A Black Lives Matter rally planned for Thursday will focus not just on violence to people of color nationwide, but on the gentrification of Cambridge and stubborn achievement gap in city schools.
Superintendent Kenneth Salim’s “entry plan” includes core value, a schedule for his first several months on the job and an adviser list suggesting he’s coming in with a profound consciousness of the achievement gap persisting despite three decades of effort.
Black Lives Matter Cambridge members addressed the jarring presence of an armored vehicle at a Central Square rally and traveled into Somerville to match a police rally of opposition to a movement banner, and expect to speak out Monday on a new issue.
The nightclub Monroe faces a seven-day suspension and the loss of two crucial nightlife hours – from midnight to 2 a.m. – as a result of License Commission sanctions for recent incidents that have drawn police. Owner Solmon Chowdhury has five days to appeal.
Given all the violence and unrest, it seems relevant to dial back to earlier times in the black struggle in America – back to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the man who started it all, if by proximity alone: the Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.
The rowdy Monroe nightclub in Central Square could be forced to close earlier and let in fewer people after a series of recent violent incidents landed its managers before the License Commission on Tuesday. The ruling could come as soon as next week.
While it is clearly frustrating when some in our community continue to judge the Cambridge Police Department for the actions of police officers in other jurisdictions, we understand this reality.
Cambridge police made a bad decision to bring a heavy-duty armored vehicle to a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally Sunday.
In the wake of the horrible violence that has occurred in our country over the past several days, many have emailed city officials asking what the Cambridge Police Department is doing to ensure similar events don’t occur here. There are several things.
The shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are horrifying to the black community – horrifying, but unfortunately not surprising. There are a couple of critical things that need to happen to end this ongoing violence.