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What do you like about living in Roxbury?

I love it here. My family legacy is here in Roxbury. No matter where you live, you can always come home to Roxbury. — Randall Tatum, Utility Worker, Mansfield

It’s time to build black wealth

America is suffering from a substantial wealth gap. A small number of residents control a disproportionate amount of the nation’s wealth. With the publication of “The Color of Wealth in Boston” report, the issue of wealth disparity took a shocking ...

Forrest County: An early battle for voting rights

Little attention has been given to the role of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in exposing the egregious discrimination in the voting rights of blacks.

Facing bad “Officer Friendly” while black

The popularly-held view of police as protectors and servants doesn’t ring true for blacks

Do you think videos of police abuse will lead to change?

None of this has slowed down the rate of police shootings. There are a lot of sick police officers. Some real deranged dudes. — Craig Campbell, Clinician, Dorchester

Uncovering white privilege

A recent Australian experiment documented preferential treatment whites receive, a rare glimpse at the seldom studied but pervasive privileges afforded whites.

Free speech hypocrisy

This winter the media’s been ablaze with stories about racist, homophobic and sexist slurs being hurled this way and that by college students and other adults. Revealingly, those that have captured the most attention all involve black Americans as the ...

What do you think should be done to build more wealth in the Roxbury community?

More opportunities and better-paying jobs for the people who live in the community. — Jerome Walker, Barber, Roxbury

Race: A diversion from America’s real problems

Americans should begin to talk diplomatically with one another to discover a way to end this debilitating racial conflict for the good of the country.

Stephen A. Smith’s GOP delusion is nothing new

ESPN host Stephen A. Smith’s assertion that blacks should vote GOP ignores the Republican’s party’s willingness in recent to use race issues divisively.

What do you think it takes for an entrepreneur to start a successful business?

Access to resources. You have to have at your disposal people you can call on for services and advice. You need to have a steady flow of communication within your organization. — Morjieta Dersier, Attorney, Milton

A hostile environment for black business success

Efforts by blacks to achieve economic success in the United States have historically been met with violence, underscoring a longstanding animosity toward black business

If Ferguson stays Ferguson, blacks have no one to blame but themselves

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, ...

How did this winter affect you?

It slowed down my schedule. I missed too many school days. — Sarah, Student, Dorchester

The beginning of a black business boom?

The racial wealth gap in America will never diminish significantly without a major increase in the growth of black ownership in businesses.