October 8 – October 21, 2020
- Are You a Secondary Guardian
to White Skin Privilege?
When the men history remembers as the Buffalo Soldiers were removed from protecting newly freed men and women in the South and transferred west to quell Native people for a racist, expansionist government, these brave men became sentinels for white supremacy.
(In the article, Elena Featherston continues a discussion she had with Publisher Wayne Young on how Blacks can be conscious and subconscious guardians of white supremacy, ironically, in an Irish Pub in Berlin, Germany, on a hot day
- 190th Anniversary of Philly–Based Revolutionary National Negro Convention Movement
History was made exactly 190 years ago here in Philadelphia from September 20–24, 1830 when 40 free and fugitive Black delegates from seven states publicly held the first conference of its kind, thereby giving birth to what came to be known as the National Negro Convention Movement (NNCM).
- The 21st Annual Calumet Heritage Conference
The Calumet Region includes some of the most storied, but less known histories of African people in North America. The region was home of the Potawatomi and later became home of a mixture of people from Africa, Eastern Europe, and from Spanish–speaking countries. Today, it is home to one of the largest concentrations of African people in the world.
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September 24 – October 7, 2020
- I Got Me a Part in a Broadway Show – The Story of Broadway's First Black Lead
Also, in the film, the character playing the now famous Paul Robeson initially turned down the role, calling it a "monstrosity." This underscored the controversy of the play and how even the most to–become ardent Black icons, Paul Robeson and Ossie Davis, learned to manage this minefield as well. But, why do we remember Robeson and Davis, but not Charles Gilpin?
- PBS Travel Series Brings Afro–Latin Culture To The Forefront
The new series, "Afro–Latino Travels With Kim Haas," made its premiere on Saturday, Sep 12, with a two–part special showcasing the historical, epicurean, and artistic influences of this heritage in Costa Rica.
- Is the Answer in Your Genes? An Interview with Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade
Black women are less likely to get breast cancer than White women, but are more likely to get the disease when they are young and are much more likely to die from it. These facts puzzled Olopade and led to her groundbreaking Pan–African study.
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September 10 – September 23, 2020
- The Plummers, 1815–Forward
Patriarch Adam was literate. He left a record of his dynamic life stories in a diary recording significant family events, money borrowed and repaid, and an inventory of his wife's cabin. Recovered from a relative's attic in 2001, his long–lost diary was donated to the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum.
- American Christianity's White–Supremacy Problem
Much has been made of white evangelicals' support for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. (According to exit polls, eighty–one per cent of white evangelical Protestants voted for him.) Less attention has been paid to the fact that sizable majorities of white Catholics (sixty–four per cent) and white mainline Protestants (fifty–seven per cent) also backed him. In November, President Trump will once again be reliant upon the white Christian vote.
- Readers' Trends
What a diverse outcome: history; our new product, Port Of Harlem Talk Radio; USA politics; and the transition of Chadwick Bosman was on the minds of our diverse readers on the diverse platforms we use to share information that is inclusive, diverse, and panAfrican in orientation.
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August 27 – September 09, 2020
- Africa Has Not Been A Priority Region for The Trump Administration – CFA President Mel Foote
Very little has been done by President Trump in articulating and fostering a concise African policy, added Foote, President of the Washington DC, based Constituency for Africa. Should Trump win re–election, we certainly should not expect anything of significance for Africa, and certainly no new initiatives.
- Ed Dwight – The First Black Qualified as an Astronaut
Dwight likens his experience to that of Henry O. Flipper, the groundbreaking first Black West Point graduate, who the U.S. government court martialed. After the government dismissed him, Flipper went on and earned respect as a surveyor and interpreter.
- 5 Sustainable Ways to Keep Your Home Cool
Even though it's August (or early September), summer isn't over. That means high heat and humidity for at least one more month. It's not always easy to stay cool – especially if you don't have an AC unit to provide relief on 90–degree days.
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Aug 13 – Aug 26, 2020
- Experiencing Racism in Two Languages with Jim Crow and Colonization
You see, in the Dominican Republic (DR), where I was born and lived to the age of 10, people who were obvious descendants of Africans would call themselves anything but Black. They would call themselves “Indian,” “mestizos,” and even “mulato,” to hide their African heritage.
- Are LatinX More Diverse than African-Americans?
With a series of very short commentaries and links, we provide our view on the subject: “Is the LatinX community more diverse than those who routinely identify as “traditional” African-American” to help readers arrive at their own conclusions. We use the picture and story of Roberto Clemente to represent the diversity of our Spanish speaking and influenced cousins. There is also a link to our review of the play “The Roberto Clemente Story.”
- POH (Port Of Harlem) Talk Radio
Port Of Harlem magazine, as we approach our 25th birthday this November, is teaming up with We Talk Productions to produce Port Of Harlem Talk Radio. We are live every other Thursday, 8p. To call in, dial 516-531-9540 or go to the POH Talk Radio page and click the "Current Show" to hear or to write a comment. It all starts Thursday, August 20, 2020.
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