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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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WGBY 57/HD
Fri Jan 11th, 7:30pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/V8qW7hcGIGb_YSgNXXB8YA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false This week, Basic Black explores unique challenges that men of color face when addressing mental health issues. Panelists: Gary Bailey, professor of practice at Simmons School of Social Work; Marty Martinez, chief of Boston's Department of Health and Human Services; Charles Daniels, therapist... /episodes/get/89057 /episode/89057 Men of Color and Mental Health /episode-player/89057

Men of Color and Mental Health

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Mon, 01/14/2019 - 05:05
WGBY 57/HD
Fri Jan 4th, 7:30pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/VN08QeNGbl9i6KOgHeS5hw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The incoming cohort of the U.S. House of Representatives is the most diverse yet. How will this new Congress address the needs of constituents of color? Panelists: Sonia Chang-Díaz, MA state senator for the 2nd Suffolk District; Phillip Martin, senior reporter for WGBH News; Andrew Leong, associate... /episodes/get/88922 /episode/88922 2019 Outlook in Congress & State Legislature /episode-player/88922

2019 Outlook in Congress and the Massachusetts State Legislature for people of color.

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Mon, 01/07/2019 - 06:50
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/W_-k9ZTBIQ6qix8feuAxsw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false This week, we talk to Boston-area chefs and food experts about food cultures and traditions. Panelists: Tony Barros, owner of Restaurante Cesaria; Irene Li, chef and co-owner, Mei Mei Restaurant & Street Kitchen; Dr. Fred Opie, professor of history and foodways at Babson College; and Josue... /episodes/get/88118 /episode/88118 Food Cultures and Traditions /episode-player/88118

BasicBlack is joined by Boston area chefs and food experts to talk about Food Cultures and

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Mon, 12/17/2018 - 07:02
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/bY8WicWmC4tiSjJdBMFQSQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In this episode, we discuss the racial wealth gap and what it means for future generations of people of color. Panelists: Glynn Lloyd, executive director of the Business Equity Initiative at Eastern Bank; Mary Coleman, senior VP and COO of Economic Mobility Pathways; Teri Williams, president and... /episodes/get/83721 /episode/83721 Generational Wealth Gap & People of Color /episode-player/83721

Generational Wealth Gap & People of Color

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Mon, 11/05/2018 - 04:55
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/vFEY8EJVR_PRBiVA63Y4Xw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Tonight, guest host Chris Collins leads a discussion on the societal tensions "The Hate U Give" explores onscreen. Panelists: Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter at WGBH News; Segun Idowu, founder of the Boston Police Camera Action Team; Kim McLarin, associate professor at... /episodes/get/83438 /episode/83438 The Hate U Give /episode-player/83438

“The Hate U Give” tackles several issues including race, class, crime and more.

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Mon, 10/22/2018 - 06:37
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/OR4Qg2DnH52Tna2mJvOwlQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false From the national anthem to Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign, we discuss what happens when athletes engage in activism. Chris Collins serves as guest host. Panelists: Donna Latson Gittens, founder and CEO of MORE Advertising; Rahsaan Hall, director of the Racial Justice Program at the ACLU of MA; Dana... /episodes/get/83426 /episode/83426 Athletes and Activism /episode-player/83426

Athletes and Activism

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Mon, 10/15/2018 - 06:39
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