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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

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

Egypt’s treasures to receive a new $1 billion home

The colossus of Ramses II was moved from downtown Cairo to the GEM site in 2006, and in January 2018 was transfered to its final resting place, in the atrium of the Grand Egyptian Museum.

The colossus of Ramses II was moved from downtown Cairo to the GEM site in 2006, and in January 2018 was transfered to its final resting place, in the atrium of the Grand Egyptian Museum. Credit: Dana Smillie

Costing more than $1 billion, the museum will re-house and restore some of the country’s most precious relics. Its expansive, glass-fronted building offers sweeping panoramas of the Giza plateau and Great Pyramids, which stand just two kilometers away.

Source: Egypt’s treasures to receive a new $1 billion home

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

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’

A glimmer of hope arises in Mumia Abu Jamal murder conviction

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In a packed courtroom on Aug. 30 at the Juanita Kidd Stout Criminal Justice Center before Judge Leon Tucker, Mr. Abu Jamal’s attorney Judith Ritter successfully argued that a May 5, 1988, letter from the office of then-District Attorney Ron Castille to a state representative discussing death penalty cases was important. Later, as a state Supreme Court justice, Mr. Castille was personally involved in the case.

He refused to disqualify himself when Mr. Jamal’s case came before the high court despite having been the Philadelphia district attorney during prior appeals. The United States Supreme Court ruled such conduct was unconstitutional.

Judge Tucker extended the period of discovery to allow the search for more evidence that may link  Justice Castille to the new document. The new court date for arguments is scheduled for Oct. 29

Source: A glimmer of hope arises in Mumia Abu Jamal murder conviction

In Tulsa, a century-old race massacre still haunts Black Wall Street

Olivia Hooker was 6 years old in 1921 — the year she witnessed the massacre. (Family photo)

Olivia Hooker, 103, poses at her White Plains home. Hooker is one of the last surviving witnesses of the Tulsa Race Massacre. (Michael Noble Jr. for The Washington Post

B.C. Franklin, a Greenwood lawyer and the father of famed historian John Hope Franklin, wrote a rare firsthand account of the massacre later donated to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

“The sidewalk was literally covered with burning turpentine balls,” he wrote. “For fully forty-eight hours, the fires raged and burned everything in its path and it left nothing but ashes and burned safes and trunks and the like that were stored in beautiful houses and businesses.”

On June 1, 1921, martial law was declared. Troops rounded up black men, women and children and detained them for days.

Source: In Tulsa, a century-old race massacre still haunts Black Wall Street – The Washington Post

Sugar Land: ‘A crime against humanity’ – Workers World

Sugar Land, Texas — “The ‘convict lease system’ was a crime against humanity. It began right after enslaved people won their freedom. People have made millions of dollars off the free labor of our enslaved and imprisoned ancestors,” said Kofi Taharka, national chair of the National Black United Front. As she spoke, she was standing across the street from the old Imperial Sugar factory.

Ninety-five graves were unearthed in Sugar Land this summer as construction workers were building a school on property sold to the school district by the Texas prison system

Source: Sugar Land: ‘A crime against humanity’ – Workers World

Source: The Mass Grave Beneath a Texas Suburb

Israel Argues It Can Annex Any Land, Defy Any International Law

Indeed, it is an open secret that Israel is set to completely annex the occupied West Bank. In July, UN official Michael Lynk warned:

After years of creeping Israeli de facto annexation of large swathes of the West Bank through settlement expansion, the creation of closed military zones and other measures, Israel appears to be getting closer to enacting legislation that will formally annex parts of the West Bank.”

Since Lynk’s warning, several bills seeking to essentially annex the West Bank have been introduced in the Israeli Knesset, such as a controversial bill that would allow Israeli Jewish citizens to purchase Palestinian land in “Area C” of the occupied West Bank, paving the way for its eventual incorporation into Israeli territory. Area C accounts for more than 60 percent of the West Bank’s total territory.

Source: Israel Argues It Can Annex Any Land, Defy Any International Law