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Black People, Let’s Be More Exploratory with Our Thinking By Tiffani Jones

Black folks… We are resilient. We are resourceful. We ain’t never afraid. We exude self-confidence and love. And, as the children say, we are...

Falling Asleep for Self-Care By Tianna Glass-Tripp

I feel like there’s a lot of pressure to be “woke” nowadays. It’s understandable: we’re living in a modern day Civil Rights movement. Black...

A Letter from the CEO about HPL Branch Restructuring

I wanted to share an update with you about some significant changes planned at HPL which you may have seen announced in the local...

HARTFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PLAN

Hartford Public Library Board Chairman Greg Davis announced that Hartford Public Library will implementing a Strategic Branch Restructuring Plan to create an enhanced and...

As I See It… Rev. Stephen W. Camp, Senior Pastor Faith Congregational Church

Life today can feel like living on a high wire, walking carefully across, with no balancing bar and with no net. It can be...

Why I Need Black Girl Magic By Tianna Glass-Tripp

On a cool summer evening, I sat on a patio at a bar with my wife and our friend, Kenny. We’re three motivated and...

Why Critical and Nuanced Thinking is Essential to Black Thought

Have you ever tried to have a civil conversation with someone, in real life or online, to no avail only to come away frustrated and...

NAACP STATEMENT ON TRUMPCARE’S CBO SCORE

22 Million Americans Could Lose Healthcare if Senate Bill Passes Leon W. Russell, Chair of the NAACP Board, today issued the following statement in response...

What’s at stake: New data on the impact of the Affordable Care Act in...

As lawmakers debate major changes to the federal health law, it is important to understand what’s at stake in Connecticut. The Connecticut Health Foundation...

Striving for a More Diverse Representation of Islam to the General Public By...

According to the United Nations, there are 7.5 billion people around the world. Theoretically, that means there are 7.5 billion thoughts, opinions, ideas, beliefs,...

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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...

Leaving and Coming Back to Nashville TN By Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez

So, I left Nashville in 2015, for the same reasons I haven’t watched “Get Out.”  I left vowing that I would never return to...

Empowerment Begins With Critical Thinking By Demetrius Dillard

In various communities throughout the world, the capacity and ability to critically think is admired as one of the most valuable skills one can...