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Basic Black: Readin', Writin', & Race

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

February 12, 2016

This week on Basic Black: education in the news. We’ll look at the controversy over accusations of racism at Boston Latin School; also, a discussion on the persistent trend of racial disparities in discipline, starting with kindergartners; and finally, in his first State of the Commonwealth address last month, Governor Baker called for a raise on the cap for charter schools, so we’ll discuss the pros and cons of a charter school education.

 

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Basic Black: Affordable Housing

Black Boston

April 7, 2017

In Boston and across the state, families are finding themselves priced out of the market for housing large enough to accommodate them. Some groups like the CDCs are trying to fix the problem by transforming their own neighbhood. Joining Callie Crossley on this week's broadcast are Attorney and President of the Boston City Council, Michelle Wu; Managing Director, Real Estate Development at Preservation of Affordable Housing, Rodger Brown; Executive Director of Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation,Gail Latimore; and WGBH News Senior Investigative Reporter, 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: 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: Affordable Housing

Black Boston

April 7, 2017

In Boston and across the state, families are finding themselves priced out of the market for housing large enough to accommodate them. Some groups like the CDCs are trying to fix the problem by transforming their own neighbhood. Joining Callie Crossley on this week's broadcast are Attorney and President of the Boston City Council, Michelle Wu; Managing Director, Real Estate Development at Preservation of Affordable Housing, Rodger Brown; Executive Director of Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation,Gail Latimore; and WGBH News Senior Investigative Reporter, Phillip Martin.

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Basic Black: Next Generation Politics and Press

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

November 6, 2015

This week on Basic Black we look at the seismic shift in the Boston City Council as two challengers ousted the city’s longest serving councilors. One of the winners was Councilor-Elect Andrea Joy Campbell who will represent District 4, having beaten Charles Yancey, who held the seat for 32 years. Also, we discuss the 50th anniversary of the Bay State Banner and the relevance of ethnic newspapers today.

 

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Basic Black: Next Generation Politics and Press

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

November 6, 2015

This week on Basic Black we look at the seismic shift in the Boston City Council as two challengers ousted the city’s longest serving councilors. One of the winners was Councilor-Elect Andrea Joy Campbell who will represent District 4, having beaten Charles Yancey, who held the seat for 32 years. Also, we discuss the 50th anniversary of the Bay State Banner and the relevance of ethnic newspapers today.

 

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The Women of Boston's City Council

Politics

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Boston City Council has four women serving simultaneously. The election victories of Annissa Essaibi-George and Andrea Campbell have ushered in a new era of Boston politics. 

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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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Restricted Liquor Licenses: The Restaurant Jump-Start In Your Neighborhood

Black Boston | Business | Politics

75 restricted liquor licenses will available to restaurants in underserved neighborhoods including Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan. What does this mean for the small business owner? How will it affect the local economy? 

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