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Opioid Crisis: A New Approach to Addiction

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Heroin overdose deaths nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013. Opioid painkillers have a direct link to heroin addiction. Although not mentioned enough, opiate abuse is widespread among communities of color. Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President and CEO of the Dimock Center; and Emily Stweart, Executive Director of Casa Esperanza tell us why the new approach to addiction is more effective for communities of color.

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Project 351: Answering The Call To Service

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Health | Politics

By Talia Whyte

Gov. Deval Patrick joined over 400 8th graders representing every city and town in Massachusetts Jan. 15 to commence his administration’s ambitious youth service day – Project 351.
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Roxbury's "Living Legends": A Women's History Tour

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Artist Susan Thompson participated as a “living legend” in a trolley tour March 19, examining the contributions of Roxbury women to Boston history. The tour was hosted by Discover Roxbury as part of their women’s history month celebrations.


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Say Brother On Health: Alcoholism & Treatment - 1974

Black Boston | Health | Politics

Howard Hughes, director of the Dimock Community Health Center's alcoholism program, talks about fighting with the state for detoxification centers dedicated to minorities.

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