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Basic Black Live: Haiti - One Year After The Earthquake

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(Originally broadcast January 14, 2011)  On this episode of Basic Black, we look at Haiti one year after the earthquake. Later in the broadcast and online, a conversation about the tragic shooting in Arizona last weekend: what part did politcal speech play and how did President Obama approach his role as "counselor" in chief. more

Julian Kankunda and the Akilah Institute

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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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A Conversation with Professor Griff on the Legacy of Malcolm X

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By Talia Whyte


Professor Griff of the legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy gave a lecture on Malcolm X's influence in today's black culture at Northeastern University's John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute February 12.

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A Conversation with Nelson George

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An interview with author Nelson George.

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Keith Morris Washington on Lynching

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Artist Keith Morris Washington talks about his series of paintings on lynchings.

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Boston Responds To The Crisis in Haiti

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Haiti Relief Efforts
By Talia Whyte

 

Hibernian Hall in Roxbury, MA served as the community's organizing platform for relief efforts in response to the earthquake in Haiti.

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A Conversation with Tito Jackson

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Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte talks with community activist Tito Jackson.

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Bruce George: A Poet For the Stage

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Voices From the Somalian Community in Boston

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Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte attended the 2010 Somali Youth Conference in Boston.
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