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The Rise, Fall, and Hopeful Return of Boston’s Pride Parade

At first, the spectators standing at the intersection of Boylston and Charles were confused. They leaned into the parade barricade, their red Wells Fargo noisemakers […]

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Five Takeaways from a Conversation with Lee Pelton

Transformation seldom happens overnight, but when Lee Pelton is at the helm, it sure happens quickly: In the 10 years since he took over as […]

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The Roxbury Love Mural Has Been Destroyed to Make Way for an Apartment Complex

In 2014, graffiti artist and designer Ricardo Gomez, better known as Deme5, finally got the green light to start production on a major community project—a […]


15 Black-Owned Restaurants to Support in the Boston Suburbs

One way to support the Black Lives Matter ethos at all times is to support and spend money at Black-owned businesses. While we’ve shared a […]

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Boston’s Statue of Abraham Lincoln Standing Over a Kneeling Enslaved Man Will Be Removed

Seven score and one year ago (that is, in 1879), a statue depicting Abraham Lincoln standing over an enslaved man was installed in downtown Boston’s […]

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How Arlington’s Sarah Kamya Is Diversifying Little Free Libraries Across the Country

When the COVID-19 pandemic sent workers everywhere home, Sarah Kamya, a school counselor in New York City, decamped to her hometown of Arlington, Massachusetts. To […]

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A Cambridge Whole Foods Sent Workers Home After They Wore Black Lives Matter Masks

At the beginning of June, Whole Foods’ parent company Amazon made a public statement declaring that “Black Lives Matter,” detailing its support for the movement […]

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An Instagram Reckoning on Race Is Rocking Tony Private Schools

As thousands have taken to the streets to protest against systemic racism and police brutality, a movement to expose racism at Massachusetts’ most prestigious schools […]

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17 Dance Parties, Protests, Poetry Readings and More to Mark Juneteenth in Boston

You can honor Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day in 1865 when the last group of enslaved people in the United States were freed following […]


Marty Walsh Declared Racism a Public Health Issue. Here’s Why

Among the demographics most affected by the coronavirus in Boston, communities of color have been hardest hit, with the Black/African American population showing the highest […]

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Boston Pride’s Response to the Black Lives Matter Protests Is a Shame

“This is not a time to dance around anything. This is a time to make a statement.” Casey Dooley is clear and direct. She needs […]


28 Black Wedding Vendors to Hire for Your Big Day

If you’re looking for ways to help support the local Black community, following, elevating, and hiring New England’s Black-owned wedding businesses isn’t a bad place […]

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A Guide to Staging an Impactful Protest in Your Own City

While thousands of people have taken to the streets of Boston to protest police brutality against Black people, suburbanites have been taking notes. In recent […]

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Three Black Youth Activists on Organizing, Educating, and the Change They Hope to See

From the March for Our Lives to the climate strikes to today’s new wave of Black Lives Matter protests, young people have led the charge […]

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Books about Race, Power and the Black Experience, Chosen by Four Black Boston Authors

As we organize, march, and donate to demand justice in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, now is […]