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...

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...

Cut FDA Red Tape So Doctors Can Better Treat Patients By Peter J. Pitts

Doctors often fail to treat their patients with the most effective medicines -- but it's not their fault. Is an outdated FDA regulation to...

NAACP President and Muslim Pioneer

Imam Kashif Abdul Karim met with Imam Muhammad Ansari First Muslim President of the NAACP Hartford Chapter {Senior Muslim Pioneer Historian} to chat briefly...

Daddy Lessons: Tuxedos, Prom Gowns, & Guns? Dads, stop pointing guns at your daughters’...

Remember preparing for prom? Taking an entire afternoon to sit in a nail or hair salon or fuss over last minute alterations and pick...

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...

Ripp Dem Up: Melania Trump Ain’t No Michelle Obama

  Melania Trump set the Republican National Convention on fire with her speech in Cleveland last night. It didn't stop there, however. Her speech managed...

Why is Bernie Sanders Struggling to Win Over Black Voters?

Cross-posted from Intersection of Madness & Reality Because I’ll always be as real as the bumps on the back of Forrest Whitaker’s neck, I’m just...

Commentary: Death to Patriarchy

By Charlie Hotchkiss As a cisgender male of almost 30 years, I look back at my views and thought processes concerning women and I feel...

Malloy Presents a State Budget Plan That Would Make Hip Hop Artist B.o.B. Proud

By Jonathan Pelto, cross-posted from Wait What? Flanked by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, his “policy-partner,” Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy lectured a joint session of the...

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How the Clash Between Politics, Sports and Race is shaping the News By Demetrius...

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,...