October 29 - November 11, 2009

Teen Makes Medical Discovery - Exclusive Interview

tony hansberry IITony Hansberry II is only 15, but he has already made a contribution to medical science. He developed a new way of sewing up women after they have had a hysterectomy, an operation where surgeons remove a woman's uterus. Hansberry's discovery stands to reduce the risk of complications women can have from the surgery and simplify the tricky procedure for less-seasoned surgeons. It will have a positive affect on the lives of many women since hysterectomies are the second most common surgery, after Cesarean section deliveries, among women in the United States. And one in three women in the United States has had a hysterectomy by age 60.

Read the complete interview with Tony,

his twin brother and parents




Now on the 'Net

Port of Harlem continues to expand our website with the cover stories from four additional past print issues. Click the cover below for that issue’s cover story.

Howard Law Unveils 140th B-day Commemorative Painting

In honor of its 140th anniversary, Howard University Law School has released “Transcending,” a limited edition painting by Shaunte Gates, whom created the November 2004 to January 2005 Port of Harlem cover. 140 limited edition paintings are on sale for $500 and 25 canvas prints are $1500 from the law school at 202-806-8177.


Top) Transcending. Right) November 2004 - January 2005 "Family" cover by Shaunte Gates.  Gates also has illustrations inside other POH issues.


The African Presence in Mexico

The Anacostia Community Museum opens The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the Present Sunday, November 8 from 2p to 5p, 1901 Fort Place, SE.; Washington, D.C.

Yanga was a leader of an enslaved people’s rebellion in Mexico during the early period of Spanish colonial rule. He and his people built a small maroon colony. It is believed that he was from Gabon.

Blacks Without Borders:

Chasing the American Dream
in South Africa

Sankofa Spirt follows the lives of 12 African Americans who call it quits in the United States to start a new life in South Africa. In pursuit of their dreams, these globetrotters find that America is not the only land of opportunity.

The showing and parking is free Saturday, November 14 from 4:30p - 6:30p at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street in Alexandria. Reservations are encouraged and you can place yours by calling 703.838.4356.

DCFotoweek-In-Anacostia Highlights Over 40 Photographers

Five different photo exhibitions premier in November, throughout the Historic Sector of Anacostia, East of the River. All the exhibits open Saturday, November 7th at 7pm and are in walking distance of each other in conjunction with FotoweekDC. For information on Anacostia Galleries, call Honfluer Gallery, 202-536-8994.

George Curry Interviews Ron Simmons of UHU

George Curry, formerly of Emerge and now of the National Newspaper Association, recently interviewed Ron Simmons, who offered Believing in "Male Supremacy Will Not Save Us" in the May - July 2007 issue of Port of Harlem. Curry interviewed Simmons on being a same-sex loving man and on AIDS in the African-American community in the article HIV Infections Increasing Only Among Gay Men in Black newspapers nationwide.

Simmons also announced to Snippets, that UHU is again participating in the Combined Federal Campaign. Their CFC# is: 38422. (The CFC is a donation program for American federal government employees.)

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