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Black Bakers for Black Lives serves up delicious desserts
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Black Bakers for Black Lives serves up delicious desserts
Two Harvard graduates and a Harvard law student have started an ongoing baking fundraiser that benefits nonprofits and Black Lives Matter-related organizations nationwide during this time of racial unrest and grief for Black people killed by police officers.
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Opinion
The challenge of listening
Several white Americans have asked me whether the civil unrest Americans still see across the country against anti-Black violence and police brutality and demanding systemic change is a movement or a moment that is likely to die out in a couple of months. I reply by saying it depends on whether you get involved, how you get involved and whether you can listen as an ally.
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‘Ride for Black Lives’ takes it to the streets
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Local News
‘Ride for Black Lives’ takes it to the streets
A crowd of more than 600 cyclists participated in the Ride for Black Lives, taking over city streets as they made their way from Franklin Park to the Boston Common.
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Is Walsh's response to Boston's racial inequities enough?
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Local News
Is Walsh's response to Boston's racial inequities enough?
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Council budget vote splits on race lines
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Politics
Council budget vote splits on race lines
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Electeds struggle with police funding
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Local News
Electeds struggle with police funding
While youth activists and city councilors are calling for reallocating 10% from Boston Police Department budget to social services, Mayor Martin Walsh last Friday said he will make no further cuts to law enforcement.
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COVID, police reforms top Pressley’s agenda
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Local News
COVID, police reforms top Pressley’s agenda
Pressley says that when COVID-19 cases first began growing in the U.S., she knew it could have a devastating effect in the 8th Congressional District, which she represents in Congress.
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Spotlight on police unions puts labor community in a tough spot
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News
Spotlight on police unions puts labor community in a tough spot
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Opinion
Cops, do your duty: intervene
The blue code of silence makes it possible for bad cops and bad administrators to get away and keep getting away with abusive acts.
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The time is ripe for change
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Editorial
The time is ripe for change
George Floyd’s brutal death brought together a multi-racial cadre of visionaries. With continued collaboration we can achieve the desired social change.
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Mayor, activists differ on call to cut police budget
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Local News
Mayor, activists differ on call to cut police budget
Local activists seeking to defund the police are calling for a 10% cut to the budget. Mayor Martin Walsh has responded with a more modest 2.8% cut.
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Opinion
Black officers hurt when our community hurts
The killing of George Floyd, and the many other reported incidents of people of color dying or being killed because of the actions of police officers or vigilantes has left us hurting, emotionally drained and dismayed.
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