And I know that because his Boston University administration expelled me for participating in nonviolent student anti-apartheid protests in 1986 Recently, CommonWealth Magazine published an opinion piece by Rachel Silber Devlin, the daughter of former Boston University Chancellor John Silber, who published a book about her father last year and is giving a talk about […]
SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE: MAJOR FUNDERS NEED TO GIVE EQUALLY TO ALL NONPROFIT NEWS OUTLETS
Because the current practice of “every outlet for itself” is absolutely failing to rebuild local news in the US The original mandate of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism was to produce longform investigative reporting and syndicate it to independent community news outlets around Massachusetts that cannot afford to produce deep dives themselves. Seven years […]
OPINION: R.I.P. ROE?
Freedom is a constant struggle When my family moved to Massachusetts, my mother couldn’t legally get birth control or even learn about it. By the time I was in college, the Supreme Court had ensured that married women could get birth control, though unmarried women couldn’t. By the time our daughter was born, the Supreme Court had made birth control and abortion (within […]
OPINION: COMMUNITY GATHERS FOR FILM SCREENING AND PANEL ON SCHOOL POLICING
On Monday, April 11, about 100 people attended a screening of the award winning documentary “On These Grounds”. The documentary focuses on a viral video of a white School Resource Officer body slamming a 16-year-old, disabled Black girl, and was screened at the Somerville Theatre by organizers in Justice for Flavia with permission from Represent […]
OPINION: ON SOMERVILLE’S NOVEMBER 2ND BALLOT, ABOLISH THE SOMERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT – YES OR NO?
“[T]he repeated message from the Democratic Socialists of America-Boston candidates for office in Somerville is clear: the outright abolition of the Somerville Police Department.”