Reports back from the first week of the 2018 National Prison Strike

It’s clear that prison officials are doing all that they can to suppress strike actions and prisoners’ organizing of the strike. However, prisoners are rising up in institutions across the country – and now internationally – in protest of the living and working conditions in the prisons.

National Prison Strike

 

August 31, 2018 Edition Of The Nubian News

Murphy Vetos Bill to Exempt Hair Braiders from Cosmetology Licensing Requirement
In another shocking decision for the Black community, Gov. Murphy has conditionally vetoed a bill

Bethea Seeks Trenton-Based State Assembly Seat

Full on-line Edition of The Nubian News

I Was a Racist Teacher and I Didn’t Even Know It

I have learned that it is not enough to not be a racist. It’s not enough to hate the Klan or denounce white supremacists. I am learning to become anti-racist.

Anti-racism is more of an action than a feeling. I’m learning to take action to promote equity and to call out injustice. I am learning to lean into doing my part to help this country that I love I become true to our promise of justice for all.

Source: I Was a Racist Teacher and I Didn’t Even Know It

National Prison Strike

Men and women incarcerated in prisons across the nation declare a nationwide strike in response to the riot in Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in South Carolina. Seven comrades lost their lives during a senseless uprising that could have been avoided had the prison not been so overcrowded from the greed wrought by mass incarceration, and a lack of respect for human life that is embedded in our nation’s penal ideology. These men and women are demanding humane living conditions, access to rehabilitation, sentencing reform and the end of modern day slavery.

Source: National Prison Strike – Sawarimi.org

Helping Your Child To Navigate A Racist World

You may question, how do I protect my children and keep them aware at the same time? You do this by infusing their life with culture, giving them a strong sense of self, teaching them about how strong our people are, and by teaching them to be proud of every inch of who they are. Show them positive Black images in books, Black people who are accomplishing great things, take them to African-American museums and talk about what you saw, and then tell them why they are great too. You have to build up their positive sense of self because there will be plenty of people in this world who will try to tear them down. They cannot do that if you have built a strong foundation.

Source: Helping Your Child To Navigate A Racist World

Huge air show blasts into Atlantic City Wednesday, August 22

This show is big and there’s hardly a place in Atlantic City along the beach that won’t give you a great view of the planes screaming overhead. The beaches and boardwalk are likely to be jam-packed with people.

 

Source: Huge air show blasts into Atlantic City this week. Here’s what you need to know | NJ.com

Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants? 

Most white people deny that they enjoy the privileges of a racist system. And why not? But our responsibility is to point out and to deny them these privileges, directly related to an outdated supremacist ideology. If you see those “expats” in Africa, call them immigrants like everyone else. If that hurts their white superiority, they can jump in the air and stay there. The political deconstruction of this outdated worldview must continue.

Source: Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants? | Working in development | The Guardian

Trenton’s first openly gay mayor an early backer of medical marijuana, marriage equality

You can pass as many bills as possible, but to get things done, you need to be in center court. … As a mayor, you can do stuff.  If someone needs a pothole filled or trash picked up … you can effectuate change,” he said.

Algernon Ward Jr., a lifelong Trentonian and city activist, is optimistic that Gusciora can bring change, but said it will be difficult.  He noted that the new mayor has already experienced a few setbacks.

Gusciora ran on a platform that he would be “able to leverage his relationship with the governor” to get more funding for Trenton, but Gov. Murphy surprised him and others when he cut promised funds from the recently approved budget, Ward said.

Source: The Inquirer-Daily News-Philly.com

August 17, 2018 Edition of The Nubian News

The Queen of Soul, Ms Aretha Franklin 1942-2018 died this week. Lady Aretha’s story can be found on page 2.

The Bosley family of Lewisville Road held their family reunion on the 10th – 13th. Their story through pictures are on pages 4-5.

‘The Battle For Trenton’ editorial is on page 9.

The August 3, 2018 Edition of The Nubian News

Presidential voting rights for veterans on Guam, territories sought

Soldier saluting

The governor, in his letter to the president, said it’s a “tragic irony” that so many from Guam laid down their lives and thousands more fought and bled on foreign shores in the service of America’s most cherished ideal of defending democracy, yet they cannot vote for their commander-in-chief, the American president.

Source: Presidential voting rights for veterans on Guam, territories sought