Aunt Jemima to Shine Again
For nearly a century the final resting place of an important figure in Black history resembled a pauper’s grave that was fit for the forgotten.
This Old House
"I was elated when I got the news that This Old House, the leading media authority on home-improvement and renovation, had chosen me to be the architect for the Washington Project," Genell Anderson, Managing Member at AMAR Group.
Repent, Reform and Refocus!
"God is always on the side of the downtrodden. And I promise you that your hands are too small to box with God. Mr. President, that same Bible that you used for a photo opp says whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. And so, Mr. President, I must warn you to repent from your evil ways," declared Rev. George C. Gilbert, Jr.
Perfect Is Not on the Ballot
The hard news stories on the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd flipped the page and away from the soft news story of Joe Biden’s self-described “cavalier,” statement: "you ain’t Black" if you're struggling to decide whether to back me or Trump. Instead of only sharing our view, let us first share the views of two of our Port Of Harlem Facebook friends.
The release of entertaining, educational, and diverse online offerings continue to grow including the Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home Hosted by Idris Elba, When White Supremacists Overthrew a Government, Suppressed: The Fight to Vote and The Fannie Lou Hamer Story. The Hamer story is on Juneteenth, Fri, June 19, 8p.
Stories surrounding the murder of George Floyd dominated our social media pages. We posted the full text of Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde's and Rev. George C. Gilbert Jr.'s, leader of a group of Black pastors, rebukes of Donald Trump for using the Bible as a political prop. Archbishop Wilton Gregory's rebuke is included in this issue’s article: Repent, Reform and Refocus!, which is Gilbert's rebuke.