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Basic Black: Rap, Race, Free Speech and Crimes

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 17, 2014

On Monday, the New York Times featured an Op-Ed entitled, "Rap Lyrics on Trial".  As the title suggests, the issue at hand is whether rap lyrics can be used as evidence of a crime.  That question will be before the New Jersey State Supreme Court next week, and there was also a case closer to home in Massachusetts a little over a year ago.  This week on Basic Black, we'll look at what happens at the intersection of rap, race, free speech, and the criminal justice system.


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Basic Black After The Broadcast: African American Young Men and Education

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 24, 2014

After the broadcast the conversation turned to how to mobilize parents, educators, school systems, and the culture in a movement to eliminate the achievement gap for young black children, especially boys.

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Basic Black Live: History in the Headlines

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


May 3, 2013

Tonight on Basic Black history in the headlines: a report this week concluded that for the first time ever, black voter turnout surpassed that of white voters.  We'll look at the national and local implications.  And in sports, NBA player Jason Collins revealed he is gay; as the first professional athlete to do so, it's history, but is it news?



(Photo: Jason Collins.  Kwaku Alston for Sports Illustrated.)

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Basic Black: Where We Live and Vote

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


June 28, 2013

This week on Basic Black, we take a look at two major issues as we head into the summer.  On the local front, the number of shootings in Boston has surpassed last year's tally.  We'll talk about causes and strategies to combat the violence.  In national headlines, the Supreme Court this week struck key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a critical victory of the civil rights movement. We'll discuss the impact on upcoming elections and shaping voter turnout.


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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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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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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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Basic Black: 2017 local and state elections

Politics

November 3, 2017

Basic Black explores 2017 local and state elections with host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM.

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Basic Black: 2017 local and state elections

Politics

November 3, 2017

Basic Black explores 2017 local and state elections with host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM.

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