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 African Americans. Now, forty years later, in the midst of another historical political shift, the mission of Basic Black remains strong. The historic 2008 presidential race, the reexamination of racial ideologies, the search for new black leadership, the embrace of a global citizenship, and the continuing search for solutions to pressing concerns demand a fresh examination of the black experience. Basic Black on broadband will reflec
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This week on Basic Black: Black History Icons - Respected, Revered, and... Repackaged?
This Week On Basic Black: Jordan, Trayvon, and the Consequenses of Implicit Bias
We focus on the public health impact to communities in the wake of gun violence.
Scandal and conviction has resulted in the expulsion of State Rep. Carlos Henriquez
Our panelists discuss the State of the Commonwealth and State of the Union addresses.
Filmmaker Joe Brewster joins us to talk about the making of his film, American Promise.
This Week on Basic Black: Rap, Race, the First Amendment, and Crime
This Week on Basic Black: New Political Realities
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