|Port Of Harlem magazine, the biannual magazine about Blacks at home and
abroad, celebrates its 7th year of publication with a focus on women. The
cover story is an inspirational biographical sketch on the nation's first
Muslimah judge, Baltimore's Zakia Mahasa.|
"After the Attack on America and the outpouring of distrust toward Muslims,
we briefly considered doing a different cover story to avoid possible
controversy. However, as a general interest magazine that fosters
understanding among African people, reversing our original plan would have
been equal to participating in the fostering of intolerance and disunity,"
says publisher Wayne Young.
In "Hip Hop Reflections," 19-year-old Kennedra Tucker shares how young female
fans experience uncertainties about life choices due to messages from
celebrities. For your culinary enjoyment, Gladys Knight shares two recipes.
Readers also get to look into the life of Mapaseka Makoti, the South African
Broadcasting Corporation news co-anchor.
In "All Grown-Up and Lovin' Dolls," several adult women reveal why they
collect dolls. In the issue's travel story, Port of Harlem journeys to
Harlem, New York, the world's most diverse Pan-African community and our
namesake. It also makes stops in Chicago and Louisville, while Kim Frazier
tells about couple-dancing in "Hand Dancing Makes a Comeback. On the Poetry
Pier, Louis Alexander offers a sonnet on his birth land, Jamaica. "Like
Harlem, we provide space for Blacks of all ilks, both from home and abroad,"
added Young. Past issues have focused on men, sexual diversity, religious
diversity, Blacks who guard white supremacy, and thechildren in our world.
New to Port Of Harlem are two health columns presented in cooperation with
www.BlackAIDS.org and Dr. Hilton M. Hudson II, author of The Heart of the
Matter: The African American's Guide to Heart Disease, Heart Treatment, and
The current issue is free at more than 150 locations throughout metropolitan
Washington. It is also available in four selected international cities. For a
distribution point near you call 202-583-3438 or E-mail at
PortOfHarlem@StarPower.Net. Subscriptions are only $4.50 per year and include
the current plus the May 2002 issues. Send check or money order to: Port Of
Harlem; 3215 W Street, SE; Washington, D.C. 20020.