Warren outlines a system of racial oppression

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke in support of racial justice activism and called for reforms during an address at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute Tuesday. In her speech, she illuminated the web of financial, political and institutional injustices that she ...

BPCAT ‘cautiously optimistic’ on body camera pilot

In a move that came as a surprise to some, Commissioner Evans announced last week that Boston will launch a pilot program of police body-worn cameras. Groups such as Boston Police Camera Action Team have been calling for the devices. ...

Election reveals challenges for new commissioner

The low turnout during the September 8 preliminary municipal election and confusion over precincts in the City Council District 4 are two of the issues newly-appointed Election Department Commissioner Dion Irish will look at in his new role.

Minority-, women-owned businesses to see boost

The Baker administration will take a more active approach on generating contracting with small businesses and those owned by minorities and women, the governor said Monday, during a roundtable discussion with ethnic media. The governor will also consider some bus ...

Campbell comes out on top in District 4 preliminary

Newcomer Andrea Campbell and incumbent Tito Jackson finished first in the District 4 and District 7 City Council preliminaries, both with commanding leads in a low-turnout election day.

Which side are they on?

The Boston Police Camera Action Team has made it possible for body cam supporters to track where their councilors stand on the issue.

The best defense is good offense: DOJ challenges local public defense programs

One issue that’s garnered particular attention from Justice Department lawyers is fair access to legal defense, a right guaranteed by the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments. The DOJ’s Civil Rights Division has filed four such statements in the past two years, ...

Sen. Warren stands up for working women

Tackling questions about federal issues important to women in the workforce, Warren outlines some of the legislative initiatives in Washington aimed at leveling the gender playing field, particularly for women in low-income jobs.

Trump’s rise pushes GOP further right

At a news conference last week, Donald Trump told Mexican American news anchor Jorge Ramos — who is often called the Walter Cronkite of Latino America — to “go back to Univision” after he questioned the Republican presidential frontrunner about ...

Meeting moved! Baker administration reschedules

Roxbury voters objected to the Governor's economic development Sept. 8 listening session tour date in Roxbury, which coincides with the preliminary voting for City Council.

Andrea Campbell receives endorsement of Ward 15 Democratic Committee

The Boston Ward 15 Democratic Committee has voted to endorse Andrea Campbell in the race for the District 4 Boston City Council seat.

Candidates are many, campaigns are few in City Council districts 4 & 7

With the date of the city’s preliminary election moved to Tuesday, Sept. 8 — the day after the Labor Day weekend — turnout is expected to be light in Roxbury’s District 7 and Dorchester’s District 4 races. And while both ...

A presidential perspective on race

It was a remarkable week for President Obama: On Monday he commuted the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders; on Tuesday he called for sweeping criminal justice reform in an address to the NAACP; and on Thursday he became the ...

Rep. Lewis cites attacks on Voting Rights Act

Rep. John Lewis told an audience at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute that the Voting Rights Act is under fire from Republicans seeking to suppress minority votes.

BRA seeks support for urban renewal

The Boston Redevelopment Authority seems to be making good on its pledge to be more transparent and accountable, seeking public support for its urban renewal districts amid revelations the agency is lacks critical planning staff and has potentially mismanaged finances.