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Trump administration announces repeal of DACA program

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrant youth across the U.S. are slated to begin to lose their legal presence status, under a Trump administration policy change. On Sept. 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced gradual repeal of the Deferred Action ...

Interactive MIT exhibit asks students what they leave behind

Hamilton has set up stations in the lobby of the List Center with pieces of colored vellum and transparent boxes. Guests are encouraged to write what they leave behind at MIT on the paper, put it in a box and ...

Corporations & Businesses of Color Convene at Gillette Stadium to Fuel Economic Growth

The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council will host its annual Business Opportunity Conference and Expo on September 27th.

Jugglers, acrobats to gather at MIT

The largest gathering of jugglers in the region, JuggleMIT offers a weekend of family-friendly events, including more than 30 workshops for all, from novices to pros, as well as two evening shows showcasing top local and international performers.

Higher education now more necessary than ever

The cost of education is now so expensive that some have concluded that it makes economic sense to get a job right after high school. The problem with that conclusion is that by 2020, it is projected that 65 percent ...

Amnesty for a convicted felon, 800,000 young people summarily condemned

We were brought as undocumented children by our undocumented parents because they wanted a better life for us and they understood that a life in the shadows in the United States was so much better than a life of economic ...

In the news: Monalisa Smith

JRI, a nonprofit provider of trauma-informed care to children and families in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, has announced the addition of Monalisa Smith, Founder, President and CEO of Mothers for Justice and Equality, to its Board of Trustees.

Light shed on charter ballot funds

The New York-based organization that last year bankrolled an effort to lift Massachusetts’ charter cap violated campaign law and will be dissolved, according to the office of Campaign and Political Finance. When Families for Excellent Schools—Advocacy funneled $15 million into ...

First African American stars as ‘Phantom’

Derrick Davis, who studied opera in college, is the first African American to play the legendary character on tour, and the third within the entire production, including Broadway.

What do you think it takes to make it in today’s economy?

Perseverance, ingenuity and collective work to change a rigged system.

Visual Virtuoso

“Richard Yarde: Portraits” is an intimate but dynamic exhibit of works by the Roxbury native and UMass teacher, who is known for his prolific, and expert, work of watercolor.

Mandela, MA and the bid to separate from Boston

In the late-1980s some in Boston’s black communities pushed to detach their neighborhoods from Boston and form a new city. The idea was formally posed in 1986, in the form of a nonbinding ballot question that drew fierce opposition from ...

Building a local economy

The Boston Ujima Project took a step forward last weekend with an inaugural assembly to launch its effort to build a new community-controlled economy in Boston’s neighborhoods of color.

Defying the odds: Dr. Thomas William Patrick and his successful school of pharmacy

In defiant disregard of late nineteenth-century racial attitudes and Boston’s racial demographics, Dr. Thomas William Patrick founded the profitable Patrick School of Pharmacy and wrote two highly regarded textbooks on prescription writing.

Re-writing Boston’s history of slavery

Dorchester activist Kevin Peterson wants Boston to remove Peter Faneuil’s name from the iconic building he built for the city in 1742. Roxbury activist Sadiki Kambon is calling for the city to strike the name “Dudley” from Roxbury’s commercial center ...