Special screening of new documentary, “Freedom Summer”

Documentary on civil Rights Movement screening at the Strand June 23

Walsh administration solicits ideas for civic academies

Mayor soliciting ideas for program to help Bostonians become more civically active

British Genealogist in Roxbury investigates family history in 18th century Virginia

London-born Brian Sheffey has traced his family name, and lineage, to German immigrants who settled in Virginia 18th century and the Africans they enslaved.

Labor coalition pushing for higher wages as Senate approves $11/hour minimum wage

A coalition of labor and community organizations is launching a campaign to increase wages for the city’s lowest-paid workers.

Blacks, Latinos, Asians cite gains in Democratic Party

After eight years with an African American governor, blacks, Latinos, Asians exert more influence on Democratic Party politics.

Sheriff Tompkins touts progress, endorsements as he faces first election

Sheriff Steve Tompkins is focused on reducing recidivism among inmates in the Suffolk County House of Corrections and reducing violence in the the communities of Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop.

National Black Chamber of Commerce speaks out on new EPA greenhouse gas rule

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. The EPA says the ...

Google admits low diversity numbers, pledges to improve

Tech giant Google surprised many last week by going public with data that showed the Silicon Valley-based company has a long way to go in its diversity efforts

What' Hot in the City June 16th

From concerts, comedy and food festivals around the city, there’s a lot to keep you busy this week. Here’s a look at what’s hot!

Study finds small businesses struggle to adopt technology

Global Insights conducted a study of small business owners around the globe.

How to hire exceptional people each and every time

The most important aspect of any business is recruiting, selecting, and retaining top people. Research shows those organizations that spend more time recruiting high-caliber people earn 22 percent higher return to shareholders than their industry peers

The BASE Celebrates Student Athletes’ Success at College and Career Draft Day

It was an evening of unparalleled inspiration. On Monday, June 9th, approximately 100 players, alumni, their families, donors, board members and friends of The BASE gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of 20 graduating high school seniors, each of whom announced ...

YWCA Boston celebrates 20 years of women achievers

YWCA Boston celebrates the 20th anniversary of its Academy of Women Achievers

Boston Common Frog Pond opens June 28

Boston Common Frog Pond opens June 28

Virginia publisher was pioneer in black journalism

Raymond Harold Boone, 76, publisher of Richmond Free Press, died last week after a 60-year career in journalism