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Preserving black artists in Roxbury

For many years Boston has enjoyed a flourishing community of African American artists. However, the recent death of John Wilson, there is a realization that we are losing too many of the prominent elders of the art world.

The perennial practice of police abuse

The Magna Carta, executed at Runnymede, England in 1215, was the precedent for the Bill of Rights and the right of judicial review that are so critical to Anglo-American jurisprudence. Yet protests against police violence in America continue 800 years ...

Police violence is about more than broken windows

Americans must be willing to adopt imaginative programs to end the police victimization of black men.

An attack on black progress

Gov. Charlie Baker has selected Ronald L. Walker II to join his administration as secretary of Labor and Workforce Development. An objective review of Ron Walker’s resume would determine that he is uniquely qualified for that post. As co-founder and ...

More than ever, education is the key to success

Academic achievement was always respected by African Americans. Even in the days of slavery, education was desired, although it was often unattainable. Black commitment to the importance of educational achievement should now be stronger than ever.

New York police defiantly turn away from civility

New York police officers violated basic laws of civility when they protested during New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s formal condolences to the family at the funeral of their fellow officer, Rafael Ramos, who was murdered by a deranged killer.

Rage: the product of a violent culture

As the assassination of the New York police officers indicates, non-violence is not an infallible effort.

The death of courtesy

At the end of December it’s time to develop New Year’s resolutions to correct the foibles of the prior year. In order to do this, there has to be an objective assessment of one’s flaws. However, the capacity to perceive ...

Building wealth, even in the season of giving

At a time when many are focused on spending, it’s more important than ever to focus on building wealth.

Rush to condemn Cosby premature

The uncorroborated complaints of sexual impropriety by Bill Cosby arouse the distressing memory among elders of similar past claims against black men.

City backs off Radius proposal

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 ...

Racism: A scientific delusion

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. ...

Equal protection from the law

Police shootings of unarmed blacks in recent months have shone light on racial disparities in the American criminal justice system and pervasive police brutality.

An unwarranted intrusion on parental rights

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 ...

City must find a non-disruptive solution to homeless problem

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.