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Basic Black: Victory for Baker | Viral Video from NYC

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

November 7, 2014

On the ground and in the street…

Charlie Baker beat the highly touted Democratic ground game to win the Massachusetts Governor’s race. What does his victory mean for communities of color?  And later in the show, the viral video that to date has gotten over 30 million views: men catcalling a woman while she's performing the simple act of walking through the streets of New York City. We’ll talk about what it shows, and why it has sparked a heated debate about street harassment, race, and sexism.


 

(Image: Screenshot from the video by Hollaback!)

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Basic Black: Politics and Prose

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

February 27, 2015

This year’s Oscar© ceremony has been described as one of the most political in recent memory, as winners acceptance speeches included history lessons and calls to action on women’s issues and immigration.  We’ll take a closer look at comments on equal pay for women, feminism, and the civil rights movement coming out of the Oscars© winners circle.  Later in the show, as Black History Month comes to a close, we pause to remember the artistry of writer James Baldwin, whose provocative essays on race and identity in America still resonate.

 

(Image source: CNN, Patricia Arquette, Common, and John Legend, @Academy Awards, February 22, 2015)

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Basic Black: Politics and Prose

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

February 27, 2015

This year’s Oscar© ceremony has been described as one of the most political in recent memory, as winners acceptance speeches included history lessons and calls to action on women’s issues and immigration.  We’ll take a closer look at comments on equal pay for women, feminism, and the civil rights movement coming out of the Oscars© winners circle.  Later in the show, as Black History Month comes to a close, we pause to remember the artistry of writer James Baldwin, whose provocative essays on race and identity in America still resonate.

 

(Image source: CNN, Patricia Arquette, Common, and John Legend, @Academy Awards, February 22, 2015)

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Basic Black: Historical Facts and Uncomfortable Truths

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 24, 2015

Renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates is under fire for giving in to a demand to change content for his Finding Your Roots program. Actor Ben Affleck asked Gates to leave out information about his slave holding ancestors. We'll explore what happens when an historical fact is an uncomfortable truth.
 
Later, Michael Eric Dyson’s 10,000 word, detailed, blistering, take-down of Cornel West, his one-time friend and mentor. Is this a personal spat, or a long overdue reset of the role of  public intellectuals in the age of BlackLivesMatter?
 
And finally join us online to take a look at the road to the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, to become the first African American woman US Attorney General.
 
 

Photo:  Henry Louis Gates Jr., executive producer of "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.," addresses reporters during the PBS Summer 2013 TCA press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

 

 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Loretta Lynch, US Attorney General

Arts & Culture | Politics

April 24, 2015

After the broadcast: a look at the road to the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, to become the first African American woman US Attorney General.
 
 
 
Loretta E. Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, speaks Saturday in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)
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Basic Black: Historical Facts and Uncomfortable Truths

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 24, 2015

Renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates is under fire for giving in to a demand to change content for his Finding Your Roots program. Actor Ben Affleck asked Gates to leave out information about his slave holding ancestors. We'll explore what happens when an historical fact is an uncomfortable truth.
 
Later, Michael Eric Dyson’s 10,000 word, detailed, blistering, take-down of Cornel West, his one-time friend and mentor. Is this a personal spat, or a long overdue reset of the role of  public intellectuals in the age of BlackLivesMatter?
 
And finally join us online to take a look at the road to the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, to become the first African American woman US Attorney General.
 
 

Photo:  Henry Louis Gates Jr., executive producer of "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.," addresses reporters during the PBS Summer 2013 TCA press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

 

 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Rachel Dolezal & Identity Politics

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

June 26, 2015

The woman who would be black... after the broadcast, we dissect the meaning of the Rachel Dolezal episode.

 

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Basic Black: Feminism

Politics

 

March 30, 2018

As Women's History Month comes to a close, host Callie Crossley discusses the topic of Feminism and its implications in the current political and social climate for women of color.  During the discussion the panel explores whether the word is outdated and should be more inclusive.  

Guests:

Africana Womanist, Yvette Modestin

Nicole Castillo, Director of Programs at the UU Urban Ministry

Kim McLarin, Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College 

Delia Cheung Hom, Director of the Asian American Center at Northeastern University

 

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Basic Black: Feminism

Politics

 

March 30, 2018

As Women's History Month comes to a close, host Callie Crossley discusses the topic of Feminism and its implications in the current political and social climate for women of color.  During the discussion the panel explores whether the word is outdated and should be more inclusive.  

Guests:

Africana Womanist, Yvette Modestin

Nicole Castillo, Director of Programs at the UU Urban Ministry

Kim McLarin, Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College 

Delia Cheung Hom, Director of the Asian American Center at Northeastern University

 

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Basic Black: Feminism

Politics

 

March 30, 2018

As Women's History Month comes to a close, host Callie Crossley discusses the topic of Feminism and its implications in the current political and social climate for women of color.  During the discussion the panel explores whether the word is outdated and should be more inclusive.  

Guests:

Africana Womanist, Yvette Modestin

Nicole Castillo, Director of Programs at the UU Urban Ministry

Kim McLarin, Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College 

Delia Cheung Hom, Director of the Asian American Center at Northeastern University

 

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