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Black voters in South face obstacles, loss of protection

With the weakening of the Voting Rights Act, black voters in the South are facing new challenges.

Mayor announces the departure of Barbara Ferrer

Barbara Ferrer, head of the city’s Public Health Commission, is leaving to take a job with the Kellog Foundation.

Voter turnout just under 9 percent

The Massachusetts primary is Tuesday, Sept. 9

Who’s on the September 9 ballot?

List of candidates appearing on ballots in Boston 1st and 2nd Suffolk Senate districts (South End, Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain).

Ward 9 Democratic Committee elects new officers

The Boston Ward 9 Democratic Committee met on Saturday to elect committee officers and to endorse candidates in the September 9 primary election.

Mayor launches expanded small business permit and licensing assistance

Kiosks in cited public buildings will help expedite the permitting process.

Candidates court Puerto Rican voters at Atardecer Borincano

Candidates for statewide and local office attended a gathering at Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square in the South End.

Boston nonprofits, candidates launch get-out-the-vote efforts

As the September 9 primary looms a week away, several nonprofits and candidates are preparing get-out-the-vote efforts to mobilize the city’s black and Latino voting base.

The #BlackLivesMatter Ride for Justice for Mike Brown

The BLM Ride, organized in the spirit of the early 1960s interstate Freedom Rides to end racial segregation, is a call to action organized by advocates based in several states in close collaboration with the Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) ...

Tompkins racks up endorsements, local black and Latino officials face little opposition

Sheriff Steve Tompkins secured the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Meanwhile, local state reps. and senators are facing few opponents in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary.

Councilors question failure to hire teachers at Madison Park

City councilors last week questioned why the school department has not filled teaching and staff vacancies at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School

Congressman James Clyburn discusses biography at RCC

South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn spoke to a gathering at RCC about his life in public service, from his work as a civil rights activist in the 1960s to his present status as one of the most powerful Democrats in ...

In The News: Ron Marlow

Ron Marlow joins MassHousing as Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

Study: Whites less likely to support criminal justice reforms that benefit blacks

A pair of Stanford University professors found that whites are less likely to support criminal justice reforms when shown that the reforms would have a positive effect on blacks.

Gubernatorial candidates air views on immigration reform at Bunker Hill Community College forum

Bunker Hill Community College hosted a gubernatorial debate on immigration reform.