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Tracy Sharpley-Whiting

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Author Tracy Sharpley-Whiting discusses her book, Pimps Up, Ho's Down which explores the intersection of feminism, race, and hip-hop and the ramifications of marketing images that denigrate women.pimps

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: The Legacy of Rosa Parks

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February 8, 2013

After the broadcast discussion on reparations and justice, the conversation turned to the legacy of Rosa Parks, who would have celebrated her 100th birthday this week.



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Basic Black: Feminism Isn't Black and White

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

December 20, 2013

This week on Basic Black, our first conversation examines the recent media coverage of Michelle Obama and the meaning of feminism to women of color.  An article in Politico dubbed the First Lady as a "feminist nightmare" while later coverage characterized her as the "angry black woman" when the President took a selfie with Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the funeral of Nelson Mandela.  Both episodes illustrated the great divide between black and white women on the issue of feminism , with many African American commentators saying, in essence, "your feminism ain't like mine…"



(Photo:  First Lady Michelle Obama introducing President Barack Obama before his address to injured veterans and guests on the critical issues facing veterans during the DAV National Convention in Orlando, Fla. Michelle Obama is taking her “Let’s Move!” campaign to Arthur Ashe Kids Day. AP Photo/Julie Fletcher - Aug. 10, 2013, File)

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Basic Black: Feminism Isn't Black and White

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

December 20, 2013

This week on Basic Black, our first conversation examines the recent media coverage of Michelle Obama and the meaning of feminism to women of color.  An article in Politico dubbed the First Lady as a "feminist nightmare" while later coverage characterized her as the "angry black woman" when the President took a selfie with Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the funeral of Nelson Mandela.  Both episodes illustrated the great divide between black and white women on the issue of feminism , with many African American commentators saying, in essence, "your feminism ain't like mine…"



(Photo:  First Lady Michelle Obama introducing President Barack Obama before his address to injured veterans and guests on the critical issues facing veterans during the DAV National Convention in Orlando, Fla. Michelle Obama is taking her “Let’s Move!” campaign to Arthur Ashe Kids Day. AP Photo/Julie Fletcher - Aug. 10, 2013, File)

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A performance from the original play "For Colored Girls ..."

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

An excerpt from For Colored Girls Who've Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Was Enough which was performed at WGBH in December 1977.  The choreopoem was wriiten by award-winning poet and playwright Ntozake Shange.  The performer is Barbara Alston.
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Racism in the Feminist Movement - 1976

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Flo Kennedy is interviewed about racism in the feminist community.
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