Port Of Harlem contributors Meredith Beal and Tyrone Colbert, and former contributor Omar Bah are making waves at home and abroad. “I am always excited to see people with whom we work with do well,” says POH publisher Wayne Young.
Media entrepreneur Beal will receive The Voice Achievers Award in Banjul August 20. Beal, a Los Angelite and former Director of Marketing for Motown Records, lives in Nairobi and is a senior technology advisor to the African Media Initiative (AMI). AMI is a pan-African organisation seeking to strengthen the continent’s in-his-hands and independent media sector. As a poet, he most recently penned “Africa Rising, Afrika Yainuka, Afrique Eveillée: English, Ki-Swahili, French” (Text and Video).
Since his release from prison, our “The Other Side - Voices of the Incarcerated” contributor Colbert has released his first post-prison article for Port of Harlem and interviewed by Carolivia Herron on Epic City Radio. One of his upcoming articles will be with anther formerly incarcerated Port of Harlem contributing artist Carlos Walker.