Black History

Newhallville Remembers Mother Brown

by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 6, 2018 7:49 am | Comments (1)

Markeshia Ricks PhotoLillian Brown’s mothering powers were so strong that she could just look at a child in Newhallville — her own and anyone else’s — and the child would straighten right up. She could cook food so good that you might be convinced to try chitlins.

And so sharp was her political acumen that mayors of New Haven knew that they hadn’t really won the seat until they’d had an audience with her on her front porch.

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Welcome To Wakanda

by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 19, 2018 7:18 am | Comments (6)

Markeshia Ricks PhotoThere is so much I want to tell you about my recent trip to the world of Wakanda ... or rather a special Saturday showing and celebration in New Haven of the highly anticipated new film Black Panther.

But I can’t. No spoilers allowed during Black History Month. (All bets are off if you don’t see it before March 1.)

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Dean Connects City, Af-Am House

by Mercy A. Quaye | Feb 12, 2018 1:11 pm | Comments (2)

Harry Droz PhotoReady or not, Black History Month at Yale’s Afro-American Cultural Center promises to deliver the goods. And despite how New Haveners may have been made to feel in the past, all events will be open to the public.

This revived commitment to the New Haven community comes from Dean Risë Nelson, the New Haven-raised director of Afro-American Cultural Center (Af-Am House) who is in her third year at the helm.

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