The Suffolk Journal

Marathon Monday brings out the best in Boston

Morgan Hume / Arts Editor

Hannah Arroyo and Sean Cushing

April 17, 2019

The 123rd Boston Marathon was about more than just a race. Runners from all over the world cast light on different stories of how they had stepped foot onto the blue and gold starting line, but all had one ultimate goal: to finish the 26.2 miles. With a rainy and cold marathon in 2018 many runners f...

Race gap in Boston’s departments must change

By Flickr user Thomas Hawk

Maria Baluch

April 22, 2015

It comes as a surprise that Boston’s police and fire departments are “the least racially diverse major city agencies,” according to a report by the city’s Office of Diversity that analyzed municipal payroll data. The analysis found that the police department is 66 percent white and the fire...

Starbucks’ race conversation campaign deserved better

Jonathan Acosta Abi Hassan/Journal Staff

Katie Dugan

April 1, 2015

Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz got more than he bargained for when he launched a campaign called “Race Together,” which called on baristas to write that phrase on customer’s cups in hopes that it would be a catalyst for discussions on racial issues. The campaign was not universally accepted....

Safety advocates discuss violence, race, and the media at Ford Hall Forum

Ally Thibault

March 28, 2013

“Eighty-seven Americans who woke up this morning will die from guns today,” John Rosenthal, gun owner and founder of Stop Handgun Violence, said at the latest lecture from the Ford Hall Forum. Entitled, “Guns Don’t Kill People, The Media Kills People,” the discussion sought to examine how media...

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