Berklee College honored Joseph Douglass, Carmen de Lavallade, Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughan for their barrier-braking achievements at its Berklee Legacy Award Concert on Thursday.
The Black Newtonians in World War II exhibit at the Newton Free Library highlights the courage of local Black servicemen in the global conflict.
The exhibit reminds visitors of the discrimination against Black people in both the military and society at large in the 1940s. Historic Newton, a partnership between the City of Newton and the Newton Historical Society, put on the exhibit.
March is a highly anticipated month in my family. The first of March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month and Mărțișor (Mer-tsee-shore) in Romania (and Moldova!). On March 1, people receive and give mărțișoare (mer-tsee-shu-ar-eh), a broach to be worn until the end of the month as a celebration of the upcoming spring. Closely…
In the post-graffiti movement, pioneered by Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1980s New York City, street art evolved to become recognized in the fine arts world. His legacy is celebrated in “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation” at the MFA.
“In my opinion, we must respectfully juggle the fact that racism must color the way we see how amazing these activists are treated, very differently from the thoughtful leaders of the Black LIves Matter movement,” said professor C. Shawn McGuffey. “We must do both of these.”
Friday night’s celebration of Black History Month included song, dance, and poetry.
“Today we’re here celebrating Black History Month, but we know that black history is 365 days a year.”