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Basic Black: Mentoring Young Men and Boys of Color

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

April 6th, 2018

As Basic Black continues to celebrate its 50th season, guest host Chris Collins sat down with an all-male panel to discuss mentoring young men and boys of color in Boston and why mentoring black and brown boys is vital today.  As the recent death of Stephon Clark and the Parkland, Florida shooting, the panel discusses how these incidents and others weigh on the lives of youth.  They also discuss how mentoring in their own lives has helped them to succeed.  

The panel:

Shawn Brown, Executive Director of Boston B.A.M. - Becoming A Man program in Boston

Robert Lewis Jr., founder, The Base

James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston

Rev. Dr. Emmett G. Price III, founding Pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship. He's also a regular contributor to WGBH’s Boston Public Radio segment, All Revved Up! 

 

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Basic Black: Mentoring Young Men and Boys of Color

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

April 6th, 2018

As Basic Black continues to celebrate its 50th season, guest host Chris Collins sat down with an all-male panel to discuss mentoring young men and boys of color in Boston and why mentoring black and brown boys is vital today.  As the recent death of Stephon Clark and the Parkland, Florida shooting, the panel discusses how these incidents and others weigh on the lives of youth.  They also discuss how mentoring in their own lives has helped them to succeed.  

The panel:

Shawn Brown, Executive Director of Boston B.A.M. - Becoming A Man program in Boston

Robert Lewis Jr., founder, The Base

James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston

Rev. Dr. Emmett G. Price III, founding Pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship. He's also a regular contributor to WGBH’s Boston Public Radio segment, All Revved Up! 

 

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Basic Black: Mentoring Young Men and Boys of Color

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

April 6th, 2018

As Basic Black continues to celebrate its 50th season, guest host Chris Collins sat down with an all-male panel to discuss mentoring young men and boys of color in Boston and why mentoring black and brown boys is vital today.  As the recent death of Stephon Clark and the Parkland, Florida shooting, the panel discusses how these incidents and others weigh on the lives of youth.  They also discuss how mentoring in their own lives has helped them to succeed.  

The panel:

Shawn Brown, Executive Director of Boston B.A.M. - Becoming A Man program in Boston

Robert Lewis Jr., founder, The Base

James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston

Rev. Dr. Emmett G. Price III, founding Pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship. He's also a regular contributor to WGBH’s Boston Public Radio segment, All Revved Up! 

 

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Voices From the Somalian Community in Boston

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte attended the 2010 Somali Youth Conference in Boston.
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Project 351: Answering The Call To Service

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

By Talia Whyte

Gov. Deval Patrick joined over 400 8th graders representing every city and town in Massachusetts Jan. 15 to commence his administration’s ambitious youth service day – Project 351.
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Voices From "The State of Black Boston"

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

Talia Whyte spoke to attendees at the release of "The State of Black Boston" report during the kickoff to the National Urban League Convention 2011.
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"We Saved A Community"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

by Talia Whyte

State Rep. Byron Rushing joined local community activists at Hibernian Hall Oct. 19 to discuss the history of the 45-year-old Madison Park Development Corporation, as well as highlight the roots of black activism in Boston.
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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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Continuing A Season of Peace: The Unity Walk for Mattapan

Black Boston | Health | Politics

Rev. Jeffrey Brown leads a rally in support of the Mattapan community which was shocked by the brutal murders of four people including a toddler who died in his mother's arms.

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Youth Fighting Fat (Part Two): "Soda-Free Kids"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Health

Part two of a three-part series by Talia Whyte

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