Could a a black woman and a Latino male win the Boston mayor’s race primary election?
Yes, its possible the numbers are suggesting.
In Boston, 198,000 voters are minority and 40,000 are unregistered says Kevin Peterson of the New Democracy Coalition .
He should know because he helped shaped redistricting plans.
There are many candidates in the race who are white males and votes will be shared among them.
So, if experts are right about how many votes it will take to win the primary, the two leading minorities are in.
This was among the topics discussed on the Basic Black Live: Politics, Scandals, and Legacies TV segment on ‘GBH2 last week.
Click the link to view the full streaming episode. In the discussion were panelists :
- Callie Crossley, host, Under the Radar, 89.7 WGBH Radio
- Kim McLarin, author, Divorce Dog: Men, Motherhood and Midlife
- Phillip Martin, senior reporter, 89.7 WGBH Radio
- Kevin Peterson, executive director, The New Democracy Coalition
- Kenneth Cooper, editor, The Trotter Review, Trotter Institute, UMass Boston
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Business Support Specialist – Centers for Women Enterprise
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Job Overview: The Business Support Specialist is responsible for ensuring the successful delivery and administration of CWE’s community-based programs. Primary responsibilities include: program outreach to community leaders and recruitment of participants, classroom instruction, providing business advice and resources, and coordinating high-quality program provision in community-based classrooms. Initial program focus will be in the Fairmount-Indigo corridor of Boston; other sites TBD.
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PARENTS – IT’S NOT ALWAYS EASY, BUT HAVE YOU FOUND A WAY???
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Posted May 8th, 2013
With high crime perceptions on background, here are the plans for the upcoming Dudley Square Memorial Day on May 11th.
JOIN COMMON THREAD DUDLEY SQUARE AT HIBERNIAN HALL FOR DUDLEY SQUARE MEMORY DAY ON SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013
ROXBURY, MA. On Saturday, May 11, 2013, please join Common Thread Dudley Square and the Dudley Square community for a day of activities at Dudley Square Memory Day. Events include a history scavenger hunt, memory and photograph archiving, and a celebration of Dudley Square’s revitalization. All events will be held at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley Street) in Roxbury from 11am-4pm.
Nicole Flynt Thomas, Community Connector of Common Thread Dudley Square Coalition says, “Dudley Square’s history is cross-generational. The residents of our community show great pride in our history and Dudley Square Memory Day is all about uncovering the historic treasures of our neighborhood.”
From 12pm-2pm, the community can take part in Discover Roxbury’s interactive Scavenger Hunt, (check-in begins at 11am in Hibernian Hall). The scavenger hunt is designed for all ages and guaranteed to bring out the kid in everyone. Participants will have a chance to celebrate the diversity of Roxbury’s history, arts and culture, and compete in teams for fun and prizes.
Join us from 11am-3pm in Hibernian Hall for a “Memory Day” with a chance to share your old photos and documents about life in Roxbury. All past and present Roxbury residents are asked to bring photos and other documents to be scanned and archived by UMass Boston and are invited to participate in brief video interviews about the history of Dudley Square.
At 3pm we celebrate the day’s activities with Representative Byron Rushing. Join your friends and neighbors at Hibernian Hall for music, refreshments, and visions for the future of Dudley Square. Byron Rushing will present prizes to the scavenger hunt winners.
Common Thread Dudley Square
Located in the heart of Roxbury’s Dudley Square, Common Thread Dudley Square works transparently with all stakeholders to reclaim Dudley Square as an evening destination by coordinating cultural activities and events. CTDS stimulates economic growth with a focus on existing assets. By unveiling its true beauty, celebrating its wealth of history and preserving its culture and unique community, CTDS will help improve the public’s perception of Dudley Square.
Common Thread Dudley Square Coalition is made up of the following organizations in the Dudley Square area:
Boston Ten Point Coalition
Black Ministerial Alliance of Boston
Boston Police, Precinct B2
Gallery Mus!ka Vanhu
Haley House Bakery Cafe
Historic Boston Incorporated
Madison Park Development Corporation
Touch 106.1 FM (Media Sponsor)
For more information, please contact Nicole Flynt Thomas at 617-637-6382.
posted by AboutBlackBoston.com
May 4th Wake up the Earth Festival Parade 2013 is joining Dudley Square, Egleston, and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods.
Media Contact 617-427-1006
Wake Up the Earth Festival & Parade
Three Neighborhoods, One Parade
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Discover Roxbury in collaboration with Spontaneous Celebrations, Egleston Square Main and Dudley Square’s Common Thread, will gather to celebrate the continuation and expansion of the Wake Up The Earth Festival and Parade.
This year the parade features three neighborhoods – Jamaica Plain, Egelston Square and Dudley Square – coming together as one Wake Up the Festival & Parade 2013.
Artists, community groups, churches, schools, and other organizations are invited to participate by wearing colorful costumes, displaying banners and artwork, dancing, drumming and stilt walking. You are encouraged to be colorful, festival, and imaginative.
Fill the streets of Roxbury with a river of color, music, and fun!
To participate in the Dudley leg: Meet at Gourdin Park at 11:00am (near B2-Police Station). Contact Nicole Flynt Thomas: CommonThreadDudleySquare@gmail.com.
To participate in the Egleston leg: Meet at the Egleston Square Y at 10:45am Contact George Anastos: email@example.com
The Wake Up the Earth Festival and Parade, begun by Spontaneous Celebration in 1979, brings together the neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Egleston Square, and for the first time includes Dudley Square. It is an annual commemoration of the successful opposition to the construction of I-95 along the Southwest Corridor. The festival is also a celebration of diversity, the arrival of spring, music and culture, popular theatre, the visual arts, and more.
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April 20, 2013
To the residents, property owners, and proprietors of the impact area, I am so grateful for the resiliency of this great city, and the kindnesses that we have witnessed in this past week.
I want to update you on the City’s plan for reopening Boylston Street and the impact area. One of my top priorities is ensuring the stability and health of the Back Bay neighborhood, and multiple city agencies have been coordinating to create a plan.
As you know, the impact area is currently an FBI crime scene, and the City is providing support to the FBI as they secure this area.
As soon as we receive clearance from the FBI, the City will move quickly to ensure that the area is safe for residents and businesses to return. We will be taking steps to secure the public safety, including:
- Ensuring that streets and sidewalks are clean of equipment and debris and are safe for pedestrians
- Ensuring that all buildings are structurally sound
Once we have established that these important public safety issues are resolved, we will then provide a staggered schedule for limited access for inspectors and business owners to survey their property to ascertain readiness to reopen, and for residents to return to their homes.
We believe that some blocks may be ready to open more quickly than others; we are committed to working as hard as possible to reopen the entire area, and to helping more highly impacted businesses through any structural or health and safety issues they may encounter.
All City staff who are connected to helping residents return to their homes and businesses reopen are on standby, and are prepared to execute on this plan as soon as we have clearance from the FBI. I have instructed my staff to use best efforts to get the Back Bay up and running, and I am committed to making sure that all of you have the resources you need.
What you can do right now:
- Please take a moment to register online at cityofboston.gov or by calling 617 635-4500, so that we can have the best information to reach you quickly.
- Consider the types of services you may need from outside contractors, and begin lining up their services, for example, construction, trash removal, board-up services, provision delivery, etc. If you need help securing reliable vendors, the City will have some lists available.
- Please monitor the news closely for updates on when the crime scene is released. In addition, information is available at the City’s web site: www.cityofboston.gov and on Twitter @NotifyBoston.
We thank you for your patience as we rebuild together.
Thomas M. Menino,