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Basic Black: Breast Cancer and Women of Color

Black Boston | Health

October 29, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  According to a report from the American Cancer Society, “Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2016-2018,” breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among black women, and an estimated 30,700 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2016.  The diagnosis for African American women is often later and the disease is much more advanced and deadly. WGBH News’ Tina Martin sits down with doctors and survivors to discuss health care treatment options, survivor stories and day-to-day living. 

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Basic Black: Breast Cancer and Women of Color

Black Boston | Health

October 29, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  According to a report from the American Cancer Society, “Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2016-2018,” breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among black women, and an estimated 30,700 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2016.  The diagnosis for African American women is often later and the disease is much more advanced and deadly. WGBH News’ Tina Martin sits down with doctors and survivors to discuss health care treatment options, survivor stories and day-to-day living. 

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Basic Black: Women of Color in STEM

Science & Technology

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Basic Black: Female Entrepreneurs of Color

Black Boston | Business | Education | Politics

This week on Basic Black speaks with female entrepreneurs of color about their businesses.  The discussion also explores whether becoming an entrepreneur is a viable solution for women of color considering  unemployment numbers, low wages and issues surrounding the pay gap for women of color.

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Basic Black: Women of Color in STEM

Science & Technology

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Basic Black: Women Entrepreneurs

Business

March 31, 2017

Women entrepreneurs and organizations that are helping women of color start and keep a business. Guest panelists include President and CEO of Roxbury Technology LLC, Beth WilliamsChef and Co-Founder of Mei Mei restaurant, Irene Li; CEO of MORE Advertising, Donna Lattison Gittens;  and Assistant Professor at Babson College,  Dr. Tina Opie.

 

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The Current Perception of Black Women in Media

Arts & Culture

In recent years, Hollywood has increased the amount of shows casting actors of color. With more images of black women on television now than ever before, how has their perception changed? Carole Bell, assistant professor of communication at Northeastern University weighs in on the impact of the presence of black women in media.

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The Women of Boston's City Council

Politics

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Boston City Council has four women serving simultaneously. The election victories of Annissa Essaibi-George and Andrea Campbell have ushered in a new era of Boston politics. 

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A Conversation with Professor Griff on the Legacy of Malcolm X

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

By Talia Whyte


Professor Griff of the legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy gave a lecture on Malcolm X's influence in today's black culture at Northeastern University's John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute February 12.

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London Bridgez and TEDx Roxbury Women 2013

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

By Talia Whyte

The second annual TEDxRoxburyWomen conference was held at UMASS Boston on December 6, with a fabulous roster of local, up and coming women speakers sharing their big ideas. 

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