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Ferriabough Bolling: Neighborhoods of color need more than weed shops

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

The look of incredulity on Cheryl Straughter's face told me everything I needed to know. I asked her, daughter of Minister Don Muhammad, if she found it more than a little ironic that the site of her father's former business, New Life Health Store and Nova Sheen on Blue Hill Ave., one of the longest-standing, Black-owned businesses in the community was the proposed location of a marijuana warehouse and courier service. It would sit across the street from Pure Oasis, a recreational cannabis dispensary.
The irony gets deeper when you realize that minister Don Muhammad and the Nation of Islam...
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