November 22, 2007 — Vol. 43, No. 15
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Local and Culturally Relevant Events this week:

Mayor Thomas M. Menino (left) and the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians held the second annual “We Are Boston” awards ceremony at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Monday, honoring David Ortiz and other outstanding individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions in embracing Boston’s diversity. (Photo courtesy of City of Boston Mayor’s Office)

Didi Emmons (center), chef from Haley House Bakery Café in Roxbury, shares her secrets with students from Dorchester’s Neighborhood House Charter School. Emmons took part in a fundraiser for Neighborhood House’s Garden and Outdoor Classroom project. (Photo courtesy of Mayflower Farm and Garden Association)
Dr. William Hinton, Harvard’s first African American professor and the doctor who discovered the diagnosis for syphilis, received long overdue recognition at the History & Innovation Awards on Nov. 13. The Boston History & Innovation Collaborative posthumously honored Hinton with an award, presented to his grandson Charles Jones (center) and other family members by Secretary of Heath and Human Services Dr. JudyAnn Bigby (right). Enoch Woodhouse, Esq., a Tuskegee Airman and an acquaintance of Hinton’s, spoke about the man and his accomplishments. (Photo courtesy of Meghan Moore)

Mayor Thomas M. Menino (fourth from left) recently joined Michael Flaherty, co-founder and president of Boston’s Walden Media (second from left) and local members of the U.S. Marine Corps to kick off the city’s annual Toys for Tots drive, which collects new, unwrapped toys for distribution as Christmas gifts to give needy children in the Greater Boston community a message of hope and a sense of the joy of Christmas. (Photo courtesy of City of Boston Mayor’s Office)

A group of Dorchester youth teamed with community activists and volunteers — including 23 middle-schoolers from Maine — last Monday to clean up the block-long parking lot behind Syria Temple on Norfolk Street. The project, part of the Fourth Annual “Being Thankful for My Community Day” in Codman Square, gave area residents a chance to spotlight a different side of the Dot and show they care about their neighborhood. (Brandon Goad/The Boston Project Ministries photo)

Grammy-winning R&B star John Legend, who played a free concert Nov. 7 at the Roxy in Boston, headed over to Mantra Restaurant on Temple Street following the show in support of “The Souls of Black Girls,” a provocative new documentary by Daphne Valerius. Legend and Valerius have known each other for some time, and have shown strong support for one another’s work. The new film, which Valerius made while at Emerson, features interviews with rapper Chuck D, actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, and journalist Gwen Ifill. (Derek Lumpkins photo)

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