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Freddy Fontaine, known as DJ Backspin, has been in the events business for about 20 years.

‘The steps are small but important’: A Black DJ shares his formula for exceeding clients’ expectations, and staying safe

Freddy Fontaine of Framingham is the man behind DJ Backspin Entertainment, providing the soundtrack for weddings, corporate events, nightclubs, and private parties. Fontaine, 37, describes the formula he has developed as a Black business owner.

Danielle Johnson.

‘White, white, white. Then there’s me.’ A Black lawyer shares her experiences

Danielle Johnson, a staff attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services, shares her experiences as one of the few Black lawyers during weekly Housing Court proceedings.

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Gueinah Blaise (left) watched her cousin Nathalie Fanfan, a personal shopper and stylist, have her outfit adjusted by Alice and Olivia store manager Michael Boissy.

Shopping while Black: A Boston stylist on being followed, ignored, and discredited

As a Black stylist and personal shopper in Boston for a decade, Nathalie Fanfan has encountered retail racism more times than she can remember.