Black Lives Matter
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 24, 2018 6:05 pm | Comments (53)
They’re angry. Some of them have been sexually abused. And they’re done being silent about it.
Close to 100 people brought that message to the lower Green Monday afternoon as part of a national day of action to protest the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the highest court in the land and to stand with the women accusing him of sexual assault. A separate sit-in took place at Yale Law School, where a U.S. senator (and alum) dropped by to offer support.
Continue reading ‘Kavanaugh Allegations Spark Protests’
by Carly Wanna | Jun 28, 2018 11:15 am | Comments (2)
Ala Ochumare stood at the center of a candle-lit circle and read a two-page list of New Haveners who have been killed in the city since 2010.
Continue reading ‘Black Lives Matter Remembers The Fallen’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 11, 2018 4:12 pm | Comments (3)
Veteran White House Correspondent April Ryan didn’t mince words with New Haven, or the Greater New Haven branch of the NAACP. She wanted to know if they are ready.
Ready to be “We the people,” ready to stand up for ” a more perfect union.”
Continue reading ‘April Ryan: After The Chicken Dinner, What’s Next?’
by Mercy A. Quaye | Apr 21, 2018 8:21 pm | Comments (7)
A civil rights attorney who has represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and most recently Stephon Clark — all unarmed black men killed in most cases by police officers — told New Haveners that they’re obligated to fight injustice.
Continue reading ‘Crump: Fight Injustice With Action’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 25, 2018 8:16 am | Comments (6)
When activist Bree Newsome climbed into the history books by scaling a flagpole on the South Carolina statehouse grounds and removing the Confederate flag, many people assumed that one very fed up black woman had taken spontaneous action.
Continue reading ‘History Didn’t Just Happen’
by Staff | Jan 21, 2018 11:08 am | Comments (14)
New Haven State Rep. Robyn Porter didn’t play to the crowd at Saturday’s Women’s March in Hartford. She instead challenged the crowd — to examine its own actions toward black women along with Donald Trump’s actions.
Continue reading ‘Porter Challenges The Women’s March’
by Hailey Fuchs | Jun 5, 2017 12:43 pm | Comments (2)
When students walked through the doors at the old Winchester Community School, they were welcomed by teachers who knew them — their strengths, their challenges, and their aspirations — Barbara Tinney recalled, telling her old neighborhood’s story the way her neighbors would remember it.
Continue reading ‘Dixwell Tells Its Own Story’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 17, 2017 11:29 am | Comments (11)
The poster is meant to shock and spark conversation, and it might be coming to a barbershop near you.
The poster features a hooded Ku Klux Klansman with the words “Die Nigger!” stamped across his forehead, white men at a lynching and the mutilated face of Emmett Till at the top. The bottom half of the poster similarly features a masked man. But this man is black.
Continue reading ‘Black Community Challenged From Within’
by Thomas Breen | Jan 4, 2017 8:24 am | Comments (5)
Fighting back in 2017 requires crafting a “black agenda” or an “American agenda” — two different approaches suggested in a passionate community discussion held Tuesday night in Newhallville.
Continue reading ‘2 Paths Seen To Black Power’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 18, 2016 6:31 am | Comments (1)
Deborah Busch Wright was playing the role of fairy godmother, her pixie stick doubling as wand and conveyor of fairy dust. If money were not a barrier, she asked the room full of girls and a smattering of women, what would you wish to do?
Continue reading ‘Tomorrow’s “Sisters” Tapped To Dream’