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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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Blogging While Brown

Arts & Culture | Politics | Science & Technology

 Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte reports on the second annual Blogging While Brown conference held in Chicago last June.

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Roxbury Discovered

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Tours of Roxbury reveal its front-row seat to history, from the Revolutionary War to Malcolm X.

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A Conversation with Randal Pinkett: Raising Black Boys

Arts & Culture | Education

Dr. Randal Pinkett on the best way to prepare black boys for adulthood.
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That's A Fact: Young, Gifted, and Black

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Bunker Hill Community College held the opening reception Feb. 9 for its latest exhibit “That’s a Fact: Young, Gifted and Black.” Many of the area’s best and brightest artists, filmmakers, musicians, writers and photographers were invited to display and celebrate their art.

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A Conversation with Issa Rae: The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Contributor Talia Whyte comments on the web series, The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl:  "The sudden success of “Awkward Black Girl” says a lot about not only the potential of viral video and good old-fashioned word of mouth, but also a growing desire among people of color to see better portrayals of their communities in the media"  She caught a few minutes with the series creator, Issa Rae. more

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