Labor Day: a History of Racial Injustice

Labor Day was created at the exclusion of black workers. It was established in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland to honor and appease dissatisfied [white] railroad workers. Blacks were prohibited from joining the railroad worker’s union.  Excluded from the right to even fight for fair work and wages, the Pullman porters formed their own union. … Continue reading Labor Day: a History of Racial Injustice

Nuns on the Bus “Mend the Gap” Stop in Hartford Hosted by Moral Monday CT

On July 24th, the Nuns on the Bus, lead by Sister Simone Campbell, came to Hartford for their “Mending the Gaps” tour across the U.S. While in Hartford, Moral Monday CT hosted the group and discussed efforts towards racial justice in Hartford and the state at large. The lunch was hosted by Rev. Curtis Farr … Continue reading Nuns on the Bus “Mend the Gap” Stop in Hartford Hosted by Moral Monday CT

Dunkin Donut Park Reflection

The controversy around Hartford’s “Dunkin Donuts Park” continues, I am reflecting that the proposed stadium was sold to us as an economic engine to revitalize the city’s North End.  Former political leaders signed on to the project and here we are today.  Stadium not finished.  Price tag for it somewhere between $60 - $70 million. … Continue reading Dunkin Donut Park Reflection