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Capturing Black Life: A Conversation with Photo Historian Deborah Willis

Arts & Culture | Politics

Photographer and photo historian Deborah Willis discusses her life and work.

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Poet Elizabeth Alexander

Arts & Culture

Elizabeth Alexander reads from American Sublime, and her latest collection, Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color.  Alexander was selected to compose and read a poem at Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony; she is the fourth poet in history to have been chosen for the honor.

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First Person: Sarah-Ann Shaw

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

Boston’s first African American television reporter, Sarah-Ann Shaw, talks about her early political influences, her activism during the civil rights era in Boston, and how she became a broadcasting pioneer. Always outspoken, Shaw is also very candid about the changes she has seen in the commitment of present-day black activists, churches, and reporters. 

 

(First Person is an oral history interview series with New England's iconic leaders of color.)

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Basic Black LIVE: The State of the Union and Haiti Earthquake Coverage

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 28, 2010)  This week on Basic Black:  Our panel reviews President Obama's State of the Union address and examines the media coverage of the earthquake in Haiti.

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Basic Black LIVE: The State of the Union and Haiti Earthquake Coverage

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 28, 2010)  This week on Basic Black:  Our panel reviews President Obama's State of the Union address and examines the media coverage of the earthquake in Haiti.

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Basic Black LIVE: Bullying; Environmental Justice

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics | Science & Technology

(Originally broadcast on April 22, 2010)  Our panel explores the issue of bullying and later in the broadcast, an acknowlegement of Earth Day and the "green economy" in communities of color.

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Basic Black LIVE: Bullying; Environmental Justice

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics | Science & Technology

(Originally broadcast on April 22, 2010)  Our panel explores the issue of bullying and later in the broadcast, an acknowlegement of Earth Day and the "green economy" in communities of color.

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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The Black Agenda

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

(Originally streamed live on April 29, 2010)  After the broadcast, our panelists continued to discuss the idea of a "Black Agenda.  A remembrance of civil rights icon Dorothy Height and the issue of reparations rounded out the discussion.

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Basic Black LIVE: The State of the Union and Haiti Earthquake Coverage

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 28, 2010)  This week on Basic Black:  Our panel reviews President Obama's State of the Union address and examines the media coverage of the earthquake in Haiti.

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Basic Black: The State of the City, The State of the State, and The State of the Union

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


(Originally broadcast on January 27, 2012)


This week on Basic Black: a discussion on the future of our communities from Boston to Washington, DC. We'll review the State of the City, the State of the State, and the State of the Union. For Boston, much of our discussion will center on the Mayor's proposals for school assignments; in Massachusetts, the organization of community colleges and the "three-strikes" law are drawing strong reaction; and as we look at how the State of the Union was received, we'll address recent events which seem to illustrate a shocking level of diminished respect for the Oval Office (and its current occupant).


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