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April 5, 2019 Edition of The Nubian News

Trenton Circus Squad
By Tangela Wright
It started as an online contest that my friend entered and invited me to as her plus 1. It was a Saturday outing and upon my arrival I was met by an awesome hostess who had all the information together to the left of the entrance. To the right, was the mouth watering smell and bags of cotton candy and fresh popped popcorn. Who doesn’t love the circus. Kenneth Gibson First Black Mayor of Newark Passes
By Al Alatunji
Kenneth A. Gibson, who became the first Black to serve as mayor of a major northeastern city, when in 1970 he was elected mayor of New Jersey’s largest city; Newark, died on March 29. We have lost a giant.
Gibson twice sought the Democratic nomination for governor and became a national political figure as the first Black president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors six years later. Propelled to leadership after the Newark riots tore at the city in 1967, Gibson helped establish a foundation for Black political power. Gibson is credited with stabilizing Newark’s finances, improving the health of its citizens and fighting the good fight during difficult times, not just for Newark, but most American cities. When Jamaica Led the Postcolonial Fight Against Exploitation
In the 1970s, a bloc of Third world states forced the UN to take seriously the unequal distribution of global wealth.
“The New International Economic Order was conceived as the international corollary to the domestic projects of socialism.”
This essay appears in Evil Empire and is adapted from Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination. Is It Racial or Something Else?
All too often as Black people we have to ask ourselves if what we face has anything to do related to race. That’s stressful.
Unfortunately, too many times we can’t conclude it is or not. Maybe it is and then maybe it isn’t. It’s a horrible way to live a life.
If it is race related then we must respond to it so it doesn’t happen again and again. Sometimes it’s like beating your head against a wall because the racist causing the problem never wants to own up to his/her actions. It is so ingrained in their character they don’t realize, sometimes, anything is wrong. The old saying “a fox can’t smell its own hole” explains it clearly. However, we can smell it. TRABAJADORES EXPETOS EN RE-CONTRUCCION DE VIVIENDAS
Por Carlos Avila
TRENTON-Tras una jornada de trabajo, el pasado día lunes inicio de semana, la cuadrilla de jóvenes hispanos compuesta por: Cesar Monroy (46), Rómulo “Baluc” Ical (35), Randy Soto (46), Josué Yanes (32), Mario Bala (28) y Pedro Rosales (21); ejecutan independiente y a la vez conjuntamente diferentes oficios dentro de lo que es la reconstrucción de viviendas y edificios en el estado de Nueva Jersey. En Nicaragua mientras las conversaciones se interrumpen las protestas no cesan
por Laura Lucia Rodríguez Peña
El próximo 18 de abril se cumplirá un año de crisis para Nicaragua, después de que iniciaran protestas para reformar el seguro social en el país todo ha ido en escala. Las protestas han tomado un tinte violento y el gobierno nacional ha respondido de manera agresiva, las organizaciones internacionales han propuesto diálogos pero el futuro parece incierto para los nicaragüenses. Shiloh Baptist Church hosts Annual Authors Event
By Dawne Washington
Shiloh Baptist Church hosted their annual authors event for Black History Month that showcased the works of authors in the area that deal with important topics such as sexual abuse, the desegregation of schools, children’s books, contributions of those in the black community and urban education.
Rashad Malik Davis, an author and animator, presented artistic works from his book titled “Carefree Like Me.” The Nubian News Book Review
by Terri Schlichenmeyer
“Black is the Body:
Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine”
by Emily Bernard
c.2019 Knopf -$25.95/$34.95 Canada, 223 pages
Your mother dealt with things you can’t imagine. The Online Edition of The Nubian News

Aretha Franklin: A Divine Gift for us and through us to all humanity

This is an official statement from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the passing of legendary singer and activist Aretha Franklin, who departed this life on August 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.

It is with great pain and sorrow that we reflect on and mourn the loss of this magnificent woman of extreme value. Her value is not only the beautiful gift of her voice, but also the sweetness of her soul, and the deep sensitivity that was her gift, to feel the hurt and pain throughout the world.


Source: Aretha Franklin: A Divine Gift for us and through us to all humanity

Trenton Street Funeral with Rev Mark A Broach

“This is what sick and tired looks like”

Stop the Killing of Our Young Men

On Friday there was a funeral march in Trenton. A march of mothers and father who have lost their sons senselessly by street crimes. Murders.

Rev Mark A. Broach, Pastor of the Trenton Deliverance Center, founded the Trenton Street Funeral organization. This organization brings together loved ones of those who are killed on our streets.


They are brought together to “give the family of victims a chance to express themselves”.

Rev Broach said, “ Trenton has had so many funerals that the community doesn’t get a chance to know what the families are going through. We’re giving them a chance to tell the community what they are going through.”

And tell they did. With a coffin, flowers, pallbearers, grieving mothers and a supportive community. About 200 people gathered at the Trenton War Memorial at five points. People who were saying “this is what sick and tired looks like”. (Go to for video of the funeral march.)

There are more than 180 unsolved murders in Trenton over the past 25 years. Trenton Street has approached Mayor Jackson with its concerns but it seems “his focus is off” on other things.

Next week Trenton Street Funeral will put their demand in writing to submit to the city council, the mayor and the county prosecutor’s office.

“We want to see change, we want to see things different. And the only way that we feel we can do that is if we go directly to the source. So we are going to be demanding change.”

For video of the March go to:

London’s Grenfell Tower blaze killed 500 residents: Local resident

The whole building burned, people, the whole building!!!!!!!!


Bosley Family Wedding (1985?)

Bosley Family Mock Wedding – around 1985?
Back in the day the family hub was Lewisville Rd in Lawerenceville, NJ. On this short road lived our greatparents, grandparents, and all their brothers and sisters. This means our parents grew up together on this street. When we came along we went to our grandparents’ homes and met up with all our cousins. At the time Lewisville Rd was way back in the country, surrounded by farms (Kling) and the Lawrenceville School. Mostly the whole street was family and those who weren’t blood related were related anyway. It was a great place to grow up and we had great times well into our adult years.
This wedding just happened. Somebody put out the call there was going to be a wedding and everybody prepared for it. What a day, what a very special day. Our Aunt Barbara was the bride and Mr. Paul Marrow was the groom. My dad was the father of the bride.

A little history  of Lewisville, NJ

Art Tatum King of Stride Piano

Stephanie Trick is keeping stride alive.

Have you ever noticed that not many musicians have recorded tributes to pianist Art Tatum? The reason for that is pretty simple: Nobody but nobody can play like Art Tatum. In fact, there’s an often-told story about the night Tatum entered a club where Fats Waller was playing. Waller immediately got up from the piano to allow Tatum to play, saying, “I only play the piano. Tonight, God is in the house.” Tatum’s technical facility and gift for lightning-fast improvisations are unequaled. In this version of “Tea for Two,” you can hear what stride piano sounds like in a group configuration. After a solo opening from Tatum, he’s joined by bassist Slam Stewart and guitarist Everett Barksdale. All three players get solo spotlights, and their interplay — especially between Tatum and Barksdale — is awe-inspiring.

Art Tatum artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music


Source: Stride Piano: Bottom-End Jazz 

Telling Trenton’s Stories

It’s important to tell our stories. The Nubian News each week will tell the story of Trenton’s people. When our young know what we went through they’ll realize they really are not alone, we went through it too. This is my Mom Blanche Harmon. I have hours of her talking and I want to get more.

Downsizing and Moving? Items to Throw Away Before Relocating – AARP

Whether downsizing, relocating, or moving, do not clutter your space with items you should ditch or give away.


Besides downsizing your home and eliminating debt, getting rid of one — or all — of your vehicles could result in the greatest savings. According to AAA, it currently costs an average of $8,698 annually to own and operate a vehicle in the U.S. if you factor in all the costs, including depreciation. If you’re a two-car family, getting rid of one set of wheels might make sense once one or both partners are no longer working. You might be able to get by with public transportation or a car-share program, or at least downgrade to less-expensive vehicles. If you’re planning to relocate in retirement, there are communities where owning a car may not be necessary.

Source: Downsizing and Moving? Items to Throw Away Before Relocating – AARP

The Harlem Hellfighters – The Most Famous African-American Combat Unit of World War I

In World War I, nearly 380,000 African-Americans served in the U.S. Army. African-American soldiers primarily served in the 92nd and 93rd Divisions. While

Source: The Harlem Hellfighters – The Most Famous African-American Combat Unit of World War I