Photos: NHPS Welcome Back Students Rally

Photos: NHPS Welcome Back Students Rally

WYBC was at the New Haven Public Schools City-Wide Rally to Welcome Back students to in-person hybrid learning. The rally was held at Celentano School and free backpacks, school supplies and masks were handed out!

Check out our photos!


Race Against Hunger: Virtual 5K Run & Walk

Race Against Hunger: Virtual 5K Run & Walk

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, thousands of families throughout Connecticut are still in need of food assistance. The Race Against Hunger benefits Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare to raise funds as they work around the clock to feed those in need throughout the state. This virtual 5K run and walk takes place between April 5th – April 11th at the time and place of your choosing!


The virtual event keeps runners connected and motivated while continuing to keep our distance! Support our Connecticut community, register now to help the state’s largest source of emergency food assistance!

All registered participants will be mailed a custom race bib and an event sticker. Put your sticker on your water bottle, car, laptop, bike, or anywhere you want and show your support for the Race Against Hunger!


Results & Awards

  • Finish times can be emailed to to be added to the results database.
  • Include: First Name, Last Name, Age, Gender, City, State, and Time.
  • Sending times is optional, if you would not like your final time added to the database, please just send us an email letting us know you completed your run/walk.
  • Awards will be presented to the top three donors.

Stay Safe Out There!

  • Go solo and practice social distancing during your 5K.
  • Avoid using public water fountains, restrooms, and touching cross-walk buttons.
  • Wear your mask when running/walking in public areas when social distancing is not possible.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after you complete your 5K.
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month! All month long 94.3 WYBC is celebrating the vital role of women in American history.

Listen everyday as we highlight a significant figure in Women’s History, both local and national.

Happy Women’s History Month!

UNCF $10,000 Scholarship

UNCF $10,000 Scholarship


Connecticut Wealth Management, LLC (CTWM) is pleased to announce the launch of the Connecticut Wealth Management Scholarship 2021, in partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The scholarship is open to Connecticut residents who are African American college sophomores who meet academic and needs-based criteria. One winner will be awarded $10,000 for college, with half distributed their junior year and half their senior year.

This is currently the only UNCF college scholarship sponsored by a company in Connecticut specifically for African American students in the state. The financial and wealth management firm partnered with the UNCF as a positive step to address racial equity on a statewide level.

The CTWM Scholarship deadline for completed applications is March 24, 2021. The CTWM Scholarship is a need-based scholarship program for students from Connecticut, with one scholarship awarded to a junior in the 2021-22 academic year. The recipient is eligible for renewal senior year, provided eligibility criteria continues to be met.

To be considered and accepted, students must meet the following criteria:

· Be African American
· Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
· Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by their college or university
· Reside in or be a permanent resident of Connecticut
· Be a college sophomore during the time of application
· Students shall submit an online application complete with:
o A letter of recommendation
o A statement of career interest
o A current transcript (unofficial)
· All majors encouraged to apply; preference will be given to business or business-related majors

“We are thrilled to offer our first-ever scholarship to an aspiring, African American student this year in partnership with the United Negro College Fund,” said Kathleen M. Christensen, CPA/PFS, CDFA®, Partner of CTWM. “It’s critical to take action to help bridge racial equity in Connecticut, and we’re proud to offer the scholarship as an educational opportunity to a deserving student.”

Diego Aviles, Vice President, Fund Development, UNCF Northeast Division says, “We are grateful to have a firm like Connecticut Wealth Management establish this wonderful new scholarship program. We have learned that philanthropy is not enough. Voice matters. Philanthropy with voice can be the important equation to bring the necessary change for racial justice and equity that is so needed in our country.”

For more information about the scholarship, applicants can visit here.

About UNCF
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20% of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, ‟A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at

About Connecticut Wealth Management, LLC
Connecticut Wealth Management, LLC is a registered investment advisor that believes in creating genuine partnerships, building trust and understanding with clients in order to provide unbiased financial planning and asset management to individuals across Connecticut and nationwide. Connecticut Wealth Management takes pride in employing an independent business model that aligns our interests with those of our clients and engaging in a collaborative, team approach to create empowering wealth management strategies and solutions. For more information about Connecticut Wealth Management, LLC, visit

This Day in Black History: March

This Day in Black History: March

WYBC celebrates Black History EVERYDAY!

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March 1

1892 – The pastry fork was invented by a black woman, Ms. Anna M. Mangin

1924 – Harold (“Harry”) George Belafonte was born on this day


March 2

1888 – Capital Savings Bank of Washington, D.C., the first Black bank, opened in Washington, D.C. The Savings Bank of the Order of True Reformers

1972 – Dr. Jerome H. Holland was elected to the board of directors of the New York Stock Exchange on this day


March r 3

1932 – African actress and singer Miriam Makeba born in Johannesburg, South Africa

1990 – Carole Gist crowned first black Miss USA


March 4

1897 – Willie Covan, one of the first successful tap dancers was born on this day

1954 – President Eisenhower named J. Earnest Wilkins of Chicago assistant secretary of labor


March 5

1897 – American Negro Academy founded on this day.

1981 – U.S. government granted Atlanta some $1 million to finance mental health and social programs in the wake of a mysterious series of abductions and slayings involving at least twenty two Black youths


March 6

1957 – Ghana became an independent state

2012 – Donald Payne, a Democrat, was the first African American elected to Congress from the State of New Jersey.  Payne was born in Newark, New Jersey


March 7

1942 – First cadets graduated from flying school at Tuskegee

1964 – Wanda Sykes is an American actress; comedian, writer, and voice artist was born on this day.


March 8

1826 – Alexander Thomas Augusta, first African American faculty member of an American medical school, Howard University, is born free on this day.

1977 – Henry L. Marsh III elected 1st Black mayor of Richmond, VA.


March 9

1913 – Harriet Tubman, “engineer” of the Underground Railroad died on this day.

1987– Bow Wow was born on this day.

1999 – The U.S. Supreme Court declared Joseph Cinquez and his fellow mutineers free. In August 1839, in the most famous slave ship revolt in history, Cinquez, the son of an African king, and his Mendi followers had killed the captain and taken over the Spanish slaver the Amistad. The rebels were captured off Long Island, where they had been discovered floating in a “mysterious long black schooner “with tattered sails before trying to sail the Amistad back to Africa


March 10

1913 – Harriet Tubman was born on this day.

1981 – Samuel Eto’o, in full Samuel Eto’o Fils (born March 10, 1981, Nkon, Cameroon), Cameroonian professional football (soccer) player who is considered one of the greatest African footballers of all time


March 11

1874 – Frederick Douglass named president of the failing Freedmen’s Bank

1950 – Bobby McFerrin, born on this day.


March 12

1932 – Andrew Young, former US United Nations ambassador, former congressman and former mayor of Atlanta, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

1982 – Charles Fuller wins the Pulitzer Prize for A Soldier’s Play


March 13

1918 – James Rhoden, sculptor, was born on this day.

1957 – John Lee, first black commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy is assigned to duty


March 14

1933 – Quincy Jones, Music Impresario, was born on this day.

1960 – Kirby Puckett, a professional baseball player for the Minnesota Twins, was born on this day in 1960


March 15

1933 – Los Angeles Sentinel founded by Leon H. Washington

1933 – Spingarn Medal presented to YMCA secretary Max Yergan for his achievements as a missionary in South Africa, “representing the gift of cooperation…American Negroes may send back to their Motherland


March 16

1827 – First Black newspaper, Freedom’s Journal, published in New York City

1869 – Hiram R. Revels made his first speech in the Senate, opposing the readmission of Georgia without adequate safeguards for Black citizens. This was the first official speech by a Black in Congress


March 17

1891 – West Virginia State College is founded in Institute

1919 – Nathaniel Adams Cole was a world renowned Jazz musician, born on this day in Montgomery, Alabama


March 18

1941 – Wilson Pickett was born on this day in Prattville, Alabama.

1970– Queen Latifah, a New-Jersey born African-American whose real name is Dana Elaine Owens, was born on this day.


March 19

1619– Birthday of William Tucker, the first African child born in the colonies. Tucker was baptized in Jamestown, Virginia. There are unconfirmed reports that he lived to be 108 years old.

1930 – Ornette Coleman, saxophonist, was born on this day.


March 20

1852 – Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, published on this day in Boston, MA.

1984 – Spike Lee, filmmaker, born on this day.


March 21

1938 – Lois Jean Barron White, the first African American President of the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) was born

1950 – Ron Oden is the first African American and the first openly gay man to hold the office of Mayor of Palm Springs, California. Born on March 21, 1950


March 22

1492 – Alonzo Pietro, explorer, sets sail with Christopher Columbus.

1943 – George Benson, Grammy award winning singer, was born on this day.


March 23

1942 – Politician, writer and activist Walter Rodney was born on this day.

1954 – National Basketball Association star, Moses “The Mailman” Malone is born in Petersburg, Virginia


March 24

1942 – Former professional football player, businessman, and diplomat, Sidney Williams was born on this day in 1942.

2002 – Halle Berry becomes the first black woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the movie “Monster’s Ball”


March 25

1942 – Aretha Franklin, one of the most successful female recording artists of all time, was born on this day.

1967– Debi Thomas, the 1988 Olympic Bronze medalist in figure skating was born on this day.


March 26

1944 – Actress/Singer Diana Ross, of the Supremes singing group, was born in Detroit, Michigan

1950 – Teddy Pendergrass, singer, was born on this day.


March 27

1943 – Arthur Mitchell, first African American principal of the New York City Ballet Company and founder, Dance Theatre of Harlem was born

1969– Black Academy of Arts and Letters founded at Boston meeting


March 28

1925 – Ed Wilson, award winning sculptor, born on this day.

1925– Poet Countee Cullen wins Phi Beta Kappa honors at New York University


March 29

1945 – Basketball legend Walt Frazier was born in Atlanta, Georgia

1955 – Football star Earl Campbell was born in Tyler, Texas


March 30

1870 – 15th Amendment gave blacks the right to vote.

1964 – Tracy Chapman, an American singer-songwriter, was born on this day.


March 31

1960 – Laurian Rugambwa of Tanzania becomes the first black Roman Catholic Cardinal

1988 – Toni Morrison wins the Pulitzer Prize for her novel ‘Beloved’


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Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness

94.3 WYBC knows 2021 will continue to be very strange and stressful for many of us. That’s why WYBC and Yale University are determined to help brighten your day with our Acts of Kindness!

Be on the lookout for the WYBC street team in the community each Wednesday. We might buy your coffee, your lunch or even your haircut!*

It’s all part of our Acts of Kindness!

*while supplies last

This Acts of Kindness Program in support of local Black owned businesses is sponsored by Yale University.


Our Acts of Kindness at Ricky D’s Rib Shack


Our Acts of Kindness at Vegan Ahava

R&B Trivia Challenge

R&B Trivia Challenge

94.3 WYBC and Art’s TV & Appliances want to test your R&B Trivia knowledge.

Throughout the month of March listen weekday mornings to DeDe In The Morning with Darryl Huckaby. Each weekday morning from March 1st-26th Huck will ask 3 trivia questions about R&B music. Be the correct caller at 203-562-9430 and correctly answer all 3 questions. If you do that, you’ll be automatically qualified to win the Grand Prize: a 50 Inch Television from Art’s TV & Appliances in North Haven!

Huck will announce the Grand Prize winner during DeDe In The Morning on Monday March 29th.

So be listening for your chance to win! Good Luck!