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Mayoral candidates face an electorate that’s moving to the left
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Mayoral candidates face an electorate that’s moving to the left
Of the six lead candidates running for mayor, none backs a fully elected school committee, only one supports rent control.
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Community Family Day
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June 26, 2021
12:00 PM - 6:00 AM
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A serious challenge to educational diversity
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A serious challenge to educational diversity
Supreme Court justices are expected to decide on a Harvard admissions lawsuit soon. The justices would do well to take a pass on the lawsuit, which relies on flawed statistical data to suggest Harvard is discriminating against Asian American applicants.
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Janey fires police commissioner
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Janey fires police commissioner
Dennis White, who served as Boston’s Police Commissioner for two days before being placed on leave and investigated over 20-year-old domestic violence allegations, has been fired, effective immediately, acting Mayor Kim Janey announced Monday.
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A rash of evictions in Georgetowne
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A rash of evictions in Georgetowne
Housing activists say Beacon Communities went too far in moving to evict more than 100 residents of the Georgetowne affordable housing development. Beacon Communities says they only initiated evictions as a last resort.
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Black businesses are booming
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Business
Black businesses are booming
The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis a year ago put a spotlight on racial inequality in all forms — including business. The resulting conversation about race has changed where many consumers have been spending their cash. Searches on Yelp for Black-owned businesses across the country jumped 3,085% from February of 2020 to February 2021, according to a data analysis by Yelp.
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Art and activism on screen at Roxbury International Film Festival
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Arts & Culture
Art and activism on screen at Roxbury International Film Festival
The Roxbury International Film Festival (RoxFilm) has evolved in size and scope over the past two decades, but its core mission of amplifying underrepresented voices remains true.
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DeeDee's Cry Celebrates BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month
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DeeDee's Cry Celebrates BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month
July 03, 2021
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Boston Scenes: Roxbury Poetry Festival Publisher’s Poetry Slam
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Boston Scenes: Roxbury Poetry Festival Publisher’s Poetry Slam
Poetry enthusiasts gathered Saturday at the Blair Lot in Nubian Square for the inaugural Roxbury Poetry Festival. While much of the festival was virtual, the day-long event culminated with a publisher’s poetry slam sponsored by Button Poetry and a “Beast The Beat” concert battle highlighting a local hip-hop artists. PHOTOS: Angela Rowlings
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Basquiat, hip-hop embraced by Museum of Fine Arts
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Arts & Culture
Basquiat, hip-hop embraced by Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presented the streaming series “Hip-Hop Generations” on June 3 at 7 p.m., part of the Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series.
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‘Alice in Rainbowland’ brings queer twist to classic tale
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‘Alice in Rainbowland’ brings queer twist to classic tale
A classic story gets a celebratory queer twist at the American Repertory Theater’s virtual OBERON stage this month. On June 10, “Alice in Rainbowland” reinvents Lewis Carroll’s fantasy world to celebrate queer experiences and provide a peek into a world free of the discriminatory practices that plague the LGBTQ community.
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In the news: Byron Rushing
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In the news: Byron Rushing
Old South Church in Boston presented their Open Door Award to former State Representative Byron Rushing.
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Opinion
‘No physician is racist’
A doctor’s assertion that “No physician is racist” has stirred controversy in the Journal of the American Medication Association, prompting an editor to resign and leading to soul searching among medical professionals.
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Disco Virtuale!
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June 24, 2021
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A conversation with Vijay Iyer
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A conversation with Vijay Iyer
Pianist, composer, and Harvard professor Vijay Iyer is unique for being both an award-winning musician and a cognitive scientist. In musical venues as well as classrooms, Iyer continues to excite and challenge audiences with more than ideas.
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