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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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Basic Black: Feminism

Politics

 

March 30, 2018

As Women's History Month comes to a close, host Callie Crossley discusses the topic of Feminism and its implications in the current political and social climate for women of color.  During the discussion the panel explores whether the word is outdated and should be more inclusive.  

Guests:

Africana Womanist, Yvette Modestin

Nicole Castillo, Director of Programs at the UU Urban Ministry

Kim McLarin, Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College 

Delia Cheung Hom, Director of the Asian American Center at Northeastern University

 

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Basic Black: Feminism

Politics

 

March 30, 2018

As Women's History Month comes to a close, host Callie Crossley discusses the topic of Feminism and its implications in the current political and social climate for women of color.  During the discussion the panel explores whether the word is outdated and should be more inclusive.  

Guests:

Africana Womanist, Yvette Modestin

Nicole Castillo, Director of Programs at the UU Urban Ministry

Kim McLarin, Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College 

Delia Cheung Hom, Director of the Asian American Center at Northeastern University

 

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Basic Black: Feminism

Politics

 

March 30, 2018

As Women's History Month comes to a close, host Callie Crossley discusses the topic of Feminism and its implications in the current political and social climate for women of color.  During the discussion the panel explores whether the word is outdated and should be more inclusive.  

Guests:

Africana Womanist, Yvette Modestin

Nicole Castillo, Director of Programs at the UU Urban Ministry

Kim McLarin, Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College 

Delia Cheung Hom, Director of the Asian American Center at Northeastern University

 

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Basic Black: Feminism

Politics

 

March 30, 2018

As Women's History Month comes to a close, host Callie Crossley discusses the topic of Feminism and its implications in the current political and social climate for women of color.  During the discussion the panel explores whether the word is outdated and should be more inclusive.  

Guests:

Africana Womanist, Yvette Modestin

Nicole Castillo, Director of Programs at the UU Urban Ministry

Kim McLarin, Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College 

Delia Cheung Hom, Director of the Asian American Center at Northeastern University

 

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Basic Black: Feminism

Politics

 

March 30, 2018

As Women's History Month comes to a close, host Callie Crossley discusses the topic of Feminism and its implications in the current political and social climate for women of color.  During the discussion the panel explores whether the word is outdated and should be more inclusive.  

Guests:

Africana Womanist, Yvette Modestin

Nicole Castillo, Director of Programs at the UU Urban Ministry

Kim McLarin, Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College 

Delia Cheung Hom, Director of the Asian American Center at Northeastern University

 

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Basic Black: Feminism Isn't Black and White

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

December 20, 2013

This week on Basic Black, our first conversation examines the recent media coverage of Michelle Obama and the meaning of feminism to women of color.  An article in Politico dubbed the First Lady as a "feminist nightmare" while later coverage characterized her as the "angry black woman" when the President took a selfie with Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the funeral of Nelson Mandela.  Both episodes illustrated the great divide between black and white women on the issue of feminism , with many African American commentators saying, in essence, "your feminism ain't like mine…"



(Photo:  First Lady Michelle Obama introducing President Barack Obama before his address to injured veterans and guests on the critical issues facing veterans during the DAV National Convention in Orlando, Fla. Michelle Obama is taking her “Let’s Move!” campaign to Arthur Ashe Kids Day. AP Photo/Julie Fletcher - Aug. 10, 2013, File)

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Basic Black: Brothers and Sisters on the Run

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

April 18, 2014

Runners of color, specifically from Kenya have a long and visible presence in marathons around the country, including the Boston Marathon.  But a closer look reveals a low percentage of Americans of color who participate in marathon running.  Most American runners of color who advance in their sport become headliners in track and sprinting but where are the stars in marathon running?  As we head into the 118th Boston Marathon, Basic Black discusses reasons for the dearth of American runners of color in long distance running and the benefits (to the runner and the community) of improving the numbers.


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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Iconic women of "black prophetic fire"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 24, 2014

After the broadcast, the conversation turned to an examination of iconic African American women Cornel West highlighted in his book, Black Prophetic Fire, as well as the question of West and his hopes for his legacy in social justice.

 

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Breast Cancer Among Black Women in Boston

Black Boston | Health

The disparity of breast cancer mortality has increased between Black and White women. What factors contribute to the increase of breast cancer among African American women? Do African American women in Boston have any specific advantages or disadvantages in terms of health care for breast cancer? 

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