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Claudine Gay inaugurated as Harvard's first Black president

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...Claudine Gay, a scholar of politics, gender and race, officially became the first Black woman to lead Harvard University on Friday.... ...“I stand before you on this stage, with the weight and the honor of being a first, able to say I am Claudine Gay, the president of Harvard University... ...Gay graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University where she studied economics... ...“Bilhah, Titus, Venus and Juba lived and worked in Wadsworth House as the personal property of the president of Harvard University,” she said....

favicon wgbh.org —  9+ hour, 24+ min ago

The Academy is replacing Hattie McDaniel's Oscar that has been missing for 50 years

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...The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is sending Howard University a replacement Oscar for the groundbreaking actress Hattie McDaniel,... ...University in Washington.... ...Thomas Battle, the former director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard, told NPR in 2009 that he believes the award went missing in... ...Director Jacqueline Stewart and Academy CEO Bill Kramer said in a Tuesday statement....

favicon wgbh.org —  3+ hour, 31+ min ago

Pao Arts Center's Experience Chinatown Arts Festival celebrates community

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...Muralist Nell Valle worked with 15 teens and students of all ages from Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) to paint the murals.... ...they found out," she said on Boston Public Radio.... ...Experience Chinatown's live performances are scheduled on September 30th from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Auntie Kay & Uncle Frank Chin Park on The Greenway... ...Pao Arts Center....

favicon wgbh.org —  6+ hour, 2+ min ago

Why many Latino nonprofits struggle to make ends meet

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...with roots in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala.... ...Lorna Rivera, director of the Mauricio Gastón Institute. But she said there are signs of improvement:... ...Lorna Rivera, director of the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development & Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston... ...Lina Cañon, director of finance operations and development for Chica Project Tomás Gonzalez, director of community and advocacy for Amplify Latinx...

favicon wgbh.org —  6+ hour, 4+ min ago

New Cape Cod dolphin rescue center will give beached animals a second chance

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...The Dolphin Rescue Center, located in Orleans and operated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, plans to treat about twelve stranded dolphins... ...Before the facility opened up, rescue teams were operating in mobile clinics that could only hold the animals for a few hours, often not long enough... ...GBH's All Things Considered host Arun Rath spoke with Sarah Sharp, a rescue animal veterinarian at the Dolphin Rescue Center about the work being... ...We'll transport them again in Moby to our dolphin rescue center in Orleans....

favicon wgbh.org —  6+ hour, 2+ min ago

NPR's Aisha Harris argues pop culture is much more than just entertainment

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...Aisha Harris, co-host and reporter for NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, author of “Wannabe:... ...As an observant young girl and a curious tween, Aisha Harris, co-host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, was deeply immersed in pop culture....

favicon wgbh.org —  8+ hour, 4+ min ago

Wu's plan for enforcement at Mass. and Cass faces council questions about existing police efforts

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...Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard.... ...a marathon Boston City Council hearing — an eight-hour debate that centered around the efficacy of police enforcement in the troubled area.... ...The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts submitted a statement to the council urging against giving police additional power.... ...“There are already laws on the books in Massachusetts prohibiting drug trafficking, sexual assault, property crimes, and violence,” the ACLU wrote...

favicon wgbh.org —  10+ hour, 54+ min ago

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California dies at age 90, sources tell the AP

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...was gunned down alongside Supervisor Harvey Milk at City Hall by Dan White, a disgruntled former supervisor.... ...She was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1969 and became its first female president in 1978, the same year Mayor George Moscone... ...Bush's nomination of John Roberts to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court.... ...Feinstein became mayor of San Francisco after the 1978 slayings of Moscone and Milk, leading the city during one of the most turbulent periods in...

thumbnail favicon wgbh.org —  7+ hour, 32+ min ago

'Going to Mars' explores the past and Afrofuturism of poet Nikki Giovanni's work

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...This year, CineFest Latino is partnering with the Roxbury Film Festival to screen "Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project," a documentary that... ...Paris Alston: This is GBH's Morning Edition. CineFest Latino Boston is underway. The annual festival highlights films by and about Latinos.... ...We caught up with Michèle Stephenson, one of the film's directors and producers, and Sabrina Aviles, founder and executive director of Cinema Latino... ...Corner Theater as part of Cinefest Latino Boston....

favicon wgbh.org —  7+ hour, 59+ min ago

New Salem Witch Trials exhibit focuses on victims' stories

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...A new exhibition at Salem's Peabody Essex Museum is recontextualizing the witch trials from a human perspective:... ...The city's association with witchcraft has been capitalized on from films like 1993's "Hocus Pocus" to the annual Halloween festivities that draw... ...The three married and middle-aged sisters, Rebecca Towne Nurse, Mary Towne Eastey and Sarah Towne Cloyce, were all accused of witchcraft.... ...Dan Lipcan, another co-curator of the exhibition and director of the museum’s Phillips Library, explained how one of the documents connects to Tituba...

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