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Cecile Musanase and the Akilah Institute

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 25, 2013

By Talia Whyte

Cecile Musanase and fellow student Julian Kankunda were speakers at the Akilah Institute’s Metropolitan Safari fundraiser held at the Museum of African American History Oct. 10.  The Akilah Institute for Women is a college that offers market-relevant education with campuses in Kigali, Rwanda and Bujumbura, Burundi.  Since it’s opening in 2010, it has made an important impact on education and training for women in Africa.


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Black and Meatless - sort of... (Eating Green - part 3 of 3)

Black Boston | Health | Science & Technology

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte breaks down the differences between carnivores, and everyone else.  This is the final installment of the three-part series, Eating Green: Food and Environmental Justice in Boston.

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Ruggles Rising

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

 In April of 2007, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved a proposed plan to develop the space into a project that would house the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, a theater, a school, office space, shops, restaurants, a parking garage, and housing.

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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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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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