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Singing group combines musical history and historical spirituality

(Tony Irving photo) Singing group combines musical history and historical spiritualitySusan Saccoccia ...

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Vineyard film fest to feature docs on Barry, Jackson 5

The 7th Annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, running Aug. 5, 2009, through Aug. 8, 2009, will...

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Good News program opens doors for Hub students

Good News program coordinator Nicole Daley (standing) gives writing advice to Francesca Durocher (left) and Ieysha Smith (right)...

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'09 Peace Boston Hip-Hop Festival rocks Strand Theatre

Paul Miranda (center), a founding member of the Royal Fam krumping crew, dances while surrounded by other members,...

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Rox film fest draws raves for fostering community

Hala, played by May El Calamawy (left) and Amal, played by Tamara Dhia (right), are shown in a...

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ABCD's Coard, antipoverty movement icon, to retire

Robert Coard (right) and keynote speaker John Glenn exchange a bit of mirth at ABCD’s annual awards dinner...

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New book details 1800s Nantucket abolition fight

In “A Line in the Sand: The Battle to...

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Parks, engineer of Hub school equity, dies at 86

Paul Parks, former state secretary of education and longtime civil...

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Gates not first black Harvard prof stung in Cambridge

In December 2006, Dr. S. Allen Counter, a longtime member...

Postal Service may close 11 Mass. sites

Facing staggering financial losses, the United States Postal Service is looking at closing as many as 1,000 offices across...

Mass. Registry shifts online as it closes branches

The state Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is closing some of its branches, a move...

Court: Mass. can deny jailed felons right to vote

A federal court has...

Study finds rise in student injuries in gym

CHICAGO — Injuries to American children during physical education classes increased by 150 percent...

Five ways to eat healthy, even on a tight budget

MILWAUKEE — Junk food may be cheap, and of course it’s not your healthiest option,...

Struggles hamper Southern-based civil rights group

ATLANTA — The organization that gave birth to the modern civil rights movement is in...

Transcript gives account of plan to kill editor

OAKLAND, Calif. — Two men indicted in the killing of an Oakland...

Bill Owens endorses Yoon's candidacy

Former state Sen. Bill Owens has thrown his support behind Sam Yoon’s mayoral candidacy, saying...

Spiritual community seeks to restore faith post-Gates

CAMBRIDGE — With many still searching for answers after the arrest of Harvard University...

Campaign cash key as at-large race heats up

The hot days of July and August are just the calm before the storm. Come...