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Villages Without Walls

Black Boston | Health | Politics

Basic Black contributor Alesha Gunn sat down with Talia Rivera, Executive Director of Villages Without Walls, for a very candid conversation about intervening in the lives of Boston's at-risk youth.

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Art For The People

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Bridgit Brown talks with sculptor Fern Cunningham.

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Boston: Election Day 2009

Black Boston | Politics

Contributor Talia Whyte with a thoughtful essay on covering election day in Boston, MA.

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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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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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The Food Problem (Eating Green - part 2 of 3)

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Science & Technology

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte delves into the mission of the Boston Collaborative on Food and Fitness.

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Youth Fighting Fat (Part Three): Empowered Youth, Empowered Communities

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Health | Politics

The last video of a three-part series by Talia Whyte

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A Solid Foundation for Building A Healthy Community

Black Boston | Health | Politics

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte covered the groundbreaking for new health centers in Boston's Mattapan and Roxbury neighborhoods.

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Continuing A Season of Peace: The Unity Walk for Mattapan

Black Boston | Health | Politics

Rev. Jeffrey Brown leads a rally in support of the Mattapan community which was shocked by the brutal murders of four people including a toddler who died in his mother's arms.

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