The continuity between Africa and today’s Black Boston has been consistent since the first Africans set foot in Boston. That year was 1638. Boston would not be what it is without them. They gave Abolitionists a purpose. The economy a boost. The homeowner a caretaker. The soil, their tender loving care. They navigated seas, fought wars and won for Early America. Africans came and never left. The Africans are as old as the Pilgrims. Their bones are here.
BlackBoston.com is an African American oriented web site portal to black culture in Greater Boston and connected communities.
On BlackBoston.com The Directory Menu provides Black Boston community meetings and activity listings, a Black church directory, Black-owned business lists, entertainment events going on and more.
BlackBoston.com offers Amazon benefits to Amazon account holders. Underneath these screens are over a million products you can purchase with your Amazon accounts.
When you buy from Amazon we will make a few percentage points on the sale. We named the feature ROPO – that is research online before purchasing online.
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Where Black People Are In Boston
For a city with 150,000 African Americans and over 200,000 blacks, Boston is a majority-minority city.
Black Night Clubs – Following the Black Boston night club scene, clubgoers are portable. They are just as likely to party inside a brick and mortar establishment as they are to surf the ocean waves aboard a small cruise ship headed around the harbor or to distant islands.
Monroe’s in Cambridge and Mosley’s on the Charles, Thelonious Monkfish and VFW meeting houses are just a few host locations for clubbing. There’s the Bella Luna and the Milky Way in Jamaica Plain that’s been around a while. Downtown Bar Restaurants The Good Life is happening — there are plenty of those. Like Foundation Room at Fenway, the MFA Museum of Fine Arts; #WhatdoDoNow EpiCenter dates.
Google “KILLERBOOM BOX,” “KICKBACK BOSTON,” “Ethnic Online” and “LITEWORKS” to tap into active social organizations who produce Black and multicultural night club events all over the place.
Please allow us to recommend Darryl’s Corner Bar and Grill owned by entrepreneur Darryl Settles for food, jazz and drinks. For seafood, Legals. AT Bowdoin and Washington in Dorchester, there’s Down Home soul food carry out. Mattapan Square has Brothers Restaurant. Food choices excel in Black Boston. Any taste you have can be satisfied. Stashes. Dudley Cafe in Dudley Square restaurants. Pizza Joints. Burgers. Muslim restaurants. Codman Square in Dorchester has a long series of Jamaican and Caribbean restaurants. ROTI. Bakers. Vegetarian. We have it all.
BRUNCH – Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen tops for Sunday morning brunch with others right there too. Too many to listm, askf for a recommendation.
The DCBK Restaurant and Jazz bar is also host to economic development forums bringing the best and the brightest people of color together with celebrities and civic leaders for discussion.
Wally’s Jazz pub owned by the family, and Slade’s – all these in the South End near Ruggles – where Slade’s has a popular scene for foodie’s and live dance floor action. Darryl’s is a consistent winner of “Best of Boston” awards and Wally’s is a hot jazz and Guiness beer spot where you’ll hear the world’s best contemporary jazz musicians mixed with students from Berklee.
Black Boston is a radio audience. When surveyed, over 80% of African Americans said they listen to a radio station sometime during their day. Black radio stations in Boston play Christian/Gospel, Adult Contemporary, R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, Rap and Jazz music blends from station brands named Bass of Boston, Boston Praise Radio, Big City FM, and the internet only Touch FM, the self-decribed fabric of the black community.
The Black Night Club Hotspot List is always changing. Follow Black Boston Tweets @blackboston and pay attention for social organizers BostonFab, Ethnic Online, StyleitUp and LiteWorks for event announcements. The millennial group KickBackBoston, EpiCenter and KillerBoomBox are always programming DJ mix and Cypher social nights. For theater buffs, check up with ArtsEmerson, Company One and The Hungtinton Theatre for stage plays and undefinable performances. The July annual Roxbury Film Festival fetes filmmakers of color at the Museum of Fine Arts and venues across town.
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Blacks on Boston television. Hats off to The BASIC BLACK TV series show broadcast on the PBS WGBH 2 network. They have been on television longer than Professor Henry Louis Gates covers Black issues affecting Black Boston and the world.
WCVB Channel 5 airs the Karen Holmes Ward CityLine Show. Bryon Barnett Urban Update is a show on Channel 7 WHDH.
Blacks on the Internet are found on the world’s first Boston Black and Gold colored web site named the Online Guides to Black Boston and AboutBlackBoston Online.
Some of the domains co-existing with The BlackStonian and BayState Banner sites are Aboutblackboston.com, Roxbury.tv, boston.blacksoftware.com, Movef.com and Smallwall.net – the affordable housing supply site we build and maintain.
Depending on which metric you use: web server logs counts 40,000 unique visitors and 149,000 unique visitors every 10 mos. When we reach the goal of consistently receiving 70,000 18+ adults per month, it will be great!
Because 87% of African Amerian in the United States are online, we’re thinking that 70,000 uniques are the most we will ever have as regular Boston viewers across our site properties.
Our viewers represent the media industry, regional companies, global companies, local small businesses and entrepreneurs, universities, schools and colleges, social and political activists, families at home planning things to do and places to go, and anybody else interested in African American culture.
A senoir marketing manager for InterActive One brought up in a dialogue that they (owners of Blackplanet.com) believe there are 255,000 Boston area active African American / Black users on the internet and social media networks.
There are a bit less than 500,000 total blacks in Massachusetts so yes, this number is believable.
A new startup project you can help us with is the first member-owned online digital news coop if community capital ownership is important to you. You get a piece of the rock.
Blacks are active online at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Black Boston Tweets network is @blackboston.