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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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Basic Black: Voting Matters in Black and White

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | 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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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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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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