Mar 23 – Apr 05, 2023
More Black Men are Needed in the Classroom, Diversity Advocates Say
Just 1.3 percent of American public school teachers were Black men in the 2020–21 school year, according to the National Teacher and Principal Survey. That school year, White women made up 61 percent of public school teachers. Black children, meanwhile, accounted for 15 percent of public school students in the fall of 2020.
Young Black Women in STEM Discuss Their Real Life Experiences with the CRT Term: Intersectionality
Four young Black women in STEM talked about being the intersection of being Black and female as they travel life's road. Former Port of Harlem editor Elizabeth Banks, MD (pictured) added that also being young has its challenges, but "being a woman that is able to help other women is magical to me." Critical Race Theory legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw is often credited with coining the term intersectionality which she created as "remedial education for judges."
Poem: Shooting Star
15–year–old Precious Foreman of Landover, MD was named the 2023 Youth Poet Laureate for Prince George's County, Maryland USA and shares with our readers one of her poems.
Children's Book Review: Door of No Return
The importance of friendships, community, issues relating to European colonialism and the slave trade in Africa are just a few of the many topics Kwame Alexander addresses. What he does so well is present the humanity of the enslaved by telling their version of events prior to being captured, sold, and treated like lesser than.
Tony Browder gives an ASA Restoration Project update online. We added Ugandan Pastress Aggie About Her Ministry as a Transgender Pastor and SNCC Digital Gateway under Human Diversity. The WIZ Dansical plays in DC, Tina Turner Musical in Chicago, the Travel Show opens in Atlanta, and Pool: A Social History of Segregation? in Philadelphia (pictured).
You first made her image number one on our Facebook page, now let's see if you will make her creation number one in the number of clicks a story gets in this email delivery to Port of Harlem magazine subscribers and the number of shares you make. CR Gibbs, the person, is out, but his story is back. Have you read the popular story or heard the podcast, The Mystery of Abubakari II's Voyage, and shared it?