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In the News: Roxbury Youthworks

Roxbury Youthworks executive director Mia Alvarado announced the youth development agency will receive a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation. Roxbury Youthworks, Inc is one of 100 local nonprofits to be awarded with the grant, and was chosen from a ...

The enduring dignity of the civil rights era

The country’s racial conflict has provided countless opportunities for individuals, both black and white, to step up. A recent obituary of Barbara Smith Conrad in the New York Times tells a tale of a conflict at the University of Texas ...

Brighton High teacher says resources matter

Turnaround schools are intended to accelerate school improvement through a menu of strategies. However, our state’s accountability system disproportionately places schools serving high levels of English Language Learners, special needs students, and over-age students in turnaround status.

Should Boston have a civilian review board to investigate allegations of police misconduct?

Yes. I don’t really feel the police can be trusted. History has proven it, and it’s still being proven today. — Roger Wanzo, Retired, Dorchester

In the news: Tito Jackson

The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) awarded the MTA Friend of Education Award to Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson.

Voting rights conflicts continue

There is little doubt that Republicans will continue to use gerrymandering to minimize the impact of the black vote. The U.S. Supreme Court will probably determine in its fall session the limits on political redistricting. It appears that the battle ...

Republicans put Americans’ health care in jeopardy

There are the 24 million people who stand to lose their health care if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed and replaced by the Republican health plan proposal as estimated by the Congressional Budget Office.

Do you think Republicans will face consequences for the Trump administration’s cuts to the federal budget?

Do you think Republicans will face consequences for the Trump administration’s cuts to the federal budget?

Malden charter school’s ethnically insensitive hair policy

While Mystic Valley Charter School was undoubtedly well intentioned, it was advisable to suspend the school’s dress code which now violates the U.S. Department of Justice guidelines by imposing a restriction on black students that will not apply to others.

Comey isn’t the reason Trump is the GOP’s Nixon Nightmare

The Trump taint, as with Nixon, wreaks havoc on the GOP’s image and especially its hell-bent legislative drive to wipe off the map every vestige of the eight years of the Obama administration accomplishments.

Keith Motley unfairly scapegoated

Many people believe that Keith Motley’s reputation took a fall to benefit those who were more responsible for the UMass Boston problems.

What do you think should be done to improve the flow of traffic in Boston?

More people need to use public transportation. You can’t drive downtown. There’s no parking. You save money taking the train. — Victor Costa, BNN TV Producer, Dorchester

Guess who Sessions’ war on drugs will target?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it official. The federal government will now reboot its war on drugs. The official word came down in the form of memos from Sessions that ordered federal prosecutors to cease and desist on the soft ...

Blacks oppose monuments to the seditious Confederacy

From the black perspective monuments to Confederate generals stand for white supremacy. It is absurd for white protesters to expect that blacks, who are in the majority, would continue to tolerate the existence of the symbols of their oppression and ...

Do you think Donald Trump will be impeached?

Yes. One way or another he’s going out. Too much conflict. Too much lying. — Lillian O’Neal, Poet, Jamaica Plain