New Sugar Intake Guidelines
The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines say that only 5% of a person’s total daily calories should come from added sugar or about 26g per day for a 2,000-calorie diet. In 2010, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 13% of U.S. adults' total caloric intake came from added sugar (as opposed to sugar that occurs naturally, as in fruit) – or about 68g.
In 2009, the American Heart Association suggested between 30g to 45g per day of added sugar. WHO’s original guidelines called for up 52g per day. Nevertheless,
Americans tend to intake more added sugar (68g) than any of the recommendations (26g, 30-45g, and 52g).
The main culprit: processed foods. One can of tomatoe soup, for instance, contains 30g of added sugar. One blueberry muffin contains 22g of added sugar, while one tablespoon of ketchup has 4g of added sugar. WHO experts made the recommendations after studying the increasing rates of obesity, tooth decay, and heart disease, all which are linked to sugar consumption.
Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project at Fort Mose
On Saturday, April 26, at Fort Mose, Florida, the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project (MPCPMP) will perform a libation to honor our African ancestors at the closing of a day long program presenting the history of civil rights in St. Augustine, FL.
The Project supports the installation of port markers to identify areas where slave ships arrived outside of Africa to honor those who died and those who survived the Middle Passage. The Project hopes to plant markers in North, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe.
Ann Chinn, former editor of Port of Harlem magazine, first announced the project in the November 2008 - January 2009 issue of Port of Harlem magazine. MPCPMP has since placed markers in several cities, for an update,
The amazing story of Fort Mose is also part of the Port Of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership’s West Africans in Early America exhibit. It’s leader, Francisco Menendez, was a Senegambian-American.
Easter Egg Decorating Contest
Anacostia Art Gallery
2860 Bruce Place
(for ages 5-13)
RSVP # of children, 202-610-4188
Sat, Apr 19, 1p-3p, free
National Black Memorabilia & Collectible Show
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
16 Chestnut Street
Sat, Apr 26, 10a-7p,
Sun, Apr 27, 10a-5p, $7, students free
Coalition for Smarter Growth
Historic Shaw’s Renaissance
Sat Apr 26, 10a-12p, free
2014 Cultural Arts Expo
14900 Pennsylvania Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD
Sat, Apr 26, 9a-1p, free
Coming to Banjul
3rd Women Advancement Forum – 2014
Sheraton Hotel, Banjul, Gambia-West Africa
Sun, May 25-Thu, May 29
Fiddler on the Farm
A Musical Tribute to Benjamin Banneker
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum
300 Oella Ave
Tue, Apr 22, 6:30p-8p, donations suggested
Lecture on Octave Chanute
Dr. Tom Crouch
Sat, Aug 16, noon, free
A Hue-Man Event
Things I Should Have
Told My Daughter:
Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
46 W 116th St
Mon, Apr 21, 7p-9p, free
POH Cover Stories Online
If you are looking for the cover story of any of our back issues, they are now all available on line, for free. Since 1995, Port Of Harlem has printed 40 issues.
“We have no hard numbers, but by far, we got the most response from the issue with Felipe Luciano on the cover," says Publisher Wayne Young. That issue, "Whatever Happened to the Revolution?," dated November 2005 – January 2006, was also Port of Harlem’s 10th anniversary issue.
“The most remembered, however, was our first full-color issue featuring Jacksonville’s Amari Young,” he added. Port of Harlem released that issue dated February – April 2005.
That was all during the boom years, before the Great Recession.
Since 1995, the technology used to create magazines has changed dramatically. "Generally, it can cost less to produce a magazine now than it was in 1995, but the ad revenue is no longer there,"added Young.
Port of Harlem went completely green after the release of the November 2011 – April 2012 issue featuring Lamman Rucker on the cover. His name remains one of the most searched words that land readers to the Port Of Harlem website.
Print Issue Cover Stories Archives
New Groundbreaking Ad
Swiffer is airing a new groundbreaking commercial featuring the Rukavina family: The mom is Black and the dad is White and an amputee. Furthermore, he's the one doing the household cleaning, not his wife.
The Los Angeles-based Rukavina family has had a career in the media. The commercial, like the rest of the family's television history, is primarily about the father, Zack, adjusting his life to losing his left arm to cancer. He proposed to his wife Afi in 2012 on the Yahoo web series "Ultimate Surprises," and has appeared in television shows including Switched At Birth, Damages, Parenthood, Client List and a documentary about his life as an amputee.
Hassoum Ceesay, a senior official at the National Center for Arts in Culture in Banjul, The Gambia
Most Popular Page and Searched Word
on the Website for April, to Date