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Author writing a book about the history of migration to New England would like to speak to blacks who migrated to Boston from the American South during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s about their experiences then and since.

Contact Blake Gumprecht
Department of Geography
University of New Hampshire
102 Huddleston Hall
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-1930
blake.gumprecht@unh.edu

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July 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Black Boston Blog service OPEN CALL Fir Black Subject To Interview About This …

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the Black Boston Blog Service OPEN Call for subject to interview:
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Author writing a book about the history of migration to New England would like to speak to blacks who migrated to Boston from the American South during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s about their experiences then and since.

Contact Blake Gumprecht,l
Department of Geography
University of New Hampshire,
102 Huddleston Hall
Durham, NH 03824,
(603) 862-1930
blake.gumprecht@unh.edu

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July 1, 2015 at 3:50 pm

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Duxbury columnist and Black Facebook is saying: the civilized reaction of the victims of the atrocity in Charleston is almost beyond imagining.

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All Lives Matter

 

After the urban riots of 1967 we were trained in riot control. It in was a National Guard unit based in Middleborough that would be called to active duty in March 1968. (Three weeks before the call-up, members living in Duxbury and points north were transferred to a unit in Hull. One of those bureaucratic things.)

The National Guard then was nowhere nearly as professional, nor as regularly put into harm’s way, as it is today. But riot control was taken seriously and the instructions were explicit: If the use of a firearm is necessary, aim below the belt to stop a man; above the belt to kill him. A gunshot wound below the waist is no favor. But it might let a man live.

Today, when lethal force is deemed necessary, the officer is instructed to aim for the center of the visible target. A seemingly small distinction that erases any difference between “stopping” and “killing.” It seems obvious that in a charged confrontation this can encourage deadlier force, and more multiple rounds being fired. The targets may be reckless kids or disturbed people representing less than a deadly threat to law enforcement.

America is not now in a good place in this regard. “Black lives matter” are not words that Martin Luther King, Jr. would have used. He would and did say that all lives matter. One understands the outrage when officers of the law show disregard for black citizens’ lives. But what amounts to a war-cry does no good. Police lives also matter. If retaliatory assassinations of police officers lead to temporarily diminished police services, “activists” will move on. It is the law-abiding black working class that will pay the price for a very long time. After 48 years, neither Detroit, nor Grove Hall in Boston, has completely recovered from its 1967 riot.

The civilized reaction of the victims of the atrocity in Charleston on June 17 is almost beyond imagining. But it is consonant with what Dr. King preached after the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham on Sept. 14, 1963. Let us hope it awakens the nation to a new birth of unity.

In Duxbury in 2015, the police are well-trained in the practice of restraint. But every time any cop anywhere pulls a car over it entails a stressful encounter between two human beings. Neither can be sure how it will play out, and both know the taste of fear. We send kids to driver training, give them licenses and in many cases souped-up cars. But we do not teach them how to behave when they get pulled over — as sooner or later they will be.

So this is to kids of every age, everywhere: If those flashing lights behind you are meant for you, pull over and roll down your window. If it is nighttime turn on your interior light. The law says you must. Put your hands on top of the steering wheel where they can be seen, leave them there, and wait for instructions.

The fellow human being who has pulled you over does not know who you are or what you represent. But the officer will notice that you “know the drill,” and will appreciate it. By your cooperation you will have helped to avert a confrontation that could lead to tragedy. This is as much a verity in Duxbury as it is anywhere in the United States.

–D.A. Mittell, Jr.

 

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June 24, 2015 at 12:46 pm

BLACK COMMUNITY OUTRAGED BY CDC AND CALIFORNIA VACCINE BILL SB277

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The black community is now painfully aware that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conspired to withhold crucial health information that establishes that Afro-American male children who received MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine before 36 months are at increased risk of developing autism. 

To read this incredible story and hear an inspiring 6 minute speech by Nation of Islam leader Tony Muhammad, click here.   

http://www.naturalnews.com/050038_SB277_vaccine_mandate_Tuskegee_medical_experiments_African-Americans.html

written by

Jamie Murphy

Boston, MA

Author, What Every Parent Should Know about Childhood Immunization (amazon.com)

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June 23, 2015 at 11:08 am

Senator Forry and Councillor Jackson pins Platinum ring  on Uphams Corner Main Streets org.

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UCMS Went Platinum: Upham’s Corner Main Streets Celebrated 20 Years of Service with Senator Linda Dorcena Forry as Keynote Speaker

JUNE 9TH 2015,  Dorchester, Ma. – Upham’s Corner Main Streets (UCMS) went Platinum! 

  
The UCMS family celebrated 20 years of service to the Boston community with a night filled with live music, entertainment, food, drink and a live auction led by City Councilor Tito Jackson. The celebration took place at the historic Strand Theater in Dorchester.
It all started with the community piano, which is stationed right outside of the Strand Theater entrance. A young event attendee walked up to the piano and began playing melodious tunes. 

Then a young girl who was sitting around the corner heard the music and watched anxiously. When the young man finished, she stepped up and began playing. Then she was joined by violinist Shaw Pong who was scheduled to play for the evening. A crowd started to gather around and applauded the dynamic duo. The symbolism of the Strand Theater community piano connecting local organizations like UCMS directly to the community residents in a constructive fashion encompasses the work of UCMS over the last 20 years.
The evening buzzed with excitement as Charleston Sarjeant, owner of Pan United, gave a lively steel drum performance. Attendees had the opportunity to peruse various local vendors who were set up in the main lobby, take photos in front of the UCMS banner, and enjoy delicious treats from Jewell Smith, owner of Tazju Catering. Down the hall, local artist Kenyatta Blue featured three of his pieces and explained their meanings. 
Visit http://www.facebook.com/fairmountculturalcorridor to view Kenyatta’s video.

The event also included jazz music by Berkley College students and a live fashion show held by the young women from the Bird Street Community Center. 
The teenaged fashion designers modeled their very own designs for the audience with pride and poise. 

Enjoy a snippet of the fashion show at http://www.facebook.com/fairmountculturalcorridor.

Senator Linda Dorcena Forry gave a an inspiring keynote address.
 She reflected on UCMS’s contributions to the Boston small business community over the last 20 years and mirrored it to her own service to the Boston community during the same time period. “Having been in the public sector for nearly twenty years and coming from a family of small business owners, I know how intimate and tied these businesses are to the growth and quality of life in our neighborhoods”, said Senator Forry. She then highlighted the work being done along the Fairmount Corridor and right in front of the Strand Theater. She then charged local government and residents alike to strive for better. “Our work is not done and we can do more”, noted Senator Forry.

Later on, City Councilor Tito Jackson led the most enjoyable and laughter-filled live auction, helping to raise money for UCMS. The evening came to a close with a spectacular performance by solo guitarist Khalil Madyun. In short, attendees enjoyed a full night of everything Upham’s Corner has to offer.
For more information about the UCMS Platinum Fundraiser, please contact Gillian Miller, Cultural Events and Communications Manager, at gillian@uphamscorner.org or 617-265-0363.
 

 

About Upham’s Corner Main Streets

Upham’s Corner Main Street, Inc. (UCMS) is a community-led business district planning agency that works to build a vibrant commercial district in Upham’s Corner, a bustling town center in Dorchester, MA, that is anchored by the historic Strand Theater. UCMS was first created in 1996 when a group of concerned neighborhood residents, merchants and civic leaders banded together with a goal of advocating, planning, and managing the revitalization of the Upham’s Corner business district. The goal: to create more permanent jobs, an optimal mix of retail businesses, and shopping opportunities that fit the needs of residents. The organization operates under the National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street approach to revitalize Upham’s Corner through Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization and Promotion. UCMS is also a partner of the Fairmount Cultural Corridor initiative to spur cultural economic development in Upham’s Corner.
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June 22, 2015 at 5:01 pm

The Boston Police and FBI Assassination of Usaamah Rahim! Opinion

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(Copyleft, this distro received from Blackinfonow.org.)

IMHO, they didn’t have to shoot him dead.

Date: Jun 19, 2015 6:18:16 AM

Subject: The Boston Police and FBI Assassination of Usaamah Rahim!

To: Undisclosed recipients

Boston Police and FBI Assassination of Usaamah Rahim!!
The Boston Police have a long history and tradition of shooting down unarmed and innocent Black men in acts of “police use hof deadly force.”

Their latest act was the collaboration with the FBI in the recent assassination of an Afrikan/Black mannamed Usaamah Rahim. It was alleged by Boston Police Commissioner William Evans that Rahim had been “radicalized by ISIS” and had been under surveillance for at least two weeks.

That was the police version of the story and immediately raised questions of its validity and quality of truth.

Also Massachusetts Congressman Stephan Lynch spoke in behalf of the police instating that Usaamah Rahim “had been under observation for the last two years.” Our response to Lynch would be that we as Afrikan/Black men have all been under “observation for the last 400 years. So whats new!!!

Apparently Usaamah Rahim was on his way to work at approximately 7:15 AM near a mall in Roslindale, Mass.

He was approached by four members of the FBI and on Boston cop who have been described as members of the Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force.

By the way the story was told by Evans, you would think that Rahim came face to face with smiling “officer friendlies.” The reality is that he was surrounded in a hostile manner and it was claimed that he had a knife as he was shot down in cold blood.

The Boston Police and FBI immediately went into “untruth mode” by describing the killing of Rahim as a “good shoot.” In an act of false “transparency,” a meeting was convened at Boston Police Headquarters for members of the community to view the police versionof a “grainy” video of the shooting.

The meeting was a sham in nature as several unsuspecting community members were invited and certain individuals (police puppets) chosen to speak to present the police propaganda and lie as to what actually happened.

a Black Man, possibly a soldier, holds the horse for Marquis de Lafayette

a Black Man, possibly a soldier, holds the horse for Marquis de Lafayette

It is very unfortunate that Ronald rent-a-rev Scott and Darnell Williams of the Urban League allowed themselves to be used in that fashion.

A video was shown and the family of Usaama Rahim left with many questions.

The video went viral and although not very clear, you could still ascertain some of the actions that led up to the shooting.

You could see no knife and the approach of Rahim by the FBI and police was not frontal, but with a military tactical nature as if in a Viet Nam War style “search and destroy” mission.

It was clear in my mind that there was a pre-conceived plan to take Usaama Rahim down.

This was a clear assassination!!!

Another important factor was why the video shown was the most inconclusive.

There were at least five other videos available that were much closer to the incident, but have not been revealed.

Could it be that the other videos are clearer and actually reveal the real truth about the incident???

Many questions remain as the investigation is now in the hand of the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Dan “cover up” Conley.

His office has a history of “cover up” when it pertains to a white cop shooting and killing Afrikan/Black men. Conley has never prosecuted one white cop for killing an Afrikan/Black man and can easily predict will not in the case of Usaama Rahim.

In that regard it is strongly suggested that the Rahim family request that an outside, independent investigator be brought in to oversee the case investigation.

There is no guarantee that justice will prevail with that request, but there is more of a chance then if the case remains in the hands of the office of “cover up” Conley.

It is important for us in the Afrikan/Black community to send a strong message that we view the now deceased Usaamah Rahim as an Afrikan/Black man who was a resident in our community who happened to be of the Muslim faith.

The police, FBI and white media try to present this case as a Muslim issue, when the reality it is a matter that affects us as a community.

That being said, you now understand why the Black Community Information Center Inc. convened a press conference to make it clear that we are a community first and support the Rahim family in its quest to seek justice!!!!

Sadiki Kambon, Director
Black Community Information Center Inc.
The Volunteer Leaders Staff at BCIC
The Black Community Information Center, Inc.
516 Warren Street,
Roxbury, MA 02121
Phone 617.427.2522

Email: blackinfonow@verizon.net
Website: http://www.blackinfonow.org

Twitter: twitter.com/blackinfonow

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June 19, 2015 at 9:25 am

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June 9th at the Strand. Join Uphams’s Corner Main Streets, local businesses and residents to celebrate 20 years.

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gillian@uphamscorner.org
617-265-0360

UCMS Goes Platinum: Upham’s Corner Main Streets Celebrates 20 Years of Service
June 9th, 6:30pm-9pm, Strand Theater

 Dorchester, Ma. – Upham’s Corner Main Streets (UCMS) goes platinum! On June 9th, come enjoy a night of music, entertainment, food, drink and a live auction as the UCMS family celebrates 20 years of service to the Boston community. The fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, June 9th at the historic Strand Theater, located at 545 Columbia Road in Dorchester. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in advance at the UCMS offices or at the door.

Join UCMS Board Members and staff, local businesses, residents, volunteers, committee members, state and local officials, corporate sponsors and supporters in celebrating the remarkable endeavors of UCMS over the last 20 years. The event will feature district accomplishments, local entertainment and local food.

 State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry will deliver the keynote address, reiterating the impact UCMS has had on the local community. This event will honor UCMS’ work in Upham’s Corner since 1995. The celebration will highlight area businesses, the revitalization of the district and arts-focused achievements.

Through leveraging local arts and cultural assets to support neighborhood businesses and several collaborative processes over the past few year that are now beginning their construction stage, this year’s fundraiser will highlight area businesses and the progress of the revitalization of the district through small business development, arts-focused achievements and beautification initiatives.

For more information about the UCMS Platinum Fundraiser or to purchase tickets, please contact Gillian Miller, Cultural Events and Communications Manager, at gillian@uphamscorner.org or 617-265-0360.

 

About Upham’s Corner Main Streets

Upham’s Corner Main Street, Inc. (UCMS) is a community-led business district planning agency that works to build a vibrant commercial district in Upham’s Corner, a bustling town center in Dorchester, MA., anchored by the historic Strand Theater. UCMS was first created in 1995 when a group of concerned neighborhood residents, merchants and civic leaders banded together with a goal of advocating, planning, and managing the revitalization of the Upham’s Corner business district. The goal: to create more permanent jobs, an optimal mix of retail businesses, and shopping opportunities that fit the needs of residents. The organization operates under the National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street approach to revitalize Upham’s Corner through Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization and Promotion. UCMS is also a partner of the Fairmount Cultural Corridor initiative to spur cultural economic development in Upham’s Corner in collaboration with local partners.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Gillian Miller
Now – June 9, 2015

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June 6, 2015 at 10:19 am

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