May 06 – May 19, 2021
- At 70, James M. Grant Earns Doctorate Degree
He began his doctoral journey in 2015, when he was 65 years old, with some initial hesitation. At age 70, he is proud to be graduating from Howard University as part of the Class of 2021 with his doctorate in political science with a focus on American government and Black politics.
- Aging in Place
"For many African American elders who have experienced years of economic disadvantages and social inequities aging in place leaves them with limited choices," says LaNita Garmany, Project Director for the Communities for Life in Indianapolis.
- When Society Discovered that Dr. Watkins was a Negro
To the naked–eye, the Watkins were a typical White family. By all appearances, they had all the trappings of a White family, including a dark-skinned maid. After settling in New Bedford, Massachusetts in the early 1860's, the census takers identified each of the Watkins children as White.
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April 22 – May 05, 2021
- Illinois and Maryland Achieve Firsts in Justice System Reform
This year has started with Illinois and Maryland passing historic laws that many believe will help purify the historically tainted American justice system. Also, see a link to the Congressional Black Caucus' Fact Sheet: George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Of 2020.
- Oggi Ogburn's Interviews of Historian Chancellor James Williams
Photographer David "Oggi" Ogburn was the assistant to historian Chancellor Williams (1898–1992). While assisting Williams, Ogburn documented Williams' work through photography and audiotape. Williams is noted for his work on African civilizations prior to encounters with Europeans; his major work is "The Destruction of Black Civilization."
- Michael Twitty Wants You to Know a Bit More About Rice
Michael Twitty’s new book, Rice doesn’t claim Africans invented rice; instead, he presents a forgotten and often ignored history of African influence in how rice is cultivated, prepared, and served throughout the American South and the world.
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April 08 – April 21, 2021
- Prosperous White Farmer Claims Self–Defense for Killing Negro Named Thomas Turner
A Tale from the Historic Mount Nebo Series: A few sentences in the July 6, 1906 edition of the Prince George’s Enquirer about the "unfortunate killing of Thomas M. Turner, colored, by Edwin P. Gibbs," a medical doctor, would never sum up the Black community’s anguish and outrage.
- Stacey Abrams: Stop Jim Crow II
As other events, productions, and businesses weigh whether to patronize Georgia, I urge those who can to come and speak out, and I urge those who are here to stay and fight, to stay and vote. We need you. Please go to stopjimcrow2.com to find out how you can join the fight for voting rights in Georgia and around the country.
Links to One Night in Miami, A Special Conversation with Paul Coates and Runoko Rashidi, Anacostia River Festival, Evenings for Educators: Earth Day, The National Iftar, and theatrical productions including Mosaic Theater's Investigating the Poet-Playwright workshops and Woolly Mammoth's This is Who I Am.
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March 25 – April 07, 2021
- Black Lives Matter in Death, Too – Mt Nebo AME Preserves Historic Cemetery
Some of those buried in the Mount Nebo African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church cemetery in Bowie, Maryland, outside of Washington, DC, were probably once enslaved. "The work of the church's members to reclaim the cemetery is proof that to many people Black lives matter in death, too," says Morgan State University Archivist Dr. Ida Jones..
- 4 Tips to Protect Against Identity Theft: #2 Protect Your Phone Service
Your phone has become an important part of security protocol and is the "master key" to accessing online accounts and information. Cyber criminals do this to steal your 2–factor authentication codes and text messages to get into your financial institution accounts.
- Readers' Trends
Can you name these three very famous men? The image of these baseball sports legends ruled our Instagram page. The two on the ends passed in 1972 and 2021 respectively.
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March 11 – March 24, 2021
- People are Anxious to Travel
Leisure travel is expected to return first, with consumers optimistic about the distribution of vaccines and with that an ability to travel. "People are anxious to travel," added Bernadette Champion of Champion Services Travel. She will join publisher Wayne Young on an informative Port Harlem Talk Radio podcast Thursday, March 18, 8p–9p EST.
- 125th Anniversary – The Victory of the Battle of Adwa, Ethiopia
The Victory of the Battle of Adwa is significant in the global struggle for liberation of Africans and people of African descent. It also dispels the myth of White supremacy and Black inferiority. The Ethiopian Consulate in Los Angeles celebrated the 125th anniversary virtually, which included Ethiopian historians fantastically telling the story.
- POH Publisher Honored, Amazon Donations Up, New Exhibit Progress, Talk Radio 15th Episode
We are most grateful that our publisher, Wayne Young, made the Morgan State University (Baltimore) Spokesman student newspaper list of 50 Black people who they consider to be the most influential, from the Historically Black Morgan community and beyond.
With only six donors, our Smile.Amazon donations are up 110 percent.
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