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Welcome to the mobile Online Guide to Black Boston, a local information source for things to do, places to go, people to know and resources for the IYou. Find Black business and skilled trades and professional service firms, free movie tickets, investors who fund startups, See who is hiring, review affordable housing offers. We list entertainment events, black museums, black church reviews and more.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Parable of the Sower COncert Performance at ArtsEmerson

with Toshi Reagon & Bernice E. Johnson Reagon performing
Butler is the pre-eminent Black American science fiction writer and the first American science fiction writer to win a McArthur Fellowship GENUIS GRANT. Ms Butler's life and work (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006 ) placed her in an influential space no one else occupies.

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Check out the book Parable of the Talents: A Novel.


PERSONAL SERVICES

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Advice, Tactics, Recommendations

Free Help on Immigration Issues

Immigration Consultants with Volunteer Attorneys are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (617)-635-298 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.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Jobs Vacancies and Open Positions - now hiring

Major companies are hiring new employees. Open this page to see what's available.


Inside Google- March 14th

Google’s software engineers develop next-generation technologies. COME OVER to see how they do it. Join the Google Sandbox two-evening series of tech talks, codelab workshops, and intimate sessions with Google engineers as we bring the series to Cambridge, MA on the evenings of March 14th and 15th, 2017. this offer has ended


PROMOTIONS

$15 cash gift

for LYFT car-on-demand transportation

Advance movie screenings from Hollywood

Download complimentary passes to advance movie screenings featuring your favorite film stars. View offers


APARTMENT RENTS

Affordable income-restricted apartment lottery updates

- Section 8 vacancy updates

- Affordable Apartments by Lottery

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BUSINESS NETWORKING

Black Business Referrals Available

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Urban Professional Group Directory

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ENTERTAINMENT and COMMuNiTy ACTIVISTS

Anna Myer and Dancers/beheard.world/Performing Arts
March 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8:00 PM

Invisible: Imprints of Racism
Anna Meyers Dancers

Where: ArtsEmerson - 617.824.8400
Semel Theater, 10 Boylston Street Place

Invisible: Imprints of Racism is an hour-long piece that explores the embedded psychosocial and racial challenges that permeate life in America.


COMMUNTIY LINKS

Church and Religion

Boston Black Church reviews


Violence Chitchat

Bunker Hill College Speaker Series - Thursday, March 23 – Ed Davis, Policing in America: The Changing Landscape of Our Cities & Law
Enforcement’s Role in Protecting Our Communities. Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, who was at the forefront of the emergency response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing and the arrests that followed, talks about the need for fundamental reforms to policing and the criminal justice system in America.

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RESEARCH STUDIES: Get Paid to Participate

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African American parents are invited to volunteer for a 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 $25 Gift Card is provided to participants. call (617) 358-2246 or e-mail gnking@bu.edu
PARENTS RESEARCH STUDY


Pentecost Church Research with Black Individuals
volunteers recruited for research in Boston

African American women in Massachusetts or CT aged 20 or older who have attended a Pentecostal church and experienced depression are invited to participate. Contact Dawn Davis, Ph D candidate. call Dawn Davis at (413)-233-7195 or email dawn.davis@waldennu.edu


HISTORY and CULTURE

The First Blacks in Boston
(BlackBoston, Massachusetts est. 1638)tm

In 2006 the first African American Governor of Massachusetts was elected to office. Listen to our podcast about that time. Boston's black community was established in 1638 when a group of Africans from Angola and African nations were brought here on a ship. These black men and women, enslaved by dominant rivals in West African states, were traded out to Portuguese, Dutch, English and French merchants before arriving in Boston. A communithy of them formed - Boston's first Black community, and it continues today.



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Things to Do - ongoing

Coffee Hour
What: The Friends of Codman Square Branch Library are hosting a weekly coffee and conversation hour. Coffee and friends - the perfect combination! When: Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Where: Codman Square Branch Library, 690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02111. More info: Please call 617-436-8214

Immigration Consultants with Volunteer Attorneys
What: These consultations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call at least 1 week in advance for interpretations other than Spanish and/or disability accommodations. When: The first and third Wednesdays of every month from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Where: Boston City Hall, Room 806. More Info: Please call 617-635-2980

$1 Friday Nights at Boston Children’s Museum
What: Every Friday evening families can enjoy the entire Boston Children’s Museum for $1. The museum includes an Art Studio, Construction Zone, and more. When: Friday nights from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Where: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston
More Info on this web site.


Black Museums

  • Nestled on Beacon Hill is The Museum of African American History, a National Parks Service site. The African Meeting House and the Abiel Smith School are there. Visit and experience the oldest black church in America. MAAH has weekly speakers, on-going exhibits, late evening receptions and special exhibits and ceremonies.

  • Visit the Massachusetts Historical Society for the collections of writer and activist Phillis Wheatley, the gallery of Boston's Slavery and Freedom history and attend free onsite events at the building on 1154 Boylston Street, Back Bay Boston.

  • the Malcom X home in Roxbury is a historic treasure. The house had fell into disrepair but historians took note and new development is ongoing. The grounds were recently excavated, artifacts were found, the objects are in production for future exposition while sponsors are developing the house to become a destination and attraction.

  • The Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists is moving a large scale development named TREMONT CROSSING but it will be a while. The Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists (NCAAA) is dedicated to the celebration, exhibition, collection and criticism of black visual arts heritage worldwide. The Museum presents a wide range of historical and contemporary exhibitions in many media, including painting, sculpture, graphics, photography and decorative arts. Among the resources offered at the Museum are its African, Afro-Latin, Afro-Caribbean and African American collections; an extensive slide archive, and a rich variety of education programs for young people and adults.