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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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Basic Black Live: Racist Dialogue or Reasoned Debate?

Arts & Culture | Politics

(Originally broadcast October 22, 2009)  “There is an African American who is at the very apex of the government in the United States. And with such change, of course there’s going to be discontent… So frankly, I’m surprised there hasn’t been more pushback… more out and out racism in the streets of America!” declares Randall Kennedy.  

 

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.

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Basic Black Live: Racist Dialogue or Reasoned Debate?

Arts & Culture | Politics

(Originally broadcast October 22, 2009)  “There is an African American who is at the very apex of the government in the United States. And with such change, of course there’s going to be discontent… So frankly, I’m surprised there hasn’t been more pushback… more out and out racism in the streets of America!” declares Randall Kennedy.  

 

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.

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Basic Black Live: Images of African American Women & The Economy

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

(Originally broadcast November 12, 2009)  The first topic on the show is a discussion of the image of African American women using several recent examples from popular culture including the premiere of the movie Precious. Our second topic examines the staggering 15% unemployment rate in black communities.

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Basic Black LIVE: Religion, Politics & Tiger Woods

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

(Originally broadcast December 17, 2009) ‘Tis the season... so our theme this week is religion — specifically the politics of religion. By examining several examples over the past year (from the political activism of white evangelicals to, most recently, the role of black ministers in the Boston mayoral election), our conversation will explore what can happen at the intersection of religion and politics. Additionally, we'll take a look at race and Tiger Woods.

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Basic Black Live: Profiling for Terrorists & Cultural Portrayals

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 7, 2010)  Basic Black kicks off 2010 with a look at the thwarted terror attempt on Christmas Day and the implications for racial and religious profiling.  We'll also discuss the continuing struggle for accurate cultural portrayals by looking at reecnt movies, Tiger Woods, and Tyler Perry.
 

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Basic Black LIVE: The Earthquake in Haiti

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 14, 2010)  Basic Black takes a look at the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the response of New England’s Haitian community with our panelists: Writer Kim McLarin, political consultant Tito Jackson, New England Cable News reporter Latoyia Edwards, Rep. Marie St. Fleur, and Davarian Baldwin, professor of American Studies, Trinity College.
Also, a discussion on Tuesday’s upcoming special election to fill the late Senator Ted Kennedy's seat and thoughts on the meaning of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Basic Black LIVE: Coakley vs. Brown & A Review of Barack Obama's First Year

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 21, 2010)  This week our panel takes a look at the outcome of the Massachusetts special election for U.S. Senate; later in the program, a review of President Barack Obama's first year in office.

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Basic Black LIVE: The State of the Union and Haiti Earthquake Coverage

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 28, 2010)  This week on Basic Black:  Our panel reviews President Obama's State of the Union address and examines the media coverage of the earthquake in Haiti.

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Basic Black LIVE: Massachusetts Politics

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

(Originally broadcast February 4, 2010)   Our panelists discuss Senator Scott Brown and the African American community and then take a look at the beginning of the Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign.

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