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Entries Tagged as 'Anthony Bennett'

New Generation Of Black Leaders More Concerned With ‘What’s In It For Me’

December 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Retired city firefighter Donald Day shares a perspective on leadership differences in the black community past and present. Day served as president of the Firebird Society and fought for racial balance in the Fire Department. With all the press about a vacuum in the black leadership here in Bridgeport, from the NAACP and our black […]

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The Power Of The Pulpit–Is Pastor Bennett Considering A Mayoral Run?

December 12th, 2012 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

The next mayoral election is 2015, but if you want to build coalitions, speak out on issues and poise yourself as mayoral timber, it’s not too soon to commence groundwork. That, at least, is the thinking of a number of political operatives and neighborhood leaders prevailing upon Anthony Bennett, pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church […]

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Rev. Bennett: Chaos Or Community?

November 9th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

The Rev. Anthony L. Bennett is senior pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church. He was among several city ministers who urged a no vote to Tuesday’s charter question. See his commentary below that he penned for the CT Post: In the winter of 1967, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began to put on […]

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Here Comes The Rev! Sharpton To Appear At Mount Aery Rally Sunday

November 1st, 2012 · 29 Comments · City Politics, Education, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Rev. Al Sharpton, host of ‘PoliticsNation’ on MSNBC, will rev up the crowd at Mount Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank Street, Sunday night at 7 for a get-out-the-vote rally on behalf of Barack Obama and Democratic candidates, according to Senior Pastor Anthony Bennett.

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Knock, Knock, Anyone Home? We Need You To Vote–Teachers Endorse Bags, Babs, Kelleher For School Board

August 28th, 2012 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

A coalition of community interests including clergy, education and social justice is urging Bridgeport voters to turn out for the Sept. 4 special election to fill four Board of Education seats the day after Labor Day. Maybe it’s time to scream from the highest point in the city (Whiskey Hill?) for everyone to step up. Isn’t it […]

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UB Community Clinic Partnership

March 31st, 2012 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

From the University of Bridgeport: University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathy and the Ashe Faith Project, a Mt. Aery Development Corporation initiative, announce joint venture in clinic services. Open House and Grand Opening event Monday, April 2 at 12:30 P.M. The University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Ashe Faith Project, an initiative […]

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Music, Inventions, Films And Art Exhibits Featured In City’s Black History Month

February 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library, News and Events

From Mayor Finch: Mayor Bill Finch will kick off the City’s observance of Black History Month today (Thursday, February 2) at 6 p.m. at City Hall Annex with “The History of Soul Food,” a presentation by Chef Pierre-Andre Desruisseaux of Metric Bar & Grill in Downtown Bridgeport, who will explain the history and meaning of […]

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Message From Pastor Bennett: Wake Up!

August 27th, 2011 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Anthony Bennett, senior pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church, weighs in on the state takeover of city schools with an enlightening commentary about the disenfranchisement of voters. From Pastor Bennett: From my faith tradition, there is an often quoted phrase that says “you better use it or lose it.” The point of this phrase was […]

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