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Frederick Douglass & The 4th of July: Community Readings

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

July 2014

At the monument of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment on the Boston Common, more than 60 people gathered together to participate in a community reading of “The Meaning of the Fourth of July For The Negro” a speech written by Frederick Douglass in 1852.

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Denise Simmons, Mayor of Cambridge, MA

Black Boston | Politics

Before the controversial arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte sat down for a conversation with Mayor E. Denise Simmons about her thoughts on the gay rights movement.  The former city council member is the first openly lesbian African American to serve as mayor of Cambridge.  She recently married her long-time partner Mattie Hayes.

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Reading Frederick Douglass

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Basic Black contributor Bridgit Brown captured the importance of Frederick Douglass during a reading sponsored by Harvard's Charles Hamilton Houston Institute outside the Massachusetts state house.

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Looking at the 2010 World Cup from Boston

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

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A Solid Foundation for Building A Healthy Community

Black Boston | Health | Politics

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte covered the groundbreaking for new health centers in Boston's Mattapan and Roxbury neighborhoods.

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Talking To Massachusetts Voters

Black Boston | Business | Education | Politics

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte speaks with Massachusetts voters.

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Black Women Working Out: Being Fit and Fabulous

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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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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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Elder Care in Boston - 1973

Black Boston | Health

 Say Brother examines the need of Boston's elderly black population in this 1973 special edition.

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