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Black Boston Groups

urban professionals and millennials

Black millennials aged 18-42 are the prized resident class of modern Boston Massachusetts. They were elevated in the city's proposal to become an Amazon HQ2 site when 50,000 housing units were proposed for these talented higher paid workers. And many of them are in government running things at City Hall and the private sector. These millennials are the most mobile of the entire population. They change jobs often and gravitate to luxury apartment living. Most of them were not born in Boston.

Boston's Black urban professional community had an isolation problem for a while. More minorities have been moving into the city. The Massachusetts Congressional Delegation had no person of color before the recent election of Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley. Blacks in management level positions occupy few professional roles in the city. Boston Blacks are 15% of the working managerial class, according to a Boston Globe newspaper Special Report. The paper also found there were only four Black middle class residential neighborhoods when it found five hundred white middle class neighbohoods in Greater Boston. Melvin Miller has a great book about Blacks in Boston. On the CityLine 5 TV show he said when he was growing up in Roxbury everything was intergrated.

Today, Boston is more segregated. Black Bostonians take residence in any one of the eighteen Main Street districts. The Black Boston area of Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan is defined by zip codes 02119-02121. Poor people are clustered in Black Boston low rent housing located in Black Boston, Chelsea, Charleston, Brighton, Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill. These concentrated populations of unemployed and front-line workers were assembled by way of White, Democratic and Republican economic and political decisions. There has been an immigrant wave come through. We are a majority-minority city now. There is more diversity here. This happened over the past 10 years. Diversity is an important characteristic of companies and organizations who want to operate globally at competitive levels. There was a time when you would not see many professional Black people walking around downtown. Today, you will. If you have ever had the feeling that you are the only Black in the room, then you can understand why many Black social groups listed below have formed. Membership ini the groups are open and you can be assured that there will be [ Black ] people who look like you in them.