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Jazz and Rock Drummer Cindy Blackman

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Basic Black host Kim McLarin speaks with jazz and rock drummer Cindy Blackman.

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Poetry & Conversation with Afaa Michael Weaver

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Poet Afaa Michael Weaver talks about the life stories that inspire his work.

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Basic Black LIVE: The Earthquake in Haiti

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 14, 2010)  Basic Black takes a look at the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the response of New England’s Haitian community with our panelists: Writer Kim McLarin, political consultant Tito Jackson, New England Cable News reporter Latoyia Edwards, Rep. Marie St. Fleur, and Davarian Baldwin, professor of American Studies, Trinity College.
Also, a discussion on Tuesday’s upcoming special election to fill the late Senator Ted Kennedy's seat and thoughts on the meaning of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Basic Black LIVE: The Earthquake in Haiti

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 14, 2010)  Basic Black takes a look at the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the response of New England’s Haitian community with our panelists: Writer Kim McLarin, political consultant Tito Jackson, New England Cable News reporter Latoyia Edwards, Rep. Marie St. Fleur, and Davarian Baldwin, professor of American Studies, Trinity College.
Also, a discussion on Tuesday’s upcoming special election to fill the late Senator Ted Kennedy's seat and thoughts on the meaning of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Basic Black LIVE: The Congressional Black Caucus, Faculty Diversity and Tavis vs. Rev. Sharpton

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

(Originally broadcast February 25, 2010)  This week we take a look at the corporate connections of the Congressional Black Caucus, the challenges faced by professors of color in pursuit of tenure, and the public feud between Tavis Smiley and Rev. Al Sharpton.

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Basic Black LIVE: The Right-To-Life Movement & A Woman's Worth

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

(Originally broadcast on March 18, 2010)  On this episode of Basic Black: a look at the right-to-life movement in African American communities and a conversation on a recent report revealing the stunning racial disparities in wealth and the economic value of a black woman.

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Basic Black Live ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: A Black Woman's Worth

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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Boston's Neighborhood Libraries

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

(Originally broadcast April 1, 2010)  After the broadcasst, our panelists discussed the importance of Boston's branch libraries to the surrounding communities.

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Basic Black LIVE: The Cultural Significance of Black Film

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

(Originally broadcast April 1, 2010)  This week on Basic Black, our panelists consider the question, "What is "black film"?  And later in the show, a look at the importance of Boston's neighborhood libraries.

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Basic Black LIVE: The Casino Debate and Communities of Color

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

(Originally broadcast April 15, 2010)  The impact of casino gambling on communities of color in Massachusetts.

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