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November 5 – November 18, 2020

marilyn strickland

US Voters Make Historic Firsts

Mark Robinson (R) was elected North Carolina's first Black Lieutenant Governor. As expected, Ritchie Torres (D-NY) and Mondaire Jones (D-NY) officially became the first two openly Black LGBQT+ national lawmakers. In Tennessee, Torrey Harris (D) will become the first LGBTQ+ member of that state's legislature. Marilyn Strickland (pictured) will be the first African-American to represent Washington and the first Korean-American women in Congress. In Wisconsin, Sambah Baldeh will become the first Muslim in the Wisconsin Assembly and probably the first Gambian-American in any state legislature.
richard hatcher at the 1972 convention

Documentary on 1972 National Black Political Convention Shows That Blacks, Too, Have Become More Inclusive

The vision of more Black political power, articulated by Mayor Richard Hatcher and poet Amiri Baraka and so many other eloquent speakers in "Nationtime" has become a reality. But looking back at this time capsule of a film, I'm also struck by how openly misogynistic and inaudibly homophobic our Black "liberators" were.
fred patterson

The First Black Autos

The company persevered by constantly shifting its business model to fit the customers' ever-changing needs and by the late 1920s the company had evolved into a full service station: building, servicing, and repairing automobiles.
mike jones state farm
john c robinson

Robbins, Illinois Seeks to Convert Early Black Millionaire Home into Museum

The Robbins, Illinois History Museum is raising money to preserve the small village's oversized contribution to history such as being home to the nation's first Black airport and home to entrepreneur FB Fuller to being the platform for the likes of John C. Robinson (pictured), the father of the Tuskegee Airmen and Ethiopian Airlines. They tell their story while seeking to convert the Fuller Mansion into their new museum.
October Gallery

POHGEP Benefits from October Gallery's Online Art Auction & POHGEP has 14 Down, 4 More Donors Needed

October Gallery is supporting the Port Of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership (POHGEP) by donating 70 percent of the proceeds of selected artworks. Under the photo of the items up for bid is the name of the group/organization that will benefit from the proceeds of the sale. The artworks marked Port Of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership are the ones that benefit POHGEP.

Medicare enrollment: Time to change plans?

Generally, there are five reasons why you might consider making changes to your Medicare coverage. This article covers those reasons.
ivan brown realty
rev barber


October Gallery's Virtual 35th Annual Philadelphia International Art Expo, Thu, Nov 12–Sun, Nov 15. The Expo features a State of African–American Art Meeting, Sat, Nov 14, 3p. Facing Race: A National Virtual Conference happens with Rev. Doctor William Barber II as the keynote speaker. Gallerie Renee Marie opens a new exhibit in Metro San Francisco.
cr gibbs

Readers' Trends

The lead article in the last issue by CR Gibbs was number one amongst those opened in email and our interview with him on Port Of Harlem Talk Radio soared and helped make that webpage number one on our web site.┬áThe Gibbs’ interview and others are available on the Port Of Harlem Talk Radio page.
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