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Basic Black LIVE

Black Boston | Politics

Basic Black discusses the arrest of renowned Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home in Cambridge, Mass.  (Originally broadcast July23, 2009)

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Basic Black LIVE: The Earthquake in Haiti

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 14, 2010)  Basic Black takes a look at the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the response of New England’s Haitian community with our panelists: Writer Kim McLarin, political consultant Tito Jackson, New England Cable News reporter Latoyia Edwards, Rep. Marie St. Fleur, and Davarian Baldwin, professor of American Studies, Trinity College.
Also, a discussion on Tuesday’s upcoming special election to fill the late Senator Ted Kennedy's seat and thoughts on the meaning of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Haiti, US Senate, & MLK

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally recorded January 14, 2010)  After the broadcast our panelists continued the conversation with a discussion on the upcoming special election to fill the late Senator Ted Kennedy's seat and thoughts on the meaning of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Our panelists:  Rep. Marie St. Fleur, Latoyia Edwards from NECN, writer Kim McLarin, and professor Davarian Baldwin.

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Basic Black LIVE: The Earthquake in Haiti

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 14, 2010)  Basic Black takes a look at the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the response of New England’s Haitian community with our panelists: Writer Kim McLarin, political consultant Tito Jackson, New England Cable News reporter Latoyia Edwards, Rep. Marie St. Fleur, and Davarian Baldwin, professor of American Studies, Trinity College.
Also, a discussion on Tuesday’s upcoming special election to fill the late Senator Ted Kennedy's seat and thoughts on the meaning of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Basic Black LIVE: Massachusetts Politics

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

(Originally broadcast February 4, 2010)   Our panelists discuss Senator Scott Brown and the African American community and then take a look at the beginning of the Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign.

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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Politics and the TARP

Black Boston | Business | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast February 4, 2010)  After the broadcast, our panelists discussed the impact President Obama's proposal of a $30 billion initiative that would give small banks more money to make loans to small businesses.

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Basic Black Live: New Protests, New Leadership

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


(Originally broadcast on January 13, 2012)

As we head towards the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, we look back at the past year of protest at home and abroad. In the era of the civil rights movement, much of the attention focused on the leadership; but in this new era of protests, the focus has shifted to the masses. Have leaders become obsolete? Our conversation this week on Basic Black looks at the new role of leadership in grassroots movements, from the Tea Party to the Arab Spring to Occupy.


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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Who Should Have Created the MLK Memorial?

Arts & Culture | Politics


(Originally streamed January 13, 2012)

After the broadcast the conversation turned to focus on the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial on the National Mall.  The Interior Secretary announced that the paraphrased quote referring to Dr. King's remarks about being a "drum major for justice" will be revised to reflect Dr. King's actual words,  But the discussion heated up when it came to the topic of who should have been awarded the honor of creating the monument.


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Basic Black Live: New Protests, New Leadership

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


(Originally broadcast on January 13, 2012)

As we head towards the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, we look back at the past year of protest at home and abroad. In the era of the civil rights movement, much of the attention focused on the leadership; but in this new era of protests, the focus has shifted to the masses. Have leaders become obsolete? Our conversation this week on Basic Black looks at the new role of leadership in grassroots movements, from the Tea Party to the Arab Spring to Occupy.


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Basic Black Live: What is "Black Leadership?"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 18, 2013


As we approach the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and President Obama’s second inauguration, Basic Black looks at the significance of leadership, and specifically the notion of "black leadership."  Questions on the table include:  Is black leadership a reality?  Is the idea of a black leadership outdated?  What should a contemporary black leadership look like?



(Photo by Pete Souza: A view from the back of President Obama's chair, July 2012.)
 

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