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Basic Black: African American Muslims and The Radicalization Hearings

Black Boston | Politics

(Originally broadcast on March 18, 2011)  A Basic Black conversation:  African American Muslims and the Congressional Hearings on Radicalization in Islamic Communities. Were the hearings about minimizing a terror threat or demonizing a specific community? more

Basic Black: On Being Muslim and American

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 15, 2016

Some would argue that it has never been more difficult to be a Muslim in America since September 11. With the ISIS-inspired massacre in San Bernadino and support for Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to Muslims from entering the United States, Muslim communities once again find themselves at the center of a heated cultural and political climate. Using Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced (now playing at the Huntington Theatre Company) as a point of departure, Basic Black explores what it means to be a Muslim American.

 

Photo:  Rashad Abdul-Rahman holds a book at the Atlanta Masjid of Al Islam mosque, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Gender and Generations of Islam in America

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 15, 2016

After the broadcast the conversation turned to the issues of women in Islam, generational differences among Muslims, and the relationship of African American Muslims to the Nation of Islam.

 

Photo: Muslim women attend Jum'a, the Friday prayer, at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center in Sterling, Va., Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

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Basic Black: On Being Muslim and American

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 15, 2016

Some would argue that it has never been more difficult to be a Muslim in America since September 11. With the ISIS-inspired massacre in San Bernadino and support for Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to Muslims from entering the United States, Muslim communities once again find themselves at the center of a heated cultural and political climate. Using Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced (now playing at the Huntington Theatre Company) as a point of departure, Basic Black explores what it means to be a Muslim American.

 

Photo:  Rashad Abdul-Rahman holds a book at the Atlanta Masjid of Al Islam mosque, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

 

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Basic Black: Coping With the Results of the Presidential Election

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Basic Black explores how people are coping with the results of the presidential election, the repercussions of the proposed policies of the incoming administration and the fear they have around those policies. Do people turn to friends, family or faith leaders to make sense of what seems to be a seismic change to their way of life?

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Basic Black: Coping With the Results of the Presidential Election

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Basic Black explores how people are coping with the results of the presidential election, the repercussions of the proposed policies of the incoming administration and the fear they have around those policies. Do people turn to friends, family or faith leaders to make sense of what seems to be a seismic change to their way of life?

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Basic Black: Predictions 2017

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Basic Black: The Obama Legacy

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Basic Black: Predictions 2017

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An Inside Look at 'Disgraced'

Arts & Culture

Basic Black discussed Muslim identity in America through the lens of Pulitzer Prize winning writer Ayad Akhtar's play, Disgraced. Disgraced tackles issues regarding relationships and identity, both through family and professional circles. 

We sat down with Rajesh Bose and Mohit Gautam, to find out what Disgraced means to them, and how identity impacts the lives of everyone.

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