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A message of peace

For the 47th year, the National Center for Afro-American Artists presents “Black Nativity,” a powerful retelling of the nativity story with a blend of the Gospel of Saint Luke and Langston Hughes’s poetry. Running at the Paramount Theatre through December ...

Brew with a purpose

With Farmer’s Horse Coffee, Kassegn Sirmollo aims to share Ethiopian coffee and to offer a welcoming vibe for his customers, many of whom are students and faculty at nearby New England Conservatory and Northeastern University or T riders who get ...

UMass Boston staff protest layoffs

At a Nov. 29 Board of Trustees meeting at One Beacon Street, student leaders and members of the Professional Staff Union, the Classified Staff Union and the Faculty Staff Union asked the board to take $5 million of the $96 ...

IRS audit of city raises questions

When news broke that the city had been audited by the Internal Revenue Service Monday, the focus of coverage was on Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang and his apparent failure to notify School Committee members and the mayor of ...

Buyers struggle with housing affordability

While the administration of Mayor MartinWalsh has reported 40 percent of all new housing stock as affordable to low- and middle-income residents, statistics on income and real estate values in the city point to a disconnect between what the city ...

‘Standing orders’: An approach to overdose prevention

The epidemic of opiate overdoses in Massachusetts has abated somewhat this year, and the reduction may be due in part to the widespread availability of naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan. Opioids can slow or even stop one’s breathing when ...

Playworks coach brings physical activity to Boston school kids

Recreational play might seem like an innate behavior in every child, but for Fidelis Teixeira, site coordinator for Playworks New England, this isn’t always the case in his line of work. Teixeira, known among students as Coach Fidelis, is in ...

Returning WWII vets forge unlikely friendship across color line in ‘Mudbound’

“Mudbound” is a searing Southern saga based on Hillary Jordan's best-selling, first novel of the same name. The movie marks the sophomore offering from director Dee Rees, who made her impressive debut with “Pariah” in 2011. Here, she coaxes a ...

Cory’s story! Cory Hardrict stars in the film ‘Destined’

Born and raised in Chicago, Cory Hardrict immersed himself in the arts at an early age. His passion and talent led to an enviable and enduring movie and television career.

America is accustomed to war

Is America at war?

Meek Mill and America’s parole system

The figures amply show that a broken parole system has put legions of blacks in jail cells. The consolation is that Meek Mill cast the ugly glare on this.

In the news: Thomas J. Lyons

MassHousing’s Board of Directors voted to appoint Thomas J. Lyons as the agency’s acting executive director.

Squares of color and light

Jamaica Plain artists Richard Youngstrom, Fiona O’Connor and Andrea Tamkin partnered with Hyde Square Task Force to bring a community made mosaic to the Church of the Blessed Sacrament’s plaza. Funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ Creative ...

IBA looks back at 50 years of community achievements

For the past half-century, the community development corporation Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción has helped the Puerto Rican and Latino communities persevere and thrive in the South End. August 28, 2018 will mark IBA’s 50th year of working towards displacement prevention, ...

The Modernist mind

Through Dec. 10, the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College displays “The Abstract Cabinet,” a dynamic exhibition of works by Spanish-Argentinean modernist painter Esteban Lisa. A forerunner of Latin American abstraction in the early 20th century, Lisa reveals an ...