In June, Jason “Swat” Talbot was invited to paint a mural on Posto, the pizza place outside Somerville’s Davis Square. Amidst the Black Lives Matter protests, someone had tagged “BLM” on the wall, Talbot says, “really sloppily.”
Graphic novelist Dave Ortega recounts his grandmother’s immigration story
“A lot of people in Boston don’t associate Malcolm X with being a Boston figure. They don’t claim him. Let’s rediscover our own heroes and reclaim them and understand the complexities of who they were.”
“It was a 1993, I think. I loved that car. It got to be 276,000 miles and the air conditioning went out, and when I took it to my guy who’d kept it running for years he said all the hoses had disintegrated because of old age.”
from the 2017 Boston Women’s March preserved as an online archive
After the 2017 Boston Women’s March, thousands of participants left their protest signs around the iron fence surrounding the Boston Common Central Burying Ground. They were going to be thrown away—until three local teachers came along.
That’s what people tell Valerie Anselme, but her photos show what Haitians really look like
“Anytime I say I’m Haitian, I’ve had people look at me and say, ‘You don’t look Haitian,’” photographer Valerie Anselme says.
“It’s not only happened to me, it’s happened to other people I know.”
The 26-year-old Boston ...