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Report disputes ‘brain drain’ phenomenon

While some business leaders say Boston is losing college graduates to other cities, a new report shows the city retains a better educated workforce than most U.S. cities

Republican wave sweeps U.S., Baker wins Mass. by narrow margin

The Republican wave that swept national politics has extended into Massachusetts, propelling GOP candidate Charlie Baker into the State House, despite a spirited campaign by Democrats to put Attorney General Martha Coakley in the governor’s office.

Supreme Court seen poised to scuttle fair housing law

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 ...

Celebrity guests headline 65th birthday celebration for Charles Stith

Former Ambassador Chales Stith celebrates 65th birthday.

Homeland Security announces Haitian Family Reunification program

Immigration program will allow Haitians with relatives in the United States to apply for visas.

Small businesses at head of trend in new job creation

Hiring continued to rise through last month and small businesses are leading the way, adding the most employees across the United States.

Death of Haitian dictator Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier prompts debate in Boston

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.

Analysis: blacks at greater risk in police shootings

A ProPublica analysis of US police shootings shows that blacks are many times more likely than whites to be killed by police.

Harvard’s Du Bois awards celebrate excellence in arts, politics

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 ...

Charles Blow discusses ‘Fire Shut Up In My Bones’ memoir

New York Times columnist Charles Blow discusses his life experiences in his new memoir.

Anti-racism bloggers share insights in Ford Hall Forum discussion

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.

ACLU study finds blacks disproportionately targeted by police stop-and-frisks

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.

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.