Where to look for Black fine art and the finest African American art around town.

PPHOTO BY ANNA BUCKLEY
The WOVEN ARK is the current exhibition until July 2016 at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American art in Cambridge Central Square. You'll see work from Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui (a 2015 recipient of the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement), American conceptual artist Glenn Ligon, Namibian woodcutter John Muafangejo, Kenyan mixed-media artist Grace Ndiritu, and four pieces...

Where do blacks go out when they come to Boston for a visit?

Massachusetts receives about 20 million visitors a year according to the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and Boston gets about 50 % of all visitors. An overwhelming majority of visitors when surveyed, say they come here to visit family. And the average stay is 2.4 days. They are more likely to drive up from a North Atlantic state than...

Where are the Black People in Boston?

Africans recently lead all immigrants in number and volume of  coming to live in Massachusetts and Boston. Somalians, Nigerians and Kenyans were coming. After all, the first blacks arrived in Boston in the early 1600s and have been here ever since.  Africans became African Americans after slavery ended.  The Boston African-American population played important roles in freeing the slaves...

The Ruggles #28 bus ride down Blue Hill Avenue is unique.

Boston scenes by bus. No other route covers as much territory where African Amerians, Blacks and other minorities live and work in Boston, than the Ruggles #28 bus. It starts at Ruggles Station at Northeastern University and ends near Milton Ma and one of the oldest crosstown trolley track yards in Boston. Along the way it goes past Roxbury Community College,...

Visitor’s Center rolls trolley tour car out into Quincy’s dense cultural history.

John Adams tour site
The Quincy Visitor's Center operated by the  federal National Parks service is located at the base of Quincy Community College and faces the Starbucks on Hancock street. City Hall is a block away and Quincy's famed statues sit on its lawn.  The building where Clark Kent worked in the Superman movie is located nearby. You can board an inexpensive...