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Do you think Oprah Winfrey should run for president?

She’d be good. She might bring some changes to Washington.

A record survives

William Bullard (1876-1918), a white Yankee resident of Beaver Brook, took portraits of his neighbors over 20 years, from 1897 to 1917, amassing more than 5,400 gelatin sliver dry plate negatives.

Crafting a consultancy

Growing up in Barbados, Ryan Brathwaite was drawn to computers mainly because his uncle in the U.S. was doing something with technology and it “sounded cool,” he says.Today, at 40, he is CEO and president of Tech Wave Group, providing ...

Setti Warren appeals to JP voters

Former Newton Mayor and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Setti Warren thinks Massachusetts isn’t investing enough in its education system, and he’s not afraid to raise the revenue he says the state will need to fully fund its schools. Speaking at a ...

Dudley planning focuses on jobs

The Boston Planning and Development Agency released draft guidelines on Monday for new developments on the last remaining public parcels in the Dudley Square area. Plans for the parcels include a new healthy food grocery store, a 30-unit mixed-income residential ...

Mass leaders push for DACA legislation

As the year-end budget deadline for the U.S. federal government approaches, Sen. Ed Markey held a press conference last Wednesday to demand Congress to include the Clean DREAM act in next year’s budget by Jan. 19.

Homeland Security ends protective status for Salvadorans

The Department of Homeland Security announced on Monday that more than 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador must leave the country by September 2019, after ending their Temporary Protected Status program.

Life expectancy takes another dip

Life expectancy in the U.S. population had a decrease of 0.1 year between 2015 and 2016, according to a data brief by the National Center for Health Statistics. You might say that’s not significant and too minor to even mention. ...

Roxbury Community College — Your future is our focus

The New Roxbury Community College (RCC) is now open! The College is currently undergoing $72.5 million in renovations; and, our fully-renovated Media Arts Center, new Student Commons, and new Health Sciences Building opened in September 2017. In January 2018, the ...

Black and Latino legislators reflect and prepare for new year

In 2017, the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus prioritized and pushed forward significant pieces of legislation, including sweeping criminal justice reform, police officer accountability and data collection, recreational marijuana provisions and greater flexibility for schools that teach English language ...

First fruits

Every December for the past 42 years the Black Community Information Center has coordinated a committee of organizations to host Kwanzaa celebrations. Over a period of seven days, programs and performances celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective ...

Mansfield museum teaches history through black dolls

Debra Britt and her sisters are lifelong doll collectors. Their collection of historical black dolls makes up the National Black Doll Museum.

Pomegranate power

We are lucky to live in an age of pomegranates. With more pomegranates being grown and consumed than ever before in the history of the world, the renaissance is upon us.

An executive approach to New Year’s resolutions

The best course is to start with a small list of improvements, be specific about the required conduct, and schedule regular periods to evaluate your progress. Everyone really knows what changes in performance will ultimately lead to success.

A threat to consumer protection

America is becoming a predatory nation. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which was established with the effort of Sen. Elizabeth Warren provides the primary oversight for small investors and the working class. Donald Trump plans to vitiate the effectiveness of ...