Basic Black

"Putting the soul in public media since 1968."

Basic BlackBased out of Boston, this local public television program covers a range of national topics from Gay Marriage and the Black Church, to the Relevance of Black Studies in universities.

In response to the demand for public television programs that reflect African American concerns, Basic Black was conceived in 1968 amidst the tumultuous Civil Rights movement. Forty years later, in the midst of 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, Basic Black reflects that ongoing black experience.

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Additional Resources from Basic Black: 

|  Watch Video: Studio B         

|  Watch Video: Say Brother Collection         

|  Watch Video: Black Perspectives Now

 Join Basic Black for a live discussion surrounding top issues of the week. Friday's at 7:30pm ET.

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Hollywood And The Slave Narrative

Hollywood And The Slave Narrative

Can Hollywood ever tell the real story when it turns its lens on African American history?

The Obesity Beast

The Obesity Beast

A focus on contributing factors to childhood obesity in communities of color.

Not Just The Blues: Race & Mental Illness

Not Just The Blues: Race & Mental Illness

Not Just The Blues: Race and Mental Illness

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