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Basic Black: Shopping For Obamacare

Black Boston | Health | Politics


October 4, 2013

This week on Basic Black, Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, began on October 1st.  The signature legislation of President Obama's administration went live online, with millions attempting to access the applications.  Although its launch was marked by a government shutdown and systems crashing under the weight of consumers eager to learn more, will this health insurance marketplace become a defining moment of President Obama's legacy?  And will the marketplace be the answer to the health care problems of those who need it most?

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Julian Kankunda and the Akilah Institute

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 25, 2013

By Talia Whyte

Julian Kankunda and fellow student Cecile Musanase were speakers at the Akilah Institute’s Metropolitan Safari fundraiser held at the Museum of African American History Oct. 10.  I was very impressed with
both young ladies and the work of the Institute.  Kankunda and Musanase are both from Rwanda, a country that has come a long way since the genocide that plagued it 20 years ago.  During the Rwandan
genocide, women were targets for rape, mutilation of reproductive capabilities and other forms of sexual violence.

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Food Justice (Eating Green - part 1 of 3)

Black Boston | Health | Politics

Eating Green: Food and Environmental Justice in Boston (part 1 of a 3-part series)

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A Conversation with Kai Wright

Health | Politics | Science & Technology

 

An interview with journalist and AIDS activist Kai Wright.

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Rolling With Nia, Chatting with Dana: Honoring a Friend, Colleague, and Mentor

Education | Health

A profile of activist and children's book author Dana Wright

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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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Youth Fighting Fat (Part Three): Empowered Youth, Empowered Communities

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

The last video of a three-part series by Talia Whyte

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Books Behind Bars: Literacy and Incarceration in Massachusetts

Black Boston | Business | Education

A look at an effort to combat illiteracy in America's prisons.
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A Decade of Daring: Access Strategies Fund Celebrates 10 Years

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Access Strategies Fund celebrated its tenth anniversary at Villa Victoria in Boston's South End.
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A Conversation with Environmental Activist Van Jones

Politics | Science & Technology

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte talks with environmental activist Van Jones.
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