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Featured Story: ConnCAT Celebrates 10 Years, Looks to The Future

    As it played out the weekend, the jazz-kissed, joyful gala included music from ConnCAT teacher and musician William Fluker, jazz legend Hank Bolden, musician Lisa Bellamy-Fluker, and members of the William Fluker All-Star Jazz Band. It became a celebration of hundreds of students and families, as well as a future for the organization that …

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Trending Story : ‘An Overall Feeling of Joy’- How Martha’s Vineyard Became a Welcoming Oasis for Generations of Black Travelers

  By Tamika Webb-Hubbard Summer could never come fast enough as a kid. For so many reasons kids want the summer off to sit around to play video games or sleep late, but my siblings and myself couldn’t wait for those day trips where we packed up the car and began our summer journey. An …

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Trending Story : ‘An Overall Feeling of Joy’- How Martha’s Vineyard Became a Welcoming Oasis for Generations of Black Travelers

Black travelers have long felt at home on this Massachusetts island. Here’s why—and a taste of what you can enjoy there today. By TANVI CHHEDA  Robb Report (reposted) Young children meet along Inkwell Beach and play together in the warm ocean spray. Soon after, their respective families become acquainted—and so begins a cherished summertime tradition. In …

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Featured Story: ConnCAT Celebrates 10 Years, Looks to The Future

By Lucy Gellman, Arts Council Greater New Haven   Proud mom Kim Johnson and Dior “Mr. ConnCAT” Hobson. Lucy Gellman Photos.   Dior Hobson walked into the Connecticut Center for Arts & Technology (ConnCAT) as a baby-faced fifth grader, looking for a place to grow his artistic skills. He walked out with a family. Hobson—or “Mr. …

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Ethnic GEM: Lacee Satcher

  Boston College Assistant Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies Lacee Satcher has received the American Sociological Association Dissertation Award for “(Un)Just Deserts: Examining the Consequences of Economic, Social, and Environmental Disinvestment in the Urban South.” Satcher’s dissertation focused on the concept of compounded disadvantages—a series of adverse circumstances, particularly in an urban area, that …

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