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  • Four Demonstrators Arrested Outside Hartford Immigration Deportation Hearing

    Four people protesting against the deportation of Josemaria Islas were arrested for blocking the doorway to the federal court building in Hartford Thursday. Islas has become a symbol of what's wrong with U.S. immigration policy under President Obama's...
  • HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all

    HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all
    “Attention, attention … the mic is now open.” It is only fitting that Derrick Weston Brown begins his presentation at local high schools with an original poem beckoning “all poets and lovers of the word.” “Poetry...
  • Anuncia marcha pro reforma migratoria y activistas pedirán ayuda a senador Marco Rubio

    Anuncia marcha pro reforma migratoria y activistas pedirán ayuda a senador Marco Rubio
    Todo parece indicar que las comunidades en favor de la reforma migratoria no van a descansar hasta que logren su cometido. Luego de una serie de marchas a nivel nacional, líderes comunitarios del sur de Florida visitarán la oficina del senador Marco...
  • '12 Years a Slave' se perfila para el Oscar

    '12 Years a Slave' se perfila para el Oscar
    Aunque las nominaciones al Oscar no se conocerán hasta el 16 de enero, desde ya 12 Years a Slave se perfila como la película con mayores posibilidades de seducir a La Academia. Este favoritismo viene alimentado por la presencia de Chiwetel Ejiofor y...
  • State Pours Money Into Amistad, Must Demand Accountability

    State Pours Money Into Amistad, Must Demand Accountability
    Connecticut needs to renegotiate its relationship with Amistad, its tall ship, to get a guarantee in writing that the ship will be in the state and open to the public four months a year. That's the least the state should get in return for spending...
  • 9/4/2013-Avast Ye Lubbers

    9/4/2013-Avast Ye Lubbers
    My granddaughter Hannah and I sailed the Amistad about 10 years ago. Well, “sailed” might not be the word. We got on the ship at the dock in New Haven Harbor and the vessel chugged out to the breakwater and back under diesel power. But the man...
  • State Missed Signs As Tall Ship Amistad Foundered

    State Missed Signs As Tall Ship Amistad Foundered
    The tall ship Amistad, once Connecticut's ambassador, is becoming a symbol of mismanagement, lax oversight and tax dollars wasted. It's good that the state ordered a five-year audit of the finances of the ship's operator, Amistad America; one is...
  • No One Paying Attention As Amistad Took On Water

    No One Paying Attention As Amistad Took On Water
    There is no disagreement on how important the sailing ship Amistad — which carried slaves from Cuba along America's Atlantic coast — is to the history of the abolitionist movement or to Connecticut. The modern-day, 129-foot replica of Amistad,...
  • Amistad's First Captain: Ship Did Its Part, But State Missed The Boat

    Amistad's First Captain: Ship Did Its Part, But State Missed The Boat
    I have been aboard the sailing ship Amistad several times recently here in Puerto Rico and she looked better than she has in years — despite the recent controversy surrounding her not being in Connecticut waters after receiving millions in state...
  • Political Storms and Leadership Controversy Plague the Modern-Day Amistad

    Political Storms and Leadership Controversy Plague the Modern-Day Amistad
    There's a theory floating around that a latter-day band of buccaneers is trying to capture Connecticut's flagship and sail it away from its home port of New Haven. Of course, these alleged pirates insist they only want to save the Amistad from what they...
  • Best children's books to give as gifts

    Does the world really need another book about Papa Bears and their Baby Bears? If the book is the outrageously charming French import "The Bear's Song" by Benjamin Chaud, the answer is a resounding yes. -------------------- This piece first ran...