Octavia Estelle Butler
March 23-26th

the pre-eminent Black American science fiction writer
the first American science fiction writer to win a McArthur Fellowship GENUIS GRANT
(June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006)
Octavia Butler in Boston

her work to be performed on the ARTEMERSON stage
concert performance, 200 years of Black Music
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Welcome to the mobile Online Guide to Black Boston. We provide local information about things going on round you. African American cultural items, affordable housing leads, job openings, restaurant and night club picks, investors for Black businesses, Black church lists, Urban Professional groups and more are being posted with updates occuring frequently.

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Free Help on Immigration Issues

Immigration Consultants with Volunteer Attorneys are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (617)-635-298 a week in advance for an appointment. Meets FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAYS of every month from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Boston City Hall, Room 806.

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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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ART, Culture and Community

Anna Myer and Dancers/ Arts
March 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8:00 PM

What: Invisible: Imprints of Racism
Where: ArtsEmerson - 617.824.8400
Semel Theater, 10 Boylston Street Place

Invisible: Imprints of Racism is an hour-long piece that explores the embedded psychosocial and racial challenges that permeate life in America.

INVISIBLE: Imprints of Racism
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Thursday, February 23 – Wes Moore, Policing: The Rise and Rising Up of the Disillusioned
Best-selling author, veteran and Rhodes Scholar Wes Moore is the founder of BridgeEDU and STAND!, an organization which works with Baltimore youth in the criminal justice system. He joins BHCC to discuss urban policing in communities of color.

Thursday, March 23 – Ed Davis, Policing in America: The Changing Landscape of Our Cities & Law
Enforcement’s Role in Protecting Our Communities. Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, who was at the forefront of the emergency response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing and the arrests that followed, talks about the need for fundamental reforms to policing and the criminal justice system in America.

Urban Professionals

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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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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