Harvard University Medical School Professor Alvin Poussaint was recognized at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated and the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses’ Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts.
Branch President Michael Curry is being challenged by Massachusetts Association of Law Enforcement Officers President Larry Ellison.
The Providers’ Council, a statewide organization of human service providers, held a forum on human services with gubernatorial candidates.
Former Lawrence Mayor Willy Lantigua is seeking to unseat state Rep. Marcos Devers and regain the 16th Essex House seat.
Attorney General Martha Coakley held a communities of color rally at Hibernian Hall Sunday while businessman Charlie Baker is gearing up for an endorsement event with prominent black supporters.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Baker has been reaching out to voters in Boston’s black and Latino communities.
Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins and former City Councilor Felix D. Arroyo had strong showings in their respective races for sheriff and Register of Probate.
Jerome Smith, former chief of staff to Sen. President Therese Murray, was appointed chief of Civic Engagement for the City of Boston.
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Democratic primary victory, with 42 percent of the vote, paves the way for a close race against Republican Charlie Baker for the Nov. 4 election.
A report funded by the Boston Foundation outlines key policy recommendations for the Department of Children and Families.
Black voter turnout was at the city average of 12 percent.
With the weakening of the Voting Rights Act, black voters in the South are facing new challenges.
Barbara Ferrer, head of the city’s Public Health Commission, is leaving to take a job with the Kellog Foundation.
The Massachusetts primary is Tuesday, Sept. 9
List of candidates appearing on ballots in Boston 1st and 2nd Suffolk Senate districts (South End, Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain).