Close
Current temperature in Boston - 62 °
BECOME A MEMBER
Get access to a personalized news feed, our newsletter and exclusive discounts on everything from shows to local restaurants, All for free.
Already a member? Sign in.
The Bay State Banner
BACK TO TOP
The Bay State Banner
POST AN AD SIGN IN

Trending Articles

Unity through song

Highland Park development plans approved

Ambassador: Cape Verde on the right track

READ PRINT EDITION

Opinion

Opinion
The deadly peril of white privilege
The long, often bloody history of America is littered with groups that have imposed a kind of white frontier vigilantism on blacks, Hispanics, Asians and other pariah groups.
>
Federal government must protect voting rights
read more
Editorial
Federal government must protect voting rights
The U.S. Constitution grants every citizen the right to vote, but somehow not every state has received the memo. Some state governments have made access to the polls more arduous for Democrats. With the size of support for Republicans withering, the strategy for victory has become to reduce the vote count for Democrats by any means necessary.
>
Opinion
Debt and rising home costs continue to defer homeownership
Whatever happened to the American Dream of owning a home and giving your children a better life than you experienced as a child? Is this ‘dream’ being deferred or denied? The stark reality is that between the rising cost of college and the equally rising costs of homeownership, much of the country that works for a living is in a financial catch-22.
>
White House incites racial and religious violence
read more
Editorial
White House incites racial and religious violence
The results of the recent midterm election will have little impact on one of the nation’s leading problems — anti-Semitism and racial discrimination against blacks.
>
Editorial
Beating a dead horse
There has been a long-standing opposition to slavery in Boston. In fact, Massachusetts was the first state of the union to render slavery unlawful. The human rights of freedom and equality were established in 1783 in the Massachusetts Constitution. That was four years before the approval of the U.S. Constitution and 82 years before the ratification of its 13th Amendment that decreed slavery to be unlawful throughout the republic. It is a bit late to be concerned about Peter Faneuil’s involvement in the slave trade.
>
Opinion
Transparency, public input needed in BPS planning
For many in BPS, the past two weeks have been disturbing. The announcement of three school closings from one day to another was a deja-vu experience of irresponsibility that BPS families and staff know all too well.
>
A proven model of success
read more
Editorial
A proven model of success
Last year, 99 percent of the 9th grade students at Brooke High School performed at the highest level of any school in the state on the biology MCAS test. This year, all of the 10th graders scored proficient or higher on all three MCAS tests — English Language Arts (ELA), math and science. Brooke was the only high school in the state to do so.
>
Opinion
Doing everything under the sun to make the blue wave a trickle
Now that the theme of a blue wave bust has become a popular talking point expect that talk to accelerate in the run-up to November 6. The best answer to that is to ensure that this is nothing more than what it is, namely scare talk.
>
Man up and vote
read more
Editorial
Man up and vote
It is no longer life threatening for blacks to go and vote as it was in earlier decades. Black males must “man-up” and vote in every election regardless of the inconvenience.
>
Opinion
Warren is the only Democrat who can beat Trump
The Democrat that goes head to head with Trump will have to do something that no other Democratic presidential candidate has ever really had to do in a presidential race. That’s be willing to swap every dig, putdown, and insult that Trump will hurl at his opponent back at him, expose his lies, phoniness and shallowness and steal some of his media thunder.
>
Editorial
Vote ‘no’ on 1
The purpose of Question 1 is to enable nurses to get a bigger piece of the spiraling cost of health care. This proposal seems to be a union ploy to frighten the public into paying more for health care.
>
Don’t sleep on Nov. 6 election
read more
Editorial
Don’t sleep on Nov. 6 election
There are still some issues that have not been decided in the primary election last September 4th. Prominent among these is whether Rachael Rollins will be elected as the first woman to be Suffolk County District Attorney.
>
Already a member? Sign in.
The Bay State Banner