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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February 25 – March 10, 2021
- The Mystery of Abubakari II's Voyage
Before Columbus, Abubakari II departed from the coast of West Africa from a site in what is now modern–day Gambia to the Americas. While we know for certain that Abubakari II never returned to reclaim his empire, a new voice has emerged with a theory about what happened to him. By historian CR Gibbs (pictured).
- In Photographs: Washington DC: City of Interest, City of Change
The Exposure Group African American Photographers Association and the FotoCraft Camera Club, in collaboration with the DC Public Library, has opened “Washington DC: City of Interest, City of Change,” a virtual exhibition. Hear more about the group, photography, and the exhibit on POH Talk Radio.
- How Does Sleep Affect Glaucoma?
Sleep is an essential part of everyday life. Though generally a time for healing, there are changes to the body’s physiology and positioning that can have a negative effect on glaucoma and eye pressure. By age 69, nearly six percent of Black Americans have glaucoma; their risk rises to nearly 12 percent after age 80.
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February 11 – February 24, 2021
- Abubakari II: Africa's Greatest Explorer? And Mansa Musa: The Richest Man Who Ever Lived?
Almost 200 years ago, a clear Black voice issued a mighty appeal to Black people in the United States and beyond to unite, become self–determining, and end slavery no matter the cost. In 1829, freedman David Walker published "David Walker’s Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World."
Njinga's more than 30 years of resistance in the 17th century to European colonization made her a hero during Angola's long and bloody war for independence in the 1960s and 1970s. The Jamestown Settlement exhibition includes this impressive statue of Queen Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba (present day Angola). Story by CR Gibbs.
- New Black History Programs on the Internet
Links to several new Black History month programs are now on the Activities page of this issue including upcoming presentations by CR Gibbs and Dr. Leonard Jefferies. See link to a new, recorded 50–minute "West Africans in Early America" presentation conducted by Port Of Harlem publisher Wayne Young.
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