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What now in Newtown? Seize the change, healers say


The grief will not end. Yet the healing must begin. So as the shock of Newtown’s horrific school shooting starts to wear off, as the headlines fade and the therapists leave, residents are seeking a way forward through faith, community and a determination to seize their future.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Urban advocates say new gun control talk overdue

This Associated Press file photo taken on November 29,2011, shows a bullet hole in a window of a car at a liquor store parking lot in Oakland, Calif., after a shooting. A hail of gunfire along the Oakland street left eight people wounded, including a 1-year-old boy. In the wake of the Dec. 14, 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the small town of Newtown, Conn., there is now much political discussion about gun control. For urban advocates, this new emphasis on gun control is long overdue. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File

For years, voices have cried in the urban wilderness: We need to talk about gun control.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

High school play seizes power from the N-Word


WATERBURY, Connecticut—No way, Larry Ward thought to himself, emotions boiling. There is no way that my grandson should have anything to do with that word. For Ward, born 65 years ago in this small Connecticut city, the epithet conjured memories best left buried: racism inflicted on his grandfather down South, humiliations his mother endured before […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »