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In the news: Karilyn Crockett
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In the news: Karilyn Crockett
Karilyn Crockett has been appointed chief of equity for the City of Boston, a cabinet-level position the mayor established last week to embed equity and racial justice into all city planning, operations and work moving forward.
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Study finds higher eviction rates in black communities
While 18% of Boston renters currently live in majority-black neighborhoods, about 37% of evictions occur in those neighborhoods, according to a study undertaken by researchers at MIT and the Boston tenants’ rights group City Life/Vida Urbana.
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Black artists locked out of NU studio space
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Black artists locked out of NU studio space
Artists from the African American Master Artists in Residence Program (AAMARP) gathered in front of a Northeastern University studio space chanting “give us the keys” on Saturday.
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An ill-advised meeting
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An ill-advised meeting
Clearly Police Commissioner William Gross does not understand the chain of command. Mayor Walsh is individually responsible for the outcome of the revisions in the role of the police. If the commissioner is unable to comply with the commands or directions of the mayor, he should resign.
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New funds aimed at wealth disparities
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New funds aimed at wealth disparities
Black neighborhoods long ignored, overlooked or illegally bypassed for investment may see a surge of new businesses, jobs and development as a result of major commitments from public and private funds launched in the wake of massive nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and other victims of police violence.
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In the news: Elijah Heckstall
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In the news: Elijah Heckstall
Boston Public Schools and Boston Plan for Excellence have announced the appointment of Elijah Heckstall as Principal of Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School, effective July 1, 2020.
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In the news: Betty Francisco
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In the news: Betty Francisco
The Boston Foundation has announced the appointment of Betty Francisco to its board of directors.
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Racial reckoning turns to symbols
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Racial reckoning turns to symbols
Images and symbols long derided by people of color as racist, demeaning or outright treasonous, like Confederate flags and statues revering the traitorous generals of the South’s “Lost Cause,” are being furled or removed at a pace unthinkable just a few years ago.
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Ibram Kendi opens anti-racism center at BU
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Ibram Kendi opens anti-racism center at BU
Ibram X. Kendi, one of the nation’s leading scholars of racism, will launch Boston University’s BU Center for Anti-Racist Research July 1.
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In the news: Morgan C. Mullings
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In the news: Morgan C. Mullings
The Bay State Banner is pleased to announce Report for America corps member Morgan C. Mullings has joined our newsroom.
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In the news: Seyquan Mack
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In the news: Seyquan Mack
The Handel and Haydn Society announced Seyquan Mack is one of four students receiving a 2020 Youth Choruses Scholarship Award.
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In the news: Caro Ruiz
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In the news: Caro Ruiz
JRI, a nonprofit provider of trauma-informed care to children and families in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, has announced the addition of Maria Carolina (Caro) Ruiz of Boston to its board of trustees.
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