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Rodney King, Reality TV Star

by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 19, 2015 11:19 am

Judy Risota Rosenthal Photo The day after a white supremacist killed nine black people in a Charleston, S.C., church, an actor with Charleston roots brought home the violence facing black Americans for a mostly white audience up north, tossing around the “n” word and raising uncomfortable questions about how we view victims.

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Seale/Huggins Transcript Returns To Public View

by Paul Bass | May 12, 2015 5:06 pm

Robert Clark Templeton The record of New Haven’s political trial of the century — which echoes in today’s national “Black Lives Matter” debates over race and criminal justice — disappeared from public view. Forty-four years later, it has returned, for good.

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John Daniels, City’s First Black Mayor, Passes

by Paul Bass | Mar 15, 2015 10:53 am | Comments (3)

CSPAN John C. Daniels, who served as New Haven’s first black mayor and brought community policing to the city, died Friday after a long illness. He was 78.

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History, Act II

by Staff | Feb 20, 2015 2:34 pm

The New Haven Firebird Society and Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church are sponsoring a black history theater workshop series for the last two Saturdays in February.

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Whither Black History Month?

by Khadija Hussain | Feb 18, 2015 3:06 pm | Comments (5)

It seems Morgan Freeman isn’t the only one with an opinion about Black History month. In light of February’s black history commemoration, N’Zinga Shani organized an episode of her “One World Civic Engagment” public-access TV show for students to discuss the annual observance. Students discussed the stigma surrounding cultural celebrations, and the need— or lack thereof, in their opinion, for such events.

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Love Comes To Town

by David Sepulveda | Jan 16, 2015 9:00 am | Comments (6)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTOS The 45th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Love March launched from Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church on Lawrence Street under fair skies, and chilly, but warming temperatures. If history is a guide, the march would have launched under stormy skies as well.

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Firefighters Mourn NHFD’s Jackie Robinson

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 10, 2014 1:03 pm | Comments (1)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Andy Ross Photo The mood at the Goffe Street firehouse was somber as the weather as New Haven Firebirds Society members remembered a man they considered the godfather of their organization, a mentor and a friend.

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Pictures Of Slavery Talk

by Allan Appel | Nov 6, 2014 4:40 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel Photo Even with her art history degree from Vassar, Lynn Scott, visiting from Florida, did not immediately notice the collar and lock on the neck of the exotically dressed black slave. He stands alarmed, or attentive, or both, at the bottom right of this group portrait of a certain successful merchant of long ago named Elihu Yale and his aristocratic friends.

When she did notice, she exclaimed, “Americans tend to think of slavery as not part of the New England experience. It’s something we don’t think about.”

Now she does.

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Plaza Honors City’s Black “King”

by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 15, 2014 5:14 am | Comments (4)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Bikers riding the Farmington Canal Trail slowed Saturday morning to watch as the city dedicated a planned plaza to William Lanson, an 19th Century black leader once disparagingly called the “King of the colored race” of New Haven.

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Amistad Stops At Home

by Khadija Hussain | Jul 7, 2014 7:15 am

Khadija Hussain Photo Boom! Boom, ba boom boom boom! The sounds aboard the Amistad were not those of ship calls, but of drumbeats.

As people boarded the ship at a homecoming event, they picked up drums or maracas. They were told to make noise to embody the strength and passion that are the Amistad story.

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