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In the aftermath of the too heavily televised first anniversary of the Charlottes­ville, Va., hate march and the horrific death of Heather Heyer, I couldn't... [Read More]
It is easy to see the outward differences between the two candidates running for the 7th Congressional District. City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is an African-American... [Read More]
Should we change the name of Faneuil Hall to Crispus Attucks Hall, as some activists have recently suggested? Personally, I say no. I do believe... [Read More]
There's been a lot of focus on statues and monuments lately — those that stand, those that have been removed and those yet to come.... [Read More]
that's 25 years - the state has promised to work on closing the achievement gap as part of its commitment under the state's Education Reform... [Read More]
Mayor Martin J. Walsh's appointment of police Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross as the city's first African-American police commissioner is definitely cause for celebration. It's been a... [Read More]
For quite some time, our new generation of community leaders have been criticized for their lack of participation in the political process. They have been... [Read More]
Kudos to the students at Northeastern University who recently marched to try to convince the school to dump its internship contract with ICE. Two thousand... [Read More]
Last month I interrupted a guy breaking into my son's car while a female accomplice stood watch. It was a pretty bold move in broad... [Read More]
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a forum that hosted women who serve on school boards in their communities. I couldn't bring... [Read More]
At the end of yesterday's District Attorney Forum at the Suffolk County House of Correction at South Bay, Sheriff Steve Tompkins said: "Let it be... [Read More]
Now that we've turned page one of a grisly horror story in which families are torn apart at our southern border in order to make... [Read More]
Congratulations to Stacey Abrams for her more-than-spectacular win as the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia! I am hoping her win Tuesday is more than... [Read More]
In 1987, members of the Roxbury community including Barry Gaither, founder of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, state Rep. Byron Rushing and others began... [Read More]
Today, rain or shine, the 22nd annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace from Town Field in Dorchester to Boston City Hall will host hundreds of... [Read More]
Men behaving badly toward women have been grabbing headlines for several years. And revelations of outrageous behavior continue to have a snowball effect, compelling more... [Read More]
Last month, I wrote a column for the Herald applauding the Red Sox and their abutters for taking a solid first step to disassociate from... [Read More]
Watching the testosterone-laden diatribe between two "masters of the universe" types, former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump, is beyond ridiculous, In one... [Read More]
Often progress in Boston can seem like three steps forward, two steps back. I believe those who take the opportunity to cut through the weeds... [Read More]
When DA Maura Healey sheds light on the University of Massachusetts Amherst/Mt. Ida midnight madness debacle that left Mt. Ida kids in the lurch and... [Read More]