“It was to create a different municipality that was a majority of people of color and working class folks, because we wanted a seat at the table.”
Friday marks 55 years since the assassination of Malcolm X, and the complexities of his life and his death are increasingly being examined from different angles. A lesser-known but fascinating character in Malcolm X’s life is Hakim Jamal, his “cousin” who, like Malcolm X, transformed from a Roxbury hoodlum to an author and activist.
In the long relay race of oppressed communities and the global working class, Chuck Turner picked up the baton in the 1960s as a young activist in the Northern Student Movement (a wing of the civil rights movement). By Christmas Day 2019 when he walked on, that beginning had been eclipsed by a series of powerful base-building projects—many that at once challenged the ruling class while creatively empowering the excluded and the exploited.
"Skippy’s been around since, what, 1961? Skippy is Boston history."
Here, five individuals associated with RAR share their memories of Boston back then, what they gained from having RAR in their lives, and how, in 2019, we can continue to honor the groundwork RAR laid for a better Boston.
In a state that sets up former inmates for failure, this program offers hope through education and more
The recently unveiled Community Land Trust offers a solution for some of the anxiety that homeowners and renters alike may be feeling.
Despite occasional hiatuses, he’s always made it a point to come back strong, to leave a mark, and his latest project follows suit.
BAMS Fest returns for a second year with new twists and attractions
Meet LIPSTICK, Boston’s ladies involved in putting a stop to inner-city killing