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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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Chez Vous

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

 Basic Black contributor Alesha Gunn visits a neighborhood institution, the skating rink Chez Vous.

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Ruggles Rising

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

 In April of 2007, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved a proposed plan to develop the space into a project that would house the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, a theater, a school, office space, shops, restaurants, a parking garage, and housing.

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Karen B. McLean Dade

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Health

Author and educator Karen B. McLean Dade led a "call & response" during her book signing at Frugal's Bookstore in Roxbury (Massachusetts).

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Close To Home

Black Boston | Health

Basic Black contributor Sheena Quintyne sat down with Priscilla Rorie to talk about empowering young people to combat domestic violence.

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Villages Without Walls

Black Boston | Health | Politics

Basic Black contributor Alesha Gunn sat down with Talia Rivera, Executive Director of Villages Without Walls, for a very candid conversation about intervening in the lives of Boston's at-risk youth.

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