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Backlash against Muslim ban offers hope, but immigrants still vulnerable

Immigrant rights advocates are hailing Thursday’s ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which refused to reinstate President Trump’s ban on travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries. But they are also bracing for a prolonged legal fight ...

Portraits of Purpose photo exhibit highlights black leaders

The dynamic photo exhibition depicts black political leaders, performers and other people of color in positive situations and relationships and highlights the grit, humility and success of the community.

Renovations underway on historic Fowler Clark Epstein farmhouse

Since September, work crews have been busy tackling decades of paint that adorns the 18th century face of Mattapan’s Fowler Clark Epstein Farm. They have embarked upon a historical restoration of the building that is expected to be completed later ...

Tito Jackson proposes defense fund for immigrants facing deportation

City Councilor Tito Jackson announced last week that he had introduced legislation to create an Immigrant Legal Defense Fund for the city.

Fears for schools, rights under Trump

President Donald Trump administration’s recent moves left many concerned for the future of public education and doubting the administration’s commitment to protecting civil rights of people of color and immigrants, upholding the Constitution and reigning in corporate influence over public ...

The Partnership marks 30 years

The Partnership, a nonprofit with a mission of diversifying Boston’s corporate leadership pipeline, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Since 1987, the Boston-based organization has offered leadership development programs to nurture the talent of African Americans and, increasingly, other ...

Neighborhoods battle BPDA on affordability

Demonstrations and vociferous opposition to planned and approved real estate development projects underscore both the challenges the city faces in promoting construction to meet the growing need for housing in Boston and neighborhood activists’ strained relationships with the city departments ...

Alexandra Valdez

Alexandra Valdez has been appointed the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services liaison to Jamaica Plain and Boston’s Latino community.

City works to assist middle-income housing construction

With housing prices squeezing middle class renters and buyers in Boston, the rising cost of land remains a challenge to efforts to hold down the cost of new units. The administration of Mayor Martin Walsh is seeking to reduce that ...

Roxbury's Highland Park versus City Realty on Juniper Street project

Members of the neighborhood association in Roxbury’s Highland Park came together for an emergency meeting on Jan. 23. Developers were due to appear the following morning before the city’s zoning board, where they would seek zoning relief to allow them ...

The multitalented Matthew Washington Bullock

A star athlete in both high school and college, Harvard-trained attorney Matthew Washington Bullock coached high school and college football, taught at Morehouse College, served as special assistant attorney general for Massachusetts, and became the first black chairman of the ...

Legal details are critical in business formation

A common misconception is that a sole proprietorship or general partnership has the same protections as an incorporated entity. Nothing can be further from the truth.

Outside the Box Agency's marketing business built around storytelling

Outside the Box Agency President Justin Springer’s path has always been nontraditional, and his entry into entrepreneurship is no exception. A few years ago, when he was frustrated by a string of unfulfilling jobs and job searches, a friend mentioned ...

Black Masons owe lineage to 18th century Boston pioneer Prince Hall

Throughout North America, the Caribbean and Europe there are freemason’s whose lineage began here in Boston in 1775, when Prince Hall and 14 other freed black men applied secured a charter to join the international association.

City, neighborhood group at odds over Roxbury housing competition

The housing competition was never given a green light, according to Elisa and other GTNA members. The dispute has pitted the neighborhood group against members of its own housing committee and city officials.