October 18, 2007 — Vol. 43, No. 10
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Local and Culturally Relevant Events this week:

Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., waits patiently for someone to answer the door during a neighborhood canvas in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007. Obama’s campaigning heavily in rural Iowa in preparation for the state’s January’s caucuses. For more campaign coverage turn to pg. 7. (AP photo/Kevin Sanders)

(From left): Artists Pat Greenhouse, Keitha L. Hassell, Deneen Roberts and Glo Jones celebrate the opening of their new photography exhibit, “PhotograpHERS: Four Black Women Behind the Lens,” on Oct. 13 at the Haley House Bakery Café in Roxbury’s Dudley Square. (Sandy Middlebrooks photo)

Mayor Thomas M. Menino (center) took part in the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides for Breast Cancer” Walk on Sunday. Menino and the Boston Public Health Commission launched the Pink and Black Campaign to draw attention to disparities in breast cancer survival rates between black and white women. More than 40,000 walkers took part in the event, raising more than $3.25 million for breast cancer research. (Photo courtesy of City of Boston Mayor’s Office)

Legendary husband-and-wife duo Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, the songwriters and recording artists behind a host of Motown and R&B classics, hit the Hub last Friday night for a show at Berklee Performance Center. (Tony Irving photo)

Dr. Richard L. O’Bryant (second from left, back row) and family at a reception held to celebrate his appointment as the new director of The John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute at Northeastern University on Thursday, Oct. 11. The institute, which is named in honor of O’Bryant’s father, offers educational and cultural programs, services and activities focused on students of African origin, and will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year from April 6-8. (Sandy Middlebrooks photo)

Sylvia Stevens-Edouard of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (left) presents Brandon Watson and Helen Rosenfeld of the Young Achievers School in Jamaica Plain with a $1,000 Jump Up & Go! Hall of Fame Award during a recent conference in recognition of the school’s efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle for its students. (Photo courtesy of BCBSMA)

Fifty Bostonians are currently in China exploring business expansion strategies, population challenges, high-tech development, urban planning and the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games. The trip is sponsored by Boston’s 2007 City to City Program, chaired by Hubie Jones and James Segel. Pictured here climbing the Great Wall of China, which is north of Beijing, are (left to right): Don West, Darryl Settles, Darnell Williams and Clayton Turnbull. (Don West photo)

Mia Diers and artist David Bautista test designs for a butterfly sculpture that he is helping local middle school students build for the 24th Annual Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade on Oct. 28, where members of the JP community gather at dusk to carry candlelight lanterns around Jamaica Pond. For more information on the parade, call Spontaneous Celebrations at 617-524-6373. (Lars Knakkergaard photo)

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