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The pride of accounting

The late Daniel Dennis built one of New England’s best known, black-owned accounting firms — and that legacy lives on...

BPS takes a tough stance on nepotism

In a decision to avoid continued allegations of nepotism at Madison Park Technical Vocation High...

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One shining example

It took nearly 20 years but the State Street Financial Center remains the largest skyscraper in America developed by minority...

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State senate race heats up in 2nd Suffolk

Incumbent state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, shown here during the recent Puerto Rican Day Festival, is up against Hassan...

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'A second chance'

Patrick signs law overhauling criminal records system; activists say it’s a good first stepGov. Deval Patrick meets...

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A family business

The John B. Cruz Construction Co. started 60 years ago and is now one of the New England region’s largest...

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An heir of expectancy

Known as the Judge’s son, Keith Elam would change the hip hop industry as the legendary Guru – but he...

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Acting local, thinking global

Roxbury Technology CEO Beth Williams is providing living proof that keeping manufacturing jobs in the inner city helps the...

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Staying the course

Derek and Alexis Brooks have seen their Inside Cable telecommunications company rise and fall — and rise again. Howard...

Governor declares Boston water safe

Ending a potential public health disaster, Gov. Deval Patrick declared on Tuesday that Boston’s water...

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Raising the bar

Anthony Samuels has quietly taken his Done Right Building Services company to lofty new heights Howard Manly ...

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Madison Park hoop stars take pride in teamwork

Right after losing a playoff game for the state championship, the Madison Park basketball team took time for one...

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City Fresh caters to community needs

Glenn and Sheldon Lloyd are brothers and partners in City Fresh Inc., a community-based catering business that prides itself...

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On the move

Gordon Thompson’s medical research supply company is ready for expansionWestnet CEO Gordon Thompson meets with his staff...

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Monroe Trotter: "The Guardian" of Boston

A mural celebrating “The Guardian’s” publisher at the William Monore Trotter Elementary School in Dorchester. (Banner file photo)...

Black past comes alive at Hub genealogy conference

For the last 10 years, Williard Johnson and his wife Vivian have been members of...

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'Actual malice'

Landmark “New York Times v. Sullivan” case redefined libel and enabled press to cover Civil Rights Movement without fear of...

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OneUnited moves toward the future with an eye on the past

Basketball great Earvin “Magic” Johnson, far left, and music industry executive Jheryl Busby, second from left, shareholders in...

Obama: $80 million for state community health

Frederica Williams knows first hand the growing need for comprehensive medical services in communities of...

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CORI reform boosted by state senate vote

Hundreds of activists jam the entrance to the State House during a September 2007 rally asking legislators to...

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The Kennedys' enduring legacy

Fighting for equality was part of the family businessSen. Edward M. Kennedy (left) and his sons Patrick...

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40 years later, Woodstock remains a national anthem

Jimi Hendrix is shown in an undated photo. The legendary guitarist delivered his blistering rendition of “The Star-Spangled...

An American message Obama, the man and symbol, delivered for NAACP

Lost in all the recent noise about health care reform and the media sensation...

The subprime mortgage crisis provides a chance for black-owned banks to restore financial credibility

In normal times, a bank offering a 30-year fixed at 5.75 percent wouldn’t register a...

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Parks, engineer of Hub school equity, dies at 86

Paul Parks, former state secretary of education and longtime civil...

DSS commish: Black-owned firms will get a fair shake

In response to charges that the state Department of Social Services (DSS) is discriminating...

The story behind the misidentification of Rev. Bruce Wall's son

As armed robberies go, this one was pretty tame. On Nov. 9 at...

2007: It starts and ends with Deval

He rode a grassroots campaign all the way to the State House, ending a 16-year...

Playing the race card: Nothing new for Clinton

It started as a joke — something funny that comedian Chris Rock wrote in Vanity...

New Partners chief to be roasted at Whittier bash

Talk about good timing.Frederica Williams, president and CEO of Whittier Street Health...

'One company at a time'

Bacon is no ordinary taskmaster. He joined INE after a 30-year career in banking, with extensive experience in lending...

As ‘Fair Housing Act’ hits 40, some goals still unmet

Her name is Adrienne, and her story is all too typical for a single mother...

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Year in Review: 2008

(AP photo/Stephan Savoia) Howard ManlyThere’s Obama, and then the rest of the year’s stories. ...

Wilkerson leaves a questionable legacy

Though Dianne Wilkerson formally resigned from the state Senate last Wednesday, the beginning of her...

The NAACP’s ‘finest hour’

The birth of the Second Suffolk senatorial district Howard ManlyAs historical footnotes go, this one is...

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Atkins, first black Hub city councilor, dies at 69

A young supporter holds a placard promoting Tom Atkins’ 1971 unsuccessful mayoral bid. The civil rights firebrand that...

Inside edition

Banner reader Kimberly Smith recently checked in with the following letter to the editor: ...

After gun ban ruling, Menino to press on

Joining dozens of mayors across the country, Mayor Thomas M. Menino said his fight to...

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Patrick sits down with local black preachers

Gov. Deval Patrick (center) met with more than 100 preachers from across the state on Saturday at the...

Patrick looks to initiate educational reform

As Gov. Deval Patrick tells it, his recently unveiled education reform package is quite simple....

Justice delayed

The death of Len Bias is often mentioned in stories involving the dark days of...

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TOUCH FM to fight FCC for on-air rights

Pete Tridish, founder of the Prometheus Radio Project, a nonprofit group dedicated to low-power radio, was especially blunt in...

New media, timeless mission

It’s a good thing William Monroe Trotter didn’t have a blog.Smart, passionate...

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Gov. Patrick eyes the future, one line item at a time

In a wide-ranging interview with the Banner, Gov. Deval Patrick discussed the importance of building for the future...

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