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MLK event locations

January 16th, 8am.
Breakfast Tickets, $50
Annual Memorial Breakfast
Boston Convention Center


Monday, January 17th 9:30am-12:00pm OR 12:30pm-3:00pm
Curley School, 493 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain. directions: T: Orange line to Stonybrook or #39 Bus (Corner of South Huntington & Centre St.)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in the street.

Morning Star Baptist Church
Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan

Morning Star web site

New Convenant Church Without Walls Bos, Sto

Jubilee church Blue Hill ave web site

Saint Paul AME, Bishop Allen Drive Cambridge

Saint Paul AME web site

Saint Stephens Boston South End
419 Shawmut Ave

Second Sunday of Epiphany, celebrating MLK
Saint Stephens Boston web site

BETHEL African Methodist Episcopal of Jamaica Plain

Bethel of Jamaica Plain web site

Tweltfh Baptist Church, Roxbury

12th Baptist Web site

City of Cambridge

Many Helping Hands MLK Day of Service:
Monday, 1/16 from 2:00-5:00 pm, in the church undercroft.
Cambridge Ma. web site

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Job Openings

Companies are diversifying their personnel roster African Americans, Blacks, other minorities, women, veterans and disabled persons. If you are looking for a position take a look in our Job Box. Entry level, Intern and Experienced workers are wanted. Open this page to see advertised neighborhood jobs, career openings and learn about the companies we are helping to recruit candidates.

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Jewish Vocational Services has openings for counselors and ESOL Instructors in Lawrence, Lynn, Dorchester, Hyde Park and Boston.

Belmont Savings Bank seeks to fill open positions.

Wyman Gordon is seeking to hire a Financial Analyst. download the contact.

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Apartment lottery updates

Apartment lotteries are run when real estate is marketed to renters and buyers who have incomes between $20K and $106K. And housing vouchers help people making less than $20K compete for lottery and waitlist openings. See Housing Lottery List

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Hollywood-made movies - complimentary passes to advance movie screenings featuring your favorite film stars. Current Offer

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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

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Carrie Mae Weems
Ethelbert Cooper Gallery

The Cooper Gallery presents the evocative work of internationally acclaimed photography and video installation artist Carrie Mae Weems, recipient of the 2013 MacArthur “Genius” grant and the 2015 W. E. B. Du Bois Medal.
Carrie Mae Weems

The exhibition highlights her storytelling tableaux that question our social constructs of power, race, and space and pose a more multi-dimensional concept of humanity. Organized in three parts, Beauty, Legacies, and Landscapes, the installation illuminates our social and aesthetic vistas—both real and imagined—and centers on Weems' stunning expressions of black beauty.

Location: Mt. Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 496-5777 Tues - Sat 10-5 pm.

Urban Professionals

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African American women in Massachusetts or CT aged 20 or older who have attended a Pentecostal church and experienced depression are invited to participate. Contact Dawn Davis, Ph D candidate. call Dawn Davis at (413)-233-7195 or email

First Blacks in Boston

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.

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Ongoing Events

Coffee Hour
What: The Friends of Codman Square Branch Library are hosting a weekly coffee and conversation hour. Coffee and friends - the perfect combination! When: Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Where: Codman Square Branch Library, 690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02111. More info: Please call 617-436-8214

Immigration Consultants with Volunteer Attorneys
What: These consultations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call at least 1 week in advance for interpretations other than Spanish and/or disability accommodations. When: The first and third Wednesdays of every month from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Where: Boston City Hall, Room 806. More Info: Please call 617-635-2980

$1 Friday Nights at Boston Children’s Museum
What: Every Friday evening families can enjoy the entire Boston Children’s Museum for $1. The museum includes an Art Studio, Construction Zone, and more. When: Friday nights from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Where: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston
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Black Museums

  • On Beacon Hill in downtown Boston, the National Parks Service hosts the Museum of African American History. You can do walking tours, hear guest speakers and learn about Boston's African and African American history.

  • Visit the Massachusetts Historical Society for the collections of writer and activist Phillis Wheatley, the gallery of Boston's Slavery and Freedom history and attend free onsite events at the building on 1154 Boylston Street, Back Bay Boston.

  • the Malcom X home in Roxbury is a historic treasure. The house had fell into disrepair but historians took note and new development is ongoing. The grounds were recently excavated, artifacts were found, the objects are in production for future exposition while sponsors are developing the house to become a destination and attraction.

  • The Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists brings th