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Basic Black - Flint: Michigan's Hurricane Katrina?

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

January 29, 2016

This week on Basic Black, an environmental and public health crisis one year in the making.?In Flint, Michigan, residents are still reeling from the impact of the foul smelling brown water pumped into their homes through corroded lead lined pipes. Now more than a year after the first complaints from residents and warnings from independent experts, President Obama has ordered federal aid for Flint. Many are comparing the failure of local leadership to the devastating inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina. Are people or color and the poor most likely to be victims of environmental racism?

 

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Basic Black - Flint: Michigan's Hurricane Katrina?

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

January 29, 2016

This week on Basic Black, an environmental and public health crisis one year in the making.?In Flint, Michigan, residents are still reeling from the impact of the foul smelling brown water pumped into their homes through corroded lead lined pipes. Now more than a year after the first complaints from residents and warnings from independent experts, President Obama has ordered federal aid for Flint. Many are comparing the failure of local leadership to the devastating inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina. Are people or color and the poor most likely to be victims of environmental racism?

 

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Basic Black: Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Health | Politics

October 22, 2016

Basic Black examines the infrastructure, rebuilding efforts, and arrival of aid to the southwest region of Haiti after the devastation brought by Hurricane Matthew. We look at how the Haitian-American population here in Boston helps with relief efforts. 

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Basic Black: Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Health | Politics

October 22, 2016

Basic Black examines the infrastructure, rebuilding efforts, and arrival of aid to the southwest region of Haiti after the devastation brought by Hurricane Matthew. We look at how the Haitian-American population here in Boston helps with relief efforts. 

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Basic Black: Puerto Rico 2 Weeks after Hurricane Maria

Politics

October 6, 2017

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria, most of Puerto Rico's residents still lack access to electricity and clean water. Watch this week's converstaion on resources and relief efforts in Puert Rico with Callie Crossley of 89.7FM.

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Basic Black: Puerto Rico 2 Weeks after Hurricane Maria

Politics

October 6, 2017

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria, most of Puerto Rico's residents still lack access to electricity and clean water. Watch this week's converstaion on resources and relief efforts in Puert Rico with Callie Crossley of 89.7FM.

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Blogging While Brown

Arts & Culture | Politics | Science & Technology

 Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte reports on the second annual Blogging While Brown conference held in Chicago last June.

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