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Pressley pushes for justice system reform
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Pressley pushes for justice system reform
U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley last week announced a resolution calling for sweeping criminal justice reforms aimed at decreasing the number of people incarcerated, on probation or otherwise involved in the nation’s criminal justice system.
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Book review: ‘A Multicultured Life’ by Dolores Wharton
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Book review: ‘A Multicultured Life’ by Dolores Wharton
Dolores Wharton, the first woman, and a black woman at that, to become a director of the Phillips Petroleum Corp., has written a personal biography, “A Multicultured Life,” about the course of her life that enabled her to be appointed to several corporate boards.
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Attorney General: electric supply switch costs residents millions
Residents across Massachusetts who switched to competitive electric suppliers have lost $253 million over the last three years, according to a report released last week by Attorney General Maura Healy.
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Roxbury native shares perspective on Puerto Rican protests
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Roxbury native shares perspective on Puerto Rican protests
In the months leading up to Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation, David Ortiz had helped plan and participated in numerous rallies protesting the New Progressive Party’s handling of the disaster relief aid the island received in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
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Legislature boosts education funding
Massachusetts state legislators passed a budget Monday with a substantial increase in education funding that will boost aid to districts with high concentrations of low-income students, including Boston.
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Protestors call on Puerto Rico governor to resign
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Protestors call on Puerto Rico governor to resign
At demonstrations in Puerto Rico and U.S. cities including Boston, protestors called on Gov. Ricardo Rossello to resign.
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Wayfair protest aimed at immigrant detention
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Wayfair protest aimed at immigrant detention
Hundreds of employees of the international online furniture retailer Wayfair staged a walkout at the company’s Copley Square headquarters Wednesday to protest its sale of beds and other furniture to migrant detention centers near the Mexican border.
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U.K. mayor seeks collaboration with U.S. cities
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U.K. mayor seeks collaboration with U.S. cities
Bristol, U.K. Mayor Marvin Rees stopped over in Boston last week en route to a Chicago meeting of local officials aimed at helping city leaders face challenges including climate change, migration and housing shortages.
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Angela Davis speaks on radical feminism at BPL
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Angela Davis speaks on radical feminism at BPL
Angela Davis took the stage at the Copley Library for her lecture last Wednesday, titled “Frameworks for Radical Feminism in the 21st Century.
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Advocates blast gov’s housing bill
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Advocates blast gov’s housing bill
Housing advocates came to the Massachusetts State House for a hearing Tuesday morning to speak against a bill that Governor Charlie Baker says will create more housing in the state.
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New committee to improve equity in building industry
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New committee to improve equity in building industry
The Boston City Council Committee on Government Operations held a public hearing last Friday on the establishment of a commission for economic justice within the city’s construction industry.
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An editor’s reflections
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An editor’s reflections
The book “Boston’s Banner Years” chronicles the achievements of blacks in the city, providing a counter narrative to common misperceptions about the community.
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