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Tavis Smiley and Cornel West

Arts & Culture | Business | Education | Politics

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West join Kim McLarin for a provocative conversation on race, black leadership, and accountability.

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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The Cambridge Police Department and Henry Louis Gates

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

(Originally streamed July 1, 2010)

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Basic Black Live: The War Between the States and Sharpton v. West

Arts & Culture | Politics


(Originally broadcast on April 15, 2011) 

This week marks the official beginning of ceremonies marking the 150th Anniversary of The Civil War. How should African Americans look at the commemorations and historical re-tellings to come? Also, we'll examine the heated exchange between Rev. Al Sharpton and Cornel West over Barack Obama's leadership and whether he's done enough for communities of color.
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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Rev. Al Sharpton v. Cornel West: Setting the "Black Agenda"

Arts & Culture | Politics


(Originally streamed April 15, 2011) 

After the broadcast our panel went beyond the specifics of the heated exchange between Cornel West and Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss President Barack Obama's leadership.
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Basic Black Live: The War Between the States and Sharpton v. West

Arts & Culture | Politics


(Originally broadcast on April 15, 2011) 

This week marks the official beginning of ceremonies marking the 150th Anniversary of The Civil War. How should African Americans look at the commemorations and historical re-tellings to come? Also, we'll examine the heated exchange between Rev. Al Sharpton and Cornel West over Barack Obama's leadership and whether he's done enough for communities of color.
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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Criticizing Obama; The Cultural Impact of Oprah Winfrey

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

(Originally streamed May 27, 2011)

After the broadcast, the discussion turned to Cornel West's recent criticism of President Obama which prompted the question, "How should people of color hold the President accountable?"  Later, the conversation turned to explore the cultural impact of Oprah Winfrey, who ended the 25 year run of her television show.
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Basic Black Live: The Link Between Poverty and Crime; Criticizing Obama

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


(Originally broadcast on May 27, 2011)

Is there a link between poverty and prison? Also, criticism of President Obama comes from unexpected quarters, prompting the question, "How should people of color hold President Obama accountable?" In our online conversation after the broadcast, we discuss the end of an era and the cultural impact of Oprah Winfrey.

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Basic Black Live: The Link Between Poverty and Crime; Criticizing Obama

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


(Originally broadcast on May 27, 2011)

Is there a link between poverty and prison? Also, criticism of President Obama comes from unexpected quarters, prompting the question, "How should people of color hold President Obama accountable?" In our online conversation after the broadcast, we discuss the end of an era and the cultural impact of Oprah Winfrey.

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This Week: Mayor Menino's Imprint on "The New Boston"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 31, 2014

In remembering the legacy of former Mayor Thomas Menino, State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry remarked, "He didn't just focus on downtown, it was also our neighborhoods."  This week on Basic Black, we look back at the city's longest serving Mayor and the huge imprint he left on Boston's neighborhoods and communities of color.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIVE STREAM AND CHAT BEGINNING AT 7:15PM

 

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This Week: Mayor Menino's Imprint on "The New Boston"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 31, 2014

In remembering the legacy of former Mayor Thomas Menino, State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry remarked, "He didn't just focus on downtown, it was also our neighborhoods."  This week on Basic Black, we look back at the city's longest serving Mayor and the huge imprint he left on Boston's neighborhoods and communities of color.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIVE STREAM AND CHAT BEGINNING AT 7:15PM

 

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