Hundreds Gather to Remember 18-Year-Old Homicide Victim; Men Implored to End Violence

Anna Orso, Penn Live, August 26, 2014

It was a juxtaposition unlike any other.

In the background, joyous, upbeat music played over a loudspeaker, celebrating the life of Malik Tavon Stern-Jones. In the foreground was a mother, clad in white, hunched over the silver casket of her son, wailing.

Just an hour after the harrowing scene of Noni Stern mourning the loss of her 18-year-old, hundreds of young men gathered around the box where his body lie, the area surrounded by red and white flowers–the same colors of the balloons his closest family members released last week in his remembrance.

The men in the front of the church hugged each other, and were implored by Rev. Ronald Young “to do something”–to promise to end the violence.

“It stops now,” he said six times over.

More than 500 friends, family and loved ones gathered at the From the Heart church on 13th Street in Harrisburg Tuesday for Stern-Jones’ funeral. Just a few blocks away on Sumner Street in the Hall Manor public housing complex, Stern-Jones was found gunned down a week ago, sitting in the front seat of a car.

He was killed by a single shotgun wound to the neck. The boy charged with his murder is Niejea Stern, 15, who is facing charges of criminal homicide in connection with the killing. {snip}

According to relatives, Niejea Stern grew up a troubled child, serving several stints in juvenile detention centers for fighting. He had apparently escaped from employees at a local center just days before the homicide took place.

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Several relatives confirmed that Niejea Stern and Malik Stern-Jones were cousins, however, some said the two didn’t know they were related.

There are eight homicides on record in Harrisburg to-date in 2014, six of those–including Malik Stern-Jones–being from gun violence. Prosecutors and police have yet to release a motive in the case.

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Family members and close friends remembered Malik Stern-Jones through T-shirts and stories. His four children–Mai’Lani, Malik Jr., Ma’kye and Zyree–each under the age of 2, wore shirts that read on the back, “Long Live Daddy.”

The 18-year-old known by friends as “Leaky Mane” and “Grady,” was an avid basketball player and had a job as a laborer at an online pet food retailer based in Harrisburg.

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  • AmericanCitizen

    This 18 year old had 4 children under the age of 2? Can I call my bookie and bet that at least one will be killed by another African American before the age of 16, and 2 of the other 3 will be incarcerated by the same age? That seems like a safe bet, no?

    • Ghost of Galton

      Yes, but I would also have my bookie bet that the remaining child will be a high-school drop out dealing dope by age 16. Idiocracy, here we come!

    • 1stworlder

      yea but what would the odds be $101 for a $100.99 bet

    • Reverend Bacon

      Here’s a more sporting bet: when the 4 sprogs reach breeding age, will the government still offer such dysgenic enticements to ghetto black women to procreate? I hope not, but few of us seem to see how pernicious these policies are.

    • benvad

      You’ll have terrible odds.

  • Puggg

    Is this is a real story? It has to be, it’s too hilarious to be fake. If for nothing else, those black names.

    “It stops now,” he said six times over.

    This must be the 400th time this year that it has stopped now.

    Several relatives confirmed that Niejea Stern and Malik Stern-Jones were cousins, however, some said the two didn’t know they were related.

    A certain someone who is on a self imposed blogging vacation, though we’re going to get together over the weekend so that we can get on bikes and pop wheelies on top of the school to prison pipeline, keeps saying something like that. Because all these black men have all these kids by all these black women, and the other way around, sometimes they don’t know the IDs, you can get in a situation like this where two people are cousins (I presume they mean 1st cousins) and don’t even know it. So what if instead of being two men angry at each other, one of them was a woman and they hopped into bed? You have illegal incest and they don’t even know it, and then presumably 9 months later kids by that act.

    • Who Me?

      “So what if instead of being two men angry at each other, one of them was a woman and they hopped into bed? You have illegal incest and they don’t even know it, and then presumably 9 months later kids by that act.”
      ——————————–
      Judging by the current of of that demographic, it probably happens a lot more than anyone will admit. I read something somewhere a few months ago about some woman who found out (after his death) that her late husband was actually her father. Naturally this was a dark sister…

      • Nancy

        The inner-city school I taught at years ago had about 5 or 6 males impregnating the entire neighborhood, so all the kids in the school were related one way or another. I had a 5-year-old kindergarten student who had to wait for his “nephew” in the third grade to come to the classroom every afternoon and walk him home.

        I thought at first he was confused, and meant to say his “uncle” or even “cousin”.

        Nope. He was right. The third grade “nephew” explained to me the family tree, as it were.

        • Strider73

          “Why do you people always call each other ‘brutha’? . . . Half of you don’t know who your fathers are, so you just might be ‘bruthas.’ “

          Definitely the best dialogue from The Longest Yard (the original, with Burt Reynolds as Crewe and Eddie Albert as the warden). Nasty jokes are best when they’re true.

        • ElGringo

          Well a family tree like that certainly doesn’t give the evil White man any opportunity to tie any nooses on it.

    • APaige

      Sounds ‘Onion-ish’. Consider the headline: “18 year old killed by cousin who did not they were related. Victim leaves behind four children under the age of 2.”
      It sounds so irrational and mathematically impossible.

      • Magician

        Nothing in that sentence sounds normal

    • bilderbuster

      People have been saying that for years and I know it just has to be true.
      In those huge projects the women are sleeping with who ever has the crack that night. Half brothers and sisters and fathers and daughters not knowing (or knowing) having sex all the time. Someone has to do DNA testing if it hasn’t been done yet.

    • OS-Q

      Malik is actually a word in Arabic for “king.” I know someone with a dog named Malik.
      Am I wrong to upset that the cousin with the stupider name lived?

      • I am happy that Niejea was the survivor. It’s better when they have stupid names, the goofier, the better. That way, the press can not conceal their race in crime reporting – the way it so often attempts to do – and employers know who’s applications should go straight into the shredder.

    • John

      The best definition for “mass confusion” is that it’s Father’s Day in the hood.

  • Roninf9

    ‘He had apparently escaped from employees at a local center just days before the homicide took place.’

    Who gave him food and shelter after his daring escape? Who did not report him to the authorities? Where did he get the shotgun? It takes a village to raise a teenage assassin.

  • MekongDelta69

    “According to relatives, Niejea Stern grew up a troubled child.”

    Blacks always ‘troubled chilluns.’

    “Niejea Stern and Malik Stern-Jones were cousins, however, some said the two didn’t know they were related.”

    How could they know?! Their respective baby mommas probably had 10 kids each.

    “There are eight homicides on record in Harrisburg to-date in 2014, six of those–including Malik Stern-Jones–being from gun… uhh, we really mean, black violence, but were not allowed to say that.”

    “His four children–Mai’Lani, Malik Jr., Ma’kye and Zyree–each under the age of 2.”

    What a guy. What a MAN. Just 18 years old with 4 kids by 4 baby mommas, all with the obligatory ‘cool’ black names. I could never live up to those high standards.

  • none of your business

    “His four children–Mai’Lani, Malik Jr., Ma’kye and Zyree–each under the age of 2, ” That was another wonderful thing about the death of Michael Brown. He had no children Thank god Praise the Lord.

    Unfortunately this one’s genes will live on.

  • Puggg

    It says that early in the morning on Tuesday, August 19, he was sitting in a car and allegedly, the suspect killed him with a shotgun.

    That was after August 9. So the only thing you can ask is this: What happened to hands up don’t shoot?

    • Alexandra1973

      That’s only supposed to work on White cops I think.

  • Luca

    “There are eight homicides on record in Harrisburg to-date in 2014, six
    of those–including Malik Stern-Jones–being from gun violence.”

    Those damn guns are always committing violence on black youth. Why is that? We have to do something about those guns.

    If only the press would call it what it is. “Negro violence.” And if only the liberal media were calling for “Negro Control”, I think there would be a lot less heartache and a lot more truth in this country.

    • MekongDelta69

      The barrel of my M1911A is black.

      I’m kinda feeling a lil’ guilty about that. Maybe I should put some ‘Wite-Out’ on it? Waddya think?

      • Luca

        These rogue guns are insidious and racist. They mostly seem to murder when being handled by blacks and criminals. All my guns seem to be well behaved and haven’t shot anyone and mine come in numerous configurations, colors, sizes and models.

        • bilderbuster

          None of my guns are racist.
          It’s some of my ammo that’s questionable.

          • Ike Eichenberg

            You have any black talons? I hear those are racist.

          • They also aren’t made anymore. Winchester ended the Black Talon line in 2000. Some of my friends who still shoot say that Winchester’s “SXT” ammo is a nearly identical replacement, and joke that SXT stands for “Same eXact Thing”.

      • Strider73

        Heck, my entire Ruger SR9C is black!

    • John

      Don’t you know? Guns be “wayciss”. The fingers that are pulling the triggers are total egalitarians.

  • Nancy

    “The 18-year-old known by friends as ‘Leaky Mane’ and ‘Grady’…”

    Is it an unspoken requirement for all these Bantus to have at least two or three aliases, or is it just because their nonsensical gibberish names are impossible to pronounce?

    “Da’quan’iqu’e-ash’antae Smith, known to friends as Roger, will be missed by his 17 children…”

    • bilderbuster

      It’s required.

  • Tarczan

    It’s surprising he wasn’t an aspiring rapper.

    • ElGringo

      He’s an expiring rapper… the best kind in my opinion.

  • IKUredux

    Ya know, what kills me is that hollywood likes to make fun of incest within the White southern communities. Maybe, just maybe, they ought to have a look at the black community and all the baby daddys running around, impregnating different mommas and having the children of these copulations getting together, and copulating and producing children. I mean, could INCEST be the problem with the problems with the black community? I mean, on top of their low I.Q.s?

    • Who Me?

      I mean, could INCEST be the problem with the problems with the black community? I mean, on top of their low I.Q.s?

      ——————-
      Maybe all that incest is part of the cause of the low IQ.

      • That level of incest tends to produce other abnormalities, as well. Carlos II of Spain could not walk until he was eight years old, and his lower jaw was so oversized that he could not speak coherently nor chew. In addition to being a cripple and an imbecile, he was also impotent, epileptic and emotionally totally unstable.

  • JP Rushton

    >”Niejea Stern and Malik Stern-Jones were cousins, however, some said the two didn’t know they were related.”

    The amount of inbreeding going on in the black community has to be insane. The number of children from half siblings and first cousins has to be the highest of any community in the US by far.

    • IstvanIN

      That is why, in this country at least, they are devolving at such a rapid rate. The baby daddy/sperm donor phenomenon causes them to be too closely related to be anything but retarded.

    • Ike Eichenberg

      After seeing a few episodes of Maury, I don’t believe many blacks can be certain they are related unless it is through a strictly maternal lineage.

  • none of your business

    I prefer the term sperm squirter to sperm donor. Donor implies some selection as to the depository.

  • ElGringo

    How is he a ‘victim’ if he deserved it?

  • glennm

    another feel good article

  • Xerxes22

    I wonder how the Sterns got into his family tree. I’ll bet that is an interesting story.

  • KenelmDigby

    This is what you find in deeply in-bred communities – such as rats’ nests and insect colonies. The residents of the colony squabble and fight amongst themselves apparently having no knowledge that they are all literally ‘brothers’ as the afro-American parlance so aptly puts it.

  • B.A_2014

    I almost pissed myself when I read the long live daddy part. Their stupidity and all-round patheticness does provide for much laughter.

    • I would be a lot more amused if they were somewhere other than in the developed West. It occurs to me that there is plenty of room for them in Antarctica.

    • kikz2

      …who daddy….???? blinkblink…

  • kikz2

    where his body “lie?”?? blinkblink.. hadta read the author’s name.. ah……

    4 nigletts under the age of 2???????????? and he was 18…. eyeroll… that was a bizzy nigga…. ok, so is that two sets of twins, or 3 or 4 baby mamas? killed by a cousin he didn’t even know…sigh…… the lament of the black man….. and Whitey gets to raise them all…. lovely… gee, between that mouthy divinity ‘prof’ and this crew, i think i’ll stay the hell outta Penn…

  • Annabelle Pettyjohn

    Why is this story in the news? How is it in any way newsworthy. Blacks have reached Jewish status in America. You can not say anything about a black and you sure as hell can not kill a black even in self defense.

  • fatbaby

    Do these people contribute anything to society?

    • Guest

      About as much as athletes and hip hop musicians do.:)

      • Magician

        Well, for the American economy yes, NBA and MLB have many fans in East Asia and NHL has many fans in Canada, Russia and Nordic countries (hockey was invented in Canada)

        But there are not many NFL fans outside America mostly because they do not play that sport outside America

    • Ike Eichenberg

      Do STDs count as a contribution?

      • kikz2

        statistically.. ummmmyeah.

    • kikz2

      yeah… more graspin’ ghetto gremlinz…

  • Who Me?

    As a child, I thought God in the Old Testament was horribly cruel when a man sinned and his whole family was swallowed up in the ground or some such. As a teen, I thought briefly about the societal problems, such as, “They would be a burden on the rest of the people, being without the male provider, or fatherless children being tormented,” etc. Now as an adult, I can see His wisdom in exterminating the DNA of potential troublemakers. Not that we can or should take it to that extreme, after all, we are not God, but it’s a tempting thought. These 4 (4!) children will grow up being supported by the taxpaying community, fatherless and most likely unsupervised and feral, and turn out to be…less than productive, law-abiding citizens.

  • kikz2

    Magician… i can’t find my initial comment.. nor your reply,, but i’m replying……because i got notice….you commented.. buggy assed disqus..

    anyway, it IS entirely possible for a black to birth two sets of twins w/in a 2yr/24mo period, doubtful though.. our ‘hero’ sounds like he spread it uhroun’knowhaddimean-feelmedawg?. they ARE prone to twins, although.. why i dont’ know?????

    . i hate to admit it, because i have a set of ident natural twins… anyway… yeah, some cost savings.. no mo frm that snoop dawg… but we’ll hafta support his porch monkeys… which i wish i could say.. not my monkeys, not my circus.. but the gubment dun made demz my mukneez an’ muh cirquz….. eyeroll…… Gaaaad help us…

  • Magician

    If this victim had lived he would have given birth to 10 kids by the time he is 30, 20 kids by the time he is 40, and 50 kids overall in the end

    And care to take a guess who must have been burdened with paying for the living of his more or less 50 kids for the rest of their lives? Whether they are behind bars or not?

    It certainly wouldn’t be the victim himself or his children themselves

    In a sense his cousin saved the taxpayers a lot of money