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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 Feb 8th, 7:30pm
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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. /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. /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. /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? /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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//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.

Air date:
Mon, 01/07/2019 - 06:50
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