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Basic Black: The Week in Local Headlines

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

This week on Basic Black we take a look at recent local headlines including the Occupy The Hood movement, the anniversary of the death of DJ Henry and what it says about the challenging relationship between young black men and the police, and the redistricting of Massachusetts' political map.

Our panel this week:  Latoyia Edwards, anchor, New England Cable News; Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter, 89.7 WGBH Radio; Kevin Peterson, director of the New Democracy Coalition; Jamarhl Crawford, editor The Blackstonian.com and organizer of Occupy The Hood; and Meghan Irons, reporter, The Boston Globe.

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Basic Black: Occupy The Hood and Redistricting

Black Boston | Politics

(Originally broadcast November 4, 2011)

This week on Basic Black we take a look at recent local headlines. We start with Occupy The Hood: what makes it different than the larger Occupy Movement?  Later in the show we turn our attention to the subject of redistricting and how it will change Massachusetts political landscape.

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Basic Black: The "School-To-Prison" Pipeline; Black Buying Power

Arts & Culture | Business | Education | Politics


(Originally broadcast on December 9, 2011)

Recent headlines across the nation have highlighted stories of children of color (some as young as five) being arrested for “acting out” in school. Basic Black discusses the impact of “zero-tolerance” behavior policies and the “school to prison pipeline.” Also, as we head into the Christmas season, a conversation about the economics of black buying power.

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Basic Black: The "Fiscal Cliff" and Your Wallet

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics


Originally broadcast December 7, 2012.

If no measures are taken, in less than a month the United States will "fall off the fiscal cliff." Among other things, this means that the Bush tax cuts and the payroll tax cut will expire, extended unemployment benefits will end, and Medicare would lose nearly $11 billion from its budget. Many experts believe that going over the cliff would lead to another recession. What does this mean for people of color? The middle class? The poor?

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Basic Black: Female Entrepreneurs of Color

Black Boston | Business | Education | Politics

This week on Basic Black speaks with female entrepreneurs of color about their businesses.  The discussion also explores whether becoming an entrepreneur is a viable solution for women of color considering  unemployment numbers, low wages and issues surrounding the pay gap for women of color.

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A Conversation with Roslyn Brock, Chairman of the Board, NAACP

Politics

Roslyn McCallister Brock is chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) national board more

A Conversation with Kai Wright

Health | Politics | Science & Technology

 

An interview with journalist and AIDS activist Kai Wright.

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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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Mass Decision 2010: Voices From The Community

Black Boston | Politics

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte listens to voters in Massachusetts.

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