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Basic Black: Players, Protests, and Politics

Arts & Culture | Politics

April 22, 2016

This week we'll kick off the show remembering the impact of the musical icon Prince.

And later in the show, as role models and celebrities in the spotlight, do professional athletes have a responsibility to let the world know that they think Black Lives Matter? We’ll look at the tradition of athlete activism from Jackie Robinson, to Muhammad Ali, to LeBron James. Joining Callie Crosley and Phillip Martin this week are Chris Collins, long time sports reporter for New England Cable News and Interim Associate Director of Athletics for External Business Developing and Marketing at UMass Boston and Peter Roby, Athletic Director of Northeastern University.

 


Photo credit: Associated Press.

 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Players, Protests & Politics, Pt. 2

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 22, 2016

After the broadcast, the conversation continued: as role models and celebrities in the spotlight, do professional athletes have a responsibility to let the world know that they think Black Lives Matter? We’ll look at the tradition of athlete activism from Jackie Robinson, to Muhammad Ali, to LeBron James. Joining Callie Crosley and Phillip Martin this week are Chris Collins, long time sports reporter for New England Cable News and Interim Associate Director of Athletics for External Business Developing and Marketing at UMass Boston and Peter Roby, Athletic Director of Northeastern University.

 

 

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Basic Black: Players, Protests, and Politics

Arts & Culture | Politics

April 22, 2016

This week we'll kick off the show remembering the impact of the musical icon Prince.

And later in the show, as role models and celebrities in the spotlight, do professional athletes have a responsibility to let the world know that they think Black Lives Matter? We’ll look at the tradition of athlete activism from Jackie Robinson, to Muhammad Ali, to LeBron James. Joining Callie Crosley and Phillip Martin this week are Chris Collins, long time sports reporter for New England Cable News and Interim Associate Director of Athletics for External Business Developing and Marketing at UMass Boston and Peter Roby, Athletic Director of Northeastern University.

 


Photo credit: Associated Press.

 

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Basic Black: Celebrating a Prince, a Queen, and a General

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 29, 2016

A Prince, a Queen, and a General. Brilliant, prolific artist Prince Rogers Nelson, superstar singer Beyonce “Queen Bey" Knowles, and abolitionist hero Harriet Tubman -- General Tubman -- the most celebrated leader of the Underground Railroad… We delve into the loss, triumph, and tribute for all three icons and consider what all of it says about culture, race, and (mainstream) recognition.
 
And in our online conversation: Asian American police officer Peter Liang fatally shot African American Akai Gurley. The shooting has strained Asian American and African American relations. What’s the long term impact?

 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Fault Lines in Asian-American and African-American Relations

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 29, 2016

Asian American police officer Peter Liang fatally shot African American Akai Gurley. The shooting has strained Asian American and African American relations. What’s the long term impact?

 

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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: Boston's Chinatown

Arts & Culture

May 12, 2017

As a mecca of authentic Asian cuisine, stores, and art, Basic Black explores the history and culture of Boston's Chinatown with guest panelists Co-Director of the Chinese Progressive Association, Karen Chen; Associate Professor at Umass Boston, Andrew Leong; Executive Director at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Giles Li; and  Development Director at the Kwnog Kow Chinese School, Nancy Lo.

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Basic Black: Boston's Chinatown

Arts & Culture

May 12, 2017

As a mecca of authentic Asian cuisine, stores, and art, Basic Black explores the history and culture of Boston's Chinatown with guest panelists Co-Director of the Chinese Progressive Association, Karen Chen; Associate Professor at Umass Boston, Andrew Leong; Executive Director at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Giles Li; and  Development Director at the Kwnog Kow Chinese School, Nancy Lo.

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Basic Black: The Power and Politics of Sports

Politics

October 20, 2017

The NFL says it will not force players to stand for the national anthem. But Trump continues to blast players who kneel. This week we review players respond to Trump and the future of NFL. 

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