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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/ImOkgJOvLJrdxCdHYB7NRg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false We take a look at the current state of the criminal justice system. Where does it currently stand, what progress has been made and what still needs work? Who stands to benefit most from a reformed Criminal Justice system? Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, Phillip Martin, Sean Ellis, Rahsaan Hall and... /episodes/get/99193 /episode/99193 Criminal Justice Reform /episode-player/99193

We look at the state of criminal justice reform.

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Mon, 01/27/2020 - 04:35
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/UIDvIZL0nZWZ4Hss2TeOBg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Berklee School of Music joins Basic Black to showcase veteran artists such as Grammy Award winning artist, Terri Lyne Carrington, Tia Fuller and up and coming artist, Dreion Murrell. /episodes/get/98326 /episode/98326 Berklee Musical /episode-player/98326

Berklee College of Music joins Basic Black to showcase veteran and up and coming artists.

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Mon, 12/30/2019 - 06:15
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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

Air date:
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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