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Basic Black: Hollywood Star Power and Politics

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 22, 2016

This week on Basic Black: the clash of Hollywood star power and politics. We take a look at Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby: just as Cosby was being arraigned on charges of sexual assault, Clinton’s well-documented sexual assault allegations and extramarital affairs have re-emerged, following Hillary Clinton on the presidential campaign trail. But is there any difference in the way both men are being viewed in the media… should there be a difference? Also on the show, actress Jada Pinkett Smith has called for a boycott of the Oscars to protest the lack of diverse nominees, but others argue that boycotting the box office makes a bigger statement.

(Note: The creator of #OscarSoWhite is April Reign.)

 

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Basic Black After the Broadcast: 31% Strong

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

February 5, 2016

After the broadcast, the panel turned to discuss potential vice presidential running mates and how that might impact the outcome ot the election.  According to Vox, people of color make up 31% of eligible voters - that voting block will become increasingly important as election day nears.

 

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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: Presidential Election 2016

Politics

November 11, 2016

Donald Trump is now President-Elect Donald Trump. Some people in this country are happy with his win, but let's be clear, most people in the country are concerned about what he will do as president. It seems clear that there was a racial divide in the election. What happened? How did Hillary Clinton and the DNC get this so wrong and how should communities of color and others handle this loss? Joining Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM are guest panelists Assoc. Professor at Emerson College, Kim McLarin; Director of the Asian-American Institute and Professor at Umass Boston, Paul Watanabe; Professor of American Studies at Wellesley College, Michael Jeffries; and Julio Varela of Futuro Media Group and co-host, "In The Thick".

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Basic Black: Presidential Election 2016

Politics

November 11, 2016

Donald Trump is now President-Elect Donald Trump. Some people in this country are happy with his win, but let's be clear, most people in the country are concerned about what he will do as president. It seems clear that there was a racial divide in the election. What happened? How did Hillary Clinton and the DNC get this so wrong and how should communities of color and others handle this loss? Joining Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM are guest panelists Assoc. Professor at Emerson College, Kim McLarin; Director of the Asian-American Institute and Professor at Umass Boston, Paul Watanabe; Professor of American Studies at Wellesley College, Michael Jeffries; and Julio Varela of Futuro Media Group and co-host, "In The Thick".

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Basic Black: Coping With the Results of the Presidential Election

Politics

November 19, 2016

Basic Black explores how people are coping with the results of the presidential election, the repercussions of the proposed policies of the incoming administration and the fear they have around those policies. Do people turn to friends, family or faith leaders to make sense of what seems to be a seismic change to their way of life? Host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7 FM is joined by guest panelists Senior Reporter at WGBH News, Phillip Martin; Taymullah Abdur-Rahman, Muslim Chaplain, Harvard University;  PhD, Assoc. Prof. at Boston College,Nancy Pineda-Madrid;  and Rev. Irene Monroe, syndicated columnist, contributor to Boston Public Radio’s “All Revved Up”.

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Basic Black: Coping With the Results of the Presidential Election

Politics

November 19, 2016

Basic Black explores how people are coping with the results of the presidential election, the repercussions of the proposed policies of the incoming administration and the fear they have around those policies. Do people turn to friends, family or faith leaders to make sense of what seems to be a seismic change to their way of life? Host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7 FM is joined by guest panelists Senior Reporter at WGBH News, Phillip Martin; Taymullah Abdur-Rahman, Muslim Chaplain, Harvard University;  PhD, Assoc. Prof. at Boston College,Nancy Pineda-Madrid;  and Rev. Irene Monroe, syndicated columnist, contributor to Boston Public Radio’s “All Revved Up”.

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Basic Black: Predictions 2017

Politics

January 09, 2017

The new year is here! What will 2017 hold? This week on Basic Black with Callie Crossley of 89.7's Under the Radar, local leaders converge for an enlightening discussion on politics, race, immigration, and the economy. Guest panelists include Boston's Chief of Economic Development, John Barros;  President of the NAACP Boston, Tanisha Sullivan; Executive Director of Project Citizenship, Veronica Serrato; and Assoc. Professor at Tufts University, Natalie Masuoka.

 

 

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Basic Black: The Obama Legacy

Politics

 January 16, 2017

This week on Basic Black with Callie Crossley of 89.7's Under the Radar, local leaders converge for an enlightening discussion on Barack Obama's legacy. Panelists include Assoc. Professor at Emerson College, Kim McLarin; Senior Investigative Reporter at WGBH News, Phillip Martin; Assoc. Professor at Wellesley College,Michael Jeffries;  and Assoc. Professor at Tufts University, Keith Maddox.

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