Sections

Neighborhoods

Features

Follow Us

NHI Newsletter

Some Favorite Sites

Government/ Community Links

Black History

Fighting, & Writing, The Fire

by Sebastian Medina-Tayac | Jul 19, 2015 4:20 pm | Comments (9)

When Wesley Williams reported to the firehouse for his first day of work in 1919, the captain resigned and every single other man on the force requested a transfer. The mostly Irish-American firemen insisted the African-American officer sleep in the basement (he didn’t), refused to talk to him, and smashed dishes that he had used. One day, racial tensions erupted into a fistfight, which Williams won.

Continue reading ‘Fighting, & Writing, The Fire’ »

Jim Newton Dies; Ran Memorable Mayoral Campaign

by Paul Bass | Jul 10, 2015 1:42 pm | Comments (7)

Jim Newton, a prominent figure in New Haven’s black political circles in the 1980s and 1990s, has died.

Continue reading ‘Jim Newton Dies; Ran Memorable Mayoral Campaign’ »

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.

Continue reading ‘Rodney King, Reality TV Star’ »

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.

Continue reading ‘Seale/Huggins Transcript Returns To Public View’ »

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.

Continue reading ‘John Daniels, City’s First Black Mayor, Passes’ »

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.

Continue reading ‘History, Act II’ »

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.

Continue reading ‘Whither Black History Month?’ »

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.

Continue reading ‘Love Comes To Town’ »

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.

Continue reading ‘Firefighters Mourn NHFD’s Jackie Robinson’ »

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.

Continue reading ‘Pictures Of Slavery Talk’ »

Events Calendar

loading…

SeeClickFix »

Policing Issue
Aug 2, 2015 10:16 pm
Address: 265 College Street New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 15

For 48 hours there has been an invasion or dirt and mortorbikes, operating at ear...

more »
Policing Issue
Aug 2, 2015 8:04 pm
Address: Clifton Street/Lenos Street New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 1

Cars are not stopping at the intersection where there is a stop sign. When...

more »

PosterWallAdd your Poster

Sponsors

N.H.I. Site Design & Development

smartpill design