Articles & Chapters

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“The Importance of Entrepreneurship in Black and Latino Communities in Massachusetts”, Communities and Banking, Volume 28, number 2 (Spring 2017)

“Gentrification as Anti-Local Economic Development: The Case of Boston, Massachusetts,” Trotter Review, Volume 23, Issue 1, (August 2016)

“Foreclosure Crisis and the Role of Community Organizing in a U.S. Latino Community” in H. R. Hall, et al., Uprooting Urban America: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gentrification (Peter Lang, 2014)

“Lift the Load of Poverty: Fighting for Black Equality in the Age of Obama” Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, New York Office (July 2013)

“Four Guideposts for Doing Research in Black American Politics,” National Political Science Review, Volume 15 (2013)

“Three Visions for the Future: The Real Election is for America’s Soul” Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, New York Office (October 2012)

“Measuring Neighborhood Distress: A Tool for Place-Based Urban Revitalization Strategies,” Community Development, Volume 43, Issue 4 (2011)

“The Empowerment Zone in Boston, Massachusetts, 2000-2009,” Review of Black Political Economy, Volume 38, No. 1 (2011)

“Community Health Centers in US Inner Cities: From Cultural Competency to Community Competency”, Ethnicity and Race in a Changing World: A Review Journal (January 2009)

“The Boston Schoolyard Initiative: A Public-Private Partnership for Rebuilding Urban Play Spaces”, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Duke University Press, Volume 33, No. 3 (June 2008)

“Community-Based Nonprofits in US Inner Cities: Collaborative Strategies for Community Building”, co-author, SAGE Race Relations Abstracts, Volume 32, Number 5 (2007)

“The Black Church and Civic Involvement: Emergence of Strategic Coalitions in Boston” in R.D. Smith and F.C. Harris, Black Churches and Local Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005)

“The Demonstration Disposition Program in Boston, Massachusetts: Lessons for Resident Empowerment, Economic Development, and Government Partnerships” co-author, National Political Science Review, Volume 10 (February 2005)

“Urban Poverty, Social Welfare, and Human Rights” in L. Simmons, Welfare, The Working Poor, and Labor (M.E. Sharpe, 2004)

“Community Participation, Urban Planning, and the Roxbury Master Plan in Boston, Massachusetts,” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Volume 594 (July 2004)

“Welfare Reform and Welfare to Work as Non-Sequitor: A Case Study of the Experiences of Latina Women in Massachusetts” co-author, Journal of Poverty, Volume 8, Number 1 (February 2004)

“The Role of Black Intellectuals in U.S. Society: The Perennial Question,” Souls: Journal of Black Politics and Culture, Volume 4, Number 2 (April 2002)

“Solving Environmental Injustices in Massachusetts: Forging Greater Community Participation in the Planning Process” co-author, Projections: MIT Journal of Planning, Number 3 (2002)

“Black, Latino, and Asian Politics: Issues and Lessons for Urban Politics” in C. Fanta and J. Gerson, Latino Politics in Massachusetts: Struggles, Strategies, and Prospects (Routledge, 2002)

“Race Dialogue and Debates in the United States” in C. Stokes, et al., Race in the Twenty-First Century (Michigan State University Press, 2001)

“Welfare Reform as Anti-Urban Policy,” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Volume 577 (September 2001)

“Continuing Role of Community Service in Study of Race and Class” in M. Marable, Theorizing Black Studies (Columbia University Press, 2000)

“Representation by Other Means: Mexican American and Puerto Ricans in Social Movements,” co-author, PS: Political Science and Politics (September 2000)

“Globalization and Race Divisions in the U.S.,” New England Journal of Public Policy, Volume 15, Number 2 (Spring 2000)

“Puerto Ricans and the Community Control Movement…” co-author, in A. Torres and J. Velazquez, Puerto Ricans and Social Movement (Temple University Press, 1998)

“The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: Confronting Racial Hierarchy,” Howard Law Journal, Volume 40, Number 3 (1998)

“The Black Community in Boston,” co-author, in A Dream Deferred: Changing Demographics, Challenges, and New Opportunities for Boston (Boston, MA: The Boston Foundation, 1996)

“The Need for a Third Party in the United States,” New Political Science, Number 28/29 (Winter- Spring 1994)

“An Examination Latino Experience in Vocational Education: Implications for Educational Policy and Reform in Massachusetts” in R. Rivera and S. Nieto The Education of Latino Students in Massachusetts (University of Massachusetts Press, 1994)

“New Racial and Ethnic Conflict in Cities,” Sage Race Relations Abstracts, Volume 17, Number 3 (August 1992)

Blacks and Latinos: Political Cooperation or Conflict? National Political Science Review, Volume III, (1991)

“Minorities and Vocational Education,” Vocational Education Journal, Volume 66, Number 4 (April 1991)

“Race and Political Change in Boston” in P. Clay The Emerging Black Community of Boston (William Monroe Trotter Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston (1985)

“Puerto Rican Studies and Community Activism in the 1980s” in T. Arroyo A Renaissance of Puerto Rican Studies: Ethic and Area Studies in the American University (Columbia University Press, 1987)

“The Struggle for Equality: From Access to Power,” Suffolk Law Review, Volume 18, Number 4 (Winter 1984)

“Examining American Colonialism in Puerto Rico” Social Science Journal (January 1983)

“Politics and Morality in Boston” (co-author) Debate and Understanding (Summer 1983)

“Race, Class and Politics in Boston’s Black Community,” Review of Black Political Economy, Volume 12, Number 1 (Fall 1982)

“Community Control: A Grassroots Response” Journal of Education (Fall 1979)

“Pan-Africanism: Reconsidered” Pan-African Journal, Volume VI, no. 3 (Autumn 1973)