Feb. 1, Taunton-based business Princess House officially kicked off
their 2008 American Heart Association (AHA) campaign by participating
in National Wear Red Day and launching company-wide “Love Your Heart”
initiatives as part of the AHA’s Go Red For Women Movement. Go Red
celebrates the energy, passion and power of women joined together to
fight the number one killer of American women: cardiovascular disease.
(Photo courtesy of Princess House)
left): Poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, funk legend Bootsy Collins, Berklee
College of Music Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Lawrence J.
Simpson, Bootsy’s wife Patti Collins and Kellie Knight pose for a photo
following “A Conversation with Bootsy Collins,” held last Thursday
evening at the Berklee Performance Center. (Tony Irving photo)
part of a major historic restoration project, the Museum of African
American History is returning the African Meeting House on Beacon Hill
to its 19th century condition, a public-private partnership including
funding from federal, state and private sources. In honor of Black
History Month, the Wal-Mart Foundation on Monday donated $250,000 to
the African Meeting House Project, one of the largest private
contributions to date. On hand for the announcement of the donation
were (from left): state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson; Beverly Morgan-Welch,
the museum’s executive director; and Margaret McKenna, president of the
Wal-Mart Foundation. (Photo courtesy of the Museum of African American
Henderson Daniel (left), Ph.D., of Children’s Hospital Boston and Dr.
Granville Coggs (right), a former Tuskegee Airman, pose for a picture
after Coggs gave a dynamic presentation to a group of employees at
Children’s. Coggs served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946.
He was the only black student in his Harvard Medical School Class of
’53 and has since developed into a talented doctor. He became the first
black physician at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco, Calif.
He established the ultrasound division at the University of
California-San Francisco in 1972, and was inducted into the Arkansas
Black Hall of Fame in Nov. 2001. (Photo courtesy of Children’s Hospital
Lewis, director of the William Monroe Institute for the Study of Black
Culture at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, speaks to attendees
at the recent kick-off event for the Big Read of Eastern Massachusetts,
an initiative funded by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts
and conducted by WUMB 91.9FM. (Photo courtesy of WUMB)
Cooper and Samanta Miceus, fifth-graders at the Dennis C. Haley
Elementary School in Roslindale, greet and check in their classmates
during the school’s mock presidential election, held on Super Tuesday.
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., earned the most votes at the Haley School
polls. (Photo courtesy of Boston Public Schools)