Ferguson will hold municipal elections on April 7. The mayor and five of the six city councilpersons are white. Three are up for reelection. Since Michael Brown was gunned down by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, ...
It slowed down my schedule. I missed too many school days. — Sarah, Student, Dorchester
The racial wealth gap in America will never diminish significantly without a major increase in the growth of black ownership in businesses.
Great educators are the key to improving outcomes for children. We know that, and it starts at birth, not in kindergarten.
The recently published U.S. Department of Justice report on the Ferguson, Mo. police department was shocking even to tough law and order conservatives.
Because that’s the way police are trained. They see black communities as their target. — Warren G. Walford, Machinist, Roxbury
Those who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" were greeted with a billboard to honor the founder of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Construction Development in Boston is booming and Massport plans on diversity playing a central role.
Massport expects full participation in designing, construction, equity, business tenancy as well as jobs with their $700 million construction projects.
Across the nation, moviegoers have lined up for screenings of the film Selma. The movie recounts the courageous actions of thousands of ordinary, disenfranchised African-Americans in the South, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and now-Congressman John Lewis who took ...
I am a single woman who works for the city, so I have to live here. It’s hard for me to find housing. I don’t qualify for subsidies. — Shakera Laguerre, Library Assistant, Roxbury
Rudy Giuliani’s criticism of President Barack Obama was so beyond the pale that it failed to provoke thoughtful comment. However, one could perceive in Giuliani’s attitude an impending social danger for the nation.
The ink was barely dry on President Obama's projected 2016 budget proposal when GOP leaders virtually declared the proposals DOA. The real issue is not the amount Obama wants to spend on domestic and defense programs. But his audacity to ...
They can create policies that protect people against wage theft and make sure people get living wages and benefits. — Marvin Martin, Executive Director, Dorchester
While news media have focused attention on the U.S. government surveillance uncovered by Edward Snowden, corporations have attained unprecedented access to personal data in recent years.
When colleges want a new president, the usual procedure is to select a committee of knowledgeable trustees and others to conduct a search.