Mayor Martin Walsh is to be commended for his decision to discontinue plans to utilize the Radius Specialty Hospital as a residential addiction treatment facility. The mayor has demonstrated both a sensitivity to the will of the community and an ...
The Justice Department should take the same step in the Michael Brown slaying it took 22 years ago in the Rodney King beating case. That is to fulfill its responsibility and prosecute Wilson.
Many Americans consider as racist acts both the shooting death of the unarmed Michael Brown and the failure of the grand jury to indict his killer, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Such incidents of police abuse occur all too frequently. ...
In two recent major cases the prosecutors were unable to get grand jury indictments: the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and the police chokehold death of Eric Garner in Staten Island.
Raising a black son and white son provides an Easton, Mass. woman insights into racial disparities.
Walmart, the biggest corporation in America, with revenues of almost half a trillion dollars, gets a $1 billion tax break each year on average by exploiting federal tax loopholes, according to a new report from Americans for Tax Fairness. Taxpayers, ...
Police shootings of unarmed blacks in recent months have shone light on racial disparities in the American criminal justice system and pervasive police brutality.
The National Football League has no right to require the players of any team to refrain from spanking their children for discipline. It was shocking to learn that the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has essentially ordered the Minnesota Vikings to ...
The sudden closing of the city’s Long Island shelter has caused disruption in the lives of many of the city’s homeless. The city reportedly considered using a recently shuttered hospital in Roxbury as a temporary shelter.
The biggest barrier to getting an indictment of Wilson and cops who kill unarmed suspects is the glaring racial and pro-police bias that deeply plagues the jury system and that includes grand jurors.
Codman Square Health Center Executive Director Sandra Cotterell reflects on the qualities of an effective leader
Efforts to gain social and economic equality of whites will come to little if blacks don’t exercise their right to vote.
Tufts University Professor and author Peniel Joseph says Democrats lost seats to Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections by distancing themselves from President Barak Obama.
A Boston Globe article highlighting the black-owned OneUnited Bank’s low Community Reinvestment Act score ignores the work the bank does investing the majority of its lending dollars in underserved urban areas.
The protests of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. will only be meaningful if they’re translated into a sustained movement.