by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 18, 2017 8:03 am | Comments (12)
Two Jamaican-Americans were recognized Saturday night for their trailblazing career accomplishments in their adopted home here in the United States. And two Americans became honorary Jamaicans .
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 29, 2017 10:52 pm | Comments (9)
One hundred years ago, thousands of marchers took to Fifth Avenue in New York City to protest mob justice and the ongoing lynching of black people throughout the country. On Saturday, the Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP took to the streets of New Haven to mark the occasion—and to demonstrate why the march must continue.
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by Lucy Gellman | Jun 20, 2017 12:22 am | Comments (5)
Local artist Katro Storm painted a setting, peach-colored sun—and passed on the story of emancipation to young ears who hadn’t heard it before.
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by Hailey Fuchs | Jun 18, 2017 1:29 pm
Descendants of New Haven’s 29th Colored Regiment gathered Saturday in Criscuolo Park, the land where the soldiers once trained for the Civil War.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 12, 2017 8:03 am | Comments (4)
The annual Greater New Haven NAACP Freedom Fund dinner is always a special affair, but this year it was made more so as the branch celebrated 100 years of service.
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by Allan Appel | Mar 23, 2017 1:39 pm
When Diane Petaway visited her grandmother in the 1950s in the Dixwell neighborhood, she never knew about Curry’s Confectionery, a sweet shop whose chocolates were so delicious local white merchants sold them as their own. They carried the subterfuge as far as to require James and Ethel Curry to deliver their candies at night so customers would not know the original candy makers were African-American.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 2, 2017 9:06 am | Comments (3)
Greater New Haven’s NAACP formed in 1917 less than a decade after the national civil rights organization debuted, a recognition of local abolitionists and activists involved in the fight against race hatred and racial discrimination.
One hundred years later, the fight continues.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 27, 2017 1:17 pm | Comments (1)
With drums, high kicks and alumni, the Black and Hispanic Caucus saluted historically black colleges and universities at its annual Black History Month program.
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by Lucy Gellman | Feb 10, 2017 8:20 pm | Comments (30)
Following protests over its namesake’s role in promoting slavery in the 19th century South, Yale’s residential Calhoun College has been renamed Hopper College, after a pioneering female mathematician.
The Yale Corporation voted to make the change Saturday after months of protest over the residential college being named after John C. Calhoun.
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by Betsy Kim | Feb 6, 2017 8:33 am | Comments (2)
A moral response to the 2016 elections and Trump era could catalyze the formation of new coalitions, and a new vision — a political, social pentecost — the Rev. Dr. William Barber told a gathering of New Haveners.
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