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  • Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'

    Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'
    When Glenn Cassis, a native New Yorker, enrolled at the University of Connecticut in 1969, he was one of about 400 students of color at the school that year — more than triple the number of African-American students previously enrolled. "It was...
  • Half way is still only half way

    "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep." -- Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of "manifold evils." Sen. Barry Goldwater called it a "threat to the very essence" of America. Rep. Howard Smith called it a...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti took a low-risk approach in his first year

    Mayor Eric Garcetti took a low-risk approach in his first year
    Mayor Eric Garcetti's appearance last fall at an auditorium across the street from Los Angeles City Hall drew scant attention. It was a gathering of watershed protection specialists, and he'd come with an ardent appeal: Join him the following week at a...
  • Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC
    A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant. She issued a summary judgment in...
  • The broad reach of the narrow Hobby Lobby ruling

    The Supreme Court's decision striking down the contraceptive mandate for family-owned businesses seems narrow, but its implications are broad and disturbing. The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling Monday, held that it violated the federal Religious Freedom...
  • Exhibit at Thompson Center commemorates Civil Rights Act

    Exhibit at Thompson Center commemorates Civil Rights Act
    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, state officials will unveil an exhibit commemorating the Freedom Riders who drew national attention to segregation in the south. The state Department of Human Rights will hold...
  • L.A. pays $215,000 to settle suit by man who wore KKK hood to meeting

    L.A. pays $215,000 to settle suit by man who wore KKK hood to meeting
    Los Angeles will pay $215,000 to end a free-speech lawsuit involving a man who was kicked out of a public meeting after showing up wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood. Council members voted unanimously Wednesday to settle the lawsuit with Venice resident...
  • Letter: 'Loony' is in the eye of the beholder

    Re: “Rogers’ looniness must have a reason,” Mailbag, June 4. Molly Shore wrote it was “confusing” when Will Rogers played video of Mayor Gordon accusing city staff and officials of hiding records and of conspiring to give...
  • Stateless people in Dominican Republic hope to regain citizenship

    Maribel Campusano Fajardo smiles shyly at the ring on her left hand. "The ring is just a promise, because we can't get married without the identity card," the 25-year-old said. Fajardo's fiance, Rafael Toussaint, 26, is one of thousands of people born...
  • Hartford Students Inured To Segregation

    As a Bosnian student in the Hartford Public Schools, I am a minority among minorities. Only 5 percent of the district identifies as "white, non-Hispanic," while the other 90 percent is black or Hispanic. The shocking reality of these statistics was made...
  • George Crowe Cleared Fences In Hartford, Broke Down Barriers In Two Sports

    George Crowe Cleared Fences In Hartford, Broke Down Barriers In Two Sports
    It did not take long for George Crowe to impress fans in Hartford. A crowd of 5,249 jammed into Bulkeley Stadium on May 7, 1950, when the Chiefs played the first home game of the new season, and they got a glimpse of what that Summer of George Crowe would...