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Basic Black: Mentoring Young Men and Boys of Color

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

April 6th, 2018

As Basic Black continues to celebrate its 50th season, guest host Chris Collins sat down with an all-male panel to discuss mentoring young men and boys of color in Boston and why mentoring black and brown boys is vital today.  As the recent death of Stephon Clark and the Parkland, Florida shooting, the panel discusses how these incidents and others weigh on the lives of youth.  They also discuss how mentoring in their own lives has helped them to succeed.  

The panel:

Shawn Brown, Executive Director of Boston B.A.M. - Becoming A Man program in Boston

Robert Lewis Jr., founder, The Base

James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston

Rev. Dr. Emmett G. Price III, founding Pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship. He's also a regular contributor to WGBH’s Boston Public Radio segment, All Revved Up! 

 

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Basic Black Live: President Barack Obama Re-Elected

Black Boston | Politics


Originally broadcast November 9, 2012.

Election 2012 came to a close on November 6 as President Barack Obama was elected for a second term.  The turnout numbers rivaled those of 2008, despite long lines at the polls and court cases challenging early voting rules.  In addition to the huge percentage of African Americans who voted for him, Obama was swept to victory by the youth and Latino votes, as well as large contingents of women, working class, and educated white voters.




(Photo: President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden acknowledge the crowd at his election night party on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.  Source: Associated Press.)
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Basic Black Live: President Barack Obama Re-Elected

Black Boston | Politics


Originally broadcast November 9, 2012.

Election 2012 came to a close on November 6 as President Barack Obama was elected for a second term.  The turnout numbers rivaled those of 2008, despite long lines at the polls and court cases challenging early voting rules.  In addition to the huge percentage of African Americans who voted for him, Obama was swept to victory by the youth and Latino votes, as well as large contingents of women, working class, and educated white voters.




(Photo: President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden acknowledge the crowd at his election night party on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.  Source: Associated Press.)
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Julian Kankunda and the Akilah Institute

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 25, 2013

By Talia Whyte

Julian Kankunda and fellow student Cecile Musanase were speakers at the Akilah Institute’s Metropolitan Safari fundraiser held at the Museum of African American History Oct. 10.  I was very impressed with
both young ladies and the work of the Institute.  Kankunda and Musanase are both from Rwanda, a country that has come a long way since the genocide that plagued it 20 years ago.  During the Rwandan
genocide, women were targets for rape, mutilation of reproductive capabilities and other forms of sexual violence.

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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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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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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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Voices From "The State of Black Boston"

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

Talia Whyte spoke to attendees at the release of "The State of Black Boston" report during the kickoff to the National Urban League Convention 2011.
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"We Saved A Community"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

by Talia Whyte

State Rep. Byron Rushing joined local community activists at Hibernian Hall Oct. 19 to discuss the history of the 45-year-old Madison Park Development Corporation, as well as highlight the roots of black activism in Boston.
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Anonymous: When Words Become Weapons

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

Basic Black contributor Bridgit Brown spoke to families whose lives have been scarred by both violence and the careless language of the media.
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