Aug 26 – Sep 08, 2021
- The Flu Shuns Us, Says Health Doctor
Tales from Historic Mount Nebo Series Continued: On November 2, 1918, as the Spanish Flu pandemic marched around the world and eventually killing more than 50,000,000 people in two years, a headline in the Cleveland Advocate, a Black newspaper, read: "'Flu' Shuns Us,' Says Health Doctor."
- Ain't Nobody Infallible – Baldwin's The Amen Corner Returns to DC
Shakespeare Theater is reopening the James Baldwin epic for a limited two week run September 14 – September 26 as it and other theaters across the greater DC area have united to require that their audiences provide proof of vaccination in order to attend all live performances at indoor venues. "
- Genealogical Society Early Registration Deadline Aug 31, Memorabilia Show Cancelled, and More
The Afro–American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) annual conference is October 13–16 and again will be virtual. The early registration deadline is Tuesday, August 31, 2021. The National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art, and Craft Show has postponed its annual event for the second year in a row.
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Aug 12 – Aug 25, 2021
- Joseph Anténor Firmin: Early Intellectual Resistor to White Supremacy and Scientific Racism
Circa 1850, "scientific racism," an international school of racial typology propagated the pseudo–science of biological and intellectual inferiority of African descended people. In 1850, Haitian Joseph Anténor Firmin challenged and meticulously dismantled the dangerous pillars of the myth as it begun to develop and publicly express itself.
- Mammy's Revenge?
Dr. Ida Jones, University Archivist, Morgan State University, on Port Of Harlem Talk Radio. We discussed how almost 50 years later, we see women who could fit this description to some degree gain power and use it, including . . . and we also now see women with "ethnic" names in power and also using it, including . . ."
- Haitians Can No Longer Hide Behind The Caste System Killing Our Country
The torture and assassination of president Jovenel Moïse by unknown assailants laid bare the reality in Haiti in ways that we can no longer hide. Contrary to popular belief, Haiti is not a Black country. It is a modern–day Apartheid state where a small minority of White people lord over the mass of the population who are Black.
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Jul 29 – Aug 11, 2021
- The 1919 Washington, D.C. Race Riot – Why It's Kept Quiet
Some historians conclude that the story of the 1919 Washington Race Riot is often not told because learning of the numerous White casualties could spur more Black resistance.
- Giannis Antetokounmpo – The (Nigerian) Greek Freak
We include frequent Port Of Harlem contributor, poet, author, and Frederick Douglass historian Nathan R
Though he was born in Greece, under Greek laws, he remained a stateless person until he became a citizen when he was almost 20–years–old. "Obviously, I was born in Greece and went to school in Greece. But at the end . . ."
- The Library of Congress Offering New Cultural Grants
In total, up to 10 grant opportunities are available in fall 2021 for up to $60,000 each to fund field research within Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
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Jul 15 – Jul 28, 2021
- The Significance of Ketanji Brown Jackson's Appointment to the US Court of Appeals for DC
The D.C. Circuit's prominence among American courts is second only to the U.S. Supreme Court because its jurisdiction contains the U.S. Congress and many U.S. government agencies. Also, . . .
- Frederick Douglass: 'My Subject is Haiti, the Black Republic', Lecture on Haiti - 1893
We include frequent Port Of Harlem contributor, poet, author, and Frederick Douglass historian Nathan Richardson's short recitation of a Frederick Douglass' speech on Haiti, the text and other links to provide a broader view of what is happening in Haiti.
- USA Teens Kill Elderly Man, Why It's Not Likely to Happen in The Gambia
Two teens, a 14–year–old Gary resident and a 16–year–old Chicago resident, are accused for the June 26 fatal shooting of well-known, 70–year–old Gary resident Wallace Broadnax. In contrast, such crimes are rare in The Gambia and we asked some of our Gambian readers why they believe that is so.
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