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Basic Black: Millennials

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February 21, 2017

Basic Black speaks with millennials of color about their generation’s political concerns, hopes for the future, and lifestyle with host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM. Join the conversation with Rep. Juana Matias of 16th Essex District in Lawrence; Vice President, Strategy and Growth, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce,Justin Kang; Emerson College Assoc. Professor, Kim McLarin;  and Chairmain of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts Black Caucus and President of the Ethiopian Global Initiative, Samuel Gebru.

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Basic Black: Millennials

Politics

February 21, 2017

Basic Black speaks with millennials of color about their generation’s political concerns, hopes for the future, and lifestyle with host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM. Join the conversation with Rep. Juana Matias of 16th Essex District in Lawrence; Vice President, Strategy and Growth, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce,Justin Kang; Emerson College Assoc. Professor, Kim McLarin;  and Chairmain of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts Black Caucus and President of the Ethiopian Global Initiative, Samuel Gebru.

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Basic Black: Trump's Decision to Overturn DACA

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The Trump administration announced the end of DACA --a program that had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants. We look at Trump's decision to overturn DACA and what that means for the Dreamers. 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Redefining Black History For The Future

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

February 28, 2014

After the broadcast the conversation continued: how are young people themselves redefining black history to make it have meaning for themselves and how do educators teach the history to make it have meaning in a contemporary context.


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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Freedom Summer and a 21st Century Racial Landscape

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

June 6, 2014

After the broadcast the discussion about Freedom Summer connected the strategies and passions of that movement to contemporary movements and how both the young and old made contributions for the benefit of later generations.

 

 

(Photo: from the upcoming film, Freedom Summer, by Stanley Nelson.)

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Young Black Men & Lives Lost Too Soon

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

August 25, 2014

The death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO has regenerated conversations about police brutality and violence in . To hear a local perspective of the lessons Boston can learn from Ferguson, we sat with Rev. Ronald and Kim Odom. In 2007, the Odoms lost their son, Steven to violence at the age of 13.

 


Music: Simple Soft Jam, Martijn de Boer featuring Stefan Kartenberg (Source: ccMixter.org)

 

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A Conversation with Roslyn Brock, Chairman of the Board, NAACP

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Roslyn McCallister Brock is chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) national board more

A Conversation with Professor Griff on the Legacy of Malcolm X

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

By Talia Whyte


Professor Griff of the legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy gave a lecture on Malcolm X's influence in today's black culture at Northeastern University's John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute February 12.

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Continuing A Season of Peace: The Unity Walk for Mattapan

Black Boston | Health | Politics

Rev. Jeffrey Brown leads a rally in support of the Mattapan community which was shocked by the brutal murders of four people including a toddler who died in his mother's arms.

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Beyond Measure Productions: Making Films in Boston

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

Basic Black contributor Alesha Gunn goes behind the scenes with Beyond Measure Productions.  Their latest feature film, The Last Shot, explores the violence in Boston's urban communities.

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