As Trump talks voter fraud, voter suppression is the real issue

As Donald Trump roams the country encouraging hatred of immigrants and distrust of the election process, in many places it’s immigrants and minorities who have reason to worry — about being blocked from the polls. This November 8th will be ...

A new legislator for Roxbury’s 7th Suffolk

In what was the most hotly-contested legislative race in Boston’s low-turnout state primary, political newcomer Chynah Tyler eked out a narrow victory, with 901 of the 2,061 votes cast in the three-way race. Monica Cannon trailed by 105 votes with ...

Chynah Tyler wins in 7th Suffolk

Political newcomer Chynah Tyler swept the field in the race to succeed state Rep. Gloria Fox, winning with 43 percent of the2,061 votes cast in the Seventh Suffolk House district.

Dist. 7 candidates debate

Residents turned out to the Twelfth Baptist Church last week to hear from the candidates who aim to replace longtime incumbent Gloria Fox when she steps down from the Seventh Suffolk district House seat.

Vote Thursday Sept 8 in 6th Suffolk primary

Whoever wins the Sept. 8 election will likely become the community’s representative on Beacon Hill.

MassVOTE hosts forum for candidates vying to succeed retiring Rep. Gloria Fox

Tonight at 6 p.m., MassVOTE will host a forum for candidates vying for the 7th Suffolk District House seat currently held by Rep. Gloria Fox, who is retiring after a generation serving the Roxbury community on Beacon Hill.

Council votes to oppose ballot question 2

Boston City Councilors voted 11-2 to pass a resolution against ballot question 2, which calls for lifting the statewide cap on new charter schools in Massachusetts. City Councilors Andrea Campbell and Joshua Zakim cast the sole votes against the resolution, ...

Charter school proponents draw funds from NY donors

“What we can say is that the privatization effort in Massachusetts is a construct of several wealthy families and that the campaign has been going on longer than is generally realized."

Beyond Bernie: We Need a Party of the 99%!

The Bernie Sanders movement faces a burning question: Do we fall in line behind Clinton’s corporate campaign, or do we continue the political revolution and build a new party for the 99%?

City Council passes BPS budget 9-4

Today the city council passed the Boston Public Schools revised budget proposed by Mayor Martin Walsh with a vote of nine to four.

Puerto Rico oversight sparks fears

A proposed solution to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis emerged from Congress last week.The PROMESA bill would provide for debt restructuring, answering a long-time ask from many Puerto Ricans, while also creating a federal oversight board with authorities that many say ...

Trump gets it wrong again

Trump has reconfirmed his fundamental racial insensitivity and his lack of understanding of American history.

Civil rights groups intervene in charter case

In Massachusetts, the charter school movement challenges the dichotomy between charters and district run schools, intentionally using the phrase “public charter schools” in their arguments for lifting the cap. But defenders of the district-run schools – including student groups in ...

Symone Sanders and a presidential campaign

Budding communications professional Symone Sanders talks to the Banner about joining the campaign of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as national spokeswoman.

Senate rolls out charter compromise legislation

A group of state senators today rolled out compromise legislation that would over the next ten years raise the cap on the percentage of charter schools operating in low-performing school districts from the current 18 percent to 23 percent.