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Basic Black: Black Art & Black Audiences

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 1, 2016

The arts are in bloom in Boston. Mayor Walsh has made a concerted effort and commitment to revitalize the city's creative community, including the appointment of a cabinet level arts czar, Julie Burros. But as the arts are connected to the economy and revitalization of the entire city, how are artists and audiences of color benefitting from the newfound focus on the arts?

Later in the show, the beginning of the archeological dig at the site of Malcolm X’s house.

 

Photo: Maurice Emmanuel and Tiffany Nichole Greene in the SpeakEasy Stage production of Bootycandy. Credit: Glenn Perry

 

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Basic Black: Black Art & Black Audiences

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 1, 2016

The arts are in bloom in Boston. Mayor Walsh has made a concerted effort and commitment to revitalize the city's creative community, including the appointment of a cabinet level arts czar, Julie Burros. But as the arts are connected to the economy and revitalization of the entire city, how are artists and audiences of color benefitting from the newfound focus on the arts?

Later in the show, the beginning of the archeological dig at the site of Malcolm X’s house.

 

Photo: Maurice Emmanuel and Tiffany Nichole Greene in the SpeakEasy Stage production of Bootycandy. Credit: Glenn Perry

 

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Basic Black: Beyond Black and White... Boston's Public Schools

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

April 15, 2016

This week Basic Black welcomes  Dr. Tommy Chang, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools; Rahn Dorsey, City of Boston’s Chief of Education; and Rahsaan Hall, Director of the Massachusetts Racial Justice Program of the ACLU. We’ll discuss controversial matters surrounding the Boston Public School systems including standardized testing, parental involvement, the cap on charter schools, and the dilemma around race relations at Boston Latin School and beyond.

 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Rethinking Discipline

Black Boston | Education | Politics

April 15, 2016

After the broadcast, the panel discussed the troubling trend of racial disparities in approaches towards discipline in schools in Boston and nationwide.

 

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Basic Black: Beyond Black and White... Boston's Public Schools

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

April 15, 2016

This week Basic Black welcomes  Dr. Tommy Chang, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools; Rahn Dorsey, City of Boston’s Chief of Education; and Rahsaan Hall, Director of the Massachusetts Racial Justice Program of the ACLU. We’ll discuss controversial matters surrounding the Boston Public School systems including standardized testing, parental involvement, the cap on charter schools, and the dilemma around race relations at Boston Latin School and beyond.

 

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Basic Black: 2016 Mass. Ballot Initiatives

Black Boston | Education | Health | Politics

November 06, 2016

When voters around the city of Boston go to the polls, they are not only voting for a new president, they will also be voting on several ballot initiatives that will affect the lives of people in the state.  Two of the ballot initiatives—numbers two and four--about lifting the cap on charter schools and legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, have been widely discussed and debated.  This week’s show discusses the realities and concerns on these issues for communities of color.  

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Basic Black: 2016 Mass. Ballot Initiatives

Black Boston | Education | Health | Politics

November 06, 2016

When voters around the city of Boston go to the polls, they are not only voting for a new president, they will also be voting on several ballot initiatives that will affect the lives of people in the state.  Two of the ballot initiatives—numbers two and four--about lifting the cap on charter schools and legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, have been widely discussed and debated.  This week’s show discusses the realities and concerns on these issues for communities of color.  

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African Liberation Day, 2009

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Basic Black contributor Uchenna Ikonne took in the sights and sounds of African Liberation Day 2009, the first time the organizers have held the event in Boston since the conception of the celebration in 1963.

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Boston: Election Day 2009

Black Boston | Politics

Contributor Talia Whyte with a thoughtful essay on covering election day in Boston, MA.

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Slideshow: A Candidate Forum for Boston City Council District 7

Black Boston | Politics

Photos by Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter fro WGBH Radio, 89.7.
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