Monday, February 18, 2019

Wisconsin Black Caucus Takes Back Vote on AJR8


MILWAUKEE COURIER — By Nyesha Stone February 18, 2019

The Wisconsin Black Caucus is standing its ground and taking away its vote of support concerning the Republican’s decision to not honor Milwaukee native Colin Kaepernick. This decision was made as a part of its resolution to honor the state’s influential Black Americans during Black History Month.

Originally, the Caucus’ proposed resolution, Assembly Joint Resolution 8, listed Kaepernick’s name. The Caucus included his name to honor him through its resolution, which aimed to recognize this year’s Black History Month in Wisconsin.However, the Majority Leader of the Wisconsin State Assembly Jim Steinke said the Assembly wouldn’t consider the resolution unless Kaepernick’s name was removed, according to State Representative Lakesha Myers. Read more

Tracy Morgan @ Steel-Stacks February 23, 2019



For mature audiences only!

Tracy Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field. Starring for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning “30 Rock,” Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as “Tracy Jordan,” the unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey) hit variety show, “TGS with Tracy Jordan.”

At the beginning of 2016, he headlined a nationwide stand-up tour titled Picking Up the Pieces which culminated in his newest stand up special, Staying Alive, which is now streaming globally on Netflix. Morgan is also currently starring in and executive producing his TBS show The Last O.G. Additionally, Morgan received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016!

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CELEBRATING 191 YEARS OF THE BLACK PRESS


Educational Excellence Awards Feb 28th 2019


Coard: Should Blacks challenge Black candidates more than white ones?

Michael Coard
Feb 15, 2019 Updated Feb 17, 2019

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., left, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., confer before questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. — AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

You’ve seen the numerous news clips of presidential candidates Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Cory Booker. In reaction, many of you rolled your eyes and then rolled up your sleeves and began writing furiously on social media about their failure to act and talk Black until they recently declared their candidacy.


But very few — or nearly none — of you wrote or even said anything about Julian Castro, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobucher, Elizabeth Warren, or any other non-Black big name declared candidate. Why is that? And is that a good thing or a bad thing? I’m not sure, so I’ll list the good and the bad and you decide which is more persuasive.

Here’s why such Black-on-Black political challenging is good:

It’s good because it weeds out the traitors. And a “friend” can do more harm than a foe. In other words, a traitor defeats you from the inside at the planning stage before you even face the enemy outside on the battlefield. Accordingly, Black voters need to make sure Black elected officials don’t strengthen so-called white supremacy by putting a Black face on it.


It’s much easier for Black officials to hurt us than it is for white officials. What I mean is if Black officials oppose affirmative action, minimum wage increase, prosecution of brutal cops, easier voting access, or civil rights, it appears non-racist. But if white officials oppose any of that, it’s obvious that it’s racist.  Read more here:

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Celebrating the National Negro Congress



Feb 15, 2019 by Paul A. Ransom

The National Negro Congress was established in 1936, (in memory of Bishop Richard Allen) to “secure the right of the negro people to be free from Jim Crowism, segregation, discrimination, lynching and mob violence” and to “promote the spirit of unity and cooperation between Negro and white people.”

It was conceived as a national coalition of churches, labor and civil rights organizations that would coordinate protest action in the face of deteriorating economic conditions for blacks.

The National Negro Congress was the culmination of the communist party’s Depression-era effort to unite black and white workers and intellectuals in the fight for racial justice and marked the apex of communist party prestige in African-American communities.


In 1815, Pennsylvania Abolition Society supported Richard Allen of the Bethel Baptist Church in their successful battle against takeover by the white Methodist leadership. Pennsylvania Abolition society was listed along with Allen in the certificate that formally transferred ownership of the property on which Bethel stood.

As early as 1688, four German Quakers in Germantown near Philadelphia protested slavery in a resolution that condemned the “traffic of Men-body.” Read more here

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Join the team at Northampton Community College!


Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020

Positions Currently Open

Full time:

Chef-Culinary Operations
Executive Director-Human Resources
Systems Developer/Analyst

Part time:

Custodian/Grounds
Substitute Culinary Associate (Chef) Instructors
Adjunct teaching positions (various)


Other positions also available include adjunct instructors, regular part-time, and various pool positions. Applicant pools are reviewed for these positions as necessary.

Candidates are encouraged to visit our careers site, as postings are subject to change.

Northampton Community College serves more than 35,000 students a year at the Main Campus in Bethlehem, a branch campus in Tannersville, and the Fowler Family Southside Center in south Bethlehem.

The College is also one of the largest employers in the region with more than 1,700 full- and part-time employees. We offer a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits package for full-time employees, which includes health, dental, term life, long-term disability, retirement and educational assistance

To apply or for more information, visit our careers site at www.northampton.edu/jobs

NCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer”.

Black History Celebration @ the U, Sunday Feb 24th 4:00pm