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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Fault Lines in Asian-American and African-American Relations

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 29, 2016

Asian American police officer Peter Liang fatally shot African American Akai Gurley. The shooting has strained Asian American and African American relations. What’s the long term impact?

 

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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 Live: Haiti - One Year After The Earthquake

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 14, 2011)  On this episode of Basic Black, we look at Haiti one year after the earthquake. Later in the broadcast and online, a conversation about the tragic shooting in Arizona last weekend: what part did politcal speech play and how did President Obama approach his role as "counselor" in chief. more

Basic Black Online Exclusive: Political Speech and The Tragedy in Arizona

Black Boston | Politics

(Originally streamed January 14, 2011)  After the broadcast, our panel discussed whether political speech and rhetoric had any connection to the horrific shooting rampage in Tuscon, Arizona, leaving 6 dead and U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life.
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Excerpt From "In the Matter of Levi Hart" (Beth Deare, Producer, Say Brother)

Black Boston | Politics

Basic Black mourns the loss of Say Brother producer Beth Deare who lost her life in a fire on February 21, 2011.   We celebrate her stong and enduring legacy to Boston’s black communities, to public media, and to the filmmakers she taught and championed.  The above clip from the Emmy Award-winning program In the Matter of Levi Hart about the death of 14-year-old Levi Hart who was shot by the Boston police in 1981. more

School Shootings - 1979

Black Boston | Education | Politics

Barbara Barrow-Murray questions the motives behind the shooting of Darryl Williams at Jamaica Plain High School and a student supports her belief that it was racially-motivated. more

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