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Basic Black: Where We Live and Vote

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


June 28, 2013

This week on Basic Black, we take a look at two major issues as we head into the summer.  On the local front, the number of shootings in Boston has surpassed last year's tally.  We'll talk about causes and strategies to combat the violence.  In national headlines, the Supreme Court this week struck key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a critical victory of the civil rights movement. We'll discuss the impact on upcoming elections and shaping voter turnout.


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Basic Black: Latino Power & Politics 2016

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 9, 2016

This week on Basic Black...

- Hispanic Heritage Month - as with all the “heritage” months, we ask, does this month have the same relevance/significance as it does when it was conceived and if so, does it need to change for contemporary times?

- The Latino Vote 2016 - as the presidential campaign for 2016 continues momentum, are the candidates and parties engaging and mobilizing the Latino vote? How do we as a country move toward solving the persistent challenge of immigration reform?

 

In this May 10, 2011, file photo audience members listen to President Barack Obama speak about immigration reform at Chamizal National Memorial Park in El Paso, Texas. A year before the 2012 presidential election, Hispanic voters face a choice: continue to support Obama despite being disproportionately hurt by the economic downturn or turn to Republicans at a time when many GOP presidential hopefuls have taken a hard line on immigration. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

 

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Basic Black: Latino Power & Politics 2016

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 9, 2016

This week on Basic Black...

- Hispanic Heritage Month - as with all the “heritage” months, we ask, does this month have the same relevance/significance as it does when it was conceived and if so, does it need to change for contemporary times?

- The Latino Vote 2016 - as the presidential campaign for 2016 continues momentum, are the candidates and parties engaging and mobilizing the Latino vote? How do we as a country move toward solving the persistent challenge of immigration reform?

 

In this May 10, 2011, file photo audience members listen to President Barack Obama speak about immigration reform at Chamizal National Memorial Park in El Paso, Texas. A year before the 2012 presidential election, Hispanic voters face a choice: continue to support Obama despite being disproportionately hurt by the economic downturn or turn to Republicans at a time when many GOP presidential hopefuls have taken a hard line on immigration. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

 

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Basic Black: Politics, Race, and "The Birth of a Nation"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 07, 2016

Basic Black returns with a review of the first Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and the impact of race in the election. The panelists then discuss the number of police-involved shootings of African American men and share their thoughts on the film, “The Birth of a Nation,” and the controversy surrounding its star, producer and director, Nate Parker.

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Basic Black: Politics, Race, and "The Birth of a Nation"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 07, 2016

Basic Black returns with a review of the first Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and the impact of race in the election. The panelists then discuss the number of police-involved shootings of African American men and share their thoughts on the film, “The Birth of a Nation,” and the controversy surrounding its star, producer and director, Nate Parker.

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Basic Black: 2016 Mass. Ballot Initiatives

Black Boston | Education | Health | Politics

November 06, 2016

When voters around the city of Boston go to the polls, they are not only voting for a new president, they will also be voting on several ballot initiatives that will affect the lives of people in the state.  Two of the ballot initiatives—numbers two and four--about lifting the cap on charter schools and legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, have been widely discussed and debated.  This week’s show discusses the realities and concerns on these issues for communities of color.  

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Basic Black: 2016 Mass. Ballot Initiatives

Black Boston | Education | Health | Politics

November 06, 2016

When voters around the city of Boston go to the polls, they are not only voting for a new president, they will also be voting on several ballot initiatives that will affect the lives of people in the state.  Two of the ballot initiatives—numbers two and four--about lifting the cap on charter schools and legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, have been widely discussed and debated.  This week’s show discusses the realities and concerns on these issues for communities of color.  

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Basic Black: Presidential Election 2016

Politics

November 11, 2016

Donald Trump is now President-Elect Donald Trump. Some people in this country are happy with his win, but let's be clear, most people in the country are concerned about what he will do as president. It seems clear that there was a racial divide in the election. What happened? How did Hillary Clinton and the DNC get this so wrong and how should communities of color and others handle this loss? Joining Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM are guest panelists Assoc. Professor at Emerson College, Kim McLarin; Director of the Asian-American Institute and Professor at Umass Boston, Paul Watanabe; Professor of American Studies at Wellesley College, Michael Jeffries; and Julio Varela of Futuro Media Group and co-host, "In The Thick".

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Basic Black: Presidential Election 2016

Politics

November 11, 2016

Donald Trump is now President-Elect Donald Trump. Some people in this country are happy with his win, but let's be clear, most people in the country are concerned about what he will do as president. It seems clear that there was a racial divide in the election. What happened? How did Hillary Clinton and the DNC get this so wrong and how should communities of color and others handle this loss? Joining Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM are guest panelists Assoc. Professor at Emerson College, Kim McLarin; Director of the Asian-American Institute and Professor at Umass Boston, Paul Watanabe; Professor of American Studies at Wellesley College, Michael Jeffries; and Julio Varela of Futuro Media Group and co-host, "In The Thick".

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Basic Black: Coping With the Results of the Presidential Election

Politics

November 19, 2016

Basic Black explores how people are coping with the results of the presidential election, the repercussions of the proposed policies of the incoming administration and the fear they have around those policies. Do people turn to friends, family or faith leaders to make sense of what seems to be a seismic change to their way of life? Host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7 FM is joined by guest panelists Senior Reporter at WGBH News, Phillip Martin; Taymullah Abdur-Rahman, Muslim Chaplain, Harvard University;  PhD, Assoc. Prof. at Boston College,Nancy Pineda-Madrid;  and Rev. Irene Monroe, syndicated columnist, contributor to Boston Public Radio’s “All Revved Up”.

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