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May 06 – May 19, 2021
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At 70, James M. Grant Earns Doctorate Degree

He began his doctoral journey in 2015, when he was 65 years old, with some initial hesitation. At age 70, he is proud to be graduating from Howard University as part of the Class of 2021 with his doctorate in political science with a focus on American government and Black politics.
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Aging in Place

"For many African American elders who have experienced years of economic disadvantages and social inequities aging in place leaves them with limited choices," says LaNita Garmany, Project Director for the Communities for Life in Indianapolis. 
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When Society Discovered that Dr. Watkins was a Negro

To the naked–eye, the Watkins were a typical White family. By all appearances, they had all the trappings of a White family, including a dark-skinned maid. After settling in New Bedford, Massachusetts in the early 1860's, the census takers identified each of the Watkins children as White.
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Port Of Harlem Featured in NewsMax

Young has immersed himself in the beauty, challenges, and culture found in the small African nation of The Gambia. A man of action, he has several philanthropic projects there.

TF for NewsMax: You have discussed that you feel safer at night there than in D.C.. Describe that.

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International Panel Call on Lawmakers to Dismantle US Police

One of the cases covered by the panel was that of Gambian–American Momodou Lamin Sisay of Lithonia, Georgia. Sisay, was pulled over for an expired car license. More than 200 bullet holes were found on Sisay's car. "It's a step toward closure for us . . . ," Sisay's father told Port Of Harlem.
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Historian Says Granting Citizenship to African Descendants is a Golden Opportunity

The Council of African Descendants, a community of people from African ancestors born outside the continent who have now returned to the continent and are found in many African countries including The Gambia, have been campaigning for The Gambia government to grant them citizenship.
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From the United Kingdom, Phyll Opoku–Gyimah (pictured) leads"How Globalisation Is Transforming the Fight for LGBT+ Rights," and from Metro Washington, The Blackbyrds celebrates Memorial Day Weekend blues and jazz–funk fusion live on Facebook.
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Oggi Ogburn's interviews of historian Chancellor Williams was number one among POH subscribers. (POH Talk Radio interviews with Ogburn, Tony Browder, and others are available on the POH Talk Radio page.) Instagram followers liked seeing what the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act Of 2020 covers. (pictured). (Subscriptions and radio programs remain free.)
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