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Aug 24 – Sep 06, 2023
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POH Podcasts
Oppenheimer, The Missing Blacks, and The Bomb with Historian CR Gibbs

The film "Oppenheimer" raked in $80.5 million in the United States on its opening weekend. In the international market, it took in about $93 million for a total of more than $174 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.

The cast list for the $100 million "Oppenheimer" mentions only one Black scientist.

The movie purports to show a critical time in the life of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb. In one of the greatest scientific efforts during WW II, the Manhattan Project marshalled the efforts of over 200,000 scientists, technicians, and workers and helped win the war by dropping two nuclear bombs on Japan.

Was the only Black in the movie the only one in real life involved with the project? Who was he and what did he do? To answer these and other questions about Blacks and the bomb, we have as our guest, author, lecturer, popular Port of Harlem contributor, and historian of the African diaspora, C.R. Gibbs.

Test Your COVID IQ!

North Beach, MD
Artworks@7th Gallery
8905 Cheaspeake Avenue (at 2nd Street)
Opening reception: Sat, Sep 2, 1p-4p.
Sat. Sep 2-Sep 29
Karen Jenkins's "Sophie Redmond" from "From These Shores" at the Juffureh Slavery Museum - The Gambia, included

African Affairs
With the generous support of Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Wilson Center Africa Program launched Africa Up Close in 2013 with the aim of raising awareness and understanding about Africa, analyzing key issues in US-Africa relations, and generating ideas and options for addressing challenges and opportunities in Africa.

The George Floyd Quilts (Travelling Exhibit)
Marshall J Gardner Center for the Arts
540 S Lake Street
Tue, Aug 1-Sat, Aug 12, donation

Bromo Art Walk
Bromo Arts District - Multiple 218 W. Saratoga Street
Thu, Aug 24,5p-9pm

North Beach, MD
Artworks@7th Gallery
8905 Cheaspeake Avenue (at 2nd Street)
Opening reception: Sat, Sep 2, 1p-4p.
Sat. Sep 2-Sep 29
Karen Jenkins's "Sophie Redmond" from "From These Shores" at the Juffureh Slavery Museum - The Gambia, included

San Francisco
Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence
de Young
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
now until-Oct 15, $

Danville, CA
Paper Trails
Village Theater & Art Gallery
233 Front St
Sat, Aug 26–Fri, Oct 20


Super StoryHour at the Park
Marquette Park Playground Committee
Marquette Park Playground
Weds, May 31–Thu, Aug 30, 10a-noon
free bag lunches, city transportation

August is Black Business Month

Columbia Maryland
Trade & Investment Summit
Wayne Smith & Associates
Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel, Conference Center
Thu, Aug 24-Fri, Aug 25, 9a-4p

Conscious Capitalism

How a Guaranteed Income Pilot Program is Helping Some in Gary, Indiana
PBS NewsHour

The 5 Reasons Why The "United States Of AFRICA" May Fail

How Younger Voters Will Affect The Future Of American Politics
The Brookings Institution
Tue, Sep 12, 2p-3p, free

Corey Holcomb
The Houston Improv
7620 Katy Fwy #45
Fri, Aug 25-Sun, Aug 27, $

Jacksonville, FL
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Wed, Sep 20-Sun, Sep 24,$

New York
Muslims for Progressive Values 2023 Conference Day
Union Theological Seminary 3041 Broadway
Sat, Sep 30, 9a-5p, $

Consumer Info
The PACT Act and your VA benefits
( The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances.)

Facebook Users Have to August 25 to Claim a Portion of a $725 Million Settlement



Election 2022
How Close Were House Races? A Few Thousand Votes Could Have Swung Control

New York
Kerry Washington and others
The Apollo’s Inaugural Festival of Arts & Ideas
253 W 125th Street
Fri, Oct 6-Sun, Oct 8, $

Richmond, VA
The 2nd Street Festival
Historic Jackson Ward
Sat, Oct 7-Sun, Oct 8

Richmond, VA
The Richmond Folk Festival
Downtown Richmond’s riverfront
Fri, Oct 13-Sun, Oct 15

Dr Makaziwe Mandela
Black History Month Speaker
Descendants & Destiny
Thu, Oct, 19, 7:30p

Pool: A Social History of Segregation?
The Fairmount Water Works
640 Water Works Drive
Philadelphia, PA
now until-Sep 30, free

Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia
101 South Third Street
now until Sun, Nov 26

Washington, DC
We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC
Martin Luther King Library
9 & G Street, NW
now until-Sep 15, 2024

Macon, GA
Tyler Perry Exhibition
Tubman Museum
310 Cherry Street
Now until Feb 2025

East Chicago, IN
Festival de la Monarca
Kosciuzko Park
800 W 151st St
Sat, Sep 16, 12p, free

A United Kingdom (released Nov 26)
History vs. Hollywood Findings

Brufut, The Gambia
Afrobeacitie Festival Gambia
Brufut Beach
Fri, Dec 15- Mon, Dec 18, 1p-4:30a, $

Supa Team 4
(Netflix's first African animation)

19th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit (Online)

Prostate Cancer Early Detection Screening - Understanding Today's Needs and Meeting the Challenges
Session I:  Wed, Sep 6, 1p

Community Outreach, Mobilization, Engagement Strategies and Outcomes
Session II: Wed, Sep 13, 1p

Reaching Black Patients with Clinical Trial Opportunities and Increasing Trial Participation
Session III: Wed, Sep 20, 1p

Patient Stories and Lessons Learned in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer, and Recognizing PHEN Champions
Session IV: Wed, Sep 27, 1p

Bakau, Kanifing Municipality, The Gambia
Walk4Health-The Gambia
Every Sat, 7:30a
Independence Stadium

Washington, DC and Online
Brother Malcolm X’s Strategic Pan Africanism:
A Discussion with Author A. Peter Bailey
Zoom and at Sankofa Video Books Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW
Sat, Sep 09, 11a-1p, $!0, free for first timers

Congressman Charles C. Diggs Jr. and the Desegregation of Commercial Air Transportation 
National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC
Sep 13, 8p-9p, free

SNCC Digital Gateway
(A documentary website that tells the story of how young activists in SNCC united with local people in the Deep South.)

Human Diversity
Best African Dads In The World: Meet The Aka Pygmy Fathers

4 African Cultural Traditions Travelers Can Participate In- Wodaabe Warriors

The Meaning of Mahu

(In Native Hawaiian and Tahitian cultures are third gender people with traditional spiritual and social roles within the culture, similar to Tongan fakaleiti and Samoan fa'afafine)

A Black Woman with White Skin Struggles To Fit In With Society

Woman Challenging Zakir Naik on Polygamy

Pastress Aggie About Her Ministry as A Transgender Pastor In Uganda

Ellis Bell

Bell, POH publisher Wayne Young’s paternal uncle, discusses his journey as a farmer, insurance agent, and founder of a non-profit that introduces young Americans to agricultural careers.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Schooling Joe Rogan on Africa's Greatness

The “Deviant” African Genders That Colonialism Condemned

In Memoriam
Delano Lewis

Gardena, CA
20th Annual Gardena Jazz Festival  
Rowley Memorial Park
13220 South Van Ness Avenue
Sun, Aug 27, 9a-7p,$

Washington, DC
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 I St., SW
Every Friday night, from 6p-9p
Monday Night Blues
Admission $10 -- Children under 16 are FREE Food and Beverages available 5:30p-8:45p

Atheists Late Night
Atheists In Kenya Society
Fridays, 4p-5p

Curricular Resources:
Reparations Math and Reparations History

The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations ask you to call 202-456-1111, White House Comments Line, and ask Biden to sign an Executive Order to standup a commission to implement HR40 and study Reparations for American Blacks.

Philadelphia Joins Several Others Cities and States Exploring Reparations

Attorneys for 3 Last-Known Survivors of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Appeal Dismissed Reparations Case

Nairobi Street Basketball Festival
Nyayo National Stadium
Sep 3, 10a-8p

Stage Shows

Oxon Hill, MD
Rupaul's Drag Race
The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Sat, Aug, 26, 8p, $

Washington, DC
Anthony Driver Designs
Jewelry Maker
Eastern Market – next to first door
225 7th St, SE
Sats, 8a-6p, Sun 8a-5p, free

Washington, DC
The Black Saturdays CO-OP and Farmers Market
2015 Bunker Hill Road, N.E.
Sat, Sep 02, 1p-5p

Miller Beach Farmers Market
Every Sunday,11a-1p, May 15-Sep 26
starting Sun, Jun 4
667 S Lake St
Washington, DC
Anthony Driver Designs
Jewelry Maker
Eastern Market – next to first door
225 7th St, SE
Sats, 8a-6p, Sun 8a-5p, free

ChatGPT Tutorial - A Crash Course on Chat GPT for Beginners

Nuestra Comunidad NWI
Juan Andrade interviews Publisher Wayne Young about African Hispanics in the "From These Shores" exhibit in The Gambia, The Gambia, the Underground Railroad traveling through Great Gary, and world Black History.

Richard III
PBS Great Performances
See Watch Full Episode

San Francisco
American Conservatory Theater
The Toni Rembe Theater
415 Geary Street
Hippiest Trip – The Soul Train Musical
Fri, Aug 25–Sun, Oct 1, $

Washington, DC
My Mama and the Full-Scale Invasion
Woolly Mammoth
641 D ST. NW
Sep 11,-Oct 8, $

Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Baltimore Center Stage
700 North Calvert Street
Thu, Sep 14-Sun, Oct 8

New York
Central Park Summer Movies Tour
Thu, Aug 3 - Sat, Sep 30, $35

Young Adults
Read Africa Aloud
Features author readings with classroom applications and fun activities for children.

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