A house of Malcolm X added to endangered list
The Roxbury home where Malcolm X lived as a young man in the 1940s, boarded up and neglected for years, may be on the verge of being saved.
Elizabeth Catlett, sculptor, captured black experience
- Elizabeth Catlett, 96, whose abstracted sculptures of the human form reflected her deep concern with the African-American experience and the struggle for civil rights, died Monday at her home in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she had lived since the late 1940s.
Playwright weaves family history into ‘Luck of the Irish’
- The details of the play are artistic inventions, but Greenidge’s inspiration was the stratagem her grandparents used as a black couple to buy a house in overwhelmingly white Arlington in 1967.
Martin’s death sparks soul-searching in Roxbury
- Students at New Mission High see themselves in the images of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black Florida teen who was killed last.
August Wilson’s voice rings clear and strong in ‘Ma Rainey’
- Director Liesl Tommy’s fine production reminds us that “Ma Rainey” is about the sustaining power of cultural tradition in keeping the heart of a community beating strong.
Tough job done well
- Yesterday was Pervis Ryans Jr.’s first day of retirement after 34 years with the Boston Police Department, where he was the only black captain.
Malcolm X house may get makeover
- The now run-down Roxbury home where Malcolm X lived in the 1940s could be turned into housing for graduate students in African-American studies or related fields.