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Basic Black Live: African American Spirituality

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


(Originally broadcast on December 16, 2011)

In a season of celebration and reflection for many religions and faiths, Basic Black presents "Sacred: African American Spirituality," a live conversation focusing on the spectrum of religious beliefs in the African American community, and how those beliefs have shaped its culture, politics and history. The show will also look at the rise of Islam amongst African Americans, the increasing adoption of Buddhism and Judaism, and the small but growing community of atheists, agnostics, and non-believers.

This special presentation was simulcast live on both WGBH's World channel and The Root, a leading online source of news and commentary from the African American perspective.
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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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Beyond Measure Productions: Making Films in Boston

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

Basic Black contributor Alesha Gunn goes behind the scenes with Beyond Measure Productions.  Their latest feature film, The Last Shot, explores the violence in Boston's urban communities.

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Voices From "The State of Black Boston"

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

Talia Whyte spoke to attendees at the release of "The State of Black Boston" report during the kickoff to the National Urban League Convention 2011.
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Revisiting Race at Emerson College

Black Boston | Education | Politics

Black Perspectives Now contributor Talia Whyte visits her alma mater to investigate the climate of race relations on campus.
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School Shootings - 1979

Black Boston | Education | Politics

Barbara Barrow-Murray questions the motives behind the shooting of Darryl Williams at Jamaica Plain High School and a student supports her belief that it was racially-motivated. more

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