HERO OF THE MONTH (March): Ty’Sheoma Bethea

By | March 18, 2009

by Brian A. Wilkins
3/18/2009 (links and photos updated January 6, 2020)

Ty’Sheoma Bethea, 14, is the FIRST OP-NAT Hero of the Month.

DILLON, SOUTH CAROLINA — The story of Miss Ty’Sheoma Bethea is so heartwarming and so indicative of a new era of black American youth. She inspired us to create a new category of blog entries: Hero of the Month.


This young, intelligent black teenager exhausted every remedy needed for success. She wrote a letter to Congress telling them about the structural problems at J.V. Martin Junior High. Her school was built in 1896 and it’s age is certainly showing. The letter ultimately reached First Lady Michelle Obama’s desk and the rest is history.

Ty’Sheoma’s middle school, like far too many other schools in predominantly Nubian American neighborhoods, is inadequate and frankly unsuitable as a learning environment for kids. The roof leaks, the heaters barely work, and the equipment is from the 1960s. She figured since gigantic corporations who, in her words, “already have enough money” are getting federal funds to fix themselves, than J.V. Martin Junior High should have access to those funds as well.

Of course Euro-American media prefer focusing on inbred South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. He pledged not to spend a dime on educating black kids in the state.

Really, what do you expect from inbred Confederate GOP people? Sanford knows that if too many “blacks” get an adequate education, there may be more of these “Barack the Magic Negros” that cause he and his buddies’ mass phallic shrinkage.

Ty’Sheoma is an inspiration to American kids and our country’s future. She is already brilliant and ready to make a huge impact on the world with the education she’s getting from her current school. Who knows if anything tangible will come from her efforts. But just imagine if Ty’Sheoma attended an adequate school. Regardless, she’s well on her way to success after being educated in a third-world shack.

Keep it up sister girl. I look forward to helping your campaign for President in 2030.

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