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Basic Black: Teachers of Color in the Classroom

Education

March 13, 2018

As teachers have been in the news lately for issues ranging from school safety and gun laws to fair pay and labor strikes, Callie Crossley sat down with teachers of color to discuss the various challenges of the job. In addition to the issues that have made national headlines, they discussed the unique experiences of teacher of color, and ways that school systems can increase teacher diversity.

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Marcus Walker, teacher at Excel High School in South Boston

Nivia Piña, teacher at Muñiz Academy in Jamaica Plain

Sam Texeira, teacher at Henderson Inclusion School in Dorchester

Kevin Dua, teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin

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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 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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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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Chez Vous

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

 Basic Black contributor Alesha Gunn visits a neighborhood institution, the skating rink Chez Vous.

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African Liberation Day, 2009

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Basic Black contributor Uchenna Ikonne took in the sights and sounds of African Liberation Day 2009, the first time the organizers have held the event in Boston since the conception of the celebration in 1963.

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Art For The People

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Bridgit Brown talks with sculptor Fern Cunningham.

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The Food Problem (Eating Green - part 2 of 3)

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Science & Technology

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte delves into the mission of the Boston Collaborative on Food and Fitness.

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A Solid Foundation for Building A Healthy Community

Black Boston | Health | Politics

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte covered the groundbreaking for new health centers in Boston's Mattapan and Roxbury neighborhoods.

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Continuing A Season of Peace: The Unity March for Mattapan (conclusion)

Black Boston | Health | Politics

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