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September 24 – October 7, 2020

the black emperor of broadway

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?
marilyn strickland

Some U.S. Election Races to Watch

Inclusion and diversity will make its mark November 3. Seeking a seat at the table as firsts include Joyce Elliot from Arkansas, Mike Espy from Mississippi, LBGQT+ Americans from New York Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres, Nigerian–American Yinka Faleti in Missouri, Afro–LatinX Candace Valenzuela from Texas, African–Korean Marilyn Strickland (pictured) from Washington state, and Gambian American Samba Baldeh in Wisconsin.
kim hass

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.
woolly mammoth theatre
money management

Money Managing Tips During The Pandemic

Due to the uncertainty that the COVID–19 pandemic has caused in our lives, budgeting has become a major priority along with staying safe and healthy.
dr olufunmilayo olopadeh

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.
human resources

Woolly Mammoth Theatre's Dial 1 For Human Resources

This fall, the highly innovative Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Telephonic Literary Union will offer theater with an even more creative twist.
Theo Hodge, Jr. M.D.
lori lightfoot


Home schooling? Look for links under: "Children and Young Adults," Chicago Mayor Lightfoot (pictured) speaks for The Brookings Institution and links to the Constituency for Africa's Ronald Brown Series are under "Civic Involvement," and The Library of Congress' National Book Fair is under "Cultural." "Under Nature and Children and Young Adults," you will find: Hike! Northwest Indiana's Dune and Swale Nature Preserves. CR Gibbs has a new lecture under "History."
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Readers' Trends

As the African American Historical and Genealogical Society (Wed, Oct 14–Sat, Oct 17) gear up for their virtual convention, we are happy that "The Plummers, 1815–Forward" article was number one among our subscribers and that the Port Of Harlem Talk Radio page was our most visited web page. Our biggest surprise was how popular the most popular image on Facebook and Instagram became on both platforms. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.
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