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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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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