favorite quote from the article:
“BLM has forged a movement that is far more inclusive and democratic than either the Black Panthers or civil rights activists ever envisioned.”
( from the article in New Republic Magazine, Why Black Lives Matter Still Matters, April 6, 2017, by Dr. Penial Joseph. )
‘BLM has moved beyond many of the blind spots and shortcomings of its predecessors, embracing the full complexity of black identity and forging a movement that is far more inclusive and democratic than either the Panthers or civil rights activists ever envisioned.
Many of its most active leaders are queer women and feminists. Its decentralized structure fosters participation and power sharing. It makes direct links between the struggles of black Americans and the marginalization and oppression of women, those in LGBTQ communities, and other people of color. ‘
Checkout this Apartment for rent price list hanging in a Huntington Avenue Window.
Tito Jackson, 2017 candidate for mayor, told a Boston Magazine writer “affordable housing” is a political term. It sure is!
Groups Behind Federal Complaint Urge City to Use Agreement to Improve the Racial Climate of Every Boston School
Boston, MA: Today, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz found that Boston Latin School (BLS) violated federal civil rights law in responding to school-based racial harassment and announced a resolution agreement with Boston Public Schools (BPS) to improve the racial climate of the school.
The U.S. Department of Justice found BLS violated Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the same law it has used to litigate scores of school desegregation cases. It is not often that Title IV is violated so far from the South. That the Department of Justice brought it to bear here validates the concerns first raised by students and families at Latin. This violation reminds us that we, as a city and nation, still have work to do to ensure that all students are safe and welcome to pursue their equal right to education.
We have always asserted that Latin is not the only school in Greater Boston or the Commonwealth to have issues with racial isolation and racial hostility. However, the very public discussion of harassment at BLS has raised significant awareness of these issues across Boston’s public, charter, and private schools. And the U.S. Attorney’s findings should put every school system in the Commonwealth on notice of their federal duty to address racial harassment. Transparency, accountability and communication with parents, community stakeholders and our elected and appointed officials is absolutely critical to making sure that our schools are equitable and accepting of every student, no matter their race, color, gender or creed.
The start of the 2016–2017 academic year brings great potential and a new beginning for the students returning to BLS, and it provides an opportunity for the City of Boston, BPS, and BLS to set the example for the nation. We will monitor implementation of the resolution agreement with the expectation that BPS and the City of Boston will use it to address these systemic issues across the district. Boston should be sending a clear message that we know how to educate every child and provide unfettered access to all at our most prestigious academic institutions.
We also note that Boston cannot fully address the harms of racial isolation until it has established an exam school admissions policy that enables BLS to better reflect the diversity of our city. We urge the City of Boston to follow the mandate of its Opportunity and Achievement Gap Policy and expeditiously review its exam school admissions policy.
This statement is jointly issued by:
Boston Branch of the NAACP
ACLU of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Advocates for Children
The full statement is available at http://lawyerscom.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Civil-Rights-Statement-on-DOJ-Findings-at-BLS.pdf
Save the Date | Living Legends Awards Gala
Sunday | December 4 | 2016
4:30pm | Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Four Seasons Hotel | Boston | 4:30pm
Salute extraordinary trailblazers
whose remarkable accomplishments uphold the legacy
of 18th and 19th century black patriots and their colleagues who
distinguished themselves on behalf of freedom and justice.
Stay tuned for more details to be announced.
DCBlack.com said on January 6-8th 2017 over 500 young professionals and millennial business owners will convene for the second, annual FORWARD Conference.
31 speakers are scheduled. Core topics are strategic business application and implementation through experiential learning and networking.
The three-day event features hands-on professional workshops and panel discussions led by small business leaders.
The FORWARD Conference is hosted by Next Big Thing Movement (NBTM), a social networking platform for millennial, minority business professionals.
NBTM connects over 20,000 millennial business leaders under the age of 40; linking young professionals across the US, and globally in the United Kingdom, Israel, and Canada.
For more information on the FORWARD Conference and on Next Big Thing Movement, please contact Lauren Tilghman (info@philanthroPRy.com) at 484-883-5174.
21 unit Stoughton apartment building with one and two bedroom rentals from $1,300 to $1,500.
Amie Lindenboim at Metro West Collaborative Development, Inc. is property manager for The Drake in Stoughton
Open waitlists for both 1- and 2-bedroom units, so a vacancy could come up at any time.
Contact: Amie Lindenboim, Affordable Housing Programs Manager , Metro West Collaborative Development, Inc. 79-B Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02458
617-923-3505 x 6
OPEN CAST CALL for Black Nativity October 3, 6 & 12, 2016 / Children: 4-6 pm / Adults: 7-9 pmWeb site link:
Location: James E. Timilty Middle School, 205 Roxbury Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
The production company is seeking African American children and adults between the ages of six and ninety years old for its 2016 production.
If you cannot make the Open Cast Call but want to be considered for the show, contact Betty Hillmon, Registrar, at 617.549.0205 or email@example.com.