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by Paul Bass | Mar 25, 2013 8:11 am | Comments (10)
With four mayoral candidates looking on, Clifton Graves presented an election-year choice to an African-American church crowd: Organize as one voice. Or prepare to be “pimped” again by City Hall.
by Allan Appel | Mar 11, 2013 3:03 pm
When Leslie Radcliffe was 6, her dad took her up in a Piper Cub from Tweed and buzzed the rooftop of their house at the Brookside development in West Rock. The year was 1960, and there was no danger at all. Her father had trained as a “Red Tail,” as they came to be known, a fighter pilot with the fabled Tuskegee Airmen. Families were shouting and waving a festive hello from down below.
by Ariela Martin | Mar 11, 2013 1:33 pm | Comments (3)
One hundred minutes marked 100 years for ten African-American women who took a walk Sunday in honor of the 100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s passing. It was a walk for a different kind of freedom—health and well-being.
by Allan Appel | Feb 27, 2013 2:23 pm
As a New Haven schoolkid, Katro Storm always had a problem with Black History Month. He saw nothing wrong with celebrating MLK or Malcolm X or watching Alex Haley’s Roots one more time on TV. But what about the rest of black culture? And why February, the shortest month of the year?
by Parker Collins | Feb 25, 2013 12:02 pm
As the Kergyma Community Choir began to sway from side to side, so did the rest of City Hall. When the choir clapped, so did the audience. When the singers opened their mouths, those watching could not help but harmonize.
by Paul Bass | Feb 21, 2013 6:42 pm | Comments (1)
In the basement of a New Haven housing co-op, tied to a chair at gunpoint, in a vain effort to save his life, Alex Rackley started giving up names after fellow party members poured pots of boiling water over him.
Now you can hear what he said.
by Paul Bass | Feb 5, 2013 5:05 pm
Charlayne Hunter-Gault refuses to succumb to despondency over today’s young people’s ideals or over the Arab Spring.
New media? That’s another story.
by Melissa Bailey | Jan 22, 2013 8:50 am | Comments (4)
Hillhouse seniors served the pizza slices for Inauguration Day. Willie Mae Jaynes served up a slice of living history.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jan 4, 2013 12:56 pm | Comments (11)
In December, the Elks celebrated 105 years in New Haven and hosted dozens of kids at its annual Christmas party. That same month, an ominous sign appeared on the lawn of the Dixwell African-American fraternal organization’s home.
by Allan Appel | Dec 27, 2012 9:39 am
Imani. That means “faith” in Swahili. It’s one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa that hit Clifton Graves, Jr. hard this year, then renewed his hope.