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‘And She Could Be Next’ — Film explores how women of color are changing the political landscape
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Arts & Culture
‘And She Could Be Next’ — Film explores how women of color are changing the political landscape
The two-part documentary series “And She Could Be Next” is a powerful testament to the collaboration and strength of women of color who are transforming American politics from the ground up.
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An ill-advised meeting
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Editorial
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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Electeds struggle with police funding
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Local News
Electeds struggle with police funding
While youth activists and city councilors are calling for reallocating 10% from Boston Police Department budget to social services, Mayor Martin Walsh last Friday said he will make no further cuts to law enforcement.
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COVID, police reforms top Pressley’s agenda
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Local News
COVID, police reforms top Pressley’s agenda
Pressley says that when COVID-19 cases first began growing in the U.S., she knew it could have a devastating effect in the 8th Congressional District, which she represents in Congress.
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Local News
Activists press legislators on Safe Communities Act
A group of Haitian pastors and advocates sent a letter to Massachusetts legislators last week urging a favorable report for the Safe Communities Act, noting that the ongoing pandemic has demonstrated the importance of protecting immigrants, who risk COVID-19 infections while facing the threat of deportation.
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Keep a united black voting bloc at the polls
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Editorial
Keep a united black voting bloc at the polls
Blacks have long voted as a bloc in support of Democratic presidential candidates. Now is not the time to abandon that strategy.
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Black Democrats: ‘Choose a sister’
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National
Black Democrats: ‘Choose a sister’
Black political activists say Biden must choose a black woman as a running mate if he is to capitalize on support from Democrats’ most loyal base in the November presidential election.
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Opinion
Reopening does not mean back to normal
What needs to be made clear is that reopening does not mean back to normal, and normal is not what we should be striving for.
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Editorial
Tara Reade's failed attempt to disqualify Biden
Tara Reade has accused Biden of sexual assault. Biden has assertively denied the accusation. In the absence of substantial evidence in support of her claim, Biden could not be convicted of the charge. It would be unreasonable for those supporting the election of Biden in November to have their support diminished by an unproven accusation.
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Opinion
Blacks in swing states must come to the polls for Biden
Small numbers in a close election made a stupendous difference in 2016. They can do the same in 2020.
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Councilors probe state’s COVID response
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Local News
Councilors probe state’s COVID response
Boston City Councilors Ricardo Arroyo and Andrea Campbell hosted an online hearing to discuss the state’s crisis care guidelines last Wednesday.
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Four-way race for 12th Suffolk seat
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Local News
Four-way race for 12th Suffolk seat
Four candidates have pulled nomination papers to run in the district, which includes parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Milton.
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