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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.

Alabama judge rebukes school board in ruling on desegregation case

A federal judge in Alabama has taken the rare step of ruling against a local school board in a desegregation case, rejecting the board's claims that it had done all it could to end segregation in its schools.

Want to be a homeowner? Get to know MassHousing, the Commonwealth’s Affordable Housing Bank

Do you want to own your own home but think you can’t afford it? The most critical steps along the way to homeownership are to become an educated consumer and to obtain a loan from a trusted, reputable mortgage lender.

Recent graduates face new reality of crushing student loan debt

Recent college graduates struggle to manage student loan debt in tough job market.

Immigration reform measures stalled in Congress, Mass. Legislature

Local officials distance themselves from federal immigration policy as Congress, Mass. Legislature stall on reforms

Documentary “Ivory Tower” questions whether the cost of higher education is worth it

In the documentary, Ivory Tower, director Andrew Rossi explores how education has been sold as part of the American Dream to a better and brighter future.

Surge in child immigrants tied to Central American violence

Immigrant advocates say economic, political instability at root of increse of child immigrants being detained in U.S.

Corporations track online data, offline personal information

The merger of online and offline data is bringing more intrusive tracking of personal information

National Black Chamber of Commerce speaks out on new EPA greenhouse gas rule

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. The EPA says the ...