Massachusetts

Hair Discrimination Banned in Massachusetts

The CROWN Act Law prohibits discrimination against students, employees, and others based on their protective or natural hairstyles.
08/01/2022

Violent White Supremacist Group Marched Through Boston Allegedly Attacking Black Activist

Mayor Michelle Wu says the dozens of supremacists’ “hate is as cowardly as it is disgusting.”
07/04/2022

Missing Massachusetts Toddler Found Dead In Pond A Day After Disappearance

A massive search had been launched to find 3-year-old Harry Kkonde.
06/16/2022

UMass Investigating 'Racist, Hateful' Emails Sent To Black Students

University of Massachusetts Amherst students say they’re upset by the email but not shocked anymore after a disturbing pattern.
05/05/2022

Massachusetts Black Prosecutor Who Made History Faces Racist Death Threats

Rachael Rollins is the first Black woman to lead the US Attorney’s Office for Massachusetts, but has been met with violent messages over social media.
01/11/2022

D.A. Rachael Rollins Nominated As U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts

Rollins would be the second Black woman U.S. Attorney.
07/28/2021

Shooting Of Two Black People In Massachusetts Being Investigated As Hate Crime

Officials found “troubling white supremacist rhetoric.”
06/29/2021

Cleveland Coats, Retired Black State Trooper, Awarded Nearly $1.3 Million In Discrimination Case

He claims discrimination while working for the governor.
12/03/2020

Watch: Ayanna Pressley Dancing ‘The Wobble’ Will Make Your Day

She was celebrating on election day.
11/05/2020

This Day in Black History: July 31, 1956

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick was born.
07/31/2020