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Growing list of at-large contenders

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Growing list of at-large contenders
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Growing list of at-large contenders
Althea Garrison's impending ascent to the City Council appears to have sparked keen interest in the 2019 at-large race, drawing as many as nine contenders.
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Upgrade My Life in 2019
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January 31, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Are Boston police working regularly with ICE?
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Are Boston police working regularly with ICE?
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An editor’s reflections
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An editor’s reflections
The book “Boston’s Banner Years” chronicles the achievements of blacks in the city, providing a counter narrative to common misperceptions about the community.
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U.S. history of opposition to black business growth
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Editorial
U.S. history of opposition to black business growth
Violence has been a common strategy of whites to impede black economic progress. In addition to economic attacks on black towns, racial discrimination against individual black entrepreneurs has made it difficult for blacks to prosper in private enterprise.
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Black Magic
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Arts & Culture
Black Magic
The Boston Ballet’s opulent performance of “The Nutcracker,” running through Dec. 30, is a hallmark of the holiday season. Based on the novella of the same name by E.T.A. Hoffman, the ballet follows Clara as her magician uncle throws her into a world of fantasy with her new nutcracker doll. It features lavish costumes, jaw-dropping sets and this year, a groundbreaking number of dancers of color.
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Self-employment success
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Business
Self-employment success
Although recent statistics have shown that the U.S. freelancer workforce is growing, living costs in metropolitan areas continue to serve as a barrier to using freelancing as a sustainable source of income, especially in Boston.
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Tafuta! A Young Child's Search for the True Meaning of Kwanzaa
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December 15, 2018
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Black pianist tours segregated South with white chauffeur in ”Green Book”
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Arts & Culture
Black pianist tours segregated South with white chauffeur in ”Green Book”
Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) was a promising prodigy whose formal training in classical piano began when he was admitted to Russia's prestigious Leningrad Conservatory of Music at the age of 9. Because he had the misfortune of being raised in Florida in the Jim Crow era, it was very unlikely that his extraordinary talent would be appreciated anywhere in the South upon his return to the States.
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Holiday cheer
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Arts & Culture
Holiday cheer
For 15 years, ArtsBoston has partnered with the Mayor’s Office to provide the Mayor’s Holiday Special, a series of discounts on theater tickets and dining during December and January. As the tradition continues, the goal becomes not only to provide accessibility to the arts, but also to highlight all the multicultural talent Boston has to offer. This year, Catherine Peterson, executive director of ArtsBoston, says it’s their most diverse lineup yet.
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Skills in demand
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Skills in demand
Manufacturing is, by all accounts, an industry in transition. On the one hand it’s been framed as America’s dying industry, declining steadily from its peak in the late 1970s as the engine of economic growth. On the other, it’s been rebounding lately, with about a 10 percent increase in employment to date since bottoming out in 2010.
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In the news: Shumeane L. Benford
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In the news: Shumeane L. Benford
Shumeane L. Benford has been appointed the City of Boston’s new chief of the Office of Emergency Management. As chief, Benford will have have direct oversight of the office’s emergency planning, training, and exercise programs and manage relationships with regional, state, and federal homeland security partners.
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Opinion
Why the ACLU is suing the Boston Police over its gang database
Violence has been a common strategy of whites to impede black economic progress. In addition to economic attacks on black towns, racial discrimination against individual black entrepreneurs has made it difficult for blacks to prosper in private enterprise.
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Building Black Wealth Monthly Series
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December 12, 2018
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West Roxbury students lobby lawmakers
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West Roxbury students lobby lawmakers
Last Friday, students trained their sights on the State House, appealing to lawmakers for support in advance of a Dec. 5 School Committee vote on the planned closure of their schools.
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