Dave Chappelle, who’s suddenly everywhere again, is on the cover of the latest Prince single, Breakfast Can Wait. It’s only fitting, given that the Purple One, like Chappelle, is also known for his reclusiveness and inscrutability. (CNN Photo/File) by Dave Collins Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Both supporters and critics of Dave Chappelle flooded social media sites with comments Friday, after he was heckled at a show in Connecticut and refused to perform his set.
Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi and Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner high five each other during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against Connecticut in…
An April 22, 2013, file photo shows singer Lauryn Hill walking from federal court in Newark, N.J. Hill has started serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file) DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut on Monday for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade.
JUDGE E. CURTISSA R. COFIELD by Dave Collins HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A state judge was suspended without pay for 30 business days after admitting Wednesday that she was late in issuing child welfare rulings, some of which were more than nine months overdue and delayed placement and adoption proceedings. The suspension approved by the state Judicial Review Council was the second discipline in four years against Judge E. Curtissa R. Cofield, who oversees Juvenile Court cases in New Britain. In 2009, she was suspended for eight months after being accused of drunken driving and using racial slurs while arguing with police after her car struck a parked state police cruiser.
Pennsylvania’s Tyler Boyd takes the opening kick off back for a touchdown against Maryland during the first quarter of the Big 33 football game, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Hershey, Pa. (AP Photo/PennLive.com, Joe Hermitt) by Jim Carlson HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Tyler Boyd didn’t think he had anything to prove at Saturday night’s Big 33 Football Classic high school all-star game. But with an NFL Network audience watching, along with about 8,000 fans in the stands, Boyd showed off the all-around skills that made him a solid recruit for the University of Pittsburgh. The 6-foot-1 receiver from Clairton returned the opening kickoff 91 yards and had a hand in five touchdowns as Pennsylvania defeated Maryland 58-27.
by Maya RhodanNNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Samuel Cephas was a child, he recalls his mother, preaching the importance of a solid education.“Everything was about education,” Cephas says of his Cuban-born mom. The youngest of four, he remembers taking his schoolwork seriously—from the private school he attended while living in the South Bronx in New York, to the Catholic school and summer programs he enrolled in after his family moved to Connecticut. Education was his priority. It was almost natural, then, after his mother died in the late 90s, for Cephas to set out and start a business that allowed him to instill the value of education to children of his heritage in Hartford, Conn. He began by focusing on American Indian children. Cephas is half Native American, who represent about 1 percent of the population of Hartford, but lived mainly in the inner city. “When I look at Natives, we were the last of the last,” Cephas says.
WORK TO DO–First lady Michelle Obama exercises with children from Chicago Public Schools, in her hometown of Chicago, Feb. 28. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) by Darlene Superville Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Michelle Obama says people worried about youth gun violence have to do more than simply tell children they care about the problem and then wind up “going to these funerals and mourning with these kids when there’s still work to do.”