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Now Playing: Basic Black: Immigration Reform and... an Icon Implodes?

Basic Black: Immigration Reform and... an Icon Implodes?

November 21, 2014

This week on Basic Black: President Obama has thrown down the gauntlet to his detractors on immigration reform in the form of an executive action. Who does it impact and does this signal the beginning of a battle with Congress?  Later in the show, the unmaking of an icon, as up to 13 women have come forward with accusations of sexual assault against comedian Bill Cosby.
 
Panelists:

- Latoyia Edwards, anchor, NECN

- Phillip Martin, senior reporter, WGBH News

- Kim McLarin, cultural commentator and Assistant Professor of Writing, Emerson College

- Michael Jeffries, Associate Professor of American Studies, Wellesley College

- Julio Varela, journalist and founder, Latino Rebels
 

Photo: President Obama delivers an address on immigration reform from the East Room of the White House, November 20, 2014.  (Official White House photo by Pete Souza.)