Pastor’s Daughter By Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez

I am a pastor’s daughter.  And not in the stereotypical way, not the rebellious pastor’s kid who felt neglected and overtly policed by God...

Hotep Hustling By Charlie Costict

We stem from a tree with roots many will never see. We were seeds turned into strange fruit. Branched off in sections. Some able...

Shakespeare Under the Stars at the 2017 Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival Capital Classics stages...

  Outdoor summer Shakespeare festival features family entertainment and timely discussions  The artistic team at Capital Classics thinks we’ll want a good laugh this summer. That’s...

The Plight and Legacy of Black Muslims By Demetrius Dillard

Out of all the major world religions, Islam seems to be viewed as the most ignominious by dominant Western society, including U.S. president Donald...

Hypervisable By Bulaong Ramiz-Hall

Where do I fit in a world where all the Muslims are Arab and all the Blacks are Christian? I am a Black American...

Muslim Voices By Jamilah Rasheed

“It is a peculiar sensation, this double consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s...

Why I Wrap My Hair By Jamilah Muhammad

I wrap my hair up high sensing my predecessors congratulate my effort recalling images in books, of sisters from the motherland observing me, as I observe them on pages cloth...

Happy Sperm Donor Day By Aysha Bee

I suppose I'm a bit different than the average Black woman on Father's Day. Because I'm just unimpressed; and with Black fathers, to be...

It Takes A Village By Charlie Costict

Father’s Day is a celebration of paternal love, understanding, guidance and support for those who lead by example while continuing to be an instrumental...

The Doors Of The Church Are Open – But For Whom? By Michael...

When the doors open up to your faith but close on your identity The doors of the church are open so they say, but are...

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This year has been a year filled with exhilaration, exuberance, vivacity, suspense, and controversy in the national sports scene. The Mayweather-McGregor fight was perhaps the...

Pro-Choice Values Matter: The Anti-Choice Movement is Hiding in our Backyard by Erica Crowley

This is a war. It’s a war on our bodies and our lives, and on this sidewalk, is where you’ll see that ugliness first...

Moving Hartford Forward by Rep. Angel Arce

I love Hartford. It’s the place I’ve called home since I was six years old. Hartford is a great city because of its people,...