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Basic Black: Mentoring Young Men and Boys of Color

April 6th, 2018

As Basic Black continues to celebrate its 50th season, guest host Chris Collins sat down with an all-male panel to discuss mentoring young men and boys of color in Boston and why mentoring black and brown boys is vital today.  As the recent death of Stephon Clark and the Parkland, Florida shooting, the panel discusses how these incidents and others weigh on the lives of youth.  They also discuss how mentoring in their own lives has helped them to succeed.  

The panel:

Shawn Brown, Executive Director of Boston B.A.M. - Becoming A Man program in Boston

Robert Lewis Jr., founder, The Base

James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston

Rev. Dr. Emmett G. Price III, founding Pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship. He's also a regular contributor to WGBH’s Boston Public Radio segment, All Revved Up!