May 1, 2008 — Vol. 43, No. 38
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Local and Culturally Relevant Events this week:

Dr. William S. Hinton, the first African American professor at Harvard Medical School and an internationally renowned researcher on sexually transmitted diseases, was posthumously honored by Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday, as the Department of Public Health’s State Laboratory Institute was renamed in Hinton’s honor. For more, see our story on pg. 17. (Photo courtesy of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health)
The Bromley-Heath Cheer & Dance Program’s Saints All Stars Senior Dance Team were recently named the Jamfest Cheer & Dance Senior Variety Dance Division National Champions, following a two-day competition held in Springfield on April 19-20. (Photo courtesy of Bromley Heath Cheer & Dance Program)
Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director Christine Rose (left) and Mash Abdirahman, owner of the Butterfly Café, draw the winners of the Boston Sports Raffle, held to benefit Mission Hill Main Streets and the Building Materials Resource Center of Mission Hill, which provides affordable materials for home repair. The raffle, with prizes including tickets to Red Sox and Celtics playoff games, netted about $4,000 for the nonprofits. (Photo courtesy of Boston Building Materials Co-op)
The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (MBLA) recently elected new leadership. (From left): Ogor Winnie Okoye (director), Bob Cooper (director), Angel Kelley Brown (director), Damon Hart (president), Angela McConney (treasurer), Douglas Martin (president-elect), Nikiki Bogle (immediate past president), Donald LaRoche (director). Not pictured: Dominic Blue (secretary), Damian Wilmot (vice president) and Charles Groce (director). (Photo courtesy of MBLA)
Action for Boston Community Development Inc. (ABCD) SummerWorks Director Aaron Tanimoto of Roxbury (left) meets with area teenagers and parents picking up applications for ABCD summer jobs at the ABCD SummerWorks kickoff event, held at the Reggie Lewis Track & Field Center. More than 1,000 inner-city teens and parents came to the event to learn about summer job opportunities and to meet with ABCD counselors. (Don West photo)
The Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (second from right, standing), Robert Lewis Jr., vice president for program of The Boston Foundation (third from right, standing), and Marc Germain, program associate for the foundation’s High Risk Youth Initiative (second from left, kneeling), joined last month to host a breakfast with a number of African American professionals and academics entitled “An Opportunity to Engage.” The wide-ranging intergenerational conversation focused primarily on the many opportunities available for, and the many challenges facing, young men of color today. (Tony Irving photo)

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