race relations

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

The Book Show #1394 - Richard Price

  Richard Price is known for his bestsellers Clockers and Freedomland as well as writing for the HBO hit – The Wire.

His latest book, The Whites, is a tale of a New York City police detective under siege by an unsolved murder, his own dark past, and a violent stalker out of revenge.

Vox Pop
12:03 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Open Forum: Ferguson

The grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the August shooting of Michael Brown has sparked outrage and protest around the country. It’s on everyone’s minds today, and we are still seeing the aftermath play out.

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New York News
2:53 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Remembering The March And The Dream

Community organizations, labor unions, and individuals from throughout the Hudson Valley and the Capital Region are coming together this evening to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Groups will assemble for a night of remembrance, celebration, and discussion for the future of the civil rights movement. They'll commemorate the march and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.

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New England News
5:43 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Berkshire Residents Discuss Race Issues In Wake Of Zimmerman Verdict

The event was held as part of the Lift Ev'ry Voice 2013 festival.

An event in Pittsfield Monday night served as a reflection and call to action and service in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. But during a discussion forum, community members were very much focused on current events.

The program titled “From Emancipation to Equality: The Unfinished Business of the Civil War and Civil Rights” was held as part of the countywide Lift Ev’ry Voice Biennial Celebration, and brought together members of the Berkshire County community with experts on race relations.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

NAACP Warns Churches Could Be Targets Of Election Related Hate Crimes

Civil rights leaders in Springfield Massachusetts, where a black church was burned four years ago, are urging local churches to be on guard as election day approaches.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

   The Springfield branch of the NAACP has sent a 19 page security guide to more than 100 churches in western Massachusetts. The Springfield NAACP president, Rev. Talbert Swan said the organization is concerned that African American churches  could be the targets of hate crimes should President Obama be re-elected.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Some of My Best Friends Are Black

New England News
3:55 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Housing Discrimination Complaints Rising

A foreclosed house in Springfield MA

Civil rights authorities say they've seen a serious uptick in housing discrimination complaints in Massachusetts.  Its further fall out from the foreclosure crisis.  WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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