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At-Large Council Candidates Seek Ward 8 Endorsement

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China Prepares to Become the World’s Largest Economy By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief

SHANGHAI (NNPA) – In

less than 15 years, according to projections by investment banking firm Goldman Sachs and the United States

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Shanghai, an international jewel, will grow in influence as China rises.

National Intelligence Council, China will overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy. And that dramatic shift has touched off a guessing game about what the dramatic shift will mean for the U.S. and the rest of the world. “The US most likely will remain ‘first among equals’ among the other great powers in 2030 because of its preeminence across a range of power dimensions and legacies of its leadership role,” the National Intelligence Council report, titled, “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds,” stated. “More important than just economic weight, the United States’ dominant role Continued on A4

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Candidates interested in winning over voters east of the river had a chance to speak directly to constituents at a Ward 8 Democrats Endorsement Forum held March 16 at the Imagine Southeast Public Charter School. Before the event kicked off, several people carrying signs and shouting support, rallied for D.C. Council member Anita Bonds, who was appointed to fill the position on a temporary basis by the D.C. State Democratic Committee in December, and former council member Michael A. Brown. Political observers believe Bonds and Brown are the strongest candidates in Ward 8 as they vie for an open at-large seat on the D.C. Council to be decided at a special election slated for April 23. Five of the Democratic hopefuls attended the event. There are seven candidates running for the seat. The forum included a question and answer session and an endorsement vote by Ward 8 Democrats. Nearly 100 Democrats, press and interested citizens attended the forum including Ward 8 Council member Marion Barry. Barry, who was wearing an Anita Bonds campaign T-shirt by the Continued on A3

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Black Woman Who Walked for Peace Now Walking for the Environment

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Spring 2013 Senior Guide

By Edith Billups Special to the AFRO

Audri Scott Williams walked thousands of miles to promote peace, now she’s on the move again, this time to bring attention to the environment. Williams, 57, is a little more than two weeks into a six-week walk from Washington D.C. to Tuskegee, Ala., her home. She struck out with a group of supporters March 1 from the Martin Luther King. Jr. Memorial in Northwest The walkers Washington.

She expects to conclude the walk on April 13. She is collaborating with the Heal the Atmosphere Association, a Tuskegee-based organization, to raise environmental awareness. “We want to raise awareness of the damage being done to the planet through pollution. We also want to shift the consciousness about Mother Earth so that all realize that we are in relationship with her and all things,” Williams said. From 2005-2009, Williams, a former Maryland resident, led seven others in a walk around the world in the Courtesy Photo Continued on A4

By Matthew Barakat Associated Press STERLING, Va. (AP) — The parents of a northern Virginia teenager have a message for the man who shot and killed the 16-year-old: They don’t blame him. They forgive him. The teen, Caleb Gordley, died Sunday, shot and killed by his neighbor two doors down. His parents, Shawn and Jennea Gordley, said Caleb sneaked out of the house Saturday night and Continued on A3

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The NAACP and other human rights groups are slamming Bloomberg Businessweek for a recent cover, which they have called “vile” and “racially offensive.” Illustrating the issue’s main story about the return of aggressive mortgage lending products, the cover depicts four minorities drowning in a house overflowing with cash. The headline reads: “The “Great American Housing Rebound: Flips. Nolook bids. 300 percent returns. What could possibly go wrong?” In a petition sent to Hugh Wiley, the magazine’s publisher, the NAACP, in partnership with National Council of La Raza and the Center for Responsible Lending, demanded an apology. “The cover image perpetuated the false narrative that greedy poor people and people of color fueled the housing crisis, and brought back Jim Crow-era racial caricatures of Blacks and Latinos to drive the point home,” the petition read. “The magazine represented a low point in both the racial and economic discourse,” it continued. In response to the barrage of criticism, Businessweek issued an apology. The artist who created the cover is a Peruvian. He told Slate magazine that he did not intend to be offensive and was drawing images with which he is familiar.

Western Opposition to Kenyatta Gave Him the Edge

Special to the NNPA from the Global Information Network Mar.12 (GIN) – Announced plans by an Amsterdam-based court to prosecute Uhuru Kenyatta for his role in the mayhem that convulsed Kenya in disputed polls in 2007, may have given him the edge to trounce his nearest rival, Raila Odinga, according to locally-based analysts. Presidential candidate Kenyatta was proclaimed the winner of Kenya’s election with 50.07 percent of the March 4 vote. Charges against Kenyatta by the International Criminal Court and warnings against his election by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson were widely viewed as interference in national affairs. “They were the defining narrative” of the election,” opined

Aly-Khan Satchu, a local financier. Also objectionable in the eyes of many Kenyans was the obsessive fixation of western media on outbreaks of violence. A recent piece by Cornell University professor Mukoma Wa Ngugi compared coverage in 2013 to the coverage of the air force-led coup attempt in Kenya in 1982. At that time, he recalled, “we sat glued to our transistor radio listening to the BBC and Voice of America.” The two services were “lifelines through which we learned what was happening in our country.” But in 2013, “I and many other Kenyans saw western media coverage of the elections as a joke, a caricature. Western journalists have been left behind by an Africa moving forward, not in a straight line… but forward nonetheless.” Wa Ngugi cited descriptives such as “tribal blood-letting,” and “loyalists from rival tribes” (Reuters) and video Wikimedia Commons images of five men playing warriors with homemade guns (CNN). “Very few Kenyans took it seriously,” he wrote. “Rather, it was slap-your-knee funny.”

Towson Student Calls for Racial Segregation in GOP at CPAC

A Towson University student recently ignited controversy after suggesting that Black Republicans should have been segregated from the rest of the party at the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 15. According to the blogThinkprogress.org, the exchange occurred shortly after a panel discussion that focused on minority participation in the Republican party. The panel included two African-American men who referred to themselves as the Frederick Douglass Republicans. During the presentation, participants were taken aback when Scott Terry, 30, openly defended slavery and said slave owners should have been commended for “feeding and housing” their slaves. After the panel, The Towson student asked “Why can’t we just have segregation?” Terry’s comments then spawned a sea of debate. Terry is a member of Towson’s White Student Union, a controversial organization that was started last fall by student Matthew Heimbach. While the group claimed that its purpose on campus is to promote White nationalism, it has been accused of racial bigotry and White supremacy.

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Jennifer Hudson and Rela Are Ben Carson’s Hands That Gifted? Washington View

By Alan King AFRO Staff Writer

Adrienne Washington AFRO Columnist

As anticipated, we watched the famed Dr. Ben Carson, Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, attempt to transform his “Gifted Hands” magic into a hocuspocus parlor trick at the recent Conservative Action Political Committee (CPAC) meeting at National Harbor. “Let’s say you magically put me in the White House,” said the charming doctor, curiously waving his fingers in the air like some vaudeville huckster during his 22-minute much-touted speech, portions of which were broadcast live on Fox

News. Let’s say that unlikely campaign feat would take some serious Black Magic, gullah-geechee voodoo and a whole lot of Medicine Man mojo to accomplish. Even the great magicians like Houdini and David Copperfield would be put to their ultimate challenges to turn this great physician into a winning politician. Well, he did, coyly announce his “retirement” from medicine later this year. Carson and I haven’t been able to talk yet. Still, it’s also doubtful that $10 million bucks that Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus pledged this week to throw at minority communities and their handpicked African American and Latino surrogates will pull off that magic trick either. Preibus’ idea was to order a three-month listening tour by GOP leaders which produced a 100-page report, the “Growth and Opportunity” project with hundreds of items to increase the party’s outreach efforts, particularly with minorities. It

includes hiring national political directors for Hispanics, Asian-Pacific and African Americans. It includes a pilot project to identify supporters during the 2013 mayoral races in urban areas. What seems lost on the GOP is that they can’t magically market their way out of this mess. Survey respondents reportedly said the GOP was “the party of the rich.” Hard image to shake, especially considering the list of rising GOP stars. So the party may need to rethink its policies, trimming the anti-woman, anti-immigrant, anti-poor, anti-all-thingsObama rhetoric. Find real solutions to poverty engulfing the increasing ranks of the working poor.

“What seems lost on the GOP is that they can’t magically market their way out of this mess.” They can’t just throw money at “urban” communities. They can’t just anoint any African American or Latino or Asian who is able to read or to recite like a robot a string of sour sentences from the Republican play book and expect to pull a political rabbit out of the hat. The GOP doesn’t need $10 million tricks and gimmicks and ads to get their “message” to resonate. Their “message,” if it is that of the CPAC crowd, is loud and clear and it’s not inclusive or tolerant or “in touch,” as former GOP chair Michael Steele told the AFRO last week. So out of touch, in fact, that at one point during CPAC, a young Republican questioned aloud, “why can’t we just have segregation?” This after Scott Terry, 30, of North Carolina, who actually bemoaned the loss of white power, started a shouting match by shamelessly stating that slavery was a good thing because slave masters provided food, shelter and clothing. Ironically, this verbal fracas caught on camera and

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went drinking with some friends. When he returned early Sunday morning, he mistakenly climbed through a back window of the wrong house, which looks very similar to his own. Inside the house, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner called 911 to report an intruder, confronted Caleb and fatally shot him. Caleb’s mother, Jennea, said Tuesday that she believed the shooting was an accident. “I don’t even blame the gentleman,” Jennea Gordley said. “I don’t know what I would have done.” Caleb had been grounded Saturday night, so he sneaked out of the house to attend a

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Caleb Gordley party in the neighborhood for about two hours, his father said. “I’m not the strictest father, but I have a lot of rules,” he said. Caleb and his friends walked back after the party and tried to sneak Caleb back in the house at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. They ended up in the backyard of their

neighbor, who has a similar home and fenced-in backyard. The Gordleys moved to the home last May. Most of the two-story single-family homes on the street have similar features. Caleb went into the neighbor’s house through an unlocked back window, Shawn Gordley said. In a phone interview Tuesday, Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman said the shooting involves a “tragic set of circumstances.” “My heart just breaks for this family,” Chapman said. Investigators have no reason to believe that Caleb entered the home with any intent to commit a crime, Chapman said, but his

presence in the home was itself a crime. No charges have been filed in the shooting, though the case was still under review. Chapman said that legally, he does not believe criminal charges would be warranted if the homeowner was in fear at the time he fired the shots, though he said legal issues are better addressed by the commonwealth’s attorney, Jim Plowman. “You have a nighttime intrusion, when it’s dark,” Chapman said. “There are two sides to this.” Plowman declined comment Tuesday. The shooter has not been identified, though press releases from the sheriff’s

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end of the event, is endorsing the longtime political operative who managed a few of his political races and worked in his mayoral administration. “This is a very important forum,” Barry said. “It’s important that we put to rest this lie that residents in Ward 8 don’t participate.” Besides Bonds and Brown, candidates in attendance included attorney and former Clinton administration appointee Matthew Frumin, former reporter Elissa Silverman and attorney Paul Zukerberg. Barry said he was glad the candidates took the forum seriously. “I’m glad they [the candidates] showed up, all five of them,” he said. “That says something. If we [Ward 8] weren’t powerful, they wouldn’t do that.” Although the goal of the forum was to officially endorse a candidate, none reached the 60% vote threshold to receive an endorsement from the Ward 8 Democrats. Brown led with 26 votes, followed by 15 for Bonds, six for Silverman and two each for Frumin and Zukerberg. In his opening statement, Brown emphasized his advocacy for residents of Ward 8 as economic development expands east of the Anacostia River. “As our city continues to expand, we have to make sure we don’t kick people out of the city to make room for the new folks,” he said. “We can do both. We can have ethnic and economic diversity. We need to make sure the playing field is level for all. I’ve been fighting for that even when I was not on the council, fought for it when I was on the council and will continue to fight for it if you elect me back.” Bonds highlighted her qualifications for the position and her ability to work with Ward 8 leadership. “This is about who will advocate best for you in the District of Columbia on the council. Who will join with your leader here in Ward 8, council member and Mayor for Life Marion Barry,” Bonds said. “I’m that person. I’m sensitive, I’m caring, I’m committed, I’m competent and I have a record that shows that I have been a giver, an achiever and someone you can count on.”

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There’s been a cautionary note, however, sounded by conservative columnist Cal Thomas who has written that Dr. Carson should “stop taking victory laps” and apologize to President Obama for the remarks the doctor made during the National Prayer Courtesy Photos Breakfast in February that put Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Donersonfavor who him Darnell in such high-flying was as well asCPAC her brother, Jason. with killed, right-wingers like in the first place. 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Questions and comments for the candidates focused primarily on employment, economic development and affordable housing. When the candidates were asked about their personal vision for Ward 8, Bonds responded by saying, “One of the things we have to concentrate on is making sure the unemployment rate is slashed. Employment of Ward 8 residents has to be one of the focus points.” Brown discussed the future of Ward 8 by questioning the treatment of residents and how economic development will impact the predominantly Black ward. “The issue is, is every ward treated the same and from my standpoint the wards on the eastern side of the city are not,” Brown said. “As development started to move east, the question isn’t where the development is going. The question is who’s going to benefit from it.” On the question of housing, Brown emphasized the need to specify the meaning of affordable housing. “I fought and won restoring $50 million to most of the affordable housing initiatives in this city. But until we change the definition of affordable, it doesn’t mean much,” Brown said. “Let’s talk about a teacher that makes $36,000 a year. You should be able to afford to live here, our teachers cannot.” Leonard Watson, 40, a Ward 8 resident, said locals are worried about paying rent, as well as buying houses. “Ward 8 has 80% renters. They should have been asking a question about how you are going to address the renters and keep them here with gentrification,” he said. “Those people that are renters cannot join in this because they are being displaced.” According to political watchers, turnout for special elections is generally lower so candidates need to work hard to energize voters. “Michael Brown does have household recognition at this point, but Anita Bonds who has worked [in] constituent services for years. She’s tied into every ward, too—especially this ward,” said the Rev. Joyce Scott, president of the Ward 8 Democrats. “It depends on who really gets their vote out.”

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Education Chief: Schools Failing Black Students By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Instead of being the traditional ticket to success, many of our nation’s troubled schools hinder opportunity for upward mobility, especially for students of color, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told Black publishers in a private meeting last week. “The hard truth, the brutal truth, is that in too many places, our education system is falling short of being the engine of mobility, the prized pathway to the middle class,” Duncan told members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). “Instead, tragically, these schools often perpetuate inequality and restrict opportunity.” In a White House meeting with Black newspaper publishers, Duncan said while there is much public debate about the achievement gap between people of color and Whites, he is worried about another gap. “In 2013, children of color in America

not only confront an achievement gap, they confront what I call an opportunity gap that, too often, is unacceptably wide,” he told the publishers. “…The scope of the gap today— and the reasons it persists—is spelled out in the recent report of the Equity and Excellence Commission and in the data we gathered as part of our Civil Rights Data Collection Project. “This opportunity gap is deeply troubling. It is painfully at odds with the American creed—that if you study hard and play by the rules, you get a fair shot at the future, regardless of your zip code, skin color, or the size of your bank account.” According to Duncan, nearly 40 percent of Black and Hispanic students attend schools that are more than 90 percent White. Consequently, at a time the U.S. is growing more diverse, its classrooms are becoming less diverse. “Think about that for a moment,” Duncan said. “The data are clear: A decrease in diversity and an upswing in racial isolation are one reason that the opportunity gap is not

ending.” To tackle the problem, Duncan said he and President Obama believe 1. Every student should have access to a world-class education that includes access to rigorous, collegeand career-ready coursework; 2. Every student should have an effective teacher; 3. Schools must be accountable for the needs and performance of all students; 4. Schools must work in partnership with families and communities and 5. College must be accessible and affordable for all students who are qualified to attend college. “For too long, educators and members of the public often shrugged their shoulders in the face of persistently poor performance in our lowest-achieving schools. Too many school leaders wrote off poor children and children of color,” Duncan said. “President Obama and I refuse to accept that fatalism. Both our life experiences working in the community tell us that with supports, opportunities, and guidance, our children can and do achieve at high levels. We just have to meet them half way.”

Duncan said violence has to be reduced, especially in urban areas, if educational programs are to be successful. “I hope you will work together with the nation’s responsible gun owners—including police officers and members of the clergy and the business community—to enact the common-sense restrictions that President Obama has proposed on the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. “I hope you will join in the fight to expand background checks and close the gun show loophole. For if there is even one step we can take to prevent a child from dying unnecessarily, we must take it.” In an attempt to personalize gun violence, Duncan told publishers about a picture a student had drawn for him. “It was a picture of him as a fireman. And the caption that he wrote to go along with it was: ‘If I grow up, I want to be a fireman.’ That’s a deep statement about the reality of this young man’s world. Think about what this means for so many of our young kids today, who think about if I grow up. If, not when.”

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Continued from A1 in international politics has derived from its preponderance across the board in both hard and soft power. “Nevertheless, with the rapid rise of other countries, the ‘unipolar moment’ is over and Pax Americana – the era of American ascendance in international politics that began in 1945 – is fast winding down.” In an interview with McKinsey Quarterly, Kevin Wale, managing director of GM China, said: “What China does better than any place else in the world is to innovate by commercialization, as opposed to constant research and perfecting the theory, like the West. When the Chinese get an idea, they test it in the marketplace. They’re happy to do three to four rounds of commercialization to get an idea right, whereas in the West companies spend the same amount of time on research, testing, and validation before trying to take products to market.” Foreigners are trying to capture a larger share of the Chinese market. A look at the auto industry illustrates why. In 2012, China sold 19.1 million vehicles, passing Europe after having already leaped ahead of the U.S. in 2009. Projections are that residents of China will soon purchase more automobiles than the U.S. and Europe combined. GM and its Chinese joint partner, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp., is No. 1 in the industry, capturing 14.3 percent of the market the last quarter. After selling Chevrolets and Buicks, GM is taking aim at the luxury market by introducing its Cadillac XTS cruiser. Just as many U.S. companies are looking to expand in China, the reverse is also true. The United States is expected to be the top destination for Chinese business investors in 2013, according to KPMG. Last year, there were 40 mergers and acquisitions deals valued at $11.1 billion in the U.S. involving Chinese companies, according to the international accounting firm. According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, U.S. goods and services trade with China totaled $539 billion in 2011. Exports totaled $129 billion and imports totaled $411 billion, a trade deficit of $282 billion. The top U.S. exports to China, in order, were: machinery ($12.2 billion); grain, seed, fruit, and soybeans ($10.7 billion); electrical machinery ($10.1 billion); vehicles ($6.8 billion);

and aircraft ($6.4 billion). The largest U.S. import categories were: electrical machinery ($98.7 billion), machinery ($94.9 billion), toys and sports equipment ($22.6 billion), furniture and bedding ($20.5 billion) and footwear ($16.8 billion). As the U.S. struggles to create more trade balance between the two superpowers, China has its sights set on Africa as the next major economic frontier. While the U.S. clings to the stereotype of Africa as little more than a continent ravished by war, disease and famine, China has taken a progressive view of the continent. And it appears that its enlightenment will pay off for both China and Africa. Of the 10-fastest growing regions in the world between 2001-2010, The Economist listed six in Africa: Angola, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Chad, Mozambique and Rwanda. Of the 10 regions projected to grow the fastest between 2011-2015, seven are in Africa: Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Congo, Ghana, Zambia and Nigeria. Many state-owned Chinese companies are heavily invested in Africa, building airports, hotels, highways, bridges and other infrastructure. Last July, then-President Hu Jintao announced that China would lend $20 billion to African governments for infrastructure and agricultural projects. “Despite all the scare mongering, China’s motives for investing in Africa are actually quite pure,” Dambisa Moyo, an economist, wrote last year in the New York Times. “To satisfy China’s population and prevent a crisis of legitimacy for their rule, leaders in Beijing need to keep economic growth rates high and continue to bring hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. And to do so, China needs arable land, oil and minerals. Pursuing imperial or colonial ambitions with masses of impoverished people at home would be wholly irrational and out of sync with China’s current strategic thinking.” Closer to home, there are a number of serious domestic issues that Chinese officials must address. China’s one-child policy, for example, is producing an older population and an aging work force. China’s National Bureau of Statistics reported that in 2012, the number of working-age residents (15 to 59) decreased over the previous year by 3.45 percent to 937.27 million.

The family-planning policy, which some skirt by going to Hong Kong where the one-child policy is not in effect, has also created a gender imbalance. When the policy was first adopted in 1980, there was a birth-ratio of 103 to 107 Chinese boys for every 100 girls. Now, it’s 119 boys for every 100 girls. Compounding the labor problem, much of the low-cost manufacturing is now shifting to Vietnam, Thailand and other countries in Asia, where prices are even cheaper. As China grapples with its internal challenges, it is coming under increasing pressure to become a more open society. “Against a backdrop of rapid socio-economic change and modernization, China continues to be an authoritarian oneparty state that imposes sharp curbs on freedom of expression, association, and religion; openly rejects judicial independence and press freedom and arbitrarily restricts and suppresses human rights defenders and organizations, often through extrajudicial measures,” according to a 2012 report by Human Rights Watch. Widespread concerns have been voiced about the alleged computer hacking of U.S. companies, including the New York Times, by Chinese military units – charges that Chinese officials strongly deny – have raised concerns about what kind of partner China will be to the U.S. Thomas E. Donilon, President Obama’s national security adviser, said in a speech recently to the Asia Society in New York: “Increasingly, U.S. businesses are speaking out about their concerns about sophisticated, targeted theft of confidential business information and propriety technologies through cyber-intrusions on an unprecedented scale.” Yan Jian, assistant director of the China Center for Comparative Politics and Economics, said as China and the U.S. try to work out conflicts, critics should take into account the brief period that China has moved toward a more open society. “One lingering problem for me is how will you judge the Chinese government,” he said. “It can be done from a historical or international perspective. Historically, China has made great improvements in terms of the economy, politics and solidarity. If you compare China with the western, developed countries, we are still facing a lot of problems and challenges.”

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Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk. They traveled to 17 countries. The current walk, dubbed the Out of Washington Comes RESPECT (Real Environmentally Safe Practices—Embracing Change Together) Walk. Two members of The Trail of Dreams World Peace team, Karen Watson, 62, and Tony Shina, 51, are joining Williams. Other walkers include Charles and Harriet Davis, founders of The Heal the Atmosphere Association; students from Tuskegee University. The youngest walker is 6-year-old Elijah Sims. A grandmother of 12 who holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology and a master’s in indigenous science, Williams resigned as dean of continuing education and community services from Charles County Community College in 1993 to fulfill a greater calling— walk for peace, healing and reconciliation. “In 1993, I had a heart attack,” she said. “The cardiologist said I was

lucky. He said I was here to do something and I needed to figure what that was if I wanted to be here. I knew what he meant. After the heart attack, I made a commitment to follow the path of my dreams. My dreams led me to walk to affect peace and healing in our relationships because how we are in relationship to ourselves, our families, our communities and

Audri Scott Williams mother earth will determine the fate of humankind,” she added. Williams noted that in

12 years, she estimates that she has walked more than 50,000 miles. Because of the young walkers accompanying the group, the walkers are covering eight to 10 miles a day, “but our goal is 40 miles a day,” she said. Along the way, the group will stop to give talks on peace and the need to protect the environment. “We are walking in solidarity and bringing attention to environmental issues that impact poor and indigenous people around the world,’ she said. Her experiences have taken her on four lifechanging journeys, including The Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk for Peace on six continents where she visited sacred sites, engaged in sacred ceremonies, and connected with communities, Williams said. She noted that leaders throughout history, including Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandi and Harriet Tubman, have used walking to inspire change. The walk route

The walkers includes Richmond, Va., Greenville, N.C., Atlanta and Montgomery, Ala. Organizers invite community groups to provide food and sleeping accommodations. “Walking is powerful and transformational,” she said. “I walk because the power of love is present and it sweeps away the lies that keep us blind and brings us face to face with our deepest truths— about ourselves and the world around us. I choose to engage and change the world, one step at a time. If one person’s life is healed or transformed

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because they walked with us then my prayers are answered because they very well may be (the) leader the world is waiting for.” For more than a decade, The Heal the Atmosphere Association has offered “green education,” officials said. In Tuskegee, it created Shanti Villa, a model green community that attracts young environmentalist and artists who are committed to healing the planet. The organization also has been leading small walks in the community for years to raise environmental

awareness, authorities said. “From my standpoint, our survival as a human species depends on us recognizing and honoring Mother Earth,” she said. Williams said the Davises, who founded Shanti Villa with their three sons, inspired this latest journey. “We all were talking about environmental issues and decided to start our walk in D.C. because it symbolically represents the political powers of our country and we wanted to connect with that to make a statement,” she said.


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Diversity for Catholics, Not for Others (TriceEdneyWire.com) The selection of Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the next leader of the Catholic Church was, in some ways, inevitable. Latin America is home to the largest Catholic population in the world, and it is long past time for the tradition of selecting European popes to end. Hopefully, Cardinal Bergoglio, to be known as Pope Francis, will be able to Julianne Malveaux stem the tide of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church as well as put the church on the path of more transparency and integrity. Proposals to allow women to be priests and to allow married priests into the clergy are, for Catholics, revolutionary ways to modernize the church. Pope Francis, who brings a reputation of frugality and humility to the church, may well be able to deal with these proposals. With some competition for the papal position, I am not sure why the College of Cardinals settled on Pope Francis. A nod to diversity may or may not have played a role in the selection. Still, Catholic cardinals have been able to embrace diversity in ways that other world institutions have not. When we look at world monetary institutions –the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, we find no such nods to the way that world demographics and realities have changed. While the United States and Europe are still seen as trend leaders in world economic matters, China is nipping at our heels, and both Latin America and the African continent, despite internal problems, are world players. These continents are excluded from G-8 meetings where global economic leaders gather to talk policy. The custom that the United States should nominate the head of the World Bank, and that Europe should nominate the head of the International Monetary Fund speaks to the hegemony that these two countries have assumed in world monetary matters. When Christine Lagarde was selected to lead the International Monetary Fund (succeeding the

disgraced Dominique StraussKhan), France declared their “victory.” But, Lagarde faced unprecedented competition from countries out of the U.S./ Europe monopoly. A Mexican finance minister threw his hat in the ring, and attracted attention, if not sufficient votes to outpoll Lagarde. Similarly, the U.S. nominee to lead the World Bank was former Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim. While Kim is Korean-born, as President Obama’s nominee to lead the bank, he maintains the tradition of a U.S. nominee to lead the bank. He has also been criticized for his lack of monetary experience. At the same time, the amazing Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, a Nigerian economist, was a strong contender for World Bank leadership. Apparently the selection of a woman of African descent was too far a stretch for the bank. Speaking of stretches, why has President Obama been so unable to find African Americans to sit on his cabinet? Only Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Representative Ron Kirk remain on the Cabinet, and Kirk is not a key cabinet member. Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, has taken on the President in a stern letter that reflects the concern of many in the African American community. Why, when Obama garnered 97 percent of the African American vote, should the African American community be so underrepresented in the Obama cabinet? Is the Obama administration running behind the conservative Catholic Church in its commitment to diversity? Either for diversity or for merit, the College of Cardinals stepped outside its history of European domination to select

a Pope from Argentina. What might have happened if the World Bank had decided to step outside the tradition of U.S. domination to select a candidate as qualified as Ngozi Iweala who, one might argue, is a far superior candidate to the U.S. selection of Jim Yong Kim? What might have happened if France had not assumed that another French leader instead of someone outside the U.S./Europe sphere should replace its flawed leader of the International Monetary Fund? If our country ever gets its economics straight (instead of continuing the crisis of the month club), it will continue to be a world leader, though not forever. World demographics are changing. Catholic cardinals acknowledged it. Why can’t the U.S. and Europe? Julianne Malveaux is a D.C.-based economist and author.

Being Moral Only When it’s Convenient As a result of Ohio’s Republican Senator Rob Portman’s declaration last week that he now supports homosexual marriage, I am once again compelled to ask: Why are Christians and conservatives constantly apologizing for what they believe? Portman said he changed his position because his son told him that he was homosexual. Typically, I would not write about Raynard Jackson someone’s family issues. NNPA Columnist But, in this instance, I want to use Portman’s renunciation of his Christian beliefs to have a more broad discussion of morals and values. You should know that Portman is one of the most decent people you will ever meet. It’s almost impossible not to like Portman. People like Portman makes me want to stay engaged in politics. Throughout his decades of public service, he has made it perfectly clear that he is a Christian conservative, who believes in the sanctity of life and marriage being between a man and a woman.

In a column he wrote last week, Portman said, “I wrestled with how to reconcile my Christian faith with my desire for Will to have the same opportunities to pursue happiness and fulfillment as his brother and sister. Ultimately, it came down to the Bible’s overarching themes of love and compassion and my belief that we are all children of God.” I am somewhat confused that Portman seems to be asserting that somehow his son can’t “lead a happy, meaningful life” without his father accepting his son’s personal lifestyle choice.

was pregnant and wanted to have an abortion, would he also change his view on that issue in order to show his daughter that he loves her? There is right and wrong; black and white; up and down. I don’t have to change my morals or values to be accepting of someone with whom I disagree – even if that someone is my son. To love him doesn’t mean I must always agree with him. I am heterosexual, so are homosexuals willing to give up their beliefs to accommodate me? Of course we know the answer is no. So, they want me to give up my moral convictions to make them feel good, but they are not willing to respect my Christian beliefs by giving up their value system. Why should this be a one-way street? Portman is doing what most parents would do—support their child. But he would be supporting his child even more by telling him that he totally disagrees with his personal lifestyle choice, but loves him anyway. That way, he would abandon neither his son nor God’s word.

“Why are Christians and conservatives constantly apologizing for what they believe?” What makes me uncomfortable about Portman’s about face is the implication that in order to love his son, he must turn his back on “my faith tradition that marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman.” How does his son being homosexual change what the Bible has to say on this issue? Portman stated that his values where based on his Christianity—which is based on the Bible. Since the Bible didn’t change, does that mean Portman no longer believes in the Bible? If his daughter told him that she

Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a Washington, D.C.-based public relations/ government affairs firm.

Racist Incidents at Oberlin College On March 4 Oberlin College in Ohio, which has always had an outsized role in the history of Black higher education, cancelled classes for a day and instead held a “Day of Solidarity” in response to a month-long series of hate speech being scrawled on various buildings, doors, and posters throughout the campus. The words of hate were directed at Black, gay, and Jewish students, and students of Asian descent. According to Oberlin College officials, swastikas were drawn on some buildings and walls, “nigger” was written on some Black History Month posters, a note with the words “nigger + faggot center” was found in the college’s Multicultural Resource Center. College officials said they made the decision to cancel classes for a day after a person wearing clothing – a robe and hood – that appeared to be similar to Ku Klux Klan garb was seen early that morning near the college’s Afrikan Heritage House. The action was taken, according to a statement released by the college, in order to undertake “a series of discussions of the challenging issues that have faced our community in recent weeks.” Some, however, disagreed with the college’s cancelling of classes. For example, John S. Wilson, in a widely-circulated essay, criticized the decision. He said that it sent students the

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wrong message. “By canceling classes and generally overreacting – let’s face it, racism and baseless discriminatory scrawls on posters and walls will never go away – Oberlin is only sheltering students instead of assisting them to overcome adversity, an action that would truly fortify their character,” Wilson wrote in an opinion piece for CNN.com. “What example does this set for students, many of whom will soon be in the workforce? If a supervisor or co-worker offends them, who will be there then to host their day of solidarity?” Wilson is wrong to describe Oberlin day of solidarity as meaningless, or even harmful. Oberlin’s founding in the 1830s as a progressive institution led it to almost immediately begin regularly enrolling African Americans. So, in historical terms, Oberlin had a special duty to stop for a day its “normal” conduct of business and re-affirm its principles of tolerance. That’s the Oberlin-centric context justifying a day of solidarity. The broader scope takes in what is happening in the country at large – which was reflected in the very breadth of the hatespeech attacks at Oberlin itself. Nor have such attacks been limited to furtive scrawls by persons unknown. We’ve seen them on placards carried

at conservative political rallies. We’ve heard them from conservative politicians in high and low places. We’ve read them in scurrilous e-mails denigrating President Obama and the First Family. The nation is changing; and there are, still, some significant number of people who don’t like the fact that all sorts of Americans who once had to be content with second-class status are now surging to claim their full-citizenship rights, their freedom. As for Wilson’s worry that Oberlin’s “day of solidarity” will make students less able to deal with the discrimination they’ll face in the workforce, I say look to the Black college graduates of predominantly White colleges of the past 40 or so years. Many of them endured similar experiences during their undergraduate years. Many of them took part in “days of solidarity” or the like against such actions. I think very few of them, if any, would say their ability to cope with the discrimination they subsequently found in the workplace was weakened by studying at an early age the various ways one can respond positively to acts of bigotry. Lee A. Daniels is a longtime journalist based in New York City.


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COMMUNITY CONNECTION March 21

DC Tap Festival Duke Ellington Theatre, 3500 R St., N.W. D.C. Various times. The DC Tap Festival will feature the world’s premier Tap Dance artists. During the threeday weekend, participants will take part in master classes, history talks, jam sessions, student showcases and more. For more information: dctapfestival. com. ‘Earth Days’ The National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. D.C. 7 p.m. Stop in for a viewing of the film Earth Days, which looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement. For more information: 202357-5300.

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Ron Brown Scholar Program J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. D.C. 6:30 p.m. Individuals who have developed opportunities that fostered the achievements of others will be awarded. $275. For more information: Ronbrown.org. COAS/NAACP Entrepreneur Showcase Howard University, Blackburn Ballroom, 2400 Sixth St., N.W. D.C. 7-10 p.m. This event will showcase local AfricanAmerican businesses. $10. For more information: entrepreneurshowcase2013. eventbrite.com.

March 23

Madam C.J. Walker’s Legacy 2013 Power Women Brunch The Hamilton Live, 600 14th St., N.W. D.C. 11:30 a.m. Named in honor of Madam C.J. Walker, the first self-made female millionaire in U.S. history, this summit is designed to enhance leadership skills and create networking and learning opportunities. $15. For more information: walkerslegacy2013. eventbrite.com.


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Five Motivational Ways to Age Backwards that you want to learn more about. Find a topic each week that you want to research through books or using online resources. Adopt the curiosity of a child. The more new things you learn, the more you’ll be motivated to discover new areas of interest.

By Rob White Special to the AFRO You’ve probably heard expressions like “60 is the new 40.” The truth is actually that anyone can be 68 going on 50. All you need is a motivational mindset. Then you, too, can start counting the calendar backwards at each birthday. Beyond good diet and exercise – which are critical for anyone at any age – getting motivated is the key to aging well. Here are five ways to adopt a motivational mindset, launch your own age rollback, and engage the world at any age: 1. Change your WOE to WOW ratio. There’s nothing more de-motivating than living in a world of WOE (which is an acronym that stands for What On Earth). The world of WOE is dark and consists largely of finding fault and blame. WOE is like a leech that sucks the life spirit out of you. Its opposite, WOW (which means Wonderfully Obsessed with Winning) infuses every moment with excitement about the world. WOW is that frame of mind that motivates you to fully embrace whatever you’re doing. No, you can’t get rid of WOE—it’s part of the human condition. But you can choose to minimize the presence of WOE and focus on WOW; the key is to become more aware

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“…every day, spend 5 minutes focusing on the here and now, and allow yourself to feel totally invested in whatever you’re doing…” of WOE’s presence and to consciously opt for WOW. Try it. Keep a notebook of how much time you spend in a WOE state versus a WOW state. Then set a goal to focus on WOW for 15 minutes as you start your day. Soon, it will become a habit, and you won’t even have to think about it.

Hello my dear friends. I hope everything is well with you. I want to tell you where I’ve been and where we are going. Recently I attended an event that was, in my opinion, a very unique and interesting way to raise money for the less fortunate. I was totally impressed and felt inspired by the way organizations have banded together to help people in Baltimore County. The fundraiser I am talking about is the third annual “Hotter than Thou” Chili Cook-Off. They were raising money to benefit Bridges, an organization that helps the homeless find housing. The group’s motto is “Every family should have a home.” The host was the Church of the Resurrection, located on Paulskirk Drive in Ellicott City, Md. Each of the 12 churches or religious groups involved prepared chili from their own special recipe. Guests who sampled the chili voted for their favorite by putting cash “tips” into jars positioned at each contestant’s station. The winner was Boy Scout Troop 615, who were serving the special Greek beef chili recipe of Dr. Marcelina Albuerne of St. Agnes Hospital. They raised over $1,500 for the cause. Absolutely amazing! Plus the chili was delicious. Well done! For more information, go to www.Bridges2HS.org. “The Melodyaires Support Team Ministries” will host their annual scholarship concert in memory of Ms. Jean

Boy Scout Troop 615, led by Dr. Marcelina Albuerne, won first place in the third annual “Hotter than Thou” Chili Cook-off, raising more than $1,500 for the homeless. The event was at the Church of the Resurrection, 3175 Paulskirk Drive in Ellicott City, Md.

2. Get curious. Many studies have shown that the more you flex your mind as you age, the healthier your mind will be. In addition to engaging in braincell building activities like puzzles, ask questions about how things work and why things are. Nothing motivates like a good question. Find a headline story each day

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Kenny Davis & the Melodyaires of Baltimore are among the many gospel groups on the program on March 24, 3:30 p.m. at First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2209 Park Avenue. For more information, call 410-597-8035.

Barnett on March 24 at 3:30 p.m. at the First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2209 Park Avenue; Rev. Eugene Belcher is pastor. The program will include: Heavenly Sons of Washington, D.C., Kenny Davis & The Melodyaires, Adoration Singers of Newark, N. J.; Larry Goodwin & the Devine Shepherds of Glen Burnie; The Boyd Sisters of Baltimore, Md., and the Joyful Noise Singers. For more information, call Parker at 410358-9661. Lyle Link, saxophonist, is Also, this performing at Caton Castle, 20 weekend the S. Caton Avenue, March 23. Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc. (Iota Chapter) is having their Annual Founder’s Day Awards Luncheon. It’s on March 23, 12 noon-4 p.m. at the Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue. The sorority was founded 76 years ago by the late Florence K. Williamson Norman, who wanted to create an

3. Invest in the moment. It’s so easy to look back with regrets or nostalgia that we forget to see the joy of what’s happening in the present. Ditto for spending time gazing into the future with apprehension or fear. Try an experiment: every day, spend 5 minutes focusing on the here and now, and allow yourself to feel totally invested in whatever you’re doing, whether it’s work or play. Be conscious that you’re in the moment. When you get comfortable with that notion, expand the time you spend in the here and now each day. 4. Let go and take a higher perspective. When you were younger, you were probably in the mode of striving for more -- more money, more status, more security, or more attention. More anything. As you age, that pressure starts to diminish. But if you’re like most of us, you still likely cling to the notion that you’re in some kind of a race that you

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organization of African American business and professional women who would use their knowledge and skill to help improve the quality of life for others. The Baltimore chapter of Lambda Kappa Mu was founded in 1947. Getting back to the “Live Music” in local clubs: Greg Hatza & the “Organ”ization Band (what a perfect name for this group) will be performing at Chef Mac’s and All That Blues Restaurant at 4709 Harford Road on March 23.. Show time is 8 p.m. Lyle Link, renowned saxophonist with his band will be performing at the Caton Castle 20 S. Caton Avenue, March 23 from 6-10 p.m.

Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore NAACP, will host another jazz brunch on March 28 from 6-10 p.m. at the Baltimore City Branch NAACP. Refreshments, complimentary beer and wine.

Tiny Tim Harris will be at Duck Wallace’s Club 2300, 2300 W. Baltimore Street every first Sunday of the month starting April 7 from 5-9 p.m. No cover. That is all I have time for now folks, but before I go, I want to share with you that my book is now complete. My publisher, Xlibris Publishing, has now forwarded it to production for editing and hopefully in a few weeks it will be printed. I am very excited about this book. The title is “African-American Community, History & Entertainment in Maryland (Remembering the Yesterdays).” More about it the next time we talk. Until then, be good to yourself and one another. If you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at; rosapryor@aol. com. I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.


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Medical Advancement: New Technology to Treat Life-Threatening Heart Conditions From Newsusa.com Each year, millions of people are affected by ventricular arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats. If left untreated, fast or irregular heartbeats can lead to sudden cardiac death, a condition that kills about 300,000 people in the United States each year, more than lung cancer, breast cancer and HIV/ AIDS combined.

The key to preventing an arrhythmia from becoming a serious health issue is knowing the warning signs, seeing a doctor for recommended tests to determine if your heart is beating irregularly and receiving an implantable cardioverterdefibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) if an arrhythmia is detected.

Symptoms of rapid heart beating, also called ventricular tachycardia, can include palpitations, rapid heart beats, chest pain, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting or near fainting if the heart is beating too fast to circulate blood effectively. If you experience any of these symptoms, visit a doctor to determine if your condition requires treatment.

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Medtronic’s implants can help address irregular heart rhythms. Treating Fast or Irregular Heartbeats For the past 30 years, ICDs, or small, pocketsized computers inserted directly under the skin in the upper chest, have been saving lives by delivering a lifesaving shock or painless pacing to stop life-threatening fast or irregular heartbeats. While the majority of shocks delivered are necessary to treat potentially fatal

arrhythmias, studies estimate that up to 20 percent of patients with implantable defibrillators may experience inappropriate shocks in response to a benign arrhythmia or electrical noise sensed by the device. Protecta XT and ProtectaTM: Medtronic’s new Protecta portfolio of implantable defibrillators includes exclusive features to reduce inappropriate shocks. With SmartShock™ Technology, six Medtronic-exclusive algorithms distinguish between life-threatening and non life-threatening arrhythmias and electrical noise within the device system and deliver lifesaving shock therapy. “With the advanced technology now available,

I know I’m providing my patients with the best care for their heart and also offering them increased peace of mind,” said Dr. Hafiza Khan, electrophysiologist at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Texas. “This new technology’s proven ability to virtually eliminate inappropriate shock will significantly improve my patients’ confidence and quality of life.” With the introduction of the Protecta portfolio, patients with an arrhythmia can now continue to live an active life without the worry of their heart condition. To learn more about implantable cardiac devices and the conditions they treat, visit: www. medtronic.com.

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must win. Let it go! When you stop competing against others you’ll be motivated to appreciate those things that really matter and you probably already have. 5. Do things that put you in a good mood. Good moods don’t just happen. They come about from doing things that make us feel happy, things that we enjoy. When we were younger, it was easy to feel good because we weren’t shy about letting our hair down and having fun. You can recapture that habit now. Incorporate at least one thing a day into your routine that puts you in a good mood whether it’s taking a walk, completing a puzzle, or pulling out a board game or a deck of cards with

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friends.. When you’re feeling good, you’ll likely be more motivated to try new things. And you can almost hear the clock ticking backwards. Be aware that a motivational mindset doesn’t come overnight. But the more receptive you are to it, the more you’ll enjoy waking up every morning – and flipping another page back on your internal calendar! Rob White is an author, motivational coach and storyteller. Visit him online at wwwrobwhitemedia.com.


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Hearing—a Key Part of Grandparenting based in Chicago, Ill. Beyond emotional well-being, even something simple like taking the grandkids to the pool can turn dangerous if grandma can’t hear possible cries for help. Driving puts the children at risk if the grandparents cannot hear oncoming traffic or car horns. The NIDCD reports that only one out of every five people who needs a hearing aid actually wears one. This is largely due to the extravagant cost of most hearing aids. “I found that I saw too many patients with hearing loss going home without a solution because they couldn’t afford hearing aid prices,” says Dr. Cherukuri. Cherukuri’s response was to develop inexpensive but effective hearing aids.

From Newsusa. com Grandparents and grandchildren have much to learn from one another, and such valuable relationships should be cultivated. Oxford University research has shown that ‘involved’ grandparents contribute significantly to better-adjusted grandchildren. The research suggests that children find unique acceptance in their relationships with grandparents, which benefits them emotionally and mentally. The grandparental bond is built on communication. In fact, most children studied did not identify distance as an important factor if communication was strong. Unfortunately, hearing loss is the number-one challenge to communication. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), age and hearing

“With today’s technology, a quality hearing aid shouldn’t cost more than a digital camera or iPod,” Cherukuri says. MDHearingAid, found at www. mdhearingaid.com, isn’t just a reliable source for affordable hearing aids, it’s also a good source for expert consumer information. “You should see a physician and get the best hearing aid you can afford. We offer an excellent choice for those who cannot afford a custom hearing aid.” Seniors should enjoy the benefits of their ripe age. This includes plenty of quality time with grandchildren. Get more info on hearing loss and costefficient alternatives at MDHearingAid. com.

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Shining Light on Top 5 Myths About Solar Energy From NewsUSA Across the U.S., home solar installations are on the rise. In 2012, homeowners installed enough residential solar panels to power the equivalent of almost 24,000 homes. Despite its growing popularity, solar technology remains unfamiliar to many Americans. As renewable energy becomes a mainstay topic for the nation’s partisan political debates, consumers may struggle to separate the facts about solar energy from common misconceptions. Here are the realities

behind five common solar myths: Myth 1: Solar is a new, unproven technology. Solar technology roots reach as far back as 1885, when Charles Fritts built the first solar cell using selenium. In 1954, researchers at Bell Labs harnessed the photoelectric effect on silicon, setting the course for modern solar technology. Since then, solar has powered space exploration, oil derricks, cellular networks and gridtied businesses and homes. In particular, SolarWorld, the longeststanding U.S. solar producer, has been manufacturing solar panels

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“In 2012, homeowners installed enough residential solar panels to power the equivalent of almost 24,000 homes.” since 1975. “We’ve been in business for more than 35 years, and we’ve never had a product recall,” said Kevin Kilkelly, president of SolarWorld Americas. Myth 2: Solar only works in warm climates. While sunny states like California lead the U.S. in solar deployment, northern residents still have much to gain from installing residential solar panels. Just as people don’t require full sunshine to see, solar panels don’t require full sunshine to produce electricity. Germany, the country with the most installed solar capacity worldwide, counts on solar irradiation comparable to Seattle’s. Myth 3: All solar

panels are created equal. Consumers should be aware that differences in quality and workmanship can curb the amount of energy produced. Be wary of solar panels manufactured in poorly regulated factories with questionable quality-control, labor and environmental practices. Instead, look for home solar panels from a reputable manufacturer, which can guarantee the highest power production and stand behind a 25-year warranty. Myth 4: Solar panels are unattractive. To meet customer demand for attractive installations, a few companies now offer true-black solar panels, designed to blend well with residential rooftops. The panels are made from the most powerful solar cells available, meaning a homeowner can produce more electricity with fewer panels. Myth 5: Solar is too expensive. Thanks to technological advances and attractive rebates, residential solar systems are more affordable than ever. In many parts of the U.S., homeowners can use financing programs to reduce upfront costs and spread payment over 20 or more years. For details on solar installation and financing, visit: www.solarworld.com/ solarmyths.


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The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel’s ballroom was nearly overflowing March 13 as the Greater Washington Urban League’s Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Gala was the occasion for a look at 75 years of service in the D.C. area. Urban League honorees included some of the city’s leading local journalists and broadcasters. In addition, the names of 22 scholarship winner were announced.

Media Titan Award honorees: Jim Vance, NBC4 TV; Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher, Washington Informer; Joe Madison of Sirius/XM Satellite Radio; Kojo Nnamdi, WHUT-TV Evening Exchange; Maureen Bunyan, anchor, WJLA TV-7 and Colbert King, Washington Post editorial writer; Maudine Cooper on the far right

Mrs. Cynthia Moore, Jerry A. Moore, III, chair, GWUL Board of Directors and honoree Linda Cropp, Former Chair, Council of the District of Columbia

Media Titans Honorees: Kojo Nnamdi, Host, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU Radio and Evening Exchange, WHUT-TV and Washington Post editorial writer Colbert King and Jim Vance, anchor, NBC4 TV

Scholarship winners being presented; honoree Karen Price-Ward, Southwest Airlines (far right)

Kimi Holloway, Ms. Corporate America, Aaron Gilchrist, Dr. Lisa Matthews and Danella Sealock

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) presents Community Service Award to Dr. Bernard Demczuk, Asst. VP for District Relations, The George Washington University

DC Councilpersons, Muriel Bowser and Tommie Wells presents 75 year Resolution to the GWUL

Master of Ceremonies, Aaron Gilchrist and Danella Sealock, NBC4 TV

Alex Barron, Tahneena Barron, Omar Abdul-Malik and Aiesha Abdul-Malik

Mayor Vincent Gray (center) presents 75-year plaque to the GWUL

Beverly Perry, SVP, External Affairs, Pepco presents Community Service Award to Greg TenEyck, chair, Safeway Foundation, Eastern Division

Former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams looks on as National Urban League President Marc Morial speaks to a guest

MGM Grand Detroit’s director of public affairs, Dee Dee McKinney Odom, Juliette Okotie-Ebon and Paul Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Colbert King; King is an honoree and Washington Post Columnist

GWUL leader Maudine Cooper, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Mayor Vincent Gray

Maritha Gay and Kim Horn being interviewed by Comcast

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, Mayor, NBC 4’s president and General Manager, Jackie Bradford, Jim Vance (center)

Michael Akin, gala general chair, Honoree Linda Cropp, Former Chair, Council of the District of Columbia, Anthony Williams, former Mayor of the District of Columbia and Jerry Moore, III, chair, GWUL Board of Directors

AFRO-American Newspaper executives Edgar Brookins and Benjamin Phillips and his wife Felecia Phillips, U.S. Army Gen. (ret.) William Ward and his wife Joyce and Alex Barron, regional general manager, Walmart

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir performed during the gala.

Queen Gladden, volunteer coordinator (far left, 1st row) with event volunteers


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FAITH

Melding Old-School Gospel and Millennial Flavor to Save Souls By Albert Phillips Special to the AFRO Sitting in a room with 15 clergy members, referencing notes from his tablet, and quoting rap lyrics to pronounce his points, the Rev. Heber Brown III leads the weekly senior Bible study at Baltimore’s Pleasant Hope Baptist Church. His discussions revolve around various topics, including the importance of speaking the truth even when it is not popular. “Galileo was locked up because he dared to suggest that the planets revolved around the sun and not around the earth,” said Brown, as he sat at the head of the table, in front of a green chalk board with a partially erased scripture. “He challenged absolute truth and was incarcerated until he died.” Brown, 33, who is married and has two children, has been serving Pleasant Hope Baptist Church for nearly five years. In that time, he has grown into a prominent evangelist and respected activist. Continuing in the legacy of Black religious leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, Brown regularly protests injustices and raises awareness about controversial political issues. A stereotypical “preacher’s kid,” Brown said he grew up in a house full of preachers and church performers. His religious upbringing has shaped his church’s ideology. “We see the church as an anchor institution in our community,” said Brown. “Regardless of what you believe, there is no doubt that the church has a long history in supporting and advancing our community.” Brown received his B.S. in Psychology in 2002 from Morgan State University, which is located just three miles from his current church. Three years later, he graduated from Virginia Union University with a master’s degree in divinity. He is currently attending the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. and plans to receive his doctorate of ministry in May 2014. Brown, unlike some of his more formal peers in the pulpit,

dresses casually and has an approachable personality. His sermons do always focus on Bible scriptures and old-fashioned hymns. There may be a Black History presentation, there may be a live performance. You never know what’s in store during a Sunday service. “I’ve been in church all my life and I’ve never gone to a church service that was functionally like an open mic” event said Brion Gill, a school teacher and member of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church. A friend introduced her to the church. On the way to her first service, she said she received a last-minute phone Rev. Heber Brown III call asking her to perform. She initially considered passing up the opportunity but ended up doing it. After that, she was invited to create her own program, “Poetry as Praise” in 2012, which brought local poets and spoken word artists to the church to recite their work. Brown established a social justice committee at his church to address local, national and global issues. He has partnered with groups like Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, the Baltimore Algebra Project, and the Stop the Youth Jail Alliance, which battled against a now-defunct plan to build a youth jail in Baltimore. “I feel like he is a strong guy for some of the stances that he takes,” said Jabari Natur, an activist and master barber, who met Brown at a rally in Baltimore five years ago. “He’s the new-age Martin Luther King. He took a stance on the jail and many other issues throughout the community. He is putting in

the work and he’s probably just getting started.” Even after the major success of helping to keep the jail from being built, Brown isn’t satisfied. “We feel pretty confident now that we’ve crossed that finish line,” he said. “The second phase is that we have to pass the baton and make sure that money doesn’t just disappear. We need that money now to invest in our community.” Brown isn’t afraid to be controversial. He is an outspoken critic of President Obama’s foreign policy. “In a quantitative, substantive way, it’s hard for me to see significant differences between an Obama presidency and a [George] Bush presidency,” said Brown. “President Bush came nowhere near using drones like Obama is using drones in places like Pakistan and Yemen. The number of [civilian] casualties that are piling up under this president is extremely problematic.” Brown has been honored for his work with numerous awards, including the Kingdom Ambassador Award and the Ella Baker Freedom Fighter Award. In the future, Brown wishes to model his church after the former church of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Trinity United Church of Christ, a predominantly Black church in Chicago with over 8,500 members that was once the church home of the Obamas. Like Wright, Brown wishes to incorporate Afrocentric theology into his sermons and continue to give Jesus a revolutionary stature in history. “Our orientation as followers is challenged to be towards what Christ said,” he said. “Christ was killed because he challenged the cultural, popular, and social understandings of that time,” said Brown, nearing the conclusion of the senior Bible study session.

EDUCATION

PBS Film Spotlights Crisis in American Schools

If you are interested in seeing up close what a troubled school looks like, you might want to tune into 180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School, scheduled to air on PBS on March 25 and 26 at 9 p.m. The film is part of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s ‘American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen’ initiative addressing the nation’s high school dropout crisis, according to a statement. Officials said the film “takes an unprecedented look at a learning institution at the epicenter of the nation’s school

Rufus McDowney reform movement and the lives that hang in the balance.” The film’s backdrop is

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Tiara Parker D.C. schools under the control of Michelle Rhee, who came into the school district with the title chancellor in 2007 with a mandate to turn poor performance around. Test scores improved, then plummeted, leaving an achievement gap that is among the most glaring in the nation: White students fare better academically as whole over Black students by a margin of four to one. “School reform has

brought numerous changes and has emphasized standardized testing, partially promoted by the Obama administration’s ‘Race to the Top’ initiative, in which school funding and personnel decisions are based largely on the results of high-stakes standardized tests,” the statement said. “Tests, however, don’t take into account the troubled population of the school at the center of the documentary,

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Washington Metropolitan High School—or DC Met, as it is called—a school for children at risk of dropping out. It doesn’t measure the effect that a parent dying or a baby coming or a displacement by Hurricane Katrina or drug-addicted parents or the foster care system have on a student’s ability to succeed—or even to show up for school. And it doesn’t measure the desperate efforts of the school faculty

working to reach these children.” The film features five students: Raven Coston, 17; Raven Quattlebaum, 18; Rufus McDowney, 16; Tiara Parker, 18; and Delaunte Bennett, 18. Each of the students is facing crises that affect their academic performance. It captures the daily struggle of DC Met Principal Tanishia Williams Minor and the faculty, who work in an environment where only seven percent of students are deemed “proficient” in math and only 19 percent are proficient in reading. “We have policy on education and we have reality,” said Jacquie Jones, executive producer of the film, “and 180 Days provides a snapshot into the reality of the on-the-ground troops in the fight to claim the lives and destinies of our children, many of whom are facing seemingly insurmountable challenges in their quest for an education.” 180 Days was produced by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), which brings programming about the Black experience to public television.


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ARTS & CULTURE

Tina Turner, ‘Simply the Best’ Newest Vogue Cover Girl By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO

Legendary diva extraordinaire Tina Turner proves again that she’s “simply the best,” by gracing the cover of Vogue. The queen of rock-and-roll makes her first appearance on the cover of the global fashion bible in the April 2013 issue of German Vogue. Photographed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer and styled by Nicola Knels, the singer rocks her signature honey-blond locks, red pouty lips and a silk navy Armani dress. The 73-year-old grand dame takes the title of the oldest person to appear on the cover of the international imprint from actress Meryl Streep, who was featured at age 62 last year. Turner is being praised for her coup, as is the magazine for its bold step in featuring an uncharacteristically older cover model. “Well, it’s about time,” wrote Hayley Phelan of Fashionista.com. She added, “It’s kind of a surprising choice for Vogue Germany, which generally prefers young starlets and models-of-the-moment for its cover features–but it’s a welcome one.”

Book Review

Good Hair Owner’s Manual By Kam Williams

Better Than Good Hair The Curly Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair By Nikki Walton with Ernessa T. Carter Amistad Books Paperback, $14.99 224 pages ISBN: 978-0-06-212376-3 “I often get stopped on the street by other black women. They tell me they love my hair and want to know who ‘does’ it. It always gives me great pleasure to tell them that I do it myself. And it gives me even more pleasure to refer them to CurlyNikki.com to find out how they, too, can achieve fabulous, healthy, natural hair on their own… CurlyNikki.com is the most popular natural hair care blog in the world. This book is not a political manifesto intent on shaming you into giving up your relaxer... If you haven’t decided whether to give up your relaxer, we’re here for you… Inside, you’ll find product guidance, lifestyle advice, hairstyle tips, and frank discussion—just as you would in any hair salon across America… We only want to provide you with the information that you need to take the next step in your hair care journey.” – Excerpted from the Prologue (pgs. 4-5) I can still vaguely recall the day I overheard someone telling my mother at a barbecue that I should have been born a girl because I had “Good Hair.” I was too young at the time for the

remark to register, so I simply shrugged it off and ate s’more ribs. But I belatedly came to appreciate the meaning of the phrase a few years ago while watching the Chris Rock movie of the same name. For, Good Hair was an eyeopening documentary which offered an inside look at the great lengths to which AfricanAmerican females go

to straighten their hair. Yes, I had been aware that my mother and friends spent a lot of time at the beauty salon on Saturdays, but I really had no idea what went on there. The informative film generated discussion and reflection because it not only blew the covers off the Courtesy Photos dangerous chemicals (“creamy Nikki Walton crack”) involved in the relaxing process, but it also questioned whether the considerable

expense and effort involved in maintenance were even worth the effort. Why not go natural? Today, ostensibly in response to the controversy stirred up by that shocking expose, a hair revolution is afoot. Suddenly “Relaxers are out!” and “Weaves are so yesterday!” have become the rallying cry in black communities all over the country. At least that’s the case made by Nikki Walton in Better Than Good Hair, a handy how-to guide to rocking a retro-style natural. The opus is amazingly encyclopedic in terms of its scope, as it covers everything from transitioning to TWAs (Teeny Weeny Afros) to tips for white mothers of biracial toddlers. Apparently, “The Big Chop” can be pretty traumatic. That’s the day you cut off all your chemically-treated locks. For, if you’ve looked one way in the mirror for as long as you can remember, you might need a “curl”-friend’s shoulder to lean on after making the decision to let your hair grow the way God intended. Should you be so inclined, take note of the five mandatory hair care products: Shea Butter (for moisture), Aloe Vera (for shine), Jojoba Extract (for softness), Olive Oil (for sealing and shampooing) and Honey (as an antibacterial rinse). Who knew? Chock full of fascinating factoids like that, Better Than Good Hair is a veritable, natural hair bible, a very “Good Book” for anyone seriously considering that route.


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The Afro-American, March 23, 2013 - March 29, 2013

SPORTS

Gabby’s Gold and Glory Gabby Douglas The “Raising the Bar” Interview With Kam Williams Gymnast Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas was born in Virginia Beach on Dec. 31, 1995. At the 2012 London Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in both the team and individual all-around competitions. Gabby is the first African-American gymnast, as well as the first woman of color of any nationality, in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion. She is also the first American gymnast to win gold in both the gymnastic individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympic Games. She was introduced to gymnastics by way of a cartwheel. Her older sister, Arielle, a former gymnast and competitive cheerleader, was determined to teach the toddler the sport she loved. Gabrielle immediately picked up her older sister’s love of the sport and soon taught herself how to do a one-armed cartwheel. Gabrielle vividly remembers flipping around the house and off the furniture from the age of four. After a couple years of poking and prodding, Arielle convinced their mother to allow her little sister to train at a local gym. Once formal training began, another two years was all it took for her to be crowned the state of Virginia’s gymnastics champion. Gabby soon reached her peak at her local gym, quickly accumulating numerous victories and top finishes over the next few years. The task became clear: she had to convince her mother to allow her, the youngest, to move across the country in pursuit of her Olympic dream. This would allow her an opportunity to train with elite coach Liang Chow in West Des Moines, Iowa. Gabrielle left Virginia Beach at 14 to live with her host family, the Partons, while training with Mr. Chow. Under his tutelage she did develop the skills needed to reach the Olympics, and the rest, as they say, is history. Here, Gabby talks about her autobiography, Grace, Gold & Glory, and about Raising the Bar, her inspirational book about how to achieve your dreams. Kam Williams: Hi, Natalie. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to speak with your daughter. You must be a very proud momma. Natalie Hawkins: Yes, I’m incredibly proud of the fight, determination and drive that I’ve seen in her and in my other kids as we’ve supported her through this journey. It’s just a wonderful feeling! But I have her right here for you. Gabby Douglas: Hi, Kam. KW: Hi Gabby. I’d like to let you know how impressed I’ve been not only with your performances, but with the grace and poise you’ve exhibited off the floor. So, I’m very honored to have this opportunity to speak with you. GD: Thank you. My pleasure.

KW: I have a lot of questions for you from fans, and I will be mixing their questions in with my own. What does it mean to you not only to represent your country in the Olympics but to make history by becoming the first and youngest American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions? GD: Words can’t even describe how much it means, because of all the hard work, sacrifice and effort I put in at the gym, and also because of how much my family supported me and sacrificed their dreams for mine. It also means a lot to me, knowing that I became the first African-American to win the individual all-around gold medal. Not many girls in gymnastics look like me, so I’m honored and delighted to put a new face on the sport.

KW: Grace Sinden says: Your muscles must get sore. What do you do for sore muscles?   GD: Yes, Grace, my muscles do get very sore, but I have a massager. They call it “The Stick,” and I just rub it on my muscles. I also take ice baths and Epsom salt baths, and sometimes have to take Advil or Tylenol. KW: Grace also says: Your talent requires a lot of concentration. Is there anything special you do to help you concentrate and keep your balance? GD: Yes. Gymnastics does take great focus and concentration. What I do is look to my coach. He keeps me focused. And I meditate to get myself confident before the competition floor. That helps keep me focused, too. KW: Editor/legist Patricia Turnier asks: What interested you in writing your autobiography, Grace, Gold & Glory, at such a young age? Did you keep a diary? GD: I had kept many diaries, but I would start one and not finish it, and then start another one and not finish it. [Chuckles] I wrote the book because I had to overcome many challenges and hardships. I wanted to share my story to let anyone facing hardships know that your dream is still possible. KW: Patricia also asks: If Hollywood decides to turn the book into a movie, who would you like to play you? GD: I’d like to play myself, to be sure to capture my personality and my style. KW: Tell me a little about the book the new book, Raising the Bar GD: Raising the Bar is all about my life now, since the Olympics. It’s kind of a picture book for younger readers. KW: Harriet Pakula-Teweles says: It’s been

hard work and sacrifices? GD: That’s a hard question to answer, because even if you have the talent, you still have to push yourself. I don’t think dreams magically appear, that’s why they’re called dreams. But if you do want to make that dream a reality, then you have to push yourself. It takes a lot of hard work, and if you don’t have the focus, then it’s going to be all the harder. If you have a big dream, it takes all of the above to achieve it: passion, the focus and the effort. That’s definitely my advice. KW: The bookworm Troy Johnson question: What was the last book you read? GD: I’m reading John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men right now. But the last book I finished was Our Town by Thornton Wilder. KW: The music maven Heather Covington question: What was the last song you listened to? GD: I was just working out, so I had my music on. I think the last song was “Stomp” by Kirk Franklin

a while since the magic of the gold—how’s it goin’ now that things have quieted down—or have they? GD: It depends on the month. I’ll have a period when it quiets down, and then I’m traveling and on the go-go-go again. KW: Larry Greenberg says: I have a 5 year-old girl with an amazing, natural inclination towards gymnastics. Do you have any advice for her? And in a similar vein, Keith Kremer says: My 9 year-old daughter, Olivia, would like to know what advice you have for little girls who love gymnastics. GD: Since they’re so young, I would tell them to just have fun competing at Level 6 and Level 7. At their age, they’re just fine getting gift bags and going to banquets. I would tell them to be patient, take it one step at a time and just enjoy the ride. But also keep your goals and what you want to achieve in the back of your mind. I’d also tell any girl who continues to love gymnastics enough to want pursue a college scholarship to keep pushing yourself 100% in the gym every single day. KW: Patricia also asks: Do you plan to go to college? If so, where would you like to go, and what are you thinking about majoring in? GD: I would love to go to college, but right now my focus is on doing another Olympics. I can’t say where I’d like to attend yet. I’d have to visit some campuses to get a sense of the atmosphere, and what I like and don’t like. I still have a little bit of time. KW: What message do you have for young people who have big dreams but are not focused enough to put their plans into action because they believe in instant success without

KW: What is your favorite dish to cook? GD: I rarely cook, but I really like to eat seafood. KW: The Uduak Oduok question: Who is your favorite clothes designer? GD: Clothes designer? Well, I recently wore Donna Karan, and it was just fabulous! I love her clothes, so I’d have to pick her. KW: When you look in the mirror, what do you see? GD: [Giggles] I don’t know. That’s a good question. When I look in the mirror, I see Gabby Douglas. KW: If you could have one wish instantly granted, what would that be for? GD: That’s a hard one. I don’t know. KW: The Kerry Washington question: If you were an animal, what animal would you be? GD: I think I’d be a black panther. KW: The Ling-Ju Yen question: What is your earliest childhood memory? GD: What pops in my mind is my mom making pancakes and waffles for me and my siblings one night when we couldn’t fall asleep hiding in a tent after telling each other ghost stories. KW: The Anthony Anderson question: If you could have a superpower, which one would you choose? GD: Invisibility. KW: Would you choose that because it’s hard to find privacy now that you’re such a big celebrity? GD: [Chuckles] Yeah, kinda.

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Can the Miami Heat Break the Regular Season Win-Streak Record? By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk The 1971 Los Angeles Lakers set the National Basketball Association (NBA) ablaze when it reeled off 33-straight wins, a record that still stands--for now. The 20122013 Miami Heat have won 23 straight as of March 19 and appeared locked and loaded for a prime run at matching or breaking the 40plus year old record. But today’s NBA isn’t what the game used to be because nearly any team can fall on a given night considering the amount of talent flowing throughout the Association. Even teams that sit at the bottom of the league still possess top shelf talent. But can the Heat push that aside to break the record? Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sports Desk debate the question. Riley: I don’t think they can do it. They’re schedule over the next 12 to 13 games isn’t particularly scary but on any given night, a team can play above their record to sneak

in an upset. I love the way LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are playing right now but asking them to keep up that type of intensity as players prepare to mentally shift gears for the playoffs is a tall task. And I can’t see them homing in on some meaningless streak while their prize treasure becomes more visible as the summer arrives. Green: James, Wade, Chris Bosh and a bunch of solid pieces can and will get it done. Miami has every ingredient that any NBA team could ask for. They’ve got the big time players, accurate shooters and physicality up front with the addition of Chris “Birdman” Andersen. The schedule doesn’t scare them at all and I think the Heat still has something to prove and cracking 40-year-old records only fuels their fire.

Riley: You shouldn’t underestimate any team, especially when they’re playing against the world champions. Teams wake up a little early on the days and nights that the previous year’s title holder comes to visit. I don’t like the fact that James has to be the hero every eight out of 10 times and the team overly relies on him in my opinion to make too much happen. One bad game by James and it puts a lot of pressure on Wade and Bosh to perform. Too much hangs on James right now and I can see Miami coach Eric Spoelstra sacrificing a few games just to make sure his horses are healthy for the playoffs. Green: Miami (50-14) isn’t even close to resting their starters but they might be if they hit this streak. There’s no incentive right now for Miami to cash in the playing time of its better players by resting them as the season

goes on. Look, Miami wants this streak. It’s close and it’s in their grasp. They’re going to play all out to get it so unless we’re talking about James, Bosh or Wade being out, Miami is going to be in position to reel off another series of dominant play after they finish with this current one. Riley: Miami has made a ton of accomplishments over the past few seasons since the new Big Three has been together and 21-straight wins is a hell of an accomplishment. Trying to sketch out another 12-straight wins would be tough for even the greatest teams of NBA past so it’s just hard for me to see them matching the Lakers’ record, especially at this time of the year when the level of play has picked up. We’re going into March and April and playoffs and postseason positioning means everything right now to some teams and I have to believe that one of those teams out there vying for a better spot in the playoffs is going to rise up and cool down the Heat.


March 23, 2013 - March 23, 2013, The Afro-American

Washington D.C.:

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CRIME BLOTTER Guilty to Producing Child Porn

Secretly Recorded Girl, 13, in Bathroom

District Man Gets Five Years for Stabbing Man

Defendant Used Screwdriver

Alonzo Douglas Hebron, 53, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced recently to five years in prison for stabbing a man in the neck with a screwdriver during an altercation, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced in a statement. Hebron pleaded guilty in January 2013 to assault with a dangerous weapon in the case. According to evidence, on Nov. 23, 2012, at approximately 2:45 p.m., D.C. police were called to an apartment in the 1100 block of Queen Street N.E., where officers found a man suffering from a stab wound to the neck. They determined that Hebron, and two others had been inside the apartment talking when an altercation resulted and Hebron stabbed the victim, the statement said. The victim transported to a hospital. Hebron fled the scene.  Two eyewitnesses helped police identify him, the statement said.

District Man Found Guilty of Armed Robbery Robbed Victim After Asking for Directions

Anthony Butler, 51, of Washington, D.C., was found guilty by a jury recently in the armed robbery of a woman last fall in Northwest, according to a statement. U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced that Butler was found guilty of one count each of armed robbery, carrying a dangerous weapon, possession of an open container of alcohol and two counts of felony threats. He is scheduled for sentencing on May 17. Butler, who has previous convictions for robbery, carjacking and other offenses, faces enhanced penalties that could lead to a life prison sentence. According to a statement, the attack took place about 8 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2012, near the National Zoo. The victim was walking to a friend’s house for a dinner party when Butler got out of a pick-up truck that was blocking her path and pretended to ask for her directions. Butler grabbed the woman, put a knife to her stomach and demanded her phone, purse and necklace. After the theft, he ordered her to run in the opposite direction and threatened her if she didn’t comply. The victim flagged down a motorist who called 911. A short time later, police spotted the truck near a gas station. Butler was arrested after police found the victim’s belongings in the truck and a knife on him, according to the statement.

Prince George’s County: Prince George’s Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Kateisha Jenkins

Prince George’s County police arrested Keith Warren Henry, 33, of the unit block of O Street in Northwest Washington, in connection with the March 18 fatal stabbing of Kateisha L. Jenkins at her home in Suitland, according to the PGPD News Blog. On March 18, at about 8:30 a.m., patrol officers were called to the 5200 block of Morris Drive to investigate a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found Jenkins, 33, suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital. Henry is suspected of stabbing Jenkins during a domestic dispute. Henry is believed to have then fled the scene before officers arrived. Officers took him into custody a short time later in the 6100 block of Harley Lane.  Henry faces prosecution for murder. He is currently held at the From PGPD Blog Prince George’s County jail. Suspect Keith Warren Henry

Laurel Man Pleads

Frank Alan Klukosky, age 43, of Laurel, pleaded guilty recently to producing child pornography, according to a statement from Rod J. Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland and others. According to the plea agreement, in June 2012, a federal probation officer discovered images and videos of child pornography on the cell phone of a registered sex offender on federal probation.  Upon investigating, authorities discovered that on June 24, 2012, Klukosky drove to the registered sex offender’s home in Laurel with an SD card that contained at least 120 images and six videos of child pornography.  Klukosky then helped the registered sex offender load those images and videos onto his computer and cell phone. On October 23, 2012, the FBI executed a search warrant at Klukosky’s home and seized video cameras, key fob cameras, computers, an external hard drive and other computer accessories.  The external hard drive contained approximately 2,000 images and 16 videos of child pornography, including 11 videos depicting a 13 year-old girl in a bathroom. The videos were taken with hidden key fob cameras. Klukosky is scheduled to be sentenced on May 20 and is expected to serve 20 years in prison, the statement said. The case was investigated by the FBI-led Maryland Child Exploitation Task Force, which coordinates with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Maryland State Police Child Recovery Unit.

Bank Fraud Scheme Leader Gets Seven Years Recruited Bank Employees, College Students to Participate

Bolarinwa Adeyale, a/k/a “Bola,” 23, of Greenbelt, was recently sentenced to seven years in prison in connection with a scheme to use stolen credit card convenience checks and counterfeit checks to defraud financial institutions, according to a statement from Rod. J. Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.  Adeyale was convicted by a federal jury on February 27, 2012, of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, two counts of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to evidence, in 2007, Adeyale, along with Okechukwo Otuya aka Oke and Waffi;  Oluwadamilola Feyisetan, aka Dami; Adeniyi Adebiyi, aka Niyi; Alexander Diya and others devised a scheme to defraud Bank of America by depositing stolen credit card convenience checks into legitimate Bank of America accounts and withdrawing the money before the bank learned that the checks were not authorized, the statement said.  Adeyale, Otuya and Dami and Niyi obtained the convenience checks by stealing them from homeowners’ mailboxes in Montgomery, Howard and Prince George’s counties. Adeyale and others also recruited college students to permit the use of the students’ bank accounts to deposit stolen credit card convenience checks and make cash withdrawals from the accounts after the checks cleared.  Adeyale and others also recruited bank employees to provide account information for “high end” bank customers then used that information to create fraudulent checks for those accounts.   According to evidence, the total amount of fraudulent deposits made by the conspirators from over 50 compromised bank accounts is over $1.2 million.                     Otuya, 31, of Laurel, was sentenced to eight years. Adebiyi, age 28, of Upper Marlboro, was sentenced to four years. Feyisetan, 24, of Laurel, got 30 months. Alexander Omotomiwa Diya, 25, of Bowie, got 28 months. Taiwo Akinyeke, 28, of Laurel, got 15 months. Co-conspirators Charles G. Richardson, Jr., 26, of Capitol Heights, was sentenced to 15 months. Oladipo Ayodeji, 23, of Bowie, got 14 months. Kennika Freeman, 23, of Greenbelt, and Malia Forrester, 31, of Millersville, were each sentenced to five years’ probation.  Marquis Borden, 25, of Laurel, pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing, the statement said. This law enforcement action is part of President Barack Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, which includes members of several agencies.

Employee Imprisoned for Four Years for Stealing from Nonprofit

Penny Parker Green, 34, of Bowie, was sentenced recently to 54 months in prison for stealing more than $166,000 from the ARC of Prince George’s County, which provides in-home support, daycare and employment services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  Green was ordered to pay restitution of $166,137 and to forfeit computers, televisions and video game equipment, according to a statement from the office of U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and others.

Green was employed by the ARC. From November 2006 to February 2012, she stole $166,137 from the agency and up to 72 group home residents.  Green used her ARC corporate credit card for personal purchases including airfare to Aruba and stole petty cash that was intended for residents, the statement said.

Baltimore:

Leader of 4X4 Drug Organization Gets 20 Years

Dearius Forrester, aka “D,” “Little D,” “Muffler” and “Chicken,” age 24, of Rosedale, was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute powder and crack cocaine, according to a statement from the office of U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and others.  Court records show that from at least June 2009 through August 2010, Forrester led a drug distribution organization that operated in the Northeast Baltimore neighborhood known as the “4x4.” The “4x4” is a small, relatively closed neighborhood consisting of four streets running north to south and four streets running east to west: Ravenwood, Elmora, Lyndale and Elmley avenues all run east and west and are one-way streets. Greenview, St. Cloud, Highview and Longview all run north and south and are twoway streets. The area is bordered on the east and west by Edison Highway and Belair Road, respectively.  According to his plea, law enforcement overheard Forrester and his co-conspirators discussing their drug activities.  Forrester admitted that he distributed crack and powder cocaine, collected money from drug customers and distributors, and assisted the drug trafficking activities of other members of the drug conspiracy.  During the time of the conspiracy, Forrester was responsible for the distribution of 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and 5 kilograms or more of powder cocaine, according to the statement.        Co-defendants Raymond Moore, aka “Money,” 20, and Tony Robinson, aka “Peterman,” and “Pete,” 30, both of Baltimore, each pleaded guilty to the same charge and were sentenced to 10 years in prison, the statement said.

Baltimore Felon Gets 11 Years for Drug Trafficking

U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. recently sentenced Jermaine Miller, 29, of Baltimore, to 134 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin.  The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and others. According to Miller’s plea agreement, on June 7, 2010, Baltimore police officers saw Miller exit an alley from the 1800 block of Rutland Avenue, Baltimore.  When Miller saw the police officers, he popped an object into his mouth.  The police officers ordered Miller to spit out the object, which was found to be a gel cap containing heroin.  Miller was arrested. Four additional gel caps containing heroin were seized.  During a search of his home, police confiscated a plastic bag containing nine baggies of cocaine along, a .357 hand gun and ammunition, according to a statement from Rosenstein’s office.  Crime Blotter is a summary of crime and punishment in the DMV and Baltimore. It is compiled from information and statements from a variety of law enforcement agencies, including local police departments, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen, Jr., the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein, and the FBI.


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The Afro-American, March 23, 2013 - March 29, 2013

BUSINESS Frank Savage Knows How to Sail Against the Wind By Krishana Davis and Jacqueline James AFRO Staff Writers Frank Savage has a theory about what it will take to bring down the rate of African-American unemployment, which is hovering at 14 percent, higher than Courtesy Photo any other group in the Frank Savage nation. He believes the answer lies in the creation of owner-operated businesses. “Small businesses are responsible for rekindling the economy,” said Savage, the CEO of Savage Holdings LLC, which invests in startups that specialize in energy and economic development in Africa. “One of the things that disappoints me about the government is the lack of focus on building up small businesses.” Independent business owners, he said, create more than 70 percent of jobs in the country. Savage, who has homes in Connecticut and New York, said he supports small businesses even though he spent most of his adult life working in large corporations. He came by his affinity for small business earnestly. Born in Rocky Mount, N.C. in 1938, at a time when Jim Crow held a firm grip on the South, Savage’s mother decided when he was 6 months old to relocate the family, including Frank and twin sister, Frances, to Washington, D.C. Though it was segregated, the District offered better economic opportunity for Blacks, many of whom moved there seeking well-paying jobs in the federal government. In his recently-published memoir, The Savage Way: Successfully Navigating the Waves of Business and Life, Savage details how the entrepreneurial spirit of his mother, Grace, helped to catapult him into powerful positions at some of the world’s most prominent financial companies, eventually leading him to start his own investment firm.

At a time when many Blacks were seeking the safety of a good government job, Madame La Savage, as his mother came to be known in D.C., went against the grain, opening a beauty parlor, originally called Savage Beauty Clinic, down the street from Howard University. After hearing about the International Beauty Show, a hair show held at the New York Coliseum, she traveled to Manhattan to showcase her signature cuts and hairstyles to stylists from around the world. The only Black stylist in the show, she returned to the District and changed the salon’s name to La Savage Beauty Clinic International. Little Frank was watching closely. The lessons he learned from his mother became the principles that guided him in his own work—self-confidence, honesty and integrity, hard work and cultivating good relationships with clients. Savage imparted the importance of those principles in his memoir. He wrote that he has long been enthralled with the world’s interconnectivity, an interest that fueled his first trip abroad, to Libya, while he was student at Howard University studying political science and economics with a focus on international relations. Savage said he has always believed that a relationship with the rest of the world is key amazon.com to economic prosperity for Blacks in the United States and has long encouraged others to travel widely and keep up with global events. “I always felt it is most important for African Americans to be involved on a global level and to understand the rest of the world—their cultures, their practices, their languages,” Savage said. After graduating from college, Savage picked up a master’s

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March 23, 2013 - March 29, 2013, The Afro-American

Rosa B.F. Prince, 84

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Elementary School, and Rosa Belle MacFarland Jr. High Franklin Prince was School. born in Washington, Rosa married Lonnie D.C. on Sept. 23, Richardson Prince 1929. The fourth of Ashville, N.C. in child of Deacon June of 1954. They Claude Franklin and were blessed with the Deaconess Cynthia births of Christopher Lowe Franklin (both in 1955 and Robin deceased), Rosa’s (Sabiyha) in 1959 and siblings were Paul afterwards, Rosa went Franklin, who died to extra lengths to enroll in infancy, Lucy the children in extraFranklin Jefferson curricular activities and and Helen Franklin their respective high Haskins, both of schools. In addition whom are also to the value placed on deceased. Rosa is family, her Christian survived by her faith was central to the husband, Lonnie life of Rosa Prince. Her Richardson Prince, ROSA B.F. PRINCE formative religious years son Christopher Prince, were spent in the Mt. daughter Dr. Sabiyha Airy Baptist Church where she was baptized Prince, sons-in-law Dr. Steven Eversley and at a very early age under the pastorship of her granddaughters, Mariama Sojourner Rev. Earl K. Tyler. Rosa participated in Eversley and Thandiwe Harriet Eversley. Sunday school, BTU, Junior Ushers, Choral She is also survived by family members, Group, and Chapel Choir. She also sang with Lee Folia Fletcher, Sarah Harley, and Terry Handy, and will be missed by a host of family the chorus of Faith United Church of Christ (UCC) and Peoples Congregational UCC. As members and friends. a member of Peoples Congregational UCC, Rosa and her siblings were products she participated with the choir until throat of The Great Migration. Her father left surgery made that impossible. Rosa was also the Jim Crow south to provide a better a member of her church’s Key Stone Circle, life for his wife and children. Claude and Credit Union, Scrooby Circle, Food Pantry Cynthia Franklin worked a host of jobs to and August-September Brith month club. provide for their daughters education. Rosa attended the D.C. public school system and After retirement from the D.C. Public graduated from Dunbar High School, Howard Schools, Rosa volunteered at Martha’s Table, University (BA), and George Washington Children’s Hospital, the Urban League and University with a Master’s degree in as a counselor for the D.C. Hotline. She also Urban Planning. She began her working tutored seniors through the D.C. Department career with the U.S. Department of Health, on Aging and talked frequently about the Education and Welfare transferring later to elderly clients she had so much affection for. the D.C. Department of Welfare as a case Rosa made her transition peacefully, at home, worker. Later she joined the D.C. school and in the presence of her family. system teaching at Tyler, Stanton and Clark

Angus P. Wood Jr., 86 Photographer

Senior Supply Record Angus P. Wood Jr., Specialist both in the husband of Pauline Hendricks Wood, was United States and Japan. He was a draftsman born in Richmond, Va., June 30, 1926, and amateur, selftrained photographer. the second child of Angus Percy Wood He enjoyed being Sr., of Richmond, the photographer and an ordained Va. and Mozelle deacon of Plymouth Anderson Wood of Congregational United Boston, Mass. Church of Christ in Angus received his education in the Washington, D.C. public schools in He enjoyed reading, collecting rare coins and Richmond, Va. and stamps, and developing attended Hampton Institute (University) pictures in his basement in Hampton, Va. dark room. He was a veteran of He as proceeded World War II and in death by both his retired as a sergeant parents and his sister, ANGUS P. WOOD JR. from the United States Doris Wood Williams. He leaves behind his Army having served from 1944-1946. He also retired from the Air force wife, Pauline Hendricks Wood, and a host of (1949-1953) where he received training as a relatives and friends.

Wylie W. Selden Jr., 93 Tuskegee Airman

Gold Medal for his On Dec. 17, WWII service. 2012, Lt. Wylie W. He was a special Selden Jr., World War II Tuskegee invitee to President Airman, passed Obama’s inauguration in 2009 and to a White away peacefully and House screening of the comfortably at his movie Red Tails; in Springhouse Assistant Living home in Silver both occasions, he met Spring, Md. Wylie, the President personally and considered Mr. “Cool Papa,” served Obama as his “main primarily in the war in man.” Wylie always Europe. At 93, he had a full kept loving memories and wondrous life, of his mother, Dahlia, and his father, Wylie serving as a test pilot Sr., a Norfolk, Va. for planes such as the community activist and P-40 Warhawk and the P-51 Mustang, “Red the key inspiration in Wylie’s life. Tails,” for the 99th Cherishing his Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group. memory are other WYLIE W. SELDON JR. After the war, Wylie members of the Selden and Joice families along with a host successfully pursued several careers and of other relatives, friends, and admirers. retired after serving many rewarding years Services for Lt. Selden were held on Dec. in the Howard University Alumni Affairs Department. 27th at the Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ, Washington, D.C. He has been frequently recognized for his He was interred at the Maryland National many years serving as a motivational speaker Memorial Park, Laurel, Md., where he will educating the public about the Tuskegee join his lively late wife, June Joice Selden, Airmen. In 2007, along with other Tuskegee whom he has dearly missed. Airmen, he was awarded the Congressional

Gloria E. Cobbs, 82 Library/media Specialist

in Prince George’s Gloria Elizabeth County Public Schools Cobbs, the youngest for sixteen years until of three children, her retirement in was born on August 1983 due to medical 30, 1931, to the late reasons. However, her James and Bertha desire to work in the Cobbs, in Roanoke educational arena led Va. She accepted her to substitute teach Christ early in life after retiring in several and was a member of schools when her health the Episcopal Church permitted. prior to joining Gloria enjoyed Ridgley United helping others in small Methodist Church ways whenever and which merged with wherever she could. She Gethsemane United participated in bowling Methodist Church and over the years where she continued joined several leagues her membership and and won trophies for her service. skill. Furthermore, she Gloria received her GLORIA E. COBBS had a passion for the card elementary and secondary game of bridge which education in Virginia. continued throughout her life; she belonged She earned a Bachelors Degree in Social to bridge clubs, attended tournaments, and Sciences from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Md. (formerly, played the game as often as she could. Her pastime included relaxing while watching her Maryland State College) where she pledged favorite televisions shows and more recently, and joined Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. engaging in arts and crafts. Moreover, she Additionally, she pursued graduate studies was a lifelong lover of books and reading. at Atlanta University, Catholic University, She was preceded in death by her brother, and the University of Maryland, College James, and sister, Edna. Her memory will live Park. Moreover, she attained Maryland State in the hearts of the loved ones who shared certification as a Library/Media Specialist. in her life; Irvin Martin, nephew; Shantell Her professional career as a teacher and Martin Edmonds and Rochell Martin Jones, library/media specialist spanned 29 years in great nieces; Jeannette Robinson, niece; the public schools of Maryland. She began William Selden, cousin; close friends, Lucy her teaching career in St. Mary’s County Allen and Dorothy Stubbs; as well as a host where she taught Social Studies for thirteen of other cherished family members and years. She served as a library/media specialist friends.

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0001819 IN RE: Marquona Renee Holt Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Marquona Renee Holt having filed a complaint for judgment changing Marquona Renee Holt name to Quentin Rasheed Holt 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 8th day of March 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 26th day of April, 2013 at 3:15 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further SO ORDERED JUDGE TYPESET: 3/22 Tue 3/29, Mar4/5 05

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM155 Shirley M. Jarrett aka Shirley Minor Jarrett Decedent Theodora H. Brown Esq/Law Office of Theodora H.Brown PLLC 3127 Cherry Road NE Washington DC 20018 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Terry Jarrett Saunders and Larry G. Jarrett ,

whose address are 16 Ing r a h a m S t r e e t , N W. Washington DC 20011, and 1358 Kenyon Street NW Washington DC 20010 were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of Shirley M. Jarrett aka Shirely Minor Jarrett, who died on January 6, 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 September 8, 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 September 8, 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: March 8, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Terry Jarrett Saunders Larry G. Jarrett Personal Representative 202-422-2586 202-498-0401 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Tue Mar 12 REGISTER OF WILLS 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM105 Louise L. Threatt Decedent Brett E. Cohen, Esq 7910 Woodmont Ave Suite 1430 Bethesda, MD 20814 Attorney NOTICE OF AFTER DISCOVERED WILL AND NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT

Brett Cohen, whose address is 7910 Woodmont Ave. Suite 1430, Bethesda MD 20814 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Louise L. Threatt, who died on March 25, 2009 with a Will. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s Will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, District of Columbia, 515 5th Street, NW 3rd Floor, Washington DC 20001, on or before September 15, 2013. Date of Publication: March 15, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Brett E. Cohen Esq Personal Representative 301-652-8828 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/15, 3/22, 3/29

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM172 Kenneth Edwin Duncan Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Katherine Duncan Warner, whose address is 1148 Morse Street, NE Washington DC 20002 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Kenneth Edwin Duncan, who died on December 6, 2012 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 15, 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 September 15, 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: March 15, 2013 10:53:43 EST 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Katherine Duncan Warner Personal Representative 202-246-7855 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: 3/15, Tue3/22, Mar3/29 12

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM165 Ethel R. Tingley Decedent Anthony P. Interdonato 12604 Glen Road Potomac, MD 20854 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Richard S. Tingley and John C. Tingley, whose addresses are 2610 Eccleston Street, Silver Spring, MD 20902 and 1111 3 L u x m a n o r R o a d , Rockville MD 20852 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Ethel R. Tingley, who died on January 11, 2013 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs a n d h e i r s w h o s e whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent’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 September 15, 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 September 15, 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: March 15, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Richard S. Tingley John C. Tingley Personal Representatives 301-649-1263 301-987-1964 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Tue Mar 12 REGISTER OF WILLS 3/15, 3/22, 3/29

SUPERIOR COURT OF 10:00:25 EDT 2013 THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM215 Estate of Beatrice S. Mills Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD PROBATE

Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Wesley L. Clarke for standard probate, including the appointment of one or more personal representative. Unless a complaint or an objection in accordance with Superior Court Probate Division Rule 407 is filed in this Court within 30 days from the date of first publication of this notice, the Court may take the action hereinafter set forth. 0 in the absence of a will or proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution, enter an order determining that the decedent died intestate 0 appoint an unsupervised personal representative Register of Wills Clerk of the Probate Division Date of First Publication March 15, 2013 Names of Newspapers: Washington Law Reporter Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Wesley L. Clarke 1629 K Street, NW Suite 300 Washington DC 20036 Signature of Petitioners/Attorney 3/15, 3/29

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0001725 IN RE: Sharmone Lisa Hoston Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Sharmone Lisa Hoston having filed a complaint for judgment changing Sharmone Lisa Hoston name to Samone Lisa Hoston 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 4th day of March 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 22nd day of April, 2013 at 3:45 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further SO ORDERED 0 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. TYPESET: Tue Mar 19 JUDGE 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

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Sade P. McCray having filed a complaint for judgment changing Sade P. McCray name to Jada Destiny McCray 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 4th day of March 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 22nd day of April, 2013 at 3:30 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the TYPESET: Tue Mar 12 hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further Superior Court of SO ORDERED the District of 0 the applicant must send the District of Columbia application for change of PROBATE DIVISION name of an adult and notice Washington, D.C. of final hearing to the applicant’s creditors personally 20001-2131 or by registered or certified Administration No. mail and show proof of ser2013ADM159 vice by filing the affidavit/ Pauline Washington declaration of service. LovelaceEDT 2013 JUDGE TYPESET: Tue Mar 12 10:01:14 Decedent 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 0001310-13 IN RE: Wallace Raymond 10:00:46 Bailey EDT 2013 Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Wallace Raymond Bailey having filed a complaint for judgment changing Wallace Raymond Bailey name to Nialah Shemei Dash 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 13th day of February 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 two weeks after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 4th day of April, 2013 at 3:30 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED that notice be s e n t t o t h e a p p l i c a n t ’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and that proof or service be made by filling the affidavit/ declaration service in name change cases. SO ORDERED JUDGE 3/15, 3/22, 3/29

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Lisa M. Washington Thomas, whose address is 255 Tennessee Avenue, NE Washington DC 20002 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Pauline Washington Lovelace, who died on January 1, 2013 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 15, 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 September 15, 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: March 15, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Lisa M. WashingtonThomas Personal Representative 202-543-1583 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/15, 3/22, 3/29

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM182 Robert D. Barnes aka Robert Dean Barnes Decedent Maggie K. Fairbrother Esq, Oakely & Eckstein, LLC 51 Monroe Street Suite 600 Rockville MD 20850 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Milton Paris, whose address is 16500 Minnehaha Street, Granada Hills, CA 91344 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Robert D. Barnes aka Robert Dean Barnes, who died on October 12, 2012 with a Will, and will service 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 September 22, 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 September 22, 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: March 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Milton Paris Personal Representative 818-363-8869 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM154 Marcia Joanne Faxio aka Marcia J. Faxio Decedent James B. Miles 807 51st Street NE Washington DC 20019 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Philip M. Faxio, whose address is 3427 Baker Street, NE Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Marcia Joanne Faxio aka Marcia J. Faxio, who died on November 3, 2009 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 8, 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 September 8, 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: March 8, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Philip M. Faxio Personal Representative 202-396-6780 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0002049 IN RE: William Larry Corey Jr. Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

William Larry Corey, Jr. having filed a complaint for judgment changing William Larry Corey, Jr. name to William Larry Khoury, Jr. 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 March 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 6th day of May, 2013 at 3:15 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further SO ORDERED 0 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. JUDGE 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

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Delores Melody Grady having filed a complaint for judgment changing Delores Melody Grady name to Chan’yte Yeriel Harris 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 27th day of February 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 17th day of April, 2013 at 3:15 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED that the applicant must send the application for change of name 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 or service. SO ORDERED JUDGE TYPESET: Tue Mar3/22 05 3/8, 3/15,

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM151 Harriett O. Preston Decedent Thomas H. Queen Eq 530 Eighth Street, SE Washington DC 20003 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Donna Preston and Saint M. Preston, whose address is 751 Adrian Street, SE Washington DC 20019 were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of Harriett O. Preston, who died on July 15, 2012 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 8, 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 September 8, 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: March 8, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Donna Preston Saint Preston Personal Representative 202-581-7503 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Mar 05 REGISTER OFTue WILLS 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM1126 Alvin Durham Decedent Wayne A. Tonkins, Eq 1200 G Street NW Suite 800 Washington DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Alvin L. Durham, whose address is 5103 Abbott Dr. Temple Hills MD 20748 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Alvin Durham, who died on August 22, 2012 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 8, 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 September 8, 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: March 8, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Alvin Durham Personal Representative 301-630-1305 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM150 Albert J. Payton Decedent Judy L. Feinberg Law Offices 9241 Cambridge Manor Court Potomac MD 20854 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Helena Payton whose address is 4254 4th Street SE #101 Washington DC 20032 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Albert J. Payton, who died on August 24, 2012 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 8, 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 September 8, 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: March 8, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American 10:52:36 WashingtonEST 2013 Law Reporter Helena Payton Personal Representative 202-734-1152 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER WILLS TYPESET:OFTue Mar 05 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2013FEP15 Date of Death December 6, 2012 Robert Lee Petty Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2013FEP16 Date of Death February 22, 2009 Luis R. Castillo Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Elvis Castillo and Elva Nora Martinez whose address are 8005 Riggs Road, Hyattsville MD 20783 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Luis R. Castillo, deceased, by the Orphan’s County Court for Prince George’s County, State of Maryland on September 10, 2009. Service of process may be made upon Michael L. Smith,,2710 24th Street NE, Wa s h i n g t o n D C 2 0 0 1 8 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Colombia real property: 1343 Newton Street NW, Washington DC 20010,/ 3499 Holmead Pl. NW Washington DC 20010 and 3015 Sherman Ave. NW Washington DC 20010 Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, A Building 515 5th Street NW 3rd Floor, Washington DC 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. Elvis Castillo Elva Nora Castillo Personal Representatives TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: March 8, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter TYPESET: Tue Mar 19 The Afro-American 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

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the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM559 Josephus Simpson Jr Decedent Larry C. Williams Esq 7600 Georgia Ave, NW Suite 306A Washington DC 20012 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Randolph N. Horton, whose address is 600 Kennedy Street, NW, Washington DC 20011-3012 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Josephus Simpson, Jr., who died on January 27, 2012 without a Will, and will service without Court supervision. All unknown heirs a n d h e i r s w h o s e whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 22, 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 September 22, 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. TYPESET: Mon Oct 29 Date of Publication: March 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Superior Court of Washington the District of Law Reporter District of Columbia Randolph N. Horton PROBATE DIVISION Personal Washington, D.C. Representative TRUE TEST COPY 20001-2131 TYPESET: Tue Mar 19 REGISTER OF WILLSNo. Administration 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

Octavia P. Petty whose address is 7706 Georgian Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Robert Lee Petty, deceased, by the Prince George’s County Court for Prince George’s County, State of Maryland on February 21, 2013. Service of process may be made upon Lynette Conard Hardy, 1341 Quincy Street, NW Washington DC 20011 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Colombia real property: 727 K Street NE Washington DC 20002 Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, A Building 515 5th Street NW 3rd Floor, Washington DC 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. Octavia P. Petty Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 10:54:32 2013 Date of firstEST publication: March 8, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter 2012ADM994 The Afro-American Superior Melvin Rudolph TYPESET: 3/8, Tue3/15, Mar3/22 05 10:55:38 ESTCourt 2013of

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 0001511-13 IN RE: Carlos Dalontay Vick Mitchell Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Carlos Dalontay Vick Mitchell having filed a complaint for judgment changing Carlos Dalontay Vick Mitchell name to Cai Cocoa Mitchell 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 22nd day of February 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 12th day of April, 2013 at 2:30 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED that the applicant must send the application for change of name 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 or service. SO ORDERED JUDGE 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

the District of Johnson District of Columbia Decedent PROBATE DIVISION Wesley L. Clarke Washington, D.C. 1629 K Street NW 20001-2131 Suite 300 Administration No. Washington DC 20006 2012ADM112 Attorney Maxine K. Oliver NOTICE OF Decedent APPOINTMENT, B. Marian Chou, Esq TO 717 D.NOTICE Street NW #415 CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO Washington DC 20004 UNKNOWN HEIRS Attorney

Sheriel NOTICE L. Sexcius, OF whose address is 229 Quackenbos APPOINTMENT, Street NW, Washington DC NOTICE TO 20011 CREDITORS was, appointed personal representative of AND NOTICE TO the estate of Melvin Rudolph UNKNOWN HEIRS Johnson, who died on FebShakarna Oliver, whose adruary 23, 2012 without a Will, dress is 4101 Meade Street, and will serve without Court NE Washington DC 20019 supervision. All unknown was appointed personal reh e i r s a n d of h ethe i r s estate w h o sof e presentative whereabouts are who unknown Maxine E. Oliver, died shall enter their appearance on January 1, 2010 without a Will, andproceeding. will service without in this ObjecCourt tosupervision. All untions such appointment known whose shall beheirs filedand withheirs the Regiswhereabouts are unknown ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th shall enter their appearance Street, N.W., 3rd Floor in this proceeding. ObjecWashington, D.C. 20001, on tions to such or before Aprilappointment 19, 2013. shall be filed with the RegisClaims against the decedent ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th shall be N.W., presented the Street, 3rd to Floor undersigned with 20001, a copy on to Washington, D.C. the RegisterSeptember of Wills or filed or before 22, with the Register of Wills 2013. Claims against thewith dea copy to the undersigned, cedent shall be presentedon to or April 19,with 2013, be thebefore undersigned a or copy to the Register Wills or filed forever barred.ofPersons bewith the with lieved toRegister be heirs of orWills legatees a copy to the undersigned, on of the decedent who do not or before September 22, receive a copy of this notice 2013, be forever barred. by mailorwithin 25 days of its Persons believedshall to beso heirs first publication inor legatees of the decedent form the Register of Wills, who do not receive a copy of including name, address and this notice by mail within 25 relationship. days of its first publication Date shall of soPublication: inform the Register October 2012 name, adof Wills, 19, including Name of newspaper: dress and relationship. Afro-American Date of Publication: Washington March 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Law Reporter Afro-American Sheriel L. Sexcius Washington Personal Law Reporter Representative Shakarna Oliver 202-257-9730 TRUE TEST COPY Personal Representative REGISTER OF WILLS TRUE TEST COPY 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 REGISTER OF WILLS 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM142 Anne Dillard Hager Decedent Howard J. Walsh III 110 N. Washington St #207 Rockville MD 20850 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Roscoe Hager and Alida Hager Matthews whose addresses are 9284 Waterglen Lane, Jacksonville Fl 32256 and 426 Jefferson Street, NW Washington DC 20011 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Anne Dillard Hager, who died on September 9, 2006 without a Will, and will service without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 22, 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 September 22, 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: March 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Roscoe Hager Alida Hager Matthews Personal Representative 240-464-8953 202-594-0402 09:29:45 EDT 2013 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Mar 19 REGISTER OFTue WILLS 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM198 Bernice Geneva Watson Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

L a w r e n c e W. T h o m a s , whose address is 8307 Gullane Ct., Ft. Washington MD 20744 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Bernice Geneva Wa t s o n , w h o d i e d o n January 24, 2013 with a Will, and will service 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 September 22, 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 September 22, 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: March 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: 11:18:45 EDT 2012 Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Lawrence W. Thomas Personal Representative 301-213-9233 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFTue WILLS TYPESET: Mar 19 09:30:09 EDT 2013 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM199 Mabel S. Huff Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Roberta Sellers-Clyburn, whose address is 432 33rd Street #2 SE, Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Mabel S. Huff, who died on December 6, 2010 without a Will, and will service without Court supervision. All unknown heirs a n d h e i r s w h o s e whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 22, 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 September 22, 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: March 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Roberta Sellers-Clyburn Personal Representative 202-375-8641 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM79 Linda M. Clark-Speight Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Shirley Johnson, whose address is 17 42nd Street, NE, Apt 203, Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Linda M. ClarkSpeight, who died on January 6, 2013 without a Will, and will service without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 22, 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 September 22, 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: March 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Shirley Johnson Personal Representative 202-398-1034 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: 3/22, Tue 3/29, Mar 4/5 19

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 09:30:55 EDT 2013 Administration No. 2013ADM173 Felix J. Popielski Watson Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Bernard Jwaszewski, whose address is 101 Peach Street, South Barre, MA 01074 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Felix J. Popielski, who died on September 21, 2012 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 22, 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 September 22, 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: March 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Bernard Jwaszewski Personal Representative 978-355-4822 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

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