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This week: Politics and Prose

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

February 27, 2015

This year’s Academy Award ceremony has been described as one of the most political in recent memory, as winners acceptance speeches included history lessons and calls to action on women’s issues and immigration.  We’ll take a closer look at comments on equal pay for women, feminism, and the civil rights movement coming out of the Oscars© winners circle.  Later in the show, as Black History Month comes to a close, we pause to remember the artistry of writer James Baldwin, whose provocative essays on race and identity in America still resonate.

 

 

(Image source: CNN, Patricia Arquette, Common, and John Legend, @Academy Awards, February 22, 2015)

 

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This week: Politics and Prose

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

February 27, 2015

This year’s Academy Award ceremony has been described as one of the most political in recent memory, as winners acceptance speeches included history lessons and calls to action on women’s issues and immigration.  We’ll take a closer look at comments on equal pay for women, feminism, and the civil rights movement coming out of the Oscars© winners circle.  Later in the show, as Black History Month comes to a close, we pause to remember the artistry of writer James Baldwin, whose provocative essays on race and identity in America still resonate.

 

 

(Image source: CNN, Patricia Arquette, Common, and John Legend, @Academy Awards, February 22, 2015)

 

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Basic Black Online Exclusive: Political Speech and The Tragedy in Arizona

Black Boston | Politics

(Originally streamed January 14, 2011)  After the broadcast, our panel discussed whether political speech and rhetoric had any connection to the horrific shooting rampage in Tuscon, Arizona, leaving 6 dead and U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life.
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Rev. Jonathan Walton on civil rights and social justice

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

by Talia Whyte

Dr. Jonathan L. Walton was the keynote speaker at the 43th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on January 21.  The holiday celebrating the life of the slain civil rights leader also just so happened to fall on the same day as the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.  Walton was quick to point out this coincidence as well.  However, he mentioned to the crowd that while Obama’s reelection demonstrates the racial progress made in America, he said there are still many other social and economic inequalities that need the same amount of attention.

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