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Basic Black LIVE: The Casino Debate and Communities of Color

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

(Originally broadcast April 15, 2010)  The impact of casino gambling on communities of color in Massachusetts.

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Basic Black: Addiction and Invisibility

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

November 13, 2015

This week on Basic Black: some neighborhoods already feel underserved by the MBTA, and with winter approaching we ask what these communities should expect from the transit authority ahead of the next major storm. Also, we take look at communities of color and addiction amidst the current opioid crisis: treatment vs. criminalization. Are substance abusers of color invisible?


 

 

Photo: Damian Dovarganes, Associated Press, 2014.

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Basic Black: Addiction and Invisibility

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

November 13, 2015

This week on Basic Black: some neighborhoods already feel underserved by the MBTA, and with winter approaching we ask what these communities should expect from the transit authority ahead of the next major storm. Also, we take look at communities of color and addiction amidst the current opioid crisis: treatment vs. criminalization. Are substance abusers of color invisible?


 

 

Photo: Damian Dovarganes, Associated Press, 2014.

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Opioid Crisis: A New Approach to Addiction

Health

Heroin overdose deaths nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013. Opioid painkillers have a direct link to heroin addiction. Although not mentioned enough, opiate abuse is widespread among communities of color. Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President and CEO of the Dimock Center; and Emily Stweart, Executive Director of Casa Esperanza tell us why the new approach to addiction is more effective for communities of color.

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Villages Without Walls

Black Boston | Health | Politics

Basic Black contributor Alesha Gunn sat down with Talia Rivera, Executive Director of Villages Without Walls, for a very candid conversation about intervening in the lives of Boston's at-risk youth.

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The Casino Debate & Communities of Color

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

The recent controversy around NFL player Michael Vick's participation in dog fighting put a spotlight on the many gambling habits happening within high risk communities around the country. According to those who are against the Massachusetts casino proposal, they say casinos would only exacerbate problem gambling among those mostly affected, namely people of color and low income communities.

 

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