awarded a four-year scholarship to attend Quinnipiac University, where he received numerous awards including the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year, among many others. Monroe and two other former players will be officially inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on June 22 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.

COMMUNITY CONNECTION June 27

In Sight and Sound The Sweet Spot at Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Place, S.E. D.C. 7 p.m. The focus of this production is to increase communication and bridge the gap between hearing and deaf communities. The show includes live dance performances, music and more. For more information: Eventbrite.com. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Boat Ride and Kick Off Party The Park at Fourteenth, 920 14th St., N.W. D.C. 7 p.m. This event will be a kick-off party for the Omega Boat Ride on June 29. For more information: Eventbrite.com.

June 28

Express Your Light, Healing-Centered Art Classes AC Moore Arts and Crafts, 3861 Evergreen Parkway, Bowie, Md. 6 p.m. Express Your Light is a program dedicated to healing through the use of art. Each project incorporates exercises that build self esteem and self worth. $10-$25. For more information: Expressyourlight.weebly.com.

June 29

DC Metro Book Festival National City, 5 Thomas Circle, N.W. D.C. 11 a.m. The D.C. Book Festival is a celebration of books, authors and publishers. $10. For more information: Literacymoments.org.

July 10

Honoring the Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Bolling Air Force Base Officers Club, 50 Theisen St., S.W. D.C. 7 p.m. The Ernest E. Just Foundation will honor the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta for their service to our national defense. Photo ID is required at entry gate. $60. For more information: honoringdeltats.eventbrite.com.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Emerging Actor Talks of His Breakout Role as Oscar Grant Michael B. Jordan

before. It could just as easily have been me, or somebody else with a group of friends going to the city who might have gotten a little rowdy. Oscar was a product of his community. The problem is that people from outside of that community can be quick to judge us based on the way we look, talk and dress.

The Fruitvale Station Interview With Kam Williams

Michael B. Jordan is one of Hollywood’s brightest young actors. In 2012, he starred in 20th Century Fox’s box office hit Chronicle, a supernatural thriller that follows three Portland teens as they develop incredible powers after exposure to a mysterious substance. He also had a supporting role in George Lucas’ film Red Tails, the World War II saga about the legendary Tuskegee Airmen. Of his television work, he is best known for performances in two of the most significant television dramas of the past decade, HBO’s The Wire and NBC’s Emmy-winning Friday Night Lights. Here, he talks about starring as the late Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station, recounting the shooting of the 22 year-old Grant in the back by a police officer on a train station platform on New Year’s Day 2009. Kam Williams: Hi Michael, thanks for the interview. Michael B. Jordan: What’s up, buddy? Thank you for taking the time. KW: That’s quite a powerful performance you delivered as Oscar. MBJ: Thank so much, Kam. KW: What interested you in Fruitvale Station? MBJ: Honestly, I remember hearing about the incident when it happened, and feeling

KW: How was it being directed by Ryan Coogler? MBJ: He’s an incredible director, extremely talented and a natural born leader. And he was the ideal coach for me, because we’re so close in age. We speak the same language, being from the same generation. The story meant a lot to him because he’s from the Bay area. He’s very close to this project. Everything worked out. It was a perfect storm.

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Michael B. Jordan stars as the late Oscar Grant very angry, upset and frustrated about not being able to do anything about it. KW: Did you feel any pressure to deliver a great performance given that it’s the biopic of a person who has passed away and who left behind family, including a young daughter who barely got to know him? MBJ: Of course, and I put a lot of that pressure on myself. I knew that Oscar’s daughter was going to see this film someday, and that was the only pressure I needed

Mister and Lady Day

Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her

to do her father justice. But I felt a huge responsibility not only to his family, but to the whole Bay community, since the story is so important to them, too. KW: Is there anything the family wanted people to know about Oscar? MBJ: That he was a person, a flawed human being who made some mistakes just like anybody else. KW: Did you identify with this character at all, given how often young black males are subjected to profile stops and police brutality? MBJ: Yeah, I’m from Newark, New Jersey, so I’ve been in that sort of situation

KW: What was it like acting opposite an Oscar-winner in Octavia Spencer? MBJ: That ain’t bad, either. Not too shabby. I learned a lot from her. KW: What message do you think people will take away from the film? MBJ: I hope people feel angry, upset, or something that sparks a conversation about how we can be better people. So, I want people to leave the theater and think, “How can I be a better person?” That’s the only way things are going to improve. It may not happen in my lifetime, but if I can play a part in moving things along, then I feel I’ve done a good job. KW: Thanks again for the time, Michael, and I look forward to speaking with you again in January when you get that Oscar nomination. MBJ: I appreciate that, Kam [Chuckles] But don’t jinx me, dude.

By Amy Novesky Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton Book Review By Kam Williams “The great jazz singer Billie Holiday, known as Lady Day, had fame, style, a distinctive singing voice— and lots of dogs. But a boxer named Mister was the dog she loved most. She took great care of Mister, and Mister took good care of her. When the spotlight lit her up like a star, Mister was there. When the stage— and her life—went dark, Mister was there. No matter what, Mister gave Lady Day courage. But would she have enough courage to sing at the grandest venue of her career? -- Excerpted from the inside flyleaf. I was somewhat skeptical of the children’s book about Jimi Hendrix published last year, until I read it and was pleasantly surprised by its apropos storyline. Because the self-destructive rock guitarist died of a drug overdose on drugs at 27, it was hard to see how anybody could figure out how to put a positive spin on his checkered career in a way that would work for impressionable young readers. I was just as wary approaching this exquisitely illustrated tale about Billie Holiday (1919-1959), given that it’s aimed at tykes between the ages of 4 and 8. After all, the late jazz legend known as Lady Day died way before her time after a relentlessly-rough life marked by absentee parents from

infancy, rape during adolescence, teenage prostitution, a string of abusive relationships, substance abuse, a prison stint for drug possession and passing away of cirrhosis of the liver while in police custody.

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Illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton Apparently, the doomed diva’s saving grace was being a dog lover, including owning a beagle, a mutt, a poodle, a terrier, a Great Dane and a couple of Chihuahuas. This

touching tome is devoted to chronicling Billie’s enduring bond with her beloved boxer, Mister. She and the anthropomorphic canine were ostensibly inseparable, with her cooking and knitting sweaters for him while he would keep fans at bay by guarding her dressing room before and after shows. The delightful picture book’s plot thickens when we learn that the loyal pet was inconsolable after she was sent up the river. What supplies the primary suspense is the question of whether or not the recently-paroled ex-con would be up to the daunting challenge of a comeback concert at Carnegie Hall soon after her parole. Of equal import is Billie’s concern for her long-lost hound’s whereabouts. Of course, he miraculously materializes, waiting in the wings just offstage, allowing a very grateful master to share a joyous reunion with Man’s, or should I say, Lady Day’s best friend.

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Video App Expands Instagram Penetration of Social Media

Diddy Hopes to Bring Music Back to TV With Revolt The Associated Press

by Courtney Jacobs Special to the AFRO Instagram has done it again, this time by adding a video application for its users. The online service for iPhones and Android smartphones allows users to record videos up to 15 seconds and post it to their timeline. “We talk about Instagram as capturing and sharing the world’s moments. It’s not just about photography,” Instagram founder Kevin Systrom told ABC News “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir. “There are a ton of moments in the world that can’t be captured in single images.” Not only can videos be taken, but filters can also be added to them, to make the videos look better. With 13 filters to choose from, users now have a wide variety to select from to share their most memorable moments with their followers. The app is competitive with Twitter’s Vine app, which has become widely used in recent months. Vine users can create six-second videos that will play continuously once started. The video app has been in development for two years, Systrom said. Industry observers say the just-released video app is expanding Instagram’s penetration of the iPhone /Android market. The products of both apps can be posted on Facebook and Twitter.

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Instagram’s new video feature is demonstrated at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

Diddy had been working on developing a TV network for years. When he was almost shut out of performing on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” around the release of a 2010 album, the rapperproducer realized he needed to launch the network sooner rather than later. “I had to beg to be on ... ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and it was something to me that wasn’t right about that,” he AP photo said. Diddy believed there weren’t enough outlets for musicians on TV — and that moment drove home the point. He’s launching Revolt TV in the fall. “There’s ESPN for sports, CNN, Fox News for news and the AP. There should be a brand for music, and now we have that brand that’s going to focus on music and not reality shows,” he said. “There’s been a gaping hole once some of the other channels stopped having focus on music and focused more on reality, and it left a gaping hole for artists and fans of not having a place to go.” The 43-year-old entrepreneur announced last week that Revolt TV had reached a deal to have his network distributed on Time Warner Cable. Comcast Corp. announced a deal with Diddy’s network last year. Sean “Diddy” Combs has produced shows like “Making the Band” for MTV, and he’s hoping to bring the flavor of what’s buzzing on the Internet — viral videos, behind-the-scene music moments and raw interviews — to TV sets. He’s “embracing” what’s happening online and plans to tap into that audience. “We want to have partnerships with YouTube and we want to have partnerships with Facebook and Instagram and Spotify and Beats (by Dre),” he said. “We’re all in this together.” MTV, which has shifted to reality TV, occasionally plays music videos, and there are channels like MTV Hits and VH1 Soul that show videos throughout the day. Diddy said Revolt TV will proudly play music videos, but “this is not an MTV 2 (or) 3.0.” “I wanted my MTV and so when I missed it, I didn’t want to complain about it, I wanted to do something about it,” he said. “They inspired me and helped with the blueprint.” Diddy, whose brand includes movies, fragrances, fashion lines and endorsements, said he’s making sure Revolt TV isn’t Diddy TV. He said Oprah Winfrey, who launched her OWN network in 2011, warned him of the hardships that would come with owning a network. “One of the things I did learn from Oprah is that this is a marathon, not a sprint,” he said.

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Bishop Blake Heralds Change in Church of God In Christ By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO Like the nation under President Barack Obama, the Church of God in Christ is being defined by change under the current leadership of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. and the membership seems to welcome that transformation. “I’m 100 percent in his corner,” said Bishop Carlis L. Moody Sr., president of the International Missions Department, in a 2009 interview. “Bishop Blake is one of the greatest leaders the church has ever had. The ideas that he has for the church would bring about great change,” Moody said, also acknowledging that churches tend to “buck” against change. “But he’s a man with foresight looking into the future and realizing we’re not going to be here that long. So he presses forward to make whatever changes he can while he’s presiding bishop.” As the head of the Church of God in Christ, COGIC, the largest Pentecostal body in the United States and one of the largest in the world with more than 6 million members in almost 60 countries, the Right Rev. Blake has become the new face and voice of Pentecostalism worldwide. He was appointed and later elected as presiding bishop in 2007. During the church’s quadrennial elections the following year, Blake was re-elected as presiding bishop for another four-year term.  During his tenure, Bishop Blake has moved to redefine COGIC as a relevant, 21st century institution, beginning with an increased use of the internet and other digital media. “The internet is where the action is,” Bishop Blake said in a 2009 interview. “If an organization or an individual is not utilizing the digital world,

the internet, then they are out of step with today’s world, and certainly out of step with tomorrow’s world. And I felt that the Church of God in Christ, literally, could not move ahead or minister effectively without being involved in the internet.” Under Blake’s leadership, the church has revamped its website to accommodate contemporary tools such as online and distance learning. Additionally, just like their leader, the church’s different departments have established their presence on social media forums such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and others. This year’s International Auxiliaries in Ministry Convention has even launched a convention APP for smartphones that allows users to register, view live streaming and photos, connect with other attendees, find businesses and restaurants in the host city and more. “He’s a sharp man and he’s a thinker. He’s unusual; he’s unique,” said Bishop John Sheard of Blake’s singular outlook to ministry. But he’s also a leader with a heart for people, and all the changes are meant to enhance the church’s ability to spread the good news of Jesus Christ by word and deed. “We live in a world that faces so many crises, so many problems. It is our intention, with the help of God, to utilize every instrument and every strategy that we can to impact our world,” Bishop Blake said. That’s one reason his administration has put such a focus on missions, which he called the “heartbeat” of the church. That focus has driven Blake’s own ministry, the 24,000-member West Angeles Church Of God In Christ in Los Angeles, Calif., which he said has been the epicenter of the denomination’s missions efforts. Blake, himself, is a humanitarian.  He is the

chief executive officer of Save Africa’s Children, a program of the Pan African Children’s Fund. The group has assisted over 300 grassroots and faith-based projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, reaching over 90,000 AIDS-affected children. Save Africa’s Children also supports more than 100,000 children in 340 orphan care programs throughout more than 23 nations on the continent of Africa. And his missions efforts are also focused domestically, on communities in the United States. For example, his church offers more than 80 ministries for psychological, social and economic enhancement of the Los Angeles community. “The church is in many cases the most stable and committed institution in most of the communities of our nation,” Blake said. “The Church of God in Christ has about Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. Presiding Bishop Continued on C6

COGICs AIM to Make Disciples Worldwide By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO No man is an island, including the leader of a religious body. Jesus gave the “great commission” to his

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disciples to go out and make disciples of people all over the world, baptizing them and teaching them all he had taught them. It was a daunting task. They couldn’t do it alone, and neither can the “apostles” of this age, which is why the Church of God in Christ’s Auxiliaries in Ministry Convention is such an integral part of that denomination. From July 1-5, thousands of Church of God in Christ (COGIC) members will journey to Baltimore for the 2013 AIM Convention, an annual conclave. “The goal of AIM is effectiveness in ministry,” the church’s website states. “Its primary goal is training for a more effective domestic and global outreach, and its mission is to advance Kingdom work through training, worship, evangelism, discipleship, fellowship and service.” During the formative stages of COGIC, its founder Bishop Charles H. Mason organized departments to further support the work of the church. As it continued to grow and expand, new departments, auxiliaries and ministries were added, a reflection of the church’s holistic approach to ministry both to its members and to the communities in which they serve. Today, COGIC has several subsidiaries. The work of the

International Department of Evangelism is to fan the flames of evangelism by providing “structure, mentoring, moral support and training” for all COGIC’s members, as all are called to spread the work of the gospel. According to COGIC’s newsletter, the department’s new leader, the Rev. Elijah Hankerson, said at this year’s convention he plans to reintroduce the “new and improved” Bishop L.C. Page School and introduce the NexGen ministry, which is targeted to those who are 49 years and longer in ministry. The department also plans to host “Revival Fire” events, three nights of powerful preaching at the conference. The Department of Missions is on a continual “endeavor to spread the gospel to areas of the world where no gospel message has ever been preached or heard,” according its leader, Bishop Carlis L. Moody Sr. Given that mandate, he added, “We are very excited about the avenues of communicating by using various Social Media to reach various parts of the world.” During the convention, the department will train and re-train mission workers. Almost immediately after, Youth on a Mission (YOAM) teams will embark on mission trips to Jamaica, Liberia and Malawi. Other auxiliaries include the Departments of Music, Sunday School, Youth, Women’s, Men’s, Children’s and Prison’s ministries; and other offices dedicated to urban initiatives, military and chaplaincy services, health and wellness, online education and even a

Scholastic Motivation Ministry geared toward facilitating and enhancing youth potential. Superintendent Linwood Dillard of Memphis, Tenn., is the new chairman of the AIM Convention and succeeds Bishop J. Drew Sheard, who was recently elected to the General Board of the Church Of God In Christ. “I am excited about the season of tremendous opportunity that God is getting ready to do for our great church,” Rev. Dillard said in a video promoting the event. A former president of the International Youth Department, Dillard brings a wealth of administrative and organizational skills to the position. He pastors the Citadel of Deliverance Church Of God In Christ in Germantown, Tenn., along with his wife, Stephanie Marie Dillard and their children, Faith Marie and Linwood III. Dillard holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is also a graduate of the W.L. Porter Bible Institute, which is accredited by the Evangelical Training Association.  In February 2006, Dillard was featured in EBONY magazine as one of 30 young leaders under the age of 30, highlighted for his work with various social and professional organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Society of Black Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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rom the days of founder, Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, the Church of God in Christ, sometimes called Holiness or Pentecostal, has purposed itself to live out the fullness of gospel living through the power of the Holy Spirit. The flame has been resident in well known leaders, but no less so in every saint who shares the light and life with everyone in their sphere of influence. These photos are a sampling of COGIC ministry through the years and across the country.

Elder Chandler D.C. Owens, center, president of the International Youth Congress, Church of God in Christ, speaks with Elder James T. Watson, left, vice president and Elder William James, executive secretary. July, 1967. Guests at the Congress : Bishop J. S. Bailey, Bishop O.N. Kelley, Bishop C. W. Williams, Bishop J. C. Patterson and Bishop Samuel Kelsey.

The scholarship luncheon that was part of the 13th annual Youth Congress of the Churches of God in Christ of the District of Columbia brought together the Rev. William D. Jackson, left, emcee; the Rev. Harvey L. Lewis, state president; Bishop Samuel Kelsey, state bishop and former baseball star and businessman Jackie Robinson who was guest speaker. The six-day congress was held at Star of Bethlehem Church, 11th and V Streets, N.W. September 1967.

Officials of the 33rd State Sunday School Congress of the Churches of God in Christ of Maryland are shown as the convention convened in Baltimore at the Greater Macedonia Church of God in Christ where the Rev. Clarence C. Powell was the pastor in August, 1972. They are Elder Frank Braxton, left, Bishop T.K. Young, Elizabeth Bazemore, Albert Lewis, Ednorah Barnes, the Rev. Benjamin Barnes, Ada Jones, Herbert Jones, State Superintendent Clarence E. Powell, Annie B. Powell, Superintendent Edgar L. Scott and Minnie P. Scott. Photo by John Dorman

Bishop Charles E. Brewer, Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ in New Haven, Conn. December, 1965.

Glorious Church of God in Son serves the community from its location at 4510 Brooks Street, N.E. Among Sunday morning attendants are Hazel McGee, left, president of the Usher Board’ Cora Wright, president of the Senior Birthday Club; Janet Wright, president of the Junior Birthday Club, Shirley Miller, Sunday School teacher; Reginald Miller, Rozelle Gonzales, organist; Michael Veny, Sarah Johnson, superintendent of Sunday School, Lessie McDowell, president of the Pastor’s Aide and Elder Albert T. Davis, pastor of the church. March, 1968.

First Lady Night at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ, 1017 Fourth Street, N.W., Washington, honored E. Bernice Harris, wife of Archbishop D.H. Harris of Pittsburgh. Shown at the service are Archbishop Harris, left, Bernice Harris and members of the local church, Conchetta Madden, first district social worker who was mistress of ceremonies; Rev. John Madden, secretary of the building fund banking committee and Lara Phillips Jones. November, 1967.

The 45th Annual Spring Conference of the Church of God in Christ at the Wells Cathedral in Newark, N.J., with Bishop Esau Courtney presiding. Worshipers include, from left, Elder Kelmo C. Porter Jr., Bishop Courtney, Mother Annie Bailey, supervisor of missions; Elder Chandler Owens, host pastor; Mayor Hugh J. Addonizio, Assistant Bishop C. H. Cotton and Elder J. Knight. March 26, 1966.

Church of God in Christ, Philadelphia

Sandra Bunch, left, Lydia Tallie, Janice Smith, Darlene Miller and, in the back, Nathan Smith and choir director Gerald Bates, members of the State Choir of Greater Maryland Church of God in Christ prepare to attend the international youth convention in New York. July, 1972

The 9th Women’s Convention of New Jersey conference of the Church of God in Christ met in East Orange, N.J. with Dr. Anne Bailey, left, national supervisor of the women’s department and international president, receiving the key to the city from Mayor James W. Kelly Jr. Mrs. Range, state supervisor of the women’s department of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bailey of Detroit addresses the annual banquet held at the hotel Suburban and gets a laugh from Bishop of the State of new Jersey, the Rt. Rev. Esau Courtney and Mrs. Courtney. The sessions were held at Reid Temple Church, 154 N. Oraton Parkway. June, 1968.


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It All Started With the Flame had to be moved to an abandoned warehouse on the bank of a little creek in Lexington, Miss., which was owned by a Mr. Watson. Subsequent to the revival, it The Church of God in Christ, the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States, became necessary to organize the new converts into a church that was birthed in the belly of a man who thirsted emphasized the doctrine of entire for more—more of the Holy Spirit. Charles Harrison Mason was born Sept. sanctification through the outpouring 8, 1866, on the Prior Farm near Memphis, of the Holy Spirit. Tenn., the son of former slaves Jerry and Eliza Elder Mason, Elder Jones, Mason, who found salvation in Christ during and Elder Pleasant, and 60 stood the dark days of slavery. as charter members for the new Reared in the Missionary Baptist Church, denomination known as the “Church Mason gave his life to Christ at the age of of God.” Jones was elected the 12. As a child he prayed with his mother, general overseer, Mason was asking “above all things for God to give him a selected as overseer of Tennessee, religion like the one he had heard about from and J.A. Jeter was selected as the old slaves and seen demonstrated in their overseer of Arkansas. The gin house lives.” was the church’s first meeting place, “This yearning for the God of his forbears but land was soon bought on Gazoo underlies the dynamic of his life,” wrote Ithiel Street, from Mrs. John Ashcraft, C. Clemmons in Bishop C. H. Mason and the just beyond the corporate line, upon Roots of the Church of God in Christ. which was built a little 2,400-squareIn 1880, according to that historical foot edifice. account, Mason experienced the supernatural Mason tarried over a name for Courtesy photo work of God when he was miraculously healed the church, seeking a spiritual one Bishop Charles H. Mason was known to preach with power and pray with the expectation of an of a debilitating disease. His mother took him that would distinguish the church answer. to the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church from others of the similar title. He near Plumerville, Ark., where he was baptized prayed and read the Bible. Then, one him authority to establish doctrine, organize what he considered the “good news” of his by the church’s pastor and his brother, I.S. day in 1897, he was walking along a street in auxiliaries and appoint overseers. Pentecostal experience. But Elder J. A. Jeter, Nelson. Little Rock, when the name “Church of God After years of litigation, Mason’s group General Overseer Jones and others dismissed Following in his brother’s example, Mason in Christ” was revealed to him. The revelation retained the COGIC name, becoming the the doctrine of speaking in tongues as the became Ca hu layrcpreacher, traveling throughout was supported by the scripture I Thessalonians initial evidence of Spirit baptism and deemed first legally incorporated Pentecostal body h Of God In C hr is Afrospreading t Arkansas, his testimony. 2:14: “For ye brethren became followers of the Pr -American (189 os pe re d in the United States; Jones’ faction remained it a delusion, causing a fracture in the body. U nder Mason: 97 3-1988); D ProQuest Histor r-oldwhich ical Newspaperec 2, 1961; Churches -y ofeaGod in bishopinfoJudea pg. 19 a Holiness church, changing its name to The 1907 general assembly held in Jackson, undedare s: The Baltimor unit in '96 e Afro-Americ an (1893-1988 the Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. Mason was expelled. He subsequently called ) From 10 churches in 1907, the Church of a conference in Memphis, Tenn., inviting God in Christ has grown to become one of all those who believed in receiving the the largest Pentecostal denominations in the baptism of the Holy Ghost according to the world, with more than 6 million members in scriptures in Acts 2:1-4. The early pioneers nearly 60 countries. of this reorganized Holiness-Pentecostal Though it was racially diverse in church were E. R. Driver, J.Bowe, R.R. its beginnings, the era of Jim Crow Booker, R. E. Hart, W. Welsh, A. A. oversaw a drawing away of the church’s Blackwell, E. M. Page, R.H. I. Clark, D. J. white membership. Now, the church is Young, James Brewer, Daniel Spearman and predominantly African-American, and has J. H. Boone. attracted various famous African Americans These elders became the first Pentecostal including the Winans Family of entertainers, General Assembly of the Church of God in the Clark Sisters and Rev. T.D. Jakes, a leading Christ. They unanimously chose Mason as general overseer and chief apostle, giving televangelist and spiritual leader.  By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO

The Baltimore Afro-American Dec. 2, 1961

But despite his being licensed and ordained to preach in 1893, Mason harbored misgivings about his church’s doctrine, some of which seemed to be assuaged by his reading of the autobiography of African-American Methodist evangelist Amanda Berry Smith. One of the most widely respected black holiness evangelists of the 19th century, Smith’s testimony led many Blacks into the Holiness movement, including Mason, who claimed sanctification after reading her autobiography. With the lens of his faith altered, Mason did not last long at Arkansas Baptist College, where he had enrolled Nov. 1, 1893. He withdrew after three months because of his dissatisfaction with the methods of teaching and the presentation of the Bible message. Mason returned to preaching wherever he was called.

Christ Jesus: for ye have suffered like things of your own countrymen even as they have of the Jews.” All of the brethren unanimously agreed to the name of “Church of God in Christ.” But such unanimity did not prevail, particularly after Elder Mason traveled to Los Angeles, in 1907 to participate in the Azusa Street Revival led by Black evangelist Rev. William Seymour. Seymour was preaching concerning Luke 24:49, “And behold I send the promise of my Father upon you; but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high.” And, Rev. Mason became convinced that it was essential for him to have the outpouring of the Holy Ghost. According to the church history, Mason said he received the power to speak in tongues in that revival. He wrote in his personal testimony that he prayed and asked God for that spiritual baptism: “I got a place at the altar and began to thank God. After that, I said Lord if I could only baptize myself, I would do so; for I wanted the baptism so bad I did not know what to do. I said, Lord, You will have to do the work for me; so lllll Rev. Charles Harrison Mason I turned it over into His hands.” As he tarried at the altar, Mason said he got In 1895, he met the men who would up and began to sing the hymn “He Brought become his closest companions in ministry: Elder C.P. Jones of Jackson, Miss.; Elder J.E. Me Out of the Miry Clay.” Jeter, of Little Rock, Ark.; and Elder W.S. At that moment, he said, “The Spirit came Pleasant of Hazelhurst, Miss. Together, these upon the saints and upon me…Then I gave up for the Lord to have His way within me. So spiritual pioneers conducted a revival in 1896, there came a wave of Glory into me and all in Jackson, Miss., converting, sanctifying and healing large numbers of attendees. of my being was filled with the Glory of the Rev. Mason’s dogmatic teachings on Lord. the doctrine of sanctification stirred much “…When I opened my mouth to say Glory, controversy among Black Baptists and a flame touched my tongue which ran down caused him to be vehemently criticized, me. My language changed and no word could ostracized and later expelled from the body. I speak in my own tongue. Oh! I was filled The men returned to Jackson in 1897 for with the Glory of the Lord. My soul was then produced with permission of e copyright ow another miracle th deliverance revival. The satisfied.” ner. Further reproduction prohibMason attendance was so overwhelming that the event Rev. home, preaching ited withreturned ou

…When I opened my mouth to say Glory, a flame touched my tongue which ran down me. My language changed and no word could I speak in my own tongue. Oh! I was filled with the Glory of the Lord. My soul was then satisfied.”

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It All Started With the Flame had to be moved to an abandoned warehouse on the bank of a little creek in Lexington, Miss., which was owned by a Mr. Watson. Subsequent to the revival, it The Church of God in Christ, the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States, became necessary to organize the new converts into a church that was birthed in the belly of a man who thirsted emphasized the doctrine of entire for more—more of the Holy Spirit. Charles Harrison Mason was born Sept. sanctification through the outpouring 8, 1866, on the Prior Farm near Memphis, of the Holy Spirit. Tenn., the son of former slaves Jerry and Eliza Elder Mason, Elder Jones, Mason, who found salvation in Christ during and Elder Pleasant, and 60 stood the dark days of slavery. as charter members for the new Reared in the Missionary Baptist Church, denomination known as the “Church Mason gave his life to Christ at the age of of God.” Jones was elected the 12. As a child he prayed with his mother, general overseer, Mason was asking “above all things for God to give him a selected as overseer of Tennessee, religion like the one he had heard about from and J.A. Jeter was selected as the old slaves and seen demonstrated in their overseer of Arkansas. The gin house lives.” was the church’s first meeting place, “This yearning for the God of his forbears but land was soon bought on Gazoo underlies the dynamic of his life,” wrote Ithiel Street, from Mrs. John Ashcraft, C. Clemmons in Bishop C. H. Mason and the just beyond the corporate line, upon Roots of the Church of God in Christ. which was built a little 2,400-squareIn 1880, according to that historical foot edifice. account, Mason experienced the supernatural Mason tarried over a name for Courtesy photo work of God when he was miraculously healed the church, seeking a spiritual one Bishop Charles H. Mason was known to preach with power and pray with the expectation of an of a debilitating disease. His mother took him that would distinguish the church answer. to the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church from others of the similar title. He near Plumerville, Ark., where he was baptized prayed and read the Bible. Then, one him authority to establish doctrine, organize what he considered the “good news” of his by the church’s pastor and his brother, I.S. day in 1897, he was walking along a street in auxiliaries and appoint overseers. Pentecostal experience. But Elder J. A. Jeter, Nelson. Little Rock, when the name “Church of God After years of litigation, Mason’s group General Overseer Jones and others dismissed Following in his brother’s example, Mason in Christ” was revealed to him. The revelation retained the COGIC name, becoming the the doctrine of speaking in tongues as the became Ca hu layrcpreacher, traveling throughout was supported by the scripture I Thessalonians initial evidence of Spirit baptism and deemed first legally incorporated Pentecostal body h Of God In C hr is Afrospreading t Arkansas, his testimony. 2:14: “For ye brethren became followers of the Pr -American (189 os pe re d in the United States; Jones’ faction remained it a delusion, causing a fracture in the body. U nder Mason: 97 3-1988); D ProQuest Histor r-oldwhich ical Newspaperec 2, 1961; Churches -y ofeaGod in bishopinfoJudea pg. 19 a Holiness church, changing its name to The 1907 general assembly held in Jackson, undedare s: The Baltimor unit in '96 e Afro-Americ an (1893-1988 the Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. Mason was expelled. He subsequently called ) From 10 churches in 1907, the Church of a conference in Memphis, Tenn., inviting God in Christ has grown to become one of all those who believed in receiving the the largest Pentecostal denominations in the baptism of the Holy Ghost according to the world, with more than 6 million members in scriptures in Acts 2:1-4. The early pioneers nearly 60 countries. of this reorganized Holiness-Pentecostal Though it was racially diverse in church were E. R. Driver, J.Bowe, R.R. its beginnings, the era of Jim Crow Booker, R. E. Hart, W. Welsh, A. A. oversaw a drawing away of the church’s Blackwell, E. M. Page, R.H. I. Clark, D. J. white membership. Now, the church is Young, James Brewer, Daniel Spearman and predominantly African-American, and has J. H. Boone. attracted various famous African Americans These elders became the first Pentecostal including the Winans Family of entertainers, General Assembly of the Church of God in the Clark Sisters and Rev. T.D. Jakes, a leading Christ. They unanimously chose Mason as general overseer and chief apostle, giving televangelist and spiritual leader.  By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO

The Baltimore Afro-American Dec. 2, 1961

But despite his being licensed and ordained to preach in 1893, Mason harbored misgivings about his church’s doctrine, some of which seemed to be assuaged by his reading of the autobiography of African-American Methodist evangelist Amanda Berry Smith. One of the most widely respected black holiness evangelists of the 19th century, Smith’s testimony led many Blacks into the Holiness movement, including Mason, who claimed sanctification after reading her autobiography. With the lens of his faith altered, Mason did not last long at Arkansas Baptist College, where he had enrolled Nov. 1, 1893. He withdrew after three months because of his dissatisfaction with the methods of teaching and the presentation of the Bible message. Mason returned to preaching wherever he was called.

Christ Jesus: for ye have suffered like things of your own countrymen even as they have of the Jews.” All of the brethren unanimously agreed to the name of “Church of God in Christ.” But such unanimity did not prevail, particularly after Elder Mason traveled to Los Angeles, in 1907 to participate in the Azusa Street Revival led by Black evangelist Rev. William Seymour. Seymour was preaching concerning Luke 24:49, “And behold I send the promise of my Father upon you; but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high.” And, Rev. Mason became convinced that it was essential for him to have the outpouring of the Holy Ghost. According to the church history, Mason said he received the power to speak in tongues in that revival. He wrote in his personal testimony that he prayed and asked God for that spiritual baptism: “I got a place at the altar and began to thank God. After that, I said Lord if I could only baptize myself, I would do so; for I wanted the baptism so bad I did not know what to do. I said, Lord, You will have to do the work for me; so lllll Rev. Charles Harrison Mason I turned it over into His hands.” As he tarried at the altar, Mason said he got In 1895, he met the men who would up and began to sing the hymn “He Brought become his closest companions in ministry: Elder C.P. Jones of Jackson, Miss.; Elder J.E. Me Out of the Miry Clay.” Jeter, of Little Rock, Ark.; and Elder W.S. At that moment, he said, “The Spirit came Pleasant of Hazelhurst, Miss. Together, these upon the saints and upon me…Then I gave up for the Lord to have His way within me. So spiritual pioneers conducted a revival in 1896, there came a wave of Glory into me and all in Jackson, Miss., converting, sanctifying and healing large numbers of attendees. of my being was filled with the Glory of the Rev. Mason’s dogmatic teachings on Lord. the doctrine of sanctification stirred much “…When I opened my mouth to say Glory, controversy among Black Baptists and a flame touched my tongue which ran down caused him to be vehemently criticized, me. My language changed and no word could ostracized and later expelled from the body. I speak in my own tongue. Oh! I was filled The men returned to Jackson in 1897 for with the Glory of the Lord. My soul was then produced with permission of e copyright ow another miracle th deliverance revival. The satisfied.” ner. Further reproduction prohibMason attendance was so overwhelming that the event Rev. home, preaching ited withreturned ou

…When I opened my mouth to say Glory, a flame touched my tongue which ran down me. My language changed and no word could I speak in my own tongue. Oh! I was filled with the Glory of the Lord. My soul was then satisfied.”

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AIM Conference Staff Missions Department

Music Department

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Bishop Carlis Moody Bishop Alton Gatlin President President

Evangelist Cleolia Pentix Field Representative

Youth Department

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Pastor Benjamin Stephens President

Evangelist Joyce Rodgers Chairlady

Dr. Elijah Hankerson President

Dr. Judith McAllister President

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Opening the Doors of the Church Through Social Media By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO At first it was the radio. Then it was the television. Now, the internet and social media are the new frontiers of Christian ministry. The goal of ministry is to reach both Christians and non-Christians where they are. And increasingly where they are is online. That’s why the use of social media is becoming more prevalent throughout Christendom. “Any strategy aimed at maximizing your ministry’s reach should include having a presence in every social media space where your audience spends time and finds community,” said MediaforMinstry.org, which offers tips to ministries to boost their online presence. Not only do these sites allow for ministries to promote themselves, but it also allows them to organize and promote events and to encourage community and dialogue. “The role of social media in the modern church is to take the message of Jesus Christ preached in our pulpits, that reaches a limited amount of people, to an individual’s phone, tablet or computer that can be shared repeatedly, reaching millions,” said Corey Phillips, social media director of the Church of God in Christ’s International Auxiliaries in Ministry Convention, which is being held in Baltimore, Md., this year. “Social media is crucial to the success of the church,” he added. “The church now has something the Apostle Paul probably wished he had and that is quick, efficient and effective ways to access all parts of the world spreading the Good News.” “Social media has allowed the modern church to break cultural, religious, political and

geographic barriers we were once limited to.” Under the leadership of its newly-minted chairman, Superintendent Linwood Dillard, AIM, this year, is taking full advantage of these online ministry tools. It has an active presence on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, SocialCam and Instagram. It was a challenge that Phillips, who has held his position for a mere two-and-a-half months, was happy to take on. “Creating the initial buzz for all our social media outlets was the most challenging [task]. In social media it is all about capturing the attention and giving the audience a reason to follow and share our sites in a very short window,” he said. “With every major challenge [however] comes great reward. We were able to create that buzz, and in a month, we doubled our FB likes, tripled our Twitter following and have seen major increase in Instagram and SocialCam which will play a more involved role during the AIM Convention.” Interested persons can just enter #iLOVEAIM into their social media search engines starting June 27 to find

convention information, updates and photos and share their AIM experience. AIM also launched a convention application for smartphones, available from iTunes and Google’s Play store. The app allows users to register for the conference online, watch live streams of the services, consult the itinerary and add events to their device’s calendar, meet convention members online and find restaurants and other businesses in Baltimore, where the conference in being held. “Awesome application. Hats off to Presiding Bishop [Charles E. Blake] for his wisdom in connecting [us] to modern times. How incredible,” said Susie Thompson, a Play Store customer, in her posted review on May 30. Byron Stevenson called it “one of the best and most comprehensive on the market.” Said Phillips, “We [wanted] to give those attending and not attending the opportunity to know firsthand what is happening around the grounds of the convention. Every service, class, and personal experience will be captured for those to share…. “This is a family affair and we want all to feel that this is their AIM through social media.”

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Youth Ministry is Building on a Solid Foundation By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO The Church of God in Christ’s International Youth Department plans to have a rousing time at this year’s International Auxiliaries in Ministry Convention in Baltimore, Md. “What a prime opportunity we have to be young, strong and on fire for Jesus Christ…. We are going to have a blast lifting up the name of Jesus,” said the department’s new president, Pastor Benjamin Stephens III, in the church’s newsletter. “As the song says, I don’t know what you will come to do, but I promise you, we are going to clap our hands, do our dance, and lift Jesus higher!” Thousands of young people are expected to attend the workshops, rallies, concerts and other activities that will be conducted with an eye toward teaching youth how to apply the word of God in their lives. The task is a precious one, since the youth department of any church is charged with nurturing and training the spiritual leaders of the future. In doing so, however, those

departments face singular challenges, which are directly aligned with the burdens that young people face at that stage of their lives. Young people are “caught in an intense period of transition,” where they are trying to define themselves apart from their parents and to figure out their purpose, said Rev. Stephens in his book From Jay Z to Jesus: Reaching and Teaching Young Adults in the Black Church. And, while they are “trying to define who they are and what they are called to do, they are second-guessing themselves, their God and their faith.” Many young adults leave the church during this period of self-searching, and try to “find themselves” in the context of popular culture, which only sends them mixed messages, Stephens continued. That’s why youth ministries “must bring them into a community of faith that recognizes and honors the developmental work they are doing and walks with them,” he wrote. “In the church they need to hear a message that engages the messages they are getting from the culture while teaching them ways to seek counsel from God, godly friends, and leaders as they walk through this important phase of life.” In order to properly train and maintain young church members, they also need to be presented with a religious experience that is very “real.”

“They are not willing simply to come virtue, discipline, self-respect, bravery and to church on Sunday and go through the education, respectively, in youth ages 13 to 21. motions. They question the relevance and It is all part of Stephen’s vision for the power of the church. They critique form and department to “Build on a Solid Foundation.” fashion that don’t Hailed by Charisma Magazine as one lead to deliverance,” of the nation’s top 21 emerging Christian said Stephens, who leaders, Stephens, himself, is an example previously served as of the potential that can be realized by the vice president of the church’s youth with the right training and Youth Department encouragement. and as overseer of Stephens earned a bachelor’s degree in the Young Men of business administration with a concentration Valor program, which in marketing from Whittier College; a ministers to young master’s degree in divinity from C.H. men between the ages Mason Theological Seminary at the of 12-20 within the Interdenominational Theological denomination.  “[They] Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Ga.; and a want to be involved in doctorate in ministry from ministry that is real, Fuller Theological tangible and making a Seminary. He difference in the here currently serves as and now.” senior pastor to COGIC’s Trinity Temple Youth Department tries to provide that in Church Of God multiple ways as they pursue the goal of In Christ in grooming young men and women to become Grandview, Mo. self-sustaining, job-producing, spiritually empowered change agents that can become “valued resources to their families, churches and communities.” For example, the church has a Scholastic Motivation Ministry, which offers scholarships and uses other means of facilitating and enhancing youth potential. Young people are also encouraged to actively engage in ministry—for example, several young people will go out on the mission field, right after the convention, to countries in the Caribbean and Africa. During the convention, the department will host a Men of Valor “Beautillion” and a Women of Excellence pageant, Pastor Benjamin Stephens, president which are meant to encourage and celebrate the values of valiancy,

Bishop Blake Heralds Change Continued from C1 12,000 congregations [and] many of these congregations are located in some of the most impoverished and troubled areas of our cities. And it is certainly our mission and our desire to minister as effectively in these communities as we can.” To that end, Bishop Blake instituted an Urban Initiatives program with five components that each COGIC church is required to incorporate: 1. Education, which involves mentoring, tutoring and other programs to assist children in staying and succeeding in school; and literacy programs for adults. 2. Job preparation and job finding services. 3. Crime-prevention efforts, including afterschool programs and building relationships with local police.

Drawing on more than 50 objects created over the past 120 years, Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery investigates how artists read, experienced and interpreted a visual response to the Bible. View this special exhibition in addition to three permanent galleries, a resource center, café and gift shop! Show your conference badge to receive $4 admission to the museum!

4. Family: strengthening marriages and families by offering training and counseling and enhancing the role and image of men as husbands and fathers. 5. Financial literacy. “Bishop Blake is, to me, the leader for the 21st century,” said Evangelist Joyce Rodgers, of the International Youth Department, in a 2009 interview. “He has been called to take the Church of God in Christ, which I see as a giant, and turn it into the direction that, perhaps, Bishop [C.H.] Mason (the church’s founder) had from the beginning of time, and that is a church that lifts up Jesus Christ, but also a church that becomes a beacon in the city,…one that changes the lifestyle of the communities that they are in, naturally and spiritually.”

Bishop Blake’s outstanding leadership was recognized when he was chosen to sit on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, where he gave voice to an “inner-city constituency.” Blake has also served as the founding chairman of the board of directors for the C.H. Mason Theological Seminary and as an executive committee member on the board of directors of the Interdenominational Theological Seminary. He also formerly served as an advisory committee member of the Pentecostal World Conference. Blake received his master’s in divinity degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in 1965, and did further graduate study at Claremont Graduate School and Fuller Theological Seminary in California. Blake was also awarded the honorary degrees of a doctorate in divinity from the California Graduate School of Theology in 1982 and doctorate in law from Oral Roberts University in 1988. Other awards and accolades include the Distinguished Leadership Award presented by the African Presidential Archives and Research Center at Boston University, the 2006 Trumpet Award, the Salvation Army’s William Booth Award, the Greenlining Institute’s Big Heart Award, and the L.A. Urban League’s Whitney M. Young Award for the year 2000. In 2003, Bishop Blake was awarded the Harvard Foundation Humanitarian Medal.


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If Bosh simply plays average basketball next post-season, the Heat will once again cruise into the last round.

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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are smiling again. The Miami Heat eked out a second consecutive title by way of grit, grind and big games from the Heat’s duo. However, James promised not one, not two but multiple titles when the trio of him, Wade and Chris Bosh originally joined forces in 2010. So after the parades, the parties and the parlaying, Miami will be getting back to work and readying themselves again for another title run. But with the way Wade hobbled to the finish line and the way Bosh sleepwalked through the Finals, Miami doesn’t look like such a clear favorite for hoisting the 2014 NBA title. Stephen D. Riley and Perry Green of the AFRO Sports Desk debate where the Heat will rise from here. Riley: Trying to figure out what’s next for Miami is pretty tough. This is a team that was pushed to the brink by the San Antonio Spurs and won a trophy with virtually no scoring from Bosh and a vintage performance from Wade. James was excellent in Game 7, scoring nearly 40 points while draining three’s and jumpers from all over the court. Wade looked gassed throughout the Finals and Bosh was simply

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Green: I wouldn’t herald their return just yet. I loved what I saw out of the Indiana Pacers when those two teams met in the Eastern Finals and I have to believe that injured star Danny Granger, once the face of the franchise, will either provide a great boost to the team upon his healthy return or net the team a nice compensation piece should Indiana trade him. The stars are aligned for Indiana to be even stronger next year. The Eastern Conference will also welcome the return of Chicago’s Derrick Rose from his ACL tear next fall and the New York Knicks will be good, too, so you have a few power house teams that should threaten Miami easily.

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Riley: We hear this talk every year about teams threatening Miami and while it sounds nice it never materializes that way. Look, nobody is challenging Miami in the East. As long as Wade’s knees are good then Miami is untouchable. Chicago couldn’t beat Miami before Rose’s injury and New York simply isn’t on Miami’s level. Now, Indiana is a serious threat but there has to be some doubt in their minds about whether or not they can even hang with the Heat after losing to them in

back-to-back seasons. Green: There has to be some concern in Miami’s minds whether or not they can just write off the Pacers after being pushed to the edge in consecutive years. We haven’t even gotten to the West yet where Oklahoma City gets Russell Westbrook back in full health. Miami’s growing older and neither Wade nor Bosh are the players they used to be just a few seasons ago. If you look at two of the Heat’s biggest role players this year, Chris Anderson and Ray Allen, they’re both in the 35-years-old and older category. Miami isn’t some young franchise. They’re already old and getting older so expecting a threepeat is going to be a stretch. Riley: Until another team beats Miami in the Finals—which we haven’t seen in two years while they’ve played the two best teams over the past few seasons that the West has had to offer in San Antonio and Oklahoma—then it should be safe to expect a threepeat. Until we see the champs beaten, why would we expect them to lose? Green: Judging how Wade and Bosh played in this last round, it’s obvious Miami has some patching to do if they want to make it out of the second round of the playoffs next year.

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IN RE: Robert Lee Washington, Jr Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME Robert Lee Washington, Jr. having filed a complaint for judgment changing Robert Lee Washington, Jr.´s name to SaRaia Rochelle Washington 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 18th day of June 2013. ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The Afro American Newspaper, a newspaper in general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that publication must begin no later than 12 days after the filing of this application; and it is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name of an adult will be 13:48:49 2013 held in EDT Judge-inChambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001, on the 5th day of August 2013 at 4:00 p.m. 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) business days in advance of the hearing with Judgein-Chambers and mail a copy to the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, that the applicant must send the application for change of name of 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

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM580 Earl E. Baker Decedent

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM567 Teresa Luck Banks Decedent

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Pauline M. Baker whose address is 4234 Lane Place, N.E. Washington, DC 20019,was appointed personal representative of the estate of Earl E. Baker who died on November 14,2008 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 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 Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before December 28 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 December 28, 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: June 28, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American National Law Journal Pauline M. Baker Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/13

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Terry M. Banks whose address is 1303 Sawbridge Road, Reston, VA 20194 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Teresa Luck Banks who died on April 5, 2013 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before December 28, 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 December 28, 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: June 28,2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Terry M. Banks Personal Representative

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM585 Jonas McNair Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Ora Smith and Gloria Baker, whose addresses are 12328 Sandy Point Court, Silver Spring, MD 20904 and 5020 10th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Jonas McNair, who died on May 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 December 28, 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 December 28, 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: 06/28/13 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ora Smith Gloria Baker Personal Representative

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM557 Joseph Wheeler Bell, Sr. Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Dwight H. Bell, whose address is 1225 Monroe Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Joseph Wheeler Bell, Sr., who died on August 20, 1987 without a will. 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 12/21/13. 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 12/21/13, 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: June 21, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Dwight H. Bell Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 06/21, 06/28, 07/05/13


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TYPESET: Mon Jun 10 17:02:25 TYPESET: Mon Jun 10 17:02:48 2013 TYPESET: Mon Jun 10 17:07:00 2013 TYPESET: Mon Jun 10 17:02:05 TYPESET: Tue2013 Jun 18 13:57:46 EDT 2013 TYPESET: Tue Jun 18 13:45:42 TYPESET: EDT Tue 2013 Jun 18 13:47:18 EDT 2013 TYPESET: Tue Jun 18 15:42:12 EDT 2013 TYPESET: Tue Jun 18 13:51:13 EDT 2013 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGALEDT NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGALEDT NOTICES LEGALEDT NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of the District of the District of the District of the District of the District of the District of the District of the District of District of Columbia Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia Columbia District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Civil Division PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION Civil Division PROBATE DIVISION Washington, Washington, Case No. 13FSP392 Washington, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Case No.13-0004081 Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 D.C. 20001-2131 IN RE: D.C. 20001-2131 20001-2131 20001-2131 IN RE: D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. Administration No. Pleasha Ethel Administration No. Administration No. Administration No. Alexander Moore Administration No. 2013ADM546 2013ADM527 Malissa Adams 2013ADM540 2009ADM295 2013ADM560 Applicant 2013ADM529 Mary C. Green Dorothy S. Bennett Applicant Hestlene B. Martin Frances L. Thomas Jean Webster Martin ORDER OF Katie L. Law Decedent aka ORDER OF aka Decedent Decedent PUBLICATION aka Dorothy Mae Sabb NOTICE OF PUBLICATION Hestlene Brooks James Larry Frazier, Jamison B. Taylor CHANGE OF NAME Katie Law Bennett APPOINTMENT, CHANGE OF NAME Alexander Moore having filed Martin Esq. 1218 11th Street, N.W. Decedent Decedent NOTICE TO Pleasha Ethel Malissa Adan application for judgment Decedent 918 Maryland Ave, NE Washington, D.C. 20001 Wayne A. Tonkins NOTICE OF ams having filed a complaint CREDITORS changing Alexander Moore’s Charles H. Martin Washington, DC 20002 Attorney 1200 G Street NW for judgment changing APPOINTMENT, name to Chloe Aavari AND NOTICE TO 1613 Otis Street NE Attorney NOTICE OF Suite 800 Alonna Ineenja Adams name NOTICE TO Mitchell and having applied UNKNOWN HEIRS Washington DC 20018 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, to Alonna Ineenja Leech and Washington DC 20005 to the court for an Order of CREDITORS Jan J. Charity, whose adChiquita Brooks, whose adhaving applied to the court for APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO Publication of the notice re- Attorney Attorney dress is 1817 8th Street NW, AND NOTICE TO dress is 10503 Twin Knoll an Order of Publication of the NOTICE OF quired by law in such cases; it NOTICE TO CREDITORS Washington DC 20018, was NOTICE OF UNKNOWN HEIRS Way, Upper Marlboro MD notice required by law in such is by the Court this 12th day APPOINTMENT, appointed personal repreCREDITORS AND NOTICE TO William W. Bennett Jr. and APPOINTMENT, 20772, was appointed perof June 2013, hereby sentative of the estate of Debra P. Bennett, whose ad- cases; it is by the Court this NOTICE TO AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS sonal representative of the NOTICE TO 3rd day of June 2013 hereby ORDERED, that a copy of Mary C. Green, who died on dresses is 2225 Sudbury estate of Mary L. Hunt, who CREDITORS UNKNOWN HEIRS Nicholas A. Martin, CREDITORS this Order be published once Road, NW Washington DC ORDERED, that all persons March 30, 2013 with a Will, died on May 7, 2013 with a AND NOTICE TO Leroy Harris Thomas, Jr., whose address is 6609 concerned show cause, if AND NOTICE TO a week for three (3) consecu20012 and 28 Allegheny Ave, and will serve without Court Will, and will serve without UNKNOWN HEIRS whose address is 25 16th 10th St., Apt C2, Alexantive weeks, in The AfroUNKNOWN HEIRS Towson MD 21204, was ap- any there be, on or before the supervision. All unknown Court supervision. All unCharles H. Martin and The12th day of July 2013, why Nancy Cain aka Nancy S. American Newspapers, a Street, NE, Washington, dria, V.A. 22307 was appointed personal representaheirs and heirs whose known heirs and heirs whose DC 20002, was ap- pointed personal repre- Cain, whose address is 1823 newspaper of general cir- resa M. Roberson, whose tives of the estate of Dorothy the prayers of said complaint whereabouts are unknown whereabouts are unknown addresses are 1613 Otis should not be granted; propointed personal repre- sentative of the estate of Bay Street SE Washington culation of the District of Street NE, Washington DC S. Bennett aka Dorothy Mae vided that a copy of this order shall enter their appearance shall enter their appearance Sabb Bennett, who died on 20003, was appointed Columbia; and it is further in this proceeding. Objecin this proceeding. Objecsentative of the estate of Jean Webster Martin, DC April 1, 2013 with a Will, and be published once a week for personal representative of ORDERED, that the publica- 20018,, and 1320 Randolph to such appointment tions to such appointment Frances L. Thomas, who who died on December the estate of Katie L. Law aka tion must began no later than Street, NE Washington DC will serve without Court su- three consecutive weeks be- tions shall be filed with the Regisshall be filed with the Regisdied on March 4, 2009 16, 2011 with a will, and Katie Law, who died on 12 days after the filing of the 20017, was appointed per- pervision. All unknown heirs fore said day in the Afro- ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th sonal representatives of the a n d h e i r s w h o s e American Newspapers. with a will, and will serve will serve without Court March 18, 2013 without a application; and is further Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Street, N.W., 3rd Floor JUDGE without Court supervi- supervision. All unknown Will, and will serve without ORDERED, that the FINAL estate of Hestlene B. Martin whereabouts are unknown Washington, D.C. 20001, on Washington, D.C. 20001, on shall enter their appearance TYPESET: aka Hestlene Brooks Martin., A TRUETue COPY TEST: Jun 11 11:46:27 2013 14, Court supervision. All unHEARING on this application or beforeEDT December sion. All unknown heirs heirs and heirs whose or before December 14, in this proceeding. Objecwho died on August 29, 2012 6/14, 6/21, 6/28 known heirs and heirs whose to change name will be held 2013. Claims against the de2013. Claims against the dea n d h e i r s w h o s e whereabouts are untions to such appointment (or with a Will, and will serve whereabouts are unknown in Judge-in-Chambers, cedent shall be presented to cedent shall be presented to whereabouts are un- known shall enter their shall enter their appearance Room 4220 in the District of without Court supervision. All to the probate of decedent´s the undersigned with a copy the undersigned with a copy Superior Court of will) shall be filed with the known shall enter their a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s in this proceeding. ObjecColumbia at 500 Indiana unknown heirs and heirs to the Register of Wills or filed to the Register of Wills or filed Register of Wills, D.C., 515 the District of whose whereabouts are una p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s proceeding. Objections tions to such appointment Avenue NW Washington DC with the Register of Wills with with the Register of Wills with 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor known shall enter their Columbia shall be filed with the Regis20001, on the 2nd day of Auproceeding. Objections to such appointment (or a copy to the undersigned, on a copy to the undersigned, on Washington, D.C. 20001, on in this proceedCivil Division or before December 14, to such appointment to the probate of de- ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th gust, 2013 at 2:30 p.m..If any appearance or before December 21, or before December 14, ing. Objections to such Street, N.W., 3rd Floor person desires to oppose this 2013, or be forever barred. Case No. 13FSP294 2013. Claims against the deshall be filed with the cedent´s will) shall be 2013, or be forever barred. D.C. 20001, on application, that person or his appointment shall be filed Persons believed to be heirs cedent shall be presented to IN RE: Persons believed to be heirs Register of Wills, D.C., filed with the Register of Washington, with the Register of Wills, or before December 21, or her attorney must be presor legatees of the decedent the undersigned with a copy Michelle Owens or legatees of the decedent 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Wills, D.C., 515 5th 2013. Claims against the deent at the hearing or file writ- D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., who do not receive a copy of to the Register of Wills or filed Applicant who do not receive a copy of 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. Floor Washington, D.C. Street, N.W., 3rd Floor cedent shall be presented to ten detailed objections five this notice by mail within 25 with the Register of Wills with this notice by mail within 25 20001, on or before ORDER OF the undersigned with a copy (5) days in advance of the 20001, on or before W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . days of its first publication a copy to the undersigned, on days of its first publication December 14, 2013. Claims PUBLICATION or before December 21, shall so inform the Register 12/21/13. Claims against 20001, on or before to the Register of Wills or filed hearing with Judge-inshall so inform the Register against the decedent shall be with the Register of Wills with Chambers and mail a copy of 2013, or be forever barred. CHANGE OF NAME of Wills, including name, adthe decedent shall be 12/21/13. Claims against of Wills, including name, adcopy to the undersigned, on the applicant or applicant’s presented to the underPersons believed to be heirs Michelle Owens having filed dress and relationship. dress and relationship. presented to the under- the decedent shall be a signed with a copy to the or before December 21, counsel; and it is further or legatees of the decedent a complaint for judgment of Publication: Date of Publication: signed with a copy to the presented to the under- 2013, or be forever barred. ORDERED, the applicant Register of Wills or filed with who do not receive a copy of changing Enya Elaina Smith Date June 14, 2013 June 14, 2013 Register of Wills or filed signed with a copy to the Persons believed to be heirs must send the application for the Register of Wills with a this notice by mail within 25 name to Zendaya Enya Name of newspaper: Name of newspaper: with the Register of Wills Register of Wills or filed or legatees of the decedent change of name of an adult copy to the undersigned, on days of its first publication Taylor and having applied to Afro-American Afro-American shall so inform the Register the court for an Order of Pubwith a copy to the under- with the Register of Wills who do not receive a copy of and notice of final hearing to or before December 14, Washington Law Washington Law or be forever barred. of Wills, including name, ad- lication of the notice required Reporter signed, on or before with a copy to the under- this notice by mail within 25 the applicant’s creditors per- 2013, Reporter dress and relationship. days of its first publication sonally or by registered or Persons believed to be heirs by law in such cases; it is by Jan J. Charity Chiquita Brooks 12/21/13, or be forever signed, on or before or legatees of the decedent Date of Publication: shall so inform the Register certified mail and show proof the Court this 24th day of Personal Personal barred. Persons believed 12/21/13, or be forever of Wills, including name, ad- of service by filing the who do not receive a copy of June 21, 2013 April 2013 hereby. Representative Representative Name of newspaper: to be heirs or legatees of barred. Persons believed dress and relationship. affidavit/declaration of ser- this notice by mail within 25 ORDERED, that all persons 301-980-3551 301-780-5680 Afro-American days of its first publication the decedent who do not to be heirs or legatees of Date of Publication: vice; and it is further concerned show cause, if TRUE TEST COPY 301-518-4426 Washington Law ORDERED, the applicant shall so inform the Register receive a copy of this no- the decedent who do not June 21, 2013 any there be, on or before the REGISTER OF WILLS TRUE TEST COPY Reporter of Wills, including name, adTYPESET: Mon6/21, Jun6/28 10 17:08:14 Name of newspaper: must send the application for 30th day of June 2013, why 6/14, tice by mail REGISTER WILLSJun 10 17:06:36 William W. Bennett TYPESET:OF Mon EDT within 2013 25 receive a copy of this nochange of name of an adult dress and relationship. the prayers of said complaint 6/14, 6/21, 6/28 days of its first publica- tice by mail within 25 Afro-American Dorothy Mae Sabb Bennett Washington Law and notice of final hearing to Date of Publication: should not be granted; proPersonal tion shall so inform the days of its first publica- Reporter the current probation, parole June 14, 2013 Representatives vided that a copy of this order SUPERIOR COURT OF Register of Wills, includ- tion shall so inform the Nancy Cain aka Nancy S. or supervisory release officer Name of newspaper: be published once a week for 202-502-8776 Superior Court of THE DISTRICT OF ing name, address and Register of Wills, includCain personally or by registered or Afro-American 410-446-0128 three consecutive weeks bethe District of Washington Law COLUMBIA Personal certified mail and show proof relationship. ing name, address and fore said day in the AfroTRUE TEST COPY District of Columbia Representative of service by filing the Reporter American newspaper. PROBATE DIVISION Date of Publication: relationship. TYPESET: Jun 10 17:07:48 EDT 2013 REGISTER OFMon WILLS Charles H. Martin PROBATE DIVISION 202-494-3020 affidavit/declaration of serJUDGE 6/21, 6/28, 7/5 W a s h i nEDT g t o n2013 , D.C. June 21, 2013 Date of Publication: Theresa M. Roberson TYPESET: Mon Jun 10 17:01:35 TRUE TEST COPY vice . Washington, A TRUE COPY TEST: 20001-2131 Name of newspaper: June 21, 2013 Personal REGISTER OFTue WILLS SO ORDERED 6/14, 6/21, 6/28 TYPESET: Jun 18 13:52:21 EDT 2013 D.C. 20001-2131 Superior Court of Foreign No. Afro-American Name of newspaper: Representatives 6/21, 6/28, 7/5 JUDGE Administration No. the District of TRUE TEST COPY 2013FEP63 Washington Law Afro-American TYPESET: Tue Jun 18 15:42:36 EDT 2013 2013ADM520 District of Columbia REGISTER OF WILLS Superior Court of Date of Death Reporter Washington Law 06/21, 06/28, 07/05/13 TYPESET:6/14, Mon6/21, Jun6/28 10 17:03:44 EDT 2013 PROBATE DIVISION Dwight W. Garrett Superior Court of the District of March 14, 2007 Leroy Harris Thomas, Jr. Reporter Washington, aka the District of Fannie Mae Kemp District of Columbia Personal Nicholas A. Martin D.C. 20001-2131 Superior Court of Dwight Wendell District of Columbia Decedent Representative Personal PROBATE DIVISION Administration No. Superior Court of the District of Garrett PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE OF Representative Washington, 2013ADM502 the District of Columbia Decedent Washington, APPOINTMENT TRUE TEST COPY TRUE TEST COPY Noah R. Calhoun D.C. 20001-2131 District of Columbia Civil Division NOTICE OF D.C. 20001-2131 OF FOREIGN REGISTER OF WILLS REGISTER Decedent TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Jun 18 13:47:49 EDT 2013 Administration No. PROBATE DIVISION Case No.13-0003991 APPOINTMENT, Administration No. NOTICE OF PERSONAL 06/21, 06/28, 07/05 TYPESET: Tue Jun 25 12:38:20 EDT 2013 Washington, 2012ADM886 IN RE: NOTICE TO 2013ADM547 APPOINTMENT, REPRESENTATIVE 06/21, 06/28, 07/05/13 D.C. 20001-2131 Adelean Morgan Lorenzo Washington CREDITORS NOTICE TO Marie A. Thompson AND Administration No. Superior Court of Decedent Applicant CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO Decedent NOTICE TO 2012ADM1276 the District of Superior Court of AND NOTICE TO ORDER OF Cynthia Landesberg UNKNOWN HEIRS W. Alton Lewis CREDITORS Georgia Tucker UNKNOWN HEIRS the District of District of Columbia Loretta Hausey Garrett, PUBLICATION 7910 Woodmont Ave 1450 Mercantile Lane Robert Lee Carroll whose adC e c e l i a C a l h o u n - We l l s , Decedent whose address is 24 Bryant District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION CHANGE OF NAME dress is 102 Gray Court, Suite 155 #1430 whose address is 321 St. Street, NW Washington DC NOTICE OF Lorenzo Washington having PROBATE DIVISION Hodges, SC 29653 was apW a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Largo, MD 20774 Lawrence Drive, Silver Bethesda MD 20814 20001, was appointed perfiled an application for judgAPPOINTMENT, pointed personal representaWashington, D.C. Spring MD 20901, was ap20001-2131 Attorney sonal representative of the Attorney ment changing Lorenzo tive of the estate of Fannie pointed personal representaNOTICE TO 20001-2131 Administration No. NOTICE OF estate of Dwight W. Garrett Wa s h i n g t o n ’ s n a m e t o NOTICE OF tive of the estate of Noah R. Mae Kemp, deceased, by the CREDITORS Administration No. aka Dwight Wendell Garrett, 2013ADM21 APPOINTMENT, Calhoun, who died on FebLauren Audrey Washington Probate Court for APPOINTMENT, AND NOTICE TO 2013ADM563 who died on March 11, 2013 ruary 15, 2013 with a Will, NOTICE TO and having applied to the Sarah E. Faxio Greenwood County, State of NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS and will serve without Court with a Will, and will serve David Creech court for an Order of PublicaSouth Carolina, on June 23, CREDITORS Decedent supervision. All unknown Marilyn Cain Gordon, whose without Court supervision. All Decedent CREDITORS tion of the notice required by 2011.. AND NOTICE TO James B. Miles heirs and heirs whose address is 7603 Georgia Ave unknown heirs and heirs James E. McCollum, Jr. law in such cases; it is by the AND NOTICE TO Service of process may be UNKNOWN HEIRS whereabouts are unknown NW Ste 304, Washington DC 807 51st Street, N.E. whose whereabouts are unCourt this 11th day of June made upon Eric Jenkins, JD, and McCollum and UNKNOWN HEIRS shall enter their appearance Floyd H. Thompson Sr., 20012 was appointed perknown shall enter their Washington, D.C. 20019 2013, hereby 1750 K Street, NW Suite 200, in this proceeding. ObjecCynthia Landesberg, whose whose address is 3099 sonal representative of the appearance in this proceed- Associates ORDERED, that a copy of Wa s h i n g t o n D C 2 0 0 0 6 Attorney tions to such appointment (or Brinkley Road, T-2 Temple address is 7910 Woodmont 7309 Baltimore Avenue, estate of Georgia Tucker, ing. Objections to such this Order be published once to the probate of decedent´s whose designation as District NOTICE OF Hills MD 20748, was apAve, #1430 Bethesda MD who died on September 26, appointment shall be filed Suite 117 will) shall be filed with the a week for three (3) consecuof Columbia agent has been pointed personal representaAPPOINTMENT, 20814, was appointed per2011 without a Will, and will with the Register of Wills, College Park, MD 20740 Register of Wills, D.C., 515 tive weeks, in The Afrofiled with the Register of tive of the estate of Marie M. serve without Court supervisonal representative of the D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., Attorney 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor NOTICE TO American Newspapers, a Wills, D.C. Thompson, who died on Washington, D.C. 20001, on sion. All unknown heirs and 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. estate of Adelean Morgan, CREDITORS newspaper of general cirThe decedent owned the folNOTICE OF December 8, 1990 without a or before December 14, heirs whose whereabouts 20001, on or before who died on September 24, culation of the District of lowing District of Colombia AND NOTICE TO APPOINTMENT, Will. All unknown heirs and 2013. Claims against the deare unknown shall enter their December 14, 2013. Claims 2009 without a Will, and will Columbia; and it is further real property: 1166 Abbey cedent shall be presented to UNKNOWN HEIRS heirs whose whereabouts NOTICE TO appearance in this proceedagainst the decedent shall be ORDERED, that the publicaserve without Court superviNE Washington DC. the undersigned with a copy John N. Faxio, whose ad- are unknown shall enter their tion must began no later than ing. Objections to such to the Register of Wills or filed sion. All unknown heirs and Pl., CREDITORS presented to the underClaims against the decedent appearance in this proceedappointment (or to the prosigned with a copy to the dress is 4106 Lane AND NOTICE TO 12 days after the filing of the with the Register of Wills with may be presented to the heirs whose whereabouts ing. Objections to such bate of decedent´s will) shall Register of Wills or filed with a copy to the undersigned, on UNKNOWN HEIRS Place, N.E., Washington, appointment shall be filed application; and is further undersigned and filed with are unknown shall enter their be filed with the Register of the Register of Wills with a G l o r i a C r e e c h K i r k , or before December 14, ORDERED, that the FINAL the Register of Wills for the D.C. 20019 was ap- with the Register of Wills, appearance in this proceedWills, D.C., 515 5th Street, copy to the undersigned, on 2013, or be forever barred. on this application District of Columbia, 500 Inwhose address is 514 ing. Objections to such pointed personal repre- D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., HEARING Persons believed to be heirs N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, or before December 14, to change name will be held d i a n a A v e n u e , N . W. , 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. Underwood Street, NW, appointment shall be filed or legatees of the decedent D.C. 20001, on or before sentative of the estate of 2013, or be forever barred. i n J u d g e i n C h a m b e r s , Washington, D.C. 20001 0001, on or before who do not receive a copy of with the Register of Wills, December 14, 2013. Claims Persons believed to be heirs Washington, D.C.20012, Sarah E. Faxio, who died 2December Room 4220 in the District of within 6 months from the date this notice by mail within 25 21, 2013. Claims the decedent shall be D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., or legatees of the decedent was appointed personal of first publication of this noon April 16, 1998 with a against the decedent shall be Columbia at 500 Indiana against days of its first publication presented to the underwho do not receive a copy of representative of the 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. Avenue NW Washington DC tice. shall so inform the Register will, and will serve withpresented to the undersigned with a copy to the this notice by mail within 25 estate of David Creech, 2 0 0 0 1 , o n o r b e f o r e 20001, on the 31st day of Wills, including name, adRobert Lee Carroll out Court supervision. All signed with a copy to the July, 2013 at 3:00 p.m..If any Register of Wills or filed with of days of its first publication December 14, 2013. Claims dress and relationship. Personal who died on March 24, shall so inform the Register unknown heirs and heirs Register of Wills or filed with person desires to oppose this the Register of Wills with a Date of Publication: against the decedent shall be Representative(s) the Register of Wills with a 2013 with a will, and will of Wills, including name, adwhose whereabouts are copy to the undersigned, on application, that person or his copy to the undersigned, on June 14, 2013 864-993-1633 presented to the underserve without Court suName of newspaper: before December 14, dress and relationship. TRUE TEST COPY signed with a copy to the unknown shall enter their or before December 21, or her attorney must be pres- or Afro-American 2013, or be forever barred. Date of Publication: pervision. All unknown ent at the hearing or file writREGISTER OF WILLS Register of Wills or filed with 2013, or be forever barred. a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s Washington Law Persons believed to be heirs June 14, 2013 heirs and heirs whose ten detailed objections five Date of first publication: Reporter the Register of Wills with a proceeding. Objections Persons believed to be heirs (5) days in advance of the or legatees of the decedent Name of newspaper: whereabouts are unJune 14, 2013 Cecelia Calhoun-Wells legatees of the decedent copy to the undersigned, on who do not receive a copy of Afro-American to such appointment (or or hearing with Judge-inName of newspapers and/or Personal known shall enter their who do not receive a copy of or before December 14, notice by mail within 25 Washington Law Representative periodical: to the probate of de- this notice by mail within 25 Chambers and mail a copy of this appearance in this 2013, or be forever barred. days of its first publication Reporter 301-754-1767 the applicant or applicant’s The Daily Washington Law cedent´s will) shall be days of its first publication shall so inform the Register Persons believed to be heirs Loretta Hausey Garrett proceeding. Objections TRUE TEST COPY and it is further Reporter filed with the Register of shall so inform the Register counsel; of Wills, including name, adPersonal to such appointment (or REGISTER OF WILLS or legatees of the decedent ORDERED, the applicant The Afro-American 6/14, 6/21, 6/28 Representative to the probate of deWills, D.C., 515 5th of Wills, including name, ad- must send the application for dress and relationship. TYPESET:6/14, Tue6/21, Jun6/28 18 13:58:55 who do notEDT receive a copy of TYPESET: Tue Jun 18 13:44:26 2013 and relationship. Date of Publication: 202-421-5234 cedent´s will) shall be this notice by mail within 25 Street, N.W., 3rd Floor dress change of name of an adult Date of Publication: June 14, 2013 TRUE TEST COPY and notice of final hearing to days of its first publication Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . filed with the Register of June 21, 2013 Name of newspaper: TYPESET: Jun 18 13:46:51 EDT 2013 REGISTER OFTue WILLS the applicant’s creditors pershall so inform the Register 20001, on or before Name of newspaper: Afro-American 6/14, 6/21, 6/28 Wills, D.C., 515 5th Superior Court of Superior Court of sonally or by registered or of Wills, including name, adStreet, N.W., 3rd Floor 12/21/13. Claims against Afro-American Washington Law the District of certified mail and show proof the District of dress and relationship. Washington Law Reporter Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . the decedent shall be Superior Court of of service by filing the Columbia District of Columbia Date of Publication: Reporter Marilyn Cain Gordon the District of 20001, on or before affidavit/declaration of serpresented to the underCivil Division Floyd H. Thompson Sr. June 14, 2013 PROBATE DIVISION Personal District of Columbia vice. December 28, 2013. Case No.13-0003984 signed with a copy to the Personal Name of newspaper: Representative PROBATE DIVISION Washington, SO ORDERED Claims against the deIN RE: Representatives Register of Wills or filed Afro-American 202-723-8600 Washington, D.C. JUDGE D.C. 20001-2131 cedent shall be preMAHSHID 301-503-9375 TRUE TEST COPY with the Register of Wills Washington Law 20001-2131 Administration No. TEST COPY sented to the underTYPESET: Tue Jun 18 13:51:54 EDTMon 2013Jun 10 17:07:24 GOMAROONI POUR REGISTEREDT OFTue WILLS Administration No. Reporter with a copy to the under- TRUE TYPESET: TYPESET: 2013 Jun 18 13:44:05 EDT 2013 06/21, 06/28, 07/05/13 REGISTER OF WILLS 2013ADM299 signed with a copy to the 6/14, 6/21, 6/28 Applicant 2013ADM581 Cynthia Landesberg signed, on or before 6/21, 6/28, 7/5 Stacey Miller ORDER OF Rease E. Pugh Register of Wills or filed Personal 12/21/13, or be forever Decedent PUBLICATION with the Register of Wills Decedent Representative Superior Court of barred. Persons believed Harold Krauthamer Superior Court of Superior Court of CHANGE OF NAME with a copy to the under301-913-0068 the District of Brett E. Cohen Krauthamer & Stahl, to be heirs or legatees of the District of the District of Mahshid Gomarooni Pour TRUE TEST COPY District of Columbia signed, on or before 7910 Woodmont Ave Chartered having filed an application for District of Columbia Columbia the decedent who do not REGISTER OF WILLS PROBATE DIVISION December 28, 2013, or 5530 Wisconsin Ave., judgment changing Mahshid #1430 PROBATE DIVISION Civil Division receive a copy of this no6/14, 6/21, 6/28 Washington, Ste 801 be forever barred. PerGomarooni Pour’s name to Bethesda MD 20814 Washington, Case No.13-0003981 tice by mail within 25 Chevy Chase, MD D.C. 20001-2131 Mahshid Misha Gomarooni sons believed to be heirs Attorney D.C. 20001-2131 IN RE: 20815 and having applied to the days of its first publicaAdministration No. or legatees of the deNOTICE OF Attorney court for an Order of PublicaAdministration No. Abdul Ali 2013ADM535 tion shall so inform the cedent who do not retion of the notice required by NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, 2013ADM530 Abdurrahman Register of Wills, includ- Noel Scott Jr. ceive a copy of this notice law in such cases; it is by the APPOINTMENT, Hershell W. Edmonds Applicant NOTICE TO ing name, address and Decedent Court this 11th day of June by mail within 25 days of NOTICE TO Decedent ORDER OF Jamison B. Taylor CREDITORS 2013, hereby CREDITORS relationship. its first publication shall 1218 11th Street NW ORDERED, that a copy of PUBLICATION NOTICE OF AND NOTICE TO AND NOTICE TO so inform the Register of Date of Publication: this Order be published once Washington DC 20001 UNKNOWN HEIRS CHANGE OF NAME APPOINTMENT, UNKNOWN HEIRS Wills, including name, June 21, 2013 a week for three (3) consecuWilliam Robert Miller, Abdul Ali Abdurrahman havAttorney NOTICE TO Brett E. Cohen, whose adaddress and relationtive weeks, in The AfroName of newspaper: whose address is 2456 ing filed an application for NOTICE OF CREDITORS dress is 7910 Woodmont American Newspapers, a ship. 2 0 t h S t r e e t , N W, Afro-American judgment changing Abdul Ali APPOINTMENT, AND NOTICE TO Ave. #1430 Bethesda MD newspaper of general cirWashington, DC 20009, Date of Publication: Abdurrahman’s name to Washington Law ReNOTICE TO culation of the District of 20814, was appointed perUNKNOWN HEIRS was appointed personal Abdul Ali and having applied June 28, 2013 porter Columbia; and it is further CREDITORS Jason Edmonds, whose adsonal representative of the representative of the to the court for an Order of Name of newspaper: ORDERED, that the publicaAND NOTICE TO John N. Faxio dress is 4808 10th Street, estate of Rease E. Pugh, estate of Stacey Miller, Publication of the notice retion must began no later than Afro-American NE, Washington DC 20017, UNKNOWN HEIRS who died on February 11, who died on May 4, 2013 Personal quired by law in such cases; it 12 days after the filing of the Washington Law Rewas appointed personal reMarijane Scott, whose adwithout a will, and will 2012 with a Will, and will Representative dress is 9201 W 52nd Street, presentative of the estate of is by the Court this 11th day of application; and is further porter serve without Court suserve without Court superviJune 2013, hereby ORDERED, that the FINAL TRUE TEST COPY Indianapolis IN 46234, was Hershell W. Edmonds, who pervision. All unknown Gloria Creech Kirk ORDERED, that a copy of sion. All unknown heirs and HEARING on this application REGISTER OF WILLS appointed personal repredied on April 5, 2013 without heirs and heirs whose this Order be published once Personal heirs whose whereabouts to change name will be held sentative EDT of the 2013 estate of a Will, and will serve without TYPESET: Tue Jun 18 18:31:18 whereabouts are una week for three (3) consecui n J u d g e i n C h a m b e r s , are unknown shall enter their Representative Noel Scott Jr, who died on Court supervision. All 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 12/21/13. 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 12/21/13, 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: June 21, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter William Robert Miller Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 06/21, 06/28, 07/05/13

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No.13FSP450 IN RE: Louise Leonard Campbell Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Louise Leonard Campbell having filed an application for judgment changing Jacob Michael Leonard Campbell’s name to Jacob Michael Leonard 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 18th day of June 2013, hereby ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 22nd day of July 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, in The AfroAmerican Newspapers. SO ORDERED JUDGE 06/21, 06/28, 07/05/13

March 27, 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 December 21, 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 December 21, 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: June 21, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Marijane Scott Personal Representatives 317-299-8715 317-291-6634 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 6/21, 6/28, 7/5

known 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 December 14, 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 December 14, 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: June 14, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Jason Edmonds Personal Representative 202-309-5948 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 6/14, 6/21, 6/28

tive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspapers, 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 July, 2013 at 3:00 p.m..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-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, 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 06/21, 06/28, 07/05/13

Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 31st day of July, 2013 at 2:30 p.m..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-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, 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 it is further ORDERED, the applicant must send the application for change of name of an adult and notice of final hearing to the US Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, Washington Field Office, 2675 Prosperity Avenue, Fairfax, Virginia 22031 personally or certified mail and show proof of service be made by filing the affidavit/ declaration of service. SO ORDERED JUDGE 06/21, 06/28, 07/05/13

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM544 Mary L. Hunt Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

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 Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before December 21, 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 December 21, 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: June 21, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Brett E. Cohen Personal Representative 301-652-8828 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 6/21, 6/28, 7/5


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TYPESET: Jun 25 12:37:55 TYPESET: EDTTue 2013 Jun 25 12:36:57 EDTTue 2013 TYPESET: Tue Jun 25 12:39:24 EDTTue 2013 TYPESET: Jun 25 12:35:15 EDT 2013 TYPESET: Jun 25 12:38:52 EDTTue 2013 TYPESET: Tue Jun 18 14:01:17 EDT 2013 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES TYPESET: Tue Jun 18 18:31:41 EDT 2013 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM524 Lois E. Williams Decedent Thomas L. Campbell Esq 3807 Minnesota Ave NE. Washington DC 20019 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Louise Leonard Campbell having filed an application for judgment changing Louise Leonard Campbell’s name to Loiuse Amanda Leonard 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 18th day of June 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspapers, 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 18th day of August, 2013 at 3:15 p.m..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-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, 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 06/21, 06/28, 07/05/13

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Brenda D. Webb, whose address is 3603 Copperville Way, Fort Washington MD 20744, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Lois E. Williams, who died on March 28, 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 Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before December 21, 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 December 21, 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: June 21, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Brenda D. Webb Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 6/21, 6/28, 7/5

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No.13-0004116 IN RE: Louise Leonard Campbell Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM597 Joanne Elizabeth Johnson Decedent Wesley L. Clarke 1629 K. Street, Ste 300 Washington, DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Dia M. Johnson, whose a d d r e s s i s 1 3 11 8 Eddington Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Joanne Elizabeth Johnson, who died on October 22, 2012 without a will, and will serve 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 Deecember 28, 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 Deecember 28, 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: June 28, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Dia M. Johnson Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 06/29, 07/05, 07/12/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM510 Elizabeth McCray Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS LaJuan McCray and Ruth Brown, whose addresses are 207 Q Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 and 12701 Livingston Road, Ft. Washington, MD 20744, were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Elizabeth McCray, who died on April 16, 2005 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 December 28, 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 December 28, 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: June 28, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter LaJuan McCray Ruth Brown Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 06/28, 07/05, 07/12/13

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM590 Theresa Dorothy Miller Battle Decedent Kathy BrissetteMinus Esquire Law Office of Kathy Brissette-Minus, LLC 9701 Apollo Drive, Ste 230 Largo, MD 20774 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Robert Leon Battle, whose address is 1136 Barnaby Terrace, SE, Washington, DC 20032, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Theresa Dorothy Miller-Battle, who died on March 15, 2001 with a will, and will serve withCourt 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 Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before December 28, 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 December 28, 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: June 28, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Robert Leon Battle Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 06/28, 07/05, 07/12/13

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0004178 IN RE: Amitai Bezalel Bick-Raziel Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME Amitai Bezalel BickRaziel having filed a complaint for judgment changing Amitai Bezalel Bick Raziel’s name to Amitai Bezalel Bick Raziel 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 20th day of June 2013. ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The Afro American Newspaper, a newspaper in general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that publication must begin no later than 12 days after the filing of this application; and it 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 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001, on the 8th day of August 2013 at 2:30 p.m. 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) business days in advance of the hearing with Judgein-Chambers and mail a copy to the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, that the applicant must send the application for change of name of 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

THE DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DDOT) in accordance with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 26, proposes its FY 2013-2015 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) overall goal of 18% for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-assisted projects, of which 12% is race-conscious and 6% is raceneutral. Further, DDOT proposes its FY 2012 - 2014 overall DBE goal of 11.5% for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) - assisted projects, of which 10% is raceconscious and 1.5% is race neutral. For more information about raceconscious and race neutral measures visit http://bit.ly/11WZl3P. The Public may review and comment on the triennial goals for 45 days. Records relative to statistical data collected and methodology used to determine the goals are on file for public inspection for 30 days beginning Monday, June 24, 2013 until the close of business on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 55 M Street, S.E. Washington, D.C. 3rd Floor, District Department of Transportation, Office of Civil Rights, Monday through Friday during normal business hours (8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.) The Office of Civil Rights will accept comments on the goals until close of business on Monday, August 26, 2013. All comments should be submitted in writing, to the attention of: Lisa Gregory, Chief, Office of Civil Rights, District Department of Transportation, 55 M Street, S.E., 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20003. A public forum will be held at the above address in Room 439 at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2013 to solicit comments regarding the establishment of DDOT´s overall DBE goals. We encourage all interested parties to attend the forum to express their views. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, or place of residence or business as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, and other related statutes. If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation) please contact Ms. Jordyne Blaise at (202) 671-5117 or Jordyne. Blaise@dc.gov 72 hours in advance. These services will be provided free of charge. Please contact Ms. Glenda Payne at (202) 671-0479 for questions concerning this notice.

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