On WGBH News: New Affordable Units In Roxbury Invite A Flood of Applications
At Dewitt Community Center in Lower Roxbury, dozens of housing hunters filed into the gym Tuesday night, hoping to secure an affordable unit in a new apartment complex opening nearby this spring. They could add to the 700 applicants that the Madison Park Development Corporation has already received for the 39 units.
“It shows the demand and the need for affordable housing,” said Jeanne Pinado, Madison Park’s CEO. She suggested that the online application process the nonprofit recently created has contributed to the number of applications.
In The Boston Globe: In ‘Nat Turner in Jerusalem,’ a raw chapter of racial history
A barefoot black man in chains: That is the unsettling sight that greets the audience as Nathan Alan Davis’s “Nat Turner in Jerusalem’’ begins to unfold at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.
The scene is doubly resonant because it was precisely the attempt to throw off the chains of slavery, for himself and other African-Americans, that landed Nat Turner (Brandon G. Green) in the jail cell where he sits slumped in a corner, his shirt bloody, his pants torn.
In WBUR’s ‘The Artery’: Marsha Parrilla Fights Oppression And Trauma Through Dance
Marsha Parrilla’s “Dance for Social Justice Workshop” is Saturday, Feb. 9, at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at First Church Boston in Roxbury. Danza Orgánica will also perform excerpts from “Seeds,” on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. and excerpts from “Melaza,” on Sunday, Feb.10 at 12:30 p.m. at First Church. A “Dance for Social Justice Workshop” for self-identified women of color will take place Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.
In the Bay State Banner: Living a triggered life
On Jan. 25, Keith Mascoll’s one-man show, “Triggered,” returns to Boston for a single performance at the Calderwood Pavilion. After three sold-out shows at Hibernian Hall last year, Mascoll’s project returns to the Boston stage in a longer format sponsored by The Boston Foundation.