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Basic Black Live: The Myths and Realities of the Single Black Woman

(Originally broadcast on February 11, 2011)  As we approach Valentine’s Day this Basic Black conversation takes a look at the cultural myths of the single black female: educated, self-sufficient, independent...or lonely, angry and emasculating?  We'll discuss the perceptions and realities that surround today's single black woman.

Our panel: Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show, 89.7 WGBH Radio; Kim McLarin, assistant professor of writing, literature, and publishing, Emerson College; C. Shawn McGuffey, assistant professor of sociology, Boston College; and Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter, 89.7, WGBH Radio.