Basic Black

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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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Basic Black

Millennials

Millennials of color talk about their generation’s political concerns and lifestyle.

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Millennials

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Basic Black

President Trump's immigration orders

President Trump's immigration orders

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President Trump's immigration orders

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African-Americans and the Oscars in 2017

Eighteen African-Americans are nominated for Oscars.

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African-Americans and the Oscars in 2017

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The Inauguration of Donald Trump

What will transpire this week during the inauguration of president-elect Donald J. Trump?

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The Inauguration of Donald Trump

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