Boston is the capital and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Boston city proper had a estimated population of 645,169.
With many colleges and universities within the city and surrounding area, Boston is an international center of higher education and a center for medicine. The city's economy is also based on research, electronics, engineering, finance, and high technology—principally biotechnology.
The city was ranked number one for innovation, both globally and in North America, for a variety of reasons. Boston has been experiencing gentrification, and has one of the highest costs of living in the United States, though it remains high on world livability rankings, ranking third in the US and 37th globally.
In 2002, Forbes Magazine ranked the Boston Public Schools as the best large city school system in the country, with a graduation rate of 82%. In 2005, the student population within the school system was 45.5% Black or African American, 31.2% Hispanic or Latino, 14% White, and 9% Asian, as compared with 24%, 14%, 49%, and 8% respectively for the city as a whole.
Boston has a climate that is continental in nature but with maritime influences owing to its coastal location. Summers are typically warm, rainy, and humid, while winters are cold, windy, and snowy. Spring and fall are usually mild, but conditions are widely varied, depending on wind direction and jet stream positioning.
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Phillis Wheatley was the first published African-American female poet. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent.
Frontispiece to Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects...
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First African-American Poet former slave Phillis Wheatley Oct 1, 1775
CHARLES CLEMONS MUHAMMAD SUPPORTS IMMIGRANT AND MUSLIM RIGHTS
Roxbury (January 30, 2017) – Charles Clemons Muhammad, a candidate for the Boston City Council's District 7,
led a march and rally last Thursday in Boston to show solidarity with Boston's immigrant and Muslim communities.
Muhammad organized the rally in response to President Donald Trump's executive order reinstating the
government's Secure Communities Program utilized by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to target
undocumented immigrants for removal.
"Many of our neighbors, children, friends, and loved ones
are living in fear. Children are scared that their parents will be
removed," Muhammad said to residents and Muslim leaders
at the rally.
Bill Wright, campaign manager for Muhammad, said
Bostonians need to defend immigrants, particularly recent
"Boston - and America - was built by immigrants. We all
have an obligation and a duty to stand up for new immigrants
in our country - the greatest land of opportunity on this
planet," he said.
Roxbury's population of nearly 60,000 residents is made up
of over 25 percent immigrants.
Trump's order directs the state department to withhold visas
or take other measures to ensure that nations agree to take
back immigrants removed from the United States. The order
also threatens to deny federal grant money to the nearly 300 Sanctuary Cities throughout the United States,
including Boston, that provide a safe haven for undocumented immigrants and refuse to comply with government
policies that tear apart families.
"We must not fear, but stand together. No child should be in fear of losing their parents and we must stick together
with our Muslim Community," said Muhammad, who, in addition to his support for Boston's immigrant and
Muslim communities, is advocating for affordable housing, quality education, community engagement, and
Boston's elderly and senior citizens.
Muhammad, a former Boston Police officer, said he intends to open a district office in Grove Hall and train
children to become civically engaged.
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Councillor Yancey cheers upcoming 42nd Annual Boston Caribbean Carnival
Boston City Hall (August 26, 2015) – Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey today praised the Caribbean American Carnival Association and its president, Shirley Shillingford, for organizing the upcoming 42nd Annual Boston Caribbean Carnival.
The Carnival begins in Boston this Saturday, August 29, 2015, 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of Warren Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard and ends at Franklin Park along Blue Hill Avenue.
Yancey, who has attended nearly every Carnival since its inception, says he’s enormously proud of the increased revenue, global distinction, and Caribbean culture the annual Carnival brings to the City of Boston.
Yancey said the Trinidadian-style Carnival will transform Boston into a stream of colorful costumes and passionate Caribbean sounds.
“I urge you to come out this Saturday and enjoy the best of Caribbean art, food, dance, and entertainment,” he said.
The Boston Caribbean Carnival, founded by the late Ken Bonaparte Mitchell and Ivy Ponder in 1973, annually attracts more than 600,000 people to Boston and is one of the nation’s most successful and longest running carnivals.
Many Carnival traditions evolved from the intricate African culture of creating masks and costumes through painting, sewing, welding and applying feathers, sequins and glitter.
Other Caribbean Carnival events this week include the King and Queen of Carnival, Thursday, August 27, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury; and J’ouvert on Saturday, August 29, 2015, 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Talbot and Blue Hill Avenues in Dorchester.
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A Little Rasta With Your Hair Cut - Category: Barber - - 777 Tremont St. (617) 247-7337 Boston, Massachusetts
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Bay State Banner - Category: African American Newspaper - 68 Fargo St #S811, Boston, MA, (617) 357-4900
Panopticon Gallery - Category: Art Gallery - Panopticon Gallery is one of the oldest fine art photography galleries in the United States. - Inside Hotel Commonwealth, 502C Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-2606 (617) 267-8929 - (visit website)
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The Black Library - Category: Black Book Stores - 325 Huntington Ave., suite 83 Boston, MA 02115 (617) 442-2400 (617) 445-7514
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