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Haywood Fennell's production features Monica Anderson-Spencer in the role of opera superstar Marian Anderson. Collaborating with the production are Stajez Cultural Arts Center performers who will open the show with a specially created dance, followed by singing sensation Leon Beal. The stageplay spotlights Marian Anderson’s courageous fight against Jim Crow laws and segregation in the classical music world. You'll hear soaring blends of Opera, Spirituals and the Gospel. A show for the entire family, tickets are available at Nubian Notion in Dudley Square and by calling (617) 966-9594 for performances at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
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ORISHA DOMAIN: Photographs by Reginald Jackson
Explore the Orisha. Orisha are spiritual forces that manifest themselves through natural events and phenomena within the context of Yoruba cosmology. Learn about West African religious beliefs at the exhibit.
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Location:Museum of the National Center for Afro-American Art and Artists, 300 Walnut Avenue, Boston, MA 02119 (617) 442-8614 Tuesday-Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.
CAMBRIDGE, MA: The Harvard Film Archive is pleased to present PAM GRIER, SUPERSTAR from September 23 – November 11, 2016 with ( Pam Grier in person. )
Rising like an urban goddess from the tumult, confusion and bloodiness of Vietnam, the civil rights movement, the Black Panthers, the sexual revolution, women’s liberation, government conspiracies, assassinations and cover-ups, Pam Grier’s most famous screen personas—Coffy, Foxy and Sheba—seem to have been called into action by a civilization in upheaval.
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African American parents are invited to volunteer for a research study about culture and parenting practices. You might be eligible if you identify as African-American (Black American) and you have a child between the ages of 4 and 12. A $25 Gift Card is provided to participants. call (617) 358-2246 or e-mail email@example.com
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In 2006 the first African American Governor of Massachusetts was elected to office. Boston black community was established in 1638 when a group of Africans from Angola and West African nations were brought here on a ship. These black men and women, enslaved by dominant rivals in West African states, were traded out to Portuguese, Dutch, English and French merchants before arriving in Boston.
On radio, there is Boston Praise Radio on the dial at WBPG-LP 102.9 FM. See a list of Boston black churches here. AboutBlackBoston.com church reviews.
Over $300 million annual dollars transfers to the black business community from state and local governments buying from black owned companies registered in the state of Massachusetts.
Investors, accelerators and start-up incubators help create a vibrant, competitive Black Boston business environment. Numerous organizations assist people of color with capacity and financial growth.
BECMA - The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts is the latest advocate on the block. Principal of One United Bank, small businesses and Darryl's Corner Bar and Grill met with hundreds of community residents to discuss economic disparity. The FREEZE FRAME BOSTON event was well attended. Now BECMA Online continues the work.
SDO.GOV is the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office a free business certification state agency. At the local level The City of Boston Minority Business Enterprise Department targets minority vendors. In the New England Region, GNESDC the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council advocates for MBE, WBE and DBE inclusion.
Watch Roxbury Innovation Center events calendar for classes and workshops to help your business grow. The RIC as it is called is located in Dudley Square, home of Boston's latest innovation district. The mission of this one is to foster development among underserved populations and assist residents of Roxbury with building successful businesses.
The Epicenter, Smarter in City and the Fairmount Innovation Lab are but a few organizations serving Boston's startup sphere as capacity builders. The first two mentioned here offer cash funding, office space and mentors to help new businesses in the hood get up and going.
Here's that thoughtful Obama speech transcript about what he said when he spoke in Selma, Alabama on the 50th Anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” Civil Rights March.
Massachusetts history is deep and complete.
Monuments stand proud thoughout the Commonwealth. Black History attractions are well-kept, shined and nutured. Ten million of the most educated tourists in the world visit Boston's Faneuil Hall area each year for Boston attractions and Cape Cod scenery.
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Black Boston Population Counts
Boston is a majority-minority city. There are 150,437 black residents.
Going west there are 34,073 African American / blacks in Springfield Massachusetts. The town of Brockton has 29,276 blacks. Worcester has 21,056 blacks, the 12,308 black residents of Randolph represent the highest percentage of black residents per total population among any Massachusetts city or town. Cambridge Massachusetts has 12,253 black residents, the town of Lynn has 11,540 blackk residents, Malden has 8.796 black residents, Milton has 3,872 black residents, and the town of Everett has 5,962 African American black residents.
Brand new twin towers are going up over the Christian Science Center complex.
There is a lot of opportunity in Boston. Blacks add two billion dollars annually to Boston's $380B economy.
Employers are aggressively hiring people of color
Black history is no mystery in Boston. Here's how we got here.
The first Africans arrived in Boston aboard the slave ship named "Desire." Puritans from Boston England had settled. Together, they fought British rulers for independence. Black Yankees built a church and a school back in the day that still stands on Beacon Hill. Managed by the National Park Service, the Museum of African American History, the Abiel Smith School, and the original African Meeting House an church are at 20 Joy Street.
photos of the first black church in Boston after restoration
Guitar Man on the Ferdinand
black blues guitar man
artist mural on the Ferdinand Building (2005)
Boston Afro-Artists have plans for a new museum with entertainment complex.
Elma Lewis NCAAA Tower photo
of the Tremont Crossing Parcel 3 development.
statue of Phyllis Wheatley
America's first black poetess
co-founder of the black literature genre
Love for sports and the teams add to the city vibe. The pre-Marathon Red Sox games with Toronto gave fans something to cheer for. The Red Sox won the Friday night game by 5-3. Local sports media coverage of the Red Sox, the New England Patriots, the Boston Bruins, the Celtics and The New England Revolution often dominates TV news. Head out to a park, bargain for a ticket on the street if they're sold out and experience a game live. Its great!
We're excited to connect you to investors who fund businesses lead by people of color. Startup companies are the rave! And if you are already seeing revenue for your products, web site or creative, that's a good thing because you can get more capital to hit another milestone.
AboutBlackBoston.com lists investors who fund and mentor early stage companies with seed capital and advice.
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Homeowners, construction contractors, people seeking health counseling, tree removers, accountants and others are taking a look at our online referral database when looking for places to spend money and you can be there, its a free listing!