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Benjamin Clementine — the uncategorizable London-based singer-poet, pianist, and composer who won England’s coveted Mercury Prize for his 2015 debut album At Least for Now — has been compared to Nina Simone, Antony, and Édith Piaf for his striking, otherworldly vocal delivery.
Catch Benjamin Clementine at MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247 on Saturday, October 15, at 8:30pm.
All about the Roxbury Cultural District project. more info
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
The Trotter Institute at UMASS is conducting a survey of black immigrants to learn what you need in Boston. Enter survey online for chance to win a $25 Gift card.
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.
Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park 2016 every Tuesday thru August. Origination performs for children in the morning. In the evening, jazz and pop music artists perform on stage. Free all summer at Franklin Park and Golf Course.
FREE ADMISSION on Fridays to 87 museums and cultural sites. View the Fun Free Fridays Schedule.
Invisible: Imprints of Racism dance performance at Ramsay Park
An inner-city dance group produced by Anna Myer and collaborators, with a grant from NEFA, will perform "Invisible: Imprints from Racism" at Ramsay park basketball court and then at Franklin Field House Development outdoors in the hood. The show features Boston’s leading hip hop and modern dancers, and poets. In making the piece, diversity was intentional to ensure "Invisible" includes a wide variety of viewpoints and personal experiences regarding racism. Mayor Walsh is expected to attend. Contact Jennifer Effron, 917-494-4417 for more info.
Salsa clases - salsa classes will be held at White Stadium in Franklin Park. Info available from FranklinParkCoalition.org. Lessons are free.
BostonFab and LiteWorks events - various events coming up.
ARTSEmerson | Huntington Theatre | Company One | Hibernian Hall performance theater - see schedule at artsboston.org.
Jazz - live shows all over town, local acts and touring jazz stars in clubs, restaurants and outdoors See Jazzboston.org listings.
1,000 family events are listed in the COB Summer in the Parks Program Guide.
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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.
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a digital database of firms operating in Massachusetts.
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.
Black Boston Population Counts
Boston has 150,437 black persons. Go West and there are 34,073 in Springfield. The town of Brockton has 29,276. Worcester has 21,056, the 12,308 black residents of Randolph represent the highest percentage of black residents per total population among a Massachusetts city or town. Cambridge has 12,253 blacks, Lynn has 11,540, Malden has 8.796, Milton has 3,872, Everett has 5,962. source: New England Blacks in Philantrophy / UMASS Trotter Inst study
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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.
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
While a majority of blacks live in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan, which is referred to as Black Boston, the richest blacks have lived outside these borders, but that may change with the gentrification of Dudley Square well underway.
Boston Ma is a majority-minority city where 53% of the population are people of color.
Your opportunities are endless here.
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.
Black and Minority Business Owners are encouraged to SIGN-UP for future referrals.
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!