Social Issues


Error message

  • Deprecated function: The each() function is deprecated. This message will be suppressed on further calls in _menu_load_objects() (line 579 of /home/neighbormedia/public_html/includes/
  • Deprecated function: implode(): Passing glue string after array is deprecated. Swap the parameters in drupal_get_feeds() (line 394 of /home/neighbormedia/public_html/includes/
frank's picture

Cambridge Uncovered, Ep. 13: "Human Trafficking - Sex Trafficking in Cambridge"

Human trafficking, the modern slave trade: 30 million people are enslaved in the world today, more than anytime in human history, and yes, human trafficking has taken place right here in Cambridge. This episode of Cambridge Uncovered places a focus on sex trafficking, as NeighborMedia coordinator Frank Morris interviews Simon Hedlin of Cambridge-based Demand Abolition, Steven Procopio with Roxbury Youthworks, and Det. Sgt. Louis Cherubino from the Cambridge Police Department.

frank's picture

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center to Host Teen Open House Jan. 27

The following is a press release from BARCC.

On Wednesday, January 27th from 4:30-6pm, BARCC, located at 99 Bishop Allen Drive in Cambridge, will be holding an Open House for any teens between the ages of 12-18.  Most youth who come in for services were referred from other youth.  Our Teen Open House event is designed for any teen to come and check us out.  

frank's picture

Body & Sold

Documentary play about sex trafficking to be hosted Feb. 7 at Democracy Center

The followings scenes are excerpted  from BODY & SOLD, a documentary play created by Deborah Lake Fortson from interviews she conducted with young people in Boston, Hartford, New York, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles.  These young adults had run away from home, were picked up and trafficked, then trapped as workers in the sex industry for months or years.

frank's picture

Hyperlocal Media Meetup: January 26

Get connected with Boston-area citizen journalists

Cambridge Community Television is happy to host the 4th meeting for the Hyperlocal News & Media Meetup group on Tuesday, January 26th at 7pm. This quarterly meetup will be followed by a tour of CCTV. Meet people in the hyperlocal journalism field and learn more about what is happening in and around the greater Boston area.

frank's picture

The Muslim Experience in Cambridge

12th Episode of Cambridge Uncovered

NeighborMedia intern Sarah Moawad, co-editor of Muftah's Egypt and North Africa pages, leads the discussion in this 12th episode of "Cambridge Uncovered." Joining her are City Councilor Nadeem Mazen -- who is said to be the first and one of the only Muslim elected officials in Massachusetts; Farah El-Sharif, a second year Ph.D.

susan's picture

Not for Nothin' with Reverend Irene Monroe

Reverend Irene Monroe discusses the judicial system and race, in light of the Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Laquan McDonald and various Chicago cases, with host Susan Fleischmann. 1-4-2016

Richard's picture

Many Cultures Abound in Cambridge

West Indian Woman Speaks about Differences in Customs

I am ecstatic about my first attempt about being a member of For my first assignment, I wanted to interview neighbors who are from a different culture than myself. Luckily I have an acquaintance in my apartment complex that I have always been curious aboout. Her name is Miriam and she is a delightful elder citizen of West Indian background. It's easy to tell by her mannerism and gentleness that she is an honest and helpful person.

frank's picture

Cambridge InsideOut for Dec. 22

Robert Winters and Judy Nathans talk Cambridge civic affairs

henry's picture

The Story Behind Peacemakers' Square

Have you ever heard of Peacemakers’ Corner? At the intersection of Oxford and Sacramento streets in Cambridge there is a square named after Steven Brion-Meisels. Those who knew him remembered him as a very smart and caring person. From his upbring Mr. Brion-Meisels learned the values of humanity.

dzaporoz's picture

How I Learned to Love Cambridge: Experiences of a Russian Immigrant

When four-and-a-half years ago my father told me we are moving to USA, I was terrified. Back in 2011 my twin sister and I were studying at a boarding school in Switzerland. I was managing to balance school work and social life, so my dad’s decision made no sense to me. He ended up sending us to a prep school in the middle of nowhere – Connecticut. Even though I grew to love that place, I still couldn’t wait to get out there and live in the real world instead of a forest.