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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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//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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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/ZU8drcSSiurTZeXPqGRZAQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Basic Black discusses R. Kelly and the slew of allegations he's faced throughout his career. We also talk about the surge in online videos featuring Black Americans facing unwarranted police calls or humiliation. Guest Panel: Phillip Martin of WGBH News, Kim McLarin of Emerson College,... /episodes/get/89627 /episode/89627 R. Kelly and "Living While Black" Viral Videos /episode-player/89627

R. Kelly Allegations & "Living While Black" viral videos

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Sun, 02/03/2019 - 20:01
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/tUQadPuagRviLSc3Rvo3Tg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Basic Blacks dives into an epidemic affecting communities of color, diabetes. We are joined by a panel of experts to discuss ways to improve living with the disease. Guest Panel: James Morton of YMCA, Dana Barros of the Celtics, Monet Bland of Joslin Diabetes Center & Tracey Brown of... /episodes/get/90650 /episode/90650 "Diabetes Awareness & Healthy Lifestyles" /episode-player/90650

Diabetes Awareness & Healthy Lifestyles

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Sun, 01/27/2019 - 20:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/TYEQoOfVBnU2MwOGHWFZiw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Basic Black explores the circumstance of being the only person of color in various settings. How it affects a person's psyche, how prevalent is it on the job or in academia? Guest Panel: Maureen Alphonse-Charles of Koya recruiting, Justin Kang of City Awake, Aisha Frances of Benjamin Franklin... /episodes/get/89199 /episode/89199 The Only One /episode-player/89199

The Only One

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Tue, 01/22/2019 - 04:40
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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
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