This Is Our Beautiful City of Hartford. A West View from the Connecticut River

This Is Our Beautiful City of Hartford. A West View from the Connecticut River

AIR FORCE ONE, 2013 at Air Base in East Granby, CT. Photo by Reggie Hales

AIR FORCE ONE, 2013 at Air Base in East Granby, CT. Photo by Reggie Hales

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Former Urban League Presidents talk of the Urban league in the early days. Photo by Reggie Hales

Former Urban League Presidents talk of the Urban league in the early days. Photo by Reggie Hales

Former Hartford Mayor reflects for Inquiring News, on the Urban League of Hartford's early days. Photo by Reggie Hales

Former Hartford Mayor reflects for Inquiring News, on the Urban League of Hartford's early days. Photo by Reggie Hales

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Hartford Fire House Number 16. Were Kevin Bell and Firefighter Jason Martinez, 29, of Manchester were stationed. Photo by Reggie Hales

Hartford Fire House Number 16. Were Kevin Bell and Firefighter Jason Martinez, 29, of Manchester were stationed. Photo by Reggie Hales

Thursday Robinson meet in the morning with Hartford Mayor Segarra in his office. Mayor Segarra Proclaimed Thursday as Moushaumi Robinson Day. He also invited her to attend the Hartford Marathon. Photo by Reggie Hales

Thursday Robinson meet in the morning with Hartford Mayor Segarra in his office. Mayor Segarra Proclaimed Thursday as Moushaumi Robinson Day. He also invited her to attend the Hartford Marathon. Photo by Reggie Hales

Fellow Hartford Fighters place their brother fighter, Kevin Bell, who died last Monday fighting fire on Blue Hills Ave. Photo by Rick Hartford-Courant

Fellow Hartford Fighters place their brother fighter, Kevin Bell, who died last Monday fighting fire on Blue Hills Ave. Photo by Rick Hartford-Courant

Pre Event Photo  (L-R) - Theresa Hopkins-Staten, Chairperson, Urban League, O’Jays Eddie Levert and Adrienne W. Cochrane, President Urban League Hartford. Photo by Merle Davis

Pre Event Photo (L-R) - Theresa Hopkins-Staten, Chairperson, Urban League, O’Jays Eddie Levert and Adrienne W. Cochrane, President Urban League Hartford. Photo by Merle Davis

Cap: (L-R) – Yvonne McGregor McCauley - Historian, Jeanne Murchinson- Moderator, Rev. Mia Douglas Associate Pastor, Nancy Bercaw – Curator – NMAAHC and Rev. Stephen W. Camp pastor, Faith Church. Photo by Merle Davis

Cap: (L-R) – Yvonne McGregor McCauley - Historian, Jeanne Murchinson- Moderator, Rev. Mia Douglas Associate Pastor, Nancy Bercaw – Curator – NMAAHC and Rev. Stephen W. Camp pastor, Faith Church. Photo by Merle Davis

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Jamaican Born City Council Candidate Michael R. Duncan Endorsed By Diaspora Advisory Board Member

February 10, 2013 at 05:25

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Rosedale, NY: Jamaica Diaspora U.S. North East Advisory Board member Irwine G. Clare, Sr. OD recently announced his endorsement of Jamaican born Michael R. Duncan for the 31st Council District seat in New York. The objective of the Advisory Board is to strengthen the linkages with the Jamaican Diaspora and to advise the Minister with […]

INROADS Names New Chief Operating Officer

February 10, 2013 at 05:04

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Michael T. Holmes

Former INROADS regional executive returns, bringing strategic talent management, talent acquisition and relationship management expertise ST. LOUIS, MO, January 22, 2013— INROADS, Inc., the nation’s largest non-profit source of salaried corporate internships, has appointed Michael T. Holmes as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Holmes will lead and manage a comprehensive array of services […]

Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Indicted On 21 Corruption Charges

February 10, 2013 at 05:02

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Congress Holds Hearings On Response To Hurricanes Gustav And Ike

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN 01/18/13 01:45 PM ET EST NEW ORLEANS – Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday on charges that he used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The charges against Nagin […]

50 Years of Moving America Toward Justice: Reflections on Civil Rights Milestones and Struggles

February 10, 2013 at 04:35

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By Barbara R. Arnwine, President and Executive Director, 
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law As we celebrate the arrival of 2013, it is imperative that we reflect upon the 50 years of civil rights victories and struggles since the historic year of 1963, which, in many ways, launched the modern civil rights movement. It […]

Everybody’s Person of the Year – Olympian Kirani James

February 10, 2013 at 04:21

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Brooklyn, NY – Media outlets generally consider politicians first when evaluating individuals who are eligible to be “Person of the Year.” TIME Magazine, which started the Person of the Year honor, frequently chooses politicians and statespersons. For 2012, in the Caribbean, the task was easy. There was no Anglophone head of government deserving to be […]

President Obama and Vice President Biden Take the Oath of Office

February 9, 2013 at 21:06

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Obama Swear in 2013

Washignton, DC – In two separate, private ceremonies, President Obama and Vice President Biden were officially sworn into office, marking the start of the second term. (The Constitution mandates that the President takes the oath on January 20. Since that date falls on a Sunday this year, the public inauguration ceremony and festivities will take […]

Celebrating Good News in Our Community

December 10, 2012 at 16:09

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Bridgeport, CT native Reginald “Reggie” Hudson was recently awarded for outstanding service as an East Orange, NJ police officer. Hudson attended Harding High School and has been in law enforcement for over 15 years. Out of over 50 outstanding officers Sgt. Hudson received the most awards. Photo Credit: Cecilia Rollins

Why do Black Males lead the Nation in Suspensions?

December 10, 2012 at 15:36

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(Chicago, IL, Dec. 1, 2012) – Understanding what makes African American boys tick has challenged many a parent and educator, but youth mentor and author Kevin Todd Porter may finally have cracked the code on the struggles this group faces in the classroom. Porter’s debut book, Angry Little Men: Hypermasculinity, Academic Disconnect and Mentoring African […]

Obama Sweeps Election for 2nd term as President

November 9, 2012 at 13:53

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By Liz Goodwin, Photo By LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS Chicago, Il ,- President Barack Obama handily defeated Gov. Mitt Romney and won himself a second term on Tuesday after a bitter and historically expensive race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. Obama beat Romney after nabbing almost every one of the 12 […]

Aretha Franklin at Detroit’s Commercial Field

November 1, 2012 at 12:51

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Aretha Franklin Performed The National Anthem at Detroit’s Commercial Field in Game Five of the World Series (Detroit, MI – October 23, 2012) – Detroit Tiger fans are celebrating their team’s berth in the World Series, after they swept the New York Yankees to win the American League championship. Now, Motor City baseball fans have […]

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