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Searching for Sally Hemings: A Conversation with Author Annette Gordon-Reed

Arts & Culture | Education | Politics

2010 MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient Annette Gordon-Reed.  (Originally broadcast January 8, 2009)   Before winning the MacArthur award, Professor Gordon-Reed sat down for a lengthy interview on Basic Black to discuss her book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.

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Tavis Smiley and Cornel West

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Tavis Smiley and Cornel West join Kim McLarin for a provocative conversation on race, black leadership, and accountability.

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Author Randall Kennedy

Black Boston | Education | Politics

Author Randall Kennedy ("Sellout") is the guest.

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Basic Black LIVE: Black History Month Revisited and The Question of Class

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

(Originally broadcast on February 18, 2010)  This week: A conversation on the relevance of Black History Month and a look at class divisions within the African American community.

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Basic Black ONLINE Exclusive: Black History Month Revisited

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

(Originally broadcast February 18, 2010)  After the broadcast, our panelists continued to discuss the relevance of Black History Month and the challenge of making it relevant for young people.

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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The Future of Black Print Media

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

(Originally broadcast March 25, 2010)  After the broadcast, our panelists turned their attention to a recent article about the troubles facing the iconic magazine, Ebony, and whether it signals a crisis for African American print publications.

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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Boston's Neighborhood Libraries

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

(Originally broadcast April 1, 2010)  After the broadcasst, our panelists discussed the importance of Boston's branch libraries to the surrounding communities.

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Basic Black Live: The Black Agenda

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Education | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast April 29, 2010)  This week on Basic Black, our panelists tackle the issue of what should be "The "Black Agenda."

 

Basic Black returns October 21, 2010 with live broadcasts and a new panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting black communities locally and nationally. A simultaneous live stream at www.basicblack.org gives viewers the opportunity to submit comments and questions in real time during the broadcast.

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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The Black Agenda

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Education | Health | Politics

(Originally streamed live on April 29, 2010)  After the broadcast, our panelists continued to discuss the idea of a "Black Agenda.  A remembrance of civil rights icon Dorothy Height and the issue of reparations rounded out the discussion.

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Basic Black Live ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Black/Latino Relations

Black Boston | Business | Education | Politics

(Originally streamed May 6, 2010)  After the broadcast our panel tackled the controversial issues of conflict and community among African Americans and Latinos.

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