Sep 08 – Sep 21, 2022
- Would Harriet Be an Avid NFL Fan?
Feel free to tell me how it's being "like Harriet" to watch the NFL when we, not our ancestors, have witnessed the league's career lashing of Colin Kaepernick, the emotional raping of Brian Flores, and their systemic degradation of Black cognition? Here is a recap of this current "history" that is being presented in our daily news–print and electronic:
- Review: Call Me Abou
The most refreshing part of reading stories by non–American writers is that they often break western formulas. This is one reason why the now deceased Nigerian–British writer Buchi Emecheta remains my favorite storyteller. Competing for that title now is Gambian Sanusi Camara with the release of his second novel, "Call Me Abou."
- The Color Purple – Filling Oprah's Shoes
Generally, experiencing "The Color Purple" again was like watching a Perry Mason rerun. Knowing the big picture took the intrigue out of the viewing and allowed me to digest the story's details.
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Aug 11 – Aug 24, 2022
- Sexual Freedom Summit: It's about Males, Females, and X Controlling Their Bodies
"I was in a Swedish home watching TV with a family including their five-year-old child and when nudity came on the screen. They thought nothing of the nudity. However, when violence came on, the mother grabbed the child and put her hands over his eyes," says sexual literacy expert Dr. Mark Schoen.
- American Prophet (Frederick Douglass) – Entertaining, not Liberating
The thoughts of historian and Port of Harlem contributor CR Gibbs rushed to my forethoughts. An imaginary Gibbs appeared on my shoulder and reminded me: TV shows, movies, and plays are for entertainment, if you want facts and a balanced story, read some books, bro.
- Anything's Possible
I wrongly assumed the movie would mirror Billy Porter's persona and tremendously overload my senses. However, in his directing debut, the Pittsburgh native presents a story that is refreshingly fresh.
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Jul 28 – Aug 10, 2022
- My First Thirty Days Out of Prison
Though I was absent for over three decades, it felt so natural being with them emotionally and mentally; it was as if I had never left home. I listened to family members engage in frivolous and at times ridiculous arguments. All I could do is take it all in with a slight smile and thank God I’m finally home.
- Multiple Sclerosis Has Been my Blessing
My name is Kori. I am 39-years-old, from Indiana, and living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Before you even get that thought out: “I’m so sorry to hear that.” STOP! Multiple Sclerosis has been my blessing.
- POH at APPEAL Market in DC - New Longer Hours
Every first and third Saturdays of each month for about the past six years, shoppers stroll into the APPEAL office in Northeast Washington to buy goods “produced by Black people." The market now opens one hour earlier at 1p starting Sat, Aug 6.
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Jul 14 – Jul 27, 2022
- Pro-Life, Pro-Birth, Pro-Choice, Pro-Abortion, and The Bible: You Decide
When it comes to abortion, both sides have cherry picked Bible verses that they believe validates their point of view.
Image: Nigerian Chidiebere Sunday Ibe created the image when he was a first-year student at Ukraine’s Kyiv Medical University.
- Monkeypox Spreads in US, Vaccine Limited, is it Like HIV?
Statistics picturing the spread on monkeypox as heterosexual in Africa, but gay in the rest of the world is reminiscent of the spread of HIV. Theo W. Hodge, Jr., MD, explained, “Certainly, the notation of women in Africa versus men who have sex with men (MSM) in Europe and the USA is reminiscent of the HIV epidemic. That is where it stops . . ."
Under Religion see the mass baptismal in Gary and Exonerated Five’s Yusef Salaam’s “I was closest to God in prison” online. Under Music, see the slew of music programs on the Bladensburg waterfront. On POH Podcasts, we talk with Sheryll Cashin about her latest book “White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality.”
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