A graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Divinity School and a former Fulbright scholar. She has been writing for the Banner since 2009 on topics such as food, health and racial inequalities. In 2011 she was awarded a National Health Journalism Fellowship from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, which she used to publish the four-part series, “The Challenges to Healthy Eating for Low-Income Bostonians.” In addition to her work at the Banner, Kandil is a writer for Moment Magazine, a bi-monthly publication devoted to politics, culture and religion.
When Peniel E. Joseph was in junior high school, he watched “Eyes on the Prize,” the critically acclaimed documentary chronicling the Civil Rights Movement, and discovered a figure he had never heard of before — Stokely Carmichael.
William P. Jones: The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights, offers a historical look into the making of the march from its radical roots in the 1940s to the organizational role of labor unions and women’s groups, and its ambitious economic agenda.
African Americans are nearly four times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession, despite similar rates of drug use, a new report released by the American Civil Liberties Union reveals.
Graphic novel adapts seminal 1999 work by the same name
Over the past four decades, the U.S. prison population has skyrocketed — jumping from about 250,000 in the early 1970s to more than 2.3 million today — so that now, the country’s incarceration rate towers above that of every other country in the world.
The Roxbury native worked for the Massachusetts Trial Court for more than 20 years until he was fired in September 2009.
Flint, 45, is a former court officer who, in 2009, was fired from the Massachusetts Trial Court for allegedly getting into a verbal altercation with another court officer. Suspecting racial discrimination, the 20-year veteran of the courts took his case to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and in 2011, received a “probable cause” ruling backing his version of the story. Next month, starting June 3, Flint goes to a public hearing to determine a settlement against the Trial Court.
An estimated four out of 10 two-parent households in Massachusetts aren’t earning enough to make ends meet, according to a new report released by Crittenton Women’s Union, a Boston-based social servi
CWU’s research shows that in Massachusetts, a family of four made up of two parents and two young children needs at least $73,776 per year to meet their basic expenses without government assistance. This number includes bare bones housing, utilities, childcare, food, transportation, health care, taxes and personal items — and no luxuries such as eating out, entertainment or vacations, or financial investments such as paying off loans or building up a savings account.
Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil An estimated four out of 10...
Former court officer Thomas Flint stands in front...
Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Shelby County v. Holder, a case that challenges the constitutionality of a key provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act,
Earlier this year, when the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Shelby County v. Holder, a case that challenges the constitutionality of a key provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Justice Antonin Scalia said that renewing the historic legislation would amount to a “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” “I don’t think that’s attributable to the fact that it is so much clearer now that we need this,” Scalia said about Congress’ near-unanimous renewal of the Voting Rights Act in 2006. “I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement … Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes.”
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