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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/jff80B72Owz9cLg7SqvQyw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false We explore how to level the playing field for kids of color when earning a quality education in Boston's Public School system. BPS Superintendent, Dr. Cassellius, METCO CEO, Milly Arbaje-Thomas, Black Educator's Alliance of Mass. President, Edith Bazile & NECIR/WGBH News Reporter,... /episodes/get/98049 /episode/98049 Education Equality /episode-player/98049

Are kids of color receiving the same quality education as white students in public schools

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Mon, 11/25/2019 - 06:32
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/dF6dub5gxNyh4sPu4hyIJQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Tonight on Basic Black, we wrap up week one of the Impeachment Hearings /episodes/get/97861 /episode/97861 Impeachment Hearings /episode-player/97861

Tonight on Basic Black, we wrap up week one of the Impeachment Hearings

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Mon, 11/18/2019 - 05:31
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/zAXGweQ2SnI6keFZ_cJx0Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false We take a look at the crucial voting block of black women. With less than a year until election day, what issues is this group most interested in that can motivate them to go to the polls and make an impact? /episodes/get/97598 /episode/97598 The Black Women's Vote /episode-player/97598

We discuss the power of the Black Women's Vote ahead of the 2020 election cycle.

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Mon, 11/11/2019 - 04:49
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/5cHAhFiMNCvSZPUJMUUsDA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In this episode, we review the new film on Harriet Tubman. We also evaluate the 1619 project organized by The New York Times with the goal of re-examining the legacy of slavery in the United States and timed for the 400th anniversary of the arrival in America of the first enslaved people from West... /episodes/get/97477 /episode/97477 Harriet Tubman Movie & 1619 /episode-player/97477

Harriet Tubman Movie & 1619

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Mon, 11/04/2019 - 03:49
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/gCcsI6JwgaI4cHC1d29Jcg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false This week we discuss the filmmakers of color who produced horror/suspense films, what the impact of those films have been on society, and the challenges filmmakers and actors encounter when producing this genre of filmmaking. /episodes/get/97240 /episode/97240 Black Horror Films /episode-player/97240

Black Horror Films

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Mon, 10/28/2019 - 06:26
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/VJp72cefiyVALewEN5iPSw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false This week we discuss the marijuana industry and how much equality exist within the field. /episodes/get/96980 /episode/96980 Cannabis Equality /episode-player/96980

Cannabis Equality

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Mon, 10/21/2019 - 06:56
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