Tanzania Evicting Maasai from Homeland for Dubai Royal Family Funded Hunting Reserve

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40,000 Maasai herders from the Arusha region in northern Tanzania are being evicted from their ancestral homeland, to make room for the Dubai royal family’s use of the land as a private hunting reserve. Last year, in a bid to lure Arabian Gulf tourists, Tanzania’s ministry of tourism announced plans to set …

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Northend Agents & Media’s Changing Landscape

By Violette Haldane The Times They Are a-Changin’… For over 25 years, The Northend Agents has been the “go to” paper if you wanted to know what cultural, social or religious events were taking place in the Hartford, particularly the Northend.    There were some standard articles highlighting events or specific …

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Hartford Mayor Calls for Democratic Registrar’s Resignation, ‘She’s Incompetent’

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Four years after Bridgeport’s election gaffe, Hartford’s registrar of voters’ office is now in the hot seat following embarrassing ill-preparedness during this year’s Election Day process. The problems were to such an extent that a special committee meeting convened to dismantle the myriad voting issues and rampant dysfunction in the Hartford …

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Missouri Governor Declares State of Emergency in Ferguson

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Governor Jay Nixon  has declared a state of emergency in the state of Missouri and has the National Guard on standby, in anticipation of the grand jury’s decision regarding slain unarmed teenager Michael Brown. While some residents and demonstrators in Ferguson believe the governor’s declaration will exacerbate tensions and deemed …

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Commentary: Is It Time for President Obama to Declare War on Republicans?

By Mike Caccioppoli – Reprinted with permission from Intersection of Madness & Reality No need to mince words here. Starting with immigration reform President Obama must do what is best for the country and the people who live here and not pander to what the Republicans, still very much led by …

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Michael Brown’s Family Seek Justice at the United Nations

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The parents of slain black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot down by an overzealous white Ferguson, Mo. police officer this past August, spoke before the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva, Switzerland during a testimony on Wednesday. Michael Brown, who was unarmed when he was shot 6 times …

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UConn Frat Criticized for Racial Harassment of Black Sorority

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Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority at the University of Connecticut expressed their dismay at a town meeting, after white fraternity members went unpunished for verbally abusing them with anti-black and sexist epithets, which included calling them “black bitches” and “whores”. According to a report by the Daily Campus, the incident …

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Editor’s Note: Hot Button Issues & Staying Informed

Yolanda Allen, Editor-in-Chief, Northend Agent's

Times have certainly changed and media platforms continue to evolve to keep up with the way the general public digests news; and Northend Agent’s is no exception. Social media has made it easy for people to signal-boost under-reported stories and current events and, at times, has broken news well before …

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Election Day: CT Voters to Decide on State Voting Restrictions

This Tuesday (tomorrow) Election Day will finally be upon voters in the state of Connecticut. On the ballot this year will be a question about the Constitutional Amendment (The Early Voting Amendment), proposed to help improve voter turnout, by eliminating early voting restrictions and enabling wider access to absentee ballots. Question 1, …

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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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