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Basic Black: Players, Protests, and Politics

Arts & Culture | Politics

April 22, 2016

This week we'll kick off the show remembering the impact of the musical icon Prince.

And later in the show, as role models and celebrities in the spotlight, do professional athletes have a responsibility to let the world know that they think Black Lives Matter? We’ll look at the tradition of athlete activism from Jackie Robinson, to Muhammad Ali, to LeBron James. Joining Callie Crosley and Phillip Martin this week are Chris Collins, long time sports reporter for New England Cable News and Interim Associate Director of Athletics for External Business Developing and Marketing at UMass Boston and Peter Roby, Athletic Director of Northeastern University.

 


Photo credit: Associated Press.

 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Players, Protests & Politics, Pt. 2

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 22, 2016

After the broadcast, the conversation continued: as role models and celebrities in the spotlight, do professional athletes have a responsibility to let the world know that they think Black Lives Matter? We’ll look at the tradition of athlete activism from Jackie Robinson, to Muhammad Ali, to LeBron James. Joining Callie Crosley and Phillip Martin this week are Chris Collins, long time sports reporter for New England Cable News and Interim Associate Director of Athletics for External Business Developing and Marketing at UMass Boston and Peter Roby, Athletic Director of Northeastern University.

 

 

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Basic Black: Players, Protests, and Politics

Arts & Culture | Politics

April 22, 2016

This week we'll kick off the show remembering the impact of the musical icon Prince.

And later in the show, as role models and celebrities in the spotlight, do professional athletes have a responsibility to let the world know that they think Black Lives Matter? We’ll look at the tradition of athlete activism from Jackie Robinson, to Muhammad Ali, to LeBron James. Joining Callie Crosley and Phillip Martin this week are Chris Collins, long time sports reporter for New England Cable News and Interim Associate Director of Athletics for External Business Developing and Marketing at UMass Boston and Peter Roby, Athletic Director of Northeastern University.

 


Photo credit: Associated Press.

 

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Basic Black: Celebrating a Prince, a Queen, and a General

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 29, 2016

A Prince, a Queen, and a General. Brilliant, prolific artist Prince Rogers Nelson, superstar singer Beyonce “Queen Bey" Knowles, and abolitionist hero Harriet Tubman -- General Tubman -- the most celebrated leader of the Underground Railroad… We delve into the loss, triumph, and tribute for all three icons and consider what all of it says about culture, race, and (mainstream) recognition.
 
And in our online conversation: Asian American police officer Peter Liang fatally shot African American Akai Gurley. The shooting has strained Asian American and African American relations. What’s the long term impact?

 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Fault Lines in Asian-American and African-American Relations

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 29, 2016

Asian American police officer Peter Liang fatally shot African American Akai Gurley. The shooting has strained Asian American and African American relations. What’s the long term impact?

 

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Basic Black: Politics, Race, and "The Birth of a Nation"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 07, 2016

Basic Black returns with a review of the first Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and the impact of race in the election. The panelists then discuss the number of police-involved shootings of African American men and share their thoughts on the film, “The Birth of a Nation,” and the controversy surrounding its star, producer and director, Nate Parker.

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Basic Black: Black Wealth and "The Birth of a Nation"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business

October 15, 2016

We discuss how a call to action on social media moved millions of dollars into African American banking institutions. Plus, we look at whether or not "The Birth of A Nation" overcame the controversy around its star. 

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Basic Black: Politics, Race, and "The Birth of a Nation"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 07, 2016

Basic Black returns with a review of the first Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and the impact of race in the election. The panelists then discuss the number of police-involved shootings of African American men and share their thoughts on the film, “The Birth of a Nation,” and the controversy surrounding its star, producer and director, Nate Parker.

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Basic Black: Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Health | Politics

October 22, 2016

Basic Black examines the infrastructure, rebuilding efforts, and arrival of aid to the southwest region of Haiti after the devastation brought by Hurricane Matthew. We look at how the Haitian-American population here in Boston helps with relief efforts. 

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Basic Black: Breast Cancer and Women of Color

Black Boston | Health

October 29, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  According to a report from the American Cancer Society, “Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2016-2018,” breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among black women, and an estimated 30,700 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2016.  The diagnosis for African American women is often later and the disease is much more advanced and deadly. WGBH News’ Tina Martin sits down with doctors and survivors to discuss health care treatment options, survivor stories and day-to-day living. 

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