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Basic Black Live: A Conversation on The Black Family

(Originally broadcast on June 3, 2010)  This week on Basic Black, a conversation on the current state of The Black Family. This year marks the 45th anniversary of Asst. Sec. of Labor Daniel Moynihan’s report: The Negro Family: The Case For National Action. We’ll take a look at how black families are faring in terms of income, housing, education, marriage, and child-rearing. Our panel: Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show, WGBH Radio; Kim McLarin, writer-in-residence, Emerson College; Peniel Joseph, professor of history, Tufts University; and C. Shawn McGuffey, assistant professor of sociology, Boston College.