Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

Where are the black and brown teachers?

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I recently wrote an article about the lack of  teachers of color in schools throughout the state. The majority of school officials said their top priority was hiring qualified professionals, regardless of their race and ethnicity. Since I’ve written the article, I’ve heard from more teachers of color, who said school districts are not treating […] [Read More]

Was the Puerto Rican parade a disappointment?

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Did you go to the Puerto Rican parade in Bridgeport yesterday? I wasn’t able to make it yesterday’s Puerto Rican parade, but the few people I spoke with that went to the parade seemed disappointed. Some said it was “ghetto,” as they described a city bus and another man with stereo speakers in a shopping […] [Read More]

Native American group to have solstice social

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Press Release: “Quinnipiac Tribal Council of CT Holds Annual Summer Solstice Social” The Quinnipiac Tribal Council of CT invites the public to its Annual Summer Solstice Social to take place on Saturday, July 21, 9:00 to 5:00 PM, on the grounds of Old Stone Church (Congregational), 251 Main Street, East Haven, CT.  A Potluck Feast […] [Read More]

Lynch returns to Bridgeport with Congressional Gold Medal

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Since Lavell Lynch received a Congressional Gold Medal last week, he’s been getting lots of phone calls and visitors. “You’re a celebrity now,” I said to Lynch, 85, of Bridgeport. “Yes, I know,” Lynch said. I wrote an article about Lynch last week before he left to receive the honor. Lynch and about 400 other original […] [Read More]

How will Obama’s health care plan affect minorities?

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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]
Categories: General, Health issues

African-American Marines receive Congressional Gold Medals

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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. [Read More]
Categories: General

International Festival ends Saturday

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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. [Read More]
Categories: Things to Do

Was Rodney King a civil rights hero?

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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]