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gov-reg-web-1 Inquiring News – 40th Anniversary Celebration Wonderful

By Jocelyne Hudson-Brown – Inquiring News-CT

Hartford –  (2-28-14) – Black History Month 2014 ended on the highest high note as Uptown   Vibz played host to about 100 people who came out to celebrate the 40th year of publishing for the Inquiring News.

The Inquiring News was presented with awards and accolades from local citizens organizations and social groups as well as the highest honors from the various cities the newspaper serves and the State of Connecticut.

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, State Treasurer Denise Nappier (herself a Black history legend) and Hartford Mayor Segarra were among the many dignitaries who spoke and presented plaques and proclamations. Inquiring News is now considered “an institution” in Connecticut.

NBC President Ric Harris was in attendance along with several general market media outlets and print media peers. Members of the Black press paid homage as well including Inner City News of New Haven whose representative stated they considered “Inquiring News a role model and look forward to their own 40 years in publication”. La Voz president Norma Rodriquez-Reyes represented Hispanic media with a speech and plaque presentation.

National Newspaper Publishers Association president Bill Thompkins flew in from Washington, D.C. to give the keynote speech.  He spoke of the continuing need for the Black press an opinion expressed by every other speaker as well. He also talked about the “power and influence” of the Inquiring News after seeing such a turnout and outpouring of appreciation and respect. He was quite impressed.

Linnet Carty (Inquiring News correspondent and media maven) did a wonderful job as MC and fresh off her Diva Tour Barbara Fowler’s solo was met with enthusiastic applause. Inquiring News photographer Merle Davis was on hand to capture pictures.

At times Inquiring News publisher W. R. (Reggie) Hales was visibly moved at the outpour of tributes. During his speech he said for him and his father (founder William Hales) to come out with a paper week after week for 40 years has not always been easy. He recalled the many times his family faced pressure supporting he efforts to continue the legacy he was born to follow. He thanked them profusely and proudly stated, “In 40 years we have never missed a weekly edition”.

Jocelyne Hudson-Brown is an award winning journalist and a longtime correspondent for the Inquiring News. She can be reached at jhbmpr@yahoo.com.

 

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