Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

Taliban says aspiring doctor will be shot again

A Taliban spokesperson said if a 14-year-old Pakistani girl, who was shot in the head last week,  survived, militants would try to kill her again. Malala Yousafzai was shot after saying she wanted to get an education and become a doctor in a documentary. She is now in critical condition, the New York Times reported. […] [Read More]
Categories: Politics, Women's Rights

Bully or motivator?

An overweight news anchor accused a viewer of being a bully after he sent her the following email: Subject: Community Responsibility “It’s unusual that I see your morning show, but I did so for a very short time today. I was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn’t improved for many years. Surely […] [Read More]
Categories: Health issues, Weight

Romney attracts black women

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not just attracting old, rich, white men to his campaign. He’s also attracting black women. “I support the fact the Governor Romney comes from a business background. Being a businesswoman and my husband being a small business owner, it means a lot to have someone who has been in your […] [Read More]
Categories: Politics

Murphy, McMahon to attend state NAACP event

The Connecticut NAACP 2012 State Convention will take place Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coco Key Resort and Convention Center, 3580 East Main St., Waterbury. UCONN Athletic Director Warde Manuel will be the keynote speaker. There will be a meet and greet with US Senatorial candidates Congressman Chris Murphy […] [Read More]

Caribbean fest comes to Bridgeport

PRESS RELEASE The West Indian American Association of Greater Bridgeport will hold its Annual Caribbean Jerk Fest on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at McLevy Green-downtown Bridgeport, CT. Jerk chicken and jerk pork will be available hot off the grill throughout the event. In addition, there will be curried goat, fish, rice & peas, patties and […] [Read More]
Categories: Food, Things to Do

White NAACP pioneer dies

The first white president of an NAACP chapter at a historically black college was found dead in his apartment Monday night. Officials said Michael Teasley, 40, who headed the Jackson State University NAACP chapter, died of natural causes, the Clarion Ledger reported. State NAACP Chairman Derrick Johnson said Teasley was “a really good guy.” “Michael […] [Read More]

Black woman allegedly denied housing in Winchester

A Hartford resident and the Connecticut Fair Housing Center say the Winchester Housing Authority denied housing to a woman because she is black. Crystal Carter and the state’s housing center are suing the Winchester Housing Authority in federal court. They say the housing authority told Carter move to Bridgeport, New Haven or Torrington, where there […] [Read More]

Jamaica celebrates 50 years of independence

Jamaica is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence from the United Kingdom today. If you’re Jamaican,what does this day mean to you? Follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Related Links Mixing It Up: Why are cultural months important? Mixing It Up: Caribbean group launches events for the month Mixing It Up: It’s Caribbean-American Heritage Month [Read More]
Categories: General