The Mizero Children of Rwanda came to the Mario Umana Middle School Academy in East Boston on Monday for a performance and cultural exchange with Boston students. Organizers of the troupe’s trip wanted the visit to encourage further understanding between Americans and Africans.
Acclaimed actor and activist Edward James Olmos visited Emerson College last week, delivering the school’s annual Balfour Distinguished Lecture on Diversity and speaking to students about the state of racial diversity — or lack thereof — in the entertainment industry.
Gov. Deval Patrick will depart tomorrow to lead a trade mission to the People’s Republic of China with a team of Massachusetts business executives, academics and senior government officials.
During the seven-day trip, intended to increase business between the Commonwealth and China, the delegation plans to visit business leaders in Beijing and Shanghai to discuss clean air initiatives, life sciences, education and transportation.
At first glance, Michael Turner looks like your typical teenage boy. He plays football and soccer and likes hanging out with his friends. But two things set this 14-year-old Brockton High School freshman apart: a sharp eye for precious stones and the entrepreneurial insight to turn that talent into a profitable business.