People Of Color

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont speaks at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Bridgeport.
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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said the state’s pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics are helping to close the racial disparity among people vaccinated for COVID-19.

A clergy member receiving his COVID-19 vaccine at a recent Connecticut vaccine clinic event.
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States are racing to ease pandemic restrictions as COVID-19 infections continue to drop across the country. Connecticut is no exception. Governor Ned Lamont has dramatically reduced restrictions but won’t drop the mask mandate, while the state tries to vaccinate as quickly as possible.

Black hair crown act
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Connecticut is now the eighth state to have a law that prohibits discrimination against anyone because of the way they choose to wear their hair. Governor Ned Lamont signed the CROWN Act into law at a ceremony in Hartford on Wednesday.

Covid-19 Vaccine

Community organizers in New Haven, Connecticut, say the state has not done enough to vaccinate residents of one of the hardest hit neighborhoods.

An event at SUNY Old Westbrook announcing the expansion of the university system's re-enrollment program.
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The State University of New York is expanding its re-enrollment outreach program to every SUNY campus to increase the graduation rate of low-income students and people of color.