September 10 – September 23, 2020
The Plummers, 1815–Forward
Patriarch Adam was literate. He left a record of his dynamic life stories in a diary recording significant family events, money borrowed and repaid, and an inventory of his wife's cabin. Recovered from a relative's attic in 2001, his long–lost diary was donated to the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum.
American Christianity's White–Supremacy Problem
Much has been made of white evangelicals' support for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. (According to exit polls, eighty–one per cent of white evangelical Protestants voted for him.) Less attention has been paid to the fact that sizable majorities of white Catholics (sixty–four per cent) and white mainline Protestants (fifty–seven per cent) also backed him. In November, President Trump will once again be reliant upon the white Christian vote.
From Barber to Financial Institution Chief
Arlo Washington, who had been a barber for about 10 years, founded a literacy non–profit in 2008, the same year he opened the for–profit, Washington Barber College. Today, the non–profit, PEOPLE Trust, is the only Black–controlled financial institution based in Arkansas.
Updates: POH Gambian Education Partnership Misses Donation Minimum and More
AmazonSmile announced that we will not receive any disbursements for the second quarter of 2020 because we did not generate the $5 minimum disbursement amount. And, the pandemic has put our collection of funds on hold since The Gambia has closed all schools, except for those in grade 12. "It's only the grade 12s who are now in exam which is ending on the 7th September, 2020," informed Jabel Ceesay, who helps administers the program for us in the West African country.
Gone Virtual - How Theater, Genealogy, and Art Meetings Have Changed
Since March, the world has been in a spin and has forced most people to become very creative in planning and carrying out their normal activities. Some amazing stories have been emerging on how planners at Mosaic Theater in DC, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Global Arts Project (GAP) have been adapting and carrying out their plans during the COVID–19 pandemic.
Harlem's Caribbean Cultural Center's AfriBembé Festival is online as well as Phen's 16th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit and the Constituency for Africa's Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. In the theater world, Chicago's Black Ensemble Theatre has a series of five short readings and Woolly Mammoth is hosting another Spit Dat, a spoken word performance.
What a diverse outcome: history; our new product, Port Of Harlem Talk Radio; USA politics; and the transition of Chadwick Bosman was on the minds of our diverse readers on the diverse platforms we use to share information that is inclusive, diverse, and panAfrican in orientation.