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Let the light in!
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Let the light in!
The curtain of concrete has been lifted from the former Dudley Branch library. The soaring windows that replace opaque walls now bring in an abundance of natural light.
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Finessing the FAFSA
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November 12, 2020
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Vote to oust the racist regime
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Editorial
Vote to oust the racist regime
Trump’s many defaults should be enough to induce even thoughtful stalwart supporters to lose confidence in his leadership. But surprisingly, the Trump base is still substantial. What benefit do they perceive from his leadership?
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Trump, Biden clash over race as contest nears end
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Trump, Biden clash over race as contest nears end
President Donald Trump, despite a continuing history of divisive rhetoric, improbably anointed himself a champion of African Americans in the final debate, seeking to put a dent in his opponent’s overwhelming advantage among Black voters.
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Loconto's gaffe underscores simmering racial conflicts
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Politics
Loconto's gaffe underscores simmering racial conflicts
A brew of conflict fueled by Boston’s racial politics came to a boil last week, when the School Committee took up a proposal to suspend for one year the test governing entrance to the city’s three exam schools. A flashpoint came when now-former Boston School Committee President Michael Loconto was heard on hot mic making fun of people’s names after secretary Elizabeth Sullivan read off the names of several Asian Americans who were scheduled to testify.
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Walsh seeks change to police hiring
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Walsh seeks change to police hiring
As the first action on the Boston Police Reform Task Force’s recent recommendations, Mayor Martin Walsh is moving to expand diversity in the Boston Police Department.
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The Core Value Company helps businesses refine their brands and define their core values
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Business
The Core Value Company helps businesses refine their brands and define their core values
When Monica Cost launched The Core Value Company, she simply began charging for a service she had previously been providing co-workers with for free: personal and professional branding.
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2020 Virtual Mass. Black Expo
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El Punto mural artists paint the color of freedom
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Arts & Culture
El Punto mural artists paint the color of freedom
Last week, Massachusetts-based artists put the finishing touches on 20 new murals at the Punto Urban Art Museum in Salem. Inspired by Nina Simone’s song, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free,” the works explore the quest for freedom that communities of color continue to pursue in the United States.
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Are you concerned about shenanigans on Election Day?
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Are you concerned about shenanigans on Election Day?
Lawyers for Civil Rights and our community allies run non-partisan Election Protection in Massachusetts. Election Protection is a long-standing voter protection effort that aims to ensure that every eligible voter is able to cast a meaningful ballot on Election Day. 
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The People’s Memorial Project
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Arts & Culture
The People’s Memorial Project
When the Christopher Columbus statue in the North End was removed in June, it sparked an idea in street artist Cedric Douglas. He thought, “What comes next?” In collaboration with Jeff Grantz at ILLUMINUS Boston, Vanessa Till Hooper at Studio HHH, Teresita Cochran and Aram Boghosian, Douglas launched a guerilla-style projection exhibition at the site just before Oct. 12, Indigenous People’s Day.
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Lakecia Benjamin: The future of jazz is now
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Arts & Culture
Lakecia Benjamin: The future of jazz is now
Lakecia Benjamin is a saxophonist impossible to categorize. Though best known for her work in jazz, she has performed with hip-hop musicians such as DJ Premier and Missy Elliott as well as soul stars Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys. A Manhattanite out of Washington Heights, Benjamin’s latest CD, released on March 27 of this year, is a tribute to Alice and John Coltrane.
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ACE Mentor Program exposes teens to technical fields
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ACE Mentor Program exposes teens to technical fields
Like many schools and extracurricular programs reorienting during the pandemic, the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston is grappling with the big question: How do you create an engaging online learning program?
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2020 Virtual Mass. Black Expo
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Another round of funding for small businesses
The Baker administration released an economic recovery plan Oct. 22 that promises $50.8 million to small businesses that were hardest hit by COVID-19 closings.
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