by Paul Bass | Dec 2, 2016 10:03 am | Comments (9)
A panel of historians has given Yale a scholarly basis for renaming a residential college named after a leading slavery advocate if it chooses to— while stopping short of recommending that it actually do so.
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by Brian Slattery | Oct 28, 2016 11:04 am | Comments (2)
For jazz musician and professor Willie Ruff, the Langston Hughes Project show on Friday — with spoken-word poet Kenyon Adams and the Ron McCurdy Quartet — echoes back to another time in his life in New Haven, when Langston Hughes himself came to town.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 20, 2016 10:07 am | Comments (15)
Washington, D.C.—Some of my friends thought I was crazy for going down to D.C. for the weekend just to see a museum.
Continue reading ‘The “Blacksonian”: A Way Out Of No Way’
by Lucy Gellman | Sep 29, 2016 3:39 pm
A New Havener turned musical torch-bearer is finally getting her due.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 18, 2016 8:57 pm | Comments (1)
Members of the Board of Alders Black and Hispanic Caucus gathered at the Amistad Memorial to remember those for whom the good news of freedom came two and a half years late.
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by Clifton Graves Jr. | Jun 8, 2016 6:22 am | Comments (5)
Like many of you, I too was deeply saddened to hear of the transition of a true hero, legend, icon, Muhammad Ali. As I conversed with, emailed and texted over this past week with childhood friends, and classmates from elementary through law school; from North Carolina to California; accomplished Black men, lawyers, businessmen, politicians all expressed similar sentiments: heavy hearts, tempered with a sense of gratitude that we all had grown from boys to men idolizing, imitating, and being inspired by the “Peoples Champ;” the brother who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee.
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by Edwin Black | May 31, 2016 6:26 am | Comments (4)
In recent years, some in the African-American community have expressed a disconnect to Holocaust topics, seeing the genocide of Jews as someone else’s nightmare. After all, African-Americans are still struggling to achieve general recognition of the barbarity of the Middle Passage, the inhumanity of slavery, the oppression of Jim Crow, and the battle for modern civil rights. For many in that community, the murder of six million Jews and millions of other Europeans happened to other minorities in a faraway place where they had no involvement.
Continue reading ‘Revealed: Early Anti-Black Roots Of The Holocaust’
by Gary Winfield and Denise Merrill | Apr 7, 2016 10:00 pm | Comments (1)
The past year represents a small space in the arc of history but one that has bent dramatically toward justice.
Continue reading ‘48 Years After His Death, Every Vote Honors MLK’
by Staff | Apr 1, 2016 11:37 am
Today’s broadcasts on WNHH radio uncover new secrets about the artist Andy Warhol, explore mental health in the black community, try to get to the bottom of messy relationships, and more.
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by Staff | Mar 22, 2016 5:42 pm
A day before her funeral, the late Elsie Cofield will be laid in “repose” Friday afternoon on the first floor of City Hall from 4 to 7 p.m.
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