Welcome to Black Boston Commons
We're an African-American oriented web site offering things to do, places to go and entertainment suggestions on our calendar of events page. Black church reviews are here. You can list your business and find an investor. We make referrals. Connect with hiring companies,, attend community activities, locate affordable apartments and Chat Live with a human being on AboutBlackBostonOnline.com.

Boston history

Boston's first black community

Black Boston Commons
India Street black and whites
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Research Project Recruitment
African American Parents can earn $25 to answer questions.

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African American Parents Study

Learn More. Parents must identify as African-American (Black American) and have a child between the ages of 4 and 12.

Pick 15min for a phone meeting

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Click to see who is hiring

Diversity and inclusion employers want to hire our web site readers.

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Black Wealth

The Black residential dense part of Boston is RDM-JP. Blacks contribute over $2B dollars to Greater Boston's $400B annual Gross Domestic Product.

Nationally, twenty-one percent of Africans Americans make $75,000 a year income. Black billionaires are out of the closet too! They are making ethnic software products, supporting museums, boosting non-profits, teaching Black kids how to play baseball in the park, mentoring neighborhood non-profits and staying busy in general.

But, studies found the financial strength of the average African American household is worse today than it was in the year 2000. Imagine that!

We Refer Black-Owned businesses

Recent referrals went to affordable housing prospects, Black-owned print shops, duct cleaners, club and restaurants, Black Bank marketing divisions, Black Social Groups who program social getaways, and Black-owned office cleaning companies. Keep those Referral Requests coming folks.

Our Concierge Desk Live Person Response Person is available. Supporting #BuyBlack #machine #language #learn.

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Audience Characteristics
on this ABBO network node

Viewer highlights:

- 30% are age 18-24
- 38% are age 25-34
- 70% view us from Metropolitan Boston
- see company brochure / network list here

Affordable Apartment Rentals

Cheap Apartments by Lottery

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Our smallwall.net affordable housing finder site list properties designated for income-restricted households who typically have less than $68,000 per year in annual income.

The applicants qualify for modern, new apartment rentals, older mixed use rentals, and homes and condos sold below the market rate. A lottery determines who gets the unit. These apartments have fixed priced rents. An average new Studio or 1BR apartment rents for $700-$1,100, depending on location. Individuals with Section 8 vouchers and other types of housing subsidy pay just 30% of their monthly income for properties only available by entering the lottery.

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sculpture from a West Tisbury Gallery on Martha's Vineyard
gallery in West Tisbury


Join our Minority Business Directory

Enter your contact info with a list of keywords that describe your company separated by commas. People are looking to buy from companies listed here. We take their calls. And many want to #buyblack. Requests come from contractors, buyers, vendors, homeowners and management agents.

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Black Business Finance

Summary: Black Business owners receive millions of Massachusetts government spending dollars from bid wins, contracting and consulting. The numbers add up under MBE or Minority Business Enterprise participation.

AboutBlackBostonOnline provides the full report
- HERE -

Highlights are as follows:

- there are at least 2,866 minority-owned firms
- they won 11% more govenment dollars over last year
- nearly 1,000 MBEs and minorities bill the Commonwealth

The Black Boston GDP (gross domestic product).

a black-owned $500M JV
Tremont Crossing Elma Lewis Complex

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connect with Black Boston's business community here
Vacation to New England - V2NE
Vacation2NewEngland.com is an African-American owned web site guide providing 100 Excellent reasons to experience Black New England and travel to Northeastern regional states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on adventure, casino gaming and cannabis influenced destinations. see V2NE before it launches.

Blacks on TV and Museums


Television personalities
Soledad O'Brien started her career under Sarah Ann Shaw whom she gave tribute to during the Urban League's State of Black Boston reunion 2014.

Local television outlets have many brown faces these days. Old timers say there used to be more than there are now. TV news reporters and on air hosts show off the diversity of what a majority-minority city is. It is a Pan African mix. African Americans are not the majority group on air. The public affairs show format is a mainstay anchor for the Blacks on TV category. Karen Holmes hosts CityLine Sunday mornings, Callie Crossley does Greater Boston and Basic Black on Friday nights - she is on daytime GBH radio too, and Byron Barnett brands the Urban Update TV show on Sunday mornings.

Basic Black produced by WGBH is the longest running public affairs television program in Boston. The Comcast public affairs station BNN-TV Channel 23 showcases producers of color from Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan.
The Museum of Afro-American History on Beacon Hill offers guided tours while exhibiting Colonial African American life in Boston.
An important Civil War stature of African Americans is the U.S. 54th Regiment Memorial across the street from the Capitol building on Beacon Hill.

Massachusetts public school statistics

Massachusetts school district race and ethnic demographics.

Legal Services

  • You can Advertise a Flyer Click to upload it.
  • The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice Boston
    does cases for people, groups and companies.Go to www.lawyerscom.org

  • Discrimination complaints start with MCAD - mass.gov/mcad

  • Lawyers of color formed - TheBostonLawyersgroup.com

  • Boston Bar Association Referral Line is (617) 742-0625
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