Theater group honored for raising HIV/AIDS awareness

The Theater Offensive, is a nonprofit group that produces plays, social gatherings, and workshops for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

American Council on Education $400K grant to retain non-traditional students

The American Council on Education has selected nine four-year colleges and universities from among its member institutions to receive funding from one of its supporters, the Lumina Foundation, to increase non-traditional student attainment rates.

Immigrant activists arrested in Boston protesting U.S. deportations

Immigration activists blocking the Suffolk County House of Correction in Boston were arrested last week as a part of a national protest of the Obama administration’s immigration policies, which have resulted in the deportation of 2 million undocumented immigrants.

Scholars mull Obama’s record on race issues

A funny thing happened to Professor Matthew Whitaker on his way to the Barack Obama and American Democracy Conference at Tufts University. "I got a text message from my mother," the Arizona State University Foundation Professor of History said. "She ...

Young Black Women’s Society of Boston focuses on leadership development

When Alicia Canady founded the Young Black Women’s Society of Boston along with four of her friends, it was because the then 23-year-old saw a need for an organization and network that catered to young women of color emerging in ...

Simmons College professor Afaa Michael Weaver wins prestigious poetry award

Some might be surprised that the most recent winner of the prestigious $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the 62-year-old Afaa Michael Weaver, grew up in one of the most notoriously dangerous neighborhoods in America — the Baltimore ‘hood immortalized in ...

U.S. marshals raid Roxbury radio station

Elected officials and community activists are rallying around the Grove Hall-based underground radio station Touch 106.1 FM radio after U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz ordered U.S. marshals to shut down the unlicensed station.

Dimock Center awarded grant

The Dimock Center has been granted $50,000 by the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. The grant, announced last week, recognizes the Roxbury-based community health center for its work in chronic disease management.

ICIC now accepting applications for the 2014 Inner City 100

This year, the Inner City 100 has a new dimension: 10 x 10. The list will be comprised of fast-growing businesses within 10 high-impact industry categories: Construction; Manufacturing; Professional Services; Food and Beverage; Retail; Media and Communications; Software and Information ...

L. Reginald Brothers Jr. named U.S. Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Science and Technology

Boston native L. Reginald Brothers Jr. has been appointed U.S. Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Science and Technology.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partners HealthCare are supporting young families

Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partners HealthCare understand that a lifetime of health begins at birth, which is why Brigham and Women’s Hospital has developed the Stronger Generations Initiative.

BRA removed from affordable housing fund disbursement

In 13 years, the Boston Redevelopment Authority spent $18 million on affordable housing, but should have collected $75 million, had they adhered to their governing regulations, according to the Boston Globe last year.

Talk Back Boston Innovation Forum and Expo promotes city’s creative economy

The Talk Back Boston Innovation Forum and Expo delivered on its goal of igniting dialogue on the creative economy in Boston and ways greater access between businesses and the city’s community can transcend its current plateau.

Mayor Martin Walsh announces increase in Boston Main Streets funding

Mayor Martin Walsh gave a big boost to Boston Main Streets organizations, announcing that funding will increase $400,000 city-wide for their efforts to support local businesses. Walsh’s budget has allocated $75,000 for each of the city’s 20 Main Street organizations, ...

Millennium Partners overdue on Boston housing fund payments

This week, protesters in Chinatown demonstrated against Millennium Partners’ underpayment of its Inclusionary Development Policy requirements. Organizers have estimated that the developer underpaid the city’s public housing fund by $14.9 million for its two recent luxury housing buildings abutting Chinatown.