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.

Sworn in as MCAD commissioner, Charlotte Golar Richie begins new chapter in public service career

Charlotte Golar Richie has mentored a generation of leaders in state and local government during her nearly 30 years in state and local government.

Massachusetts Dominicans savor newfound political clout

The political clout of the state’s Dominican community was on display at the Boston Dominican Parade, as Mayor Martin Walsh, state Rep. Marcos Devers and a host of candidates for statewide office courted voters

SEIU picnic rallies troops in fight for fair wages, ballot question supporting paid sick days

SEIU organizers are engaged in the Fight for $15, a national campaign to raise wages of workers in the fast food industry, adjunct professors and other low-paid professions.

Ferguson, Missouri’s lesson on elections

Ferguson demonstrates to blacks in Boston and elsewhere that voting is not at all an idle exercise.

Are you registered?

The deadline for voting in the Massachusetts September 9 primary is Wednesday, August 20.

U.S. media fall short in covering African summit

Coverage of President Obama’s summit with African heads of state was largely absent in the U.S. news media.

Low-wage Logan workers meet with elected officials, press case for union membership, fair pay

A coalition of labor activists and Logan Airport workers met with elected officials to discuss working conditions and wages.

Dorcena Forry, Tompkins endorse Grossman for governor

State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins are throwing their weight behind state Treasurer Steve Grossman in his campaign for governor.

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.

White lines: changing attitudes toward addiction

Increased coverage of addiction in white Massachusetts communities may have led to increased support for addiction services.

Corey Allen, Dan Cullinane vying for 12th Suffolk District seat

State Rep. Dan Cullinane and Corey Allen are front runners in the race for the 12th Suffolk District House seat.

Candidates for statewide office meet with more than 400 Roxbury-area voters at RoxVote cookout

More than 400 attended the annual RoxVote Cookout with the Candidates event. The 32 candidates who turned out for the event ranged from gubernatorial candidates to those vying for House seats.

City Council resolution passes resolution on Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

City council resolution passes resolution on Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building