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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: Female Entrepreneurs of Color

Black Boston | Business | Education | Politics

This week on Basic Black speaks with female entrepreneurs of color about their businesses.  The discussion also explores whether becoming an entrepreneur is a viable solution for women of color considering  unemployment numbers, low wages and issues surrounding the pay gap for women of color.

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Basic Black: Women Entrepreneurs

Business

March 31, 2017

Women entrepreneurs and organizations that are helping women of color start and keep a business. Guest panelists include President and CEO of Roxbury Technology LLC, Beth WilliamsChef and Co-Founder of Mei Mei restaurant, Irene Li; CEO of MORE Advertising, Donna Lattison Gittens;  and Assistant Professor at Babson College,  Dr. Tina Opie.

 

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Millennials: Your Most Diverse Workforce

Business

Forty-three percent of millennials are people of color. This makes them the most diverse generation in the workplace. However, there are challenges that millennials of color face that are unique to them. Krishna Powell, HR specialist(HR 4 Your Small Biz), discusses how millennials can benefit any business that is looking to grow. 

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Restricted Liquor Licenses: The Restaurant Jump-Start In Your Neighborhood

Black Boston | Business | Politics

75 restricted liquor licenses will available to restaurants in underserved neighborhoods including Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan. What does this mean for the small business owner? How will it affect the local economy? 

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Wally's Café: The Soundtrack of the South End

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

By Virginia DePina

For nearly 70 years, Wally's Café has provided the South End with live jazz performances. The café is now a training ground for aspiring jazz musicians from various colleges and universities in the Boston area.

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Black Women Working Out: Being Fit and Fabulous

Black Boston | Health


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Boston City Council and The Race For District 7

Black Boston | Politics


by Talia Whyte

A look at the candidates vying for the Boston City Council seat in District 7.
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