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Editorial
A long road toward police reform
Blacks should expect the battle for police reform to continue across the country.
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Ride for Black Lives
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Local News
Ride for Black Lives
At the head of a procession of several dozen bicyclists, Peter Cheung towed a trailer with a loudspeaker blasting pro-Black anthems. Fifty yards back, cyclists chanted “Black Lives Matter,” as the procession made its way down Boylston Street toward Copley Square.
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Black businesses are booming
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Business
Black businesses are booming
The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis a year ago put a spotlight on racial inequality in all forms — including business. The resulting conversation about race has changed where many consumers have been spending their cash. Searches on Yelp for Black-owned businesses across the country jumped 3,085% from February of 2020 to February 2021, according to a data analysis by Yelp.
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A growing push for abolition among anti-police violence demonstrators
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News
A growing push for abolition among anti-police violence demonstrators
As the trial was underway for a former Minneapolis police officer who last May killed George Floyd, 10 miles away in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, a police officer on April 11 shot dead Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old father, during a traffic stop. That shooting, along with the March 29 fatal shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by Chicago police, has sparked protests across the country.
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Families call for justice for police shooting victims
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Local News
Families call for justice for police shooting victims
Family members of men who were killed by police in or around Boston called for independent investigations into their deaths during a news conference organized by Mass. Action Against Police Brutality.
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Capturing history: Photographer Sam Williams documents local protests
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Arts & Culture
Capturing history: Photographer Sam Williams documents local protests
Photographer Sam Williams has made a name for himself in Boston for his intimate and probing portraits, landscapes and wedding photography. When he began photographing the Black Lives Matter protests in May of 2020, he found himself in completely different photographic territory.
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Police shootings: a vile American epidemic
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Editorial
Police shootings: a vile American epidemic
During the campaign for president, Republicans frequently asserted that Black Lives Matter protesters were a danger to public safety. While the crowds were large, the protesters were generally orderly. Nonetheless, since the racially mixed protesters were substantially Black, it was relatively easy to inflame racial fears.
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Demonstrators rally for justice on MLK Day
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Local News
Demonstrators rally for justice on MLK Day
A crowd gathered in front of Madison Park High School’s front entrance at 3 p.m., where Monica Cannon-Grant, founder of Violence in Boston, Inc., and other speakers prepared to address the group.
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A turning point for policing in America
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Editorial
A turning point for policing in America
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts likes to be the national leader of social change. Just setting police standards would be a breakthrough.
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Black Bakers for Black Lives serves up delicious desserts
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Local News
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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