Sisters’ Journey & WYBC Celebrate Survivors

Sisters’ Journey & WYBC Celebrate Survivors

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Sisters’ Journey Survivor of the Month – Robin Stanley

Read her story (thanks www.sistersjourney.org)

My name is Robin Stanley. I am 65 years old and a native New Havener.

I moved to Washington, DC to attend Howard University and remained there after graduation. I’ve worked as a labor and delivery nurse for the past 35 years. I have three children and one grandchild. I’ve worked two-to-three jobs throughout my career. Sadly, I admit that I let life get the better of me and missed several routine mammograms.

In March 2019, I went in for a routine mammogram. I have dense breasts so when I was called back in for a sonogram, I wasn’t worried. After the sonogram, I was called back for a series of biopsies, which again didn’t worry me. When I received the call that I had cancer, I was numb. Most of our family carry the BRCA gene, but I don’t have it. I was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma. I underwent a bilateral mastectomy, five months of chemotherapy, six weeks of radiation and reconstruction with a DIEP flap, which uses your own fat to make new breasts.

During my treatment I developed neuropathy in my hands and feet and lymphedema in my right arm. I am taking medication which I will be on for 10 years. I try to see the best in any situation that I am in. Going through this journey has enabled me to become an advocate for encouraging women to schedule and go to yearly mammograms. It’s so important to take care of ourselves and not to get so absorbed in the activities of daily living that we become neglectful of our own health. I also made a VLOG while I was in treatment. I thought that it might help others who are going through the breast cancer journey.

 

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Hamden’s Free Summer Concert Series

Hamden’s Free Summer Concert Series

The Hamden Department of Arts, Culture, Recreation, and Wellness presents the Free Summer Concert Series every Friday in July at Town Center Park in Hamden.

Opening Band at 7:30 pm. Main Band at 8 pm.

Friday July 7th – Nekita Waller (opening act: Southern Voice)

Friday July 14th – Timmy Maia (opening act: The Bernadettes)

Friday July 21st – DJ Buddha Luv Jonz and DJ Herman Ham “Party In The Park”

Friday July 28th – Doug Jones (opening act: Professor B and the Army of Love)

Visit the 94.3 WYBC Tent!

For more information visit www.hamden.com or call 203-672-2070,

This Day in Black History: June

This Day in Black History: June

WYBC celebrates Black History EVERYDAY!

Facts from www.blackfacts.com

June 1

1973 – WGPR becomes the first television station owned by African Americans.

1947 – Glory Van Scott, dancer, theater professor and stage actress was born today in Chicago.

June 2

1939 – Songwriter Janie Bradford was born today in Charleston, South Carolina.

1971 – Vice admiral Samuel L. Gravely Jr. became the first African American Admiral in the U.S. Navy on this date.

June 3

1949 – Wesley Brown became the first African American graduate of Annapolis Naval Academy.

1919 – Liberty Life Insurance Company, the first legal reserve company organized by Blacks in the North, incorporated the Supreme Court Ruling of Irene Morgan vs. Commonwealth of Virginia, which banned segregation in interstate bus travel.

June 4

1972 – Activist and author Angela Davis was acquitted of charges in San Jose, California on this date.

1991 – Baltimore Orioles manager Frank Robinson is named assistant general manager of the club, the third African American to become an assistant GM.

June 5

1987 – Dr. Mae Johnson became the first Black astronaut when she completed her training at NASA as a mission specialist on this date. Jemison became the first Black female in space in September of 1992 aboard the Space Shuttle.

1955 – Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded his doctorate from Boston University.

June 6

1934 – Civil Rights leader Roy Innis was born on this day.

1955 – Journalist E. R. Shipp was born on this day.

June 7

1917 – Prize winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks was born on this day.

1958 – Singer Prince was born on this day.

June 8

1977 – Rapper Kayne West was born on this day.

1953 – Discrimination in Washington D.C. restaurants was banned on this day.

June 9

1948 – Civil rights attorney Oliver Hill becomes the first African American to be elected City Council of Richmond, Virginia.

1989 – Congressman John Conyers announced a call for a reparations study.

June 10

1898 – Hattie McDaniel, Oscar winning actress, was born today.

1899 – Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was founded in Cincinnati.

June 11

1934 – R & B and doo wop singer Pookie Hudson was born today.

1963 – Two African American students, escorted by federalized National Guard troops, enrolled at the University of Alabama. This was despite the opposition of Gov. George Wallace.

June 12

1991 – Michael Jordan leads the Chicago Bulls in win over the L.A. Lakers in five games to capture his first NBA Championship.

1972 – The National Black MBA Association was incorporated today.

June 13

1967 – Thurgood Marshall, U.S. solicitor general was named to the Supreme Court by President Johnson.

1937 – Eleanor Holmes was born in Washington D.C. Holmes was a graduate of Yale University’s School of Law, and became the chairperson of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, as well as a Georgetown University law professor before she was elected as a non-voting delegate to Congress representing to the District of Columbia.

June 14

1941 – Rhodes scholar and writer John Edgar was born on this day.

1927 – George Washington Carver received a patent for producing paints and stains on this day.

June 15

1877 – Henry O. Flipper received his degree at West Point, and became the first African American graduate.

1921 – Bessie Coleman received her pilot license on this day.

June 16

2002 – Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open Golf Tournament.

1975 – Adam Wade hosts the Nationally televised game show Musical Chairs. He is the first African American game show host.

June 17

1980 – Tennis star Venus Williams was born on this day.

1862 – Congress authorized President Lincoln to accept African Americans in the Union Army.

June 18

1968 – The Supreme Court banned racial discrimination in sale and rental housing.

1942 – The U.S. Navy commissioned its first African American officer, Harvard Medical student Bernard Whitfield Robinson.

June 19

1948 – Actress Phylicia Rashad was born today. She’s best known for her work on the television series, The Cosby Show, but she later became the first African American woman to win a Tony Award for best actress.

June 20

1960 – Harry Belafonte wins an Emmy for his variety special Tonight With Harry Belafonte – the first Emmy to be awarded to an African American.

1911 – NAACP was incorporated in New York.

June 21

1859 – Henry Ossawa Tanner was born today.

1945 – Col.B.O. Jr. was named the commander of Godsman Field in Kentucky and became the first African American to head an Army Air Force in the United States.

June 22

1868 – Congress readmitted the state of Arkansas on the condition that it would never change its constitution to disenfranchise African Americans.

1909 – Katherine Dunham was born on this day.

June 23

1940 – Wilma Rudolph was born today.

1904 – Gospel singer Willie Mae Ford Smith was born today.

June 24

1972 – The rules committee of the Democratic National Convention approved the nomination of Yvonne Brathwaite Burke as co-chairperson of the convention.

1884 – Former Mississippi Congressman John Lynch was elected temporary chairman of the Republican convention and became the first African American to preside over deliberations of a national party.

June 25

1968 – Lincoln Alexander becomes the first African American of the Canadian Parliament.

1945 – Carolyn Cheeks was born today in Detroit, Michigan.

June 26

1934 – W.E.B Du Bois resigned from his position at the NAACP in a disagreement over policy and racial strategy.

1974 – Yankees baseball star Derek Jeter was born today.

1967 – Martin Luther King was denied freedom of speech when he came to a Chicago church.

June 27

1939 – Frederick Jones invented the ticket dispensing machine.

1872 – Poet and author Paul Laurence Dunbar was born today.

June 28

1970 – Muhammad Ali stood before the Supreme Court in regards to his refusal of induction into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

1964 – Organization for Afro-American Unity was founded in New York by Malcom X.

June 29

1970 – NAACP chairman Stephen Gill Spottswood told the NAACP convention that the Nixon administration was “anti-Negro” and was pressing “a calculated policy” inimical to the “needs and aspirations of the large majority” of citizens.

1863 – William Henry Hunt was born today.

June 30

1951 – NAACP attached issues concerning segregation and discrimination at elementary and high school levels.

1978 – Larry Doby became manager of the Chicago White Sox baseball team.

Facts from www.blackfacts.com

Hamden Juneteenth

Hamden Juneteenth

The Hamden Department of Arts, Culture, Recreation, and Wellness presents Hamden Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom on Saturday June 17th from 1-4pm at Town Center Park in Hamden.

Come out and enjoy musical and cultural performances, food, vendors, special honoring of Black Excellence and so much more!

Plus there will be a special MLK Mural Unveiling at Miller Memorial Library from 12-1pm.

Be sure to visit the 94.3 WYBC Tent!

For more information visit www.hamden.com or call 203-672-2070

The Milford Oyster Festival

The Milford Oyster Festival

A summertime tradition is back once again! Every year The Milford Oyster Festival gets bigger and better with lots of great live music, food, games, and fun for everyone!

The Festival kicks off on Friday August 18th with “Oyster Eve” at Fowler Field from 6-10pm. Then on Saturday August 19th its the 49th Annual Milford Oyster Festival all across Downtown Milford. The festivities start at 10am and goes until 6pm. Admission is FREE!

Visit the 94.3 WYBC Tent on Saturday on Main Street near the Milford Green. We’ll have games and giveaways plus you’ll get to say hello to all your favorite 94.3 WYBC personalities! Plus we’ll be with our friends from CHET, The Connecticut Higher Education Trust 529 College Savings Program.

Come out and enjoy live entertainment, arts & crafts, a classic car show and fun oyster competitions.

And don’t forget about the FOOD! Enjoy some of the best food venders around. It’s no wonder why National Geographic voted The Milford Oyster Festival the BEST Food Festival in Connecticut!

Get more information on the Festival by visiting www.milfordoysterfestival.com.

Keith Sweat

Keith Sweat

Keith Sweat with special guest Soul For Real comes to Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Friday September 8th.

Tickets go on sale Friday June 2nd at 10am at www.livenation.com

Keep listening to WYBC for chances to win tickets!

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TLC and Shaggy at The XFINITY Theatre

TLC and Shaggy at The XFINITY Theatre

TLC and Shaggy brings their “Hot Summer Nights” Tour to the XFINITY Theatre in Hartford on Saturday June 17, 2023 with spcial guests En Vogue and Sean Kingston.

Tickets are on sale at www.livenation.com

Listen to The Workforce to win tickets!

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94.3 WYBC Surfside Hotel Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth

94.3 WYBC Surfside Hotel Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth

The 94.3 WYBC Surfside Hotel Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth is happening Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27 all over Long Island Sound.

The heaviest catch wins $25,000 but there are other chances to win cash and prizes totaling $40,000!

$25,000 Grand Prize for the heaviest Bluefish caught, plus over another $15,000 in cash prizes for runners up and various port winners, including a prize for Under 18 contestants, $1,000 to the heaviest Bluefish caught by a contestant under 18 years old.

Once you’re registered, catch the heaviest bluefish in Long Island Sound to take home the cash!

Register online below

The fishing tournament is open to all and kids are encouraged to fish as well!

Go to BluefishTournament.com for a list of official bait & tackle weigh-in stations and more information. Registration in bait & tackle shops will open soon.

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