Massachusetts

A monument celebrating the love and legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King has risen in Boston—the city where the two first met.

Democratic Massachusetts attorney general candidate Andrea Campbell's primary win all but assures she will be the first Black person elected statewide.

The case Brom and Bett v. Ashley was taken to the County Court of Common Pleas of Great Barrington that same year. Bet and Brom won the case in which they received their freedom, 30 shillings and had their legal fees covered.

Massachusetts GOP candidate Geoff Diehl was caught in a lie that falsely claimed his daughter was made to sign a "white privilege" pledge.

Massachusetts candidate Rayla Campbell's comments about oral sex and children were "inappropriate," not her overall message, Republican Geoff Diehl said.

In the face of Republican opposition, Kamala Harris, the nation's first Black and woman vice president, cast the historic tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate to confirm Rachael Rollins as the first-ever Black woman to be U.S. attorney for Massachusetts.

In Swampscott, Massachusetts, a white woman was accused of driving her car towards and nearly colliding with three Black women and their five children. When one of the Black women told her to slow down, she started shouting racial slurs at them as well as making racist remarks. She was sentenced to probation.

Rachael Rollins was given the latest in a series of setbacks in her nomination process to be the first Black woman U.S. Attorney in Massachusetts after Senate Republicans disingenuously described Boston's DA as being "pro-crime."

A Saturday shooting that claimed the lives of two Black victims, an Air Force veteran and a retired State Police trooper in Winthrop, Massachusetts, is being investigated as a hate crime

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey made mention that her office has the authority to open an independent inquiry, but would not make a decision until after the Middlesex District Attorney's office concludes their open investigation.

Mikayla's supporters plan to march to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan's office on May 21 to call for her resignation and to pressure law enforcement to turn the case over to the FBI.

Mikayla Miller, a Black teenage girl, was found hanging from a tree in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, a mostly white suburb of Boston. Her mother has reportedly described the death as a lynching.