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Black doctors command mass vaccination site
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Local News
Black doctors command mass vaccination site
The Black Boston COVID-19 Coalition took over the Reggie Lewis Center mass vaccination site over the weekend, with Black volunteers, doctors and greeters to encourage the community to get vaccinated against the virus.
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Business
COVID relief for Black businesses
Over the past year, COVID-19 and its variants have plagued the globe, taking lives and interrupting normal activities in virtually all areas of life. For Black America, already plagued with steep health, income and wealth disparities, coping with the pandemic has been even more painful. 
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Health centers key to city’s vaccine effort
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Health centers key to city’s vaccine effort
Health center leaders met with the City Council Feb. 4 to talk about problems and solutions for vaccine rollout that target communities of color.
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Boston schools re-open as many opt for remote
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Boston schools re-open as many opt for remote
After considerable pressure from the state to reopen, Boston Public Schools is following through on its plan to send kids into classrooms this week. School buildings were closed due to a snowstorm on Monday and Tuesday but were scheduled to open Wednesday.
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Are fear and trauma impeding vaccinations?
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Are fear and trauma impeding vaccinations?
Understanding how to move from trauma to triumph is a lesson that Freddie Lee Tyson’s descendants want to pass along, particularly at a time when mistrust in the medical community could keep some fearful people from getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Challenges facing Hub vaccine effort
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Local News
Challenges facing Hub vaccine effort
Elected officials and public health experts were sharply critical of the Baker administration’s initial roll-out of vaccine sites last week, with none located in the Black community where people have been hit the hardest by COVID-19 in Boston. But skepticism among community members could be an even greater factor inhibiting the dose rollout.
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What to expect from the Biden/Harris administration
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What to expect from the Biden/Harris administration
Starting on the night of his inauguration, Joe Biden signed 30 executive orders within the first three days of his presidency. They’re meant to fulfill promises he made while campaigning, assist the fight against COVID-19 and reverse a number of Donald Trump’s actions.
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$450,000 in COVID relief grants go to local BIPOC arts orgs
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Arts & Culture
$450,000 in COVID relief grants go to local BIPOC arts orgs
In partnership with the Boston Foundation and the Barr Foundation, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture will provide $25,000 unrestricted grants to 17 Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) arts and culture organizations around Boston. The grants are meant to provide some relief for the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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High-risk adults now eligible for vaccination
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Local News
High-risk adults now eligible for vaccination
Elders living in public and private subsidized housing have been moved up in phase two of the state’s vaccination plan to fight against COVID-19.
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Housing activists demonstrate for eviction protections
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Housing activists demonstrate for eviction protections
Despite city- and state-funded anti-eviction efforts, renters and homeowners in Massachusetts are still facing evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 emergency. Activists are demanding legislators at the state and federal level extend all eviction moratoriums and act now to protect families from displacement.
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Opinion
Put away fear of COVID vaccination
African Americans are far more likely to get sick, get hospitalized, and to die from a COVID triggered malady than whites. Yet, side by side with the death count, more Blacks than any other group say they won’t get a COVID vaccination.
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Personal commitment required to fight COVID-19 and race bias
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Editorial
Personal commitment required to fight COVID-19 and race bias
Those who have so far survived Covid-19 unscathed might well consider on their own how to adjust their discriminatory attitudes toward those of another religion or so-called race.
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