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  • Fiverr Launches Business Fellowship For Black Entrepreneurs
    By Naama Barak Black entrepreneurs in the United States recently received support from what at first glance seems a somewhat surprising source: an Israeli company. But for online freelancer platform Fiverr, the choice to launch a business accelerator fellowship for black entrepreneurs was a natural one. “Fiverr’s purpose is to provide anyone, no matter their […] The post Fiverr Launches... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • Sobek mural celebrates Carter Post, indigenous history
    A mural by local artist Jeremy ‘Sobek’ Harrison has sprouted at 1531 Blue Hill Avenue, because of a partnership between the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. Painted in vibrant reds, pinks and yellows, the mural draws eyes from all corners of Blue Hill Avenue. The post Sobek mural celebrates Carter Post,... Read more
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  • Clear differences in D7 candidate platforms
    After preliminary voting narrowed down the field of candidates vying for the District 7 city council seat soon to be vacated by acting Mayor Kim Janey, two remain –– Tania Anderson and Roy Owens Sr. The post Clear differences in D7 candidate platforms appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
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  • In the news: Natara Gray
    Berklee College of Music has named Natara Gray as the first assistant dean of Admissions, Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment. The post In the news: Natara Gray appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
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  • Cop who bragged he hit protestors returns
    A Boston police sergeant who was caught on video saying he had run down protesters was reinstated to full duty with an eight-day suspension following months of desk duty. The post Cop who bragged he hit protestors returns appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
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  • Peace off the Maine coast
    Just a 30-minute ferry ride from Portland, Maine sits Diamond Cove, a historical and military artifact stuck in time and dusted with luxury for the summer vacation crowd. The post Peace off the Maine coast appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
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  • ‘For all families and gender identities’: WNBA union denounces Texas abortion ban in New York Times ad
    “Reproductive rights are human rights. Family planning is freedom.” This statement is at the heart of a full-page print ad that the WNBA players’ union is running  in the New York Times on Sunday against Texas’ six-week abortion ban and in support of reproductive rights, in what the player’s association executive director Terri Jackson described […] The post ‘For all... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-10-17
  • Pete Buttigieg took parental leave. LGBTQ+ advocates and administration officials say that should be normal.
    Advocates for LGBTQ+ people and the Biden administration are pointing to recent criticism of parental leave taken by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as evidence that the country needs new policies around paid leave.  Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, recently adopted twins, and the secretary took time off starting in mid-August. He is now returning to […] The post Pete Buttigieg... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-10-15
  • Seeking more ways to reduce crime, officials look to universal pre-K
    In his early career as a law enforcement officer, Vernon Stanforth, the president of the National Sheriffs’ Association, said he often saw arrests of grandfathers, fathers and sons of the same family — a generational cycle of incarceration. Now, he’s also seeing grandmothers, mothers and daughters enter the cycle. “Many of our children are being […] The post Seeking more... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-10-15
  • Country music has a gender issue. Kacey Musgraves is the latest woman to be shut out.
    Six weeks before the nominations for the 2022 Grammy awards were even announced, Kacey Musgraves found out that her latest album, “Star-Crossed,” would not be eligible for a Best Country Album nomination.  All three of Musgraves’ previous albums — “Same Trailer, Different Park,” “Pageant Material,” and “Golden Hour” — were nominated in this category, with […] The post Country music... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-10-15
  • ‘It’s just been a living nightmare’: Texas House passes anti-trans bill, and families struggle to cope
    A bill that would ban K-12 transgender students from playing on sports teams that match their gender identity passed through a full House vote in the Texas legislature late Thursday night, marking a notable advancement in anti-trans legislation in the state.  HB25, introduced by Republican Rep. Valoree Swanson at the start of the third special […] The post ‘It’s just... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-10-15
  • The 19th welcomes Nadra Nittle, our new education reporter
    The 19th is thrilled to announce the hire of our first-ever gender and education reporter, Los Angeles-based Nadra Nittle. Nadra brings more than 15 years of writing and editing — plus classroom experience and a master’s degree in teaching — to this critical beat, where she’ll explore the intersections of gender and race in the nation’s […] The post The 19th... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-10-15


  • Events and Things to Do in Black Boston
    Image artwork by Allan Rohan Crite, placed in a storefront window at Boston Anthenaeum. This event list update includes Free access to museums, #OFFWHITE fashion editor Virgil Abloh at ICA and Black events for kids, teens and families.... Read more
    Source: Black Boston Published on: 2021-10-11

  • Justice for Ahmaud Arbery Rally: ‘We’re Here To Unify’
    The jury selection in the trial for the three men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery begins on Monday, but a justice rally for Arbery took place Saturday at the Glynn County courthouse in Brunswick, GA.   At the rally, Arbery’s family and activists insisted that all people unite against the justice system and unite against those who choose to use […]... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-10-16
  • Black Trans Actor Claims Gender-Neutral Request Caused ‘Hamilton’ Firing
    Suni Reid, a Black nonbinary transgender former cast member of “Hamilton,” has filed a lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging harassment, physical threats and purposeful misgendering by other cast members, per NBC News.  The majority of the harassment occurred in the changing rooms of male performers Reid worked with in New York and Chicago, according to the lawsuit filed against the Eliza Tour and Adventureland LLC […]... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-10-16
  • Letitia Wright Denies Spreading Anti-Vax Views on ‘Black Panther 2’ Set
    Letitia Wright pushed back against reports that she shared anti-vaccination views on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.   “The report spoke about my conduct on the set of Black Panther 2. I honestly assert that this was completely untrue,” she said, according to HuffPost.   A source had previously told the trade publication that Wright, who plays Princess Shuri in the film, was […]... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-10-15
  • FDA Panel Recommends Johnson & Johnson COVID Booster Shot
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel on Friday endorsed a booster shot of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Associated Press.   The panel cited concerns that Americans who got one shot are not as protected as those who received two shots. Additionally, J&J said the additional dose adds more protection against the deadly coronavirus.   RELATED: Johnson & Johnson: Booster Shot Causes Nine-Fold Increase in Antibodies According to AP, the FDA’s panel voted unanimously in support […]... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-10-15
  • Stacey Dash Reveals Her Drug Addiction and How She ‘Lost Everything’
    Stacey Dash revealed her deepest and darkest secret of battling drug addiction on The Dr. Oz Show with host Dr. Mehmet Oz. It got so bad for Dash that she took “18 to 20 pills a day” of the pain medication Vicodin, according to USA Today.  RELATED: Singer Keyshia Cole’s Mom, Frankie Lons, Dies at 61 from Drug Overdose “I lost everything,” she said to Dr. Oz.  […]... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-10-15
  • Byron Allen’s to Receive Star on Hollywood, Walk of Fame
    Media mogul Byron Allen is set to receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday.   Allen is the owner of Allen Media Group and Entertainment Studios, which includes television stations to websites such as The Grio.   RELATED: Byron Allen Is Officially the Owner of 24 Stations in 20 Markets However, Allen’s journey into show business began when the young comedian snuck onto the set of The […]... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-10-15