Roxbury Sun-Times

Roxbury Sun-Times Roxbury’s Favorite Digital News Source News from Roxbury and the World.
(1)

10/29/2023

Incumbent Julia Mejia answers closed-circle questions from members of the East Boston Community.

New details about Stephen "tWitch" Boss's deathIn an autopsy report obtained by PEOPLE, it was confirmed that the So You...
07/07/2023

New details about Stephen "tWitch" Boss's death

In an autopsy report obtained by PEOPLE, it was confirmed that the So You Think You Can Dance alum had no substances in his system when he died in December. The document also concluded that Boss died by su***de, which was previously revealed in the coroner’s report obtained by PEOPLE.

Boss' wife, Allison Holker Boss, issued a statement to PEOPLE in the aftermath of his death.

"Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him," Holker Boss, 35, said at the time.

"He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans."

Boss was 40 at the time of his death. The recent autopsy paperwork reiterates the point — and confirms there were no additional wounds, substances or other considerations in evaluating his death.

Boss was best known as a professional dancer. He appeared on SYTYCD and in several of the Step Up films.
He also served as the official DJ onThe Ellen DeGeneres Show. The dancer later became a constant on Ellen DeGeneres' series, eventually becoming a co-executive producer and frequent guest host before the talk show concluded in 2022.

Some of his other television and film appearances include Magic Mike XXL, Modern Family and Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings, which he hosted with Holker Boss.

Boss is survived by his wife as well as children Zaia, 3, Maddox, 6, and Weslie, 14.

If you or someone you know is considering su***de, please contact the 988 Su***de and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or go to 988lifeline.org.

Black Social Worker Launches Online Summer Camp to Teach Youth How to Build ResilienceKim Chisolm, LCSW, CASC, the found...
07/07/2023

Black Social Worker Launches Online Summer Camp to Teach Youth How to Build Resilience

Kim Chisolm, LCSW, CASC, the founder and CEO of Mental Essentials Unlimited, LLC, is hosting a summer camp entitled “Building Resilience in Youth: A Journey Toward Becoming a Better You.” The virtual camp will equip adolescents with the tools needed in the journey of resilience. Participants will learn the various components of resilience, examine the benefits, and learn practical measures to incorporate these tools into everyday life.

It will be offered during two separate weeks: June 26 -June 30, 2023 and again during the week of July 10 – July 14, 2023 from 10am to 3pm EST.

Chisolm has 30 years of experience counseling young adults and specializes in mental health, substance abuse, stress management, and overall wellness. Chisolm will take students on a cognitive-behavioral journey to explore the mental and behavioral components of resilience.

She has combined a degree in Psychology with an appreciation for resiliency to create a curriculum on Mental Fortitude. With extensive experience facilitating adolescent-focused groups in various settings, Chisolm is excited to embark on this journey.

For more details and/or to register for this specialized camp that’s infused with thought-provoking material and exercises, visit MentalFortitudeCamp.info

Following summer camps, Chisolm will continue teaching this curriculum to non-profit organizations.
For press inquiries, contact 703-216-9688 or [email protected]

U.S. Representative Cori Bush Introduces New Bill to Congress Calling for Reparations for Black Americans.According to n...
07/06/2023

U.S. Representative Cori Bush Introduces New Bill to Congress Calling for Reparations for Black Americans.

According to npr.org, U.S. Rep. Cori Bush (D, Missouri) has introduced new legislation calling for $14 trillion in reparations for Black Americans, in an effort to see the federal government atone and attempt to compensate for the practice of chattel slavery for over 250 years and the generations of racist policies that have followed.

To quote from npr.org:
“The United States has a moral and legal obligation to provide reparations for the enslavement of Africans and its lasting harm on the lives of millions of Black people,” Bush said in a Wednesday news conference attended by Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., as well as other stakeholders.

“America must provide reparations if we desire a prosperous future for all,” Bush said.

Rep. Bush’s resolution is the latest in a long line of congressional efforts by Democrats to compensate Black Americans for centuries of racial inequity. Similar language about reparations has been introduced in every legislative session since 1989.
“We know that we continue to live under slavery’s vestiges. We know how slavery has perpetuated Jim Crow. We know how slavery’s impacts live on today,” Bush said, citing the racial wealth gap, voter suppression, infant mortality rates and other negative health outcomes for Black people.

“It’s unjust and it wouldn’t happen in a just and fair and equitable society,” Bush also remarked. “Those are not the natural consequences of human society… They are directly caused by our federal government’s role in the enslavement and exploitation of Africans and Black people throughout our history.”

California is currently exploring reparations on a state level, San Francisco is proposing reparations to bring Black people back to the city, while Evanston, Illinois started offering a form of reparations in 2019 through its Restorative Housing Reparations Program.

UMOJA: JANA, LEO, KESHO honors & celebrates Black creativity with the continuity of time— Creation is Black fate! It tra...
12/21/2022

UMOJA: JANA, LEO, KESHO honors & celebrates Black creativity with the continuity of time— Creation is Black fate! It translates into ‘UNITY: YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW’ & focuses on Black creation in each aspect of time with JANA uplifting the ancestral practice of orality & external expression; we celebrate noise makers! Which is why this open mic aims to celebrate & share those those using their external expressions. Join us 12/28/22 at Frugal Bookstore, physically or virtually for a special night of performative healing & spontaneous fun!

In person tickets $15:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/umoja-jana-x-frugal-bookstore-open-mic-tickets-465796829857?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Free virtual registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-registration-umoja-jana-x-frugal-bookstore-open-mic-tickets-475534505507?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

11/26/2021

Marcia Chance was discovered lifeless with stab wounds inside a Lawrenceville home.

Chicago prepares for a racist campaign
11/21/2021

Chicago prepares for a racist campaign

This kindred spirit of former President Donald J. Trump will fan the flames of racism, bigotry and fear. Sadly, that’s a campaign that may appeal in som...

Kamala Harris's Senior Staffer Resigns
11/21/2021

Kamala Harris's Senior Staffer Resigns

Kamala Harris’ communications director resigned Thursday night as the Vice President’s poll numbers plunge to 28% and the media spotlights a growing rif...

The case of onsite childcare
11/18/2021

The case of onsite childcare

For many new parents, attending Outdoor Retailer comes at a cost: leaving your kiddos behind. But, for Tessa Byars, the PR and communications manager at...

Support of black lives matter declining
11/18/2021

Support of black lives matter declining

A new poll shows a decline in support among Americans for the Black Lives Matter movement, a year and a half after the killing of George Floyd.

10 Black women changing the world via science and technology
09/11/2021

10 Black women changing the world via science and technology

Paleontologist, oceanographer, tech innovator...these black women are doing life-changing work in STEM.

There are 4 steps to use an officer's taser. It would be highly impossible to mistake it for a 2 step process service we...
04/14/2021

There are 4 steps to use an officer's taser.

It would be highly impossible to mistake it for a 2 step process service weapon.

With the 4th generation taser, that officers are using, the manufacturers figured out how to stop the mistakes and excuses, making them actually fool-proof.

1.The holster has no snap like a service holster has.

2. It has a hitch you must grab a certain way to get it out it’s holster or cradle.

3. Then you must switch it over to your strong hand because taking it out with your strong hand isn’t that easy. There’s a reason why that is. For muscle memory, and how far you need to get your hand across your body to uncradle it.

4.Then the grip is much different for a reason. It’s smooth.

5. In order to fire your taser, you must use your thumb to engage the switch. Without using your thumb, it won’t fire. It’s like a safety switch. It gives the taser power.

6. The color is basically neon.

7. The taser weight it very light. Like a toy.

She knew damn well that she wasn’t holding a taser. Her service weapon has grips on the handle. A taser is smooth. She's the devil. She's a murderer.

04/04/2021
Boston Police officer arrested on drug charges
03/20/2021

Boston Police officer arrested on drug charges

The officer, who has been with the department since 2002, was taken into custody by Massachusetts State Police in West Roxbury.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) condemns anti-Asian violence and racism. Read about in Roxbury Sun-Times
03/18/2021

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) condemns anti-Asian violence and racism. Read about in Roxbury Sun-Times


Spread the loveIn the face of an appalling surge of anti-Asian violence since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, LISC

Houston Police Department shoot 1-year-old Black baby in the head, chasing a robbery suspect.
03/18/2021

Houston Police Department shoot 1-year-old Black baby in the head, chasing a robbery suspect.

Spread the loveA 1-year-old boy is “fighting for his life” and struggling to breathe on his own after being shot

Barry Lawton talks upcoming Boston elections.
03/17/2021

Barry Lawton talks upcoming Boston elections.

Spread the loveNearly two centuries ago, Boston elected Hugh O’Brien, its first Irish Catholic Mayor. That watershed election started a

03/09/2021

Asked by the US chat show star if she should accept that losing some privacy was 'part of the deal' of being a royal, Meghan argued that 'everyone has a basic right to privacy'.

03/08/2021

The duo’s startup has become a media and branding juggernaut that empowers communities and is built for the future.

03/08/2021

It is a reminder of the erasure of Black feminist struggles.

Dr. Jean McGuire: "Boston has NEVER had a non-racist mayor!"Dr. Jean McGuire speaks candidly about the history of the Bo...
03/08/2021

Dr. Jean McGuire: "Boston has NEVER had a non-racist mayor!"

Dr. Jean McGuire speaks candidly about the history of the Boston Mayoral Cabinet, exclaiming Boston has never had a non-racist mayor. Mrs. McGuire blasted former mayor Menino and says Marty Walsh's cabinet is one and the same. McGuire's co-narration of the upcoming documentary, "I Grew Up In Roxbury - The Documentary" is a 2-hour film about the rich history and legacy of Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Address

55 Roxbury Street, Unit 190532
Boston, MA
02199

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Roxbury Sun-Times posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Roxbury Sun-Times:

Videos

Share

Category

Nearby media companies


Other Newspapers in Boston

Show All