BOSTON/Roxbury – Following the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson County, Missouri protestors took the streets of Boston on Saturday.
Pro-Choice Massachusetts – State House
In a statement released last week, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts thanked Gov. Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley, Senate President Therese Murray, State Senator Harriette Chandler, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo for their efforts in filing the bill entitled, An Act to Promote Public Safety and Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities, which aims to address safety concerns that have arisen since the US Supreme Court struck down the Massachusetts buffer zone law.
BOSTON/Roxbury – A Roxbury man is suing the Benjamin Healthcare Center (BHC) alleging that his former employer failed to pay him earned overtime and vacation pay.
BOSTON/Roxbury - A local activist was put on pre-trial probation at the Boston Municipal Court in Roxbury on Wednesday in lieu of a trial based on charges of assaulting a Boston Police Department officer.
Linda Jenkins, who is the congregational director of the Community Church of Boston and an activist in a number of causes, including Occupy Boston, was arrested at a protest during President Obama’s visit to Boston in June last year.
BOSTON/Roxbury – Peace activists joined with city officials and the MBTA this week to launch a new phase in a campaign to reduce violence in Boston.
BOSTON/Roxbury - A mix of disbelief, anger, a loss of faith in the justice system, and resilience were on display Sunday as Boston reacted to the verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
BOSTON/Roxbury - Close to 300 people - led by African-American students in the new Boston4Justice network - marched from the Ruggles MBTA Station to Dudley Square on Saturday to demand that George Zimmerman, the confessed killer of Sanford, FL teen Trayvon Martin, be put on trial for murder. The event was peaceful. There was a moderate police presence, no incidents and no arrests.
BOSTON/Roxbury – Over 400 Roxbury residents, activists, students, #OccupyBoston activists and supporters from around Boston assembled at Dudley Square for the first Community Speak Out/Rally on Friday. Jamarhl Crawford, editor of The Blackstonian, and Cornell Mills organized the Speak Out - which featured speakers ranging from Denise Williams, whose two nephews were murdered while returning from a family barbecue on July 4, 2011, to community organizer, educator and longtime political activist Mel King. The Speak Out was followed by a National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality on Saturday, October 22nd. The next Speak Out is slated to be held next Friday, October 28th.