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Black woman heads DOJ Civil Rights division
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Black woman heads DOJ Civil Rights division
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Biden pledges pandemic relief
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Biden pledges pandemic relief
President Joe Biden gave his first address to a joint session of Congress on April 28, promising billions of dollars for infrastructure improvements and education support as well as immigration and civil rights reforms. The president’s proposed initiatives received mixed reactions from community leaders in Massachusetts, who are counting on federal aid to fund projects that are essential to COVID-19 recovery.
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Civil rights groups hail ‘historic’ ruling on exam schools
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Civil rights groups hail ‘historic’ ruling on exam schools
With white and Asian students over-represented in the city’s three selective-admissions schools, the one-year change was widely seen as a way to broaden the racial and socio-economic diversity in the schools.
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The forgotten Jackie Robinson
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Opinion
The forgotten Jackie Robinson
April 18 is the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s smash of the color line in baseball.
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Editorial
A rebellion to end democracy
Blacks, whites, Asians and Latinos in the same economic class should be united in efforts to gain support for government programs. The refusal of racists to work with others in order to achieve their own objectives demonstrates a serious level of hostility.
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Opinion
A path forward on civil rights for Mayor Kim Janey
For many years, LCR has tirelessly advocated for the City of Boston to make critical changes to improve widespread access to equal opportunities, to eliminate discriminatory practices, and to address a lack of transparency between the city and its diverse constituencies.
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Bombshell confessional letter links NYPD, FBI to Malcolm X’s murder
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Bombshell confessional letter links NYPD, FBI to Malcolm X’s murder
A New York cop’s deathbed confession of involvement in the assassination of Black Power icon Malcolm X led the family of the former Nation of Islam leader to call last week for a full re-opening of the investigation into the murder.
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A dynamic shift at the ACLU
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Editorial
A dynamic shift at the ACLU
The ACLU plans to take on issues of systemic racism in economics, housing, employment in other areas.
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Black History Milestones
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Black History
Black History Milestones
The road to civil rights in America was a long journey made possible by prominent leaders and a desire for equal rights.
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Bostonians reflect on King’s unfinished agenda
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Black History
Bostonians reflect on King’s unfinished agenda
In early 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saw in Boston a city rife with segregation and politically dominated by whites. 55 years later, many Bostonians are ready to usher in a new era of Black women in positions of power. Despite these victories, local leaders insist that a lot must change before King’s dreams are realized.
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News
Why is fair housing still a distant journey for Black America?
Public pressure to restore a key HUD rule has united civil rights and public and private sector stakeholders in a swelling and nearly daily drumbeat of concern calling for fair housing to be supported and HUD’s replacement rule be rescinded.
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Protests can spark reprisals
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Editorial
Protests can spark reprisals
People must become aware of the risks when they answer Lewis’ call for “good trouble, necessary trouble."
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