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Basic Black: Black Art & Black Audiences

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 1, 2016

The arts are in bloom in Boston. Mayor Walsh has made a concerted effort and commitment to revitalize the city's creative community, including the appointment of a cabinet level arts czar, Julie Burros. But as the arts are connected to the economy and revitalization of the entire city, how are artists and audiences of color benefitting from the newfound focus on the arts?

Later in the show, the beginning of the archeological dig at the site of Malcolm X’s house.

 

Photo: Maurice Emmanuel and Tiffany Nichole Greene in the SpeakEasy Stage production of Bootycandy. Credit: Glenn Perry

 

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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: 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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African American Art and Artists

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

The Boston art scene is vibrant and ripe with artists of color.  Basic Black speaks with three artists about their craft and the economics of art from collectors who purchase art to how people can enjoy and learn more about it, as well as the life of an working artist.  An art historian rounds out the panel to provide history and context about African American art.  Guests will also give some tips on how a novice can begin art collecting.  Guests tonight:

Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Bob Freeman, Ekua Holmes and Nikki Greene, Ph.D.

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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: Women of Color in STEM

Science & Technology

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Basic Black: Women of Color in STEM

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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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