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The Making (And Unmaking) Of Monica Cannon-Grant

As I drove down suburban roads far south of the city one day this spring, I had the distinct sensation I was on my way […]

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How Boston Plans to Respond after the Derek Chauvin Verdict

Not for the first time in the past year, a sense of anxious anticipation fell over Boston as the city awaited news that could once […]

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Seven Black Boston-Based Artists on Their Work as a Form of Protest

After the nation erupted in protests against police brutality in June 0f 2020, you may have also noticed your Instagram feed explode with vibrant art—infographics […]


How to Make Sure Your Anti-Racism Work Is a Lifelong Endeavor

The last few weeks have seen a fever pitch of activism, protests, and fundraising across Boston and beyond in support of the Black Lives Matter […]

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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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Update: Dave Andelman Resigns as Phantom Gourmet CEO After Facebook Posts Mocking BLM Protests Draw Ire

Update, 6/16 3:30 p.m.: Dave Andelman has resigned as CEO of Phantom Gourmet, effective immediately. Per a post on the Phantom Gourmet Facebook page, Andelman […]

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Pressure Is Rising to Cut Police Budgets, but the Mayor Isn’t Completely on Board

Never before has the rallying cry to reform policing as we know it been this loud—or this sweeping. Demands for increased use of body cameras, […]


Nine Black Fitness Professionals in Boston to Follow on Instagram

As protests for the Black Lives Matter movement continue to happen throughout the Boston area, there are many ways you can support the Black community […]

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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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Read: Emerson President Lee Pelton’s Letter to Students

Emerson President Lee Pelton shared the following letter with students on May 31. We’re running it below in its entirety. Today, I write to you […]

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Besides Protesting, Here Are Five Ways to Actively Support the Black Lives Matter Movement in Boston

Night after night this week, Americans have masked up and met up in Boston and across the country to protest racial inequality and police violence, […]

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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 […]

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An Effort to Curtail the Use of Tear Gas on Protesters Is Underway in Massachusetts

Images of gas canisters raining down on demonstrators protesting American police brutality, and acrid smoke filling the air, have been shared from Massachusetts and around […]