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Had he lived, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be 90 today. For many, his work remains a true and enduring symbol of... [Read More]
The very accomplished Rachael Rollins is poised to make electoral history here in Massachusetts. And she will have earned it, as she has with every... [Read More]
Today kicks off the 48th annual Congressional Black Caucus weekend in Washington, D.C. I'd love to be the proverbial "fly on the wall" when Ayanna... [Read More]
I knew Ayanna Pressley would win the race for the 7th Congressional seat a decade before her history-making run for the Boston City Council, when... [Read More]
OK, so Omarosa Manigault Newman denied that she ever slept with Donald Trump — a question asked of her by Gayle King on "CBS This... [Read More]
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]