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Author: Stacy Davis

How will Obama’s health care plan affect minorities?

The Affordable Care Act is supposed to help everyone. It is especially supposed to help low-income, black and Hispanic citizens with health care options and address health care disparities. Blacks,
Categories: General, Health issues

African-American Marines receive Congressional Gold Medals

I wrote an article about Lavell Lynch, a Bridgeport man, who would be receiving a Congressional Gold medal this week for his service as a Montford Point Marine. CNN is showing a live stream of the
Categories: General

International Festival ends Saturday

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, a 15-day festival in New Haven, will end this Saturday. The annual festival, which is mostly free, includes musical, dance and theater performances from
Categories: Things to Do

Was Rodney King a civil rights hero?

When I think of civil rights heroes, I don’t think of Rodney King. King died Sunday at the age of 47 in his swimming pool, according to reports. King is famous because on March 3, 1991 he was brutally

Asian-Americans, fastest growing racial group

The country’s population of Asian-Americans is now growing at a rate faster than that of Hispanics, the Pew Research Center reported today. “Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and
Categories: Immigration

Where are the black ballerinas?

Black people are said to be great dancers, but American ballet companies lack black ballerinas. Misty Copeland is the first black female American Ballet Theater soloist the company has had in 20

Transgendered woman put in men’s prison

Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald was born a man, but considers himself a woman. Even though he classifies himself as a woman, McDonald was sent to a men’s prison in St. Cloud, Minnesota, for 3.5 years for

Local church plans concert and walkathon

Here are some upcoming events at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Bridgeport…

Who will be crowned Mr. & Miss Puerto Rico?

Press release: The Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County Inc., will hold its 19th Annual Cultural Pageant on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Bridgeport Holiday Inn, Main Street, in Bridgeport. Doors open
Categories: Beauty, Things to Do

Caribbean group launches month-long events

The Caribbean Community Association launched the first of its Caribbean-American Heritage Month events Tuesday evening at the Bridgeport Library. The group opened an exhibit of sculptures at the