“PRAY FOR BARACK OBAMA”
by Martha Trowbridge, blogging at Terrible Truth
Copyright © 2011 Martha Trowbridge. All Rights Reserved.
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(Nov. 17, 2011) — Today, Terrible Truth escorts you through the actual ‘Obama Birth Narrative’.
Don your hard hat and safety goggles. Pack plenty of aspirin. Once the lies start flying, it’s going to be rough going.
For the Truth is: there is no such person as Stanley Ann Dunham.
“Stanley Ann Dunham” was invented to hide the girl that “Barack Obama” judged America would never accept as the mother of a President. A 1950′s girl whose behavior, politics, and lifestyle wouldn’t find much approval, even today.
“Obama’s” real birth narrative isn’t set in an exotic American outpost. It’s got nothing to do with a corn-bred girl from Kansas, transplanted to Seattle, then once again uprooted, to be set in the soil of Hawaii.
It’s got nothing to do with a bigamous Kenyan, or college classmates engaging in sexual relations. No hasty marriage happened, in Hawaii or anywhere, once baby Bâri′ was conceived.
“Obama’s” real birth narrative runs like this:
Once upon a time, in the late 1950’s, a teenage girl from the Bronx – who was bright, rebellious and willful – fell head-over-heels for a charismatic, handsome, older man.
Her name was Jo Ann Newman.
It’s as simple as that.
However, she was white. He was black. She was single. He was married. She was a teenage ‘infidel’ ‘townie’. He was a Muslim Minister.
It’s as complicated as all this.
Despite her intelligence, teenage Jo Ann Newman was understandably naïve. She likely didn’t comprehend what she was getting herself into.
Unhappy in marriage, thirty-something Malcolm X was flattered by young Jo Ann’s devotion. He likely didn’t anticipate the far-reaching consequences of their sexual relationship.
He surely would not have predicted that half a century later, America would be engaged in digging up details about the son born of his relations with young Jo Ann.
But life has a way of yielding the unpredictable.
Especially when the energy invested is considerable – like Jo Ann’s investment in Malcolm.
If you want to get to the Truth, ask anyone who knew Malcolm back then. Were Manning Marable with us still, now that her name is no longer a secret, you might even get it from him.
Back then, Jo Ann was no secret. Everywhere she could, youthful Jo Ann Newman tagged alongside Malcolm. Not one speech or gathering could she bear to miss. New York or elsewhere, whenever, wherever possible, Jo Ann followed Malcolm. You might even say that during those years, Jo Ann Newman lived through him. Most times, when Malcolm was speaking, out in the crowd, there was Jo Ann. The stars in her eyes, the pride in her heart, the hope in her soul, tried as he might to resist, proved irresistible to Malcolm. Steady when he was fickle, dependable when he strayed, buoyant when he was down, Jo Ann was totally devoted to Malcolm and his cause – especially when he himself doubted. From the moment they met, til the moment he died, and eternally beyond, always, Jo Ann Newman was there for Malcolm X Shabazz. Cheering him on. Bolstering him up. Admiring, encouraging, and most of all, loving him – without conditions or expectations.
Malcolm was Jo Ann’s forever-and-ever-true-love – even when she tried to prove to herself he wasn’t.
From their interactions sprang an ‘improbable love’, as often characterized by their son Bâri′. A dynamic, idolizing – idolized, once-in-a-million-lifetimes love.
Because their relationship brought to birth “Barack Obama”, Jo Ann’s and Malcolm’s love will forever be framed as legendary. An un-erasable theme in the Malcolm X saga; painful to many, understandably, yet an integral part of who Malcolm the man was – often contradictory, often perplexing, oh so public yet oh so private.
I’ll leave to another post Jo Ann Newman’s close biological relationship to another American legend: radical activist Fred [Frederick] “Delano” Newman, who died this past July. Ditto, her ties with Sanford Newman of Project Vote. Enough is enough for one sitting.
Today, let’s keep our focus upon Jo Ann. How pained she was by Malcolm’s tragic death.
And what she wrote about it.
Jo Ann Newman’s Tribute To A Black Man was published less than one month after Malcolm’s assassination, on 20 March 1965 in New York’s Amsterdam News, a prominent black weekly newspaper.
It is here, America, for history to directly witness in her heartfelt words, that Jo Ann Newman boldly and openly memorialized her love for and devotion to the father of Bâri′ M. Shabazz [a.k.a. Barack Obama] – Malcolm X Shabazz.
Tribute To A Black Man was duly recorded in the F.B.I. files on Malcolm X.
The F.B.I., since 1953, ever-trailing Malcolm X.
The F.B.I., surely aware of Jo Ann Newman’s romantic relationship with Malcolm X.
Aware – and mindful – enough of their involvement, to add to their Malcolm X Files the eulogy Jo Ann published one month after Malcolm’s assassination.
Tribute To A Black Man is not only one of the few ’boutique’ newspaper articles included in the F.B.I.’s Malcolm X post-assassination files, it is the only personal testament written by a woman that the F.B.I. recorded.
Recall, in this blog’s foundational post “Saps, Stool Pigeons And Stanley Ann’s Hair” [http://terribletruth.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/saps-stool-pigeons-and-stanley-anns-hair/] that Malcolm’s teenage lover was seated in the front row at the time of his assassination.
Could Jo Ann Newman be one of the names redacted in Malcolm’s F.B.I. files, as someone questioned?
Could she be the female who, within days of his death, provided the F.B.I. with details about upcoming events in honor of Malcolm – including the “TRIBUTE” scheduled before his funeral?
Recall, as well, that Malcolm X’s eyeglasses – missing at the scene of his assassination – seem to have re-surfaced on the nose of “Barack Obama”. [http://terribletruth.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/another-cold-case-file-closed-malcolm-xs-missing-eyeglasses/]
Is it any wonder that the F.B.I. had their eye on Little Miss Jo Ann Newman?
Are we to now wonder whether, when vetting Presidential Candidate “Obama”, the F.B.I. was complicit in his family-of-origin coverup – or worse, unaware of his lineage?
Read the rest here.