Black America Web celebrates Black Music Month by saluting influential icons in the music industry

A married couple from Boston found out the hard way that scamming doesn't pay after being charged with multiple felonies for using donations they retrieved for their non-profit, Violence in Boston, and using the funds for vacations, car rentals, shopping and even to get approved for a home. 

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A Boston hospital is defending itself after a man’s family claimed he was denied a new heart for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying most transplant programs around the country set similar requirements to improve patients’ chances of survival.

The Boston Police Patrolman Association's recent tweets targeting mayoral candidate Andrea Campbell point to a lengthy history of attacks aimed at Black women city officials.

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BOSTON (AP) — The first recreational marijuana shop opened Monday in Boston, where owners are bracing for large crowds. Pure Oasis owners Kobie Evans and Kevin Hart say they’re preparing for up to 1,000 customers a day in the initial days to visit the store, which is also the first pot shop owned and operated […]

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BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s first retail pot shop and Massachusetts‘ first minority-owned marijuana business was approved Thursday, more than a year after the first shops opened elsewhere in the state. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday voted to give final license approval to Pure Oasis, a pot shop proposed by two local black entrepreneurs. […]

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BOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had a chance to thank his adoring fans at Fenway Park exactly three months after he was shot in the back while in his native Dominican Republic. In his first public appearance since June 9, when he was seriously injured in a Santo Domingo nightclub, Ortiz […]

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BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has hired an outside law firm to investigate reports that a group of minority middle school students was subjected to racism by staff and patrons during a field trip last month. Museum leadership in a statement Wednesday said former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger of Casner & […]

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BOSTON (AP) — A Mafia hit man who is said to hate “rats” is under suspicion in the slaying of former Boston crime boss and longtime FBI informant James “Whitey” Bulger, who was found dead hours after he was transferred to a West Virginia prison, an ex-investigator briefed on the case said Wednesday. The former […]

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BOSTON (AP) — The black Boston city councilor whose upset primary win over a 10-term congressman stunned Massachusetts’ political establishment called her victory “surreal” Wednesday and said the wave of inclusiveness sweeping the nation is the best way to counter President Donald Trump. “We won? We won?” This is the moment Ayanna Pressley learned she […]

In a video posted on her Facebook account, NeNe Judge’Mayo writes that the confrontation happened in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Mass. According to her, as soon as she pulled her motorcycle over, the white man approached her and began shouting at her, telling her to get out of his neighborhood. Warning: There is a lot […]

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Boston appointed William G. Gross as its next police commissioner, making him the first African-American to hold the position.