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A billboard to honor founder of Ku Klux Klan greeted marchers at Selma "Bloody Sunday" event

Those who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" were greeted with a billboard to honor the founder of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Natasha Perez serves as chief of staff for Senate Pres.

Senate Majority Leader Stan Rosenberg has hired public relations expert Natasha Perez to serve as his chief of staff.

U.S. Sen. Warren to visit Alabama for 50th anniversary of civil rights marches

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren will visit Alabama this weekend for events commemorating the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” and the marches from Selma to Montgomery in support of voting rights.

Fines remain rare even as health data breaches multiply

Federal health watchdogs say they are cracking down on organizations that don’t protect the privacy and security of patient records, but data suggests otherwise.

Sen. Warren focuses attention on plight of middle class

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is teaming up with U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) to launch the Middle Class Prosperity Project, an initiative aimed at developing legislative strategies to improve the economic prospects of American workers.

The startup True Moringa was inspired by the African Tree, Moringa

True Moringa was inspired by the African tree, Moringa. Founders Kwami Williams and Emily Cunningham were introduced to what was known as the "miracle tree" during a trip to northern Ghana, in 2011. Putting their engineering and business acumen to ...

Spotting and avoiding scams in ethnic communities

More than ever, ethnic communities are more than ever being targeted by scam artists because hundreds of thousands of undocumented residents are now coming out of the shadows following two executive orders by President Obama.

Housing enforcement group sues M&T Bank for discrimination

One of the nation’s largest banks discriminates against black, Latino and Asian homebuyers by offering lesser qualified white borrowers higher loan amounts and using hidden racial criteria in one of its loan programs, according to a lawsuit filed last week ...

New book examines blacks and U.S. foreign policy

Ambassador Charles Stith, along with his coeditors from Boston University, Dr. Linda Heywood, Dr. Joshua C. Yesnowitz and Professor Allison Blakely, launched their new book African Americans in US Foreign Policy: From the era of Frederick Douglass to the Age ...

CEPR study: Women, minorities pay higher effective social security rate

Improving retirement security was among the many proposals in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union message in January. But advocates for older Americans say Obama should ask Congress to strengthen the nation’s principal middle-class retirement support — Social Security ...

State, federal officials warn of tax scams

Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin today joined the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in warning Massachusetts taxpayers about the rise of telephone tax scams.

Supreme Court’s latest race case: housing discrimination

If you’ve never heard of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, you have company. The issue of housing segregation has never captivated the nation’s attention like affirmative action or voting rights.

Mobile apps increasingly seen as essential business tool

While recent studies have shown that using mobile technologies — such as apps that help consumers connect with a business over handheld devices — can significantly increase revenue, other experts say businesses that don’t use mobile technologies will eventually wither ...

Boston activists part of national effort to bring ‘Selma’ to school students

A network of African American business leaders across the U.S. have undertaken a national campaign to underwrite free admission to the Golden Globe-nominated film “SELMA” for students around the country.

Local activists recall King’s presence in Hub

Martin Luther King Jr. touched Boston and Boston touched him. Being in Boston was an important part of his life, and his presence here during the ’50s and ’60s is part of our history.

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