UMass students, faculty protest cuts

At the UMass Boston convocation Thursday, Massachusetts Education Secretary James Peyser elicited boos from faculty and student activists when he called for the state’s public colleges and universities to operate on a “new business model” and quoted industrialist Henry Ford.

Nia K. Evans

Nia K. Evans has been appointed executive director of the NAACP Boston Branch. She is the first executive director and paid staffer since Attorney Thomas Atkins held the role of executive secretary for the Boston Branch in the late 1960s, ...

Worcester athlete in national media spotlight after national anthem protest

While the national anthem played during the team's game on September, Michael Oppong knelt on one knee on the sideline as a silent protest. Oppong says he was inspired by NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has sparked a national discussion ...

Elizabeth Warren rallies with thousands of union service workers

The janitors and security officers of the 32BJ chapter of the Service Employees International Union had gathered around the Boston Common Parkman Bandstand to support a new contract proposal that would expand opportunities for full-time employment and ensure raises that ...

A really cool opportunity

It took Omar Credle six years to launch his food truck business after he began to save money for it while a participant at Project SOAR, a program based at Long Island in Boston Harbor. Credle recalls that he had ...

Police union objection fails, body camera pilot starts

The latest barrier to launching the long-anticipated police body camera pilot fell last week, as a state superior court judge rejected a call from the police union to put the program on hold. The pilot rolled out on Monday.

BPD hair drug test gets new hearing

A long-fought case alleges that the police’s hair-based drug test is more likely to incorrectly portray blacks as having used illicit substances, due to a difference in hair texture. A recent hearing suggests signs of progress for the case.

Storm brewing at UMass Boston

A shakeup that sidelined the longstanding chairman of the Africana Studies department at UMass Boston has a group of professors there charging that the administration is seeking to dismantle the department. After nearly two decades at its helm, Professor Robert ...

A new legislator for Roxbury’s 7th Suffolk

In what was the most hotly-contested legislative race in Boston’s low-turnout state primary, political newcomer Chynah Tyler eked out a narrow victory, with 901 of the 2,061 votes cast in the three-way race. Monica Cannon trailed by 105 votes with ...

Small businesses get on board with EMV

The EMV revolution is here and small businesses that do any kind of retail transactions had better not ignore the winds of change it brings. Simply put, “EMV” is the migration of the retail world from magnetic strip credit cards ...

Building a smart, bold, accessible and equitable SBA

It’s an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in the Bay State, with a supportive ecosystem anchored by city, state and federal partnerships that help to ensure inclusive entrepreneurship in urban communities.

MBTA’s bus driving & maintenance can be considered for privatization

Core MBTA functions are now on the table for privatization, sparking concerns from those who believe the T’s loosened oversight and standards for outsourcing process could generate greater, not fewer, taxpayer expenses.

Consider the benefits of a sustainable business

Sustainable businesses are no longer just a fad. Time has now shown that beyond the obvious contribution toward a more sustainable environment there are real business benefits for companies of all sizes that infuse sustainable strategies into business operations.

Make social media work for you

There was a time not too long ago when the common consensus about the main power of social media for small business was that it can broaden a customer base and was a savvy way to achieve sales and marketing ...

Managing teams in the gig economy

Today’s workforce is the most diverse in history. While most people think of diversity in terms of age, ethnicity and gender, one of the other types of diversity that impacts our workplace is diversity in how people are working.