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Is Walsh's response to Boston's racial inequities enough?
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Is Walsh's response to Boston's racial inequities enough?
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2020 Build Black Wealth: FREE Monthly Series
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An ill-advised meeting
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Editorial
An ill-advised meeting
Clearly Police Commissioner William Gross does not understand the chain of command. Mayor Walsh is individually responsible for the outcome of the revisions in the role of the police. If the commissioner is unable to comply with the commands or directions of the mayor, he should resign.
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Boston Art Commission votes to remove Lincoln statue
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Boston Art Commission votes to remove Lincoln statue
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Pressley hits Israel on annexation plan
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Pressley hits Israel on annexation plan
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New funds aimed at wealth disparities
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New funds aimed at wealth disparities
Black neighborhoods long ignored, overlooked or illegally bypassed for investment may see a surge of new businesses, jobs and development as a result of major commitments from public and private funds launched in the wake of massive nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and other victims of police violence.
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Districts expecting less state education money
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Districts expecting less state education money
Governor Charlie Baker announced Thursday that Massachusetts schools will reopen in the fall under one of three possible scenarios – a full return with social distancing, partial remote teaching, or fully remote.
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City Fresh Foods looks to give employees an ownership stake
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Business
City Fresh Foods looks to give employees an ownership stake
On Juneteenth, City Fresh Foods celebrated more than one kind of freedom. While the June 19 holiday commemorates final emancipation of African slaves, this Roxbury company was also “freed” from its shareholders, buying them out and becoming fully minority-owned for the first time since opening in 1994.
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Photographer grapples with family history and immigrant identity
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Arts & Culture
Photographer grapples with family history and immigrant identity
Artist Claudia Ruiz Gustafson often thinks of her childhood in Peru and longs for an intimate connection to the motherland she left behind. Her show at Cambridge’s Multicultural Arts Center, “Historias de Tierra y Mar,” on view online through August 28, explores the push and pull of that cultural split.
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Stub out that cigarette: New study links smoking to higher risk of strokes in Blacks
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Health
Stub out that cigarette: New study links smoking to higher risk of strokes in Blacks
A new study has shown that Black people who smoke have a higher risk of stroke than their white counterparts. In addition, the more one smokes, the greater the risk.
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Castle of our Skins debuts new creative residency
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Arts & Culture
Castle of our Skins debuts new creative residency
Castle of our Skins has unveiled its brand new Shirley Graham Du Bois Creative-in-Residence program and the program’s first resident: vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Tanyaradzwa A. Tawengwa.
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Playwright SekouWrites' evolving work addresses microaggressions, racism
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Arts & Culture
Playwright SekouWrites' evolving work addresses microaggressions, racism
While the COVID-19 pandemic has been a dormant time for some artists, Roxbury native SekouWrites has been spurred into action with his revitalized choreopoem, “Brown Boy Mad.”
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‘And She Could Be Next’ — Film explores how women of color are changing the political landscape
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Arts & Culture
‘And She Could Be Next’ — Film explores how women of color are changing the political landscape
The two-part documentary series “And She Could Be Next” is a powerful testament to the collaboration and strength of women of color who are transforming American politics from the ground up.
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