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The Suffolk Journal

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 and small businesses

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 and small businesses

Steven Murnane April 19, 2022

Early in 2020, as quarantine in the U.S. began, the supposed two weeks of most businesses being shuttered turned into months of this, affecting businesses large and small across the country.  While...

The MIT Center for International Studies (CIS) hosted a virtual discussion on sustainable developments in Africa

FarmDrive fights for farmers in Africa

Emily Collins, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

On April 7, the MIT Center for International Studies (CIS) hosted a virtual discussion on sustainable developments in Africa. The series was a partner production by MIT and TRUE Africa University (TAU)....

Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to be first Black woman on the Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to be first Black woman on the Supreme Court

Shealagh Sullivan and William Woodring April 12, 2022

The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on April 7, making her the first Black woman to serve on the highest court in the United States. Jackson was confirmed with a 53-to-47...

Letter to the Editor: Low-income communities of color and increased risk of serious COVID-19

Letter to the Editor: Low-income communities of color and increased risk of serious COVID-19

Steven Murnane, Journal Contributor April 12, 2022

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have illuminated drastic inequalities between low-income communities of color and mid to high-income white communities.  Historically, low-income communities were segregated...

ShaCarri Richardson speaks out against double standards after Russian figure skater tests positive for doping

Sha’Carri Richardson speaks out against double standards after Russian figure skater tests positive for doping

Emily Beatty, Senior Staff Writer March 4, 2022

Track star Sha’Carri Richardson has spoken out against the ruling that allowed 15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva to continue competing in this year’s Winter Olympics after testing positive...

Self-portrait of Sir Zanele Muholi. Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance is on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum through May 8.

‘Being Muholi’ reclaims Blackness in new Isabella Stewart Gardner exhibit

Leo Woods, Asst. Multimedia Editor February 22, 2022

On Feb. 10, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opened “Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance,” a striking modern exhibit that showcases multimedia works from Sir Zanele Muholi, a Black and Queer artist...

The team – Biplaw Rai, Nyacko Pearl Perry, Kwasi Kwaa and Rita Ferreira – behind Comfort Kitchen, located in Uphams Corner, Dorchester.

Comfort Kitchen uplifts local community and celebrates African diaspora

Emily Collins, Staff Writer February 22, 2022

“Cafe by day, restaurant by night” is what you can expect from Dorchester’s up-and-coming Comfort Kitchen.  This new restaurant, which will open this summer, is the perfect place to go for...

The Massachusetts State House during the snowstorm Saturday.

Biden to nominate first Black woman SCOTUS justice; MA political update

Shealagh Sullivan, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2022

It looks like 2022 will be an eventful year for Massachusetts and national politics, as gubernatorial elections are steadily approaching and Democrats now have the opportunity to appoint a new justice...

Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted of all charges after killing two men during protest

Shealagh Sullivan, Assistant News Editor November 19, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self defense in the shooting of three men, two fatally, during demonstrations in Kenosha, Wis., last year.  Rittenhouse, 18, had...

The Six Triple Eight was shown during the Roxbury International Film Festival and tells the story of the 855 Black women who helped to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations in World War II.

Roxbury Film Festival: The film festival for the culture

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor June 30, 2021

With the 23rd Roxbury International Film Festival drawn to a close, it is safe to say it was full of incredible films by Black filmmakers who came together virtually and in person. They featured artists,...

Becoming a Queen, directed by Chris Strikes, will be shown at this years Roxbury International Film Festival on June 18.

Roxbury Film Festival kicks off this week with in-person screenings

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor June 14, 2021

The 23rd Roxbury International Film Festival is right around the corner, and it will be packed with some great filmmaking from Black directors, storytellers and musicians, along with a magnificent list...

James Rutenbecks A Reckoning in Boston was shown at this years virtual Independent Film Festival of Boston.

IFFBoston: ‘A Reckoning in Boston’ examines racial inequalities

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor May 11, 2021

James Rutenbeck’s eye-opening documentary “A Reckoning in Boston” is something that makes the young people of today want to wake up and fight for what is right. Showcased during Independent Film...

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