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African-American Affairs Commission
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August 23, 2014

Our Mission



The mission of the African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) is to improve and promote the economic development, education, health and political well-being of the African-American community in the State of Connecticut.

The AAAC accomplishes these goals through information sharing, promoting cultural awareness, community networking, and legislation. [more]

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Upcoming Events
September 3, 2014
AAAC Monthly Commission Meeting
Public is invited to attend
More Info
September 13, 2014
Knickerbocker Golf Club 70th Anniversary
Awards and Dinner and Dancing
More Info
September 15, 2014
Give Us Hope
Hair Fantasy & Barber Battle
More Info

Premier Showing of the Veterans of Color

The State of Connecticut African-American Affairs Commission hosted the Premier Showing of the documentary "Veterans of Color".  The premiere was held on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at the Hartford Public Library.  More than 75 people attended the event and the response from the audience was extremely positive.

The documentary is based on interviews with African-American men and women who served in America's Military. These men and women stormed the beaches of Normandy, flew as Tuskegee Airmen, and experienced the pain and chaos of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The film captures personal accounts that help all Americans understand the challenges faced by African-American veterans during their lifetimes.

The film challenges perceptions and labels historically given to people of color by highlighting their struggles and triumphs. The Commission's goals were to enlighten the public of the many contributions of African-American male and female veterans whose stories might otherwise be lost in history. The Commission also wants to raise awareness among veterans and the community of the service related issues that affect veterans of color that need to be addressed.  

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal addressed the audience. Mr. Connie Nappier, a World War II Veteran and Tuskegee Airman and Sam Beamon, a Viet Nam Veteran shared their personal stories with those in attendance.

The film will be shown throughout the state on dates to be announced.

 


  Teacher's Residence Assistance Program

  

Teachers Mortgage Assistance Program offers low interest, fixed rate mortgage loans for eligible Connecticut certified public school teachers. Homes must be purchased in a designated priority or transitional school district. Applicants who are certified to teach and are teaching in a state-identified subject matter shortage area can purchase a home anywhere in Connecticut.  Click here for details..


2014 AAAC CLASSIC AWARDS

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On May 16th the African-American Affairs Commission hosted its Annual Classic Awards at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT.  Connecticut residents who have made significant contributions to the state were honored.  Scholarships were also awarded to high school students.

Key Note Speaker
Adrienne W. Cochrane
The Urban League of Greater Hartford, Inc.

Woman of the Year
Maggie Gardner

Man of the Year
 George Mintz

Youth of the Year
Tianna Adanielle Edwards
and
Shyheim Snead

Lifetime Achievement
Dr. John C. Norman

Business & Economic Development
Gardner's House Inc.


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Phone: (860) 240-8555 Fax: (860) 240-8444