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Basic Black: Race, Class, and Obesity

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

October 18, 2013

This week, Massachusetts announced that schools will no longer send letters home to parents indicating whether a child was obese or overweight.  Our conversation on Basic Black will focus on contributing factors to childhood obesity in communities of color, the stigma attached to obesity, and how culture impacts body image standards.


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Basic Black: Race, Class, and Obesity

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

October 18, 2013

This week, Massachusetts announced that schools will no longer send letters home to parents indicating whether a child was obese or overweight.  Our conversation on Basic Black will focus on contributing factors to childhood obesity in communities of color, the stigma attached to obesity, and how culture impacts body image standards.


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Basic Black: Soul Food and Soul Power

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

December 20, 2014

As we head into the festivities of the holiday season, we talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of soul food.  We’re joined by Frederick Douglass Opie, author of Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America.  Later in the show, as the #BlackLivesMatter protests continue, we pause to consider what’s next for the movement and what happens after the die-ins, the shut-downs, and the walk-outs.

 

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A Conversation with Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Council At-Large

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

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Youth Fighting Fat (Part One): Growing A Healthy Community

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Health

Part one of a three-part series by Talia Whyte

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Youth Fighting Fat (Part Two): "Soda-Free Kids"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Health

Part two of a three-part series by Talia Whyte

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Youth Fighting Fat (Part Three): Empowered Youth, Empowered Communities

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

The last video of a three-part series by Talia Whyte

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Black Women Working Out: Being Fit and Fabulous

Black Boston | Health


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