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Basic Black: The Massachusetts Economy in Black and Green

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

January 8, 2016

How did Massachusetts’ African American population fare economically in 2015 and what are the best steps towards economic progress for 2016? Last month the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts released its annual “State of Black Massachusetts” report. We’ll discuss the economic findings of the report including the state of business ownership and the racial wealth gap.

 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Poverty in Massachusetts

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Health

January 8, 2016

After the broadcast, the panelists discussed the findings of the State of Black Massachusetts report that detailed the impact of low wage earnings and poverty on families of color.

 

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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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Basic Black: Female Entrepreneurs of Color

Black Boston | Business | Education | Politics

This week on Basic Black speaks with female entrepreneurs of color about their businesses.  The discussion also explores whether becoming an entrepreneur is a viable solution for women of color considering  unemployment numbers, low wages and issues surrounding the pay gap for women of color.

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Basic Black: Women Entrepreneurs

Business

March 31, 2017

Women entrepreneurs and organizations that are helping women of color start and keep a business. Guest panelists include President and CEO of Roxbury Technology LLC, Beth WilliamsChef and Co-Founder of Mei Mei restaurant, Irene Li; CEO of MORE Advertising, Donna Lattison Gittens;  and Assistant Professor at Babson College,  Dr. Tina Opie.

 

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Millennials: Your Most Diverse Workforce

Business

Forty-three percent of millennials are people of color. This makes them the most diverse generation in the workplace. However, there are challenges that millennials of color face that are unique to them. Krishna Powell, HR specialist(HR 4 Your Small Biz), discusses how millennials can benefit any business that is looking to grow. 

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Voices From "The State of Black Boston"

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

Talia Whyte spoke to attendees at the release of "The State of Black Boston" report during the kickoff to the National Urban League Convention 2011.
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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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Books Behind Bars: Literacy and Incarceration in Massachusetts

Black Boston | Business | Education

A look at an effort to combat illiteracy in America's prisons.
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