The Obama administration has used the principle of “disparate impact” to reach record settlements with banks accused of discriminatory lending and to confront localities whose housing policies limited opportunities for black and Latino renters. A senior official recently said that ...
Former Ambassador Chales Stith celebrates 65th birthday.
Immigration program will allow Haitians with relatives in the United States to apply for visas.
Hiring continued to rise through last month and small businesses are leading the way, adding the most employees across the United States.
After Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier died Oct. 4, some Haitians in the Boston community debated whether the former dictator, who was charged with corruption and human rights abuses, should have been afforded a state-sponsored burial. He was not.
A ProPublica analysis of US police shootings shows that blacks are many times more likely than whites to be killed by police.
The Du Bois Medal is Harvard’s highest honor in the field of African and African American Studies and has been awarded since 2000 to individuals in the U.S. and around the world in recognition of their contributions to African American ...
New York Times columnist Charles Blow discusses his life experiences in his new memoir.
Bloggers Spectra Asala, of Spectra Speaks (spectraspeaks.com), Jay Smooth of Ill Doctrine (illdoctrine.com) and Andrew Ti of Yo, Is this Racist?, spoke about anti-racism blogging during a panel discussion hosted by the Ford Hall Forum.
A study commissioned by the ACLU Massachusetts finds that while blacks make up 24 percent of the population, they account for 63 percent of the police stops in the department’s database.
Harvard University Medical School Professor Alvin Poussaint was recognized at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated and the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses’ Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts.
Author Richard Rodriguez describes the evolution and varied meanings of the American Dream in an interview with New America Media Executive Director Sandy Close.
Edgar Smith, who spent much of his career working in Boston, created a foundation to provide financial assistance to aging blues musicians.
Harvard Law Professor Ronald Sullivan Jr.is heading up a panel reviewing prosecutorial misconduct in Brooklyn.
ADP, the nation's largest payroll services provider, undertook a study of 2013 payroll records for 13 million employees. ADP's report, released today, shows that more than one in 10 employees in the prime working ages of 35 to 44 had ...