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.
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.
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'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.
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. The Gibbs’ interview and others are available on the Port Of Harlem Talk Radio page.