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Boston City Council and The Race For District 7

Black Boston | Politics


by Talia Whyte

A look at the candidates vying for the Boston City Council seat in District 7.
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Ruggles Rising

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

 In April of 2007, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved a proposed plan to develop the space into a project that would house the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, a theater, a school, office space, shops, restaurants, a parking garage, and housing.

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Barbara Lewis, Dir. of the William Monroe Trotter Institute on the 100th Anniversary of the NAACP

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Barbara Lewis, the director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute at UMass Boston, talks about the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NAACP.

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Denise Simmons, Mayor of Cambridge, MA

Black Boston | Politics

Before the controversial arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte sat down for a conversation with Mayor E. Denise Simmons about her thoughts on the gay rights movement.  The former city council member is the first openly lesbian African American to serve as mayor of Cambridge.  She recently married her long-time partner Mattie Hayes.

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Hill Harper, Actor & Author

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

Equal Education was the topic when Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte spoke with actor and author Hill Harper at the recent town hall meeting celebrating the Lincoln Centennial.

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Rosalyn Elder, On Bookstores in the Age of the Internet

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

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Don West, Boston's Photographer

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Don West has documented some of the most signigicant events and people in Boston's black community for over 25 years.

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Roxbury Discovered

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Tours of Roxbury reveal its front-row seat to history, from the Revolutionary War to Malcolm X.

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A Conversation with Kai Wright

Health | Politics | Science & Technology

 

An interview with journalist and AIDS activist Kai Wright.

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Rolling With Nia, Chatting with Dana: Honoring a Friend, Colleague, and Mentor

Education | Health

A profile of activist and children's book author Dana Wright

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