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March 30 – April 12, 2017
 
 
 
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Despite #45, Americans Manage to Move Forward
From defeating trumpcare to justice for Blacks and achievements by Muslims, Americans have managed to continue building a more inclusive and diverse nation in the #45 era.
 
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Black Immigration Under Attack
Last month, Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ar) and David Purdue (R-Ga) introduced the RAISE Act, which seeks to significantly restrict family based visas and to completely eliminate the diversity visa lottery.
 
Oscar Ekponimo is Using Technology to Bring Wasted Food to the Hungry
Ekponimo has developed an app called Chowberry, which connects grocery stores and supermarkets with NGOs (non government organizations) and charities to put wasted or leftover food to use.
 
16th Annual Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo 2017
The 16th Annual Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo takes place Saturday, April 1 and Sunday April 2 at Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD.
 
Annual Black Memorabilia, Fine Art, and Collectible Show
BerNadette Stanis (Thelma) and Ralph Carter (Michael), from the television series Good Times, will be at the Black Memorabilia, Fine Art, and Collectible Show in Gaithersburg, MD.
 
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Despite #45, Americans Manage to Move Forward

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Black Immigration Under Attack

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Last month, Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ar) and David Purdue (R-Ga) introduced the RAISE Act, which seeks to significantly restrict family based visas and to completely eliminate the diversity visa lottery. Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) estimates that nearly 69% of Black immigrants come to the US via sponsorship by relatives or the diversity visa lottery.

BAJI and the New York University School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic just released a report The State of Black Immigrants. According to the report, the diversity immigrant category was added to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by the Immigration Act of 1990 to stimulate “new seed” immigration.

According to the group, NumbersUSA, which seeks to limit immigration, The RAISE Act would reduce legal immigration to the United States by 50% in an effort to diminish its impact on vulnerable American workers. First, it eliminates the visa lottery and limits refugee admissions to 50,000 per year, removing the ability of the President to unilaterally adjust upward refugee admissions. Further, it eliminates "chain migration" by limiting family-sponsored immigration to the spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.

Breitbart News reports Cotton saying the RAISE Act shuts chain-migration, so siblings, parents, and other members of a legal immigrant’s extended family are no longer automatically waved into the country.  However, the bill does allow for temporary visas for elderly parents, who are not coming to America to work or go on public assistance.

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Oscar Ekponimo is Using Technology to Bring Wasted Food to the Hungry

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When he was 11, Oscar Ekponimo was so hungry he would stare at the kitchen cupboards in his home in Calabar, Nigeria, wishing they would magically fill with food. His father had stopped working after a partial stroke, and his mother earned so little as a nurse that he and his siblings ate just one substantial meal every two days. “My mom used to remind us that the hunger was not forever,” he said. “That always kept me going.”

Now 30 and a skilled software engineer living in Abuja (the capital city), Ekponimo is working to ensure others do not suffer as he did. He has developed an app called Chowberry, which connects grocery stores and supermarkets with NGOs (non government organizations) and charities to put wasted or leftover food to use.

As packaged food items near the end of their shelf life, the app initiates discounts that grow larger the longer the products remain unsold. Local aid groups and other selected nonprofits are alerted about these discounts and also when supermarkets are giving food away for free. Food that would otherwise have gone in the trash is instead distributed to orphanages and needy families.

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16th Annual Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo 2017

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The 16th Annual Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo takes place Saturday, April 1 and Sunday April 2 at Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD. This year’s expo will feature three events plus cannabis education workshops. The three Saturday cannabis workshops says Phaedra High is subject to change, but here is the scheduled lineup:

Saturday's Lineup:

Sunday's Lineup:


The two-day Expo will include the Baltimore Beard and Barber Expo 2017 and the Baltimore Skin and make up Expo 2017. “In 2016, we had more than 10,000 people to attend the show,” says Malaika Cooper, the show’s organizer.

The three expo event will also include other free classes all day on both days from Transitioning from Chemical to Natural to Taking Back the Black Hair Care Retail Industry.

The event is from 11a to 7p. Admission is $20 for one day and $35 for a two day pass available on the web. Visit the Port Of Harlem booth while there.

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Annual Black Memorabilia, Fine Art, and Collectible Show

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BerNadette Stanis (Thelma) and Ralph Carter (Michael), from the television series Good Times, will be at the Black Memorabilia, Fine Art, and Collectible Show in Gaithersburg, MD to talk and take photographs with collectors and fans as they add to the air of nostalgia at the annual event.

The annual show and sale features vendors and artisans with Black memorabilia, fine art, and crafts including slavery artifacts and documents, Civil War artifacts, paintings, books, dolls, autographs, stamps, advertisements, toys, prints, textiles, kitchen collectibles, jewelry, postcards, cookie jars, sports memorabilia, political and civil rights memorabilia, entertainment memorabilia, photographic items, movie posters, coins, and much more.

The two-day event is Saturday, April 8, 10a -7p and Sunday, April 9, 10a-5p. All tickets are sold at the door for $7 - students enter for free. Parking is also free. Visit the Port Of Harlem booth while there.
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Activities

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Washington
A Raisin In The Sun
Arena Stage
Wed, Mar 31-Sun, May 7, $40-90

Millee Spears of
Khismet Wearable Art
Zawadi Arts
1524 U Street, NW
Apr 1, 1p-7p
Apr 2, 12p-5p, free

Anacostia River Festival
Anacostia Park
I-295 and Penn Ave, SE
Sun, Apr 9, 1p-5p, free

Library of Congress Bibliodiscotheque
Wed, Apr 12-Sat, May 6, 2017
See Full Schedule

New York
Awaiting  for Men (En Attendant les Hommes)
Cantor Film Center-NYU
36 East 8th Street (between University Place and Greene Street)
Fri, Mar 31, 6p, free, 
RSVP at (212) 998-4222

Burning an Illusion
Cantor Film Center-NYU
36 East 8th Street (between University Place and Greene Street)
Fri, Mar 31, 6p, free,
RSVP at (212) 998-4222

Coming
Lecture - Contemporary African Immigration
Dr. Nemata Blyden
Alexandria Black History Museum
902 Wythe Street
Alexandria
Sat, May 20, 11a.–1p, free

Getting the Most of Your Vacation for Less
Bernadette Champion
Alexandria Black History Museum
902 Wythe Street
Alexandria
Sat, May 27, 11a-1p, free

Fatherless Daughter Reconciliation
Jonetta Rose Barras
Alexandria Black History Museum
902 Wythe Street
Alexandria
Sat, Jun 17, 11a-1p. $5
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