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Basic Black LIVE: President Obama in Iraq & Afghanistan

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

(Originally broadcast May 27, 2010)  This week, in advance of the Memorial Day weekend & observances, our panelists take a look at President Obama as commander-in-chief and his execution of the military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Basic Black Live: The Death of Osama Bin Laden

Black Boston | Politics

(Originally broadcast on May 6, 2011) This week: a discussion the death of Osama bin Laden and whether it has changed the conversation about Barack Obama’s foreign policy and military leadership, as well as his standing in the 2012 election.


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Basic Black Live: Michelle Obama and Election 2012

Arts & Culture | Politics


(Originally broadcast on November 18, 2011)

This Basic Black conversation is a focus on First Lady Michelle Obama, (and the significance of having a woman of color in that role), as well as what we can expect in regards to her participation in the 2012 election. Related to the 2012 election, we'll also take a look at African Americans and the use of social media.


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Victory at Home & Abroad: Race and The U.S. Armed Services

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

May 23, 2014

From the valor of the 54th  Massachusetts regiment, to the commanding presence of General Colin Powell, to the overwhelmingly African American, Asian, and Latino volunteer troops -- people of color have had a complicated experience in America’s military.  Tonight on Basic Black, a Memorial Day conversation about historical and contemporary experience of people of color and serving in the US armed forces.

 

 

(Photo source: Army OneSource)

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Victory At Home & Abroad: Race in the U.S. Armed Services

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

May 23, 2014

From the valor of the 54th  Massachusetts regiment, to the commanding presence of General Colin Powell, to the overwhelmingly African American, Asian, and Latino volunteer troops --  people of color have had a complicated experience in America’s military.  Tonight on Basic Black, a Memorial Day conversation about historical and contemporary experience of people of color and serving in the US armed forces.


 

(Photo source: Army OneSource)

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Race in the US Armed Forces

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

May 23, 2014

After the broadcast, the conversation explored contmeporary challenges for active and veteran military soldiers such as economic hardships, impact on family, mental health, physical injury, and the effects of PTSD.

 

 

(Photo source: National Archives)

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Basic Black After the Broadcast: Race and Ferguson Beyond the Headlines

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

August 21, 2014

After the broadcast the conversation turned to consider the differences and similarities to today's protests in Ferguson, MO and the marches of the civil rights movement.  Also, what is the response to those who would believe more attention should be given to "black-on-black" crime...

 

Photo:  Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 - protesters march down the middle of a street in front of a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo. that was looted and burned following the shooting death of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

 

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Frederick Douglass & The 4th of July: Community Readings

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

July 2014

At the monument of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment on the Boston Common, more than 60 people gathered together to participate in a community reading of “The Meaning of the Fourth of July For The Negro” a speech written by Frederick Douglass in 1852.

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Mass Decision 2010: President Obama Rallies Massachusetts Voters

Black Boston | Politics

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte talks to voters attending a rally with President Obama.

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Keith Morris Washington on Iraq

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

In 2005, landscape painter Keith Morris Washington was inspired to paint flowers in a war zone as a metaphor for peace.

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