Thoroughly Racist Millie

'Thoroughly Modern Millie' play draws controversy in Mass. over racial stereotyping

CAPA Drops Musical After Complaints of Racism Thoroughly Modern Millie raised a backlash from students. The Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts has dropped a planned staging of the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie after students complained about racist portrayals of Asians in the play. Two students — Jasmine Luca and Tai Joselyn — […]

60 Posse Scholars from Boston Area

The Posse Foundation

60 urban public school students from Boston were chosen as Posse Scholars to enroll at elite colleges and universities around the country, The Posse Foundation announced today. The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains students from urban communities with extraordinary academic and leadership skills and places them in top institutions of higher education, where they […]

Jewish public art project, 8 Nights, 8 Windows

Jewish public art project, 8 Nights, 8 Windows

Boston’s first juried seasonal Jewish public art project, 8 Nights, 8 Windows, will brighten the city’s holiday season with the essence of the Festival of Lights, bringing a fresh understanding of Hanukkah to the entire community for the eight nights of the Jewish holiday, December 6-14, 2015. This innovative public event is sponsored by the […]

My Life in China Screening

My Life in China Screening

My Life in China Followed by Q&A with Director Kenneth Eng Sunday, November 22, 2:00 PM Sackler Auditorium/Tufts University, 145 Harrison Ave, Chinatown $7.50 IN ADVANCE | $10 DONATION AT THE DOOR | $5 with STUDENT ID | FREE Youth/SENIOR/CHSNE Member BAAFF will be hosting an additional screening on Saturday 11/21@7:30pm at Modern Theatre/Suffolk University (525 Washington […]

Ethnic Makeup of Newton

Ethnic Makeup of Newton

According to the latest Census statistics available  2010), Newton’s population made up of: 82.3 percent white 2.5 percent African American 0.1 percent American Indian and Alaska native 11.5 percent Asian 0 percent Hawaiian 2.4 percent two ore more races 4.1 percent Hispanic. How does that compare to the rest of the state? Massachusetts statistics are: […]

Bollywood Star Priyanka Chopra NNHS Grad

Bollywood Star Priyanka Chopra NNHS Grad

11.1 million viewers tuned into ABC’s Quantico starring Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, if you include the time shifted viewing on DVRs the three days after last Sunday’s premiere. It was the highest rated Sunday night program among young adults. That had to be great news for Anjula Acharia-Bath. The venture capitalist’s goal for the last […]

Youth Arts for Social Change Conference: #LeadNotFollow

Youth Arts for Social Change Conference: #LeadNotFollow

CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TO HOST FREE CONFERENCE ENCOURAGING TEENS TO #LEADNOTFOLLOW  Inaugural Youth Arts for Social Change Conference to be held on November 7 Citi Performing Arts Center announced today that its Teen Leadership Council will host its first annual Youth Arts for Social Change Conference (YASCC). The conference, titled #LeadNotFollow: Navigating Identity through Media […]

Upcoming Boston Charity Fitness Class = Solar Light for a Girl

Upcoming Boston Charity Fitness Class = Solar Light for a Girl

Buy your tax deductible ticket and get ready to power up and power her! komeracyc.eventbrite.com Can’t join us?  Donate in support of a dedicated girl scholar at Komera!

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The Adelante Movement

“It’s time to go get your own chips!” That is what Nely Galán’s boss told her when he sold the company and left her out in the cold. At that moment Galán decided to start her own business. “I didn’t make any money for four years, but I persevered and now own several very successful […]

Blood Libel Artists Book

Blood Libel artists Book

Blood Libel looks at a story as old as history: the myth that Jews ritually sacrifice Christians—particularly children—to use their blood for Passover matzah and other religious purposes. This artists book by designer and fine artist Lisa Rosowsky recounts seven of the most well-documented accusations of blood libel, dating from as far back as 39 […]