Elected officials call for federal housing relief

Massachusetts elected officials gathered Wednesday to advocate for the inclusion of funds for housing-related provisions in the Biden administration’s Build Back Better reconciliation bill. The bill aims to use $3.5 trillion to address a variety of domestic policy priorities, including education, child care and environmental protections. Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Sen. Ed Markey are

From gang leader to mosque leader

Randy Muhammad’s involvement with the Nation of Islam began almost by happenstance, when, as a 16-year-old, he bought a cassette tape of one of Minister Louis Farrakhan’s speeches and was Intrigued by Farrakhan’s message of self-empowerment. Muhammad first heard of Farrakhan in the music of Public Enemy MC Chuck D. “He had a complicated lyrical

Council takes up lack of HVAC in schools

Boston City Council discussed plans to address the safety conditions of Boston Public Schools buildings and classrooms during extreme temperatures in a virtual meeting on Sept. 30. Councilor at-large and chair of Boston City Council’s Committee on Education Annissa Essaibi George led the discussion between representatives from Boston Public Schools (BPS), the Boston Education Justice

State intervention would solve none of BPS’s problems

After almost two years of pandemic uncertainty, vague communication and a revolving door of Boston School Committee member resignations, Governor Baker and his appointee Commissioner Jeff Riley have added a layer of stressful bullying by continuing to foster the idea of receivership for the Boston Public Schools. As though threatening state receivership was casual dinner

Life Expectancy Gap Between Black And White Americans Closes By Nearly 50 Percent In 30 Years

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