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Basic Black: Voting Matters in Black & White

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Education | Health | Politics

October 17, 2014

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are in a dead heat in the Massachusetts governor's race.  The margin of error in the polls for both candidates is slim, but can voters in communities of color fill the margin with a victory, sending one of them to the governor's office? Are the campaigns of the independent candidates resonating with black, Latino, or Asian voters? This week on Basic Black, we look at how the candidates for governor are delivering their message to communities of color in the race to the finish line on November 4.

 

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Basic Black: Cornel West and Black Prophetic Fire

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Originally broadcast October 24, 2014

In the aftermath of his arrest protesting the killing of Michael Brown, a young black man shot to death by a white police officer, Cornel West sits down for a conversation with Callie Crossley about his new book Black Prophetic Fire, an examination of the lives of historic African American icons and how their courage to speak truth to power still resonates with contemporary activism from the events in Ferguson, MO to taking a stand against the policies of the Obama Administration.

 

Photo credit: Meredith Nierman, WGBH.

 

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Basic Black: Boston's Chinatown

Arts & Culture

May 12, 2017

As a mecca of authentic Asian cuisine, stores, and art, Basic Black explores the history and culture of Boston's Chinatown with guest panelists Co-Director of the Chinese Progressive Association, Karen Chen; Associate Professor at Umass Boston, Andrew Leong; Executive Director at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Giles Li; and  Development Director at the Kwnog Kow Chinese School, Nancy Lo.

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Basic Black: Boston's Chinatown

Arts & Culture

May 12, 2017

As a mecca of authentic Asian cuisine, stores, and art, Basic Black explores the history and culture of Boston's Chinatown with guest panelists Co-Director of the Chinese Progressive Association, Karen Chen; Associate Professor at Umass Boston, Andrew Leong; Executive Director at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Giles Li; and  Development Director at the Kwnog Kow Chinese School, Nancy Lo.

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A Discussion on the 2016 Presidential Race

Politics

Basic Black sits down with Dr. Paul Watanabe, Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass Boston to discuss the issues related to the 2016 Presidential Election. You’ll hear further insight to the issues that are being avoided, the rise in popularity of the “non-establishment” candidates, and how the issue of immigration extends beyond Latinos. 

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History Restored: The African Meeting House | Boston, MA (part 1)

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

The first in a five part web series chronicling the restoration of The African Meeting House on Beacon Hill in Boston, MA.
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Basic Black After the Broadcast: Moving the masses to the polls

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 17, 2014

After the broadcast, the panel wrestled with the following question:  with so much at stake in the Massachusetts governor's race, what would it take to move the masses of voters of color to the voting booth?

 

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A Conversation with James Rucker, Co-Founder of Color of Change

Arts & Culture | Politics

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A Decade of Daring: Access Strategies Fund Celebrates 10 Years

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Access Strategies Fund celebrated its tenth anniversary at Villa Victoria in Boston's South End.
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Elon James White at the 2011 National Conference on Media Reform

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

by Talia Whyte

Elon James White was a presenter on a panel on satire and its role in progressive media at the 2011 National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR) held in Boston April 8-10.  He also spoke about the importance and responsibility of progressives and people of color to take control of their own messaging.


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