February is Black History Month, and this Sunday on Face the State we are joined by three young, dynamic, black leaders who are working to make Connecticut a better place.
Shawn Wooden is the president of the Hartford City Council, and a native Hartfordite whose work recently has focused on improving the long neglected North End of the city, a predominantly black neighborhood. Also on our panel, Janice Castle, who works at the Hartford Financial Services and also runs the Urban League of Greater Hartford’s young professionals organization. A.J. Johnson is a pastor and small business leader, recently named the Hartford Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list.
We talked about the state of the black community in our state, and why it can differ from other places. We also discussed job opportunities, and why there seem to be fewer black political candidates running for office these days.
Watch this lively discussion, that aired Sunday morning at 11 on WFSB Channel 3 right here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=11088207