NAACP Files Lawsuit Over Flint Water Crisis

  Attorneys with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of people and businesses affected by the failure to provide safe drinking water to the city of Flint, Michigan, according to a press release posted to the NAACP website …

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Connecticut House Delegation Issues Statement on Shameful Actions by Republicans to Allow Discrimination Against LGBT Individuals

The floor of the U.S. House erupted into cries of incredulity and shouts of ‘shame!’ Thursday, as a plan to dissuade federal contractors from discriminating against against LGBT employees was defeated by a single GOP vote. The final vote was 213-212–defeating an amendment by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), aimed at …

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Report: CT Liquor Store Displays Misrepresent Wine Ratings

Re-posted from: truthinadvertising.org   If you plan on purchasing a bottle of wine this Memorial Day weekend, a word of caution about those signs that tout wine ratings in liquor stores: Sometimes the bottle that garnered that great score isn’t the one on the shelf. A TINA.org investigation of 30 …

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2016 Small Business Night Out Hosted its Women in Business Brunch

By Kristin Burgess AJ & Friends Small Business Night Out (SBNO) recently hosted its second annual Women in Business Brunch on Saturday, April 9.  Over 130 Hartford area women (and a few men) business owners, professionals and college students came to the Pond House Cafe to network, learn and dine …

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Waking up Alive: What I Learned After Surviving My Suicide Attempt

By Kasey Woods Reprinted from My Manic Memoirs I’m a terrible suicide survivor. Or at least that’s what it felt like. Close to three months ago as a result of life’s inertia and an overpowering feeling of losing control, I made the impulsive and life altering decision to end my …

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Black Best-Selling Novelist’s Newest Book Reaffirms Resiliency

By Nicole D. Hayes Celebrating the 20th anniversary this year of her national bestselling novel, Tumbling, Diane McKinney-Whetstone returns to her Philadelphia roots to bring us a new Black historical novel.  Set in 19thCentury post-Civil War era, it is laced with secrets, love, loss, and healing that intersect at the …

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Student Loan Repayment Guide Available To Assist Connecticut Borrowers

  An estimated 62 percent of 2014 college graduates in state carrying education debt HARTFORD – Attorney General George Jepsen, state Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris and state Banking Commissioner Jorge Perez today introduced a new student loan repayment guide to assist borrowers in Connecticut, which ranks among the top …

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Lost Herstories: Black Pin Up Models & Understanding Black Female Sexuality

In recounting the stories of women in history, there’s a segment of women whose stories we don’t often get to hear about. We learn about women’s suffrage history, how Black women like Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth defiantly fought against slavery and for visibility, or about the strides Black actresses and noted …

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Women’s History Month: 10 Women Who Made History

Jackie Ormes: Jackie Ormes was the first African-American woman to work as a professional newspaper cartoonist, and become well-known for series that included ‘Torchy Brown in Dixie to Harlem’ and ‘Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger Zora Neale Hurston: Though she went largely unappreciated by her writing peers, Zora Neale Hurston was an …

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Spring Reading List: Top Five Books Every Woman Should Read

By Desiree Anderson     Some books have a way of altering your life without you even realizing it. Over the past few years, I myself have changed tremendously from a young girl trying to figure out what the next step in her journey is, to an ambitious young woman …

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