Cultural Guide to Boston

Welcome to the Identity-Based Program Cultural Guide to Boston, which was curated by students, faculty, and staff from the Black Scholars Initiative and SOMOS Latinx.
Getting into college often means moving away from home and, while this is a great opportunity, it can also be a challenge to find places that speak to your cultural identity. 
With this in mind, we created this guide as a way to help you explore the various Boston-based businesses, from restaurants and retail stores to professional services and artistic endeavors, owned and/or operated by individuals from Black and Latinx backgrounds. We encourage you to explore, connect, and support the community! 
If you have recommendations for this list, email us at the Black Scholars Initiative at or the SOMOS Latinx team at