The city’s top police brass met with teenagers at the 12th Baptist Church in Roxbury to discuss how to repair relations between officers and youth.
A group of African American real estate professionals have joined forces to redevelop local real estate.
Tens of thousands turned out for the Boston Caribbean Carnival.
Social media explodes with indignation after Times writer alleges Michael Brown was "no angel"
Social media explodes with indignation after Times writer alleges Michael Brown was "no angel"
With Caribbean Carnival around the corner, the Banner takes a peek inside one Boston's busiest mas camps
Bands competing in Boston's Caribbean Carnival are putting the final touches on their presentations.
Charlotte Golar Richie has mentored a generation of leaders in state and local government during her nearly 30 years in state and local government.
The political clout of the state’s Dominican community was on display at the Boston Dominican Parade, as Mayor Martin Walsh, state Rep. Marcos Devers and a host of candidates for statewide office courted voters
Blacks and whites view the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, and the police response to the protests of the shooting, Mo. through different lenses
Images posted on social media by protestors counters narratives by police, corporate media
Social media has played a major role in news coverage of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Feguson, Mo., providing a forum for the black community there and across the U.S. to counter the narratives playing in the white-dominated corporate media.
Gathering on Boston Common part of nationwide moment of silence
Hundreds of demonstrators in Boston turned out to protest the Ferguson, Mo police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
School department seeks to fill 62 vacancies Madison Park High with just three weeks before school starts
The Boston Public Schools contracted with consultants to hire staff at Madison Park High School in June. Now, with just three weeks before the start of school, there are still 62 teaching, administrative and staff positions yet to be filled.
More than 200 Roxbury neighbors turn out for tour, ribbon cutting at newly-restored Alvah Kittredge House
Historic Boston Inc. completed a $3.8 million restoration of the historic Alvah Kittredge House in Roxbury’s Highland Park neighborhood and held a ribbon cutting Monday that drew more than 200 neighbors. The building, which formerly served as the headquarters of the Roxbury Action Program, has been divided into five apartments.
The Legislature voted to return control over liquor licensing to Boston. The city plans to release a total of 75 new licenses over the next three years, with 60 targeted to restaurants in neighborhood business districts.
Support for addiction services has grown in recent years as opiates have penetrated the 'burbs
Increased coverage of addiction in white Massachusetts communities may have led to increased support for addiction services.
Local leaders in the housing field led a community discussion on the effects of real estate and commercial development on middle-income and low-income Boston residents.
More than 400 attended the annual RoxVote Cookout with the Candidates event. The 32 candidates who turned out for the event ranged from gubernatorial candidates to those vying for House seats.
City council resolution passes resolution on Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
Decorative painting, murals, trompe l’oeils — his work is as eclectic as his client base
Chuck Christian specializes in decorative painting. Decorative painting, murals, trompe l’oeils — his work is as eclectic as his client base.
Stone mile markers and boundary stones tucked away on Roxbury street corners tell stories of the neighborhood’s 18th century history.
An estimated 12,000 worshipers celebrated the holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury
The Mass. Senate voted down to compromise bills that would have lifted the cap on charter school seats in Massachusetts
Members of the MetaMovements dance troupe brought their emphasis on audience, community participation to the Festival Betances in the Villa Victoria housing development
Tompkins, Arroyo join hands on campaign trail.
A group of activists who worked to secure equitable education resources in Roxbury in the 1960s meets to discuss the history of school desegregation
With many homes selling for more than half a million dollars, Roxbury’s housing market is on the rise. Pressure from surrounding communities and interest from buyers outside Roxbury may be fueling the increases. Deals are still available, for those with the willingness and wherewithal to fix up distressed properties.
Police officials are reaching out to prospective recruits in Boston’s black, Latino, Asian communities. City Councilor Michael Flaherty proposes ordinance requiring three years of residency for new police hires
The D’Midas International carnival band displayed the costumes for their entry in the 2014 Boston Caribbean Carnival: Zulu Nation. Models displayed the African-themed costumes at the band-launch event
ABCD to buy building at center of Charles Street AME bankruptcy
Community members gathered with Boston’s top black public safety officials to recognize the new diversity in the command staffs of the city’s police and fire departments.
The majority of Boston’s middle school students will no longer receive yellow school bus service, but will receive MBTA passes instead. A group of city councilors citing public safety concerns failed in a bid to block the BPS budget on a 7-6 vote.
When the Vatican announced that Haitian Bishop Chibly Langlois would be elevated to the College of Cardinals, it was a first in the 500 years of Catholic history on the island.
For many black Bostonians, the date denotes court-ordered desegregation, a key development in a centuries-long fight for equal access to education and public resources.
MBTA will pilot a program allowing youths from age 12 to 21 to ride the MBTA at a reduced rate year round, beginning in July.
Walsh, electeds turn out for Tompkins' campaign office opening
Mayor Martin Walsh endorses Sheriff Steve Tompkins at his Dudley Square campaign office opening
London-born Brian Sheffey has traced his family name, and lineage, to German immigrants who settled in Virginia 18th century and the Africans they enslaved.
A coalition of labor and community organizations is launching a campaign to increase wages for the city’s lowest-paid workers.
After eight years with an African American governor, blacks, Latinos, Asians exert more influence on Democratic Party politics.
Sheriff Steve Tompkins is focused on reducing recidivism among inmates in the Suffolk County House of Corrections and reducing violence in the the communities of Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop.
Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe spoke at a funders conference held at the Boston foundation, outlining his government’s efforts to rebuild in the wake of the 2010 earthquake.
The five Democratic candidates for governor gave their positions on economic, housing and social issues during a forum sponsored by Democratic ward committees representing black, Latino and white liberal voters in Boston.
As Martin Walsh enters his sixth month as mayor, political observers in Boston’s black, Latino and Asian communities are cautiously optimistic about his administration’s work in the neighborhoods of Boston.
A BJ’s Wholesale Club, a major sports and outdoor equipment retailer, a national cinema chain, a health and fitness club, arts and crafts store and major clothing retailer are among the businesses that have expressed intent to lease more than 70 percent of the 400,000 square feet of retail space in the Parcel 3 development planned by P-3 Partners LLC.
For Dorchester residents, the Dorchester Day Parade is a three-and- a-half-mile-long expression of civic pride that showcases the diversity of Boston’s largest neighborhood.
From the earliest years of Spanish settlement in South America, Africans played a key role in shaping the history of the continent — from slave revolts in the 1500s to African military leaders in the war of independence against Spanish colonial rule in the 1700s.
In the South End and other neighborhoods of Greater Boston, dozens of churches have been repurposed for housing and other uses in recent years, many of the 63 churches, rectories and other buildings sold by the Archdiocese of Boston.
Making the case for putting Boston’s 7th and 8th graders on the MBTA was a tough job, made all the more so by skeptical city councilors and an audience of disgruntled parents and school bus drivers.
Angel Taveras’ credentials are impressive: a Harvard University undergraduate education, Georgetown Law School and the first Latino mayor of Providence.
A controversial plan to transport 7th and 8th graders to school on the MBTA has many parents and education activists in Boston up in arms over what they say is an ill-conceived bid to trim the school budget.
Councilors Bill Linehan, Sal LaMattina and Stephen Murphy decline to support resolution commemorating historic 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision
The downturn in the economy and the city’s real estate market put the brakes on the developer’s plans and landed the Kittredge House in the hands of the Historic Boston Initiative. Now, after a one-year, $3.8 million rehab project, the house is almost completed with five two-bedroom rental units — two of them affordable — ready for the homes newest residents.