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Karen Morales joined the Bay State Banner as staff writer where she will report and write about local issues including politics, education, social justice, and real estate development. ... Read more >>
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Since February 2016, Dudley Square has been the focus of one of the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s community planning initiatives, joining similar efforts in Jamaica Plain/Roxbury and South Boston (Dorchester Avenue). The next meeting — and the last for the 2017 calendar year — will be an urban design ... Read more >>
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Massachusetts House passed its own version of a criminal justice reform bill last week, which has entered into a house-senate conference committee to reconcile differences with the Senate bill. The House version includes decreased larceny theft thresholds, CORI reform and juvenile expungement reform, but left out justice reinvestment and ... Read more >>
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 10:59:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
A revolting incident involving former University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu harassing her Black roommate in October was not “racist,” a lawyer for the disgraced student said Tuesday. “I think that when it’s all said and done, what you’re going to see is that there was nothing racist that motivated this,” Attorney Tom ... Read more >>
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 8:30:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
HOUSTON (AP) — The kitchen where George and Arva Dorsey prepare an 18-dish feast every Thanksgiving has been stripped of everything but its granite countertops, standing on their own with no appliances below. The house they renovated and expanded over three decades has been gutted down to its wooden beams. Almost ... Read more >>
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 6:18:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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A Cleveland man must now answer to a judge for his racial abuse campaign against his 70-year-old African-American neighbor, including teaching his 4-year-old son to call her the N-word, the Cleveland.com. The woman told the police that she feared for her life and was “visibly shaken” when she reported a series ... Read more >>
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 5:05:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Ed Gaskin, executive director of Greater Grove Hall Main Streets, is actively fostering public art projects as a way to promote economic development in the area. As a result of over $70,000 in grant funding, Grove Hall is regularly producing murals, walking tours and streetlight banners. ... Read more >>
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 3:34:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Michael Steele, the former head of the Republican National Committee is calling President Donald Trump out on Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s sexual assault allegations. While appearing on the show Harball hosted by Chris Matthews, Steele explained that Trump’s disregard for the sexual assault accusations against Moore. It showed that he ... Read more >>
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 3:01:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
React, assess, respond, render aid and rebuild. Even in the midst of disaster and natural calamity, it’s important for us all to remember one intangible that makes this country one of the leading nations in the world: the ability to set aside differences, come together as one and heal. As people were ... Read more >>
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 8:54:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 37 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database under the age of 18 and 26 percent above the age of 18. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media ... Read more >>
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 9:07:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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Socially conscious, community focused and unapologetically real are just a few adjectives that describe the creative team behind America Hates Us, a Brooklyn-based contemporary lifestyle brand marrying activism and fashion. “We have a tangible voice,” said Tareq G. Brown, one of the innovators behind the brand, to NewsOne at the America Hates ... Read more >>
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 1:19:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 37 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database under the age of 18 and 26 percent above the age of 18. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media ... Read more >>
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 7:31:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

 

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