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Basic Black: Black History Icons - Respected, Revered, and ...Repackaged?

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

February 28, 2014

Today is the last day of Black History Month, a time when the civil rights pioneers are learned about and revered.  But what meaning can an icon have when recording artist Nicki Minaj can use one of the most famous images of Malcolm X in her CD cover art with the n-word emblazoned near Malcolm X's head? Or Lil Wayne can write lyrics using the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in a manner so provocative that the uproar surrounding the episode moved Mountain Dew to drop their multi-million-dollar endorsement?   This week on Basic Black, how far has popular culture separated the icons from their historical meaning and what are the implications, especially in teaching the millennials and generations to come.

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Basic Black: Black History Icons - Respected, Revered, and ...Repackaged?

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

February 28, 2014

Today is the last day of Black History Month, a time when the civil rights pioneers are learned about and revered.  But what meaning can an icon have when recording artist Nicki Minaj can use one of the most famous images of Malcolm X in her CD cover art with the n-word emblazoned near Malcolm X's head? Or Lil Wayne can write lyrics using the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in a manner so provocative that the uproar surrounding the episode moved Mountain Dew to drop their multi-million-dollar endorsement?   This week on Basic Black, how far has popular culture separated the icons from their historical meaning and what are the implications, especially in teaching the millennials and generations to come.

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Basic Black: Millennials

Politics

February 21, 2017

Basic Black speaks with millennials of color about their generation’s political concerns, hopes for the future, and lifestyle with host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM. Join the conversation with Rep. Juana Matias of 16th Essex District in Lawrence; Vice President, Strategy and Growth, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce,Justin Kang; Emerson College Assoc. Professor, Kim McLarin;  and Chairmain of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts Black Caucus and President of the Ethiopian Global Initiative, Samuel Gebru.

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Basic Black: Millennials

Politics

February 21, 2017

Basic Black speaks with millennials of color about their generation’s political concerns, hopes for the future, and lifestyle with host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM. Join the conversation with Rep. Juana Matias of 16th Essex District in Lawrence; Vice President, Strategy and Growth, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce,Justin Kang; Emerson College Assoc. Professor, Kim McLarin;  and Chairmain of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts Black Caucus and President of the Ethiopian Global Initiative, Samuel Gebru.

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The Power of Black and Latino Voters

Politics

In the middle of the 2016 presidential primary races, candidates are dropping out, and the scramble for additional supporters have begun. With two candidates of Latino descent as major front-runners of the GOP, a new conversation around the ethnic diversity of Latinos has hit mainstream American politics. Meanwhile on the democratic side, the voters of color could be the deciding factor of the election. 

For more insight on the power of the Black and Latino vote this election season, Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University gives a closer look. 

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Millennials: Your Most Diverse Workforce

Business

Forty-three percent of millennials are people of color. This makes them the most diverse generation in the workplace. However, there are challenges that millennials of color face that are unique to them. Krishna Powell, HR specialist(HR 4 Your Small Biz), discusses how millennials can benefit any business that is looking to grow. 

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