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April 8 – April 21, 2021
prince georges enquirer

Prosperous White Farmer Claims Self–Defense for Killing Negro Named Thomas Turner

A Tale from the Historic Mount Nebo Series: A few sentences in the July 6, 1906 edition of the Prince George’s Enquirer about the "unfortunate killing of Thomas M. Turner, colored, by Edwin P. Gibbs," a medical doctor, would never sum up the Black community’s anguish and outrage.
stacey abrams

Stacey Abrams: Stop Jim Crow II

As other events, productions, and businesses weigh whether to patronize Georgia, I urge those who can to come and speak out, and I urge those who are here to stay and fight, to stay and vote. We need you. Please go to stopjimcrow2.com to find out how you can join the fight for voting rights in Georgia and around the country.

Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) Festival – April 9

The annual Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) Festival takes place Friday, April 9 at 7p. The family event is virtual and free on YouTube and Facebook. At the CABA Ceremony you will hear from luminaries such as Lupita Nyongo who will be accepting her award for the book Sulwe.
Theo Hodge, Jr. M.D.
we are akan

Children's Book Review: We Are Akan

We are Akan is a beautifully told work of historical fiction about the Akan people of Ghana’s powerful Asante Kingdom. Set in 1807, the plot revolves around the lives and activities of three young boys aged 10–13.

Play Review: The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls

While the lawyer vignette made me pause and replay the streaming several times, the dating a candidate for a Black association story, featuring the bi–racial Grant Pierre Witherspoon III (also known as Askari, which is Ki–Swahili for warrior) was the most hilarious.
a peter bailey

Each One, Taught One: Life’s Impacters

Port Of Harlem Talk Radio interviews writer Peter Bailey, photographer David "Oggi" Ogburn, and oral historian Dr. Janet Sims-Wood. We talk about three people they had gotten to know and how those people impacted them, Malcolm X, Chancellor James Williams, and Dovey Johnson Roundtree, respectively. It's Thu, Apr 15 starting at 8p.
national iftar 2020


Links to One Night in Miami, A Special Conversation with Paul Coates and Runoko Rashidi, Anacostia River Festival, Evenings for Educators: Earth Day, The National Iftar, and theatrical productions including Mosaic Theater's Investigating the Poet-Playwright workshops and Woolly Mammoth's This is Who I Am.

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