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  • El Hartford Courant Cumple 250 Años

    El Hartford Courant Cumple 250 Años
    Hoy en la Historia 21 de octubre del 1988: Estreno de 'Mystic Pizza' 'Mystic Pizza', una comedia romántica protagonizada por una actriz desconocida llamada Julia Roberts y filmada en Connecticut y Rhode Island, estrenó en los cines el 21 de octubre...
  • Obama leaves town after casting early ballot

     Obama leaves town after casting early ballot
    President Barack Obama left Chicago on Monday evening after casting an early ballot, attending a political fundraiser and calling on Democrats to get mobilized as the Nov. 4 mid-term election approaches. The president voted Monday morning — the...
  • Chapter Seven: In The '60s, Turmoil And Transformation

    Chapter Seven: In The '60s, Turmoil And Transformation
    The 1960s brought memorable and lasting change to the nation, to Hartford and to The Courant. The decade began with Hartford's being named an All-American City for its construction of Constitution Plaza and surrounding highway projects. But such...
  • Lowell Thompson on 'RaceMan Answers'

    Lowell Thompson on 'RaceMan Answers'
    In the early '90s, Lowell Thompson started calling himself RaceMan. Though the term, denoting an African-American dedicated to racial uplift, was common in the early 20th century, it confused Thompson's young colleagues in the advertising industry. "They'...
  • People on the move

    People on the move
    A list of personnel moves and recognition in South Florida Recognition Peter Hahn, treasurer of the Seminole Tribes of Florida Hollywood Indian Reservation, was honored for his outstanding leadership during the National Center for American Indian...
  • 10 things you might not know about 1968

    10 things you might not know about 1968
    The Chicago History Museum has opened an exhibit about the year 1968, truly a tumultuous 366 days — yes, it was a leap year — not only because of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the social upheaval and riots that...
  • Baltimore pastor arrested at Ferguson protest

    Baltimore pastor arrested at Ferguson protest
    Baltimore pastor Jamal H. Bryant was among protesters arrested in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday, as he and other clergy demonstrated against police brutality and misconduct. Bryant was on the front lines of a crowd of hundreds of protesters and faith leaders...
  • EEOC weighs in on Mascotte mess, and it isn't pretty

    EEOC weighs in on Mascotte mess, and it isn't pretty
    An accountant in the utility department for the city of Mascotte is pulling off a miracle: She continues to work even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled Oct. 2 there is "reasonable cause" to believe the city manager discriminated...
  • Trailblazing athletes seek to ease path for next generation

    Trailblazing athletes seek to ease path for next generation
    Three trailblazers came together Saturday night at a swanky fundraiser for the athletic program at Cal State L.A.: Billie Jean King, Tommie Smith and John Carlos. The university's young students might not know their stories, but they are reaping the...
  • How nonprofit's president learned she should be visible

     How nonprofit's president learned she should be visible
    The night was about celebrating big mistakes. Former Obama campaign Chief Technology Officer Harper Reed shared how an extended diet of vodka, hot dogs and Dinty Moore beef stew gave him gout. There was that time in high school when Table XI Chief...
  • King's Nobel tested Atlanta's tolerance

    ATLANTA On the morning of Oct. 14, 1964, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was out of it. He had just returned to Atlanta from a grueling speaking tour, and his appearance was so alarming that his wife, Coretta Scott King, took him to St. Joseph's...