port of harlem magazine

November 3 - November 16, 2011


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POH Cover Model Reoccurring Guest on OWN’s “Home Made Simple”

kenneth wingardProduct designer Kenneth Wingard, who we featured on the November 2006 to January 2007 cover, is now a reoccurring guest on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) “Home Made Simple.” “It's a home makeover show. A designer, chef and carpenter come into a family's home and teach them how to live there life a little better through design,” explained Wingard in an e-mail interview.

On the show, Wingard is the designer and appears in half of the 20 episodes. The show appears Sundays at 11a Eastern, 10a Central.

Wingard dresses up a newly painted patio table by making a vibrant centerpiece with a few tools.

Photo: Product designer Ken Wingard pictured with his mirrored Op Art from his collection. His company makes the wall sculpture from floating mirrors. The mirrors capture and reflect items in a room creating a living piece of art that changes with the day.

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White House Announces New Petition Program

  • Create or Sign a Petition
  • Build Support and Gather Signatures
  • The White House Reviews and Responds (The initial threshold to get a response from the Administration is 5,000 signatures.)

Us Helping Us Seeks CFC Funds | CDC Awards $1.5 Million

 As the HIV/AIDS crisis continues in Black America, Us Helping Us (UHU) is seeking contributions through the annual Combined Federal Campaign. In recognition of its ability to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded UHU $1.5 million to expand HIV prevention services to young Black gay and same-gender-loving men, ages 18-29, in Washington, D.C. UHU also provides services to heterosexuals and transgender individuals. Their CFC # is 38422.
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Election 2012

In one recent debate, Presidential Candidate Rick Perry contradicted himself when answering a question about his executive order requiring preteen girls in Texas to be vaccinated against human papilloma virus. "At the end of the day, I will always opt to save lives," Perry said. This is the same Republican who condemns the individual mandate to carry medical insurance, part of the health care overhaul signed by President Barack Obama, as an overbearing government intrusion on personal liberty.

In its 60th anniversary issue, JET magazine names the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the health care overhaul signed by President Barack Obama) as one of the 10 Laws That Move America along with the Brown vs. Board Education decision that outlawed segregation in public education in 1954.

Don’t Try Stop the Foreclosure Process, Let It Run It’s Course and Hit the Bottom.”
- Presidential Candidate Mitt Romeny

"Without putting a single U.S. service member on the ground, we achieved our objectives.”
- Barack Obama on the Libyan Conflict

“If President Obama found a cure for the common cold, Republicans would oppose it.”
-Donna Brazile

Racial Inequality in America - - Sources Detected by 8th Grade
Two Blacks Win MacArthur Awards

roland fryerFrom a person's 8th grade test scores, 34-year-old economist and 2011 MacArthur Foundation award winner Roland Fryer says, "You can predict, reasonably well, how a person's life is going to turn out." So, he spends his time trying to learn how to improve those test scores to improve racial equality in the United States.

tia milesWhites called the Cherokee “civilized,” because they owned enslaved Africans brought to the U.S. by Europeans. 41-year-old public historian and 2011 MacArthur Foundation award winner Tiya Miles explores the complex interrelationships between African and Cherokee people living and working in colonial America.

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world.

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Theo Hodge, Jr. M.D.

The Wealth Gap Finally Takes Center Stage

“The right to sit at a lunch counter is empty if you cannot afford a meal.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A report from the Congressional Budget Office found that while those at the top have seen their incomes soar over the past three decades, middle-class and lower incomes have stagnated. From 1979 to 2007, average household income for the nation's top 1% more than tripled, while middle-class incomes grew by less than 40%, according to the report from a research arm of Congress.

The Growing Wealth Gap in Pictures

Black Wealth Plummets
(White Wealth Now 20X Higher)
(As reported in the Jul 28 - Aug 10, 2011 Snippets)

In 2 Minutes, Robert Reich Explains

the Economic Wealth Gap
(As reported in the June 22 - July 13, 2011 Snippets)

Egyptians Showing Support for Oaklanders

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Coming: "How the 1% Crashed the Economy" Teach-ins Wednesday, November 9 in the US

South African Youth March for Economic Justice

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Their parents march to end apartheid, their children are marching for change in the economic equation in a now Black-led South Africa. "We are not marching against this government. They have been doing a good job but we want them to do more," said Julius Malema of the ANC Youth League. The goal of the league is to build a South Africa whose economy looks like its people.

Their demands include:

  • Expropriation of land from non-Blacks without compensation
  • Free education for all
  • A ban on labour brokers
  • The nationalisation of key sectors of the economy
  • A more aggressive foreign policy geared to improving trade
  • The refinement of state tender processes
  • Housing for all
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Things to Do

The Fight to be Heard from Susan B. Anthony to Hillary Clinton
Speakers include:
Representative Tammy Baldwin (WI)
Chris Jahnke, author of The Well-Spoken Woman
Ann Lewis, No Limits Foundation
Shira Toeplitz, Roll Call
ida jonesModerator: Dr. Ida Jones, Port of Harlem contributor
Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
144 Constitution Avenue, NE
Thu, Nov 3, 6p-8p
$15 Registration

Cultural Salon with Tony Browder (Fundraiser)
Home of Cynthia and Fenton Sands
405 Aspen Street, NW
Washington, DC
November 5 2p-10p
(Tony speaks from 4:30p-5:30p)
cash bar, vegetarian and non-vegetarian food for sale
admission $10

Creative Content Artisans Style Group
Holiday Pop-up Shopping Experience

@ Blank Space Gallery
1922 MLK Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20020

Amazulu - lighting & jewelry
Stef-n-Ty - hats & coats
Khismet - wearable art
Zuresh - skin & haircare products
Nicole Summers - visual art

Shop open:
December 9th - 3-8pm
December 10th - 11th 11am - 7pm
December 14th -18th - 11am -7pm
Other hours by appt.

For more info contact:
Millee Spears 202-678-4499
Stephanie Dickey 773-230-0616
Charita Powell 215-253-9368


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