Trinity Boston Foundation is looking for an organized, self-motivated, and enthusiastic leader in youth work to join Sole Train: Boston Runs Together and this dynamic, fast‐growing community‐change organization. With a mission to unlock opportunity and change the odds for the youth of Boston, the organization delivers programs that serve youth and families by building a dense network of relationships and community support for youth citywide.
May 8th, 2019 – The Boston Foundation presented its findings at the BOSTON INDICATORS website in a report and presentation titled Changing Faces of Greater Boston. Some of the African American research highlights are shown in the graphic images below. The report studied Asian Americans in Greater Boston, African Americans in Greater Boston, Native Americans in Greater Boston and Latinos in Greater Boston.
The African American population count remains relatively flat while others rose. The Asian population increased more than the rest. The Town of BROCKTON leads in Black progress indicators in the report. A lot of highly educated Africans are immigrating into Massachusetts.
Boston has challenges with population retention. They are more white people dying than there are being born or coming to Boston as new residents. Also, Black grads are more likely to leave town after receiving their degrees from area universities, than stay. Boston City Hall and the Boston Chamber of Commerce are deploying measures to hopefully stem this Black brain drain.
At video time mark 1.56:00 (scroll the playhead forward) a business owner says the information he received about retail pedestrian traffic flow was wrong and that’s why some Black businesses have failed. There have been a lot of closures in Dudley Square.
The video is a deep 3.0 hour conversation with dreamers and the business owners still standing in Dudley Square, talking about what need to happen for them to SURVIVE..
Hear what artists, entrepreneurs, developers and residents have to say about the SURVIVAL of Black Businesses in Roxbury Cultural District.
I had to live over there, you could live over here. My credit was better than yours, but the bank said no. The Federal Government had a policy about housing. That’s their job. They make policy and they had one that said “colored folks can’t get our great affordable housing deals, they for white people.” HUD, the federal department of Housing and Urban Development did that. What about the Chinese. The Vietnamese immigrant? Didn’t have it hard like Black folks? Why yes, you can choose a number for their difficulties, then imagine the number you can’t see because it is off the chart. Black Holes are big and invisible.
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Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Nick Searcy, John Gallagher Jr., and Bruce McGill Trailer
Synopsis: Based on a true story, THE BEST OF ENEMIES centers on the extraordinary relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), a fearless and outspoken civil rights activist who faced off against C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader, to blaze the way for school desegregation in Durham, North Carolina, in 1971.
“US” by Jordan Peele
Previously Screened 3/19.
A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL
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SYNOPSIS:A joyous family reunion turns into a hilarious nightmare as
MADEA and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia and unexpectedly plan a funeral,
which threatens to reveal sordid family secrets.
The movies below were recently screen and Guest List members received free tickets.
confused ….by love a film by Boston director,producerand actor Crosby Tatum screened February 14th, at ShowPlace ICON on the Seaport.
This is the 50th Anniversary of Boston’s Basic Black TV show. It began as Say Brother in 1968 during the height of the civil rights movement as a response to the demand for public television programs reflecting the concerns of communities of color.
Find Basic Black on Facebook and access show episodes or tune it up at WGBH Channel 2 and PBS.org online.
The Roxbury Cultural District Celebrates Year 1
Visit roxburyculturaldistrict.org. The inaugural gala reception for the one year designation anniversary of the Roxbury Cultural District is being held at The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building at 2300 Washington Street Roxbury, MA 02119 on May 18, 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Backstage capital raises $36M to fund startups founded by People of Color and LGBT individuals.
Read all about it at backstagecapital.com. This woman-led investment fund looks everywhere to find great startups run by under-represented people to fund. Fund seekers will find out how to apply on their web site.
On the AboutBlackBostonOnline Business Hookup Page you see 25 Black Investors and investment companies that write big checks to entrepreneurs of color and female startup founders with a hot business idea.
Visit AboutBlackBoston.org Getaways The trips, tours, charter bus and trolley bus transportation service featuring day trips to Black New England Heritage sites and institutions and admission tickets to popular attractions and adventures.
On City of Boston property at the Dudley Square MBTA bus terminal, minority developers are proposing to construct new buildings that will go up in 2021 at an average cost of $80,000,000, which includes $20,000,000 of Boston taxpayer dollars. Plans call for hiring Blacks, minorities and people of color to construct the project.
The PLAN: Dudley Square Project Review Committee (PDPRC), Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), and Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) held previews of developer proposals in response to the recent Request for Proposals (RFP) for city vacant land in Dudley Square.
The new buildings will contain apartments, community activation spaces, retail space and provide cash equivalent benefits for a long time to come to small business and non-profits operating in the immediate area.
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