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SEIU picnic rallies troops in fight for fair wages, ballot question supporting paid sick days

SEIU organizers are engaged in the Fight for $15, a national campaign to raise wages of workers in the fast food industry, adjunct professors and other low-paid professions.

Ferguson police shooting highlights US race divide

Blacks and whites view the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, and the police response to the protests of the shooting, Mo. through different lenses

Ferguson, Missouri’s lesson on elections

Ferguson demonstrates to blacks in Boston and elsewhere that voting is not at all an idle exercise.

Social media drives news coverage of Ferguson shooting, protests

Social media has played a major role in news coverage of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Feguson, Mo., providing a forum for the black community there and across the U.S. to counter the narratives playing in the white-dominated ...

Boston demonstrators call for end to police shootings

Hundreds of demonstrators in Boston turned out to protest the Ferguson, Mo police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

Mary Evans Wilson was founding member of the Women’s Service Club, NAACP Boston Branch

Civil rights pioneer Mary Evans Wilson dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of African Americans.

U.S. media fall short in covering African summit

Coverage of President Obama’s summit with African heads of state was largely absent in the U.S. news media.

Low-wage Logan workers meet with elected officials, press case for union membership, fair pay

A coalition of labor activists and Logan Airport workers met with elected officials to discuss working conditions and wages.

Boston activists march on Boston Common while Congress remains stalled on immigration reform

Local immigration supporters called on elected officials to support immigration reform. House Republicans filed legislation seeking to force the Obama administration to speed up deportations.

Director Spike Lee leads MVAAFF discussion at preview of Katt Williams Priceless Afterlife

The 12th Annual Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival is well underway with enthusiastic crowds and full venues. Director Spike Lee will appear on the 9th t0 preview of the HBO Comedy Special, Katt Williams Priceless and Afterlife on Saturday ...

American race relations focal point at NABJ forum

Journalist Ed Gordon and Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree hosted a forum on race in America during the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Boston.

Obituary: Owen H. Brooks, 85, dedicated life to uplifting Miss. blacks

Former Roxbury resident Owen H. Brooks died at age 85 after a lifetime dedicated to the betterment of blacks in Mississippi.

National Association of Black Journalists convention a major milestone for Boston

The National Association of Black Journalists held their annual convention in Boston for the first time since the group was founded in 1975.

Court rules McDonald’s responsible for wage theft, worker’s rights violations in franchises

McDonald’s employees in Boston rallied last week after a judge found that McDonald’s is responsible for setting wages and employee policies for its franchises.

Diversity at The Conventions in Boston

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the Boule held their conventions in Boston for the first time.