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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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Fri Oct 4th, 7:30pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/TV0X43UuKjfeEEXFtadcLw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false What are the effects on a person or group that are seen as, "other"? As law enforcement reports an upward trend in hate crimes, how do people of color cope with the intermingling of both hate and fear in the current climate? Panelists: Ivan Espinoza, Esq., Cecil Webster MD., Phillip... /episodes/get/96540 /episode/96540 Fear of the Other /episode-player/96540

What happens to those perceived as "other" who face discrimination, suspicion & terror?

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Mon, 10/07/2019 - 05:48
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/JHtNANzXiG_MSl7lZr7Wiw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Basic Black highlights the 2019 Roxbury Film Festival with guest filmmakers. Lisa Simmons, Vladimir Minuty, Jennifer Sharp & Clennon King joined the panel. /episodes/get/93208 /episode/93208 Roxbury Film Festival /episode-player/93208

Basic Black highlights the 2019 Roxbury Film Festival

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Mon, 06/24/2019 - 08:07
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/w0CYXnRc3inDWmTUD7DRSg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Basic Black discusses the importance of having a diverse population of doctors. /episodes/get/92098 /episode/92098 Doctors of Color /episode-player/92098

Basic Black discusses the importance of having a diverse population of doctors.

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Mon, 05/13/2019 - 06:06
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/FQnQjkTzO0gd0zbfTA-i9g==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Basic Black explores the realities of reparations. Why has it reemerged in the mainstream and what would it look like in 2019? /episodes/get/91890 /episode/91890 Reparations /episode-player/91890

Basic Black explores the realities of reparations.

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Mon, 05/06/2019 - 08:31
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/XTJLNuniiZD1Cjh0we0iEw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Basic Black explores how does people of color fit into Massachusetts' emerging cannabis industry. Tito Jackson, Sieh Samura, Kobie Evans and Kim Napoli joins the panel. /episodes/get/91486 /episode/91486 Marijuana in Massachusetts & How People of Color Fit In /episode-player/91486

How does people of color fit into Massachusetts' emerging cannabis industry.

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Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:17
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/SSU5-q7hzU1mG_BuhmgikA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The 2020 Presidential campaign is heating up with a swarm of eager candidates. Basic Black takes a look at the candidates running and how their platforms may impact communities of color. Phillip Martin, Rachel Kemp, Renee Graham & Steve Tompkins joins the panel. /episodes/get/91327 /episode/91327 2020 Presidential Outlook /episode-player/91327

The 2020 Presidential campaign is heating up with a swarm of eager candidates.

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Mon, 04/08/2019 - 05:08
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