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Early America: Africans from Angola and West Africa were brought to Boston in 1638. It was a small group of black men and women. A black community was born. It gained prominence through the 17th, 18th and 19th century. From 1950 to about 1970, redlining and racism caused Blacks to take root and displace the Irish and Jewish people living in the Boston communities of Mattapan, Dorchester and Roxbury. This disruption created a four zip code "Black Boston" part of town.

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Immigration Consultants with Volunteer Attorneys are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (617)-635-2980 a week in advance for an appointment. Meets FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAYS of every month from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Boston City Hall, Room 806.

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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.
African American Parents Study

Martha's Vineyard Art on The Vine
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Research Studies paying volunteers
Boston medical researchers pay volunteers and we're recruiting for them. Consider these paid volunteer opportunities to join a medical research study targeting people of color:

1- payment for volunteer service
2- helps improve healthcare delivery
3- variety of studies affect families

Boston Apartment Rents
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.
Affordable 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.

MEDIA - Television and Black Museums


Blacks on TV
BLACK BOSTON TV offers local, and regional programming choices. The WGBH Basic Black series show is the longest running public affairs television program in Boston. BNN-TV Channel 23 is Boston's Public Access tv station offering a full slate of programming by people of color.

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.

Massachusetts public school statistics

K-12 class Sizes by race and ethnicity

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AboutBlackBoston Online content is rated appropriate for the whole family. Young internet users will find a teen resume guide, community activities and announcements, Boston Debate League information, Higg-Lew Leader info and mentions about mentoring and development organizations who work in youth development.
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