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Basic Black: A Change Is Gonna Come

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

May 1, 2015

From anger, to resilience, to a call for calm, this week Basic Black looks at the lessons to be learned from the eruptions in Baltimore on race, class, and rebuilding community.

 
 
 
Photo: A man makes a heart shape with his hands during a peaceful protest near the CVS pharmacy that was set on fire on Monday in Baltimore. Credit Andrew Burton/Getty Images for NPR.
 

Show title from A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke, 1964.

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Basic Black: A Change Is Gonna Come

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

May 1, 2015

From anger, to resilience, to a call for calm, this week Basic Black looks at the lessons to be learned from the eruptions in Baltimore on race, class, and rebuilding community.

 
 
 
Photo: A man makes a heart shape with his hands during a peaceful protest near the CVS pharmacy that was set on fire on Monday in Baltimore. Credit Andrew Burton/Getty Images for NPR.
 

Show title from A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke, 1964.

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Basic Black: Readin', Writin', & Race

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

February 12, 2016

This week on Basic Black: education in the news. We’ll look at the controversy over accusations of racism at Boston Latin School; also, a discussion on the persistent trend of racial disparities in discipline, starting with kindergartners; and finally, in his first State of the Commonwealth address last month, Governor Baker called for a raise on the cap for charter schools, so we’ll discuss the pros and cons of a charter school education.

 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Classroom Discipline Disparities

Black Boston | Education | Health | Politics

February 12, 2016

After the broadcast, the panelists discussed recent trends in racial disparities when it comes to disciplining black children in school.

 

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Basic Black: Readin', Writin', & Race

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

February 12, 2016

This week on Basic Black: education in the news. We’ll look at the controversy over accusations of racism at Boston Latin School; also, a discussion on the persistent trend of racial disparities in discipline, starting with kindergartners; and finally, in his first State of the Commonwealth address last month, Governor Baker called for a raise on the cap for charter schools, so we’ll discuss the pros and cons of a charter school education.

 

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Basic Black: Travel Ban

Politics

February 2, 2017

Mayoral Candidate and City Councilor Tito Jackson, Executive Director of the Somali Development Center Abdirahman A. Yusuf, Emerson College Professor Kim McLarin, and Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Economic Justice Iván Espinoza-Madrigal join Basic Black for a discussion on Trump's executive order banning travel.

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Basic Black: Travel Ban

Politics

February 2, 2017

Mayoral Candidate and City Councilor Tito Jackson, Executive Director of the Somali Development Center Abdirahman A. Yusuf, Emerson College Professor Kim McLarin, and Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Economic Justice Iván Espinoza-Madrigal join Basic Black for a discussion on Trump's executive order banning travel.

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The Boston NAACP Opens Its New Doors

Black Boston | Politics

The Boston branch of the NAACP reopened its offices in the Mall of Roxbury May 19, 2012 before a crowd of elected officials and longtime supporters.
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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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Boston City Council and The Race For District 7

Black Boston | Politics


by Talia Whyte

A look at the candidates vying for the Boston City Council seat in District 7.
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