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  • Revolt Against Utility Chain Saws Stirs Connecticut's Trees

    They got the message and it was loud and clear: It's not good to be a tree in Connecticut. So like others before who felt the sting of persecution, they were pulling up roots. They were getting out of town. They were fleeing the only state they'd known....
  • Marijuana: From Reefer Madness To Legal

    Dad made it quite clear: If he ever caught my older brother smoking reefer, he'd be out of the house. If Dad ever found the stuff in the house, he'd be out of the house. The word was marijuana would lead to harder drugs because it was a well-known...
  • Getting Everyone To Talk About The N-Word

    "That's why I know no son or daughter of mine will ever be a nigger." — Ned (Thalmus Rasulala), from "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" You know how once you start to focus on something, it seems to pop up everywhere? So it was before I...
  • NFL Right To Blow Whistle On Vile Word

    I am standing on the field of the surreal. I am waiting to see how many brothers will not line up alongside Richard Sherman in a goal line defense of black NFL players' right to call their brothers — niggas. Sherman is the cornerback of the...
  • Black Or White, Treat 'N-Word' Equally

    ESPN analyst Michael Wilbon recently offered this on his show, "Pardon the Interruption": "I, like a whole lot of people, use the 'n-word' all day, every day my whole life." He said this not so much as a revelation, but a declaration. He said it with...
  • Zimmerman Free: Verdict Echoes History

    ZIMMERMAN NOT GUILTY. The news is old; the old is news. All the words, thoughts and feelings have been felt, thought and spoken before in countless eternal days and nights by men and women of ebony skin — about the value of our lives. Things...
  • Zimmerman Juror Raises Race Questions

    More so than her words about George Zimmerman getting away with murder, I was taken aback at the sight of Juror B-29. "She's black," I said to my daughter. Indeed, Juror B-29 could be any one of my four daughters, my sister, my mother, my aunts...
  • Let Parishioners See The Jesus Of Many Colors

    When I was a young boy growing up in a black Baptist church in Illinois, I remember sitting on the hard, smooth wooden pew surrounded by descendants of Africans. There were young kids like me, our skins glistening with Vaseline, and young adults like my...
  • An Unacceptable Word No Matter Who Says It

    The word "nigger" keeps dancing on the high wire of the circus of race in America. Paula Deen, Rachel Jeantel, Riley Cooper have sparked all matter of debate this summer about who can and cannot say the word and whether it is ever right, regardless....
  • People At Heart Of March For Dreams

    People At Heart Of March For Dreams
    Fifty years ago, my childhood buddies and I would pluck dandelions from the green grass, hold them close to our lips and blow. As the white puffs sailed into the wind, we'd make a wish. We were all colored boys and I don't recall the things we...
  • A West Haven Student Obsessively Pursues Game-Show Success

    A West Haven Student Obsessively Pursues Game-Show Success
    He once camped out on a Hollywood sidewalk for three days to be first in line. He traveled to New York City seven freakin' times over two years to take tests before he was finally chosen for his next mass-media adventure. His friends think he's crazy,...