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Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil

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Health disparities reflect racial and economic divide

Health disparities continue to fall along racial lines, the Boston Public Health Commission’s latest...

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Healthy eating strengthens bodies, communities

Lizette Varela stands on a garden plot at ReVision Urban Farm in Dorchester. Varela works on the farm and...

A fast food dilemma

Despite those unhealthy calories, some fast food restaurants offer something rare in urban communities — a convenient and clean place...

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A question of access

Healthy food is in short supply in communities of color  Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil...

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A raging battle

Diet of fruits and vegetables is ultimately cheaper, but Bostonians are hooked on fast, convenient food Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil...

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'Wild Flavors' promotes fresh food, conservation

Haley House chef Didi Emmons (l) has spent 10 years learning about food and sustainable living at the...

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D.C. memorial dedicated to MLK and his vision

Thousands crowded the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on...

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John Carlos tells story behind moment in Mexico

Olympic bronze medalist John Carlos speaks...

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Dick Gregory protests BP's treatment of oil spill victims

In a protest against BP’s handling of its $20 billion compensation fund, activist and comedian Dick Gregory and Art...

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First black naval aviator honored in new film

Jesse LeRoy Brown dreamed of...

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Prof. argues race still matters in 'post-racial' age of Obama

(George Simian photo, courtesy Harvard Law School) Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil ...

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Thanking Dr. King

Award-winning TV journalist Carole Simpson recalls a meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that changed her life ...

The 'Obama Foodorama' and other tales of cooking

In the spring of 2009, first lady Michelle Obama and students from Bancroft Elementary...

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Author Sapphire releases 'The Kid,' a sequel to 'Push'

Sapphire, author of the 1995 novel “Push,” speaks about her new novel “The Kid” at the Politics and...

Obesity rises across US, but MA 4th thinnest state

Massachusetts has one of the lowest obesity rates in the nation even as waistlines...

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‘Lift Every Voice’

Historian Patricia Sullivan’s recent book on NAACP details hidden history of Civil Rights Movement Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil ...

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Scholars critical of latest Malcolm X bio

This May 21, 1964 file photo shows Malcolm X as he speaks at a news conference at the Hotel...

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‘The End of Anger,’ the rise of hope

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AG Holder tries to correct drug sentencing disparity

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testified last week before the United States Sentencing Commission...

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Gov. unveils youth initiative to curb street violence

Gov. Deval Patrick unveils his plan to curb youth violence throughout Massachusetts. In the last 20 years, the...

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'... A few small steps'

PBS’ ‘Freedom Riders’ revisits the days of Southern segregation – and the efforts to end it.  ...

Local journalists address the state of Boston media

Speaking at the National Conference for Media Reform last weekend, a panel of local...

Study: Gaps in wealth grew during recession

Black and low-income households have been hit hardest by the recession, widening the gap...

School lunch program under renewed spotlight

More than 30 million kids line up in their school cafeterias, Monday through Friday,...

Expired school food prompts outrage

Earlier this month, City Councilor At-Large John Connolly discovered expired food in several Boston...

JP divided over new Whole Foods Market

In an ongoing fight against gentrification, Jamaica Plain residents are increasing resistance to the...

'Winds of change'

New president-in-residence of B.U.’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center talks about democracy in the Middle East...

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Anti-apartheid efforts felt home and abroad

One hot summer morning, thousands of black...

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Breaking down black America

“Disintegration: The Splintering of Black...

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Chef brings healthy flavor to school cafeterias

Chef Kirk Conrad, a graduate of the Culinary...

Federal probe launched into BPS school closings

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has launched an investigation into...

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Officer still awaiting his day in court

Former court officer Thomas Flint stands in front of his old workplace, the South Boston Courthouse. The Roxbury...

New report details impact of Recovery Act

In a recently released report, University of Massachusetts Boston offered a first-ever look at...

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Health care equity remains elusive goal

Last Monday, Dr. Augustus A. White III, professor of orthopedic surgery and medical education at Harvard Medical School, spoke...

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'Hurricane' Carter preaches strength in new memoir

(Photo courtesy of Sue Folinsbee)Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil ...

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