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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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Hill Harper, Actor & Author

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

Equal Education was the topic when Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte spoke with actor and author Hill Harper at the recent town hall meeting celebrating the Lincoln Centennial.

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Keith Morris Washington on Lynching

Arts & Culture | Politics

Artist Keith Morris Washington talks about his series of paintings on lynchings.

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Art For The People

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Bridgit Brown talks with sculptor Fern Cunningham.

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The Casino Debate & Communities of Color

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

The recent controversy around NFL player Michael Vick's participation in dog fighting put a spotlight on the many gambling habits happening within high risk communities around the country. According to those who are against the Massachusetts casino proposal, they say casinos would only exacerbate problem gambling among those mostly affected, namely people of color and low income communities.

 

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African Liberation Day, Washington, DC - 1975

Arts & Culture | Politics

African Liberation Day was celebrated in Washington DC in 1975.  One of the members of the steering committee describes the media as biased in its coverage of the event.

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Blacks and Basketball - 1975

Health

Harvard Basketball coach Tom “Satch” Sanders sits at a picnic table by a busy neighborhood basketball court. He discusses the mobility of black basketball players to management and coaching positions on national teams, but greater black involvement in sports is stymied by financial strain, preventing the move from management to ownership.
 

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Melvin Van Peebles - 1974

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