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Tenants organize to preserve an affordable housing complex in the South End

Esther Echevarria worked as an activist before coming to Boston.
Holding their ground
By ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  September 07, 2012

Rich and richer

Last week, Mitt Romney announced a running mate — finally offering relief to the fidgeting comedians, though disappointing them when it turned out not to be Michele Bachmann — and it was 42-year-old Paul Ryan.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  August 17, 2012

A browner shade of pale

Here in the least racially diverse US state, there isn't much danger of whites becoming a minority anytime soon, given that 94.3 percent of the population is non-Hispanic white.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  May 25, 2012

Stupid is equal-opportunity

To me, 2011 offered a buffet of publicly expressed stupidity, perpetuated by a broad swatch of races, genders, and ideological factions. Here are a few gems.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  January 06, 2012

I’ll miss you, Herman — sorta

The news just a few days ago that Herman Cain was dropping out of the race to become the Republican nominee for the 2012 presidential race kind of made me sad.
Diverse-city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  December 09, 2011

What company are you from?

Confused by the "Occupy" movement, whether "Occupy Wall Street" or "Occupy Maine" or "Occupy the one-person bathroom in the coffee place" or whatever else?
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  November 11, 2011


A hug beats a nod

Maine may be the whitest state in the country, but it certainly isn't the straightest.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  September 16, 2011
Bill T Jones alumni

Bill T. Jones alumni shine at the ICA

During the Q&A that followed last weekend's "Summer Reunion" of former dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Jones — unable to attend — was represented on stage by a large bouquet of white roses. (Zane, who died in 1988, was probab
Summer Reunion
By DEBRA CASH  |  July 22, 2011

Class (warfare) is in session

In case you haven't heard yet, the US Census Bureau just announced its findings from the 2010 Census, and even a small state like ours saw a noticeable darkening of the population.
Diverse-city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 01, 2011

What's missing?

After an intense investigation into the backgrounds of Republican Governor Paul LePage's nominees for top administration posts, I've discovered an astonishing lack of diversity.
LePage's nominees
By AL DIAMON  |  January 21, 2011

Election whoas

Never before have a I seen such a classist, racist, lock-step-thinking set of election results in my time living here, and I — OK, kidding; kidding. Just wanted to get a rise out of the people who still think I'm all "Maine is a mess" and "White people
Diverse-city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  November 12, 2010


From away, here to stay: Out-of-towners settle down in Maine

I'm becoming a hick. Or so I'm being told more and more lately.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 25, 2010

Cover the boobs; leave the guns at home

Spring has barely started, and I was expecting a few of the usual seasonal assaults to the eyeballs.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 30, 2010

Ask A Black Woman: Criminal intent edition

Ask A Black Woman: Why are Blacks committing all the crimes lately in Maine and doesn't this say something about Black people's natural inclinations?
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  March 05, 2010

Ask a Black Woman: Harry Reid edition

Just in time for Black History Month, another installment of "Ask a Black Woman," thanks to JT in Portland who in early January asked me: What's your take on the Harry Reid thing?
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  February 05, 2010

Losing our religion

All those pretty churches. So many of them white clapboard buildings with tall steeples and stained glass windows. The kind of thing that makes you think Mainers are a hardy, God-fearing, churchgoing lot.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  January 08, 2010


Saying their ‘I don’ts’

In case it slipped by one or two of you out there, Maine is a pretty homogenized state overall, even more so than a carton of Oakhurst or Hood milk.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  November 13, 2009

In the same boat

It's summertime in Maine, a sweet and all-too-short season that generally makes living here the other nine or 10 months worth it. Except that this year, sun and warmth have apparently decided that, like access to the credit markets, they won't be avail
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 26, 2009

Gender balance

Diversity isn’t even just about being open-minded. In the end, it’s about fairness.
LD 1020 and marriage fairness
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  May 01, 2009

Uh, race still matters, folks

In a few short days Barack Obama will go from being our first black president-elect to our first black president. Yes siree, the black guy is finally going to be in charge. We finally did it. Welcome to post-racial America!
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  January 07, 2009

Obama goes for Sanford's diversity


The Sanford High School Marching Band will perform in Barack Obama's inaugural parade. Of course, it...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 10, 2008