Boston’s political power in communities of color.

In this episode, I revisit Boston’s Black Political task force of the 1970s, 80s & 90s.

I speak to witnessing the political coalition and organizing of the South Boston electeds.   I detail the beginning of Boston’s elected of color and challenge where the group stands today.

Mentions of some community giants: Mel King, Dr Joseph Warren, Doris Bunte, Chuck Turner.

I should have mentioned Team Unity !

Also, at the 19 minute mark, I accidentally refer to Andrea Campbell as Andrea Cabral. My b.


Politics & ish #6 – endorsements, a little BDPA, GOTV and organizing

Don’t ask me about episodes 4 & 5. Lol. They’re out there in the ether.


At the time of publication we were unaware that Ricardo Arroyo, candidate for Boston City Council district 5 had secured the endorsement of Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.

In this episode about 30 days away from E-day, Danielle aka Ms. Hotsauce and I discuss recent endorsements in the Boston City Council race.

We discuss GOTV efforts, organizing action, and we touch on the recent announcement of Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu’s idea to dismantle the BPDA formerly known as the BRA.

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Cowards, care and concern.

Here’s what I noticed about Boston’s Twitter trolls. They are mostly anonymous, casting aspersions while hiding their identity. I find it cowardly.

What I find interesting is the ones who only know of me through reading about the false charges I was convicted of. Now, dont get me wrong, they have the right to accept every verdict as fact if they so choose. Foolish in my opinion but hey. They often use one of the most painful parts of my life to try to shame me or someone connected to me in some way usually political. Like Senator Elizabeth Warren or Mayor Walsh.

What I find sadly ironic is that these men and women making these comments about me, after looking extensively through their posts, rarely ever speak about preventing domestic violence or women’s rights. But they will make it seem as though they are an ally to the cause when the truth of the matter is that me and the topic is only being used as fodder in a mostly anonymous political shame game.

I am comfortable talking about preventing domestic violence. I’m more comfortable and more knowledgeable after being falsely accused and wrongly convicted than when I was a State Representative cohosting White Ribbon day at the State House with a NOW endorsement. I speak with friends, have spoken at schools and programs and offered to partner with advocacy groups like Jane Doe.

I know who I am. I know the truth. I will not cower from the conversation. I will not accept responsibility nor apologize for something I did not do. In my opinion, that is stupid. I will aggressively defend myself from slander and mischaracterization. And I will continue to advocate for the people, community and causes I care about.