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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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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Political Commentary: Why is Bernie Sanders Struggling to Win Over Black Voters?

By Rippa Cross-posted from Intersection of Madness & Reality Because I’ll always be as real as the bumps on the back of Forrest Whitaker’s neck, I’m just gonna put this out here for y’all to ponder. I wonder how many of the people trying to convince me to support Bernie …

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Commentary: Death to Patriarchy

By Charlie Hotchkiss As a cisgender male of almost 30 years, I look back at my views and thought processes concerning women and I feel ashamed. Although becoming a (intersectional) feminist has helped me unlearn problematic behaviors I’m still living in a patriarchal society surrounded by peers who see nothing …

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Commentary: Malloy Presents a State Budget Plan That Would Make Hip Hop Artist B.o.B. Proud

By Jonathan Pelto, cross-posted from Wait What?   Flanked by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, his “policy-partner,” Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy lectured a joint session of the Connecticut General Assembly today about the importance of being fiscally responsible. It was a grand theatrical performance that would make hip hop artist B.o.B. proud. …

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First Person: Belle Meets World  

Editor’s note: As part of our ongoing effort to feature new and exciting voices to our growing, and ever evolving, digital space, Northend Agents is pleased to be able to feature personal narratives in our new column: First Person.     Please allow me to introduce myself… If you’re reading this, …

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Marking a Transition: Lorenzo Jones Works to Build a National Movement For Health, Equity, and Justice

  By gabriel sayegh “I am the sum of all my experiences.” – El Hajj Malilk El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)  Today, Lorenzo Jones announced, that, after ten years as Executive Director, he is transitioning out of A Better Way Foundation (ABWF) – a Hartford-based criminal justice and drug policy reform organization. …

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Live from The Burning House: After-thoughts About MLK’s Radicalism

By Charlie Hotchkiss Throughout my years of becoming more conscious and self-aware, I’ve been faced with deciding what path to choose when it comes down to race relations. I think too many are hung up on this false sense of a post-racial society and believe that if we pretend long …

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