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Expats participate in Venezuelan protests in Boston

Twice in the last two weeks, Venezuelan national Cristina Aguilera has taken to the streets of Boston to show support for the anti-government protesters back in her native country.

Minimum wage backers get boost from Obama

Political support for a hike in minimum wage is high, with President Obama, Massachusetts lawmakers and political leaders across the country proffering different versions of wage hikes for the nation’s lowest-paid workers.

Attorney Gen. asks states to restore felon voting right

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who recently called for the restoration of voting rights for felons who have served their sentences, said the restriction has a disparate effect on African Americans. Felony-voter disenfranchisement began after Reconstruction so whites could diminish ...

Florida jury acquits man of murder of unarmed teenager

Michael Dunn, the Florida man who pumped nine shots into a car in Jacksonville, Fla., killing a teenager allegedly for playing music too loud, is facing a sentence anywhere between 20 and 60 years in jail for multiple counts of ...

Stanford’s athletic diversity is unmatched by top schools

Add to Stanford University’s reputation for strong academics another distinction, this one in athletics. The elite private school’s record of coaching diversity in major sports over the last 25 years is hard to match.

Children’s fashion website scores with used couture

The quickest and most convenient way to start a business these days seems to be to do it online. This notion proved successful for Los Angeles-based fashionista and socialite CeCe Hendriks, founder of SPOILED! Fashionz, a high-end children’s clothing boutique, ...

Shani Davis skates for his legacy, Olympic history

Speed skater Shani Davis will go down in history for his succession of Winter Olympic firsts, most notably as the first African American athlete to win an individual gold at the Winter Games. But in his own sport, he is ...

The PTSD crisis ignored: Americans wounded at home

Chicago’s Cook County Hospital has one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation, treating about 2,000 patients a year for gunshots, stabbings and other violent injuries. So when researchers started screening patients there for post-traumatic stress disorder in 2011, ...

Mass shootings do little to change state gun laws

Following the mass shooting in Connecticut, the Obama administration and lawmakers around the country have promised to re-examine gun control in America. Here is a look at some of the legislation action that has resulted.

George Lewis Ruffin, Mass. state rep., district judge

Honorable Judge George Lewis Ruffin was born of free parents, George W. and Nancy Lewis Ruffin, in Richmond, Va., on December 16, 1834. Advantages for the education of blacks in Virginia were very limited. His parents, who were very anxious ...

Black youth unemployment may restrict future earnings

As the White House prepares to launch a major economic opportunity effort, record high unemployment among black and Latino youth underscores how essential it is to create job opportunities for young people of color.

A lesson in standing up from Col. Hubert "Hooks" Jones

Over the years, people around the nation have asked me what was it like to be a black cadet at the Air Force Academy; and they are right to do so since the experience at the time — forged in ...

Scientists study bias with association test

It may not be surprising to learn that most people in the United States — 80 percent of whites — harbor a pro-white bias. Perhaps more surprising is that a large minority of blacks — 40 percent — hold a ...

Obama puts spotlight on growing income inequality

President Obama called on the country’s leaders to make 2014 "a year of action" to address the growing wage gap in the United States during his State of the Union address last week.His call to action mirrors moves in Massachusetts ...

NBC Latino shuts down: failed experiment or test?

Last November when NBC announced they were shutting down NBC Latino, their Latino-focused news site and entry into the crowded online competition for Latino readers/viewers, a spokesman for NBC said the closure of the site and funneling of readers to ...