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#VotingWhileBlack: Color Of Change PAC Launches Unprecedented, Digital-Based Black Voter Engagement Program

Color Of Change PAC—the PAC arm of the nation’s largest online racial justice group—is launching #VotingWhileBlack, a first-of-its-kind program that uses cutting edge digital communications tools to engage Black voters in a massive modern-day volunteer effort aimed at getting out the vote in races up...

New Strategic Plan Charts a Path for Stronger Arts EcoSystem

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) unveiled a new five-year statewide strategic plan, a central guide to creating a more vibrant, far-reaching and impactful arts and culture sector in the state. Over the course of nine months, the COA worked with artists, arts organizations, government...

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Community Foundation Partners Launch Voter Engagement Social Media Campaign

Do you remember the feeling you had the first time you cast a vote in an election? Maybe you felt like you were finally an adult; perhaps you felt empowered. Maybe this was the first time you ever voted in this country or in...

Ripp Dem Up: Donald Trump Still Thinks the Central Park Five is Guilty

  Yusef Salaam, one of the members of the wrongfully convicted Central Park Five wants an apology from Donald Trump. Of course, this will never happen. Trump has never apologized for anything; and, he isn't going to start now. I mean, why would he do...

Ripp Dem Up: Van Jones Asks, “What if Donald Trump was Black?”

In the wake of the release of video wherein Donald Trump brags about sexually assaulting women, noted political commentator, Van Jones, took to Facebook to discuss the issue. Jones did so in the context of race. Jones' commentary is a perfect illustration of White...

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...

Connecticut House Delegation Rebukes Anti-LGBT Actions by Republicans

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....

Connecticut Liquor Store Displays Misrepresent Wine Ratings

via 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...

Student Loan Repayment Guide Available To Assist Connecticut Borrowers

  An estimated 62 percent of 2014 college graduates in state carrying education debt 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...

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,...
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