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Boston Scenes 5-24-18

18th Annual Haitian – American Unity Parade,  A celebration of small business, Omni Seaport Hotel Groundbreaking, and Roxbury Community College graduation.

The 18th Annual Haitian-American Unity Parade held in Boston on Sunday, May 20th, 2018. The Parade is one of several events organized by The Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) to celebrate Haitian Heritage Month 2018 and the 215th anniversary of the Haitian Flag creation. Photo: courtesy of The Haitian-Americans United, Inc.
The 18th Annual Haitian-American Unity Parade held in Boston on Sunday, May 20th, 2018. The Parade is one of several events organized by The Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) to celebrate Haitian Heritage Month 2018 and the 215th anniversary of the Haitian Flag creation. Photo: courtesy of The Haitian-Americans United, Inc.
The 18th Annual Haitian-American Unity Parade held in Boston on Sunday, May 20th, 2018. The Parade is one of several events organized by The Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) to celebrate Haitian Heritage Month 2018 and the 215th anniversary of the Haitian Flag creation. Photo: courtesy of The Haitian-Americans United, Inc.
Mayor Martin Walsh cuts the ribbon on the annual Haitian Flag Day Parade. Photo: Mayor's office photo by John Wilcox
For the fifth consecutive year, small business owners and community leaders came together with Eastern Bank at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen to celebrate small business owners and their community impact during May’s Small Business Month. The event marked the opening day of Eastern Bank’s new Roxbury Branch, the first bank branch in 20 years to open in Roxbury. The night also marked the one-year anniversary of launching the Business Equity Initiative (BEI). BEI was developed to mitigate growing inequality by combining business growth, supplier partnerships and community transformative development as a means of addressing growing wealth and income inequality in Massachusetts. (l-r) Bob Rivers, chair and CEO, Eastern Bank; Melvin B. Miller, editor and publisher of the Bay State Banner; and Darryl Settles of Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen. Photo: Greg Cooper/ Eastern Bank
Government officials, civic and business representatives participate in the Omni Seaport Hotel groundbreaking event in the Seaport District. Photo: Mayor's office photo by John Wilcox
From top: RCC’s Class of 2018 entering the Reggie Lewis Center; (l-r) RCC President Valerie Roberson, RCC Board of Trustees Chairman Gerald Chertavian and Representative Jeffrey Sánchez congratulate graduates; members of the class of 2018 pose during line-up; the Class of 2018 celebrates as it is officially announced as graduates; Representative Jeffrey Sánchez poses with the honorary degree he received after delivering the keynote speech. photos: Phuong Tang/Roxbury Community College
From top: RCC’s Class of 2018 entering the Reggie Lewis Center; (l-r) RCC President Valerie Roberson, RCC Board of Trustees Chairman Gerald Chertavian and Representative Jeffrey Sánchez congratulate graduates; members of the class of 2018 pose during line-up; the Class of 2018 celebrates as it is officially announced as graduates; Representative Jeffrey Sánchez poses with the honorary degree he received after delivering the keynote speech. photos: Phuong Tang/Roxbury Community College
From top: RCC’s Class of 2018 entering the Reggie Lewis Center; (l-r) RCC President Valerie Roberson, RCC Board of Trustees Chairman Gerald Chertavian and Representative Jeffrey Sánchez congratulate graduates; members of the class of 2018 pose during line-up; the Class of 2018 celebrates as it is officially announced as graduates; Representative Jeffrey Sánchez poses with the honorary degree he received after delivering the keynote speech. photos: Phuong Tang/Roxbury Community College
From top: RCC’s Class of 2018 entering the Reggie Lewis Center; (l-r) RCC President Valerie Roberson, RCC Board of Trustees Chairman Gerald Chertavian and Representative Jeffrey Sánchez congratulate graduates; members of the class of 2018 pose during line-up; the Class of 2018 celebrates as it is officially announced as graduates; Representative Jeffrey Sánchez poses with the honorary degree he received after delivering the keynote speech. photos: Phuong Tang/Roxbury Community College
From top: RCC’s Class of 2018 entering the Reggie Lewis Center; (l-r) RCC President Valerie Roberson, RCC Board of Trustees Chairman Gerald Chertavian and Representative Jeffrey Sánchez congratulate graduates; members of the class of 2018 pose during line-up; the Class of 2018 celebrates as it is officially announced as graduates; Representative Jeffrey Sánchez poses with the honorary degree he received after delivering the keynote speech. photos: Phuong Tang/Roxbury Community College