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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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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 Boston NAACP Opens Its New Doors

Black Boston | Politics

The Boston branch of the NAACP reopened its offices in the Mall of Roxbury May 19, 2012 before a crowd of elected officials and longtime supporters.
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Elections - 1972

Black Boston | Politics

Activists discuss voting irregularities in the 1972 presidential election which was won by Richard Nixon.

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Rep. Andrew Young - 1973

Black Boston | Politics

 Black political participation in Boston.

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Use Your Vote - 1976

Black Boston | Politics

"I think that blacks have been alienated… Getting people excited I think is a test of the democratic system."  Dr. Ronald Walters, 1976.

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Jesse Jackson on Voting - 1971

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In this clip Jesse Jackson (who was interviewed by Say Brother in 1971), talks about the importance of voting. "I'm optimistic, but my optimism does not grow out of white people getting better--it grows out of black people becoming wiser. Because our change will come out of proportion to our power." more

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