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Where’s the outrage?

Few protest slogans irritate whites more than “Black Lives Matter!” In the wake of numerous police shootings of unarmed blacks, this slogan is in defiance of the unlawful police assault on black men. How can whites assert that it is ...

Martin Luther King’s fight for justice continues as we heed the call to act

On April 4,1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life was cut short in Memphis, where he was fighting for dignity and justice for black sanitation workers.

In the news: Domonique A. Williams

Domonique A. Williams has been appointed deputy director of the Office of Housing Stability. The office, housed in the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development, was founded in 2016 by Mayor Martin Walsh to prevent displacement in Boston’s neighborhoods, offering support ...

‘Get Over It!’

The New York Times best-selling author and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant comes to Boston in her first solo tour in 18 years, called “Get Over It!: An Evening with Iyanla Vanzant.” The 17-city tour began on April 5 in ...

Heaven on Earth

A small painting by Early Renaissance artist Fra Angelico, located in a quiet corner of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, is reason enough for some visitors to frequent this palazzo on the Fenway. Viewers bask in the gilded radiance and ...

Vintage style revival

Stepping into L’accent boutique in Brookline is like going back in time. Billie Holiday’s crooning voice plays softly in the background, racks of dramatic full-skirted and caped dresses, two-piece suits, pillbox hats, and fascinators line the shelves and pictures of ...

People & Place

Through the end of April, Boston photographer Robin Radin displays landscape and street scenes of Jamaica Plain in state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez’s office at the Massachusetts State House. “Landscapes and Streetscapes of Jamaica Plain” shows the dual livelihood of the ...

What do you think is the importance of the race for the Suffolk County district attorney’s office?

People need to know how important it is to have a candidate who can lead and bring people together. Greg Henning has that experience. He’s an honest person.

Holding it down

On Thursday, April 5, Michelle Obama, Nely Galán, Raquel Eatmon and a number of other female leaders addressed a crowd of 3,400 attendees at the 39th annual Simmons Leadership Conference. The all-day event featured speakers, panels and workshops to equip ...

Suffolk County D.A. candidates spar at Jamaica Plain forum

The gloves came off Monday as five candidates for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office participated in a forum at English High School hosted by JP Progressives, the NAACP Boston Branch and other groups.

Immigrant advocates lobby at State House for policies

On the 22nd annual Immigrants’ Day last Wednesday, April 4, hundreds of Massachusetts constituents converged at the State House to lobby for policies that better protect both undocumented and documented immigrants.

Family of Terrence Coleman sues

Last week, Hope Coleman filed a civil rights lawsuit, represented by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, that challenges the Boston Police Department’s and Suffolk District Attorney’s account of the events on that early Sunday morning that ...

Nonprofit leader gap in MA examined in report

A new report published by the Building Movement Project indicates that people of color in Massachusetts’ nonprofit sector face distinct barriers when attempting to ascend into decision-making roles, including lack of mentors, exclusion from networks of wealth, and assumptions about ...

Lawmakers fete 25 yrs of ed. reform

State officials and education leaders gathered at the State House last Thursday to mark the 25 years since Massachusetts passed the 1993 Education Reform Act, which codified the so-called grand bargain of increased state funding for schools coupled with mandatory ...

Elugardo kicks off campaign for state representative

“Our district will never again have to lobby our representatives to do what is right for this community and fight for our interests,” said Nika Elugardo at her campaign kick-off party last week for the 15th Suffolk/Norfolk district seat.