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Reconsidering 'That Thing'

Lauryn Hill’s Boston performance lacked luster(Liz Papi photos)Bridgit Brown ...

Local NAACP holds Image Awards event

Local NAACP holds Image Awards event

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Local NAACP holds Image Awards event

Gathered in Roxbury for the Boston NAACP Image Awards are (L-R) Dana Richardson, Euka Holmes, Darius...

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Annual Literati gathering full of intellectual rigor

Darnell Williams (l), president/CEO of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, and Mel King attended the annual party of...

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Education: A cornerstone of the Delta's mission

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority members (from l to r) Christyanna Egun, Kathy Townsend, Tanisha M. Sullivan, Thomasina Nesmit-Cole and...

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Children’s fashion website scores with used couture

The quickest and most convenient way to start a business these days seems to be to do it online. This notion proved successful for Los Angeles-based fashionista and socialite CeCe Hendriks, founder of SPOILED! Fashionz, a high-end children’s clothing boutique, available only online.

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Cape Verdean neighborhood focus of new documentary

Claire Andrade-Watkins is in the process of developing a trilogy...

Boston schools working to comply with federal probe

A few days after Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced last year that he would significantly...

Famed ‘freedom singer’ Reagon feted at Berklee

It takes a freedom fighter like Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon to explain just how the...

Old footage sheds light on Black Power film

“The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975” is a must see documentary about the rise and...

Touré weighs portrayal of blacks in ‘Django,’ ‘Lincoln’

Touré, host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” gave a candid lecture at the African Meeting House last Saturday about the portrayal of blacks in two Oscar-winning films, Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” and Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”

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Touré weighs portrayal of blacks in ‘Django,’ ‘Lincoln’

TV host and novelist Touré explored the portrayal of blacks in “Django Unchained” and “Lincoln” during a lecture...

Boston NAACP officially names Curry new president

It’s official.Mike Curry, the attorney and community health lobbyist, is president-elect of...

Bobby McFerrin at work and play

It was a Sunday afternoon at Boston Symphony Hall and 10-time Grammy award winner Bobby...

Conference tackles issues of women's re-entry, CORI

Focusing on the concerns of formerly incarcerated mothers and their advocates, the “Ain’t I a...

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Mildred Avenue principal is 'a neighborhood gem'

Deborah Dancy grew up on Mildred Avenue and three months ago became the principal at the Mildred Avenue K-8...

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Organization forms natural hair community in Boston

When Rica Elysee decided to go natural in 2006, she said it was a "daunting" experience at first, but thanks to a community of "naturals" and the upward trend of YouTubers vlogging about natural hair, she survived it. Now she manages the popular Boston’s Natural Hair Meetup, which has 525 members whom she calls her "naturalistas."

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Community Change Inc. celebrates 45 years of anti-racism work

Community Change Inc. has become an effective center of anti-racism activity in Boston through its education programs and organizing work around issues related to systematic racism and racial inequity.

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Slave trader abduction part of Boston family’s history

Nanci Conklin Lawton of Dorchester hasn’t seen the movie "12 Years a Slave" yet. But the story of enslavement and liberation Solomon Northrup told in his 1853 memoir rings familiar in Conklin Lawton’s family history. In fact, Lawton owes her existence to her great-great grandfather’s own struggle for freedom. Like Northrup, Conklin Lawton’s ancestor, Nahum Hazard, was lured into slavery with the promise of work.

Debut film set during Black Power movement

“Night Catches Us” is the debut feature film by writer and director Tanya Hamilton. ...