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Barbara Lewis, Dir. of the William Monroe Trotter Institute on the 100th Anniversary of the NAACP

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Barbara Lewis, the director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute at UMass Boston, talks about the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NAACP.

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The Power of Black and Latino Voters

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In the middle of the 2016 presidential primary races, candidates are dropping out, and the scramble for additional supporters have begun. With two candidates of Latino descent as major front-runners of the GOP, a new conversation around the ethnic diversity of Latinos has hit mainstream American politics. Meanwhile on the democratic side, the voters of color could be the deciding factor of the election. 

For more insight on the power of the Black and Latino vote this election season, Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University gives a closer look. 

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Basic Black After the Broadcast: Moving the masses to the polls

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 17, 2014

After the broadcast, the panel wrestled with the following question:  with so much at stake in the Massachusetts governor's race, what would it take to move the masses of voters of color to the voting booth?

 

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Basic Black: Voting Matters in Black and White

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

October 17, 2014

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are in a dead heat in the Massachusetts governor's race.  The margin of error in the polls for both candidates is slim, but can voters in communities of color fill the margin with a victory, sending one of them to the governor's office? Are the campaigns of the independent candidates resonating with black, Latino, or Asian voters? This week on Basic Black, we look at how the candidates for governor are delivering their message to communities of color in the race to the finish line on November 4.

 

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A Conversation with Tito Jackson

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte talks with community activist Tito Jackson.

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Talking To Massachusetts Voters

Black Boston | Business | Education | Politics

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte speaks with Massachusetts voters.

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Mass Decision 2010: Voices From The Community

Black Boston | Politics

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte listens to voters in Massachusetts.

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Mass Decision 2010: President Obama Rallies Massachusetts Voters

Black Boston | Politics

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte talks to voters attending a rally with President Obama.

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Mass Decision 2010: Voter Expectations of Deval Patrick

Black Boston | Business | Education | Health | Politics

What do voters expect from the governor of Massachusetts?
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A Decade of Daring: Access Strategies Fund Celebrates 10 Years

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Access Strategies Fund celebrated its tenth anniversary at Villa Victoria in Boston's South End.
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