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Freedom Summer from The American Experience

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

June 20, 2014

On June 23rd the American Experience presented a preview of the film Freedom Summer at the Strand Theatre, Dorchester, Mass. The screening was followed by a discussion with filmmaker Stanley Nelson and activists and icons of the civil rights movement, Bob Moses and Dave Dennis. Basic Black was on hand to live tweet the event; see below for an archive of photos and comments from the evening.

 

(PLEASE NOTE: BASIC BLACK RETURNS IN THE FALL WITH NEW CONVERSATIONS - CHECK BACK LATER THIS SUMMER FOR DETAILS.)

 

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Freedom Summer from The American Experience

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

June 20, 2014

On June 23rd the American Experience presented a preview of the film Freedom Summer at the Strand Theatre, Dorchester, Mass. The screening was followed by a discussion with filmmaker Stanley Nelson and activists and icons of the civil rights movement, Bob Moses and Dave Dennis. Basic Black was on hand to live tweet the event; see below for an archive of photos and comments from the evening.

 

(PLEASE NOTE: BASIC BLACK RETURNS IN THE FALL WITH NEW CONVERSATIONS - CHECK BACK LATER THIS SUMMER FOR DETAILS.)

 

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Basic Black: Voting Matters in Black & White

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

October 17, 2014

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are in a dead heat in the Massachusetts governor's race.  The margin of error in the polls for both candidates is slim, but can voters in communities of color fill the margin with a victory, sending one of them to the governor's office? Are the campaigns of the independent candidates resonating with black, Latino, or Asian voters? This week on Basic Black, we look at how the candidates for governor are delivering their message to communities of color in the race to the finish line on November 4.

 

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Basic Black: An urban agenda for Massachusetts

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 9, 2015

This week Charlie Baker was sworn in as the 72nd governor of Massachusetts, with promises of bipartisanship and a renewed economic growth agenda for the Commonwealth’s urban communities.  Later in the show we remember Senator Edward Brooke who died last week at the age of 95.

 

 

Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, center, acknowledges applause after taking the oath of office, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in the House Chamber of the Statehouse, in Boston. Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

 

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Basic Black: An urban agenda for Massachusetts

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 9, 2015

This week Charlie Baker was sworn in as the 72nd governor of Massachusetts, with promises of bipartisanship and a renewed economic growth agenda for the Commonwealth’s urban communities.  Later in the show we remember Senator Edward Brooke who died last week at the age of 95.

 

 

Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, center, acknowledges applause after taking the oath of office, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in the House Chamber of the Statehouse, in Boston. Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

 

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Basic Black: Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Health | Politics

October 22, 2016

Basic Black examines the infrastructure, rebuilding efforts, and arrival of aid to the southwest region of Haiti after the devastation brought by Hurricane Matthew. We look at how the Haitian-American population here in Boston helps with relief efforts. 

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Basic Black: Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Health | Politics

October 22, 2016

Basic Black examines the infrastructure, rebuilding efforts, and arrival of aid to the southwest region of Haiti after the devastation brought by Hurricane Matthew. We look at how the Haitian-American population here in Boston helps with relief efforts. 

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Basic Black: Strategies to Reduce Food Deserts

Health

May 19, 2017

Can an urban farm make a difference in a community labeled a food desert? Host Callie Crossley looks at strategies to reduce food deserts, particularly for those low-income neighborhoods with guest panelists Community Nutritionist at Whittier Street Health Center, Mallory Sin ; Founder of the Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition,Vivien Morris ; Interim President of Dorchester Food Co-Op, Alison Brown; and Rep. Russell E. Holmes.

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Basic Black: Strategies to Reduce Food Deserts

Health

May 19, 2017

Can an urban farm make a difference in a community labeled a food desert? Host Callie Crossley looks at strategies to reduce food deserts, particularly for those low-income neighborhoods with guest panelists Community Nutritionist at Whittier Street Health Center, Mallory Sin ; Founder of the Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition,Vivien Morris ; Interim President of Dorchester Food Co-Op, Alison Brown; and Rep. Russell E. Holmes.

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Basic Black: Teachers of Color in the Classroom

Education

March 13, 2018

As teachers have been in the news lately for issues ranging from school safety and gun laws to fair pay and labor strikes, Callie Crossley sat down with teachers of color to discuss the various challenges of the job. In addition to the issues that have made national headlines, they discussed the unique experiences of teacher of color, and ways that school systems can increase teacher diversity.

The panel:

Marcus Walker, teacher at Excel High School in South Boston

Nivia Piña, teacher at Muñiz Academy in Jamaica Plain

Sam Texeira, teacher at Henderson Inclusion School in Dorchester

Kevin Dua, teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin

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