Welcome to the mobile Online Guide to Black Boston. This site links you to African American arts, businesses, places to eat, news and more.
Breath & Imagination
now running at the Lyric Stage until December 23, 2018 Select Seats
Roland Hayes was one of the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalists and Breath & Imagination is a play with music that chronicles the amazing journey of this pioneer from the plantation in Georgia to singing before kings and queens in Europe.
The Black Doll Museum near here offers Black Santa and KWANZAA events.
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The Black Community Information Center has released the KWANZAA Coordinating Committee's 2018 schedule of Kwanza events in Boston.
Read a longer list of Event Updates.
ROXBURY KIDS TOY GIVEWAY - A Free Event 12/21
Register Your Kids. Must be 1yr to 18 years old. - - click
Each year 8 friends get together to raise money to buy toys and gifts for Roxbury kids at an event full of fun and play. Join the 7th Annual We Love the Kids Event Friday, December 21st from 6pm-8pm at DCR Melnea Cass Recreational Center, 120 MLK BLVD, Roxbury, MA 02119. Free and open to the general public. contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 857.919.1552 for info.
Lv at 8am return by 5pm. Black Cultural Tours and more see tour list
Ayanna Pressly win Congressional Race
Boston's Ayanna Pressley is the first African American woman from Massachusetts elected by the people to the office of Congress in Washington, DC. She defeated incumbent Mike Capuano November 4th.
Black Boston makes history again
July 23rd - William Gross became the first Black Boston Police Commissioner in the history of the Boston Police Department today when he was appointed interim Commissioner until the current Commissioner retires August 4th. Gross currently serves as Superintendent in Chief of the Boston Police Department. Read the Mayor's Press Release here.
Before the appointment, Mr. Gross was the Deputy Superintendent covering Roxbury, Mission Hill, Mattapan,Dorchester and the Area C-6 sector of South Boston. Many who are vocal about the shortcomings of the Boston Police know him. Congrats! Mr. Gross. We wish you well.
explore black boston
Check out our sightseeing tours to African American points of interest and the Best of Boston sight seeing Trolley Bus tour, a 3 hour experience that is fully guided and narrated.
Black urban professional lists are here.
Boston Black Business lists are here
Boston Black Churches are here.
Hotel Rooms Prices are here
Things to do, places to go are here
People hiring AboutBlackBoston Online readers are here.
The Roxbury Cultural District is on its way. Stay tuned!
NCAAA is the The Museum the National Center of Afro-American Artists NCAAA.ORG
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.
The Museum of African American History, Beacon Hill MAAH.ORG
Visit and see the African Meeting House and the Abiel Smith School, witness the oldest black church in America, attend lectures and presentations by speakers, the on-going exhibits, the late evening receptionss and special exhibits and ceremonies.
the Malcom X home in Roxbury is a historic treasure. Malcom X family members, historians and the Boston Black community have kept its legacy alive. The Malcom X House is under development for visitation by the general public.
Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art COOPERGALLERYHC.ORG
The Cooper Gallery is the brainchild of noted Professor and TV host, Professor Henry Louis Gates of the series show on WGBH titled "Finding Your Roots," and "African Civilizations". Opened in 2014, the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery features exhibitions and installations of African and African American art. The gallery invites the public for exhibitions, artist talks, symposia, lectures and performances. Cooper Gallery integrates the institutes and archives of the Hutcins Center for academic inquiry.