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May 19, 2021
State Senate Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis
Bias training, reducing maternity mortality and gun violence and understanding the COVID-19 response are among the chief goals, with better reporting...
May 17, 2021
Meriden Record Journal
New Era in Meriden City Council Leadership
Earlier this month Jelks became the first Black
Jan 6, 2021
Kavros-DeGraw, Thomas & Welander Among the Eight to Watch
Three Emerge Alums among the eight to
Nov 17, 2020
Shattering the Remaining Glass Ceilings in Connecticut
A week ago Saturday, the United States watched a historic glass ceiling be shattered when Kamala Harris spoke as its first BIPOC woman vice...
Nov 9, 2020
CT Residents React to Harris’ Historic Victory
No matter what side of the aisle you may sway, Kamala Harris’ victory as vice president-elect is one for the history books. The vice president-elect...
Oct 17, 2020
Report: Connecticut legislature has gotten less diverse since 2015
Minority representation in the Connecticut legislature is not keeping up with the state’s gender and racial makeup, according to a new study, which...
Sep 9, 2020
Reciprocity: Jeanette White-Blackwell Is a History-Making and Humble Leader
In 2019, as the first Black woman ever elected to the Middletown Common Council, Jeanette White-Blackwell made history. Working as a childcare and...
Aug 10, 2020
Antiquing and Leading: How Deborah Norman Follows Her Passions to Contribute to Her Community
Pulling from her lifelong interest in art, history, and politics, this business owner reminds us to stay involved in the political process. Deborah...
Jul 27, 2020
“If you want to win, you can win”: Introducing Emerge Alumna Diana Singer
Diana Singer, an Emerge 2019 Alumna, joined Emerge because of two women: her daughter and Hillary Clinton. After her loss in 2016, Clinton sent out...
Jul 20, 2020
Rising the Tide: How Vanita Bhalla Strives Both Professionally and Politically To Help Others Use Their Voice A lifelong commitment to bringing out...