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Activists push legislation as budget debate winds down
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Local News
Activists push legislation as budget debate winds down
Debates on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget in each branch of the state Legislature have come to a close, and legislators are getting ready for conference committees to start deliberating on a final product. Activists have been following the process closely, and after the House of Representatives finished its debate, pushed for their amendments to pass in the Senate version.
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Twist & Shout! An Evening of Dance, Spoken Word & Music
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December 05, 2020
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Roxbury has been home to many ethnic groups
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Editorial
Roxbury has been home to many ethnic groups
Thanksgiving is a special holiday when families gather to celebrate their good fortune. This practice acknowledges the safe arrival of the Pilgrims in Plymouth in 1620. But this year will be different. The Covid-19 pandemic prevents groups of people, even relatives, from assembling too closely.
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Billionaires profit, workers struggle
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Local News
Billionaires profit, workers struggle
In the eight months since states went on lockdown in March, 647 billionaires in the United States have seen their wealth increase by $960 billion, according to a report released last week by the Institute for Policy Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based progressive think tank. Meanwhile, frontline and low-wage workers have faced dangerous working conditions, furloughs, layoffs and evictions.
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Counselors, cops clash over tear gas
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Local News
Counselors, cops clash over tear gas
After a summer of protests, Boston city councilors are looking for more protocol on how the police control crowds. In a working session on Nov. 18, Councilors Andrea Campbell, Lydia Edwards and Ricardo Arroyo attempted to bring Boston police officers on board with restrictions on tear gas, projectiles and other crowd control weapons, but did not receive support.
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Joelle Fontaine's I Am Kréyol collection celebrates diverse female artisans
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Business
Joelle Fontaine's I Am Kréyol collection celebrates diverse female artisans
Joelle Fontaine has been working in the fashion industry for years, but in 2020 she’s really hit her stride. Fontaine’s brand, I Am Kréyol, launched the Artisan Collection this year, featuring both garments designed by Fontaine and accessories and home goods by female artisans from around the world. In this way, the brand has become what Fontaine always wanted: a celebration of diverse female artists.
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BU exhibit shines light on African American graphic designers
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Arts & Culture
BU exhibit shines light on African American graphic designers
Through Feb. 19, Boston University’s Stone Gallery will reframe graphic design curricula all over the country with “As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes.” This historical survey celebrates African American graphic designers who are rarely included in courses or conversations about the medium.
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Somi Kakoma’s short film ruminates on isolated artmaking
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Arts & Culture
Somi Kakoma’s short film ruminates on isolated artmaking
On Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., ArtsEmerson will present the virtual livestream of “in the absence of things,” a short film written and created by vocalist-composer Somi Kakoma. The film, produced and shown in partnership with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Baryshnikov Arts Center, National Black Theatre and Salon Africana, will be free and open to the public.
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Regina Carter mixes music and politics in 'Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground'
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Arts & Culture
Regina Carter mixes music and politics in 'Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground'
Jazz violinist Regina Carter teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer and writer Kabir Sehgal to release “Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground” in July. Sehgal, a godson of civil rights icon Andrew Young and author of “Jazzocracy: Jazz, Democracy, and the Creation of a New American Mythology,” among other books, told the Banner, “Jazz is an anthem for democracy and has always been about inclusion.”
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Opinion
Biden’s first-100-days challenge: Transitioning to a more inclusive economy
The tumultuous 2020 presidential election triggered a record number of participating voters. Never before had so many people cast their preferences. And similarly, together substantiated how divided the nation is. 
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Transit activists protest MBTA service cuts
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Local News
Transit activists protest MBTA service cuts
After losing the majority of its riders during the COVID-19 pandemic, the MBTA announced Nov. 9 extensive cuts to service on the T, commuter rail, ferry and buses. Starting January 2021 and continuing through the summer, they will roll back service times and specific lines, prioritizing what they call “essential lines” for communities that rely on public transportation.
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In the news: Nick Martin
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Local News
In the news: Nick Martin
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that he is appointing Nick Martin to be the administration's new chief communications officer, effective Monday, December 14.
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READY TO LEARN ENGLISH? ABCD Offers FREE ESOL Classes!
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September 21, 2020
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Opinion
The GOP is Trump’s GOP, and that won’t change
How to explain one of the greatest ironies of American politics? That is, how Trump — a guy that almost no one in the GOP political establishment likes — owns and runs that establishment lock, stock and barrel.
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