Category Archives: Um Tellin’

September 14th Edition of The Nubian News

Sprout U School of The Art’s “The Lion King”

Not since Afrikan Peoples Action School (APAS) has there been such excellence in education.
Sprout U. School of the Arts, coincidentally occupying the same building as APAS did years ago, presented The Lion King and their kids seemed like seasoned professionals.
Danielle Miller-Winrow the head mistress has put together a staff and associates, including Ms. Sarah Dash, of the Supremes fame, which is faithful to kids they teach. This staff works with these children, imparting to them confidence, a health work ethic and persistence to see the job through to it’s completion. “These kids are locked in and dedicated”, said Mao’dreh Mal in a facebook post.

We Remember Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson

At 10:22 am on the morning of September 15, 1963 11-year old Denise McNair, and 14-year-old Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson along with some 200 members of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama were attending Sunday school classes before the start of the 11 am service when a bomb detonated on the church’s east side, spraying mortar and bricks from the front of the church and caving in its interior walls. More than 20 people were injured from the blast. The bodies of Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson were found beneath the rubble in the basement murdered by white supremacists terrorists.

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The Manufactured McCain: Lifting Up A Bloodstained, Lying, Venal Servant of Capitalist Empire

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The Manufactured McCain and the Real McCain

There’s a real John Sidney McCain III and there’s a fake one, manufactured for the public relations of US empire. Imperial PR needs to justify, even sanctify the ecocidal and genocidal rule of the rich by portraying its servants not as the venal and bloodthirsty thieves they are, but as the brightest, the best, the most noble and deserving among us. The Manufactured McCain whom the corporate media will spend another week on top of the previous one lifting up to the heavens bears only passing resemblance to the real John McCain. The real McCain was no hero. He was a lying, bribe taking, neo-nazi sympathizing politician and war criminal, who served the US empire and himself for all of his long life.

Source: The Manufactured McCain: Lifting Up A Bloodstained, Lying, Venal Servant of Capitalist Empire | Black Agenda Report

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

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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

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

Their Last Fight: Filipino Veterans Make A Final Push For Recognition

Maximo Purisima Young, 97, displays photographs from his military service. He helped transport supplies and troops in World War II, then fought as a guerilla alongside American soldiers.  DORIAN MERINA / AMERICAN HOMEFRONT

During World War II, more than a quarter million Filipinos fought alongside American soldiers. Many are still awaiting the recognition promised to them.

The toll was high: more than a million Filipinos died.

The Manila American Cemetery holds the largest number of World War II veteran graves outside the US — more than 17,000. It’s also home to a memorial to those lost or missing in action in the war which includes over 3,700 Filipinos.
CREDIT DORIAN MERINA / AMERICAN HOMEFRONT

Roosevelt signed a presidential order in 1941 bringing all military forces in the Philippines under U.S. control. But after the war, in 1946, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that stripped recognition from Filipino soldiers. It was called the Rescission Act, and it explicitly barred “rights, privileges, or benefits” from most Filipinos who fought. That same year, the Philippines became an independent nation.

Source: WUNC 91.5 North Carloina Public Radio