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In the news: Sheila A. Hubbard

Sheila A. Hubbard was appointed Commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Commentary: Confronting trauma in our schools

Trauma is usually associated with violence. But for many of the young people in our lives, like these two sisters, it can be far more than bullets on the streets — poverty, war, health issues, family incarceration or even “smaller” ...

Dorchester pop-up market features community vendors

The Ujamaa Bazaar, a pop-up market organized by the Black Economic Justice Institute, Inc., will be open every Saturday this month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the large hall at 61 Columbia Road in Dorchester. BEJI recently moved ...

Cambridge Jazz Festival celebrates Johnny Hodges

The Cambridge Jazz Festival will feature vocalist Gabrielle Goodman with saxophonist Walter Beasley in a tribute to Cambridge native Johnny Hodges. The tribute is a nod not only to black artists but to the history of African American art in ...

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 ...

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.

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