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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.

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ROXBURY PATRIOT'S DAY

4/17 - ROXBURY PATRIOTS’ DAY
The Roxbury Collaborative presents Roxbury Patriots’ Day on Monday, April 17, 2017 at The First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam St., Roxbury, MA. From 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., buffet breakfast; 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., program includes scholarship presentations, William Dawes ride re-enactment, historic recitations and historic talk on Elma Lewis by Barry Gaither; and at 11:00 a.m., trolley tours led by Thomas Plant and State Representative Byron Rushing. This is a FREE event.


JACQUELYN STOKES PRESENTS
Tin roof Top Gospel Concert


PERSONAL SERVICES

Credit and Debt Expertise

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Credit and debt improvement expertise

CREDIT SCORE and DEBT SETTLEMENT ADVISE
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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.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Jobs Vacancies and Open Positions - now hiring

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PROMOTIONS

$15 cash gift

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Advance movie screenings from Hollywood

Download complimentary passes to advance movie screenings featuring your favorite film stars. View offers


APARTMENT RENTS

Affordable income-restricted apartment lottery updates

- Section 8 vacancy updates

- Affordable Apartments by Lottery

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BUSINESS NETWORKING

Black Business Referrals Available

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Urban Professional Group Directory

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Event to Share

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4/18 - Volunteer Night at Rosie's Place
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4/18 - Learn Lab Small Business Workshop: Search Engine Marketing
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4/18 - UNVEILING OF THE LOWER ROXBURY BLACK HISTORY PROJECT
The Unveiling of the Lower Roxbury Black History Project will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute at Northeastern University, 40 Leon St., Boston, MA. Join President Joseph E. Aoun for the unveiling of the Lower Roxbury History Project. The project features dozens of interviews with Roxbury leaders, compiled over decades, which now will be available to the public. A reception will follow. To RSVP, Click HERE: sign-up online. This is a FREE event.

4/18 - Boston Professional Hiring Event
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4/20, 5/15, 5/16, 5/22, 5/25 - KENNEDY LIBRARY FORUMS
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Dorchester, MA is pleased to present the Kennedy Library Forums, a series of public affairs programs on a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topicsreflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy. Doors open an hour before each forum begins. For moreinformation or to make a reservation, call (617) 514–1643 or Click HERE: https://www.jfklibrary.org/Events-and-Awards/Forums.aspx. Reservations guarantee a seat in the building, but not in the main hall. Once the main hall is full, audience members will be seated in an overflow theater where the forum will be streamed live. This is a FREE event.

Thursday, April 20 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Dr. Andrew Farah discusses his new book Hemingway’s Brain with Dr. Linda Miller.

Monday, May 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Stephen Kennedy Smith and Douglas Brinkley, co-editors of JFK: A Vision of America, discuss President Kennedy’s legacy with Frederik Logavall.

Tuesday, May 16 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Award-winning author and former Boston Globe correspondent John A. Farrell will discuss his new book, Richard Nixon: The Life.

Monday, May 22 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Tom Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie discuss their new book The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK’s Five-Year Campaign.

Thursday, May 25 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. – David McCullough discusses his new collection of speeches


Church and Religion

Boston Black Church reviews


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RESEARCH STUDIES: Volunteers receive pay

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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 gnking@bu.edu
PARENTS RESEARCH STUDY


Pentecost Church Research with Black Individuals
volunteers recruited for research in Boston

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 dawn.davis@waldennu.edu


HISTORY and CULTURE

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

  • 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.