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Novelist indicts hip-hop through the lens of slavery

She is a slave who dreams the future — and is fearful of what she...

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‘FALL’ GUY

After retiring his most beloved character, best-selling scribe Walter Mosley is ready to roll with the new(Greg...

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PBS series spotlights Native American past

This image from “After the Mayflower,” one of the five 90-minute films from the PBS series “American Experience,”...

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Hub artist Goodnight talks travel, teaching, exhibit

“Trumpet to the 2nd Power,” a 23-inch-by-27-inch pastel on paper work, is one of the many pieces by...

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New Grove Hall library and community center now open

The new Geneva Avenue complex housing the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, the Grove Hall Community Center and...

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Get Konnected celebrates a year of helping Hub network

People gathered at the Macy’s department store in Downtown Crossing last week to celebrate the first anniversary of...

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Yancey's annual fair gives 50,000 books to Hub kids

City Councilor Charles C. Yancey (center) is surrounded by children at this year’s book fair, which he has...

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National health care effort holds Mass. kickoff

At-large City Council candidate Felix G. Arroyo (left) speaks during the local kickoff event for the Health Care...

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‘Idol’ vet Studdard leads brand new show at Strand

Ruben Studdard performs in a scene from “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” the revival of the Tony Award-winning 1978 musical that...

Wilkerson indicted on new bribery charges

A federal grand jury has indicted former...

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Beyond “Kumbaya”

“Sure, I’m glad Obama is president. But I don’t have no...

FACT CHECK: Do smokers cost society money?

WASHINGTON — Smoking takes years off your life and adds dollars to the cost of...

Brit officials wrestle with cost of cancer drugs

LONDON — In October, Rocky Fernandez was told he might not live to Christmas. Suffering...

Calif. diversity push could run afoul of state law

SACRAMENTO — The state Department of Transportation has created a plan to boost hiring of...

States pull back on get-tough crime laws

NEW YORK — For the last four decades, the laws of the land were all...

Famed ‘freedom singer’ Reagon feted at Berklee

It takes a freedom fighter like Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon to explain just how the...

Rox group aims to keep Dudley homes affordable

An affiliate of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative is taking steps to avoid what...

Community rips BRA at Parcel 3 meeting

Roxbury residents who packed an auditorium at the Dudley Square branch of the Boston Public...