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  • In '12 Years a Slave,' all eyes on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor

    In '12 Years a Slave,' all eyes on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor
    One of the most memorable scenes in the film "12 Years a Slave" is a long close-up of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor's eyes, wide with amazement as his character regains his freedom after enduring the brutal bonds of slavery on Louisiana plantations. It is a...
  • HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all

    HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all
    “Attention, attention … the mic is now open.” It is only fitting that Derrick Weston Brown begins his presentation at local high schools with an original poem beckoning “all poets and lovers of the word.” “Poetry...
  • Two men, one vision

    "What obstacles will you overcome today?" The spirit and mission of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture - as well as its sometimes difficult journey toward a June 25 opening - are neatly encapsulated in a...
  • Did You Know? Three Facts About Every Connecticut Town

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  • Pryor Tells Superintendents: 'You Are On The Right Track'

    Pryor Tells Superintendents: 'You Are On The Right Track'
    HARTFORD — A day after announcing his plans to leave soon, state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor addressed superintendents at their annual back-to-school meeting Tuesday, pointing to progress made during his watch and urging them to go forward...
  • Receiver On Board To Straighten Out Amistad

    Though it should have happened sooner, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen took the right step in putting a receiver at the helm of the Amistad, the schooner that is the state's official tall ship and was built with state money, but is in private...
  • Amistad America Put Into Receivership

    Amistad America Put Into Receivership
    An independent receiver was appointed Thursday to take command of Amistad America Inc., the troubled nonprofit group widely criticized for its management of the replica slave ship that it has controlled since the ship's launch 14 years ago. Attorney...
  • Detienen en Paraguay a médico brasileño condenado a 278 años por delitos sexuales

    ASUNCIÓN (Reuters) - Agentes paraguayos detuvieron el martes en Asunción a un médico brasileño condenado a 278 años de prisión en su país por delitos sexuales que se encontraba prófugo desde 2011. Roger Abdelmassih, un especialista en fertilización,...
  • State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies

    State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Stefan Pryor, his controversial state education commissioner, will leave by January and is "actively seeking new professional opportunities'' — a move that critics branded as an election-...
  • Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track

    Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track
    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected four years ago, Connecticut had the worst achievement gap between poor minority students and suburban white students in the country. In addition, overall test scores were flat, and the state was consistently...
  • Editorial: As Amistad Foundered, State Had No Clue

    Editorial: As Amistad Foundered, State Had No Clue
    For those who believe the state gives away money to organizations with little oversight, an unquestioning attitude and scant due diligence, look no further than Connecticut's bumbling actions regarding the tall ship Amistad. The Freedom Schooner Amistad...
  • On Gardening: Plant a little sunshine with this hot shrub

    On Gardening: Plant a little sunshine with this hot shrub
    If you have been hoping to light up your garden with dazzling foliage, then you need a little Sunshine. Actually a little is good but a lot of Sunshine is better. The Sunshine I am referring to is one of the hottest shrubs anywhere and that is the...