Even Some Whites Preach That Africans are God’s Chosen People
We have been taught that it was America that introduced us to Christianity, though believers and tourists have flocked to the Christian churches carved out of rock in Lalibela, Ethiopia since the 1100s, 500 years before the first Blacks landed in English America. The truth is, God designed us to be his chosen people and even some of the slave master’s children have preached this gospel.
Liberia Celebrates Its Bicentennial
Liberian President George Weah on February 14 called on Liberians to unify and reconcile their differences during the kickoff of the year-long bicentennial celebration of the first free Black Americans arriving in 1822. Dana Banks, special assistant to President Joe Biden, made some astounding historical clarifications.
Happy 185th birthday to Cheyney — America's First HBCU!
Cheyney is the oldest Black institution of higher learning in America and is therefore the first Historically Black College and University in America. However, there are actually four “first” HBCUs and they all are absolutely remarkable schools. Michael Coard explains:
A.D. 16 – A Play You Hope to Be Blessed to See
Aside from my everlasting favorite, “The Wiz,” A.D. 16 was the most creative production I have ever seen. And, by the audience’s consistent laughter and applause, I was not the only person loving this short, two-hour, colorful play at Olney Theater, about 45 minutes north of Washington, D.C.
More Fundraising and Reader Participation Goals Exceeded - Thank You!
We asked for $300 to provide funding to pay our soon to be formerly incarcerated contributor T. Michael Colbert. You, our readers, contributed $535! The Baobab Youth Development Association, supported by Port Of Harlem readers, has started a new soap program where they make and donate soap to a local Gambian charity.
Mosaic Theater’s “Dear Mapel” streams until Sun, Feb 27. See CR Gibbs’ “Drum and Pot: Health, Wellness, and Food in Traditional African Society” under Health. From London, view the Virtual Black Abolitionist Tour of London. Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be at George Mason University while A Birthday Benefit Honoring Harry Belafonte takes place in NYC.
It is most interesting to note that while much of America’s attention was focused on how Whoopi Goldberg talked of the Jewish Holocaust, the reopening of the American Black Holocaust Museum is being overlooked and undervalued, except by our Instagram followers. See what else you may have missed.