25 Investigates: Marijuana lobby floods lawmakers with campaign donations


House to begin moving on criminal justice bill

Harvard Think Tank Gets Millions Study Poverty But Will Learn Anything New

Commonwealth Shakespeare Gets Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams for Staged Reading




The formerly incarcerated still struggle to find work– The Boston Globe, March 22nd, 2017


“But poor blacks did benefit from the fact that there was a black man in the White House less than 100 years after we were hanging from trees,” Horace Small said.

“But poor blacks did benefit from the fact that there was a black man in the White House less than 100 years after we were hanging from trees,” Horace Small said.

AG’s new council aims to amplify communities of color voices– The Bay State Banner, November 3rd, 2016

Boston activists make a statement with Flint water effort-The Boston Globe, February 22nd, 2016

Governor Dukakis Supports UMN’s Work! – Boston Globe, April 25, 2013

Newton Fundraiser Promotes Jamacia Plain Non-Profit – Boston Globe, April 18, 2013

Amid school changes, giving voice to busing’s past – Boston Globe, April 7, 2013

Activists working to ensure fair wages at Walmart – The Bay State Banner, April 28, 2011

A Proven Route to Education

In 1995, a bold experiment in public education was undertaken in Boston – the introduction of pilot schools. Forged by a unique collaboration… (read more)

Groups Seek Stimulus Jobs For Minorities

Advocates for the poor and minority groups are urging the Patrick administration to reserve a portion of the jobs created by the economic stimulus package for low-wage earners, the long-term unemployed, and young adults… (read more)

How To Spread The Stimulus

More Massachusetts residents are experiencing the heavy weight of empty pockets. Competition for jobs has more than doubled over the past year, and unemployment rates are pushing 8 percent. Frustration is especially high… (read more)

Breaking Bars to Jobs

Today, Patrick will unveil his plan to overhaul the state’s Criminal Offender Record Information law, better known as CORI. The administration has mapped out its approach largely behind closed doors… (read more)

For Ex-Offenders, CORI Law Not Working

At a time when residents of high-crime neighborhoods are on edge over the plague of gang and gun violence, Mayor Thomas Menino ventured up to Beacon Hill this month to lobby on behalf of the city’s ne’er-do-wells. The mayor was there to testify at a Judiciary Committee hearing in favor of a bill to limit employer access to criminal records. While some might say Menino should focus his energies on law-abiders, not lawbreakers, he is driven as much by a concern for the former as the latter… (read more

Senate To Take Up Crime Records

Horace Small, executive director of the Union of Minority Neighborhoods and a proponent of CORI reform, said he would prefer sealing records after seven years for felony convictions and three years for misdemeanor convictions; studies have shown that former inmates who stay clean that long are unlikely to commit new crimes…(read more)