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Basic Black: Rediscovering Black History in Color

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

February 20, 2015

The African American experience is taught in many forms from songs to films to performance, but one of the latest forms to grow in popularity is the graphic novel.  We’ll talk with author Joel Christian Gill about his newest work, Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History.

Later in the show, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the death of Malcolm X, we look at the last years of his life and the meaning of his movement for contemporary times.

 

Image: From Bass Reeves, Tales Of The Talented Tenth, Vol 1., by Joel Christian Gill, 2014.

 

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Basic Black: Rediscovering Black History in Color

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

February 20, 2015

The African American experience is taught in many forms from songs to films to performance, but one of the latest forms to grow in popularity is the graphic novel.  We’ll talk with author Joel Christian Gill about his newest work, Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History.

Later in the show, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the death of Malcolm X, we look at the last years of his life and the meaning of his movement for contemporary times.

 

Image: From Bass Reeves, Tales Of The Talented Tenth, Vol 1., by Joel Christian Gill, 2014.

 

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Basic Black: Black Wealth and "The Birth of a Nation"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business

October 15, 2016

We discuss how a call to action on social media moved millions of dollars into African American banking institutions. Plus, we look at whether or not "The Birth of A Nation" overcame the controversy around its star. 

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Basic Black: Black Wealth and "The Birth of a Nation"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business

October 15, 2016

We discuss how a call to action on social media moved millions of dollars into African American banking institutions. Plus, we look at whether or not "The Birth of A Nation" overcame the controversy around its star. 

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Basic Black: Mentoring Young Men and Boys of Color

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

April 6th, 2018

As Basic Black continues to celebrate its 50th season, guest host Chris Collins sat down with an all-male panel to discuss mentoring young men and boys of color in Boston and why mentoring black and brown boys is vital today.  As the recent death of Stephon Clark and the Parkland, Florida shooting, the panel discusses how these incidents and others weigh on the lives of youth.  They also discuss how mentoring in their own lives has helped them to succeed.  

The panel:

Shawn Brown, Executive Director of Boston B.A.M. - Becoming A Man program in Boston

Robert Lewis Jr., founder, The Base

James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston

Rev. Dr. Emmett G. Price III, founding Pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship. He's also a regular contributor to WGBH’s Boston Public Radio segment, All Revved Up! 

 

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Basic Black: Mentoring Young Men and Boys of Color

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

April 6th, 2018

As Basic Black continues to celebrate its 50th season, guest host Chris Collins sat down with an all-male panel to discuss mentoring young men and boys of color in Boston and why mentoring black and brown boys is vital today.  As the recent death of Stephon Clark and the Parkland, Florida shooting, the panel discusses how these incidents and others weigh on the lives of youth.  They also discuss how mentoring in their own lives has helped them to succeed.  

The panel:

Shawn Brown, Executive Director of Boston B.A.M. - Becoming A Man program in Boston

Robert Lewis Jr., founder, The Base

James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston

Rev. Dr. Emmett G. Price III, founding Pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship. He's also a regular contributor to WGBH’s Boston Public Radio segment, All Revved Up! 

 

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Basic Black: Mentoring Young Men and Boys of Color

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

April 6th, 2018

As Basic Black continues to celebrate its 50th season, guest host Chris Collins sat down with an all-male panel to discuss mentoring young men and boys of color in Boston and why mentoring black and brown boys is vital today.  As the recent death of Stephon Clark and the Parkland, Florida shooting, the panel discusses how these incidents and others weigh on the lives of youth.  They also discuss how mentoring in their own lives has helped them to succeed.  

The panel:

Shawn Brown, Executive Director of Boston B.A.M. - Becoming A Man program in Boston

Robert Lewis Jr., founder, The Base

James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston

Rev. Dr. Emmett G. Price III, founding Pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship. He's also a regular contributor to WGBH’s Boston Public Radio segment, All Revved Up! 

 

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Basic Black: Mentoring Young Men and Boys of Color

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

April 6th, 2018

As Basic Black continues to celebrate its 50th season, guest host Chris Collins sat down with an all-male panel to discuss mentoring young men and boys of color in Boston and why mentoring black and brown boys is vital today.  As the recent death of Stephon Clark and the Parkland, Florida shooting, the panel discusses how these incidents and others weigh on the lives of youth.  They also discuss how mentoring in their own lives has helped them to succeed.  

The panel:

Shawn Brown, Executive Director of Boston B.A.M. - Becoming A Man program in Boston

Robert Lewis Jr., founder, The Base

James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston

Rev. Dr. Emmett G. Price III, founding Pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship. He's also a regular contributor to WGBH’s Boston Public Radio segment, All Revved Up! 

 

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Basic Black: Mentoring Young Men and Boys of Color

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

April 6th, 2018

As Basic Black continues to celebrate its 50th season, guest host Chris Collins sat down with an all-male panel to discuss mentoring young men and boys of color in Boston and why mentoring black and brown boys is vital today.  As the recent death of Stephon Clark and the Parkland, Florida shooting, the panel discusses how these incidents and others weigh on the lives of youth.  They also discuss how mentoring in their own lives has helped them to succeed.  

The panel:

Shawn Brown, Executive Director of Boston B.A.M. - Becoming A Man program in Boston

Robert Lewis Jr., founder, The Base

James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston

Rev. Dr. Emmett G. Price III, founding Pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship. He's also a regular contributor to WGBH’s Boston Public Radio segment, All Revved Up! 

 

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Basic Black Live: The Black Church in the 21st Century

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

(Originally broadcast on December 16, 2010)  As we head into the Christmas holiday, we want to stop and consider the power of faith and religion as it plays out in the political, cultural, and social life of a community. In essence, the overall question is what is the role of the black church in the 21st century?

Joining our regular panel was Rev. William Dickerson of the Greater Love Tabernacle in Dorchester, MA; and Rev. Lawrence Ward of Abundant Life Church in Cambridge, MA.
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