|Port Of Harlem magazine, a biannual magazine about blacks at home and abroad,
celebrates its 7th year of publication with a look at "Our Children, in Our
World." "The issue features photographs of children from the United States,
Cuba, Ghana, and The Solomon Islands, and articles to underscore what we have
in common, no matter what part of the African world we reside," said
publisher Wayne Young.
Nestor Hernandez and Jonathan French, members of the Fotocraft Club, the
64-year-old group of black photographers, captured the images of the
children. Hernandez also penned the story "Forever Young." This focus on
children also includes four other informative articles including, "Motherhood
Redefines Balance & Focus." In the article, Avonie Brown, editor of
metroconnection.info, shares her experiences of nurturing a new baby and
In the issue's travel story, "Surviving The South Pacific," French shared,
"Seeing people of color with naturally-blond hair intrigued me. It is their
presence that initially lured me to the South Pacific." The issue also
includes special features on the NBA's first black basketball player, mambo
music, and advice on planning your estate.
From artist Annie Lee on buying art, to restauranteur Mama Dip of North
Carolina sharing her recipe for potato salad, the magazine glorifies the
diversity of African people. This diversity is a reflection in the
contributors. In addition to the aforementioned, there is a story by T.
Michael Colbert, the publication's incarcerated contributor. He returns with
a story on his relationship with his father, while Scholastic National
Advisory Board Member Dr. Elizabeth Primas continues her column on parenting.
Readers who have seen Dr. Sheila Wise's "A Different Kind of Black Man" at
FilmFest DC or on DC Cablevision, can learn how a Million Man March meeting
sparked the production of the film as part of her doctoral dissertation on
the lives of successful gay men. "Understanding the black Community, is the
root of my interest in this topic," explained Wise.
"Port of Harlem" is available free at more than 150 locations throughout
metropolitan Washington. It is also available in five select international
cities. For a distribution point near you call 202-583-3438 or E-mail