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Basic Black News of the Week: On-Screen Families and the Vaccination Question

February 6, 2015

This week on Basic Black’s roundtable:

    •    With the rise of television shows like Black-ish and Empire and the newly-released movie Black and White, we ask if Hollywood is on the way to realistic portrayals of families of color.
    •    A measles outbreak earlier this week at Disneyland in California re-ignited the debate over vaccinations - with oftentimes limited access to healthcare are children of color at particular risk?


Panelists:

- Latoyia Edwards, Anchor, NECN

- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH News

- Kim McLarin, assistant professor of writing, literature and publishing, Emerson College

- Donna Patterson, Assistant Professor fo Africana Studies, Wellesley College