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Basic Black After the Broadcast: Catcalls and Controversy

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

November 7, 2014

After the broadcast the conversation delved into the context of the Hollaback video,  with a discussion of the ways women of color are harassed and sexualized as well as the social media response to the issue, including the #YouOKSis and #DudesGreetingDudes campaigns on Twitter.


(Image: from the book 50 Stories About Stopping Street Harassers by Holly Kearl.)

 

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Basic Black: Voting Matters in Black & White

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

October 17, 2014

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are in a dead heat in the Massachusetts governor's race.  The margin of error in the polls for both candidates is slim, but can voters in communities of color fill the margin with a victory, sending one of them to the governor's office? Are the campaigns of the independent candidates resonating with black, Latino, or Asian voters? This week on Basic Black, we look at how the candidates for governor are delivering their message to communities of color in the race to the finish line on November 4.

 

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Basic Black: Beyond the headlines this week

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

December 12, 2014

We take a quick run through of the week’s headlines including:
- Latino representation in Boston city government leadership roles
- Pardons and commutations currently up for review in Massachusetts
- Updates on the DJ Henry case and the connection to Ferguson
- Department of Justice renewed guidelines on racial profiling
 

 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Pardons in Massachusetts and Remembering Nelson Mandela

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

December 12, 2014

After the broadcast, the panel considered recent pardons and commutations from the Governor's office. Later in the conversation, a discussion of the state of South Africa, one year after Nelson Mandela's death.
 

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This Week: Women's History Month and News of the Week

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

March 27, 2015

As Women’s History Month comes to a close we ask, what should be on the agenda for women’s issues as the presidential campaigns for 2016 ramp up?  Later in the show, we look at why the tide has turned on Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.  And later, is there anything to be learned from Starbucks’ much criticized “Race Together” campaign?

 

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This Week: Women's History Month and News of the Week

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

March 27, 2015

As Women’s History Month comes to a close we ask, what should be on the agenda for women’s issues as the presidential campaigns for 2016 ramp up?  Later in the show, we look at why the tide has turned on Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.  And later, is there anything to be learned from Starbucks’ much criticized “Race Together” campaign?

 

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This Week: Women's History Month and News of the Week

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

March 27, 2015

As Women’s History Month comes to a close we ask, what should be on the agenda for women’s issues as the presidential campaigns for 2016 ramp up?  Later in the show, we look at why the tide has turned on Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.  And later, is there anything to be learned from Starbucks’ much criticized “Race Together” campaign?

 

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This Week: Women's History Month and News of the Week

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

March 27, 2015

As Women’s History Month comes to a close we ask, what should be on the agenda for women’s issues as the presidential campaigns for 2016 ramp up?  Later in the show, we look at why the tide has turned on Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.  And later, is there anything to be learned from Starbucks’ much criticized “Race Together” campaign?

 

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Basic Black - Boston: Going for gold...

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 23, 2015

Boston won the opportunity to represent the United States in a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, erupting a host of opinions, with very few opinions coming down the middle, but all of them mentioning the cost.  What will be the impact good or bad, for Boston's neighborhoods?  Later in the show, we review Boston Mayor Marty Walsh¹s first State of the City address.  What do his plans mean for the future of race relations, economic development, and public safety?

 

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Basic Black - Boston: Going for gold...

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 23, 2015

Boston won the opportunity to represent the United States in a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, erupting a host of opinions, with very few opinions coming down the middle, but all of them mentioning the cost.  What will be the impact good or bad, for Boston's neighborhoods?  Later in the show, we review Boston Mayor Marty Walsh¹s first State of the City address.  What do his plans mean for the future of race relations, economic development, and public safety?

 

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