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Beyonce and Jay-Z call Western art to task in new video
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Arts & Culture
Beyonce and Jay-Z call Western art to task in new video
Last Saturday, Beyonce and Jay-Z, king and queen of keeping secrets, dropped their latest album, a joint creation called “Everything is Love.” With it debuted a music video for the song “Apeshit” shot inside the Louvre museum in Paris. That’s right, the Carters were granted private access to one of the world’s most visited museums. And they didn’t waste it. “Apeshit” is a radical appropriation of the Western art tradition, calling to task a cultural history that has made little space for artists of color.
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June 23, 2018
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Asian American group joins forces with anti-affirmative action effort
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Editorial
Asian American group joins forces with anti-affirmative action effort
The Asian American Coalition for Education has joined in a lawsuit alleging that Harvard has unlawfully denied admission to a large number of Asian students with high admission test scores and grade point averages. They have charged Harvard with racial discrimination.
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Steve Locke honors Freddie Gray with public art installation
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Arts & Culture
Steve Locke honors Freddie Gray with public art installation
Boston-based artist Steve Locke’s latest project is an installation called “Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray),” to be placed on the Anne H. Fitzpatrick Façade of the Gardner Museum on Evans Way on Tuesday, June 26.
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Vinicius draws on musical resources in Cambridge concert
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Vinicius draws on musical resources in Cambridge concert
When great Brazilian vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Vinicius Cantuária performs, he draws from veins of modern Brazilian music that in no small way he helped to shape, including Tropicália, an inventive melding of bossa nova, samba, and African roots music in the 60s as well as the innovations of Musica Popular Brasileiera (MPB) that spread to jazz in both Brazil and the USA.
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Legislative leaders say ed. funding bill has little chance
The new education bill that would mandate a $1 billion-plus bump to state education funding has not made any progress in the House after passing in the Senate. Last Tuesday, Rep. Alice Peisch, the House Education Committee Chairwoman, and Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, wrote a letter to their colleagues outlining the other ways in which the House is committed to increasing the education budget and supporting public education, suggesting they will not support the bill itself.
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Coalition seeks solutions to vexing childcare challenges
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Coalition seeks solutions to vexing childcare challenges
Workers in construction, health care, custodial and hospitality sectors — some of whose hours change week-to-week with little notice — are hard-pressed to locate any daycare facility or before- and after-school care that fits their schedule.
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June 16, 2018
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Protesters denounce Trump admin. family separation policy
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Local News
Protesters denounce Trump admin. family separation policy
Last Thursday, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the State House to protest the separation of children from their parents at the United States-Mexico Border.
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Efforts to increase affordable homeownership ramp up
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Efforts to increase affordable homeownership ramp up
A coalition of housing advocates, grassroots and faith organizations, elected officials and aspiring homebuyers launched a campaign last week to create 1,000 affordable homes over the next five years in Boston through resources from developers and private institutions.
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Landmarks Commission to study historic African Orthodox Church
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Landmarks Commission to study historic African Orthodox Church
The Boston Landmarks Commission, in a hearing June 12, voted unanimously to accept for further study a community-generated petition to designate the former St. James African Orthodox Church at 50 Cedar Street in Roxbury as a Boston Landmark.
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This is Africa
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Arts & Culture
This is Africa
The African Cultural Council has hosted the Lowell African Festival every year since 2000. On Saturday, June 16, the tradition continued on the banks of the Merrimack River. Crowds of festival goers from Lowell’s African communities gathered to eat, drink and dance to the sounds of headlining band Mamadou Diop.
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Artifical intelligence skills
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Careers
Artifical intelligence skills
While artificial intelligence used to be a thing of pure science fiction, it now imbues almost every aspect of our daily lives. As consumers depend more on products and services that use AI and machine learning, jobs requiring these skills have increased exponentially. Since January 2016, ZipRecruiter job postings that reference AI and machine learning skills have increased more than 2,000 percent.
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June 16, 2018
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Lawrence-based business program has far-reaching impact
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Business
Lawrence-based business program has far-reaching impact
EParaTodos is the Spanish-language version of Entrepreneurship for All (EForAll), a nonprofit program dedicated to advancing economic and social impact through entrepreneurship in small cities throughout Massachusetts.
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