Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., Esq.

COCHRAN-Johnnie L. Jr., Esq. The Board of Directors and staff of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. are deeply saddened by the loss of the chairman of our board. Our prayers and condolences go out to his family. Mr. Cochran was elected chairman in October 2001 and guided the organization through a transition in the makeup of its senior staff. We are grateful for his leadership and his vision. Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Kenneth J. Knuckles, President and Chief Executive Officer Sergio Sotolongo, Vice Chairman

Published in The New York Times on Mar. 31, 2005