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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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Juneteenth Marked At Amistad Memorial

by Meagan Jordan | Jun 20, 2014 7:16 am | Comments (2)

Meagan Jordan Photo Quinnell Wilkins laid a rose by the statue commemorating a great moment in New Haven’s civil rights history—as part of a commemoration of a different moment in civil rights history.

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Angelou Appears After All

by Melissa Bailey | Jun 2, 2014 6:16 pm | Comments (3)

Melissa Bailey Photo Just days after her death, Maya Angelou disappeared from outside an Orchard Street corner store—then reappeared to “wake up” and inspire the Dixwell neighborhood.

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(EONP) York St.
Apr 28, 2015 11:24 am
Address: York Street New Haven, CT, USA
Rating: 1

There will be an Emergency Order No Parking ban on Wednesday, April 29th on both sides of 260 to...

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Orange Street bike lane is a MESS!
Apr 28, 2015 11:24 am
Address: 648-652 Orange Street New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 21

I thought I got a city communication saying that street sweeping was supposed to...

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