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POH Publisher Honored, Amazon Donations Up, New Exhibit Progress, Talk Radio 15th Episode
March 11 – March 24, 2021
morgani state spokesman honors POH president

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We are most grateful that our publisher, Wayne Young, made the Morgan State University (Baltimore) Spokesman student newspaper list of 50 Black people who they consider to be the most influential, from the Historically Black Morgan community and beyond. “The purpose of this list is to provide a wide range of Black leaders that everyone in the Morgan community should know about,” wrote journalist Aziah Siid.

The Entry:

Wayne Young, Publisher
Wayne Young, publisher and philanthropist, started publishing the Port Of Harlem magazine in 1995. He named the magazine after the world’s most famous pan-African community to reflect the magazine’s inclusive, diverse, and pan-African perspective. As a pan-African publication, Port Of Harlem magazine is the chief business supporter of the Port Of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership, a nonprofit that works with Gambians in the areas of education, community, and culture.

Here are additional Port Of Harlem and Port Of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership updates:

AmazonSmile Donations Up 110 Percent
The Port of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership (EIN: 83-0481127) has been issued a $13.24 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between October 1 and December 31, 2020. This is a 110 percent increase from the previous issuance where we received only $6.31. We only have six donors in this program.

The contributions represent .05 percent of the total purchase price of the six people who have made us their charity of choice.  Amazon Smile is simply Amazon, but you get to choose a charity to receive 0.5% of every net Amazon purchase you make at no additional cost to you.

From These Shores
We need only 6 of the 18 images to have all the images needed for our newest exhibit at the Juffureh Slave Museum in Juffureh, The Gambia.  The needed photographs or portraits we are of  James Robinson Johnston (Canada), Sebastián Lemba (Dominican Republic), John C. Robison (United States), Dr. Patricia Bath (United States), and Aimé Césaire and Suzanne (née Roussi) Cesaire (Martinique).

You can help determine what the 25,000 people who visit the Juffureh Slavery Museum see, read, and learn about the African diaspora. The Port Of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership is developing its second exhibition for the (Gambia) National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) and accepting your comments, donations, and volunteer efforts for this new project. We are currently calling the exhibit “From These Shores.”

Port Of Harlem Talk Radio
We aired and recorded our 15th episode March 4 with a 45-minute interview the our most popular contributor, historian CR Gibbs.  Do dispel thoughts that the stories of Abubakari II and Mansa Musa are urban myths we talked about Gibbs’ sources of information followed by the stories of these two great leaders.  In the last 15-minutes of the program, we talked with Lindsey Johnson, President and CEO of the October 16 and 17, 2021 National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art, and Craft Show.

Our two most popular shows to date included interviews with Morgan State Archivist Dr. Ida Jones. Dr. Jones is scheduled to return Thursday, April 1 to talk about Women’s History Month. You can also visit portofharlem.net and click POH Talk Radio from the menu - - to hear these and other episodes. We also available on about 7 podcast platforms.

The next show, Thursday, March 18 from 8p to 9p, features travel agents Bernadette Champion and Ruth Bridges. Champion focuses on African cultural tours while Bridges focus on women tours.

Social Media Growth
Our social media presence continues to grow, especially on Facebook, where we now have more than 5,100 Likes.  If you are on Facebook, please like us now and/or invite some friends to like us. During our last campaign to raise funds for the Port Of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership, Facebook brought in 24 percent of the donations.

We are also on Twitter (200+ followers) and Instagram (275+ followers), and beginning to revive our YouTube channel (25 subscribers).

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