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July 02 – July 15, 2020

 
 
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The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918, the Nation's Capital, and the Making of Charles Drew

African Americans residents of the city were initially given little thought. A small Jim Crow medical facility was finally set up for them in October at the Armstrong School at First and P Streets, N.W.
 
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Living Historians "Take Back the Park"

A swath of historians and poets met protesters who have been demanding the removal of the Abraham Lincoln statue in Washington, DC. Former enslaved Africans funded the statue, the first ever built of Lincoln to symbolize his role in ending slavery in the U.S., according to the National Park Service.
 
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Census, Voting, Surveys: Do Blacks Want to Matter?

Davis lives on DC's east end where the response rate in one of the Blackest ward's stood at 45 percent, while the rate completely across town in one of the Whitest wards stood at 69 percent, a 24 percent gap.
 
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Elections 2020 – Surprising and Historic

Pending final election results, New York's new congressional delegation will include at least three and as many as four additional children of Africa. Among the four will be the nation's first two openly Black LGBT congresspersons, Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones. However, Charles Booker (pictured) lost his bid to become the first Black senator from Kentucky by about 7,000 votes.
 
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Colbert Loses Petition for Drug Treatment; Remains Optimistic

The U.S. veteran is scheduled for his third parole hearing in January 2021 and the Howard County, Maryland judge who conducted the drug treatment program hearing stated that the parole commission could better handle the issue in January, reports Colbert.
 
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Surviving Twice: An Amerasian Child of the Vietnam War

When he dreamed of coming to the United States so many years ago, he thought there would be a car, a house, and he would find his father. Louis seldom mentions his American father now. 
 
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Activities

Concert For Cuba by Instituto Cubano de la Música, HotHouse, Raul Cuza and Bill Martinez; Los Angeles Times' Games, Puzzles & Crossword; and Minister Farrakhan: Confederate & American Flags vs. The Flag of Islam are three of the several new online events and activities we have added to keep you entertained and mentally stimulated. We have also included information on Vernard Gray’s Virtual Memorial Service.
 
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Readers' Trends

In the last issue, Rev. William Barber and Aunt Jemima ruled. For the past two weeks, our readers varied on their preferences with each electronic platform registering a different top post or story. Your voice always matter with Port Of Harlem, when you share it. Please, complete our Short Survey.
 
 
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