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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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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Why Run?

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

April 18, 2014

After the conversation, the panel discussed the health, cultural, and societal benefits of running as well as some of the challenges, i.e. running while black, so to speak...

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Youth Fighting Fat (Part One): Growing A Healthy Community

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Health

Part one of a three-part series by Talia Whyte

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Youth Fighting Fat (Part Two): "Soda-Free Kids"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Health

Part two of a three-part series by Talia Whyte

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Black Women Working Out: Being Fit and Fabulous

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Boston: Perceptions Beyond Race (Nat’l Urban League 2011)

Black Boston | Politics

Talia Whyte spoke to out of town visitors at National Urban League conference about their perceptions of Boston.
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