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Basic Black LIVE: A Focus on Current Health Issues

Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast on November 19, 2009)  In this episode of Basic Black the focus is on health. We'll take a look at the high rates of the H1N1 virus among African Americans and Latinos. We'll also discuss the status of health care reform and the impact of new legislation on communities of color.

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Basic Black: Strategies to Reduce Food Deserts

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Can an urban farm make a difference in a community labeled a food desert? Host Callie Crossley looks at strategies to reduce food deserts, particularly for those low-income neighborhoods. 

Panelists include Mallory Sin, community nutritionist at Whittier Street Health Center, Vivien Morris, founder of the Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition,  Alison Brown, interim president of Dorchester Food Co-Op, and Rep. Russell E. Holmes. 

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A Solid Foundation for Building A Healthy Community

Black Boston | Health | Politics

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte covered the groundbreaking for new health centers in Boston's Mattapan and Roxbury neighborhoods.

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