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Basic Black Live: Haiti - One Year After The Earthquake

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 14, 2011)  On this episode of Basic Black, we look at Haiti one year after the earthquake. Later in the broadcast and online, a conversation about the tragic shooting in Arizona last weekend: what part did politcal speech play and how did President Obama approach his role as "counselor" in chief. more

Basic Black After The Broadcast: African, Caribbean, and American

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 4, 2014

After the broadcast, the conversation continued on the growth of black immigrant communities in Boston, the changing meanings of identity, and how Africans, Caribbeans, and African Americans can find common ground.


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Basic Black: Becoming Black Americans

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 4, 2014


In "The changing face of citizenship," Boston Globe reporter Maria Sacchetti examines how an increasing number of black immigrants are committed to becoming American citizens, in fact it is a point of great pride once the goal is met.  In Massachusetts, as Saccetti reported, the number of new black citizens has doubled.  This week on Basic Black our conversation explores the political, economic, and cultural impacts of this growing trend.  We're joined by Evandro Carvalho, a native of Cape Verde and winner of the 5th Suffolk District State Rep primary race and Samuel Gebru, founder of the Ethiopian Global Initiative.



Photo: Amina Ahmed, formerly from Nigeria, takes the oath of citizenship during a swearing-in ceremony for 5,000 new citizens at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
 

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Basic Black: Becoming Black Americans

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 4, 2014


In "The changing face of citizenship," Boston Globe reporter Maria Sacchetti examines how an increasing number of black immigrants are committed to becoming American citizens, in fact it is a point of great pride once the goal is met.  In Massachusetts, as Saccetti reported, the number of new black citizens has doubled.  This week on Basic Black our conversation explores the political, economic, and cultural impacts of this growing trend.  We're joined by Evandro Carvalho, a native of Cape Verde and winner of the 5th Suffolk District State Rep primary race and Samuel Gebru, founder of the Ethiopian Global Initiative.



Photo: Amina Ahmed, formerly from Nigeria, takes the oath of citizenship during a swearing-in ceremony for 5,000 new citizens at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
 

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Basic Black: Becoming Black Americans

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

April 4, 2014


In "The changing face of citizenship," Boston Globe reporter Maria Sacchetti examines how an increasing number of black immigrants are committed to becoming American citizens, in fact it is a point of great pride once the goal is met.  In Massachusetts, as Saccetti reported, the number of new black citizens has doubled.  This week on Basic Black our conversation explores the political, economic, and cultural impacts of this growing trend.  We're joined by Evandro Carvalho, a native of Cape Verde and winner of the 5th Suffolk District State Rep primary race and Samuel Gebru, founder of the Ethiopian Global Initiative.



Photo: Amina Ahmed, formerly from Nigeria, takes the oath of citizenship during a swearing-in ceremony for 5,000 new citizens at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
 

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Basic Black: Puerto Rico and USVI Update

Politics

More than six months after Hurricanes Maria and Irma slammed the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, Basic Black looked at the progress of rebuilding efforts in the territories. Callie Crossley was joined by:

Dr. Pedro Reina-Pérez, director of Harvard’s Puerto Rico Winter Institute and professor at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras

Julio Ricardo Varela, co-host of political podcast "In The Thick" and digital media director at Futuro Media Group

Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter at WGBH

Juan Carlos Morales, co-chair of Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico and a managing partner at Surfside Capital Advisors.

The show also featured a pre-taped audio interview with:

Dr. David Hall, president of the University of the Virgin Islands

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Basic Black: Puerto Rico and USVI Update

Politics

More than six months after Hurricanes Maria and Irma slammed the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, Basic Black looked at the progress of rebuilding efforts in the territories. Callie Crossley was joined by:

Dr. Pedro Reina-Pérez, director of Harvard’s Puerto Rico Winter Institute and professor at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras

Julio Ricardo Varela, co-host of political podcast "In The Thick" and digital media director at Futuro Media Group

Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter at WGBH

Juan Carlos Morales, co-chair of Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico and a managing partner at Surfside Capital Advisors.

The show also featured a pre-taped audio interview with:

Dr. David Hall, president of the University of the Virgin Islands

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Basic Black: Puerto Rico and USVI Update

Politics

More than six months after Hurricanes Maria and Irma slammed the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, Basic Black looked at the progress of rebuilding efforts in the territories. Callie Crossley was joined by:

Dr. Pedro Reina-Pérez, director of Harvard’s Puerto Rico Winter Institute and professor at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras

Julio Ricardo Varela, co-host of political podcast "In The Thick" and digital media director at Futuro Media Group

Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter at WGBH

Juan Carlos Morales, co-chair of Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico and a managing partner at Surfside Capital Advisors.

The show also featured a pre-taped audio interview with:

Dr. David Hall, president of the University of the Virgin Islands

more

Basic Black Online Exclusive: Political Speech and The Tragedy in Arizona

Black Boston | Politics

(Originally streamed January 14, 2011)  After the broadcast, our panel discussed whether political speech and rhetoric had any connection to the horrific shooting rampage in Tuscon, Arizona, leaving 6 dead and U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life.
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A Conversation with Environmental Activist Van Jones

Politics | Science & Technology

Basic Black contributor Talia Whyte talks with environmental activist Van Jones.
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