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Basic Black: Surveillance Across the Color Line

Black Boston | Health | Politics | Science & Technology

April 8, 2016

This week on Basic Black, what does “security” mean in 2016 to communities of color. With the persistent plague of gun violence in Boston’s neighborhoods and the tragic bombings in Brussels still in the headlines as preparations for the 2016 Boston Marathon begin, security is at the forefront of conversations about policing. Close to home, we’ll take a look at the issue of body cameras for police and later, the larger issue of creating a secure environment in an age of domestic terrorism.
 

 
Philadelphia Police officers demonstrate a body-worn cameras being used as part of a pilot project in the department's 22nd District, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

 

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Basic Black: Black Wealth and "The Birth of a Nation"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business

October 15, 2016

We discuss how a call to action on social media moved millions of dollars into African American banking institutions. Plus, we look at whether or not "The Birth of A Nation" overcame the controversy around its star. 

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Basic Black: Black Wealth and "The Birth of a Nation"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business

October 15, 2016

We discuss how a call to action on social media moved millions of dollars into African American banking institutions. Plus, we look at whether or not "The Birth of A Nation" overcame the controversy around its star. 

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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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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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Basic Black: Donald Trump's Inauguration

Politics

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Basic Black: African American Cinema

Arts & Culture

January 27, 2017

It's award season and this year #OscarsNotSoWhite. On this week's broadcast  host Callie Crossley sits down with our guest panelists to discuss 2017 Oscars nominations --standouts, surprises and snubs! Joining Callie are guest panelists Producer of the Roxbury International Film Festival, Lisa Simmons; Director and Residence at the Department of Visual Arts at Emerson College,Theodore Life Jr. Assistant Professor at Northeastern University, Carole Bell; and Senior Investigative Reporter at WGBH News, Phillip Martin.

 

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Basic Black: Travel Ban

Politics

February 2, 2017

Mayoral Candidate and City Councilor Tito Jackson, Executive Director of the Somali Development Center Abdirahman A. Yusuf, Emerson College Professor Kim McLarin, and Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Economic Justice Iván Espinoza-Madrigal join Basic Black for a discussion on Trump's executive order banning travel.

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