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Early America: Africans from Angola and West Africa were brought to Boston in 1638. It was a small group of black men and women. A black community was born. It gained prominence through the 17th, 18th and 19th century. From 1950 to about 1970, redlining and racism caused Blacks to take root and displace the Irish and Jewish people living in the Boston communities of Mattapan, Dorchester and Roxbury. This disruption created a four zip code "Black Boston" part of town.

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Twenty-one percent of Africans Americans make $75,000 a year.

You know eight million African Americans have a household income of at least $75,000. And Boston was recognized in an industry magazine for being a Top Ten City for Black home ownership. One United Bank owns the house mortgage I live in. So its true - Black Lives Matter does not get globs of money to support its activities from Billionaire Liberal George Soros, said a co-founder. Our word "black software, est 1998, is in the history books now. It will be in the title of an upcoming book out of NYU by Professor McSwain, so stay tuned, it will be featured here. Here's the good news! BlackSoftware has been accepted by the OXFORD Dictionary for publication in the volumes.

When Black Boston TWeets told you that Black teenagers are leading the use and adaption of electronic social media software apps, and when the matter of 'Does Black Lives Matter Matter' get explained by Professor Penial Joseph in New Republic magazine recently, what were you thinking?

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Research Projects that Pay

Volunteers can earn bucks working with Ph. D cultural researchers and medical doctors from MGH, TUFTS, Boston University and Belmont who conduct research.

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African American parent project

African American parents will earn $25 if invited to join
this research study about culture and parenting practices. You might be eligible if you identify as African-American (Black American) and you have a child between the ages of 4 and 12. A Gift Card of $25 will be provided to participants.
African American Parents Study

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Affordable housing is an apartment renting as a studio or a 1-4 BR apartment below market. It may be a single family home or a condo sold to First Time buyers or to income restricted individuals.
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Our STEM Studio

We are self-taught STEM-skilled, however there are many inclusive-non profits around that are helping people of color excel in STEM. You can improve your school work, learn to code, make a computer game and more. Get connected via our Stem Infinity Studio.

MEDIA - Television and Black Museums

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BLACK BOSTON TV offers local, and regional programming choices. The WGBH Basic Black series show is the longest running public affairs television program in Boston. BNN-TV Channel 23 is Boston's Public Access tv station offering a full slate of programming by people of color.

The Museum of Afro-American History on Beacon Hill offers guided tours while exhibiting Colonial African American life in Boston.
The Robert Gould Shaw and U.S. 54th Regiment Memorial nearby has Civil War figures of Shaw and his decorated posse.

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Misty Copeland, African American Ballerina

Misty Copeland, the first African American ballerina and principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre.

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