Black unemployment, particularly for Black men, has been accepted as fact for so long that our policymakers now just mostly ignore it. That has to stop, now.
Right now, our entire ACE community is grieving George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and so many others who have been oppressed and killed by racism and racist systems. We stand with our youth, our elders and everyone in between who is rising up to demand justice.
Walking into the small room that serves as our idea hub, the walls are full (as they always were) with ideas for the future. My attention is instantly drawn to the oval table in the center of the room and the lively discussion that my peers are engaging in.
Are you frustrated with the constant negative impacts city and state decisions, policies and laws have in Roxbury? The administration's commitment to build new housing and “increase the overall housing stock” forces most of our communities to move to wherever they can afford.
It’s astounding what the power of two people can do to change a world. Two people traveled to our fair Commonwealth from Europe to attend a conference and a silent outbreak began. They then went to parties, traveled about the region and boarded planes to other states and countries, unintentionally spreading the covert CoVid 19 virus.
Lee Matsueda, the political director at Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE), stressed the role of communities themselves in the solution-building process. “We have to let affected communities decide what solutions we implement and where we put our limited resources,” said Matsueda.
The MBTA held a public meeting at City Hall seeking input on its public engagement plan that at times became an opportunity for T customers to speak up on the variety of issues they see with transit service.