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FAMOUS BLACKS FROM MASSACHUSETTS


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TRADITIONAL MASSACHUSETTS FOODS


  • Lobster
  • Oysters
  • Corn Muffin
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Boston Cream Pie
  • Boston Creme
  • Cod
  • Clam Chowder
  • Haddock
  • Baked Beans
  • Bulkie Rolls
  • Roast Beef
  • Apples
  • Kielbasa
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie



 

   

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS?


  1. In the early 20th century, a number of African Americans immigrated to Massachusetts, although in somewhat fewer numbers than many other Northern states.

  2. The works of abolitionists contributed to subsequent actions of the state during the Civil War. Massachusetts was the first state to recruit, train, and arm a Black regiment with White officers, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial in Boston Common contains a relief depicting the 54th regiment.

  3. The Lowell National Historical Park, which focuses on some of the earliest mills and canals of the industrial revolution in the US, the Black Heritage Trail in Boston, which includes important African-American and abolitionist sites in Boston, and the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park all showcase various periods of the commonwealth's history.

  4. Tanglewood, in western Massachusetts, is a music venue that is home to both the Tanglewood Music Festival and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival.

  5. The United States Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that Massachusetts' gross state product in 2008 was US$365 billion. The per capita personal income in 2008 was $50,735, making it the third highest state in the nation.

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Dear Citizen,

We need your help. As a grassroots initiative, we are challenged by a small purse and are hoping you will be able to help us out. Our mission is to run a campaign for our 2018 ballot question asking citizens of Massachusetts whether they believe Holistic modalities should be covered by their legislatively mandated health insurance.

Unfortunately, the legislative process has become quite costly and estimates for this campaign are running into the millions, approximately $2.4 million. Right now, our goal is $225,000 by September 2017. Every little bit helps, both large and small, but remember we are up against a long-established tradition that has discounted holistic treatments for almost one hundred years. Western medicine has dominated the legislative process thereby controlling the choices available to patients.

It is time to take our power back and allow the people to have some choice in their healthcare. There is research coming out every day demonstrating the effectiveness of holistic modalities. Many citizens utilize these “alternative” therapies but even more would be open to the possibilities if the treatments were covered by their insurance coverage.

Your donation will give the citizens of Massachusetts the chance to voice their opinion. Give the people a voice; a holistic approach to holistic healthcare insurance coverage.

Please send your donation to: Holistic Healthcare Initiative of MA, P.O. Box 52342, Boston, MA 02205. You can visit us on Facebook @ Holistic Healthcare Initiative of MA

Thank you for your Support!
Dr. Kevin J. Lizotte, ND
Chairman
Holistic Healthcare Initiative of Massachusetts

PLEASE DONATE

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SALEM WILLOWS BLACK (PICNIC) FESTIVAL AKA NEGRO ELECTION DAY CONTINUES ITS 276 YEAR TRADITION OF SHARING FAMILY UNITY, CULTURE AND RENEWING THE SPIRIT OF HISTORY

FRMAINGHAM, MA (May 20, 2017) – Salem Willows Black (Picnic) aka Negro Election Day hosted by Salem United will welcome thousands of visitors during its one day phenomenal display of family, friends, diversity and culture. In its 276 th year, the Salem Willows Black Picnic has expanded to develop into one of Salem’s cultural events, as well as the largest contributor to the preservation of African American history in the North Shore and beyond through celebration.

Salem United’s mission to become a catalyst to protect and preserve this Tradition has proven successful over the past few years. This year the Festival has assembled expert local Organizations as vendors to empower, educate and uplift residents in Salem and throughout Massachusetts.

Upholding the History of Salem Willows Black (Picnic) Festival aka Negro Election Day is a means to demonstrate the historical importance of the first Black Voting process in the Country while increasing efforts to empower minorities in their cities and towns, which will lead to lowering economic, health and educational disparities, through our mini health fair with a bone marrow diver, educational vendors and our annual voter drive.

“Salem United’s ongoing diligence to preserve and revitalize this local tradition and its continued spirit to raise awareness of this historical Black Event, celebrated the 3rd Saturday in July is the first priority”, said Doreen Wade, President of Salem United. “Now 276 years later, this little known black history fact, Salem Willows Black Picnic aka Negro Election Day is returning to roots as the largest event of its kind solely dedicated to preserving and restoring its historical significance while making it relevant to today.”

Negro Election Day may be called Salem Willows Black (Picnic ) Festival but it is the oldest Black History Event in the Country, setting it sites to become the largest Black Historical Tradition in New England and setting the standards as the model for pride and empowerment. Salem United’s parade gives back to the Community, Black unsung hero’s of yesterday yet honoring the accomplishments of today’s unsung heroes.

Our parade theme: “Honoring Those Who Serve”, welcomes and introduces Masonic history part of our past culture while working to build positive relationships between the Blue and Black Community, positive images which show inclusion and not exclusion. And this year welcomes the historical inclusion of our Salem Willows Queen which dates back to the 1740’s, Mrs Massachusetts International. And our Grand Marshal will be Mr. Marvin Gilmore who in his own right is a historical military figure.

Although the Festival’s history began in Salem, MA, 276 years ago visitors throughout Massachusetts and New England come and are amazed to know that its history is more than a day coming together and grilling in Salem Willows Park. Is a long and honorable history of a freed Slaved, who took his land he obtained by his ex slave owner and allowed Blacks throughout New England to gather.

Then these same Blacks voted for this man to serve as King/Governor to represent the issues, concerns and need of the Black Community. This became the first political voting process in America by any freed Black Persons in the US,. Salem Willows Park will officially open on Saturday, July 1, 2017 and run through that day.

FESTIVAL EVENTS
Gates Open: 9:00 a.m
Parade: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Community Awardee’s/Honoree’s: 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Vendors Open: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

ENTERTAINMENT
Stage Opens 10:00 a.m.

*Note: Various forms of entertainment will act throughout the day. Admissions are FREE all day.

ART RAFFLE
Visitors have a chance to win one a beautiful painting by artist Clarence Pointer, Master Pencil Artist to enjoy in their own home by purchasing raffle tickets and depositing them in their ticket container. Raffle will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017..

Salem Willows Black Picnic aka Negro Election Day is located at Salem Willows Park at 167 Fort Ave, Salem, MA 01970 For more information, please call (781) 502-5512 or visit www.salemunitedinc.org

About Salem United
Salem United fosters maturity in economics, politics, culture, sports, arts and academics; through its diverse communities, encouraging everyone to work together as one. Salem United Board came together, to maintain the historic importance of the Salem Willows Black Picnic and join individuals, organizations and companies in bettering our communities.

Salem United’s goal for Negro Election Day aka Salem Willows Black (Picnic) Festival is to continue a commitment to the historical significance of the Black Picnic for all ages, with an emphasis on maintaining family values.

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Preserving African American History in Boston.
 
In this lecture and Question and Answer Session, Openly Gay Stand Up Comedian Sampson tackles the issues of race, sexuality and gender for the 2011 Black History Month Lecture Series at Cambridge Ridge & Latin High School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 
Blacks in Mass. Schools Outperforming U.S. Peers.



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DEMOGRAPHICS & QUICK FACTS
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Demographics of Massachusetts
By Race White Black American Indian Asian Hispanic
total population 82.7% 6.1% 0.2% 4.8% 8.3%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

Quick Facts:
  1. Massachusetts ranks #7 as best states to live.  Source

  2. Percentage of black-owned firms, 2.3%

  3. 52.7% of Bay Staters are female and 47.2% are male.


State Symbols:

Massachusetts Flag
The Flag of the State of Massachusetts


  • Flower - Mayflower
  • Bird - Chickadee
  • Song - “All Hail to Massachusetts”
  • Tree - American Elm
  • Insect - Ladybug
  • Beverage - Cranberry Juice
  • Cookie - Chocolate Chip
  • Muffin - Corn Muffin
  • Dessert - Boston Cream Pie

    Nickname: The Bay State
    Motto(s): Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (Latin)
    Capital: Boston


5 Largest Cities:
  1. Boston
  2. Worcester
  3. Springfield
  4. Lowell
  5. Cambridge
 












 
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