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Faced with a Housing Crisis, Chinatown Residents Note the Absence of Media Coverage

Faced with a Housing Crisis, Chinatown Residents Note the Absence of Media Coverage

NU Journalism student Jasmine Wu reports on the lack of media coverage on Chinatown’s housing crisis and gentrification: Gentrification has become a factor of everyday life in Chinatown. But for a neighborhood located in the heart of downtown Boston, this burgeoning issue receives little coverage from major media organizations. And the stories that do cover … Continued

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Civil rights activist Shaun King outlines strategy for making change happen

Civil rights activist Shaun King outlines strategy for making change happen

“There’s a lot to be furious about,” said Shaun King, the political commentator and civil rights activist. “But I’m also hopeful.” King is widely known for using Twitter and Facebook to tell micro-stories of injustice, influencing how people learn of those impacted by racism and police brutality. On Friday, he discussed everything from healthcare policy … Continued

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Have you visited a black-owned restaurant this month?

Have you visited a black-owned restaurant this month?

It’s Thursday night and Suya Joint is hopping. The Dudley Square West African restaurant smells amazing and sounds like a party. A DJ queues up The Whispers as groups of friends, couples young and old, and families with little kids share plates of jollof rice, meat pies, and other specialties. This is the kickoff party … Continued

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