The Suffolk Journal

“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 23, 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...

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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...

Climate protesters demand change

Seminar discusses intersection between environmentalism and race

Shealagh Sullivan, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

Boston University’s Environmental Student Organization hosted an online seminar Friday to discuss environmental justice, and the intersection between environmentalism and race. Reverend Mariama White-Hammond,...

The panelist's of the ICA's forum on racism, public health and contemporary art on Oct. 29.

ICA hosts virtual conversation linking racism, public health and contemporary art

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

Six panelists came together to discuss racism, public health, contemporary art and how they can be tied together at an Oct. 29 event hosted by the Institute of Contemporary Art. The Institute, better...

Ibram X-Kendi presenting his book

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discusses his book “How to be an Antiracist” and how to fight racism

Julia Ahaesy, Opinion Editor October 20, 2020

Conversations around “anti-racism” have helped provide a clear way for individuals to fight racism, reflect upon their own biases and create real change within each other, as discussed at the Museum...

WBUR hosts discussion highlighting Black leaders in the Boston art community

"The panelists agreed that where art comes from is important and Black voices need to be prioritized in the arts space."
Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor October 20, 2020

On Oct.13, WBUR CitySpace brought together a virtual panel of Black leaders and artists to discuss where bias exists in Boston’s arts community, and how the city is elevating and amplifying new Black...

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Political hopefuls seek to fill seat of Civil Rights icon John Lewis

Savanna Nolau, Journal Contributor October 7, 2020

Georgia Rep. John Lewis’s death in July left an empty chair in Georgia's 5th Congressional District. Georgia voters are now tasked with electing a temporary fill-in for the remainder of his term.  On...

Protestors gather at Boston City Hall on Sept. 25 to call for prosecutors to file charges directly related to the death of Breonna Taylor against the officers who shot and killed her in March.

Report finds 93% of BLM protests peaceful, police disproportionately use force on protestors

Demonstrators in Boston protest Breonna Taylor decision
William Woodring, Journal Contributor September 29, 2020

A recent report has found that 93% of Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations since May have been peaceful, and that police officers disproportionately used force at these events. The report was written...

Outside TRILLFIT's boutique fitness studio in Mission Hill.

TRILLFIT: A spin on the average workout class

Julene Derolus, Journal Contributor September 29, 2020

With COVID-19 creating a new normal, Boston residents have been presented with unique ways of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, one of those being a fitness class led by TRILLFIT alongside Carson Beach...

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