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Basic Black: The Legacy of Soul Train; Battling Mental Illness in Communities of Color

Arts & Culture | Health | Politics


Originally broadcast on February, 10, 2012


A conversation on the legacy of Don Cornelius and the impact of Soul Train on music, media, dance, and African American empowerment. Also, a discussion on the disparities and taboos in treating mental health in communities of color.
 

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Basic Black: Boston's New Political Realities

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 10, 2014

The beginning of a new political era begins in Boston as Marty Walsh assumes the office of mayor.  The members of Walsh's transition committees read like a who's who from every sphere of the city.  This week on Basic Black, we'll sit down with members of the transition team to look at the road ahead for Boston,  its communities of color, and holding Mayor Walsh accountable. 


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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Boston Going Forward

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

January 10, 2014

After the broadcast, the conversation continued.  Mayor Marty Walsh's emphasis on public safety, education, appointments to his administration, disparities in housing opportunities were discussed as well as the responsibility of communities of color to hold the Mayor accountable to his campaign promises.


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Basic Black: Boston's New Political Realities

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 10, 2014

The beginning of a new political era begins in Boston as Marty Walsh assumes the office of mayor.  The members of Walsh's transition committees read like a who's who from every sphere of the city.  This week on Basic Black, we'll sit down with members of the transition team to look at the road ahead for Boston,  its communities of color, and holding Mayor Walsh accountable. 


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Basic Black: Women of Color in STEM

Science & Technology

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Basic Black: Female Entrepreneurs of Color

Black Boston | Business | Education | Politics

This week on Basic Black speaks with female entrepreneurs of color about their businesses.  The discussion also explores whether becoming an entrepreneur is a viable solution for women of color considering  unemployment numbers, low wages and issues surrounding the pay gap for women of color.

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Basic Black: Women of Color in STEM

Science & Technology

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Basic Black: Women Entrepreneurs

Business

March 31, 2017

Women entrepreneurs and organizations that are helping women of color start and keep a business. Guest panelists include President and CEO of Roxbury Technology LLC, Beth WilliamsChef and Co-Founder of Mei Mei restaurant, Irene Li; CEO of MORE Advertising, Donna Lattison Gittens;  and Assistant Professor at Babson College,  Dr. Tina Opie.

 

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Cecile Musanase and the Akilah Institute

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 25, 2013

By Talia Whyte

Cecile Musanase and fellow student Julian Kankunda were speakers at the Akilah Institute’s Metropolitan Safari fundraiser held at the Museum of African American History Oct. 10.  The Akilah Institute for Women is a college that offers market-relevant education with campuses in Kigali, Rwanda and Bujumbura, Burundi.  Since it’s opening in 2010, it has made an important impact on education and training for women in Africa.


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A Conversation with Environmental Activist Van Jones

Politics | Science & Technology

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte talks with environmental activist Van Jones.
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