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Basic Black After The Broadcast: The Legacy of Rosa Parks

Arts & Culture | Politics


February 8, 2013

After the broadcast discussion on reparations and justice, the conversation turned to the legacy of Rosa Parks, who would have celebrated her 100th birthday this week.



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Basic Black: Feminism Isn't Black and White

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

December 20, 2013

This week on Basic Black, our first conversation examines the recent media coverage of Michelle Obama and the meaning of feminism to women of color.  An article in Politico dubbed the First Lady as a "feminist nightmare" while later coverage characterized her as the "angry black woman" when the President took a selfie with Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the funeral of Nelson Mandela.  Both episodes illustrated the great divide between black and white women on the issue of feminism , with many African American commentators saying, in essence, "your feminism ain't like mine…"



(Photo:  First Lady Michelle Obama introducing President Barack Obama before his address to injured veterans and guests on the critical issues facing veterans during the DAV National Convention in Orlando, Fla. Michelle Obama is taking her “Let’s Move!” campaign to Arthur Ashe Kids Day. AP Photo/Julie Fletcher - Aug. 10, 2013, File)

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Basic Black: Feminism Isn't Black and White

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

December 20, 2013

This week on Basic Black, our first conversation examines the recent media coverage of Michelle Obama and the meaning of feminism to women of color.  An article in Politico dubbed the First Lady as a "feminist nightmare" while later coverage characterized her as the "angry black woman" when the President took a selfie with Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the funeral of Nelson Mandela.  Both episodes illustrated the great divide between black and white women on the issue of feminism , with many African American commentators saying, in essence, "your feminism ain't like mine…"



(Photo:  First Lady Michelle Obama introducing President Barack Obama before his address to injured veterans and guests on the critical issues facing veterans during the DAV National Convention in Orlando, Fla. Michelle Obama is taking her “Let’s Move!” campaign to Arthur Ashe Kids Day. AP Photo/Julie Fletcher - Aug. 10, 2013, File)

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This Week: Women's History Month and News of the Week

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

March 27, 2015

As Women’s History Month comes to a close we ask, what should be on the agenda for women’s issues as the presidential campaigns for 2016 ramp up?  Later in the show, we look at why the tide has turned on Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.  And later, is there anything to be learned from Starbucks’ much criticized “Race Together” campaign?

 

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This Week: Women's History Month and News of the Week

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

March 27, 2015

As Women’s History Month comes to a close we ask, what should be on the agenda for women’s issues as the presidential campaigns for 2016 ramp up?  Later in the show, we look at why the tide has turned on Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.  And later, is there anything to be learned from Starbucks’ much criticized “Race Together” campaign?

 

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This Week: Women's History Month and News of the Week

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

March 27, 2015

As Women’s History Month comes to a close we ask, what should be on the agenda for women’s issues as the presidential campaigns for 2016 ramp up?  Later in the show, we look at why the tide has turned on Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.  And later, is there anything to be learned from Starbucks’ much criticized “Race Together” campaign?

 

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This Week: Women's History Month and News of the Week

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

March 27, 2015

As Women’s History Month comes to a close we ask, what should be on the agenda for women’s issues as the presidential campaigns for 2016 ramp up?  Later in the show, we look at why the tide has turned on Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.  And later, is there anything to be learned from Starbucks’ much criticized “Race Together” campaign?

 

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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: Politics and Prose

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

February 27, 2015

This year’s Oscar© 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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