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THE BEGINNINGS: Boston's first Blacks arrived in the year 1638, says historians. Boston hosts 153,000 Boston African American residents and approximately 100,000 blacks from Africa, the Caribbean and other countries.


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ART ON THE VINE

Art by artist of color to breathe with. Agora Culture produced a one-day art exhibition featuring over 20 contemporary artists of color.

Art on the Vine fine artist at work 100 available works were exhibited. Attending the showcase were top influencers and art appreciators alike, including the CEO and Chairman of BET Networksand others. learn more


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MORRIS FROM AMERICA is being released Sept 2nd to movie theaters. MORRIS FROM AMERICA is a heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, Morris from America centers on Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas, in an incredible breakout performance) a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Craig Robinson) to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish- out-of-water—a budding hip-hop star in an DM world.
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Boston movie releasesRelease Date: September 2nd, 2016
Directed By: Chad Hartigan
Written By: Chad Hartigan
Produced By: Martin Heisler, Gabriele Simon, Adele Romanski, Sara Murphy, Starring: Craig Robinson, Markees Christmas, Lina Keller, Carla Juri, Running Time: 89 minutes, Rating: R



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Madison Park and Hibernian Hall celebrate ROXBURY STRONG 50th with free theatrical performances - link




African American parents are invited to join this research study about culture and parenting practices. You might be eligible if you identify as African-American (Black American) and you have a child between the ages of 4 and 12. A Gift Card of $25 will be provided to participants.
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Oaks Bluff highlights

We're back from a week of beach play and blogging from the island of Oaks Bluff, Martha's Vineyard. Summer in August is good time to go. The island has black people from everywhere, African American film festivals, black comedy shows, the Harlem Fine Arts show and more. These are just a few photos from the "black beach" Inkwell and Highlands area.

The Cottagers are 100 black women who own property and homes on Martha's Vineyard and won't sell out! They celebrated their 60th anniversary this past August 11th. The Cottagers are an example of how African Americans can band together over property control and push back against the evil forces of gentrification. Full Story

The Cottagers (photo by the Vineyard Gazette)
The Cottagers black women on Martha's Vineyard

Imagine when 100,000 people watch the Martha's Vineyard Comedy festival online how great an experience it will be to see all black comedians at work. It happens August 31, 2016 and we've got the link to talented comedians from Hollywood TV comedy shows and Tom Joyner's in the Morning on Radio who will perform live. Ask for it.

the charm of island homes is all around

Oaks Bluff black living

sitting on the dock at the bay
here, a black couple with baby wait it out
at Steamship Authority ticket office for the
next ferry boat off the island
] Oak Bluff Steamshio dock



Boston's India Street in black and white

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Blacks make up 45 different ethnic groups and have produced the world's most influential cultures (HLGates.) The "BLACK BOSTON zip codes 02119, 02120, 02121 and 02126 define borders for Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods.

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Careers

These equal opportunity employers are building a diverse workforce and now is a good time to pursue an interview. Discover the Possibilities!

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Boston Apartment Rental Leads

What if you want to rent a great apartment in Cambridge? CHROMA is a new 96-unit building at 240 Sydney Street in Cambridgeport. Their studio apartments rent for $2,350, 1BR for $2,650, 2BR for $3,350 .. so there you go. For income-restricted housing that cost 50% less and is just as good send us a note.

Movef.comAffordable Homes - When your household income is between $20,000 and $65,000, the Boston market offers income-restricted apartment unit rentals which may be studio apartments, 1BR,2BR,3BR in great neighborhoods.

Cheap apartments, cheap studios - First, we'll set your expectation that your rent for income restricted studio and apartment rentals begins at $7-900 (before Sec 8 voucher discounts if you have one) when you make at least but not more than $35,000 a year. There are cases where you can make a lot more and still qualify for income-restricted housing.

Click here to download our affordable apartment rental price sheets and brochures. To own, there are developments offering newly-built or land trust restricted houses beginning at $249,000 each.


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Room rental rates hover around $6-$800/month for short term stay in desireable neighborhoods.

Usually, you get a big room in a multi-room shared house environment. But lodging quarters are professional run HOSTELS offering limited stay from 1 day to 14 days max beginning at $40/night for bunk rooms or $90/night for privatfe space. This Boston HOSTEL web site give you more info - HI Boston hostel web site.

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Home Prices

Real estate prices for condos in Boston have moved ahead of the average price for single family homes in March 2016 according to Warren Group reports. Average CONDO prices were $320,000 compared to $315,000 for the median single-family home price. Close to Boston about 15 miles out are communities where single-family houses of equal if not more square footage than the Boston ones, are selling for $230,000 or $95,000 less than their city rivals.



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A reader asked: Dear AboutBlackBoston.com, Where shall I take my 3 year old for fun activities where its likely that there are African Americans playing there?"

Answer: I first think of playgrounds and where we would take the kids outdoors. We would often drive around looking for playgrounds that were inviting and we found quite a few. Franklin Park and Boston Common are two really huge outdoor green spaces where there is plenty to see and do. Go to the Franklin Park zoo, go to Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain, visit the Children's museum, the Science museum, Google the Wheelock Family Theatre and Hibernian Hall - you'll find other local institutions like them oferring programs for kids, check out the CityofBoston.gov web site Calendar of Events.

The Children's Museum, New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science cost big bucks to go often. The YMCA on MLK Blvd Boston and the one across from Cambridge City Hall or The KROC Center on Blue Hill Avenue offer good stuff free or cheap and at any one of these three institutions, we guarantee your child will meet diverse and multilingual persons to play with.

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Boston Diversity

You can Count On YPN - the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (ULEM) to fill a void in your networking life. YPN is the sweet spot for ethnics who are 19 to 45 and desire to meet people via networking. For more information about YPN email: ypulem@ypnulem.org or view the web page.

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The Partnership helps minorities land c-suite positions with Boston's largest corporations.

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African Americans on Boston TV networksBLACK BOSTON TV is BASIC BLACK and more. The shows capture the stories, people, and issues that illuminate the African American experience in the Boston area and beyond. The episodes are also streaming LIVE online and viewers are encouraged to comment online in real time.



History mix

a James Baldwin photo rendered on computer by artist Joe WilliamsBlack Boston History Destinations

The Museum of Afro-American History on Beacon Hill offers guided tours while exhibiting Colonial African American life in Boston.

The Robert Gould Shaw and U.S. 54th Regiment Memorial nearby has Civil War figures of Shaw and his decorated posse. Along the Black Heritage Trail is a stroll to the African Meeting House and beyond.... Condo develpment coverted Dr. Martin Luther King's apartment
on Massachusetts Avenue. His former apartment was used during his Boston University years. The apartment is located near the Massachusetts Avenue MBTA Orange Line stop and just around the corner from the Boston Pops and the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Hall acoustic hideway, which anchors the corner bounded by Huntington Avenue, New England Conservatory, the Huntington Theatre and Pizzaria Uno's.

The Malcolm X House is in Roxbury where he lived with his half-sister near the Grove Hall community. Around the corner from Grove Hall sits the National Center of Afro-American Artists castle and tourist magnet.


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Billions are spent on travel by African Americans every yearComing in via Logan International Airport? Our travel info page provides useful information for getting around town. View and download all MBTA public transportation routes and estimate taxi cab fares from Logan to over 300 towns in Massachusetts.


Berklee College of Music
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WBGH Speaker Forum Photo of Dr. Henry Louis Gates of Harvard University
In a 1hr 21min video delinked by WGBH, Henry Louis Gates explained how he convinced Bill Gates to spend Microsoft's money creating the "Africana Encarta" multimedia software CD-ROM, and there was dRAMA. Wine. Dinner. Farrakhan. Fantasy! Money! BoJangles, in the conversation.


Haitian-Americans United, Inc. Mattapan
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The Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) is a non-profit organization founded in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Operations are in Mattapan, Ma. The organizations mission is to improve the quality of life for Haitians and Haitian-Americans through education, community empowerment and cultural development.

Greater Boston Ghanian Association - http://www.gagb.org

Africans in Boston - web site coming

Boston Pan-African Forum - www.bpaf.org


Black Business Pages
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African American Massachusetts Tourist Profiles (2003 stats)

Who Tours Boston? What BLACKS visits BOSTON MA?

Numbers are way up since 2003 when an official report commissioned by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) was released. The report shows 16 million visitors came to the state in 2003. Most arrived July through September. Ninety-three percent of these visitors and tourists to Massachusetts were white.

2.7% were African American (400,000 rounded). 2.3% were Spanish or of Hispanic orgin, and 1.3% were Asian, while other ethnic groups were represented by 2.2% of all travelers. Most drove their own cars to get here and fifty-six percent of all visitors were residents of other New England states according to the report. Last year in 2013, the Logan International Airport and CruisePort shipdock venues saw 30,000,000 passenger visits combined so you know the numbers have for the Boston area.



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