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In The News: Alvin Poussaint

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 explores historical roots of American Dream

Author Richard Rodriguez describes the evolution and varied meanings of the American Dream in an interview with New America Media Executive Director Sandy Close.

Former Massachusetts man raises funds to help ailing Mississippi blues musicians

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 leads review of Brooklyn DA, cops

Harvard Law Professor Ronald Sullivan Jr.is heading up a panel reviewing prosecutorial misconduct in Brooklyn.

Study: credit card companies garnish wages of millions in U.S.

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 ...

Black voters in South face obstacles, loss of protection

With the weakening of the Voting Rights Act, black voters in the South are facing new challenges.

Boston fast food workers strike as part of national fight for higher wages

Nine Boston protesters were arrested during a fast food worker strike organized as part of a national fight for higher wages.

Boston Public Health Commission reports decline in black infant mortality.

While infant mortality rates among blacks in Boston are still higher among those for whites, the city has seen a decrease in the gap over the last 10 years.

Complicated relations between blacks, South Asians not likely exacerbated by Ferguson shooting

Despite all the suspicion and prejudice, in hardscrabble towns and neighborhoods, the chances are the shop-owner could be a Indian or a Korean and the customer could be African American or Latino.

California legislature passes bill to protect temp workers

California’s legislature passed a bill last week advancing protections for temporary workers in the wake of a ProPublica series on the dangers faced by temp workers.

Teens say stop-and-frisk an everyday reality in Boston

Police department policy dictates that officers must have a valid reason to detain, pat-down or search suspects, but teens interviewed by the Banner say they’re often stopped without reason.

The #BlackLivesMatter Ride for Justice for Mike Brown

The BLM Ride, organized in the spirit of the early 1960s interstate Freedom Rides to end racial segregation, is a call to action organized by advocates based in several states in close collaboration with the Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) ...

Associated Press promotes Ebony Reed to Director of Business Development for Local Markets

Associated Press promotes Ebony Reed to Director of Business Development for Local Markets.

California Latinos see parallels with Ferguson shooting

California Latinos see parallels between the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the shootings of Latinos in California.

What to look for in dueling autopsies of Michael Brown

Post Mortem by Michael Baden is only the beginning as teams of specialists study the body of 18-year-old African American killed by police.

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