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Basic Black: Brothers and Sisters on the Run

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

April 18, 2014

Runners of color, specifically from Kenya have a long and visible presence in marathons around the country, including the Boston Marathon.  But a closer look reveals a low percentage of Americans of color who participate in marathon running.  Most American runners of color who advance in their sport become headliners in track and sprinting but where are the stars in marathon running?  As we head into the 118th Boston Marathon, Basic Black discusses reasons for the dearth of American runners of color in long distance running and the benefits (to the runner and the community) of improving the numbers.


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The Power of Black and Latino Voters

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In the middle of the 2016 presidential primary races, candidates are dropping out, and the scramble for additional supporters have begun. With two candidates of Latino descent as major front-runners of the GOP, a new conversation around the ethnic diversity of Latinos has hit mainstream American politics. Meanwhile on the democratic side, the voters of color could be the deciding factor of the election. 

For more insight on the power of the Black and Latino vote this election season, Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University gives a closer look. 

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