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1bed and 1 studio apartments available Sept 1 near Northeastern University. click for rent rate

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Apartments available as of Sept 1, 2014
– near Northeastern University and SLADES club.


One Bedroom Apartment: $1500/mo carpeting, storage and hot water, Walking distance to Northeastern and the Green and Orange line and buses.   Avail for Sept.
payments: First, Last, and Security


( call private owner at 857.389.8986 for both )


Garden level studio apartment: with heat, hardwood floors, hot water and patio. $1250/mo. Walking distance to Northeastern and public T. Available for Sept. payments: First, Last, and Security.


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August 28, 2014 at 10:22 am

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Boston Carnival Village photo gallery: 2014 Caribbean Parade rolls on Blue Hill Ave Aug. 23rd

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August 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm

When do Black Geeks attend info-tech seminars?

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In session with the Amazon “Managing Big Data in the AWS Cloud” Kendall Square presentation.

Its about to start but where are all the Black Geeks? Looking around the room and NONE are here at Amazon HQ- Kendall Sq.


I guess they are working. And most likely not unemployed!

Most Afro- Americans in Boston ask that question when turning out for events like this.

If most aren’t asking it then Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook should be.


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August 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm

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Saxophonist Jaleel Shaw featured on free Aug 3rd Roxbury Jazz at the Fort concert

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Berklee College of Music and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program present the Jaleel Shaw Quartet at the annual, free Jazz at the Fort concert, Sunday, August 3, 5:00 p.m., at Roxbury’s Highland Park.

Alumnus saxophonist Shaw is appearing in the midst of a busy summer of performances at jazz festivals throughout Europe and the United States with Tom Harrell’s Colors Of A Dream, and New York City nightclubs with the Roy Haynes Quartet.

Jazz at the Fort is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City series, made possible by presenting sponsor Natixis Global Asset Management, with musical performances by Berklee musicians in neighborhoods throughout Boston.

Entry ways to Highland Park are on Fort Avenue or Beach Glen Street in Roxbury. The park is wheelchair-accessible. Parking is available at Columbus Avenue and Cedar Street in the Roxbury Community College lot. The park is also a short walk from the MBTA Roxbury Crossing Station.

In the event of RAIN,the concert will move to Roxbury Community College’s Media Arts Center, 1234 Columbus Avenue.

For more information call 617 747-6057.

Shaw’s reputation as a composer and improviser got a boost when a concert he performed in the Checkout – Live at Berklee series was streamed global by NPR. His three CDs, Perspective, Optimism, and The Soundtrack Of Things To Come, earned praise by jazz critics at the New York Times.

Shaw is the recipient of an ASCAP Young Composer Award, and was named alto saxophonist of the year in a JazzTimes magazine’s Readers Poll.

Shaw received a full tuition scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music, and graduated with a dual degree in music education and performance. He also earned a masters in jazz performance from the Manhattan School of Music.

Since 1997, the multi-faceted ParkARTS program has offered a wide variety of cultural offerings in Boston’s parks including performing, participatory, and visual arts.

By presenting programs in each of these three areas, ParkARTS ensures a broad variety of programming which appeals to many constituencies reaching all of Boston’s neighborhoods.

Berklee’s Office of Community Affairs and Campus Engagement (CACE) cultivates and manages institutional relationships, partnerships, and programs that advance the college, mobilize musicians as leaders, and contribute to the cultural, educational, and artistic development of the Boston area and our Jazz at the Fort is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City series, made possible by presenting sponsor Natixis Global Asset Management, with musical performances by Berklee musicians in neighborhoods throughout Boston.


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August 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm

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Another day and the NABJ.

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Plenty of black and brown people going about their day in Boston are not aware that the National Association of Black Journalists are holding their annual convention in town this week. #NABJ14

But it’s not just another convention for them.

Bus riding with an addressable large audience.


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July 31, 2014 at 2:58 pm

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Open and available jobs today at Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

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MCCA is the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority operating Boston’s largest convention centers and conferencing arenas and overseeing their operations and expansion.

The firm is a quasi-government agency with excellent career options. Learn more about MCCA by visiting the web page links enclosed.

These positions are open. Apply now.
Recv 6/19/2014

Office Administrator
Provides office management support to the E&M department’s Director and Superintendents. Perform clerical and administrative work involving business details of a highly confidential nature.

To apply online please visit

HVAC Mechanic/ Refrigeration Techician
Perform preventative maintenance and repairs to the HVAC equipment. Perform regular and routine inspection, troubleshoot, and diagnose HVAC equipment and system related malfunctions in accordance with standard operation and maintenance procedures and policies.

To apply online please go to

Command Center Officer

The Public Safety Command Center (PSCC) Officer is responsible for routine operation of the Public Safety Command Center Handles routine and emergency calls for service; coordinates the response of appropriate MCCA Departments and various Public Safety service providers (police, fire, EMS, etc.) when required; records actions taken by him/herself as well as others in response to service calls; keeps various logs as assigned; effectively operates various computers, computer programs, CCTV programs; fire alarm monitoring, access control alarm monitoring, and radio equipment; Maintains harmonious work relations with large and diversified workforce. Maintains the confidentiality of the MCCA and the MCCA’s Public Safety Department operations.

To apply online please visit

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Boston Convention Exhibition Center South Boston

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June 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Summer Reading Tip: 10 African Literature Blogs to read

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( @blackboston Tweets ) received a tip in the channel today and here’s that share.

Kenyan blogger James Murua lists 10 Africanliterature rich blogs:

So you want to keep abreast of what’s happening in the African literature space. Want to get news and reviews from the books written by and about African experience? Try these ones listed in alphabetical order;

1. Authors in Africa – linked to page

This blog focuses on bloggers in the African continent without a focus on mainly writers from all over Sub Saharan Africa. The site gives reviews of books as well as interviews with authors, a section dedicated to poets and essayists, as well as book synopsis and short stories. The site is regularly updated.

2. Bookshy: An Africa book lover – linked page

This blog is managed by a London based book lover. The book contains news from the African literature scene as well as reviewed by the blogger. With over seventy reviews of some of the best books from the continent this is an important space to keep up with our scene. I especially like the “meet” section where the blogger interviews some really cool writers. The blog is updated every week or so.

3. Books Live linked from page

This is probably the most well managed blog out there for Afro lit. With reviews coming regularly as well as the keeping track of what your favourite authors are up to or what is being written about them this might be THE site to keep visiting. Based in South Africa, the blog is rich in content from the writers from Africa’s most southern most country but it also keeps you abreast of many from other parts. There is new content on this site daily. #Win
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June 8, 2014 at 9:08 am


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