Countless studies and surveys of police and public attitudes show that young black males are far more likely to be stopped, searched and arrested than white males. It's at times only a short step from that to a deadly altercation.
It’s an age-old problem. We need to build better race relations. We need to get police officers to learn how to work with black people. — Anthony Brewer, State Employee, Roxbury
Police shootings of unarmed black men will continue until blacks amass political power.
A series of Boston Globe articles targeted The Boston Local Development Corporation, a BRA lending program that shored up local businesses during the Great Recession.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson reflects on the music, politics and character of the iconic soul superstar.
No. I think some people need marijuana for health. There are a lot of others things that should be a priority for law enforcement. — SH, Grandparent, Roxbury
State Auditor Suzanne Bump has uncovered waste and fraud in government agencies, leading to significant government reforms.
Studies have shown marijuana to be far less harmful than alcohol, yet its continued status as an illegal drug contributes to discriminatory prosecution of blacks, who are 3.7 times as likely as whites to be incarcerated on drug charges.
Of course. I think it’s important that all people of color vote so we can have a voice in what is going on in the state. Without the vote, our voice will be silent. Your level of income does not ...
Banner endorses Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins for sheriff and former state rep. Warren Tolman for attorney general
After subprime loans precipitated the 2008 financial meltdown, the U.S. banking industry is again trafficking in high-interest lending, this time with auto loans.
A pattern of income inequality is destroying the middle class and the American way of life, and it is afflicting whites as well as blacks.
The cases of Marlene Pinnock, beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer and Eric Garner, killed by a New York City Police officer, illustrate the intractability of police violence against blacks.
For working class people, employers don’t want to pay you what your job is worth. You can’t live off the wages they pay. It’s greed. The less they pay, the more they make. — Anthony Raines, Baggage Agent, Roxbury
A majority of small business owners recognize the importance of good-paying jobs in supporting local economies