Dorchester, Massachusetts






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A Taste of Dorchester, Massachusetts

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT DORCHESTER?

  1. Dorchester is a dissolved municipality and current neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.



  2. Dorchester is now a large working class community with many African Americans, European Americans (and is still a center of Irish American immigration), Caribbean Americans, Latinos, and East and Southeast Asian Americans. Recently, there has been an influx of young professionals, gay men, and working artists to the neighborhood, adding to its diversity.

  3. The sections of Dorchester have distinct ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic compositions with the residents of the western, central and parts of the southern sections of the neighborhood are predominantly African Americans.

  4. Throughout its history, Dorchester has had periods of economic revival and recession. In the 1960s and 1970s, Dorchester was particularly hard hit by economic recession, high unemployment, and white flight.

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Demographics of Dorchester, Massachusetts

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

32%

36%

1%

11%

12%

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.

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Famous Blacks from Dorchester, Massachusetts

     
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Businesses in Dorchester, Massachusetts


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Fresh Start Natural Salon -  Category: Hair Salons -   373B Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02122 (617) 825-6027

  2. K Zee African Braiding & Supplies -  Category: Hair Salons -   338 Washington St, Dorchester, MA 02121-3908 (617) 282-2575

  3. Muriel's Natural Hair Care -  Category: Hair Salons -   768 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124 (617) 282-5386

  4. Natural Kinks of Boston -  Category: Natural Hair Salons -   Dorchester, MA 02124 (617) 312-2274

  5. Olives Universal Textures -  Category: Hair Salons -   162 Norfolk Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 (617) 436-3800

  6. Royal Tree Hair Care & Barber Salon -  Category: Hair Salons -   162 Norfolk Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 (617) 436-3800

  7. Special Ef-X Hair Salon -  Category: Hair Salons -  1454 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124 (617) 265-0669

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Chez Vous Roller Rink -  Category: Skating Rinks -   11 Rhoades Street, Dorchester Ctr, MA 02124 (617) 825-6877  - (reviews)

  2. Soul Food Design -  Category: Graphic Designer -   20 Dawes St # 2, Dorchester, MA 02125-1722 (617) 288-2343  - (reviews)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Chef Lee's II Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food -  554 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125 (617) 436-6634  - (reviews)

  2. Down Home Delivery & Catering -  Category: Catering -  2 Bowdoin St., Dorchester, MA 02124 (617) 288-0813  - (reviews)

  3. M & M Ribs -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  200 Geneva Ave, Dorchester, MA 02121 (617) 825-9667

  4. Mrs Jones -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  2255 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02124 (617) 696-0180  - (reviews)

  5. Poppa B's -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  1100 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124 (617) 925-0700

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


CloseBasic Black: A Visit to Chez Vous Skating Rink, Dorchester

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CHURCHES



  1. Charles Street AME Church -  551 Warren Street, Dorchester, MA 02121-1806 (617) 442-7770

  2. Little Zion Church of God In Christ -   70 Wayland St, Dorchester, MA 02125-2818 (617) 427-0252 - (visit website)

  3. Mount Joy Church of God In Christ Jesus -  88 Erie St Dorchester, MA 02121 (617) 822-2329

  4. Universal Cogic -  242 Bowdoin Street Dorchester, MA 02122-1810 (617) 436-4766

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Annual African American Ball
    (Held in February - Dorchester, MA) - (visit website)

    Annual African American Ball Celebrating Black History Month.


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