Pulitzer Prize Board Will Review Junot Díaz Sexual-Misconduct Claims

By Anne Branigin, The Root Author Junot Díaz is stepping down from his role as chairman of the Pulitzer Prize board following allegations of sexual misconduct. The board says that it will investigate allegations of harassment against Díaz, who remains on the board. As The Guardian reports, the 49-year-old writer, himself a Pulitzer Prize winner, […]

Pulitzer Prize Board Will Review Junot Díaz Sexual-Misconduct Claims

Redesigning Maternal Care: OB-GYNs Are Urged to See New Mothers Sooner and More Often

By Nina Martin, ProPublica This story was co-published with NPR. Doctors would see new mothers sooner and more frequently, and insurers would cover the increased visits, under sweeping new recommendations from the organization that sets standards of care for obstetrician-gynecologists in the U.S. The 11-page “committee opinion” on “Optimizing Postpartum Care,” released today by the […]

Redesigning Maternal Care: OB-GYNs Are Urged to See New Mothers Sooner and More Often

When Bill Cosby Being Found Guilty is Too Much

By Kirsten West Savali, The Root Bill Cosby has finally been found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand inside of his Philadelphia home in 2004. Many people have voiced their anger and disappointment at the “unfairness” of it all. Why—Cosby apologists have wondered aloud—is Cosby facing […]

When Bill Cosby Being Found Guilty is Too Much

William Caspar Graustein Celebrates 25 Years

17 May 2018

HAMDEN — The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund on Thursday will be hosting a series of celebratory events to commemorate 25 years of philanthropic service in Connecticut. The year-long celebration will kick-off with a launch event on May 17, 2018, to reflect on the successes won, lessons learned, and stories told throughout the years, organizers said. […]

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CPTV To Air Documentary of Barnes Group

16 May 2018

HARTFORD — CPTV will be airing a documentary to commemorate the 160th anniversary of respected Connecticut manufacturer Barnes Group, Inc. The documentary will be previewed at a June 16 celebration in Hartford. Barnes Group has a long and storied history of innovation and technological advancement in manufacturing.  A business that began in 1857, as a small […]

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Capital to Hold Summer Program

15 May 2018

HARTFORD — Capital Community College will hold a summer computer science program for students. The program for children 12 to 15 will provide an active and fun loving environment for students while introducing them to computer science, organizers said. The program will run July 9 to July 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost […]

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ActUp Theater Company to Present Hip Hop Remix, The Wiz

11 May 2018

HARTFORD — The ActUp Theater Company will present The Wiz, a remixed hip-hop, reggae, jazz version of the legendary movie, The Wizard of Oz. The event will be at Annie Fisher Magnet School, 280 Plainfield St. in Hartford on June 7 at 7 p.m., June 8 at 7 p.m. and June 9 at 3 p.m. and […]

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Festival of Gospel and Folk Music Comes to Woolsey

10 May 2018

NEW HAVEN — The GMChorale and Alchemy will perform in “Singing Together for Peace,” an inter-generational festival of gospel and folk music on May 12. The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Woolsey Hall in New Haven. “Singing Together for Peace” is presented by the Saecula Choir Foundation (SCF) in honor of the 25th Anniversary […]

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Hartford’s 4th District Special Election Set for June

09 May 2018

HARTFORD — Hartford residents will have their say in who replace former State Rep. Angel Arce. Arce represented Hartford’s 4th District. He was forced to resign after allegations of unprofessional conduct with a minor. So far, three candidates will be on the ballot for the June 4 election: Hartford City Councilman and endorsed Democrat Julio Concepcion, […]

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Hooker Day Parade and Festival to End in Bushnell Park

08 May 2018

HARTFORD — The Hooker Day Festival will culminate on May 12 in the Bushnell Park. The parade, founded in 1991 by former mayor Mike Peters, will have a new format. It will include a weeklong festival that ends with a parade in the Bushnell Park on Saturday. The one-day event was expanded to five events from […]

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Artist Collective to Host Jackie McLean Memorial Concert

07 May 2018

HARTFORD  — The Artist Collective will host a special concert to honor its founder, saxophonist Jackie McLean, on May 19. The event will begin at 8 p.m. at the Artist Collective 1200 Albany Ave. McLean and his wife, Dollie, founded the Artist Collective in 1970. His son, Rene will perform a show entitled “Ancestral Calling, Music […]

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