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A close look at DataHaven's data reveals the extent of Connecticut's racial disparities underscored by the coronavirus.
Older Black Americans have received little attention as protesters proclaim that Black Lives Matter and experts churn out coronavirus studies.
A growing number of working poor families in Connecticut face stagnating wages and a rising cost of living.
With the $600 weekly federal unemployment boost gone, low-wage workers fear for their futures.
Some 29,000 Connecticut students lack internet access at home. The greatest shortage is in the 10 lowest-performing school districts.
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What is it that unites us as citizens of a republic where a former slave becomes a great orator for the abolition effort and insists upon education as the means for keeping all men and women free?
Congress has called for a vote on H.R. 3884, which involves the legalization of Marijuana. I have written to all of Connecticut’s Congressional representatives, strongly urging them to reject this legislation. I cannot believe that Congress would consider this legislation, especially at a time when our country is burning and there is destruction and violence nationwide.
The cost of delivering electricity is exorbitant and increasingly unreliable in Connecticut. On August 4 Tropical Storm Isaias arrived here, leaving over 800,000 customers powerless for ten days. Utilities’ failure to respond, poor planning and lack of information to customers and municipalities, and crews standing idle without direction, enraged ratepayers.
Connecticut legislators need to intervene and ensure that our state’s high school football players are permitted to play this season with full teams. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced that it would follow the state’s Department of Public Health order, which would prevent these young athletes from playing this season. This is not fair, nor reasonable, and it is parents who should decide what is best for their children, not the state.
Shea is a story about race and social inequalities that plague America. It is a narrative that prompts the question, “Do you know what it’s like to wake up in new skin?” Anthony Valentine lives in Bloomfield
Through my artwork I strive to create an example of ideas that reflect my desire to raise social consciousness, and cultural awareness. Jazz music is the catalyst to all my work, and plays a major influence in each piece of work.”
During times like these it’s often fun to revisit something familiar and approach things with a different slant. I have been taking some Pop culture and Art masterpieces and applying the vintage 1960’s and 70’s classic figures (Fisher Price, little people) to the make an amusing pieces. Here is my homage to Fisher -Price, Yellow […]
About the art: This was a local landmark on Marion Road in Cheshire. I have painted this old cider mill and farm over many years and felt it was a part of Connecticut’s history. Ellen Pliskin lives in Cheshire.