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Family reunion event at The Lawn on D celebrates a year of Boston While Black membership network

Taylor Blackley, Reporter July 27, 2021

Hugs and smiles filled The Lawn on D last Saturday as families and Boston residents reunited. The joyful sounds of children at play mixed with the laughter of many friends, together, again Boston While...

Children ages 9-13 painting at an art workshop offered by All Dorchester Sports and Leadership and Brain Arts Organization on July 24, 2021.

Children’s artistic community blossoms in partnership between Dorchester nonprofits

Katie Mogg, Reporter July 26, 2021

To give the children of Greater Boston an opportunity to let their creative juices flow, All Dorchester Sports and Leadership joined forces with Brain Arts Organization.  All Dorchester Sports and...

Cultural performances during the Roxbury Unity Day parade deemed to be an eye-gazing experience. From the group leader, Isaura Oliveira:

Roxbury Unity Day Parade brings out residents and political candidates

Lex Weaver, Editor-in-chief July 19, 2021

Small groups gathered outside Madison Park Technical Vocational High School early afternoon on Sunday to attend the fourth annual Roxbury Unity Day Parade. The parade is meant to celebrate Roxbury, Black...

Tanisha Sullivan held the microphone for Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley as she delivered the keynote address from the steps at the corner of the Boston Common, near the intersection of Beacon and Park Streets.

Lawmakers, advocates gather on Boston Common in support of For the People Act

Taylor Blackley, Reporter June 28, 2021

Hundreds of ralliers gathered on Boston Common Saturday afternoon in support of the For the People Act, S1/HR1, which would counter voter suppression and gerrymandering and limit money's influence in politics. The...

Initiatives to bring back shoppers to Chinatown are underway

Initiatives to bring back shoppers to Chinatown are underway

Lex Weaver, Editor-in-chief June 28, 2021

As a young boy, Kenrick Tsang used to be terrified of the lion dance street performances that would promenade the streets of Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood during Lunar New Year celebrations. But, eleven...

Nurses call out lack of improvements to staffing, pay and benefits at three Cambridge Health Alliance hospitals

Maaisha Osman, Reporter May 18, 2021

Hundreds of nurses represented by Massachusetts Nurses Association picketed outside Cambridge Health Alliance during National Nurses Week, on May 8 to call attention to a contract negotiation that excludes...

A sign demanding fair fare, transparency, job safety and protection for drivers from Uber and Lyft. Photo taken during March 2019 protest against rideshare companies.

Boston-based grassroots union of rideshare drivers fights for adequate benefits and bargaining rights

Maaisha Osman, Reporter May 3, 2021

During the summer of 2018, when Felipe V. Martinez used to drop Uber customers at the Boston Logan airport lot, he had warm encounters with a group of drivers who shared his frustration over Uber and Lyft’s...

Safe Homes Initiative website.

New initiative leverages consumer power to push for discounted insurance rates for homes without guns

Ha Ta, Editor-in-chief April 29, 2021

In most states in the U.S., a homeowner without a swimming pool or trampoline may pay less for home insurance because swimming pools or trampolines are considered an "attractive nuisance.” The same,...

Silent protestors in the crowd held signs that said

Policymakers, nonprofits leading the solutions for Boston’s affordable housing crisis

Delaney Murray, Reporter April 29, 2021

In a small basement apartment in Mattapan, Massachusetts, Symone Crawford and her husband raised three daughters while working full time. When Crawford set out to secure the stable home that her family...

The entrance to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, which has been used as a mass vaccination center since February 27. 

The mass vaccination center at Reggie Lewis is an accessibility success, but a lagging one

Claire Yates, Reporter April 28, 2021

In one way, the establishment of mass vaccination centers across Boston took Black organizers by surprise. The vaccine was ready much faster than most people expected. But in another, it felt like Deja-vu....

Nia Grace Black-owned business

[Video] Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen in Roxbury thrives in face of pandemic

Katie Mogg, Reporter April 27, 2021

Although black owned businesses are among the hardest hit by the pandemic, Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen, a Black-owned restaurant in Roxbury, remains teeming with life.  Darryl's is popular for...

Buildings in the North End neighborhood.

Councilor Julia Mejia addresses disparities in citywide commercial building vacancy rates

Molly Swanton, Reporter April 14, 2021

City councilor Julia Mejia led a public hearing to address Boston small business owners’ concerns over vacancies of commercial buildings in the area since the pandemic started. Mejia was joined by...

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