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Latinos, African Americans, millennials, gay voters — all were key supporters in Obama's run for the White House in 2008. But will they come out in force in November? WGBH News and NPR bring you their views and voices.
Service cuts will reduce families' access to work, health care and education, warned Marvin Venay of the Mass. Black and Latino Legislative Caucus.
The old elevated train from Dudley to downtown was ugly — but fast. Now, with service cuts going into effect, riders are asking why minority neighborhoods get the short end of the transit stick.
CALLIE CROSSLEY SHOW
After police released a batch of documents from the night of DJ Henry's death, his father talked about what he thought it all meant.
The story that emerges from newly released, previously classified documents in the DJ Henry case is unclear. Here's a video and some of the voices from that night.
New documents are now available from the DJ Henry case, including video of the night of the shooting, multiple depositions and police hotline audio. Check them out online.
A federal judge ruled Thursday afternoon that the family of Danroy "DJ" Henry has the right to see surveillance tapes taken on the night of Henry's death. We continue our ongoing coverage of the case.
At Tufts, a conference studying Barack Obama has grown into a center examining the role of race in democracy worldwide.
Teens were at the mall during school vacation, but they weren't all just hanging out. Some were looking for a job — and black teens in particular are finding those jobs hard to come by.
Nationwide, Latino voter turnout has increased with every election. The bloc could potentially have a major impact in November, in Boston and beyond.
Black History Month
In Kevin White's era, Charlestown made headlines for its opposition to court-ordered school desegregation. Today's high school looks very different. With exclusive archival footage.
Black History Month
Isabel Wilkerson talks about our musical legacy and her book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration.
What's not to like about stronger seat belt laws? The risk of racial profiling, the NAACP says. A seat belt safety bill is currently stalled in the Legislature.
Black History Month
As we celebrate Black History Month, an odd twist of history is giving us the chance to hear a rare recording of Malcolm X at Brown University.
Progress this week on the so-called "three strikes" habitual offenders bill is leading observers to believe some version of the law will pass this year, despite ongoing criticism from communities of color.
In 1968, mayor Kevin White spoke at a James Brown concert to promote interracial peace. Attendee (and now WGBH host) Al Davis talks about how that message sounded from the audience.
Former Boston mayor Kevin White died on Jan. 27, 2012 at the age of 82. We look back at his legacy over four terms of change with interviews, analysis and exclusive WGBH archival footage.
Watch and hear analysis and memories from people who experienced the changes under White's tenure — whether they were attacked on City Hall Plaza or arguing inside the building.
Civil rights leaders, politicians and residents examine mayor White's role in one of the most tumultuous periods in Boston's history.
Kevin White's tenure as mayor was a time of tumultuous race relations in Boston. These exclusive WGBH videos show key moments when White, who died Friday, tried to negotiate those tensions.
We step into WGBH's archives to glimpse a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement with exclusive interviews from three giants: Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin and Malcolm X.
The family of Danroy “DJ” Henry has turned down an offer from the Westchester Country district attorney’s office to review surveillance tape that was recorded the night of the shooting. The offer was predicated on the condition that the family not make public what is on the tapes.
On Nov. 5, 2008, shortly after Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, Michael Jacques and two other men set an African American church on fire in protest. The Macedonia Church of God in Christ in Springfield, Mass. burnt to the ground. On Dec. 22, Jacques received his sentence.
At the African Meeting House, it's 1855 all over again after a 10-year, $9.5 million restoration. The building reopens to the public on Friday.
Friday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. on WGBH 2
WGBH SPECIAL REPORT
After DJ Henry's death, some police experts say the force needs to train officers to de-escalate conflicts and increase sensitivity to racial stereotypes.
Fern Cunningham has a mission and it is to sculpt the story of her people. Back in 1999, when the city of Boston unveiled the Harriet Tubman Memorial that it commissioned her to create; she made a point to punctuate the fact that the monument told the story of the liberated, and not the liberator.
The crowd that greeted the Bruins' Stanley Cup parade on Monday represented a mixture of races, ethnicities and gender. Some hope that this show of diversity will redefine what has long been the stereotype of a Boston Bruins fan.
A new study conducted by professors at Tufts University and Harvard Business School says whites think anti-white bias is on the rise. But an unscientific trip to downtown Boston doesn't yield the same results.
Black In Latin America
María Hinojosa: One-On-One
Airs Saturday, April 2, at 6pm on WGBH 2/HD.
María Hinojosa: One-On-One
Watch Saturday, February 26 at 6pm on WGBH2/HD.
Even during the height of the Sri Lankan civil war, Sinhalese and Tamils were able to come together on a few things. One of those was food. Get a tour of Sri Lankan cuisine and find some mouth watering recipes.
Race has existed long in our nation’s history—employed as a tool for law-making, social division and much worse. But a new show at the Museum of Science, called ‘Race: Are We So Different?’ asks us to consider why.
Basic Black moves to a new night on WGBH 2, Fridays at 7:30pm, beginning Jan 14.
The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates 22 years of showcasing great films with Jewish themes from around the world. Jared Bowen talks to artistic director Sara Rubin about what she's watching this year.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month continues on WGBH with When Worlds Collide, a vivid exploration of the origins of today’s Latino culture told largely through the untold story of the Americas after Columbus.
ON THE NEWS
Since 1993, NPR’s Latino USA has been documenting one of the most incredible transformations of American life and reality—the exploding Latino population and its integration in the a changing America.
Listen to this program.
Travel writer Rick Steves says Americans shouldn't get sidetracked by how they are perceived when traveling to foreign countries.
Basic Black looks at the emotional, mental, and public health costs of youth violence.
WGBH LearningTours presents: Mediterranean Voyage of Discovery with Diane Rehm and Scott Simon
The Greek Independence Day festival took over Boston Common on Sunday.
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