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Stuck at home? Dig into your own black history
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Stuck at home? Dig into your own black history
Sandra Lovell Taitt-Eaddy has over 25 years of experience in genealogical research with a particular focus on ancestral research in black cultures. Her work began in conversations with her own family and combing through accessible online databases, all efforts that can be performed right now from home while social distancing.
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A poem a day keeps Isolation away
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A poem a day keeps Isolation away
Poetry helps us find our way to ourselves and to others, and poems can be a source of consolation, courage and connection in a challenging time. An ideal way to begin is to sign up for free daily delivery of a poem via e-mail at poets.org/poem-a-day.
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Books by black authors to savor while social distancing
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Books by black authors to savor while social distancing
Reading has long been an escape from the challenges of everyday life. While Bostonians stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s become more important than ever.
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Get your art fix — virtually
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Get your art fix — virtually
The doors to the Museum of Fine Arts may be closed, but the MFA and other cultural institutions are finding new ways to showcase their collections while shuttered because of COVID-19 precautions. Many museums have launched virtual tours, streamed performances and offered collection databases chock-full of interesting information.
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Trace Boston’s black history from the comfort of your home
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Trace Boston’s black history from the comfort of your home
The Boston Public Library’s Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center has unveiled its latest research tool: Atlascope. The online resource, accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, allows researchers and history buffs to view historic maps of Greater Boston overlaid on the contemporary maps we use today.
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'Pipeline' strikes at the heart of systemic racism in America
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'Pipeline' strikes at the heart of systemic racism in America
This week is like nothing I’ve ever in my lifetime experienced. Along with everyone, I have been juggling, re-arranging, shifting everything I am involved in to the virtual world while the arts and cultural world from Broadway to Boston and beyond shuts down.
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Coronavirus Hits the Arts Community Hard
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Coronavirus Hits the Arts Community Hard
On Thursday, March 12, four of Boston’s biggest art museums made the joint decision to close until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic and mandates for social distancing. The Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Harvard Art Museums all shuttered until further notice. From there, a wave of theaters, galleries and concert halls followed suit.
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Jazz & poetry come to Nubian Square
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Jazz & poetry come to Nubian Square
Saxophonist Ricky Ford, poet Askia Touré, and pianist and arranger John Kordalewski are bring-ing original jazz and the poetry of Langston Hughes to the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building for one night only on Saturday, March 14, from 7 to 9 p.m.
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MFA hosts Thelma Golden as part of 150th-anniversary kickoff
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MFA hosts Thelma Golden as part of 150th-anniversary kickoff
On Feb. 5, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston kicked off its year-long 150th-anniversary celebration with great spirit, generosity and style.
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Yvonne Orji of ‘Insecure’ brings her comedy tour to Boston
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Yvonne Orji of ‘Insecure’ brings her comedy tour to Boston
The wait is almost over. HBO’s critically-acclaimed comedy “Insecure” returns for its fourth season on Sunday, April 12 -- and along with it, actress Yvonne Orji as Molly.
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2019 arts year in review
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2019 arts year in review
It was a spectacular year for artists of color in Boston. Diverse voices thrived in theater, visual art, music, dance and performance across the city. Before we dive into all the arts 2020 has to offer, we’re looking back on a few of the many wonderful works of 2019.
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Celebrating 40 Years of revolutionary music
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Celebrating 40 Years of revolutionary music
On Saturday, Nov. 23, Massachusetts Rock Against Racism celebrated 40 years supporting and inspiring young people in the Greater Boston area.
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