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December 17 – December 30, 2020
Dwayne Dyce

Growing up Fatherless, Yet Becoming an Empowered Parent

When we finally meet our father in Kingston, the visit was short but eye–opening. We asked him if he was our father, he responded, “Yes, but what does that have to do with anything, now?” My journey to knowing my father, despite all of the intrigue and hurdles, never impeded my resolve to be the very best father I could ever be to my child. It has made me a more conscience parent.
Benedita da Silva

From These Shores: You Can Help Create a New Diaspora History Exhibition

You can help determine what the 25,000 people who visit the Juffureh Slavery Museum in The Gambia see, read, and learn about the African diaspora. Photo: Former Governor Benedita da Silva.
lydia curtis

Sadiki Educational Safaris Offers Ethiopian Immersion Program

This year Sadiki Educational Safaris will lead a blended, virtual and in-person, 21–day Ethiopian Immersion program with hopes of traveling there in 2022. The organization is still accepting applicants for the 2020–21 program that will be based in DC.
ivan brown realty
william syphax

Ida Jones Supports Renaming DC Wilson High School William Syphax High School

After their evaluation, a working group recommend renaming 21 District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) schools and school buildings, including Woodrow Wilson High School. Morgan State University Archivist and Port Of Harlem contributor Dr. Ida Jones is calling for the DCPS to rename Wilson High School after William Syphax (pictured). We provide a link to where you can weigh in. You don't need to be a DC resident to vote.
aretha franklin

National Women Hall of Fame Inducts Six Black Women Plus Produced Downloadable Materials

As part of the programming, the National Women Hall of Fame produced a web page with the biographies of the inductees and a exquisite, downloadable electronic program booklet.
This is who I am

This Is Who I Am – Superior Theater Made JUST for Zoom

Superior performance. Superb storytelling. Superlative transfer of knowledge. “This Is Who I Am,” is a first–rate, live, broadcast theatrical performance specifically made for Zoom viewing.
woolly mammoth theatre
donny hathaway


Under Christmas Specials find the link to a fantastic Donnie Hathaway “This Christmas” video (pictured) and the now virtual annual Winternational Embassy (Shopping) Showcase. Under Travel, let your mouth water when viewing the Top 100 Most Popular African Foods.
chadwick boseman

Readers' Trends

CR Gibbs’s article “The Hidden Black History of the Electoral College” was the most popular with readers on two platforms. You can still read the article online and/or hear our interview with the popular historian on the same subject by clicking his name on the Port Of Harlem Talk Radio page. Disney’s news related to Chadwick Boseman (pictured) was probably under reported, but very respectful.
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