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Hamden (New Haven, Connecticut)

Hamden (New Haven, Connecticut)
Hamden, Connecticut is affectionately known as the "Land of the Sleeping Giant." Hamden was originally settled in 1638 as part of the New Haven Colony. Land Area: 33 square miles. Population (2000): 56,913. Official website: www.hamden.com
Hamden, Connecticut is affectionately known as the "Land of the Sleeping Giant." Hamden was originally settled in 1638 as part of the New Haven Colony. Land Area: 33 square miles. Population (2000): 56,913. Official website: www.hamden.com « Show less

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • History's Getting Younger All The Time

    Just yesterday, it seems, my nimble fingers were poised to type frowning red words on the first of a few midterm assignments from students in my fall online course "Race and the News." The assignment was to take a particular person or event in...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Looking For Safe Places In A Fearful World

    It is easy to say there is no place safe anymore. Can't go to the mall now without thinking about Kenya. Can't go to a marathon without thinking about Boston. Can't go to the movies without thinking about Aurora. Can't go in a plane without thinking...
  • Too-Conventional Slaughter Shames The World

    Q. How many Jews in Germany have been killed or have committed suicide in the last seven or eight years? L.H. A. Since 1933, 20,000 Jews are reported to have committed suicide and 8,000 to have been murdered by the Nazis. Question & Answer column of The...