Letter from the Editor in Chief – September 2017 – Winner and losers

Hello guys,

I hope that all who went to Manchester Pride, London and Leeds carnivals had an entertaining weekend. For the rest of you lot, let’s hope you entertained yourselves. (and the kids – for the parents and guardians out there).

Congratulations to all students who achieved the exam results they needed. Whether in GCSE, NVQ’s, Foundation courses or A-Level. For those who are disappointed with their result remember this: ‘Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”’ – Audrey Hepburn.

Congratulations to everybody from ‘The Nubian Times’; those who sat their exams and we know no matter what, you all will achieve great things.

Well, who watched the big fight? Apparently talk is cheap and so is being a sore loser.
I know there are going to be a lot of people who will say that’s not nice. But to you guys I will say it’s nice to be nice. The racial slurs that came out of Connor McGregor’s mouth to Floyd Mayweather were shocking and offensive. He got defeated so that’s that!

What I will say in his defence, although he doesn’t really deserve it. Is that, he put up a good fight. But stop making excuses as to why you got ‘taken to school’ in the art of beatings. And embarrassing beatings at that.

There are so many natural and manmade disasters recently. From mass genocide happening in Rohingya in Burma to hurricanes in America and the Caribbean. Add to that the hydrogen bomb test fired by North Korea. A leading North Korean diplomat Han Tae-song actually said the bombs were ‘a gift package addressed to none other than the US’. Tae-song added that ‘The US will receive more gift packages from my country.  As long as it relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK’. Sigh! When or how will this end? Where is the love!

There are many in authority that could make a change. But much prefer to let the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Let us be very wary about what’s happening in the US. Even hardcore Trump supporters are saying he could be impeached for over five allegations of misconduct and wrongdoing. The most famous of which is the claim of the Russians fixing the election in Trump favour. He has also made America a breeding ground for racism. Also bigotry, sexism, homophobia as well corruption and hatred of anything different.

Congratulations to Serena Williams and Alex Ohanian on the birth of their baby girl. Let’s hope the new arrival dons her tennis gear to continue her mother’s bright legacy in court.

Colin Jackson came out! Yes, he finally admits he is gay. Come on, who really didn’t know? All this and more in print in this month’s edition of ‘The Nubian Times’.

To all you young ones, have a great first day back and to all those who are starting a new school, “Trust me, you got this. Go and do you”.

Until next month, stay safe.

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