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Oct 29, 2020 Guests

cr gibbs

CR Gibbs

mercer redcross

Mercer Redcross

Current Show: CR Gibbs and Mercer Redcross

Historian CR Gibbs talks with POH Talk Radio about the history of voter suppression. Read his article "Black Voter Suppression, Then and Now."

During the final 15 minutes, Mercer Redcross, owner of October Gallery, talks about the Virtual 35th Annual Philadelphia International Art Expo and the State of African-American Art Meeting.

2020 Episode 6

Oct 15, 2020 Guests

ida jones

Dr. Ida Jones

Tyrone Haymore

Tyrone Haymore

Current Show: Dr. Ida Jones and Tyrone Haymore

We will broadcast our fifth episode Thursday, October 15 and feature Dr. Ida E. Jones, who just penned “Mary McLeod Bethune, True Democracy, and the Fight for Universal Suffrage” for The Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission. The Archivist at Morgan State University talks with POH Talk Radio about the history of the women’s right to vote and Vice President nominee Kamala Harris. Jones is also author of “Mary McLeod Bethune in Washington, D.C.: Activism and Education in Logan Circle.”

During the second half-hour, Tyrone Haymore, historian/curator of the Robbins History Museum, talks about the Calumet Region’s Black heritage including its impact on aviation in the United States and Ethiopia. Robbins, Illinois was home of the nation’s first Black airport and is of one of the nation’s first Black towns. The Calumet Region straddles the Illinois and Indiana line and covers South Side Chicago, South Suburban Chicago, and portions of Northwest Indiana, including Gary.

Oct 01, 2020 Guests

Nija Okoro

Nija Okoro

maria goyanes

Maria Manuela Goyanes

Current Show: Nija Okoro and Maria Manuela Goyanes

Nija Okoro plays Florence, Charles Gilpin’s wife, in the just released “The Black Emperor of Broadway.” The film is about Gilpin who in 1920 became the first Black to play the lead in a Broadway show and in a time when Whites would often play Blacks in “blackface.” Many may know the South Bronx native from The Deuce (2017), Animal Kingdom (2016), and Insecure (2016). She also played Rena, Youngblood's girlfriend and the mother of his young son, Jesse, in the US national tour of Jitney including at Washington’s Arena Stage.

Maria Manuela Goyanes, Artistic Director of Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in Washington, DC, talks about their new productions in the virtual age. Woolly Mammoth is currently offering "Human Resources," a unique theatrical telephone experience.

Sep 17, 2020 Guests

Ric Murphy

Ric Murphy

Arlo Washington

Arlo Washington

Current Show: Ric Murphy and Arlo Washington

A Boston native, Ric Murphy is a genealogical researcher, educator, historian, and author of several books and historical publications including “Arrival of the First Africans in Virginia.” His family lineage dates to the earliest colonial periods of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Jamestown, Virginia. His is also Vice President of History with the African American Historical and Genealogical Society. We will explore the upcoming The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society conference that will be virtual this year.

Arlo Washington, had been a barber for about 10 years when he founded a financial literacy non-profit in 2008. Today the non-profit, PEOPLE Trust, is the only Black-controlled financial institution based in Arkansas. Washington will reveal how the community development financial institution laws allowed him to create PEOPLE Trust that serves the needs of people that traditional banks shun, but who need capital without getting into debt traps.

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Sep 03, 2020 Guests

ida jones

Dr. Ida Jones

Sandra Schulberg

Sandra Schulberg

melvin foote

Melvin Foote

Dr. Ida Jones and Sandra Schulberg, and Melvin Foote

On Thursday, September 3 at 8pm EST, We Talk Productions presents Port Of Harlem Talk Radio. Host Wayne A. Young talks with Dr. Ida Jones, University Archivist at Morgan State University, and Sandra Schulberg, president and executive director of IndieCollect, which saves American independent films. With you, they will discuss the finding and restoration of NationTime-Gary, a film on the 1972 National Black Political Convention, that debuts in virtual cinemas through Kino Marquee October 23. 

In the second half hour, Young will talk with Melvin Foote, president of the Constituency for Africa, about the current U.S. President’s Africa agenda, or lack thereof. Foote will also share what advocates for Africa should be demanding from candidates regarding policies toward the homeland.

Jones, one of the next show's first guests, is also the author of four biographies including "Baltimore Civil Rights Leader, Victorine Quille Adams and the Power of the Ballot.” She took preserving Adam’s legacy a step further and did what was necessary to have Adams inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame. In 2018, she conducted the How to Preserve Your Legacy program for Port Of Harlem and the Alexandria Black History Museum.

Schulberg is also a longtime advocate of "Off-Hollywood" filmmakers. She currently serves on the advisory committee of the Women's Film Preservation Fund (created by Women in Film & Television) and is a member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists. As a producer, she has many films to her credit.

Foote is president of one of the surviving Africa advocacy groups in America. The Rockville, Illinois native has more than 35 years of experience and has worked in over 30 African countries. CFA has established a network of organizations, groups, and individuals committed to the progress and empowerment of Africa and African people worldwide. The Washington, DC based organization continues to build public and private support for Africa, and help shape a progressive U.S. policy towards Africa.

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