The Huntington News

Live Like a Local Tours helps to familiarize Bostonians with the city

Collin Knight founded Live Like a Local Tours in 2019.

Kenneal Patterson, news staff

October 10, 2020

Colin Knight doesn’t want Bostonians to be tourists in their own city. The Boston native launched Live Like a Local Tours in 2019 as a way for residents to get involved in the community around them.      Knight aims to tell the story of historic neighborhoods, such as Roxb...

The Other Boston works to connect Boston’s Black community

Genevieve Angelique, the founder of The Other Boston.

Bela Omoeva, news correspondent

October 5, 2020

Genevieve Angelique aims to connect and inform Boston’s Black community through her website and events list, The Other Boston.  Originally known as Boston Come Through, the site updates weekly with social and cultural events to shine light on the work of Black people and generate a sense of community. Before ...

The Creative Studio carves future for Black-owned companies

Ralph Sanon (left) and Aaron Higginbottom (right) are co-founders of The Creative Studio Sportswear.

Rachel Erwin, news staff

October 5, 2020

At The Creative Studio Sportswear, receiving one-of-a-kind apparel is a guarantee.  Aaron Higginbottom and Ralph Sanon, co-founders of the TCS brand, aim to provide schools with quality and affordable athletic wear. Located in Boston, they often team up with Boston Public Schools to create custom clothing fo...

Restaurant MIDA built on love for pasta, generosity

Douglass Williams started MIDA in 2016 and is known as a

Kenneal Patterson, news staff

September 27, 2020

One of Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs in America operates a restaurant only 10 minutes from the heart of Northeastern’s campus. Douglass Williams, also known as a “pasta wizard,” has survived Crohn's Disease and trained in cities worldwide for culinary arts to make South End’s MIDA ...

Build for Black Lives uses tech skills for social change

Build for Black Lives uses tech skills for social change

Jayden Khatib, deputy city editor

September 8, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic and a national reckoning regarding racial discrimination, a group of students started Build for Black Lives, an organization that connects students willing to work pro bono with Black-owned businesses who need technological help. Fifth-year Nupur Neogi and fourth-year Ifteda A...