Publisher's Notes

Summer Edition

Leonard Webb - Publisher & CEO

August – September 2022 Publisher’s Notes:

Our Featured Story ConnCAT 10th Year Anniversary Gala”  The organization represents a success story over a decade in the making. Based on Bill Strickland’s vision for the Bidwell Training Center in Pittsburgh, ConnCAT was born in 2012 as a job training center for unemployed and underemployed New Heavener’s. At the time, the crew behind it included Strickland, Carlton Highsmith, and President and CEO Erik Clemons, a former director of LEAP. They started with 100 students, a Harlem Renaissance-themed summer camp and programs in phlebotomy and medical billing and coding. See pictures, videos and more by clicking on Featured Story

Our Lead StoryEthnic Online Founder Leonard Webb is  being Honored at the 100 Black Men Gala”  On Friday, August 12, 2022, from 6:00 – 9:00pm, June Archer & Eleven28 Entertainment will celebrate and  recognize the contributions that these men of color in business, education, entrepreneurship, entertainment, government, public service and the impact they have made on the lives of people throughout the State of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts communities. Hope you can join us!

Under Trending: “Martha’s Vineyard, The Black Hamptons” The Hamptons and Martha’s Vineyard boast beautiful beaches, arts, nightlife, celebrities and million-dollar homes, in  so many ways they are alike! The major differences are Martha’s Vineyard is the chosen vacation and permanent home for some the elite blacks from around the country.  Take a moment and tour the history of this amazing island of the coast of Massachusetts and see why for the past 100 years it’s a vacation destination for so many.

The Arts & Events Section  Ethnic Online takes pride in the organizations we partner with on sharing their professional and social events.  The next 3 months there is no shortage of things to do in the New England area, including Gala’s, Outdoor Musical’s, Conferences, Art Fairs and so much more.  Now’s the time to plan your next event!


Finance A Look at the Financial Mindset of Black Americans in 2022.  The Pandemic that started in late 2019 and hit its peak in 2020 and has forced everyone to pivot and revaluate how we do things and how we look at things, including how we manage our finance.  Have you taking the time to review your finances?  Where do you stand?  Are you preparing for another “pivoting” moment when it comes to your finances?

Health Nathaniel Flynt is a retired US Army who has served 3 terms in Iraq and former NFL wide receiver for the Chicago Bears. These days he continues to serve by saving lives through a revolutionize Adult & Child CPR classes he teaches.  Check out his 90 second video that will leave you wanting to learn more!

Ethnic GEMS & Ethnic GEMS in the Making We are always proud to highlight the contributions and accomplishments of New England’s Ethnic GEMS and Ethnic GEMs in the Making.  Whether a seasoned professional or college students who is destined for greatness, follow their stories here and you are guaranteed to become “inspired, motivated and educated” by their success.

Thank you for reading Ethnic Online and as always, let us know your thoughts!


Leonard Webb

Publisher & Founder