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Mass Decision 2010: Jill Stein Supporters Speak Out

Black Boston | Business | Politics

Supporters for Jill Stein on the problems with the Democrat and Republican parties.


A Conversation with Lee Daniels, Director of "Precious"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


A Conversation with Kai Wright

Health | Politics | Science & Technology


An interview with journalist and AIDS activist Kai Wright.


Basic Black: Ebola and Race | Policing Communities of Color

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

October 10, 2014

This week on Basic Black: perceptions and realities on two fronts. First, we take a look at Ebola and race.  With the death of Thomas Duncan attention has focused even more closely on his initial and subsequent contact with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas; although Mr. Duncan received round-the-clock care once admitted to the hospital, his case has raised questions about the relationship of communities of color, the poor, and the uninsured to the US health care system.  Also, the ACLU of Massachusetts released a report charging the Boston Police Department with racial bias, a charge the Department vigorously rejects, pointing to advances made in the last few years under the leadership of Commissioner William Evans.  But beyond the report, which only uses data from 2007-2010, how should we look at Boston's policing of communities of color in the context of the national conversation that sprung from events in Ferguson?


Photo: Licensed clinician Roseda Marshall, of Liberia, disrobes after a simulated training session on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Anniston, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)



Breast Cancer Among Black Women in Boston

Black Boston | Health

The disparity of breast cancer mortality has increased between Black and White women. What factors contribute to the increase of breast cancer among African American women? Do African American women in Boston have any specific advantages or disadvantages in terms of health care for breast cancer? 


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