ABC Leads the Pack this Fall as TV Networks Embrace Diversity

  By Tiffani Jones via Coffee Rhetoric  For years, networks and TV writers have made half-hearted attempts (if any) to diversify casts of popular cable and network shows or to create minority characters that deviate from tired racial TV tropes, some relented, practically kicking and screaming the entire way, or have fallen …

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Ferguson & Freedom: Resistance Is Not Rioting

Guest Editorial by Lorenzo Jones (September 3 issue, Northend Agent’s Newspaper) Editor’s Note: this commentary reflects the views of the author(s), and not necessarily those of Northend Agent’s. People keep asking me what the drug war has to do with Ferguson. I tell them to listen to the people not …

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University of Saint Joseph Presents, ‘Songs of a Dream’

Thursday, September 25th at 7:30 pm at the Hoffman Auditorium, University of Saint Joseph presents the concert, Songs of a Dream. Songs of a Dream will feature world renowned singers Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon, in an intimate performance that pulls from their own lives and relationship, filled with a …

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State of CT Files Federal Lawsuit against Alleged Mortgage Rescue Scam

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has obtained a temporary restraining order and appointment of a receiver in a joint lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida against Connecticut-based Resolution Law Group, Florida-based Berger Law Group, and other individuals over allegations that they took advantage of struggling homeowners …

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Commentary – David Samuels: Michael Brown and CRP3 Propaganda

Editor’s Note: this commentary reflects the views of the author(s), and not necessarily those of Northend Agents. Activists responding to the police shooting of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown are circulating a petition calling on President Obama to introduce federal legislation which would require all state, county and local police to wear cameras. …

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Video: Beyonce Steals the Show at the 2014 MTV VMAs

Beyonce (and daughter, Blue Ivy) stole the show, at last night’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Reiterating to the world why she’s one of the greatest living performers of her generation, Beyonce closed the show, treating viewers and audience members to a 20-minute set featuring a medley of songs from her most recent (surprise) self-titled …

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Lieutenant Governor Hopeful Ebony Murphy on Education and the Wealth Gap

By Tiffani Jones A print version of this article is available in the August, 6 2014 issue of the Northend Agent’s   Connecticut politics have been heating up as candidates lobby to get on the ballot or get re-elected to office this election year. Each has a bulleted list of ideas …

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Dan Burley, Black Publishing & the ‘Chicago Renaissance’ Period

By Tiffani Jones *Editor’s Note: this commentary reflects the views of the author(s), and not  necessarily those of Northend Agent’s. I’m no connoisseur of vintage adult publications, but do consider the elements that went into creating them during their time, quite interesting; specifically the role Black artists, photographers, models, and distributors …

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Commentary – David Samuels: DCF Plantation Report

*Editor’s Note: this commentary reflects the views of the author(s), and not  necessarily those of Northend Agent’s. WFSB Face the State host /corporate shill Dennis House aired another infomercial on the Hartford stadium plan. Mayor Pedro Segarra’s communications director Maribel La Luz was a guest; she talked about the stadium in terms …

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Video: Archaeological Dig Unearths Slave Quarters in Maryland

Archaeologists recently unearthed a valuable part of history, after happening upon slave barracks and a treasure trove of rare artifacts. The items were found mere feet away from the former plantation home of Francis Scott Key’s grandmother in Millersville, Maryland, while field techs were looking for evidence of French commander Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau’s 1781 encampment. …

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