|Vol 14 No. 6
March 25, 2019
Columns & Features
by Heidi M. Pascual
by Jamala Rogers
by Jonathan Gramling
There is something else that happens during the second half of March besides March Madness —
has anyone had their bracket bust yet — and the coming of Spring, even if the weather doesn’t
actually indicate that. It’s also a celebration of the birth of The Capital City Hues.
visited my son Andrew in China — who would eventually write over 100 columns, I believe on the China Dispatch on his experiences in China — where he had been
teaching English as a foreign language and while walking the streets of Shanghai and Bejing, I mentally made up my mind to go ahead with it. Heidi Pascual, who
would become the associate editor of The Hues went to visit her native Philippines shortly after I got back from China. And in the subsequent four weeks, I had lined
up columnists, distribution sites, ordered newspaper racks, set up a printing agreement with Wingra Press owned by Capital Newspapers, created the initial design and
look of the paper and started soliciting advertising. I also started covering stories and so by March 22nd, we were ready to rock and roll. It’s amazing what you can
do when you set your mind on getting it done.
The Capital City Hues was a dream back in 2006, an idea that I had. But it was this community, specifically Madison’s communities of color who made it into a
reality. And for that, I am eternally grateful. --READ MORE
Back on March 22, 2006, we published the first copy of The Capital City Hues with Mother Jackie Wright on the front cover and a story
about Shree and Lakshmi Sridharan and the Indian American community in Madison.
It was in January 2006 that I decided to go ahead with The Hues even though I had been toying with the idea for a couple of months. I
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Mirilli, Christine, David
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