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Basic Black: African American Cinema

Arts & Culture

January 27, 2017

It's award season and this year #OscarsNotSoWhite. On this week's broadcast  host Callie Crossley sits down with our guest panelists to discuss 2017 Oscars nominations --standouts, surprises and snubs! Joining Callie are guest panelists Producer of the Roxbury International Film Festival, Lisa Simmons; Director and Residence at the Department of Visual Arts at Emerson College,Theodore Life Jr. Assistant Professor at Northeastern University, Carole Bell; and Senior Investigative Reporter at WGBH News, Phillip Martin.

 

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Basic Black: The Power and Politics of Sports

Politics

October 20, 2017

The NFL says it will not force players to stand for the national anthem. But Trump continues to blast players who kneel. This week we review players respond to Trump and the future of NFL. 

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Basic Black: The Power and Politics of Sports

Politics

October 20, 2017

The NFL says it will not force players to stand for the national anthem. But Trump continues to blast players who kneel. This week we review players respond to Trump and the future of NFL. 

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Basic Black LIVE: The Earthquake in Haiti

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 14, 2010)  Basic Black takes a look at the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the response of New England’s Haitian community with our panelists: Writer Kim McLarin, political consultant Tito Jackson, New England Cable News reporter Latoyia Edwards, Rep. Marie St. Fleur, and Davarian Baldwin, professor of American Studies, Trinity College.
Also, a discussion on Tuesday’s upcoming special election to fill the late Senator Ted Kennedy's seat and thoughts on the meaning of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Basic Black LIVE: Massachusetts Politics

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

(Originally broadcast February 4, 2010)   Our panelists discuss Senator Scott Brown and the African American community and then take a look at the beginning of the Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign.

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Basic Black Live: New Protests, New Leadership

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


(Originally broadcast on January 13, 2012)

As we head towards the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, we look back at the past year of protest at home and abroad. In the era of the civil rights movement, much of the attention focused on the leadership; but in this new era of protests, the focus has shifted to the masses. Have leaders become obsolete? Our conversation this week on Basic Black looks at the new role of leadership in grassroots movements, from the Tea Party to the Arab Spring to Occupy.


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Basic Black Live: What is "Black Leadership?"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 18, 2013


As we approach the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and President Obama’s second inauguration, Basic Black looks at the significance of leadership, and specifically the notion of "black leadership."  Questions on the table include:  Is black leadership a reality?  Is the idea of a black leadership outdated?  What should a contemporary black leadership look like?



(Photo by Pete Souza: A view from the back of President Obama's chair, July 2012.)
 

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Rev. Jonathan Walton on civil rights and social justice

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

by Talia Whyte

Dr. Jonathan L. Walton was the keynote speaker at the 43th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on January 21.  The holiday celebrating the life of the slain civil rights leader also just so happened to fall on the same day as the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.  Walton was quick to point out this coincidence as well.  However, he mentioned to the crowd that while Obama’s reelection demonstrates the racial progress made in America, he said there are still many other social and economic inequalities that need the same amount of attention.

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A Conversation with Tito Jackson

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte talks with community activist Tito Jackson.

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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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