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The Power of Black and Latino Voters

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In the middle of the 2016 presidential primary races, candidates are dropping out, and the scramble for additional supporters have begun. With two candidates of Latino descent as major front-runners of the GOP, a new conversation around the ethnic diversity of Latinos has hit mainstream American politics. Meanwhile on the democratic side, the voters of color could be the deciding factor of the election. 

For more insight on the power of the Black and Latino vote this election season, Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University gives a closer look. 

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The Discriminating Road of Predatory Auto Lending

Black Boston | Education

By Virginia DePina

Nonbank auto lenders have targeted subprime borrowers of color into purchasing cars at higher interest rates than white borrowers with similar credit history. Is your race a factor when you purchase a car? Black Perspectives Now takes a look at predatory loans and what makes people of color vulnerable to predatory lenders.

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History Restored: The African Meeting House | Boston, MA (part 1)

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

The first in a five part web series chronicling the restoration of The African Meeting House on Beacon Hill in Boston, MA.
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Reading Frederick Douglass

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Basic Black contributor Bridgit Brown captured the importance of Frederick Douglass during a reading sponsored by Harvard's Charles Hamilton Houston Institute outside the Massachusetts state house.

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A Conversation with James Rucker, Co-Founder of Color of Change

Arts & Culture | Politics

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That's A Fact: Young, Gifted, and Black

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Bunker Hill Community College held the opening reception Feb. 9 for its latest exhibit “That’s a Fact: Young, Gifted and Black.” Many of the area’s best and brightest artists, filmmakers, musicians, writers and photographers were invited to display and celebrate their art.

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Toure: Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


Touré, writer, cultural critic, and TV personality discussed his newest book Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness: What it Means to be Black Now, at the African Meeting House in Boston on January 26, 2012.
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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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Power is... a college education - 1969

Black Boston | Education | Politics

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Miriam Makeba on being Mrs. Stokely Carmichael - 1971

Politics

Miriam Makeba talks about her marriage to Stokely Carmichael.
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