On Healing: Family Secrets, Domestic Violence & Generational Abuse

By Alinda Reprinted with permission from Intersection of Madness & Reality As an adoptee On my own personal journey to healing, I sat down and wrote an Open Letter to My Birth Mother with the intention of releasing and or venting my own pain and frustration as a result of what I …

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Trinity College Inaugurates Joanne Berger-Sweeney as its 22nd President

On Sunday, October 26, Trinity College inaugurated its 22nd president to much fanfare, during a spirited ceremony that was livestreamed from the Koeppel Community Sports Center. Joanne Sweeney, a neuroscientist and scholar (among other accomplishments), is the first African-American and woman to be elected president of Trinity. Joanne’s former and current …

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Stowe Center Continues to Examine Juvenile Justice System

Mark your calendars because this November, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will take part in featuring two programs examining youth incarceration. On Monday, November 13, 2014 at 5-7 PM the initial discussion will kick off with Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Salons at Stowe series with the topic, Children Behind Bars: Juvenile Justice? …

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As I See It: Election Day & the Importance of Voting

Guest commentary by Rev. Stephen W. Camp, Senior Pastor, Faith Congregational Church, Hartford faithmatterstoday.org   This is Your Wake Up Call…! This November promises to be an election time vital for our community and for the future of Hartford. Every eligible citizen should register and should go and vote. Consider this, …

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Connecticut 2014 Ballots Now Viewable Online

With just a little under two weeks to go before the 2014 general election, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced to Connecticut voters that ballots for all Connecticut cities and towns are now available to view online. Secretary Merrill is also urging the more than 1.94 million registered voters …

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Funeral for Hartford Firefighter Kevin Bell Set for Monday

  Fallen Hartford Firefighter Kevin Bell, who was killed in the line of duty while working to extinguish a raging 2-alarm house fire on Blue Hills Avenue Tuesday evening, will be laid to rest on Monday (October 13) at the First Cathedral Church in Bloomfield. Calling hours and a Firefighter …

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Prudence Crandall’s Legacy: Stowe Center to Host Author Talk & Book Signing with Donald E. Williams Jr.

via Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Tuesday, October 7, at 7pm, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and Mark Twain House & Museum present an Author Talk & Book Signing with State Senator Donald E. Williams, Jr., author of Prudence Crandall‘s Legacy: The Fight for Equality in the 1830s, Dred Scott, and Brown v. Board of …

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Hartford Public Library History Center Receives National Leadership for Libraries Grant

The Hartford Public Library recently became the recipient of the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) National Leadership Grant for Libraries. Selected from over 200 applicants, HPL is one of only 6 public libraries across the country to receive the award totaling $37,147. With the grant funding, the Library’s Hartford History …

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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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