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Black Americans are still victims of hate crimes more than any other group | The Texas Tribune

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James Byrd Jr., who was dragged to death in Texas 20 years ago, became one of the namesakes for a 2009 federal law expanding hate crime legislation. But just 100 hate crimes have been pursued by federal prosecutors between January 2010 and July 2018.

JASPER — Former Texas prosecutor Guy James Gray keeps a 20-year-old CD in his desk that documents with graphic photos one of the most vicious hate crimes in history – the day James Byrd Jr. was beaten, stripped naked, tied to the back of a truck by three men from the Ku Klux Klan and dragged down a dirt road until he was dead and decapitated.

“When you handle a case like that and get inside the mind of a real racist, a white supremacist racist, and you see how dangerous those people are to the fabric of our society, you just become more sensitive to racial issues,” Gray said.

Source: Black Americans are still victims of hate crimes more than any other group | The Texas Tribune

March 22, 2019 Edition of The Nubian News

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Almost a Year But No Police Director

It been nearly a year since new Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora was elected to his post and so far there is still there has been no one named to be the City’s Police Director.
On Wednesday, members of a broad range of organizations and community leaders came out to address that situation.
Rev. John Harris, Pastor of Galilee Baptist Church and Rev. John Taylor, Pastor Friendship Baptist Church lead this group as they pushed the mayor to make a selection.
They brought forth the name of John Day, a retired State Police Lieutenant, for the position.
Rev. Harris said we needed new leadership in the City. He said Mr. Day was the best candidate because he “knows how to reach into the community”.

Sit Down with Mayor Gusciora

By Bernard Shabazz
TNN – When will Trenton Central High open and when will parents and citizens be allowed a walk through of the new school building?
Mayor – The high school is scheduled to open this fall. We just had Principal Grant here to talk about the various academies. We’re gonna bring back Vo-tech, and have Stem Project Science Technology and Hospitality Academy there.
Students will learn skills in the hospitality industry and food production as well as the academic track.

RECONOCIMIENTO A LAS MUJERES LATINAS

Por Carlos Avila
TRENTON –Con el fin de resaltar la importante labor que realiza la organización Latinas Unidas para el Empoderamiento Político (LUPE), las senadoras Nellie Pou, la Senadora M. Teresa Ruiz y la Senadora Nilsa Cruz-Pérez, presentaron una resolucion en el marco del mes dedicado a la mujer.
“Todos los días, LUPE educa, involucra y capacita a las latinas a través de todo Nueva Jersey para que se presenten, se postulen para cargos públicos y, en su esencia, se fortalezcan y se mantengan activas en nuestra democracia”, dijo la Senadora Pou (D-Bergen/Passaic).

Have You Seen Us?

By Tangela Wright
Congratulations to all the women being celebrated this month.
But, let us recognize another group of women that exists in the shadows of the community. We are the women of Auto Clubs and Social Clubs. Allow me to take this time to introduce you to a few of the women who continue to support the village in which we live.

They Are Our Brothers and Sisters Too

By Al Alatunji
The families, men, women and children attempting to immigrate across our southern border are our brothers and our sisters. They have come to the United States like so many others before them seeking a better life. They too seek freedom, justice and equality. They too seek a better day for their children and their children’s children. They are our brothers and sisters, and we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keeper.
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,

¿Está en peligro la paz en Colombia?

por Laura Lucia Rodríguez Peña
Colombia atraviesa un momento decisivo en su historia, pues se encuentra en el tránsito entre las negociaciones de los acuerdos de paz a la implementación de los mismos. Para judicializar a los grupos armados que entregaron las armas, reparar a las víctimas y reconstruir el tejido social en todo el país, se crearon tres instituciones que son el pilar de la justicia transicional en Colombia, estas son: la Comisión para el Esclarecimiento de la Verdad (CEV), la Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz (JEP) y la Unidad de Búsqueda de Personas dadas por Desaparecidas (UBPD).

Nubian News Book Review

by Terri Schlichenmeyer
“You Can’t Go Wrong Doing Right:
How a Child of Poverty Rose to the White House and Helped Change the World”
by Robert J. Brown

XTREME WORLD MUSIC

By Shakur Towns
LaMar Rice is the owner of Xtreme World Music a record label right here in Trenton, NJ.
LaMar started his company last year. He began his foray into the music industry as a manager of artists. He started out with one artist. “We were doing so good, that other artists came up to me and said, ‘hey could you manage me, too?’ So, I decided to start a management company called Xtreme Music Management.”

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March 8, 2019 Edition of The Nubian News

Miss Nedy Turns 105

Mrs. Nedy Mae Settles-Woodland turned 105 years old on Saturday.. She was born on February 23, 1914 in Bennettsville, North Carolina to the Rev. Charles Settles and his wife Carrie Mae Settles. The family relocated to Claysburg when Nedy was an infant. She is the only survivor of nine children.
Miss Nedy was raised a Christian as a child and through adulthood, attending Mount Moriah Church of God in Christ, founded by father. As the years passed the family relocated to Trenton where she currently resides.

Sit Down with Mayor Gusciora

After I said my usual “good morning” to Mayor Gusciora, I opened up about recent activity between the state and the city.
TNN – On Wednesday (February 20) Gov. Murphy signed an executive order to form a collaboration with the city of Trenton.
Mayor – Gov. Murphy wants to coordinate all the bureaucracies of the city to work together to form a committee so that when we have a project that will touch upon state government we will just go to the committee rather than going to each department to get approval.

Leave Venezuela Alone

The Trump administration has ordered Venezuelan military leaders to drop their support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Those military leaders must be rocking in laughter at an American president they do not respect nor has control over them. What is the problem? Did Maduro and his predecessor Hugo Chavez refuse to allow the Trump organization to build hotels and golf courses in Venezuela then stiff contractors and workers like he did in Atlantic City and other places?
Another US president, on the wrong side of history, is using US resources to undermine, destabilize and overthrow a duly elected government in a country where half the population considers themselves to be “morena” Spanish for black, brown or dark

Youth Perform Music of Soul

On September 17, 2019, the Music of Soul production was given by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. & Trenton Fortitude Corporation. The program was held in celebration of Black History month. The event raised funds which will be used for scholarships in Mercer County.
The 135 youth who participated displayed various musical, theatrical, and vocal appreciation for musical icons such as Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack, Whitney Houston, TLC, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass and Aaliyah. The youth not only discussed what these individuals were most famous for, but also their educational background.

“America, We Served!”
Four Centuries of African American Soldiers

On February 23rd and 24th the annual event of Four Centuries of African American Soldiers sparked off at the Old Barracks of Trenton Museum. This was much more than Black history but a flash back into the past of what Black people were doing and enduring during this time period that we don’t hear much about.
The four centuries that were covered were the 18th, 19th, 20th and
21st.

PARENT LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION 2019

EAST WINDSOR- El viernes 22 de febrero del presente año, se realizó a nivel de todo el estado de Nueva Jersey el evento denominado “Parents Leadership Recognition” reconocimiento a padres y madres de familia, que asisten a los programas como Mercer County Council for Young Children y otros que se preocupan de buscar óptima calidad de educación y salud para los niños pequeños que tengan éxito en la parte académica y en el bienestar en general.

¿Por qué latinoamérica está de fiesta?

Uno de los legados más significativos que aún prevalecen en América Latina desde la colonización, es el catolicismo como religión mayoritaria en casi toda la región. Esto lo demuestran las cifras, ya que según el Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae 2016 América es el continente con mayor número de fieles, albergando al 48,6% de católicos del mundo. (infobae, 2016)
Sin embargo, los latinoamericanos supieron adaptarse a las costumbres

Book Review
“Brown White Black: An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion”

Information and Update from The Trenton Water Works

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February 1, 2019 Edition of The Nubian News

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In Honor of Dr. King – Let Us Vote NJ

by Al Alatunji
In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and so many others who fought and died for Blacks and all citizens to be able to participate in the electoral process, it is time for the New Jersey legislature to remove any and all barriers to the voting booth.
The sad truth is that, for many, voting can feel like an inconvenience. New Jerseyans are busy people. Often, New Jerseyans, like most voters, are asked to balance many obligations at once. Election day often requires voters to make themselves available on a specific day at a certain time. That could be very difficult if one works out of town, does shift work, or is commuting to New York or Philadelphia. State legislators need to get to work to make sure that the people of New Jersey who can vote have a more flexible process to exercise their right to vote.

The Black Church and Health Promotion

Black churches and health promotion could be effective in preventative health through community outreach. Black churches know the needs of the congregation and the community best and have their trust. There is a high incidence of high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and heart disease in the African American population. Several studies have found that the church can be an important conduit through which to inform racial/ethnic minorities about preventive health care. Partnership between faith and health alliances are encouraged. Collaboration with health agencies to provide culturally sensitive services for African Americans and clergy is essential.

Story of Handy Brittingham/Britman

Submitted by Ira Brittingham
Corporal Handy Brittingham/Britman, (1838-1911) Emancipated Slave, Civil War Soldier, Farmer
Handy Brittingham/Britman was born into slavery in (1838-40)Worcester County Maryland, near Berlin. His mother’s name was Liddy Brittingham according to his death certificate, and his father is listed as Edward Duncan. Handy was emancipated from slavery by his owner Ephraim W. Brittingham upon the condition that he be enlisted into the United States Colored Troops, Ninth Regiment Infantry Company G. Maryland Volunteers, on November 18th, 1863. This information is contained in his deed of manumission on file at the Worcester County Courthouse in Snow Hill, Maryland. Handy’s owner was paid $300 for his enlistment, and two other slaves he enlisted at the same time in Berlin Md.

Before Rosa, Martin, Malcolm and Barack there was Jackie

by Al Alatunji
Before Rosa Parks stood up for justice and equality by demanding that she remain seated; before Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King had his dream of the Beloved Community; before Malcolm X indicted white racist America in the harshest terms for its crimes against Blacks and humanity; and before President Barack Obama walked into his office to sit behind his desk in the Oval Office of the White House and declared “Yes we can, yes we can,” Jackie Roosevelt Robinson took his bat and with a mighty swing delivered a permanent and lethal blow to America’s apartheid system of Jim Crow. He took the field for freedom, justice and equality, and played aggressively and courageously for the advancement of Black people.
In 1947 when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier becoming the first Black ball player to play major league baseball in the modern age, Black America and White America were forced to envision not just Blacks playing next to whites on ball fields, but Blacks obtaining greater civil and human rights, more fully integrating all aspects of American society. His was an opening inning of a long tumultuous struggle which would take Blacks from being mere almost invisible spectators to active players from the bedroom to boardrooms, from living room televisions to lunch and dinner counters in public facilities.

The Nubian News Talks With
Mayor Reed Gusciora

by Bernard Shabazz
There was a big crowd at Starbucks the morning TNN met with Mayor Gusciora in January.
Mayor: The Starbucks here in downtown Trenton helps generate customers for surrounding businesses. Customers discover the other businesses and restaurants in the vicinity.
TNN followed up with the mayor about public safety in Trenton.
TNN: It’s good that 12 Trenton police have been promoted to lieutenant and sergeant. It’s not so good that Trenton is not ready to accept a woman as a chief of police. Although there are 212 female police chiefs throughout the country including Cathy Lanier, Police Chief of metropolitan Washington DC.

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How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World: A Review | Black Agenda Report

How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World: A Review

The U.S. military state overthrows democratically-elected governments that it deems to be a threat to corporate interests.

“There is plenty of evidence that the United States is the most depraved and dangerous “meddler” in the affairs of other nations that history has ever known.”

Dan Kovalik is a labor and human rights lawyer, but most of all he is an anti-imperialist and an author of three books. Kovalik’s first two books tackled the specific US war drives against Russia and Iran. His third installment, The Plot to Control the World: How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World, addresses the broad scope of US election meddling abroad. The book provides much needed political and ideological life support to an anti-war movement in the U.S that has been rendered nearly invisible to the naked eye.

Source: How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World: A Review | Black Agenda Report

Murphy relaxes rules for hair braiders

Natural hair braiders will no longer be required to face the expense of securing a cosmetology license under a law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy this week, but will still face state oversight.

The measure, A3754, will create a limited license for hair braiding businesses and reduces the required training from 1,200 hours to 40 or 50.

NJ Creates new license for Hair Braiders

December 21, 2018 Edition of The Nubian News

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The Black Church In Trenton
There are roughly 25 major Black churches in Trenton for the approximately 44,000 Black residents of the city. As with Black churches nationally, Black churches in Trenton are primarily female in attendance. The males who attend are under 14 years of age or over 60. Adult women over 40 are the backbone of the church.
Traditionally, Black churches in Trenton, for the most part, have been sideline spectators as it relates to civil rights, community and political activism. During the civil rights era, Black churches in Trenton gave little if any support to the movement.

Good Luck & Goodbye, Nancy Wilson
he year 2018 has claimed still another legendary Black songstress, this time jazz singer Nancy Wilson,
who covered everything from jazz standards to “Little Green Apples” and in the 1960s alone, released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard’s pop charts.

El Festival de la Familia en Trenton fue un Éxito
TRENTON-Cientos de padres de familia junto a sus hijos e hijas llegaron hasta la escuela Hedgepeth-Williams el pasado sábado 8 de diciembre para aprovechar los distintos recursos que ofrecían las decenas de organizaciones que participaron en el primer Festival de la Familia que organiza Tammy Murphy esposa del actual gobernador de Nueva Jersey Phil Murphy.
La primera dama del estado inauguró el evento y se dio tiempo para conversar y tomarse fotos con el público que asistió desde temprano en la mañana hasta las dos de la tarde. Murphy señaló que el objetivo de hacer esta serie de Festivales es con el fin de ayudar a que las familias de bajos recursos puedan tener acceso a la atención médica y recursos para ayudar en la educación de los niños. “Queremos hacer esto no solo en Trenton, sino en todo el estado de Nueva Jersey” dijo Murphy. Agradeció a cada una de las organizaciones que apoyaron con su participación.

La inseguridad en Centroamérica es extrema-joven está vivo de  milagro
TRENTON-Una familia hispana acaba de llegar de Guatemala a Trenton con muy poco o nada, como la mayoría de inmigrantes centroamericanos. Sin embargo la situación de esta familia es extrema ya que Walter Jeobany Samayoa Del Cid, padre de familia de 34 años de edad está vivo de milagro. El y su familia tuvieron que dejar Guatemala tras ser atacado a balazos por un antisocial que de repente asomó en una motocicleta y le disparó al rostro sin mediar palabra. Un total de 16 tiros le descargó, 6 de esas balas impactaron su cuerpo, el resto pudo evitar mientras se defendía y huía del lugar, según manifiesta en una entrevista para este medio de comunicación.

“Don’t Touch My Hair!”
May I have that, please?
That’s what you say when you want something, and people are impressed by your manners. You’re a kid who never just takes, you always ask first because you want the same kind of manners back. But in the new book “Don’t Touch My Hair!” by Sharee Miller, you might have to ask for them, too.
Aria loved her hair.

Kwanzaa
In 1966, the only “indigenous non-heroic Black holiday in the United States” was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga, the founder and chairman of the Black nationalist organization, “US”, and a professor of political science in California. The ideas and conceptions of Kwanzaa developed out of the system of social and political thought of Kawaida (tradition and reason), also developed by Dr. Karenga.
The word KWANZAA is derived from the Swahili word “KWANZA”, which means “first” and is part of the phrase Matunda Ya Kwanza (first fruits). Dr. Karenga added the extra “a” to the word.
Kwanzaa is an adaptation of the African celebration of harvest time, when traditionally the community gathered to celebrate the fruits of its labor. Cele­brating Kwanzaa is one way in which African Americans can continually build and foster positive social, eco­nomic, emotional and spiritual growth in every aspect of our lives. It is a cultural awakening.
The NGUZO SABA (the Seven Principles) represent the “minimum set of principles by which Black people must live in order to begin to receive and reconstruct our history and lives
Kwanzaa begins on December 26 and ends on January 1. Each day of Kwanzaa represents one of the Nguzo Saba

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MALLENCE BART WILLIAMS: “AFRICA SUFFERS OF A VIRUS THAT NEEDS TO BE CURED:’EUROPEAN INFLUENCIA’

Mallence Bart-Williams was born in Cologne (Germany) from a German mother and a Sierra-Leonese father. Her father, Gaston Bart-Wiliams, was a writer activist and the first film director of Sierra Leone. After the ten year long civil war in Sierra-Leone, she was finally able to revisit to her father’s country in 2008, where she met street children from the notorious Lion Base Gang. She felt compelled to do Something and eventually founded the creative collective Folorunsho with 21 street kids. Their design collaborations were sold internationally and with the proceeds the kids were able to go to school and pay for school fees accommodation, etc… Mallence is a multifaceted creative social entrepreneur and has explored the realms of writing, publishing, film making, creative direction and fashion design among other things. She pursued her studies in economics and finance in Paris, Singapore, and Great Britain. Today she lives and works  across the globe, producing an all-natural cosmetics line in Asia, runs an educational fund for orphans in Sierra Leone and works with Young innovators from the African continent.

Source: MALLENCE BART WILLIAMS: “AFRICA SUFFERS OF A VIRUS THAT NEEDS TO BE CURED:’EUROPEAN INFLUENCIA’

Solar-powered school bags changing Cote d’Ivoire’s education

“No child should study in the dark”: Solar-powered school bags changing Cote d’Ivoire’s education
By  on November 1, 2018 — Evariste Akoumian, a 37-year-old Ivorian, invented the “Solarpak”, a schoolbag with a solar panel and a lamp, to improve the education of young schoolchildren from rural, non-electrified areas. Using the lamp, children can now comfortably study after dark.

Source: Solar-powered school bags changing Cote d’Ivoire’s education

November 9, 2018 Edition of The Nubian News

Stop the Killing

Interview with Mayor Gusciora in next edition

Sam Frisby’s 50th Birthday

The November 9th Edition of The Nubian News