Hakim Jamal was a Boston original—an engaging author and activist who identified as a recovering alcoholic and addict. He founded the group that created Kwanzaa. His controversial romances with movie stars and models inspired movies decades later.
Here, five individuals associated with RAR share their memories of Boston back then, what they gained from having RAR in their lives, and how, in 2019, we can continue to honor the groundwork RAR laid for a better Boston.
The eerily familiar tale of Shadrach Minkins and the centuries-old federal threat to our Commonwealth
Photos by John Brewer “We try to position each artist on the lineup as their own thing, and try to promote them as a star. … We aren’t just trying to put people on a bill and have a show.” “It was [Jay-Z’s] Hard Knock Life Tour.” DJ Real P, a rapper, DJ, and promoter […]
Photo by Brynne Quinlan The legacy of Massachusetts curling clubs and the making of a Paralympian “I can make you a Paralympian in a year.” Those were some of the first words Tony Colacchio ever said to Steve Emt. Colacchio, a wheelchair curling instructor, had seen Emt effortlessly rolling himself up a hill in Woods Hole, […]