Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

Dating site helps those with STDs

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

RIP Donna Summer

[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

Trial for black woman in Jewish cemetery begins

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!

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

My brush with a Civil Rights pioneer

I met Andrew Young, a former politician and Civil Rights activist, at the Georgia Aquarium Thursday. He was on a panel with other public figures, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, photographer Anne Geddes, and CDC official Anne Schuchat. They were discussing their views on vaccinations. He was kind enough to take a picture with me, […] [Read More]

Thousands seek justice for Trayvon Martin

Nearly 600,000 people across the country have signed a petition for justice regarding the killing of Trayvon Martin. About three weeks ago Trayvon Martin, 17, was returning to his dad’s fiancee’s house in Sanford, Florida, after buying Skittles and iced tea at a nearby store, several media outlets reported.  It was the last trip he would […] [Read More]

Did you learn anything during Black History Month?

A friend just emailed the video below to me. I was disappointed when I heard these college students’ responses, but then again after watching Jay Leno’s show and seeing that people don’t even know who the vice-president is, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Hopefully you learned something during Black History Month and know the […] [Read More]

Indian boarding schools brainwashed students

I just learned about this award-winning documentary, “Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School.” I haven’t watched it yet, so I don’t know if it’s good, but it sounds interesting. Here is a description: “‘Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School’ uncovers the dark history of U.S. Government policy which took Indian children […] [Read More]