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Basic Black: Readin', Writin', & Race

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

February 12, 2016

This week on Basic Black: education in the news. We’ll look at the controversy over accusations of racism at Boston Latin School; also, a discussion on the persistent trend of racial disparities in discipline, starting with kindergartners; and finally, in his first State of the Commonwealth address last month, Governor Baker called for a raise on the cap for charter schools, so we’ll discuss the pros and cons of a charter school education.

 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Classroom Discipline Disparities

Black Boston | Education | Health | Politics

February 12, 2016

After the broadcast, the panelists discussed recent trends in racial disparities when it comes to disciplining black children in school.

 

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Basic Black: Readin', Writin', & Race

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

February 12, 2016

This week on Basic Black: education in the news. We’ll look at the controversy over accusations of racism at Boston Latin School; also, a discussion on the persistent trend of racial disparities in discipline, starting with kindergartners; and finally, in his first State of the Commonwealth address last month, Governor Baker called for a raise on the cap for charter schools, so we’ll discuss the pros and cons of a charter school education.

 

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Basic Black: Politics, Race, and "The Birth of a Nation"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 07, 2016

Basic Black returns with a review of the first Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and the impact of race in the election. The panelists then discuss the number of police-involved shootings of African American men and share their thoughts on the film, “The Birth of a Nation,” and the controversy surrounding its star, producer and director, Nate Parker.

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Basic Black: Politics, Race, and "The Birth of a Nation"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 07, 2016

Basic Black returns with a review of the first Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and the impact of race in the election. The panelists then discuss the number of police-involved shootings of African American men and share their thoughts on the film, “The Birth of a Nation,” and the controversy surrounding its star, producer and director, Nate Parker.

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Basic Black: Travel Ban

Politics

February 2, 2017

Mayoral Candidate and City Councilor Tito Jackson, Executive Director of the Somali Development Center Abdirahman A. Yusuf, Emerson College Professor Kim McLarin, and Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Economic Justice Iván Espinoza-Madrigal join Basic Black for a discussion on Trump's executive order banning travel.

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Basic Black: Travel Ban

Politics

February 2, 2017

Mayoral Candidate and City Councilor Tito Jackson, Executive Director of the Somali Development Center Abdirahman A. Yusuf, Emerson College Professor Kim McLarin, and Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Economic Justice Iván Espinoza-Madrigal join Basic Black for a discussion on Trump's executive order banning travel.

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Basic Black: Affordable Housing

Black Boston

April 7, 2017

In Boston and across the state, families are finding themselves priced out of the market for housing large enough to accommodate them. Some groups like the CDCs are trying to fix the problem by transforming their own neighbhood. Joining Callie Crossley on this week's broadcast are Attorney and President of the Boston City Council, Michelle Wu; Managing Director, Real Estate Development at Preservation of Affordable Housing, Rodger Brown; Executive Director of Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation,Gail Latimore; and WGBH News Senior Investigative Reporter, Phillip Martin.

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Basic Black: Racism in Boston

Black Boston

May 5, 2017

Host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM examines the current racial climate, both nationally and locally with guest panelists Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor-At-Large; President of Boston NAACP,Tanisha Sullivan ; Assoc. Professor of American Studies at Wellesley College, Michael Jeffries ; and Senior Investigative Reporter at WGBH News, Phillip Martin.

 

 

 

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Basic Black: Racism in Boston

Black Boston

May 5, 2017

Host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM examines the current racial climate, both nationally and locally with guest panelists Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor-At-Large; President of Boston NAACP,Tanisha Sullivan ; Assoc. Professor of American Studies at Wellesley College, Michael Jeffries ; and Senior Investigative Reporter at WGBH News, Phillip Martin.

 

 

 

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