Welcome to the mobile Online Guide to Black Boston, a local information source for things to do, places to go, people to know and resources for the IYou. Find Black business and skilled trades and professional service firms, free movie tickets, investors who fund startups, See who is hiring, review affordable housing offers. We list entertainment events, black museums, black church reviews and more.

Black Boston Political Candidates Forum

A Meet the Candidates' Forum will be held Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the ABCD/Thelma D. Burns Building, 575 Warren St., Dorchester, MA. This is the first District 7 candidates’ forum. This is a FREE event.

Dance Party in Central Square June 30th

From 7-11pm The City of Cambridge annual dance extravaganza adds DJ spun music and colorful lights to the night streets of Central Square. party don't do clubs
Traffic is blocked, people pour into Central Square. Concieved in 1996 as part of the 150th anniversary celebration of Cambridge, the Dance Party returns each year attracting young and old to join in the festivities!


See who is hiring

Diversity and Inclusion hiring goals drive career opportunities. View Job Descriptions and Apply to these companies here looking for you.

Go Martha's Vineyard

Take as much time as you need to decided on doing our promotion to FIELD FARM AND SEA.
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Roxbury Innovation Center

The RIC is a great place to go for people or color who are starting or building a business. Advice and access to capital investors is waiting for you there. Check out roxburyinnovationcenter.org


Complimentary Movie Tickets

Access to advance movie screenings to Hollywood-made big screen movies are available from time to time from AboutBlackBoston.com when you sign-up. Sign-Up Link

Affordable Housing Services

We built Smallwall.net to offer access to offer affordable housing leads in Massachusetts.
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Personal Credit News

Just look at it

Transunion, Equifax and Expedian credit bureaus announced changes in May to how FICO scores are calculated. Book a private Free Credit Report Review with an expert. Ask what you can do to improve your credit score.


Boston Black Business Lists and Organizations

Boston Black Business Investors and Certification Authorities

Free Credit Report Evaluation Service

Urban Professional Group Directory

Our Urban Professonal Directory List

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FREE FUN FRIDAYS. Free admittance to 85 Museums and cultural exhibits for 10 Fridays during the Summer Starting Now!
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FRee Fun Friday Schedule

Events contributed by Diane Williams, STEM consultant

6/26 Intro to Javascript
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6/26 FAB@CIC Intro to Vinyl Cutting
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7/14 Reggae in the Park (FEE)
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Church and Religion

Boston Black Church reviews

The First Blacks in Boston
(BlackBoston, Massachusetts est. 1638)tm

In 2006 the first African American Governor of Massachusetts was elected to office. Listen to our podcast about that time. Boston's black community was established in 1638 when a group of Africans from Angola and 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. A communithy of them formed - Boston's first Black community, and it continues today.

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Things to Do - ongoing

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

  • The Roxbury Cultural District application is approved by the Commonwealth. Black Boston and Roxbury have much in common Now the Roxbury area will be branded a cultural district. You'll hear more about what African American influences will have on the multi-cultural town of Roxbury in the coming months.

  • Nestled on Beacon Hill is The Museum of African American History, a National Parks Service site. The African Meeting House and the Abiel Smith School are there. Visit and experience the oldest black church in America. MAAH has weekly speakers, on-going exhibits, late evening receptions and special exhibits and ceremonies.

  • 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 is moving a large scale development named TREMONT CROSSING but it will be a while. The Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists (NCAAA) is dedicated to the celebration, exhibition, collection and criticism of black visual arts heritage worldwide. The Museum presents a wide range of historical and contemporary exhibitions in many media, including painting, sculpture, graphics, photography and decorative arts. Among the resources offered at the Museum are its African, Afro-Latin, Afro-Caribbean and African American collections; an extensive slide archive, and a rich variety of education programs for young people and adults.