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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, Hispanics and American Indians have some of the highest numbers when it comes to people living with chronic diseases and disorders. Lack of affordability and Read More
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 official ceremony. Click here to view it.
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 around the world, according to the International Festival’s website. Visit artidea.org for more information about the festival and a complete listing of events.
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 beaten by Los Angeles police officers, while a bystander George Holliday videotaped the incident. The video Read More
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 fastest-growing racial group in the United States,” the Pew Center reported. Do you think Asian-Americans will become a target group for anti-immigration policies? Follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Related Read More
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 years. I remember auditioning for a spot in the School of American Ballet’s summer program when I was still in high school. I was Read More
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 stabbing and killing a man, the Star Tribune reported. The man said very racist and transphobic things, McDonald said. “I Read More
Here are some upcoming events at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Bridgeport…
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 at 6:30p.m. The show starts 7 p.m. (sharp). Twenty-three contestants, between the ages of 5 and 23, all of whom are Fairfield County area Read More
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 library, which will be displayed throughout the month of June. Here are some photos from the event: [nggallery id=5660] Other 2012 Caribbean-American Heritage Month events… - African-American Read More