Friday, December 9, 2022

Can Claims Of Reverse Racism Be Defused In A Parable?

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Charges of Reverse Racism Are
Answered With My Parable On Bullying
Promoting Clera’s Creative Gifts Drove Someone To Accuse Me Of Reverse Racism

By Kamau Austin, Publisher The Black News Scoop

As you know our publications have a goal to help Black businesses, community organizations, and cultural organizations raise awareness so they can be financed or supported by our community.  We can't expect others to support us if we can't support ourselves.

We aim to do the opposite of mainstream media and show the positive things that our people do in our communities especially to advance and enhance our neighbors.  However, there are times where conservative whites or others try to use our civil rights terminology and language against us by charging "reverse racism" when we advance Black organizations and causes.

I like to deal with data and facts.  However, recently I felt like giving parables or a storied analogy to someone who accused me of reverse racism for promoting a Black holiday gift-wrapping business Clera’s Creative Gifts during the Christmas Holidays.  This business  uses afrocentric and Black images for their gift wrapping products.

Below is the parable I shared with them...

Sunday, December 4, 2022

See How nZinga Austin is creating her own Metaverse 3D Animations

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nZinga Austin Excells in 3D Animation and Art

nZinga Austin, the Co-publisher of AMS Digital's Scoop Publications is becoming a media leader in her own right.  In addition to her highly regarded singing, acting, and writing skills, she is developing into a talented artist in 3D digital art and animation.

nZinga is acclaimed for being the Community and Events Editor for AMS' Black News Scoop and Southeast Queens Scoop.  The young artist has received community awards from New York City area community organizations and political leaders.

She is looking to take Scoop Publications into the entertainment and 3D media industry.  Recently nZinga finished her 1st documentary called "nZinga's Spectrum in 3D."


Saturday, December 3, 2022

Sugamama, Makes History As The First Ever 18-Inch Black Superhero Doll

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ENTREPRENEUR/ DESIGNER CREATES SUGAMAMA, THE FIRST EVER 18-INCH BLACK SUPERHERO DOLL

Shaneisha Dodson, founder and CEO of a popular Black-owned retail platform for kids called Brilliant Girl, has launched the Sugamama doll, the world's first 18-inch Black superhero doll. She says that her company's goal with all of its designs is to create more representation for black girls in the toy industry.

According to Shaneisha, when she was growing up, she was not able to find many dolls that represented her or carried the cultural characteristics of her people. In a mission to change that narrative, Brilliant Girl has now launched a line of dolls that carry exciting backstories and come with various clothing options to make playtime interactive and fun.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Get The Scoop On This Respected Biblical University Honoring Top Christian Leaders And Luminaries UPLifting Their Communities.

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Leaders Esteem Christian Bible University President Dr. Verna Caddie Announces Honorary Doctorate Graduation & Second Annual Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony in Houston, Texas

Dr. Verna Caddie, President of Leaders Esteem Christian Bible University,  announces Honorary Doctorate Graduation & Second Annual Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony in Houston, Texas.

The Honorees will include Jody Watley, Yolanda Adams, Erica Campbell, Michael Colyar, Paul Anthony, TS Madison, Farrah Franklin, Kimberly and Keyondra Lockett, Fred Hammond, Yolanda "Yo-Yo" Whitaker and many more exceptional leaders!

Leaders Esteem Christian Bible University's President Verna Caddie, announced honorary doctorate graduation and the Second Annual Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony to be held Sunday December 4, 2022 at Sans Sauci Ballroom, 26511 Tx-249 in Tomball, Texas (in the Houston area).

The much-anticipated ceremony will include the university's honorary doctorate graduation saluting the following honorees:
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Erica Campbell
  • Marshall Thompson
  • Paul Anthony
  • Michael Colyar
  • Farrah Franklin
  • TS Madison
  • Mary Griffin
  • Kimberly and Keyondra Lockett
  • Fred Hammond
  • Funky Larry Jones
  • Yolanda"Yo-Yo" Whitaker, and many more...
Iconic singer and songwriter Jody Watley will be recognized with special presentations from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and State Representative Ron Reynolds.  Also Dr. Verna Caddie, President of Leaders Esteem Christian Bible University, will be awarding the Doctorate Of Philosophy in Humanitarianism Awards to honorees.


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

See How Lorna D. Cheatham, Founder of Clera’s Creative Gifts, Makes A Statement With Her Black-Owned Gift Wrapping Paper Company

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LORNA D. CHEATHAM CREATES AFROCENTRIC GIFT-WRAPPING PAPER BRAND THAT'S TRULY MAKING MEMORABLE HOLIDAY IMPRESSIONS


Lorna D. Cheatham, is the founder and CEO of Clera’s Creative Gifts, a Black-owned gift-wrapping paper and gift bag brand that is known for its unique Afrocentric-themed designs. A certified Women’s Business Enterprise, Lorna started her Detroit-based company in 2018 with the goal to bring jobs back to her city for disadvantaged, abused women of color and returning citizens.

Lorna, who is originally from Nashville, Tennessee, was one of twelve siblings in her family. She comments, “Birthdays was always a special time for her family, although they didn’t receive a lot; they cherished what they got.”

At the tender young age of nine, her mother, Clera, was unfortunately taken away. Luckily, they were left with many of her precious memories, which is why she decided to name her company after her mother; it was her way of keeping her memory alive.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Discover How Congressman Joe DioGuardi Brings Racial Justice to U.S. Military Awards Helping Blacks Be Awarded The Medal of Honor

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A CONGRESSMAN’S LIFE-LONG FIGHT TO BRING RACIAL JUSTICE TO THE US MILITARY AWARDS OF THE MEDAL OF HONOR


November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States. There is no higher award or honor that military heroes can receive than the Medal of Honor.

Yet, it is striking that until April 24, 1991, out of a total of 3,417 Medals of Honor awarded to American service members, only 77 were given to African Americans, but none of these were given to African Americans who had served in World Wars I and II.

This dire statistic changed on April 24, 1991, when the first Medal of Honor was bestowed, posthumously, upon a black American hero of World War I, Sgt. Freddie Stowers of South Carolina, who heroically sacrificed his life in France on September 28, 1918, at the age of 21. At that White House ceremony in 1991, President George H. W. Bush praised the heroism of Sgt. Stowers and twice thanked former Congressman Joe DioGuardi of New York for his efforts to make it happen.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Learn How Insightful Thinker And Writer Ancestor Dr. Charles L. Singleton Made Invaluable Contributions To Our Community Blogs

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In Memoriam: Giving Thanks For The Soulful Work & Spirit Of Dr. Charles L. Singleton

 "Honoring The Life And Media Contributions OF
Dr. Charles L. Singleton"

Reflections by Publishers Kamau and nZinga Austin, with tributes also by Tolson Banner and JV Howard, Op-Ed Contributors to the Black News Scoop, and Scoop News Blogs.

Get An Overview With Our Intro Tribute Video Below...


Dr. Charles L. Singleton, was a great inspiring and insightful person and contributor to many things.  He was a professional athlete, educational consultant, Purple Heart Awardee, creative and insightful writer, progressive authorFundraiser for Elizabeth City College and HBCU causes.  He was of course a mentor and inspirational presence for many people and organizations.

We, at the Scoop Publications, have been honored to have shared ideas, been a vehicle for his writing genius, and helped him raise (the last he related to me) over $75,000 for charitable causes.  I can sense that Ancestor Singleton's, soulful presence is still with us.  I feel Doc. Singleton, as we would affectionately refer to him, would want us to continue to be a truthful resource showcasing the striving for Black economic, business, and social empowerment. 

Dr. Charles L. Singleton, was one of the greatest supporters of AMS Digital's Scoop News Blogs.  It is hard to describe the awesome contribution Dr. Singleton made to our publication.  We at AMS Digital and Scoop Publications extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Singleton's family...

For me, Kamau Austin, Publisher of AMS Digital and Scoop News blogs, Dr. Charles Singleton or Chuck Singleton as he called himself, was a priceless mentor, coach, content contributor, Op-Ed writer, and supporter. His involvement will be greatly missed however I can feel the presence of Ancestor Chuck Singleton urging us at the Scoop news blogs to continue and don't quit our editorial mission
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Doc. Singleton was not only into serious research and study but he also blessed us with topics as diverse as the Black hair care industryhistoric Black women, aging, outstanding Black fishermen, gun violenceBlack history, COVID-19 and even hip hop.  These are just a small sample of the topics he ventured into for our publications.

To see an overview of his dozens of articles click on the following links on the Black News Scoop and the Southeast Queens ScoopMy daughter nZinga Austin, an award winning community media editor, animator, singer, and advocate for our people on the autism spectrum shares her reflections about Dr. Singleton below.

nZinga Austin - Dr. Singleton was a good man that supported our scoop publications.  He started writing in our flagship publication the SoutheastQueensScoop.com and later was more featured in his favorite the Black News Scoop.

He was a very dedicated contributor and supporter who helped us quite a lot.  He also wrote a lot about his family. My favorite articles from him is when he wrote books for black education. He was also a promising Football player.

He had a doctor's degree in education. He wrote books for children so their parents can help their children be successful.

He was also a teacher in Southeast Queens, New York. I heard he also taught schools in Georgia, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York.

He believed you should teach children so they can keep the world going forward. He was also into teaching about aging and fitness. He also helped older people to exercise.  Next we share the the memories of our Op-Ed Contributor JV Howard.

JV Howard - It is often hard to find the right words at a time like this but it was words that Dr. Singleton use to enlighten, inform, inculcate, and motivate his audience across a myriad of issues. He implored us to read between the lines of the pages of life for clarity, for understanding, and for growth.

He was a informative writer with his pen and an educator at heart. Dr. Singleton has certainly left the universe in a better place than the way he found it. May he Rest in Peace.  Another of our Op-Ed Contributors Tolson Banner shares his memories of Dr. Charles L. Singleton.

Tolson Banner - I never met Dr.Singleton face to face.  I met him through the cosmic connection of words: a word to word meeting - if you will.

I started reading his prolific/insightful column and I became transfixed each time I met him in words.  His writings always nudged me to readjust my aperture - always giving me additional clarity for my eyesight!

Usually our mourning on a loss loved one focuses on us. Dr.Singleton, taught me to readjust my aperture always - in this readjustment there is no loss instead another ancestor on the other side to watch over and guide us on our spiritual journey in this life.

Monday, November 14, 2022

New Black Superhero Animated Series Reveals Beautiful Complexities of Black Boys

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CREATOR OF NEW BLACK SUPERHERO ANIMATED SERIES REVEALS BEAUTIFUL COMPLEXITIES OF BLACK BOYS

Yaba Baker, Founder and President of Just Like Me World, has launched a new animation studio producing half-hour cartoons and animated movies featuring Black characters as superheroes, princesses, and action heroes based on their popular books Super CJ and Princess Briana.

How many decades have Black parents complained that there aren’t enough cartoons or animated movies that feature Black characters for their children? Well, Black parents do not have to worry about this any longer.

Baker, who created the Super CJ and Princess Briana characters, comments, “We are taking the concepts of authentic representation, Pixar-like storytelling, and social-emotional tools that we have in our books and bringing those same concepts to life in our new animated projects. Our first animated episode will premiere on our Just Like Me TV YouTube channel in early 2023 is Super CJ.”

Friday, November 4, 2022

Checkout How Op-ed Contributor Tolson Banner Analyzes Kanye West's Controversial White Lives Matter Statement

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WHEN WHITE LIVES MATTER T-SHIRTS MATTER THE MOST

On a runway in Paris White Lives Matter T-shirts were showcased by international models, conservative/right-wing radio personality Candace Owens and business mogul Kanye West aka Ye. According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) this slogan has a direct correlation with antisemitic beliefs held by the Ku Klux Klan and other white hate groups. In light of this, it was determined by the ADL the wearing of this T-shirt must cease and desist - post haste!

Before we could blink our eyes,  all hell was released  with the force of a jack hammer to smash this slogan and anyone in proximity to the concrete.  Kanye was now front and center on the antisemitic stage.  Candance Owens got ghost!

Kanye actually believed his First Amendment rights were being abrogated not to mention stifling his creativity.  Ye declared he was going “DEFCON 3 on Jews.” 
According to Webster’s definition, DEFCON 3 means force readiness increased above normal levels.  Under this warning, the military will have 15 minutes prior to launching operations.  You mean Ye has a standing army?  Kanye says this was a reference to expose the control of Black culture by Jews.  He says his remarks were never meant to promote violence against anyone or group.

United States Black Chambers, Inc. Names New York State's Largest Black Chamber LIAACC Spoke of the Month August 2022

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The Long Island African American Chamber Of Commerce (LIAACC) Is Named Spoke Of The Month By US Black Chambers, Inc.

United States Black Chambers, Inc. names New York State's largest black chamber LIAACC, Spoke of the Month August 2022. The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. serves the four counties of Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk.

The USBC Community Economic Development Corporation (USBC CEDC), providing services to the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. was awarded $5 million from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Community Navigator Pilot Program.

The grant, awarded to 51 applicants nationally, is part of a $100 million initiative to help reduce the barriers that underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs face in accessing the programs and services that they need.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Preparing Black Scholars to Be Doctors

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MEET THE FOUNDER WHOSE PROGRAM PREPARES BLACK SCHOLARS TO BECOME DOCTORS


Nationwide — Dr. Lisa K. Brown is the founder of Perfected Papers Plus, specializing in helping doctoral candidates complete the dissertation process. In November of 2022, Perfected Papers Plus will host a Dissertation Writer’s Retreat, offering a professional dissertation editing, coaching, and mental wellness program to support Black Doctoral candidates through the most rigorous part of their requirements.

Black scholars obtaining their doctorate reflected roughly 5% of all scholars completing doctoral programs in the past few years, despite the wide reporting of the rising number of Black women obtaining their Master’s degree while facing the same disparities prevalent in our nation’s educational systems.