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A Conversation with Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Council At-Large

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

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Young Black Men & Lives Lost Too Soon

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

August 25, 2014

The death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO has regenerated conversations about police brutality and violence in . To hear a local perspective of the lessons Boston can learn from Ferguson, we sat with Rev. Ronald and Kim Odom. In 2007, the Odoms lost their son, Steven to violence at the age of 13.

 


Music: Simple Soft Jam, Martijn de Boer featuring Stefan Kartenberg (Source: ccMixter.org)

 

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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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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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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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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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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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