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Basic Black LIVE: The Congressional Black Caucus, Faculty Diversity and Tavis vs. Rev. Sharpton

(Originally broadcast February 25, 2010)  This week we take a look at the corporate connections of the Congressional Black Caucus, the challenges faced by professors of color in pursuit of tenure, and the public feud between Tavis Smiley and Rev. Al Sharpton.  Our panelists:  Kim McLarin, writer-in-residence at Emerson College; Phillip Martin, journalist, The World; Latoyia Edwards, New England Cable News; and Mingus Mapps, professor of African and African American Studies and Politics, Brandeis University.