For generations, South Carolina has been at the forefront of America’s racial conflict. Now Gov. Nikki Haley has mitigated that role by removing the Confederate battle flag from a place of honor at the state capitol.
President Obama, stern and visibly shaken by the Oregon massacre, lambasted the NRA yet again for its suffocating grip on Congress. An equally shaken Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, said that she was sickened by the sheep-like willingness of Congress ...
I think everyone should get together, protest and pray. We need more peace. We need unity. — Patricia Robinson, Housewife, South End
African Americans have developed a wonderfully democratic attitude over the years. A candidate for public office will not benefit substantially from the achievements of his or her family. Similarly the alleged misconduct of family members will not be an impediment. ...
Once they are elected, city councilors representing Boston’s districts tend to hold their seats until they voluntarily give them up. But Charles Yancey, who has been elected to 16 two-year terms, might be facing his political demise on Nov. 3.
That Donald Trump and Ben Carson top the pecking order of the GOP presidential primary is a measure of how advanced the disintegration of the Republican Party as a respectable force in American society has become.
It’s too high. I spend less time with family and more time working to keep our home. — Robert Caldwell, Construction, Roxbury
The federal and local governments in the U.S. spend $80 billion per year to maintain this high rate of incarceration. Until recently, little was known about the economic and social impact on families with one of the members in prison.
Beverly Morgan-Welch, long-time executive director The Museum of African American History in Boston and Nantucket is leaving the organization to assume a senior-level position at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.
The brutal police assault on former tennis star James Blake underscores the fact that social status does not make blacks immune to police aggression.
A new study highlights how bail in the nation’s court systems has a disproportionately negative effect on the poor.
Front running GOP Presidential contender Donald Trump doesn't utter the words, “Show me your birth certificate,” in the same breath with President Obama anymore. But then again, he doesn’t have to. He mined that fraudulent birther movement hard and deep ...
I think it’s really going to take body cameras, reform in the justice system and more civilian oversight. — Ginette Powell, Gifts Coordinator, Upham’s Corner
The National Labor Relations Board ruled that when an employer exercises considerable control and direction over a so-called contractor, then the employer is held to be a joint employer with the staffing company.
Criminalizing Americans of color, especially black Americans, has long been a constant of American society.