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Local Black Elected Officials not involved; Southie Pols chosen for Urban League convention finale

The Blackstonian has learned that local Black Elected Officials have no level of involvement with the Urban League convention. No Panel, or other participation beyond a general invite in which the Elected Official is expected to pay the Convention Fee. However, the send off of the event is an event featuring all white politician’s from South Boston. Many of who have a questionable record on issues affecting People of Color.

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Showtime for New Boston

With the Urban League conference coming next week, Boston’s movers and shakers are scrambling to project a progressive racial image
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 22, 2011
Boston Phoenix

And, Williams says, a special send-off reception is in the works, to be hosted by South Boston elected officials — Irish-Americans like State Senator Jack Hart, City Councilor Bill Linehan, and State Representative Nick Collins, who lived through the busing wars. That could be an important gesture. (Massachusetts Convention Center Authority James Rooney, who is playing a critical role in the planning, is also a Southie native.)

Read more: http://thephoenix.com/boston/news/124172-showtime-for-new-boston/#ixzz1St7tvOUh


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