The droves of campaign volunteers that worked to help Barack Obama coast to a commanding victory in last Saturday’s South Carolina Democratic primary included a number of Boston boosters who, like many others around the country, find themselves enthused by the Illinois senator’s idealism and message of change.
Local filmmakers Ed Pincus and Lucia Small felt the same way many others did in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: outraged by the lack of government response to victims of the horrific storm.
In late 2005, the pair embarked on a 60-day road trip from New England to New Orleans to see what was really happening to Katrina victims. Along the way, they met with evacuees who shared stories of pain, conflict and hope that transcended traditional divisions of race, class and gender.
Nine city youth activists were honored at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury on Monday morning as part of the second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day brunch hosted by local nonprofit Youth Enrichment Services (YES).
The activists were nominated for recognition at the “Going to the Mountain Top” brunch by a variety of community organizations for their leadership, character and service to the city.
Back in October, Kim McLarin burst onto the Boston television scene as the new host of the long-running WGBH program “Basic Black.” But those who have grown accustomed to welcoming McLarin into their homes every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. may not know she is also an accomplished author, a college instructor, an experienced print journalist, and a multifaceted person with amazing insights into the world.