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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Jul 01 – Jul 14, 2021
- Philip Payton: Father of Black Harlem
Philip A. Payton, Jr. and other Black investors quickly joined forces to purchase and lease properties from White owners/allies in the 135th Street area to block the effort to displace African Americans from the area.
- The Race Card Project
You can add your thoughts to this online project. Wilhelmina Street of Baltimore wrote: “Actually, more people of our very own race seem to struggle with the idea of an extremely light person marrying someone who is extremely dark."
- Carrying While Black (Part 3 of 3): Even When Exercising Your Right, You May Still be Viewed as Wrong
Jemel Roberson was only 26 when on a November night in 2018 a police officer from Chicago south suburban Midlothian, IL mistook Roberson, who was working as an armed security guard, for a criminal, and shot him four times in the back, killing him.
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June 03 – Jun 16, 2021
- Black Consumers Must Demand Respect in Philly, Across U.S.
Ask yourself what would the average Black person do if a neighborhood Chinese food store was Black-owned but hired only or mostly Asian people who consistently cursed and yelled at Black customers through bulletproof glass. Black folks would go ballistic.
- Germany to Pay Namibia $1.3bn as it Formally Recognizes Colonial Era Genocide
Germany gained control of the desert country in the 1880s and surrendered the territory to South Africa in 1915. Namibia gained independence in 1990.
- Women Songwriters Hall of Fame
The Women Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, founded to honor women whose body of work represents the best of the heritage and legacy of modern American music, will pay homage to ten female songwriters, including Deniece Williams, on June 25, 2021 at the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.
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