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China: From Fusion Cuisine to Live Snakes By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief

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(Second in a series) BEIJING (NNPA) – When Julia Wilson visited China for the first time in 2002, no one had to tell her why China was known as “the Kingdom of Bikes.” “Imagine rush hour traffic, with bicycles,” said Wilson, CEO of Washington D.C.-based Wilson Global Communications. China is the world’s largest market for automobiles, making it “the Kingdom of Bikes” and “the Kingdom of Cars.” General Motors is the

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America’s Inaugurations The AFRO Coverage L.B.J., 1965— The Best Civil Rights Act of 1964 Voting Rights Act of 1965

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Bloody Sunday Remembered

Black Barmaid Caned by White Planter

Fifty Years Later, Hattie Carroll’s Death Remembered By Zenitha Prince The AFRO It was the night of Feb. 8, 1963, and William D. Zantzinger, a prosperous tobacco farmer from Southern Maryland, was the center of attention at the Spinsters’ Ball, a swanky charity event at the Emerson Hotel in Baltimore. Channeling Fred Astaire in a top hat, white tie and tails, a carnation in his lapel and a brashly-wielded wooden cane, the 24-year-old “rural aristocrat” and his wife, Jane, came in drunk and quickly announced their intention to become even drunker. “I just flew in from Texas. Gimme a drink!” Zantzinger reportedly declared upon his entrance. With each new swig of whatever spirit he was consuming, the 6-foot-2inch, 225-pound man grew more belligerent. He quarreled with other guests.

He fell on his wife in an intoxicated sprawl on the dance floor then started hitting her with his shoe. He assaulted bellhop George Gessell with his cane and chased waitress Ethel Hill, whom he smacked on her behind and called the N-word. A short time later, Zantzinger elbowed his way to the bar, loudly demanding another bourbon. Hattie Carroll, a 51-year-old barmaid with a history of high blood pressure, was busy serving another customer. She asked him to wait for a moment. But Zantzinger, wealthy owner of West Hatton, a 630-acre farm along the Wicomico River in Charles County, did not take kindly to having his wishes deferred. “He said ‘Ni---r, did you hear me ask for a drink?’ He said ‘I don’t have Continued on A3

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Howard Students to Volunteer During Spring Break The AFRO

Four hundred Howard University students are planning to forego frolicking in the tropics or just resting and relaxing at home to work as volunteers in seven major U.S. cities as part of the school’s Alternative Spring Break program, officials said. Students raised $50,000 during a 12-hour radiothon held March 3 at the university’s radio station, WHUR 96.3 FM. Other students converged on Georgia Avenue NW from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. urging

motorists to contribute to help pay for their expenses to work on projects ranging from youth violence to illiteracy. The students are scheduled to work in the District, Baltimore, Atlanta, Detroit, Memphis, New Orleans, Chicago and Haiti. Detroit native Jasmine Gordon, 20, who is participating in her third consecutive Alternative Spring Break, is this year’s site coordinator for Atlanta. “Being from Detroit, I wouldn’t be here at Howard without the help of so many people in my community

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The Onion Apologizes to Nine-Year-Old for Oscar Night ‘C-Word’ Tweet

Proving their actions can be just rank as their name, The Onion, an online news source known for heavy, biting satire, received severe backlash this week for a post published on their Twitter page. The tweet, referring to nine-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis with a disparaging term for female genitals, was posted by a member of the organization at the close of the 85th Academy Awards Feb. 24. Wikimedia Commons The target of the tweet Quvenzhané Wallis is the star of Beasts of the Southern Wild and is the youngest best actress nominee in Oscar history. Though it has since been removed, according to screenshots taken by the Huffington Post, the post read: “Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a c-nt right?” The social media world soon erupted. It only took one hour for public scorn to get the tweet taken down, and by Feb. 25 The Onion broke its no-apology policy and said it was sorry.

Bobby Rogers, Founder of The Miracles, Dies at 73

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died March 3 at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73. Motown Museum board member Allen Rawls said Rogers died about 6 a.m. in Southfield. Rogers had been ill for several years. Rogers formed the group in 1956 with cousin Courtesy Photo Claudette Rogers, Pete Bobby Rogers Moore, Ronnie White and Robinson. Their hits included “Shop Around,” ‘’You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” ‘’The Tracks of My Tears,” ‘’Going to a Go-Go,” ‘’I Second That Emotion” and “The Tears of a Clown.”

Jealous Rebuts Scalia’s ‘Perpetuation of Racial Entitlement’

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous Feb. 28 rebutted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s assertion that reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act is “perpetuation of racial entitlement” by Congress and that the jurist should steer clear of speculating on lawmakers’ intent. “Democracy is an American entitlement. Voting rights protection is an American entitlement. Wikimedia Commons Guaranteed access to the Benjamin Jealous ballot box is not the right of one race, one age group, or one economic class,” Jealous said after Scalia’s remarks during oral arguments on a Voting Rights Act challenge. “Assaulting the Voting Rights Act, on the other hand, is an assault on America’s ability to be America for all Americans,” said Jealous of the nearly half-century-old law to reverse racially discriminatory voting policies. “While much has changed since 1965, the record is clear that discriminatory election practices still exist in counties like Shelby County and states like Alabama. “Justice Scalia should refrain from speculating on the thoughts and motivations of the Congress and defer to the judgment of the overwhelming bipartisan majority that voted for reauthorization in 2006,” he said. During the oral arguments, Scalia noted that the overwhelmingly bipartisan reauthorizations of the Voting Rights Act in the past four decades was “very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called ‘perpetuation of racial entitlement’.” In a statement, Jealous noted that Scalia said that “whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes.”

Census Bureau to Drop ‘Negro’ as Racial Identifier

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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of

Blacks and Gun Control—Be Careful What You Ask For By Alan King AFRO Staff Writer

sport-utility vehicle sought in connection with the murder of Hudson’s mother and brother. It took Harry Belafonte, most tragedy and loss at the hands of gun violence any The white, 1994 than Chevrolet Jennifer Hudson and other Suburban with 1980-2008, Illinois license the esteemed elder statesman, relatives other group in America (six times higher from positively identified to raise the prickly questions according to the Bureau of Justice). They want the weapons of during the celebratory daily destruction off their streets. atmosphere of the NAACP Reducing the number of guns may explain why the Post/ Image Awards last month. ABC poll conducted last month showed continued support for As the great debate rages the proposed Maryland changes amid the surge in shootings about gun ownership and homicide involving teens and youth adults in Prince and control and White George’s County and Baltimore in recent months. Americans rail and rally in Still other observers suggest that African Americans are huge numbers against any not in the forefront of the gun control debate because whether stricter laws being proposed or not they admit it, they do not want to the give up the nationally and locally, the firearms they quietly own for self-protection. Pew Research accomplished actor and indicates that while 44 percent of Whites own guns, 16 of activist asked: “Where is African Americans are armed. I suspect that the number for Adrienne the raised voice of Blacks; Blacks is actually higher. Washington why are we mute; where are And then there is history; a history that includes laws being AFRO Columnist our leaders, legislators, the enacted to keep freed slaves in 1869, WWI veterans during church?” the “Red Summer” of 1919 and Black nationalists Courtesy in 1969,Photos Jennifer Hudson herarms. mom,The Darnell Donerson Even as thousands descended on Annapolis last week for example, from and bearing Internet is replete who these was as well as her brother, and earlier this month and hundreds signed up to testify at dayskilled, with stories, most notable Adam Jason. Winkler’s in Atlantic the General Assembly hearings about stricter gun control magazine, giving background history on why gun control measures proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley, the majority laws, even supported by the NRA and conservatives like plate X584859 was found on the bodysome of her 7-year-old of the visible and vocal protesters on both sides of the RonaldMonday, Reagan just when they were Chicago’s first proposed imposed. Westand Side after nephew hours debate appear to be White Marylanders, many egged on by Onehis writer theinSecond Amendment was police received a 7enacted a.m. call after bodycontends was found a the NRA. But not to be overlooked, Kenneth Blanchard, of to allow state “militias” or slave patrols to search and seize blackmanwithagun.com, was among the African Americans slave and freedmen’s firearms. Another writer, Robert Sherill, who also testified against gun control. author of The Saturday Night Special, claims the federal and Though it does not appear to be high on their political state gun control laws of the late 1960s were “not to control radar, gun control has long been embraced with strong guns but to control blacks.” support by African Americans, according to polls most Leaving no stone unturned, this month the NRA and Dallas Cowboys players recently conducted by Pew Research and the Washington conservative as the Center for Urban By Alan Kingblacks groups, suchand Romo and Terrell Owens, AFRO Staff Writer Post/ABC. Pundits and commentators have suggested that Renewal and Education (CURE),Tony began ad campaigns, among namesmore submitted to blacks currently favor gun control measures not only to back ramping up their race-baiting tactics to the generate Africanelection officials. Presidential candidate John President Obama but also because they have experienced the American support against control measures going through Hurd said those workers, who McCain’s attack on ACORN – were doing those things without Associated Community ACORN’s knowledge or permisOrganization for Reform Now – sion, were fired. confirms the success of the “The evidence that has surorganization, the head of the Continued from A1 faced so far shows they faked group says. “This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they Thirty witnesses were The defense produced to take that kind of sh-t off demanded a united response. didn’t do, not to stuff ballot we’ve done and success we’ve called by the prosecution, doctors of its own. a ni---r,’” Marina Patterson, “This one death will mean boxes.” ACORN, sheThey said, is the had,” Maude Hurd, president of including members of the argued that Carroll’s a coworker, later testified, more to the city of Baltimore victim of fraud, not themedical perpetraACORN, said in an interview “state’s that history, according to an AFRO than any other,” he preached. tor of it. including an enlarged with thearistocracy” AFRO. attended many of we heart, hardened and account. “He took the cane “I do think the ministers of Hurd said the arteries only things “Whenthe thisball, attack started, bogus are the charges themratherthat shamehypertension, could offer and struck her on the right this city, the doctors, lawyers, whom had just“wore announced we had selves.reasons And factcheck. org registered 1.3 millionasnew faced expressions, if votother for her stroke. shoulder. She leaned at the all people should come agrees. ers,” she said. “That’s just to say they were embarrassed to And they tried to paint bar…. She seemed to have together as never before and concluded, thatinvolved someone’s be in running a trial ofscared theirIt client as an“Neither honest, hardbeen in shock. She said ‘That let people know that colored ACORN nor because of ACORN’s success.” working man.its employees have man has upset me so, I feel citizens are not going to stand this nature,” wrote AFRO been found guilty of, or even McCain, who is running for correspondent James “When Zantzinger took deathly ill.’” for certain things.” president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent Williams, describing the the stand, it was in an effort Other co-workers Jackson’s indignation, votes.” et, lashed out at ACORN in the scene. He added, to portray himself as about a dirt priconfirmed Patterson’s and that of the community’s, The problem came final debate againsthowever, Barack that Zantzinger andthe hisgroup wife “is farmer who went to Baltimore account. stemmed in part from city marily because of the way Obama, contending unmoved. to ‘cut up’ a bit, andthan “Zantzinger yelled ‘Why officials’ handling of the case. seemed ACORN operates. Rather on the verge of maybe perpetrat- just rely onsovolunteers, payshad peoingO’Donnell one of the greatest frauds in and Moylan drank much thatit he no are you so slow, you black State’s Attorney William J. ple, many of of them poor orMrs. unemvoter history in this country, mounted a vigorous offense recollection striking b-t-h?’ then hit Mrs. Carroll O’Donnell did not oppose ployed, toWilliams sign up new voters. maybe the fabrictask. of but theydestroying faced a difficult Carroll,” wrote in with the cane,” added Grace bail for Zantzinger. He also The idea was to help both those democracy.” “Clearly we had a case of a story entitled “Cane-Killer Shelton, of Mulberry Street. indicated that his office being registered and those doing Factcheck.org, a non-partisan simple assault, but to elevate Forgets.” Moments later, Carroll had would likely settle for a the registration. Web site, found those claims to [that] to a homicide level, we On June 27, 1963, to be helped to the pantry. Her manslaughter conviction, not Maud explained, “Weeight have a be “exaggerated,” with “no evihad to prove that what he did days after trial started, co-workers said her speech murder. zero tolerance policy for the deliberdence of any such democracywas the effective three-judge panel pronounced became slurred and garbled, Deputy State’s Attorney ate falsification of registration.” destroying fraud.” cause of death,” That was thatMost Zantzinger was guilty ofto and numbness crept along Charles E. Moylan Jr., the news account neglect HurdMoylan believessaid. the McCain Then, inis late her right arm, which they point out that ACORN charges were politically motivat- manslaughter. required amid by lawAFRO to turnstories in all reged. August, tried to massage back to life. istration forms. And they also fail She said, “Because it’s lowabout the historical triumph She was rushed to Mercy to note that it was the organizaand moderate-income people, of the March on Washington, Hospital. And, by 9:15 a.m. tion, inDr. many instances, thatKing first and people of color, I believe the where Martin Luther on Feb. 9, about eight hours brought the phony registrations McCain campaign thinks those Jr. delivered his “I Have a after the incident, Carroll was to the attention of authorities. voters are going to vote Dream” speech,camp a disturbing pronounced dead. The mother The McCain apparently Democratic, which is not necesheadline announced of 11 (nine living and two isn’t interested in those fine sarily true.” Zantzinger’s sentence—six dead) and grandmother of points, preferring to air misleadACORN is no stranger to months in prison $500 modest means had died of an ing ads that seek toand linkaObama controversy. apparent cerebral hemorrhage. to ACORN, thereby undercutting For 38 years, the non-partisan fine. political support. organization has fought social his The difficult because “therefor was judges said they didn’t News of the incident key prosecutor on the case, McCain: I’m“an Johnanimal McCain and economic justice for lowno bullet, no knife and the believe he was sparked widespread outrage said he feared the case would and I approve this message. and moderate-income cane was a little thing [that] type,” according to historic throughout Baltimore’s trigger a riot. Announcer: Barack Americans. With 400,000 mem- accounts. could do nothing more than They Who also is feared he Black community. The “From the outset I figured Obama? A man with “a political ber families organized into more sting.” would be murdered by Black AFRO reported reactions we had to make certain it was baptism performed at warp than 1,200 neighborhood chapThe prosecution’s last inmates in state prison. Thecolwere “quick and bitter,” obvious that the government speed.” Vast ambition. After ters in 110 cities nationwide, and chief witness was Dr. judges even gave Zantzinger and that switchboards at was treating the case with lege, he moved to Chicago. ACORN has over the years seen Charles the medical to harvest his crops the newspaper and the local maximum seriousness and Became a community organizer. its share Petty, of criticism while advo- time examiner who performed the before he began sentence. NAACP “buzzed incessantly” bringing all our resources to There, Obama methis Madeleine cating for affordable housing, autopsy on Carroll. He for saidthe The part blatant injustice with demands for justice. bear,” the now-retired judge Talbot, of the Chicago living wages, healthcare branch ofmany, ACORN. He was so underserved— while organ- angered he believed theand blow from including “The case was drawn in told the AFRO in a recent impressive that he was asked izing voter registration drives. Zantzinger’s cane had caused singer Bob Dylan, who hadto shades of black and white,” interview. train the ACORN staff. But none has been as withering the victim’s fatal stroke. “My performed at the historic civil the AFRO remarked, “and On the night of Carroll’s What did ACORN in Chicago and baseless as this one. opinion is there was a definite rights March on Washington. not only because of the racial assault, a pugnacious engage in? Bullying banks. With the presidential election relationship,” he told the He later immortalized Carroll identification of the victim Zantzinger was arrested Intimidation tactics. Disruption less than two weeks away, court. “The assault occurred in song, “The Lonesome and her accused slayer. It and charged with murder, of abusiness. ACORN forced ACORN’s detractors allege the some minutes before the Death of Hattie Carroll.” seemed to place the rich three counts of assault and home loans. organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky onslaught of the symptoms. I thinktypes what against the poor, the haves disorderly conduct. He was The“Isame of was loansjarring that sive voter registration fraud after later released on $25,000 bail. feel there is discovery a definiteofcause to Bob the Dylan and tocrisis many against the have-nots.” caused financial we’re the reported bogus His wife, who was charged and effect theMouse two.” was the sick irony of King’s The community’s anger in today. names, suchbetween as Mickey with assaulting an officer and sadness shrouded and disorderly conduct, Carroll’s Valentine’s Day was released on $600 bail, funeral like a thundercloud. according to news accounts. “It was a cold, grey day,” Zantzinger faced a reported the AFRO ’s Ralph Identification Statements tentative trial date of March Matthews. Baltimore Afro-American — (USPS 040-800) is published weekly by The Afro-American 28, but won motions to About 1,600 mourners— Newspapers, 2519 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-4602. Subscription Rate: Baltimore - 1 Year - $40.00 (Price includes tax.) 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from a neighbor about a suspicious vehicle. The man noticed the vehicle while walking his Congress and statehouses like Annapolis. dog. According to the Chicago Tribune, the boyfounder had been Star Parker, andshot president of CURE which multiple times in theAgain,” back seat launched its “Never campaign last week told reporters ofathe vehicle. SUV, regisat D.C. press The conference, “I believe that it is our duty to tered together to Hudson’s stand andmurdered challenge the proposals currently on the brother, wasSenate, towed with theinvoke painful memories of Jim table in the which boy’s body inside and is being Crow laws and black codes.” processed by evidence techniStacy Swimp, president of the Frederick Douglass Society, cians and workers. The body echoed Parker’s sentiments. was later removed and taken She to noted that Douglass said, “A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, the Cook County Medical and the cartridge box.” Examiner’s office. The NRA andother thesefamily groups aim to really raise the ire of Hudson and African Americans members arrived atby theshamefully Medical using historic images Examiner’s office mid-afterof lynching and White mobs and militias attacking Black Julian King, Hudson’s ne noon to identify the African body. Americans communities to win over. And Jennnifer if those Given the choice between images won’t work, they’lllookevoke the black power self-defense A spokesman for the office the mu ing directly at the of body or like Malcolm photos and words icons X,newspaper the Black Panthers, told the that Hudson jail fo viewingDavis it on aand wall-mounted Angela even Martin Luther King to also ask: “Why on earth would any Black person support gun control?” Yes, even MLK applied for a gun permit after his home was firebombed. It was denied. for her famibeing A poll on Debate.org shows 60“remained percent ofstrong respondents video screen, the family chose ly” and was clearly its leader. murde said more African-American voices need to be heard in the the latter. According to the handsAfricanwith her fami- ing. C gun debate. And you andheld see more Tribune, Hudson said,expect “Yes, to hear“She ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he American outrage instead of the perfunctory press statements that’s him.” was obviously a very emotional charge from civil rights organization such as the NAACP and moment.” convic predictable pronouncements of the likes of commentators The boy – the son of Julia sion o such as liberal Al Sharpton and ultra conservative Alan Keyes. Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He wa The latter screams that gun controlbeen measures aresince “partFriday, of a missing 2006 a plan intended to make sure peoplewhen will be slaughtered.” a relative found Julian’s for the “I think the black community, the black leadership grandmother, Darnellneeds car hij Nostir wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, to it up,” with regard to getting involved in 57,the andgun hiscontrol uncle, Th trying toBelafonte distance him fromduring the an Jason debate, urged Associated Press Hudson, 29,interview shot to death throug group, saying, “Barack Obama in his grandmother’s home in which last month. Never Organized withyou ACORN.” Be careful what ask for. the 7000 block of South Yale But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue. long and deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desigfor ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing him for President. children – was issued Friday But now ACORN is in trouble. after Julian was discovered Reporter: There are at least missing after the murders. 11 investigations across the Police arrested William ‘I Have a Dream’ speech release from jail. Then, in country involving thousands of Balfour, the missing boy’s being given that day and the 1991, he was convicted of steppotentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband injustice victimizing Blacks again, this forms. against this woman of Julia, at his girlfriend’s whoAnnouncer: was pursuing her dream time for illegally collecting Massive voter Southside apartment several by working, of her rent from American fraud. And thetaking Obamacare campaign hours afterAfrican the murders. paid moregoing than $800,000 to an children, to church… families in shanties Balfour’sliving mother, Michele,that has ACORN front for get outsaid the vote he [and then] murdered,” longer owned, toldnoreporters that hersince son had efforts. Harley, an associate Sharon they hadtobeen foreclosed for nothing do with the slayings. Pressuringof banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect professor African American unpaid taxes. Through it all, in Jaso loans. Nationwide voter fraud. Studies at the University his family remained mum. Barack Obama. Bad judgment. of Maryland, College Park. When the AFRO contacted Blind ambition. Too risky for “The sentencing was in no Zantzinger family members America. way commensurate with his this week, they refused crime.” comment. Since McCain’s comments, SQUARE Through all, Zantzinger “It’s over,” said one ACORN’s 87itoffices have been bombardedunrepentant. with threats and remained relative. racist mail. “The idea that Black But for many, the case of The were day after the presidential people no better than the killing of Hattie Carroll debate, vandals brokeifinto the an animal and that a ‘dog’ lives on. organization’s Boston and Seattle offends you, you have the Zantzinger died Jan. 9, offices and stole computers. right to beat that ‘dog’ with 2009, less than two weeks BREAD After a Cleveland representative aappeared cane was the attitude that before Barack Obama took on TV, an e-mail was most people the she the oath of office as president sent toWhite the local officeinsaying South hadtotowards “is going have herBlacks,” life ended.” of the United States. said Temple UniversityR.I., On March 10, the A worker in Providence, receivedMolefi a threatening call sayscholar Kete Asante. 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America’s Inaugurations – The AFRO Coverage

Lyndon Baines Johnson –1965

Inauguration

Afro-American (1893-1988); Jan 30, 1965; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988) pg. 5

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n June, 1963, President John F. Kennedy announced his intention to initiate civil rights legislation that would finally change the American culture of segregation that since the reconstruction period following the civil war, had restricted the Black community’s right to vote and right to access public accommodations. Immediately following Kennedy’s announcement of his aggressive civil rights legislative initiative, the summer of 1963 saw the murder of Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers, and the bombing of Birmingham, Alabama’s 16th Street Baptist Church that resulted in the death of four little girls; events that foreshadowed the intensification of the South’s resistance and the pending escalation of violence in the civil rights Southern war zone. Therefore, the assassination of Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963 generated heightened anxiety as to what direction the government would take given the leadership being shifted to a tall Texan with a deep southern drawl. Lyndon Baines Johnson, however, quickly assuaged these concerns by making it clear that he would continue to pursue the civil rights legislation announced by Kennedy. Unlike Kennedy, however, Johnson had no hesitation leveraging his considerable political power of persuasion aggressively. By the summer of 1964 Johnson had maneuvered a bill through Congress that became the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing racial segregation and many other forms of discrimination. He was able to accomplish the passage of this legislation in spite of the filibuster and other procedural impediments thrown up by the ‘Southern Block’ Democratic segregationists led by Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia. At the time, this victory did not appear to bode well for Johnson who needed southern support for his re-election efforts in the up-coming November 1964 election. However, his Republican opponent, Barry Goldwater, had views that turned away many potential supporters. Many believed Goldwater’s position on civil rights and other social issues too conservative. Goldwater’s opposition to the recently enacted Civil Rights Act of 1964 also worked against him with the Black vote. Johnson slammed Goldwater on Election Day by receiving the highest popular vote percentage (61 Thomas Stockett cartoon percent) of any president in history. His success in managing the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 precipitated Johnson’s also receiving 94 percent of the Black vote. Shortly after his election victory, an AFRO editorial called attention to the human November 7, 1964 rights atrocities civil and voter rights workers were being subjected to in Mississippi. The President Must Act The hazing Mississippi officials were committing was characterized as amounting to a “declaration of another Civil War.” In spite of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of Now that the election is over, the first order of business for 1964, enforcement would continue to be a fight in Mississippi and other parts of the President Johnson should be the taking of a long, hard second look South. at what is going on in Mississippi. The Southern battles did not, however, impact the celebration of the Johnson 1965 The shockingly brutal reign of terror Mississippians are visiting inauguration. The involvement of members of the Black community at every level of upon that state’s citizens of color is more than a mere conspiracy to the celebration appears complete. Indeed the President dancing with the wife of a keep Americans from exercising their constitutionally-guaranteed Black official was something specifically noted in the popular “If You Ask Me” AFRO right to vote. column of Bettye M. Moss. The hard fact is Mississippi is now at war with the United A few months following his inauguration, Johnson managed the passage of the States. Thirteen unsolved murders, the malicious burning down Voting Rights Act of 1965, the legislation that addressed the practices prevalent in of a score of churches, brutal beatings by nightriders, uncounted many Southern states, which excluded African Americans from exercising their right to bombings and wholesale arrests of hundreds of persons on vote. This is arguably Johnson’s most important accomplishment. trumped-up and flimsy charges over the past several months have Johnson was able to address a plethora of other social issues through his ‘Great attested to this bitter struggle. President Johnson, busy campaigning Society’ and ‘War on Poverty’ series of legislation that impacted many American social and keeping a wary eye on foreign spots, has appeared wholly needs. Programs were created that focused on improving education, addressing the unaware of the second civil war developing here at home. plight of the poor, generating urban anti-poverty initiatives through the “Model Cities” No longer can it be ignored. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. program, and government sponsored Medicaid and Medicare health programs. U.S. District Judge Harold Cox, a former law partner of While Johnson’s domestic programs were visionary and in many instances Mississippi’s segregationist Senator James O. Eastland, has seen effective in addressing the needs of many segments of America’s population, Johnson to that. Judge Cox, recruited to the Federal bench from that state’s nevertheless suffered in addressing international problems the country faced. The white “closed society” has really never deserted it. By holding Vietnam War detracted and reduced Johnson’s popularity and contributed greatly to the United States Attorney General and the United States District his decision to not pursue another term in 1968. Attorney in contempt for refusing to join hands in the Mississippi In a January 1969 AFRO column prior to Johnson’s final departure from the White conspiracy, he has forced the issue of justice vs. injustice into the House, National Urban League President Whitney M. Young Jr. chronicled Johnson’s open. many civil rights contributions and why through his various programs many Blacks are That was but one instance of the state’s brazen defiance. Many justified in judging Johnson as being the president who did the most for the American others occurred all within a week’s time. Black community. A pilot, licensed by the United States, used his plane armed There is no doubt Johnson did more than the presidents before him to effectuate with flares and explosives, to terrorize 250 persons holding a voter many of the benefits and accomplishments enjoyed by the Black community of today. registration rally in a church, thus boldly daring the government to His ability to achieve passage of legislation that made ‘Jim Crow’ segregation and prosecute him for a clear violation of six federal laws. southern voting practices illegal, made it possible for the Black community to finally A sheriff at Magnolia, Miss., thumbed his nose at the 1964 Civil realize some previously denied basic civil rights. These civil rights were something Rights Act by hauling off to jail on trumped-up trespass charges Johnson’s predecessors either refused to recognize, were not willing to subordinate to thirteen citizens who stood in line at the courthouse seeking to other national interests, or could not politically maneuver around the racist Southern qualify as voters in the registrar’s office. Democratic Block. A city judge at McComb, Miss., levied stiff $100 fines against From the perspective of the Black community, President Lyndon Baines Johnson thirteen Freedom Fighters for cooking their own breakfast without a was justifiably in many respects indeed the very best! permit. Police, with tongue-in-cheek, charged them with violating

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a Health Department ordinance requiring permits of restaurant food handlers. Bonds of $200 were demanded when an appeal was noted. But the utter contempt official Mississippi has for colored citizens and constitutional rights was best shown by the tap-on-thewrist treatment given nine dynamiters, rounded up after diligent work by the FBI. The men, who pleaded guilty, could have been given the death penalty, but Circuit Judge W.H. Watkins Jr., after berating not the defendants but their victims as “immoral and unhygienic,” freed them on probation. President Johnson, in his acceptance speech at Atlantic City and during the campaign, promised vigorous enforcement of the Civil Rights Act. Clearly the “closed society” of Mississippi doesn’t believe he meant it. They contemptuously continue to hurl down the gauntlet. The President, his oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, is duty-bound to pick it up. If this nation and the Presidency are to be left with any prestige and standing, he can’t put it off any longer.

January 16, 1965

Twenty Distaff Democrats Tapped as Ball Hostesses Mrs. Hale Boggs, co-chairman of the Inaugural Ball Committee, announced this week the list of women who will serve as hostesses for the ball which will be held the evening of Jan. 20 in four locations; the National Guard Armory, the Sheraton Park, the Shoreham and Mayflower hotels. The women selected for this high honor represent a broad cross section of the country. Included in the group are the following: Mrs. William Adams, Baltimore; Mrs. Rodman Austin, New York City; Mrs. Earl Barnes, Philadelphia; Mrs. Etienne Caroline, Riverside, Calif.; Mrs. John Cashin, Huntsville, Ala. And Mrs. Worrell Collier, Los Angeles. Also, Mrs. Steve G. Davis, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Charles C. Diggs Jr., Detroit; Mrs. Luther Glanton, Des Moines, Iowa; Miss Margaret Holmes, Trenton, N.J.; Mrs. Charles M. Jackson, Washington, D.C. and Mrs. Moses Leroy, Houston, Texas. “Our committee is honored to have these gracious Democratic leaders from all sections of the country give their time and effort to the success of the Inaugural Ball,” said Mrs. Boggs. They will be divided between the four sites. Chairing the ball committee for the National Guard Armory will be Hobart Taylor Jr., associate counsel to the President of the United States.

January 30, 1965 If You Ask Me by Bettye M. Moss

More About People, Things That pretty brown skinned lady President Johnson danced with at the Inaugural ball (at the Armory), was Mrs. Hobart Taylor, wife of the special White House counsel. She was looking mighty good! P.S. – Did you note television commentators identified all the ladies the President danced with except Mrs. Taylor? Maybe they didn’t recognize her? Maybe it was an intentional slight? Ho hum! They were there: Morgan faculty was well represented at inauguration activities. Dr. Jessie Colson was among distinguished ladies at the Monday reception at National Art Gallery. At the National Press Club Monday evening cocktailer for the Virgin Island Legislature and Gov. Ralph Pajewonski, were Dr. and D. James Fleming. Tuesday night Governors’ Reception guests at the Sheraton Park and Wednesday event for Democratic workers included Dr. and Mrs. A.J. Walker.

January 30, 1965

Johnson’s Inaugural Drew Spectators in Top Figures The Ceremony President Johnson was ushered into office Wednesday with all the pomp and glory this country can bestow upon its most distinguished and influential citizen. The event, attended by an estimated 40 to 50,000 persons climaxed three days of festive activities witnessed by many additional thousands of faithful supporters who flocked to the Capital City in record-breaking numbers. Colored Americans, and colored foreigners, too- mostly diplomatic personnel – were seen everywhere and many took an active part in the inaugural events. Singer Leontyne Price, 1964 winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, occupied seat No. 12 in the third row to the right of the President’s stand in front of the Capitol Building. She was one of 98 distinguished guests of the Chief Executive’s box. To her left sat His Eminence Archbishop Iakovas and to her right was Mrs. Hubert H. Humphrey III, daughter-in-law of the Vice President. Miss Price occupied the fourth place on the program at the

inaugural platform. She was introduced by Sen. B. Everett Jordan, chairman of the Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee and sang American the Beautiful, accompanied by the U.S. Marine Band. The audience applauded warmly. Mr. Johnson delivered his inaugural address slowly and deliberately. He hit upon his favorite theme – harmony among all citizens – in his opening statement: “We are one nation and one people. Our fate and our future rest not upon one citizen but upon all citizens.” The President said that in this land of great wealth, “families must not live in hopeless poverty…children must not go hungry… and die untended…young people must be taught to read and write.” But the first real applause came when he mentioned the subject of justice and color. “Justice requires us to remember,” the Chief Executive said, that “when any citizens denies his fellow, saying: His color is not mine or his beliefs are strange and different – in that moment he betrays America, though his forebears created this Nation.” Near the end of his address, the President again touched on the subject of freedom: “For we are a Nation of believers,” he began. “Underneath the clamor of building and the rash of our day’s pursuit, we are believers in justice and liberty and in our union. We believe every man must someday be free.” At 1:30 p.m., the inauguration parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House got underway. Conspicuous in the long line were members of the joint Army-Air Force ROTC Cadet Corps at Howard University, and the Tennessee A and I State University Marching Unit from Nashville. The night before, the President and his party stood and enthusiastically applauded singers Todd Duncan and Theresa Coleman, whose reunion of selections from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” climaxed the Inaugural concert at Constitution Hall. They shared the stage with Texas pianist Van Cliburn and Isaac Stern, the “violinist supreme.” Another well-known singer and entertainer, Harry Belafonte of New York, took part in the Inaugural Gala held Monday night at the Washington Armory. Appearing in a cast of big-time artists, he sang “Michael Row the Boat Ashore.” The Governors’ Reception at the Sheraton-Park Hotel Tuesday afternoon turned out to be a glittering affair. Among guests were NAACP executive director Roy Wilkins, seen chatting amiably with New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller; U.S. Customs Court Judge and Mrs. Scovel Richardson, Mrs. Christine Ray Davis, staff director of the House Government Operation Committee; Mrs. Thomasina Johnson Norford of the Mayor’s Fair Employment Committee in New York; D.C. Commissioner and Mrs. John B. Duncan and the Rev. Mr. Theodore Ledbetter, minister of Washington’s Plymouth Congregational Church and Mrs. Ledbetter.

January 18, 1969

To Be Equal History Will be Kind to Lyndon Baines Johnson By Whitney M. Young Jr. Lyndon Baines Johnson retires this month, after five stormy and turbulent years as President. Those of us who will be watching the inaugural ceremonies will see the tall Texan ride down Pennsylvania Avenue with his successor, and many will be examining their own feelings about this controversial and enigmatic man. My own thoughts will move back five years, to the period just before Lyndon Johnson became President. In 1963 Black people were denied the right to vote in some Southern states. Restaurants and other public places were often closed to us. Landlords were legally free to discriminate in choosing their tenants on racial grounds alone. America was a very different place then. We looked for President Kennedy to end these indignities and his last months were occupied with plans for civil rights laws to deal with some of them. But then he was brutally struck down by an assassin’s bullet and Lyndon Johnson became President. It seems strange now, but in November, 1963, many Black people were apprehensive about him. President Kennedy was a charismatic figure whose concern for the Black masses earned their devotion. His replacement by a Southerner led many to believe that civil rights measures didn’t have a chance. LBJ’s First Acts The opposite was true. Among his first acts was to push for a sweeping civil rights bill that barred discrimination in public accommodations, desegregated public facilities and made equal employment opportunities the law of the land. In 1965, he guided a voting rights bill through congress that gave the Black man the right to vote denied him by Dixie’s Jim Crow practices. As a direct result of this bill the number of Black voters in Alabama have doubled in the past four years, while nearly 10 times as many Blacks are now registered in Mississippi. And thanks to President Johnson’s persistence, open housing is the law of the land. Today it is illegal to discriminate in renting or selling most homes. But the real impact of the Johnson administration lies in the fact that he made America conscious of poverty. The “War on Poverty” may have promised more than it could deliver (it certainly never got a fraction of the funds it needed) but it focused national attention on urban poverty and national energies on fighting want and deprivation. Medical aid for the aged, historically high appropriations for education, model cities, and the 1968 housing act all brought federal power to bear on the problems of the poor and the cities and in so doing, have created an irreversible trend toward social justice. Positions of power President Johnson also brought Black men to the seat of power. He appointed Robert Weaver to the Cabinet and Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court – both historic firsts. More colored people held high level appointments in the Johnson administration than any before. The Great Society may have been wounded in the jungles of Vietnam, and because of this the Johnson-haters and detractors are many, but history has a way of stripping aside the controversies of the present, judging Presidents by their lasting contributions. And history will be very kind to Lyndon Johnson. I believe he will go down as a great President whose domestic accomplishments far outweighed the international policies that divided the nation and led to his Party’s loss of power. I think that many black people already rank Lyndon Johnson as the President who has done the most for the black man.


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Bloody Sunday Remembered The Associated Press The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on March 3 said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans’ votes haven’t stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls. More than 5,000 people followed Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma’s annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee. The event commemorates the “Bloody Sunday” beating of voting rights marchers — including a young Lewis — by state troopers as they began a march to Montgomery in March 1965. The 50-mile march prompted Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act that struck down impediments to voting by African-Americans and ended all-white rule in the South. Joe Biden leads marchers

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Continued from A1 Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau told the radio audience about the importance of the students’ work. “They are not only changing the lives of individuals in the cities and communities they visit,” Ribeau said. “They are changing America. This is really a difference maker.” The student volunteers are expected to complete more than 12,000 volunteer hours. The students who serve, according to program executive director Paula Whetsel-Ribeau, have a special commitment to aiding people who are in need. “There is no doubt in my mind that these are the students who are going to change the world,” she said. “Because of their courage and love, the fight in the communities they serve becomes their fight. By bringing these community issues to the forefront of our daily lives, collectively we can change our entire nation by what we are doing at Howard University. Officials said they hope

participating in Alternative Spring Break will kindle a life-long interest in volunteering. “Our intent is to develop relationships and projects that live beyond our week of service,” Whetsel-Ribeau said. Among this year’s assignments: students will travel to New Orleans to help families who have been displaced; they will work with families touched by gun violence in Chicago; and they will work on literacy programs in Detroit. For the first time, Alternative Spring Break students will work in Baltimore and Memphis. In Baltimore, they will interact with students to offset problems associated with gang violence that police said contributed to an uptick in homicides in 2012. They will also create three murals. In Memphis, students will work on projects involving public health and education. Howard University has a special relationship with Haiti. Medical students traveled there last year to

provide physical exams and medical treatment to hundreds of men, women and children. The Alternative Spring Break volunteers are scheduled to conduct dental screenings, teach sex health education and tutor adults in reading and writing English. Stanford Fraser, 21, a history major who was recently accepted into Harvard Law School, is returning to help in Chicago a second time. “With all the work needed and the news about gun violence, I felt it was important that I go back to Chicago,” he said. Natalie Morgan, 19, a senior biology major from Vallejo, Calif., said her experience in Detroit last year made her want to be address illiteracy again. “I was working with a group of 10th graders and I had one student who couldn’t read,” she said. “He couldn’t make it through a sentence without help from his classmates. It made me realize that what we’re doing in that week…is really important.”

“In major cities, you can eat foreign food every day, if you wish, live in the same areas as other foreigners, go to all Englishspeaking venues and watch international news,” he said. “There are some foreigners I know who have been in China for almost 10 years and don’t speak the local language…” Yet, many of their children are fluent. Some of them prefer to live in local housing, go to local Chinese restaurants every day and even befriend and date or marry Shanghai residents. It’s definitely a personal decision.” Miles away from Shanghai, rural communities reflect another world. “In 2006, it took about 40 minutes traveling by car beyond the Mu Tian Yu Great Wall visiting site west of Beijing to find yourself back a hundred years to a time and place where crops are harvested by hand and milled with a donkey,” said Coleman, a native of Lewiston, Idaho. Many Chinese are moving away from such rural trappings to relocate to the city, where the per capita disposable income is more than four times that of rural communities. “There are so many [more] construction sites in Beijing, Shanghai and all over than when I was here before,” said Julia Wilson, whose company organizes tours to China

and other countries to help improve the image of African Americans abroad. “They are building so many apartments because you have so many rural people moving to the city for jobs. They have no place for these people to live.” To slow China’s burgeoning population, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has adopted a onechild policy that restricts the right of parents to determine how many children they can have. In urban areas, couples can apply to have a second if each parent was an only child. The policy is more relaxed in rural areas where couples can have a second child if the first one was a girl. Each person in a couple who violates China’s population control policy must pay a “social compensation fee,” which can be as high as 10 times a person’s annual income. Even with its strict population control, China is expected to grow to 1.4 billion people by 2020. By definition, communist and democratic systems of government are fundamentally different. And there is also sharp difference in how citizens in China and the U.S. view their respective governments. Chen Xuelian, director of the Social Survey Research Office at the China Center for Comparative Politics and Economics, said: “According to surveys, the U.S. people believe more or trust their

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Continued from A1 best-selling foreign automaker in the market. Bicycles co-existing with automobiles, especially in urban areas, is just one aspect of life in China. Lynne Coleman, who spent nine years as an administrator at international schools that cater to American expatriates in Beijing and Shanghai, gets excited when she reflects on her time in China. “It is a place where I can dine on delicate fusion cuisine prepared by worldclass French and American chefs, or choose a live snake for dinner and watch it killed, bloodied and cooked in front of me,” she said. Her husband, Craig Trygstad, prefers reflecting on China’s rich history rather than its rich—and sometimes exotic—food. “What I enjoyed most was getting to know the people,” said the former teacher. “And since I love history, it was great to be able to walk through so many of the sites I have read about—the Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Soldiers, the harbor in Shanghai where Chiang Kai-shek’s army escaped to Taiwan as Mao’s forces chased them down.” Carl Murphy, 31, a Black businessman from Atlanta, speaks fluent Mandarin, is co-owner of a Shanghai nightclub and operates a business that assists U.S. entrepreneurs looking to do business in China.

Michael Brown Campaigning for a Comeback By Yolanda Woodlee The AFRO Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown said his campaign is gaining momentum for next month’s special election as he knocks on doors, visits Michael A. Brown churches and plans to attend a series of fundraisers scheduled before the March 10 finance reporting deadline. “Now that I’m cleared, people are focusing on my campaign,” Brown said in an interview with the AFRO. “They are excited that this ethical cloud is now behind me. I knew it should have never been there anyway.” This week, Brown said there are a series of planned fundraisers, including one on Capitol Hill and another one on March 7 at the home of prominent lobbyist David Wilmot in Northwest Washington. While Brown said he’s never had any problem raising money, the lingering investigation into the missing funds of his 2012 campaign hasn’t helped. In January, Brown’s campaign reported raising $9,500 and spending all but $1,075, according to the campaign finance office. Last year, Brown said he raised $250,000 for his unsuccessful council bid. He called for an investigation during the campaign after he found that $114,000 was not in his bank account. Wesley W. Williams, a spokesman for the campaign finance office, confirmed there was never any evidence that suggested Brown was involved in any impropriety. “The evidence that was presented during the course of the audit did not implicate Mr. Brown,” Williams said. Brown is one of seven candidates vying for the at-large seat that was held by now D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D). local government more than the central government. In China, the public trusts the central government more than the local government.” In addition to a reverence for the central government, Chinese have an unshakable respect for the family. Children are taught at an early age that they must care for their parents when they grow old. Government officials invariably dye their hair black because of the widespread belief that people with white hair should be cared for in the sunset of their life and not do heavy work. The government does the heavy and intrusive work of closely monitoring its citizens. “Authorities monitored telephone conversations, fax transmissions, e-mail, text messaging, and Internet communications,” the U.S. State Department human rights report stated. “Authorities opened and censored domestic and

The other candidates in the special April 23 election are: Democrats Anita Bonds, chairwoman of the D.C. Democratic State Committee; Matthew Frumin, an attorney and Ward 3 advisory neighborhood commissioner; Elissa Silverman, a former reporter who now works with the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute; and Paul Zukerberg, an attorney. Rounding out the list are Patrick Mara, a Republican who is a member of the school board, and Perry Redd of the Statehood Green Party. Frumin has raised the most money with $82,000, including $10,000 out of his own pocket. To avoid the problems with his campaign finances that he faced during the November election, Brown is serving as his own treasurer. “I’m not playing around,” Brown said. “For a special election with a quick turnaround time, I thought I’d be treasurer of my own campaign. It’s the responsible thing to do.” Last summer, Brown, then vice chairman of the D.C. Council and a candidate for reelection to his citywide seat, called for an investigation into the actions of his campaign treasurer. The investigation focused on Hakim J. Sutton, according to a complaint filed by the campaign finance office to the D.C. Board of Elections on January 14. Sutton’s lawyer, J. Wyndal Gordon, has repeatedly denied wrongdoing by his client. Sutton worked on Brown’s campaigns for seven years. Brown said he has not spoken to Sutton since alleging the theft. Brown said the police and the U.S. Attorney’s office told him privately in September or October that he was not under investigation. But it was not publicly reported and Brown said he thinks that why he was defeated in November’s election by David Grosso (I-At Large). The campaign is back on track, Brown said. He is campaigning the traditional way— canvassing neighborhoods, dropping into churches every Sunday and targeting his base of support. He wants to continue to work on affordable housing, homelessness and making the District a family- and business-friendly city, he said. “I have unfinished business,” Brown said. “We never should have lost in the first place.”

international mail. Security services routinely monitored and entered residences and offices to gain access to computers, telephones, and fax machines.” In China, all print and broadcast media is state owned. Consequently, the State Department said, Chinese media is used “to propagate government views and [Communist Party] ideology.” Even foreign publications can’t escape the government’s watchful eye. When the New York Times ran a story last October disclosing that Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s family had amassed $2.7 billion, Internet access to the story in China was quickly blocked. Social media, including Facebook and Twitter, are blocked in China. Chinese are quick to note some positive aspects of their government. “This country reserves seats for certain minorities at all levels of government,”

said Alexander Tzang, former deputy president of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and special adviser to the China-United States Exchange Foundation. “We have reserved seats for nonCommunists, for females, for minorities and so on… It is [a] much more equitable representation.” Many are hoping that Xi Jimping, the new general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, will keep his pledge to promote a more open society, including following China’s 1982 Constitution. Xi, who was elevated several months ago along with six new members of the Standing Committee of the Central Committee Political Bureau, said: “The CPC should be able to put up with sharp criticism, correct mistakes if it has committed them and avoid them if it has not.” NEXT: China and Race


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OPINION Equality and Justice in America: From Joy to Despair Let’s just take one day, Feb. 27, 2013, as a snapshot of the state of equality and justice in America. For me, that day started off tense. The Supreme Court was set to hear oral arguments in the case of Shelby County v. Holder-a constitutional challenge to one of the most effective provisions of any civil rights law in American history: Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Section 5 requires nine states and assorted Laura W. Murphy jurisdictions in seven others to secure Justice Department approval before changing their voting laws. The civil rights community collectively saw it as an ominous sign. The Voting Rights Act of 1965, almost a century after passage of the 15th Amendment, finally brought full voting rights and a more representative government to the South. I refuse to be pessimistic because the facts are on our side. It only takes four justices to agree to hear a case, but I believe that five justices will uphold the law.  During arguments, the lawyers ably defended Section 5, but they were confronted with clear hostility from conservative justices. Justice Scalia stunned everyone by openly showing contempt for the 2006 reauthorization of the VRA by Congress. “Who wouldn’t,” he asked caustically, “vote for something called the ‘Voting Rights Act’?” He then piled on even more, calling Section 5 a “racial entitlement.” As someone tweeted: Wasn’t voting a white-only racial entitlement prior to the Voting Rights Act?  In contrast, a joyous and historic event started an hour later right across the street. Inside the United States Capitol, Congress unveiled a life-size statue of Rosa Parks. Parks ignited the Montgomery bus desegregation boycott by being

arrested for refusing to give her seat to a White passenger. Her statue sits among a cluster of White men encircling the round hall, and falls within the gaze of the statue of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy during the Civil War.    At the ceremony were Parks’ family members, a military Color Guard, and the United States Army Chorus, which gave a stirring rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Congressional leaders addressed the large crowd with unusual poignancy. And three history-making Black men spoke as well: Rev. Barry Black, the first Black chaplain of the United States Senate; Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the Black congressman from South Carolina since Reconstruction; and the first Black president, Barack Hussein Obama. My heart swelled and tears came to my eyes. I felt lifted and elated that Parks would be afforded such an honor. And I noticed all the Black, Asian-American and Latino members of Congress. Their numbers have tripled, as a result of the VRA, in the three decades since I first stepped foot on Capitol Hill.  As I left the ceremony, beaming, I received a message on my BlackBerry. The Institute of Assets and Social Policy released a study that tells a terrible story. According to “The Roots of the Racial Wealth Gap: Explaining the BlackWhite Economic Divide,” the wealth gap between White and African-American families has tripled in the last 25 years, driven by dramatic disparities in years of home ownership, unemployment, post-secondary education, generational wealth

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transfer and financial support among families and friends.    But, after returning home, I am able to read the New York Times, and I get a dose of good news: an article reporting sharply declining rates of imprisonment for AfricanAmericans. Much of that decline is due to the Fair Sentencing Act, a bill championed by Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African-American to hold that post and signed into law by President Obama in 2010 and. Though a superb development, it’s tempered by the fact that one out of every 13 AfricanAmericans is disenfranchised because of a criminal conviction.   So, that was Feb. 27 for me. Just one day shows that from hour-to-hour the pendulum can swing from joy to despair and despair to joy. That’s the state of equality and justice in America today: conflicted, fickle, and a source of both hope and great concern in virtually equal measure.   Laura Murphy is director, Washington Legislative Office, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Let’s Honor The Civil Rights Movements Everyday Foot Soldiers

Who was James Armstrong? That’s a very important question, I recently learned. Now, I know, the theme for Black History Month this year revolves around President Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and Rev. Martin Luther King and the March on Washington in 1963. But then there is “the Barber of Birmingham.” Even though I grew up in Birmingham, Ala. and consider myself Shirley A. Jones knowledgeable about the Civil Rights Movement, after a recent screening at the U.S. Agency for International Development of an Oscar-nominated short film, I am on a selfappointed mission to tell the world about James Armstrong, a barber who was a flag-bearer, foot soldier and unsung hero of the war against injustice and discrimination. The film celebrates his participation, just before his passing at the age of 86, in President Obama’s election in 2008. A true civil rights veteran, James Armstrong once said that the World War II battles he fought in overseas as an enlisted

man in the U.S. Army prepared him for the fight he would return to here in the United States. And so after opening his Birmingham barbershop in the early 1950’s, he became dedicated to the fight for civil rights. With sayings around the barbershop like “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance” and “If you don’t vote, don’t talk politics in here”, and photographs from the movement on the walls, including one of Dr. King sitting right there in his barber’s chair, he used his shop as his very own bully pulpit, speaking out and acting out daily. As sole owner of the barbershop, there was no one to threaten to fire him or foreclose on his home the way so many African Americans of that time were being intimidated and he took full advantage of that freedom. In addition to regularly participating in marches around Birmingham, some of which landed him in jail, Armstrong also took his fight to the courts. He won a class action lawsuit that led to his two sons’ enrollment as the first Black students at Birmingham’s Graymont Elementary School in 1963. Mr. Armstrong also boldly carried the American flag at the front of the 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on the day that we know as “Bloody Sunday.” Beaten right along with the other marchers, Armstrong, it was said, never let that flag hit the ground. Although Mr. Armstrong passed away in 2009, his legacy lives on through a replica of his barbershop at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute museum and through the tremendous work of Robin

Fryday, producer/director of “Barber of Birmingham” and Shirley Gavin Floyd, Birmingham civil rights historian who researched the film. It’s important for me to share this story with you here because there are so many foot soldiers just like Mr. Armstrong whose stories are not widely known. But, we need to know, and our children need to know, just whose shoulders we stand on. And, we have to see that President Lincoln’s and Dr. King’s shoulders were simply not broad enough to carry the full weight of oppression that our people suffered for so long. So, we owe it to those everyday foot soldiers to acknowledge the sacrifices they made and the beatings they took that have allowed us to accomplish things they knew they would never be able to. Quoting Deuteronomy 6:11, Shirley Gavin Floyd closed an email message to me in the days following the screening by saying “We are drinking from wells we did not dig, eating from vineyards that we did not plant, and living in houses we did not build.” His underlying meaning was so very correct and it’s time that we recognize that we all benefit from those who came before us. Thankfully, there’s plenty of time to do it, not just during Black History Month, but throughout the year. So, let’s honor these every day foot soldiers. It’s about time!

In the midst of Oscar awards night Feb. 24, one of The Onion’s writers (we don’t know who he is; I doubt a “she” would have stooped so low), described the lovely and talented child Quvenzhané Wallis with a filthy word that took her all the way out of her name. Using a very crude word for female genitalia, the Onion writer observed that she was a c***.  Excuse me!  Blessedly, hundreds of people shared their Julianne outrage in the electronic Malveaux media so forcefully that The Onion’s CEO, Steve Hannah, apologized.  But somehow sorry doesn’t always make it right.  In my letter to The Onion, I’ve asked for reparations, or an effort to repair the harm that was done.  I’m sharing my statement and hope you, too, will share it with the “leaders” of The Onion.  Until officials of The Onion respond, I think it wholly appropriate to withhold support from them.  As Dr. King once said, “to cooperate with evil is to be evil.”  To besmirch a child, whether you are a satirical publication or not, is nothing but evil. My letter:  Dear Mr. Hannah: While your apology for the vile statement made by your staff regarding the wonderful and talented Quvenzhané Wallis is duly noted, it is an insufficient response to the heinous insult lobbed at a 9-year-old girl; additionally, the community

of women and African American women in particular.   Your apology is received, but not accepted.  You must mitigate the damage that your comments caused, not only for Quvenzhané, but also for the women who, reveling in her success, were damaged by the sucker punch we experienced when your writer found it acceptable to describe a 9-year-old girl in a crude term for genitalia…

College for Women in Greensboro, N.C. and Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga.  At least one scholarship for each of these institutions would be an effective way to apologize.  6. Your company provides speakers to the colleges that will have you to, at no fee to the colleges, explain the difference between satire and offense.  To notify interested colleges, it is my suggestion that your company take out a full page advertisement in Diverse Issues in Higher Education to both reprint your apology and offer the opportunity for your staff to meet on colleges.  Please note that, as a former president of an HBCU focused on women, I was repelled by your writer’s comments.  Taking them down and then apologizing is the simple way out for this offense. I call upon you to take proactive action to redress this wrong. Let me also note that I have no invested interest in any of the organizations I have mentioned here (except that I am President Emerita of Bennett College for Women, and my association with young women makes this all the more offensive). I am asking friends and colleagues to withdraw any support to The Onion until your apology is enhanced by action. I am also asking all women’s and African American organizations to join my insistence that your apology is insufficient. I do look forward to your response.  If you agree with me, please forward this column or your own letter to Chairman David Schafer (davidkschafer@gmail. com); President and CEO Steve Hannah (shannah@theonion. com) COO Mike McAvoy (mmcavoy@theonion.com) publicfeedback@theonion.com (312) 751-0503 Fax 312-751-4137 #200, 212 Superior St, Chicago, IL – 60611

Shirley A. Jones is president of Council of Blacks in Government, Region XI.

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Your apology might be more readily received if, 1. The discipline of the offending writer is detailed and the identity revealed so that they can be monitored for their gendered racism in the future.  2.  Your company made amends to both Quvenzhané and the community that supports her by offering the organizations that monitor gender and racial discrimination a financial contribution.  My suggestion is that you direct at least $50,000 each to The Black Women’s Roundtable, The National Organization for Women, and the National Council of Negro Women.  Additionally, I would suggest that you offer $50,000 to the charity of Quvenzhané’s choice.  3. You meet with representatives of African American and women’s organizations in Washington, D.C. on a date that is mutually agreeable, but no later than March 31, 2013 to discuss the thought process behind this insult and the ways that future occurrences will be prevented. 4. You share information on the number of women and people of color on your staff, and share the ways that they impact editorial decisions.  5. Your company provides scholarship opportunities to African American women students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to indicate that you do not see young women in the disparaging ways, but as scholars.  There are two HBCUs that are women’s institutions, Bennett


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U.S.News & World Report ranked MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Cardiology and Heart Surgery program as among the best in the country. The magazine also ranked the hospital’s nine specialties as high-performing. They include: Cancer; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology; Orthopaedics; Pulmonology; and Urology.


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ASALH presented $2,000 to Bowie State University

Cornelius Scott of Farmer’s Insurance (left), along with Dr. Scott and Sylvia Cyrus, presented Living Legacy award to honoree Rosalyn Brock, Chair, NAACP board of directors

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Chairwoman Dr. Mary Frances Berry delivered the keynote address at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s annual Black History Month luncheon Feb. 24. The event, held at the Marriott Wardman Park in Northwest Washington, was built around the theme for this year’s Black History Month, At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.

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The official Emancipation Proclamation Stamp unveiled: Dr. Scott; Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman; Emancipation stamp designer Gail Anderson and Sylvia Cyrus

Andrea Young, Edgar Brookins, the Webb family, Faye Hyslop (center), Adrianne Webb and Avis Thomas-Lester

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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Grand Basileus Dr. Andrew Ray presented $10,000 check to ASALH

U.S.  Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook presented the African American Month Proclamation to Dr. Scott and Sylvia Cyrus

Dr. Gladys Gary Vaughn, Dr. Janet Sims-Wood , V.P. Franklin, Mary Frances Berry, guest speaker and Dr. Daryl Scott

Dr. Daryl Scott (left) and Sylvia Cyrus (right) with Living Legacy honoree, Tracy Webb

Living Legacy Award Honorees

Luncheon Co-Chairs Louis Hicks and Dr. Valerie MaHolmes

Tuere Anne Marshall, Mary McCoy, Denyse Gordon, ASALH President Dr. Daryl Scott; program emcee Aaron Gilchrist, NBC4 News Anchor; ASALH Executive Director Sylvia Cyrus; Natasha Stovall and Tecoya Gordon

The registration team: Mona Calhoun; Jacqueline McGlenn, Ivana Williams, Gwendolyn Harlee, Charlotte Douglas, Sherri Street, Sunny DeGeneste and Juanita Cole

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity members and the Grand Basileus, Dr. Andrew Ray (center, seated)

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The joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH) Gospel Congregation held its annual Black History Month Religious Service Feb. 23, 2013 at the Memorial Chapel in Fort Myer, Va. The Keeper of the Community Award was presented to Maj. Gen. Marcia M. Anderson, the Honorable Suzan Johnson Cook, Ambassador at Large, International Religious Freedom, Dept. of State, Darienne Page, Office of Public Engagement, the White House, Col. Gregory Gadson, Commander, Fort Belvoir, Va. and William and Pamela Douglas. The guest speaker was Rev. Gwendolyn Boyd of Ebenezer AME Church and the emcee was Robin Mazyck of the Christian Broadcasting network. A fellowship dinner followed the service.

Rep. Eni F.H. Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa) gives Words of Encouragement

Honorees: Col. Gregory Gadson and Ambassador at Large Suzan Johnson Cook

Edgar Brookins with local queens Tecoya Gordon, Despina Andes and Jessica Frith

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Chaplain Foster assisting Ambassador at Large Cook back to her seat

Emcee Robin Mazyck with program coordinator Edgar Brookins

Ambassador at Large Suzan Johnson Cook meeting Darienne Page as Sullivan Robinson looks on

Linda Burse, honoree Darienne Page, Col Ira Cheatham, Sgt. Maj. Craig Cressman, Lt. Col. Priscilla Smalls and Chaplain (LT) Devon Foster

Rev. Gwendolyn Boyd

Musical prelude was performed by Zachery Lester; here with his mother, Avis Thomas-Lester

Honorees: William and Pamela Douglas; Darienne Page; Maj. Gen. Marcia M. Anderson; Col. Gregory Gadson; Ambassador at Large Suzan Johnson Cook and Jessica Frith, Miss DC USA; 2nd row: Despina Ades, Miss DC Teen USA; Lt. Col. Priscilla Smalls; Col. Ira Cheatham; Tecoya Gordon, Miss Black DC USA; Sgt. Maj. Craig Cressman and Chaplain (LT)Devon Foster

Samoan Congregational Choir Ministry performing a traditional Samoan hymn

Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson and Col. Gregory Gadson with Howard University Army ROTC Cadets


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Deltas Celebrate Centennial with Suffrage March Redux The year was 1913 and at Howard University, 22 women were organizing to create the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. At the same time, women all across America were agitating for the right to vote. In March of that year, women from across the country converged on Washington to demand their right to cast ballots. The Deltas were there—the only African-American organization to take a place in the protest lines. One hundred years later, on March 3, 2013, the Deltas led a march in celebration of their 100th anniversary and the centennial of that 1913 march. Some came decked out in period attire, almost all donned the trademark red and white. The event gave members of the sorority the experience of being where their foremothers had been all those years ago. The theme to the event was “Tracing the Footsteps of our Founders.” “Our Founders’ participation in women’s suffrage was the first official act of public service and social advocacy in the rich history of our organization,”

said Cynthia M. A. ButlerMcIntyre, national president of Delta Sigma Theta, in a statement. “It is only befitting that, during the 100th anniversary of the birth of Delta Sigma Theta, we honor them by literally tracing their steps which set a precedent for every Delta to emulate.” Under steely skies, the sorority members gathered on the west front of the U.S. Capitol and marched the 3.1 miles down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Washington Monument, where closing arguments were delivered. “I chartered two buses of 107 women from Atlanta to be a part of this historical event with my sorors from around the globe,” said Debra Bunkley of Georgia. “To reenact an event that changed the course of voting rights

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and then pass the White House where my vote made a difference recently made me realize at that moment that we all can make a difference for the better if we begin with one step.” Besides Delta Sigma Theta, co-sponsors included the National Organization for Women, the National Women’s History Museum and the Sewall-Belmont House Museum, organizers said.


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ARTS & CULTURE

Common Talks ‘Greatness’ with Students at Towson University By Zachary Lester The AFRO

Common Sense went to Towson University recently to speak to students. Common Sense, more commonly known as Common, whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., made an appearance on Feb. 27 as part of the university’s Diversity Speaker Series. The goal of the series is to provide information and inspiration for the students. And that, Common did. After a short news conference, it was time for the

big event. Inside a crowded ballroom at the West Village Commons on campus, he was welcomed by thunderous applause as he made his way to the stage, high-fiving students and faculty as he walked. He took the microphone and greeted the crowd with a wide, toothy smile. “I’m really glad to be here at Towson,” he said. The audience cheered. Then, it was time for a freestyle. “I’m going to get into a little something for y’all,” he said, before getting

into a performance that demonstrated why he is considered one of the best lyricists in hip-hop. He rapped about Susquehanna Terrace at the University Union, Johnny Unitas, the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback for whom the university’s football stadium is named, etcetera. “Just rollin’ up that street they call York, “Looking for the place and yo, I kept coming “They said Common you need to come to the Commons!” The next line could not be heard because of loud

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Patrick “PATisDOPE” Blanchard, 24, was voted the “Best DMV Blogger” by EliteDC.com.

DMV Blog Phenom, PATisDOPE, Grinds his Way to Nationally Renowned Status

Wale, Big Sean, Dom Kennedy, Yo Gotti, Kendrick Lamar, Joe Budden, Big K.R.I.T., A$AP Rocky, Method Man, Smoke DZA, 9th Wonder, Fat Trel, Tabi Bonney, Estelle and Don’t ever say you can’t enjoy working Shy Glizzy. hard while you master a craft. PATisDOPE.com has more than a million Largo, Md. native Patrick Blanchard hits, according to Blanchard, who claims to proved that having fun and working hard can have nearly a thousand subscribers for his web be a winning formula when he created an site. entertainment news blog “just for fun” four While the video interviews posted on his years ago and eventually turned it into one of site have been the subject of more than 40,000 the most visited blog sites in the Washington, views combined, he said his Twitter page, @ D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region, an area now PATisDOPE, used to reach most of his blog’s known as the DMV. audience, has more than 140,000 followers. Blanchard has long been known to his “I consider myself as the peers as Pat but he is even more voice of the ‘DMV’ area widely known on the Internet as and I pride myself in being PATisDOPE, also the name of his a dedicated hardworking award-winning blog site. person who stands out from The 24-year-old blog among the crowd,” Pat told connoisseur honed his skills the AFRO. “People say I first academically, studying motivate them to do better communications at Salisbury and I give them hope to be University. But it was in the retail successful. I show them that industry as he forged his interest in you can accomplish your “street wear” culture into a knack PATisDOPE poses at a goals right here in your own for fashion and entertainment hosted event with hipcity instead of moving to marketing. hop star Lupe Fiasco. Los Angeles, New York, or any other major city.” Blanchard also cohosts Fly Boy Radio, which airs on WMUD, an online aggregation of radio stations globally. He claims to have had an impact in the events promotion industry, regularly hosting some of the top parties in D.C., he said. “A good time to me is being PATisDOPE sits able to host an event in front of down for a onehuge crowds and being able to go on-one interview party with my friends in one of the with VH1’s “Love top cities in the world, right here in and Hip-Hop“ star D.C.,” Pat told the AFRO just one day Tahiry Jose. after returning to the District from hosting parties in Charlotte, N.C. in He did what he loved: go to just about connection with the Central Intercollegiate every party, music or fashion event in the Athletic Association (CIAA) Tournament. “DMV” region and report on it for his blog. “The ‘DMV’ has so much talent and has Fast forward to the present. PATisDOPE. grown so much over the past few years,” he com is now a nationally recognized blog site said. “In my opinion our area is taking over the with video archives filled with several onecountry and I am just blessed to be a part of on-one interviews of famous music artists the growth.” and personalities, including Lupe Fiasco, By Perry Green AFRO Staff Writer

cheering. “I must be cold they named the building after me!” Common has released 11 studio albums, nine of his own and two collaborations on which he was featured. He’s won two Grammy awards: Best R&B song in 2003 for “Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip-Hop),” which featured ex-girlfriend Erykah Badu; and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 2008 for “Southside,” with Kanye West, his label mate. Common has also authored several books and has acted in more than 15 films, including cameo appearances. He is considered one of hip-hop’s most influential and creative lyricists. But Common wasn’t at Towson University to put on a show. He was there as a motivational speaker and life coach. He called the topic of his presentation “Greatness.” “Greatness is using your gifts to perform at the highest level and inspiring others to reach their highest potential,” he told the audience. Common’s presentation was about his life and how he was inspired to achieve greatness. He discussed people and events in his life that inspired him. He mentioned being selected as a ball boy for the Chicago Bulls and getting his first acting role in the 2006 action thriller

Rapper Common speaks to students at Towson University Smokin’ Aces, as high points; being beaten at basketball by the older kids and getting scolded by his coaches were childhood learning experiences. He said the story of the 1955 killing of Black teenager Emmett Till by racists “resonated” with him. He credited God, a middle school English teacher, his mother and a favorite cousin,

who lives in Cincinnati, for inspiring him. He also credited West with helping him to better himself. “Y’all know Kanye’s got no problem believing in himself,” he said, laughing. “But because of that, he’s helpful to be around.” The speech was filled with inspirational quotes, both from Common and people he admires. He recited Marianne Williamson’s “Our Deepest Fear” and quoted Mahatma Gandhi, Frederick Douglass and Maya Angelou. “Work is love made visible,” he told the audience. “If you love what you do and work hard at it, it doesn’t feel like work.” Other speakers in the Diversity Speaker Series include award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni; peace activist Arun Gandhi, son of Mahatma Gandhi; and Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum. After the presentation, students had high praise for Common. Several said they had been motivated to improve their lives by listening to his words. The high point, said Quinzel Mathis, a junior from Greenbelt, was the freestyle. “The way he was able to put the words together without messing up or losing a thought was baffling,” he said.

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YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A METRO OPEN HOUSE to find out what Metro’s new service means to you, including changes to the Orange and Blue Lines, and local buses. OR

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Join the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for one of three informative Open Houses about Metro’s operating plan for the new Silver Line service to Reston. You will have a chance to view informational exhibits about the Silver Line, speak with and ask questions of Metro representatives, and learn what changes are planned for the Orange and Blue Line service, as well as local buses. Metro seeks public feedback as the plan continues to be refined. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 5:00-8:00 Faith Temple #2 Baptist Church 211 Maryland Park Drive Capitol Heights, MD 20743 Metrorail: Capitol Heights (Blue & Orange Rush) Metrobus: 96, 97

Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:00-8:00 p.m. Reston Community Center Hunters Woods 2310 Colts Neck Road Reston, VA 20191 Fairfax Connector: RIBS 1/3, RIBS 2 & Route 551

Saturday, March 16, 2013 11:00 a.m.-4:00 Sheraton Crystal City Hotel 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA 22202 Metrorail: Crystal City (Blue & Yellow) Metrobus: 9A, E, S; 10A, E

Learn about service changes on bus and rail. Families are welcome to attend. Children’s activities, including coloring books and a dress up play area, as well as snacks will be provided. Enter a raffle for the chance to win a SmarTrip® card! The public comment period will run from February 28 through March 18, 2013. You may submit your comments at the Open Houses or online on the project’s website, wmata.com/silverline. For special assistance for persons with disabilities or interpretation in another language, call (703) 934-4639 at least 3 days prior to the Open House you wish to attend and these services will be provided at no cost.


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As Pope Retires, Church Struggles to Hold Its Young By Eric Morrow and Angela Wong Capital News Service COLLEGE PARK, Md. - As the Catholic Church prepares to elect a new pope to guide it into the future, church leaders are struggling to keep young people from leaving the faith. Four out of five Catholics who have left the church -- and have not joined another -- did so before the age of 24, according to The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.     Some young Catholics have drifted away as they moved from home and failed to connect to a new parish, while others have left because their personal political views made them feel isolated. Some have blamed the church’s conservative stance on gay marriage and abortion for their departure.    The Catholic hierarchy is not doing enough to address the problem, said Robert J. McCarty, director of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.   “I think the church knows [young Catholics are leaving]; I don’t think the church knows what to do about it,” he said. But Jonathan Lewis, the evangelization and young adult coordinator at the Archdiocese of Washington, said that his organization is actively working with local parishes to stem the tide. Getting young adults to explore long-term spirituality is difficult when they “are living more in the moment,” he said. “What we’re dealing with is not particularly a Catholic problem, but a generational problem.” Indeed, a growing number of young people are leaving not just the Catholic church, but organized religion as a whole.   In the 1970s, 12 percent of 18-29 year olds were unaffiliated with a church, according to the General Social Surveys.  Last year, a Pew Research Center for the People and the Press survey found 32 percent of 18-29 year olds were unaffiliated, far higher than any other age group.   Patrick Vaughn, a University of Maryland student from Olney, was driven away from Catholicism in part because of the church’s opposition to gay marriage and contraception. In second grade, he thought about becoming a priest and used to enjoy attending Mass with his parents every Sunday.  In high school, he “would just get angry at church sometimes.”  Now, at age 21, he’s an atheist.     “The teachings of the church [without the] supernatural are fantastic; they teach you how to be a good person. But [the church’s interpretations of] the Old Testament don’t apply anymore,” he said. Former Catholics cite frustration with the church’s stance on social issues as a common reason for leaving. According to a Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life  2009 survey, half of former Catholics said dissatisfaction with the church’s teachings on abortion, homosexuality and birth control were among their reasons for leaving. The church, under conservative Pope Benedict XVI, has steadfastly held to its views on those issues.  Benedict officially retired on Feb. 28, ending his eight-year papacy.  Cardinals are expected to begin meeting March 11 to discuss plans to elect his successor, according to reports.              In an effort to attract more young people, some Catholic organizations said they are spending less time talking about controversial social issues and more on the benefits of the faith. FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, sends missionaries to college campuses across the country to recruit new members for the church.  Jeremy Rivera, a spokesman for the organization, said many students are figuring out who they are in college, making it a critical time to provide information about the church.    The missionaries talk less about social issues, and more about the positive benefits of a relationship with Christ. “Their days are filled with telling everybody what the church is for and not just what the church is against,” he said. But Jamie Manson, a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, said young adults tend to hear less about the benefits of Catholicism and more about the church’s stance on social issues. “What we hear about mostly... is what the church thinks about what we call the pelvic zone issues: how the church feels about gay people, which is negatively, [and] how the church feels about women in the priesthood,” said Manson, who is gay. “What it suggests is that the church is not interested in hearing our voice, in hearing our story, in hearing about our experience.”

KSU Choir to Perform

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The acclaimed Kentucky State University Choir, under the direction of Carl H. Smith, is on its 2013 spring tour and will perform a series of concerts in Washington, D.C. It will perform at12:15 on March 12 at the School without Walls located at 2130 G St N.W.; later that day, the choir will appear at 7:30 at Enon Baptist Church located at. 505 L. St N.E.; and the final concert will be at 7 p.m. on March 13 at the Church of the Redeemer, Presbyterian Church located 1423 Girard St. N.E. Smith’s passion for music has shaped KSU’s Concert Choir into one that shows its diversity by performing all genres of choral music. Smith, who is in his 54th year as artistic director of the choir, has received many awards and recognition for his outstanding musicianship and dedicated commitment to Kentucky State University and community. The concerts are open free to the public. Call Geraldine Jackson at (202) 347-7561 for additional information.

The church’s conservative social positions have left some young Catholics feeling isolated from others in their faith.  Some Maryland parishes and Catholic groups have created opportunities for like-minded 20-somethings to connect with each other and discuss more than church doctrine. St. Casimir Church in Baltimore hosts young adult pickup basketball games.  St. Louis Parish in Clarksville hosts playgroups for parents with infants and toddlers.   Sacred Heart Church in Glyndon hosts a young adult karaoke night with wine and cheese. But it’s not just 20-somethings that churches are targeting to retain more believers.  According to Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, about 38 percent of former Catholics left the faith before they turned 18.  Some Maryland churches are putting more effort into creating a strong community for teenagers. St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in Manchester hosts monthly coffeehouse chats and community service events for teenagers to keep them connected to the church.   “I think it gives them something to be positive about and share the faith,” said Linda Sterner, the youth ministry coordinator at the parish. Among other activities, St. Bernadette Parish in Severn hosts video game nights for teenagers.   “We put an emphasis on being a welcoming community,” said Rena Black, St. Bernadette’s youth ministry coordinator. “The relationship and the love extended between people comes first.” Youth groups, like the ones at St. Bartholomew and St. Bernadette, help keep teenagers connected to the faith.  But when high schools students leave home for college, ties to Catholicism can weaken.  These transitional periods in a young person’s life can set the stage for a break with the church.     McCarty said the church needs to reach out more to young adults during these critical points to strengthen their connection to Catholicism.  It is making the mistake of waiting for young adults to come to them, he said.    When Sebastian Serrano, 21, came to study at the University of Maryland from Wilmington, Mass., he moved a long way from his home parish.   A lifelong Catholic, Serrano has serious disagreements with the church’s ban on female priests. But that disagreement has not driven him away from the church.  At the University of Maryland, he’s found a strong community of fellow Catholics with whom he feels free to share his views on the church’s positions.  Hanging out with other Catholic students has helped him maintain a strong connection to the church.       “There’s an advantage to talking to people who have respect for the topic...so you feel comfortable talking about it,” he said.    


March 9, 2013 - March 15, 2013, The Afro-American

Bowie State Captures CIAA Title By Greg Goings Special to the AFRO CHARLOTTE, N.C. Byron Westmorland had a huge night in leading the Bowie State University Bulldogs to the Central Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAA) championship. The senior forward scored a career-high 38 points including 26 points in the second half to outduel Livingstone junior guard Mark Thomas and helped Bowie State break open a tight game for an 85-74 victory over the Livingstone College Blue Bears in the CIAA finals at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 2. The Bulldogs (16-13 overall) won their second CIAA championship in school history, including the first under Head Coach Darrell Brooks, after entering the tournament as the No. 4 Northern Division seed. The latest title comes 10 years and

one day after the Bulldogs claimed their first CIAA crown in 2003. With the victory, the Bulldogs received the conference’s automatic bid in the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Blue Bears (22-6 overall) are anticipating an at-large bid after reaching the title game as the No. 6 ranked team in the Atlantic Region. The top eight teams in the region will advance to the tournament. “I’m so proud of my team, especially my five seniors,” Brooks said. “They’ve worked hard. We’ve had a lot of adversity this year and all through it, they stuck together

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and we got a BSU Sports Information Photo great reward for Senior forward Byron Westmorland it.” Livinstone missed out forward Carlos Smith had 11 on that elusive first league points and seven rebounds championship after winning and senior forward Najee their first Southern Division White contributed 10 points. title and coming into the Senior forward Dameatric tournament as the division’s Scott had seven rebounds top seed. The Blue Bears can and five assists. Senior guard blame Westmoreland, the Bryan Wilson also helped tournament MVP, for that. out on the boards, grabbing The Bulldogs’ star sparked six to go along with eight a late run which clinched the points. The inside play title. Down 53-51 with 14:42 complemented Westmoreland left, the Bulldogs outscored as the Bulldogs scored 46 the Blue Bears 34-21 with points in the paint and 16 Westmoreland scoring 18 second-chance points. points during the spurt. The “[The] game was kind of Bulldogs’ finish was similar to what we expected,” Brooks the March 1 semifinal against said. “It was a war. We Winston-Salem State when thought it was going to be they went on a late surge to a very physical game. We reach the championship game. thought that the team that did The Bulldogs withstood the best job defending and on an outstanding effort by the backboards would be the Thomas of the Blue Bears, a team that would probably win talented guard who scored a the game and fortunately, it career-high 34 points before was us.” fouling out late. Thomas As a team, the Bulldogs kept the Blue Bears in the shot 56 percent. Meanwhile, the Blue Bears shot 38 percent. Other than Thomas, the Blue Bears struggled from the floor. Thomas was 11 of 21 from the floor and 9 of 13 from the free-throw line in addition to three steals. Junior forward Darnell Turner added 11 points but he was the only other double figure scorer. Junior guard Anthony Welch scored nine points on 3 of 4 game by scoring 18 points three-point shooting. in the second half. His layup The All-CIAA Tournament on a drive cut the Blue team featured Westmorland Bears’ deficit to 75-67. But and Scott of Bowie State, and Westmoreland completed a Thomas, junior guard Jody three-point play of his own Hill and senior forward Ethan for a 78-67 lead with 2:05 left Anderson of Livingstone. that wrapped up the game for The other All-CIAA the Bulldogs, who outscored Tourney members are senior the Blue Bears 42-33 in the forward Quinton McDuffie second half. of Chowan, junior guard Westmorland made 13 of Christopher Grier of Virginia 19 field goals, ranging from State, senior guard Justin jumpers to layups in transition Glover of Winston-Salem which resulted in threeState, junior guard Derrick point plays at times. He also Washington of Lincoln (Pa.), made 10 of 15 free throws and senior guard Angelo in addition to getting six Sharpless of Elizabeth City rebounds and four steals. State. Johnson C. Smith won Westmorland got support the Team Sportsmanship from his inside players. Junior Award.

“The latest title comes 10 years and one day after the Bulldogs claimed their first CIAA crown in 2003.”

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AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff

Should Flacco Be the Highest Paid Quarterback in the NFL? By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk A Super Bowl run and a few wins against stellar quarterbacks Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and prize rookie Andrew Luck will certainly do something to a National Football League (NFL) resume. But should it make you the highest paid signal caller in the league? Joe Flacco’s agent certainly thinks so. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback recently agreed to a six-year agreement worth $120 million, making him the highest paid signal caller in NFL history. While Flacco’s career stats are certainly solid, are they worth $20 million a year? Stephen D. Riley and Perry Green of the AFRO Sports Desk debate the question. Riley: Absolutely not! One Super Bowl run shouldn’t qualify you as the highest paid signal caller in the NFL. Before this season, there were several prior years when the Baltimore franchise was questioning whether or not Flacco was the guy they drafted him to be. Granted, he was spectacular this playoff run but getting hot at the right time has not turned him into a quarterback more valuable than Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Green: You’re kidding me right? He’s the only signal caller to win a playoff game in each of his first five seasons. And he also has the record for most playoff road wins in that span with six. It’s not so much about what he’s done for the league but what he’s done for the Ravens.

For that alone he’s obviously well worth it. Riley: I hate to talk about money because it’s not my money and it’s not my team but when we sit here and say, “Joe Flacco’s the highest paid NFL quarterback in the history of the game,” it just sounds funny to me. Times change and the league changes but considering his career stats aren’t outlandishly outstanding, why is he getting paid like it? Green: Because he has a place in history with some of the best in the game. That’s why. His postseason run was insane, throwing for 11 touchdowns with zero interceptions and 1,140 yards. He threw a Hail Mary, season-saving, playoff-saving touchdown pass against Denver, then dominated Brady and then won the MVP for the Super Bowl. He’s earned it clearly. Riley: Several players have gone on insane runs in the playoffs but that doesn’t mean they deserve to be the highest paid going into next season. It seems as if Baltimore rewarded Flacco for 2013 and forgot about his post-season performances from 20082012. People talk about how he out-performed Brady last winter in the playoffs but nobody talks about how he performed in the earlier round against the Houston Texans in which he barely got the team out of that round. Green: Flacco is a top-five quarterback right now, Riley, like it or not. No one cares what he did years prior. What did he do this year? He performed excellently and won the Super Bowl, that’s why he’s the highest paid.

CAREER CORNER

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM1083 Doris Dandridge Decedent Lynn H. Johnson Esq Johnson & Pavuk 1413 K Street NW Suite 1500 Washington DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Garron Dandridge, whose address is 40 Bristol Street, Canandalgua, NY 14424 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Doris Dandridge, who died on August 6, 2012 without a Will, and will serve with 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 August 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 August 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: February 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Garron Dandridge Personal Representative 571-221-0366 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFTue WILLS TYPESET: Feb 26 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM38 Assenath A. Benjamin Decedent Elton F. Norman, Esq The Norman Law Firm PLLC 8720 Georgia Ave. Suite 906 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Maxine Benjamin, whose address is 1715 Staley Manor Dr. Silver Spring MD 20904 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Assenath A. Benjamin, who died on June 27, 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 August 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 August 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: February 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Maxine Benjamin Personal Representative 301-625-9432 12:14:46 EST 2013 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

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 REGISTER OF WILLS 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

Dorothea Marietta Williams and Anthony P. Interdonato, whose address(es) are 6721 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20012 and 12604 Glen Road, Potomac MD. 20854 were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of Emerson Williams Jr. aka Emerson A. Williams Jr., who died on December 1, 2012 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Dorothea Marietta Williams Anthony P. Interdonato Personal Representatives 301-948-3993 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue Feb 26 3/1, 3/8, 3/15

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Superior Court of the District of Superior Court of Columbia Civil Division the District of Case No. 13FSP90 District of Columbia IN RE: PROBATE DIVISION Pamela Wigenton Washington, D.C. Applicant 20001-2131 ORDER OF PUBLICATION Administration No. CHANGE OF NAME 2013ADM88 Nyle Ali Gay having filed a complaint for judgment William S. Grooms changing Nyle Ali Gay Decedent name to Nyle Ali Black Winfred R. Mundle and having applied to the Sr. Esq court for an Order of Publication of the notice re- 901 6th Street SW quired by law in such 314A cases; it is by the Court Washington DC 20024 this 8th day of February Attorney 2013. NOTICE OF ORDERED, that all perAPPOINTMENT, sons concerned show NOTICE TO cause, if any there be, on or before the 15th day of CREDITORS March 2013, why the AND NOTICE TO prayers of said complaint UNKNOWN HEIRS should not be granted; provided that a copy of Virginia Grooms Wingo, this order be published whose address is 3502 Halonce a week for three loway North, Upper Marlboro consecutive weeks be- MD 20772 was appointed fore said day in the Afro- personal representative of the estate of William S. American. JUDGE G r o o m s , w h o d i e d o n TYPESET: Tue Mar 05 10:53:43 A TRUE COPY TEST: January 3,EST 19832013 without a 3/1, 3/8, 3/15 Will. All unknown heirs and 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 ,

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM100 Emerson Williams Jr aka Emerson A Williams Jr Decedent Anthony P. Interdonato 12604 Glen Road Potomac MD 20854 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

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 August 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 August 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: February 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Virginia Grooms Wingo Personal Representative 202-797-3675 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM137 Katherine N. Williams Decedent Wesley L. Clarke 1629 K Street Suite 300 Washington DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Aletha Moore, whose address is 6805 Chillum Road, Hyattsville MD 20783, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Katherine N. Williams, who died on December 30, 2012 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Aletha Moore Personal Representative 202-257-9730 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/1, 3/8, 3/15

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Victor James, whose address is 1400 18th Place, SE. Washington DC 20020 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Erbedine Sowers James, who died on July 27, 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 August 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 August 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: February 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Victor James Personal Representative 202-368-9749 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 2013ADM110 IN RE: Marion Sanders Jones Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

Marion Sanders Jones having filed a complaint for judgment changing Marion Sanders Jones name to Marian Sanders Jones 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 5th 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 26th day of March, 2013 at 3:00 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED that 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 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM77 Margaret Catherine Coates aka Margaret C. Coates Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Donald G. Coates, whose address is 1328 Girard Street NE, Washington DC 20017 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Margaret Catherine Coates aka Margaret C. Coates, who died on December 10, 2011 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before August 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 August 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: February 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Donald G. Coates Personal Representative 202-529-1707 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

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


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TYPESET: Tue Feb 19 09:56:31 ESTTue 2013 TYPESET: Feb 26 12:17:47 ESTMon 2013Dec 31 11:37:26 TYPESET: Feb 19 10:00:00 TYPESET: ESTTue 2013 Feb 26 12:15:40 ESTTue 2013 TYPESET: TYPESET: Feb 26 12:16:58 ESTTue 2013 TYPESET: Tue Feb 19 09:54:05 EST 2013 TYPESET: Tue Mar 05 10:52:36 2013 TYPESET: Tue Feb 19 09:55:35 EST 2013 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGALEST NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM96 Irma. P. Bowman Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Caryl B. Askins, whose address is 11604 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville MD 20705 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Irma P. Bowman, who died on January 21, 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 August 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 August 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: February 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Caryl B. Askins Personal Representative 301-937-6583 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFTue WILLS TYPESET: Feb 19 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM106 Bernard Joseph Brawner Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Gladys Marable, whose address is 1217 Carrollsburg Place, SW, Washington DC 20024 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Bernard Joseph Brawner, who died on April 7, 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 August 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 August 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: February 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Gladys Marable Personal Representative 202-479-9288 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER WILLS TYPESET:OFTue Feb 19 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM110 Annie Mae Jones Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Darlene Jones and Lynell Marsh, whose address are 5620 Lansing Drive, Temple Hills, MD 20748 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Annie Mae Jones, who died on August 21, 2012 with 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 August 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 August 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: February 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Darlene Jones Lynell Marsh Personal Representatives 301-455-1945 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM99 Doris Irene Alston Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Aaron Alston, whose address is 5635 Prescott Court, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Doris Irene Alston, who died on January 20, 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 August 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 August 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: February 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Aaron Alston Personal Representative 202-469-1728 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 09:54:33 ESTTue 2013 2/22, 3/1, 3/8 TYPESET: Feb 19

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM95 Betty Johnson Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Jamese Hilliard, whose address is 5824 Broad Branch Way, Frederick MD 21704 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Betty Johnson, who died on December 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 August 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 August 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: February 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Jamese Hilliard Personal Representative 301-663-1569 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

TYPESET: Mar 05 12:40:15 ESTTue 2013 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 Washington Law Reporter Helena Payton Personal Representative 202-734-1152 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. 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 09:56:05 ESTSaint 2013 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: 10:54:04 EST 2013 Afro-American Washington TYPESET: Law Reporter Mon Oct 29 Alvin Durham Personal Representative Superior 301-630-1305 Court of District TRUEthe TEST COPY of District of REGISTER OFColumbia WILLS TYPESET: Tue Mar 05 3/15, 3/22 PROBATE3/8, DIVISION

Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 SUPERIOR COURT OF Administration No. THE DISTRICT OF 2012ADM994 COLUMBIA Melvin Rudolph PROBATE DIVISION Johnson Washington, D.C. Decedent 20001-2131 Wesley L. Clarke Foreign No. 1629 K Street NW 2013FEP15 Suite 300 Date of Death Washington DC 20006 December 6, 2012 Attorney RobertNOTICE Lee Petty OF Decedent APPOINTMENT, NOTICE OF NOTICE TO APPOINTMENT CREDITORS OF FOREIGN AND NOTICE TO PERSONAL UNKNOWN HEIRS REPRESENTATIVE Sheriel L. Sexcius, whose ANDQuackenbos address is 229 NOTICE TO Street NW, Washington DC 20011 CREDITORS was, appointed per-

Octavia P. Petty whose sonal representative of adthe dress estate is of 7706 MelvinGeorgian Rudolph Drive, Upper MD Johnson, who Marlboro, died on Feb20772 appointed perruary 23,was 2012 without a Will, sonal the and willrepresentative serve without of Court estate of Robert Petty, supervision. All Lee unknown deceased, Prince h e i r s a n d by h e ithe rs w hose George’s County for whereabouts are Court unknown Prince George’s County, shall enter their appearance State of Maryland on Febin this proceeding. Objecruary tions 21, to 2013. such appointment Service of process be shall be filed with themay Regismade upon Conard ter of Wills, Lynette D.C., 515 5th Hardy, Quincy Street,1341 N.W., 3rd Street, Floor NW Washington 20011 Washington, D.C. DC 20001, on whose designation as District or before April 19, 2013. of Columbia agent been Claims against the has decedent filed the Register of shall with be presented to the Wills, D.C. with a copy to undersigned The decedentofowned thefiled folthe Register Wills or lowing with theDistrict Registerofof Colombia Wills with real property: 727 K Street a copy to the undersigned, on NE Washington 20002 or before April 19,DC 2013, or be Claims against the decedent forever barred. Persons bemay presented to the lievedbe to be heirs or legatees undersigned andwho filed of the decedent dowith not the Register of Wills for the receive a copy of this notice District of Columbia, by mail within 25 days of A its Building 515 5thshall Street first publication soNW in3rd Washington DC form Floor, the Register of Wills, 20001 within 6 months including name, addressfrom and the date of first publication of relationship. this Datenotice. of Publication: Octavia P. Petty October 19, 2012 Personal Name of newspaper: Representative Afro-American TRUE TEST COPY Washington REGISTER OF WILLS Law Reporter Date of first publication: Sheriel L. Sexcius March 8, 2013 Personal Name of newspapers and/or Representative periodical: 202-257-9730 The Daily Washington Law TRUE TEST COPY Reporter REGISTER OF WILLS The Afro-American 10/19, 11/2 3/8,10/26, 3/15, 3/22

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM71 Michael A. Harris, Sr. Decedent Peggy A. Miller 5130-7th Street NE Washington DC 20011 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

To w a n n a G r i ff i n - H a r r i s , whose address is 2621 North Capitol Street, NE. Washington DC 20002 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Michael A. Harris, Sr., who died on June 5, 2003 without a Will, and will serve with 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 August 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 August 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: February 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Towanna Griffin-Harris Personal Representative 202-797-3675 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER WILLS TYPESET:OFTue Feb 19 3/1, 3/8 10:54:32 EST2/22, 2013

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM112 Aaron C. Brown, Jr. Decedent Wesley L. Clarke, Esq 1629 K Street Suite 300 Washington DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Wesley L. Clarke, whose address is 1629 K Street, Washington DC 20006 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Aaron C. Brown, Jr., who died on December 16, 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 August 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 August 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: February 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington 11:18:45 EDT 2012 Law Reporter February 22, 2013 Personal Representative 202-257-9730 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTEREST WILLS 10:54:53 2013 TYPESET:OFTue 19 2/22,Feb 3/1, 3/8

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM117 Pandora Maria Bell Decedent Robert M. Price 6259 Executive Blvd Rockville MD 20852 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Stacy Gilfilian, whose address is 616 Jefferson Street, NW. Washington DC 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Pandora Maria Bell, who died on September 14, 2012 without a Will, and will serve with 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 August 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 August 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: February 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter February 22, 2013 Personal Representative 202-384-4244 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM107 Margaret L. Williams Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Rodney Williams, whose address is 13403 Saint Simons Chapel Court, Bowie, MD 20720 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Margaret L. Williams, who died on December 13, 2012 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 August 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 August 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: February 22, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Rodney Williams Personal Representative 202-549-0861 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFTue WILLS TYPESET: Feb 19 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

09:57:08 ESTCOURT 2013 OF SUPERIOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2013FEP13 Date of Death September 30, 2012 Irving Gwynn, Sr. Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Irving Gwynn, Jr. whose address is 7505 Foxcroft Place, Clinton MD 20735 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Irving Gwynn, Sr, deceased, by the Orphans Court for Prince George’s, State of Maryland. Service of process may be made upon Elois Jones/521 Lamont Street NW, Washington DC 20010 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: 517 Buchanan Street, NW. Washington DC; 722 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW Washington DC and 3661-63 George Ave. NW Washington DC. Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 515 51th Street NW. 3rd Floor, Building A, Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. (Strike preceding sentence if no real estate.) Irving Gwynn Jr. Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: February 22, 2013 301-292-8357 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter TYPESET: Tue Mar 05 The Afro-American 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF 09:58:04COLUMBIA EST 2013 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 The Afro-American 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM123 Loretta Jones Decedent Clarence Connelly 3017 15th Street NE Washington DC 20017 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Donte Jones-Pitts, whose address is 1247 Farragut Place, NE Washington DC 20017, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Loretta Jones, who died on November 11, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Donte Jones-Pitts Personal 10:00:31 EST 2013 Representative 202-445-0561 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET:OFTue Feb 26 REGISTER WILLS 3/1, 3/8, 3/15

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM143 Steven S. Segears Sr Decedent Wesley L. Clarke 1629 K Street Suite 300 Washington DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Wesley L. Clarke, whose address is 1629 K Street Suite 300 Washington DC 20006, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Steven S. Segears, Sr., who died on December 18, 1998 without a Will, and will serve with 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter 10:55:18 EST 2013 Wesley L. Clarke Personal Representative 202-257-9730 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/1, 3/8, TYPESET: Tue Feb3/15 26

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM135 Robert A. Holbrook aka Robert Aaron Holbrook Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Robert T. Holbrook, whose address is 4604 Gage Road, Alexandria VA. 22309, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Robert A. Holbrook aka Robert Aaron Holbrook, who died on October 18, 2012 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Robert T. Holbrook Personal Representative 703-975-4174 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/1, 3/8, 3/15

Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM136 Rezelia Strawder Decedent Reginald Harris 1425 K Street, NW Suite 350 Washington DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS

Robert Stancil, whose address is 3005 Bladensburg Road NE Washington DC 20017, Apt. 902, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Rezelia Strawder, who died on December 15, 2012 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Robert Stancil Personal Representative 12:16:26 EST 2013 202-529-1594 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue Mar3/15 05 3/1, 3/8,

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 TYPESET: Tue Mar 05 JUDGE 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2013FEP14 Date of Death August 26, 2010 Gurtha T. Wooten Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Donna P. Brown whose address is 7309 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 117, College Park MD 20740 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Gurtha T. Woodten, deceased, by the Orphan’s Court for Prince George’s County, State of Maryland on November 18, 2010. Service of process may be made upon Manuel Geraldo, Esq. Robinson & Gerald, 1316 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Capitol Hill, Washington DC 20003 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: 514 Ridge Road, Unit 212, Washington DC 20019 Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 500 Ind i a n a A v e n u e , N . W. , Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. (Strike preceding sentence if no real estate.) Donna P. Brown Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: March 1, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro-American TYPESET: Tue Mar 05 3/1, 3/8, 3/15

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 0001614-13 IN RE: Delores Melody Grady Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME

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 10:57:45 JUDGE EST 2013 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIVIL DIVISION Case Number: 2012CA002115R(RP) Action Involving Real Property Honorable Michael L. Rankin Next Event: Status Hearing December 21, 2012 10:00 AM

DAVID CREECH 510 Underwood Street NW Washington DC 20012 and GLORIA C. KIRK 514 Underwood Street NW Washington DC 20012 PLAINTIFFS v. All Unknown owners of the property described below, their heirs, devisees, grantees, assigns or successors in right, title, interest, and any and all persons having or claiming to have any interest in leasehold or fee simple in the property and premises situate, lying and being in the District of Columbia Real Property: Lot 26, Square 939 (242 10th St. NE, Washington DC.)

Defendants. ORDER OF PUBLICATION

The object of this proceeding is to remove the cloud on the title in the following real property located in the District of Columbia and to vest title of record in the Plaintiffs in this action: Lot 26, Square 939 located at 242 10th Street, NE, Washington, D.C. (the ”Property”). Harvie Jackson, now deceased, would, if living, be a proper party to this action. The plaintiff has been unable to identify or locate any defendants. On motion of the plaintiff, it is this 27th day of November, 2012, hereby ORDERED, that all unknown owners of the Property, their heirs, devisees, personal representatives, executors, administrators, 10:56:15 ESTgrantees, 2013 assigns or successors in right, title, or interest; Harvie Jackson’s unknown heirs, devisees, personal, representatives, andexecutors, administrators, grantees, assigns or successors in right, title, and/or interest; and any and all persons having or claiming to have any interest in the leasehold or fee simple in the Property, shall hereby cause their appearances to be entered herein on or before the fortieth day, exclusive of Sundays and legal holidays, occurring after the day of the first publication of this order; otherwise the case will proceed to final judgment on account of such default; provided a copy of this Order of Publication be published twice a month for three (3) consecutive months in the National Law Journal, the Daily Washington Law Reporter, and the Washington Afro-American Newspaper. SO ORDERED. Michael L. Rankin Associate Judge TYPESET: Tue Mar 05 1/4, 1/11, 2/1, 2/8, 3/1, 3/8

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM176 Estate of Patricia N. Hederman Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD PROBATE

Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Attorney Ramona M. Justice 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 8, 2013 Names of Newspapers: Washington Law Reporter Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Ramona M. Justice 1629 K Street NW Suite 300 Washington DC 20006 Signature of Petitioners/Attorney 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

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