Delores Handy is a multiple Emmy-awarding winning broadcast journalist. She worked at radio and television stations in her hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, as well as in Memphis, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., before moving to Boston in 1982 to work at Channel 7.
Since arriving in Boston, she has also worked at Channel 2 and Channel 68 as a producer, news anchor and host. In addition, she has been news anchor for the Monitor Channel and CNN Headline News.
Among her awards and honors are four Emmy Awards for her work in television in Washington and Boston; induction in the Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for 25 years of excellence in television; a citation by the Museum of African-American History as one of the 350 people who epitomize the spirit of black presence in Massachusetts; Journalist of the Year by the Washington Press Club; a New York International Film Festivals Award for Documentaries; and many other awards from journalism and civic organizations for her work as a producer, writer, reporter and news anchor.
The move is in response to North Carolina’s passage of a controversial law that blocks local governments from passing anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.
Danroy “D.J.” Henry, a 20-year-old Pace University football player from Easton, was in 2010 fatally shot by police in Pleasantville, New York.
Lori Smith Britton, whose daughter alleges she was the target of a racist threat at the school, said she has been disappointed with the school’s handling of her daughter’s case.
As some parents and activists continue to call for the ouster of the school’s headmaster, others delivered praise and expressed hope that racial sensitivity plans would resolve tensions.
The report concluded that administrators failed to adequately investigate and discipline a student who used a racial slur and threatened a classmate, and called on the school to launch an anti-racism initiative.
Prosecutors say they’ll appeal the judge’s decision to grant a new trial for Joseph Cousin, who was found guilty of shooting 10-year-old Trina Persad in the face with a shotgun in a drive by shooting targeting a rival gang member.
Final approval of the deal means Wynn will pay Boston more than initially agreed upon and the two sides will drop lawsuits against each other.
Federal and local law enforcement say they have put a dent into gang activity in the Boston area.
The students said a racially hostile environment persists at Boston Latin despite attempts to get administrators to intervene. Superintendent Tommy Chang is promising an action plan.
Kylie Webster-Cazeau and Meggie Noel, two black students at the competitive exam school, posted a YouTube video saying school officials ignored their complaints about systemic racism at school.
Boston’s celebrated annual holiday production of “Black Nativity” opens Friday night in at the Paramount.
Menino guided the city for 20 transformative years. WBUR’s Delores Handy brought us this remembrance.
Thirty-two marathon bombing survivors, including 15 amputees, were treated on an inpatient basis at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Imagine being a prisoner and going through labor in handcuffs or leg restraints. WBUR spoke with one woman who says she went through it.
The judge’s decision to acquit Shawn Drumgold was based on prosecutors’ theory of possession, not on the drug lab scandal.