Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

Bridgeport mayor to honor city Marine

Mayor Bill Finch and the City Council are scheduled to recognize Lavell Lynch, a Congressional Gold Medal Awardee Monday at 7 p.m. at the Council Chambers of Bridgeport City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace. Lynch, a Bridgeport native, was one of the first African Americans to serve in the U.S. Marines during World War II as […] [Read More]
Categories: Civil Rights

Why are cultural months important?

Last month was Caribbean American Heritage Month. The month before that was Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. September will be Hispanic Heritage Month. It seems like there’s a month for everyone! I wrote a column about the importance of celebrating every culture’s contributions to the United States. Take a peek. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Related Links […] [Read More]

Local reactions to Boy Scouts ban on gays

I talked with people in the community about their opinions on the Boy Scout of America’s decision to stick with its position on banning gays from the organization. Here’s what they had to say… Follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Related Links Mixing It Up: Boy Scouts reaffirms its ban on gays Mixing It Up: How do Christian […] [Read More]

Boy Scouts reaffirms ban on gays

On Tuesday, the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its ban on gays. “We do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission” of scouting, said spokesman Deron Smith. What do you think about this? Follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Related […] [Read More]

Children’s author writes about dads going to jail

I recently came across a children’s book titled, “The Night Dad Went to Jail.” Are that many dads going to jail that someone needed to write a book about it? I guess so. It is estimated that 1 in 18 men go to jail, experts say. I was intrigued by the topic, so I emailed […] [Read More]
Categories: Books

Where do you find cheap international travel deals?

After meeting Frances Gallogly and seeing her photo book, I wanted to travel to Namibia for myself. Airfare to Africa is pretty expensive. Are you an international traveler? How do you find good travel deals on international flights and hotels? I came across an article about the most affordable countries to visit. Click here to […] [Read More]
Categories: Things to Do, Travel

Man shot near Puerto Rican festival speaks out

Over the years, Rene and Shelly Rodriguez avoided the Puerto Rican parade and festival in Bridgeport because there was too much violence associated with the events, they said. They tried to avoid the violence again this year, but Rene Rodriguez, 57, was shot while hanging out on his father-in-law’s porch, which was two or three […] [Read More]

Discrimination suit filed against Wet Seal

Shortly after the Senior Vice President of Wet Seal sent out an email saying the stores needed more diversity, several African-American employees were fired.  “Store teams – need diversity, African-American dominate – huge issue,” said Barbara Bachman in an email she sent to other Wet Seal employees after visiting multiple locations of the women’s clothing […] [Read More]