In the news: TaShonda Vincent-Lee

Mayoral Candidate and City Councillor Tito Jackson is delighted to announce the appointment of TaShonda Vincent-Lee as his new campaign manager.

Are you a local landlord? Here’s how to select great tenants

Would you rather lose the rental income for another month or take on a bad tenant? Bad tenants can cost you much more than a month’s rent in the long run. Make sure you do your due diligence on the ...

Film review: ‘Brazilian Wavy’ explores Korean domination of black hair care industry

The wacky comedy manages to entertain while sending you away with a worthwhile message to ponder.

RCC Gazette Spring 2017

The Magazine of Roxbury Community College

Educators: school ranking system can mislead, hamper progress

Some educators, parents and students said the current system for ranking schools can misjudge school performance and prompt reform interventions that are counterproductive.

A diminished role for black community elders?

Memorial services are rarely festive events, but the recent celebration of the life of Barbara Clark Elam seemed to be especially solemn. Even though she had been incapacitated for some time by the throes of Alzheimer’s, her death seemed to ...

ICE targets noncriminal working dad

Francisco Rodriguez Guardado is a small business owner, MIT janitor, and involved community member with two children and a third on the way, and has lived in the U.S. for over a decade. He also is a native of El ...

Recovery from addiction: One step at a time

When asked how long patients should remain on medications to treat addiction, “long enough” said Colleen LaBelle, R.N. La Belle is the director of the Office Based Addiction Treatment, or OBAT, at Boston Medical Center, home to the Grayken Center ...

Q&A: Carmen Ejogo stars in the film “It Comes at Night”

Ejogo has established a distinguished career in both feature films and television. She recently sat down to reflect on her career.

Mayor Walsh launches Small Business Center in Mattapan

Mayor Walsh to launch small business center and visit Main Street districts throughout Boston to deliver Main Streets Awards

A Vermont family farm celebrates African heritage

Lydia Clemmons “junior” stands in the square wood silo of the 18th-century barn on her family’s farm in Charlotte, Vermont. She grew up feeding the livestock in the main room next door. Now, she holds a beautiful, handcrafted African vase ...

Mass Innovation Nights event highlights black tech founders

Fourteen local black-owned technology and innovation companies showcased new products and services at last week’s Mass Innovation Nights product launch and networking event in Grove Hall.

Boston school students advocate for free bus passes

Boston public school students say the two-mile walk zone within which students are not eligible for free bus passes forces many to endure 40-minute walks to school.

Report: Boston Latinos get slim share of city jobs

The Greater Boston Latino Network released its Silent Crisis II report, detailing the lack of Latinos in high-ranking city jobs and on boards and commissions with decision-making power in the city.

Millionaires’ tax clears Legislature

During last week’s constitutional convention, an amendment that would apply a surtax on income over $1 million and direct revenue to public education and public infrastructure won the necessary approval to appear on statewide ballot.