NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

The Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP presents their 102nd Annual Freedom Fund Dinner

Defeat Hate: VOTE

Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 pm

Omni Hotel at Yale – New Haven, CT


Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III

Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Ill, and Civil Rights Activist


2019 Honorees:

Honorable Justice Lubbie Harper, Jr.: Former Associate Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court; Activist

Tanya A. Hughes: Executive Director, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

Jack Paulishen: Teacher, James Hillhouse High School

David Addams: Executive Director, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

Teretha Brooks: CT NAACP Youth & College and New Haven Volunteer Assistant Administrator, Yale University

Jay Morris, PhD, JD, MA: Vice President, Education & Executive Director Institute for Excellence Yale New Haven Health


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Elm City Freddy Fixer Parade

Elm City Freddy Fixer Parade

Join 94.3 WYBC for the annual Elm City Freddy Fixer Parade: the oldest Black American Parade in the Northeast!

Sunday June 2nd at 1:30pm on Dixwell Avenue in New Haven

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Originating in 1962, the Freddy Fixer Parade is nationally recognized as the oldest Black American parade in the northeast. As such, it is incumbent upon our community to honor this distinctive heritage and to always remember to continue to pay homage to the founders, the late Dr. Frederick F. Smith, Edna Carnegie-Baker, and Dr. Charles Twyman. Their vision is one of collective solidarity toward the common goal of neighborhood beautification that culminates into a yearly celebration through the Elm City Freddy Fixer Parade. Securing our own legacy through this consistent, constructive and harmonious display of our cultural norms, values and ethics will be the impetus that conveys the story of our history we want told for many generations to come.

If you would like to donate, sponsor or get involved with the Elm City Freddy Fixer Parade visit

Freddy Fixer Events

Revenue from fundraisers account for approximately 20% of the annual budget. Please come out and support our parade.

Thurs., March 21, 2019

3rd Annual Gala & Awards Dinner

Omni New Haven Hotel – Ballroom

5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Friday, May 17, 2019

2nd Annual Fashion Show

Elks Lodge – 87 Webster St.

7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Live Jazz Happy Hour

Friday, May 31, 2019

Elks Lodge – 87 Webster St.

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sat., June 1, 2019

Dixwell Freddy Fixer Neighborhood Festival

Scantlebury Park

139 Ashmun St.

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Jersey Mike’s Subs Day of Giving

Jersey Mike’s Subs Day of Giving

Join 94.3 WYBC for Jersey Mike’s Subs “Day of Giving” on Wednesday March 27th from 12-1pm at Jersey Mike’s Subs, 845 West Main Street in Branford!

During the month of March, customers are invited to come into Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants and donate to a local charity partner. The campaign culminates in a nationwide event, Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving® on the last Wednesday of March, when 100% of the day’s sales are donated to the local partner charity: CT Make a Wish!

Over $34 Million Raised Since 2010!

You shouldn’t give for the accolades…or the back pats, or the tax breaks. At Jersey Mike’s, we think you should give for one reason and one reason only: to give. Our culture of giving at Jersey Mike’s is as much a part of our heritage as oil and vinegar. We believe that making a great sub sandwich and making a difference can be one in the same. Every store we open starts by partnering with a charity in the local community. Because the way we see it, a sub’s job isn’t done at simply tasting good. A sub should do good too.

Enter to win: Dem Lean On Me Boys

Enter to win: Dem Lean On Me Boys

The stage play “Dem Lean On Me Boys” is coming to the Shubert Theater in New Haven for two shows on Saturday May 11th at 3pm and 8pm! Mothers Day Weekend!

Tickets are on sale at the Shubert Box Office, at Kats Kidz Boutique, at Custom Tees Plus or online at

Enter to win a pair of tickets to the 3pm show!

Dem Lean On Me Boys

Dem Lean On Me Boys

The stage play “Dem Lean On Me Boys” is coming to the Shubert Theater in New Haven for two shows on Saturday May 11th at 3pm and 8pm! Mothers Day Weekend!

Tickets are on sale at the Shubert Box Office or online at

Tickets can also be purchased at

  • Kats Kidz Boutique – 59 Whalley Aveune, New Haven
  • Custom Tees Plus, 365 Whalley Avenue, New Haven

For VIP Seats or Booth contact Pam Productions at 203-401-1255.

This show is to benefit The National Veterans Council of Legal Redress Affordable Housing Initiative.

The Academy of Gifted will be honoring the late Ben Hunter and Principal Lonnie Garris, Jr. with the Lean on Me Award at the 8 pm show.


About The Show (via

It’s been 30 years since the boys of Fair Eastside High sang their school song in the bathroom during one of the most famous scenes from the 1989 movie, “LEAN ON ME.”

Now, the Song Birds from Eastside High – who stunned movie-audiences with their harmonic rendition of the school song “Fare Eastside High” – are back with original cast member JERMAINE HOPKINS as Mr. Sams and a talented host of cast members.

30 YEARS AGO it all began in the movie “LEAN ON ME” with five childhood friends who were caught singing in the bathroom by Principal Joe Clark. At an early age they realized that they had a gift of song! The group was formed and soon gained fame and fortune, but as time passed things slowly begin to change. The group faced challenges that turned into turmoil and rolled over into their personal lives slowly tearing the group apart. As brothers they never thought that a woman would come between them, suddenly the fame and stardom dismantled and forced them to part ways. Each conquering their demons and destinies.

30 YEARS LATER will they be able to overcome their challenges, or will they allow it to destroy them and their legacy? Be in the house to see what happens to “Dem Lean On Me Boys.” The reunion will leave you on the edge of your seat, invested in their survival and encouraged by their story.

WYBC Albertus Magnus College “Workforce Scholar of the Month”

WYBC Albertus Magnus College “Workforce Scholar of the Month”

94.3 WYBC, Albertus Magnus College and Albertus Magnus College President Dr. Marc M. Camille are celebrating the “Workforce Scholar of the Month!”

At Albertus Magnus College, they have faith in your future. To learn more visit


This Month We Honor:

Desrine Clarke

Senior at Albertus Magnus College

Desrine is a senior at Albertus Magnus College and she will be graduating this December. Her Major isHealthcare Management. She has made the Dean’s List and she has graduated with her Associate’s Degree from Albertus Magnus College in 2017. Desrine is working as a CNA at the Arden House, a short-term and long-term nursing facility, in Hamden.

Her dream occupation is to one day run her own nursing home or senior living facility.

Desrine has four children and three grandchildren.  Her oldest grandchild, who is 18, currently lives with her.

Why Albertus Magnus College?  She came here because one of her coworkers told her about Albertus Magnus.  She said the people at Albertus are nice, peaceful, and passionate, and they will have everything she needs to be successful.  Right from the beginning, her admissions counselor, Katie, became a mentor to her.  Now she has an academic advisor, Amy, that has become a second mentor to her.  Desrine is so grateful for the support and all that she has learned at Albertus Magnus College.


WYBC “I Rise” Student of the Month: March 2019

WYBC “I Rise” Student of the Month: March 2019

94.3 WYBC, New Haven Public Schools, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Birks and Mayor Toni Harp are celebrating this month’s “I Rise” Student of the Month!

Education can and should empower all students to rise up and pursue their dreams. Each month 94.3 WYBC will highlight a student who went the extra mile in pursuit of something extraordinary.

The segment is called “I Rise” because it highlights a student who rises above adversity, tackles a challenge or simply shines. We will recognize these incredible, hard-working young people, not just on the radio, but every day in our homes and in the community.


This Month We Honor:

Adrian Gobuyan Solocio

7th Grade Student at Nathan Hale School

Adrian is in the 7th Grade at Nathan Hale School. His favorite subject is Social Studies because he loves learning about past events in history.  Adrian receives High Honors, and he won 3rd place in Science Fair.  He has maintained a lead role in all of his school’s Musicals: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Shrek, Footloose, High School Musical Jr.  When he grows up, he will either pursue acting or something in the medical field; like a doctor. 

Job well done Adrian!


If you know a child deserving of this honor, submit an “I Rise” nomination form, click here to the NHPS Communications Dept. Make sure you make the effort to let them know how proud you are of their efforts, they could be the next “I Rise” Student. Together we can help all Kids Rise!

For more information about New Haven School Change go to or visit their Facebook Page.

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