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From Urban Centers to the ‘Burbs: Being Black in Connecticut

Jan 3, 2017

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?

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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.