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Basic Black

Basic Black

PUTTING THE SOUL IN PUBLIC MEDIA SINCE 1968: Basic Black was created in during the turmoil of the civil rights movement as a response to the demand for public television programs reflecting the concerns of communities of color.

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Fri May 10th, 7:30pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/w0CYXnRc3inDWmTUD7DRSg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Basic Black discusses the importance of having a diverse population of doctors. /episodes/get/92098 /episode/92098 Doctors of Color /episode-player/92098

Basic Black discusses the importance of having a diverse population of doctors.

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Mon, 05/13/2019 - 06:06
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/FQnQjkTzO0gd0zbfTA-i9g==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Basic Black explores the realities of reparations. Why has it reemerged in the mainstream and what would it look like in 2019? /episodes/get/91890 /episode/91890 Reparations /episode-player/91890

Basic Black explores the realities of reparations.

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Mon, 05/06/2019 - 08:31
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/XTJLNuniiZD1Cjh0we0iEw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Basic Black explores how does people of color fit into Massachusetts' emerging cannabis industry. Tito Jackson, Sieh Samura, Kobie Evans and Kim Napoli joins the panel. /episodes/get/91486 /episode/91486 Marijuana in Massachusetts & How People of Color Fit In /episode-player/91486

How does people of color fit into Massachusetts' emerging cannabis industry.

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Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:17
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/SSU5-q7hzU1mG_BuhmgikA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The 2020 Presidential campaign is heating up with a swarm of eager candidates. Basic Black takes a look at the candidates running and how their platforms may impact communities of color. Phillip Martin, Rachel Kemp, Renee Graham & Steve Tompkins joins the panel. /episodes/get/91327 /episode/91327 2020 Presidential Outlook /episode-player/91327

The 2020 Presidential campaign is heating up with a swarm of eager candidates.

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Mon, 04/08/2019 - 05:08
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/9rU-wmyzxfk-Uhy6jOzCfw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Several movies that feature people of color are nominated for several awards at the 91st Academy awards. Basic Black explores why. Panelists: Daniel Callahan, Multimedia Artist & Filmmaker, Naheem Garcia, Actor, Director & Educator, Andrea Lyman, Actor, Singer & Board Member of New... /episodes/get/90112 /episode/90112 Oscars Preview /episode-player/90112

A look at the films and nominees of color at the Oscars.

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Mon, 02/25/2019 - 04:37
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/_N5lTgUVmB2c3AETmEKIoQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Basic Black examines how prevalent skin complexion is among communities of color today. Guest Panel: Jabari Asim author & Emerson College Professor, Psychologist, Dericka Canada-Cunningham, Singer, Actress & Educator, Lovely Hoffman & Ph.D. candidate Christina Douyon. /episodes/get/89776 /episode/89776 Colorism /episode-player/89776

Basic Black examines how prevalent skin complexion is among communities of color today.

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Mon, 02/11/2019 - 04:56
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