Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

Dating site helps those with STDs

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Lana, a 38 year-old publicist in Los Angeles, California, was diagnosed with genital herpes in 1997, according to a Health.com article. Since was hiding from the dating scene. Knowing how and when to tell potential love interests she had herpes was challening. “She considered a number of online dating venues, but she says Match.com asked too many questions […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Health issues

Conn. church will have service in 6 different languages Sunday

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St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bridgeport, Conn. will be one of many churches across the world having a Pentecost service this Sunday. What is Pentecost? Pentecost is the day that the Christian church was born, according to The Christian Post. Christians celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit during this time. Christians believe that Jesus’ […] [Read More]

How do Christian groups decide which sins are worse than others?

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When the Sunday alcohol sales bill was in the process of being passed, where were the religious protestors? My fellow reporters did not receive calls from angry Christians saying the bill violated what the Bible says – working on the Sabbath. The biggest opponent to Sunday liquor sales were liquor store owners. But the same-sex […] [Read More]

NAACP says same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue

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Last week, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said it supported same-sex marriage. I’ve been indifferent about same-sex couples being able to get married. It hasn’t been an issue that really affects me personally – I know that’s selfish. But after sitting in on a conference call with NAACP representatives yesterday, I […] [Read More]

RIP Donna Summer

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[View the story "Donna Summer laid to rest" on Storify] Click here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow. [Read More]
Categories: Celebrities, General, Music

Where are the white babies?

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For the first time in history, there are now more minority babies being born in the country than white babies, according to an article on Yahoo. “This is an important landmark,” said Roderick Harrison, a former chief of racial statistics at the Census Bureau who is now a sociologist at Howard University. “This generation is […] [Read More]
Categories: Census, Race Relations

RIP Chuck Brown

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Categories: Celebrities, Music

He once was gay, but now he’s found?

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After President Barack Obama announced that he supported same-sex marriage, I wrote an article about it with Tom Cleary, another Connecticut Post reporter. Just a day or so later, we received a pamphlet in the mail, titled “I Was ‘Gay.’” In the pamphlet, Stephen Bennett, 48, of Huntington, Conn. talked about how he was once […] [Read More]

Trial for black woman in Jewish cemetery begins

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The trial has started regarding the black woman buried in a Jewish cemetery in Colchester, Conn. WFSB reported. A 72-year-old Jewish white woman filed a lawsuit against the Congregation Ahavath Achim Cemetery because it allowed a non-Jewish black woman to be buried there. The black woman is buried in the interfaith section of the cemetery. But […] [Read More]
Categories: General

See you soon Danbury!

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Last week was my last week at The News-Times in Danbury. I am now a reporter for The Connecticut Post in Bridgeport. However, despite my move, this blog will still be available to you on both the News-Times and Connecticut Post websites. You can also visit directly at http://blog.ctnews.com/mixingitup. I love new beginnings, but I don’t like […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Things to Do