• Black History Month Feb 22

    ‘Still We Rise': Honoring Black Leaders, Past, Present and Future

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Coretta Scott King. Madam C.J. Walker. Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler. George Floyd. These are just a handful of names that come to mind when Black leaders in Boston reflect on figures who have left an indelible mark on history. In a series of interviews, eight Black community leaders — comprised of activists, artists and professionals…

  • Violence in Boston Oct 15, 2020

    Violence in Boston Org. Opens New Social Impact Center

    After someone attempted to kill Monica Cannon-Grant’s son, she quit nursing school, became an activist and started Violence in Boston Inc. to help victims of violence. Last week, the organization opened its first physical space to provide free legal and mental health assistance, a food pantry and other services for victims and families in need.

  • Violence in Boston Sep 21, 2020

    A Boston Nonprofit That Helps Victims of Violence Gets a New Home

    The words “Violence in Boston” may not immediately conjure a name for a nonprofit, but that’s what Monica Cannon-Grant, CEO of Violence in Boston, wanted. “The name is controversial… I kept it controversial because you’ll go and figure out what I do. It’ll make you search,” she explained to NBC10 Boston in the organization’s newly opened Social Impact Center....

  • Social Impact Center Sep 8, 2020

    Activist Opens New Social Impact Center in Boston

    An organization aimed at reducing violence in Boston opened a new Social Impact Center in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood over the holiday weekend. Violence in Boston’s new Social Impact Center was established to help prevent and reduce the impact of violence by addressing immediate and basic needs like housing, food, clothing and public safety. “Today, after 10 years,...

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