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  • Local, national church battle over real estate
    For local members of the Mount Calvary Holy Church of America in Roxbury, their church at 9-19 Otisfield Street is a property meant to serve its neighborhood through religious services and other community programing. A conflict with the national ministry of the same name that acts as an umbrella organization for the Boston church and other affiliates across the country... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • An undersea realm at ICA Watershed
    The ICA Watershed has returned to the reopening art world with a bang, or rather with a bubble. Dominican artist Firelei Báez’s spellbinding 2021 site-specific sculpture pulls the depths of the ocean up through the museum’s industrial concrete floors and into our sightlines. The post An undersea realm at ICA Watershed appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • Skinner partners with Artists for Humanity in philanthropic auction
    Skinner auctions has partnered with Artists for Humanity to host their first grassroots, no buyer’s premium auction, a philanthropic initiative titled “Art. Action. Auction.” Running July 22-August 3, proceeds from the donated 79 lots will go towards Artists for Humanity with an additional $25,000 match from Skinner. The post Skinner partners with Artists for Humanity in philanthropic auction appeared first... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • In the news: Catherine T. Morris
    The Boston Foundation announced that Catherine T. Morris, the founder and executive director of Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest, has been hired as the next Director, Arts and Culture for the foundation. The post In the news: Catherine T. Morris appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • Roxbury Unity Parade celebrates local luminaries
    A break in the rain Sunday provided an ideal opportunity for scores of celebrants to march in the Roxbury Unity Parade, an event meant to highlight the residents of the neighborhood. The post Roxbury Unity Parade celebrates local luminaries appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • Arroyos endorse Kim Janey’s mayoral bid
    Boston Mayor Kim Janey picked up key endorsements last week from the prominent Arroyo family as well as a leading progressive state legislator, boosting her campaign to hold on to power at City Hall in a close mayoral contest. The post Arroyos endorse Kim Janey’s mayoral bid appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31

The 19th News
  • Who are you cheering for this Olympics?
    This column originally ran in The 19th’s weekly newsletter. Subscribe here. If there was ever a way for me to shove down creeping feelings about the immorality of the Olympics, it disappeared for Tokyo.  The pandemic laid the flaws of the would-be 2020 Olympics in full view. Strict protocols around COVID-19 didn’t take into account nursing […] The post Who are... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-07-26
  • ‘My biggest struggle has always been with the media’: Trans athletes expect an extra Olympic hurdle
    It’s a record year at the Olympics for transgender athletes: New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard and Canadian soccer player Quinn have entered the competition, and BMX freestyle rider Chelsea Wolfe joins Team USA as an alternate. How the world perceives them will depend on how news outlets portray them. And reporters are rarely prepared to […] The post ‘My biggest... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-07-23
  • How have sexual assault protocols evolved at the Olympics? Good question
    There were two alleged incidents of sexual assault at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, one between an athlete and a staff member within the Olympic Village, where athletes, trainers and officials are typically housed during the games. That same year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had installed its first safeguarding officer within […] The post How have... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-07-23
  • Will the Olympics ever truly welcome nonbinary athletes?
    For many athletes, the sport seems to choose them. For Bria Brown-King, it was the bathrooms. The CrossFit gyms had gender-neutral locker rooms. Boxing gyms didn’t.  “When you’re going to training a couple of days a week, and you realize that there’s not a safe restroom to use, it makes it really hard to focus […] The post Will the... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-07-23
  • Women voters put economy as top priority
    Women voters will be key for Democrats to maintain control of Congress next year. To succeed, the party will need to harness President Joe Biden’s support among women and show how lawmakers are working to address their concerns about the economy, according to a liberal group that conducted polling and focus groups. New research shared […] The post Women voters... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-07-23
  • Skirts. Bikini bottoms. Leotards. Ahead of Olympics, athletes call out sexist uniform practices.
    The two-time Paralympic world champion Olivia Breen had just wrapped a long jump competition at the English Championships on Sunday when she was approached by an official who said her competition shorts were “too revealing” and suggested she buy another pair. “I didn’t know what to say,” Breen later told Sky News. “I just looked […] The post Skirts. Bikini... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-07-22


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  • Facebook Supporting Black Community with 100,000 Scholarships 
    By: ShaCamree Gowdy Facebook is looking out for Black students who want to master important digital skills by awarding 100,000 scholarships for their Facebook Certified Digital Marketing Associate Exam.  The scholarships are part of a larger effort by Facebook to support the Black community, which began after George Floyd’s death in May 2020. The corporation set aside $200 million to support their mission as part of a larger $1.1... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-07-26
  • New Prosecutor Assigned to Case Against Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks
    By: Alyssa Wilson The Georgia Attorney General has assigned a new prosecutor to the criminal case against the police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks in 2020.   According to FOX 5 Atlanta, Peter Skandalakis, the executive director of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, was assigned to serve as the substitute prosecutor in the case by Attorney General Chris Carr.   RELATED: Mourners Bid... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-07-26
  • Honda Calls Black Customer ‘Bon Quisha’ in Facebook Post
    Lumberton Honda fired an employee after calling a Black customer “Bon Quisha” in a Facebook post. Trinity Bethune was excited to celebrate the purchase of her car before the employee who sold her the car made a stereotypical post.   Her brother, Tyrone Jacob, shared the post and reacted.   https://www.facebook.com/tyrone.bethune/posts/10220482212592119 “This is not how I planned to congratulate my little sister on her first car purchase. This... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-07-26
  • South Carolina State University Wipes Out $9.8 Million in Student Debt
    South Carolina State University announced last week that it is clearing millions of dollars in student debts, the school announced in a statement earlier this month. The historically Black university canceled $9.8 million in debt for over 2,500 students who could not return to school because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are committed to providing these students with a clear path forward so... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-07-26
  • Rachael Rollins Nominated to be Massachusetts’ First Black US Attorney
    By: Alyssa Wilson President Joe Biden has nominated Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to serve as Massachusetts’ U.S. attorney.   If confirmed by the Senate she would be the first Black woman to serve in this role, WCVB reported. The last permanent U.S. Attorney for the state was Andrew Lelling, a Trump appointee.   RELATED: Four Black Women Appointed to Judicial Positions in Georgia  The... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-07-26
  • Costa Rican Gymnast Includes Black Lives Matter tribute into Floor Routine
    Luciana Alvarado, a Costa Rican gymnast competing at the Tokyo Olympics, completed her floor routine with a tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement. The 18-year-old completed her floor routine by taking a knee, putting her left hand behind her back and raising her right hand while making a fist. She wanted to spotlight equal rights and treating everyone with respect, Alvarado... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-07-26