September 17 - September 30, 2009


Host Loses Many Sponsors After Calling Obama a Racist


More than six dozen companies have withdrawn their commercials from “Glenn Beck,” the Fox News Channel program, after Glenn Beck, the person, said late last month that President Obama was a racist with a “deep-seated hatred for White people or the White culture.” Ironically, the Obama family is the most openly racially diverse family the United States has ever witnessed living in the White House.

“It's all because of you and more than 165,000 other ColorOfChange members who connected the dots for Glenn Beck's advertisers and called on them to stop supporting his show,” wrote James Rucker to Color of Change supporters.  In return, many are crediting Beck for bringing about the resignation of White House special advisor on green jobs Van Jones, cofounder of ColorOfChange. ColorOfChange continues to notify Beck’s advertisers of his activities. Click here for more information.





Rep. Joe “The Heckler”

Wilson Fails

Joe Wilson, the man who rudely heckled President Obama in the otherwise sanitized-looking Halls of Congress, earned an “F” for his voting record in the 110th Congress from the NAACP (Black) and a “zero” from the Human Rights Campaign (Gay, Lesbians, and Transgender). In the 108th Congress, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (Latino, Latina) gave him a 12% rating.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has canceled a planned January conference in South Carolina, where Wilson is a representative. "The continued public and blatant disrespect of President Barack Obama by members of Congress will not be rewarded with our dollars nor will a state that continues to uphold America's shameful past by flying the Confederate flag," says NNPA Chairman Danny J. Bakewell Sr.

Wilson’s opponent in the 2010 congressional race will be Rob Miller. Miller ran against Wilson last year, losing by 8 percentage points. It was Wilson's smallest margin of victory in his five elections to Congress.


More Than 35 View Bronx Princess

In Gary Th Sept 17 6p - Gary Public Library - Main


More than 35 people created a diverse audience that viewed Bronx Princess. Port of Harlem and the Alexandria Black History Museum cosponsored the viewing and post viewing discussion.

Port of Harlem teams with the Gary Public Library for a Thursday, September 17 viewing at the Main Library in downtown Gary. The free admission viewing starts at 6p.

(click image to see trailer)

Texas Could Remove

Cesar Chavez, Thurgood Marshall from Public School Studies

The Texas State Board of Education is moving toward removing Cesar Chavez and Thurgood Marshall from the social studies curriculum taught to its 4.7 million public school students. According to one of the six “expert reviewers” revising the 1997 curriculum, Chavez “lacks the stature, impact and overall contributions of so many others; and his open affiliation with Saul Alinsky’s movements certainly makes dubious that he is praiseworthy.” Another reviewer concluded that Marshall is “not an appropriate example as a historical figure of influence.”

Texas has an elected 15-member Board of Education. The United Farm Workers, which rejects these opinions, request that you voice your opinion.



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Plumbers and Gasfitters Apprenticeship - Earn while you learn. The Washington, D.C. Plumbers and Gasfitters Local No. 5. Joint Plumbing Apprenticeship Committee is the sponsor of this program. Call 301-322-8810 for more information.

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Memorial Service for

Malinda Saunders


Malinda Saunders, cofounder of the nation’s first Black Memorabilia show and owner of UNICA Shows, which hosted several Black memorabilia and Black dolls show in the United States, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 9 in her NE senior citizens apartment.  She leaves in this world her son, Arther, and a granddaughter, Rachel. Her memorial service is:

Friday, September 18th, 2009 - noon
St. Lucille

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
5100 Astor Place, SE (51st and Central Avenue)
Washington, D.C. 20019

NOTE: Central Avenue & East Capitol meet at 50th Street

Saunders Memorabilia on the Internet

"We should not be ashamed of our past," Malinda Saunders.

From Saunders' teachings Port of Harlem presents "Praising the Past,"

in every print issue of Port of Harlem.


The New-York Historical Society Presents
John Brown:

the Abolitionist and His Legacy

One hundred and fifty years after John Brown’s raid, the New-York Historical Society in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presents the exhibition John Brown: The Abolitionist and His Legacy, exploring the beliefs, activities and continuing significance of this critical figure, vilified by some as a murderer and venerated by others as a martyr.

On view from Tuesday, September 15, 2009 through Thursday, March 25, 2010, this exhibition of rare materials from the Gilder Lehrman Collection and the New-York Historical Society also sets the stage for the culminating presentation of the Historical Society’s Lincoln Year, with the landmark exhibition Lincoln and New York, opening Friday, October 9, 2009.

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