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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...

Screen capture from the New York Times livestream

Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder and manslaughter in death of George Floyd

Shealagh Sullivan and William Woodring April 20, 2021

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of three charges Tuesday regarding the killing of George Floyd, which sparked worldwide protests and a reexamination of policing and racism...

The Christopher Columbus Statue at the Boston Waterfront.

Revisiting history vs. removing it: Boston historians weigh in on controversial statues

Caroline Enos, Emily Devlin, and Kayla Dalton March 23, 2021

As calls for racial justice ramped up last year, statues of controversial historical figures were taken down. Or, in the case of a Christopher Columbus statue in Boston, beheaded.   The six-foot white...

Renowned physician speaks on racism in public healthcare during pandemic

Renowned physician speaks on racism in public healthcare during pandemic

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

Renowned emergency physician Dr. Esther Choo, joined the Boston Public Library and its “Repairing America” series on March 9 to talk about the impacts of racism within the healthcare system. Choo,...

Demonstrators march outside of Suffolk Universitys Sargent Hall at 120 Tremont St.

Boston Black Lives Matter groups march ahead of Chauvin trial

Leo Woods, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

Hundreds gathered at Government Center and marched through Boston’s streets Saturday to bring attention to the trial of Derrick Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd last May. The...

Blak Fatigue event creates safe space to speak truths

“Blak Fatigue” event creates safe space to speak truths

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

Panelists shared their stories and struggles with the mental toll racism takes on them during a Feb. 24 Dim Events networking event for college students. According to a recent article in Greater Good...

Experts discuss dark past of slavery, racial injustice in Massachusetts

Experts discuss dark past of slavery, racial injustice in Massachusetts

Shealagh Sullivan, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Historians discussed Massachusetts’ dark history of slavery and racial injustice at a panel on Feb. 18. This panel was part of a five-part series hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society and...

“Black Boys” illuminates the toll of racism on Black men in America

“Black Boys” illuminates the toll of racism on Black men in America

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor February 16, 2021

The Boston Globe is showcasing an array of new and classic films that celebrates Black culture and experiences as part of the paper’s Black History Month Film Festival. The documentary “Black Boys,”...

Art by Hunter Berube

COVID-19 threat includes racism for young Asian Americans

Jasmine Francoeur , Journal Contributor January 13, 2021

Holly Nguyen was working her usual shift as a hostess during the pandemic when two customers came in wearing face masks donning the words “Blame China.” After some initial discomfort at seeing those...

Courtesy of The History Project

Dozens honor Rita Hester, a Black transgender woman from Boston whose murder remains unsolved

Hailey Campbell, Staff Writer November 25, 2020

As part of Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremonies, dozens gathered over Zoom to honor the legacy of the Rita Hester, a Black transgender woman from Allston, Mass. who was brutally murdered in 1998.  The...

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