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Commentary: Is the judicial system flawed?

In two recent major cases the prosecutors were unable to get grand jury indictments: the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and the police chokehold death of Eric Garner in Staten Island.

Two sons, two very different conversations

Raising a black son and white son provides an Easton, Mass. woman insights into racial disparities.

Midterm elections see more Latinos seated in Congress

Latinos posted groundbreaking wins in Congress in the 2014 election, with five new candidates, both Democrats and Republicans, claiming seats in the House. These victories will bring the total number of Latino members of Congress up to 32 — the ...

‘Black lives matter’ protests sweep Boston, US cities

In Boston and in cities across the United States protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against police violence against blacks, sparked by a grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Williams in the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old ...

Thousands of Boston marchers take to the streets in Ferguson protest

A crowd estimated between 3,000 and 5,000 people marched from Dudley Square to the South Bay House of Correction, blocking traffic on the Interstate 93 on-ramp for more than two hours in a rowdy, but mostly peaceful protest over a ...

Immigration changes seen as temporary fix

President Obama’s executive order on immigration will grant temporary status to 4.4 million undocumented immigrants, but will not alter the status of an additional 6 million people who entered the United States illegally.

Middle class struggles to preserve retirement security

“Half of today’s working-age households are unlikely to have enough resources to maintain their standard of living once they retire,” according to the National Retirement Risk Index, compiled by Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research.

Closing the health coverage gap for Hispanic children

A new study out this week finds that over 11 percent of Hispanic children are uninsured, compared to 7.1 percent of all kids nationwide. Study author Sonya Schwartz is a research fellow with the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center ...

Diversity officer roles can be a step to higher ed leadership

Many leaders of colleges and universities began their leadership careers working as chief diversity officers

Author cites growing Latino influence in U.S. elections

There's a sea change taking place in politics today, and it's being led by Latinos, according to Roberto Lovato, a writer and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for Latino Policy Research.

Elder financial abuse a growing problem as population ages

As the ranks of older adults are expected to swell nationwide in the coming decades as the large Baby Boomer generation reaches their 60s and 70s, more and more elders are at risk of being swindled by unscrupulous caregivers and ...

Dorchester youth honored by First Lady

First Lady Michelle Obama presented Project STEP (Strings Training and Education Program) with the prestigious National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

ISIS and the cost of war

The United States is just five weeks into the latest phase of its effort in Iraq against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria — the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militant group — but already there are calls ...

Hearing to address lax bank regulations after ProPublica story reveals secret recordings

Federal Reserve Bank of NY employee secretly recorded hours of meetings with colleagues at New York Fed and executives from Goldman Sachs as she examined Goldman’s policies.

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