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Slideshow: A Candidate Forum for Boston City Council District 7

Black Boston | Politics

Photos by Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter fro WGBH Radio, 89.7.
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A Conversation with Environmental Activist Van Jones

Politics | Science & Technology

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte talks with environmental activist Van Jones.
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Elon James White at the 2011 National Conference on Media Reform

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

by Talia Whyte

Elon James White was a presenter on a panel on satire and its role in progressive media at the 2011 National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR) held in Boston April 8-10.  He also spoke about the importance and responsibility of progressives and people of color to take control of their own messaging.


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Barbara Lewis, Dir. of the William Monroe Trotter Institute on the 100th Anniversary of the NAACP

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Barbara Lewis, the director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute at UMass Boston, talks about the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NAACP.

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Close To Home

Black Boston | Health

Basic Black contributor Sheena Quintyne sat down with Priscilla Rorie to talk about empowering young people to combat domestic violence.

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Denise Simmons, Mayor of Cambridge, MA

Black Boston | Politics

Before the controversial arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte sat down for a conversation with Mayor E. Denise Simmons about her thoughts on the gay rights movement.  The former city council member is the first openly lesbian African American to serve as mayor of Cambridge.  She recently married her long-time partner Mattie Hayes.

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Rosalyn Elder, On Bookstores in the Age of the Internet

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

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A Conversation with Lee Daniels, Director of "Precious"

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Growing Old - 1974

Black Boston | Health

Pearl M. Johnson, an 89-year-old woman in a wheelchair shows snapshots to the camera and talks about her experiences in the nursing home. "If I had this job, I'd be more sympathetic."

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State Senator Bill Owens - 1974

Black Boston | Politics

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