African Americans are a diverse group of people who live in our cities and our suburbs.
This hour, what does it mean to be black in Connecticut?
We start with the Urban League of Greater Hartford’s book, The State of Black Hartford 2016. The compilation of essays dig into education, health, employment and other issues affecting African and Caribbean Americans who live in our capital city.
We hear about efforts to address economic inequality that disproportionately affects blacks -- particularly in urban zones. And we also examine what it means to be black in one of the wealthiest and whitest parts of Connecticut.
What issues in the black community matter most to you?
- Stanley Battle - Senior Editor of The State of Black Hartford 2016, Board Member of the Urban League of Greater Hartford, Director of the University of St. Joseph’s master of social work program
- Subira Gordon - Executive Director for the Connecticut Commission on Equity and Opportunity
- Amos Smith - President and CEO of Community Action Agency of New Haven, Contributing Author to The State of Black Hartford 2016
- Bobby Walker, Jr. - Greenwich Resident and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.
During this show's live broadcast, we said North Hartford received no federal money since receiving Federal Promise Zone designation. However, North Hartford has received approximately $24 million in grant money since the designation.