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Ruggles Rising

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

 In April of 2007, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved a proposed plan to develop the space into a project that would house the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, a theater, a school, office space, shops, restaurants, a parking garage, and housing.

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The 11th Annual Roxbury Film Festival

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Basic Black contributor Bridgit Brown attended the Roxbury Film festival, now in its 11th year.

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Reading Frederick Douglass

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Basic Black contributor Bridgit Brown captured the importance of Frederick Douglass during a reading sponsored by Harvard's Charles Hamilton Houston Institute outside the Massachusetts state house.

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Don West, Boston's Photographer

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Don West has documented some of the most signigicant events and people in Boston's black community for over 25 years.

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Art For The People

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Bridgit Brown talks with sculptor Fern Cunningham.

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Bruce George: A Poet For the Stage

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

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Facing Africa, Facing Ourselves

Health | Politics

Saran Kaba Jones, Founder and Executive Director of FACE Africa, is on a mission to identify and replicate proven models for development and social change in communities in Africa.

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A Conversation with Author and Activist Angela Davis

Arts & Culture | Politics

by Bridgit Brown

On February 16, 2011, Emerson College hosted activist and Civil Rights icon Angela Davis as part of February’s theme “Definition: BLACK” in celebration of African American Heritage Month. more

Anonymous: When Words Become Weapons

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

Basic Black contributor Bridgit Brown spoke to families whose lives have been scarred by both violence and the careless language of the media.
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History Restored: The African Meeting House | Boston, MA (part 1)

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

The first in a five part web series chronicling the restoration of The African Meeting House on Beacon Hill in Boston, MA.
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