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Housing planned for Dudley could boost businesses

The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building has brought to Dudley Square Boston Public Schools staff and housing food, retail and service businesses in its ground-floor retail spaces. But as daylight fades and workers depart the area, the commercial district loses ...

Why do you think voter turnout is so low in Boston?

People feel disenfranchised. People don’t think their vote makes a difference. I don’t know why. I’m out here every time.

Trapped in a traveling minstrel show

Through November 11, Sleeping Weazel presents “3/Fifths' Trapped In a Traveling Minstrel Show” at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. If you can only see one show in the remainder of 2017, this should be it. Writer James Scruggs wrenches ...

Haitian TPS holders seek extension

The Temporary Protected Status of an estimated 5,000 Haitians living and working in Massachusetts is under threat from President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security. The Trump administration is expected to decide by Nov. 23 whether to terminate or ...

House sets sights on criminal justice reform

Members of the Legislative Black and Latino Caucus are backing a House criminal justice reform bill they say would repeal some mandatory minimum sentences, give youthful offenders and others better opportunities to seal and expunge their criminal records and put ...

Jackson’s mayoral bid raised issues of equity

Mayor Martin Walsh’s victory in the Nov. 7 election came as no surprise to most observers. With slim odds of beating an incumbent mayor and with Walsh enjoying a $4 million war chest, Jackson, who never had more than $101,000 ...

Lydia Edwards wins in District 1

Lydia Edwards won the District 1 City Councilor seat, besting Stephen Passacantilli by 730 votes. Edwards garnered 52.8 percent of the total votes in the district, which includes East Boston, Charlestown and the North End and has been represented by ...

Janey wins in District 7

long and at times contentious race to replace Tito Jackson as the District 7 city councilor ended last night with Kim Janey the victor, having garnered 55.5 percent of the 8,901 votes cast.

Imari K. Paris Jeffries

Parenting Journey announced Imari K. Paris Jeffries has been named executive director of the organization. In this role, Paris Jeffries will lead Parenting Journey as the nonprofit continues to pursue and amplify its pro-family agenda.

The Poor People’s Campaign and the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize: A national call for a moral revival

The moral revival signaled the kickoff of a modern civil rights movement and launch of a new Poor People’s Campaign. We were revitalizing what the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had started before his assassination.

Alive and Kiersey!

One of the most respected young entertainers around, actress/musician Kiersey Clemons has quickly become known for her versatility as well as her captivating screen presence. The in-demand actress has five films releasing over 2017 and 2018, and recently made headlines ...

An archive of their own

“WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Across Times and Place,” on view at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art in Harvard Square, features nearly three dozen objects from the famous African playwright’s personal collection. Contemporary works by Nigerian artists ...

‘We Were Eight Years in Power’ puts results and effects of 2016 election into perspective

In 2015, Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me" earned the #1 spot on my annual Top Ten Black Books list. And, after reading the equally-remarkable "We Were Eight Years in Power," there's a good chance he's about to repeat ...

A losing strategy

America has waged a war on drugs since 1970 that has cost almost $1 trillion. The cost for law enforcement in 2015 was $36 billion. Another estimated $40 billion is spent each year for incarcerating persons convicted of drug related ...

Time to occupy

Muriel Walker lived for 100 years when times in America were tough. Yet she maintained her rugged independence. Rev. Cook reminds us that it is time to occupy, another expression for “get busy,” and increase our assets.